Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pukey and Brace



Okay so we went to the dr. yesterday and found out that joe only really compressed one of his vertebrae and wont need any surgery -just a brace to help him heal. He isn't allowed to lift anything heavier than 5 lbs for the next 3 months. Now that the initial stiffness from the fall has worn off-he is moving around a little bit more-but still taking things really slow-he will get to go back to work in two weeks.So far so good. I was able to go to enrichment last night-they had babysitting-so i finally got some time for me in this week-even with brooke attached. Plus Brooke went to bed at 10:30 so I actually got to bed before 11!!!! After much needed rest I am feeling more energized. Which is good-because whitney had her 2nd snow day today with no school-and she and amber are constantly in need of mediator mommy. I bought this boppy with this slipcover case to go with it andit is really helping me out. And since Brooke has been suffering from a little acid reflux it's helping her out too. At 7 1/2 weeks Brooke now weighs 13 1/2 lbs. People seriously don't believe me when I tell them how old she is. But here are some recent photos of the cutie..I like the second one because you can see that her eyes are still blue and she is doing the famous pout that Whitney and cousin Violet both do as well.

Twosie Tag.
Two names you go by: Arin, aronius pk
Two things you're wearing right now: dance pants, comfy socks
Two things you'd want or have in a relationship: Communication Laughter
Two of your favorite things to do: Read and dance
Two things you want very badly right now: no whiny kids, a house to live in
Two things you did last night: Enrichment, confiscated a five year old's dollhouse
Two things you ate yesterday: tacos, cereal
Two things you did today: retrieved pain medicine for hubby, fed and dressed baby
Two longest car rides: Salt Lake to Phoenix, SaltLake to Moscow Idaho
Two favorite Holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving
Two favorite beverages: water and mug rootbeer
Two things about me: I am very patient, I like to be competitive-in a good fair way
Two jobs I've had in my life: dance instructor and secretary
Two places I've lived: Rexburg and Moscow Id
Two of my favorite foods: banana cream pie shake from DQ and onion rings
Two places I'd rather be right now: Our previous residence, or on vacation to Hawaii
I now get to tag 2 people to do my twosies tag. I tag Nicole and Angie

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hoooray!!!!! and OUCH :- (

So we had two major occurances happen this week. First Amber is now potty trained-I am so excited. I don't even have to remind her unless when we are out of the house and I'm nervous she won't tell me she has to go. She still wears pull ups at night-mostly because I don't want to be constantly washing her bedding in case she has an accident. So I am jumping for joy . Now the second event was a little more on the sober side. Joe fell down on the ice last wednesday and compressed two of the vertebrae in his back. He goes to see a spinal surgeon tomorrow for a consult to tell him what his limitations will/should be and what can be done. So I have pretty much done everything and I now know how exhausting twins would have been had we had them. Right now I have four children and the biggest one is almost more demanding than the smallest. But I don't mind since I love them all so much and Joe gets to see that I don't sit around all day watching soap operas and eating bon bons.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Seven years ago we looked like this....

Seven years ago in January, Joe and I went on our first date...so I thought I would put down in pictures what happened since then.....



Dance at Ricks College April 2001










We got engaged May 2001
Our engagement Picture June 2001
We got married Aug 17th 2001

Whitney was born June 2002

Amber was born August 2004
















Halloween 2004

Bought our first house Fall 2005








Started this blog
Spring 2006

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A few of my favorite Pictures


Just a couple of the pictures of my two oldest girls...















Saturday, January 12, 2008


So here is precious again-sleeping-which she is doing not too much of lately. She does sleep -just little cat naps here and there. Not much has happened since my last post but i though a few people might want to see how big brooke is getting plus there is afunny one of her hair that i think immitates a certain late night host..any guesses?? anyway enjoy