- I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!
Friday, December 26, 2008
I haven't had much of a chance to do a real Christmas post yet, but I wanted to throw this shot of Maggie's new "smile" up! Yesterday morning she started saying cheese every time I took a picture! It was SOOOOO cute. Almost every picture I took of her looked like this!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
John, of course, was the one who baptised him. Jedidiah and Paul Schween witnessed. Nana and Papa both came! It was great to be able to have them BOTH for Ammon's special day!!!! The primary presidency gave him a cute little book with his picture and a copy of his testimony that he had written. We are so very proud of him. He is just one of the sweetest most giving boys you could ever know!
This is the whole gang gathered for a quick photo session after the baptism. Papa had already left to get back to Mini Nana so he couldn't be in them.
After we all had lunch and got our clothes changed we went to the zoo for the rest of the day! Then we got to stay for the Zoo Lights and dinner because it was also the day of Daddy's office party.
Sarah chose to draw a waterfall scene. She drew a bear with a salmon jumping out of the river. There is also a a fox and an eagle.
She cut up french fry containers, playing cars and their box, napkins and construction paper! Daddy was sooo surprised when he got home!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Second: I am REALLY tired of being sick! So, I would like all of those weird scientist-type people that are trying to prove that all this COLD weather is proof of global WARMING... to cut it out, and focus on more important things... like a cure for the common cold!
Third: I was pretty grouchy yesterday, after grocery shopping for almost three hours and loading every thing into the van on my own then driving home in the cold, nasty, rain with Rose and Sarah. Sarah was trying to cheer me up.
Sarah: Well, at least it's natures car wash...
Me: (confused look)
Sarah: What? I was just trying to look on the bright side.
Me: Sarah, I'm sore, my hand is swollen (still recovering and all), it is cold! It is wet! I am tired. It is dark and rainy and dreary outside. There is no bright side!
Sarah: MOM you KNOW there is ALWAYS a bright side... seeee!
(I looked where she was pointing. In the the opposite lane of traffic... EVERY car had it's headlights on. I couldn't help but smile and all three of us broke out laughing!)
So take a little lesson from my Sarah..."There is ALWAYS a bright side!"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This is their adoption blog. You can find out all of the information you need about this couple here! I will be posting it on the sidebar so that any one can check it out. (I have permission) Please refer ANYONE that might be thinking about placing a baby to this site!
While the children were holding her, they noticed a bump that has formed on her stomach. They all assumed she was getting ready to lay eggs again but I knew as soon as I saw it that there was a problem.
It was too late to do any thing then so I tossed and turned all night imagining how it would be to tell Ammon the worst. I call my regular vet first thing in the morning. It turns out that they don't see exotic animals so they referred us to a VERY nice exotics specialist.
Longs story short...Olivia has cancer. Ammon doesn't know yet and we won't know if it has metastasised for a few days. If it has there's no point in going any further. If it has not, she can have surgery in about 10 days.
After a lot of crying we have decided that we will give her the chance. If she proves strong enough, she'll have the surgery; but if she doesn't, we are not going to prolong the inevitable.
I know this sounds a little odd but I am asking for prayers for Ammon's lizard (and quite possibly his best friend!)
If you can't find it in your heart to pray for a lizard. Please pray for Ammon instead. This girl is so much a part of our family that I can't imagine how he would take losing her.
Friday, November 28, 2008
There was turkey and stuffing
all ready to eat,
but I took some pictures
'cause Mini-Nana's smile was so sweet!
So we all gathered round her
while she was so happy
Except the two babies...
They were to busy napping
Here's a pic of our Sarah
With the very best Nana
look how pretty they are
as they smile for the cam'ra!
Papa wasn't to thrilled
with the paparazzi
So we just snapped the picture
and hollered "Let's Eat!"
It began with the pilgrims,
that came to America
When Maggie woke up
she wasn't too chipper,
But Daddy fixed that
by giving her pie before supper!