"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Painting

I'm not a huge Halloween fan, I'll be the first to admit that. I really would be ok skipping right over Halloween and into Thanksgiving but....with kids that's just not possible.
Instead of carving pumpkins (which again, not my favorite thing) we opted for painting pumpkins and the kids were just as happy, if not happier.  They each took their time to create their masterpiece. Annie painted a little here and a  little there and mostly covered her body (which she did not like so much) She can't stand to have dirty hands.  Once the kids were done we decided it was time to paint my pumpkin.  I've never been pregnant (I take that back, HUGE pregnant) so close to Halloween.  At first they thought it was weird to be painting me but they soon got over that and went to town and did a great job!

We have been finally getting some rain around here. A little late for our hay fields but it is appreciated non the less.  Annie loves to be outside and rain definitely did not stop her.  She loved running (and sometimes falling, darn boots) around in the puddles and rain.  She of course was sad when it was time to go in. 

After three years of staring at the hideous colors in our bedroom(red walls with yellow beadboard?? no thanks!) I like red and yellow together just not on huge walls! We finally decided it was time to paint, now we are wondering why we waited so long!! It's amazing what fresh paint and a little bit of furniture rearrangement can do!
Now the hard/fun part, decorating.  That will probably have to wait till after baby (which by the way, will take over our room in a matter of weeks!)

This last picture is of the little room just off to the side of our bedroom.  We figured we'd freshen it up as well and get rid of the dark wood paneling. It definitely brightened up the room!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

35 weeks

Not much has been going on around here, thus my lack of posts. Yesterday was Columbus day so the kids were out of school. I caught this moment last night and I just had to get a picture. It doesn't happen very often where all of my kids are sitting still, even with a movie going. 

Every now and then I'll catch Annie sitting by her bucket of books flipping through the pages. I love it so much! She loves books!

35 weeks!!
I can't believe I'm here at this point. I am definitely feeling pregnant, night and day.  
Sleep doesn't come easy and it doesn't last long. It takes forever to fall asleep and then it seems like I wake up constantly throughout the night. 
This child loves to move in the evening. It can be quite painful and when he kicks sometimes it'll make my whole body move. 
Heartburn is off and on. It usually hits me the second I wake up and then fades throughout the day.
Still no name for this little guy. I'm still not to worried, I'm sure something will come up.
I'm really really hoping I'll have this baby early, not too early, just a couple days, that's all I'm asking.
I'm getting limited on maternity clothes that still fit me well. 
 I spend most of my days chasing after Annie and trying to keep up with cleaning my house. But it seems like with just that I get way exhausted. 
I just can't wait for this little one to make his debut.