My friends threw this little mother daughter witches hat party. WE had such a good time. WE made braclets and boo baskets and candy necklases. WE decorated cookies and made cute little halloween decorations.
It was fun without being scary. I think that is what Halloween should be all about. Just fun!!! Thanks girls for a good party.
Daniel must have thought milking this cow was fun or somthing??? We went to a corn maze a couple of weeks ago. We had a good time. They had some other activities to do as well. The kids rode in the cow train(that was the favorite) and they had cannons that shot corn and you had to try to hit the target. We also we on a hay ride. I don't know what I expected out of the hay ride but it definitely was not what I expected. Maybe part of it is when you think of hay rides you think of cool crisp air. But our hay ride we were sweating and coughing from all the dirt the tractor kicked up into our faces. In the corn maze we had to answer questions to get out of it. If you answered a question wrong you would end up getting lost. I think we did pretty good. But it was hot and we were all pooped out by the time we hit the end of it. This is what everyone looked like after the maze and before lunch. It was fun but we won't be back. Starting next year they won't let you bring you lunch to eat. They want you to spend your money on their food. They had this nice area to eat lunch and everything. Maybe we should do this often becuase eveyone was nice and quiet for a few moments after.
Miss Eliza just had tubes put into her ears this morning. I was thinking of describing what my life has been like since she has been born. She has suffered and been in pain from the day she was born. First she dealt with colic, then acid reflux, then as soon as we get her acid reflux under control she started having cronic ear infections. The poor baby has been in pain her whole life. My life as a mother has stopped completely. She has cried her whole life. So the natural thing as a mother would be, to do what it takes to make her happy. So she has rarely left my arms since birth. My life has stopped. I have watched others lives go on and I sit in life standing still. I don't know if even what I am saying make since but a nurse at the surgery center had a granddaughter with the same problem and she new exactly what I have been going through and understood. I pray with all my heart that these ear tubes will finally bring her out of pain and into a whole new world for her. I have caught glimpses of her true sweet spirit and I know there is a tender happy girl in there. She had a blessing last night that said she would be happy again and out of pain. I have had a blessing that has told me that I have lessons to learn in helping her and that she is preparing me for later trials in life. At first thought you may think oh heavens what trials will she be going through but I feel okay about it all. I feel grateful to have her in my life and grateful that she is helping me learn things that I need to learn. We came home from the surgery center this morning and she smiled so big. She smiled like I haven't seen her smile in months. She has been happy and has played on the floor without me needing to be with her every second. She has been exploring instead of looking to see where I am at. She is showing signs of the baby I know that she is. The first picture is my baby. My Eliza. The sweet little spirit I grew to know the day she was born. I pray with all my heart that my lessons are over and I have learned what I need to. I pray even more that she will be out of pain for good and can enjoy her life on this earth. I know that life is about trials but she is so little to have to learn from the painful trials.
I sit here only hearing the hum of my computer and the wind blowing outside. What a wonderful sound to hear sometimes. I now have a new favorite flower. Lillies. These flowers are absolutely beautiful!!!! Why flowers you ask? Well Tom and I just celebrated our 13 wedding anniversary about a week ago and this is what he sent to the house. They are absolutely beautiful. I just can't get over how pretty they are. The only draw back to flowers is that they end up dying and what was once a beautiful lovely exciting bouquet turns into this yucky pile of wilted brown stuff. But they are still worth it to enjoy for a week the beauty they bring. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband in my life. I never questioned weather or not I would marry him. When I met him I just new that I was going to marry him. He asked me to make sure because he didn't want me regretting my decision down the road because I was so young and hadn't done a lot. I was 17 when we were engaged. I have never regretted my decision nor will I ever. He is a very loving man who works his butt off to provide for our family and very righteous man who strives to be his best every day. I am especially grateful that he has the priesthood and can give me a blessing any time I need it. He rubs my back when he is tired and puts away the laundry even though he doesn't want to. I am so glad to have him in my life. He is my best friend. He's a wonderful man and I love him dearly. He gets better and better with time. I just hope he can say the same for me!!! Happy anniversary to us!!!
I am good at birthing babies. It may seem weird but for me it is a talent of mine(even though I will not be doing it any more, you gotta stop some time right? ) I love being pregnant and I love the whole birthing part and everything that comes with that. I can totally see myself becoming a midwife one day.
I would love to have the talent of decorating but really I have not one decorating bone in my body.I just don't know how or even what looks good. I think maybe it stems from having so many kids so fast that it was never a priority and thus I have never persued anything like it.
I have a really bad habit of sweeping stuff into a pile and just leaving it there for someone else to get in the trash. It all stems back from being pregnant and having a hard time bending over to get it in a dust pan. I figure now let me get this mess in a pile so that its out of the way and then I can run off to something even more important. Tom really hates that habit.
I must have the closet doors closed. If you get something out close the doors!!! And under no circumstances should the doors be left open all night long. For me its like locking the doors-it must be done. Tom could care less, closed open what does it matter, but for me its a pet pieve.
I am a tv-a holic right now. Eliza demands so much of me holding her that I might as well have the tv on to have something to see also.
I am a very busy mother of 7 wonderful children. So my life is never dull. We are quite the zoo I am realizing but who doesn't love the zoo right? This blog has become my journal so you will see the good along with the ugly but thats our life.