I'm finding it hard to find enough time sitting at the computer to upload pics and post. I apologize for that.
We went down to Lamar, CO Thursday morning to visit with our friends Aubrey and Dave and their daughters Myla and Savanna.
We had a great dinner
And then the kids all had a blast playing
Friday we helped put up their tree.
((It's hard to believe Erin's only a month older than Myla, isn't it? ^ ))
And then Patrick threw up on me. After we got that all cleaned up, I pretty much just sat with him for the rest of the day. They had some missionaries come over to give them something for their lesson on Sunday (they teach 17/18 year old Sunday School), and we borrowed their oil to give him a blessing, and thankfully there has been no further throwing up (though he still isn't acting like he feels completely normal)
But it was a great Thanksgiving, and we are so glad we were able to see our friends.
I'm sorry! So, I'm just going to upload a bunch of pics.
This is what happened when Patrick got ahold of pen when I was in the shower.
We went out running errands a while back, and Patrick loved this hat.
We stopped at BK for lunch in the middle of our errands. Patrick wouldn't let us take off his crown for the rest of the day.
Erin wasn't all that thrilled with hers.
Saturday Matt spent all day at a LAN party for a friend's birthday, so the kids and I decided to go a couple places. On the way from the library to Petsmart, we heard on the radio that there was a new Christmas store open that had Santa and Mrs. Claus there every day. So we went to go see Santa. Erin was SO excited.
Patrick wasn't. We had to trick him into a picture. Mrs. Claus to him to show him a moving Santa figurine, and Santa snuck into the pic. lol
Then we went to Petsmart. The kids love looking at the doggies playing at the petshotel
and the kitties for adoption. This guy is my favorite right now. He's polydactyl too. His paws look weird. But he's such a sweet kitty.
It's getting pretty cold, so we now have to bundle up in the car.
And since it snowed this morning, Erin wore her snow boots! It didn't stick though.
First off, I have some new pictures but the desktop is having issues and for some reason the laptop isn't allowing facebook or blogger to access the new pictures on the card. I can see it if I open with the basic photo viewer, but if I try to upload it, no go. GRRR!
My short term goals? Stop procrastinating. Basically, do laundry and dishes promptly (and get everything put away when it's folded!) I'm feeling a lot better than I have in the past couple months (both physically and emotionally), probably because I've gotten 3 uninterrupted nights' sleep in a row (hope that continues!), and things are finally beginning to annoy me. I cleaned my kitchen today, and realized that there were orange handprints on my laundry room door! I'm assuming it was from pumpkin carving, when Patrick was playing with the pumpkin guts. But I hadn't seen them until today!
I'd also like to lose 8lbs this month. That would get me down to an even 180. lol
So hopefully Matt can fix the desktop tonight after he gets home, and I'll be able to upload pictures!
Day 7: A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
I admit this one made me sad. The truthful answer is my children. All 3 of them. They've each changed me in their own way and I can't way one has had a bigger impact than another. I know some would think that Cora and her death did, and while that was huge, Erin and Patrick didn't have any less of an impact.
The problem is that I don't have one picture of all 3 of them. So this will be the closest I get.
The stuffed puppy is one we bought for Cora's birthday last year. It came with a code to name a star after her, and it is wearing a her name bracelet around its paw. And the picture was taken on her birthday.
I think it's a tie between Batman and Ironman. Which is really funny because I hadn't even heard of Ironman before the movie came out. And no, they're not my favorites because they have the coolest movies (but they do have the coolest movies!). I like them because they don't actually have superpowers. Both Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark are perfectly normal (albeit very rich) men. The things they do they do from their own intelligence and ingenuity (and endless resources, lol, so I guess wealth is their superpower?)
I guess to me it just tells people that you don't have to be able to fly, or sling webs, or have metal bones to be able to help people. You can just be the normal you, and still do extraordinary things.
I christened her Jellybean, which was eventually shortened to Jelly. It was a bittersweet day, as it was Cora's half birthday, but I felt hope that day for the first time since Cora died. I had been so terrified that I'd go in and they would say that there was something wrong. But everything was perfect.
Day 5: A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
I actually had a hard time deciding this. I narrowed it down to 2.
Here's us at the Grand Canyon in June
And then Jenny Lake. This is the day we spread Cora's ashes. My heart longs to go back.
Is procrastination a habit? Because that's probably the one. I have tried and tried and tried to set up a chore schedule so I could get dishes and laundry and vacuuming done promptly but it just doesn't happen. *sigh*