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Thursday, October 27, 2011

pregnancy woes and painting

So I had my 6 month checkup today, with the gluecose test. That test always makes me feel ucky. But I did it, and I am on the borderline, but they are letting it go anyway. Yea!!!! I can still enjoy my occasional sweet, or more than occasional. Baby is doing good, his growth has slown down a bit, so the dr is keeping a close eye on him. but so far pretty good. And I figured I don't have any pics of me pregnant with my other kids so I thought I should start taking some pics :) I know im not that big yet, I have what I call a spine hugger, I am totally uncomfortable because he is hugging my spine all the time. And there is not all that much room to eat! I take 4 bites of dinner and I get full, sometimes I wish my belly would just pop out so I could eat, lol.

 Another lovely aspect of my pregancy is I needed to get reading glasses. The dr is sure my perfect eyesight will come back after baby is born, hopefully! we shall see.
 Ok, here are my ugly house pics, this is the poop brown color that was in my laundry room and bathroom, pretty gross huh.
 laundry room
 bathroom. I know they are out of order, I am brain dead today, the after pics of bathroom and laundry room are down below.
 the boys painting their room. Needless to say, they did one wall, and I finished the room! Crazy boys.
 Jason decided he wanted to help the big brothers.
 After :) Not too bad huh. the blue is so relaxing. This is zachs little corner.
 and this is joeys corner. thank goodness I have a picture, cause it has never been this clean again.

 My kitchen, I painted it the same yellow as my old house hoping I will like the kitchen a bit more if the color was the same.
 Bathroom after pics. so clean and fresh!!!
 laundry room, I had to leave the poop brown color because I couldn't move out the washer and dryer, in fact to get them in we had to take out a door frame, so I painted the top half and added the border, it helps soooooo much!
 And finally alli's room, yes the green is as bright as it looks, maybe even brighter! It is such a happy room.
So far that is it, I still have to paint abby and jasons room, my room the family room, the movie room, and the living room, plus 2 more bathrooms. but all that overwhelmes me, so one at a time right. if anyone feels like painting, feel free to give me a call, lol. I take any and all volunteers, well except teenage boys.

Monday, October 17, 2011

pics of my munchkins!

We went for a sunday drive yesterday, mostly because I needed to get new pics of the kiddos, with 5 in school now, we just can't order the school pics, they have gotten way too expensive, so I the very ameture photographer that I am, went and took my own. They didn't turn out too bad. Of course with kids as cute as mine, its pretty easy :)

 Not the best picture, butI loved how they looked hanging out over the water.
 I had to throw this one in, I'm sure the boys won't like it, but I thought it was pretty cute!

 And we couldn't leave out the littlest one! Here he is waving at everyone.
 And my upside down baby, with his long legs.

Friday, October 14, 2011

life is sometimes a big headache!

Ok, so I haven't posted in a while, I thought I would catch everyone up a little. The move was and is a bit much for me, I am surviving, but wish I could feel settled. I feel anything but!!! I am missing my friends, in fact I ordered a big order of french frys for lunch the other day to honor my idaho friends :) I really miss all of you! I have been very busy painting and organizing and reorganizing, on top of running kids everywhere, and dealing with pregnancy and headaches. Which leads me to what I did yesterday.... but to back up a bit, my OB refused to treat my headaches, which is a little frustrating, so I went to a chiropractor, which has helped a bit, usually for the day I go and the next, then I went to a neurologist yesterday for more help. She put me on a new "safe" med, which happens to make me sick, and also gave me 2 cortizone steroid shots in the back of my head. Which hurt like crazy, and have a 50-50 chance of even working, and it only works for 1-3 months, but I only have to make it 4 more months till I can go back on my regular meds that I know work. so I will hang in there, and go day to day! but so far baby is fine! (and still a boy ;) 
Brian and I have a new calling in the ward, we are teaching sunday school, the 15 and 16 year olds, SCARY!!! I still havent figured out what to do with my own teenager. what were they thinking???? I hope I don't ruin them all. If all else fails, bring treats right? speaking of treats, for this time of year, I have a new favorite treat, (I have made it twice) look here and try it out.   soooo delish! anyway, sorry if this turned into a blubber fest, I have been taking pics of the rooms I finish, so I will post them soon!