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  2009.03.19  22.18
Latest greatest picture of 7 week old Roland



  2009.03.18  22.43

So this is my first experience buying a house. Scott purchased our current home when he was 23. All the information I have is from watching HG TV. What I have learned is that you need to step back from your house and look at it as the buyer. This means packing up anything that is not essential and to clean like you have never cleaned before. I have spent the last several night starting to pack up and we have a lot of stuff! I keep packing and packing - yet nothing looks even remotely cleaned up. I am so glad we are getting a housekeeper to come in to do the deep cleaning in a couple weeks. We are hoping to get out on Sunday to see some potential houses after church. What a fun and exhausting experience.


  2009.03.16  08.43

I am usually not one to complain about the raid, but I really want to do something today. Even a trip to the store would be nice. But the rain is makes me want to stay indoors, Hard getting 2 kids out of the van in the rain. We may attempt it anyways. I want to go by Scott's work and pick up some more boxes to pack.


  2009.01.23  18.18
Still with child

My due date is rapidly approaching. But I got myself so hyped up for an early labor I am slightly disappointed that he has not arrived yet. I am officially due tomorrow. So we will see what happens. I am trying be calm, but it is like someone saying to you- you will be in a great deal of pain anytime between now and next week. But try not to worry about it. Or you are getting the greatest surprise of your life, but I can't tell you when you will get it.. try to be patient. Nerve racking!!


  2009.01.14  08.14

Scott sold the car last night. Less than we wanted, but it is gone. Now we just have to find him a new (used) car. I am loving the new mini van!!

My body is very achy today, so off to a hot shower I go!


  2009.01.13  10.35

I didn't think selling a car was this difficult. People are offering 500 less than we asked and they don't even read the ad I posted on Craigslist. If I get one more email that asks the same questions that are answered in the ad, I am going to scream. And no you can not come early, you need to wait for my husband to get home. Frustrating.

On another note, I was not impressed by the midwife I saw today. Granted her day was thrown off by a blown out tire on the way to work. I had to wait an hour (I left and came back) for my appt and they did little to acknowledge that. She is newly graduated and was very blah. She did not seem concerned or have many questions for me. It was like she was almost in a daze. I am hoping that was just the bad day she was having. But I surely hope I get someone else when I deliver. To make me feel better I made next week's appt with my favorite midwife, the one who delivered Gabe. Hopefully I go into labor before then, but who know! 2cm dilated but that really means nothing. I would try to walk this baby out, but walking is quite painful. Having the late appt also threw off my day. I was hoping to get an early morning nap in, but now I have to pick Gabe up in 40 minutes.
Oh well!


  2008.12.29  12.23
To - do's

I had a list of to-do's today. They included more laundry, packing Gabe's overnight bag for when I go into labor and finishing packing mine and babies. Dishes need to be unloaded and loaded again. The Christmas stuff seems to have scattered again, I need to condense and put away. The major one was cleaning Gabe's room. Very little of this list is going be completed.

We went to the Willamette Falls open house today, they had 2 rooms of Kid's stuff set up. We stayed longer than expected there. It was nice to see the teacher's that we have worked with since Gabe was 5 weeks old. I am hoping to get into a class with Roland this spring, but I will have to work out some sort of day care for Gabe. Zach and Mimi are coming over for an hour or so while Marg run's errands. I owe more than an hour, so I am happy to have them. I am hoping they will want to make thank you cards for there gifts or something structured. Gabe does better when something is structured.

I am tired and want just to sit or take a nap, so I have pretty much given up on my list. We will see if I get a second wind later this afternoon!


  2008.12.26  12.14

We had a White Christmas this year. The first that I can remember in my life. But unfortunately there still was half a foot of snow on the ground which made getting around not very safe or easy. We opened presents earlier in the week for each other knowing we were snowed in and they were all games. Scott got Blokus from Gabe and I got Animal Crossing: City Folk from Gabe. Gabe opened a marble tower Scott and I got him.

Our Christmas Eve plans got postponed until Saturday so we had dinner with my parents since they only live 2 blocks away. We opened presents from Cousin Sarah and her family. Gabe got a bunch of cars and She sent a hand knitted blanket for the new Baby. She is the only cousin out of a dozen that we keep in real contact with. I still need to send there gifts off since we have not been able to get to the post office in the snow.

Christmas morning Gabe got up around 7:45 and was eager to see if Santa ate his cookies and Rudolf ate his carrot. Sure enough they did. He woke Daddy up and we opened presents and stockings. Gabe received a puzzle, Incredible's movie, baby bottles for his cabbage patch kid (my old one), paint pots and brushes and bath toy. Scott got some lego's, a kitchen timer (ours are all broken and he uses them regularly) and a pack of Magic Cards. I got the initials of all my boys and my birthstone to put on my charm bracelet.

Around 10am we went to my parents again to meet up with my sister and her husband. We had a lovely brunch of waffles, strawberries and whip cream. We also had apple cinnamon rolls, scones and fruit. Gabe had a hard time waiting to open presents but we finally opened our stockings. Lots of Candy in those. I got a new scarf and the boys all got Gloves. Gabe got some matchbox cars. For presents we were suppose to make our gifts this year. I made everyone a cook book of family recipes. My brother in law made us copper bird feeders (he is metal fabricator). The bird feeders turned out great and I can't wait to put it in our yard. My parents bought us presents. We each got digital picture frame and $100. Scott got a video game as did I. Gabe got a board game called I can do that, and etchasketch, puzzle and Wall E movie. My uncle put together a great gift for my Grandmother to give everyone. He has been tracking our Family history and a bunch of letters my Grandfather wrote in WWII to his parents. The book my uncle put together was amazing. I have not gotten a chance to read it yet, but is beautifully done.

We left there around 1pm to take off to meet his parents. We made it to HWY 224 and waited in a parking lot for them to pick us up. We would not have been able to get up there hill to there house and we didn't have chains to make it into Portland to Aunt Francie's house where Christmas dinner was being held. I am glad Scott's parent's had chains, we definitely needed them once we got into the side streets. There were about 30 aunts, uncles and cousins at dinner. It was nice seeing everyone again. Dinner was Lasagna and ham. The little kids opened up presents first. Gabe was really excited about the barrel of monkey's from Great Grandma. He also got Hullabloo game from cousin Adam. The adults did a white elephant. I got a horrible Christmas sweater, shoulder pads and all. Scott got a funky looking usb drive.
Trying to get home wasn't fun since the streets had iced over a bit. We got stuck in the parking lot we had parked in. But we were able to push the car out. We got stuck again right outside our drive way.

We now have our last Christmas celebration to go tomorrow.

ALl in all a good Christmas.


  2008.12.14  09.50
Good thing I didn't drive to work this morning

I woke up at 5am to check weather for my 7:30 shift at work. It was all clear, but the weather man said the snow would start at 7:30. I called my boss and let them know it wasn't safe for me to be out and about today and lucky I did. It has been snowing since about 7am this morning! I told Gabe I had a surprise for him when he woke up. He saw the snow and started running all over the house shouting "I love my surprise". We got outside around 8am and took a walk in the snow. After that I made hot chocolate and breakfast. The snow is still coming down! It is so much fun.



  2008.12.13  19.43

I haven't had too many fantastic meals prepared lately. I have been lazy being 8 mo pregnant. But tonight I slow cooked one of the pork roasts I bought at Costco last week. I just seasoned it, browned it and slow cooked in chicken broth. WOW, it was excellent. I am happy to finally have made a great dish, and an easy one I can do when Roland joins us!

6 more weeks to go until the official due date and we are anxious. We know how drastically our lives are going to change!

It is suppose to snow tonight and I am suppose open our store a 7:30am tomorrow. It is a 30 minute drive and I can't do it with ice or snow. So that means I have to wake up 5am and check the conditions, then call someone else who lives closer in if it is treacherous. I am not looking forward to that.


  2008.12.12  09.14
to - do

My back is better from yesterday, now it is my tail bone that is hurting more. I still feel really heavy and walking isn't comfortable. So I am trying not to do too much today. I did get all of the xmas cards stamped and sealed. Those will go to the PO today. I took my shower to get ready for Maternity pictures at noon today. All I want to do is go back to sleep for an hour :P.


  2008.11.23  15.15

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  2008.11.05  11.49

It is really frustrating to hear people freaking out that we are now going to be a socialist country that allows teenage girls to go have sex with anyone they want and gives away free health care like Canada, oh ya and that Obama himself is a baby killer. I don't know how anyone could not listen to Obama's speech last night and not get inspired to get involved and help their country. Some people are so misinformed and need to hear things from both sides. McCain made a fatal mistake picking Sarah Palin and he was not himself on the campaign trail. I believe he is a good man and could do a lot for our country, but Obama inspires people to want to help and finally believes that Government is here to help and not hurt.


  2008.11.03  13.26
Sick sick sick

I am sick today - not happy! I am going to try to get Gabe to take a nap in a minute and hopefully lay back down.

Scott stayed home this morning so I could sleep in, that was so sweet. Gabe and I have been painting the pumpkins that didn't turn orange, we picked out some leaves to press too.


  2008.11.02  20.23

I am definitely not feeling well. Luckily I didn't die at work tonight. My chest is congested and my sinus ache. I have been battleing it with of fluids.

More work changes ahead. Lots of drama around. I guess that is what retail is all about.


  2008.11.01  07.54
Trick or Treating


Gabe spent the night at Gma's on Thursday night so I picked him up around 3pm yesterday. He was already to go trick or treating. After arriving home my dad was waiting for us. Being a 5th grade teacher he was all dressed up as Paul Bunyan. We got Gabe into his skunk costume and headed to downtown Canby. We met up with the Goldbeck's and hit Thriftway first, then walked the stores down 2nd street. Parson's gifts took the kid's pictures. Hopefully it will turn out well.

We had dinner of daddy's waffles and sausage we got ready to head out again. We walked down to Scotty's house and back the other way to my parents house. Gabe made out with candy! I always said I would just let him eat as much as he wanted until it was gone, but I am having a hard time watching him eat a bunch of candy this morning. I convinced him to put it away for the moment as he finished his m&m's. Hopefully I can get some good food into him too.

Today is a cleaning day. Then tonight is Sarah and Jason's Halloween Pirate Party.


  2008.10.31  10.31
Long list of to do's

I have many things to do today! I slept in until 10am, longer than I thought I would. Now I am having a hard time getting started on my day. I need to go get a tub from my parents to finish up the baby clothes organization, Clean and organize Gabe's room, Call on a couple medical bills and head to Fred Meyer to get a new curtain rod since the one I picked up was too short.

All by 3pm.


  2008.10.30  18.27
A day without Gabe

Luckily last night's fever Gabe had cleared and he was in good spirits this morning. So I dropped him off at Gma's around 9:30am. Boy the day flew after that. I bought organizers for the closet to put the new baby's clothes in. I reorganized by size all of Gabe's old clothes in the sterilite containers. I am exhuasted. It took me all day to get those clothes into tubs and I still have one set left awaiting a tub from my parents house. Next I hope to get the valance back up in Gabe's room and then start unpacking all the baby bouncers and things.


  2008.10.29  22.16

Poor Gabe has a fever. I don't think he has really ever had one as high as 101 before. Several times today - during playing - he would walk to his room and lay down for a bit. I did find it a bit unusual, but he was bouncing off the walls most of the time. Tonight we had my parents and my sister over for my Dad's bday dinner. (I made a fabulous scratch meal yay me!) Gabe didn't eat very much and went and put him self to bed around 7pm. He woke back up for a few minutes but was quiet. He then went and put himself back to bed. I went in and tucked him in and he said I love you. At that point he didn't seem to have a fever. I checked on him about an hour later and he was burning up. Thank goodness for the internet. I was worried sick that I should take him into the emergancy room until I read all the articles that say leave the fever be and let it do it's job. So unless it gets any higher, I am going to check him in the morning.

The big bummer is that he was suppose to go to Scott's parents for a sleep over tomorrow. Now, who knows how he will wake up. If he is feeling ok in the morning, I may still send him. He is just as well cared for over there as here, if he is feeling better. But of course if he wakes up not feeling well, we will take him straight to the dr's. to check on him.

I am starting to feel over whelmed with what to do with a new baby. Our house is pretty small and I wish we had another bedroom for him. But I guess I have to give in and have Gabe and Roland share a room. It is not my ideal, but I am sure I will make it work. Next step is to start sorting Gabe's old clothes and setting the crib up right for a baby. I need to really make sure I want the shelving system out of the closet too, since Scott said he would do that this weekend for me. I also need to reorganize my chaos craft supplies in the office. I may need to take a trip to Ikea. I still need time to do that. Maybe I will make a call out to my friends to see if anyone wants to go.


  2008.10.21  13.09
Lazy day

Gabe had preschool today. I came home from dropping him off, took a shower and went promptly back to bed. I am hoping that means I will be awake enough to do chores while Gabe sleeps. I need to do some laundry. I made my favorite potato soup for lunch, now I have a pile of dishes to do too. No plans for tonight other than work.


  2008.10.17  17.36
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  2008.10.17  12.30
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  2008.10.12  13.30
A day of peace

I had a day by myself yesterday. I worked from 9:30-1:30. I made my goal first thing when I lady bought 2 pairs of shoes totaling $400. It is nice to work a Saturday once and awhile. There are some week day evenings I work that I don't ring up a single thing. When I got home Scott asked what time I was leaving for dinner. I reminded him the dinner was the next day. At that point he pretty much told me he was looking forward to me being gone and to find something to do. In a nice way. It is not very often I have a night off and nothing productive to do. I called my sister to tell her we were not getting together as planned the next week, when it occurred to me that she has been wanting me to come down and see her. She always comes up this way, but I rarely make the 45 minute drive to see her. She gave me a gift card for a craft store in Salem for my birthday so I would have to come down to see her. So I suggested we get together and she agreed. We went to the craft store and I bought the 1 1/2 inch punch I was wanting. I need to go back, they have a wooden cut out of the word Family I really want to. After that Amanda suggested that we see a movie since she had gift card. So we decided to have some dinner at Baja Fresh and then see Nick and Nora's infinite play list. It was a cute movie, nothing great. But it was nice to sit and relax. I made it home by 9:30 and Scott was still thinking I should have stayed out longer. :)

We had church of course today. I only have 2 kids in my nursery room. But I suppose I will keep it up and running for awhile longer. I have the City Dinner for work tonight. The 2 stores in the portland area get together and have a nice "awards" banquet. I put awards in quotes since the awards are now district wide (or, ca, az) we rarely win anything. But a good time is usually had by all. Now I have to figure out what to wear. Now that I am 25 weeks pregnant my black pants are not fitting well. I would hate to arrive in jeans, but I may have to.


  2008.10.08  13.29
Scott's meme

You preferred Obama's statements 56% of the time
You preferred McCain's statements 44% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Obama

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!


  2008.09.30  12.19
School Day

I really enjoy Gabe's school days. He had a wonderful day at school and was very excited to tell me about his morning! I got a couple loads of laundry done, took a nice long hot bath and dropped pictures off to be printed. Gabe is exhausted from play and is laying down watching a show. Hopefully he will go down for a nap without a fuss. I actually feel rested for once and don't think I need a nap! I head back to work tonight.


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