Darn Memory

There’s so much going on, I forget almost everything unless I write it down. I need a planner or something.

The kids’ school was delayed a couple hours today. Instead of going home and dealing with them taking off their shoes and backpacks I went to Chik-fil-A in hopes of getting hot chocolate. Chik-fil-A doesn’t have hot chocolate. We shared a meal instead. They’d had cereal so this was just a bit extra.

I finally printed the last couple months worth of my pictures at Costco. I’m excited to finish up 2013 albums and start 2014!

I wish blogging from this phone was easier. It takes forever.

Everett is laying on my chest and has started to lick me. I guess he’s ready to nurse.

Before I go, I want to write that I bought the little kids coloring pads today and they used every single piece of paper in there. When he noticed he had three pages left, Payson cried, “I only have three pages left!” And I told him, “Maybe you shouldn’t have wasted pages writing butt over and over.”

No Internet Yet

Well the internet guy stood me up. So no home internet.
We’ve had a really fun couple of days. It’s haaaard work raising five kids but there have been a lot of great moments. I’m really happy to be in our own place.

We get a washer and dryer in 4 days and a dishwasher in 2-3 weeks. Those things will make my life a hundred times easier.

Allan comes home tonight from his business trip! I’m so happy about that.

Busy day today, hopefully internet is hooked up soon because I have about a hundred pictures to share.


Waiting for the internet guy to come.

I need to go to Costco for gluten free lunch stuff for Payson.

Everett cried for most of the day yesterday after his vaccinations. Around 10pm he stopped crying and started smiling and cooing and has been in a happy mood ever since! I’m glad 🙂

I wish I had a working dishwasher. I miss that luxury. Hand washing takes forever and I can’t do it while wearing Everett. It’ll be super awesome when he’s old enough to be worn in a back carry!

Are you excited for the super bowl? I’m SO excited! My home state’s team playing my current state’s team! Don’t throw tomatoes at me Washington fans but I’m going for the Broncos. Cut me some slack, though… they have Peyton Manning! Who doesn’t love Peyton Manning?!

Alrighty. I’m totally out of things to say!

Unpacking while the kids are at school!

Internet won’t be set up until later this week.

I unpacked all the kitchen stuff and then for fun skipped ahead to my profect life stuff. Ember is reading me her scrapbook based on the pictures and it’s the cutest thing!

The big kids had their first day of school this week and Sierra and Payson cried a lot! It broke my heart.

Everett had a checkup today. He’s 11 lbs. 10 oz. I felt like a monster when he got his shots! He’d been smiling so big at me right before 🙁

He’s sleeping on my shoulder as I type. We’re going to go get the big kids from school and then go to Sam’s Club for dinner. Allan’s out of state on business until Friday night. I miss him!

Ember is watching a bunny in our snowy yard. She’s calling him over, “Bunny! Bunny, come here!”
And when he doesn’t move, “Bunny, come here! I won’t hurt you!”
Then he runs away, “Mom, the bunny didn’t hear me, he just runned away.”

Well, texting a blog post is not the most fun so, until I get home internet..  I’m going to go.

Unpacking While it Snows Outside

It’s cold and snowing today.
Super pretty, fluffy flakes swirling around.
The snow and cold don’t bother me. Though admittedly, from the month of Colorado winter I’ve seen, Colorado winters are pretty darn mild.

My kids backed up and then overflowed their toilet in this rental and there is a major hole in the caulking here so the water leaked into the basement. I got to clean that up this morning while Everett screamed his head off.

Sometimes I think my life is way too similar to those cheesy family comedies where everything goes wrong.

Yesterday Allan asked me what my unpacking goal was for today. I answered, “To fully unpack one box.” 
It’s 3pm and I’ve unpacked two boxes so I totally knocked that goal out of the park, right? Haha

My internet will be connected tomorrow. It’ll be nice blogging with pictures.

Everett is telling me it’s time to go so… later.

Miserable. But what’s new, right?

I want to talk more about it but I don’t have anyone to talk to. I hate being made to feel worse about things. I’m just not going to talk to anyone anymore. I’ll just do what I always do and do the hard things and cry when I drive places or at night after the older kids are in bed and I’m breastfeeding Everett (all night). I guess life is really just meant to suck a lot forever.

Today I have to:
-Drive to the laundromat and do a lot of laundry
-Go to the kids’ new school and register them
-Clean this disgusting rental (as usual I didn’t go with the house I wanted and am regretting it, this rental is seriously disgusting)
-Buy food. Somehow figuring out what to cook with almost no dishes. It’d be easy if it wasn’t for the gluten/dairy allergies.
-Find a pediatrician for Everett and schedule an appointment.

I hope Everett doesn’t cry all day like he did yesterday. But considering he’s cried every second off the boob today already, my chances aren’t looking good.

Hotel vs. House!

So we signed a contract, and paid, for a house last week. We’ve been waiting to hear from the PODS storage as to when they can drop off our storage pods with all our stuff. We need our beds and couch and table to move in.

This morning we finally got the date they’d deliver. This weekend. Almost an entire week away. So because of that we were looking at staying in a hotel for another week. While our empty, paid for house, with four bedrooms, sat there empty in another town.

Ugh, how horrible does that sound? For me, pretty darn horrible!

I sat here in the hotel, after receiving that news, brainstorming how to avoid the impending depression that was sure to come if I was forced to stay here one.more.night. And for sure if I had to stay here FIVE more nights!

I know I have a roof and heat and beds so I shouldn’t complain, but I just really can’t handle being in this small space with 6 other people anymore! :S

So I decided that we should buy some air mattresses for the kids, a sofa with a fold out bed for me and Allan, and a very small (cheap) kitchen table and… MOVE IN. Like, tonight. Or at least tomorrow.

I think we could get all of that stuff for around $400. And we can afford that. Certainly it’s worth it to have a week in a house over a week in a hotel!

So we’re going to WalMart tonight in hopes of buying some cheap stuff and getting out of this hotel situation.
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I Love to See the Temple

Today we went and walked around the Denver temple. It was pretty much the most perfect weather today 🙂  photo 038eresized_zpsf5be5ac2.jpg photo 008eresized_zps9df6fc8f.jpg photo 021eresized_zpsd339bede.jpg

After we’d walked all around we settled in this area, I think Allan said it is called the bride’s bench? Or something? I don’t remember exactly but I set up my camera on one of the benches to get a picture of us together. Sierra joined in.  photo 043eresized_zps7c9271e2.jpg

And then I thought I might try to get a family picture and told the kids to come sit by us. And we took one picture and they all looked adorable!
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