Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
(When Josh was 2 years old,"Punkin'ohs" is what he called pumpkins)
Here are the kids with their pumpkins. They were so excited that daddy got home early enough to carve them. :) We had 2 smaller pumpkins for Brady and Camden but Brady decided to play baseball with them. R.I.P broken punkin'ohs.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is my new time waster. I can't stop playing until I get a higher score than the last time.
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Monday, October 27, 2008
Here is a little clip of CamD laughing. I took it with my phone so it's not the best quality but it's still way cute! :P
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I made this cake for a family b-day party last night.
My kids loved the bats so much that they wanted to make their own today.
Here is Joshua's bat..
Here is Brianna's..they ate them right after I took the pics and they said they were way delish!
Posted by Stacey at 5:05 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Here are the pics I know all of you have been waiting for! They were taken with my camera phone because my camera decided to break....yeah, I'm a little upset about that. :(
Josh,Brady,cousin Emma and Bri checking out the crocodile.
The kids looking at the big ol' python. *shudder*
Brady cheesin' on the carousel.
Brianna on the carousel.
Bri and Josh smiling under protest..they wanted to throw money in the fountain.
All of the kids after a fun day..I was ready for a nap after climbing the hill while pushing the stroller.
Posted by Stacey at 2:13 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I'm the most mean and ornery mom ever. Tonight has just been BAD all around,especially since daddy is out of town. I feel like I'm going to explode from frustration. I'm tired of kids not listening,kids freaking out about going to bed,kids freaking out every time they are told "no". I'm just tired.
Posted by Stacey at 8:45 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I was going to make a post with pics of the kids from our zoo trip the other day,but alas I have a migraine. :( I will update my blog,but it probably won't be until tonight. I hope you all are having a better day than I am.
Posted by Stacey at 10:04 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
...it is "not fair"? That is the new phrase that comes out of Brady's mouth every time he doesn't get his way.
Posted by Stacey at 11:04 AM
8 TV shows I love to watch:
3. Law and Order:SVU
4. The Simpsons
6. Designed to Sell
8. The Golden Girls
8 favorite places I love to eat:
1. My mom's house
2. Los Hermanos
4. Olive Garden
5. Chuck A Rama
8 things that happened yesterday
1. Went to Wal-Mart
2. Did laundry
3. Visited with Ems
4. Helped Josh with his homework
6. Made dinner
7. Read stories to my kids
8. Cleaned up toys
8 things I look forward to:
1. When my hubby comes home from work
2. When Josh gets home from school
3. Reading new magazines
4. Having GNO's (which hasn't happened for A LONG TIME!)
5. Reading with my kids
6. Hugs from my hubby
8. A good night's sleep with NO kids in the bed
8 things I love about Fall:
1. Colorful leaves
2. Cool weather
4. Hot cocoa
5. Hot meals (I just wish I didn't have to make them) :P
7. Getting cozy with the kids and watching a movie
8 material things on my wish list:
1. A house
2. A dresser for my room
3. New clothes
4. A gift card to furnish our new house
5. A brand new van
6. Vinyl lettering for the kids' room
7. A new washer
8. New bookcases
8 things you love to eat
2. homemade scones
4. Chili cheese fries
6. Homemade chicken noodle soup
7. BBQ chicken
8. Roast beef
1."Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared." Jack Handey
2.When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
3.Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
4."A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice." Bill Cosby
5."To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail."-Michael Jordan
6.Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark? If he did, where did he keep them?
7.If all of the Acme stuff doesn't work, why does Wile Coyote keep buying their products?
8."In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet."
Posted by Stacey at 9:42 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
So my friend Flee posted something on her blog today that made me squeal with glee. If you are like me and you sorta want to see a movie by the name of Twilight,go here and check out Edward and Bella in HD.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
After a lot of consideration and back and forth phone calls,I decided to cancel the contract. I want to do everything I can to avoid a conventional loan which means we will not be able to get a home that is a short sale or foreclosure. If I had absolutely LOVED the house,it would have been a different story. We are still house hunting,we just have to avoid short sales. Anyway I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers everyone!
Posted by Stacey at 7:23 AM
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So here is the thing...I did a debt to income ratio calculator last night and we will qualify for the loan by making a few changes. My agent is going to talk to the lender tomorrow and work things out. If not we found some very generous people who offered to help us with a down payment. Hopefully we will get this other loan though because I hate owing people money.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Our agent has been so great to work with and he is doing everything he can to help us. He is just awesome! :) I've got my fingers crossed!
Posted by Stacey at 4:25 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotions concerning our house. The bank approved us but they want us to do a conventional loan with 5 % down. Hello,we don't have the money which is why we are doing a Utah Housing Loan! GR! Our agent has been trying to find another loan we could do with no money down. We found one loan but our debt to income ratio is too high to qualify for it. What is really frustrating is that our only debt is our car payment. So far it is not looking good. :(
We've already asked a few people and no one has that kind of money to give to us. Also it would take us 3 or 4 years to pay it back because we don't qualify for the tax credit. So it looks like we won't be getting the house after all. :(
Posted by Stacey at 8:27 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
So I decided to put Halloween decor up and it was not a fun time! Why,you ask? Well let me tell you!
~I got my fiber optic light pumpkin out and the cord was missing. I looked all over and it was nowhere to be found. GRR!
~I spent 5 minutes getting out the kids pumpkins and untangling the cords.
~While I was doing all of this, Camden was crying in his swing,NOT falling asleep like he was supposed to. I looked over and he was hanging off the back of the swing, ready to fall out on his head. I ran over and caught him but Josh started bawling anyway.
After all of this fun, I decided to send the kids outside so Josh could do his homework. Of course he was way excited about that and he started whining. After a very dramatic performance,the homework was completed and Josh was paroled. So off he went to change his clothes. Well then he came out of the room and said,"I can't find any of my stupid clothes!!" At this point I was about to lose it,but I stayed calm and told him where they were. So he started digging through baskets and was still complaining that he couldn't find anything. I stomped over there and magically he found some clothes very quickly and ran outside.
This is why decorating is not a good thing!
Posted by Stacey at 3:42 PM
I have a new great-nephew! I received a text from my SIL last night when I was half asleep. My nephew Dustin and his wife Katrina had their baby boy!! They are naming him Jayden Rickie. Before I went to sleep, I received a picture of him. He is so darn cute!!! Now I have 11 great-nieces and nephews. :D
My sister Sherry will be so glad that she isn't the only birthday in October anymore. ;)
Posted by Stacey at 8:31 AM