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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I am STILL unpacking boxes...SO behind in getting meds transferred, docs transferred, insurance transferred....I NEED MORE TIME IN MY DAYS...and I just want to nap all afternoon here...
BUT...last week...I picked up the boys from school...and there was a break in the clouds from rain...so, off we went to the pumpkin patch!

Remember...Eli has only been to the pumpkin patches in Las Vegas...at a parking lot! He has NEVER seen a field of pumpkins! He was in heaven!

Here they are on our "hay ride" over to the field.

yes...the infamous Chris even had fun finding a pumpkin...
Look at that little guy...he just couldn't be more happy!
Isaac...well...he tolerated the whole adventure...
with minimal screaming...

he must have been deep in thought in that picture!
I have SO much to tell you...
since I've been a slacker blogger...
BUT...to tease you a wee bit....

(yep...went to a SCHOOL in a classroom! No...i still can't be brave enough to put him on a bus.)

yes...I will give you more details and even pics...but, it's late and this mama needs some sleep!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Sneak Peak

A sneak peak to the neighborhood we now call home.
YES...this is our neighborhood...
It's just a little different from the mountains in Vegas....

and Eli is LOVING walking Katie around this area.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

STILL UNpacking

I thought a little Isaac Smiley face would make YOU smile!

It's Sunday night...we ALL made it to church. My slip kept sliding out from underneath my skirt, Isaac screamed the ENTIRE time, Chris begged repeatedly to leave early, and Eli had an anxiety attack and had trouble breathing (so, we did indeed get to leave JUST a little early).
Oh, yes...REALLY.
That's how we ROLL...and YOU know it!

I eventually got my slip under control...
Isaac never did stop screaming (until we were home and his television was on it's proper channel)...
Chris stopped asking to leave early and is ACTUALLY going to seminary in the morning..
and Eli...after a quick puff of his inhaler...and some snuggling with mom and an afternoon nap (also with mom)...and a family movie of "How to Train your Dragon"...he's just FINE.

I unpacked ONE box today.
One down....87 more to go (I actually don't know how many are left...but, there are a TON left).
I should just open the garage...and have a yard sale:
"Mystery Box...$25"
"Large Mystery Box...$50"

Tomorrow I start my calls to get Isaac into the school system here and look for services for him. One lady told me that they had never heard of Katie Beckett (Isaac's secondary insurance through medicaid)....WHAT???!??!
(I'll call more people and confirm that...before I lay in the floor and cry)

and Joe...were you wondering what happened to him?
He's alive.
Trying to watch football when we will share the television...
trying to dodge my, "honey...could you....." requests....
and just working his bum off...just like normal.

I have GOT to get Isaac a costume made....what are your kiddos dressing up like? I can't decide if I want to go with a different Gabba Gabba character...a skeleton with a BIG OLE WONDERFUL heart, or something different.....
thinking cap is ON!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rollers NOT in Vegas Anymore:(

I can't remember if I posted pics of Chris' birthday?
Well...for the big 16 (since he already got a car)...we got him a huge
bass amp for his bass guitar (he often wants to be in a band).
Here's Eli...helping me pack up the garage in Vegas before we left.
(and..that's about how much he's helping me UNpack)
Our front yard...
the deer..eating the apples off the trees.
(through the living room window...HOW IN THE WORLD am I suppose
to keep it that clean?)
The cutest three year old EVER!
Seriously...he has me TOTALLY wrapped around his
cute little finger!

We did it...
we made the move.

I know...where the heck have I been?? Bad mommy blogger...bad! BUT....I have been packing the house WITHOUT my hubby, while he was working at his new job. Some how...we managed to get it packed and made the trip without TOO many incidents. (ok...you need a laugh...how about a quick list of mishaps along the way).

  • All of our boxes would NOT fit in the moving truck (that the moving company sent.) Thus, requiring them to send ANOTHER biGGER truck the next day, unloadind it ALL in my culde sac, and reLOAD the entire house. (it did fit after stuffing some remaining items in Chris' car that would be towed by another company)
  • The car company towing Chris' car called...very angry with me. It appears that you are NOT suppose to load a car down...THUS, an additional charge of $400 would be imposed on me:(
  • We HAD to spend the night after the movers couldn't get the first truck loaded. Our hotel accepted pets (GREAT!)...yeah, with a $50 pet FEE! (my behind!...I quick went back to our empty house and dropped off sweet Katie with food and water)
  • FINALLY...we hit the road. Make it to Bakersfield, CA. LaQuinta Inn's take pets...we stop. OH SNAP! (doors on the outside of the MOtel...we can't stay there!) Go across the street to Holiday Inn Express....SO pretty...but, NO pets! BACK to LaQuinta Inn...splurge for the suite (so, it's the NICEST room in the Motel). Open the door...nice furniture, nice bedding, clean bathroom....YUCKIER THAN YUCKY stains on the floor! (almost puked!) It was TOO late to find another place. Put kids to bed...and I kept my FLIP FLOPS on the entire time! (still feeling gross about that one!)
  • Wake up...it's raining. No problemo...I did remember to change my wiper blades. EXCEPT, they weren't working on the DRIVER's Side! Go to Pep Boys...they save the day and fix my wiper arm!!! (awesome guys!)
  • WHEW....it's like 10am and we can FINALLY hit the road. We drive thru McDonald's...get our breakfast. Chris grabs a can of coke from the cooler and it EXPLODES ALL OVER US IN THE FRONT SEAT! (i think a bad word did spill from my lips...sorry). After multiple baby wipes and paper towels...we ONCE AGAIN try to head out~
  • No real issues during the day...until we reach Portland! OH MY GOSH..I almost had a panic attack driving up I-5...those bridges are SO STINKin' high! I had to pull my hair to cover the sides of my face, look straight ahead...and not EVEN look to my side! (I am SO afraid of heights!)
  • We drove all night (whatever night it was) until about 2am to make it to our new house and to Joe. (Although he was glad to see us...it appeared that he was not TOO terribly happy to be blowing up air mattresses and hear screaming at that hour. I think he was in "quiet" for too long!) Don't worry...we've fixed that!
  • ahh...The movers met us at the house the next morning. AFTER hours and hours of unloading...the house is ready for me to start unpacking (i do NOT like that part of moving).
  • Friday night...I'm doing dishes, laundry...and hear a noise. It appears there's a water leak...IN THE WALL! The downstairs is SUPER WET! We call the property manager...they send someone right over...BUT...that means I have to wash dishes in the bathroom sink.
  • I am STILL washing dishes in the bathroom sink...(and it's TUESDAY).
  • On Friday morning, I was washing dishes (before I had to stop)...and a DEER walked right in front of the window! (scared me to DEATH!) Anyway...there's a mom and two baby deer that just wonder around the neighborhood (and eat apples off our apple trees). too cute...
I'm sure there were many more funny moments...my poor little brain is just FrIeD!

The important things are...the boys are in school (actually enjoying themselves), we are all battling colds (except Isaac...yeah for me!), and the boxes will eventually unpack themselves (right?)

It's late...I'm stuffy and coughing...I should get off to bed soon.
(I have pics of the messy house...with TONS of boxes everywhere. I'll check with Joe to see if he'd be TOO embarrassed if I shared them with you). (just so that you can praise me when I get them all unpacked...that's all)

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Monday, October 04, 2010


I KNOW that you'd like to see pictures..
especially YOU Joe....

BUT...I have SO much left to get ready for the move! OH MY GOODNESS....
we have WAY too many clothes...WAY too much junk.

I'll TRY to remember to take pictures of the "after"...and maybe some "during" pics.

BUT..the boys are already withdrawn from school...
and the movers will be at our house on Monday morning at 9am...

fingers crossed that they can fit it all in ONE truck!

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