Brandon bet me that I couldn't last until October, and me with my pride challenged him that I could. I should have known... I'm WAY too excited!!! So, here you go, this is me "giving in"... I'M PREGNANT!!! :) ..and only 6 weeks at that! I never did understand how people can have the patience to keep it to themselves for 12 whole weeks - well, I made it 1/2 way! ;) Baby #4 is due mid-April, and if you can't tell I am VERY excited!!! Bailey is insisting that there are TWO babies in my stomach, a boy named "Gavin" and a girl named "Leslie". Lol, time will tell I guess. :)


Weight Limit

How often do we pay attention to the "weight limit".. I mean, they have about 1,000lbs of give or take on that right??...

I probably shouldn't be complaining. I mean, it could have been MUCH worse in many respects... the shelves could have fallen when someone was in the laundry room, certain to bury them in the debree. The paint could have been a less neutral tone (I'm thinking anything that is incorporated in my preschool rooms!). Heck, there could have been a REAL robber in my house causing all the loud ruckus that caused my heart to skip a few. That last one is debatable though, as it may have been easier to talk a robber out of our home than to clean up this fun and very unexpected event of my afternoon!:P

EXHIBIT A: This is the space on my wall where the shelves SHOULD be.
...and this is where they obviously wanted to be... shelf #1:
and lets not forget shelf #2:
This is the point in which I started laughing... maybe a smidge in hysterics... (yes, that was a FULL GALLON of paint. Emphasis on "was"!) The measure of it's destruction isn't fully shown in this picture as the majority of the spill is covered with your typical laundry room attendants.
I'm not quite sure how the paint got all the way over to this wall...
But alas, to every story there is a silver lining. So before you feel too sorry for me, here's mine:
1 - Hunter was down for a nap (if you know how "hands on" my son can be, you'll know why this was my #1!).
2 - As I scooped and scrubbed the seemingly endless paint off of the floor, walls, and door, I knew I was building character! ..and when the rather LARGE spider decided to get stuck in the paint and wouldn't stop wriggling, I actually felt kind of sorry for the little bugger... you can contribute that to all the previous "character building" acquired, or the fact that we watched Charlotte's Web yesterday.. your choice. ;P
3 - The looks I received from my teenage neighbor boys as I hosed off all of my paint covered items were quite priceless. Yeah, I never thought I would work that hard to save a few containers of bleach either!
4 - I prefer to wax my eyebrows as it takes much less time and effort than plucking. My poor neglected tweezers were once more shown the love and attention they deserve as I used them to de-glass my feet from the shattered light bulbs.
And last, but certainly not least, it brought me back to the good 'ole days.. I'm thinking January 22, 2009... previous blog post "...and how was your evening??". Priceless. So I guess the moral of the story is this: If you're on an elevator that is overly crowded and most likely over it's limit, GET OFF - people can make bigger messes than a can of paint.


Pack it up

We recieved a package this afternoon and the kids were beyond thrilled! Whether it was from what was in it or getting in it I don't know... How many Hooligans can you fit into a box?

After the box was torn to shreds (literally), the kids got their second wind when I showed them what the greatest part of the package really was... You can't tell me every time you ever saw a roll of bubble wrap as a kid - and maybe even now? - that you didn't just yearn to do this!... *FYI: I had no idea my camera was on a time-lapse setting (or even that it had the ability), hence the lack of commentary and speed of the video. ;)


Once Upon A Time...

Better late than never right?? I finally received all of the pictures from my brother Michael's wedding to my new sister Trisha!:) They were married on my birthday (May 22nd) and it was a BEAUTIFUL day! The next day, Brandon, Landon and I drove to Michigan for our big move, leaving Bailey and Hunter with their Grandma De Groot & Grandma Roberts for the week. I flew back to Utah the next weekend for my best friend from high school's (Breanna's) wedding! Two gorgeous brides in one weeks time.. it was a busy but GREAT week! I was so blessed to be able to be a part of both of their special days. Enjoy the slide show!!!


Ships Ahoy!!!

So after a brief intermission I decided to continue in our decorating escapade! Here is the boys' room.. FINALLY!!! ;) Brandon isn't a HUGE fan of vertical stripes (he prefers horizontal), but I like them..

I took what was for me a BIG risk and painted the closet and door.. once I started there was no turning back! It COMPLETELY changed the whole look of the room!

Now I know what you're thinking.. Landon is only 9 months right?? Yes, but someday we'll probably have another one (and NO, I am NOT pregnant!) and he will become a "big boy" in need of a bed... I like to be prepared!;) Until then, he is in a crib in Bailey's room, the LAST room on my to-do list!!!


Mr. Hops-a-Lot

Just in case you were wondering, I am NOT typically afraid of frogs... It's when they're jumping at you and you can't see them that it gets a little creepy! ;P


What was I thinking??

It has only taken me 2 months to adjust to "Eastern Time" out her in Michigan! I swear it is light here until 10pm which makes it hard to get on any normal schedule (in AZ there is no daylight savings, so it is dark by 7 or 8 in the summer)! Alas, the lack of sleep from all of our projects (and the fact that we just returned home from camping on Saturday) caught up with me! Brandon graciously took the kids as I CRASHED at 6pm "last night".. it is now a quarter to 2 in the morning and guess who is WIDE awake?? Oh yeah...:P On the bright side, this is the fast track to getting prepared for early morning seminary to start! Though I thought a better plan of preparation was getting as much sleep as possible and enjoying my last month of "sleeping in" until 6:30 or 7:00am, NOT waking up at 2 in the morning!!! Oh well, I guess I have time and energy to update on what we've been up to lately...

Hunter turned TWO on Saturday! We were camping with some friends and headed home just in time for a little family celebration (and by family, I mean Brandon, myself and the kiddos!). It was a fun weekend! I even got sucked into a spur of the moment 10k (which I biked because I am so NOT in the best shape of my life right now!).. my racing buddy, a gal's daughter from my ward, and I came in 3rd and 4th overall which was fun and goes to show how competitive the event was not! Accept for Mary Mercado who kicked my tail - I saw the competitive side of that sweet woman and her husband.. don't mess! ;)

Aside from this weekend, we've been living it up catching bugs in the backyard, visiting fudge shops in Frankenmuth, Brunner's - the largest Christmas Store in the world (Bailey even found a "Bleu" ornament), and of course, the lakes while we can! BEAUTIFUL doesn't even begin to describe them! We all know the phrase, "a picture is worth a thousand words".. well, "read" away! :) ...