Monday, January 28, 2013


So as most of my neighbors have now seen or heard there is a "For Sale" sign in my front yard. It caused a bit of an upset and took people by surprise. Odds are we are NOT I repeat NOT moving any time soon.

Here is the dealio.

In our current house we have 3 bedrooms upstairs (being occupied by the hubby and I and the boys) and 2 downstairs. One in the basement is filled with a treadmill, scrapbook stuff, sewing stuff, basically all our junk that we have no where else to put it since we don't have a full basement. The second bedroom is being occupied by my sister at the moment. We are at max capacity right now and are starting to feel squished as we think of the arrival of a new baby. We have decided to put it up for sale for 3 months is all and just see what happens. We've been looking around and can get twice as much house for pretty much the same payment since interest rates are still so low. 3 months is a very short amount of time to sell a house though, especially in this economy. At the end of 3 months if it hasn't sold, we'll take it down and think about it again some time after the baby is born when things calm down again. I really don't want to be ready to pop or recovering from having had a baby and dealing with moving, thus the 3 month time restraint and the probability that we won't be leaving any time soon.

We weren't going to say anything to anyone (with the exception of family and a few close friends) because at this point we really don't know what is going to happen. I guess we should have realized that putting a big sign in the front yard might tip people off though lol.
We appreciate all the love and well meaning threats of busted out house windows so that the house won't sell but want to reassure you that vandalism is not necessary :)

So that is what is newest in our world. The possibility of another big change. We figure if its meant to work out right now, it will. If now isn't the right time, we'll find a way to make it all work in our current home. I'm feeling pretty zen with either outcome so now we'll just wait and see what happens!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I've seen this at Deseret Book before but for whatever reason, today when I ran across it on facebook, it especially touched me and I even teared up a little. I love all my little Supermen.

Last week I fought a dragon strong
Then climbed a castle wall.
Too bad I fell from off the roof
Mom´s flowers broke my fall.

Then yesterday, I sailed to sea
The pirates at the door.
Too bad the tub was just too small
To keep the ocean off the floor.

Today, I launched a rocket to
The moon for mom to see.
Too bad the wheel came flying off
And so I skinned my knee.

But mom was there to pick me up
And make me feel alright.
Then send me out to save the world
And put my cape on tight.

Someday I´ll grow and fly away
Little doesn´t last for long.
But when I´m big I won´t forget
Even Superman Needs a Mom.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day and MLK Day....lots of opportunity to learn even though there is no are the boys spending their day?? By rubbing balloons on one another to make them stick to their bodies. I could try to justify it by saying they are learning about static electricity first hand...but lets be honest they are just enjoying their gift from Grandma Allen and entertaining me :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

For those of you who guessed blue (NOBODY other than Karson haha) you were right!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pink or Blue?

Today is the day! 
We are leaving shortly to go find out if it will be another boy or a little girl that is joining our family! So which cookie will we be taking to Grandma's and Grandpa's to celebrate with and eat? 
Pink or Blue? 
I think everyone has cast their vote already...if not better do it quick! :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Just saw this on a friends facebook and have to share because it goes so perfectly with my last post haha! It's so nice knowing I have so many pregnant friends or just had baby friends who can relate :)

Was I naked for the UPS guy??

Something you should know about me...I live in stretchy pants these days. That being said let me tell you a story. Monday started out like any other Monday. The kids got off to school, I threw in a load of laundry and was deep cleaning my kitchen. The Fed Ex guy came and brought Justin's new toy (an ipad) and a friend stopped by to borrow a loaf pan. I went about my day as normal.

It was getting close to time to pick up carpool from school and the hubby and I had planned to go to Lowes when he got home so I decided I should change and get ready for the day. By get ready for the day I mean change from my scary bright yellow stretchy pants into my classy going into public gray stretch pants and a fresh t-shirt. Btw how awesome do I sound about now? Getting ready in more stretchy pants at 2:00 PM haha.

So as I'm "getting ready" I look in the mirror and have a total panic attack! I'm wearing my lovely yellow pants, no bra (not a surprise since I hadn't gotten ready yet)....but  NO shirt! I have on an undergarment top that is pretty much see through and that you really shouldn't be showing off to strangers like the fed ex guy! Surely I started out with a shirt! Right?? I can't remember! My mind can not recall whether I had taken off a shirt at all! I texted my friend that came by and asked "Was I wearing a shirt when you came by?!?" I was totally going to chew her out for not saying anything to me if I wasn't :) She thought it was hilarious but much to my delight informed I had in fact been wearing a shirt! PHEW! Since she came AFTER the fed ex guy then I must've been wearing one when he came by. My friend said "Don't worry I'm sure he's seen worse if you weren't wearing a shirt" haha still not sure if that was meant to bring comfort or if it's an insult lol.

The only thing I can think is that I took it off earlier to get dressed (I remember thinking once earlier in the day that I was going to get ready) but the phone rang and I answered it and started wandering around the house while on the phone cleaning something else (I can't sit still while on the phone) and totally forgot. Still don't remember actually taking off my shirt but its such a mindless task I guess it's okay and doesn't mean I really need my brain checked haha.

I called my hubby who laughed very hard at me but then reminded me in past pregnancies I was just as absent minded. I would leave our keys in the car door or the house door all the time and was just plain spacey.
So friends and family I apologize in advance if I show up somewhere not decent. Please just kindly inform me so that I may go home in shame and change into more stretchy pants :) And if anyone see's my brain let me know!