Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This month I am hosting a spectacular event. For every $100 in sales I am giving back $50 worth of FREE product. Here is how it works: submit a $100 order (whether you gang up with friends or just order it all yourself it works the same.) and you will receive the following: • Free Idea Book from me ($3.95 retail value) • Free September Stamp of the Month set ($22.95 retail value) • $20 Free Hostess Product Credit • 1/2-price item OR 'Triple Play' kit OR new embellishment That's FOUR goodies for just collecting a few orders to reach $100. WOW! But WAIT there is more! I am also offering FREE shipping on orders over$200! All orders participating will be submitted September 25th.(Meaning you need to have them to me by this date as well) I will email out the shipping details once I receive them.Even if you don’t live by me you can still participate. So check out the Idea Book online and give me a call!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
It was kind of weird at the hospital because we were known as the "home birth" people. In fact I had a few nurses who were not so nice about it. One even said to my midwife, "Oh, you are the one who allowed her to give birth at home." My midwife was really great about it and said, "I usually don't allow people to give birth at home at 35 weeks, but we thought that she was further along than she was." I had another nurse say that he was just glad that we got him to the hospital when we did and that they really wish that we had given birth at the hospital. I would give birth at home again in a heart beat for a few reasons. One, it allowed me to stay in Will's room the whole time that he was there. If I had given birth at the hospital I would have had to stay in my room until discharged and only allowed to visit. Two, having Will at home allowed Creed to hold him before he was stuck under all the monitors and machines and lights. In fact Creed held Will the night he was born and then three days later. Nothing in between. Same with Elizabeth. Three, it was still cheaper for me to have him at home. All in all it was the right thing for us and I LOVED it.
In other news I am going to post a few things to help my memory. Madalynn took her first step on May 11th and then was walking by the 15th. She is talking a ton and can't seem to walk into a room without saying, "HI!" Sarah has gained two pounds in two months, which is HUGE for her. This helps us know that she is celiac and that she is starting to get the nutrients that she needs. She is drawing stick figures now and loves to try and write different letters. She is actually getting really good at a few of them.
Friday, May 7, 2010
We spent Easter weekend in Utah and the girls and I spent the week before that in Boise with my mom. This was probably one of the last times that I could spend a week with my Mom with just the girls for a little while. And we had an awesome time (well okay Madalynn was once again teething and was a crank bucket until the last day.) We did a lot of shopping of course and it was nice because Kirsten was visiting the same week so I got a lot of opinions on what to buy and what should stay at the store. By the by Kirsten found an awesome maternity bathing suit at Target, just in case you need one! Sarah loved every moment of being with Grammi and Poppy!
So Easter weekend started out nice, we were reunited with Creed, though he didn't have enough bee pollen and was sort of a crouch (bee pollen keeps his depression and OCD controlled instead of prozac, I can talk about that later if someone wants.) Anyway, and on Saturday we had an awesome Easter party with Great Grandma Larsen and a bunch of the Larsen clan. It was a blast! Sarah was so good at only picking up the candy that she could eat, the taffy, which apparently was not a hit with everyone else, so we got a ton! We made special gluten free chocolate coconut cookies, which Sarah continues to talk about to this day. So cute! I love that she appreciates the extra work it takes to make stuff for her, makes me want to make stuff more often! Anyway, Saturday night we went down to visit with Dave and Kiersten (best friends in the world who I miss dearly!!!) Sarah of course had to start throwing up, I had a migraine and Madalynn was a teething wreck. Oh so fun when Kiersten had a migraine and the boys were at priesthood. Then on Sunday Sarah was still sick, I started feeling sick and Creed started feeling sick as well. By Monday we were in the doctor's office in Boise with Sarah who had an ear infection and the ear drum had burst. We got home on Tuesday and Creed went to the doctor and found out he had strep. I went in on Wednesday because I had strep and Madalynn went in on Thursday because she had so much ick coming out of her ear we knew she had an ear infection. Needless to say the beginning of April was a blast!
Once we were all feeling better we started the packing, which just doesn't go as well with kids unpacking the boxes and a big belly getting in the way of everything! I have decided that I will no longer move while pregnant. I just felt like a big fat loser who couldn't do anything and poor Creed had to do it all. I sure that him! Anyway, we got really busy with the packing and we painted the four bedrooms in the new place and then moved in all in a week. Oh, my were we busy, but it was good at the same time. We love the new place, it just feels more like home than the old one. There is enough room for us and some, which is wonderful with baby #3 on the way and the hope of having more children (though I am thinking that I need a little more of a gap between these next two!)
Madalynn is growing up fast. She loves to sing and dance, and is really quite fun to watch explore. She is trying her hardest to walk, but falls down after taking a step. I am hoping she completes this task before baby gets here, which could be any time between now and July. Anyway, Madalynn has a pretty big vocabulary, she says hi, peek-a-boo, Sarah, Mama (which isn't me, I am still Dada, go figure!), Daddy and duck. It seems like everyday she learns something new. Sarah is doing awesome and is growing up too fast! She had her first talk in Primary, she wants a bike for her birthday, and loves to play with Barbies. I am starting to feel just a tad bit old, though I know that I am still young. Creed is doing great at work and is really enjoying it more and more, which is always nice. I am now big, and to the point where doing much of anything is difficult. I can no longer reach my toes, bend over to pick up toys, or food on the ground, and my belly is getting in the way of me reaching too far into anything, such as the sinks, or the back of the stove and oven. If you have been pregnant before you know this stage. The one where you can't roll over without it taking 5 min. The stage where you start debating if shaving your legs is really worth the effort, and the stage where flip flops and slip on shoes become your best friends. I am there! Also the baby started having hiccups three weeks ago, this is good news for me because it tells me that I am further along than the ultrasound showed and hopefully I can start going off of my first due date and not the new one. I am crossing my fingers on that one! Anyway, next post will be a bunch of pictures, right now it is nap time and I need one!