Thursday, May 28, 2009

Life is hard

I have to admit that I am not much on just writing stuff on my blog. It does happen occasionally but I would rather have pics and updates of the kids. But the last couple of weeks have just been getting to me. I feel myself drained emotionally, financially, physically, and any other way you can. And not to say that I haven't had good days I just constantly feel that I am not myself, I guess. But there is a quote on Val and Perrys blog that I keep reading. (I have to admit that I go to their blog just to read it) So I thought I would post it hear for any of you that are finding yourself overwhelmed and need the reminder.
"Life is hard, but life is simple. Get on the path and never, ever give up. You never give up. You just keep on going. You don't quit, and you will make it.
There is only one way to happiness and fulfillment. Jesus Christ is the Way. Every other way, any other way, whatever other way is foolisheness."
-Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Couples Tag

What are your middle names? Jo and William

How long have you been together? almost 5 years

How long did you know each other before we started dating? 4 months

Who asked who out? We started out hanging out at group stuff

How old are each of you? Will will be 27 and I just turned 26

Do you have any children together? Emmy Jo and Jake

Did you go to the same school? No. Borah and Maranatha

Are you from the same hometown? Yes, we actually were talking the other day about how we grew up just a few miles apart and if I would of gone to public school we would of been in choir together and known each other.

Who is the smartest? Will thinks he is!

Who is the most sensitive? That one would be me.

Where do you eat out the most as a couple? At the table or couch

Where is the furthest you have traveled together as a couple?Montana

Who has the craziest ex? That would be a debate.

Who has the worst temper? William

Who does the cooking? I do, of course

Who is more social? I dont know.

Who is the neat freak? I am for sure

Who is more stubborn? That has to be a tie

Who hogs the bed? the covers would be him but the bed is me

Who wakes up earlier? Will does during the week. weekends I win

Where was your first date? I dont remember

Who has the bigger family? Will has more siblings but I have more extended family

Do you get flowers often? Sometimes

How do you spend the holidays? I like to spend them at home

Who is more jealous? neither of us

How long did it take to get serious? a few months...or maybe weeks

Who does the laundry? I do.

Who's better with the computer? Will. I am always asking him how to do things

Who drives when your together? It depends on who gets in the passenger seat first. On long trips Will drives because I am a terrible driver, but he can tolerate me for short trips.

I tag


Sleeping Beauty

Emilee has been in ballet this year and has really been enjoying it. The ballet studio puts on a recital in the spring and Em was a kitty cat. I know there is a lot of pictures but they were all so cute! Enjoy!

This was as we were getting ready to go. I thought I would never get all of Ems hair up but after lots of bobby pins and hair spray it stayed. Lora and Audra rode out with us to the dress rehearsal so I snapped a picture as we were getting in the car.

These are at NNU

This was the dress rehearsal. Emilee is the last kitten to come out so I don't think that you can see her in this pic but Lora is right behind the little boy.

I love this one of Lora!

Em is on the far left

This is the kittens coming out for their bow.

Em got flowers from Papa and Aunt Al and Uncle Ken. She was pretty excited about them

She didn't make it much further than the parking lot before she was out.
She did such a good job, we were so proud of her.

Em and Cache

This last week we drove out to Emmet for a nite to meet the new Green. Cache is a cutie! Congrats to Joe, Beck, and Logan! Em had lots of fun holding him.
On a side note it has gotten better at our house. With summer being here all of Wills siblings are in Boise and we are enjoying that while it lasts. The kids love having all the fam around!

Monday, May 4, 2009

long week....

It has been a long week at the green house. Everything that could go wrong did! First Jake slammed his thumb in the front door. After a long day with a very unhappy boy and Doctors appointment in the afternoon we found it was not broken just really sore. The next day I dropped my cell phone in the washer and it is no longer working.... so if you call I will not answer. That night Rella went outside and was attacked by one of the stray dogs roaming our street. Another fun time at a Doctors office. It was determined that her leg was broken in three places and needed to be amputated. Which means I now have a recovering cat in the house that can no longer go outside. Then by pure accident today was the dogs appointment to get fixed. When I made the appointment I didn't think about what we were going to do with two recovering dogs. So now as I type I am listening to them whine in the garage. I wish we would of started intruducing them to the kennels before today. But I have to say it again I really won the lottery with Will's Sisters. I had invited Trica and Allison and Ken to dinner tonight and was not only running late to get home but the house was a mess and dinner was in the front seat beside me waiting to be cooked. When I got home they had snuck into the house and cleaned up toys and blankets and did the dishes that I have been avoiding for several days now. This week has felt so overwhelming and I am just out of energy and patience with everything. I feel like I am so far behind and every second more I am fading fast. I feel so thankful to have such great family who can keep me going and give me the strength to do what I need to do. You guys are amazing!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rella and the squirrel

Will, the kids, and I were sitting down for lunch the other day and I looked out the window and noticed that Rella was in the tree in the front yard. After walking over to the window I noticed she was not alone. It only took me a moment to realize I needed the camera. It was quite the show!

and here she goes....

Up, Up, and Up

I think it is time for a get away plan!

Lets try moving to the side....

or maybe down....

Oh no, here she comes again....

I am out of here!

Just try to come back into my yard!