Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We cut it!

After months of contemplation I decided it was time to cut Elsa's hair. Micah didn't like the sound of it, Elsa really doesn't care and I was done with trying to comb, wash, and style it. So today we took the plunge! Our neighbor cut for us. She was talking to me while she was cutting, and honestly, I don't know what she said, I just nodded, "uh-huh." I couldn't believe what had just happened! It was all gone, just like that!
I decided to donate it to "Locks of Love" and explained to Elsa what that meant. She was pretty excited about it. The shock hasn't quite worn off yet for Micah and I. Especially Micah. I just have to keep reminding him (and myself) "it will grow back."

Friday, August 21, 2009

Days of Noah

I found this and thought it was interesting how many general authorites and prophets mentioned that our days are like the days of Noah.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elsa's first day of school

Wow, I can hardly believe it. Elsa starting first grade. She has been so excited to start school, and I am happy that we actually got the track that we requested. She has a couple of friends from the ward in her class and so I think that was a comfort to her. She was pretty happy about being able to eat lunch at school too.
Elsa is such a great kid. I never worry about her, she is very responsible and always helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better daughter. I am so proud of her and I know that she will have a great time in school and make lots of friends.

I had to throw in this photo, because Hillie just makes me laugh.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Little Nixon is changing almost daily. Lately he has required a bit more attention than my girls did at this age. I wonder if it is a boy thing. He doesn't like to be left alone for too long. He has already gained a good pound and has still managed to hang on to his hair (I am sure it will be gone in the next month or two)It is still wierd knowing that we have a boy. Every time I change his clothes (or his diaper) I think to myself, "I have a son?!"
We recieved his SS card in the mail and got his birth certifcate. It is always neat and strange to see their name on a legal document. Its like they "exsist" and they are real people.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I can barely catch my breath these days. I have been really fortunate to have great Sis-in-laws. Micah's sister took the older girls for a sleep over last week and they played with their cousins. They loved it! Then at the persistance of my brother Josh's wife, Sarah, she came out on Sat. and left tues evening. Which worked out great because I developed mastitis and have been in bed sick, and in pain for the past 2-3 days. She was great, she did everything from playing with the girls, to cooking, cleaning, and changing diapers. It was such a relief and a blessing. My other brother, Ian's wife, Raylyn has offered to come this week and help as well. Even my parents came yesterday and took the girls out to give me a chance to sleep and catch up on other things.
It has been a humbling experience for me, because normally I have prided myself on being very self sufficient and I do not like to ask nor do I think I need help. For some reason I have been through alot emotionally and physically after the birth of this baby. I hope the worst is over and I can finally settle into a routine, of course by the time that happens it will be time to go back to work, UGH.
Thank you for all your words of encouragement,support and concern. I really appreciate all my family and friends, truly!