Friday, October 24, 2008

A Long Overdue Update

So it has been quite a while since my last posting. Life has been a little crazy around here. Ray has been running around like a chicken with his head cut off. Poor guy, he is so busy. Between coaching and HOSA and just regular classroom stuff he has little free time. But I give him props, he has been doing an excellent job juggling everything and still making time for his family. What a good guy, this is why I love him. And then for me, I guess it just took a little time for it to sink in on how busy it can be with a new addition to the family. I swear I run around the house cleaning all day and then at the end of the day look back and it looks like I didn't do a single thing. It is quite frustrating because I like my house looking nice and clean with dinner made and a treat of some kind made. And I might say, none of those are getting accomplished at the moment. But, oh well, what can you do?

Anyways, tonight we carved pumpkins, or as Logan calls them "punks." It was fun seeing Logan get so excited to color "punks". We let him paint his because the last thing that we would do is let that kid have some sort of sharp object, we would all be in grave danger. But, man, did he have fun.

For another update that I haven't had time to do is on Logan's birthday. It was a fun time because we had Ray's family and my family all here because of Chase's blessing. But Logan had a lot of fun between his presents, grandparents, and his football cake (provided by Grandma Jolley). His prized gift was from Grandpa and Grandma Jolley, a scooter. The kid was so cute when he tore off the wrapping paper and realized what it was. He also got a helmet with knee and elbow pads. We couldn't get him to take off his helmet to even eat. But he got thoroughly spoiled by everyone and it was fun.

But now I need to add a little update about Chase. We might actually have a semi-chunky baby! Can you believe it, from me and Ray! Who would think it was possible! I mean, it's not like he is a sumo-wrestler or anything, but compared to what Logan was, he seems pretty big. He has some fat rolls under his diaper on his legs and I love it. He also has the cutest smiles and he is trying to make sounds out to laugh. All in all, he is a fun baby and I look forward to all the new tricks that we get to teach him.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Conference Weekend

So today was General Conference and it was kind of nice to just stay home and relax, well, relax as much as possible with an almost two year old and a one month old baby. Kristi and Trevor came over this morning and I made a big breakfast. I have to take advantage of when I can make a nice breakfast because Ray doesn't like much breakfast foods, so it was I did the the schabang. We had pancakes, bacon, sausage, and eggs, and orange juice. Anyways, I guess it must have been pretty good because all three of them slept through the second hour of the first session. Here is the proof if they try to deny it.

I liked that President Monson said the we need to slow down a little in life and stress so much. We need to focus on having more joy. He said that the piles of laundry, the toys strewn all over the house and such won't always be there, and when it's not, we'll miss it. We need to take time out of our lives to enjoy our kids and family. Right now I feel that really applies to me because I'm kind of in high stress mode anymore feeling like I need to have a perfect house while trying to balance kids also. The kids are what are important and I need to concentrate on that. That's what conference is for and I'm thankful for the opportunity to listen.

After conference Ray and I loaded up the boys and went for a walk. It was perfect weather. We went to the park and decided to take some pictures. Logan didn't want to cooperate and take pictures, instead he kept wanting to interupt people playing football and soccer, so needless to say there weren't that many pictures that turned out with him. But it was nice to have a weekend like this because I was able to spend lots of quality time with my family, especially my husband. I greatly appreciate him for all of his hard work that he does to provide for our family but miss him where he is gone so much right now. So it was so nice to spend two days with him, he is an amazing husband and I love him so much, I just hope he realizes that.

Also, I'm getting so excited for this coming week because all of my family on both sides is going to be in town. It will be fun and chaotic at my house because all of my side of the family will be staying with us. But this will the first time my sister, Audree, and her family will be in St. George and also my brother Caleb. They are all coming into town for Chase's blessing and then it also works out that that is also Logan's birthday, so party on!!! (I hope I am able to survive it all!)=)

Friday, October 3, 2008

This is the beginning

So this is my first time doing a blog or anything even close to it so sorry if it is lame. Anyways, life quite chaotic around here lately. Chase is a month old now and has his nights and days confused. Kathryn gave me a book called "Baby Wise" that gives direction on how to get your baby to sleep through the night and establish a routine. We've been working on this for a couple of days and it seems to be helping. We're not perfect, but there is progress. And then we have Logan. That right there should say it all. That kid has more energy than anybody I've ever met, but then to make it worse, he never wears out. He is going to turn two in a week and I hope that the terrible two's don't get any worse than what they already are. I guess I should give him a little credit. He is a pretty good kid and most of the time he tries. He is a good helper with Chase and loves his brother. It's fun right now, too because he is learning to put sentences and concepts together. The down side to that though is that he now says everything that we say.

Ray is also a very busy individual right now. Basically I'm a single parent (or so it seems). He is coaching the JV Pineview High School volleyball team, the advisor for HOSA, and teaching. Volleyball is extremely time consuming and definitely not worth the pay. He puts in so much time and effort and makes very little to show for it. But, it has been a good experience for him. As for his HOSA club stuff, he was asked a few weeks ago if he would be a state representative for HOSA also. He agreed to do it, but so far he hasn't had to do much. Thankfully, things should start to slow down for him soon.