Wednesday, October 31, 2007

We're Off!

Well, halloween was fun especially for the kids. Tyler was black venom, Kylie snow white, Kenadie a pirate, and Easton a spider. I dressed up as a gangster and had these tattoo sleaves. Eric loves to dress up but he ended up working this evening. He took the kids around on his break and I gave candy out at home. This morning I woke up with a horrible headache and sore throat. It has lasted all day and I'm just tired of being sick. I hope I feel better since we go to Hawaii tomorrow. I have to get up at 3am and go get Eric from work. The kids are so excited for grandma's and Aunt Niki to come. We won't be back for a week. Ahhhh! I will post lots of pics when we get back!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

baby blessing

On Sunday, my nephew was blessed. He did really well and didn't even cry. We then went up to parents and had a potato bar. Ryder slept through most of it so I decided to take pictures of him. He is a chunky baby and weighs almost 14 pounds and is only six weeks old. Way to go mom!
Once again, I'm sick. I thought I was getting better and then on Sunday night I started with a fever and body aches. Finally, I decided to go to the doctor. I found out I have a sinus infection and hopefully it is all the way gone before Hawaii. Last night we went to a corn maze and spooky barn ride. I will show pics later. We got pumpkins and carved them. The kids loved it!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I have my basement back!

Finally, I got most of my basement put back together. They had to put in new insulation and sheetrock in the guest room and it will be painted Monday. They laid new carpet pad down everywhere and attached the carpet. We've been moving lots of furniture and it's still a disaster. I hope to get it organized when Eric has four days off this week. The only thing left is paint and carpet in the guest room. We are still waiting to hear from the manufactor of the part, they sent it to California to do more testing. If they don't cover it our landscaper said we could bill his liability insurance. We got the part replaced on our sprinkler's that broke and they are running now! We are so paranoid and have been turning our water valve off everynight. We are getting our final grade on our yard next week and we hope to get curbing done before it snows. We may have to wait until spring to hydroseed but that is ok with us.
Tyler is such a tease lately. He is constantly teasing his sister's and just being a six year-old boy. This morning I heard him telling his sister that he is allergic to water! What a crazy kid.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I woke up early Saturday morning to my husband saying explicits and yelling that the basement was full of water. I went downstairs and there was water just running in a crack in the window of our guest room. Our whole window well was full and it had reached all the way across the other side of the house. We called an emergency restoration place and they showed up at 5am. Eric hurried and turned the water off and jumped into the window well to get the rest of the water out with a bucket. They were there for seven hours removing all of our carpet pad, vacuuming up water, moving furniture, and setting up fans. All of this happened a day before I was supposed to leave. After a couple of days of the fans drying they removed sheetrock and insulation in the guest room and our house is only six months old! They had to throw away a bed and rip out the carpet in Tyler's room and the guest room. We found out the cause of it was a part of the sprinkler that connects the hose from the house to the sprinklers. It split right in two. We had only had it connected two days earlier by our landscaper friend. Our home insurance won't cover it and the estimate for everything is $7300. Yeah, that's right $7,300.00. We our talking with the manufactur of the part and they are investigating it. Our landscaper told us that we could bill through his liability company. So, our two kids that sleep in the basement are sleeping on couches, my scrapbook room is full of furniture, and all of the toys are now upstairs. Hopefully, we can get some help in paying for it.

I was so excited to go to Disneyland. It was a just "girls" trip. No husbands, kids, or worries. Our motto was "we will do what we want, when we want", and we did. My sister was sick with a bad cold, (which we later found out was bronchitis) but we still ate at lots of cool restaurants (the ones you don't take kids to), went on all the rides, and watched some shows. It was a blast and I didn't really want to go home. Hopefully in the future we can go again! Thanks mom!

We got home Wednesday evening late and I was supposed to leave for "scrapaway" the next morning. I felt sick on the plane ride home but I thought it was just motion sickness. Well, I spent the next two days with the flu. I couldn't go to scrapaway and I had already paid for it. I had been looking forward to it for months. On Friday I felt a little better and decided to go at the last minute. I didn't get up to the farmhouse in Heber until 9pm but I started right away. It was a blast. You have someone cook all your meals for you, clean, and all the snacks and drinks. I got 22 pages done but I still have a lot more to go.

Since I was sick on Kenadie's birthday we celebrated on Sunday. I still didn't feel good enough to make her a cake so she picked one out at Walmart. She wanted a Halloween cake and was so excited to eat it. We gave her a new bike, Alice and Wonderland dvd, and a new doll stroller.(our other one was falling apart) Grandma and Grandpa Swanson gave her a TinkerBell backpack and a Dora story pillow. I can't believe my little girl is three! She is such a blessing in our lives.