Monday, October 20, 2008

New Additions

Does life ever stop getting crazy or do you just have to adjust?

For the past couple of months I have been trying to wrap my head around the prospect of having 3 children. Yes, Kent and I are expecting. I feel like it took me a couple of months because of how everyone tells you how hard 3 is. So you can only imagine what happened last week when the Dr. told me that we are actually having 2 babies! TWINS!!!!
It is very crazy and I can't believe it but that is what is happening in our house. We are only a couple of months along so hopefully everything will go well, but we are looking at doubling our family in late April, early May. We have no idea how we are going to do it and are once again just realizing that we will have to adjust and just go with it. We feel that if Heavenly Father has blessed us with these two babies then he has faith in us so we should have faith in ourselves.

So here is to having 4 kids 4 and under!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Food Storage Anyone?

So since recent world events have been happening, (you all know of them, I don't really need to remind) Kent and I have once again been reminded and kicking ourselves for not being better prepared. How long have we been told to get our homes, families and lives prepared by having food storage and how long have we been procrastinating?

We have decided that procrastination is no longer an option, so we are going to take the plunge and get our rears in gear. I have found out today by researching our options for the year supply of food storage that we are not alone in this boat! While that makes me feel happy that we are not the only ones, I also realize that we need to be quick about it so that there is something left for those of us in the procrastinating arena.

Here is my question to the blogging world. What do you do for food storage and emergency preparedness? I have checked out the websites as well as the Emergency Essentials website. (just a side note, if you live in Utah and go to there store things are much cheaper than online) I have been to Costco this morning pricing out things I would feel my family would eat as well as the idea of having a separate freezer in the garage. Does anyone have any other ideas? I am open to all suggestions and please...don't judge us because we have been listening but not acting for far too long. :) We all ready know that!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Little Equestrians

For those of you who don't know this little known fact about me, I used to ride horses. When I was in grade school I was a member of Crestwood Pony Club, which is an organization that teaches young kids how to care, ride and compete in English riding. Growing up in cowboy country did not really make you popular among the horse people and to be honest I never really LOVED it like my sisters did. Which is why I find it so interesting that my family is into horses once again this time with a small shetland pony, a huge Norwegian Fjord and a husband and dad who is allergic to horses. Yes, Kent has told me that I am solo on this route of lessons.

So yesterday Emma had another riding lesson at Grandma's barn on Pocket with her awesome teacher Mitchell. (another Pony Cluber, and a lot better than me!) Then today Claire had her therapy session on Rebekah Dill at the National Ability Center. Both of my girls are doing great and really enjoying the horses. I am enjoying the time that I get to spend with them riding. It is amazing how things come full circle isn't it.

I have included two pictures, one of Emma on Pocket and the other of Claire on Dill. You will have to click on Claire's picture to see her but yes, she is riding the horse backwards. Something I never did or tried!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Packs Pumpkin Patch

Last night we went to the pumpkin patch as a family. It was so much fun and one I really enjoy. I am so into traditions and love making new ones with my own family. This is one! We have been going for 3 years now, ever since Emma was born and it is so much fun to see how each year Emma gets more excited. This year was no exception!

She was pretty choosy about which pumpkins she took and which ones didn't make the cut. Eventually though she chose the ones that would grace our front steps and I must say she did a very good job. My little designer and fashionista is something else!:)

Claire update...she took 10 steps this past weekend and is starting to get a little more courage every day. I can't wait until she is up and going. She is also starting to try and say a few more things. It is amazing to me how excited Kent, Emma and I get at each and every sound she makes.