Saturday, October 1, 2011

Super Hero's to the rescue

It's been one of THOSE days. You know, you think that you are doing so well and are going to fit everything in, then CRASH, BANG, &#!?)!! it all falls apart. Now I am back at home writing this laughing my head off at all the embarrasment, and thankful to the ladies that came to my rescue.

So lets see, today started off AMAZING. I got to listen to conference. I had it blaring throughout the house while I deep cleaned by stove and finally cleaned those pesky lids on my spice rack that were covered with grease. Re-arranged the kitchen counters a bit and listened to some amazing talks. My favorite was President Uchtdorf's talk. I took from it, in the matters of the universe, I might be small and meaningless. But I mean everything to HIM, my heavenly father. Thats a good feeling.

So after the morning session of conference. Cooper, my 8 month old settled in for a long nap. So I took the chance to go outside and paint the trim on our house. It worked out perfectly. I love the color (dark dark blue) and Cooper woke up right when I finished. JJ got to play outside. Perfect.

So then Lunch time, kids were great. They both ate which was a feat for JJ lately. So I settled in to watch the second session of conference. JJ went down for a nap so I could just sit, listen, and fold laundry. Another perfect 2 hours.

BJ got home around 3:30 as we were lucky and he was invited to help out and work on a construction project to earn a little extra moolah. So I figured, I better make my store run with the truck (single vehicle family) before he needed it to get to the priesthood session at the church at 5:00. So I got Cooper dressed (JJ stayed home with daddy) and we headed out to the store. I got to the store at 4:10 (I had 35 minutes to get home, doing good). Got everything I needed, I was doing good on time, it was 4:30, still had 15 minutes. Made it to the cash register, 3/4 of the way through ringing up the food guess what I discover. MY WALLET WAS NOT IN MY PURSE! Haha, of course, it was sitting right on top of the desk where I left it this morning when I got out my insurance card to copy. Here is where my first super hero entered. The cashier calmly said, "Don't worry, we can just set it in the back for you if you would like and you can come back and get it. How long will it take you?" So in my head I am calculating having to go home, get JJ and drop BJ off at the church and then come back, with both kids this time. I told her it would be around 5:15. "Ok, she said, I'm off at 5:00 so when you come back just go over to Teresa on aisle three and she will get you taken care of." Then she went and told Teresa the situation and got me all taken care of. Wasn't that nice! I am sure they deal with this often, but it was my first time and I was incredibly embarrased. But she made it soooo easy.

So back home I went, and made it in time to get JJ dressed (yes, he was still in his pajamas. LOL), kids reloaded in the truck and BJ dropped off at the church at 5:05. That was as close as we could make it. Then back to the store I go. This time with 2 kids. I park in the parking lot and have to load one kid on each hip, because I left my ring sling for Cooper at the house and JJ will not hold my hand. So I'm quite a site carrying two kids at a time. Of course I could have gotten a cart, but then what would I do? I already had a cart loaded up with groceries inside! hahaha. OH My. Now of course, here comes the tricky part, right inside the store are the 25 cent candy machines. Of course JJ see's them. I figure, hey, I need him to be quiet for a few minutes so I give in and get him a Bubblegum. BAD DECISION! It does quiet him up and he obeys me and we go back to aisle three where Teresa see's me in the line and asks the bagger to go get my cart. So Nice! When I get up there, they have it all ready for me and I pay and get ready to go. Teresa, (My second super hero) asks if JJ can have a sticker. I say sure. She picks out a hippo and gives it to him. Now here is where the bubble gum comes in. Right after getting the sticker, JJ throws up. Right in the middle of the checkout lane. He was laughing at the hippo and choked on the bubble gum. I still have Cooper on my hip (who has a stinky diaper) and I'm trying to keep JJ out of the throw up and he is crying. Now comes two more super heros with paper towels, garbage bin, and cleaner. Now I am really really embarrased. Not only did I forget my wallet, but my kid threw up in the store. I am apologizing like crazy, and Teresa says, "Don't worry, we all have kids and have been in your situation before. Its ok, we'll handle it."

SOOOOO NICE!!! One of the ladies even pushed my cart out to the truck. Which is good because at this point, who knows what else I would have managed to mess up. JJ even got a new Hippo sticker and the cutest thing happened. When I was putting him in his car seat in the truck, he points to the sticker and says "Hippo" and makes a sound, that surprisingly sounds like a hippo. Where the heck did he learn that!?

So all in all, it turned out ok. But definitely embarrasing in the moment. I am just thankful to those wonderful ladies at Super One who made it not so embarrasing and helped me keep my composure enough to make it back home. Thank You for helpful strangers! A little kindness sure goes a long way!!

Anywho, I'm off again. Got to go pick up BJ.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Christmas Time Photo Catch-up

So I just realized that we never posted any of our Photos from JJ’s first Christmas and a few other events in December.  I am going to try out a new layout for pictures.   It groups them into photo albums.  I am not sure how it will turn out, but hopefully you will still be able to see all the pictures.

First up is a few pictures from Rick & Nick’s (BJ’s brother in law & Brother) family birthday party…

BJ and I had a bit of fun decorating the cake.  Since Nick is in the National Guard the camo was for him.  While the animals and trees are for Rick since he likes to hunt.  Personally I think the anteater animal is a bit too creepy for my liking.

Next up snow pictures from one of BJ’s trips to Schweitzer Mountain…


A few days before Christmas Santa also made a stop over at Aunt Missy Caudle’s house.  This was the second time that JJ saw Santa, unfortunately each visit had the same result…JJ crying.  He is still pretty adorable though.


I think that about brings us to Christmas Morning.  We were living with BJ’s parents at that time which was really nice as it sure made Christmas morning fun.  Uncle Nick was also there.  JJ didn’t really know what to do with his presents.  So BJ and I had to unwrap them all.  He did learn a new trick though he would clap his hands and yell…YAY! After each present.  It was really cute.



JJ and cousin Joey Christmas Afternoon.  They are such cuties.



BJ thinking its funny to cover me with anything and everything available while I take a Sunday nap.  Stinker.  It was actually pretty comfy as I was finally warm with the pillows and blankets over me. 


I think that brings us up to the present time.  Christmas was a lot of fun.  JJ actually did pretty good not playing with the Christmas tree.  Every time he got close to it we would say no and he would know he was in trouble.  The smaller tree downstairs at the parents, however, was an entirely different story.  He pulled that one down on him twice, crying each time.   Silly kid.  He is always good for entertainment.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pics of our New House


So I am finally posting pictures of our new house that we bought.  We are  excited to join the homeowner category.  I am sure that this excitement will wear off in April when we start paying the mortgage!  So for those that are far away and won’t be able to see our new home, please enjoy the pictures of our humble abode. 



Front Yard


Living room



Living Room/Hallway to Master Bed



Master Bedroom – We LOVE the tall ceilings


Closet & Master Bath off of Master Bedroom


Above pic is taken from Living Room Looking into Kitchen/Dining


Dining Room


The office



JJ’s Room!



JJ had just waken up from his nap.  Cute fella


Laundry Room / Entrance to Garage


These shelves were a housewarming gift from BJ’s brother Casey.  I do believe he made them himself. Thanks Casey!!!


The garage/BJ’s workshop/playhouse


The back yard


View from the back yard.  We are really lucky with this view. The picture doesn’t really do it justice.  Canfield Mountain looks a lot bigger than it is in the photo.  Behind the fence if farmland.  There are a still a few big farm fields mixed into the suburbs here.  Its kinda refreshing and nice.  We will see what they plant in the spring. 


So that is our home.  I missed a picture of the kitchen apparently.  I took one, it just didn’t make it into the camera.  All well.  We feel incredibly blessed to be able to get our own home and one as nice as this.  Cant’ wait until we get to paint!  Just remind me that I said that when we are painting and I am complaining of having to paint walls.

Hope everyone is doing well wherever you are.  We wish you well and miss you all!