Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Beginnings

Well, I was going to add pictures to this post of the house and I uploaded my pictures, or I thought that they did. Then I deleted my memory card since it was full. Well, the pictures didn't upload and now they are gone. :( I lost all the ones of the house and from Easter and from bowling with Shane, James, Jason, and Tanya! :( It was not a good day. Things are going alittle better now. Still busy as ever and I've got a cold. BLAH The joys of life. :) No I gotta finish the girl's lunch and then we are off the the new house for alittle while.

Today was the start of new beginnings for Aaron and I. We signed the papers and handed over money for a house. Aaron's been out at the house since we got the keys today. It needs some TLC and lots of grunt work. I am so overwhelmed with all the choices that have to be made. Carpet,paint,cabinets,countertops,etc... What matches with what and what looks good together. That's all I've been doing for the last three days. Aaron's parents have helped us out so much with everything for the house. Aaron's mom and I went on Wednesday to Walmart and HOme Depot looking at paints and then we met Aaron and went out to the house and measured and tried to get ideas of what needed to be done. Kallie just loved it! All that open space to run around. There are even acouple Little Tikes toys that were left out at the house and those were the first things Kallie went to when she got out of the van. She was having a blast.

Thursday we went and looked at cabinets and found some at the Habitat resale store in North Muskegon and then lunch. Then on Friday I planned on staying home and Kathy ended up calling and we went to Menards, Home Depot and Lowes to look at countertops. Today after we got the keys Aaron and I went to Menards to look at steel doors for the front of the house and then to the flooring store. It has been soo crazy!!! I just need a breather.

Art and Aaron are out there right now measuring and getting ready to put up a wall in the living room for the girl's bedroom. Right now the house is a two bedroom manufacured home on a walk out basement on 6 acres. There are no stairs to get to the basement right now so you have to go out of the house and around to get to the basement. Once the ground thaws out more we are going to put stairs in so we can have Logans room and room for the kids to hang out down there. Aaron wants to be within a couple weeks. There is alot to do in that time.

Logan is sooooooooooo excited!!!! He is going to have alot more room to run and Aaron's mom is right next door threw the woods. Our properties butt up against each other. He can't wait until we move out there. He wants to move tomorrow. :)

Here are acouple pictures of the house.

I went last Saturday and got my new tattoo. I have been waiting along time to get this one. We finally had some extra cash were I could go and get it done. I got the Chinese symbol for family done on the inside of my left wrist. It hurt SO bad!!! Luckily it took less than a half hour. I didn't cry though . :) Despite the excruciating pain. I got the tattoo done there on my wrist for a reason. You slit your wrists you die and to me if you cut off my family, I am dead. My family means everything to me and I would do anything for them. My next tattoo is going to be two little bumblee bees in pink and purple with a K in the pink bees wing and an S in the purple bees wing for my girls. I think I am going to get them on my shoulderblade but it'll be awhile before I get those. I have to find just right the bumblee bees.

Time to get back to my hectic life. I have to finish putting clean clothes away and do the dishes and now the girls are up. :) What a lovely life I live. :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Very Busy Week

Cutie Little Kayla

We have hade such a busy week so far this week and the busy isn't going to stop anytime soon.
Wednesday morning Aaron, Kallie, and I went to Grand Rapids for the Oral Cleft Clinic for Kallie. The clinic has a bunch of different doctors and specialist that you go and talk to and they look at Kallies cleft and see how it is looking as she grows. There is a nutriotionist, speech, audiology, pschologist, social worker, geneoligist, orthodontist, plastic surgeon and a couple others. They all pretty much said everything is going great ang looking good. Developmental wise she is pretty much were a 2 1/2 year old should be. Except the plastic surgeon was alittle concerned about her profile of her face is very flat, her forehead and nose are very flat in comparison with her face and her head is still measuring small compared to her size. So he said they might want to do some scans and x-rays in the years to see if there is anything wrong. He also wants us to meet with a genetisits (sp?)(genetics dr.) to see if there is something tweeked in her genes somewhere which could be the cause of the cleft and this face thing. Also she is missing her friont tooth were her cleft is. She has alittle indent on her gum and the tooth hasn't come in yet. The orthodontist said that it may not ever come in and it might come in and it might come in twice. You just don't know. Her upper jaw is also back further than her lower jaw and they said that they would have to fix that also. First by trying some hardware in her mouth to try and push it forward or they would have to go and and do surgery. That they won't start until she's anywhere between 6 and 9. They do want her to start seeing a dentist now to get her used to going because she's going to have alot done in that mouth in years to come. My poor baby, :( my heart just aches thinking about all that will have to be done with her. Atleast I have years to wait before anything is done.
Here are acouple pics of my girl. Before surgery, her missing tooth and the dent and lip now. If you look closely you can see the zig-zag of the scar.

The puppies are now three weeks old. They are getting so big! They have their eyes open and they are trying so hard to get up and "walk". We finally named them all. Teaque and Kiri hepled. We have 2 males, Oddball(2nd from left) who is chocolate colored like Chloe, and Simba (4th) who is a cream. The females are Nala(6th) who is a cream and Keyatcho(3rd) who is the biggest puppy and then Coconut(1st) who is the tan colored one. She has the cutest white tip on her tail. Thay are just so cute!!!!

Jimmy James is home!!!! Yeah! He is home on Spring Break until Sunday. He was home on Tuesday. He came over last night for a little bit and he's over right now playing Wii with Kiri. It is nice to have him home even for alittle while. He is looking really good too. He is putting on weight and really starting to beef up. He looks so much better than when he left for SBU (Southwest Baptist College in MO). He read the girls their bedtime stroy last night. :) It was soo cute. The girls just love their Uncle Jimmy!!

Saturday is going to be the busiest day of all this week. Aaron has to work until 1, Emily is getting picked up at around noon, Logan is doing the Walk for Water ( with Mars at 11-2 at a park in Zeeland. He's going to spend the night at Grampa & Grama T's and go with Teaque, Kiri, and Granpa. Aaron and I have a meeting with a realtor @ 2 to hopefully work something out to buy this house in Nunica that we've been looking at and then to Holland by 6 so I can get my tattoo done. What a busy day!!!!! I am going to be soo pooped by the end of the day. Then Sunday is Easter with church and egg hunts and all that fun Easter stuff!!!!

I probably won't update again until after Easter so HAPPY EASTER ALL!!!! HE IS RISEN!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Is It Friday Yet?

Man, does it feel like it should be Friday today! The girls and I went to a playgroup this morning. We went to a MOMS group meeting yesterday I joined the group. MOMS stands for Moms Offering Moms Support. It's a national group that has chapters everywhere and they have LOTS of activities and stuff the do. I think there are about 48 members in this chapter which is the Fruitport,Grand Haven, Spring Lake and up to North Muskegon group. The play group we went to this morning was with this MOMS group. It was really nice. There were 4 other moms there besides me. They say there are normally alot more people. It was perfect for today though. The girls had lots of fun running around and playing with everything. It was also really nice for me to ge to know some other moms. Tomorrow night they have a MOMS Night Out. Once a month they have something for just the moms to do. I'm not sure if I can make it tomorrow since I have Heather this weekend. It would be really nice to go though. Aaron is also going to a Fury Hockey game with the boys tomorrow so there is no way I can make it. There is always next month. I got the calander for the MOMS group and there is almost something everyday. It'll be nice to get out more with the girls and just for me to get out. :)

Monday Aaron only worked for 2 hours! Work is going really slow and he was home alot last week and this week. Luckily he has been able to work with his dad, so that helps out financially. They officialy laid him off on Tuesday and hopefully it will only be a couple weeks. He worked with his dad today until 2:30. On Monday when Aaron got home we all went out and I got a new cell phone. My old one was over 2 years old and falling apart. After I got my phone we went to the mall and let the girls play in the play area and run off some steam. :) We had a really good day. Despite being laid off Aaron has been in a really good mood lately. It's been really nice. There have been no arguments or any bickering, just lots of loving. :P He's watching some John Wayne movie now. : ) The Netflixs movies just showed up today and he brought them in and popped it in to watch. He just LOVES those old movies. :)

Logan's mom gets out of jail tomorrow and he'll probably see her on Saturday for alittle bit. Aaron will bring him over so he can talk to Micah. We've decided that he won't have any overnights with her for awhile and Logan is okay with that. Pray for us all though, we really don't know how Logan will start acting once he gets some time with his mom. It could become very interesting. Hopefully he will handle everything okay, but it is alot for a ten year old to handle. He is going to counseling and doing great. His counslelor says he is doing great and doesn't need to go a whole lot longer. He will just need it to get him through the next couple weeks.

Time to start supper. Logan has running and wrestling tonight and I have to go to work. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our busy nights. :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hump Day

I have a house full of munchkins today. Jacinda didn't have school today and Logan had a half day. I also had to pick Alex up after I got Logan 'cause he didn't have school today either and I guess Corrie ( his mom) had to work. So I had six munchkins running around today. Definitely a full house.

WE had Logans school conference Monday. He's starting to slack so we have to give him a swift kick in the pants to get his poop in a group again. He even asked his teacher if he could copy off someone else's paper!!!! His teacher said that if he has enough gumption to ask me to copy off someones paper he can definitely do it himself. Aaron and I totally agree. We are definitely dealing with him slacking at home to. We are really trying to work with him to have him do stuff his self. That Dad and I aren't going to do it for him. We even told his Grandma Teddy to make him do stuff himself. She is really bad about doing stuff for him. So it's a total retraining with him. So far he hasn't done to bad these last couple days. WE just have to stay on top of him and remind him. He has another half day tomorrow and then no school on Friday. If the weather is not bad he's going to go to work with Grampa Blair. Blair hauls scrap metal from junkyards to scrapyards with a semi. Logan loves riding in the semi and going to the scrapyards. So he's hoping for good weather cause he really wants to go.

Logan also had a school music concert Monday night. He did a really great job and played his recorder great. :) Aaron got a kick out of how young I am compared to all the other 4th grade mom's. I'm atleast 7-10 years younger than all the other moms. If Logan was to have been my child, I would have been 13 when I had him!!! Logan and Aaron joke about how all Logan's buddies are going to want to come over to Logan's house because his mom's hot. :P Those boys crack me up!!

We also learned some new information regarding Logan's mom Monday night and that threw us for a loop. It was the real reason why she is in jail. Come to find out Gramma Teddy had lied to us. So then we had to figure out how much do we tell Logan. I called and talked to Logan's counselor to figure out how much we should tell him, because the real reason behind Micah's jail time was way more serious that what we were told. Logan's counselor suggest we just tell him the truth and be honest with the kid and let him feel the situation out. Micah is also getting out on the 14th so then we had to figure out visitation details. Man, what a mess!!! If Teddy had been honest with us in the first place we wouldn't have had this mess. We asked Logan how he felt about everything and the thing he was upset about the most was Gramma Teddy lieing to him. I just feel bad for Logan having to deal with all this at such a young age. Such alot of emotional stuff for a ten year old to deal with. We keep telling Logan that we are always going to there for him. We are not going to go anywhere and that we love him. We try to keep reassuring him that we aren't ever going to leave him. Micah has been in and out of Logan's entire life and will probably continue on that path. Logan and I joke about a comment that was said on the tv show REBA. Jake tells Reba that he is never going to leave her. Not even when he's dead. He's going to be creamated and put in a jar next to her bed that way she can see him every morning when she wakes up. :) Logan and I joked that that's what we are going to do to Aaron and that he's going to be next to Logans bed. :) So far Logan is doing okay with what we told him. He said to me this morning before he left for school, " I'm never going to forget what you and dad told me last night. " I guess we just wait and see how things go when Micah gets out. We told him that he could see her and spend time with her but no sleepovers for now and he understood. He was okay with that.

Time to get some stuff done before I gotta make supper! Toodles!