Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mixed bag

We finally lost. Our team. It was hard blow but really we were robbed. Biased ref and crappy call. On to playoffs.

One of the dads said I was the loudest person on all the fields. What can I say? It's my talent and you don't get to pick which ones you get ;) 

Here is our 100287th attempt at a chore chart. We actually have a pretty good system now but the little girls are now in the regular rotation :) I'm sure my house will be nothing but spic and span when you come next. 

This is what paisleys hair looked like after we took family pictures 

This is Ivys grumpy face. I can't remember why she was doing it . Oh ya it was because she remembered I didn't go to the one field trip with her even though I'm at all 99 others. And then I thought it was a funny cute face so she recreated it for a picture 

This is what soccer 'practice' looked like last Thursday. I don't know I'm kinda hooked

Got to go to lunch with these cute girls. Sure do love them and grateful for their friendship. 

And this Jackie is a keeper for loving my kids so much and for always being my devoted friend even if we don't see each other often. That seems to be the trend with my dear friends lately but grateful for their understanding. 

Ya know just Ivy reading the Book of Mormon on the corner with fake glasses and a horse. 

Darby is excited to see her cousin Vienna for thanksgiving! 

Paisley is getting good at making books at school! Love her artwork and effort at sentences! 

Darby has been pretty worn out from school lately and been napping :) 

And this is about all the pictures I can get of my sweet Luke . Super happy about family pictures . Went on a campout this weekend. Finally wore pants...this is big news 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Things in my brain

All I keep thinking about are those Syrian refugees. And then I think about Anne Frank and then the Underground Railroad and then about the first presidency letter they read in church a few weeks ago. And they are all related to me. Because the most important thing should not be ourselves. And God is watchful of us and especially when we are helping his children. And why are my kids so lucky when other kids suffer so much? We cannot sit idly by . I am a republican and vote that way... But I hate the republican scare tactics. And don't even get me started on Donald trump. I will vote for Bernie sanders before I vote for him! I will never vote for someone I feel lacks morals and integrity and honesty. Life is black and white for me sometimes and helping people who are being killed for their religion is a no brainer for me. 

My children have been hearing about this nonstop from me. There are times we should recognize that the things we talk about in church can be recognized and applied in real life. We must walk the talk. What would Christ do if he were here? But I know one day we will face Him and what will we answer when He asks how we helped his children? 

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Saturday was a doozy. I was a bit of a mess and it caused for a few clashes (understatement of the year) at home. All is repaired now but sure wish I could go back in time and just give myself a nap instead. 

The big news is #1 Baylie is finally better. Wow that was a mess of a illness and took almost a full 48 on antibiotics for the fever to finally stop! What a long week! Lots of prayers. A blessing, her name in the temple! Baylie was a trooper through all of it and so grateful not contagious. 

Big news #2 is Darby's soccer team beat the #1 team and we are now undefeated!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
Like dream come true. The girls played so amazing. They beat us 11 to 5 earlier in the season in a friendly match and we won with 2 to 1 lead. The girls have improved so much and played their hearts out. One of my keepers even broke her arm diving for the ball in the best save ever!!! Even cuter is the girls decided to #playforparis after the awful tragedy and did that as their cheer instead. So so proud of them and wow coaching is sure fun. None of the family got to come to the game cause Baylie still had a fever but on the way home Darby and I were talking and she said wow I'm sure glad we prayed about you coaching and decided to do it. Because we both did pray about it together. 

Ok last brag but dude who reads this besides my dear friends and family who are rooting for us anyway. Soccer Allstars games are on Sunday!!! Were last year too so when Darby was asked last year we were flattered but declined. So this year same thing but I'm the one who recommends the players. Didn't even recommend her because we both talked about it and it was an easy decision. And the other girl on our team who is Mormon and awesome didn't either even though she is a top scorer. Anyway so after the game the referee asks to talk to me. And I'm ok ya what? (In my head) and he says why didn't you recommend Darby for Allstars? I am coaching one of the teams and I was going to pick her. And I told him why.  Anyway super cool he wanted her though she is a beast on defense! Most the game the other team were playing 5 forwards!!! And one day I hope allstar games are not on Sunday! Darby said he asked her during the game who her parents were and she said the coach :) Baylie got asked about Allstars too because she is equally beastly on the soccer field and we told them thanks but no thanks too. 

Ok that is all. 

Oh yes and Jason scared the crap out of Luke tonite . Like I thought someone had broken their leg he yelled so loud. At 10 pm tonite. And we laughed about it for a good 20 minutes after. Jason hid in the dark outside the bathroom and then growled.  Luke thought he was a warthog coming to eat him. The scaring game has been going on between me and the kids for years now but Jason has finally entered...too bad he is impossible to scare back!! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Not always sunshine and roses

Lest you be tricked into thinking life is always cruises and spontaneous tackle football love... 

The good news today I found out that baylies continuous fevers is not contagious. She had to get an X-ray, bloodwork and urine sample to find out it was a bladder infection! But found out when I was at home and the medicine was on the other side of town (where I was with the bloodwork X-ray and urine samples) so had to have someone cover soccer practice just to pick it up and then I was still late to pick up Darby. Probably because I picked up another girl from the team who didn't have a ride but hey...

It was probably not my best decision to punish Luke for moaning about scouts for the bazillioneth time by making him come with me on boring excursion in the car because I didn't trust that he would just study home and play video games but I'm sure he would have at least gotten his piano and homework done as well as madden football instead of both losing our tempers being stuck in traffic. 

The laundry is piling up and the waking up in the nite is hitting me but those always the nites Jason works extra late and won't be home til midnite. It's Murphy's law. 

Good news is finding out what the real problem with Baylie will help finally treat  her high fevers and she has been fun to have home this week. 

Good news also is while we might be quick to fight we are quick to makeup and forgive and ended the nite with reading the kids a chapter book.

Finally smarted up and having Baylie sleep in our room so I can monitor her better and not wake Darby and all the kids are super jealous of her. 

Watched the funniest video on fb today that I posted . Funny to see yourself portrayed so accurately and by a man :) imitated mothers freaking out before a Christmas party at their house. Thank you internet strangers for putting a smile on this tired moms face. Funny how quickly we can go from super relaxed on an island to tired again. But equally as funny as I how I can go from eating super healthy and exercising to eating all the chocolate in the house. Seriously hide all the chocolate from me cause it has replaced a few meals this week easily. And such is my coping mechanism :) especially when I haven't been able to bathe. 

Hooray hooray tomorrow is Friday. California is cold and we have antibiotics!! 

In important news Baylie was a total champ at the doctor and Ivy who had to be very patient too. I literally said to her before her blood work and X-ray. Are you gonna be tough like your mom who does this all the time or faint like Luke during the X-ray and almost smash the grandma who was working today. Little does she know how many times I was the fainting one before I had to learn to get tough ;)