Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Past

I'll have to admit, I feel as though I have given Birth and the post partum is setting. I feel sad that Christmas is over. I love the feeling in the air,the music, the goodies,and everything about the holidays. I love the kids being excited and me being excited for them and then just like THAT! it's over.I have to take down the tree and the music is off the radio every day, I feel a little depressed. Being away from my family this Christmas was a little foreign,No noise ,well more than we usually have,is what I missed,but it was still lovely. I tried to recreate the Christmas eve dinner that I was used to, shrimp cocktail,cheesy potatoes, salad with homemade ranch, and a lovely cut of meat, followed by a delicious peach cobbler. It was divine and we ate and ate and I am still eating. I gotta get back on track.
Christmas morning was fun and the kids loved ripping open there parcels to find some goodies
Presley couldn't quite rip the paper , so she would grunt and hand it to me to get it started. She was a joy and rocco didn't care what was inside ,he just wanted another one to open.
I sent Mike on a wild goose chase to find his collection of cds he was so badly wanting,he didn't think it was as funny as I did.
We ended our night with a trip to the cinema to see Deperaux,of which I can't say if it was good or not beacuse, Pres wasn't very interested, so we were in the halls playing and people watching.
All though I am a little blue,Christmas was lovely and I am so grateful for all those who love us and our kids and spoil us so much. Thankyou everyone for making our holidays so special.Muuuuah!!!!

Christmas morning!We got to sleep until 8:30,Iknow this won't last but, It felt great
This is my centerpiece I made, I got some flowers at Costco and I tried to create, and this is the creation!

This toy car from grandma Collins is a hit,they love pushing eachother!

Pres loves slippers,so Santa brought her some Elmo ones

Mimi got this art set for Rocs and he was trying to show it off

Mike and Rocco are off to the cabin for a few days and Presley and I are having girl time till Wednesday, anyone who wants to play,I'm up for it. I am hoping to get some projects done and have Christmas put away,we will see how proactive I am.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time Out!

This is not part of my post,but I had to include,because how could you resist this face,she has quite a personality

The other night Mike and Rocco were having a pillow fight.They were having a great time and laughing until.... Mike hit our picture on the table and knocked it off. Rocco gasped and said"Daddy that fragile(yes he said fragile,I say that often so he picked it up) you naughty."So we proceeded to put Daddy in time out. Much to his dismay,I caught it all on film

I was cracking up,everything I told Rocco to say, he did. "Look at my eyes,what do you need to say? and so on". We told him he needed to stay there for a minute of every year of life. Um... he'll be there a while.

He had to put his face in the corner and then had to kiss Rocco and say sorry for his behavior.
Mike ended up being good and getting out early,because he would have been there for 31 minutes,because he just had a birthday. He is ofically in his early thirties. He his such a good man and Father. I hope he knows how much we love him and hope he felt special on his day. Love ya Honey!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Life sure gets crazy around the holidays,but this is what we have been up to.

Our tree has been decorated since Thanksgiving and the kids love it. Their little eyes light up at all the bulbs and sparkle,and it makes the holidays that much more fun.
In our first year of marriage,we bought as a cheapy tree at Walmart,$25, it is a 6 footer,so on the small side. I thought maybe later we would get a bigger tree, well later has come and gone and I still have a 6 footer. I have made do though and have made a box with a shelf in the middle of the box, for the tree to stand on. It raises the tree at least a foot and I got to decorate the box, like a present. I love it! I had it made 2 years ago, and this is my first year actually using,because of moving and whatever else.

Last night was the ward party, Rocco threw up there, so we quickly left. He looked so miserable,I feel so bad. On the way home he told me" I throw up on my sweater, in my mouth, and on my sweater, mama."

This is Prelsey the day of her surgry. She did really well. The Dr. put 2 tubes in each ear and then removed her adnoids. Ever since the surgery she has done great. This morning she woke up with green bugers, so I will cross my fingers that all goes well.

I put her little hair in piggytails. I thought it looked so cute with some little blue bows, however we went out to eat and the server asked, what do the boys want for dinner, for real people!,does she look like a boy with hoops in her ears, and when they took her back for surgery, they said oh he'll be just fine. She had pink on a and a kitty on her jammies. Here bows are what give her , her gender I guess. Both times she was mistaken for a boy she didn't have a bow. I can't wait for her hair to grow in.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

another sunday fun day

Sunday's are such lovely days. The tv is off and we spend time as a family. This was our day in pictures.

we had a fire

we jumped on the bed

bath time,it was so fun we have it up here twice

yummy dessert

more wrestling


making messes

family meal time

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I love to watch HGTV,most of the time I find shows that I love,for example ;House Hunters,Divine Design,Designed To Sell,My House Is Worth What?, Decorating cents ,just to name a few. But, I do have a bone to pick with the producers.Some of the shows are so dumb,I can do some better designs then these people. I think we should all ban together and get these shows off the air.

Hidden potential
The idea of the show is fun,but what is the point of not showing us the finished product.I would like the show if I could see there vision come to be

Color Correction
This woman can't design.Everything is so matchy matchy,and she just bugs me.I know you all feel that to.
Color Splash
Don't like his designs and he is just a bit much for me. To much bold graphic art.
What are your favorite HGTV shows?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Being a mother is by far the most rewarding and difficult thing I have ever had to do. My children are my greatest joys in life and yet so exhausting. How can this all be?
Lately I wonder where my little girl has gone,while we were on vacation she was a nightmare crying all the time , wouldn't let me sit down, tried to get away from me and then you put her down and that didn't make her happy and she would scream some more. I couldn't win. I felt defeated ,emotional ,frustrated, exhausted, sad. I didn't know what to do. She got another ear infection,which marks 2 post tubes. What is going on! Why all the problems?
We get home from vacation and she is a different baby, fun ,happy, so dang cute.Well,four days later here come the runny nose, and with that always comes cranky. So here we go again. I am at a loss. I am praying fervently each night,for an answer of what I need to do. I plead for patience, for help,anything! I finally get the impression to take her to the doctor. Not, really knowing exactly why I am taking her. On the phone with the office I am almost in tears,because I feel at such a loss and so bad for all the discomfort Presley is in. They get me scheduled for Fiday, so here we go, another appointment.
I tell the doctor with my shaky voice all the troubles we have been experiencing. He looks at me with concerned eyes and proceeds with the exam. Right ear... looks good. Left ear...... oh wow..... ooohhhh.... oh this ear is all backed up! Lets do some more tests. We head to the back to get her hearing checked. Left ear hearing is down. Not good. So,I say what do we do ,why is this happening after just having the tubes for 2 months. He explains to me that her pipes are just small. There is no way for the fluid to drain and the opening is still to small. So,he wants to go in and put 2 tubes in the left ear and remove her adnoids.What are adnoids? I guess they are part of your lymph system that helps all things drain. After a year of life you don't really need them anymore, because we have so many other lymphs that can take over and do the draining.
So, this is the recommendation,we need to make more room to allow for the fluid to be able to drain. I sigh silently,like maybe this is the answer,maybe We can have our baby back,maybe my sweet baby can feel better and not be so irratable.
I don't know what the outcome will be. But. I feel better knowing that something is wrong and I am not a crazy mother that dosen't know how to deal with her moody baby. I know she has a stubborn personality and part of this is coming out as she get older,but this is different. She has her good moments and the screaming is not all the time,but when you hear it you would know. I want her to feel better and to be able to happy and enjoy her life.
In the grand scheme of things this is not that big of a deal. and I know this. I thank the Lord for healthy chidren,because they are.This is fixable and we will be able to move forward. I would take her pain if I could. I would do anything for her,so hopefully this can all be part of steps toward a happier , healthier Presley.

On the other hand,I was able to get a ponytail on Presley. Her hair is getting thick in the back,but still not a whole lot on top.

I love you Presley and I am so thankful that you are ours. I want you to feel better,soon angel soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Black Sausage.....

Now, I don't really remember to much these days,so Mom forgive me if this is wrong,but... I didn't grow up where we had a big breakfeast all the time, I remember Saturdays and Sundays Mom made a nice breakfeast.But. school days we had cereal or eggo waffles or whatever was fast and easy. However Mike loves to have breakfeast,he loves bisquits and gravy, eggs and some kind of meat. So, not being used to making these kinds of things, I have learned to adapt and on Sundays and Mondays(Mike's days off) I try to make a nice breakfeast.
I am not very good at cooking sausge links. They are angry suckers, they splash grease on you and make a greasy mess everywhere.I tend to over cook them, in fear of them being raw. Which I have done that before too.
Anyway, I had to go out with the sister missionaries this morning, so Mike started cooking breakfeast,sausage links,which Rocco loves and eats gobs of. As mike started cooking them, he put them in a pot to boil, which I guess is the trick to fully cooked and then browing them in a pan, when they are boiling they turn kind of white, back to the story... Rocco sees these and yells out "daddy, I want black sausage" I started cracking up. He wanted black sausage because that is how they always look when I cook them. I looked over at Mike and we both laughed. Sorry Rocs they aren't supposed to be black.

Just a side note, Mike then says, are you gonna blog about this? Yes I do feel like this was a blog worthy moment.

Friday, November 14, 2008

another trip down

this is roccos picture taking skills,I found this on the camera and thought it was funny

On our way home we stopped at the Vans outlet and all got a pair of shoes.Mike and Rocs have the same an I couldn't resist a photo op. I want Rocco to wear an outfit just like Mike.I think father and son matching is irresistable

Our humble abode while camping. This is my kind of camping!I got to sleep on a real bed and have a bathroom and running water.

my boys!

one of Presley's possesd moments

Rocco and Kylee.Mikes brother's daughter.

One of her happy moments

While we were gone on our date,I came back and looked at our camera and saw all these sweet babies.

These kids are such great friends,I love these little girls as if they were my own. Lindsay does such a wonderful job with them and they are so special. .Love all guys for all your help and letting me and Mike feel young again.

well we made it back and had a great time.we had a whirl wind vacation.To Havasu,to Mesa,and back to Havasu, for some camping and quad riding. Presley was possesed the whole trip,crying,wouldn't let me sit down,but we survived and now she is fine that we are home.Rocs did good and had so much fun playing with his cousins. Mike and I got to be alone a couple of times this visit. We got to go to the temple together,we did sealings and happen to be in the same room we were sealed in,oooh isn't the neat. We went on a date and ate yummy food and then met up with everyone at a piano bar and listened to fun music. Unfortunately no pics of our date nights ,but here is what I got.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

happy halloween

Old mc collins had a farm ei ei oh, and on his farm he had a chicken, eiei oh with a cluck cluck here and cluck cluck there here a cluck there a cluck everywhere a cluck cluck.
ol Mc collins had a pig with an oink oink here and an oink oink there........
Here are my little farm animals.We had a fun Halloween the kids were happy and Presley kept her nose on the whole night,I think she liked the attention.

Monday, October 27, 2008

tagged again

kristy tagged me.the name of the game is to look in the 4 th folder of pics and the 4th picture and then explain it.

This was Halloween '06,we dressed up as Elvis and Prisiclla and went to a party,where you go to different people's houses for the different parts of the meal. Mike made is own outfit ,glued the sequens on and ironed on "the king" on his back. I wore heals that were so tall, that it hurt my feet so bad I didn't end up wearing them,the whole night.I had to make these little witch hats made from tortilla chips,so that they could float on the soup.It was so cute and we really had fun. I wish we had more fun parties to go to.We got invited to go to one this year,but for one reason or another we didn't go,but we always have the ward trunk or treat,yipee!

I tag niki,alli lindsay, mom have for that matter anyone who reads this post!

i've been tagged

2-7 random facts about me

1. I hate scary movies! I have only recently come to this apifany. I used to like them till the last scary movie I saw was "The Ring" The day I saw this in the theater there was a girl dressed up and at the end of the movie she stood around all scary like and hauntingly.I hated that feeling I had and vowed never to see a scary movie again.It is not fun to lay in bed all night and be all worried about the noises you hear,so to avoid this,no scary movies for me

2. I have a real pet peeve for girls who work out with their hair down. Can you really get your excerise on if you are constantly moving your hair around or it is bouncing in your face as you run. The thought of it sticking to your face as you sweat sounds unpleasant.

3. I am a terrible worrier! I'm sure you all know this by now,but it is grown since my children.I worry about everything,from peoples feelings to knowing if I am doing everything well in my life.You can't say something to me and say oh nevermind because I worry about what it could be and I create terrible scenarios.

4.I have a dish phobia.Dishes can't be hangin in the sink for to long because it makes me feel like things are so messy.Mike is often looking for his cups,and I snatch them up to fast and put them in the dishwasher. What can I say,I love a clean house

5.I love love love talking on the phone,I get so much done while I'm on the phone. It is my outlet,to the outside world.I love seeing a glimpse in to others peoples lives and I live through them.

6. somtimes I fell like I hold myself back,like I feel when I'm in a workout class and I'm feelin the energy I want say whoa yeah and do a little dance,but I get nervous what people will think,but if I had a buddy with me I wouldn't feel like that.Strength in numbers is my motto.

I tag Kristy,Kristen,tara

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trent Tomlinson

last night we went and saw a FREE concert,by Trent Tomlinson.It was fun to be outdoors and let the kids run aroud and not worrying who is crying.
My heart ached a little for Trent,he used to be kind a popular and now he is playing free shows in Bakersfield California,this is a sad day in his career!
The show was fun and he sounded pretty good,it probably sounded even better cuz it was free.

Thanks Trent,even though you said at the end of the show"thanks for spending your hard earned money to come and see me."Maybe he didn't get the memo.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

shakeing worked

we are back in working order,everything is a ok

testing 123

Blogger is acting up ,just checking to see if by adding a new post if he shakes it back in order

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm trying tp get ready for the season,it puts a smile on my face and I admit I have done a couple of drive bys on my own house to make sure it is cute,

Thanks Jami for posting this ispiration on your blog,I had to copy
and niki I might copy you and add a big "c" on this,that will probably finish it off
he needs help, what should I do?