Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm Back!

Today was so fun! Back when we lived in Oregon I developed a love for running 5 and 10k's. One of the things that made it so much fun was our friends JoeLisa. I think that actually may be a big reason that in the year and a half we've lived here I haven't done one because I've been missing my running partner.

Well the show must go on and today I had something.....(not quite sure what) to prove. Maybe the fact that I am 34, have lymphedema in one leg and am a few days shy of being 7 months pregnant I don't know, but whatever it was I'm glad I did it. I ran the Easter in Lehi 5k, my first in Utah, and it felt soooo good, (- the slight amt of pee that trickled out as I ran,geez.....)!!

Ry kept putting on the pressure last night saying what if you won honey and I said I'm not doing this to win, I'm just going for a personal victory in that I've never done a race this prego before and that was my mindset going into it. Well you can guess how shocked I was when I rounded the corner close to the finish and could see the clock; 28:45 it said and I could'nt believe it. I kicked it into gear once I saw that and ran my big belly right thru that finish at full speed with my little girls that met me at the finish to run thru with me at 29:05! What in the world???? I'm not sure how I managed to do that this far along I've only trained a handful of times in the last couple weeks but whatever it was it really did feel so good to be doing one of the things I love again!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Path of Destruction!

Well I have never (that I remember anyway) had a destructive child before this sweet little Thing #3 Miss Melayna Lynn came along......... For quite a while she has had the nickname Dr. Destructo for good reason. Let me show you the path of destruction. Look at that sweet, naughty little face, (hmmm...maybe its her diet!) #1) Whenever Mom wasn't looking she would stand on the dishwasher door unhinging the whole dishwasher from the countertop. (*Take note that now the bottom rack nearly slides out onto the floor, which I usually have to catch with my leg before it crashes). #2) This, like the dishwasher, has already been repaired once before. The first time it was a mere crack, this time she went for it all the way and my cute TV stand is now not so cute anymore.

#3) See anything missing above the slider?

Really I don't know that it's all her fault the child is 19 months with her father's brute strength I swear. These curtains she merely gave a good tug and down they came, right out of the wall.

#4) this is a favorite past time of hers also when Mom's not looking or upstairs and I know I should move them somewhere higher up but its sort of entertaining. Usually it's just the foil that is her fave but this time she was goin for broke and brought out the wax paper too!! Weeeee :)

#5) This was some of her best work yet. It was one of those days I felt like Wow my house is actually pretty clean for a change and I'm upstairs busy with something come down and at the bottom of the stairs see this little face covered in flour. I had to laugh knowing there was going to be a sweet mess waiting around the corner and sure enough, she didn't disappoint.
Thank you Melayna for keeping us entertained and laughing. Tough to be mad at that sweet little face.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Little Sister #4

I feel weird I haven't posted about this yet but we are HAVING ANOTHER BABY!!!!!!!!!! I'm really happy that I feel so happy and excited just now writing this, when I've had days like the ones I've been having lately. I have felt a little scared and questioning my ability of being a mother to 4 kids all under the age of 6, as Ry is gone a lot of the time with work. I am truly excited and grateful for this last baby to join our family.

We are due July 13th so I am almost 26 weeks right now and we have very solid evidence it is another little girl! And yes, just to be totally honest we were both hoping for a boy this last time around but we know that Heavenly Father is sending us all these precious little girls for a reason and we couldn't be any more in love with each and every one of them. We are all so excited to meet baby Samanfa as Bella lovinly calls her when she talks to her thru my belly and kisses her, can't wait!