Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Jairus requested “A Day With” For his birthday…
I would serve you breakfast in bed
consisting of crepes made by Marie
with fresh strawberries, nutella, and whipped crème,
Earth Wind and Fire
I AM album
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
5 am arise
Throw laundry in
Help prepare 2 reports,
One on cougars,
One on rocks and minerals
Grab bagels for breakfast
11 kids here for playdate/preschool
Supposed to teach the letter X
Sat them in front of the movie X-Men
Ate sprinkle donuts
Rushed to school for Show and Teach
Passed out candy rocks
Home to clean the destroyed house
Cuddled the babe
Nursed him the Nectar of Life
Skipping out on Card Group
School Carnival poster and games
Hanging over my head
Fridge is empty
Ollie sniffs Tades feet
You know you’re desperate
When snacking on chocolate chips
Quiet time with hubby
He works so hard
9 houses for sale
Market bites the big one
Must apply for 2 birth certificates
And 3 passports ASAP
Addy has diary breech meltdown
Landon jumps when he plays video games
Catching up on emails
Noticed there’s a tree blooming in the backyard
Going to bed early
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
This year our friends, The Belnaps, are the Ambassador Family for the Utah March of Dimes. Ashlie and Brandon had a very complicated triplet pregnancy that really tested their bodies and spirits.
This is the article from the Deseret News about their story-
By Lois M. CollinsDeseret News
Published: April 14, 2008
Ashlie and Brandon Belnap were almost halfway through their second pregnancy, expecting triplets this time, when doctors told them the girl baby had a fatal condition and was unlikely to survive to birth.
Four weeks later, tiny Zoie died in the womb and a few days after that, Ashlie went into labor, "with no turning back." The surviving triplets, Liam and Aiden, were born at only 24 weeks gestation, checking in at a very small 1 pound 4 ounces, and 1 pound 6 ounces, respectively. They were each a mere 12 inches long.
This year, the West Jordan family of five, including Liam and Aiden, now 4, and Kaleb, 6, is serving as the Utah March of Dimes Ambassador Family, helping to spread the word about birth defects and prematurity and ways to keep baby healthy. As they watch their boys play and see how far they've come, it seems nothing short of remarkable, Ashlie says.
"They're somewhat delayed, but they are pretty amazing. I've seen babies born at 25 or 26 weeks (gestation) who are worse off. Liam has a paralyzed vocal cord and sounds kind of funny. Aiden has mild cerebral palsy, but he had a really rough go at birth," including a couple of brain hemorrhages, a pneumothorax, seven chest tubes and a rare congenital eye disease that left him blind in his left eye. And they both had some of the common preemie conditions, she says, including a heart problem called patent ductus arteriosus that had to be repaired, apnea, feeding tubes, blood transfusions, ventilators and infections, among others. Aiden was in the newborn intensive care for 133 days, Liam stayed nearly a week longer.
Even when they were well enough to go home, the prognosis was less than rosy. "We were given a 90 percent disability rate for both. But they're doing fabulous."
They are both in preschool and love riding the bus twice a week — "the best thing ever." They have a few delays in learning and speech, but they look and act like typical 4-year-olds, she says — "loving and funny and fun. They do argue, though."
The entire family gives thanks in many ways, including making the annual walk for the March of Dimes, to raise money for research to prevent prematurity and birth defects and to develop treatments. The long year after they lost Zoie and faced myriad challenges with the boys, they participated in the walk for the first time. Now they're regulars.
"We walk for love, life and the desire that every baby will be born healthy," Ashlie says.
Of the two boy, Liam is the physical, outgoing child, who loves to jump and climb and chase his older brother. Aiden prefers to sit back and play with his cars and trains. He's a little more self-entertaining; Liam craves being with other kids.
The March for Babies will be held at Wheeler Farm in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts an hour later. Walks will also be held in Logan, Layton and Provo and you can get more information by calling 801-746-5540 or going online to www.marchofdimes.com/utah.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Jessie and daughter Lilly
Friday, April 18, 2008
Cleans sheets and blankets on my lumpy bumpy bed.
There's nothing like jumping in a cozy bed
after an exhausting day of housewifery.
A clean kitchen....very rare occurence.
Hotel Costes 8
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Landon stayed home to replay
we picked up chili from Wendy's,
breadsticks from Little Caesars,
and arrived home with pride in our hearts,
for we knew our monetary contributions would
indubedetly stop a recession from rolling on.
God Bless America,
and Little Caesars,
and Dollar Stores.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
DESIGN WITHIN REACH CATALOG
she pulls flowers out of her arm,
so if the sight of this makes you uneasy, don't watch.
It's not creepy, just a little different,
but trust me, it's worth it.
(discovered through Cassandra Barney on youtube)
Desert & Dame de Lotus
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
(Green, red, orange and yellow Peppers,
Good Seasons Zesty Italian packet made with Balsamic Vinegar)
Kisses on Leprechaun Chubby Cheeks
Art of Maggie Taylor
Flight of the Conchords (thank you Berta)
It was fun to hear what you’re all listening to.
Here is the PLAYLIST I compiled from your music.
This is quite a mix, a little something for everyone.
Zippadee Doo Dah, Mickey Mouse (Cheri)
No Ceiling, Eddie Veder (Nadia)
The Phantom of the Opera, Michael Crawford (Jennifer)
Pinch Me, Barenaked Ladies (Karly)
Umbrella, Rihanna (Rachel)
Kryptonite, 3 Doors Down (Charisa)
Moondance, Van Morrison (Lawdy)
Four Leaf Clover, Badly Drawn Boy (Danielle)
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk , Trace Adkins (Megan)
Drop It Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg (Audrey)
Makeda, Les Nubians (Jairus)
Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett (Cali)
We’re All In This Together, High School Musical (Kary)
Brand New Colony, Postal Service (me)
Now, to announce the winner….
Email me your address and I’ll send this off.
Watch later in the month for another give-away!!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I would have announced "the shop" opening weeks ago.
despite life being unpredictable,
and my health, fatigue, and 100 children being what they are,
I’m sure some of you have noticed me slowly adding things
Now I would like to officially announce my Etsy Shop.
And anything else I decide to stay up late making
while eating candy and drinking caffeine.
If there is something you want,
But don’t see,
Let me know and I’d be happy to do a special order for you.
NOW FOR MORE EXCITEMENT……
In celebration of this endeavor,
I am giving away a Spring Fling of Goodies like the one listed,
Only it will include a stained glass charm and a bib too.
Leave a comment stating the c.d. currently in you car,
and Friday morning,
This is going to be TOTALLY TUBULAR!!!
Don’t forget to comment!
Love you all!!!!