Monday, March 03, 2008

Checking in

I keep avoiding blogging because I haven't written for so long, and have lots that I want to cover. But since I've been feeling better I haven't had time to just sit down and post a bunch. So I figure I should check in and at least tell everyone we're alive :)

My mom ended up coming to stay with us last week to help us get back on our feet. I just felt so run down and crummy - and so did the rest of the family. Hunter wasn't sleeping (I mean like 2 hours a night!) He only wanted to be held and felt really sick. Gabe started feeling miserable too and would just SCREAM and SCREAM, "My nose and tears" at even the slightest feeling of his nose running. He had a really hard time figuring out how to blow his nose and that didn't help things too much.

It was nice to have my mom here to help with the boys, help with meals, watch the boys while Cory and went out a couple of times (the movie Vantage Point is really good!) and be around so I could rest some in the mornings. I also love having her around to chat with. My mom is really probably my best friend, and it makes me sad that we don't live closer. In a dream world we'd live on the same street as most of our family so we could enjoy each other's company whenever we wanted instead of quick trips occasionaly. It would be so great to have Grandma's around to help with the boys when we needed - and the boys would love it too. People who have family that live close to them have no idea what it's like to be so far from stinks.

Anyway, we're feeling mostly better. I wouldn't say we're 100% - and Hunter is still having sleeping issues - but we're back in the land of the living and hopefully will be back to 100% soon.

For now I'm just running around trying to get stuff done for our Young Women's New Beginnings Program on Wednesday. I will be SO glad when everything is finished for that. Thursday morning will be a great time at our house - I'm planning a bubble bath with an ice cold Diet DP and a deep breath.

And lastly - a quick Gabe funny. Yesterday we were getting ready for church and I said, "Gabe - guess where we're going today?" He answered, "Hmmm...I don't member (remember)". I told him we were going to church and going to nursery. He got all excited and then he said, "Yeah, and then I'm going to go on a mission, and then I'm going to marry a princess!" I'm glad he has it figured out - and that he knows a mission needs to happen BEFORE he gets married :)

A few nights before he was watching the movie "Anastasia" with my mom. He told her he was going to marry a princess - Princess "Orlene" (he was trying to say Earlene - my mom's name). So cute.


Chase and Kori said...

Isn't the healing power of mothers amazing? I've been sick for the past 2 weeks too (I even stayed home from work 2 days in a row last week!). One day Chase said 'let's go out to your parents house so your mom can work her magic and get you better.' I'm so glad your mom was able to come out to visit and help you guys! Hope everyone is back to 100% soon!
love ya!

Rhien Family said...

We're really glad you're not dead.

That would really be a bummer...

Plus who knows how our sick clan here in Texas would make it to your funeral.

Here's to hoping we ALL recover fairly soon.

Tiffany B said...

Good to hear from you and glad you are feeling a bit better.

Janiel said...

Just letting you know who I am, that I am one of those silent readers and have really enjoyed your blog since coming upon it on Sherelles site. I just got my own blog up and running awhile ago and would love it if you checked it out( AND I was wondering if it would be okay to add your site to my "blogs I enjoy?" Keep up the cute blog and hope you like what you see on mine. Janiel

Wendy Sue said...

What a sweet mom! Glad you're feeling better at your house - if only spring would come... :o)

Rhien Family said...

I love the princess story, Gabe is SOOOO cute. I'm with ya on wishing I was closer to family. I miss having you live in rexburg, and I miss when Paul and Nicole lived across the street. I missed being able to stop at family's and friends on the way down from ID to New Mexico or your house. Funny, I grew up with my closest family being a 24 hour drive away, and now I would want nothing more than to be close to family. (I guess maybe it's because the family I want to be close to is my siblings and parents and in-laws)

The Rhiens said...

What a joy it was for me to come and spend a few days with your family. How great it is being friends with your grown up children. I loved playing with play-doh, stickers, geo-trax, etc. with Gabe, and enjoyed some early morning quiet times with Hunter. Both those little guys have smiles that can sure melt a grandma's heart.

Thanks for letting me come!

Love, Mom

MaryRuth said...

Glad you're feeling some better!!

Way cute blog banner!! What kit is that??

Paul and Nicole Rhien said...

I promise. I check your blog and read almost every post. I'm just not the world's best commenter.

Glad you're feeling better and that mom was able to help out.

Happy March!


The Rhiens said...

Well, New Beginnings is behind you now...hopefully life can get back to normal a little more and you can spend a little time relaxing tomorrow. Here comes that bubble bath and Dr. Pepper. :)

How did it go?