Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Right before his parents arrived we put hand prints of the kids onto aprons for a late Mom's day and early Dad's day gift for the two of them. It was fun and they thought they were really cute. we hope they enjoy them.
On Monday we went and had all of the kids put their Easter dresses and out fits on and got their pics taken at Penney's. That was interesting, 8 kids ages 9 mo-11 years to look and smile at the camera at the same time. It was worth a shot, we'll have to do it again soon sometime.
Monday, May 19, 2008
This is her the other day, we had steak and I was giving her small shredsof meat and she loved it. I eventually gave in and just gave her the strip I was already feeding her. She went to town on it. She loves steak, must be a Schmidt.
She also, if you haven't noticed already, has the biggest cheeks ever. You can really see them in this pic. Just look at the outline of her face, I just want to pinch them. She's just soo cute, we are soo glad she joined our family.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Julie's Pizza dough
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 C warm water
1 tsp salt
2 TB olive oil
3 1/3 c flour (you'll need to add more till it's a stiff dough)
1. Dissolve yeast and brown sugar in water and let stand 10 min
2. Stir in the rest and knead
3. Put in greased bowl. let rise 1 hr. (or until doubled) punch down and let rest before shaping
4. Preheat oven to 425. Shape and put in pan. (I used two pizza stones) Let dough rise in pan for 15-20 min if not using a pizza pan/stone (I actually used a pizza stone and still let it rise for a bit). Add toppings and bake for 15-20 min.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Morgan came home from school today and gave me the usual papers to go through, and one caught my eye. At the top it said, "My Mom." On it had fill-in-the-blank kind of questions that she had to answer about her mom. Here is what she said
*My mom is 12 years old. (People have told me that I look younger than my real age, but this is a little too young).
*My mom is (she changed it to was) the prettiest when she was outside getting married (there is a picture of us at the temple after we were sealed on our wall going down our stairs).
*My mom likes to make cookies (which is funny cuz I don't make them that often but apparently I don't make anything else).
*My mom always says,"thank you" because I give stuff to her like my toys
*My mom is funny when she makes funny faces (don't really know what to say about that.
I had a kick reading this, I kinda want to try this with my other kids just to see what they say. I love them they are just soo stinkin cute.
This is what their hair looked like Sunday for church. To me it looks more like an 80's do, just very poofy. I let them keep it in one more day so they could have it curly for school and then I couldn't take it anymore and they got shower's tonight. Am I the meanest or what?
So in the morning about 7 ish the girls came running in my room where I was attempting to sleep and couldn't wait to give me their gifts. They had gone to a primary activity on Saturday and the primary presidency had taken their pictures and put them on tiles with modge podge. They are sooo cute. My neighbor Mindy who is in the presidency has a few extra tiles and she is the one who took the pics and said that she could take Micah and Malia's pictures in the same place. I am going to attempt to make some kind of wall hanging, I'll post pics when I get it done. (thanks Mindy) They also decorated cookies and gift bags for me. Oh soo cute. Then in primary, Morgan's teacher (the coolest person ever Trisha) that them make hand bouquets and put them in little vases filled with jelly beans and the hand prints poem, oh soo cute. Randy got me a food processor, I've been wanting one for a long time so now I want to get the book about how to hide veggies in your meals. (my kids eat their veggies really good, but I figure it can't hurt to add a few more). Theses pics are a card McKenzie made for me at school. I thought it was really cute especially what she wrote inside.
Just in case you can't read it, it says, "Dear Mom, mom I really really really really really love you. If you go on a cruise I am going to be sad. but I will see you, Happy Mother's day." I laughed sooooooo hard. Randy wants to go away somewhere when he graduates and we are planning on going by ourselves and having his parents come and watch the kids. It won't be for a long time but as you can see she is already getting worried about it. How cute is she.
Randy and the girls then made me breakfast in bed (an omelet yummy) and then made steak and artichokes for dinner. My favorite. He's getting really good at grilling, makes me happy. We then had the ice cream cake I made (it's really evil). I unfortunately didn't get a nap only because we have 1 pm church which I hate. Also it's during Malia's nap time and since she was already exhausted from dealing with her ear infection, let's just say, Church + Malia's ear infection = no on gets to listen. All in all though it was a great day and am grateful that I am a mom and get to raise my kids and hope I don't screw it up too badly. So to all you mother's out there. Hope your day was wonderful and I hope you understand how important mother's are. (yes mom that means you to, I love you)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here is the cake my lil bro (Will) made for my lil sis who's serving a mission. I made the flowers/leaves and he wrote the lettering, we shoulda made the hole a little bigger for the frosting to come out. We held the family calendar up and pretended that she was right there with us. Even one of pictures of her looks like she getting ready to blow out canldes, how perfect.
Here are the kids doing the best thing after blowing out the candles, licking the candles, what else. Wish you coulda been her Meg, cuz "aunt Bacon is the coolest." Love ya
Monday, May 5, 2008
Just when you think things are going good, something happens to screw it up for ya. So Malia is on antibiotics, right? Saturday we were going through the motions, I was trying to prepare a Relief Society lesson for Sunday, Randy was at a class and the kids were trying to occupy themselves so I wouldn't hurt them, (I told them to play upstairs nice or they would be grounded to their beds for the rest of the day, it was a good day can ya tell?) Randy gets home from class and I was still in my PJ's as well as Malia and I asked him get her changed and dressed while I finally de-stinkied (that's a word right?) myself. While he was changing her, noticed her whole body covered in little red bumps, I immediately thought she's allergic to amoxicillin. She's had an ear infection in January and this didn't happen. So I called her ped's office and talked to a nurse. She assessed the situation and we both thought that I would try Benedryl and if it worked then we knew she was allergic to the medicine. So we gave it to her and nothing really happened, and during the night, she woke up in an uncontrollable fit. She kept arching her back and just being really rigid and nothing Randy or I did made it better. It was a great night. The next morning (Sunday), we noticed the bumps were gone but her skin was still splotchy. So I called the doctors office and after much waiting finally got to talk to a nurse and she said it sounded like an allergy and that she would call the doctor and get a new prescription faxed into the pharmacy, luckily the one we use all the time is opened on Sundays, in Utah no less. After church and my wonderful lesson (or something like that) Randy went and picked it up. It's a 5 day antibiotic (hallelujah, I don't understand why we even use 10 day ones anymore) and she seems to be doing better, still early though. So apparently she will not use amoxicillin ever again, which is fine with me. Ten days usually ends up to be like 12 because of missed doses.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Malia had a flaming high fever this week and last night I was starting to get worried, cuz she was acting pretty lethargic and the ear thermometer we have was registering at 104- 105. So I called our after hours clinic and they told me to come in right away. By the time we got there, the Motrin finally kicked in and her temp went down to 102 and the Dr. checked her ear and said "We've found the culprit." Poor thing, her right ear looked horrible and her left ear was at the beginning of one. The weird thing is she didn't have a cold before or any other symptoms (other than the fever) before. So I wasn't even thinking ear infection. It took about 15 hours for the antibiotics to get into her system enough for us to see a change. She's happy now, hallelujah and not as clingy or crabby. I love amoxicillin. (I know Rachel you don't for other reasons). I really hope this is the last episode until at least next winter. (Crossing my fingers) This pic is classic Malia, she likes to bite her lip which makes the cutes face ever.
1. What date is your anniversary? November 27, 1998
2.Where did you get married? Portland, OR Temple.
3. Who proposed and how? Randy, of course, on the 4Th of July after the local Prineville fireworks (or should I say the annual lighting of the hillside so the show gets cut short and firetrucks have to come and put it out). Anyway, we went back to my house and set off the cheesy firecrackers (his parents even came out for them). We were on my parents deck watching my little brothers having a ball when he got down on one knee and popped the question. He had given me a really nice CTR ring and then we went out to go ring shopping, he knew I wanted to shop for my ring, it was fun. The first ring we saw together that I tried on was "the one." We went to a ton of other stores but couldn't get the 1st one out of our minds.
4. How long were you engaged? 4 months.
5. What was the favorite part of your wedding day? It was such a jam packed day, but I do remember looking at Randy in the mirrors and thinking wow. Eternity is going to be awesome.
6. What would you change if you could? Like Amanda, wish I would've spent money on a photographer, (Sam you did awesome) but I've been lazy about blowing any of them up, wish it was just done for me.
7. Wedding colors? Navy and white (it was more of a themed wedding, nautical)
8. Do you remember anything special from your ceremony? Any good advice? A comical moment? I had the worst headache ever so I don't remember a lot of what was said but I do remember Randy accidentally stepping on my bustled train popping off the button, he totally felt bad. The best advice I have for LDS weddings, ladies DO NOT get your endowments out the same day you get sealed, hence the headache.
9. Were you clean or messy when you cut your wedding cake? Heck ya we were messy, it was a blast, especially since cake seriously got up my nose.
10. Where did you go on your honeymoon? Newport OR
11. How long have you been married now? Almost 10 years, I can't believe it.
I'm not going to tag anyone but this is a great way to journal you wedding experience. I didn't even do this almost 10 years ago. So if you need to record this event so if you haven't, you're tagged.