Friday, March 9, 2012

Baby number 4.

I am so excited to be having another baby! I KNOW many people think we are CRAZY for having another child with Mark in school and life just being so CRAZY right now. It seems like when I do tell someone oh we are having another baby I get the look like are you crazy?? or people have said you are having another kid while you continue to go through so much with Weston?? and my answer is YES and I am SOOO EXCITED. For anyone that knows me knows I LOVE babies I mean I really LOVE babies. Growing up if there was a baby around I just wanted to sit and hold the baby. I have always wanted 4 kids close in age! We found out last week we are having another BOY! I was secretly wanting it to be a BOY. Growing up I was the baby and the only girl, I loved everything about it and I really wanted my Ms. Graycee to go thru her life the way that I did being the only girl! We took Graycee and my mom with us to the doc. apt last week to find out what we were having, having my mom there in case Graycee had Major meltdown if the doc. told us it was a boy because all along Graycee has been praying for a little sister and she would come up to my stomach and say good morning sister! I would tell her Honey that is so sweet but it may be a BOY! she would look at me like I was just crazy. So when the doc did in fact tell us it was a BOY, Graycee looked at my mom and started to do the SIGN for GIRL. Lets just say Graycee wasn't very happy. After we left the doc apt. we went to lunch and I told her all the GREAT things about being the only girl. So we are happy to announce we are having another BOY he is due in AUG.
If you know me you know I LOVE family names and I love having there name picked out before they are born, So with that said I HAVE picked out a family Name and a GREAT family name in fact! Let's just say this baby boy will have BIG shoes to fill:} I feel like the baby boys name needs its very own post!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Family Home Evening Skousen style...

Last night we held our weekly Family Home Evening, its a time where we set aside time to do SOMETHING as a family. In church our Bishop has asked us to try really hard to do this with each of our families. In my FAKE world I would love for it to run smoothly something like this, start with prayer, sing a song give a LESSON to the kids on something ANYTHING! go around ask them what there favorite thing was they did that day. End the night with a nice treat, read books, we say are night time prayers kids give us loves and they BOTH go off to ZZZ land.

well are night went something like this my parents came and had dinner with us, this is one reason I LOVE them living so close, I cleaned up dinner my mom gave them baths and then the fun starts. Ryker being a TRUE Boy is running around the house wont get his PJ's on finally I got some underwear on him. My parents leave I tell the kids to come sit down I have a story to tell them. Finally asking about 100 times they come sit down, Graycee and Ryker start fighting so I changed up the plans I said tonight for FHE we are going to do a talent show. Graycee starts it off with a nice dance session to Michael Jackson. Ryker gets up remember he is only in his underwear and does some of his dance moves. Weston starts to dance with him and Graycee goes into major melt down so we ended the night by breaking up there fight and them saying we were sorry for hitting and having them go straight to bed. Mark had to go in about 50 times and tell them stop doing this stop doing that and just GO TO BED!!! Mark and I end the night by having a nice bowl of ice cream and helping him study for his test coming up I know our life is CRAZY but its my life and I LOVE it! I love being home with my kids well most of the days...
I am EXCITED for what this year brings us.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

my baby is two.


It is hard to believe that Weston is two. Where has the time gone? with many ups and downs I am grateful to be his mom and that I get to spend so much time with him. I am grateful that Mark works so hard so I can stay home with my babies and I get to be the one that is there with Weston during therapy, I wouldn't want it any other way.
Weston is now walking
saying a couple words
his eyes look really good so no more surgeries for awhile
his breathing problems have been "GOOD" for him we are only doing 2 treatments a night instead of 4 to 6
his eating well he is eating by mouth but just not ALOT. But hey I will take what I can get.
Wes still has his feeding tube in which he gets fed by night thru the tube.

Weston LOVES to play wiffle ball so we had a baseball theme birthday party and that kids was in heaven! Everything turned out just as I was hoping! Happy Birthday Cowboy I love you so much!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

my love....

this is the man that my makes my head spin. the one that I adore more then anything in this word (besides my children of course). the man that will do anything to see me smile. this is the man that still gives me butterflies. the man who is the father of my children. the one I have eternity to love. this is the man who gives me his right shoulder to lay on every night. the man who makes me me and makes me an US. this is the man that has my whole heart. this is the man I love.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

get to know me from a-z

Me: a to z

Age: 30
Bedsize:Cali king
Chores that you hate: bathrooms,laundry
Dogs: yes
Essential start to your day: kissing Mark
Favorite color: Red
Gold or Silver: silver
Height: 5’7
Instruments you play: none
Job title: mother, wife, cleaner, cooker, boo boo fixer, washer, organizer, crafter, designer, lover, laundress, party planner, shopper, diaper changer, bottle maker, friend, sister, daughter, server.
Kids: three
Live: Queen Creek, az
Mother’s Name:Sandi
Nicknames: auntie A
Overnight hospital stays: three {labor and delivery} 2 surgery
Pet peeves: stupid people, people smacking there food
Quote from a movie or tv show: modern family,
Right or Lefty: right
Siblings: 3 brothers,0 sisters, 4 brother in laws, 7 sister in laws
Time you wake up: whenever the kids wake me up
Underwear: white
Vegetable you hate: beets
What makes you run late: children
X-Rays You’ve Had: abdomen, chest,hand you get the point {but never a broken bone!}
Yummy food you make: chicken enchilada
Zoo Animal: Monkey

Monday, May 23, 2011

hanging up the fire hat.......

Dear Dad,
Gosh where do I even start? I can not believe that it is time for you to hang up the old fire hat. After 30 years of being on the Mesa Fire Department.

Dad you are a true example to me and my children, I am grateful they got the chance to live "LIFE" as a firefighter family does. Games in the bay,endless rides on the fire truck, spraying the water hose,turning the lights and sirens on. Graycee bringing her FRIENDS to the fire station for a TOUR of HER Papa's fire station.

DAD here are somethings that you have taught me:
be a hard worker, if you are going to do something do it the best you can and make sure you do it 110%.
Serve others.
be KIND to others
be yourself
Be Honest

Memories I have of you being a firefighter:
Station 4
Station 9
Station 15
Dutra Family
Charity Events
Haz Mat
basketball,volleyball,hind and seek in the bay
Station 1 fire pole
Christmas Eve
waiting for you to return from a call
Mesa day Parade
"Corn Field Story"
Haunted House
Brown Family
spraying the hose
rides on the fire truck
book report on being YOU
The Hart Family
wheelchair games
special Olympics
The Pursley Family
Fire fighter of the year
Charles Lester Award
your crew
The Jane family
firefighter luncheon
union hall
Washington D.C
everyone at station 15
B shift
The Miller Family
nap time 1 to 3
training center
stories of calls you went on

THANK YOU dad for sharing these 30 years with me, I will be forever be grateful and to all his crews he has been with THANK YOU for becoming part of are family. I will miss the hours we have spent at each one of those stations, to the people we have met at charity events THANK YOU for the memories we have all have made.
I am HONORED to tell people my dad is a FIREFIGHTER!
these last 30 years have been quite a RIDE, but I know everything must come to an end.
You deserve it!
enjoy being retired!

with much LOVE,

Monday, March 14, 2011

I heart him......

I am so in LOVE with Mark!
I ask myself all the time how did I get so LUCKY!