Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Friday, April 25, 2008

We heard from BYU!!

Guess whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.................................WE'RE ON THE WAIT LIST!!!
Can you believe it!! Man I am just so proud of Dru.
I'm so excited and I know I shouldn't be. Cause what if they don't call us. But still.............HE MADE IT ON THE WAIT LIST.
I just think that in itself is a wonderful acomplishment. Especially since the U didn't take a second glance at him and BYU is the better school.
It's just amazing and I'm thrilled.
I know we'll go where heavenly father intends for us to go. So if it's BYU I know it'll happen. But if not, the school we go to will be right.
Dru's been through a lot to make it this far and I know it's the right thing for our little family to be doing.
So I'm guessing the next law post will be a definate of where we'll be moving! Or that we're staying.
So if you'd like......say a few quiet prayers for us that we go where we're meant to.
And if anyone gets a huge revelation that it's BYU, CALL ME!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dodging the Bullet

I had hoped that after four kids, the youngest now nearly 5 1/2, that we had dodged the bullet of strep throat. Today, after three long days and three miserable nights of interrupted sleep, the rapid test confirmed it...Seth is our first casualty to Strep throat. Poor little miserable thing!

Never Fear

Never fear, the shoes are here! We made it through that crisis with a little help from Ethan's wallet. I can't believe it has started already, when I was growing up it was Jordache jeans and later Girbeau jeans. Although I was vain and cared mostly about the name brand, for Ethan it is all about fit and comfort. He is one of the pickiest kids I know about how things "feel." Hopefully our successful management this small "crisis" is only a good indicator of our ability to deal with the coming challenges of adolescence! HA!

Anyway, the next real crisis appears to be a coming food shortage. I went to CostCo this morning to get a little milk etc. and there was a run on wheat. Ryan and I have been talking about adding more to our food storage and so I picked up several 45 lb. buckets of wheat, for which there was a 10 limit per membership. You should have seen the wheat flying out of that place! Next I went to get a 50 lb. bag of rice, since I saw on several news programs last night that rice is in high demand and costs are rising. Apparently everbody else saw the same programs...No rice. Not one bag of white rice, of any kind, in the entire store. What's going on? It felt a little Y-2K-ish in the market today.

With the forclosures rising, the markets suffering, food costs skyrocketing, and all this use of the "R" word - that's "recession" for those of you who can't read my mind, I can see how easy it is to become uneasy and fearful about the future. I just keep trying to remember what the prophets have counseled, to avoid becoming fearful, and to realistically prepare for the future by putting aside little by little. The first presidency has repeatedly said:

"We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve."

I only hope that our little by little will see us through whatever comes!

Monday, April 21, 2008


So we have another sad tale of how Masaru hurt himself. It honestly had nothing to do with me and my mothering skills! This boy seems to invite accidents into his life.
We were doing an alphabet puzzle (see I'm not all bad) and he was going inbetween the couch and fireplace and balancing himself with one arm between both. He misplaced his arm and mapped himself out on the corner of the couch and this was the result. Poor kid. You couldn't tell though by the next day.

Masaru has a great rocking chair that I hand painted for him to watch his movies etc in. But lately he's chosen to sit on our coffee table and watch TV. I dunno why. Anyway the other day I caught him asleep on the table. I dunno how comfortable this must be. But obviously comfortable enough for him!! I thought it was pretty cute.
Then this is my first attempt to do Yuki's hair. I'm itching to have long girl hair to do every day and I think I started a little early. She was bawling her eyes out by the end of it and Masaru was saying "Mum Yuki's crying" As if to tell me to leave her alone. It looks pretty silly anyway. So looks as if I need to wait a while before deciding to do her hair again. Sorry Yuki. This time, this face IS my fault.
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