Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Just listening to the Jazz Game...

Hey do you like basketball? I do. I follow the Jazz. They are getting whooped and will be whooped for the next two games then the season will be over. O'well. Guess I will have to start rooting for the Cavs.

My sweet wife is letting me have some me time. I have the head phones on and am blocking out a bit of life. Life isn't bad, it just helps me not have to run for every call of Jakob and I actually get to focus on the game. Enough about basketball.

I really excited about our chicks coming tomorrow morning. In fact, thats why I'm listening to the game so I'm not pacing the floor waiting for 9:30 tomorrow. :)

If you didn't know, I'm the type that can't wait for Christmas morning even now that I'm older. I get excited about something and I can't sleep and I focus on it alot. Maybe I've never grown up. I hope thats the case.

I found out that they are sending extra chicks with our order. That made me happy. I hope they are girls and something fun. If they are Leghorns, we will give them to Erik so he can have more, but if they are colored we'll take them. Then if we really don't like one or two we will either give it to Erik or someone else or have someone help us prepare and eat it.

Well half time is over so I talk to you later!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Busy Sunday...

I don't like busy Sundays but today ended up being one. All in all it wasn't bad though.

I had to finish preparing my Singing Time lesson, which went well. Then after church we were invited by some friends to have a chili lunch with them. It was delicious and good spending some time with friends.

After words, the father came over to help me lift a heavy airconditioner up our steps. With his help it went quickly. While I was waiting for him to come over I was able to several of my little to do lists. I fed the chicks, changed their water, added transmisison fluid to our car, brought up the table that we are going to use for the chicks when we get all of them, watered the garden, and that was about it. As a quick note 2 nights ago or so it froze all our tomatoes and beans that had just came up...bummer. I don't mind frozen beans but...

On the positive though, our garlic has started coming up. Yaaaa, and also our radishes too! Yaaaa....

Then after nap time...Yaaaaa....we realized it had turned hot, so I began the challege of installing our airconditioner. Well, I didn't read good enough but our window as is was too small and when we took out the other side of the window it was too large for the airconditioner. Grrrrrr...
So I called my dad and he helped me Jerry Rig the window so we got installed. It doesn't look like a window though until we get some flexy Glass because right now it is all OSB boards and an AC. It was hard work, but I know all the rest of the week I would be busy and have no time for it. Also it was supposed to get into the mid 80's this week and that just makes our barn HOT.

Well that is our quick update. Talk to you later!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Celebration, mixed with "just life"...

Today we celebrated the silly part of Easter. We woke up early and found that the Easter bunny left the family Easter baskets filled with Lettuce, Chocolate, and chocolate chicks. Yes we did lettuce, I just am tired of the grass and thought I would do something else fun. Jakob got a good laugh out of it.

Then we went to the traditional town Easter egg hunt. A sweet lady in our town plans it, stuffs eggs, (hundreds of them) and the places them, and runs the hunt. We don't know what would happen if she ever tired of it. Jakob got lots of candy but no prizes this time.

It was lots of fun...then life kicked in. Caleb has another ear infection...no fun. Makes him very fussy, needed, and has a hard time sleeping. This makes Mamma, well....no fun. She is actually good, but it saps her energy and all our fun plans kind of go down the tubes. Then I had to do some homework today, help my mother learn some math for her schooling, do laundry...

Basically, life wasn't as fun after the celebrating...

On another note. I don't remember if I mentioned we got our first 3 baby chicks yesterday. We have 1 black astolorp and 2 buff orpingtons. Later, in 1 1/2 weeks, we will be getting 2 Easter Egg chicks, 2 golden laced Wyndottes, 2 silkie banties (we are hoping), 1 partridge Cochin, 1 red star, and 2 top hats. Weee! Its my new hobby. We initially wanted just 4 or 5. But then slowly we added a few here and there. The 3 we just got were mainly because I was chick crazy and didn't want to wait long for our chicks to get here in the mail. They are really cute.

Well its late and tomorrow is Easter. This is and should be a much more sacred day. We will have church were I am doing an Easter Singing time for my primary and as a family we will read more about Easter. We did good last night and read some scriptures on it.

Just to make you think...

What an awesome blessing it is that we will all be resurrected. Not only this that we have that knowledge. How has that knowledge change your life? Do you act or feel differently with this sure knowledge of the gospel? Do you think we forget sometimes how truly blessed we are? Thank goodness, the Lord knows us and our weaknesses but even with all those weakness He still sent his Son to atone for us and expects us to return honorable to him.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Growing Eggs by Jakob

Just a quick post to remember a cute comment from Jakob.

Lena mentioned to Jakob that we were taking our egg shells out to the garden to mix with the soil. We all know this is good for the garden. Jakob then told his friend who was visiting that we were planting the egg shells so that eggs will pop out later. In other word we were planting egg shells to grow some eggs later. We thought it was cute.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Eggs, Young Women, Hot wife...:)

I just added that last one to make her smile.

Tonight was her young woman activity and they were decorating Easter eggs. Jakob really wanted to go so Lena took him with her. It gave me time to chill with little one for a little while. I fed him a large meal while listening to the Jazz basketball game. That made me sick by the way they were playing so I picked up little one and walked to the church to visit my sweetheart. Jakob had been really good so I was proud of him.

Anyway, you know what today is?!? SPRING BREAK!!! (yaaa, the crowds go wild)

"Congratulations! You have won! It is now spring break and you don't have to go to work tomorrow. What are you going to do?"

"I'm going to SLEEP!"

Sounds good heh? I would too if I didn't have 2 living alarm clocks that seem to wake up or be their most energetic needy selves when I want to sleep. So we will probably watch a few movies, read some, and I would like to get some chicks early to get started on the fun.

Anyway, we are soon going to start our ritual of "Extreme Home Makeover!" Sound fun? Well, what are you waiting for? Join us on abc.com...we will see you there in a little bit and could you bring the popcorn?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A new day, a new post...

Maybe I should start that way...then it will be expected I write every day! But what if I want to be lazy one night!!!

Anyway, today was work again.

Good night.... :)

Actually Lena planned a fun little activity. We invited some of our friends over for a fun tin foil dinner. Jakob loved having friends over, I loved socializing and eating, and Lena just enjoyed it. I also was able to sneek a little chicken preperation in by getting the coup a little more ready. It was great. Well its bed time and I'm tired. Long day, tomorrow should be shorter though...

(hmmm shorter then 24 hours....that can't be good)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thus it begins...

Papa's life began many many many years ago. He began as a baby as most people do. When I first came out my first thoughts were, "gee its bright..." and "boy it is sure cold...."

Hmmm....maybe I shouldn't start at the beginning...

Ok, lets just try today.

Even this seems hard. Do I talk about my sweet little boy who is very defiant sometimes? or my other little one who is just celebrating his birthday. Oh, I know, I could talk about how stressful work was and will be this week....better yet...I should talk about my escapes from it all, my new hobbies of chickens, gardening, and stocks! How 'bout I just start at the top of this list and go until my eyes close and I fall face first into my computer and wake up in the morning with "qwerty" on my forehead....

First, I was really upset with Jakob for a bit tonight. He is a great kid, but sometimes, and I'm not sure where he gets this, he is simple defiant and rude. Mama asked him to go to his room to start getting ready for bed and he sticks out he nose and says "NO". Let me first tell you this is after several little other acts of defiance. This got me upset and I set him in bed and he lost his story time and rhyming time for the night.

I've really tried to remember he is still a really young boy and still learning a lot. After my initial hot head, I normally calm down and we are able to talk about what happened. But it normally isn't until he sees flames coming out of my eyes and ears that he stops being such a little turkey.
Anyway maybe latter you all can give me suggestions and I'll tell you more about it.

Next subject please....

Our youngest one's birthday party. It was fun. He was cute. We had family over. I love having company. I'm a social bug, until I tire of being social then I'm a family bug, until I tire of family, then I'm a book and study bug, until I tire, then I'm a sleeping bug. :) Any way he was really cute and he is growing up so quickly. He loves, just LOVES telling everyone stories...He gets his whole body into his stories.

Next subject please....

Work. I am filling in for my boss all week. nuf said.

Next, number 32, number 32 you are next...

Chickens....I've been doing lots of studying the last week or two learning all I can about chickens. I'm sure you've heard from Mama about our chickens we are getting. It will be so much fun and a great experience for all of us. I just ordered 2 more chickens today. Google "photos of silkies" and see what they are....

Eyes getting heavy.....head tilting.......qwrnpoeiwuqrjdksla

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Just To Get You Started

I am working on the layout for the blog and I need a post. So I will write one to get Leif started. I am really excited about this blog. I hope you have a great time with it Leif! I Love You!