Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday my Boy!

Happy 14th Birthday Parker!
I can't believe I have been lucky enough to call you my boy for 14 years!
Love you!

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go to my other blog.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I am back!

I know it has been almost two years from the last time I sat down to blog.  Who would have thought my life could get any crazier than it was at that point.

 So here is an updated picture of my ever growing (upwards) family. 

I am going to try to become a better blogger, it is therapeutic to me if I can remember to do it.

I have also started a new blog to just write down my feelings.  No cute family stuff, ER visits just my thoughts and feelings.  I know lame.  If you want to check it out it is www.wickedwitchwrites.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Q turns 2!

I can not believe that my baby is TWO!!! Where has the time gone?

Quinten John VanDerMeide,

5 pounds 1 ounce and 19 inches long.

5 hour "natural" labor and we only counted to 8 and he was here!

One year old and as crazy as ever!

Little did we now the craziness was just about to start!

He was still very little but full of energy!

This is how Quinten was on his 2nd birthday morning (at 10 am)!

All sprawled out across moms bed!

Good thing he is stinkin' cute!!!

Happy Birthday Q!!!

We sure do love you!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to you!

Today is Bridger's 6th Birthday! He is so big, I can't believe how time flies. So here are 6 things we love about Bridger!
1- He loves to snuggle, give hugs and kisses. He even came into the earth kissing the air (not really a good thing, but it was cute anyway)

2- He is a very obedient child.

3- He loves to be in his Chinese class, and actually asked if he could drop out of English!

4- He is a good little brother, and a great big brother. He will play with whomever.

5- He loves to smile, laugh and giggle. He is a very Happy child

6- He has passions. He loves things almost to an obsession. Some of his favorite passions are Lego's, Star wars, Indiana Jones, Zelda and Chinese.

We love you Bridger Maxx! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A little happy....a little sad

I started to write this a week ago and just never got enough time to sit and write all of my thoughts down, so it is a little late. Sorry, better late than never, right?

One day,a very warm day in April, Brent and I were at my parents home fixing their fence that had blown down, again. I was so excited to be "out" not because of the cold winter but because I had been on bed rest for 10 weeks and I was finally able to get up and move. I was jumping on the trap, playing with my little siblings and frankly being tired of having contractions for 18 weeks. Yes, I wrote that right, 18 weeks having actual contractions. I was so excited to GET OUT!! I was also so excited to get to do my sisters hair for prom, and I was excited to see her in her beautiful prom dress. I was big and pregnant and miserable, but I was happy to be out.

As the day progressed my contractions that I had been having steady for about two days, turned hard and pushing. I was NOT going beck to the hospital, I had been there 15 times in a week and they kept doping me up and sending me home. Not what you want to do. So I sat on the floor, I took a bath, I even ignored them all together. Soon I could not ignore them any more. They hurt, I was crying, I was upset, but I was not afraid, I knew I could go through labor....if they ever let me! My mom told Brent "just take her in and get her checked out, maybe they can give her something to take the edge off." He chose wisely and brought me to the hospital, were they found I was 5 centimeters dilated and they were going to keep me! I have NEVER been so happy in my life.

Brent was happy because the Jazz were playing the Lakers and so he was content in front of the T.V. I remember thinking "I am having OUR baby let me watch something besides basketball!" I have now learned that basketball is a "need" not a "want". And in actuality the first four boys were all born after the jazz played the lakers!
Everything was going well until I was at a ten and my doctor was still at the Jazz game. He told them to hold me off until he got there, which in turned made the babies heart beat slow way down. Parker was born 15 minutes after the Jazz WON the Lakers, as I looked at the Capital wondering how my sister looked for prom. He was cute and little, and a BOY! We did not find out what we were having and Brent and I were literally fighting over what to name "her" until they said it is a BOY! Parker was a great baby, he loved to just be. He was happy just chillin by himself or hanging out with the family, he could be passed around or left alone. He was a great baby. He was a great toddler, a great kid and now he is turning into a great young man. He turned 12 on April 17, a Sunday and received the priesthood that same day. He got to pass the sacrament this last Sunday for the first time. It was like seeing him go off to kindergarten all over again. I was so proud of him for being such a "big" kid, but a little sad because my baby is 12!

He loves to point out that he WILL be taller than me (not a little bit surprised). That in 4 years he will get to drive, and wear a nice tux to prom (most likely on his 16th birthday). And that in 6 years he will be graduated from high school. But the one that scares me the most is when he says to me "mom in 6 1/2 years I get to turn in my mission papers, I hope I go to Africa!" Were has the time gone, I swear it was just yesterday that I was in labor with him, and now he is talking about a mission!

Maybe that is why it is so hard to be a mom, you only get them for so long, you hope you do your best and in the end love them anyway. I am so happy to be Parker's Mom, he has taught me so much. He loves me so much! He is a great big brother, a wonderful help and most of all a GREAT kid! I could not ask for anything more!

Happy late Birthday Parker! We love you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday CORBIN!

I can't believe that 10 years ago I gave birth to this cute kid! I was in labor for only 52 minutes, a couple of pushes and he was here. I even drove myself home from the hospital, Brent was way too tired. He has always been a little crazy but a ton of fun. I am so thankful to have him in our family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORBS!

10 things we LOVE about Corbin

1- He loves pandas..it might even be an obsession. But because of this love he wants to be a zoologist when he grows up and he wants to work with the giant pandas.

2- He has NO FEAR, he never has, even as a toddler I found him on top of the fridge after he "needed a tweet" and climbed up the cupboards.

3- He has a testimony. Each fast Sunday with out telling any of us, he gets up and goes to the pulpit and shares his testimony.

4- He loves to sing. He will sing anything or sing any where. Many times I hear that Corbin was the only one who remembered all the words to the new song they are learning. Or that Corbin knows how to use his voice, he is load but in the "good" way.

5- He is super smart. Corbin loves to do well in school, he studies hard even if it is not needed, and he loves to learn about new things.

6- He can be a great helper. If I ask Corbin will do (most of the time), and usually with a smile.

7- He is very patient, his favorite thing is Lego's and if that is not having patience I don't know what is.

8- He loves Harry Potter.

9- He loves to be outside, he loves to camp he loves to play kickball and dodge ball in the backyard, he loves to go swimming and fishing and just the outdoors.

10- He is kind to others.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Everything but christmas....

First of all I know it is a miracle that I am blogging anything. My goal is to be a better blogger in 2011, but we will see how that goes. As I type this I have a baby a sleep in my arms because he doesn't feel quite up to par, and it is 11pm. So I will try, but I am not promising anything. Also I know there are about a billion pictures, but I have a hundred kids and these are just the highlights. I hope to have the pictures of Christmas put onto this computer soon (see post below), so hopefully by the end of January I will have them updated too. I am not sure why all the pics are different sizes...and I really don't care at this point.

Second I have the best family connections EVER. My aunts brother is Lagoons vet. Lagoons white tiger had cubs, and didn't want to be their mama and turned against them. They were able to save these two cubs, Titan and Athena. My aunts brother and his wife are raising them until they are old enough to be on their own. So for Thanksgiving we ate a little turkey and then got to "play" with the two crazy tigers. White Tigers are my favorite land animal, so to say I was thrilled is an understatement.


Parker and Athena

Bridger and Titan

Brent and Titan
Moving on to other things. This is what we have been up too....
The Quilt a made for my bed.

Quinten fell of the chair and landed perfectly on his right side. I suspected he broke his collar bone. X-rays in the morning said I was right. He had to wear this wrap for three weeks.

First snowman of the year.

Halloween 2010
Quinten the screaming billy goat.

Annie Bannie the Bee

Not quite sure what Parker was. An 11 year old boy is all I can say!

Corbin the Ninja

Shark Noah

Sheriff Bridger

Pumpkin Picking at the Wilcox farm. The best ward party we have!
Quinten is so accident prone.
Quinten burned his hand and face on my iron as I was sewing a quilt.

Poor Baby!

Quinten's lip he burned on the iron.
A little bit of silliness....
My way cute Nephew Henry came to play all the way from Texas!

My very BIG dog Belle will jump on the tramp to get away from the tiny dog!

Quint will walk around all day like this....silly baby!

Annaka is SUPER SILLY! She thinks that to watch TV, we need a car, Ariel and Flounder, Dora and a Bus all in MY bed!

Birthdays and such.....
Annaka turned 3!

She got a pillow pet and loves it!

Quinten's first birthday Cake!

Happy Birthday Q!!

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