Tuesday, October 28, 2008
There are many people I want to see and hope I get the chance to see everyone!! Right at this moment I am at my mom's in California. I will be back in Utah on Wednesday. It feels so nice to visit my family...and I can't wait to see my friends!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
2- HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED? 16 years, 9 months, 12 days.
3-HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? 10 days before we were engaged, then 4 months before married
4-HOW OLD IS HE? 38
5 - WHO IS TALLER? He is
6 - WHO CAN SING BEST? hmmm...probably me, but not by much.
7 - WHO IS SMARTER? He knows a lot of weird trivia.
8 - WHO DOES LAUNDRY? me...he does his clothes if I don't get to them, which is quite often!
9 - WHO PAYS THE BILLS? I wish he did...
10 - WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? He does...
11 - WHO MOWS THE LAWN? He does, usually, sometimes our older boys do it...I never do.
12 - WHO COOKS DINNER? I do most of the time..he does many times on his days off.
13 - WHO IS THE FIRST TO ADMIT THEY"RE WRONG? usually me.
14 - WHO KISSED WHO FIRST? He did...in the car on the freeway... on our first date.
15 - WHO WEARS THE PANTS? hmmm.... in depends on the issue....
I tag......Cindy, Brenda, Michelle W. and Sarah
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Joseph Henry Schafer was born on October 25th 2003 at 12:30 in the morning. He was just such a sweet baby...my only mostly bald baby. He was so spoiled from day one. I think he was held almost constantly. What a joy it is to have a baby with so many hands to help take care of him.
Joe is so full of energy and has the biggest imagination. When he was 3 he started to LOVE super heroes. He talked about them all the time and would pretend to be them. Once when we were at the Dr's he "became" Woolverine and jumped right off the table in the patient room into our Dr's arms....I can still picture the horrified look on the Dr's face!! There have been MANY other instances when he "became" the hulk and he would suddenly be shirtless. This happened everywhere, at home, at the store and even at Church. I remember one of the Primary Presidency coming up to me and saying "it's been a good day for Joe....he still has his shirt on"..... He also loves to snuggle with me and I soak every minute of that up now, for I know it won't always be so. He loves to wrestle with his older brothers..especially Josh. He loves for Matthew to spend time with him. He loves Hannah and although he does fight with her sometimes he's also very loving and protective of her. Last week we went to Kohl's and they were playing in the toy area while I was shopping in the kid's clothes area...I told him I was right over by the boys pants. As I was picking out pants for him I hear him talking to a woman..I heard "she has dark hair and she just got a haircut".....I called to him and said "I'm right here, bud"....He was trying to find me because Hannah had to go to the bathroom....he's always looking out for her....I love that! Being young with so many older siblings has it's ups and it's downs He has learned far too many potty words...like the time he called the photographer a jerk when we were at kiddie kandids...he was only two and he had no idea what it meant...but we got a really good picture because all the kids were laughing. Or when he started saying "you scared me out of the crap". He is so smart too...already learning to read, he will be very ready for kindergarten next year!! A couple funny things I remember are...the time he was two...I was very pregnant with Hannah and I stopped and got him a happy meal at McDonalds (his favorite restaurant!)...anyway, I sat him down at the table and went to have a much wanted/needed nap...then next thing I know he walks in to my room and says "fwy in nose"...he had a fry in his nose!! I could not get it out and ended up not getting my much wanted/needed nap and it took three of us, me and two nurses, to hold him down while his Dr. got it out! Recently he was complaining about his tummy hurting while he was trying to go to the bathroom so I told him he had cramps in his tummy. A few minutes later Zack came and told me Joe was telling him about the "craps" in his tummy. Joe is a mischevious, adventurous, wonderful boy! He brings a smile to my face every day!
We will be in Utah for his birthday so I wanted to get this posted early. I love you bud...you are one of the biggest lights of my life!! Happy Happy Birthday, Joe!!!
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This is "princess baby"....she is known by this name because she is wearing a dress and all princesses wear dresses, right? So, I guess princess baby was hungry for some logrit...lucky for her it all washed off nicely and now she is as pretty as a princess should be!! I hope I happen to be around next time princess baby decides she wants a snack!
Monday, October 13, 2008
On Thursday I went Visiting Teaching with one of my new wonderful friends, Cindy. We have so much in common and we think alike too...I know, scary!! We decided we didn't have enough time to visit on our way to our sister's home so we went to Subway for a little lunch before our appointment. We went to see an awesome new sister in our ward..she is so much fun and so easy to talk with! Then we went VT again on Friday at noon...thanks Cindy for your wonderful shoulder!!! Anyway, we visit this wonderful older sister in our ward and we've decided to visit her twice a month. She is not able to attend church and I think she really enjoys getting to see us more than once a month. I love to hear all the stories she has to share....it reminds me of listening to my grandma. (I miss her)....
Saturday afternoon I called Cindy to see if she was going to the Marching Band competition...she was....so we went together....thanks again Cindy...what a good friend you are!! Okay, so the Marching Band Competition...wow, what a world I never knew existed!!! I think every high school in Nebraska who has a marching band came to compete. North Star did so good!! They got a division one in both drum major and auxiliary...woo hoo! Cindy's daughter is in the Color Guard. After taking Cindy home Josh called and wanted to head back over to the competition (he was at his high school dropping off all his stuff)...so I went to the school and thought I was going to drop him off at Lincoln High to be with his friends...but he asked me to stay with him. It's not often a teenager wants to hang with his mom...so I called home and told them we'd be late...and we were!!! They didn't pass out the awards until 1130pm!! Luckily the weather was so nice and it was nice to have some one on one time with my son.
My children were relatively well behaved during Sacrament. Aaron works on Sundays and so some of the times are pretty stressful...but I actually heard most of the talks this time! One of the talks was on Elder Holland's talk from this past conference (that was my personal favorite).
Sunday night we had Aaron's assistant manager over for dinner. His name is Mike and the little kids adored him! At one point I looked over and he was sitting on the chair with Hannah on his lap poking and pulling on his face, his mouth was full of a piece of cookie Joe had licked and shoved in there, and he said "thanks for having me over"....too fun!! I'm sure he can't wait to come over again!!
Last week on a whim I applied at a nearby hospital here in Lincoln. The economic situation has been very bad for business at Sofa Mart...I got online and decided to just apply and see what happens....well I interviewed on Friday and was called and offered the job today. I will start sometime in the beginning of November. The best part of all is that Joe and Hannah will only need to have daycare one or two days a week. Two other very good things....I will have benifits from day one..good benefits...and I will be home in the afternoons for my kids...I'm sad to have to go back to work, but happy it's something that will help my family.
I think I'll end with a good quote...I love a good quote!
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
1. Where is your cellphone? purse
2. Your significant other? working
3. Your hair? dark brown with a few gray roots...
4. Your mother? Busy
5. Your Father? Cool
6. Your favorite thing? laughing with my kids
7. Your dream last night? can't remember
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream goal? to be happy most of the time.
10. The room you’re in? family room
11. Your hobby? reading
12. Your fear? Failing as a mother.
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? I can't even think that far ahead.
14. What you’re not? losing weight
15. Muffins? fattening
16. One of your wish list items? a double jogger stroller
17. Where you grew up? La Palma, California
18. Last thing you did? Picked up Josh at school and ran to Walmart
19. What are you wearing? Black jeans...a black and purple striped shirt
20. Favorite gadget? My camera
21. Your pets? Molly, our beagle and Velcro, our cat
22. Your computer? new
23.Your mood? anxious
24. Missing someone? Far away friends
25. Your Car? Navy Blue Honda Odyssey...Love it!
26. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
27. Favorite store? Kohls
28. Like someone? yeppers
29. Favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? This afternoon when Joe and I were doing a puzzle together.....he makes me laugh..alot!
31.When was the last time you cried? I had a huge crying session yesterday afternoon...I think my eyes are still puffy!
I tag....Julie, Michelle and Cindy
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I snapped this picture just in time....that lady was grabbing the foofie things as fast as lightening and putting them away...a split second after this was taken Josh's was gone!!!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
B- Best Friend? Most of the time it's Aaron, but not when he's a poop.
C- Cake or Pie? yep
D- Day of Choice? The good ones
E- Essential Items? lipgloss and my flat iron
F- Favorite Color? blue
G- Gummi Bears or Gummi Worms? aren't they both the same?
H- Hometown? La Palma, California
I- Favorite Indulgence? homemade cookies, a good chick flick
J- January or July? January if I'm in St George and July when I'm in Salt Lake or Lincoln..both are nice in California.
K- Kids? several
L- Life is incomplete without? friends and family
M- Marriage Date? January 10, 1992
N- Number of Brothers & Sisters? 1 sister
O- Oranges or Apples? yum!!
P- Phobias or Fears? the thought of one of my kids being hurt or killed, high places, my kids in high places about puts me in the grave!! I don't foresee us ever taking a trip to the Grand Canyon
Q- Quote? I don't have to do anything but pay taxes and die
R- Reason to smile? Life is good
S- Season of Choice? Spring and Fall
T- Tag two Friends. Erin and Courtney
U- Unknown Fact About Me? I think Hugh Jackman is sooo cute!!
V- Vegetable? I wish I liked them more..I know they are so good for me...I love broccoli and a good salad.
W- Worst Habit? Only one? popping my knuckles..being lazy...being impatient with my kids.
X- X-Ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound!
Y- Your Favorite Food? The kind that tastes good...again, only one?
Z- Zodiac Sign? Leo