for our young men and women activity we went zip lining! and since a few months ago, my girls have been begging for us to go, so i had to bring them along...they were super excited and wanted to be first, but i made them wait.
and it is definitely fall around here...love all the leaves on the ground.
isabella went first, no question... since she's so little i had to lift her up, so that we could hook her onto the zip line and then she turned to me and said..."mom i can't do this!" and not a second later she just jumped OFF! after ward i asked her if she was scared and she said NO!
gulianna was next...and she couldn't wait! until she climbed all those stairs. and then she had second thoughts for a moment. and then she jumped too!
we ended the beautiful fall evening around the campfire and roasted marshmellos and had smores. (well NOT me...i don't like smores!)
boxes for days! thankful for all these orderes we've been blessed with. and these little rascals to help me carry boxes to the post office!
sadly right after we were done dropping these off anthony and isabella were racing back to the durango, and anthony tripped over his foot, and did a flip in the air and skid his face right on the sidewalk. poor kid. this is the 4th time he's gotten hurt in 2 days.
it's sunday again! how does this happen?! we had a super busy week with prepping for the craft fair this past weekend, plus orders, and life and a wedding. my house turned into a disaster zone again. so right after church i busted my butt for 3.5 hours and cleaned it as fast as i could. levi went to work right after church) and i got done just in time to miss my ride for our stake meeting. i had to wait for levi to get home any way. i made chocolate peanut butter smoothies but left it in the blender so that he could pour them out. the kids actually waited patiently as they drooled at the blender i'm sure! i passed him on main street and went off to my meeting. so glad that the house is back to normal again. need to get my scrapbook room cleaned and organized next!
my new norwex cleaning cloth came just in time too, i threw out my old one last week. (
this kid is almost more than i can handle right now!! a few days ago he had most of the shampoo and conditioner emptied out all over the bathroom. and my hair serum. and now the lotion. he was singing "washy washy WASHY!" so proud of his little self washing his hands, with LOTION!
Did you know that today is the 10th annual Mesothelioma Day! And do you really know much about mesothelioma?
I didn't. Some how in my brain, I thought it was another type of skin cancer to be honest with you, like melanoma. When i first think of mesothelioma, those commercials on the radio stick in my head. "if you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma..."
Let me tell you about this amazing women who was diagnosed with mesothelioma and has kicked that cancer out! This is Heather Von St. James, isn't she gorgeous! and I love her hair! (some day i want to cut mine short)
Cameron, Lily Rose, and Heather Von St. James
In 2005 at the very young age of 36, and only 3 1/2 months after giving birth to her beautiful daughter Lily Rose, Heather was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. As if that was not enough of a shock to her, she was told that she had just 15 months to live, unless that is, she took drastic measures.
Although her husband Cameron was by her side every step of the way, it became an uphill battle for both of them as they embarked on a search to find the best treatment and care available.
They were eventually led to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston Based Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The doctor recommended a fairly new surgical procedure called extrapleural pneumonectomy.
Heather and her sweet daughter Lily Rose
I can't imagine what she went through at just 3.5 months of having her daughter and being told that she only had an expected 15 months to live. All those emotions of just having a baby and then cancer hit. It's amazing to hear how she was even in contact with asbestos, and who would have thought?! Heather was strong willed and full of faith, hope and optimism. There was no way she was going to let this cancer get the best of her! You have complete control over your mind and body, your thoughts are everything! She is obviously very passionate about sharing her story with others about this horrible disease and spreading awareness to all on mesothelioma and exposure to asbestos. It's been eight years since she was first diagnosed and she is living a life full of gratitude!!
I encourage everyone to take a moment to watch her video and share her story. Use social media for good! tweet, share, like, pin, instagram away!
this morning levi and i attended a funeral of our good neighbor and friend rich wheeler. his daughter (who must have been a writer) gave the best life sketch i've ever heard. sadly i've attended lots of funerals. after we had lunch at our local cafe to have our usual "the kraut burger!" which is the best kraut burger you will ever taste! this time i thought i was super hungry and could finish a whole one, but i was wrong. anyway still the best. and their homemade potato salad holy cow!
anthony's first day of preschool...he's been waiting! he said "mom i love it can i go every day?" he loves his new backpack too. i had to fill out a little questionnaire and asked him what some of his favorites were: favorite food "cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter sammich and pancakes!" favorite color "brown & black." favorite song "on top of the world" by imagine dragons. favorite place to go "my show n tell" translation: hotel. such a funny kid!
we survived soccer camp last week! it would have been no big deal but i had a rush of orders every day! thankful...not complaining! it was hard to get home, feed kids and fight jeremy's nap time, and try to get everything done so orders could go out by 4pm. i definitely let the house go and i hated every messy disgusting minute of it! but there wasn't anything else i could do. now everything is back to normal. clean house, messy scrapbook room... STILL! but i am getting right on that NOW :)
love these old school lunch trays for meals and camping too!
jeremy getting ready for his nap. he says "peees watch tigee!" he falls asleep to watching his favorite show daniel tiger's neighborhood. but like i said, naptime has been difficult for the past month now, since he can open doors! makes him want to go explore and he could care less about falling asleep, even though he's so tired.
lunch time is over, jeremy is ready for his nap, and now i can focus on my room yay!
after yard and house work today we drove to the drive in to have dinner and to finally test out those cheeseburgers that everyone says are the best! and with high hopes of having them taste like a Gladys burger from the spud...it was just ok. really!! levi even compared them to burger king! oh i was disappointed over a cheeseburger, but at least there was always fries, NOT! say what! seriously no fries or milkshakes? what kind of show are they trying to run here! i did have a cup of chili that was pretty good, however would have given them more points if they had cheese and onions. any way still had fun, and i didn't have to wash dishes after dinner so there!
super happy and tells me "i love you mom!" after a box of peanut m&m's :)
oh how i wish my room was spotless right now! i can't believe this was taken back in march. right now between summertime and orders and LIFE, i haven't dedicated much time to getting my room back where i can create happily! it is going to take a good 3+ hours of uninterupted time to get it back to normal again. since my last few sales i didn't quite bring it back to life, we just unloaded everything, and my mess is not so much a creative mess but more like a hoarder/disaster work zone. check back with me friday...that is my personal deadline to have this place cleaned and organized again! ...and wow...looks like i need to get my blog caught up too.