Monday, December 28, 2009


The holiday's are nearly over, and can I just say HALLELUJAH! I am so freaking happy! Don't get me wrong, Christmas time is awesome and so are all of the birthdays, but the month of December has been just a drag for me this year. The weather has been crappy and don't even get me started on the smog of the craptastic city!

I just re-read all of that and WOW, I'm in a fine mood!

But really, I am going to be happy when the month is over...

We had a great Christmas day and we were able to eat good food and visit with family! That is what matters most.

O, and I just realized, I know why my mood sucks, I'M getting OLD! For the love of all that is good and Holy, I wish that I didn't have to get old.. And really, I'm not that old. BUT still. I just would have loved to stay 27...

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I sometimes wonder how I ended up with so many girls. When I was about 13 years old, I wanted 6 boys.. ALL BOYS! And then after the 4th girl I seriously had doubts that I would ever have any boys at all. So when I got pregnant for the 4th time, (with Korban) I remember telling El that if this baby wasn't a boy, I was DONE! So you can imagine my excitement when I went to fetal fotos at like 14 weeks along to see what I was having. (because I just couldn't wait an extra 6 weeks! HELLO, I can NOT handle not knowing!) Anywhoo, it was a BOY! Then, to top it all off, I had two more.

Most days, Korban and Gannon love to wrestle. They think it is so awesome to fight and hit and pinch and bite. I think that Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when he sent my girls first. Because if I would have had 4 boys, that would have been it! No more! That is how frazzled these boys make me feel sometimes. The thing about the fighting with the boys, is that it is what they like to do! I can yell till I am blue in the face at them to stop, I can put them in corners, put them in their room, it just doesn't matter. They will just keep on. So you can imagine my surprise and amazement on Thursday when I was working on the computer and I turn around to see what they are doing, because they are being so quiet and this is what I see...

This is when I think to myself, ah, boys aren't that bad!

Monday, December 14, 2009

The first two of four...

On Saturday, it was Samantha's 12th birthday! I can't even believe that I have been a Momma for 12 years. It is so crazy to me.
Samantha is growing up to be such an amazing young woman. She is such a helper to our family. She is always willing to help out with all of the children and I look forward to (someday) seeing her as a mother. (but not for like 40 years :) ). She is also such a talented singer and she is so good at baking and crafts.
Yesterday was her first day in Young Women's. She loved it! Such a change from Primary... But our ward was so good to her and she was so excited! Happy Birthday my sweet Sammy Kay! I love you so much!

Today marks El's 34th birthday! WOOZERS he is getting OLD! Just kidding honey! I am so blessed to have El in my life. Sometimes I wonder why we never met earlier or if we never would have met at all and let me tell you, I don't know if I would have had a purpose without him. He is such an amazing father and husband. He takes care of all of us and he never leaves any of my children out. He truly is my soul mate and I am so happy that we are married for time and all eternity! Happy Birthday to you "husband"! I love, love, love you!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One month shy of One...

How is it that my baby is already 11 months old? For the record I am in complete denial of how old my son is! I find it unfair that this time has just flown by. I have tried to keep him small but that really didn't work. I can remember at 2 months old, he was already wearing 6 month old clothes. Now, he wears 24 month clothes. So Helam I have two words for you, UN FAIR!!! I LOVE this picture. He is so cute, and eats anything he can off of the floor!
Helam loves his brothers and sisters so much! He truly has brought our family closer together!

These last two pictures are from our journey at PCMC. The one on top is him in the CT machine, and the next one is the morning after all of the drama of the sweet potatoes. He is feeling much better and was ready to go home!

Monday, December 7, 2009

sweet potato saga and way to much money in co-pays!

Last week was one of the craziest weeks that I can remember in a long time! So, I will start from the beginning. BEWARE, this is probably going to be a long post!

On Monday the 30th of November I woke up to horrible pain in my left breast. So horrible in fact, that at times all I could do was cry. Helam hadn't been eating really well for a couple of days and that wasn't helping. So after I took the girls to school I decided to go into the InstaCare. (1st 50.00 copay). So the Dr. came in and as soon as he checked out my boob, he told me that I had a severe case of mastitious. (seriously I can't spell) After having 7 children, I have never had anything like this. So, I was put on some medicine (that i'm still taking). But after two days, the pain wasn't going away and neither was the huge lump. So, I called my sister Crystal. She works in an OBGYN's office and she was able to get me into see one of the doctors there.
Now, I know your probably wondering why I just didn't call my OB, and the answer is this, that office has moved to the new Riverton Hospital and well I'm not traveling all the way out there to go to the doc. The doc was awesome and let me know that it was still looking bad, but better than others that I have seen. Good news!!! Now, after a week of meds I am doing much better!

Then on Wednesday night, Emer got a cut on her back. That I was sure required stitches. I took her to the InstaCare (#2 of 50.00 co-pay) (YUCK). No stitches were required, but steristrips were. She is on the mend and says that her owie really itches!

Now onto Friday. I went shopping for Christmas presents. I was having a grand time when my grandma calls me (she is watching the boys) and says, Helam is really itching his face. I think that he may be having an allergic reaction to sweet potatoes. "REALLY" I said. Now you must understand that Helam LOVES sweet potatoes. They were one of the first foods that he ate. So I was sure that it was nothing and went about my business of shopping. When I got home, I instantly knew that something was going on with him. He was itchy all over his face, and was very lethargic. He couldn't stay awake. He would sit up and be instantly asleep. I have never seen anything like this. So I call the pediatrician and scheduled him to see the doc. (#3 30.00 co-pay) (OUCH)!!! The doctor was not sure what was going on. He asked us if he ingested anything out of the ordinary and he hadn't, or had he? WHO KNEW?? This kid eats anything he can get his hands on. He is 11 months old (tomorrow) and he is a human vacuum.
So the doctor was dumbfounded, and so were we. He was very concerned that Helam couldn't stay awake. So he sent us up to Primary Children's Medical Center. (#4 50.00 co-pay) THEY WANTED 200.00. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
So at PCMC no one could figure out what was going on with my baby. They had to do tunz of blood work and that all came back okay. Then the did a CT and a chest X-Ray. NOTHING. Totally fine.
Then, after they decided to admit us (6 hours later) one of the residents came into the room and said I think we have found what is wrong. There was a study done in 2003 on allergies from different kinds of vegetables, and sweet potatoes is one of them. The kids in the study had the same reaction as Helam. WOW!
So, needless to say we have many more appointments with allergists and the doctor. Helam can't eat tunz of things now and well my 7th child is bringing fourth many things that I was sure I would never have to deal with!
I have pictures of the baby in the CT machine. SO CUTE, but I'm having technical difficulties.. The will be on their way!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Catch Up...

Here is my catch up for the last little bit.
We have moved! It is crazy to think that we won't be living in our house anymore. But we are so excited for our adventures!!!
Helam is growing so big and fast. It is so unbelievable to me. Is it wrong of me to want another baby? I just miss the tininess of babies..
We are all adjusting well to our new environment. The kids all love it, because everyday is a big party at grandmas house. My grandma is the coolest grandma! She is always so loving and caring and she does so much for us!
I have been sick for the last two weeks, and two days ago, I got my very first bout of mastitis's.. I know, spelling is horrible. It has been so bad that Helam has been having a struggle with nursing. Today was day two of the doctors and he is concerned that I have an abses. (sorry tmi.) So on Friday I get to go to have an ultrasound. No fun, but better to be safe than sorry!
I can't believe that it is already December. We have 4 birthdays, Christmas and lots of fun parties! WAHOO!!!
This is really all that is going on. Not really much when I think about it!
Pictures will be coming soon. I am going to get pictures of all the kids in Santa hats. I think it will be super cute!