Friday, June 20, 2008

A Plethora of Information

Let me begin by saying, I’M EXHAUSTED!! So, if you have clicked on my blog in hopes of reading some sort of coherent thought EXIT IMMEDIATELY!

To be completely honest I probably couldn’t pass a drunk driving test at this point. In fact, at the rate I’m going I might even struggle with a pregnancy test.

So here goes a random overview of the last few days:
  • We had my little brother’s missionary homecoming on Sunday. It is so fun to have him home again. We were all so excited to get home from church and talk with him that we raced home and accidentally left him at the church. Come on ya’ll, two years is a long time. You can’t expect us to adjust to having him home again over night. These things take time. After we realized that the guest of honor was missing (and I wish I could say that it was immediately, but that would be a bold face lie), my Aunt Jillene did the honor of escorting him from the church to the party on her motorcycle.
  • Spence and I got the bright idea to change out the cedar roof on our house. Not the best idea we have ever had. Redoing a roof is a TON OF WORK! I think it might have been easier to worry about the water damage from a leaking roof. I’ve always said that you can’t have to many Home Depot buckets catching rain water in your front room.

  • Thank you so much to Andrew, Troy, Brett, Jordan and Rachel for helping us with our roof. I will post pictures of the finished roof in two or forty-eight days when we are finished with the project.

  • Since Andrew was helping with the roof, my sister-in-law and her seven kids came to visit. Did you hear that, SEVEN KIDS! Oh dear sweet Tammy, you have much more patience than I ever dreamt of having. Let me just say right now to the entire Internet world, I COULD NEVER HAVE SEVEN KIDS! Some mama’s can watch their three and four-year-old finger-paint on the wall with peanut butter, while they listen to the three older kids scream about who’s turn it is to play the video game, make dinner for the army, ignore the four other kids jumping on the couch all while they nurse the newborn. I’m not one of those mamas! To you mamas out there with large families or those with hopes of large families I admire your patience, I have high regard for your determination, but I don't envy you at all! There is most definitely a place in heaven reserved for mamas of six or more.
  • Do you see all the wood in this picture? Multiply that by four and that is how much wood came off our roof. Do you see it now? I stacked all that wood (with some help from Rachel). It may or may not have given me a hernia.
  • It’s been 20 days and we still don’t have our TV back!!
  • Brynlee and I have officially been on neighborhood clean-up for the last few weeks. Every day we walk around the neighborhood (at least 12 times) and pick up every pine cone, rock, pine needle and leaf that is cluttering the sidewalk and road. I think I am going to start submitting our hours to the Neighborhood Association.
  • Why is it that kids can jump on the trampoline for 3 hours straight, run up and down the slide, take a dip in the swimming pool and still have the energy to play tag for another 3 hours? Yet they are to TI-RED to open their own fruit snacks?
That’s all for now. I have got to go get lunch made for the army, and I need to find Spence to have him open the jar of mayo for me. I am just too TI-RED to do it myself.


Drew Israelsen Family said...

Sounds completely exhausting!! Jillene told me about the Motorcycle ride. I thought it was pretty funny the poor kid got left at the church. Get some REST! SEVEN KIDS?!?! She has more patience than oh lets just say EVERYONE I know.

Janita said...

I'm exhausted from reading all that! You guys are truly motivated!

Lacy said...

You are too funny! I love reading you. hmm, you know what I mean :)

sarah louise said...

Kim I feel for you because of all these things you wrote about, and some you didn't (:
There has to be a special place in heaven for our patience too right?

Miranda said...

Kim, you a funny lady

Jenni said...

There is a special place in Heaven for Mom's with 4+ kids and I don't plan on being in that special place! I have great respect for those who choose to do so. I often wonder how my mom and your mom too managed so many little kids at one time.

ShellyH said...

Just found your blog tonight, its great! I got exhausted just reading that post!

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