Sunday, August 22, 2010

Who needs a HUSBAND?

This was our first week without Mike and we seemed to survive just fine. Grant and Lincoln were so great this week. Lincoln survived by playing on his play mat (lion blanket) for hours on end. He would talk and coo to his toys. Lincoln did great during the evening which is usually his fussy time. Grant started out the week asking for 'dad' but I told him he was at work in Cottonwood. He got to talk on the phone to Mike a couple of times which was good. On Friday night when Mike walked through the door Grant busted into tear telling Mike "Luke pushed me." Grant was super tired from playing at his cousin Luke's house most of the day and I am pretty sure he was glad to see his dad so he just thought of the first thing that came into his mind. Most of the time he tells me "Preston bite me" and it will have been days since he has even been to Preston's house.

The boys went to the sitter's house two days this week when I need to work in the office. Thankfully I have a great sitter that LOVES Lincoln and pretty much holds him most of the day. Grant loves to go to the sitter's house because she has a son, Preston, that is just a few months older than Grant. Grant usually yells "hooray Preston's house" when I tell him we are going or when we pull up to the house. I think maybe he likes it there despite the biting.

I kept the house clean, the kids clean and fed and worked 30 hours. So it was pretty much a great week.

Don't get me wrong I do love my husband and there will be times that I will desperately need him and he won't be here, but I know that I can survive without him if I have to (well at least for a week).

Sunday, August 15, 2010


"Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights." ~Pauline R. Kezer

Change is a funny thing. We all seem to like it but hate it at the same time. Why is that?

Well as changes enters my life over the next few months I have mixed emotions and I hope I am able to let myself stretch and grow to reach new heights.

We will be MOVING to a small town just north of Phoenix named Cottonwood (it is near Sedona). The population is just over 11,000 people. As you drive through Old Town Cottonwood you feel like you just stepped into the movie "Cars". It seems like a great little town but the word 'little' scares me slightly.

Picture of Old Town Cottonwood

The move seems to be happening so quickly. Mike had the interview on a Friday got offered the job on Monday and was scheduled to start basically two weeks later which just happens to be tomorrow. He is so excited about the opportunity and can't wait to get started.

(Where Mike will be working.)

For the next few months I will basically be a single parent while Mike is working in Cottonwood during the week and I will be living in Mesa taking care of the kiddos and working pretty much full time. We are trying to get a lay of the land before we move the whole family up. Hopefully we will be able to find something.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Three Months

Time is flying and Lincoln is now three months old. He is turning into such a sweet boy and we love him so much. Lincoln is such a smiley boy (well except for pictures because I don't think he felt very well when we took these photos). Lincoln has also been mysteriously rolling over at night. The past two nights he has rolled over and we aren't sure how because we haven't seen him even come close to it during the day.

First Haircut

Lincoln was born with a full head of black hair. It was super long and needed to be cut but I just couldn't bring myself to cut it. Mike really wanted to buzz it and kept asking me if he could buzz it off. I told him we could cut it after we blessed him. I don't think that day came soon enough. Poor Lincoln looked like a little Lincoln just had patches of hair remaining.


(Doesn't he looks so much better. Now we aren't sure what color is hair is going to be.)
Grant of course had to rub that bald head.

Blessing Day

We blessed Lincoln last Sunday. Mike did such a great job and Lincoln was so sweet. He was kind of fussy before the blessing and I was out in the foyer with him. When I brought him in and gave him to Mike, he didn't make a peep until it was all over.

Such sweet boys and I love them so much.

Our Photographer

Grant has turned into the little photographer and loves to take pictures. While were cutting Lincoln's hair Grant got a hold of the camera and started snapping pictures. I think he took 50 pictures in five minutes. We had lots of pictures of the TV (he was watching Toy Story at the time) and lots of the ground and even some of Grant's feet while he was sitting on the bed. Here are a few of our favorites.

"Say cheese Mom."

Teddy hanging out on the bed.