Friday, May 29, 2009

Sorry We're


The dreaded chore of the DMV. This chore begins months in advance as you realize it's coming closer and closer to the time you HAVE to make the trek to the local DMV. So yesterday I geared up, researched all needed documents, (actually the day before but Laila woke up with a puddle of puke, so it had to be postponed another day)and headed to the DMV. I packed drinks, snacks, diapers, hand sanitizer(have you ever been anywhere more gross?), I was armed, ready for anything. EXCEPT, renovations.

So, I attempted a third time. Documents galore in tow, along with three girls, and waited in the line that went out the door. Finally got to the "information" desk where they weed everyone out that has the wrong documents, and give you a real number to wait in the real line. Well, Josh and I BOTH, are on the title - thus, he had to be present. I called him to meet me there, a 45 minute drive - and 2 and half hours later I left without a drivers' license, BUT I did get plates for the car.

While sitting in the crowded, smelly, dirty DMV, I thought to myself about a political issue at the top of the list for Barack Obama (B.O.), Universal HealthCare. Brilliant. The very government that can't get a DMV to run smoothly, efficiently, or even hygienically, should step into the world of Health Care. Folks, if you want quality health care, keep the government out of it. Health Care is not an entitlement. I went without for three years. A risk we had to take. But, We didn't smoke, we didn't mountain climb, we just tried to stay healthy. This program doesn't need more money, just more common sense.

Sigh. I want a politician with a creative mind, that can innovate good ideas for receiving the benefits - like quitting smoking classes, nutrition classes, and enrollment in exercise classes being required, if benefits are received. Just a thought.

By the way, is it time for new plates? Hope not.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Political Arena

You might have noticed my absence in commentating on "politics". Not because I'm not keeping up, but in light of trying to be focused on positive things. Can I still have opinions without being so pessimistic?? It's been on my mind for a few months now. Hit more close to home today as my father lost his job, did I mention my father-in-law retired from GM? These issues are real. And I sincerely believe we should all be active in trying to learn the knowledge of the world AND of the spirit. Try HERE for example.

Finally this point from President Hinckley answers my question:

The building of public sentiment begins with a few earnest voices. I am not one to advocate shouting defiantly or shaking fists and issuing threats in the faces of legislators. But I am one who believes that we should earnestly and sincerely and positively express our convictions to those given the heavy responsibility of making and enforcing our laws. The sad fact is that the minority who call for greater liberalization, who peddle and devour pornography, who encourage and feed on licentious display make their voices heard until those in our legislatures may come to believe that what they say represents the will of the majority. We are not likely to get that which we do not speak up for.

Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our effort. Remarkable consequences often flow from a well-written letter and a postage stamp. Remarkable results come of quiet conversation with those who carry heavy responsibilities.

More thoughtful posts to come.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Old Blue

Here are a few pics of our new house. I just took these when we were having the house inspected. We call it "Old Blue", but I don't have a front picture which would explain why we call it such! Or at least part of the reason. Anyway, it's definitely still in the 70's when it was built, but it is cozy, and bigger than our last house.
Can't wait to move in! Hey, anybody up for a painting party??

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What we've been up to.

1. Laila is perfecting her signing vocabulary, which is pretty hysterical, she can say: Baby, Daddy, Love, please, help, stop, milk, cup, eat, more, hurt, dog.

It's pretty impressive.

2. Charlotte has been sleeping through the night, like a true champ. She is growing so fast, she better stop. Oh how I'm going to miss the little ones. I don't really like to share her. I want to do all the holding. Lucky me, I get to.

3. Hallie is dancing all around, and has become quite the hider. She hides everywhere and everything. She's freakishly sneaky.

4. Colson is a reading maniac. Any good suggestions? I finally got him off Harry Potter, and he's read several Judy Blume books, and Indian in the Cupboard, and Charlie and the glass elevator, and more... Anyway, suggestions would be appreciated.

5. Josh working hard. He's on a regular schedule, and is getting to know more people, and has been helping a ton around the house. He was also bragging about his physical prowess in the push-up department. I challenged him to 50 push-ups for a reward. Needless to say I've never seen him pump out 50 push-ups so fast...

6. Me, barely getting it all done. Miss everyone!!

Monday, May 04, 2009


As the drama of the last year is settling for a bit, it's been a little more relaxed here at the household. The next couple months will be fun, to move and paint, and pack, and... oh well maybe not so settled. However, we are enjoying life in you know where, Josh has taken a position that is putting him on a more normal shift, and he's liking the job better!

We're going to buy a house with less than 600 in closing costs, are we good or what??? :) Seriously, if you've never thought of buying, NOW'S THE TIME!! Wowsers, great deals.

I went through the kids clothes, getting rid of all the boy stuff, and all the maternity. Kind of sad...

Lost 2 pounds this week. I've been working hard on the "food intake". NOT dieting, just changing some bad habits. Slowly but surely I will get back to my normal self.

O.k. That's about it for now. I swear adding this fourth baby has seriously affected my online time. Hopefully I'll get more organized as time goes on!

Wishing you great things, why not? You SO DESERVE it.