Monday, February 12, 2007


Chelsey turns 17 today!!!!!!!!!


The first picture is me and Chels the day after she was born.
The one below it is of Chels today.

Boy how time flies. We had a big family party last night as Grant ( the young man I hope one day to call my son-in-law ) is flying back home tonight to Oregon. He is going to school there and will be going on his mission in a few mths. He came here Friday to spend the weekend with her. Grant will be happy to go home and not share a room with Chelseys 2 brothers who think he came here just to see them.


Chelseys birth should have been the happiest day of my life. The day she was born I went to the doctor, I had been on bed rest for 14 weeks and today there was no stopping my labor. At least in my book, so I had a neighbor pick up Kenny from school and just take him to her home until I called my mom to go pick him up. She got there late and he decided to walk home. Kenny was hit by a car in a cross walk just before she got there.
Meanwhile I am at the doctors office and have been told today was going to be the day, I was already 6cm and more than ready even though she would be 5 weeks early. I get dressed and then the doctor comes back into the room with a nurse whom I have known for YEARS.
He tells me that she is going to drive me to the hospital. I asked why I can drive. That is when he told me my son had been hit by a car and it was bad.
I come out of the room white as a sheet, my husband was called but he worked an hour away.
The nurse and I get to the hospital before the EMT does and I could hear my son screaming for me on the radio in the ER. My heart was breaking and by now my labor pains were about 10 mins apart when they opened the doors to the ER and I could see and hold my sons hand.
The doctors could not wait for my husband to get there so I had to sign all of the papers for Kenny to go into surgery and maybe have to take his leg off. He was 9 years old!!!!
The car had come to a sliding stop with his legs under her wheels. His legs did not even look like his, there was blood everywhere and all he could do was scream for me to hold him and make them stop touching him!!!!!
His dad came into the ER right behind the doctor that was called in to do surgery on my sons legs and see if they could save them. Dad walked into the room and took one look at all of the blood and hit the floor. We got him into a wheel chair and off Kenny went to surgery. By now I have been in active labor for 2 hours.
I pushed the dad to the labor and delivery floor and got into a room and I undressed, when all at once I felt things change and the baby just dropped and from the way I felt it was to my knees.
I was checked by a nurse and was already 8cm.
20 mins later I was pushing and my husband was looking for someone more qualified to deliver her as he was not!
Chelsey was born just 3 pushes later, with tons of dark brown hair and screaming her head off. She weighed 5 lbs 3 oz 19 inches long.

Kenny did not loss his legs but has had countless surgeries on them, he is about to have a son of his own and feel all of the love, worry, wonder, and glory of having a child of your own.

Chelsey is grown into a beautiful person not just on the outside but also on the inside. I am so proud to be her mom and for all of the joy she has given me. In my daughters eyes I see the woman I always know you would be......
I LOVE YOU CHELSEY BEANS......
Thank You for choosing me to be your Mother.
You are my best friend and will always be my baby girl....



Monday, February 05, 2007


You have heard of the CISCO KID, Chase is the CRISCO KID! Yep, that is Crisco or better yet just plain old shortening he has all over himself.
I really don't want to tell Dusty about this as I will never live it down!

You see My husband THINKS that I am the most amazing person in the world.
When he has the kids for a few hours while I am off doing something, he always tells me when I get home " I don't know how in the hell you do this everyday" So I guess it is time to tell all, well most of my secrets Dusty.

1. The child's gate can be moved from one room to the other. So when I want to clean the kitchen I lock him in the front room. and so forth.

2. Offer to pay the kids to leave you alone for 1 hour and THEY well.

3. Play hard with them in the morning and the little one will take a longer nap. You can even sometimes get a quick one too.

4. Even before the dryer broke, if the wash got piled up, oh yes baby I took it to the MAT and did it, then said I did wash all day, just so you would cook dinner.

5. I have even told you it was homemade pie when it was not, I just bought it took it out of the tin pan and put it in one of mine.

6. Oh and last but not least that homemade strawberry jam you love so much, it too came from the store. It was heated then put in a mason jar and sealed. I am so glad you loved it.

So my love next time you think it is fun to fix my car with BALEING TWINE AND DUCT TAPE I would think twice.

I love you Dust and as you can see I am not perfect, Chase does get into things when I have him. I just am better at burying the clothes. and cleaning up the evidence of the mess.

The best thing about Chase becoming a mess ass of our family is that all of our other kids did the same things, he is just a average 2 year old!