Friday, June 28, 2013

From the mouth of my babes (fathers day cont.)

These are questionnaires I did with the kids for Jeff for Father's Day. It was so much fun asking them the questions! Every answer is straight from there little mouths, and I did not alter anything! I love these so much! 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Father's Day 2013

This year we did Father's day a little different. We celebrated a week earlier. Since I knew we'd be spending father's day at Allison's graduation, I wanted to do something special. And knowing that the week before Father's day we wouldn't be spending much time as a family with all the chaos going on for Taylor's wedding.... I decided to surprise Jeff with a day trip to the beach! So Saturday night, the kids revealed the surprise! I cleared Jeff of any church meetings, and I got a sub for my Sunday School class. Sunday morning we took off for Lincoln City!
I did little questionnaires with the kids, and they gave them to Jeff before we left.
The weather was GORGEOUS!! Not a cloud in the sky. However, being the Oregon Coast, it was INSANELY windy, thus making it pretty cold. It was pretty dang annoying, since sand would fly into our eyes at any given second. Making lunch was almost near impossible. It was pretty miserable. The kids didn't seem to mind too much though. Cohen still ran through the water!

 At around 3pm, Jeff remembered Devils Lake. DUH! So we packed up and took off about 1/2 mile from where we were at the beach, to the Lake. There was a NIGHT AND DAY difference in the weather! Still gorgeous sky, but NO WIND!! it was awesome!! So the kids actually got to get in their swimsuits and prance around in the water! Oh man, it was great!! We had so much fun!

It was an absolutely perfect day. I enjoyed every little bit of it with my cute little family of four. It was so special spending that time with Cohen & Molly.

I am so thankful for Jeff, and what an amazing Dad he is to our precious kids. He has also gone above and beyond these last few months with me getting so large and unable to do much! My kids are so lucky!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

I'm ready, why can't he?!

So I am totally ready for this baby to come. But I guess this little guy has a different agenda. I have 2 days left til my due date. My midwife keeps telling me he's already big and going to be at least 9 pounds... So he's physically ready to come out! :) If this is his way of testing my patience... That's not nice. 

Things I'm excited for:
- first and foremost... To not have heartburn. Never ever again. (Well until the next baby, if.)
- to sleep on my stomach
- walk up stairs without having to pass out.
- be able to bend over to pick something up. 
- have my skinny ankles back.
- to go running!!
- to not be so hot & sweaty alllllll the time.
- and I suppose I'm excited to snuggle my new babe! ;)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Great weather, great friends

(I just figured out how to post from my phone! So we'll see how this works!)

With great weather, comes great fun! And I'm so thankful we have such wonderful friends, for not just me ;) but for my kids! We have been having a blast park hopping the last few weeks... And it's not even Summer!! 

It has been so fun having my kids be at an age where they can go on anything, and be so independent! I love their little adventurous minds. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time flies... literally.

There is a lot that will be happening in the next couple weeks. And it's going to fly by. Just like this pregnancy. This pregnancy has by far, gone by the quickest. But it has also been the most challenging. I'm sitting at 37 1/2 weeks pregnant. And it's so hard to believe that within 2 1/2 weeks, we'll add another little babe to this crew of ours. I really can't believe it. REALLY. I feel completely ready as far as clothes, diapers, burp rags, crib, binks, all the fun little baby things.... (I'm almost done with his blanket)..... but it's still so hard to believe I"m going to be responsible for another human being. And I still ask myself daily, "Am I really equipped to be responsible for these children?!" Apparently I am. :)

Monday - Luke & Jenny (and children) will be getting to town from Albuquerque (YAAAAY!!!)
Tuesday - waxing family's faces
Wednesday - Sydney's Temple endowment, with family dinner.
Thursday - nothing :)
Friday - Sealing day! In charge of bride's make-up and flowers at the dinner that night.
Saturday - Graduation dinner for Allison
Sunday - Father's Day & Allison's graduation from PSU
Monday-Sunday - the baby will be making an appearance!

Gah... I'm tired just typing that all out.....

The things that really get me through the day are Cohen and Molly. They are just so excited and happy about everything. They are so excited to see their cousins, they literally can't stand it, they talk about it every hour of every day. And they are so cute about the baby coming. They snuggle and kiss the baby belly, they help name it... Cohen's name he likes is Arthur, and Molly's is Stinky head. Man, how do we choose?! They helped me pick out the baby's new binks at the store, they help me hang the baby clothes... they are going to be such cute older siblings!! I can't wait to see them with the babe.

Now that Jeff has hooked up our AC units in our house, I am ready for this next week to come. :) Man, it's hot out.

The *new* Long Crew blog

So yes, it's been quite awhile since I've posted. When you get far behind, it's really hard to catch back up. So I've decided to take a different approach with this blog. Keep it updated (as much as I can), with less pressure for me. Which means... sadly, less pictures. I am such a visual person. So I LOVE tons and tons of pictures on blogs. But I think that's where I kept getting behind. So from now on, this will be a place where I can dump off my thoughts on to, update those who care, And a place for our family journal. With Facebook and Instagram, I feel like I share all of our pictures on there anyways...So anyhoo.... That's where I'm going with this now. And I'm excited to start fresh with my thoughts on my cute little family. :)