Thursday, November 25, 2010

thanksgiving 2010 thank you notes.

dear home,

thank you for being ours. thank you for your big spacious yard. thank you for your big spacious rooms and closets. thank you for your great kitchen (especially the cabinet space and huge pantry). thank you for inviting us in and welcoming us with such great spirit. i, we, love you. thank you.

with much fondness,

dear layton construction,

thank you for laying-off my husband. it truly was a blessing in disguise.


dear big-d,

thank you for hiring my husband. thanks for seeing his talent.

even more sincerely,

dear epidural,

i love you.

love and much affection,

dear lifeflight and accompanying nurses,

thank you for saving my baby's life. my heart always skips a beat or two when i hear a helicopter over head. thankful that mine made it.


dear pcmc (primary children's medical center)

thank you for healing my baby. she is most beautiful.

with a heart so full,

dear new neighborhood,

thank you for giving my kids a great and safe place to play. they are so happy here and we are so glad.

happy mom,

dear half-coke half-diet coke,

thanks for all the comfort and peace this year. i couldn't have done it without you!

really addicted,

Monday, November 15, 2010

so i was thinking...

.i have a new awesome craproom
.aka craftroom
.although it could mean bathroom
.and i have a new one, actually 2.5, of those as well
.in fact, i have a whole new house
.that shawn bought with his own money
.for me
.and the kids, i suppose
.and for himself, too
.we bought it almost a month ago
.i am very happy
.in fact, i love it here
.in kaysville
.yes, that is davis county!
.i can hardly believe it myself
.it's not another state, mom

Friday, October 08, 2010

a boy and his dog

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yes, this is truly how mikey and tucker fell asleep last night.

we finally moved mikey after about two hours.

and he left a big ol' glob of drool on him.
that would be mikey on tucker. yummy.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

to do list for friday, sept 17th

wht i NEED to do:

clean kitchen
clean family room
clean dining room
clean bedrroom
clean bathroom
clean allie's room
(because she can't mess it up, so it must be my mess).
do the dishes
do laundry
and more laundry
and even more laundry
clean myself
(you know, take a shower)
clean the babe

what i WANT to do:
get a coke
take a nap

what i am ACTUALLY doing:
blogging about it

very productive.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

sweet allie jane

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i can't believe she is already six months old.

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she really is such a happy baby.

i think she looks just like anna did (i wish i had some pictures to put up and compare, but those were the days of my 35mm camera and i am just not technological enough to scan them in myself).

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she loves her excersaucer.

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she loves baby fruits (not mikey).

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she is still toothless (which i am glad about).

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she is a bit of a momma's girl (new thing for me)...but she always smiles for daddy.

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happy 1st half-birthday, my sweet baby girl! i love you!

Monday, September 06, 2010

just for your information

i have a button on the side.

it's important.

my little sis and hubby are trying to expand their family.

they would love to adopt.

so, please. spread the word.

i don't think you would get better parents than these two.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

and how hungwee ah you?

mikey: "mom, i am stahhving! i weally need a booffay."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

birthday boy!

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i can hardly believe that my baby boy is eight!

eight years ago i was in heaven (really just cottonwood hospital with a nice epidural and ice chips).

and eight years ago i got the sweetest boy a mom could ask for.

mikey is smart, handsome, athletic, loving.

he is a thinker...wants to know the why and how.

he is thoughtful...especially in his prayers.

he plays hard, really hard.

he loves his cookies and cakes.

he used to be a quiet boy. and we were worried...but not now.

i LOVE this boy and i am glad he's mine.

happy birthday, mikey!

Friday, June 25, 2010

just cause she's so cute

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i love, love, love her little face!

and yes, i know the flower is larger than her head. so is my boob. she's used to it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

made it in the paper

so the kidlets ran a 1-mile race in mesquite with grandpa and grandma on memorial day.

they made the paper--virgin valley times.

anna is #623 and mikey is standing next to her in the utah hat.

they both came in second it their age groups.

mikey even had a couple of pit stops at the slides.

good job, kids.

ps. apparently they take after their dad in this area.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

so cute...

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she has found her thumb. and she LOVES it.
and i think it is so cute.

but will it be cute in years to come?

i can cut a slit in the binky and say it's broken (that's what i did for mikey) and be done with it.

but i can't very well cut off the thumb.

oh well.

it's still cute for now.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

how embarassing, but really kinda funny

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shawn found some old fertilizer in the garage.

he could not find a spreader thingy.

so he did it by hand. not even knowing if the fertilier was still good.

apparently it works great.

but only on the spots where it landed.

you could write obsenities in people's lawn if they made you really mad.

but i would never do that.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

time to get my butt in gear...

anna and mikey had track & field today (obviously shawn's doing). immediately after she had activity days.

we stopped at home so she could change.

i told her to put on more deodorant. she told me she already did. i told her she should always put it on after she works out.

"do you put it on after you work out?" she asked.

"yes i do" i replied.

then she asked, "well, do you workout?"

i replied emphatically, "yes i do."

or i used to. and maybe i will soon.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

she's got solutions to everything...

anna was helping me bath allie this morning. she got talking about how hard it would be to have twins.

"two of everything, mom." and she proceeded to list "and two carseats, oh and two cribs."

and then she pauses.

"oh, i know. one of the babies could be nocturnal."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

today's allie

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so i know it's been a while. a long while. but most of you have been kept up-to-date with all the goings on (if not, too bad). so i am just going to start from here and maybe or maybe not add goings-on from before. did you get that (if not, too bad).

allie is doing so good. i can't hardly believe that i got myself a baby. and a super-cute one at that.

anna and mikey love, love, love her. and i am so glad.

things are just going good. no, great. i have been so blessed. thank you all for your prayers, and love, and goodness. thank you.

there were never such devoted....

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Friday, March 05, 2010

randomness from an overly tired super pregnant crazy lady

*pam had her baby
*i want to have mine
*i am so done with snow
*and look at it outside
*i got a cold
*and last night was the crappiest sleep i've ever had
*mikey thinks he can wear two different boots to school today
*i almost don't care
*if i were pregnant with mikey, he would be born today
*he was 15 days early...see my reasoning?
*if not, oh well. too bad for you.
*alice thinks the crib is her new bed
*now i have to wash the bedding again
*at least tucker can't get into the crib
i think mikey's matches to his boots are in the backyard, covered with snow.
*does anyone want to break my water?
*i have a crochet hook somewhere.
*i don't think i can reach myself.
*but maybe...
*we still don't have a name
*we haven't even talked about it for a long time
*i am really hoping for inspiration
*maybe she will come out with one of those sticker name tags that reads "hello my name is...." and it will be filled out
*that would be nice
*really nice
*when i cough, i feel like my uterus is going to fall out
*and it hurts
*oh well
*life must go on...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

and what feels good to you?

last night mikey actually slept through the night. he usually gets up a least once to pee. and he feels it necessary to come up to my bathroom and announce to me (while i am sleeping) that he has to pee. and he pees. boy, does he pee. and for a long time. and it is always loud.

well, this morning at about 7 am he and anna came running up. anna beat him to the bathroom. and he danced and danced around.

finally, it was his turn.

and i heard, in a sing-song voice with the echo of the pee going into the water, "ahh it feels so go to pee, ahh it feels soooo good to pee."

he was happy. so was i.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

and how are you?

it's tuesday. and i went back to bed after the kids went to school. maybe i should feel bad. but i was tired.

i need to shower. but it takes all my energy and i need to clean.

tucker was hit by a car on friday. he's okay. but we found out yesterday that he has a couple of small fractures that should be surgeried on (can't think today). at a cost of $3000-$6,000. even if shawn had been working for the last 3 months, i don't know that we could afford that for a dog. the vet did say that if surgery is not financially possible, then we can keep him on strict bedrest for 4-6 weeks. funny--that's like keeping anna or mikey on strict bedrest. but that is the route we are going with, it's cheapest.

i've got less than 5 weeks left of pregnancy. i am getting anxious. i want to meet this little baby. plus, i want to be comfortable again. i want to walk without having contractions. and i want to be able to walk and breath at the same time. and i want to be able to move around without feeling like everything inside me is going to come bursting out from between my legs. you know that feeling, don't you? and i want to stop having to pee all the time.

there are a few things i will miss with being pregnant: expectant mother parking spots, sit-n-shops, and feeling the baby move inside. i think that is amazing. really amazing.

i am really wishing i had a magic fairy to come clean. and i really wish the sun would shine. and i need a coke with pebble ice. and also, just a cup of pebble ice. yum.

any guesses on when the new baby burton will be arriving? i prefer march sometime. early march. on an even day. we all have even day birthdays: 22, 14, 4, 28...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

back to work

shawn has a job! temporary, contract work, but a job none-the-less.

and that means i have to go back to work.

like housework.

because i do consider myself a "homemaker". (most of the time, anyway.)

yesterday i played with my mom and sisters in the morning and took a much needed rest in the afternoon.

today, i have worked.

yep, you heard that right.

shawn is no longer around to do the laundry, the dishes, the vacuuming, the dusting, etc.

and i did all those things today (except maybe dusting--just sort of dusted).

he spoiled me while he has been home the last three months. and i mean really spoiled me. he loves me.

so now, i am (mostly) happy to be doing those things again.

but i do miss him. i have no one to go get a coke with me at break time (10am-ish). i have to eat lunch alone. and i have no reason to go back and get in bed when the kids leave in the morning to sleep just a little longer (but i might anyway).

anywho...guess i better start thinking about dinner.


Friday, January 22, 2010

too much free time?

the kidlets have been off track for forever...they finally go back on monday...yeah!

anywho, anna discovered the ipod touch. really i am not that technically aware and i had no idea what it was although i have heard of it, i think.

until last night.

after my trip (by myself) to the store.

anna put together a power point presentation (something else i know little about)entitled:

"the ipod touch: why anna burton should get one"

she then provided me with all the information i needed:

facts--i now know what it is
tech specks--i know it's dimensions, colors it comes in, how many "jiggy-bites" it has, how many photos, songs and videos it can hold.
apps--games, gps, calendar, blah, blah, blah
why she deserves one--she has been very good and she thinks she deserves one.

she even downloaded pictures of one for me to see.

and the last page:

"hope you were convinced. don't forget to donate a $1 in the cup. thank you."

she really needs to get back in school.