Monday, October 26, 2009

New Business

Well it is official we have a business! We got our business license on Friday and the keys to the office. We moved all of our office furniture in on Saturday. Thanks to the help of Mike, Gaige, Grandpa Great, Cindy, Jake, Dona, Duane, and my brother Jake, and of course my daddy! They met at the house at 12 pm and loaded the big UHAUL by the time Maddi and I left the babyshower we were able to meet them at the office and Help unload. It was a big job but with all of the help we had it went by pretty quick. After we unloaded everything we all went to dinner and celebrated. Now we just have to put in for program licensing and get some clients! I am very excited about this adventure and will continue to post random updates. Thanks again to everyone who helped!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pre Halloween Activities

Last Friday we took the kids to Days Farm up the street so they could pick out their pumpkins. They could hardly wait and when they saw all of the pumpkins they got so excited that they went from pumpkin to pumpkin saying that they wanted all of them. Gaige finally picked out a big round one that probably weighed as much as he did. Maddi picked out a tall oblong one that was about as heavy as she was. This year they are really into Halloween and so excited about all of the different activities you do for it. We also decorated the house.

Sunday we decided to visit Black Island Farms. It was a blast! The kids played in the kiddie area and then got really brave and decided to go down one of the big slides they had there. Gaige and Maddi loved it! We also went through a corn maze and rode a tractor to the pumpkin patch where the kids got to pick out 2 more pumpkins! Needless to say we have more than enough pumpkins to decorate our porch. We had a wonderful time as a family. I would highly recommend this place to any one with big or small children.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gaige and Maddi Double the Trouble


Maddi and Gaige

On Friday my son and daughter decided that while I was taking a quiz and thinking they were behaving they would remove everything out of their room including their beds. When I finally realized that it was way to quiet for the twins to just be playing I got up and went to see what was going on. When asked they told me that they were getting ready to paint their walls. Gaige picked the wall closest to the door and wants it blue and Maddi picked the opposite wall and wants it pink. Then they told me to call daddy and have him bring home paint. Where they learned this I have no clue. But they have decided on the colors and how they want their room arranged. I was hoping that they wouldn't care about rooms and colors for at least another year. Oh well they know what they want. So it looks like we will be painting a blue and pink room I am not sure how it will work but we will figure it out. Its nice to know that they worked together in moving the furniture. Team work is very important.

They are truly growing up too fast. I have been teaching them about money and how to save it in their piggy banks and when we helped my daddy unload the Uhaul (from buying office chairs) my daddy said he owed them and Gaige piped up yeah 2 dollars! My dad thought it was so funny and needless to say they each got 2 dollars. Its amazing how fast they catch on to things. They also told my dad that they would help him move into the new office for 2 dollars. I am sure when the time comes my dad will be fine with that again. They are smart and put a dollar each in the piggy bank so that they could save the other dollar is to spend at the store when we go with grandpa great next week.

Everyday I watch them I can't believe how big they have gotten. They went from little preemie babies to these little toddlers who think they are way bigger than they really are. They are talking more and more everyday and can now count to 5 by their selves, they know most of their colors, animals and the noises they make, and many other things. They love to learn and explore. I am truly blessed that I am able to stay home with them 90 percent of the time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gaige and Me
Maddison playing in her froggy toy box

Gaige and Maddi on the fire engine at the fair

Mike, Gaige, Maddi, and Grandpa Great

I forgot to add more pictures

Sunday, October 11, 2009

September Review

We had a bunch of things going on in the month of September. I am going to start with our big project. We decided to paint the outside of our house and between the prepping and painting it took all most the whole month. It looks very nice now and we can move on to the next project. This summer we have done quite a bit to the outside of our house. We put a fence up out front, leveled and planted a back yard, and painted. Our house is still yellow and white but now there is no chipped paint hanging off of it.

Now for the fun stuff. The first of September my in-laws set up a car show in Kaysville we attended a little late but there was a great turn out and still some cars there! We were late because we had to rescue my Daddy. His car broke down and when I told this to Gaige he said very seriously " Oh Shit MaMa Pa Pa's car is broke.". After saving Pa Pa we made it to the show and Gaige absolutely loved seeing all of the old cars and even saw a couple motorcycles (not part of the show) Maddison enjoyed them too but had more fun being adored by everybody. In fact she told her Grandma that her name was Princess Maddison not just Maddison.

In the Middle of September the twins stayed at my parents for 3days and 2 nights. From what I hear they had a blast. Mike and I went to the salt flats to watch the races. It was great! I can't believe how fast some of those cars went!
Last but not least we went to the State Fair with my Grandpa. It was so much fun the kids were so excited they didn't know what to do. They love animals especially horses. The first thing we did was take them on the pony ride. Maddi told me that she wanted a horse I told her that MaMa didn't have the money for a horse and she told me then her PaPa will buy her one. Its amazing how fast kids catch on to who spoils them and who will tell them no. Gaige loved the MOOO cows he couldn't believe how big they were al l he talked about was the BIG moo cows.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Adventure

My family is starting a new adventure in our lives. We are starting a family business. My daddy is who came up with the idea and we have been working towards this for a while now. Our business is called GMS Counseling and we specialize in Substance Abuse Treatment, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, and many other things. I am very excited about this and Have decided to continue to get my education in Social Work. This will help me contribute more to the business. We had good news this week, we finally have an office for the business now we just have to get our licensing! Gaige and Maddi are very excited because their office has a window that looks out on a pond with ducks (quack quack) and Geese (honk honk) really its not just their office but they seem to think it is. We have a lot of work a head of us but I am looking forward to every minute of it.

I gave in

Okay so I finally have given into blogging. I think this will be the easiest way to keep my friends and family posted on the many things that go on in my family's life. I am not sure how well I will do at this but its worth a try.


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I married Mike in Aug. 05 and in May of 07 I gave birth to our beautiful twins Gaige and Maddison. I am mostly a stay at home mom and love every minute of it. I love life and all of the many blessings I have recieved. I love my family and love to spend as much time with them as I can.