Wednesday, November 6, 2013

night visitor

Oh my gosh.  We had the craziest morning yesterday!  This last week I have been having a bit more anxiety than normal.  One early morning I thought I heard someone go out the side door.  I made Jeremy get up and check.  Another night, neither Jeremy or Kaleb would answer my text messages, for about three to four hours...even until 1-2 am.  I finally called Jeremy at work, woke him up and asked him to DROID Kaleb, who of course was safe.... at Jennie's..... watching a movie.   But, Jeremy didn't get much sleep the rest of that night, and felt horrible the next day at work.  I felt like I was getting a little out of control.  So, early yesterday morning, I woke to a sound of scampering....  I assumed it was out on our deck, but I was pretty certain the window was closed...and there is no way I would have been able to hear anything so loudly.  I have been known to suddenly wake to loud sounds that really don't exist.  I normally would have woken up Jeremy, but after the week we'd had I decided to just deal with it and go to sleep.  I was pretty sure we were safe.  So, I hunkered down and tried to fall back asleep.  About 5 minutes later, Jeremy suddenly jumps up and yells....something just ran over my back!!!  He rationalized that it was probably a moth or something...but I knew better...the rustling I heard on the deck quickly became rustling of our blanket...and I realized something had run across the bed earlier.  eek.  I told Jeremy I was almost positive it wasn't a moth.....We turned on the light...reassured ourselves that there was not still a mouse on our bed, and then I decided to use the restroom--it was about that time....
I go to the toilet room, sit down...and all of a sudden I see a big mouse run from behind the toilet seat  and under the door.  I screamed...of course!! Jeremy jumped up, grabbed a flip flop and started tracking the thing.  I am sure we were quite a sight!  We finally had him what to do?  Jeremy had my make noise so that he wouldn't get away, and guard the room...while he ran out into the shop to find mousetraps....which he couldn't find, since we have about 10 cats...who, incidentally, should have kept the mice out of our house.  Jeremy and I traded places. because I thought I knew where some were...I didn't...but, I did find a rat I brought that in.  we set it right underneath the hole where the mouse was hiding, and went back to bed.  This whole ordeal took about an hour of precious sleep.  ugh!!! After seminary I got sticky traps from Ace, and set a few up when I got home.  I was determined to get that mouse out of our room, and then house for that matter.  This has been the first mouse we have had in the house since we moved in...about 2 years ago.  pretty frustrating, since, like I mentioned earlier, we have an over abundance of cats.  I don't really like cats, but have appreciated their work in keeping the mice out...until now!!!!  ugh.
We survived the night.  Got the mouse out of the house...except I did have to wait for the kids to come home to take it out for me.  I just can't handle mice.  And hopefully we will be a little more careful, and not get more.  ugh!!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Well, since my last post before today was Feb 2012, I have a lot of catching up to do.  I decided I really needed to write a little more today....since I have a lot of catching up to do.  I read from my last post that we were on our way to Idaho, and the boys were on the way to State.  I remember it being a difficult choice to leave the boys on this great occasion, to support Jeremy...but then when all was said and done, I knew I had made the right choice.  Jeremy had planned to take his bike to Idaho, because I would have needed the car to go to State, and he likes any excuse to ride.  But, we surprisingly had bad weather...which could have been very dangerous for him on the bike.  And, even though we all knew Jeremy would do great on his test, he still felt pretty stressed about it.  He did pass, and transitioned easily into his Medic career.  Thankfully, the fd made it work.  We felt very blessed through that whole ordeal.  We even learned later of many blessings that were happening that we were not even aware of.  It was crazy.  And we felt very humbled.  
The boys had their State Experience.  They didn't place, but they did great, and had great fun.  We were real proud of them.  

Before Kaleb turned 16, he never let on that he was interested in girls at all.  But, as soon as he could date, he pretty much constantly had a girlfriend.  He usually only kept them for a few weeks, or months, until Jennie came along.  He asked Genevieve Swanson (a Sophomore) out for Prom, but even before the dance, they were pretty steady, and are still going strong.  

About the time school got out that year, Elijah brought a friend over to hang out.  This friend turned out to be Savannah Lee.  He had asked if he could take her to Prom, because she was feeling bad that she didn't have a date, but since he wasn't 16 yet, it wasn't an option.  He kept saying they were just friends, so it would be cool....but they became pretty inseparable after that first day she came over to 'hang out'....and they are still pretty inseparable.  

It has been awesome and a little scary watching their relationships blossom.  We feel very blessed that they are great young women, who've easily fit into our lives.  

Ok.  I am off for now.  But, hopefully I will add more sooner than later.  

Back at it!

It has been about a year and a half since I have been on my blog.  and it sounds like my goal in my last post was to be a better blogger. can see how well that went.  ;)  Well, lately I have been feeling like I need to get back into blogging.  I have no idea why...and of course, because of my anxious nature...I have lots of speculations why..... but I decided to act on it and start again.  I am going to have to relearn now to use this site...and figure out how to get photos off my phone and onto here...but here I am.  another try.  we will see if I do any better.  

Our lives are soo full...and busy.  We are smack in the middle of teen life, and girlfriends, and sports, and a high school graduate on to bigger and better things, work and church and all the normal things of life, pets and gardening and family. 
It is pretty awesome,
and crazy,
and amazing,
and sometimes sad....
so here I go.......

So, we started seminary this year.  Book of Mormon.  yippee!!!  I have been waiting for three years to teach Book of Mormon, even though I have really enjoyed every year of study and learned allot...but I know the Book of Mormon the most.  And, honestly...I have neglected my Book of Mormon study for the last few years, so I was excited to get engrossed in it again....with a reason besides just for me.  It is like revisiting an old friend.  So awesome.  The church just redid the Seminary manual, and some of the scripture mastery...which is pretty exciting.  Seems like in many ways they simplified the program.  But, I still have a hard time getting the lesson done in the appointed time.  I always have a goal to memorize the scripture mastery with the students.  I have been doing okay, but my memory is getting worse and I hope this helps in some way...working my brain. 

I love my group...just wish all the kids would show up.  It is crazy, when I know it is soo important and can help them so much in this crazy life...but they aren't interested, or willing to make the sacrifice.  But, I will take the kids I have and work with it.  Well, I think this is a good start.  until next time....