Saturday, March 16, 2013

I'm alive, I swear

It's so weird how I can be a dedicated blogger for years then just stop! I got so busy with my photography that I got out of the habit of blogging because I always felt guilty if I was on the computer and not editing photos etc. Now i'm not booking anyone and haven't been since Christmas, I need to get back into it! I feel guilty since this is my only "journal" of our life. And maybe one day I'll make it into a book...or books. I'm a bit of a procrastinator...

So since Dustin has had his ticket he's been working 24's at work, which has been crazy but I'm used to it now. Which I NEVER thought i'd say! When he's home, he throws off our entire routine and it's almost like, "Um excuse me... get out of my way or don't touch my tv shows!" etc. Speaking of, does anyone else slack off when their husbands home because you expect them to step it up and help? Well I just assume he should take over but that never happens... Whatever.
So this past weekend I got to go on a girls trip with my mom and sisters. Yay! We met up in Southern Alberta and it was BUSY. We put on a baby shower for my cousin Mel, and the next night a baby shower for Kristy, and then the next day was my cousins wedding! I came home more exhausted than when I left! I took the whole day to recuperate. It was definitely nice flying instead of driving. But I decided i'm not a fan of flying alone and next time Dustin and I are going somewhere nice!! We need a vacation SO bad. He's never been on an airplane and I went on my first place last year when I went to Oregon to see my sisters. We are a little sheltered... But while I was gone, Dustin ROCKED being the stay at home parent. Seriously. He had the house cleaned constantly, did the girls hair, laundry, cooked meals, got Jayci and Presley to a bday party, and even took all 4 girls to the ward dance. He's like, "You can get a full time job and i'll stay home with the kids, this is easy! I even have kept the house clean..." Um what are you trying to say?? Trust me dear, the novelty wears off and after a week you'll be saying, "man I don't feel like picking up all day after everyone, or I don't feel like cooking a nice meal that the kids won't even eat..." I think he's just so tired of working every day that this felt like a nice break for him, something totally different and he had fun doing it! But some days, it's not so fun... Like when your two year old locks herself in the bathroom in the dark, or she gets into the bag of sugar and spills it everywhere while eating it by the spoonfuls, or getting up everyday and getting 4 girls to school on time... and I could go on. It gets exhausting yo! I guess i'll just have to leave longer next time...














I honestly don't have much to blog about lately. We have been kind of boring and just taking it one day at a time here to get our goals accomplished and where we want to be in life. We need to buy a house but I think it'll take a little longer than expected, which is fine. I want to be in a good position when we go to buy an 800,000.00 house! I know. Crazy... 

So the latest is i'm trying to plan Kyla and Laken's birthday party. Kyla wants to do a joined party with her, so I was trying to figure out how to work that. I decided to make the party 3 hours long and the first 2 hours will be Laken's and the second 2 hours with be Kyla's. That way they can overlap but still have their individual spotlight for an hour. She picked Hello Kitty theme which honestly is the easiest theme since it's freakin EVERYWHERE right now. Laken loves it too so it works.

Jayci and Presley were having a conversation with me the other day and I asked them how they were twins. They said because they were sisters and that they can feel each others owies... Not sure what that means but I have told them before, so I explained it again and was talking about who was born first etc. Then Jayci said she didn't like it when people mix up their names and everyone does it. Including me! Presley said she didn't like it either. It broke my heart because when I was pregnant with them, I read a book on twins and one of the main things was to make sure they stay as individuals and when people mix them up all the time it can be damaging to them. So i've thought about this a lot since then and worried about when that day would come and so when she said that, I was so stressed about it and felt so bad. It honestly made my stomach churn because I couldn't imagine how annoying it would be to constantly be called someone else and no one ever knowing who you are! I even dreamed about it that night. So I ordered some colored feather hair extensions and decided to cut one of them some bangs. That morning I woke up, came downstairs and said, "ok girls, remember how we talked about how you don't like people mixing you up? I'm going to cut one of you bangs! Who wants them?" Jayci jumped up and yelled "ME!" So we went upstairs and chopped them off. She LOVES them! I also told her teacher how it's bothering them and she is going to make and extra effort to not mix them up. I've also been really good so far since then and haven't mixed them up once! Go me! Good mom points right? Ya right, i'm the worst mom ever, I always get them mixed up! They change constantly and sometimes I honestly have to look hard! Terrible. Who ever said the mom always knows, was wrong! It's more like, the mom knows 75% of the time...


 
Anyways, I have to go cook some supper that they probably won't eat. The twins are the pickiest eaters. Kyla and Laken are awesome but the other two girls are the worst. Oh well, if they don't eat it, they don't eat!

I'll end with a pic of Laken, our wild child... Stop growing!


Until next time... (which won't be as long as the last, I promise... kind of...)





6 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! A post! lol

I can't believe your baby is no longer a baby. Wow.

Great idea about cutting one of the twin's bangs. I had no idea that that would be an issue. Dean had two sets of twin brothers. I couldn't tell one set apart... like ever. I feel bad now. No wonder they would growl at me in disgust. Thanks for sharing that. I will be more careful and sensitive to any set of twins or multiples now. Heck...to anyone for that matter. You are right. Kids want people to KNOW them by name.

P.S. Dean and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary! I know. Shocking. Just had to mention that I have never been on a plane yet in my life either. Not that I think you should wait as long as me. HA HA. But just wanted to empathize with you guys on that one. Never been on a honeymoon yet either. So I guess a plane ride might be in order. Someday. I hope.

Good to hear from you Mindy!

the fellers said...

I TOTALLY know what you mean....Shon has been gone constantly with school & work....and the same thing happens when he's off for summer vaca....I'm all, you're throwing me off! AND, everything is a mess, because I think, if he's home, he can help, but nothing ever gets done, OR, I want to chill with him, so I become super lazy! :(
And I always come home when I'm gone & Shons in charge, & think, "how did he do it SO well?!?"

Keep blogging!!

Dennis Peyton said...

i love your blogs. i expect dennis to help out too on days off :) glad u got to see your sisters and mom :))

Dennis Peyton said...

that was me Alison not Dennis lol

Kelli Olsen said...

Nice to have you back! Jayci looks very cute with bangs. Great idea for helping other's be able to tell them apart. Don't feel too bad. I don't have any twins and I rarely get my kids names right the first time. I'm always mixing them up.

Jennie Holt said...

I agree I cannot clean when the hubby is home! he is just in the way! ha ha and seriously your girls are SO cute! can't believe how big Laken is! she is SO adorable!!!

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