Friday, July 22, 2016

1 in 1000

A super fun Fisher fact:
Sometime while he was in utero Fisher tied a knot in his umbilical cord!
My doctor was truly fascinated by it, I was truly fascinated with Fisher.

How could you not be instantly in love with those jowls?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fisher 3

I love his hallelujah arms, his I love you hand which almost a rock on hand 
and the fact he is sucking on his lower lip!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mr Blue Sky

Fisher Isaac Thompson
Mr Blue Sky!
7 lbs 15 oz, 20 inches

On June 17 2016 we welcomed Fisher into our family!
We fell instantly in love.

He is named Fisher after my Grandpa Fisher, my mother's father.
Isaac partly because I love the name and the meaning and 
partly because he is my son who we had in our old age ;)
and we waited along time for him to join our family!

His entry into the world was completely normal and insanely wonderful.
I was induced at 38 weeks, which was the only perk of having gestational diabetes,
which we jokingly called babybetes.

My labor only lasted about 6 hours and once Fisher was handed to me he
cried for a good 2 and a half hours!
I was afraid he came out with colic and for the next foreseeable future
he would be crying and I was pretty sure I would be crying right along with him. 
Luckily my fears where unfounded and he is a wonderful baby.

The night of his birth we had lots of family and friends visit,
which I loved!
My favorite was when my other kids got to meet their new brother!
Lauren thanked me for having him.
Dallin was in the hospital because his meds were getting changed
and Mike still wasn't home from his group home.
It broke my heart not having them there and the fact that my mom was missing!
I may have had a good cry about it in the early morning hours
 as I held my fresh from heaven baby boy.

Dallin meet him when he was 4 days old and Mike when he was a month.

I am so grateful to once again be a new mom!
He has healed my heart in so many ways.
He is a little piece of heaven.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Way To Go, Mom Moment!

Tonight I feel mom regret, we've all felt it.

Milo and Evie destroyed the bathroom!
Hairspray on the mirror, blush all over the sink, toilet and Milo's cheeks,
water all over the floor!
They're bigger now and so I don't feel like I have to stand guard over them!
So I sat and looked at pinterest and homes for sale, while they played mayhem and foolishness.
I quickly washed hair and scolded because I can multitask.
I cleaned the bathroom and went to change over the laundry to find wet laundry on the floor because
why wait for the dryer to be done when you can throw them on the ground and
wash what you want!
Needless to say this was the finally straw and I threw a fit!
I yelled and admonished and sent everyone to bed!
Milo and Evie asked for their bedtime stories, foolish children you get
no bedtime stories when you destroy my home!

Everyone went to bed sad, and I sadly write this post.

I am tired and drained and feel completely empty.
Which is why I flipped out and forgot what was important.
My children feel asleep with their last interaction with me yelling!
There was no scriptures or prayer and no bedtime story and no kiss.

Is it okay to destroy the bathroom?  Heck No!
Is it okay to dump out the wet laundry? Double Heck No!
Is it okay for me to flip out?  Triple Heck No!

I should have had Milo and Evie help me clean up their mess and then had them help with
something in the morning to make up for the time they cost me.
I should have called down my older ones and taught them proper laundry etiquette,
then put them in charge of making sure the wet laundry was rewashed, dried and folded.  

Instead I did all the work grudgingly and now fell even more tired, drained and empty.
Plus I added a nice helping of mom guilt!

I know how I should have handled the evening.
I'm not going to beat myself up to much over it.  I'll allow a healthy amount of guilt
to help lead me to better behavior in the future. 
I'll apologies and talk to them about what each of us should have done
and if I'm smart I'll share a quick thought on repentance and our loving Savior.

Goodnight all and here's to the morning!
Which makes everything a little nicer and clearer!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Menu Thursday!

It's been a while Menu Thursday!
My Whole 30 starts on Monday!!!!
So technically this is menu starts on Monday, but I shop on Saturday and
I thought posting today would give you all a chance to prep and see how do able it is.

1. Spaghetti and Meatballs,
Just make your meatball without breadcrumbs, I promise you won't even miss them!
Swap out the noodles for zucchini noodles.
This meal with price matches should only cost $7
It will only cost me around $3 because I don't need to buy any hamburger!

2. BBQ Chicken Quarters 
with Sweet Potato and Grilled Onion and Bell Pepper,
This meal is only $4.91

3. Chili Verde with Cauliflower Rice
This meal is $7.57

$8.80 for you and $4.82 for me!

5. Taco Salad
$5.47 for you and $3.48 for me.

6. Chicken fajitas

7. Skillet Hash

For everyone local here is your price matching!
Note that somethings on my list are not whole 30,
because we have families and they also need to eat.

Blackberries $0.98
Avocado $0.48
Lemons 3 for $1
Celery $0.88
Grapefruit $0.48

Onion 7 lbs for $0.99
Jalapeno $0.69 lb
Lettuce $0.69
Red Apples $0.50 lb
Green Onion $0.33
Cucumber $0.33
Red Potato $0.50 lb
Chicken Leg Quarters $0.79 lb

Chunky soup $0.99
Bell Pepper $0.50
Crimini Mushroom $2.50
5 lbs Potato $0.99

Frozen Veggies $0.99
Apple Sauce $1.39
Zucchini $0.88 lb
1 lb Mini Carrots $0.99
Cilantro $0.39

Bartoli Pasta $1
Beef Broth $0.50
Can Tomatoes $0.50
Ragu $1 
(the no sugar added Tomato Basil is whole 30)
Peanut Butter $1.25
Chicken of Sea Tuna $0.50
5 dozen Eggs $4.99
Ground Turkey $1.99
Heritage Farm Bacon $1.99

Pork Roast $1.19 lb
Roma Tomato $0.79 lb
Totino's pizza rolls $0.99

Lays chips $2

Sweet potato
Chili Verde Sauce

Let me know if you have any questions!
Enjoy your NEW YEAR!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Whole 30? Why Not?

Have you heard of Whole 30?
Yes it's an elimination diet! Yes it looks hard! Yes it looks like a lot of Benjamin's $$$! 
Is it completely doable on a tight budget?  Heck Yes!

Starting Monday January 5th I will be kicking a Whole 30!
Why not the 1st, like everyone else?
While I'll admit that starting Jan 1st sounds all nice and pretty, but
it has a few flaws for me.  My husband and children will still be on Christmas break and 
don't you feel like Monday is always the best day to start anything?

I've decided to blog through out the process.
Here's why!
1.  Accountability!!!!!!! 

2.  I'm on a tight budget! Like $100 a week to feed my family of 7.
To make this doable in my budget,
I will be price matching at Walmart. :-(.  Such a pain but so worth it.
I will be making my menu from what I price match.
 I will post the menu and grocery list.

3.  It's always funner to do things with a group!
So who's with me?  I'm giving you a week to gear up.
Megan I'm looking at you!

If you're in, leave a comment, email me, text, call.
Let's just do this!  Cheers to health!
Cheers to acting and not being acted upon! 

P.S.  I started a whole 30 back in June,  I lasted about 14 days and than a vaca to California 
got in the way.  Somethings I learned in those 14 days.  
About day 3 is super hard!  I've never been hung over but I think that it must feel something like day 3.
After that it was great,  my mind was clear and I felt amazing.  I lost about 10 lbs in that time and kept it off for about 4 months after.  It's so doable, come on and do it with me.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Lauren turns 12!

My sweet, responsible, joy of a daughter just turned 12!
I don't why but this was so much harder then Dal turning 16!

With turning 12, Lauren is now in the Young Woman's program at our church.
I love how welcoming her new leaders have been.
Her birthday was right before Young Woman's in Excellence.
It was so nice to be able to go with her and see how the girls are working towards 
their YW medallions.  I loved seeing how much they love the Lord and how the leaders and YW
love each other.  Lauren will be in good company.

Lauren is so talented.  She is kind and giving.
She has a way with little children, they all instantly love her!
One day she'll be an amazing mother and wife.
Sometimes I think it her who is raising all of us.
I'm only kinda kidding with that. ;)

Just like her Grandpa Reynolds, Lauren loves the Pepperidge Farm's Coconut Cake!

For dinner she requested Creamy Tortellini Soup!
Go here for recipe
Evie didn't like the burnt lettuce!.

Lauren asked for a party and I was happy to throw her one!

It was super loud and crazy!
It also was wait for it........A party with BOYS!
Which is one reason it was loud and crazy!
Everyone had so much fun they asked to extended it until 10 pm!
Because it was a Saturday night and we had Church the next day,
we compromised with 9:45 pm but most left around 10 pm anyways.

To keep Milo and Evie upstairs and out of Lauren's hair,
Justin made a bunch of towers with them.
Each one they would name after a Temple and the top cup would be Angle Moroni!
Then they would knock it down, not sure if I should read to much into that?

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