Tuesday, August 31, 2010

what happened in august, yo?

let me tell ya about it. of course, these are just the things that didn't make their very own post.
8.3-kg and the girls went swimming. i actually joined them in the pool, for the first and only time of the summer, after work and then we went to outback steakhouse.
8.5-the girls and i went to olive garden with sandee for lunch. then we went to get a shaved ice and saw shannon and the kids there. it was about time we saw them there. :)
8.6-anne and ryker were supposed to come and help me with the girls by taking them swimming. that was canceled once shattered glass was found in the pool. the pool had to be shut down for a week, right in the heat of summer, until it was all removed. there are some real jerks out there.
8.7-sandee watched the girls for me that day and then i met them all at the races that night. thanks for the help sandee!
8.10-happy birthday kg! happy birthday jenna!
8.11-happy anniversary kris and jer! that night the girls and i shared a free birthday meal at arby's and then we went for shaved ice.
8.12-kg took the girls to the second part of the madison reunion while i worked. i ran to the bank for work and got a shaved ice. that night kg made chicken scallopini for dinner and cheese cake for dessert. it was divine!
8.13-friday the 13th and happy birthday to me! i was born on friday the 13th and this is my 6th birthday on that day.
8.15-we went to my parents to celebrate our birthdays with my family and kg's family. we received some funny cards, cash and a gift card. thanks all!
8.16-we went to buffalo wild wings for dinner and got free birthday cake to take home. that night 'ice cream chris' and his wife watched the girls while we went to kindergarten orientation. he even gave them ice cream! after that the girls and i got free birthday ice cream to go at cold stone. our coupon expired that night so we had to go but we saved it for another night.
8.17-happy birthday adam.
flower spent the day with tianna and her family. i'm sure flower was in heaven because tamarah said the girls played dress-up for hours! they also watched barbie and the magic castle. both tianna and flower have it memorized. tamarah said flower was the dark haired princess in the movie, tianna the blonde. they sang and acted each part perfectly. i wish she would have recorded a snippet of it. i can only imagine those two together! the rest of the day was spent at ivy wild water park. she came home exhausted which is always a good sign of seriously fun play time. we will sure miss tianna when she moves.
8.18-as i was leaving to go to flower's school i felt something in my lower back 'pop' and i was unable to walk. and i was in so much pain. i caved, found a chiropractor in our network, and went that afternoon. i dislike going to new doctors. turns out i knew him! 6 years prior he was part of my cousins practice as my cousin was 'training' him and helping him get started. super nice guy. oh, and my pelvis was completely out. i felt so much better(as good as someone with chronic back pain can feel). because of the pain and inability to chase river around i put out a desperate plea on facebook for help with the girls. jamie and her daughter kylee came to my rescue. i dropped the girls off there before my appointment and picked them up after work and the girls had a blast! thanks guys!
8.19-river was so cute at the clubhouse. she found a barrette and asked me to put it in her hair. she always says, "pretty hair" and hands us barrettes or pony tail holders and we know what than means. then she said, "pitur". i have trained her well in the fact that she wanted me to take a picture of her barrette. :)
except she wouldn't hold still so her face is a little skewed, but you can still see the barrette. too bad she won't leave them in for more than 5 seconds.
that night we finally got anne to babysit for us while we went to ward temple night and golden spoon for dessert. anne did a great job and she is so delightful. the temple was nice. for various reasons i knew i had to go. i needed to go. i begged and pleaded asked kris if she would come and was totally overjoyed happy she obliged. i've been slightly overwhelmed/down lately as i've mentioned. even though kg went, it was nice to have her sitting next to me. half way through the session i heard a very distinctive voice say, 'just do your best' and then a rush of calm came over me and a couple tears streamed down my face. seems so simple but when your in the thick of things, that's hard to remember. i've repeated that phrase a lot lately, especially when i start feeling overwhelmed again and it's helped. it really is all i can do. if it's not good enough there's not much i can do. but i'll feel better knowing i at least did my best.
8.20-kg's brother ryan came over to swim with kg and the girls while i worked. then he came over to our place for dinner. kg made yummy garlic and mushroom chicken and couscous. so delicious!
the girls loved hanging all over ryan and showing off for him.

8.21-laura watched the girls for me while i worked. she brought adam and erina over swimming with the girls and then eventually took them all back to her house. the girls had lots of fun! i then met them at their ward party that night for mexican food. thank you.
8.22-happy birthday val!
i found my wedding ring! i haven't been able to find it since we moved here 2 1/2 years ago. i was also missing a charm bracelet filled with charms from our travels and a couple of cheap but significant items. i was looking through my underwear drawer looking for a bra that might fit since my boobs are shrinking(hallelujah! queue the chorus of singing angels). anyway, i have a pouch in that drawer that holds any $2 bills i've received in the last 10 years as well as a $10 bill from the year i was born. weird i know. when i saw it i was reminded that i received a $2 bill from the theater when i went to see eat, pray, love. i haven't looked in there for a while(2 1/2 years) so instead of just shoving the bill inside, i decided to take a gander and low and behold, all those things i haven't seen in a couple of years were there hiding amongst the bills! yippee! it was a nice walk down memory lane. apparently when we moved i thought that would be a safe place for the ring and other items and i was right. they were safe.
8.25-happy birthday ashton!
that evening kg went to the temple with the youth in the ward. he had some neat experiences. the girls and i went to sturgill's to take matty some birthday cookies and balloons, and jenna some get well balloons. we enjoyed some much needed, relaxing time outside with kris!

every 3 seconds the girls would say, "mom, mom, mom, watch this, watch this" we could barely have a converation and pretty much gave up so it was at this point that kris yells, "look at me, look at me, i'm scooping poop" i'm still laughing!
it was a little gross how excited flower was to help with that task. :o/
and while the girls ate tomatoes from the garden, me and my pretty toes sat on the steps and enjoyed my views. love it there.
8.26-happy birthday matt!
this was the first day that the girls were watched in the afternoon by emily. she is a gal in our complex. she has three children and she and her husband are really great. his name is kj of all things. to say the girls get confused is an understatement. :) it's time for me to not have the girls at work with me anymore, mostly river. so hopefully this will work out well because it's very convenient and the girls had a great time. emily will also feed them dinner on the days she has them which is a huge help for me since the girls go to bed at 7 now that school has started. it will just be 2 or 3 days a week depending on kg's days off. even though it's a great situation and will be better for work, it's really hard for me to have someone else watching them. i don't ever want to miss anything. :(
8.27-kristen and cameron came over to play! they went with us to get our final shaved ice for the season. :( i'm already having withdrawals! then we got taco time to go and came home to eat and talk and laugh our tails off. we were watching 'say yes to the dress' and i swear everything is more funny with kristen. i watched the same episode by myself several weeks prior but missed so many great parts! we kept rewinding and laughing. it was great. 'sissy aint gonna like it' will never have the same meaning! 1:00 am came too soon.
8.28-the girls and i met sandee, spencer, kas, jenn, anne and ryker at the saturday market. we had a nice time walking around and chatting. we indulged in some peanut butter fudge.
and sandee's gang indulged in kettle korn.
i then took the girls to laura's while i worked. they had fun playing, jumping on the trampoline and eating cookies! thanks mom!
8.29-sunday, before church, the girls were being so cute. as i was making us breakfast, they came in feeding their babies.
then later they played dress up with kg's and my shirts. :)
after church we all watched 'diary of a whimpy kid' and ate caramel corn. yum.

8.31-the girls were going nuts at work and barb was getting overwhelmed so i took the girls on a quick break to the bank and sonic to get free real fruit slushies thanks to emi. :)
very busy month filled with fun. but now school is in full swing so we are on much more of a routine and it feels good. i'm also feeling better since the temple and my 'me day' on the 23rd. i just need to remember to take care of myself and do my best.

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