Monday, October 10, 2011

lately at our house...

This is kind of a few posts in one, I'm playing blog catch up! We've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly over the past few weeks in our little family.
Today my sister Julie had her little baby girl and I can't wait to meet her! :) Unfortunately me, Brad, June, and Lyla have been sick all weekend so I don't know when I'll be able to go hold little baby girl. I've decided being sick is one of the hardest parts about being a mom- even if you feel terrible you just have to keep taking care of babies and missing out on sleep, who takes care of mommy? I'm such a youngest child/mama's girl.  And I feel so bad for the babies because they feel terrible and probably have no clue why, they just wonder why I'm relentlessly suctioning out their sad little noses.


We still managed to have a nice weekend up in Midway, a delicious lunch at La Jolla Groves, and a little trip to Bountiful just to watch the BYU game. I risked contaminating the ward and went to young womens because it was my last week. I'm going to teach in relief society now, I'll miss young womens, but change is always good and this calling isn't so demanding.
A couple weeks ago I wet up big cottonwood with my mom to check out the old cabin at Solitude, (they want to sell it, anyone want a cabin?) it was BEAUTIFUL up there and we had a yummy lunch at Silverfork.
Conference weekend was nice, but far from relaxing. We had family pictures taken at our house, which meant all in one day I had to have the house clean, outfits for everyone, and I probably needed to shower and maybe even blow-dry my hair. 
We also reached a climax of craziness with our new tenant, who is out of her mind. She's been living in our apartment for over a month now and her and the sketchy guys that stay with her have been smoking from day one and seem to enjoy being a general pain in the rear-end.  I've tried to talk reasonably with her about how it's violating the contract and I don't want my babies exposed to any more second hand smoke, but she just lies to our faces and I keep finding cigarettes outside and smelling smoke. Over conference weekend her parents came and said they were going to move her out because she couldn't pay rent and was in jail. We changed the locks, but then she made bail and came  back with fury and the police came to our house during priesthood session and all craziness broke loose. We are now in the process of evicting her which seems to be what she wanted all along (she won't pay rent and the court system can take months to work out) It is crazy how few rights landlords have... I pretty much break out in anger hives just thinking about our tenant. Once she's gone I think my landlord days may be over. I guess we'll have to open up the studio apartment into an amazing master bedroom. It could be worse, sigh. ;)   We'll see about the whole master bedroom thing, Brad's still dead set on not re-doing more of our icky bathroom...

Back to a big positive- a few weeks ago Zinch (Brad, Mick, and Sid's company) sold to Chegg- so exciting!  It's pretty amazing that something that was just an idea grew into a profitable international company that did exactly what Brad always dreamed it would! I'm happy for Brad. Being an entrepreneur is a crazy thing, you have to risk so much. Brad put a lot of his time and money into this idea, hoping it would work, fighting past the speed bumps- I wasn't around for all of it, but I know the story and what it means to Brad. I love hearing all the radom business ideas he comes up with every couple days. He has a room of whiteboards in our house where he writes stuff out, it's like a beautiful mind. I seriously think he should be an idea man for a huge company just like that Norman character from the hudsucker proxy.  The sale was kinda a big deal, so I decided to use a groupon thingy we had for la caille and made a reservation. Brad was in the mood to see a movie so instead we celebrated by watching a hot, skinny girl kill everyone. (Columbiana)  Brad really seemed like he just wanted to celebrate with his Zinch peeps, but it's not MY fault I wasn't around from the beginning of it!
 With the big sale, Brad's current job, BYU football, and side projects he's been a busy man. I've sorta been unnerved as of late. I feel like I'm turning into one of those frazzled loose cannon type moms. Times are getting wild. The girls are my favorite, it's awesome they're doing so much and so curious about the world...BUT it's getting hard with all the mobility.  For example, on separate days they've both gotten stuck under their cribs, they find and eat very random things (like post-it notes) if they're out of my view for a split-second. They get way jealous of each other and are mad if they aren't the one being held or fed.  They also play together more and amaze me daily that they keep getting cuter & more fun!
Oh, and I worked-out for the first time in like a year and a half, it was pretty fun! I was intimidated heading to a new place to try out a zumba class- I was happy to discover after so long I blended right it and it wasn't the embarrassing situation I'd imagined.

3 comments:

LL said...

I LOVE those two little faces-I can't look at a picture of them without smiling!
Hooray for Julie--I didn't know she was expecting. What did she name her? Very exciting!!

Emma said...

so glad zumba went well, i love zumba but i'm too scared to try it anywhere but home. i need to get over it asap, i'm sure it is much more fun with a group! your twins are the cutest, i love love loved that pic of them in target.

also, we moved to springville at the beginning of the summer! it's been crazy with me working in springville, but we are saving for a house so it will be worth it in the end. plus, my parents live in murray so i stay with them when i'm working a bunch of days in a row. it sucks but it works :)

Bethany said...

Your girls are growing cuter each day! Just saw your comment on my much neglected blog -- married life is wonderful. Hoping to get back into the routine of blogging more now - but have enjoyed being offline & settling into marriage!

Am also hoping that one day, in the not so terribly long future, that I may join you in your mommyhood blogs!

(And, while I understand if you don't, please consider including me if you go private again!)

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