Saturday, July 25, 2009

We are finally settled

We are finally in our house here in Rawlins Wyoming. My sister came down last week and helped me get the kitchen, family room and the bedrooms all unpacked and decorated!! The downstairs were the toys and craft room are is still a mess, but that will come. It is a cute old house. It fits our needs!! We have like living here.

We saw a buck and a doe in our back yard eating the trees. There are tons of little bunnies everywhere that the kids like to chase. Kate made a little friend named Timbree that she loves playing with. It is nice to be together again. Now all I need to do is find the cord to my camera and I can post some pictures!!

Also on a side note...only in Wyoming can you drive down the road and get a flat tire by running over a 22 bullet. Yes that happened to me last Thursday. I never saw it coming.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


There are alot of changes going on in my life right now. I am just about going crazy because I feel like I can't control anything in my life right now. I feel like I am on for the ride and everybody else has say in where my life will go and when I get to go there but me. As most of you know Jake has been working in Wyoming for about 6 months now. We have not lived together for SIX MONTHS. It has really been stressful. Our house had many offers on it but only a few that were even worth looking at. Then we accepted one and had to wait two months only for them to get denied. We started over. Lucky for us three days after being on the market we got another offer that we accepted and a month later we FINALLY closed!!!
Then we found a awesome house in Lander that we loved. After two months dealing with that we got denied the loan because the house had a Cistern instead of a well. (a cistern is a huge tank that holds water for your household use). That has been really frustrating. So now we were back to square one.
Jake and I did alot of calling and looked at a few places that just did not feel right. Then yesterday we found a house in Rawlins that we are really excited about. We get to move this weekend and after living out of a suitcase for a little over a month we get to live together again!! Thanks to my in-laws that let my family invaded their home for the last month.

So after all that has happened I needed to change something in my life, something that I could control that min. Something that nobody else had a say on when I needed to do it or what I could do. So I decided to change my hair. I have NEVER been a brunette before. I was a toe head when I was little and dyed it when it started to change to a dirty yellow. I love it though. Jake has not seen it yet so we will see what he thinks but I love it and mostly because nobody else could be in charge of my hair only me. So for this brief moment I had control!!!

On a side note Jake's awesome brother Creed got his mission call to the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission. He leaves November 4. We are so excited for him and know that he will do well there and will love it. We love you Creed!

Monday, July 6, 2009


So today Kate came into the bathroom while I was getting ready...she looked at me and said

Kate: are you and daddy going to have another baby?
Me: No not right now....Why?
Kate: Because it looks like you are

I think it is time to start on that diet thing again......hummm

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Raging Waters and fireworks

Yesterday we went to raging waters with Jake family. It was so much fun and it was perfect weather. We played all day in the water going down slides and splashing in the wave pool. Tagg, Kate and Harvey would not get out of the water. They are little fish. It was so fun to be able to spend an extra day with daddy.
After the water we came home and took some much needed naps. Then called Mama and Papa Leetham to come up for dinner and fireworks. The fireworks were awesome!! Though none of the children but Grey would even watch them. Kate and Tagg hid under blankets, Harvey went in the house and Grey just sat there and watched. He loved it!!
Kate being brave and going down the slide
Making a big splash

Tagg loved watching Kate go down the slide from this dinosaur
Harvey loving the water with his dad

Tagg Playing with the tube
Tagg and Jake.
Kate strutting her stuff
Yeah fireworks!!!