Thursday, February 3, 2011

A lot has happened since last time...

Well looks like I am not great at this whole Blog concept. I have not posted since September 9, 2010. It is now February 3, 2011. Well this will be a longer post, but I will recap how the last 5 months have been.
Well in September I don't really think we did much of anything. I was going to school at Steven's Henager still, and we were just working on getting things in order. Jessie was working for SOS Staffing until the 20th of September and that is the day that he officially was working for Autoliv again permanently. And the kids were doing alright.
Well October was a rough month for us. It started ok with lots of fun times with friends, but ended tragically. My grandpa Gary passed away on October 17, 2010 very unexpectedly. It was a very tragic and depressing time for me. Owen lost his BFF, and Oakley was never able to really know him. It was a very hard time, but I am grateful for everyone that helped us through. Granny pretended to be alright, but deep down she is having a very hard time. His funeral was on October 22, 2010 and we went to Golden Corral after for dinner.
I withdrew from Steven's Henager College, and started the process of getting into the DATC for the medical assisting program there.
Halloween was celebrated on the 30th of October in 2010. My mom and her friends put on a cute carnival for all the grandchildren, but unfortunately we had to miss it. Owen spent that whole day being very sick. We even had to take him to the ER. Not a fun ending to the month.
In November we didn't too much of anything really until Thanksgiving. We ate dinner at grandma Donna's house with that side of the family. We visited mom and Joel before going to grandma Donna's where Riley, Shaylynn and Aubrey were there as well. After grandma's house, we headed to Kriss and Larry's to spend some time with the Forbush family. It was a great day because we got to see family, but it was also really hard because it was one of the days that I really really missed grandpa. :(
The day after Thanksgiving was MY BIRTHDAY!!! We spent it with friends and family and had a great time.
The month of November I spent alot of time getting things ready to start school at the DATC. I had to take care of financial aid, testing, and everything else to get me ready for starting school. A few people thought I should wait until the new year to worry about it, but I needed to be getting the ball rolling.
Now December is where things got really busy. I started school at the DATC on the 6th, and I was going to school 5 days a week from 730am until 1pm. Jessie was working swing shift at Autoliv so he would leave the house at 130pm when I got home and work until 1030pm. We hardly ever got to see eachother, until the plant shut down for Christmas.
School kept me busy, but this was a hard month for me. The closer it got to Christmas the more and more I realized that grandpa wasn't around. He would always worry about what we were getting Owen. He liked to always worry about Owen, it was cute.
School got out for Christmas break the day before Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve we put together Owen's new RACE CAR BED! That is what Granny and Grandpa bought him for Christmas and he loves it. It was a pretty emotional day for me, but we got through it. That night we went to grandma Donna's for the family party where Colten surprised Amy with a little visit. That was so nice!! We played the universal gift game where I got a new crock pot (that makes 4) and Jessie got a Jerky making kit. The kids didn't do their gift exchange this year, so we took Owen a set of cars to open. He loves cars. After grandma's, we went to mom and Joels to open presents and spend some time with them. That was nice too.
Christmas morning was spent at dad and Julie's house where we opened presents and just spent time together. Granny came, but it was very very hard for her. She got very upset and had a rough day. After we opened presents there we headed out to Kriss and Larry's house. We opened presents there and ate an amazing dinner. Kody bought the kids a snowmobile, and they loved it!! Tyler bought Oakley the CUTEST COAT EVER!! and Me and Jessie we very lucky because we got to watch our kids be so happy. It was another rough day for me, but it was good to just be around all the family.
The week between Christmas and New Years we just spent a lot of time as a family and we went shopping to use all of our gift cards and Christmas money.
New Years Eve we just stayed home and played games and watched tv. It was a quiet night, but it was tons of fun.
New Years Day we hung out at home then that night we went to Megan, Justin, and Jackie's house and got to spend time with some amazing friends! That night the girl's decided on a night that we were going to get together to do crafts, eat yummy dinner, and do pedicures. We decided on the 15th of January.....And that night was a blast!!
January was filled with lots of school, and tons of doctor's appointments for me. I had 2 procedures done one of which came back normal and the other is where they found a few things. (I will be following up with the doctor tomorrow)
Today is February 3rd, 2011, Oakley turns 1 on Saturday. We are doing everything possible to get ready for her birthday parties, and all the fun that comes with that. We plan on spending tomorrow as a family doing fun things and then a small party for her with Jessie's family. Saturday will be the party with our friends and my mom's side of the family. And Sunday is Superbowl and her party with my dad's side of the family. What a busy weekend.
Will keep you posted more frequently and will post some new pictures soon too!!!

Much Love to you all


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