Today is a big day for our family. We are getting Erin and Autumn sealed to us in the St.George Temple. I'm so happy to have these 2 precious girls sealed to us for time and eternity. I'm thankful Heavenly Father has prepared the way for us. He is so mindful of me and my family.
I know it has been a long time since I posted anything. All is well and everyone is healthy.
Here are some of the things that have happened since the last post...
1. The adoption is complete. Aug 27th we went to court and everything went smooth. The Judge was amazing, and our lawyer did a great job. We changed Erin and Autumn's last name from Warriner to Wyson. They both wanted to change their first names but I happen to like their names so we kept them the same.
The next thing is to go to the Temple and get them sealed to Matt & I. That will be soon.
2. We have decided it is time to try for another baby. I felt the spirit as plain as day telling me it was time. Matt and I knew from the get go we wanted 5 children. We took it to the Temple and we both were reassured of what I was already feeling.
3. I survived another Birthday party. Yay! Autumn turns 10 today. Happy Birthday Autumn!
We celebrated her Birthday on Friday and it turned out to be a great party for her.
4. Davin is a crazy little boy, and he is in to EVERYTHING!
5. I'm ready for Halloween early this year. Plus I only spent $21 on costumes for 4 kids. I love Craigslist.com .
6. We had NO work for a really long time. We actually thought we might lose our house. Then one day the phone rang and it just keeps on ringing. Yay for work!
7. Matt got a new calling. He is the 2ndcounselor in the Elders Quorum.
Well there is a small update of what has been happening in the past few months. I will try and do better in the future with keeping up.
Matt has been trying to adopt Erin & Autumn for over a year now. Mike (my ex) decided he was going to fight it. Well we have heard nothing for at least a year. We finally heard from Kenneth Combs (our lawyer) yesterday. And it was GOOD NEWS! Mike's lawyer did not show up to the Lawyers meeting concerning the adoption, plus Mike moved out of state and left no forwarding address. That is the good news. We can now move forward with the adoption. Mike had his chance to fight and he blew it. Yay! Our family can now move on and we can get Erin and Autumn sealed to us. It looks like it will be about 30 days till the adoption is final.
I went for a little trip up to Ogden over the weekend and took a trip down memory lane. Whenever I would go to Ogden in the past my Mom's house would be my first stop. Well when I got there it was my first stop again. The house was empty. I felt empty. I miss my mom so much. Going to Ogden and seeing everything without her there really hurt. However I did realize just how far I have come. And where I never want to be again.
I love St.George. I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. And I'm so thankful for the promptings, warnings and inspiration I get from the Holy Ghost. I love the Gospel. It feels good.
Today I went on the most amazing adventure. I went and hiked the Subway at Zions. Oh my goodness, It was fantastic! I went with my brother in law and some people from his ward. There were about 12 of us in all. It is a 9.5 mile hike. It took us 7 hours to complete it. There was this part during the hike where you have to travel through water, I knew about this before hand and I also knew that the water was going to be REALLY cold. So I was mentally prepared for what was awaiting me...however my body was not. It was SO cold, words cannot even begin to express it. My body went into shocked mode. All I could think about was getting to the other side and getting out. I was working so hard on swimming, except my whole body went numb almost instantly. It was serioulsy the coolest thing ever. Then I had to repel down a mountain about 10 feet. I have never repeled. I did very good for my 1st time. Then we were inside this beautiful area. I have never seen this part of Zions before. I can not express how great the whole trip was.
I feel so blessed to have been able to go out and hike that beautiful hike. It was so amazing. Matt stayed home and watch the kids so I could go. I can not wait to do it again and I can not wait to do all the other great hikes around here also. I have a feeling me and the family are going to be doing a lot of hiking in the future.
The "R" in California at California Adventure Us with the Mad Hatter and Alice Oh No! My family is in Jail! My beautiful family
We had so much fun! All the kids acted very good. Hailey and Davin were great. I was a little worried about how they might handle the trip, and they handle it great. Matt had a good time which in my mind was so very important cause if he did not enjoy himself he might not be up for and excited about the next vacation. We are already planing out our next Disneyland trip. We also went and spent a few hours at Newport Beach. That was a fun also. The water was too cold to really go swimming but the weather was beautiful. The kids enjoyed running away from the waves as they chased them up the shore. Hailey was chasing around the birds. It was very amusing to watch her running down the beach trying to catch up to the birds. We tried to make a video of it but the batteries died before we could get it. Go figure. I was happy they lasted right up till the end. Now we are home and it's time to unpack! I do not like putting anything away. I'm thankful for our Trip. It was very needed and we had blast.
Today has been such a great day for Autumn. First she went to Snow Canyon High School for field day. She ran in 2 races. The first one she came in first place then she had to run in the 2nd race which was finals. She came 2nd place. So she gets to go to district. She was so excited when she came home form school. She said "Mom, I got second place and I get to go run in District, plus I get to go to Cedar City...for free"! LOL! It was really cute. Erin also did good, she ran 2 races as well. She came in 4th in one and 6th in the other. I'm proud of both of them, and really happy they both tryed so hard.
Also tonight Autumn and I went out to Launa's, my sister-in-laws house, she does the Dixie Children's Choir. Well Autumn tried out and after 3 pitch lesson's she turned to Autumn and said "your in". It was so cool. After the try out Launa and I were outside talking while Autumn played in the yard and she told me that Autumn has an amazing voice. And getting her in to singing so young is really going to be great for her. Autumn has been on cloud 9 all day. It is nice to see my kids happy.
Today we were driving out to my Mother-in-laws house and this is the conversation Hailey and I had, Hailey: I need a big, big, big, big BIG ladder. Me: Why? Hailey: So I can get up to the clouds. Me: You want to go up to the clouds? Why? Hailey: Because they are fluffy and warm.
I just thought it was really cute and wanted to share.
Should we have one more? We were planning on having another one anyways, now the question is, when? Matt & I have been talking about it for a while now. I however was not feeling ready for another baby yet. As I was holding my friends precious 1 day old baby girl (Elizabeth), it happened: I hesitated. I had a thought, I want another baby. WHAT?!?! Can I really be ready for another baby so soon after Davin? I want to enjoy church again and I still have 14 Sundays to go until Davin can even go to nursery. We would definitely need a bigger house. And I'm just now getting happy with my weight. I do not want to start all over again...yet. But I do have this pulling inside of me. I went over and held baby Elizabeth again yesterday, and Alicia said "does that help you get over being baby hungry?" "No" I said. It makes it worse. I want another baby. *sigh*
I know, it's been awhile since I have written anything. My life is pretty much the same. Wake up, take care of the kids, feed the family and go to bed. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do. There is just nothing exciting to write about.
I entered Davin in a horsing around photo contest and he is one of the finalist. So I'm asking everyone for a favor. Will you go to 5minutesformom.com and scroll down to the Horsing around finalist section and vote for him. He is #15. Thank you.
As I watch Davin go around the house and get into everything, I realized there is not much he slows down for. Today when it came time for his nap, I sat down to nurse him just like I always do, and he was still and calm, just like when he was a new baby. Then I started to think about how he is my Mr. Go-Go. He is such a busy little boy and the only cuddle time I have with him right now is when I nurse him. Well on Feb 18th he will be 14 months and I was planning on not nursing after 14 months. *sigh* However I do not know if I'm ready to lose that time with my precious son. Hailey has always loved to cuddle me and she still does, So It was easy for me to stop nursing her. I will miss that time at nap times and bed times, cuddling my son. Actually getting to hold him and not having him try to wiggle out of my arms for that toy sitting just out of reach. I already feel like he is growing up and will not need me the same way.
Today I got up to go running. As I left the house I thought about taking my phone, but I changed my mind because I have never needed it any other time I took it. Well that was the mistake of the day. After Liz and I were done running we were standing there talking and I could hear a truck coming up the road and said that sounds like Matt's truck. Sure enough it was. He was white and panicked. He said something happened and I needed to follow him. I saw both Hailey and Davin in the truck with him so I did not know what to think, however I knew something was wrong because Matt does NOT ever act like that unless it is an emergency. I jumped in my van and tried to follow him but he was so fast. I ended up losing him.
So I drove home hoping that is where he went and I figured I could at least pick up my phone and call him. Well when I got home I saw blood everywhere, and a lot of it. So then I panicked. I tried calling Matt's phone and I got no answer. I was yelling in the car "where in the heck did you go?!" "Where are you?!" Finally I stopped and said "Heavenly Father please help me, where can I find them?" And just like that I knew where to go, The Insta Care. I called Liz and she was already heading to the hospital and I told her I was going to the Insta Care.
So as soon as the Insta care was in sight I could already see Matt's truck. I called Liz back and told her he was there. As I pulled into the parking lot Liz called me and said "He is going to be fine everything is ok." I said "He, it's my baby?" Matt had just got off the phone with her and he told her Davin was ok. As I got in the building I could see Hailey crying and Davin with a bandage on top of his head. Blood was all over him. Liz came to the Insta Care and was there with me when the Doctor looked at his head. Thankfully they did not think he needed stitches, but they were concerned about a concussion. They told me to watch him close for the next few hours and if he started throwing up he needed to go to the E.R. Matt and I sat out in the waiting room and he told me what happened. We have a big lamp that hangs from our ceiling and it weighs about 15 or more lbs. It's very heavy. My Dad made it out of rock and metal. He said Hailey & Davin were pulling on the cord and pulled it down. The light bulb is what cut Davin's head plus the weight of the lamp hitting him is what did the damage. Matt said it was bleeding so much it scared him. Liz and the Dr. said head wounds bleed a lot. Hailey was a wreck, she was still crying and very upset. We were talking about it, and she told me how scary it was, I kept telling her everything was ok and we just need to be careful not to pull things down and that her & Davin were just playing & it was an accident. When we got home and Hailey and I were walking in the house she said "Mom, I pulled the lamp down." She was so sad. She felt so bad for hurting her brother. I'm proud of her for her honesty. Now the day is almost over and everything is back to normal. No concussion. Davin seems fine, he is still very active and into everything. I'm grateful it was not worse. Matt handled it so good. So that is Davin's first real owie and I'm sure it is not the last.
This is Davin Horsing around in the toilet. He is always messing around in the water. This is a Horsing around contest from 5 minutes for mom . 3 winners will win a new rocking horse from A Rocking horse to love . If you like my photo leave a comment at the 5 minutes for mom link and vote for mine.
This is what I found one evening. Thank goodness I had just cleaned the bathroom earlier that day. He is such a silly boy and is into everything. Seriously...everything. When I picked him up, there was no water left in the toilet. His pajamas and diaper had soaked all the water up. It was funny.
It has been 5 days since Davin has started sleeping in his own bed. It was very hard the first night, but it did get easier the following nights. The last 2 nights have been great. Davin is actually sleeping through the night, and he does not cry when I put him in his bed. I have figured out a schedule that works for everyone and is easy to stick to. He is much happier, as am I. Hailey is also still in her bed. She has not given us any problems and made the transition much easier. I'm so thankful for Matt who would not let me give in those first couple of nights. (I wanted to at some of those hard moments) Thank you to everyone for all the encouraging words. It really helped.
I'm a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter. I'm a taxi, a leader, a coach. I'm a maid, an advocate, an example. But foremost, I'm a mother to 4 wonderful children. I have the best husband, who is not only my best friend, he is a great Dad. I love the Gospel, reading to my children & for myself when I have time. I enjoy spending time with my Family and Friends. I like to cook & learn new recipes.