I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
OK, so Easter was a while ago, but I finally have my computer back, so here are the pics from Easter weekend. We went to Orangeville as usual to spend the weekend with Grandpa Rick and Grandma Debbie. It ended up raining most of the day on Saturday, so we had lunch at the house and then when there was a break in the weather, we drove down to the San Rafael for the traditional Easter Egg Roll. For those of you not from Emery County, we take our Easter eggs and roll them down a hill on the desert til they break. Yes, it is a little goofy, but is so fun. In our family, it always turns ino an egg war, thanks to my Grandma Sitterud who started that. It was pretty cold, but the kids had a blast! (and now Jeff, you are on my blog!)
We had our ultrasound yesterday, and found out we are having another girl! I am really excited, but I don't think anyone is more excited than Aubree. Finally a sister after all these brothers! I can't make a lot of sense out of most of these, but the radiologist told us it is most definitely a girl!
So, we have been tearing out most of our floors in the upstairs of our house, and are getting ready to tile. It is a really great thing. Our house is over 50 years old. I absolutely adore our house, but there are a lot of things that need fixing up. Our hardwood floor was starting to warp and pull apart at the seams. We got a bid on a tile job, and it was not as expensive as we thought, so we decided to use the money from selling our van and redo the floors. Well, in the process of tearing out floors, we had to disconnect our computer. At first , Bruce would bring his laptop home, so I could still check my facebook, blog, etc. Well Saturday, the internet line accidentally got cut, so we have not had internet. At first it was absolutely driving me crazy. But, I discovered that I was getting so much done without the time wasting activity I do on the internet. My goal is that when we get reconnected, to really moniter the time I spend surfing. Will I still be on facebook? Yes. Will I still blog? Yes. I will just try to balance my time better.
This blog is dedicated to celebrating all those ordinary moments that make life so wonderful. I am a mom of 5 beautiful children with one amazing husband. We don't do anything grand, but we love life and each other, and I guess that's all we really need!