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Monday, September 29, 2008

foolin around...with picnik.com

thank you summer~! How fun is this? This is the pic I'm going to use for my headshot's to go with my "resume". whoo whoop! I totally whitened my teeth... and put a border around it. summer. so cool! I cant wait to do more!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

if you want see pics of the cali trip click in post below. they are cute.

"gledtimes" ~~ Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.

"gledtimes" ~~ Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.

Hey one and all!

Ok, I have a LOT of explaining to do about why I havent posted and havent sent out the invites earlier....but I dont think I need to because, isnt it obvious? 18 month old, 5 month old and a 4 year old. wow......
UPDATE:
Josh-started school hes taking 20 units plus he works 2-3 times a week all day.
ME!!! because really isnt that why you want to see the blog? :) We'll lets see: My job is quite diversified...I think thats why I love it. I have learned how to make jam! (and wont do it again unless its necessary, but it was yummy!) I'm going to can peaches on monday... (that will probably be my last time doing that too.....) :) I'm picking a theme for food this week. I was inspired by the movie "under the tuscan sun". My theme for this week is italian. We'll see how that goes.
I'm so tempted to move to europe, Just for a few years. how fun would that be "Christmas at ambyr's this year!" Word to that, I'm down. oh yeah, back to the update.
I recently took a little vacate to CALI with Bailey. We pretty much spent most of our time at disneyland and the...you guessed it. the BEACH. "DA BEACH" You know brah. We only stayed for three days. Ok, I didnt have a car so I couldnt just go and visit people, SORRY. :( Next time.
right, update: I've recently picked up on my driving skills since Bailey has started school and dance. Now thats something cool. I wake up in the morning and try to work out, then shower. After showering the kids are usually coming out of their beds and have their lovely needs. So as Im half dressed with hair wet, I'm changing two poo poos then get two bottles while putting on a movie and getting food for Bailey then I try to get dressed and do my hair while keeping the babies entertained. After I'm ready then I do Baileys hair and help her with her chores. By the time all that happens, I get to play house maid and clean up all the messes that have been made! Then I go to the kitchen to eat and feed sydney, then I take the Bailey to school. come home and do the dishes, After that I usually am ready for a nap. HA! in my dreams. I take Bailey to school. I probably should try to work out in the evenings. After the dishes I take the girls outside and sydney LOVES the park! But she has to ride her "Bi" (bike). That girl can ride! She rides like a 4 year old. no exageration. I'll get it on video. I push little taylor tay in the stoller while I follow sydney. We play at the park and hang out with friends. Then I pick up Bailey from school, put Taylor down for a nap, then feed syd for lunch. Bailey will usually go play or Brooke will come over to our house for craft time before she leaves for school. Then I put sydney to bed for nap. TWO BABIES DOWN...seriously this is my day to a "T" serious routine ya? Then I call bailey in for reading time. Then I send her off to a friends house to play or have her do her own thing. FREE TIME...This is the part of my day where I seriously soak in a few moments of pure homebound freedom. awww... this freedom usually lasts for 1-3 hours. But I usually have to clean a few things. Then I do what Ambyr wants. NOBODY messes with me during my free time. NO ONE! Not even my friends. If they knock on the door and I dont answer, they know that I'm basking in my homebound freedom. when the girls wake up its routine again from there we usually go out for an outing at the park or feed ducks or whatever activity they deem worthy, playing games outside etc.. then I get started on dinner, but I still want them to enjoy the weather and be outside to here comes my second workout of the day (only if I feel good enough) I run back and forth chasing sydney, putting a pot of water on, chase syd again and check on bailey, then check on OPRAH if its on. :) all while holding little taylor tay. around 5 is where it becomes hectic. from 5-7 I want to die. lets be honest here. Josh says he can't believe that getting the kids in bed is such an event! LOL. it seriously takes two people. dinner: isnt that an event in itself... I mean dont you love trying to get one child to eat when they HATE every food except candy? and they complain the WHOLE MEAL. "I dont like it, eww... no I wont eat it..Im not going to...When can I have ice cream?" Ohhhh kaayy. And you know how it is with an 18 month old, there throwing their food across the room! Today for instance I just had to go upstairs to get taylor from bed and Sydney threw a glass bowl across the kitchen and broke it. I accidently left her with one! What an idiot I was! Sometimes I just dont think because when Taylor Cries I get brainwashed and have to get her.
That was fun to clean. back to the nightly "event"
Finally after clean up, daipers, bottles, brush teeth, scriptures, prayer, kisses hugs, crying, I just dont feel like updating the freakin blog. :) if we are lucky all kids will be in bed at 8:30. Then josh and I just look at each other exhausted and I just laugh thinking about it.
Can I just say! I love my life. I love my children. I probably would have a harder time if JOsh wasnt so completely hands on with our chilren. Today I took an hour and a half nap then went to womens conference. I had a splendid evening with my fellow sista's in Zion. :)
We've had so much fun lately doin our thang. Reading all that makes it sound like I'm fishing for complements. but,really, thats my life in a nutshell, for the most part. minus the errands, doctors appointments, school...yadda yadda yadda. But thats the basics of the day. we dont need to get too far into details. :)
So If you are ever wondering what I'm doing. WONDER NO MORE. Thats my life. and I love it! I've never done something thats more challenging. Its worth the laughter, smiles. My heart goes out to all the single mothers out there. I dont know how they do it all. becuase I dont juggle near as many balls as they do and I'm so pooped by the end of the day. I think that as soon as one becomes a mother that one will be pooped for the rest of her life! Starting from the time she concieves.
wow, if youve read all this, thats soo cool. this is for documentary purposes and for you too.
Thats the update. Everyone here is all decked out for halloween already. Lets avoid it PLEASE. that means its going to be cold soon. The weather has been great here! in the low 80's. but super cold in the morning. when I go work out I freeze and blast the heater. I'm excited for when its summer time again. I love music. I can not work out with out it. (random)
Hey so if you have a great italian recipe pray tell. I would love to make it myself! I love to create. We really can create an infinite amount of things. I mean hello, we are daughters of the most creative being ever!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

syd and tay

videocute of Sydney making taylor laugh. sorry the lighting isnt that good. we were watching football but I got bored and this was happening so..awe...I love my life.

I love my Family!

I loved seeing my aunt linda and uncle dale, brennan, zac, chloe, and tanner. A huge void that I have had for a couple of years was finally filled. oh, I wish I could be around my family more.............................mom.. dont think or say anything. :) tanner is so cute and chloe? omg...I cant believe what a gorgeous babe. anyway. Much love much love. Oh, I love them so much. Aunt Linda....wow.. she just does it all. Look at sydney and taylor in the middle...its hard for me to believe that that is MY lifes work. they look like they are the same age...sooo adorable.. oh, bailey is so cute too. Gosh I just... Josh is so gorgeous to me.. wow baby! I love you so much Josh, you are definietely a hero of mine....:) beijing, yoa ming, guo ging ging. for future ref, you think its spelled "gwo"
Brennan, thanks for making this visit happen. I owe it all to you. I love you man.

bailey and the grasshopper

Hey mom, Bailey and I caught a grasshopper. Bailey really wanted it to have air so I gave her a nail but the hammer was in my car and I didnt want to get it out. This is just a quick glimpse in out life. video n

Monday, September 8, 2008

You'll smile and laugh at this ;)

Oh, my sweet sweet little taylor tay. this is when she is so tired, yet, SO HAPPY. video

Thursday, September 4, 2008

for documentation: SYDNEYS "KISS"

July: Josh was sitting on the couch in the family room while Sydney was half way up the stairs behind him. Josh said "Sydney come give daddy kisses?" Sydney looks at Josh and willingly comes down. She walks over to daddy leans in to give him a kiss and even puckers up, only a few inches seperate themselves, and BAM!~ Daddy thought he was getting a kiss, instead she came, she puckered, then slapped daddy right in the face. And as if NOTHING happened she turns around and walks right back up the stairs. LOL. I love you Syd. We both do.

Bunk Bed


You would think putting a bunk bed together wouldnt be such an undaunting task. WRONG. It took Josh almost an hour and a half. there were so many pieces about 25. When josh got home from washing windows this was his task.

wow, as I reread this I can tell how tired I am tonight... incoherent no?

Here is a pic of Josh after the bunk was finihsed.

Before church


Here is Bailey and Sydney just the way I found them as I entered the kitchen right before church. Josh and I were packing bags, making baba's and this is where and how I find them. Bailey is reading out loud the peter pan book but .....saying a completely different story, and with her pencil underlining the sentences.

Sydney has a love for books too and was following along with Bailey.

Sydney picks on Bailey. Its sad but true. Isnt the older sibling suppose to torture the younger one? Well not in the eldredge family. Poor Bailey is crying all day long because sydney pulls her hair. and for no good reason either. Sydney will just come up to bailey and do it. THEN she makes up with her by kissing her.

pooorrr bailey.