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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

hey there. . .it's been a while

I've neglected to post so many things. . .where to begin? Christmas was wonderful. Our girls had a blast and it is so fun to watch them as they begin to make memories of a lifetime. Now, Valentine's Day has passed and the year is zoooming by. Kelsi is loving the 1st grade. She loves to read and has become so good at it. I have a new appreciation for teachers. I registered Kaitlyn for kindergarten and I'm feeling like I may have a tougher time letting go of her than I thought! She has been my little helper for the past few years. I just love her and her sweet spirit. Kennedy keeps us hopping....terrible two's to the max! But she's so dang funny and cute that I love it! Time passes too quickly not to enjoy every second. Kamryn is (holycow!) 6 months old now! Such a sweet little bundle. She fits perfectly in the mix of our life.

Though this year has definitely brought it's share of challenges to Jesse and I, we've been blessed with so much and our love for eachother has only increased. I have everything I could ever want right here with my family....everything else is just frosting!


. . . and if you're not my friend on facebook TELL ME - that's where most of my updates and pics are. I'm making my blog more journal-y. . .in other words. . .boring :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Is Coming, the Goose is Getting Fat!

I L.O.V.E. this time of year! I love the hustle and bustle of the holiday. Receiving Christmas cards in the mail, and mailing ours out, buying gifts for family and friends, the music, fun holiday movies....there is nothing about the month of December that I don't like. Here is a little bit of what we've been up to.




Kennedy had her playschool Christmas program on Thursday. All of the kids were adoreable and sang the cutest songs! Kennedy's favorite part, of course, was the treat afterwards :)


I took the girls to Entz Elementary's annual Reading Under the Stars. Because of the rain, it was moved to the gym. We even got to see the Grinch!!



Val Vista Ward had it's annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning. Kennedy loved the visit from Santa. She ran and cut everyone waiting in line to get on his lap. Kelsi made sure to ask for her IPOD Touch (yeah right) and to "put in her order" for Kaitlyn, who wants nothing to do with Santa's lap as long as she gets the present.








Here is our latest family picture. My girls are growing up so fast and I am constantly reminded and amazed at the great blessing it is to be a mother. I love my family and am so grateful for the joy that we share with eachother.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

To Be...or not To Be...PRIVATE! ahhh...whatever!

K - so I am lazy and have not added many readers to view my private blog. Many have told me that they can no longer view it...sorry if you weren't on my list! Part of me feels like, "who really looks at it anyway?" A lot of you just don't leave comments!! :) I haven't kept up with blogging as much because it's all about Facebook now guys :) But it is a good way to journal so I will post every once in a while.

We just enjoyed a fun October trip to Cali with the Goodman's....Disneyland in the fall is the best! Pics to come...I lost my camera up there so my fab sis in law took all of our pics. It's A-OK though b/c her camera is the best!

{us goodman girlz + steph's 2 cute boys} - {the dad's weren't quick enough to get in the pic!}

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Whew! I'm not insane!!

Life with 4 girls has been great so far! The reality of having 4 under 6 has been looming over me since I found out I was pregnant. I envisioned chaotic days with a messy house and wondered how I would survive. I'm happy to report that things have gone more smoothly than I could have ever hoped for! I've recovered so quickly this time around (I even taught a class at the gym last week!) and I've been able to keep my house clean {relatively speaking}.

Kamryn @ 4 weeks



She sleeps great for a 4 week old...not through the night yet, but I'm able to get a few hours in at a time. I have enjoyed her so much and feel like she is getting so big already! I want to just freeze time with her.


My meltdown gal :o)

My Kennedy Rae has not been a lucky lady since the new addition to our family. Her life has been turned upside down and it's all my fault!! HA...that's just what she would say if she could talk! We have daily meltdowns {thowing, kicking, hitting, screaming) it's not pretty. . . but I know things will get better. I try to spend as much fun time as I can with her and ignore the ugly outbursts. My saving grace has been playschool!! Go Spuhler Sprouts! It has given her something to look forward to. With 2 busy older sisters and a demanding baby, no wonder she feels left out! Plus I get a little break a couple of days a week. BONUS!




Life is good..................Bring it on.................

Monday, August 31, 2009

What an August!

This has definitely been the busiest month of my life! Where to begin? My sweet Kennedy turned 2 on the 16th. She is a little firecracker and will start playschool next month. If you ask her "who is the cutest girl in the world?", she will raise her hand and say, "MEEEE"! She also says, "awesome" and talks a ton. I love this girl!Add Image
Kaitlyn started school on the 17th with Miss Peggy's Preschool. She went last year and loved it. This year she has 4 neighborhood friends that go with her. It will definitley be a fun year!


Of course the most exciting event was this cute little thing!!!
Kamryn Jessi Goodman was born on August 21st. She was 7.08lbs and 19 1/4in long. She looks just like Kaitlyn's baby picture. Kamryn is eating super well and giving me the rest I need! I couldn't ask for a better baby! I am enjoying every second with her.
My nurse made a cute little bow inside of the hospital cap for Kamryn. Super fun!


And lastly, I celebrated my 29th birthday on the 29th of August! Whoo hoo! It was a great day! What more could I possibly ask for than these 4 little darlings!



{Jesse's cousin Brandis took some super sweet newborn pics of Kamryn - I can't wait to see them all. Check out her photo blog!}




























Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1st Grade...Are you kidding me??

Check out this cute girl!






Kelsi was ready for 1st grade...couldn't stop smiling! Ahhhh...watching her walk across the crosswalk by herself was torture. She's such a brave little girl and I adore her to pieces!!!


Aunt Val came over to see Kelsi off. Hope both of you have the best first day ever!!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Fun!

August 8, 2009
I started this post a few weeks ago...finally I can cross it off my list of "to do's" :)
My one and only summer time post - we've been trying to keep busy and have loads of fun before school starts and the baby comes. I think we have succeeded. I can't believe in a couple of days school will be back in session.


It's been a great SUMMER. Here are some highlights...


Grammy G Camp



Every Friday, Grammy G would have the older girls over for a few hours. They kept a journal, made cute flipflops for the 4th of July, read books and even went to the circus! Kelsi and Kaitlyn looked forward to every Friday. The girls are lucky to have such great cousins, aunts and grandma's to look up to.





Greer with the Reed Family


Our vacation with my family was the best. What a perfect way to spend a week while preggo. Cool weather, comfy clothes and lots of relaxation. My dad put together the best games for us all to play....frisbee golf, whiffle ball and some other "made up" games that were tons of fun. My sister Meg brought up her Wii and we found out that Kelsi and Kaitlyn are naturals at bowling. We went for hikes (Jesse took the girls by himself on a super long hike up a mountain...luckily my dad saved them by bringing them back in the golf cart :) Jesse also made homemade pizza for us the first night and found he has another "specialty" besides queso. Delicious!!



(aren't these miniature pics cute? that's what happens when you save them from facebook)


We've swam, hung out with friends and family and really enjoyed being together. And how can I forget??? WICKED!!! My most favorite musical ever...we got to go with Jesse's parents and it was definitley a highlight. My parents took the girls overnight and I had a nice and quiet Saturday morning afterwards. Bummer that I didn't take any pics. We were in a hurry and I had use the restroom before the show! The line was forever; we barely made it!! :)



Here are Kelsi and Kaitlyn getting ready to go see High School Musical at Broadway Palm.

I am sad to see the summer end and for my girls to not be home with me all day. But I am also anxcious for more of a structured schedule and for our new baby! August 21st is the scheduled day, but I'm not expecting her to follow the rules. It's a guessing game as always.


I am super thankful for all of the help I've received from friends and family. I have great examples all around me and I glad my girls have so many wonderful people in their lives.

I love you ALL!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

6 !This Girl is Six! 6







Here are some fun little facts about my Kelsi Leigh!






*She is very excited to be six...she tells everyone she sees that she is six now.



*She is a very sweet girl. Definitely my peacemaker and has the sweetest heart ever!



*Her favorite food is creamy tomato soup from Paradise Bakery...however, her birthday meal of choice was a pancake with strawberries and whip from IHOP.


*Her favorite show is SpongeBob of course!



*She has her daddy's taste in food. Nacho's with lots of sour cream and Pace salsa.



*She loves to sing and dance



*She pretends to be a character from whatever movie she is watching and likes to copy whatever moves they make.



*This girl can stay up late! If I didnt' make her go to sleep she might stay up all night.

Here she is trying out her new rollerblades!!!! Yikes!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yay for Summer!

In my lame attempt to get my blog up to date.......


It's been a whirlwind of events...the last day of school being the best one!!! Kelsi and Kaitlyn both had their end of the year programs. Each one was so fun to watch. They sang the funnest songs and did the craziest dances.



Kelsi was lucky enough to be able to invite three grandma's to her program. She was so proud of herself and looked so cute up there! Her class practices for months and her teacher makes them do everything perfectly! "No coughing, yawning or itching", Kelsi would tell me everyday. They had a big rain of jolly ranchers afterwards for their reward for doing so well.


Kaitlyn learned the hula dance and memorized part of a story as well. She was darling and loves to perform for people. She will be lucky enough to go to the same preschool next year. This little one is the reason for my "break" from the blogging world. She keeps me on my toes! Kennedy climbs on everything! She loves to keep up with her sisters and does too good of a job at it! She has decided that staying in her crib and taking naps are optional. The day after school got out we headed up to Pinedale for a softball tournament. Jesse had some great hits and his team ended up winning the championship. It was a nail biter game and they scored 13 runs in the bottom of the 7th for the win! Good job guys!

Of course the girls loved the mountains and the cabin. We took walks and played on a very cool swing. The field had a little park and big dirt mound right next to it. The girls got dirty and loved every second of it.
Kelsi and her cute cuz Tatum...what little hams! Even after a long day at the fields they were all smiles.

















Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Fun!




HAPPY EASTER!One of Kelsi and Kaitlyn's favorite foods is a hard boiled egg. They were super excited to decorate them but even more excited to eat them all up afterward. Saturday we went to the Annual Goodman Easter Egg Hunt. The little cousins had so much fun scavengering through papa and grammy's backyard to find all of the eggs.




Us adults had even more fun going on our 3 legged egg hunt. I had high hopes for Jesse and I...we were ready to win! Keeping with tradition we came in dead last though ((but still scored 25 bucks)! Congrats to Sunni&Trav for taking home the grand prize...AGAIN!

Kaitlyn was in heaven holding her newest cousin, Dallin. Ignore the weird line going down the pic. I have no idea where that came from! He is a precious, little, doll with hair that I can only dream of having on one of my babys :)

The girls were darling on Sunday in their matching dresses. Thanks to my mom for decking them out...shoes and all! I am actually pretty excited to be able to dress 4 alike next year. Wishing you all a happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

video

Here is a short clip from JesterZ. They asked Jess a series of questions about work, family, hobbies and put it into a little skit. When asked how many kids he had, Jesse said, "3 girls and 4 on the way". Meaning number 4 was on the way. They made me look like octomom -too funny. The old man is supposed to be Jesse jackhammering at work. Hmmm....

Thursday, April 9, 2009

PaRtaY!

I couldn't let Jesse's 30th birthday go by without planning some sort of grand celebration! I made a big sign and taped it to the garage and found a priceless picture {Ill just say, speedo, mission, and pose} and placed it for everyone to see.
On his actual birthday we had dinner at Matta's with my Italian Stallion and his fam.
Love ya, Val! You are the funnest!

All Jesse wanted to do for his party was play HALO on XBOX with his friends. So us girls had fun just chatting it up and hanging out. We will definitley do it again! They had 4 guys in one room and 4 in the other. They could've played all night long. We had Costa Vida salads and Jesse's mom made a fantastic German Chocolate Cake (from scratch!) It looked like a million bucks! After our dinner/XBoX party we took off to JesterZ and met up with some more family. It was such a bummer that we ended up going on a night where the rookies perform and not the actual JesterZ; but it was funny anyway and now we have loads of free passes to go back and see another show. All and all, I think Jesse enjoyed his birthday and has now officially climbed OVER THE HILL!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Look who's turnin' 30!!!











What a STUD! I love you babe - You are one HOT old man!