Saturday, February 28, 2009

J's party went well today. Everyone had a good time, or at least pretended to! :) That's all I ask. haha Grammie and Grampie put out a huge spread of, guac, taquitos, cheese dip and I think there was something else. I made the guac, it was stellar if I do say so myself! Then we had cake and ice cream..wait, I forgot the ice cream at home, we just had cake!

Anyway, he got a huge load of gifts and had a great time playing with everyone. He was a bit sad because his friend, Tyler, didn't make it to his party. But had a good day anyway. Then after the party we took him to Toys R Us to pick out a toy with some of his bday cash. Ash and I sat in the car with Sadie while Chris and J went into shop. They were gone so long I was simply forced to start eating more cake (I was holding the pan on my lap).

THEN on the way home I told Chris I needed a dream home fix, so we came and dropped Sadie off at home and then went back to look at "my" house. He only promised to take me if I wouldn't be distraught afterwards. I promised ;) It was just as beautiful as always, but now it's furnished so it was even more breathtaking..wait is that possible? Well, I guess it was. We stayed there for quite awhile. The kids hadn't seen the house before..they've been gone the other times we went. But, they both loved it. Ash and I have already moved in mentally.

After the house drooling was over, we took the kiddos downtown to the new "sweets shop" in Kuna. J bought lots of retro candy and Ash got a huge bowl of ice cream. They paid with their own money. The owners were very impressed by that.

Then we came home and have been relaxing ever since. Ahhhh, me likey. We're gonna play Apple to Apples right now so I better go. Love you guys!

OH, Matt & Laura leave for Mexico tomorrow (vacation, not mission), please pray they have a safe flight and vacation. Thanks!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I got my picture :) And, look, she's smiling! Yes, that's a smile :) I went down on Friday night and took lots of them. This is the only one that turned out since my camera..well..I'll just refrain from even starting in on my camera. grr Anyhoo, it took a lot of bickering between the two of us (with both of us laughing while bickering) to get the picture consent. But, she finally did. This means, I win! :)

Dad put new carpet in her house, she just loves it. She took me into her room to look at things and when I walked in I saw that Grampa's bed was finally gone. *sigh* She seems ok with it. Said she gave it to Jon & Deanna for Monet to use. I told her the room looked great, and it does. But, it's just different. Like he's truly gone now. Although, his suit still hangs in the closet. She wants me to take the suit. I can't help but wonder if there are nights she takes it out and holds it in her arms, wishing for another moment with Grampa..smelling it, trying to get back to the days when he was wearing that suit, standing next to her. Wishing she could feel his hand on the small of her back again. Wishing she could interlock arms with him as they walked again. Wishing the Lord would take her home so she could see him again.

In other news..the kids have been gone all weekend. It's been great to have time with my hubby. He's such a sweet man, I can't even begin to describe to you how my heart overflows with love for him. Every day gets better and better. I'm truly blessed to be able to wake up next to him every morning. But anyway, yesterday he went to work with me (I only had to go for 3 hours) and after we got there he left to get us Starbucks (hazelnut coffee for him, refresh tea for me, chonga bagels for both..mine with extra cream cheese) and brought it back. Yummy! Then after work we went to Fred Meyer and I got some sunglasses..then onto Walmart to get stuff for J's birthday & got stuff for Easter, too..then to Los Betos to pick up lunch..then on the way home we realized we forgot to get chocolate so we stopped at Walgreens for some yummys. Once we got home we nestled in for a nice day of Damages! My fave tv show for those of you who don't know. Anyway, we'd missed 6 episodes and had them all recorded. We've made it through 5 so far. Chris got called for work, of course, so while he was gone I took a nap. Then later we had dino nuggets and tater tots and salad for dinner :) I know, classy. haha

Ash is home now, just got talking non stop about her weekend..she had a great time! I'll have her blog about that later :)

Well, I better get going. Have a great week guys! Love you.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

dont feel good

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hi prayer buddies!

One of our close family friends is fighting a severe infection and needs your prayers. He is going in for more tests so that the doctors can determine what exactly it is. He and his family are believers and know that God can do all things, so we just ask that you join us in believing for complete healing in his body.

Thanks so much. I will keep you updated as I hear more.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So I was gonna post pictures for you of our last JBQ competition but I guess I left the camera in the car and Chris and Ash have already left for drama practice. Oh well, maybe next time!

I'm just so very tired. Wanted to share that with you. I found myself standing still head in hands today many times. Just imagining myself far away. Me, Chris, A, J, and Sadie..far away. Somewhere quiet. Somewhere with no phones. No computers. No obligations. Not for forever. Just for a good long while.

Corinne's Grampa (paternal) passed away on Saturday, so she's again devastated. Her Grandma (maternal) just passed away 4 months ago. She was very, very close to both of them so she's really having a hard time. It's making work very difficult. She's again, just like she did for her gramma, making a tribute work. And writing obituaries, at work. It's just horrible. I cry easily anyway, I don't need help! She got me going a few times today. They leave for Port Townsend (where he lived) tomorrow and will be back on Sunday night. They'll have the Military service there and then next weekend they will have another service here in Boise.

It was sad. She has hundreds of pictures of all of their family together..extended fam, etc. I don't have that. I hate that I don't have that. I pout because I don't have that. I started thinking I have a picture of me and my Grandma? I started to panic. Was contemplating leaving work to rush down to her house and take a picture of us together. What if there isn't time to get one before she's gone. And why is my life so stupidly busy that it makes it difficult to find 5 minutes much less an hour to get down there and back. I finally remembered that I have one. Not of just us, but I have one of us Mundy girls with her on her bday, on my fridge. I'm sure Mom has one or two (I tell myself I'm sure) of Gramma and I when I was a kid. I have to get down there and get a picture with her, very soon. But, what if very soon isn't soon enough. What if I don't get there before it's too late. I know a picture isn't everything. Sadly I can't think of a day anytime soon when I CAN get down there. On top of that she hates pictures (more than I do!) getting her to take one with me will be a fight. I know she won't smile in the picture..well, maybe she'll surprise me. She always tells me, "I can't smile". I tell her, "YES you CAN, and you WILL!" *sigh* enough.

J was sick all weekend. It was gross. He went back to school today. It was the Valentine's Day party. He only ate one candy, all is well :) I think he was just sick b/c he ate nothing but crap on Saturday. My kids aren't used to eating junk..and he is really sensitive to it. Every time we have a huge junk eating day, he is pretty much guaranteed to be throwing up.

Ash threw her back out last week, Chris had to take her into the chiropractor on Monday. Today is the first day she has had no back pain. Glad she's doin better.

Tuesday I got my teeth cleaned (yippee) and Ash got her stuff done for the braces she will be getting in a few weeks. I also got my bite guard yesterday so that I won't be grinding my teeth anymore. It's super sweet and you can't even tell I'm wearing it. I was so excited. Everyone should have one! And after insurance paid their part I only had to pay 39 bucks for it! Even sweeter.

I don't want to go through the rest of the weeks activities or I will cry. Just know that it's very busy and we will be having fun but we will be wishing like none other to be home and relaxing.

No matter what, though, I just always come back to how very thankful I am for the life I have and the family that I get to share it with. Getting to share the craziness and busy life I have with people who never leave is just a wonderful thing. I'm truly blessed, and I'm thankful that the Lord has entrusted me with so many things. Even when I doubt I can handle it, He doesn't. And that makes it all better. If Daddy says I can do it, I CAN!

Well, I gotta go take a shower and get ready for church now. We're thick into Revelation. It's a really good study.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week. Love you bunches.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Good evening :)

It's already Wednesday, yay! Can't wait for Friday. Just seems like it's been a reeeeeaaaaaalllly long week. I'm sure most of you can identify!

Blog commenting is down. Way down. Is it like the economy? LOL I see lots of bloggers commenting on the lack of commenting. So, come on! We need approval! Just kidding. But, it is nice to hear from you. I have to admit, I've been very bad at it, too. But, we're not talking about me here. HAAAAAAAAa Ok, maybe I've had too much sugar. I amuse myself.

I watched The Family That Preys today. Ooh, it's good. Rent it. Even if you hate Tyler Perry, you will like this one. Promise :)

Deanna, Ash, Monet and I went out to Corinne's last night for a jewelry party. It was fun to hang out together. We had some laughs and some good eats.

I was hopin to go out with Kristi for a bit tomorrow afternoon but the blasted tax return just keeps not showing up. Supposed to be here this week. We'll see! We're trying to do a little Valentine's Day shopping. Yay! Valentine's Day is fun :)

J has another JBQ meet this weekend. It's his second to last match. Oh how the time flies! Ash goes through May I think. Anyway, he's all studied up and ready to go. Hopefully he'll achieve his goal of quizzing out this time. He works so hard, and gets so very close!

Then Sunday we have our normal morning duties with jbq/tbq and church and then something after that with something down there. Blast if I can remember. Then that night Chris and Ash have all the drama practices and A has TBQ practice and we have to figure out how to attend the leadership meeting that is going on during the drama practice. Hmm..we weren't even gonna go until Pastor Stan reminded everyone at church that leadership means if you do anything..from nursery to pastoral staff. Oh, yeah, I guess we should probably go then. LOL

A girl in our church (we've never met her that we can think of) accidentally shot herself yesterday morning and is down at St. Al's. Last we heard the bullet was lodged in her neck and she had no feeling in her legs. That they were trying to figure out how to do surgery to remove it and do the least damage. The prayer request email described her as the "daughter of" so we figured she was a kid. But then today my Mom said she looked in the paper and saw that she is 27. Strange. It was ruled an accident. I'm wondering if maybe she's in a job where she needs a gun and had just gotten home? Oh matter. She seems to be in a great mood from what they say, doing very well and is very alert and talking, etc. We haven't heard any updates so far today. Maybe pastor can give us an update at church tonight.

I need to get Chris a binder of some sort for his drama stuff. He thought he had one but can't find it I guess. Poor guy was goin to practice tonight with a fist full of papers and a pen. Anyone who knows Chris for 5 minutes knows that that is driving him flippin insane!

I want to make banana bread but don't have enough time before we have to leave. Such is life. :)
Maybe tomorrow..maybe not.

Our family friend Carolyn is coming to visit the second weekend of March, can't wait to see her. She's so fun and funNY to be around, and makes a mean salsa. We're gonna celebrate Matt's bday that weekend I think. Cuz he and Laura are gonna be in Mexico for his actual bday. They invited us to go with them to paradise but dangit where's the money when you need it! ;) When I finally do get to go to paradise they're gonna have to pull me off the beach kicking and screaming. ;) One of my customers at work is trying to talk me into a cruise. We'll see. I'm getting closer, but not all the way there yet.

My friend Jess' Nana (great Grandma) is having heart troubles, please keep her in your prayers. She's up in age, but never seems like it. She still mops her own floors and everything! She's lived alone since Jess' Mamo (Jess' gramma, Nana's daughter) passed. Anyway, Jess says the doctor's cant figure out what it is that's causing the trouble.

My Mom is home with a headache again. Poor thing really needs to catch a break. She had that flu bug for soooooo long and I think it's just taking her awhile to get back on track. Of course us Mundy women do enjoy non stop headaches anyway, just par for the course.

Dog crapped all over the garage today, just to bless Chris' morning. She had no reason to, just felt like it. :) Well, I don't think she'll feel like it again very soon.

We're planning a trip to Montana in August to visit our family friends who I haven't seen since Ash was probably 1 yr old. So excited for a family vacation, and for Jaden to meet my "God parents". I think I actually have a few of those ;) Ash doesn't remember them, obviously, so it will be fun for her. I'm just excited to get back to Montana and enjoy the magnificently amazing scenery. I absolutely adore it. We've got lots of plans for the time there and hope to be able to fit it all in. Can you believe that the 4 of us have only been on ONE other vacation together? Other than that the summer will hopefully be filled with camping trips, if the gas prices stay "low" that is.

Anyhoo..on to other things! I'm healing up very quickly, back feels pretty dang ok! We'll see how I feel after cleaning on Friday, but for now I'm doin good. The stitches on my face and neck are healing up quickly, too. I'll go back to Doc Rogers in a month to have a final check up, but am doing great. He's super pleased with how everything has gone.

Today the weather was amazing. My car told me it was 56* out. I don't know if that was true or not, but I'll take it. It was sunny and breezy (windy in Kuna, of course) and not too freezing. Wonderful. Made me think about camping and fishing.

Well, I'm gonna go. Gotta leave for church in a few. Have a good night. Love you