Sunday, June 19, 2011


Its been a few months since I blogged and mostly that's because who wants to write a cute or funny post when they feel like garbage. However it appears that after 15 weeks the garbage feelings have mostly retreated and I am feeling better. Baby Olsen #3 continues to grow and make me look a lot farther along than 15 weeks, but what can you do.( I have considered a corset) And though insomnia appears to be a current symptom of my parasitic condition, along with lower back pain, and sciatic nerve issues, December will bring a change, if not a cure to some of the issues.

Peter has missed most of the nausea this time around by being deployed. We girls are sure anxious for his return, hopefully in time for our next OB appointment. Megan is so excited every where we go she blurts out, "My mom is having a baby" or My mom has a baby in her tummy." It has also led to lots of interesting discussions on how they baby is going to get out, thankfully no questions yet about how the baby got in....but I expect that one anyday. Madie seems to feel a little threatened since she has lately found a binky in the toy box and sucks on it occassionally. She maintains that she wants a sister, while Meg is really hoping (along with Mom) that this baby is all boy!

And though somehow we are ending up with our THIRD December baby, we are excited for the arrival of possibly another riotous redhead to join our zoo. Megan prays for the babies safe arrival every day. Its very sweet.

So now we are almost caught up on the last 3 months of our lives...minus our fantastic trip to Englan which I will blog about once I figure out which program I want to use to store pictures in on our new computer.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Musings on Prayer

This coming Sunday both Pete and I have to speak on prayer in church. I found out two Sundays ago, and so I have been thinking about the topic a lot. I can't decide where to go with it. I have thought about addressing the importance of recognizing when the Lord answers our prayers, how prayers of faith proceed miracles, the language or prayer, the importance of prayers of gratitude but I just can't seem to find a clear path through the topic. So dear friends who read my blog...any thoughts. I guess tell me why prayer is important to you, what makes your prayers meaningful, what blessings have come into your life because of prayer etc...maybe one of you will be the means of directing my thoughts in the way I should go.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays

We finally had a family picture taken. Minus Mimi's little facial abrasion from an unsuccessful attempt to tame a treadmill, they turned out pretty well. And somehow the lady got everyone to smile...even Peter. But alas there will be no Olsen family Christmas card this year...or New Years card either...and I don't anticipate being any more with it by President's Day or Valentines...

So Happy Holidays friends and family. We wish you all the best in 2011!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Megan Grace

Today is Megan's 4th Birthday. I can't believe it! When did we get so old? We are grateful for our special first born. Megs is a darling. She has an extensive vocabulary which has recently been expanded by my brother living with us, and recently she has learned a lot of important life lessons. "Princess Jasmine dresses like a floozy", when asked what she wanted to eat for dinner "Crispy baby monkeys" was her reply, and I was told for her birthday party I should fill the pinata with candy, not "rabid weasels." She never ceases to amaze and amuse. She currently is very interested in germs, and human anatomy which leads to many interesting (sometimes eyebrow raising) discussions, but she maybe the only 4 year old I know who will tell you that she really likes macrophages, because they eat up the germs in her body. She has also till recently had too strong a will and/or to week a bladder to potty train successful. She likes Madie(most of the time) and loves her Dad. We love you Megan Grace Olsen!!!!

The post I should have written December 1st.

Today(the 1st) my baby turned 2. We are so grateful for our little Mimi, as she has nicknamed herself. She is sweet and girlie, and the next minute rough and tumble. She is Captain Destructive. She is a cuddle bug and yet at the same time a very independent little girl. She loves all toys, but especially Megan's. She is growing up so fast and starting to really talk. The other night we were out and about and she said, "Go home, EAT!" She loves Un Nee, which is what she calls Uncle Nick. She loves Elmo, Dora, and Boots! She is a love and we feel so blessed to be her parents.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spending the day with Maddox!

Today I spent the day with my miracle nephew, Maddox. (While his family went to Disney World.) My sister is my hero. He is a darling, but wanted to be held most of the day, and between meds, G-tube feeds, dealing with constipation, and breathing treatments...I actually stayed in my PJ's until 6pm and my living room is strewn with the wreckage of the day. She is a warrior mom! I will continue to attempt to live up to her amazing example. But not until I get a nap and a chance to shower.

Friday, October 29, 2010

How do you working Mom's do it?

Whoa, what a crazy two weeks. Only three or four more weeks to go. You should see my house. Can you say federal disaster area...hopefully tomorrow I will have time and energy to get it whipped into shape before I go back to work on Monday. Weekends are way too short. I really miss the girls, while I am gone...or I would if I had a chance to think about them once I clock in.