Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Okay, so I'm not doing so well with this, but I have plenty of excuses! ;) I did a yard sale this last Saturday and let me tell you--if you've never done a yard sale before--it's a lot of work!!! I had only about 2 weeks to prepare, but really needed 4 weeks! So we sold all of our baby stuff, and what we didn't sell, we are giving to family that will use it. Can I say that I was SUPER depressed the next day?! I did NOT want to be done having babies, but my health has dictated otherwise. So I'm trying to recover from the stress, the exhaustion, and the depression of the yard sale.

We're heading up to Tremonton on Saturday to visit Bryant's twin brother Brandon and his family for the weekend. I've got to get some cards prepared to make so that his wife and I will have something to do while the guys play games. Then, next Wednesday we're heading to Disneyland with Bryant's family and I'm both excited and also stressed at the same time. I HATE getting ready for trips, and I get to do it twice in less than one week's time. Yippee! I'm also frustrated by the fact that my back is still out of whack after falling down a flight of stairs on the 24th of July at Camp Shalom. My tailbone is still aching and my back muscles are still burning. So I will be hanging out with Trevin on all of the little kiddie rides at Disneyland instead of doing the rides I'd really rather do. I guess it will be a different experience, and I know I will still have fun watching my youngest boy enjoy the new thrills he's never experienced before. I will however miss out on watching my two older boys, as they'll be off with Bryant doing the "real" rides! :( Guess we can't win 'em all! But it will be fun. I just hope I can make it as fun of an experience as possible.

Anyway, that's my little update, and hopefully I'll actually get going here after we get back. Maybe I'll even have some pictures to post! In the meantime--wish me luck! I need it!


jonesfamily said...

Bummer that we didn't renew our Disneyland passes otherwise we could have met up with you guys! You'll have a great time no matter what you ride on! Hopefully it won't be as hot as it was at Knott's Berry Farm for us today! If you need a place to stay, you're always welcome here in our little 2 bedroom in the ghetto in Long Beach. Let me know!

LisAway said...

Sad about the being done with kids. After our second Greg decided we shouldn't have anymore, and I grieved a bit then, so I sort of know how you feel. Fortunately he changed his mind years later, though.

Sounds like you're super busy! Best luck in all your packing and preparations! I hope it will be easier than you expect and that you'll have more fun than you're expecting as well!

Susan said...

I've never done a yard sale. I almost did once on the day of our town-wide yardsale. But when I thought of everything I could sale and how much money I'd make IF I sold it all for asking price it was still barely worth the effort and then knowing you won't sell it all and that you're going to have to go down on prices anyway... I can't imagine doing it with a "broken" back and having it be good-bye to baby stuff that you weren't feeling liberated about getting rid of, but rather sad because you must, not because you actually want to be done. Well, I can imagine, and I hope you're feeling better (physically and emotionally) soon! In time to enjoy Disneyland. All summer I packed and packed for trip after trip around California, Arizona and Utah. It was exhausting and that was just with a simplified set up so I didn't have to take care of the house and everything else, and it was easier to remember everything since almost everything went with us every time.

You really should see Anne and Matt while you're down there, it's so close. Next time have the gathering on the East Coast :)

Carlynn said...

A yard sale huh? Shaelynn has been trying to get me to have one. I think I rather truck it all down to DI instead.

I know what you mean about the not ready to be done having babies thing. I still have the crib and all stored away...but my health as well says 'no more babies' (that and the threat to my mental state if I were to loose another one). It is sad but just remember how blessed you are to have three beautiful, healthy boys to enjoy and help grow to their fullest potential. I sure wanted three...but sometimes life just doesn't go as planned.

Have fun on your trips. For us Lagoon is much more fun than what I remember DL being and a lot closer.

Let us know how it all went when you get back and have had some recovery time!

Love ya!

Carlynn said...

Did you survive your trip?

Hope it was a good one and it didn't wear you out to bad.

Luv ya sis!