Friday, July 16, 2010

Has it really been 8 months?

It really has been 8 months since I posted anything. Shame on me! I just haven't been in the blogging mood. I don't even know where to start! I guess I will just say that the Hamblin family is doing really well. We are having a busy but uneventful summer. We would love to do some fun things but with Dave's schedule and lack of pennies we will just settle for hanging out at home. We have been doing a LOT of yard work....cutting down more trees; digging up stumps; raking up 'stuff'; chopping weeds; and hauling truck load after truck load to the hatch pit. When we bought this house almost 2 years ago (crazy!) we knew we would have lots of work to do in the yard. I swear that Dave is the hardest working man I know! He works 2 jobs and when he does have time off he is working so very hard in the yard. I appreciate EVERYTHING he does for our family.

All the kids seem to be doing well. Hunter will be two in September and I can hardly believe it! He is the CUTEST little guy with his BIG eyes and ears that stick out.....such a fun little person and we have loved having him in our family. Slater boy has been having some struggles lately. This last January we ended up taking him to Primary Children's Hospital because of blood in his urine and he was urinating 25-30 times in one day. Many test were run on him and all came out normal.....ok.....blood in the urine is NOT normal. He could potentially have a certain disease (don't know how to say it or even spell it, sorry) but doesn't have most of the symptoms that normally go with that disease. So....we left the hospital with not much in the way of answers. For the last few months he has been acting normal but the last week or two he has had blood in his urine again and sometimes he has a difficult time getting the urine to come out. We are planning another trip to PCMC on the 29th and this time I want more tests run....there has to be a reason for his issues. I hope that we can find out the problem so that it can be taken care of....poor little Slater!

Ellie and Emma are having an ok summer. They have taken on the responsibility of caring for our new dog BUSTER BROWN MOOSE CABOOSE. He goes by Buster and the kids have LOVED having a dog. For a long time I have NOT wanted a pet but the kids have begged for so long and the minute I saw Buster I melted (dang it!). He is pretty cute and it really has been a fun thing for our family.

Dave and I are doing really well. We are very focussed on our relationship and and taking care of each other. We have experienced some great blessings lately and have been so grateful for our friendship and marriage. I am blessed to have a good man and I love him so much!

Guess I will stop for now. I hope this update will be of interest to some of you out there. Maybe soon I can post some fun pictures of the last 8 months or so.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving was awesome! We spent it with the Nield Family. It was the 'on' year and my sister Lacey hosted it at her house. We had so much wonderful food and had a great time hanging out. I didn't get very many pictures but here are a few to enjoy. We missed Elder Nield! He was with us in spirit and we will soon be able to have him home with us.

This was the best apple pie ever! My dad made it and it was soooo good! Look at how tall it is!

I love this face. He makes me smile!
This is my lovely mom with her cute apron. I love her!
My darling dad happy about something. It looks like he has a piece of turkey in his fingers...who knows what he was smiling about but I love this guy!My beautiful Emma....such a sweet girl.
My beautiful Ellie....growing up too fast.....she is a good girl.
My pretty sister Megan.
I made these yummy crescent rolls.....
and these delicious rolls.

One of the two turkeys that we ate....sooooo good. I love turkey and cranberry favorite!

My pretty sister Lacey modeling one of her pies. Hope every one had a special Thanksgiving day. I have much to be thankful for and need to remember daily all of the blessing that I have been given. Love to all!

Halloween Fun!

We had a lot of fun this last Halloween. I am such a bad blogger that it has taken me forever to get this up for all to see. The week before we went down to Utah for the yearly Halloween party at Grandma Jean's. It is fun for the kids to be with their Utah cousins and they always have a great time. Thanks to all of the family for a fun time. We enjoy going down to visit.Here's all the Hamblin grandkids in their costumes.

Mr. Hunter was the cutest little alligator ever! If you look close you can see his eye peeking out from under his costume.
Slater decorating sugar cookies.
Ellie trying to eat her swinging donut.
This poor girl was so sick the day of the party. She spent most of the day in bed with a very high fever but was lucky to be able to have some party fun.

We spent an evening at home making sugar cookies.
Halloween night. Ellie was a 'scary' fairy, Emma was a 'merry' fairy, Slater was 'Optimus Prime' and Hunter was a little alligator.

The day before Halloween Slater dressed as a pirate for the school parade. He looked so stinkin cute!
Hope you enjoyed the few pictures. I hope to post more ASAP!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The big ONE year old!

On September 18 Hunter had his first birthday! Can you believe it? I surely can't. It's kind of sad because we celebrated our last baby's first birthday. Hunter has been such a fun kid and we are thankful that we were blessed to have him come to our home. Happy Birthday little guy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just a little bit corny!

On Saturday we got to go out to my parents to be a little corny.....meaning we had a LOT of corn to put up. We picked about 3 wheelbarrow's full of the good stuff. It was a lot of work but so much fun. I think we came up with about every corn joke out there. Good times! I am thankful to have a freezer full of corn. Thanks mom and dad for planting it, watering it, and weeding it so that we can eat it! Oh, by the way, if you have never tried it.....put a thin layer of mayo on cooked corn on the cob and sprinkle it with parmesean cheese.....reallly, really, really good! Try it and you will like it!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Pictures of a baby turning in to a big boy!