Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A little late but oh well

Since I've been pregnant I have had no desire to do much of anything. Lately I've had more energy and have tried to be more organised but I haven't got round to making some of my crafts. Yesterday Kristy called to see whether I wanted to come over and craft with her and Arin which of course I said yes to. I had a few things to do, plus I thought I would make each of us a simple chick for Easter.

Even though I'm a little late getting it all done I finally have the 2 Easter things I wanted to make. I never got round to making the St Patricks ladder set I cut out but oh well, maybe next year right, hahaha!?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Working on my "to do" list

Last week I went to the Family Conference at BYU-Idaho with two of my best friends. It was a great day and nice to do something different and uplifting. We took one class about organisation which was really good, there was lots of handy tips. Once I got home I started making a HUGE list of LOTS of things I needed to do and get from the store. So, since then I've been working on getting everything done and am glad to say my list has lots of things crossed off. I have so many little projects that needed to be done and trust me there are still TONS more that need to get done. But we're getting there and today we were able to get a bunch of things done.

I had some vinyl that I got from my friend Janae ages ago, I think over a year ago, how sad is that!? Anyway I got TONS and have slowly been putting it up but had left the biggest one and now I can see why. It wasn't the best thing to do while pregnant but we got it done and I was SOOO glad (you'll have to excuse my broken blinds, I will never get them again)! We also put up the Temple picture I made before Christmas, it looks so nice.

Last night I went to Janae's craft group she just started. I could only stay for about 3o minutes but I got the paper and vinyl on so today I finished putting the embellishments on and I think they turned out cute. Everyone else had their vinyl say "welcome spring" but I have a few things with spring on already so I changed mine. Abit different but I think it looks nice.

This is some of the vinyl I got from Janae too over a year ago, hahaha! This is in Syd and Hadley's room, Syd helped me put it together, she loves them.

Here is the finally cleaned up craft room (I know it still looks abit manic, I wish I had a before picture and then you could really see the difference). There are still a few things that need to be put away and that need a home but atleast now we can actually walk in there. We have WAY too much stuff. One and half of the big plastic drawers are FULL of colouring books and one is full of new crayons and markers. Hopefully now we're able to get in there we can use some of the things we have. It feels so nice to have it done though, whew! We also put the white board up in there and put Maddie's cork board and frame up in her room. We have quite a few things left to do in poor Maddie's room, that is one of the next things on my to do list.

I'm just so glad I'm making some progress. The first few months of being pregnant I had no desire to do anything, plus I just felt crappy all the time. It's nice to be able to have some energy back and be able to get these things done. Now we just need to get some shelves in the garage so we can really start doing more organising. Hopefully our tax refund will come soon and poor Steve can be put to work :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


There's not really a cute story behind these pictures but they were too cute not to post. Hadley finds anything that gets left out or anything that isn't. Here's her latest discovery, Spencer's left over chocolate pudding. She thought it was delicious as you can tell.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Part

For the past week or so I've been thinking that I really need to get myself and our family in order. Our family has been SOOO blessed lately yet we struggle to show how grateful we are for the blessings we receive. Steve got a new job at the end of last year which had a pay raise, I got pregnant, the kids are healthy and even though we've had to pay bills out for split open heads, lots of dentists appointments, doctors visits and also finishing the basement, we still have had sufficient for our needs.

Life is busy sometimes, well all the time but I find the time to do things "I want" or I think "I need" to do but don't find the time to do the things that will truly benefit our family and show are appreciation for the blessings we have. We always go through spurts of having FHE, reading the scriptures and saying prayers as a family. I'm terrible these days at my own personal study and prayers and I never write my journal anymore (that's one reason I love to write my blog, when I actually do it). There really isn't a lack of time for these things but it seems like when life is going great that I forget that it's still important to say thanks or ask for things I need. I also just miss the feeling of warmth and the spirit that it brings to me.

One of my friends has just starting spring cleaning her house which is something I REALLY need to be doing but instead I think I need to spring clean my life. I have so many excuses why I haven't been doing what I should but I really want to start doing the things that will help me become a better mother, wife and daughter of my Heavenly Father. I am so grateful for the gospel but really have been slacking lately when it comes to doing my part. I pray when I feel low or am scared which is great but those shouldn't be the only times I go to my Heavenly Father. So my goal is to really get myself in order and try and get back to having that spirit and strength with me all the time.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What's one more, right?

Yes it's true, I'm pregnant! I'm due August 15th but I'm hoping this little bundle of joy and poop will decide to come out the end of July or the beginning of August. I have wanted to tell everyone for ages but I get so worried about everything being ok. I didn't even tell my friends until I was 12 weeks, that was so hard! What made it harder was the fact that when I was 10 weeks I was helping throw a baby shower for my friend and right at the beginning I started to spot so I was freaking out but trying not to show it because no one knew. Luckily everything has been going well since but because I had such a late miscarriage before I had Hadley I wanted to get further along before I told everyone. I went to the doctors today for my 16 week appointment and everything is going well, I heard the heart beat so that put me more at ease.

I'm so excited to be pregnant and to have another baby. I'm sure adding number 5 to the madness will be quite crazy but I think I'm ready, think being the word. I don't know how ready I am to be HUGE during summer again but I can't complain. I'm just glad things are going well and the baby is healthy. My ultra sound is in 5 weeks which will be fun. When we had Hadley I didn't find out whether we were having a boy or a girl so I'm not sure whether to again this time. I'm leaning towards not finding out but it's so tempting, especially when everyone else I know is finding out. It would be fun to have another boy, well I don't know if fun is the right word. I love Spencer so much but he is a handful. I truly admire my friends who have lots of boys, GO YOU GUYS!!! Either way though really I would be happy. A healthy baby is all I ask for.

The other thing I'm trying to decide about is whether to try a v-back or not??? I would have totally done it after I had Spencer, he was breach so I had to get a c-section. Then Hadley was breach and she wouldn't turn so I had no choice again. My doctor said I can do it but it does worry me abit. I guess we'll see when the time comes and we'll have to pray about it. Knowing my luck this baby will be breach so I'll have to get a c-section. Not that c-sections are bad but to me I feel abit ripped off having a c-section. I love giving birth, I think it's the most amazing thing. Only time will tell I guess!

Anyway the secret is finally out and I'm so glad. I am still nervous but SOOO excited! I just hope the time will go fast, well for some things I do but at the same time I should really treasure the moments I have with my kids. I truly am blessed to live the life I have. I have an amazing husband who loves me and my children and helps me sooo much. I have 4 healthy children who can be cheeky but I wouldn't be without any of that cheekyness. Well we'll see how it goes having 5 kids, I have a little while still but it will be interesting. This may be the last little Pettingill to join our family, Steve definitely thinks that but that will also have to be something we pray about. For now we'll just see how life with 5 kids will be, I'm sure it will be PRETTY CRAZY!!!