Grass!
Grass!
So something that has taken us forever and really we lost most if not all motivation on was our yard :)
We were able to get lucky and with our loan not have to finish it to move in and be able to just get the money out so we could do it later– but ya I’ll be the first to admit- we’ve been lazy- burned out and every time we’d walk out and try to do anything with it we’d end up overwhelmed and very frustrated!
There were so many ROCKS– so many– I’m not kidding when I say I’ve probably picked up a thousand or more rocks!  and putting in 35+ sprinklers was a job in itself- and leveling it and spreading a bit more dirt– ya it just went on and on and on
Thankfully we had some help and motivation come along :) and I’m so happy to say that we have grass seed spread– And the kids actually enjoyed the process– I love that they are learning to love to help and work :)
but in all honesty what kid who didn’t get the chance to drive the four wheeler wouldn’t like to work too? :)
  We decided that even though it was pretty late in the season we’d try and spread some grass seed and see if it grew or not– either way we know we’ll probably be spreading some more in the spring :)
And even though I am never in these pictures I swear I was there spreading that crap too :) and picking up Rocks– always forever picking up rocks–
But I will admit it looks so much better– You can Hardly see anymore Rocks!
and guess what I spotted this morning…….
Itty bitty little grass :) It’s growing!!– I’m just hoping it can survive the coming up storms :(
A bit of This and That
 So Back when it was still summer– {I still can’t believe it’s fall already- where did summer go?!}
We got two more little kitty’s— Meiko our so cute other kitten as soon as we moved disappeared and I have no idea what in the world happened to her :( I was sad – I tried not to get attached but she was so cute  and such a good kitty- anyhow I wanted to get another kitty so Brynley would be able to help with the “loving and getting them used to being held and treated by kids” before she was at school all day long.
When I went to get the kitty it had a sibling and given the luck I already had I thought man maybe it wouldn’t hurt to have two. {They were so so so so cute together! We named them Gus and Lulu} But sadly the stinkin same thing just happened to the boy kitty Gus- {of course the cuter one and the one that had more personality} Just up’d and disappeared one night never to be seen or heard from again :( And we had it for close to two months now and it was fine, and never wandered– I really am stumped as to what the stink is happening to all the kitty’s that I like?!! 
anyhow I’m still glad that we have at least Lulu and she’s growing on me a bit now :) 
I must admit that for not being a kitty person I just love to see how loving my little girls are with them– and how good of kitty’s they are– I’m am starting to like cats a little- at least outside cats :)
Another thing that seemed to happen way to fast was the kids started back up in school
Course I won’t complain-at all! being down to one chillld-ren a day is so so so nice :) I can go shopping again- when I feel good- and it’s just so much easier–
except for the homework– ugh I hate the homework and that for some reason all day of school isn’t enough- they aren’t pushing them enough- and they always have at least half an hour to an hour of homework when they get home!? I mean really! I try not to be negative about it but I hate the way all the schools are forced now to push so hard with the little kids- they kill all desire for learning when it’s all stressful and hurried- but I also don’t believe home school is the answer to it all either {at least not for me and my kids} — Kinda a stuck position :) but we do what we can with the homework and I try not to feel super guilty when my kids have just had enough and don’t get it done– cuz really if that teacher calls me to complain she/he might get a bit of a piece of my mind on how I don’t think homework should be tied to their grades-but ya we do want to avoid that :) anyways homework rant over now… sorry bout that :)
Anyways probably the only fun decorative thing I’ve done lately with our house and threw together a quick back to school mantle :) I made it before I started feeling to sick and meant to add more but never felt good enough and now it’s already time to switch it up for some yummy fall goodness.
 I know, I know to the big F does not really go with a school thing :) {hey kids go earn a great big F- but like I said not feeling well and never did change it :) }

I followed a book wreath pattern from here, and It was so easy and pretty fun to make– I’d just bought a cheap biography book on Abe Lincoln from our local D.I.
I think I’ll have lots of fun decorating our mantle eventually – I’m kinda excited actually to get all my fall stuff out now and see what I got :) I love fall! but I will dearly miss summer this year– it seriously felt like we didn’t have much of one
Anyways that’s a little bit of what’s been going on– {sorry I was such a slacker and now have a million posts :)– oh well I guess }
Bike Ride to Mesa Falls
So I’ve said it before but we absolutely LOVE living here in Idaho.
We have so many beautiful things and it’s all within 15min, 1/2 hr to a couple of hours drive all around us– and most of it is free– no paying to go camping and visit {most}sites.
We also love Idaho so much because we have so much of our families here– and being able to spend time with them and work together and help each other out is just a wonderful blessing!
 Dave’s Brother and his sons started a bike “thang” in the family– His brother had rode a lot before also- but one of the big reasons Dave really wanted his bike was so that he could get to hang out with them also. {and the gas mileage was always a plus :) }
 We hadn’t been able to make it to any of the other rides that they had went on- {because of the house} so when they said they were going to go on one last ride this season we jumped on board :) 
It was mainly his brother- Terry’s friends- and a some of his kids {our neice and nephew} But it was fun to get to know everyone– and I gotta admit once my tushee got sore and numb that big comfortable seat on that Gold wing looked pretty good :) Dave would never ever give up his loud bike though :) which in all honesty I find slightly ironic since in reality my husband’s usually number one priority in things is comfort before looks– but not for his bike I guess :) {love you honey!}
They were going to go up to Mesa Falls and than to a lake I can’t remember the name of right now– we only were able to ride with them up to Mesa because at this time I was already preggo and not feeling so great- :)

 

 It was still pretty smokey from all the fires but nonetheless very beautiful, perfect weather and a really fun ride- Just to sit and relax and not have to worry about anything– I’m always up for that- and lunch at a tiny yummy diner- ya always up for that! Thanks Again Terry for inviting us! We can’t wait to get to go on some more next summer!

Lagoon
So I’m gonna try to get a little bit caught up on my blog :)
As soon as we were finished building our house and moving in {like that first weekend we were finished} we left the mess and took our kids to Lagoon! We had never taken them before because we wanted them to be big and tall enough to ride the rides and not just have to stay in the kiddie zone the whole time.
  Brynley barely passed  the height requirement :) like was exactly on the line and she was measured every time for most the rides, But we had a blast! Ellie got to stay with Grandma Jones and Grandma Jensen while we went :) but she had a fun time too!
 I’ll admit I’m a bit of a paranoid mom especially in public situations-I try not to be– but I am super careful/paranoid with my kids, especially at a place like lagoon–so I had asked Payton and Brynley always to have an eye on each other and they decided that they’d just hold hands the whole time :) It makes me smile to see it cuz I know someday soon they’ll outgrown it- but so far I do have to admit Payton is an awesome big brother and has no problem helping me with his sisters and holding hands with them whenever.

 The kids really actually enjoyed the small train that goes around- which surprised me a little– but Payton thought it was super cool!

 Brynley thought the elk stunk though :)
 Bumper cars were of course a big hit with the kids!

 And when it got to warm we went and hit the water rides and than went to Lagoon a beach

Overall it was so fun to be able to go with our kids and just have a day that we just had fun and it was all about them– they loved it!! and are still talking about it 2 mo. later now-  Did I mention yet how much fun it was and how much I love my little family!! 
plus it is one more thing for me to cross off on my 30 before 30 list!– {I feel like my time is running short! ahhh that black day is ever looming closer :) }