Friday, February 19, 2010

Finally Driving

Well we went to Lubbock yesterday and got hand controls put on my car so Kyle could drive it. It was nice to be able to ride in the passenger seat since I hate driving! I was really impressed at how they work, I don't think I could use the hand controls but kuddos to the people that do! Erica you are definetly right about hitting your knee on them when you get out, I am going to have lots of bruises. LOL
After making the trip to Lubbock I think Kyle has decided that we will not be going to the stockshow. He said he really wants to but that his body is not up for the long drive. Just know he will be with you guys in spirit! Make him proud, I am sure you will do well. Congrats to Stacy and Emily Henry for winning Grand Champion with a pig they raised at the San Antonio Show. Kyle says to remember that we have to little ones that will be showing before to long!
Whumpo, the girls sure have enjoyed you this week, thanks for keeping them for us. I am afraid if it weren't for Pepsi the girls would move right in.
We are hoping to just rest this weekend since we have had such a busy week and prepare for what next week has in store.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Things are Looking Up

Well this week has been a better week for us. The family is all feeling well, Kyle's antibiodics finally kicked in and he is feeling much better.In fact he was feeling so good he has been arguing with our salesman on a truck at Bailey Toliver. Bowman you sure put up with a lot!! LOL Hopefully in about a week Kyle's pickup will be in. It left Michigan yesterday on a railcar and they said it takes 6 days to get to OK then 1 day to get to Haskell. So it looks like we are on schedule for returning back to work in early March! Woohoo! We go to Lubbock tomorrow to get hand controls put in my car so Kyle can drive it. I will be so glad when I can sit in the passenger seat and sleep the whole way again! Kyle has gotten his morning routine down to about 1 1/2 hours as opposed to 3 hrs so we are slowly getting there. Roles are reversed now I am the one up at the crack of dawn and I have to pull him out of bed!! Never thought I would see that. The girls are getting back in the swing of school. We are still waiting to close on the land and still working on finding the right blueprint for a house. My mom came down this week to help me organize the worst room in my house which is my den. It was the storage room for the last 4 months so you can only imagine. Looks like Kyle's ag kids finished their projects and will be able to take them to show this week. They leave Thursday, if you have time between here and there you should stop by and see how great they look. Kyle is so proud of you guys, you have faced so much adversity this year and still you pulled together, worked hard and got it done. Kyle still hasn't decided if we will try to make the trip, its a long ride and I don't know if he can handle it yet. If we don't make just know we are routing for you guys and win or lose you guys are awesome! I will never forget this group of kids you hold a special place in my heart!
Well mom is telling me to get in gear so I better go.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Well despite the snow we are all feeling a little better today. My family unfortunately had the privelage of catching the stomach bug that is going around, Brooke and I got over it ok but Kyle is still a little down. Better than yesterday but not 100%. It takes him a little longer to shake things since all of this. We also found out that he did have a bowel infection so that is working against us as well. I feel like we take one step forward and 3 steps back. Monday was a really good day, we got to go to the stockshow for awhile and see some of the kids, they all did well. I know Kyle really missed being there this year and I figured it would do him good to go and it did, but then Tues and Wed were terrible days at our house with the virus, now I am wore out and just want to sleep the next 3 away! Whumpo took Brooke to CCd last night which was nice, because I was not up for getting out, and Kyla just couldn't let Brooke go alone so she joined them as well. It was nice to get a couple hours of down time. It seems like I clean and run around all day then the kids get home and there is no time for rest. I wonder if the exhaustion will ever go away. We are ready for some warmer weather that is for sure, I have seen enough snow these last 6 months to last me the rest of my life and then some!
All is going well with the land situation, Kyle is getting closer to designing our dream home and we hope to be closing on the land soon! I think we will appreciate the new house a lot more after living in this one, don't get me wrong I love our house out here but it doesnt work for us anymore. I guess we will probably be selling this one. SO if you know anyone interested dont hesitate to call. Well I have to get back to cleaning and get ready for two girls valentine's parties tomorrow so goodbye.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Land at Last

Well we have finally found a place to build our future home! The COOP had a meeting last night and decided to sell us 5 acres! Woohoo!! It looks like it will be a prime location for our new home! We really want to thank Gene White for helping us out and the Coop for agreeing to sell. I don't think you understand how much stress this takes off of our plates, We will never forget all of your help! Now comes the hard part, choosing blueprints for a house. Kyle has decided to try and draw his own, should be interesting. He just had a meeting with OTR at Craig and will be released to go back to work, all things cooperating, begining of March. The boys at the shop look like they are continuing to make good progress on the flatbead. Kyle is trying to convince me to take him to the ag mech show to watch you guys. We will see how it goes. Things continue to go well. Brooke is still enjoying school. McKyla started minischool yesterday and did better than we all thought. Mrs. Paula she said she still misses you and wants to go back and see you! She still plays school yelling at Analyse and Chandler and Katelyn. It is rather comical. Brooke enjoyed going back to CCD on Wed. Other than my house not being spotless and me not being back at work I kinda feel like we are getting back in our old routine.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Finally Home

After a long 3 1/2 months we are all finally home together in Vernon America. Who knew you could be so excited to be back in Vernon. We got here Sunday afternoon. Kyle's parents and brother Keith helped us bring all of our crap back, now my house is really a nightmare. When we got home we noticed that one of the trees in the backyard had fallen over our fence and demolished the girl's wooden swingset. Luckily that was the only damage. I am pretty sure Keith is going to quit coming over because everytime he does he has to do tree work! Thanks Keith. Kyle seems to be able to get around ok, its not ideal but it will work until the new house gets built. We hope to start on that project somewhere around spring break. We are still looking for a vehicle for Kyle we are having problems with the modifications he needs and if he will still be able to pull his trailers. This is the hold up on me returning to work. I am ready but we only have one vehicle now and that really doesn't work. So as soon as we get this ironed out then I will be back at work. Brooke returned to Mrs. Kajs' class on Monday, she was so excited. She said piano was a lot nicer now that she didn't have to drive an hour to attend. I think all I did yesterday was run around. We seem to think Kyle might have another bowel infection, we should know results on Wed, pray that its not. I will keep you updated. We hope to get McKyla back at minishcool soon and we are going to try to get Brooke to CCD this Wednesday. We want to thank everyone who sent love and prayers our way. Thanks to Brian Weatherly for feeding our dogs, Thanks to the Wrinkle's for mowing the lawn, Thanks to Langdon for all of your help and support. We are glad to be home, we hope this is the first step to getting back in our old routine here in Vernon. Thanks to this very supportive community you do not realize how many people you have in your corner till something like this happens, so thank you. We want to thank the Larson's for letting us stay in their beautiful home this last month, Kyla says she now has 2 homes one in Vernon and one at Marybeth's! Well I better get back to this house work since the maid isn't coming!