Tuesday, November 15, 2011


We are now the proud owners of a home. Yes, a home. My grandma's house that we have been renting for the last 1.5 years to be exact.
The old, but cozy 3 bedroom bungalow style house, with lovely pink carpets, floral wallpaper border, white lace curtains, accordian style laundry door, country style light fixtures, and handicap handles in the bathrooms, actually surprisingly we use these quite often, especially when I was hugely prego trying to get out of the tub, haha and much more, aren't you jealous?? - you should be!
The house that is right across from the school, and right behind the church (I know I mention this often but it seriously has to be said again and possibly again if needed.)
The house that has the best little cul-de-sac filled with little boys, riding bikes, playing b-ball and street hockey.
The house that lives just down the street from Nana and Papa and cousins.
And yes the house that needs a lot of love..and really the house that will be our home, the house that we will fix up and live in for 3 years or so or maybe longer you never know. 

When we first started ripping the wallpaper off I thought what have I gotten myself into...especially after just having a baby, it was taking forever.. maybe we should have just bought a NEW house, but as much as I want a brand new house, (really BAD) its just not the right time for us. this feels right.

We have already ripped all the wallpaper off in the two living rooms and in the kitchen, my boys have been great helpers too. And of course my mom has been there to help A LOT, its bad enough taking off wallpaper, but with three little kids it takes a lot more time. Jeremy took out the old over-grown horse-shoe pits out back and my Dad and brother Chad already drywalled two of the walls that needed it, so now I am trying to decide on paint colours, flooring and carpet. If I could only make a decision, this week for sure. I want the walls painted and the floors done before christmas.. so I better decide. It will be slow work in progress since we can't afford to do it all at once, but soon it will start to come together.

and hopefully, just hopefully I will get my dishwasher after all.  :)
a kinda of half picture of the house.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Were ALL about CASH!

Cash is over 2 months now, not quite 10 weeks and I can't believe how fast he is changing. He is growing so much, most of his 0-3 month clothes are snug now and it makes me sad. His last doctor appt he was in the 95% for both height and weight, just like my other boys, we sure now how to grow them! He is also smiling SO much all the time and sleeping pretty good at night, usually I am up once. He is such a good baby, I seriously LOVE having a baby in the house again, someone to cuddle and hold and another little person to love unconditionally. I forgot how amazingly good it felt and how I am defiantly not done having kids, if anything having another baby has made me realize how fast time flies and how much they grow. It's weird most people have their third baby and think man this is so busy and kinda crazy, and even though I feel that way, I think Heavenly Father has planted a strong feeling in me that I will have two more kids, I always knew I would have four, but it just feels right to want two more.. I know, I know, I just had a baby slow down, we will see though, maybe after the forth I will rethink this.. haha.
Here are some pics over the last few months of Cash, I can't believe how much he's changed.
Cash at 10 days old
Cash at 2 weeks
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almost 1 month
Cash 1 month old
C&Daddy 09-30-11
Cash at 5 weeks
Cash at 5 weeks
Cash at 6 weeks
Cash at 7 weeks
Cash bathtime pic2 10-24-11
Bathtime, Almost 2 months
Cash bathtime 10-24-11
Oh and a cute story I wanted to remember, my niece Addie (4yr) was asking her older sister Emily (9yr) what Aunt Rachelle and Uncle Jeremy's new baby was called... Emily thought for a moment and than said"Change". Her dad laughed and said "No, his name is Cash". "Oh, Emily said I knew it had something to do with money". haha I thought that was really cute.
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It was also Cash's baby blessing a few weeks ago. He was about 7 weeks old. Jeremy gave such an amazing blessing, and we had all the Coopers and Hansens at the church for a little gathering. We are just so truly blessed to have most of our family live so close and were able to come. 
I had a few pics taken with Cash outside the church, since I had no pictures with him and his momma.
Cash's baby blessing pic1 10-16-11
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And this was his birth announcement..
Cash's Birth annoucement-1
We love you sweet Cash, your sweet smiling face makes us oh so happy!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Well its that time of year again and we love halloween at our place. We try to make occasions like halloween special and we love decorating and getting our yard ready for fall and halloween and we love to dress up too! Elias wanted to be a Ninja yet again for the second year in a row but this time so did Nixon so they got matching ninja costumes and if you can't tell by the pictures they were really excited. I told Jeremy he should dress up too and so he found a cheap sweet costume to go with the boys and it was a hit, the boys especially Elias was so excited!! I can just see the pictures of my 3 ninjas in a wedding slideshow..haha. They had so much fun posing for all the pictures and had a blast trick or treating, and they got loads of treats. My little Cash didn't dress up, just a cute halloween shirt from his Aunt Ashley and he got to hang out with mom while I handed out candy to at least 100 kids. We also did the traditional carving pumpkins and Jeremy took the boys out to help him rake all the leaves and they had a lot of fun jumping in the huge pile.
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My sweet Cash, I can't believe he is 2 months old. and we might need to retire his little toque..boo.
Halloween_Cash 10-31-11
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My 3 ninjas, I love Elias' poses, he is so into it, haha!
Halloween_3 ninjas pic2 10-31-11
Halloween ninjas 10-31-11
Halloween_3 ninjas pic5 10-31-11
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My boys, Elias almost 5yrs and Nixon 2.5yrs.
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Halloween Elias pic2 10-31-11
Halloween Nixon pic2 _10-31-11
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Look at all that candy, and whats with all the chips?? seriously is that the new trend.
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having fun in the leaves...
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