Sunday, March 30, 2014

Another week down

It's crazy to think that we were just getting back this time last week!  School has been crazy busy!  We had a Field Trip on Tuesday!  Since I have two classes, I got to go twice!  I'm pretty sure our picture was in the Community College paper.  I've read a lot of books and ate a lot of white chocolate m&ms in order to make it through!  I've had some very snugly kiddos! I can tell they miss their mom!  Poor kiddos only had me for a week!  We were very excited to give a friend our empty freezer and she's going to give us meat!  What a trade! Then the lady I had bought baby stuff from got more of her stuff and so we got a ton for $80!  We got a bassinet, an owl swing (woohoo), a car seat that looks just like the one we had for Josh, plus bags and totes of clothes!  Some of the clothes are Scott's size! So it was amazing!  There was a ton of socks and 3-6 month clothes!  I've got them all washed and ready!  I still need to get something to put his clothes in, but otherwise we are going to make it!  I don't mind making do!  I was able to return the swing I had bought for $60, so I almost got all of that stuff for only $20 more than just the swing!
Ben had a great week!  His teacher emailed me how he has opened up in class and was actually leaning on the teacher!
Kira has another chance at her ceremony celebrating her artwork!  It's next weekend!  She's also getting excited for her golden birthday!  We are making fun plans now!
Emma enjoyed her Field Trip to Farm Day!  She is quite the daredevil!  She always swings very high and has started climbing trees at home!
Leah was thrilled to have her birthday brought up again today!  Her teacher is amazing and bought her some dahlias, a towel and goggles (so she's not afraid to go under the water when she goes swimming), plus she got to pick a piece of candy from the Bishop!
Cecilia is super attached to me right now, but she tries very hard to be helpful!  She loves helping me with anything I'm doing!
Josh- my little shadow man!  He was super excited when I bought Planes from Redbox ( for $5)!  He calls it Cars!  He really likes cars!  He's vocalizing a lot more!
I'm going to be starting to sell Jamberry!  They are pretty cool!  And inexpensive!  I'm hoping to have a launch party in two weeks!  Very exciting!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Break

What a busy week!  We had Stake Conference last week and then a couple days off before we headed to Denver.  Our kiddos had never seen the mountains before and they were thrilled to see family, so we were all pretty excited!  It was terrible weather on the way, so the trip was waaaaaay longer than it should have been!  We got to eat dinner with one of Scott's companions from his mission.  He is one of our favorites!  They were kind enough to feed us, very nice!  We got to know Denver some.  The kiddos love the mountains!  Even Josh ooohs and aaahhhs over them!  We went to Fun City and saw Red Rocks.  We swam and walked along a walkway.  We got to go out late and have ice cream at Village Inn-just us Foremans.  We laughed so hard!  We took lots of pictures on the last day plus went to Hammond's Candy Factory!  We drove across Kansas to KC.  We spent a day just resting from the trip and then today we got to go to the Temple and Science City!  I was super excited!  It's so much fun being with family!  Then I got to go and get super cheap stuff at Children's Orchard and Half Price Books, so I'm feeling a lot more prepped for my little Samuel's coming in a few months!  Now, onto the deluge of pictures!
 Happy Birthday to Leah!
 My kiddos and the mountains

 Red Rock with my niece

 Walking on 16th Street
 Kiddos with the World Trade Center sign
Eating at Great Scott's, I don't recommend them!
 The original Foreman clan
 Feeding the birds
 The whole Family
 My Family
 My Parents
 Cute boyswww
 At Hammond's Candy Factory
 He loves his mamaw!
 And his Pawpaw too (how he says it)
 Chowing down on yummy candy
 At the park on our resting day!
 Coming back from the park
 Science City
 My poor boys!
 Mug Shots
 Ages 2 1/2 to 5
 Emma's getting taller though!

 This chameleon actually put his hand up to Josh's!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fortune Cafe Book Blast

  Fortune Cafe
The Fortune Café
a novel in three parts
MIS-FORTUNE: Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café will do anything to avoid opening a fortune cookie. Each fortune is rumored to somehow magically come true. Being a girl grounded in reality, she doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense. But when trying to prevent a food fight at the café, Emma accidently cracks open a fortune cookie: “Look around, love is trying to catch you.” If there is one thing that Harrison, her former best friend in high school is good at, it’s catching her unaware.  
 LOVE, NOT LUCK: Lucy has always been lucky . . . until her parents meet her fiancé’s parents at a disastrous lunch at The Fortune Café, and she breaks her lucky jade necklace. Even worse, her fortune cookie reveals that “True love is for the brave, not the lucky.” How is she supposed to read that? She’s always considered it lucky how she met her fiancé. But after breaking her necklace, Lucy’s luck takes a dive. And when her fiancé dumps her, the only person she can turn to is Carter, the unluckiest guy she knows.  
TAKEOUT: Stella is content in her new life of taking over her mom’s jewelry shop. No more boyfriend to worry about, and as long as she stays busy, she doesn’t have to dwell on her non-existent love life. When Evan comes into the shop with his young daughter, Stella is charmed. But she is reluctant to complicate her straightforward life, so when she reads her fortune after ordering takeout from The Fortune Café, she completely ignores it. After all, how can a fortune as vague as “Do the thing you fear and love is certain,” apply to her?

About the Authors
Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Award winner, and feels she’s finally getting the hang of this writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She loves reading, eating writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise, but has a healthy respect for ice cream.
Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. After meeting her husband online, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed houseplants. Melanie is a former English teacher and a sometime blogger who loves to laugh and make others laugh. In her down time (ha!), she writes romantic comedies and pines after beautiful shoes.
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, her latest is Finding Sheba. Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction. She’s the co-author of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. Other women’s novels include Heart of the Ocean, The Fortune Café, the Aliso Creek Series, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology Series.
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Fantastically awesome day!

Today was a work day, so I had to meet with our Grade level and then go to my class to finish up report cards.  I got about half of them done before my Baby "Sprinkle."  They called it a sprinkle, but it was huge like a shower!  They made green eggs and ham for my Sam I am!  I have awesome coworkers!  They gave me enough diapers and wipes and such to fill a car top carrier (our storage of choice until May)!  He got diapers from size 1 to 4, some cloth diapers, tons of wipes, washcloths, blankets, cute little onesies and a monster outfit, a pair of monkey shoes, a rattle, a feeding thing (to safely eat fruits and veggies), soaps, lotion, baby powder, bibs, bottles, and more!  We feel very blessed!
Afterwards I finished my report cards and came home for a late lunch.  I took pictures of all of the awesome things that we received for Sam and then we put them away before I grabbed lunch and went back to work!  My fellow Kindergarten teacher and I worked on our grade level order for next year.  It was hard work!  Then we got to dance for 30 minutes and come home!  Scott was very excited to go shopping!  So, he left to get a grow light and had me order a taebo workout.  I was able to use a $25 gift card from Amazon that I won to get the DVD and the Rockin' Green laundry detergent that's perfect for cloth diapers!  Hurray!  I was able to nap a little with Josh, he didn't want to unsnuggle for a long time!  Then he sat with me and ordered me to "bump!"  He loves fist bumps and now even makes the exploding sound afterwards!  Soooo cute!  I went out with the Sister Missionaries for an hour, then came home to help put the kids to bed.  A long, but awesome day!  Now for the picture overload (I'll add shower pictures after I download them)!

My snugglers
Lil' man

Bows made at the bow party
Josh and Ben in a toddler bed
Pancake Run
Our PE teacher won!  She's so cool!
I LOVE my new picture!
At the very crowded dentist office

He's so sweet when he sleeps!
Heading to Denver to learn more about Aquaponics
I love owls!
Pumpkin flower
The girls were dying to go in the rental car, so we let them sit in there for a minute!

7 months!
Dr. Seuss Day!
I even got to do a craft with Emma's class (we swapped)!
They love sitting on the tv!
Josh wants to be held my whole lunch!
He found the ink pad!
He loves to lay on my belly!
Green eggs and ham at my Baby "Sprinkle"
Still snuggled up
With his daddy and big sister!