Tuesday, February 11, 2014

100 day and feelin' churchy

Emma recently celebrated 100 day at school, she has been greatly looking forward to it and they spent the time in class doing everything to do with 100's. This is a little glimpse at her new hair cut.

Jaxon has come to church the last 2 weeks and it has been fun getting him in his little outfit that my friend Aimee made for Eli a few years ago. I love the tie so much. :) We have only made it through sacrament meeting though, because Eli has had a hard time going to class without his teachers being there. They are quite amazing with him. We used to sit in the chapel but have resorted to the metal chairs in the very back of the gym our ward is quite large and that has allowed Eli to be able to move around and not disturb others.

We have greatly enjoyed watching the Olympics. On Saturday night we were tuned in and they were showing snowboaders participating in the new event. (can't remember what it is called) but as we were watching USA's contender Sage did amazingly well and Emma was bouncing on the couch in excitement for him and being somewhat silly about it. I asked her if she had a crush on Sage and she said yes and got giggly. As other snowboarders would take there turn Emma would say over and over "Fall down! Fall down" And then she commented that if she had her hair curled she and Sage Kotsenberg would look like twins. She is so funny and we have had much fun bringing it up and teasing her. She is such a cutie.

In the last 2 days Jaxon has become more smiley. He is such a gem. He is getting so strong and is starting to lift his head up a bit during tummy time. I think it is funny that Jaxon used to like to be held during the night and now I am the one who falls asleep during feedings and we stay in the rocking chair because I have conked out. Ah well neither of us seems to mind.

The girls have started earning allowance, by doing 6 chores a week. They earn 1 dollar a week and get paid every 5 weeks. It has been a good experience for them as they are learning about paying tithing, saving their money for things they want and learning that earning is hardwork. It has opened a lot of great opportunities for discussions about responsibility, being frugal, and how the Lord opens the windows of Heaven when we pay our tithing. They were so excited to turn in their envelopes this week.

As for me I have enjoyed reading books in the evening now that Jax goes to bed at 8, I have started P90X and am looking forward to the outcome and getting this body stronger and back into shape. I have also decided to grow my bangs out because they make me look old. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ruby's baptism and Jaxon's blessings

Saturday was one of the sweetest days on record. I think it can only compare in sweetness to the birth of a child. Friday we kept busy preparing the house and the girls were allowed to play until 3 so we could do our work afterwards but Ruby and her friend Z cleaned the whole basement without out even being asked. Even the girls dresser got a complete work over. It was a most pleasant surprise.

I have decided that trying to keep a house "perfect" for guests and having little people is a cruel irony. :) I saved all the big last minute things for after they were in bed, like vacuuming and cleaning the bathrooms and giving the kitchen a proper wipe down. Jed came home and cleaned the bathrooms for me.

Ruby requested that we have breakfast quiche and wanted Suzanne's. I had never made it and was nervous about it being just right. So Jed made call to his sisters to see if they knew exact cooking time and if they had any tips. No one else had ever made it before. So we just ran with it and it worked out great

Saturday morning arrived and we started the mad dash as the baptism was at 9:20. We all got ready to go and then at the church it was even more of a mad dash because Jed had to get changed and I had to go get things set up in the bathroom for when Ruby was ready to be changed. Which made it so I didn't get to take all the pictures I wanted to, my mom and Ruby's primary teacher got some though so I will have to have them send them to me.

The service was beautiful. We sang "When Jesus Christ was Baptized" and my mom said the opening prayer and my dad gave the talk on Baptism. When they came to our home to help set up chairs in the morning I told my dad he needed to keep his talk to 10 minutes and he responded "I have 3 prepared, which one do you want?"

My dad felt impressed last minute that he should share something different than he prepared. He called my mom up and they sang a song called "A long time ago." You can find the lyrics here:
This song brings me to tears. My dads talk was wonderful I don't remember what was said I just remember what I felt.

The tears continued to flow as I watch my beautiful Ruby make her first covenants with her Heavenly Father. It was so special. She has been so excited for the last few years and has talked about it off and on about how excited she was. It was lovely to see her desire to follow Jesus Christ all come to fruition.

My sweet cousin Phil took Eli out in the hall to walk around during the rest of the service because he was bored. The rest of the service was lovely, and there the other child being baptized had asked his cousin to sing "The family is of God" and yet again the tears flowed. He sang it so perfectly and the spirit was so strong.

We came back to our home for Jaxon's blessing, I asked to say the opening prayer and then our 2nd councilor in our bishopric asked if I would bear my testimony after he  was blessed. The blessing was so sweet, I quite enjoyed having it done in our home and was grateful that Brent and Suzanne were able to be with us from Holland via Skype.

I was grateful for the opportunity to bear my testimony and it was so fun to have Jaxon be blessed in the outfit that Jed and Eli were blessed in. It is so handsome and has such special meaning to me. 

I feel like I didn't get much of a chance to visit with anyone, I felt like I was just running around willy nilly. That is the one thing I don't like about hosting. :)

Jed cleaned the kitchen after the company left and took a little nap and then we spent the part of the afternoon at  Coldstone to celebrate, and when I asked Eli what we wanted he walked right over to the line up of mix in's and told me he wanted gummy bears. He loved his "frosty" and had the cutest chocolate ring around his mouth and would stand up occasionally and rock his hips in time to the music that was playing.

Ruby got to go with Jed to the stake basketball games and taught her how to run the clock and use the scoreboard. She loved having such a big responsibility and just getting to go along with daddy.

It was indeed a sweet and sacred day for all of us.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I caught one of Jax's quality smiles about a week ago. He is a joy, we spent last night in the rocking chair, and I am exhausted this morning. When I get up at night with him, I tell myself that I will take a nap, but it never happens. Here comes the smile, I love this boy.

I forgot to write earlier that when my aunt came she was playing a guessing game with Emma about the kids middle names (which Emma loved) and as she was trying to guess Jaxon's after so many guesses Emma said "Nope, his name is Jaxon Clark Romig, you know, like Clark Kent. Superman."

The girls went in for hair cuts last week, and Ruby got a trim and Emma was going to get a trim but decided last minute to get an a-line. Jed and I have spent the last couple days straightening it up. Next time we go to Cookie Cutters.

Eli's new phrase is "Lay on the baby" which when I heard him say it while I was down the hall the first time I came running. However all that was happening was that he was laying BY the baby. He is so funny.


We had my mom and my sister over last week and I took my nutrimill and bosch (I am in love) on their maiden voyage. The bread is divine, apparently though, my bread pans are too big and so they don't rise as nicely. So I will be making smaller loaves until I  am willing to cough up the cash for the correct size(It's not going to happen.) Eli and the cousins had fun drawing on his aquadoodle.

Ruby went shopping with her previous primary teacher for a few things for her baptism and they came back with a groovy pair of socks for Eli. Whenever we ask him to go get some socks he always comes back with the girls old Hello Kitty, or mis matched colorful pairs. He loves them so we let him wear them. Anyway these socks are his new faves and he calls them his "fun socks"