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Monday, November 24, 2008

New School Pictures For 2008

Jaxon Roudy Keller- 1st grade
Jordyn Lisa Keller- Preschool
Trason Kade Keller- 3 years old




Baby Update

I went to my first OB appointment today. My due date is July 24, 2009- 3 days before my 8th anniversary! It still doesn't feel like I'm pregnant. I think I'm kind of still in shock mode. I've felt completely great- Not even a hint of morning sickness (knock on wood!) I guess once my belly starts to show I'll start feeling more pregnant. I've decided to change my tune a little bit, too. Since I've found out I'm pregnant I've been a little ungrateful, I think. I've had to tell a few of my friends that can't have babies on their own that I'm pregnant and I'm sure they have wanted to strangle me with my "why me" attitude. I'm very grateful that my body LOVES to be pregnant and I'm grateful that pregnancy is easy for me. Not to mention my 3-4 hour labor where I only have to push 1 time for about 30 seconds- That's awesome! I promise there will be no more "poor me" over the amazing act of having a child. I can't promise there won't be any crying, however. My OB told me today that I needed to be eating 2400 calories a day- that made me cry!! I can't mentally get myself to that point yet, but I'm working on it..........

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Deep Breaths

I've been taking a lot of deep breaths since I found out that I'm pregnant. I always get embarrassed to tell people I'm pregnant because I feel like I have a scarlet letter on my chest. Anyway, I'm coming to terms with it. It came as such a shock because on November 1st we put $1500 into Roudy's "Flex Spending " medical account for 2009. That was to cover Jaxon's speech ($800 a year), getting Jaxon's tonsils out, and Roudy's VASECTOMY. Little did we know that I was already pregnant! There are so many very vain and selfish reasons that I didn't want another child, but as I'm getting used to the idea, I'm getting excited. The kids are really excited- they ALL want a little sister so hopefully I don't disappoint! Jordy is especially excited. She talks about the baby all the time- and always says "she" or "her". I always thought that I only wanted one girl, but I've realized what Jordy would be missing out on if she didn't have a sister. There's nothing like a sisterly bond. I keep telling Roudy that if he loved me he would hide my bathroom scale- but it's not missing yet. After losing 27 pounds and being 1 pound away from my goal weight, it's going to be horrible to watch that number creep back up. But, at the same time I keep thinking "Thank heavens I didn't get pregnant when I was almost 30 pounds heavier!" As expected my emotions are out of control, I have had a horrible headache for about 2 weeks now, and I'm exhausted. That's how Roudy knew I was pregnant. The night before we found out, I was laying in bed bawling. He asked me what was wrong and I just kept saying "I'm tired. I'm so exhausted." He was like "oh crap. You're pregnant!" I haven't sorted everything out in my head yet, like where we will actually put this baby and things like that, but I know everything happens for a reason and this is in the Lords hands now, not mine. Everything will be fine......

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oops........We did it agian

Will somebody please tell me how this happened? We were DONE.......... I'm in shock. I'll post more later when I get my emotions under control!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm Getting Discouraged......

I'm only two pounds away from the goal weight I set for myself back in June. I should be ecstatic, right? Well, I was until I went downstairs and found my old clothes- the ones from before I got pregnant with Trason- the ones I haven't worn in 4 years. I grabbed two pair of jeans and took them to my room to try them on.... Not even close. So, back downstairs they went into the "I'll probably never wear these again" box. I was complaining to Roudy- it went like this:

me: "I'm so frustrated! I've been working out 5 days a week since June, I'm counting calories, I've lost 26 pounds. Why can't I even get one leg into my old pants?"

roudy: "Well, you could be more frustrated. You could have tried these pants on 5 months ago and not been able to even get a calve in them!"


At first I laughed, and then I was like "what a jerk!" But, I know he was only teasing me and that was his way of telling me how far I've come. I am grateful for the success I've had, and I'm grateful that I have a healthy body that's capable of exercise, blah, blah, blah.......but I'm still frustrated.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wild One....

I heard this song on the radio the other day and it brought back a lot of memories! All growing up my parents would tell me that this was my theme song whenever it came on the radio. I always did feel like it suited me pretty well....

Most of you probably remember when I got my tattoo and my belly button pierced in high school. My mom was like, "Mindy! Your body is a temple!" Want to know what my response was? "Ya, well, mine's just decorated better than everybody else's!" Just for the record, if Jordy ever says anything like that to me, I'll probably slap her. But, I guess what goes around, comes around! Yesterday in primary we were talking about how our body is a temple and we shouldn't get tattoo's. I just dread the day my kids are like, "my mom has a tattoo!" I guess the moral of this story is....... mother really does know best!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jaxon's 2nd Set of Stitches..

If you have a queasy stomach, don't read this post.......

Jaxon was playing tackle football with the neighbor boys today and ended up with a split lip. Luckily, we know a good doctor! We ran him to my dad at the ER and grandpa stitched him up. Jaxon really didn't care about the stitch, he was more worried about why he couldn't go home and play some more football. I told him he couldn't play football at recess for a couple days- that really made him cry! He's definatly a die hard......


I didn't get a picture before we went to the hospital. This was a couple hours after
the fact and his lip is hardly swollen at all.
Luckily it was a straight cut, so only one stich to hold it together.



Thursday, November 6, 2008

Relief.....

My "little" brother got his mission call today. I was scared to death. I've always told him I thought he'd go somewhere very poor and out of this country because I thought he had some life lessons to learn. When it came right down to it, I changed my mind. I didn't want him to go out of the states! You'll have to watch the video to hear where he's going.......

Me and Brian
We're both smiling huge because I'm getting ready to jump
into his arms and do the dead weight thing!
Brian opening his call
Brian had a bazillion friends there to see where he was going,
but I guess he needed to text the one friend
that couldn't make it ............
Uncle "Fryan" with all the monkeys

video

WAAAAA

My little brother, Brian, got his mission call today. We're having the "letter opening" celebration at my house. I'm so nervous.....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm A Little Concerned.....

After dinner tonight I said to Roudy, "Are you going to go vote?" And Jaxon yells from the other room, "Vote for Obama!" I asked Jaxon how he even knew that name and he said, "We had a vote at school today. I voted for Obama." So I asked him why he voted for Obama. His answer? "He's going to send money to Africa to people that don't have any money." Then I say, "Jaxon, where do you think he's going to get that money?" Realization hit him and he just said, "Oh."
I'm concerned, not only that they are teaching my 1st grader politics at school, but at how many people are going to vote for Obama not knowing the whole story......

Monday, November 3, 2008

O C D......

I was going through all of the kids clothes and putting the ones that were too small into a bag to take downstairs. As I was pulling the clothes off the hanger, I would just throw the hanger on the floor. Well, I asked Jordyn to pick up all the hangers for me so I could put them in the laundry room. I came back in her room and found all the hangers color coordinated. Looks like Jordy inherited her dad's mad organizing skills....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

We had a great Halloween this year! We took the kids to the church for trunk or treat at 6:00, then went to the gay neighbors house (we don't discriminate when candy is involved!), went to a few other neighbors house, went to Grandparents and then hit a neighborhood that has houses close together. We trick or treated for 3 hours and by the end the kids had to have Roudy hold their bags because they were so full!


Remember when you were a kid and the best part of trick or treating was coming home and dumping your goods onto the floor and seeing what you got? Then you could eat it all at once or hide it and eat it little by little. The candy was YOURS and you didn't have to share. Well, Roudy took that away from our kids. I came home today and he had "organized" the candy. He had the sugary stuff like sweet tarts and skittles in one bag, chocolate in another, etc... He even opened all the little packages of Milk Duds and Whoppers and put them in their own bag. He was so proud. What a loser. Now the kids don't have their very own candy bags to go through. 20 years from now the kids will bring this up in therapy..........

Our Little Family
Grandma Gay Lyn and Papa Ray with the Munchkins
The "Strawberry" Grandma and Grandpa with the Kids
*My grandpa grows an amazing garden, so they are the "strawberry grandparents"
Me and Lover Boy at Trunk or Treat
(I know I look like hell. Did I mention I have Pink Eye?)
Trason as "The Incredible Hulk"
Jordy Sue as "Dorothy" with Toto, Ruby Red Slippers, and all
Jaxon as a "Star Trooper"
All my little Monsters