Sunday, August 31, 2008

Yeehaw for me!

I have somewhat successfully talked my OB into inducing me on the 3rd of September for all those that are interested...that would be Wednesday. I have a lot to do before then and not much time left to do it in! I have been looking for nursing bras for the past few months and very seriously the last week and I finally bought two yesterday. I have my hospital bag packed...well almost. Some of those that are close to me have me somewhat worried that I may come home with a girl, so I wanna pick up a little girl outfit just to be on the safe side. Oh I should probably pack my tooth brush too. I have the apartment mostly packed and need to get that done before Wednesday too. I bought a full size couch yesterday at Ikea for $243, so I don't know how much more I can do since I have this thing in my way when I am lifting and carrying boxes.

Oh something else I still need to do is find this child a pediatrician...haven't done that yet either. I decided to have a pediatrician do the circumcision instead of the OB, since I have been hearing a lot of horror stories from friends, so I really gotta do that fast. Tuesday will be a long day, forgot Monday is Labor Day (wish it was my labor day).

My mom and dad set up the crib down at the beach house so that will be all ready for us when that time comes (its a good thing it is a neutral print), but I still need to get my portable crib to Lynnwood so that is ready too. I have maybe 10 meals made, but they are in my mothers freezer, so maybe I should get something into mine to take us thru Sunday. My mom is coming over Wednesday morning to take James while Curtis takes me to the hospital and when things start rolling she will drop him off with my girlfriend and assist my woosy husband. I am not sure what her plan is, but we talked about her pulling up the RV and staying a couple of days, but since we are going to be moving to the island Monday, maybe we will skip that step. I think I will have to stay in the hospital until Friday since they have a 24 hours requirement for baby before we can go home. I am ready to have this baby right now, just don't know how ready the rest of me is.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our New House

Curtis and I are fixin to "buy" our first house! I say "buy" because we are doing a lease to own on a 2 year contract. The house is in the old part of Everett and sits right next to an Elementary school. I believe it was built in 1918, which makes Curtis weak in the knees to think about, so it has that craftsmen charm inside. We are in the process of remodeling and adding to the house and it looks like we won't move in until closer to October 1st. We had hopes it would be September 15th, but we will just hang out on Whidbey Island until then, so watch out Whidbey here we come!
Curtis has been busy completing the unfinished basement after hours and on weekends. When he's done it will have a guest room, 3/4 bath, a play room, theater, office and our food storage room. On the main floor he is adding about 20 feet to the back of the house with a sun room and a bigger laundry room. We are going to have a washer for Curtis and one for the family. His clothes are so yucky when he gets home, I welcome this idea! In the spring we have plans to take off the roof and add another bedroom upstairs and a master bath with a walk-in closet, oh and then Curtis wants to build a garage with a shop and a bio-diesel plant in the backyard with an apartment up top...not sure when that fits into the plan, but it will happen I know that. He is continually complaining about the price of diesel these days and making his own would be nice. I know we are busy kids, but we have big Curtis loves it. We are really excited to get this all done and be able to move in to our first house.

Monday, August 25, 2008

38 Weeks

We are 38 weeks and counting. I had an appointment today and I asked what my chances were on being induced and she said that it depended on what my body she tentatively scheduled me to be induced on the 3rd. I would really love to have this baby before heading to the Island on the 8th, but we will see what Logan thinks, I am sure we will be a stinker and not want to come out half baked. She said that I was 2 cm dilated so that's a good start. My next appointment is on the 2nd and hopefully by then things will have progressed enough that we can get this party started.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Making Cookies

For Family Home Evening this week James and I made Snickerdoodle cookies together! James has never done so almost makes me want to cry, my little baby boy is growing up so fast! It seems like just this last month he has advanced and started to understand so much more. I was shocked yesterday when I asked him to get his blue shoes he went up stairs and brought down his blue shoes. He has been so patient with us and I hope pray he will do the same with Logan!

Pump it Up!

One of our favorite things to do is go to Pump it Up! It is this great indoor blow up amusement park just a couple blocks from our house. James and Ben run around for just over an hour and then they both go home exhausted...every mothers dream come true!

James escaping from the gauntlet

Joe, Ben and James doing a one let trip down the slide

Ben and James coming out of one of the obstacle courses! And yes Ben usually does beat James.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Look just over the big white building and you will see the Provo Temple

Provo Temple

Having family that works for a Hotel chain has been really handy! While out moving family my mom and I got to stay in almost all the different Marriott's, Residence Inn was the only one we missed (thank you Nancy)! This is the view from the Provo Marriott...Its the Provo Temple! I was so excited to see it (James was just excited not to be in a car) and wished that we had just a little more time to go inside. When I left home the Seattle temple was doing some over hauling on Moroni and it felt so strange to look up and see him missing. My mom and I decided that someday when we get old we are going to visit all the temples...not sure if this is a realistic goal or not, but how amazing would that be to see all the temples and feel the that same peaceful spirit all over the world. I am so grateful for temples and that we have the opportunity to have them so near to us in this beautiful land of ours. What an am amazing blessing we have so close to us to enter into the Lords House.

Heather Marin

My very good friend Heather Marin is moving far away to Billings, Montana and yes this makes me oh so very sad. We have been FHE buddies since Curtis and I moved into this ward in January and have spent many a good nights laughing together. Although I am sad to see her leave I am happy that they are buying their own house and getting a good job. She is due exactly a month after I am and I am sad that I won't be able to hold the new little guy freshly hatched, but I am sure leaving family and friends isn't easy for her either. So, ode to Heather my friend, enjoy the drive and the move, Love Linda
PS This is from my baby shower last night, totally goofy of both of us, but especially Heather! Sorry Heather! Oh thanks for the diapers!!

Monday, August 4, 2008


What a busy few weeks we have had. July started out with my entire family in town and 2 weeks of sleepless nights with them. Then we had a Kincaid family reunion and wedding from the 24th - 27th. When we got home I unpacked, did laundry, cleaned my carpets and did most of my cleaning that I had been neglecting the month of July. On the 29th while dropping my mom off to the ferry found out that an extra driver would be needed to move my eldest I came home repacked the same suitcases and left the morning of the 30th and drove to Boise. Thursday we made it to Orem to pick up my little brother and his wife. Friday we drove to Phelan, California only to arrive at 11:00 at night, so cleaning and packing didn't start until Saturday. On Saturday we left Phelan for our 6 hour drive at 8:00 at night and with car trouble made it to Cedar City, Utah, at 3:00 in the morning. Sunday morning we got up and got ready for Church only to get into the cars and find out we still had car we prayed, gassed up and hit the road to finish out the last leg of the trip to Orem (which took us an extra few hours) and started unpacking again.

Sigh...what a busy last few couple of weeks we have had. Since this brings us all to today; we are unpacking and organizing and will say our good byes tonight and then head back to the hotel and take off tomorrow morning early and drive as far as we can since I have my baby shower Wednesday evening at 7:00. Guess I should make it to my own shower, eh? So the next time you see James and I we will have a few more wrinkles and puffy eyes, but we will be home and happy with our adventures. But I have learned that moving a family of 7 is easier said then done, but I am sure our move coming up will have the same amount of craziness since we plan to move the end of this month beginning of next and I am due September 8th! Life is good!