Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Christensen Family Pictures

The Sunday before last the Christensen family got together to do family pictures before the summer gets crazy and everyone goes out of town. So all the family... Grandma and Papa, Chris and Sally and their 5, Jen and Matt and their 3, Jeremy and I and our 3, Jacob and Jayme and their 1. So, that is 10 adults and 12 kids!

Jayme did a great job!! I am really happy to have these pictures. Now I just need to get my side of the family to do pictures. That might be a little more challenging!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Memory Lane

I did this on facebook and it was so much fun to read what people wrote. I love taking a walk down memory lane.

Leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! Don't send a message, leave a comment on here. Next, re-post this on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. Anything you remember will work!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I was just thinking about how old Jackson is. Then I realized he is now the same age Carson was when Clayton was born!! Oh my goodness, Carson was just a baby when Clayton came along. Since I was thinking about that it got me thinking about my life then. 4 1/2 years ago....

That was the hardest time in my life thus far. I was having a rough time dealing with a "toddler" (really just an older baby) and a new baby. We lived in a 2 bedroom apartment. So we shared our room with baby Clayton. Which was not ideal. Since he was in there I could not sleep. I just knew if I slept then Clayton would stop breathing. I know I was crazy, I got over that with Jackson. Since I didn't sleep it really got on my nerves that Jeremy slept so soundly. That man would not wake up for nothing during that time.

Needless to say I was very tired all the time. Oh ya, I also weighed more than I ever had before. And very upset by that. That was just one more thing to make me feel bad. So, I was fat, I was extremely tired, and my family annoyed me... What was a young mom to do with all these feelings?

Now I am not sharing this story to complain about my life or my family. Or to play the blame game on why I was feeling so crappy. It was no ones fault but my own. I realized back then that I pretty much had 2 choices. I could feel bad about who I was and what my life was right then. Or I could get over myself and decide to be happy and be the best mom I can.

So everyday I took a minute to decide how my day was going to be. I had to take a moment to tell myself that I was going to be happy. I am a good mom to these little beings that I loved so much. I am going to have a good day. If I did not take the time to do this everyday morning then my day was almost unbearable for me. I would feel extra crabby at my family and I would be a very unpleasant person to be around. I didn't even want to be around myself.

Anyway, I got through that rough patch in my life and I am sure there is more to come. Because of that time in my life, I feel so blessed to have the life I have now. I love my family more than anything. My kids are so great. They are so funny and have the best personalities. They make me smile everyday. My husband is the best person ever!! He is the love of my life. Jeremy is a great dad. He takes care of us financialy and he is a hard worker in anything he is working on. He makes it possible for me to stay at home with me children. And I am still after 8 year of marriage madly in love with him.

My mother in law wrote a story on her blog. It was about when they lived in Texas and it inspired me to post this one. Thank you Laurie for being such a great example to me.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

So the construction season begins!! Jeremy is already in Kodiak. He is there for about a week. He will be home for about a week, then off to Kodiak again. He is spending the whole season there this year (April to November). I am excited to say that the family will be spending the summer there with him. We are heading down as soon as Carson is done with school. Carson and Clayton are so excited. They are counting down the days until we get on the big boat.

Clayton has already announced that his birthday will be at Chuck E Cheese. (His birthday is not until October) When ever Clayton feels the need to announce this, Carson always comes back with , "Well my birthday is at Kodiak." I hope he is not disappointed when his birthday rolls around in July. I do know he is super excited for Grandma and Papa Christensen to come for his Kodiak birthday.

Anyway, just an update.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Clayton wanted to write a story. He told the story while I wrote it.

Clayton's Story at 4 years Old:

Derek was on the boat Mary Lou. He was thinking about shopping with a sheet. He went shopping to buy toys for his friends. Lou was at the forest and she was thinking about Derek. She loved Derek so much.

If you know imagination, and if you love Derek so much, you think about and you think and think and think about it all the time.

And if you want a glass of milk, you will need a glass for milk. Derek really wanted to go shopping to buy toys for his friends. If you know your imagination you really need to think and think and think all the time. And ask about the Holy Ghost. If you know the Holy Ghost you gotta go ask him to play with you and share. If you make a movie it would be really fun. If you really need to make and make and make all the time you gotta scribble with a pencil. You have to spit yucky germs out. You love to sing the ABCs if you like.

Derek sang the ABCs to Lou out of love.

The End

Monday, March 2, 2009

Scentsy Launch Party

Hello to all my friends. I am so excited to be selling Scentsy. This is such a cool product. I am having a launch party Friday the 6th at 7pm. Everyone is invited and if you book a party off of mine you will get a half off item. All the new scents are now available!! Check it out at my website, www.scentsy.com/renaechristensen .