Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Family Pictures

Back in October we took our family in to have new family pictures taken to add sweet little Jayden to the Workman Wall of Fame.  I also needed to get these new pictures taken before I did the bold and daring thing of shaving my hair off.  My beautiful sister, Jeannie has been fighting breast cancer and was going through chemo at the time.  I really wanted to support her, but I needed these pictures with hair first, so here they are.

I can't believe how bit they are getting.  Every day is filled with a new adventure, laughter and love.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Out of Limbo and Forward

It was hard to decide on which piece of news to report on first, so I guess I'll just start at the beginning of all the change.

For the past three years Frank has been working in Salt Lake which has required him to stay with his parents during the work week to help us save money on gas.  The situation was not ideal, but we made it work for us.  Of course it really helped that my family lived only 10 minutes away so I could turn to them for help when I needed some adult interaction.  We had him start working in Salt Lake with the intention of eventually moving there, but the time just never felt right for us to go.  Mostly because the market for real estate just wasn't where we needed it to be to sell our townhome.  So Frank continued to work away at American Express, allowing me to stay home with the children.

Just over a year ago, Frank was hired on as a supervisor with the company Black Turtle.  He was a bilingual supervisor, which really helped him to brush up on his Spanish.  We had him take this job, knowing that it was only going to be a temporary job through the open enrollment period for government health care.  Because we new that this job was going to end, we knew that the clock was ticking on him finding another job.  Thankfully our prayers were answered and Frank was hired on as a bilingual team leader with eBay.  We couldn't believe how lucky we were for him to get such a wonderful job, a job that was a career job and not just a call center job.  We knew that the time had finally come,

The time was here, time to sell our tiny piece of heaven in Logan so that we could reunite every night as a family and not just on the weekends.  Not only did Frank have a new job but the real estate market was suddenly right where we needed it to be.  Now we just needed to wait for sweet Olivia to finish her first grade year and then the house would be on the market.  Let me tell you, it was not easy getting the house ready to sell with 3 kids and being very, very pregnant.  But I did it, with the help of my wonderful mother who was so kind to watch the kids so much.

I can not tell you how nervous we were to try and sell our house by ourselves.  Would we even get people to come and see the house, how long would it take?  Little did we know that we were entering perfect conditions in the housing market to sell our house.  Honestly, we didn't get a lot of people to come see the house, but every visit that we had came with an offer.  Some weren't anywhere near where we wanted them, but we did get exactly what we wanted for the house.  Suddenly it was time to move out of our house of 5 years.  We hadn't yet found a house to move in, because the housing market was moving at such a fast pace, that houses were being snatched up left and right.  I  didn't know what we were going to do, our house had sold but we had no where to move our stuff.  Once again, my parents came to the rescue and allowed us to stay with them while we continued the hunt for our next home.  While very stressful for my parents, I'm sure, it was the perfect situation with our next little Workman coming into this world.

On July 15th, we welcomed our 4th child (and our smallest).  It was also my hardest delivery, but we are so glad that he is here.  He is adored by his brothers and his sister.  Olivia just loves picking him up, he is almost as small as her baby dolls, but he's a real life baby.  He looks just like his siblings.  Apparently we found such a good mold with our babies, that all of them have filled the same mold in their appearance.

Thankfully we were able to close on our new house at the beginning of August, just in time to get Olivia registered for school.  And now here we are.  The house is mostly put together, I say mostly, because it is really hard to do anything around the house when you have a baby who wants to be nursing almost every waking minute.  We are slowly getting to a better situation, so hopefully I can get things put together more soon so I can get some pictures of our beautiful home.  We love it here and can really see us staying here for a long, long, long time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Catching Up

It has been awhile since our last post, but I really wanted to post an update on our family.  I guess I will just start at the top of our family and work my way down.  Since it has been a long, long time since I last wrote, I will try to keep each little snip-it short.

Just over a year ago Frank started a new job with American Express in SLC as a Customer Care Professional.  He loved his job working as a manager with Convergys, but it wasn't helping us in the financial department so it was time for him to move on.

Since his new job was in SLC, we began to look into different living options.  We thought that we had found the perfect little apartment to rent and were in line at the bank to get our cashiers check, when we both looked at each other and said that it didn't feel right.  Now Frank stays with his parents Wednesday-Friday and comes home Saturday night.  It has been hard, very hard, being alone with the kids, but we have made it work because it is where we are suppose to be right now.

Being at home with the kids is such a great blessing for our family, but it is also very hard for me, being with ONLY childrend 4 of the 7 days of the week.  My sister, Jeannie, moved her family here from Las Vegas last summer, so I've been watching her little boy, Parker, a few days a week.  I'm very grateful that I can help them out with their family.  Theyr, in return, let me come to their house a few evenings a week so that I can have some adult interaction to keep me sane,

The biggest update for me is that I had another beautiful little boy, Logan, on June 17th.  It was my hardest pregnancy yet, but I really have no room to complain because I know that there are women who have had WAY harder pregnancies than me.

Our sweet little Lady Bug is growing big and strong right before our eyes.  She had her first year of pre-school and has just started her second year.  She has loved it and has learned so much.  She has become such a great helper to me, first with JD and Parker and now with baby Logan.  I don't know what I would do with out my little girl who will be turning 5 in a couple of weeks.  She is really looking forward to her birthday and so have I.

Our Chili Bean just turned three and is as full of energy as ever.  That little boy will just go, go, go until I force him to go to bed at night.  He pretty much potty trained himself last April.  That's righ, I say he did it, because all I did was buy him the underwear and put him on the potty.  He figured out all the hard stuff on his own.  So I was very excited that I was only goingto be buying diapers for one child.  JD will jump off and climb just about anything, often surpassing his sister in the daring department.  It is a miracle that we haven't had to get stitches for him or that he hasn't broken any bones.

Our little Smallish Bear joined our family on Junde 17th only two day after his due date.  (Imagine me saying that with a lot of sarcasm, both Olivia and JD arrived a week before their due dates.)  The first two hour of his life here were spent in the NICU on a ventilator.  It was a little scary, but I had full confidence in the staff at the hospital.  For the first 6 weeks all her ever wanted to do was eat, eat, eat.  Sometimes he would combine his naps with his eating, which had me nursing for an hour or so at times.  Nothing got done around the house.  (Actually, nothing still gets done around the house.)  Now he is 3 1/2 monthes old and a big, big smiler and a pretty good sleeper.  He doesn't sleep through the night consistantly, but it is usually once a night that he will wake up.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Celebrating Olivia!

Yes, once again I'm a month late in posting this but in my defense, the only time I can do something like this, I'm trying to put my house back together from the tornado known as 'My Kids'.

It is so hard to believe that Olivia has been in our lives for three years now.  Sometimes it feels like she has always been here and other times I can still remember holding her as a newborn.  This past we have seen a lot of growth in her physically and mentally.  Last year you could barely understand   10 or so of her words, but now you can carry on a conversation with her.  She has an excellent memory, is very observant of everything around her and is a wonderful big sister to her baby brother.  She is so compassionate and concerned for everyone, you can already see the mother in her coming out.  She is so tall that we are always wondering where those genes has come from.

 We had a fun pumpkin themed birthday party for her, hosted by her grandma and grandpa Wells.  It was fun the have family and friends come and celebrate our beautiful little girl.  The next day, Frank and I spent some one on one time with Olivia to let her know how much we love her

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Full of Color

When fall came so did a whole canvas of color.  The mountains around Cache Valley looked like they were on fire, it was just beautiful.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Our Home

So we have only been living in our townhouse for just over a year, so I thought that it would be fun to actually post some pictures of our little house.  It is small and cozy, but it is all ours and we love it.

Chop Chop

So a few weeks ago Frank went and got a haircut and took Olivia with him.  She was so excited about his haircut that she really wanted one too.  She couldn't stop talking about wanting to get her hair cut so we decided to make a trip out of it.  There is this really neat salon just for kids.  They have these fun chairs that you can sit in, a TV at each station and a slide that the kids can play on.  It was a very fun place to go and the stylists were so good with the kids.