Hair today, gone tomorrow!

So I know it's been forever since I posted, but I didn't think you all wanted to hear about the past months adventures with kidney stones for ever post. I figured this would be way more exciting! I finally did it! I chopped off all of my hair! It has been so long since I actually cut it that I got a little nervous the day before! And if you know me at all you know that I am not the kind of girl to ever get attached to hair, so that was weird for me! I really do love it! So here is my lame, but somewhat more exciting post, I'll post more pics after Christmas! Until then, Merry Christmas everyone!


Now here's my explination!

Ok, so know that I've officially done it, now I'm prepared to give explanation! Ok, so over the past 3 years since I have had this blog, I have heard countless horror stories! One friend of mine actually came across a website that had taken pictures of her son off of her blog and posted them on their website! I don't actually know how she came across the photos, but that is a little more than frightening to me! Also another friend had someone post an "anonymous" comment about us stupid Mormons and our political, ethical, and religious views that in my opinion was neither true or accurate, and extremely uncalled for and inappropriate! So I have decided that I want only people I choose viewing photos of my boys and making inappropriate comments on my blog! And those two incidents that I mentioned have not been the only two of their kind that I have heard of! And also since I like my friend who had the bad experience with the commenter am outspoken about what I believe is right, and if I want to write about it on my personal blog, I am going to! So I am sorry for the inconvenience! And that is my rant for the day!


Going Private!

So I have been thinking about going private for a while now, and having read a few horror stories of friends of mine, and bad experiences, I have now decided to just do it! If you would like to be included put your email address in the comment box, or if you'd rather not do that email it to me at ryandarchibald@juno.com. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I feel I would like to keep my family safe from the many creeps that are out there. I plan on doing it in the next few days so leave me a comment or email me please!!!


Halloween time fun!

So we had our usual Halloween time routine again this year, and the boys had a blast! Wyatt was really into the trick or treating this year, and he was so cute! Garrett hated getting his picture taken, but loved all the attention and candy! We had a good time carving pumkins and decorating cookies with our cousin Gia who is Wyatt's best friend! All in all a good holiday! Thanksgiving and Christmas here we come!


Tag, I'm it!

And I don't think I can think of 7 weird or interesting things about myself...I'm just not that interesting. But basically the rules are, I tell 7 weird/interesting things about myself and then tell 7 other people to do it and leave them a comment about it! Okay, here goes:

1. I hate summer....I know all of you out there are shaking your heads and thinking that I am a crazy loon, and maybe I am, call me crazy, but 110 in the shade is not my idea of awesome weather, I'd much rather be bundled up in one of Ryan's sweater and my slippers sipping hot chocolate and cuddling with my sweeties!

2. I am totally allergic to the active ingredient in Proactiv, and found out the hard way, and by this I mean I used it and ended up looking like Hitch for the next 3 days! I still have to laugh about it though, I was rather hilarious looking!

3. I am semi-vegitarian. I do eat a little meat sometime, but not very often and not usually red meat. It isn't a recent life style change either, I have always been this way. I also don't eat any form of seafood or eggs. Once again always been that way. Ryan thinks I'm crazy!

4. I was once told I would never concive children, and now I have two miracles to show the doctors that you can go to a million years of school and spend a million dollars doing it, but Heavenly Father's plan doesn't always follow text books!

5. I am an avid reader, and usually try to read one book a week more if I have time, and this passion has been passed on to my boys especially Wyatt who loves to read almost more than I do, and loves when I read him the book I am currently reading! He favorite so far has been Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, as I was reading it I was thinking "man this is morbid and definitly not fit for my 3 year old", but I figured he is still a little young to understand, and he loved all the action!

6. I am opposite of a pack rat and in turn throw everything away! It drives me crazy that Ryan keeps stuff that I feel is insignificant, and it drives him crazy that I throw stuff away he considers treasure! I just really hate clutter!

7. One my Allen side of the family I have something like 54 first cousins! My gradparents had 10 children and each in turn had large families, and I know most all of them very well, and my kiddos are friends with my cousins kids, and so on and so forth! I really love my big family!

And now for the tagging: Misty, Sara, Angela, Krista, Jessica, Keri and Kimber. Do it if you want, don't if you don't want to either way, I'll still love you all!
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Fun quiz in the excitment I am having for the movie to come out!!!!!!


Oh the places you go...or not....

So I figured it was time to give you all a little update, so here goes! I have been trying to put some posts up for the last few weeks, but nothing I did really worked out, and seeing as I am computer inept, it is all really self explanatory!

So we have been doing really well! Ryan has just been working away as a Reactor Operator, this is a new position for him, he still knows all his stuff about Fuel Handling, but this is like a promotion so we are stoked! I especially like it because he gets home so much earlier and usually has all weekends off, so we get to spend much more time together! He has also been put back into the Elders Quorum again, this is the second time in like six months. Let me explain, our ward is very small and is comprised of the nearly dead and newly wed, with the small bundle of somewhat established families. We only have like 3 or 4 deacons, but our nursery has like 20 kids! Anyway, he was in the Elders Quorum and then the president and his wife moved, so Ryan was then put in the Young Men's presidency, and then our Bishop moved so they re-did the Bishopric, and some of the Young Men's presidency went to the Bishopric, and now we have come full circle!

I have been hanging out at home with the boys mostly! Wyatt and I have been working on his preschool together, and I am amazed by how much he already knew! I opted to teach him myself this year mostly because I just couldn't stand to let my baby go grow up yet, and because I haven't really found a preschool here that I have wanted to send him to. So it has been a learning experience for the both of us. Lately I have just been trying to get all of our Christmas shopping done, and on the list of things to make or buy! I have also been getting the boys Halloween costumes ready! Wyatt said he wanted to be a scary ghost, so I decided to make Garrett one too! I also still have a few projects around the house to do, like painting our kitchen, and taking off the cabinet doors and sanding and refinishing them. I've also been pretty busy being in and out of the hospital, but I am feeling tons better, so hopefully that is done for a while at least!

Wyatt is just growing and learning like crazy! He is like I said doing his preschool with me, and coming along really great! We have been working on letter recognition, and he knows almost all of them! He does tend to get confused with the lower case letters because some of them look quite alot alike ex. b d q p. Those are mostly the ones he has a hard time with! He is also learning all his shapes! He already knew most, but there were still some to learn, he can draw circles, and we are trying to learn to draw squares now. He is also learning to color between the lines which he does really well, he just gets bored really fast with that one! He's also growing like a weed! He is only 3 and he wears a 5t or a size xs in big boy cloths! He also wears a size 10 shoe! It feels like every time I buy him a new pair he's already out grown them, and is needing a new pair! He also had his very first dentist appointment! He did so good! The dentist said that he had great teeth, and lots of space for his adult teeth to come in! He loves to floss too! I am also starting to give him chores around the house which he thinks is the coolest thing ever! I guess I better enjoy that one while he likes to do them! He has to pick up and organize his toys, make his bed, and he also helps out with unloading the dishwasher and vacuuming, and dusting! He is such a great helper! He's getting a lot better with hangin out with just Dad, when Mom's not around! He is such a mamma's boy, and I really worry about him sometimes. He literally goes into panic mode of he can't see me, but luckily he is getting a lot better lately!

Garrett is getting so big! He really drives me nuts a lot because he is so so busy, and not always in a good way! He loves getting into everything! He also loves to climb everything, which in turn gives him many bumps and bruises! He is so tough though, so he could have a concussion, and I'd never know because he would probably just cry a little and then go on his merry way! He is totally and utter opposite from Wyatt in that way because all I have to do is look and Wyatt and he is in tears! Garrett finally started getting some more teeth! His fangs are finally coming in! I hope they all come in together so he doesn't look all lopsided in the mouth! He is also on his 4th ear infection! So weird to me because Wyatt has only ever had one! He is also starting to speak words that I can actually understand! He said a lot before that I could understand, but now he's just talking up a storm! He just gabs all day long! He has also started to cuddle a little! He has NEVER been a cuddler, EVER! Even as a tiny baby he didn't like being held, which was really hard because he was so colicky, and cried all the time! I just love it when he sits on my lap and lets me snuggle him! He also loves Spiderman! He loves walking around the house talking about him, and playing with ever Spiderman toy he can find! He just cracks me up!

So that's what we've been up to! We are all really looking forward to Halloween and our yearly family home evening Halloween party with our friends! We are also excited for all the snow and Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years! This is my most favorite season of the year! I am also really looking forward to the Twilight movie to come out in November and Ry's 27th birthday! I hope you're all doing well!


My cleverness is all worn out, sorry....

So I know it's been like a month since my last post, but I really haven't felt like posting anything, sorry. It has been such a crappy month here at the Archibald home, first starting it off with a bang, me... I got to spend a jolly 3 day visit to the hospital and on non other than my 24th birthday! Then I finally get to come home and all my familia decides to get some sort of crud! It starts of as we go to Walmart to pick up my pain pills and Wyatt pukes EVERYWHERE on one of the isles! Gross! I really don't do puke, I am the worst mother in that way, then after a few more times on our way out of the store and once on the way home(and mind you we only live 5 min away) I get him home and showered and put to bed. I go to check on him before I go to bed myself, and he has barfed again in his sleep, so I had to wake him up throw him in the shower and change his bedding, he was not appreciative of the rude awakening, and I don't blame him, poor kid! Then the next day Garrett and Ryan come down with some nasty nose and cough thing! And they have been thus sick the past two weeks with it! And in the mean time I am suffering away with kidney stones! And seeing as I'm the mama I am the one taking care of everyone, and being the most cranky hag-witch ever because I am hurting so bad! On a bright note though I got to see my big sis, and one of my very favorite cousins! I just hate feeling so out of control. I am a total control freak with a bad case of OCD, so I hope you can imagine how much this has all sucked for me! Not being able to be in control of my own stupid health problems, and then not being able to keep the bad germ bugs away from my family! Ahhhhhh! It's ok if you're thinking it, I am crazy! Ok, rant over, I am hoping the soon my little family will all be back on the mend and healthy once more! I hope all of your months have gone a lot better than mine, and hopefully none of you will EVER get kidney stone cause they really suck!


Proud mommies be prepared for tagging!

ALL THE PROUD MOMMYS: Fill this out!
-Age of baby/babies?3 years 3 months, and 1 year 6 months

Wyatt Ryan and Garrett Edward

-Birthdays?Wyatt-May 29, 2005 Garrett-February 25, 2007

-Time of birth?Wyatt-5:28 PM, Garrett-6:45 AM

-How long did labor last?
Wyatt-18 hours, Garrett-6 hours

-How long did you push?Wyatt-1 1/2 hours, Garrett- about two or three pushes, so like 8 minutes.

-How much did your baby(ies)weigh?Wyatt-8lbs 2oz, Garrett-7lbs, 6oz

-Any hair?
They both had a head full of dark brown hair. Not tons, but a head of it.

-Who does your baby(ies)look Like?Both of my boys look exactly like their daddy in different ways. Wyatt is the exact copy of Ryan now, but Garrett looks a lot like Ry as a younger version. But they look a lot like each other as well.

-Be honest...how much weight did you gain?With Wyatt I gained 18 pounds, and with Garrett 12 pounds. But I'm sure if I hadn't puked my guts out the entire 9 months with both of them it would have been a lot more!

-Was baby(ies)early or late?Both boys were two weeks early. Wyatt was 14 days early, and Garrett 15 days early.

-How many baby showers did you have?2 they were both with Wyatt, none with Garrett

-Did you breastfeed?Yes, both boys for 5 months each, I would have done it longer if I could have, but too many surgeries and drugs means sick babies.

-Who keeps your baby(ies) the most?I do mostly, Ryan & I too when he's home, and if we need a sitter, usually our parents take them.

-When do you wanna have another?We're planning for sometime in the next year or so.

-How did you know it was time to go the hospital?
My water broke both times, I was at the hospital the first time with Wyatt because they had been attempting to stop labor but that changed plans, but with Garrett I was at home alone, just me and Wyatt because Ry was working grave-yards then, so I got up changed cloths ect... and drove myself to the hospital. Ryan met me there a couple of hours after I got there.

-Anyone spend the night with you first night home?Nope, neither time, just me and Ry with Wyatt, and just me Ry, and Wyatt with Garrett. We had lots of visitors throughout the weeks though.

-Did you cry the first time you held your baby(ies)?
I don't think so... I think I was too ecstatic both times, but I could be wrong... I don't remember.

- Who cut the cord(s)?

-Where was the baby(ies)born?
Wyatt-Portneuf Medical in Poky, and Garrett-Bingham Memorial in Blackfoot, I don't think I'd ever have another baby anywhere else then Bingham though WAY better experience!

-Did you record the labor?
Heck no! Although it seems like there were enough people there to witness that it really wouldn't make a difference either way! Ha!


Sometimes there not always as you expect.

Kids are so funny. I especially think that mine are funny, brilliant, adorable, you know pretty much the cutest kids ever born, but then again I am very biased, and I am sure you all think the same of yours! It just cracks me up on how they never do what you expect them to! Since the day I found out I was pregnant for the first time, I knew my kids would never have a love for the things I cherish most. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love music in any form. I am an avid musical lover as well as classical music, alternative, country, r&b, pretty much most forms of music. It has always moved me how much you can express through music. While I was was pregnant with Wyatt I was involved in several music groups, and church singing activities. Ryan and I are seriously living proof that opposites attract because we are completely and utterly different in our passions in life. He is an avid sports enthusiast, and is very gifted in physical activities. I on the other hand always loved to dance, but am a serious marshmallow. I am the thorn in the side of any sport! I am seriously athletically challenged! So since we only have boys I naturally assumed that they would be just like their daddy in the sense of interests. Much to my surprise and Ryan's, Wyatt has proved to far to very much follow in the footsteps of his mother! It really cracks me up because he is built like a line backer! He is only three and wears 5t or an extra smally size in the young boys section. He is more than half my height and weighs 45 pounds! He's not chubby anymore, and is a skinny little whelp, but man you pick that kid up and he is solid! Any here he is my husband's little line backer singing show tunes with his mama! Ha ha! He loves musicals, and any movie that has a lot of music! I guess there's no saying what he will do in the future, I'm sure he'll love both because Ryan is such an athletic guy, but it really amuses me that Wyatt so far shares my passion for music! I'd like to think that it's because I sang so much while prego, and I sing to my kidos all the time to, but who knows! And the really funny thing is that Garrett is the exact polar opposite! He likes music, and dancing, but he loves sports! He loves balls of any kind, and throws EVERYTHING! It drives me absolutely bananas! He already knows the difference between a football, basketball, and baseball! He also loves golf as well! This little 1 year old boggles my mind! I'm anxious to see what there interests will end up being in a few years?! And also very interested to see if we ever do have a girl what she'll be interested in. Well I just hope there all very well rounded, and with parents like Ry and I, it seems like they will be!


The Dawn has finally broken...

It has been a while since my last post, and I am now prepared to give the explanation for my absence...We have been very busy here at the Archibald home as of late! First of all I got the privilege of tending two of my very favorite people for the week! My niece Madison and nephew Benjamin! I cannot even express to you how much I love these two! I have always had a strong bond with Madi, but I was so excited to be able to strengthen the one between Ben and myself as well! Krista and Brian were off to extend there knowledge of ballroom dance to teach to their students, so I got to extend my knowledge of my niece and nephew! I am so proud of the little girl my niece is turning into! Independent, strong-willed, beautiful, loving, and protective of all those she cares for, even those she barley knows! I am just so proud, and amazed by her! I sometimes have a hard time believing she is only 6 because in so many ways she is much older! I was also so grateful for the time I had to get to know Benj more! He is 5 weeks younger than Garrett, and Kris and Brian live 5 hours away so I haven't had a lot of time or money to get to know him as well as I would have liked to! But this week was like heaven for me! I will admit that I was rather nervous originally for this exchange with Benj, he doesn't know me well, and he has never been apart from his mom for more than a couple of hours, but he surprised me greatly! I can't believe how smart this little boy is! He know so much sign language! Or course half the time I had no idea what he wanted, but he was very patient with my ignorance! He is so silly too! He and Garrett are a force to be reckoned with while together let me tell you! What one can't accomplish the other can! I also LOVED the opportunity I got to do girlie things, and girlie hair with Madi! I know it seems so trivial, but I am a complete and utter girl to the core, and I often feel like my boys will lack a lot of manly emotions, ect with me as their mother! Poor boys! Ha! I do love them dearly though so I hope that counts for what I lack! Anyway this week was so so busy! On one of the days that Madi and Benj were spending with their grandparents I took the boys to the zoo with my very best friend Deni and her boys! It was a lot of fun! All the boys were so tuckered out by the end of the day! They had such a great time! Then on Friday night being the total nerd I am Ry, the kids and I headed up to Idaho Falls for the book release party for Breaking Dawn! After about 10:30 the kids were all asleep for the most part in the car with Ryan and I got in line for my purchase! I stayed up reading most of that night and morning! I was so tired the next day! I am one of those people who definitely need their sleep to function! So annoying! Ha! Anyway I have finally finished the book and my niece and nephew are safely home with their parents! I cannot even express to you how much I love the Twilight book series, and this final book of Bella's perspective did not disappoint in the least! In fear of giving too much away to those of you who haven't yet finish, or started the book yet I won't give my full review just yet! But I have to say I feel like I have been waiting for this book to come and end my agony at not knowing the rest of the story, and all my hope, fears, and joys in the series were not disappointed with the outcome! Stephanie never ceases to amaze me with her skill of drawing one in and making them care for her characters. I feel like Edward, Bella, Jacob, Alice and the others are very close friends of mine, and I cared just as much for their happiness as Stephanie does! What a great author! Now before I sound like too much of a freak for loving the characters in a book so much I'll be off! I'll post some pictures later, but right now I'm going to go take a much needed nap! I hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did!


Tag I'm it so that means you probably will be soon to!

Ok Kimber I'll bite and do the stupid tag, so here goes...

1. Each player starts with 8 random habits/facts about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write a post on their blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of the post you need to choose 8 people to get tagged and list their names.

Here are my 8 random facts/habits/emotionally disturbing pieces of information:

1. I am completely ocd, about pretty much everything, when things don't happen the way I think they should I start to get really panicked. Things like the laundry and the dishes have to be done in a certain order or it freaks me out! I am also insane about the boys bath routine it drives Ryan up the wall! And bedtime, the way and order the house is cleaned, ect, ect... My list could seriously go on forever so if you think something is weird, I probably do it!

2. I have more than the average fear of spiders, once when I was prego with Wyatt there was a hobo spider crawling down the side of the wall into my bed, and I had an extreme hysterical panic attack, with chest pains uncontrollably crying and in general a very stupid freak out, Ryan still thinks I am the worlds craziest person!

3. I love to create new things! It doesn't really matter what it is it could be a new variation on a favorite dish, a scrapbook for my boys, differently shaped cakes, new jammies for my kidos, I love to teach myself how to be a better cook, seamstress, cake decorator, gift giver, and memory maker!

4. I love love love action packed movies! Not horror necessarily, but movies like Spiderman, The Hulk, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Hellboy, Batman, Superman, anything that has a lot of butt kicking, or science fiction! I know I should have been born a very dorky boy, and don't get me wrong I love a good romantic comedy, but those I rent, it's the action packed man movies that I want to go see in the movie theater, and if it has a love story line to go a long with all the butt-kicking that's even better! I'm just a sucker for a happy ending!

5. I never wanted to be a cheerleader when I was a kid, I always wanted to be in the choir, I am such a nerd, but I would have taken choir for every subject if they'd have let me, and pretty much my entire senior year was spent in the choir room. I think I had 4 classes in that room that year because I was also an aid in the all girls choir and in guitar class along with my two choir classes I was in! And someday when I grow up I am still hoping to make it to Broadway! Yeah right but I can still dream eh?!

6. I am one of the nursery leaders in our ward and I love it! It cracks me up that when people find out that that is my calling and they start to give me the oh I am so sorry speech because I don't think I have ever had a calling that I love so much! There is just something so rewarding when you are at the store or somewhere like that and you see one of your little kids and they are so excited to see you, or when there is a kid that hates to go to nursery and then they decide they love you and want to go now! I just love it!

7. My favorite alone pass time is to read. I love a good book series that I can devour! I can read a whole series in as little as a week. It drives Ryan nuts when I find a new collection that I love! He doesn't like to read so he doesn't understand how I could get so obsessed with a book that I even dream about the book when I'm not reading it! He thinks he gets neglected in these times when I find a good book! And he probably does!

8. I am a complete an total klutz! I always have bruises everywhere, and I never remember how I got them because I run into, trip, slip, and fall so much that I can't keep track of when I did what, and where it hurt me! And it seems so far that my silly baby boy has inherited this clumsy trait from his dear mom, a trait that I hope he grows out of!

Ok, I tag: Ange, Jess, Erin, Krista, Misty, Sara, Keri, and Kara hope you enjoyed!


Toilet Trauma....

*unfortunatly I didn't get a photo of the incedent, so I thought I'd put this cute one up instead to remind me how sweet and adorable they can be!

Ok, so this happened last week, but it has taken me a few days to get over it, and now that I can look back on the situation and laugh I am ready to divulge the story. So the last few weeks I have not been feeling very well, and after a two day stint in the hospital, I went home to recuperate, the first day I was back my wonderful mother in law took the boys so that I could spend the day sleeping because I didn't get much sleep, but the next day I was all alone, I knew the boys would take advantage of my weakness, but I had no idea what was in store for me! Little did I know what closing my eyes for ten minutes while the boys were awake would bring me. I awoke with a start hearing Garrett screaming, which is a regular occurrence in our home due to the fact that his older brother is a big fat bully! Garrett has been teething too, so he wasn't his chipper self anyhow, so I went into the kitchen to make Garrett a bottle and then send him off to bed. When I went into the toy room to get him neither one of my sweet precious little imps were anywhere to be found, so I headed to their bedroom, and low and behold no childrens in there either. Hum.....I thought to myself starting to realize their location. See I am super obsessive about all the doors in the house being shut except for the toy room and the boys room usually, and to make it even more OCD I put childproof door nob covers on all the doors that aren't really where I want the kidos. This makes my life so much easier due to the fact that the toys NEVER stay in the toy room and there are only so many hours a day that I am going to clean them back up. Well Wyatt can open the doors with or without the cover, but he is usually my very good boy who always asks permission to go in said rooms, so I never really worry about the fact that they are useless to ward him off. Well, apparently today was not my lucky day because when I opened up the bathroom door there the toilet culprits were, soaked from head to toe in toilet water! Augh! Garrett was bawling due to the fact that Wyatt had just poured a bunch of toilet water on his head, and there was like a half in of it covering pretty much every surface in the bathroom. And here's the catch, you may think I'm gross for admitting this, but during the day when just the boys and I are home if Wyatt needs to go pee and only pee I don't flush it because I know he's just gonna go in like a half and hour again anyway. And so this said toilet water that was EVERYWHERE was peed in toilet water! YUCK! To make this wonderful event even more exciting Wyatt then professes to me that he had peed in the garbage can as well! Moral of the story is never fall asleep when your 3 year old is a genius, and always always flush your toilet!


Ode to Ryan!

So I'd like to also put a little ode out there to my wonderful and loving husband. So here is everything I can think of that makes you so special to me.

I love the way you make me laugh in the middle of an argument even if I was so mad a second before it's hard to be angry when I'm laughing so hard!

I love how you are obsessed about us being and active family, which without I am sure I'd be a hundred pounds heavier!

I love how you always say everything I cook is delicious even though I know it was gross.

I love that you knew I was the one for you, even with all my attempts to let you know I wasn't.

I love how you waited for me to figure out you were the one for me even after all my thwarted attempts.

I love how when I did finally figure out you were the one for me you let me squirm a little bit, and then took me with open arms!

I love that you totally tricked me in your proposal, and I seriously had no clue that you were going to ask me to marry you.

I love that you designed my wedding ring all by yourself, and didn't even ask for my imput.

I love that you still wanted me even though we didn't know if we would be able to have children.

I love that on our wedding day I was the one freaking out wanting to get out of there, and when I saw how calm and excited you were it made me want to stay with you.

I love that you took me to the temple to be your eteranl companion, in that wanted to keep me for eternity.

I love that when we first found out we were having a baby you wanted to get another job because you didn't want me to work, I didn't let you!

I love that you went with me to every doctors appointment when I was pregnant with both of our boys!

I love that everytime I've had to be hospitalized you are always there right by my side holding my hand.

I love that the one time I had to have surgery and you couldn't get off work that you drove down on your lunch break and was in the recovery room when I woke up just so you could kiss me and then head back to work.

I love how much you love to teach our boys to play sports and wrestle! Even though they are constantly tackling me and I'm not as good and sturdy as you are!

I love that you honor your preisthood, and that you were able to bless both of our beautiful children!

I love that our boys both look just like you! Even though I complain that they look nothing like me and I did all the work, I really do love to see your face in both of them.

I love that you let me sleep on the right side of the bed even though that's the side that you like.

I love that you do the dishes so that I don't have to.

I guess I could just go on and on forever, but mostly I just want to say I love you Ryan, and I couldn't ask for a better husband and father. You and our kids are the best things that ever happened to me, and I don't think I could ever thank our Heavenly Father enough for blessing me so much! I love you!

Happy Late Father's Day!

Ok, So I know that this is late, but I was really sick yesterday, and my sweet hubby was waiting hand and foot on me all day, so today is going to be Father's Day at the Archibald house. First of all I would like to make an ode to my dear old dad! I love you so very much! I know that I wouldn't be half the person I am today without you. I love your kind and loving spirit, and your willingness to put everyone's needs before your own. I don't think I've ever met a more generous person who is willing to give the last shirt he owns off his back to someone you deem in more need. Thank you so much for raising me in the gospel and teaching me of Jesus and Heavenly Father. I love you so dearly and am so thankful for you everyday!

I'd also like to put a little word out there for my other dad Doug. We love you so much! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have you to take Wyatt on your weekly adventure to the cattle auction! He loves to be with you, and I am greatful for a grandpa who wants to be able to spend some one on one time with his grandkids! You're the best! I love that most of the things I love about Ryan came from you! I love how supportive and loving you are about everything we do, and that we always know we can count on you! We love you so much!


We need the FUNK (well not me...)

Ok, so I don't know about the rest of my fellow bloggers out there, but I have been in a total and utter funk lately. I don't know if it's the weather or just the impending doom of life falling upon me. Doesn't it just seems like when it rain it pours in a very literal sense lately. Ryan and I are no different. It seems like just as soon as we get everything in order, it all falls back out of place again. Like the fact that we are just now beginning to get medical bills that are from January! AHHHHH! And of course they are not just little ones, they are the big ones that make you shake in your boots! And then everything got screwed up with our house payments, and we are still in the process of fixing that, which was not our fault in the first place, but seems to be that we have to fix it anyway. It makes me miss the days of renting when you didn't have to worry about homeowners exemptions, hazard insurance, and mortgage brokers. Don't you just ever feel too young to be dealing with all this stuff, that this is a grown ups job, but then you realize that you are supposed to be the grown up. Not to mention the fact that just now my face is deciding to go through it's adolecense, hey guess what face, I've got news for you, your about a decade late! What is the deal here people! Poor Ryan just looks and shakes his head yes to all my rantings, what a great guy huh?! And not to mention the fact that it is now officially June, and it is raining cats and dogs like everyday! I mean the rain wouldn't be bad if it was at least warm, but seriously! And then to cap it all off I caught the cat trying to eat my glofish! I mean I couldn't help myself from cracking a smile, but I was still mad. She had almost her entier front of her body in the 20 gallon tank! Ha! I guess it is a little hilarious! Then yesterday I had to take Garrett in for his 15 month appointment which ment shots, and let me tell you his is more than grouchy today, and I don't really blame him! They gave him 4 shots! Poor baby! And he is getting molars already! So that isn't really uplifting his mood either. I also am feeling like I spend more then 8 hours a day picking up after my family! Which I understand is like my lot in life, but seriously! The kidos have a toy room, but inevitably the toys end up everywhere! Do you think it's too early to send them to boarding school! Just kidding, but seriously! Ha! Sorry it seems like I am just totally complaining, and I am, but like I said I'm in a funk! Well, there is my venting, if any of you have anti-funk solutions let me know!


Happy 3rd Birthday Wyatt!

So today is the official day that my baby is 3 years old! I won't deny that I have been secretly or not so secretly dreading this day since he turned 2! I just cannot believe how big he is getting! He has always, and will always be a miracle to me. See just a two years before I was telling the man who would eventually become my husband that there was little to no chance at all that I may become pregnant, and if we were to try that it would be a long, painful, and grueling process. I was so sad the night that I told him because I was sure that no man would ever want such damaged goods. Much to my surprise(which I now have no idea why I was so worried in the first place)he loved me anyhow! I still ask myself almost everyday how I got so lucky! Then just a year and a half after we became eternal companions we were granted the miracle that is Wyatt. The first time I looked into his beautiful blue eyes I knew that I would never doubt or take for granted the power of the priesthood, blessings, or my Father in Heaven. So many years I had asked the Lord in earnest prayer why he had given me such a painful and at times heartbreaking trial in life. And that day three years ago I got my answer. Because Nanci you would never know how much you would or could fully appreciate this moment now. I am so so thankful, and can never fully in any word express just how thankful I am for my two beautiful children. Wyatt has been such a light in many of my darker days, and will always be! We just love you Wyatt so much and can't imagine life without your extremely infectious laugh, your big dimple, the silly things that you say at very random moments, how eager you are to learn anything new, your love of reading, the way you eat a grilled cheese sandwich, how you love to mother your little brother, your sweet sensitivity, and the powerful love we see you have for all those you know. We thank our Heavenly Father everyday for your sweet spirit. Happy Birthday son! We love you!


Spiderman, Spiderman....

Here are the pics from Wyatt's third birthday party! He won't actually be 3 until the 29th, but due to circumstances we decided to do the party this weekend, I was really afraid that no one would be able to come seeing as it is a holiday weekend, but surprisingly we had a really good turn out! Wyatt had a great time with his friends and cousins and loved his cake and cupcakes and his Spiderman pinata! It was so much fun, and I can't believe my baby is turning 3! He is such a big boy! Who knew that almost three years ago after 9 months of terrible pregnancy, 18 hours of hard labor and one little cry we'd be here now. I knew from the beginning that raising Wyatt would be a challenge. From the time I took that pregnancy test to now it has been a constant battle of wills! I am so proud of him! He has really grown into a very smart and somewhat obedient little boy! I can't believe how blessed I am to have such a sweet, caring, and sensitive little spirit in my home, I really couldn't ask for more than what I've been blessed with! We love you Wyatt, here's to the next 3 years and many more after that!


A exciting new addition!

Ok peeps! ha! So the Archibald's have yet another grandson! That leaves the tally at grandsons 4 granddaughters 0! Ahhhhh! So my brother in law Jake and his beautiful lady Sylvia welcomed Keaton Douglas Archibald yesterday May 20, 2008 at 9:45ish pm! He weighed in at a whopping 6 lbs 8 oz and 18 3/4 inches long! I know all of you out there are saying "wow that is a little baby" but I am here to tell you that for teeny tiny Syli that is a HUGE baby! She is so small! He has a head full of dark hair and looks just like his mommy! He is just SO SO cute! We are so glad to have Sylvia and Keaton in our family we just love them so much! They will be in the hospital for a few more days because Keaton was 4 weeks early, but I'll try to get over there again soon so I can take so pictures of him! I forgot my camera! Of course! Yeah for new babies! He is so adorable it made me think I wanted another one right now! Almost....! Ha!


A very eventful weekend!

So we have a very exciting and eventful weekend! First it all started off and Thurs., which was Madison's 6th birthday! Can you believe that she is already 6?! Well, Krista, Madison, and myself started out the day with a little bit of pampering at our Aunt Annie's hair salon, then headed to a girls day out filled with some shopping and lunch! Then we headed to Pocatello for Madi's tea party birthday! It was a lot of fun, and the kids had a great time! Then Friday afternoon we headed to good ole Farmington, UT for a trip to Lagoon! Madi was having a dance competition, so we spent most of the next morning watching her dance away! She was so cute, and so good at all her dances! Then we all went to ride the rides! It was SO much fun! Dad, Marcus and yours truly went on the skycoaster as a little jump back in time, we did it like 7 or 8 years ago, and I was just as freaked this time as I was then! But it was all fun in the end! Wyatt thought it was the best day of his life when he got to ride the "puff the magic dragon" roller coaster, and he even spread his wings for the occasion putting his arms up in the air! SO cute! Later that evening we went and watched the dancers Krista and Brian have been teaching the last few months! They were AWESOME! Krista and Brian choreographed some super awesome dances! Good job guys! Well talk to ya'll later!


New Hair...

So here is my new hair color. It's a lot different than I have ever had in my life, and I think it's going to take a lot of getting used to, but ultimately I like it a lot! Hope you all do to!


My cute boys...

Here are a few pics of my boys being super silly!

Can we say DUH!

OK, my friends and family, the question here is how many Nanci's does it take to screw up the blog? Only one apparently! I have once again proved that my computer skills are 0! The score currently stands at computer 2, Nanci 0! Ahhhhhh! I am going to drive myself crazy! Ok, enough whining, I will post pictures and stuff at a later time, and I will attempt not to mess it up again.