Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Crazy Life!

OK, for the past 10 months my life has been a little crazy! At the end of last May my husband called me and said,"Ok I've had enough, we are definately moving and we will be gone by the end of June!" So it all started there... We had been thinking and praying about moving to the White mountains and having Larry build homes with his brother Doug and start an Electrical business. I felt good about it but Larry never told me how he really felt so I thought maybe we would eventually, but not until I had Kendall. Wrong! I was shocked when he called and told me we would be moving in a month, but we both felt good about it so we moved. It was hard moving, cause we didn't have a place to stay at first so we moved in with my parents for a few months. I love my parents and I am grateful for thier help, but it is not easy to live with another family!While living with my parents we had our 3rd child, Kendall Rae Chlarson born on 08/06/07 weighing 8lbs. 21 inches long.

This is my cute family getting ready to take me home! Connor was so excited to see his little sister "Doll" that he wouldn't look at the camera. I was so grateful to have my moms help, three kids is a little crazy! I don't think it would be too bad, but my sweet Connor has Global Developmental Delay and Cortical Visual impairment(CVI). He is really imbalanced, falls down all the time, screams a lot and he doesn't talk much. He will only say the beginning of things like Ma and Da for mom and dad, but he has an awesome speech therapist that comes once a week and a physical therapist that comes twice a month. He is getting better, but right now it is his behavior that is driving me insane! I swear, about 2-3 times a day I really want to beat the ish out of this kid, but I don't. With his CVI his brain doesn't always understand or interpret what his eyes see, so he is confused a lot of the time. He is very smart and so sweet when he wants to be. I love him so much, but he is definately my challenge.
I just love his cheesy smile! This is a picture of him on his 2nd birthday.

Jace is my four year old and my big helper. He is such a good big brother. He also loves to do role play as well as play dress up(see previous posts). This past week I have played Velma, Patrick Star, daughter, Fiona, and princess Aurora(sp?) He cracks me up! He was also such a great helper when dad was building our house.

Aren't my boys so cute? Larry looks a little like a mountain man, but still so handsome to me! I am so proud of him, he and Doug did such a great job building our house. Larry loved every minute of doing it too! They let me pick the color of the outside and I was so excited cause I saw some really pretty houses by the Temple that were a light tan with a deep red trim and I loved it so that is what I wanted. As you can see it didn't turn out as I had planned. I loved the way the color samples looked together, but on the house I hate it! It looks like a toy barn and what makes it worse is that they are the same colors as the Jiffy Lube. Not so great. Larry keeps telling me to get over it, but it is kind of hard. We did end up getting a brown color to change the trim and then it won't look as bad. I love the inside and our awesome friends Jon and Rachel Richardson came over and helped us put up all of my decorations. We would just tell our husbands, "no a little to the left, now up a little, right there!" It was fun for us but probably not our men. Thanks Jon and Rachel for all your help!

This is the view of our living room when you walk thru the front door.Then the living room goes into the dining room. You like our table and mismatched chairs? They were free.99 so I'm not complaining!
Then here is the view of the Kitchen from the dining room.
I am loving it! It has been hard being away from my family that is in the valley, but I do like it here. It was just a little crazy getting here. We moved to my parents when I had 5 weeks left of my pregnancy. We were trying to get answers about Connor, then I had our baby, then we moved again in November to a trailor of my Grandma's, it was like 20 years old, but it was a place of our own until our house was done and we were able to move into it in the beginning of Feb. Now I finally feel settled. We are so grateful for all of the love, support, and prayers from family and friends! Thank you all!

9 comments:

Nicole & Shane said...

I'm sorry to hear about Connor. Do they think it's something he can overcome? That's so sad. I feel for you & for him. I hope his therapy gets you both to a place where things are easier. I really like your house! So cute!

Ashley said...

How exciting you have a new house! I am sure you are just loving it!

Trevor & Taytum said...

I love your cute house. I always like to see what other people do to decorate because I'm never quite sure of my own decorating abilities!

Amy said...

love the home Megan...Adorable!

Tyler and Naomi said...

Your house is cute! And what a cute family! I will keep Connor in my prays. Bless your heart!

Ashley said...

hey girly! I just missed your call and I dont have your number to call you back! Im so sad... I have been thinking about you guys since you left mesa!So call me back and if i dont answer leave your number and I promise i will call you right away!sorry for the novel but im really sad i missed your call!

Rick*Amber*Taryn said...

Hey Megan! This is Amber (Hancock) I found your blog on Tiffany's. You have such a cute little family! And you sound like such an amazing mom! Love the new house and all the decorations! How fun! Take care!

Creative Corner said...

Hey I blog hopped over here, this is Jaymi. Your house is so awesome! So are you in Snowflake then? Dallas just moved up there and I am staying in Globe until the house sells, are you liking it? Dallas would really like to build but we wondered how hard it is to get a loan to build. We will have to come and check out your house! Dallas will be pumped if Larry lives by him!

Lopeman CEO said...

OK Sister Friend...Time for a new post. I thought I was behind on blogging, but you are taking the cake!