About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Long time, no Read!

Now that we are in the month of October, I fully admit to being a bit of a blog slacker! Much has been going on, like usual! The first rather large news for the family is the expected addition of a new family member. Although I have no official due date (due to a serious reluctance to go to a doctor) the new bundle should be here in April. Although my first trimester has passed, I have not gotten over the pretty ugly bought of morning (aka all day) sickness. As such, much has been neglected except for the absolute necessities of life. Haydn is old enough to understand what is going on and is just so excited! Emma talks about a new baby, but not sure she really knows what one is.

Yes, I permed my hair. It was either that or chop it all off again.
Weldon of course has always loved babies and is practicing daily!

Haydn was chosen to be the crown bearer for her schools homecoming coronation. I didn't even know what a crown bearer was until some kind friends explained it! There is one girl and one boy chosen to carry the homecoming crowns for the new king and queen. She was so excited and it was quite an honor to be chosen. She was even pictured in the local newspaper - on the front page! She and a little first grader (already going for the older guys!) practiced and did a great job!

Emma has been keeping herself very busy being home alone with mom now. She loves to go and play with the horses, Nitro and Hollywood and even give custom haircuts. One to herself and one to the cat - I wondered what the high pitched meowing was...

Before the haircut.

After the haircut!

Weldon loves school and has gone on lots of fun field trips. They just got back from a pumpkin patch - pictures to come soon. Jeremy has a new best friend. Of course she does have four legs and only eats hay, so I can only be slightly jealous. Our friend that gave us our other two horses, gave us an appaloosa mare that isn't broke. She has taken to Jeremy quite amazingly, and I think doesn't like me, since I am his wife - and not her! I know weird, but I really think that is why she absolutely ignores me! We named her storm.We were finally able to replace our front porch. Back in February we had to tear the old one off to fix the basement. Jeremy, with a little help from the elders, built a beautiful front porch, one that is much better then the previous one!

We will decided whether to paint or stain in the spring. Now if only life could slow down just a bit - I might be able to keep up!


casa chandler said...

Congratulations on your new addition, Steele Family! That's so exciting! Keep posting the prego pics, Mandy...I love those!

Josh loves Anna said...

Mandi, It is such a joy to see your family's adventures and the good things happening to and for you. We are SUPER excited for your new addition and admire your great faith in the Lord's counsel to "multiply and replenish". We couldn't be happier for you all! Love, Anna :)

awhammari said...

Congratulations Mandi and Family !
Your little ones are getting so big and so cute.
April will be here before you know it :)
It is fun to keep up with you through your Blog.
Love, Carmen

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