Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Last Tuesday Jayden took a great nap. He slept for over an hour, which he never sleeps longer then 30 minutes! So I was in my bedroom cleaning it up. When I finally went into the kitchen to put some stuff away I stepped right into this...
a huge puddle of water. AHHH! So I looked around, and it wasn't coming from our washroom or the kitchen sink. It looked like it was coming from the fridge, so I called Chris and asked him if our fridge or freezer should leak water. Anyway, so then I went in the basement and it was dripping down the walls and onto all our stuff that we put by that wall so that it was away from the sewer problem area from last time. So everything was wet. Luckily I like to store my stuff in buckets, so most of our stuff stayed dry. There were some empty boxes that got ruined though. But on top of all the buckets was lots and lots of water..
I went to see if anyone was home next door to see if they were having the same problem, but nobody was. But it was leaking along the foundation line in the garage as well. AHH! So Chris came home and called our landlord and he got ahold of the neighbors and we got the code to the garage and the door was open and they were flooded as well, but it had reached their carpet. We caught it before it got our carpet. Anyway, she had started a load of wash when she left for work 3 hours earlier, and the hose came detached in the back, so it was trying to fill the washer to do the rinse cycle, and it was just gushing out the back and so it seeped through the wall and into our house. We are sure having quite the luck with our neighbors and water problems . Anyway, so Chris shut off the washer and we tried to clean up. My mom came over and brought grandma Andrews' Shop vac, so we could vacuum up the water instead of using towels and rinsing them out because that was going to take us forever. And then mom took Jayden so that we could clean it up. The managers called a restoration company, and they spent a few hours vacuuming up the other side, but our side was fine since we had cleaned it up, so they didn't have to do anything on our side. I was very glad that I was home, or both sides would have been ruined by the time anyone came home from work. The restoration company did bring in a moisture meter that they put on the wall to see if there is any moisture in the wall. It was pretty cool. Luckily it was all fine so they won't have to tear our house apart. YAY!

The restoration company came back on Monday to check it out. Our baseboard warped and is no longer attached to the wall in the kitchen, so that will need to be replaced, but that is all. :) And our basement is a total mess now since we just moved things to get them away from the water leaking walls. So that'll take us some time. My wonderful hubby was so nice to help me clean it up before he went back to work. Thanks babe! Your the greatest!!
And of course I just have to add a picture of our little Jayden. He was jumping on Camilla's bed. It was the coolest thing ever. Thanks Mel for letting him!! I hope there's not too much drool all over. It's kinda his trademark these days. He leaves it everywhere he goes!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Kelly & Reba!!

So last weekend I went with Camilla and some friends to the Kelly Clarkson and Reba McIntire concert! It was so so good. I had a blast!!! Barbara Jean, from the TV show Reba opened the show with her comedy act and it was so funny! She cracks me up! Camilla had 8th row seats, so I got these pictures from her. My seats weren't quite as good, but still pretty perfect seats!
They have so much fun together!
Isn't she totally staring right at Camilla?? PERFECT PICTURE MEL!
It was so much fun, because they were both out on stage the whole time. I thought they would switch and take turns, but when one was singing the other was doing backup. But they sang most songs together!!
AWESOME concert! I would highly recommend them to everyone! I don't think I could sit through a whole Kelly concert, but having Reba inbetween was perfect!!

Burnell Turnbow Campout!

Ok, so I know this is WAY late, but I've been meaning to post about our Turnbow campout since it happened in August. But my computer died and then I lost the pictures, well I just found them, so watch out, cause there are lots of pics!!

I was so excited to go camping! I do love camping, mostly when I don't have to prepare all the food! Anyway, so we bought a tent and took our air mattress and the pack-n-play for Jayden. Both fit in our tent with extra space, (So we got one to last us more then a few years!!)
Our little family Friday night!
It was Jayden's first camping trip and I must say, he loved it! (I know I look like I'm going to eat him, but I'm just posing for the picture.. Anne, I might need some lessons!!)
Jayden playing with the hose at our quest to the bathroom before bed!!
Jayden loves being up on daddy's shoulders
Grandma Turnbow even came out to camp. She was almost 98 at the reunion
Good Morning!
Our Tent
Jarom was such a good helper. He loves to cook with grandma!
Spencer gave Jayden and I a ride on the 4-wheeler, thanks spence!
My cousins little girls were so cute. Before breakfast they found the ketchup and proceeded to dump it on their plates and eat it with a spoon!
They have the same birthday but 1 year apart, and their grandma gave them little gloves and bandanna's. They were so styling!
Our happy little guy!
Anne, LeGrand & Ashton taking a ride!
How many men does it take to open a truck when the keys are locked inside?? Apparently a whole lot. They did finally get the door open though. Good work guys!
Jarom & LeGrand getting ready to go swimming in the freezing cold water!! I remember thinking that was fun too!!
All summer I've been waiting for a killer rain storm. I just love to play in the rain and it just never happened. Well just after the kids decided to jump in the river, the rain decided to pour! It was so much fun! So Camilla and I of course had to go walk through it. So we did. We got drenched, but it was so worth it. I love the rain!
ME enjoying my rain!
The river looked amazing with the rain hitting it. It was so beautiful!!
But here is what the river looked like after the rain storm. Not so much fun anymore!!!Camilla & I attempting to jump at the right moment for the picture in a huge puddle!!
Spencer pretty much sat under a tree the entire rain storm, but then decided to take a cool picture too! Way to go Spence!
It was a great reunion. Thanks Carol and Rex for putting it all together!
My cousin Melissa got married the night before the campout and it was a beautiful wedding. Congrats Melissa and Ben!
Here we are doing a line dance.
It was so so HOT in that place after we danced. It was fun though. It was the first time Jayden really started coming alive. He wandered all over that gym dancing around. We had to chance him down. Sadly we didn't get any pictures of him!

Visit from Grandpa Hess

So last week Grandpa Hess came out to visit, sadly I don't have any pictures, (Grandpa, we'll need to get some from you) But it was so fun to see him. He took us all to 2 BYU football games, which Jayden loved. Thanks so much. Glad you could come visit! After he left Jayden kept walking into the back room looking for him. He was so confused at why grandpa was gone?? We even got him to say "pa" (Grandpa in his language) while he was here. :) It was great to have you here.. Thanks for coming!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Funny Story!

The other day when Jayden woke up from his nap he was just crying. I couldn't get him to stop. I realized that he was kind of holding his right arm funny. He wouldn't use it at all. So I was looking at it and I saw lines and marks all over his arm. I decided that his arm must have been asleep. The poor little guy didn't know what to do. I guess it was a new feeling and he was so not a fan. It was so sad. And his new favorite thing is Horses. He will carry the little stick horse around at Grandma Turnbow's and just say horsey horsey.. :) It's fun to see the new things he comes up with every day!