Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring Cleaning!!

We got another room done today. I took yesterday off to rest and I had other errands to do. I started Haylee's room today and got it all done. We unloaded all of her stuff, washed walls and doors. Sorted through all of her toys, clothes, shoes and school work she has collected over the year. We got it all organized and put away, we even got some new shelves hung up by the window. It looks really good and she is now in charge of keeping it that way. I'm not too worried she is a bit of a clean freak so I think she will do really good at keeping it clean. Tomorrow we will clean bathrooms and finish laundry. Then Saturday we will clean out and organize the laundry room. If we can keep up at this pace I may have our house cleaned and organized before Emmet gets here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We went to the doctor today and the baby sounded great. I have lost 3 or 4 pounds and the baby has dropped into position. While checking the heartbeat I had a contraction and the doc was not too happy about that. He told me to do the best I can to hold him in for at least another week. I am hoping to go at least 2 more weeks, but we will see what happens. I am conracting here and there but I don't think it is bad enough to really worry about it. We will make it, I just need to take it easy. But the baby sounded awesome and I am measuring fine. We are getting really close, I hope I can get all of my spring cleaning done before he comes. Today is also my mom's birthday, she is 68 today. Sorry for telling your age mom. Happy Birthday we love you so much and appreciate everything you do for us.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Cleaning!!

We have started spring cleaning this week, I love it when everything is clean and organized. I know a lot of people are probably rolling their eyes thinking yeah right. Yes it is true my house is always a mess, but it is not easy keeping up with three kids and a carpenter/marine. Between the 5 of us we have a lot of stuff and not enough space. So with another little Vargas on the way we will have even less space. So I am trying very hard to get the house completely done before I have Emmet. We started the kitchen yesterday and I finished it today. YEAH!!! All the cabinets have been cleaned inside and out, I have eliminated all of our junk drawers, and have gotten rid of a lot of stuff. Our pantry got its turn today, unloaded cleaned inside and out and organized. All that is left is the floor, but I have to be careful on the floor my knees can't take it. It feels so good to have one room done. Haylee's room is next, we will start it tomorrow. We will unload everything and wash all the walls, doors, and baseboards. Then we will sort and get rid of a lot of stuff, organize what is left and put it all away. Haylee is excited to get it done. I am anxious to get it all done too. Thanks to my dad who has been watching my boys for me. I hope I can get it all done without hurting myself or having a baby early. Wish me luck.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Its a sickness!!!!

So, since we haven't been doing much, with still being pregnant and all, I have been spending a lot of time on the computer. Mostly to see if Aaron gets on so we can chat at eachother, but I check my email and my blog quite often to see what is going on outside of our little world. Blogging has become my new addiction, especially when Aaron posts things and we write to eachother on our blog. I love reading the comments people leave, and I love blog hopping. I have found a lot of fun blogs and websites. It is a sickness people I am on late into the night, I think it was almost 11:30 or midnight last night when I finally forced myself to get off. I have to get better very quickly so I can overcome this new addiction, at least it is just blogging I am now addicted to, it could be so much worse. I am feeling a lot better then I was, I am mostly tired. I just don't feel like I am getting enough sleep. I went to the post office the other day to mail Aaron a box, it took a whopping 15 minutes, I almost fell asleep on the way back to my mom's, when I got to my mom's I slept for 2 hours. Main street to Pine Canyon is like a 5 minute drive if that I should not be nodding off in the car. But that is my biggest complaint at this point, I am exhausted and it is driving me crazy because I have too much to do.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I wish I had my camera!!!

So these last few days we have been spending 24/7 at my mom's house, and boy have they been something. Of course it is McCoy and Payton that has kept us laughing. We have had 3, thats right 3 mud baths, my mom's basement windows and a car or two have been painted with mud, and we are out of clean clothes. I have slept through a lot of it but what I have seen I wish I had my camera. McCoy came in the other afternoon with mud caked so thick, he looked like he had chocolate cake smeared all over him. That was the longest shower he has ever taken. The mud has dried up and they are looking for new things to get into, and I'm sure they will succeed soon. But tonight McCoy did the cutest thing ever. Haylee has really gotten into yoga lately, don't ask me why, but she was down showing off some moves and McCoy is copying her. It was so cute, I wish I had my video camera to get that one. I am hoping that he will try out yoga again so that I can get it on tape for Aaron, and to show him when he is older. Kids are so cute, they pick up the most unexpected things, I never would have thought that McCoy would try out yoga. I thought it was cute so I thought I would share.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cell phones!

I hate cell phones!!! I love having one in the car and for emergencies, but they are so cheap. My phone broke a couple of weeks ago, for no apparent reason. It shut itself off and wouldn't turn back on and I can't get it to charge. So I took it over to the At&t store to see if they could figure out what is wrong with it. Well we were looking to see if my warranty was still good so I could just get a new phone. Of course my warranty ran out a month ago and the phone breaks! We found that the problem is the battery, it has a huge dent in it and neither one of us could figure out how it got there, because my phone has no damage to it. So I have to buy a new battery, they want to charge me $50, can you believe that? $50 for a phone that I don't even like. So now I don't know what to do, I really don't want to get a new battery, but I can't go without my phone either. So for now I am using my mom's cell to hold me over until I decide what to do. Any suggestions? I hate phones its too bad that we need them now days. Anyway if anyone needs to get a hold of me the number I am using is 435-830-6408, I hope to have mine working again soon.

Monday, April 20, 2009

You are funny!! I will galdly send you letters and pictures, I just don't want to send you anything that is going to be hard for you to get home. Speaking of pictures Haylee just had new school ones done I will send you one. Another girl in our ward is going to come and take pictures of the kids after I have Emmet, so I can send you those too. You know that I do not bake, what have I always said? Who do you think I am Betty Crocker? You know that is your department at home, but I will gladly send you some junk food from Walmart. Would you like chocolate or something else? Chocolate might melt before you get it huh? I will find something for you, and I will send batteries to you too, you can't go without batteries. Your first package will be there soon, maybe with a nice letter in it. We love you so much, I wish it was going by faster. Hang in here it won't be long before you are trying to escape from your wife and four kids. We love ya!
I never thought I would care if I got any mail or not but as efficient as email is there is still something so personal about a good old fasioned hand written letter. I love the webcam I got and it is awesome to see your faces and hear your voices streamed live to my little window to the outside world half way around the world. I'm not saying to write to me but if you feel so inclined to send me a letter or some tasty morsels that you slaved over a hot stove for, heck I don't care if you bought it at Walmart, who am I to deny you that opportunity. So for any of you that feel so inclined here is my address:

LCPL Vargas Aaron
2/23 Marines Fox Co. 2 PLT
43490 FPO AP 96426-3490

From the neverending sandbox


funny yeah??


On a more serious note I could alway use batteries, we tend to use batteries faster than we can get our dirty little mits on. We need AA's and CR123 batteries. Surefire brand are cheaper but they only really sell them at gun stores. If you would like to just get them to Myke she can mail it to me. Thanks Myke, have I told you lately how much I love you. Appreciate it

Saturday, April 18, 2009

An interesting couple of days!

Well we had a couple of days if anything. Wednesday was a bad day, the kids were behaving horribly and we had a lot of yelling going on. That night I had some cramping and contracting, but this was after things had settled down quite a bit at our house. Thursday I wo ke up feeling horrible, I have had a really bad sinus infection for a month or so and I felt like crap. Well I had contractions all morning and decided to lie down with a big mug of water and try to get things to slow down. I was down for two hours and nothing let up, so I called the hospital and they wanted me to come in and check things out. Well they classified me as pre-term labor they gave me a ton of medicine to get things to stop, and nothing was helping. So they transported me up to the Uof U and let them take care of me up there. They a lot of poking and proding, which was not fun, the night was ended by me getting a nice shot in the butt of steroids to help develop the babies lungs, just in case we ended up delivering that night or the next morning. They gave me more medicine to stop contractions, and it was finally working, they tripled the dose that Tooele gave me. After going the whole night without a contraction they decided that I wasn't in a lot of danger of having a premature baby. They kept me another night and gave the second steroid shot, just in case. They sent me home today because the contractions and cramps have stopped for now. But they think that the cause of all this trouble is my sinus infection, I had no idea that an infection could throw me into early labor. Right now I am exhausted, even though I had no kids or anyone really around me I got no sleep. As for now they don't want me to be alone too much just in case labor starts up again. Alot of fluids and to pretty much lay around and not do to much. That is going to be very hard because I have a lot to do before I actually do bring Emmet home. We are hoping to carry him three or four more weeks at least. He had better stay where he is and behave himself. We are okay, hanging out and trying not to lose my patience with the kids, I guess stress and pregnancy are a bad mixture. But we will keep you posted on how things are going.

Monday, April 13, 2009


I am glad to see that you have finally posted something. I don't give you grief all I said was that you could get on and post stuff, we like pictures too. Mom has asked me to ask you to get a camera and email us some pics of where you are and see if you can find one of those ginormous spiders. Don't try to catch one or anything, just get a picture for her to see. I know it is hard for you to be there and I definatley have it easier then you do. We are all looking foward to life being normal again, can you imagine how it will be to just go to work in the morning and coming home for dinner? I am looking forward to it. We all miss you so much and we have learned not to take you for granted anymore, so my lesson has been learned, you can come home now. I just realized too that we only have three more weeks until, they think, we have Emmet. I am getting a little nervous. But McCoy did really well with Brooklyn last night so we will see how he does after the baby gets here. I thought you were going to call and wake me up last night, do tonight and we will chat later. I found my glasses so I can see what I am doing. Now you won't have to guess what I have typed. We love you so much and the kids can't wait to see you on the computer again so call them later.

This one is for you, Myke

You give me all kinds of grief because I never post anything on our blog so here it is. J/K I'm doing fine, it is kind of suprising to me how warm it is during the day and can still get so cold at night. Yes it's true I have been watching an obscene amount of movies and TV series and it is actually harder than you think(not the sitting around watching movies part) to try and keep your mind busy and away from back home. I miss being normal and I am terrified of the thought that this might someday be normal. I don't think there is enough time in eternity. I love you Myke and give the kids a hug and a kiss for me.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

We hope everyone had an awesome Easter. We had a lot of fun hanging out with family and loving on the new babies. We got to go up and spend most of the day with Aaron's family. We had dinner, an easter egg hunt and told the kids the easter story. The kids had a lot of fun, and boy are they tired all three zonked out before bed time. Yesterday we had another egg hunt and barbeque at my sister's house. The kids now have way to much candy. We also got to talk to Aaron via web cam. It was really neat to be able to see him and talk like he was right here with me. The kids thought that the web cam was really cool, now I have to make them understand that he can't talk to them all day every day. But I kind of feel like he should be able to talk along time too. He is supposed to have a 20 minute limit, but we have gone over that by quite a bit. He is doing well but is still bored out of his mind. There is nothing going on where he is, which is very comforting to me, but I don't want him getting too bored. He watches a lot of movies and sleeps quite a bit. But he is doing good and I am glad to know that the web cam works so he can see the baby and the baby can see and hear him. We hope Easter was a lot of fun for everyone and we are all looking forward to warmer weather.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Beautiful Day

Isn't today an awesome day? It is sunny out and the kids are out enjoying it to its fulness. I can hear lawnmowers going and people are out doing yard work. I am so excited for Spring and Summer to finally get here. I hear it is supposed to rain tomorrow, so we are going out to enjoy the weather while we can, I hope it is nice and sunny on Sunday for our easter egg hunt. I hope everyone enjoys a nice warm day today.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What a exciting day!!

My brother's wife was admitted to the hospital to have the baby today, well they had to do an emergency c-section. So we got one baby this morning her name is Kaitlyn Rose Cox, weighing in at 7lbs 4oz and 19 in long. Then Candace( Aaron's sister) was also admitted this morning because she lost her plug this morning. So we got a second baby this morning, they took Candace in for a c-section right after they brought my sister in law out. Her name is Brooklyn Joy Kartchner weighing in at 6lbs 9oz and I don't know how long she is. Both babies are doing really good and so are the mom's. We have been at the hospital all day checking out the new additions to our family. My kids are so excited to have two new cousins, it might get a little confusing, but we won't forget the birthdays. Then the only one left is our litlle Emmet, any time now.

Monday, April 6, 2009

More on Aaron

Aaron called me last night (at 2:30 am) it was almost noon there. We were chatting and I asked him what he does all day, you wouldn't believe his answer. He told me that he watched 6 movies yesterday and slept for 14 hours!!! Can you believe that, I asked him about the weather and he said it is in the 90s. Then he said that he had to go because his buddy there was waiting for him at Subway, yes Subway. I'm not sure if I have sent him to a war zone or on vacation. I would love to sleep for 14 hours. But I am sure Aaron hates it because he usually hates to just sit and do nothing. I hope it doesn't become a learned habit. That right there is our tax dollars hard at work. It was really nice to talk to him, I didn't realize how much I miss hearing his voice and hearing him laugh. But I'm not too worried about his safety right now, I haven't heard of too many bombs hitting Subway, not that it couldn't happen, I'm just saying. If i sound a little jealous, can you blame me? I'm sure it would feel more like a vacation for him if we were there, maybe.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Aaron update

I finally got an email from Aaron, right now that is how we are communicting. He is doing pretty good, he feels like he is on Mars. He says that it is really weird there but everthing is going well. He will be able to call home, but as for web cam, we don't know yet. I hope web cam will work because it would be nice to get to see him and him get to see the baby when he gets here. He is also very happy to have all 9 seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond, he says it feels a little more like home. He had better send it home to me so that I can have it here. That is all for now, all is well and email is all we get right now. I will keep you all updated.

Friday, April 3, 2009


McCoy did the funniest thing last night and I thought I would share. I'm sure Pay didn't think it was funny but I did. We were getting ready for bed and I yelled for Payton to come in the other room and he didn't come and didn't come, so I yelled again. Well I guess McCoy thought that he was taking too long and ran down the hall toward Payton, then I hear Pay half crying and half laughing, I see McCoy come back in the room with Pay right behind him. I looked closer and realized McCoy was pulling Payton to me by the ear. I have never ever pulled my kids by the ear so I have no idea why he did that or where he learned how to do that. But I laughed for a long time after that, I am still laughing. Aaron would have loved it. I am glad to know I have a little parole officer in my house, maybe next time Payton will come the first time I yell at him.

I had another thought yesterday too. We all went to McDonalds yesterday for a play date and McCoy won't stay in playland, he wants to run around and see everything, like the nosy child he is. Well while chasing him down I had the thought how easy it would be for someone to snag him and be out of town before I even realized he was gone. This thought scared the crap out of me. He is too quick and I like to sit and visit with the girls who I don't get to talk to very often. I have found myself looking around and not knowing where McCoy is. So far I have gotten very lucky and he has been in the slide or over at the little table, but I think now I am a little paranoid about letting him run around playland. Then after I have Emmett I don't know if I will be able to handle playland anymore, I think that 4 kids will be too much. I don't know we may have to move our lunch play dates to a park or something a little less public, so we can really enjoy our friends and not worry about our kids escaping from playland or out on the highway. I don't know, it was just a thought but I would like to know what you think.