Thursday, September 30, 2010

General Conference Oct 2010

We all know what a struggle it is to keep young ones busy while we listen to conference. Well this conference I've been determined to have enough things for Beckham to do to stay quiet and hopefully listening.

First I really enjoyed the packets over at sugardoodle because they are age specific. I actually printed out the entire nursery age packet and then a few pages here and there in the junior primary packet.

also a little tipsy has a cute pumpkin page here.
has a few pages too... but I think that they are a little too hard for beck, although he loves coloring activities like the missionary one they have.

One more from the idea door just because!

I think with that and a few non-church related coloring books we'll be set.

One of the other things you need during conference is snacks! Here are a few things I'll be making to keep Justin and Beckham happy... okay me too! LOL

My Awesome Aunt's Caramel Popcorn

2 large bowls of popped corn (best if done with oil in a pan over the stove)

1 cup butter
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
2 cups brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Combine Karo, milk, and butter in medium sauce pan. On medium heat, bring to boil. Boil until "soft ball" stage.

Poor over popcorn and mix.

Also because I don't wanna be standing in front of the stove all day I always do something in the crock pot and Wendy's chili sounds really good right now!

Another thing that we are going to do is on Saturday right after the last session we go to jamba juice to get a "You were so good" treat! On Sunday grandma has treats for the kiddo's after conference so I'm good not to worry about that!

Any who! I hope that these links helps someone!

Loves and Hugs


Monday, September 27, 2010

Baby Room

So do you all remember how I was going to stencil the room? Well Justin the sweet hubby that he is, talked me out of it! Instead, I just painted it cream and did some board and batten that is really trendy right now. I'm going to have a lot of blue, red and green accents so hopefully I can mask the affect of beige walls. Justin did have a good point, if I stenciled it blue I would want to change it in a couple of years... this way I can change this room into the bedroom for the boys when they start sharing the same room and it won't be "baby nursery"... it will be more grown up!

I had progress pictures that somehow got misplaced so I'm starting from here.

Last week we painted the crib blue and the dresser blue! So watch for the photos!

I need to get off my blue itch or else the entire room will look like cookie monster barfed in it!

Any who happy home updating! Did I mention that we're slowly changing the living room? Yeah.... I'm doing as much as I can before the baby comes because we all know what happens when kids arrive... plus not to mention the holidays coming up!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ugh moment

I was making muffins the other day for Megan’s bridal shower and my mind was wandering thinking about things. I don't know why or how but I got thinking about Nora and somehow she just popped into my mind. I miss her so much.

Will someone please tell me “How in the WORLD am I still alive after that, how did I live through that without becoming completely messed up?!" Wait, maybe I am. During the shower I saw a lot of people in our old ward and they brought up Nora. It was so hard to talk about her without wanting to cry. I don’t know why either.... usually I’m SO happy when people remember our daughter. Then it happened the thing that I HATE most!!!! People start saying man those Hamblin’s just have all boys! I just want to seriously scream at the top of my lungs and say “Are you really that dumb” There is a girl in our family, just because she isn’t with us in human form doesn’t mean that she doesn’t exist or that we never had her. It drives me crazy that people just disregard her. Especially when my own family does it. Justin and I look at each other when people do it and he knows that it just breaks my heart. He’s mentioned how that really hurts me to his family and they must have forgot because they do it all the time when people ask about my pregnancy. I shouldn’t let it bother me so bad but it really does. It really makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. We still miss Nora and we still have our struggles everyday. I just don’t get it when people think that I should be over it and that it’s okay to say hurtful things.

When you're pregnant everyone asks if this is your first and I ALWAYS say 3rd no matter who it is. I wish that my family wouldn’t say “oh this is her second” because then people ask "are you having a boy or girl?" and I say "boy" then they proceed to say.... "don’t worry, you’ll get a girl someday"...I ALREADY have one people! Then the family goes into the “Well at least we get to pick the girls in our family, because we don’t have any that are born into the family” Then the curling up into the ball comes over my body because they just disregarded Nora again which is like a stab in the heart!

Ugh I wish that she was here. Beckham misses her too. Every night when he says his prayers, he’ll pray that he can play with her and that she is having fun with tonto and his 2 lizards and that she’s safe. It’s so sweet to see him remember her. Every time a balloon is released or accidentally let go he’ll say “mommy, mommy look Nora get’s another balloon” He’s asked about her birthday coming up and asked if we are going to do something for her birthday. I love how children just get it and how they have the sweetest thoughts. Thank heavens for my 2 amazing boys that look after me and take care of my emotional mess. Love you Babe and I love you Beck!

I just wish I could hold her again, just for moment, so I could remember how very real she is. I miss her.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Beckham had his first ever soccer game last night and was it cute or what!? After 40 minutes of play, about 10 kids running off the field crying because the other kid took the ball away (beckham included but he was crying because he needed a drink LOL) and 3 scored goals later it was over.

Here is the conversation we had after the game..

ME: Beck did you have fun?
BECK: Yeah, it was fun.

ME: Why were you crying?
BECK: I was hot and thirsty.

ME: Why didn't you run over and get a drink?
BECK: Cause I was playing mom

JUSTIN: What was your favorite part?
BECK: Um, I donno...

ME: What do you mean you don't know?
BECK: I liked it all

JUSTIN: That's good.
BECK: Yeah... Can I open my treats?

LOL I seriously think that the treats are his favorite part. He's not sure about kicking the ball away from other kids yet.

It's so funny I think.... all growing up we teach kids to share and play nice, to take turns and be friends. But in soccer we are telling them to take the ball away and to do this and do that. It was funny to see all of the kids react in a way that is somewhat the behavior of them thinking... "Okay, if I take the ball away I am going to get in trouble so I'll wait until he kicks it far"

Here are a few pics of the game!

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