10.21.2008

White Men Brought Diseases

I am SO incredibly happy to announce that we have the internet!!!  YAY!!  I've been seriously so depressed without it but it was a good thing too.  I have been so much more focused on taking care of my family.  I have been actually cooking dinner, laundry, dishes, getting us dressed and ready for the day and all that other not so fun stuff.  It's amazing though how much you need a happy medium.  Because although I've been doing really good with homely things, I've been so depressed feeling like I've been cut off from the world.  So I'm going to put my best foot forward with keeping up with the chores and still leave time for myself to indulge on the computer.  Besides my exciting news, I have some for my sister Nikki, who had a little baby boy, Collin Michael McBride, October 15th, 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and 21 inches.  I can't wait to go up and visit them!!  Sadly on another note I still don't have my camera battery charger, so still no pictures but it's in the mail...right mom?  I've been dying to take pictures.  It's fall right now and all the leaves are changing.  I LOVE the colors of fall.  We already had our first snow fall too.  It happened last weekend and we woke up on Sunday with two inches of snow on the ground.  Happily enough it warmed up and by the end of church a lot of the snow had melted.  I also now understand why there weren't any diseases in Hawaii until the white men came.  It was because there's not winter there.  Since my kids have been here their noses have not stopped leaking.  Especially Brody's!  He's one big snot monster.  Then yesterday both the kids had caught something and they were puking their guts out.  We've been here barley a month and they already got sick.  Besides that we are having fun living here.  For now at least, I'm sure once it starts to get really cold it won't be as fun.  Since being here we've had dinner with friends a couple of times, we went repelling, which even Drew went commando down a 50 ft. drop attached to Kurt, went up the mountain to cut fire wood, played rock band till 2 am, acquired laying hens, chicks, a rooster, and pigeons, went to a horseshoe tournament in somebody's back yard, bought my own bb gun, which I have to brag am a pretty good shot with, and rode in a Rhino, the newest toy for adults.  We were even lucky enough to have the Greenleafs come and visit us.  It was SO fun seeing somebody from TVA.  I've really been missing the friendships I've made there.  You really do get spoiled living in such a tight community.  Which brings on the subject of Halloween.  I'm going to miss going down Moana St. and wish everyone in Hawaii luck that it doesn't rain.  We're really excited for Halloween.  I think Drew most of all.  She's going to be a scary witch.  Not a nice one, a scary one.  She even said when she's a witch she won't be Drew be dew any more.  Every morning when she wakes up she asks us if it's Halloween today.  Brody for once does not have to be scary.  I'm not sure if anybody remembers last year but Kurt made him be Scream.  The mask actually fit him good but it was so sad that my 8 month old had to be Scream.  This year he's going to be Master Chief from Halo.  Kurt volunteered to make his costume and if anybody remembers Kurt's costumes from last year or the year before you know that Kurt can make a darn good costume.  So he's only done with the helmet so far but oh my gosh is it amazing!!  Well that's all for now.  I can't wait to get my camera working again because you all are probably tired of just my writing.  And if I write too much I won't have anything else to say.

15 comments:

Taylor and Leah Stimmel said...

I can not wait to see the Halloween costumes - what ever Kurt does will ROCK! He is amazing! It sucks that you have to think of things like... sweats under costumes or long sleeves under dresses. I always hated that as a kid - my costumes were ruined by bright pastel sweats or worse jackets! That was one of the coolest things about HI halloween (outside of Moana Street), it's warm (minus the rain) but we braved it, didn't we!?!
All my kids and me are sick and the kids at least have been like this for months. DARN THE WHITE MAN!

Miss you guys! BTW - I like you as Alice. It works!

Alissa said...

Hurray for internet! :)

The Waldon Family said...

Wow, you guys are having so much fun! I love your posts, and I'm so excited to ready your blog even when there aren't pictures. Glad you are doing great!

The Waldon Family said...

"excited to READ your blog..." ahem.

iMaLLheaRt said...

i'm glad you guys are doing good! Bummer for being sick!!

Andrea Tyler said...

I am excited to see what Kurt pulls out of his BU** for costums! He is so good! I was jealous that Ben got to see you guys and I didn't...sometime right? Glad you guys are getting settled.

In.A.Nutshell said...

I MISS YOU!! and i'm so exited to see brody's costume ... and Drew be dews (sans drew be dew of course).

it sounds like you're having SO much fun. and snow! i love snow! it makes the cold worth it ... to me.

stephanie said...

I mailed your charger yesterday, only to have the package returned to today for additional postage!>!>!>!>!> I even went to the post office with their automated machine, but I didn't put down that the package is parcel post. DUH Like I know postage rules!!! Anyway, I put another stamp on it and it will go out tomorrow. I hope it gets there in 4 days, as it should!!! Sorry, I'm just not very up to date on POSTAL RULES, HELLO!!!>>>>>#####


HAHHAHA Love Mom

ps collin was born in 10/16...but who cares!?!?!?!

Keiko said...

Can't wait to see the costumes! Where does he find all those materials??? We usually go to trick or treating to the single's dorm since it's indoor. I'm not brave enough to take them to some neighbors:) Fiona and James didn't get more than runny nose or mild symptoms last winter since I was homeschooling, but for this year . . . Fiona already had strap throat! We just take a lot of vitamins, airborne and orange juice. It was great seeing you guys!!!

Melissa said...

wow you guys have been busy!
I know what you mean about all this extra time when your not blogging. I've decided to put blogging on the back burner for a while. I like getting things done!

The Chaparro Family said...

I know what you mean about kids getting sick. We lived in Utah for two and a half months last year and me and the kids got the flu 5 times and had colds when we didn't have the flu. We haven't had the flu once since we left 7 months ago!

April said...

Hey! I just randomly found your blog!

I totally agree though. There's something about having the internet that gives me an abnormal amount of excitement.

P.S. Hubby and I are seriously considering moving to Hawaii. Any tips?

Erin and James said...

oh noelle, how i have missed your blog! im so glad you have internet again and will be doing this again. I totally agree with you about missing the tight knit tva community! it's great though that you have been having soooo much fun! tell your mom to rapido on the camera battery! I want to see some belly pics! fun that your sister and you will have kids all so close in age! and i cant wait to see the costumes, because kurts was amazing! remember how no one knew who he was till you guys were kissing! he is amazing!

Tony and Rachel said...

I am going to email you some pics of you guys and the kids. That way you will at least have a few. Give us a call when ya get bored. I am sure we can find something semi-interesting to do. P.S. Tell Kurt my kids keep telling each other that their butts stink and thanks. HA HA

Keiko said...

I just uploaded the pictures to my flickr's account. I'll e-mail you the link, so check it out!

 
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