Monday, February 8, 2016


So, even though this isn't our last move, last weeks move puts us in what is 99% sure, our LAST WARD!  It's been kinda hard on all of us to keep switching wards and finding our place and people in each ward.   I realized as I took Kam to her first mutual in this ward tonight, that it will be her last time to have butterflies walking into a new mutual as the new girl!!! Made me so happy! The move will just be a few feet across the street, so hopefully it won't be that much of a change either....and what change it will be is GREAT!  and CUSTOM!!! and OURS!!!! NO MORE RENTALS!!!! This is the year of Sue! (Mulders = Sue)

Now I'm leaving on a sweet little sleeping note. I LOVE that she likes to cuddle with stuffed animals, and give them all names, and be SO STINKING CUTE!!!!!!! (even with the world's worst self done hack job....4 months grown out....still bad)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


So we haven't had internet for 6 months because of the house we lived in…but we moved on Saturday and have internet!!!! I'm so happy!  I felt like such a pioneer! (seriously!)  So I'm going to do a bit of catching up, even though this pregnancy put EVERYTHING on hold, including my photo taking, and remember the day before…everyday….so I'll do catch up as much as I remember and have pictures for.  We'll start with yesterday.   These two are so excited to be in a house with a bathtub big enough for both of them to be in it at the same time…even though, yes, I know he's getting a bit old to bathe with his sister….back off…they're adorable!   they loved laying back, plugging their ears, closing their eyes and screaming.  I….did NOT love it so much, but I thought they looked cute, so before I made them be quiet, I snapped this cute picture.   Makes me realize how much alike they look.  Good thing it's a great look.   Vivvy is So excited to have a baby brother.  Every couple of days she asks me, "this many (holding up her hand) days until the baby comes out?".  Sadly I have to tell her more like this (flashing both hands 3x).  She keeps saying she wants to hold him and squeeze him and pinch his bummy like everyone pinches hers.  I love it! Pearcey is LOVING kindergarten.  Him and Boston both got taken to lunch for getting straight A's…and pearce is reading about 90% of the day, or asking what something spells. He's loving learning.  And starting yesterday he gets to ride the bus with his big bros and sister.  
 14 years old!!!!! Jaden is a teacher now!  He had his first girl boy party…an airsoft war!   It lasted for hours and hours and everyone had a great time while I stayed inside and prayed that no one lost an eye since he had his tooth chipped by a bebe the week before.

 The week before that we made gingerbread houses with grandma and grandpa.  I can't find the pictures, but when I do i'll post em all.
 And of course, my Christmas Sunday kids….they were a bit freezing as you can tell from their "hurry up" smiles, but I LOVE that my girls can still wear matching dresses!!!!

As for me, I'm still incubating a big…big ole baby.  He was measuring 6.8 pounds 2 weeks ago and I still have 3 weeks to go.  Could be another Boston….hopefully it is…but just smaller.  I just can't wait to get him out and have our whole family here and know that I never have to be pregnant again.  As much as I LOVE having babies, including giving birth, I have NOT liked these last 3 pregnancies, especially this one.  Age has played it's tole on me.  Ailments including a 5 month crazy barking cough, that cracked 3 rips and has now been passed to Vivian, which freaks me out for her and for this upcoming baby…..mice invasion, leaks in the house, pink eye, sleeping 0-5 hours each night every night for the last 6 months, 22 weeks of my worst morning sickness, skin tags!  Yes, skin tags..>I guess it happens with growth hromones, I hope they go away, leg going numb sporadically, heartburn, incredibly dry hair, skin, mouth, eyes, everything!!!!!  And of course, Monday madeness.  Every monday when jase would leave, crap would happen….the big old stubborn pigs would get out and crosss the creek, Gus would run away for a day or two, pitbulls would move in next door, a kid would get beat up at school, Vivian would be up all night, just something to stress me out!  I think it's all to be my clear sign that this IS our last baby.  I cant' wait to meet this guy and bring him home and teach him to sleep and sleep again myself someday.

In other news….we bought land!  A beautiful pasture at the top of a hill in Taylor.  Just unde 2 acres and we're going to start building in a couple of months.  I can't wait! I can't wait to own a place of my own, be setteled and just raise my kids!!!!!!  My dream!  FINALLY coming to pass.  Only had to endure 14 rentals, living with parents twice and a year and a half in our other home that we owned.  Can't wait.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Family PIctures 2015

So this year, I have ZERO energy…less than ever before, and ailment after ailment…6 week long bronchitis, topped of with a rib that's out (and being worked on daily), complete depression (which is also being worked on daily), crazy eye infection thing, on top of crazy house stuff, a few of the kids getting picked on at school and um, about a dozen other things….so I just made these cute kids throw on some church clothes and go out back for a few pictures…and they nailed it!  I love them all so much!.
Vivian is hilarious.  She loves to dance.  She loves to call things pretty.  She loves to be called princess, even if it's spider girl princess.  She loves gus gus and pursey.  She loves to color…on everything.  And she loves to cuddle.
Kamryn loves being in the peter pan play.  She loves her new friends.  She LOVES Gus!  She's starting to like boys, and of course, boys like her and she loves being in young womens and going to mutual.
Pearce is SO loving school and learning.  He is constantly reading, spelling, adding, and especially coloring.  He loves to color with vivian, play outside with vivian, play "slide across the floor on our knees" with Vivian and Battleship with anyone except Vivian.
I haven't gotten a good shot of Boston yet, but he's just awesome.  He of course, loves school, his new friends, his teacher, and just doing anything that either of his brothers are doing.  He's constantly thinking of ways to make people happy and things he can give people as little gifts.  He's so thoughtful.
I was hoping 2015 was the "magical " year that these two became good friends….here's to 2016!

Ah! And I LOVE this picture.  I made my parents let me take a picture of them after church last week and mom busted up laughing at dad when he kissed her while looing at the camera, then I chewed him out.  It was hilarious!  These two are great!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween 2015

So, yea, it's been A LONG time since I posted.  Let me catch you up.  We finally moved out of the city and back to the country.  Sadly, I made a morning sickness decision on the house to move in to.  WE had looked at lots of houses over the few months of the summer and either they were too much, too small, too far out of town or too cookie cutter….so one night in July when my morning sickness was at it's peak, we were told about a cute old adorable house in a beautiful spot. We went, I was sick, and tired, and tired of looking and said, yea, it's great, I love it!  Before really thinking about the size, how many of us live there, life without a dishwasher again, and the fact that I'd be there alone half of the week every week.  So yes, the last 3 months have been full of stress, bedrest (bled for a month due to a severely torn placenta…which is still torn, but I'm off bedrest for now), a house full of mice, leaky faucets, super weird smells, yellow tiled countertops, carpeted kitchen, boys sleeping in a closet room, no room AT ALL for a crib, and it's around 1100 sq ft.   I do have to say, our landlords are amazing.  They do what they can to take care of teverything right away. No one had lived here for years, so these things were bound to happen….I just didn't think it would be so annoying.  And yes, let's top it off with chickens that dont' havve  a coop so I have to catch them all once a week and put them back in, pigs that don't have a pen, and they're getting quite aggressive and loud, and the fact that my 3 oldest kids have all been beaten up in the last week at school.  So bam!  There it is!

Now on to good news.  This guy…so cute!  He's doing so well in school and has made some great friends and, like the rest of us, is LOVING being back in the country (of course, he doesn't mind the mice..he had one go right by him one night and I couldn't get him to care).  And Gus gus, our newest member of our family.  He's turned out to be a completely awesome dog!  He's huge, but docile and happy.

 This last weekend was Halloween.   The kids had a few costumes for the different events.  Pearce's cowboy was my favorite!  I love his cowboy face!  And vivian's first choice was Spiderman girl.

 Then an owl, "whoo whoo"

And mine, Jase's and Jaden's picture will be coming soon….as soon as I can get my dumb phone to email it to my e mail and then download it (taking an hour or so) onto this computer!  I feel like such a pioneer!!! It's kinda driving me insane!.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

He's 13!

So I didn't post much about my new teenager, so I'm interviewing him.  We have so much fun going back and reading his old interviews, that I think we'll have fun reading this one in a few years.

M: Jaden, what's your favorite thing to do as a 13 year old?
J: School, Just kidding.   Soccer.
M: Really?  It's not watching pG-13 movies?!
J: Maybe, but I also like soccer.
M:  What is something I always say to you? 
M:  Really?!  It's not even chores, it's ZONES SON!  Get it right!
What's something I do that makes you laugh?
J: Dance in front of my friends.
M: I KNEW IT! I knew you loved it!!!! How are you and I different?
J: Gender
M: Ok, Smarty Pants, what else?!
J:  In muscle.  Mine are bigger.
M: Not true.  What's your favorite song right now?
J: Centeries by Fallout Boy and Uptown Funk by Bruno Marz
M: Uh, you didn't get your mom's taste in music.  What do you like to do witih your family?
J: Picnics and family bike rides
M: Who's your favorite person to hang out with?
J: I'm sorry…but it's Grandpa…because he's awesome, and he's active and he lets us do stuff.  He's not like " You can't do that!"  he's like, 'yea, just be safe".

M: Alright, let's wrap it up kid.   What goals do you have for the next year of your life?
J: Read the whole "my weird school" series,  not be a pain in the butt and get stuck in my room all day, get along with my sister,  make an awesome treehouse with Boston, finish the stregnth of the youth,   make a small business, and make Taylor's soccer team.

Alright, those are good goals.  You're awesome, and I love you so much and you drive me crazy and I love you so much and you're hilarious and ridiculous and handsome and smart and you drive me CRAZY!!!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Seriously happy day

This last weekend grandma and grandpa hatch came down for preston and caitee's endowments.  They stayed with us, which is always so much fun for us…might have been a little crazy for them, but we LOVE having them stay.  The kids ask everytime they come down "are they sleeping in our house?!"   We decided to take them out to Schepf farms and pick peaches.  It was a lot of fun to watch. I just wish they could have stayed long enough to enjoy the peach ice cream we made.  Breea helped me put this video together.  I <3 it="" p="">

Friday, May 22, 2015

AHHH, Addictions!

Ok, my first and worst addiciton is sugar.  Since we've moved here, I've become so unhealthy.  We eat healthy meals, but I'm a closet sugaraholic!  BAD!  And I can't stop.  Seriously, I've read so many articles on food and sugar addiction, and i've made charts, set goals, stopped having it in the home, but I ALWAYS GO BACK TO IT!    SO that's my #1 to work on….

But my #2 is social media. I CANNOT believe how adicting it is!  I was off from October until about a week ago, and now I check it everyday!  I deactivated mya ccount again, so hopefully I'll stay off now. It's so dumb. I love this little interview with Jennifer Garner about social media:


I can't believe how much it's effected my self esteem, and gratitude being on social media more this week.  Instagram is hard for me, so I've gotten rid of anyone not family or very close friend on there.  I know blogs aren't a whole lot different in the aspect of posting the best parts of your life, but I feel like instagram and facebook are more braggy, where blogs are more journaling/keepsakes.  One of my friends has…seirously, THE most beautiful life…in honestly, what I believe after seeing her day to day pictures, the most beautiful location on earth….and she blogs…weekly…and it inspires me rather than makes me feel lame.  I know, to each his own, but for me, social media destroys…blogs uplift.  So addiction #2, nice try this past week, but see ya!

Addiction #3…reading…WHAT?!  Kristal Mulder reads????? Yea, I just started reading about a year ago, and it was a slow go, but now I just want to go lay on my puffy white bed, fan on hight, all windows around my whole room open and read my books if I have a second of free time!  It's so weird to me! Right now I have 3 books going on.  The first one is jumpstarting our boys.  It's an awesome book about how boys are falling behind so rapidly in reading and writing,a nd how it usually happens around 4th grade, and the effects it has on their futures, being non readers.  I'm just getting to the good part about how to get them to love reading (of course, example is one, so yay for this new addiction!).  The other book, makes me so sad…it's the book the Duggars wrote…and I'm so sad about their oldest son's recent alligations.   But from what I've read, he's fully repented, which I know doesn't make it right, but how many amazing men do all of us know that have had HUGE screw ups in their teen/early 20's years?  yea, all of us.   I'm so sad they're taking the show off.  Luckily, I've only watched one season, sO i can go back and find them all and re watch. I'm amazed at how great their kids are, what hard workers they are, how grateful and thoughtful they are…and again, it's like the social media one, I know just the good parts are shown, but most of us, on a daily basis like that, could not get that much great footage…and we don't have 19 kids to manage.  And my 3rd book, I've only read one page of, is about US governmental conspiracies.   I need to learn more about history, so I figured I'd start with the ONE part that I find somewhat intriguing.  

Addiction #4…which feeds #1…baking. I LOVE trying out new recipes, I LOVE delivering goodies to all of my friends and family every week, and I LOVE having my house smell like a bakery at all times.  I used to be good at baking all the time and not eating all the time, but not anymore.  Actually, I did ok this week becaue I put them on plates, covered them and made the kids deliver them right away. but I LOVE BAKING!

Addiction #5….toddlers.  Not just any ole toddler….but MY toddlers. I'm freaking out that I only have one more toddler left to raise.  It makes me SO sad.  I LOVE having someone to do grocery shopping with, and to hang out with all day, to help me pick up, and to do their hair and dress them up and to give me hugs and kisses all day. I'm wondering how it's going to go in 2 years when I'm here alone. I hear lots of moms say that they are busier then than ever, but I'll have a driver in 2 years, and I feel like that's my busyness other than toddler messes and dependencies right now.  I'm so sad, but I know it has to end sometime, and I'm too old, and vivian is too old to go again.   So, we've gotta soak up this last year or 2 of toddlerdom.  :(

and I dont' like picturless posts, so here are few random candid shots.  J doing major homework (ONE MORE STINKING WEEK of it)…
 Kamryn cutting quilt squares for her new bedspread….
 This guy, just being sweet and cute….the usual….

 Someone took pictures of me at the computer after I had freshly chopped bangs….

 Uh, and sorry that none of these are edited….no time right now