Thursday, December 18, 2008
Posted by brownfam at 6:44 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Keep reading, I've slacked so much there are 5 new posts in the past week.
Posted by brownfam at 1:57 PM
Ok, we have had to tell the story over and over so we will just post it.
We weren't really looking for a home but this one just fell into our laps. We looked at it one day and made an offer that same day. The house was on a short sale. The family selling it was also the agents. They asked us if we wanted to use their son to do the financing, etc. . . So we thought we would see what he could do for us. It took him 6 weeks of dishonest things and still wasn't able to get us a loan. He asked Wayne to sign a form saying he didn't own his own practice and that he was just an employee. After that, I called up some friends and they recommeded this company in Tennessee. They were great. I called her on a Monday and by that night we were pre approved and by the next night we had our financing all in order. We were planning on closing in 2 weeks. We went in on a Friday morning and signed our closing papers. They told us the sellers would be in later that morning to sign and we were all set. We went home and moved 2/3rds of our things up to the new house. At 4:59 (this was a Friday) the owner/seller/agent called us and told us there were 2 liens on the house and we needed to come up with $17,000 to close or the bank would forclose. Well, nobody is open after 5 on a Friday. So Wayne sortof freaked out on them, saying that nobody told us this, we already closed and why was it him calling us and not the bank?! I was able to get ahold of someone still hanging around at the bank. He was shocked that the owner/seller called us to come up with the $. It was his responsibility. He said he would get ahold of him and get back to us next week. So, we moved out of the new house and stored things in our garage, at Wayne's dad's and part in the new house garage. So, that night we moved 3 times. Thank you so much to everyone who helped. The owner/seller's wife called Sunday and asked if we could meet to discuss things. Of course we told her no, that is was her responsibility to come up with the $, not ours. So we tried to hold it together through the weekend and not loose it in front of the kids. Oh did I mention we had to be out of our house by the next Friday. If this house didn't go through for us, we would need to find a storage for all of out things, move in with my mom and find a new house. So come to find out there were 13 liens on the house totalling $17,000 and the bank was going to waive most of them and the owner would pay part. Wednesday night-we had the final notice that everything was good to move in and that the sell of the new house was recorded with the county. So Wed/Thurs and Friday we packed/moved and unpacked. The house was 90% unpacked before we left because I did not want to come home to a house full of boxes. Friday night we also packed to go to Disneyland (which has been a long time planned and so needed). We left Saturday afternoon and stayed in Vegas and I will post Disneyland fun stuff later.
Posted by brownfam at 1:38 PM
We had over 2 months to make the car and of course it wasn't done until minutes before the race. We had to add a lot of weights to the car but it was pretty cool. Parker designed it himself. He got an award just for participating. Mabey next year they wont procastinate so much:)
Posted by brownfam at 1:27 PM
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Posted by brownfam at 3:30 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I'm really late at posting this for her. I wanted to scan more pictures in of her but then we moved and this is the first time I've been able to sit and post anything. Kendra is 6 years old, well actually she turned 16 on Sept 5, I mean 6. Kendra was born on Wayne and mine's anniversary, so she is our anniversary baby. She was our smallest at 7lbs 9oz. She is currently in the 10th % for her height and weight. She has always been very independant and stubborn and fiesty. That's from the Brown's side:) She is in kindergarten and has really been struggling with changing schools. She has a major crush on a 13 year old boy. He is super cute but SHE'S 6!!! She's got us worried. She can't wait until she is old enough to date. She loves to play with Parker and Brooklynn and her friends. She loves to do makeup and pose for pictures. She doesn't let me do anything with her hair anymore, she wants it straight and nothing in it. She still likes to watch cooking shows. When she's not mad that she's not getting her own way, she loves to cuddle up right next to you and kiss and hug you. She is so adorable. We love her to pieces. Happy Late Birthday.
Posted by brownfam at 5:19 PM
Friday, September 19, 2008
Finally!! We will be moving this next week. We found our home in Herriman. It has 5 bed, 3 1/2 bath, an amazing view. The entire house is finished except the yard. We are so excited to finally be settling somewhere where we will never have to move. We will be closing this friday, it's been quite the roller coaster these past 6 weeks. We will get out our new house and phone info later.
Posted by brownfam at 5:42 PM
Monday, June 16, 2008
3 years old!!! I can't believe our baby is 3 now. Brooklynn has gotten so big this past year. She is doing everything a typical 3 year old girl does. And loves everything a typical 3 year old girl loves. She plays dressups, loves makeup, loves to wear skirts or dresses. She does not like her hair to be brushed but loves it when it's done. She loves shoes. It doesn't matter whose shoes, she will wear them. She loves to play and run. She runs everywhere. She loves her dad but still refuses to let him do anything for her, she is getting better at some things. She has such a cute laugh and dimple. She keeps wanting to use her left hand to color and eat. Some of her favorite sayings and cute words,"I want to ride in daddy's *!uck(truck),bwankie, maeleys(pig tails), I sweep good(sleep good). She loves all disney princesses and can't wait to go back to Disneyland. She loves to be outside do anything. She had a Dora birthday cake and got so many cute toys. And she loves every single one of them. We were lucky. All her grandpa's and grandma's came over to celebrate with us.
Posted by brownfam at 4:44 PM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I can't believe it's mid June already. It's been a long time since I've written anything and I promised I would get it done this week. Well since it's been so long, here's a quick update. . .Parker is 8 and baptized, in scouts and going on 3rd grade. Kendra is 5 and learning how to read and going into Kindergarten, finally. Brooklynn is turning 3 this week, I can't believe it. She is learning so much everyday, and her birthmark on her face is almost completely gone. She keeps calling it "my mark" and loves to point out that it's going away.
We were in the process of buying a practice. I started working there April 1, every morning to learn how they do things and just what I need to know. Back up. . .first of all this practice is in Riverton and is such a great opportunity. It has 4 ops and has a loft upstairs (my fave part)that has 2 offices and our lounge area. I can take the kids and they go upstairs and watch TV and I put up a gate so they can never go down and bother Wayne. I spent the last 2 weeks of April on the phone non stop with insurance companies, I am not a fan of insurance companies. It was the biggest pain. There is so much stuff to setting up a practice. Briggs told us how involved it is, I had no idea. Wayne and I were released as ward activity people. I was put in as den leader and Wayne is the Ward Clerk.
May 1st we were official business owners. Wayne still had to fulfill a commitment at his other office for this month, so he was working 6 days a week. He was so drained. And I got 2 migraines in one weekend with all the stress. I was still going in every morning. The kids are doing pretty good but it's getting old being there everyday for them. Near the end of the month I feel it's starting to get under control a little bit. The office staff is amazing. They realize Wayne likes to talk a lot and try to keep him on track. He is so busy. But he likes it, he would rather be really busy than reading magazines like at his old office. Oh and we are official mini van owners. We had to put our explorer to sleep, it was so old and had so many problems. It's really nice, and Wayne really likes it but he wont admit it to his friends:)
Summer is here, well at least it says so on the calendar this month, but it has been so wet and rainy and snowy in the mountains. We actually had some free time to do yard work and plant some tomatoes. Wayne and Parker were supposed to go on a father sons camp out the first weekend in June but they got snowed out:) Brooklynn will be 3this weekend. We were able to hook up with the Briggs at their home and cook out. When we got there Shaun was cooking up some steaks and said that they have had these steaks for awhile and they are pretty tough-thanks for the invite guys. Just kidding, it was so fun to visit with them again. We didn't get home until early in the morning but it was fun.
I will try to be better at writing now that we can breath. Have a great summer everyone!!
Posted by brownfam at 8:58 AM
Monday, April 7, 2008
Wow, 33!! It seems like we just celebrated his 30th bday in Omaha, NE. His Birthday was actually on the 3rd, I just slacked on posting it. His bday was kind of crazy. He didn't get home until 7 and I had scouts until 730 so after that we went to chilis for a late dinner. I had talked to Shaun Briggs earlier this week to get an idea for Wayne, he got xbox 360 medal of honor. Which he broke in real good this weekend. I don't know how guys stay up so late/early and still function the next day.
We love Wayne so much. He is a great husband and a great dad. He does so much for our family and we are so grateful. The kids love to go on dates with him as often as possible. He loves fishing, camping, bowhunting, golfing, traveling & trying new foods. He strongly dislikes celery & rude drivers.
Posted by brownfam at 7:35 AM
Sunday, April 6, 2008
We are so excited. Wayne is leaving the office where he has been an associate for the past 2 years. It's been kind of like a residency and he has learned a lot and we are so grateful for that. Wayne has a friend he went to high school with, he's a year older. But he has decided to go back to endo school in Florida. He has/had a practice in Riverton, it's been open for 3 years and is doing amazing. He called Wayne a few months back and asked him if he would be interested in buying it. We would have been crazy to say no. So ever since, we have been filling out tons of paper work and getting approved for everything. Everything is going great and we take over May 1st. We are so excited that we don't have to leave Utah and we can stay close to family. Wayne is transitioning into the new office while fulfilling his contract until the end of May. I have been going in and getting trained in office management. The office staff is great and hopefully everything will go smoothly when Wayne takes over.
Posted by brownfam at 1:19 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Wow, I can't believe Parker is 8. Time went by too fast. 8 years ago he became part of our family. He was 9 days over and weighed 9 lbs 4 oz and came out screaming. We can't imagine our life without him. We are so proud of him and all his accomplishments over the past 8 years. He is such an amazing boy.
Why we love him so much. . .
He has such a contagious laugh/smile
He loves his sisters
He is a great fishing/camping partner
He is a great reader
He loves math
He never wants mom or dad to be left out
He is starting to sortof like to help aroung the house
He loves to learn new things
He loves to draw and is very good at it
He has made the decision to be baptized and is counting down the days
Some things you may not know about him. . .
Favorite colors-green and orange
He loves to bike/heeley
He loves to play wii/xbox/ds
He loves to play sports just to get as many trophys as possible
He loves to go to sports games but doesn't like to stay the whole time
He is scared of dogs of all sizes
He still has Jake(fav stuffed animal since he was 3)
He is 25% for his height
Since he had his tonsils out-he doesn't snore
He is competitive with Dad
His favorite food-chicken cord en blue
He is shy around big groups
He is going through a paper airplane phase-we have over 50 around the house
He takes the hottest showers possible
Posted by brownfam at 3:08 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2008
President Hinkley was such a great man. He accomplished so much. We always looked forward to listening to him and watching him speak. He had such a great spirit was a great sense of humor. I know he missed his wife so much but he continued to the work of the Lord. He will be missed but we are so happy he is with Marjorie again.
Posted by brownfam at 8:09 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is the 2nd blog today. This has been on my to do list, which never seems to get a dent in it.
Brooklynn is completely potty trained-YA!!! She even gets up during the night to go potty. She runs around naked a lot. She got her big girl bed this week, my grandpa made it for her. Great Gpa was so bored at home so he offered to build it for her, we love Gpa. It is so cute. She hated it for several nights though. She kept saying "I don't wike my bed, I don't want it, I seep in mommy's bed". She is so funny. She keeps trying to say that now but I just say I know hunny, go to bed and she's fine.
Kendra is wanting so bad to play in the snow but Parker can't yet and she doesn't want to play by herself. And it seems all our neighbors have the flu. So she just gets to hang out with mom. She is doing so good in school. She is learning to spell more words and trying to read. We went to a funeral in January and Kendra saw her great grandma crying and she did fine until we got home and then broke down crying because she doesn't want Grandma to die. She kept crying for about an hour that night. I promised we would get over to see Great Gpa and Gma more often.
Holy snow storm this weekend. I went out to shovel before church on sunday and the snow was up to my knees, our front door was covered and the swing set in our back yard is almost covered. It was insane.
Sorry-I don't know how to rotate the pictures, if and when I figure it out, I'll fix it.
Posted by brownfam at 8:51 AM
Before surgery. . .
After. Finally calmed down.
So Friday we had to be at the hospital by 6:30 and because of the snowstorm we had to leave at 5:30. And of course he didn't go back to have the surgery until about 8:45. And mabey it's a mom thing but I counted every minute, the DR told us it would only take about 1/2 hour so at the 1/2 hour mark I was even more nervous. About 20 mins later the DR came out and said everything went great. They gave him the gas mask and intubated him (which scares me)-I think I'm too much of a worrying mom. He gave us prescriptions and said we could go back soon, they would call us. Not even 2 mins later they called and told us to go back to recovery. Parker was freaking out. Trying to pull out his IV and screaming that something was stuck in his throat, gagging. He was so figity and cranky. Just seeing him laying in that bed, freaked out - I wanted to just cry for him. It took him about an hour to calm down and start eating ice/popcicles. Finally we got to go home. He wouldn't sleep the whole day, he looked like a walking zombie. We gave him lots of popcicles, and all of his meds. Friday night went fairly well. Saturday night he was up for 3 hours throwing up (I can't even imagine how that feels after surgery in your throat). We quit giving him pain meds, and just stuck with motrin and he is doing great. He is eating really well as of Sunday night. He still puts up a fight with taking his meds. We were really surprised at how well he did.
Posted by brownfam at 8:40 AM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Sunday Parker started complaining of a sore throat and sometimes you just blow it off thinking it will go away and kids are over-reacting. Monday he stayed home from school but it wasn't until night time that he was crying that it was hurting, but of course it was after Dr's were closed so Wayne gave him a blessing and we gave him motrin and sent him to bed. He woke up during the night crying that the blessing didn't work and now his ear was hurting. We gave him more motrin and sent him to bed again and then at 830 called the Dr to get him in. He ended up with strep and an ear infection (which he hasn't had since he was 2 because he had tubes put in). He told us to call and ENT to get his tonsils and adnoids out. He said "there are big tonsils and there are HUGE tonsils, his are HUGE". So we called and there was a cancelation the next day for the consult. We called to get the surgery set up and they can do it Feb 1. They said he would be down for 10-14 days. We'll make sure to get lots of homework for him, HA HA!!! Wayne talked to him about his blessing and talked to him about what was said. He also said if his throat had gotten better, he wouldn't have had to go see the Dr. and have him see his tonsils to see that they really needed to come out. Blessings aren't always answered in the way we would like them to be. Sometimes we have to be patient and look for the blessings.
Posted by brownfam at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
So Brooklynn is potty training herself. She takes off her diaper and runs for the bathroom. She hasn't had any accidents yet, only in her diaper. But she has been dry more times than wet. She is so proud of herself. We told her, when she is potty trained she can get a big girl bed. She is really growing up.
Posted by brownfam at 5:12 PM