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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Sister Wives" people going to jail?

I have had problems with some of the secrecy that we do and I thought it was too much sometimes. Like why can't I give my phone number to a friend? Why can't we trust anyone outside the church without a big deal?

That is why. I don't know what is so wrong about a man having four wives and taking care of them!

Larry King has to take care of SEVEN wives and no one cares. Donald Trump has three wives to take care of.

It's okay for these men to have a bunch of wives in a row and it's okay for Hugh Hefner to have a BUNCH of girls he just has sex with all the time and all that's okay but if they have more than one at the same time that is supposed to be bad?

So why are we wrong and they're right?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Welcome Renee Rachel!!

Last Sunday, September 5th, at 9:25pm our family welcomed Renee Rachel into the world! She's got dark brown hair like her mom and she was 8lbs 3oz and 20 inches tall. Christie is doing just fine and is happy to be a mom for the third time!

The week has been very busy and I have not been on here a lot but it is for a very pretty reason!

I hope all of you have had as blessed a week!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Alice's questions

Alice is a really sweet lady who needs prayer for a small stroke she had and she also had some questions so I am posting them here:

I was wondering who kills and dresses the chickens when it's time?

Steve does. I can't do it.

Are you thinking of getting any more stock to use for food such as goats & dairy cows, or pigs & cows for their meat?

We are running Angus until the snow comes in. 50 of them are ours and Steve will probably take one for meat pretty soon. I really don't want dairy cows again they are so much work.

With so many females in the home, does everyone tend to use their special talents to improve the atmosphere of the home? (Such as you doing a lot of the cooking and Steve doing the fence repairs and other household improvements.)

Yeah I do a lot of the cooking now and we all have our things to do. Lauren is good with the tractor so she does a lot of the plowing when it needs to be done and she moves the pipes when they need to be moved.

Does the family have a job chart of things that need to be done daily?

No, we just do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. Everyone knows their thing so you just know you need to do it because everyone else depends on you to do it.

Do you think that Shari's and Steve's girl are possibly depressed? Or maybe they are taking advantage of their mom not being there to encourage them to do their fair share of the responsibilities. (I got the feeling from some of your earlier messages that everyone in the family contributed to the daily care and responsibilities.) I understand that you and the girls feel that Shari abandoned the family.

Yes, they are a little depressed and it is totally okay. They still do their fair share of work but things are just more relaxed now and it's more that things get done because they need to get done and not because someone said to do it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More questions from Charmed

ok, I got some more questions Whats the hardest part about being a new mom?

Not sleeping. I never really thought about how important sleep is until I wasn't getting any. Now it is the best thing in the world to sleep all night long because then I am not tired the next day.

the best part(s)?

Where do I start? I love my girls soooooo much! I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it is when they smile at me or when I am just holding them. I wish I could save some of that feeling for sometime when I really need it.

I don't know if you ever mentioned this or not, but are your girls identical, or fraternal twins?

Fraternal. Laura has red hair and Patty is sandy blonde like me. Patty is also bigger than Laura and she is a lot more active. Laura is the one who loves to be held the most. They're reall different in a lot of ways and I think I said that they do have matching outfits but I never dress them that way at the same time. I like them being different.

do all the wives have their own bedrooms?


do you still bunk together sometimes when someone else is with Steve?


Favorite movie?

Princess Diaries is still my favorite movie. Titanic is in there too and I also like Notting Hill.

Favorite song?

Delilah by the Plain White T's.

favorite color?

I don't like one color but I like colors together. Blue and Gold, blue and brown, red and black, red and white, orange and green.

favorite food?

Probably pork just because I like all the things you can do with it.

when you have more kids and have a pregnancy with just one baby, do you think you might give birth at home?

I'd like to do that if I can. I don't really like hospitals.

I remember you writing about Christi's kids swimming as babies, do your girls know how to swim?

I've had them in the pool a few times but I can't let go of them. Christie says it is okay to do it but I just can't. They will learn how to swim but just not now.