Our Crazy House

  • Jenny Schultz (Me)
  • Aaron Schultz (Hubby)
  • Mackenzie Erin (Daughter, 6)
  • Noah Jeron (Son, 5)
  • Sayde Fayth (Daughter, 1 and a half)
  • Melodie Grace (Daughter 6 months)
This LIFE may be a crazy LIFE, But it's MY LIFE!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another New Chapter

Aaron and I have been married for 6 years 1 month 2 weeks and 2 days, in that time we've had 3 children moved 11 times 5 of theses times to the same place. (Aaron's Parents home) We are back with Aaron's parents for a very short time (less than a month) until our house is ready for us on the 15th of November.
This will be our home for a LONG time. (I hope) It's not Huge or New, it needs new carpet, paint and cabinets, But it will be OURS!!! The location is exactly were I wanted, the School that the kids go to and will go to are the same school that their dad went to. Mackenzie's PE and Art teachers were also Aaron's PE and Art teachers. There is a PARK with a playground, as well as tennis and racket ball courts.

Our kids are growing up so fast that I fear I will miss something if I'm not careful.

Mackenzie is in FIRST grade, She LOVES her teacher and class. She is a good kid, she loves her Brother and Sisters and is always willing to help me with them. She says she doesn't want to be a mommy and that's fine for NOW but she is going to be an amazing mommy some day.

Noah is growing like a weed I don't know how I keep him in any thing for long, we just got him new shoes not long ago and he can't fit into them now to save his life. He was wearing Mackenzie's water shoes yesterday and the fact that they are HOT PINK didn't even phase him! Noah LOVES that we live right by my sister in law she has 4 boys who love to play with him. They are all a bit older than him so there isn't really any fighting they let him hang out with them and their friends and he's just loving it.

Sayde is a MOVER she NEVER stops moving. She LOVES to be out side and with nature. My sister in law has chickens and a duck that Sayde loves to talk to. She liked to chase them around the yard until one turned on her and pecked her in the chest she now only likes to talk to them through the chain link fence. She Loves her brother and sisters. Mackenzie already has a little shadow and Sayde isn't even 18 months old yet.

And then there is my Melodie, For a baby with a rough start in life she sure can hold her own. She is still a smaller baby but she is STRONG. She is truly a miracle and I thank my Heavenly Father for placing angels on this earth to protect her in the beginning. If it weren't for nurses who were doing all the right things I may not have my baby girl!!

I always wonder how it is possible to LOVE so hard for each of my children and yet when I have another one there is enough LOVE for that baby too!! I can not imagian my life with out each one of my children.  As most of the people in my life know I have a 7 year old son that I placed for adoption. I also LOVE him with all my heart and I feel blessed to be able to say I brought him into this world and I was able to find HIS FAMILY!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mackenzie thought that it was AMAZING to see her sister being born!

So far Mommy wins but I have the Good Stuff!!!

I feel so blessed to have the kids I have
I know that IT'S NOT going to always be EASY
But it will ALWAYS be WORTH it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Add 1 More to our Crazy Lives

This post has been a long time coming, and here it is
Melodie Grace Schultz
 has FINELY made her way into the out side world. At
10:54 pm July 1st 2010
 Our AMAZING baby girl was born. She was
6 lbs and 7ozs. 19 1/2 in long.
She has a FULL head of DARK hair.
And as far as I can tell she is PERFECT in every way.
And if only it were so easy......

Let me back up a bit,
I had been in labor for DAYS....
WEEKS even and I was in ALOT of pain at times,
So July 1 I had a normal check up at my Dr's.
I was 37weekd 6 days pregnant and
I was 3 and 1/2 cm and 75% thinned out.
He said that if I didn't go into "labor" on my own the next week we would talk about an
Did I fail to mention that Aaron is to start Corrections Aced. on the 12th of July,
5 days before my DUE DATE.
Talk about stress.   

Thankfully it didn't take long and 3 hours later when I gave in and went
the NorthWest Women's Center to get checked I was
6 cm and totally thinned out.
NEEDLESS to day I was going to have a baby very soon.
So I made the calls I needed to make and before I knew
Mackenzie and Grandma Kris were by my side.
Soon to follow were my parents and it was game on.
As I said before Melodie Grace was born at 10:54 pm.

Every thing was fine and I was able to nurse her, my parents drove back
to Mesa and Grandma took Mackenzie home.
Aaron and I were just taking in our newest addition. We were both very
tired so Aaron put baby in here bed and He and I both closed our every to rest.
A few min later my nurse came into check baby and me and that's when my world
flipped upside down for a few days. 10 to be exact.

Melodie was breathing VERY FAST and her COLOR was NOT right.
She was taken to the NICU or Special Care Nursery to be checked out
and a bit later my nurse was back. ALONE
Shortly after that the NP from the NICU was in my room telling me that my baby
girl was having a chest x-ray and that as soon as they new what was wrong
they'd let me know. At this point I was still so tired I wasn't really sure
what was going on, I feel asleep and later another NP came in to talk to us.
They were NOT quite sure what was going on but they thought that it was
premature Lungs and that she needed to stay in the NICU and that she would be given 
meds in case there were any kind of infection. She was also put on O2 via a cannula to
improve her breathing.

Over the next 3 days things got worse, day 3 she was put on a c-pap and there was talk of moving her to
a different hospital. I was a MESS at this point, I was going home that day and I didn't know
what was going on with our daughter. I needed a little time to process what was going on and I knew if the meds they were getting ready to try to give her next didn't work we'd be in BIG trouble.

Heavenly Father hears our prayers Of this I am sure....
1 day later things were getting better.
Day 5 she was able to come off the c-pap and for the
first time in 4 days I was able to hold my daughter again.
Day 6 we were able to come and help with
her feedings and then DAY 7......

Aaron and I went to go do her 12 o clock feeding and as we entered the room
the NP told us that they had heard a heart murmmer and that there was a heart Doc doing
an echo on her at the moment. We walked over and he showed us where the was a hole in
Melodies heart. At that moment my heart was breaking, I thought that things were getting better and
now this. I had NO idea what this ment and if it ment that she'd have to stay longer.
The Dr. explained that this was something that is common as far as heart defects go and that this is something that is fixable. We were to follow up in 1 week and he would have another echo done to see if there was any improvement. After I had time to talk this all in I was okay.

Melodie has already proven that she is UNSTOP ABLE she was doing so well that she was able to come home on the 10th of July and she has been doing great ever since.
She went to her heart Dr. today and some of the problems are gone others are improving already!

I'll add pics tomorrow!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Day in the house of Crazies!!!

Today has been one of those days.....
Grandpa took a trip to the ER, This trip has been a long time coming.
He has pneumonia in both lungs.
His blood sugar is OUT OF CONTROL!!!
These are just the tip of this ICE BURGE.
So he will be therea few days until we can figure out
how to get this FIXED.

A Happy note....
Sayde had her first trip to the pool.
It is out on our back porch and she was in

She splashed and just had a blast.
Mommy and the boys got in with her.
Mommy had a harder time getting out, but it was fun non the less!!

Still NO Melodie... Maybe tonight??? Prob. NOT
Oh Well...

Here's hopin tomorrow is less crazy!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day!!!

My alarm went off at 7:45 and I jumped (kind of) out of bed. I told the kids last night that I was going to make a special breakfast today and they all wanted to help, so Mackenzie put on her apron and brought in the bench for the table. The kids were not so happy to learn that it was going to take a bit for me to get every thing ready so I turned on cartoons for them to watch. (What would we do with out weekend cartoons )After I had every thing ready the kids came in and each got to help poor in things for German Pancakes. Then back to the tv they went. I finished up and started bacon and eggs to go with it and smashed Strawberries to top it off!!! With 10 min to go I sent Mackenzie to wake up the rest of the Grown Ups and then we sat for breakfast. Yummy ..... I always think maybe I've made to much but as usual with this meal for sure there were NO left over’s!

I am so greatful for all the Fathers/Men in my life that helped to raise me or are helping to raise MY kids.

I am blessed to be able to now help take care of my grandfather, who I have always been close to. The coolest part now is he is helping to raise my kids.

My dad is amazing and I am thankful to now also be able to call him a friend too.

My Husband is .... I don't really have words to express how I feel about him. Not only is he my husband but he is my BEST FRIEND and my rock. He keeps me growned and I must admit that can be a challenge some times. He became a dad from the moment we met and I OUR daughter is one lucky kid. He has since blessed me with 2 soon to be 3 amazing kids. Thank you Babe!!!

Another thing my Husband had blesses me with are Amazing in-laws so I must brag about my Father In Law for a moment... My father in law was blessed with 6 sons and NO daughters. I just lucked out in the in-law lottery, I have friends who can't stand their in-laws and I love and like mine as much as my own parents!!

I don't have Brothers but I do have Brother in Laws and they are all amazing guys, dads, and B-I-Ls.

There are two men in my life who are in it to raise children for my family.
Greg is the best dad I could have ever come across and I am blessed that he is raising the child I couldn't. And Matt..... what can I say about the guy who is as close to a brother as I'm going to get. He is the man who is the father of my nephew. I love you both and Keep doin what your doin!!

Last but not least ...My Uncle Stephen who is more like my brother is another one, he may be a GIANT PIA but he has always had my back and he now looks out for my kids

Friday, June 18, 2010

36 weeks

Tomorrow I will hit 36 weeks in the last pregnancy of my life! THANK GOODNESS!!!I took my first trip the Womens Center with contractions on June 7th and I was 2cm the second trip June 14th I was 2-3cm and 50% thinned out. I went to see my OB June 16th and she said I was a GOOD 3 close to 4 and 70%. I had contractions ALL day and finely around 8:30 I went back to the Womens Center. Now I don't know if it's just me or if every mom has experienced the nurse who just DOESN'T seem to care at all that you are in pain or that you have delivered 4 babies before and you DO know what CONTRACTIONS are. Well I found that nurse this night. First off for some reason she checked to see if my water had ruptured, I said NOTHING about my water breaking it NEVER breaks on it's on, Needless to say it had not. She watched my contractions and baby girl’s heart rate; she then told me that I was NOT having contractions that it was just movement. 20 min later she came in and said baby wasn't as active as they'd like so she needed to wake her up. So she did. She then told me I was 2cm and only 60% thinned out. So I was then sent home. Oh I was so mad at that moment as we drove away from the center I told Aaron that I WOULD NOT be going back to that center and that we would just have this baby at HOME. I still feel that was for the moment but I'm not in a TON of pain right now!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I got this email from my grandmother and I just feel the need to share it with my friends and Family!


Their marriage was good, their dreams focused.. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress; lawn mower in his hand, and dish-towel in hers.. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the squeaky oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, saving, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away ...never to return. So ..While we have it ...its best we love it ... And care for it .... And try to fix it when it's broken ... And heal it when it's sick.

This is true ...For marriage ... And old cars ... And children with bad report cards ... Dogs and cats with bad hips ... And aging parents ... And grandparents, aunts and uncles, all relatives and friends. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep. Like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special ... And so, we keep them close in heart and mind and spirit.

I received this from someone who thinks I am a 'keeper', so I've sent it to the people I think of in the same way.

Now it's your turn to send this to those people who are 'keepers' in your life. Send it back to the person that sent it to you if they too are a keeper.

Good friends are like stars ... you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.