Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you.
Deuteronomy 31:6

JP we are so very proud of you! You set a goal, made a plan, were courageous, and achieved your goal! Congratulations bud, you rock!

Monday, July 30, 2007

less is more

I want to have surfer hair

but it is just so darn straight and in my eyes!

did you know surfers have short wild spikey hair too?

(sidenote cool guys don't smile, they pose)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Did someone say giveaway?

Check this site out: www.5minutesformom.com

Enter the contest courtesy of Best Buy.

I can't pass up a giveaway!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Caution Ahead!

Note to self...

Do not mix the following items:

10 peel and eat shrimp

1 brisket sandwich

1 krispy Kreme original glazed donut

1 tall glass of water

1 wild game of "mothman" a homemade rowdy game

1 44 pound sweaty boy

the smell of ice cream

The results are NOT pretty.

Good night my sweet baby boy, I hope your tummy feels better.

And PLLLLEEASE do not come in my bed and vomit on my freshly dry cleaned comforter!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rockin' Out!

There is nothing better than rockin' out with your 6 year old. Picture this:

My totally cute 6 year old little stud riding in the car window down music blaring. We pull up at a stop light next to a car of teenagers windows down too. JP who is "chillin" at the window head bobbin looks straight at the teens and gives them the official "nod". They grin.

The best part about rockin' out with my 6 year old...we weren't just rockin' out, but we were worshipping together! Thanks Monk & Neagle!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I clearly know NOTHING!

Ok Janelle disregard my SOS comments because clearly I know NOTHING!

I woke quite refreshed this morning to find 4 people in my bed.


JP was SIDEWAYS with his foot in my gut and his head ON his DAD's belly.
AJ was upside down at an angle so her head was in my FEET and her feet were in JP's gut!

How I blissfully slept through all that I do not know...

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Absolute Favorite Meal

Rice Balls, Baked Potato loaded with butter and cheese, Corn, Biscuit

Rice Balls

1 1/2 lbs hamburger
1 cup rice
1 egg
2 cans tomato soup
and oregano to taste

Mix hamburger, egg, rice, and seasonings. Shape into balls. We usually have 6 balls. Pour soup over rice balls in a casserole dish and cook about 1 hour at 350

Baked Potato loaded with colby jack cheese....mmmm yumm

Pillsbury single serve frozen biscuits

Corn...prefer niblets brand frozen over canned.

I can eat this meal once a week for sure! JP loves it too. hope you all like it!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

10 pounds and holding...

10 pounds.

Seriously no food for 2 days. Oh wait i did try to have rice yesterday.

Funny how I could go without food for weeks and months in highschool and college, but now all I can think about is yummy tasty food. Of course it doesn't help that Shelley's latest blog topic was dinner!

Not sure about this bug. No one around me has it. Maybe i ate something bad on Friday?

Don't know.

I feel though as if I am getting better...hopefully.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Thanks...but no thanks.

The other day I thought to myself, "Hmm...it would be nice to lose 5 or so pounds."

Someone was listening because today I have lost 5 pounds so far. Now I don't want to sound ungrateful or anything, BUT I was willing to work out to lose it. It was not necessary for a nasty bug to invade my system in order to drop a few pounds.

I am not enjoying my day of NOT eating, afterall I LOVE to eat! I also would prefer to see the walls outside of my bathroom, it is the only room in the house that is not painted!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Did someone say FREE?

I like FREE.

I live for the bargains!


GO there for one! Thanks Alana and Boomama.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hmm...Maybe I do shop too much...

Today I was shopping at the black hole that is Target, when I decided it was time to leave and head over to the swimming pool. My sweet adorable, innocent, yet brilliant 2 year old said,"But Mommy we cannot leave Target yet, our cart is not full."

I left Target with only $27 worth of items I did not need.

-pink kitty cat apron
-pink kitty cat picnic blanket
-bambi book
-princess water bottle
-waffle maker
-2 clear plastic rubbermaid bins
-1 package of tinkerbell paper plates

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Man cannot live on ice cream alone.

It is summer.

I am so off schedule it is crazy. Maybe I shouldn't, but I put off housework and other things in order to spend endless amounts of time playing with my kids. I am a big kid.

You can bet that if it is light out and not raining I WILL be outside playing something with my kids and usually the neighbor kids.

We have painted 877 rocks.

We have had 482 bike races.

We have played 291 games of soccer.

We have played 153 games of Basketball.

We have drawn 97 chalk figures.

We have caught 64 creatures.

We have hit 41 golf balls.

We have played 28 games of garage door tennis.

We have made 14 trails in the woods.

We have built several forts.


I am easily distracted by the fun my kids want to have with ME. I hope they will always want to "play" with me. Anyway I digress, being easily distracted by playing outside means that we don't come in till 9pm. At that time the kids realize they are hungry, but only after I have sent them to bed. They wander back out and remind me "Ah mom we didn't eat dinner"


Quickly I feed them while Aaron closes up everything outside. By then I am tired from playing, feeding, and putting kids to bed. It is now 10 pm and my husband NEEDS food. He informed me last night that dinner is his staple meal and unlike me he cannot survive on ice cream.

What a shame...it would make life so easy.

So to my dear sweet husband, I am sorry I forget to prepare meals. I must learn how to cook for a month and freeze it all! I also must quit blogging, when I should be cooking.

Oh, like right now for instance. I am past hunger so i will just go to bed, works for you right honey?

Not so much.

Friends are the Frosting on a Cupcake

I love the people in my life I call friends! They are the frosting on a cupcake!

I spent much of the day driving to and from children's activities. The ladies in my life popped into my head. I am so blessed by all the women in my life, both close friends and acquaintances. It amazes me how each of these ladies has touched my heart.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Why I should win mother of the year....

It hit me today that I have not done laundry in almost 3 weeks.

Doesn't sound very mother of the year right?

Hold that thought....

Everyone still has plenty of clean clothes including underwear.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Literally I could smell my house from the driveway, when i arrived home today! Not a good sign.

My Fabulous husband had Kilzed the playroom. We knew their might be a slight odor, but YIKES! I had no idea that my children would now lose many brain cells due to the toxic smell.


I now have every fan available on my street blowing in my house. I am also baking cinnamon.

I will leave you with that.

The thought of Kilz HIGH odor paint cover upper (technical term) and lovely cinnamon baking.


yea...not so much

five things that rocked about tonight:

1. no kids
2. fried goodness...yummy food
3. Tasty beverage...gotta love those pomegranates
4. Fellowship of amazing friends
5. whistle here and there...ok so maybe they weren't for me but we'll just pretend!

Nothing is better than girls night out! I love you girls!

Friday, July 6, 2007

why am i still up?

13 reasons i am still up

1. Just got home at 2 am from the giftshop
2. Must unwind from the coke I had an hour ago
3. I can't get enough bloggin
4. I still have to peek in on the kids and kiss em (yes i am bloggin first)
5. Must take contacts out
6. Thinking about eating some ice cream with chocolate sauce
7. have to lay out clothes for an early am
8. Must unpack swim bag from today
9. watching the rerun of the 10 o'clock news (bet you didn't know it replayed at 2 am)
10. Husband is snorring...I CANNOT sleep with snores --adult or child
11. Gotta check woot.com
12. Still have to turn lights off
13. I better brush teeth now after the ice cream ;)

Good night!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Emails either hug you and give you a big smile or they slap you in the face and leave you with a frown.

That is my thought for the day.

Dry Clean Only

Today was a glorious morning! You know the kind of morning when YOU wake refreshed before the kids!

I woke this morning cozily snuggled up to both my kids still soundly sleeping. Aah peace and snuggling!

The only thing worse than that is realizing that AJ has pee peed the DRY CLEAN ONLY comforter. Yikes!

Everyone WAKE UP!!!

Note to self:
Must stop at dry cleaner before free movie today!

Monday, July 2, 2007


AJ loves to pretend.

Usually she calls me Mother Bear. Daddy is Father Bear and bub is Cub. AJ is always Little Bear. It is so cute to be welcomed home by a sweet 2 year old, arms open yelling , "Hello Mother Bear!"

Now she likes bears, but currently they are not her favorite animal. A cow is her favorite right now. Because as we all know, it is a lot more fun to MOO than to growl.

So today I lost my cute title of MOTHER BEAR and gained the name Mother Cow. I tried reasoning with AJ that bears are so much more fun to pretend to be.

She did not see my point.

I will instead be excited when my sweet 2 year old runs ahead of me at Target and yells, "Come on, Mother COW!"

Because afterall that is so endearing too right?