Wednesday, December 3, 2008


OK all you blog stalkers. I don't think I have any but just in case...I really need to sell my cricut. I am selling the cricut, a cover, 2 new mats and the George & Basic Shapes cartridge for $150.00!!! Pass the word. I need the moolah!!

Thanks girls!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cyber Monday!!!

Go check out my Etsy at RockinMamas!!!!!! 10% all items this week for Cyber Week!!!! Just type in Cyber when checking out!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Look Where I'm At!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm on Etsy Check Me Out!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Grab My Button!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Amy!!!!

love ya sweetness!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's been awhile

That's a song. I could always make my titles be songs. Anyways...I am alive and kickin' for those of you wondering. I don't think that anybody actually reads this but just in case you do...I haVe started an Etsy shop. Hoping to make a little money for the holidays. Just a little tid bit about me in case you didn't know...I haVe made jewelry for almost 9 years now. That's forever. I actually started it before I ever started scrapbooking. So now besides mother's or family bracelets and necklaces and such, I am starting soldering and stamping jewelry. I hope to have my stampin' stuff up and on Etsy this week. So please check back. Let me know if you are interested in anything. Since it is all custom it can say or be whatever you want. Check ya' later...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pop Art

I have always loved Andy Warhol's work. He is awesome. So we had an assignment to take pictures of our world so I took this picture of me behind the camera (because that is where I am always at). We were told to take one of our pictures and alter it anyway. We have to print and turn in the before and after photos. Naturally I turned mine into Pop Art (I learned how in my class) What do you think???

Sunday, September 14, 2008

What a weekend!

I made 4 cakes this weekend. I am ready to have a little cake makin' time off. I bought a bike trailer this weekend. I am so excited because I have been wanting one forever. Nate loves it. He just sets back there and looks all around while we are riding. But let me tell ya'...pulling that extra 35 pounds is kickin' my butt. Man I am out of shape. I finally got Nates big wheel put together yesterday too. He got it for his birthday this week. Talk about the Playground PIMP! I think this is absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to scrap this picture!! Here's to a good week...I hope. Maybe it won't be raining every minute!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Somebody Please Tell Me

Please tell me, "When did this happen?" When did my innocent precious baby boy turn into a ornery, precious beautiful little man?? I can't hardly believe that he is 3 today!! It doesn't seem possible. Plus the fact that this is my LAST baby doesn't help. We celebrated his birthday on Saturday. I rented a huge blow up jump thing for 4 hours and the kids had a BLAST. I couldn't hardly get them out of it to open presents and eat cake. There were 8 kids there. Nate got some new toys and has really been occupied the last couple of days with them. That has been great. Especially since we haven't had any WATER over here in our big town. Now that the water is back I am having to boil it just to do ANYTHING with it! I am tired of it. Just lets you know how much we take things for granted in life. Oh's to a busy week. Talk to you peeps later!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Last night I received this award from my friend Summer!!! Thanks so much, I heart your blog too!!!

Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Rainy Days

Is anybody else ready for fall? I love the fall weather. I have to say I believe it is my favorite time of the year. It could stay 55-75 all the time and I would be fine! I do know that I am tired of this weather constantly changing because it is messing with my allergies SSOOOOO bad. I had to go to the doctor yesterday and get an allergy shot. My butt is still feelin' it too! Nothing else much going on. You can tell we are back into the swing of things with school. Last night we were practicing Tori's spelling words and man are they big words for the 3rd grade! Like adventerous, presentation, and some other big ones I can't remember right now. She is a really good speller though and she was doing great. I can't wait to see how her test is today. Anyways...don't melt out their today!!! Lator Gators!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Mark which items out of the 150 you've accomplished so far in your life and tag 3 people to do the same :*** = my accomplished items

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink***
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain***
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you’ and meant it***
9. Hugged a tree***
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise***
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game***
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars***
20. Changed a baby’s diaper***
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity***
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope***
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment***
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger***
30. Had a snowball fight***
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can***
32. Held a lamb***
33. Seen a total eclipse***
34. Ridden a roller coaster***
35. Hit a home run***
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking***
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment***
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk***
42. Had amazing friends***
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign***
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip***
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love***
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero***
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day***
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain***
63. Played in the mud***
64. Played in the rain***
65. Gone to a drive-in theater***
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business***
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken***
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played for more than 6 hours straight***
72. Gotten married***
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch***
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason***
84. Performed on stage***
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark***
88. Had a one-night stand***
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house***
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship***
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
96. Raised children (or…raising children)***
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking***
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived***
105. Wrote articles for a publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray***
110. Broken someone’s heart***
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse***
119. Had major surgery***
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours***
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper***
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about***
130. Gone back to school***
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach*** (with my shoe)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office***
140. Written your own computer language***
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair***
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident***
150. Saved someone’s life

I am NOT tagging anyone out there this time because this is FOREVER!! Sorry girls! Jennifer I know you were getting worried. Hee Hee!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is it Friday yet??

It is for me! Why you ask because the shop is closed tomorrow so we get a 4 day weekend. YEAH! I am so excited to be off of work for awhile. Just because things have been hectic and they are going to continue to be hectic when I come back next week. But...that's the work field I guess. Indy is this weekend (That is one of the biggest races of the year in case you were wondering - It's Nationals). All of our customers are there and so is half of the shop. So with some extra time I am hoping to get some MAJOR scrapbooking done. Maybe go to the pool and just try to hang some pictures around the house that I have been meaning to get up on the wall. Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Night!

I am so not a night blogger but it seems like this is the only time I have at the moment. Things at work have been REALLY busy. Soccer started, school started, we are trying to potty train Nate. Which by the way is going really well. (knock on wood). We have actually been leaving the house in underwear the last 3 or 4 days. I have pulled over on the side of the road to let him pee several times and am waiting to get the "urinating in public" ticket but oh well. Like I'm going to tell my 2 year old he has to "hold it"! Rick and I went to Salina today to go to his Uncles funeral. It was a sad occassion but it was nice to be able to spend the day with Rick. Not like I ever see him. After the funeral we stopped to eat in Lindsburg (Little Sweden USA). Rick was looking for somewhere to eat a "Swedish" meal but everything was closed on Monday's. So we ate Mexican. Can't ever go wrong there. Tomorrow my class starts at Butler. I can't wait. It is Digital Graphics with Photoshop. I'm hoping that this will open more doors for me once I've completed this class. It's every Tuesday through December. Like an actual real class. I haven't done that for awhile so hopefully I won't be the oldest one in the class. Or the nerdiest since I am taking a computer class. Not like it's an easy class but you get my drift. I am going to stop rambling now. Don't forget to check out A Sassy Affair. It's going to be rockin'. Later Gators!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Sassy Affair...

Summer and I have been putting together a blog to have fun with our creative sides! We hope you can join in on the fun! The name of our blog is A Sassy Affair Click on the link to join in on the fun!! Please let us know of you have any questions! Looking forward to hearing from everyone!! We hope to have a huge turnout! There are prizes involved... Check it out!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not in the Mood~

To work today! It started out ok but now I'm ready to go! I really like my job and it is laid back but today is on my last nerve. The boys need to chill out, take some valium or something. I'm having hectic nights trying to potty train Nate so I don't need hectic days too. Which by the way is going so so! I tried to put Lucky Charms in the toilet the other night to get him to pee on them (kind of like CHerrios) and he wasn't impressed. I can remember doing it with Chase and trying to get him to aim at him and it went well but wouldn't you know with Nate he said, "No MOM! Eat them!" So he flushed them. If anyone has any suggestions I am all for them. I got enrolled at Butler for my class. It is Digital Graphics with Photoshop. Then I will be the digital master! I can't wait for the class to start. I just need to pick up my books now. I am also thinking about getting my Microsoft Certification. That one is going to be harder. Something I am trying to decide if I really want to do or not! Anyways...have a great Wednesday!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Whatever!!!

Do you all see my little fairy to the left. I love her. And my new fairy name. Quite a bit happening this weekend. Tomorrow morning we are taking the kids to see a movie. Then Saturday night our church is hosting a Luau. That should be fun. I need to make stuff to take and Tori and I have our toes painted a beautiful orange with white flowers and we have bought grass skirts. Sunday I teach Childrens Church and somewhere in all that mix I need to find time to clean some house. Anyway...hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, July 21, 2008


I think I was wishing we were going to skip the HOT weather this year! Because lets be honest, besides the rain it really hasn't been that bad of a summer. I don't think anyway! But this week is going to be ridiculous. Thank goodness the ball games are over and I don't have to be in the heat! I did learn a little about myself this weekend. #1- I am way out of shape! I don't think I could be anymore sore than I am from helping SummerTime move. I went to the chiropractor this afternoon and man my back was tight. #2- That whole statement "Sweatin' like a pig!!" me. I'm sure it looked like I was peeing my pants because oh my god was I wet with sweat! I am a pee ALL THE TIME kind of girl since I had surgery but I think I only went once on Saturday and I was drinking water ALL DAY! I sweated it all out. I know, I know TMI! So I have about 10 days of nothing to do! Not actually nothing to do but ball is over, no practices, nowhere that I know of that I have to be! But then soccer will start and we'll go again! At least those games are only on Saturday mornings. Not all the nights of the week. So we usually go from hot to cold. Way hot for ball and then humid/hot at the beginning of the season and cold by the time the season ends in October. So since I am rambling I will say ta ta for now! Have a great week!

Friday, July 18, 2008

We are the CHAMPIONS!!


Pro-Kleen #1 in League & #1 in Tournament

Our girls won the whole enchilada. Winning every night this last week. We played 20 games total in league and in tourney and won all of them. UNDEFEATED!! The girls did such a good job and I can really see an improvement in Tori this year! She is hitting the ball all the time. She is front row, bottom left just in case you didn't know. Anyway, so our busy busy week paid off. We now have two whole weeks until Soccer starts and then it will be time to start all over again. Except, Soccer is on Saturday mornings. But practice is during the week. But of course we have several things going on in between. Hope everyone has a great weekend. BTW...


Hope you have a great great birthday. You deserve it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Big Blue Sky

I love being able to look out and up and see nothing but blue sky for miles and miles. Makes me want to be outside doing something with the kiddos! Not cooped up inside WORKING! Summertime came over on Saturday and re-vamped my scrapbook area! SO needed it. Can't even explain. I naturally got those "why do you have this much crap" look alot! BUT...totally worth it! So maybe now I can scrapbook. I am trying to scrapbook using all of my current stuff without really buying new. Cause trust me...I could scrapbook ALOT with out buying! I so don't even know what I have anymore. We play ball everynight this week. It's League Tournament so here it goes. Tonight at 6 so I am sure it will be super hot. The rest of the week we play at 7:00. If we win every night! So have a great week. I'm sure I will be busy. Games and fast food. Who could ask for more? not really!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What a Weekend

What a FANTABULOUS weekend. Rick being home just made it perfect. Thursday we went out to Santa Fe lake and watched the fireworks. My little family climbed into the back of my car and opened the window on the hatch and watched. It was soooo nice to be together. On Friday we were just at the house. I made a pretty good dinner if I do say so myself. Everyone was quite impressed I think. Kindof like a crab boil where the food is just thrown onto the table and everyone picks from it what they want to eat! Then outside for the fireworks. Tori & Rick set off tons of fireworks and Nate loved watching all of them. I had made some water balloons for him so that he would be occupied. He would throw them and they wouldn't pop. They would roll down the driveway and some of them even rolled down the street before they would finally pop. Too funny. It was great though! Sounds like you all had a great time as well. Just another busy week of ballgames! We played last night but with this wonderful rain I'm thinking tonights game may be cancelled. Later!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I can't wait for the weekend! I am so excited for the 4th of July. I love all the pretty lights and cooking out! Rick is home this year too so that will be fun. He has worked on the 4th for the last 5 years. So when you see the dads out in the cul-de-sac with their kids shooting fireworks, that's me! Anyway's, Tori plays ball tonight (if it's not raining), tomorrow hangin' out, Saturday a funeral, Sunday I teach children's church and then the week will start all over again! It's a never ending revolving cycle! Hope everyone has a great holiday! Fun and safe! Everyone come back with all their fingers so when I am reading your blog I don't have to try and make out words because you blew off your finger and can't type! HEE HEE!!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

What a Weekend!

It sounds like everyone in our little community had quite the weekend. With the Ganza Goers and everyone else. Summer took me Saturday morning to get my FIRST EVER manicure/pedicure. I did have some reservations about the pedicure, just because I have a thing about people touching my feet because they are so super sensitive. So when the little girl started washing my feet and using the scrubber thing I couldn't hardly set still. I kept jerking my foot (not on purpose) and crinkling up my toes because it tickled SO BAD! The overall experience was great though. It was so nice to have my toes and fingers done and not have to worry about one of my children running in and interrupting or messing them up or even spilling whatever bottle I have open! I can see where it would be habit forming! Anyways, ran around with Summer and her boys for a couple of hours after that and that was great to be able to spend time with her! Saturday night the kids and I rented MAD MONEY! It was a good show! We are trying out the REDBOX that is at our McDonalds. Where you rent movies for $1 a day. It works out pretty good. Kind of impressed with it! Yesterday Rick and I went shopping at Walmart. We were out of EVERYTHING. In the afternoon the kids and I put up a hammock on our back deck that I bought years ago and have never taken out of the box. It sits on a frame so we didn't need trees or anything. That is something I could do everyday. Just go out and sit in the sun. I let the kids run through a sprinkler thing I had bought them while I "sunbathed"! Last night they had a Bunko party at the church. It was fun. We didn't get home until 9:30! Chase was one of three that had the most wins so they had a roll off to see who would get the prize. He won so he was way excited and came home with all kinds of crap! Movie certificates, pop, candy & popcorn. He was almost hoarse by the time we got home from yelling all night! Tonight Tori has a ballgame at 7:00. She also plays on Thursday this week. Chase will spend the night with Rick's mom tonight and Tori is spending the night with my Aunt & Cousin one of these nights this week. And of course 4th of July on Friday! I am sooo excited for the 4th this year because Rick is off. He hasn't been home the last 5 years because he has been working on the 4th. So we are cooking out and everything. So now that I have bored you to death I hope you all have a great week!

Friday, June 27, 2008


I'm sure I have said this in the past 100 times but I am really ready for Friday and the weekend. We have played ball every night this week and finally we are off tonight. I love ball season don't get me wrong, but I am ready to be off! At least we only have 2 games next week. It is starting to get really hot out and I hate for the girls to play when it is so hot! We played last night from 5:30 to 7:00 and it was HOT! The girls have black shirts too! SUCKS! Anyways, running around with Summer Time tomorrow! She is taking me to get my FIRST manicure ever! Can you believe I have NEVER had a manicure or a pedicure??? Maybe take the kiddos swimming, church on Sunday and then a picnic Sunday night! Then it will be time to start all over again! Hard to believe it is almost the 4th of July already!Oh well...Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Here are some layouts that I have gotten done recently. Thanks to those new books that I just had to have. It's helped get my creative mojo going again! Had a busy weekend like always but it was a fun one! Went swimming with Summer and her boys and the kids had a great time! It's definantely a busier than busy week with all of Tori's regular games and makeup games that they are trying to fit in this week. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


That is becoming an ongoing statement at my house! Have ya' noticed? It's for a different reason this time! Last night Tori's game was cancelled, AGAIN! They cancelled the make-up game from a previous cancellation! It's getting confusing and before long if the rain doesn't stop, we will be playing until August! SO...after supper last night Chase and I rode our bikes up to Walmart to check somethings out and get a paper! We took the long way home and my heart rate was up for sure! When I got home Rick put the seat I bought for Nate on the back of the bike and decided that we needed to take a family ride to try out the new seat! He took my bike with the seat and I took a new bike that I just bought for Tori! is to little for me, obviously, so we raised the seat up as high as it would go so I could ride it! (Are you laughing yet???) We aren't going to far so it can't be that bad, right? Plus it is starting to get dark! So off we go and only 1/2 a block from the house I am feeling it! Nevermind that we raised the seat the damn thing was too little for my big butt! knees and ass hurt so bad today I can't stand it! I looked like a clown on a mini bike I'm sure! Needless to say I am not doing ANY form of exercise tonight!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Rainy Monday!!

THE RAIN! Does it ever stop? I'm beginning to think NOT! I had a great weekend. Friday was just OK since I had to go to the doctor and find out that my nose is fractured and possibly broken. They think the bone is cracked. BECAUSE OF THE BOY! God love him. I think I am going to start having to wear a helmet at home. This is the 3rd time I have been head butted and this time it made an impact. Anyways Saturday I ran around with Tori until about 1:00 and then laid around and went to a friends birthday party! Had a great time and laughed so hard. Sunday spent the morning with Rick until he had to go to work and then picked up house, cooked dinner for my family, me and the kids, mom and dad and Andy & Anya. While dinner was cooking I managed to whip out a scrapbook page with one of my many new books from the Attic that I purchased this weekend. I covered half of the layout in buttons and left it on top of my desk to dry. While we were eating dinner Nate comes out showing Pa a picture and it's my family picture that he has RIPPED off of the layout so he can show the picture to everyone. I think the only reason I kept my cool is because everyone was there. SO...I had to put that back together later in the night. is a picture of the little boy. He is so into my dad's hat. He runs around saying, "Pa's Hat!" so when my dad wasn't around I took a picture of him in it with the pencil in his ear and framed it for my dad for father's day. He loved it! This seems to be a busy week again. Rick is in training this week so I am having to get up and get all the kids around to take them to my moms before I go to work. Tori has ballgames tonight, tomorrow and wednesday night. I don't know if we will play or not since it's non stop rain. Oh well, I hope you all don't melt today! :)~

Thursday, June 12, 2008


SO...peeps do still read!! I will try harder then! Last night Tori has a ball game at 7:00! The wind was horrendous! I know I don't have to explain that one to anybody because it blew all day at 50 mph I think. But we were setting on the North side of the field and so it was blowing right in our faces. You didn't hardly want to yell for the girls because the minute you opened your mouth it was full of dirt! But they still won 18-5! After that we went to DQ for ice cream with my parents and Rick's parents because today is his mom's birthday! Then straight home to the bathtub and then bed. Naturally I get to get up and do it all again today! Exact repeat pretty much because Tori has a game at 7:00 again! Except we will probably skip the DQ! We have ice cream at home they can eat! However, I don't think I am getting rid of this headache. Stupid wind!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I haven't blogged in 3 weeks. Hard to believe. Although I don't know that anybody really reads it anyway. So instead of trying to catch up with all of it here it is in a nut shell. Went to the races (good times like always) softball games, VBS, family stuff and really busy at work. It is our busy season and normally I would blog and catch up at work but it's been kind of hard to do lately. Tori has a ballgame tonight. Makeup games since the last 3 have been rained out. We'll probably be playing ball forever if it keeps getting rained out like this. Stinkin' Kansas weather. Anyways...hope you all are well!
Later gators

Friday, May 23, 2008

Yeah for the Weekend!

I am so ready for the weekend. And the fact that it is a long one. We have been so super busy I'm having a hard time keeping up already. Does everyone have big plans for the weekend? Saturday my new baby nephew is having his baptism, Sunday Tori is getting baptized. This is such a big deal. She has really been understanding more lately and asking so many questions about God and how things work and I am so happy that she "gets it"! She is really excited and has called to invite our whole family. Then we'll eat lunch afterwards. AND I bought a new ginormous washing machine that is supposed to be here either Monday or Tuesday and I can't hardly wait! Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Holy Crap Batman...

so much going on I have totally neglected my blog. You would think I was on vacation again or something. But sadly NO! It sounds like everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I am so glad. I did as well. Here is a pic of Tori, Nate & I on the beautiful day. Anyways, besides test driving everything Kevin has for sale, going to ball practices, band-a-rama, shopping, Mother's Day and field trips not alot else going on. Like that isn't enough. Today Tori had a field trip and I took off from work to go with her. You don't know how much it I love having a job now where I can do that. We walked to her teacher's house and were outside all day. Walked to the River, had a cook out, did the whole nature thing and then walked back to the school. So in all it was a total of 5 miles. FFFFFIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE555555555555555555! No exaggeration here. My little body was not tired one bit, like my feet hurting or anything else but by the time I got home I was whipped. I couldn't believe it. It was like my age (god forbid) is starting to catch up to me. I couldn't hardly believe it but I had to stop and rest a little while. A whole 30 minutes to be exact and then it was off to the park to take our family picture that we take at this time every year and then to my mom's for cake and ice cream (so much for the 5 miles) and a little get together for my cousin who is turning 17 today. She was telling us how yesterday was the senior's last day at school and some of them let 50 baby chicks go in the school. How hilarious is that. Not to funny for the main culprit. They are not letting him walk on Sunday at graduation because of his stunt. What kind of BS is that?? They have to expect it and you know he didn't do it himself but he is the only one being punished. I would so be protesting. Anyway...hope you all have a great weekend. Keri...I will be thinking of you!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What a Night!

I can't believe the night I had. Nothing like Welcome Home Amy! Ever since we have been home Nate has been jumping off the walls. My kids have been crazy. Like cocaine or something running through there veins. You can tell they are on THEIR turf. So last night after dinner and cleaning my kitchen and starting a load of laundry I laid down on the couch for just a minute. Nate climbs up there and lays down beside me. He gets up for a minute and Tori comes running over to take his spot. Which naturally makes him mad because he does not A) want her laying beside me B) It's his spot and HIS pillow! So he comes over and throws a fit! So she moves. After 2 or 3 times of this I tell them to knock it off before someone gets hurt! So one more time (because my kids don't listen to anything I say) and they both come running at me and Nate head butts me in the mouth. Like it completely split open on the inside. Meat hanging! I had blood everywhere. I couldn't get it to stop bleeding. So now I am crying like a baby because I was pissed and hurt and couldn't stand it. Tori is crying Nate is in the middle trying to figure out what is going on. I had to call my mom who wasn't home---how dare she---so I called my grandma, got her frazzled, called my Aunt to come over (which I really didn't want to do, but desperate times call for desperate measures). So she comes over and helps doctor me and get control of my kids. In the mean time Grandma had started in to the house to see what was going on and ran into my parents so here they come and grandma went back home. Talk about drama. All over my bleeding mouth. But today it is nice and swollen and looks awful! Anyways...maybe that will keep me from eating. Hope you all are having a better day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

I'm Back!!

Believe it or not we survived Florida and are back. Not necessarily into the swing of things but back anyway! To much to tell and almost 2500 pictures! YEAH...2500!!! But to sum it up it was AWESOME! For EVERYONE of us! I will try and get some of my favorite pictures posted tonight!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Adios Peeps!!

Alright...this will be my last blog for awhile. For Saturday morning we are off in the big blue sky to ears plus! Disney that is! I partially have my kids packed. I decided that since they are older they can help instead of me trying to do it all. SO I told them little by little, "Go pick out 7 pairs of socks, then underwear and bathing suits" and so on and so forth. So I just need to relook at their stuff tomorrow night and make sure we are ready to go. I haven't even started my or Rick's stuff yet. And I still need to get my toes finished and my eyebrows done. I'm sure I will be up until all hours of the night Friday getting everything together. Everything is always last minute, why should this be any different? Right? WELL...of course I plan on having a good time but wish me luck. The part that frightens me the most is the plane ride with Nate. God give him and I both the strength to get through it! Chase & I are both taking our digital cameras and my brother is taking two cards for his camera so you know I will be coming back with tons of pictures because I plan on taking pictures of EVERYTHING! Talk to you later! Have a great week. :)~

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Do you see the plane?

The nose is off the ticker! On it's way! I think that is where my mind is as well. On it's way! My mind is definantely starting to race, thinking of all the things I need to start doing to get ready! Not like I'm packing for 5 people or anything. I think I am going to try and do some last minute shopping this evening and maybe pick up another pair of shorts for my kiddos. I could use another fat girl bathings suit too! Today is Administration Appreciation day. So to all of you that put up with all kinds of B/S like I's to you! Barbara and I are going to a little luncheon thing today! We've gone for the last 2 years.'s your gentle thought for the day...

"If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fairy Tale

This is the fairy tale that should have been read to us when we were little:

Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said: " Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so. "

That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sauteed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself:


I don't fuckin think so.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Where did the weekend go? NON-STOP! Saturday Chase had soccer practice from 8:00 AM until 9:30 and then there was the garage sale until noon, I had to finish Greta's baby book that I was making for her shower that started at 2:30! (I didn't finish until 12:45, nothing like cutting it close). Had to finish her diaper cake, get myself and my kids together to go to the shower and then off we went. There was a fenced in playground behind the building that we were having the shower at and after the cake of course the kids went out to play while Greta opened her presents. They were having a blast. I got some great pics of the kids playing. Chase & Tori were playing on the swings, swinging as high as they could and then jumping out to see who could land the furtherest. (is that a word)? I was just waiting for one of them to break an ankle and not be able to have a good time in Disney. Then we went shopping at the mall for a couple of hours to pick up some summer clothes for this next week. Left there, got pizza and went home. Didn't get there or eat until 8:00. So the kids were ready to go to bed and slept all night. Even Nate. He didn't get up until 8:30. I couldn't believe it. Got up Sunday morning, studied my bible lesson for the kids since I hadn't looked at it yet (oops!!), went to Church and afterwards, Chase and I went to Andover to the Garage Sale at Scrapfunattic. I couldn't hardly believe there was a line. It was absolutely crazy in there. But I got some good stuff and lot's of stuff for only $28.00! It was a mad house but I managed to make my way through. I saw Roeder and Tracy there. That was great because I love seeing them AND Tracy found some Disney stuff for me in a box that she was looking through. Got home about 2:00, ate lunch and cleaned up house. Played outside for a little bit, ate supper, cleaned up dishes, gave Nate a bath and then it was time for bed. WWHHHEEWWW!!! And now it's time to start all over again. Tori has practice Tuesday night, Wednesday Chase has a band concert at school, Thursday Rick is busy and Friday night is the concert. Somewhere between all of that I have got to find time to pack! So here's to a busy week.

Friday, April 18, 2008


I am so ready for the weekend. Although it will be one of those that there is alot going on so it will Fly By. I am having my garage sale today and tomorrow and it's going OK. Just OK. I'm hoping that it will be better tomorrow since it's supposed to be Sunny & 75. Tomorrow is also my sister-in-laws baby shower. I have alot to do tonight to finish getting ready for it. Anyways, here is another Gentle Thought for your weekend:

Birds of a feather flock together and crap on your car.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


OK...I have been tagged by Roeder and Michelle. YES Michelle, I read your blog everyday!!
SO, here it goes:

1)Do u like Blue cheese? Not only NO
2) Have you ever smoked heroin? NO
3) Do you own a gun? NO
4) What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? NONE
5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? NO
6) What do you think of hot dogs? Only good at a game. Like Baseball or Hockey
7) Favorite Christmas song?I don't really have a favorite. But I do like Mariah Carey's Christmas CD. (I can't believe I said that outloud).
8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? WATER
9) Can you do push ups? Yes
10) Can you do a chin up? Yes
11) Whats your favorite piece of jewelry? My nipple rings! HAA...Just wanted to see if you were really reading. My wedding ring.
12) Favorite hobby? Scrapbooking of course
13) Ever been in a car wreck? LOTS!
14) Do you have ADD? Sometimes
15) Whats one trait that you love about yourself? My little feet
16) Middle name? Renee
17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I can't believe I am going to the doctor AGAIN today, My back hurts, My feet are cold.

18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Bathing Suit top for Florida, Pepsi, Ham & Cheese Melt from Arby's
19) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, Diet Green Tea, Pepsi
20) Current worry? Losing my children in Disney! HEE HEE.
21) Current hate right now? Not having as much money as I want for vacation.
22) How did you bring in the New Year? With my kids.
23) Where would you like to go? Hawaii
24) Name three people who will complete this? Summer, Jennifer & Kristy
25) Do you own slippers? Yes
26) What shirt are you wearing? Red Patterson Racing Tee
27) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Sometimes
28) Can you whistle? Kindof
29) Would you be a pirate? Definantely
30) What songs do you sing in the shower? None
31) Favorite girls name? Tori
32) Favorite boys name? Chase, Nate & Rick
33)Whats in your pocket? Probably Lint
34) Last thing that made you laugh? Gentle thoughts of the day
35) Best bed sheets as a child? I can't remember back that far
36) Worst injury you've ever had? Almost crippling myself and being on crutches for 4 weeks and having to learn to walk all over again with physical therapy.
37) Do you love where you live? NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO
38) How many TVs do you have in your house/apartment?5
39) Who is your loudest friend? Mindi
40) How many dogs do you have? 0
41) Does someone have a crush on you? I don't know
42) What is your favorite book? My journal of Family memories
43) What is your favorite candy? Snickers & Peanut Butter m&m's
44) Favorite Sports Team? Whomever is winning
45) What song do you want played at your funeral? Do I have to have a funeral?
46) What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping
47) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? I have to pee
48)What do you like to sleep in? Tank top and panties. (I just like saying the word panties).
49)What is your all time favorite movie? Urban Cowboy & Stayin' Alive
50)If you could do one thing over in your life, what would it be? Go to College & FINISH

OK...I am tagging Jennifer S., Babs & Kristy

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sandal Sisters

Instead of a Gentle Thought today I am sharing this email I received from someone. I have to admit that I was in a hurry when going to the doctor this morning and committed sin number 3.Enjoy:

Spring is’s that time of the year again!

Alright ladies, it's that time of year once again!!! I think we need to be reminded of a few things. So my sisters, PLEASE, raise your big toes and repeat after me below...

The Open Toed Shoe PledgeAs a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes:

1) I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.

2) I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free.

3) I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.

4) I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

5) I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

6) I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there. If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

7) I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl's if my feet need him.

8) I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern fo r my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

9) I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

10) I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.

11) I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.
I will promise to go to my local nail salon at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 or $20 and worth EVERY penny).

12) I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show sign s of wear... nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gentle thoughts for the day is anyone else tired of this WIND? You want to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather but you can't stand in it! I wonder if I could go out in the wind and stand sideways without falling over like they do in the movies. Nothing new going on here except pricing stuff for garage sale. I swear every year I say I am not having one and then I do. I received an email today with several "Gentle thoughts for the day" so I am going to start sharing. Here's today's (I think it's my favorite), enjoy:
"When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself."

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I am so excited? Why you ask? Because I just got the internet hooked up in my bedroom. That's right, I will probably never leave this room again and my children will get neglected, starve to death and tear the house to shred's but...I will be online!! HEE HEE!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thank You

For all the comments about my hair. I think this lovely wind has carried my comments up to my hair dresser because she called me this morning to ask how my hair was. Either that or she could tell I was not to impressed when I left there Wednesday evening. Now, don't get me wrong... she really does cut good hair. And I have recommended her to alot of people. AND she does great with my kids and their hair. This is just a bad cut. She apologized all over herself and ask what she could do. I told her short of glueing my hair back on, NOTHING! Anyway...tomorrow morning Rick and I are hitting the garage so we can get it cleaned out. For many reasons:
1) I am having a garage sale next weekend and would like to be able to have it inside because of the weather
2) I would like to be able to park the vehicle inside, especially with the weather.
3) really needs it.
Not much more than that going on that I know of. Have a great weekend. And if you happen to think you see me this weekend and your not quite sure,'s me, it's the hair.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Mad doesn't even cover how upset I am about my hair. I was so excited to get it cut last night and I told her just like it was last time I was there and I have no hair left. She knows not to cut my hair around my face shorter than my chin or it makes my fat chubby little face look even fatter and even chubbier. I am fuming mad. I was pissed off at 3:00 this morning when I got up to pee and had to pass the mirror. My hair hasn't been this short in 10 years! AND 10 years ago my face wasn't THIS fat so it just looks even worse. that I have vented for the 1000 time I need to go on I guess. I'm sorry if I ruined anyone elses day!! :(

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Hump day! Almost the weekend. Tonight Chase and I are getting our hair cut! I can't wait to get mine done. I went to long in between this time. But I think I am getting it cut at the perfect time this time. You know how you always like your haircut the best about 2 weeks after getting it cut? Well that is when I will be in Florida so maybe it won't look so bad for pictures. Oh well!!! Have a great Day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Why Mom's go to DisneyWorld!!

6 Pack Abs!!!

I am so tired of this weather I can't stand it! My flip flops are SCREAMING my name and I'm only wearing them around the house. It is so cold. I am going to have to go home and add a sweatshirt to my attire today just to stay warm.'s 82 in Orlando!!
Just in case you were wondering!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pictures are the pictures (FINALLY) that I have been talking about. They are of Tori's birthday party, Chase & Tori bday pics, Easter and at the Park. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Da Plane, Da Plane the plane is back to the left but at least it's days now and not months & weeks. Went to the park last night and got some good pictures of the kids. Can't wait to share them. I am off work early today so I am hoping to get that updated. Today is my last meeting with the AHA. I am excited and kind of sad at the same time. For the last 5 years I have set on the board for the Augusta Housing Authority. We provide HUD housing in Augusta for low income families and for people who have disabilities. My term expires next month in April and I have been asked to renew for another term (another 4 years) but I am not. I hate to not because I feel like it is my way to give back to the community but I am not. Anyways...I am making the kids try on their summer clothes tonight to see what fits and what doesn't so I can start getting ready for our garage sale. They are going to be so thrilled when they find out! HEE HEE!! Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Do you see my little plane up there? It is so close to the deadline. Only one month until DISNEY! Can't wait! Tori's party was fun. She had a blast and thanked me for such a great party. So that made it great. That was all that mattered. There were several that didn't show up but we all had a good time. I promise to get pictures posted soon. Easter was good too! The kids looked too cute as always. After church we headed to gma's for lunch and then the kids hunted easter eggs. Then mom, Tori, Nate and I went to see Horton Hears a Who for Tori's bday. She loved it. And it was a really cute movie. One I think we will have to have when it comes out on video. Tonight I am taking the kids to have their pictures taken for their bdays. I always have their pictures taken at their birthdays. That is the one time of year we take individual portraits. And I think it will be a good day to do it since it's supposed to be nice outside. So...I have been tagged and here are my random things.

1) I secretly like to play the piano when no-one is around.
2) I have been in more wrecks than I can remember. I have personally wrecked between 14-16 cars. Totalling 9 of those.
3) I have bought a car without even seeing it or test driving it or anything.
4) I have a problem with buying scrapbook supplies and never using them.
5) I love being a momma and hanging out with my kids.
6) When I eat a snicker's bar I eat the bottom nugget part first and then eat the carmel nuts part last.
7) I LOVE Orange Fanta. Could drink it 24/7
8) I love to bake
9) I have been married 11 1/2 years
10) I love Rick in uniform.

Nothing to exciting. Almost all of the people that I would tag have been tagged so I am tagging Jennifer S.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's almost here....

Tori's party that is. I can hardly wait. Mom and I are going shopping tonight after work for costumes, food, easter stuff. The works. I am so ancy I can't wait to get off work. I am having a really hard time focusing. I am taking tomorrow off so that we can go to the movie "Horton Hears a Who!" Then I will have to get party stuff ready. So I hope that you have a great weekend. Next time you read my blog...probably Monday...I will definantely be having some pictures up!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Too Funny!

Last night Nate and Tori were hollering at each other to the point I could not take it anymore. SO...I left the house to drive around for a while and ended up at Miller's 5 to get a cheeseburger and a Cherry Limeade. By the time we got home Nate thought the Limeade needed to be his so I poured a little into a cup for myself and gave him the cup it came into. He took the lid off to look inside and saw the lime. He about freaked out. He thought it was a fish. He was screaming "fish, fish, fish"! I about lost it laughing. Trying to convince him other wise was out of the question. To make matters worse Tori took it out of the cup (by this time he was really freaked out. Shivering and all) and she put it in her mouth to suck on it. I thought he was going to throw up. He couldn't imagine why she would put a fish in her mouth. Absolutely hilarious. Well, I have had several phone calls today about Tori's party. It sounds like almost everyone is participating with dressing up and getting into character. I can't wait. Any ideas on what Rick and I should go as?? Don't forget it is Disney themed!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Get Comfy

What a weekend. I know that it is Tuesday already but I feel like I am still recooperating from the weekend. Friday on the way to work I ran over a cat. I have been in more accidents than I can count. Like I seriously need both hands and feet to count. But I have never hit anything. Like a living thing. So I can't believe I hit this cat. Like with both front and back wheels. I think I broke it's back. I was devestated about it when I got to work and was talking to Barbara about it. Needless to say the boys in the shop found out and it all went down hill from there. They were on the intercom saying, "MMEEEOOOWWW!!" All kinds of crap. Then when I came back from lunch there was a missing sign on the front of the building from this little parapelegic girl that had cancer and had no will to live because her cat whom helped raise her and let her drink milk from her teat was missing. Could someone please help find her? She answers to the name snatch! HELLO! So Saturday morning Tori got up early like 6:00 because she wasn't feeling good. I went out and laid on the couch after I got her back to sleep. Nate found me about 7:00 and then he was mad and wanted me to get up and he was having a fit. So he climbed up next to me and threw his head back and hit me right above my right eye. It immediately swelled up and bruised. I look like I got hit with a baseball bat. It hurt so bad I couldn't even see. All I could see was this bright light. So a little later in the day (about 2:00) there is a knock at the door and it is the Police Department. They want to know if everything is ok. I said, "Yes of course, WHY?" They had a 911 hang up call from my house and were checking things out. I remembered that Nate had had the phone a little earlier and had been pushing buttons. Now that I am flustered that they are at my house and Nate had been messing with the phone they start asking me all kinds of questions about who is in the house, am I ok and all kinds of stuff. I keep telling him yes but he keeps insisting that "I" am ok. Of course, why? Then he says, "If YOU are ok then I will go!" SO as he is leaving and I am closing the door, it dawns on me...I look like I've been beat! OMG! He probably thinks I am a domestic violence victim. I told Rick this was my one chance to send him packing and I missed it! What was I thinking? Just kidding. So the rest of the day was pretty lazy, I slept most of the afternoon...I wonder why? Sunday, went to church and then Tori went to a friends house to spend the night. So I took Nate out to dad and mom and I went running around to do some shopping for Tori's birthday party this friday. We didn't get anything done or accomplished but it was fun to run around with mom. I can't believe that she is going to be 8 years old. I am as excited for her party this friday as she is. Everyone is supposed to dress up like Disney Characters and from what I have heard from some people I can't wait to see them. Well...hope your week is going good. I have a constent headache! Later peeps...

Friday, March 14, 2008


Finally the weekend. I took Nate to the doctor on Wednesday and he tested positive for the flu and has an ear infection in both ears. So they called him in 2 presciptions plus taking a cold medicine for the drainage and motrin and tylenol for the fever. I feel like every time I turn around I am drugging the baby. But he does seem to be on the road to recovery so I hope that helps. Chase is feeling much better. He went back to school on Wednesday so that is a plus. He is at that age where I hate for him to miss school because I am afraid he will have lots of homework. My mom had a really rough day so I hope that this weekend is something she can get some relaxation from. I am going to start going through all of our clothes so that I can get rid of stuff. I hope to have a garage sale before we leave for Disney so that I can get some extra money. I am going to make Tori try on all of her summer stuff to see what does and doesn't fit. Spring break has officially started. The kids are out of school all next week and I know they are looking forward to that! Since I am rambling I will sign off for now. Captain Kirk---OUT!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

When does it end?

I don't think the sickness will ever go away. We just got over it and the kids are sick AGAIN! Chase woke up yesterday morning at 2:00 AM and had a headache, fever and felt naucious. Then he threw up off and on all day yesterday. He was back up this morning at 5:30 doing the same thing again. I wish it would hurry up and run it's course and move on out. Nate woke up yesterday throwing up and running a fever. I think his was mainly drainage but he still ran a fever all day yesterday. This morning his fever was at 103.5! Talk about scary. Poor little guy just wants to be held. Tori came home from school yesterday because her stomach was hurting. The nurse called me at 9:30am and when I went home yesterday at 2:00 (so Rick could go to work) she was just fine. I think it was more of a sympathy, "I feel left out and need to be with my brothers to play nurse" kind of day! So she is back at school again. I have changed sheets and disinfected and cleaned up until my hands hurt. They are starting to get chapped from being in water all of the time. On another note, since it's Tuesday I weighed this morning and didn't loose anything. I stayed the same. I guess that's better than gaining! Tori and I did get her birthday plans made yesterday. There is a theatre in the nursing home here in Augusta and I called yesterday to reserve it for Friday the 21st! We are going to have a movie and movie type food. Nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, the works. Then show a movie to all that is there. Naturally she wants it to be Disney Themed! Can't imagine why. SHe wants everyone to come in costume. Dressed like a Disney character or in a Disney T-Shirt. I can't wait because some of the people I have talked to have some great ideas already. Anyway...Hope you all have a good Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tuesday already?

I can't hardly believe that it is Tuesday already. This week is really going by fast. To start off...weigh in was this morning and I lost 2 pounds. That sounds all great but I gained last week so it's like loosing what I gained plus 1! So I am not complaining because it's on the down side. Tori lost another tooth last night. That girl is going to break me with her teeth. She has $31.50 in her wallet right now and it's all tooth fairy money. I am in the process of trying to finish up planning the kids birthday parties. Since Chase is the big 13 this year I wanted to do something more outstanding. I have given him several ideas and he needs to hurry up and decide so I can get it planned. I can't wait to see what he chooses. Thursday night Tori has a music concert and then Friday is Bingo/Family Fun Night at Ewalt. I am supposed to help serve food this year. I think they are having grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. Tori can't wait for the cake walk. It is her favorite thing to do there. Not much else going on besides that. I didn't get a menu made for this week so I have been just winging it. I hate that. Ever since Summer had me start making the menus for the week and "plan" it has been a blessing. And not having it this week SUCKS!!! is a fun email that I received at work. I decided instead of trying to forward it to everyone I would just post my answers here.
Words that start with the first letter of your name:
What's your name: Amy
4-letter word: Arch
Vehicle: Acura
TV Show: American Idol (I do NOT watch this)
City: Augusta, KS (Duh)
Girl Name: Abbey
Drink: Apple Martini
Occupation: Accountant
Something you wear: Apparel
Celebrity: Adam Sandler
Something found in a bathroom: ass
Reason for being late: Aliens
Cartoon Character: Abby Mallard (the ugly duckling)
Something you shout: AAARRRGGGHHHH

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Weekend Finally!!!

I am so ready for the weekend. Can't wait for it to be here! I am getting my hair cut this afternoon and can't wait! I have a new hair do to try out if my hairdresser thinks that it will look ok on my fat little face! Then tomorrow morning Tori and my mom and I are going shopping for Tori's Easter/Birthday dress. Since her birthday is on Easter this year that makes the dress extra special. I love going shopping for her dress. Plus she loves trying them ALL on and modeling each one. For Easter it is so important to get her dress first so I know how to dress everyone else. Color wise. Hope you all have a great weekend. Here's a nursery rhyme in millenium terms for ya'!! My mom always told me I was the little girl with the curl because of my bad bad calic right in the middle of my forehead. Oh if you could see the pictures.....

There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad....
She got a fur coat, jewels, a waterfront condo, and a sports car.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Not Impressed!'s Tuesday and we all know what that means. I had to weigh in this morning. I GAINED 1 pound. I am not impressed what so ever. AND to top it off there are Girl Scout Cookies in my house. I have done really good weeding out the sweets and not eating like I used to but come on...Girls Scouts??? Let me break it down for you in the Calorie terms. Following are the cookies Rick brought home and their calories:
Peanut Butter Patties: 150 calories for 2 cookies
Peanut Butter Sandwiches: 160 calories for 3 cookies
Thin Mints: 160 calories for 4 cookies
Those damn Girls Scouts. Do you remember watching "So I Married an Axe Murderer"? The part when they are over at his parents house for dinner and Mike Meyers (in the father role) is talking about "THE COLONEL" and how he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken to make you crave it? I think that the Girl Scouts do the same thing. Thank god it is only once a year! I am going to have to go to Curves everyday this week just to burn off the cookies. AAAARRRGGGHH!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Good Monday Morning!!

I know that Monday's aren't always good. Back to work, back to school and along 5 days until the weekend. But I did get alot done this weekend that I was wanting to do and so that feels good. My mom is feeling better and that always makes me happy. I hate it when she is down. Friday night I talked Rick into rearranging our bedroom. He was NOT happy about it but he did it and I absolutely love it. There is more room and I have more room to scrapbook. I got new curtains for my room and re-decorated the kids bathroom. I changed it from fish to safari! They really like it which is always a plus. Saturday night we went to Valley Center for a get together with Rick's family. The kids played so hard with their cousins. They don't hardly ever get to see them so it was nice for them be able to reconnect and play. We looked at ton's of pictures and alot of them were too funny. The drive home was so interesting because it was about 7:30 and there was snow everywhere and it was crazy. It was good times that I will never forget with the kids in the car. The radio wasn't really on and Tori was in the back singing and Chase was up front with me being Mr. Navigation and watching the snow. Talk about a side seat driver. The only bad thing about this weekend was the fact that we were busy busy I ate like crap. Fast food and snack food and pop. I am dreading weigh in tomorrow. Hopefully I haven't gained a bunch of it back!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Check me OUt

What a suprise to login to my blog this morning to see that it has changed again! That Summer always keeping me up to date! Did you see my ticker??? Disney is getting so close! Since it's Tuesday I did get up and weigh this morning and dropped another 1/2 pound somewhere! Don't care where just as long as it doesn't find it's way back! Now that we have all been through the ringer with the flu like symptoms poor little Natey has it! He's doing the barking cough! Poor Baby! On a creative note though I have done 3 scrapbook pages in the last 2 nights! I am on a roll! I sure wasn't at Crop*A*Ganza but I seem to be now! I told Rick when I came home from Ganza that I didn't have the scrappin' space that I needed (because I am having to do it in my bedroom) and that he needed to make it happen! So hopefully starting Thursday (his day off) we are going to start completely rearranging our room. It won't be easy (bcuz we have a monster bed) but I think he knows my need for "my" space! One of the layouts I did get done was my March calendar and I can't believe how much stuff we have going on in March! Lot's and Lot's! It will definantely be an exciting month! Can't wait!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Ahhhh Friday!

Finally! This week seems like it has drug on forever! With the sickness and school parties, Valentines day, band concert! I am ready to do nothing for the weekend. I need to get caught up on housework and go grocery shopping tomorrow and other than that I am in! Especially if the weather is going to get all crappy! I am ready for spring. I want to get out my flip flops and capri pants and I got some of the coolest toe bling for summer! So it needs to hurry up and get here! Anyways...have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I have been among the sickly just like the rest of you ganza goers! I came home Sunday afternoon about 5:00 and was running a fever, body aches, headache...the works. Woke up Monday morning with a fever of 103 and major body aches. Rick went to the store and got me some medicine and it is slowly getting better. I can't believe how many people were sick this year. Stupid Winter. But it was really nice to see everyone and laugh and laugh some more. I didn't hardly get anything done which really bummed me out but oh well. Now that it is over I am really trying to focus on my trip. Did you see that it is REALLY raining in Orlando. Like MONSOON weather??? Hello, I hope that state gets all of that out of it's system before we get there. I hope this finds you all well and I will try to get pics of the couple of things I did do at Ganza up tomorrow. Later :)~

Friday, February 8, 2008

It's Friday...Field Trip Day

TO GANZA!!!!!!!!! I hope that you all are as excited as I am! I have not scrapbooked in 4veR and can't wait to get caught up on some of my stuff! I am already getting the guilt trip from Tori. I have been for the last 3 days! Ever since she saw it on the calender. Thanks again to Rick and my mom and dad for keeping them this weekend for me!! See you all soon!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It's official

I think I have what the kids had! Although I am hoping that I am on the tail end of it because I have been crappy for the last 4 days. My stomach is still upset but at least I don't have that "I'm gonna puke" sensation anymore! Thank the lord too because it's only 2 days until crop time and I AM going. BTW Tori had a blast on Friday. I got to the school to pick her up and she wanted to know why I was taking her out of class early. I said I needed to go to Wichita and couldn't get back in time to get her. She said, " can get me!" We stopped and picked up my mom and when I was getting to the movie theatre I told her that I was taking her to see Hannah Montana. She was really excited. She then decided it was ok to not be in school. She sang along for almost the whole thing. She kept reaching her hand out trying to touch things (because it was 3D)! It was too funny. I'm so glad I got to take her! Anyway...see you all soon!!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Yeah for the Weekend!

I think! I am afraid that this weekend may be like the last one! Nate woke up at 5:00 this morning throwing up every hour and hasn't stopped! I think he must be getting whatever Tori had! All I know is that if I am going to get it then it better come on NOW because I am NOT missing Crop*A*Ganza! I would go as far as having a little throw up bucket beside me at my table so you have all been warned now! ANYWAY...Tori went to school today and I hoping that she makes it all day. I think she will. I am going to get her at 2:00 (an 1:15 minutes early) and taking her to see the new Hannah Montana 3-D movie that starts at 2:45pm. I had already bought the tickets last weekend and planned this before she got sick. I think it will be a fun girls day out and see one of her most favorite people in the world. And it's only 2nd grade so she can't be missing much, Right? I know she has been out of school pretty much ALL week but we have been doing her work at night so we aren't behind. Oh well...have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Will it ever end?

Poor sissycat is still not feeling good. She had a pretty good night and was playing. She and Chase played Wii for awhile and I think that kind of lifted her spirits some. Being able to do something other than lay around. She ate lunch and dinner and drank all day and managed to keep it all down. So she went to school this morning, dropped her off at 7:40am and then I got a phone call at 9:30am to come and get her. She had the stomach cramps really bad again and felt sick. So I stopped off at Wal-Mart and got her RX! To bad it's the up your heiny medicine. She was crying and freaking out that I was going to put something up her butt. I hate when my kids are sick! I hate that Nate isn't old enough to tell me exactly what is wrong. But on the other hand I hate that Tori is old enough to look at me and say, "Please momma, don't!" I don't know which is worse. Rick finally told her that if she didn't not let me give her medicine this way they would have to put her back in the hospital and try and give her an I.V. again and do it that way! She gave in pretty quickly after that! On another's been kind of hard to get ready for Crop*A*Ganza! I received all 75 pictures I just ordered from Snapfish to work on for the weekend but I need to pull the rest of my stuff so I am not taking everything I own like last time! I really wish this wind would stop. I hate it!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Have you got an hour?

Do you remember that line from French Kiss? When she gets to the Hotel in Paris and Meg Ryan sets down and the theif sets down beside her and he ask, "Why the long face? You are in Paris...the city of love?" And she says, "Have ya' got an hour?" And he says, "As a matter of fact, always!" You have to say his parts with a french accent! It makes it so much better! ANYWAY...ok so long story short, Tori has been sick, she got better, when I got home from work last night she was sick throwing up again so she layed down, I called the doctor and off to the hospital we went. They were worried because of the way it has come and gone that it might be something other than a virus. Like possible appendisidis (I know I didn't spell that right)! We checked in at 9:13pm and didn't leave until 1:45am!I really lucked out though because one of Rick's buddies was working as the admin. nurse and took us right back. He was so helpful trying to get things moving along. You know that people that were there waiting were probably not impressed. The absolute worst part of the evening: besides the hospital and blah, blah, blah...was them trying to start an I.V. on her! The couldn't get it, they tried 3 times and her screaming crying, "Momma make them stop!" My mom had gone over with us and I don't think I could have done it with out her! REALLY! My mom was helping calm her as much as I was trying and it was taking all of us that's for sure. Rick was having a really hard time. We all were! He has seen sooooo much in his line of work and it doesn't bother him. Just because he has come accustom to it. But he does not handle anything or anyone harming his babies. It's like we play opposite roles. He is big tough meany with anyone else and I am a weeny! But with the kids I am the tough one and he is the weeny. Once we finally got home and got to bed Tori asked me if I would lay with her for a little bit. When we got laid down she said to me, "Mom, I am sorry for putting you through this stuff tonight!" So that is when I thought I was really going to loose it! I think between her and Nate getting up after that I've had maybe 3 hours of sleep. I am exhausted today and I'm not sure if it's more emotional or physical. I am sure it is both. I have really laid off of the caffeine since I have been trying to "eat better" but I am thinking I might have to cave in and have it today for sure if I'm going to make it! Anyway...have a good Tuesday.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Yeah for Monday!!

OK...I have never been one to want the weekend to be over but I was ready to come back to work today and get out of the house. I had sick kids all weekend. Friday night we went to Mom and Dad's for supper with everyone to celebrate Anya's birthday and to talk about our much anticipated trip to DISNEY! We watched a video that my mom had about Disney and things to do and traveling with little ones and all of that rah rah! After watching 1/2 of it we decided that it was pretty much worthless. You can tell everyone is really getting excited about going though. We talked about what parks we thought we wanted to go to and that kind of stuff. So Tori was kind of quiet and still and sure enough Saturday morning she woke up throwing up! We were in the bathroom, me holding her hair while she pucked, and here comes Nate. I think he will be the kind of kid to have a weak stomach because he started throwing up too! Both at the same time. I told Chase to go and get his dad! Nate didn't throw up again but Tori was throwing up every hour, hour and a half until 11:30pm. She was crying for me to hold her and set with her which Nate did not like. He thought that HE needed my attention. Sunday she got up and threw up once and did good the rest of the day. She was able to keep food and liquids down so I knew that that made her feel better! I still kept her home from school today because she is just weak still. Just not enough momma to go around. Anyway...I hope that your weekend was more productive than mine. Tomorrow morning is weigh in so wish me luck!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I am Starving!

I am setting here watching the clock and the minutes cannot go by fast enough for me to go to lunch. I am absolutely starving. I can't believe how hungry I am ALL of the time! It seems like since I started counting calories I am hungrier now than I was before. AARRRGGGHHH! I went back to Curves last night and my legs are sore today! It felt good though to know that I am on my way to hopefully a smaller hiney! I also wore my new glasses for the first time yesterday! My new prescription I think is crazy! My eyes are having a really hard time focusing. I figure I am giving them until Monday and if they don't work themselves out I am going back to the eye doctor. I have gotten lots of compliments on them though. Even from the guys at work. How totally impressive is that? You know that I am impressed! Anyways...Hope you all have a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What a Weekend!

Non-Stop! I am used to my week's being that way but not necessarily my weekends. First and foremost I did not get enrolled in my class at Butler because they changed the class date to Monday's instead of Wednesdays and Todd doesn't think I should be gone on Monday mornings! So I am going to have to wait until March and see if they are offering the class in the Summer at all. Went shopping with SummerTime on Saturday morning for new glasses. I got a pair and their machine was down so I was supposed to go and pick them up last night but with the weather I was not driving on the ice. Plus Rick called me and told me I did not need to go. He NEVER tell's me what to do so I said OK! Back to Saturday...Tori went to Pump It Up for a birthday party and lost one of her front teeth. I was so happy. She's starting to look like Buck Tooth Billy bless her heart. Just because her other teeth have come in behind and were pushing them out. After being at Pump It Up she decided that she was having her party there. Then Sunday after church she wanted her dad to pull her other front tooth that wasn't hardly hanging on. She decided that she wanted it pulled with dental floss and tied to the door like you see in the movies. So after 1/2 an hour of crying and Drama later Rick tied the floss around her tooth and pulled it out. Blood everywhere, more Drama and more Drama! I didn't think the blood or drama would ever stop. At least it is finally over. I did manage to get my coupon book done that was on Alisha's blog and took a pic last night to post but forgot my card to get the picture! I will do that tomorrow. Tonight I am having highlights put in my hair again. I am think a carmel color this time. I did red last time and it didn't hardly show up! Then hopefully I will get my glasses. I can't wait for them. And for Wynne~I got my "Motherhood" shirt at the Pink Boa in Andover! Also you can get them at That is who makes the shirt! They are pricey for a tee but absolutely worth it! I love mine!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

It's Friday

I am so bummed! Great that it is Friday but bummed that when I went to sign up for my Web Graphics class they had changed it to Monday's instead of Wednesdays. Mondays are just to busy of a day for me to not be here so I am going to have to wait until Summer now to see if they offer it now. Stupid Butler! Anyway...I am going shopping in the morning to look for new glasses. I can't hardly wait. I have wanted/needed new ones for forever now. Tori has a birthday party tomorrow night to go to so it will just be me and Nater! Hope every one has a great weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What a Day!!

This has been one of the most hectic days ever and it's not even a Monday. It was kind of crazy this morning getting around for school trying to get Tori ready for school pictures today and then out the door to school. Met my mom to give her stuff for Summertime. Ate breakfast with Nate, got ready for work (3 minutes late) and then it started all over. We are having a really hard time with a box that was shipped to us from Sweden so I have been dealing with a Customs Broker for the last 2 days that I don't think he really knows what he is talking about. He finally just admitted to me that he is new to the company. Well sir...find me someone who isn't. On another note...I have cooked almost every day for the last 2 weeks with this whole new make a menu and plan thing but I am thinking it is my night off. I am going to enroll at Butler when I get off of work for my Web Graphics class and then it is whatever is in the fridge or Rick can come up with something. I am finishing getting all of my pictures ordered from Snapfish for Crop*A*Ganza!!! That's Super exciting because it's almost here and I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WELL...I was right. We were at the eye doctor forever yesterday. An 1 1/2 to be exact. But they were looking at Chase and I both. He did such a good job. He starts having almost like panic attacks anytime that he gets really nervous or scared. They now do the glaucoma testing different now. Instead of blowing the air puff in your eye they put these numbing drops in there and touch your eye ball with this instrument. His eyes got HUGE when they told him that but he did a really good job. He is more near sited than last year and needs a new presciption. I on the other hand am Near Sited in my right eye, Far Sighted in my Left Eye and have a stigmatism in both eyes. HELLO. My grandma Wanda used to say, "You get your ass fixed and your head goes crazy!" Or vice versa. The more I go through life the more I believe it. I just had surgery on my bottom half to get it fixed and now my eyes are crazy. Anyway, I am going to back to Curves today and can't wait. I have to resign my forms and make sure nothing has changed and then bring on the exercise. This morning after Chase got up he was complaining that it was hurting him to eat because of his loose tooth. He asked me to pull it for him. I almost hit the floor that he even asked. He would let it stay in there forever instead of have somebody pull it. But I guess it was hurting him bad enough he wanted it done. I told him to pull it and eat his breakfast so we could go to school. I went to get Tori up and when I came back 20 minutes later he was still messing with it. So I pulled it out. No wonder it was hurting, he had another tooth under it. I didn't even have to hardly touch it and it came right out. It was so little compared to his other teeth. Anyway...having a great day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I tried the Special K protein Meal bar today for breakfast. I know it's supposed to be for lunch but I was in a hurry and didn't get breakfast and just grabbed that. Anyway...I can see why it makes you feel full because it took forever to chew. Parts of it were like chewing dirt I think. But it did fill me up. So I will have to try it as a meal replacement for lunch one of these days with a piece of fruit. Good news...I called Curves yesterday to ask if I could rejoin without all of the fees. I had joined last year and had to stop going (because of my doctor) until after I had had surgery. So I went in with my doctor's note and stopped going. I called the owner last night and she said that she would let me rejoin again without paying any of the service fees. Just starting at the monthly fee. How cool is that?? I go tomorrow to go over my paper work to make sure nothing has changed. (It hasn't...I'm still "over-weight" according to my BMI)!! This afternoon Chase and I have eye appointments at 3:00. I can't wait. It's been 2 years since I have been and I know my eyes have changed. I think Chase is already dreading it. He can't stand the little puff of air on your eye and all of the sit still stuff. We'll probably be there forever. Oh well!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Special K

Does anyone else eat Special K stuff? You know that I am on the "need to eat better" bandwagon but I need to loose weight at the same time. Tori is all worried about it because somebody told her that if you were to skinny you could die! I have a feeling I know who probably told her that and I assured her that that would never be me so she no longer needed to worry about it. So mom asked me if I had seen some of their cereal so I bought 3 boxes to give myself variety. Also bought their frozen waffles, protein bar, snack bar and am trying their K2O Protein Water. I had the waffles this morning and they were great. I had the red berry ones. Sprayed them with my 0 calories Parkay Butter and they were only 160 calories for 2. That's 3 points for you weight watchers girls. I tried the cereal this weekend. I highly recommend all of it so far. I would really like to drop some weight before I go to Florida. Which as you can see is fastly approaching. Dad and I went to the Airport on Saturday and purchased all the tickets for us to go to Disney. Talk about making it official. Not that it hasn't been but now it's a reality since we bought the airline tickets. Saturday night we went to mom's for my Uncle Jim's 76th birthday party. We got there at 5:30 and didn't leave until 11:30pm. We just barely beat Rick home from work. We started playing Cranium about 8:30 or so and it was absolutely hilarious. If you haven't played it before I recommend it. Lot's of laughs. Well...hope you all have a great week.