Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good bye 2009, Hello 2010

well it is officially midnight on New Years HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Well as most of you are out enjoying the new year I am here at home typing on my blog ( YEAH ME!!! )

I or I should say WE never go out on New Years ( to many drunk drivers) but this year I have a very sick Darling hubby so we stayed in, watched movies, and had soup and grilled cheese Sammy's. ( yeah I so know you are all jealous wishing to eat fancy food like me )

but alas its a new year and with the new year I have many changes I want to make first CHANGE THE BLOG LAYOUT then work on my resolutions.

I vow to lose atleast 50lbs, so that in Oct when we go on our very first Family vacation I can actually enjoy it.

Plus I have this secret desire to run a marathon and the only way that is going to happen is if I get into shape. SO this coming year I am going to be posting pictures of my weight. Now I warn you in advance they will not be pretty pictures, but they will show my progress. This way if I look as if I am slipping you all can encourage me to get back on the horse so to speak.

So to all of you I wish you a happy healthy loving year. May the Lord bless each of you in your lives.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WHERE DID MY LITTLE ANGELS GO?????

Ok call me crazy, but I SWEAR that someone stole my children... ( I am not kidding, before Christmas I had 2 sweet loving well mannered boys ) now that Christmas is over HOLY COW!!!! I swear they done lost their minds...
I want to blame it on the Wii, Darling hubby on the other hand says its NEW AND EXCITING FOR THEM... well DUH!!! but does that mean its ok for my little angels to reveal their HORNS??

I mean here is an example We got them the Wii as a family gift, I was all for it I mean its exercise right? Well darling hubby bought the LEGO STARWARS game and they were running around killing these people with thier light sabor AND LAUGHING ABOUT IT!!!
I was like WHAT THE HECK??? I never let them play with toy guns and such but apperenly its INBREAD in little boys.

Little Boys = FIGHTING AND VIOLENCE....

I just want my sweet anti violence monkeys back....

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Did you know?

More wars start and more people die in the name of Religion than anything else?

Its true, and after the last few days on BF I swear its gotten UGLY... I have seen more ugliness and hatred in the last week from grown adults than I ever thought imaginable.

Holy freaking cow batman!!!

I just wonder when I see these mean heated topics get outta hand, WHY? what is it that makes grown adults turn into little children pointing fingers and saying mean hurtful things. And then as if that were not bad enough to attack ones character and the way they live their lives.

I guess this is just another example of Satan getting a hold of people.

I remember when I first started going to church I thought MAN THOSE CHRISTIANS HAVE PERFECT LIVES... THEY DON"T HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD...

Boy was I wrong. I found out first hand, the closer you walk with the Lord the harder Satan attacks.
Like I said at the begining ( or maybe I didn't ) either way I am fairly new at being a Christian I grew up in a home where there was NO religion. So being a Christian I thought that IF YOU WHERE NOT CHRISTIAN YOU WERE GOING TO HELL....
I don't believe that anymore. I mean I know the Bible says the only way to heaven is through Jesus, but what about all the folks that have NEVER heard of him. ARE THEY GOING TO HELL?

I like to think that just because they do not call him JESUS maybe they call him FRANK or BOB its still JESUS to them.
( I am sure this makes NO sense to any of you ) but trust me in my head it makes PERFECT sense.

So I just ask that all of you that are on a forum or Blog stop and think before they hit POST

would I want my child or myself to be spoken to like this? and if the answer is no then maybe you should revise your post. After all we all want the same in our lives no matter what religion or non religion you are.

WE ALL WANT TO BE HAPPY AND BE TREATED WITH RESPECT.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

This is going to shock you!!!

But I am SOOOOO sick and tired of folks feeling its their right and duty to JUDGE OTHERS... BACK OFF AND GET OFF THAT HIGH HORSE YOU ARE ON....
NO ONE and I mean NO ONE is perfect. so for all of you on BF that feel the need to judge others SHAME ON YOU....

Ok Im done...

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and remebered to give thanks to the Lord for the best gift EVER...

I have made a few reselutions and I am going to TRY and keep atlease one of them.
( I figured if I make enough reselutions I am bound to keep one RIGHT??? )

So I am asking you all to tell me your reselutions. then if we break them together we will not feel so bad.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Going on a PROPER Date... YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!

ok My darling hubby and I have not been on a proper date in ages... Were we live we have really don't have a whole lot of folks that we know well enough to babysit, and the ones we do I feel horrible asking them seeing how they have their own kids.

And to ask a teenager to watch my boys WILL NOT HAPPEN. FAR to anal and protective for that. ( its a real trust thing for me )

So seeing how my mommy and daddy are visiting they are watching the boys so we can go out to dinner.

I mean to have an entire meal where I do not have to cut up someones food, or tell someone to hush they are too loud or chase a stray crayon that fell to the floor. Oy vey what is a girl to do?

So after I get off work Darling hubby will pick me up, we will go out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant ( darling hubby LOVES Mexican ) then we will head off to that place that I hate SO MUCH.... the dreaded STORES... to finish up Christmas Shopping. ( I am thinking A margarita MIGHT need to be in play for the last part of tonight. )

But I am super excited. I mean time alone with darling hubby is JUST WHAT THE Dr. ORDERED.... I miss him, I mean I see him daily, but I don't get to be with just him. there is usually two little monkeys all over us.
So I say grab your sweetie and find a sitter and go out on a proper date.. Not only will you love the time with your hubby, but you will find that it will enhance your marriage. Trust me... I KNOW ALL!!! =)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scarves for the Homeless

Well Tis the season to be jolly... and GIVING.....
Every month we go to our local homeless shelter and feed the homeless. We have been doing it for 1 year now and LOVE IT.... the boys ask every Saturday
" ARE WE GOING TO THE HOMELESS SHELTER TONIGHT? "

Not only do I get a sense of peace when I am there, but to actually see my boys interact with these men and woman melts my heart, Reminds me that I HAVE SOME PRETTY SPECIAL LITTLE BOYS.. ( thank you GOD )

Well tonight is one of those nights and not only are we doing a fancy shmancy sit down type ( they usually go through a line and we serve ) we are passing out gifts, This year it will be the essentials like socks, toiletries, a bible and other goodies we are also handing out hats and scarves that have been both hand made and bought ( they were all supposed to be hand made, but with running here and there and teaching my boys. working and everything else life throws at you, we had to break down and go buy some. )

Logan asked me first thing this AM " Are we going to the shelter tonight to pass out the hats and scarfs? "
I said Yes and he was SUPER excited. He said "I like that we can help them mommy"
and this is the REASON we go... TO GIVE UNTO OTHERS....
So I ask.. No I IMPLORE you to go out of your comfort zone these next few days and DO UNTO OTHERS... whether its buying a coffee for someone that could not otherwise afford one, pick up and extra scarf or hat and keep it in the car and give it to someone you see on the street that needs it. Do something ANYTHING to show your children and self that

it is ALWAYS better to GIVE than to RECEIVE...

God Bless you all.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Deck the Halls with Stegosauras!!!!

Yep you read that right. I am sitting at work right now listening to Dino Holiday. its basically all Christmas music that has had the words changed to include Dino's. It's actually rather hysterical.

We also have some pretty amazing Dino ornaments that are real cool. And you know nothing says Christmas like a T-Rex. GRRRRR!!!!! =)

Well I don't know about you all but I swear December has FLOWN by. I swear it was just Thanksgiving. Oy Vey....
and to top it off I have not done ANY shopping. Darling hubby has done it all.

( does this make me a bad wife and mommy? )

I just really truly hate to shop. Its the WORST.... I know huh?????
So now I have to bite the bullet and actually go shopping tomorrow with my monkeys to buy daddy something. ANY IDEA'S?????

I am at such a loss, I could get him some tools, the man loves tools, but I always get that, I was hoping to get him something unique and different. again ANY IDEA's?

Well I hope and pray you all have a nice warm day and have fun snuggling up with your loved ones. Don't let a minute pass without telling thoes around you that you love them and admire them.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Heaven has two more beautiful angels today

Last night was full of tears. I found out a school friend of Logan's from his old private school went to be with the Lord the day before, He as a week shy of his 10th birthday,
Nick was a very sweet boy who loved the Lord and his friends. He will be greatly missed. We have chosen not to tell Logan. It has been 2 years since he has seen him and I just know he would not handle it.
Nick past from complications with swine flu. I pray that you all say a prayer for his family.

Then I get on today and see that Andrew has also went to be with the lord. Andrew was an amazing kid, If you never followed or read Bell~Mella's blog than you truly missed a great opportunity to see Grace and Faith at its finest.


This is such a sad day for us left here to ask WHY, but a glorious day in Heaven.

Lord Please be with these families. Let them know they are in our deepest prayers and hearts.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yum Yum Yum

So if you know me you know I REALLY hate to bake. I do it but don't like it. So today I was ACTUALLY in a baking mood and baked
Biscotti's then dipped them in Chocolate and rolled almonds. YUMMMY

then snicker doodles
then chocolate chewy peanut butter cookies THEN home made girl scout thin mints. then since the biscotti's turned out soooo good I made ANOTHER BATCH...

Lets hope tomorrow I will be in a far better baking mood so I can get all the other yummies I want to make done tomorrow.

so here is a photo Enjoy




Saturday, December 12, 2009

To Give or Not to Give

That is the Question....

Well I was informed that my boss bought me a gift for Christmas, Now My boss is a sweet lady and well NOT HURTING FOR MONEY... So I was first shocked then excited but then I thought CRAP now I gotta get her a gift. WHICH NORMALLY IS NOT A PROBLEM BUT I REALLY don't know here very well and she has EVERYTHING... so I am at a utter loss on what to get her.

SO I thought OK I will get her a nice bottle of wine and a box of Chocolates. Does this seem OK? Or should I get her something more?
So I need HELP..... She is Jewish and yes she does celebrate both holidays. so that's not a issue.

SO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING HOLY HELP!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thankful for Blogs

I am thankful for blogs for a few reasons.

1 - I always have a hoot reading others stories and laughing
2 - I love to look at the photos you all post
and
3- Becuase I get reminded so often while reading them that I need to take time out and just be a mommy and be thankful for the gift of my beautiful boys that the Lord has blessed me with to raise.

so THANK YOU ALL MY BLOG FRIENDS. YOU ARE ALL A BLESSING TO ME...

Where on earth do the hours GO???/

I want to know where all the hours in the day go? I swear to goodness I am losing my brain. I have SOOO much crap going on that I swear if i didn't have a bladder that reminded me to go to the little girls room I doubt I would ever go...

Well Its the Holiday season and I am TRYING to RELAX and enjoy the moments. Life is FLYING pass me and my boys are growing so fast that i am going to blink one day and they are going to be grown and married and have kids of thier own.

I read ALOT of blogs when I have the time and I read one tonight that made me sit back and really think.
I DON"T WANT TO MISS THESE MOMENTS WITH MY FAMILY... I am vowing to spend more time with my boys and LESS time on the puter, watching TV or just running around to all these different activities that I THINK my kids NEED TO PARTAKE IN.. When in all honesty the only thing they need to partake in is Church, and school. the rest is just usless fillers.

I want to wake up with my little monkeys snuggling next to me. I want to hear them giggle till they can't breath. I want to smell their sweetness. I want to be thier mommy and they my little monkeys FOREVER....

that is my GROWN UP CHRISTMAS WISH... JESUS let me go back and relive every moment that I let slip away from me becuse I was TOO BUSY....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

AUGHHHHH!!!! CALGON take me away.......

Ok to say I have been busy is the understatement of the year, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, And even had a full on laying on the ground kicking and screaming punching the ground meltdown.... YES SIR-REE BOB I most certainly did....

actually it was one of those Crying hysterically and laughing uncontrollably at the same time. ( trust me darling hubby thought I was in need of a car ride to the loony bin )

So I apologize for not being more on top of things like my blog...

so in light of things I thought we would do a fun Question and answer, so here we go....


Odd Things about ME and YOU!!!!

1. What Color are your Christmas Tree Lights? ALL DIFFERENT COLORS

2. Do you own a gun? NO WAY NO HOW... I WOULD SHOOT MY DARN FOOT OFF... HAVE YOU NOT SEEN THE CHRISTMAS STORY WITH THE RED RIDER BEBE GUN? HELLO!!!

3. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? NONE... ME NO LIKEY

4. What do you think of hot dogs? If they are OSCAR MEYER then HECK YEAH!!!

5. Favorite Christmas movie? The SANTA CLAUSE with Tim Allen

6. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee

7. Can you do push ups? YES!!! for being a fat girl I am surprisingly STRONG.. GRRR!!!

8. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring....

9. Favorite hobby? Stamping

10. Do you have A. D. D or A.D.H.D? Heck no.... WHAT WAS THAT??? OHH A SHINY!!!!

11. Do you wear glasses/contacts? NOPE

12. Middle name? LEE

13. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: Must help customers, Hope I can finish typing this before a customer needs to be rung up, and WOW I DID A $600.00 SHOW!!!

14. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink daily: Coffee, Water and if I am feeling frisky a spiced mulled cider

15. Current worry? Getting my house organized before my anal folks get here. ( love you mommy )
16. Biggest Dislikes right now? Not having enough hours in the day...

17. Favorite place to be? with my darling hubby and boys.

18. How did you bring in the new year? With my mommy and daddy and hubby and kids and are great friends Dan and Susan playing games.

19. Where would you like to go? Disney World with my darling hubby and kids

20. Name three people who will complete this - ALL MY BLOG FROG CHIPPIES!!

21. Do you own slippers? Yes

22. What color shirt are you wearing? White top with a poncho of browns, whites, teals and that's about it.

23. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No

24. Can you whistle? Yes

25. Where are you now? At work, working HARD. hehehehehe

26. Would you be a pirate? ARRRRR!!! MATEY... I WILL MAKE YOU WALK YE PLANK!!!

27. What songs do you sing in the shower? OPERA (sp)

28. Favorite Girl's Name? MINDY.. DUH!!

29. Favorite boy's name? LOGAN AND BRAEDEN...

30. What is in your pocket right now? NO POCKETS

31. Last thing that made you laugh? My darling hubby acting like our friends pug. QUITE ENTERTAINING...

32. What vehicle do you drive? MINDY VAN

33. Worst injury you've ever had? Torn Rotator cuff

34. Do you love where you live? NO

35. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2 and even that's toooo many

Ok ladies and gents.. its your turn. I don't expect you to answer ALL of them but you can pick and choose and answer a few.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

BlackFriday shopping..... ARE YOU CRAZY?????

Shopping on Black Friday to me as insane as walking into a lions den.

WOULD YOU WILLING WALK INTO ONE? HECK NO...

so why for the love of everything sweet and innocent would you put yourself into that?

Now I have a secret.... I HATE SHOPPING.... I am sooo not kidding. My mommy and all my friends can vouch for me. Shopping to me is a waste of time.
First I don't have the patience to sit there and look through all the stuff. BORING....

second I hate the price of things. I mean I look at the price of something and think. GOOD GRAVY ARE THEY INSANE?

I mean take these darn ZHU ZHU things they are little stuffed hamsters that move.
YIPPEE ( note the sarcasm )
and folks are lining up like fools and paying ridicules amounts of money for them.... here is an idea,
GO BUY A LIVE ONE THAT MOVES FOR 3.99 and then you don't have to fight all the other mental patience out there looking for them.

SO this leads me to the whole shopping on Black Friday... ( now when my mom is in town she DRAGS me out in the Gosh Forsaken town at O GOSH THIRTY to get the deals
( I do it for 2 reasons. 1 I love my mom and she likes to be one of those said mental patience and 2 she has not idea her way around Waco so I become the driver. )

But to actually be one of those mental patience that think
GEE I WANT TO GO OUT SLEEP DEPRIVED AND ALREADY MOODY AND STAND IN LINE IN THE COLD JUST SO I CAN RUN INTO THE STORE, FIGHT OVER A STUPID TOY, THEN STAND IN LINE AGAIN TO PAY FOR THAT STUPID TOY ALL SO I CAN SAVE 5 DOLLARS OR HOWEVER MUCH IT IS.
I can honestly say has NEVER crossed my mind....

SO to all you Crazy fools that actually got up or stayed up to do that... KUDOS TO YOU.... I will enjoy the shopping experience from the comfort of my home in my Jammie's and fuzzy slippers drinking a nice hot cup of coffee and using a clean bathroom and the ONLY fight I may have would be with the dogs to get OFF me.

NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF SHOPPING.....

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Not my normal posts

I know that I try and have all my post be lite hearted and fun. ( or atleast that my goal ) but today's is going to be a simple short post with a very powerful message.
I am a member of Blog Frog. Its a site where bloggers like me go and chat. Well there is one group that I am a member of that had a post that moved me.

This lady that I ask you all to go read about needs prayer, she is what I call a MAMA BEAR.. You don't mess with her kids and NOTHING stops her. Until now. She had a stroke and she needs prayer,


please read and Pray, then forward her link on your blog. I know that with all Ya' all's help we can get some serious prayers for her.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Elf on the Shelf

Do you have this little guy roaming around your house? Do you know where he will be next?


For those of you that have NO idea what I am talking about allow me to introduce to you
ELROY,
OUR ELF.

Elroy as the boys named him came to live with us last year. He is a cute little guy that likes to keep the boys in line and hide all over the house.

You see Elroy is a spy for the big guy in Red. Every night he magically goes to the North pole and lets Mr. S ( for little eyes that may be reading ) and tells Mr. S what Logan and Brae have been up to that day.

then when he comes back home he likes to hide in a different spot. ( this the boys find fascinating and love to look for him every morning. )

now one never knows were Elroy may appear. The tree, the clock, the chandelier, on top of the valance, or in the bathroom. ( this was not a happy place per the boys. HE MIGHT SEE THEIR PRIVATES. =)

So as Thanksgiving approaches I know little Elroy will come back from the Great North to grace us with his presence and spy on the boys for a few weeks.

So watch out. You never know where he will pop up again.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tired eyes and sweet smelling hugs from my monkeys

This is Thankful Thursdays. ( thanks to Lisa Curcio at Welcome to the nut house )

this is what I am thankful

Tired eyes. Why you ask? well when I have tired eyes I know that I have them becuase I was blessed to be awoken last night by my littlest monkey needing a drink of water, then scared of something and finally because his glow baby was to bright.

I am thankful for their sweet smelling hugs that when they wrap their arms around me I know that it will only be a matter of time before they are too big for my lap and for hugs.

I am Thankful for laundry, and a messy house. This means the Lord has blessed us with the cloths we need and a house we call a home where my boys are safe and loved.

These are a few things I am thankful for.

Have you stopped today to think about what you are thankful for?

The Lord don't like UGLY!!!!

This is what I tell my boys when they are mean and say mean things to each other or their friends.
Now
WHY DO I NOT PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH?

I am a mom that LOVES her boys more than life itself. ( I know all moms are like this. )

But I find that I talk to other peoples kids with patience, and understanding. Then with my boys I lose my temper and yell at them. I have even called them names out of anger. ( I KNOW!!! )

What is wrong with me? What is wrong when it becomes acceptable to talk to others with a sweet tongue and say mean hurtful things to our loved ones?

I HATE THIS ABOUT MYSELF and am going to make a real effort NOT to talk to my boys this way and to hold my tongue and be ALOT more patient.

Lord BE WITH ME AND HELP ME.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Well if you are anything like me you HATE to shop. I am dead serious I HATE shopping. I think I would rather get a root canal than shop. ( and this is saying something cause I HATE THE DENTIST )

well I was just reading some emails and I saw that I have a huge sale going on. ( I know huh? I mean HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW. ) easy. I am about as confused in my everyday life as a wounded wombat.

So here it is for all you beautiful ladies.

Barefoot Books

just click on that handy dandy link and it will take you to a whole new world were fairy's fly through the air, and giant turnips grow to be the size of a house. or where the dragons are actual vegetarians.

I promise it will open your eyes to the most beautifully illustrated story books that come with audio CD's for can I just say it. CHEAP... I am sooo not kidding. So go ahead and shop till you can't stand it. I promise There will be no push lady that smells as if she slept outside for 3 days just to get that IN toy.

Consider it a Christmas present to you all, from me. You can stay in your jammies and buy, buy buy and know you are saving LOADS of money that you can spend at a later date when you need some MOMMY TIME.....

Monday, November 16, 2009

The SHELF.. Ya you know the one.

Well that's how my last week went. Oy Vey....
Last week was nothing more than one big BLUR... I know that somewhere in last week. I raised 2 boys, drove the boys from here to there and everywhere.. did school work with the oldest. worked, shopped, ate, slept, and I am 99% sure I actually used the bathroom once or twice, ( at least I'M HOPING I DID. )

So lets see, what all interesting things have happened in my life.

I had to wear a heart monitor for 48 hours. AND WOW that was interesting to say the least.

I joined Scentsy and have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get things situated for my first show. Which by the way I think it went pretty darn good. ( just a FYI.. in case you are new to this blog and don't know me. Let me just tell you know. I AM HOOT.. really I am... I am a darn funny girl. I think that is my gift from the Lord )

Logan and Brae both had soccer games.
I worked my hiney off. ( which I have been told, that for being a fat girl. I have a cute putootie )
Oh and I went to a tastefully simple party. It was fun and OH MY HEAVENS... YUMMY, If you have never been to one I highly recommend you go to one or have one, I mean for nothing else. Its great fellowship and yummy samples.

Oh and one more important thing. THE SHELF....

Now if you are unaware of THE SHELF allow me to explain it.

The Shelf is what we ladies with, well how do I say this... YOU KNOW THE saying
FLAUNT EM IF YA GOT EM

You know what I am talking about YES BOOBS. to most of us they are just THERE. well I admit I USE to have rather perky pretty ones. Then I had kids, Nursed the kids and now unless I pay good money for a bra to hold those babies up, they are just deflated looking balloons.

Well these darn deflated balloons are what we ladies call THE SHELF. Now this SHELF is a real pain in the behind when your trying to eat. It never fails. I eat and I spill.
Now I am not dumb. ( shhhshh!! I am not. stop laughing. ) I know spilling food and having boobies is in no way related, but gosh darn it. I eat. I have boobs and I spill. So in my little head
I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT I AM NOT A SLOB, AND THAT ITS BECAUSE OF MY BOOBIES AKA THE SHELF THAT I SPILL.
so leave me alone and let me live in my own crazy mixed up world. hehehe

So there you have it ladies. You have now had your Bobbie AKA shelf lesson for the day.
Don't you all feel so much better knowing that when you spill it is in no way YOUR FAULT. it is your shelf. I swear it has a gravitational pull that forces your food there. You can no more change this natural phenomenon than the weather. So you can now hold your head up high and proud and know. YOU ARE AMONG FRIENDS.

ALL HAIL THE SHELF....

OK now I am going back to my little hidey hole.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am working on it

I am trying to do a give away on here for my Scentsy. I just can't figure out how to link a button to my store. Also I want this blog to stay at the top so you all doing have to go digging for it.

ANY IDEAS?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Computer savy? I THINK NOT!!!

Ok when it comes to puters ( this is what I call computers ) I can check my email, browse, jump from site to site, copy and paste, create a blog ( although I still am not liking the look of mine ) and I can post.

But if you mention HTML's I have to stop myself from wanting to crawl into the fetal position and cry... I get soooo annoyed with what I like to call my STUPIDNESS.( which should be enough to show you I DOUBT THIS IS EVEN A WORD. )

( Darling hubby says I am not stupid, I know I am not, but man I get frustrated. I mean HOW ON EARTH can I NOT grasp all this? )

Like right at this moment I had to post on BF on how to make a darn button for my blog. ( I am actually hoping and praying that one of my sweet BF chippies will take pity on me and make me one. HINT HINT )

You see I am a very busy mom. But hey Who's NOT? I homeschool 2 boys, I run said 2 boys all over carnation, I work outside the home 3 days a week. I sell amazing children's books, take care of 3 dogs. 2 cats and did I mention running the boys all over carnation?

Well I added ANOTHER title to my name. ( although I am waiting for that crown that says QUEEN MOMMY seeing how I AM... hehehe )

I am now a Scentsy Consultant and LOVE it. or should I say LOVE THEM... you see if you do not know what Scentsy is, allow me to inform you. They are these amazing wick-less, smokeless, flame-less candles.
You say

"HOW CAN THAT BE? HOW CAN THEY BE FLAME-LESS AND BE CANDLES?"

well let me tell you.
THEY USE LOW WATTAGE LIGHT BULBS. and they smell HEAVENLY...

So with all these new titles I need buttons and I CAN"T for the life of me figure them out. GRRRR!!!

SO I ask. all my mommy chippies HOW ARE YOU FIGURING THESE ALL OUT..; share with me your knowledge, be my YODA and teach me your ways as a Computer JEDI.....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

This is kinda a given

Well seeing how Fort Hood has been all over the news, and I live 40 min from there. I guess its kinda a given that I post about it.

This hits home for alot of us here in central Texas. I get families all the time here at the museum that either the mom or dad are stationed there. Its so incredibly sad, I mean how on earth can anyone wake up and decided

TODAY I AM GOING TO KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE?
I mean REALLY, WHO DOES THAT?
CRAZY, UNSTABLE, MENTAL FREAKS.. THAT'S WHO....
When I heard about this I instantly called my darling hubby and asked about our nephew, ( he was based there. ) Thankfully He recently got out of the army. ( I guess I need to be better updated about family members, )
I hope and pray that the rest of the folks that were injured will recover and be back with their families soon.
For those that lost a family member My DEEPEST SYMPATHY goes out to you.
I pray that one day, There will be NO violence. ( hey I can pray right? )

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Take II ( thats 2 for my uneducated chippies )

Well If you are an avid reader ( which YOU SHOULD ALL BE.. iF NOT, SHAME ON YOU. = )

then you all remember the dreaded corn maze incident ( I blogged about it a week or so again. ) But if you are not one of my groupies. ( again I highly recommend that you become one. ) Let me give you a brief re-cap

small bladder, corn maze, mud, and dark.

There now that you all remember I thought I would tell you all about today

WE WENT TO THE SAME PUMPKIN PATCH, AND YEP... YOU GUESSED IT. WE GOT LOST ALL OVER AGAIN IN THE SAME DARN MAZE. ( CURSE YOU MAZE ) (shaking my fist in the air at it, )

Now I know what you are all thinking.

"why on earth would you go back?"
well let me tell you why.

It was a pre-scheduled field trip that our homeschool group had planned.

So here it is a nice 78 degrees. Sun is shinning and the ground is dry and we go to the infamous patch. I decided seeing how I DID NOT HAVE TO USE THE LITTLE GIRLS ROOM. AND IT WAS NOT DARK, and I WAS WITH WOMAN ( which lets face it; WE have a better sense of direction than a stinky ol man. ) I mean come on.... whats the worst that can happen?

We enter and believe you me. I let everyone of the woman know in advance that I had been there and we DID get lost, so don't count on me for help.

After about 40 min and many arrows made from dried corn husks WE FOUND OUR WAY OUT...

I would like to proudly proclaim that this maze WAS my Everest and I CONQUERED IT....

SO as the title states IT WAS MY TAKE II...

Now only if in real life I could have DO overs, I soooo could accomplish so much more.

But for now I GO TO BED WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE KNOWING... I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I am OFFICALLY OLD

There are alot of things that make one feel old. For example:


-When you are called MAM by a pimply teenage boy at the local Hop & Shop ( I doubt this is an actual store, but it sure is fun to say. )

-When your children ask you if you were alive during the first Thanksgiving, ( yes I was asked this )

-And now I can say I AM SO OLD THAT I HAVE BEEN ALIVE TO SEE A TV SHOW RECYCLED...

Yes folks I was alive back in the day when the very first V was on the tube. Back in the 80's. And I can honestly say that back in the Big Haired, Bangle wearing Jelly bracelet having, Madonna worshipping, Micheal Jackson crushing days, DID I EVER think that I would live to see this particular TV show be REPEATED.. Oy VEY... DO I feel old.

So I decided to pull up my big girl panties ( or old lady panties that I wear ) and sit through the pilot episode with my little men. Hoping that one day in the near future my boys can say
WAY BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I WAS A CHILD I WATCHED THIS SHOW WITH MY FOLKS...

AHHHHHH!!!! payback, one can hope.

SO are you all feeling old now too?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Wind in my sails is GONE....

Have you ever been so sure about something?
Have you ever found that the thing you were so Certain of was well Not all you thought?

Well today I found that very thing out.

You see I like to think of myself as a down to earth kinda chippie. I like to think that most people are good honest folks. And I still believe for the most part they are.

If you read my blog you know a few things about me

1- I am honest (almost to a fault )

2- I will call it as I see it. ( This can get me into trouble at times )

3- My kids ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO ME... NO ONE and I mean NO ONE messes with my kids.
( I like to tell folks. " If you mess with my kids I will make a mama bear look like a witty bitty putty tat )

4- I am a new Christian ( only 5 years ) and I try every day to live a Christian life. ( but this does not mean I don't fall back into my old ways )
by that I mean I CAN BE A NASTY VINDICTIVE CHIPPIE ( I am so not proud of this and fight it daily, but its true, I can slip back into that mood in a second)

So with all this I get frustrated when I feel I have been lied to or mislead.

I ask. WHY? WHY do folks do dishonest and hurtful things? I mean do they get a thrill, a rush from it?

For most of you that read this I am certain you will have an idea of what I am talking about. For others you may read this and think
"WOW, SHE DONE LOST HER MIND" ( and you would be right. )

SO all I ask of my chippies ( for those of you that are not certain what a chippie is. They are MY GIRLS, MY FRIENDS, MY BESTIES. )

Be honest with me at all times. I am VERY THICK SKINNED I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT HURT MY FEELINGS.


And remember..... It takes 3 licks to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop.

AND THE WINNER IS...........

Well first off thank you all for playing my game. You all had great guesses but ONE of you guessed it right FIRST. So I have to go with the one that guessed it FIRST....

So with out Further A-DO ( is this even a word? )

DRUM ROLL PLEASE............







The answer was MILK DUDS... I have no idea why I only eat them at Halloween ( maybe cause I tend to pull a filling with them and figure one Dentist appointment a year is all I can afford. )
SO now Jamie let me know if you have a Books A Million Or a Barnes and Nobles so I can get your Gift Card to you. Also i will need your addy of course.
Again I thank you all for playing and You never know when the next fun give away will be.
HERE IS A HINT
IT WILL BE ABOUT SOMETHING I POST ON.... you will need to read daily to learn as much about me as possible. ( besides I LIKE the attention. I know I am an attention hog. )

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND A SPOOKTACULAR GIVE AWAY

Well in celebration of my first HALLOWEEN POST I have decided to make it a GIVE AWAY..

So here I was trying to think of what the contest should be. I thought " I KNOW I WILL ASK YOU ALL TO GUESS WHAT I AM DRESSED AS. " but that will not do since I posted it on Blog Frog.

So What can I have the contest be. and I decided.

IF YOU CAN GUESS WHAT MY FAVORITE CANDY TO EAT ON HALLOWEEN IS

then you will win a SPOOKTACULAR gift. ( hint.. Its a GIFT CARD to where though is the secret )

SO now Have a Happy Halloween and start your guessing.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Its Faith Friday


Hello there Its FAITH FRIDAYS...... Well if you are a new visitor to my blog I have designated Fridays to FAITH and all that it is....

Faith is a VERY powerful word. Some say that its because of Faith that they are able to do certain things.

Faith to me is many different things.

I have faith that the Lord Jesus is my savior.
I have faith that when I die I am going to Heaven
I have faith that when I sit on the chair it will hold me up....

See that last one got ya.....

I hear folks say " I DON"T HAVE FAITH " or " I HAVE VERY LITTLE FAITH "

Ok I say to them POO POO..... WE all have faith of some type. Even folks who are agnostic have faith in SOMETHING. I mean they believe in Something, Whatever it is they believe it.

I Have a dear sister. We will call her K ( shhh!!! don't tell anyone but her real name is KARLA )
anywho we were talking about faith and it got me thinking. ( of course I didn't mention this to her then cause Well I was not home blogging and it didn't come to mind. But HAD I BEEN QUICK on the draw I could have told her this.


WHEN YOU SIT IN A CHAIR DO YOU THINK... GEE IS THIS GOING TO HOLD ME UP?
( in all honesty if you are a BIG girl like me you may actually think this. )
NO! YOU KNOW ITS GOING TO HOLD YOU UP... ITS A CHAIR FOR CRYING OUT LOUD...

Well just like you KNOWING the chair is there and will support you That's how faith is. YOU JUST KNOW THAT JESUS IS THERE AND HE WILL BE THE BEST SUPPORTER YOU WILL EVER NEED...

see had I been thinking and like I said QUICK on the DRAW I could have given her this great bit of wisdom, but as I was jet lagged... ( YEAH THAT'S WHAT IT WAS JET LAG...hehehehe ) I didn't get it out.

BUT WAIT..... low and behold sister K reads this blog ( or else she best if she knows whats best for her... )

SO now I can go lay my head on my pillow and say my prayers for her knowing that I have imparted some great wisdom on her on this here FAITH FRIDAY... ( is it me or when I type that do you all here the voice from the monster truck rallies?)

Good night and Until next FAITH FRIDAY..... GOD BLESS....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DO THEY REALLY???

AHHHH!!!! I love my boys for many reasons, ( mainly because well they are my boys. )
But one of the things I love is their innocents. ( now sometimes I think its alot more being gullible than innocents. )

Well if you read my blog, then I am sure you read about our nightmare at the Pumpkin patch. ( but for my sanity I like to call it an ADVENTURE!)

Well while at Said pumpkin patch we didn't get any pumpkins.

*Note* to those of you that are not from Texas, I will just say Texas really does not have actually patches that you go out and *PICK* your pumpkin. They actually have a gazillion shipped in and laid on the ground. ( I KNOW HUH!!)

So back to my main idea. ( yes I have one, bare with me ) I told the boys we would go get a pumpkin at one of the local churches that had pumpkins shipped in that they sell and the proceeds go to a good cause ( so this eases my mind about spend $22 dollars for 3 pumpkins, and it keeps darling hubby from blowing a gasket.)

So here we are. Logan, Brae and I wondering around OOHHing and AHHHing at all the pumpkins and listening to Logan exclaim every 30 sec or so.
" MAN THAT'S THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN IN THE WHOLE WORLD" this went on the entire time we were there.

so after looking, touching, moving them here to there they find that PERFECT pumpkin.

We lug them to the table, Mommy pays ( yes I payed. I mean I TRIED to convince the boys that they should pay, but seeing how they are 5 and 9 and probably have no money to begin with, I being the best mommy in the world pay for the pumpkins.)

We are on our way home and I am listening to the boys talk about the pumpkins ( oh did I mention they had to have the pumpkins RIGHT next to them in the van, "THEY MIGHT ROLL AND GET HURT" exclaimed Rang-Tang. )

So we are driving. ( I said that already huh?) and I hear Logan telling Brae all about WBA ( its a private school Logan went to for 3 years before we decided to homeschool ) ANYWHO I hear him tell Rang-Tang that back in the day, during the fall they would cut open a pumpkin and get all the seeds out and cook them and that would be their snack for the day and OH how they were delicious. (heheehee it was funny listening. )

That's when Rang-Tang says " YOU EAT THEM RAW?" ( see this goes to show how well he was listening to his older brother. )

Logan says " NO YOU CAN'T EAT THEM RAW."

so at this point I jump into the conversation.

ME: Brae if you eat them raw a pumpkin will grow in your tummy ( I guess I should not tease the kids, But its soooo fun )

Logan: " YOU WILL?"

I start laughing and say NO I am kidding. Your tummy acid would kill the seed.

I ask, SO what are you afraid a pumpkin will grow into your tummy?

Logan says NO I AM AFRAID A PUMPKIN WILL GROW, THE TUMMY ACID WILL CAUSE THE PUMPKIN TO EXPLODE AND ALL THE SEEDS WILL SPILL OUT AND I WILL TURN INTO A PUMPKIN PATCH!!!!

Ok this was to funny for me. Here he is not concerned about 1 pumpkin growing. its all the baby pumpkins that would grow from that 1 pumpkin.

Leave it to Logan to OVER THINK IT.

Monday, October 26, 2009

WHY? I want to know....

Do they exist? Snakes in the house I can handle. Mice yes, lizards yes, but Spiders NO WAY NO HOW....

So I am reading in bed last night at 12:45 and I see something move outta the corner of my eye and low and behold it is a HUGE FRICKEN SPIDER..

( and by the way I KNOW IT LICKED ITS CHOPS WHEN IT SAW ME. )

This is to give you the idea of what this little thing looked like. Only bigger. ( DARN TEXAS AND YOUR EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS CRAP.)

I had to wake Darling hubby up to kill it. ( which I am sure he thoroughly enjoyed doing... What can I say the Man loves me. )

Now there is something seriously wrong when you kill the spider and it curls up and is STILL the size of a freaking 50 cent piece.

So I ask again. WHY DO WE HAVE THEM? ( other than to give me the hebbie jebbies. )

And I KNOW without a shadow of doubt. THAT IF THERE IS ONE IN MY ROOM, THERE ARE HUNDREDS.... So I slept like cow doo doo.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lions, and Tigers, and CORN MAZES?

Ok first off there is something you need to know about me. I am not much of a planner when it comes to doing things. I am a more FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS kinda girl. ( or I like to think I am when its more like controlled chaos. )

So we go to church on Saturday nights. ( It is what works for our family ) Anywho Darling hubby drove me to work yesterday with the intention of picking me up and rushing across town to get to church ... which is what we do most Saturdays.

NOT YESTERDAY.... See I was swamped the moment I opened the gift shop, so I was trying to help a lady and open my till, ONLY to type all the opening cash into the closing cash spot. (BIG MISTAKE.) so basically when it came time to close the store everything was all sorts of messed up, so there for we didn't make it to church, ( this is the part of the story that gets TO THE POINT of the whole post.
( See I am long winded, maybe that's why my nickname is Windy Mindy )

So seeing how it was to late to go to church we decided to go to the pumpkin patch.


We get to the patch at 5:30 so we have alittle time until it gets dark. We IE me decides we need to go into the corn maze. So we enter....( ok at this point its almost dusk and I feel the urge to use the little girls room ) that alone should have been a SIGN. Oh and all the folks passing us asking if we just entered should have been another sign to TURN BACK AND LEAVE. SO after wondering around for 15min we realize WE ARE LOST!! At this point that little urge to Pee became a I HAVE TO GO NOW!!!
We wondered aimlessly in this Stupid thing for over 1 hour. ( I swear it was a hour ) Darling hubby says I was exaggerating that it was not a hour, but all I know was I had to Pee like nobodies business and as if that was not bad enough
I stepped into mud LOST my shoe ( thankfully got it out but am covered in MUD. )
So lets review

WE ARE LOST

I HAVE TO PEE

AND I AM NOW COVERED IN MUD

oh and you know how they say everything in Texas is bigger?

they are NOT lying.
the mosquito were trying to carry me away ( ok not really but remember I HAD TO PEE and was muddy so I was irritable to say the least )

And as if that was not bad enough it is now DARK. you can't see in front of you so here we are wondering aimlessly in this STUPID corn Maze. ( who the hecks crazy idea was it to go into this HELL? ) Surly not little ol' me.

Darling hubby did like to point out,
that this was another of my crazy NOT PLANNED OUT IDEA'S ( ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I HAVE TO PEE and Your going to throw that out there )

Oh and now they have opened the HAUNTED MAZE and all we hear is people
SCREAMING a CHAINSAW REVVING and more Screaming. AHHH it was a fun night.
So the next time you think you will be going to the pumpkin patch to have great family moments DON"T GO INTO THE CORN MAZE... TURN AND RUN!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

YOU MUST TRY THIS

OR ELSE. hehehehe

Ok I have recently realized I have become a blog whore. (I KNOW HUH??)
I blog obviously and I love to read other ladies blogs. There are some hilarious woman out there. (here I thought I was funny, NO WAY not compared to some )

so I have asked and was given permission to STEAL from other ladies blogs some posts that I found to be funny, and or very creative. With their getting the credit of course.
Actually I just figured out how to link so I am going to try that.

My little Life
If you are a woman and have ever been visited by your NASTY AUNT FLO. THEN READ.

ok this next one is not funny but a GREAT IDEA

We are that Family
I am defiantly trying this on my little one.

The Butler Family
This was very funny cause I could SOOO see me doing this to someone.

The Alpha Mom
Ok this mom is FAR to crafty and should be arrested for shaming us all.

Pioneer Woman
Ok this RibEye with grilled onion bluecheese sauce was DEVINE. I recommend you buy her cook book or read her blog, for the few things I have tried have been GREAT.

Ok so there you have it crazy folks read, laugh and remember YOU READ IT HERE FIRST. ( actually I read it from their blogs first but was given permission to steal )

Friday, October 23, 2009

Faith Friday Post





Well I was just at Sweet As Pie's blog and she had this amazing button that I Loved.

So I STOLE IT... Yep you read that right I AM A THIEF.... But the Lord still loves me.
Besides she said I could. so THERE!!! ( sticking out my tong and wiggling my fingers in my ears )

So I thought I would give this a try.

I am going to post a brief story on Faith. I then ask that you all respond with a comment about Your Faith or a story about faith. So here we go....

Years ago I worked graveyard at a local store. every night around 2:30 a family would come in. A young mom her hubby and 2 small children.
Now my first thought was WHY ON EARTH DO YOU HAVE THESE BABIES OUT SO LATE.

So after a few visits and talking with them I felt it was ok to be nosy enough and ask them why.

What I was not prepared for was the answer.

The mom stated that they had a baby that was very sick in the hospital and the only time they could be with her was as a family was later in the night. ( the hospital was almost a hour away ) She stated that they knew that the baby was going to be with the Lord soon so this was their family time. (OH MY GOSH....)

I went home the morning and told Darling Hubby about this family and how calm the mom was talking about how she knew that her baby was going to die.
I remember my exact words to darling hubby was

IS THIS LADY MENTAL? Cause if it were me I would be a ranging lunatic.

Darling Hubby said FAITH DEAR.... she has FAITH THAT THE LORD IS WITH THEM NO MATTER WHAT.

I said

I WILL NEVER HAVE THAT FAITH. I WILL HATE GOD IF HE EVER TAKES LOGAN FROM ME. ( Logan was our only child at the time )

But here it is 6 years later and I KNOW WHAT HE MEANT. I FEEL IT. I am not saying I have the strongest faith but I have faith never the less.

I know without a shadow of doubt that My boys are not mine. they are the Lords that he gave me to raise here on earth. but one day they will return to the Lord and be with him.

So there you have it folks. MY Story on Faith.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yes WE ARE THAT FAMILY

so in honor of Kristen's 2 year Blogaversary ( http://www.wearethatfamily.com/ ). Here is OUR WE ARE THAT FAMILY MOMENT

So here it is Thursday night. I am at work tired and stressed about missing my oldest first choir concert, and leaving daddy to run them here and there. I tell darling hubby that since its hectic to run the boys to McDonald's and get them dinner ( knowing it will be way past 8 before they are done )

So Darling hubby being the hubby he is, brings me a coffee to work on his way to the concert.
I go out to get my coffee and see Rang Tang crying. this is how the conversation goes

ME : Rang Tang whats wrong?

Rang Tang : sniff sniff.

Darling Hubby : He is crying cause he got into trouble for bold face lying to me.

ME; OHHHH!!!!.

So I say good bye, give Logan a GOOD LUCK kiss and tell him to sing like he is singing to the Lord.

20 min later darling hubby calls me. I ask what was up he proceeds to tell me the following.

Well we go into McDonald's, I take the boys to the bathroom to go and wash up. We get our cups and I start filling them only to hear Logan say

" BRAE DON"T SPIT ON THE COUNTER "

now if you all have been to a McDonald's and you know where you get the soda its metal and there is a place to dump old soda out. Apparently being THAT FAMILY my little sweet halo wearing Rang Tang spit a Huge nasty lougie (sp) on the counter.
When darling hubby asks Rang Tang about it. He looks up into my darling Hubby's eyes and says

NO DADDY...

So when you all are out and eating and you see that family that has those unbehaved kids remember IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU TOO.

Holy Cow Batman... I GOT AN AWARD!!!

Honest Scrap Award.




Like any other award, there are some rules to follow and they are as follows:



1) Must thank the person who gave the award and list their blog and link it



2) Share "10 Honest Things" about yourself.



3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.



4) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.



Well here it goes...I have received my very first award today from June over at



The Butler Family

http://butlerslife.blogspot.com/


I am SUPER excited and honored! ( someone actually reads me. YEAH!!! ) Thanks June



10 Honest Things about myself

1) I am a Fat girl ( no not PHAT but FAT ) And I am ok with it.

2) I will only eat my pancakes as follow BUTTER, PEANUT BUTTER then SYRUP.

3) I don't suger coat things. I tell ya like it is.

4) I hate chalk, play doh, watermelon and coconut ( they should all be destroyed )

5) spiders freak me out (snakes and lizard I can handle, but not spiders )

6) I long for a vacation with just my darling hubby and me ( It will not happen seeing how I don't trust anyone with my kids )

7) Coke a Cola is like a drug to me so I stay away from it ( not as well as I should but I am trying )

8) I feel unless you actually use a rag and put your hand into a toilet then you can't possibly get it really clean.

9) I hate doing laundry ( but have no problem putting my hand into the toilet )

10) I love that I actaully get a few folks reading my blog. ( I think I am becoming a Blog Whore )

So, there you have my HONEST SCRAP. Now, to nominate seven other bloggers I admire:

bellamella http://bellamella-melanie.blogspot.com/

peterpanandfamily http://peterpanandfamily.blogspot.com/

ourjourneywestward http://ourjourneywestward.com/

wearethatfamily http://www.wearethatfamily.com/

ourhappynuthouse http://ourhappynuthouse.blogspot.com/

thebignells http://thebignells.blogspot.com/

thehappyhousewife http://thehappyhousewife.com/


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

5 days


Well ladies it has been 5 days of hugs, kisses, tears ( lots of tears ) beautiful surprises and lots of holding the wee little baby.
Tomorrow I leave it all behind as I set out to go back to my normal hectic days of being MOMMY. (THE TITLE AND JOB I LOVE MOST IN THIS WORLD)

My littlest monkey Rang-Tang has had the hardest time with his mommy monkey being gone. But like any trooper he has been great.

I am so excited to hop on the plane and run into the waiting arms of my boys. smell their sweetness and feel their wet kisses on my cheeks.

I am however sad that it will be another 5 months before I see my beautiful sissy's and their sweet adorable kids.

So in honor of my last post in Washington and seeing how I am on my sissy's puter and have access to her photos I thought I would share a few. ( sorry only one posted, Not to good with laptops )

SO sit back, grab that drink and enjoy.
here is my beautiful sissy and her even more beautiful family.

there will be plenty posted tomorrow

Monday, October 19, 2009

Leading little ones to Know their Savior.

So I am up in Washington for the 1st time in 5 years. I have two nephews ( we will call them Mr. J and Mr. G ) they are 9 and 6, I also have a niece that is 7 we will call her (little Ms. R ) Now I am somewhat of a novelty to them all. Mr. J is the only one that really remembers me and so I'm like the new toy that they just got.

Well I have been telling them about the Lord and why it is so important to mind your mommy and daddy, that we should treat our mommies and daddies with respect and do as we are told.

Now I am no pro at being a mom, but I am proud to say that my boys are two very respectful boys (AT TIMES) they do have their days were I think. WHAT ON EARTH WERE THEY THINKING?

So I just ask that you all that read this help pray for my sisters and my nieces and nephews. I have seen on this trip that the Lord not only brought me here for my niece and nephew but for my beautiful older sister. She is going through a tough trial right now and needs all the prayers and she has been reading her younger sons bible. ( my family IE meaning my sisters never went to a church) So to be able to talk to my sissy about Jesus and helping her to understand things is like a total GIFT...

isn't it AMAZING how the Lord works? I came to Washington to see my Sissy's and new nephew and I am NOW helping my sister learn to live and Love the Lord ( baby steps )

Sissy I want you to Love yourself and know that its by the grace of God and ONLY by his grace that we are here.

I love you sissy and you know I am SOOOO PROUD of you and you are my inspiration. Keep looking towards the Light and know that the Lord is holding your hand each step of the way.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sweet Surprises

First off GOD IS GOOD.
Well I was given the opportunity to fly to Washington to surprise my big sister at her baby shower and see my new beautiful baby nephew. So its been hard keeping it a secret and not post on here my plans. ( in case my sissy read my blog )

So I flew out of Dallas on Saturday morning and arrived in Wa at 9:30am and spent all Saturday with an old friend and my other older sister. ( although she is standing over me telling me to type my FAVORITE sister ) hehehehe ( the one that managed to fly me out here )

So here it is Sunday at 1pm and she came in and hugged our Grammy and I walked up behind her. She turned around saw me and SCREAMED and grabbed me and hugged me.

One thing you need to understand, is I have not seen my sisters in 5 long years so it was a very emotional reunion.

SO as I was saying GOD IS GOOD...

This has been a very emotional day. lots of great happy tears and laughing.

I will post a bunch of great photos when I get back to Texas. But for the time being I AM ALIVE AND KICKING.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Funnies

So in case you were unaware today is Friday. Good, now that we got that out of the way I

thought I would make today be all about FUNNIES.... I want to hear all about your FUNNIES.

they can be embarrassing moments. Or something your kids said that was funny or something

you saw.

So I know that I am new to the whole Blog Frog and I have already made some great friends. So

this is your chance Great new friends to come out of the shadows of the LURKING LOOP man

of you have fallen into and Post your Funny... Come on don't be shy. We are all family here.

I will start out with a Funny.

Let me take you back to a time long ago, when I was younger, ALOT thinner,

immature-er-er(sp) and well just plain cuter.

I was 17 and a shift supervisor at our local DQ. ( ya-ya-ya You know your all jealous ) any who it

was summer and we happen to have a sundae sale going on. I was training a new gal on the

register, So I was having her ring folks up as I made her food. Well we were quite busy and me

being my spunky younger thinner self was quite fast at getting the desserts made. I was a Bad

Tush on the blizzard machine... Oh sorry I was daydreaming. where was I? Oh yes I was

making her food. No we were busy... Yeah that's it. We were busy.

so this man asks for a butterscotch sundae and she starts to ring him up.

( you all see where this is going? )

so it was customary to ask the customer if he wanted the works. so here I am in my crisp

chocolate splattered shift supervisor blouse and I say with my head held high.. in a confident

voice.

WOULD YOU LIKE WHIPPED CREAM ON YOUR NUTS?


Yes ladies and gentlemen I have just turned a family run business into a soft porn DQ....

Not realizing what I said until it was far to late. I apparently offended the customer

( not the man nest to him of course ) I excused myself from the front counter as fast as my little

tush could carry me.

So there you have it. That was my funny. Now its your turn.

Lets SPILL THE BEANS.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

DID YOU KNOW???? Thursday

Ok chippies its that day again. Sorry its a little late in the day, ( darn work getting in the way of my blogging. )
SO lets jump right in... to

DID YOU KNOW???? THURSDAY......
Did you know ...The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.
Did you know...Everett is the site of the world’s largest building, Boeing’s final assembly plant ( And I was the proud employee of store 151 ( at least I think that was the name of the store, this was many moons ago ) when I worked there. )
Did you know.....Washington is the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix (Seattle) and Bing Crosby (Tacoma).
Did you know....Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. ( this is gross on so many different levels. )
Did you know.....Their pink or reddish color comes from the algae, diatoms, and small crustaceans the birds eat ( forgive me if I already posted this )
Did you know.....Cows can have regional accents ( how on earth is this possible? has anyone heard a cow MOO with a Scottish accent? )
Did you know Mosquito's have 47 teeth. ( Finally this explains so much )
Ok folks that's all for today. Now remember as always feel free to leave your own
DID YOU KNOW....
One can never have to much useless knowledge in their head.

Blog Makeover and Reminder

Ok so I TRIED ( notice I said TRIED ) to re-do my blog into a 3 column blog, after messing it completely up and having all my fun stuff deleted, I threw in the white hankie wiped the tears from my eyes and said.

DARN YOU DUMB PUTER.....

So for the time being my blog is going to look plain and squished like it does now. For I have to run to work and work my 10 hour shift at the funnest place in town.

So If I get a chance to work on it today I will. But if not please bare with me and the not so pretty blog.

Oh and if any of you are feeling frisky and can some how Copy and paste the HTML code I need to use PLEASE BY ALL MEANS FEEL FREE.....

CHOW.....

PS. don't forget today is DID YOU KNOW THURSDAY... so later today I will be posting some Fascinating facts that all moms NEED to know ( not really its mainly useless stuff I have in my brain that makes me forget the important stuf like DON"T LEAVE CHILD AT HOME. )

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Calgone take me away

Ok this is going to be a short sweet one. ( as if I can say or type anything short )

I awoke with a BAD headache and I still need to take the boys to either the park or the childrens museum. So as for witty humor I really am plum out.

So I am just going to post a few links to some blogs I read this am and found to be either funny, or really neat.

http://katesworldbykate.blogspot.com/

http://fivecrookedhalos.blogspot.com/2009/10/another-note-to-self.html ( this particular post was funny and SOOOO true for most mommies

http://keeslerchaos.blogspot.com/ ( I think this mom had a great idea )

http://gallagherfam.blogspot.com/ ( this gal is just to cute and has far to much energy for having twins. SHE NEEDS TO BE COMMITTED. hehehe )

ok folks there is a few for you all to relish in. If you didn't make it on my list, its not cause I don't like you, Its these are the only few that I read and remembered reading.

Have a great day and enjoy that coffee for me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Its raining, Its pouring... the Old man is snoring.

He bumped his head and went to bed and couldn't get up in the morning....... Or how ever that song goes.

All I know is IT IS POURING DOWN AND MY YARD IS FLOODED.... ( I feel like I have lake front property...)


So all the excitement that has gone down. Lets see.....

My sister had her beautiful baby boy yesterday Welcome Ryder Wallace ( middle name is a family name )

I managed to work on Ryder's baby blanket.

Logan got his schoolwork done.

Oh and we had a COPPERHEAD SNAKE IN OUR LIVING ROOM....

Yes folks you read that right, Last night while zoning in front of the TV, Bijou started barking
( the barking is nothing new. He is a YAPPER )
We figured it was something he heard outside so we dismissed it and told him in not so nice terms to ZIP HIS MUZZLE... ( only later to realize he was trying to warn us about the snake, Now I don't speak dog but I imagine it would have sounded something like this.

(HEY LAZY PEOPLE THERE IS A SNAKE IN THE HOUSE... GET OFF YOUR RATHER LARGE BUTTOCKS AND KILL IT.... )

So about 45 min later Nolan got up to go refill his water or something, and he noticed the dogs and cats all gathered around the towel we had by the back door that we use to dry off muddy paws. Anywho he figured it was a bug. ( they all like to play with June bugs ) Anywho he lifted the towel to see a copperhead. YIKES!!!!

all I heard was
SNAKE!!!!!

Now if you know us. I am NOT afraid of snakes. Nolan is however. So I jump up and see its a copperhead so Instantly MOMMY BEAR MOOD KICKS IN.... ( Not afraid for my boys seeing how they are in the other end of the house. But my 4 legged babies were right there. )

I grab the phone like any brave mama bear and call our neighbors DAN and SUSAN...

Susan answers the phone to hear

COPPERHEAD IN THE LIVING ROOM.

She said OH MY THEIR ON THEIR WAY.... ( she didn't need to ask who it is seeing how we are the ONLY folks they know that seem to ATTRACT the darn things. )

So the snake slithers under the couch and I put on my flip flops
( for some reason I am convinced that my feet are well protected in flip flops )

and Nolan runs outta the house into the garage and come back with a big ol rake thingy. and it takes off to the brick fireplace ( STUPID MOVE SNAKE YOUR TRAPPED NOW ) all the while I am trying to get the darn cats to leave it alone. Koda was thrown outside Bijou being the ONLY smart one takes off to his crate. And the dumb cats are trying to play with the darn thing.

I get Narcissa by the tale and manage to lock her up. and Skittles the kitten is bound and determined to get the snake will not move, So I grab the only weapon I have. THE WATER BOTTLE.... and I SQUIRT..... SQUIRT.... SQUIRT..... ( see apparently SNAKES they are not afraid of But WATER... FORGETABOUTIT.... )

So we kill the snake. Actually Nolan kills the snake and gets it outside right as Dan and George show up to save the day with a gun.

Nolan was like WHERE YOU GOING TO SHOOT IT IN THE HOUSE? Dan said NO I was going to get it outside then shoot it. Thankfully there was no shooting.

But do you think ANY of us slept good last night?

AHHHH!!!!! as I have said in the past THERE IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT IN THE SKAINS HOUSE....

Monday, October 12, 2009

WELCOME BABY RYDER

Well My beautiful sister gave birth to her Little man this morning. Baby Ryder is 8 lbs and 1 oz and 19 in long.

He is SOOOO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL..... Of course I cried my eyes out when I saw him. ( yes I am a big ol SAP ) It's so hard living so far away from my sisters. I have not seen them in 5 years. It breaks my heart that they ( the kids ) don't know each other.

I just pray that I am able to see them soon.

Again I want to let tell everyone...

RYDER IS THE CUTEST LITTLE MAN....

( not nearly as cute as my monkeys were, but pretty darn close )

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I have a Funny for you all

What is the difference between the Bird Flu and the Swine Flu?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

HUGE SALE GOING ON

Ok so you all know ( or you should know by now ) that I sell the most amazing books ever
BAREFOOT BOOKS...
WELL I have a great sale going on as I TYPE..... 20% off your order PLUS free shipping on orders over $35... can you believe that???
So now mosey on over to the site and stock up on your CHRISTMAS GIFTS..... (GO ON... I SAID GET A MOVE ON..... DON"T MAKE ME HAVE TO POST MORE FUNNY AND WITTY THINGS.... I'LL DO IT I SWEAR.....)
Oh and to get that 20% off you will need to type in OCTSALE at check out.

Friday, October 9, 2009

And the Kitty WINNER IS.......

Ok with out further ado.... The winner of the NAME THAT KITTY is


JOY......

YEAH.... Joy.... Now If you could email me with your address I will get the gift card to you right away.

UNLESS this is the same Joy who's daughter is in My son Braedens Kindergarten class at Kids Kingdom then I can just give you the card on Tuesday.


Again thank you all that played and gave us great names.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Kitty Name winner

Ok lets start by saying I LOVED THE NAMES.

Pickles was my favorite but my youngest informed me that he would feel he needed to eat the cat if we named her that.

Cheetos's was my husbands favorite but again Brae said his eyes would play tricks on him and he would want to eat her.

so after discussions and trying all different names the final name is


SKITTLES.

Now just a FYI NO ONE picked that name. I know it shows my sister did but she didn't she asked what name the boys liked I said they mentioned Skittles so she posted it.

So since we didn't actually go with a name you all chose, what I have decided to do is write all your names on paper and draw a name from a hat.

SO if you posted a name and didn't leave your name I need you to email me and tell me what name you chose.

mskains76@yahoo.com

I will have the boys draw the name from the hat this weekend and post it.

I thank you all so much for your great idea's and hope to do another drawing in the near future.

DID YOU KNOW????? Thursday

Yep its that time again for
DID YOU KNOW????? Thursday
So lets jump right in..


Did you Know: that at 7:35 am Eastern time NASA is BOMBING the Moon?

Did you Know: That you can actually buy land on the moon. ( probably not a good idea, seeing how they are BOMBING IT...)

Did you Know: the Earth is not round; it is slightly pear-shape

Did you Know: The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets

Did you Know: The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula

Did you Know: People who chase after rare birds are called twitchers ( this is funny to me. I thought people who were on drugs were called this. )

Did you Know: The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy
For instance, 100 grams of cricket contains only 121 calories, less than half of beef. A cricket contains only 5,5 grams of fat, compared to 21,2g of beef. Beef contains more protein (23,5g - a cricket 12.9g) but the 100g of cricket also contains 5,1g of carbohydrates, 75,8 mg calcium, 185,3 mg phosphorous, 9,5 mg iron, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

So I guess eating bugs is a great DIET.


Did you Know: If a soup or stew is too salty, add raw cut potatoes. Discard them after they have cooked - they will have absorbed the salt.

Did you Know: In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere

Did you Know: Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. ( so basically all you folks out there with Large ears and Nose's are well.... SCREWED... Sorry )