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 )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Memories being made

So we begin out journey at the fair. Well actually we start weeks before the fair.
Nolan made the comment that he had never been to the Texas State fair. And since we like to keep our children as deprived as possible ( hehehehe )
they too had never been to a fair. ( not true. Logan went to the HOT fair when we first moved here )

So I being the Big Kahuna and the boss ( LOVE YOU HONEY ) decided that WE ARE GOING TO THE STATE FAIR.... we are going to ride the rides, play the games, eat all the fattening greasy fair food, and shop all the exhibits.

( we did ride a few rides, the boys did play a few games, we LOOKED at the exhibits and did eat a bit, but with the price of stuff it was WOW... )

So Nolan being the greatest daddy of all time took Monday and Tuesday off on Vacation.
so back to our story, kids.


Monday we planned ( notice I said PLANNED ) to get up and be outta the house by 7, then that changed to 9 and in reality it was 10 when we actually got out of the house.

So we drive the 1 1/2 hours up to Dallas and find the fair. we park and we WALK.... and WALK.... and WALK... until we finally make it to the entrance.

Quick question.... DID YOU ALL KNOW THEY PASS YOU THROUGH A METAL DETECTOR TO GO TO THE FAIR?

(again like I said its been Years since we have been Man its sad when you have to pass through one to go to a fair.)

Anywho. the fair was HUGE and well HUGE... we had these grand plans to do this and that and alittle more this and well we didn't do any of the THAT.... could not find half the stuff. YES IT WAS THAT BIG... and with a tired Rang-Tang ( AKA Brae, we did have a stroller ) but when he gets tired he gets cranky and if you all have not had the pleasure of experiencing a tired cranky Rant-Tank Touie then you have NO idea how bad it is.

we decided to go to the midway and let the kids play a few games. So now here comes the part in the story were you all get to look at pictures. So sit back grab a cup of coffee and enjoy..



We start the tour with Nolan and the boys posing in front of a old timer carriage.



Now here is the boys posing with a cool pumpkin that some knuckle head had the patience to carve. COOL HUH?


Now this is REALLY freaky. Weather its an optical illusion or real It was BIZARRE... When Nolan went to snap the photo, he told Nolan.
SIR YOU NEED TO STEP BACK A LITTLE TO GET THE FULL BODY SHOT... he was funny, and did I mention FREAKISH?


Here is Brae and Logan on one of the kiddy rides. YEAH.... THAT'S RIGHT TALIBAN BE AFRAID ... THESE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION FIGHTER PILOTS. hehehehe

HELP WE ARE STUCK IN THE HOUSE OF GLASS!!!!!

Brae on his viking boat channeling Lief Erickson...

Yep that's Mommy ( ME ) and Logan. Now Logan had tried to get on another ride only to scare himself silly. So I kinda Made him go on this with me to show him they were safe and fun. BIG MISTAKE.... he started out ok then ended the ride in tears and declared... I AM NEVER GOING ON A SCARY RIDE AGAIN!!... and decide right then and there that the ONLY fun ride is a little SLOW kiddy ride.

So here he is with brae on another SLOW FUN RIDE....

And on to the coolest Marry-Go-Round ever...

YEEEEE-----HAWWWW!!!!! RIDE EM RANG-TANG-TOUIE..

Logan's turn to RIDE EM COWBOY.....

And this is were Brae declared.... THERE AINT NO RIDE WORTH RIDING UNLESS I CAN SCARE THE CRAP OUTTA MOMMY AND PIDDLE MYSELF.....


So here he is with Mommy on a mini roller coaster, but still scary enough to freak ME OUT... PLEASE RIDE END!!!!

And Brae scaring the pants of Mommy one more time....

YEP!!!! still freaking mommy out.

Now kids this is were we start winding down our tour.


And the last photo of the day before we declare its TIME TO GO HOME....
Logan and Brae posing with BIG TEX....

So this kids was the story of Making memories with the boys....

I not encourage you all to go out and make your own memories.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wanted to give you all a treat.. ( cause your soooo special )

So I was at my friends house yesterday, ( yes I actually have a real life friend ) and she was showing me a few blogs she follows cause I was giving her grief about not having mine in her favorites list and not having me as her first. ( tisk-tisk )

Anywho she showed me this one blog and OH MY GOODNESS.... It was like THE BEST TASTING CHOCOLATE CAKE YOU WILL EVER PUT IN YOUR MOUTH... it was THAT GOOD!!!!!

This blog is not an actual blog but a blog that someone takes the time to search all the blogs to find great crafts and DIY projects and just posts the links to these blogs.

AMAZING HUH???? ( Ya'All know you just piddled yourself with excitement )

so here it is... the Crem De La Crem.. The Big Kahuna

http://www.oneprettything.com/

Can you all hear the AHHHHHH and the light shining down on the link? It's like a little bit a heaven here on earth....

And I also want to give a Shout out to my Big sis ( yes the one that gave me the Amazing Pulled Pork recipe )

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY PULLED PORK RECIPE, GIVING BIG SISTER......... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU!!!!!
( notice I did brown since pork is brownish )

Friday, October 2, 2009

Just my 2 cents worth

Ok so I was thinking of something to type about and my brain was BLANK. ( which is nothing new ) its either full of useless info or blank. ( FYI my brain is a SCARY PLACE )

So like I said I was trying to think of something, anything to write and could not come up with anything. So I went to check my email and I had a email from N-style ID's. And it got me thinking. How many folks wear ID bracelets now days?

My son Braeden and I have to wear them we are both highly allergic to meds and my son has asthma.

I have bought our ID bracelets from www.N-StyleID.com. Because 1 they were the cheapest and 2 I loved their kids bands and the large variety they have.

I strongly encourage folks out there that should have one and DON"T to go get one. They could really save your life.

FOR EXAMPLE.....

about 6 or 7 years ago I had tore my rotator cuff and was going in for surgery. I knew at the time what I was allergic to. Anceft is a big one. I am deathly allergic to it. I did not have a ID bracelet and had not mentioned it to the nurse. ( why would I? I was having surgery not sick. ) Low and behold right after she gave me the neck block she was getting ready to put something in my IV and stopped and asked.

ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO ANY ANTIBIOTIC?

I said yes. she said WHAT? I told her and she said, OH GOOD THING YOU TOLD ME, Thats WHAT I WAS JUST GOING TO PUT IN YOUR IV.....

SO like I said GET ONE... they could save your life.

Ok I'm done preaching for now...

Quick question..

HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE TOOTSIE ROLL TOOTSIE POP???

Thursday, October 1, 2009

DID YOU KNOW....... THURSDAY'S

Ok since I started the blog back up I decided it needed some fun things. So from now on Thursdays will be known as

DID YOU KNOW....THURSDAYS
So on Thursdays I will post little tidbits of information that EVERYONE should know. hehehe
Just trying to take up some more space in your brains.
OK now on to the fun stuff.

Did you know
In Northern Thailand = Giant water bugs served with chili and sticky rice is a tasty treat?
The only NATIVE mammal in Iceland is the Artic Fox. All the others were imported.
There is an estimated 700,500.000,000,000,000,000 grains of sand in the world
The chemist who invented the periodic table figured out and patented the official formula for Russian vodka? Thanks to Dmitri Mendeleyev you can enjoy that Martini.
Brazil has the best soccer team in the world-it is the only country to have qualified for EVERY world cup
Teenagers have higher levels of a hormone called melatonin in the mornings than young children and adults, which makes it harder forthem to wake up....( this explains SOO much )
So there you have it. I hope you found this info to be of great use to you. And remember the next time you drink that Apple Martini you give thanks to dear old Dmitri..
and No more complaining that your teenager won't get up. He/She has a legitimate reason now.