Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's almost the New Year!!!

It's about that time and boy where has the time went?!! It seems the older I get the quicker the years go by!! Does anyone else feel that way, or is it just me?! I can remember being a teenager and it seemed like forever before I was 18 and then 21, but after that I couldn't tell you where the years went! I figured it would be a good time to set myself a few New Year's Resolutions, so here I go!!

1. Lose 30-40lbs!! I've been needing to do this for awhile now and couldn't find the motivation! Well, I have it now, and actually started on this venture 3 days ago!! I also haven't had a Coke in 3 days and I used to drink at least 5 a day! Wow! I never thought I could do it, but amazingly it hasn't been too hard! I am taking Hydroxcut too, because I'm not so good at the diet thing on my own. I'll start posting weekly on my weight loss! Wish me luck!

2. Exercise!! I also started this when I started the weight loss kick, so I plan to stick with it! My body aches all over, but I know it will be worth it in the end!

3. Get a camera!! I don't have a working one at the moment and I hate not being able to take pics of the kiddos!

4. Along with number 3: Take more pictures of my kids!!

5. Have a closer relationship with God in every shape, form, and fashion!

6. Catch up on my debts! After not working for so long, I have a lot of money owed and bills to pay, not to mention a whole lot of student loan to pay off!

7. Spend more one on one time with my kids! I rarely get the chance to spend quality time with each of my four kids, and I want that to change. So, I plan to do whatever it takes to accomplish this! Each kid deserves some Mommy and me time in my opinion!

8. Post more on my blog! I tend to slack on the posts and I would like to get to posting more frequently.

That's it for now! I might think of more later. Stay tuned...

Oh yea, and by the way, my 29th birthday is Saturday and its kind of weirded me out being so close to 30, but oh well, it's a part of life! I did get a scanner/printer for Christmas, so hopefully I will get some of my baby pics scanned and put on my computer so I can post about my birthday!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

We're done!!

We went to my mom's house last night to open presents with them. The kids and me got a bunch of goodies! We ate steak and shrimp! Yum!! Today we went back to my mom's for Christmas with my grandparents and my aunts and uncles and cousins on my dad's side of the family! We had a slight hold up, because my mom called me at about 1:00 pm telling me that she was taking my dad to the emergency room because he was in so much pain that he could hardly stand up! I knew it was bad if my dad was willing to go to the ER, because you rarely even know when he's sick, because he fights it and hides it well. My mom had me call the rest of my family to tell them that we may have to delay for awhile. So, I did and then I went to check on my dad. It ended up being a kidney stone! I've never had one, but I've heard they hurt pretty bad. He got some pain medicine and they ran some fluid through an IV and sent him on his way. So, he was a little loopy for the company, but at least he wasn't in pain anymore. Since I don't have a camera that works, I have to wait for my sister, my mom, my aunt, and my grandparents to send me some of the pics they took. But here are a couple that my Aunt did send me tonight! I love Kadie in her little "Santa baby" outfit! Kennedie doesn't feel good and hasn't the last couple of days, so she wasn't her normal cheerful self. But at least she was smiling a little. The girls are both asleep already and me and the boys are about to watch one of their movies they got for Christmas!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day! I know I did! Merry Christmas to everyone!! Love ya'll!!



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Monday, December 22, 2008

What I've been up to...

Friday, I managed to go to all 4 of the kids Christmas parties!! Trenton's started at 9:30, so I went there first stayed awhile, and then Me and him went to Stratton's party at 10:00. After his party, me and the boys went home for a little while and then we were off to Kennedie's party at 1:00. She got to see Santa Claus and then we were off again to Kadence's party at 1:30! I was wore out after all that and we went home! It was busy, but a lot of fun!

Saturday, My mom and dad took the boys to the state capital to see the lights and they went shopping. They had a lot of fun! Me and the girls stayed at home and relaxed!

Sunday, we went to church and the kids put on a play for Christmas! It was so cute!

And besides that, we haven't done much of anything else, but sit around the house and try to stay warm! It's finally cold here after the 70 degree weather we just had a few days ago! Now it's in the 20's! That's so crazy when the weather flip flops so drastically like that!

The kids are getting more and more anxious about Christmas! A lot of you have asked when I start my new job. Well, I go in on the Jan. 2nd for paperwork and training and then I start on the 5th! I'm so excited!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thank the LORD!!

I got offered the job I interviewed for!!! Yay!! Woo hoo! I'm so excited!! It's not as much pay as I wanted, but it's pay and it's the same hours that my kids are in school, so no after school care! That will save me money there, so I think it will even out! Plus, I will finally have experience that I can put down in the future! But, I may just like it so much that I'll want to stay!! Thank you all so much for the prayers!!! God is GREAT!!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Stratton!

Today is my oldest son's birthday! He's 9 today! Wow, They sure do grow up quick! Stratton is my very shy child. He can also be quick tempered, but usually just at home. I wanted a boy so bad when I found out I was pregnant with him! I was so excited when I found out that he was a boy!

On December 15, 1999, at 2:15 am, after 17 1/2 hours of labor, I finally gave birth to my first baby! He was 8 lbs 10 ozs and 21 1/2 inches long. He had beautiful skin, a perfect round head, and the sweetest little chubby face I'd ever seen! I was so in love with this baby! He was perfect! Big, healthy, blonde haired, blue-eyed and beautiful!

Stratton has always been a pretty good kid. Of course he had his moments, but they all do, don't they?! When he started Kindergarten, he struggled with school work for awhile. He slowly started catching up and this year, he made the honor roll! I was so proud of him. He loves to read, play video games, play sports, and fight with his brother. He's growing way too fast and growing out of all his clothes!

Here are some older pictures of Stratton. I got Shelley to scan the ones she had, so I could post him. Of course the newest one is on my side bar! Enjoy!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Right Answer

I had a lot good guesses on what my 3rd grader got in trouble for at school...kissing girls, talking, firearms violation(crazy Dean..lol), fighting...But no one got it right! So, here's what he did...as embarassing as it was to hear..He peed behind a tree on the playground at recess! When I asked him why he did that, he said that he was afraid to ask to go inside because he thought they wouldn't let him! He wouldn't have got caught, but one little boy saw him walk behind the tree and saw what he was doing. He told the teacher, and she even went and checked for a wet spot, because she never thought he would do something like that!!! I tried to explain to him that doing that is NOT appropriate at school! In our own backyard, yea, but NOT at SCHOOL!!! I also told him that I was sure they would let him go inside to use the bathroom if it was an emergency like that, so to please ASK next time!!! I guess it could've always been worse?!!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 days at the Lil Peanut Patch

Go here to check out The Lil peanut patch! They are having a 12 days of Christmas giveaway will tons of cute stuff! But it ends soon, so if you want to enter, you better hurry!!


Asking for Prayers again!

OK, I know you are all probably tired of me asking for prayers with the job thing, but hopefully soon I will have a job and won't have to ask anymore!

I got a call this morning about one of the million(just 4 actually) jobs I applied for and I have an interview Monday at 1:00! Maybe this time I will get the job, but who knows?!! I believe it will be less pay than I actually want, but we all know how long I've been looking for a job, so I would take it regardless right now! I need to have some experience down for future job opportunities that come my way!

As far as the kids go: Everyone is well, for now, and no more trips to the doctor either! Kadie has a runny nose, but she keeps one of those most of the time, so it's nothing new! Oh yea, and you'll never guess what my 3RD grader got in trouble for in school the other day?!! And guess what? I'm not telling yet! I want to see if anyone can guess! It will be interesting to see what people come up with! Keep in mind, that this is my extremely shy child who only gets in trouble once in a blue moon! With that being said...GUESS AWAY!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

100 things

This looked like an interesting thing to try out! But reading over these...I haven't done much! I need to get busy!!

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to DisneyWorld
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Pari
s51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day


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If I were to win this great package, I would keep a computer for myself because mine is going way downhill! But I would share most of the rest of it! I like to help people who are in need of great products like these! I would check through my community and see if any of the local children's homes are in need of any of these great products first. Then if they do not, I would share them with my family and friends who I know could use some of this! I would love to win this to share with others and of course some for myself as well! So check it out! The giveaways don't last long, so hurry!!


Monday, December 8, 2008


Am I the only one who has a loss of words at times?! Well, that's what's been up with me here lately. I have millions of thoughts running through this brain of mine, but can't seem to find the words to write one simple post! What's wrong with me people?!! I have so many things to be Thankful for like my family, my friends online and offline, electricity, water, food, internet, and most of all GOD! But of course I also have a nice run of not so good things like no job, no extra money for Christmas(another year..ugh!), all my files, and yes I mean ALL, including all my pictures that were on my computer are GONE! I was a bad mama and didn't have very many pics of my baby girl printed, but I thought Well, I have them on my computer, so I can print them later! BAD, BAD, BAD, idea!!! Now they are all gone!! Many videos...GONE! Along with thousands of other pictures of my family and friends! Hopefully some of my family and friends saved the ones I emailed a long time ago!

Ok....Enough of the sob story..sorry ya'll, didn't mean to dip into all that in detail and all, but it's frustrating! I've always heard that when you start to walk closer with Christ that things tend to get worse before they get better! Well, I believe it! But I know that things could always be SO MUCH WORSE than they are now! I've just got to be patient and God will map out HIS plan for me! Sometimes I just wonder if I'm just getting what I deserve for all the years that I didn't think about God first and all the years I didn't pray, go to church, read scripture, and so on and so on.
As I was reading through scripture, I stumbled upon this passage and it really spoke to me.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9,10


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Doctor's Visit

O.K., First, last week Kadence had a horrible rash, which from previous experience, I thought was a strep rash. Kennedie had the same rash a while back and that's what it was. Before that, I had no clue that you could get a rash from Strep and I also had no clue that a kid could have strep and it not be the typical strep throat! I know I should've known these things after 4 kids, but it had never happened before, so I didn't.

Back to my story...When I took Kadence to the Dr., her strep test was negative and he said that the rash was just a reaction to her body fighting off some sort of infection. So she got some medicine and we went on with our lives.

Well, Saturday night, Kennedie began to get a rash on her chest, and Sunday and Monday, it had quickly spread all over her entire body..scalp and all! And her's itches!! So, today, I decided I might better go get it checked out.

Sure enough, she had strep. The Doctor suggested a shot, which I agreed, and we waited for the nurse to come administer the shot. When she came in, she told Kennedie that she would give her the shot in her butt. Kennedie quickly responded and said, "NO, In my leg!" And preceded to pull her pants leg up. The Nurse said, "I have to do it in a big muscle". Kennedie said, "NO, My arm!" Finally I convinced her that she had to have it in her butt, so we laid her on her belly and she did quite well, with only a few whimpers. We got her a sucker and off we went.

On the way to the van, I said, "That hurt a little, huh, Kennedie?" And she quickly said, "No, Mama, It hurt BIG!" It was really quite amusing to me! (not to her though!) Then we went to Fred's pharamacy to get the prescriptions and she decided to tell everyone we saw that she got a shot in her butt and got a bandaid on it! My little girl is NOT shy in the least bit! She's sleeping now, and hopefully will be fine soon. I just thought I would share my day with you all!


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I enjoy reading other people's blogs, and I love getting comments from my readers! I just got a job and I'll update as I get more into the job scene! I am working hard to improve my daily walk with Christ, and gets lots of guidance in doing so from my church family and friends. Please feel free to "follow" me on my blog, to check out the happenings of my day to day life as a mom to 4!

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