Monday, March 31, 2008

You know you are a child of the 90's when....

The following turns you into a shrieking prepubescent girl. LOL

"Looks like the Today show's got the right stuff: All five original New Kids on the Block members – Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight – will appear together in the morning show's courtyard on April 4, a source tells PEOPLE.

After months of speculation, PEOPLE confirmed in January that the band is reuniting – just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit album Hangin' Tough. The group also recently updated its Web site, " Via

Sunday, March 30, 2008


We had a pretty stormy night, and an even more stormy morning. Our garage is flooded- and we have to check the windows for cracks because we got some fairly large hail last night, that kept slamming up against the windows. Largest I saw was about the size of a golf ball.
Aaron had to be at church this morning- but with the storms and the amount of rain, and the fact that the kids were up late, scared because of the storm. That it would be best for me to just stay home with the kiddos, rather than try to wrangle all four to get dressed on time- and go out in the pouring rain, and storms. Loud storms. My ears are still ringing from some of the claps of thunder.

Yesterday was Matthew's birthday party. It went really well. I got lots of cute pictures. I'll try to post them soon.

School is going well- I'm pulling high grades in both my classes. The biz is booming. We are super busy right now so I may be scarce for a while longer. This week I'll be prepping for a garage sale, next weekend we're having the garage sale, the following weekend I have two shoots on Friday, and then on Saturday am hoping to take the money I make at the garage sale and go to Tyler. There is a large children's consignment sale over there and the kids need clothes badly before vacation. The following weekend we're going to a concert at Lake Fork, then the Thursday after that we leave. Crazy business, but I love it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I am

Thank you Lisa for being such an awesome friend. I don't know what I would do without you.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Set 3

all the eggs my kids collected
Look what we found!
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Easter Set 2

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Easter Set 1

These might be a little out of order, but I'm just thankful to get them posted. Blogger is being a pain.
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Connor's Birthday Party

All the kids were fascinated with one card.
Aunt S forgot how to spell his name. lol See the ? where the o should be?
Singing Happy Birthday
Make a wish!
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Kids Speak...

Its about that time. :) Enjoy!

Connor: "I'm going to be a chef when I grow up. I'm going to open up my own restraunt and call it The Mexican Outback."
Sadie: "That sounds good"
Connor: "Yep, I'll feed my people Chinese food"

Connor: "Mommy I got a card from Pastor Jim! I don't think I've met him."
Sadie: "Oh, he's just the guy that stands up and talks in big church"


Grace: "I'm going to marry R when I grow up."
Aaron: "Does he have a say in this?"
Grace: "Nope, but when he gets older I'll tell him."

3 a.m.

Grace: "mommy! mommy! wake up!"
Me: "what?"
Grace: "What do kangaroos drink?"
Me: "huh?!?"
Grace: " What do kangaroos drink?"
Me: "water"
Grace: "Ok, night night"


Me: "Hey, Grace, who are you going to marry?"
Grace: "N"
Me: "Wait! What happened to R?"
Grace: "He said no, but he said he'll be my boyfriend"


Aaron: "Grace were you dreaming about Australia last night?"
Grace: "huh?"
Aaron: "Why did you need to know what kangaroos drink?"
Grace: "Cuz I didn't know"
Aaron: "Why was it important in the middle of the night?"
Grace: "Cuz I didn't know"


I hope you enjoyed this edition of Kids Speak. They crack me up! I know I chuckled even while putting these together for you.

Happy easter!

Friday, March 21, 2008

I want it

Good Morning

Happy Friday!

We've had a pretty good end of the week. The NWS did confirm a tornado touched down Tuesday night. EF1, so a small one- but a tornado nonetheless.
I'm going to be spending my day spring cleaning. Pulling stuff out for our garage sale in a couple of weeks. It sounds like its going to be a big one! Its the weekend before the consignment sale in Tyler- so I'm hoping to make enough to go over there and get the kids some spring/summer clothes. They all need clothes in a bad way before our trip.

I posted a couple new pictures of Connor on my photography blog.
I have a ton of editing to do tonight- I'll be sitting here editing pictures, and doing schoolwork.
I want to get all these pics from last weekend and yesterday edited before tomorrow morning- when I have another photoshoot.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Connor!!

Ok, the pics are out of order, lol but it won't let me re arrange them- so you get the drift. :) The first two should be the last two. lol


Last night got pretty hairy! We had some storms rolling through, I had open listening to the webcast. I was in the middle of schoolwork when it got very loud- branches, and stuff was hitting the window right by me, it was also hammering the back of the house.
I grabbed the kids and put them in the hall away from windows- we have some dying (or already dead) trees on the bedroom side of the house, that just scare me on windy days. Anyway, about the time that I got the older kids settled in the hall, I heard the meteorologist say the "T" word- and then the phone rang. It was a recorded Mark Scirto with a thundercall- Tornado warning. So I moved the kids into the tub, grabbed Matthew out of his bed and put him in there too. I remember making the comment to Aaron that the sirens hadn't gone off. I watched the radar as the storm moved off- and then let the kids out of the tub. Thankfully Matthew went right back to sleep- the older three on the other hand were so wound up again- I let them watch a movie on the floor in my room to calm down.

We did sustain some minor damage to the house- I haven't gone outside and walked around yet- so I don't know how much- but some of it is pretty obvious just from looking out the window.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patty's Day!

Blogger was a booger today. Blame it for your late St Pats wishes. :)

Today was also Matthew's last "first" holiday. :*( Made me kinda sad. lol
In ten days he'll be ONE!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm such a dork...

A couple of weeks ago I checked my business mail and found an email from Marisa Holmes
Being an avid blog stalker I was surprised! lol I had left a comment on her blog and she was just writing me thanking me. I saved the email by the way- yes, because I am a dork.

I made the comment to Aaron that this what normal people must feel when they get an autograph from a celebrity or something. lol

Anyway, fast forward to today, in my business communication class we've been discussing blogs. I know I love my blogs, but I was curious on a larger scale how effective a blog really is, so I emailed a photographer who's blog I stalk. I figured it would be a couple of days before I heard back - if I heard anything at all. In less than an hour I had an email in my inbox from [b]ecker!

I was very excited. LOL I'm feeling all twitterpated again.

So now you know, I am a great big huge dork. lol

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Speaking of Birthdays

Here is some of the stuff I have for Matthew's party. The party supplies are from Birthday Express.
I had his diaper cover and shirt custom painted by Tammy at Paint Me a Rainbow.
She was so sweet and threw in the painted bib as a little treat. :) Didn't she do a great job???

In 8 short days...

This little guy will be 6. I have such a hard time with 6. I'm not sure why. I cried when Sadie turned 6. Maybe its a good thing- my being sad about Connor turning 6 is overshadowing the sad I feel about Matthew turning 1.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Germs germs everywhere!

Oh what a weekend. Saturday found Sadie doubled over in pain again- so she ended up in the ER. Xrays came back and the poor things colon is packed full of stool. :( No wonder she is in so much pain. So we're working on taking care of that.

Matthew finished his antibiotics for his ear infections on Thursday. Saturday night he was up crying, pulling at his ears, and not wanting to sleep. Aaron ran up to the store and bought some earache drops, and they seemed to help- so I'm guessing his ear infections are back. I'm looking forward to Friday- we're keeping the van and are going to be able to go to the chiro.

Yesterday after church, I lay down for a nap- when I woke up, Grace was asleep on the couch, which is unusual for her. I woke her up and she started crying, saying her head hurt. She felt warm, so I gave her some tylenol and let her lay back on the couch. She fell right back asleep.
She woke up around 4 and was playing just fine- so when I put them to bed around 8, I really expected her to give us some trouble, and not want to go to sleep. However, she went right to sleep, but woke up crying about 45 minutes later- her head hurt and she had spiked a fever to 102. 5. She did throw up a little bit, but that really didn't seem to be her main problem- she mostly complained about her head. I gave her some motrin and a cool rag for her head and had her lay on our floor.

I'm still coughing and wheezing although I feel fine. Knock on wood, Connor and Aaron seem perfectly healthy.

I'll be spending this week getting ready for Connor's birthday party. He's having a Transformers party. I wanna know what happened to my little boy! When did he get so big? :( I have a hard time with 6. It sounds so old all of a sudden. Of course, he's all excited about it.

I took him to the park for a little mini photo session yesterday because it was so pretty. I'll post those when I get them edited.

For now, it appears that Matthew has fallen back asleep finally- so I'm going to try and get some more shut eye before having to be up for the day.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Sadie's Snowman

Third Set

More Snow Pictures

Snow Day!

I took a ton of pics so stay tuned for more.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Its Thursday!

Happy Thursday morning! Hope your week is going well.
I had a very productive day yesterday. Hoping for more of the same today.

I made these for dessert last night- and Oh. My. Word! They are delicious- and very very easy!

Today is the last day of my student workshop. Monday starts my first two classes.
Contemporary Business Communication and Skills for learning in an information age.
I have to say I am very very nervous. I downloaded my syllabuses (syllabi?) , spoke with my academic counselor and everything. Its feeling very real right now. Part of me is wondering what I got myself into. LOL

Just a note- pray for Sadie. The dr won't refil her stomach meds without seeing her, and we can't afford to take her in until the end of next week. She's in so much pain. Last night she just lay and cry because her stomach and chest was hurting. Normally it wouldn't be such a big deal to take her, but with me being sick, that dr visit and meds (which even with insurance cost an arm and a leg) all of our money is going into the gas tank.

Which brings me to another prayer request- there is a possibility Aaron could carpool with someone at work. That would be such a HUGE blessing. Please pray that it will work out.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Family Pictures

Recently we met a friend at the daffodil gardens and she took our family pictures. She has a couple posted as a sneak peak. :) Go take a look here.

I feel good!

And its about time! I started antibiotics on Saturday- and today is the first day that I can say "I feel good" Now of course its time to pick up the pieces. My house is a wreck! I'm starting on the kitchen as it is the worst.

I got a very sweet package today. One of the mamas from the ads board I post on sent me a package from
Pink Sugar bubble bath, three facial masks, and the owner of the site, Pamela, threw in a white tea and ginger sugar scrub. YUM! It was such a nice suprise!

Matthew's birthday party supplies will be here tomorrow, and hopefully his shirt and diaper cover as well. I can't believe my baby is almost 1!!!

Anyway, my messy kitchen awaits- I'll never be so glad to be able to stand and wash dishes. lol

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