Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I spoke all too soon the other day when I said I was back :( As soon as I said it that very same day my internet went down. I think the internet Gods are out to get me or something. I can still get my email on my phone which makes it a little better but it is impossible to truly blog and read others on here. It's very interesting even posting this on here :) so I'm here and as soon as the insane people can fix my internet I will be one very happy woman!



Friday, April 16, 2010

5 Question Friday

It's been so long since I've done a 5 question friday so I'm excited for this week. I feel like I'm finally back in the game now with blogging and I refuse to get behind again!!!!!!

Head over to Mama M's to play along too!!!

1. What words do you use on your blog/online that you don't use in real life?

I must be a little slow this morning because I really had to think about this. I obviously don't walk around town saying LOL or JK or anything like that because well that would just be creepy but other than that I think I'm pretty true to everything else on here.

2. Do you still write checks?

I do. Now I don't do it in stores while I'm shopping but I write them to the school a good bit for the kids and some bills I can't pay online I write them also. So much easier to just do things online though. I'm one of those that wishes everything could be done online-somedays I don't want to interact or talk to anyone. Shop for everything online/all service online...blah blah blah. I'm crazy I know but by the end of the day dealing with the kids sometimes I don't want to have to deal with anything else!

3. Who was your favorite President and why?

This would almost be a better question if it was who wasn't your favorite President. Reagan was president when I was born(I believe)*t that's horrible that I don't remember and could be wrong about that. (don't tell anyone!) Then we had clinton (who I couldn't stand)though at the time I was too young to understand the politics of it. Next was Bush and now Obama. I can't say I just love any of them yet here we are.

4. Are you a yeller?

I am. It's a downfall of mine, I know. I'll blame it on my dad though because he's a loud person :) Really though I lose my temper easily(I'll blame that on my dad too :) so I yell much too often. Often times you have to yell for my kids to even hear you when they're being wild otherwise you'd sit there and talk calmly all day while they're fighting.

5. Have you ever dumpster dived?

I can't say I've ever done this. Now I have had to go through my trash looking for something and that was just uber nasty!!!! I'll pass on the big dumpster though!! I truly think I can say my life is fulfilled without it.



Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easter Frustration

All I wanted was one good picture-really is that too much to ask. Noone really wanted to cooperate. First it was the sun and we had to turn around and then it was just the fact that the sun was even out that the kids didn't like. Outtake after outtake after outtake. Frustration and yet a semi acceptable final product. Guess I'll have to take what I can get even if my kids absolutely didn't want to give it to me. Really it shouldn't be so hard to get a picture of your children-someone should find a remedy for that and they might be a millionaire!

Allie look at me,Lucas open your eyes,Caleb eyes at the camera. Come on now-one picture is all I ask!

Allie hands down,Caleb and Jacob look at me,Lucas open your eyes!

Jacob look at me,Allie sit still,Lucas OPEN your eyes!

Jacob and Lucas OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

Final semi acceptable product. I swear-one day they'll cooperate I hope!



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I know today is Wordless Wednesday but mine will have a few words because this has just become my favorite picture of all times!



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Catch Up

I know I said I was back and would be catching up and look what has happened. I'm still behind and haven't been here everyday. I can't wait to get back into things-I absolutely HATE being behind!!!!!!

Our kitchen is still not completely done though we are much closer than we were a week ago. The countertops FINALLY came in yesterday and were installed however the water left when the countertops came. We thought they would put the faucet back on when they came and took the other out and they didn't so we had to get that done on our own. Not to mention that in order to get the water shut off they had to do it at the water heater therefore all hot water was gone until about 9 pm last night. It was definitely a rush after baseball to eat and get baths/showers at the very last second. Half of the sink still has a hole in it because the garbage disposal can't be put back in until tonight because it's an undermount sink so we had to wait 24 hours. Can't wait until it's all done!!!! Hopefully we're in the home stretch now though.

As far as Allie's hair-it is going to remain clipped for now even if she eats me out of house and home keeping up with them :) I talked to the hairdresser again and said unless we wanted her to have bangs and to keep up with trimming them then we should just let it continue to grow right now. It's almost where we can put it behind her ear right now so I'm hoping that comes soon. I swear I'll be back in this one day-I'm going to catch up if it kills me. LOL



Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Hair Dilemma

I'm reaching out to my peeps here for answers :) David and I have had an ongoing argument about Allie's hair for probably the better part of the last year. Her hair constantly falls in her eyes-it's impossible to keep it out of her eyes unless I put a pigtail up on top or I use a clip. Problem is most of  the time she pulls the clip out and I have to put it back in probably 6-7 times a day. I can't count the number of clips we've lost-good thing they're not expensive!!!! She has beautiful bows but I'm too scared to put them in her hair because who knows where they'd end up and I don't want to take the chance of losing them.

Here's 2 of her unclipped-of course her hair is longer now and a little worse but you get the idea.

This is probably the most recent one I have of her hair in her eyes.

So onto the argument-David thinks we should trim her hair so that it doesn't fall into her eyes. I think it defeats the purpose. I'm trying to get it all to one length and if we trim it then we're going to be back where we are right now in a matter of months again. I asked the girl that cuts the boys hair and she says to wait because her hair hasn't even finished filling in yet from when she was a baby-says girls don't usually get their first haircut until they're between 2-3. David doesn't want to listen to that though-he wants it cut!!

And my clipping tries-they stay put for a while and I redo it even when she takes them out. :)

I refuse to get in the position that I have to keep her hair short-even if it means going through a year or more of having to put up with it in her face and keeping up with clips. So here come you guys-all of you out there with girls what should I do. I've never had to figure out girls hair before other than my own and my boys never had this issue :)



Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Yes it's me and No I'm not dead. Though I have felt that way more times than I can count over these last several weeks. I quickly found out with the kitchen being remodeled and having a house that looked like a tornado had blown through that I could not keep up with blogging and you know me-when I can't keep up with it I stress about it so I just gave up the fight for a while. You'd figure since I'm back that must mean our kitchen is complete,right? NOT - nope - no way - no how. We're still utilizing plywood with a cheap redneck $5 tablecloth tacked down as our countertop. The countertop people obviously don't feel that it is as important to get them down as we do so we're still waiting. It's been delayed several times, this latest one because of the Easter holiday and shipping so we're now waiting on next Monday to come.

For now here's current kitchen pictures for your viewing pleasure :)

This is the way my living room looked for about 2 weeks while we were in the thick of the remodel. Imagine 7 people trying to get around in here. It was INSANE!

New cabinets up and things beginning to take shape. Old countertop still up with sink but everything else gone.

Love how much more room it gave us by pushing cabinets out 2 feet!!!! Such a difference bc now people can actually walk in the kitchen now while I'm cooking without me feeling like they're right on top of me.

New paint color.

And finally, the tile. We had to take every single one of these stickers off and the goo. Lord what a mess what was!

I'm bound and determined to get back into the blogging world though. I've missed everyone so much! Seems like over the past few months it's always been something. I take a break - get back into it - take a break - get back into it again so now my ultimate goal is to not have to take a break again :) I'll probably never catch up completely but I'll be browsing around and slowly catching up with everyone. Spring break is over today and it's the kids first day back at school. I'm surprisingly sad to see them leave again - I got used to having them home and especially loved not having to worry about the 8 pm bedtime every night. I found things were so much easier when we didn't have that time looming over our heads. It is only a short 30 something days before summer though I should probably enjoy them being gone while I can because once June gets here I'm sure they'll be driving me crazy!