Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well time flies as you might know! I created a web page a few years back before I had heard about blogging! It was too much work and I didn't keep it up, but I wanted to post it here because evidently they are taking them all down and switching to a new server where you can drag and drop or something fancy! But I did this the old fashioned way (html, ftp). Some of the pics look all grainy because they were taken with an older digital camera. But there are some good ones and you can see my PJ's curly hair from when he was a baby and how he used to be so chubby!
I know some of you have seen this before but if you haven't or want to look again it's right here! Maybe I'll put a link on the side too!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Well it's been about a week since I've posted! Funny to say that seeing how that seems like a long time, but not too long ago I was doing good to post once a week! Well of course life has been keeping me from blogging! We had a great Christmas! It was not over the top and we didn't have any HUGE events, which was nice. The kids got some stuff that they didn't really need (and a few things they did) and we got to enjoy some time with our close relatives! My grandma broke her hip two weeks ago and was in the hospital for a few days, then a rehab facility but made it home before Christmas! Praise the Lord!

My sister and her kids came back down for a visit to see my Grandma, so we had unexpectedly got to spend some time with her the past couple of days!

I have to tell you one of the 'kids' presents was a Wii from the in-laws, however my hubby and me have played it as much or more than them! I've got to stick a few pictures in so here's one my two older ones opening presents with their 15 year old uncle. He's a good uncle, always plays with them when we visit and doesn't complain too much when they won't stop attacking him!

And here is a shot that my husband and father-in-law thought would be great! I have a very similar shot of Blondie when he was about this age (that time encouraged by my husband and dad), I'm going to have to go dig out! Of course the bottle was cold, hence the look on his face!

Now I'm off to bed, so I can wake up in the morning! Don't worry my baby is not actually drinking beer! MORE pictures coming soon!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Teaser Tuesdays

This is only my second time posting one of these, but my book today is a book that someone posted a recommendation on! And I can't remember who or if it was a Tuesday Teaser or not, so if it was you(or you know who) kindly let me know so I can give them credit!

The book is The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne
This was an easy, fast read that I felt was pretty uplifting! It was nice reading a Christmas Novel!

From page 5

"As with many Christmas stories, mine began on Santa's lap. But this was no ordinary Santa and he had anything but an ordinary lap."

No click on the logo to go find more Teaser Tuesdays at Should Be Reading!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Me Monday

It's time for Not Me Monday again! Time to tell be brutally honest and tell all about what you've done or 'not done' this week! To see more Not Me Monday's click on the big picture above to go to MckMama's!
I sure didn't forget it was even Monday since my kids are out of school, I mean my husband still went to work this morning, so how could I forget it was Monday? Uh yeah I didn't!
And I'm not wondering why my computer underlines in RED all of my contractions, I'm not completely questioning if 'didn't' is even a word and I surely didn't go look it up, that's silly!
My little curly head would not eat his dinner last night, not even taste one bite of his spaghetti, so he went w/out his advent chocolate and of course we did not say that he couldn't eat anything else besides spaghetti! He did then not wake up this morning throwing up and I'm not feeling totally guilty for being so hard on him last night!
And Sissy is not sitting on the couch saying she's sick (in a pitiful voice) because she's coughing, because if she was I would surely not say "your fine" because she is playing around, showing off and eating!
And I'm not writing about stuff that is going on this morning because I can't remember anything else to tell you! And I'm not trying to think of some reason to throw in a picture! Ya know like the fact that I never let my baby play with remote controls and for some reason we don't have more remotes than we do items to use them for!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Memorizing Scripture

Well I was just catching up over at Bring the Rain and read this entry, I truly need to spend more time memorizing scripture. I've not memorized many new scriptures in awhile, so reading her post is a prompt for me to "hide his word in my heart". She started on the 14th and is memorizing Psalm 139 by January 1st! So I need to catch up a little, but am ready to start! Anyone else doing this or want to join in? Check out Angie's blog if you want more details.

Psalm 139 (NIV)

1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me 2You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.

5You hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

Well I've been wanting to join in on this for a few weeks, so without further delay......
A song that I really love is My Jesus by Todd Agnew
It just makes me feel like Jesus is so real and not of this world. It reminds me not to be judgmental(as I often tend to be) and that the way the world thinks is not the way of Christ! So if you haven't heard take a listen. For more Then Sings My Soul Saturdays visit Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders! And she's having a CD giveaway too!

And in case you don't want to click... here are the lyrics
Which Jesus do you follow?
Which Jesus do you serve?
If Ephesians says to imitate Christ
Then why do you look so much like the world?

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the arrogant
So which one do you want to be?

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Or do we pray to be blessed with the wealth of this land
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Or do we ache for another taste of this world of shifting sand

Cause my Jesus bled and died for my sins
He spent His time with thieves and sluts and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the rich
So which one do you want to be?

Who is this that you follow
This picture of the American dream
If Jesus was here would you walk right by on the other side or fall down and worship at His holy feet

Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion
Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins
But the Word says He was battered and scarred
Or did you miss that part
Sometimes I doubt we'd recognize Him

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and the least of these
He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable
So which one do you want to be?

Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
The blood and dirt on His feet might stain the carpet
But He reaches for the hurting and despises the proud
I think He'd prefer Beale St. to the stained glass crowd
And I know that He can hear me if I cry out loud

I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

Not a posterchild for American prosperity, but like my Jesus
You see I'm tired of living for success and popularity
I want to be like my Jesus but I'm not sure what that means to be like You Jesus
Cause You said to live like You, love like You but then You died for me
Can I be like You Jesus?
I want to be like you Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

Notice the diaper on the ground and the wet spot on his knee! But he doesn't care he's playing peek-a-boo!

Go check out Jen's blog for many more Thousand Words Thursday posts!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I just had to discuss out loud with myself of course what bibs are for! According to Merriam Webster a bib is a cloth or plastic shield tied under the chin to protect the clothes!
Well our's fasten behind the neck and are typically cloth.
Well lets think about that shall we! I put a bib on Joshy this morning and the first thing he did was rip it off, I reattached it and quickly shoved a bite of his baby cereal (mixed w/bannanas) in his mouth, so he couldn't get a chance to rip it off! That WORKED! Yeah, so I continued to feed him his cereal, now if you've never fed baby cereal to a child then you might not realize that it is like mush, sort of like oatmeal, but finer. So I fed him his cereal and he spits some out and grabs it with his hand and and then tries to rub it off on his shorts! I fed him some more till he decided to try and get the loaded spoon from me. I won, but he now had goop all over his hands which he promptly decided to play peek a boo with! So by the time I was done feeding him he had mushy baby cereal all over his shorts, on part of his shirt, on his legs, on his hands, on his face and in his hair! He got a bath! SO I think bibs are purely for adding to the laundry pile! And we won't talk about how big that pile is =)!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Not Me Monday

It's that time of the week again already! Can you believe it? It's time to tell the world about all the things I did, I mean didn't do this week! Ya know because I'm so perfect and all and I didn't do anything strange or gross or just plain wrong!

We did not have another plumbing issue within a few week period this past weekend! Because if we did I would have to take a bath with baby wipes and I wouldn't do that because that's gross! And you know I'm not still sitting here waiting for water because the plumber doesn't do Sundays! And I didn't stop and pick up pizzas last night because I had no running water and can not cook without it! And I did not reprimand my husband that he was supposed to save the flush for poop not pee! No, we don't discuss such things in our house!
And the 'no water' issue is not so stuck in my head that I can't think of one single other thing to write about! Ya know like the fact that I'm all finished with my Christmas shopping and have 'nothing' left to buy! Or like the fact that my 10 month old is Not trying his best to start walking as he takes steps from here to there and there to here! And I absolutely not frustrated that I've not been able to get any of my little one's not action on camera! Okay I'm starting to make no sense, I think it really might be time to start typing! OH, but I didn't almost forget to tell you that this wasn't my best picture I took of the moon the other night, even after taking two dozen shots and the moon didn't really look way cooler than this!
Now go head on over to MckMama's and read some more Not Me Monday posts! Trust me it makes you feel good reading what everyone else 'didn't' do this week!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blog Frog

Cute name huh? I want to say Bloggy Froggy, but uhm it's really called the Blog Frog! It's a relatively new site that is changing blogging forever (that's my take on it)! No seriously though, they help you to connect with other bloggers in several different ways. And for now I'm decided to put the who's really been to my blog widget over there on the side! They have a chat wall widget that looks pretty cool too that I may switch that one out for! Maybe if I could figure out to make my blog into 3 columns I'd do both. But go check out the Blog Frog and tell me what you think! I know they've already added things since I first joined, so if you are like me and joined and left it alone, then you might want to look again!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

A Boy and His Dog

This is Lily, in case you haven't met her, she is a very good dog and puts up with a lot! She only runs away occasionally and really loves it when you rub her belly! She doesn't like tail or whisker pulling very much though.

For more A Thousand Words Thursdays go and visit Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays are where you open the current book you are reading to a random page and share a few lines (no spoilers though)! Go over to Should Be Reading to check out some more!

The book I actually just finished yesterday is Cross by James Patterson. This is from page 285.

"The cops were yelling, threatening him, but all they could do was watch him get away. Funniest thing he'd seen in years, maybe ever. The cavalry had come to the rescue - his.
Huge mistake.
Theirs. "

Monday, December 8, 2008

Not Me Monday

Okay, are you ready to find out about how wonderfully perfect I am and all the things I 'don't' do during the course of a week?
Well we finally got our Christmas tree up this week, of course I didn't put it up while hubby was at work because I just felt it needed to get done so bad. And I didn't keep correcting the kids about how they were arranging the ornaments on the tree all wrong! Because that would be totally lacking in the holiday spirit department! And did I mention how there is not a few more tubs of Christmas items out waiting to be up still!
I didn't run to the store for a few things on Sunday to find out everyone in town was at this store! And I didn't get super frustrated while waiting to get by another 5 carts in the overly crowded store. I wasn't standing there waiting with an exasperated look on my face when I heard a "Hello" from a lady in my Bible study(and her daughter), because then I would have felt convicted for being so grumpy at the busy store!
My kids are not watching "Sid the Science Guy" while I'm writing this post because if so then one of them wouldn't be jumping from a tub of Christmas stuff to the couch over and over again! And I did not just got make him jump some more so I could get some pictures of it!

Oh yeah and did you know that not one of my kids has 'messed' with our Christmas tree yet! Aren't I lucky a mom?
Using the word Christmas so many times was purely an accident!
Now go over to MckMama's and read what everyone else out there 'didn't do' this week!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

See I just had to explain these lovely pictures further! Notice how my daughter is smiling for the camera while holding on to the neck of her brother's shirt! Notice how her brother is NOT smiling, but has a look of pure agony on his face! Notice where both of their other hands are out of sight, by their hair! You know some type of hair pulling is going on! But still... a good shot! They do get along fairly well for a sister and brother 20 months apart in age.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thousand Word Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

Well, not much more to add! This was taken after a 'photo shoot' had broken up, but the camera was still clicking! They were playing in their sweet brotherly/sisterly way!
Click on the button up above to see more Thousand Word Thursday posts!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Big Time

Well I've got to spread the news! If you haven't heard then you must go check it out! MckMama has collaborated with her friend Amie to have a Raffle with all the proceeds going to three great causes! Every single penny that is raised in the Rebel Without For A Cause Raffle-Way will go to String of Pearls, The Elison Project and No Hands But Ours, and, if you participate, you'll have the chance to win big. So click on the Rebel for a Cause button on the side or click here to find out all the details and donate to some great causes while getting a chance to win a terrific Canon Camera Package! Uhm and just check out how much they've already had donated for these worthy causes!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Me Monday!

Well, well it's that time of the week again! Are you ready to hear how perfect I am? And about all the things I didn't do this past week? Let's see if I can think of any!
This morning after dropping the kids off at school I did not run into 7-eleven and get a small Cherry Coke for 1.60 when I could have paid that for a whole two liter. And I did not do that because I have no caffeine addiction whatsoever! And I did not leave the two remaining children in the car right in front of the big window while keeping my eyes on the car while dashing in with money in hand! Nope I'd never do that!! Just like I'm not ignoring my sweet dog wagging her tail at the back door wanting back inside right this very minute!
And did you know there is no possible way that my little Joshy could be trying to take steps because he is way to young for that! And in no way did I have to try and sneak that in this post because it's not about me!
And by the way I did not torture my children last night when they were all cranky by making them sit on the couch for pictures in clothes they did not want to be wearing! But if I did my children would be perfect angels and sit still while I took my gazillion pictures trying to find a perfect one. And then I wouldn't give up on the group picture and start taking individual hoping that might work out better!And these words aren't just an excuse to throw some pictures in this post!

And did you notice that I didn't spend a few hours trying to change my blog this weekend, because I had no difficulty at all because I know everything there is to know about html and xml and all that!
Now go read all the other 'Not Me Monday' posts by going over to MckMama's blog!