Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays


I just really enjoyed this trilogy! This was the last book, I just finished it!

From Page 176

“Daniel placed the disc carefully back into its paper sleeve taped to the novel and returned his attention the the Stone spread out on the ground. He thumbed open Morgan’s notebook and began looking for the third symbol - the one he recognized.”

For more Teaser Tuesdays go and visit MizB at Should Be Reading!

I ♥ Faces ~ Pouty

I’ve been wanting to do one of these for awhile and finally got around to it!  Click on the button to join in or just to see more great pouty faces!



He really loves to put on his pouty face for us!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not Me Monday - Stellan Style

Prayers for Stellan

This week our wonderful creator of Not Me Monday, MckMama, is back in the hospital with her sweet baby boy Stellan who is fighting for his life. For more details you can click on his picture. So NMM is in honor of Stellan this week! Natalie is hosting this for us if you want to join in.

I've not prayed more times throughout the day than I can recall doing in a long time this week! I did not have my children and my husband and my Bible study group pray for Stellan too!

While repeatedly getting frustrated at things this week, I've not then stopped to think how insignificant our small problems are and instead stopped and offered God up thanksgiving for my blessings and prayers for Stellan!

I did not have my husband ask why I was so upset and crying several times this week to tell him about two little boys I've never met. One of course was Stellan! The other was Garett, a sweet little boy who lost his battle with brain cancer this week!

I've not refreshed MckMama's blog a gazillion times this week to check on Stellan! At the same time I don't want to tell MckMama to not feel like she has to keep us up to date, but to focus on what she needs to. And of course I'm not holding my breath waiting to hear more news about Stellan!

I do NOT feel like Stellan has brought me closer to God this week! I've not decided that I should also pray for the hearts of all of the readers of MckMama's blog!

I didn't tell God that healing Stellan here on earth would be best for everyone, because that would be presuming to know God's will!

I'm not going to put my baby down for a nap, open up my Bible and go plead some more for Stellan's heart to be healed!

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

Can you say happy boy? He is my rambunctious, adorable, loving, show off of a little boy!

Go visit Jen for more ATWT!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Unplug this Friday!

What a great idea! To unplug from whatever it is that distracts you from what really matters. For me that would definitely be the computer and I would say the TV too, as it tends to be my default!

Click the button to read more if you are so inclined!

Thank you Brenda for sharing this!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Praying for Stellan

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Please continue to pray for baby Stellan’s heart! He is currently having life threatening issues and is in PICU. You can read all about it at MckMama’s Blog. Lauren is hosting a name gallery for Stellan if you’d like to make him one or see the others.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Not Me Monday- Pray for Stellan


Update: I just went over to check out MckMama’s blog and put up my link, when I read that Stellan is in the hospital with SVT (really high heart rate) the same life-threatening issue he had in the womb. Please say a prayer for him that his heart rate will convert or slow down.

It’s Monday! The kids are back to school and I’m here typing up a blog post! Oh and it’s time for Not Me Monday, the time of the week when you get to fess up to all your little secrets all while pretending you are perfect!

This week I did NOT completely blow my healthy eating patterns! I did NOT almost give up or something like that for no really good reason! And I’m NOT ready to get back on track because hey it’s a new week and I know if I stop I’ll never get to that goal I’ve got! I’ve NOT being doing pretty darn good with that exercise thing though!

I did NOT watch hardly any TV this week but since I DVR all my favorites I did NOT watch them on the weekend! I did not make my poor husband who can’t stand MY favorite the show Lost watch it with me!

I didn’t completely NOT hear the alarm go off this morning and almost make my kids late to school because of it ! My daughter did NOT wake up herself when it was time to be leaving and wake me up! We DIDN’T still manage to get them there in time (can you say laid out clothes, book bags and breakfast in the car?) I did NOT blame my hubby one tiny bit for turning off the alarmS! That S was not capitalized on purpose! That would be childish off me and I’m NEVER childish!

My son, PJ, did NOT have a wonderful 8th Birthday party yesterday at the ever crowded Chuck E. Cheese! He did NOT have a blast playing with all his friends. I’m not a little bummed that I wasn’t able to get more awesome pictures. My camera was not taking forever to click each time I wanted to get a shot! He did not have a super big smile on his face while opening presents!

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And my Baby Boy did NOT want to stay on this truck for four rides in a row and start screaming when I got him off of it!

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I did NOT have a very sweet girl come to my house Friday and cut my hair for free! I’m NOT excited about my new shorter hair cut! I don’t (seriously) have a picture though because I didn’t think to take one when my hair was done ! I’m Not done with this post finally!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


“One for you”


“One for me”


For more Wordless Wednesdays click HERE!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me Monday



Oh my, I almost forgot it was Monday, well I did barely manage to wake up and take the kids to school this morning, everyone was running a bit late this morning though! Well Monday is the day where MckMama hosts Not Me Monday so that we can get all those things we “didn’t” do of our chest! So go ahead and join in or  just enjoy reading a few or a hundred NMM’s!

   First off there is NO possible way that I just woke up from a nap! How in the world with two small children in the house could I take a nap?

  Yesterday when we were in the car I was trying desperately to keep Baby Boy awake until we got home from the park so he could get a bath before his nap. So we were singing The Wheels on the Bus, go ahead start singing if you know… Well after exhausting all the verses PJ (my now 8 year old) did NOT make a new verse that went like this

“The boys on the bus go fart, fart, fart,

fart, fart,fart

fart, fart, fart

The boys on the bus go fart, fart, fart all through the town.”

  There is NO way that I would have a child that makes up such things!

  I did NOT grow up with only a sister, so I can’t believe I’ve got this kind of talk is going to continue to go on in my house with 3 young boys, I DON’T feel a bit sorry for my only daughter!

  I didn’t let my only daughter spend the night with a friend from school this past weekend for the first time. Her friend has NOT been calling her everyday since. Her friend also does NOT have a cell phone, prompting my daughter to ask me for one! What in the world? I mean seriously why does a fourth grader need a cell phone? Uhm, my daughter doesn’t!

  I’m NOT going to cut this post a bit short because it’s now already 3:20 on Monday! But first I’m going to see if I’ve got any pictures to throw in!

This is NOT my only daughter!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday


Cheaper Than Therapy


I just love this picture, it’s on my desktop! Go visit Jen @ Cheaper Than Therapy for more ATWT!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Day

Today is another day, another day I'm blessed to be here and spend time with my precious family! I was only slightly frustrated that Baby Boy cried the whole time he was at the Y's nursery today and they had to come get me! And when he starts crying in his crib and I pick him up he always gets so happy! He immediately want to help me open his blinds or turn on the light! My sweet little Blondie fell asleep on the couch this afternoon, he started to wake up to me talking on the phone and of course came right over to lay on my lap (did I mention he was in bed this morning too)! My precious PJ came home and did his homework right away today without me getting on to him one bit, that is somewhat of a miracle! And Sissy unloaded the dishwasher for me even though she had no homework and wanted to watch TV!

Speaking of which...things break......ya know like TV's and beds! But I can sleep on the floor and and I don't need TV, ok I need it enough that we moved our 17 inch into the living room! Did you know that a 17 inch TV looks really small in a big living room? I didn't realize how small it was till my husband took the old one off and was carrying the bedroom one in! It was an 'oh my' moment! But I really don't mind, though my husband is now itching to get a flat screen. And our bed is only a little broken, and it's not what y'all are thinking, my husband just sat heavily on the corner and we heard a loud crack! I don't think our full sized bed was meant for a couple with four children who want to sneak in the bed! But luckily our couch is comfy too and our kids do have their own beds!

I feel blessed with my family and my life and my awesome God! Thank you!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Not Me Monday



Oh my what a week, I can’t believe it’s almost Monday already! Of course I’m writing this Sunday night, when do you all write yours? Well in case you aren’t familiar (are any of you really in the dark on this?) Not Me Monday was created by MckMama as free therapy to tell about all your secrets without completely admitting them!

One thing I didn’t do this week was to step on the scale after promising not to for a month and finding out I’d gained 7lbs in 4 days! Don’t worry I broke my promise again the next day so I could check and it was just a fluke!

My husband and I did not reach the 10 year mark in our marriage this week!  Baby Boy was not sick the night we were to go out because had he been there is no way we would have still left him over night! While out for our anniversary I did not have some of this


after eating a salad, mozzarella sticks and one of these!

redlobster2-1  We did not have lots of leftovers and still my hubby did not eat so much that he didn’t feel like doing anything but resting after our dinner!

My curly headed little boy isn’t a bit dramatic and has no need to be babied beyond belief even though he is mostly a tough little boy! February 745 My little Blondie did not skin his knee while at the park with Grandpa  the other day. He did not then REFUSE to walk for over 24 hours nor straighten his leg prompting a call to the doc and quick trip to the Pediatric urgent care center! I did not tell him if his ‘pictures’ came out well that he would HAVE to walk! And then of course he is not walking just fine today and even riding his trike! That would not feel like a complete waste of time and money for a skinned knee!

And that is not the end of of all the NMM’s I’m going to write for this week! Hope everybody  doesn’t have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday


Cheaper Than Therapy

February 701 He’s definitely a wild boy, even at 13 months! And if his tummy looks funny it’s just the cloth on his bum! For more Thousand Words Thursdays go and visit Jen @ Cheaper Than Therapy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Tada is a word right? Well I wanted to share what I've been working on here and there when I've got a minute or twenty! You just have to hop over to my other blog to check it out! I really love doing this and will probably continue to work on it in some form or fashion. Thank you all for checking it out!

Also notice the new button on my sidebar!

Teaser Tuesdays

I just finished this book and I liked it more than I expected. I'm pretty sure I got the name from another TT participant, so thank you! I plan to read the rest of the Trilogy. Of course I For more Teasers or to join in yourself go and visit Should Be Reading

Relentless (Dominion Trilogy #1)
by Robin Parish
from page 156

She nodded. "The theories posited that anywhere from seventy to ninety percenty of the human brain is unused. Those same theories stated that if we were ever to tap into the idle parts of our minds, we might gain enhanced mental skills. Abilities like a photographic memory might become attainable by everyone."

Monday, March 2, 2009

Not Me Monday

Oh my it's that time of the week again, it's Monday and time to confess all my dirty little secrets or all the things that "didn't " happen this week in my life! If you want to participate or just read more go and visit MckMama for hundreds more no doubt! So if you are ready then I am!

While I was out yesterday Baby Boy was not running around without a diaper on and did not poop and play in it before noticed! If that had happened I would not be laughing at the fact that it happened while on my husband's watch and relishing the fact that he had to clean it all up!

There is no way that I actually won this contest that I blogged about! I'm not super excited to get this and have some special time with my daughter! I don't think all of you with tween or teen girls should go check out these great products!

I might not post what I've been working on today. I'm not telling you in hopes that you will check it out!

I did not join some nice ladies for a little online accountability regarding losing weight the Godly way! I don't really need this!

I did not read this book in two and a half days! There is no way I could have spent that much time reading since I have four kids!

I didn't want to go to the park yesterday just to get some good pictures! I didn't get a few, but not as many good ones as I wanted!
Right after I took the below picture of Blondie he didn't tell me 'nope it's too scary' and climbed back down! If you want to see the pictures bigger you don't have to merely click on them!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!