Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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Thirteen of my favorite movies
1. Walk in the clouds
2. Raising Helen
3. Message in a Bottle
4. Man in the Moon
5. A Walk to Remember
6. How to lose a guy in 10 days
7. Lake House
8. Sweet Home Alabama
9. Tristan and Isolde
10.Daddy Daycare
11.Finding Nemo:)
12.The Passion of the Christ
13.While you were sleeping

wordless wednesday

Katie is 13 years old today. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

monday madness

1. Do you do dishes by hand or do you use a dishwasher? By hand. Don't have a dishwasher unless you count all my girls-but those dishwashers are broken:)
2. How many people have your cell phone number? Only family and a few friends.
3. Do you shower in the morning or at night? Morning because if I did at night i couldn't sleep.
4. Do you ever have a song 'stuck' in your head? Yes!!!!
5. Do you pay your bills when they arrive, or do you wait until closer to the due date to pay them? Try to pay them when they arrive but most of the time have to wait for the money to come in first;P
6. Are you obsessive about anything in particular? I don't like a dirty house Can't stand when it gets out of hand.
7. What one thing would you say you have a zero tolerance for? bad attitudes.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006


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I found one of these leaf bugs in our bathroom this morning. You have to know how much i dislike bugs in the first place to really see why i am posting this. I have always been one that doesn't like anything that flys or crawls and is part of the insect family. Insects and I don't get along.Then to find this in my bathroom this morning when i was getting ready. Agh!!!!!!!!! I still don't know how it got inside the house.That thing made it all day in the upstairs bathroom and i finally got rid of it tonight when our son was screaming that the bug was still in there and mom-killer of leaf bug- got rid of it. It took all i had to actually smack that thing.:)So now the saga of the big green bug is over and we can all go back to our regular life.:)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

wordless wednesday

How can you resist a face like this:)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

first day of school

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We are back in the full swing of school today. All of the kids went today. Our high school started last week,which included two of my kids.This week the other two went. They only have to go til 11:00 and then the rest of the week it is 2:00. Crazy hours i know. Our youngest was the only one that was excited to go this morning.Probably because he is in first grade and still enjoys going;P. The girls know what school really consists of. They don't get to paint, play at recess or play with playdough any more. I really enjoy when school starts b/c my days are alot quieter and any mom knows how nice quiet can be;). In the craziness of this morning i forgot to get pictures but will take some tomorrow and post the smiling faces getting ready to go to school.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

need help......

Anybody know how to make and use those expandable boxes for the blogrolls??? I have tried and tried and i can get the box to come up but don't know how to add the names to it. Do you have to add the whole address of a person's blog or what do you do??? I need someone to help!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks:P

saturday photo hunt-youth

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Corn maze

Has anyone ever gone through a corn maze????Yes, this is an actual corn field. We go here every year during the fall. Our favorite season is fall with the start of school and the cooler weather. I love the smell of fall,especially in the morning when it is nice and cool. I also love the fall colors of the leaves.
This corn maze is at a smaller apple orchard not that far away from where we live. They plot out the picture they want every year and people really enjoy trying to get through the maze. They have a sheet with questions on it and if you answer the question right you will go the right way to get out of the maze. They also have flashlight night where you can only bring your flashlight to guide you through the maze at night. The favorite of our kids is around Halloween when they have the scary maze. Half of the maze has no one jumping out at you but the second half is scary. They only do that close to Halloween though. It is a lot of fun. Can't wait to go this year.
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Thirteen things we have to do to get ready for school

1. Go shopping for whatever is needed before school(and with 3 teenagers in the house you have to be careful how you phrase that statement)
2. Buy school clothes(you know they seem to grow 2-3 inches every year and nothing ever fits right:)Hopefully we are done with the growing soon:)
3. Go to schools and make sure the kids know where their classes are
4. Meet the teachers
5. Buy....many pairs of tennis shoes b/c the school wants you to have 2 pairs each:)
6. Make sure there is plenty of lunch meat snacks chips etc.......
7. Start early bed time for the younger of the kids(my favorite time):)
8. Get sports physicals
9. Make sure everyone gets enough sleep so we will keep to getting up early for school schedule
10.Set clothes out the night before.
11.Make sure everything is in the backpacks before they leave so mom doesn't get the phone call saying "I forgot...... can you bring it to school for me?"
12.Keep on the kids to get their homework done before they watch tv or play game cube or get online-the last one is a BIG one around here
13.Pray that we make it through another year without too many probelms.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

monday madness

1. How many "people" pictures do you have displayed in your house? Too many to count because i love to put up pictures of my family
2. How many times a month/year do you rearrange your furniture? I like to rearrange the furniture in the living room about every 6 months or so or when i get around to it:)
3. Do you check your email every day? If so, how many times a day? Yes, i check it every day. Maybe 3-4 times a day. Yes i am addicted to the computer:)
4. How often do you generally look at a clock/watch on any given day? Am not really sure.I do know i can't go without wearing my watch.Drives me nuts if i don't have it on and don't know what time it is.
5. How do you handle telemarketer phone calls? I don't answer them. If by chance we do answer them we tell them no thank you and take us off your list.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Remodeling today

Will be gone from blogging for the weekend because we are remodeling the bathroom. Will post pictures of it when we are done. I am soooo excited to get this remodeling done. Have waited to do this for a long time. See ya on Monday. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

13 things moms say to their kids

1. Close that door were you raised in a barn?
2. Don't cross your eyes or they will stay that way.
3. Don't put that in your mouth,you don't know where that's been.
4. Don't use that tone with me.
5. How can you have nothing to wear, your closet is full of clothes.
6. I don't care who started it, stop!
7. If i catch you doing that one more time I'll......
8. I'm going to give you to the count of three
9. I'm not your maid.
10.I'm not a taxi service
11.I don't know where your socks are it's not my day to watch them.
12.When i was your age.....
13.Remember I will always love you.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

not so wordless wednesday

this is a chalk drawing. I thought it was sooo cool.I found this in an email and they said people were walking around the "hole" all day.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

our little superman

Three years ago we were approached by this little man's grandma about adopting him. We had had him in my daycare since he was about 11/2 years old. We weren't sure how to take the news since our kids were in their teens and we weren't ready to raise another child.
We ended up adpoting him in August of 2003 and we have had our ups and downs with raising another child but we are,by the grace of God,making it through. I had a really hard time with the first few months having him here. I think since he took so well to dad,it made me a little jealous. I had that bonding process with the girls but not with him which made it harder to get to know him on a family level. Don't get me wrong i love the little guy,but it has taken a while to get to know him.
This fall he is going into the first grade and is very excited about it. Can't believe how fast kids grow up. We have a senior,freshman,and also an eighth grader this year. Makes me sad to see them grow up so quickly but i love to see how they have blossomed into such wonderful kids.

Monday, August 07, 2006

monday madness

1. Are you working on any big projects around your house right now?
We are suppose to be painting the house but it got put off b/c hubby had to work during vacation:(

2. If so, tell us about it; if not, do you have any plans to do so in the near future?Plan on painting asap:)

3. How do you generally pay for merchandise at your local store? Debit, credit, check, or cash?
Cash or debit sometimes checks. It depends

4. Which month of the year seems to go by the fastest?
I don't know which month goes faster but this year the summer has flown by.

5. Which day of the week seems to go by the fastest?
Saturday b/c i like to get caught up on my laundry cleaning etc. on Saturdays and it goes by too quickly.

6. Have you taken up any new hobbies lately?no. Just keeping up with the family and housework and everyone's schedule is my hobby right now:)

Friday, August 04, 2006

mom's dictionary

Mom's Dictionary

DUMBWAITER: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.
FAMILY PLANNING: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.
FEEDBACK: The inevitable result when your baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.
FULL NAME: What you call your child when you're mad at him.
GRANDPARENTS: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.
HEARSAY: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.
IMPREGNABLE: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.
INDEPENDENT: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.
OW: The first word spoken by children with older siblings.
PUDDLE: a small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.
SHOW OFF: a child who is more talented than yours.
STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.
TOP BUNK: where you should never put a child wearing Superman pajamas.
TWO MINUTE WARNING: when the baby's face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.
VERBAL: able to whine in words
WHODUNIT: none of the kids that live in your house...