Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tiany is having a Homeschool open house. This is going to be so much fun, and did I mention door prizes? Lots of them! Dont miss out. Go visit HERE to see how to enter your homeschool into the open house. I cant wait to read everyones posts!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Robs Fight

We found Robs fight on You Tube this evening. He is the one in the black trunks. The guy he was fighting got off a good clean "lucky" haha OK "well placed" straight shot and well, you'll just have to watch it to find out the rest. Not bad for a 37 year old, who hasnt fought in over 12 years. You will want to turn the volume down or off, there is one loud mouth fella who spouted off a not so nice word. Yes Rob is fine, its all apart of fighting....you win some you loose some.

Edited later to answer a question: He actually was fine and going out to eat dinner right after the fight. It looks so much worse than it really is. After watching what seems like endless fights ;-) There are two types of being knocked out. There is the your out completely, with your eyes rolled in the back of your head, and then there is the knocked out where you are really rocked. When you are rocked it lasts for a split second. You can see that after Rob hit the mat (and the guy got in a few more) he sat up and shook it off. There realy isnt much residual effects except you may have a slight headache.

Rob had a few bruises but his biggest bruise was of course his ego. He's tuff though, he can take it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

You know......

....your a red neck and your husband isnt when the arm on the mower breaks and your resolution is a strong metal bar and some duck tape, while your husbands resolution is to go buy a new mower.

You know you are just a silly girl, when you are out mowing the yard and tens of hundreds (ok, maybe not that many) grasshoppers are flying at you and LANDING ON YOU and all you keep saying is I.WANT.MY.HUBBY!

Love you babe, the front, side and behind the fence is mowed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

She must be of the climbing Rose variety

Some children are just in a hurry. Whether its sitting or walking or talking. Some children take their time. I have had both, on all different levels. This however takes the cake and wins all the awards. She is 23 weeks old and already STANDING UP! For those of you who dont want to do the math, she is not even 6 months yet. Is that even possible? Sigh

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sewing Corner

Its been busy in the sewing corner lately! I have been working on quilts. I am making one for each kiddo, in their color. So far the fronts are done on Ethans (his color is orange;-) and Eves (her color is, you guessed it pink;-) Eves quilt is a disappearing nine patch block. It was so much fun. You can learn how its done here
Ethan picked out material with cute animated dragons and stars. I measured their beds and made the quilt in a perfect size so that it would not be hard for the little ones to make their own beds. I neglected to think about how hard it would be for me to change sheets and make beds on these triple bunks. So the more they can do it the better. I suppose that it is funny that I have to use a ladder to make beds around here. LOL

Elijahs is next. His color is yellow. I thought this would be a cute combination. now I just need to figure out what design I want to do it in.

Then there are the things that I am working on for the store. Here is a bib that I made the pattern for last night and sewed it up quickly to see how it looked. I am going to make a "special" bib for little girls, it will be neat (I haven't seen anything like it before) so I'm excited to see what everyone else thinks. I also have a toy line I am excited about starting, but I don't want to give away any details right now. Fun, Fun, Fun!

There have been alot of other things going on around here but none of it, anything I feel like talking about. The house is listed as of Saturday, but may not stay listed.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Busy Day & Night

A month ago to the day I was sitting in the dentist office. After having gotten up and readied the kids then drove the thirty minutes to get there. I was told I was a month early. What? OK well, we'll see you next month. So today at 7:50am my son says "mom, is this the day we go to the dentist?" I say, "Ahhh, your right, everybody get your shoes on and head to the car." We had to be there at 8:30 and we were going to be late. The kids were wonderful even though they had not eaten breakfast, the bill not so wonderful. But that was expected. So long story short I am either a month early or 30 minutes late to all dentist appointments.

I have said before that when I grow up I want to be a midwife. Well last night I got my start. A friend and fellow MOMY, was due on the 11th and had been dropped by her midwife on the 8th. Yes, you heard me right, DROPPED as she began to go into labor. WHAT?

Anyway they decided that they would go it alone. They both felt confident that they could do it, but were nervous about all the what-ifs. She began labor yesterday in the early morning hours. As the day progressed yesterday, I would call every few hours and talk with her husband, get a feel if everything was OK, then leave them alone to carry on. She was doing great and laboring well throughout the day. I called again at 10:30 yesterday evening and her hubby asked me to come over "quick" I could here her in the background (you know the transition sounds ;-) Her hubby was getting nervous because he had always been a side man, holding a leg and looking on. I hoped in my car and drove the 5 minutes to her house. I'll spare you all the details, but Airealissa(sp) Praise was born at 11:00pm. She was about 8 lbs. So I had my first delivery last night. What a blessing! GOD is sooooooo GOOD!

I have a headache today, so I'm off to find the Excedrin Migraine.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

My Warrior

I want you to know how proud I am of you. So many people talk about what they would love to do, or dream about it and never take steps to follow through. YOU on the other hand, grab for it with all your might. You give it all you have. You can never look back and say " I wish I would have"

You may not have won in the ring but you win everyday as my husband and our children's father! I feel safe when I am with you, I know that you can protect us.

We are very lucky to have you, so strong on the outside and so soft on the inside.....that's what I love about you most. You will always be my knight, my warrior and my love!

Your biggest fan,

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

You ladies are so sweet!

My hubby called me today to let me know that he reads my blog and it is his way of staying connected to what is going on around here and with me. I don't want to take that away from him. So I am going to take a break for a while, regroup, rejuvenate. Perhaps I will change things up a bit, to focus on hubby and let him into our days more.

I have been going through things here, emotional stuff, that I need to work through. A feeling of "the world would be a better place if I weren't in it" type of feeling. I know this is a lie from the father of lies, and I am digging deep into scripture to defeat that lie. I am not one to fall into depression, it is not like me. But dispair seems to be a shadow following a few steps behind me.

I don't want to take y'all on that journey with me. Nor do you deserve to go ;-) I really appreciate how sweet you ladies are, and care for you deeply. Isn't it sad that the people to uplift in time of need are those I have never met. I do thank you so much for caring!

So I am off to take a break for a while, to focus on my kiddos and my home. Perhaps even myself. Just to simply be for a time.

Someone asked about the store, it is still open....but I will not be taking any orders until August 1st.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Farewell My Friends

Its been a long time sense my first blog entry. Four years this November! My initial thought was that sense family and friends live so far away this would be a great way for them to keep up with the children. But the truth is that they don't read it.

Then it became a sort of diary for me to put my thoughts, of good days and bad, as I have never been real good at keeping a paper diary. Plus the fun of adding pictures and movie clips made it interactive and fun.

As I began to enter into the blog world I was able to see into others homes, even others with large families. It was such a blessing, and still is. I then thought that maybe I had something to contribute to this big blog world. Maybe some nuggets of wisdom, some empathy for others, possibly even give some hope and encouragement to some. This seems to be where I have missed the mark. I have nothing to share with others that cant be much more adequately said by others. I'm just another voice in the big bucket of voices and mine is not where I would want others to spend their time. There are great blogs out there, of wonderful ladies and families, with much wisdom to share!

I will miss most the prayers that I coveted from those of you who so graciously lifted me up. Your prayers were the only ones uttered on my behalf, and they were felt. Thank You!

I will still visit my favorite homes here on the web, and look forward to gleaning from you ladies.
Have a BLESSED life, with much peace!
Is there ever a span of time where you have nothing to do but be a mom and keep your home? A time without ALL the extras pulling you in another direction. Perhaps I am just getting tired. I see my rag.a.muffin children running through the house, in dire need of baths. My baby wanting to be held and played with, yet her lot right now is the floor and some toys. My little girl being fussy because she is not getting enough momy time, and apparently girls need lots of momy time?!? My kitchen and bathroom needing that extra scrub, and lets face it....keeping up with this home and its contents and occupants is a full time job in itself.

I am enjoying seeing things pull together. Watching walls turn into what I have wanted them to be for what seems like forever. Seeing floors clean and new. Tying up loose ends. But I am still tired. I take on such huge tasks, because.well.they.have.to.get.done. I have to do them! I cant wait to get back to my regular scheduled duties. Maybe Rob will be more available in a few weeks as well, and it will lighten the load. My super powers are running low. Sometimes I think is all this really worth it, yet it has to get done. We could sell the house as is for about 20,000 less. Yet with some extra work it will be worth so much more. Simple work really....but theres just one me. SIGH!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Dont the children know that they are supposed to stand in front of mom....to cover up the 20 lbs she needs to loose. Not in front of dad who is as buff as a 20 year old, Geesh they just dont listen.

Happy Fourth of July and for those of you who had no fireworks, I'll share some of ours.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Birthday!

On July 3rd, 2001 we welcomed into our lives, our 4th precious son, Ethan Issac. You have been so special. Different than all the rest in so many ways. You are the quite one. I have to go searching for you during the day as you will be playing somewhere quite as a mouse. You love to draw, and draw you must! At least a hand full of pictures a day. Your second love would be all things electronic. You have a limited menu, a texture thing I think. I have learned it is not out of defiance that you wont eat most foods. You will peacefully leave the table, skipping your meal to patiently wait for the next one, in hopes that it is something you will eat. Six years....huh, it doesn't seem like that is possible. Have a sweet sixth birthday Ethan!I love you!
Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29