Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
No, I didn’t capture a picture of the mouse. I just wanted to show how creepy these gross, little, monsters are. I always loved the charm and caricature of an old farm house. The wide plank floors, archways, old hardware, and creaky hand made doors add so much charm. With that charm you get poor insulation, cracks in walls, and plenty of little crevices for sneaky little mice to get in. The other day I found little mice droppings, which look like black rye bread seeds in a drawer in our kitchen and I screamed. The idea of a mouse in my kitchen makes me want to throw up just thinking about it. Of course I make my husband set a trap, I tell him to set five but he thinks I over react. So he caught the mouse last night, Yeah, but you will never believe it. I heard another one, so I pull out the poison pellets and put them in the drawer. With that I walk away and in a matter of seconds that mouse was ripping into the poison, I hear him munching and I freaked and told my husband. He freaks that I put mouse poison in our kitchen so he stupidly goes to the drawer to take it out. AYHYYAHOAUODAO!!!!!!! The mouse JUMMPPPED OUTT, “AYYYYYYY” I scream and run as fast as I can into the other room and instead I slip and fall face flat on the floor and now I’m screaming more because I’m on the floor with the mouse!!!! OMG (Oh my God) I can’t take it, I will not sleep tonight, the mouse ran under the oven and until I see another mouse in the trap I will not sleep….PRAY FOR ME!
Monday, December 22, 2008
NOTE TO SELF: Next year skip the gingerbread house!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
#1 I start a load of laundry get everything in and someone yells "I went poopy" so I drop everything run to wipe a butt and realize the bathroom is gross.
#2 Start cleaning the bathroom then my one year old comes in and starts playing with the toilet so I pick her up.
#3 Start reading one year old a book, realize the books are a mess and start organizing the books.
#4 While organizing the books someone says they are hungry.
#5 Make lunch
#6 Feed lunch
#7 Clean up lunch, while cleaning up lunch my one year old starts playing with the dirty dishes in the dish washer so I close it and will clean up later then remeber laundry
#8 Darn it I never started the washer! So I start the washer and go to put some laundry away.
#9 While putting laundry away I realize it is nap time so laundry gets pushed to the side.
#10 Ahhh nap time, put my feet up, read a little magazine and enjoy some quiet time.....I don't think so
#11 Yelling "Trey get back in bed", "you already went to the bathroom", "you can have a drink when you wake up", "stop waking up your brother", "You don't have to sleep, just rest your eyes", "Daddy is going to be home soon", ......
#12 One year old wakes up because she already got a good 1 1/2 hour nap in while her brothers were stalling.
#13 Dinner, what are we going to have for dinner?
#14 "DING" Laundry's done, change it over, start new load
#15 Dinner, what are we going to have for dinner?
#16 Baby just dumped cheerios all over the floor
#17 Cleaning cheerios
#18 Pull the vacuum out, forgot kids were sleeping, now everyone is awake.
#19 Husband walks in and nothing is done, and what the heck is for dinner?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
After about the third house Thomas says, "this is really fun!" and I am thinking oh my goodness my arms are going to fall off. My little duck isn't walking yet and she felt more like a 40 pound turkey. We hung in though and even made it to the firehouse, and my little firefighter couldn't have been more excited! The aftermath of Halloween is a house filled with candy, and God knows I have no self control so I must get it out of my house!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
The next day went very smooth. We went to Chocolate World and everyone loved the history of chocolate tour and the trolley ride. The 3-D movie didn't go over so well though. A bunch of chocolate popped out of a box and I think my boys thought it was going to hit them in the face. We had to quickly run out of the theatre with them in hysterics (maybe next year). The last part of this trip was Hershey Park. The park was huge and we saw maybe 20% of it but it didn't matter. We had so much fun seeing our kids having fun that we didn't have to go to every ride. They were so excited to be able to go on the same ride 10 times if they wanted to. Before making the 2 hour drive home we stopped for a quick dinner and my oldest, Trey who fought sleeping the entire trip, fell fast asleep before our food even got to the table. THE PLAN HOME We would feed them, drive home and they would all fall fast asleep. Once we got to our house we could put them straight to bed. THE REALITY It happened!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We played outside and I pruned our out of control tomato plants and then it was time for lunch. We ate some homemade pizza from the night before and some brownies for dessert, yes I know, don't make me feel guiltier then I already do. So to work off my atrocious day of food I decide to go for a run which turned into a walk as I almost threw up because of all the crap in my stomach. As I was walking a long and enjoying the beautiful day I began to appreciate everything. Appreciate the sun shining, being able to walk, and sing, and thinking of my beautiful family that I so truly adore and all I can be is thankful. When life gets you down, money is tight, things aren't easy, stop and take a look at all that you have and not what you don't and I know you will be like me......Thankful!
Hope you have a great day
Friday, September 12, 2008
This is what it looked like after me loading the dishwasher for 15 minutes!!!!!
Can you believe how well this man packed a sink FULL of dishes just to avoid emptying the dishwasher and then reloading it? I felt like throwing the dishes at his head!!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
My boys started pre-school and we are all loving it! Mommy gets something done for a couple hours and the boys get to play with kids other then each other. The only problem is that I feel guilty for not being emotional or sad that they are going to school. Is that wrong that I didn't tear up or feel anything but excited?
Little Taylor has started crawling and my house is officially on lock down. No small toys on the floor, outlet covers on at all times, baby gates in place, and praying that she doesn't find the one death trap that I missed (I'm just sure I forgot something)!
I've started the invites for the kids big birthday bash which will be in October and here is the one quality photo we got while my husband clicked the camera and I jumped around like a baboon to make them smile, so close!
It also took me forever to come up with a catchy wording and this is it " We're so excited, we hope you can join in the fun, because Trey, Evan, and Taylor turn 4, 3, and 1!" I know, so poetic!
Well grumpymoms has been hopping lately, we have lots of new moms to share their advice, to tell their story, and to be our comfort so moms we thank you for joining the family!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I want to help one mom to have a better day, and if every day we all try to help one mom...think of the possabilities!
I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead. 'I will come next Tuesday', I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house, I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.'Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!'My daughter smiled calmly and said, ' We drive in this all the time, Mother.' 'Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!' I assured her. 'But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks,' Carolyn said. 'I'll drive. I'm used to this.' 'Carolyn,' I said sternly, 'Please turn around.' 'It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience.'After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, 'Daffodil Garden.'
We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.
It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, saffron and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.'Who did this?' I asked Carolyn. 'Just one woman,' Carolyn answered. 'She lives on the property. That's her home.' Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.On the patio, we saw a poster.
The first answer was a simple one. '50,000 bulbs,' it read.
The second answer was, 'One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain.'
The third answer was, 'Began in 1958.'For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, almost fifty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived.
One day at a time, she had created something of extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration.
That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time, often just one baby-step at a time and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world … 'It makes me sad in a way,' I admitted to Carolyn. ' What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years? 'Just think what I might have been able to achieve!'My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. 'Start tomorrow,' she said.She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, 'How can I put this to use today?'Use the Daffodil Principle. Stop waiting.....
Until your car or home is paid off
Saturday, March 15, 2008
What has this world come to...? Media makes us believe that we need things to be happy but it's not true. Nothing in this world will ever make you happy. You need to look in and up and realize that it is not about the car we drive, the house we live in, or the clothes we wear. It is about loving people fully, giving all that you can, cherishing the small things, and focusing on all the things you have instead of all the things you want!
It seems so simple, but why is it so hard?
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I can take them anywhere, out to lunch, shopping, bank, the gym and we now have fun!! I didn't think this would ever be possible! My advice to any mom with a child 3 or under...STAY STRONG, REMEMBER YOU ARE THE MOM and I promise it WILL pay off!!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
#1 My boys are getting so big (Evan now 2 and potty trained, Trey is 3 and acts like he is 10)
#2 I don't have to stress (When you let go and stop trying to control everything I think everyone relaxes not just you)
#3 Enjoy and live in the moment (Hearing the giggles, listen to their stories, and just enjoying them exactly the way they are makes everyone happy!)
#4 I also learned I am definitely a mom!
As we were driving home from a fun family night out Evan says to me "Here Mommy", so without thinking I reach my hand to the back seat and as he places something in my hand he says, " I got that bogger all by myself". Soooo Gross!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Wake up every morning and get just myself ready and walk out the door without an extra thought.
Come home from work and feel no guilt in watching TV or reading the newspaper.
Not HAVE to do a single thing around the house unless someone asks you.
Close the door while going to the bathroom and not have anyone banging on it asking "What are you doing?!?"
Not hear a single cry in the middle of the night.
Have my dresser filled with clean sox and underwear and not worry about how they got there.
Have someone cook my meals and clean them up.
After having three kids can still ask, "where are the diapers?"