Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seriously Thursday

Wow it's Seriously Thursday already?! Time to Link up with Becky From Mrs. to Mama

Seriously...I have just a few short days to clean my house and do all the laundry before the 4th of July. My BFF and I just counted and there's going to be like 23 people for our cookout.

Seriously...My BFF is thinking about starting a blog so I'm trying to convince her to do some guest post for me so that when she does start doing it she will already have a following.  So lets Seriously give her some love and encouragement! 

Seriously...Don't forget to head over to Cinnamon's new Monday Me Hop. She posted 2 writing prompts on Monday and we're all linking up today to share what we wrote.

Seriously...Why do certain people who will remain unanmed have to be raging idiots who make up the stupidest storeies ever then expect me to know what the hell is being talked about when other people mention it to me!

Seriously...My BFF's 2 boys are leaving tomorrow for like two whole weeks so visit their family and I am Seriously going to miss them so much! They are MY other children.

Seriously...How friggin' cute is this picture?

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Monday Me Hop


Today I'm linking up with Cinful Cinnamon for her brand new Monday Me Hop. She's making us all think this week! Ugh, I can feel my brain starting to hurt already! lol

So what would I do differently if I knew nobody would judge me? And I can't talk about kids or marriage right? Damn, I hardly ever think about anything else. Honestly, I would love to be a writter. I've wanted to since I was a little girl but never had much confidence in my capabilities. If I wasn't so scared of what everybody would think and say, I would probably put off going back to school this fall and concentrate on trying to write. But I'd have to also get past the fear of people judging my writing and not liking it. I know that you can't please everybody but I'm not even sure if a few people would like my writing enough to actually want to spend their time and money on it.

And since I just can't help myself, I'll answer the second promt as well. There's two things that my Dad always told me when I was growing up that have always stuck with me.

1. Don't talk badly about somebody if they're not there to defend themselves.

2. Right is right, wrong is wrong.

I've tried to always live by those. You don't say things behind somebodies back and it doesn't matter who you are, if you're right I'll stand by you but if you're wrong, your on your own.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Completely disgusted with myself!

Why is it that the older we get, the harder it is to lose weight? I was always a little chunky as a kid but when I was about 16 I thinned out considerably. I was loving it. I was never rail thin skinny but I was finally slender at least. I had my first baby at 20 and immediately lost all the weight, not that I actually gained much. Now don't start booing me for that. I was young and we also didn't have a car so we walked a lot. Had the second baby a month after I turned 25, again dropped the weight fast. The third and last baby came along at 27. Once again, within a few short weeks the weight was all gone. I'm only 28 now. My baby is almost 16 months old. So why the hell do I weigh more now than I ever did when I was pregnant!? Seriously! Is this karma or something? I bounce back quickly after each birth so I have to pay for it now?! It's so not fair. I'm completely disgusted with my body! And is the hubby any help? Nope! He picks on me for being chubby now. He claims he's not picking on me, that he's doing it lovingly, to that I say WTF EVER! Yes, I have hips and curves now that I didn't have at 16, that I don't mind. But where did all this extra crap on my belly, arms and thighs come from? I looked at a picture the other day of me and baby number three when she was about a week or two old and you can't even tell I had just given birth. But when I see a picture of myself now or look in a full length mirror I find myself wondering why people aren't asking when I'm due. It's not fair, none of my clothes fit, hell I don't even know what size I wear anymore! All I can say is, God sure does have a sense of humor!

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I pinky promise not to tell

Has there ever been something that you've really wanted to write about but you don't want people to judge you? I know I've had that feeling before. So, I was thinking that I could make a safe place for people to write anonymously about anything they want to. A place where no names are needed and no judgements are handed out. So if anybody is interested, I pinky promise not to tell.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Embarrassing my BFF's hubby!

I told my BFF this story and she told me I had to blog about it. It's funny, cause since I started blogging, even all of the kids tell me I should blog about things. lol

Anyways, my hubby and I sleep on a futon in the living room cause we gave the actual bedrooms to our kids. Well, my hubby and my BFF's hubby work together. He comes in the other morning and I'm still laying in bed just talking to them and trying to wake up. After a few minutes, I asked him if he would please go into the kitchen for a minute so I could put my pants on. I've never seen that man turn so red or move that fast! It was hilarious!

When I told him it was safe to come back I couldn't help laughing at him at the same time. He's like "Man, I'm kinda embarrassed now. It's a good thing I didn't sit down on the bed or anything!"  He could hardly even look at me for the rest of the day!

This happened a few days ago and he still turns beet red if I mention it!

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Blog Reveiw

My blog was just reveiwed by Marguerite Zelle at The Kindle Blog Report. And I'm thrilled to say...She liked me! Yay! Thank you Marguerite for the great reveiw!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Little Sparrow Logos and More Product Reveiw

I recently got the chance to work with  Becki from Little Sparrow Logos to make a business card design for my blog. I am more than impressed! Becki did an amazing job! There was a very simple form to fill out with the information for my card as well as anything special I may want on it. Honestly, I had never really thought about having business cards for my blog, so I didn't really know what should be on it. I was pretty vague about what I wanted and on most of it, I just told Becki to use her own judgement. She nailed it the first time! There was nothing I asked her to fix or change. And she was so quick too! I filled out the form yesterday and today she emailed me the design to look over. Way faster than I expected! Little Sparrows also does logos, watermarks, blog headers, and so much more. And her prices are very affordable! If there's anything you need done Little Sparrows is definitely the place to go!
Thank you so much Becki!

This is the design Little Sparrows did for me.

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Random Thoughts

Why is it that we do the dishes, but they always come back? And they bring their friends with them!

Every time my 7 year old daughter mouths off to me or doesn't listen, I've been making her clean something. By bedtime my house will be spotless! I wonder if that's considered child labor?

Ever notice that you can feel like you're starving half to death yet when you look for something to eat, nothing sounds good so you just walk out of the kitchen and continue to be hungry?

Why is it that I have my best ideas for blog post while I'm laying in bed trying to go to sleep, then in the morning I can't remember them?

My hubby is threatening to get a second laptop cause he says he never gets to use this one since I'm always on it. Don't tell him, but that sounds great to me! But I don't want him to know that or else he might not really do it.

I've become completely obsessed with editing pictures lately.PhotoMania, Picnik, and Photobucket are awesome!

My niece is visiting for a week or two, and she's so well behaved that I've had the urge to try and send my oldest daughter home in her place. Another bad mommy moment?

I wonder if I can beg my hubby to make me some strawberry daiquiris tonight. I could definitely use a drink or two tonight.

Ugh, time to get back to the dishes that have been having a party in my sink while my belly continues to rumble cause nothing in my house sounds good to eat. (big sigh!)

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Seriously Thursday?!


It's that time again! "For what?" you ask? For the awesome Seriously Thursday Link up with From Mrs. to Mama 

Seriously...My head hurts so bad right now that I don't know which I feel like doing more, cry or throw up. Yet I still manage to sit here with my laptop and blog! Is that dedication or what?!

Seriously...Remember the car I was talking about that we bought from "friends"? Well, after we put about $1,200 into it, it got sent to the junk man the other day for a whopping $300! I don't remember what was wrong with it this time but the hubby said it was going to cost somewhere from $400-$600 to fix it. By this point he was just done with the damn thing. So now we're back to having no car and need to buy another one.

Seriously...Since I banished Holly from the living room and moved her bed into Hunter's room, she has slept through the night every single night! I don't know whether to be thrilled or annoyed at her that she couldn't do that before. I've been losing sleep for no reason!

Seriously...I got an email from WonderDads the other day saying that they are going to feature my blog on their site next month as one of their favorite blogs to tell your wife about! I'm Seriously excited!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Words of Wisdom.

Today I've decided to try my first blog interview. My Guinea pigs? My 7 year old daughter and 9 year old niece. Here's their words of wisdom.

Jordyn is up first.
What is your happiest memory? 
When we went to the beach for the first time at Deer Creek.

Why do you like being a kid?
That's a hard question. Because I get spoiled by my Daddy and gets lots of toys.

One word to describe you would be _______. 

What advice would you give your parents?
I'd give them advice on how to cast a fishing pole.

If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
The cat we had a long time ago because it was so soft and pretty and precious and very cuddly.

What do you like to do for fun?
Annoy my parents.

What is your favorite thing to do? Why?
When I write stories because they are fun. Sometimes I want to write a chapter book.

What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?
Play tag with them.

What do you love most about your siblings?
My baby sister is cute and cuddly and has a cute laugh.
With my brother playing hide and seek cops and robbers.

What was the nicest thing you did for someone?
When my friend at school got hurt I made them feel better. I kissed their boo boo and took them to the nurse.

What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now?
Getting a boyfriend

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

What would be the ideal allowance? Tell me how you would use it.
$17.10 to buy a Justin Beiber barbie

What do you think makes a person good-looking?
When you dress nice.

Name two things we should do as a family on the weekend.
Fishing at Deer Creek and Go to a fancy restaurant

What is the grossest thing you can think of?
 Daddy pooping.

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Now Alexis
What is your happiest memory?
Me and my Dad going to the movies.

Why do you like being a kid?
We don't have to pay bills.

One word to describe you would be _______.

What advice would you give your parents?
Don't ground the kids unless they did something bad that they've been told not to like a million times before.

If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
Tiger. They are very fierce and beautiful.

What do you like to do for fun?
Swing on the tire swing.

What is your favorite thing to do? Why?
Play my DSI because there's a lot of things you can do on it.

What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?
Truth or Dare

What do you love most about your sibling?
He likes girl stuff just like me.

What was the nicest thing you did for someone?
Behave like an angel.

What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now?
 Hoping my true love will propose.

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

What would be the ideal allowance? Tell me how you would use it.
$20 so I could save up and buy a new game system or donate it to charity.

What do you think makes a person good-looking?
How they are. Not the outside, the inside.

Name two things we should do as a family on the weekend.
Go to a movie or go swimming.

What is the grossest thing you can think of?
Inside a body. That's nasty.

Wow, the difference that 2 years makes to a kids way of thinking! Hope you enjoyed my very first blog interview.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Seperation Anxiety

As I've mentioned before, the 5 of us live in a 2 bedroom apartment. Crazy huh? Jordyn and Hunter both have their own room. The hubby and I sleep on a futon in the living room, and Holly's crib is in the living room as well. Until last night that is. I was on the computer just playing Farmville, when I got a wild hair up my ass and decided I was tired of Holly being in the living room so I cleaned Hunter's room and moved her butt in with him!

Hunter seemed excited about it and when I asked Holly if she liked having her bed in bubby's room, she hugged me. I'll take that as a yes. Come bedtime, Hunter and Holly both passed out within 10 minutes! I was thrilled beyond words. Until about 20 minutes later when Holly woke up completely inconsolable. I picked her up and she just layed her head on me. She was so pitiful. I brought her into the living room and sat her in the recliner with hubby. I took her shirt off cause she was hot, fixed her a bottle, and set up a fan in their room where she couldn't reach it. She played with Daddy for a few minutes then it was off to bed again. She fussed for about 5 minutes, then was off to dream land again. She did great. Woke me up around 3am for a bottle, then fell right back to sleep. It was great!

Why then did I title this Separation Anxiety? Because I had it! I felt awful when I layed down to go to bed. I hated having her in another room. I was seriously regretting moving her in there. I kept looking at all her toys, which still reside in the living room, and missing her terribly. Even when she wasn't waking me up during the night, I was still waking up to go check on her. I know, I'm pitiful right? But she's my last baby and I missed her. But she did sleep so much better and I have to admit, when I wasn't up checking on her, I did sleep better too. Hopefully tonight I won't be such a cry baby about it.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Link Up

Today I'm linking up with Cinnamon who's asking which of the dad's on her site most resembles your own dad.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day Gift

This is what our kids gave the hubby for Father's Day this year. I ordered it online from Walmart. The idea was to surprise him but Hunter can't be trusted with a secret. I hid the presents in the closet and as soon as hubby walked in the door, Hunter yells "Daddy, there's a present for you in the closet!" So he got his present early.

Daddy, Take my hand in yours and you will plainly see, How very much I need you now to love and care for me. As my little hand grows, I will need you even more, Everything I do in life, I have never done before. Teach me to be kind and loving, sharing and forgiving, Show me through your acts of love the pure joy of living. The years will pass by quickly and one day I will be grown, I will pass what you have taught me onto children of my own. Hold me always in your thoughts and remember when we are apart, The special love between a child and a daddy's heart.
Love, Jordyn, Hunter, Holly

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pictures from my phone-Blog Hop

Today I'm linking up with The Peanut Post for her blog hop Pictures from my phone. The pics of her little ones are so adorable!

It was so hard for me to choose just a few pics to use, most of my pictures end up being taken with my phone. But here's what I narrowed it down to.

Jordyn and her best friend, who is the daughter of my best friend!

Daddy and his little buddy Hunter

Best friends doing their makeup!

They were dancing to a Justin Bieber c.d.

Boy, trick or treating is so hard at this age!

Holly out cold!

She looks like she's holding on to her bed for dear life!

Holly letting me know she's tired of not seeing the world while in her stroller.

I'm always telling the hubby that she's really a puppy!

Hunter and Grandpa.

Proof that they love each other.

Hunter "reading" his shark book.

Hunter and Spider Man...napping from crime fighting maybe?

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My BF stabbed my a dream.

***disclaimer, no husbands were actually hurt in this!*** 

OMG my BF told me the funniest thing this morning! Now keep an open mind here, ok. If you knew both my BF and my hubby, then you would totally understand this. They have such a love/hate relationship. Half the time they can't stand each other and may be telling each other off, and the other half of the time they love each other. But no matter what they do or feel for one another, let somebody else mess with one of them, and it's on! They are so funny sometimes!

Well, while talking to my BF on the phone this morning, she tells me about this dream she had last night. Ok, are you ready for this?

She dreamed that she...

Stabbed my hubby! Now not enough to kill him, just hurt him a bit!

In the dream he was like "OW, WTF! Why'd you stab me?!" And she's yelling and calling him everything but a white boy!

Me? I guess I was just like "See, I told you to stop pissing her off! Now you see what happens!" I wasn't even worried that he was bleeding. Besides it was just a flesh wound!

Now, you're going to think I'm seriously disturbed because while she's telling me about this dream, I'm laughing my ass off! I think my first coherent words were "Omg, I have to blog about this!"

Hell, maybe I am wrong in the head because this is still funny! (giggle)

Anybody else want to share any strange or funny dreams they've had recently?

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Oh Happy Day!!!!

Yay, I won, I won!!! (giggle) My awesome new blogger friend Cinnamon just presented me with an amazing reward! She so knows how to make my day even better! Thank you Cinnamon!!! (blowing big kisses!) Now when your done visiting with me everybody rush on over to her blog. You won't regret it!

Here are the rules for this award...
1)  Mention the blogger that gave you the award.  Check
2)  Link to their blog.  Check
3)  Pay it Forward to 5 bloggers. Check

Here are just a few of my favorites...
 You have no idea how difficult that was, I have so many favorite bloggers! Again, Thank you Cinnamon! :)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Do you think your parents brought you up right Guest post

Here's my first guest post from one of my most favorite lady bloggers, Cinnamon. She's an awesome writer and a wonderful person. She made me feel imensley beter after the crazy day I had yesterday! Everybody make sure you go visit her.


When Echo asked me to guest post for her, I had a couple of topics in mind to write about.  But then, when I saw that she was having such a bad week....the mommy in ME came out.  She's younger (much) than I am, and has grown up in a somewhat different time. And I only have one child. She has about a dozen, or so it would seem with all that she's been through this week. She wanted me to write something that would let her readers know something about me, and that's all good. But I kept thinking about her and then thought about my son, and then about how I was raised.  And then I thought about the things that I learned growing up and wondered if I had taught my son any of those things. I am hoping that in between the X-box, and all the other "things" that he has; that weren't even invented back in "the day", that he may have picked up a few nuggets of knowledge. These are the most important things that I learned from my Mom and Dad. And they have influenced EVERY thing I have ever done in my life. In no particular order:
  • Be kind.  My Mom would have worn my ass out if I had ever made fun of someone with any kind of physical defect or handicap. For every thing that God doesn't give a person on the outside, he give them a double dose of something else on the inside. Never make fun of anyone less fortunate.Love the innocents and the animals of this world. Because they trust you to take care of them.
  • Work hard. I've had a million jobs in my life.  And they certainly have not all been glamorous.  In fact, I'd be hard pressed to think of one that WAS glamorous. But I was taught that it doesn't matter the title that you have.  What matters is the work ethic that you bring to the job.  Be on time. Give your employer their money's worth. Hold your head high and be proud of what you do.  No matter what it is.
  • Be Honest.  In ALL things. A liar will steal, and a thief will lie.  Do not do either, and you will never have to keep up with falsehoods. Sometimes it hurts to tell the truth, but it really is the best policy.  In all things.
  • Love with your whole heart.  Don't hold back.  The one thing that you hold back will be the one thing that you should have given.  And then it's too late.
  • Don't take any SHIT. I didn't learn this one very well, until I got much older. And sometimes I still forget this one. But if you are right, don't back down. Remember to be kind, but don't let your kindness be taken as weakness.  In everyone life, there will come at least one time when the whole world (or at least your corner of it) will look to you for the right decision.  Be kind. Be strong. Be honest. Be yourself.


I love this! This is the prescription that Cinnamon wrote for me! It's the first giggle and smile I've had in about 2 days!

Seriously Thursday?!

It's that time again, another round of Seriously Thursday with From Mrs. to Mama.

Seriously...I am so disappointed right now! We went to look at a 4 bedroom house today that would be perfect for us and is at a great price range. The guy said that the first person to bring back the application fee basically has it. The hubby went to the bank and somebody else beat him to it by like 5 minutes! I'm so bummed!

Seriously...I keep putting off cleaning my house and justifying it by telling myself we'll be moving soon anyways so I'll just clean while I pack. I think I'm going to have to get a new excuse though.

Seriously...Whoever said that blogging was better than therapy was sooo right! I had a huge case of the grumpies yesterday, blogged about it, and felt better. The best part was all the comments I got from other's having similar days. See, this is why I love blogging!

Seriously...Why does Jordyn insist on doing everything in her power to make Hunter scream and cry or to wake up Holly?!

Seriously...I better drag myself away from my computer now and try to accomplish something with my day. I feel like a 3 year old yelling "I don't wanna!"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A huge case of the grumpies

*** actual husbands, children or animals have actually been harmed today...yet!***

Ever have a day where you just feel like ripping somebodies head off? And where it doesn't matter how much you love your family, you just can't stand them at that very moment? A day where the mere sound of your hubbys' or your kids' voices make you cringe? A day where nothing goes right and you keep looking at the clock wishing for bedtime so that you can start the day over tomorrow, just to find that it's only noon? That is me today.

My hubby is annoying today, and I can't even tell you exactly why. Jordyn is an almost 8 yr old who I keep threatening to send back to kindergarten if she doesn't learn how to put her shoes on the correct feet and to stop slamming the damn door while her sister is sleeping!

Hunter is a mouthy 3 year old, whos' vocal cords I'm ready to tear out if he talks back to me just one more time!

Holly is a 15 month old, who is teething...enough said there right?

My house looks even worse than if a hurricane and tornado together came through it. I bitch and moan about it, while occasionally crying, yet just can't bring myself to try to clean it either. And the thought of making dinner is enough to send me into hysterics!

I decluttered my Facebook yesterday by deleting anybody who regularly stresses me out or doesn't better my life from knowing them. I'm still upset over some of the people I had to delete.

The stupid letter T on my keyboard keeps sticking and royally pissing me off. Have you ever realized just how many words you use that have the letter T in them?

Our ferrets shit way too much and stink. I just cleaned their cage and I keep thinking if they shit one more time, I'm going to feed them to the dog!

So what's given you a huge case of the grumpies lately?

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Building Sandcastles

Over the weekend we took a day trip to Deer Creek, well actually 2 day trips because we went on both Sunday and Monday. The first day was just our family but the second day our best friends went with us. We had a blast! We went swimming at the beach, had a picnic, played at the playground, and ended the day with fishing. Holly giggled at first when she saw all the water at the beach, until the first wave knocked her on her butt! She spent the rest of the time on my lap with her head against my chest. She did like the wet sand though. And Hunter was very impressed with all the sand. Take a kid who loves dirt and rocks and set him loose on a beach! Pure bliss! And Jordyn has always loved the water. As long as she can touch  bottom. Try teaching her to swim and she freaks out! The hubby thought it would be funny to put wet sand down my top, but I got even! I shoved a handful down his butt crack! He's vengeful though. The next day when we went back to the beach, he shoved sand down the back of my shorts! I'm not exaggerating, when I went to the bathroom later, I think a sandcastle fell out of my butt! I must get even!!!

Hubby, Jordyn, Hunter and Holly playing in the sand.
Holly testing out the water. 

Jordyn sitting pretty at the playground.

Holly the daredevil.

Daddy had the idea to eat ice-cream in the car. It was a huge mess but it was SO good. If you ever find a place called Frosties, stop in for some of their homemade ice-cream!


Hunter caught the first fish of the day!

This show off caught 4 fish.

Yes, my fish was even smaller than Hunter's but damnit I caught one!

This is how Holly fishes! Toys and twizzlers, what more could a baby ask for!

Our mighty fisherman/fisherwoman.

My BF and her little boyfriend Hunter. Aren't they cute!

Aren't they so pretty!

And the winner for the biggest catch of the day is.....Jordyn!!! YAY!

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