Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Monday, December 24, 2007


Hey everyone I just wanted to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. I will not be blogging tommorrow so I just wanted to go ahead and say Merry Christmas. We just got done making our cake that we decorated for baby Jesus's birthday and will add candles tommorrow and have Jesus a birthday party :)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

do you like scented epsom salts???

A friend of mine is selling some all natural scented epsom salt and what a great way to support other mommies that try to help their families but also stay home with their children and stuff than buy from them. Here is a link to her site
soon she is going to be selling all natural air freshers and hand and foot print kits

Friday, December 21, 2007

Longgggggggggggg time no post!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry everyone , guess everyone who reads my blog has probably given up on me since it has been forever since I have posted but we have been sick with one thing after another around here and it has kept me busy. I am in the process on trying go more natural with our health and have been doing alot of research on herbs and natural stuff,. One thing I have found out is epsom salt baths are wonderful !!!!!!!! they really do bring fever down and my baby boy loves them. I also have been spending less time on the computer so I can get my priorites in order, My family is my first and foremost priority. WE have also made some important decisions in our life right now. I have just finished up the Created to be his helpmeet study journal, It was just as great as the book. NOw I am reading Be Fruitful and Mulitply. Anyway just wanted to post to let everyone know I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Leave me a message

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I have had two sick kids here and now i am sick oh what fun! No really though please pray for us to get better. I feel TERRIBLE.
I wanted to share this shirt I bought and just got today,. it is really nice and I soooooooooo love it. WE get so many questions every where we go.
WE are not catholic but I really like this shirt! Leave me a response . And thanks for the prayers.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Hey everyone

I just made this long post and then something happened to my computer , ugh!!!! Oh well just wanted to check in with everyone. I have been so busy that I haven't blogged in a while and when I am not busy I am just too tired lol. Everyone is doing good here, baby boy is getting so big!!!!!! He is 8 months old already, I cannot believe how fast time flies. Trying to take it all in as much as I can. He is into everything though lol. Hubby's business is still going good , please keep praying he stays busy. My sister and bil and us have started doing a bible study every Saturday and it has meant so much to my hubby and I! WE are thinking about home churching and have thought about it for a while and this is a step sort of in that direction. WE are hoping to add some more people to our bible study but so far nobody else has joined us. IT has been nice getting closer to God with my family , kwim? So God is so good and has done so much in my life. I have come along way from what I used to be and I just want to do the Lord's will and raise my kids to know the Lord and love him. To be respectful and loving and moral. It is as simple as that, They do not have to be doctors or lawyers or anything like that,. Also in other news we have added to our family. Yesterday we got a new addition to our family. His name is Tanner and he is a cocker spaniel. Here he is.

WEll that is about it for now, gotta go finish cleaning the bathrooms, fun times huh???

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A must see

*************** WARNING************

If you have little children around you might want to watch this without them!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A much needed vacation

We just got back from the beach last Thursday, It was a much needed vacation for us. This was the first time any of our kids had seen the beach/ocean so that was neat. We ended us staying two extra days lol. We had a great time with the kids and my parents were also there, It was a great family time. But now we are back to reality. WE took thekids to the Aquarium and some other places, They went to Build a Bear also. WE have never had a family vacation like this, we usually just go a couple of days and that is it so it was nice and very refreshing. And it was really nice since we homeschool we can go when we want so now most of the kids are in school and such so it was not crowded and rowdy. But like I say back to reality with bills and homeschooling ,etc... OF course we are constantly homeschooling cause everything in life is a learning experience. We also took them to a nearby beach/park that had a learning center so between that and the aquairum they got alot of learning time in anyway. On the way there we wrote down all the states we saw on tags, we found 20 something states, cool huh. Well just wanted to update you alland let ya know I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Kids are I are doing well and hubby's business is going well. Baby boy is a getting so big!!!! He is 7 months old!!!!! I cannot believe it. Time goes by so fast, he had a blast at the beach too and is also having trouble adjusting back to our daily life. WEll that is it for now. Let me know of any great homeschooling sites if you know of any. I am updating my list and stuff so let me know. Thanks

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Loving the Lord

WEll I know I have not written in a while but I just stay so busy! I just wanted to blog right quick before the kids,hubby and I sit down and watch Facing the Giants. The kids and I have already saw it but hubby has not. Anyhow , these days I am focusing on loving the Lord . Yes that plain and simple. My wonderful husband and i know the Lord and want our kids brought up right but are trying to know more about him and understand his word.We have been having Bible study with my siter and bil and are hoping to get more people here involved in the future. There are so many lost and hurting people out there, Also our church just added a new sunday school class geared more towards our generation so we went this morning and it was awsome. Our Sunday service was pretty good as well so how awsome is that! I so hope my kids grow up loving and knowing the Lord! God is good!
We are leaving next Saturday for the beach-yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! cannot wait to see the kids see the beach for the first time. Hubby;s business has gotten off to a good start but just keep us in your prayers that it will keep doing very well, we have really struggled since we have been married. I hope to add more later but right now i have to go, I have a 7 month old that needs to go to sleep. Man, where did the time go! Cannot believe he is 7 months already

Friday, August 17, 2007

Been so busy!!!!

Well it has been a long time since I have posted on my blog. I have been so busy!! NO time to blog, really I wonder if I have time to really think. But anyway last Friday my van left me stranded and of course I had the girls and baby boy with me and of course it was the hottest day of the year and of course hubby's cell phone would not pick up where he was working out. My sweet mom did get off work and come get us. That ended up costing us $268 we were not planning to spend and not needing to spend. WE started back homeschool full swing . Cannot wait to see what we learn this year that was unexpected. My husband started his own business and is doing pretty well with that, please pray we continue to do well and he gets more jobs. I really need to find a couple of kids to babysit but nothing has come up yet. We have started a bible study with my sister and bil and my husband and I are very excited. I have so much that I need to get done but never seem to get it done. /MAybe one day, I am having a hard time doing this blog cause I have a 6 month old in my lap right now trying to eat the keyboard.He has already pushed a button and lost what i typed the first time. My oldest dd got braces, The baby is having to take breathing treatments daily for a month till we go back to the allergist. Just busy busy all the time . I have a little one now asking can I have some animal crackers, can I have some animal crackers lol. I think we are going swimming tonight in my parents pool and tommorrow I think we are takign the kids to ride some horses and go fishing and tommorrow night is our bible study. HOpefully I will get in here to blog a little more, just not enough hours in the day.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What do you want people to remember about you?

I am just sitting here thinking-yes I know that is dangerous lol. But I was just sitting here thinking about all the trials we go through in life and what is important to people these days, IT seems so far from what I really want out of life. All I really want is to be able to pay our bills, take the kids to a vacation now and again and just be happy and content and raise our children to the best of our ability. I do not want all this wordly stuff, do not get me wrong I like shiny things and big things but when I am gone that STUFF will not matter to me and when I am dead and gone what do I really want people to remember about me. Alot of times these days many people want to be remembered as being successful or owning all these THINGS. All I really want when I am gone is to be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother. That i did my best and raised my kids to the best of my abilities. That I love the LOrd and tried to follow him. I have stumbled alot following him but I do try. What would YOU want people to remember about you??? IT is sad that this day and age many people miss out on the joys of parenthood all because they are so selfish that they think children will hinder them. They really miss out on the blessings. Yes, sometimes I do say or think wow what my husband and I could do if we didn't have kids or if we did not have so many but wow what we would miss out on!!!!!!!!!!! GOd gave me these kids, dunno why he chose me but I am so glad he did. Yes times do get hard and sometimes I get weary but I would not change my life for one split second. GOd has blessed me with so much even though my family has little we have all we need. I do not know what the Lord has in store for me in the future,weather it be more kids(if that is the case he better be talking to hubby lol) or just to raise the kids we have to his glory. I just always want to be able to stand back and see just how trully blessed I am. I have a WONDERFUL husband who has done so much for me, more than many people know. He is my rock, my prince charming. I have 5 wonderful blessings!!!! What more could a woman ask for???

Monday, July 30, 2007

Been a little while since I posted

Fist I wanted to share this I found at another blog that i love to read, It had me in tears.

A Poem for the busy Mother


Mother, O mother, come shake out your cloth!
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up the bed
.........Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
.........She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking!

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue
..........(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
..........(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
..........Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.)

Oh, cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby. Babies don't keep.

~~~~Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

That really hit home for me cause I just feel life is passing by so quickly and I am missing so much, the kids are growing up so fast. WE are just so busy these days. I long for a simplier time. I hope that happens soon or I may bust lol. Things are going okay here, Our baby boy has his first two that has finally made it's way through . He will be going to see the allergist soon to see if he has asthma., He is still spitting/throwing up terribly! All the other kiddos are doing good. Our youngest daughter was sick and still has a cough but is better. Our twin sons are just boys, they have been working with daddy during the day at his own business so they love that. He bought them some boots and is paying them so they are really happy about that. Our two girls went to cheerleading camp this past saturday and loved it, they will be cheering with the cheerleaders at one of the games in august. So that is pretty cool. WE are slowly starting back doing some school. I just sometimes wonder if they are learning all they need to be learning. Well I am tired and I still have the babies laundry to do so I am off. Talk to you all later

Monday, July 23, 2007


My wonderful parents kept all 5 kids this weekend so hubby and I could have some time together , it was great!!! It was nice just to be with him! WE did alot of laughing. We went to alot of different places and went out to eat and then went to the race . Sunday morning we slept and then went to get groceries together BY OURSELVES-no little ones saying I want this and this lol. But then after grocery shopping we picked them up. So we had a nice weekend. It was real refreshing to say the least. It is so important to take care of the husband/wife relationship as well . But boy I think we were both ready to see the kids . I don't see how some parents can be away from their kids too long- when the twins went to camp with the church I was a worry wart lol. Anyway, just wanted to update you all and our baby boy will be going to a allergist August 8 to check for asthma. I am just so happy with my laugh no matter how tired it makes me!!! I look at my kids and just know how blessed my husband and I really are. WE may not be rich with money but we have so many other riches. Have a blessed day.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Busy Day and A WONDERFUL Hubby!

First i want to say I had half this written out and my baby boy decided he wanted to type too and pushed a key and everything was gone-UGH! Okay so this morning I took Levi to the doctor to talk about everything that has been going on. First she said his trachea is fine, that it had no masses or anything and that everything was okay with it. SO that is good news, But we still have to talk about his heavy breathing,wheezing,spitting/throwing up,and such. She said she wants him to see a allergist to see if he has asthma and I think she is sending him to another doctor but not sure what kind. She said she wants to find out about the respirtory part first and then worry about the stomache issue cause it may just be the respirtory issue causing all of it. SO we have to go to these doctors and then see what they say. She also put him on a medicine to dry him up, like his runny nose and the drainage that he has. She said this may help the reflux too. So that is what he is on.So really it is still a wait and see kind of thing but at least his trachea is okay. Then after I took him I came home and got one of my older sons to take him to the doctor/. The one that has been diagnosed bipolar with ADHD. WE have been having a rough time with him still and my mama finally saw what I was talking about when she went with me to get the kids pictures taken at SEars.Anyway of course he uped one of his meds and such. I am getting so frustrated with all of that also. So after that appt. I came home and got my youngest daughter cause she wanted to go to wal-mart with me and went and got all the meds filled. During this time hubby was keeping the kids that were not with me. Speaking of him he is so wonderful. He cleaned the house while I was doing all of this and even did extra stuff. He is trully amazing. Wondeful man he is!!! SO anyway, needless to say I am very tired but have to find some energy to try and walk tonight cause I HAVE to lose this weight. Anyway, just wanted to update you all. Have a blessed night

Friday, July 13, 2007

Waiting................. and waiting

WE are still waiting to hear from the test results which is a hard thing to do. I know doctors are busy but when you do not know what is going on it is just hard. And yes Kitty this is my baby boy, he is 5 months old now. My how time flies. Just wanted to let you all know we know NOTHING yet and are just WAITING

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My baby boy

Please send some extra prayers up tonight for him. He is going for a CT scan tommorrow. He has been diagnosed with Tracheal Deviation . If anyone knows more about this please let me know. Thanks for all the prayers and I will keep you all updated

MEAN MOMMY!!! LOL< got this from another blog

This is what I have been hearing from the kids constantly. YOu are just mean! LOL, I tell them well that is good cause that means I am doing my job.

Is Your Mom Mean?

We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast.

When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches.

And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison.

She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them.

She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the truth the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds. Then, life was really tough!

Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them.

While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait.

Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught vandalizing other's property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.

Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was. I think that is what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Been a while

I know I have not blogged in a while but I have been preoccupied with life. Sometimes life gets in the way but what can ya do. I do check out all your blogs or shall I say many of yours that check my out.Anyway, the kids are doing pretty good. Sunday night our baby boy threw up constantly and our daughter started breaking out with what looked like chicken pox. Still not sure what it is. I am taking our baby boy to the doctor monday morning next week to talk to his doctor about his spitting up and wheezing/ I think he has reflux like my youngest daughter. WE went to our local fireworks show last Saturday and it was pretty good. I love seeing my children amazed at stuff. My husband is working alot these days so I really miss him. I just love him to pieces. I have got to get the kids back in a routine of doing some sort of school... seriously. Just hard when all the neighborhood kids come here. Last week I finished reading Created to be His Help Meet . That book is awsome and I am thinking of reading it again. WEll I am really tired so this is all the blogging and rambling I can do. I have not gotten much sleep this week so I am pretty tired and I walk at least 3 miles a day , today I walked almost 5 so that helps me be pretty tired at night as well. Good night, sleep tight!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My big boy!!!!!!!!!!!

UGH! My baby boy is 5 months old! He had to go get his 4 month shots today cause at 2 months he had RSV so that made him behind on his shots one month. So far so good . Last time he ran a high fever so hopefully he will not this time. He weighed 16 pounds 3 ounces. :) She said he looked very happy and healthy. He is doing all he is suppose to be doing and she said it was good I was already feeding him solids so yah me! He has been sleeping alot since we have been back.
I also went and got my youngest daughter's glasses today. Her others broke of course. I really hope things start changing with her eyes or I think in the near future she is going to have to have surgery. Something I am not looking forward to at all. She has wore glasses since she was 6 months old!
Tonight is the last night of VBS. Sort of glad cause it has been hard going back and forth every night. But the kids have had a blast and we ended up letting Dustin go every night cause that is where we thought he should be. He and daddy have done alot of talking and such. Dustin has been a bit better,
I have not felt well at all this week, I hope next week or sometime soon I feel alot better. I am so tired and just feel blah. Anyway, that is enough for today, I have to get ready and get change levi and take the kids to church,

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ramblings by me!

I have so much to be thankful for. A wonderful husband, 5 beautiful kids,somewhere to live, great parents, etc... I am so thankful I have a husband who loves me and would never lay a hand on me. Recent events in the news about the pregnant woman being found dead has brought up old wounds for me! I will not get too deep into it but I really feel for these women who feel so lost that they have to be with men that are not nice to them. MEn that abuse, neglect, disrespect, women in a way God never intended and how they bring the innocent children along for the ride. Just so sad. If you know someone who is going through this please just do not sit by and let this happen, talk to the proper people. Yes, it may make you friend, sister, daughter,etc.. mad but in the long run it could be what saves her. Yes in some circumstances no violence or ugliness has happened. I understand this . But for the ones and you know who you are don't just let it happen. And to the woman going through this do not think God has forgotten you, do not feel alone in this. He is with you and is your strength. If you are doing all you can possibly do to have a blessed and godly marriage then it is time for you to go to the proper people and get out of that! God does not intend for you to be treated this way! Nobody should be treated this way. I do not know why I feel lead to write about this, Maybe it is because I am so tired right now and things like the recent murder of that girl and her innocent baby daughter make me so sad. Maybe because I know that is could of been me. I don't know. I am just thankful for where I am today.

My next rambling is gonna be about my son that I have talked about before. He is having a awful time. I am looking into maybe taking some things out of his diet but I don't know, If you know of any good sites about this please pass them on. They got him on stronger meds not but it only seems to be making things worse. When I picked the kids up from VBS tonight his teacher said he was VERY disrespectful tonight and just very bad! I just wanted to cry. And I hate to bother his dad with it cause he works so much. I am just not sure what to do with him anymore. Makes me feel like I am failing him. REally sad about that. I love him so much and I hate when he talks like he has tonight . My children mean the world to me and as many of you mothers know it is very hard when you do not know what to do for one of your children.

Well that is about all the blogging I have in me tonight, I am not feeling too good tonight. I still went walking tonight though so I am gonna give myself a pat on the back for that. I walk everyday , I hope soon I see some weight loss. After this last child it is has been the hardest to lose weight.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy First Day of Summer!!!!!!!!!

The first day of summer. When I was a child I was always excited about summer. I loved to swim and play outside. Now watching my kids during the summer it brings it all back. Summer is a wonderful time of year in my opinion. Families seem to get together more for cook outs and such. Families go on vacations. I think it summer is for families, how awsome is that. I just wanted to wish you all happy first day of summer! HOpe you have a wonderful summer.
WOnderful blog article I wanted to share with you all.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Busy busy and proud of it

Although I have been pretty busy lately I am glad that I am. I know many of you are saying what??? YOu are glad to be busy. I was thinking about this the other day when a woman saw me with my 5 kids and said boy you sure are a busy woman and I usually just give a fake laugh and say yeah but this time I said better to be busy then be lazy. Dunno where that came from or why that came out of my mouth. She just stood there sort of dumbfounded . But that is the truth. I rather have a ton of things going on and be getting them done than be doing nothing. Today was a pretty busy day as well , had to take my oldest daughter to the day camp at the YMCA, this week she has that going on. Then my youngest has a appt with a eye doctor. It is okay though.Like I said much rather be busy especially doing things for my children. then tonight I cooked a big breakfast for supper and we all sat at the table together and ate . Lately we have been eating at different times cause the boys are playing with their friends and hubby has been working alot. I made sure I timed it right so we could all eat together. If you do not know my husband he LOVES Ryan's steakhouse. WEll after our supper he said that was better than anything and one our sons said better than Ryan's and my wonderful hubby said yes BETter than Ryan;s . I was like wow!!!! What a complement. I love my hubby, my kids and my life. While I do get stressed out sometimes and frustrated I do have a awsome life. Thank God!
On another note please pray for my aunt! She had to have surgery cause she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He went in to get it all and was not sure he did so now in a few weeks she will have to drink some chemo type stuff or something. Pray that this works,pray that she becomes well, pray none of this makes her sick! Thanks a million

Monday, June 18, 2007

Busy weekend!

WEll we had a busy weekend . Friday night after hubby got him the kids and I took him out to eat at his fave restuarant, Ryan's. Then we just rode around for a bit and came home. Saturday he worked on some side work he is doing then Saturday night we went to my sister's house for my nephew's birthday party. He turned 5 this weekend!! My where does the time go. That night my sister also gave me a early birthday present. A book I have been wanting called,Created to be his Help Meet by Debi Pearl. This book is awsome and I came home and started reading it Saturday night. I am already starting chapter 10! LOL Anyone who is having trouble in their marriag,just getting married,been married for years, well ANY woman needs to read this book!! Okay so Sunday I woke up and was feeling bad as I haven't felt too good for a week so I did not go to church. My parents came and picked up the 3 kids that wanted to go to church. At about 12:30 my hubby,me,the baby and the son who did not go to church went to my mom;s for father's day. WE ate and swam in their pool. Then we came home and I cleaned and just relaxed. Hubby and I talked about the book I was reading some and some other things. Here we are already Monday. I have got to get off here so I can get ready to take my oldest daughter to the YMCA for a day camp she is going to this week. Then the other kids and I have to go to town. UGH! Tommorrow I have to take my youngest daughter to the eye doctor for a check up, I think her glasses need to be changed. She is 4 and wearing a bifocal, she has wore glasses since she was 5 months old. So I guess I am gonna have a busy week also but that is okay.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A day in the life of me!!

I thought I would do this , also to keep myself focused on what I need to be doing lol. It is 10:01 right now and so far this is what I have gotten acomplished.

-Woke up at 5:50 and fixed hubby's breakfast and brought it to him.
- Laid back down but baby got up and so I put him in the bed with me and we slept(well woke up to kiss hubby by at 6:30)
- Slept till around 7:00 when Levi got up
- Got up and put him in his bouncer and ate breakfast.
- Put in a load of clothes
- Call doctor's office to tell them I would bring Dustin tommorrow for his blood work
- Checked emails and blogs and so forth
-Fed Levi his baby cereal
-Gave Levi a bath
-Played with Levi a bit
-Straightened the house a little
-Other kids woke up and got breakfast
-I cut up some watermelon and cantelope for snacks and made some sugar free jello. While this does take longer than just letting them snack on packaged food this is better for them.
- took clothes out of washer and put in dryer.
- Fix levi's bottle and got him to sleep.

So far that is it, next I am gonna go make my bed which I usually have already done.
I will add to this throughout the day.

Okay now it is 11:15 here is what else I have acomplished! :)
-Washed Levi's frog quilt and hung it out
-Washed sink of dishes(since our dish washer does not do a good job) and the boys dryed and put them up
-Put in a load of red clothes to wash and cleaned out the lint vent on the dryer.
-MAde bed
-took vitamin
-Changed LEvi's diaper and played with him a bit
-Straightened up living room
-Added some blinkies to my blog

So that is it, getting there today hehe. NOw I have to make lunch and continue on through my day

Okay so it is now 1:09 here is what else i have acomplished
-Listed some clothes on a site to sale
-made lunch(chicken noodle soup and crackers) :)
-washed lunch dishes
-folded load of clothes, put load from washer to dryer and put in another load to wash
-fed and changed LEvi
-got some kisses from my boy so he will just giggle
-put Brittani down for nap (she has been pretty good today ) :)
-helped the kids a little with cleaning out the refrigerator
-redirected a few on good manners
-cleaned bath tub
-talked to hubby on the phone
mmmm,think that is about it. Next hoping to get some Taebo in .

NOw it is 3:23
-No Taebo yet :(
-Talked to hubby again
-Washed another Load of clothes and folded another load
-Cleaned a really bad uh oh oh my sons knee :( He got really hurt trying to do tricks on the scooter out on the road. Looks really nasty(my mom is coming by to take a look at it cause i think you can see the bone) :(
-Listed some more clothes to try and sale
-Fed Levi AGAIN And changed a AWFUL diaper. EWWWWWWWWWW
-had some "me" computer time
-washed bottles
- talked with the kiddos, boy they always have all kinds of stuff to tell me. They will play outside for a bit then come in and tell me what all they have been doing and stuff they just remember lol.
-Brittani is STILL napping :)

WEll that is probably all I will post today. Got to figure out what we are having for supper. I will cook supper and there is a tote of baby clothes I want to go through to see what Levi can wear now. Other than that not much planned for the afternoon! This was a pretty easy day cause we plan to do school still some this summer but I am waiting for some books I ordered.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


After being soooooooooooooooo tired last night I was awaken at around 2 am to a voice saying mama I threw up. My poor Dustin threw up in the floor, I know TMI. I wished I had a dollar for the times I have had to wake up during the night and clean up throw up. Soooooooooo, not fun,. So needless to say our washing machine was running at 2 this morning. Then of course Levi was up at 4 and didn't want anythign to do with his crib soooooooooo he was int he bed with us which means i am not getting any sleep. then he wanted to be up at 6 for good . Needless tosay I am fixing to go and lay back down cause he has just fallen asleep again.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Whew! Busy day and doctor update

Okay I am sitting here taking a break cause i am TIRED! I have been shampooing our carpet on my hands and knees cause our shampooer broke! I went grocery shopping and bought some carpet shampoo while I was there and could not wait to start shampooing ,then found out something was wrong with our carper shampooer so I have got the kids rooms done and the hall way that ajoins their rooms. If I can just get the living room done I will be happy but it is BIG and I do not know if I have the energy now. But anyway, those that are wondering about the doctor's appt here goes. He just basically said what I thought he would. He said Dustin has gained 10 pounds in a year so maybe his doses need to go up. He said that all natural things probably would not help dustin like diet change and stuff cause he is more than likely heriditary with Dustin due to some things that we know for sure of. He said he would back anything I would like to do but ultimately it probably would not work, I really do belive in this doctor though and he spent alot of time with us today. I HATE taking all the kids though cause I feel like Dustin thinks all his brothers and sisters think he is crazy and that we just talk about him, kwim? But anyway, it also came up that Dustin is not taking his meds like he should and all of this so I have to stand there twice a day and make sure he takes them. He wants me to make sure he gets all his meds like he is suppose to for three days and then Thursday morning we are going for blood work to see where his levels are and stuff which i am sort of happy about cause some of these meds can mess your liver up and this will also so that . I guess I finally just have to face that he is bi polar, I just really do not want him to be. And all these people can say oh he isn't, and they do not try hard enough just to work with him but we have tried everything with him and he really tries to control himself but he just does stuff spontaneously. The doctor said some of it is the bi polar and some of it is the ADHD> Please pray for us. This is really hard for me cause I just feel like it is something I have done or something I have put him through that has caused this. I also worry about his future and things like that when he gets older. The doctor said if we can get his meds figured out and if he will take them when he gets older he should do fine. It just upsets me this is something he will have to deal with his whole like. I don't know why his brother have asthma and having to deal with that all his life does not bother me as much. I guess cause of the labeling people do of others when they say they are bipolar and things like that. Anyway, that is how our appt went and he spent alot of time answering my questions. Will let you all know what happens next and thanks for all your suggetions,tips,and prayers and thoughts.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Thanks to who all read my post and have responded. It means so much to me and has gave me some ideas on what to do.I am taking him to the doctor tommorrow at 11 so I will hopefully be able to talk to him all about what is going on although I do not feel much hope from that cause I just feel like he wants to medicate him and that is it. Keep the suggestions and tips coming girls . thanks a million

Friday, June 8, 2007

Have not wanted to blog about this but I need support!!!!

Okay so here goes! My oldest sons are twins and are 10 years old. ONe of them has been diagnosed bipolar and also ADHD. I know there is something going on with him as he has really highs and lows, like one minutes he will be bouncing off the walls and the next depressed and saying nobody likes him. The past month , well really two months, has been really trying with him!!! I don't know what is going on. I am wondering if his medicine is having a reverse reaction on him and making him more angry and aggitated. I made him a appt for MOnday but ya know how doctor;s are. I really would like to try some all natural stuff on him but don't really know how to do that and you know I cannot talk to his doctor about it cause he will just say he needs the meds. He has changed his meds, added meds, lowered them , up'd them all of that till now he is on three different kinds of meds and such. IT has just been so hard . Then my other problem is how to discipline him , he takes so much out of me! He can be the sweetest child then bring me to tears the next. He says constantly he is stupid , dumb, and nobody likes him although his dad and I have talked till we are blue in the face to him and told him otherwise. He sometimes just makes me feel like terrible mom and that I have done something and it is what I am doing to make him like this. I just wonder if all this has to do with him being so premature when he was a baby. I just really needed to talk and get this out,. WE have tried everything with him. Any suggestions,tips,supports,etc... would greatly be appreciated.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Things I am thankful for A to Z

I got this from a mommy group I am a part of and thought I would share it with you all and maybe others can do this as well/ I think in our busy days we tend to forget the things we are thankful for. here goes

Here is my thankful from a to z list

A for my kids friend Austin

B for my wonderful hubby Billy and for my beautiful daughter Brittani

C for Christ and his love

D for my twins Dylan and Dustin

E for early morning smiles :)

F for family and friend

G for good food

H for a wonderful husband( yes I am very thankful for him that I mentioned him twice)

I for ice cream

J for my sister Jennifer

K for my kids now and any more that the Lord may bless me with

L for my baby boy Levi!

M for my mother Marlene

N for nice talks with my sister,mom, hubby, or kids

O for my oldest children being twins and not my youngest :) :) ( just kidding)

P for my oldest daughter Paige

Q for quite time( something I do not get much of,but that is okay)

R for respect from my hubby

S for silly times we have together as a famil

T for my time with you girls here

U ( wow this one is a hard one) for being up till 2 in the morning with my kids( I am thankful for my kids no matter what comes with it) ????

V for Victoria my daughter Paige's first name and victory in Jesus

W for my dad Wayne

X for x/rays that we really need sometimes to tell me if my son with asthma has pnemonia AGAIn

Y for yo-yos ( the simple toy)

Z for the zoo where my kids have so much fun

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Taking in the blessings

I just lately have been trying in to take in all my blessings and try not to get so stressed! My husband has been on second shift this week and I actually think I like it cause he is here during the day to help with discipline and that kind of thing. He is thinking of starting his own company in the next year or so so he can be home more and have his own hours. I love my husband and he really does try to do things for the family. He is a hard worker! I hope he knows how much he means to me. Okay enough with that, I know alot of you are going okay okay okay :) Then there are my children, even with all the fighting and mood swings they have they really are good kids. I just hope I am doing a good job with them. And I also hope more than anything they are happy and know that I love them. I have the greatest parents in the world and have a wonderful sister. We were not close growing up and I actually sometimes wondered if we would ever seem to be anywhere near close but I think over the years things happened and now I think we believe alot of the same things and have actually gotten super close. CLose enough that I can tell her almost anything, well probably really anything. So I guess I am blessed in that way too. She was there for my birth of my last child and I will never forget that cause she stayed for like 11 hours just to be there. AS I get older( will be 27 the 28th of this month!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH))) things that matter really do change. While there are things I would love to have , these wordly things we cannot take with us when we go. When I leave this earth if I could have my say on what I was remembered for it would not be what I had or what I did but just that I was a good mom and a devoted wife. That would make me the happiest women ! And also that I followed what God told me and that I loved God with all my heart. SO as the days go by I am just trying to take them all in.

Monday, June 4, 2007


WE had a really busy weekend , I mean really busy and now here it is Monday and starting the week. I am so tired. The baby doesn't like to sleep and is a very needy child so that takes alot out of me and then there is the homeschool, keeping up the house,etc... But I am not complaining. I actually would not have it any other way. I love my kids and my husband so much and am happy with my life. It would be nice to have just a little more money so I would not have to worry so much but oh well we are rich in other ways. I am sleepy and am headed to bed so good night.

Friday, June 1, 2007

The Fun of Summer !!!!!

My kids are at the moment sliding on a slip and slide. While most kids these days would not find this fun because they have a huge pool, or go to the lake every day, or have their own jet ski or what have you my kids enjoy the little things., They got their $5 allowance today(yes, I said $5, most kids tell my kids you only get $5's!!!!!) and they spent it., Wanna know how they spent it? The two boys put their's together and bought a icee machine, they had $2 combined left so they then put their's with their sister's money and got the slip and side. And then there is Brittani who is 4 years old and knows no real concept of money saying I want this and this but finally settled for a little fairy house. They were so happy when we left. Many kids these days would have laughed at my kids and what they got but I am so glad my kids know the value of money. But ... I got off what I was saying. I looked out and saw them having a ball on that slip and slide! It is sooooooooo fun to see them smile. Of course with daddy's input on the phone some dish liquid was added to make them go faster :) . Tommorrow they are going to a fun day at our church so that will be a blast for them as well. This summer I am taking full advantage of taking everything in cause kids grow SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO fast . My newborn is not so much a newborn anymore but a 4 month old that wants to eat constantly. Enjoy the summer everyone and remember to take time to enjoy it with your kids!

my work from home business

It is slowly starting to take off a little bit. I just wanted to let everyone know that today is the last day to get the overstocked items for 50% off. Please check out the site. The prices are really good I think and the make up has done good for my redness on my face. TO go to the site just click on the make up think over there---------------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> !!! Thanks to everyone who places a order. Contace me with any questions you might have.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My sister is making me do it- 8 random things about me

1. My kids and hubby are my life

2. I am a big family show fanatic!

3. I have never done drugs-YAHHHHHH for me(although there are many other things I am not proud of)

4. I had my twins when I was 16.

5. I love watching my boys play baseball.

6. I love to see my daughters smile.

7. I love Chocolate!

8. I am on a diet right now and so feel like I am not getting anywhere.

Okay so that is 8 random things about me!


After our busy weekend we had also a busy memorial day! We took the kids to the lake and cooked out. They swam in the lake and then we ate. Then the boys went fishing with Billy while I took the girls to the play ground. After we left there we had to come home and take a bath and get ready and the boys had a baseball game at 8 last night so of course we did not get home till around 10:30 or later. But the boys did awsome, while they did not win it was liked they did . They played the undeafeated team and only lost by one and really gave them a run for their money so that was awsome! So that was our weekend and memorial day. Now we have to start the week and try and get things done. :)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

WOW what a weekend!!!

BOy this weekend has been busy busy busy! Friday night my mom kept my two youngest ones while we took the three older ones to the race. That was really nice cause it was so peaceful and was not filled with a crying baby or a 4 yr old saying I have to go potty, I have to go potty-LOL! So we got home at like 11:00 and the boys had a ball game at 10 Saturday morning. Mama brought the two little ones and met us there, I was really starting to miss them.Anyway, so after the ball game we had two of the ball players come over. So that was two more mouths to feed which we really cannot tell a difference when we have company cause we already have to fix so muchfood. anyway, they spent the night and were gonna camp out and about 11:00 last night they came running in saying they heard coyote's and they would not go back out so then ended up sleeping in the boys room ! I was so exhausted last night. And of course Levi still woke up. Anyway, so they also went to church with us. Everyone had to have baths this morning and get ready, that was 7 kids to get ready, That was a adventure, but we made it to church ON TIME! The service was good, so we came home and the boys parents came and after we ate lunch we all took a nap lol. Then I had to go to town to get milk-of course but daddy kept all the kids which was great. Well so that has been our weekend so far. Very busy !!! I also got my book Saturday wrote by the Jeub family, it has been awsome so far of what I read.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

This is meaning more and more to me each day!!!!

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5

NOt enough brain!

I have so much on my mind these days I cannot even think lol! I have our financial situation on my mind which is finally seeming to get a little better with help from my wonderful parents. And from God! I know God has a hand in all of it.
Then there is a strong conviction I feel that we are not done having kids. I feel this is from God and this has really been on my heart. As well as my issue with taking birth control! I really feel so guilty every night when I have to take it cause of some of the research I have done on it.With our financial situation though I really worry about not taking it and trying some kind of natural family planning. I know God does not put any child here that is not meant to be here but I am just so confused, And my parents would FREAK if they even knew this was something i was even thinking of. I have talked with many people on this subject and of course everyone has their own opinion about birth control and things like that. I have read some Bible verses and really got out of them that you should trust God about conceiving kids. It really feels good to just get it out all though and i have now told Billy all of this. He did not do much commenting on it though and I plan to ask him how he feels today. I wanted to give him some time to think about it.
In other news we are gonna finish up school this week but the kids will be doing some homeschool during the summer as well, Things like writing ,reading ,and some math(mostly math games). That is about it for my news. I have to go get the troups in motion so we can get school done,.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Update on things

First I will update you on how hubby is doing. Billy seems to be doing better his eyes just get red alot ,especially at night, Makes me nervous everytime I see them red like that cause that is how it all started. But so far he seems to be better. Praise the Lord. Hope he continues to do well. Now we just have to pay those medical bills.
Levi will be 4 months old next weekend!! My how time flies. He is a real needy baby. He doesn't sleep much and when he is not sleeping he wants me. I love watching him smile and coo though. Makes all the tiredness I feel melt away.
Paige is growing so fast into a young lady. She is doing better with some of her behavior and we spent some time together while the boys fished Saturday and the smaller kids slept.
Dylan and Dustin have a ball game tonight. Dustin is doing great in baseball,he is our sports fanatic while Dylan is a book worm. Strange how twins can be so different. Dylan got his legs burnt while fishing saturday poor thing and his asthma is really bothering him this morning. He caught two fish while fishing while dustin did not catch any but that is because Billy said Dustin would not keep his hook in the water. He kept reeling it in-lol, sounds just like him.
Brittani oh Brittani. She is very demanding these days also. We are working with respect and stuff with her and not hollering when she wants something but asking polietly. She is a 4 yr old with tons of energy. REminds me so much of her daddy every time I look at her.
WEll and me I am as stressed as ever but trying not to be. Things do seem to be getting better but everytime I think that something happens. i just have to trust in the Lord. I know this!! Oh and I am still trying to get the make up stuff to take off saleing really good. Maybe soon! WEll that is a little update .

Thursday, May 17, 2007

My little work from home thing

Well the make up thing is going prett ywell. Had a few sales and such. Of course I need to have more than a few people to make it to where I want to be but we all have tostart somewhere. Just wanted to let you all know that they are having a 50% sale on over stocked items and have added some new items as well. Thanks for the support!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A little at a time

Things seem to be getting better a little at a time. I feel the Lord is telling me something but I am wondering how in the world I will ever be able to do it or to talk it over with Billy. I know each person has a gift and that we are all here for a purpose and I feel like God is showing me my purpose even if it is scaring me to death. Today has went pretty good. Brittani got a cavity filled today and she did AWSOME!! Then after that we had to go get some groceries which is always fun with all 5 kids but it got acomplished and now I am just trying to get the house straightened and then it will be time to cook supper . I am going for simple tonight. Hot dogs and smilie face french fries. Tommorrow and Friday will not be too busy but we do have baseball games both those days. Dustin is so hoping to pitch. Thanks to many of you who read this but DO NOT comment here but email me for all the encouragement and everything. YOu girls are the best! Also everyone do not forget to check out the new make up I am selling and if you are interested in selling it let me know and I will explain it all to ya. Hugs to you all!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Glory to God!!!!!!!!!!! Have faith

I just had wrote the other blog about giving it to God when the mail woman came and knocked on our door. There was a heavy box and you will never guess what was inside!! Books for next years school. I heard of this place called Samaritian books where if you are a struggling homeschool family they will try and help you. SO I wrote them a letter and told them all we were going thru and the grades the kids were in . I never really expected to hear anything . Well in that box was Saxon math, s.s,reading books, hands on math with the stuff to do it with!!!!!!!!!!!!!! English books and other math. Great books!!! SO that is one HEAVY weight lifted off my shoulder, WE have mostly now what we need for next years school. :)


One of my twins got to pitch last night in their baseball game. My other twin is awsome in school and things like that so it was nice to get to see the other twin shine some. He so needs it!!! I was so proud of him and we ended up winning our game last night like 19 to 7. Things have been less stressful today just cause i have just been trying to give it all to God and let things happen that are suppose to happen. I have a wonderful family and so in that aspect I am very rich. I am trying to start a home business from home so check it out . CLick on the thing on my side bar. Have a blessed day :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

my weekend!

The weekend went pretty good. Friday I went to a mother/daughter banquet with my mother,sister,and my girls(and with levi,lol). It was a nice time. Then Saturday my wonderful mom kept our kids so Billy and I could have some time together alone. That was also very nice., Then Sunday we went to church, then to my mil's,then to my moms. It was a nice Mother's DAy. The kids are very tired this morning and not wanting to get going. IT is already almost 10:00 and they haven't even ate breakfast!!!! WE have school today and the boys have a baseball game tonight at 6:00. We have a game tonight, Thursday and Friday. UGH, busy week. Brittani has to get a tooth filled Wendsday also. I absoulutely loved the sermon yesterday at church but it just made me more confused on how I feel about birth control. Anyway, I gotta go.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Just wanted to share this!

Not really sure who wrote this! I got this off a website I go to and it just brought me to tears!!!

Capture the Moment

The baby is teething, the children are fighting, and my husband just called and said to eat dinner without him. Okay, one of these days you'll shout, "Why don't you grow up and act your age?"

. . . and they will.

Or, "You guys get outside and find yourself something to do and don't slam the door."

. . . and they won't.

You'll straighten up their bedrooms all neat and tidy with bumper stickers discarded, bed-spread tucked and smoothed, toys all displayed on the shelves, hangers in the closets, animals caged, and you'll say out loud, "Now I want you to stay this way!"

. . . and they will.

Then you'll prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn't been picked to death, a cake with no finger traces through the frosting, and you'll say, "Now there's a meal for company."

. . . but you'll eat it alone.

And you'll say, "I want complete privacy on the phone! No dancing around, no pantomimes, no demolition crews! Silence! Do you hear me?"

. . . and you'll have it.

No more plastic tablecloths stained with spaghetti, no more anxious nights under a vaporizer tent, no more dandelion bouquets, no more iron-on patches, no more wet-knotted shoe strings, no more tight boots, or rubber bands on pony tails.

Now, imagine your lipstick with a point. No baby sitter on New Year's Eve. Washing clothes only once a week. No PTA meetings, no car pools, no blaring radios, having your own roll of tape, no more Christmas presents made out of toothpicks and paste, no more wet-oatmeal kisses, no tooth fairy, no giggles in the dark, no knees to Band-aid.

Only a memory of a voice crying, "Why don't you grow up?"

And in the silence will come the echo, "I did."

Time to get busy!!!

ALthough it is not like I don't have enough going on but it is time for me to help my husband make some money so we can get out of this hole we are in and move towards the things we want. WE do not have huge dreams just small ones. I have tried to just put this in God's hands and let things work out thru his will. The kids have been acting alot better the past couple days so that makes me excited. Although the boys have already got taught the lesson that friends are not always gonna be there for ya. So I had the chat with them last night that friends may not always be there and that is why they need to get along cause when they grow up they will be the best friends each other has!! I am trying to figure out what to do and what to sale to help bring in some money. I am going to start with the make up and see how it does and then if it doesn't go so well might also add in selling some candles called Mia Bella candles. I just need to help hubby with our money issues right now and me working outside the home would not work. I mean I am sure it would work some how but I would never get any sleep and he wants me at home. TOnight the boys have a baseball game so we have that going on and then tommorrow night I have a mother / daughter banquet to go to with my mother and my girls( and poor Levi has to tag along) and I think my sister so I am looking forward to that. Anyway, have a blessed day and check out the make up . Click on the thing on my side bar. :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


copy and paste- very interesting!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Weird things happen around here-lol

I was making my laundry detergent and looked outside and our rooster who wanders around the yard like a dog was eating some CHICKEN!!!!!! Can you believe that??? HAHAHA- That is just totally not right.
In other news Brittani got her shots today. 4 of them!!!!!! She actually did really well. I am proud of my big girl. Tommorrow she has to go have a tooth filled -ugh!!!!
I am still trying to find some kind of work from home job that is right for me. I would love to keep doing ebay but I just cannot keep enough stuff to sell. I just really am not sure what to do. SOrt of feel lost on this one. WELl that is about it for today.

Monday, May 7, 2007


Life hasn't been much better to us but I know it could be worse. Billy spent most of the weekend trying to fix the van's bumper to make it look okay since we will not be able to afford to fix it. Our roof has been leaking some too so he has that to figure out and then when I was getting ready for church yesterday morning my hair dryer tore up. I just wanted to scream!!! Billy and I got into a huge argument last night , I knew it was coming, WE are both so stressed. Anyway, I asked my mom if she could keep the kids for a little while next Saturday so we can try to rekindle some of our spark for each other. We really need it. I have found a bunch of things I want to order for the kids next year for school but right now no funds to do it. Hopefully things will turn around for us soon!!! I pray they do. WEll that is about it, nothing exciting here to share. Oh well yes there is . Brittani went to her first birthday party this weekend all by herself. We dropped her off at 11:00 and picked her up at 1:00. She had tons of fun but she was ready to come home i think. While she was at the party Billy,me,and the other kids went walking on the dam. That was sort of nice!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Okay a positive post

I am so tired of making post that are so depressing so I am gonna blog some positive things. NO things have no gotten better for us and my daughter has to have braces which are gonna cost us $1,900 but I am so glad and blessed to have a daughter to put braces on. I have so much to be thankful for!!! I pray things turn around for us and I know God has his own plans for us whatever they may be. He has blessed me so many times and helped me thru tons of trials and things that many people do not even know I have gone thru.I have really struggled from the time I was 16 and had my twin sons but I know God was always there with me or else I would never made it out of the hole I was in. I have a husband who loves me now and 5 kids ! ALthough they have been terrible this week all in all they are great kids. And if you sit back and just watch kids you just have to smile. I was at my sister's house cause she kept three of the kids while I took my oldest daughter to the dentist and when I got back we ate lunch at her house. But after lunch my nephew turned to my daughter and said I love you Brittani and my daughter looked at him and said I love you too Josiah. NOw what a blessing that is to hear two cousins be so sweet with each other. I do not know what the future holds for my husband or I but for some reason today it doesn't seem so bleak and worrisome. HOpefully, I can find some kind of home business that will help us or something. I have had so many people that know what we are going thru say well why don't you just put the kids back in school so you can get a job. WELl just cause we are struggling does not mean Iam gonna jepordize how my kids are raised and their self esteem. Plus I do have a infant son who needs me also. BEing my children's mom and teacher IS MY JOB! Being Billy's wife IS MY job. I do not get paid cash for this job but I do get paid in so many other ways and yes this means that my husband and I do not get the finer things in life but we have both decided our children come first. My husband is a hard worker and I am so thankful I have him. He is a great man. Yes he gets really stressed but I know he worries alot. But I know together we will make it thru! WE have already been thru so much.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Okay so yesterday my husband called me a few times during work. He was not having the best of days then on the way home he called and said this is not a good day. I said why. Well he had rear-ended someone on the interstate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He did not hurt the jeep(thank goodness)that the person was in but it did hurt my van. They decided just to go on cause since the other vehicle was not hurt that person did not care and Billy did not want our insurance to go up. SO now I need a new bumper for my van. :( It just does not let up on us. And yes I know I know it could of been alot worse. I know this. My stress level is thru the roof I tell ya that. Today he goes back to the eye doctor as well so I will update you all on that. If there is anything to update on, I am not sure doctor's know much of anything. Sorry but we have been thru it with doctor's. But anyway, I just wanna say Thank God for my kids and my husband and the wonderful family I have. Even though I have no money I am rich in other ways.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Why do people feel the need to comment!!!

It gets so frustrating no matter where we go we always get comments about how many kids we have. When we went to Wal-MArt Saturday the old man as we walked in asked Billy are you trying to make a football team. Billy just smiles and says yeah but I am getting so tired of this. It is ridiculous. They say wow are all those your kids or I would kill myself. It ticks me off. SOme say do you know what causes that . Children are such blessings. Yes there are those that could not take care of a multitude of kids in fact they really do not take good care of their own kids so I am sure that is why they have no more blessings. I know I should not let it get to me. There was even a woman one time talking to someone saying that she knew we were on welfare with that many kids. Why is it so horrible to have more than 2 kids???? In the good ole days they had double digit number of kids. WE only have 5. I am not sure we are done. If you ask my parents they would of said we were definately done at 4. The only thing that saddens me now is I am not sure that we are gonna HAVE to be done. Financially we are just in a bad place due to my husbands health. I don't have many dreams only a few and that is to build a house in the future and maybe have 1 more baby! For us to live happy with our children and try to bring them up the best we can and just to be able to pay our bills. NOt much to ask for. Anyway,that is enough rambling I just had to get this out

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Our weekend!!

WEll the weekend is almost over and almost time to start our busy week next week. Yesterday we took the kids to the Mayfield Dairy to do the tour of the place and that was nice just to get out with the kids. I think they really enjoyed going and I think they actually learned-lol! SO great about homeschool is getting to do field trips on Saturday. Anyway, after that we planted a few flowers that we could get for CHEAP since we are in fiancial mess but I am trying to get out of this depression or whatever this is so I thought if i had some color in my yard i would feel a bit better. WE spent most of the day out in the yard and I took a walk last night. Then today I just have mainly stayed around the house while Billy went fishing with his brother. I have made our cleaning supplies for the week today and also made my first batch of our own laundry detergent so we will see how I like it. I am trying every thing in my power to figure out how to cut our cost.I did our lessons for next week so I could be all organized and just been trying to straighten up the house and such. Plus Levi has been really needy today wanting to be held. I have been waiting for like 3 hours for him to go to sleep so I could go water my flowers. Anyway, that is about it for the weekend. NOw the week starts.
Actually I just wanna say before I get off here that I have been just trying to count my blessings. WE have been going thru a pretty rotten time but we have so much to be thankful for. I hope things look up for us soon!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Soooooooo Tired!

WEll I am still have problems with my tummy and I haven't slept well in a week or so. One minute it will be cramping, the next nauseous, the next just pain. Anyway, then the past couple of nights levi has not slept good at all. Last night he hardly slept AT ALL. I am so tired. Then he had to have his shots today. He weighs 13 pounds 2 ounces!!! HE is getting so big. HE is really whinny , hope it doesn't affect his sleep tonight cause I so need some sleep.Anyway, so far all the test on billy have been good. They are all normal so we will see what the rest say. I am just really stressed right now but just trying to put my faith in God. School went well today. WE did not do all subjects today but focused on spelling,math,and English. They really love playing the games with their spelling words on that site. WEll that is all my news today. I have to start supper in a bit. Thanks for everyones prayers and just keep pryaing for Billy's health and that we get better financially/

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

another post

I just thought I would let everyone know Billy did not go back to the eye doctor today, she wants to wait and see him after all his test results come back. UGH!!!!!!!! I think she should of presonally saw him since his vision still isn't too good but oh well. Anyway,just wanted to keep you all updated. Will let you know when anything else comes up/.


I got this super spelling site from some of my friends off a homeschooling board. I have one son that really struggles with spelling terribly and he loves this already! It is I am gonna add it to my side bar too, it is great!

Doctor's appt.

Well he went yesterday but we really do not know much of anything right now. His doctor wants him to go thru a multitude of test so I have no idea when they will all be complete with him trying to work again also. For all you medical people here are the test he has to have:
Rheumatoid Panel,Hepatic panel,LIpids,bone density scan,PTH,and Vitamin D. Today he goes back to the eye doctor so I guess we will know more about his vision though. He says it still is not back to what it was before this episode so wewill see what she says. WEll that is a little update about him.
On another note baby Levi is suppose to get his shots tommorrow that he missed a month ago cause he had RSV we now he is totally congested again and I so hope he is not getting sick. He didn't sleep well last night.
I am still trying to figure out what to do about next years school. I wanted to use Christian Liberty for next year but there is NO WAY we will be able to afford it so I am back to square one with deciding what to do. Paige is suppose to test next year too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

not much to say

I really do not have too much to say. Yesterday was a pretty good day. I spent some of it trying to figure out our financies. HOmeschool went pretty good yesterday and the volcano we made Friday that was sort of a dud well we did it over again and it worked beautifully!! The kids were so excited. even my 4 year old stood with her mouth hanging open. Then last night I took the baby out with me in the sling so I could get some fresh air. IT was nice. My husband was teaching my boys how to cut grass, they are growing so fast. :( Today Billy goes to see his family doctor about all the test his eye doctor wanted him to have so we shall see what that unfolds. I will keep you updated as much as I can. Thanks for all the prayers we really need them. My stomach has been a total wreck for the past 2 weeks , so much sothat I am not sleeping well at night. I wished it would just straighten itself out!

Sunday, April 22, 2007


It was really good today-church that is. The sermon was really good and made me think about alot of things. Billy got pretty chocked up today, we are really stressed right now. Financially we just are so lost and it is really scary. I know we have to put our faith in God but faith does not feed the kids. Billy is gone right now with the boys fishing, that will be really good for him. I am just sitting here trying to get more things listed on ebay and thinking of work from home jobs I could do. Sometimes thinking really makes my head hurt lol. Anyway, that is mostly about my day today. Yesterday the boys had a baseball game and one of the twins did really well. My parents came and they ate it up that their grandparents were there especially their papa. Dustin did sooooooooooooooooooooo well , I was a one proud mama and billy was one proud daddy. Poor Dylan could not catch a break but he is the brains of the two. That is what we tryto explain to them that everyone is not good at everything and we are all different and that is how God meant for it to be!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

busy,busy, busy!!

I have been listing on ebay this morning and have more to list!!! I have tons to go thru . I am trying to get some money since Billy has been out of work so much and everything is so unknown about his future medicial issues. ALso the boys have a baseball game this afternoon, so we are busy busy busy! Here is a link to one of my ebay auctions and you can link to my other ones from there.

Friday, April 20, 2007

don't know

what is wrong with the time on my blogs but at least my dates are right. I wished I could figure out how to put up links . hopefully soon!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

does it ever get better!

WEll we got a phone call back from the doctor , I will post more about that later. Everything is so iffy right now we do not know anything for sure. All we know is he has to have more blood test and we will know more from there.
To top everything off I spent my day trying to figure out bills. Then the kids dog died and they are all really upset :( Then on top of that we had a box of highlight stuff and i decided I wanted a lift up so hubby and I decided to use it. Well.... my hair looks TERRIBLE!!! Looks like a leapord. So my wonderful hubby is out right now at 8:20 at night getting a cheap box of hair color to cover this up. So I guess I will have to go blonde again. I sooooooo did not want to worry about roots again. Me oh my!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

trying to stay positive

Please pray for me and my family! We are going thru a whole lot right now and going thru a whole lot of unknowns. I am very scared and see the future I had planned sort of slipping away. I am trying to find some kind of work from home job or something like that to make some extra money while my husband is on and off work and to try and catch some of our bills up.
Meanwhile the kids our outside playing and have a great time together. SO nice for them to not know the worries their daddy and I are facing. Homeschool went pretty well today. Been a rough two or so weeks. Just please pray for us! That is about all I can say. I don't really have the energy to get into all of it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The past few months!!!

I was gonna title this the past few weeks but that really isn't fitting , It has been pretty chaotic for the past few months. Our fifth child was born almost 3 months ago. He is 11 weeks today, my where does the time go. The last part of my pregnancy was not so easy. I was so glad to welcome LEvi Gracin into the world. Then about a month or so ago he got RSV, I had to keep him in till he was well and that was very difficult. The about the time he is getting well from the RSV and everything my husband starts having problems with his eyes!!! I posted all about it but the stupid thing would not post. SO this is the short version since my time is limited. I took him to the doctor twice last Monday, then I took him back Tuesday, saw a speicialist Wendsday and Thursday. Went back to the original eye doctor Saturday who seemed to have given up. SO we went to another doctor yesterday who finally said his problem could of been something he was born with called Epithlial Basement Membrane Dystrophy. He just recently started wearing contacts so she said the contacts,solutions,and high pollen count this year could of irritated something he already had. ALso preservities in eye drops and stuff could of did it too. Anyway he seems to be on the mend . I so hope so. He was out of work for a little over a week and he is the only one working so that has killed us. I am trying to keep the faith and trying to keep praying. It has been difficult. This past weekend our well messed up also so that was another $150 we had to spend. It is just one thing after another. Seriously and has been that way since my hubby and I married almsot 6 years ago. I just wished things would let up on us some. Been really difficult.
HOmeschool went okay today. The one that really struggles isn't feeling well so I think that contributed to some of the problems we had. I am still struggling with what to do next year for my cirriculum since our money situation isn't very good. WEll I have to run!

Trying to post!!!!

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