Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

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

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