Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well I just wanted to say I had a very good Christmas this year. I didn't get something big or anything like that but got things I needed and all the kids seemed really happy this year. We tried to put more thought into what the season was all about this year and not get so stressed. We did pretty good. Dh kinda lost it a little while putting the pool table thingy we got for the kids together but other than that everything went good. HOpe you all had a Merry Christmas. I think the best part was hearing the kids sing Happy Birthday to Jesus as we were going to my grandma's house on Christmas. That was priceless and it only added to the beauty with dh singing along . i hope the new year brings good things to my family as well as anyone's who is reading this. I know things have been tough for many but we do still have so much to be thankful for. I know God will take care of us if we just put our faith and trust in him. He has proven it to me over and over again. God bless you all.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Times are not as a hard as we think they are.

Yes times are hard but not as hard as things could be!!!!!! I do have to keep telling myself this. As some of you know we turned our tv off this week, up'd our deductible on our car insurance and cancelled our long distance service. This will save us over $100 a month. The losing tv is a adjustment but has actually turned into something good cause we are doing more things as a family. Don't get me wrong we already spent more time together than the normal day family but now it is ever more. The only thing I miss is getting to watch the Duggar episodes(which a nice lady taped for me, except for the most recent when the last was born). And Dh loves to watch UFC fighting at night and news. I do not miss the news because it was so depressing anyway. But the things I starting thinking about is I do have soooooooo much to be thankful for that could be taken away from me if things keep going the way they are in this country. For instance homeschooling. Sometimes I complain and really take it for granted but I wouldn't have it any other way, I WANT my kids home with me( yes I did say that) and I would not want to have the fear of having to send them school. I am so thankful for my healthy kids and being able to make chooses for them and their well being but if things keep on the government will be trying to do that. I just read yesterday that when Obama gets in he is gonna try and get something signed in saying it will be manditory for parents to vaccinate their kids. While we do vaccinate our kids already per dh's request I think it is totally wrong for the government to try and step in and tell parents how to raise their kids. I am thankful to have religious freedom but the way things are turning if government has it's way that will also be taken away from us. The church(people of God) better start stepping up and quit being silenced. We better start praying for revival in this country, for hearts to changed. The USA is the leader in child porn. Isn;t that so sad, when I read that it just broke my heart. When did we become more concerned with animals than with human life!!!!! People will take a dog to a vet and pay tons of money and spend tons of time trying to nurse that dog back to health but then would turn around and kill their unborn child! How much sense does that make. IT sickens me. Times are hard true but just think about how life would and WILL be like if things keep going the way they are going. Christians step our and help your neighbor with whatever they need if possible, if it's clothing for their children then give them that if you have it, if it is friendship then give them that. I think if we do our part hearts will change. I have already saw it firsthand in my own life. My sister and I used to never get along but her and my bil have always prayed for me, been there for me, etc... and I will never forget it. Prayer does work!!! I feel like this is just a bunch of babble and maybe it is but I have had so much on my heart lately. You can choose , you can sit in self pity or you can be thankful. I choose to be thankful. God bless you all and I hope each one of you have a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Okay, here goes!!!

After a few that read my blog have asked many of times for a picture I am finally able to post one. Here goes! Also please continue to pray for my dh;s business and for all the other families struggling right now.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

For those that frequent my blog

I am trying to get my dh to let me post a picture. I am going to ask him again about it tonight. Hopefully he will let me and if so I will post a picture of our family soon. No promises though. Hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Slow times

Dh's business is really slow right now but I guess pretty much everyone we talk to is slow. I just have been trying to my faith in the Lord. I know he will take care of us and God is good all the time. It is hard not to worry but I try my best! I am just praying dh's business picks up. I am thankful for every single job he gets and God has totally blessed his business, I am amazed alot of the times how God has taken care of us. Thanks for any prayers for dh's business and send me a line if you would like some prayers as well. :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008


WEll we had a pretty good Thanksgiving and still in the midst of it all I was able to maintain my weight. That is pretty good I think, I have been trying my best to lose weight since my last son was born, He just turned 3 months and I have went from weighing 228 when I checked in to the hospital to have him to weighing as of this morning 188, SO I think that is pretty good. :) Anyhow I really tried to focus this yr with the kids about what Thanksgiving is about it is not only being thankful for what you have but also being thankful that God is God, plain and simple. NO matter what trial you go through , no matter what you face God is still God and he loves ya! :) Isn;t that awsome. I have went through some not so nice things in my 28 yrs, wow am I really 28! UGH. Anyway , but having said that going through those things and SURVIVING through those things made me so much stronger and the person,mom,wife,friend,daughter,sister I am today. I thank God I went through all I did!! Did I really say that?>?? Yep, I did. Most people will never know what all I have went through and it really doesn;t matter, God knows. What I am trying to say is I know many people have it rough right now, I am not saying my life is a bed of roses by no means but we do have sooooooooooooo many things to be thankful for. I heard at church that if you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back, money in your checking acct, or even just change in a dish somewhere in your house you are amoung the top 8% wealthiest people in the whole world. WOW!!! SO, take the time to thank the Lord for all you have . Kiss your kids, smile a little, take time to spend one on one with your Father and life will be so much sweeter. God bless all of you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Friday, November 7, 2008

A reminder to everyone and also to myself.

I know many are upset at the results of the election ( and some are beyond pleased) . I will admit I have been thinking well what if he does this or what if this happens. What if he really does sign into law the Right to Choose Act. Those kinds of things. But really do we have any control over those things. Yes we can state our opinions , sign petitions but in reality how much control do we really have over the outcome. But we do have control! Through prayer! I have become more and more a believer of prayer. NO things may not turn out how we prayed but we have to believe that God knows what he is doing. And no matter who is in office God is still God!!!! NO matter what nobody can take that away. So smile, look at your children and thank God for the miracles he has given you. There are still good days ahead. The sun will still sign, birds will still sing,flowers will still bloom. Yes, it may be ending the end times but is that so bad? Hang in there everyone and when you get physically sick from worry just pray. God will take care of us. He always has and he always will!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Do you ever feel like your brain is spinning!

Seriously that is how I feel anymore. LIke my brain is just constantly going. I haven't posted in a while cause frankly I am afraid I would not make much sense. I do have a praise report of sorts. Our new baby boy went for his check up and I asked the doctor about him not focusing on us, our doctor said he thought he was not focusing and was not sure he could see. So needless to say we were scared. I figure he would just tell me he was little and we needed to give him more time but he said he wanted to set him up with a eye specialist. So he did the next Monday and we went. Hubby and I sat there for over a hour a half with a almost 7 week old and a 20 month old. Hubby finally went and asked them what was going on and they said they ususally dialate a child's eyes but since he was so small and they were not sure what was going on they wanted the doctor to see him first. Well..... they finally called us back and do you think we saw the doctor first??? Nooooooooooooo. She asked us questions and then dialated his eyes. So we waited at least another 30 minutes for his eyes to dialate. finally got back there and the doctor probably spent 2 minutes with him. Said he thought his eyes were fine but he was really too young. I was not thrilled with him at all and his bedside manner. Anyway, he wants us to bring him back at 3 months. Sooo.. while he did say he doesn;t think anything is wrong it didn't reassure me all the way. But I know whatever happens it will be okay. He does seem to be focusing more but still mostly while we talk to him looks up and around. But has started smiling some.
I was so proud of myself this Sunday. My dh was at a men's retreat with my sister and bil's church and I got all 6 kids ready and made it to Sunday School almost on time. :) Ya me!!!! Isn't it funny the older kids are really the ones who cause you the most problem. I think my dh was really blessed at the men's retreat so that is a praise report.
well I am getting off here, gotta go cook some supper. Hope everyone has a blessed night.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Dh and I went and saw the movie fireproof last Tuesday and it was awsome. I have been trying to focus a little more on my marriage cause I know alot if not most of my attention goes to the kids so I decided to suck it up and let my mom watch all the kids including the baby even though I do not like leaving the kids when they are babies till they are a bit older. But.. it was only a few hours. Anyway, I am so glad I did . Dh and I both agreed it was probably the best movie we had ever saw. ALL married couples need to see this movie and I think lives will totally be changed because of it. I think we should support movies like this also, that was one of the reasons I went to see it. anyway, if you haven't got to see it you must. Our night went well too and it did dh and I good to get out together .With a housefull of kids spouses really do not get much time for each other but we do need to remember our spouses and remember to baby our marriages also.
In other news I cannot believe our baby boy will be 6 weeks old Tuesday!!!! :) My how time flies.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Busy days- wouldn;t trade it for the world

Since baby has been here I do think I have sat down hardly at all, except maybe while feeding him. lol! I have been super busy since he has been here. We started back school right away due to some of the kiddos do not do well with much of a break. We have had a couple of appts already and I have already taken a shopping trip with all the kids,which was not as bad as I thought it would be. I cannot believe I am a mommy to 6 now!!!!!!! I would not trade my life for anything in this world. And no I do not have loads of patience. That is what I always hear when talking to people is you must have alot of patience and I think to myself why no, it all comes from God. He is the one that helps me through. I love my kids though and would not want to be doing anything else. I was thinking about all of this while doing the devotional book Raising up Madiens with my daughter this morning. I love doing this with her and we are also doing a scrap book to go along with it so it is super fun. I would love to do something like this with my boys although maybe not the scrapbook. Scrapbooks are for the girls to do, in my opinion. My youngest daughter is waiting patiently or not so patiently for us to get done reading it so she can do her own scrapbook. I have been trying to think of some good ,cheap field trips to take them on. Let me know if anyone comes up with anything.
Also if you could say a little prayer for us dh's business has been a bit slow lately. It is sort of scary, alright really scary but I know God will provide. But we are trying to look into buying a house so this is not real good timing. anyway, I know things will work out. I just wanted to update you all while I had a few minutes. I am hoping to get to read some blogs sometime today but I have been trying to get the house organized so I dunno.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Birth story

This is a condensed version. I will spare you some details.
Monday when I went to the midwife I was dilated almost 3 cm. and having contractions. She said I was in early labor and since we have so far to drive to the hospital she was debating what to do. She decided to let me go home and IF i was still pregnant to come in Wendsday. Well when I got home I was having some good labor pains. They ended up being like 2 to 5 minutes apart but were not too bad and were not too long so I decided to pack the kids , which would take a while and take them to my parents house. I knew I was in labor but probably had time. Anyway, so we dropped them off and headed to the hospital. got there and I was having regular contractions about 2 minutes apart and was almost 4 cm's. So my midwife decided she wanted me to walk for a hour. Ugh so I did. Came back and I was between 4 and 5 cm. She was debating on what to do again. Since we live so far she said there was no way I was going home. So about midnight she broke my water. Thought that would really get it going. Well after she broke my water my contractions got hard , I took some pain iv med and tried to rest a bit. I was dilated like 5-6 cm . And then I pretty much stopped. I stalled out!!!!!!!! Sooooo.. from then on it is all a blur. A huge blur. Then ended up starting pitocin and then after awhile found the problem, it was the way he was turned. I had already walked hours and hours on end. I was sooooooooooooo exhausted. I had to stand up and dance around, get on the ball,etc... to get him to move the right way. Finally when he did, it didn;t take long. And with 3 pushes he was out. It was my roughest labor. And on top of it all these midwives do not believe in giving iv pain meds anytime near when they think you will deliver in the next 2 hours. So when I had him at 5:40 the last time I had had pain meds was at 1:30 dh said, Then after all of that my midwife realized some of my placenta was still in me!!! She told me my options . They gave me some sort of pain meds and went in after it. The meds were not working yet and it was just as horrid as the labor!!!!! SO then the meds finally started working and I could not keep my eyes open to even hold the baby. I was so mad. SO this is my birth story of Issac, i skipped alot cause I will bear you the details. It was so horrid of a labor that we did not call the kids to come till after he was born. The plan was for some of them to be in the room again but we decidedto just wait which turned out to be the better decision. And even though it was so terrible I knew God would get me through . I prayed alot!!!!! And in the end all the pain was totally worth it. Thanks for all your thoughts/

Friday, August 29, 2008

Baby is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He was born August 26th after a very rough labor. But he was so worth it. weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 3/4 inches long. We are doing well. He has his days and nights mixed up but that is to be expected. Just wanted to share that Issac Asher is here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

midwife appt

I had my midwife appt yesterday, Went well. NOthing much to report. Dilated between 1 cm to 2. So I could go now till my due date. said she thinks he will be bigger than my rest, eek! Heart rate was good. Everything checked out good. hemoglobin is still low but they did not do anything about it. Now it is just a waiting game. I have less than 4 weeks till my due date. :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Back from Paige's appt with her arm

Okay I am back, it took FOREVER and we only saw someone for llike 10 minutes. They said the xray showed it was starting to heal , the one little piece of bone was still out of place but shouldn't cause any problems. Still showed some shortening but not nothing that needed surgery. Said they would take her cast off and if she felt pain they would recast it, well they took it off she supposedly felt no pain so they put it in a splint. To me the arm still did not look right. Told us she needed to wear the splint for 2 weeks and she could take it off at night to take a bath and she needed to move her wrist around and fingers cause right now they are super stiff. Well....... when I got home they called me back and said she needed to wear the splint the full 4 weeks till we come back. Her appt is September 17th(dunno what I am gonna do about that , just have to see when baby comes). Said she needed to make sure she was not rough housing, jumping on the trampoline,riding a bike, or ANYTHING like that. so they must of saw something that changed their mind.
well... when dh came in and saw her arm he said it also looked weird to him and that it still looked broken and that he wanted a second opinion. I am sooooooooo tired from the trip and waiting I said what do you want me to do. HE took the phone book looked up a orthopedic doctor he knew in a nearby town that he likes and called them. Told them we wanted a second opinion and why, They said it didn't sound right to them she was only in a cast for 3 weeks that for all their patients with a break it is 6 weeks. That is how long our son was in his cast when he broke his arm, said the doctor we are wanting to see would not be in the rest of the day due to surgeries and had surgeries to do MOnday but that they could proabably talk to him about it Monday so they would call us back MOnday or Tuesday to let us know. He also takes our insurance, so that would be great.
It wasn;t bad what they charged today . $35 for the splint which I paid today and $80 for xray which they are gonna bill me for. But when we go back she will have to have another xray and I don;t know what else they will do. But Dh does not want her to go back there, so we will see. All this going on while I am fixing to have a baby. SHEESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We just have so much going on too with other things too. Monday I will be 36 weeks. I will post more later

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Busy days!

i know it has been awhile since I posted , also have not gotten to visit many blogs lately either. Just has been so busy around here. Between a broke arm, bladder problems with my youngest daughter, getting ready for baby, and every day things. I took our daughter back about her using the bathroom so frequently and he had no idea so she will be seeing a pediatric urologist. We have been waiting on that appt for 2 days now, I have called and called no appt yet!!!!!!!!! I am not happy with this at all. Our oldest daugther goes back in 2 weeks to see if she can have her cast off and if everything is healing correctly. Praying it is. Yesterday hubby stayed out of work and we got alot done around here. We took our old broken crib down(been through 5 kids) and put up the new one we bought. PUt together the toddler bed and put it in the boys room for when I am ready to put little man in there room which will probably be a couple months after baby is born. Did some rearranging. I cleaned off my book shelves in the school room to make room for our books this yr. GOt alot of other stuff done too. I cannot believe MOnday I will be 34 weeks!!!!!!!!!! I have a midwife appt monday too so I will try to update what she says sometime.
So how is everyone else. Busy as we are probably! And when it is time to relax and just sit down and watch the news who wants to. Ugh! so tired of hearing the mess on the news. NEither presidental canidate I am thrilled with. Both scare me to death! WE are in for a mess is all I can say. But with God all things are possible, that is what I keep telling myself about everything in my life right now.
i am also busy planning our Florida trip we are taking in MArch. We are wanting to take our daugther to Magic Kingdom for her birthday. While we are there it will also be the boys birthday. We are wanting to go to Magic Kingdom, Seaworld, and Universal. Anyone have any tips,tricks on how to save money??? We already found a house we are gonna stay in , my parents are also going so we are halfing the house with them. So that is helping.
anyway, I better get off here and get something done. The kids are being awful this morning, not sure why.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Paige went this morning and her x ray showed her bone looked good. She had one small piece of bone that was not in the right place but they said it should still be okay and should heal. Soo... more than likely no surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Praise God! When it first happened and I saw it I just knew it would require surgery and if fact most from the local er here thought she would require surgery. So she has a hot pink cast on now. She seems to be feeling better. On the other hand we found out more about the insurance situation. It paid for today since she was seen in the er . It will pay for office visits for the next 3 months with them for this but will NOT pay for things like x rays,splints,things like that if she has to have them. Which we know she will. Sooo... I think I am gonna try to call our insurance and see if they know what we can do. Maybe go to another doctor who is covered or something.So if you ladies could continue to pray for this. BUT God is good and he DID answer our prayers. Continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers while she heals. And be careful with those scooters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are dangerous

Thursday, July 24, 2008

update and thanks

Thanks so much for all the prayers ,. please keep them coming. WE go tommorrow to find out if she will need surgery or if they can just put a cast on it. Also she had a couple big gashes so not sure what they will do about those. I do want them checked out that since they will be under a cast. She has had some rough nights with pain. NOt much sleep going on around here. We also find out tommorrow if insurance will pay for anything else so please pray for that also. Well that is about it for now. Just wanted to update everyone. I think I may have dropped today and have had a ton of contractions since this morning, not exactly sure the reason for that but not baby time yet as I am a little over 32 weeks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Broken arm,bladder infection, and midwife appt

after the last day and a half I could really use your prayers so I will not lose my mind. Sunday night around 7:30 Paige's scooter broke with her and she broke her arm VERY BAD. I rushed her to the emergency room here where they took x rays,also did a ct scan cause she hit her head too. Ct scan was good though,. We were told they would probably since it was so late just splint it to keep it still and then we would have to go out to another place that is 45 minutes away the next day(where Dustin went to get his arm fixed). Well then they came back and said the er doctor called and talked to the orthopedic doctor and actually the place we wanted to take her to had one of their orthopedic doctors on call. They both agreed she needed to come right then. They wouldn't even let me drive her , we rode in the ambulance there. I thought I was gonna get sick going over there , felt like I was riding in the back of a tin can. Billy had the other kids the whole time ,but my mom picked them up and he met us over there. The finally sedated her, they did not put her totally under but gave her meds where she did not know anything, it was weird cause she was blinking her eyes and stuff but wasn't really awake, then he put it back in place and put a hard splint on it. Told us we have to come the end of the week and if it was still in the right place they could go ahead and cast it, if it had shifted ANY she would require surgery and would have to have pins in it. She broke it right where your growth plate is,so it has to be fixed correctly!!!!! We got home at 5 am!!!!!!!!!!! Then I had to take Brittani cause she has only gotten worse. I had to have her there at 10:30. So I woke up took paige's pain meds to be filled, went and picked Brittani up from my moms and dropped Paige off. Took Brittani , she has a bladder infection. gave her some antibiotics , soooooooooo took them to get them filled and pick up Paige's meds and pick up some stuff at Wal-Mart and I needed to pick the kids up something to eat to take to my moms. So I got them something to eat, went back to my moms to feed them and visit with Levi a bit. I also had to get to my midwife appt, and needed to take a bath. While I was at my moms dh called and said he was home, so I brought Paige back with me so she could rest better. Put in a load of laundry, fed my bread,straightened up a bit and then went to my midwife appt. Said everything looked good except my hemoglobin was REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY low and my feet looked horrid but what do you expect. Baby is head down and said he really already seems locked and ready hehe. Weight looked good she said. I go back in two weeks. So..... after my appt. I went and picked the kids up(thank goodness someone worked for my mom so she could help me out)and came home. I was EXHAUSTED And hurting. I got Levi to sleep a little before 8 so I went straight to bed when I got him down. Good thing cause Paige was up alot, she was in alot of pain. Which worries me cause they said if it stayed in place she should not hurt too much and her fingers are really swollen and on the paper they gave me it said they really shouldn;t be. Icalled to make her follow up appt yesterday but they never called back so I am gonna call here in a bit and gonna mentioned all that to them too.
So that is what has been going on, I left out the nasty detailed stuff,it was not pretty. Please pray it heals right. Of course she broke her left one , she is left handed.

*******On top of all this they are giving me problems with out insurance. saying it will cover this follow up but not anything else!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What even without surgery she will have to at least go back probably at least twice. I said well what if she has surgery. They are suppose to let me know what they figure out Friday when we come. Please pray

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Confused homeschool mom

Well I was going to use Christian Liberty this yr but we just cannot really afford it. So I guess I am back to picking and choosing, I know we will be using Saxon Math for the older three and for Brittani will be using the Hooked on Phonics complete kit. It just seems so daunting to pick and choose sometimes cause of how much is out there. Dh agreed that he didn't really want to go with Christian Liberty because it was so much money and really for the most part we like the picking and choosing, Just sometimes I worry because it is not accrediated. I know, I hear it all the time that it does not need to be and kids do fine later in life but it does worry me. Have any of you had a child go in to tech school early while still doing homeschool? WE have researched this and found for homeschool children that is a wonderful option but I wonder what requirements there are for that. I think alot of the worrying is hormones seeing Iam almost 32 weeks along but still I am sure I am not the only homeschool parent that worries.
In other news my parents kept all 5 kids last night and dh and I got to go out alone. Alone, do you know what that means, By ourselves. WE went to Ryan's to eat and then went to a race. No getting all the kids out of the van, no getting a stroller out, no checking diapers. HEHE! It was nice but I am always glad to see the kids. When I picked them up this morning I was glad to see them.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Saving money

I forgot to add in my other post we are ordering again from Angel Food MInistry's again and that is a help, If you have not tried it you should, it is a good deal.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pregnancy catching up with me

I have had a busy past few days and last night my back hurt so bad!! Then this morning I have been trying to do laundry and the shooting pains are terrible. I think it is finally catching up with me but I was hoping it would not be this early. I am 31 weeks and 2 days. My back feels like someone punched me bunches of times. I am trying to rest a bit but still have things that HAVE to be done to keep things organized around here.
Been trying to think of ways to save on money. I have started making a menu plan and sticking with it. NO more eating out as much . I go to the grocery store less often which is a bit harder cause I have so much to get when I go but it has been worth it. CLipping coupons has helped for some stuff like diapers , cleaning products, and such. We planted a garden and it is starting to come in so hopefully that will help. WE have chickens that give us eggs and that really helps. What other cost saving things do you do??????

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Linking to Jane's blog
Haven't totally figured out how to post links so just copy and paste. A little boy needs your help.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This and that

I know i have not posted in a little while but really nothing much to say. I am now 30 weeks and 3 days so almost 9 weeks to go :) I know he will be here before we know it cause I cannot believe I am already this far. I have not been getting much sleep cause little man has not been sleeping , think it is his teeth. I sure hope he gets it worked out in the next few weeks. Getting to be to be rough. WE have almost everything though so we are pretty much ready. I gave the kids a break from school today just cause I am tired and I think we all are pretty much burned out from all the practice testing,etc... I have one that I am having a bit of trouble with and I am not sure why cause he has been doing pretty good. OUr youngest dd I have been working on the whinning with her, I made a chart and if she has a good day she gets a sticker. She has gotten a sticker everything except Monday when I left her with my mom for my midwife appt.
We had a storm last night and it was pretty rough!!! We were all sitting in the living room when we heard a loud thud. The top of a tree fell and hit our add on dh built. Luckily he is a super handyman and it did not mess much up. just a few shingles and such so he can probably fix it pretty easy. We were really lucky cause of the way it fell. We are hoping to get someone out here to cut it down very soon and top a few other trees. There was alot of damage with trees and such around here from last night but we got some much needed rain.
I have been thinking alot about how people think about kids. I hear so many parents saying I cannot wait till my kids go back to school or have been watching while some of these kids are not even being supervised and are out at all hours of the night. Here I am thinking wow they have hardly been out of school and are ALREADY going back. Glad I do not have to send mine to ps. When did kids become such a burden to people???? I guess when people became selfish. Do not get me wrong! AT 3 am when I am tired from the little one from inside kicking me and our littlest one wakes I sometimes pray please let me get some sleep. And sometimes i get aggravated with the kids and I have been having to pray for patience alot lately! But I do want my kids with me. I get so upset when people now notice I am expecting and their first question is so is this the last one???? OR the other one is don't you know what causes that. I do not know how many children God will BLESS us with, nor do I know what the future holds but I know I do not raise these children alone. It is only with God's grace. They are his children! I only get to borrom them for a bit. AFter having saying that I do have to be honest and say I do hope God gives me a little break between this baby and the next one if there is going to be anymore. But we are leaving it up to him. I just hope all these people that want to hurry their children along do not regret it later as I am sure they will. I know my younger 3 I kept saying I can't wait till they do this and that and now look the twins are 11 and oldest dd is 9. Where has the time went. people really do need to slow down and take time with their kids , if it is only for a little talk or to play around.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What a day!!!!

Man so while we were doing school my baby boy feel out of the chair. He hit really hard and scared me to death cause he was acting funny. NOw he seems to be acting fine, thank goodness. I give God thanks for that. YOu would think with 5 kids it would not bother me , but every little bump and bang still does. Also still practice testing with the boys and working on Brittani learning to read so it is a bit stressful. I am almost 30 weeks, will be MOnday anyway. I made for the first time some Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread today and it turned out pretty good. Should of took pics but now one is in the freezer and the other has been ate off of lol. I think I might buy me a bread machine so I can start making bread. With this though I can make alot of variations like Cinnamon buns, bannana bread,etc... SO I will be baking bread every 10 days now. :) Gave one of my starters to my neighbor and really need to find one more person to give the other too but guess if I don't I will just make alot of bread next time lol. I am trying to find ways to cut cost everyone cause everything is getting so high, I could not believe how much I spent yesterday at Wal Mart and used to what I bought would of never costed that much, We do have a garden and it seems like it is fixing to start making so crossing my fingers, think we are gonna make a fall garden too. WE have chickens so we always have plenty of eggs. Anyone else have any more suggestions, Especially since we will have another here in September. :) Well I have one getting up from nap so I better go. Have a blessed day!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


I turned 28!!!!!!!!!! I am getting old.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Glucose test!

So I went for my glucose test this morning and passed so that is another thing checked off the list. The drink made me feel really yucky. I'll manage though. I think we are finally still going in the right direction although not sure we are totally well yet, Thanks for all the well wishes. It is amazing how many times I hear' ARe all those yours' when I am out and about. I took all the kids with me to my appt and then we had to go to Wal mart. It is insane. I guess I might as well get used to it, you should really see their face when they realize that yes I am expecting another. I am enjoying the new van very much, it drives well and I am getting used to parking it. Life is being pretty good to us, all the glory going to God. He is good isn't he, Sometimes when we are sick or just down we really forget how great God is. I am thankful he kept the baby safe while I was so sick. I am almost 29 weeks so getting closer and closer. Dh's business is busy again and he has so much work. It is really good and I hope it continues. So many people do not have jobs right now and/or their business is not going that well. I really hope we get rain soon, just some rain. It is getting really bad here. We need some rain for our garden and I am so scared our well will go dry. Well I have a huge headache so I that is about it for this post. Will post more later.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I think I am FINALLY going in the right direction! I feel soooooooooo much better this morning. HOpe I am not speaking too soon. Thanks for anyone that has been praying for me. It means so much, this really has been a rough week. I went ahead and took the kids to Vacation Bible School yesterday even though I did not feel like it at all and they had a blast. It started Sunday night and I think they are really having a awsome time. I was hoping I would be better by today cause I have so much to do. All week I am going to be testing the boys( well practice testing) to see how well they are doing and what we need to work on, I am working with Paige on contractions, and Brittani on her reading. Levi just works on being cuter and cuter lol. Thursday Paige has her dental appt to tighten her braces and Friday I have my glucose test, hopefully I will be well so I can get it done. Saturday is my nephew's bday party and that night is fireworks. :) Little one is still having some bad diapers, like this morning I woke up to a mess again but he seems to be feeling fine so hopefully slowly but surely the mess is leaving us. I have heard from tons of people it is everywhere. HOpe everyone else's family does not get it!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

And it hit again

Last night baby boy started having terribly nasty diapers and then he threw up twice during the night,. But that was it with him and now he seems to feel fine again, weird. Then our youngest dd started with her diarreha again this morning. It was constantly for over a hr so I gave her some phenigren(sp?)and she seemed better. So I don't know if we are going in the right direction or not , We all ate something today so we will see how that goes. For some reason I cannot swing being exhausted , I did go to bed early last night again but I guess getting up with little man didn;t help. my tummy has been really crampy today, not sure if it has to do with the virus or what , But baby boy is moving like crazy so that makes me feel better.
I hope the kids get better cause starting tommorrow night they are suppose to have Vacation Bible School . We will just have to see. I think I forgot to tell they had golf camp last week and played tournament game Wendsday. One of the twins got a trophy for longest drive and a trophy for 2nd place. Other twin got a trophy for 3rd place. Our oldest daughter got a trophy for 1st place in her division. So i was super proud but my dh was soooooooooo proud, They have not been playing long so I was surprised. :)
Tested my daughter since she was in 3rd grade this year and sent it off so hopefully she did well. We used the CAT through seton testing. Also ordered the boys a Spectrum test booklet just for me to see where they are at. I wanted to practice test them but I might use some of it with my daughter, WE are doing school on and off this summer cause we have baby boy coming in September.
I have a new nephew. I have only mentioned him breifly cause so much has went on but he is adorable. I have only saw him once due to all the sickness and such.
Well that is about it for now, hopefully soon I will have some better post, I just feel like lately I have been blabbing.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Well... the kids are better and so far the boys have not gotten the awful sickness!! Dh and I were sick all day yesterday and last night. I was suppose to have my glucose test but I barely made it to the midwife so she said we would wait till I was better for the glucose test. I had lost 2.5 pounds and my urine showed I was dehydrated so she told me some meds and said if things did not improve to call her back cause I would need to get some iv fluids. Soo... I have been trying to take my medicine and drink some stuff. So far things are a little better but I still feel AWFUL!!! Baby seemed to be doing good,heartrate was good, I am measuring pretty much right on. She tried to see if he turned head down but could not really tell and she did not want to press hard cause of me being sick. So I go back on july 7th and i think they are gonna do a ultrasound to be sure he has turned head down. And in other news she said there should not be a problem with the older ones being in the room with us during delivery so that is better than what we thought. I would like it to be like last time with my parents in the room with all the kids with me and dh but if this is what they give me I will take it! Hopefully baby turns so I can still have natural birth!! Anyway, that is a little update. So much has went on but I am sort of in a fog cause I am so tired and feel so terrible`.

Hope none of you have gotten it . My midwife talks like it is going around crazy!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

When it rains it pours!

Well to make a long story short cause I am exhausted our youngest daughter has been sick since Sunday. We ended up at the emergency room last night where we spent 5 hours and finally got to leave a little after 9 last night. We picked the other kids up and while we were at the er our baby boy had been throwing up. Then at 3:30 last night our oldest daughter threw up. i got about 3 or 4 hours sleep last night if that much. So now we are down to our oldest sons and hubby and I. WE are really hoping I do not get it cause it is so violent it is scary to think it may cause problems with my pregnancy. I am almost 28 weeks. Please pray for us. It has been pretty rough around here for about a week and on top of that hubby is having ALOT of trouble with one of his elbows. He is in extreme pain and he owns his own business so it is not a good thing and right now he does not have insurance.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I guess I

am stuck where I am at!! The other doctors would take me and made me a appt for next Friday but now I am having problem with insurance. The doctors office said it may pay or may not . Then if they didn't I would but stuck with allllllllll the bills even at the hospital. So... guess I am stuck. I was up all night with a throwing up child so this really upset me cause I am soooooooooooo tired!!!!!!! So.. when I go for my appt on the 20th I am gonna talk to my midwife about all of this. It is really important to me that my kids be in the room during delivery but doesn't sound like that is totally a option this time :(

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Update on the doctor thing

Well my last doctor that delivered me a yr ago will not take me!! She refused which I do not understand cause she was going to take me when I first found out I was pregnant. So we have one more doctor we are going to try and if that falls through I have no idea what we are gonna do. SOrt of sad.,
We just got back from vacation yesterday,. We went for three days. The kids had a good time! Maybe I will post some pics of our adventures later. I am very tired right now cause I was up all night being sick. I don't know if I overdid it on the vacation or what. Just wanted to update everyone.

Monday, June 9, 2008


It is always something around here. Okay well this time I wanted to use a midwife to deliver so I have been going to these super midwives. Well... so has my sister and she had her baby this weekend and I found out somethings about the hospital I do not like. BTW- Congrats to my sis!!! Going here in a few minutes to see my new nephew!!!!!!!!! :) But they only allow 3 max in the room during delivery. Well that is just not going to work cause my kids are in the room when I deliver, Having a baby to my dh and I is a family event. Plus when I called and asked about this after finding it out the nurse was NOT nice at all so it gave me no desire to deliver there. We had asked the midwives about the kids being in the room and we were told as long as there were no complications I could have as many as I wanted. My sister told me the rooms are half the size of where I delivered at so they may be why they have those rules. So................ I called my last doctor that delivered me to see if she could take me. She is not in today cause her father is having surgery and possibly will not be in tommorrow. They said even if she took me that my insurance might not agree to pay them cause of me changing this far along. YOu have to go to them for so many visits. We are leaving for vacation Wendsday so they told me if I did not hear anything tommorrow to call wendsday sometimes to see what they figured out. Soooooooooo please pray that they can take me. I am 26 weeks, this is really upsetting to me cause with it seems with all my pregnancy's there has been something that has come up. If this falls through I MIGHT just have to talk dh into a homebirth :) EEK

Friday, June 6, 2008

Quick baby update

I went yesterday and placenta has moved completely out of the way! Praise be to God!!! Cervix looked good and baby Issac weighs 2.2 pounds. :) I added a ultrasound pic of him. I go back end of this month for my 1 hr sugar test, fun fun fun !

In other news we just bought a 12 passenger van. It is really nice. So exciting. So now we have enough room for all the kids and us when baby gets here plus a whole back seat.

Friday, May 30, 2008


I forgot to add I finished Desperate Housewife Desperate for God and it was soooooooo awsome. I highly recommend the book!


I have not been sleeping well cause I have been having some problems with my wisdom teeth, seem they give me problems with each pregnancy and on top of that it is getting harder to sleep the bigger I get. My hips have been hurting too! Today I went to Wal Mart and then to the grocery store/ Trying to budget a bit and so I made a menu plan for the week and so I had a good bit of groceries to get . Came home the kids and I put groceries up and straightened the house a bit while little man slept. Then I went and got them something from McDonalds and took them to the park. Levi loves the swings and to slide down the slide with my help. It always tires me out but I don't care cause the kids have fun.
Two out of the 3 baby chicks have died so I dunno what is going on., I feel so sorry for the boys and for my oldest dd too for that matter. They have wanted to hatch chicks for so long and have grown quite fond to these babies, I keep trying to tell them these kinds of things happen.
Well that is about it for this post as I am super tired and need to finish supper and change little one.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Midwife appt.,

Okay so my appt went pretty good,. My blood pressure and everything seemed to be good. I have already gained a total of 20 pounds so far!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH!! I am measuring right on and the baby's heart rate was around 150. Then they sent me for my ultrasound which was vaginal . She wanted to be sure along with my placenta previa that my cervix was not changing any from all the braxton hicks I am having. Cervix looked really good they said and my placenta has moved up some so now it is only marginal so they said looks really for a regular birth and that we do not have to worry AS MUCH. I go back in two weeks to check it again and if they say it looks good then I can go back to my regular scheduled appts. After my vaginal ultrasound she scanned my tummy for a second just so I could see baby but he was faced down so all I could get a pic of was his backbone. He looks good though so that is what counts.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

pregnancy update!

pregnancy week by week

Well I have my ultrasound appt today to see if my placenta previa has corrected itself. If anyone sees this before I go at 4:00 today please say a little prayer for me. I know things could be tons worse and I am so thankful baby has seeemed healthy thus far but this would mean a c section and that is something that just doesn't sit well with me at all./ I had a bad experience with my emergency section with the twins , I think I told about before. Cannot wait to see the baby. I need to quit calling him that and just call him Issac. Anyway, just wanted to do a quick post to say prayers are appreciated and I will update you all probably tommorrow.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Passionate Housewife Desperate for God

This is a awsome book, if you have not got it yet it is really good. I am almost half way through it. Hard to put it down. IT has really changed how I look at my job and what God created me for. I just feel so refreshed reading it. I urge every woman to check it out.
Also if any of you have any suggestions on any other great books I am all ears. My second fave book that is compared to this one is Created to be His Helpmeet! ALso love Be Fruitful and Multiply. I just finished A Full Quiver and it was awsome too!! It is good to read such encouraging books when you feel sort of lonely. Okay so I guess I got off on some kind of book list. Sorry!!
In other news it has been a busy week here with doctors and tommorrow dentist appt's. And everyday life but for some reason I just feel so refreshed this week. At the end of the day I am still tired but I have looked at things a different way and have gotten so much done and accomplished and have even went outside with the kids every evening. I am trying to take it easy till I find out if the placenta previa has corrected itself but then again I feel pretty good. How is everyone else???? How does God show you daily how wonderful your life is???? He has shown me in so many ways to me realize how lucky I am to have the husband I do to the wonderful blessings he has given in my children. Also for giving me good health! Praise God!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Baby chicks/yard chickens

Okay so we have chickens and the boys have been trying to get some chicks hatched by the natural way(getting the momma todo it) and also with a incubator. Well finally they went to the chicken pen today and found chicks in the coop. MY husband knows about raising chicks but I would like some suggestions , tips in doing this. Those of you that have yard chickens/chickens in a pen do you worm your chickens??? Do you give them vitamins?? What do you give the chicks for them to say healthy and strong??

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Field Trip

Well we took the kids on another field trip yesterday. We took the kids to see this . it was really neat but took alot our of us all. We saw the Snowbirds which is the Canada verson of the Blue Angels . They were also,. WE were sort of dissappointed though cause the Green Beret did not jump due to their pilot getting sick. WE were there over 4 hours and I was exhausted by the end but it was something great for the kids to see,
In other news baby boy is still not walking. He is 15 months now. He is too focused on talking, he can say almost anything he wants to., IT is really shocking. The other kids are doing well and getting so big, where does the time go. this pregnancy has been pretty hard. I just try to keep on going. I am hoping my placenta previa will have corrected itself when I go back the 21st. I am really suppose to be on bedrest but no can do for me. Anyway, that is about it for around here, Just stay super tired!
HAPPY EARLY MOTHERS DAY to all the mommies out there if I do not post again before then. We have been staying pretty busy around here

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ultrasound update/ need a few prayers please

Baby looks really good and she said he was a big baby already.He is measuring ahead in everything, He really is big and has long legs. guess that is why I have popped on out. I got to tape it on a DVD and it is so neat! I do have some ultrasound pics I will try and get scanned. But so far he looks like a healthy boy, and yes it is still definately a boy,. He is not shy. He was pitching a fit as we were doing the ultrasound. Kicking his feet and punching with his hands at the same time. WE saw on both his hands he has 5 fingers. Anyway, here is where I need you all to pray. I have a complete placenta previa. FOr starters you really are suppose to be on bed rest until it changes IF the placenta moves. But they know that is a no can do for me. ALso I am not suppose to lift anything over 25 pounds but since Levi is not walking yet i still have to do that and I told them that and they said keep it at a minuium. Also dh and I are not suppose to ya know for a month till I go back. DOn't know how that is gonna work out either. So anyway, I will have to keep going back and having ultrasounds till it changes, IF it changes. I go back I think the 21st of next month. I am sort of upset but tryign to stay positive that it will move but I am dead set against c sections and I would HAVE to have one if this is the case. With the twins I had a bad time with the c section, long story so it just sends me into hives thinking I would have to have one. SO please pray when I go back that things have changed and the placenta moves. But I am happy and thankful that baby Issac is doing well and is happy and healthy

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

ultrasound tommorrow

So I have my big ultrasound tommorrow, I cannot wait! I have to take my youngest dd to the dentist though to get a cavity filled first and she totally is not looking forward to it. Also need to go by the grocery store too so tommorrow is going to be a busy day. Anyway, I cannot wait till tommorrow. Lately for some reason I have gotten into a cleaning spree. Yesterday I took all the books off the book case and dusted it , went through them all, discarded the ones I did not want, and then put them all back in. Looks good but very tiring. also mopped the whole house and finished up washing kids bedding. Today I have cleaned the glass/windows in the house. Today I am a little over 19 weeks, almost half way there lol. My sister is getting closer and closer though. Seems like her pregnancy just flown by but probably doesn't seem that way for her. She is something like 34 weeks or there abouts. Anyway, our shopping trip I took with my mom went good, I found little man some really cute shoes for a great price at Stride Rite but of course he still is not walking. Hopefully soon! Got the baby some outfits( though he really needs no clothes) and all the other kids some clothes as well. Also got me a couple more outfits at MOtherhood Maternity. so that was really fun. Well that is about it for me. Nothing much going on around here. Just homeschooling and the normal things that go on. I think we have decided to use Christian Liberty next year. We are schooling through the summer but I am just gonna use here and there stuff. Well I better go. Blessings~~~

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Field Trip

We took a field trip to a place called Travelers Rest HIstoric Site today. It was interesting and the kids really liked it. IT was sort of hard cause the little one was restless and wanted to be a mess. I think the kids learned alot and they just really get involved when we talk about the old days and how things were done. I think we could really live back then, :) Tommorrow after my mom gets off work the girls,baby boy,my mom and I are going shopping. The little one needs some new shoes and I want to go get him sized and I think I am gonna find me a couple more maternity tops and maybe a pair of capri's I dunno. Seems I am gaining very quick this time, just crazy!! I go for my ultrasound next Wendsday. I am still really excited even though I already know what we are having. Well I am tired so I am getting off here, BLessings!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Homeschool curriculum

Okay I am already thinking about next year. Just have to so I can be organized. Anyway, i am thinking of using Christian Liberty but just not sure. Also for those of you that have been homeschooling longer than I do you use accrediated curriculum, if you don';t and plan to when are you going to start??? Is there any need for a child to use a accrediated curriculum if they plan on going to a tech school???? What curriculum do you use??? You would think I was just starting out, I get like this a few times every year worrying if I am doing it right and if when they get older something I did or didn't do will come back to haunt them lol. Hope I am not the only one who goes through that. Anyway and responses,help,etc.. would be greatly appreciated. I looked at My Father's World and the Sonlight curriculum's but they were a little confusing on how to figure out what it included and I could find no pricing. Anyway any help is appreciated

Friday, April 11, 2008

Still around

I know I do not blog as much as I use to but life just seems to get busier and busier! I am not complaining I actually love my life. As most of you know we are expecting our 6th child in September. Anyway, nothing much has been going on. same old thing around here. Our schools were out for spring break this week but we were not gonna be take a break but then we had doctor's appts and then the rest of the week dh needed the boys cause he had two big jobs he was working on. WE at least got a good day of school done Monday. :) Oh well Iknow the boys learn alot through workign with dh so actually they did get school in. They have to know how to read a tape measure , cut boards to the right measurment,etc... I went to Wal-MArt today and spent wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much. I cannot believe how high things are. My allergies have been KILLING me! Well that is a little update.

Friday, April 4, 2008

What is it about getting pics made!!!!!!!!!

I took my 1 yr old for his 1 yr pics at Sears yesterday. As soon as we sat him in the cute white rocker screams and tears started. WE tried EVERYTHING we could to get him to cooperate. He got so upset at one point he was shaking. SO we finally had to let my pregnant self sit on the floor with my legs out,cover my legs up with a white sheet, and he sat on my legs for his pics. It was very tiring for everyone. We did get some good pics though. What in the world is it about getting pics taken???? In other news I am feeling much better, thanks for all the prayers and thoughts. Hopefully the rest of the pregnancy will be noneventful. I still cannot believe we are having another boy! I bought a little outfit at Target yesterday for him to come home in, I couldn't resist even though we still have a long time. IT was so cute.

Monday, March 31, 2008

What a day!!!!

First I want to thank Angela for asking about me! My allergies are a bit better right now thanks. Okay so to my day. Well I had to go grocery shopping this morning and then had intended on doing some school before lunch, then eat lunch, then finish up, then let the kids do their chores. Well do things ever work out as we plan??????? NO!!! I went to the bathroom after lunch and there was blood( sorry if that is TMI)on the toliet paper and it was bright red. so I started getting really scared. Back up to yesterday and I kept getting these shooting pains down there so my first thought went to that. Also two nights ago I had a terrible dream about this same thing. I dreamed I started bleeding but it was heavy heavy bleeding and then we lost the baby so I was extremely terrified. So anyway, I called my mom first to see if she might be able to get off work if the midwife wanted me to come in. Well she was having to go to the dentist today , to make a long story short my dh said he would be off in time. i had to go see the doctor that is in with the midwives. WE took the little one with us and left the older ones with our neighbor. WE got there and they did urine sample and there was blood in my urine so I was starting to get scared. He came in and checked me to be sure i did not have a infection in my cervix and to be sure it was closed and everything was fine there . So we had to go havea ultrasound, I was nervous. Then the baby popped up and the heartbeat was good and strong!!! Placenta looked good, everything looked really good. Also they did a internal one to be sure my cervix was not shortening or anything and everything looked good there, He told me it was probably a blood vessle that popped and told me to take it easy. LOL< yeah okay with 5 kids I will hehe! And we also find out that we are having another BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While I did want a girl I am super glad he is healthy!!! So that is it for my wild day. I have to go back next Monday to be sure everything is okay and my big ultrasound is still scheduled for APril 23rd . But it is definately a boy, he was not shy at all.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Soooooooooo sick

I have been so sick this one. One day my hubby even came home to find me in bed. That has never happened I do not think in our 7 yrs of marriage. I do not really get sick but this time it really hit me. I think it mostly is allergies and such but it was really rough. Felt like I had been hit by a transfer truck or maybe worse. I am feeling a bit better and really mommies can't be sick long anyway so I just sucked it up and tried to keep on going. It has been rough too, makes it even worse when you cannot take much of anything cause you are pregnant. I am not complaining though, I am super excited that I am pregnant. Monday I went for my midwife check up. The kids were with me and everyone got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was in the 160's so maybe it is a girl! HEHE. Anyway hopefully we will know soon cause I have my ultrasound appt on April 23rd. :) Not much else going on around here. Hubby's work has been a slow so we are sort of stressed about that but I know God will provide and will bring back more work. Tommorrow we are meeting my sister and her kids for a Easter egg hunt and then going to our parents house for a family meal. SO that will be nice. This year we decided to explain things to the kids about the Easter bunny. Yes, we were awful parents and told our little ones the truth about the bunny and all,even our 5 yr old seem to take it in stride though. So no baskets this year from the bunny. I bought them new baskets for the egg hunt and bought them some candy and fruit snacks and such so I think that is why things went over smoothly. And I was so proud cause when I was trying to move slowly into telling them I asked them what Easter was all about and our 5 yr old daughter said Jesus is not dead. Makes a mama smile! Well that is about it. Gotta go get everything ready, we are gonna color some eggs.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


1) Link to the person who tagged you. Not sure how to link like everyone else does but here is the link to her blog :)

2) Post the rules.

3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.

4) Tag at least three people.

5) Be sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting what you did.

Just cannot help it , always have and always will.

Even though we have many kids I cannot stand for the house to be dirty.

This is terrible since I homeschool my kids but I have just had to bite my tongue and work through it.


It is like I am wired this way, when 9:00 rolls around I start losing steam. Even when I was younger my parents never had a problem with me going to bed. Now it irrates my hubby some I think. Doesn't mean I get to go to bed at 9:00 though lol


Always been really easy to cry. It is insane. Get my feelings hurt really easily/

I always dreaded this. I did better when I was making a menu but I have fell out of that, got to start that again.

Alright that is the 6 things about me. The people I am tagging are:
Amy at Amy's Humble Musings

Saturday, March 8, 2008


There is a petition to sign at! It is very important not only to homeschoolers but to parents. Some parents may not realize that this has to do with parent's rights as much as homeschooling families. Please sign this and let your friends and family know!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Well my hopes were bashed last night

McCain is finally the winner. WE are in for some bad days ahead. Everyone thinks it is going to be so much better when we get a new president in there . My oh My are they gonna be surprised. But frankly , I know God is my president and he will take care of me so I am not too terribly worried although it does make me sick to think of any of the three leading us. I think none of them, even McCain has too much moral value. Kind of sad to me but what can ya do. Maybe I will be proven wrong but I totally doubt it.
In other news school is going pretty good today. Except for the one child everyone has stayed on task pretty well. WE have to do some major work in grammar I see though. My one child is very trying and it really upsets me now cause he will be really good for a few days or even a week and then just start having terrible days. But I am pretty proud of how well he is doing considering he is off all his meds. For those that do not know he was diagnosed with ADHD and is also bipolar while this diagnosis is right on in my opinion I feel he can still function without being drugged. The doctor we were going to had him on 3 different meds and just kept uping them. I have now switched doctors and have tried to changed his eating habits and starting giving him more vitamins and cod liver oil. I think the meds were making him have outburst actually. Anyway, I am proud of that and he actually is focusing pretty well. It is trying some days but I know I am doing the best thing for him.
Well I am 12 weeks and 2 days today. I cannot wait to find out what the baby is although I think we may be having another boy. I want a girl this time so bad but a healthy baby is what we trully seek! I go back to the doctor on march 17th. :) We have 3 birthdays this month. Our twin boys were born march 10 and our youngest dd march 14th so we are doing like we did with our oldest dd and youngest ds and combining their parties together so I have that to plan. Busy busy busy! I am getting my hair cut tonight so I am excited, I haven't had a hair cut in a long while. I think only once since the little one has been born and he is a yr old.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Well ........

I could not think of a title so I just put well. LOL! I guess that shows what mood I have been in lately. The past week I have felt so exhausted. I have no idea what is going on. I have had a sick one but she has still been sleeping good. The little one has not but he is just now running a fever so I am wondering if that is what has been wrong with him. He started breaking out in a rash a couple of days ago and today looked like he might break out more and he was running a temp of 100.8 . He did not take a nap all day. He usually takes one at around 9:30 in the morning and then another around 2:00 but today he did not. He passed out after supper around 5:00 so I bet he will be up tonight too but I just could not keep him up, he was sooooooooooooo tired. Anyway, back to me being exhausted . I do not remember feeling like this until the end of my pregnancy. IT is like something has zapped my get up and go! What is weird too is I am getting a belly, it is easy to spot but yet the scale does not really show I have gained anything. I will be 12 weeks Monday. My hubby still says it is twins and one is just hiding. HAHA!!! NOt funny. I have had two ultrasounds already and it is just one! My neighbor told me it looked like I had lost weight in my face ,neck and such so maybe I have lost weight in other places and gained in my tummy.
WE had a pretty good week of school last week though so I am proud of that. There are things I want them all to know by the end of this year but we will be schooling through summer anyway so I am not in too big of hurry. I am already trying to think of what I want to do next year. I may switch back to using Christian LIberty like I did our first year, I dunnno.
Well that is about it for now, I think I am just gonna sit back and relax while the little one is asleep because ya never know what tonight will bring. Maybe he will be so tired he will sleep all night cause he has been up since 4:45 am . Have a blessed night !

Monday, February 25, 2008


WE got this pack and play BRAND NEW made by Eddie Bauer , it comes with the bassinet and changing station you see in the pictures. Also got stroller/carseat combo BRAND NEW!!! The car seat and stroller have suede on them , sooooooooooooo nice. We paid $100 for it all!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?? WE saved over $230 or more. I have been worrying about these things cause we needed some of the bigger ticket items this time cause the other is worn, broken down, expired which is expected going through many other children. SO now all we need is a new crib and if it is a girl we will have to get clothes and such. I am super excited. My hubby and I found this deal while we were out on our anniversary cause my parents had the kids for us. :)
Alsooooooooooooooo my sweet sister paid for my dh and I to have a nice candlelight supper at a nice little place. We had a steak dinner and it was really nice, taste even better when you know you do not have to pay for it lol. My sister is great, and it was totally unexpected. Sooooooo nice!!!!

We did alot this weekend and it was real nice. But now we are back to reality. Just wanted to share my great deal with you all.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Busy day ahead

I am waiting on Terminix (our pest control people) to come and spray and then i have a dozen things to do. I hope they hurry and get here so I can get my stuff done. I don't think I will let them spray inside since I am pregnant, I just do not trust that. Anyway, I have to go to the bank and Wal-Mart and my daughter has a dentist appt. I thought about cancelling it but her braces have been bothering her. Anyhow , she also has a basketball game tonight. It is the first game in the championship. I hope they go all the way and win , she would be so excited. She has really worked hard and loves basketball. This is with our church ,btw. I am still having the headaches although I do not think they are as bad. They are bad enough though, even when I do not have them it is like I have a dull one or something. Weird feeling. This weekend my parents are keeping the kids for the weekend as it is hubby's and my anniversary. 7 yrs married!!!!!!!!! Pretty good I think. WE have been through so much and I think it has only made us stronger, he is a GREAT man. This will probably be our last break for a while so I am gonna take advantage. :) With the baby coming in September I am not sure if we will have this opportunity much after that. I am so fed up with the presidental election I am not even keeping up with it anymore, it makes me so sad but I know deep down GOd is my president and in the end is the one who makes the decisions!!!!!!! It is really funny how things to seem so much better when you just give them to the Lord. God is good... as if you didn't know that already. LOL! WEll I am gonna jump off here, gotta get something done. Have a blessed day and for all those feeling under the weather hope you all feel better soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

BUSY and terrible headaches

Hope to make a new post soon but I am just super busy and have been having terrible migranies. OOPS little one is up , will write more soon

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Midwife appt

Well I had another midwife appt yesterday. I am 9 and a half weeks, two months sounds better to me though lol. Things are going good so far. They did another ultrasound and baby was so active. IT is such a little thing but is moving around so much, it was cutting flips . Sooooooooo precious to see the heartbeat again. I love the midwives I am going to. SO different than any of the other doctors I have went to with my other kids soI am hoping for a good delivery experience too. Not much else to say aobut my appt, they weighed me ugh!!! Took my blood for testing and the midwife and I just talked. I go back in 4 weeks and then we can hear the baby's heart with dopplar, I will probably take the kids with me for that appt. I think we have a name for the baby if it is a boy but not really decided if it is a girl. I still have so far to go so we have time . I asked her about my eye twitching. It has been for almost 3 weeks now and it is so aggravating. She said fatigue is probably the problem. HOpefully it will go away soon.
I just have to tell this story before I go! My youngest daughter who is 4, will be 5 in march had fell off her bike the other day. I was bandaging her up and putting ointment on her scrapes and through her crying she looked up at me and said, "momma did you know you are the bestest momma in the whole world". IT caught me off guard and I almost broke out in tears, I choked them back and said , "did you know you are sweetest little girl ever". That was such a sweet moment, just had to share.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Early valentine's Day present

My sweet husband came home from a job with a dozen roses and some candy. The roses are so pretty and smell so good. I have such a wonderful man!!!
The kids are well again for the most part. So that is good, HOPe it last. Things are going pretty good around here, Hubby's work slowed a bit this week but I think it is going to pick up very soon. Hopefully , anyway! WE got four more hens today and got a rooster yesterday, We already had two hens. Hopefully we will start getting eggs soon, The two hens were laying and then just stopped. WE are looking forward to having some babies chicks as well. The kids love to just watch them.
I am so trying not to get burned out on homeschooling. WE are ticking along and I plan on working with them some in the summer cause we have a new blessing coming in September so we will have to take a break for a bit during that time. My goals this year was for the kids to learn a good many bible verses which they have done wonderful with, be able to put all their states on the map which some are doing good with and some not, know their multiplication by memory which we still are working on with some. Know all their presidents. And a few other things. HOw is everyone else's homeschool going????
Well I need to get off here, wanna read some more blogs then go finish watching about the elections tonight. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Huckabee! WE still have faith !

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Well two of the kids are sick. Our youngest daughter has been sick since last Thursday, She has had a rough time but I think she is going in the right direction now. It has been one thing after another around here. Today is suppose to be a pretty day so I might get the kids outside for a bit, will do us all good. The boys are working with their daddy today so it is just the girls,the baby and I . I am gonna do some extra school work with Paige today. She needs some extra one of one every now and then. I pray my kiddos get well again. I don't like when they are sick. If anyone is reading this and you know alot about herbal stuff please give some hints and tips. Also any good books you know of??? I have almost lost all faith in doctors. I should not say that cause I know through all our experiences over the years that their ARE some doctors out there. when the twins were born at 32 weeks it was the team of doctors and such that saved their lives. I could go on and on about the good experiences we have had . But lately I have had so much problems with doctors. IT is just crazy, What is going on.
I am now 8 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I have been so exhausted but I really have not gotten to get any real good sleep lately. Maybe soon! I missed my midwife appt yesterday because of taking the two kids to the doctor, I rescheduled for the 15th. That is okay though.
My husband's business is REALLY picking up. I feel so sorry for him sometimes cause he stays so busy but tries to keep up things around here too. He is trying to finish our schooroom/playroom during this time also. He is a great man!!! WE really need the money he is making though cause this time around we need to probably buy a new crib and we will have to buy a new infant carseat. If it is a girl we have like no clothes either lol. But I know everything will work out. God is in control! Boy did I have to keep telling myself that yesterday.
In other news my hard headed sons were just lectured about the importance of not acting up on a go-cart and wearing your seat belt. Their friends had just flipped their go-cart so we were overly cautious with talking with them. Well to make a long story short one of the twins was riding with another one of their friends while my daugher and her friend were riding in ours and they collided cause the boys were trying to pass the girls. The boys flipped and my son came out!!!!!! Why do you think he came out???? He was not wearing his seat belt!!!!!!!!!! So needless to say if there is anyone out there wanting a go-cart we have one for sale!

Friday, February 1, 2008

This is a GREAT song!!!

I only hope I have this kind of love till the end with my wonderful husband , This totally makes me think of my grandparents who I miss greatly! Copy and past the link

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Giving our fertility to the Lord

I hope this post is not a bunch a babble and comes out the way I want it to. Recently my husband and I have decided to leave our fertility to the Lord. While this is not a common choice these days I believe this is the way God intended. I have come a long way from the person I used to be. Let me back up. I will try to make a very long story short. When I was 16 I got pregnant with twins. My parents had raised me in a christian home, the were Sunday school teachers as I was growing up and my daddy a deacon in our church. I was raised in church but got caught up in trying to fit in. I married that father of the twins(big mistake). He was very abusive. Somehow I got pregnant with the twins were only 13 months old with my daughter. God knows why and I could not imagine my life without my daughter now but back then I just could not understand it. I was in a very abusive relationship. I will not get into all I went through cause frankly my family reads this and it would just be too heartbreaking/. But skip a few years, I had divorced my 3 children's father even though I really never believed in divorce but I DO NOT and still do NOt belive to this day God would of wanted me to stay in that relationship. I do however belive all of that I went through was for a reason. Anyway, after all that in 2001 I was getting very wild. So far from God and my beliefs. I was at a club and met my now husband. We were both going down very wrong roads. I belive that God put us there that night and meant for us to met. Anyhow , we married 2 weeks after meeting each other. Crazy I know and my family had to be thinking I had totally lost my mind. But he is the greatest person ! He and I have been through so very much together and made it through only stronger. We have went through alot with my ex at the beginning, my husband adopting my 3 children, a miscarriage which was just heartbreaking, complications from that miscarriage, terrible sickness with my husband,etc... Anyway, in 2003 we finally had our first child together and then in 2007 had another child. I was going to get my tubes tied with our last child and then something just kept pulling at my heart strings so we both decided it was not the thing to do. Then after our son was born my husband was suppose to get a vasectomy but just never went and did it. Then when our son was only a few months I felt a strong conviction from the Lord about birth control. I read up on it and found out horrible things about early abortions and on and on. We talked about it and I got off birth control. Then we were using other forms if you get what I mean but I still did not feel that was right so we talked about it but my husband was not so sure so we still used that form. Then after that we were gonna use NFP . During this time my husband went on a mens retreat with my bil's church. He came back a totally different man,. Still not sure where the man that left that day is. LOL AFter that we decided to give everything to the Lord. Our fertility and everything. I felt such a peace when my husband felt the same way. While this is the not the popular road or the easiest road this we feel is what God designed for women and men, man and wife to live like. WE are now expecting our 6th child due the first of September. I do not know what the Lord has in store for us but through his strength we can get through anything.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh The Joy's of Pregnancy

My I am sooooooooooooo tired!!!! I have insomnia and have had it for a week now. It is just crazy. I finally got to sleep around 3 am and then the baby was up. I have felt so bad today but it was because I am just so tired. Then on top of that my back is killing me for some reason. NOt sure what that is from. I have never had that problem till the end when I have the big belly and you know why your back is hurting. I am thankful no throwing up but things do make me nauseous. This pregnancy is already different than my last. It is amazing I have been pregnant many times and they have all been so different. Anyhow, I accept these symptoms as they call them cause I know it probably means baby is developing well. So excited to be blessed with another blessing so soon. NOw I need a nap lol!
Birthday parties went great yesterday. WE had lots of guest and I think the kids had fun. So now my baby boy is offically 1 and since it is 4 pm my oldest daughter is offically 9 cause she was born at 4. My where does the time go! :(
There was so much more I wanted to blog about today but my mind is so tired. I know I wanted to ask if there is any other quiverfull minded ladies out there that are reading my blog. It would be great to get to talk to you, not many around here so sometimes that gets ya down when people look at like you have 5 heads when you tell them your beliefs. So many people have asked us this time was this baby a oops, were you are birth control., etc.... WEll I am getting off here right now cause all the kids are playing nicely and baby is sleeping so I am gonna relax on the couch for a bit. Have a blessed night

Friday, January 25, 2008

Birthday parties and my baby turning one

:( :( Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I cannot believe my baby boy will be one Sunday! It has went by so fast. I cannot believe it, he is so much fun to have around. He thinks he is bigger than he is, Not walking yet but he is pulling up on everything. He is so precious. Hubby, the kids and I just love him to pieces. He will be very jelous of the new baby coming in September I am sure but will also but in awe of the baby too, He takes everything in. He wants to be right in the middle of everything.
We are having his and my daughter's bday party together. My oldest daughter was born on my moms birthday and then I had our baby boy 15 minutes from their bday. We are having my moms bday tonight and then I am combining our daughter's and son's bday together Sunday. I am super excited cause Wal-MArt is making a cake where they are doing one half Hannah Montana and one half Cars. And he even gets his own bday cake free. How great is that. We are expecting to have a house full so my weekend will be cleaning up for it. I cannot believe my daughter is turning 9 and my baby boy 1!!!!!!!!! EEK! Then in march we have the twins bday and they will be 11(WOW!!!!!) and 4 days after that our youngest daughter will be turning 5. Really where does the time go.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I wonder if all homeschool moms are like me. You have a up and down mood where you are like if all the kids get out of this is to love God and grow up to be able to take care of their families I am fine. Then the next minute you are worried they are not learning and that they do not know what other children their age know. Paige is in 3rd grade so she needs to test this year. I think that is what has gotten me to thinking alot. It is not like anyone is really gonna see it except the person that grades it. Sometimes through the choas of our life i wonder if they are learning all I want them to. I sometimes wonder if I should stick with a boxed curriculum also and not pick and choose myself. Alot of this is probably hormones too. We got everything done in school today and are now doing chores but I do want to get a little more done tommorrow than we did today. I think the holidays mess us up to. But I guess in the end if all they learn is to love and trust God and how to raise a family in the end that is enough. :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

My first appt !!!!!!!!!!

It went really well. I liked the midwife. although there are three in that practice and my next visit I see a different one but I am sure they probably all are very nice. She did a ultrasound and I feel SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better. IT is ONE baby(think hubby was a little dissappointed ) and we actually got to see the heartbeat which was so nice! Thank you Jesus! When I miscarried there never was a heartbeat the whole 12 weeks so this made me feel so good. My uterine lining is thick which is good. I am 6 weeks to day so my due date is September 15th. I feel so relieved and am so glad to know things seem to be doing well now. God is good! Even though it is a little bean when I saw that tiny bean and the heartbeat(heatbeat was bigger than baby lol) my heart just melted all over. Pregnancy is trully a miracle. Us a society needs to rethink how we view babies. They are blessings NOT curses. I am so happy to be expecting another blessing. Just wanted to share with you all that were following along. Thanks for any and all prayers and big hugs to you all.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


first appt with my new midwife is MOnday in the morning. I am hoping she will make me feel a bit better about things, Hopefully she will do a ultrasound so I can know if I am just having one baby or two (since my hormone level was so high) and also that I am not farther along than I think I am. ALso that everything is okay with the pregnancy. If I could know these things then I don't need to see another doctor till it is time to know the sex of the baby lol!!
In other news the snow we got the other night was soooooooooooooo pretty. WE are hoping to see some more today God willing. Maybe I need to do a snow dance. WEll that is about it for today. Maybe i will have more to blog on later on. Just the same old same old here. So what is going on with my friends out in blog land???

P.S. My husband's business is picking up tons ,. I trully praise the Lord for this. I got really worried cause he got real slow but now he is getting phone calls and a good bit of work. Thank you Jesus

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

So busy lately

IT seems we stay so busy lately, I feel I am not getting everything done but I guess you just have to let some stuff go. The boys have been working with their dad alot this week which is good cause that means work is picking up. IT got really slow and I got really worried but I know the Lord will provide . He always does! I have been trying to keep their school work up even though we have all been so busy and I have been super tired with this pregnancy. I am 5 weeks now . I have a appt with a midwife on MOnday so I am excited about that, MAybe they will do a ultrasound cause i will be 6 weeks then, then we can see if everything is okay , to be sure there is just one, and to make sure I am not farther along than I think I am. But between all of this we have been having basketball games. AHHHHHHHHH!!! Yesterday my sister found out what she is having but I am not gonna spill it cause I am sure there is some she has not gotten to tell yet. Another healthy blessing is what really matters though. Well just thought I would drop in. I feel like all I do is babble every time I blog, I think with every pregnancy I lose brain cells. Wonder how many I got left lol?

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Thanks for all the encouragement I have received ! I just have to say I am in awe of the wonderful ladies I have met through my blog and other places . today was also a awsome day at church so I feel pretty good. And also my hubby's business has been really slow and seems to be picking up so I give God all the glory for that. Thank you Lord!!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Just a little rambling

I do not know if it is my hormones or what but I have been thinking about a little of everything today. First I have been thinking about how hard it is to really be a stay at home mom that also homeschools cause you really have not that many friends. Of course sometimes that is good because your heart does need to be in the home but you know what I mean. I am very thankful to have my sister. We have not always been close but Iam super thankful to the Lord for us being close now . Without her suppport somedays I would feel I had none. I also do not understand why people feel the need to comment when things are none of their business. WE have not told many we are expecting again because we just found out and I am so early along but we have ALREADY got negative comments. WE already heard many times so you ARE gonna get fixed this time right. Well no. No,why? Because the Lord told me to be fruitful and multiply. My husband and I have grown so much in our faith but I feel we have so much more to learn. WE are still baby christians in my opinion. So when the word starts their negativity and wordly comments sometimes you rethink if you are doing the right thing, But I KNOW we are ! Just like I know we are doing what we should homeschooling the kids, Afterall we are their first teacher.IF any of your read this and you are a homeschooling mommy God knows you get frustrated, he knows sometimes you get lonely even if you have a housefull, he knows you feel stretched, he knows all this and he also will bless you greatly for following HIs will . Maybe, I am trying to tell myself this I don't know. Maybe all of this is making no sense to anyone else but me and I am just babbling. That is okay too. GOd bless each and every one of you who read my blog . And thank GOd for all the blessings he gives us. Thank you God for blessing us with a pregnancy. May this new year be the best one yet!!!!!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008


WE are expecting #6!!!!!!!!!! I should be due around Sept 16th. will keep this updated as much as I can! Just wanted to share with you all.

And I do not think I have shared with you all that my sister is expecting!!!! If so I am telling ya again hehe! She is due first of june. Cannot wait to find out what she is having. She finds out next week if baby cooperates. HOping for ...........................well hoping for a girl for her.................. but a healthy baby overall!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year

Here is to hoping this year is filled with loving memories and healthy times. WE have had a sick baby for a while now and he is finally getting better so I am very happy about that. Thanks to any and all that were praying. Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. WOW! 2008 where does the time go