Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No More Santa?

Oh my! This year is the first year that both "Cletus' and the Princess believe there is no Santa. It is sad but at the same time it makes Christmas so much easier. AND it helps keep their focus on what Christmas is about. We've always tried to Jesus the very center of Christmas but when you are little it is so easy to think of Santa first.

Plus it makes it easier as they get older and their toys get more expensive. This year Cletus realizes that if he does indeed get that Xbox he is hinting at that there may not be 20 other gifts under the tree. And the Princess wants the hot pink Dsi that I can't find. I found the anniversary addition and the lime green one but no hot pink. So it will make it easier to explain why I can't get it and maybe get the one that comes with a game.

The Princess asked me if it meant there was no more tooth fairy too. I told her to believe whatever she liked. But that I bet somebody would bring her 1.00 for her tooth! I guess it is a concern when you have a lose tooth!

I don't remember when I stopped believing in Santa. I think I was about the same age as the Princess. I had a ton of older cousins who spilled the beans. Poor Princess has a 4th grade brother who I think spilled the beans to her. There always has to be a party pooper. Once I realized what happened, I had to make sure they know they couldn't tell any other kids. I don't want to have the kids who ruin the fun for the parents!

Do your kids believe or not believe? Were you sad or just fine with it?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Fall in pictures!

Here is our fall in pics. These are all the important people in my life...well minus my friends cause I don't have their permission to post their pics here!

These are the crazy bums after running around the corn maze for hours!
They look a little crazy but hey that is us on a normal day!

Taking a break from the chaos. Me and Mr. Cutie!!

The crazy Princess and Cletus (that's the boy...that's what his ball team calls him!) My husband was peeking at my nephew and unfortunately that is when the pic was taken!

The princess looking scared cause she is in jail! She's with her friend "H"

The Princess with "H" and "A"

Here is Cletus riding his tractor. He was getting ready to race with his friends!

And here is Uncle "Cutie" with our nephew! If you've read previous posts then you know the amazing story behind this little pumpkin head!

All my pumpkins with their silly looking faces on!

And Uncle "Cutie" again! We just love this boy to pieces!

And this is my family looking like bums on a normal day around here! We often look a little crazy with old bummy clothes and hair undone. But this is the REAL us. But yes the princess has had her hair cut since this... And the boy doesn't like his pic taken as often. I'm thinking that is the 10 year old in him??

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weight Watchers Here I come!

OK--so I bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers. My mom has lost 20 pounds in a month and a half and I figured if she could do it, I would do WW with her. Oh and honestly can I share that I'm a tad bit jealous at how well she is doing. I mean yes I want her to lose her weight. I'm just jealous it isn't me. And I don't mean I'm jealous as in I don't want her to lose the weight cause I'm so freakin happy for her! Like I said, I'm just jealous it isn't me!

Today I have kept up with my points though and still have 9.5 left and it is 6:30 pm so I may just make it...yay! It is so frightening when you look at food you eat regularly and realize how many points are in them. It just shows you how bad the food is!

One of these days, I will be brave enough to post a full body pic of myself but for now, I'm just not ready. I mean honestly it isn't like people don't see me daily. But people aren't generally cruel to your face. There are a few out there but online when weak people don't have to look into someone's eyes and say it, they can be quite mean and hurtful. And heck I will even tell you how much I weigh when I share that picture :-)

So wish me luck and I will keep you posted on my weekly status with Weight Watchers

Friday, September 17, 2010

5QF--I'm back!

Well I've been so far out of blog land lately that I figured the best way to jump back in was with Mama M's 5 question Friday! If you would like to participate just click the little picture up there that takes you to Mama's blog and make sure to link back to her!

1. What is the first nightmare you remember?
Oh my. I remember it so vividly that there are moments that I think it was real. I had a dream that my mom was walking down the hallway and I was crying. I assumed she was coming to see me, only she walked past my room and I said Mom, and when she looked back in my room I could see right through her. Like she was white and see through. It was so weird and so real. So like I said, not sure if my little self decided it was a dream or if it was real. I'm still going with the whole dream thing cause that is just to freaky if it was real!

2. Even if you're not a sports fan, what's your favorite sport to play/watch?
I live an hour north of Pittsburgh so I have to say the Steelers. Honestly, I love to watch the games when they play at Heinz field because the fans make it so fun to watch! And of course, LOVE the Penguins.
We go to Erie a lot and watch the minors play hockey too....Go OTTERS! , Seriously, I love going to hockey games. We do go watch minor baseball too. Their games are so fun to watch. But we always have good seats and I'm terrified of getting hit with a baseball going 100 miles an hour. Not so certain that would help me face at all!

3. If you could pull off one piece of trendy fashion, what would you want it to be (jeggings, hats, thigh high boots, etc.)?
Um, being skinny enough to make any of the above work would be just wonderful. Heck, I don't think I'd care if I was even trendy if I was

4. Did you make good grades in school?
Yes, and then I went to college and it was just way to challenging. Nothing came easy to me anymore. It was a huge wake up call. So parents who have smart kids. Still teach them to study cause some day it won't be easy anymore!!

5. What magazines do you subscribe to?
None. I'm totally into the stupid grocery mags that are in the impulse aisles at check out. You know what the celebs are doing now cause it makes my life seem so normal. But I just tune into perez for that cause I'm too cheap!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Working full time

Monday I started my new job. My last job was only 20-25 hours at the most a week. My new job is 40 hours so I've finally gone full time. I gotta say working 3 days at 9 to 5 and 2 days 1 to 9 is harder than I thought it would be.

When I work 9 to 5, I get up and get the kids ready for school and onto the bus. Then I get back home and get ready for work. Pick them up from my parents at 5:30. Run home and make dinner, play with the kids for a few minutes. Get them a bath and put them to bed. And by 8:30/9, I'm so whopped that I still haven't gotten my house cleaned.

Working 1 to 9 gives me a chance to get a few things done during the day but I miss putting my kids to bed. I know my husband is quite capable of putting them to bed but I miss doing that. But when I worked part time I worked til 10 or 11 so things aren't any different.

But the extra money will be so nice and a relief when I'm doing the bills to know there is quite a bit of extra money now!

I have to sit down and come up with a schedule of things I can get done the days I work 1 to 9 and the days I work 9 to 5. The mess is driving me nuts but until I get used to juggling everything the house is the least of my concerns.

So how do you other working moms cope? Do you keep a tight schedule or just go with the flow?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Conflicted emotions!

I've mentioned on and off that my nephew is a shaken baby survivor. In May, it will be one year. This coming week his attacker goes to court for what he did. He was arrested this past week and released.

I'm so conflicted on how I feel. I want the man to pay for what he did. I do! My nephew suffered with seizures, brain bleeds, he is 17 months old and can only army crawl. He can't sit up and he can't walk. For a while, after the accident he was blind. I have a LOT of anger. I have anger that I was being blamed. I was his full time baby sitter but I hadn't watched him for over a week and hadn't even seen him. And the man who did it, tried to blame me. How dare he! How dare he try to ruin my life because he had a weak moment. He lived 2 houses up. Why wouldn't he have pounded on my door, called or whatever if he couldn't handle the little boy anymore? There was no excuse! None!

But the other emotion I have is sadness. The man has 3 little girls. They are going to be without their dad. And that saddens me because he has never hurt them. And now they are going to hurt, they are going to miss their dad. They are going to be the ones that suffer. I don't think the man meant to hurt him. But he did. Now he has to pay. And he has to hurt those little girls when he tells them WHY he is in jail.

My heart just hurts. It hurts for my nephew who will never be the same. It hurts for my SIL for the life she almost had, for the trust she put in this man. And it hurts for those precious girls who did nothing but still have to deal with this going public now and being embarrassed.

I don't think I can even explain the drama that this caused in our family. People no longer talk to each other. It's crazy!

But as bad as I feel, I just want it over. I want this part over. So everyone can shut up about it. So people aren't whispering about what is going on.

Sigh....soon. Maybe soon this part will be over. We will never forget what happened but maybe people can deal with this soon and stop talking like it just happened.

Friday, April 9, 2010

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Le Creuset Baking Dish(es) GIVEAWAY

Mom's Sanity is making a comeback is having AN awesome giveaway! If you want to win Le Creuset Baking dishes, then stop by her blog. Follow her entry rules and you could win!!

I've always wanted dishes like these :-)

So stop by her blog and find out how to enter!!

Sense of accomplishment!

When we moved in October, it was a long process. Half of our stuff was still in the old place. But it was mostly the stuff we didn't need or use often. So when we finally sold the other place, we had to go over and bring it all over. We sat it in our basement and left it for 2 months. Well, the kids got into it because some of it was old toys. Plus it was in the way of their computer, wii, and tv. They have their own room in the basement. And we had boxes unpacked, toys thrown everywhere, and just a HUGE HUGE mess!

I'm happy to say that side of the basement is clean and ready to be remodeled! We are going to drywall the basement, paint and close it off from the other half of the basement which is the laundry room. The floor is cement so I think we are honestly just going to paint it with that cement paint and buy an area rug. I don't want to put carpet down there. I mean after all, it IS a basement and I don't want to have a leak and have to replace carpet. An area rug sounds much cheaper in case that happens.

We got rid of 4 of those industrial sized garbage bags of why in the world did we pack junk? I think because we got in such a big hurry when we were moving that we just started tossing stuff in boxes.
Note to self: If we ever move again, take more time to pack. Toss junk BEFOREHAND! Not when you move into the new place.

So we got rid of broken toys. Packed boxes for a yard sale this spring.

Now this week I'm going to be joining Lynette's Simplifying for Sanity. This week the choices are a bedroom or living room area. I'm having a hard time deciding if I want to do a bedroom or living room. My living room is clean and decluttered. BUT remember above where I said we moved?? Yes, you guessed right! I have no pictures on my walls!! Crazy I know. How can a person live here for 6 months and have no pics on their walls! Well, if I chose the living room that will all change! But I'm thinking of going with my daughter's room instead!

So look for pictures coming soon! Yay! Yes there will be before and after pics!!

Oh wait and you wanna know the best part of the clean basement??? I can go down and do wii fit AND play my Super Mario Bros game!! WOOHOO for me. Completely selfish reason but hey it worked!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Feeling like Rudolph the Rednose Wendy!

Oh gosh, my nose is bright, bright red. I swear you can see my coming a mile away with this shiny red thing on my face. This sinus infection is killing me. My husband had it and shared it with the kids. And then he decided it would be nice to share with me. Now I love my husband. I really really do. But I think I could have done without him for the week or two that he was sick. I think I could have nicely shut him in the basement. I know that sounds mean but it has a recliner and two couches and even has cable! I mean it wouldn't be like I shoved him in a dungeon.

I can't take meds for it without going to the doctor because of the other meds I'm on. So I can't even relieve any of the pressure. And Vicks, well it isn't getting half way through my congestion. And Vicks tissues, well, they just make me sneeze and my eyes water! Who knows, maybe that means it is helping.

Today I went to Walmart to buy cough meds for my munchkin and I couldn't buy it without proving I was 18. LOL!! I had a chuckle. I mean here I am, 31 years old. I have a 9 year old and they want to make sure I'm 18 :-D

Last weekend, we went to the casino and I had to wear the bright bracelet that alerted everyone to the fact that I was indeed over 21 or else I'd be carded by security all night....woohoo!! I sure hope I can keep this up until I'm elderly! Ok according to my kids, I am OLD!

Sorry, I know that my whole post doesn't make much sense to me. But in my sinus congested world, the whole thing makes wonderful sense :-D

It all boils down to this.....honey don't share. I don't like it. Ok well usually I do but please pick more wisely before you share a cold with me.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Is it the weather???

OK so lately I notice everything has been so negative. It doesn't matter where I'm at. If it is real life or online. If it is kids or if it is adults. Negativity is just running rampant.

Is there anything we can do? I mean the old killing people with kindness isn't working. BUT it makes me feel better to know I wasn't a snot to someone else.

The grocery store was an eye opener. Once upon a time, people used to smile, say hi, excuse me, how are you. Now, you better just get out of the way. I had an older lady get all nasty with me when I said excuse me and just thought how dare she. How dare she try to hurt my feelings, when I just said excuse me while she stood in the middle of the aisle. I didn't try to fit by her, push her or stand behind her and sigh rudely. I nicely with a smile said excuse me and she acted like I swore and cussed her out! I mean she honestly made me feel like I was a two year old!

I get online to chat with friends on facebook or on certain communities and everyone is fighting. Everyone is causing drama. Why?

Or how about someone who says he is my son's friend and calls his chubby and how he hopes he isn't like him. son isn't fat, he's almost 10. He honestly is in a growth spurt. His doctor even said he is at that age and he will get taller at some point. And me, wanting to stretch the poor kid out so his friends wouldn't make fun of him, really wouldn't work!

And then I find out that my sister in law who is 17, talks about me while she is at school to her friends. Why? I'm 31. She said she hates me and that I will just talk about her to everyone. Um, I haven't seen her since Christmas.

Really, why does it bother me that a 17 year old hates me? I guess because I thought that I was always nice to her. I've always gone out of my way to help her, and to drive her to places when she needed a ride even if it is was really out of my way. And that is how I get repaid?

So how do we change it? I mean how do we change negativity? It is so easy to get wrapped up in it. But I can't. It isn't in me to just be mean because I feel like it. And honestly it just brings me down.

I've come to the conclusion that it is the weather. I mean it has to be right? People want out of their houses. They are tired of being snowed in. It has to be the sure has been weird lately. It sorta matches attitudes. Just plain weird!

Friday, February 26, 2010

5 Question Friday :-)

It's that time! It's 5 Question Friday! If you'd like to participate just stop by Mama M's and link up with her!

My Little Life

Do you sing karaoke? If so, what is your go to song?
Uh no. If I did, bar owners would pass out pictures of me and say if you see her coming don't let her in, her voice will chase all customers away.

2. What is your favorite coffee drink?
YUM! I love coffee. But can I be honest and say anytime I've gone to starbucks it has been terrible but dunkin donuts and sheetz coffee...yum! Plus, I like the Christmas drinks. LOVE the Peppermint mocha

3. If you could choose your own name, what would it be?
I don't know. I wouldn't have chosen Wendy but after 31 years I'm used to it.

4. Were you ever bullied?
Nope. And I didn't put up with bullies did that make me a bully? If you bulied the bully? Seriously, I just hate to see someone pick on someone else simply to hurt them for no reason.

5. How often do you eat fast food?
Way more than we should....we've tried to switch to sit down restaurants where we can get salads and stuff though.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Food Menu for 2/28-3/6

This week I'm going to try to use stuff we already have in stock. I'm going to try to pick up only a few things for lunches and a few things so groceries aren't so expensive the next week.

Sunday: we will probably eat out while my daughter is at a birthday party at chucke e cheese

Monday: Stuffed cabbage rolls

Tuesday: homemade veggie soup and homemade bread (yum)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: NY strip steak. Was bought for V-day but I wasn't home to make it.

Friday: I work this night so the kids and hubby eat out (they do every Friday) or maybe the rest of the veggie soup....whatever strikes their fancy at the time I guess.

Saturday: Once again I work, so the kids and hubby will have something easy like pizza, fish sticks, tomato soup....whatever the husband thinks is easy...heck it could mean eating out...LOL!!

No we don't eat out this often in a normal week. But with my daughter having a party to go to from 2-4 and then taking 45 minutes to get home, it is just easier. Normally Sunday is our big dinner day at home.

Tomorrow I'll do my grocery list so I will have to see what I need. I'm hoping that if I can stick to my weekly menu that it will help keep down the grocery bill. But I have to still do the weekly lunch menu for the kids. I don't know if they are packing or buying yet and they haven't sent March's menu home yet so I can't plan too much.

Friday, February 5, 2010

5 Question Friday

My Little Life

It's that time again! It's 5 Question Friday! Make sure you stop by Mama M's and join the blog spot!

1. What are you most afraid of?

Dying! It's always been a huge fear! I watched my grandma die of liver cancer and it was the most horrible thing. But I mean there is no getting out of it so I have to come grips someday...eek. It's not the dying so much as the suffering and pain. And the worries about what happens to those I love.

Otherwise, snakes. I can't even look at one on tv. I get panicky and have dreams at night that I'm getting attacked....seriously. So I've decided the reptile house for me on the zoo is a no, no!

2. Do you use a flat iron or curling iron?
Neither one. Just a good 'ol blow dryer.

3. Hands-free or phone to the ear?
Depends what is going on and where I am. I will do both.

4. Do you have a matching bedroom set?
I used too but when we moved my huge big dresser wouldn't fit in our new bedroom so I gave it to my daughter and now I've decided that we need a new bedroom suit. Won't happen for ages but it's a nice dream....

5. Do you believe in the paranormal?
Yes! I posted on MckMama's community sharing my experience. And now I hate that feeling I get in the middle of the night when I get up to use the bathroom. I hate thinking there is someone behind me. Makes the hair on my arms (legs too in the winter...but shhhh!!!) stand straight up!

Whew! I finally got to answer 5 question Friday! I'm normally busy, busy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Why can't people just get along?

I have a wonderful group of friends. They are fantastic. The women get along and the men get along. I've just never had a group of friends like this before and I feel incredibly blessed.

Until this week.

We had a get together at a restaurant because two of them just recently turned 30. Then after wards we went out dancing. Well, thank goodness I couldn't make it til the dancing part, so I missed all the drama. Although at this point, I don't feel like I did.

Today, I get a phone call from my bestie explaining what went down and how on Sunday one of the girls(she is new to the group) was talking about her(my bestie) on Sunday and her kids in front of OTHER kids and adults. And when confronted about it the new one got real snotty. She got snotty because she was caught not because she did it! Oh how I dislike those kind of people. the kind that don't feel sorry but just sorry for themselves because they were busted. So needless to say our little group has a bit of division in it right now. BUT even though this happened with my best friend, I'm trying hard not to pick sides. Because you know....I'm 31. I'm not in high school, but all sides of me want to stick up for her. You know rush out tell the other girl to mind her business. But the small part of me just thinks the new girl in the group is jealous and I know darn well she wants to be the center of attention. She's hard to deal with and hard to work with in all aspects. She expects people to walk the line around her and heck she talks like that to her husband which is rude. And no, I'm not a do every single thing my husband tells me to do and like it. BUT I respect him enough to not talk to him like this other lady does especially in front of people.

So I have this huge feeling that our little group is just never going to be the same. And it is sad. It is one of those times that you know people are going to pick sides. And I don't want to. Well I do but the adult side of me is telling me to stay out of it because I wasn't there both days. I just hate to see one friend so sad and the other thinking she did nothing wrong.

Ugh...sometimes it just stinks to grow up and act like an adult.

I know, I know this is such a boring blog post. But see, you can't even escape grade school behavior when you grow up!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Decluttering Plans!

We moved into our new house in October and I can already see where our "hot spots" are going to be.

The main area is in the basement. The area where we come in from the garage gets coats, tons of shoes, backpacks. and whatever junk they bring home from wherever we are. Plus the one room in the basement is the kids play/game room. It has their tv, wii, dartboards, basketball hoop and nerf guns. So it always looks a mess. Which stinks because that is the first area we walk into.
****My goal in the basement is to have an area to place their backpacks. We do have a coat rack but I need to convince those kids to use it instead of tossing it on the furniture. Plus, I want to toss at least 10 items a week. I know I can easily toss more stuff in the trash but 10 items is the minimum.

The second room is the kitchen.
****The dining room table is a MAJOR hot spot so is one section of the counter alongside the coffee pot and the microwave stand. In this room, I want to make sure that all old school work is thrown away and the hot spots cleaned nightly. I work in the evenings so I come home to a messy kitchen area. But we are working on that ;-)

The living room is generally clean but just to be safe, I want the endtables cleared out of the books weekly, unless they aren't finished being read.

****go through the cupboards and toss empty bottles. My kids have a habit of emptying shampoo bottles and placing them back in the I tell

Kids room.
****Light clean weekly. Deep clean monthly where we toss broken toys or toys missing parts. And go through their clothes to check sizes. I try to do this when we fold laundry but sometimes a few smaller items make it through. Oh and we are going to work on donating so many toys every few months. They get so many toys that they push quite a few to the side.

Remember this isn't my cleaning schedule. These are just my plans to declutter. My cleaning schedule itself needs its own plan but at this point as long as it is getting done, I'm happy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

ugh....Why do we have to share?

This past week I have been so sick. I had a 103 fever for a few days and had the worst sore throat I have ever had and it wasn't even strep! And now I have passed it on to my daughter. Poor thing. I feel like crying for her because I know how bad it hurts. Ugh....why do we have to share again? Good news is that no one shared the impetigo my son had, THANK GOODNESS!!

Friday night we went and played games at a friends house and had a blast. OK so we never got to the game playing but it was a lot of fun anyways. I love having friends with that I can take my kids or the same friends that I can go away without friends and we have fun either way. Our relationship isn't based on just our kids playing together or us hanging out. And the best thing is that our husbands have turned into best friends. I feel blessed that they have come into our lives when they did. My husband and I were the first of our friends to have kids and they all turned their backs on us because our life was different. Sad. But such is life and they aren't in my life for a reason now but it still just hurts when I allow myself to sit back and think about it.

My baby girl had her 7th birthday on Thursday! Oh how I love that munchkin. She was in Zhu Zhu heaven. She has to wait for some of her presents from us until her party which is this Saturday.

And here is the cake. Yes I bought it and in my drugged up fever mode, I attempted to write Happy Birthday on it. Um....yeah should have waited...LOL

*btw, the pics were taken with my env3 so don't mind the bluriness.

Now, I'm in clean up mode from being out of commission all week. My house is a mess. The junk and dishes collected. So I think this week there will be a few posts on decluttering this house of mine! It became quite the mess....real quick!

Until next time......Have a great one!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Snow, ice and impetigo

Last week we got hammered with snow and freezing rain. The snow was wonderful and just beautiful! The kids have been sled riding in the backyard. We had a snow day on Friday and today "C" wanted, well not just wanted, he begged for a 2 hour delay.

The freezing rain caused some massive accidents on the interstate that caused traffic to be rerouted past my house for 18 hours or so. But I would have taken all that traffic longer than that and not complained a bit if the 2 adults and child would have lived. I feel so terrible for complaining about traffic blocking my drive way (couldn't get in or out). At least my family and I were happy and warm while we were stuck in our house. We were all together and those 3 people won't be with their family again. Sometimes I need a kick in the behind to stop feeling sorry for myself. Really I do!

Ugh and lets not forget our visitor last week. My 9 year old son got impetigo from someone. Poor kid. I thought he had a cold sore for a day or so. And then the next day he had a huge rash all over his cheeks! We got him right into the doctor and got him his antibiotic and ointment for his face. So far, the rest of us haven't gotten it. And we've turned into Germ X I so hope it stays away. But seriously I check the mirror every single day...heck multiple times a day. I'm not counting cause I'd be embarrassed at how many times I look to make sure I don't have a rash appearing.

My daughter is going to be 7 on Thursday so we are going to be having a bday party soon. Ideas, please!! HELP!!! I'll have another post on that soon.

Have a GREAT day everyone :-)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Random things about me

1. Do you like bleu cheese? Only Bleu cheese salad dressing and then only one certain brand.

2. Have you ever smoked? No way.

3. Do you own a gun? Not me but my husband does.

4. What color Kool Aid was your favorite? Blue Raspberry. They don't make it anymore :-(

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yup...I go every 3 months for a diabetes check up and I'm just sure he will yell at

6. What do you think of hot dogs? ok. I like peek a boo the best (hot dog wrapped with a crescent roll

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Christmas Vacation! LOVE LOVE it!

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Hot tea or coffee

9. Can you do push ups? No and it drives my husband nuts.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My engagement ring! And the necklace my kids picked out for me. Both pieces had lots of love behind them!

11. Favorite hobby? Reading and facebooking

12. Do you have A. D. D.? Nope.

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Glasses and have since 6th grade.

14. Middle name? Sue

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. I hate that commercial. I hope the boy is having fun at his friends. and I wonder if the girl is frozen stiff out there with her daddy!

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee, Water and soda

17. Current worry? Money but isn't that a biggie for lots of people

18. Current hate? Unannounced visitors. Gossip from certain family members that is hurtful. You just know if they are talking about that person that they will talk about you when you leave.

19. Where would you like to go? hmmm...I'd love to take the kids to Disney World.

20. Name three people who will complete this: Not a clue

21. Do you own slippers? yeah if I can find them.

22. What color shirt are you wearing? Hot pink

23. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? We have them but they don't stay on the bed.

24. Can you whistle? No.

25. Where are you now? The couch in the living room

26. Would you be a pirate? No.

27. What songs do you sing in the shower? None. It is normally me telling the kids I will be out and to leave me for a few minutes. That I won't drown and I really don't need them with

28. Favorite Girl's Name? Hmmm...I've always like Colleen. I don't have a clue why

29. Favorite boy's name? Christian

30. What's in your pocket right now? Don't have a pocket in these pants.

31. Who last made you laugh? My husband.

32. What vehicle do you drive? Jeep Commander

33. Worst injury you've ever had? Broken elbow

34. Do you love where you live? Yes

35. How many TVs do you have in your house? 5

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A December Review

I've been such a horrible blogger this past month. I was anxious to spend as much time with my family as possible.

Christmas was fantastic. We all had a blast. BUT my husband and I realized we spend way too much money on gifts and not enough time on the meaning of Christmas. We are definitely going to be changing that.

Here are the kids at their Christmas program. My daughter is the second in on the bottom with the black, white dress and red bow. My son is in the top row with the gray sweater on. They sang Little Drummer Boy, Away in the Manger and Go Tell it on the Mountain. They all did such a fantastic job. This is our jr. youth....ages 6 to 5th grade. The rest of the kids are all family friends. Whoops you gotta click the pic to see Christian....gotta resize when I have second


Here is our Christmas tree with our kids and our two chihuahua's. The black dog is named Angel (she is a longed hair chihuahua) and the white dog is named Harley.

On December 26th my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. We went to Niagara Falls. And had a great time! Yes it was cold but it was beautiful.

And here is one of the light houses on Lake Erie in Erie Pennsylvania. Doesn't it look like a post card! I thought it was just beautiful!

Well this was just a snap shot of our December. A have a new post coming up with what we are thankful for and what we are hoping for the New Year.