Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday's Gone

After mowing this morning and blowing all the grass into the road so the road sweeper could sweep it up.After mowing it started thundering then it suddenly started raining and hailing.I babysat again this morning as I did yesterday morning and will be doing that til Friday.He is a well behaved child that gets along well with my kids so I don't mind keeping him.I found me a patio set for real cheap and now I have to find a way to get it home since it won't fit in the tahoe.It's 3 lounge chairs,1 regular chair,and 2 tables for $15.00.It's in real good condition so that makes it well worth it.I have been having the baby fever and couldn't think of a way to solve it.I have found so much baby stuff for very good bargains but have had no reason to buy it.Well I now think I have a reason to go wild with baby stuff.I'm going to start watching for a bassinet,swing,bouncer,etc.A boy that I use to change diapers on now has a baby of his own.It's a little girl named Angel and she has a ton of hair.She is such a doll.She will be 2 months old next week.They all came over for the evening and said they will be back Sunday.I figure I will be seeing alot of them so I might as well make it where the baby is comfy and safe.This is Kevin,Stephanie,and baby Angel. This is Kevin and Donald.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me Monday

It's not Monday again!I did not stay inside all week and still end up sick on Tuesday.I did not go visit my Grandpa in the hospital yesterday.My cousin did not stop by Friday with her kids and we did not talk and laugh alot.This same cousin would not have called me Saturday and talk to me then she did not drop her kids off at their dads and then she did not call me back at 11:00pm and talk to me til 2:00am.No my family has better stuff to do besides sit on the phone with me.I did not have an enjoyable weekend.I did not have to get up early this morning.I am not back to baby sitting again.The child is not the same age as my oldest and they do not get along well.I did not turn the radio on while I was cleaning the house and I did not hear them say they wanted caller number 2 for some speedway tickets.I could never use speedway tickets!I did not then walk to the kitchen and ask myself if I could win them then I did not walk back and grab my cell and call them to find I was #2.I am not going to speedway on Thursday & Friday free of charge.I am not glad I am so pokey slow about things.My mother has not had Brenten all week and my mother n law has not had Kelsey all week and my sister did not get Ashley yesterday for a week.It really is not peaceful.I really never need alone time.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Not such a good Saturday

I got a puppy not long ago.I named her troubles because she was alway's getting into trouble.She had a ton of energy and loved to play.If me or the kids took off running through the yard troubles would be right on our heels.Every night I would go out and play with her just me and her no kids or other dogs.Last night was no different.I went out,we played,I gave her fresh water and food,told her go lay down and I would see her in the morning.Well this morning there was no playing.The poor dog was dead.She was fine yesterday so why dead today?I'll sure miss that dog.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dear So & So.......

Dear tv network people,Could you please stop with MJ?He was no hero and he wasen't my role model.Let's just forget about him! Your bored viewer. Dear Momma,Please stop acting like I can do nothing right.My kids have lived with me for their entire lives and they are still alive.Please understand I love you and Daddy the same not one more then the other.I get a bit angry when you try to trash talk him.I didn't beg to be concieved so please stop blaming me.Your loving daughter. Dear Kids,Please understand you get on my nerves when you bicker.It's summer so please get along so I can take you to do fun things.No more whining also.You know I love you but you also know that mommy takes alot from you all.Love Mommy. Dear Donald,Please know that I do not sit on my rear all day looking for a blog to post.Just because you only have 1 pair of clean jeans left does not make it the end of the world.I love you dearly and will always make sure you have clean clothes,food and drink ready for you.Your loving woman. Dear Kim,You haven't been over in awhile to yell at me.I like it better when you stay on your side of the street.It makes my day's so bright when you leave for work and don't come home til dark.Thank you so much.I also hope you understand that just because you are bigger then me dosen't make you badder.Your fed up neighbor. Dear Grandpa,I am writing to let you know you can't go yet.I am still to young and it's to hot to feud over your salt shaker.I love you dearly and I have to come see you more often even if you don't know who I am.I have alot of wonderful childhood memories with you and I would love for my kids to have that too.I love you.Your grand daughter. Dear Grandma,I miss you bunches.I know you had to go see those pearly gates and I know you are watching over us.Grandpa misses you so very much and I think it's getting him down.You was a great grandma.I think about you daily and all the advice you could give me on raising so many kids.You raised your kids right and I am hoping mine turns out at least half as good.I love you.Your granddaughter.

Fun in the Sun

It's summer and the best thing about summer is being outside.I stay outside alot in June so I can have my tan built up for July.I try to get a nice tan but by December it's gone.I spent a whole week outside catchin the ray's and I got a bit of a burn.That's just normal for me to burn once then I am good for the summer.My kids never burn.Ashley has been outside more then me and she also has a tan line.Of course Ashley is darker then me to begin with.Amazingly I haven't been outside much this week because I haven't felt very wonderful.I do however feel fine now but it's just to hot out there.I'm trying to decide what I want to do for the 4th of July.Kelsey's birthday is on the 3rd and Brents is on the 16th.I could combine the 3 events into 1 or I could do them each seperatly.Not sure what yet but I will think of something.My camara batteries are on the charger and I haven't done anything exciting enough to get pics but hopefully in a week or so I will have something exciting.My cousin and I are planning to take our kids on a field trip.Her kids are homeschooled and needs a break once in awhile.We are planning a trip to a Spring.It should be very refreshing by the time we make it there.Please keep some of my family in your prayers.My cousin "Goob" is in bad shape 100 miles away at the hospital and my grandpa isen't doing well either {they took him to the er last night}.Other then that I think eveyone is doing well.Oh Brenten has an ear infection from swimming.He's tough and with the meds he should be fine.This is my {burn} lines.They have turned brown now and it no longer hurts. If you look closely you can see Ashley's tan line.{like she needed one}.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Which one looks like me?

This is Kaden and I.He is my baby that isen't much of a baby anymore.He is 3 yrs old and I still find myself carrying him on my hip.He really isen't shy he just had better things to be doing at the moment. This is Ashley and me.She loves to have me take her pic.She is my baby girl.She is 5 yrs old and just as big as Kaden.She is a bit small and loves to talk.
This is my middle child.Brenten is my little wild man.He will be 7 on July 16th but sometimes he pretends to be 70.He is always taking something apart but he is always sure to put it back together.I can never get a {normal} pic of him.

This is Kelsey.She will be 9 on July 3rd.She is my book worm that takes everything serious.She is the knitter of the family.If she is not reading then she is knitting.I call her my special child because she had a rough start from the day she was born.

This is my big 10 year old son.Justin enjoys video games,tv,riding bikes,and of course picking on the younger kids.I weigh 110 pounds and he weighs 108 {the last we weighed}.I buy his shoes by trying them on me.I thought my boy's would never steal my clothes but Justin likes my new socks and he wears my t shirts {I have alot of boy shirts}.

I love my kids more then life itself and would not trade them for anything.They are my pride and joy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

This pic was taken on 2-5-05.I can remember that because it's the day my sister called me very early to come to the hospital and hold her hand while she delivered my nephew.After baby and Mommy got settled I had to leave to go home and get my kiddos ready for pics.As you can see I haven't changed my looks.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Odd n In's

This is my neice's puppy Mojo.He seems to like banana peels.Believe it or not most of their animals are hmm a bit odd. This is my neice's kitty.I have forgot it's name.It might look normal here but really it is odd too.

This is Kaden.He is odd because he loves roasting things but will never eat it.

This is my cousin Sarah and her daughter Lydia.She also may seem normal but she is related to me so that makes her odd too.

6 cans of soda that nobody would drink.

This must be why my new tube lost it's short life.RIP Tube!I'll sure miss it.Oh thats my mother getting on it.Boy I better lay off the junk food and exercise often.

It wasen't much of a post today but I kinda got a headache.I really think I need a nap.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Not me Monday

AHHH where to start?I did not have a wonderful lazy week.I was not able to sit outside all week and i surely would not have turned red.Saturday was not my brthday and I did not enjoy it one bit.8 people did not fit comfortably in this tent Friday night.We did not look funny living in the city limits with a tent pitched in the back yard. Kaden did not try on everyone's glasses and he did not think he looked awsome in all of them.
This would not be what I look like at 27 years of age.

I'm like E I don't have any stress at all in my life and I surely do not enjoy spending time with my family.Happy Not Me Monday!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Millinium House

Someone told me about this house one time a few years ago.It's located down a gravel road about 2 or 3 miles from town.The owners own a large section of shopping malls and the land that wal marts sits on.Now you must be wondering how many people live here?2 thats right only 2!It's just an elderly lady and her son.On each side of the house there is 4 garage doors so I am guessing it will hold 8 vehicles.As you can see in the pic they have a security gate up.They can open it from inside the house to let people in and beside the gate is an intercom.Now on the back side is a paved road BUT it's a long way's away.The back side is not secured either it only has a barbed wire fence.My friend delivered pizza to them and she said it has about 17 bedrooms.You can also see it has at least 3 fireplaces.I would like to live there but I'd need a maid and some butlers cause I could never do it alone.I did zoom in all the way with my camara to make it look like a close up.I have drove by this alot just to look at it.Ok I know I have to much time on my hands lol.Happy Friday Everyone.I have got a million things to be doing right now.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's almost here

As of 5:00pm tomorrow we will kick off my birthday weekend.I didn't even bother to invite adults because they are NO FUN!I have invited several kids and we have alot of fun stuff to fo.We are going to swim then eat then swim {yes I know the 30 min rule}then umm eat and swim some more.Before falling asleep in the tents we are going to tell ghost stories.Me myself I don't know any stories but I have heard 2 kids say they have books about ghost stories so maybe they can help.I bought some lights and hung them on the entrance of the canopy today........they are kinda dull but still pretty.I am going to real firewood tomorrow so the fire will burn a little longer without having to get up every 20 minutes to break more limbs.You see the neighbors lost a huge limb in the ice storm we had in Janurary and when they mowed their yard they threw the limb in my yard.I was going to {give} it back to them but have now decided to keep it for myself.It burns fantastic but it just dont last long.I will see about a pic to post with this blog but I may not have any yet.My feet was wet today and then I put my sandals on and then my feet stunk somethin fierce so I washed them but they still stink.My sis once told me to just smear some toothpaste on whatever stinks and it will stop stinkin so I will try toothpase in a sec.After spending 2 1/2 day's outside I have managed to get a sunburn on my back.I shouldn't run around in just my swimwear but hey it's my yard.I have never peeled when I get burned it alway's turns into a nice tan.I DID however put sunblock on today now we just gotta see how well it worked.Nope I have NEVER wore sunblock until today.I generally just smear baby oil all over me so I tan or burn or something.3 of my 5 kids don't burn.They are dark complected like their daddy and instead of burning they just tan a little more.I wish I was more like them so I didn't have to work so hard.Well It's late and I have a whole list to get done before tomorrow evening.I'll post pics tomorrow.Good Night All!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Walk down Memory Lane

I have been working with this pic for awhile to get it just as I wanted it.I had scanned it and couldn't figure out how to get it croped.As you notice...I figured it out.This was taken on Justin's 1st birthday.My dad thought {and still thinks} these kids rule everything.This is my dad with Justin and my neice Hannah February 2000.
Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My pre-Birthday Shopping Adventure

It's not quit my birthday yet but since it is Saturday Donald decided to take me shopping.All I wanted was stuff for thr pool and a nice lounging area.I believe I done alright.This is Donald playing with my pool light/fountain.I think this has a pretty glow after dark. This would be the umm tent?sun shelter?I forgot what the box called it.It is water proof which will come in very handy since we get the most rain in June.

Solar lights.They had 8 in the box and I only needed 4 but thats ok I just spread them around the tent.

This is my new love.I seem to be a fire person and since it is against the law for me to build fires in the driveway {in which I have been doing} this should keep me out of trouble.

It's rather hard to get pictures that dosen't include kids.I believe I was getting the fountain but got kids instead.Notice how they are alway's near the pool?

THIS IS THE COLORFUL FOUNTAIN.I love it as much as the fire pit.

This is the fountain glowing green.I like the blue and red better.

This is the fountain with the flash on.It is lit up but you just can't see it.I suppose I did get more then I should have and I suppose I might feel guilty for awhile but by this time next year I won't feel guilty I will just want something else to make me feel guilty lol.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I did not forget to post my pics first.

Sorry I did not suddenly forget how I was getting the NOT ME MONDAY link to McMammas blog.I did not have a fabulous week!I did not find a 2nd hand pool that was big enough to swim in and I surely would not have bought it.I wouldn't make all the kids and my mother help hoe,shovel,carry dirt,pack dirt,and fill it up and then I most certainly WOULD NOT make them wait all day before getting in it.I myself would NOT be a bit excited about it and I would Not want to get in it myself.We did not finally get a ladder so we COULD get in it.Brenten WOULD NOT push down the side and push Kaden and his baby float out.My kids are MUCH kinder and loving then that.It was not a scary moment and I WAS NOT stuck in a tube that was way to small for me and my neighbors were surly NOT laughing at me diving over the side of the pool to rescue my baby.Saturday is NOT my birthday so Donald DID not take me on a shopping spree after he got off work.I did not get a fire pit,gazebo,solar lights,and an awsome light show/fountain for the pool.I am not turning my yard into a luxury.Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The 1500's VS 2000's

Take the time to learn some history , it is very good.
> >Grab a cup of something and enjoy the read!!!!
> >
> >Subject: The 1500's --- curious!
> >
> >
> >
> >The next time you are washing you hands and complain because the water
> >temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to
> > Here are some facts about the 1500's:
> >
> >These are interesting.
> >
> >Most people got married in June, because they took their yearly bath in
> >May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting
> >smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
> >Hence the
>custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
> >
> >Baths consisted of a bug tub with hot water. The man of the house had
> >privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then
> >the women and finally the children. Last of all , the babies. By then
> >the water was so dirty, you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the
> >saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."
> >
> >Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw piled high, with no wood
> > It was the only place for animals to get warmth, so all the cats and
> >other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained, it
> >became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the
> >roof. Hence the saying, "it's raining cats and dogs."
> >
> >There was nothing to
>stop things from falling into the house. This posed
> >a real problem in the bedroom, where bugs and other droppings could mess
> >up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung
> >the top, afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into
> >existence.
> >
> >The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
> >Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would
> >get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the
> >floor to keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more
> >thresh until, when you opened the door, it would start slipping outside.
> >A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the saying, "A
> >thresh hold."
> >
> >Getting quite an education, aren't
> >
> >In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that
> >always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things
> >to the pot. The ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They
> >would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold
> >overnight, and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in
> >it that had been there for quite awhile.
> >
> >Hence the rhyme: "Peas porridge hot,
> > Peas porridge cold,
> > Peas porridge in the
> > Nine days old."
> >
> >Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
> >When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It
> >was a sign of wealth that a man could bring home the bacon. They would
> >cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "Chew
> >the fat."
> >
> >Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content
> >caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning
> >death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years
> >or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
> >
> >Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of
> >the loaf,
>the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "the upper
> >crust."
> >
> >Leas cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would
> >sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking
> >along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.
> >were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days, and the family
> >would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake
> >up. Hence the custom of : "holding a wake."
> >
> >England is old and small and the local folks started running out of
> >to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones
> >a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out
> >25 were found to have scratch marks on the inside, and they
>realized they
> >had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist
> >the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up through the ground, and
> >tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all
> >night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell. Thus, someone could
> >be saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer!
> >
> >All true! Whoever said History was boring!?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A day in the pool...and ONLY 1 accident

I had this intelligent idea yesterday to set up the pool.We have no flat land except the driveway so I wasen't sure where to put it.So after pondering on it for a few minutes I came up with the idea to hoe the driveway right where my rig was parked and just set it right there.So that's just what we done.This pic of the wheelbarrow and shovel is the tools used to make the pool area.I couldn't find the mini hoe to put it in the pic. This is the clay dirt pile in which was the choice dirt to spread for pool padding.It had no rocks and was available in the back yard so we put it to good use.

This is Kaden and Brenten working hard helping us.It was really better this way...TRUST ME!

This is Justin shoveling clay mud so we could haul it and spread it.GOOD JOB SON!

This is my mother useing the mini hoe to remove the gravel from the driveway.Don't worry she done about 1/4 of it.GOOD JOB MOM!

This was taken this morning.This is my Mother with her backache.

If we only had a ladder we would all be in there.

Is it time to get in yet?It feels good!Do you see how they are all just itching to get in?

SPLASH!Ha they will find a way to get wet with the pool without getting in!

Is it time yet?

And then Kaden try's conning people into putting him in.

And he starts to get aggravated.

And I was just wanting in there too!

Will a group pic get them in?Justin,Malachi,Brent,Mariah,and Kaden.