Holidays, My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Happy New Year!

We spent New Year’s with the Jacob’s. The kids played the night away. The adults ate lots of great food, played pictionary man and mad gab. It was a great night. Alex even stayed up until about 11:30 then nursed to sleep, but woke up to the noise of kids screaming happy new year and horns blowing loudly! The funniest part of the night was when we pulled into our driveway. All the kiddos were asleep. We looked back and Katie had fallen asleep with a piece of celery in her mouth. It was hilarious! Pictures of course.

Holidays, My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Christmas 2008!

We spent time with Paula and Michael on Tuesday. We had to spend the night at my parents due to ice that night. My Dad fell outside trying to show me just how slick it was. Alex was awake from 1-3am, fussy because of his cold. We hung out in Dwight’s room, he was playing Warcraft and watching Heroes. Brian left to get to the house and then to work. Paula and Michael left around 8am and it took them 1hr to get 3 miles because of the road conditions and accidents. Brian got off work early and picked us up. We went home, got ourselves together and then went to LCC for the Christmas Eve Service. We got there late because traffic outside Walmart was unbelievable, they had shut down the road, because Walmart was trying to close and people kept trying to get inside.  The band did Christmas songs. Then Hilary and Jeff Sloat read a story to the kids. After that Tom did a mini sermon which included picking Alex up and using him as a visual of baby Jesus and why he was sent to us.  It was really powerful.

Brianna tried to get up around 1am, I wasn’t surprised! Brian let her know not to wake us up again until after 6. She and Katie came in at exactly 6:05.  The girls were in awe of all the presents.  Brian read us  “The Newborn King”. Alex’s only interest in the story was trying to eat the book. Then we opened stockings and Santa presents. The last presents to be opened were the treasured American Girl dolls. Brianna was looking worried up until that point, she was sure she wasn’t getting one after Santa fell through. The look on her face is priceless! We took mostly video of them opening up those gifts. We hung out, cleaned up, ate breakfast and then made our way to my parents house. We opened up gifts there, hung out, had lots of food. That is about it. It was a pretty low key Christmas.

I still can’t believe it’s all over. All the planning, shopping, wrapping and it’s over.

I’m slightly depressed actually.

Holidays, My Husband

Wii wish you a Merry Christmas!

I am the best wife ever because I got my husband Wii for Christmas.

I got it on ebay Monday. Bid on one with wii play/remote, extra nunchuk and Mario Galaxy, Got it for $465. Not too bad considering retail plus tax would have been $400.. I paid $30 something in shipping and it arrived on Wednesday. The guy who I got it from, he had more auctions just like mine and I was the one who paid the least. Someone paid $530 before shipping!

I returned Brian’s PS2 w/ all it’s games to EB Games, because that had been our plan had we decided to get one. I got $66 for everything. I used my brother’s PS2 as a decoy. I returned Mario Galaxy to Walmart and repurchased it from EB Games with the money from the PS2 sale. We have $8 left over to spend there. My brother gave me cash for the extra nunchuk to give to Brian for Christmas.

I had nightmares of him finding out before Christmas. And all the running around had me ultra grumpy and tired. One of the reasons I didn’t even try to get one at the store, they always had people waiting in line. My one really good chance would have been when they had the huge release at every story, but it was snow and ice, and people had been waiting in line before 6am.. No way could I have handled it LOL..

Then Christmas came, it was the last present of the day. I had it over my parent’s house, as we were going there for Christmas day and I knew that he would want to open it to play right away and I would want to head over to my parent’s.

The look of surprise on his face was priceless and worth all that I went through to get it.

He played all afternoon. I fell asleep and he woke me up to catch a glimpse of my Mom playing the boxing game. It’s a lot of fun and I am really good at bowling and I love Mario Galaxy. I really want the Nights game. As I was a huge fan of Nights on Sega..

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Holidays, Knocked Up, Pictures

Happy Halloween

If I get one more, I think it might be twins comments, I think I will jump off a cliff! I could barely sleep last night because I kept having dreams of getting U/S and there being two babies.. Even Katie’s prediction is boy and girl.. LOL.. Guess we will see next week. I had my first appt. today and it was just blood work and paperwork. No biggie.. My U/S is next Thurs. I also had an accident with a power drill today.. I’ll post the picture. I went crazy putting up a decorative rod and the tie-backs to match. On the last tie-back I slipped with the drill, which had a philips head bit in it and sliced my finger.. I was in hysterics. Brian had trouble understanding me I was crying so badly over the phone. It still hurts really badly.. We went to friends tonight and the guys all took the kiddos trick or treating.. Then we finished the night by playing guitar hero.. I just used the controller so as not to aggravate my finger..

I hope everyone is doing well..

Happy Halloween..


Happy New Year!

I wanted to write this big old post saying “goodbye” 2006 and “hello” 2007..

But I really have no motivation to write much of anything right now..

There are a lot of things I want to do differently in 2007, but I’m afraid to type everything down because it’s setting myself up for failure.

So I’ll summarize by saying this.

I would like to restore my relationship with Christ first and foremost. I would like to go through this marriage counseling with Brian with an open heart and mind geared toward change as we prepare for renewing our vows! I would like to have stronger relationships with my daughters, focusing on love and respect. I would like to get myself together, meaning getting back into the swing of things with counseling and staying on top of my meds and pdoc appointments. I want to lose the extra weight I’m carrying. I want to focus on IRL relationships.

Hope everyone has a healthy and happy 2007!

Holidays, Pictures, The Kids

Easter 2006!

We went to church. The service was amazing, they did an awesome job. Then off to Walmart so I could pick up some Amish potato salad, breyers vanilla ice cream and apple juice. We went to my Parents. The girls got baskets and took off on their egg hunt around the house. Then they got their easter baskets. Mr. Potatohead ones from my parents. The baskets from us were filled with sidewalk chalk, stickers, crayola mini color explosion, candy, activity books, and a tube of jungle animals for katie and 2 puzzles for brianna.  We had breakfast and then hung out. My Mom took the girls on a walk and they ended up at the park. I drove down to pick them up. The girls had ice cream and then we went home. The girls zonked out in the car. Brian and I cleaned out Brianna’s closet and finished organizing her room (we painted it on Saturday). They woke up and we had dinner. Finished Brianna’s room, played with the girls then put them to bed. Watched TV after that. It had been an exhausting weekend..


Katie finding an egg on the steps! She was so cute holding her basket!

Pointing out an egg to Katie! Brianna did really well sharing in the hunt and  showing Katie where some eggs were!

Finding one on the chair!

Getting the candy and money out of the eggs!

Waiting on Popi to help her get some candy out!

Getting their baskets!

The girls and Abuela

Katie and Abuela!

Brianna and Uncle!

Brianna and Popi!

Getting ready to leave!

Holidays, Pictures, The Kids

Hanging Easter eggs!

I don’t remember which day it was but we hung eggs outside on the tree! Brianna loved putting the string inside the egg to hang it and Katie helped put them in a bag to take them outside! The girls had fun! Here are some pictures Brian took!

Don’t mind my behind LOL!

Katie looking cute with her egg!

Brian’s trademark picture skill LOL.

Another trademark picture of Brianna!

Brianna doing her best to hang it on a high branch!

Holidays, Pictures, The Kids


I’m so tired.. Yesterday I braved Walmart with all 4 children. It really wasn’t so bad. Brianna and Conner kept telling everyone they say Merry Christmas. Even the Papa Murphy’s pizza guy while he was making our pizza. It was cute. The photography woman chased me down saying how beautiful Brianna’s hair was and if I wanted to make an appt. to get all 4’s Christmas picture.. I wasn’t even going to go into how they aren’t all mine LOL. Then last night I stood for 2.5 hours while watching Everybody Loves Raymond, Lost and then Invasion in the kitchen baking 175 cookies.. I was so restless by the time I was done, restless and tired. I could barely keep my eyes open when I went to bed..

Thursday is a half day for me in regards to watching the boys which is a plus. While Conner was in school I took the girls and Brandon to the mall with my Mom. The girls got their picture with Santa. It was cute, they brought him a bag of cookies and Katie walked up and gave it to him. Then she was pretty leery of the whole thing..

Then we picked Conner up from school. Dropped him and Brandon off at Lois’.. Went to Sam’s Club to get wallets of the girls and Santa to send out in the Christmas cards. So if you are getting a Christmas card from me, the above is what your getting LOL.. Shopped around and got a few things. Brianna and Katie were sample princesses.. Smiling nice and bright to get extra stuff LOL.. Got home, both girls were asleep. Got them up and in bed. Unloaded the van. Then Kelly showed up to drop off Grant and Addie. She and Pete had a counseling session and her Mom fell through..

Now I am making more Christmas cards! My hands are tired and I’m ready for bed.. Tomorrow is an early morning as we need to be at the preschool by 9. I’m going to be helping make the cookie trays for the fundraiser, lots of counting and walking.. It takes 2.5 hours.. I’m tired just thinking about it LOL..

Good night all


I want snickerdoodles!

But I just can’t get the motivation to do them LOL.. I think I just might be all snickerdoodled out from making them for the fundraiser.. sigh.. maybe after I get off here and finish up the laundry..

I have no clue what to do for dinner either.. any ideas? I have some chicken breasts and that’s about it..

oh, and those choconut dainties are my downfall! I’ve been craving them as well and you just can’t eat one! They are so freaking yummy!

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

cream the 3/4 cup sugar and the butter or margarine. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Heat oven to 375. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes. makes about 36..