Birthdays, Life, Pictures, The Kids

Our Labor Day Weekend!

Friday night we went to the pet store to see some puppies! Brianna had said she wanted to go so after dinner we went over to Petland. First we looked at the rabbits, I picked one up for the girls to pet, it started going crazy so I put it back. Then I let a bird hop onto my finger so they could see. We took a look at all the puppies. We picked a little fluffy puppy, not sure of the breed and took it to the little cubicle and the girls were in puppy heaven! It was all over the place, going back and forth between Brianna and Katie. And it kept nibbling on their clothes, shoes and fingers. It was cute until I picked it up and looked at it’s face and I swear it had an ewok face and all I could do was laugh at it the rest of the time. We said good bye to the animals and went home. After putting the kids to bed Brian and I watched Who’s Line, had some fun on the stairs on the way up to bed and then I fell fast asleep!

Saturday, I was up early, I couldn’t sleep after my 6am temp time. Katie got up around 7 to go potty. We went back into bed to cuddle. Then Brianna came in. Brianna and I got dressed, went to Walmart to get party stuff, got some cupcakes, tinkerbell/cars cups, tinkerbell/cars stickers, oreo mini snack bags, matchbox cars, jacks and apple juice. Went to Joanne Etc. got a bunch of foam craft stuff on sale with an extra 40% off and some blank puzzles. We got home, gave Brianna a bath and got her dressed. I jumped in the shower and got myself together. Brian and Katie were all ready to go. I made the goody “bags” Got all the craft stuff together. Loaded the van and we were off. Half way to the rec center I remembered that I had forgotten candles and a lighter. So we stopped at Kroger. I ran in, got a number 5 candle, a lighter, a bag of chex mix and 2 liter of coke and sprite. We got to the rec center, unloaded Brianna and I and all the stuff to take in, Brian and Katie parked the van. Got stuff set up and a couple minutes later in walked Hannah, Brianna’s first guest. Talked to her father, he got her changed, (it was supposed to be a pool party) and then he left. The girls started making necklaces. Then came Carrie with Lauren, Logan was at his golf lesson and was going to come late. Then in came the twins with their grandmother and then Jennifer their mom walked in. Then Deana, Conner and Brandon, Jenny, with Taylor and Aaron. After that Kelly with Griffen. All the kids did crafts and then we went to the gym, they played with the balls and we did the parachute. Then we went back to the room for cupcakes and then presents. It went pretty smoothly and 2 hours was just fine! After that we went to my parents. Katie took a nap. My Mom and I went through the JC Penney catalog, then put up the fall decorations. We left after Katie got up. She did the cutest thing, she kept creeping up on people and saying “I’m……. Going…….To……Getchoo!” And then would tickle us. She did it to Popi repeatedly. It was adorable! We left, got the kids McDonald’s and us some BW3’s wings. Brian and I had a money arguement, before, during and after I put the kids to bed. I left and went to Kelly’s and was there until 11:30..

All crafts set up and getting Brianna and Hannah started. Katie eating chex mix ๐Ÿ™‚

Hannah making her very own puzzle, she drew her family! Brianna making a necklace with star beads!

Katie drawing her puzzle!

On the left of the table: Taylor, Jennifer, Jennifer’s mom, Lauren, Amanda, Aaron, Jenny
On the right, Griffen, Hannah and baby Lauren!

Kelly, Carrie, baby Lauren’s head, Katie, Hannah and Griffen!

Open gym. Brianna waiting her turn, Brian lifting Katie up to make a basket.

Parachute fun! (most of these pics came out blurry ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

All the kids would run underneath as soon as we would pull it up.

Brianna and Amanda!

Cupcakes and candle time! Taylor, Katie and I are cut off, Brianna and Lauren.

Buttercream icing is good! Brianna and Katie!

After opening Conner’s present (strawberry shortcake book and blueberry muffin doll) Deana, Brandon, Taylor, Brianna, Conner, Hannah, Katie, my arm LOL.

After opeing Hannah’s present (Dora figure, Angeline doll) Brianna and Hannah!

After opening the twins present (Lollipop, princess fruitsnack, glitter make-up, bracelet, princess place setting and flatware, princess game) Taylor, Brianna, Griffen, Lauren and Amanda!

After opening Taylor’s present (Barbie Mini Kingdom, odette and erika dolls) Taylor and Brianna!

After opening Logan and Griffen’s present (Belle, Cinderella and Aurora sparkle princesses) Logan, Brianna and Griffen

Logan, Griffen, Katie, Brianna, Taylor, Conner, Brandon, Amanda, Hannah (Lauren was hiding)

Sunday we went to church. Came home, had some lunch. Katie took a nap. I took a nap. Brian ended up falling asleep on the couch. I woke up, made chicken linguine (grabbed the wrong box, meant to get fettucine) and alfredo sauce! It was good. Then we went to Walmart to get some ranch dip mix and some ruffles and then off to the dollar theater. We saw Cars. It was really good. The girls both got the kid’s meal, popcorn, soda and m&m’s. Katie had to pee twice during the movie, so I missed some parts. Can’t wait until it is on DVD! Got the kids to bed and brian and I ate nutcones and watched an epi of smallville. Then up to bed and had some fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday we had a slow day, my temp was still up, so Brian and I decided that I should go get a test. I went and got one at Walmart along with some cream cheese. Then stopped at Tim Horton’s for donuts and bagel. Had some breakfast when I got home. Did things around the house. Took the test. Brian went in to look at it and it was a bum test, there was no control line. There was nothing. So he wanted me to get another one. I decided no, I’d wait it out. I went in to watch tv and I looked at it again and the control line was there and it looked faint positive. I showed it to Brian, he saw it too. Then he wanted me to get another one. I said I would wait. Then when we looked again it was just negative. So I said I was definitely waiting. I ended up spotting a bit. We had dinner at my parents, the girls played in the pool. It was nice. Then we got home and hung out I think. I can’t remember LOL. I know once the girls were in bed we watched some TV about the Dugger family and then some of the shrinking woman. I went online for a bit and then went to bed.


All about him!


His name? Brian

Where did you two first meet? Jen and Renee’s room. 1st floor Montour @ Bloomsburg University

When exactly did you two first meet? The first week of school, so Sept. 1999

What was your first impression of him? Didn’t really notice him. I had a huge crush on his friend and that day, I was mostly annoyed with Brian. He was in the way of my viewing pleasure of Josh, LOL!

When did you start liking him? Sometime during those first weeks of school

When did you two start going out? I couldn’t tell you the exact date. It was after I depledged Chi Theta Pi though.

What was your first kiss with him like? Nice. I was thrown back because he wasn’t the typical guy I dated. He was very laid back and not aggresive at all in the physical department LOL.

How much older/younger is he compared to you? I am 2 months older than him

hair color? brown

eye color? Hazel/Green

build? 5’9″ or 10″. I don’t know. I’m not good at these questions LOL.

heritage? Irish/Italien

religion? non denom christian

glasses? nope, though sometimes I think he needs them!

piercings? had 2 holes and a cartiledge peircing but has taken them out.

tattoos? nope

birthmarks? nope

smart? yes ๐Ÿ™‚

sarcastic? can be very sarcastic

humourous? he tries LOL

possessive? no

patient? for the most part

affectionate? yes

protective? yes, when he needs to be

clingy? No

talkative? sometimes

outgoing? sometimes

party animal/stay at home kind? Stay at home guy

sporty?ย  He loves sports especially baseball. he played semi-professional!

artistic? if it comes to newspaper layouts and putting together, dvds, picture collages or powerpoint shows. then yes!

practical? yes


can he cook? yes

can he repair things? sometimes

can he dance? LOL, he has absolutely no rhythm

can he sing? no

can he draw? funny stick figures

can he play an instrument? some guitar

can he write well? yes, very neat and legible

can he make you laugh? yes

what is his talent? his dvd making skills

is he good at science and math? not really


what part of his face do you like the most? his smile

what part of his body do you like the most? his butt

what part of his personality do you like the most? his sense of humor

what do you admire about him? his dedication to his job and ability to accomplish things

what part of him attracts you the most? All of him

do you know what attracts him to you? he loves how i care for our family and my long legs and of course if i show cleavageย  ๐Ÿ˜‰


is he an animal lover? yes, though he says no more pets LOL

is he environmental friendly? i guess

what are his views on political issues? for the most part we feel the same way.. though we stay away from the topic because it can cause some pretty heated arguements..

is he racist? nope

is he a vegetarian? nope

does he drink? not really

does he smoke? Never

does he curse? hm, not really

does he abuse drugs? No

is he hairy? Yes

does he donate to beggars? Yes

is he neat or messy? Both


is he a romantic? yes

is he sentimental? yes

does he give you flowers? not really, because he knows that as much as i like them, they don’t last LOL

does he lavish you with gifts? sometimes

does he pay for your dates? All the time

does he express his love for you in words or actions? Both


any habits of his that you dislike? he bites his nails and it drives me nuts

any part of his appearance that you dislike? not really

any part of his character that you dislike? sometimes he can be a little too sarcastic, but not as much as he used to


how long have you two been together? about 6 years…

do you truly love him? with all of my heart

does he truly love you? with all of his heart

can you envision marrying him? of course, i did. and next year, we’re renewing our vows!

My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Disney Vacation Pictures: Second day in Florida! (post 2)

We spent the whole day at Epcot. After finishing up breakfast we walked around for awhile as the rest of the park was not open yet. It was really awesome to be the first ones there! No crowds, it was just so peaceful! Very cool! Brianna took off with the rest of the family to look around and Brian and Katie and I took in the sites. Then we met everyone and went on Soarin. That ride is so amazing! It really does feel like you are flying over all the places.. Everyone went on, while Lexi, Lauren and I stayed with Katie. Then when they got of the ride, we went on while they stayed with Katie. She ended up taking a nap and I carried her during her nap in the playtex hip hammock.. Love that thing, It was a life saver!

Princess Aurora signing the girls books! Katie trying to touch her!

Getting ready to pose for a picture!

Brianna totally loving every minute of it ๐Ÿ™‚

A final hug between princesses!

Golf ball just waiting to be hit LOL!

Love the clouds in this pic! The fountains were amazing! Katie loved looking at them and they were synchonized with music! It was awesome to watch!

Love this pic! Brianna is off with the rest of the family. and I have no clue who even took this pic LOL.. But it turned out great!!

Katie by her fave fountain! Every time we passed by it she had to go look!

Katie being sassy. Playing with a wet wipe, washing Aunt Lauren’s hand while we wating for everyone to get off Soarin!

Playing with Aunt Lauren’s camera while Lexi watches!

My Husband, Pictures

My husband..

is Mr. Potato Head! Work was having their costume/potluck today. And his group was 80’s toys and games. So he chose Mr. Potato Head. Actually I told him it would be easy to do with using Brianna’s big stuffed potato head velcro parts… So I put it together last night and I think it turned out awesome. We are missing some parts that we just could not find and we looked everywhere. We only had 1 ear and we couldn’t find the big cheesy grin..

My Husband


Brian didn’t get another interview, they said he needed more experience..

He was pretty upset with me because when he called to tell me I was in the process to figuring out my Mom’s new phone and then running out the door to meet Deana at Homestead Park..

But I wrote him an email and he never received it, so I printed it out so he could read it when he got home. He felt better afterwards..

I love you.. I can totally understand how frustrated you must be and I
know this must be hard to think about, but if you were meant for this
job, you would have gotten it. God has a bigger plan for you and our
family. One that we don’t see yet.. ย It might seem like things are
never going to go your way, but we have to think maybe our way isn’t
God’s way.. *hugs* I love you so very much. I’m so thankful to have
you as my husband. Continue to do an awesome job at work, God has
something in store for you. I know it ๐Ÿ™‚



Marriage, My Husband


Brian and I’s intimacy has been on the backburner. Ever since I was pregnant with Katie, things have been bad physically between us. It started when he confessed to having an addiction with internet porn. I was devistated. I don’t think I have ever cried so hard in my life. I felt so degraded and it didn’t help that I was hugely pregnant either. It rocked Brian’s world to see how much he had hurt me. He hasn’t done it since, but the damage has been done. My self-image has been shattered. I look at my post-kid body and feel as though I just can’t compare. I’m not sure how to get past this really. It has really shaken our marriage up. I’ve been praying on it a lot.

I tried so hard in regards to being physical last night and in the end I just couldn’t do it. I mean, I can kiss him, but anything more than that, I just can’t do. He got very frustrated with me, said I teased him and went up to bed. He apologized for his behavior this morning in a note. Said he feels awful for what he has done. I just can’t seem to get past this. It has hurt me so deeply..

I really need a lot of prayer on this. Prayer that God will give me a physical desire for my husband and that he would soften my heart towards him as well.

LCC, My Husband, Reflections


This is how I feel right now! I feel so loved! God has truly blessed me! I’m so thankful for my husband! He is such a wonderful man and father to our children! I’m so thankful for our church, LCC! It has been such an amazing journey! I’m so thankful that we were apart of it all! The new building is such a wonderful blessing! Praise the Lord! I’m so thankful for Jesus! His blood was spilled so that I could have eternal life. So that my sins could be forgiven! I’m so unworthy, but God’s grace is so wonderful! I can’t even describe how it makes me feel! Just loved and forgiven! I feel as though my faith has been taken to another level.. Like I was missing something.. and now I have been found and given a renewed hope! Thank you to all my friends, IRL and LJ.. Your love and support has gotten me through so many rough times! And the laughter and fun has lifted my spirit! You are all truly wonderful! Thank you Lord! For all the blessings, big and small you have given to me, my family and my friends!

Marriage, My Husband

I am beyond..

pissed off right now. I want to take the damn computer and bash it in with a bat and then throw it out the f-ing window.

Sabrina.. if you’re reading this, please let me know what your email is..

I need to talk to you and I can’t get on AIM at all during the day..

Just pray for my sanity now girls, because I swear, I could kill someone right now…

And I know I should be “supportive” but quite frankly I can’t.

And I don’t feel like sharing any of it either..

I just want to cry………………………

Marriage, My Husband


Brian out to lunch today.

I just really appreciate all he does.. He takes care of so much, even around the house, he does more than I.. And he understands when I don’t feel well, or just don’t have the energy to do anything. He takes everything in stride and he is trying to figure out how we could make it work about staying at home. Even thinking of taking on a part time job to make it happen. He takes such good care of Brianna. It is so sweet. He is just so caring.. He is a wonderful husband and I am so lucky to have him in my life.