Friday, October 31, 2008

What an Awesome God We Have

I have not had much time to come on here so I apologize for not responding to emails emails or reading any blogs. But I have been meaning to re post this because it is so powerful! It reminds me that I need nothing NOTHING else than God. It reminds me of where I have come and all because of his sacrifice. I love watching this because so many of these things I myself have dealt with and to think that he cares so much about ME plain old ME that he takes on all the bullies of the world PRAISE GOD!!!Please Please comment and let me know what you think and how this clip affects you........

Very Sad

We lost our Camera!!! I am very upset about this. We have looked every where and narrowed it down to a couple of weekends ago we took the kids tot he mall to hang out I took lots of really cool pics in the play area and on the Carousel then we left. That is the last time I saw it. I remember putting it in the diaper bag and have not seen it. I called the mall and it was not turned in so we are without a camera. AHHHHHH!!!

VOTE VOTE VOTE

I was watching TV last night and saw this AD that the celebrities are doing that I thought was pretty good. I found it on YouTube and thought I would post it. I feel so strongly about voting and always have. I was so excited that only 9 months after turning 18 I would get to take part in my first election in 2000! I feel so honored that I can cast a vote for who I believe will be a good President of our Country and YES ONE VOTE DOES COUNT!! I have gotten in so many debates lately about how because of how our government tallies the votes one vote really does not count. This AD even if you do not agree with some of these actors watch it because it is pretty good every time I do I get chills!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NKOTB

I just have to say that the NKOTB concert was so much fun. I was too young to go the first time and was very sad that my sister did get to go. When Lisabeth called me months back asking me if I wanted to go I was so excited. Immediately I started remember back to the days of rewinding my tapes to listen to them over and over again and watching all the videos that they made. I also remember having all the memorabilia. I had the pins,games,pillow,bedding set,dolls,every single poster made and a ton of shirts and jackets. I was in love with Joey!!

So I counted the days until the concert with many people making fun of me for going. I do have to say that the day of I got a horrible migraine and Sammy ended up getting rota virus making me almost cancel. But I sucked it up and got in the car with Anita,Lisabeth,Alexandra,Cherie,Jenny,Amy and Liz and prayed that my migraine would go away.

It was so much fun to be out but to be reliving my childhood was even better. When we first got there it was packed but once New Kids came on and the lights came on a bit at the Palace is when you really saw how many people were there. I don't think there were many seats available. And every women in there was over 24 and screaming like they were 15! It was a blast! I loved every minute of it and I have to say that they did really good for being out of the business for 15 years.

So be jealous if you did not get to go!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Favorite Country Music Songs

It has been a long time since I have listened to country but whenever I hear a song from the past it brings me right back. I loved country! It started when I was younger and my dad would get us for the weekend he would only listen to it. Since I was searching for something that we had in common I became a huge country fan. So here are just a few (ok maybe more than a few)some of my favorites...........

My Best Friend Tim McGraw
Don't take the Girl Tim McGraw
She's My Kind of Rain Tim Mcgraw
Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me Tim McGraw Faith Hill (was one of our wedding songs)
It Matters to Me Faith Hill
Take Me as I am Faith Hill
Wild One Faith Hill
There You'll Be Faith Hill
Independence Day Martina McBride
Cowboy Take Me Away Dixie Chix
Strawberry Wine Deana Carter
Forever and Ever Amen Randy Travis
Look Heart No Hands Randy Travis (my grandpa slicker loved Randy Travis it always makes me think of him)
Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks (Nikkie I will always remember sitting at dads and playing this CD over and over and over again until we had all the songs memorized)

There are so many more so I guess I have been caught! I am a closet country music fan!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Pickin'

Pics are to come but we had so much fun at the Westview pumpkin patch in Romeo yesterday! The weekend started great we were supposed to have dinner with some friends and 1 hour after frosting the dessert I was to bring Mariana threw up and had a fever. So we had to cancel then 1 hour later I got a migraine. Mariana was fine once the evening came but I was out until Sunday morning. We had plans to go to the pumpkin patch with Nathan's family and I refused to miss Sammy's first time. So I pushed through and I am glad I did.

Sammy had so much fun trying to lift all the heavy pumpkins and Mariana had fun picking up the small ones and throwing them :). Jordan loved playing with her cousins and picking out a pumpkin to carve with daddy. We then went and sat down in our usual spot to have cider and donuts. This is our families favorite time of year with all the beautiful colors how can you not praise God!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

For Nathan

Since this is our family blog I guess I can let him tell me one entry to post!! We have stumbled across a show on Disney that I am sure everyone has heard of by now. Imagination Movers it is a great show but one of those really good kid shows but really annoying for adults. It is not good when you are at work and break out singing a little kids song about brushing your teeth or the days of the week!

Well a couple months back we saw a preview of this show and Nathan freaked out because a tech that he works with at SAAB who they call Red looks just like one of the characters on this show. Watch the video and it is the guy with the cowboy hat!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thank God for Home made Crafts

Today was a rough day I had no sleep at my sister's last night and Nathan had no sleep because Sam was up a lot so we were really really tired. So I was trying to find things to do that could occupy the kids with little fighting. I was reading my friend Amy's blog a couple weeks ago and she made Play dough with her son. I do not know why I have not done this myself in school we were given so many different recipes for this and I made it my self for the kids class rooms or even in the infant room. So I looked in my cupboards and sure enough I had everything but the Kool-Aid. So our Play dough was very boring looking but lots of fun. Jordan of course went right to work on a piece of Art and Mariana had fun pounding it or laying on it to see how flat it would get. Sammy would pull apart pieces and then eat it and then spit it out and repeated this at least 10 times I think he thought one piece was bound to taste good!!

Best Daddy in the World

We finally got the bunk beds a couple of weeks ago and it has taken a lot of work and patience on Nathan's end to get these put together. Last night while us girls were babysitting Nolan Nathan and Sammy hung out! They went to Home Depot (Nathan loved that Sammy sat in the Nascar cart and pointed at everything and made lots of grunting noises!) to get some screws for the beds and Sammy watched Nathan put them together all night. So when we got home this morning I went into the bedroom to catch the girls faces when they saw their new bed all finished.




This is for you Jill

A friend of mine who just started visiting our blog made a comment that I do not have any pictures of me on here. I do not like the camera lately I am not looking for any comments about that please. So here is one from my friend at another friends wedding recently. It is all I am going to say............

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Time for my middle child to get some ATTENTION!!

I felt so bad that I brought the camera for Sammy's teachers to take some pictures of him in his class and not Mariana's. So I let her bring the camera to school and take some pictures herself. I can only show one because I do not have permission to post other people's kids on my blog. She loves her class and is always talking about her friends and teacher. I love hearing all her stories about school and her adventures. She gets so excited that when her other friends are napping she gets to stay up and listen to books on tape (If she falls asleep she will be up til midnights so they help me out by keeping her up). She loves her friends Emmy and Rachel and talks about them all the time. She is learning so much already. She is counting to 20 very good and when she started she only recognized her name as May but since we started only calling her Mariana and writing it that way she recognizes that too! She also is learning so many songs and I love the way she interprets them. Like this one that goes:
This is the day
This is the day
This is the day the Lord has made.

Mariana's way:
This is the day
This is the day
This is the day the Lord had me!!!




I am moving

Maybe some of you do not know my phobias but I hate all things that crawl,slither,wiggle,hop well anything that is not human!! I once left our house because there was a huge spider crawling around. I picked Jordan up (who was a baby at the time) without shoes and socks and ran out of the house to my mom's until Nathan got home hours later to kill it. I make Nathan spray our house at least twice a month with bug killer so I will not see anything in the corners of my house. I shake towels out when I am in am getting out of the shower so in case there is a little spider in there hiding I am not surprised.

Now that you know how deep these fears effect me you will understand why I am moving..........We have some furry friends!!!!! Not in the house (as far as we know) but lingering waiting to attack me outside. I am sorry Lisabeth I know that you care about them and captured him and let him go out in the field far away but I am different lol! I want them dead! And I do not feel guilty about it!

It started a couple of weeks ago and we thought it was just one and we caught it. Nathan saw another one two nights ago and I am freaking out! He caught another one this morning and I am going to really freak if we catch more. I know that (why am I typing in Italics??) they are outside and I should just leave them but I will not be able to sleep. I actually dreamt the other day that I woke up to a big one in my bed!! Last night I was coming in from outside and thought I heard little feet running so I started screaming and running only to learn that it was my laces on the ground lol! I guess I need to take my own advice that I give to my girls when they are scared of something.........Pray to God and he will help you with your fears!!

But I still want them GONE!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Toliet Inspecktor

Well my little man is walking and loves to get into everything. He loves going into drawers and pulling out clothes or opening and closing the DVD player and even loves to try and sit in the fridge. The latest obsession is the TOILET of all things. He is constantly running in there to play in the water. This past weekend Nathan said he was reading to the girls and he kept picking up their toys and taking off he didn't know where he was going so he decided to follow him. Sammy was getting ready to put the stack of toys in the toilet. The next night the girls were getting a bath and Sam found a bottle and put it in the toilet but this time a little girl (who shall remain anonymous) did not flush yet so you can imagine the mess.

The best is last night I got some time to myself to go to target and Nathan calls me on the cell to tell me Sammy's latest. He put Mariana's entire outfit from the day in the toilet!! Why??? What is the fascination? It reminds me of my brother who would put pencils, bars of soap, and just about anything else he could?

Hopefully it just means he will be a plumber??