December 24, 2005

Until we meet again....

Well folks and dear cyber's time for me to sign off here until next's been such a blessing to meet many of you and to get to know you all. I pray that you have a blessed and lovely Christmas...don't forget the reason for the season.

Well I'm off to see the mouse...will be leaving in the morning. I'll have plenty to write once I return so be prepared!

Take care and God bless!

Countdown begins...

Not sure if I'll be posting tomorrow at all or not so thought I better do a little post tonight. Got all mine and the boys clothes packed and just need to pack the last minute toiletries and come Sunday morning we are off to Disney World!! It's still seems sureal to me...won't believe it until we get there...we've been waiting over a year to do this trip and now it is finally here...WOWZERS! I'm excited, but exhausted from trying to pack, clean the house before we go and throwing Christmas in the mix. It's been a trip though...not complaining at all. I'm also a bit nervous about flying...after all 19 of us are on the same plane....and I don't like to fly anyway. I always seem to get sick. Plus two of my boys get motion sick as well...could be interesting so say a little prayer for us.

Had Christmas last night with my girls Alexis and Alaina and of course Leslie and Michelle...also two peeps from our youth group Jess and Justin. We opened gifts...they got me Disney scrapbook paper and did they know :-))))

Had an interesting thing happen to me today...our local newspaper called and wanted to do an article on me doing the Santa letters for our area. Was quite surprised by that one. A photographer came here and took my picture and everything. So after 5 years of answering letters I guess my cover is now blown...oh well...hopefully the kids don't read the paper...I'll post the article once I actually get a hold of one...not sure if it's going to be in tomorrow's or Sunday's paper.

Hubby is sick...he's got it really bad in the chest...hoping he kicks it by Sunday. Say a little prayer.

Well I guess I better go and get a little bit of sleep...we are celebrating Christmas with the kids tomorrow night. They are going to be so excited. Daddy decided to spoil them a little. Austin has his own Gameboy but doesn't like to share much so now the two others are getting Gameboys of their own. Thing is telling them that they are going to have to leave them at home while we go on our trip....hmmmm that could be interesting.

Well if I don't get to post tomorrow, may all of you in cyberland have a safe, happy, and prosperous Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God richly bless you and your family with great times, fond memories, and joy beyond all measure. Until next time folks!


December 22, 2005

Christmas Tag...

I got tagged by Sarah....(Check out her blog here...Earth Crammed With Heaven ) to do a Christmas Quiz... so here goes...

Holiday: Christmas or New Years?
Christmas cause it means so much to me...Hubby usually falls alseep before midnight on New Years anyway.
Cookies: Sugar or Gingerbread? sugar
Decorations: Santa or Snowmen? Snowmen
Reindeer or Elves? Reindeer
Colors: Red or Green? Green
Colors: Gold or Silver? Silver
Tree Topper: Star or Angel? Angel
Stocking Stuffer: Fruit or Candy? CANDY!!! Anything chocolate is great!
Tree: Real or Artificial? I prefer real...though we've had artificial for several years.
Cartoons: Charlie Brown or Rudolph? Charlie the message behind it...and who can resist that tree?!?!
Movie: It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Carol? Duh...It's a Wonderful Life of course (see earlier blog post) though the Christmas Carol is a good one too, but nothing beats George Bailey.
Stocking Stuffer: Jewelry or Gift Card? Yes please.
Christmas List: Naughty or Nice? to answer that one...a little of both I guess.
Drink: Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hello?!? Chocolate , cold, luke warm...don't care as long as it's chocolate.
Holiday Ghost: Past, Present, or Future? hmm...I thought this one was interesting...don't think I'd like the past...having to go back and see the things I screwed up, naaaa...Future?? Not sure I want to go there cause what if I don't like my future??? Guess I'd have to say present.
Vacation Spot: North Pole or Winter Wonderland? I guess Winter Wonderland...though you could park me beside I nice warm fireplace...with my hot chocolate!
Holiday Song: Jingle Bells or Silver Bells? Silver Bells
Holiday Song: Silent Night or O' Holy Night? O' Holy is the dawn of our dear savior's birth!
More Fun: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Definitely Christmas Eve. My family always opens gifts on Christmas Eve and hubby & I open ours. Then just anticipating the boys opening their gifts the next morning...that's great too!
Lights: Clear or Multi-Colored? Clear...they're so crisp and classic
Ornaments: Bulbs or Bows? OK I know this isn't a choice, but I far more prefer handmade the one's my kid's make at school or the ones my hubby made when he was young. He made a bootie with sequins and pins on it that we hang deep in the tree every year.
Tree Decor: Ribbon, Popcorn, or Garland? Ribbon, though we don't have any of these on our tree this year.
Gifts: Wrapping Paper or Gift Bags? Wrapping paper, though those gift bags sure do make it easy!
Better To: Give or Receive? Give!!...though receiving is nice too...however I love to see the reaction on people's faces when I give them something. let's see...Jada's Gigi, Lu, and are IT.

Have fun!

December 21, 2005

Christmas Quiz...wanna play??? his from Jada's Gigi's Blog so here it goes...hopefully you'll want to play too...

Hot Chocolate or Egg Nog?
Hot Chocolate
Does Santa wrap the presents or just set them under the tree?
There are people who just put the gifts under the tree unwrapped??? Never heard of such a thing...definitely wrapped.
Colored or white lights on the tree/house?
Definitely pure and classic
Do you hang mistletoe?
No...I know I should after my last post, but I can't find this stuff around here anywhere.
When do you decorate?
When I actually get 5 minutes...
What is your favorite holiday dish/goodie?
Currently it's my homemade cheesecake. Also like the Buday traditional kielbasa and hard boiled eggs.
Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Read my blog over the last couple weeks...I think you'll get it.
How and when did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't exactly remember how I found out...I was about 9 or 10 though...and my oldest son turns 9 this year...It'll break my heart when he doesn't believe anymore.
Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve?
YES! First we go to my parents and open presents with them and then we come home and hubby and I open our presents to each other.
Snow! Love it or hate it?
Love looking at it...otherwise hate it.
Can you ice skate?
Nope....never tried
Do you remember your favorite gift?
Had a lot of nice gifts as a kid...but like I wrote earlier in my was my Tomy's Fashion Plates...loved those things. As an hubby spoils me so they are all great gifts...there's the Digital Rebel XT camera I got this year...the stereo for my craft room I got last year, 3 stone diamond neckalce I got two years ago, the saphirre ring I got a few years ago. Then there's the Steve Perry concert tickets I got...that was cool too...too many nice gifts.
What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Remembering my Lord and spending time with my family
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
Setting out the milk and cookies for Santa
What type of tree? Live or Artificial?
Love a live tree though it has been several years since we've had one.
Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
Oh, Come All Ye Faithful...Oh come let us adore Him!

How 'bout you? Wanna play?

December 20, 2005

Christmas Memory X

Even though I am extremely exhausted at the moment...I just have to share another memory just in case I don't have time to share any more this week. This is one of my fondest's....

Mistletoe!!! And you are now probably thinking...what's with the mistletoe...well it'll be 21 years ago on December 24th that my hubby had me under the mistletoe and gave me a sweet little smooch and asked me to be his girlfriend. I know...TMI...pretty stinkin' mushy...but true. We still celebrate this "anniversary" even though we are now married...for 16 years now. It's one of those moments I will cherish always. Love ya honey!

Well I'm glad I started with that, because today was A DAY!! know those days where you feel like you've been hit by a MAC truck??? This was today. Had the girls...Lex peed herself after I told her several times to use the potty, then I had one of the ladies from my church ask if I'd watch her 3 year old daughter while she and her husband went to OSU hospital to see his grandma who was dying. I said yes and it was fine...she was fine..the girls loved playing with here since they usually get only "boy" time at my house...having another girl in the mix was a nice change...then it was time to get my boys from school...interesting feat I must say...eight people in a seven passenger van...thank God there were no cops around. Four car took me a half hour just to buckle them all in...I looked like romper room walking to the school with 4 three year olds in tow. Then leaving with three more children since I had to pick up Alicia's brother too. Made for quite an interesting trip. Needless to say I didn't get done what I should have today so as much as I would love to go on and on about my day I'll cut it short....luckily there is no school tomorrow so I may try to sleep in a little bit, but then it's on to packing for Disney...5 MORE DAYS. Can't wait...hubby and Brennie can't get into the doctor until Thursday...hoping that they get over whatever they have by then...I want everyone top notch on this trip!

Oh...also got all my shopping done tonight. HALLELUIAH!!

Well may you be surprised by a sprig of mistletoe this year (hopefully it's with someone you like ;-) ).

Happy holidays!


And the ninth Christmas memory on Tammy's blog...

It's been a few days...I know...not sure how often I'm going to be on this week...this is crunch week so if you don't see me much on here don't panic...I'm still alive.

So tonight's Christmas memory is one of my favorite children's Christmas movies. Though I love the Jules & Bass Christmas shows...this one is by far my favorite on so many levels. But let me tell you what it is first...

Yes...The Charlie Brown the the message behind this it all...I love Snoopy...he's so cute! I used to be a huge fan of Snoopy as a kid. He rocks!

On another hubby is sick...he's got chest congestion...and Brennie has an ear infection I think...he just cried and cried tonight. Hoping the doctor is open tomorrow. Please PLEAASSSEE pray for my many of you know there's only 5 more days until our vacation to Disney and my family is getting sick...this just CANNOT happen. Please pray for us. I want my whole family to enjoy this vacation so much. Here is a pic of my Brennie...isn't he a cutie....and he finally lost his first tooth...Saturday night. My little boy is growing up....rats!

Well it's late and I'm tired.

December 17, 2005

Christmas Memories...VIII

Since this is Christmas Memories made me think of food ( know, it's obviosly late)...well tonight's memory is...

My mom's cookies...while at home she made these every Christmas I think...I can't remember a year without them...they were her Spritz cookies,that she made in various Christmas colors, and Russian Tea Cookies. And she made plenty of them. She'd sometimes make the candy cane ones too. But no Christmas ever went by without spritz cookies and russian tea cookies. They were delicious. And sometimes if my mom had time (which wasn't very often) she'd make here Kuchen. (I think that's how it's spelled)...she'd make a poppyseed and a nut one. I always loved the nut filled one. It was so tasty. Yumm...making myself hungry now. In fact tonight I madea couple more cheesecakes, one for tomorrow's shindig with hubby's father and step mom and that side of the family. These cheesecakes didn't turn out as well I think as the many others I have made...not sure what was up with that. Probably because I was committed to bring them...whenever I'm committed to bring something it's just guarranteed to fail...go figure that one out.

Well got lots to do and a short time to get there.

May the smells and tastes of Christmas fill your senses throughout this coming year.


December 15, 2005

Christmas Memories part VII

Tonight's Christmas memory is a bittersweet one...It's one of my fondest memories of childhood...of course many of us associate Christmas with Jolly ol' a child we had a very special Santa...

It was my Uncle dad's brother. (Yes...that's me in the bottom photo off to the left). My uncle didn't have children of his own so he always spent Christmas Eve with us as Santa...and he was so good at it. Unfortunately my uncle passed away very suddenly a year ago this past September. He just made Christmas so special...and with my dad and him together it was such a blast at Christmas at our house. It stinks that he never got to play Santa for my kids. He moved to Florida when I was in my early teens so we didn't see him much after he moved there. I visited a few times after I graduated high school...I may be wrong here cause it's late and I'm tired, but I think one of the last times I saw my uncle was when my grandma (his & my dad's mom) passed away...that was 1994. But the memories of my Uncle Bobby and his laugh and sense of humor playing Santa for us will always be imbedded in my memory as one of the best Christmas memories of my childhood. God bless you Uncle Bobby!

May you find the jolly fun and the laughter like Santa this season!

Oh my golly....only 10 more days till Disney!!!

God bless!


December 14, 2005

Christmas Memories continued...Christmas is for children...

Well to continue my Christmas Memories...Christmas truly is for children...after all, Jesus came to earth in the form of a child. I just love the heart of a child especially at Christmas time. Here is one of the reasons why...

I have been answering the Santa letters that are sent to our local post office for the last 5 years...I love doing it. There is nothing that is cuter than seeing a child's hand scrawled letter with their wishes on it. It's so precious...most are the usual, "this is what I want you to bring me Santa", but usually every year I get one or two that just tug at the heart. I remember one I got a few years ago that this little girl wrote where what she wanted for Christmas was for her parents to stop fighting...and she didn't believe in Santa. She wanted a bead set and in order for her to believe she wanted that bead set for the hubby and I bought her a bead set, some hot wheels cars for her brothers and my hubby hand delivered them (with Santa hat on) to this families house...They were so excited...I'm sure that little girl had no doubt on Santa that year. I've had ones that asked for their grandmas to get better and their dad's to be back at home. It's sad, but so amazing of the believing and precious heart of a child. I'm blessed with each letter I receive and I have kept each and every one. They are my reassurance that there is still some Christmas magic out there in the world. What a true blessing!

May you embrace this Christmas season with the heart of a child this year!


December 13, 2005

More Christmas Memories...

Tonight I'm going to reflect on one of my favorite toys from my childhood...

Fashion Plates by Tomy. Loved these things...I always had something artsy or crafty on my Christmas list and this was one I played with for hours. For those of you from the younger generation who have no clue what these are, these are plastic plates you would use to fashion your own designs...they would come with different models faces, tops and bottoms, then on the back of the plates were designs so you could create "patterned" fabrics for their fashions all on paper. LOVED 'em. Loved them so much I bought the second additional set to go with the original set when I got the money. Still have part of the second set. not sure where the original set went to...may be in my parents attic, which if it's there it's gone forever ;-) So that's my Christmas memory for tonight.

Today was a long day. The only highlight was playing with my new toy :-)))) Boys are so ready for a vacation cause it's like pulling teeth getting them to do homework. I feel like I'm just losing control lately...with all that is on my plate right now especially with getting ready for Disney. I'm in overload. I have something going on every night this week except for Friday, which I'll be doing a lot of baking anyway. My house is a wreck...I'm exhausted, Kevin's exhausted...we are going to get to FLorida and just collapse I think :-/ Looking so forward to escaping for a week away from here and just concentrating on my family. I feel like I'm pulled in so many directions right now and not spending the time on things I really need to....I think that may be a New Year goal....

Had our Church Board Dinner tonight. It was good. Lots of good food, and fun. Got to use my new camera to take pictures. I'm going to have to invest in a zoom lens for this one day I think, but for now I'll just quit being lazy and move closer to where I need to be. My Olympus mad e me quite lazy in that area.

Well I'm going to call it a night. More tomorrow.


December 12, 2005

We interrupt this Christmas Memory moment...

To share a new memory...this is so stinkin awesome I have to share this now...
OK...can I tell ya...I have the bestest hubby in the world!! Yea I do...sorry gals. This is what my hubby surprised me with tonight...

Can you believe this?!?!? A Canon Digital Rebel XT!!!!! I'm so stinkin' excited...I am on cloud 9 and not to mention a lot of reading to do. I want to use this when I go to Disney...I'll be taking my trusty Olympus too, but I want to try out this new one...

Hubby has always been great at the gifts. I cried when he gave it to me...thus the reason why it looks like my mascara was running in the pic. I'm a lucky girl!

Merry Christmas to me...

Off to read now :-)

Memories of Christmas III...

To carry on in my Memories of's memory is my favorite Christmas movie ever, hands down, no debate, this is it...

Yes...It's a Wonderful Life...Jimmy Stewart...Donna Reed...this movie just spells Christmas for me. I remember watching this movie when I lived at home with my parents. It's one of my mom's favs and is mine as well...and it has to be the black and white version...I have a VHS copy of the colorized version and it just loses something for me so it has to be the old fashioned black and nostalgic. Now I'm not a crier very often during a movie, but this one makes me cry every time I see it....and I've seen it hundreds of times. It's just a movie that just is so simple and speaks to the heart. Christmas season doesn't start for me until I've watched this movie...I have the DVD version and white of course...watched it last night...LOVE IT!!

Finally got most of my Christmas shopping done. Just a few more people to buy for and I'm done. Thanks goodness. I feel like a schlup but I did mostly gift cards this year. I know, not very thoughtful or original, but at least they can get what they like. I'm hoping to do a little on-line shopping tonight and get the last little bit done and then that's one more thing off my long list of things to do before Christmas.

Well off to do some on-line shopping...may God remind you today that you truly do have a WONDERFUL LIFE!

Merry Christmas!


December 11, 2005

Memories of Christmas...part II

Today was another awesome day at we celebrated our 75th Anniversary. How awesome is that?? It was nice to see pictures of the saints and the old photos when the church began...what it began as and what it has become. It is amazing what God has done...all praise and glory to Him!

Though this may not be exactly a Christmas memory persay, it's a memory of how I started on my walk with Jesus and with this 75th Anniversary we have just celebrated I just wouldn't be celebrating Christmas the same way if it wasn't for my church family who guided me and for this first Pastor...

Pastor Denver Dodrill was my first Pastor. He has such a kind and gentle spirit and it was so nice to see him again today...I hadn't seen him since 1998 when he came to do a revival, which was what brought me back to Burt Ave. in the first place. (I left the church right before I graduated High School...long story). But I'm so glad to be back in church and my life hasn't been the same since. Praise God! Pastor Denver preached today and it was so nice to hear him preach. I always walk away with something from one of his sermons. He always made me think. He always made me try to do better in a good way. He always made me want to learn more about Jesus. His wife Marilyn was with him today too and she looked good...this is one woman who has truly aged gracefully....I only hope that I could look that good.

Anyway if it wasn't for Pastor Denver's guidance and others in my church I would be celebrating Christmas in a far more different way. Thank you God for sending your son!

Anyway, just had to share that...Well gotta go...we are going caroling tonight as a church and then doing a cookie exchange. I always loved caroling and visiting the shut ins. Just to see the smile on their faces makes goign out into the cold all worthwhile.

May the Lord bless you richly this holiday!

14 days until Disney!


December 10, 2005

Memories of Christmas...

I've decided that from now until Christmas I would focus on what Christmas truly is about for me and memories I have about here is the first one...

It's my DAD. (He's pictured here with my little neice Shayna). He truly enjoys Dad can be somewhat moody during holidays...not sure why, but Christmas has, is and will always be his holiday. He loves giving gifts, he loves wrapping them (with tons and tons of tape wrapped around them so it is an effort to open them), he invented the "wrap the present in a bigger box, then put that box in a bigger box, and so on until you are opening fifteen boxes to get to your present. He's into taking goofy pictures of you at Christmas...I'm sure my mom had to tie him down somewhere not to wake us up as soon as he got all the presents under the tree (and with 5 kids there were lots of presents), in fact it's been a tradition since I can remember that we always opened our presents on Christmas Eve night because my Dad just couldn't wait. It's a tradition we do to this day...except for this year since we are going to Disney. We even had a Santa on Christmas Eve...which was played by my Uncle Bob, but that's a memory I'll save for another day. Dad would always make sure our toys were "tested" before we got them and would even help us play with them after they were opened. He always made sure that the toys were free from those annoying twist ties, screws to keep them in their boxes, and anything that hindered us from getting to our toy. Batteries were in place and any stickers that may have needed to be placed on the toy were in place. (In fact I honestly thought that the toy manufacturers put all those decals and stickers on for you...boy what a shock when I started buying toys for my boys!) Anyway, I think Christmas was the one holiday that my Dad would be able to take the time and enjoy us and enjoy his family. So when I think of Christmas...I think of my Dad and how he just truly enjoyed and relished it.

Merry Christmas Dad!

Blessings to you this holiday and may God bless you with some amazing memories this year!


So here is the Reason for the Season...

So here it latest layout for the Effer Dare on Two Peas. Yes it is the reason for the season...Jesus. Just in case you can't read my layout it says (beginning at the top) BAN grinches, BAN fruitcake (does anyone truly eat this stuff??), BAN commercialism (big one I'm on now...I hate Christmas shopping), BAN last minute shopping, BAN scrooges, BAN hustle & bustle, BAN overindulgence (what 10 year old needs a $ 400 iPod video anyway??) BAN thoughtless gifts (and yess one year I did get microwave popcorn..and not just one box...I got several...and I don't even like microwave popcorn all that much and it was the butter kind too which I hate), and of course BAN eggnog (ICK!!)...Well I hope you like it...and I hope you are with me...Christmas is so much more than this.

I also added a new video to the site in spirit of the season...found this tonight and I just thought it went perfect with how I'm feeling at the moment. I hope you enjoy it.

Well this girlie is off to slumber land.

....16 more days till Mickey!


December 8, 2005

This is also what Christmas is about...

We all know that Jesus is the reason for the season and I of all people don't want to downplay that for an instant, but tonight I had so much fun with my boys...with these...

The two oldest boys have a tree they have in their room year round and they plugged it in tonight...I gave them these glasses that when you look into the Christmas lights you see little snowmen...and we sang the Frosty the Snowman song...they loved it..I loved's moments like these that are the true meaning of Christmas to me..not presents, not shopping, it's about family and enjoying one another...and of course celebrating the birth of Jesus.

It's snowing like crazy out tonight...I'm honestly praying for a snow day...the boys need it, especially Austin since he's been doing so much at school...(they push these kids too hard, but that's another soapbox for another day)...though we don't have an official tree up...if the boys are home tomorrow maybe they could help me get the tree out and set up anyway. Not doing much decorating since we won't be home since it's only...17 more days till Disney! I'm getting so pumped about this vacation! We watched the Travel Channel tonight and they had this 2 hour show on Disney cool was that...and it looked so cool, but I think hubby and I truly at that moment tonight realized there is no way we are going to see even a tip of the iceberg in this big huge place. I told him tonight that I don't care if we don't see even half of it, I just want to spend a memorable week enjoying my family and having fun. I watched that TV show tonight and about looks so beautiful at the holidays and I can't beleive we're going. Thanks Dad!

Well I'm going to try to finish a scrapbook page actually that is about the true meaning of Christmas...hopefully I'll get it done and post it on here soon.

Take time to make those true Christmas memories.


December 7, 2005

I so need to go to bed...

I'm back hurts like crazy...girls were tired and whiny today...Coltie was tired and cranky...Brennan didn't want to do his homework again...Thank God that HE is there to carry me through my day...I know He's the reason I made it through today. Also God bless my hubby....he went out and picked up dinner tonight cause I was just too tired...He's awesome! And it was from one of my fav places...Yucatan Mexican restaurant! YUM!! And he even got me extra chips and salsa...what a man!

Still no closer to getting Christmas shopping done...not sure what I'm going to do yet.

Got a package of scrapbook supplies today...ordered some stuff to work on some last minute Christmas projects...Merry Christmas to me in a way I guess! And I even got extra goodies in my package...a bunch of different kinds of eyelets...not just a pack, many packs! So cool...if you have never shopped at so...they have great service!

Also if you want to see something funny...take a look at this site...Some people have way too much time on their hands...I guess this is in Mason, OH...not sure how far from me he is but I'd love to see this in real life. Take a look here

I saw this and laughed like crazy...too funny. Guess this guy even made it on the Today show or something like that. Go figure?!

Well like I said I'm tired and I have a headache too and tomorrow is another long day.

Take care my friends!


December 6, 2005

Had Women's group tonight...

What a long day....cleaned house...well I should back up...I started last night making cheesecakes (why do I commit to saying I'm going to make these things because when I do it's when time ends up being limited.), anyway stayed up till 12:30 a.m. making cheesecakes last night. By the time I got things cleaned up and took my shower it was after 1 a.m. Colton got up about 6:45 I think...Then I was lucky enough to coax him back to bed and I stayed there till a little after 7. Then I cleaned house, mopped floors, tried to get some stuff done. The women's group was at my house tonight which I think it went well. Esther made the meal while it was my job to make dessert. Esther made an awesome meal of Spaghetti pizza, breen beans and salad. Bless her heart she even did most of the dishes too. It was so sweet. Group was good, we laughed as usual. Michelle is such a hoot and though she doesn't think she's a leader, she is and a great one at that. Eveyone seemed to have a good time. I just felt a little self concious though cause most of these people have really really nice homes and though I have a nice house, I have hand me down furniture and old carpet that's coming off the floor. Not only that, it truly is ugly..but I won't let hubby replace it until the boys get a little older and quit spilling stuff on the floor all the time. Won't be too much longer hopefully...though Brennan did spill a glass of root beer tonight. It's nice to belong to a group and even better yet belong to a group where I don't have to lead. It's nice for someone else to lead for a change. It's nice to be involved, though I'm one of the newest members of this group and not totally comfortable yet, I think that will change in time.

Oh, I have a praise! The girls I babysit during the week. Their mom got a call from her ex. The girls have been staying the whole weekend with their Dad during his weekend and it had been really messing them up. It would upset me to see them come back from being with him and they would just be bawling and crying and just totally confused as to what was happeneing to them. Well he's agreed to only keep them on Friday night and they'd come home on Saturday. I'm so glad! I think that they'll not only do better, but Monday's here will go smoother. Alaina always act so whiney and is so scared of things after she's been at her dads. Some parents may think that divorce doesn't hurt their children but it so does, in so many ways. I'm so glad that I grew up in a home with my mom and dad and that Kevin & I are determined that we'll always be together (and one of us would have to kill the other to get out...only kidding). If you are a child from a broken home or a parent of a broken family, I'm sending out a prayer to you tonight. May God show his rich blessings upon you and just know that no matter what happens in life GOD ALWAYS LOVES YOU! And HE WILL NEVER LEAVE! God bless you!

Well I have some other things to take care of before hitting the hay so I better go.

Later friends!


December 2, 2005

Been MIA...

Man I can tell it's the Christmas season because I've been so busy. Trying to get last minute things done for trying to get things done for Christmas. With this Disney trip hovering overhead I have about forgotten about Christmas shopping. I am so far behind in that area this year. YIKES!! Where did the time go??

So I did my hair chopped...This isn't the best picture since it was taken at the end of a long day, but it'll give you an idea. No longer a slave to the curling iron. It's pretty much wash, some styling gel and go. It will be great for Disney, nice and easy. I like it...I had it like this before not all that long ago, but I think I liked it a little longer...I'm just trying to get used to it so short again. Tell me what you think...and be honest. It won't hurt me if you don't like it. I'll probably grow it out again after Disney anyway. I go through spurts...I want it long I want it short...never happy with it. After all it's just hair right?

Check out this post by Jada's's awesome...put's Christmas and the true meaning of what JOY really is in perfect perspective.

Well I need to find out where and what my kids are doing...their quiet and we know what that means...they're probably into something. Hopefully I will have a better picture of myself and more time to talk tomorrow.