Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Please excuse me while I ease back into the world of blogging. It's like learning to walk all over again ;)
If you don't mind I'm just going to use this first post as a place to spew forth the few pictures I managed to take over the past couple of months.

You'll find that they are in no particular order...
kind of like my life these days.....

Hayley sittin' with her pals at Girl Scouts...

She's a 'Daisy', did you know?

They were almost undefeated this season and Hayley even scored a goal.
(You should ask her about it sometime. Her story gets better every time she tells it ;)

Cherry Crest Farms

Snuggling with my man.....and pulling a Zoolander face, apparently


I think I mentioned before how much this little girl loves to play with her
for one of our activities I decided to cook a whole pot of spaghetti for her to dig her hands into.
So much fun.

Hmmm. What was J for Halloween this year? I'll give you three guesses ;)
As much as I tried to get Hayley to be something else, she opted to carry on the tradition of being a beat up soccer player.
(For those who don't know...Jordan has dressed up as a beat-up soccer player for as long as he can remember. Kind of a joke in the family.)

Look at these strapping young men.

This is Tia giving Jeff an ear massage at Hayley's soccer game.
And a bald-head massage.
He rewarded her with Starbursts.
(P.S. Did you know they sell packages of JUST red and pink starbursts? I know! )


J totally got pooped on.

I can't decide who's face is the funniest. J was having way too much fun. Tia, not so much.
Funny, but I think playing in the hay, freestyle, was Tia's favorite part of the farm.

Thanks for your patience with me. I'll post a real update soon.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dear Readers,

A few days after my last dreadful post, I woke up feeling like a new woman. For the most part, I am now able to eat what I want to. I can get out of bed, and clean, and J doesn't have to look for me around the house when he gets home. I feel fantastic and was even able to run a 5k on Saturday. I hope this news is good....I don't know.

I will have an ultra sound on October 25th and will know more then.
I appreciate your thoughts and prayers...I really really do.
Love to all,

Friday, October 8, 2010

As requested..

I promised myself I wouldn't complain during this pregnancy, because we've waited and hoped for it for so long.

Heck with that.

Right now, as I write this, I feel like my stomach is eating REALLY eating itself, in order to get nourishment..... Because it's STARVING....but at the same time, it hates food.

Some days it will tolerate a cheese sandwich for breakfast, but that's it.
Some mornings it wants chili.
One day it yelled at me for a sausage McMuffin
The next it was a burger, fries and a shake
The next day, handfuls of potato chips,
the next day all it would let me eat were cookie dough truffles.
And one day, I don't think I ate anything at all.

At this point, all I'm after is calories. I don't care where they come from.

I'm so starving/tired/starving that all I can do is lay there.... and most days, Jordan will come home to a disaster area and won't be able to find me for a while because I've plopped down on a random bed or floor somewhere to rest.

My parenting skills have deteriorated to almost nothing and my children have watched more tv over the past month than they have in their entire lives. If I had my way they'd be in bed by 6 pm...because I can't deal with the fighting, or the whining, or their constant needs. I feel like I'm constantly getting drinks of their junk off the floor, and wiping poopy butts.

And peeing.

I want my mom.
And a maid.

That's all for now. :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Please don't be offended....

but if you come anywhere near me in the next few weeks, and you smell of:

deodorant (especially men's),
Shampoo and conditioner,
Old Spice body wash,
Colgate, Aim, or any other kind of toothpaste,
Spearmint/Peppermint gum
Chicken Stew,
or nursing home.....

I will most likely have to make a run for the bathroom.

Please don't take it personally.
It's not you. It's me.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Dear friends and family,

I have lost my phone, permanently this time. If you need to get a hold of won't really be able to.

But here are some fun pictures!

Tia has a thing with playing with her food. Today she used Ranch dressing as fingernail polish.

Hayley's first soccer game. This girl is a speedy little thing!

When you're that fast, you're bound to get hurt a time or two :). Here is Coach Daddy comforting his little girl.

This is what happens when Tia puts on lipgloss without a mirror....

Do you ever have those nights where you kneel down to pray, then get up/wake up 15-20 minutes later with this on your forehead?

I call it the prayer mark.
PROOF that I pray long and hard for each of you ;)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


J flew down to Florida for the weekend, so it has just been us girls at home. We've had a good time but can't wait for his arrival tomorrow. I do hate sleeping alone. Even if he does steal the covers, and take up most of my side of the bed.

Here are just a few more quotes I've been meaning to write down before I forget them:

A couple of months ago J said to me:
"Come here Honey, you haven't kissed me in a while,"

Usually if the girls see any smooching they cover their eyes and say 'EWWW! That's 'Dis-tus-king!'

Tia was standing right next to us, so I looked at her and asked, "Tia, what should I do?"

She looked at me with a very concerned face and very adamantly said, "KISS him!"

I laughed a little bit at how seriously she was taking this, and then asked, "But isn't that gross?"

"I'll go in the other room." she said, and without another word she ran into the other room so her daddy could get his kisses.

I love reading to my girls because of comments like these:

"Look at those great illustrations!"
" You can totally tell that those illustrations are made from markers (or clay, or paper, etc.) "

and my favorite, when I'm in the middle of reading a story:

"Mom, I'm kind of losing 'entrance' (interest)."

I was walking up a gigantic hill while pushing Tia in the stroller. She kept wanting me to stop and pick things up off of the side of the street.
"Just let me make it up to the top, before I have a heart attack," I said, "then we can find things for your collection."

"What happens when you have a heart attack?" She asked,
"You usually die." I answered.
"Do your red blood cells get bigger? Is that what makes you have a heart attack?"

Red blood cells? What kid says that?

You know you're a stay at home mom when you're counting to three (or ELSE) and you accidently say
'one..... two...... free.' instead.

Kinda ruins the disciplinary effect... and your six year old has a hard time taking you seriously after that.

Hayley: "Mom, I'm not trying to be difficult, but could I please have a peanut butter jelly sandwich instead?"

When I found out I was pregnant, I was much too excited to keep the news from Hayley, so I asked her if she could keep a secret (dumb question to ask a 6 year old). She said 'yes' of course, so without saying another word I showed her the pregnancy test. (She's very familiar with these, unfortunately)

"What?!" She squealed. "You're PREVNANT? WAAAAAAAHAAA! You're prevnant?? I'm going to tell Daddy!!!!" (as if he didn't already know.)

It was just the reaction I was hoping for.

Time to get ready for church. Today I'll be sustained (or not) as the second counselor in YW.
Kind of scary.

Lots of love,


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cute/Offensive quotes.

Hayley in the backseat of the van: "I'm thankful for the op- pur- tu- nity, we had to go down the water slides today."

Hayley while I was inspecting their very clean room: "You should really be "pressed" (impressed) with Tia. She did it all herself. I didn't do it a bit."

On our way home from a friend's house, I was scolding Tia for playing on the front sidewalk next to the road and out of my view.

Me: "T, If you go where I can't see you, some bad man might come and take you away from me and drive you to another state- Then I'll never be able to find you!"

Tia: What state?

Me: I don't know. Any State.

Tia: But what State?

Me: Like....California.

Tia: What else states?

Me: Maybe Florida.

Tia: What else states would he take me to?

Me: I don't know. Virginia......Delaware.....

Tia: Why would he take me to Delaware? I already live in Delaware.

(Scare tactic unsuccessful.)

Tia's Prayer:
"Please bless that we won't eat too many sugary things and only eat them once in a while, and eat the good things every day...and please help us to look both ways before we cross the parking lot."

This prayer has yet to be answered.

There was some serious lightening and thunder going on outside, so Hayley ran in from her quiet time, and sat next to me while I Googled 'Wilmington Weather'.
After looking over the forecast she said "Why don't you just type in 'Is it'"

After my hips knocked into Tia on our front steps:

Tia: "Mom, your hips are small."

Me: " Oh, well thank you."

Tia: "I just didn't want to hurt your feelings by saying your hips are big."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

sesame seed

Okay everyone. I'm about to break my own rules by sharing this highly classified material.....but what's the point in keeping secrets??

Especially when it's as exciting as...

in my BELLY!!!

I can't believe I just blurted it out like that ;)
It is so early, and so much could happen still, (since it's really only the size of a sesame seed) but at this moment we feel extremely happy and blessed and wanted to shout it from the rooftops.

Plus, we could use all the prayers we can get.

Love to all,

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Must ration

Nobody realized we were out of back up toilet paper until this we're having to ration the 1/4 roll we have left until we can get to the store in the morning:

4 squares per bathroom visit go to Hayley and Daddy,
and 2 squares per bathroom visit go to Tia and I, (who visit the bathroom just a little more frequently.)

I hope we make it.

While on the subject of....well, you are a few pictures taken after a potty accident that occurred recently, when one little girl had to go SO BAD, but there was not a single bathroom around.

Because the clothes on her bottom half were soiled, we stripped her neggid and tried to find some extras in the van. Instead we found a bag from Goodwill to use as her top....and wrapped her top around her waist as a skirt.
I couldn't stop laughing the whole way home.
But this girl was NOT happy.

At all.

This is Tia saying "I'm NOT an ORTHIN!" (orphan) (Hayley kept saying she looked like one)

Just thought I'd share.