Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I was given the Honest Scrap Award!


My dear blogger pal Rebekah - A Wife and Mom gave me this award!
"This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blogs content or design is, in the giver's opinion, brilliant."
There of course is a catch to this award you have to give 10 'Honest' Things about yourself and then of course tag a few of your blogger friends to play along ... so here goes ...
10 Honest facts about me...
1. I sleep with a warm fuzzy blanket since i was 15 and her name is "Lamby"...NOT TO BE confused with Abby's lamby doll! NO ONE is allowed to use it BUT ME!
2. My mother told me "that i will never have kids"...I had no patience..HA i STILL have no patience but 4 kids! lol
3. I met Ken at work ...he opened a door for me! (how sweet) FOOLS LUCK HUH? LOL
4. Adoption has forever changed me for the better! Its the most amazing thing i have ever done!
5. I love seafood BUT not fish! Shrimp,Crab,lobsters,clams,mussels so when i got to the south I'm in heaven at seafood restaurants! YUM
6. I one day want to live in VA ..i have to wait until my 11 year old turns 18! I LOVE THAT state!
7. dying to go back to Guatemala and hope to within the next few years!
8. I'm a HUGE Seinfeld fan!
9. I HATE when i hear abused women say"I'm staying for the kids!"....IT MAKES ME CRAZY! I have been there and know all the excuses for staying!!! NOT GOOD!
10. I'M addicted to Walgreen's,CVS and Rite aid rebates and cash back..HELLO free toothpaste and deodorant..COME On YOU CANT BEAT IT!
AND THE AWARD GOES TO......
~aamayna (aimee)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Stuck

Look what i found in my daughters hair when she got out of bed this AM...I have had my kids get gum stuck in their hair but a bouncy ball? ONLY ABBY!


She looks sooo proud!
I had NO choice but to get out the scissors..
TA DA...did i mention i need to take her for a hair cut anyway!!! lol

Friday, March 27, 2009

FFF~Unique~




Fave photo Friday theme is ~UNIQUE~


Abby is a unique child...she is very shy when you first meet her it takes her a very long time to open up to people..but when she does she is soo kind! Even at the age of 2 she has a unique sense of style..she loves funky shoes and hats...



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...Change

3/07




3/08 3/09


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

OH crap..i screwed my blog up..

My blog is under construction so please ignore the mess.....My sweet friend Ashton will fix it soon....LOL

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pink eye is here hopefully NOT to stay!


My kids have had pink eye all week..Abby gets to go to the Dr for meds tomorrow!

OK I'm praying ken and I don't get it..eeekkk its going around our schools like wildfire!
SERIOUSLY IS IT SUMMER YET?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Come to my bedroom and stay awhile!

Hey ..welcome to my room! I feel since i know all of my blog visitors so well that I'd invite you to come to my bedroom! I love my room ..I collect African masks or really from any country and I'd like to share them with you..Some are very scary so don't freak out! LOL


My room is where i go to Facebook,blog,read,talk on the phone and relax..AND I HAVE a lock on the door..NO KIDS!I also collect Buddhas too...
My wooden Monkey mask from Guatemala



More statues




my walls of masks!




Above my bed...No i dont make my bed all the time!


Where i read...*that lump in the bed is poor kenny trying to sleep!*
The sink in my Master bathroom...the room is very small so i cant get a great pic PLUS do you really want to see a pic of the toilet? LOL
Thanks for coming to my room...Adios


Next week we will be visiting my Mexican Dining room...OLE'

Friday, March 20, 2009

FFF~GREEN~~~





FFF theme is GREEN...my girl looks good in all colors BUT i love her in GREEN!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The letter K

This weeks Thursday 13 letter is K....

1. Kangaroo- i love when the baby is in the mom pouch..awwww


2. Kiss- who doesn't love a big wet smooch.



3. Kindness-the act of doing something nice for someone...We should try to do this at least once a day! What a happier world we'd live in if we all did!


4. Kool-Aid-That sugar flavored drink that kept me high as a kid..YUM GRAPE

kool-aid Pictures, Images and Photos


5. King-my hubby ken is the king of the castle BUT I'm a pretty powerful queen! lol


6. Ken- my hubby of over 5 years


7. Karaoke- i did this one time and it was the Hokey Pokey with about 10 other folks..YES i think we were drinking..Would ANYONE in their right mind do that sober! LOL


8.Keepsake-my prized keepsakes are my old photos..I love photos i really need to organize them better..


9. Kennel- I place where we take our hound Lola when we are on vacation...SHE LOVES GOING to the kennel but man is she happy when we pick her up!


10. Kitten-Abby wants a kitten soo bad BUT daddy wont let her have on, he is very allergic! Doesn't the shirt say it all! LOL


12. Koala- seriously the cutest animal


Koala Pictures, Images and Photos


13. Kitchen- My hubby is refacing the kitchen cabinets and when he is done i will be sure to post!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday..My girl and I




Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St.Pattys day to ya!

I love St.Patty's day ..corned beef,cabbage and a cold brew! MY favorite thing is the music...I LOVE LOVE LOVE bagpipes...I blare my bagpipe CD all day and drive the family NUTS...ITS only once a year!
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups:
alcohol,
caffeine,
sugar,
and fat.
~Alex levine
bagpipes Pictures, Images and Photos

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I love the 70's!



I found this pic in a box that my aunt sent me after my Granny passed away....That is me (the LAST time i looked pretty good shirtless)..and my 2nd cousin Robin 1973...

I love the 70s Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Someone said....A poem for all moms!

Ashley and I 1993

~ On Thursday i turned 36 years old and laughed because on May 8Th I will have a 16 year old..If you do the math i was 19 when i got pregnant..(we'll save that story for another time!).....I love this poem ,I'm sure you've seen it before BUT this really sums up my first 16 years as a MOM...I FEEL doubly blessed to have experienced being a adoptive Mother as well..



ENJOY!



Someone Said...




Someone said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby ...someone doesn't know that once you're a mother, normal is history.



Someone said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ... someone never took a three-year-old shopping.



Someone said being a mother is boring ... someone never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.



Someone said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good" ... someone thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.



Someone said "good" mothers never raise their voices ... someone never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.



Someone said you don't need an education to be a mother ... someone never helped a fourth grader with his math.



Someone said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first ... someone doesn't have more than one child.



Someone said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books ... someone never had a child stuff beans up his nose.



Someone said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery ...someone never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten.



Someone said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back ...someone never organized seven giggling Girl Scouts to sell cookies.



Someone said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married ...someone doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.



Someone said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home ...someone never had grandchildren.



Someone said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her ... someone isn't a mother.



- Unknown

Friday, March 13, 2009

FFF~Then~



FFF is ~THEN~ this pic was taken in 1998 after the birth of my 3rd child..When i look at this picture it makes me realize HOW different life was for us then... and NOW of course!


Abby then....2006 in Guatemala
Abby today

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Holy crap today im one year closer to 40 years old and the letter J!

HOLY smokes i could burn a house down!





Bdays past...i think i was turning 4 here..


I don't even know what bday this is...I'm the shy one on the right!


OMG look at my sisters hair on the far left... Mom cut!


MY NEW motto......



From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents.

From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks.

From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality.

From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.

- Sophie Tucker

Almost forgot to do Thursday 13......


Letter J


1. January-The worst month of the year..cold ,crappy in ohio!


2. Jamie- My little sis we are 10 years apart..


3. Jiggle- what my boobs do when i jump.Amen for the sports bra!


4. Jim Beam- w/ coke my favorite mixed drink!


5. Joyce-my MIL i love her she is great!


6. July-my favorite month of the year!


7. June-when we go on our family vacation every year! CANT WAIT!


8. Jordache-Didn't EVERY girl have pair in the 80s'? LOL HOT


9. Jolie- as in Angelina...i love her and all her babies! I wish i had her $ to adopt more ;o(


10. Jolly Rancher jelly beans-OMG my fave Easter candy


11. Jane-my moms name!


12. Juliette- my Favorite girl name!


13. Jealousy- Just lost someone who I thought was a friend who was VERY jealous of my life (how funny since its a regular life with regular problems)..sad...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...Modeling her new dress for summer in winter!

Day of the Dead dress made by this Etsy seller http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6943200

Sunday, March 8, 2009

one fine March day...I said ONE day!

We had a beautiful Spring like day in Ohio on Saturday it was high of 68.....In Ohio that is pretty rare so we got out and enjoyed it!!!



Played with the scooter Picked rocks.


Rode the bike


Looked cute of course!


Hurry back Spring...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I was having a bad day till......

I was having a VERY bad day on Thursday ...Someone who I thought was a friend said HORRIBLE things about me ..AT 35 years old that crap should have ended with high school BUT sadly some haven't changed! Remind me about the drama before i plan a
high school reunion!! LOL
SOOOO i opened my mailbox and look what i found...A thank you note from my sponsored student in Guatemala saying thanks for the gifts we sent..He is quite the artist too!
When life had me down a little boy with no $ ,in dire poverty, from a 3rd world country set me straight......Thank you God and Sweet Daniel....GRACIA'S!
~~~The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. ~
~ Mother Teresa

Friday, March 6, 2009

FFF~ Fave foto in Feb in B& W~

This is my fave.foto i took in Feb in B&W ..Melts my heart!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday 13..letter I






This weeks letter is I and I is a very hard letter...



1.Ice Cream-MY favorite dessert in the WHOLE world when i was pregnant with my first i ate it 3 times a day! I gained the 32lbs to prove it!
I'm drooling about this photo...YUM




2. Igoo-I hate being cold so that doesnt appeal to me at all!

3. Ireland-My #1 country I want to visit before i die...




4. Innie-My belly button ;o)





5. Irish- IM 25% Irish..do you know any Polish,Mexican,Irish people? LOL




6. Icky- Beans I HATE all kinds of BEANS!!! ICKY!



7. Insect- the only ones i love are lady bugs..Sign of good luck!


8. Island-Im soo sick of this crappy ohio winter that i WISH daily i was on a damn tropical island!


9. Illness-I have only had 4 small cold this winter season ..my 3 oldest have had more then i can count!



10. Ink- Blue is my favorite ink. I will search the whole house for one before i use any other color!


11. Invisible- One of the superpowers i wish i had..YEA know to see if people talk about me when im not around! LOL


12. Iron- I WILL NOT iron..i stick it back in the dryer
on wrinkle free setting to get the wrinkles out first!!! BAD WIFE!







13. Imaginary Friends- when i was a little girl i had two imaginary friends named Donny and Marie...YEA laugh!!!



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