Sunday, December 28, 2008


~Just been incredibly busy doing day to day stuff,lol. Ihave been online here and there but been really trying to get other stuff done.
So anyway, we had a nice month, all is good, for now. The kids all did special things with school, and had fun holiday parties. We did some nice things as a family, and tons of baking and candy was just special to be together..and it is a constant in my mind that my older kids will be on their way on a few years, so we try to really cherish these times, and traditions.
Christmas was not huge here this year, but very mush worked onby Scott and I to be MERRY!
We may not be able to get them all the insanely expensive things this yr, but we tried to really get at least 2-3 real wants for them ;0) And we did it! I am always so proud how humble my guys of them asked for sturdy snow boots and mittens, and he is 9...not many kids his age are as well grounded...on the flip side he is a wild man at times, but humble at heart, just like his Papa~ I wish the day would have lasted longer, because you prepare for it for what seems like ever..then it breezes by.
Now we are enjoying the time together, which as many might guess,can be a real zoo, with 6 kiddos,lol. They either play really well, like putting on shows or concerts, or they are all out fighting,'s a treat,lol... They are very hands on, I will say, though, not the type to sit on their bums playing board games, they use their imaginations to the fullest, while their Dad and I just laugh at their newest "broadway hit"~ Kara is always the singer and the boys will dance and add a dark side to the aaing "hits" lol... It is funny...but very special.we are truely blessed.
Not much going on for new Year's eve. We are trying to decide what to do. We may have some fam and friends over, but with Jax it has to be low key. I don't know...I like to be in bed early,lol... Last yr we went to friend's and we were falling asleep watching tv, after 11,lol. BUT we did make it to see the ball drop! Yay~ We will see what this yr entails.
In other news I am debating going back to work part time. I went in to where I used to work, and talked to the new manager yesterday~ They want me, and that makes me proud...I walked into a mess of a cosmetic counter, finacially and physically, and turned them to gold,(last yr) so I am thrilled,lol. They are working on logistics, trying to take the part time girl for Clinique and move her to another line, so I can have Clinique back, it is No stress of managing, just come in a few hrs and sell//woohoo.Pray for me, I hope it works out, if not its another cosmetic line...we shall see!

~Other than that nothing new~ Everyone have a Happy New Year!~And be safe!!!~

Friday, December 12, 2008

~-~It's the 12th day of the 12th Month~-~

This is what I wait all yr for..this day. This is my Only better is in a few yrs when it will be 12-12-12. Yay!
I am sorry that I have not been here, just been busy, and to be honest down in the dumps, for many recurring reasons. I have had a lot go on this past week. Mt Mom did well with her surgery, and got over the hump of dealing with it, she is fearful of things ike that, anxious, even
She did amazingly well.
The night before was HELL on earth, I can say I have lived it. There is nothing like getting a call from someone you cherish , hearing the pure terror and anguish in their voice, because they were just beaten by a man. I am sorry but I meant that when I say it. It is unlike anything I have dealt with. They do not have any class you could ever take to prepare you for the scared feeling you have going to find that person and praying you can get her out without the other person being there to kill or harm her worse, because he was drinking... I feard for her, and myself and my hubby. Not a good situation, and one I am so glad she got out of. I hope and pray she will see it was NOT her fault, she is an amazing person and deserves the world. Do not GO BACK, please.
On a better note,this is a blessed day, I previously told you that I LOVE the number 12, it goes way back for a friend and I,lol..but this number is a blessing because on this day 3 yrs ago, God and all the stars save my husband's life... it is true. He hitblack and for intesive purposes, he should have died. There is no reason tha man should have lived through that wreck, because the car was completely, utterly every sense of the word. The ONLYpart that was not completely warped like a stepped on tin can was where he sat. It was like the PERFECT cut out of his body. His seat belt saved him..( yes, it may have been by his ankles when he finally stopped) but it kept him in the area of salvation. I kid you not, my husband was given a second chance that day, and I remind him of this all the time, because we have had one heart break after the next the last 4-5 years, and particulary the last 1.5 yrs. He has a reason and purpose, and no matter HOW bad it gets, he was granted God's grace, to live, and breathe, and not make my children fatherless. Even when I am down and out I swallow my pride, and remember that SUV, and I will never forget peering into it....the kid's car seats were smashed like a sandwhich into the roof, they would be no more, if they were in that car. There was no passenger side in the front, so if I was in it, no me. I think that every day is a lesson of humility, that we are here to learn. We don't always get that 2nd chance to be better, sometimes we forget to just breathe in all there is to breathe. I pray that this gift is used to it's bes, and I am happy, so happy for it....I know he is, as well. Thank you GOD! ;0)

Life is very fragile, and the older I get, the more I see it. There are few things that are guarenteed. We just have to take each day and know that it is a true gift. I have a hard time remembering to do so, at times, because I get carried into daily life, and hustle and bustle. I am very thankful for what I have. I have a family, who has quirks, and a lot of crazieness, but even more LOVE and steadfast caring, I am blessed.

This is the Christmas season and there is so much to share, like traditions and just being together. That is what counts, not all the hoopla. My kids are going to see this more than ever this yr, because they are not getting tons and tons, rather afew things that they really want or need. I hope that it humbles them, and they will realize how blessed they are to even just have so many who love them, and accept them for who they are. Isn't that what matters most in this life?

Friday, December 5, 2008

So not much to report, but I figured it's the end of the week, and LORD knows, I will not be on much over the weekend,lol. I have one of "those" weekends coming up...Tomorrow, I have alot going on, my Mama is having in and out surgery, and I am transporting to and fro. Jax is heading out with me,lol..I am nervous for her. It will all be ok, I have faith. Sat night we have 4009 lounge sets to create and make, and ship by Monday, I suppose, we have done a little TOO much bartering,lol.. I am in a Yahoo group where you trade things for points, and you can later use your credits for purchase. All you have to do is pay for shipping and vice versa for the others sending stuff to you. In the present state of affairs at our home, it has been a Godsend. I also have a wonderful pal, who I tradecustom sets and skirts,for clothes.. she is a gem. Needless to say, we are busy! I have a few orders, as well. I have had a great yr, and it is almost a new year coming already. I have been VERY good, I made a pact with myself in Jan NOT to spend very much NEW money on the kids this yr for clothes, and I stuck to it..New money being out of pocket. Instead I resell their clothes and use that money . I have had times where I have to sit it out on great deals, but in the long run it has pd off for us. I was at a 50/50 ratio last yr and now I am at about 90/10, BIG improvement.
Anyway~ I get nervous this time of year, trying to fulfill the wee one's Santa dreams, it is always so hard to pick and choose what they want vs what we can really afford. Also , there is nothing worse, to me than 4 days after Xmas , seeing the $55 toy be marked to $10. I hate it, and literally it happens to us every yr,lol. This yr the kids are so happy and awaiting the big guy in red. I have a few weeks to sell some more goodies, I am hoping it all works out. We told them many times that Santa does not always have tons of money to spend on every my Nick, he REALLY believes he will get a Wii, and there is no way he will. I would not spend such an obnoxious amt on a 7 yr old for one gift...especially when to outfit him with it, we would have to spent like $400-500...umm let me think about that! I feel so bad for him, because he will be mad, and my hubby has said so many times we need to break it to him about santa, so he fully understands, but then I know he will tell Kara, and she is 4...I don't's a tough one.
I have another Kara funny~ yesterday we were picking through her toys trying to decide which ones to donate to her school...we just have way too many, and she stood up and said" Mommy, I just don't have the time for this, you do it." That is my girl...she is a card...24 in the body of a 4 yr old. She says every word with conviction.
Nick and Mack are doing well. School is going well, no issues, they love to go...most days,lol.. except yesterday, nick said his head hurt, so I said ok, do you need to stay home? I said the only thing is, kid's that stay home have no TV or video games, they sleep in bed, and he said" My head is feeling MUCH better" Uh HUH!!!! Got him,lol.
Maddy is loving Home Ec, she is a true chef , at heart, I see culinary school in her future more, than ever.. Miranda is loving her school, she said she would never go back to Berwick. She has her 1st B-ball game to cheer at tomorrow, she is excited. And Jax..aww the little sweets, he is just so sweet. I know he is going to be crawling in a few mos, and walkimg soon after, I just try to relish this time, because it will be over, way fater than I wish...
Ok, I am done fornow...have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

*~Baby it's cold outside*~

BRRR! Welcome to the North Pole, here in PA! It is just nasty, here. I was in my basement, just now doing laundry, and my bones are cold,lol..ugh. I have to remember this day, next Summer, when I am saying I would rather be COLD than HOT!! Because this is just cruel and unusual punishment;0)
My little man is 5mos old today! Yay! He is just such a dreamboat, we all just adore that little sweets! 5mos can be a blink, we have concurred, last night, it just creeps up,lol. He is starting to be such the little person. He is so strong, he always has been, not many babies can hold their heads up 2 hrs after birth, at least not like he did, and he is mimmicking our faces, he sticks his tongue out when we do, and blows raspberries when we do. he is also saying HI, when we do, he does, his version is "HA", and I know for a FACT none of my others were talking at all till at least 8-9mos, not 4.5 mos like he was...;0) Smarty pants!
I was supposed to go to Wilkes Barre today for some deals before they end, with my mama, but I could not find a home for Kara,lol..I needed to have her not there, since we were getting her big gift, and I just did not want to play the game(hiding a huge box in my car while she was in it),lol. So I may go tomorrow VERY swiftly while she is in school, and get back before she gets out. We live where all our family is, and we had an easier time of it far away, with swapping for kids, we had a friend who would take our kids for xmas shopping and we would take hers, GENIUS, I tell ya! The local Y has a kids night, that we may explore this week, so we can get a few things done without the kidlets, we shall see.
Not so much to tell , it's been quiet here, we are still trying to get Mack over to the Middle School for gifted Math, he scored in 7-8th grade levels and they think he is bored with 4th grade Math. I will update when that comes to fruition.
OH, I know what I can tell..Maddy made the honor oll again, and they sent me a bumper sticker! She will be happy I mentioned this, because she was on the honor roll so many times, and we NEVER got a bumper sticker...and so she was thrilled to see it in the mail ;0) We took her to dinner 2 weeks ago for her achievement. We were both so proud, my girl is doing so well. She was in some LD classes, and was so scared to get back into REG classes, and is pulling amazing grades, this yr. Her sis ter got a 89 in Algebra, and she got a 96!..That was something , here for a few days, can we say WAR??? mY girls like to have an edge on one another, so grades are a sticky subject, and so there is no confusion, Mimi is VERY smart, as well, but was less than a pt away from the Honor roll, so she was livid, and swears to avenge herself,lol..sigh...sibling rivalry!!!!
Ok, I think that is all, for now, I have a 4 yr old begging for her turn, so, I will let her play her games before lunch...;0) Hope everyone is staying warm!
Angel~ I want to be in SC, like you!!! MILD winters are what I want...maybe someday, Texas is looking more and more our next option!
Have a good one...

Monday, December 1, 2008

2-in-1 day!!!

Be still my heart! I am posting for the 2nd time today!! I just got home from the Dr's and I have tendonitis. Lovely. Oh joy! No, actually I am thrilled that it is not broken. I have been dreading this day, so I guess I am a happy girl. I had the x-ray and she is straight as an arrow. I have to take meds for 2 weeks, one of which I will NOT be taking because my lil guy does not need a muscle relaxer in his mama juice,...uh uh! Dr. Christian said it would be fine but I looked it up and asked the pharmacy and just am not comfy with it, so no biggie. I also had the deluxe visit, because there was this FUN yellow alert on my patient screen, that said I needed a booster shot..yaeh I probably brought that one on myself, I have MyGeisinger, and last month I hurt myself and looked online in my chart to see when my last tetinus shot was, and lo and behold it was as I the 5th grade, when my guinea pig bit me..LOL. GUESS the red flag went out and I was finked out . I took it like a wimp, I assure
I also wanted to send out a shout out for a very cool AND WONDERFUL person, here, that I know...her name is Kelly, and while we were all shopping on Black Friday, she was doing what very few can and will do. She gave birth to 2 little sweet baby miracles for a set of parents who never would be, if not for her selfless gift! She is amazing! I cannot think of a better present to allow someone to have. I read her blog today,( and it will be drawing to an end soon, because her journey is now coming to an end, but as I told her, it's an incredible story!!!!

On another note my whole xmas rant was for my 2 friends who know who they are! Just for the record!~ I seriosly should have just done the silly poll...I ended up having someone hurt over it, and that's not how I roll! HUGS SWEETS!

Ok~ this is all, I promise!

Mommy, do we live in this world?

So, I have been a naughty girl, and been negligent...of my poor, dear bloggie. I just start the day thinking I will write something, or when something happens, I assume I will have the time, and then it just escapes me. I promise to be a better blog- mama,lol.
Ok, so back to my title. Last week when I picked my sweetie up from preschool, that was her We were going over the bridge and she said it. I was thinking, ok where did she get this? She is the always inquisitive kiddo, like her brother Nick. I never know what that boy will say, but I She asked me, and I had to figure out how to answer... I considered taking the lame path, and saying a simple "yes" but knew in a heartbeat she would be asking questions 2-10 if I had done so. So I explained to her that we do in fact live in this world and our world is our planet, and we have to take care of it, or we will not have a world. The discussion lasted for about 5-7 mins and she was good with it, so I was too. BUT, I have to say she comes up with some GOODIES,lol.
The last few weeks have went onto a hyper mode, we celebrated my NUMBER ONE daughter's birthday, it was a nice party, and she had a good time. I have to say each year slips by, faster and faster...I swear it does. I am like so many who see and say this but I remember the first few hours of her life, like it just happened..I was JUST there, living it, ok people...time is cruel, and when you are in my shoes, remember I have said this. Because when you are on the heels of your child growing up, you will know what I mean.
Last week was super busy... It always is. The kids enjoyed being off...they still are till tomorrow;0) It has been a nice time with them, we did a lot of cleaning out for the upcoming holiday, to get rid of the old,lol.
I can see this yr as being a grumpy one, for everyone. People are already annoyed by it all. I was shopping on Black Friday and an old lady was ramming my cart during a "traffic jam" in Walmart, in which I had zero control of the situation. we were all in the same boat, there were 312 carts in the lane and noone could move, she just keptbon ramming, saying "Excuse me", and I( and all 311 other people were baffled by her ignorance) NOONE could move, and I could have done the same,and rammed my cart into hers,lol.. I finally said" We are all waiting to move" She just stuck her crotchety snoot into the air, and proceded to ram her cart into mine, again...then , I was finally able to move, and I was so glad..;0) FREAKS! Then we can also refer to certain people who desire NOT to buy gifts for my kids, so they like to take my right of buying for theirs away, and normally I just go with the flow and have to hear my hubby complain, while I just try to be in the xmas spirit, and let them have their way..well this yr, I was talking to a friend and thought how truely RUDE and lame it is to do that to anyone. I mean it is just fine to say that you cannot afford to do it, or even you are too cheap, but to tell someone else they CANNOT is a pure power trip, and is just rediculous. So just because they have no xmas spirit, their kids have to think I am cheap and lame and do not care? To me that is why there is a Christmas...sharing, caring and giving. I may have to limit my kids a little less to buy for others, but is that NOT why we have it? I could go on and on, and ON...because it is such a big deal, and what are they really saying? So we have decided to buy for who we want, and if we have to hoarde the gifts till yrs pass, and we can give them theirs, musch later, they will see we truely DID care and we are not like scrooge...or cheapskates,lol.
NEXT~ I amtrying to sum up days here, so I may forget to add much, but promise to add more in my next post, if I forget ;-) Today, I have to go to the Dr, because my left wrist has not been right for mos, and the past few nights it starts to be out of the socket,or alignment and I awaken to excruciating pain. I have been in denial for too long, and fear the repercussions, so I ahve waited, now I will see where it all ends up, pray for me...;X

Ok~ so I think I have summed it all up, and we can move forward in a fashionable manner! I am going to be back much sooner, I promise, and to all who have bugged me to write this, well here ya go! have a wonderful Monday!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Always something to share!

I always start posting with a certain font, and by the end it is a totally different one...hmm. Still learning this site, I suppose. It's beena relatively calm week,the kids are getting better from their illnesses, no terrible occurances( knock on wood) although, Jax has been a bit of a needy little man,lol. He is like his daddy, when he is ill, he wants to be well taken care of. I feel like all I have done is held him the last few days, and actually 80% of my day really has been that, had it not been a week where I need to reorganize and get ready for Miranda's 15th birthday bash, I would not give it a second thought... but he will be first, and I will manage.
Scott has been busy all week with various work, and is a busy man. He worked for a friend last Fri and Sat, which proved a PITA, due to not getting pd when they said, but he would not listen when I said it sounded fishy, and now he is mad at the situation..I digress.
All my kids got their report cards this week, and I am one proud mama! Mimi got a high B over all average, Maddy got an A( honor roll average) Nick got all A's and one B and Mack my little busy bee, got straight A's!!!! We are so happy! I have to say that me being home this yr has made a huge impact on their grades jumping up that last notch. Last year was a menagerie of best tries on Scott and my part, but I was not home most nights and he works looong days and was just beat by it, so we had some issues trying to make it all happen. ;0( This year is working out great, and we have more time to sew and sell, so it really makes up for a lot of my income sanity, is a whole other ball park,lol.. I can honestly say it was a good choice, and if he was not just laid off...$%^&*$#@ It would make it all much better,lol.
Ok, onto better subjects! This week has a ton of birthdays! After Kara was my Grandpa, he was 84 on Tues, and then comes Miranda on Monday..the BIG 15!!! We are so happy for her, she is so excited to be 15, and I am so trying to be, for her...but it's bittersweet! I think through it and see what a wonderful young lady she has become, and then I feel sad that the cute little sassy red-headed baby girl she was....... is long gone. I also know that in a few short years, she will be off spreading her wings, and doing what makes her happy, and l know that what ever path she chooses, she will excel, it is just who she is, but all of that does not make it easier to let her start this process. It stings at your heart.
Ok, enough for now, have a great THURSDAY!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

*~*Kara is the BIG number 4 today*~*
This has been a very draining week for us...long and hard. The type that drains your soul.
The election took it's toll on us all, it was just one of those things you wanted to disappear and be gone. I love that I can say it is finished,lol. It was actually surreal to cast my vite. I took a second to breathe in the last moment, before just to really be in that place in time. I touched the screen and it was done. It was a great night, watching to see who would win. I was just enamored with it all. Then, when I knew who the winner was, I had a sigh of relief, knowing we as a country, had spoken, and that a new day had dawned... The after math was very scary and sad for friends I know in the south, because they are black. They had a very hard day, because people there were so cruel and hateful, how sad that is to me, in 2008, we act like freaks. I can only hope that it will simmer, and we can let this man pick up the shattered pieces of this once great land.
We also had to deal with Scott getting laid off, and knowing our struggle to pick up our own lives is going to be tested, yet again. This last 2 years have been so hard and we have had many obstacles to overcome. We almost cracked as a couple in the summer of 2007, because I think it finally hit us so hard, and trying to make it all happen was just so sad knowing the reality of it all. But, after we picked ourselves up~~~TOGETHER~~~ we have grown so much into a united more than ever couple. So, after hitting lows and celebrating highs, I know we will figure this all out, along with all the others in our same battle.
My kids have been ill this week, too, and it has been a test of my weariness, and their's. We have had some very rough nights, because of fevers and coughs, but somehow,I know we are on the mend now. Which brings me to me sick little birthday girl..
Kara is 4 today, and I see the day she was born as clearly as it was today. It was one of those days that you cannot forget as a Mom. I was over due by 2 days, and trying to have a VBAC. I knew in my heart that I could because 3 of my other births were vaginal, and Nick was a c-section, due to trauma on him, not me. It was just doing it that scared me. I was induced,because of my sky-rocketing blood pressure, and with each hour of labor it got more and more intense with pain. Pitocin is nasty and vile, and the contrax are none the less. Afetr being in labor for 10 hrs and writhing in pain I finally said to please give me an epidural. i could bare no more of it. I had it put in and after a few mins mypain was no more, but it was all on one side, so they had me switch side,and it was on that side, after tinkering with it for an hour, they finally had it goo...a little too GOOD, I could not feel my legs or stomach at all.. it was majorlly odd. Then a few mins later they came in and said my contrax were coming back to back, and I needed to be checked, meanwhile I had felt just a bit of pressure and was waiting for the dr to arrive. ( he had said if I did not have some progress by 9 , we would be doing a repeat c-section) the nurse decided to lift the blanket since he was coming and she jumped back because kara's head was crowning...the Dr was on his way, and as he got his gloves on her head was coming out, and all the while I was feeling NOTHING! he said to give a push and I swear again, I could not feel anything, and prayed I was actually pushing,lol..and the with that one push, my gorgeous little sweetheart was born. She was 7 lbs 12 oz, and just so pretty. I cried like a baby because she was safe and healthy, and I had done it. I had the VBAC I so wanted, the most. It felt like we were walking on clouds, we were just so proud. That first few moments with a new baby is like magic, like nothing I could ever put into words. There is almost a calm over te whole world, for you, as you are there,like God himself is there smiling on you all....
Now 4 yrs have past, and I really do not know how time can be so cruel, she was JUST that baby in my arms nursing for the first time, or maybe that silly toddler teetering around trying to just flies.All of you with small ones, hug them, kiss them, and know that it really does seem like a blink, and they are teens, I am there now with my oldest who will be 15 next week, the tears will be flowing...but that is for then, not today!
Happy Birthday sweet Princess Karrangton Emelia Anne-Marie!!!!! We love you so~

Monday, November 3, 2008

~Been so busy to come out and play~

I swear I am in a weekly time warp. I wake up after a weekend, and start my Monday and before I know it, it is Friday This happens to me every week. the days that come inbetween the above said are just rolled into ech other, with tacked on utter craziness,lol. This past week I was a taxi service, for sure. Doctor appts, trips to the mall to finish my oldest daughter's homecoming couture, trips to the 4 schools my kid's attend( because they range in so many ages) a Fall fest at Kara's school. The list just goes on. I swear sometimes when I think about it, I wonder how on earth I was working full time last yr? Because I never really get a spare moment to myself, now, and last yr I worked so much, and tried to tackle all of this. I know one thing to be true, and a lot of these small things suffered because I just could not do it all. It was so hard...
Anyway, we enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Miranda went to her 1st formal dance that her cheerleading squad planned and decorated for. Her football team is going to the playoffs, this yr, so we thought Sat was her last game, but it was not. She is happy ;0) I wish I could load some pics on this darn blog, but everytime I try it says I have an error. I need to have Mr whiz(Scott) look at it, he is the computer man. I have so many pics to share...
Ok, so this week is looking much better, as far as whirlwindism...I have less on my plate, and I am thrilled. Today is my usual clean the house after my tornado crew is home all weekend. We sewed alot this weekend and Scott worked for a friend, so not much else got done.
Tomorrow's highlight is the election. I will be voting and the watching with sheer excitement. I have to really be honest and tell you that I am really sick of this election. I am so happy it will be over. I literally get 4-6 pieces of election propaganda a day in my mailbox. I can tell you with sheer conviction that I throw it out, without even looking at it, because I am so sad to see all the slashing going on. Granted a lot of what I get is local political stuff, but it is all the same. They all spend so much time trying to knock the other down, instead of focusing on who they are and conveying that to the public. I hate the commercials overloading the TV, the radio ads...all of it. I know I am not alone. I have just had enough of it. I also have had enough of perfectly nice and normal people turning into blood sucking fiends over this. It's like they become someone else over the election, and competitiveness. Their man is best and they have to knock down the other man, to prove it. I have just reached my end with this and will be so happy tomorrow to see an end to this...either way, even if my man does not win.;0)
Ok, so politics took over my blog this morning, but at least I have been quiet, thus far. I had one small blow-out, and now feel at peace. I hope we can all realize that for change to happen, in this lifetime, we need change. Change in ourselves. Change in who we are when we do and say. Change in the leaders to have the courage to fight for our needs to be met. ...change in every aspect of where we are now and where we need to be. I just want that for us, because we are headed down a bad path in this country, and the last 8 dark and dreery yrs are coming to an end, and whoever wins tomorrow, needs to know that we as Americans are ready for change....

Monday, October 27, 2008

~*All dressed up!!!*~

The kids had a great weekend, and so did we, we did cleaning, organizing their winter/summer clothes( I am still not complete there) Sunday Scott baked his famous apple pies, I swear he needs to sell them, the crust is like the yummiest shortbread you ever tasted, mmm! In the evening, the boys had scouts, and made cute stuff for the upcoming holiday.(Halloween) Nick loves being a tiger this yr, he has awaited this for 3 years(when mack starte, he wanted to soo bad) It is such a fun activity for them.
Today i did a lot of straightening the house up, and going through things. The days just fly by, I swear. Tonight we took the kids to the YMCA for the trick or treat trail, they had so much fun. I had wanted them to all be in the same theme this yr, but it was a bust, noone could agree on it, so they all picked what they really wanted to be. Jaxson was so cute. We sat him in the stroller for the 1st time without his car seat, nd he was so happy. He loved the whole thing, the place was all dark with lit pumpkins and all sorts of props, and he ate it up. He is such an inquisitive little guy, out of all my babies, he has been the most into his world. He never did the sleep all day thing, he has been alert for most of the day since day one. He does take a short nap in the afternoon, but that is really it. The boy is always so serious, as he studies his world around him.
Tomorrow I have some returns to do, and I have to ht the grocery store for a few things, then tomorrow night, we are going to the Halloween parade. The boys are in it for scouts. Kara is so excited, of course. I think that is all for right now. Happy monday!!!~

Friday, October 24, 2008


T he title says it all, and I mean every bit of it. This week has been a long one. Just running to and fro and appts and hustle and bustle of it all, makes me crave the weekend. I am happy for it ;0)
Miranda had her try outs today for Cheer ( wrestling and basketball) she made it, Varsity again. They only took 14 girls this time, so there were some very sad girls, she really felt bad for them. Her friend Sam made it this time, so she was happy. Tomorrow is the 2nd to the last football game she has to cheer in and she feels like time flew, her freshman year is truely flying by her. It seems insightful to know I was there and went through it, but yeah, it really did fly, and time has warped me to where I am now, at least some days this is how I feel. It is an odd feeling to look and see your children growing up so fast. I think having the rang I do in ages, makes me treasure them at each stage, because I see how fast it slips by me.
Ok, enough of that stuff, I want to end the week on a positive note,lol.. We have a busy wekend but we will mnage as a team, Scott and I with doing the kids activities. It makes it nice when he is home on weekends.
I have a new Kara-ism to share, as she is always saying the funniest things to me, usually as we drive or as we are doing something she comes up with these winners,lol. ;0) Yesterday she swam at school, as her preschool has swimming one time a week, and she loves it. She swam all by herself floating even in the deeper 4ft area, all the kids were in their floaties it was so cute...ok back to my funny~ lol. Well today, my sweetest little angel came to me and was talking while I was doing laundry, and she had a lollypop in her mouth, and I was not paying attention, she then says " mmmm this is sooo good." I looked at her and said " where did you get that"? she looked at me, smiled and said " In the garbage upstairs"...BLECH!!!!! I wanted to laugh, but had to explain how that was NOT the thing to do EVER,lol... She is always doing the craziest things because she just assumes it is normal, and she acts like it is, to boot! she is one cool cucumber ;0)
I think that is all for today, have a great weekend!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lucky number 7...

No we are not having another child...silly! This is how old my little man was yesterday! Nicholas is now a "bigger" boy, as he says. The party was a tremendously fun time, and we all had so much fun! The kids loved the games and prizes and enjoyed being with friends and family!
I almost lost it that night because in the midst of the fanfaire, I was in a hurry and unloaded the pics from my cameracard, while it was full, and instead of copying the pics, I deleted it, and went on my merry way...later, I realized that they were lost forever,and I was so upset, because it was all the before-party pics, and poses with Nick and Kara all sweet and CLEAN looking,lol. It was all the games before they were demolished, as well. I was tearful when I sw, because it was something lost forever;0(
I moved on, now and am happy it was not ALL the pics from that day~
The past few days have been very unexciting, noting fun to report, just daily drivel. Running the kids to and fro, and trying to recover from the weekend. Maddy nd I and Nick have been ill with fevers and stuffy noses, so we have had a few rough nights, but that is really the extent of all I have to report, is so FUN here in Readerville, as my Mom says,lol.
This week is going to get a little busier, we have some stuff to do and the kids have parties and games, so it will be busy later , glad, too due to everyone being sick.
I hate to even admit that Christmas is like 2mos away, where the heck did this year go? I swear I JUST found out I was pregnant with Jaxson! Really who said this year could fly by? I have to start shopping but there is so much to always do, and it seems like money just gets tighter and tighter, I still have kara's real birthday, and Mimi's to get through,then
Ok, I think I have rattled on enough for now, glad to just get on here, the last few days it wiould not allow me to post it kept timing out, so I am happy for this time!

~~~Just wanted to Thank everyone who helped for the kid's party! You all were awesome~~~~specially my MIL Donna~she helped so much with Jax~~~~HUGS!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

~Busy Days~

That is what it has been for us..just a lot going on and I feel like I need each day to be twice as long. I have been working on Nick and Kara's party for a few weeks, details, details, that is who I am,lol. Nick kept adding things he would like done and such, so it was a work in progress. I got all the prizes taken care of this week, and the food was completed Thursday. Today we ran out for the last minute stuff, and finished making the games. scott worked hard on that, he is excited for the kids to play them;0)
The house is pretty much ready, and about 55 cupcakes were baked for the occasion, since our original carousel cake fell throug, last minute..sigh.
It is so funny because most of Kara's well wishers for this party, are of the male nature,lol..she is everyone's hearthrob, I was told today by one of the Moms,lol. I knew she was telling us about the boy she was going to "marry", a lot, but this gave us a huge chuckle. She has had her eyes set on a lil guy named Nicholas, and she is just the cutest with him, and the feeling is very mutual, his Mom has told me every week, in fact when he was thinking about Santa this week, he asked to write a list for Santa, and he added a list of what he should bring for Kara,lol. ( Now that is big stuff for a little tyke ;0) This will be so cute to see her with her friends tomorrow.
Nick is so happy, as well, to have his friends come to the party. he is a shy guy, so I am anxious to see how he will be with the kid's from his class, on his own turf. He does not know it, but his big wish for his birthday was granted. His bigger brother got a Nintendo DS for his past birthday, last Dec, and he oogled and drooled over it all year, and has been so patient, so my parents are surprising him with one for his special day, he will be elated, and so happy. My Dad promised him one ever since mackenzie's birthday, so this ought to be so sweet to see him when he opens it;0)
I just cannot believe my guy is turning 7. Really~SEVEN~To look at him, he is a bigger boy, and he looks older,but he is just going to be 7. He has the biggest eyes you will ever see, they stare into your soul, and with everything he says to you, you know it was well thought and heartfelt. I remember when I went into labor,like it was last yr, time is not so kind, as it jumps way too fast...but I had such a slight back ache all day and I had the same ache for weeks,so I was thinking it was just false labor, and was so passive. The only thing was that the ache was coming and going more frequently, so when Scott came home from work, we decided to go grocery shopping and get stuff done in case we would be in the hospital that weekend, as it was my due date, and we knew it would happen soon...and as we were at the check out line it started to be so strong and then I knew it was starting, so we went home and put everything away, and dropped the kids off at a very dear friend;s home, and the pain had stopped, really, just mild, so as we talked to our friend, on her doorstep, I was just saying" We will probably be back inan hour, becasue they will send me home" and wooosh, my water broke RIGHT there,lol... so on oir way we went, as the hospital was about 40 mins away. When we got there, I was almost 5 CM, but the bad news ws that I had the thickst tar like meconium laced fluid they had ever seen, and they were very concerned immediately. The hooked me up to the moniters and he was doing well, so they decided to give me pitocin and get him out ASAP, well, after a few hrs, of his heart decelling, me on oxygen, and truely praying my hardest of my life(up until that point) we were on this scary roller coatser, they would turn up the pitocen and he would just bottome out, and then I would halt my labor when they turned it off. I remember just shaking because the nurses and doctors were so stern and looked grim when they came in and said we need to act RIGHT then, because he could not tolerate it any further. They had even tried to re-add some fluid to cushion hi inside, but to no avail...
The last thing was them prpping me and literally shaving my stomach and unhooking the machines because he had no heartbeat fora long decel...when we got in the OR, they were turning up my epidural and trying to just go so fast, and it was just as surreal as it could get. I remember asking why it hurt and they said it was just pressure, and I said no that is pain, and it was because they did not have a solid epidural in, but the dr looked at me and said" we don't have time" I immediatle freaked out and asked is he alve? and they just igored me, and it was just so quiet,like a deafening quiet, you could never imagine, till you live it..and then I heard them say theywere pulling him out, and in a few seconds he was here, it was like a moment in a movie, only we were living it, he cried out, and the whole room was in such joy...we had been blessed like no other, on that day.It truely reknewed our faith in God's love, because this boy was almost not...and he was ill for a few days from fluid in his lungs and an infection, but he was here and just as beautiful as could be. I think back to that day, whenever I am challenged in my life, which has been many times over the last few years, Scott and I both do, because not everyone get's that movie moment, where they are spared that heartache, we were lucky and Nicholas was given to us for a reason. He has had many challenges, in his 7 yrs, including a language delay, and many other things but by the time he went to KDG last yr, you would never have known it, he has over come many obstacles, and when you think about it, that is why we are here, to overcome...
Ok, so on Monday morning at 7;15 am, my little guy is here for another year to bring us joy and to show us that with that one little prayer, it CAN make a difference....He is here, because if it ;0)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A new day has come..

....and thank goodness it did, because I don't think i could hack another one like yesterday, it was one of THOSE days...ok NEXT! So today has been great, I got to witness my little boy(Nicholas) lose his first tooth,as he wiggled it, it actually came out, and he was in total shock,lol..he discussed it all morning, till school. He was so happy that he lost it like that and not swallowed it, like his brother did once,lol.
I think all the plans for Nick and Kara's party are in order, it has been a challenge to get it all to coordinate and worry about weather, but I think we have it just right, now. They are just too cute and all excited for it to come and the daily count is getting less and less, so it will be fun to see how it turns out. I have to finish up the few details this evening, and we should be set.
As many of you know, tomorrow is a huge day for us. It seems so surreal, and has been hard to take.We truely thought long and hard about it, and now that it is here, it just seems so final. It was something we really have wanted but to have it done is another story, so please pray for us as our world is changing and we mourn this part of our lives being over. AND..look to the hopes of our future!~
This year is flying by and it seems like it has been just a crazy one, I am glad that 2009 is almost here, so maybe it will bring everyone good fortune. I can't wait to see what the election brings. I have been on the fence with who to vote for, as I did not see much hope in anyone's speches, but I am thinking now, I know what I want, and I seriously doubt that another 4 yrs of the same policies will bring us any good. I am hoping that we can get past these sad times, and we are lead into greener pastures... life is too short for this stuff.
I am going to end on a positive note, today, as I have really been trying to live by what I have learned over the last few yrs... I read a quote a few mos back, and some days it sticks in my head. I even think about it when I am going to sleep... and there are a few people in my life, who I truely do not understand or get why they do what they do. Sometimes my initial reaction to their actions, is fury, but then as it softens, I remember this quote:
"Be nice to everyone, because no one knows what battles they are going through" and it is so true..we all have battles and have things that are inside us, and not everyone knows...Have a good day!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

~Oh So Much To Say~

I feel like I was gone for weeks, because so many things happen to us, daily and I forget to take the time to write it, here..sigh. We had a lovely weekend and tried to really make the most of our time together. Miranda had a game on Sat and it was nice to watch her, she loves what she does, we had a nice time. Scott finally finished the project at my parents house he was working on, and also he did some sewing for me ;0) Last night( Sat) we went to some very nice and old dear friends of our's party, it was a huge success. Just a great time, we really needed that. The kids did not want to leav, but jaxson was so ready, as he likes calm and quiet to sleep.
today we did a lot of getting ready for next weekend, we have a HUGE undertaking, as we are doin Kara and Nick's party all in one, and it will probably be bigger than what we are used to, now that they both have friends from school invited. Plus cousins and family and friends, we are excited! The girls had a day out with their friend and her Grandma, she took them to lunch, dinner and shopping. They loved it. I need to remind my Mom to do that again with them, as they loved it, and in a few yrs they will be gone, really it is going so fast, and they are just at that age where they love outings. Tonight Nick started Tiger cubs, he has wanted to be a scout for so long, he was thrilled, aww! Mack started tonight again, too, this is his 4th yr. In other news, Nichola has a wiggley tooth! This will be his 1st tooth to fall out, and he will be 7 next Sunday~ he 'worked" on it alllll day, and it is really progressing, so I think tomorrow will be his big day!
On a sadder note, my grandfather is in the hospital, he has had a very rough road and has some implications due to his battle with colon cancer, so please pray for him, if you have a sec or 2. He is such a great man ;0)
Ok, so I think that is all for now...I am sure I will remember more as soon as I am finished, but it will have to wait!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

~One More Try....~

Yeah, so that was an old George Michael song, and I feel that is my life lately,lol..(I can laugh now, after a looong arse day...) Make that week. Our stupid dishwasher broke, and to be honest it was not worth the $200 it would have cost us to fix, but lucky for us Scott googled how to fix it, and did so. PHEW! We just do not have that right now, with all the kid's parties and bills, and OIL bills looming, add xmas to the mix, I just do not know how the heck we are going to swing this??? I just have faith and keep working it through, head. This is why it was such a HUGE decision to stay home with Jaxson. I muddled over it for weeks, I mean like no sleep because of the fear and worry,just not my cup of tea. I truely adored my job, and really wanted to stay, but there were too many obstacles, and it just all fell apart at the last I know it was meant for me to be here, with him, also with all the appts my kids in general, have had, this yr, I know it was the right choice, but man, is it ever hard,lol. I miss being OUT there, ya know? I am not one for running ragged on a daily basis or trying to get my kids in every program out there( well here in BERWICK we don't have so much to choose from) but you get my drift,lol... Kara is not the easiest to maneuver, she wants to touch and see, and do all that is in her path, so taking her with Jax is rough, in fact I think adding lemon drops to my eyes may be easier, and more fulfilling.. So for now we just take it as it comes, and we just do our best. This economy has been awful and makes me fearful. Anyway Not much is new here, the kid's all are doing so well on their progress reports, all will be on honor roll if they can keep it up ;0) That is a source of excitement. School is going well for them. Maddy started guitar lessons on Monday and is LOVING it, so I am thrilled, she needed a niche, and finally found it. Mack is going to start taking sax lessons, we went back and forth with that and percussion but later decided to let him choose, and this is his dream, so he says..( we all know he is a drama queen,lol) Mimi is excited for Homecoming , it's the 1st of Nov, and she cannot wait, her cheer squad is sponsoring it, so she get's to decorate. I think that is all for now....After my HELL day it is nice to hear the NOTHING in the air and think..Maybe just One More try....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

~*When Pigs Fly*~

This is what I had to tell my oldest daughter this week... yes I thought she was going to be like Linda Blair and have her head rotate around her shoulders when she found out that her father and I objected to her having her belly button pierced. She came to us with such conviction, and even tried to play the Birthday and Christmas card, stating that was ALL she wanted, and it would simplify things for us...yeah right! I tried to be as onjective as I could possibly be, but there is just no way, EVER that this is going to happen...until she either A) moves out or B) pigs fly...
I know she is growing up, and also that all her friends have had this done, but I feel like making chages to your body should be something you decide after much thought, and not a whim of peer pressure. She got over it, for now...we will see.
The choices we have to make are always hard, and I know that now she is in highschool, it will get much worse...but for now she is our little BIG girl ;0)

Not too much else to report, this week, just alot of basic stuff, we grocery shopped this weekend and organized. Talk to you soon!

Friday, October 3, 2008

~A Kara thing to say~

Today I offer you a small look into the mind of my 3..almost 4 yr old daughter, Karrangton. She is a bright little girl, often forgotten is her age, as she is swift with her tongue and mannered as an older child, as it yesterday morning, she crawled in my bed and was laying with me and my baby boy, Jax. She was talking about lot's of things, and suddenly her eyebrows came together and she looked at me and said" Mommy, I don't want to go to school today!" I asked her why, and she (without a beat) replied "I am sick of my teachers telling me to stop taking toys from other kids" So, I responded, " who do you take toys from?" And My brilliant shining star replied...."Everyone". So after we had a nice chat about sharing and all that is good, she was excited to go back to school. I have been hearing daily that all the kids are having issues with this, and keeping their hands to themselves, but never really thought she was part of it,lol.WAKE UP
Anyway, that was yesterday, we have moved forward. Today was full of non-stop running, appts for kids, and whatnot. It is 1:32, now and I have been all is nice to be here, at home, now. Jax is napping and I have a moment to myself.I guess I had better be done with this for now. More to post..soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Here we go.....
So, this is my very own spanking new blog... how exciting and fun! I tried it once before but it was too hard to keep up with, so I laid her to rest,lol...I now feel ready to commit! ( how grown up of me,lol) This should be oh so fun, as my life is an every changing ride on the Reader will here my daily drivel, and all that matters to me, Samantha, mom of 6, wife of one;0) Welcome to my world.....