Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Random Stuff....

**** My 7 yr old pulled a tooth out of his own mouth back in July... NOW the MOLAR next to it is falling out, 4 yrs tooo early! ALSO when he did this, he broke part of his Bone Plate in his jaw, and pieces of is bone is coming out... One has already been pulled and is making his gums expose the molars roots!!!! UGH, please pray the ORTHO appt goes well today!
**** My 6 yr old is needing to have TUBES put in her ears... NOT because she gets infections, in fact SHE HAS NEVER HAD ONE... but because it is causing hearing loss... SHE has fluid behind her drums and it has caused her to lose her HIGH Decibile hearing in her ears... and now with cold season, she has lost lots of her hearing.... HER appointment with the ENT is next thursday... PLEASE pray for this!
*****My husband threw his back out while THROWING Manuar on the garden about 6 weeks ago... he is being subborn and won't go and get seen, even though he has a horrible back and has already had 2 surgeries.... BUT I did tell him since Shayla has to have ear stuff done, BETTER get everything out of the way before MAY 1st (the start of our new Health Ins. year!!!)
****Please Pray that my 3 yr old will NOT cry for 90 min next time I take her to the YMCA's daycare so I can workout!!!!!!!!!
****I am going back to school next fall... YES, I will be a OLD college student..... UGH! I am so scared!!!! I plan on going FULL TIME, getting 18 credits...... I figure if I take 15 of them, and they will pay for the last 3 to make 18... I better take the 3 free credits!!!! That saves like $700
SOOO wish me luck and pray that it ALL COMES BACK TO ME!!!!!!!

I think that is it for now..... It has been a crazy year! So many things have gone BAD in our lives and in so many of our friends lives... lots of divorces, lots of lost jobs, lost houses, etc.... HOPEFULLY 2010 will be sooo much better!!!!!! Here is praying!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Don't forget the milk!!!!

Hey, while you're in town, please pick up milk and a newspaper!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Remind Me.....

To NEVER believe her when she says she isn't tired!!!!!(poor girl fell asleep here while "WAITING" for me to finish sewing.... WHO knew she wasn't playing upstairs?????)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dead Rat anyone???

So if you go back to this post from a year ago and this post you will see my fun halloween dinners.... this year was no exception (just maybe not as fun...LOL!)

We had Rat, Bloody Guts to dip our BONES in, and Rat Food! (sorry, I had to do a quick lunch since we were eating supper somewhere else.... This is all I could come up with!)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

When a Tutu Meets A Ninja!!!!!

(I don't know why the boy won't remove the price tag...... !!!!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Fall Tradition.....

Here we are another year has past since THIS day at afton apple orchard...

and yes, of course we went AGAIN this year...
We have went to afton apple orchard every year since Trevor was a baby! It is just our tradition......

I do not know HOW many more years we will go there.... their prices for gate fees keep going up.... when we first went it was $2 for anyone 5+ and free for those under... then $2 for anyone 5+ and $1 for 4 under, NOW it is $3 for anyone 5+ and $2 for 4 under.... OUCH, $17 just to get in the gate.... that is the cost of a bag of apples..... BUT THEY did have lots of fun!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Black Birds WHY ARE YOU HERE???

The other day I look outside, just as I was walking though the kitchen and this is what I see... HUNDREDS of BLACK BIRDS....

WOW, and WHY???? Why my back yard??????

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Marco Island FL!!!!

I have the privilage to use my Cousins Condo in FL last week!!! It was wonderful!
A high school girlfriend and I headed down there for a few days...... A WONDERFUL, AND MUCH NEEDED Girlfriend Getaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We hung out in the pool and got A LOT of SUN!!!!!! (different sun in that part of FL than there is up here in WI/MN!!!!)

While there we saw a very funny comedian named Brad Williams..... at Captain Brians!!!!

There was good food and TOOOOOOO much BOOZE..... but in the end, I wouldn't trade those days for anything..... In fact, we are hoping to book another trip down there this next year!!!!!!!!! Maybe with more GIRLFRIENDS....


Monday, October 5, 2009

Cakes ~ Cakes ~ Cakes

Today I thought I would share some of the FUN cakes I have made for the kids though-out the years! When we gave up Red Dye 1 1/2 yrs ago... decorating was tough, but now King Author has some Natural dyes... making it a TAD bit easier!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Beautiful Flower!

Since all the OTHER children are is school ALL DAY now, Kaylin can now have some MUCH needed one on one time with mommy!!!!!

We enjoyed the Como Zoo last week, and next week will be heading to the MN Zoo..... POOR girl, all this attention.... what is a girl to do??????

Monday, September 28, 2009


For real... this carrot was as round as my bicep!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

200th POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it.... I came here to share a great photo and realized it was my 200th post!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyways, here is the great Photo!!!!

2 weeks ago I went and saw Barlowgirls and CASTING CROWNS at our state fair.... it was the BESTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They both rocked the house! I have never been so energized than that night! If you ever have a chance to see either of those groups, DO IT!!!!!!! You won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009


I don't EVER remember being that flexible... I mean, I am sure I WAS at some point... but certainly NOT ANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOOO OUCH, that is ALL I HAVE TO SAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Not ONLY was it Shayla's 6th BIRTHDAY!!! (happy birthday baby girl!!!!!!!!!!!) But it was also the first day of school!!!!! Shayla entered Kindergarden, Lucas entered 2nd grade, and Trevor (gosh where did the years go?) entered 4th grade..... UGH, is that middle school knocking at my door...??? TELL IT TO GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, I just love taking picture of the kids the first day of school, standing at the front door, to see how much they have grown!!!!!!!

It is AMAZING to look back and see... When you live with them and see them daily, it is hard to notice... until they stand right by you and all of the sudden, your oldest child is taller than your shoulder..... STOP GROWN ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(not that much growth over last year.... You can tell because he is wearing the SAME SHORTS.....)

(From Eyes to mouth!)

(is it me, or did she grown a 1/2 of a foot????)

WELL, here is wishing my children a wonderful school year, as they begin another new adventure!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


SO, we took our VERY FIRST AS A FAMILY camping trip! It was very fun!!!! The hiking, the beach, the cooking on the fire, ALL FUN!!!!!!!! NOT fun was the fact the temp got down to 45 at night... that was NOT FUN!!!! BUT that was OK, we lived.... OH, also not fun, sleeping on the ground... YES, hubby and I did have those self inflating mats, and a sleeping bag for comfort, but still.. I AM NOT SURE adult bodies should sleep on the ground!!!

Our site was great, HUGE, full of nice trees, and tucked back in the camp ground. We choose to have NO electricty, which was OK... didn't need it anyways!

Anyways we ate many smores, a few too many chips, plump on the fire hot dogs, Pocket Pizza's, and some other fun camp things!!!! We enjoyed a few hours on the beach (SO MAD I FORGOT TO GRAB MY CAMERA....) because we built a great sand castle... OK, not great, but the only one on the beach..... The kids collected TONS of rocks to bring home... YEAH (NOT!) and we also took a hike though the woods!

All of this inspired the good ol' hubby to look into saving for a pop up camper! Not only for more room, but for some storage while we camp.... I mean really, the van was LOAD to the TOP! 4 kids, a tent, 6 sleeping bags, 2 roll up mats, 6 fleece blankets, 6 pillows, a large cooler, 2 bags of food, 2 adult fold up chairs, 4 kids ones, a water jug, a suit case of towels, and a large TOTE with all the clothes in it!!!! That was just for a weekend...LOL!!!!!!
Anyways, we are planning a few camping outings next summer, the kids loved it and we had a good time too!!!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

CORN CORN CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was the BIG DAY!!!
The day to START picking that corn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In and out of the rows my husband and I went, picking ear after ear after ear.....
220 ears of corn to be exact!!!!!!!!
(Also a few zucchinis, cucumbers, peppers, and a couple dozen tomatoes!)

We at 15 for dinner and then I PUT UP the other 205 of them! Making a whopping 28 meals worth of corn for this coming year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (3 C. per bag!)