Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years & Birthday's

Well today is New Years Eve and I hope you all have safe plans for tonight. We are going to our church. They are having a dinner at 7:00p and then a couple of the younger men are going to "Preach" And after that it will be game time!!!! We play thins like guesstures, madgab, pictionary, all the games that I never get to play. Jim's mom is coming home with the kids early so me and Jim can stay as long as we want. And then we are going to spend the night and my nieces apartment. She is out of town and told us we could use it. So we will have a whole night alone!!!

Also, last night was Nicolas's 2nd birthday party and he had a blast. He got lots of toys and clothes, which he needed. I will post pictures soon.

I hope you all have a safe and happy new year!!! I know I will;)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here's Yet Another New Sweater

I know, I know, I SPOILED!!!! My mom got me this one for CHristmas and I must say it is one of my favorites. it is kinda like a pancho with a little different cut. Oh, and a big neck! What do you think?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Secret Is In The Sauce GiveAway

Hey Everyone, I wanted to let you all in on a secret giveaway over at 'The Secret Is In The Sauce". This is a blog that helps you get conected in the blogging world by meeting all kinds of bloggy people:)

Anyway they are giving away a KERUIG PLATINUM BREWER!!! All you have to do is visit the SITS blog and leave a comment!!!

Here's the scoop on the brewer system,

"The Platinum offers the full spectrum of features including Auto On/Off, Digital Clock, Adjustable Temperature Control and the "Set Your Favorite Cup Size" option. The largest available 60 oz. removable water reservoir holds up to ten cups before refilling and the removable drip tray allows for easy cleaning and the use of travel mugs. The sleek, award-winning design is a unique footprint among Keurig's line of home brewing systems and includes both a blue lit water reservoir and blue lit LCD display."

Anyways go on over and check it out!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Here's A Couple Of My Favorite Gifts

Don't forget to check out all the Christmas pictures in the post below!!!

My mom got me this purse from Sears and I love it!! I actually got to pick it out but she took it home and wrapped it till Christmas.

And Jim got me this watch. I love it!! Most of all I love it because he picked it out all by himself, so everytime I look at the time, I also think about him. Thank You Jim!!!!

Oh, and we also do stockings too, usually nothing bi but something fun. Well Jim forgot to get something for mine so he stuck a 20 in it an dtold me to get a cute mouse or somehting. SO I went browsing this morning onlin and I found this cute set at Best Buy for only $19.99 and you get the mouse and the mouse pad!!! It was online only so I ordered it and I can't wait to get it!!!

Get Ready For Picture Overload!!!!

Ok, Here are pictures and they are not in any order but I will try to at least let you know whats going on!!
Rebekah & Savannah Christmas Eve at Grandma McCarty's

Rebekah Savannah & Nicolas Christmas Eve

Here's Rebekah's new Barbiethat Grandma got her.

Here are the girls in thier high heels

Here's Nicolas actually looking at the camera and smiling in the car

Here's Rebekah with her new jewlery, top of the line!!!

Here's Snow White, I mean Savannah, She loves to dress up

Nicolas is wearing his Bob The Builder tool belt but since he NEVER poses you can't see it to well.

Here's Jim getting the toys out of the box. I mean C'mon, it's pretty bad when you need to get your tool box to open up the toys!!

Oh, here's Nicolas ready for destruction, oops, I mean construction

This is dark but i'm sure it's Jim opening toys

Here's the kids opening presents. Rebekah yelled evertime, "This is just what I wanted!"

Ncolas LOVED opening his gifts, this really wasthe first year he could

Savannah just copiedeverything Rebekah was saying. It was cute.

Rebekah asked for this ballerina at least 5 times, and she got it!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Baby Changes Everything

This is a Christmas song I heard this season. It is called "A Baby Changes Everything"

Teenage girl, much too young
Unprepared for what`s to come

A baby changes everything

Not a ringOn her hand All her dreams and all her plans

A baby changes everything

The man she loves she`s never touched
How will she keep his trust

A baby changes everything

And she cries, oh she cries
She has to leave, go far awayHeaven knows she can`t stay

A baby changes everything

She can feel it`s coming soon
There`s no place, there`s no room

A baby changes everything

And she cries and she cries o she cries

Shepherds own they got their
�Star shines down�
Choir of angels sayGlory to the newborn king

A baby changes everything

Everything, everything, every dayHallelujah

My whole life is turned aroundI was lost and now i`m found

A baby changes everything

I Am Not A Writer

I LOVE to browse around and read and comment on other peoples blogs. Their are some really talented people out there. Some ladies can put the pen to the paper, or in this case the finger to the keyboard and let there creative side out....................That's NOT me. I am not a writer, actually I have problems making a correct paragraph,when to stop or where to start.

But I do LOVE my blog. This is my was of talking about and recording this crazy life that I have. So on to the blogging.

Rebekah had lice again yesterday!! I know I know this is like her 12 time sine February. We treat her hair and the house EVERY time. I mean all the beds carpets stuffed animals. I even spent $30.00 on a Robi comb. No one else has EVER gotten it, just Rebekah. She has blond hair, maybe that's it? But wait, it's only 2 degrees out side, shouldn't lice be dead or hibernating somewhere?

Anyway, let's pray it's gone for good this time!!

Also I have a root canal coming up on Wednesday, wait that's Christmas Eve, Yes I know but that's there 1st appointment and I NEED it done.

Talk to you all soon!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Please Read & Go Comment

I was made aware of a new blog this morning called "Our Daily Blessings" This is about a family who has 2 family members very sick. The mother who just had throat surgery and a son with cancer. This mother just had the surgery this past week and her strength is so encouraging. I just thought is would be nice to send some comment love her way. I have added her button on my sidebar so I can follow her story but I will also add her button in this post. Whenever you have a few minites, go over and have a read. This is why we have blogs, to do exactly what this wome is doing.

Also, If you are intersted in sending a card via the mail please e-mail me for the address or comment here and i will get back with you. Thanks!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My New Fiber Optic Christmas Tree

Since my Men Survivor Series post didn't go over to well, I have decided to spread some Christmas Cheer:)

Well, not really, I just wanted to show you my new tree:) It all started the same day we put our original tree up. Everyday my children took ornaments down, broke them, ate and broke every single candy cane I had so I asked my husband to take it downstairs to the basement and we would just brink it up Christmas morning. He too was ok with this. Oh, the last straw was yesterday, We have foam wrapped presents that hang on the tree. 2 of my kids, I am not naming names but you can probably guess, unwrapped those presents and crumbled the foam all over my living room.

So I went to my moms house and she had bought this 6 ft fiber optic tree from Wal-Mart for only $34.00 and out a nice star on to and it looked beautiful!!! With nothing hanging on it!!

So I went to good old Wal-Mart last night and got the same tree and a pretty star for the top and it's wonderful. My kids actually like it more, they say it looks like fire works, and it kinda does:)

The best part is. I can still enjoy a Christmas tree and there is nothing my kids can destroy.

It doesn't take very good pictures light up but here is a picture of the branches close up

And here is the pretty star that I got, It glows green & blue

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Next Survivor Men Series

This says it all for me today:

Thanks Kelly

Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.

Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes.

There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and
complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money.

In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week.

Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time--no emailing.

Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment.

He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care.

He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function.

Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times.

The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all chores are done.

The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails polished and eyebrows groomed.

During one of the six weeks , the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties.

They must attend weekly school meetings, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.

They will need to read a book to the kids each night and in the morning,
feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:00 am.

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information:

each child's birthday,
shoe size,
clothes size
doctor's name.

· Also, the child's weight at birth,
· length,
· time of birth,
· and length of labor,
· each child's favorite color,
· middle name,
· favorite snack,
· favorite song,
· favorite drink,
· favorite toy,
· biggest fear and
· what they want to be when they grow up.

The kids vote them off the island based on performance.

If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right to be called Mother.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Word From The Doctor


So I will try to make a long story short,

Iwent to the neurologists yesterday for my migraines. He decided that I have Chronic Migraines, I already knew that, so his next step was to see what causes them.
SO through 1/2 hour of questioning and about 8 pages of paper work, he decided that I show signs of adult ADHD, And for the record I do not believe in ADHD.

Then he asks me what I think my goal weight should be, mind you I didn't even tell him I wanted to lose weight, I said 160. So he did some calculating on his pda and comes back with, no, I think you need to be 136!! Ok, now I am on the floor laughing telling him, in your dreams!!!

So then he tells me he can give me a medication to fix my ADHD and my weight, he calls it a stimulant, I call it speed. He tried to sell me on it by telling me that when I wake up I can take a pill and it will help me to do all the things that i have to do and I will have all the energy I need and the plus is, is that i will lose lots and lots of weight.

So anyway I left there feeling way more depressed than when I started. I am now crazy and fat!!!

But just to ease everyones minds, I am not taking any drugs!!!

One thing I do know, is that I do need to lose some weight as this will help with fatigue and headaches. So I think I will stick to the old fashioned way of doing things. Yes, diet and exericse!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Tree is Up....Or Down...Or Up? I don't even Know..

Well we put our tree up Monday night, it is now Wednesday and I have already re-decorated it like 3 times!!!

Nicolas has taken off every single candy cane, broke it open and ate off of them. Oh, yea, they were last years candy canes, but don't worry he can't get any more, THERE ALL GONE!!

Savannah has taken a liking to interior design, specially Christmas trees

Rebekah, she just yells, "MOM THERE TOUCHING THE CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!"

Me I calmly get a broom sweep up the broken bulbs, pick up the candy cane wrappers and throw them in the trash.

I think I might pick up the tree, whole, and walk it back down stairs to the basement where it was safe........

Anyway, here is a picture of our tree. it's not huge and elaborate but it's ours. I got it 2 years ago for $20.00. It is a pre-lit tree and that was more important to me than the size. :)

And here is a picture of one of my favorite ornaments. Strbucks Christmas Blend Coffee Bag. I have the cup also but I will post that at a different time.

Coffee Chat StarBucks GiveAway Winner Is........


Thank you to all who entered!!! This was fun and I am sure there will be more GiveAway's to come!!!

Oh, and I only put Sammie's name in the drawing once, jujst in case anyone was wondering.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I started A New Blog

I just wanted to let you all know that I started A new blog. Don't worry, I am continuing Amy's Blend but this other one is called "Lose Weight With Amy"

Anyone who knows me, knows that I would like to lose some weight, I have explained that on my other blog, and I thought that it would be nice to have somewhere to write my struggles and victory's at. I hope there's more victory than struggle!!

you can find it HERE Please stop by and send some encouragement my way)

We Have Been Busy Around Here.....Take A Look

We made Christmas Cut-Out Cookies!!!!
The kids had so much fun icing the cookies, this was the first year I gave them a butter knife and let them go to town!!!

Heres my dough this is the easiest recipe EVER

1 egg
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1tsp vanilla

Cream all ingriedients together

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp Baking powder

Mix well and form into a ball and refridgerate 1 hour

Tip: Use a lot of flour on your rolling pin and hands so that the dough does not stick to your hands.

Looks like Jim had a lot of fun too!!!

Rebekah did really well, she said that it was so awesome!!!

Let's just say, Savannah ate more icing than she actually put on a cookie:)

Heres our finished product

Also don't forget to leave me a comment on my Coffee Chat Starbucks GiveAway!!!
It closes tommorrow

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Coffee Chat..........GIVEAWAY!!!

Heres What I am giving away........

Yes, A Starbucks gift card!!!

All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite Starbucks beverage or treat is. And make sure that I contact you through your blog or e-mail if you are the winner.

Have Fun!!!!

I will leave this GiveAway up till Tuesday Dec 9th

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ruling could mean end to pouty-lipped Bratz dolls

You can check out the news article (here)

I for one am not at all upset about the Goodbye of those ugly Brat, I mean Bratz dolls.

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