Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pampered Chef and Scrapbooking

My blog has been neglected. I have been baking like crazy and school takes alot more time this year. Which I love. I am also trying to do things like put away laundry before you all come over for the pampered chef party on Friday. I am really hoping to have lots of friends come and that they bring lots of friends. We have decided to cook pork sandwhiches and a dessert of some type.

What do these two things have in common. My house next Friday night. A few months ago I helped with a fundraiser. We had 8 vendors and expected about 150 ladies to attend. We had ZERO ladies show up and I was very disappointed. The pampered chef lady had a great attitude about it all and I was very grateful. I told her I would do a show that night. I LOVE pampered chef and can tell you there is never a day that goes by that it is not used in my house.
So I was thinking if friends get the night out then we should take advantage of it and have a scrapbooking get together. Bring your scrapbook stuff or just come to hang out.
The pampered chef show starts at 6pm, if you need help getting on the Arsenal please just let me know. It really is easy. So come out, support someone who has a great attitude and have fun with ME.
Time: 6pm
Date: Friday October 2, 2009
Place: oh yeah this is internet, call me or e-mail me

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I just have to know, what do u think about the women who is in trouble for babysitting for free

Monday, September 28, 2009

Not Me Monday

Oh so many to write and so many I will not share. Most of which has something to do with how lazy I feel this week.
First, because I have no brain I did not have to send Faith back into the commisary because I found things that I forgot to pay for. I also would never send my daughter back in the store because I am too embarrased to do it myself.
I most certainly did not have to use conditioner as shaving gel because I was too lazy to get out of the shower once I was there. I did not convince my husband to take the kids to Awanas last week although it was parents night because I had several things I needed to get caught up on. I would never volunteer for things and then get so far behind. I am much too organized for that. Speaking of organization I did not shred 3 bags of paperwork this weekend because we have let it get so far behind. I did not also make sure I was in bed when they got home so that DH would have to be the one to encourge them to get there chores done.

I did not volunteer to give money to a friend from a friend and then forget and have to run out at 9am last week to pay for a field trip, this would never happen to the organized person that I am. Oh and on said day I most certainly did not run out in pajama pants and a t-shirt and sandles. And since I would never leave my house in my pajamas I most certainly did not then stop at a friends to pick up pumpkin and talk outside her house for several minutes in my pajamas. And because I am better organized then this I most certainly did not run errands several times last week with the kids in there pajamas and no shoes. I would NEVER let them leave the house like this. We are always well put together with hair and make up and clothes.
Speaking of clothing, I did not go through Grace's clothes this weekend and realize that for fall she has one dresser drawer and a handful of hanging clothes and that is it, I also did not realize Michael has NO long sleeve shirts for this fall.. I would never let there closets get this bare without me realizing it.
Because we have the best piano teacher in the world I most certainly did not forget about piano last week and then not even call when I realized it. I am much too organized for such rude behaviour. And since we did not go I did not totally forget to pay piano until I was 3 weeks late.
And since I wrote most of this on Thursday morning (see I am organized) I am not too tired to organize to remember my thoughts and list to do on Monday morning.
I love my husband and really enjoy him being home so I would never let my 6 year old get in bed with me a midnight. And because I did not do this we most certainly did not lay there and watch TV for a hour.
Okay one last thing. I did not forget to mail in my paperwork for district jury duty until i was 10 days late and then I definitly did not loose the envelope to do so.
And because I love homeschooling my children I most certainly am not writting this while doing states histoy and entomology with my children and I am not getting annoyed that they need me while I type.
Have a great week and let me know what you have done this weekend.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Not Me Monday

Not Me Monday
I wish I would have kept a list, I actually laid in bed last night thinking about my list.
Okay I think the big things are, I most definitely did NOT debate not attending my husbands graduation because I did not want to drive all the way there. I would never have these thoughts because I know how important this is to him.
I did not have to go to the PX on the morning of graduation and buy new pants because the skirt I bought was too small. I would never have outgrown a skirt and even if I did I surely would have tried on my graduation outfit before traveling with it.
I did not let my husband come home to something less than a perfectly clean house. I would never do that because I want him to feel special and wanted and he deserves a clean house.
I have not allowed my 3 year old to stay up and sleep in our room. I would not do this because one my husband does not like kids in bed with us (really he has been the one to bring her to bed). I also would not enjoy or encourage her to talk and snuggle with us because she is so cute. I would not do this because it will make it that much harder to get her back in her bed tonight.
I am not counting the minutes until moms night out tonight, I would not do this because I love every minute I get with my family.
My son did not inform every TAC instructor that he would not be joining the army or going high school to flight school. actually he said UH NO, I am not going into the army. He would never tell them this because it is like a smack in the face to them. I was also not tempted to have him lie and say that was his life time goal after he talked to the third person. I would never think about having my son lie. and I would most certainly not push him into joining the military.

how was everyone else's week. I know there are several more things I could write about but for now I need to start cleaning my beyond trashed house. Oh wait, I do not need to do that because of course I keep my house in top form constantly. I am never nervous when someone knocks on my door and I am always dressed when they do. I never walk outside in my pajamas, I never stay in my pajamas for days, I never let my kids leave the house with unbrushed hair or without shoes.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Posted 15 hours ago
Mom got home yesterday. While she is still weak and easily tires
she is grateful to you for all of the thoughts and prayers. She
goes back for a checkup within the week and then again in a month
to see where she is with both surgeons. Once she has regained some
strength she would love to see and hear from her friends.

Pictures of Rob at school

Rob's Graduaton

Graduation was wonderful.
We woke up Thursday, loaded the van and hit the road. Well after a stop for mountain dew. Can you believe I did not have any in the house. Van was loaded, had new tires, new battery and a oil change. I was a nervous wreck. The kids did great.We listened to a book on CD and watched national geographic. We made it in a there in under 5 hours with only one stop.
We checked into our room and waited on daddy. By this time Grace thought we were at Fort Ragg and was excited. My kids love to stay in hotels because there can watch Animal Planet Daddy finally came over for a visit. Once he was there all was right with the world. We got dressed for the reception. I had to giggle that there were men standing in the parking lot trying to tie each others ties. I was able to sneak in a little smooch before the reception which Michael hated I Did not take my camera in, you will have to ask Rob why. The girls were excited to go to daycare. We made it through the reception with Michael. I felt bad for him because I know he was bored. He did great in the reception line. Almost everyone asked him if he was going high school to flight school and he would say "NO, I am not going in the army". They were not thrilled with his decision. After the reception we picked up the girls, who were not thrilled to have to leave daycare. We went to dinner and then back to the hotel. Watched a little more animal planet and then AWWWWWWWWW so wonderful to be able to have help getting everyone ready for bed. Even better than that was having a warm body to sleep next too.
The men were told to be back at formation at 5:30am and if they were late to not show up. So Rob was there at 4:30am. The kids and I slept in, watched a little more animal planet and had breakfast. Then everyone got a shower in the worlds smallest shower (but more about that later). Then we headed to graduation. I have to tell you I was almost in tears, okay totally in tears at the new people who came to his graduation. The first was another warrant officer from here who helped Rob put in his packet. The other was a man who was deployed with Rob on his last trip to Iraq. I can not believe that these men would take off work and drive 3.5-5 hours to come to Rob's graduation. I feel so blessed for them being there. After Graduation we went to lunch and then got on the road. The drive home was horrible, we hit horrible rain and then traffic. The only good part was that when we got past the rain Rob called me to say I did a great job and that was the best gift anyone has given me. We got home about 8pm and literally put the kids to bed. We spent all Saturday doing nothing. Well really Rob washed the vehicles in the rain and updated the computers. Today we went to church and came home for naps and to relax. Rob goes back to work tomorrow and I guess life will get back to normal for a few weeks. I miss him already.

Once Grace got ahold of Rob she was not going to let him go.

How to tell your Soldier is home

Dirty house because you stopped cleaning when he came home
cell phone and home phones are dead from not being charged
you have eaten real meals, like a real steak instead of $2 steaks
toilet is fixed
vehicles are washed
there is dirty underwear in the bathroom floor.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Posted Sep 18, 2009 12:01pm
Mom's surgery was successful on Wednesday. The doctor had an
opening and bumped up the surgery. She is doing better and thanks
you for the prayers. She is able to log on and see your messages
and is grateful for them

kissing my husband

I just realized I have been kissing my husband for 20 years and you know what? I enjoy it as much today as I did 20 years ago.
Rob just called, he is at his final formation. They said be there at 05:30 or do not show up, he said everyone is there. It is 04:30. No one will be late this morning

Thursday, September 17, 2009

we are leaving in just a couple minutes to go to Fort Rucker to see Rob. His reception is tonight and the graduation is tomorrow morning and then we will drive home tomorrow afternoon.
please pray that we will get there safely, i have to admitt I do not enjoy driving. honestly i do not enjoy riding much either. I can not wait to come home and upload all the pictures of our trip. The girls are counting minutes until we leave. Honestly I have been ready for a hour but am trying to avoid traffic in Birmingham.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Posted Sep 15, 2009 2:41pm
Mom is going to have surgery on Thursday to remove the plaque in her carotid artery. She is staying in the hospital and then after surgery she will be in the ICU for 6 to 24 hours. Hopefully she will be able to come home over the weekend.

The Latest
Posted Sep 14, 2009 8:13pm
Mom will probably not be released tomorrow. We have had additional complications today with the re-emergence of blood. Please keep her in your prayers!


Posted Sep 15, 2009 2:41pm
Mom is going to have surgery on Thursday to remove the plaque in
her carotid artery. She is staying in the hospital and then after
surgery she will be in the ICU for 6 to 24 hours. Hopefully she
will be able to come home over the weekend.
i did not get to the shoe store and then find out grace was missing a shoe or two. Luckily my van had a few to spare

Not me today

I did not throw away 2 pieces of cake just now because it was staring at me and i knew if i did not do something quickly i would eat it. i did not do this knowing my children would cry because they would eat it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not Me Monday

I did not lie to my daughter by telling her that we were out of pull ups in hopes that she would decide to re potty train. I did not stay in my pajamas for three days this weekend. I did not go outside to talk to friends in my pajamas. I am always dressed with make up and would never be caught without it
A friend did not come over just so we could cry together because I most certainly have my act together and would not need that.
I did not let my son lay in my bedroom and watch discovery channel the ENTIRE weekend, I would not do this because I do not believe children should be allowed to watch so much TV.
Right now my girls are not eating carrots right out of the bag because I am too lazy to make breakfast. I am not also excited because we are meeting a friend for breakfast/lunch because one we can talk and two it means I will not have to worry about lunch.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

homemade laundry soap

was posted in August 2009, let me know if you have trouble finding it

Homemade dishwasher soap

this is not my picture, but it shows what you need minus the bath soap
1cup borax
1cup washing soda
use 2 TBS in each load
Does anyone else use this and if so how well does it work, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to try this out. I love our homemade laundry soap and am hoping this works as well.

studying your husband

Have you studied your husband recently, have you takent he time to ask him what his new goals and dreams are?
I am constantly learning things, it seems like I know nothing about my husband some days. As silly as it sounds I do not know all the foods he loves. I have had to ask him several times in the last few years to go grocery shopping because I get in a rutt and by the same foods and forget he will eat anything.
What about shaving cream, I had to ask him a few months ago do you like shaving cream or gel, I had been buying cream because he had one of those warmer things but then he stopped using it. He said he likes the gel better. I never thought about it. I know these things sound silly but have you asked your husband recently what he would like from the store. Not what he needs but what he wants. Have you asked do you like the fabric softner or would you like something different. I think sometimes because they do not tell us what they want we think they do not care.
I really want to try to be my husbands friend again, not just his wife, or his secretary. Please know he is a AWESOME man and our marriage is in good shape. I just want it to stay that way for a long time. Rob looks forward to the kids being grown and having time alone with me. I use to hate when he would say that. But then we talked (honestly he has explained this to me a hundred times). When I think about it I should be so thrilled he would say this. He is really saying that he wants ME. Time with me, time to be together.
Maybe it is because Rob is not here or maybe it is because I am watching Fireproof but I really want to find new ways of making sure my husband knows how much my marriage is worth to me and to make him feel special.
Sometimes we say that there is not time for date nights when we have kids or we can not afford to go out. I want to tell you there is NO excuse. We have found several ways. You can trade childcare with a friend and then you are not paying for it. Or you can put the kids to bed early and turn down the lights and have a quiet evening at home. I have learned that money is not a excuse because for us we have a thousand movies and nothing says you have to have a STEAK dinner. I know if i made time with my husband and served him hot dogs he would be thrilled.
So now that I have babbled I want to hear from you, how do you make your husband feel special, how do you make your husband feel special, how do you make time for your marriage, who is the person who encourages you in your marriage, who teaches you how to be a better wife. I feel blessed that I have had women in my life to support me and encourage me and honestly tell me when I am wrong.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday mornings

Is there anything better than a Saturday at home. I made pancakes for breakfast and made sure to make enough for lunch. The girls danced in the livingroom (I do not even mind that you can see what the livingroom floor looks like). When I had enought of the singing and dancing and after the fish lips (as the girls call it)I allowed them to go outside and paint. That way it can just be hosed off when they are done. Now they are cleaning up and EVERYONE is laying down.

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