Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween recap

The girls seem to have a great time.  Before I knew it, the clock struck eight and I was ready for the girls to make the turn towards home.  Ry took the girls out for the first block..and then I took the girls for the rest of the way.  Our neighborhood was uhhh..okay I guess...
We returned to a house still filled with candy.  Ry was hungry the other day and went candy shopping.  Let's say $50 later..and he leaves tomorrow.  The girls and I will be working on candy for the next year!  Seriously....but the girls had fun...
Nanea was a cuddly black and white cat.  Ryan named her Negro e Blanco Gato.  Just for fun! Traysea was the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
Here is Tyra waiting for Trick or Treaters!

Today at school Nanea Kindergarten class had a parade.  It was cute..they got to show off their costumes to all the other grade levels.

 Traysea's class had a party....she didn't want to wear her costume to school!
Here is spidy our yard decoration.  Here in the south we don't have leaves for stuffing him.  Thank goodness we had extra phone books!
And our hay bail!  
Then theres the candy!
Hope everyone had/has a great night!

***Happy Halloween***

Happy Halloween guys!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Today is her last day

Today Oma goes home.  SIGH!  I totally love my mom.  One day maybe I can go into a whole speech about just how truly awesome she is...but that is for another day.  I know I am already fighting back tears...cause in a moments mom is on a plane...flying over the entire country just to give me a hug!  SO.....Grandma successfully finished the girls costumes...I want to show you..but then it will ruin the whole surprise...So...instead I have these...
Okay..a picture with the girls in their costumes..and there Grandma!
I miss her already!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween has found our house

Over the past few days, we have been getting into the Halloween Spirit. Now I am totally not a Halloween girl. I mean I like it, but I am not into the whole..scene...we and there..carve pumpkins and things like that..but this year..we have taken a step further. The girls saw a decorated hay bail a bit down the street and wanted tada

Our hay bail is now covered with carved pumpkins....and this guy

that's our lack of leaves stuffed spider. Thank goodness for newspapers!
Then it was on to pumpkin carving...Here's Nanea getting her cheeses in!

Kalei hard at work!

Traysea with a smile.

So Halloween has hit our house..the girls can't wait till Friday!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just some fun times

So mom arrived....
We went to High School Musical....
Tyra took a picture with Bella and Edward....
Then we did yard work and house decorating....

A give away

Not from me silly..but from my bloggy friend Becca. Becca is a SUPER talents artist. She always makes me SUPER jealous at all you wonderful creations!
'Check out her blog here. She is offering to make you a family crest. Totally from her creation!!!

So things are as normal as they can be right now. I think I am finding peace..and thank GOD for wonderful wonderful mothers!

So for today's picture......

WOW...just one year ago..what a difference!

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's day two

And boy was it a tough one. Today was bit more then I want to bear. BUt the day is soon at it's end. SO nothing really to say except, I am surviving. And I promised Gam gam and mems no more weak states! So just a smile and pictures for today..right???

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My mommys here my mommys here...

That's all i can skip around and sing my little made up song. I took pictures..BUT my camera is in the van..and the alarm is already they will have to wait till tomorrow..but my emotional roller coaster has left the station. SO...I am still battling with matter HOW exhausted I get. I am dealing with controling my hate..and pushing forward to bigger and brighter. Just focus on the girls, is all I can say!
Thank you all you guys that keep reminding me..that keep reminding me that my lifetime friends are such superstars! Makes coping so much easier.
So in that..we have started the Halloween decorating. I know I know..seriously with one week out..what a pile of crock...but I am just not caring. So I got a few this and thats..and hung those. My house smells like cinnamon...LOVE IT! And tomorrow we are going out to get pumpkins and haybails. and just live fall! I can't wait to deck my house out for Christmas. I am SO excited!
It's world series time! My mom and I battled to try and stay up last night. Well..I stayed up, but mom fell out before the end of the game. We were all cuddled in Tyra's bed watching her TV...why, not sure..but they both fell asleep. I turned the TV off and went to my room. Then spent the night writing to the girls. I am loving writing to them. It's werid the thoughts that I have for them. I mean nothing crazy..just small things. Like I love it when you....kind of things.
So tomorrow we are off to see this!
My girls can't wait! Grandma is excited that she is here to see it with us. I know what dorks. The girls are already begging to buy the CD. Cheesy, but my girls love the whole song and dance! It's their Sound of Music! Oh well!
So my picture for today....I almost forgot!

Just cuties I tell you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So in lines with improving my Super mom skills

I have been trying to think of ways that I can just totally refocus my energy. So I am totally trying to take my lemons and make lemonade. SO in lines with that I found this
Letters to my children. I mean what an awesome idea. I hven't been sleeping lately, and I enjoy why not this..? Right? I sorta wish that in these or those moments that they will have a letter that each one can pull out. And maybe on their wedding day..or when I leave this world, they can pull them out and take minutes when they need my guidance or just to feel close, they can pull it out and have the second best thing.

So that is what I will be doing tonight when I can't sleep. Writing letters to my daughters!

These are the moments that take my breath away!

Pushing and pushing

Forward that is. Mommy gets here today! YUPPIE! I cannon even start to say how much my heart is lifted that my mom is coming. Sometimes nothing makes it better then a hug from mom. And my mom is the best mom anyone could EVER ask for! Of course just saying that makes me tear up. If you even know me for a second you know that my mom IS my best friend. Now she won't be the person next to me in the jail cell..but she will be the person I call to bail me out. Cause right now I can name oh about ten people that would be sitting next to me in the jail cell with me! But that is why they are my lifetimes!

Anyway....with everything going on..I am going into super mom mode. I just need to focus on my girls and let it be about them right now. Not that I ever am not about them..but I think my OCD crazyness is going to be back. Bleaching vents..and having warm cookies ready when you get home from school will all return to my list of things to do. Perfect lunches and every piece of clothes washed..dryed, ironed and put away...perfect bathrooms...and being class mom is all back on my list of things to do! Not to mention superstar Christmas card....filled with tons of pictures. Which reminds me..I made the girls promise that I could take them to the beach tonight around sunset..and get some sunset "twlight" pictures to put into my Christmas Cards. Also that means I have to unpack and set up my craft room. With mom being here for a week, her and I plan to spend tons of time in there..just being together!

We have High School Musical 3 on our list of things to do. Then we plan on taking the kids to that Live action show Walk with the Dinosaurs. I hear it is better be for $58 per ticket. But Seriously I am over the money issue. I think retail therapy is just the ticket for me! I know it's horrible, but with fall finally creeping in, the girls need fall clothes! Mom and I am thinking that maybe a run to Sea World might be in our cards. We are saving Disney till Christmas. When my mommy with be back again. With the hopes of my baby brother and my daddy in tow. I am trying not to get too excited, just in case my brother can't make it.

Anyway..I am blabbling...I know..but I couldn't sleep again last night and I am surviving on about three hours of sleep. Plus I am super excited..I am not sure that my girls will make it through school today without spazzing out about their grandma coming!

So, today is the start of a new day. With the promise of my moms embrace at the end of the day! I can't wait...I really need her!

Today's reason....
Purely perfect!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day to day

So here we are..almost a full day recovered and the girls and I are surviving. I just need to hurt and hate less and smile like I can do so well! My insides hurt and my mind keeps turning..but I smile and push through it all!

I try to fill our days with fun and excitement. I hardly ever let the girls eat yesterday we had McDonald's breakfast...and then today..after I visited my new Spencer Evan...I took the girls to McDonalds again for lunch! I know shitty mother..but then I let them buy pizza for dinner! I know I know..horrible..but I just didn't care today. Is that bad..and my girls just felt it was over the moon to be eating out.'s all good..right? What is one day. It is like when I let them have ice cream for lunch or dinner. It's just fun!

So I'm not fine...but I am dealing. And guess what is the bestest news! My mom is coming tomorrow! I love that she is on her way. Totally selfish..but my heart needs her!


battling back!

So I finally got some great sleep...thanks to my medicine cabinet. But sometimes you just have to break down and do it. Today the kids are out of school...again..but I am totally not complaining. I can use the company. It helps me stay on track. Today I just want to do something super fun with them. I think we are going to be off to see Misty, the cutest jack I know, and their new addition Spencer. With Spencer's arrival, Misty and Jeremy wanted to do something fun for insert jump castle here. Yes, I have my very own jump castle! And I hear Jack has been using it everyday. Well the girls want to get in it too!!! So we are going to make a stop at the Garcia home!

Anyway, I am doing okay. I plan to take a few more pictures ton include in my Christmas card. This year, I think it is going to be an awesome one. I might sorta expand it..I know I know, luckily I actually have time, since it is only ending October...right?

So...just to remind me that my cup is still half full....

Monday, October 20, 2008

My heart hurts

Sometimes I just have to say that!  Sometimes saying that helps.  Today, yesterday, tomorrow has been a roller coaster ride for me.  BUT I am so grateful to be loved by SO many people!  Sometimes you just have to be reminded that lifetime friends and family really makes my world go around.  And even though I am all the way over here...I am not alone!
thanks for loving me/us~
Just to make you smile!
How can I not say that my cup isn't half full???

Sunday, October 19, 2008

No Charleston..sorry Mems!

We were scheduled to go to Charleston today...but it's not a huge deal. It is an entirely too long of a dog sitting story, but I have to say it worked out nicely. The girls and I decided since it was a day of nothing..we decided to head out to the beach and take some pictures. I needed to start my Christmas why not take them today...SO you won't get to see the one I have choosen...
but here are some great ones

Main Beach here in Fernadina!
Cheesing downtown
Uh oh the scary shark on the marina
Tyra deciding if she wants to get wet!
I love this picture!
A cute park on the way. Though we would try pictures there
the sea foam today there was TONS
Oh it was cold today!
Traysea at the marina
All the butterflies were out today.

This is just a sample of the pictures I got today! I love it. I was so happy that my girls were so cooperative. Even though we didn't get to go to Charleston, I am still going to take today as a win! You guys are going to have to wait to see just how awesome my pictures came out!
Guess I better start my Christmas cards

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's my new baby

No I don't have pictures yet...I don't even really have confirmation yet..just that I knew at 530 the pregnant girl had to be there..and at 730 they were cutting her open. SO here is it 830, and I hope we have a healthy squisy baby boy! Spencer Evan Morgan Garcia should be..about an hour's hoping that everything with them is going great! I will be off to see them tonight!

*****So of course minutes after I hear that *****
Spencer Evan Morgan Garcia was born
Happy Healthy..
8 pounds

Congrats Jack, Jeremy, and Misty..OH Nana too!

I can't wait to go and see them tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oh my word

My girl memorie..which i love with every piece of me...joined the blogging world! But only you gotta stalk her and see whats up!
Today is a super shitty day. Well sorta. I had a great morning..the pregnant girl has only has hours till delivery time! I can't wait to meet my newest baby boy. Today we had coffee..and then stopped by the house to get my jump castle..YES i own a jump castle, for my buddy jack to get his jump on! Then since then, I have been draggin ass! Soccer is tonight and I have to say, I coach a great handful of kids! So hopefully I will find smiles there. I think just all the this and that of everything that is going my monthly girl just pulling on me emotionally! I think I am finally at the crying breaking down stage. I know it isn't a pity party..but my insides are going to give! Anyway..enough with all that...

Look out for pictures of my newest love..Spencer!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

How do you shake the medical hold/girlie time blues?

Well lunch with the still pregnant girl...her mom...and they cutest jack I know!
That totally washed everything I had away!
Plus then I stopped in at their house..and OH jack is totally a different person! I can't wait to totally see him in his element! I hope a bounce castle is my bribe to greatness!

Thanks for letting me hang out!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

But this made me smile!

Twilight HD Exclusive Trailer

movie night!!! wanna come with?!


So if Ry on medical hold isn't garbage disposal decides to break!
Just where is my husband when I need him!
OH well..I guess i will have to go to bed with dirty dishes!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Finding the bright side!

So I am still in search of the bright side. I have been battling the stress and I really think my body is finally just breaking down. I have the migraine from hell! I drank an orange amp, migraine medicine and took two hot showers! I just can't get rid of it. I know it's cause I haven't slept well in the past three days. Then today I discover a cold sore at the top of my gums..right were my lip meets my mouth. FABULOUS! AND I know my girl time is right around the corner! OH HELL! That's all I can say! So 50 wonderful things..just weren't enough...but I hit the gym today. With everything going on..I still went! I battled the was enough to notice..but not screaming know the type...BUT I took a class at Club 14 here in Fernadina. I have heard all wonderful wonderful things about it. So my two friends go..why not go with. I wanted to go for Pilates, but I was too late and ended up in a Zumba class. I know crazy name is a mix of latin dances as a workout. I had fun! Totally! And I had moments through that I thought, Ugh, but overall, it was sorta easy. I guess all that hip shakin' in my younger years made this far to easy! I did have a bit of a problem combining the hips and feet, which I totally have, with the clapping and arm movements! Totally a sight..I promise! with this whole stressed out moments I have to say, this is the first time in SO many years the Navy stupidness have kicked in. SO if it is our turn to get can I complain..right? We have three healthy happy children! They miss their daddy so, but they get to talk to him every night. So..deep breath and release...right? I will keep trying to remind myself! Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scrambling for my cup

It seems I am in a posting mood. For a girl who woke up with no time, has found time to post a handful of time today. The final word...Ryan is in NH at his parents house. I have to say a couple of things about that....(Becca I am tired and cranky..but oh well)

1) Seriously, his parents live fiveish hours away. Couldn't you just have jumped on the plane and came home???

2) At least his parents house is rent free!!!

3) It is only the start of ulcers and he will still be able to get a medical clearance...EVENTUALLY!

4) Another day I don't have to go and cut the lawn!

Okay..enough about him. So the last couple days have been a tough ones for me. Nail in my tire today..Luckily I have friends that know exactly what to do...tire repaired! Ry on medical hold. Basket drama. Then my cel phone decides to have issues. I mean seriously..that is my make it or break it item! Oh and I hear that two my friends are having some of their own drama.
OH yea isn't it interesting how grown ups still have high school drama. Now I am not saying that either of them are acting like high schoolers with their drama, but how it is OH so easy to flip back into that mode. I know I find high school drama all the time. i.e. basket girl. But I have heard both sides and one heard this through this person and the other this from that person, cut out the middle man and have a conversation. Yes I know it will be weird and everyone will be on edge. But at least at the end of it, you would know just where everyone stood! It's funny! it has been a tough week! So I need 50 things to remind me of just how my cup runneth over!!! They will be so random it's going to be crazy!

1) Three healthy daughters
2) Lifetime friends
3) Salsa and chips
4) Great relationships with my daughters teachers
5) Mail from home!
6) Mom's that say, oh honey it will get better
7) Wii fit!
8) Coffee with the almost done pregnant chick!
9) Watching children learn
10) Listening to my girls read!
12) Halloween parties!
13) Listen to my three girls work it out
14) Bowling
15) Soccer
16) TIVO!
17) Orange soccer socks!
18) Mexican Train
19) Sunlight
20) Surf Shops
21) Romance by Breathe it's lotion from Bath and Body works
22) Sharpies!
23) My craft room
24) dreaming of scrapbook layouts
25) black and white pictures
26) lunches with tyra
27) AM cuddles with my girls
28) Waking up rested, before the alarm
29) Saying thank you in different languages!
30) Organic Milk
31) Vanilla Silk
32) Cardstock
33) ritz camera's photo developing
34) sushi fro kozo's or genkis!
35) my calendar
36) 348 songs on my playlist
37) the smell of scotch tape. I know I know I have issues!
38) reconnecting with friends
39) girls night watching tv together
40) you tube! have to love it!
41) netflix
42) flowers in my ear
43) jackets and sweatshirts
44) my van fitting in the garage!
45) breakfast in the car on mornings we are late!
46) reading books in the car while we are driving to school
47) Four day weekends! Whoot whoot
48) Blogger shout outs! (Hi Mems)
49) Christmas card planning
50) slippers...not those that you wear to bed..kalipas..that you wear out. reefs, I have to say are my favorites!

Thank goodness I could think of 50! I needed that..okay off to bed kiddos!

Ry's final update for today I breath in and out trying to think calming thoughts. Ryan will not be home tomorrow. He will not be home Saturday! He won't even be home two Friday from tomorrow. Ryan is on "medical hold" for the next five weeks! He was lucky enough to be able to leave the state and go to his parents house five hours away.

So here I am grinning and bearing it!

Status update

Heh there:
Just a quick one..again...SO the pregnant girl is still pregnant..memorie is waiting for a three day weekend! Karrie Clark is cleaning her house cause her hubby is enroute home. But not. Why you ask..let's just say..Ry is a winner. Nah, it is only sorta his fault. But I can't call up the Navy and be mad at them, so ry gets the full brunt of my fury! But cause I knew he was already in a not so great mood, I swallowed it..for a later date! remember I said he has ulcers. They aren't even really ulcers, they are the starts of three ulcers. I mean I am sure TONS of Navy guys have them. Ry is one that consumes far to much coffee and headache/migraine meds and keeps his stress in. So of coruse ulcers occur. Anyway...well the specialist said, just cut all that stuff out and take this and they will heal in about two months. The Underway officer says, well if it takes two months to heal, you are on medical hold for two months. OMW! If the specialist says no big deal, mind you..ryan will not be getting underway until the earliest March of '09, but the Underway Officer feels you have to be in mint condition to report to the boat. So now the this Navy dude is talking to the specialist to see if he can wave Ry and have him approved for now. Seriously. no husband tomorrow. Luckily, cause I have yet to get to the back yard...and it is going to rain any minute! Cross our fingers for Saturday!


It's a catch up day!

Heh guys...(Heh Mems!)
I only have time for a not thought out blog post. Ry comes home in two days..and my house needs attention! Who's idea was it to have the fabulous lawn? I need to have a conversation with those folks! Nothing awesome happening. I had coffee with the pregnant girl, yes she is still is just DAYS left! Then I had dinner with great friends! I have four projects due by Halloween! But I have been brain storming about Christmas cards. I am excited!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So my rant is over!

I have calmmed down a bit from yesterday. Thank goodness for my mom! And you know what, I am again reminded how I just need to vest my interest in lifetime friends. So in my search for lifetime friends their is an AM coffee session with a friend that I hope last a lifetime! (wink wink) Misty was up late courtesy of Spencer and took a personality quiz. I SO am doing what I am suppose to be doing! Misty's is pretty on the nose for her too!

Your personality type:

Enthusiastic, idealistic and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.

Careers that could fit you includes:

Actors, journalists, writers, musicians, painters, consultants, psychologists, psychiatrists, entrepreneurs, teachers, counselors, politicans, diplomats, television reporters, marketers, scientists, sales repr

But really...I get bored with the details. When ryan reads this he is going to fall off his chair laughing. I never care about the details. But a politician...ewww! That so means I would have to have the details! Anyway..bigger brighter days!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

OH I am bubbling angry! This is a long one!

Now I think I am a jump through hoops sorta of friend! For my besties there is no stone know! So today I get this fucked up..yes I did drop the "f" bomb...voicemail on how I don't really care about people and how this and that and I am just trying to put other people in the the back story...

My friend had a Longaberger Show. Her friend, all of our girls went to the same school in the same class, purchased a beautiful picnic basket. Now we all understand that Longaberger isn't just something you decide you want to buy. It is far too expensive and all that other stuffs..but anyway..this is the beauty she purchased! Large Picnic Basket with Large Riser. fast forward a bit, she noticed it has some issue on the corner and wanted to return it. But in the mean time she had decided to open and shop and said that she knows she bought this basket but she can find ones that are better for half the price.

First and aren't going to find anything as good as this..for half the price.

Secondly...this girl is not poor. Or even hurting for a dollar. You and I scrimp and save and try to live within a budget, but this girls has $20,000 sitting in her home's safe. It is not like she doesn't drop $200 on things here and there...totally not the point I know, but people get crazy when it comes to money. I say..well if you don't want it..I will buy it.

On this night, she had taken us to dinner. Oh why did she have to take us to dinner. Well cause Marsha..Karrie and I had spent our time (2 weeks) painting her new boutique. Oh and let's just say that it was a fricken fabulous time painting her place. We saved her THOUSANDS of dollars by painting her thing. Also while one person was painting someone else had to watch Karrie's children so she could paint. Tada, me! Now I have no problem helping Karrie out. But it is not like all we did was paint

I also have watched said girl's oldest daughter while she was having her baby. I took her oldest the sunday before her scheduled induction Monday. I took her child for three days. OH and it is not like her child is a walk in the park. My children are in bed at 715pm and don't get a tv to fall asleep to. You eat everything in my house or you starve...she luckily doesn't have to! So it was tough three days for my girls and their not sleeping effected their personalities making it just all roses in the late afternoons. But said girls family sucks so someone needed to watch her. So, cause we are friends, I say sure I will do it. Little did I know the night that her second daughter is born, her husband finds the time to go play poker. I mean come and get your fricken kid! Not to mention I had to drive to downtown Charleston at three in the afternoon so her oldest daughter could see her new sister. It wasn't like her parents were coming to get her from my house.

Oh my goodness I am fuming! I hate to be someones reason! My problem is that I was her reason. I am always someones reason. I am seriously so angry all I can do is see red! she took us to dinner as "payment". I so wished we went some place fabulous OR I ordered something really worth it! Anyway that night i took said basket from her. To give to the consultant and have it returned because of the damage.

Finally the consultant got the return ticket TODAY! and is able to return it. And then I get this phone call today!

Not that I expect everyone to understand a military situation. Few people who don't live it everyday can't even start to understand.

Michelle, the consultants husband just returned from Iraq and they are currently living separate. She's in SC and he's in Newport, RI. She has two children one almost 16 going to be 26 year old. And a ten year old boy..who wants to be 16. Wishing her luck everyday!

Karrie's husband is also in some hostile undisclosed area...schedule to return sometime really soon. But he has been gone for oh about four months! Did I mention she has four kids. One 15, one 7, one 5, and one going to be two in November.

Ryan has been in CT since the end of July! I mean seriously..I would love to see her try and run her house with just one person. And of course I have three ever so pleasant daughters!

Said women has a cleaning lady/baby nanny and can come and go as she pleases. She has one five almost six year old and a six month old. They own their own business and she does all the book keeping and her husband basically sets his schedule. Meaning he takes their oldest to and from school. I am not saying she doesn't work hard...but seriously try to do it on a budget with three children playing three sport and your husband underway. Let's just see how much of a superstar you are. When you have to cut your own lawn and your house doesn't have an elevator. I am not saying I am a fricken superhero but not everyone can be a military spouse!

So against my better judgement I called an attempt to talk about it. So I got her voicemail! OH did I just leave the most horrible message EVER for the last three or so minutes. But I feel better! Say what I said and that's it. Now I wash my hands of the entire situation.

And Karrie Clark if you, so help my goodness, pay her or be involved in anyway, I will be mad at you! There is no excuse for her behavior. I don't care if in her previous lifetimes she has been burned or slighted by others..I NEVER DID IT TO HER! SO don't dish your high school drama shit to me! I find it funny that people can't just be adults. I promise Karrie! Stop being the peace keeper. She has an issue..she needs to remove you from the middle and see me! Here I am. My cel phone number has been the same for the last ten years!

Sorry for my vent..but never try and call me out on something that you are SO in the wrong about. I will make sure to resolve the problem and point out in glowing lights why you are the dumb ass. In a matter of fact, nothing would make me feel happier right now!

Sorry guys i just had to vent!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Did I mention I am a winner?

While working at the Pink House and at CHA Summer I entered our store in a contest to win a visit with a papercrafting superstar and have her teach on World Card Making day...Well one year ago this past Saturday I met Megan!

She was a total blast and I love her to death. We took her downtown and toured Charleston, as much as we could at night. But we had a blast. She came in..and taught this class..gave out free stamps..EVERYTHING. It was pretty rockstar. Megan is not only a crafty superstar she is also a contributing at that time Papercraft Magazine. Yea..she totally mentioned one of my super star organizational solutions in her article. YES I AM FAMOUS! You want to know me!

So fast forward a year later and Megan is now a rockstar Sr. Editor for Simple Scrapbooks. Megan has always been awesome and totally deserved it. For all you SU stamp users.."Big Pieces" is her brain child.
Her and Shelli go back a bit..and in actuality she left SU to pursue other goals. I totally commented her..not really intending on entering her contest..but I won fabulous fun stuffs...Check it out here. You have to scroll down some!

Anyway..I love how the papercraft world is just this small...maybe one day I will be on Simple's staff...hmmmm!

Where does my day go?

So Misty's SIL blogged about her day! And as I was reading hers..then Misty's and then Vaiva's I was reminded just how awesome my life was with little children. I mean I love love love that I have freedom now..but I deep down inside miss the discipline that having three young girls required. .
Back in the day...when Tyra was eight...Traysea two..and Nanea 9 months old
My day use to be this...
wake up at 5:30 am shower....
6:00 am get dressed and brush my hair
6:15 wake up tyra. send her into the shower..Nanea starts jabbering...
6:30 prepare tyra's breakfast as she is getting dressed and making her bed
7am everyones up and at the table eating breakfast
7:15 tyra is upstairs getting dressed finishing her morning chores brushing her teeth and bringing me her brush and detangle spray..that child and her hair..
730 do tyra's hair...clear the table...dress the two piglets..take out dinner
and get everyone in the car
745 off to school
815 off to target..or walmart or doctors or whatever misc.
item or errand is required of me today. Or it is craft time if we are staying home.
11 am. return home. do breakfast dishes. lunchtime.
NLT 1130 everyone is cleaned up and down for a nap.
between 1145 and 2 p.m. is the normal mommy stuffs. cleaning, dishes, laundry, and checking my email. when the girls were this young we were living in Rhode Island in housing...all they had was dial up and it was upstairs in my room. I totally couldn't do it if I was the only one home.
2:05 waking the girls up and cleaning them up from nap time. Redo hair and put them in the car to pick up tyra from school
2:35 pick up Tyra from school
2:45 return home. All the girls get a snack
3 p.m. clear the table. The babies get a baby einstein video and the toy closet opens. Help Tyra with her homework. Start dinner and finish whatever chores didn't get completed.
5 pm Dinner time. Ryan normally has arrived by this time but it is a crazy circus.
Food is served...
6 p.m bathtime for everyone. Actually bath's for the two babies and tyra hits the shower. depending on who gets bath time, the other person is cleaning up the kitchen. Dining room table floor needs to be swept, dishes and food put away. If there is leftovers, packed for Ry's lunch tomorrow. The girls all brush their teeth in the shower or bath. Makes my life so much easier!
7 p.m. is braiding tyra's hair, selecting tomorrows outfit and storytime.
715 p.m. everyones in bed.
730 all girls are asleep!
7:45 I breath out for a minute!
8 pm. while watching tv I clean up downstairs. Sort the toy closet and return it to its normal state. Wash bottles and spray all the clothes for stains from the day. Iron the girls clothes for the next day and set it all out.
9 pm watch tv..normally fall asleep and have ry wake me around 11 to tell me it's time to go upstairs.

See I miss days..I suck!

I get up at 530 still..hit the shower the same..get my clothes together..most days.
6:15 wake up the babies
6:30 brush teeth and get their clothes on.
7 am packing the lunches and doing the girls hair. wake up tyra
730 leave for school.
740 arrive school. walk girls in
8am return home. dishes and cleaning up.
9-1 do whatever I want to do. With no ryan home I barely have to think about dinner and what to do..someday i have a plan, most days I don't! I might do laundry and catch up on my tivo..other days I have fabulous lunches with great friends..or just spend my days shopping.
1:15 i leave to get the girls from school
Between 130 and 150 the girls get out of school. I have to wait for them in the pick up line. Ugh!
215 return home. Snacks. Homework.
245pm roll around on the floor with the girls. Play tv..whatever it is I want to do..I might do some laundry..
4 pm feed the girls. They are STARVING by this time!
If it is Tuesday or thursday we have soccer at 6. We leave the house around 515.
If it is monday or friday my girls are fed and four..and showered by five thirty. At six they get a snack and at seven they are in the bed.
Wednesday are days we spend wasting every minute...since we have nothing. Normally we have play dates or just spending our time outside being dorks.
6pm clean up. Normally my house is torn to shreds. The toy room looks like crap. So it take about 30 minutes to get back to semi normal
7pm storytime
730 bedtime.
Then I spend my evening doing whatever I want to right now I am blogging..myspacing..facebooking..or just surfing in general. I almost always have laundry to do now. I always have laundry to put away, OH I HATE THAT CHORE!, and my dishes almost always need to be either washed or put up! Where did my discipline go? My yard isn't done. My bathrooms need to be done..Help me..I need a baby to get me back on schedule! Maybe I can convince my husband that way...if we have a baby I can go back to being a good wife!!!

OH just an it looks like my husband might actually be in our state come late late Friday. I know I found out my girls are crossing their fingers. My girls are so excited! They really miss their dad. I am not sure what it sorta makes me mad..but i get it..i guess!

sorry for the long blah blah blah post..but i miss the days of discipline!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tagged by Vaiva

So Vaiva tagged me.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
4. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave them a comment so they know they've been tagged.

Now normally I don't live boring..but are six boring, quirky random details about me.

1. I have this thing for accessories. I love But I am not a huge one on shoes. Thank God I got three fun girls to play dress up with!

2. I rather wait and have what I want then have a replacement. Perfect example..we still have no couch! It cause I won't compromise!

3. I will sing out loud at the top of lungs anywhere. I love to make Tyra crazy. Funny enough I know all the words to far too many songs!

4. I am a bit over competitive! Trust me, you don't want to see it! If I am playing a sport or playing cards it doesn't matter. You should see me when my children are playing. OH and if I have a sucky game...I am SO pissed!

5. I can crack nearly every part of my body. My neck, my fingers, my toes, my back, my hips, my me..every part of me! Ry hates it!

6. As random as I am, I enjoy a schedule. But I have horrible time management!

So I decided since Vaiva linked a small handful of who I would link..I had to get creative..
1. A simple life
2. My thinking Chair
3. Life in the Blonski Household
4. I don't know yet
5. Pink Lemonade
6. Savannah Scrapbooking

I hope they will be fun to check it out!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

50- things

Misty's blog had 25..well 50 things she loves and I need a my cup is full why not continue it on. So here are my fifty loves

1. fall weather..i love 58 degree mornings!
2. happy healthy children. all three children had physicals..all in perfect health!
3. a winning soccer team! 3-2 today!
4. watching children learn! it always makes me cry!
5. small victories. today three kids on my team used their left foot! I have to say they are learning something!
6. the look on nanea's face after she scores a goal! like she knew it the whole time!
7. my watch. i dunno why..but it makes me feel complete.
8. finding out something you didn't about someone you already liked!
9. be trusted enough to care for someone's children.
10. being the girl you call if you need something.
11. my moms voice
12. texting...i have a texting addiction. 2113 this month. i say it like i am proud of it! oh well!
13. air conditioning. i love the relief when you walk into the house from a hot day!
14. when my children say i knew you could fix it.
15. medical hold almost over!
16. a great ortho!
17. sweet sixteens
18. netflix!
19. tivo! OH I LOVE YOU TIVO!
20. Twilight the series. Now my sister is addicted!
21. My ipod! 389 songs..oh i love it
22. bowling bday parties!
23. mechanical pencils. i don't know why..but i love it
24. days of the week panties
25. sleepovers
26. children that don't even bother to turn on the tv
27. channing!
28. digital camera...though i still love film
29. lifetime friends
30. homemade brownies. i felt bakey last night. i made three different muffins and brownies!
31. 80's music
32. songs that my children know all the words to!
33. dance parties in my living room
34. life with my 13 year old.
35. sunglasses
36. a brand new coffee machine. i wish i actually made coffee at home
37. forehead kisses
38. new sneakers
39. ribbons and hairbows
40. that i can tell traysea things one time!
41. flowers for my ears
42. quality moments with each children. i fight for this daily
43. storytime before bed. somedays i just wish it wasn't there..but most times i love it.
44. publix cake
45. hanging out with my friends.
46. lunchtime bonding
47. babies. oh i want another one
48. blue eyes! why didn't any of my girls get blue. i have hazel..brown..and brown and grey..seriously...another thing ryan is selfish with!
49. star wars...yea i a dork
50. freshly washed laundry..i just hate putting it away!

so tonight I too am going to sleep with my windows open!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


My best friend sent me this! I thought it was hilarious!

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,
church, 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,
height, weight,
shoe size, clothes size
and 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.
The last man wins only if...
he still has enough energy
to be intimate with his spouse
at a moment's notice.

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!