Thursday, April 16, 2009


Only enough time to post pictures for now.....but as you can see, they speak for themselves!
I'll be back this weekend to write all about the past couple of weeks, but for now, Im enjoying my company :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


i am now recovering from my long awaited double mastectomy.
I had surgery on Monday, the 6th....and i think i'm doing pretty well !
The worst is behind me, that's for sure.
I'll be back to blogging in no time :)
(especially with Easter right around the corner)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

aunt cathy's house

( yes, in the name of breast cancer........thats PINK you see)

we took the kiddies to aunt cathy's house in WV yesterday.
they wanted a fun day for all of the kids, so everyone on ricks family pitched in and got a couple of rockin' moonbounces for the day.
what a bunch of sweethearts!!
Here are a few random pics......

Saturday, March 28, 2009

the best year of our lives..happy birthday sweet natalie grace

Our sweet baby girl had her very first birthday yesterday!
She had a perfect day.
The sun was shining, her brothers and sisters only had a half day of school, she went to the store and picked her very own present,

AND who could forget the cupcakes!

don't forget to click on the video's below!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

our new friends.....

Here's how you can brighten your kids day for $1.
We already had the bowl, and the shells from all of my shell art (that i havent gotten around to showing).
So, i headed to the pet shop and bought 10 little goldfish for a buck.
Yes, they are considered 'feeder fish', the ones that are squished into a big tub filled with millions, so we rescued them from being fed to other mean creatures.
Unfortunately these fish typically dont live very long, but as the kids know, at least we'll give them a good life while we can!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

prayers needed

Devastation has struck our family once again.
My aunt cathy's (aunt seems so generic, she is more like my sister, my best friend always has been, always will be), cancer has returned.
I am praying for a miracle from God.
she's been my strength, and such a light in my life, my whole life.
please keep our family in your prayers.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Seriously, all 7 of us have had this stomach flu/upper respiratory virus for over 2 weeks!
Don't these germs know that I don't have time to be sick?

Cae's birthday party is this coming weekend and so is my cousin's sweet sixteen!
I've got 2 school projects for sierra and carson that are due tommorow. yeah.

All while I'm trying to keep the other kids from bugging the crap out of eachother from being cooped up for so long, and taking care of little natalie.
Did I mention bob's been home from work for 2 days, sick?
One sick husband, is far worse than 5 sick kids.

So, I shall return, unless i completely lose my marbles by then.....
because as you might know, on a scale of one to crazy, I'm a penguin.

Monday, February 16, 2009

bit of an update!

Okay, so don't blame me, but my laptop has been broken.
Which means, i cannot access any of my files, including photos, hence the lack of posting!
I'll have to wait for another laptop, so in the meantime, I'm using my husbands.
I can however take new pictures, and posts those, so here are a couple, plus 2 video's.
wow, it must be your lucky day.....haha.
No seriously, i feel so bad for not posting, and will be thrilled to catch you all up on missing photos soon, until then, here goes!
And by the way, I officially have not a pre-teenbean, but a real TEENbean.

Caeleigh turned 13 on valentines day, can you believe it?
I told her the happiest day of my life was heart has grown every single day since then.
She had a cheer competion on her birthday, so her big "winter luau" is this coming friday.
I painted a little art desk in her room, and a big chalkboard on her wall, using the oh, so, delicious smelling chalkboard spraypaint. I'll take pictures of that too.

Here's a picture of her and our Tim-timmity, her lifelong best buddy.
(and lucky enough he lives right next door.)
Ever since we moved in, the day they first met, when little caeleigh asked little timmy (while she was crouching on the ground gathering random grass making a strange and exciting form of a birdsnest),
"do you want to play?"

I remember thinking how lucky we were to move next to such a sweet boy, and now, like caeleigh, he's all grown up and i thank god that he blessed us with such a caring , and thoughtful young man.
I will be so lucky if my boys turn out like Tim-tim.
He's been a big brother to them, and like a son to me, we all love him, and apparantly, sierra will marry him one day, and they will live in our backyard in a little house. haha.
Now that i've given you his life story, here's the pic.

Aren't they both so cute? I hope they'll always be the best of friends and never lose touch.

Next, here are 2 pictures of miss natalie, my little noodle.
I cannot believe she is turning ONE next month!

Finally, the videos.
The first one is of the noodle and the second one is just kind of funny, its all of the cheerleaders from the competition dancing.............except mine.
Yes if you look closely, mine is the one standing smack dab in the middle of the floor "texting" like a ferocious beast!

Friday, January 9, 2009

okay, c'mon let me have it....

I know it, I've been a M.I.A blogger.
The holidays came and went so quickly this year, it's all been a big blur.
I'll tell you all about it tommorow when I have some free time.(promise)
Until then, here's a little video of the old man, the little lady, and my silly lishy.