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I am so excited..

I just can’t hide it lol. Be very glad you didn’t have to hear me sing that line. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have replys and that makes me a happy momma. I thought I was all alone in here but you are out there reading. I like making new friends so please come out and let me know you are here. Oh be sure to tell a friend (just kidding unless you want too). ๐Ÿ˜‰

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big shopping day

Tomorrow’s the annul shopping trip with the women in law! We drive an hour to the big town and shop till we drop.. really till one of us drops. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a few things left on my list and I plan to get them tomorrow and be done. I look forward to this day all year.

I forgot to ask but you out there with more than one child I would like to know if the Santa lists are always more $ for one than the other? For example my dd’s list is under $100 but my ds’s is closer to $200. Remember I have to 3 limit rule so that’s only 3 things. I think I told you about that lol.

My mom doesn’t shop (meaning I do all her shopping). I really don’t mind shopping for her and you all know why that is lol! I call myself her personal shopper.. what better way to go. Someone hands you cash and lets you pick out everything. Her and my step dad do end up getting dh and me something we didn’t know about.. ok step dad goes to the store b/c mom doesn’t. Oh and she keeps the kids if they aren’t at school while I go spend her money. ๐Ÿ™‚

I need to get somethingโ€™s done before Grey’s comes on.

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getting older..

I was raised by my dad’s parents. Both were in their 50’s when I came along. My dad being their youngest was 18 when I was born. I am sure they never imaged raising another kid. My parents got married but didn’t stay that way for long. I was 1 when they filed for divorce. My mom and I moved in with her parents. This wasn’t easy b/c my mom had 2 brothers and a sister still living at home. My mom wasn’t ready to be a mom and started going out at night after she thought I was sleeping. Finally at 3 I moved in with my dad’s parents. They never made me feel like I was thrown onto them. Until I was older I never thought anything about living with them. Once I hit my teen years though all hell broke lose and I started to rebel big time. I look back now and wish like hell I wouldn’t have put them through the shit I did but you can’t go back and change things. The things I did I am not proud of but I do think it prepared me for who I am now.

My grandmother helped me know what kind of mother I wanted to be. Even though I became a mother sooner than I wanted I don’t have any regrets about it. I found out 3 days after turning 18 we were going to be parents but we had been married almost a year and I knew we could do it. Hell yeah I was scared but I knew I could be the mother I needed to be. We lived 1800 miles away from our families when we find out and when he came into the world. He’s one of the best things we ever did.. his sister is one of the other things.

When my son was 9 months old we left the Army and came home. I knew my time with my grandparents wouldn’t be forever and I wanted my baby to know them. My grandfather had started showing signs of Alztimars right before I had gotten married. When I talked to him over the phone or when we came home to visit I could hear/see the changes in him. He died of a massive heart attack when my son was 16 months old. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I look back at those 7 months I had with him and I am very thankful we came home when we did.

My grandmother turned 80 this past February. She’s been in the nursing home since 2004. She started showing the same signs my grandfather did sometime in 2003. He never got to the place she is now.. for that I am thankful. When I go visit her she doesn’t know who I am. I have always been her “baby” and now she’s doesn’t remember me. :`( It makes it harder to go to the nursing home b/c back when she knew us we loved watching her face light up when we walked in her room. Now she just looks through us and at the wall. I HATE seeing her like that!! She has always been outspoken and a proud woman and now she’s just lying in that bed lifeless. I am losing my rock. Why does life have to suck sometimes?!

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fighting….

yes that’s right they are FIGHTING. My 5 year old is feeling a bit better but oh so whiny!!! So she’s trying to see how far she can push both me and her brother. Oh course he thinks she gets the special treatment and only he gets in trouble as I tell them to both just go to their rooms.

ย They just made their Santa lists. She tells Santa that she’s been good and asked him to please bring her bubba something. His list tells Santa how she always gets him in trouble and his wish is for her to be nicer!! Lol like he’s a perfect little angel around here. It’s a good thing Santa’s a forgiving/forgetful person huh?! I mean whining when asked to take out the trash, clean your room or feed the dogs shouldn’t sit good with the jolly old man but every year he comes through for them. He does make a rule that you may only ask for 3 things on your list for him. This rule has worked well for Santa and no kid in this house has been disappointed Christmas morning (yet). ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย Gotta run dd to gymnastics.

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a lot like Christmas around here. The tree’s up and looks very pretty. I let the kids put all the ornaments on this year. That’s a big deal b/c I normally have to “fix” it after they have gone to bed and I am proud to say I haven’t touched it. I have the mantel all Christmasy too. My mother in law cross-stitches a Christmas picture each year for the first 8 years of the grandkid’s life and on the 9th year she makes them a Christmas quilt. My son’s had his quilt for a few years now. My dd is on her 6th Christmas so all of her pictures are on the mantel. The stocking’s are all hung and my dancing/singing Santa’s out and going lol. I am now waiting for dh to get home so we can start hanging lights on the house. He’s really looking forward to this too lol. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s one of his favorite things.. ok he loves it about as much as he loves that dancing/singing Santa!

My baby girl isn’t feeling well. Between her coughing and snoring all night while we both tried to sleep on the couch I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep. She has bad allergies but I think she’s getting sick. It’s so hard sometimes to tell the difference. She was born with the allergies so from day one I thought she had a cold. In most of her baby pictures she has a snotty nose if it wasn’t snotty it was red from me wiping it. Poor thing looked like the red nose reindeer. It was nice to finally hear she’s got allergies when she was 9 months old. I finally had the skin testing done on her 2 months ago and now she’s taking a mixture of all things she’s allergic too, to build her body up against them.

I haven’t said anything about Friday’s shopping trip yet. First my sister in law and I took our cat’s in to be neutered. Hey I am just doing what I heard Bob Barker telling me to do (my grandma watched him everyday when I was little). ๐Ÿ˜‰ After dropping the cats (boys) off we went to the mall. We went to Sears to get my mother in laws present first (dig. camera) then we went to Penny’s to get one of my mom’s present (Reeboks). That my friend’s is all I bought and I am proud of myself! I now have 5 gifts left to buy and I am DONE!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh I have the ones I have already bought wrapped and under my tree. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well it looks like I am going to have to start calling dh’s cell phone b/c he seems to have gotten lost lol.

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12 years ago today..

I started the day by running around doing last minute things b/c at 7:00 PM I was getting married to the love of my life. It turned out to be one crazy but beautiful day. My maid of honor decided an hour before the wedding that she had other things to do. My sister in law was stepped up to matron of honor and my stepsister then became my bridesmaid. I learned that night who my friends were.

Many people doubted we would make it long b/c we were young.. he had just turned 19 five days before and I had been 17 for a month and five days. Or they figured I was pregnant. They couldn’t believe 2 people so young just wanted to start their lives together.

Anyway here we are 12 years later still going strong. I am not saying it hasn’t been hard at times but who’s marriage has been a piece of cake all the time?! We have worked hard to stay together b/c we believed it was worth it. I can tell you that our love is stronger now then it ever has been. I am glad we didnโ€™t let anyone stand in the way. I am proud of the things we have done and how far we have come. We are where we hoped to be and have the things we dreamed of back then. Itโ€™s been a wonderful 12 years. I can look back at this day now and laugh at how everything turned out for everyone involved in that day and how things how came back in bit a few right on the butt. ๐Ÿ˜€ So never forget what goes around also comes around!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope each one of you have a wonderful day!

We are starting at the in laws, then my grandma’s and last stop will be my step grandparents.

Be safe while traveling and eat till you pop! ๐Ÿ™‚

I will see you all Friday after my shopping is done.

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