Wednesday, October 31, 2007

LAST DAY OF CONTEST....

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Today is the last day that you will get to vote for Kim. Let's give it one last push to see if we can put her in the lead. Just one vote from everyone of us will make the difference.

Let's show Kim our support by giving her our votes.

Thank you to everyone who has been voting for Kim I know she really appreciates your help!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Well here I am sitting at the computer at 2:00am in the morning. I know I should be in bed but I can't sleep so I guess I may as well be sitting here. It is officially Halloween and my little ghost and goblins are tucked in bed fast asleep with a big day ahead of them and it's going to be a cold Halloween night. How do you go about keeping your kids dressed warm without covering up their costumes....I am going to find myself in a mess when it comes to Trinity's costume, there is nothing I can really do to make it warmer with covering it up. I won't be surprised if I'm out shopping trying to find her a warmer costume.

Friday, October 26, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hey everyone...Tammy from Mom Knows Everything is celebrating her birthday today and I wanted to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Have a great day Tammy :0)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

YES ANOTHER MEME!

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I got this meme over at Misty Dawn's, My Dogs Keep Me Saneit was left open for anyone that was interested into doing to take..this is going to be FUN!

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night.
Blake my 3 year old son :0)


2. What were you doing at 0800?
Rushing to get a ppp opp done so I could get the kids off to school :0)


3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
I don't sit at the computer all day but I was doing my last ppp opp for the day LOL

4. What happened to you in 2006?
Too much talk about job transfers with my husbands company and nothing happening, stressful


5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
Just a minute Blake....settle down!


6. How many beverages did you have today?
A medium diet coke at Mc Donalds and I'm ready for a glass of water (very thirsty)


7. What color is your hairbrush?
It's blue


8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Batteries at the Dollar Store for my sons Fur Real Pet...


9. Where were you last night?
Finally a night at home putting together a Flat Stanley Story for my daughter for school.


10. What color is your front door?
White...we will be painting it burgandy in the spring :0)


11. Where do you keep your change?
Where ever???? Then the kids put it in their money banks.


12. What’s the weather like today?
Cloudy and cool


13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
I just recently bought crispy crunch...if you love peanut butter try this one :0)


14. What excites you?
I get excited over anything especially getting good ppp opps LOL


16. Are you over the age of 25?
Yep, I'm 30!


17. Do you talk a lot?
I have my moments...


18. Do you watch the O.C.?
I've never heard of it? :0(


19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
My cousins husband


20. Do you make up your own words?
yep, there are days I don't even know what I'm saying LOL


21. Are you a jealous person?
To be honest I use to ba a very jealous person but not anymore, I am happy with what I have :0)


22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
Alisha


23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.
Kim


24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
Hubby


25. What does the last text message you received say?
I don't text message...

26. Do you chew on your straw?
Nope...


27. Do you have curly hair?
Nope...


28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
We are leaving tomorrow to visit our family 5 hours away :0)


29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
I can't say without hurting her feelings...hint it starts with K....(no not you Kim!)LOL


30. What was the last thing you ate?
Chocolate bar (coffee crisp)


31. Will you get married in the future?
I'm already married...once is enough


32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
Transformers...oh wait that was the boys, I was shopping :0)


33. Is there anyone you like right now?
Anyone I like???? I like everyone :0)


34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
This morning...it's on my next to do list


35. Are you currently depressed?
Not today :0)

36. Did you cry today?
Nope :0)

37. Why did you answer and post this?
I was done all my ppp opps and needed something to do :0)


38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.
I will leave this open to whoever is interested in doing it.

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

THE COOKIE MONSTER IS BACK!

Since we were running low on lunch snacks for the kids for school, I took some time
with Blake and we baked some yummy chocolate chip cookies! With Blake helping me there isn't a whole lot I have to do just put the cookie sheet in the oven. It looks like I will be baking more tonight when the kids are in bed...Yes the cookies are gone! I told you cookie monster was back :0)

Monday, October 22, 2007

TURNING 3

Oh where does the time go? On November 1st my baby will turn 3 years old. With the other 3 kids in school it has given me some time to spend with Blake one on one and he is really enjoy his time with mommy. This picture was taken on one of our outings to Walmart. We stopped into the portrait studio to get his birthday pictures taken. Some of our other days we go for walks, play at the playground and sneak in a little lunch at McDonalds. It is so hard to believe that before I know it he will be heading off to school and with the changes in the age cut off for our province, he will be going to school a year earlier than he would have.
I thank God for everyday I have with my children. They are a great blessing and I am proud to be their Mommy and to have them as my children. God Bless my family :0)

A RAINY DAY

With the miserable weather yesterday we just spent the afternoon inside the house. Kohl and Blake got creative with their building blocks and built tall, monstrous towers. This kept them entertained for most of the afternoon but when it came time to clean up the mess they were to tired....(as they always are). We worked together and got the job done just in time for supper then they were off to bed early. Despite the weather our day turned out to be a pretty good one and everyone seemed to get along just fine.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

CANCER SUPPORT


Since I haven't yet blogged about Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought I would pass along a great resource that was brought to my attention by Petula from It's a Woman's World.

I have not dealt with breast cancer myself nor do I know of anyone who is or has dealt with it in the past but I have lost family members and have family member dealing with cancer. This is a great site for someone who has cancer, who has survived cancer, has lost someone to cancer or who knows someone who has cancer. This particular resource is a Cancer Support Project which is an online emotional support community. This site can be your community for getting the emotional support you need with cancer.
So I am with Petula in passing along this information to others. I hope you do the same! It's a great resource :0)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

ADDING TO MY FAVORITE BLOGS

One thing that I enjoy with blogging is making new friends and hearing their thoughts and ideas and getting a different point of view on things going on around the world and in our families. I am happy to have added Suzanne from Miss Kitty Fantastico and The Synergizer's Journal to my growing list of favorite blogs and I'm looking forward to visiting her blogs and getting to know her better...Welcome to my site Suzanne. Happy Posting :0)

HELPING A FRIEND

My good friend Kim from over at Stitch-n-Stuff has entered a contest and is looking for some kind and caring people to help her win this awesome scrapbooking prize. I know that she is most deserving to win and you vote will help her out tremendously....I have it all set up for so that all you have to do it click HERE and vote for Kim! Let's show her how us as a blogging community will stick together and help each other out. Thank you so much for your help...YOU'RE THE BEST! You can vote just the once or you can return and vote for her once a day until October 31st and that's what I will be doing!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

REMEMBERING THOSE AT WAR!

I was sent this in an email and was asked to find a way to pass it along to as many people as possible so I thought I would take the time to do this post for all of you to stop and remember our soldiers at war... I'm not asking you to do anything with it, just take a minute and read.


This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq . Feel free to share this with everyone and pray.



SLEEP LAST NIGHT?


Bed a little lumpy...

Toss and turn any...

Wish the heat was higher...

Maybe the a/c wasn't on...

Had to go to the john...

Need a drink of water...
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Yes.. It is like that!Count your blessings, pray for them,

Talk to your Creator

And the next time when...The other car cuts you off and you must hit the brakes, or you have to park a little further from Walmart than you want to be, or you're served slightly warm food at the restaurant, or you're sitting and cursing the traffic in front of you, or the shower runs out of hot water,

Think of them...Protecting your freedom!
The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that is by taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen.



Thursday, October 11, 2007

GET ME THE TYLENOL....!



Drums, yes this is the new thing here at our house. The kids have been asking for drums for quite some time but no way was I about to spend money for more noise in the house. I mean really don't the kids make enough of it already?LOL To be honest it's not all that bad and I really haven't needed any Tylenol yet and the kids are having a blast beating away at them and with the sound of the drums I know where the kids can be found. So where did the drums come from...My husband brought them home on Saturday after taking two loads of junk to the dump! He not usually a garbage picker but he knew how much the kids wanted a set and hey the price was right and they were in pretty good shape. The two younger boys just take turns banging them and thinking they are making music and Jay our 11 year old has turned his sisters dance floor (work in progress) into his comedy hour stage. What a character he is... I was able to get a few video clips of him on the weekend and I'm sure he will appreciate them when he gets older. But I guess like they say" some people's junk is someone else's treasure"!
JUST FOR LAUGHS!...

video

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES



The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.

"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.

She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids..."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."
She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose." She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give. God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

"Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there."

Monday, October 8, 2007

CANADIAN THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.

H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.

A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart.

N for neighbours, and October, nice things, new things to remember

K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.

S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.


I AM THANKFUL FOR MY BLOGGING FRIENDS..

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY


This morning we participated in the International Walk to School Day with my children's school. I walk them to school every morning but thought it would be nice to walk with the rest of the school in celebration of this day. It was a beautiful day for the walk and the school had a great turn out of students, parents, grandparents and younger siblings. It was really nice to see the kids getting out and supporting their school and getting some exercise.