Sunday, November 30, 2008

When Did THIS Happen???

Bathrooms Scrubbed....CHECK!

Toys Picked Up....CHECK!

Beds Made...CHECK!

Dishes Done and Sink Cleaned....CHECK!

Floors Mopped....CHECK!

Rugs Vacuumed...CHECK!

Garage Cleaned Up and Organized...CH....

What the...????

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

beautiful boy

I found this picture of it just me or is he glowing???

I knew he was an angel :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

I'll take the Green Frogs

someday her prince will come

but for now I'm just grateful she's kissing green frogs instead

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How Was Your Day?

This is what my day looked like yesterday.

Can we say Bi-Polar?

How was your day?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Better Tomorrow

I had a really rough day yesterday. From about 10:00 in the morning till 10:00 last night, my heart raced all day in complete anxiety. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't shake it. It was exhausting. Then I had a conversation with my mother in law and it came to me...newfound strength to get up again today and really look at...not what I cannot control...but what I can control and what I'm thankful for. Being a Jehovah's Witness, and not celebrating holidays, talking about being thankful for things in the month of November might seem taboo for some...but not for me. I pride myself on the fact that I'm thankful EVERY day. Every night I go to bed, I pray. I pray for strength, for peace, for health and the saneness of mind to get me through what I cannot control...and then I end my conversation with Jehovah by always telling him how much I love him and thankful I am to him for granting me the feeling of security in my own home in such a wicked world. I thank him for giving me 4 wonderful healthy children that sometimes drive me crazy but that I could never live without. I thank him that I have all my siblings and my parents with me still today. I thank him that Scott has all his siblings and all his parents with him still today. I thank him for helping me to wake up and survive another day on this glorious earth that he provided for our pleasure and that I'm sorry that the people of this earth don't respect what he's given us. I thank him for Scott. For giving me someone that so graciously deals with my dysfunctional extended family. And last, I thank Him for finding me and letting me be raised in a god fearing family and letting me know Him. So today, I wake up and I'm not feeling to great, still feeling a little down, but I am fine with that. I know that because of how I feel today and how I felt yesterday means that things can only get better from this point. And I know that tomorrow can offer me a better today.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gavin's 8 Today!

Happy "Born" Day Buddy!

8 years ago today, I was having the easiest labor of my life

And then at 8:14 I had the fastest delivery in the WEST!

You are sooooo cute and crazy!

I love ya Pumkin!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

No way!!! I Never Knew This.

Okay, I'll be honest, I love to read up on all the politics but because my stance is neutral, I tend to drive people a little nuts. But just because I'm neutral doesn't stop me from reading up on what our crazy country is doing because..well...I live here and need to stay informed. So...I found this article (you can read it here or by clicking on article) and it totally floored me. Apparantly the President of the United States cannot email, text message or instant message anyone. WHAT?????

The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is not even allowed to have a lap top. Is that the craziest thing you ever heard? I don't think I've ever seen Obama without that Blackberry in his hand. How will he adjust to this new life? Actually do I really care...NO!

But it does make you wonder. I mean I live on the computer's my therapy... my outlet ... my everything ... okay, well, not my everything but pretty darn close. I can't even get up a #4 talk for the school without my computer. How do you research anything without a computer? Well I'm being a little dramatic, the president apparanly can use a computer but can't have a laptop or Blackberry. That is just plain WEIRD! I guess being a stay at home mom has its advantages over being a president of a giant nation.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Car Wash Gone Bad

So me and the kids washed the car the other day. I know...we're crazy.
We should have just taken it in to the real car wash. To be honest, it looks like crap. There are streaks everywhere and it doesn't have that coco/vanilla/new car scent that you get when you go to the "real" car wash.
And we froze our butts off.

We shouldn't have started in the back of the car, because when we went around to the front...this is what I found....


Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Why do I blog???

I love this quote which pretty much sums it up:

"We write to taste life twice,
Once in the moment and in retrospection"

Friday, November 7, 2008

I finally did it!

With scott's leg a-mending, he has not been able to do the normal things he "sometimes" does...which mowing the lawn would fall into that category. I have cried and moaned and groaned about you all know from reading my Facebook. And I did it just in the nick of time...the grass was totally dying.

But I finally got off my butt and mowed the darn thing. I know it's just a mere SNAP of grass...but it's MY snap of grass and

Who knew mowing the lawn could be so much fun!

Even if it's going to cost me later with major itchies! And allergies!

But it was fun and that darn grass LOOKS GREAT! Don't you think??

Now if I could just get the winter grass planted before the big freeze....any volunteers?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Born Day #4

Today my Baby Dylan has been in this world for one solid year! Dylan came into this world during troubled times but he didn't let that get to him. I was really worried about him, but was torn because my worry was also for Scott at the time. I was 7 weeks pre-delivery when Scott fell ill. I lost 10 pounds in those last 7 weeks. I knew Dylan could feel my pain and he didn't cause me much trouble. I have to say that the last 7 weeks of my pregnancy were pretty easy as far as pregnancies go. Dylan just knew what I was going through and so he just hung out and bided his time. When things started to get rough, he also was time. He came 2 weeks early.

So sometime mid-afternoon
(after 4 kids who remembers the time),
on November 5th, last year, my full chemical baby was born.
(Dylan was my only child born with drugs...Poor Dylan)

But let me tell you, if someone told me that epidurals would have brought such precious cargo to me like this, I would have had one with all my births.

He pretty much eats or drinks whatever I give him and then some!

He is the kindest most gentle sweet thing I have ever had so close to me in my life. He is like a breath of fresh air.

He pretty much goes to whoever I hand him too and likes it!

And he does Acrobatics...imagine that!

He's happy all the time.

I'm not kidding folks...the kids is seriously happy

He is so special in my heart for so many reasons, but see...we share alot in common....first and foremost, he's a redhead.
That's obvious.

Gavin's partial to the red hair too...for obvious reasons as well.

But Dylan and I are both #4 in our birth order.

I know with my whole being and soul that I was not only meant to have Dylan in my life but that he is our last child to be born from my womb. I like to think we ended this on a sweet note and his name is Dylan Michael Horton.
(Named after our dear friend Gary Michael Day)
(Can only imagine what Gar would have to say about another redhead)

I love that he has such a kind and loving soul and spirit. I love how he's so easy going. so many ways completes me and makes me a better mother and a better person!

His chubby cheeks are scrumptous!

I absolutely love his striking blue eyes that he shares with his brother Gavin, my mother, and his auntiesTina and Denise.
I love how they look like big almonds that kinda droop in the corners.

And...I love that on his fattest of days, he looks like my favorite comedian,
Chris Farley.

We Love You Bobo!