Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Have I Told You

I know I skipped last weeks Wednesday post, but I also skipped Tuesday's and the rest of the week. Not by choice. It has been one crazy week around here. We have gotten some bad news in the family, I started babysitting, VBS is going on at almost every church around here, and my biggest reason for being absent on here is my crazy phone and internet service! I was without a phone for almost 4 weeks on and off and the internet was going in and out also. I think it is finally fixed. So now I am trying to play catch up on here.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.
Happy blogging!

Have I Told You....
I got a lot of comments on doing the 20 of me's, so I think I will stick with that for today
1. Both my daughters' names are French, (Caralyne's we went with a twist and unique spelling)
2. I took 4 years of French from 8-11 grade
3. I took senior English in 9th grade
4. I have never had a mani or pedi
5. The first time I dyed my hair was at 14 and it turned out orange! (no ash blondes for me)
6. My natural hair color is dirty blonde with red tints
7. I have freckles, lots of freckles!! and so do my girls!
8. I make my bed everyday! but my girls do not :(
9. I despise Justin Beiber! Can't wait until this fad is over!
10. My eyes are different colors. one green, one blue/grey(and I love when people ask me if I know this!)
11. Caralyne was born 18 days before her due date, but I was listed as only 36wks gestation
12. Juliette was born 5 days late.
13. I have had anemia since I was 6.
14. In 3rd grade I missed 37 days of school because of it.
15. Both my grandfathers were killed.
16. I never met either of them
17. I  read about 150-200 pages a day of whatever book I'm reading, depending on my schedule
18. I keep a book diary of every book I read, with author and a star system of how much I liked it
19. I have read 6 books since June 1, 2010
20. I am now going to finish #7, The Telling~ Beverly Lewis
What are the 20 of You??

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday


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Friday, June 11, 2010

New Design Blog?

Ok, I know I'm blonde, but I am not liking this new design junk. I thought I would just see what it had to offer, maybe a new font or easier way to arrange things on my blog. Yea, well if you are viewing my blog, you can obviously tell it has just messed up all my stuff. Now once again my followers are gone, my " blogs I love" are all hidden and spread out, and NOT scrolling! UGGHH!!
I also noticed when you hit undo edit, basically nothing happens and there is a whole other layout" hidden" behind my actual template. So, I tried everything to try and just reset my whole page and what you see is as close as I could get to what I had before.
I am so frustrated. By tomarrow I may have a whole new look because I am going to have to keep playing around until I can figure something out!
Does anyone know of a way to get back to default template without losing all my things on the sidebar?
Or atleast reset my codes without deleting them?
Sorry for all the rambling. I guess this will just be my post that says" Keep checking back to see all the changes!" Cause you never know what your gonna get! LOL
Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sometimes even a SAHM gets bored!

Yes, it's true! I do have days where there is just nothing to do.
WARNING: Never leave Mommy home alone with a camera and new batteries!
LMBO! I'm not always the serious Mommy! Shhh... don't tell the offspring!

Yup! Still have 10 toes, just checking

I cannot  do the "mirror" shots. I have tried unsuccessfully several times.
If I turn the flash off, I look like I am morphing through the mirror. Oh well!

This is the "Mean Mommy" look. If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

Ok, now tell me you didn't laugh just a little bit?!

Welllll... Still bored!
Probably thinking of something I can go read!

Have I Told You...

Welcome Wednesday!
Today I just want to really put myself out there. So here are just a few of the "me" things.
1. I was born in 1980! On April 15, yes I'm a tax baby that turned the big 3-0 this year!
2. I was born and raised in Ohio(spending my summers in Kentucky), so I'm really a country girl at heart.
3. I have been drunk a big total of 5 times in my whole life, Not that I am proud of that at ALL.
4. I haven't had a drink(alcohol) in almost 2 yrs.
5. I am a Christian SAHM
6. I actually met my hubby at age 15. He was 20
7. I started dating him at 16
8. I married him at 17
9. Had our first daughter, Juliette at 18
10. We have only been on 1 vacation alone since our honeymoon in 13 years.(Gatlinburg in 08')
11. I had to withdrawl from school 3 months and 3 credits before I graduated HS. (it's a long story)
12. I earned my GED in 2003 after our second daughter was born
13.I love to learn new things
14. I have broken the same 3 fingers, 3 times in my life
15. I have a horrible voice but secretly love to sing!
16. My biggest fear is driving. I've never had a license but have had my temps 6 times
17. I haven't seen my Dad since I was 18
18. I dream of having more children, but cannot
19. I drink way too much coffe and it is catching up with me
20. I obviously read more than I write. And sometimes wish it was the other way around

I hope this gives you a little insight to the real me. Any comments are appreciated. Any questions are welcome. I am learning to embrace who I am and not hide from it! As my youngest would say
 " That's just the way God made me!!"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

:Grab your current read.

:Open to a random page.

:Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

:BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

:Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here is my teaser:
The Seduction of His Wife~ Janet Chapman(no relation to "The Dog")
Pg. 186
Alex couldn't for the life of him pick which emotion was in charge at the moment. He was violently shaking over what she'd done, but it might be anger tying his gut in a knot.

I can't stop reading!

I know I've been slacking on my blog writing. But I have been on this reading kick. I seriously have read so much this week I have been having trouble sleeping. It's becoming an obsession. I fall asleep with a book across my chest(which the hubs is getting quite offended by, LOL) and I wake up early just so I can either log on here to read a few new posts before the girls wake up or I try to read a few chapters of whatever book I'm on before 8AM.
So, I wanted to let you all in on what has captured my attention for the better part of the last 2weeks.
I'll start of with a few of my favorite blogs then follow with what books I've been reading.
Great blogs! And these are totally random, so no hurt feeling if your not listed. Trying to go by last post that really caught my attention!
` The Life of Tracia`
A Mother's Work is Never Done
Apron Strings
Cooking For Little Fingers
Flight of the Mama Bee
My Name is Not Mommy
Proud Book Nerd
Seeds of Faith Women
Skinned Knees
The Reason For My Insanity
Theses mommies have amazing blogs!

Now on to my BOOKS!
I'll list the latest 3 I have finished!

These are the first 2 of a 4 book series based on the first settlers in what is now Ohio(where I'm at). I just picked up the 3rd book from the library today. can't wait to get reading it!
Book 1:Proper Intentions~Dianne Christner
Book 2:Lofty Ambitions
Book 3: Ample Portions
Book 4: Castor Oil and Lavender

And here is the 3rd book I finished this week
It is 4 short stories about Colonial Christmas' I know it's off season, but it really is a wonderful collection of Christian stories
Colonial Christmas Brides~ By: LauraLee Bliss & Irene B. Brand

If these types of books interest you, then I recommend finding a copy.
I love just about any type of book. From true crime, romance, historical, even jr readers as you may have noticed(I steal my daughter's all the time), but I really enjoy anything based loosely on actual history or facts woven into any type of story. Hey we can always learn something new. Or should I say old?
Happy Reading and Blogging!

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Friday, June 4, 2010

School's Out for Summer

Let the craziness games begin!
Today is the girls first day of summer!
Let's go over my dream the plan!
1. Sleep in late (Didn't happen) they were both up by 8am
2. Eat a good hot breakfast, since they are actually home to eat(I'm not hungry. Can we have a popsicle?)
3. Get up/dressed/fed, ready to do "something"(still in jammies at 12pm, watching Chipmunks Squeakual for the 3rd time since last night)!!! And yes they had a popsicle!
So, it hasn't went as planned but amazingly they are actually playing together. I love their secret sister moments when they actually "LIKE" each other. How sweet is that??
It feels good to see them spending time together. I often worry with the age gap if they will be as close as I hope they will. Julie being the oldest, always wants to be in charge. She has her "tween" moments where she wants privacy, loud music, phone calls, or just to get away. Go somewhere away from parents and little sis. Be with her friends. With Caralyne it is hard for her to understand why her sis doesn't want to be with her 24/7. She also wants to be a "big girl" and of course hangout in Julie's room, show off around her friends.
So days like today, with no school, or outside influence it's nice to see them turn to eachother for friendship, and attention.
Although they have been pretty quiet for awhile now. They could be in there plotting some great scheme against me!
How are your kids with each other when school is out? Do they seem different together when they are home more?
Again, I realize it is only the first day of summer(for us) and I'm sure in a day or two their attitudes will change!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wow! My buttons are working!!

Ok, This post has NO point other than all of a sudden my buttons are actually scrolling! Not just the first 3 and then restarting! It's actually scrolling through all of them! How cool is that!?!?!
Ok, I have some non-blog things I really need to catch up on, but later(hopefully today), I will go through my followers and add any buttons I missed or haven't added yet. So if your my buddy and I'm not displaying your button yet, leave me a comment to remind me to hop over and grab your button!
Feel free to grab mine as well!
Thanks to All!

Have I Told You...

Wow! Wednesday already! 1 more day of school for the kids.
 Lately I have really been trying to appreciate and thank The Lord for all the things I have in my life, big and small. I think it is important to take a good long look at things from time to time and not forget what is important. I have noticed the weather is more enjoyable and with Sean being home in the evening we really have gotten out more. Even if it's just playing around in the yard or getting the kids more involved in what we are doing. Mainly trying to fix up our home and yard. I think it is important for children to learn chores and to see with their own eyes how hard work pays off. And to learn the beauty in all the things our God has given us. I'm a sucker for nature anyway!
So today I want to thank God for the rainbow!
RAINBOW: rain'bow[-boh] n arch of prismatic colors in sky.

Genesis 9:12-13
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the Earth.

So here are a few pictures I found that just caught my attention and I thought they were pretty neat!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Follow Me back Tuesday

Trying my first Follow me back Tuesday!
Hoping this works. I'm still a little confused on the "linky" things!


Tuesday:In with the new! PICS!

So here it is the old and new! Sorry it took a whole day to get these on here, but after everything got hauled off and the new brought in and cleaned up we decided to go out to eat with our friends(moving buddies) and then came home and played outside. Well, until it started raining! Oh and Sean did mow the back yard!
Ok, here are the before and afters


Hard to see all the little crayon,  pencil lead marks and nicks in the table, but they are there.

The old living room "set"

You'll notice my cat is a picture ham. It's like playing "where's waldo"?
See how many pics you can find with Speedy in them, te he

I'm so excited!

It has a flip down table with cup holders! The kids were fascinated by it!

Built in storage! Woo Hoo, Mommy is Happy!

Recliners too, Daddy is Happy!!

New dining room table! seats 6!

I love the little bench!
I moved the bench out for picture, but for now I think we will keep it against the wall, until we need it.
I like the detail on the chairs
Oh, you just missed Speedy, she jumped out of the chair on the left! LOL
Now I need a really cute centerpiece!

Ok, well now I'm going to go recline on my new sofa and read some of my new book I just started. Also going to try and figure out a really nice meal to fix tonight to eat at our new table. Sean is on break from school so it will be nice to have a quiet family dinner! And no fighting over who gets to use the twirly computer chair! LOL
Now they will be fighting over the bench seat, which is the reason it is tucked under until needed!
Oh you sneaky, sneaky Mommy!!

Oh, I almost forgot to add 1 last pic!!
Caralyne and Pepper are having some seperation issues with the old couch leaving! She actually cried over it, and refused to come inside. Kids are great! I wubz my Caralyne, BUT the couch is GONE!


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