"We love Him because He first loved us."

1 John 4:19

Stray Kitties!

Monday, June 30, 2008

We are officially the Feline County General Hospital. Mama kitties just come here to drop off their babies! So, this weekend I was 'kitty nurse'. We found 3, but my husband thinks there was 4. We have yet to find #4 and it is breaking my heart. I am not giving up though! They feel so much better now that they have been bathed, fed, & cuddled. It's amazing how calm they got after about 2 minutes. I would have assumed wild kitties would be meaner than mean. LOL! There are 2 orange males...very fluffy (insert awwww), and 1 calico female. I am going to keep them for 1-2 weeks and then off to new homes! I have already had to explain to Ashley that we are foster parents...just temporary until the adoptive parents come along. I explained how important foster parents are. She isn't buying it. LOL! I do have to admit, they are stinking cute! They already go potty in the tiny little litter box! (another awww) So tiny, and so smart! :D


Another Contest!

Time for another contest over at Secrets In The Sauce blog. Run on over and check it out! This weeks prize is an awesome purse! Right up my alley, don't you think? :D


Purse Challenge!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So, I was cleaning out my purse & adding the stuff to a new purse when I got an idea. I put all the stuff on top of my computer and took a picture. I thought it would be neat to see what different kinds of stuff we all kept in our purses. I challenge you to post a pic of your purse guts too!! :P

Here is mine:

If you post a pic on your page, leave your blog addy in a comment to this post. I will then add your link at the bottom of this post! So come on & join in the fun!! :P

***I have been asked about the knife, let me explain. Well, my Dad sometimes thinks I am his son. He bought the knife and gave it to me. When he did this, I said "What am I suppose to do with it, put it in my purse??". I threw it in there to be silly. Then I forgot about it. About a month later, I remembered it was in there when I needed to cut open a package from the post office. After that, I used it several more times to open things from the store, cut loose strings off clothes, and so on. I figured it was pretty handy, so I just kept it in there. LOL!


Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Watch out Kung Fu Panda!

Monday, June 23, 2008

There's a new sheriff in town!!

psssst...don't mind the hair, it was a long swimming day. :D


Pool fun!

On Saturday Mom came down with her friend Robert & his two girls. The girls wanted to come over and go swimming with Ashley. They are 5 year old twins, and super cute! They really haven't been swimming much in their life, and they had a blast! We couldn't keep the 3 of them out of the pool. It was very good for Ash. She never has anyone to play with. Her brother will play with her for about 10 minutes, then he's done. You know how older brothers are....mean. LOL! She was so sad when they left, she wanted them to stay. The money spent on that pool was the best money I have ever spent. It keeps my kiddos busy all summer! I did manage to snap a few pics of their excited little faces. LOL!



Saturday, June 21, 2008

Last night the kiddos and I decided to go to Moms for dinner. She lives about 20 miles away. You take the freeway 95% of the way. I am driving along and BAM!! I get pulled over!! No, seriously...pulled over by the Fuzz. I don't get pulled over. Not me. That's Ted's department. Not only did I get pulled over, I got a ticket!! A $242 ticket!! Now I have to give all my money to The Man.

I didn't even think to talk it out with him. All my blood rushed to my head, and I just kept trying not to cry. I wanted to play it cool in front of my kids. They seemed pretty nervous. The dialog between them was pretty funny. It went something like this: Ashley, "Bubba, how much is it gonna be...like $1000?". Dylan, "No way. It's gonna be waaaay more than $1000". Ashley, "What are we gonna do? Daddy only makes $60 a year!". Dylan, "I don't know, but Dad is gonna be mad.". Ashley, "What if she gets arrested?". Dylan, "I don't think she will." I ended that conversation with "Your Dad isn't going to be mad. He won't say anything. He will be laughing too hysterically to speak."

So, my 11 year perfect record is shot. Straight down the toilet it went. I hadn't been pulled over since I was 19 and I liked it! :( Now I am just a 'law breaker nancy'. I guess that will teach me to slow down and pay more attention. LOL! Damn it! :P

side note: my peeps don't think this layout suits me at all...and I agree. It's pretty, but not really 'me'. I will be making a new one today. It takes me a bit, so look for the change this afternoon. For those of you that are new to my blog....I change layouts a lot. LOL! I don't ever have anything for too long. :D

***edits all done. This layout is much more me. What do you think?


Blue Jays outlawed...

Friday, June 20, 2008


My little Miss was not happy. She made this for me for Mother's Day. Mr. Blue Jay decided to try and eat the happy little worm on the side. Chaos ensued. Hearts were broken. Plant life destroyed. Bird seed feeder moved. Blue Jays banned for eternity. No, not a good day on the front porch.


Friday's Foto Fiesta Finish

I have been thinking a lot lately about my little miracle boy. I don't ever want to forget where he came from. He is most certainly a walking miracle. Starting out in the world at less than 2 pounds, and now almost as tall as his Mama! I love you Dylan!!

If you would like to join in the F.F.F.F., head on over to Candid Carrie's blog!



Father's Day

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We had a pretty lazy Father's Day. My husband works a lot, and he just wanted to rest. The kids & I figured it was his day, his choice. :) We did take the kids to the park for an hour or so, and that was super peaceful. The sky was clear. The grass was green. The temp was perfect. It was an all around great park day! The kiddos took full advantage of the grassy hill. It was 'rolling races' all around! LOL!!


Little Me!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My mom scanned some kid pics of me, and I just had to post them!! LOL!! I laughed so hard. What a little ham! :D I can't believe how much my daughter looks like me! I never realized! I do have one comment about that first pic.....my fabulous-ness started very very early! :P


Love it!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

So...I am totally loving this new look! I know it may seem a bit 'loud', but that is me! :D I love flashy. It's part of my charm! LOL! I hope it doesn't scare anyone away. I think it's purdy! :) Shut up! It totally is! :P


Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

Friday, June 13, 2008

This picture itself isn't all that funny. When you throw in the dialog, it's a whole new ball game! While taking this picture, my 9 year old son came up to me and said "Good picture. We should call it 'Ashley & Daddy'." Boys, you gotta love them! LOL!!

If you want to play along, run over to Candid Carrie's blog!!


I've lost my mind!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Seriously...it's gone! I am a lunatic! LOL! When I was 11-13ish, I was obsessed with New Kids on the Block. Yes, I was one of those. I had my walls plastered with posters. I bought every magazine. I owned all the CDs. I even had little pins & patches that said "I love Joey". LOL!! Well, they have gotten together for a reunion album & tour. Now, when I first saw this on TV, I just laughed. Then I saw them on the Today show. Hundreds of chubby women in their 30's squealing like little girls! I thought it was ridiculous! Then I started watching them sing. OMG! I felt all giggly! Before I knew it, I was sitting on the edge of my ottoman right in front of the TV!! I can't help it! When their new video is on TV, I get a perma-grin and have to turn it up! I have reverted to a 12 year old girl!! It's like I am in a time warp! It's out of my hands! I have tried not to smile. I have tried not to love it. It's too big for me to stop! I still LOVE New Kids on the Block!! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! (that's the sound of insane laughter)



Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Snaaaaaakes!!! Aaaaaaa!!! Ok, ok...one snake. Still! Yuck! My husband & son are icky icky boys. They found a HUGE garter snake in the yard last night. Not really huge in snake standards, but huge for a garter snake. Not only was it big, it was super duper aggressive. It kept striking & biting. He thought he was a tough little sucker. I was totally freaked out that it kept biting Ted's hand. He said it doesn't hurt. He says their little teeth feel similar to a cat's tongue. I don't care how much it doesn't hurt, it's freakin creepy! My son thinks he is the next Crocodile Hunter. If he sees a snake/toad/frog he will dive across the yard to catch it. It grosses me the heck out!! I don't mind the frogs, they are kinda cute. Snakes are a whole different ball game! They give me the creeps! I will probably have snake nightmares for a month! LOL!! My boys played with the snake for about 5 minutes, then they let it go. No creepy snakes were harmed in the taking of these photos! LOL!!


Monday, Monday!

Monday, June 9, 2008

I hate waking up on Monday morning. I think I hit snooze 5-6 times this morning. LOL!! How was everyone's weekend? We didn't do much of anything. Saturday I went and hung out with Mom for a bit, and Sunday we did absolutely nothing! It was kind of nice. I think we all needed the rest. I was glad to get my little Miss Bentlee back this morning. I miss her over the weekends. I did some house cleaning yesterday, and I saved my bathroom for today. I knew I would be in there all day with Bentlee, so now I have something to keep me busy! LOL! She is in the middle of potty training, and goes to the bathroom every 10 minutes. We have to invent things to keep us busy in there. :) She is doing so good though! She probably only has one accident a day! Last week I only had one poopy diaper! Wooo!! She is soooo proud of herself. Just look at that face! Awww!!


My Mom got a blog!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

She did it! I went over to her house and helped her get it going. I can't wait for the updates! I love having somewhere else to hang out. You will have to go check it out. Leave her some comment love! :)



Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta

Friday, June 6, 2008

Over at Candid Carrie's Blog (http://carriestuckmann.blogspot.com/) she does this thing called 'Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta'. Every Friday blogs post one of their favorite pics & then let her know. She posts the links of all the blogs on her blog. It's just a fun way to get more blog traffic & to find some new places to check out. :)

Here is one of my favorites! This is my son Dylan, and I just love this picture because he looks so darn handsome. My little niece thinks he looks like Tarzan here. Handsome, handsome, handsome!! :)


Summer Vacation!

The kiddos are officially home! I have waited for this for 3 weeks. I was starting to really miss them. It gets so lonely without them to talk to. Or so I thought. This morning I woke up to screaming & arguing. It is now lunch time, and it really hasn't let up. They will go back and forth over the stupidest things. I really don't know if I will make it for the next 90 days. Insanity may just settle in. I can remember watching movies with siblings screaming over things like "She's looking at me!" "Quit touching me!" "Their breathing my air!" "Today is my day to sit on the couch!". I am an only child, so I used to think that was ridiculous. No way people actually argue over such lame things. Boy oh boy was I dead wrong!! So, if I don't make it....know that I loved you all. Please come and visit me at the psych ward. I like Hershey Kisses and my favorite flowers are lilies. Come prepared! LOL!!

Wish me luck......


Memorial Weekend

Monday, June 2, 2008

Hello! Sorry for the long delay in posts. I have been doing the 'migraine' thing, so I tend to stay off the computer during those times. I do give my apologies. Thanks for not sending out hate mail. LOL! I am back feeling the 'blogger' bug...you better watch out! Usually when that happens I change my layout....you will just have to deal with it. LOL!! Think of it as my very own internet 'barbie'...dress & re-dress! :D

Ok, back to the important stuff! This Memorial weekend was kind of whack. We didn't really do anything. On Saturday we had some crazy weather. It was a nice combo of rain/hail/wind/thunder/lightning. It was actually pretty fun. We just hung out outside and enjoyed it. Sunday we did nothing...nada...zilch. It was just a nice day to relax and catch up on some rest. On Monday we went to the fish ladder. I think its a fish ladder. LOL. I know that's what it is, but I don't know if people call it that. LOL!! Anyway, we got to see the huge salmon running. There were a few steelhead, but mostly salmon. Sometimes I forget how huge they really are.

Not really anything else going on. Ash gets to go to school all day this week. They are trying it out so that 1st grade wont be so shocking. Don't tell anyone, but I cried when she left this morning! :( She is usually here until 11 every day. I had to send her out the door at 7:45 this morning! :( Her mama can't handle her growing up.

Now onto some pics!

Here are some little video clips of the storm & kids in the storm. :)

These are some pics of the fish making their way through the ladder. I put Ash in one for size comparison. I never did get pics of the biggest 3. They were sneaky little things. LOL! Oh, and I got a neat pic of a crane. He was so cool to watch. He was quite the skilled fisherman. Last, but not least, I added a little video clip of the fish. It was just so much neater with movement. :)

I hope you all have a great Monday/Tuesday, and I shall be posting again soon! I promise it won't be such a long delay this time. :D


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