Friday, February 29, 2008


I had to get on here and clear out some emails so my mailbox wouldn't remain full, yes I know insane as it is with a limit of 1000, it was full when I got on here. I have this terrible habit of saving emails, thinking I'll go back to them, but rarely if ever do. I NEED to just delete it all, but not tonight.

If you'd say a prayer for me. I'm not positive what I have. This morning when I got up at 7, moved out to the livingroom  and was laying on the loveseat and just could not stop shivering, and was covered with 3 blankets. I took my temp and it was 102. About 10 am I started sweating buckets and thought maybe my fever was finally breaking, no such luck. I have just horrible all day, fought a migraine all day as well. Then add on the sinus infection I have, and no I have not been able to get into the dr for it either, and I'm just not dragging 3 kids to the ER with me over it. This evening Emma and I took a bath together, she's been fussy all day, I think she feels fine honestly, just a reaction to Mommy not being able to hold her as much as she normally does. She absolutely loved the bath, as she always does, but it wasn't so relaxing for me...trying to keep her sitting up and keeping her toys right by her, plus I was dealing with chills while in the tub. The boys were very helpful today, well Jacob was with Emma especially. He did all he could to keep her entertained throughout the day and evening. I am wanting to get him something special for being such a great brother and helper to me.

Chad comes home on Tuesday. Oh I can not wait! I miss him so much and have not talked to him in days. I miss hearing his voice. I am blessed with my husband. He's a great man who loves me and adores me, far more than I deserve. He puts up with a lot from me, and then turns around and gives me even more! He's an excellent father. If I could have looked at the future and picked a Daddy for my children, it would have been him.

I am praying I feel better tomorrow. I really need/want to get our bedroom cleaned up. I have tons of clothes to put away, I need to vaccuum, want to get rid of things that are nothing but clutter, and make it more peaceful. I am hoping before he leaves we can paint the room. I plan on getting us new bedding once he's deployed and just making our room a place to rest and feel's absolutely NOT that. My mother would absolutely be aghast if she saw my room right now! LOL :) Anyways, I have things I really want to do so I NEED to feel better, plus it's really hard being a Momma when you can barely lift your head up at times throughout the day.


Ok thank you for the prayers. I'm going to take another bath here just me alone, and then off to bed.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Today has been one of those days I just really miss Chad. It's silly really because he's only out in the field, yet I guess it's because I KNOW what's coming. I know he's leaving for 15 months and I'm not ready for him to leave.  I'm looking forward to his return in early March. I can say this field problem has felt like forever. Normally they go pretty quickly, but I think that since I've been sick almost the whole time he's been gone and at least one of the kids has been battling something too, it's just made it feel longer. Just a little over a week and he'll be home again thankfully!


My mom called me tonight to tell me she got all my birthday gifts finished and they're going out to the mail on Monday. She has an embroidary machine and so she makes tons of awesome things. I am getting a couple shirts and then a couple framed items, one being one that has "Recipe for an Army Wife", she actually started crying as she was reading to me what it said! Let me tell you first off that in itself is really huge. My mom has never really gotten what it is to be a military spouse. She's always tried to compare the 3 yrs my dad had a job where he traveled as similar. There were times he'd be gone for a week or two at a time, but reality is he was never off in a war zone! I still don't think she "Gets" it, and part of it is because she's not a military wife, never has been, never will be...the other part is she just simply does not WANT to get it. Let me say that Chad and I could not be more opposite from my parents! We're both very conservative, Republican's....mine are moderates and that's being kind and although they both say they're "idependent" and vote for who they like the best no matter what party, the reality is they're Democrats. The ONLY time I've known them to vote Republican is for the local Sherrif election! THE ONLY TIME! They've never been big in the whole "support your troops" thing. My brother was in the Army years ago, but even if he were still in, I don't really see them being much different. When Chad deploys he will get a card here and there, some emails, maybe one or two care packages (aks birthday and Christmas gifts!). That's it (oh and his family is just as bad, if not worse!!)...but anyways back to my point, my mom's never acted like the fact that we're an Army family is anything out of the ordinary,'s just simply our life. While it is just that, our life is anything but ordinary at times! Like deployments! We're about to embark on our 5th deployment. That's no small feat. So anyways, the point that my mom actually made something that has anything to truly do with our life, is HUGE to me. The fact that she got emotional, is even bigger. When I get the gifts, I'll take pictures and show them off! :)

I can't remember if I wrote about it or not, but basketball is over! Yippee!! Jacob did not have a good coach this year. He was young, single, inconsiderate, and just got on my last nerve. He didn't show up to 2 of their practices and never informed anyone! He also argued with another parent/friend over the snack issue, which in the grand scheme of life, not a big deal...but in pee wee basketball HUGE! LOL He had to be put into his place over the snack thing. He also was caught lying, by me and that just was really the clincher of the season. I still had Jacob thank him for coaching. Baseball starts up next month, we already know who his coach will be so it'll be better that way! Chad was Jackson's coach, so no complaining there! LOL Well other than about our child who decided he really didn't want to play, only wanted the jersey! LOL To be 4 I tell you! LOL Both boys are playing baseball so hopefully it all goes well!

Emma's great. She's still not fully crawling, although she can get anywhere she wants with her little army crawl, lunge thing she does and she's now discovered how to crawl up us when we're sitting on the floor! She did it to Jacob today and he was freaking out! She crawls up you and then gets herself into the standing position. She's so tiny, she just does not look like she has any business doing all the things she's doing. She's my smallest baby yet in height and weight! I can't believe she's 6 1/2 months old. Where has the time gone? It's truly just flown by.

I'm including pictures, some are from Valentine's Day, some are from a day we went out the the lake, etc.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Whisker's is Home!

I called the Vets office first thing this morning to see if anyone had informed them they either had her or brought her in, and no one had contacted them. They took my info though and I described what Whisker's looks like and they said they'd call if she was  brought in or called they found/had her. So then I told Chad to go knock on our neighbors doors, don't ask me why I did not do this last night, but I didn't. So he did and our 1st floor neighbor had found her! They had a friend over and they took her home with them last night. They had asked my 2nd floor neighbor and he told them we didn't have any pets, which is why they didn't bother knocking on our door! :) So 1st floor neighbor called their friend and over lunch my 1st floor neighbor (the husband) and their friend (soldier) brought her home! The guy who kept her overnight said she scared their dog! ROFL! I said "yes, she beats up our other cat" and he said he could believe it, she's a toughy! LOL!

The boys both said they were so happy she's home and Jacob said he was trying not to cry, so they're not heartless boys! LOL Whew! I'm so relieved that she's home and she's ate, and actually now that I look at her, she's tracking down Pounce, I'm sure to start a fight. Speaking of Pounce he was so happy she was gone last night! ROFL He was actualy social!

Well, I'm finishing up lunch! Thanks for all the kind words so many of you gave!

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I'm private, so you may need to reset your alerts, but it's official. If you're here it's because 1 you're a good friend or I'm giving you a chance. If you don't leave at least a few comments so I can get to know you in the next couple weeks, I'll be removing you (if I don't know you that is). Also if you have a journal, leave me a link and I'll go visit.

I am going to be more open now that I'm private, will share more personal things, and more pictures of my babies.

God Bless

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Last Entry before going Private

So tomorrow morning (Germany morning) I'm going private, so leave me a comment if you want to remain a reader. There's a few of you that I do not know, you've never commented, and I don't know you from anywhere else, so I am debating on you. It's nothing so much against you persay other than I just simply don't know if you do come along, my request is that you comment from time to time, let me know who's reading. Honestly it freaks me out a bit to think I have people reading and looking at my pictures who never comment, even once. I do get it, there's been journals in the past that I've read and never really commented, but if I'm going to "let you in" let me know who you are ok!?! Then there's some friends ;) who read and never say a flippin' word and freak me out because I didn't even know you knew I was here! LOL (CoughMelissaCough) ROFL! Love ya girl!!


Anyways it's been a crazy day. Chad called, twice today actually which was great. I don't know if we'll get to talk to him again before he comes home from the field, he said he'll try, but we'll see. Also Whisker's, Santa's present...she got out. I have been doing laundry all day and and at one point the door got left open and she must have gotten out. I'm so absolutely sad over this, the boys seem to care less, which really ticks me off, but maybe they're just being optimistic and reality hasn't set in that she may not come back. We looked up and down the apt building stairwell, in the basement, and of course I've called for her outside. She is chipped, but I hadn't went to the VETS to update everything, but my hope is she is either hanging around outside tomorrow, or she gets taken into the VETS office and they let me come and get her. B knows she's missing, so she said in the morning when she takes her son to school they'll be looking out for her. PLEASE will you all pray that she comes back. I really love this cat. She actually will cuddle with me, plays with toys, lets the kids touch her, etc. If she'd just get along with Pounce she'd be perfect. I'm really hopeful that she returns. I'm going to knock on my neighbors doors tomorrow too and see if they happened to get her.

Well, I need to get to bed soon...;)

I've done so good this week at going to bed earlier and I've actually been falling asleep at a decent time, which is amazing in and of itself. I want to stay in this habit so when Chad comes home I'm going to bed not too long after him. He'd appreciate it I know.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Going Private

Ok so I've decided to go private. Mostly because of all the pictures I share here of my children, and just really feel it's time. So if you want to keep being a reader email me or leave a comment. I'll leave it public until Friday or Saturday morning. The deployment journal will be public, but no names other than mine and Chad's will be used and no pictures of the kids there ever.

If you're a lurker and haven't commented, leave me one or email me and I may let you remain with me! :) I'm a pretty nice girl most of the time!

Monday, February 18, 2008


Today we had a great day. We went to this place called Tuckerland's. They have these totally enclosed tramploline's, go carts, rock/wall climbing, ball houses, things to climb through, a baby area, pedal cars, tractors, etc, basketball and soccer area, oh and freakishly fast slides! The kids had been before, Chad took them (the day after we returned from Venice), but Emma and I had stayed home, since I couldn't bare to put her back in her hated carseat! LOL It opened at 2 and around 6. The kids ran themselves ragged. They had so much fun, and that includes Emma! We went with my friend B and her 2 kids. When we got home I read the kids a story and they went to bed. No talking, just went straight to bed! They were asleep before 8 pm! That may be a new record! LOL This week is filled with a couple different drs apts, PWOC, a baby shower, and Hospitality House.

Basketball is over with!!!! I admit I'm totally thrilled that it is. It went I guess well over all, just did not care for Jacob's coach. He was young, single, and very inexperienced. I've NEVER complained about a coach (even when it wasn't Chad! LOL) but this guy just simply didn't show up to 2 of the practices and on the 2nd one I was standing there with one of our Sports guys called him and the next night at the game he totally lied. He got called out, but that in itself just speaks volumes. I don't want someone who can't just own up and admit he made a mistake...having influence over my child. It's over though and I'm glad. Next up is baseball. We already know how the boys coach will friend and Chad is going to be her assistant! Chad will leave before the season is completely over, but this still lets Chad coach which he enjoys, while not having to worry about being there when it's time for him to leave, plus we get a coach's discount and hey every little bit we can save I'm all for! I'm going tomorrow to sign the kids up for that!

Chad's out of contact for the next 2 weeks. It stinks, but the Battalion Commander said no cell phone use for these next 2 weeks. It stinks, but we'll suck it up. It'll be good preperation I suppose. It does annoy me though. The reality is, they're going to be gone for 15 months with limited contact, so when they're less than 2 hours drive from us, let us at least be able to recieve a phone call from our soldier to tell us hi when they DO have downtime. I don't expect a phone call during training, that's unnecessary and dangerous possibly, and distracting. But it's not like they're going 24 hrs, they get down time to eat and sleep so if they want to use some of their personal time to call home and talk to the kids and/or wife/husband let them. I am selfish and want to hear my husband's voice everyday, if possible. The fact is my kids, well Jackson just does not understand why he can't call Daddy, when he's just in the field. I tell him the truth, that Daddy's boss said no one can call home. He asked me "Does that mean he can't call home either"? "I told him, it better!". ;)

Tomorrow isn't too busy  outside of the home. Jacob has a drs apt. I think his allergies are messing with him, so hopefully they can get him on some meds and get that sorted out. Otherwise it'll be cleaning and laundry here! Oh the good times never end I tell you! LOL

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I know a few of you know, and some of you may have guessed, but this is the first time I believe I've officially written here....Chad's heading back to the desert. He'll be leaving late spring. We've known for months. Really we've known since they returned Oct. 2006, it was just a matter of it coming down "officially", it officially came down a few months ago (before Thanksgiving). We have not told the boys yet, we'll tell them next month when Chad comes home from the field.

This will be his 3rd trip over there. He's actually going to a different post than he's been that's a perk (he says! LOL). He's slated for 15 months. Now I am asking you all to please do NOT Say a few things in the comments.

1. Maybe he'll only stay for 12 months.

           a. We're realists. We've been married for almost 11 yrs and Chad's been in for almost 14. What we've learned is this...don't count on anything until it happens. Even if we were told 12 months throughout it, I would absolutely NOT believe it until that man was standing in front of me in the gym at the Welcome Home Ceremony. It's the Army, this is just how it works. I don't live on "maybe's or what if's". It's a delusional way to live and it's a naive, young Army wife way to live and all it does is set you up for pain IF you convince yourself of something that's not 100%!

2. DO NOT SAY "When we get a NEW President they'll come home, because that's what so and so says". Ok one, learn how the government works. It's Not JUST the president's call. It has to be over-viewed by the military intelligence, advisors, etc, go to senate/congress, etc. It's not going to JUST happen because we have a new President. Again this falls under the first, it's living in delusion.

3. "Well it should be easier, you've been through it before". You send your husband off to a foreign war-torn country and let me know how easy it is for you ok? Do I know what to expect, yes. Have I been through it before...yes! Does it make it any easier, in some ways, but not in so many others. I'm prepared for what I'm/we're about to go through and again....I'm prepared for what we're about to go through. NOT easy people!


I'm sure there are other things, those are my top 3 though! LOL I'll be starting posting back up in our deployment journal once he's gone again. No idea if Chad will be able to write or not. I really, really want him to, but I'm not holding my breath! LOL


So what do I need/desire?

Your prayers

Your Love

Your support

When Chad's deployed if you'd like to send him letters, that'd be so wonderful. Carepackages are nice as well, but I'm not asking for that...just words of encouragement. Hand written notes to let him know he matters, you're praying for him, etc.


So....there it is! I'll keep you updated as time goes.


God Bless




What's REALLY Important

You stay up for 16 hours.
He stays up for days on end.

You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.

You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.

You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.


You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

You rollyour eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

If you support your troops, the click "reply to poster" copy all the codes, and repost the bulletin.

If you don't support your troops well, then don't re-post. You won't die in 7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the worst day ever. You don't have to repost. It's not like you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Still Sick

My body is aching, my throat is raw, coughing constantly, sneezing a lot, eyes are dry, itchy, and hurt as well. I'm going to bed here very soon. I'm thankful I'm not vomitting or anything, but dang. Oh and my voice comes in and out.

My friend B bought me some Cranberry juice, it's my favorite and I also feel a UTI coming on, so hopefully I can ward it off.

Emma is nursing like a maniac, which is why my back is killing me I know. She's not sick and neither are the boys which I'm VERY thankful for. Today I also had the chills so although I desperately wanted to open a window to get fresh air in, I just could not do it. I was sitting there shivering, covered up with a blanket and kept debating on getting another one. I ended up taking an insanely hot shower (yes I know not actually good for you, but it did feel soooooo good!) I'm thinking of taking a hot bath before heading to bed for the night to help ease my back pain, and see if I can find my heating pad...I haven't used it since before I was pg with Emma!


Speaking of Emma, she had her 6 month well baby today. She's up to 16 lbs and 26 inches long...exactly in the 50% on both. Absolutely perfect and wonderful. The dr who saw her just loved her, kept laughing at how expressive she is and was amazed at all she's doing.

Well, I'm off.

Thank you for the prayers.

Thursday, February 14, 2008



I'd like to say that I'm feeling all happy and stuff, but I'm not. Not just because Chad's out in the field and once again missed my birthday and Valentine's Day (I'm use to that really). Before I get into that though...thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a nice birthday. The Women's Conference went great both Friday night and Saturday morning. After the conference my friend B and I with our kids walked down to the Bazaar that was going on over the weekend. We spent the whole day and evening together. We left B's home at 11:20 that night! Got home and had messages from Chad, my parents, and my nieces. Got sang two via the phone from Chad and my nieces, so that was sweet. B gave me a gift cert. to  the day spa and she got me a little star from the bazaar. The next night the kids and I went back to her place after Awana, because she made a cake for me (plus after Church she took my boys...that was the best gift...I had a break).



So, Chad's been out in the field and still is. I've been an emotional mess. I know part of it is stuff that's coming up in our lives and I get like this, but there's just more to it. I'm also sick again. I haven't been sick so much in a season in so long. Since I lived with my smoking parents actually. A friend and I were talking about how we wonder just how damaged our bodies are from years of being exposed to those toxins and how much of it has late effects on our bodies, weaking our immune system, etc. Anyways...I have a cold. Losing my voice..again. My throat is killing me, I'm coughing up a lung, my head is hurting, eyes are sore and tired. I'm going to bed here in a few promise! :)



I wish I could find the words how I've been feeling. It's just so raw. Not knowing just who reads here, I'm hesitant to write too much too. This is my journal, but well there are just a lot of freaks in this world. I'm probably going to go private here soon. DO NOT email me right now if you want to be a reader, because I'm not doing it right now and my email box is full of enough. I'm probably going to wait through the weekend and then will put up the private post and collect names and go private a few days later.


Well...I'm off to bed. God Bless


Friday, February 8, 2008


The first part of the conference went great tonight! Let me tell you that if you've never just FELT GOD in a room with you, you're truly missing out. I could just feel him all around me tonight in chapel. Oh what an absolute blessing! First we had our local choir sing, well the ladies of the choir. They sang one song, then one of the ladies sat down and the other 2 sang a duet and it was beautiful. I just had chills and goosebumps all over my body. I just got them again thinking about it. One of the ladies just has the most amazing, beautiful, and powerful voices I've ever heard! What a loss the Gospel world has by her not being a recording artist. Yes she's seriously that good. Everytime I hear her sing I am just touched to the core. After they finished we had scriptural reading, then "C" played the piano. She and her husband who's a chaplain are both Korean. They were both born and raised there and actually had an arranged marriage. They DO love each other and had known each other since they were born. We definately live in culture! :) She plays just so beautifully. I always wanted to play piano and listening to her, it's testimony of WHY. When it's done well, it's just amazing. After she finished there was another scriptural reading and then I sang. No music was played...just me and the microphone and Emma who was being held by "B" was singing too! LOL I sang, Promise of a Lifetime by Kutless. I had just sang this on Wed. as my devotional for PWOC. I was supposed to sing "God of Wonders" but just really did not feel that was the song God meant for me to sing tonight. I prayed with my friend T who's the one in charge of the Conference and God made it VERY clearn during our prayer that this was the song I was to sing. So I sang it. Let me tell you, on Wed. in front our our intimate group of women who I'm friends with almost all of, my voice shook at various times, I got choked up a couple times...I did well, but it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. Tonight voice never shook. I kept hearing Emma and just found myself smiling and praising GOD while I was singing. I wanted this song to be all about Jesus. All about him, all about how he promised us he'd never leave us, that he's here always, that we can always count on him...I sang that song not to those beautiful women sitting in the chapel tonight, but I sang it to Jesus. I sang it to my savior, who has held me when I've been down on my knee's with my face in the floor. I sang it to him,as he held me when I couldn't hold myself up. I sang it to the one who has loved me through all my ugliness and still did not turn his back on me. I sang it to the man who holds my child in his arms and keeps her. Wednesday I sang it to the ladies, tonight I sang it to Christ and oh what a difference it made! After me, another scriptural reading and then the ladies who come to PWOC but go to the Free Gospel service did a Dance to a song called "Yes". WOW! Many of us were crying. I plan on getting this song, it's just amazing. The ladies danced this song as words. Four beautiful women, dancing for Jesus! We had a Poem read by our Board president and it was also beautiful. It was about being Quiet and just hearing God, listening to him. It was perfect. Then we had a Christian band. The lead singer is our Area Vice President. The bass player is OUR Ch. Assistant, so we all cheered quite loudly for him! ;) The band was great. Tomorrow the lead singer will be the guest speaker.

Oh, I forgot! We all got surpised too! One of our sisters and a precious friend of mine, they moved a week after she had her son, about 3 hrs away. (To another Army Post). Anyways, she came! She's going to be here until Wednesday! She walked up to me and I actually screamed out of Joy! I was so thrilled to see her! She wanted to surprise me! Her little boy has grown so much! He's almost 3 months old and just so beautiful! I just grabbed him from her! She couldn't believe how big Emma's gotten! She held her at the end of the evening and couldn't believe how active and vocal she is either! LOL!

Anyways, tonight was wonderful. Sorry no video of me singing to the one (I think Janis??) who asked! But here's the words to the song!


Promise Of A Lifetime Lyrics

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I have fallen to my knees
As I sing a lullaby of pain
I’m feeling broken in my melody
As I sing to help the tears go away
Then I remember the pledge you made to me

I know you’re always there
To hear my every prayer inside
I’m clinging to the promiseof a lifetime
I hear the words you say
To never walk away from me and leave behind
The promise of a lifetime
(2nd Part of Chorus)
Looking back at me
I know that you can see my heart is open to
The Promise of a lifetime

Will you help me fall apart
Pick me up, take me in your arms
Find my way back from the storm
And you show me how to grow
Through the change
I still remember the pledge you made to me

I am holding on to the hope I have inside
With you I will stay through every day
Putting my understanding aside
And I am comforted




I'm truly looking forward to tomorrow! Oh btw! Tomorrow is my birthday!! :) I'll be 31! :) I am finding I'm enjoying getting older, enjoying my birthday's! It's a blessing really. God has allowed me to live one more day, one more year. What a blessing that is! Have a fabulous evening!

PS, please keep Emily in your prayers. God knows what is going on, it's a good thing, it's TRULY a GOD thing...but just keep her in them if you would!

Women's Conference

I'm leaving in about 10 minutes for our Women's Conference that our PWOC is hosting! All the area PWOC's are going to be here. It's tonight and tomorrow morning! It should be good! I'm excited and praising GOD that we can share his Glory with our sisters! I'm singing a solo tonight, Promise of a Lifetime...acopela too! Pray for me if you would. Pray for my friend who's in charge of this and who's worked so hard on this event.


I'll try to update and write more later tonight!


God Bless


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Give away!!



Danielle's at it again! Go visit her!! :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

It's almost over

The weekend that is! I'll be watching the Superbowl here in an hour! I don't care really who wins. Either is fine with me. I would prefer it be the Chiefs, but well they hardly showed up this season so that wasn't going to happen! Of course those of you in the states don't have to stay up half the night just to watch the on the other hand do! The game starts as 12:10 am and since it's the Superbowl it lasts forever! LOL We don't get the commercials during the game either. :( We're supposed to get them afterwards, but I can't remember when they are airing, so I'll watch them online, although if they're like last years I don't want to waste my time, so those of you watching...give your thoughts on the commercials (don't ruin them for me though ok...if they're good!!).


Yesterday was Jacob's party. He had a great time! He invited 6 friends and they all ended up coming! One of them was late, but he ended up getting to stay the night. One of the boys who was iffy on spending the night, went home and then decided he wanted to stay the night so Chad picked him back up! They stayed up really late, but had a great time! They were all really great kids and I feel really blessed that Jacob has such good friends! He told me that it was exactly what he wanted! Let me tell you, this was much easier and cheaper than a big party and without a doubt Jacob enjoyed it far more! No theme...just home made pizza, cake which Daddy drew a dragon on, ice cream, and junk food! LOL They played PS2, played with his new presents, and watched movies. Chad aired up the airmattress in the playroom, set up the tv and ps2 in there and let the kids watch their movies in there. Lots of whispering and laughter! These are memories that Jacob will hold onto.

We had church today, the sermon was great. This afternoon/evening we had Awana. It was store night so the kids had a FABULOUS time! We came home, I made dinner...the kids are all in their beds and Chad's snoring on the couch! Life's as it should be right now.

No pictures from his party. I don't post pictures of our friends children here. They had a great time though!

God Bless

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Terry honored me with this award. Sooo nice! Thanks hon! So my job is to nominate 5 others. I know that quite a few blogs that I read have already been nominated so there's a chance I'll nominate someone who's been nominated...if so must been you're super dooper nice! LOL


Ok so here's my five, I hope you'll go read them if you can!

Kelly: I have been friends online and IRL with Kelly since our children died back in 2000. Joshua was a beautiful little boy who MADE Kelly a mother and she mothered him well! She's been my saving grace more times than she knows, she has made me laugh harder than should be allowed. She makes me think, laugh, smile, and at times cry. She's got a beautiful heart. She's an AMAZING Mother to her "Princess" who I adore as well! I've been lucky to have met Kelly in person a couple times. I love her and she knows it! Go check her out!

Kelly's Green Olives & Pickle Juice: This is my "other Kelly". She IS private but if you email her she might let you come on in and read her! She's sassy, brassy, and so funny! This is a woman who so often makes me laugh, who is preparing me for when my kiddo's turn into teens (because she shares those oh so fun stories!). She's a great person and wonderful friend! She's a Texas girl, so be ready for a ride!


Lori  is Private also. Again email her and she might let you come on in..she might not either! Lori is in Ohio so automatically she's crazy! LOL (My husband is too, I have rights there!). She's a fabulous mother who shares great stories of her two beautiful and adorable girls. She is honest and most of all she's a coutry girl and I mean COUNTRY as in music. She likes other types, but she LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES Country! She's funny, sweet, and well deserving of this reward!

Traci is a Northern girl living in the South, Tn to be exact. She's a homeschooling mom, real woman trying to balance life as it comes. She's got one of those journals that you just can curl up to and read! She's multi talented when it comes to hobbies. She's a woman who shows Christ through her words well.

Amanda is a wife, mother, and most of all Child of God who's doing the best she can to balance life as well as be an example to non-believers and/or those who are early in their walk with Christ. She loves to share her family and Christ! She's quickly became one of my favorites!


Once you have picked up your award from above ladies...pick 5 of your favorite blogs/journals and tag them!