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Friday, January 29, 2010

A thought for you

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I just have to share with everyone that I am still feeling good. I take my vitamins religiously and I think that plays a big part in why I didnt get the sickies that Josh, Devin and my babysitting kids all had and I was exposed to over and over again! So here's my little piece of good advice Im throwing out there for all of you...TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!!!!

Im not a doctor and I dont play one on tv but I do truly think that by making sure that your body gets the vitamins it needs that it really does do your body good. Im not one that goes and gets the flue shot...actually Ive never had one. I just take my vitamins and I seem to be just fine. Ive always been around kids I used to actually work at a day care where I was subjected to all kinds of things and I never missed a day because I was sick!

There you go..that was my one piece of advise for you...oh and another little piece of advice...dont do this to your self ..its just WRONG!!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Somebody help me!!!

Both Devin and Josh are sick, Devin has been sick since Sunday and is finally feeling alot better and will probably return to school tomorrow. But now Josh is sick!!! He got sick during the night and ran a super high fever, which made it hard for either of us to get any sleep. So now Ive been exposed to whatever it is they have plus the little ones I babysit have been sick and Ive been exposed to that too!! Im usually really lucky and I rarely ever get sick (knock on wood) but man am I feeling a bit scared right now after being exposed to all these germs, lysol has become my best friend....Ive washed all the bedding, disinfected the house (especially the bathroom and beds) and Im hoping I got rid of all the germs

So say a little prayer for me.....

Friday, January 22, 2010

Doing a little catch-up

I keep saying Im going to get my butt back in gear and start posting on a regular basis but I have yet to start doing that, some in part to just feeling like I have nothing to write about and some in part to being really busy. As I stated before with babysitting, and working on three online stores and then trying to make time for the family I feel like all my time is used up. So today Im just going to give you a little catch up.

Last week-end we went and seen the movie Avatar if you have not seen it you should it is really a good movie. I wasn't sure it was going to be my thing but I knew that Devin was really wanting to see it, all of us walked out of there talking about how good it truly was. So if you are wanting something to do this week-end that is something thats well worth the money!

On Monday I received the prize I had won a couple months ago from one of my new bloggy friends Rebecca she had a give away for $40 that could be spent at her Partylite web store which you can check out by clicking here. OMG let me tell you these candles smell so good. It truly makes the whole house smell!!! And she is such a sweetheart I ordered what I wanted and said if there was anyway she could throw in a 6 pk sample of her favorite scented votives that would be awesome. She sent me TWO 6 pk samples!!! If you are like me and like your house smelling good all the time you have to go check out her store and order some candles they are amazing!

I had told you that Josh was going to work on quitting smoking, I want to share his progress with you because I think its awesome. He has gone from smoking 2 packs a day to now smoking ONE pack in 2 1/2 days!!! Is that awesome or what?!?! It hasn't always been easy we have banged heads a long the way but we finally found something that is working for him and Im so glad. I know him quiting isnt something thats going to happen over night but I think he's come a long ways so far and Im very proud of him.

Last night was my dads 61st birthday we had him come over and eat enchiladas with us and have some cake and ice cream and then we broke out the wii and had a bowling tournament, my dad use to bowl on a league a long time ago and hasn't since. I have to tell you it was so much fun watching him kick our butts in bowling. He was having such a good time now he wants to get a wii for himself!!! We just got the wii after Christmas, I wasn't sure that it was something that we really needed to have but Devin had saved his Christmas money and was about $50 short and thats what he really wanted to get so, Josh pitched in the rest and we became the proud owners of a wii. Of all the video games that we have owned so far I think this one is truly alot of fun. It gets you so involved in what you are doing thats it kind of like a work out while playing!!

Thats about I said my life isnt that exciting....oh if you havent checked out our main store for awhile go check it out we have become authorized dealers with some new places and are in the process of adding some new items. In the next few months we have lots of new items we will be adding so keep coming back!! If you see something you want use code "blog5" at checkout and save an extra 5% on your purchase!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

For you mom

Eleven years ago today I lost my mom. Growing up mom and I didnt always get along...we actually didnt get along at all! It wasn't until I was an adult and had kids of my own that we finally became the best of friends. She leaned on me while she battled 6 years of cancer and I stayed strong for her the whole time..even though it felt like I was dying inside.
I had her move in with us up until it was no longer feasible because she had lost the use of her legs and I was pregnant with Devin and there was no way I could help her up and down the stairs in our house. So I found a place that she could stay , I would take my new born Devin and go spend each and every day with her, up until it was time to go pick up his big brothers from school. And two nights of the week we would all go and spend hours with her.
Watching someone that you love so much slowly leave you is so heartbreaking. The feeling of wanting so much to be able to make things better for them and take away any discomfort they have but yet there is absolutely nothing that you can do is one of the hardest things in the world to deal with. I miss her so very much, and I cant even count how many times in the last 11 years that I have wished I could just pick up the phone and ask her a question. Just to hear her voice again would be so calming, to feel her hug again would do wonders for me. If even for a moment I could just look into her eyes and just get that feeling that everything would be alright ,would be so amazing. But for now I hold on to her memory and hold her close to my heart.
This week-end we went to put out flowers for her, Devin and I built her a small little snowman. We forgot our gloves so we froze our hands off , but I knew that she was looking down at us and just smiling at how silly we were and that in return made me smile.

I love and I miss you Mom, as much today as I did the day you first left.

God saw you getting tired. When a cure was not to be, He closed his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me". In tears we saw you sinking. We watched you fade away. Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping so peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back to suffer so again. So keep your arms around her Lord, and give her special care. Make up for all she suffered and all that seemed unfair.

If Roses Grow in Heaven

If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.

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Friday, January 15, 2010


Just wanna say THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY!!!! There just seems to be some weeks that it feels like Friday is never going to get here and for me it was one of those kind of weeks....though its only 12:30 in the afternoon where I live I am honestly thinking about how glad I am that Friday is FINALLY here!!!
Our only plans that we have for the week-end is going to see Avatar with Devin, has anyone else seen it, if so what did you think??? We have heard it is really good so we decided we best check it out and see what our opinion is, because honestly our opinion counts so very much!!! hehe

So what about you have any week-end plans??????

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hump day!!!

I love Wednesday, just being that much closer to the week-end is such a good thought!!!

Im sorry I haven't been writing as much I seem to have hit a spell where I cant think of a thing to write life seems pretty boring right now. I mean its busy, Im babysitting every day like I have been for years, Im busy with Devin and the older boys. Josh and I have now opened up our third online store. So we are busy just don't feel that I have anything interesting to write about. Does anyone else get this way???

Monday, January 11, 2010

UGH its Monday

Just wondering...does anyone else feel the same way as I do????

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A little catch up....

Wow its been a looooong time since Ive been on here and actually wrote something more than a quick hello to let you know I was still alive. I do apologize and I do have to say thanks for sticking around and seeing if Id return..and also for those of you that sent me little emails or text messages to see if I was ok. Nothing makes you feel better than knowing that someone out there misses you. I kind of got off the bloggy track when Josh lost his job I guess I felt I didnt know what to write about and I wanted to just concentrate on what to do next. He still doesnt have a job, not even any bites, which is a little sad but on the other hand its been nice having him around to fulfill my "honey-do" list..hehe We did REALLY well with our online store over the Christmas season, honestly it was a heaven sent. And to start the new year off right we got in with a couple new suppliers and have even added a merchant account so we can now take credit cards. For us this is very exciting, so I just wanted to share it with everyone.

My boys (Kody 21, Devin 11, Dakota 20)

Our holidays were spent at home, Josh making all the meals and I making all the goodies to eat....we had his parents, my dad and my three boys here, it was nice. Lots of food...lots of game playing..lots of movie watching....lots of laughs and to me thats what the holidays should be about anyway. Kody has been here at home during his whole Christmas break its been so nice, I know when he leaves this week-end Im going to feel like Im going thru what I went thru when he first left home to go to college...ugh Im such a cry-baby!!! But this time with him has been so nice, and he has given Devin so much attention Im thinking he's going to be crying right along with mom when Kody goes back to school. Dakota had to leave us the day after Christmas as he just started a new job and didnt have any extra time off. But we enjoyed having him home for a couple days too!!

Now its the New year.....boy am I hoping this year is better than the last one!!! Josh and I decided that we were going to try doing something about all the extra weight we have put on. I have actually gone up TWO sizes since Ive been with Josh....UGH!!! Its all the good cooking HE does..Im not even lying!! So we decided to start eating lighter..drinking lots more water...and exercising. AND Josh has decided to stop smoking! Im really excited about this one, as Im not a smoker and I worry alot about his health. Its only been a few days and its not been the easiest thing to deal with but we are both determined to make these changes in our lives.

Taken BEFORE we had too much to drink

Devin having fun with the party hats

Kody bringing in the New Year with mom!!

Nothing like a few drinks and a snuggie to keep you warm..hehe

Right now we are dealing with below zero temperatures, winds blowing 35 mph, trees covered with ice, snow covering the ground, the lights have been flickering all day...oh I just love winter time in Nebraska!!!!! (NOT)

Friday, January 1, 2010


Tell me what did you do to bring in the new year???