Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dear Princess M


Mother’s Day Mania!!!


Dear Princess M,

As I write this letter to you, I have Billy Joel playing in the background and I am thinking of my own mom. I wish she could be here to know you. She would love to hear you talk about your love of reading (which you no doubt got from her!!). Or about your friends at school, and how much you love cheerleading. Or that they are cleaning out the city pool and how you just can’t wait till it opens!!!


I have to admit I also wish she was here so I could ask her if she thinks I’m doing an OK job with you. I try so very hard to make sure you feel loved and safe. I hope someday you look back on your childhood and smile.


You are the one that gave me the name “Mommy” and the sound of it is so sweet, it truly melts my heart. I want to leave you with my alltime favorite quote, then I gotta run cause you want to play connect four!!

“The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed,
but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

You are my world, my heart and my life. You and your brother are truly the reason I am here.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Five Question Friday!!


1. Do you sing out loud in the car when you're driving?

All the time!

2. What would you never be caught doing?

Smoking. I quit almost 2 years ago, and I will never go back..ever!

3. Will you go #2 in a public restroom?

Only in a dire emergency…gross!

4. Have you ever broken a bone?

My right index’s still crooked

5. Do you prefer cooking or baking?

I truly hate baking…for two reasons. One being I can’t eat that kind of food, when I’m trying to lose weight. And two, It’s too precise for me. The only reason I ever do bake is for Princess M’s benefit~

Friday, March 12, 2010

5 Question Friday!!!!

My Little Life

I sure do love me some 5QF…head on over to Mama M’s house (and by house, I mean blog) and join in the awesomeness that is 5 Question Friiiiiday!

1. How much time do you spend on the computer a day?

More time than any human should! I am overly connected…!

2. Will you pay for your children's college or raise them to pay for their own way?

If we hit the lottery then of course. The reality is, no we probably will not pay for their college tuition. But we will most definitely help out as much as we can.

3. Have you ever been in a car accident?

Yes! And it was a bad one too. We T-boned a car going about 45 mph. Their fault, not ours. Long story short? I was outta work for about 3 months and we got a nice settlement.  The end.

4. What is your favorite book?

Hands down..The Notebook. No wait!! Twilight. Yeah, for sure, it’s Twilight. But then there’s Sunshine..That was a great book! Well then there’s just about every novel by Jodi Picoult..IDK…I just love to read.

5. Do you make your bed everyday?

No I do not! But I sure do preach to my 6 year old about making her’s. And that my friends, is why I'm the Mother!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another angel got her wings

I don’t think I’ve ever been this upset over someone I had never met before. (Except for Kayleigh Anne Freeman, the 1lb miracle)

Sweet, innocent, 2 year old  Layla Grace has lost her battle with Neuroblastoma.

I have to be honest.  I believe in God..I pray. I just don’t know how or why God would take such an innocent little life. I know ALL life is precious. But a child is something different. A child is a CHILD!!

I am just so upset. I was so hoping for a miracle, as I’m sure the parents of this angel were too.

Since I can not be there to attend the celebration of life for Layla, I am going to release pink balloons in her honor on Saturday afternoon with my little ones. Then I will hug them and hold them and tell them how very much I love them!!

God bless you sweet Layla Grace. You’ve touched my heart so very deeply. I will always remember you, and I never even “knew” you.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It’s about what I DO have..not what I don’t.

I was watching the movie Precious last night, and it just made me so sad. I know I had it pretty rough as a kid, but then you see something like that and realize there is always someone who’s problems are bigger than your own.

That’s why nowadays I really try to look at what I do have, instead of what I don’t have.

I do have an amazing husband that works hard for us and loves his children.

I do have a home, and it’s filled with love and warmth.

I do have clean clothes on my back.

I do have food on the table every night.

I do have things that may seem so simple to you and I, but are huge to others. Running water, heat, a bed.

I do have my health. And my teeth! :0)


Until next time, don’t forget to floss!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A party fit for a Princess.

She’s been asking for what seems like FOREVER to have a party at Chuck E. Cheese. So little Princess got her wish!

Madison and Chucky

All of her friends came to celebrate!


She got to go in the Ticket Blaster!


Got tons of presents!

Mad and Prents



zu zu excitement

Zu Zu pets 

I’m glad she had such a great time!

Mad and Mommy




Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So much tragedy...thank God for healthy babies..

I have stumbled across quite a few blogs over the past few year that deal with a lot of tragedy in peoples lives. It just makes my heart ache.
Before I even found Mckmama. I came across Kayleigh Anne Freeman. Such a sweet angel, taken home all too soon. Through Kayleigh's blog I found Stellan, who by the grace of God is such a miracle boy!! And I believe that through Mckmama I also found Matt Logelin, who's wife passed away shortly after having their beautiful daughter Maddie.
And now I have come across Layla Grace. Sweet beautiful Layla Grace, whom I can't seem to get out of my head. I have been thinking about this wonderful little one, who will soon leave this world and go to the next, and it completely breaks my heart.
I am so thankful for my healthy children. I watch them sleep, play, laugh...and I am overcome with such a joy to have them in my life.
I think we should all just take a minute and thank God for having such healthy amazing kids!!
And please keep Layla Grace in your thoughts and prayers.

Until next time, don't forget to floss!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Swee Layla Grace

As an avid follower of Mckmama, I was introduce to this blog.
Please stop by and read Layla Grace's story. Keep her in your prayers..and pray like crazy for a miracle!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm sick of being sick

Everyone in our house is sick!
It all started with a little runny nose on Prince thing you know...we're all coughing and can't breathe!
And now as I type this, my ears feel clogged. Great! Just what I needed on top of everything else. And ear infection.
Excuse me while I scream at the top of my lungs!
Thanks! Now I feel better..well only a little.
Hopefully we will all be feeling better soon. This Sunday is Princess M's birthday party. And at Chuck E Cheese no less.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Until next time, don't forget to floss!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Debt free are we!!!

I am so proud of the Mr and I!! We have finally paid off all of those pesky credit cards!! Yep! All the credit card debt is gone!! Outta here!! I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. It's awesome!
So hopefully that means this time next year we will start house hunting! I am so excited for that! To finally own our own home?? That would truly be a dream come true for me!
We may also have some exciting news from Mr. G really soon! Keeping my lips sealed and fingers crossed on that one for a while...I guess you'll have to stay tuned to find that one out.

Kiddies are amazing..everyone is just getting over a nasty cold and awaiting springs arrival. Hopefully it will get here sooner rather than later.

Until next time, don't forget to floss!!!