Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday Deals

I don't know if you are a Black Friday shopper or not....but I do know that I am! There is only one big bummer in my plans this year...I have to work. None the less, I don't have to be there until 7:30am, and well most of you know who do shop the sales, know they start at 5am! By golly I'll be there. Thank goodness I don't need too much, I can stay close to home, get what I need and get back just in time to work.

But what if you're not the get out and go type? There are a LOT of sales going on right here on the Internet! Here are just a few that I'm sure to check out! And the best part most of them start at if you're still up late cleaning up after your Thanksgiving feast (which I'm sure I will be considering we're having dinner) you can check them out, and get the best deals!!!!

First up, check out Kandy Kisses they're having a great giveaway every hour, all you need to do is go on over and get yourself some tickets!!!

Next up we've got Creme de la Gems she makes SUPER cute handmade Christmas ornaments and they're just TOO DIE FOR! Check out their GRAND opening of their new website...opening up at Midnight!

And last but not least you HAVE TO check out The Vintage Pearl, she's got an awesome etsy shop with some great jewelry, and well I can tell you it's what I'm asking for for Christmas this year. She's got great things, and I especially love her mom jewelery. Any who check out her sales...which by the way won't be open until Midnight Thursday as well!!!!


If you haven't noticed I've been doing some changes around here...I'm not finished, and not yet satisfied. But I'm going to try and be done with them soon!!!!!! Stick with me, and hopefully I will have this up and running the way that I want it!

Everyone, have a safe holiday, and don't forget to Thank the Lord for all you've been given.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not Me Monday

It's been a while since I did one of these, but I've been meaning to. So here are a few of my Not Me's that I have most certianly NOT done recently!

I did NOT take my newly walking toddler outside, when she clearly had a cold, to play in the leaves on a windy day, with only a stocking cap and sweatshirt that I could take pictures. And well just so you know, those pictures did NOT turn out super cute either!

I did NOT let my daughter take a long nap, which by the way was WAY late in the afternoon, and almost till dinner time. I also DID NOT stay up later with said daughter because she couldn't sleep at 12:30...and when it was time for me to go to sleep, I most certianly DID NOT put a screaming toddler in her bed, in the same room as her sister, and let her cry to sleep.

I most certianly did NOT stay up WAYY too late working on a special project for two special someones, and then let the sleep deprovation get the best of me.

This week before church, I did NOT bribe my children with "If you're good in church we'll go get lunch at McDonalds." I also was NOT that mother you saw carrying out a screaming toddler, about 45 minutes in, because really shouldn't I teach my chilren we don't get our way in church? I also did NOT give in when we left and buy them luch. . .but I DID stick to my wasn't McDonalds, even though I thought better of it.


Well that's what I haven't done this week, but here's something that you should do!!!

There is this great blog that is having an awesome giveaway....and well I'm hoping to win....but I'm willing to share the chance with you!!! Comeon go on over and check out the Cloth Diaper Wisperer it's a great blog with all kinds of Cloth Diaper info and products!!! You can enter to win this great lot!!

Ultimate Fluff Friday

Also there is another fun giveaway going on over at 3 Little Flowers. She's giving away 100 Mommy cards!!!! Comeon you know you want to go on over and check her out!!!!


I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Sky, I was the winner of one of her recent giveaways, and I can't wait to share what I won with Dahrran!!!! Also you really need to check out her blog, not only does she have TWO fun give aways going on, she's got a beautiful family! So come on check out her blog, and be sure to enter to win both of these GREAT Prizes! As I've said before, I really want to win them myself, but this is the season for giving, and I'm giving you the chance too!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

This was about a month ago, but I'm just now getting to the pictures!!! Happy Birthday Dad!!

Hey you think those are trick candles? They keep relighting...and Dahrran kept blowing them out!!!
Anyone know what this is...? or what it's for? It's butter, and in my family we have this tradition of buttering people's noses on their birthdays! It's always fun to try and surprise the birthday person!

My dad even helped MacKenzie reposition the butter after it started to fall off her finger! What a great sport! She thought it was so funny though that she got to get Grandpa!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I didn't get a chance to put up the kid's pictures from Halloween because we left the next morning. I'd found the cutest outfit for Kaitlynn when way back in September. When I'd brought it home, MacKenzie was so upset because SHE wanted to be a butterfly. I set out on a search for another butterfly costume that was just as cute, and just a few days later I came across this one!

Dahrran of course had to make it complicated again on me, and wanted to be an elephant! I couldn't find a coustume, and so I decided to atempt it myself. I wasn't exactly estatic over how it turned out but Dahrran was, and that's all that matters!!!

Guess What?

Guess what little Miss Kaitlynn learned to do? Yup you guessed it, walk!!! It's a great thing, and I'd recomend any parents who want their little one that is close to walking, to walk, to spend the night/day in a hotel! The closeness of everything gives them great sense of security, and maybe just maybe it will get them to walk...It worked for Kaitlynn!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I know I know

We've been home for a week officially in a few hours, and I still haven't told you that we're here!!! It's amazing how much life passes you by when you decided to go on "vacation." I didn't really want to blog about our trip until I could get some pictures for you all to see.

Our trip was over all great. Other than staying for two extra days, it was our best trip. Kaitlynn on the other hand wasn't the best trooper this time around. For her it was the worst trip she's had, ridding wise! We couldn't keep her occupied more than a few minutes before she'd start screaming. Needless to say she ended up fussing herself to sleep more than once.

We did find out that this is her last helmet, which I think I mentioned in my last post. So it is a big relief for us to know that we are offically done with the stinky hard plastic that has hindered many a cuddles. As I told Joel tonight, when we were making supper, "knowing that this is her last helmet, makes me want to make sure she wears it all the more. I then know that I'll have no regrets (which we don't!!!)." Knowing that it's her last, it makes it easier to plan our lives. We feel free! It's really hard to explain, but once you've been through it all you just get it!

So what have we been doing since we got home? Cleaning mainly, getting back into routine of school, preschool, ccd, work, and babysitting. We got to take the kids to Grandma & Grandpa's house for some late Trick-o-Treating. And we got to visit some friends today, or shall I say meet some new friends!

Errands are never fun, unless you have something to look forward to. Well I found out a while back that we don't live far from Jenny. And it just so happens that she has a MacKenzie as well. Jenny and her husband make wickless candles, and have just reopened their new website! Well I've been wanting to get my hands on some of them for a while, but since I knew we lived so close I was being cheap, and not wanting to pay shipping. We had tried to get together one other time, but her littles ended up not feeling well. I was SO excited when she emailed me today and said that they'd be home and I could stop by before I ran my errands! Not to mention the two MacKenzie's were excited as well! What else could make it better than finally getting my hands on 4 little goodies!!!!!

Let me just tell you, they smell incredible!!!! I loved all the scents and surely will have to get some more. You have got to go check them out!!! I got the Brandied Pear, Christmas Splendor, Harmony Grove, & Cinnamon Bun. I couldn't decide which one I wanted to put on the warmer first, but Brandied Pear managed to make it's way there. I'm thinking of putting the Cinnamon Bun on when I leave for work in the morning...considering Joel was making fun of me saying he wanted Cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Poor man, his mother makes the best rolls, and I just make hockey pucks! Any who, you really should go on over and check out Jenny and her wickless candles. She just got done having a great giveaway, and I'm sorry that I'm too late to tell you about it, but if you check back often there just may be another one soon!

Now for the pictures! I put the trip ones on a slide show that way their easier!!! ****

****Sorry I can't figure out how to post it directly here...and well I'm still sitting up with MacKenzie. She played so hard today that she crashed when Joel got them home, and both girls slept for over 4 hours! Kind of my fault, but oh, well she doesn't know we're going to bed in just a few minutes!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Home Sweet....Motel?What?!

Well I wish I could say that it was a long drive, and we're all tired, but we're home. Unfortunatly I can't say that.

What I can say is that we've had bad news and good news in the last 24 hours.

First off with the bad news: Kaitlynn's new helmet wasn't made correctly, and didn't fit her at all!!!!! I had a bad feeling when the helmet guy brought it in, and it was the same shape as her head is currently. Normally her helmets are a squareish round.(I know, not really explaining it but it's the best I can do!) Well they talked me into thinking it was okay.

We headed off to see our Neurosurgen, and he takes one look at it, and says this isn't right. We've got to fix it. So he was headed any ways to Flordia where they make her helmets, and was going to personally make sure her's was correct this time!!!!!

Now we're stuck here in San Antonio until Friday.

For the good news!!!!! THIS IS OUR LAST HELMET!!! Yes I'm screaming it from the roof tops, and yes you did hear me correctly! LAST ONE!!!!! WHOO HOO!!! We will just have to come back two years post surgery, which will be in January of 2010. When we out grow this new one we won't have to come back!! It was the best news we got this whole trip

I was worried about her Cephalex index having not changed, and Dr. Jimenez eased my mind. He measured my head, and my Cephalex was at 71%..Kaitlynn's is 73%...which means Kaitlynn's head is rounder than mine!!!!! AMAZING! (Joel was quite pleased about this and keeps teasing me!!!) He also measured Joel's (80%) and MacKenzie's (75%), and from looking at Dahrran's he's concluded that Kaitlynn has my head, and the older two have Joel's! Pretty neat if you ask me!j

So here we are couped up in the motel for another day with a screaming infant, cranky preschooler, and pestering schooled child!!!! Kaitlynn's cutting teeth, MacKenzie is whinny for no reason other than she wants to go home, and Dahrran is SOO bored with everyday routine it's not even funny! We're trying to keep them busy!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Some fun times....and I've been tagged

Well I'll start off with our trip to the big SAN AN went well, but not as well as I'd liked. Needless to say the guy that did Kaitlynn's scans didn't ease any of my fears, and neither did the Neursosurgery nurse. I'm just hoping that our Neurosurgen can ease them.

I do have one thing good to say though, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new scan machine!!!! Awesome. Easy. Fast. Simple. Minutes, not half an hour!!!!! But the guy reading them couldn't tell me squat. He "thinks" that her cephalex index was at 73.2% and if I'm not thinking correctly, her scan last time we were here was at 73%. I mean SERIOUSLY! This can't be true right? It's been 6 months since our last trip, and six. whole. months. since our last helmet!!! If this is correct, our Neurosurgen, will be getting an ear full!!!! But it's probably not his fault, it's the helmets and I know that!

Yesterday after our appointment on our way back to Georgetown we decided to head "off the beaten path" and take the kids to a Safari Ranch. It was So. Much. Fun.!!! And of course I'll have pictures when we get back!!!!!!

Also I've been tagged by Jenny over at Daily Dose of Motherhood has tagged me to post 7 Random things about myself!!!! This is always fun, and I thought I'd get on it before I forgot! Cause well I have a tendency to do that kind of thing! :) (and when you get done reading mine, be sure to check out Jenny's!!!)

1. One of my favorite colors is Pink, but had you asked me 4 years ago, and it wouldn't have been pink. I instantly fell in love with the color when I had MacKenzie, girls clothes are just more adorable in Pink, so hey why not buy it for myself!!! I've got it all from pink shoes, to pink purses.

2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my MIL's fresh baked bread. Even though she's given me the brand she uses, I still like her's better! Oh, and her homemade chicken.......YUMMMMMMM!!!!!! Makes me want to go home right now to get some!

3. I secretly hope we have another girl, when we decided to have another child. But I secretly am ready to get rid of my baby girl stuff!!!! (if that makes sense!)

4. My inlaws are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in just a few short weeks...I look up to them for everything! They're such a great couple, and I know it will be fun to be them, in 36 more years! :D

5. That last one wasn't really about me, except that I really can't wait to grow old with DH! LOL! So I'll tell you another little known fact about DH and I! He says he knew that we'd be together when I was in 6th grade, and he saw me for the first time get on the school bus. . . for me it was a little bit later. I wish I could say that for me it was love at first sight, but I just knew that we were ment to be together when I told him I was pg. with Dahrran, and he looked at me and said, " We'll find a way to get through this" and gave me a big hug! I love that man so much!

6. I have big feet, that make it SUPER hard to buy shoes. Probably why I don't understand the obsession that women have with them.

7. I love to sew, but I mostly use my machine to patch jeans!!! Although I did make a new comforter/quilt for little Kaitlynn's bed! I've also made pillows, halloween costumes, curtians, and a few blankets!

Now it's my turn to tag people!!!

1. Beth at The Nut House
2. Sky at Seeryus Mama
3. Bethany at Graham Cracker Crumbs
4. Ashley over at Keepin' up with the Jones'
5. Asley at The Land of Marie's
6. Dizzy Broad at A fresh take on paper
7. Lauren at Stay Classy

Alrighty, that's it for me! Hope everyone has had a great night watching the elections! So far Obama is in the lead, and I'm headed to bed!!!! Nighty Night!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We made it and kept our sanity!

So we got leaving about 5:45 am yesterday morning, and made it down here about 5:45 pm. The kids did AWESOME!!!! Not many fights except over the red and black marker when we'd lost the other two! Kaitlynn had the worst trip of all of them though so far. She couldn't decide what she wanted, and then decided to throw it all. She was a little fussy, and cranky, but didn't do too bad!

We're staying with family, and it's SOOO NICE!!!! The kids even have cousins to play with. They're playing "office" as a I type. We've been able to relax here without getting on eachother's nerves. Tomarrow we'll head out bright and early to San Antonio, for Kaitlynn's appointment!