This weeks theme: POUTING
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Being at home with my kids practically 24/7, you would think it is easy to cook three square meals a day. Being that I homeschool them, sometimes it is easier to just heat up something frozen when they are hungry (pizza, chimichanga, nuggets). You get the picture.
I'm blessed that my kids are healthy and strong. I don't want to ever take that for granted, and I don't want them to either. I should take more time to research healthier options instead of doing what's convenient. So, I'm going to bless my family by cooking healthier meals. I have no excuse why I shouldn't. This is the responsibility I took on as a mom and a wife, and my desire should always be what is best for them, and not what is easiest for me. I have to take TIME to plan out what I'm making in advance so this way I can be prepared and not stressing about what I'm going to fix for them at the last minute.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Friday, March 27, 2009
I love taking pictures of my family, and I have so many from my pre-digital camera days! So, every Friday, I decided I would scan a photo and share about it!
LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii (We were living there at the time)
DATE: July 4, 2001
Nothing can top watching fireworks on the beach in Honolulu! My sister actually took this picture of her two boys with my two older kids (the two on the right). If you have been following my blog for a few months, you will know that they are all super close! They have been like this since day one! I think my sister captured such a great moment with them with their arms wrapped around each other. And the great thing about it is that she didn't tell them to do that. That is just how they always were when they were together!! They were all wearing matching flag shirts from Old Navy too!! I also love how my son, Isaiah looks back at my sister while she's taking the picture!! Love, love, love this one!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
And can you imagine my entire family is just looking at me like, "Ooooooooooooooookay????"
This is me and my eldest, Isaiah! He will be 13 in July! I can't believe how time has flown by! Physically, he has always looked older than what he was, and his foot has already surpassed my husbands..lol!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Now, for the record, she does not go out like this, nor wear ANY make-up whatsoever!
Can you believe this is my soon to be 12 year old daughter?And, oh my gosh, my husband was not feelin' it when we came home either! First thing he said to her when she walked through the door was, "Take that off right now." Oh..and when I text'd a picture of her like this to my son, he said he went, "Ewww!" LOLOL! Typical brother!
Anyway, we were at the girls tea my friend had at her house two weeks ago and the girls' wanted to put on some makeup after they started their own fashion show! It is a total understatement when I say that my daughter was really getting into it! She kept staring at herself in the mirror!! I don't even know where she learned half the poses she was coming up with! But, it was so funny, and the girls' were so cute! This picture was even before my friend put more make-up on her! Can you see the attiude in that pose???? Whoa!! It's like her expression is saying, "How ya like me now?" This gives me a glimpse of her in the future...say 10 years from now when she's allowed to wear any make-up! Oh..and by the way, those are her real eybrows!!
Some of the other girls having fun!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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Monday, March 23, 2009
I did not let the puppy get into my bed and fall asleep. There is no way I would ever let that happen! Not in this lifetime!
I would never kiss an animal on the head! That would just be too gross!
I did not miss home fellowship on Friday and church on Sunday morning just because I could not bear to leave the puppy all by herself for a few hours. I am not that attached to her already!
I do not refer myself to the puppy's "mommy" already!
I am so not in love with our new puppy, Mocha!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
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Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
The first one is about the giveaway I won from Susie! I wish I had taken a picture of the actual cookie balls, but they were gone before I had a chance to!! I had to share them with my kids since they were standing right there when I opened it! But, I did take a picture of the pretty box and note she left inside! Let me just say that Susie did not disappoint! Those chocolate chip cookie dough balls were so yummy, and can be totally addictive!! Thank you again, Miss Susie!!! You know I love ya and appreciate your mad skillz! If you want to be inspired by cooking or baking, and even gardening, you should really check her blog out! I just love looking at what she creates!
This is a picture of me and my eldest son Isaiah in 1996. I can't believe he was ever this tiny because now he is taller than me and practically has a "man voice." And he's going to be 13 years old in July! But, I remember this day like it was yesterday! He was one month premature due to a placenta previa. It all happened so fast, and I think that moment was just so surreal to me. When you are pregnant with your first child, you don't even think that there may be any complications at all. I just thank God that he pulled through! He had to stay in the NICU for a week because on top of the antibiotics he was getting, he ended up with jaundice. I tell ya though...there is no way to describe delivering a baby and going home empty handed. I mean, I knew he was going to be okay and come home eventually, but it was just weird to go out and people not know that I just had a baby. Hard to explain, but I'm sure you know what I mean.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I can make coffee in my percolater.
I can update my status on Facebook. LOL
I can wash my face.
I can get my youngest three kids clothes ready for them.
I can get my rice started in the rice cooker.
I can put my youngest daughters hair up in pigtails and bows!
I can take a picture and upload it to my computer.
I can heat up a chimichanga for my kids..LOL.
I can get in and out of the shower!
There are so many things I am thankful for that I seem to take for granted, so this is a great way to keep those things in perspective. I'm not only thankful for the "big" things but also the "little" things in life.
1. I am thankful that my husband has been recovering so quickly from his hernia surgery. It's totally by Gods grace that he is able to do what he's doing now! He only has a couple more weeks of disability and he's back to work!
2. I'm thankful that the library is so close to home that I am able to come here while my internet issues are being resolved.
3. I'm thankful for the quiet times I have to be with the Lord and to give Him all my cares and worries.
4. I'm thankful for the faith I have in only HIM!
5. I'm thankful that even though tomorrow is not promised to us, we are still hopeful in Jesus!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
1. My mother in-law was here since late Friday night and is going home this morning.
2. Since my computer has been down, it has given me more time to get things done at home...LOL!
3. I did exercise the last two nights! Have you ever heard of Gilad? I have a VHS beginner workout tape that I used to do years ago! I feel great already!
4. I went to the library yesterday to look up my kids lessons plans, but their servers were down too! Go figure...the library is just down the street from my house!
5. At the same library, I heard a little girl crying (she was around 1), so naturally I look at her because that is the mother in me! No biggie, right? Well her mom says very rudely, "What? You've never seen a baby cry before?!!" I literally looked behind me because I knew she had to be talking to someone else! Well, there was nobody next to me so I asked her calmly, "Are you talking to me?" She responds very harshly with, "YES!" I was kinda in shock!!
So I said (and I was way calm), "Are you kidding me??? I have FIVE kids of my own.I just looked at her to see if she was okay. You shouldn't get defensive so quickly." She didn't even look at me or say one word to me after that. But, it did make me a little sad for her because I could see that she was a little stressed out. Anyway..that was my "excitement" for the day. And of all places, the public library!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
While I was walking down the hallway fixing my hair, I did not bang my elbow into the corner of a door jam. It was not totally hurting either!
I was not getting emotional over the movie A Walk To Remember. I did not watch the movie years ago so I did not already know the ending! I do not get sappy over movies!
I did not bet my husband $1 that I was going to exercise the other night. I so do not owe him $1!!
I am not finishing this NMM post on my Blackberry cell because my internet is still messed up.I'm not one bit stoked that I'm still connected to my blog through this!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Have a blessed weekend, my friends!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
This was one of my absolute favorite pictures of my two older children. There is just something about a picture of a baby in diapers! I also loved my daughter's little pixie cut that she had back then! She would always get compliments on her hairstyle! In fact, they still get their hair cut by the same gal! They are only 10 1/2 months apart, and EVERYWHERE we went, people asked if they were twins. Because they are so close in age, they have always been inseparable. Looking at this picture brings back so many great memories! It's so true when they say they grow so fast! He will be 13 in July, and she will be 12 in May!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So, down below is a picture of what I'll be getting!!! These are Susie's Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls rolled in chocolate!! She even has an Etsy store selling them, and she has also won previous dessert contests! Now, you know you have to be good to sell your baked goods online! Oh, and you know what is so funny? I found out I won before she even had a chance to contact me!! I went her blog not even thinking she was going to announce her winner! LOL!! So..thank you so much Susie for your giveaway..I can't wait!!!!!!!
This is me and my 8 yr old son, Eli! LOL, I realize that all my "pictures of me" for this meme have the same pose every week!! I usually remember at the last minute that I need a picture with one of my kids, so it's me telling them to sit by me so I can take the picture myself! I need to be more creative for next Thursday!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
First one I want to mention is by Susie, at Susie's Homemade. She's giving away 1/2 a dozen of her own Susie's Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. She inspires me with her cooking & baking, and I think you will be too!
Another great giveaway is by Two Under Two. Whew! She is giving away a $25 gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory!! Yum yum!
Kristen at All In A Mom's Life is giving you the choice of a $20 gift card to Starbucks or Target!
Lastly, I found Janana Bee who is giving a First and Second place prize! First prize is a $25 gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory, and Second Prize is the coveted Mixed CD!
So, check them out, and get in on these awesome giveaways! You won't want to miss it!
Monday, March 9, 2009
While I was sitting with my husband in his pre-op status, I did not remind him that now he knew how "I" did not feel in that position when I gave birth to all our five children!
I did not talk to my friend from midnight to almost 3am in the morning on Friday night. I have way more discipline than that! I did not have to get up at 8am the next morning!
I am not allowing my kids to watch a movie at 10:30 on Sunday night just because we missed the two older ones while they were at camp this weekend.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Sunday-FOREVER 21! And no, I'm not talking about my age..lol. My daughter loves this store, and now it is my favorite place to get her some cute tops. Not only is it affordable, but LOOK at the bottom of the shopping bag!! I heart this store even more after I saw that!
Monday-Danny's color chart he made in art class! Three of my kids take an art class from one of the girls at church. She's such a blessing!
Tuesday-"NOTW" (Not Of This World) messenger bag. Do you see the logo on top? So cool! Isn't this awesome? My husband bought it at our bookstore at church. If you can't see what it says on the bottom left hand side, it says, "TRUTH IS NOT AN OPINION." And this is also one of my favorite verses John 14:6! He used this for his "hospital bag."
Wednesday-Moviethon! Blockbuster run for my hubby who can't really do much right now but watch movies!
Thursday-A get well card from the staff/friends at our church. We love them!! But, if you look on the right hand side underneath the picture, one of the girls accidentally wrote "Happy B-day!" LOL! She was cracking up when I told her what she wrote!
Friday-Junior High Winter Youth Camp. Getting ready to go!
Friday, March 6, 2009
The good ole' church bus!
My son (2nd to the left) and some of his friends.
My daughter (in the black jacket) and some of her friends! Her and that facial expression!!
The kids being told the "rules" before getting on the bus. Afterward, the Youth Pastor prayed for them.
Another angle of all the kids going to camp!
This picture was in 1992! We had a big going away party for my sister who was moving to Hawaii (and she still lives there now). Of course, she is the one wearing the lei. My mom is in the middle, and that is me on the right! I was 23 years old at the time!! This is one of my favorite pictures of all of us!!