Thursday, December 10, 2009

my new do

Had to post a pic of my new do! I've never actually had my hair this short....ever...But I loooove it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New favorites

Curious George the movie is now one of our kids most favorite movies and I truly don't mind it so much either :) The songs are amazing and I've found a love for Jack Johnsons music. Incredible! Enjoy the music video (it's just a taste)!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

oh noes

I am truly having a thought block at the moment on what to blog about. I've been sitting here for over 30 minutes just thinking.."hmm I could blog on this...oh hey or this..." But nothing is really striking me at the moment to really truly blog about. My power source went out on my computer (at least I'm assuming its the power source) but that won't be figured out until Jake can actually get around to peeking inside the computer over there. Which pictures to personally blog about or post just for fun. *growl* SO instead you get to hear about what's going on in our lives without the fun pictures! I know. Sad.
Summer has been a complete blast. We've had the blow up pool filled nearly all season and the kids go out at least once a day. To say the least they are each getting a very nice tan while I sit all white and marshmallowy in the shade. We have had friends over for bbq's and sleepovers and enjoyed every minute of it.
Work seems to be going well for Jake and looking forward and hoping for promotions to actually get him on a set schedule. I never really realized how much of a schedule person I was until his work schedule has been all out of whack and completely erratic. It makes me crazy. Dinner could be at 5 one night and then the next its at 8. Makes it really hard to schedule the time for him to spend time with kids or to figure out what time to schedule school.
And here comes the writing block again. I've said what I had to say I suppose *grin* But at least theres a new update!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Veggie Tales: the whole story

Now I don't know about you guys but our family absolutely LOVES veggie tales. We are hardcore fans and have always enjoyed every video. A lot of our Sundays are spent in front of the TV getting easy lessons from their many different videos and I might even go as far as saying that we are collectors. I don't know if anyone else has heard the news but it's been out and about for a while now. They were taking any references to God out of any new shows being put out. The sad news is it's true.

For a very complete story on how Veggie Tales got to the inconceivable point of trying to remove all references to God and/or the Bible from the show to be aired on NBC, check out Phil Vischer’s blog. He takes you all the way from the founding of the company in 1990 to bankruptcy due to lawsuit and then to where we are today.

But alas is it "Deja Vu all over again". Find out for yourself right here! The Deja Vu.

I'm hoping that they can bring back all the glory. Started out as a great idea and carried as far as it could go under the circumstances and now that it's back to the original owners you can only hope and pray that they get it where they had always hoped themselves it would be. A ministry to those that need it. *highfive Phil Vischer*

Well, now..that I have completely confused myself ...and probably everyone else...I must be off haha (gee I really hope that my info is right)

"Imagine your favorite musical...great story, gorgeous sets, wonderful songs...then chop everyone's arms and legs off. That's Veggie Tales."--Bob the Tomato

This video is from my favorite Veggie Tales movie. The Easter Carol.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The (belated) Birthday girls

I Know I am so late on doing this. I meant to do it long ago and I keep letting things distract me or I am just plain and simple too lazy. So here goes :)

My oh my I know I say this so much but time flies! AHH!

I rememer when I was pregnant with my Becca boo how I craved Taco bell. That is actually what I ate the night we went into the hospital. I remember we waited for so long but she came right on time even if I had hoped that she would come sooner. My first words to you after she was born were, "Finally you're here. I have waited too long to see your sweet face". I was so excited to have a baby girl and get her all dressed up in those cute little dresses and the ruffle bottomed diaper covers. I thought they were adorable. We had such a rough time picking a name for her. I swore up and down that I would never use bible names for my kids but just couldn't help but feel that Rebecca was absolute. A perfect fit. Her name would have been Timothy if she was a boy. I'm sure that's exactly what she wants to know for future reference. We lived with Jakes brother David and his family to make ends meet. We were so blessed to have family there to help us through a rough time. Aunt Julie helped us so much, teaching me about the little girly stuff. I honestly had no clue that KY jelly would be the hair gel to make the baby bows stick. Becca is such a spunky little gal. She's got an attitude on her but boy oh boy she can be the sweetest thing ever. This was Becca's first year of school and she did a mighty fine job learning to read and do math and all that jazz! She loves to learn and read. Becca tends to come across as shy sometimes but makes friends so easily. One of the sweetest things that she does is when she is feeling sad or is upset at something beyond her control is she says, "I wish Jesus would come". We try to instill the gospel in our childrens lives and it makes me happy to hear that when things upset her she turns to Jesus in her own way.

Rebecca you make us so happy! Your happiness is our happiness. You have always been such a good helper for mommy and daddy and it is more appreciated than you can imagine. I hope that someday you will be such a great mommy. You too help me understand who I am and what kind of a person that I need to be. Your willingness to listen and obey is amazing. Thank you for being you sweetheart! We love you!

Now on to my Hallie bear :) I know I can tell you are all so excited!

I remember when I found out I was pregnant with her. The news came after a rather rough night with Rebecca. All she wanted to do was nurse and I finally figured there just wasn't any milk left in me. I couldn't figure out why my milk seemed to just be gone all of a sudden. The next morning I woke up puking...well it wasn't the flu. It was Hallie! My little spitfire. How else can I explain this one lol. She has more attitude on her than Becca does which I didn't even believe possible. She does the whole, hands on hip and glares at you like she's saying "bring it foo!". Hallie is my little snuggle bug. So sensitive to go along with that attitude that balances perfectly. I am so amazed at how all of my children have such different attributes and how they are like black and white with how to handle them. I can be more stern with Hallie than I can Rebecca. She is also a great big helper to me. Very determined. We had such a hard time choosing a name for her. We threw the name Ember around for abit but anyone I told kind of made a face at that name so we ended up with Hallie Korrinne. People still call her Hailey...Sounds a lot a like right? pffft.

Dear little Hallie Bear,

You are so much fun! An absolute joy to be around and you are so humorous. Such a sweet little soul to go with that attitude. I love it that you still hold my hand and I don't have to beg you to do so. I enjoy the snuggle time that we get watching movies. It kills me to see you struggle with wanting to do some things on your own but you just aren't big enough yet and how your heart breaks when you can't get it when you see your other siblings able to do those things already. I will be so lonely when you go to school next year but I will be so happy to see that you are learning those same things that you yearn to do like your big brother and sister. You scare me sometimes with your dare-devil tactics and I can't help but cringe when you insist on climbing as high as you can. I won't stop you hun. I know you have the will power to get to the top of whatever you want. You can be whatever you want to! If you aim for high and fall you can bet I will be there to help pick you back up sweetheart. Mommy and Daddy love you so much.

Friday, March 20, 2009

6 degrees of randomness

1. Link this post to the person who tagged you:
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

~My second toe is longer than my big toe
~I love opera
~I worry about what people think about me way too much
~I like to eat chips with my ice cream
~When I found out that a female donkey was called a Jenny I didn't want people to call me Jenny anymore...
~I fail at telling jokes so badly that I have Jake tell them for me

hmm six people...Heidi, Andy, (do i have six friends to even tag >.>) ,Des, Tawny, (two more to go) Amy, Coleen

Thursday, March 12, 2009

so stinkin cute

The joys of being a parent ahhh..I thought this was the silliest thing. He climbs up on the counter while I am not looking and as you can see he is very excited about it. Can you blame him? He found himself some soda pop that was up for grabs...and crackers and chips WOWZER! You can forget all about the sippy cup. Lol At least he plopped himself near the center of the counter instead of next to the edge to make my heart skip a beat!