Sunday, March 23, 2008


I boiled 2 dozen eggs this year. Knowing some would crack during the boiling part. Nope, not one cracked! Not until DH dropped two on the floor that is. The kids really had fun coloring the eggs. The Easter Bunny had fun hiding them and I will enjoy eating them! Kids ate so much junk they should be in a sugar coma tonight. I know I will be!

Friday, March 14, 2008


this is quite a funny picture of me. I was sitting in the sandbox (full of snow) with the kids and just turned the camera to me and took a shot. I was cold, but I look a bit mad in the picture...I wasn't. Look at all those wrinkles! Holy Crap! I also lightend my eyebrows after seeing how dark they are. Just thought I would share.

Monday, March 10, 2008

My Brother-in-law Darrin

He is engaged. We are so excited for him! She is a really nice girl. They are so inlove right now and it is obvious. They will be married in November of 2009. They asked DH to be the bestman and the girls to be flowergirls. They also asked Braydon to be the ring bearer. There will be 2 other flower girls and another ringbearer. Lot's of kids! I hope they know what they got into!
We are looking forward to exciting times!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

food journal

today i will keep track of what i eat.
2 cups of coffee with fat free creamer
1 egg omlet with spinach and mushrooms
salad with cucumbers peppers and cesar dressing with crutons and bacon bits
and now i am eating an apple.

i really want the brownie that is on my counter...just maybe the kids will get to it before me.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

So, I think I am getting ahold on my feelings about my family. My brothers to be exact. Right now they are cought up in "their" lives and seem not to have time for anything but their own. This has been hurting me for a while now. I grew up (with them of course) visiting grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles weekly. There were Sunday dinners, Saturday nights when my parents and their brothers and sisters went out while we had babysitters. Living in the same town or close by it was always about family. We were each others friends, network, alliance etc. Holidays? It was just known where we were going to be. This is not how my brothers are choosing to live now. I understand they have wives and they do with their families, but our family is just getting ignored. I truely believe it is not intentional, but it still hurts. I believe they just think we have a strong family and will be there in the end. I don't think they realize that in the end...we might not have that connection that took years to build. this point in my life...I now will do as they do. I will take care of My family (husband and kids) and not set myself up for disappointment. It will have to be up to them to realize how important it is to try and stick together...and in the end...if they don't...I will not have wasted hours and days trying to glue us together. I am not going to play games but I refuse to be a door mat anymore.

I really felt okay about this and now I am sad again...but I know it is best for me to move on.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

what's in it?

ok, I will share...not to bad actually...

my wallet, my makeup bag(yes i actually do wear makeup sometimes, my phone, floss, and a pile of receipts under my makeup bag. some keys and some medicine for my finger( 2 kinds actually)

what's in your bag?

Thankfully, I cleaned out my bag yesterday...well, organized the mess anyway. I have to have a big enough bag that I can fit diapers and wipes in (though I didn't have any today in there-braydon is lucky he didn't need one!)