Our 7 Qtpies

April 30, 2007

Look what I'm in for now!

We've been finding Samuel without a diaper lately, and were not sure how that was happening. He just turned 6 months old on Friday.
Tonight I caught it on video. Now we know exactly how his diapers are coming off:

This should be fun! LOL

My friends think its funny, or weird, or something, that Trinity is rarely dressed. I don't know HOW they keep their kids in clothes, mine are born nudists or something! Every one of my kids has torn off their clothes as soon as they could. And Sam is taking the cake, none of them took their diapers off this early, lol.
So, Jody and Pam, see what I'm up against??!!! What's a mom to do??

April 28, 2007

Prom Pictures!

Drew and Kaytlin went to prom with their friends R and L. Kaytlin is only in 10th grade, but L wanted to go with someone and asked Kaytlin, so she went. My friend Sarah did Kaytlin's hair, and it turned out so cute!
Isn't Kaytlin gorgeous!?
Just stunning!

This is the amazing and adorable hairstyle Sarah did!

Drew, showing his dork-side, lol. I don't know whats up with him and fedoras. He is a handsome one, though!

Here's the group of them: Drew, R, Kaytlin and L.

And another. I'll post more pics later, I have some close ups of them on the camera, but Kaytlin took it. R has the prettiest smile I've ever seen, and I want to get it on here.
Drew took the girls on a picnic and served an Italian pasta salad and some cheeses and bread and fruit and dip. They had a good time and pigged out. Drew even brought my china and wine glasses all decked out in a wicker basket and cloth napkins. They will probably be back here for a movie later in the evening. Which is fine, but since I've had the directory pics for 3 LONG days right on the heel of Devon being so sick and us being in the ER until 3am, well, lets just say the house is not in entertaining condition, lol. Its not TOO bad, unless you look closely at the floor or in the fridge. I bet they won't care.


Today is prom and my dh took my camera paintballing! And my friend lost her camera, so another friend is checking to see if she has disc space on hers, but didn't have time to empty it if she didn't. So, I may not have a camera. But I think the kids can all come over after grand march and eating, Prom is at 8, and the paintballers should be back about 5 or so.

Isn't it funny how no matter what you've seen with your kids, the next kid somehow manages to do something the other kids have not done!? Once you get to, oh... five kids, you think you've pretty much seen it all. But then the sixth child comes along and does different stuff. Unfortunately its usually worse or more gross. (can we say enough to the p00p?) Well last night after our directory pictures I was riding home with Donnie in his car and he says, "Look what I saw Trinity doing outside?" (while he was watching her and I was working at the church) She colored on his car with a crayon! A very pretty smiley face right on the front of his car like a hood ornament!
Drew washed it of because he's using the car for prom, so I'm very mad, because that would be an awesome blog picture. All our kids drew on the walls, all of them. But none have drawn on a car.

Just a minute ago I was talking to Drew, who was busy ignoring me because he's playing a game, and I said I needed to start getting ready to go to church for the directory pics. Then I stuck my arm up to make sure I had shaved under my arms because I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt. Drew looks at me weird, and takes off his headphones and says "what?" He thought I was pumping my arm like something great had happened, lol!
Oh, and Trinity is wearing a VERY fancy dress from a dance recital to go to church and dance with her friend DJ, whom she calls BJ. She loves to dress up for him, but he doesn't have the time of day for her, lol. He's a boy, but one day he's gonna be graveling* her shoes and she won't have the time of day for him!

*graveling is a joke on Scrubs, but my family does it to each other to show our love! Its just putting gravel in someone's shoes, and if you put your foot in there before you notice it, then you have to wear it anyways. But if you notice it first, then you weren't graveled. We think we're funny, so we don't care what you think.

Friday finale

Well, its actually Saturday morning, but I guess its still Friday on the west coast!
We are making a church pictorial directory, and this week are the photo shoots. The pictures are top quality, but its been very frustrating. We need as many people as possible to get in there, because we want every one's photos, and everyone gets a "free" 8x10 and directory. They said it was free, but they are charging tax and a $9.95 handling fee! Then, the people who plan it are supposed to receive a $50 discount on pics, but the salesman did not send them to us, and they conveniently can't give it without that. They finally decided to give me the discount and deal with it later, because I was not going to buy anything without it, and they were breaking their contract if they did not honor it. Thankfully the other 3 on the planning committee don't have their pics until next Saturday, so they have time to get it dealt with.
The pics were so fun to get made, though. The kids were cute and funny. I can't wait to get the pics back and find someone with a scanner, or I'll just take a pic of the pic and post it, because one of the shots is the kids all sitting on the ground in a group and Sam was put on Devon's shoulders and it was just so gosh darn cute! Sam did really well until the end, he was so over it, which really surprised me, because he's so happy and social, but he hasn't been acting normal the last few days.
Devon, however, seems to be getting better! The fever is gone, but he's still sleepy and has a sore throat, and grumpy as the day is long. That is contagious because I am even more grumpy than the day is long after dealing with the kids lately. Kaytlin refuses to wear what I wanted her to wear for pictures, even to the point of sneaking pants out of the house for pics and telling me she had appropriate clothes with her. It was too suspicious, so I searched her room and she had not brought a skirt with at all. So I called her and asked her what skirt she had brought, and she said "You weren't supposed to ask me that!" Umm, sorry dear, but you can't fool mom. So, even though you can't see below her waist at all, I forced her to wear the skirt, and almost was mad enough to force her to wear a fancy dress she absolutely did not want to wear.
After getting home and fighting with them to do chores, I was pretty close to losing it! Donnie told me that when he acts the way I was that I ask him if he's taking his meds, lol. Its not time for St. John's Wort, if that's what he's asking, but yes, I'm pretty stressed and mad at the kids.
One more day of pics at church, and tomorrow is also prom for Drew and Kaytlin, and paintball for Donnie, Devon and Cody. That leaves me with Hope-Anne, Trinity and Sam doing the pictures at church.
Maybe I should join my mom's blog and go whine over there, I have my own cheese.

April 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #14 Scrubs Edition

Thirteen Things about Lisa
13 Reasons I love Scrubs!
I love watching Scrubs! Don't call me between 11pm and midnight, cause I'm busy watching 2 episodes of Scrubs. At first, we refused to watch Scrubs because it looked so incredibly stupid, and we did not want to be dumbed down by watching it. Then one night we heard something in the background, and it was kind of funny, so we watched a little, and then we were hooked. Thanks Devon, we appreciate the dumbing down!

1. JD and Turk always make up silly games, like throwing a hat a Rowdy, their dead stuffed dog, Steak, Ankles, and Graveling. And when Turk wins:
Turk: Say it!
JD: I'm your beyotch.
(We now gravel each other as a sign of love, putting gravel in each others shoes, its just funny!)
2. Elliot: My life is a mess!
J.D.: At least you're pretty.
Elliot: Yeah, well, pretty don't pay the rent!
Carla: It does for my sister.
Elliot: Oh, my God, your sister's a prostitute?
Carla: She's a model. Come on, Elliot, we talked about thinking before we speak.
3. "Yes! I'm the king of Gay Chicken!" Said by Dr. Cox's brother in law after they almost kissed but Dr. Cox backed out first. A weird game they play.
4. "Darn, I've become predictable." said by Janitor when JD figured out his offer for a place to stay was so he could slather JD's face with jam and sick racoons on him.
5. Dr. Cox: "I suppose I could riff a list of things that I care as little about as our last week. Let's see... low carb diets, Michael Moore, the Republican National Convention, Kabbalah & all Kabbalah-related products, Hi-Def TV, the Bush daughters, wireless hotspots, the OC, the UN, recycling, getting Punk'd, Danny Gans, the Latin Grammys, the real Grammys, Jeff that Wiggle that sleeps too darn much, the Yankees payroll, all the red states, all the blue states, every hybrid car, every talk show, everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, everything, everything, everything, everything, everything, everythingj every-everything that exists past present & future, in discovered and undiscovered dimensions!...Oh, and Hugh Jackman."
6. J.D.: (singing) I'm feeling so good today... (falls, then immediately gets back up and starts singing again) I still feel good, 'cause nobody saw me fall...
7. Dr. Cox: "I know you and I have never really connected - maybe that's because you're relentlessly annoying, or maybe it's my fault because I can't tolerate relentlessly annoying people - I don't know."
8. Dr. Cox: This moment is so great I'd cheat on that other moment from before, marry this one and raise a family of little moments!
Dr. Cox: I love this moment so much I want to have sex with it.
9. Did I mention Dr. Cox's rants? Dr. Kelso is getting an award for...
Dr. Cox: Jerk-Off of the Year. No, Bastard of the Year! Uh, don't you tell me! Guy I Despise So Much, I'd Pay Someone To Kill Ya and Stuff Ya and Leave Ya by my Bed, So That When I Wake Up in the Morning, I Could Roll Over and Punch You in the Face...of the Year.
10. Dr. Cox: "Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard coated bastards with bastard filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I do naive bubbleheaded optimists who walk around vomitting sunshine."
11. The one-liners are SO funny! The light bulb up the patients hiney on the x-ray. Dr. Cox: "I'll tell you there Bobb-o, either this kid has a lightbulb up his butt or his colon has a great idea."
12. Dr. Cox: Let me ask you a quick question: are you trying to make my head explode? Because you have no idea just how frustrating it is working your *butt* off trying to inflate a tiny little balloon inside somebody's clogged artery when all that person has to do, really is - oh, I don't know - go for a walk in the morning or choke down a fresh green salad. And you come back here looking like that? And, I know here, I know I'm supposed to be Dr. Give-A-Crap, but you wanna hear the God's honest truth? And this is a fact: you are what you eat. And you clearly went out and devoured a big fat guy, didn't ya?
13. Turk: You know, I never get chocolate cake.
Elliot: Oh, right, cause you're diabetic. Boo hoo. You know Turk, if you want sympathy, get a disease people can see!

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My wonderful life, and all the junk that comes with it.

So yesterday Devon comes home from track practice and looks a bit worse for wear. He crashes and sleeps the evening away. Its apparent he is not well, but I'm not sure if its a combination of little sleep at Districts last weekend and track meets and track practice, or if he is sick. But as the night went on he became more and more red in the face and meaner and meaner to anyone making noise.
I finally had to send him to bed. But I got to thinking that he must have a fever with that red face, so I broke open my brand new underarm thermometer and head up to his room to take his temp. 104.8 Now way. So I grab him some advil and ice water and take his temp again. 105.5 WHAT??? I decide that the new thermometer MUST be wacko. So I head off to find the oral thermometer. By this time Devon has had the ice water and advil in him close to 10 minutes. His oral temp is 103.8. So I make a call to the nurse line and find that the combination of very high fever and a headache is bad news and they want him to be seen in the ER. Yikes! Devon really did not want to go, so I waited to see if he was going to come down in temp. He did, all the way down to 103.3.
Yep, trip to the ER is in order.
As I'm getting ready to go Hope-Anne points to my wall next to my downstairs bathroom door. There is a HUGE paint bubble full of liquid! The toilette upstairs is not steady, and apparently is leaking! I left Donnie to take care of that stinky job, you betcha I did!

So we head off the the ER and get settled in. They did two blood cultures, which they wanted from two different draw sites at least 1/2 an hour apart. And then an IV, chest x-ray and the kicker: a spinal tap.

Devon was around 3500 teens over the weekend, and his fever wasn't a baby, paired with a headache, they were very concerned.

He is still very high today, 103.1. But all the tests came back looking like he has a virus, but should be fine. If he doesn't break the fever tonight, I'll be taking him in to the doc tomorrow for a throat culture, which they did NOT run.

Look who's blogging now!

I finally talked my mom into blogging! Bring Your Own Cheese, The Whine is Free. We thought it would be great for her to blog about all the weird stuff going on in her life. She is raising two of her 24 grandkids because of some bad stuff going on, and all the hardships that has brought to their family because of it. (like a convicted murderer calling with threats, accusations of molestation, her husband can't live in the house for awhile, then all is well) Then there is the whole being landlords drama! THAT has brought its own level of bizarre. (crazy tenants, missing tenants, seeping sewers, $10,000 worth of dirt)

Maybe in the future ABC will make a soap opera out of it.

Well, then add in both her boys having tattoos, and her only daughter wanting to get one, and you have plenty to whine about! But the whine is pricey, so bring your own cheese to go with it! Check out her Wordless Wednesday post, its a joke she played on me after my last WW pic from her house, the hole in the snow......

April 24, 2007

Purse give-away!

While reading blogs in my favorites I went to Just Me And My Guys and Stacey leaked the news that Haley at Love, Life, Family... and then some is having a give away for a Coach purse! Go here, check it out and enter to win. I'm hoping its me, but I never win, so feel free to enter! I'm sure Kaytlin would steal it anyways if I did win.

Tickle my funny bone, Tuesday #2

NOAH IN 2007

In the year 2006, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States , and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard - but no Ark.

"Noah!" He roared , "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark ?"

"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed. I needed a building permit. I've been arguing with the inspector about the need for a sprinkler system. My neighbors claim that I've violated the neighborhood zoning laws by building the Ark in my yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the Development Appeal Board for a decision. Then the Department of Transportation demanded a bond be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it. Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local treesin order to save the spotted owl. I tried to convince the environmentaliststhat I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go! When I started gathering the animals, an animal rights group sued me. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodation was too restrictive , and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space. Then the EPA ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood. I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew. Immigration and Naturalization are checking the green-card status of most of the people who want to work. The trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union workers with Ark-building experience. To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species. So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark. "

Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky.

Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"

"No," said the Lord. "The government beat me to it."

April 23, 2007


Here is a picture of Trinity and one of her closest friends and his little brother. We had a little picnic at the park recently.
This weekend was Districts. Not sure what that means exactly, but its a conference for our teens that happens once a year. My kids enjoy it so much that they will give up almost anything to get to go. They will sell things, work, get good grades, what ever it takes in order to go. You'd think it was a big joy ride full of games and daring stunts the way they act. Two of my kids were so excited about going that they last 24 hours was spent feeling like throwing up! Drew went around taking videos of kids who were going and made two videos for the youth group as a count down. One was pretty funny.
What I can tell actually happens is that there is worship, small classes, group times, fun time, and very little sleep. Lots of practical jokes, picture taking, friendship time, and learning.
Drew called me Saturday night and he sounded pretty close to tears. He said "Mom, I love you. And I'm sorry for the way I've been acting lately. I love you. Mom?" "Yep, I'm here, I'm trying to figure out what to say, Drew." LOL I was in shock. I didn't know if I should try to figure out exactly what he was sorry about or just forgive and let him get back to the conference.
Drew realized that he was trying to get his way NOW instead of living where God has him now, which is under our authority. And he was very moved by it.
I'm so glad the kids went. Other than Devon coming home with permanant marker on his face, someone tried to turn him into Spiderman. And we had picture set up for him Sunday after Districts. Guess who didn't get pictures taken.....

April 20, 2007

Yesterday's bomb threat

Yesterday I was at church for our Mom's of Munchkins group, and it was really nice to have 4 new women! One had never been to our church, and one had only been when she was in youth group.
As we were cleaning up our pastor came downstairs and told me that the middle school was in lock down because of a bomb threat. I freaked! Devon is in that school! But he quickly assured me that they had taken the kids out of the school and put them across town. They got the threat and locked the kids in the building until it was cleared to leave. I'm not sure I get that one, umm, if its a real bomb, shouldn't they get the heck out of there? But, my child was safe, so I didn't go run down and get him out of the church he was at. He would NOT have thought that was cool, lol.
Apparently it was a kid at the school, but I don't know when we'll ever get the details. The school didn't even send home a note about it. My dd's school sent home a note that they had been in lock-down because they didn't want the kids to see the emergency vehicles going to the middle school, so until it was over they kept the kids in the building.

I don't understand why people want to "copycat" stuff like this? I hear its happening all over the place. I feel sorry for the kid. Was he joking around and never meant for it to get to the school officials? Was he trying to get attention? Did he mean for it to be that big? Either he needs help or he's in a whole lotta trouble for not using his brain. Poor kid.

The weird thing is that for most of my childrens' lives they were homeschooled. But in the few years that they have been in public school, this is the second school evacuation we've been through. The other was some threat on a teacher's voicemail at the younger elementary school.

Makes me wonder why on earth am I letting my kids leave the house? Are they going to end up that messed up? Are they going to end up hurt by someone? I keep trusting God. I gave them all to God, and I know He loves them more than I ever could and He will bring them to the path He wants them to follow. Its out of my control, but not out of God's. And it is better that way. Afterall, I don't want God to be my co-pilot, I want Him to be the pilot!

April 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #13

Thirteen Things about Lisa
13 T-shirt logos I want to get

1. For Devon: as a matter of fact I did sleep in these clothes
2. For Donnie: Can I get caller ID for the voices in my head?
3. For Donnie: SHUT UP VOICES or I'll poke you with a Q-TIP again
4. For my friend Sarah: Sanity is back-ordered Sarcasm is unlimited supply
5. For Drew: What i really need are MINIONS (he says he already has some)
6. For my mom: I'm not driving badly, I'm multitasking! (her dog won't willingly get in the car with her!)
7. For Hope-Anne: I don't have ADD! Hey, look! There goes a squirrel!
8. For Drew: There is no problem so complex that it can't be solved with DUCT TAPE
9. For Drew: You probably don't recognize me without my cape
10. For Sarah: National Sarcasm Society Like we need your support
11. For Kaytlin: If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon
12. For Devon: DON'T make me go all NINJA on you.
13. For me: Careful, or you'll end up in my blog!

You can order these at Except for #13, which I made up and want to get!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Modern Musings
2. Soliloquy
3. "We're all mad here," said the Cheshire Cat to Alice.
4. Any Apples
5. Amy's Random thoughts
6. Dane Bramage
7. Here Comes A Storm
9. For Such a Time as Now
10. Writing My Life Away
11. Just Bloggin' Along
12. toni (in the midst...)
13. laughing mommy
14. Raise the Cup!
15. Michelle's Pillow Talk
16. Least Significant Bits
17. Babysteps
18. ancsweetnsassygal
19. Experience Imagination

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April 17, 2007

Freaky dude

Last night we were eating supper together and going around the table telling something that happened in each of our lives that day. Its a fun way to hear what happens with the kids, usually. But last night Donnie got the award for freakiest event.

Donnie and his co-worker, John, went to some guitar place so Donnie could ask about our recently breaking guitars. On the way out John tells Donnie this enormous, 6+foot tall guy had been checking Donnie out. Eww, right?? Yeah, so the guy follows them out to the car, just happens to be parked next to them, so he can get his coat in the 75 degree weather! John is such a great friend that he wouldn't unlock the door for Donnie to get in while the guy was there. Nice friend, huh?

Donnie said he didn't care if I posted that. Its kinda creepy and kinda funny. Well, a LOT creepy, but funny, too.

Tickle my funny bone, Tuesday

Mildred, 93, was despondent over the recent death of her husband Earl, so she decided to just kill herself and join him in death.

Thinking it would be best to get it over with quickly, she took out Earl's old Army pistol and made the decision to shoot herself in the heart since it was so badly broken in the first place.

Not wanting to miss the vital organ and become a vegetable and a burden to someone, she called her doctor's office to learn her heart's exact location. "Since you're a woman," the doctor said, "your heart is just below your left breast. Why do you ask?" She hung up without answering.

Later that night, Mildred was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her knee.

Bungee Jumping

Alice and Frank are Bungee-jumping one day. Alice says to Frank, "You know, we could make a lot of money running our own Bungee-jumping business in Mexico." Frank thinks this is a great idea, so they pool their money and buy everything they need: a tower, an elastic cord, insurance, etc.

They travel to Mexico and begin to set up on the square. As they are constructing the tower, a crowd begins to assemble. Slowly, more and more people gather to watch them at work

When they had finished, there was such a crowd, they thought it would be a good idea to give a demonstration.
So, Alice jumps. She bounces at the end of the cord, but when she comes back up, Frank notices that she has a few cuts and scratches.
Unfortunately, Frank isn't able to catch her and she falls again, bounces, and comes back up again. This time, she is bruised and bleeding. Again, Frank misses her.

Alice falls again and bounces back up.This time, she comes back pretty messed up -- she's got a couple of broken bones and is almost unconscious. Luckily, Frank finally catches her this time and says, "What happened? Was the cord too long?"

Barely able to speak, Alice gasps, "No, the Bungee cord was fine...It was the crowd. What the hell is a piñata?!"

April 14, 2007

Sam has another new trick!

Sam was just being so cute that I had to video tape him! Then I decided to let him sit up, since that is his new trick. But then he did something to totally shock me! He's growing too fast!!!!!
(sorry about the nudity, he has the most fun when he's diaperless.)

Tattoo's and other random thoughts

I've always thought tattoo's were dumb idea, and especially should not be gotten while young. You don't know what life will bring you, so you don't want to mark yourself with something that could offend you later. Like 666 and then you become a Christian. Plus, do you REALLY want something on your body that will become all stretched out and gross looking when your 80? What if you need to dress up? Do you want a tatoo showing when your at a very fancy event? Like your wedding? Its never had any appeal to me.

Recently, oh, maybe for the last 6-12 months or so, I've been wanting to get a tattoo. Midlife crisis? (Like I have time for that!) I don't want something others would see, except my husband. I'm thinking my lower back, but found out that is called a "Tramp Stamp." Yep, almost enough to convince me not to get it, lol. Turns out my only sister wants to get one, too, and in the same place! LOL We are so NOT alike in any way, that I find that pretty funny.

So, Thursday I'm trolling around through the Thursday Thirteen posts and someone posted the 13 tattoos they want to get. I responded about wanting to get one some day. That person comment on my TT and said something about me getting a tattoo. I immediately concidered trash canning that post because I would be "outed" to my mom! Yep, she DID read it and called me up and chewed me out! So, um, thanks for that.

I don't understand mom being upset, both of her other kids have tattoos. LOL Besides, I will wait at least another 6 months before I do it, I want to make sure that I still want it, still want the same thing in the same place, etc. I don't believe in jumping into something that permanant.

All the p00p stuff that goes on at my house is an endless source of amusement to my friends. Seriously. They just crack up at all the things that Trinity does with her p00. Its gross, and I don't enjoy it, but I'm pretty laid back about it, because what else can I do? She doesn't show signs of it ending. (well she DID show signs, it stopped for a little while, then the whole carpet cleaning incident happened.)
Last night was ladies night, and as always, our p00p stuff came up, who knows how, but it did. So I had to tell them about my boys. We were having a very good heart to heart one day. Its always nice to get to know more things about the inner workings of your teens and pre-teens. But then it turned disturbing. Apparently there is a price at which my boys will eat p00p. And they even went so far into thinking it through that they decided eating their own p00p would be better than eating someone else's. And their price? As little as $50.
I can't imagine that. If there was a million in CASH sitting on the table with a plate of p00, I would not eat it. I'd say "God will provide, thanks anyway." I would walk away from a million dollars. 'Nuff said. I MIGHT let a spider crawl on me for a guaranteed million, I'd have to think on it.

I've pulled a couple of practical jokes this last week. I said to my dh, in a very suspicious way, "Noone seemed to notice the difference in the mashed potatoes." Sure enough, curiosity was peaked in the eaves droppers. So I fessed up that I had accidentally used breast milk in the mashed potatoes. I was hoping for screaming and gagging, but Drew said "Hmmm, I noticed something was different, but not bad different." Uh huh. I DID accidentally put worchester sauce in there, but not that much, so I know they didn't taste different, lol. Well Cody started laughing his head off and pointing at Drew. See, Cody had not eaten the potatoes because he was out to prove he could live off of tuna for 3 days. Which he did not do. He forgot before the second meal and ate crackers, so had to keep starting over, lol.

So, to keep my pranks going I went for the big guns. I gave Donnie a postive pregnancy test that I found buried in my desk from Samuel. He freaked! "This isn't real, right? No, I mean it, this isn't real, right?" It was great! He was so happy that I am not pregnant that he didn't even get mad at me for doing it.

Then I found out that I got that pranksterness from my mom. Wordless Wednesday #3 is a pic from my mom. That is genuine. But she sent me an email yesterday that had a pic of her deck with SIX of those holes in the snow. What is going on? Drew and I are looking at it and he's saying someone must have done it that time, and I'm arguing that maybe it was the wind through the trees, or water droplets blown into it. Mom did it herself with a spoon just for fun, took a picture of it and sent it to me. Mmmhmmm. I'm that gullible.

April 12, 2007

Sam's new trick!

Sam is 5 months old, as of the end of March. He is starting to sit if we put him in a sitting position, for up to 2 full minutes! Look how proud he is of himself! Not to mention how doggone cute he is!

He is also rolling around a bit, too. He learned to roll early, but he doesn't do it much, so when I put him on a blanket and found him off the blanket on the other side of it, I was a bit surprised! He is also reaching for everything now, and playing with toys.

The first pic is of Sam and his cousin A. A is 6 weeks younger, but 2lbs heavier, lol. He's a chunker!

Thursday Thirteen #12

Thirteen Things about Lisa
Words of wisdom from Lisa's Mom, thanks Mom!

Some words of wisdom for you!

1. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire. (for my mom it would actually start with locking your keys in the car twice)
2. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
3. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everybody else.
4. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
5. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
6. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
7. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
8. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
9. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
10. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
11. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
12. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
13. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

And the bonus:

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. The Scrap and Knit Blog
2. Jen Holland
3. HomeSchool Mommy
4. Denise's Den
5. Least Significant Bits
6. Babysteps
7. samulli

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

April 11, 2007

Wordless Wednesday #3

This pic was taken by my mom in Maine. She doesn't know how that perfect circle ended up in the snow. Did it just collapse like that and leave a perfect circle? Did a bird fly through it? LOL

April 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #11

Thirteen Things about Lisa
13 Blogs I love to read!

1. Babysteps She's so cute, and I am facinated with being a dorm
mom and having a family. Plus I just love her honesty.
2. Dane Bramage I love his TTs!
3. Boomama I love to go here for a good laugh!
4. Holymama Seriously, she got a treadmill for her dog, and its
hysterical! You have to read about Duke's sprain!
5. It Coulda Been Worse She has THE best stories EVAH. Look
in her archives for the Perfect Gift, around Feb. 07.
6. Life In A Shoe Another large family blog, I enjoy reading
about people similar to me.
7. No Diet Coke for Mommy I have to admit, I went there to
to see why mommy wouldn't want Diet Coke, but I stayed!
8. Touching Heaven Well, she's family! I'm watching their
journey to become missionaries in Africa!!!
9. Rocks In My Dryer Lots of reviews there, and great posts!
10. Terrific Teens Miracle stories, Sunday festivus, sane mom
of teens.....
11. Laughing Mommy Good, sweet, and apparently shares my
fear of spiders. I almost threw up a little when I saw the pics on
her Sunday Festivus 13. I'm REALLY that freaked by Spiders.
12. Trophy of God's Grace Another large family AND vasectomy
reversal family with reversal babes! 12 kids, I love it!
13. Antique Mommy She has to be one of the most popular
bloggers out there. I really enjoy reading her posts.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

April 03, 2007

My first activity as Women's ministry leader

It was a very busy weekend, but I made it through! Sam started screaming fits on Wednesday after meeting Mac, who is a screamer. I thought it was weird, but whatever. Then on Thursday he broke out in a head to toe rash! It only got worse on Friday, but I couldn't get him to the doctor, so I could not be sure of what was wrong. I suspected an allergy but couldn't be sure.

I went to the retreat anyways because I was the leader, and Drew brought Sam to me a few times to nurse. But Saturday I had to have him with me because I didn't have a driver at home to bring him to eat. So Hope-Anne babysat him away from the ladies and other babies. I took him in and it was an allergy! I had switched laundry soap recently, and then found out Kaytlin broke out from it, too, but hadn't mentioned it.

The retreat went well! It was small, which is hard to keep a good head about, because I wanted it to be a "success" by numbers, but that is not what it is about. One of my written goals as women's ministry is to create smaller groups of women for more intimate sharing and support. I met women on a level I had not known before, and even found out another family in the church had gone through a reversal and had reversal babes! The speaker, who is my cousin, check out her blog Touching Heaven, was great! She has been called to Africa, her and her family, not just her, and it was great to hear about it.

Oh, the drama in my life recently! I am ready to pitch the whole used cloth diaper trading and buy new to avoid people who are unbelievably mean-spirited. But the good that has come from my review of someone's business is that my blog readership is going through the roof. Check out how my stat counter has risen since the owner posting in two different forums about me on Saturday. I hope that I gain some new readers and some new friends from it all. I know that I have gained many new friends through it already, as I was invited to two different forums over it. The drama got so crazy that the posting had to be stopped and people got infractions for the things they were saying, which may mean being banned for a few months in some cases.
I will also be removing a pic because someone who gave me permission to use her pic decided she didn't like me because I would not "obey" her every wish on my personal blog. It wasn't enough for me to give the maker of the diaper a link to her site, I was supposed to name her business and give her credit for it on the say-so of the person whose babe was in the pic, the maker of the dipe did not have a problem with the credit she received. I later acquired a dipe from her and love it so much I dedicated a post to her dipes, but I wasn't about to endorse her before I had tried the dipe. Unfortunately, I have ill feelings about using that diaper maker because of her "friend." If the dipes are so wonderful, and all the bad reviews are not true, why does she need to be so vehemenantly defended when there was nothing to defend? Its kind of scarey. Maybe I only got good service because when I got a dipe from her she already knew about my blog and talking about the dipes?? I realize it is her friend that is acting crazy, and telling lies about what happened, which were corrected by me, but because I pointed out she was lying and proved it, she suddenly wants her pic down. If I don't have her pic up, there is no reason to link to the maker of the dipe. She is hurting her friend. I don't have to remove the pic, once you are given written permission to publish something, its published, and they can't revoke it. But I will still do it because I don't want to deal with her and her public lies and bashing. (against forum rules, so she was reported.) All 10,000 members of that community have access to her tirade, and have access to my blog showing exactly what I did, and that she was lying.
I have someone else who is giving me a pic of their Superman diaper by the same maker to post, though, so I don't have to change anything else in the post. But still, I wonder if I want to promote that business now?
Ok, this is a book now, so I'll move on. I should have made it a Sunday Festivus post, lol.
Oh, I could post 13 of the meanest, or most ignorant comments made on my TT this week!

April 02, 2007

What Makes America Great?

I don't understand something. What makes America great is that we have freedom. Freedom to do much of what we want and believe in, and freedom to disagree with things and freedom to speak about it. But people want freedom to do what they want and for me to not have freedom to disagree with it.
Isn't that amazing?
I have a diaper review post. I reviewed diapers I have tried and talked about the owners business sites and products. I gave a so-so review of the diaper, parts of it were impressive, but they don't work on Sam, however, her website had a picture that I felt was unprofessional, and I said so. Nothing against her beliefs, which pretty closely coincide with mine.
I now have a couple of "anonymous" people commenting that it is hurtful and I shouldn't say that about people, and that it is discriminating to not buy something from someone because they are so proud of nursing their toddler that they post pictures of their br*ast on their business website.
Discrimination. That's a buzzword to get people to shut up. Sorry, I won't be intimidated.
I have stopped buying products I love because companies support causes I am against. That's not discrimination, that's freedom.
Its just a bonus that they are screaming discrimination against breast feeding when I am currently a breast feeding mom, breastfeeding my 7Th child.
Isn't it nice that they have the right to be offended by my saying something is unprofessional? Some countries they don't have the right to be offended, the government says whats what and you get to deal with it.
Oh, and they even said I am what is wrong with America because I think bo0bs are "private" parts, lol. They want the right to show off your private parts, and other people should not have the right to have pure thoughts and not be invaded by others lack of modesty. If you are hurt, too bad, because if you don't like it you are hurting them. They are the only ones allowed to hurt others.
Sorry, a review is my opinion on something, and my opinion is going to be said on my blog. Turn the channel. Which is what I did with that diaper site. I don't like it, so I won't look at it or buy it.
Oh, and thank you, Anonymous who also says it is unprofessional without slamming the person's viewpoints!