ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: May 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Yep that is the question?????
Some of you might know how much my 3 year old son loves dogs. No we don't have a real one but he has at least 2 dozen stuffed puppies and all with names. He is so good with his puppies and treats them like they are real. It is just to precious...ok to my point here. My FIL just phoned me a little while ago and told me that Bel, his beagle had 7 puppies yesterday! Yay that is great but now this leaves us with a BIG decision to make. I don't want to break my little guys heart over this but getting a dog is a huge commitment and to be honest I would rather have another baby (can't happen unfortunately). I can bribe the other kids with going to Florida in a couple of years but Blake doesn't understand. Sure my FIL says that if things don't work out then we can take it back but how to you explain that to a 3 year old and the other thing I am worried about is that we are a pretty busy family and I am consider (no I AM going) to work in the fall but only in the evenings and Blake doesn't go to school until September 2009. OMG this is hard. What am I going to do.....I don't know if it's me hesitating on getting a puppy or the voice of my father always saying "you don't need a dog"..... I guess he did that every time I talked about having another baby and I had them anyway. Help, I don't know what to do. If I could have a dog just like Bel (only house trained) there would be no decision to make. She is the perfect size and very good with the kids and loves to curl up and cuddle!


With all the dancing my kids do, I find the hardest things is finding the right and appropriate music for them and their age. My son Kohl is really enjoying hip hop this year but the teachers struggle to find the right songs. I just had a chance to review a great website that offer different types of lyrics which include Rap Lyrics. This will give us the chance to check the lyrics before downloading the song which will in return save everyone lots of time. Not only will this book great for the dance school but for my 12 year old son who is starting to get interested a many different types of music.


I got this meme over at Tammy's blog. It was fun but don't ask me to pronounce the name LOL

1. OSWALD - Moarimeikatate (sounds like america and states. har... har... har ...)
2. CHLOE - Miritamoku (Um... think I still prefer my given name, ha ha)3. GENG - Jikutoji (Actually, I think it's cute sounding. Arigato gazaimasu!)
4. CONSTANCE - Mimoto arichi katomiku (WOW! Does it sound like an authentic Japanese cuisine? YIKES! I broke it up cos it was quite a mouthful!)
5. DORA - Temoshika (Sounds pretty good huh?! Does it mean beautiful woman?)
6. NESSA - Tokuariarika (macam seterika je... sounds too masculine instead of feminine though) 7. SPIFF - Arinokilulu ... (sounds like something from Lilo & Stitch!)
8. JANICE NG - ZuKatokimiku ToJi (lolxxxxx)
9. MARZIE - Rinkashizikite (WOW! Very hard to pronounce but love that my Japanese name starts with an R!)
10. Tammy - Chikarinrinfu (Kinda sounds like a pokemon. LOL!)
11.Carrie - Mikashishikiku ( sure ..... say that again 3 times fastLOL)


I got these fun meme from Jenn!

Highlight the ones you've done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath ~ at some point in my life....can't remember when
08. Said I love you and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper ~ just a few!
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight ~ this used to be a common accurance at our house!
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run ~ if you count playing against the kids
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was too drunk
42. Had amazing friends ~ still have!
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign ~ not sure if I stole it but something happened to the stop sign in front of our house when growing up, there were a bunch of us! The sign never got replaced
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs.
57. Pretended to be a superhero~ what do you mean pretended to be...I AM! LOL
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers ~ okay so maybe I didn't "pose" but I sure have been showing my boobies to a lot of people lately!
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business ~ technically I helped someone start a business...a produce stand last summer
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played a Computer game for more than 6 hours straight ~ goobers lab (webkinz)
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch ~ every christmas!
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage ~ just did for my daughters dance and will again this weekend
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand ~ totally not proud of it!
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children ~ I'm in the process!
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city ~ many times
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery ~ a tummy tuck would be great!
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken some one's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone ~ my wrist
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced~belly button
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery ~ had half my thyroid removed
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours ~ I was very sick!
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper ~ wedding photo!
129. Changed some one's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Para sailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved some one's life

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I was tagged by Tammy to do this meme and since I have been so preoccupied lately and neglecting my blog, I thought I would make the time to get this one done.

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1) Copy from {Start Copy Here} to {End Copy Here}.
2) Blog 'Brag' about your husband - yes, the father of your children. As I’ve said singles may also join by bragging about their own fathers, or even grandfathers. It doesn’t matter! Of course, Daddy bloggers themselves may also join, but you have to blog about your fathers and not about yourselves, deal? Okay. Good.
3) Add your blog in the master list below linking to the post that you just made. Or if you wish, do it as how I’ve done it in my other blog by adding a new page.
4) Leave your comment here and don't forget to leave your link so you can be added on the masterlist. Yup. Here. Thanks!
5) Let’s not forget Peppermint Creative for the corner border I used for the badge.

My kids are lucky to have such a wonderful father. He is always there for them and does what he can to help make their biggest dreams come true. Whether it's watching Jays basketball games with a smile on his face and cheering him on to cuddling and tickling little Blake and spending that one on one time with him while the other kids are in school to giving Kohl that little bit extra special attention that he needs to crying at Trinity's dance recitals, he is always there to show the kids how proud he is of them. This super dad is also my hero! He helps with the cleaning, the laundry, always doing renovation projects that I throw at him, oh and my favorite he makes the kids lunches every night and gets the kids up and ready for school so that I can have a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning ( ok...the truth... I am suppose to get on the treadmill at this time).


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Monday, May 26, 2008


There isn't a whole lot going on around here. Hubby went back to work this morning after being off for a week on vacation. The weather was a bit nicer and I managed to get some more painting done on the outside of the house. Yep more pepto pink! LOL Oh well what can I say the work needs to get done. I am starting to like the burgundy and I'm sure once the shutters go on the front of the house it will look fantastic. We are hoping to have all the renovations finished by the end of the summer so that we can focus on our lives more instead of what needs to be done next. We have been doing this for almost a year now and we are getting tired and running out of money, is there ever an end?
(no the step isn't staying pink, it will eventually be the same color as the door LOL)

Things are going to be slowing down here in the next few weeks. Jay's basketball team is having their final game against the girl team on Wednesday followed by a pizza party then Friday is the rehearsal for dance followed by the dance recital(s) on Saturday afternoon, evening and on Sunday then that is it for dancing until July 9th then back at it again. The school is getting ready to start the kids school field trips and spring fair. Then that will be it for school for the summer. I can't wait! I see days ahead with no running from here to there every night of the week. Yippee!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


It is only 8:00am and the sun is shining! Today is going to be a really nice and a great way to spend our last visit with my family, we can actually get outside. Hubby is up and getting the outside door ready to paint (AGAIN) and I am going to set up out tent to show my parents how to set it up (they just got the same one). We have a huge list of things to do today and I am hoping that my dad as time to do some electrical work in our new bedroom before he leaves. But for now I am going to go enjoy the weather. I' ll be back later! Enjoy your day :0)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

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Mommy I got my HA back

What a funny one this is, as you all know it's been cool and rainy here lately, well last evening while hubby was scrapping the paint off the front door, it was open so he could get at the whole surface. Blakie and I went to the step to watch hubby work and it was a bit chilly. While we were sitting there all of a sudden Blake got right excited and started yelling look Mommy I got my "HA" back. Confused I had to ask what is his "HA". His reply he said "You know my HA" and blew out a breath with a HA and the steam came out. It had been a while since he has seen his breath, it was that cold last night. What a hilarious moment, my Hubby and I will remember this moment for years to come.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

One really impressive product out there that really lives up to it's hype is the Mr. clean Magic Eraser. It has become a staple in our home and we use it for all kinds of different uses. We use it on our smooth top stove, which was really hard to clean before we discovered the Eraser. We use it on the wood when the kids took the markers to the floor. We've used it on our van to remove road tar, sap and bug guts. Usually the hype of a product is bigger than the results but I have to say Mr. Clean got this one right and it really is a fantastic product.

Computer Check-Up

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We've survived the Party

Well Jay's birthday party is over and I think for the most part all went well. We only sent 1 boy home damaged, got kicked in the mouth while bouncing on the trampoline with the other boys. Normally we only allow 1 kid on at a time but with Jay being 12 we tried to allow him some le-way. By the end one of the boys also broke one of the posts on the trampoline by jumping up and grabbing it and bringing it down on him. The boys weren't long going home after that happened. Luckily my creative husband took the pole apart and re-inforced the pole with a metal pipe we had in the basement and put it all back together so what looked like a big problem turned out to be a 1/2 hour project for my "SUPER HUBBY", I'm so lucky.

House Fix Ups

Hubby was able to make it up on the roof today to fill the big hole we discovered when we finally got up into our attic a couple of weeks ago. As we stood there admiring the vast amount of wasted space in our attic, you have to crawl up through Trinity's Closet so we have never been up there. We noticed there was light coming in, there was a gap of about 6 inches in length along a seam. Hubby and my Dad got up on the roof tonight and filled the gap with some expanding foam so hoping this will fix the issue.

Personal Injury Law Firm

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Let the light Shine

Our new bedroom is really starting to come together, of course we still have lot's left to do but we are making progress. My family is here for the weekend and my Dad is planning on helping hubby run some electrical so we can have a few new plugs to use and possibly a light in the walk in closet/make up room. They were out this morning to get supplies but Jay's party ran a little extra long and the race is on tonight so the project will have to wait until tommorrow. With any luck they won't blow up or burn down the house.

Kids Fitness Gear

My family came for a visit for the weekend and brought some cool gifts for the kids. The entire family has been really working on becoming more fit by watching what we eat and getting more exercise. When they arrived they brought in a kids sized Treadmill, Gazelle and exercise bike. These are designed for little kids to build a love of fitness. I got up early this morning and got them built so they can exercising right beside us. Here's hoping to better health for all of us and some fun too.

It's time for a getaway

I have been dreaming of a vacation for such a long time, I don't mean just a week to go away and visit with family but a real family vacation in which we get to go away as a family and enjoy some real quality time. My hubby and I never got to have a real honeymoon, because of some pressure from our family we had to change our plans that we wanted to go on a cruise to Mexico and get married and honeymoon all in one trip. We would love to get away to the white sand beaches of the riviera Maya in Mexico. The hotel Karisma offers so many fantastic packages that no matter what you like or what you want they can find a way to make it happen for you. They believe in providing the "WOW" experience instead of just making an average event they want you to remember your vacation for a lifetime and to spread the word of their experience to encourage your friends and family want to join them as well.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I love it! Some of you have been wanting to see my new hair cut and color (colors) so miss Trinity took a picture of me this afternoon after painting all day. I love my hair this short, it is so easy to take care of and the color is great. I have been working on getting my hair cut this short over the past year and finally its done!


Tuesday was Jays 12th birthday and this was what Jenn had posted for him on her blog! Well I showed it to him and had the camera ready for his reaction, he just quite didnt know what to say LOL it was too funny. Check out his reaction below...
Jay scrolling down to the picture....
check it out...check it out... LOL
Then came the silence.....and the grin!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Well I did it. While we were out today I took some time and got my hair cut. Hubby thought I was just getting a trim but like I said I got my hair CUT! Yep it is even shorter than before and it feels great! So before I left the salon I was talking to my hair dresser about getting some highlights done to really show the cut and she suggested I go with blond and red chunks but I would come back another time. Just minutes from home after having lunch, hubby suggested that I just go get it done and not to put it off, so I headed back to the salon (25 minutes away) and got it done. I now have blond with 2 shades of red in my hair and I love it! So that is how I spent my me time today and now I am watching American Idol then heading off to bed to get some much needed rest.
I can't wait until the mom, dad, youngest sister (16) and my aunt are coming to visit (5 hours away). They haven't been here since November and the kids are so excited. While they are here we will celebrate Jay's birthday with them and my dad is suppose to help with some electrical work in our new room. I promised him that that would be the only project for him to help with, the rest of the time will be for visiting! I promise dad LOL. Hubby has been on vacation this week and although it has been raining most of the time it is going by so fast and we didn't get any outdoor painting done. See what tomorrow will bring. It is finally suppose to be sunny and warm! Ok I have a show to watch here. Who is going to be the next American Idol?
Nighty night :0)


I don't know if the weather will ever get nice around here but we are still hopeful to get out and enjoy the summer fun and outdoor sports. Here we live so close to the water so everyone seems to be big into boating which is something we have never done before so there is lots to learn and I will have to overcome my fear of the ocean water that surround us. Now for my neighbors and friends they are looking into getting new marine gps systems, getting ready and waiting for that beautiful, warm, sunny day to arrive to set sail. They are sure to find what they need to be ready for boating online with Big T Sport. The kids are excited to go boating for their first time and I'm sure we will have a great time. Just keep me in the boat and out of the water.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The day is here and today Jay turned 12 years old! My God where has the time gone... Jay will have some friends over on the weekend to celebrate but today all he wants is for us to take him to Pizza Delight for the buffet so we will have to pick him up at school today at lunch time to get him their. We do have a surprise gift for him later from his Grandma and Grandpa and we are saving our big gift for him for Saturday. I just hope I can wait until then.
Watch my baby boy grow up over the years.
Check out his slideshow !

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I have a large circle of family and friends that are all trying to lose weight to lead a happier, healthier, better fit life and today I got an email from my cousin telling me that she has reached her goal weight of 30 pounds. I am so proud of all the hard work she has put into this and will be with her has she sets a new goal of 12 lbs. The best part of this circle of support for one another is that we are all doing this without the help from lap band surgery and a lap-band doctor but unfortunately there are so many people that can't do this on their own and are forced to turn to the lap band surgery to get results. Their are so many wonderful facilities out there waiting to help. You don't have to do this alone.


Sure the rain is better than the snow we got here on Sunday but my God enough is enough. The rain would be one thing to deal with but it's the cold that comes with it. At this rate I am not getting any yard work done and the kids are always stuck in the house and really starting to get bored with it. But hey on the bright side of things, the workers were back yesterday and finished the last bit of work on the new windows so they won't be back and I can get things cleaned up around here. What a mess I am in. The kids dance competition starts tomorrow so hopefully the weather will get nicer, there is nothing worse then getting the kids to the competition in costume with worrying about getting them wet and dirty.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Here we are the middle of May and weather is freezing cold. We did see some sun today but there was nothing warm about it. The kids have been wearing jackets to school along with gloves in the morning and I won't even consider going out for a walk. A sad thing about this kind of weather is that today we had our first cruise ship come in today and this kind of weather would make it almost impossible for the passengers to enjoy their visit. Oh and next weekend starts the camping season and you won't catch me out camping yet, for crying out loud we are still using the heat in the house.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


My oldest son keeps reminding me that next Tuesday he will be turning 12 years old. My God where does the time go. Which reminds me, I have lots of pictures to get organized for his birthday slide show. I love sitting back looking at pictures from when the kids were born. Jay weighed only 5 pounds when he left the hospital after 10 days. He was 6 weeks premature and so teeny tiny and now he is the same height as me, 5'4". He is looking forward to having his friends over to hang out and I will probably take him to a movie. My parents will be coming for a visit in a couple of weekends and will celebrate his birthday with them and have lots of fun...I think he is still hoping to get guitar hero for his playstation. Before I know it he will be graduating from school. If only I could turn back time! Love you Jay :0)

Classic Watches

One of the most important parts to any girls outfit is always the watch, you need to have a watch that will match with the rest of your outfit and accessories. You have to be careful because you want a watch that will accent your outfit but not take over your look. Going out on a special night certainly calls for the best to get his attention, when your looking for something really special check out a watch for the cartier Collection. Cartier has been making watches for centuries and are one of the most trusted brand of watch in the world. Well known for outstanding quality and incomparable beauty their time pieces have graced the arms of the most wealthy and powerful people in the history of the world a tradition that continues to this very day. Cartier provides and eye for detail and chooses beautiful accents to provide extra wow to their pieces. They have collections for Men's or Ladies piece and also for any occasion with designs for dress, sports, they also have a diamond and complication style. These collections will definitely have something to meet your fancy and get you the looks you deserve. You'll feel the class as soon as you strap it on, the added confidence knowing your wearing the highest quality.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I want to wish all the great mothers out there a very very Happy Mother's Day!
Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day
With little time to stop and pray
For life's been anything but calm
Since You called on me to be a mom
Running errands, matching socks
Building dreams with building blocks
Cooking, cleaning, and finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose
Fitting lids on bottled bugs
Wiping tears and giving hugs
A stack of last weeks mail to read
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a minute,
Lord Just at the sink or ironing board
To ask the blessings of
Your grace I see then, in my small one's face
That you have blessed me
All the while
And I stop to kiss
That precious smile

Friday, May 9, 2008


Glitter Graphics

Today is the Birthday a very good friend of mine who I had to leave behind last summer when we moved. It is Kim's birthday and I wanted to share this with you all. Stop by to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Kim got me started with blogger a little over a year ago and without her pushing me to do so I wouldn't have met so many great friends. Thanks for everything Kim! This day is for you :0)






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I am so looking forward to the weekend. For the first time in a long time we have nothing planned, no running around for basketball or dance. Just a quiet relaxing weekend. Ok this is what my weekend should be like as long as it rains like it is suppose to for the entire weekend. If the weather clears I will have to participate in the Mother's Day baseball game with the church youth group. We will see what happens. Hubby works tomorrow night and again on Sunday (yep Mother's Day) but as long as the weekend stays quiet I will be happy. The kids already got me an outfit for the treadmill but I will have to wait until Sunday and I am thinking of making a chicken dinner for supper on Sunday. I will let the kids help then they will think that they made supper for me. I will be expecting a big mess LOL
Yesterday we got some more yard work done. Slowly but surely it will get done. We re planted another tree and came up with a great idea for a deck for the yard which would be a lot better for the pool so now do we go ahead with the new deck and fence or look into finishing the attic? Heck why not just get a second vehicle to make things a lot easier on us LOL Oh what to do and we can only do one and that will not happen right away. What would you do?
Next weekend is Trinity and Kohl's dance competition with tonight being there last rehearsal for hip hop. Kohl is so excited to be going to his first dance competition. Trinity still has another rehearsal next Thursday for Tap, Jazz and Ballet and will compete all 3 plus her hip hop with Kohl next Friday afternoon. I can't wait to get pictures of their costumes!
Even though it is raining today I still have lots planned. I got on the treadmill this morning for an hour while talking with my mother now I am going to change the curtains from my bedroom to the living room then will have to come up with something for my room. Now making the matching curtains for the from computer room won't happen. I need to be in the right mood to tackle something like that and if I have any motivation left over I will get some more cleaning done around here. I am going through things like crazy and throwing it out!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Silver Supply

Oil isn't the only commodity in short demand these days, I recently discovered an interesting fact, that being that over 95% of the above ground stock of silver has been used up. For over 30 years the Monex company has been servicing the needs of America in the silver industry. The Monex Company can arrange your personal silver delivery or provide safe storage for you at a bank or depository. If your looking for a high potential investment this may be the time to jump on this opportunity as the demand now exceeds the annual production and has for almost 20 years forcing the stockpile to shrink to almost zero. Monex has a large staff of professionals prepared to meet your silver needs.


I got this great "World's Greatest Mom" award from Juliana! Thank you so much this means the world to me. With things being so crazy busy around here I forgot all about mothers day. I am passing this great award on to all you mothers out there that are reading this. You deserve it! I was also tagged by Juliana to give a favorite Mothers' day quote. This is what I found...

Share your favorite Mother's Day quotes and place your blog/name right after the piece of artwork.

1. Irresistible Fascinations / Naomi

2. Manna from Heaven / Lena

3. And Life Goes On / Lena

4. Sheng's Simple Thoughts... / SHENG

5. Pinay WAHM / Juliana

6. Teacher's Corner / Juliana

7. Juliana's Site /

8. Rantings of a Woman / Carrie

Being a full-time mother

is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field,

since the payment is pure love.

~Mildred B. Vermont

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A new Spark

Looking for a new outlet for your social networking, recently launched is a new website that was specially designed to bring advertisers together with bloggers to create spread the word about their campains. SocialSpark was designed by the experts at Izea and after a short period of invitation only membership it was recently opened up for the general blogging public to submit their own blogs for approval into the system. The uniques design offers different groups of opportunites from other posting sites, with sponsored posts that are developed by advertisers. There are also blog sponsorships available where you can submit to have a patch set up on your blog for a daily rate for a set period of time which fullfills the advertisers wants. The third opportunity is called a Spark and it has opportunities to work on that bring that social aspect to things. You can also request friends and build relationships with other Social Spark users which I find a really fun feature. It's relaxing when you get an opportunity because you have 12 hours to complete and submit which allows you to spend quality time on preparing your post. One of my favorite bloggers on Social Spark is Matt my husband and partner. He got me hooked on Social spark and showed me all the great ways I can make money using my blog.


I guess that is the question that we have been asking ourselves. So continuing on from yesterdays post....We did get up into the attic and what a mess but to our surprise there is a lot of space up there. Now for our big problem, where would we put a set of stairs leading up to the attic? Our first idea can't happen because we would walk right up into a wall so we will have to have someone come in to see what can be done. This attic renovation would give us an extra bedroom so that Blake could move to a bigger room. Although his room is made just right for him, it is teeny tiny with no room to play. We aren't going to look into the attic renovation until the family room and work on the outside of the house is finished. I think we have enough on the go!

This is Blake's room! It isn't long enough for a full twin size mattress in length, his dress is on the opposite wall with maybe four feet in between. It was the perfect little room for him a year ago when we moved in but he has grown so much and has already outgrown his little room. Hopefully the attic renovation will happen and we can move him to another room. Fingers crossed!

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Sunday, May 4, 2008


Finally we have a day with no running around that needs to be done and the sun is shinning so we are enjoying the day outside getting yard work done. Since last summer I have been wanting to replant one of the trees from the back yard to the side under the living room window and now it is done thanks to the boys. I have another tree to replant somewhere different but I''m not exactly sure where to put it? Anyway things are getting done around here and later on today we will focus on getting the winter clothes packed away and then take a look up in the attic to see how much space in up there. If it is big enough we will consider turning it into another bedroom but that will mean a lot more work to be done. Right now there isn't any stairs to get up there just a little whole in Trinity's bedroom closet.
Tomorrow the work on the window installation will be finished and I am looking forward to having my house put back together.

Second Chance Credit

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Friday, May 2, 2008


I am going to take the day off from blogging and hopefully I will be feeling better soon! I think all I need is some sleep :0)


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