The girls come back today…..

Woo hoo Yippeeeeee!!!! Can you tell I am excited. I can’t wait to see them and see how their week went. I can just about imagine most of them are going to get off looking beaten down and rugged. They did have 2 hour hikes each day.

And well, I know a few of those kids probably didn’t take to that so well, my stacey included. It had nothing to do with nails, hair, and a passion for fashion. She always says George W. Has no passion for fashion, he really needs me to dress him and fix his hair. She gets a kick out of knowing who the President is and calling him George dubya (W). I don’t even think she knows his last name is Bush. And please I don’t want to get into a Bush debate. I could say some rather cruel things about him but, I won’t this was only a fun example of her and her passion for fashion.

I am pretty sure Harley did ok, she likes to tough it out. But, she could suprise me. Nothing does with those 2.

So, at 2 o’clock everyone scream and holler with me they are going to be back and all the fighting, whinning, and crying will begin. Some would find this a hinderance I find it a joy.

Until next time…..

The girls have left…

Yep, they have left on their way to camp. They are going to be gone for 4 days. I am a nervous wreck. I know they are going to have fun and everything but, I keep thinking of everything that can go wrong. If you could say a few prayers for all the kids and the staff and the camp staff that would be great.

I don’t know what to do. Half my family is gone. I think this going away camp thing is for the birds. How do people do it? Miss Taylor the principal was funny. She said oh yeah, you are getting rid of two. I told her I had not decided if they were going yet. She told me, girl ya got problems. She meant it in a nice way.

It’s just I love my kids and like to be around them. I would rather their friends come to our house and visit instead of the other way around. It doesn’t bother me. I like to know who they are associating with. I still have Mikayla and Ashley here but, well, there won’t be any screaming, or fighting, or mommy get her she is getting on my nerves. She won’t stay out of my room. blah blah blah. You know the joys of motherhood. You know the stuff that makes you want to scream calgon take me away but, what you can’t live without. Yep, that is me.

Well, better get off of here and find something to do. Tootles

Happenings around here….

Well, I have been sick it seems forever. This cough really has gotten me down. I have only been sleeping a total of about 4 hours each night sometimes less. I really don’t want to go to the doctor, but, I am probably going to. There was only school this week 2 days. We love it. Just don’t love all the snow and ice outside. It would be alright if it was just snow, it is the ice that well, it ruins the snow.

My girls went to their first dance last week. It was a 3R’s Valentine Dance. It was to support the 5th graders going to camp and they made a bundle. Over 400.00. If you don’t know what the 3r’s are it means Respect, Responsibility, and Restraint. This is a motto at our school. So, both of my girls are paid for. Thanks to the amazing selling ability of Stacy throughout the year. lol. We just need to get them boots. They leave Tues. They are going to Glen Helen which if I can find a link to it I will link it. They are coming back Friday. They will be doing all kinds of things that are cool. I am not sure how much Stacey will like it. She is excited to be going but, well, she is a girly girl and I really don’t think that once she gets out there she is going to like the fact that she can’t reapply her lipgloss every few secs. So pray for them that they are safe and pray for me that I don’t hyperventilate while they are gone. I am really uneasy about them going. I don’t know why. Maybe it is because this is their first real trip away with people other than family. But, Stacey and Harley are going together so, I find some comfort in that.

Laundry is going, dishes are done, everyone is still asleep, even the dog. So, I am enjoying the quiet around here. Probably not for long though.

Today we have plans of decluttering our house. I suggested it to hubby because we aquire alot of useless things. Somehow someway, and I am feeling claustrophobic at the moment. I want to see about 70% of it gone. We are going to be going room to room and just getting rid of stuff. Freecycle is going to love me today. Although I really don’t see anyone coming out in this mess but, you never know. The garbage man might love us next Friday too. He’ll get his money’s worth I tell ya.

I also need to make a couch cover. I have just the right material in mind. I hope hubby goes for it. and I need to make 2 curtains for the side windows. Mikayla has torn up the blinds and I am afraid she might get caught in them. I have been keeping them up and I really don’t like people seeing into my house in the evening hours. So, that is on the agenda too. I hope I at least get half of the stuff done that I want to this weekend. High priority is the decluttering and the curtains. The couch cover can wait. I really don’t want it to but, it can.

Well, that is what is happening today. Or, this weekend rather. Hope everyone has a great weekend and remember to lean on the Lord. Be blessed.

A quiz

I borrowed this from Elaine….

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

A few poems….

For my friend…..


Children’s voices fill the air,
Life and laughter ring;
Across the hills of heaven,
Sweet, small voices sing.

Gone to be with Jesus,
Each little girl and boy;
Now run and play as never before,
In the land of eternal joy.

Never to know another tear,
Or face another pain;
What was a senseless loss on earth,
Has now become Heaven’s gain.

While Heaven is much sweeter,
In your heart you’ll not be alone;
God filled it with beautiful memories,
Of that child who has now gone home.
Allison Chambers Coxsey

A gift of love was given,
For just a little while;
A gift of love and laughter,
In a precious little child.

Someone to steal your heart away,
A little hand to hold;
Tiny footprints ‘cross your life,
Now left upon your soul.

The echoes of soft laughter,
The sweetness of that face;
The child who brought you so much joy,
Will never be replaced.

So take each loving memory,
Of that precious little child;
In knowing a gift came down from God,
If for just a little while.

Allison Chambers Coxsey ~

Sleep sweet angel, for all is quiet now,
Let my kiss rest upon your innocent brow,
Your sweet smile lives in the warm summer sun.
Thoughts of you are comfort, when the day is done,
The magic of your goodness dances in the autumn leaves.
Your melody sings in the wind that, echoes through the trees.
sleep my precious angel, forever you will shine
the pure light of Love within this heart of mine

May the Lord wrap his arms around you and hold you and comfort you. May you be able to work through your grief and remember all the sweet memories of your baby girl. Everything that she gave you that enriched your life and made you who you are today. May they forever reside in your heart. For your heart is where she always was and were she will remain. And know you are not alone. There are many of us that are walking the same path that you are just now beginning. And if sometime that you need help walking that path just ask for it and help will be right there for you to take your hand and walk with you, and carry you when you feel your load is too heavy to bear.

You have encouraged me, lifted me up, loved me rejoiced with me, prayed for me, and grieved with me. You did it with a pure and loving heart and I can never thank you enough. Ever. But, know that now in your time of need I am here for you, whenever you need.


Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISFP)

Your personality type is caring, peaceful, artistic, and calm.

Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 8% of all women and 6% of all men
You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.


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Happy Birthday Harley!!!

Well, yesterday my dear daughter Harley is 12.

Here is her story.

Harley Davidson Michelle was born at 2:50 am. She was born 2 months early. She weighed in at a Big 5lbs 2.2 oz and was 18 in. long. She only spent 14 days in the nicu and was the biggest preemie they had up there. She didn’t look big to me. She looked extremely small. My first baby was 8lbs 12 oz and 21 1/2 in. long. I remember bringing her home and I was so scared I was going to break her. Ashley was totally infatuated with her. When we brought her home we brought Ashley with us she was 21 months old at the time and screamed through the window that we were there to get her Harley. It was totally adorable.

She grew really fast. I just couldn’t believe it! She ate every 3 hours until she was 6 months old. I tell you I can remember the tiredness.

She started Kindergarten with no tears. She has always been an independant do it herself kinda gal. To this day she likes to be alone, loves music and dancing and Corbin Bleu. High School Musical is her thing totally.

Even through all the attitudes and some of the rough spots I couldn’t have ask for any better. She has manners when she uses them. lol. She is a typical 12 year old that can be happy one minute and then totally give you the attitude that could knock your socks off the next.

So, Happy Birthday Harley, I love ya!!!


I was looking at my to do list for yesterday and realized something. Most of the stuff I had to do dealt with using water. Have you ever pondered how much water we use in a day? We need it to survive obviously, our bodies need it. Although when I was drinking pop I didn’t think so. We use it for cooking and bathing and washing clothes and dishes and our children’s faces and hands when they find chocolate and try to hide eating it but, the tell tale signs are left behind. My husband is always complaining about water he thinks we use to much of it. We use it to cook and to brush our teeth. Water. hmmm…..

It is weird how it just doesn’t run out. Yes, we have droughts, but, when it rains or snows or sleets or hails, it all comes back. The dew on a spring morning that covers everything is water. You know when you go out in sandals and have to run across the yard to get the dog and your feet are wet, and you are just a little bit ticked. Mist and fog are comprised of water. Everything, you look around and there it is water.

I think I am noticing this because not only my to do list, but, because I have set a goal to drink 84 oz. of water a day. I am pretty much at that goal because that is all I do. Drink water. And I am using a 24 oz. cup so, it shouldn’t be that hard right? Wrong…. Here anymore, I just despise the stuff. Just because I set the goal and I need to follow through with it. Otherwise, I would just take the stuff for granted. Like I used to. 3.5 glasses full of water a day are just to much when you think about it. So, think about me today while I am drinking enough water to fill a baby pool.