Friday, November 20, 2009


Brayden kicked a ball in the front room and hit a vase that was made by my great aunt who happened to have passed away recently and knocked it to the floor where it broke into several pieces. I was very upset and sad that it was broken and I yelled at Brayden. Then I claned it up and went on with what I was doing. A few minutes later Brayden gave me the note below. What a sweetheart. Then we tried to glue the vace back together. It is still missing a few pieces but it is better then nothing. I am sorry I yelled at him he is a good kid.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Boys School Pics



I will try to get one of Hannah up here soon.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This year for Halloween the boys wanted to be something scary. So Brayden decided to be the ghost of Caineville (Tony tells ghost of Caineville stories every time we camp there, about a motorcycle rider who died but still rides around Caineville) Owen found a gate keeper costume he liked and for the first time Hannah wasn't a big white chicken she wanted to be a pirate.


Hannah has been having trouble hearing due to tons of fluid behind her eardrum. We are trying some meds to fix the problem and hopefully she wont need to get tubes put it. The other day when she could hardly hear at all Tony said "Hi beautiful" to her as she walked by. She came up to me with a cute smile and a shy laugh and said "dad just called me marshmallow" So now her nick name is marshmallow. She is so fun. I think the meds she is on is helping so far. Hopefully they will continue to help.

Saturday, October 17, 2009



Good post





From a teacher in the Nashville area:

"We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream."

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.

Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better

Place. He ended by promising to do his very best.

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.

Her speech was concise.

She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."

She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes!

We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?

She wasn't sure.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it.

She didn't know.

The class really didn't care.
All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds.

They want ice cream. The other 48 percent know

They're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone ---
That they have not first taken away from someone else.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Something to Think About

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a
single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class
had insisted that socialism worked; and that no one would be poor and no
one would be rich - a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we
will have an experiment in this class on socialism.

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same
grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the
first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students
who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were
happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied
little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they
wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.. The second test
average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the
average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all
resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of
anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor
told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the
reward is great, the effort to succeed is great; but when government
takes all the reward away; no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bear Grylls Barlow HaHa

We went camping this weekend and had a great time and quite an adventure. On Saturday we went out for a ride and were having a great time and we got quite far from camp. As we were going down a trail we decided to head back because it was almost dinner time and looking like it might soon rain (which we were not dressed for). So we turned around and headed back. A short distance down the road something felt strange so I stopped and found that I had a flat tire on my buggy. We were a long way from camp, at least 10 miles, and we didn't have a way to fill the tire. The rain was really closing down and we decided that we should get the kids out of the rain so Tony took Hannah on his bike and the boys left on theirs. I was left to wait out the rain in my short sleeved shirt. I gathered everything out of my buggy to keep it dry (camera and headlights) and Tony left his body armor to make room for Hannah so I put it on to help keep me warm. I was looking around and decided to make a place to sit down and it soon turned into making a small lean-to to keep me as dry as I could. I moved some rocks and made a small wall, then I put on a Large arched log over the top with lots of small logs leaning up to it. Then I pick a bunch of plants with big leaves and put them all over the top. Just then it started raining so I slid in and waited. The rain came down and down and down. It was quite a down pour. I stayed dry except for a couple of drips. It kept me dry but it was still cold. Soon enough Tony came back in the truck and we filled the tire. Thankfully he brought my coat and I got in the buggy and drove back to camp as fast as I could go. It was raining so hard I could barely see and I was SOAKED when we got back to camp. It took me a couple hours and a really hot shower to get warm but it was actually fun overall.

This is the pic Tony took when he came back and found me.

The next day we went back up the same trail because they kids wanted to see where I had stayed so we took some pictures of them there also.

This shows the interior, very nicely decorated.

When we got back to camp they decided to make their own shelter to protect them from the rain also.

It was a great trip.

I have to say Happy Fathers day to my Dad and My kids Dad and Tony's Dad. I am so lucky. Tony is the best Dad. It was so fun to watch him help his boys with their motorcycles, when they fall he is always right there to help them up and make sure they are ok and get them going again. He keeps all our vehicles working and keeps us all happy while out. He is the best!

Monday, April 27, 2009


I just wanted to make sure you all know that my husband and kids all have web pages as well. They are listed on the top left of my page. Make sure to check them out because sometimes we post about what is going on in our lives on their pages because they want it there.

Speaking of this my husband has posted about our most recent trip on his web page.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Hannah was watching her cousin Josh on the internet and she asked where Andrew was. I told her he was home and she asked if she could call him on his self-phone. "What is his self-number?" she asked. I said CELL phone she said "no SELF-phone everyone has a self-phone"

Maybe she is really talking to her cousins and friends when I think she is pretending to, she is using her self-phone.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Righty Tighty

Yesterday my boys were talking about what kind of underwear they like and they decided that Brayden likes boxers Owen likes Boxer Brief and Hannah wears tighty whiteys. So anyhow this morning Hannah came in wearing only her unders and said these are my righty tighty's. She is just so stink'n cute.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ziploc Vacuum Sealer

I have always wanted a vacuum sealer because I buy a lot of meat in bulk and freeze it. I have never been able to convince myself to fork out the money and I wasn't sure how much I would use it because it is big to get out and I wouldn't want to leave it out. The other day at the store I found the perfect solution for me. This Ziploc vacuum sealer was on sale for $1.99 and so I thought I would give it a try. And I was impressed. It worked fine and did get most of the air out. It is easy to use, as long as you don't fill the baggies to full. It cleaned up easy and conveniently fit in my drawer with my baggies so it will be easy to get out the next time I need it.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The dreaded laundry

I have heard a lot of people complaining about laundry lately and usually I would be right there with them but, for some strange reason laundry isn't as bad as it used to be so I started think why? What I came up with is that I decided not to try to do ALL my laundry one day and FINISH it. Because that was just setting me up for disappointment. Instead I have been just doing a couple loads hear and there through out the week. It makes it so much better when I don't think I am DONE. Because you all know you can never be done with laundry, as soon as you think you are done someone changes their clothes. Another thing that makes it better is I discovered my kids don't follow me into the laundry room. I don't know why they try to follow me everywhere else in the house, including the bathroom. So this makes laundry much more enjoyable because it is a time to myself. Because of the last reason I have started folding my laundry in the laundry room where I have a basket with each family members name on it. I fold the clothes and put it in the correct basket then other then mine and Hannah's clothes I am done. Tony puts his own away and the boys just dress out of their baskets, which is actually nice because they take off their dirty clothes in the laundry room and saves me collecting laundry.

Any how one day when I am rich (which really means it will never happen but it would be nice) I am going to build my own house that has a very large laundry room with closets built in, maybe even dressing room things. SO clothes never leave the laundry room unless they are on someone, and they always get left there when they are taken off.

I know I do things strange but it is the way I like them so it works for me. Any how have fun doing your laundry!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bad Word

Hannah was watching Dora this morning and Dora was saying I love you in english and spanish which is Te Amo but sounds kinda like De amo to me. Any how Hannah said "Dam-o, that is a bad word" So anyhow now Dora is swearing at my Hannah.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pay it Forward

The Rules1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!
2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!
3. The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!
4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! SO, REMEMBER... it is good... :) Pass it forward.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Funny Hannah

Yesterday Hannah said to me "Mom, how do dogs say 'I love you' in spanish." I didn't know how to answer but I did get a good laugh.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It Has Finally Happened!

One of Owen's top teeth broke through and is coming in. Two and a half years after it fell out. Now if we could just get the other 5 teeth he is missing to come in.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Whats Important

This is so true. Bless Charles Schultz for making it so simple.

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners .
Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with .


The lesson:
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care .

'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia.' (Charles Schultz)

Aren't Friends and Family Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!