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Our oldest had his wisdom teeth removed today {all 4}… What a terrible experience… As soon as his eyes were opened from surgery, they had him in a wheel chair and asked us to pull the car around to the back of the building, that right there should tell ya something… Like they don’t want the other patients in the waiting room to witness, all the BLOOD, that was pouring out of his mouth… I looked at the attendant and said, you expect me to take him in my car bleeding like that??  He said oh it’s normal to bleed after surgery… I’ll change his gauze one more time and then you can change it for him every 30 minutes for the next two hours… Let me tell you, we went through the entire bag of gauze before we even got to Lodi.  By the time we got home from the pharmacy with his antibiotic, and 2 pain meds. He was throwing up… Apparently the anesthesia made him nauseous… Figures, {that happened to me too} so by noon, when my hubby was at the drug store buying more gauze, I was on the phone crying to my mom pleading for her to take the other three boys to her house when she got off work this evening, {I really didn’t have to plead she was way more than willing, even got off right then and there drove around the corner, she works directly behind my house and picked up the three little brothers}… Not that they were being difficult or hard, our boys are SUPER easy… but… Let’s just say Chris has serious GRUMPY issues after being put under and when in pain, the noise and distraction was just too much.  FINALLY as of 6 PM this evening the bleeding and throwing up has stopped… What an EXTREMELY hard day, I am so very thankful my hubby was off to help, I am also beyond thankful my parents are so near and willing to take my kids and fill their days and nights with GREAT FUN….

I would be very grateful if someone would come over and decorate my house for fall, I am thinking it will never happen, and after today I am not in the mood…  Here’s to hoping for a better day tomorrow and praying for quick healing for our son.


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ABC’s of Me…

A. Attached or single? Most definitely attached!

B. Best friend? Em

C. Cake or pie? Cake

D. Day of choice? Monday

E. Essential item? my laptop

F. Favorite color? right now apple green

G. Gummy bears or worms? bears, but I don’t like either really

H. Home town? Not giving that away right now for privacy’s sake.

I. Favorite indulgence? Shopping

J. January or July? January, I love the cold weather dislike the heat

K. Kids? Yep, lots of boys

L. Life isn’t complete without? a happy relationship

M. Marriage date? Nov 9 1990

N. Number of brothers and sisters? One sis

O. Oranges or Apples? Oranges, but I like golden delious apples very much.

P. Phobias? spiders, make that all bugs!

Q. Quotes? “Cultivate your curves, they may be dangerous but will not be avoided” ~Mae West

R. Reasons to smile? My hubby, kiddos, family, friends, and friends kiddos

S. Season of choice? Autumn. I love the colors, the smells, Thanksgiving, my birthday…

T. Tag 5 people: nope I just won’t do it.

U. Unknown fact about me? I MUST sleep with not one but two security blankets {my night nights}

V. Vegetable? POTATOES!!!!!

W. Worst habit? Snacking when I’m bored

X. Xray or ultrasound? Ultrasound. In fact I was offered one a couple weeks ago!

Y. Your favorite food? Chocolate {it’s food right}?

Z. Zodiac sign? Don’t know, don’t want to know either.




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Memorial Day

I woke up this morning thinking of a friend, Becky, who lost her son Jesse in war.  This is a child of God, who we watched grow into an amazing young man, husband and father.  When Jesse went into the service his mom wrote him every day and his “battle buddies” and him would request simple things, like toilet paper, gum, toothpaste… things we take for granted everyday.  Becky would pack up items and ship them off.  When Jessie’s life was taken by a bomb, Packed With Pride became her means of getting through everyday life.  Please take a moment and visit their site.  A $12.50 donation will send a solider a box Full of goodies. 

Jesse Mizener

As I was preparing food for our bbq this afternoon, with some friends, I looked over into the family room where Tanner was busy playing and this is what I saw…



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So I decided to join my first ever apron swap, with one of the requirements being a summer apron and the other being it has to have at least one pocket… I set out to see what I could find fabric wise…. My first stop was Goodwill, where I stumbled upon this GREAT pillowcase!  The print is definitely summery and fun, and the rick rack…. I mean come on… Well, with 4 boys I doubted any of them would be interested in this as a pillowcase… When it hit me…. Why couldn’t I make an apron out of a pillowcase??  So here goes my tutorial if you can even really call it that…. I tried to take pictures as I went along and some of them are slightly blurry {sorry}….


Decide how long you want your apron {remember seam allowance} and cut

Choose a coordinating fabric for your ties and pocket

Cut into 5 inch strips the entire length of the fabric, fold in half right side to right side.  Sew the open edge and turn right side out… I then connected the two long strips together, making one LONG strip {this will be the tie}

I used my cheese grater {for my pocket pattern} and traced it on a file folder.

Cut out and trace on coordinating fabric I folded my fabric in half {so I would get a front and back to the pocket}

Place coordinating rick rack inbetween right side to right side at the top of your pocket, pin in place.  Sew the pocket together leaving a small opening to turn right side out. 

Center your long tie, fold your raw cut edge of the pillowcase toward the tie, pin in place.

Pin pocket in place, I liked mine off centered.  Sew both apron tie and pocket on.

Apron Complete

Look at the CUTE button I found for the pocket!

{The great thing about a pillowcase apron is the sides and hem are already done for you}

Super Simple and FUN!

I have moved my blog, check out my new home.


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The Winner Is….

The Nest Pendant goes too…

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-04-15 14:36:45 UTC



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Does anyone have any ideas for getting rid of a week long headache??  This is horrible!  I tend to get migraines, but this my friends is not a migraine {I took my med for that and it did absolutely nothing} that’s how I know it’s not a migraine.  I seriously think it’s allergies, however I do NOT get the kind of allergies where your eyes water and you sneeze… I get nasal congestion in saying that…. MY NOSE ISN’T STUFFY, so why this headache???  Anyway I have tried, with no avail…. Ibuprofen 400mg, Sudafed Sinus Headache, and last night my Imitrex…. I am open to suggestions…..

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Merry Christmas



Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

The Lord sent His Son to this earth to die for our sins so that we would believe in His love and live in Heaven with Him always . . .

~ I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Christmas ~

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