Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I know, I know, a little late to wish Christmas blessings on everyone - but better late than never! This year the holidays have just flown by and barely a chance to catch my breath! I did luck out and get the whole Christmas week off to spend with my honey! It was nice playing 'stay at home mommy' for a while! We spent the weekend at the lake with my in laws. Fun times. My honey finally understood what presents were this year. What fun we had with the excitement of Santa leaving gifts for us to open! I got some lovely gifts from the relatives, and also enjoyed a night out at the movies. We saw "Marley and Me". Not as impressed with the movie as I was with the trailer! Cute, but wait for the DVD. BIG NEWS coming soon. I have so much to share, but want it to be a surprise. Will let you in on the secret next week. Big changes are a coming... Hope you had a Great Christmas, and a soon Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Honey!

Today is a day to remember... Just three short years ago we were in South Dakota waiting for our birth mother to deliver. What a long day it was - I'm sure it was longer for her, but oh the wait... And it was so worth it! My beautiful baby boy. I can't believe it has been three years! Time sure flies by when you're having fun! It seems like yesterday we were in below zero temperatures driving to the hospital to meet him. (of course it was below zero yesterday here in Kansas! Hee Hee) Our wonderful birth mom, oh how I appreciate her everyday, and the decision she made to pick our family to raise her son. What a hard decision that must have been! I am forever grateful to her and the dream she fulfilled for my husband and I. Last night I snuck in his room and watched him sleep. He is so peaceful and beautiful. I cherish these moments and wish they will last forever. I don't want him to get bigger! I want him to stay little forever! Oh how I wish I could stay home and spend every minute of every day with him! Time is just moving by so fast and I don't want to miss a thing. He is getting to be the cutest little gentleman. Saying "Please" and "Thank You" at just the right times. Telling me he loves me and misses me as soon as I get home ~ just the perfect thing a momma wants to hear from her little honey! Happy Birthday my Dear Baby! I Love you so much!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to me...

Well it started out as a normal Thanksgiving day. The usual sleeping in and being lazy for a few hours. This year it was my family's turn to have us over for Thanksgiving and I was planning on preparing green bean casserole and a new dish with carrots and cauliflower. I had just finished the green bean casserole and while it was in the oven I started the new dish. I had to cut the carrots and I thought it would look pretty if I cut them on the diagonal. Well I got out a big knife - not one that I normally use to chop veggies with - but thought what the heck let's have a little fun. It's Thanksgiving day, why not? Well - this is what happened... I sliced off the tip of my little finger!! Well havoc started in the household - my dear husband went into caregiver mode and took over! I was so proud of him! He was in the middle of giving little honey a bath and little honey had shampoo in his hair - but dear husband took it all in stride, he got me a chair to sit down in, he got me a towel to wrap my finger in and collect the blood. In less than 10 minutes they were both dressed and out the door to take me to the hospital, including the diaper bag, a change of clothes for me (since I was still in my p.j.'s!), part of my finger in an ice bag, and the green bean casserole from the oven! A quick drive to my parents house to drop off little honey and the casserole and we were off to get me fixed up. I do have one big testimony about the entire ordeal ~ NO PAIN! Thank you Jesus! As soon as it happened, my mind went into slow motion, and all I could think about was God can fix this. I immediately asked God to keep me from feeling any pain, I did not want to feel this! And I haven't! I won't go into all the details, but the piece of finger could not be saved. The only thing that hurt was 1. the Lidocaine shot the doctor shoved down my finger, 2. the Tetanus shot the doctor made me get in my arm (which is still sore by the way) and 3. my stomach when I have to change my bandages and I see the mess and blood, and then I feel nauseous! Otherwise NO PAIN in my finger!!! A part of me is gone now, and yes she will be missed, but life must go on... Well needless to say, we missed Thanksgiving dinner with my family, but the left overs were tasty. It wasn't quite the normal Thanksgiving, but we will never forget it. Oh and did I mention, Friday was my birthday. What a weekend to remember!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Great Giveaway...

I just stumbled on a blog that is hosting a great contest! One House Schoolroom. Check it out and enter to win! I guess it has been going on all month and I missed out on the first weeks - but there are a few days left and it is a great prize for us moms! A chance to win Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. for kids! For children ages 3-12. It is a hands-on way to teach children the value of earning money. I really want to start this with my son as he is always asking to go to the store - but he also asks if we have any coupons!! Momma taught him well!! If you haven't heard me go on and on about Dave Ramsey - then you must be hiding under a rock! Please check him out - he can really help with your finances. Also he is having a major sale on all his books, DVD's and CD's right now -they are only $10 check out his website! Hope you are having a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Carry me" and "Hold me" DO NOT mean the same thing...

This morning I learned the difference between "carry me" and "hold me". I thought they were one and the same - just a different way to say it. But no momma - get it right! We were laying in bed - {daddy brought him in about 5:00 am when he went and checked on him}. Honey had just finished his sippy cup of strawberry milk and he turned to me and said "momma hold me". Well on most mornings he usually says "momma carry" and I lift him up on my chest and hold him like he is a baby until he falls back asleep - or my arm does, then I will lay him back on his pillow. So as usual, I reached over and tried to pick him up and he went hysterical! "NO Momma! You hold me!" Well needless to say, I was a little confused. I mean it was only 5:30 am, and my child is pulling away from our usual routine - what is going on? He rolled over and snuggled in next to me - almost like spooning - then he reached over and grabbed my arm and laid it over him - to "hold him". Now I get it! He patted my hand and rubbed my arm to let me know it was going to be all right. Then he drifted off to sleep. Now I get it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Honey....

It has already honey is turning into a boy. Not mamma's little baby any more. A boy who doesn't want to have cutesy nicknames from momma, a boy who one day will turn away when I try to kiss him in public, a boy who will break his mommas heart one day when he leaves home on his own...a boy that will one day turn into a great man... and he's not even 3 yet!!! UGH!! What is a momma to do? We were driving home from Poppies house (my dad watches my son during the day when I work) I said "I Love you honey". He politely informed me that he is not my honey, my baby doll, or my sweetie - he then simply stated "I'm just A.J." Oh how they grow so fast...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


We have a winner for the giveaway from last week!! A winner was chosen randomly by one of my dear friends... and the winner is JessieLeigh! Sounds like she can really use these. She has a great blog you should check it out here. And she is also giving away a Basket of Indulgence, well actually 3 of them! Visit her blog and enter to win! all you have to do is post a comment about your favorite quick treat that you carry in your purse or diaper bag for those last minute emergencies when your out with your little ones. My honey's favorite treat is either Goldfish crackers or "bunny crackers"(the organic healthier version of Goldfish by 'Annies'). I have to have a snack on hand and water at all times for my honey or he starts a major melt down. I guess I spoiled him when he was little and now he expects it all the time! Well hope you all have a blessed day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

new project ~

Here is the fabric for my new project. Isn't it fun? I will show you later what I am making for my BFF daughter. Hopefully it will be done SOON!!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Scary Spider!! Here is my little honey getting ready to trick or treat! He loved being a spider and saying that he was going to scare everybody. Daddy brought him up to work and he trick or treated around the office - and saw his friend, Anna. This was the other costume I sewed for Halloween. I think it turned out pretty cute - what do you think? Cute little friends - Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Finally finished the Halloween costumes. One for my son and one for a friend's daughter. Wizard of OZ was involved again this year, but not with my son. As most of you know I am a huge fan and my son was the Scarecrow for his First Halloween, and a lollipop munchkin last year! He was so cute and he loved all of the attention. Last year - This year I was stumped (heehee) yet again as to what he should be. Between my head cold/sinus infection and being undecided on ideas I was ready to scrap Halloween this year - but per my dear hubby - "NO WAY! Even if we have to buy him a cheap costume from the store - He is dressing up!" So, no way am I gonna let my honey wear a last minute, nothing left on the rack store bought costume. I want to make his costumes as long as he will let me - because momma's designs won't be cool soon. I have to sew now while I still have some say in what he wears! I'm hoping it will be at least a few more years. So we decided on a little something and I threw it together last night. Hopefully it doesn't look too home made, dear hubby helped a little on the stuffing and wire hangers... You are just dying to know what I made aren't you??? Well all will have to wait until HALLOWEEN!!!! I will definitely have pictures!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CVS Deals for this week!

Look at the great deals I got this week! I am still new at this but walked away with a lot of stuff and little out of pocket! here's the deal - 5 SoyJoy bars sale 1.00 each 1 Always Infinity sale 4.99 2 Hershey Kisses 3.49 each 2 Arm&Hammer laundry BOGO 5.99 coupons - - 1.00 Arm & Hammer detergent - 1.00 Arm & Hammer - 2.00 Always Infinity - 3.00 SoyJoy if you buy 5 - 12.00 in ECB's Total OOP (out of pocket with tax) = $4.78 and walked away with $8.00 in ECB's for next week!!! Plus got a printed coupon from CVS machine for $5 off $25 total purchase. Also got a $25 gift card for new prescription - and wouldn't you know it had to get a prescription for this nasty head cold I have! So overall this was a good week at CVS!! Check out more deals at moneysavingmom and at CVS $5 Challange.

Goodnights/Underjams Free Giveaway!!

I have coupons and samples to giveaway = One Coupon for $2.00 off Goodnites Sleep pant boxers for kids ages 4-12,expires 12/31/08 One sample of Boys Goodnites Boxer Size Medium One Coupon for $2.00 off UnderJams Night Wear for boys ages 4-12, expires 1/31/09 One sample of Boys UnderJams size Medium One lucky reader will win it all! To enter please leave a comment and a way for me to get a hold of you (either link to your blog or email) *Another way to grab an extra enter is to blog about this giveaway on your blog and create a link to my blog! Please post a comment to let me know you did an extra entry. Random winner will be chosen on Nov. 4th! I will email and let you know - so make sure you leave me a way to reach you! Good Luck!!

Monday, October 20, 2008


It has been a busy weekend working on crafts and sewing costumes for the upcoming holiday!! I will show pictures when I am done - two costumes and one craft for a friend's daughter (you know who you are - no I have not forgotten about her cover!!) P.S. I got "I love you sixteen" this weekend!! I'm moving up now!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Cool Dude

Isn't he just the cutest honey ever? Looking so tough getting ready to ride with Daddy! It was so hard the first time I let him ride, I think he was only 18 months old! In fact the "first time" I didn't even know about it! Daddy took him on a ride and didn't even tell me! I was so scared. Of course they only drove around the cul-de-sac, but still, it was my baby.But I don't want anything to happen to my baby! But alas, all was fine. Now he rides all the time. He knows he has to put on jeans, his glasses and he has to wear his helmet or "bike hat" as he calls it. It still scares me, but Daddy says "It's good" and what's a momma to do but listen and just smile - all the while cringing at every turn and rev of the engine. Smile - as I find out last week they drove all the way to SONIC! SONIC...that is like 2 whole miles away! TWO MILES!!! OK I admit...I am scared to death that something will happen, all I can do is pray and remember that God is watching over my honey and He gave him to us for a reason and He will keep him safe!!! I've just got to have FAITH! Why, oh why were motorcycles invented???

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ben& Jerry Free Ice Cream!!!!

Yeah! who doesn't love Free Ice Cream!!! Click here to find out more information -

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

having fun with music

having a blast finding music for my blog...hope you like! I am still searching for songs I haven't heard in a while and may switch it up on you. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My cute baby doll

I love my little baby doll, and he says the cutest things... Me - I love you! honey - I love YOU!!! Me - I love you too. honey - Momma I love you two three! now the latest addition to this... Me - I love you! honey - I love you two! Me - I love you two three! honey - I love you two nine! (giggles after giggles from both of us...) I don't know where he gets this numerological order, it's new to me. Somehow my child thinks it's hilarious! So what's a momma to do but laugh and love him even more!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

First Post!!

OK, it's official... I've started to blog!! Watch out blog world - HERE I AM!! I will ramble on about... my life and what is happening, things that are important to me, things I like to do, more time that I wish I had, bargains that I find, crafts I make or would like to make...just stuff, and I hope you enjoy. I will also link to fun blogs I like to read and great ideas that other people have! Feel free to tell me what you think and things you would like me to write about! Have FUN!!


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