Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Tree

Here's this year Christmas Tree!

I know, the star is crooked...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

This year for Halloween I really didn't give a crap. I just wanted it to be over. I made Kailyn's and Hayden's Bee costumes, no I take that back... My friend Jodi came over to force me to make the costumes and instead to told her how to do it and made her make them for me. I didn't even finish the costumes, they were Wingless Bees. Reese and Ashlee's costumes were a Walmart special. I actually feel kinda bad that I didn't do a better job with this years Halloween... Sort of. Ok not really.

Almost of the pictures are of Hayden. We went Trick or Treating in one of our good friends neighborhood and the older girls ran off with their friends and I didn't see them until they finished the entire Sub. Even though I was completely annoyed with Halloween, it still was super fun.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jiminy Cricket!

When I think of a cricket I think of one that wears shoes and holds a little umbrella. If only that were true... I wouldn't be so creeped out. This little bugger is a Camel Cricket. He is not cute or wear shoes and jumps around with an umbrella. I HATE these things! They are stupid and are like 2 inches long and look like spiders that jump around super high. They are so freakin nasty the cat and the dog will not even touch them, and they lick their own butts. They just creep me out! I hate hate hate walking in to the kitchen with the lights off and seeing one jump around. They also can climb walls and hangout near the ceilings. This cricket is horrible and tech not even a cricket.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kailyn 4!

Kailyn's 4! Her birthday was yesterday. Last week I took her out last week to get her 4 yr old pictures done. I'm really happy with the way they turned out!

 Here are a few!

Last night we had a little family birthday for her. We ate Halloween pizza's and then had her Spidar cake. She loved all of her presents! It was Olivia heaven for her. I still can't believe that she is 4!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tatum Olivia

Tatum Olivia is here!

Her Story:
Thursday night I was having contractions that were pretty consistant so I went in to triage just to get checked out. They checked everything, I was was dilated to 4 cm and they hooked me up to check the progress. After 10 hours and no progress they sent me home. Friday I did my normal mom stuff, cleaned the house and went to Target. That night around 11 pm, I got up to pee and as soon as I stood up my water broke (exploded) ALL over the place. This is my 5th kid and I have NEVER had my water break ever. Usually they have to break it for me. Anyways, immediatly after my water broke, I started getting these horrible aweful PAINFUL contractions. Holy crap I thought that I was going to die. I got to triage, I was 6 cm. After a very painful hour I got my epidural (got stuck in the back twice and now dealing with back problems still...) They checked me again and I was 9cm. Surprise, remember the painful hour. My Dr. wasn't there yet, and I had to push, so I got to hold her in until he showed up (20 min). He showed up and 2 pushes later Tatum was born! This was my fastest labor ever. Not a big fan...

She was 3 weeks early and weighed 7lbs 1oz and only 19in long. She is so little! I have never had a baby this small! 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This is who my husband fell in love with...

One of my really good friends growing up is posting all of these awesome pictures of me all over facebook...

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn

Since I have nothing else to do while trying to go into labor, I came up with this deliciousness! Chocolate covered Caramel Popcorn!! I am awesome. Your welcome.

Caramel Corn

* This recipe has to have real popped popcorn (by stove or air popper) you CAN'T use microwave... it won't work.

12 cups popped popcorn (2/3 cup kernels)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups mixed deluxe nuts

(if you don't want to use nuts, pop 15 cups of popcorn)

Pop popcorn until you have 12 cups, put in really large bowl, add nuts and mix.

In a pan heat the butter, light brown sugar, light corn syrup, and salt on medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Stir in the baking soda.

Pour over the popped popcorn and stir till well coated.

Put on large ungreased cookie sheet or two....

Bake at 200°F for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and start making chocolate!

Chocolate Stuff

I make each pkg separately. 1 for each pan...

2 pkg milk chocolate chips
2 tsp shortening (1 tsp for each pkg)

In a microwave safe bowl, place 1 pkg chocolate chips with 1 tsp of shortening.

Microwave about 2 minutes, until chocolate is shiny

Remove and stir until melted.

Quickly stir on to caramel popcorn.

Cool completely, before eating

Enjoy the goodness...

What do you do when your fighting with your sister over a Hannah Montana water bottle? You shove her face into a window.

Yep, that's what happened last night. Reese "accidentally" pushed Ashlee and her face "fell" into the window. Ash is fine, she just has a little bruise on her check...

I really don't have any words to say about this....

Race for the Cure

Last Saturday the Race for the Cure was held downtown. They went right down our street! There was a TON of people, I thought that I heard almost 15000 people participated. I took this picture from our balcony.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

37 Week Update..

There is no update. I'm still the same as last week...

Oh, I lost a pound.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

36 Week Update...

Hooray! I'm 9 months!

Had a Dr. appointment this morning and I am already 3-4 cm dilated! So exciting!!! Why?! Because I can have this baby at anytime!! And then I won't be pregnant!!!!

So my plan is to start running on the tredmill...

Baby Stats:

We had another ultrasound and she slowed down on the weight gain. Right now she is measuring 7 lbs 5 oz, still big but nothing to be too concerned about.

How I feel: Large. Huge. Enormous. Giant tumor..

Sleep: Nope. Can't roll over...

Gender: Still a girl!

Weight Gain: I only gained 1/2 a pound... So I don't count it...

Labor Signs: Need more...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Follow my nose...

With this pregnancy I have had some really weird cravings, and it has nothing to do with food. I have been craving smells!!

1. New tires

I am loving the smell of new tires. Weird I know, but it is wonderfully smelly. Whenever I go to Sam's, I walk by really slow just so I don't look like a freak smelling tires. If I could I would buy a tire and bring it home to smell it all day long.

2. Gas

Ok, who doesn't like the smell of gas?!

3. New Contruction

 There is just something about the smell of drywall. It makes me happy. Luckly for me I have a lot of construction going on in my house.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

HOLY CRAP! OWWW!!! 34 week update...

My body is seriously under attack with this child!

About 8 years ago I broke about 3 ribs on the left side of my body. They healed kinda funny (like not in the right place) and even now when I lay on my side weird or if I get to much pressure on them it hurts. Well guess who decided to find those ribs!!! She has gotten so big that I can feel her "down there" and in my ribs at the same time. Do you know what its like to be hit at both places at the same time? Well it sucks. And it's just going to get worse because she has to stay in there for another 4 weeks. Anyways, back to my pain... It feels like she is curling her toes around them and re braking them! I am having a hard time breathing (because of the shooting pains from the ribs), I can't bend over (because she is there!) and everything else has gone to crap.

This just isn't fair. I'm 5'1". I shouldn't be having babies this big. (Stupid Brian...)

Well, here's the update:

How I feel: Angry. She has gone past her welcome and needs to be evicted.

Sleep: Nope, don't remember what that actually is... I having been stressing over her coming. i.e. going into labor and not having a plan for my kids.

Gender: Girl. But will be having another Ultrasound in 2 weeks, so we'll check again.

Weight Gain: Ugh..5 more lbs (in 2 weeks). That's a total of 41 lbs all together... But, most of it is just water weight (unless my Dr is lying to me). I have been swelling really bad in the past couple of weeks. Worried that I might get pre-eclampsia again.

Labor Signs: I don't even want to talk about them.... I'm contracting all of the time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

32 week Update

I'm 8 months! So wonderful and extremely exciting! Why?! Because I am only going to be pregnant for another 6 weeks! Had another ultrasound today, Baby Girl #5 is already 5lbs 9oz! The Dr. says that by the time I am 36 weeks, she should gain another 3 lbs. Other than that, she is doing great!

How I feel: Huge. Just huge. I swear that my belly has grown 3in in the past hour... I can breathe just fine! That's because she dropped 2 weeks ago. Now it just hurts to sit and walk. My body (legs, hands, face...etc) has also doubled in size due to swelling... I look awesome!

Sleep: I am not sleeping well at all! She will not STOP moving! I feel like a zombie throughout the day. Well at least I will be ready for absolutely no sleep for when the baby comes.

Gender: At every ultrasound I make the tech check to see if it is still a girl... It still is

Weight Gain: Total I've gained 36 lbs. BUT I haven't put anymore on in the past month. And hopefully it is going to stay that way!

Name: She finally has a name! Brian is not a fan but I don't really care what he thinks, it's my baby. 

Labor Signs: YES!!! 

So that's the update

Thought of the day...

Whoa there, magazine, I already bought you. No need to pop out a million little post card babies asking me to subscribe...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kailyn just informed me that my belly is really gross...

Thanks Honey

 Love you too...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm really getting sick of this heat! And the seven day forcast lied... it's 100 degrees right now but it feel like 109.

I'm super swollen

I really want it to be Fall...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The First Day of School

Today is the First Day of School! Reese is in 2nd grade and Ashlee is in (full day) Kindergarten. Ash is SO excited to be in Kindergarten! Reese could really care less that school has started again. I can't believe that my little Ashaleelee is in Kindergarten! It makes me a little sad to think about it...  

Some of the Bus Kids

Monday, August 2, 2010

29 Weeks!

Almost done

I really need to put a picture up....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baby Update....

I am finally 7 months (28 weeks)! This pregnancy has really gone by really fast! I had a doctors appt and ultrasound yesterday.

Here's the update:

The baby is to big. At 28 weeks she is already measuring 3lbs 5 oz. And of course the doctor is concerned (again).  I will have another Ultrasound in 4 weeks and another 4 weeks after that. At 36 weeks the doctor is going to "re-evaluate" the size of the baby and determine when I am going to have her. In other words; I might have the baby around 36 weeks because she will be to big for me to push out and I am not going to have a c-section.  No matter what I will have her by 38 weeks.

Brian VS. the Table Saw


So, last night Brian was doing some work with his table saw. Yup you guessed it! He cut himself! His left thumb actually. He didn't need to get any stitches because there wasn't any skin left to stitch up. So, now it has to be cleaned with peroxide everyday (which includes many four letter words and screaming from Brian)and wrapped with dressing. It's going to take a long time to heal, but hopefully he won't have any problems with it later on. He is SO lucky that he lowered the blade to the saw before he started using it. If he didn't, he wouldn't have a thumb anymore.

Here's the picture, I took it before we left for the ER...

Looks like ground beef...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bad Day

Today as been a HORRIBLE day!!! And it is only 1:27 in the afternoon. My kids have been awful. All 4 of them! I am so stressed out! I feel like all I have been doing is screaming at them. These are the type of days, I don't like being a mom. (Whatever, you all have those thoughts) They won't stop fighting/screaming/hitting/biting/talking/laying on the freaking ground at the store/running away/climbing anything. And it all happened while we were out shopping today. I freaking went to Target and didn't even enjoy my shopping experience!!! So, now Reese and Ash are grounded to their room until Brian gets home. (And if I hear any screaming or fighting from that room they are going to be grounded until school starts!)Kailyn is having a quiet time and Hayden is in her bed asleep. And I get to clean the Kitchen.

I really can't wait until school starts. I am so over summer...

I'm really digging that womans sweater, wonder where I can find one...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy 4th and 5th of July!!!

The 4th of July

I have no pictures of the 4th of July. Because I am so awesome I forgot to charge the battery and  realized it when we got to river to watch the fireworks. Just another Holiday where I forget my mom duties in the picture taking department. Other than that the 4th was great!!! We went to our neighbors for a cookout, ate lots of food and had lots of fun! Then we all walked down to the river for the fireworks. I love the benefits of living downtown, while everyone was trying to find parking spots, we just crossed the street!

The 5th of July

The 5th of July was our anniversary! Our 7th anniversary. We spent the day really loving and enjoying each other all day! Actually Brian made me hang drywall for the day. And it sucked. Do you know how freaking hard it is to hang drywall on 10ft ceilings? Not to mention that being 6 1/2 months pregnant also makes it even better. We went out to dinner on Friday to a really nice Chinese place, that was really fun!  No kids, no screaming, no chicken nuggets, or spilled cups of junk. Just me, Brian and Jimmy Jengs. It was great. The food was amazing and Brian got his cow on and ate everything.

Overall, the weekend was great!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Baby Update....

How Far Along: I am 24 weeks, or 6mo for those of you who can't do math
How Big is Baby: Baby #5 is the should be the size of a papaya. Lucky me, my Dr already confirmed that she is bigger than she should be...
How I'm feeling: SWOLLEN! My fingers are like sausages! My other complaint (besides being pregnant) is that my lower back is really starting to hurt, alot. I haven't felt this much discomfort since I was pregnant with Ashlee. This pregnancy really isn't too bad. It's just like my other pregnancy's. I still get "morning" sickness alot, but I'm not throwing up as much anymore.

Weight-Gain: 30 lbs...

I would take a side profile picture, but that really involves too much work: taking a shower, actually putting a bra on, and trying to hide my 30 lbs I've gained...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I've found this REALLY awesome pool! I love it! (It was just built 2 yrs ago, so it is really clean.)It has a giant waterslide, a splash park thing with another waterslide and it is awesome. But today some kid had to deface my awesome pool and POOPED in it!!!! But since it is an awesome pool, we now get it get in free next time we go...

Ally got Married!

Way back on the 27th of May, my sister Ally got married!

Ally and John

Ally and her best friend Becky