Tuesday, June 29, 2010

update on theMr

well, i had typed this long explanation of what's going on and then somehow i hit shift and it all deleted! so you're going to have to get the reader's digest version because for some reason my home computer is not working and i can only get online at the hospital! essentially, he injured his back pretty severely on thursday and is still in the hospital. he's basically having therapy to learn how to walk. he's been unable to do so since then. he's having loads of medications and physical therapy hoping to get him mobile enough to come home. maybe (fingers crossed!) today? we'll just have to see. they are also running some additional tests for an unrelated issue that they came across by accident. specific prayer requests would obviously be quick recovery and coming home. also continued arrangements for the kids and patience for me as i try to navigate meeting everyone's needs and discerning who needs me the most at any given time! thanks for caring about us, i'll let you know more when i can!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Please Pray!

Quick prayer request... theMr is currently in the hospital for a serious back injury. it happened two days ago and seems to be worsening as opposed to getting better. i'll give more details later but please be praying!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

AT&T and theMr are conspiring against me...

yesterday my internet was down. all day. no email. no facebook. no blog reading. i know, alert the media, it's a crisis of epic proportions. my internet goes out every time it storms. yet AT&T insists it's my modem. as if outside weather conditions somehow disable my modem inside my living room. sure it is. so theMr gets home last night and comments on how clean the house it. really clean. we're talking floors mopped, dusting done, five loads of laundry folded and put away, vacuum run, the whole deal. he's taking note of all this and giving me a look that clearly states he's afraid i'm either going to tell him i'm pregnant or we have to file bankruptcy. something to account for this level of cleanliness when no company is expected. then i break it to him that the internet has been down all day. you could literally see the light bulb come on. i might be afraid he would start disabling the DSL line every day before work if i didn't think he's just so relieved i'm not pregnant again. you have to pick your battles. that's the cornerstone of a good marriage.

p.s. the internet is just fine today. as evidenced by the filth my children are sitting in watching toy story right now. it's good to be back!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

graduations, birthdays and memorial day

Esme & Eloise

first time in a high chair!

ZaZa and his best friend on his birthday!

Taking it all in on Za's birthday

Make a wish!

Her last bath in the sink... she learned how to splash :)

my "little" brother's graduation

Her first memorial day parade!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

sisters :)

something borrowed....

so i'm, totally in a blogging rut... so i borrowed this idea from audrey over at barking mad!~

1. It's 2AM and you are not home. You are more than likely:

in jail. i'm too old and too lactating to be anywhere else. i'm not even sure if lactating can be used in that way but you get the hint. if i'm not here at 2 am then i can two other people in my house who are not happy!

2. What's the last thing you spent more than $100 on?

that would be the house payment. lots more than $100...

3. What do your bank checks look like?

they're just those generic ones with the bank logo on them. i used to buy cute ones but now i use checks so seldom i don't bother.

4. Where did the shirt you are currently wearing come from?

i've literally had this shirt for probably 17 years. it's from a three day rave if that tells you anything!

5. Name something that will be on your Christmas wish list:

i want a kindle so bad i can't stand it. they'll have to go way down in price for me to get one though :(

6. What color is your toothbrush?

purple and white

7. Name something you collect and tell us about it.

tea pots. i only have a few, as they are fairly expensive. i love them so much. i think because my grandmother used to have tea parties with me growing up with her antique tea pots. my wonderful grandmother who died a year ago today.

8. Last restaurant you ate at. Who were you with? How was it?

japanese steakhouse with theMr. i had sushi. it was to die for. and then some.

9. Who was the last person you bought a birthday card for?

i honestly can't remember the last time i bought a birthday card! lately i've bought wedding cards, grieving cards and baby cards but no birthday. i'm not a big birthday card person. but i love to buy a gift!

10. What is your worst bad habit?

opening my big mouth before thinking. i'm really good at that. it's no wonder i manage to offend people as much as i do. not to mention now facebook has given me the opportunity to offend hundreds of people at once. wonderful.

11. Name a magazine you subscribe to?

i actually don't subscribe to any magazines. i do, however, occasionally sneak an usweekly from the grocery store. don't tell my pastor.

12. Your favorite pizza toppings?

peperoni, black olive and mushrooms!

13. Whose number were you looking up the last time you used a phone book?

probably a movie store or pizza place. although i normally use free 411

14. Other than family, who is the person that you love most?

that's a tough one as i have some really incredible people in my life. i think if i had to choose only one it would be theresa. she has been a true friend and partner in crime for more years than i care to admit and she is absolutely beautiful inside and out. now if i could just get her to move back to ohio..

15. What is the last thing you cooked?

white pizza with artichokes, olives, tomatoes, feta cheese and mozzarella. yum!

16. Name something you wouldn't want to buy used?


17. Which shoe do you put on first?

i have no idea

18. What is the last thing you remember losing?

my mind. i miss it more every day

19. What is the ugliest piece of furniture in your house?

probably my couch. it is a country pattern (gag) and perpetually smells like pee. from potty training children- not me.

20. Last thing you bought and ended up returning?

i'm terrible about returning things. if i can't use it i tend to give it away as opposed to returning it. it would have to be worth alot of money to justify taking five kids to a store.

21. What perfume/cologne do you wear? If none, why?

i very seldom wear perfume because i'm allergic to it and i just don't think of it. but when i do i wear ralph lauren.

22. Your favorite board game?

scattergories or monopoly

24. Where did your vehicle come from?

actually we bought it from an impound lot! $600!!

25. If a movie was made about your life what would the theme song be?

"been caught stealin" by jane's addiction. Just kidding! how about "you found me" by the fray

26. You're sad, who can cheer you up easily?

theMr. or mandi. that girl cracks me up.

27. What was the color of the bridesmaid dresses of the last wedding you went to?

bright blue and very short. interesting...

28. What house cleaning chore do you hate to do the most?

Hands down, laundry! the amount of laundry that seven people produce is unreal. i hate every waking second of it.

29. What is your favorite way to eat chicken?

boneless, skinless and baked. as a former vegetarian i can't eat anything that still looks like an animal. it creeps me out.

30. It is your birthday. You hope the cake is?

chocolate and all mine. cause what i need is an entire cake to myself.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

a REAL mom moment...

sorry i haven't posted in awhile. now that school is out and i have FIVE kids here all day i'm just trying to find our new routine. but i had to stop in for a moment and tell a quip that happened last night. this will make you laugh (& probably commiserate!) i was cooking dinner with a baby on my hip (what's new?) suddenly, i sneezed. all over the food. and to top it all off, i peed a little bit. such as the life of a mother of five. romantic, huh? i'm sure they're going to be making a movie of the week about my glamorous life any day. halle berry will probably play me. seeing as how we have the same body and all...

Friday, June 4, 2010

school's out!

does it reflect poorly on me as a parent that i kind of dread the end of school year? having five kids home all day as opposed to two? just checking...