Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Thousand Word Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy
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This is what happens when you take a shower on a snow day with 4 kids at home. I found this on my camera last night. I remember cleaning up the mess on her face, but I didn't know that they documented their "fun"

Look how upset she is.....*sigh*....parenting is so fun!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

When does it ever end???? Day 2

So yesterday ended up not so bad. Geoff bothered me some, but he's my husband, he's supposed to do that, right? We found out at dinner time that there would be no school again! I was thinking about going insane and committing myself, but what good would that do?

9 pm. Kids tucked away in bed. Macy sneaking a book under the covers.

9:15. I thought, man its cold in here. I got some fuzzy socks and was thinking how crappy the episode of Fringe was.

9:20. Man its really cold in here. Sent Geoff to go check it out.

YEP. The furnace is out again! We have had it serviced like 5 times and my house is only 5 years old!!!! I called Carrier last year and a nice young gentleman told me that I was SOL and to get over it. So, yes. He had the last word.

So its snowing outside and getting colder every hour. Who knows how long it was out since we had the oven on from dinner and kids were dancing around the living room to PureNRG all night. Which by the way gives me a massive headache.

So we figure that since everyone is sleeping, we'll just bundle them up with extra blankets and decide what to do in the morning.

6 am. Its effing cold in my house and there is 5-6-7 inches of snow outside.

7 am. Called the heating dude and he said he can't get to my house until about noon! Yeah thats not gonna work. He claims he was snowed in!

Geoff headed off to work because I don't think that he could take another day of yesterday and cold combined. So I get the girls to my MIL's and head off to my small group that I was an hour late for because it took me over an hour to drive a 25 minute drive because of the road conditions. That, and no one knows how to drive in inclement weather. I really had too many things on my mind to pay much attention at small group except when we were discussing irritations that we have no control over. For example my husband told me this morning not to worry about the furnace, "Its only the heat." he said. ONLY THE HEAT! WTH is wrong with him. He's all calm and collected because he's in his nice warm office doing nothing, while I am driving the kids all over God's Creation to keep them effing warm! BUT I hate it when this happens, but he's totally right. I can't worry about what I have no control over. I can't un-snow in the heater dude. I am not the one that broke the effing furnace. BUT I can complain to make myself feel better. So during all of this I have to figure out how I am going to pay for the heater dude, and I stopped at the bank. Who later called me to tell me that I somehow had left my drivers license there!!! OMG, when does it end? SO I head back to the bank, get my license then go to Wal-Mart to find a little space heater, because I can't sit in my freezing cold house while I wait for the heater dude that said he would be out at noon, then 2:30 and he finally showed up 3:30. Freak is here right now. I hit the RedBox at Wal-Mart and was able to get FireProof. I read the book and hope that Kirk Cameron starring in it doesn't ruin it for me. BUT then I realized what today is. ITS Wednesday and that means my beloved LOST is on tonight, so I guess that Fire Proof is going to cost me $2. Whats $2 when I am going to have to fork over my life's savings on this stupid furnace.

So what have I gained from today? I got to listen to talk radio in my car by myself! And I got to hear what they were talking about too! And I have quiet blog time. Its quiet mad angry blog time, but quiet, nonetheless.

And Facebook is down. Whats up with that? Ok. nevermind its back up.

Geez, he's coming back in to give me my bill.......

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day...AGAIN!

I am secretly cursing the Snow Gods. We have yet another snow day! Its a frigid 17 degrees and we are all home! Yep, my husband stayed home too! So that means no loafing around today! What a bunch of crap. See you all tomorrow.....if I live through today....pray for my sanity, please.

The stressed out, in need of a break, irritated Momma B.

Monday, January 26, 2009

WinterJam Concert

WinterJam 2009
So people were there at 6 in the morning. I am not sure what the low was over night, but when we got there at 3 pm ( 3 hours before the show started) it was 17 degrees and there was snow on the ground!!!!! Macy and I stood in line for about 5 minutes and decided that it was tooooo cold to be out there. So back to the car we went. I tried to get Macy to nap and I read my book. We got in line at 5 pm when the doors opened and we stood in the snow for about 30 minutes! We ended up lucky and got really good seats. I was worried since it was first come first serve. The show started at 6 pm and at around 6:30, 1 and a half hours after the doors opened they told us that there were still people standing outside wanting in for the show! So we got our seats and watched the show! It wasn't over until 9:30 and our bladders were about to burst! BUT IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT! Our fav was definitely Toby Mac. He puts on a super great live show and we totally enjoyed it! In addition to who I list below, Francesca Battestelli, PureNRG and Stephanie Smith also performed. Here are some pics from the show!

New Song

Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson

The Afters

Toby Mac

He was playing with the floor light and Macy got this cool picture!

Toby Mac and Diverse City

Cool kinda silhouette
Cool confetti at the end of the show

Friday, January 23, 2009

Question of the Day?!?

So I am full of questions today, but the big one is............da da ta da?

Why does everything have to be harder then it looks/seems?

You know when you volunteer for something only to find out that you have just adopted a new 'baby' and you are totally in charge and you only wanted to help out a little bit?!
YEP! I am stressed about this new 'baby' and Did I say that already?
So I should be working on my new 'baby' but since its stressing me out I am blocking it out. Thats bad too.
What do I do???
PS. Shannon! Thanks for the little plug about the jewelry that you won from my giveaway!

I am thinking about opening an Etsy shop..(so then I will have more things to do!)
Any Etsy shop owners have any tips of the trade that I should know ahead of time?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Thousand Word Thursday

Here are my little ballerina princesses.......

Kaelyn didn't want Emma to hug her during the picture. But they stopped and smiled for 2 seconds so I could take it!

I have a video, but of course its over 100 mb and too large to load....any suggestions??

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Super Sweet Rewards

So I am surprising my Macy with tickets to this show on Sunday! Sheisgoingtobesoooooooexcited!!!!!!!!! She loves Toby Mac and she has definitely earned the right to go. Straight A's, Destination Imagination, Spectrum, Super high MAP test scores...

Watch out WORLD, here she comes

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

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Here is my super easy Crab Rangoon recipe for this week!

1 can crab meat (drained well), 1 package of cream cheese (softened) , 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 tablespoon of A-1 (give or take depending on your like for A-1), wonton wrappers, oil for frying

mix ingrediants together and put a dollap on the center of a wonton wrapper. Fold over into triangle and seal edges with a little bit of water, or egg white. Then fry on each side for about 10-15 seconds.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Crazy but Cool Flyers

These people seriously look like human flying squirrels. My Uncle John sent me this and I am not an adrenaline junky, but the scenery would be nice to catch. Super Cool!
The embedded version wasn't working, sorry....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Little Miss Know-It-All

So I am the kind of gal that thinks a great steak should only be accentuated with some sauteed onions and mushrooms and not smothered with A-1 or any other steak sauce. *cuss me out if you want, I can take it* So when I had to buy the smallest bottle of A-1 Sauce for a recipe, I cringed, but made the purchase anyway. So I am home this afternoon making the filling for my Crab Rangoon recipe that I will post for TMTT next week. Anyway, Emma whom I never would have thought would have ever seen an A-1 bottle before says, "That is steak sauce Mom. What do you have that for?" I was dumb founded and said, "How do you know what that is, Emma?" She very confidently looks at me and says, "Because I know everything, Mom." And she walked away.

I wonder where she got that line from?!?! Me, no, not me.....I would never say something like that.......

A Thousand Word Thursday

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~ Sophie loves watching Pooh when her sisters are all at school ~

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I just love this picture of Emma and Geoff (minus the manhole!)
We were headed to our family portrait session at Forest Park....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

better late then never..tags and a Wiener~

I was tagged by JAM, Dee and Mel Fraase. First 2 were the 4th folder, 4th picture thingy....THANKS LADIES!! Since my photo is food, I figured that I would tie my Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and the Meme into one! And the 3rd one was the Lemonade Stand Award! Oh, and announce a winner for my Birthday Give-Away!
So here goes!

My 4th folder, 4th picture is the makings of an experiment that turned out pretty good!

Taco meat, corn, onions, cup of chili beans and I really can't remember what else. I put it in a 9x13 pan and topped it with a box of cornbread mix, prepared (but not cooked), and then baked it for 20-25 minutes. And this is how it turned out.

So join Lisa at Blessed With Grace for more wonderful recipes from the folks in Blog Land!

I also want to Thank Mel over at Fraase Family for giving me this great Lemonade Stand Award! Its on my side bar!!
And for the Wiener, I mean WINNER of my Birthday Give-Away!!!!
Shannon from the Nuthouse!!
I just sent you an email!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Birthday dinner venting revisited.....

Thanks for listening to me vent about my husbands lack of birthday planning. He really is a great husband and father. I feel bad about raking him through the coals. I really didn't expect much on my birthday, I just didn't expect to be hanging out at Home Depot and Pets Mart, especially when we only have 1 fish and no other animals! But I had to stop and remind myself that we had a great dinner and talked about how lucky we are to have each other and that we really don't have any marital issues, except for the norm and we still really like each other as people! We have the same wants for our children and we really stick together when it comes to pretty much everything.
So honey, I am sorry. I really am Blessed to have had a great steak dinner, a chocolate extreme blizzard and a HOT date for my birthday present! LOVE~

Friday Funny Photo

Redneck Seafood Dinner

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Hot Birthday Date & My Pity Party

Ok, so my husband is hot, but my birthday was like any other regular day....
4 kids woke me before the sun was up. I got Macy off to school. Sophie and Kae wanted cereal and then Emma of course wanted eggs...she can never just eat something 'normal'. I always have to cook something for her! Anyway, I did some laundry, made my bed, played with the girls, talked on the phone, read some blogs, was nosey on Facebook and read email. Just like every other day. Then my MIL showed up with a cake for the girls to decorate and told me that she was going to babysit! YOO-HOO that meant Geoff was going to take me out. Or so I thought. Well he did take me to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. I have never been there before, with 4 kids there are lots of places that I have never been! Anyway, my steak was really good and it was nice to just sit and eat with no one eating off my plate, etc.
So then we went to Home Depot. Its right accross the street and we are starting to make plans to finish our basement so I have design on my mind. But when we went to Target to look at new shirts for his new job, I started to get irritated. So after looking at flat screens that we can't afford, I told him I was ready to go home. He even suggested walking through Pets Mart!!! We don't even own any pets!! Okay, so we have a siamese fighting fish named Albert, but that doesn't count.
SO by this time it had started to snow and I was nervous about my MIL driving home in it, so we headed home. He did get me a DQ Blizzard. They didn't have the pumpkin pie blizzard anymore and I had to re-order at the window, but it tasted good. He could have taken me to the show, but that would have required too much planning. In his defense he just got a new job and they are working him to death at his current job before he leaves so he is really tired and I feel for him. Presents you ask? Oh I got a steak and Blizzar for my birthday!
So we hit the Redbox in hopes of a good rental and got home and put the girls in bed and guess what movie he got? Yep, a real winner of a show. Pineapple Express. Now If I were still in high school, then I would have watched it 50 times by now, but at this stage in my life there are other things that I would rather watch! So a quarter of the way through it Geoff fell asleep and I turned it off and went to bed. Only to be woken by a throwing up child at 4:30 this morning.......I have been spraying the house with Lysol and washing rugs, etc.
Its going to be a great day!

A Thousand Word Thursday

This week has snuck up on me.....Its Thursday already!
Macy's 9th Birthday Party over the summer......just how many kids can fit on a trampoline?

Playing 'Fry the Bacon' on the trampoline

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Birthday Give-Away!

Alright Ladies, its my Birthday! I am a young 32 today.............*wince* this getting old stuff is for the birds! This picture was from my 30th Birthday Party! That is my Macy helping me with the candles!

But I figured since I am a giving type of person, I would give you all something. So I am going to have my first Give-Away! I have been known to dabble a little bit with some I think that I will make a bracelet.

**Please leave me a comment for your entry AND grab my Button and you will be entered!**

I will pick my winner on Monday the 12th afternoonish...

If you are my winner, I will email you and leave you a comment and you just let me know what colors you like and if you like fun, elegant or chunky and I will whip you up something cool!

~Good Luck~

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Birthday Cakes!!

My Birthday is tomorrow and I thought that I would post some cute Birthday cakes.....The kids picked out some and I liked some of them too. They are all homemade! There are some crafty people out there!
Check back tomorrow.....I am going to have my first Give-Away!
Strawberry Shortcake

Everyone loves Cars

Scooby -Doo

For my MIL

Thought The Mom would like this for her upcoming party!

For my Husby

I wish that I could put my foot right in this one...I need some Chuck Taylors!

Cute little Giraffe

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays

OKAY! You asked for it! My friend Natalie had movie night this past weekend and we had Chocolate Ravioli! It was yummy and she was kind enough to share the recipe with me for YOU!

Wonton Wrappers
powdered sugar
oil for frying

So you take the wonton wrapper, put a dollop of Nutella in the center, fold the wrapper into a triangle, use a little bit of water to seal the edges closed and then fry to 10-20 seconds on each side and sprinkle with powdered sugar!


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Saturday, January 3, 2009

blah blah blah

My girls are singing Karaoke to Toby Mac, husby is in the shower and I am trying to catch up but can't concentrate since there is always something going on around me!

Saw The Woman last night at Natalie's house. She made crab rangoon, chocolate ravioli and mulled wine, it was all so good! I wasn't thrilled by it, the movie that is. But it sure is nice to have good company, good food and a comfy chair!!

here's the movie blurb....

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lost Season 5

Are my husband and I the only ones that just can't wait any longer the the 5th season of Lost to start? They have made us wait WAY to long for the season to start....we are having withdrawls....

Do any of you have your own theories? I would love to hear them.....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

How we spent New Year's Eve '08

At 8:30, Kaelyn declared that she was tired and said,"Well now all you have to do is finish the edges and do the middle! And then we'll be done!"
Macy was off with Grandma Gail and Sophie was in bed and the twins are addicted to puzzles. They do them online at the natgeo website a few times a week. So this 1000 piece puzzle was a challenge for them. We thought that we could roll it up once we were doing working on it for the evening, but parts of the puzzle keeper were missing?!?! So Geoff and I have laid it underneath the rug in the living room! At least we know its flat and safe....the girls can't find it!!!! hehehehe
Hope that your New Years was as eventful as ours! I am welcoming 2009 with a big 'ole HUG!

A Thousand Words Thursday

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My hubby and I secretly enjoyed making them wait just a few more minutes while we made our morning coffee.....