Friday, April 25, 2008


Diaper Cake I made Speed Racer's teacher

Speed Racer and Monkey

The staircase




Monkey and Speed Racer

Dining room

Dining room again

Living room

Living room again

Living room

Our bedroom


Princess' room

Speed Racer and Monkey's room


Busy, Busy, Busy

I know I said that I would post on Wednesday, but things have been crazy around here!

We moved into the house on Friday and Saturday. So Saturday was our first night sleeping in the house. It was easy to get the kids rooms done, because all they need was their furniture added since the romms were decorated. So there rooms were finished completely first. Sunday I worked on the living room, playroom and kitchen. And for the most part they were finished as well on Sunday. The kitchen took a little while, because we have about half of the cabinet space as we did in the apartment, so trying to find a place for everything was so hard! So the whole house was finished as of Wednesday, and we are now settling in to it! It is so nice to be here, our neighbors are so friendly, there are always kids outside playing, and it's just a wonderful neighborhood. I'm so thankful that we are living here. So in this next section, I am not ungrateful, I just will tell you what has happened, since moving in! lol....

On Saturday night, we saw little bugs on the floor by the window in the living room. They were tiny, like the size of my pinky finger nail, not finger, just nail. They had wings and would fly from around the window to the floor, not going anywhere really. So we thought they were flying ants. It had stormed a few days prior, and they usually come after the storm. Well Sunday it was a little worse, and by Monday I was ready for these things to be gone! I kept looking at them, dead of course, and thinking these are baby bees not flying ants! So finally Monday afternoon I called a "Bee charmer" She came out right away, and it turns out that these "flying ants" were actually yellow jackets!!!! I was like what? why?.....Anyways, turns out that yellow jackets like to make nests in the ground and around wood areas, tree stumps etc. Well the good news is we see no nests anywhere! But we just had the retaining wall redone, which means a lot of wood was pulled out and removed, and the tree that fell was removed. So there is two spots that the nest could have been, and now these eggs are hatching and the babies needed somewhere to go, so they came in the house! So anyways, the lady caulked some areas and sprayed some wasp spray, and then told me it would be just under $100.00, I didn't care, I just wanted them gone! Well turns out....they were not taken care of, we continued to see them until yesterday. I called her back and needless to say, she refunded me my money and said there would be no charge because she did not fix the problem, thank God for that! But they tapered off and we haven't seen any since Tuesday. So i guess what she did worked, it just took some time. I am deathly afarid of bees, wasps anything of that nature, but these I wasnt too scared of. They were very weak and would not even attempt to fly anywhere far away from the window, they just laid on the gound not swarming around, I'm guessing they were weak from no food, since there nest was gone, and from the spray around the window. So dont' go thinking I have my kids in a yellow jacket infested house! lol....I would not do that!! lol

In other news, please keep Speed Racer in your thoughts, as I said in an earlier post he has been having some major changes lately. He started eating more, sleeping more, and having behavioral issues all at the same time. Around January or February this all started. I finally took him in to the doctor, and I was halfway right, there is no growth spurt going on, because he has only gained 3 lbs since his 5 year check up, a year ago. So the doctor is testing him for Childhood diabeties, and a thyroid problem. We should get the results in today, and hopefully have some more answers. He also goes on Tuesday to talk to a counsler to see if this might help. Speed Racer is such a sweet loving boy, and I don't understand what is happeing to him, he is my child who tells me what God says that we should and shouldn't do, and he tells me when I'm not being fair, or nice in his eyes. He is always polite, please, thank you, your welcome. He opens doors for people with their hands full, or a buggy, without being told to do so. He is just wonderful, and I hate that this is happeing to him! But I will post later with the results.

Another prayer request (I know I don't usually do this..) A friend of mine from Alabama, just recently gave birth about three weeks before her due date to a stillborn baby boy. It is horrible news for me, and brings me back to when my cousin went through something similar with her baby girl about two years ago. It is heartbreaking, and I want everyone to pray for her and her family, I'm not posting her name, because I didn't ask her first, and I just don't feel that is necessary. I have misscarried before, but never delivered a stillborn baby. For some reason this is on my mind 24-7! I can not get things like this out of my head, it's like I'm in constant worry about the mother when this happens. I don't know why, but things like this are hard for me to get over. I still think about Lilly daily, and it was two years ago, I know this baby boy will be thought about often as well. So please just pray for their family at this time. Thanks

I'll post more later along with pictures.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Internet down for a few days

Hi everyone! My internet will be down tommorrow through Wednesday. We are moving this weekend and will not have the internet turned on until the 23rd. So I will not be blogging again until next week, that should give me plenty of time to get my house organized! I will post pictures, hopefully of the house completely decorated, Wednesday. If you need my new address just send me an email, I will not change the phone number, it is the same. But my email is if you need any of that info. Talk to everyone later and have a great weekend!!!!:)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Speed Racer's reaction to his room

Princess' reaction to her new room

The new house almost done!;)

Well we have been working on the new house this weekend. My inlaws had it painted this week, so we could go over and do the rooms today. And the tile will start tommorrow and should be done at the end of the week. It already looks so much better with the painting done! So here are a few pictures of the kids rooms before and after, and the flower beds before and after. There is also video of the kids reaction first time seeing their new rooms. Thanks to Great Grandma Joyce who helped us plant the flowers and bought them for us;) The tree that broke in the storm :( Flower bed before Flower bed after Where the tree use to be: Chris did this ;) Very good job! Speed Racer And Monkey's room before After Princess' room before After

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I was tagged by Amy, so here it goes:

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. Get the house cleaned
2. Get laundry done
3. Pack some more
4. Cook dinner
5. Get the kids ready for bed

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Chips...Doritos
2. Cheez It crackers
3. Chex Mix
4. Spinach Dip & Bread
5. Rach Dip & Chips

Five things I would do if I were a billionare:
1. Give to a charity that helps women in a crisis pregnancy
2. Go see my family whenever I wanted
3. Buy a house
4. Buy a car
5. Put money away for kids college

Five bad habits:
1. Biting my cuticles
2. Mixing my numbers up (while doing my checkbook=not good!)
3. Spending too much money
4. Trusting too easily
5. Speaking my mind too much

Five place I've lived:
1. Turkey
2. Germany
3. Prattville Al
4. Montgomery Al
5. Arlington Tx

Five jobs I've had:
1. Cashier at Fantail
2. Goodys
3. Photographer
4. Daycare worker
5. MOM!!

I have no one to tag, who already hasn't been:( sorry!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Today is a BIG day for our family

Well today is a long awaited day. Princess is now offically her father's daughter! Yes the name is quite long for such a little girl, but she is now the hubby's daughter, by the State of Alabama! For those who do not know her history. Here is the quick version:
Princess was born in August of 2004, her father (sperm-donor if you will) walked out on us and refused anything to do with her, this all happened while I was about 2-3 months pregnant. I CHOSE to raise her on my own as a single mother of two children, which I did for about 3 months, before the hubby and I were married. From the day we got married these kids have been the hubby's, yes Speed Racer dad is VERY involved in his life, but the hubby has been as well. It is such a blessing to me that the hubby married me along with my two children, and never missed a beat. He has been there through everything. He decided that it was now time to make this legal, and officialy give Princess his last name. So that is what has happened, she is now his legally! Of course Princess does not quite understand it all yet, but she WILL be told the truth, I REFUSE to lie to her about how she became. She will know who her birth father is, wheter it be pictures and stories or in person.

So none the less this is a great day for our family. I am so thankful for the hubby and everything he has given to me. He has helped me through so much these past three years that we have been married, and he has remained strong, and right by my side. This is just the icing on the cake!!
Here are a few family photos for the occasion.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

My Nephew was born today!

My sister and brother in law, gave birth to their first child, a boy today! I am so happy for them and can not wait to see him in person. His name is Michael, and he was born around 1230 am April 2nd, and weighs 8lbs 2oz, 21 inches long. He is so cute and my sister and Michael are both doing great!