Key word being "try"

Remember?? I said I would try and get the menu posted and the weekly totals updated.

I did manage to get the menu done for the most part. I am stuck on Saturday night dinner. My dad will be here this weekend and he has agreed to watch the children so Chris and I can go out.

Without kids.

To dinner.

To eat.

In peace.

With no whining.

Or crying.

Or poop.

Or pee diapers.

I know you can possibly tell how excited I am about this. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my children to death! But get this, we have only gone out to dinner 2 1 time that did not involve the kids. One. One time out without kids. It was the weirdest feeling being out without them too. I felt like I was forgetting something. Ha!

So long story short, I have NO idea what to make for Saturday night before we go. I’m sure my dad will say just order a pizza or burgers or something. He really doesn’t care, just as long as it’s good. He isn’t too picky.

I did manage to gather up all my receipts from… like a month?? maybe. Not sure. I can’t even remember the last time I did my spreadsheet.



That is literally how I feel when I don’t menu plan… and as you can tell by my blog, it’s been a while since I have done it.

As you may know, I lost my PC. Which means I am totally lost.

I have my hard drive backed up on an external drive, but have not uploaded it to my husband’s laptop because, well…. he is the computer Nazi. He thinks I put too much “junk” on here as it is. A lot, and I mean A LOT of my menu stuff is on was on my hard drive and I can’t remember what all was on there.

I feel lost.

I haven’t done my weekly totals in FOREVER!

I tell ya, I am just lost on this laptop.

So I am starting over.

I am going to “try” and get my weekly totals and my menu plan done by Saturday, Sunday at the latest.

Try, being the keyword here.

(if you are keeping count, yes I said the word lost 4, oops, 5 times. Thesaurus anyone?

I just can't stop...

… sewing!

I am currently making a Halloween twirl skirt for one of the babies. Not sure which one it will end up fitting best. I will tell you this… I need a serger. I have sewn 28 patches of fabric together to make this skirt. Each with 4 sides that have to be “finished” by me with a zigzag stitch. I am so over this skirt!

I ran out of black thread just as I was finishing up one of the tiers. I am soooo glad I didn’t run out before then. I would have been tempted to ditch the whole thing.

I made 2 dresses and 1 skirt over the weekend. Here they are!


11 years ago today

September 22nd, 1998

That date will forever be in my memory.

I can remember exactly where I was when she told me she had cancer. It was at the dinner table and I broke down. I was only 19 at the time. That was 1996.

Less than 2 years later, she was gone and I am still not over it. It hurts as bad today as it did back then.

I thought about what I wanted to write while I lied awake in bed last night. I couldn’t think of what to write. I just kept crying. It was a long night and I still don’t know what to write.

I keep going over that day in my head. It feels like it was only yesterday and I am still mad about it.

Why my mother??

Why not someone elses mother??

What did she do to deserve this?

I’ll never know the answers. I just tell myself that God needed her more than we did.

Sometimes I am still angry at people for no reason other than they still have their mother. I hate that about myself too. It’s not their fault. They didn’t do anything.

So today, as we celebrate my husband’s birthday, I am also still mourning the loss of my loving mother. I miss her everyday. She would have loved to see her grandchildren. She would be so proud.


Another year older!

This is the last of the birthdays this year. I’m glad and sad.

The one coming up tomorrow is a B-I-G-G-I-E!

Chris said it was the last day of his life, but he can be a little dramatic at times. (I wonder where the girls get it from)

Tomorrow he turns the…..

BIG 40!


He is so depressed excited!


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3 years old

Yesterday I promised more blog posts. I lied. Well, not really lied.

I intended to put more posts up but then life got in the way.

Yesterday was a busy day.

Kids, screaming, crying, cooking, cleaning, baking : not necessarily in that order though

Lilly turned 3 yesterday. Technically at 12:07 am on Sunday night. For her birthday dinner she requested “pasgetti and cake” and I was more than happy to fulfill her request.

She is such a joy to our growing family. She is a precious, smart, funny, inquisitive, bossy, loving, friendly child. And I love her with all my heart.

Here are some pictures from yesterday.

Dinners here usually consist of eating, pouting and crying… birthdays are no exception.

Sophie after eating dinner. When she actually will eat, she thoroughly enjoys it.

Showing me the “sauce”, aka frosting.

Caitlin enjoying her cake too.

I do have more pics to post, but this laptop is about to get the best of me.

It literally makes me want to scream. It takes me 10 times as long to get stuff done.

I don’t have Photoshop installed on here yet and it shows!

I just want my PC back. :(


It was only a matter of time

Chris got news last week that his job will end. At least we have about 2 months to figure things out.

In other, better news….

More blog posts to come today.

It’s a special day here. :)


Silly Lilly

Oh my word that Lilly is just so silly. She cracks me up all. the. time.

I mean come on! Just one look at that face and you KNOW she is silly!

Chris is off work today and of course, Sophie has been crying ALL. DAY. LONG! Not sure what is up with her, but my goodness! It’s enough to drive a grown woman crazy!

To try and calm Sophie down, Chris decided he would take her to the post office with him. Well, that meant that Caitlin would have to go so she could sit in the car with Sophie. Then of course, Lilly wanted to go as well. I say the more the merrier! Do you hear that???

Shh…. listen!

NOTHING! Not a sound in the house. I have it all to myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OK sorry about that. It never, EVER happens and I just had to get that out!

So anyway, Lilly wanted to go as well but since she is no longer in diapers, I took her to the potty before she left.

Here’s the conversation between her and me.

Lilly: Do you hear that? Do you hear my pee pee?

Me: Yes! I am so proud of you!!

Lilly: For going pee pee on the potty?

Me: Yes. You are such a big girl and….

Lilly: … and for picking my nose?

Me: Umm… sure! And for picking your nose.

Bless her heart.