Saturday, November 27, 2010


How's that for a unique title?  Wow, this weekend was SUPER busy, but it was so much fun to spend time with family!  There's no way to put into words how thankful I am for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is my everything, and I just love Him so much!  He is the reason I live and breathe!  And of course, I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband, and my 5 precious children.  I feel so blessed and so grateful for every day I get to spend with them! 

Thanksgiving weekend rundown:

Thursday, we had Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt and uncle's house with the rest of my family...33 people total!!  So much food, as far as the eye could see, basically.  I mean really, you've never seen a Thanksgiving dinner like our family has.  It's bordering on gluttony.  But oh my, it's goood. 

Thursday night, my mom and I ventured out at 10:30 to be at Walmart for their midnight Black Friday deals.  We stood around the palette of wrapped-up $25 leapfrog leapsters, to be sure to grab two (or at least one) when midnight came, and everyone would dig in.  and dig in is putting it terribly lightly.  You ever see on a movie where people are fighting over one toy, and things are just flying of the shelf and it looks like a war zone?  Yeah, that was it.  I was in the middle of it, and got injured, and defended the one leapster I was able to grab with my life. My mom wasn't able to grab any (apparently I get my ninja skills from my dad), but a lady kindly let my mom have one from the stash she had grabbed.  So we made off with 2 leapsters...go us!!  I got everything on my list, and so did my mom, so we left feeling accomplished and off to bed I went!  No getting up at 3am for me this year...thank goodness!!!  I'd much rather stay up till 3 than get up at 3!  I'm not a morning person!   The rush of Black Friday is fun, and I do it because I have 5 kids to buy for and not a whole lot of money to do it with.  But if I didn't have to, oh, I probably would go anyway, if nothing but to watch people fight. :)  It's like a train know, it's totally disturbing, but you just cannot look away! 

Friday, my mom and I did a little more shopping and she bought me some new jeans (yay!) and scored a few more deals.  Mike and I took Isaac and Jett to the dr. for their check-ups and my mom kept the other kids.  That took about 2 1/2 hours.  I'm thinking of changing pediatricians.  The appts. are always like get there at 3:50 for an appt. at 4, and don't end up getting called back till 4:45 and then have to wait in the room for the dr., yada yada yada...  It gets old.  They both had to have shots, so afterwards, we took Isaac to look around Toys r us and let him pick out a cheap little toy.  He picked a stuffed Sonic the Hedgehog, of course.  He's been playing with him since last night, acting out the way Sonic acts in the video games and even imitating what he says.  He slept with it, too!  It's very cute! 

Today, Mike and I went to the matinee showing of the 7th Harry Potter movie (I LOVED it and can't wait for part 2!) and did a little grocery shopping afterwards. My mom came over and watched the kids (again!).  We just got finished putting up the Christmas tree and all the decorations, and now we're getting ready to watch Back to the Future 1 and 2.  or probably just's getting late.  :)  Don't hate me, but I've never seen any of the Back to the Futures.  My sister-in-law almost disowned me for it, so I'm basically watching them just for her. ;)  We'll go to church tomorrow, and maybe drive the kids around to look at Christmas lights tomorrow evening.  It's been a great weekend!

So that's my weekend in a nutshell. or maybe not a nutshell.  Whatever the case, I'm thankful for 4-day weekends like this.  We should have them more often.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

He's definitely mine

There's no denying it....

He's definitely my child.

With his Daddy's blond hair. :)

He's 13 months old now, and sweeter than ever!!

He loves to snuggle like Elijah loves cars.  Yeah, that much!  It's pretty awesome!

He loves to say "uh-oh"

He's still nursing, and I'm having a hard time trying to figure out when to stop.  It makes me a little bit sad.

He loves to play cars with his brothers, imitating everything they do.

He's starting to run now...

He's my little Jett-pack, and he's living up to his name.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Laundry Day

Do people really have "laundry day"?  Really?  Do they? 

I find it very hard to believe, as my "laundry day" falls on....oh...every day.  2 loads a day.  Sometimes 3. 

Not even kidding...sadly.

I really don't mind laundry.  really, I don't. There's just so much of it.  so. much.  It laughs at me, I really think it does. 

My washer and dryer hate me.  Now that I know as a fact.  I hear them whispering to each other, plotting my demise.

All I'm trying to say is that I do alot of laundry.  a.lot. 

I'm tired of seeing the same shirts and jeans and towels and socks and underwear over and over and over. 

But I am grateful that we have clothes to wash.  I suppose.  I have to say that, right?

No really, I am.

Okay, I'm totally stalling.  The floor of my bedroom looks something like this:

...maybe worse.

Fine, I'm going.

Wow, my washer literally just beeped at me that yet another load is ready to be dried.  Ugghhh...I hear you dude!  Just shut up!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sock Monkey

Reason #5,384 why I love Etsy:

Could this hat possibly be any cuter?

It came from this shop!  She has so many cute things!  The owl hat is adorable, too!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jett's Birthday Party

I just realized that I haven't posted anything about Jett's 1st birthday party...
I thought about either not having one at all (just doing something with family) or having one for him and Isaac combined, but then I got all weepy about how this is the last "1st birthday" we'll have for our kids.  Needless to say, we had one.  :) 
I'd been entertaining the idea (if I decided to have a party) of having a Dr. Seuss theme.  I love all the bright colors, and everything Dr. Seuss is just so cute!  I found some amazing ideas online, but trying to pull it all together was a little bit hard.  Have you ever tried to find anything related to Dr. Seuss in a craft store?  Let me save you some time - you can't.  Oh sure, I found tons of amazingly cute things I could make from craft supplies, but honestly, I'm not all that crafty.  So I wandered through Joanns and Hobby Lobby looking and looking for things that I could possibly make to somewhat resemble the awesome pictures I found on the internet.  Not so much.   I mean, his party turned out cute, but I had a much grander picture in my head of what I wanted it to look like.  Is grander a word?  Oh, and also, you can't find a Dr. Seuss cake anywhere, unless you'd like to mortgage your house to pay for it.

Okay, enough about that...on with the pictures. 

The invitation:

The decorations:

{The banner is Jett's monthly picture from birth to 1 year}

{We started out with 2 fish - named, Red and Blue - but one of them died about 2 hours after we got them home.  That is precisely why I got 2. :) }

The presents:

The cake:

Thing 1 and Thing 2 - aka Drew and Mariah ;)

I still can't believe my baby is 1! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick or Treat


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