Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Kids

Christian 14 years old and never hangs up the phone before he says, "I love you, mama." It does not matter who he is around.

Alycia 12(13 in 18 days)- the sweetest, best girl in the world. She would help anyone, and do anything for you. She cleans the house all the time, and expects nothing in return.

Riain 10 years old, always comes right to me when he comes out to the playground and gives me a kiss and a hug. WHen he walks by my room, he will flash me the I love you sign through the window.

THis is just a few things that make them the most wonderful, loving, and amazing children in the world.

I am so lucky to be their MOM!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Great product

Here is a great idea for those of you mom's out there. I know even though we have older kids, we are ordering a few because Brian is friends with the guy whose friend created it. It was featured on The View.

Check it out!!!

Lyci's 13th b-day

Help... I need theme ideas/ any ideas for Lyci's party. We are going big this year. I really want to make this a party for her and all her guests to remember. It is her first boy/girl party as a young adult.

Here is what I know for sure-

1. we will have a DJ for a couple of hours.

2. It will NOT be at our house.

3. I want to have a game that all about Lyci. I was thinking of having a Jeopardy game or something like that, and all the questions are about her.

4. Lyci has insisited on having a chocolate fountain and a cake with chocolate icing.

So, please overload me with ideas, websites and anything else party related.

I can not beleive that she is almost 13, I want to celebrate her and what a special young woman she is becoming. I am lucky to be her mom.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How come I have not bought from here before?

I spent a little time on Etsy. I have never really looked there for much, but now I am addicted. I bought a sign from there that looks similar to this.

I am also in love with this bird's nest. I want to have all of our names put on one.

I am in the process of looking for cute ideas to put on the bookshelves of our entertainment center. I want things besides books. These are a few things that I will have on it. If you have any ideas, please share. Also, I am still looking for new dishes. Let me know of any websites with cute dishes.

On another note, Brian is starting his flight lessons next week. He goes up for his intro flight Sunday morning. I am nervous, but so excited for him. This will be a great hobby for him. He loves flying. I will post some pics of him in his plane. He is taking his lessons in a plane that has a parachute, so that makes me feel better. Please pray for his safety and for my nerves to stay calm.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Free at last... but no pic

I had my cast taken off yesterday. Needless to say that my leg looked nasty. I took a pic for Brian, but I will no post it and gross you out.

I was very nervous. A ladt I did not know had a saw very close to my skin. Riain went with me and was sitting across the room, watching with excitment. This is the kind of thing he loves. So, he watching me and the nurse, then he must have seen the fear in my face. He walked over to me, grabbed my hand, and started pushing my hair to the side of my face. THen he bent down and kissed my forehead and said, "It is ok Mommy, you will be ok." KIsses me again and tells me to think of chocolate and bunnies. It was one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said to me or done for me. I love that boy!!!!

So my cast is off, and my foot feels strange. I had a pedi yesterday, so that felt better. My ankle is really sore and my calf is weak. I have lost a lot of muscle mass, and it I think it will take a while to built back up. I am glad to be wearing two shoes again. Hopefully my foot is better. My bones did not fuse back together, so if they keep giving issues, surgery is an option. I hope it does not come to that. Only time will tell.

I just want to take a minute and thank my family and friends for helping me over the last 6 weeks. I love you all!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Broken Foot and Baseball

Having a broken foot is a pain in the you know what. I walk slow, and when I walk alot it, it hurts. Brian likes this b/c this means my shopping issue will be put on hold for at least 6 weeks. I am having a lot of trouble sleeping, but the doctor has given me some pain meds. Driving is an issue, but I am working it out. Brian has been driving me around and waiting on me, what a sweet man. Also, showering, not so much fun. Brian has to help me, and trust me it is not very sexy. Five and a half weeks to go.


Riain has decided to be a baseball player. We went and signed up, bought all the equipment and are ready for the season. I can not wait to see him in his uniform. He will look adorable. We are on the same team as some friends, which will make the season way better. Can't wait Karri!!!!! Be ready for tons of pics.

So, lets hope for a quick healing foot and a good season of baseball.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A dish hunting I will go...

I am in desperate need of new dishes. I have white ones from Pottery Barn that my sister, Val, gave me a long time ago. As classic as white ones are... I am ready for some color. I am not sure exactly what I am looking for, but I know I will know it when I see it. So if you have any great sites with dishes, send it to me.