Friday, December 23, 2011

8 is GREAT!!!!!

How is it possible that 8 years have passed already??? This is one of the funnest, most dramatic, energetic, happy girls you could ever meet. Jibbity has a true zest for life and living it to the fullest, I hope she never loses that enthusiasm!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!!

Very soon now that she is 8 she will be baptized, what a super exciting birthday for this young lady! Although still doesn't seem possible these years have passed so quickly. I wish I could freeze time.
Hope your day is wonderful Jib, I love you to the moon and back infinity!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HaPpY 2nd BiRtHdAy LiTtLe SqUiShY FaCe!!!!

Seriously one of the funniest, craziest, cutest, most nutty, biggest eyed munchkins ever!!! This little guy has brought sooooo much joy and happiness into our home. He literally makes us laugh all day(and occasionally makes me completely crazy)but I have got to be one of the luckiest moms in the world to have this amazing spirit and personality in my home, and I get to be his mom forever!

I LOVE YOU little punky!!!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pathetic AM I!!!

14 years ago today I gave birth to my very first baby. I was soo terrified, and had no idea what to expect. After only 10 hours of labor my little "Bug" entered the world, and I was taken! Holy smokes this was MY baby, and he was perfect!!

I didn't know then how amazing, difficult, heartbreaking, perfect, and every other emotion and feeling there is motherhood would be, but I wouldn't trade it for the skinniest body, all the stretch marks that I have from each child, or all the money in the world. It is the biggest miracle in my life and I am truly blessed!

Now that little guy of mine is a BIG 14 years old, almost 6 feet tall, handsome and talented, and one of the greatest kids I have ever known.
Happy Birthday BUG, I love you more than words can describe, and I am forever grateful that I have the opportunity to be your mom.


****on a side note, baby number 6 is due March 3rd, and it is......another BOY!!!!!!!!****
YEP I am the biggest blog slacker on the planet!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Holy Crap!!

What started out as simply removing some tile behind the toilet to get ready for the new floor...changed to "Holy Crap" the sub-floor and even the ply-wood under that is rotten, along with the cupboard side, which we discovered was also growing black mold. (insert seriously loud screaming from the going crazy woman in this house)

Made for some humorous camera shots though...and I'm sure the neighbors love having our toilet perched on the deck...not that I really care since they are how should I put house trash?
Bug would seriously probably like this outdoor environment to sit on the pot, and I'm sure would absolutely drink a Mountain Dew while doing business.

Little Squishy just loves being outside!

Ashie, was very confused being a newly potty trained little monkey, and crying because the toilet was outside. On a somewhat funny and gross note...the water was turned off for hours on Saturday, leaving us only one toilet to use, and no flushing allowed...sick I know. Miss Ashie wouldn't use the toilet because there were shall we say "presents" already in there. Poor girl is traumatized. It made me laugh though, because I am such a good mom like that. :)

POINT is...who knows how long we will be without our other bathroom, who knows how long I will keep screaming in my head, and oh well at least the sun is shining today, and Bin Laden has been killed!!!!


FOUND this in my sweet Lexlee's drawing may or may not have made me cry, a lot!!! Such a sweetie she is!!!

Soooo sweet!!! Love this girl!! And miss my dad so much, especially since his birthday is this coming Saturday. :(


My little Ashie gets her tonsils and adenoids out Thursday, breaks my heart.

One last thought that is on my mind....


Friday, April 15, 2011


I seriously hate feet...they are kinda gross, sometimes hairy(I must admit I have shaved them once or twice)....BUT...I TRIPLE HEART(just for you X) fun, cute nail polish, and the green grass peeking out through my toes...notice...most of my toes are hidden under my jeans because well...feet are gross. :) I actually quadruple HEART toe rings, it makes me hate my feet less.

Little Squishy Face is getting big...he is sooo stinkin cute!!! BUT he is turning into a tornado, ya get him out of his crib...and he never stops til ya put him back in. Warm enough to be outside for a bit...well not all that warm but the sun was shining.

NOTICE of hideous zits populating my face...what the ell is that all about? Oh yeah it's called stress in abundance...but that is life, and we all deal with it...BLAST!!!! But my little guy is sooooo crazy cute...and says "backpack"....hmmmm that could possibly be from Dora.

We have been working(I should say Hunter Dan...because he is a bit shall we say OCD about how things are done...not even kiddin' he has OCD a little) It will SOMEDAY(someday because "HE" has been working on it for months now) look great. We live in a house built in the 1970's true story, we are NOT rich...not even close...but things are looking pretty good...and I am excited to get some new flooring. I will share some photos soon of what we have done...included will be "our" collection of dead critters in my living room and bedroom...I should win wife of the day at least.

Oh yeah, and my son(BUG) has decided he is going to go live with his dad...hence the "I am not going to stop bawling" title, because well I do a lot of that right now. I will not get into that at this time....a post for another day...but I am NOT coping well.

On a happy note my kids and I are outside enjoying the sunshine...cold enough though that my toes are about to fall off in my flip flops...oh well feet are ugly. :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

How sad is it that I have this darling new blog design and have yet to even do a new post!!! Life is tricky and complicated and full of ups and downs...right now I am struggling to stay somewhat sane, and not lose it completely!!! :) Just watched my dear Xazmin's vlog(her first ever and she was darling) thought to myself, "how fun I want to participate"...but then realized my eyes are swollen from crying so much, and I'm really not in the mood to try to be cheerful, how pathetic I know! I miss blogging!! Sometime I will share what has got me so down, beyond down really...especially since this is my journal and I need to record good and bad...not yet though.

We got tons of snow crazy, went from being in the sixties on Saturday to 8 inches of white stuff by Sunday morning!!! I am needing some Spring!!! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Where does the time go???

oops needed to turn this one!!

Happy 3rd Birthday to my little fun, energetic, mischievous, beautiful, Dora loving, monkey girl....ASHIE!!
We love you soooo much, and are so grateful you are part of our family!!! Thanks for being you, and keeping us on our toes! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I wish life could slow down a bit...just sayin'...
Lexlee is feeling soooo much better now! During her recovery she spent quite a bit of time like this...playing webkinz...which I by the way quite enjoy and play on Ashie's when I need to de-stress a bit. Wish I would have thought of them!
Ashie of course has to be like her big sister...
Being off track is nice and lazy, especially when Lexlee is stuck at home...all three girls in their pj's, sitting in the sun. I love quiet moments when we are couped up and relaxing.(o.k...they are relaxing...I am not, but that's ok...such is life as "just a mom"(that was the term Lexlee used when Jibbity came home and asked if I would speak to her class on "tool day" ya know the day when parents come and talk about their jobs)....hahaha, I just smiled she will find out soon enough! :)
I just think he is sooo blasted cute!!!!
Kids are back on track
Ashie's birthday is next week...last one in the house until next October.
Blizzard is going on outside.
In the middle of painting the upstairs.(well Hunter Dan is...I am not so good at painting)
Laundry pile is getting ever bigger!
Looking forward to a visit from GiRaFfY, and her little munchkins.
Wide awake at 3:21 a.m.(grrrrrr!!)
Must try to from he-- tomorrow...Tuesdays are crazy(dance, carpool, pick up kids from school, art, dance, pick up from art, dance, scouts)...glad it's all on one day though! :)
HaPpY TuEsDaY!!!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Mod Podge Mania!!!!! desk redo

WoooooHoooooo!!!! Mod Podge Mania is back again, head on over to This is the Year and link up any project you've done using mod podge!!!!!! Super fun to get to know other bloggers and see some fun projects!
I found an old school desk at the DI(local thrift shop) for $5.00, and had to get it. I've been looking for one for a while, my kiddos LOVE playing school. Almost forgot to take a before picture.

It was all blue, with a wooden top. I spray painted it a fun bright pink, then mod podged some fabulous vinyl with flannel backing on the top. The vinyl makes cleaning a breeze. It coordinated with the girls room perfectly!!

I did this project last summer when there was beautiful green grass, and sunshine.(oh how I miss it!!!) I love how the desk turned out and the kids love it, in fact we could really use a second for the "teacher".
Now go link up your projects, at Xazmin's MOD PODGE MANIA!!!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Friend Makin Monday...One Word!

It has been FOREVER since I have participated in's so much fun and a great way to get to know other bloggers!!! Head on over to All The Weigh and join in the fun!!!
1. Where is your cell phone? bra
2. Your most significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair? messy
4. Your mother? awesome
5. Your Father? heaven
6. Your favorite? pizza
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
9. Your dream/goal? thin
10. What room you are in? craft
11. Your hobby? crafting :)
12. Your fear? tornadoes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? rich(yeah right) :)
14. Where were you last night? home
15. Something that you aren't? procrastinator
16. Muffins? poppy seed
17. Wish list item? lasik
18. Where you grew up? Idaho!!!! WOOHOOOO
19. Last thing you did? slept
20. What are you wearing? pj's
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? nope
23. Friends? fun
24. Your life? busy
25. Your mood? anxious
26. Missing someone? always
27. One place that I go to over and over? Wal-mart(sad but true)
28. Something you want? summer(love winter, but tired of being cold)
29. Your favorite store? Target
30. Your favorite color? Yellow
Go link up and play along HERE!!!!
Now I'm off to hopefully get Lil' Squishy face back to sleep for a few more hours!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Not as Fun this Year....

Only two days ago this little missy had her tonsils removed. First day was pretty good, yesterday was a little more rough, last night was worse, and today......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Don't think I am a horrible mom to schedule surgery two days before her birthday, it was her decision to do it this week or next, she chose this week even if she was miserable on her Birthday because..."I just want to feel better".

Needless to say Lexlee, your 11th birthday will be one you will never forget!!

We love you soooo much!! You are the sweetest little thing, have such a big heart, and such a love for your siblings. No wonder they all adore you. You are beautiful inside and out. We are very blessed to have you in our family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my LITTLE SWEETIE!!!!! We will celebrate better in a couple of weeks! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

W is for worry...

My little Lexlee is going in this morning to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I am sick with worry...I know it is just a simple surgery, but it's my little girl we are talking about here.

Do ya think you can pray too much???

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Remember yesterday when I talked about the most heartfelt Christmas gift???
Christmas morning we were just finishing unwrapping our gifts, only a couple more left. One of those happened to be from my mom to Hunter Dan and I. It was sad this year to see the tags read only from my mom, or "love from Grandma". I told Hunter Dan to go ahead and open it since it was to both of us....after he tore off the paper and opened the box, I looked up to see what we had been given. Mom is really good about things like food storage as gifts and I love that, so I just assumed it would be something along those lines....I could not have been more wrong....
...or surprised
...or touched didn't take any more time than just glancing in the box to realize what she had done.
This may look like a simple quilt....but it is soooo much more....
This block is from....

...this shirt.

This one from...

This one from...
the shirt he was wearing when he snuggled my new baby on Lil' Squishy faces first trip to Idaho.
In the card attached to the quilt were these words...
Dear Tanielle and Hunter Dan,
I was packing up some of Dad's clothes for the DI(a thrift store) when I decided to give you kids one more memory of him. I think you will recognize that the squares in this quilt are from 14 of the most recent and favorite shirts of his, and the last pairs of levis before he left this earth. I wanted to do this, and I really felt the warmth of him as I was sewing, so I think he approved.
She of course ended the card by telling us how much she loved us and how she hoped we had a very Merry Christmas.
She not only made one for us, but my FIVE other living siblings as well.
When I hold this quilt I can smell him. I am sooo grateful to my mom for doing this for us, it means more than I can even explain....and since as I am typing this I am sobbing(because lets face it I am one emotional gal...all the time), and can't see the screen anymore I will end it by showing you what she hand-stitched on my amazing "dad quilt".
Sure do miss this guy!!!
Thank-you mom, I love you so much!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sooo, what's new with you?

Today Jibbity said to me, "Mom was the last time you did your blog really clear back on my birthday, 'cause I really like reading it, and it has been the same for a really long time."
Hmmmmm...this is suppose to be my journal...
I AM A SLACKER...but am determined to get my act together! (fingers crossed)
SOOOOO... what's new?????
This little man LOVED his birthday did one year fly by already??? He is soooo much fun!
Went to Idaho and saw this for the first time.......still doesn't seem real, miss my dad and think about him everyday!
My little Ashie started dance....she is a nut!!! Cute little thing, but PURE MISCHIEF!!!

Can ya see the rotten behind those big brown eyes?

*doing an overhaul on the upstairs
*did a major move with the two oldest girls to a new room downstairs
*dealing with a taller than me now thirteen year old son
*trying to keep my girls from growing up
*chasing an adorable one year old
*had a funeral around the toilet bowl for Gil the goldfish(dang thing lasted well over two years)
*trying to keep ahead of laundry...hahahahahaha
*wishing I didn't need sleep
*got through 5 of the 7 birthdays in this house...last two are this week and mid February...then done with them again til mid October.
*got through the most heartfelt gift ever...will do a post on that next.
*LOVING being a mom!!
Love to all my favorite blogging ladies out there, I have missed you and hope to visit soon. Must sleep now, for it is 4:12 in the morning. :)