Monday, May 28, 2007

This is EARLY for me

It's about 5:55 AM and it's early! I was actually up at about 5:15 because my son P woke me up. I'm reading a book about anger and it says something to the fact that anger is not bad, it shows you that there is something goin on. It's how you deal with that something (getting angry) that is bad. So I was angry that P woke up his sister also at 5:15. I went into their room and picked up P's pillows (that's why he woke me up) and I rubbed his head and he and A went back to sleep. I came down to go to the bathroom (sorry, is that too much personal info?) and thought this would be a great time to be alone and blog. I really should be spending time with God in the word... I'll do that after this. This is an accomplishment for me because I usually have a hard time getting up in the morning. It's my fault though. I stay up way too late at night and the kids are usually up between 6 and 6:30. I don't get up when they do but I should. I usually let them come in our room and I put a movie on for them to watch and I try to sleep for a bit longer. if they get bored with that they usually go down stairs and get out food and tend to make a mess of things. Then I get angry with them and then with myself for getting angry with them. If I would just "get up" with them they wouldn't make such a mess and I wouldn't get angry. Oh man, what a vicious cycle.
So any way, what I'm trying to say? I don't know. I'm awake, still a bit sleepy. Maybe I'll lay back down after my quiet time. Probably shouldn't though. So in the end it was a good thing that P woke me up early!! Thanks buddy!! :)

Monday, May 21, 2007


Just a quick post... My husband and I are leaving this afternoon for a mini anniversary/vacation/get-away trip. We will be gone till Thursday afternoon. The kids will be staying with both of our families and I can't wait to go. We need some time away together alone. I will post about it when we get back. BYE

Thursday, May 17, 2007


So for Mother's Day I made my MIL a black and purple knitted/felted bag and she absolutely loved it. I made a similar one for myself and we are going to get together soon and try to line them.
I guess I am the first one in our "group" to cut "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH" a button hole in an already felted purse. Jessica helped a bunch with it cuz I was real scared. It turned out real good actually.
Then I stitched on a button that Jessica made for me. It was made out of clay and then baked in the oven and then I painted a glaze over the top of it.

I know I'm not the greatest knitter and I will never be. I'm just glad that I discovered this gift that God has given me a my prayer is that I can use it (the gift of knitting) to give Him ALL the glory!!

My creative little busy bodies (with a little help from mama) made these for their grandmas for Mother's Day. They were so proud of the work that they did and they were so excited to tell them what they made. But for the most part they did a good job at keeping it a secret.

My husband and I are so blessed to have our parents around us. Neither of us grew up living close to any of our grandparents and we didn't really get to see them that often. We are so glad that our children can grow up for now with all 4 of their grandparents living so close. P and A love spending time with Nana and Bumpa and Granny and Papa, even more then with us, which is fine. God sure has blessed my husband and I with great parents.

I wasn't sure what to title this post, but I guess parents(grand) sounds nice :)
P.S. I made something for my mom as well for Mother's Day but I just got them back as we minutes ago). I knit and felted something for her but they didn't felt right so Jessica took them and worked her "magic" not "magic" but her "gift" and fixed them. I'm too tired to take pix, I'll try to get them on here maybe tomorrow. Night : zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tag I'm it!

OK so I got tagged by A Mile In My Shoes. So I guess I have to tell how it works, write the instructions, tell 7 things about me and tag 7 other people and they have to do the same thing, or something like that. Ok so here we go I guess...

#1) The first time I met my husband I was in Jr. High and I was his family's paper girl. I wasn't fond of going to their house because him and his sister would sometimes try and jump out at me from behind a corner or somewhere. How mean to do that to an Innocent Jr. High paper girl. You'd think that 2 high schoolers could think of something else to do but Oh well.

#2) My husband and I went to prom together my freshman year...but with different dates!! I went with my boyfriend at the time and he went with his girlfriend at the time. He drove, and he and his girl sat in the front seats and me and my guy sat in the back. Who would have thought that day that 5 or 6 years later I would be married to someone else's prom date?!?! God did!

#3) My favorite color is brown. I don't really like pastel colors very much. They have their place, just not in my world very often.

#4) I LOVE pasta! My husband HATES pasta! The first time we talked on the phone when we realized we were interested in each other, he told me he HATED pasta and the first thing I thought was "Great! :( now I'm never gonna be able to have a relationship with this guy!!:( Boy was I wrong, God doesn't lets someone's food likes or not likes stand in the way of His plan!

#5) I was never, and am still not, good at athletics. The "sport" I was pretty good at though was target shooting. My dad got me into it when I was like 6 or 7 maybe and I did it all the way into high school. I won some medals and trophies and things.

#6) I love doing projects with my kids. It's fun to paint and do beads and all kinds of fun crafty things. Both my kids are always making projects or pictures for different family members. One time they wanted to give my mom a present so they each got a gift bag out of our stash and put her "presents" in their bag. My daughter gave her 2 cotton balls, 3 marbles, and 2 little balls of clay, and a pipe cleaner I think. My son gave her 3 or 4 colored Popsicle sticks, a bunch of marbles, some little pieces of clay, and a little kitty made out of little pom-pom things but one ear and one foot was missing. They were so proud of their gifts!! So yeah...they are definitely crafty and creative!

#7) My favorite drink is Diet Coke even though I know it's not that good for me. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches (with the banana wrapped in the bread like a hot dog). My favorite fruit is probably strawberries. I love dark chocolate...but really any kind of chocolate will do. I love to dunk double stuffed Oreo cookies in milk.

Ok so that's a glimpse of me. Sorry if it was too long. I don't know who to tag so I guess the game stops here. Sorry :(

Sunday, May 6, 2007

baseball vs. knitting

#1 My husband is a HUGE baseball fan. His all time favorite team is the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been a Brewers fan for as long as he can remember, for winning seasons (now) and not winning seasons. He loves going to Brewers games and wishes that he could go to more games than he gets to go to, tickets are kinda expensive and he works a lot and stuff. Oh well, but when he does go we have to be in our seats before the national anthem and we can't leave till the games over, even if there is a big margin between the scores.

#2 But I'm not complaining too much because I actually like the Brewers too. I didn't get into baseball until we got together but now I'm hooked. I'll even listen to a game on the radio in the car instead of music sometimes.

#3 I love to knit. My friend Amy taught me how about 2 years ago and I really enjoy it. I'm not very good yet, but I'm working on it. Amy has been knitting for years so she's really good. She can knit and watch tv or something at the same time... I can't. With that in mind...

#4 Amy told me about this thing called Stitch n' Pitch where people can bring knitting or any kind of needle craft thing to a major league baseball game on a designated night and "stitch" at the game. I was so excited to go to a Brewers game which I like and be able to knit with my friends which I like. I told my HUGE Brewers fan husband about this and he said it was a dumb idea and that he wasn't gonna pay money for me to go to a game and not even watch it but to knit. I really wanna go and I'm sure I can convince him to let me go. It's a good way to get people (women especially) to go to a baseball game. It's happening all over the country not just in Milwaukee. vs. knitting...which one's gonna win in this house? Will he let me go with my knitting or am I gonna have to leave the sticks at home?

Saturday, May 5, 2007

pretty yellow flowers?

1/4 of my back yard is full of these pretty yellow flowers? And there are some in the front yard too. Our neighbor who has no pretty yellow flowers? in his yard says (in a nice way) that we should pick them all just right at the top. In fact last year he would sometimes come over and pick them from our yard if he saw any. What a guy. This year he cut back some of our bushes for us in the front and he cut back my raspberry bushes too.
So yesterday my daughter and I went out to the back yard to pick the pretty yellow flowers? How cute is she?
Both her and my son love picking these for me or Nana or Granny. How soon they will learn that these are not actually flowers but weed. Have you ever thought about this...
These pretty yellow flowers? are beautiful if you like the color yellow. They disguise themselves as flowers. To the average person they look and feel like flowers. But once you research them or someone tells you what they really are you were fooled. That reminds me of some sins. Something may look or sound good but it's really not. The king of lies and deceit is great at making sin look good to us.
Hope that mad sense, just something to think about. Let me know if I'm way off.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

shhhh he's sleeping

My 5 1/2 year old son has been asleep in his own bed since 9 o'clock ish PTL!! :) For those of you who don't know... for about the past almost month or son my son has not wanted to sleep in his bed. To make a long story short, he wants to sleep with me in my bed when my husband is at work (he works 3rd shift) and when he finally falls asleep in his bed he comes into my bed in the middle of the night without waking me up and falls back to sleep. I either see him later but am too tired to put him back to bed or I don't see him till morning. Well last night my husband and I decided that we need to be consistent and have our son sleep only in his room. Last night was tough with crying and running and getting up 2 times in the middle of the night. But we made it through and hopefully tonight will be a bit easier.
I never thought that parenting would be so hard. Nobody ever talks about how hard it is, and even if someone would have tried to tell you before you had kids you probably wouldn't believe them. It's funny... while P (my son) was crying and screaming last night he said "fine mama doesn't love me!" Too bad he doesn't realize that if I didn't love him I'd let him sleep in my room and get his way all the time and not discipline him. Oh well, some day he'll understand. Probably when he calls me and says that his child refuses to sleep in their bed!! :)