Friday, November 25, 2011

Crazy Lady with her hands full with three children. That's the looks I get. The comments I receive. From my children. Ha ha ha ha.

No seriously. I just wonder what goes through people's minds when they say nonchalantly "Wow, you have your hands full, don't you?" Really, now.

This life God gave us, this plan He has for our lives, I love it. I love being home with my children. Teaching them. Them teaching me. Me not going nuts. Although we sleep through most of the night. Okay, I lie. Alex, although 4 years old and having his own room with a bed, sleeps there for only half the night. He then proceeds to my bed. Now I love him dearly. And if Schuyler was deployed, it wouldn't be such a big deal. But, the Love is on shore duty. Shore duty.

Shore duty entails coming home most nights. Only week long furloughs to Minnesota every few months. Nice, huh? I wish it lasted forever. Oh sea duty, stop coming closer to us!

Anyhow, I digress. I still look frazzled. And crazy. And I lose my cool once a week. I, usually, try not to on my own kids. I also get some Mom time to myself once a week. Thanks to shore duty, this is nice!

So this post has nothing but all over the place. Right now I'm a little like that. A little bit of this and that to go around right now. :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


It's been crazy around here! Half the summer is over and the flurry of activity is about to come to a close. One more big thing on the horizon: CAMP.

My Big Girl. Moira. 8 Years Young. She is attending her first ever sleep away camp.

It'll be a blink and she'll be off to college. And then another she'll be getting married and having kids of her own. I want to remember her at every stage of life while still clinging to the memories from before. My first baby girl. She is an awesome person and I love being around her.

Anyhow. . . On Monday morning she is off to camp. For five days. With a bunch of kids from church. I sure am going to miss her and I hope she has tons of fun. Making new friends and learning about God. :)
And I hope I don't lose it. Because you know I will.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I love summer. Maybe not the humid part so much but I do love summer. Lighter cooking, air conditioning, exercising in the air conditioning, riding bikes with my kids, listening to my kids tell corny jokes to each other, air conditioning, gardening, hanging with my husband and did I mention air conditioning? Ha!

So far we've gone camping.

And Swimming at the lake. Any lake. So far two.
Along with some body surfing. Because we get so many waves at a lake in the Mid-West. Just sayin'.

And we've done some reading too.
I love reading. 

So that's what we're doing so far. :) Love you all!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


It sure has been a while hasn't it? So sorry. Each time I get on to write I go blank. And then when I do think of something, the time isn't right and then I forget what I want to write when I do have time! Nuts I tell ya!

I've been trying to lose weight. And I think I may be going about it the wrong way. In my head I know what to do, eat less exercise more. Stop eating so much junk food. Be more active. That sort of thing! But goodness, is my heart where it should be when losing weight? Or am I just somehow sabotaging myself when it comes to losing weight? Sure, I've lost a few pounds and inches but I'm more frustrated than ever.

On another note, Schuyler and I are now members of our church here in Nebraska. Have been for a couple months. So what does this entail, really? I have no idea. Except maybe being more involved with church. Trying to find a niche in a place we know we're only at for 2 years! The people are awesome! I wish there were more opportunities to learn though. Say a ladies Bible study during the week and a larger children's program. But it may be something to work with the church with to help bring more people in?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's a busy life

I wish sometimes life would slow down. That I could sleep in till 10 am because I stayed up too late reading a book. Instead I have 4 loves in my home that need me.

Like these cute and awesome children. . .  ..

And my awesome husband. .

So off I go from the blog. . . more tomorrow. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring time. I love it.

I think I want to marry Spring.

Oh wait.
I'm already married.

But still. I love it. I am planning a garden. WHY? Well, I'm trying to reduce our grocery bill a bit. I love the idea of growing our food and, at the same time, keeping some money in our bank account.

Seriously. Trying to be a little thrifty here. I'm not too good at it. Can do it though. We rented this house with the knowledge we'll be debt free by March 2012, minus the car. YIPPEE!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

things are changing!

Life is GREAT. Spring is in the air even if the cold wintry blusts of air are fighting the warm sun moments through our day. Still. I sit in my house all wrapped up in a blanket.

I am seriously thinking of getting a space heater for the basement. Simply because by the time we are done with school, all of us are cold and we stand in front of the sliding glass doors where the sun streams in for a good 10 min every day. But it should be warm up enough soon that the basement will soon become our haven from the hot upstairs.

I'm waiting for that moment. Until then, we will suffer till next winter.

Lately, I've been on this diet kick. No real weight loss yet. A little here and there but then I bing and gain the 4 pounds back. I know for sure I'm not winning the contest but for sure I hope to get my $10 back! I need to get on the ball and burn more than I'm eating. I worked out twice yesterday and once already today. I hope to make it to the gym tonight while kids are at Awana. But we'll see. I may do another workout video to pack a little punch.

Pray for me to just STOP.
To stop eating.
Sure, the crackers are good but do I really need to eat the half the box in one sitting? NO.
Or go for the huge portion? No.

I just need to feel satisfied and stop there.
I tell ya. My mouth gets bored and I normally just eat to keep my mouth going. Nuts. Time for some retraining!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

One last time, For a while anyways. . .

So my love leaves for a little while soon. Again. Not for long. And not as long as last time, Thank God! But still, always the evening before I stay up.

Why? Because I think, oh how am I going to handle the stress?   

(House is NOT FOR SALE)

 I, then, had to remind myself, our home is not for sale and a pending move is no longer in the near future. We get to stay put in THIS house and not worry about a possible buyer or planning more purgings and cleanings.

But still. I stress a bit. Only because now it's back to the daily grind. :) School is finally back in a routine. My lovely husband returns back to work upon arrival back home from training. Hoping for a good schedule with him being home every night on this shore duty bit!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mom, I want to go to the gym with you!

I have a friend. A friend who said "Hey, let's go to the gym together at a set time a few times a week. Bring your kids and it'll be fun." Who can say no to that?

Not Me.

Today was day two of our regularly gym schedule. Sure, we've gone a few times before and we always do the same types of things.
Well, today, we did the same machines but I decided to try the elliptical a little differently. Instead of just the normal 20 minutes, I pushed the aerobics mode for the set amount of time.

Little did I know what I was getting myself into.

It had me pulling, pushing, just my legs and BACKWARDS. Yes. You read that right. You want me to say it again?

The Elliptical Machine had me going backwards.

I about fell over. Moira even came over from her spot at the indoor playground enclosure to ask if I was okay. Well. I lie. She asked for some water.

So now I must get ready for Awana tonight with burning legs and arms.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baking bug?

I've caught some sort of baking bug. Which would be all awesome and stuff except for one thing.

                                  I'm trying to lose weight.

Oh and one more thing:
                                  My husband isn't a sweets eater.

So. Yea. Who to share my goodies with? I suppose I could feed the troops but, alas, children can only eat sweets and bread for so long before getting tummy aches and loads of cavities. And besides, I'm not one for having hyped up sugary kids while teaching them.

OH! I know!!
                                 The Neighbors.

You know THEY will love the cinnamon rolls I made, courtesy of the Pioneer Woman cookbook, that are so yummy. And maybe we'll get to know them better, or at least their names.

                               Being on a name basis with neighbors is always a good thing, right?

More on that later, neighborly love is coming out tomorrow!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

We're IN!

The house that is. The rental house that is $600 LESS than what my mortgage payment was. Can you say "Good Bye credit card debt in 12 months?" Yea, I thought you could.

The house is super cute. And I really like it. Schuyler, the awesome husband that he is, has put in shelves in two closets. One set for school books, the other for small kitchen appliances that don't fit in my oh so tiny kitchen. He is now working on bookshelves for his office as I type on in blogworld.

My children are supposedly picking up the girls room but I think they got distracted. I hear conversations of root beer, smells and a pee pee shout from the Boy.

I think I may need to go.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Birthday Girl!

Schuyler and I saw Eliza for the first time 6 years ago. She is such a blessing to our family. The spunk that keeps us going. I remember being in the hospital with her, surrounded by Schuyler, Moira, family and friends.

I love you so much Eliza! I don't know where we'd be without you in our lives. You make our family complete. The energy you bring to our home is warm, inviting and truly just a warmth to have around. I love your 6 year old hugs and kisses. You remind me everyday that you are a big girl and yet can still be my little baby all wrapped up in one bundle of a child. You will never be too big for hugs and kisses from Mommy or Daddy. Don't ever forget we love you so much.

Happy Birthday Eliza!