Friday, January 29, 2010

I got to smell.........

A new baby girl. She has so many rolls, that it's just adorable. I think it's the only time in a girls life too when she can have rolls and people think that they are adorable.

My Best friend for Life (hehe) had her baby girl. I finally got to go and see them this week. And hold her and smell her and realize that I didn't have (sniff) a newborn anymore.

She did NOT like getting dressed. It was not her favorite thing to do. Once dressed, she was fine and content. She is so sweet and so yummy! I think I need one.

Dear God, please deliver to our home, in about 2 years, and beautiful one of these. I promise I'll take good care of her.
Much love and kisses,
(I wonder if that will work. If only it was that easy for us)

Sadly this is all I got taken of her, that worked out. We were so busy, chatting and stuffing our faces, (as always) as well as caring for our babes, that I didn't take a whole lot of pictures. But it was soo good to see you two lovely ladies, and can't wait to see you again!!
Welcome to the world Baby girl!

Monday, January 25, 2010

How did they know???

That this is soooo me?? That they read my mind. That I wanted to rush to the phone and call them and tell them YOU ARE RIGHT!!! Come over PRONTO!!!
I got this in my mail box the other day. I couldn't stop laughing. They got it right on. I think the same thing. While I have people every now and then come and do housework, this is what I want more than anything to have. Someone come and clean my house everyday. Someone to scrub my toilets or better yet, do my dishes. The thing that I absolutely loathe. My dishes. Come put them away and clean them for me. And the never ending laundry. Oh yeah, and my floors.
Is it wrong that I dream about having a completely , totally clean house all at once?? Where everything in the house is in it's proper place and put away. I LOVE days like those. I am getting back there again. It is in the near future. I can see it. My life is getting back to where it was pre- new bouncing baby boy and I am sooo liking it. I am getting really excited about it being so close. I know. I'm sick and wrong and I need help. Tell me something I don't already know.
Anyone else out there just LOVE a clean house? I know a friend that LOVES her clean, vaccuumed floors. She likes the new lines in the carpet. It tickles her fancy. I just like it ALL clean. That's what tickles my fancy. Maybe someone should let mad booger in on that little secret.
What about you? What tickles YOUR fancy? What do you LOVE done in your home?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

What the..........Hail???

We've had really bad rain here all last week. Sadly, some of our friends have had damage done to their homes with all this rain. We need the rain badly. We haven't had any moisture this year, but now, our earth doesn't know what to do with it all.
This picture is blurry, I was trying to zoom so I could stay under protection and not get soaked, but you can see a little better the puddles that we have in the streets that the biggest booger was jumping in the other night.

We are in the house doing homework when and all of the sudden it sounded like our house was being attacked. was! The rain had now frozen and turned to hail and it was coming down, and coming down hard!

Can we count this as getting snow?? I mean, it's almost there. It's the closest thing we are going to get I am sure. I just wish it would stick for a little longer and it was stuff we could play in. For a few hours at least, and then it can go away. The grass is actually getting green again thanks to the moisture that we've gotten this week. (No thanks to mad booger, who can't figure out the sprinklers. Still. It's been a year. I figure if I put subliminal messages in here, maybe he'll start doing some of them.) Guess they're not so subliminal when I put in my disclosers huh? Well, I'll keep trying. Maybe someday, something will come out of them. One can dream right?

So I take pictures, the boys and I come back in after all our excitement, and a few minutes go by and then booger goes to the freezer and comes out eating something. I ask...
"What are you eating?"
Him: A popsicle.
Me: a popsicle? We don't have any popsicles.
Him: I know. I made one.
Me: You made one? What is that?
Him. Yeah, I made one. From the hail.
Me: (thinking of germs, diseases and all that) Where did you get that??
Him: Off the patio chairs.
Me: Ok?? Welllllll, I guess you can eat it??
This is what he does. He makes his own popsicles. (Hope it isn't acid rain or anything. )

I guess it's perfect for this little hail-lion. He is so creative and so resourceful. I am one proud momma. {Note for all those concerned with his safety: He did consume all of this popsicle and it's been a few days, so all is good in this hood. }

Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Friday!! (and a giveaway)

I'm doing better at the showing Happiness part. At least I think so. Can you sense my happiness?? that was more like sarcasm. Sheesh, I'm trying. LOL
It's Friday!! It's the weekend. Time to get OUT of the house. Time to GIVE SOMETHING AWAY!!

And see if we can stay dry. It's been raining for what?? I guess 5 days straight now. I want to go see this Cirque de Soleil, Kooza thing tomorrow, not sure if we will though since I didn't get tickets to it yet, I'm not sure I'm 100% better yet. So maybe we'll have a low key weekend, we sure do need one and go another weekend.

Maybe we'll just hit up the movies..............................Mad Boogers favorite past time.

And you can join us!! or go by yourselves if you're far away from us and this will take awhile to get to you.

One gift card for $30 to AMC movies up for grabs today. Will end tomorrow at 10 am PST and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter. If you don't have an AMC around, winner can email me their choice of movie place and I will send them one from somewhere that they have near by but I think AMC's are all around the US??

Anyways to enter, tell me what your plans are for the weekend? Staying dry?

Weddings to attend? movies to see? LMK and your entered.

One entry per person. If you want to blog, tweet, or facebook about it, you can get another entry, just head back over here and let me know that you did it.

Have a great weekend everyone!! Stay safe and warm!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

No!! Not me.

I do NOT have a 10 month old baby! Sheesh. That means that it has now been the same amount of time it took me to gain the baby weight, that it should've taken me to take it off. Oh well, I'm actually not too far offnow, but whatever, right? this post is not about me. It's about my little guy.

Me??? I'm getting older?

Yes, you little guy. You were born over 10 months ago. Boy does time fly. Here are some things that you love.

You LOVE your ba-ba.

You LOVE your brother. You LOVE your da-da.and your mum. muuummmm. OK you love your whole family.

You LOVE to crawl around now and put everything into your mouth. It has been a chore to keep the floors extra clean, because you find it ALL!

You Love to play pat-a-cake and clap all the time.

You have 6 teeth now. 2 on top, and four on the bottom.

And your blankie puts you fast asleep at naptime and nighttime.

You laugh all the time. Especially when brother comes to “get you” or wants to be silly. You flap your arms and move your legs. It’s cute.

You also do it when you want your ba-ba or you see one in sight.
Your favorite things in your crib right now are

Oh Mr B. My little bouncing baby boy. You are such a joy. You are such a sweet spirit.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rained out.......... or in I should say

We've been down with the icky stomach stuff and stuck in the house. I guess it picked a good day to knock us out since it's been raining cats and dogs out there. Positive thing about this= I'm down 3 pounds in 2 days. Negative thing about this=the boogers are totally stir crazy from being in the house for 2 and a half days. But when I look at the postive to this, I think it outweighs it yes??

So the oldest booger said please, please let me go play out in the rain. And at this point I said, please, please go play in the rain.

It didn't last long. He's definitely a California kid through and through. He started shouting "I'm freezing!", before I could even get a picture and I shouted "Quit being a wuss. Get back out there in the puddle so I can take a picture. " Ok, not really like that, but sort of, maybe, kind of.

To which he replied."I'm c-c-c-coooolllldd!! I want to take a shower!! "

We are ready for the warmer weather to come back how 'bout you?? So is vintage pearl. If you head on over to her blog, she is giving away a necklace to launch spring. Though doesn't it go, April showers bring May flowers. Maybe we're not so ready for spring. But check her blog out anyway. Her stuff is simply adorable!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


No, not me silly. You know that I don't do that. I type so fast I don't have time to go back and fix my errors. I did that typing test. It told me I typed 126 words per minute. I don't know if I believe that, I know I'm fast but not that fast. Anyways, this isn't about typing, it's about typ-os. Or, me thinking that it was a typo. Check this out.

Me and my booger are doing his homework today. They are working on blends in words. Like bl-end. cl-ock. Got it. Ok, so the kids have to read through the words on their paper(or look at the picture) and figure out what bl-end needs to be added to the word. I'm sitting next to him (half asleep as it's my naptime when he gets home) and I hear something come out of his mouth, and I'm like What??? then I look at the page.

I mean, did someone really put this on a page and not think about it?? Are you catching it. Here, here's a closer look.

I mean, I'm a church- goer kind-of girl, so I don't want to corrupt your mind, but are you thinking the same thing I am??

Did someone, anyone, not think that the children would have to read this outloud. My booger wasn't sure what the picture was right away so he had to read it and see what they were trying to get at. It made me chuckle, and I just wondered if it's one of those things someone did on purpose that they thought would be funny, (like all those subliminal messages in Disney movies and on the covers of the videos) or did they just not proofread like.... say..... me??

I don't have to though, I was a science major, not an English major. I wanted to be a Dr. Doctor's don't need to know how to spell,they abbr. everything. Whoever writes these worksheets I thought might need to realize it though. Or maybe they already did. and that's why it's so funny to me. They wanted that. Who knows? Anyway, carry on with your life. Thanks for peeking at ours.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I had got the privilege to speak in church yesterday. The theme was the plan of happiness. How has Jesus Christ affected your life and what to you do to keep joy in your life?
As I was sitting at my desk this past week, pondering, reading , going over my thoughts, booger #2 walked over and said,
"What are you doing mom?”
“Preparing my talk for Sunday. I have to speak on the Plan of Happiness.”
“Oh, well you’re not very good at that.”
“Well, that’s probably why they asked me to talk about it then.”
These thoughts have ran through my mind over and over this past week. Out of the mouth of babes. Nice.
What am I teaching my son if he doesn’t think that I am happy? I’m not good at “happiness”. I guess it put my life into perspective and I understand that I need to show my son over abundantly I guess, that I AM happy. That life is good, and we are glad to be together as a family.
I'm such a task-oriented person. I am always finishing task A to get to task B. I have always rushed from one point to try quickly to get to the other point. I guess in doings these tasks, I am not finding the joy. I am not living in the "now". That's something Mad Booger is always telling me. "Just enjoy the moment."
" Quit trying to get to the next step."
" Live in the Now." Ok boys, I will work at it.

Thank you little booger, for putting a small perspective back into my life.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Follow up on a few things

I have to tell you guys, Just so I feel better about myself. Just so you don't think I'm a slob. I worked my tail off yesterday. I literally thought I had dropped about 5 pounds. No such luck. I cleaned from 10 am to almost 10 pm getting all of our Christmas things put away, and stored away and the rest of the house put in order. Boy, That was a chore. With a baby around, it's hard to do just all one time. But now, it's gone. Phewww!

I am Happy to report that the piles I posted about earlier.... You remember right?

This table............. Is now a table again!!
My ornaments............. Bye, Bye. I have a carpet now with just the HUMUNGO TV on it.

And the dishes......................... Well the dishes did of course get done, but after dinner tonight. Waaa-laa! A whole 'nother pile of them. These things are never ending.

I tried again tonight, the whole: I cook, you clean ?? approach. My hubby said, Oh yeah, I clean up a storm in my dreams.
OK, whatever that means? That's Ok. He gets up in the morning at 4:30-5 to get to work. I'm still in my dreams by then and still will be for another 3 to 4 hours. He can have that corporate America anyday. I'll take the sink of dishes. The one chore if you will, that I loathe more than anything, dishes. I will take that sink and many others over going to corporate america 5 days a week. These dishes can sit here for another day, or two, or ten. They never will, not with my OCD, clean freak, guilt that my mother would see it, call it whatever you want, personality; (it's causing me anxiety right now, just sitting here typing about it and not cleaning them. Well, I'm not that bad. I was at one point in my life, but not anymore. I've been "broken" in.) Anyways, what I'm trying to say, is that, I'd rather clean dishes. Period.
I wouldn't ever complain if someone wanted to help and actually did a load of them, some time in their life, (are you reading Booger??) but I can't complain. Oh, I kinda just did huh? Ok, I won't complain again. Sorry. He can have his corporate america "stuff", I'll have my sink(s) full of dishes pile.

And the bills pile......... the kids pile......... the laundry pile......... the yardwork pile...... oops, my hand just started typing without my brain stopping it. Sorry. Love ya Baby!

OK, off to get some dishes done before I have a panic attack.

Oh yeah................. I asked Santa, and these neat things.

They are at Michael's. At least, to the best of her ability to remember. Remove Formatting from selectionYou can also use them for a toothbrushing session timer. We are diggin' it around here!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Healing Power

Is any sick among you? let him call the elders of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14

The power to heal the sick is still among us. Boy is this ever true. I believe in it. I know that it is real. I have seen it in my own life many times. Right now, I see it in my brother in laws life as he takes steps on his own for the first time in over a month. You can check out their journal of his journey as he begins his was back to recovery. It is nothing less than the power to heal.

"We are indeed indebted to the dedicated men and women of science and medicine who have conquered so much of disease, who have stayed the hand of death. I cannot say enough gratitiude for them. Yet they are the first to admit the limitations of their knowledge and skills in dealing with many matters of life and death, The might Creator of the heavens and the earth has given to His sevants a divine power that sometimes transcends all the power and knowledge of mankind."

Friday, January 8, 2010

We have a winner!!!

Right now my favorite line and outfit from Janie & Jack is this one. Go out and get yourself some clothes that you will love. You will be going back there over and over and you won't know why. It's just a force that pulls you in. Don't say that I didn't warn you.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Power of Music

I swear have had said it a million times. I feel like I say it wayy to much and that he doesn't listen. I don't want to be a nag about it, but I want my child to do it. Afterall, its hygiene and he needs to be hygienic right?? I think I might have just made up that word. Who knows. But J would never wash his hands unless I stood there over him, like a vulture getting ready for lunch. Then this little do hicky, came in his stocking. It was not at our house. It was at grandma and papa's house.

I never even knew these things existed. I don't know where she got it, (will have to ask) but it has done the trick. My son is 6. It's not like he's even into cars anymore, but he LOVES this thing. So you put it on your soap, and hit it, then it plays, the song, Everybody's lookin for a way to get real gonnnneee...........reeeeeal gone. When it stops you know that your time is up for scrubbing and you need to rinse. What a neat thing, yeah? I thought so. And now, no nagging neccessary.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We're half way through!!

The week. Are you feeling it?? I am. I'm ready for the weekend already. Wanna get my hair done, get a message, a pedicure, Ok, so I'm only getting my hair done. Well... so far.............The others I may need to throw in as well. They sound yummy don't they??

I'm feeling good about today. I'm feeling so good since it's the middle of the week that I am going to give away something. Something from a place I love. I adore. I drool at because it's just too sweet and too precious. Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE clothes. To shop for them. Not particularly for me, OK, for me, when I'm 20-30 pounds lighter and have no baby weight in tow, but that's not the case right now, so moving right along.........

My favorite place, thanks to my evil friend Jill has now become Janie & Jack.

My first booger was only 6 months old when she told me about this store. I was fine with the Gap at this time in my life. Completely satisified. Then slowly and slowly, just as it ever so happens, I was hooked! Line and sinker. I was growing out of it a few years ago as my oldest booger grew up, but now that I have a baby around again, I fight the temptations daily.

Today you don't have to fight the temptation. Just tell me what your greatest tempation is, what is your weakness, and you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Janie & Jack. It's their season finale right now as well, so you'll even get more bang for your buck.

Facebook, blog, or tweet about it, and come here and live me a comment again, with the link and you'll get a second entry, third, or fourth. One entry per household, unless you do the following things I've already mentioned, closes tomorrow at midnight PST. Winner annouced Friday morning. Happy Wednesday and Good luck!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I think I'm remembering it right. I think it means “goodness gracious”. At least that's what I'm going to say that it means. I heard it many a times, in the car ride in Penza, Russia, when we would have to drive way out in the countryside, an hour or so away to visit with this family. Nikolai would say it over and over in the car, as he would to slam on the brakes, to avoid hitting some animals crossing the street, or he'd look in his rear view mirror and see me and Radebaugh sleeping, he definitely said it the day the axle broke, but it was mostly when he’d "notice" he was running out of gas. Today I say it for the latter one. I feel I am running out of gas.
I can’t get enough sleep.
I am beat. I am tired. I started some antibiotics that we had in the house, today to see if it would help. I was thinking maybe my stuffiness had caused an infection of some sort and that is wearing me down. I usually have an orderly home most of the time. I should be attacking this pile,

or how about this one:

This one is blurred because baby doll yanked my camera, but I kinda like it. Then you can't tell how much is in the pile. How much I'm not cleaning up. Yes those are Christmas ornaments. You gotta problem with that??

I want to just sit and take pictures of my little guy and figure out this new lens I got for Christmas. He didn't get it from them, he got it locally from a camera shop here. But I think I like it now. It’s fun. I feel grateful. My husbands neat. He’s a keeper. (for now at least. Talk to me later tonight, or tomorrow, after I've cleaned up after him for a day or so.)

Hi Boo Boo! My little love bug. My happy boy!

Oh hi Muuuummma (as he calles me)!! There you are.

Just a sec, don't move, I'm coming. (See I can't get it right,shutter speed not fast enough. oh well practice, practice, practice right?)

I can't leave you out of my site. (Boy how I love this kid, but boy, is he a Momma's boy)

I have a present for you!!

A stinky one! Oh, Ok, so that's why you want me. He is really a momma's boy though.

Ok, love, let's go clean you up. Guess my resting time has ended for now. Oh, such is life!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Daily inspirations

I need to do this for myself. I need uplifting everyday. I will post what I read and my thoughts here.

Be of good comfort,be of one mind. Live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11

We are all in this together, all of us, and we all have a great work to do.
All of us can that our mothers, can be a better mother. Every father can be a better Father. Every teacher a better teacher. Every husband a better husband and every wife a better wife.
We are on the road that leads to eternal life and today is a part of that. Let us not forget it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The start to the New Year.

I could re-tell the story to you, or write it out in my words, but I won't. I will just copy and paste it straight from the Caring Bridge website to give you the update on my Brother in law. What a fabulous, wonderful way to start the new year.

Friday, January 1, 2010 6:11 PM, PST

It's me Richard. Wow, I can't believe so many people have been on this website and have made so many comments! This has been an extreemly challenging month but with your visits, comments, prayers, help, gifts, get well cards, and massages--I have been blessed. I want to thank everyone who has given to me in any capacity. I have cried many days because of my overwhelmin​g sense of gratitude to all of you who have visited me, helped my wife and family and given of your time, labor and monetar​y gifts. I am feeling better and better every day; Achy but stronger and better. This new facility I am in is very strict but necessary to push me in my final last 2 weeks in a rehab facility; then I will be going home and getting phy​sical therapy from home. I will never forget this and all of you and your support, love and prayers in this trying time, which in the long run will be a blessing to me because of all of you and your prayers. Again, I love you all and appreciate your commen​ts and look forward to seeing you soon. -- Richard

Happy New Year everyone. May you all have as wonderful and blessed things happen in your lives.

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