Thursday, June 18, 2009


Mom(me): "Carpenter did you toot?"

Carpenter: giggling and ignoring me

Sadie: "Car- pend - ter, it's a yes or no? A YES or a NO?"
in her most serious voice

Right Now

Right now I am utterly exhausted! I have just put my kids to bed! Which is way behind schedule because they always go to bed at 8pm on the dot. (Should I let Marley stay up later? Jon says yes, I say no way!) My mom and dad watched the kids this evening so I could try to get everything packed for our trip to the beach! Thanks bunches! I have a vertical pile for every one's clothing! UGH! I had big plans tonight: iron said clothes, pack them in suitcases, fold clothes that need to be put up, and so on. But I am so tired. The kids were really dirty, so we had a late bath. And I am just whooped out! Plus Marley has her all star softball tournament, starting tomorrow night! Just wondering how and when I am going to get it all done! It is hard to pack and load for 6 people by myself!

But atleast I get to go see Mrs. Beth and get my haircut! It has literally been forever! So hopefully that will refresh me!

I am getting back in the blogging world and catching up on every one's blog! Hope everyone is doing well!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Here is a cute picture of the girls with their Pop-Pop! It pays to have the mayor as their Pop-Pop!

Mary Gary Long gets some help shoveling dirt from his granddaughters. The City of Fountain Inn held a Ground Breaking Dedication Ceremony for the Fountain Inn Commerce Park and Historical Center on Depot Street.

Link to article!

Will be posting more! I have been on a reading high for a while!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Okay, am I just a good advertisement for BC?

I have been wanting to post this subject for a while!

Am I just a good advertisement for Birth Control??

Picture this:
Mom is running late because had to change poo diaper.
Mom is putting the kids in the car and gets wiped with snot and dirt.
Mom runs into house to put on old frumpy shirt and wishes she could still wear cute new shirt.
We are at softball practice with Marley.
Jon is coaching.
Mom wants to watch said practice.
Mom has 3 little kids.
Mom makes visual account for children every few seconds.
Mom is unable to watch practice but wants her daughter to know she is there for her.
Sadie has her blue jeans on backwards because that is how she put them on. She changes her clothes so often that I was just scrambling to get them in the car.
Carpenter throwing sand. Time out 2 times.
Sadie and Carpenter throw rocks at each other. Timeout.
Rowan is not listening and thinks he can run all over.
Sadie has to go pee.
Luckily male friend of ours watches the boys.
I come back and discover I am a good reason for birth control awareness.

Thinking how nice it would be....
if the kids all had matching clothes on.
NO Stains.
NO timeouts.
Were loving, sharing, kind to each other.
Never moved out of place so I could watch.

I came home and felt defeated. I don't want people to see the chaos but to see happiness. Tells self I can not be a reincarnated 50's television mother.

I am me. And that will have to be good enough.

Why don't I feel any better?

Coming back!

I will be coming back to the blog world now! Not sure why I needed a break!

Here are some awesome pics my cousin Chelsea took:

Here is a link to here flickr page: Chelsea

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mr. President, I know you didn't

I can't believe that President Obama made that statement about the Special Olympics in such a derogatory fashion. But then again, I can believe it. It just really saddens me.

I know that this is the United States of the Offended. But there is only so much I can take. When people reference special needs people in such a hateful matter. I have have no respect for them.

Part of the Statement from the Special Olympics:
"Words hurt and words matter. Words can cause pain and result in stereotypes that are unfair and damaging to people with intellectual disabilities. And using "Special Olympics" in a negative or derogatory context can be a humiliating put-down to people with special needs."

from Special Olympics chairman Timothy Shriver

There is one quick way to start a fight with me. Use the unforgivable word "retard!" It just sends my temper through the roof! I don't even like the word spoken carelessly. It to me is one of the worst "bad words" possible.

I have more to say about this, but I will have to write after the kids go to bed tonight!

Am I easily offended or just a born warrior who can not stand injustice?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hello Blog World!

Sorry it has been forever since I blogged about our life. I guess I wonder if anyone cares. And then I remind myself that I do this for me. For my self!

Some random thoughts:(don't laugh)

1. How much snot really can a child have? I mean does it ever stop? The past few weeks I am sick and tired from wiping my kids noses! It is just like a faucet!

2. Do people really buy meat out of a truck? I mean, everyone is happy to have a job right now, and I am not belittling it. But really who buys that stuff? Something about some strange person coming to your door and saying they have some extra steaks, just makes me think that they are not healthy to eat.

3. Coffee. I don't understand coffee. I never have and never will. My dad loves coffee. I never drank the stuff, afraid it would stunt my growth. I just don't see how these coffee places make it. Who pulls over on their busy way to a store that just has coffee. And for $4 bucks! I can buy a whole meal for that at McDonald's!

Health update:

Sadie's salivary glad is clogged and infected! Who knew? Doc said it is usually viral but could lead to a staph infection so he gave her some antibiotics. It hasn't gone down yet! She is pitiful and in pain!

Gran has hurt her back pretty good! Please pray for her recovery.

Also please pray for the Tipping Family. Courtney and Allen were going to have 6 beautiful children. 2 of them passed away a day or two ago. And then they lost the remaining 4 babies this morning. I can not fathom the loss that they are feeling right now. Please pray for strength and peace for them! In moments like this you have to say "God is in control," because it is hard to understand their deaths through human eyes. But God knows all.