Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How Young...

...does my family start playing card games?

We'll go with 5, as Kayla is being taught how to play a card game (not sure which one this was) by her older cousin Hayley this past weekend at my grandparents' house. Fun was had by all, young and old :)

*Don't worry, the glasses are alcohol free kids slushies, noticed that after I took the picture :)*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One Year

It's been a year today.

It's been a good year.

Sure, there has been temptation.



Even urges in public that we had to tamper.

That look you get when you think about it.

But, we had made a pact and so we stuck with each other and didn't give in.

Yep, we kicked smoking's butt! (what were YOU thinking? ;-))

Today marks one year since Corey and I quit smoking.

We know there will be more temptation and urges along the way, but we are here for each other and we will make it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mothers out there! Especially my own sweet
but most of all, goofy
mother that I love so much! I can't wait to see you today and have some way over-priced
and enjoy the day with you and my girls. See you in a few hours!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Llama Llama Mad At Mama*

*or kitty kitty mad at Mama, but that doesn't rhyme...*

Nova got spaid and de-clawed yesterday. I got her back today. Let's just say she's not a happy camper with the Mama at the moment

(don'tcha love the look?)

But, she's home and the "merow"ing has stopped. And my pants and the kid's feet and everything else she decided to scratch (besides the things designated to scratch, of course), will survive unscathed. Yay!

I think she'll love me again someday. Maybe in a few minutes when I give her her painkillers... lol

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Over Easy or Fried?

I swear, we just used this a little over a month ago to make venison steaks!

Eggs anyone?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

All Done

All for today was accomplished.
Found some stuff at the garage sale this morning.
Baily liked her dress.
The dumpster in Martell is overflowing.
Some treasures were brought home.
A dog was given love by her master:

And those chairs? Yeah, they were some of the treasure brought home. Memories abound with those chairs, many nights at the cabin around the fire, many afternoons sitting in them with a book or notebook or sketchpad. They've been hidden in that garage for years, but never truly left. They are back now, and will be well-used and loved as they were before.

Today's the Day

As I sit here with my coffee and oatmeal, I ponder what the day will bring.

We will start out at a garage sale close to home, hoping to find some treasures like we found the other night at some.

That will lead to Jeremy and Amie's house to drop off Baily's dress that I hemmed up for her to see if it is what she wanted.

From there, we will head to the old homestead where I spent most of my life. Today is the day we clean out the garage so the new family living there can utilize it (or tear it down as it is falling apart), thus most likely finalizing my life there.

What will we find in the garage that won't make it to the giant dumpster my parents ordered? I know a few things, like hopefully some great Adirondack chairs I saw in the attic of it, and mayhap some clothing from when I was really little to hold on to (if the moths haven't gotten to them that is).

What we go through as we clean will be a gut-reaction "keep or throw" to the items we pull out of that dilapidated garage. Who knows, there might be some real finds hiding there.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tea & Tooth

Mmm... Chai Black Tea with honey.

Soothing and yummy.

Had a tooth pulled yesterday, and lemme tell ya, it was a big-ass tooth. A piece of it broke off on Friday (while eating a healthy granola bar, nonetheless) and was a PITA tooth to begin with, it had had tons of work done on it when I was younger, so I said it was time to go before it cost me more money to fix the break. It most likely would have broken more later, even with a crown, so it went buh-bye yesterday.

It hurt.

My Bug was with me though, and she held my hand like a good little girl and watched as the dentist took a pliers to my mouth and started pulling. She didn't make a sound, until I started sobbing from the pressure on my lips from being stretched, then she squeezed my hand and said "Mama, are you okay? It'll be over soon, it's okay Mommy. I'm right here." Too sweet!

Then she got to pick out a cute prize for me, a pink and purple stretchy plastic bracelet thing. It was sweet.

So now I'm sitting with a hole in my mouth that aches, waiting for the Ibuprofen to kick in, since the Vicodin they prescribed me doesn't do anything besides make me tired. Down the toilet it will go I guess. Stuff just doesn't work on me. Oh well, good thing I guess.

The tea is so soothing, the second-to-last bag of the Chai my Mama gave me months ago. Must savor it.

The remainder of the week looks massively busy at work, with Saturday being the day we clean out the garage in Martell. It will be a sad day, but a good day. Almost an end of an era, but not of the memories. *sigh*

Monday, April 9, 2012

Kitty Love

Alexis and Nova this morning

'Nuf said :)


Due to unexpected circumstances with Daycare today and tomorrow, I am home with the girls both days. It's okay, I needed the break from work anyway. Also have chores to catch up on since the past few weekends have been super busy.

No school today for either girl for Easter Break, and no school for Kayla tomorrow.

Is it bad that both girls (especially the Bug) are getting on my nerves already (might be because of the lack of coffee in my system ATM)? Eh, I'm sure it'll get better throughout the day.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and I will post later. Right now, the griddle is calling for me to throw some yummy pancakes on it (homemade, of course) :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Big Fella

Kayla had a wonderful birthday! She got some great gifts that she loves. There's one that sticks out though, and at first I wasn't sure what it was!

Corey's Mom shoved this thing in a smallerish (yes, that's a word lol) box, and Kayla had a hard time yanking it out! But once she did, she almost started screaming with joy!

 Corey had to hold the box so she could get it out!
 Whoa! WTF is that?!
 It's a purple hippo! Almost as big as her!
 Whatcha gonna name him?
Big Fella! His name is Big Fella. She loves him and I bet the feeling's mutual :)

Here's the link to the website. Totally affordable and SO CUTE!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Oh my!

Oh my!

Can it be?


No way!

I guess it must be so.

My baby is 5 today. She went from this:

To this!

It's so hard to believe, that 5 years ago today, I was holding my baby. She's no baby no more! Happy birthday Kaylabug, I love you so much! We all do, and I hope you had a wonderful day.

I also want to add these pictures, to show the change and love between the two girls, from then to now:


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy time last night. What did you do? Did you hang out with friends? Family? We just stayed home and let the kids stay up until they fell asleep. None made it to midnight :-)

I'm currently making pancakes for the brood, but thought I'd come on here quick for the first post of the New Year. Let's make it a great one!

From the Fairy among the Frogs :)