Friday, May 30, 2008


AW!! We are having a nice thunderstorm and I love it! It actually got hot today and the flowers needed water so I was glad when it started raining. I took the kids to the Chinese Buffet tonight. I always think it is hilarious that Jalen and Jaida like to go there so they can get good ole American deep fried canned biscuits with cinnamon and sugar. Have to go Chinese to get that! ha! It has been a nice start of vacation this week. Jalen thinks he is in Heaven. He has talked all week about how nice it is that he is out of school. When they get a little older and school is a little harder they seem to appreciate summer break a little more. I feel like I have kind of just let the week fly by without getting very much done but hey---we all needed a little break I guess.
Hope you are all enjoying the warm weather and long days!!!!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Just let me know if any of you Frankfort people want rain---I'll just plan on the kids mowing their yards and we will get rain!! hehe

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

School's Almost Out

Believe it or not I'm actually at a loss for words!! I guess nothing very exciting has gone on around here. Kids are almost through school!!!! Jaida finished Fri. so she was allowed to stay home Mon. and Tues. I'm finding it hard to believe that I will have 2 sophmores next year. I was at a party store yesterday and saw all the graduation stuff and just thought wow---3 more years and we will be planning a graduation party!!!! Am I really that old?????
We will have a busy rest of the week---here are a few things that we will be doing:
Work tomorrow, Funeral home visitation Tomorrow night, church tomorrow night, Jaida's recital Thurs. night, Awards night for kids, Sat. night, Graduation Sunday afternoon. Whew! Then it's rest and relaxation(haha)next week!
I did get a few flowers in the ground last week. I was quite disturbed when I looked out the window and saw the little girl next door(her parents rent the apt. we own next to us) with a petunia in her little hand roots and all!!!! I rushed out and said "no" don't pick those flowers. Went back in and glanced back out only to see her with another petunia in her hand roots dangling!!grrrr!!! So, out I went again and a little more firmly said NO don't pick the flowers!!! I'm not really counting on flowers growing there!
Hope everyone has a nice rest of the week and a great Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jordan's Room

Somebody asked me to post pics of Jordan's finished room. I don't feel like it is really finished. Still haven't really gotten it decorated much. He is just using stuff we had as far as furniture etc. Jeff plans on making him a headboard someday.

Some art work we did with left over metal from Jordan's ceiling.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I think I need special prayer that I can have some get up and go today!!!! I have been soooooo blahhhhhhh--------not wanting to do anything!!!!!!!! Anyone else feeling this way???


Last night I was trying to help Jalen get his homework done.(he is so unfocused right now and it has been like pulling teeth to get him to get his work done--when he is supposed to be doing it I find him walking aimlessly through the house!)He looked up at me and said--"thanks mom---you spoil me"!!! It was sooo sweet!!!
I guess that is one of the rewards we get for all the hard work we do! Do any of you mom's ever feel like you are the one in school????

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day Card

Jaida made me a Mother's Day card I wanted to scan it in but I can't find it. It went something like this:
Roses are red violets are blue
but most of all I love you.
You are the best mommy in the whole world
I hope I haven't been a bad girl but if I have please forgive me!
I love you Jaida

I think she pretty much covered everything!ha(I'm thinking she is pretty smart and knows she has been a little hard to deal with lately!!!)

Mother's Day

Once again I got a new bike for Mother's Day! I got one last year and it got stolen! Maybe I shouldn't broadcast the fact that I got a new bike!ha
They also got me a bouquet of flowers.
We had my family over for Mother's Day dinner. Everyone brought food so it wasn't that much work(bedsides the whole keeping the house clean thing). We had 30 people here so it was full but we had a good time.
Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day!
Toodle loo!

Brotherly Love

Jaida conversation--
Mom did you have any brothers when you were little?
Me-No Jaida I didn't
Jaida--You have no idea what it's like!!

P.S. I actually have witnessed first hand for the past 15 yrs. what it is like!hehe

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My fun day

My day in a nut shelll----big nutshell!
Get up go let Rachel's dog out(Janae is dog sitting)
Come home get Jaida go to:
Dollar Tree, Walmart, Aldi
Come home put groceries away
Go to: Best Home Furnishings(ordered new mattress---yipppeeeee tired of the aching sholder) Family Dollar, Schulz, Dollar Tree(once again) and Walmart(once again)
Come home get truck go pick up Jordan and Janae and take them to their next yard to mow.
Leave and go get them something to drink
Go back pick them up take them to next yard.
Go home help Jalen finish making oreo ice cream and green beans(he has been helping me in kitchen lately)
Take Jalen with me and go get Jordan and Janae to go to next yard.
Wait in truck while they finish yard
Take Jalen to mow his yard
While he is mowing take Janae back to Rachels to take care of dog
Take Jordan home
Mow around fence
Finish folding laundry and put it away
get clothes out for Sunday and iron them
Get mother's day gifts ready
Take shower

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you blogging mother's out there!! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Jalen came into the laundry room the other day and said---Mom, you must have been gone alot look at all that laundry --- to which I replied-------no, Jalen I had it all done and put away 2 days ago!!! Where on earth does it all come from????

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Men's Retreat

The guys at at the men's retreat playing with my camera

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Things I've done today:
Finished cleaning my house
Went to Wal-Mart 3 times(GRRRRRRR)
Went to Aldi
Went to Marsh
Swept grass out of mulch(someone didn't mow grass away from mulch)
Swept sidewalks
Put groceries away
Folded and put laundry away
Ironed clothes for tomorrow
Made Salad
Made Fruit dip
Tucked kids into bed
I think I'll call it a day!!!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008


I realized to day how young Jaida is---she asked me why we didn't have any wallpaper??? My whole house used to be wallpapered and I had never thought about the fact that she wasn't old enough to remember that! Kind of funny! I've seen some cool new stuff in magazines lately but I told my family if I ever even hint at it to just slap me!!! hehe----------I've stripped more wallpaper than you can even imagine!!!!Like every stinkin wall in this house except my upstairs landing area(I painted over it)and this is an old house with 9 ft. ceilings and nooks and crannies!!!!!!!!!!!!! yuck!!!!!!!!!!! like 5 layers with paint in between on some rooms!!!! I can't even bear the thought of doing it EVER again!!!!!!!!!!

Janae in flight

I just thought this picture was hilarious--you may not see the humor at all. We were leaving for school this morning and I was taking pics of the kids in their career day attire. Jenny who lives across the street from me was sitting on her porch so I was just being stupid trying to zoom in on her when Janae who was taking out the trash saw me and took off running to avoid the camera(as usual). If you enlarge you will see how hilarious she looks in mid run!(maybe you had to be there?!)

Career Day

Janae---some sort of security person(she wasn't even sure herself)

Jalen-construction worker

International Day

Jordan was from England(alot of thought went into that haha!)

Jaida was from France

Janae was from Afghanastan

Jalen was from Rome

Cazy Hair Day

Jalen's mohawk. There isn't alot you can do with a boys hair for crazy hair day! He thought he wanted to keep this mohawk but I knew that wasn't going to happen. After school he begged me to shave it off??? He decided it didn't look that good! ha(Jordan and Janae were on a field trip so they couldn't do crazy hair)

Jaida----we curled her hair all over. I thought it was cute instead of crazy.