Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A few very cool giveaways!!

I just found this awesome site and she is having an awesome giveaway!! 
Check it out!

You have to go to her etsy store and check out her stuff! It is way cool!

Check out these soap cupcakes amazing how realistic they are!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I love just going to Disney!! But I really love going with my family!!
I love Disney parades and waiting for them.
I love riding on rides with my husband!
I love eating at Disney! Japan was amazing and France is always a favorite!
Most of all I love the Roller Coasters!!! Finally all my kids will ride as you can tell some like them more than others but they all were there!!!
Can't wait till we get to go again.
Have to admit even though we just got back we are already talking about the next trip!

Monday, January 26, 2009

I just love Texting!!!!

I had a diet Pepsi (just for Tami) in my car and it was so cold this is what happened when Baxter brought it in. Nothing melts when it is below zero!
I just have a few thoughts on texting. I have to admit it is an effective way to get answers to short questions real quick.I use it when I need to get in touch with Brian when he is in a meeting. I am also learning that it is the only way that I can ever get ahold of my two boys. I am not sure that Baxter is even aware that a cell phone is actually used for talking. I can call his phone and he will not answer but if I text I get a response within minutes!!!!!

My other pet peeve about texting is that I will ask them to do things they will respond and have to idea what I just said because they are texting. Driving in the car is another one. I have to say it is not very fun driving in a car with a person who is texting!!! Baxter is so good that he can text while his phone is in his pocket and only needs to take it out to read it.

I really think that my child might not be able to function very well if he didn't have his cell phone!!! Someday I plan on teaching him how to use the call function. Until then I just hope he doesn't wear out his keys.
As you can see in the picture below texting stops for nothing!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cool Blog!

Check out this blog I found! Way cool giveaways!!!

Thousand Word Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy
I found this challenge on a blog when I was blog jumping and I thought it was a great idea so here we go!!!
I have shared these pictures before but I thought they were perfect for this challenge. Our daughter Cassie becomes a different person every time we go to DW. She is usually a little spitfire but it just intensifies when we are there. She loves everything and puts her all into it. She is the picture of pure joy! She hits the ground running when we get there and doesn't stop until we are going home. Then she usually crashes for the 2 day ride home! The bottom picture is from 2006 and the top from 2008. It is amazing how similar they are.

 That is just the way Cassie goes through life
  hands up screaming for joy!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


* The 26th Amendment lowers the United States voting age from 21 to 18.
* Walt Disney World opened October 1.
* Soft contact lenses (invented in 1962) receive FDA approval.
* Charles Manson sentenced to death.
* Intel invents the 4004 Microprocessor. By 1974 Intel had created the 8080 CPU. These events were going to create dramatic opportunities in my life but in 1971 I didn’t know it. Back then I was just a tall skinny kid working for the NCR Corporation and I wanted a Pantera.
* The Temptations - "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"
* John Lennon - Imagine

These are just a few things that were happening in the year 1971. Along with other great things like the birth of me and my husband. Tomorrow is my 38th birthday. I'm not really sure how I feel about that. Brian had a hard time with 30 but it didn't seem to faze me much. But the closer I get to 40 the more worried I get. I have enjoyed my 30's. Alot of things have happened.
We moved back to the United States and then within 18 months moved from Chicago to Kenosha. Which resulted in buying 2 house in the last few years. Quite the change!!!
I had my last child. My oldest has turned into a teenager and there are times that I really enjoy that!
We have gone on many vacations.
Had 2 kids in braces at the same time.
Have lost and gained to many pounds to list here.
Put my husband through school for the second time.
Have had a few surgeries and hope to have no more!
Became the crazy bookfair lady at all 3 schools. Spent 100's of hours in each of my kids schools helping teachers.

No wonder I am tired!!!
I have put on a few songs from the year I was born Enjoy!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boy did we have a fun COLD day!!!

Last night I was complaining about some stomach pain I had been having for 2 days. Since it was late I decided to just go to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and doubled over in pain. So I just went back to bed. Finally around ten I was awake enough to stumble out of bed. Brian took me to the Clinic to see what was wrong. After 5 hours, 1 cat scan, one shot of sugar water and many times fixing my IV because it kept dripping blood they discovered I had...

Epiploic appendagitis is thought to occur as a result of spontaneous torsion, ischemia, or inflammation of an epiploic appendage of the colon. The condition presents with acute abdominal pain that can mimic appendicitis.

They sent me home with 2 different antibiotics and Vicodin and the Dr.said you need to control your pain. The nurse was a little more helpful and at least told me I need to get ahold of my Dr and let her refer me to a surgeon. 

So now I am going to go lay on the couch and enter la la land!!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Me and my wonderful husband who I love dearly. He is my best friend! We just had our 16th Wedding Anniversary in December but we have been dating for 22 years this summer. Wow how does time fly!!!
This is the face he really wanted to make. But that is why I love him! He always makes me laugh. Well sometimes!!!!
These are also things that I love. Baxter who will be 15 soon and Ben who will be 13 soon. I have to admit and I have said this before that I really enjoy having teenagers. They are lots of fun and do keep me busy but they never cease to entertain! Mari just turned 10 is a sweetheart who is all girl. Then Cassie who is 7 and is my little spitfire that keeps me on my toes! She always has funny things to say!
This is what the Boys really wanted to do when I wanted to take a picture. I swear those things are attached to their thumbs. 

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Husband has decided to start blogging so now he can quit fixing mine! For everyone in my family I thought you would appreciate his last blog check it out!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


We started getting dumped on last night so Brian and I went and bought some new sleds to surprise the kids. Then we all went sledding together.
Mari getting ready to go.
Cassie with a little help from dad.
Baxter waiting his turn.
Even Dad went a few times. So did mom but since I am the one putting the pictures on here they didn't quite make it.
This was Mari coming down the hill backwards right before she took out this poor kid. For some reason the kids kept walking up the middle of the hill instead of the side.
Baxter and Dad right before the wipe out!
Baxter in the after math!
We all had a fun day and lots of Hot Chocolate!!!

The video below was filmed by Brian as he was going down it is quite entertaining!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


This month is going to be a hard one because I do not like taking pictures of myself. I have a nice camera and I am the one taking all of the pictures. We have many vacations scrapbooks with only a few pictures of me. This will be my attempt at taking more of me. 

I thought I would take these two pictures of me because this is where I am most of my day. At the computer because as my husband says I am addicted to blogging.
Second in my car because I have 4 kids 14, 12, 10, 7. It seems between taking them to and from school, piano lessons and church activities I feel like I should just live in my car.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I was just looking at all of the blogs that I visit almost daily and came across this challenge. It is to come up with one word that will be your mantra for the year. I thought about this for quite awhile and this is what I came up with.


This means many things. There are some aspects in my life that I need more control in and then there are the parts of my life that I need to give up a little control! I am excited to take on this new challenge this year!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

I had to post this for all of my family to see. My true blue husband watching the Sugar Bowl and rooting for the Utes to win!!! But secretly wishing it was BYU!!!  GO UTES!!!!!

Saw this on Tami's blog and thought I would share! Great give away!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Day!!!

Thought I would share with you what some of my family did today!

Mari spent part of the day on the couch with a stomach ache.
Cassie enjoyed playing
Baxter did what most teenagers do...... sleep!
Dad spent the day watching football!!

Happy New Year to all and I hope you all have a great year!!

Happy New Year!

Since Christmas was taken over by Rock Band why shouldn't New Years! We had our good friends from Milwaukee come down and spend the night with us. The kids had alot of fun. Baxter asked if it is going to  be our new tradition of spending new years with the Duhaceks. My kids love being with them and I guess just going to the fair is not enough!
Bennett doesn't get the guitar from Baxter very often so I had to take this picture!
I forgot to take a picture of them outside so we did it inside and yes they even banged them inside!
Paul and Ester celebrating the new year!

After ringing in the New Year and sending the girls to bed we just hung out till 2. It was a fun night and a great way to bring in the new year!