Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I know, I've already posted about him, but I also said that most of my posts would be about the little things. Timm is most definitely not one of the little things in my life. He is the biggest thing in my life. He is wonderful. I can't even tell you how much he took care of me this weekend. He is just completely amazing.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rain Days

I had a tough weekend. It started out really fun and went way down hill. Now I am pretty much exhausted. It made me really happy to hear the rain this morning. Now I have my amazing husband here to help me out today. The girls left to school and he put me back in bed. By the time I got up the laundry was folded and put away and the dishes were done. I think I'm okay living in a cave as long as Timm is here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Another special day, 7 years ago today I got yet another perfect child, but this one was a boy!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Invisible Man

"Jack what are you doing?"
"I'm talking to the invisible guy."
"Oh....... what is he saying to you?"
"Nothing, he talks like this, (flapping mouth like fish out of water)."
"Cause he's invisible."

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Today is a very special day. Eleven years ago today I got a perfect little girl.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I'm making dinner right now. Yes, right now, as I am typing. Almost no effort goes into dinner tonight and I will be the most popular lady on the block. My husband will sing my praises. My boys will not stop eating until we make them and my girls will love it too(they just won't eat so much they explode). I am Supermom and I'm not even trying.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Staying Home

I love being a stay at home mom. The days that I appreciate it the most though are days like today. Poor little Jack is sick. He woke up with a fever and a yucky cough. All he has wanted to do today is snuggle and I sure am glad that I have the opportunity to stay home and do that. I love my wonderful husband for working so hard so I can be here for the kids. I love that my family is happy with the decision to make sacrifices so I can be here. They really are, if you heard half of the things my kids say about our life, you would never question it. People always ask, "Don't you hate living in that little apartment?" I don't think they believe me when I say no. I am happy with where we are. We made a decision based on what is right for us and only us. I love being home, and I love my tiny little apartment.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I Did It!

I made a whole blanket all by myself!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Can't Sit Still

I am full of nervous energy today, and I can't do anything about it. I want to get out and have some fun, but not only has there been nothing to do, My head is pounding. Good thing we are going out to a friends tonight!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Do You Have A Song?

Jack sang to us during dinner tonight. He sang over and over and each song was great. After he was done singing he looked at each one of individually and asked, "Do you have a song?" His eyebrows were practically touching his hair line. He was so excited at the prospect that one of might have a song too and over and over people just told him no. So, when he got to me I said yes and sang him a song. He loved it so much that he clapped and asked for another. It was adorable!

As soon as youtube processes the video I will share his songs......

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Neighbor Fun

We cooked out last night with the neighbors. It was a lot of fun, we had some nice salmon (great sale at Macy's) and some risotto and salad. It was a wonderful dinner, the company was great and the weather was perfect. There was even a nice breeze. I love having neighbors that are fun to hang out with. We actually decided to do it the night before when we were all just talking outside and they offered my boys hot dogs. So I guess for some of us it was two nights in a row.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Jack

It is now officially just Jack that is home with me. He plays with me for a bit. Cuddles for a bit, goes and plays by himself for a bit. Yesterday he was fine with it being just us. I wonder if that will last? Anyway, I'm really glad that the last one home with me is a cuddle bug that likes to sleep in!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Year

I took the kids to school today. First I took the girls. We all piled in the van and drove the few minutes it takes us to get there. We pulled into the parking lot and Hollee jumped out of the car and said, "Bye Mom!" and left. Alison looked at me a little hesitantly and I smiled at her and she smiled back and said, "Bye Mom!" and walked off. Then we drove back home and the boys asked if they could walk to school. I told them that I was going to walk with them the first day. They looked at me like it was completely unnecessary, but agreed. We walked over and the only reason I got to go in is because I insisted. Not even the first grader needed me there, he had his big brother. I helped them find where to put their back packs and they looked up at me and both said, "Bye Mom!" and ran outside to find their friends. I know this might make some moms sad, but I just love how they have so much confidence. I love how they lean on each other, and I love how they take care of each other. I love this part of my life, but I like to remind myself that I do not want little kids forever. I want to raise great children that will turn into great adults. I think it's easy for me to say this now because I still brought one home today, but I don't think it will be so hard that I can't handle it when they all go off to school. The only reason it won't be is because of them, because of how wonderful they are.

Friday, August 13, 2010


You won't believe it.... I went school shopping and it wasn't stressful! Crazy right? Today went really well. I have the most amazing kids, I took 5 kids to Old Navy all by myself (along with hundreds of other school shoppers) and they were all so good and patient. Plus, I only had to make one excursion to the bathrooms. We did it in record time too. I have the best kids!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ice Blocking

When I was young I always somehow missed the ice blocking activities for YW. Well, this time I planned it so I wasn't going to miss it. We went to the park that Timm took us to for July 4th. It has an excellent hill and it was a blast. I was zooming down that hill, let's just say that not being a tiny skinny teenager is an advantage when ice blocking. At one point I started going so fast that I had to throw myself off of my ice and my sunglasses popped off my head and flew three feet. It was great and I can't wait to take my family out to do it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Over Time

I love that I am on a committee with friends. I went to a meeting last night and we finished up all of our business, then stayed and talked for a while. It really sucks when you HAVE to go to a meeting, but it's great when you GET to go to a meeting.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I missed a few posts last week because I left. I went where nobody could call me, email me, or IM me. It was GREAT! We had a blast with a few of our friends and Eli had a wonderful birthday camping trip. He even got a new fishing pole from the Maag's.
It got a little cold at night and the last night was the worst. While I was sitting around the fire Jack crawled up on my lap and tried to curl into a tiny ball. He was FREEZING. I asked him if he wanted to go to bed and he said yes. I took him to the tent and put him on my bed and cuddled him for a few minutes to make him warm. He looked up at me with his big eyes and little red nose and said, "I'm a Jack-cicle." After a few minutes I climbed out of the blankets to get the other kids all arranged under their blankets. When I climbed back in I rubbed his back to warm him up and as he fell asleep he snuggled in and said, "You're a good mommy." It was way too cute. That kid can make anybody warm just by saying those sweet things.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I make this butter cake that is requested all the time. I made one last night with blueberries in my 14 inch round pan for a group of girls. The thing is, you have to be really careful when you use such a big pan. You really have butter it a lot and then throw in some flour. You have to cover every millimeter of the pan because the pan is too big to loosen the cake with a spatula before you dump it out. Well last night after a big headache with the cake board I think I would have cried if the cake didn't come out cleanly. I do that... I cry if my cakes get ruined..... I know, you don't have to say anything. Well, I turned that cake over and it plopped onto the cooling rack so quickly..... I was so scared to take that pan off. You know what happened when I did? I saw a PERFECT cake. I think I giggled.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This heat makes me so tired. I am tired and sick of being in this house and REALLY sick of being hot. All I can say is thank goodness for ice. I am so looking forward to our camping trip this weekend. It will be great to get out of the house and up in the mountains where it is cooler. We are looking forward to 40˚ nights.

Monday, August 2, 2010


There are a pair of Timm's pants that have a lot of holes in them. I mean a LOT of holes. I keep trying to get rid of them and he uses the "They're my work pants" excuse. He thinks if he only wears them to tinker on bikes he can keep them. Well, in the past few days I have seen him wear them out of the house twice. This is his official warning..... When I get my hands on them, they are toast. This will be fun!