Friday, August 25, 2006

Baby Blues!

When I caught this little precious one with blue marker all throughout her precious little mouth why was my first reaction to run for the camera and get that picture? And it was not...oh my goodness that could be really bad for her! That marker may be toxic! I should wash that out of her mouth right away! Good question..yes? I thought you might agree. This is my 1 year old...she is the one who will help you unpack when you move into your new house. Her unpacking skills have come in handy as I hang my clothes out to dry on the clothes line. What...did I say clothes line!? Yes ladies, I did...I still live in the dark ages where the sun actually still dries your clothes. I don't buy my "clothes line fresh" smell in a bottle. I actually do it. Crazy, huh?
So, back to Miss B. she has also taken to calling nursing "nyum...nyum". She is 15 months old and probablly (ok my tubes are tied), she IS my last child...unless God performs a miracle pregnancy..but the cute way she asks to nurse is so sweet and endearing. I could nurse for a little while longer. Although after 4 kids and nursing on and off for 8 years, I would like to have 'the girls' back to myself. As would, I am sure...someone else very dear to me. Nother story......

Friday, August 18, 2006

4 Things Meme

So I've been tagged by Michelle.
I have been tagged before but that post never made it past a draft, so I'm going to atempt to do better this time. If you are reading this then it means I made it through to publish it...yeah!

4 Things Meme

4 Jobs I've had in my life
1-telemarketer...very,very brief and I too hated it!
2-stocking shelves...being at work at 6:am...bluh!
3-In home care-also very short, I guess grocery shopping for the elderly wasn't my thing
4-In-N-Out Burger..yummy benefits (christian owned!)

4 Movies that I could watch over and over (in no particular order)
1-Dear Frankie (an obscure library find-awesome)
2-Something's Gotta Give - hilarious
3-Radio - Cuba Gooding Jr. in a differnt role than I'm used to-loved it!
4-Nicholas Nickleby - more than a feel good movie- a classic!

4 Places that I have lived
1-Dayton, OH
2-Lemon Grove, CA
3-Ensenada, Mexico
4-Fort Worth, TX

4 Things I like to do
1-Watch a good movie with hubby
3-laugh with friends

4 Places I have been on vacation
1-Yosemite, CA (honeymoon)
2-Carlsbad Caverns...? forgot where it is, i was too young :0
3-Dayton, OH
4-Texas...traveling around visiting

4 Websites I visit daily (or almost)
1-My friend Michelle at between diapers and dishes
2-Freecycle - Ft things that our family can use
3-Craigslist-again, checking the free stuff
4-various blogsites but don't have a blog roll and it doesn't end up being daily : (

4 Favorite Foods
1-Coffee...yes I agree with you Michelle. It IS a food, I would even venture to say a staple!
2-Chocolate..maybe that is why michelle and I are friends..the coffee & chocolate.
3-Keefer yogurt drink
4-Halvah...mmm..made from sesame and honey (#3 & #4 are comfort foods from when I was little

4 Places I would like to be right now
1-Soaking in a hot tub w/hubby in our own private suite in a luxury hotel on the 10th floor w/an awesome veiw!
2-Bed & Breakfast also sounds very nice (with same company)
3-On my dream vacation to Scotland or Ireland
4-Extreme Makeover (for myself, not my house!)

4 Friends I think will respond
1-Friends, what friends?
2-No really, I don't know who would respond. If you read my Meme then you are automatically tagged!
3-But I would like to know if you did, so leave a post so I can learn more about you!
4- This is the reason I need to blog make more friends!

Monday, August 14, 2006

To approach the Roach or not to approach...that is the qustion!

So over on She Lives, Carol is sharing her infestation and it just got me going! I can totally relate! Except on a much nastier level! At least that's what I think! I have had a problem with roaches. I am not talking about the little ones in cupboards or the 'water bugs'. Oh, No! I speak of the ones I hear are called "American roaches"! Why they are called that when I saw them and loathed them in Mexico (as a missionary) is beyond me. Hmmm, the Mexicans probably called them 'Mexican roaches'... in Texas as it gets dryer they go looking inside for food and water. Hey, I could leave them a bowl or pool full of water outside. I'll even leave some food out (outside) for them, if that would make them happy. I know it would make me happy!
The last straw was last week when my hubby and I were watching a movie after the kids were asleep...which is when we as mommies actually try to relax (after we've done the rest of the cleaning around the house). So there I was relaxing when I feel something brush across the top of my foot.....AAAH! I new right away what it was! We finally found it but the nasty bugger was to fast and got to to the kitchen and under the fridge before my valiant hubby caught him. Then the really last straw was the next night when I was sleeping! UGh! I should not even post this, but yes I actually felt it on my elbow! You know when you sleep sometimes with your hand on the back of your head? Well my elbow was near my nightstand. I jolted awake and the rest was kind of a blur but I ended up pushing stuff of my nightstand and waking hubby afterwards! I was so very shook up that I was crying and really couldn't get back to sleep very well after that. I had to try sleeping in the living room. Yeah there was one there the night before. No it was not the same one..don't ask..we could just tell. Oh, but my night in shining armor did kill the bedroom one as it tried to sneak out the door. Ok so pray for me...I need deliverance from the roaches!
I have been doing better this week and have seen like about two since. All this roach sightings make me want to move north! AARRGH! Thank you all for letting me vent.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find!

I am asking and seeking!
You know, sometimes when you need an answer, you just have to ask. So that's what I'm gonna do. I know there are alot of smart ladies ( too) that are resourceful and creative and have a wealth of information. I have been looking online for information about working from home (online). I have spent so very much time looking that it's unbelievable. It's enough to make you sick when you see all the scams out there. I have been careful to avoid them but it is like trying to drive and navigate through a minefield. So my question, specifically is...Does anyone know of a legit online business where there is little or no start up cost? It does seem like alot to ask. Either that or some way for a stay at home-homeschooling mom-with 4 kids (8,6,3,and1)-can have a business at home where there is no direct sales involved? With so many stay-at-home and work-at-home moms out there, I am sure someone may be able to help.
Thank you for any advice or direction you can give!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sing or Hum along!

Last Sunday in church Little Miss A. (3 yr) Was worshiping along with us in church. She was just a-singing loud along with everybody! I was holding her and I noticed that her song was different. As I tuned in to her little song I realized she was singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, little star"! It sure made me smile as I'm sure it brought joy to the Father as well. She was belting it out too...hey she didn't know the words to our song so she just put in the ones she knew! It was not the words that mattered but the heart and passion behind it! Yes, and she sang her "Twinkle" with passion. It even made the nice young lady beside us smile!

Also just wanted to share one of my favorite pic's of 'diaper buddies'. Little Miss A. is almost out of them...she is very excited to be wearing panties like her big sister Miss A. Of course we have about two more years for Miss B (1 yr). But at least it will be less diapers...yeah!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

sahm I am!

I have had such a time at making that final decision of being at home with my kids and homeschooling or going to work as an interpreter and taking kids with me to work. As I have mentioned somewhere in a previous post, we really, really need a financial breakthrough. I figured that me going to work was the answer. All seemed like it was going well but my heart just was not at peace. I am the kind of gal that will just do what needs to be done. But I knew that my husband and I where not in complete agreement. For me, that is really important. He would be staying home with the two younger ones but it was still a difficult choice. He has been looking for another job, but because he is hard of hearing it does limit some of the jobs he can get. He is a very capable and quick learner and eager. But I know that people in general don't know how to accept or respond to someone who is different. I wonder if it has affected him getting a better job. So this is why I was going for a job. But In the process of witing to be hired I decided to turn it down. And when I called it turned out the only position they had anyways was going to be farther out. I had already decided that if it was any farther than where it was then I would not be taking the job. So it was a real confirmation.
So my husband and I are really at peace with the decision that we've made and I will again be homeschooling my kids this year. My eldest is entering 3rd grade and her younger bro is beginning 1st. They have 2 younger sisters, ages 3 and 1. So it will be a little bit of a challenge with all 4 plus the house and all that comes along with it. So we still desire your prayers in the area of hubby's job situation and our home life/school. Well I guess that we be like all aspects....I must say that all this has really drawn me closer to the face of the Lord and given me a hunger to know Him more and build more my relationship with Him.

Too late to post

I've got new info to share since I have fallen from the 'blogshere".
But since it is 2:30!! I will not post now! I will go to bed and hopefully get to tell you about it tomorrow.
Thank you all for your prayers..I'll be sharing soon!