Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sending wishes

I want to send all of my readers wishes for a yummy, relaxing, and joyful Turkey day. We are hopefully leaving for Charlotte this afternoon. I say hopefully because Ham (M) has come down with a bug. He started running a fever yesterday and has thrown up a few times through the night. He has not gotten sick in the last two hours and was able to keep down some Tylenol so hopefully the fever will break and the vomiting is over with. Please pray for him to get better really fast!

I found this really cute picture on Photobucket and I wanted to share it because it made me smile. And no, that is not Turkey (C) on the pumpkin.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Freebie Alert

Dr. Pepper is giving away a free 20oz Dr. Pepper to everyone in America. To get it you have to go to there website and register by 6pm. You can register several times under different email addresses. Click on the Dr. Pepper can to take you to the registration page.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today's Blessing

Every Sunday I'm going to scrap something that God has blessed me with. Today's blessing is my husband.

I also want to say thanks to everyone for the great parenting advice from my previous post. I have realized after talking to several of you that I am too lenient and there is just not enough structure in my home. I've layed the hammer down and we are doing things different from here on out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Why is parenting so hard?

It's tough knowing whether or not you are going about things the "right way" when it comes to raising your children. How do you teach them to be responsible? I believe in leading by example but I feel like I am a very responsible person and that attribute is not rubbing off on my fourth grader! I've tried the polite talks, I've tried the grounding, and I've tried the yelling. Nothing works. These are my frustrations, the bedroom is ALWAYS a mess, clothes get left wherever they are taken off in the house, homework gets put off till the last minute and then I get the good old "I forgot" and this morning the bus was missed because said 4th grader piddled around. I then told said 4th grader to stand in the driveway and wait for the bus to come back by but instead he stayed up by the house so the bus kept going. This put a wrench in my day because today is the day the M goes to Mrs Bettys so I had to get him ready and I stilled had to feed Chase before we left. But if the 4th grader was late for school then I would have to get the other two out of the car to sign him in. This all looks really trivial now that I'm writing it out but I was super mad. How do I teach him responsibility? Any suggestions from parents that have been there are much appreciated.

Onto fun stuff:

My friend Big Nanny has nicknames, hence the name "Big Nanny", for her family that she uses when she blogs about them. The nicknames make her blog a fun read. Anyway, I've wanted to do this with ours but I didn't want to be a copy cat. Well, I've gotten over that and I hope Big Nanny will be honored that I wanted my blog to be like hers. I have thought long and hard about naming us and it is quite a difficult process. I have figured out names for the little ones though.


The Turkey
Butterball ain't got nothin' on this guy

The Ham
This one is full of himself

The Bologna

You won't get more of it from anyone else

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Raising money for a good cause

Some of you may already know this but in the past few months I have discovered digital scrapbooking. Well lately I've also started making some digital scrapbooking kits. I have been giving them away as freebies but this last one I decided to use for a good cause. I made some Christmas Clothes Tags and am asking for donations to support the Stone Soup Christmas Camp. Here are what the tags look like.
To get them or make a donation to the Stone Soup Christmas Camp please check out my digital scapbooking blog at

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday


This is one of many photos that were taken last weekend at Harvey Park by our friend Ricky.
He did a fabulous job and was very patient with us. Danny really liked the idea of us getting our picture made in front of the American flag being as it was just election day and all. I think it looks pretty cool edited like this.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nicaragua Pictures

TSC Mission Team

This was a school outside of Leon

Danny and kid at one of the churches outside Leon
Road to Paradise
Telling the story of David and Goliath
Here David was slaying Goliath
This is the mission house built by the team that went in March

Volcano erupting in the distance

Guillermo and his family

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Photos

Here are some pages that I scrapped from the kids in their costumes. We did not go trick or treating door to door this year. Our church brought back the fall festival so that is where we spent our evening. Sean was Anakin and Matthew was Yoda, the cutest Yoda ever! Next year Chase will be joining in on the fun. We are already thinking about next years costumes but that's a secret. Shhh...