Thursday, June 21, 2012



There is just something about being in the water
Suddenly everything gets so much clearer
The pounding in my head
The feeling of dread
My body seems so light
Nothing feels tight
I could be in the pool all day
This is when I hear everyone say
 Don't you ever tire?
Of swimming? Are you kidding? I don't even perspire!
It's the best of both for me
Playing with kids, and feeling so free
One of the kids favorite things to do
Is pick me up, and carry me around the pool
It's such a great feeling to not have to say
Don't even try, you can't pick me up anyway
I'm so thankful for my pool
Without it, I couldn't keep my cool
Having 6 kids all summer can really test your sanity
Without my pool, I wouldn't come back to rationality

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I got an award!

Somehow I Won the Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks to the Real housewife of Santee

There are rules attached as with most peer blogger awards. The rules are easy, fun rules so I will try to follow them all. 

1. Thank and link back to the awarding blog. 

2. Answer seven questions.

3. Provide 10 random factoids about yourself. (This one is tough.)

4. Hand the award on to 7 deserving others. 

Question #1: What is your favorite song?
I know it's going to be hard to believe but I don't really listen to music. I hear it in the car, and from the kids blasting it of course. So I don't have a favorite song. When I was young, I guess you could say Whitesnake, Is this Love.....hubby and I used to say this was our song.
Question #2: What's your favorite desert? 
I love dessert. If I had to pick, I would say cake.  Chocolate cake, yellow cake fancy cakes, home I want cake! LOL

Questions #3: What do you when you're upset?
Hmmmm, well I am one of those people who don't cry often. Maybe once a year...I get angry, and like to punch, so my hubby bought me a punching bag. I love it. Best present ever.

Question #4: What is your favorite pet? 
Having no pets. We had a dog once and getting rid of it was the best decision I ever made. It's just something else for me to look after, clean up after and take to the vet. Um, no thanks, still taking 6 kids to the doc is enough!

Question #5: Which do you prefer, white or whole-wheat bread? 
I prefer white, but eat healthy bread now.

Question #6: What is your biggest fear? 
I would have to say something happening to one of my my kids. Like terminal illness, or you know.....can't even go there........

Question #7: What is your attitude mostly? 
Im actually pretty optimistic. I always think things will work out, and I try to see the best in situations. I make mistakes, but I typically  say, I can, I will, I'm sure and I choose to.

Ten random facts:

1.  I love my husband and children more than life itself
2.  I love food
3.  I love to watch TV and movies
4.  I love to swim
5.  I love my iPad
6.  I love pictures, I look at some everyday and smile at the memories
7.  I love to read
8.  I love to be home
9.  I am serious, and tend to over think things 
10.  The worst thing you could do is lie to me

Now that you know more about little ol' me, go on over and check out some of these blogs I love:

1 Mommetime : I love her, she has an amazing miracle baby story, takes amazing pictures, feels deeply, and is so real and honest.

2 Homestyle Mama (with a side of Autism): she never has a dull moment around her house. She is so kind, open, and will make the time for you if you need her.

3 Red Vines and Red Wine: we have so much in common, from food to our kids, she calls her daughter teenzilla! Cracks me up

4 Non stop mom: this is one strong woman, she's been through a lot and is very open about it.  I love following her life

5 Frugalista  Blog: she cracks me up! She has such a great sense of humor, and we share similar views on parenting.

6 Twins Happen: I love having another mom I can talk twins with. She calls her boys Turkeys, and they are the cutest!

7. Just another Tired mommy: well, the name says it all, we are both tired! Plus she's from Jersey, so what's not to like?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Lately I feel a little restless I guess you would call it. I'm breathing real heavy on the big 4-0, and it's making me reflect on my life. Am I where I want to be? Am I happy? What now? I'm feeling like the having baby days are over. I always said I didn't want to be 40 and pregnant, and honestly since the twins I feel complete as a mom. They are the perfect end. Ok, one decision made, now what? Of course they are still young and I have a house full of kids, I get that. But what now for me? I have devoted the last 20 years of my life to my family. I don't really have friends, and I don't work outside the home. Does it matter? Do I need a life outside this house? Do I want a life outside this house? What would it look like? Will I regret not having a life outside this house? 
Sometimes I feel like doing something crazy. Totally out of character from what I would do. I am a very predictable person. I like routine, and do the same things all the time. I love to be home. For me, even going to Starbucks with my oldest is out of character. My husband was like, oh you're going where? Why? I can make coffee. Then I think, what would I do? What do I want to do? 
I have started making some changes, small ones, like asking for help, not cooking all the time, saying no to the kids, saying yes to the kids, working out, and you know what? It's ok. Now I wonder, what took me so long? My husband definitely knows something is up, he's never sure what kind of mood I'm in, or what I'm expecting from him. You know what else? I like it like that!
I also have the kids do more. The new rule is you do for me I do for you. Drama queen wanted to sleep out, she had to clean her room, put laundry away and clean their bathroom.
So all these things for some reason leave me feeling restless. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I know change is coming, and I don't like change? Maybe I'm just afraid. Afraid of the unknown. When I was young, I was always focused on the next thing. Having a baby, buying a house, cooking etc.  Now my children are growing up, I'm growing old, and I have no idea what the next thing is! I don't even have a clue what I want as the next thing!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Enjoying the little things

I'm not missing a moment.....

It's so weird to me how days drag on, yet years fly by. Sometimes I don't feel old enough for my life, and other times I feel like an old lady! The one thing I can say for sure is I definitely take time now to savor everyday. Even on my bad days, there is always something beautiful that happens. 
Having a large family is quite the adventure. The teens make 2yr old tantrums enjoyable, since I know once they calm down we hug it out and mommy made it all better. Your teenager can be a jerk for dayyysss!!!
The middle ones say the funniest things, and have the most interesting perspective, since they are trying to figure out what everything means. For example my 8yr old says mom I wish I was a boy. I said why? She says because girls have to the hatch the babies and it hurts! My  11 yr old son says I'm not going to waste my money on girls. Why not? I ask. He says because you buy all that stuff and they might not even like you!
Every time my 2yr olds look around, I look too! They are amazed at everything! The sky, birds, bugs, grass, rocks (they call them rock-o) driving in the car, trucks, flowers, people! They say hi to everyone! When I go to SAMs club I joke that they would make great greeters. 
It's such  bittersweet times as my babes are learning to go out on their own. Once one graduates HS, it really goes fast. In August I will have oldest out on her own, a senior in HS, a freshman in HS, a sixth grader, a fourth grader and 2  1/2 year old twins! Wow, 20 years....such a long time, yet it went soooo fast! I sure have had one blessed life, and am so thankful for everyday.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day with hubby

I sooo needed a break, so hubby and I went out. Well I've been doing so good I didn't really want to go out to eat and wreck my whole week. So we went to Chick Fil A. Yeah, I'm a cheap date, but it was really good and not a billion calories! 
After lunch we went driving. My husband has been thinking about selling his truck. He's kind of tired of it, the gas etc. so we went to see some cars. We looked at an SUV, and a Dodge Magnum. My husband really liked the magnum, it was red, but something just wasn't right so we left. After the next place we realized he lost his cell phone! After freaking out, and frantic phone calls, it turned out we left it at the first dealer we went to!! Ahhhhhhhh, so of course by the time we went back, I'm like ok. I had enough. On the way home he saw one more. This one was white, and had all the extras he wanted! Since we really aren't desperate we laughed at their first offer. They obviously really wanted my husbands Avalanche because they made us an offer we couldn't refuse! We did an EVEN trade. Yes you read that correctly!!! So after 2 hours, we drive off the lot in a new car!! Well new to us anyway!!! What an awesome day! Even if it ended up all about my hubby! Now he's happy, and when he's happy, mama is happy :)
Not too mention, the kids were so good! I love having older kids that can watch the little ones for me. So now, older girls sleeping out,babes in bed, my son and daughter having another sleepover and me and hubby get to hang out alone!! 
Wooooo!!! Time for some drinks!!!!