Sunday, April 20, 2008

It's all about the numbers

3 Children
32 years old
5 days until the Slammer crop
28 Ladies who are coming to said crop
9 little goodies that I just made
0 loads of laundry left to dry
10 loads of laundry that I have done today
11 years + married
2 nephews
1 neice
13 the day in September we leave for Walt Disney World
4 phone calls I have to make tomorrow
1005 my address
123 my birthday
502 Gerrod's birthday

That's all my poor tired brain can muster for now!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I can't believe

That it is only 9 short days until the Slammer crop! I can hardly wait!

I have so much planned, the ladies are gonna flip! There are some really really awesome door prizes, one of which I would LOVE! Of course, I can't get it, so I will just sit and be jealous of that person!

Anyone want to know what that prize is?

HAHAHAHA! You'll just have to wait and see!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Five lists of five

Five things I have to buy at the gorcery store
1. cheese in general
2. juice
3. cereal
4. bacon bacon bacon
5. popcorn

Five people I have to call tomorrow
1. Riddell Roofing (what a mess)
2. My mom
3. My MIL
4. Dawn
5. My SIL

Five things I want to get done this week
1. Crop stuff
2. Clean out clothes in the basement
3. Start and finish a book
4. Find the pictures I need
5. Pack for the crop for me

Five Movies that I just love
1. The Mummy
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks
3. Enchanted
4. Star Wars
5. Across the Universe

Five Reasons I need to go to bed
1. Olivia
2. TY
3. Spencer
4. Gerrod
5. Murder, She Wrote is over!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I was tagged by Janelle to do this

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend: Dawn
C- Cake or Pie: Pie
D- Day of Choice: Saturday, everyone is here. It's nice
E- Essential Item (s): Scrap supplies, family, freinds, and good music
F- Flavor of ice cream: Ummm, really none, I don't like it (ducking now)
G- Gummy Bears or Worms: Bears
H- Hometown: Aledo, IL
I- Indulgence(s): Scrap supplies, good food
J- January or July: January ,it's my birthday and my oldest sons'
K- Kids: 3... Timothy Yeager (TY) 5, Olivia Claire 2, and Spencer Proffitt, 3 months
L- Last movie seen in theaters/DVD: Theaters ~ Alvin and the chipmunks, DVD ~ Care Bears
M- Marriage Date: August 10th, 1996
N- Number of Siblings: 1 brother, Chuck
O- Oranges or Apples: Either one
P- Phobias or Fears: I am petrified of heights
Q- Quote(s): I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Dr. MArtin Luther King, Jr
R- Reason To Smile: My kids, my family, my friends, and me time
S- Season:Fall.
T- Tag others: I will tag Dawn and Katie J
U- Unknown Fact About Me: My favorite TV show is Murder, She wrote and Scooby Doo, much for the same reasons!
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal:"if we weren't supposed to eat animals, why did God make them so tasty?"
W- Worst Habit: Procrastinating
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Why choose, I've had so very many!
Y- Your Favorite Food: Popcorn
Z- Zodiac: Aquarius

Thursday, March 13, 2008


This weeks challenge is reading. What are we reading, who is the author, etc.

Before I had "the three" I used to read several books a week. As a former HS English teacher, I think it's part of my make up! I like to read anything that catches my eye, and in any genre!

Now that my three are here, and they keep me BUSY, I sometimes don't get much read. I try, but it doesn't always happen. I am currently waiting for my mom to finish the 7th Murder club series by James Patterson.

One set of books that I received as a Christmas present from Gerrod was the Golden Compass trilogy. I love fantasy and adventure, you should have seen me reading Harry Potter, so I thought I would try these.

I'm not sure I liked them. It has nothing to do with the whole "religious" controversy, it had to do more with the story telling. I always felt while I was reading that I was walking in on the middle of something, and I had to play catch up to figure out what was going on. Every once in a while in a book is ok, but every time something happened, every important part felt that way.
So while I liked the content, liked the general story, I think the writing of those books made it so hard for me to finish them, rather than reading one a day.

And I am pretty bad too about not stoping and quiting reading something just because I don't like it. I hated Lemony Snickett, but I was given the first three books for Christmas from Gerrod again, and I felt like I should read them. I did, but I was completely put off by them!! I try to finish every book I start. So when I struggled with those books, I felt like I had to finish.

So while I love to read, and read anything and everything, it doesn't always mean I fly through a book, or that I really like it just because I finished it at all.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Describe something

So I had to really think about this.

My kids have the best laughs, and they are so different, but when they all three get going (well, baby Spencer kind of yucks like Goofy) it is a riot, and I can barely keep from laughing myself.

TY's is a big long giggle. Almost in the hahaha sort of way. He starts with "A hahahahaha" and then resolves into almost breathlessness. That poor kid is so ticklish, you can barely touch him and it sets him off laughing (just like mama) He loves to laugh, and he really thinks it's fun to make other laugh.

Olivia's laugh is a screech, followed by a really low, almost guttural huh huh huh. Sometimes though she just does the screech. Over and over. That means she finds what ever is going on to be really really funny.

Spencer, being just three months old, really does sound like Goofy. He yuck yuck yucks at this point. Mama seems to be the cause of the laughs at this point (yeah, I knew I was funny looking) He also seems to see the other two get going and that sets him off and running!

But the best sound of all is when all three of them are laughing. It usually involves tickling, or chasing, but it is a sound I wasn't sure I would ever hear even once, let alone three times!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Where I come from

I think my blog names says it all

I am a small town girl. We came back to my home after living in St. Louis for six years. We wanted to raise our family in a small town.
I mean, it's a little strange. Some of the same old same old crud is still here.
But I love it. I know everyone. I know the schools, the teachers, and all those things that make me feel at home. When we volunteer for Aledo Main Street or the Library Board that I am on, I know who I am helping. I can let my kids play outside while I wash dishes and watch from the kitchen window.

It's a strange and wonderful thing. But I wouldn't want it any other way!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

This weeks Blog Challenge

Something I love to hate

This is a tough one for me. HMMM. Let me think.

Actually, the first thing that popped into my head was reality TV

I HATE IT but I think it's all kinds of fun to trash it. And I love to talk about how much I do not enjoy it. People will go on and on about American Idol, or Survivor, or Amazing Race, and I smile and nod, and I think "I hate those. Man are they terrible, blah blah blah" but I just smile and nod. I know next to nothing about them. And I don't care to.

There, I have admitted it all over the "internets"

Thanks Katie!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Ten things I love

1. My kids
2. My husband
3. My wonderful friends
4. Murder, she wrote
5. Scrapbooking
6. McDonald's $1 Big Mac deal
7. Talking to Dawn via PM's
8. Eating vanilla tootsie rolls
9. Getting my Living room and TY's room clean
10. Pretty patterned paper