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And We're Dancing

On my way to work last night there was this song on the radio that I hadn't heard in a while and it made me remember being a teenager. Or more specifically going to dances when I was a teen, namely church dances. See it used to be (I don't know if they still do this since I haven't worked with the teens at church in a while) that the church would sponsor dances for teens between the ages of 14 and 18... highly chaperoned dances... it was the highlight of my life until I was about 16. Every other week we'd go somewhere around the area to whichever church gym the dance was being held at. Then we'd dance our hearts out.*

But as dances can go, especially chaperoned ones, there's only so much going in circles you can do before you get bored. That's when the DJ would put on some line dance music.

Do you guys remember line dancing! I love line dancing** my most favorite was the Electric Slide. Lol, so that's what I was thinking about in the car on the way to wor…

Ho Ho Ho

So what did you get?

I got a 7 year old girl curled up in my bed at 3 in the morning sobbing that she couldn't open her presents yet. A nearly 2 year old who refused to open his gifts. And a present from my brothers and sisters (ralexwin's side) that absolutely rocked my world!

You guys are the best!

As soon as my loving husband said that they'd sent something that I'd be excited about I knew what it was but then I opened it up and held the book in my hands and squealed in delight.

Not only that but my awesome family got the author to include an inscription for me... Woo Hoo!

Brandon Sanderson rocks my world and I'm telling you if you like fantasy you will love, love, love this book (and the two that come before it).

Or if you like The Wheel of Time series than you ought to read these books since Sanderson is signed to finish TWOT for Jordan (who died last year).

I'm so pumped for it all. Ralexwin and I have been reading The Hero of Ages non-stop since Christmas every…

I'd Like to Thank

This is a variation on another blog. In it he forgave people for past offenses against him. Since that doesn't seem as funny for me to start listing I figured I'd thank people for past things they have done to help me.

1. For that guy who found my daughter (when she was 2) in the middle of that busy street and brought her back to her grandmother's house, Thanks.

2. For my co-worker Cathy who seriously went above and beyond her job description last week and worked an extra 12 hours so I could tend my kids. Gracias!

3. To my husband who lets me curl up to him and then spend the next ten minutes figdeting to get comfortable... only to roll away and sleep on my side of the bed. Thanks dear.

4. For Ivy who one day when I was in Montana watched my kids cause I couldn't take another minute of them. Thanks.

5. For the fellow soldier who, on their way back from Iraq, convinced my husband to buy me 'Sensi' by Giorgio Armani instead of something else. Thanks, it's my favor…

Brave Little Boys and Tearful Little Girls

What a weekend! It's official I've been completely Ebenezered this year and have no desire for Christmas whatsoever.

First there was the vomiting (as noted in my recent blog) and the poor baby was just having a rough time of it two days after he'd started he was still going at it. The older two had blessedly passed the worst when on the third day we woke to the baby having some serious diarrhea. Now I only tell you that lovely detail because he hadn't been keeping anything down and I was starting to get concerned so I did what any sane mother would do, I made a Dr.'s appointment for that afternoon.

We went, they took his blood and then upon finding that he was dehydrated (his Co2 in his blood was at 15 when it should have been at the least 21) they admitted him to the hospital.

Yes, my 22 month old baby was in the hospital all weekend with a little I.V. dangling out of his arm and all bandaged over to prevent him from pulling on it.

He was admitted at 4 PM ish on Frid…

Quiz the Kids

The Girl Child:
1. What is something mom always says to you? I love you.
2. What makes mom happy? Doing what you're told right away and comforting her.
3. What makes mom sad? Saying "You're stupid."
4. How does mom make you laugh? By saying funny things and doing funny things.
5. What was mom like as a child? Mmm... Umm.... really happy.
6. How old is your mom? 28
7. How tall is your mom? Umm, 10 lbs
8. What is her favorite thing to do? Spend time with me.
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Play on her computer.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? She sings well.
11. What is your mom really good at? Singing
12. What is your mom not very good at? Mmm.... let's see.... not very good at sleeping.
13. What does your mom do for her job? Help people sleep.
14. What is your mom's favorite food? Ice Cream
15. What makes you proud of your mom? The love in her heart.
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Kim Possible

Oldest Boy C…

The Vomitting is Catching!

Here I am trying to get my final portfolio done for my class (by tomorrow at noon) and the baby starts with the retching and the crying. I didn't know mo(u)rning sickness was contagious... poor little creature. He's been at it for nearly 4 hours now and I need to call the doctor, but I can't till the husband gets back from picking up the kids.

I was half tempted to say to my little 22 month old "If I could take this from you I would." But then I remember the last 3 or 4 weeks and thought... 'I'll bet ralexwin would take it from him if he could.' Yes, that's my motherly instinct kicking in for you. My Christ-like love for my children right there...

I wonder if I'm going to be able to get my portfolio done. *sigh* This month is getting long what's the date?

What To Talk About Today

I took a picture of another one of my projects for all to see.

It's a quilt (obviously) for a baby and I gave it away a week or three ago to a beautiful little person that was born at 37 weeks. I saw this project in a magazine and thought 'How fun, I can do that.'

Oh my heavens it was a lot more effort than I'd anticipated and I only got it done with the help of my husband who wanted to be able to move to South Dakota and couldn't finish packing the house unless my quilting frame was taken down.

So you take a fabric with a large print and match it with one of corresponding colors (it can have a pattern as well if you're good at matching patterns... I'm not) then you take a contrasting color (in my case I used pink) and you stitch the pattern. Seems easy enough eh? Well it took me months! I don't think I'll ever use that type of thread again as long as I live.

But as these things always go I got lots of ooh's and aah's at the baby shower and that…

The Girl Child Sent Her Letter

Keep in mind that she's 7.

I'll translate:

Dear Santa,

What I want for Christmas are:
Cellphone, guitar, mini v-smile with games for it, cupcake makers, easy bake stuff, chapstick, art craft kit- with colored pencils, violin, ipod with music, littlest pet shop, flat screen tv, ring, necklace, clip earrings, a my little pony and the Wii.:0 We were watching her write this and casting sidelong glances at each other. What the heck is a mini v-smile?! And a cellphone? I don't know where she gets all this since we don't have any channels for her to be brainwashed into certain products with. She cracks me up every day.

I Am So Pro-Meds

List of things that happened yesterday:

* Kept daughter home from school sick.

* Drove to my first prenatal appointment at 7:45 AM (yes... really).

* Nearly threw up in the car.

* Saw doctor, found out I was overweight (no surprise there), and got a prescription for anti-nausea medication. *choir sings Hallelujah*

* Forgot to turn my car lights off, nice lady at doctors office points it out to me. I feel like an idiot.

* Actually made it to my class and found out that my final portfolio needs to have a piece of my writing not done for class. Woo Hoo! Too easy.

* Became acutely aware of where the garbage can was in class and nearly had to use it. Much prayer ensued and I was blessedly saved from the embarrassment of retching in class.

* Received a phone call saying that first born son had forgotten his shoes at home and only had his snow boots. (I decided he could learn a little lesson and didn't take them down to him).

* Put the baby down for a nap, took a nap myself. I think my sister ca…

The "Woe" of WOman

I wonder what that divine Creator was thinking when He created women. Surely He had worked on man for quite a while and, pleased with what He had done, turned to the small fragile figure of Adam's mate and began to form the curves and lines that make up the delicate features of the female. He must have had a checklist:Head-xArms-xBreasts-xLegs-xToes-xUterus-xHe knew what He wanted for each of His greatest works, but I wonder... when He was done did He look around himself and see a pile of left overs.“Hmm,” He must have said to himself, “we can't have that.”So He took a long look at his two people and surely His brow furrowed. “Well, man's going to have his hands full with hunting and taking care of his family so I'd better stick these on women.”He looked down again at the pile and realized that He could hardly tack them on without a good reason. He took a closer look at the woman's checklist tapping his finger against His cheek.“Aha!” He cried triumphantly, and be…

Mo(u)rning Sickness

Sorry no post today, I feel like death and can't seem to keep anything in my stomach.

Till tomorrow then.

Here's the new HP Trailer for you to enjoy.

P.S. If you happen to be related to me will you tell my eldest brother and my mom I haven't answered the phone cause that consists of opening my mouth, and that isn't a very good idea right now.

Fire! Fire!

So yesterday I went to pick up the kids from school. It was my carpool day and I always get there a little early so I can watch the kids as they come out (catch a glimpse of their lives when I'm not around). Well yesterday was interesting.

There I am sitting in the nice warm truck, listening to the radio play Christmas songs, and watching the little Head Start kids as they lined up to go inside after their recess. Just as the poor dears got to their respective places in line the school doors flew open and the entire population of 1st Grader's descended on them. I glanced at my clock... still ten minutes till school got out... and then looked back as the pre-schoolers scrambled back towards a tree at the far end of the playground and the 1st Graders lined up on the outside of the fence. At this point I became curious so I turned off my music, turned down my heater, and rolled down my window. Then I heard it--the sound of the fire alarm.

This amused and annoyed me at the same time…

One More Picture

If you aren't acquainted with the story of the First Vision then this photo might not be very humorous for you. If you are then you'll know what I mean when I say that my brother-in-law likes to test his fire proof abilities. ;) He's so funny, and I can't believe they managed this shot so well.
Here's the 'original.'

My brother-in-law's a nerd.... but that's why we all love him. Even if he never calls.