Sunday, November 29, 2009

You Are Here

Well actually, we are here...

We did it, we moved. We loaded our last box at 3am on Saturday.

We found out quickly that you can't get a lot of packing done w/ 5 small children - so we did most of it at night, and even into the wee hours of the morning. The girls wanted to "help", but unfortunately their idea of helping was unloading every box we had just packed to see what was inside. It got a little old :).

And even though the little ones didn't make moving easier - they sure made it sweeter. I had no idea that movers could be this cute...

Sooooo, we are here, we are good, and we are looking forward to finding our new home!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am posting this from my phone - because everything in the house has been turned off except for the heat & electric. We are moving today and tomorrow.

I know, on Thanksgiving.

I'm not going to post a huge happy go lucky holiday post, because to tell you the truth, this has been a really hard couple days. No good, not fun, blah blah blah! So no frills, this is an honest blog, and honest I will be!

We are moving in w/ family. We have yet to find a home to fit our growing crew, except for one this past week that fell through. A huge, gigantic dissappointment. But all is well, and there are more homes out there...and for the right price, maybe we will buy it :)!

But you know what I've learned during my wishful thinking, and my "but this house is PERFECT for us, Lord" prayers? That its not the house thats perfect - it's His plan that is perfect.

So - thankful and patient I will be. (well, I will TRY to be!) Thankful for for a God who cares enough to give us 5 healthy little girls, and a perfect plan that He will reveal in His perfect time.

You know what else I'm thankful for? You. You ladies out there who have been sending encouraging emails and comments my way. They have made my day, my week, and sometimes made me laugh out loud when I really needed it. And that, my dear, sweet bloggy friends, is what it's all about.

I will keep you all updated on our status, and I look forward to having my internet back so I can get back to your blogs too!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

(You Know Me Well)

My Dear Bloggy Friends,
(those of you that help keep me sane)

I love that in my last post you all assumed that I would be at Target - why would you ever think that?? (I totally was.) I mean, it's not like it's one of my favorite places to shop. (love it, no other store compares.) And really, I do frequent other stores. (Never, always go to Target.)

There are lot's of places I could have taken my 5 girls to - where they could get popcorn to munch on while I shop for luxury items and other things for myself. (no where else, and I was buying diapers and stain remover.) Oh and speaking of popcorn, my girls would never spill it all over the floor - and if they did, they would pick each piece up and throw it away. (or maybe I just kicked it to the side of the aisle.) My children are well behaved and proper. (until they see that red bulls eye, it unleashes some kind of crazy in them.)

So in conclusion, I'd like to say that I have been branching out and shopping at other stores. (totally a lie, only Target.) I've realized that there are a lot of other great stores out there (false), and I have grown to love my new retailers. (no growth, just Target.)

(Team Target)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh No She Didn't

My Ella Girl.
My oldest, my sweet helper, my bossy little mommy.
She's funny, outgoing, and witty.
Oh, and obviously, savvy :).

Ain't she cute?

She's a lover, and an amazing hugger.
She is a great encourager - and always has nice things to say...

Because she is super sweet - remember?

But she does have her moments...

Like today at the store when I was begging the girls (my 3yr olds in particular) to:

"stop running down the aisles!"
"don't touch that!"
"get by the stroller!"
"aw c'mon - stop dumping the popcorn all over the floor!!"


Mercy, it's a beautiful, and chaotic life :).

Anyway. In the middle of that, my sweet Ella stops and says:

"Mom, you are giving me a headache. And I'm pretty sure you're giving Reese & Charlotte one too."

Really!? You didn't just say that, did you??

Wow, baby - I also, was just thinking the same thing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Little Feet Photography

I always like to do pics of kids feet - and I think "family feet" pictures are so much fun too - I just love them!!

Just wanted to share :). Hope you all are having a great week!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Baby Girls

Kinley & Raya, today is your 1st birthday.

It’s been a year since we heard your 1st cries, a year since I held you for the 1st time, and a year since you 2 made us parents to 5 little girls. 1 whole year since you came into our lives, like a breath of fresh air.

You girls are sweet beyond measure.

I have watched you grow over the past year, and I have adored every second of it. I love listening to you girls babble in the monitor 1st thing in the morning, the way your eyes light up when you see me, the way your peach fuzz hair smells, and the way you wrap your little fingers around mine.

I love the way you giggle at your big sisters, the way you snuggle into my neck when you’re tired, and the way you reach your arms out to be picked up.
Kinley, Raya, my cup runs over with love for you 2. It is bittersweet that a whole year has gone by. I love to watch you grow, but I also want you to be my babies forever – which, actually, you will always be my babies…2 of my 5. Don’t expect me to ever let go of that – I think it’s some kind of rule that I can always refer to you as my babies, no matter how old you are.

If I could bottle your baby sweetness, I would.

Mama loves you more than you could ever imagine.

Happy Birthday, my little loves.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Cupcakes Didn't Stand A Chance

Kinley & Raya didn't hesitate one second when it came to birthday cake...

They had a blast at their little party - more pics to come!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'll Take "Insanity By The Number" for 500, Alex.

1 house that needs to be completely packed up in the next 2 weeks.

1 mom that just wants this whole "moving thing" to go away.

1 mom that is eating to much left over Halloween candy instead of hitting the gym...and is unhappy w/ her tone...or lack there of.

That same mom remembers that it's not about whats on the outside...and also remembers that she needs to teach 5 young girls that get a grip, mom!

1 husband that is needing to be at the office late...almost every night.

1 wife that is thankful for a hardworking husband that is trying to meet the many needs of our growing family.

1 couple that is tired of bills.

1 mom that is beyond excited that the Peppermint Mocha is back at Starbucks.

2 babies that are turning 1 in 3 days.

1 parent that seriously can't believe it.

1 million smiles that those 2 little girls have given us over the past year.

1 3yr old that gets away from me faster than I thought.

1 teeny, tiny Amber Alert in Target tonight for a certain 3yr old - involving many walkie talkies giving out a description of my child.

1 sweet friend that my daughter was with, safe & sound.

1 mom that cried in the makeup section of Target while she told her kid to: Never. Ever. Wonder away again.

1 more "Not - So Mother Of The Year" award accepted :).

1 much needed laughing till you cry session after that with a close girlfriend.

0 dull moments in this sweet life.

5 little girls that are a breath of fresh air.

5 loves that make my day.

1 birthday party tomorrow.

1 polka dot cake, and 5 red velvet cupcakes to pick up.

1,000 pictures that might be taken as we celebrate Kinley & Raya's 1st know how I can get carried away w/ the camera...well, or anything for that matter :).

1 mom who is so very thankful for the insanity, even if it does feel slightly overwhelming sometimes :)!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She's Definitely Cute

Stinkin' cute, actually :).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

7 Days

Can you believe my babies will be 1 in just 7 days?

7 days!!

Oh my, you girls are a breath a fresh air.

You're sweet...

You're curious...

You're funny...
And you are way too cute.
Wow, 7 days - I can't believe it!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Couple More Things

Alright, seriously, I feel like I have gone MIA!! Life is definitely a little hectic right now due to all this junk that is being passed around.

I have been doing tons of this...

And giving a lot of these...

Reese has been super pale, tired, and her cough is really deep. I knew this morning that the meds weren't helping and she needed to be seen again. 2 xrays later, we found out she has pneumonia.

Much needed Sigh...

My sweet Ella Girl has the flu, and the babies are still battling colds. Please pray that they get healthy fast, and that Charlotte doesn't catch anything!

You would never guess that a new humidifier would lift a little girls spirits like this did...

They named him Fuzz. And he has been more entertaining than I expected - giving me some giggles from my sick little ones :).
Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

3 Things

First, I am getting back to feeling like myself...finally!! We now have a few sick little ones to take care of, so mom needs to be back in action!!

Second, I smiled at your "get well" messages. Seriously, so sweet :).

And third, The Hershey Mint Truffle Kisses are back for the holiday season...already. This is fabulous news :).

Hope you all are having a great week and staying healthy!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mama Is Sick

The dreaded, much talked about Flu and Bronchitis have been keeping me from the blogging world...

It also kept me from taking my oldest 3 loves Trick or Treating...

Reese: "Mommy, when you get better, I will be allowed to give you a hug & kiss..."

Well why don't you just rip my heart right out!


Here's hoping that I turn a corner here soon - I really miss holding my girls!!