Wednesday, December 31, 2008

MY Newest Venture in Creativity

I've been toying with Photoshop.....and since Alyson is turning 3 on Jan 5th....I'm working on her party invite. What do you think?

It's Over

2008 has come to an end. I'm glad to see it go...sort of. No more babies for us. The babies we do have, are growing up SO fast that I'm demanding them to stop.

My sister has come and gone. It was awesome having her here for the holidays. The kids LOVED having her here to play with. I miss her terribly. I hate watching her leave. It was so awesome just hanging out with her and knowing she was here. *sigh* maybe someday she'll move down here to be near us.

I'm hoping 2009 will bring us some better luck. We could use it. I'm hoping my dad finds a job. He NEEDS it.

I'm hoping to find some more personal time to do things I want to do. I'll be 1 year closer to having SOME freedom when ALL the kids are in school.

2009 marks a big deal for me! Poppa bear and & I will be married 5 years!! That is amazing! We'll be together for 7 years on Feb 14th. It's my longest relationship EVER. His too, I think. We're hoping to celebrate somehow!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Who Can't Use some home improvement?

Found an awesome giveaway! $100 gift card to HOME DEPOT! Visit mommies with cents to enter! Maybe I'll actually get lucky!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tis The Season...

Here we are once again....Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas & Chanukah are upon us. Tis the season where I get royally homesick and down on myself.
One would think that 4 1/2 years after moving away, you wouldn't miss it all that much, but I do. I miss stopping by my best friends house just to chat and hang out. I miss running random errands with my sister. I hate that I moved away just as we were growing closer and closer after being so distant as teenagers and young adults. Just a teeny part of me is mad at my husband for moving me down here, away from the few things that made me happy. Now all I have are my husband and kids to make me happy. I hardly have time to keep up a hobby of any sort. I'm tired from morning till night.

It breaks my heart that my dad, stepmom, and sister are missing out on my kids growing up. All the silly little things they do that make me laugh and cry, they will never know. I really wish I had some more family here...someone to spend time with, laugh with, cry with, learn with. I've finally realized how my dad can be such a great friend yet I hardly have time to speak with him.

It's awfully hard to remember that moving to Georgia was a good thing sometimes. I know that if we had stayed in NY, I certainly wouldn't have 3 kids, heck, we may have only had 1. I get the wonderful opportunity to stay home and raise my babies BECAUSE we left NY. But, still....there are times that I really wish I was back up there.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

One Lonely Day Left....

Tomorrow is FRIDAY! The last lonely day of the week! Rich has been driving into Atlanta for
training EVERY DAY this week. He leaves before we're up and comes home just in time for the baby bedtime.

I'm not the only one who misses him, Alyson asks where Daddy is each morning. She's so used to seeing him when he comes home for lunch everyday and even getting some mornings with him when he goes to work later in the morning.

And thanks to the newest baby, there's hardly any decent sleep going around, so we're both passing out either with Alyson in her bed or while we're watching tv. I miss having him around.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Can across this giveaway....a $15 gift card to Walmart for your Thanksgiving Turkey!

We Made Peanut Butter Balls!

Last night I decided to satisfy my peanut butter craving with some delicious Peanut Butter Balls that I found at Southern Plate. It was messy goodness! Aly (almost 3 years old) and I had a blast measuring and scooping and pouring! It was even more fun rolling the dough into balls....Bubba (our overweight puggle) enjoyed eating the crumbs Aly was sending to the floor JUST for him. Here's a pic from the original tutorial!

Giveaway Galore...for 12 Days!

There is a Mom-preneur Shop-A-Thon Giveaway being hosted by Tip Junkie . You can find all sorts of unique gifts created by other moms! Happy Holiday Shopping! Plus there is a giveaway for the next 12 days!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Proceed slowly or jump right in?

SIGH* Where do I start? How do I start? What exactly is blogging and what purpose does it serve? Maybe those far and near will get to know me a bit better or keep a tab on our adventures.I've discovered that reading blogs is addicting....I can find craft projects, unique gift ideas, crazy deals at my favorite stores, and how to make our 1 income go as far as we can stretch it.

Maybe being able to jot down my thoughts will make my mind stop racing a bit.
Maybe it'll help me find some friends here in Georgia.
Maybe it'll help me smile a little more each day.
Maybe it'll help me open up a bit and not be so isolated (despite the fact that I live in almost the middle of nowhere). more each day. Maybe it'll help me open up a bit and not be so isolated (despite the fact that I
live in almost the middle of nowhere).