Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I was not surprised on Saturday, Mother's Day Eve, with breakfast in bed from my husband and 4 children!
I did not get sick on Mother's Day, so after getting home from church, did not park on the sofa and basically was not there the rest of the week!
I did not take 2 naps a day while being sick, plus was not in bed by 9:00 each night.
I was not trying to decide which is the better natural hair moisturizer: grease or sweat
My husband was so sweet in picking up toys and dishes. He did not forget to put soap in the DW before running the cycle. He did not tell me about it the following day, after most of the clean/dirty dishes had been taken out to be used.
My MIL did not take all 4 children on Wed so I could have some quiet.... they were not gone from 9am until 7pm! THANKS KAY! I most certainly did not fritter away time watching TV, and if I did, I definately did not catch myself watching "Touched by an Angel" But I can't believe I actually wasted time watching the last half of part 2 of "Beverly hills 90210"
I did enjoy having baths while I was sick, until I'd have a cough attack. Not to be gross, but you usually have to spit after one of those. So there I was, soaking, needing to spit, not wanting to get out of the tub: I did not spit in the tub with me in it! It was only saliva though.... not anything green!
That has been some of my highlights this week! What have you not done?

Friday, May 15, 2009

"My Dinna Went Wight to My Butt!"

That statement, along with these pictures, made us laugh and laugh at our little Twinkle!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


She visited my blog!!! 34 minutes ago! I feel so special!

Wordless Wednesday-- Fun in the Sun

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Due to your demands and pleadings, high call volume and fan mail, I will make a better effort to share my Tuesday Tip with you! I didn't know ya'll felt that way! haha!

TIP #1-- When using your oven's time bake, make sure the timer is set for 1 HOUR instead of 1 MINUTE, especially if you are having company over after church... should have been on my not me! post, but i think i had sufficient yesterday.....

TIP #2-- Do not use a chair to block your 14 month old from having access to going up the stairs! Well, it worked for a couple months anyway!

Monday, May 4, 2009

not me! monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Since I have not "not me'd" for a while, all of these things did not not happen in the same week!

My husband did not pump only $5.00 of gas in Duluth because it was 4 cents cheaper a gallon in Two Harbors. He did not admit he wanted to buy less, but his mind started to wander and wasn't paying attention to the total! lol! Our refuel light did not ding again on the way home! We did not not fill up until a week later... I guess I truly do not get out much!

My son did not eat newspaper... and did not throw it up whole 24 hours later... no really, I could see "MENARDS" clearly printed!

I did not grill hamburgers in the rain... that was what was on the menu, and I didn't have a "Plan B."

I gave Ashleigh some gum... Natalie asked for gum, but I was out. Ashleigh then decided she didn't want the gum, so it ended up stuck on my thumb... Nat asked for gum again..... HMM.... I did not give Nat Ashleigh's ABC gum...

I did not wash all Micah's bedding 3 days in a row due to his being sick...

I have not been using my hot rollers quite frequently.... I have never put them in my hair while wearing my bath robe, and most certainly did not look like "miss hannigan" from "Annie"

I was not so excited at the grocery store after looking at my receipt. I did not save $49.oo between store sales and coupons... and spent $83.00. That is a 37% savings!!

I was not bummed at my bowling score on Saturday night... I did not bowl 71... After 283 on the Wii, I was not slightly disappointed!

After a city water main break a few months ago, our water pressure significantly decreased... Long story short, sediment did not get trapped in our whole house water filter, and when my husband took the filter out, we did not find total grossness of dirt, goo, and metal chunks.....

I have not enjoyed a shower with actual water pressure, and have not saved so much time doing laundry because my washer doesn't take 20 minutes to fill! Thanks babe!

My husband and I are not starting the Love Dare challange, along with the Love Dare Bible Study, from the movie "Fireproof."

I have not nursed Micah about 5 different times while typing this post! He is not making a vicious cycle... nurse, wiggle onto the floor, get into mischief, cry, cry while crawling, looking for me....

Friday, May 1, 2009

Three Weeks and Counting.....

It has been three weeks since my last post... Hmmm... Erin told our mom she should start a blog. I was appalled by her response! It was, "Are you kidding? I'd be worse than Becky!" Not that I haven't had anything to blog about, I just have had other priorities, and I think about with "not me" on Tues, and "tuesday tip" on Wed. etc.... So I will give you a part of my life of the last 3 weeks!

First off, pictures as promised of the little gems from my sis's that they bought in KC!

This is not going on my shelf!

Ain't she cute? These gifts were from Heather.
Is it an egg? A bumblebee? A bobblehead? Do you think this poor little lamb suffered an identity crisis growing up?
Terrible pic of me, but check out the tacky gift bag! These 2 gifts were from Erin!

I had a wonderful time in GR, and actually got to go shopping with Erin without any kids! I enjoyed the warm weather--it's always breezy here because of the lake, and the kids enjoyed being outside helping Papa rake, and eating lunch and dinner on the porch.

A few Sundays ago, our small group came over for lunch, and spent the day here. There are 4 other couples, making 10 adults and 11 children. This adorable group was on my bed watching Chip & Dale, while the adults were attempting to watch Fireproof downstairs. We are starting a new Bible Study based on that movie. God has truly blessed us with wonderful friends!

I have also been "Spring Cleaning" I think I started April 7th according to Callie's documentation on my "To Do" List. I try to keep my house clean, but once you wash windows, and dust everything, not to mention washing the blades of my ceiling fan... there was actually sheetrock dust on the fan in my bedroom--only 18+ months since construction! No wonder my room is always dusty! It's amazing how much junk gets collected after awile, and always a good feeling to purge some of that! The flannel sheets officially came off my bed last week, now if my furnace would just stop running when set at 65! Since "spring cleaning" in the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen is done, I'm really wanting to skimp on the rest.... but I see a few dead flies stuck in my lights in the hallway that's kinda eeewwww.....

Mr. Micah Magoo loves the tub! He has been sick since Sat. night. This was one of his many baths, due to soiling his clothes, socks, back, tummy, hair, etc... Erin and Heather were blessed with some pictures I sent! He would only drink breast milk, but I could tell he was hungry for food! He was feeling better last night, so I gave him a vanilla wafer and he stuck the whole thing in his mouth and screamed when I tried to take some of it out, and he actually ate some ice cream--more like--almost bit my hand off getting it into his mouth!

I know you all saw his haircut on Auntie Erin's blog, but I just LOVE him!! You'd never guess he was sick by this picture!

And he drew Mama a picture last night! Ever since Gramma let best buddy Ryan draw at her house, Micah has become more aware of what you can do with paper and pen!

And have I ever mentioned Micah loves our bed? A king bed is not big enough-- before I took this picture, I was sleeping on the right, next to Micah, and before Chris got up, he was next to me on the right side too!

Wednesday was Callie and Ashleigh's last AWANA night. they participated in the Gran Prix derby, and had fun making their cars with Dad. Although no trophies, their cars were fast and stylin'. They are excited about next year, and have new ideas, designs, and competitive strategies already developing---ok maybe Chris does!

I am so proud of Callie and Ashleigh. Callie came so close to finishing her book-- if there hadn't been a snow day, and a few special Awana events that didn't include verse time, she woulda made it! Ashleigh finished her book (only 1 other boy finished his book) and she got this certificate for passing the most sections!!! That's my girl!

I cannot end this post without a tidbit of my Twinkle! Natalie also has been under the weather for about a week and a half! Slight fever, tired, low energy and not much appetite. Her being 4 and only a mere 27 pounds, she needs to eat! Poor baby. But she still does have her sense of humor, loud piercing voice, and personality in tact!
I found this pic on my camera--one of the girls must have taken it!
This was this morning-- she did not want me to take a picture for my blog. She kept saying, "mom I'm trying to read here." This was the best of about 10.

She was saying, "No more pictures, I just don't want any more pictures!" Right now she is coloring with a permanent marker. Should I be worried that she said, "I think permanent markers smell good, kinda like perfume, and conditioner, and air fresheners!"