Friday, July 15, 2011


I am officially a stay at home mom!!!  I love it.!!!!!! 
Our life  has become a little less stressful. I have begun babysitting for two of my sisters, so the house is crazy from 5:30 am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday. Today I have 9 kids including my own.  The boys only want to fish and swim and the girls, well they're girls.  I am planning to get my scrapbook room started soon so I can actually scrapbook. Mom is going to give me her sewing cabinet and machine. I am sad to say that I have not had my machine out since we moved back 8 1/2 yrs ago.

My big plans are to take a little more time getting closer to God. My youngest son chose to give his heart to the Lord at our vacation bible school. So happy and proud, he is such a caring little fella. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I DID IT!!!!!

Well, I finally made the leap and quit my job. I am so excited and yet very nervous.  Ron and I have talked for years about doing this but I just couldn't cut the strings. I am just so relieved. I really feel like this is the direction God is leading me to go. I am just going to keep praying and my faith strong. Here goes nothing!!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Cleaning

One of my favorite days is quickly approaching......SPRING CLEAN-UP!!!!!! I love getting rid of broken tricycles, bikes, broken wagons, and the list goes on.  Ron and I are trying to clean out our garage which we never park in. Our big plan is to finish it out and make a large family room, office, and SCRAPBOOK room. I am so excited to have a space for my crafting collections.

Big project for the month of April is going to be painting the Sunday school room at my church. I ordered a  tree wall sticker which is pretty cool.  The age range is 4-8 yrs so I am trying to meet somewhere in the middle for decorations.  I will post some before and afters in a few weeks.

Have a great week and remember GOD is so good!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Couch to 5K

This year we, Ron and I, are determined to run a 5k. So far, I am to week 6 in the program and struggling. Ron just can make this look so easy. I am going to try and challenge myself to continue with the program in the madness of baseball season. So excited to watch my boys play ball this spring and summer. Until next time!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Working Mom

The year has started out with a nasty gastro bug to infect our house. Nice start! Oh well, I did get to take a day off work to hang with my baby today. Bummer that she is sick though. I really wish I could take the huge step and just stay at home all the time. A BIG leap of faith, but I just am not there yet.

In the world we live in now I feel like I should show my children it is good to work for a living. However, at the same time I would love to stay at home and be there when they get off the bus.  Such hard decisions with good and bad sides to each. As for now, I will continue to work part-time and be thankful for a wonderful job in this economy. 
Have a great week to a wonderful New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bring on 2011!

I always have lots of BIG plans for a New Year. This year is going to be a little different. I am  NOT going to plan to lose weight, save money, or keep my house clean. I do plan to serve the Lord a little more and spend more quality time with my children.  I hope to keep up this blog a little more timely but not really placing that on a list. So here is to 2010, and bring on 2011~

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cold snowy days!!!

Well December has been quite cold in WV. I feel so behind in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. I really wish I had more time to spend with the kids baking and crafting. We attempted to have pictures taken at the local photography spot. As usual, Ty could not restrain himself from making the craziest faces. I felt so bad for the photographer. Ron and I just had to laugh because it is just so Ty and that is why we love him.
I plan to deco up my scrapbook furniture with a little paper/fabric and lots of mod podge. We'll see how that turns out. So many big plans for the upcoming year I hope some will actually get accomplished. Have a blessed CHRISTmas and a wonderful New Year!!!