December 27, 2007

Fifth Disease

Ever heard of it?? No it's not the 5th disease we've had this year or this month. It's the actual name our physician dx'd W with today. "Fifth Disease". Poor W woke up with this today, it's highly contagious so it looks like nothing but F-U-N is in store for dh & I for the next week! Oh YEA!!

This is what it looks like..

December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays!!!

From our house to yours, we hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a wonderful 2008!!

December 01, 2007

Little ice storm today

We had a little taste of winter today in the form of an ice storm. Nothing like we had in January, but it was a little reminder of how powerful mother nature can be when she wants to be! So the kids & I stayed inside today and had a pj day, something we haven't done in a very, very long time. I loved it, and the kids fought like caged animals all day. I am hoping the road condition clears up tomorrow and we'll be able to get out of the house, otherwise I don't think our house stands a chance of remaining standing.

I worked all 5 days this last week. I was BEAT! 4 days at school and 1 day for Matt. It was crazy!! I was only scheduled to work 1 day for the school, but ended up getting called everyday (even Thursday when I couldn't work I got a call from the school). Hopefully next week will be a bit lighter for me, though I am working on Monday. I think the paras are taking some days off to do a little Christmas shopping...which is making me wonder when I am going to do that too! And speaking of Christmas, the kids really have NO idea what they want this year. What do you get kids that seem to have everything under the sun?? I really am clueless. The stuff they say they want, I know they'll play with it for about 10 minutes then it'll get put in a toybox, never to see the light of day again.

Guess I'd better go get some laundry done. That's all I did today was wash clothes, 7 loads total. See..that's what happens when I work everyday. Crap doesn't get done at home. I honestly have NO CLUE how full-time working moms do it!!!

November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

To all my American pals from my family to yours..We hope you had a GREAT holiday!!

We sure did! The kiddos (and me too) enjoyed watching the Thanksgiving Day parade. The turkey was extremely good and we ate more then we should of! :)

I am NOT planning on heading out tomorrow (well today since it's 12:30am) for Black Friday. Dh is going hunting tomorrow and I have no clue what the kids & I will do. Maybe head to the Y (if they are open?).

November 12, 2007

Felt like a bloggin'

Not really much to updating on. I had strep throat last week and by the grace of God the kids managed to NOT get it. Which IMHO is a miracle.

Dh went deer hunting last weekend, hunting started at 6am and by 7:10am he was home with a nice 12pt. buck.

Kids are doing great, weather has been really warm (in the mid 70's on Sunday) so we've been spending lots of time at the park enjoying the last of the nice weather.

I am watching The Amazing Race 12 now (recorded from Sunday) and I am about to break through the TV and strangle Donald. UGH!

November 03, 2007

Colds!!! UGH!

We are all fighting colds here. It's been about 2 weeks of coughing up crud from our lungs and crap running out of our noses. Forget about breathing..that isn't even an option lately.

Regardless the kids did have an ok Halloween. W was a ninja turtle, B was a dragon and A was a princess (surprise surprise)! I forgot to take a picture that night. Figures..

I haven't really been working much the last couple of weeks, it seems like more times then not I have a sick child at home or waiting for school to call because of a sick child.

October 23, 2007

Still alive!

When it rains it pours! I am working more then I ever thought! Averaging 4 days a week. I am subbing at school for a para who has West Nile Virus. She is pretty sick, but thankfully seems to be getting better and is now working part-time.

I now have 3 six year old! O-M-Gosh!! Their b-day went by without a hitch, they loved their gifts. Kiddos & I went to Omaha the 11-14th to meet my mom. We had a great time.

Honestly not to much else is new. I've been trying to read but (ROFL) can't seem to find the time??

October 05, 2007

Gosh where have I been?!?

I ask myself that all the time!! Here I thought I'd have all this free time (ROFLMBO) once the kids got in school. And I *thought* my 2 little part time jobs were not going to take up to much of my time. Honestly they really haven't, but I am working 3 days a week now. Though that doesn't seem like a lot, it really is! I love doing what I am doing, so I'll just have to learn to budget my time a little better.

September 19, 2007

Today I met an angel..

I had the pleasure and the honor of working with a 10 year old girl who has Angelmans Syndrome Angelman website. It was a very hard, very draining day, and I loved it!

I've been subbing in our local school district. It's been exactly what I had hoped it would be, flexible, never dull, and entertaining. Today was by far the hardest physical and emotional, but the most rewarding.

I had never heard of Angelmans Syndrome until today and after doing research online about it, it is more common then I even imagined.

September 11, 2007

Got me one of them there jobs..

I actually got myself 2! Neither of them are full-time, which is perfect! Flexible yet provides a bit of income. I am working for my old boss (B4 kids) 1 day a week and tomorrow (which is my b-day btw..) I start subbing at one of the schools! YEA!! I am super, super excited about this school job, I now have my foot in the door at the school and *IF* the time comes for me to go full-time I'll have a chance!!

I am no longer a bum.. :)

September 02, 2007

What the heck are these??!?

This morning I was taking out the garbage and almost stepped on ONE of these. I almost called out to the kids to come see the caterpillar, but thought better of it when I remembered I have 3 kids, and there was only ONE capterpillar. After lunch the kids went outside to "go find something to do or you might literally drive mom to the looney bin." B came running in the house seconds later "MOM! We found some caterpillars! Get a bucket!!" I was thinking *two* and casually got an ice cream bucket for the kids prize possessions. I screamed in horror when 1/2 hour later then came in the door with THIS!!!

I immediately called dh and told him if we were not home when he came home from work that we'd been taken over by what I *assume?* is armyworms. Im not sure if that's what these are, the picture does not do it justice (sadly) there are at least 80 in there. I can't find an exact picture of an armyworm that looks like this online. Anyone know for sure?!?

August 25, 2007

Check this out!!

This ebay auction

This got posted in my triplet parenting group and is definately worth the laugh! This mom also has a blog mom2my6pack blog

She is hysterical!! And the worst thing that happened to me today was B came running up to me screaming with blood coming out of his nose. I asked "What happened??!" B said "I stuck on of A's necklace beads up my nose!! It's stuck!!" Thankfully some huge nose blowing got it out. It flew out and B looked at it and laughed, I am sure this will be repeated..

Happy Saturday!!!

1st week survived..

The kids survived their first week of Kindergarten. But W says he's done with kindergarten now and wants to go back to preschool. I wasn't expecting THAT the first week!! I am going to have a looong 12 years if he's already sick of school!!

Tomorrow I am taking the kids to get their hair cut and find a nice picture shirt for B. The kids are getting their pictures taken at school next tuesday already! B is also getting a new pair of tennis shoes (W & A still have some tread left). And weather permitting we're going to the water park. Should be fun. :)

Today has been a really low key day with just veggin' out. The kids have pretty cranky and tired from their busy week.

August 21, 2007

First day of school!

Praise God!!
They were beyond excited! Did I cry? Are you kidding?! I was singing Zip-e-doo-da and skipping away from school! It's 11:45 and I'll be picking them up at 2pm so my rest is almost over already. :(

August 19, 2007

Dh & I took the kids fishing today..

A with one of her many fish!! She's daddy's little outdoors gal!

B looking cute! He was already done fishing by the time I got my camera out, but he caught his share!
W with ONE of his fish. He caught several. The big smile shows he was having a GREAT time!!
This great little fishing pond is only 2 blocks from our house. Great fun for the entire family! :)

August 18, 2007

The kids were playing on the Banzai today. Enjoy!!

3 DAYS!!!

Oh I can hardly wait!! Oh please don't think I am an ungrateful parent because I am overly excited at the thought of school starting. And if you think I am ungrateful, then you don't know me very well.

I made a late night run to Wal-mart last night. I picked up everything I can think of that 3 kids starting kindergarten could practically need (lunch wise). I also found myself a really cute new purse to celebrate the fact that I made it.

Margarita time is near.
I might even chase it with a beer.

Salt on the rim and a lime on the side.
Cheer to us all we survived the ride.

August 16, 2007

Summer coming to an end

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. Yesterday our public pool closed for the year. Even though we went there almost daily, A cried when the pool closed. We had a fantastic summer!! Lots and lots of swimming, bike riding and going to the park. But all good things must come to an end and school starts in FIVE days!! WOOOOO HOOOOOOO

The kids are VERY ready for school and I am ready for them to go too. I am sure it is going to be bittersweet to see them go. I am going to have a huge lump in my throat, but I am also really excited for them.

I have a lot planned for next week (while they are in school). Everyday I am going to work on 1 room in the house and GET RID OF EXCESS TOYS!!!! The kids are going to have no idea what happened when they get home and find well over 1/2 of their toys/clothes/excess junk GONE!! I can hardly wait!!

August 09, 2007

12 days and counting

It's been a great summer and I am already regretting not keeping up with my blog. I can't believe the summer is over in 12 days! Aug. 21st my kids start the big K! Where has the time gone??

Our summer has consisted of 1 basic thing..swimming!! My mom was here last week for a week and when she asked what to pack, I laughed and told her "Your swimsuit and pj's". That's about what our wardrobe consists of!!

July 07, 2007

Eye dr. update and loose tooth..

reading through my blog dated 06/21 I realized I forgot to update about my kids eye dr. appt.

A needs glasses, I wasn't to surprised since we were told that she would probably need them quite awhile ago by another eye dr. after her eye surgery. A isn't using her left eye at all, and her eye sight is 20/70. Pretty bad..

What surprised me was that W needed them too. His eye sight isn't to bad (20/40) but glasses are in his future also. And B needs to get tested for glaucoma (I think I spelled that wrong).

W also has a very loose tooth, VERY loose, it's hanging by skin. It's the front bottom. The adult tooth is coming up behind this loose tooth. The poor kid is destined for braces.

July 7

I couldn't think of anything jazzy to put as a title, so the date will have to do.

It's been crazy as usual here. The kids have been keeping me busy with swimming and a big range of other summer things (but the favorite is swimming). So with that said we've been spending a lot of time at the pool.

We did go through a little bout of sickness last week through, which kept the kids & I home for 1 week. It was HELL! Dh finally went to the dr. last Friday (he was sick too) and then I finally broke down and spent the $40.00 co-pay to take A & W to the dr. It ended up being sinus infection. I guess they had the darn sinus (ROFL..inside joke between a friend & I..I can hear ya laughin'.) A & W & dh are all better now, and somehow by the grace of God B & I were spared the illness.

So that was a week of staying home. Did I say it was hell?!?!

Our 4th was really fun. We (the 5 of us) went to a friends house and had supper and shot off fireworks. The kids caught fireflies and frogs. We had a wonderful time!

Yesterday (6th) I took the kids to a water park in a nearby town. We got there at 3:30pm and the park closed at 9pm. Yes..we were there until 9pm. Then the kids were so hungry they were going to eat eachother so I took them to McD. I've been to a lot of McD's and this one was by far the most high class one I've ever been to. McD trying to make a move toward the coffee shop industry? There was several big couches there, a few big comfy reading chairs. The booths were big and open, TV screens all over the place and there wasn't a kid atmosphere there at all. I felt out of place there w/ the kids. The food wasn't any better then regular McD though.

After that (it was about 9:30pm) I had to go to Walmart and get groceries. UGH! Ever take 3 kids into Walmart alone? It isn't for the kind hearted. At 10:30pm, darling dh (grrr..) calls me on the cell (remember..I am in Walmart, pushing 1 cart, pulling another cart and have 3 kids all wanting a place to sit down).
Dh: "Where are you?"
Me: "In hell..oh I mean Walmart.."
Dh: "Do you know where my remote is?"
Me: "What?"

Kids & I got home at 12:15am and the kids slept until almost noon today. That was really nice. It's been an extremely low-key day today. Dh had to work at the farm and the kids & I have done very, very little. Well..if you call 3 loads of laundry, dishes, vaccuuming, changing bed sheets and paying bills low key??

June 21, 2007

Dh gone on business..

and the kids & I have had a great, very full week!

We spent 5 1/2 hours (you read that right) at the pool today and I had to drag A out. She did not want to leave!!

We've spent a lot of time at the Y this week, and I am happy to say the kids have been sooo good about going to child watch while I work out.

The weather has been really nice this week and the next 7 days look to be real hot with the temps in the 90's. Thank goodness we invested in that new heat pump last month! Otherwise we'd be sweating our butts off with this heat!!

Tomorrow the kids have their final dr. appointment with the eye dr. before school starts. It'll feel great to have all this pre-kindergarten paperwork DONE!

June 17, 2007

Where did the month go??!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I blogged!! A lot has happened this last month too.

We made our annual trek up to MN for the week of Memorial Weekend. The kiddos & I were *going* to stay longer, dh was only going to stay for 1 week, kiddos & I for 2. But..well I won't go into a venting post. I'll just say the kids & I came home with dh, which was for the best. I am extremely bummed that I missed out on an extra week. I had hopes on seeing a lot of friends the 2nd week I was up there (since the first week is always dedicated to family), but shit happens.

The kiddos & I are having a great summer and as like last year, I now have fish instead of kids. W is getting over his first bout with swimmers ear (ALREADY!!). We are all nicely tanned already (LOL) and the summer has just started!!

Dh left this morning (yes Fathers Day) for Utah for business. He'll be gone all week, so I am prepared for a very looooong week. :(

May 11, 2007

Through the eyes of a 5 year old

The other day my dd was drawing and came running up to me and said "Look mom what I's a picture of Buck standing on a cloud up in heaven with God looking down at us." I took in a deep intake of air and looked at my little girl who understands things far more then I could ever comprend and said "Yes..that's him." She draws all the time, and this is one picture that I will keep forever.

The vet called us back today and said Buck died from a GDV (twisted stomach). It happens in deep chested dogs between the ages of 2-10. Something that keeps the stomach taunt gives a little (for no real reason) and the stomach gets slack and flips. The vet said he has never saved a dog from this, by the time the dog gets to the vet office it's to late. It happens fast and it happens w/o warning.

RIP Buck..wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge..

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

May 09, 2007

New picture

Above is a picture of Buck. Our house will never be the same.

May 08, 2007

Sad day..

Our dog Buck died yesterday out of the blue. He was fine at 3pm, he was dead at 5pm. I am numb.

We did a great job telling the kids (who saw most of the horror, but we spared the actual death). Dh & I were calm and under control, so they were too.

It's a sad day....

April 20, 2007

Soo busy!!

We took the kids to the dr. earlier this week for their round of shots for kindergarten. Boy was it an ordeal!! Our appt. was at 10am, and we finally walked in the door at home at 12:30pm. NINE shots later the kids are ready to go to school!! I am sooo glad that is over and done with! They have nothing to be anxious for regarding kindergarten now except the big day! :)

I took the kids to the circus last friday (the 13th). I remember back when I was there age going to the circus, 3 big circle rings, lions, elephants, and having the time of my life. A circus is really a dying breed. It's really sad how things change.

I finally updated my sidebar with my current book. I've had an astounding book reading year so far!! I've read some awesome books and it'll be hard to narrow down my favorites of the year in December.

April 02, 2007

Been neglecting my blog! :(

It's been over a month since I last blogged! Where has the time gone??

This month has been busy as usual. I did the swap of the kids clothes last weekend (going from winter to spring/summer). The temps have been soo nice and it feels good to have that AWFUL task done until next fall. The kids have been in short sleeves (and sometimes shorts) for the last several weeks.

What else is new?

Dh traded in his motorcycle and got a used Mule (here's a picture of it if you're not sure what a *Mule* is: It isn't the one we got, but you get the idea. Dh bought a rumble seat for the back, and a windshield. We took it out for the first time last weekend. We were out for over 3 hours! We had a BLAST!! It's a great purchase..something we can all do together.

We got the paperwork in the mail the other week for kindergarten round up. The kids are semi-excited. B heard dh & I talking about the shots they'll have to receive before kindergarten, and he's not excited about that AT ALL.

Dh & I took them fishing a couple weeks ago, we didn't catch anything but we had a great time going out as a family.

Dh hasn't been working at the farm very much yet this year, so we've been taking full advantage of the free time! :)

I finally got my side bar updated. I don't know why the picture for "First They Killed My Father" isn't working. I tried it 3x w/o any luck. But it's a fantasic book!! I've done a lot of reading so far this year.

February 28, 2007

High school girls basketball

The local girls basketball team is making a run for state this year. And because of that the kids don't have school tomorrow. Boy..I don't remember having school off unless the team really DID make it to the state championship game.

Oh man..I DO sound like my mother, next I'll be saying that *I* wore breadbags on my feet and had to walk uphill (both ways) to school everyday in 10' drifts. me...

February 24, 2007

Pretty scary when..

the weather guy tells you on THURSDAY that in 2 days (Saturday & Sunday) we will be in a blizzard warning!! I found it VERY hard to believe yesterday while the kids & I were outside w/o coats on blowing bubbles and the kids were riding their scooters up/down the road. The weather was WONDERFUL! But believe it or not, for once, the weatherman was right. It has been sooo windy all day today and now it's starting to really lightly snow. I don't know how much snow we're actually going to get, but I think the wind is what the real concern is. Even a little tiny bit of snow makes visibility really difficult when the winds are blowing this hard. Amazing what a difference 24 hours can make.

Dh & I were going to take the kids to the movie today. One of the local churches where sponsoring a free movie day for families. The movie was "Barnyard". We took the kids to this movie several months ago, but we thought we'd take advantage of the free offer. We loaded everyone in the car. Braved the winds (no snow at this time) and drove to the theatre-only to find a sign on the door that said "Closed due to weather. "Barnyard" is rescheduled for next Saturday." Dh looked at me and said "Why didn't you call before hand?" I said "I did! Their answering machine said NOTHING about them being closed." We were very upset to say the least, they (theatre management) could of gotten off their asses and drove down to the theatre and put a change of plans on their answering machine rather then forcing parents to drag their kids outside on a really, really windy and cold day.

February 23, 2007


God it feels good to say that!! I have a lot of friends who use and being the good friend I am I try to log on there from time to time to check in on everyone. My computer freezes up EVERY DAMN TIME I log in there!! So if you're a friend of mine and you use and you're reading this. Don't hate me for not checking in, hate MYSPACE!!

I'll stick with blogger thank you very much!!!

February 22, 2007

Felt like a bloggin'

Husbands can be such a pain in the a$$! If you have one, you know what I am talking about. If you don't have one, get a new pair of shoes instead.

Looks like the weather is going to be making a turn for the worst this weekend. YUCK!!

February 20, 2007

Back from vacation

We had a fantastic time with Grandma this last weekend!! We all came home very, very tired, but the kids wanted to do it again this morning (

Absolutely beautiful weather here in Nebraska today and for the rest of the week with temps in the 40-50°'s. You won't hear me complainin' (except for all the mud the kids and dogs will be tracking into the house because of the melting snow)!

February 14, 2007

Getting ready for a mini-vacation

And boy am I ready for it!! The kids & I are meeting my mom in Omaha tomorrow for a fun filled kiddo weekend. It should be fun!! Im a little bummed because it just so happens that this weekend is also State Wrestling Tournment in Omaha. UGH! So it'll be a busier then normal town. Thankfully I got a room at the hotel we usually go to, but the price was higher then normal. :(

Now I just wish 2 of my kids would go to bed so I can get the last minute things done around here and get to bed at a decent hour so we can get on the road by 9am.

Dh & I went to school conferences on Monday for the kids. They are all doing great in school and as I have said before, I must say it again..I am sooooo glad we fought and won this extra year of preschool. I do not regret it at all!! All 3 of them have matured (sp?) a lot the last 6 months. It is hard to believe the school year is 1/2 over!!

Winter is still in full swing here in NE. We got about 3" yesterday and overnight and it is still lightly snowing outside now. The temps are really suppose to warm up this weekend (into the lower 40's) so hopefully this new snow (and the stuff that's still here for end of December) will be gone soon, so the ice that is STILL there from end of December can start to melt. I don't know if I'll remember how to drive w/o ice?!

February 11, 2007

Oh dog sh!t!

We have 2 dogs which I love dearly (most of the time). Since we got all this snow (on top of ice and more ice) the dog shit is finally starting to surface with some warmer temps. God I hate dog shit. Everyday I scoop shit.

January 25, 2007

This and that..

I took the kids swimming tonight at the Y. We haven't done that in quite awhile and it was a lot of fun. They had a great time and W fell asleep on the 7 block drive home. :)

The weather has been really really nice the last couple of days with the temps above average in the 40's. I wish some of this ice would start melting! It is melting, but with so much snow on top of it it's just slush on top of ice. Then at night it re-freezes making it really slick.

B & A played outside with the "big boys" from down the street yesterday. The "big boys" made 2 snow forts and had a snowball fight. I was a little hesitant to send my little babies down there when I saw what was going on, but it was fine. B did get hit in the face with a snowball, but he said it only hurt for a minute and only cried a little bit. While those 2 played outside, W stayed in the house with me and talked the ear off of the satellite guy who was here to fix our dish.

Not much else is new. Same ol'.

January 18, 2007


Oh so much has happened since I last posted! We went up to Minnesota for Christmas. The original plan was to leave on the 23rd, and come back to good ol' Nebraska on the 31st so dh could go back to work on the 2nd. Well..instead of leaving on the 23rd as planned, dh was stranded at the airport in Denver for 3 days (he was suppose to come home on the 20th, but ended up not getting home until the 22nd). When he did get home thanks to the storm from Denver making him stranded there, it came through Nebraska and left us with a MESS to clean up in our yard before we could even consider going to Minnesota so we left on Christmas day instead.

The trip to MN was great, the kids did fantastic and it was the best Christmas driving weather we've EVER had in over 10 years of living in Nebraska! We should of realized then and there that trouble was coming.

On December 30th, (one day before we planned on leaving) we got a phone call from some friends of ours who were in Nebraska saying "DO NOT COME HOME!! We've been hit by a massive ice storm, leaving over 3" of ice on everything! The roads are HORRIBLE! And 4 counties (yes entire COUNTIES) are completely out of power, including ours." So..we stayed in Minnesota until January 6th, when we finally got the go ahead from our friends.

We got home on the 7th to a house with no power! We finally got generated power on the 8th (ahhh..heat!!). It was only generated power, so we had to conserve as much power as possible, meaning no computer, no excess lights, no running appliances at the same time, etc. It was awful!!

The kids finally went back to school on the 15th (despite the school also still being on a generator). They needed to go back! I don't know who was more excited to see the bus, me or them! lol It's one thing being off all summer, when you can go do things..but when you literally CAN NOT leave the house because of 3" of ice on everything is a different story!!!

We FINALLY got full, line power yesterday (the 17th). I will never take electricity for granted again!!