Thursday, April 21, 2011


Well Easter is just a few daya away and lets say I am less than ready. I think I am skipping making dinner this year.  Every year we have Easter with the family either at my in-laws or with my husbands oldest sister which is nice and not to far so we would come home and have a condensed dinner at home.  This year we are going to one of my other sister in laws which is considerably further away but I am super excited to have the holiday at her house.  We traditional get our kids outdoor type toys for Easter.  I find myself running out of things to get them.  They have a giant swingset, a trampoline and even a swimming pool so what do I get them this year.  I'll have to let you know on Monday.  Any way Happy Easter to you all.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Is the universe trying to tell me something?

Let me start by saying I am not pregnant!  The last couple weeks have been strange but usual.  I get up run around like crazy all day get home usher the kids straight upstairs and never even look at my kitchen dining room or living room.  I can barely get them washed and in bed before I fall asleep.  All while I have a headache and generally feel crappy.  So of course I mention that I'm not feeling well and of course everyone response with "Are you sure your not pregnant?"  This question alone would not bother me, especially since we have 3 kids already.  Its not unheard of for me to be pregnant.  The really strange and disturbing thing is that the universe seems to be posing the same question.  Suddenly we started getting formula samples and welcome gifts from both Enfamil and Similac.  Every couple days we get something new.  My husband actually thought maybe I was trying to break it to him gently.  Then just as I find a way to explain this weirdness away.  I get an email from the hospital where my two younger children were born saying information for your new addition.  It was all about how they have changed the baby photographer and how pictures are taken.  It also had some general information you may have forgotten about what your birth experience will be like with them.  They can't wait to see you and your new addition.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Something for me

Let me start by saying I've always wanted to be a mom.  As far back as I can remember I would mother small animals and dolls the way many young children but I also had many younger cousins and nieces and nephews that gave me plenty of time to sharpen those skills.  Funny thing, none of that mattered when I had kids I realized I know nothing (and my older kids will tell you that.)   This blog is my gift to me.  It is a place where I can share my daily experiences and struggles.   So lets talk about me, something I rarely do.  I am the youngest child of a worrying woman and an indecisive father.  My mother had one other son who was 18 when I was born.  My father on the other hand had 7 other children.  The youngest was  about 9 when I born and lets just say none of them where happy to have a new little sister.  Because they lived with their mother we had little interaction until I was a teenager and they were adults.  So basically I was an only child with 8 siblings.  I knew one thing; I wanted a big family which promts this blog.  I never knew having that big family would be so rewarding and crazy at the same time.