Monday, September 29, 2008

Busy Weekend.

Hello. On Friday we dropped off the van to get it fixed. He said there was a lot of damage! LOL I knew that!! Today my dear husband talked to them and we should get it back this Friday. He said there was $3400 in damage! we know there was plenty of damage!

On Sunday on our way home from church Larry was driving and at the same spot another deer ran out in front of our other van! Can you believe that?!! I had just said the deer came out right about here and right after I said here one came flying at us!! He slams on his breaks and the deer runs right in front of us. We just barely missed that thing! It was smaller than the one that I had hit on Wednesday. I was shaking so bad after that happened. So, for a while we are not traveling that route! We'll take the parkway and pray that we don't see any of those beautiful creatures there.

Well, time to get dinner going. We're having Ham and beans and maybe some cornbread. Hugs to you and please watch out for the deer that are running wild!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Here are the pictures of our poor van that got hit by the deer.

Here are the pictures of our van that got hit by the deer yesterday!! $500 deductable!! What a rip off! Use to it was you didn't have to pay a deductable when you hit a deer but now you do. It goes on your collision and not comprehensive. So......we'll get it fixed when we come up w/the $$$. This just stinks! I had just got it washed and the gas tank filled up yesterday then this happened. I am thankful to God that none of us were hurt.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Well, today I did something that I've never done before. Definately not something I'm proud of that is for sure. I picked the kids up today from school and on my way home a deer came running out of the woods. I tried to stop but the deer ran right into the front of our brand new 2008 van that DH got me for my birthday last year. I hadn't even had it for a year yet. It only has like 5800 miles on it! It mess up the front headlight, bumper, hood and shoved it all back to where I can't open the drivers door. I still can't believe that it actually happened! I'm so thankful that God took care of us and none of us got hurt. I was just a bit flustered. I couldn't even tell the Sherriff what our youngest son's birthday was!

Anyway, that was my wonderful afternoon. I hope that everyone is doing well.


Tiny Frogs

Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs....who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....

The race began.... Honestly: No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as: 'Oh, WAY too difficult!!' 'They will NEVER make it to the top.' or: 'Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!' The tiny frogs began collapsing.

One by one.... Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher.. The crowd continued to yell, 'It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!'More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.... But ONE continued higher and higher and higher.... This one wouldn't give up! At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal? It turned out .... that the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is: Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart! Always think of the power words have.

(There's life and death in the power of the tongue - Proverbs 18:21.) Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions! Therefore: ALWAYS be .... POSITIVE! And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

Always think: God and I can do this!

Pass this message on to 5 'tiny frogs' you care about. Give them some motivation!!!

Most people walk in and out of your life.......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart.

You have been Tagged by the Froggy, which means you are a great friend!!

If you fall down 10 times, stand up 10 times!!

Wednesday.....hump day....a little of this and that

Today is hump day. YEAH! What does that mean? Well, it's the middle of the week it's down hill from today. Two more days of school for the kids after today. DH will be home and it will be back to work on our projects.

We've been so busy these past few weekends. Which really doesn't make sense. HA! Both of us have been suffering with our backs but we've been busy little beavers. We got insulation in. Boy does that stuff make it look different in our addition! I'll be so happy to get this project done. We actually started on this addition over 3 1/2 years ago!!! Whew! Time flies!

Our project is our addition that we had added to our house. It consists of our master bedroom, kid's bedroom(whichever child gets it-lol-it's a toss up between the 2 little ones), 1/2 bath and master bath w/hook ups for 2 washers and 2 dryers. We have electric, we have plumbing....still not totally finished, insulation in, tub/shower combination in. When we got our tub in I just had to call my person (my cousin-that's just what we call each other-she's the one I call when I need to tell someone something and she calls me! We're just special like that! LOL!) Anyway, I called her and was so excited!! I've got a tub!! I've got a tub!! She was like OK YOU'VE GOT A TUB! LOL One of those things where you have to be there I suppose.

So, this weekend, Lord willing we will get some drywall and do some drywall. DH thinks that we might be able to do the entire ceiling in the small bedroom with 10 sheets of drywall. I guess we'll see.

Over the weekend we also got our front porch pressure washed and stained. It looks so much better now. You don't realize how dirty something like that is until you go to clean it. Our neighbor even got the notion and pressure washed his too. So, we're cleaning up the neighborhood I guess. lol Need to get the other neighbors involved too!! Better yet, lets get them to round up all of their pets and keep them out of our yard! Since our fence got crushed we've had dogs and cats doing their business in our yard! YUCK!! We don't own a pet and we've got their yucky suprises in our yard. I've not been happy going out and smelling that!

Fall is coming quickly. The leaves are starting to turn so pretty. The weather has really started to cool down. In the mornings it is actually quite chilly. Pretty soon the kids will have their Fall Festival at their school. They really enjoy going to that. The games, the fun of running around with their parents and seeing all of their friends, eating foods that you normally wouldn't eat.

We've already started our Christmas shopping. We know that with 5 kids we have to start early or we'll be frantic come time for Christmas. The kids haven't ask for a whole lot, other than wanting new game systems which I have already veto'd! They have Playstation 2's and I just can't see them getting another game system when they have one. I don't like for them to play those things that much as it is. I want them to still play with the toys that they are asking for. Those games are ok when it's raining out or just every now and then, but not all of the time.

It's going to be different shopping for a little girl for Christmas since we've always bought cars and trucks not babies and Barbies. Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited! I've alreayd looked at the different kinds of baby doll out there. She's still a bit too small for them right now but soon she'll be playing with them.

Well, now that I have written about everything under the sun I guess I'll hush up.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

An Eventful Weekend!

Our weekend sure was eventful! We had my nephew spend the night with us Friday night. Saturday was our little cousin's birthday party. Saturday night the nephew left. Sunday was the WIND from IKE!!! It was terrible!! The kids still aren't back in school!!!!! It's Tuesday!! There are still people without power. Some were without water as well. We were out of power from about 10:30 am until after 3pm Sunday. We were very blessed to have gotten it on that quick. I kept praying it would come back on. I was worried about all of our meat in the deep freezer.

Well, DH is working out in the yard and needs my assistance. So.....I'm off to help.



Thursday, September 11, 2008

40 Minute Rolls

Here's the picture of the rolls. I put them in a muffin tin. On a few of them I rolled them into 3 balls and put them in the muffin tin. It made them look like clovers.

I forgot to post this the other day. I used this recipe. Actually I have used it twice now. We really liked these rolls. They didn't last long at all. After I made them I put them in a muffin tin for them to take the form of muffins with the rounded top too. They are so good warm with butter. YUM!

40 Minute Rolls

2 Tbsp yeast

1 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water

1/3 cup oil

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1-2 cups white flour

Combine the yeast and warm water. Add the oil and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and knead until a soft dough forms. Shape into balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Rest 10 minutes. Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes until done. Makes 12 rolls.
Today is Sept. 11, 2008

I remember 7 years ago when American changed. I feel so differently about things in this day and time as to before. Things are just different. My kids won't ever know how things were before 9-11. Our oldest was only 3 when it happened so he won't remember. I hope that we will all take a moment and remember those loved ones that were lost during 9-11 and those that have lost their lives since fighting for us. God be with their loved ones during the 7 year mark.

Last night while sitting on the sofa talking to my oldest son our dear sweet daughter took two steps and astonished us! We both looked at her then looked at each other with our mouths dropped open! We were in shock. It was so cute. The other boys came running in the room to see what was going on and they wanted to see her walk too. She did it a couple more times and would just laugh! It was definately a sweet moment. On the 19th she'll be 11 months old. Time flys that is for sure.

School pictures were today. I hope that they turn out well. I took the baby and had her put in a group picture with the boys and had her individual picture done too. They put her in a little white wicker was so cute! Can't wait to get them back. I was able to do that where they go to school because it's a private school. They always send a note home letting everyone know that they will take group pictures if anyone would like. I didn't get in the picture but wanted all of the kids together. They all had yellow on. I thought they looked very handsome and of course our daughter looked so pretty. I can't wait to get to see them.

The weather is really starting to cooler. I really don't like cold weather but there's really nothing I can do to keep it from changing. I would be happy for it to stay at about 75 year round! My husband would probably rather it be around 60-65.....I'd be bundled up like that little boy in that movie, 'The Christmas Story'. The part where his mom has so many layers on him and he fell over & couldn't get back up!

Speaking of Christmas, it's almost that time again. I have had the kids already making out a Christmas list to give ideas of something that they might like to get. You know, kids just aren't afraid to ask for the moon and stars. It's amazing how every year they could fill up a page of things they would like. Knowing they won't get all of these things but at least it gives an idea of what they wouldn't mind having. The list does make it so much easier to know what you need to look for to see them have a HUGE smile on their face come Christmas morning. So, we have begun our journey to trying to shop early. Well, I can't really put on here what we found or our oldest might see and know that we're getting him a ..........LOL really did you think I would put it here?!!

Until next time I hope all is well. God Bless you and Keep you.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sept. 3, 2008

I haven't posted much since I went to Aldi's. I finally got everything put away. That was a chore in itself. I have the cabinets packed out. They could open up and start shooting out at any given moment. HA! I went over the inventory the other night and realized boy do we have a lot of stuff! I went through our freezer and got a count on how much we have in there too. I shouldn't have to do much shopping for a while. I will just have to pick up things here and there as we need them.

Today would have been my Uncle David's birthday. He died before any of my children were born and actually before I got married. I know that my husband and my uncle would have really liked each other. My boys would have loved teasing and picking at him just like he would have loved to pick on them. I remember one time he snuck in behind our house and we were watching a scary movie. He started making noise behind our house where the woods were and scared us so bad!! He laughed and laughed about that! He was also the first person to take me to a movie. Uncle David loved racing. He took us to see 'Days of Thunder'. It was him, his daughter, my sister and myself. I really enjoyed it. I think he did too. So today is a tribute to my funny and big hearted Uncle David. I will always remember him laughing and joking with everyone. I will miss him until I see him again some day in Heaven.

I ran across a recipe that I really like today. I'll post it so that you can use it if you get the notion. The kids love these cookies and they make a ton of them. The kids like to help making them too. The only problem is that it could get real messy if you're not careful. Powdered sugar and kids don't mix too well.

I'm not sure if I mentioned about the incident/accident that we had last Tuesday evening. Our neighbor's car rolled down the hill and ran over our fence! Boy was that a shock!! I was thankful that the kids weren't out in the yard. No one got hurt and I'm thankful of that. The fence will eventually get repaired by the neighbors insurance when they get the ball rolling. Hope it doesn't take too long.

We are having breakfast for dinner tonight. The kids enjoy having this every now and then. We'll have some omlets, biscuts, sausage and bacon to go with or in the omlets. Hope the night is a cool one. Here is the cookie recipe that I mentioned. Hope you'll try them and let me know how you liked them.

Cake Cookies

1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1 egg
1 (8 ounce) coolwhip tub (use the whole tub).

Mix all together, then by spoonfull roll in powdered sugar. Then put on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes