Monday, July 30, 2007
Tiny Talk Tuesday
Not Before 7 started hosting Tiny Talk Tuesday! I love this idea, here's mine:

Last week my 2yoDS said some things that blew me away.

V: Mommy can I have some of your coffee?

Me: You're too little to have coffee.

V: I'm not too little, I'm a MAN!

The next day he was browsing in DH's office and found a new finger paints I just got from the Dollar Store.

V: Mommy look what I found!

Me: What?!

V: (Holding up the finger paints) I haven't seen these in ages!

He's ONLY 2!!!

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Friday, July 27, 2007
Toilet Flushing Phase
What do you do when there are 8 potty trained people, one bathroom and a broken toilet?

Hope for best?!

My 2yo has been going through the "Toilet Flushing Phase." First it was his pamper, then a K'nex wheel and now the toilet paper holder.

Unfortunately we didn't catch him in time and now toilet paper holder is stuck! Now our ONLY toilet won't flush properly. Hopefully we can fix it and FAST! With the weekend coming I don't think it'll be easy to get a plumber out here.

Well, I'm headed off to Ace to buy a snake.


Thursday, July 26, 2007
Thankful Thursday

I an thankful for the four seasons. I have not been able to experience them for over 10 years living in Florida and now my children are able to experience them too.

I am thankful for the beautiful landscape that the LORD made. I never appreciated it so much until the first time I visited here (North Carolina). The mountains, trees, flowers, everything is gorgeous!

I am thankful for the property that the LORD allowed us to buy. It was a miracle we were able to get it. We came here for only a 2 week visit looking for some property and the last 3 days we were able to find it. It wasn't even on the market yet. This was definitely the Lord's doing!

I'm thankful today is another beautiful day, because I plan to spend it outside with my children today, so I'll end my list there and come by later to visit your blogs.

Have a Blessed Day!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I'm a Sapphire
Your Gemstone is Orange Sapphire

Courageous, optimistic, and successful.
Your confidence helps you handle the ups and downs of life
What Gemstone Are You?

Normally I don't think I would have posted this, but considering my birthstone is sapphire I couldn't resist. I wish the description fit me better, but you can't have everything;)

By the way, if you take the quiz and get the same gem, it'll read, "Orange Saphire" I thought that was interesting too, hehehe....


Monday, July 23, 2007
I Love It When...
My Children say "I Love You!"

My 4yo runs and jumps in my arms and starts kissing me just because!

My 2yo says "Fank You Mommy!"

My 10yo says "Can I help you take care of the BABY?!" She's gonna be a WONDERFUL Mommy!

My 9yo always blows me kisses!

My 7yoDD snuggles with me and gives me gentle kisses!

My 7yoDS plays with his younger brothers and teaches them how to use tools, it's SO CUTE!

My 2mos old smiles and talks in his sleep.



Friday, July 20, 2007
Pondering the Thought...
As I sip my second cup of coffee today, I wonder....

What IF there was NO MORE COFFEE?!

...and a little something for Leigh Ann


Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen random things about me:

1. I lived in 8 state.

2. I was picked to on stage with Milky the Clown.

3. I was named after a picture me mom saw in a bathroom.

4. If I was a boy my name was going to be Angelo.

5. My mom owns a honey shoppe.

6. I went to the same high school as Brad Pitt.

7. My favorite movie is Charade with Audre Hepburn.

8. I believe the Loch Ness monster exists.

9. My middle name is Ann

10. I convinced SoutherGal to start a blog. Please go say hi!

11. I like spicy and sour foods

12. I'm hopefully going to start a 2nd blog soon.

13. I basically copied this idea from Just Mom, even though it was a Thursday Thirteen meme.

Oh, and Thank you Vaughn in CA (whoever you are) for nominating my blog.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Hooked on NEST Family
I don't know if any of you have ever heard of NEST Family, but they are wonderful Christian videos and Bible stories for all ages. Well, I have to tell you about what I just ordered from them! (This purchase can be completely justified, it's for school!)

Recently NEST teamed up with Hooked on Phonics (which I use for my phonics curriculum thanks to my aunt) and created Hooked on Bible Stories. I've been wanting to get this for sometime and I promised myself I wouldn't get it until next school year. Well, I guess waiting paid off because, normally it retails for $99.99, but it's on sale for $79.99! WOOHOO!

(Note to hubby) Okay, no more purchases this week Honey, I promise!

If you've ever seen or used NEST Family or Hooked on Phonics products, you know they are great quality items. Our family loves them!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Amazon Addict
Hi, my name is Amber and I'm addicted to Amazon.

Yesterday I was at Amazon again and I purchased some more homeschool books for my children. If your curious, this is what I ordered:
I know it's only 4 items, but when I received my email today saying my items have shipped, I linked to my order history and it's like a mile long! Am I the only one, or are there more of you out there?

All I know is that I better stop before DH confiscates my credit card...which doesn't really matter because Amazon has them on file-BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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Monday, July 16, 2007
If anyone knows how to get SOUR MILK smell out of the carpet, PLEASE let me know ASAP!!!!


Sunday, July 15, 2007
Is it True?!
23% Geek

...Not about me being 23% Geek, but about Nessie really existing.

The other day my 9yo DS was reading about the Loch Ness Monster. Well I'm a big Nessie fan, she's always fascinated me. A HUGE monster out there, thousands claiming to have seen her and yet no physical evidence....not until they supposedly caught her on tape. Watch and see for yourself.

This was ummmm.....interesting?!

Seriously, if you are interested in the Loch Ness Monster, watch this:
I think after today's post my Geek score is gonna go up!


Friday, July 13, 2007
Reflection Award

Angel Mama has honored me with the Reflection Award. It feels like an honor to receive this award, to know that I have touched someones heart. Thank you Angel Mama, you have touched my heart as well.

As some of you may know I have not been at Blogger long, but there have been many blogs that I've come across that I have enjoyed reading and although you are supposed to give this award to 5 people, I couldn't help but including a few more. So, I would like to giving this award to:

Alycia @ Where My Treasures Are. I know she's already received this, but I have to honor her with it again. She is a BEAUTIFUL MOTHER who appreciates all that the LORD gives her and her LOVE still shines with God's Prefect Plan. She touched my heart and many others last week with her tribute to her daughter Hannah Grace. Happy Birthday Hannah! I want to thank her for the courage it took her to share those personal moments in her life. I know she is someone who will continue to reach out and touch others' hearts as she did mine.

Leigh Ann @ Living to Learn & Learning to Live - I love that title by the way, She truly understands the meaning, "It is better to give than to receive." For 10 days she gave gifts away in honor of her birthday. She wanted to celebrate and share her happiness with others that the Lord has placed her on this earth for 32 years. What a WONDERFUL woman she is and I'm sure all of you out there can agree.

~Ginger @ Just a Thought is a very INSPIRING mother and woman. I especially enjoy reading her entries about her BEAUTIFUL daughters & the close relationship she has with them! I believe she has a close relationship with her daughters because, she has a close relationship with CHRIST and her FAITH in HIM is STRONG! I pray that I can give my children the love that the LORD wants me to give them so that when my children are grown, I can share the same loving relationship Ginger shares with her children.

Misty @ Adventuring with 3 Boyz has gone through some physical and spirital trials lately. She has been looking at her family from the outside for the last couple of weeks. And through it all, she is still looking above to her HEAVENLY FATHER for help. I believe her faith and endurance will heal her physically. God Bless you Misty!

Lori @ Bloggin' with Lori B is a KIND-HEARTED mother and wife. She is also a very ENCOURAGING and UPLIFTING woman. With each and every one of her comments I read, whether it be on my blog or someone else's, she puts a smile on my face. I really thinks that the LORD uses her to shine some light and happiness in each of our days. Thank you Lori for all your comments and congratulations on the Bloggy Hoss Award!

Diana @ Sunshine on My Shoulders is a SWEET woman and mother who SPIRIT definitely SHINES! Not only does her sweet spirit shine, but she is very insightful too. She graciously shared with me her insightfulness (I don't know if that's a word) with me in my previous post, Patience. The comment she wrote made me cry, and made me realize that I'm being the best mother I can be. So in return I wanted to give her this reward.

Another SWEET woman who enlighten me on the same post was MorningSong, She has 2 PRECIOUS children and is seeking to raise them in the way of the LORD. In a lot of ways I feel like we go through similar trials with our children when I read her posts. Although I don't know her that well, but she portrays to be a sincere women who LOVES and GLORIFIES our LORD! And because of this, I believe He delivered her to my blog yesterday. Thank you MorningSong for enlightening me too, your comment also made me shed some tears.

I also want to give this award not to just one person, but a family that has Blessed me, the Dixon Family. I have had the honor on more than one occasion to speak with this family on the phone and through Instant Messaging many times. They are a joy to talk to. Jacque Dixon is a Christian homeschool mother of 8. Her LOVE is FAITHFUL to the LORD and she has successfully reflected that love through her 8 LOVING C H I L D R E N! If you read their blogs, you see the WISDOM that the LORD has Blessed them with at a young age. I believe their wisdom will continue to grow with their faith.

Jacque, you've done a GREAT JOB!

Thank you again Angel Mama for this award and thank you Jocelyn for starting to spread the Reflection Award throughout Blogland! It has been a Blessing!


Thursday, July 12, 2007
Thankful Thursday - Patience

I just wrote a post on patience, and it made me realize how thankful I am that my Lord, Jesus Christ is patient with me.

I'm thankful that for my DH patience, like I stated below, he is the most patient person I know. I I LOVE him for it!

And I'm thankful for my children's patience, although my time is spread, they are still loving and understanding children! Because of them I am realizing that I need to be patient just as much, or if not more than them.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I am trying to teach my children lessons I have trouble learning myself, the main one PATIENCE! When I want my children to do something and they don't do it right away I sometime get frustrated and yet when they would like me to do something and repetitively ask I tell them they have to be patient! But can I truly ask that of them when I am a poor example? Truly I believe they have more patience then I do. They DEFINITELY learn it from DH! I don't know anyone who is more patient then him.

My children are WONDERFUL and they are PATIENT, they are very UNDERSTANDING and I LOVE them SO much!!! (Trying not to short circuit my keyboard with my tears.)
Same topic, but I've been emotionally sidetracked, please bear with me.

As some of you may know, I have 7 children and each time I have another baby it takes time away from the older one(s) and yet they still are loving, caring and considerate of one another, even if they do fight half of the day, but they are brothers and sister, it's gonna happen. Although I understand this, I cannot relate.

I'm the youngest of 3, my brother is 9 years older than me and my sister is 8 years older, plus they moved to my dad's when they were about 13 and 14. So basically I was an only child, never had to worry about waiting to spend time with my mother, (when she wasn't working) I had her all to myself.

Are my children being impatient, or striving to be loved by me. Maybe they feel that time has been taken from them and they are trying to get it back in any way or form, even if that means coming and asking me the same question over again.

I'm not talking about the obvious impatient questions like, "Can I play GameCube now? Is dinner it ready now? I'm talking about when they keep asking me if I'm ready to come outside when I'm in the middle of doing dishes, or when they want to show me something while I'm putting the baby to sleep.

Please pray for me to have more patience, so that I can be an example for my children. After all, our Heavenly Father is patient with me, and LOVE is PATIENT!


And the Winner Is.....
Susan @ Penless Writer! There was a 3-way tie, but she was the luck lady I pulled out of the bag...not literally.

I also wanna wish Leigh Ann a Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a WONDERFUL DAY!!!

And last but not least, I wanna wish Sprittibee, Just Mom, Lori B & Susan luck for the Bloggy Hoss Election!

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Have you ever seen anyone smile while cleaning a toilet?
How FAKE is that?!
My DD took the picture of...I'd rather not say.
This photo was taken for a contest held by
a HSBlogger friend last year.

BTW~ Only one more day left for the Bloggin' Along Contest,
the winner will receive a $20 e-gift card from Land's End.


Friday, July 6, 2007
Mid-Year Resolution
I was reading THIS POST @ Just Mom's Musings the other day and she got me thinking, "What have I accomplished this year?" I know one thing on my New Year's Resolution list was to become more organized, but I can't even find the journal that I wrote it in, therefore I'm blogging a Mid-Year Resolution and if any of you want to join me, please be my guest.

1. Grow closer to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

2. Spend more individual time with my children.
I feel they need it with the new baby taking up a lot of my time now.

3. Be more patient and understanding.

4. Become more organized; make weekly dinner menus and school schedules.
I notice when I have both of these things done, the week runs more smoothly.

5. Keep up with the laundry and house cleaning...I'm not expecting miracles.

6. Eat healthier foods and less Nutter Butters.

7. Try to blog walk at least 3-4 times a week.

I pray that the Lord will guide me what needs to be accomplished in His time and not mine. That He will direct me in all things. And when I do them, I do them with happiness and joy in my heart. ~Amen.


Thursday, July 5, 2007
Thankful Thursday - I'm Rich!

I was with my family yesterday, and we had a wonderful time! After our little firework show, I was putting my youngest to bed, as I was holding him in my arms and looking at him I realized I was Rich! And the Lord Blessed me with this little poem.

I am thankful for my riches!

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Don't Forget...
The Bloggin' Along Contest, the winner receives a
$20 e-gift card from Land's End.
Contest will end Sunday, July 8, 2007

Also, the nominations for the Bloggy Hoss Election '07
end today, so hurry on over.

Click icon for details.

And this is my DC favorite video, they wanted me to share it with you.

I hope you all had a Happy 4th of July!!!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Wordless Wednesday with Words
I know this doesn't exactly fit into the Wordless Wednesday category, but in honor of Independence Day I thought it was pretty wordless.

Happy 4th of July!


Tuesday, July 3, 2007
A Happy Birthday and Other Stuff
*Click here to enter the Bloggin'Along Contest*

Today is my Mother-in-law's Birthday, so in honor of her birthday I'm posting one of her favorite songs and mine too, so I hope you enjoy.

MercyMe - I Can Only Imagine

Happy Birthday Mom!

Also, Kailani from An Island Life is hosting the Bloggy Hoss Elections '07.

Click icon for details.

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Monday, July 2, 2007
Bloggin' Along Contest
I have met a lot of wonderful new bloggers and I have enjoyed reading your blogs so, I decided to have another contest! This contest is a little different than most, it's a quiz contest about some of YOU! Now, if this sounds like FUN to you then here's what you gotta do:

1. Leave a comment.
2. NO CHEATING! You can't go searching for the answers.
3. Take the Bloggin' Along Quiz HERE.
4. Have FUN!

The winner (the person who scores the highest) will receive a $20 e-gift card from Land's End, so even bloggers from around the world can participate. The contest will last for about a week or so...

I hope you enjoy.


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