I am a mother of 3 they are my life and my world and the reason I do everything that I do :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is an old picture of my grandmother and myself. She was always my best friend and the more important person in my life! I love and miss her very much, but I know she is up in Heaven watching over me and my little family.

Outdoor Wednesday


These are pictures from my husband and I's last trip to St.Louis,MO. We were there for the TNA LockDown FanFest And Pay Per View. But just like every trip to STL I always make my husband stop at the Arch, it is my favoirate place there, and everytime I go it feels like my first!



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CSNstores.com Review + $80 Gift Certificate Give Away

Here is a great review and giveaway that I have recently entered to win. Plus there are many many more.



CSNstores.com Review + $80 Gift Certificate {Giveaway}


If you remember a little while ago (not really that long ago), I did a review of theBoon Animal Bag that I received from CSNstores.com. I've worked with them in the past too, and I will continue to do so on a regular basis now.

This time I decided instead of choosing something for myself to review, I thought that you, my lovely readers, would enjoy picking something out for yourself from CSN. I have a gift certificate from them to give to one lucky winner.

I've always been impressed with CSNstores. They have such a variety of things from headboards to mailboxes to strollers to shoes. And I've learned that they are adding more things all the time.

I will be giving away an $80.00 gift certificate to CSN. There are so many things that you could get for that much. Here are some things that I like just to give you a few ideas:

A KitchenAid Cookware Cast Iron 4.5 Quart Covered Round Dutch Oven in Garnet- It's so pretty, and every time I see The Pioneer Woman using a Dutch oven I wish I had one.


Chicco Four in One Ride-On Car- This would be perfect for my two little nephews very soon. Fun!


Or how about a Uniflame 24" Black Fire Bowl w/Foldable Legs- How fun would this be to have friends over or take it along to their house for the upcoming weekend holiday celebrations.


South Show Sand Castle Nightstand in Sunny Pine- It's a great nightstand that would go well in any bedroom, plus they have other colors and varieties similar too.


Whatever you like, I know there is something for everyone with CSN. And lucky for you, you'll have lots of chances to win the gift certificate. Read all the rules and ways on entry below.



Buy It: All of the items featured here are available from a variety of CSNstores.

Win It: There is an $80.00 CSN gift certificate up for grabs.



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to enter! I DID!!!

Oh No He Didnt Tuesdays

Welcome to “OH NO HE DIDN’T” TUESDAY, a super awesome blog carnival created by Kristi at Live and Love…Out Loud. Click on over to her blog to find out what made her and everyone else stop and say “OH NO HE DIDN’T!”



My husband and myself and my mother in law decided to take a vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios this September and October. As we already have the money put back. For we have already booked our hotel and just have to buy tickets now. While everyone knows that this is what this money is for, and how much my children are looking forward to it, a friend of mine calls me out of the blue, makes small talk for about 30 minutes then he ask hey can I borrow $20.00 til Thursday I need cigarettes and some beer. I tell him we only have enough for my husbands gas money for work til he gets paid next. He gets quiet for a moment then he pops the big question, can't you just take it out of your vacation money? Well that just pissed me off, this guy is supposed to be like my brother. My children call him their uncle and he stayed at the hospital with me the night my daughter was born. So I just let him have it, and let him know how much he has really upset me. He tells me its no reason to get upset and hangs up on me. So of course I figure that's the end of that, but not even 5 minutes later he calls me back and asks "So can I?" my reply was..."Oh no you didn't!!!" and hung up the phone!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Top Ten (Tuesday)Reflecting On My Grandmother On Her Birthday

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My Grandmother has passed away 3 years ago it will be 4 years in November. She was my very best friend and my most faviorate person in the world! This past Saturday(6-26) would have been my grandmothers 84th birthday. So on this day, I dedicate the whole day to her, we make the same things she use to make, including chicken n dumplings, real mashed potatoes, green beens, and her great grandmothers cheese tort(kinkda like cheese cake). Also unfortantley my children never got to meet my grandmother, so we go through pictures of my grandmother that I have, and these have been my childrens favoriate pictures of her.
This is something I made on imikimi.com and have it printed and hanging above each of my childrens beds.

This is my Grandmother and my Uncle Jonny whom she joined in heaven.
This is from my first Christmas her sittin on her eldest sons lap while he plays Santa for all the children
This would be my grandmother and my grandfather whom she joined in heaven
My grandmother on her wedding day
My grandmother with all her sisters and brothers
My grandmother and my great grandpa whom she also joined in heaven
This is a very special picture it was taken on my grandmothers birthday not only did we throw her a huge birthday party but her best present was her youngest child her son coming home from The Persian Gulf War
Grandma in the kitchen it was her favoriate place to be
My mother, my sister, myself, and of course grandma
my grandmother and my sister

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This Weekend I...

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This weekend I...
-set up kids pool
-went swimming with kids
-cleaned entire house
-enjoyed keepin my 13 day old niece for a couple hours
-enjoyed catching up with an old friend of mine and meeting his new girlfriend
-bought a new bed
-set up husbands game room(he gets to share with laundry room)

I heart Faces-Pets

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday:New Baby


Here is my new precious bundle of joy! This is my niece Crystal Dawn. She was born yesterday at 1:48 P.M. She was 6lbs 7oz, and she was 20 in. long. So glad she is finally here!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Oh No He Didnt Tuesdays



Welcome to “OH NO HE DIDN’T” TUESDAY, a super awesome blog carnival created by Kristi at Live and Love…Out Loud. Click on over to her blog to find out what made her and everyone else stop and say “OH NO HE DIDN’T!”

Its time for "Oh No He Didn't Tuesdays."
Over the weekend we had found out that someone had sliced my childrens pool, and that upset us greatly. With me being pretty level headed just sucked it up as a lose and went a bought the children a new pool, while my husband went crazy about it. He has the cops watching the house and went and spent 500.00 on security cameras. Yes these sounded like a great idea, until my husband came home and said, "Here Amanda I bought the security cameras so you can put them up." While at the same time, I am dealing with 5 children ages 2-8, putting up the new pool, having to stop for a couple of hours because of the storms, cooking dinner, cleaning house, and trying to get purple nail polish out of my 2 year old daughters hair, to make things even better he decides he wants to read his book!!!!



Post It Note Tuesday

Sweet Shot Day

How sweet is this? I come back into the kitchen to finish dishes tonight after my boys get home, only to find my 2 year old daughter trying to finish dishes. But what makes it so precious is when I told her to get down before she got hurt, she said no momma I big girl wanna help!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fathers Day

With fathers day coming up very soon, I will be posting a lot of my step father and the father to my children, with pictures, poems, and even songs. I hope all that read my blog will enjoy! And here is my very one.

Here is a few poems that I think fit my step father perfectly:

Stepfathers Are No Less Than Those of Blood
Stepfathers are no less than those of blood:
The spirit is more comely than the flesh.
Equally, two mysteries might mesh,
Paired by nature or by neighborhood
Fathers are defined by how they love,
And not by how they multiply or breed.
Though you did not supply the primal seed,
How you've loved me does your kinship prove.
Each child must turn when life's too hard to bear,
Regarding someone's arms or empty air.
So do I turn, and always you are there.

My Dear Stepdad
To me you are a
Priceless commodity
A wealth of wisdom
You've been to me
If I have thoughts
I need to share
Always I know
That you will care
I always enjoy the things
We do together
When done with you
They’re always better
You always have
An open mind
A better stepdad
I could never find

I Heart Faces:Babies

This little princess is only 13 days old, and I believe she is just a adorable!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

6 Word Saturday

Well with Fathers Day next Sunday I am looking for the perfect gift for my husband from our children. He is really wanting a LapTop of his own but and that would work out great for us considering I am always on the one we own for blogging, emailing family, ect. Well he wants his to have so many Gb, a certain size screen, so much memory, to be a certain color, ect. in 6 easy words:
MY HUSBAND IS WAY TO PICKY!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Girls Playing






These are my nieces and my daughter having a great time outside at grandma and grandpas house!

Wordless Wednesday: Sisters!

These two beautiful little girls are my best friends daughters. The baby is a week old today and the oldest daughter is almost 5! Isnt it precious!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I heart Faces

Here are 3 little girls that I love to death my lil princess, and my two niece!