Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I am going, are you?

I am Celebrating National Mom’s Nite Out: the Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood

Okay, ladies, there is only a few days left to RSVP for Mom's Nite Out and I believe only a few spots. All you need to do is be a blogger not necessarily a mom. It sounds like a lot of fun and I can't wait. I am bringing my mother-in-law with me, while Doug and the boys hang out with Papa, I believe something was said about maybe going fishing (this would be the boys first time to go). If a night out sounds like fun head over to Blogging Basics 101 and RSVP, time is running out.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Is it me or are things getting cheaper?

No not price wise, everything is still going up. They still charge you for a big box of cereal when in fact you are getting a smaller box, you can even see it on the price labels, (common sense would be to change the labels, or maybe is this their way of making you mad while you are grocery shopping?)

Okay, back to my rant about cheap products. I go and buy a new roll of saran wrap, good quality, lasts forever and not really expensive. That is until I get home and use it for the first time. I open the box, they have changed where the little cutter is, instead of on the bottom it is now on the lid. Maybe this goes to show how long it has been since I have bought saran wrap. So, I proceed to put this on a bowl and low and behold it will not stick. So what has changed from the last time I bought a box? The economy? Definitely. The quality in which items are made? Most definitely. I may just have to still with aluminum foil or Glad press and seal.

Also, if you have bought a can of petite diced tomatoes lately then you have noticed the quality of them as well. They are hardly petite diced and then they look like they have been thrown into the blender before packaging. Just great instead of nice cut up tomatoes I now have blended tomatoes in the meal I made for dinner. At least they still taste like tomatoes before long the cutbacks will be hitting those too or they may become impostors. All in the name of saving money.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Accepting Advertising

If you are a family company or mom owned business and would like to advertise on my blog, send me an email and I can give the specifications and advertsing prices. I look forward to working with you.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter Weekend

Last Saturday afternoon we loaded up the boys and went to an Easter egg hunt at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. They had a ball and each found one of the prizes that was being given away. Then that evening we dyed eggs and luckily we didn't have any spills but the boys sure had fun.

On Easter morning they couldn't wait to see what they got in their Easter baskets. We had a little fun before we left and then loaded up and went to church. After lunch and a nap we then went to Grannie's for dessert and came home and the boys hunted eggs for a while.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Trike-a-Thon Time

How do you know when you are behind on your blogging? When your husband has to ask you to update it so that he can read it and look at the pictures you post.

Last Thursday, Eli had a Trike-a-Thon at preschool and it was fun to watch. Little man raised $100 for St. Jude Children's Hospital and we are so proud of him and he had fun and knows that he is helping children that are sick. Of course, we can't forget our littlest man, he rode his Radio Rocket in the center of all the chairs. All of the kids had a great time and they did such a good job raising money!

Nic riding in the center, he didn't have a helmet.
The end of the Trike-a-Thon, they were all so tired.

Getting ready to start.

Everyone getting helmets on to start.

And they are off!

National Mom's Nite Out

If you are an Oklahoma Blogger I hope that you will enjoy an evening out with other local mom bloggers and join us for a night out. I will be bring my mother-in-law with me, hey she is a mom and a mimi, otherwise I wouldn't have my wonderful husband. So, hurry and RSVP there are only 75 spots available. I can't wait to meet everyone!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I have been away too long and for good reason. Too many things on my mind and in my heart to even think about posting anything. I have been trying to keep up on reading and leaving comments when I can and I will try to get back into the swing of things again.

Now back to the topic at hand. A few weeks ago I had an ultrasound done, a follow up to my mammogram. They saw something, well duh, otherwise I would not have been there. So, I go for my ultrasound and wait for those results to come in. A message was left on my cell phone and I had to call the doctor's office back and then wait for them to call me back, they were in the office but had training that day. I talked to the doctor and she tells me they for sure see something and it is.... Are you sitting down for this? A breast tumor, I can still hear the ringing in my ears from those two words. Everything begins to flash in your mind, the what ifs, my family, why is this happening and how do we deal with this. All of this while still on the phone with the doctor only half hearing everything she is saying. I do hear, in between all of my thoughts, she is referring me to a surgeon and to see what they think. Then I hear another word, but yet a little magical, benign breast tumor. Here I am on the phone, making dinner with my family right there in the kitchen with me and trying to hold back the tears, especially when you hear that specific word. Still, she wants me to go to the surgeon see what to do and weigh my options. I get off the phone and tell Doug and worry, granted they said benign but it is only natural to worry. What should I do? Aspirate, take it out completely or leave it alone for the time being and tolerate the pain? A few days later the nurse calls and has set up an appointment for me, I know who the surgeon is, he has operated on Doug and my mother-in-law has gone to him. Doug is still hurting from his fall, so he decides to stay home with the boys, it is nap time which is good. I take my films and have an exam and the surgeon suggests the three things I stated above but to continue to watch it and if it does change then we will definitely need to take it out. But for the time being I have decided to tolerate the pain, more of a throbbing pain, needles and I are not the best of friends and that just scares me to death. All of that worry and praying has turned into good news. Now if we could get Doug's back and shoulder to feeling better we would be 100% around here.