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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


CONNY had a super cool find today!
Check it out HERE

I LOVE IT!! Make sure to check out the different tabs...mosaic etc.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You got the cutest little baby face.....................

Sing with me......
Baby face....you've got the cutest little baby face.....
no other baby could take your place....baby face.... :)

Oh my baby is 14 and 1/2 months already! He is quite the stink :) Today out of the clear blue he decided that he REALLY wanted his bottle but he REALLY didn't want to HOLD his bottle. He wanted his sissy to hold it for him. Um can you say BABY OF THE FAMILY?? lol

He has decided to RUN and CLIMB everywhere and everything! We literally had to remove the coffee table in the living room because I wasn't sure his little face could take any more "swan dives" off!
You know how little ones like to jump to someone? Well he LOVES to jump to NO ONE!
does the whole...crash and burn...and then gets RIGHT BACK UP and does it AGAIN!

He is very consistancy oriented with his food. I can tell as soon as he holds it in his hand if he is going to eat it or not. His face registers either a "hey this feels like it will taste YUMMY" or "NO CHANCE I'M EATING THIS! IT FEELS WEIRD!" lol

Well - that's my post for the day.
nothing life altering
no deep thinking
just....a malachi update of sorts :)

sometimes I have FABULOUS post ideas (at least in my own mind lol)
sometimes I just have LIFE :)

I DO love these pics though and had to share :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

The foto friday share....unfinished business.......

Well there's always filing to be done

and a blog that is too often neglected.....for lack of something GREAT to say....

A keyboard that calls to me night and day..... (yes that is coffee dripped on the "J" key lol and...my "M" is disappearing evidently........

But you know the most important "unfinished business" right now is spending MORE MORE MORE time with my kiddos (even playing tic tac toe!)
So....dear friends I am off - have a beauty - filled weekend!

With all my heart ~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

wordless(kinda) wednesday

This picture perfectly describes how I feel right now..........longing to be outside.
Longing to wander.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Green (Photo Friday share)

My "Mad Mav" is LOVING being a catcher this year....We joked and said it's from having so many siblings - he is not afraid of things being thrown at him AT ALL!! :)

He is suddenly so serious........."MR BASEBALL" out there giving 110% and yelling encouragement to his team mates......

Too cool to really really smile for the camera ya know :) I sometimes think he should cut up more......act crazy.....and then...I catch a glimpse of......

(this is my "green" entry for foto friday) lol

What becomes of a weird bouncy ball when it's gotten popped on a long road trip :) lol .....you'll note the baby looking over at him (learning young)
Well....maybe he's NOT TOO serious after all :)


(we are battling some asthma issues this week - please keep him in your prayers!)
With all my heart~

p.s. here's a great friday freebie!!!!!!


Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Irish Blessings for you……….

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May your troubles be less,
And your blessing be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.

May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.

Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(and if you’re NOT wearing green….consider yourself pinched J)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Therapy may be required

Well - For the most part he was a trooper :)
We went to the St. Patricks Day Festival and Malachi was in his (sewing felt at the last minute) leprechaun outfit.
The top pic though...he was done with pictures...he was done with being cute...it was NAP TIME for my "wee little man" :)

We had the triple stroller with all three babies under the age of 2 in it....and they were perfect!
LOL We looked like the perfect Irish Catholic family.
What a wonderful day~!

More pics to come! :)
Happy St. Patricks Day "WEEK" :)

Top o' the mornin to ya!

With all my heart~

Friday, March 11, 2011

Well the photo friday theme was Captioned - this is what I thought of.....darn you post it notes (actually without them I may forget quite a lot....nevermind..I love you post its!)

My only daughter and myself on the front porch swing on vacation. Poor Malachi was cold but he prefered the swing to anywhere else on earth that week! We spent HOURS there :)

Having time to have meaninful conversations with my hubby.........PRICELESS!

The Gilliland girls.......oh my how did time fly? Im going to sing "sunrise sunset" now and cry........We had a fabulous time together! It was a fabulous family vacation. Wonderful memories and lots of laughter - after all those are the things that TRULY matter!

Have a blessed weekend everyone!
Go tell those near and dear to you that you LOVE them with a crazy kind of love! :)

With all my heart ~
Michelle :)



Okay - you go to the mightybook jr. web site (the home membership is usually $99 per year) you enter the coupon code learntoread (all lowercase) and it is FREE!
They have tons of online kids books - games etc. This is the exact same program a LOT of schools use for $499 a year!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

wordless wednesday? oops!

Well like so many other things - I FORGOT it was WORDLESS wednesday when I posted my previous post a few minutes ago :) OH and I now see that it was my 100th post too! :)
So in honor of "wordless wednesday" (which I still am typing away on)
AND in honor of my 101st post - heres a pic of the whole gang :)

With all my heart ~

A-Z (just some goofy fun)

A to Z

This looked like fun, so I'm playing along with Carrie at Farming on Faith. AND Melania @ Out of the Miry Clay!

A. Age: 40
B. Bed size: KING
C. Chore you dislike: mopping
D. Dogs: 3 spoiled boston terriers
E. Essential start to your day: Cafe' con leche and toast
F. Favorite color: Greens
G. Gold or silver: Silver by the 1 oz bar preferably! :)
H. Height: 5' 3"
I. Instruments you play(ed): piano HORRIBLY! My parents put me into lessons at 3 and didn't let me quit until I was 15 - and I STILL CANT PLAY!!
J. Job title: Social Services Staff Assistant
K. Kids: 6 (5 boys 1 girl)
L. Live: Fabulous Florida Keys
M. Mom’s name: Christina
N. Nicknames: My gramma called me "Dee Dee Ann Rose"
O. Overnight hospital stays: when 2 of our babies were born and a few times when a little one was in for asthma.
P. Pet peeves: being lied to and ink on my skin.
Q. Quote from a movie: "Gunther...your dad called he wants to take you for ice cream!"
R. Righty or lefty: Righty.
S. Siblings: 3 brothers WAY younger
T. Time you wake up: 6-7 ish
U. Underwear: hopefully comfortable but not "granny panties" :l
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Zucchini
W.What makes you run late: Trying to do too many things all at once...
X. X-rays you’ve had: Dental (lots), chiropractor and once when I was about 7 and jumped out of a moving car (long story!)
Y. Yummy food you make: Soup! I can take all the weird stuff out of the fridge and come up with amazing soups! :) OH and bread - I'm getting better at that (Hubby is actually the one who loves to cook "THANK YOU LORD")
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Not much of an animal person. I like to look at pandas though :)

How about you?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mommas don't let your babies grow up~! (to be cowboys....)

WAAHHHH! When did my cowboys get so big?
These two are my "double trouble"
They are NOT twins but we are asked that a LOT!

Remington means "Keeper of the wild horses" and low and behold...Maverick means wild stallion. - We didn't know that until Mav was almost 3.
How fitting.
What a God thing :)

They are truly blessings to our family.
My boys.
My young men.

Thank you Lord!!!

With all my heart~

So...you know we went on vacation a few weeks ago.
It was a SUPER long car ride.

Malachi at one point was falling asleep with a graham cracker in his mouth and a starbucks cup on his lap LOL (He was treated to a bit of a vanilla steamer - which was fine...except he then didn't care as much for regular milk LOL...HEY neither do I after having Starbucks!!!)

My crazy gang kept taking pictures of themselves all jammed together - some turned out more true to life than others LOL note the baby kicking his older brother in the second pic!

Then I kept saying "I'm watching you! I can see you!" so that last pic is perfect.

We had a wonderful time....but soon we'll need to upgrade to a mini-bus :)

"We do not remember days - we remember moments!"
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven"

With all my heart!~

Monday, March 7, 2011

Photos for March 2011

The oldest of my grandbabies - Nina Nina Chee Chee Beana :) (my nickname for her) she loves it! Eating grapes at memas house.

My Littlest "Jazzy G" starting with the smiles and giggles (OH my heart expands every time I see them!)


Baseball season has arrived! Maverick in his uniform :) He's not in T-ball this year which is nice....more like real baseball...less like "herding cats" which is how I described his games last year! LOL

Yep - MARCH already! WOW!

So many blessings - So much fun!

With all my heart!~

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Friday!

Ah my little stink -
Climbed up on the kitchen table and was DANCING to music.
Then quickly sat down laughing when I went over to him.
(Oh my heart.....I love this boy too too much)
My little table dancer.... lol

May your weekend be filled with blessings!

We have a blessing filled line up -
baseball celebration (the boys get their uniforms tonight)
baseball game after the celebration for Rem
baseball game at noon tomorrow for Mav

my sewing machine is arriving tomorrow! (hopefully!!)
I am SOOOOOOOOOO very excited about that.

My daughter is off work on Sunday (YAY!! FAMILY GARDENING DAY!)

SO many blessings.


With all my heart ~