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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!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Seems most of my quickie posts lately have been wordless (sorta) :0)

These pictures struck me as funny ----- they're the same yet different :) lol
Back when Snap was a little baby (boo hoo why does time fly by??) he LOVED to be held by his daddy like this ALL THE TIME. When I saw the local article about the baby sloth.....I had to laugh!

p.s it's almond milk in that "baba" NOT 7up :)

(oh well - so much for wordless)

Happy Wednesday Gang!

~With all my heart-

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SMILE it's Tuesday!

some smiley little baby faces for a Tuesday afternoon :)
Jazzy G is 4 months old already! What a cutie patootie!
Malachi is 15 months and into everything :) LOVE LOVE LOVE these babes :)

With all my heart ~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

wordless wednesday

My 7 year old said they're twins :0)
Now to keep the kids from picking them too early...that will be the trick!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Thankful Thursday again

Oh ........my baby boy had his very first Merry Go-Round ride a few weeks ago. At first he was NOT sure about it. Then as the music came on he started to relax. When the horse started to move up and down he looked over at me with a bit of worry in his little face. I gave him my biggest smile and patted his back -I said "Yay! You're on a merry go-round! It's okay!! I'm right here!"

Finally when he was on it for a few seconds he looked over and gave me this smile - The wonder in his little eyes as he looked at the bright lights and the room going round in circles - filled my heart.....

I have to admit - our life has been very "MERRY GO ROUND-ISH" lately.

Seems like by the time I get to THURSDAY I am SO very ready for a weekend I think I may.

So...Thankful Thursday helps me to look at a few things I am thankful for (and it helps me focus on the blessings...not the craziness)

Thank you for all of you who have been keeping up the prayers about our challenges lately - I will say TODDLERS are SO MUCH EASIER than ADULT CHILDREN!! Whew!! SERIOUSLY!!!

I know when I start to worry - and the room starts to spin....I will listen for God....because I know He is saying "You're on a Merry go round! It's okay! I'm right here!"

May you each be blessed beyond measure this weekend (and always!)

With all my heart ~

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Okay gang...it's been one of THOSE weeks ya know...
I am EXHAUSTED totally and completely and no rest in sight...
so I am going to post pictures of things I am thankful for - in no set order....because I am on the edge - and sometimes we have to totally change our focus in order to see EVERYTHING!

Hang on...it's almost FRIDAY!!
Have a totally blessed Thursday evening!!!

~with all my heart..

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

na na na na I can't hear you.....? Really?

Do you have someone in your life who asks for your advice but NEVER takes your advice? I DO!!!
I'm sorry but after awhile I just want to say "you're not going to LISTEN to what I say...why do I bother to talk to you?" "you seem to LOVE drama in your life...so you're only going to do stupid things that bring MORE drama!" "I don't want drama in my life - so please don't drag me into YOUR drama!"

I know.
I'm ranting.
I know.

The mother of my grandbabies....
She is ALWAYS in panic mode about the girls - "THE BABY IS CRYING" yes...she's a baby...you have to HOLD her sometimes.....NO you don't have to take her 2 hours away to a specialty hospital..........she's only 3 months old and you give her 8 oz bottles of anything and everything? Cranberry juice? Really? oh my....with oatmeal mixed in? hmmm sounds like I'd cry too...perhaps I will now.....
"THE OLDER ONE IS NOT LISTENING TO ME" yes...she's almost two years old...she's just seeing what she can get away with...NO it's not ADHD! You NEVER tell her no....EVER? Well yes..that may prove to be a problem!
You NEVER feed them anything but fast food? YES that may be a problem!
You ask my advice and then NEVER EVER actually listen?
it. may. be. a. problem.

no...don't mind me I'm just banging my head on my desk....carry on.
I look forward to the next call at 3am
and of course the weekends when I have the girls...and there's no issues. SERIOUSLY no issues...........what's that? can I just keep them all the time except the times that you want to take them out for fast food...drop them off at 11pm? "forget" to pick them up? OH you don't like that I'm not too keen on that idea so you leave them with your mother who was passed out cold the last time I went to pick them up from her...and I COULD NOT wake her up?


any advice blogger friends?
I promise to at least listen!

M I'm off to eat my chocolate now...lol :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

TOMS One Day Without Shoes 2011 - Will You Join Us? - Song "One Day" by ...

We keys kids LOVE to be barefoot - our idea of dress up shoes is fancy flip-flops....
This is by far the best reason to go barefoot EVER!

Are you in? :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

DIDJA KNOW!!?? One of the yummy things in my Florida Keys prize basket/bag/box :) will be the "fixins" for a Key Lime pie!....
First of all let me tell those of you who do NOT know...key limes are NOT green!
If you EVER get a slice of key lime pie and it's green....send it back! lol
We "keys kids" do not mess around with GREEN pie! &
Seriously people PLEASE do not deface your key lime pie with that green lime next to it :) this is JUST a stock photo....

The following is a little info on the history of Key Lime pie!! - enjoy!

Key lime pie was invented in the late 19th century in Key West, Florida. The creator of key lime pie is unknown. It was believed that William Curry, a ship salvager and Key West's first millionaire, had a cook named Aunt Sally. Aunt Sally created the pie. However, some believed that Sally changed the pie that local sponge fishermen already created.[4]

The first recipe for key lime pie was recorded in the 1930s. Key lime pie is made with canned sweetened condensed milk, since fresh milk was not a common commodity in the Florida Keys before modern refrigerated distribution methods. Fresh milk, ice, and refrigeration wasn't available. Cooks had to rely on condensed milk before the railroad and Overseas Highway were built in the 20th century.[5]

So...don't forget to check out the party! (click on the button that says "PARTY 2011" next to this post!

Friday, April 1, 2011

foto friday share

Mama's little rock-star (the onsie says "I'm gonna rock your world!" HOW TRUE!

My wonderful 16 year old son...this picture is just perfect....I can just see him starting out...and me having to trust that he is safe....taking each of those "life" steps!!

My 10 year old with the FABULOUS sense of humor - PUCKER UP!
He had to remove the line...and we joked and said "just kiss the fish - be a man!"

The wisdom passing from sibling to sibling! I LOVE to see this brotherly advice going on! BASEBALL KNOWLEDGE :)

I can't for the life of me remember what the challenge to catch via picture was...so I'm just going to share my favorite photos of the week! :)


Okay - I am posting what my prize will be for the "ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY 2011".............drum roll please........

The prize will be a gift bag of various items from the "Fabulous Florida Keys" including the "fixins" and a recipe for Key Lime pie! This gift bag will get you in the mood for a tropical get away! There will be post cards.....a souvenir or two....it's a basket of FUN!
You won't want to miss out on this one! I'll be posting pics as the items all come together!

Sing with me...aruba jamacia...oooh I want to take ya...bermuda..bahama...come on party mamas...:)