Friday, November 30, 2007

Thanksgiving update

Maddie, Aundrea and Luke trying to sleep...
Carrie climbed in the tent to the kids would go to sleep. I just think she wanted to sleep in there.

Sorry for not posting in 2 weeks. These past 2 weeks have been crazy. I totally intended to post over Thanksgiving vaca but things did not turn out as planned. Kevin and I celebrated our 13th year anniversary on Mon. Nov. 19. WOW! It seems like it was yesterday that we got married. I have heard people say they love their spouses more today than the day they married and I thought that's crazy, but that is how I feel. My love for him grows more and more every day. He took me out to dinner and then we stayed in a hotel for the night. The kids stayed at his mom's. Thank God for family. Then on Tuesday evening I started chilling and aching all over. I was coming down with a cold. So the next 2 days I spent on the couch. So, instead of spending Thanksgiving together with our families we spent it spread all over Huntington, WV. Aundrea and Kevin were at his mom's house. He hunted and Aundrea played with her cousin, Paige. Cassie spent Thanksgiving day and night at Kevin's Dad's house and I was at my Mom's. Kevin's Mom had turkey at noon and my Mom had turkey at dinner time. So, my sister and I picked up Aundrea so I could have one of my daughters eat with me. She could not understand why she had to eat with me. She said "Why do I have to do Thanksgiving again? I already had Thanksgiving." She had also planned to have a bubble bath with Paige in her Maw Maw's huge garden tube. They always add bubbles and turn on the jets and have bubbles up to the celling. (so to speak) I told her that we would take her back to have her bath and spend the night. All through dinner she kept saying " I'm going to be late for my bubble bath. Do you thing she will start without me?" Oh, the important things. Again, thank God for family. Because the girls were visiting their Grandparents, I was able to rest up enough to go shopping with my sister on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Yes, we are crazy, but we love to go. We really don't go for all the deals, but if we get them GREAT. We just go for the atmosphere. We expect the crowds and lines and go with the flow. That evening Michelle, my sister, and I went to see the new Disney movie Enchanted. We loved it. I love anything Disney. This movie was so funny. If Kevin would agree with me I would vaca at Disney World every year. Ok, Sat. we leave for Evansville to stop at Carrie's house to pick up my bag that I forgot. Kevin thinks I forgot it on purpose so we could visit with them. He wanted to drive on through to Kansas because we had 2 coolers full of deer meat and he did not want it to spoil. Lucky we got it frozen before we left and it was in the low 40's so there was not chance of it spoiling. The kids had a blast playing together. Carri pulled out their shark tent for them to sleep in. Not much sleeping went on until Carri climbed in. See above pics. I was so good to see them again. Ok, so now we are home and I don't think I have stopped running. Kevin had to fly out to Ohio for work on Wed and will not be back till Sunday. It feels like forever that we have seen him. The girls miss him terribly. Cassie was even banging on the garage door yelling for him. It just broke my heart. I did not realize that she was missing him. She is such a Daddy's girl.
I have almost got my Christmas shopping done for the girls. I have been going out when Aundrea goes to school. I just want to be done so I can enjoy the holidays. I feel like I'm going to run out of time and there is so much to do. I have not even started making my Christmas cards. Ok, it is getting late. It has taken my hours to type this because of my other responsibilities. It is time for me to sign off. Sorry for a long post. I just wanted to get you updated. Thanks for looking. Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Melissa's tunes

I DID IT!!!! I have tunes. What do you think? Leave me a comment. I love to know who is reading my blog. Thanks to those who have left me a comment. Oh, I have to tell you a funny story. While I was searching for songs I was singing them. I love to sing (I'm not that good at it, really, don't go looking for me on American Idol. I would be right up their with William Hung, is that his name?) Anyway, Aundrea would say "Mom ,stop, I want to here their voice not yours". See what I mean. My own kid asks me to stop. LOL!! Sorry for not updating my blog while I was gone during Thanksgiving. I will have to post later about our holiday. Hubby is home and we are going to hang some candle sconces on the walls. Yeah!! My walls are so naked. At least part of them are getting clothes. Thanks for looking and enjoy the music.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

We made it!!!

We left about 3:30 pm Friday and made it to the Blome's house in Evansville,IN about 10:30 pm. The drive went pretty well. The kids did great. Thank God for DVD players!!! Our dog, Elliott, was a different story. It all started Thursday. He kept wanting to go outside more than usual, I just thought he wanted to be outside. Well, Kevin made it home 10:30 pm that night and let him out and he did both deeds (sorry if this grosses you out) then he got me up at 3 am (he doesn't usually do that unless it is serious) and it turned out to be serious. He had to got out again at 6 am, 8:30 am and 9:30 am. I called Kevin and said "it is going to be a long trip if we have to stop every 2 hrs. for Elliott to potty. So we decided to take him to the vet. The vet kept him all day. Long story short, the antibiotics he was on had messed up his stomach. We were given new dog food and more meds. He acted very punny during the trip and almost barfed in the car but we had just got to my friends house and was able to stop and get him out. He is doing better now but he is still not himself but we think he will pull through. Ok, enough about the dog. Let me tell you about my friends, Carri and Andy and their sweet kids, Maddie, Luke and Anna. They rock!!! They are the most giving, loving family. We are so thankful God put them in our life. We planned to stay with them about a week ago and were so excited to see them and their new house. They moved to a new house after we moved away. Well, their plans changed, they had to go visit her Dad the same weekend we were driving through. They insisted that we still come and stay even though they would not be there. See what I mean. We are so blessed to have such good friends. Aundrea was excited to be there but sad she did not get to see her friends. She did get to play with their new kittens. She had a blast!!! I think the kittens were glad to see her go.
Carrie had left a key for us to get in the house, but we decided to leave it in the house and Kevin would hit the button and run out before the garage shut. Success!!! Until I realized that I left a bag in the house with no way to get in. AGGGGG!!!! It was not clothes or meds. It had Aundrea's school work stuff that I work on with her daily, it will be ok I can improvise, but my camera was in the bag. MY CAMERA!!!!! What was I going to do without my camera? Life will have to stop!! How can I break into the house without breaking anything? How was I going to update my blog without pics? All these questions were going through my mind. My wonderful husband brought me back to reality. He said we can use Brian's camera. So that got me thinking. I can use my parents or my sisters camera, too Life will go on!! WHEW!!! Ok, so I don't have any pics now but hopefully I will at some point this week. So, we left Carri's house about 10 am and made it to my Mom and Dad's all in one piece. Minus a camera. OH, get over it already!! Ok, I have all ready been here a day and a half and my sister and I have already been shopping. I bought 3 pairs of shoes. I never do that. I buy shoes that I can wear with everything then they fall apart. I got a good deal though. Three pairs for $40. YEAH!!! This evening, Michelle, my sister, took me to a jewelry party. How could I go and not buy jewelery. What more could a girl want. Shoes, jewelery, oh my. Tomorrow is my 13th year wedding anniversary. YEAH!! Kevin will be hunting at first light but he has planned something for us tomorrow evening. Dinner somewhere and we will not return until Tuesday. I'll let you know where he takes me in a later post. Must get off to bed. It's going to be a long day tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I had so much fun making this for a friend's son. His birthday was in October. I'm so late. If I had known how easy this was I would have gotten this done before now. I was inspired by Emily's creation on one of these. She makes the most cutest things. I love her cards and scrapbooking style. Check out her blog at Thanks Emily for letting me borrow your stuff. I have to get back to packing. We are off for WV tomorrow after Aundrea gets out of school. Thanks for looking.

How much fun can a Pampers box be?

The girls are now playing with a Pampers box. With all the toys they have to play with they love a box. I guess Christmas will be cheap this year. Aundrea has put Cassie inside the box along with an assortment of small toys and pushing her around the living room. Cassie is just giggling, she loves it. I love to see my girls playing so well together. I just thank God every time I here them laugh. I can just see the love they have for eachother. It puts a smile on my heart. I just have to remember these moments because I know there will be unhappy moments and I tell myself this too shall pass. Thanks for looking. Have a good day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cassie ~ 15 month check-up

Cassie had her 15 month check up on Tuesday. She is 30 in. tall and 21 lb. 2 oz. We did have to start her back on her breathing treatments. She is cutting teeth and when she does this she gets a yucky running nose. With the nasal drainage she coughs and causes her to have wheezing. And let me tell you, she rocks. We started these treatments about 2 months ago and I thought this was going to be a fight for her to do this. Well, as you can see in the pic above, she will sit there for 10 min. and breath. She is so smart for a 15 month old. It is like she knows this is helping her and she does not fight it. Not only that, about a week ago, she had to have blood drawn for routine blood work and they took it from her arm. I thought there is no way this is going to be good. Again, she proved me wrong. She sat on my lap and watched the whole time and did not make a sound and did not pull away. I was so proud of her!! I just wanted to tell everyone I saw " My baby just had her blood drawn and she did not scream, how cool is that!"
We had a great visit with Kevin's Dad and friend Ed. They left early this morning for the 13 hour drive back to WV. I don't envy them. Kevin left early this morning for Wisconsin. He will be back Thursday evening. Even though he is gone for one night I miss him. Oh, how I love that man!!! Then we are leaving after Aundrea gets out of school on Friday for WV. We will stop in Evansville, IN at our friends house, then head on in Saturday. Thank God for in car DVD players!!! I will try to still post while I'm away. Well, I'm off to bed. Busy day tomorrow, laundry and packing. Yeah, what fun!! :-P Thanks for looking. Have a good day.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Birthday ~ Busy Day ~ Brag Book Pages

First , HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER!!!! Love ya Miss ya!!! Hope you have had a great day!!!

Ok, we have had a busy but good day. We visited another church this morning. It actually is meeting at Aundrea's school until they get their church built. The girls enjoyed themselves. Kevin and I have yet to discuss what we thought about it, so I will let you know as soon as we talk. Just pray that God will help us find a home church. After church,we went to the grocery store. We were just about out of everything. In the past I didn't mind to go to the store but now, I guess having the kids with me it's a whole different ball game. Don't get me wrong, I'm so lucky that the kids are really good but, I just stress because I have to keep and eye on Aundrea the whole time or she could be kidnapped or lost. I spend more time doing that than shopping. I like to get in and get out. It is such a treat for me to go to the store by myself. Sometimes I get so excited Kevin looks at me like you need to get out more. YA THINK!!! Anyway, back to our day. Kevin's Dad and his Dad's friend, Ed, drove 12 hours from WV to bring Kevin's motorcycle to him. So we got to visit, eat dinner and visit some more. I love to have family and friends to come and visit. I'm going to hop off, Brother's and Sister's is on. Love that show!! The above pics are 6X6 scrapbook pages I made for my grandma's brag book. It is the first time I used SU for scrapbooking. I love it. I can't wait to do more. I have bought enough paper. Haven't I Emily? Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Playing in the leaves

Today we went out back to rake leaves. Aundrea was so excited. This is the first time that she has got to play in leaves. All the other places we have lived never had trees in our yards. Aundrea and Cassie had a ball. It is so funny, I can remember as a kid playing in leaves and never had the thought about dog dodo, but now that I'm an adult, it was freaking me out, I had to keep reminding myself "let them play, this is a part of childhood, they will not die from dodo on their hands". Of course, I would clean it off if that happened. Anyway, nothing happened to them but I stepped in dodo twice and then a third time, I was done. Yuck!!!! Aundrea loved raking and jumping in the leaves and Cassie loved sitting in the pile and throwing them up in the air. I just love doing things together as family. I'm so blessed with beautiful family. Enjoy the pics and thanks for looking. I'm off to bed. ;-)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

First Post ~ My Family

Wow!!! I did't it!!! I have a blog. Thanks to Emily A. . Her blog is so cool!! I have been wanting to start a web site or something so family and friends can keep up on what's happening in our family. This has turned out to be the best thing. I just hope I can keep it up. We will see. Anyway, the pictures I have up loaded so far were taken by Kevin's brother Brian. We went to visit our families in our home town of Huntington, WV a couple of weeks ago. My BIL has this awesome camera so we asked him to take some family pics for us. We went to the rose garden in the park. It was a beautiful day and the kids did great. What more can you ask for. Thanks Brian, the pics are AWESOME!!!! While in WV, we dropped the kids off at the grandparents and Kevin and I headed to Canaan Valley for a couples weekend. We had a wonderful time. The leaves were 100% peek. Just Beautiful. I will post pics later. I'm still learning how to post and develope my blog, so bear with me. I may make some changes from time to time till I get it the way I want. I need to go do some laundry and clean bathrooms. What fun!! :-( Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. See ya ~melissa