Tuesday, August 30, 2011

first day of school

The oldest first day at middle school. It has been different driving them to 2 diff. schools

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

She's my kryptonite....

 And I'm not sure how to deal with it.

My oldest came back from 2 weeks at my sisters and then my 9yr old went. (I miss her like crazy)
So my oldest is back to her stupid tricks of pushing my buttons. When she was gone things were calm and everyone got along. there was like a weight of relief lifted and life was wonderful. Now she's back and the clouds roll in.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


The past week has been sooo hot we have been stuck in the house just to keep cool. We did have a pool, not a real big pool but big enough for all of us to keep cool. but kids kept getting it dirty by going in and out and now they don't want to swim in it.
I have been busy keeping my Mom happy since my brother (who lived with her) was put in jail for being behind in child support. So keeping her from being lonely and crying all day, my kids have been going over and staying the night and watering her flowers. full time job!!!!!

The county fair is here not sure I want to take the kids, we usually wait for the State fair since we just live a couple of blocks we just walk.

Destiny has been gone for 2 weeks to my sisters farm, and I have to say its been a real quiet 2 weeks!!!

Well if we have anymore of the 100 temps Ill be back complaining about it!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Me Blah Blahing

This post my be all over and make no sense.  So the letters on my key board stick so if it looks like I forgot any letters it cuz I didn't proof read :)

 I have a full day of paying bills for my Mom and mine. Taking one kid out of school for counseling  another to an eye appointment and then counseling for Jim and I and girls softball. I am tired just thinking about it. While I did half of my stuff this morning, as I was driving it was so nice to see all the tulips blooming. It has been sooo cold and rainy here that a cool sunny day is rare. today is nice and sunny.. just beautiful but tomorrow will be back to rain and storms.

I have to say we have been De-cluttering our house, cleaning, taking apart rooms repainting not my Idea of a fun time but feels good to be clutter free.

There is somethings going on in my life that I will not share but we are having a rough time and we all are going to counseling to deal with kids and discipline and RAD. sometimes change is hard.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

30 day blog challenge day 6 & 100th post :)

a picture that makes me happy-

                                                                         My puppies make me happy

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

30 day blog challenge day 5

My favorite song- There is a lot of songs I could mention but the song "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE" Is my favorite because my Mom used to sing it to me when she would put me too sleep. she laso used to massage my feet and legs as she did it because she knew it would be out like a light. I love my MOM :)

sorry for skipping a few days but I was busy with my Mom. So by the time I get kids and get home make supper, homework and baths Im ready for bed.

30 day blog challenge day 4

Hobby or Collection- I used to collect mice not real mice but cute little mice figurines and whatever. Im not really collecting much, I like raggedy ann and andy. I like turtles????
Hobby ... hmm??... I do go ghost huntting with some friend once in a while. Im boring I know!

30 day blog challenge day 3

Pictures of our wedding. Well, I dont have any on my laptop so I guess I will find someone with a scanner. "pictures to come"

Saturday, April 2, 2011

30 day blog challenge day 2

This is a random picture. She spends all her time in front of the mirror I tell everyone now I have proof

Friday, April 1, 2011

30 day blog challenge day 1

Meaning behind my blog title: Hope is not lost.... only found. It seems like a long story to me because I'm not a real good typer. My husband and I tried for several years to have kids on our own but it never happened. now looking back we tried too long. We jumped from fertility drug to International adoption I should say failed International adoption. We just couldn't come up with the funds. I was on a roller coater from hell. We decided to do foster care and everyone said THEN you'll get preg-o. Wrong but oh well. Our first placement were to little girls 2 and 3 1/2 and filled my heart up!! they were our first placement and we got to adopt them 2 years later. I found the saying "Hope is not lost... only found" in a book and I realized I was on a roller coaster and couldn't get off I didn't want to do foster care I wanted to have a baby I wanted to finish MY International adoption. And I think I had given up hope and just went with the foster care cuz that's what Jim wanted. My girls filled my heart up with everything that I thought was missing and I would never want to change a thing. I love them as if I gave birth to them. Then we got a little boy 15 months and adopted him a year later. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I will start this tomorrow since it is the first (ill try to finish)

Day 0: The 30 Day Challenge Explanation and Description
Day 1: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 2: Take a photo of a random part of your day and tell us about it
Day 3: Photos from your wedding
Day 4: A weird hobby or collection
Day 5: A song that means a lot to you
Day 6: A random picture that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite books
Day 8: A place you've traveled to
Day 9: Your favorite quote
Day 10: Something you're afraid of
Day 11: TV shows that your currently addicted to
Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without
Day 13: A photo that makes you laugh
Day 14: A website you love to visit
Day 15: Share a Bible verse
Day 16: Describe your dream house
Day 17: What’s in your purse?
Day 18: Photos from around your town
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite Movies
Day 22: Share the oldest photo that’s saved on your computer
Day 23: Something you fear
Day 24: A photo of somewhere beautiful
Day 25: 3 things you hope to accomplish by the end of the year
Day 26: Something that stresses you out
Day 27: Your favorite poem
Day 28: A photo of the inside of your car
Day 29: 5 things you are thankful for
Day 30: a picture from today

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Me and my randomness

I'm still here and I haven't uploaded my pictures yet.... I'm lazy.

I think I'm going through the change. I have been saying that for a while but the past few days I have been grouchy that's putting it mildly!!! I get so pissy at everyone when I ask them to do something and they act like I'm not even there. but if I start screaming and swinging a belt everyone acts like they have no idea why I'm mad. I feel like a drill Sargent "pick that up and put it in the dirty clothes hamper" ugh!

So this weekend has not been as fun as I had hoped. I was hoping for Monday to hurry up.
The weather this past week was real nice so since it was my weekend off it had to get crappy. We live in a small 3 bedroom house and 3 kids and 3 dogs a parson can go crazy!
I guess because we all are looking forward to spring and nice weather we are running out of Ideas to do in the house. I have to say the kids have done real good at keeping busy. only a few times when they have tried to kill each other.  BUT the mornings are bad for me, Destiny has melt downs. It seems we do things to help prevent them and she finds new things to freak out about. I drop her off at school and I am thinking of running away and ruins my whole day. She comes out of school happier then ever and nothing ever happened. The other 2 do OK once in a while we have normal I'm tired I don't want to move or get dressed days but not kicking and screaming melt downs.
Thank goodness I have a friend... a GOOD friend that understands me and what I'm going through and she is soo positive. wouldn't know what to do with out her. Or my hubby :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Last night My husband and I moved some furniture from my Moms old house to storage and im feeling it today. My day started out crappy with a 10yr old melt down about shoes and continued the rest of the day (not the melt down just the crappy day). And why do I always get stuck filling the ice cube trays??????

Every thursday my Mom gets her hair fixed and I take her and after we go to lunch. Well, today she had it done because she has plans tomorrow. So that means I have the whole day to myself to finish my de-cluttering. My hubby is real worried that his stuff will disappear.
I am having trouble typing my arms hurt soo bad from moving all that furniture and I might have to do more on Friday :P

I was gonna post some pictures but I might have to do in another post. Kids yelling at each other and phone ringing. PLEEEEEEEEase take me away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Had a very wonderful Valentines day. I got roses, candy and a beautiful card from the hubby that said just the right things. I got a beautiful card from my bff and them we and I mean kids and all went out to eat. Big but was blessed to be with them all!!!!

This past weekend the kids were off for 5 days for teacher conf. I had to work so you can imagine what my house looks like!!!! So today is my day to get things in order!!! There is supose to be a HEAT WAVE today and im looking forward to it. (60)
Im getting excited about this summer we are planning some great things to do plus have the kids in softball. Im hoping before schools out we can take a vacation. I am really wanting to take the kids to Wolf Lodge in Kansas City.
So in the mean time im de-cluttering or trying to one bag at a time.

I better get going I have laundry to flip

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Are you prepared????

I was thinking as I was doing my dishes... ok I should back up. Earlier I was on the computer and was just hopping around to diff. blogs and I ran into a survival blog you know some people are prepared for any kinda thing that happens and they have stocked up food and other supplys. So i was doing my dishes and was thinking how Jim and I were when we first moved in together. He and I are the youngest of the families and spoiled (I know Jim was!) So being from NEBRASKA we moved to Texas when we were 20 and stupid. Jim had a job. It took me longer to find one, we had 1 car but we lived in a nice neighborhood and all our money went iinto rent. it sucked!!!!! We went with out food a few times or our friendly neighbor bought us some food. Being so away from home our parents told us we wouldnt make it. When I finally got a good job and making good money, Jims Mom got sick so we moved back and been here since. The one thing I told Jim was we were NEVER..NEVER going to go with out AGAIN!! SO I do stock up on stuff that is on sale that we eat the most. WE have never went with out. So back to the survival blog it has given me new Ideas to have ready or be prepared for other things that might happen like if the lights go out for a couple days or if shtf. here is a good website I always look at.   http://thesurvivalmom.com/

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

good greif

I cant beleive it's been that long since ive posted. I guess I have been here watching other people's blog that are adopting from RR. I look every day at those sweet little faces Wanting to take them all home.

Jan 12 was my birthday also this month is one yr since decided to stay home. (I work every other weekend) We need a bigger house, the five of us are jammed in this house like sardines.... well, thats what it feels like. I have been de-junking. Since we got the kids we have accumilated so much crap and cant figure out why I wanted to keep it. sooooo I have been making trips to goodwill or just throwing crap away.

Im just gonna say it  I WANT TO ADOPT AGAIN We started out with an adoption to Ukraine and had to let it go cuz of MONEY. My husband is not really wanting to go that route again because of the money.