Tuesday, June 30, 2009


All shapes & sizes

Some w/ liners

Lots of different ones
This is my Random item for Tuesday. I'm crazy about Baskets , I have them everywhere some empty , some have bathroom items in them & books & plants & etc. My kitchen has baskets just for almost anything. It all started one day when I went to a Longaberger Basket Party. There baskets are so AWESOME but very pricey so sometimes I can find the neatest baskets even at a yard sale or second hand store. My kids already know leave Mom's baskets alone but every once in awhile I let my girls play with some of my empty ones. My favorites are the ones w/ liners but w/out is fine to. Have a Happy Tuesday !!!!!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Well I thought this was so cute. My sister Colleen sent me this on my phone the other day. So cute I couldn't stop laughing. I was born & raised in Amish country Holmes Co as a child & my Mom still lives there today. So growing up I seen Amish Buggy's alot & have even rode in one. I never seen one like this on the caption when my sister sent it was " AMISH PROM VEHICLE ". The normal ones aren't this BIG !!!!!! I guess a friend at work sent it to her. I remember when I was younger seeing alot of people come from Big Cities come just to see a Buggy & I thought it was so silly. Now I live in Nevada & we see Limo's but nothing like this. I did like growing up there I think the one thing I miss the most is Swiss Cheese made by the Amish. My son who is 9 remembers the Amish Buggy & said WOW MOM when he saw this. I just thought I would share this it was so cute. So if you know anything about the Amish this should make you laugh.
Caroline :)

Friday, June 26, 2009


Well I wasn't sure what I was going to do for my blog & I got thinking after my older 2 children had been no help today. I guess what's new it happens all the time. I have always said I have no favorites when it comes to the kids. Well while I was pregnant alot of our friends & family was concerned how Jennifer would react once the new baby came. She handled things fine maybe because she always went to my Dr Appts & she always loved seeing the baby on the ultrasound. She is the best little helper always goes ahead & asks me what she can do & she is only 5. I remember I had about a month left & she came up w/the idea that Daddy & her make me a Cherry Pie while I was in the hospital. Dad never made a pie before & so he didn't wanta buy one well they made a pie . They actually did a great job & it even tasted good. I got Dad ready wks before I went to the hospital. Anyway I think Jennifer is AWESOME & for everyone that worried she is doing ok. Somedays I will be holding Carly & she will say Mom do I have to remind you I'm your kid to. Anyway in 3 wks my Jennifer will be off to Kindergarden & I will miss my little helper. I have been battling my allergies all wk & Jennifer has been a great help. She likes to hide in my Hamper sometimes so one day I caught her , so cute. just thought I would share a cute pic.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


First in case you didn't know I have a step-daughter that lives in OHIO w/her Mom. She is a great girl & goes to church & is in ER Ministries, which is a Teen Ministries at Wooster Church of the Nazarene in Wooster, Ohio. They left on a Mission Trip to Los Angeles TODAY & will be gone until July 2nd.They went there to work w/the Dream Center. They will be praying w/people & feeding the homeless, working w/children & teens,bus ministry & any other type of ministry. Each person in order to go had to raise there own money. Well Jessica left today & I'm asking that you keep all of them in your prayers & that they have a safe journey. I think it's AWESOME & Jessica turns 18 on June 28th. Wow what a way to spend your 18th birthday but serving the Lord. Lots of HUGS & KISSES JESSICA Love you, we are so proud of YOU !!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Well here it is another wk has gone by. So hard to believe & already Little Miss Carly thinks she is a BIG GIRL already. Today she got up at 6;00 & maybe if I was lucky slept 2 hrs today. It's not because the kids are here & no school she just doesn't wanta sleep but I don't mind I just work around her. My Mom tells me I used to be like that but also w/my parents I had my days & nites mixed up for 3 months. Carly sleeps at nite & that is a good thing but even if she didn't we would handle it like anything else. So this one is short & sweet Happy 8 weeks !!!!!!!!

The Honest Scrap Award goes too.............

Thank-you so much Alyson for nominating me for this award !!!!!!!!
I'm supposed to say 10 things about myself with full honesty.
I hope some of you still follow me after this ......................
1. I Love My Family & they are so important too me Far Away or Close to me.
2. I Love OHIO & I miss it soooooooo much. I miss alot but work was getting tough where we were from & my Husband Paul got a good job here in Nevada. He has family here but I still get homesick for the small town life & all the pretty green & flowers. Don't get to see much of it here. Believe it or not but I miss the rain ,it doesn't happen much either.
3. I'm scared of HEIGHTS!!!!!! I don't fly at least not yet. I hate climbing too. When I was younger it never mattered, LOL.
4. Love to COOK !!!! Always trying something new at our house. I get bored w/the same old thing.
5.I hate white UNDERWEAR !!!! Yes go ahead & laugh. When I first met my husband that's one thing that had to go. I just like colors & that's all I buy !!!!
6. I hate DIRTY DISHES !!!!!! I can't stand anything in my sink . I won't even go to bed at nite til it's washed or in the dishwasher. I think that came from washing dishes growing up that was my nightly chore.
7. I Love CANDLES !!!! If you read Tuesday's post it says it all.
8. I Love GREETING CARDS !!!! Wow I wish I had my own Card Shoppe. I buy cards 4 anything. When I first started dating my husband, we worked at the same place & I think I bought him a card almost everyday. I remember one day he said we could start a card shoppe with all these. They make so many nowadays I could spend all day picking ones out.
9. I hate SNAKES !!! Last yr I went w/my son Ridge's 1st grade class on a fieldtrip. They got to hold a snake. I just about lost it he even put it around his neck. I know he is a boy & he will do stuff like that.................but not MOM.
10. Finally & I should not have put it last but I LOVE the LORD. He is great & someday I can't wait to meet him. There are so many family members & friends that I want to see again. He has done some awesome things in my LIFE & got me though some tough times & good ones too. I just know he is always there 4 ME & U.
Some of this I know maybe pretty wild but it's just ME , that's how I am & I hope after reading this you still FOLLOW ME !!! I'm still new to all of this & trying to catch on soooooo bear w/me.
Thanx 4 taking the time to read my post, HUGS :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Candles set in a shape

Birthday Candles

Floating Candles

Candles at Church w/ God's Word

Shaped Candles
Whatever style you like or like me I Love any type of Candle there is. I have Candles in every room . I sometimes wish I owned a Candle Shop. I can't go to doesn't matter what store without looking at some type of Candles. My family knows they can't go wrong if they run out of ideas for me just get MOM a CANDLE !!!!!!!!! I sometimes wish I sold candles but it's probably not a good thing either or I wouldn't want to sell what I had to display, LOL. That's my Random item for this Tuesday , just a simple old CANDLE !!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


A - Age better mark your calander my birthday is Sept 6
B -Bed Size- King I like alot of room in my bed.
C -Chore I hate the most- Dusting
D -Dog's Name- No Dog
E -Essential start your day item- A big glass of ice water when I get up.
F -Favorite Color-Purple
G -Gold or Silver-Silver
H -Height- 5'10
I -Instruments you played- Drums when I was in 5th & 6th grade.
J -Job Title-24 hr a day Mom , Homemaker ,all round go getter ,LOL.
K -Kids-Ridge 9 , Marie 7, Jennifer 5, Carly 7 wks. Step-Kids Justin 20, Jared19, Jessica 18.
L -Living Arrangements- Apartment in Carson City ,Nevada
M -Mom's Name-Mary Margaret
N -Nicknames- Sweet Caroline , CC, Carly , & Babycakes
O -Overnite Stay in Hospital- Only when I had my children & that was a good reason to be there.
P -Pet Peeve-Dirty Dishes & a Messy House.
Q -Life isn't about the breaths you take , it's about the moments that take your breath away.
R -Right or Left Handed-Right
S -Siblings-Kevin 43 and Colleen 39
T -Time you wake up-Right now anywhere between 4 & 5 whenever Little Miss Carly wakes up.
U -Underwear- Always & I love Boy Shorts
V -Vegetable-All of them I love my veggies
W -Ways/ I hate to be late, I like to leave early for anything
X -X-Rays-Had lots of them
Y -Yummy Food I make-Taco Salad & Breakfast McMuffins better than McDonald's, LOL
Z -Zoo Amimals you like-Panda Bear & Seals & Monkeys

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Father's Day to my awesome hubby Paul. We didn't really do anything special today. We just hung out at home & relaxed. Kids drew Dad some pictures & things they made at school, they gave him. I fixed Biscuits & Sausage Gravy 4 supper & eggs. That is his favorite & we like breakfast anytime. Little Miss Carly was very fussy today, I think she is getting a tooth but I joked with Dad & told him maybe she wants to remind U she is new this yr, LOL. Anyway all in all we had a good day. Happy Father's Day we all love you !!!!!!

This is also a sad day 4 me, I miss my Daddy so much. We were very close & I could talk to him about anything. I was 21 when he passed away. He had cancer & it was a battle he fought very hard. I always feel bad on this day & wish he could have seen his grandchildren & just been around alot longer. He was cool & always had a smile on his face. One of my friends on facebook sent me this a few months ago & I thought this was a great day to share it. So Dad this is for you Happy Father's Day always & I miss you. One day I know we will all see you again. HUGS :)

Friday, June 19, 2009


Well today was very interesting. It was my daughter Marie's first time to have a friend stay overnight. Saga her friend went to school w/her & was also in her class. Well Dad has to get up at 3:30am for work & when I told Marie she could have someone over I wasn't aware of his hrs. Well anyway things went well Kids all had a good time. Tomorrow I 'm watching her little brother who is 2 for a couple hrs. Everyone has alot of fun together & gets along so that makes it easy.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Well today was the last day of school for my kids. Marie passed to 2nd grade & Ridge passed to 3rd grade. I knew they would they both love school so much. As I walked to the school with Jennifer & Carly I thought boy the time as sure flew by. It's funny how you wait for them to do all those special things from a baby to finally going to Kindergarden. Then it seems like time just starts rolling by. They had mixed feelings today so excited to be done with school but also didn't want it to end. Missing friends & teachers. Well here in Nevada the school they go to is yr round so they go back on July 20th & I know they will be soooooo ready. My Marie is already counting the days til they go back. Also today Little Miss Carly is 7 weeks , WOW !!!!! Hard 2 believe !!!

Friday, June 12, 2009


I thought I would cheat tonite & use this for my item for today. Mom is tired such a busy week. A friend of mine on myspace sent this to me a few weeks back. I just loved it so much. It is all so true. Well to all my friends have a good one. Only 3 more days of school , a little break will be nice. HUGS !!!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Well today was another busy day for Mom. My daughter Marie told me a couple days ago that she was going to share her sister Carly. I thought she was just going to take some pictures that were recently taken. Here to my surprise she wanted me to bring her in for Show & Tell. We did this with both kids that are in school when Carly was a week old. Anyway things went well. Carly was a little fussy but not bad & some of the questions the children came up with were so cute. Marie is in the 1st grade & is so proud of our new addition. I'm glad the teachers let them do something like that. It will be a nice to tell Carly someday that she got to go to Show & Tell for her Big Sister. It was also Marie's last time to share for this school year. Only 4 days of school left.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

6 WEEKS !!!!!

Wow what a day !!!!! I was so busy, it's late but I'm trying to do better & post everyday. Anyway I took my hubby to work so I could use the van. I had my 6 week check-up today at 8:45. Took Ridge & Marie to school & dropped them off first. We got to the Dr's Office at 8:20 cause I hate to be late for anything. I took Jennifer & Carly along & they were both really good. I was a little nervous but things went well & I got a good report. I knew I was fine but once & awhile I still hurt. I guess the main thing that bothered me about the whole appt was what the Dr said at my 1st appt after finding out I was pregnant. Yes I am 44 yrs old & yes some people think it's to late to have a baby. Well I honestly believe that the Lord gave her to us for a reason. Anyway I was 12 wks when I first seen the Dr since I was new to the area & didn't have a OB Dr yet. Well because of my age & the factors that run having a baby at that age, she suggested that I consider terminating . I remember leaving the office & thinking I couldn't do that if I wanted to. She told me I had 24 hrs to decide & I should talk to my husband about it. I would have to go to Reno for the testing to see if anything showed wrong w/ our child. Well I decided when I left the office I would take the chance. My husband couldn't believe that the Dr even suggested that. Well here is the part that gets me. Today I go for my check-up & she tells me how cute & healthy my baby looked. I thought to myself this is the same baby that she sounded almost sure would have a problem because of my age. I'm thankful that things turned out ok but Paul & I decided whatever happened as w/ any of our children we would deal with it. I guess now I worry about the next female that maybe older like me & having a baby someone say that & be scared & do the worst. Anyway that's all I could think about after my appt. Well on a happy note it has been a fast 6 wks & Happy 6 wks old Carly Mommy loves you sooooooooo much.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Wow what a Tuesday , it was good for the most part. I took my hubby to work & kids to school. I came home & made Jennifer some toast & fed Carly. Well Carly has been trying to stay up all day & hardly even nap. Today she surprised me & slept for 3 hrs. Mom was happy I got some things done that I needed to do & spent some time with Jennifer. It was really nice. Carly just tries to be to grown up already & tomorrow she is 6 wks old. Well tomorrow is my 6 week check-up hoping it goes well. I'm being brave & taking Jennifer & Carly with me. Should be interesting just hoping they will be good. So all in all it was a good Tuesday !!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Today was a special day in our family. My step-daughter Jessica Renee Croley graduated from high school in Wooster, Ohio. My husband wanted so much to go but 3 wks ago he found out at work he would have to take his vacation early the last wk of May. The place he works shut down for a week. So it messed up his plans to return to Ohio for her special day. I felt bad but not much we could do. I know down deep inside it hurt but he didn't say much today & I tried not to bring it up. I remember attending her 8th grade graduation & boy how the time as flew by. Anyway I know all of us wished we could have been there. So Jessica we are all very proud of you & we wish you all the best at College.
Today was special for another reason it was my Mom's birthday. We called her & all the grandkids told her Happy Birthday except for Carly but grandma got to hear her fussing a little & so I know that made her happy. Anyway Mom Happy Birthday & we all love you even if we are so far apart we think of you everyday. Love & Kisses & Lots of HUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Wow here it is already another week has passed by. I thought I would post a picture of our Little Miss Carly. She is growing so much & we even think she may be cutting a tooth, Wow !!!!!!! She is such a sweetie & making lots of noises & smiles. Well that's it for now. Happy 5 weeks Carly , we LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!
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