Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.
Praying Tomorrow , Goes by very smoothly.
Tomorrow " Sunday " will be a very trying day at our home and I'm praying for a smooth day. My stepson is moving out and it is because he won't respect some rules we have at our home. We gave him the chance to change but no luck. I think the move will make him realize what he had. I'm just praying that no harsh words are said and that in time he will come around. I'm a stepmom caught in middle.
God Bless Happy 6 Week Saturday. Caroline
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Something new all the time , She has 2 teeth now. Eating more off the table and liking that alot. Starting to chatter and she loves to scream real loud. I think she got that from me. Took 2 little steps the other day and I got to see it !!!
There is one really cute new thing that she can do , she can wave. She waves all the time. In the morning when I get her out of her crib and just anytime. Sooooooo cute but just like a child when you want them to they won't ,but that's ok. So here is Carly saying Hi !!!
Well it's been a busy past couple days. Kids have got out of school early since Tuesday and so today I got to spend sometime with My Ridge. It felt good and he is my oldest and we don't always get alot of Mother / Son time. Soon my little man will hit 10 and where did the time go.......
We worked on his Science Fair Project. He is doing it on Making a Egg Float in Salt Water. We looked up some things on the computer. Wrote down information , going through the process and then trying it out. Wow and it really worked. It was just fun to spend some time even if it was doing homework. I'm glad he likes to do things early,hope it always stays like that. It isn't due til Feb 22 but we still have some other things to do for it. We have the basic stuff done and that's Totally Awesome.
As for tomorrow it's a full day of school. Have a great Friday Ridge !!!
Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose people. But you never forget them. And sometimes, it`s those memories that give us the strength to go on.
Today my heart is broke for one of my friends on Facebook. Last evening she posted that she lost her sweet baby girl earlier in the morning. I have been thinking of her and praying for her so much. She has 3 boys and finally they were having a Baby Girl. So sad, I remember when I was pregnant last yr and she was so excited that I was having a baby girl. I know that God will carry her and her family through this storm. It just breaks my heart.
So today and daily I'm praying for so many of my friends on here and other places. There are some babylost Mom's that are now pregnant with there Rainbow Babies and I pray daily that each and everyone of them have a healthy baby and a great pregnancy. I also pray for the ones that may be TTC.
I don't know everyone's need but I know that God is in control of all. He is always there for us each and everyday. Having this blog has helped me open up and let so many feelings out. I am so thankful for all the friends that I have made on here.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:5, 6
Well today's post is all about the kiddos at the Croley House.
Bright and early this morning I went to school at 7:20am for Parent/Teacher Conference. I started out w/ My oldest Ridge. It was good and just as I expected. There was a little bad but nothing that we can't work on and that's the way we learn and become a better person. Ridge is in a class for above level normal student. He loves to write stories and someday wants to write a book. He has said that since first grade and so I always tell him that's great. I enjoy Ridge's teacher so much anyway. She is a christian and so much fun to chat with. I want to share one of the neat things that she shared w/ me this morning it was Ridge's caring attitude. There is a little boy in the class that needs alot of patience and Ridge seems to be the only student that spends anytime w/him. That made feel great. Also Ridge came up with the idea that everyone bring in a dollar right after the Haiti earthquake and here the class ended up with almost $75.00. They have 18 students, so Awesome. Sure made me proud.
At 7:50 I went to my daughter Marie's class and she has 2 teachers but they have 33 kids too. She is also doing very well and of course she just got Student Spotlight a couple weeks ago. She has a couple areas to work on but that's ok. Her teachers said she was very caring and helpful too. I have to share this sorta funny. A boy that dropped his crayons the other day and Marie helped him pick them up. The teacher seen it and he kissed Marie on the cheek. The teacher said it was just so cute. I would have loved to been there. Can't wait til Marie comes home today. :)
Jennifer was my last one at 8:10 and of course I see her teacher more often since she is in Kindergarden, so I knew this would be a breeze. She called Jennifer a Gem in class and very helpful. She knows all her letters and sounds. She is reading a low level first grade book. The teacher said with older siblings it didn't surprise her. Jennifer reads to Carly a lot and of course Carly pays so much attention. Jennifer also is a little shy but I'm sure things will change before long.
So all in all it was a great morning and I'm glad everyone is doing great. So hard to believe the school year is half over.
Dad left early for his Dr appt and things were fine. The kids got picked up by a friend for school and everyone was in a good mood for a Monday. Carly has been a bit fussy today and I think it is because she prolly is getting some more teeth. So we have been playing more today. A new show started on Nick Jr called "Team Umizoomi" today and Carly watched it pretty good. Jennifer had to leave for school right when it started, she was a bit sad. I told maybe they will have it on someday when your off school or I could tape it.
Paul called at 2pm and he is on 10 - 12 hr days for the next 7 days which I already knew would happen. So I'm pretty much a single parent this wk. I joke about it because by the time he gets here the kids are almost in bed. Carly will be unless she decides to wait for Dad. Sometimes she does and as soon as he gets here she will go to sleep.
So the kids will be here soon and then supper. I have some cheesey potatoes and ham on the crock pot for Dad and Jared. The kids and I will prolly have some pizza pockets. I buy lean pockets and they love them and I'm in the mood for pizza. The kids always are..........
I started watching this new show on CW channel called " Life Unexpected " last week, and this is the second episode tonight.I really like it and it's by the same person that wrote One Tree Hill. I liked it too.
Then bright and early tomorrow I have to go to school at 7:20 am to talk to my children's teachers. I don't think I will hear any bad but I have been joking with them.
So that's it for our Monday and I'm so happy I'm smilin. A great way to start the week. Smile God loves You !! Caroline
Well tonite while I was sitting here trying to catch up on reading blogs and Facebook and checking on somethings online for Ridge's Science Fair Project. My step-son was on our desktop and well it finally happened, pretty sure this time it crashed ,FOR GOOD. The last time it took forever to get it fixed and my husband said we were not getting a new one until after Jared moved out. He goes to alot of not so safe sites and really doesn't listen sooooooo Tonite is worse than the last time.
The only bright thing is this afternoon I was doing some laundry and trying to grade papers for Ridge's teacher at school. My hubby was on my laptop so I was sitting at the computer desk. I have been working on getting all our stuff off of there and so today I planned a easy supper mostly cooked in the oven so I could finish removing stuff from the desktop and I just finished at about four this afternoon. So tonite I'm just happy I saved our stuff, I have been working a couple weeks off and on. So now it's just trying to find a new one we like w /a good price. We are taking our time cause we don't like rushing and buying the first one we see. I'm just glad I finished this afternoon and didn't wait til tomorrow morning like I had at first planned.
Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.
Always pleased with what I have.
Sometimes it is tough but I know that everything I have comes from God above. I thank God everyday for my family and friends that he has blessed me with. Times are tough and the past year my husband has been off of work about four weeks but God has always provided for us.
Without GOD , I would be nothing.
God Bless Happy 6 Week Saturday. Caroline
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It has been a crazy week. The kids were off of school on Monday which was good. Then it seemed like Tuesday was Monday and so on. Wednesday I was supposed to go to school for a meeting in the evening, but had to cancel because my hubby had to work over. A friend of mine filled me in on what I missed but I wish I could have went. Today the kids get out at 12:30pm for a early out. So Wow they have had a break a couple times this wk.
No Big plans for the weekend just the normal stuff........
Then comes NEXT WEEK .. Sooooooo much going on .......
Monday Hubby has a Dr Appt nothing bad just a new Dr our old one left. Tuesday morning bright and early at 7:20am I have parent / teacher conference for all 3 of my school kids. I had them scheduled early cause my hubby has to work 10 hr days all wk and it is easier to go in later than leave early. Also Tuesday thru Thursday the kids get out of school everyday at 12:30pm. How lucky !!!!!! Then Friday Carly is 9 months old. Saturday my step-son is moving out and I have a feeling it's going to be a rough one on the kiddos and Mom & Dad. It's got it's good and it's bad but I'm praying that God will show Jared the right way to go about things. I prolly will be the one to deal w/ it all cause Dad will be working all weekend too. The end of the month is always a long one and he will be very tired if nothing else.
One other thing it's like Wow , January is almost gone. So hard to believe. Hoping you have a Great Weekend !!!!!! God Bless Caroline
I don't even know what happened to Friday .... It was a busy day , first the kids and Dad had to go to school for Donuts for Dad. It's really neat since school isn't in when it is Father's Day they take time out during another time of year to remember Dad. They have donuts together before school starts. In May they have Muffins for Mom the Friday before Mother's Day. It is a nice idea. Well then about 9:30 Friday morning Jennifer's ride for school cancelled so I walked her to school. It was such a nice day out & later in the afternoon we walked back again to get the kids and surprise them. Friday was also my Nephew Anthony's Birthday. He turned 12, wow so hard to believe. The kids and I called and talked to him on the phone. My Ridge and Anthony look alot alike
Anthony McCune my sister's son
My son Ridge
I also posted a picture of Carly just relaxing during the walk home from taking Jennifer to school.
Saturday was another busy day, I did laundry and fed kids lunch. We had a tax appt at noon, which was interesting. We have them done now and that's good. We decided to do them early this year. My hubby is using my laptop since our desktop is messed up. We want to get a new one but will wait til Jared moves out. We went out to eat our late anniversary dinner. We went to Denny's and the kids had a blast like always.
Sunday was church and then I made lunch. Dad had a idea Marie had her free ice cream cone from Baskin Robbins , so this afternoon we went to Best Buy and looked at computers just to get a idea. It makes me nervous last yr when we bought my laptop I only had it 48 hrs and it crashed. So glad we added all there plans, we got it replaced just like that. Then we went and got ice cream, sooooo yummy. We stopped by Walmart on the way home. Marie loves Fried Chicken from the deli there and she asked if we could get some. It was sorta like her day since we had done the ice cream thing. So then we came home and later I reheated the chicken and made some mashed potatoes and corn. It was a good day.
Well tomorrow there is no school so the kids are happy No getting up early !!!
Thank you to Holly @ Caring for Carleigh and also to Franchesca @ Handprints from Heaven for giving me this award.
Here's the so-called rules. I am to post 7 things about myself, and pass the award along to 7 beautiful bloggers.
1.)I'm a neat freak , even though I have children I can't stand things a mess. I don't get upset when things aren't neat but it just really bugs me.
2.) I never thought I would be a Mother and now I have 4 children on earth and 2 in heaven. When I was younger Dr's told me I prolly would never be able to have a child. God has blessed me w/ the chance and I Love being a Mom.
3.)I love candles and there's not to many times you can come visit me without one burning. I love Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla scents.
4.) I love being outside, I can't stand being stuck in the house. I like taking the kiddos to the park or walking to school, anything just to be outside.
5.) I like sports my favorite team is the Cleveland Indians. I also still cheer for Ohio State in College Football. This years Rose Bowl winner !!!! YAY !!!!!!
6.)I watch a few soap operas. I watch Soapnet very night. I love The Young and the Restless , Bold and the Beautiful and of course General Hospital. I catch up on them then. I am busy during the day and my TV pretty much stays on Nick Jr all day.
7.) Most of all I'm a christian wife & mommy and I'm so blessed to say one day I'm going to heaven. I love God and he is my best friend , that will never leave me through anything I have to go through.
Seven people I nominate for this award. (I can only nominate seven, so I will try to nominate people I have not nominated in the past, but to all my readers consider consider yourself nominated!)
1.) Trennia @ Still Serving Him Through The Storm I met Trennia through Lynnette Kraft's Blog. She is a mother to 8 children. 5 here on earth and 3 in heaven. She is a strong mother and a great friend.
2.) Stephanine @ Through My Mothers Eyes ........ Vayden's Story I met Stephanine in Blogland and she is a special person and a great friend. She has a son on earth and one in heaven. She has started a special ministry since the loss of Vayden. I would love to meet her in person someday.
3.) Karen @ On Having Faith I also met her through Blogland and she is wonderful woman. She is a mother to 10 children, 7 on earth and 3 in heaven. Another strong mother and a great friend.
4.) Paige @ Praise Him In The Storm She has a wonderful blog. She is a mother to one daughter in heaven and recently had a daughter late last yr. She left a wonderful comment one day on my blog and I have followed her ever since.
5.) Christina @ Pooh's Corner It's a family blog and they have a daughter that has a rare chromosome disorder. I met ran across her blog and thought it was interesting and began following her. She is a wonderful friend and I would love to meet her someday.
6.) Abigail @ Rear Window I follow her Mom's Blog Lynnette Kraft and ran across her's. She has a great blog and she is a teenager who really loves the God and her family.
7. Kimberly @ Happily Henninger I recently met her through a prayer request for her. She is a wonderful person. They have 1 little boy in heaven and a baby on the way.
Last Saturday we ran a couple errands and I told my hubby I wanted to stop by this one Thrift Store while we were out. So we stopped by there first. It was chilly and we didn't wanta have to take Carly out of her seat if they didn't have what I wanted. So I ran in the store and promised my hubby I wouldn't be very long. I love those stores and I really like going when I have time to look hard for stuff. I have got all the kids alot of clothes there. Well I was really looking for a high chair but instead I found something I wanted too.
A jogging stroller , I have always wanted one and guess what there it was. It's a In STEP and it is great shape. This is the best part ....... only $35 dollars. I came out and told my husband and he said if you really want it get it. I knew I couldn't leave without it. I kept hoping it soon gets warm so Carly and I could try it out.
Well today the high was 55 and it was just a little windy. Well Jennifer's ride cancelled for school. Her car was broke , so I decided it was warm enough and we dressed Carly all warm and off we went to take Jennifer to school. It was great and now I can't wait for warmer weather so we can get some use out of it.
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This month we are sharing on how we can Praise God through it all. You can share your favorite verse, Attribute, or your own idea.
This is my favorite Hymn of all time. I love the way I feel when I sing it.
" In The Garden "
It has always gave me such a peaceful feeling and also praising God. I can remember my first miscarriage as I laid in the E.R. all alone and scared to death of it all. I could feel God there so much. When I was taken to have the ultrasound done and then knowing I needed the D & C and I never had surgery before. I could feel him right there. I thought of this song just before I was put to sleep and it helped thinking of the Chorus.
I know that sometimes when I have some alone time and I'm thinking how much God has blessed me I can think of this song again and Praise his name because no matter what the problem is GOD IS ALWAYS THERE.
" In The Garden "
I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses,
Chorus And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own, and the Joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known.
2. He speaks, and the sound of His voice Is so sweet the birds hush their singing, And the melody that He gave to me Within my heart is ringing,
3. I'd stay in the garden with Him Though the night around me be falling, But He bids me go; through the voice of woe, His voice to me is calling.
Also I love the song " How Great Thou Art "
I remember when I was growing up and my teenage years were spent going to the Dr for ultrasounds because of painful periods and such. Always being told I could never get pregnant or if I did I would never carry a child. I always loved kids and it broke my heart.
Today I can Praise God for giving me the chance to be a Mother. I have 6 children 4 on earth and 2 in heaven. I praise God for all he has blessed me with and the Hope of one day going to heaven to meet my babies I never got the chance to know here. Yes it has been tough especially when there are those that don't think a miscarriage counts or just wondering what a few more footsteps would make in our home. God is the giver of life and the taker away and I still Praise God for all I have been given.
I thought I would do a post on our first week of 2010. It had a mix of both good and bad but the best thing it is ...... God is with us always in everything we do. Thanx to all that have been praying it means so much.
Kids went back to school and that was fun. They really needed it and so did MOM. Carly had a tough time she kept looking for the kids. She has adjusted now but is sure glad to see them come home. Dad got some overtime and that's always nice. Talked to my family and that always makes me smile,even though they can't see it.
Middle of the week was interesting, really not good. It broke my heart but as I look today and starting a new week. I'm not going to make a lot of worry about it. My step-daughter sent my husband her Dad a note that had some not so nice feelings in them. So I'm just praying that she will come back around and not have these feelings anymore but I know there is no sense in getting so upset. I'm just giving it all to God and let him direct us in the right thing to do.
At the end of the week Marie came home from school and received an award , that was just AWESOME. Saturday we were supposed to go out to eat for our late Anniversary Dinner. Then the neighbor Kelly was having a surprise late birthday party for her daughter Haley. So I let the girls go. Needless to say we didn't go to dinner. It was going to be a family thing so Ridge decided Subway sounded good and it wouldn't be the same w/out all of us. So we stayed home and had Subs. Which still made me happy I didn't have to cook, LOL
So I'm keeping a positive attitude and I know whatever comes our way God will be right there. Have a great week !! God Bless Caroline
Marie , my seven yr old got selected to be in the Student Spotlight, which they do every month. They pick two students from each grade K-5th.
Her paper read as follows
Marie Williard has been selected to be in the Student Spotlight by Mrs Owens for truly being a role model in class. She is always prepared and ready to learn. She is respectful of others and a good friend to all.
Then she got a coupon for a free Ice Cream Cone at Baskin Robbins. That is great and we are so proud of her. I like the fact we have a good reason to go get ice cream , LOL.
So Today I'm praying to God to help me find peace in this matter.
I know that I'm blessed to know a loving God that he is always there no matter what the problem. I'm blessed to have such a loving husband and 4 children on earth and 2 in heaven that love me. I have 3 step-children who I still love no matter what. I'm blessed to have friends like you.
So today I'm using this to reach out and remind us during the storms in your life that God is always there til the end.
Today I thought I would do my Random thought on CHOCOLATE , since it seems like that's all I have been eating, LOL.
I just love the holidays there is always so much Chocolate.
It's my biggest downfall sometimes but it is always so good. I almost hate standing in the checkout line at the store and looking at all those Yummy Chocolate Bars.
One other thing is I can be having the worst day but it seems just like eating a some Chocolate can do wonders. Anyway I have collected some Tags that deal with Chocolate and wanted to share them. The good thing about these are they are calorie free, LOL. A friend I have on Cafemom made them and she does such a good job.
Well I am back to my old self eating more healthy like always but I know one fact I can never cut Chocolate clear out of my life.
Well if you read my blog alot, you might remember me saying that my step-son that lives with us has been causing some not so good issues.
Well as of tonight the battle is over.
We asked him to change some of the things that have been going on and he doesn't want to so at the end of the month he will be gone. It's tough cause I love him through it all and was hoping things would be different. We sorta tried to let things be calm with the holidays. Yesterday was the final straw.
I just hope that wherever he ends up or what he does with his life he can somehow think about the things we talked about. Being a parent is one of the biggest jobs in the world and I wouldn't trade a day of it but the past almost 2 yrs have been a battle. Just because he walks out the door doesn't mean we are done. We will still worry and still care.
I know that no matter what God loves him and will help him through this tough time in his life. We will be praying everyday.
It feels good but gosh the three break went so fast and the kids really didn't get outside much. Someone either was sick or it was too cold so I know that today they are excited to see Friends and Teachers and just there Normal life again. Kids need that time away from home to learn and grow.
Here in Nevada they go to a year round school which is AwEsOmE. I love it , they do so much better and the funny thing is they love it too. I love the little extra breaks they get and I get a break too, which is nice. Well somewhat being a Mom you never really get a real break but I know that I wouldn't trade my days as a MOMMY for anything in the world.
So as I sit here and type I have one more to send to school at noon. Jennifer is in Kindergarden. Then Carly and I will have some just Mommy and me time then at 3 pm everyone will be back and I will get to hear all the stories of there day. It's so exciting just to hear the happenings and all the things they learned.
Well this is a New Year and I was hoping not to start off on this foot but it is weighing heavy on my heart. I feel I just need to vent and get these feelings out.
Well this has to do with my step-children and I wonder why things have to be like this. We all used to live in Ohio at one time and every other weekend and every Wednesday we would have my husband's children. I loved it and yes they were older than mine but we all got along so well.
At least I thought ........
Well now that we live in Nevada, they hardly ever call , write or send a email. I'm sorry I don't buy it that they are to busy. Jessica is 18 and attends Mount Vernon Nazarene College. Justin is 21 and also attends the same college. You know it really bothers me and I am not there mother. I am there little sister's mother , Jennifer who is 5 and Carly who is 8 months. They never even ask about them sometimes I wonder do they even care.
I know that living far away from family is tough. I miss mine and I haven't been home since we moved 2 yrs ago. I still call my family once a week just to see what's up??????
Because I care no matter how far away I am. It just hurts me because it seems the only time we hear from them is when they need something. They both have Facebook accts like us but they won't talk first. We always have to start everything. Here it is Christmas and New Year's and nothing. Not a word at Thanksgiving either.
I guess all I can do is pray that one day they realize how important family is. I don't live like today is my last but I do know what it is like to not have a parent or a child or a loved one missing anyday and just wish you could run out there and say Hello or I Love You !! Sometimes I don't know what to say to Jennifer when she asks about them but I always tell her I know they love and miss you too.
It's just tough somedays when I stop and think about it but I know that I love each one of them just like they were my own and I pray because my hubby Paul keeps alot inside but I know it hurts him to.
First of all let me say Happy New Year once again.
Today was a good day at The Croley Home.
Woke up and got breakfast started French Toast sounded good so that's what we had. After breakfast I got started right away taking down all the Christmas stuff plus the tree. Got it all done and then it looked once again normal. I changed a few things around too. Christmas stuff all put away and I was happy.
After lunch I was going to work on some of my crosstitch stuff. This to funny I just have to share. :) Anyway my Marie that is seven said Mom it looks like Carly has a marshmallow in her mouth. I thought we don't have any marshmallows out. Then I hurried and looked at Carly and she didn't have anything in there. I told Marie she is fine only thing that is in there are a couple small teeth on the bottom that just now are sticking up where you can see them. She has had them for awhile but you just couldn't see them that well. It was so funny and Paul and I still are laughing about it. I'm glad she was looking out for Carly. Children can be so cute at times.
Well at our home there is always some kind of sports on especially when Paul is home. Well I always watch the Rose Bowl no matter what or who is playing but today was really special because OHIO STATE was playing. I'm from OHIO but my hubby Paul is from California and then after his parents died when he was only a child he stayed with his sister in Oregon. So of course he wanted who to win OREGON DUCKS !!!!!! We had a lot of fun joking about it and I told him whoever wins I will be a good sport. My sister sent me this on my phone and I thought it was so cute.
Duck Hunting is in season for Ohio State TODAY !!!!!
Well of course the outcome of the game was OHIO STATE WINNING 26 - 17 !!!!!
So all in all it was a great/ fun filled Day at The Croley Home.
I'm a wife to a very special man ~ Paul , who is just Awesome. I'm a Mommy to four wonderful , amazing children on Earth Ridge , Thaniqua , Jennifer and our Little Rainbow Baby Carly. I have four children in Heaven Riley , Little Muffin & Sweet Pea , Rosebud who I miss but know that One day we will be together. Also I have three step-children which are all in there 20's.