Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Totally RaNdOm Tuesday

This is just a random post about some of my new finds at the store.

Well the first one is these beautiful shoes my daughter Thaniqua wanted for her school shoes this yr. When we went school shopping I was sorta shocked this is what she wanted. I told her if we get these you have to wear them. Well of course she got them and Ridge thought they were silly. They are from the Hannah Montana line that Wal*Mart carries. I'm almost sure that had a lot to do with it. She does look cute with them on.

This summer when we went to Costco to get a few things. I found these buns. Pretty neat not dried out , they are already flat so you don't have to worry about getting them smashed. They are really healthy and yummy too. All I buy is wheat bread. The kids have always ate that so they don't mind. They have them in different types too. White , Multi-Grain , Honey Oat. I haven't tried there regular loaves of bread since it is a little pricey. I'm sure it's great too.

Here is the website if you wanta check these out. Oroweat

Another Big Hit at our house are Goldfish crackers. Carly just loves them !!! Instead of just the regular cheese crackers they make , I found these different flavors.

The kids love them. Jennifer takes them to school for her snack time in the morning. I usually stock up on these when they are on sale. The past two weeks Smith's have had them on sale for 10 for $10 dollars. Now that's my kind of price. I really like the cinnamon & the Smores.

Well I guess this is all but I thought I would share some of my finds at the grocery store.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thoughts on Memories

This past week has been real emotional for me. Lots of thinking , Lots of memories. But one thing I know is " Life is all about making memories ".

Some are good and some are sad but you know it's those sad ones that make us a stronger person. This whole month has been rough but knowing God is there makes it easier. Saturday was hard remembering my Dad but at the same time I know how he was always so happy so full of life. Saturday afternoon Jennifer was sitting at the dining room table coloring a picture. Singing a song This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine. I thought back to Monday when she took her Bible to school for share day and how proud I was of her. Then Sunday Carly turned 16 months which doesn't seem possible already. Looking back at things this week I remembered how blessed I have been. I thank God for everything I have been given and even though somethings aren't like I would have liked them. I know those memories were created for a reason.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

16 Months

This little smilin face turns 16 months today !!!

Our little rainbow and such a blessing. Happy 16 months Carly !!

We love all the joy you have brought to our lives.

Leaning over the arm of the couch just like the Big Kids watchin TV

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Hershey Kiss

Isn't this just so cute ................

The little boy next door knocked and said he was cleaning his room & wanted Carly to have this. He is 5 yrs old and Carly likes to play with him when she is outside. So sweet of him.

Just made my day , I love those little simple things in life.

The 28th

Today is the 28th. A number which holds a lot of meaning. Some sad and some good.

The good parts - I met my hubby on the number 28
I had my first child on the number 28
I got a job on the 28th

The sad things - I lost my Grandpa Z on Nov 28th 1986
I lost my Uncle on Jan 28th 1987
I lost a friend in Car accident on April 28th 1981.

But Today I remember My Dad who lost his brave fight to cancer on Aug 28, 1986. 24 yrs ago seems like yesterday. I used to dislike the number 28 but as I kept thinking it is just a number.

So Dad I just wanta say I Love you so much. I know Heaven is a pretty great place up there. I look forward to the day when I get to see you again. I can still remember the last time I talked to you & you had that smile that I remember so well.
I miss you Dad !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Always thinking of you everyday.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Updates and School Lunches

Just a few updates ...........

Jeff is home and doing well. He had a Dr Appt yesterday and things are looking on the up and up. He has a visiting nurse come 3 times a week. My sister is back to work and the boys are in school. They just started this past Tuesday.
Thanks again for all the prayers for Jeff and his family. God is Good.

Well today our children have been in school for 6 weeks now. So hard to believe that much time has passed. Won't be long til they will already have there first quarter in and a 3 wk break.

Carly is getting used to the fact and sorta loves having her time with just Mommy. The weather has been nice so we have been going out and doing some things like trips to the thrift stores and errands to run. Early morning is the best time here as it gets pretty warm by noon.

Jennifer got her first little award so I thought I would post it. She is getting pretty good at reading. Just the little time she has been back in school and of course reading here. So proud of her.

School lunches have made a BIG Change this past week. The kids brought the new menu home & wow it looks good !!! So much to pick from. I talked to the crossing guard yesterday when we were leaving school. She works inside at lunch and she said the food is awesome. Ridge eats everyday at school but my girls Thaniqua & Jennifer are a little more picky. They eat maybe twice a week. The kids also eat breakfast at school. They eat here but they claim they are hungry again by the time Dad drops them off. Kids can be so silly , LOL

I copied there menus not bad. Sorry if you can't see them that good. :(
I like the fact they can pick what they want.

Well Thaniqua has a overnight guest tonight so I will prolly have a lot of fun tonight. It's her very BFF from school and she just lives a couple miles from here. I know supper is easy tonite Chicken Nuggets & French Fries !!!

Have a great Friday !!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Living Years

This song came out a couple yrs after my Dad passed away. I wasn't at a bad spot with my Dad but this song has a lot of truth in it. The one part where it says I wasn't there when my Father passed away. It really gets me but I know that I did get to tell my Dad then but he never got the chance to know his grandchildren. So this song sorta hits home to a point.

So Dad this is for you. I love you so much and 24 yrs will pass this Saturday and How I wish I could tell you so much even though I know you already know.

Last evening Jared and Paul were having a disscusion if that's what you call it. I thought of this song and how Jared should talk to his Dad now while he has the chance. Things right now are not good between them. The living years is what matters how we treat one another day to day. I pray that hoping someday Jared will see that his Dad is only looking out for him.

Life is too precious and you never know when is your last minute or second with someone. Every day matters so much.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thoughts Today

This week is a tough one for me. Grief is trying knock me down again. Some days it's tougher than others but I know that God is always there for me. I know that I'm so blessed to have all that I have in this wonderful journey through LIFE.

" Life's a journey worth taking "

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Share Day

My Girl Jennifer .......... She always surprises me. She is shy and doesn't always say a lot unless she knows you. She is in First grade and is starting to open up. Well her share day or better know as Show N Tell Day is Monday. Last week it slipped my mind but Jennifer didn't care that we forgot. So on Sunday when I was getting clothes ready for school on Monday. I told her you need to find something for Share on Monday. Well it didn't take her long. You won't believe what she picked .........


I told her well that's a good thing. I asked what she was going to say. She told me she would tell the class it is God's word and it's a plan book for your life. I told her I'm not sure what kind of questions the kids will ask but I'm sure the teachers will help you. She said it's ok Mom , I know what to do. I emailed her teachers and let them know. I didn't mind she took it but wasn't sure how the school would feel with the way things are nowadays.

Well when I went to pick them up today I asked Jennifer how her day went and she said totally cool. Everyone liked my Bible. She said it will prolly make you sad but there was a few kids that never seen one before. She said I'm gonna pray extra hard for them tonight that maybe soon they can get a Bible too.

Her teachers said they have had children bring lots of different things but can't remember someone bringing a Bible. They are not supposed to bring toys something that has special meaning or something you can learn something from. I was very proud of her. I know God was smilin down today too.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainbows & A Phone Call

My brother Kevin took these pictures Saturday evening after a storm they had in Wooster, Ohio. His email read

" After the rain today :) Awesome display of God's promise "

How true !!!!!!!!!

God is so Good !!! All the time !!!!

Sunday evening my sister Colleen called me for the first time since Jeff came home. We chatted for a moment and then next thing I know Jeff is on the phone. I had tears in my eyes and there he was that joking BIL that I so well know. We were laughing about how he almost got me on a airplane since I have never flown. Talking about pizza and baseball and everyday life. We only talked about 5 minutes but Jeff said " Caroline , God said it wasn't time yet." God is Good.

Just like the storm , God is always there for all of us.
How beautiful God sent a beautiful rainbow on the day Jeff came home.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Saturday A Good Day !!!

Yesterday was a good day !!!!!!!

My BIL got home and is doing well. Praise God !!

Yesterday morning I was cleaning & Paul was at work til noon or so. I got the girls all a good bath plus changed a few things around in my kitchen. Jennifer came in and told me a couple of the neighbors were having a yard sale and had girls clothes. I wanted to finish and I didn't go right out. I made lunch and then I decided I would run out and see if they were still having the sale. Well they were and look what I found......

Thaniqua clothes - 1 pair jeans , 3 skirts and pink shirt.

Jennifer's clothes - 4 skirts , 2 shirts , 1 pair of pants.

I also got Carly a pair of jeans , short outfit . couple T shrts and a dress. Almost everything was hardly worn and Old Navy too.

Then of course Ridge didn't get as much as the girls but he got the T shirt he has on Rockstar energy drink. Which I don't let him drink but the shirt is cool. So he says.

Anyway I got all this for Guess ??????????

$ 17.00 dollars !!!

I was planning on going to some thrift shops on Sunday afternoon but I think I will save that for next week.

Yesterday was a great day !!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome Home & Six Word Saturday !!

I have some wonderful news today !!!!!!!! I just talked to my Mom and Jeff is being released TODAY from the rehab hospital. Colleen, Jeff's parents went to pick up a wheelchair for him from a home health care store this morning then pick him up. So sometime after lunch they should be home. It's so hard to believe today exactly two weeks since the whole accident started. I'm just praising God so much that we have a very Happy ending to all this. God is so very Good all the time. Jeff has lots more to work on but in time it will happen and He is still here. I want to thank you all for your prayers once again and Colleen my sis thanks you too.

So now for my Six Word Saturday ...........

Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.

Jeff's coming home today , it's wonderful !!!!

To those of you that don't follow my blog all the time , my BIL was in a tractor rollover accident on Aug 7th. He was lifeflighted to Akron & had surgery. Broken Femur , complications from surgery ICU for wk. Blood clot in lung and pneumonia. Rehab for a wk and Today is coming home. God is Good !!!! Always !!

I won't get to see him since I live in Nevada but I'm so excited for my family in OHIO.

Have a Happy 6WS and a Awesome upcoming wk.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Hey Mom ..... Look :)

My girls like dirt and sand. I'm so glad !! I used to play in the dirt when I was little and the other nite after supper they had Carly out there and was playing away. So cute ...............

Carly tried to eat some at times so Thaniqua & Jennifer had there hands full. It was just fun to watch them.

Sorry the pics are a little foggy I used my camera phone and it didn't do well.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Aug 19th Day of Hope

Today I remember our Two children I never got to hold.

Today I remember all the children taken too soon and there families & friends.

It is a hard road , a tough road that none of us ever had thought of taking. Today I hope that I can help someone else not feel alone. That they have something to take with them when they leave the hospital , not empty handed.

Today I'm donating a 6 memory boxes to the local hospital here. I lived in Ohio when I lost my first child so I'm mailing six boxes to my hospital back home. Today I have four living children & two in heaven. So I decided I would send six to each hospital since I lost one here in Nevada & one in Ohio. It just so happens my children are off of school today so we will be doing this project together mailing boxes and taking them to the hospital. What a great way to show love and hope to the children and someone else.

The lady that started this day is Carly Marie you can check out her blog by clicking on the button below.

A day to give.
A day to remember.
A day to speak out.
All children are miracles.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Awesome News {{{UPDATED }}}

It's been a busy week for me. I wanted to wait til I had some real changing news before I posted again.

I talked to my Mom Sunday evening. Jeff was still in the hospital and I knew they were considering moving Jeff to a Rehab Center for therapy. He was doing good.

This morning early , I talked to my Mom and Colleen. Well they moved him to the rehab center on Monday. He has been outside with a walker. Has dressed himself as of yesterday. Using the wheelchair to only go to therapy. It is so great. I'm just so happy for Jeff and of course my sister Colleen & Blake , Anthony. Colleen has returned to work for the moment. The boys will be starting school this coming Tues. So I'm still praying that therapy goes well and from the way they talked this morning

Thank you once again for all the prayers and support. It means so much to all of us. My sister Colleen & Jeff sends a special thank you to all of you.

It's a lot of baby steps but God is so Good. Always watching over us.

Just had a UPDATE !!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1:30 PST

If he behaves and things keep going good. He may be discharged on SATURDAY !!!!
Praying things keep looking up & Jeff is a good BOY !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Name Change

I knew this was coming , Marie my oldest girl decided that she wants to go by her first name instead of her middle name. So when she was born I didn't make it to the hospital so my friend that I was staying with at the time heard me scream for help. Her name is Shaniqua. Well I knew I wanted to name her Marie after my Dad's Mom who passed away when he was 6 months. So I decided to name her " Thaniqua Marie " of course her Dad hated it but I knew that we wouldn't be together and so I decided when she got old enough she could decide. Well today she said this is what I want to be called so Thaniqua it is my Big Girl. It will take some getting used to but I have called her that off and on so much cause I love so I thought I would share that all with you. We don't have a new girl just a different name.

Maxine and Jesus

A friend of mine sent me these this morning , So cute I had to share them. Hope you enjoy .......

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning , Satan shudders & Says

" Oh No ........ She's Awake !! "

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