My Family

My Family

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Feeling non social

I have been sick with a nasty sinus infection/cold for the last few weeks. Keeps getting better then bam back again. YUCK! I haven't been wanting to talk to my friends, or get on Facebook much. Nothing against you all I love you guys but I am just in a slump I guess. I hope I can get out of it soon.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I know I posted this on FB but I wanted to get it on here because one of these days I might print my blog.

Anyway .....

Cassie has found a LOVE for hats she loves trying them on and taking them off. She gets mad if you take them off if she's not ready for them to be off her head!

Shaylee decided she wants to be a ballerina princess doctor and has the outfit to go with it! post that soon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

random thoughts

Sometimes I think nobody ever reads this, don't worry I don't expect everyone to comment for everything, I just feel that I am not really that interesting. I mainly have this blog as a journal but love when I know someone has taken the time to read it.

Enjoy the ride here is some random thoughts for today!!

  • Steve started learning the guitar because he FINALLY CANCELLED that stupid WOW game of his!!!YAY no more STUPID game!! He needs a new hobby and the guitar is pretty much free so why not. How am I feeling about this????........ ask me again in a few days!!
  • Steve also goes for his compass (not sure if that's how you spell it) test tomorrow it will take 3 hours. What are we going to do without him for 3 hours he has NEVER left us for 3 hours we always leave him! It's school day so Shaylee will be in school in the morning, then go pick her up have lunch all together, then when he leaves ....... really not sure what we will do most likely do our normal thing that we always do at home especially since it's suppose to be cold and snowing.
  • I am trying something new for dinner ok not new but new to how I am preparing it. I am making taco's and decided I would put in the crock pot to cook so it will be ready for when Steve gets home.
  • Cassie' s therapy will be every 2 weeks, we set a goal of 3-6 months to have her walking. I know she can do it!
  • We spent a lot of today outside love this weather......tomorrow it is back to rain and cold maybe snow for the next week.

I think that's about it for now have a great day/evening!!

ok so the spell check is messed up soooooo sorry if I misspelled anything!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

First park trip and walk of the season!

Can you say AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! It was great to be outside without freezing!! We didn't stay long since we had a lot to do but we made a medium pace circle around the park. Shaylee didn't do so bad, we need to work on her about holding our hands around the roads. Cassie was very quiet but I think she was just taking everything in! I am looking forward to visiting the park atleast 1-2 times a week in the summer. I wish I had my camera but I didn't take it...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cassie's growing up!

I look at Cassie playing on the floor so much happiness in her eyes they just light up so bright all the time especially when she's happy and playing. I never want her to lose that. She looks sooooooo much like Shaylee, different hair color but so much of her features are the same! her personality is forming more and more. She's goofy and playful. Tough and not afraid to push her big sister around already it's just so wonderful to watch her grow up.

Music and Movies

Growing up my parents listened to alot of music. My mom mainly 60's and 70's the stuff she grew up listening to. My dad listened to 70's and 80's stuff. I learned to love 80's because I grew up in the 80's ( I was born in 1980, I know I am OLD LOL!!!)and also because my dad listened to it all the time and he would play his records for me while my mom worked and we would dance around. I love music ,most kinds of music, anything but rap really.....

Music makes me feel alive, when I need to relax I grab the music that means the most to me, Take On Me by Ah Ha, Africa by Toto so many other 80's songs then When the Wind Blows by All American Rejects, From Yesterday by 30 Seconds to Mars and then so many other songs by them, and a few other random songs that just make me relax and feel nostalgic.I also come across some new music because of my sister which is sometimes really great too, Score 24, Amely, Justin Posey etc.
Movies are also something that I can't live without I could go on and on about my favorite movies what they mean to me etc etc. I remember growing up watching oldies with my parents on Sundays. Bad Seed (Little girl who is well a bad seed that does terrible things to people), Blondie a 1930's tv series (The Blondie and Dagwood as in the comic strip). Then we have the 80's movies and even 80's tv that I could never get enough of. Sixteen Candles,Breakfast Club, Mannequin, Danger Mouse, Get Along Gang, She Ra, Jem, Rainbow Bright, Weird Science, American Bandstand so many more. So many movies just so many movies I love I have tons of favorites!!! Here are just a few...
-Bringing Up Baby ,ALL TIME FAVORITE!! Katherine Hepburn , if you haven't seen it rent it! Great movie!! Classic!
-Without a Paddle so many great quotes i can't even tell you how many times I have watched it and it never gets old!
-Sixteen Candles again great quotes and never gets old.
-Clueless sorry it's just on my list it's a great movie I can't help but love it

Oh goodness I could keep on going on and on about movies and music so many other movies I want to list.......

If it wasn't for music and even movies I wouldn't be the person I am today. My girls will grow up with music and movies like I did it's a great way to grow up!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pictures from 1 year ago

Funny to look at a few pictures that were taken 1 year ago today.

Not myself

UGH what's wrong with me I usually more upbeat, keep myself together, and even if I am tired I try not to sit around all day but the last few days have been soooooooooooooo busy Shaylee going to and from school, looking for a vehicle and coming home and cooking and cleaning up, it's just draining me. Last night after dinner I crashed HARD I had a low grade fever, FREEZING ,sore throat and so very tired I didn't feel like doing anything but laying down. I still feel the same way today but just a smidgen better. It sucks because it is BEAUTIFUL outside and I hate wasting that great weather since it's suppose to rain all weekend but I can't seem to get off my lazy sick butt. It's funny because during the summer we are always on the go outside playing and I never feel this worn down..... I am probably sick with whatever is going around.. Hopefully I will get out of this funk soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My favorite song and video by Big Time Rush


UGH!!!!!!!!!!! I love clothes but I am sick of going through them. I spent a lot of hours going through old clothes that neither girl can wear anymore and saving the most special ones and then dividing the not so stained ones to donate and the ones to sell. I have 1 tub FULL of summer clothes that Cassie can wear more dresses than anything else. 1 tub of donate stuff and 1 tub of sale able stuff So all we have to do is buy shorts for Shaylee she still has plenty of summer shirts to wear from last year, sandals for Cassie and i think that's it............

Good/bad times

So many things have happened some bad some good. We see the light at the tunnel we are still a little from that light but it's shining and we can see it!!!!!!


I miss my friends that used to live in Indiana (you all know who you are!), I have good friends really good friends some I have never met (you all know who you are as well!!) I wish we could all live closer.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

RIP mini van

Today started out normal as could be. I was going to go run to the store after lunch while steve stayed home with the girls but Steve wanted to all go because he needed to get out of the house. We had a good trip both girls were really behaved. As we were on our way home like 2 miles away from home I was at a red light it turned green I went to go and it felt like we got rear ended, the transmission dropped. I am proud of myself I stayed calm it was Steve that started freaking out. I HAD to stay calm. I called the cops and my cell died in mid conversation. We didn't know what to do then (last time I am leaving the house without a full battery!) we just stayed in the van and talked to the kids making sure that they wouldn't freak out. Finally 10 minutes later a cop came and called my mom to come to take us home. We got to ride in a wrecker just to go around the corner since we had the girls. Shaylee kept on saying "how exciting!" Cassie was laughing and blabbing away. We got home safe and sound thankfully the girls were not scared because that would make it harder.

The van is said to cost $3000 or more possibly we only paid $700 after we traded in our car. It's not worth it to us to get it fixed well actually we CAN NOT afford to get it fixed honestly. Not with us living the way we are just not possible. Then again we NEED a reliable vehicle to get Shaylee to and from school and also groceries. Yes Steve has a van it's a 1999 and we don't drive it because it's not a very reliable van he used it just to get from work and back and that's all but then he lost his job in '09 and he didn't drive it much because we had my van which is a 2002. About a year ago something broke on it and Steve fixed it himself but he knew it wasn't going to last so we knew that the day was coming when the van would take a poop on us and not be fixable. that day was today. With having to drive his van who knows how long it will last us. We need a reliable vehicle with kids and Steve starting school in 2 months. We can't afford to fix my van we can't afford to get another used one....... we have no other option than to ask my grandma to help us get a USED van that's reliable for now. We can't just have 1 vehicle with kids especially one that's not reliable enough. I hate the thought of asking for help but we just don't have an option right now. I honestly don't know what we are going to do when his van takes a poop on us who knows how long it will last driving it so much. ...............I know it will work out it always does when stuff happens to us. I pray that it will work out...


My mommy is the best!! She's crazy and I don't really see eye to eye with her on alot of stuff but I love her so she is buying me (if they aren't already sold out) BIG TIME RUSH tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Friday the go on sale!

Now I just need to talk her into getting me a Nook as well.........=)

Friday night dinners

A friend of mine gave me the idea to blog about how our family dinners go.

Friday night dinners are usually held at my parents currently. That's not how it started though. We never really had family night dinners till my oldest was born she's 4. They would come over to our house every Friday night since it was easier for them to come to us since we had a baby. I would cook for them. As the years went on we would take turns. During the spring and summer we would go over to my parents house and it would be on any day of the week since my mom doesn't work summers. Winter they would come back over to our house usually on Fridays since they work. This past winter they came over to our house alot since it we have more room over at our place. Steve god love him couldn't stand it much longer after about 2 months of them coming over every Friday. Those times I go over to my parents are his free time away from us. As for meals they are all over the place we have simple stuff (hot dogs/hamburgers) to the actual big meal (roast,potatoes,veggie,rolls,salad). During the winter we stay indoors of course the girls playing in the hallway (that's basically the only place they have room to play at my parents. In the summer at my parents we are in the pool or playing in the yard....ok I lie we are ALWAYS in the pool in the summer!! We barely eat when we are in the pool!!

This will all change soon since he will be starting school in May. I have yet to find a part time job in the evenings to make us some extra money while he's in school. Praying he will be able to get a work study job because not that I am lazy but I don't think we as a family can handle him in school and then me working at night while he is home watching the kids and studying! I might be wrong it could work out great. I am scared to find out..... I really shouldn't worry they will always be with one of us. I am just that worry wart kinda person. We will figure it out we always do.....

Monday, March 7, 2011

31st birthday

So my 31st birthday is coming up.....feel free to get me a Nook and or Big Time Rush tickets so I can see them at the Indiana State Fair. No seriously I want both these for my birthday. I never get anything from anymore from Steve because I say I don't want anything or need anything but you know what I want something this year for my birthday and darn it I deserve it. So mommy please buy the a Nook and Big Time Rush tickets =)!!!!

My mom actually doesn't even read my blog so this won't help.

So I can I say she can spend double what I am asking her to spend on Logan but she can't do that for me????

I have issues with my sister but I won't get into that.......

I dont care about getting older , I have always been ok with growing older...

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Well appartently we should really be proud because our 4 year can tie killer knots in stuff!!!

This is from the director of First Steps!!

Cassie progress

So we filled out the paperwork for therapy. They were impressed she could say so many words and how ahead she is in everything but walking! I really think she won't quailfiy because she is ahead of everything else.

New words - Please, Thank you, Window,Cookie, Milk, Chicky, Bath, Shoe those are all just the new words she has learned in the last week!!!! She knows about 5-7 more!!

She is standing more and more but still only in her pack n play she refuses to stand on the floor or against the couch. She somewhat cruises around in her pack n play.

She's just really blossomed the last week.