Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful List

Cause everyone else does Thankful Lists on Thursday.

So today I am the MOST thankful for:

  1. Family who love and adore the boys
  2. Shawn who puts up with all of my antics
  3. Mama-My humming bird
  4. Cade-My secret keeper
  5. Dad-My hero
  6. Mom-My rock
  7. Uncle Jerry-my super funny weirdo Uncle.
  8. Friends who love me
  9. Knowing that I can leave work and that things will be taken care of
  10. Getting to go to Vegas
  11. My sweet sweet sweet baby boys.
  12. Fake eyelashes
  13. And you, I am so thankful for you.
What are you thankful for?
~please not this list is not all inclusive

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ready or Not Here I Come


I found these wonderfully weird crazy questions out there in blog land. Let me know if you play on your blog so I can come over and point and make fun of you. ~grins~


Do you have hairy legs?
No I shaved last night, cause I knew I was getting my spray tan today.


Do you smoke anything?
An occasional cigar, but nothing more.


Do you like monkeys?
They're ok, I guess. We don't hang out or anything, but I'm sure they're nice.


How many fillings do you have?
Um...IDK. But I know I have some.


Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?
Anywhere there's water. Heck, I can just go fill up the bath tub and float around in there, I adore the water.


Have you ever licked one of those square batteries?
I have, but I don't anymore. You realize they shock you right?


Have you ever read the Bible?
Parts, but not all the way through.


Did you ever go to Sunday School?
Yes, and we adore our class!


Do you wear a lot of black?
Depends on what I am doing. Riding the Harley, going to a Rave, things like that yes, other wise, not so much.


Did you ever bring a weapon to school?
Um...no.


Have you ever hugged a tree?
Prolly, but there are a lot of shady parts of my past.


Do you know what a sphincter actually is?
Yes I do, why do you ask? Do you need the definition?


Describe your hair?
Usually long, beautiful, and amazing. Now...still amazing, but not as long. Don't get me started.


Are you a wildbeast?
You bet your sweet hiney.


Do you like to have fun?
Every chance I get!


Do you like drama?
No no no. Save your drama for your baby mama!


Have you ever taken a bong hit?
No, but I kissed a guy after he did. Then I projectile vomited off his porch, so I am guessing that is not the intended effect


Do you like mayonnaise?
Its ok. Are you offering?


Are you afraid to die?
No, we only live once. So might as well get the most out of it.


Do you like playing in leaves?
I sure do.


Have you ever peed your pants as an adult?
Nearly


Have you ever thrown up on somebody as an adult?
Not that I remember, but again...there are some blurry nights out there.


Are you an adult?
Sure, if you say so.


Ever won a spelling bee?
No, I suck at spelling.


Do you ever eat because your depressed?
Yes I do


Are you a television addict?
On some shows, but not all


Do you think OJ was guilty?
Hell yes he did it!


Have you ever had sex in a hot tub?
Yes I have, and in a pool, and many many other places.


On a swing?
Not that I recall...but back to those fuzzy nights...


Do you like Elvis?
My old cat? Yes he was amazing, best cat ever.


Do you enjoy watching animals do it? Like on the Discovery channel?
No, give some animals some privacy will ya?!?!

Do you enjoy the calming effects of turkeys?
Yeah, when I have a long day I am just like you know what I need??? A turkey!

Does your mom think someone is hot?
Prolly so, my Mom is awesome.


Are you a sugar freak?
I am a freak, but a sugar freak. No, you'd get all sticky.


Ever been arrested?
Nope!


Ever commit a crime and get away with it?
Oh hell yes!

Do you like orange juice?
Yeah I do, but I like apple juice just as much


What sign are you?
Bump...lol...I'm a fish baby, that's why I need the water.


Ever do the party boy dance in front of the elderly?
I don't know what that is, but then I youtube.com-ed it. And I am even more sure that I don't understand.

Where do you wish you were right now?
In Vegas, with a slot machine in one hand and a vodka ans seven in the other.


Did you enjoy this?
I sure did!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is it bad if you forgot your password?

Yup everyone, its been that long since I last blogged, I forgot my password. That's really bad, but what can I say? I am a busy person these days. What with pre-school, daycare, soccer, t-ball starting up, the boys appointments, visits from CPS (good kind, not bad), not to mention work and having to help Biker with school. This have been a bit on the crazy side. So, I am finally getting a moment to type and I thought it would be to all of you. So many many many things have happened/are happening/going to happen that my crazy wonderful like is getting even better.

Many of you know, but for those of you that don't, Biker and I got 3 amazing little boys in July. I can't put their pictures up yet, because they are not legally ours yet, but the even better news is that they transfer to the adoption unit on April 19th, meaning that in 3-6 months we will legally have little biker-gators. They've been ours since day one, but it will just be legal in a few months.

I have learned so many things over the past almost 9 months. Things like we don't say Butt Cereal, dinosaurs are still in existence, things are thhhhhpicy instead of spicy, and if one person in their lives don't like something suddenly they don't either. EVERY pre-school day I hear, "Ms Janet doesn't like BBQ chips" am I packing Ms Janet's lunch? "Ms Janet says we have to wear our seat belts." Mommy says that too. "Ms Janet says we need to wash our hand after we go to the bathroom." Am I talking to myself here??

I now know every dinosaur, what it eats, what its called, when it lived (Jurassic, Triassic, or Cretaceous time period), and the Hungry Hungry Herbivore song. I can sing it if you want. I know that Sesame Street plays adult humor to little ones, "does a wild bear shower in the woods", and then the kids look at me and ask, well does he???

We have had to go over things like Daddy works at night, he isn't going to sleep at anyone elses house, and yes I will always love you, even when you get in trouble. That even if you have an accident you do not have to take a cold shower, and just because we pack a suitcase to go somewhere does not mean you have to leave. If we go somewhere we all go.

But then there are awesome moments like then looking at me like I am crazy for asking if they have ever played in the rain. And J1 looks at me like I have lost my ever loving mind...and says no, we would get wet. Yes, that's the point. We played in the sprinkler yesterday and it was apparently the coolest thing ever. When they get on their bikes or big wheels and say, "watch this, I am going to ride a wheelie like Daddy".

And then there are the times that every mother dreads. Like V standing in front of the TV the other day when a Victoria Secret commercial comes on and he looks at me and says "I like that". Or J1 learns to wink and I have to tell him that I am the only girl he'll ever need to wink at. Or J2 saying that instead of bad dreams he is going to dream about see 1st grader K, that goes to daycare with him...no your not.

I find myself saying the same things over and over and over. Do you need to poop, you tell me if you need to poop, I am not kidding do you need to poop? Don't hit your brother, don't hit your brother, keep your hands off your brother, did you hear me? Stop it, stop it, I said stop it. Are you even listening to me? Why would you sit on your brother's head? No really what possessed you to sit on your brother's head?? Don't push the cat into the bathtub, see now the cats all wet, yes I see how she is leaving tracks on the carpet. I said DON'T SIT ON YOUR BROTHER'S HEAD! Do you want to lose a nickel, cause you will lose a nickel. Do not put a stretchy dinosaur in the heater, why did you put a stretchy dinosaur in the heater?!?! Didn't I say don't sit on him?

See life it different and its never a dull moment, but I would trade one single second.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oh y'all

I have totally wanted to put a ton of pictures up on here and on facebook of my boys. They are awesome, J1, J2, and V-baby.

J1 is really independent and so he has taken a little longer to warm up to us, but now he likes to sit in the living room in my lap and rock with me while we are watching tv in the evening. Its funny, because his feet are almost long enough to drag the ground.

J2 took to me immediately. He hang out together, read books, lay in the floor and take naps, we are just two peas in a pod. This kids is crazy, you can be cutting onions in the kitchen and he will just reach up onto the counter and "sneak" some and just eat them. It doesn't matter what you are cooking, cabbage, onions, cucumbers, whatever doesn't matter. The one issue he and I have is that he is stubborn as a herd of mules, but it turns out this baby gator is too. You can tell him J2 don't do that or you will go to time out. He will still do it, and then go to time out by himself.

V-baby took up with Biker like there was no tomorrow. V-baby follows Biker around, and says Daddy Daddy Daddy all the time. When we go outside in the mornings to get in the car, V-baby runs over to the bike and says mor-cycle, varoom varoom. He goes crazy when Biker fires up the bike. V-baby also has an attitude, but it turns out...I do too. He will look at me and knock something over and say No Mommy! He has made progress, I will tell him, you need to go to time out, and he will go into his room. He isn't happy about it, but he goes.

Life has been turned upside down, and I love it. My Mom has played a major roll in everything. She is going to watch V-baby, while Biker, J1, J2, and I go camping this weekend. Life is crazy, life is different, life is wonderful!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Glorious Garage Sale Finds

The garage sale finds have been wonderful lately. We have really been getting ready for the kiddos for whenever the agency calls. I took some pictures so that you can all see how cheap I am, I mean how frugal I can be. Yeah that's it! I have done a little research and found the actual prices of these items versus what I paid for them. I must say, we have done a very good job at garage sales, and we are anxiously awaiting a phone call.



One sweet Grow and Go Lil Rollin Giraffe Retail Price $29.99. I paid $1.

Graco Booster seat retail price $22. I paid $2.
Awesome floaty bathtub foam letters retail price $5.99. I paid $0.50.

Fisher Price super cute animal mirror retail at Wal-Mart for $20. I paid $1.

Graco Stroller, now on this one I could not find an exact one. I found some fancier and some less fancy, so I went with the less fancy price cause I didn't want y'all to think that I was trying to show off. Retail $89, I paid $10.

Graco Pack and Play retail is $75. I paid $15. She wanted $25. I was like lady, it is 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon, you have been out here all day and no one has paid you $25 for your pack adn play that is in perfect shape. You have already told me its been in the attic for a year. I don't care that you are telling me that you paid $90 for it. You didn't pay $90 for it, I know this because I have the internet and I can look it up. Ok, well I really didn't say this, but I thought it in my mind. She took $15. I was happy and she prompty shut down her garage sale. LOL!


Baby Trends High Chair. In great shape, I just had to wash the padding. Retail price $90. I paid $10. Super cute little booster seat for the table. I couldn't find this exact model so I went with a cheaper one, which was $17. I paid $1.


Now I just love this!! It is a comforter for a baby bed. We can't have bumpers or anything like that until the baby gets older, but I fell in love with this. I just looked up the actual price on the set and about fell out of my chair. It comes in a 6 piece set and retails for $180. That makes each piece around $30. I paid $5 for this blanket and I thought that was outragous.

This little papous makes me happy. Biker and I have been looking for one. We think its awesome when you see parents carrying babies in them. The retail price on it is $63. I paid $2.



About 8 sets of little people silverware. This is a pic of them in the dishwasher. I have sterilized everything by sending it through the dishwasher and bleaching it. The retail on these is $2.97 for 2 sets, so that means $11.88. I paid $0.50. A rubber maid stool that I pulled out of the dishwasher that's why its still wet, it retails for $10.15, I paid $1.

Doda talked me into this stool. She made a valid point, what if we get more that one kiddo? So I bought this stool too. Its is by Kids II and it retails for $9.95. I paid $0.50.
This rockin awesome fort slide play thing is by Little Tikes. The closest thing I could find to match it retails for $119. I paid $10.
This...now this is awesomeness at its finest! Its a front end loader. Biker was super excited. It retails for $199. I paid $5. Now, I should let you all know that this toy does not have a battery. I will have to purchase a battery. I looked at batteries on the HotWheels website and they are around $50. So we will say that I purchase that battery for $50, then counting my $5 investment I have spent $55. That is still $144 less than retail.


This little bus is just adorable, I had to replace the batteries in him. When you bump his grill then he goes honk honk varooooommm. He is just precious!! The retail price on him is $30. I paid $1. Who would play $30??
This is my favorite find! I bought everything in this picture for under $5 including the bookshelf. The bookshelf was all yucky when I bought it, so after 2 coats of paint it looks as good as new. I bought this book shelf, a cabinet, and 3 16x20 picture frams for $10, so you figure up how much this sweet little book shelf cost me. The books on here were all less than a quarter and the little tikes hammer was $0.50 (it retails for $8.99) I don't know who makes these little stackable cups. My baby brother use to have some and he just loved them. Now that was 17 years ago, but I feel like our kids will like them.

So what do you all think? Huh? Good finds? Any other suggestions? From just the stuff I have listed on here the retail price total would have come out to $830.95 not counting in taxes. I have paid $62 for everything. ~blink blink blink~ That comes to a total of $768.95 worth of savings. That is more than my house payment, just to put things in perspective. I do love garage sales!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hard day...pfffff

I have wanted to cheat all day. ALL DAY people! But I have stuck with my diet for 5 days now. As of this morning I am down 3lbs. Which is good, Biker on the other hand has eaten an ice cream sandwich and a bag of pork rinds...he's lost 9.5lbs. Fate is cruel. So I wanted to tell you about my day so that you would understand.

So there I was...surrounded by Honey Buns....no seriously. Seems like everywhere I went there were honey buns. ~Tip~ Baby Gator LOVES her some honey buns. I saw little kids eating honey buns, honey buns for sale, honey buns riding tandem bicycles together. Ok, maybe not that one, but still honey buns as far as the eye could see.

I did not give into this honey bun-o-doom trap. I drank my tea, ate my chicken, cucumbers, melba toast, & apple. It was actually my 2nd apple that I ate, cause I bit into the first apple and it was all nasty. But the 2nd apple was all applicous and great and stuff. So, hopefully tomorrow will not be honey bun filled.

I am doing the HCG diet for 40 days, today is day 5. I already see results, but I have to tell you when you flash honey buns at big girl...things could get ugly.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Next Steps

Ok, I promise I will blog more about the wedding as soon as I get the pictures. Hopefully she will be done editing the bazillions that she took by Thursday.

So anywho, things have really be crackin since the wedding. For the foster care stuff we have had the fire inspection (twice, cause he didn't fill out the papers right), the health inspection, the home study (also twice cause part of it got deleted). So things are rolling right along with that. On the home study, our agency kept saying we contract out to someone so that we can still look you in the face afterwards...WHAT?!?!?!? Yeah, not how it was at all. I am betting the contract out cause its a 5-7 hour process. That's just the interviews, then you have to write the whole 55 page document up. Thank goodness we didn't have to do that part. So, Sara-home study girl was super nice. She called me last Thursday adn was almost in tears, the individual interviews did not save. We would have to redo them. I was like no problem Sara, if that's the biggest hiccup we have, its all gravy. MMMM....gravy....I digress. So that is underway, should be around 2-3 weeks and we will know something, and soon hopefully be getting phone calls about little people.

In other news, Biker and I have started a new diet that a friend of ours SS did. SS lost 38 lbs in 25 days. He has lost numerous inches and obviously lbs. So Biker and I started on the HCG diet on Saturday. For the first 2 days you eat as much as you want of whatever you want. These are called Gorge Days (babygator is good at gorge days). Day 3-how ever long you choose to do it, maximum is 40 days you eat 500 calories a day. I know I know, sounds like crap. But you get 6 ounces of meat a day, 2 veggies, 2 fruits, 2 pieces of crappy I mean super yummy melba toat, and all the tea (even sweet tea is you use Stevia), water, and coffee you can drink. I don't drink coffee so this is not an issue for me.

Just let me say, if you do not have anything positive to say about my diet choices, keep your comments to yourself. I love you all, I need support not yucky comments. Since Saturday, I have lost 1 pound, Biker has lost 3. Isn't that precious? My goal is 30 lbs this round. I will be happy with 20 lbs, but I am really trying for 30. Bikers goal is 35lbs, and he will already on his way. I am super proud of him, cause usually he is all whoohooo about something and then when he starts day 2 its over. So Day 3 and going strong. Oh yeah, and you don't have to excercise. I will keep up with my walking cause I don't do much of it, but you don't have to.

So I am going to leave you now with yet another super awesome picture of the wedding. I swear more to come. As soon as I get them you guys can see them.