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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Stellan!

Today is sweet Stellan's 1st birthday! Hopefully by now you've noticed the Praying for Stellan button on the left-hand side of my blog. I've included it in this post as well.

Prayers for Stellan

Stellan is not doing very well right now. He went back into the hospital on Tuesday, having gone back into SVT. He's in really bad shape right now and needs our prayers desperately. Please keep this entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Please also visit MckMama's blog and provide her with encouragement. She reads each of these and it really does help her to know that people are thinking of them and praying for them and her sweet baby boy.

Stellan - I continue to pray that your heart comes back to normal sinus rhythm VERY soon. I pray for wisdom for your doctors, for strength and peace for your mommy and daddy, and most of all, I pray that you come home soon to balloons and birthday cake each and every year for years to come! We all love you so much little guy!

God Bless!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Five Question Friday! 10/23

It is indeed Friday, and thanks be to God! This week has beat me up one side and down the other, and I'm very much looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the family, a little time off from the wee ones, and of course, Five Question Friday! This blog hop was created by Mama M and My Little Life

Whats your favorite horror movie?

Hmm...that's a tough one, because there are so many that I like. I do tend to enjoy more of the "thriller" genre of horror that blood and gore, so I'll have to go with The Others. TOTALLY freaky!

Bath tub or Hot tub?

That's easy: HOT TUB all the way! I know some people don't like that chlorinated feeling, but that just means that whoever is taking care of the hot tub isn't using the right stuff. I ADORE relaxing in the hot tub, listening to music, and forgetting about my troubles for a while.

Do you prefer to view a movie at the theater or at home?

There are some movies I would probably prefer to see in a theater, at least the first time, but for the most part, I enjoy the convenience and flexibility of watching movies at home. The Pause button is my friend!

If you could chose a maid, cook or chauffeur, which one would you choose?

A MAID, A MAID, A MAID!!! Did I mention I'd choose a maid?? I absolutely despise housework. I LOVE to cook, and I don't mind carting my kids around to where they need to be, but cleaning the house is something I just can't stand to do, and also something I have very little time to do.

Can I PLEASE have a maid? Anyone know where I can find a good maid? Did I mention that I HATE housework and REALLY need a maid???

Electric Slide, Boot Scootin' Boogie, or the Macarena?

Without a doubt: the Electric Slide. Don't know the Boot Scootin' Boogie (I know the song, just not the line dance) and I have a strong dislike of the Macarena.

Well, that wraps up Five Question Friday for me. Check out the list below for all the other wonderful bloggers participating!

Have a great Friday everyone!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

House full of sickies

I know I promised a how-to post on crocheting, but unfortunately, my entire family has been sick for about a week. Nothing serious, thank goodness, but still, a 22-month old with bronchitis takes up all of my time. As soon as things start to slow down a bit, I will definitely get my post up.

I hope all is well with you and have a great Wednesday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis!

Today is my little sister's birthday! We are exactly 1 year, 2 weeks and 4 days apart.

Sis - You are the best sister anyone could ever ask for. You are kind, funny, smart, and you are always there for me. I think God each and every day for blessing me with a you for a sister. Have a GREAT BIRTHDAY!!!

Five Question Friday! 10/9

My Little Life

This is my first time with this, but it should be fun! Head on over to My Little Life to check it out and join in the fun!

1. What is the one thing that you reach for the most in a day (excluding phones, computer or children's butts for spankings)?

My coffee. I LOVE coffee. I'm sure I drink WAY too much of it, but my coffee mug is never too far out of reach.

2. What is the farthest you have been from home?

Las Vegas. This trip was my first time on a plane, EVER, and it was right after the 9/11 attacks. I didn't get too shook up about the "extra" security, because I never really experienced what it was like before, so I had nothing to compare it to.

3. What kind of cell phone do you have? Love it or hate it?

I have a Motorolla RAZR, first edition. I've had this phone for a while and have absolutely loved it, but with the family getting super busy, I'm in desperate need of a smart phone so I can keep track of schedules and emails. REALLY want an iPhone, but since I HATE AT&T service, I'm sticking with Verizon. They have a new phone, the Samsung Omnia, which is kind of like an iPhone, so I might try that one.

4. Coke or Pepsi?

Absolutely without question, Pepsi. If a restaurant serves Coke products, I'll go with either Sprite or Root Beer.

5. If you could go back and change anything about your wedding day, what would it be and why?

We had a number of things "go wrong" on our wedding day, including the groom being unable to locate the marriage certificate, the groom being given the wrong vest to wear under his jacket, the groom's dad being the only one wearing tails, and my favorite: my husbands tuxedo pants buckle breaking, causing them to slowly inch down the entire ceremony. These things were actually all things that made the day so funny that I wouldn't change them.

The one thing I WOULD change is the limo service we used. The limo service booked another wedding within 1 hour of mine, 45 miles away, so he drove like a mad man to take us from the church to the reception (45 miles apart), and we beat each and every guest and the photographer to the reception hall. We did end up hanging out for about an hour at a comedy club/bar across the street.

Have a great Friday everyone!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Thursday, October 8, 2009

In Stitches

So, I've been away from the blogging world for quite some time. Scratch that...I've been away from my own blog for quite some time. The reasons are many, and not very good, so I'll spare you all the details. But, I'm BACK, with loads of ideas for blog topics running through my head. I've even updated the look of my blog. What do you think?

One of the big things I'm contemplating is sharing my favorite hobby with all of you: crochet art. Now, I know a lot of people that think crocheting is for 70 year-old grandma's, which of course I'm not, but let me assure you that my crochet is much more modern than that. I'm excited about sharing with you the projects I've completed, as well as those that are in progress. I would also like to share some tips, how-to's and patterns as well, so if you're interested, please comment with questions or suggestions and we'll go from there. I'll be getting a post up soon with pictures of some of my most recent projects and I can't wait to share them with you!

On the home front, things have been nuts as usual. Sissy is ALWAYS busy, between cheerleading, tumbling, trampoline, homework, etc., she's constantly on the go. The hubby is getting over a really bad cold, and is organizing in his head all the home projects he wants to tackle this fall and winter. Diva started Pre-K! She's having so much fun going to school and has all kinds of stories to share when she comes home. Peanut is as ornery as ever, taking to jumping up and down on the couch, climbing on tables, and playing hide and seek.

I hope to have my first crochet post up soon but until then, here a few photos of my crochet projects to whet your appetite.