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Friday, October 30, 2009

a 10 things post

A country mom over at her blog posted an honest 10 things list...thought i'd do the same. might take a while, but i'm gonna try!

1. We did not set out to have a large-ish family. In fact, we didn't want children at all when we got married.

2. When i was a child, I wanted to have a set of identical twin boys.

3. I've had a set of identical twins...girls.

4. I lost my wedding band after the birth of my first daughter.

5. My husband bought me a new band after the birth of my second daughter.

6. I've lost a total of 34.5 pounds in less than two years.

7. I've been saved now for 8 years.

8. I'm new to blogging...and love it!

9. Though I try, I just can't figure out how to edit my HTML on my blog to include buttons to various friends blogs...even though i want to!

10. I'm computer illiterate. Just don't understand the things...though I'm getting better. :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prayers for Stellan

Stellan is a sick little boy...he's not doin well right now. His mom and her friend are blogging about him...check out MckMama's blog to get the update...today is Stellan's birthday, and today we're praying for his heart to beat normally, and his life to be back to normal...Please Lord!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

as you may or may not know...

my plate is full...my life is full...and fun. i learned to knit at the beginning of the year...mostly b/c i could forsee bedrest in my future with miss v. at some point thru the summer, i began knitting a baby blanket for my unborn little girl...last night i finished it! it's my second knitting project...and i'm quite pleased!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I've been saving up

for not me monday all week!

Last week was Not the first week i had all five of my girls...alone....by myself...without backup or a sanity saving daddy. i did not have a potty stop up, and while plunging it, did not splatter poo-water all over myself. nor did i choke and hold my breath while washing off that poo water...NOT me!

i did not make biscuits and sausage for supper one night because i was too lazy to cook...and the biscuits certainly did NOT come out of a can....ha!

while i was weighing my three week old, i did not weigh myself. i did not weigh 30 pounds less than i have in five years..not me. i'm slim and slender don't ya know.

and yesterday, i did not weigh myself before and after going potty just because i was curious. i was not shocked when i weighed two pounds less after going potty either...two pounds?!?

if you enjoyed my not me! monday post, stop by Mckmama's blog and check out the others who are participating!

Friday, October 23, 2009

our family closet and my organized storage

this post is specifically for my friend over at http://miscellaneousmusings-x.blogspot.com/

organization of a closet...and lots of girl clothes!

i have a space bag for each size clothing...and the sizes are written on the bags.

in the hall is the little closet, which has the attic access. i use it for storage rather than closet space.
each bag goes on the floor...and that way dh can get into the attic without too much work!

the closet:
we have this little room, that was a bedroom at one time...but is now the family closet...or the girl's closet anyway.

here you see on the far left the shelves of diapers...most of which are being washed now! in the middle is Miss V's dresser...bibs, burb cloths, clothes, jammies, and blankies all in there. on the right you see miss v's dirty clothes basket...today is her laundry day!
here you see miss v in the crib snoozing...next to the crib is the diaper pail, behind it is the baby gate. :)
here you see the other two dressers. the one on the right is for AR and C-G...the top two drawers for the bigger girl...on the right of that dresser is CM's dirty clothes basket. the dresser on the left is for AJ and CM...and the top most drawer holds hairbrushes, combs, and headbands.
here you see, from left to right, C-G's basket, then AR, then AJ in the back corner. each girl has their own laundry day...and they wash their own clothes. the two big girls help the two smaller girls..and mommy does miss v's laundry.
here you see miss v's dirty basket again, and more importantly, the shoe shelf. in theory, we don't lose shoes this way!
here you see my hanging rods...on the bottom rod is clothing for the two little girls who can dress themselves. but it's only their "good" playclothes...their church clothes go up high! not sure if you can see this, but the hangers are color coded. on the far left is white hangers...that's miss v's clothes. red for c-g, purple for cm, blue for ar, and yellow for aj.

hope this helps ya out my friend!

the new addition grows!

Oh lookie, pretties!
is there anything cuter than baby feet...or baby tushies?

oh look, it's the mommy!
hm, this pillow...can i eat it too?
i'm too cute for words...really!
it's super baby...and her sisters! well, some of them anyway.
super baby...up up and away!
aw...what a cutie!

Monday, October 19, 2009

a long quiet week!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

this past week I've not spent the majority of the week alone with baby v...not me. after all, i have four other daughters! i also didn't eat out more than eat in this week..after all, i had plenty of food in my house, and i was all alone to eat!

i did not spend all week with the tv on for no reason...b/c i enjoyed the quiet without the four big girls around!

and today, i am certainly NOT having a child do the work she failed/failed to do while away last week...after all, my girl would do her homework without being told!

and last, but certainly NOT least, we did not spend yesterday afternoon playing instead of getting out winter clothes before daddy left...b/c that wouldn't be nearly as responsible!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun with dad!

today, before daddy left, instead of doing all the things that needed to be done, we played outside...even miss v went out for a lil bit...til it was too cold! words can't do the afternoon justice, so i leave you with this.

Friday, October 16, 2009

guess who has a new spot....

isn't this too sweet? she's napping in her crib, and paranoid mommy is checking on her all the time...even though i have the monitor on...i can't hear her breathe like i could c-g! so i go in and check her periodically to be sure she's breathing!

and check out these pics from a couple of days ago...my friend amy sent me some wool longies and i'm having a ball!

check out Amy's online store for more...
true2ewe blog

i highly recommend her stuff! it's gorgeous!

Raising olives..and a giveaway

my friend over at raising olives is giving away a board game or two...check it out!

she's written her opinions on a couple of these games...and i want the limbo game! can't wait to search for it in the stores...sounds like something my girls will love!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

a day for candle lighting

and remembrance....today is infant and pregnancy loss remembrance day. today i will light my candles for the babes that have gone on to be with our Heavenly Father...that we never got to hold this side of heaven. that we didn't get to watch learn to roll over, or smile, or cry, or anything. as i write this, the tears threaten to flow...for my baby girl Penelope, for my friend Amanda's baby boy Noah. the two i am most intimately acquainted with...and miss so desperately. loss of a loved one is so hard...loss of a child is something that is indescribable...

today, hug your children. tell your parents how much you love them. and light a candle for those who've lost their precious gifts from God.

Monday, October 12, 2009


i did not attempt to go out four days in a row this week, instead of staying home in my pjs. after all, i did not just have a baby, and should not have been resting anyway!

i also did not take a picture of my loving dh and his newest daughter when he'd just come home from work. after all, he'd have hat hair and look gross!

i do not have much to post this week b/c i did not send the girls off to the grandparents house...there was no reason to do that! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

new pics

i knew you'd love to see! miss v is growing up so beautifully...she's developing a little personality already! she loves to eat...and loves her daddy!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

we have a baby!

sorry it has taken me this long to post...but baby v was born on wednesday, at 155 am. 11 lbs, 22 inches long...and just a cutie! she's quite healthy, and good nurser, and very content to cry all night! here are some pics just for ya'll!