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Words are many things...supportive, demeaning, ugly, beautiful, descriptive, tear you get the idea.

A verse comes to my mind..."the tongue is sharper than a double edged sword" and that's some serious paraphrasing, but you get the idea...I hope.

I have spent all day yesterday and today trying to put into words what exactly I was feeling. I had a moment or an experience...actually I don't really know what I had to be honest. All I know was that I haven't felt like I did that day in a LONG time!

It happened on Saturday and I decided that I needed to get out of the house and go do I decided to go for a walk with the boys. I'd go somewhere where the boys could ride their bikes with out going in a circle. So Frank graciously loaded the truck up for me with bikes, car seats and helmets and off we went. There is a trail in town that runs parallel to HWY 410 and that's where we went. You can see all the cars and they can see …

Little Things

It's the little things that make me smile...

The Little Things...Today I was invited to come see a new little baby...He was only hours old..still 'wet' as a friend would say. He is so small and beautiful! Handsome boy! And his momma was wonder woman! For a first baby her labor wasn't long like for most first time momma's! I'm so excited for my friends! To finally have their baby in their arms...what a relief...I can just remember how that feels! So congrats to them!

The little things...I was able to get some clothes folded and forgot to put some of them away...while I was out Frank put them away for me. He didn't just put them somewhere else or stack them somewhere he put them away! THANK YOU!!

Little things...the kitchen garbage was taken out for me. Dinner was made by Frank today and not me.

Little things...the way my husband still looks at me and still makes my heart beat a wee bit faster.

Little things...when we ask for sun...we GET sun! It hit …

Poisoning of the WORST kind

Beautiful.....BeforeHorrible TESTOSTERONE poisoning!!! Can you believe THOSE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!
If I had an ounce of liquor in the house I'd be drinking it RIGHT now!! Just so you know!
And for your own personal one did it...they just DON'T know HOW that happened! Rrrriiiiggghhhtttt!!!


(I'm taking a line from a friend) can stand to may not share my bathroom!!!! (when we move and we have 2 bathrooms instead of 1! I WILL have my own bathroom...the holy grail!) Here's why. I went to brush my teeth tonight and as I was brushing I started to think that things were tasting funny. But I brushed it off (pun intended) and kept brushing my teeth. I kept going and the more I brushed the funnier it tasted. Turns out that SOMEONE thought it was a good idea to 'dip' ( I use the word loosely) my toothbrush into the hand soap and do Lord knows what with it. THANK YOU!! I can't get the taste out of my mouth now... So I came out and looked Frank squarely in the face and said...when I get my OWN bathroom anyone who stands to pee is NOT welcomed in my bathroom. He begged to differ with me (of course he would) and said he didn't think so. He THINKS he should be able to use the bathroom also...I just looked at him and laughed. Asked why?...not li…

Nature Walk

So yesterday Eli and I went for a walk outside and looked at the flowers and plants. Here is what we no particular.

This one of my Lilac trees in the's huge, well to me it is anyway.
Up close of the lovely smelling flowers...just drink that smell in...smell-o-vision thru the computer...ha! These are my Sugar Snap Peas...just a portion of them....I'm so excited!
This is the container the peas are in...

I have strawberry plants...I have one strawberry that's ALMOST ready to be picked and EATEN! Now what are the odds that it will last long enough for me to pick it before the boys pick it? I'm thinking not good!
My beans....they are looking VERY sad...but if you look very closely towards the right side you'll see the dirt is an earth quake moved it...I'm betting those are bean shoots! I can only hope...
I know it's a bit blurry but the little green things are my cucumber shoots...I can't believe in the matter of like …


In case folks were worried (I was!) I have finally talked to Lee! I did have to pull the mom card though. What is the mom card you ask? Well I had to tell Ian to tell Lee that if he didn't get on the phone and talk to me he was going to make me cry! He got on the phone. Albeit it was reluctant but he did. Then I cried anyway. Here's why. I asked him how he was doing and he was fine (which we all knew he was), and I told him I loved him and that I missed him. I asked if he missed me and he said not really but he choked up when he told me he missed Eli. To which I got all choked up and tears were forming. So I told him I'd put the phone on speaker and he could talk to Eli. Eli didn't have much to say but it made Lee and I feel better. And that's what counts right?

Frank wanted to get out of the house and so we went and looked at a tattoo shop. He made an appointment to get it done on Saturday. I think he's excited and I am for him. He's wanted…

A LONG Weekend

I MISS MY BABIES!!!...this is the longest they have been away from me and I miss them! I know they are having fun over there. I get phone calls from Dru and Ian letting me know how much fun they are having, but my Lee will NOT get on the phone with me and he's going to make me cry that boy! All I want to do is tell him that I love him. He wouldn't get on the phone even for that so I had to tell him over the speaker phone. Then they had to get him to tell me that he loved me too. EVERYTHING in me wants to go and get my boys, but the other part of me is really enjoying the house being still and quiet...for the most part (there's still Eli). I feel so guilty! I hate a Mother's all know what I'm talking about. Okay, enough about that or I'm going to feel very sad. He better talk to me tomorrow!!! (like I can do anything about it...he might not go again if he keeps doing that, it's almost too much to bear).

Frank is doing well, still recoup…


So this was Frank last time he had surgery, December 2008. I decided to not photo him this time, to spare him. I do have to say he looks WAY better this time around as opposed to this picture. And this picture was only minutes after his surgery.
Frank did really well and is now at home trying to recover. So far so good and with the kids away for 5 days I think that will give him a decent head start to healing. Meaning he won't have to worry for that long about a kid racking him. And honestly I don't want to see that again, especially after a surgery like that. I don't have a part like that and it's all I can do to not squeeze my legs CLOSED! Right now he's in bed watching TV, taking some medicine and trying to get comfortable. I hope he gets comfortable soon but not sure how he's going to manage that.

The kids got to Wenatchee with their grandparents in one piece. Dru is doing good so far with the potty training and has piped up and let his grandparent…


Today was Lee's Preschool graduation. Nothing too big but still fun none the less. Here are a few pictures. He was so excited to be there with his buddies and to be graduating. I was kinda excited for him, cause it means he gets to be a Kindergartener...he's moving up in his little world.

This is where the kids will sit.Lee telling everyone what he wants to be while he's up getting his diploma. He wants to be a firefighter...A lot of the little girls wanted to be cowgirls and dentist. Most of the boys wanted to be firefighters, policemen, and cowboys. Lee's friend Will, I love this kid, he's got the BEST imagination and I hope he never loses it, he told everyone he wanted to be Robin...Batman's sidekick! I LOVE it! Kids are so fun!So they gave parents a 'Kodak' moment before they excused the kids to go downstairs for a little party of juice and cookies. So I go up there and this is what Lee's giving me...he is a clown and he walks to the be…

Calm Before the Storm

So today is like the title of my post. And if I were really really smart I'd get on things and make thing easier for myself. But why do that? Silly fool!

Anyway, tomorrow is Lee's graduation from Preschool, which doesn't seem all that hectic really until I tell you that on Thurs. Ian and Lee and Dru will all be going to their grandparents house and going with them for an extended weekend of camping. Frank and I will be staying here in town because Frank has surgery on Thurs. We'll be dropping the boys off on our way to that appointment. Oh so fun! So that means Frank and I need to get the boys all ready for camping. So my job is to pack for 3 boys and to make sure that frank has pulled all the big things out for them to camp. Things like sleeping bags, life jackets, chairs, bikes and helmets..those sorts of things. I will stress out about making sure I have enough clean clothes to pack for them. Then I'll worry about whether or not I've packed enough …


Nothing says summer time is coming like a bunch of Washingtonians who are pastie white wearing shorts...myself included!

I couldn't help it. I was at Target today getting some thing for my trip to Ohio and all I saw were blaring WHITE legs and arms. And that thought of it's summer time in Washington, you can tell, cause we are all extremely cracked me up. People like to stand next to me cause I make them look dark. There are two colors for me...white and then red...nothing in between. I'd love to just get darker the more I'm outside...but no such luck for me.

So I didn't do much this weekend. Just spent some time working outside and planting things. I went to Lowes (so not a fan of this store) cause we had a gift card there. So I picked up some strawberry starts, Gerber Daisey's (which are beautiful by the way) and some Petunias (I think) that are viney (if that makes any sense). So I got those planted today, I just hope that the strawberries …

Got Milk?

I'm pretty sure I don't need to say more than this... I wanted Sparky to get baptized in this...I was informed that it might not be a good idea. I know how to have fun...others do not. I thought really his Auntie Kylie should hold him while we were in front of the church since she and Uncle Jason got the onsie for him. Then some of my other friends thought it would be funny to get Frank the same outfit...Now that's a picture!
Dru is saying Elmo in this picture...If you ever see him soon you'll have to ask him all about it. He's HYSTERICAL saying Elmo at the Tacoma Dome. And it's the Tacoma Dome that makes you laugh.Up close of his shirt. He LOVES his shirt...he's wearing again today..thankfully he let me wash it. Have a great weekend!

What the Heck!?!

Eli has me going in circles! This kid is sleeping so late this evening! SO wrong! All he wanted to do was sleep.

Well it's now official...drum roll....we bought our tickets to go to a wedding in Ohio! The excitement was/is palatable. We told the boys and they are excited they get to be in an airplane...I'm excited to be getting out of WA for a few days. I bet it's gonna be HOT though!

We also bought our tickets to see one of my most FAVE comedians over Labor Day weekend. We are going to go see Bill Engval and I couldn't be more excited! I'm going to go with some friends and NO kids! I REPEAT, NO kids! And yes I will be the one that's laughing the hardest and the loudest. You know the people I'm talking about. The ones that are loud on the shows cause they are laughing the loudest and longest. I'm sure I'll be laughing so hard I won't be able to catch my breath or I might pee my pants...definitely won't be drinking anything cause I'd bet (f…

*Insert Audible Sigh Here*

OK, so today was ONE of those days. A bottle of wine looked good, the frozen bag of chocolate chips looked good, ignoring anyone 7 and under sounded fabulous! Alas, that did not happen. The ignoring of children under 7 that is. KIDDING!

Lee is on my nerves, Ian stayed home cause he was tired and was sporting a small fever along with a headache (I didn't want another phone call to come get him so he stayed home). Dru being almost 3, pretty sure I don't need to say much more than that do I? That leaves Eli...he's broken today...OK maybe I'm broken...either way if someone touches me one more time I might just__________. You fill in the blank spot creative the sky is the limit.

I need to go grocery would have been good...guess we'll shoot for tomorrow? HA! I did manage to get my meal list done...Did I manage to do anything else today...NOPE! Well that's not true, I did manage to eke out enough time to get my bible study done...I t…

Dadad Dada Elmo's World!

Okay so I'll only try to torture you all for a bit. Try being the operative word here. So here we go:

Dru fell asleep before he even left with his dad, it was very funny. In honor of Elmo he wore his Elmo pants. Funny kid!They are ready to go and they are taking the truck! Woohoo! Dru wanted to go to McDonald's to eat so they did. Dru in his seat. Where he ate cotton candy and an apple letter day! Their seats were pretty close and not half bad.View from their seats...not bad. What a 'happy' stage.You know these guys...Bert and Ernie.And they added Cookie Monster (secretly Grover is my most fave monster, what's yours?)Some more characters. I believe there is Big Bird, The Count, Grover, and Oscar the GrouchI believe Abby Cadabby was a huge hit with the crowd, and by all accounts with Dru also. And just so you know I have no idea if I spelled her name right.And there is Elmo...don't need to really need to say more.Abby, Elmo and Zoe.I know …

What's in a day?

Not too much going today. Frank came home early and we just putzed around for the day. He was able to take Ian to the bus stop so I didn't have to...I even got a really long nap! That was WONDERFUL! Eli went down for a nap this morning at like 9 and we didn't get up until 11:30...DIVINE!!

Then we went to a store and looked around for a GPS system and/or a portable DVD player. We are looking around for when/if we go on our trip. We found one and just aren't sure if it was a good deal so we didn't buy it. I think it was a good deal my only hang up was what if something breaks there is now's one of those stores that sells stuff that got all dinged up. It, the portable DVD player, was only $70...but it's a brand I am not familiar with...I just know us. We'd buy it and it would break the same day and then we'd be out a lot of money.

So after that we left and got some lunch and then came home and watched Mrs. Doubtfire. I love Robin Will…

Pop a Top Again

*Guess what song that the title is prize..just the satisfaction of knowing you know and the rest of know you know.

So on Saturday I FINALLY got to do something I have been waiting a LONG time to do! I learned how to make jam/jelly ( I have a hard time remembering which one is which...). Anyway, last fall, before Eli was born, I cut and pitted a lot of Italian Prunes (which are a fancy way of saying plum) and froze them. Now I do make Plum bread with those plums and it's good. It's a dense bread so you can't eat much but it's a nice treat. But you can only eat so much bread you know? Anyway, a friend said I should freeze them and she would show me how to make jam. And that someday was on Saturday. And it's so easy!! I have many ambitions now that I know how. And it was so gratifying to hear those jars pop when they were done. Like it was saying 'Job well done'. So there they are, the product of our labor...2 double batches of Plum jelly …

Big Brother

Today had me giggling a bit while I was cooking dinner. Lately I have been letting Ian make his own lunch which he has been relishing. He LOVES making his own lunch and it is like a promotion of sorts for him and me I guess. It says that I think he's big enough and responsible enough to start making his own lunch (with a small amount of supervision of course). And he's been loving it! So today was not any different. While I was cooking dinner I had Ian make his lunch. He decided to make it a 'teaching' moment for showing his brothers the steps it took to make your own lunch. He cracked Frank and I up cause he said they needed to remember and study this. And Ian's brothers were EATING this up! Anything to help Ian was a moment and I RELISHED it! These are the moments I live for...they are getting along, being helpful, they are brothers and friends...a glimmer of what the future looks like. It was a beautiful thang! They were making us ill thoug…