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This weekend my family and I finally went to Cabela's. If you aren't familiar with what Cabela's is, it's a sporting goods store. We've all been wanting go for a long time and we finally made the time to go.

This is what greets you at the very front of the store...pretty cool. Whether they are real or not...we don't know.A closer view...these are some pretty amazing animals and BIG!This one blew my mind. I've always heard about Stellar Seals, especially with all the controversy in Seattle and them eating the salmon...I had no idea how really big these things are! Had no idea...and this picture really doesn't do the size of this beast justice at all...I took a picture of the Wolverine for Ian, since his football team are the we know what they look like...looks like a badger or something to me...and a nasty looking creature at that.Meet the Polar Bear...he's HUGE! You just have no idea sometimes going to the zoo or watching on TV…

Super Secret

I will be back tomorrow...I am working on something super secret and I just want to get the tedious part done with all at once.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!!

Goose Egg

So the other day I got a phone call from the school that my kids go to. It was the school nurse notifying me of an owie that Lee acquired while at school. Apparently he tripped while outside and biffed it against a cement/brick pillar (or Lee says the cement playground) and gave himself quite the goose egg. Isn't that the gnarliest looking thing? I think it's the worst one he's gotten yet or that I've seen as of yet.

The nurse did warn me that it got big quick and the bruise was colorful! She wasn't kidding! The nurse said he didn't want to stay, all he wanted was a band aide and could he PLEASE go back outside and play? Love my kids!
I laughed when I got the call from the nurse, cause for most of Ian's Kindergarten year I think I got a call from the school nurse at least once a month or I got a piece of paper sent home. When we signed up Lee for Kindergarten Orientation we stopped by a table and she of course knew who we were long before I figured …

Secret Sister

OK so I'm involved in a mommy group called MOPS. Short for Mother's of this year they asked me to be on steering. So I agreed to be a DGL, a discussion group leader. They have asked me several times over the years and I have always said no because I've been pregnant...well I've ran out of reasons...the whole pregnant bit. So I agreed to do it. A nice treat that we get to do is have a Secret Sister. And my secret sister had my gift dropped off at my house. It was a recipe book for 50 easy uses with cake mixes. So I had Frank go through the book and find something he wanted to try. So he picked Black Forest Pudding Cake. So here it is, it was VERY easy! And I LOVE trying new things and then testing them on people, mostly my family.

So it takes 2 cans of cherry pie filling.Then you sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate called for semi-sweet but I used milk chocolate.Then you sprinkle the cake mix (dry, and yes this was confusing for me, but with some he…

Mary Mary, Quite Contrary...

How does your garden grow?

Well for as much as I thought I had a green thumb...I think I'm realizing I am not all that! This is hard for me...I know I can't grow or keep alive Aloe Vera...or African Violet plants, but other than that I'm good with everything else.

Until I decided to have a vegetable I am being tested. Tested beyond my means of mental will power! I am just baffled. I planted beans this year, and they did well. I also planted cucumbers, those died with in days of planting them. I planted Zucchini's the first batched died with in days also, so I bought another seed packet. This is my second go round with the zucchini..and as you can notice I have no zuch' have no idea how annoyed I am by this whole situation.
Cause not only did I plant Zucchini's I planted pumpkin and they were doing great until like a month ago and then all the sudden something went wrong. I don't know what. But I gave them some fertilizer and they seem to b…


Seamus O' Paulson and his family are MISSING!



That's it for right now...

Huskies did GREAT yesterday...have recorded the Seahawk game to watch later with the hubby. Go Seahawks! And in case anyone was/is wondering I'm kicking some tail on my Fantasy Football teams!

Seamus O'Paulson

Say hello to my little friend....

Actually he's not so little...please meet Seamus O' Paulson of Enumclaw, formerly of the O' Edgerton's of Marysville. He came to us by way of a toilet flushing...this guy is HUGE and you should meet the little lady he's with...she's not so little! She's as big as he is if not bigger, right now she's MIA and I'd just rather not think about where that might be. And yes I'm twitching as I'm writing this and my scalp is itching with the though...and we'll leave that at that!But wouldn't you know it, there's a mini O' Paulson, this little fella is a smaller version of his parents...and let me tell you these guys are sitting pretty and living in hog town! With the infestation we get every year of Crane flies (annoying bugs) they will get! *shiver*!
Anyway, this one is guarding the dish on our house, Seamus is guarding my flowers, and his mother is guarding the basketball hoop in the n…

Marky Mark and His Funky Self

So a few days ago I went and dropped some things off at Great Grandma and Great Grandpa's house and there was a surprise of sorts waiting there for us. Well not really, he was there to visit his grandparents and I just happen to call and find out.

Anyway, the gentleman sitting next to me...OK the tall the white shirt, his name is Mark. He is a cousin of Frank's and so by default the poor fella is related to me or I to him. Either way.

After he graduated from high school this young man joined the military...Army division. So since then he's been off doing his thing in Georgia first and then in Texas. For the last, oh I don't know, over a year I believe, he's been in Afghanistan/ Iraq (or both I don't remember) fighting. So it was a real pleasure getting to see him. I haven't seen him in 3 years, I think that is what I figured. He's been here but through different set of events I always missed seeing him. Either the kids were sick or the …


I have fruit flies swarming my house and I don't know why. I have no fruit outside of the fridge.I can't wait until the season premiers of several shows: Mentalist, CSI shows, Two and A Half Men...Ian had a great game this evening, it wasn't a waste of Frank's time!Eli is a personal garbage disposal...that's not goodI hate money and I hate that we have to have money to just make it I'm excited that MOPS is starting up (Mother's of Preschoolers)How do you get your kids to clean their rooms and keep them clean?I can't wait to see some babies here in the next few weeksI don't understand why some people choose to raise their kids the way they do...they aren't doing them any favors.Well I think that might be it for now. A sad post I know but right now we are still trying to get in the routine of things and I've got several million things going on right now. I can only hope my life will start slowing down...I hope.

Truth or Dare

Truth: I need to lose weight and get myself moving

Dare: How do I dare myself to do that? How do I bet back to this? I haven't found my trigger yet but I'm working on it, cause I'm tired of not looking like that. I want to be back into my nice new, SMALL clothes! Sigh...

I felt the need to be vulnerable...I don't know why but I went with it. This was February of long does a person get to use having a baby when that baby is almost 10 months old? I think I'm running out of time for that one...Sparky did a number on my body!

Baby Avery

This is my friend Amber...she just welcomed a new little boy to their family! I got to go visit with her and hold her wonderfully smelling young man! BABY RABIES! OH he smelled like heaven! He is a hefty little guy but that's how I like them! He was 10lbs 14 oz and 20 inches long! He and his mom are recovering just fine, both doing well nursing, tired but well!

Congratulations Amber! It will be fun to see him grow up with his two older brothers! Thanks for letting me come visit and more for sharing your new baby with me!

When things settle down for you and everyone adjusts, I'd love to get together again!

Labor Day

There is a gentleman in town whose house I look forward to passing by on Veterans Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4Th of July! And this is why...he pays such a wonderful tribute on these holidays! I want to know the story behind why he does this, I bet it's a good one! I know this is late but I finally remembered to bring my camera with me and took one while I drove by. I always get goosebumps when I see this!

Baby Noah

I don't have pictures but I want to say congrats to my good friend Shelly and her family for their newest little member to their family. His name is Noah Joseph and he's a cutie! He was born at 8pm tonight. He is 8lbs 110z and 20 inches long. I can't wait to meet this baby that was a long awaited child for this family!

Congrats Tim and Shelly!!!

Can't Breath!

OK the much anticipated review of seeing Bill Engval....the results are in. HYSTERICAL! A must see, even if you don't laugh you do get to watch a very handsome man walk around on stage! I have to say that where we stayed was alright but the Quinault Casino in or by Ocean Shores was much better. At that casino you felt like you lasted on a machine longer with your money. I felt like I lost my money too quick at Little Creek, not that I was expecting to keep it but I would and do like to last longer than 5 minutes. And at the Quinault the rooms were WAY nicer than Little Creek...and for the same price. But either way we had a good time! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard or when my stomach hurt so much! I couldn't breath through most of it and I walked out with a slight headache cause I laughed so hard and couldn't get enough oxygen to my pretty little head. But I cured that headache with a Blue Hawaiian drink...YUMMY!

This is our room...Here is Fra…

Super Hero's

Today was Dru's birthday party with Frank's family. I think he had a great time and was so excited for every little thing, from the cake to the soda this kid was on cloud nine! He just couldn't believe that it was all for him and that people were here for him. He was just wide eyed and thankful the whole time.

I love this outfit on Dru, he's your local wall crawler here to fight the bad guys that are constantly in our house doing naughty things! You just wouldn't believe the chaos those naughty bad guys can cause! Oma and Grandpa Jolly did great buying this gift for him...he loves it!What a handsome smile! I LOVE it! This was a cute cake! And just so you know DO NOT eat the red's horrible! And I only remembered that after I ate not eat Safeway's red frosting!!!!I hope you wished for something great Dru! He couldn't stand the wait, so he blew the candle out while we were still singing...He got one of those punching bags tha…

Kindergarten Rocks!

So here I am finally getting around to putting something out for Lee and his first day/s of Kindergarten. I say day/s cause he went on the first day of school but only for orientation and then 2 days later he officially started school. As a matter of fact I get to drop off money for him to go to all day Kindergarten...sheesh! Sometimes kids will bleed you dry! And I just love the people who say they are going to wait and have kids until they can afford them...HA! Just an FYI people that will NEVER happen!

Lee had a rough night the night before school, wondering about the what ifs'...what if someone hurts me? What if I don't know where I'm going? I don't remember my teachers name...those things. So I called the Great Grandparents and asked them if they would be ever so kind and come and stay with Dru and Eli while I followed the bus (that Ian and Lee ride) to the school and meet Lee there and walk with him to his classroom. So they graciously said they would co…