Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Karate Success






Jocelyn and Drake got their first promotion belts tonight. They both received their orange belts. And Jocelyn was a star in class when she demonstrated a perfect kick.

Friday, November 05, 2010

The slacker returns!








Life......moves fast. I stay so busy and have not taken the time for the blog. I do have brand new pictures so I will share a few here and now.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Is this a hint?

I received this twice today. Maybe it is a hint? No matter what, I got a HUGE kick out of it so I am sharing with all my friends.

13 Things PMS Stands For:


1. Pass My Shotgun

2. Psychotic Mood Shift

3. Perpetual Munching Spree


4. Puffy Mid-Section

5. People Make me Sick

6. Provide Me Sweets

7. Pardon My Sobbing

8. Pimples May Surface

9. Pass My Sweatpants

10. Pissy Mood Syndrome

11. Plainly
, Men Suck

12. Pack My Stuff


... and my favorite:

13. Potential Murder Suspect

Bet you wish you were visiting my house sometimes!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Highlights of January and February

Hello New Van.
Bye, bye old van.
Amanda!
Chris has finished about a third of the instruction manual for the Millennium Falcon. I'd say he has spent at least 20 hours so far on this project this year.
Doesn't she look excited? She likes to play at the park when she is done with her Soccer Games.
He's just cute, doncha think?
Rebecca playing offense. She scored a goal this day! Yeah, Rebecca!
He was so sad with big ole gator tears. Had to snap the shot of course!
You can see he is so done with mommy and her camera!
More Rebecca, she was exhausted after this game to the point of feeling sick.
Pinewood Derby! Had a great time!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

BLAH!

Life is just kinda plodding along right now. We are kind of breaking even with taxes which is at least tolerable. We start soccer on Saturday so life should get interesting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm not special, but pitty party anyway!!!!

So my van is done. Not sure what is wrong but it is not running in a manner which is safe. We were hoping to be able to replace it with a tax refund but unfortunately we are going to owe taxes this year. First time ever. Not sure what our plan is at this point because I can't add new daycare kids without buying a car but we can't buy a new car without replacing the kids I lost. Gotta love them double edged swords. I told Chris I should get an additional job besides the daycare but he says that he won't allow that because we would not see each other enough. I understand that and I am not dying to get a new job, but I am trying to be realistic. If this were all happening in April, it might be doable. Sorry to be dumping all this on everyone but I can't function without getting this off my chest and Chris is convinced we will be able to fix the van for $1000. And my gut is telling me it is going to be more. Not that it matters either way. I am feeling really kicked in the teeth right now.

We had hoped that 2010 was going to be a better year and it is off to a bad start. I am sure we will figure it out, but not sure exactly how. Chris has talked about borrowing out his 401 K and trying to pay cash for a vehicle but at the same time that means we lose $440 a month income (basically the car payment)

I know I am not special and that everyone has challenges. I guess in spite of our best efforts, we are still living beyond our means. And unfortunately I'm not sure where to trim. I find it funny that when we are being responsible and careful, and not indulging whims that we seem to do worse. Oh well off to finish taxes and see if I can at least make them break even. I found a couple of more receipts and I am going to clean out a couple of boxes and see if there are any I have missed.

I know that everyone else has so much going on but I feel better just getting it out. And if I didn't tell you what was going on, you'd feel left out! And now I am going to referee a fight between 4 year olds, life is glamorous.