Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson...

I wasn't a huge fan, honestlly I thought he was a bit strange...but really it is still sad that he died today. I mean really my age group and the older generations grew up listening to his music. He was only 50 years old. My dad was only 53 when he died and that is sooooo young. Then my mom told me this morning that Farrah Fosset (sp) died this morning too. Her colon cancer got the best of her. That is so sad too. She was only 62 years old.
Sad times.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

No Energy

I have never felt like this before. I have no stinking energy lately. I am usually the type that was awake by 6am everyday and in bed by 10 or 11pm. Now I can't seem to keep my eyes open before 8 am. Then I am usually dosing off several times a day, and ready for bed by 9pm. Darn this pregnancy is so different from both the other ones. Honestly my gut says it is a girl...but really we will just have to wait and see. I go to my OBGYN on Tuesday June 30th at 10:00 am. But I still won't be far enough along to see if it is a boy or a girl. I am thinking the end of August will be around the time I am 20 weeks, and they say that is the best time to be able to tell. So hopefully it will go well. I knew at 12 weeks with Jacob, because I had to have the amnio, and then I knew when I was about 6 or 7 months with Caleb.
So I finally even had the energy to scrapbook some yesterday. I will photograph that today and share it...

I'm feeling the urg to scrapbook again right now, so I am going to get up and head to my desk before the urg goes away. lol.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Do you give to Charity?

I have never really given to charity of any kind. I always say I am going to donate something, but it just never works out. Well not this time. I just went through ALL the babies old clothes. WOW...there was so much. There is 6 black trash bags and 2 white trash bags FULL of clothes.
About 2 weeks ago my mom mentioned this lady from their church that is involved with an orphanage in another country (I want to say Afghanistan???) and they are in desperate need of childrens clothes. I told my mom I would go through all the old baby clothes we have and I would donate some. Well I thought there would be more that I wanted to keep honestly. Well I only kept maybe a grocery bag size pile worth and the rest I am donating. I was originally going to go through it for whenever we have a garage sale, but honestly I would much rather go to a place like that where it is desperately needed. I know it will go to great use. There are clothes from sizes newborn to 2T. There are summer and winter, pants and shorts, pajamas, jackets, sweatshirts, swim trunks, shoes and slippers, mittens and winter hats.

My mom is probably going to come by tomorrow and pick it all up and take it to the lady at their church on Sunday.
It really makes me feel good to know it is going to somewhere like that.
I thought it would be hard to get rid of all those baby clothes, but it was so much easier that I thought it was going to be. I kept a few things, just in case we do have a boy, but not much at all. I said if we do end up having another boy, I will just buy new stuff. But hopefully we will have a girl.

So off to scrapbook now.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Photography site.

Check out my photography site. I am going to be updating it soon with alot of pictures. I have been neglecting it, but it is so time consuming to edit all those pictures and then upload them to the site...but I am going to do it.
So I would love to recieve any comments on any of the photos. I have indeed taken all of them myself. I would love to start a photography business one day. Many people actually asked me how I was going to take my own wedding photos.... lol. Wish I could have really!
Anyways here is the site... MANTOOTH MEMORIES . Leave a comment if you stop by, I would love to hear what you think.

I always forget

how much work it is to change the look of the blog. I have to add in each blog link on the sidebars individually. Man it takes forever. What I do first is save each of the links on the computer. Then as I add each one in I have to go delete it from the computer. It takes forever. Glad I am done with it. Now weather I decide I really do like this look or not, I am not changing it for a long time. lol.
Off to clean up around the house and then sit down to scrap again...maybe????
I also need to make a list of some of the things we need tomorrow. Fridays that Jacob gets paid are our busy errand day. We have to pay rent, and we need some groceries, and some Target stuff like laundry soap...good thing I was all caught up when we ran out yesterday. I have a few other bills to pay...yuck.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Girl crib bedding

So I have already found the girl crib bedding that I really want ... if it does turn out to be a girl.

It is the Cotton Tale Lizzie Collection from Target. Although I did find it at a few other places as well. I totally just fell in love with it the second I saw it. Jacob said he really likes it too. Our crib won't be white, but a light pine color, which will still look good with it. I love turqouise and green and orange together, and just add that pink and I was in love with it at first site. :)

I guess I should just wait to find out if it is for sure a girl or a boy, but I can't help it.

So all the kids are not feeling so hot yesterday and today. It is this stupid strange weather. Hot to cold, to windy and then hot again. With a little rain, hale and thunder storms mixed in there as well. They all have stuffed up noses and can't breathe. Poor things. We didn't go anywhere yesterday or today because I don't want any of them to get any sicker. We have some errands to run on Friday so I hope that it clears up...even though I hear on the news it was supposed to be like this until next week.

Well hoping I can go get some scrapbooking done tonight. HOPE is the key word. My engery level lately is somewhere in the major lacking department. I am usually awake and out of bed no later than 6:30-7:00 am. Lately I can't keep my eyes open before 9 or 9:30. I am never like that and it makes me so mad...but I go to bed earlier and I am just the same. I think it is this is draining the energy right out of me. Oh well that is ok....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photo Heavy Post

Because I am feeling lazy tonight, these photos are in no particular order. So here we go....

Caleb on his actual birthday. He is eating his cupcake that we made for just us on that night. I think him and Jacob both just licked off the icing. lol.
Here are all 4 of my boys on Caleb's birthday. Nice glare from the flash in those stupid mirrors in our living room. Look at all those little hand prints as well. :)

This was Caleb's actual birthday as well. My mom takes each of the kids on a date on their birthday, and since Caleb was still young, we decided that we all needed to go. LOL. So we went to Chuck E Cheese. Here are Jacob and Caleb in one of the rides.

Caleb on the merry go round.

Mommy and Caleb. Yuck on my but Caleb looks so cute.

This was at his party. He was pulling those clothes out and handing them all to me. He got so many clothes. He got 14 outfits. That is great though because he really needed clothes.
This was the decorations at his party.

Blowing out his candles.

Cupcakes and cupcake topers.

This is the glass hutch. This is all full with all the glass stuff.
This was today. I took a few photos of Caleb for his 2nd birthday photo shoot. Which reminds me I still need to do Marcus' 13 th birthday photo shoot. I know the lighting isn't great on this one, but I got it quick and haven't edited it yet.
We added two new pets to our family the other night. Two kittens. The kids love them. Here is Caleb holding the white and grey one.
Here are all the kids with both cats. One is white and grey and the other one is all black. I think we are going to name the all black one Midnight.
Here is the all black one.

Here is the other one.
So I haven't scrapped since before Caleb's party. Hopefully this week I can get something done. I need to make some birthday cards for a few people this week as well. Oh and an anniversary card for my brother and his wife. They just had their one year anniversary this past weekend.
Off to watch some recorded General Hospital and Jon and Kate Plus 8 and CSI. :)

SO GUESS WHAT.............

WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are hoping for a girl, but will be just as pleased with a boy as well.
I went to the doctor today and it was confirmed, even though I was positive I was.
My due date is January 21, 2010.
I am 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant.
Jacob is excited too.
This is FOR SURE the very last child we will be having no matter what. One of is getting fixed so we cannot have any more children.
I am so excited.
I only went to my primary doctor today, and they sent over a referral to the OBGYN that delivered Caleb and my doctor wants me to get in to see him as soon as possible. Both my pregnancies were high risk, and my blood pressure was high today so she wants me in as soon as I can get in.
I have known for about a month, but it seems so much more real now that the doctor officially confirmed it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Birthday Boy Caleb

I cannot even believe that my little guy is 2 years old today. WOW. He amazes me each and everyday. He is so silly, so mean and yet so loving at the same time. He loves to play with brothers, but loves to play by himself as well. He is so smart. He is such a dare devil. He is a bruiser that is for sure.
I am going to make pancakes right now, and then we are going to Chuck E Cheese with my mom for lunch. Then we will have a nice family dinner of spagetti and meatballs, garlic bread and salad for dinner. I am going to make cupcakes for us today as well. :)
Happy Birthday my Little Man!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ok, finally sharing the layouts

I am finally going to share some of those layouts I have been working on lately. Some of them need journaling still, but just haven't gotten to that yet.

This was my thirft store finds the other day. I got the black metal tin thing half off 2.50. The large glass bowl for 4.00, the small flat glass bowl for 3.00, the other glass thing for 1.50 and the picture frame for 1.99. The picture frame made me mad though. I got it for 1.99, but today when I took the thing apart to spray paint it black I saw that it came from the dollar store. So I actually paid more than it was even worth. Oh well....
All the glass pieces are looking so good on my cabinet. I found some more glass stuff around the house so it is filling up nicely. One of the glass mugs was my dads and it is from Germany, from when he was stationed there in the Army. It was fun to be able to put that out there. I will have to take a picture of it getting so full now.
We did a little yard work in the front yard today. I put down 2 bags of bark in the smaller planter, planted my new plants that I bought yesterday in my two pots and pulled some weeds. It looks much better already. I have to be honest and have neglected the front yard lately. Ever since the owners put in rocks and took out the grass, I have not liked our front yard. But I figured until we move, this is what we have. And besides with the wind it was starting to blow trash in our yard and it was looking like crap. I had great intentions of coming inside and cleaning the entire house as well... That didn't happen. I remade our bed with new sheets, and am waiting for the comforter to dry. I switched some laundry, and loaded the dishwasher and started that.
Thinking I am going to get dinner started soon. We are having bbq steak, baked potatoes, and salad. Maybe some white chedder noodles too, but I am not sure yet.
Working on some stuff for Caleb's birthday party too so I haven't had time to scrapbook any in the last few days, and I probably won't until after the party is over. Tomorrow we have to go to CHOLA (Children's Hospital of Los Angeles) for some tests they need to do on little Jacob before his foot surgery. They are going to hook him up to some wires, and then study the way he walks. This will help them determine exactly how they need to address his issues, and see which way they need to rotate his hip bones. His hip bones have compensated him in his walking, so that is another issue he has. So hopefully we can get this surgery done with soon and give him time to heal all better.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June? Already?

Tell me it isn't true. It is June already? WOW. What crosses my mind first is that now it means that Christmas is only 6 months away. AHHH. I have started shopping, but now I really need to get my shop on. lol. I have some ideas on what we are going to get the kids, but nothing definate yet. For my moms side of the family we are making gifts again. I had this idea to put together a magnet board or cork board and a white board and frame it. Well I found a framed cork and white board at Target for $13.00. Ok I couldn't even make it for that price. The frame is black, and if I wanted a different color, I am just going to paint it. Then on top I am going to add a name, or some initials, or a word of some kind. Then I am going to attatch a ribbon to hang it from. So I need to start getting on those. I think I might stop at Target today and pick up one to play around with. I need to go to Michaels today anyways, so I will pick up some letters to attatch to the top.
For Jacobs side of the family we usually draw names, but who knows how that is going to go this year.....we probably won't be doing anything with them this year.
For Jacob and the kids I am thinking...
Little Jacob.... I am thinking a kid computer. They have some at Toys R Us or Target usually for like $20.00 or so. It is a learning computer with games and stuff like that.
Caleb....I was thinking maybe the same thing with the computer for Caleb. Depends on the age of thing.
Daddy Jacob....I am thinking about something like a turkey fryer. He has always wanted one, but it is just something we have never gotten. So I thought that would be a fun thing to have. It can go with our 2 bbq's. Then I can get him a big huge thing of oil to go with it as well.

Then there are the usual things I always get for Jacob and the kids. Every year they all get socks and underwear. We grew up getting that kind of stuff and I always do it for the kids as well. Then everyone usually gets a calender. I don't know why but my favorite thing to buy are the stocking stuffers. I have so much fun finding the perfect little things to put in their stockings. Each of the kids have 2 there is a good amount of room to fill up. I mean most of it is pretty cheap stuff, but not junk at the same time. There is usually candy, and candy canes in there, oh and the ornament that I make each of them for that year. This year I want to put a fast food restaurant gift card in their stockings too. I had the idea for last year, but just never got around to actually getting them. I was thinking about 2 different $5.00 gift cards. Not that $5.00 will even buy a meal anymore these days, but I just thought it would be a fun little thing. So far this year I have gotten each of the kids a battery operated toothbrush for the stockings. I don't remember what else I have, but know I have gotten a few things. Really I don't have much shopping done. I got an outfit for Jacobs neice and a long sleeve shirt for little Jacob and 2 long sleeve shirts for Caleb. That is it so far. Like I said I really need to get on the ball now.

We have some more errands to get done today, but I want to get them done early so we can come home and I can get some stuff done around here.

omg...little Jacob just made me breakfast. A broken hot dog bun with a cold hot dog with ketchup. And he brought me a capri sun to go with it. sweet. He made the same thing for Caleb as well. Man my little guy is growing up so fast. If we had milk he probably would have gotten into the milk and cereal too. :)