Friday, January 29, 2010

Man Down

Our plan for today was to clean the house and get a hotel for tonight and start driving early tomorrow morning...like 2 or 3 AM. This morning we decided that instead of staying here all day wasting the day away we are going to start driving and when we get tired we will get a hotel. That way we don't have to do the whole trip tomorrow. I love the sound of that, here is the only problem with that.....

We have a Man down! Kobe is sick!!!!

He started last night with a low grade fever and huge amounts of drooling. I knew he wasn't feeling good with how bad he was drooling. He told me his tongue hurt and refused to drink or eat anything. I gave him Children's Motrin and he started to feel better. He ate a little bit and drank.

Then he wakes up this morning with a fever of 101.8 and he is feeling miserable! I made an appointment with the doctor for him though before he even woke up. His appointment is at 11:20 this morning. I hope my little man starts to feel better, it is so hard to be sick on a long road trip!

Tyrique and Markus were so excited to go to school this morning. Their last day of school here in Virginia Beach!!! They have said good bye to all their friends that live here in the neighborhood and are ready to go. They have a half of day of school today, that's perfect since we want to take off early today.

Well, the house is packed up. The only thing the guys need to do today, is put the beds in the truck. I got some cleaning done last night and I need to finish the last of it right now. In other words I need to get my butt off this computer and get started!!! So Adios!!! Next time I write on my beloved blog it will be in another state on my way to my new home!!! Good bye Virginia, hello Illinois!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Truck has arrived!!!

This morning Dewayne, Kobe and I went to the airport to pick up Delorian (Dewayne's cousin). Delorian is going to help us pack the stuff into the truck and drive it to Chicago. After picking up Delorian we went and picked up the UHAUL.

This is what it looks like in front of my home right now.

As of about an hour ago this is what the inside of the UHAUL looked like. The guys have put a whole bunch of more stuff in there since.
All of the big stuff has been put in the truck and no we are going to take the beds apart (I say we as if I am doing anything LOL) and put them in there. We are going to leave the mattresses on the floor for tonight and then put them in the truck in the morning (again I say we). After the guys are done putting the bed frames in the truck we are going to put the boxes in there and then I need to get cleaning. I want to do as much cleaning tonight as I can so I don't have to spend the whole day cleaning tomorrow.

Tomorrow I need to call housing and have them come do the final inspection which was originally planned for Monday morning. After we have handed our keys in we are going to check into a hotel for the night and then early Saturday morning we are heading out.

I am really excited to get to be a Princess during this move. Dewayne and Delorian are lifting everything and the only thing that I have been required to do is go to the store and get drinks and wrap the TV. Nice!!! I have never been able to do that before, I am always the one lifting all the heavy stuff!

Well I better get back to doing nothing :o) I will try to post tomorrow. Sorry that I do not have time to check your blogs. I will catch up when I get settled in....I PROMISE!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

United States of Boxes

I have mentioned before that my Husband Dewayne is the Mayor of Box City. Well today when I was talking to the Mayor he told me that he has been elected President of The United States of Boxes!!!

I proudly introduce you to President Dewayne and First Lady Helga

If you don't know what The United States of Boxes is then let me show...
Whatcha think??

I think I might be going insane living surrounded by boxes!! But I happily tell you that we are officially done!!! There is nothing left to do besides pack the moving truck and clean the house!!! I am so excited to be at this point. It is only 1:30 in the afternoon and there is nothing left for us to do!!

After the boys come home from school Dewayne and I are going to visit his cousin and his cousins wife at the hospital. They delivered a little baby boy late yesterday afternoon. His name is Jeremiah and he weighed 7 lbs 6 oz. I am so excited to go see him, I love babies :o)

Wordless Wednesday....sorta

During our last days here at our current home this is what we are doing.


Kobe sitting on the couch eating his breakfast...it is kinda hard to eat and suck on the Dudda (Binky) at the same time.
Maya sleeping on the couch....not too far from Kobe and his food.
And the never ending boxes all over the living room. By this time next week I will be unpacking all these boxes. Hopefully Sunday I will be starting that so I figure by Wednesday of next week I should be doing pretty good with the unpacking.
Our car is in the shop getting an oil change, tire balance and rotation and a tune up so we are stuck in the house most of the day. We are going to use the day wisely and finish as much as we can. We get the Moving truck in 25 hours so we don't have too much time left to finish the last of the house.

What are you doing today???

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kobe's new Club House

After I cleaned out the cabinets in the kitchen Kobe found himself a new Club House.

Plus, the chips are kept there! Can't beat that huh?
Mamma you wanna sit down?
Here is Kobe in his favorite cabinet with his bag of chips and Dudda (Binky).
Close the door Mamma!
Peek a boo!!

Kobe loves sitting in the cabinet and always tells me to close the door. He is so excited about his new spot and the poor thing is going to be really disappointed when we get to the new house and he is not allowed to sit in the cabinets.

What are you eating??

Kobe talks very well for a 2 year old, in fact he is actually pretty advanced. He can spell his name and count to 15. He can also count to 6 in Spanish and we are working on counting in Icelandic too. He knows a whole lot of shapes and we are working on colors. He loves to learn and I love to teach him :o) I am taking credit but I didn't teach him to count in Spanish, Dora did!!!

I taught him how to spell his name though. I had letters of his name on the wall and since he was tiny little I have sung him a song of his name before nap time and bed time. He caught on and figured out how to spell his name :o) I was pretty darn proud of that one :o)

Ok so as advance as my son is, he has some pretty cute ways of talking too. He has his own way of pronouncing some things. For example I was asking him earlier, what are you eating? His reply was

Popsicorn

Can you guess what that means???

It means Popcorn!!!

He also says

Clocklate milk

which means chocolate milk of course :o)


I remember when Tyrique was little he used to not be able to say his Ps. He used to say Fofer Fuff Girls. That mean Power Puff Girls. Also he used to say Funkin and that meant Pumpkin :o)

Markus wasn't able to pronounce Ks or Gs so he used to tell people his name was Maduuus Dabiel. That meant Markus Gabriel :o)

Do your children have something that they say a cute way?? If so tell me all about it, I would love to hear what your kids say/said.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Not me Monday....Last one in Virginia



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.

Let's start this Monday off by announcing that this is not my last Monday in Virginia!!!

This is not my last week in Virginia and I am not sad and super excited at the same time!!!

Kobe did not spill his lunch all over the floor and I did not let it stay there for the dog to eat. The dog is never allowed to eat people food so I would not ever let her eat something that fell on the floor.

We are not getting the moving truck on Thursday and leaving here on Saturday instead of Monday. Nope, not us!!!

I am not rushing to do the last minute things now because I have been really lazy all weekend!

I did not go to Bingo on Friday night at midnight and Bingo did not last until 3:30 AM! I was not super stressed out trying to keep up with the person calling out the numbers and I did not get light headed because I wasn't breathing from stress!!! Nope, definitely not me!!! I did not say that I will never to go to Bingo again because it was waaaay too stressful!!

I did not get up at the butt crack of dawn (7 AM) to take Markus to the doctors and Kobe to get some shots. I did not take Markus to the doctor to see if the doctor can give him anything for the ride to Chicago because Markus gets so car sick. I was not really disappointed to find out there is nothing they can give children under the age of 12 except Dramamine. Kobe did not scream bloody murder when he got his shots!!! He did not push me away and scream at the lady....nope, not my child. He then did not scream and cry until we got to the front desk where and the lady offered him a lolly pop. He did not act sweet as pie to her because she gave him candy. I am not bringing a lolly pop with me to the doctors from now on because Kobe was so good after he got it!

That's it for this edition. I don't know if I am going to be able to write a post next week for Not me! Monday but I can tell you one thing....next time I write a Not me! Monday post....it will be in Chicago :o) Have a great Monday everyone!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting to Know YOU 1/24/10


It's Sunday Fun day!!! Getting to know YOU is a blog carnival created by Keely over at Mann Land 5. All you have to do to play along is click on the button above and answer the questions on your blog :o) Have fun!


1. Waffles, pancakes or french toast?

Umm yumm....I like them all!!!

2. Dream home..What would it look like?

It would be big, bigger and biggest!!! Hahaha...I want a house that has at least 6 bedrooms, a theater room, a sound proof room for Dewayne to have his Drums and Piano, a huge craft room, a beautiful office/library and a master suite that has a sitting area as well as a gigantic walk in closet (preferably his and hers because Dewayne has so many clothes). I want to have a family room and living room, a huge eat in kitchen with a beautiful island and dining room. I want to have a screened in porch and a pool in the back yard for the boys.

But I need millions of dollars to keep this house going and to buy furniture for all that space :o) In reality...I would just like to buy a house to say that we have a house of our own :o)

3. Favorite sport to watch during the Winter Olympics?

Figure skating and skiing. I don't ever watch the Olympics though...sorry but they are boring to me :o)

4. The first word that comes to mind when describing yourself?

LOUD!!! I love to talk and I am loud!!!

5. Dresses, pants (jeans, leggings, etc.) or skirts?

It depends on the occasion but I am most often in jeans!

6. What is your favorite time of day?

My favorite time of day when spending time with the boys would be early evening when all the homework is done and we are all just hanging around being us. But my favorite time of the day for me is late evening when I get to have Dewayne to myself and we just cuddle and watch TV or talk.

7. Beach or Mountains..which do you prefer?

I don't want to choose!!! I love living near the beach, I have lived here by it for going on 4 years now and I LOVE it!!! In Iceland I loved looking at the mountains, it is such a beautiful sight. Iceland is surrounded by ocean though and I love that I can see the ocean and the mountains at the same time. If I had my choice I would choose to live with both :o)

8.Will you watch the Super Bowl?

Probably not! Since we will be in Chicago Dewayne will probably go to some male relatives house to watch the game so I will probably just stay home and unpack the house. My Mamma comes the next morning so I will be super excited at that point :o)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Locked Up

What do you do with your children when they are naughty???

We lock ours in a cage

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Your not coming out of there until you are ready to behave!!!

No, I am just kidding :o) Yesterday we bought a bigger cage for Maya and K0be thinks it is his to play in! He loves to cuddle in there with her blankie and it was so darn cute I had to take a picture to show the rest of you!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday :o)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Five Question Friday 1/22/2010

My Little Life

It's Friday and you know what that means?? That means that this is my second to last 5QF post living in Virginia :o) Yippy!!! Now back to the matter at hand...5QF is a blog carnival created by Mama M at My Little Life. If you want to play along just click on the button above and have fun!!


1. What is better, growing old with out money or dying young and wealthy?

Money can't buy you happiness!! I would rather be dirt poor and live to a ripe ol'age and watch my children grow up to be grandparents rather than die young with lots of money! What am I gonna do with all that money if I am dead??? I know for a fact that I would much rather have my Mamma rather than have all the money in the world and I know that my sons would feel the same way. Again...Money can't buy you happiness!!!

2.
Who takes out the garbage at your house?

Tyrique and sometimes Markus. If the two of them are no where to be found Dewayne takes it out for me and if none of the above mentioned gentlemen are at home....I either let the garbage sit there until they come home or reluctantly take it out myself :-0 That is one advantage to having a house full of boys!!

3.
Have you ever had the same dream many times?

Yes, when I was little I had the same nightmare over and over and over again. I don't remember all the details but I was running away from people and could never run fast enough and every time I tried to punch them to get them away from me, it felt like my punch was going slow motion and I hit them really softly. These scary people in my nightmares were talking really sslllllooooowwww. That bugs me more than anything else!

4.
Can you play a musical instrument?

Ummm.....No!!! When I was little I played the violin but I don't remember how to play it. I can play Mary had a little lamb on the piano :o) My better half can play the drums and the piano....he makes up for my shortcomings :o)

5. If you owned your own store, what would you sell?

I would sell homemade items! Dewayne has actually told me numerous times that I should open my own store. I just don't have the supply or time to get the supply to open one. Maybe if my Mamma and sister lived close by we could open one together :o)



MckLinky Blog Hop

Stupid People

I am now having a really bad day because of a stupid person! A stupid neighbor to be exact! She and I just got into a screaming match because she keeps sticking her nose in where it does not belong. She has caused a lot of drama in the almost 2 years that she has lived next door to me. The drama was not always between her and I, most of the time it was with her and her husband and she just happened to involve half the neighborhood every time.

Me and her have gotten into it twice before (what I mean by getting into it is...just arguing or yelling at each other). I decided a long time ago that I was not going to let that woman get to me again, I was doing good......until today. She made a comment that just set me off and I told her what I think of her...in not a very nice way :-0

I am mad at myself for allowing her to get the best of me. I should have just walked away and ignored her but I didn't. I yelled and called her bad names.....I stooped to my all time low!

I don't want to be the kind of person who goes off on other people. I want to be the person that walks away and brushes it off when people are nasty. I always feel like I have to defend everything and everyone! Next time I am going to walk away...wait a minute! There will never be a next time!!!!!

Sorry, I had to get that off my chest! I hope you all had a better day. Mine started off so great, went shopping and had a lunch date with Dewayne and Kobe. Then did a little more shopping and came home to my Box City. Oh well, now I am going to go lay in bed and watch TV. It's Thursday and that means that Greys Anatomy (I have been spelling that wrong all this time and no one told me) and Private Practice are coming on :o)

Have a great night everyone!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....kinda

These pictures were taken a few months ago but they are so cute that I had to share.

Dewayne and I pushed the two couches together and had a movie night downstairs. Maya got jealous that she wasn't invited and made herself at home....on my pillow!


I was just pretending to be asleep. See in the picture below I couldn't keep a straight face anymore :o)

Isn't she just the cutest doggy ever?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Truthful Tuesdays and Toot Your Horn Tuesday


It's time for Truthful Tuesdays, a blog carnival created by Elizabeth over at Confessions from a working Mom. Click on the button above to play along and read everyone else's answers.

This weeks question is....
How has motherhood taught you to let go?

Before I had children I had a tiny little perfect body. Now after all my sons I have a stretched out, drooping, not so tiny and perfect body. It took me a long time to accept the stretch marks that are covering about 80% of my body. I have worse stretch marks than anyone I have ever seen and after my first two sons were born the stretch marks bothered me so much. I used to hide them and never want to wear shorts or clothes where you could see my stretch marks.

One day I realized that God made me this way and I need to be happy with who I am and make the best of it. Now, the stretch marks are still there and they are still just as bad as they were before but, they don't bother me anymore. I wear shorts, low cut shirts, skirts and anything else that I want to wear and I don't think twice about the stretch marks.


MckLinky Blog Hop



Toot Your Horn Tuesday is a blog carnival created by Leah at A Silly Little Sparrow. If you want to Toot your horn along with the rest of us just click the button above.

I want to Toot about the great Christmas deals I found this morning at Kmart. I bought Christmas cards for $.35-55 a pack. I got ribbons and bows for around $.40 per pack. I got gift boxes for less than $.50 for 15 of them. I also got some presents for next Christmas for super cheap. I bought some coffee mug gift packs. I am so excited about these deals that I got :o)


29 Random things about me on My Birthday

Today is my 29th Birthday and I am going to write 29 Random facts about myself to celebrate the day! I got this idea from Laura at The Bignell Family, she did this for her Birthday last Friday.


1. I am the biggest Mamma's girl you will ever meet!

2. My dream is to adopt a little girl one day. I have been bugging my husband about this a lot lately. I made the mistake of getting my tubes tied when I had Kobe (I pretty much had to for medical reasons but I am still upset about it).

3. Before meeting my husband I had been a single mother of my two oldest sons for 5 years. During those 5 years I bought my own house and brand new car (two things I am very proud of).

4. I love to read...I am the biggest book worm you will ever meet. Books are my friends :o)

5. I have a thing for clean bathrooms. I hate dirty bathrooms and I am always cleaning my bathrooms.

6. I moved to the states in 1991 and my first year of American school I won the spelling bee for my grade.

7. I love Baskets...especially Longaberger Baskets.

8. My favorite colors are Pink and Olive Green.

9. I love having clean sheets on my bed, I think it is nasty when people sit on my bed in their dirty clothing that they have been wearing all day. To be honest, I don't like for anyone to be on my bed.

10. I love Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea Hand Soap. It is one of my indulgence, I always have it in my bathrooms.

11. I am a very bubbly person, even if I am hurting or feeling sad I will always smile and act as if there is nothing wrong.

12. I always dreamt of writing a book.

13. I buy things that I know are not my style and give them to someone else (most of the time it is something that I know my Mamma or my sister will like).

14. My favorite perfume is Escada Magnetism.

15. I used to want to be a lawyer when I was younger, now I want to be a nurse.

16. I was homeschooled for 3 years when I was a teenager.

17. I am scared of getting electrocuted and hate plugging things in.

18. My first job besides baby sitting was working at Burger King.

19. I am a very emotional person, meaning I cry A LOT!!!! Commercials, movies, books, my children and husband...they all make me cry.

20. I loathe grocery shopping and try to do is as seldom as possible.

21. I am the oldest of 4 sisters (no brothers).

22. I was a military brat.

23. I spent 2 months in Bahrain in 2005.

24. I am extremely claustrophobic and I am scared of heights (I wasn't as a child but I seem to be getting worse with age).

25. Even though I am claustrophobic, I love to fly. I just have to be able to see outside and I can not think about the fact that I can't get off the plane if I need to.

26. I have lived in 3 different countries.

27. I have lived in 3 different states and am moving to my 4th state.

28. I have a really bad temper. If you do something to hurt my family or friends....watch out!!!

29. I'm scared to death of bugs (I can't sleep if I start to think there may be a bug somewhere in the room) but I am not scared of mice.

Taking the day off

I am not taking the day off from blogging :o)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Getting to know YOU 1/17/10



It's Sunday and that means it's time for Getting to know YOU. Keely over at Mann Land 5 came up with this great way of getting to know each other, if you want to participate just click on the button above and have fun!!!

Here are today's questions...

1. Hair color..Au naturale..or not?

My hair color is blonde but I have blonder highlights in my hair. I think my hair looks blah without having some variety to it!!!

2. If somebody has food in their teeth or lipstick on their teeth do you tell them?

Yes!! This is actually a little bit of a pet peeve of mine. I hate it when no one tells me if I have something in my teeth because I always tell someone if they do. I know how embarrassing it is to go the whole afternoon or night with something in my teeth or toilet paper stuck to my shoe! How do you not tell someone that they are trailing half a roll of Charmin behind them??? Or worse yet, tucked into their pants!!!

3. Would you rather have a million dollars or your vision of the perfect body?

A million dollars please!! I can buy whatever body I want to if I have a million dollars :o)

4. Favorite magazine?

I really don't have a favorite magazine. I read People if I am in the check out or at the doctors office. I get Better Homes and Gardens sent to the house (it was free for a year). But I don't really have a favorite.

5. Bra style..lacey or plain?

Both!!! I love to have pretty bras in every color and I like them to look pretty!

6. If you walked into Victoria's Secret..would you most likely come out with something sexy or comfy?

I would have to say sexy because I buy my bras and panties at VS and not clothing.

7. Do you fake and bake?

I do not go tanning right now but I have gone before. Last summer I went tanning to get my base coat so I wouldn't burn. I have to say that last summer I had a better tan than I have ever had before :o)

8. What's your favorite body part on a man?

I love Dewayne's eyes and his smile. Oooh he does have some crazy sexy lips too and his stomach is to die for. How can he still have an 8 pack after 4 kids?? Oh yeah, he didn't get fat and pregnant! Ok but you get the point though right? I don't think I can pick one part of Dewayne that I like best. I love all of him :o)

New Baby and lots of fears and tears

Today my cousin Sylvia and her husband Guðni became parents to their beautiful new son. He came into this world weighing in at over 8 lbs and was just shy of 21 inches. I am so happy for them and I am so proud of both of them. They have been waiting for this little Prince's arrival for a long time.

My cousin Sylvia is like my little sister. We were all raised together (our Mamma's are sisters), her and my sister have always been the best of friends. I am so sad not to be there for the birth of her first child! I am having such a hard time with all of this today. I am homesick like you would not believe. I have been crying all morning thinking of the fact that I will always miss all of the things that happen because I live an ocean away!

I will never be there for the pregnancies, births, weddings, birthdays, deaths, sicknesses or anything else! What if something happens to my family? I am in a different country and will struggle to get home to them. What if something happens to me? How is my family going to know??? Will Dewayne know how to contact them? What if something happens to him too?? How will my Mamma find out that something happened to me?? Who is going to take care of my children???

My Aunt Sharla is the only family I have here in The States. Yes, I have Dewayne's family...I know! But I am talking about my family! They are who I grew up with and they are who I know. I have never lived near Dewayne's family and don't know them that well. I will get to know them when I move to Chicago. It's not the same thing! Sharla and I are the only family we each have and my move to Chicago takes me further away from her. It hurts to know that I am so far away from her. What if something happens to her? Who is going to call me and let me know??? Who is going to take care of her till I get there???

Sorry! I am just having a little mini crisis here worrying about the what ifs! I think this is just the fear of moving that are taking over. I love Virginia and it scares me to move away to a whole new place where I have no clue where anything is and where I have no friends.

Ok, I will stop now! I need to go cry in a corner now.

Enjoying the good life

My husband has been in Chicago for the last 10 days and he came home last night. We have been enjoying the good life and just laying around watching TV all day. We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner and besides driving my neighbor to the store, I haven't done anything :o)

This is really nice after all the craziness we have been going through for the last few weeks.

I am going to get back on the couch to watch Mercy on Hulu.com. I am loving this website, we are going to be using it quite a bit until we move since we have no cable.

Have a great night everyone!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Five Question Friday 1/15/2010

My Little Life

Yippy!!! It's Friday and this week that means that my Husband finally comes back home (what is our home for the next two weeks) and we get to play along with 5QF. 5QF is a blog carnival created by Mama M over at My Little Life. We would all love it if you played along since Mama M has promised us a Giveaway if there are more than 100 people playing along this week. All you have to do is click here or on the button above to play along. Have fun!!!

Now on to the questions....

1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager?

I think the worst thing was that I got pregnant as a teenager. I never was really a trouble maker, just sexually active :-O

I got pregnant with my oldest son at 15 and less than a month after turning 16 gave birth naturally to a 10 lb 15 oz Big Bundle of Joy. Tyrique changed my life and it was all for the better. If I had to do it all over again, I would have waited until I had finished college and was rich and married. But you know what? Then I would not be the person I am today and I wouldn't have what I have today....my other 3 sons and husband!!!

2.
Are you a morning person or a night person?

What's morning??? I thought it was only Noon, Evening and Night!!!

I am a night owl for sure. I have never been a morning person and if I have my choice I would stay up all night and sleep the morning away. My kids are all like me and I love it! I don't know what I would do if I had a baby that would wake up for the day at 6 AM (that's the middle of the night for me). Dewayne is a morning person though so I guess I could just hand off the baby to him :o)

3.
Are you a one-handed or a two-handed Texter?

Two handed most of the time. If I am doing something else I can text with one hand but I prefer two. I have a full keyboard on my phone and I am used to typing with two hands, so it makes it easier to text with two too.

4.
Democrat, Republican, or Independent..or maybe even Green Party (whatever that is).

I think I am Democrat for the most part. I don't really know though, I am more for the person and not for the political party. I want someone who believes in the things that I believe and I want someone who is going to do the things they promise to us when we elect them!

5.
Are you a pet person?

For the most part, yes! It depends on the pet though. I love my little girl but I don't like touching other peoples animals unless I know that the animal is clean and doesn't have fleas or something. I say that because I was helping a neighbor catch her dog who got out of the yard and when I caught the dog she was infested with fleas and now I don't want to touch the dog or the owner and her kids. I think that is disgusting!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sneak Peek

Do you want to see a little Sneak Peek of the house we are going to be living in?

I thought so :o)

I'm nosey like that too LOL.

This is a picture of the closet in Kobe's room. Those awful curtains will be taken down as soon as I get my hand on them.
This is the main bathroom. It is kind of dark in there but with my light colored shower curtain and accessories I am sure it will look a million times better.

By the way, don't you just love the shell shaped sink...LOL!!!
Now, I think this is the living room but it might be the master bedroom. I guess I will find out the answer when I get there :o)
So what do you think??? I like it! I think it needs a lot of TLC and some updating but those are easy fixes. I am getting really excited about seeing it for myself and arranging my furniture there.

I have been kicking butt today packing. There is not much left to pack and all the things that are left are so hard to pack...don't know if I should wait to pack it till later or what box is this going to fit into. I am almost completely finished with my kitchen. I have a box that is half full and I am just trying to fill it but there is really nothing left in the kitchen to pack.

Markus's room is done now except I have to go through his shoes...that's easy. When Tyrique gets home from school today we are going to do his room. The main thing in his room is we have to go through his clothes.

Kobe's room has been done for a long time now so there is nothing there to do. I have to do the bathrooms and the only thing that is left there is just the shower curtains and the nice towels that are just for decoration. That will only take a few minutes.

I wish I could just pack up the truck today and get to Chicago and get this move over with. The drive out there is the part that I am not looking forward to. I have to drive our truck alone with the three boys and Maya. This is not going to be fun :o(

I have made an appointment with Markus's doctor so I can get something for him to take before we drive because he gets so motion sick that he throws up the whole trip. I have tried all kinds of store bought meds to give him for motion sickness and nothing works so I am hoping the doc has something clever up his sleeve. Tyrique gets pretty motion sick too so I will just give him whatever the doc gives Markus but Tyrique is not as bad as his brother. Thank goodness, otherwise I would be in trouble.

Ok enough rambling for now, back to packing I go. I know you all have to be tired of hearing about my packing by now. Sorry, it is what my life revolves around right now. I am really tired of it too :o) When I get settled in, I will have lots of fun stuff to write about...you know, about unpacking and stuff LOL!!!

Dog for Sale

Pure bred female Boxer for sale. Beautiful markings with brindle down her back and sides.

Did that picture sell you? Yeah, it worked on us too. She was so tiny and perfect and cute.


Now she is almost 9 months old and she is a little bit naughty, getting big and well, she is still so darn cute!

Back to my ad...

New owner must have large fenced in yard...this little girl has some major energy that she must get out of her system every day.

New owner must LOVE walking her as many times as new owner can handle in one day...minimum of 4 walks per day!!

New owner must not like their yard because this pretty little girl will dig endless holes in the yard looking for buried treasure.

New owner must have at least 3 boys for her to play with. The boys must have endless energy and the youngest child must wrestle with her anytime she wants. Youngest child must also bite her on a regular basis to show her that if she ever bites...it will hurt. Let the youngest sons biting be a lesson for the dog.


New owners above mentioned sons must share their food with her and lie to their parents when asked if they shared the food with the dog.

New owners must have lots of toys for her to chew on and not get mad when she chews toys that do not belong to her.

New owners must have lots of patients because even though this pretty little girl is almost 9 months old she still has accidents on a regular basis.

New owner Mommy must be from Iceland and talk Icelandic to the dog on a regular basis.

New owners must be forgiving, she likes to get in to things she is not allowed to get into.

New owners must love her as much as we do, despite all of the above mentioned flaws. Some people call that Personality others say she has a Fun Spirit.

New owners must be us. I could never get rid of this dog. I love her to pieces, even if she is driving me insane these last few days.





She so cute and she loves us just as much as we love her :o)


***This dog is not for sale, this was just a joke***

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Great News...Great Day

At noon today I had a meeting with Tyrique's school in regards to his evaluation that they did in December. I got some wonderful news from his school that I have been hoping and praying for...Tyrique is going to be placed in 7th grade within the next few days. If you have not read about Tyrique's story, you can click here to read what I wrote.

Anyway, Tyrique will be placed in a seclusion classroom for math, that means that there will be two teachers to every 5 students. He will go to inclusion classrooms for the rest of his classes, that means that there are 2 teachers in a regular size classroom. The Assistant Principle that is now in charge of The Special Education program is awesome and he said that he does not believe in retaining children, he said it makes children feel like they are not good enough. I agree with him 100% and I am so relieved to get someone who has the children's best interest at heart and not what is best for the school and everyone else.

I am so excited and I am so proud of myself for being such a great advocate for my children. This is a fight that I have been fighting for 4 school years and I finally won, it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears but it was worth it.

Now on to new number 2 for the day!!! Dewayne has found a house for us to rent in Illinois. We will get to move in the day we arrive there and from the pictures and everything Dewayne has told me about the place, it sounds and looks great. The landlord said we can paint and do whatever we want to make the place feel more like home. I love it :o) I am so proud of my husband for finding us a home. I can't wait to see it for myself but I did see a lot of pictures and it looks good. I can't wait for my Mamma to come visit and help me make curtains for the whole house :o) Mamma come visit me soon, I will be there by February 2nd and you can come at anytime after that :o)

That is it for exciting news for me...oh no, wait!!! I just remembered one more thing! My next door neighbor came over last night with some sort of antenna and now I have 6 channels to watch on my TV :o) I can watch The Biggest Loser tonight and I can watch Gray's Anatomy and Private Practice on Thursday. Yippy!!!

I made Sloppy Joes for dinner tonight and the best part is, they were made from scratch!!! I will have to share my recipe at some later date, they turned out so good and they were so easy to make. The boys told me that they were better than Manwhich, which is their favorite. Ok off to put the baby to bed. Good night everyone.