Monday, December 29, 2008

Call me flighty!

Ok so most of you who were invited to view my blog know why I orginally went private...some people are just punks (I'm praying for them).

Every time I've come to my blog in the last two days I'd say "hmm...not really anything to write that these people don't already know about," and I'd move along to some other activity. So I'm revoking my previous overreactive, fear driven, hole digging, blog securing and making it public again...whatever that means.

I know that God has called my husband and I to minister to our community and it's going to mean talking to people like the guys that prank called me the other night. It's not just going to mean talking to them, it's going to mean meeting them, ministering to them, praying for them, fellowshipping with them, and even loving them. It's going to mean putting my fears aside and trusting that I have a mighty awesome powerful God who does not allow one moment of life to happen without his knowledge.

Thanks for understanding my little moment!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

I must say I do like this little number. It is perfect for the weather we have around here this time of year. I like that the apron is a piece all it self and that it could serve more than just kitchenware. So link up and get a chance at it for yourself.

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Happy Really Fun Happy Really Fun Joyful Happy Really Fun Joyful Blessed
Happy Really Fun Joyfully Blessed Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Twas two nights before Christmas and all through the house,
many creatures were stirring not just one little mouse;

Their poop was strewn round the floor without care,
in hopes of the meal they soon would find there.

The children were screaming and ran for their beds,
While visions of Hantavirus danced in their heads;

And Dave in his boxers, and I with a bat,
Had just settled down to wait the attack,

When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the barracade to see what was the matter.

Away to the kitchen I flew like a flash,
Tore open the door and threw up the trash.

The light on the door of the fresh baited trap
Gave the lustre of carrnage to objects entrapped,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a tiny young mouse, his eyes full of fear,

With a little black nose, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be quite sick.

More rapid than sneezing I made up my mind,
And I whistled, and shouted, and rejoiced at my find;

"We've caught one! We've got him! now, one less to spite!
Come on now! Let's go now! Take him out this cold night!

To the top of the lane! Throw him over the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As tumbleweeds that before the wild tornado fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the highway our tahoe we drove,
With the trap full of mice, and some bugs we suppose.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard in the trap
The squeaking and squealing of each little rat.

As I reached down my hand, and was picking them up,
I knew all they wanted was on something to sup.

They were dressed all in fur, from their head to their feet,
And their eyes were all round and cute when they squeaked;

A bundle of fleas they had stuck on their back,
And they looked like small rodents all brown and all black.

Their eyes -- how they twinkled! Their feet oh how tiny!
Their cheeks were like fur balls, their noses so shinny!

Their droll little mouths were drawn up, teeth protruding,
And the whiskers on their cheeks were twitching and moving;

The stump of a seed they held tight in their teeth,
And the smell of them encircled the car like a wreath;

They had pointed faces and little round bellies,
That shook, as they coward like bowls of jelly.

They were chubby and plump, a right jolly old bunch,
And I laughed when I saw them, in spite of my hunch;

A wink of their eyes and a twist of their heads,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

They spoke not a word, but went straight out the trap,
And bounced down the road; and didn't look back,

And taking my fingers off of my nose,
And giving a sigh, my spirits had rose;

I sprang to the tahoe, to my family gave a whistle,
And away we all drove like the down of a thistle.

And I heard Dave exclaim, ere we drove out of sight,
"Good riddens their gone or at least for tonight."

Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Me Monday!

1. I am not totally looking forward to Christmas but not wanting it to come too quickly so it doesn't go away.

2. I did not start making Pajama pants for my bro for Christmas only to have them come out looking like clown pants.

3. I am not going to eat a piece of leftover birthday cake for breakfast.

4. I did not cut off a contaminated piece of said birthday cake (that the dog licked) and proceed to frost over the part I cut off yesterday.

I know I did some really funny stuff this week but I can't for the life of me remember what I did...if I remember I'll update later.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

I think the mice are poisioning me. They carry a nasty disease called Hantavirus that is spread through the inhilation of dust from their feces. According to MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia online "more than half of the diagnosed cases have been fatal."

I don't feel tummy aches my head is getting heavy and my eyes are sore and want to close. Never mind that I stuffed my self with delicious Rudy's BBQ followed by a large Chick-Fil-A milkshake with whipped topping or that I fell asleep at 1 last night only to wake periodically throughout the night. Nope for sure my symptoms are classic signs of the Hantavirus. Not to mention Hantavirus is relatively rare and commonly occurs when someone clears out an abandoned building so for sure I would contract it seeing as I've been cleaning out the abandoned corners of my house.

I think I've changed my mind about what I really want for Christmas. I'd like to be able to say "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" and it be the truth!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Free to believe exactly what I want you to believe.

I just watched for the first time last night. I know I know I'm behind a little.

As an evangelical Christian I obviously agree with the idea of Intelligent design (or rather an Intelligent Designer) and I was challenged by the fact that there are some questions which I have choosen to make up the answers for myself not really searching for truth.

Everytime I hear someone try to explain away the "idea" of God I am reminded of the Rich man who asked Jesus "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" I don't know too many people who don't wonder, at least a little about what happens after this life. Natural selection does not provide much hope for the soul of man...but that's not really what this post is about.

This documentary struck me to the core as they talked about essentially replacing faith with science. One scientist mentioned that faith should become as a recreational activity people participate in on the weekend. Another insisted because there is nothing to have faith in his life was only as valuable as he deemed it to be and that he would end it when it became to difficult for him to live.

Ben Stein talks with historians about what occured in Nazi Germany when a few people's market value of life was impressed upon an entire nation. People didn't get to choose whether their life was valuable and their faith actually aided in their demise.

What will happen here, in America, when my belief in the value of my life and the lives of my children does not line up with market value? What happens daily when mothers, fathers, doctors, and nurses choose to devalue human life simply because they can not see it's worth. What happens when the creator of life is disregarded and instead we elevate what we believe to be comfort and perfection, what is right and best?

It starts small...say with the idea of evolution as Darwin put it. Then slowly (or rather quickly in my opinion) ballons into a end all be all revolutionary idea to bring everlasting joy to people who will in the end parish just as those before them and those to come.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Happy Birthday to you!

You live in a zoo!
You act like a monkey!

But I know the truth!

Happy 7th Birthday my not-so-baby boy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Candy covered cuteness

This Skirt was a happy accident.
It was supposed to be the bottom half of a Christmas edith twirly skirt. But I made the ruffle too short so it could only be a bottom panel instead. So I added a bow to the back and...

...Voila candy covered polka dotted cutness.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, December 15, 2008

Not Me!


1. Mr. Incredible and I did not leave the windows open last night only to have the temperature plumet to 39 degrees and cool the house down to about 58.

2. I did not think of getting rid of all the animals we have brought home and try to return to a more normal simple way of life this week.

3. I did not think my Nator was being so well behaved in the nursery yesterday only to find out they had taken him way back to the bathroom so I couldn't hear his screaming. Thanks guys for letting me hear the sermon!

3b. When the nursery worker asked Boo boo princess how you get My Nator to calm down she did not answer by saying "nurse him."

4. There are NOT 3 more days until Moosekat is 7 and 6 days until My Nator is 1.

5. I did not consider snooping for my Christmas present just because I know where it is. If you'll read my Christmas questionere post I specifically mentioned that all I wanted for Christmas is a surprise and if I snoop I will ruin the surprise. (Don't worry Mr. I I didn't snoop!)

6. I did not see a green shirt with woodland creatures holding signs that said "Texas Public Radio" "Likes You" yesterday. Sorry but that was just weird! (I found a picture of the shirt which can be yours for a donation of $60 to Texas Public Radio)
That sounds like enough confessing for now! Check out Mckmama's crew for more confessions!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Flew the coop!

Just when you thought you'd never again see a post about chickens! I would like to introduce you to the newest members of the flock...
...Lucy and Sarah (I would have gone with Laverne and Shirley myself, but I let the kids pick):
Welcome Ladies! I hope you will find your stay here comfortable. We have the finest in chicken amenities. You will be treated to the top notch bug buffet, served daily for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is the creme de la creme of laying pellets. Nesting boxes are filled with sweet southern hay to help ease your egg laying worries. Water comes to you fresh from the tap and is the talk of all the dogs, and cats. Welcome once again to our fine resort, I do hope you will enjoy your stay.

I forgot to tell Mr. Incredible about the new this could be hello and goodbye for Sarah and Lucy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I've been awarded!

I'd like to thank the academy for this great honor and to Amanda for making this award possible!

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find, and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers."

Thanks Amanda!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Not Me Monday!

You know the deal, when you're done with me check out Mckmama's

1. I did not not do Not Me Monday last week and miss it!

2. There are not litterally dozens of mice in my house playing and dancing about without a care in the world. I am not contemplating all sorts of awful things (to do to them) thinking about it.

3. I am not way behind on my sewing for Christmas...

4.I did not leave a ring of dried sausage out on the kitchen table. That would be silly as I know our new dog really likes people food and will do anything to get it. And, once she did get it I didn't take it away from her, cut off the bitten part and throw it outside for the other dogs to eat keeping the rest of it.

Ok, I can't think of anything else...maybe I'll update later!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Does anyone know how to work this thing?

Ok so I've spent a bit of time in the last two days pouring over blogs of incredible photographers such as Kristen Eldridge, Pear Blossom, Mckmama, and even my own talented God Mother Beth. Their photography is amazing! I know that there is a decent amount of talent involved in their photos and countless numbers of hours involved in the editing.

Some times I end up with good photos like this one. But, as a mom on a tight (really tight) budget I can't afford the artistic talents of those mentioned above to preserve the beauty of what is this bountiful season of my life.

I was graciously given a new camera last year for Christmas (Thanks bro!) to replace the sorta high end one I left on the back of Mr. Incredible's truck. It's your basic point in shoot and I know there is potential contained within I just can't seem to tap into it!

Here are some sample photos I took (Moosekat did all the posing himself):

I had put up a dark blue sheet as a backdrop and pointed some track lighting we have up at the shoot location (ha ha). I tried flash on, flash off, changing resolution, and messed with the ISO. But, ISO sorry this is the best I came up with:
Anyhow I guess I'll have to stick to taking pictures on cloudy days until I can get someone to help me out with this.
By the way, you see that kid up there...he's going to be SEVEN in 11 days! SEVEN!!!! I'm having a hard time with it in case you hadn't noticed.

Friday, December 5, 2008

This cute little number...

Just thought I'd put up a quick post about the cute little skirt I made boo boo princess last night. I made it out of a $1.99 sweater from Goodwill that I had already cut the arms off of to make leg warmers (which she wont wear) and ribbon left over from the fairy wings I made for her birthday.

Photo Updates

Sorry, the lack of photos has been due to the fact that My Nator slobbered all over my camera card and it only holds 3 photos at a time without it. So how about some photo updates.

Our new family member...right at home:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Questionaire

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper in the form of newspaper comics was always my favorite.

2. Real tree or Artificial? artificial! Too many people drive around with Save the Trees bumper stickers and a fresh cut tree strapped to the top. (Thanks Melissa for that wonderful Christmas memory).

3. When do you put up the tree? This was the first time ever we put it up the day after Thanksgiving.

4. The Grinch stole #4

5. Do you like eggnog? That is the nastiest excuse for a holiday drink I have ever been so unfortunate to partake of.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My precious moments angel doll and my see through flashy phone.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My husband!

8. Easiest person to buy for? Boo Boo princess. Oh and My this point any old box will do.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes...I think...Maybe not...

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I still haven't figured that one out...In other words, I don't do either.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? The one I picked out for myself and then had Mr. Incredible wrap. The gift was great it was just the idea behind picking my own gift.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Claymation movie with the dinosaurs who are talking about Wassel. Then there's the dog movie the Twelve Days of Christmas...if you haven't seen it you should!

13. When do you start shopping? You're supposed to shop for Christmas? Oh...guess I better get started then!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? If you count forgetting to give the kids a present one year and holding on to it until the next...then yes!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade Chex Mix!!!!

16. Lights on the tree? Nope, not this attracks small grubby fingers. Without the lights my Nator has been surprisingly uninterested in the tree.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Jingle Bells Batman smells...oh wait that's not appropriate! I like Mary Did you Know?

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home is where the heart is...what does that mean anyway?

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s? Dasher,Dancer,Prancer,Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Doner, Blitzen, and Rudolph! (What do I win?)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I'm not tall enough to reach the top so it stands bare!

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning of course...Santa doesn't come Christmas eve! Ok, so he doesn't come here at all but everyone still has to wait in their room until mom and dad are up to even see the gifts beneath the tree!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Honestly...not being the kid anymore. I love giving gifts to my children and making this time of year special for them, but, I really mourn the loss of my own childhood ambitions about Christmas.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Victorian

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Snacks, Chex Mix, Cheese Ball, Homemade candy and cookies!

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A Surprise! I just want to be surprised!

A little Holiday Woof!

I wanted to share a great Holiday deal with ya'll!
The San Antonio Animal Defense League is adopting out all of it's pets for just $12.25 until Christmas. And, if you're a senior citizen (age 65 or older) you can receive a pet free of charge care of Well Med until December 31st.

Moosekat will be bringing home Sierra this afternoon for his birthday present. She is such a sweet girl and got along great with the kids.

They have a LOT of animals and the staff is so kind. We pet and played with several of the dogs and they accomidated us even though it was almost closing time.

If you are at all considering adding a four legged family member this year please take a look at their pet profiles or go by and visit. You're sure to fall in love with someone!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Scribble It GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ok call me giveaway central...or not, but I think these are way neat. I do have a Cricut machine though and can make something very similar with it, but this would be cool to win.

Scribble It GIVEAWAY!!!!