Thursday, September 12, 2013

I Think I can... Getting Organized... To Do List

I am not even going to talk about what I got done yesterday because it really is pretty much nothing.  So I am going to move on to today.  

Today's To Do:
  • Call Caelan's Orthodontist (already did!)
  • Mail Cody's Thank You's (already did!)
  • Bills (already did)
  • posts (doing right now!)
  • Laundry (I've gotten the first step of getting it all to the laundry room... )
  • List for Shower to Sis (doing after this)
  • Cleaned out frig (did this at lunch time)
  • Still want to do: Etsy researching some stuff
So today had made up for my really not productive days! :-)  Hoping to keep it up!  We shall see!

That's all for now!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday Testimony

~Tuesday Testimony~
So I am a day late, but I had not time to write this out yesterday, but still wanted to share so here is Tuesday Testimony a day late

If you missed my last Tuesday Testimony I am starting from where I left off.  I left off that I was in my third trimester of my second child and my husband had told me he wanted a divorce. 

A lot happened in a very short amount of time from when he told me it was over to when my second child was born.  The situation would have been tremendously hard even if I had not been pregnant, but adding that into it made the whole situation even more difficult.  I now look back at this time and realize that being in my final trimester in a way made me stronger.  I had to be strong and there were things that I had to decide I couldn't control and let them go.  God's timing is perfect.  If I accept that than I also have to accept that the timing of all of it was as it should be.  I can't say that I am ok with that!  :-)  In fact there are times when I think about it that it really gets my blood boiling, but the truth is having a small child about to come into the world made me keep my head on straight and not give up.  I knew that the Lord loved me and he would not give me more than I could handle.   I had many conversations with the Lord that started with," I guess you think I can handle A LOT... I guess that is a compliment, but really I don't think I can take anymore.  It was those conversations... I was bluntly honest with God...that I gained the most peace and insight about what was going on in my life.  I have learned from that if I am honest and come to God with an open heart talking with him he will show you what you need, and he will give you peace about the things that you can not control or change.  

I was not ready to get a divorce, in fact I did not give up even after the divorce was final up to a point.  I knew what I wanted, and I knew what I thought was right. Divorce did not fit into that.  It definitely did not fit into what I wanted for my kids, but I was not the person making the choices that were pulling us apart. Family is one of the most important things to me, and seeing my family being ripped apart in front of my eyes was so hard.  I didn't want that kind of future for my boys.  I couldn't believe that my X wanted or could be ok with that.  It was something that was so out of his character.  

During the first few weeks and for some people all the way until my son was born I didn't tell or talk about what was going on.  I told my Mom a few weeks after he told me.  When he was sure... see after he told me the next week he was taking a week to "think" he was going out of town for work and was going to think about things.  I was hoping so much that he would come back and have a different outlook on things.  We definitely had problems, but I wasn't ready to give up on us.  I somehow felt like if I told someone else it would make it real.  The people at my work didn't know until after my son was born.  I didn't tell any of them because it was hard enough for me to get through the day and I felt like if I had to deal with "the looks" and people saying they were sorry that I would be an even bigger mess.  I was a huge mess!  

After he told me that it was over I can specifically remember that week after.  I would be sitting at my desk at work and suddenly feel the tears coming.  I'd get up and go hide outside in the back of the building.  Until I felt like I could hold it together and then I would go back in.  No one said anything.  If they noticed they took the prego hormones excuse as the reason.  I looked horrible... puffy eyes red nose.  Really just a huge mess.  When I did tell my Mom I spent most of that conversation crying.  I can't imagine how hard that call must have been for my Mom!  

When I think back on the time when I felt like I couldn't share this with my coworkers, family...Even his family. I wish I would have told them.  Having support from those who love you and care about you is very important.  It can make a situation that is hard bearable.  I felt at the time like I didn't want to share because I was ashamed.  I felt like such a failure. I didn't realize then that we all fail.  We all go through hard times and that having your family and friends to help you through it makes the hard time the failure and feelings easier to get through.  Surround yourself with people who love you, understand you, and who will uplift you.  When you are going through a rough time you should be able to trust the people who are around you to be not just for you but back you 100%  That said.  It is good to have those friends who you know no matter what will tell you the complete and total truth.  When it's time to make hard decisions having people who will not just tell you what you want to hear but what is the truth is so important.    

I also want to share that no matter what your situation is there is always hope.  You may feel like you are in a deep dark pit that is never ending and you can't see a way out, but do not give up hope.  There is a way out you just can't see it yet.  Have faith God is in control!  Look to him for comfort and for guidance.  I am living proof that even the really bad stuff can work out.  Life can turn out in ways that you never thought possible.  I am remarried and expecting another child.  My kid's are doing great!  I am happy and life is good.  There are still times that are hard.  Times when the things that happened hurt like they were fresh, but life is so much better than I could have dreamed it could be during that time when it seemed like my whole life was falling apart.  Keep your chin up.  Get up everyday and keep going.  Even if your only goal for the day is to just get through it that is an accomplishment.  Each day is a gift from God!   

All of this blog are my opinions, memories, and feelings.  I am sharing these in hopes of helping people who may have gone or may be going through a hard time in life.  I am not sharing any of this because I want to hurt anyone.  I am not like that and would never dream of sharing something with a purpose of being hurtful in any way. 

I Think I Can... Getting Organized... To Do List

Good Morning!

So obviously I didn't post yesterday... It was one of those day's where at the end of the day you go... where did the day go?  We had a very busy day yesterday!

I had a baby check up.  Baby Chaeli is doing great!  Growing, moving, heart rate good, all good!  I start going every two weeks now and have an ultrasound next visit.  :-)

Cody and Caelan had check ups in the afternoon as well.  So, I got home from my appointment (Thank goodness Brian was off yesterday and helped watch kiddo's)  I made them lunch and they played a little before it was time for me to go get the boys from school.  Garrett and one of my babysitting kids stayed at home with Brian for nap time.  The other babysitting kiddo came with me and we went and got the boys and headed to the doctor office.

The boys are doing great!  Aside from Caelan not being happy that he isn't taller than he is... (shhh don't tell him I told you)  All is good!  

So, I didn't get any of my list done yesterday or really the day before so today is a catch up day.  

  • Mail Cody's Thank You 
  • Posts
  • Bills
  • List of people to Sis for Shower
  • Dates in Calendar
  • Call Caelan's Orthodontist
  • Laundry
  • Etsy 
  • Clean boys bathroom
  • Take a look at Cody's fundraiser stuff that he got from School

Today I thought I would add some of my schedule so you can see how I try to fit in the stuff I need to to in my daily routine.  We are on a schedule because if we aren't I end up running around like a chicken with my head cut off to get kids int he car in time to pick up kids from school etc.  

  • Up at 4:30 for quiet time... so far this isn't happening!  I need my sleep!
  • Get ready 5am - yes I do get up at 5am to get ready 
  • Get boys up 6am
  • leave house at 7:20 (why do I get the boys up so early if we don't leave until 7:20... I have learned that giving yourself some room on time is a good idea.  I have already had some trouble getting boys up so having time to get them up and give them time to wake up before I rush them around helps us all be in a better mood!
  • We relax a little when we get home - G likes to watch cartoons sometimes and sometimes plays.  I feed Ms. C (9months old)  and then she plays for a while.  
  • C goes down for a nap right around 9 and that gives me a little time to get a few things done... usually kitchen cleanup and maybe start working on a post or facebook/ news time
  • C gets up at around 10 
  • C2 gets here around 11:15  - kiddos play for a while.
  • I start lunch around 11:30 so they have time to eat and have "quiet time" watch an educational cartoon for a few min. to start to calm down and get ready for nap time.
  • I have the boys start nap time right around 1:15 because it takes them a little bit to fall asleep.  That gives them time for an hour nap before I need to wake them up to go get Cody from School
  • Pick up Cody 2:55
  • Come home and depending on the day they play for a few and then we go get Caelan or if Caelan has wrestling stuff they just play until 4:30
  • 4:30 is pick up time. 
  • Cody sits down for homework
  • I make lunches for the next day 
  • Start dinner depending on what I am making leaving time for it to be ready for us to sit down and eat around 5:45.
  • Bath Time around 6:30 G first then Cody - Cody has started doing chores (feeding dog and helping clean up after dinner so while he does that G gets his bath.  
  • 7 is quiet time - we watch a show or if we are running behind read some books.
  • Bed time is at 8 for the boys.  This leaves time for Brian and I to spend a little time together before I go to bed at 10.  It is Caelan's bed time at 10 as well.  

We are not super strict on most of this, but it's good to have a rough outline to follow so that it is easier to keep on track.  :-)

That's all for now!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Storm Warning! A Message That I Want to Share

Good Morning!

The most recent series that my church has done was called Storm Warning!  I felt like this message was something I really wanted to share.  The detail and explanation that Pator Jimmy Evan's goes into is more than I could explain or do justice to in a Blog Post.  I hope that you will take the time to listen to these massages.  They are profound!
Storm Warning

I also wanted to share the link to a previous series that goes along the same topic just more details if you enjoyed and found the Storm Warning messages useful and interesting you will enjoy these as well.

Trinity Fellowship Church

If you haven't read the Harbinger I highly suggest it!

Harbinger on Amazon

It's hard to ignore the fact that we live in a fallen world.  When all of the facts start being layed out it is very interesting indeed!

That's all for now!

I Think I Can... Getting Organized... To do List

Good Morning!
Well we made it through the weekend.  My goal was to take it easy this weekend, which I did.  Yes, that actually is an accomplishment!  I usually can't make my self sit and just take it easy for very long.  There is too much to do.

Friday Got Done:
I really didn't get much done on Friday.  I had started to feel crummy and it was about all I could do to get through the day.  I started on the list for getting Registered and cleaned in the kitchen some but that was about it besides my posts.

I made the grocery list and managed to relax with my boys. 

Sunday I felt a little better.  My Hubby wanted me to rest up so we didn't go to church.  He and Caelan went to the store and I did my best to rest.  It was harder because I felt like there was a lot that needed to be done for the beginning of the week.  I did manage to make it until 5ish before I started pushing myself to clean etc.  I was hurting when I went to bed and paid for it all night.  I couldn't get comfortable and felt like I couldn't breath.  Baby is taking up more and more room and making sleeping harder.  Plus, she was majorly active last night.  I am usually able to ignore it when she gets active and still sleep, but not last night.  

Today's To do List:
Since I've been feeling crummy since I got up I am going to try to take it easy as much as possible today.

  • Call Caelan's Orthodontist
  • Mail Cody's Thank You
  • Posts
  • Bills
  • List of people to my Sis for Shower (Can't believe how fast time is going by!)
  • Dates in Calendar.

Here hoping to a restful day!

That's all for now!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Frugal Friday

Friday's are my day for sharing tips on being frugal!  I am big on saving money and anything I can do to help others do the same is great!
Found this idea on Pinterest! I love my meal board!
 Today I am going to share on meal planning. This is one thing that will help you save a TON of money!

Every week usually on Friday or on Saturday morning I plan the seven meals that we will make the following week.  Sometimes we end up having leftovers so I will have one or two meals that didn't get made.  I keep those on for the following week. 

I have this handy meal plan frame that I copied from pinterest.  This holds the meals for the week.  That way we know what we have to make.  It also helps because on the cards I have put the ingredients needed for the meal on the back.  That way when I go to make my grocery list I know all of the ingredients that I need to have.  That in it self saves me a ton of time!  As I add meals I make a new card for each meal with the ingredients on the back.
front of the card 
back of the card
I love how handy this is!  It has made meal planning easy!  

We don't eat out very often.  It is expensive!  Eating out is a special treat that doesn't happen very often. Most of our meals are easy and fast.  We are a big family with a schedule to keep.  Complicated meals usually don't get made very often for the very reason that we just don't have time for that! LOL  

Do you have any frugal tips that have helped you and your family keep on budget and have made your life easier?  If so please share!  

That's all for now!

I think I can... Getting Organized... To do List

Good Morning!
I had a pretty productive day yesterday!

  • I made my posts! :-)
  • Went to Cody's Back to School Parent Meeting
  • Made Squash Casserole
  • Checked Caelan's Grades
  • Filled out Wrestling Form
  • Went to Bank and Store
  • Cleaned Kitchen
  • Started list for Registering

Pretty productive!

Today's To Do:

  • Call Caelan's Dentist
  • Mail Cody's Thank You's
  • Book shelf in play room
  • Laundry
  • clean kitchen... some of chores got done but not all...
  • List and plan on registering
  • posts
  • dates in calendar
  • clean frig
  • meal plan
  • gets coupons together
  • do bills

So there is a lot to do today and one of the kiddos I watch isn't feeling too well so probably won't get a lot done, but here's to hoping!

That's all for now

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday... or just catching up on some old posts!

It's Throwback Thursday... or at least for a while just a catch up day on old posts that I missed when I didn't have time to post all the time.

Today I am going to catch up on items that I didn't get to post about that happened in March 2013.  

St. Patties Day!
I love St. Patrick's Day and I had seen this on Pinterest and thought it was cute, easy, and had to be made! So, I put this together for the boys as a surprise on St. Patrick's Day morning.
 They are Climbing The Walls!!!
Caelan had been training for Wrestling, and was showing off for us one night. He can do push ups while doing a handstand against the wall!  Impressive!  Very impressive to little boys who want to be just like their big Bubba!  So, this is the boys trying to be like their big brother!  LOL was funny to watch... then I put a stop to it.  They were certainly having too much fun!  NO!  that's not why... I didn't want anyone to end up with a concussion!  LOL Boys will be boys!
Garrett giving it an attempt!  Our sweet puppy Kira is there for moral support!

OK so he went like this and then like this... We can totally do this!

Look at me MA!
 Caelan the night before braces!
This sweet boy with a sweet smile!  We will see that smile new and improved in a few years!

Coloring Eggs

Look at me!  I'm making a huge mess!

We decided the old fashion way is way better than these new ways... they didn't work that great!

Was not that impressed... we won't be doing this new kind again.
Easter Table
Look at the huge bunny Lollies that the Easter Bunny brought us!
I love this one!
and this one!
My little boys and I
Cody taking pictures!
haha I wish my eyes didn't look weird in this one!
Sweet boy!  I love you!
Let the Easter Egg hunt begin!
Garrett look over there!
Go Cody Go... leave some for your little brother...OK!

Garrett my boy... What has happened to your pants!
Garrett my sweet baby!  He's too cool for pants!  Fireman boots and a diaper... I'm good!

Not a care in the world... just loving life and having fun!
  Garrett... where are you.... Ding!  He's done!

LOL no I did NOT put him in the dryer... I was calling for Garrett because he had gone suspiciously quiet and I hadn't seen him in a few minutes... Ah I found you!  

Silly boy what are you doing in there?  Just playing!

Silly little boy!

Oh how he cracks me up some times!
 Bring your bear to school day!
Cody loves his bears!  He got to bring a bear to school and he had to make sure that he was safe on the ride there.  :-)

Cody and his bear!

That's all of the catching up for now!


I think I can... Getting Organized... To Do List

So, yesterday was one of those weird days where I felt like I was struggling just to keep up with the flow of the day.  

What did I get done?

  • I cleaned up the kitchen
  • Called on the CPR and First Aid Class
  • Didn't make it to the Life Group Meeting Last night :-(  I was so wiped out at the end of the day... there just wasn't any way...
  • Made my posts! :-)
  • Did not make it to the Bank
  • Did not finish, but started putting away clean clothes
  • Did not clean the bookshelf in the playroom
So didn't get much done, on the to do list...

Today's To Do List:
I have way more to do today than I am going to be able to get done.  HMMM 
  • Posts
  • Bills
  • Cody's Back to School meeting for parents tonight 
  • Start Squash Casserole in the Crock Pot
  • Check Caelan's Grades
  • Fill out Caelan's Wrestling Form online
  • Go to the Bank and the Store
  • Mail Cody's Thank You
  • Put all dates for school and upcoming into Google Calendar
  • Start Laundry and finish putting away clothes
  • Clean bookshelf in playroom
  • Finish cleaning bathrooms
  • clean kitchen (I made the announcement that Caelan is back on chore duty tonight)  I gave him a break after his dental surgery, but he is feeling better so he can help again.
  • Make list of Registration stuff that needs to be done
So as you can see I have A LOT to do today, but the good news I am feeling "with it" so maybe... I think I can... get it all done! 

Wish me luck!

That's all for now!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things!

Happy Wednesday!  Hump Day is a GREAT! Day! 

So I am going to make Wednesday my day to share on the random things I love... photography, books, music, movies, TV shows, crafty crafts, you know a few of my favorite things!

So today random favorite thing that I want to share is the TV Show Game of Thrones.

Over the summer my little boys went to visit their Dad and during that month each night my Hubby and I sat down and watch anywhere between 2 to 3 episodes every night.  We don't have cable we just do Netflix, Hulu, and in this on the computer (We have a computer hooked up to our TV) we watched HBO episodes of Game of Thrones.  

I had gotten the books Game of Thrones a while back but hadn't had time to sit down and start reading them, but was pretty sure I would like the story line.  I was very right great story!  WARNING this is very mature content so you don't want any kiddos around... I even did not feel that our 15 year old really needed to be around.  Good thing he didn't want to be.  Now you may ask why watch a show that is so mature? It is not overly bloody or gory, but there is nudity and some language.  I am just a stickler for not letting my kids watch anything I do not feel is appropriate for their age.  

So, if you are looking for a great series this is a really good one.  Picture Kings, Queens, Princesses, Princesses...  also picture lots of weaving the story line around to keep you guessing and make you love and hate certain characters.  Great story, great actors, and a great entertainment experience.  I can not wait until the next season starts!!!!!

That's all for now!

I think I can...Getting Organized...To Do List

Howdy everyone!  So, I a little late getting this posted today... sorry about that I just haven't been able to get in gear today.  Oh, well better late than never!

What I got done yesterday:

  • Caelan's Dentist Paperwork
  • Clean up Kitchen
  • Cleaned all but tub in one bathroom
  • Posts
So not really great at getting it all done yesterday... hmmm

Today's To Do List:
  • Clean up kitchen
  • Call on CPR and First Aid Class
  • Life Group Meeting tonight
  • Posts
  • Bank
  • Put away clean clothes
  • Finish cleaning bathrooms
  • Clean bookshelf in playroom
It's pretty far into the day and I have gotten a decent amount done today... hopefully I can finish up being productive!  

That's all for now!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday Testimony

Tuesday Testimony

I have decided that Tuesday will be the day I share a little about myself.  Tell a little of my story and how I have gotten to where I am today.  Everyone has a story.  My story just has some dramatic twists and turns.  I hope that by sharing some of what I have gone through I can encourage others that might be going through a tough time.  Life is not easy... but, with God all things are possible.

I am just a country gal who until a few years ago lived a very simple and normal (well what I thought was normal) life.  I grew up in a small town in Southeastern New Mexico. I was a City Girl so to speak... I lived in town.  I loved being outside though!  

I fell in love the summer of my Senior year of High School with a fella who was the grade ahead of me.  We had known each other for a while, but I hadn't let myself get close to him.  I knew... I could feel that there was something special about him and it scared me a little.  We fell in love and decided to try the long distance thing.  He was going off to college.  

He came back every weekend to see me and by the end of the year I was sure he was the one.  I was ready to spend the rest of my life with him.  I went to the school he was attending the next year.  We were married 2 years later.  

I would have grown old with him.  Would have spent my whole life with him no matter what if that had been an option.  A little over 3 years ago my whole world came crashing to the ground.  The conversation that we had as young people that we would be the ones to break the odds and not get divorced became null in void the day he came to me and said it was over.  

At the time I was entering into my 3rd trimester for our second child.  I held it together by sheer will power and a fear that if I let myself really fall apart that I might not be able to put the pieces back together.  I ran to the Lord... for comfort, and with questions of how could this be happening to me.  Why was this happening to me?  The answers still continue to trickle in.  I did find peace, and an amazing strength.  I know 100% that I would not be where I am or who I am today if I had not run to the Lord to shelter and protect me.  

When you find yourself falling apart God is up to something.  I read this not that long ago and it is so true!  I am a stronger person and I believe, a better person for what I have and continue to go through.  No, it is not how I thought my life would end up.  No, I am not 100% ok with it.  There are still days that are really hard, but I know that God is in control.  I know that things happen for a reason.  I know that my best interests are in mind, and that I can have peace in knowing that even if it doesn't make sense to me it does make sense to him.  

That is all for today on this... I do promise to share more next week.  If any of you have questions or comments please don't hesitate to post below!

May you have a blessed day!
~Love April

I Think I Can... Getting Organized... This is the way forward!

Well, here we go with take 2... I just typed out this whole post and then some how deleted it!  Darn! LOL I have no idea how I managed to do that!

I've been a busy bee the past couple days and haven't posted anything... so I am going to get us caught up!


  • I  called and rescheduled baby appointment
  • cleaned out frig
  • Made chore list and check off list
  • Started Laundry
  • Blogged! :-)
  • Posted pics to Facebook - sorry didn't get them posted to blog

So I did pretty good on Friday getting stuff done!  Only didn't get 2 1/2 things done


  • I made the grocery list
  • Went to the bank
  • Went to the grocery store with my two youngest kiddos - for those of you who have kids or have had kiddos you know that this was quite the chore especially being prego.  I was one tired Mamma when we got home.
  • We came home and put all the groceries away and I vegged out for the rest of the afternoon.


  • The little boys and I cleaned the fish bowls. (We have 4 Beta's 1 for each of the boys)  The boys had fund doing it and so did I 
  • We went to church
  • After church we came home for lunch and rest time.


  • We got a whole lot of cleaning done!
  • The boys cleaned their rooms
  • Cody helped me with Laundry and Vacuming
  • Caelan mowed the yard and did some clean up stuff that was needing done outside
  • Brian was fixing my computer
  • I swept the kitchen floor
  • I cleaned up the kitchen 
  • Brian grilled and we ate a delicious dinner!

My To Do for Today:

  • Fill out Caelan's Dentist paperwork ( he goes this afternoon so this is already done)
  • Clean up kitchen - run dishwasher, unload, and reload - I have a feeling that my kitchen cleaning helper is not going to be up to helping me later today.
  • Go to store and get "easy to eat" food for Caelan - I don't think he is going to be able to eat anything but soft stuff for the next couple of days.
  • Post Tuesday Testimony
  • Post pics to Blog
  • Call on CPR and First Aid Classes
  • Clean bookshelf in  playroom
  • If time clean bathrooms.
Well here is to a busy, productive day!

That's all for now!

Friday, August 30, 2013

I Think I can... Getting Organized... To Do List

Well... It's been another morning of not getting up on time.  I may have to rethink the wake up time I am not 100% sure I can pull a 4:30 wake up.  hmmm

At any rate today is going more smoothly than yesterday!  

Yesterday's got done:

  • one load of Laundry put away ( in a house where there are 5 people making dirty laundry)  Laundry is pretty much a daily event around here. 
  • Made a list of things that need to be getting done better ( went over during dinner... more on that in a minute)
  • Cleaned my desk (It looks so much better now and I can find what I am looking for!  Yippee!
  • I posted about my to do list
Pretty much not a lot on my to do list got done... but a few things off the list were done.  For instance a major dishes disaster when someone didn't do the chore they were set.  Took me most of the day to get the dishes and kitchen cleaned up.  Anyway... 

Today's To Do List:
  • Call and reschedule Baby Check up ( I did manage to get all of the upcoming events entered into the calendar this morning and realized I have to reschedule this)
  • Go to Bank - could wait until tomorrow
  • Clean out Frig
  • Make chore list - and check off list for what a clean kitchen looks like
  • Meal Planning - Coupons to go with
  • Start some Laundry
  • Blog 
  • Post some pics for Photography on Facebook and on photo blog
  • Call on CPR and First Aid classes for daycare certification
  • If time clean bathrooms
I think I can get all of this done and  if my back holds up (I'm over 6 months prego and do daycare - a lot of bending over etc.  Not so good for this Mamma 's back)  I am praying for my back to hold up and for a smooth day of getting things done. 

On a completely separate note.  Our little Family Meeting Ended with me yelling... at the teenager in the house... the person who had not done chores set... Let's just say that the button that was pushed was extremely sensitive.  Teenager attitude on top of very tired Mamma that spend most of the day trying to fix what was not done.  Excuses of I was tired (from Wrestling practice and training) really doesn't fly!  This Mamma is in constant back pain and tired is a all the time thing so that was the worst possible thing to say.  I ended my lovely yelling fit with you do the job until the d*** job is done!  I then left the table.  Not one of my most proud mothering moments.  Yes, he had it coming... Yes, It needed to be said... No, I didn't need to loose my temper and yell at him the way I did!  So, I vow to try to not loose it again.  I really need a lot of grace in the area right now.  Tired Mamma's and Teenage attitudes do not mix well!  :-)

That's all for now!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I Think I Can... Getting Organized... Today's to do List

Well... Today has not gone as planned.  That is putting it mildly!  I had planned on posting this this morning before I got the kids up for school.  That didn't happen... I apparently thought I needed more sleep.  I've tried numerous times through out the day to post and each time... no go... Oh, Well!  It's 4pm here, but I am still going to post because this is something I am starting to do to help me see the progress in my day.  Also, I want to share some of the things I do to help plan that help me stay organized and help me get everything that I have to do done. 

My plan is to make my to do list for the next day the night before and then see how much I can get done the next day.  I have a problem with setting way more to get done than I can possibly do in a day.  So, I am going to try to be realistic!  

Today's To Do List:
Put away clean laundry
Start cleaning dirty laundry
Make a list of things to go over in tonights Family Meeting 
Make updated chore list
Clean my desk including the bills folder 
Post to Blog and Facebook
Blog Blog and Shows
Clean out Frig
Clean Bathrooms
Coupons for meal planning
Call about CPR and First Aid Class

Funny now that I am looking at this there is no way I could have gotten all of this done in a day and I have been feeling discouraged all day because I felt like I couldn't get anything done.  LOL 

I plan to include a piece starting tomorrow on how I did the day before and what my to do's are for that day.  I think this will help in the getting and staying organized.  

That's all for now~

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School 2013

Howdy Everyone!  

So, this is a few days late... this prego lady is running out of gas these days.  I have decided I have to plan better and smarter on what I can accomplish in a day.  Me and my stubborn self did so much yesterday that I could hardly walk by the end of the day!  Ya real smart!  Anyway, I have some plans on being able to get what I want do and what needs to be done in a more balanced way.  

Cody at breakfast

Cody is so excited for 1st Grade!

My boys!

Monday was the first day of school for my kiddo's.  Cody was very excited to start First Grade and at a new school since we had moved at the end of last year.  
This little boy loves to pose for pictures!

This boy is growing up so fast!
Caelan is a Sophmore this year he was excited... to get to see his friends. LOL He is doing good at getting up and ready with out any drama.  I guess this Mamma needs to learn to let go during the summer and let him be a teenager... 

Garrett kept asking if he was going to school.  We told him he was staying home for school and his teacher is Mrs. Mamma! LOL  He is such a smartie. 

Love the face in this one! LOL

Cuties!  Garrett had to be in the pic too!

Cody insisted I had to get my picture too!

We are doing great on the getting ready in time for when we need to go.  In fact they have been ready with time to spare and they drive me crazy for 15 min until it's time to go.  Oh, well better then running around like chickens with our heads cut off.  

Love these boys
Aww so sweet!

Cody in front of school

Garrett had to have his pic taken too!

Cody in his class

I am excited for the new year and all that it holds.  I am so proud of my boys and I know they will do great this year!