Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I started by working out at the YWCA. They had a "turkey burn", where you could pay $5 and take some classes. I worked out for a full 2 hours! I still can't believe I did it. I cycled for 1 hour, did TAG (thighs abs and glutes) for 30 minutes, and step aerobics for 30 minutes!! Wow!!! But, it made me feel better about eating all of that food. Here is a picture of our two turkeys! LOL

As I am typing this, Clay Aiken is singing his last song in South Bend. We decided not to go. We are really trying hard to save money for a house, and we have found that it was just not in our budget right now to go. I am a little disappointed, it was our anniversary celebration, but a house would be much nicer!
Everyone is doing well here. Pepboys closed some stores and we are very thankful that Jeff's store was not one of them!
God has really been blessing us lately with a lot of things. It is amazing how God works and I am so happy that I am seeing it now!!!

Have a great week! Here is a cute picture of Cassidy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cards are done!

Well, I got my Christmas cards done. They will be going in the mail in December! It always feels good to see them all finished. I also got some other Christmas projects done this week and got some laundry finished today. I got some Christmas shopping done last night and now I need to find a place to hide them. The attic usually works pretty well! Jaden had his last Fall basketball game and got a metal! He was so excited. He has already started Winter basketball!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It is Jeff's favorite holiday (he has so many special memories of this day). I actually dread it because I know I will eat too much! But, I have been really good this week. I am hoping it won't hurt me too bad!
Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Our little lady (she loves to carry mommy's purse!):

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Under the Weather...

Yesterday, I woke to a horrible headache. I felt miserable all day. I ended up with a fever and a headache all day! I was so thankful Jeff was home to take care of the kids. Although, today, I have a big mess to clean up! I am feeling better, just a slight headache left.
I don't know if anyone noticed, but I am FINALLY another pound down. It is so hard this time of year to lose weight. But, I know I can do it!
Today, I begin making my Christmas cards. This is always such a big task, but I love the look of all of them when they are finished. And I do think that people appreciate the homemade cards more.
I hope everything is having a great turkey week!!! By the way, time to thaw those turkeys, LOL!

Friday, November 16, 2007

We are Elves!

Didn't you know that?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pampered Chef and holidays...

My Pampered Chef show was a success! Thanks everyone! I got $40 in free stuff, a half off item, and 20% off everything else!! I am so excited for it to come in! I can't wait to make a microwave cake!
There is something about November that always gets me depressed. It must be the thought of money and time! We never have enough money to get the kids what we really want to get them. I am excited about what we have decided to get. We also hate that we never make it to Cincinnati for the holidays. Jeff's schedule is just so hectic during the holidays. We are always so sorry that we can't make it. We hope to get there for a Christmas party or something this year!
But, there are things to look forward to.
1. Clay Aiken's Christmas concert! (can't wait!!!)
2. Family
3. Renewed Faith
4. Cold weather (I love it!)
5. Friends
6. Parties
7. Gingerbread lattes and Peppermint mochas
8. The looks on children's faces
9. Food (unfortunately)
10. Making cards! (I hope I have time this year)

I always look forward to December! I can't wait to get the decorations up!
On to other news. We have decided we will probably sell Jaden's loft bed. We just don't think he is going to be ready for it, and he desperately needs a bigger bed. So, we will probably sell the loft bed and buy a twin bed. Maybe we will do the loft bed when he gets older.
I hope everyone is having a great week. We went to the park yesterday and enjoyed a very long walk.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bye Bye Aquadots...

So, after the recall of Aquadots, I told Jaden we needed to get rid of them! He did not want this! I told him they could make him sick. So, he decided he wanted to take a picture of the snail he made before we took it ToysRUs to get our refund. So, I wanted to post the picture.

Bye Bye Snail!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Baptism video

Please watch this video. This is what happened at church last Sunday. This is such a great moment in my life and I would like to share it....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mom's Night Out!

What fun I had at Mom's Night Out this month! I got stuffed!! We had a Thanksgiving dinner! Turkey, mashed potatoes, noodles, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie, I could go on and on!!!!!! It was great getting together with all of the ladies! What a great night!

Jaden and Cassidy had some fun with Daddy. They went to Dairy Queen and Walmart. Cassidy got a little stuffed Blue. She is in love with it!!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Very excited to tell everyone, I got baptized last night! I could feel God calling me in church as the pastor spoke. I knew it was time and there was no going back! Along with me, the church baptized 35 people last night! God was there in our church last night, I could feel it! Everyone should listen to the sermon from last night about baptism! The time is now!!!!!
Just check out It will show up as Old School o3.
I am very thankful for Scot, Jack, and this church. I definitely feel that it is where Jeff and I should be! Also, the kids love it!
Tomorrow night is my Pampered Chef party. As usual, not very many people can make it. I am starting to feel that it has something to do with me! LOL. I sure hope not! Our house is small, so it can't fit many anyway! But, I expect everyone to come when we move into a bigger house! LOL
See some of you tomorrow! Plan to eat and spend lots of money!!!!!!
Have a great week!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Pampered Chef

I am having a Pampered Chef party this Tuesday! I would like to get some outside orders! Everyone, ask your friends! They can go online,, and order there. It can also be shipped to them! Just have them put in my name!!!!
Thanks for the help.
Also, everyone who is coming, please bring a friend!!!!!!
The more the merrier ( and more cramped, LOL!).
See you then!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


We had a great Halloween! I have so many pictures to share! Cassidy even learned how to say "trick or treat"! Jaden loved being a pirate and Cassidy adored her witch hat. She would cry everytime it fell down! They were even on the news! We took them to the library to get a free book, and the weatherman was there. He asked our kids to come over and he asked them a couple of questions! Very cute!