Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
- My boys and their sister!
- My parents!
- My husband!
- The roofs over our heads!
- Our educations and the fact that our kids will have education!
- Health Care
- Our Democratic System
- The ELECTIONS next year!
Really though... I mean Thanksgiving is such a nice, family holiday that doesnt revolve around presents and such... but still...what are we really celebrating???
The initial premise behind this holiday is imperialism and rascism.
Granted... I am hugely blessed to live here in the US... the more I travel, the more blessed I am. However, I cant help to think about the true meaning of this holiday.
I dont believe it is at all like "popular" though would lead us to believe. White man landing here for the most part was nothing but plundering, pillaging, and massacuring those who were already here. It is difficult to look at my boys who are part indiginious, and think of how many people were eliminated. I know in this day and age that ethinic genocides are still happening. It is all too curious to me why. Yes...on one level I do understand. On yet another level I absolutly do not.
Well.... as long as we are aware of what we are truly celebrating.... as I have been teaching my boys the real meaning of many holidays.... I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
I know our dinner is now over....and just waiting for my pie to cool.... and then sit in front of the tv the rest of the night while my rugrats run crazy around the house....
Living the dream! Everyday!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I have sooo much to write about....just soo little time right now to do it.
So.... One of the things I am hoping to be thankful for tomorrow... is time to update this blog!
Our little girl is a complete doll!!!!!!
Oh....and....just so that I can get the winning vibe going....
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Uh...well...uh... I'm almost packed! Yea... 10:30 at night and our laundry room is alive and well! Clothes are piled high in the laundry room and the blanket materials are still sitting on my dresser in my bedroom....far, far away from the sewing machine in which it will need to be on in order to be done. I wanted to do it tonight...but... I guess I cant figure out how to type and sew at the same time. Gosh...can you imagine how much money I could make if I could figure THAT out??? Now That is something that could be usefull!!!!!
I think our boys are all over their sickies now.... hopefully dh and I are done with them too! There is nothing worse than having to travel while sick....
I cant wait to post an update from Guatemala City!!!!!
Oh my... we are so in trouble. We got new pics of our little lady...and she is SUCH a doll.
Half of the suitcase is full of clothes.... she is going to be a beautiful model!
Getting excited now!!!! Will NOT be able to sleep AT ALL tommorrow night!!!!!!!!
I just hope she sleeps.... nothing worse than baby that wont sleep. She is young enough that we are going to have to wake up to feed her in the middle of the night....that may not settle well with K-man...but we didnt want to get a suite this time. So, he will just have to learn to sleep through it...or not sleep when she is not sleeping! Hopefully though we can wear him out enough in the swimming pool and at McD's so that he does sleep through the night!
Gotta get on those blankets!!!!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I also got to indulge in a little retail therapy!!!
I bought 9 new outfits for the little lady!!!!
I do hate shopping for her though....gawd I was such on pink overload... YUCK!
I think I did pretty well though... kept it under $70 for 9 outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, and a dvd for the boys!
So need to go back there and buy some pj's for the boys... they are growing sooo quick!
but...did I mention that I am GOING TO GUATEMALA CITY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
I am.... A little excited!!!!!!!!!
Ok...I am a little nervous... but VERY excited!!!!
Hold on Lady L!!!! Momma and Daddy are coming down to meet ya!!!!!
I found out once again that it is possible to fit 4 people in a bed...and can that I can have a fruitful day even with about an hour of sleep.
We had a day of many first's yesterday!
The boys ate their first meal at Waffle House!!! (one of their mom's favorite restaurants!)
The boys ate their first meal at Tony Packo's!!! (also, one their mom's favorite restaurants!)
The boys went to the Hungarian Butcher for the first time! We stopped in Toledo (also where Tony Packo's is!) to get kobash (Hungarian Sausage) and abat selena (dried,fatty bacon, topped with a LOT of paprika) sounds not so appatizing...but very good!
We then finally got to my our house, I got dinner in the oven and just kinda hung out till dinner was over with. Had an awesome dinner of fresh kobash, sauerkraut, and cheese dumplings! Yummy!
I then got an awesome night of sleep!!! BY MYSELF!!!!!!
My parents had breakfast with us this morning...and then they went home. I always hate when they go home... the boys keep asking about them...and I tell them they are at home and they look around the house...
Thursday, November 1, 2007
My dh stayed home...and was out last night... while I was playing a game of "how many people can sleep in 1 queen size bed!!!"
I'm not sure how many people can sleep in a queen size bed...but I'm betting that if we tried to find out with my boys we could fit many more on as each one of them only wants to sleep ON me!
They were so good on the 4 hour drive down here....
We stopped a few times to stretch and restroom breaks... but they were really good.
Then we got here and they saw the P-O-O-L! Wow!!!! We arent going to sleep for 3 days!!!!
They did take a nap.... then went to dinner... then we went in the water....
I killed my back so bad trying to hold three toddlers who cant swim.... in 3 foot of water.... tonight when they wake up from their nap we are going shopping for some floaties!!!!
After the swim, they came up, got showered, and in bed.... 10 minutes was all it took for K to wake up screaming... so I tried to take care of him...but he wasnt having it...so I turned on the monitor and went to my parents room to watch tv.... came back to our room at 12am... K isnt tired... he wont even let me pee by myself... I get ready (with him attached to my leg) and get in bed....
I fell fast asleep... I get woke up by F screaming! I run over to his crib and before I get the 4 steps it takes me to get there...K is now standing in bed in full frenzy!!!!!! I grab F and look at the clock... uh... yea... like 3:45 am!!!!!!!
Of course now E is also awake! Now I have THREE toddlers screaming at the top of their lungs! I would have been waiting for the phone to ring had I not had to unplug it too keep the little ones from calling around the world! I was trying to do my best to get everyone to settle down.... It really wasnt working...but I kept moving kids around to find the spot they would actually sleep.... YEA RIGHT!!!
About 2 hours later... yep...around 6 am... I was finally able to move F back to his crib, E back to his bed, and get K to stop crying.... during those two hours, I was screamed at, kicked at, and the boys fought over who could sleep next to me... mental note... 3 kids...2 sides... doesnt really work!!!!
My phone began ringing at 7:30.... it was my mom...they had woken up early and wanted to go get breakfast.... uh... sure... oh...and the crying started all over again!!!!
But.....we did have a great time at the museum!!!!! We saw soo many planes...and many of the planes that my dad used to work on as an Air force Mechanic! The boys were very good in the museum and they were good at lunch! The best part is... I'm typing right now cuz they are fast asleep!!!!!!!
We are going to dinner...and then having dessert at McD's playland.... Like I have said before... nothing induces good sleep like playing at McD's for an hour or two!!!!!!!