Friday, December 28, 2007

Animal School

This clip is amazing. I have thought about this often. Now I pray that God will give me wisdom in training them that together we can be successful. I need His guidance.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Yahoo Answers

I like to go into Yahoo Answers and look around at questions people ask. This was one I ran into. Had to answer it. I am copying here in case anyone runs into my site and might wonder the same. :o)
If it's human nature to sin, why does God get all bent out of shape about it? After all, he created us... -Giovanni

My Answer:
You're missing it! Remember, God created Adam and Eve. They were deceived in the garden and chose to disobey God. Because God loves us so much, He gave us a free will. However, He cannot allow sin in Heaven. We choose who we want to serve. Some don't believe in hell. But even if there was only a 5% chance there was a hell, it is in my best interest to avoid it. But! Remember, sin always comes with consequences. Yes, we have the free will to sin, but we must also accept our consequences from it. If sin was such an "okay" thing, why does so much heartache come with it? Face it, the pleasure of a certain sin is only temporary, then you usually have to move onto something more, and more, and more..... Instead, see it that God loves you so much that He gave His only son. That way you HAVE a chance to be redeemed. NOT ONLY THAT! But to live a life free from the consequences of sin. Sin paints such a pretty picture. But it'll never show you the other side. God loves you so much He'd rather spare you than have your life down spiral into sin. Think of it like that.
("The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is Eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord") Romans 6:23
("All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God") Romans 3:23

Friday, December 21, 2007

Sister in Town!

My sister and her family are missionaries in Capetown, South Africa. They come back every two years for a visit so they just took a 28 hour flight in to visit for a month! We are just so excited and we can't get enough of them. We met at Sweet Tomatoes just after they got off the plane. Dan is still there because he will only be visiting for two weeks. I will share some funny stories with you soon when I get the time!

On the left is my mom, me, my nephews, my niece, my cutie pie Charles, my kids, then my dad, some more of my nephews, my sister Tammy, and then Jodee (being silly) who is visiting from South Africa. Her kids are mixed in with other kids at the table. She has four. :o) Click on picture for better view. It's cute seeing what all the kids were doing. Trust me, going to Sweet Tomatoes with 11 kids all under the age of 10 is not an easy thing. ((Chuckle))

Thursday, December 20, 2007

New Homeschool, New Schedule

Okay, I am writing this for my friend. ;), who wants me to update.

Yes, I am homeschooling now with my 6 and 7 year old. I was off to a rough start because we have all been very sick the last month between flus and colds. On top of it, my newborn hasn't been sleeping well because she has a stuffed nose and tries to breathe out of it. Last night I finally found my "booger sucker" and was finally able to help her go to sleep around 4:30am. The other night my son woke up shaking violently with a 104 temperature. It was the middle of the night so I made a tepid bath for him to cool him down and gave him medicine. That quickly put his temperature down by 2 degrees. Then I laid on the floor next to him for the rest of the early morning so I could keep checking on him. By morning, his fever was gone. Sooo, things have been a little rough around here. As I was starting the homeschool process, I hadn't realized that it would take some time for the books that I ordered to come in. Once it came in, my computer started to act up. Thankfully it is all working now. My only thing I am working out now is how to set up my schedule. I am finding that I might need to wait until the little one's naptime in order to really be able to work with the boys well. Either that, or split the work up throughout the day. Any advice is helpful! I truly am happy with our decision but it'll just take some time to work out what will work best for our family. :)

Oh, by the way. I am not a "quiverfull" mom. For those who don't know, that's a mom who lets each baby come as God allows. Actually, if I did that I would have one baby every year because I am so fertile. I did that before which is why I have a 6 and 7 year old. Hee, hee.... But actually, I have a lot of work to do with my kids such as disciplines and behavior so I really want to focus on that for awhile before I welcome in a new one. :)

I hope all my blogging friends are having an awesome Christmas month!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Everything Breaking?

This pic is so cute. It's my mother-law, and my cute husband with his little sister Melanie.

Man, this has been a weird month. My family has been getting sick like crazy and our fridge is dying and our van is having problems. Sheesh-la-weez! But, you know, instead of freaking out, I have to remind myself that life happens and sometimes when it rains it pours. I was not feeling good today and I could hardly stand. After running into a couple of walls because I couldn't keep my balance, I admitted that it was time for me to go lay down. You have to know me, I rarely sit down unless I'm at the computer. Even when I eat, I tend to stand up. So, I finally went to lay down (sorta fell down into couch) and crashed with my son on top of me and my little girl next to me. Anyhow, my sister is as I write this, heading on a plane from Capetown, South Africa and the family will be visiting for one month. Then they will return back there for another couple of years. Boy, do I miss her!!!!!! It's a 22 hour flight so they will be in around evening time on Monday. Can't wait!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tell Me About Yourself

These are fun. Let me know if you do one too on your site!

Name:Jenny (or Virginia)
Birthday:June 14th
Birthplace:Globe, Az
Current Location:Not telling dork
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Blond
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right
Your Heritage:Irish, German, English, and Cherokee
The Shoes You Wore Today:None, love to be barefoot at home or else heels
Your Weakness:Stylish Clothes (Even though I'm a homemaker) Love to stay cute.
Your Fears:Losing a loved one close to me
Your Perfect Pizza:Hawaiian
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Homeschooling with success
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:LOL
Thoughts First Waking Up:Need some coffee
Your Best Physical Feature:Hmmm.... Everyone says my legs. /always has.
Your Bedtime:Around midnight
Your Most Missed Memory:The three days my husband and I spent when dating walking downtown just talking and holding hands
Pepsi or Coke:Coke (Not really. Diet Dr. Pepper with Cherry and Vanilla
MacDonalds or Burger King:McDonalds
Single or Group Dates:Single dates all the way.
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Lipton
Chocolate or Vanilla:Totally Chocolate!
Cappuccino or Coffee:Coffee
Do you Smoke:No way
Do you Swear:No, I'm a Christian
Do you Sing:Yes, on stage at church
Do you Shower Daily:Duh
Have you Been in Love:Of course. Love can hurt sometimes. But can't live without it.
Do you want to go to College:I would love to go to chef's school. Mostly though, just want to help people in need or lonely
Do you want to get Married:I am so married. 9 years.
Do you believe in yourself:At times. I really am hard on myself. A lot people said I'd never be a mother. Now I'm a mom of five. I love it.
Do you get Motion Sickness:Yes!
Do you think you are Attractive:Somewhat. Not crazy attractive though. Just get by.
Are you a Health Freak:Not a health freak food wise but an exercise nut.
Do you get along with your Parents:With my mom sometimes, with my dad, all the time.
Do you like Thunderstorms:NO! ((Scared))
Do you play an Instrument:Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Piccalo, flute, and some piano
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:No way. Christians don't drink. So no.
In the past month have you Smoked:No. Although I admit I like the smell of it. Would never willingly kill myself for it though
In the past month have you gone on a Date:Yes. Due for another
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:Yes, bought a cute shirt at my favorite store Charlotte Russe
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:Ummm... well, it's sitting right here next to me. The mint ones. (I am so caught)
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:No way. Try to. Doesn't work for me.
In the past month have you been on Stage:Oh yes, all the time.
In the past month have you been Dumped:No. Um, that's not supposed to happen in marriage but unfortunately there are selfish people out there.
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:Uh no. Used to but I got delivered from that. Thank God! Oh the wild days.
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:No, just maybe a chocolate from kids halloween bin
Ever been Drunk:Oh yes. Easily. But don't drink anymore.
Ever been called a Tease:oh yes. Not while married though.
Ever been Beaten up:Almost lots of times. hated school. Girls always wanted to beat me up over guys.
Ever Shoplifted:oh yes. Thankfully I am clean of that!
How do you want to Die:given a chance to tell friends goodbye and make sure heart is right with God.
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:Like, uh, I am so I guess what I am now. A homemaker and a loving wife.
What country would you most like to Visit:France. Not so much. I am very happy here.
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Green
Favourite Hair Color:Looooove Dark Brown. Never blond hair on guys.
Short or Long Hair:Short. Nice and clean cut.
Height:6 foot or more
Weight:whatever, just not obese
Best Clothing Style:American Eagle
Number of Drugs I have taken:never
Number of CDs I own:I don't know. Just love praise music
Number of Piercings:just one in each ear
Number of Tattoos:None
Number of things in my Past I Regret:Here, now? Hold on, I have to count... could be here awhile. Gee, a lot. I hurt a lot of people in my past. Sadly.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007


(This is so awesome!)-Virginia

Am I a bad American????
By: George Carlin

I Am Your Worst Nightmare.
I am a BAD American.
I am George Carlin.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid level governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I don't hate the rich.
I don't pity the poor.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you!
So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!
This is AMERICA.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution.
Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry rear if you're running from them..
I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
..and, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good..... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
..and what is going on with gas prices... Again?
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.
We want our country back!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sore Loser

So now that my baby is 3 months old I've been wanting to jump back into my exercise routine. I've loved working out ever since I was a teen. Although back then, it was more for just toning. Um, now it's for serious toning. Yeah. So I attending my first TBC class (total body conditioning). I thought, "oh man, I am seriously out of shape". Man, what one pregnancy can do in just 9 months time. So, in order to do some serious repair work, I am going three times a week. So I wake up this morning and I am so sore I can hardly bend over. I mean, it really hurts. On top of that, I only slept maybe 4 1/2 hours. In the middle of the night my 2 year old wanted water so I got up to give her some. The problem with that is sometimes when I get up like that, I can't go back to sleep. So I was awake for an hour before I could fall back asleep. Yikes. Then I realized my little 3 month old needed a diaper change. Just as I was going to start falling asleep, she woke up hungry. (Chuckle) That's how it is with a newborn! All in all, this has been a sore day for me but I will do it again tomorrow! Then be sore Thursday. Then workout again on Friday.... until I get used to it again. Hopefully with all this workout, I will also be a sore loser. (As in losing weight.)

Monday, December 10, 2007

True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Today some schools are teaching children that the pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians and thats why we have Thanksgiving. Sadly, the schools teach this because they don't want the kids to know that the purpose of Thanksgiving is that pilgrims gave thanks to God. Learn The True Meaning of Thanksgiving so that you can also teach your own children!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas Tree Fun

Tonight was our Christmas tree fun decorating with the kids! The kids really loved it and although Charles and I have of course done it for many years, this is a tradition the kids are newer to and will look back on it for many years! Right away the kittens have had fun with the ornaments. But... have no fear. We have shatterproof ornaments. Yes, this idea comes from my smart in-laws. So, now I don't have to come running in from another room 10 times a day to see who just shattered another one. Ahhh... relaxing. :o) The next best thing is reading next to the tree with a good book and sipping hot cocoa. All I'm missing is a fireplace! I know there are some lucky ones out there with one! Even luckier, those who have snow. Don't worry, we're gonna take the kids out this year for the first time to see snow. Yay!

Forgot to mention...

Do you see how late my post is? That's how freaked out I'm in about almost getting killed on the road. I am so shook up.

Also... my son Kyle has been waking up so early. This morning he woke up at 4:30am! He was just all ready for the day. Ready to play and eat. I kept telling him to go back to bed but he just layed awake next to me and then played in the playroom till I woke up. Talk about an early bird. Sheesh.

Night Out

Anyhow, since that last post was so down, here is the highlights from tonight. :) My dad took Ivy tonight to spend some time with her and had her play in the snow. Also, when he came back with her she spent some time with my mom and my mom put this hat on her that has a wig attached underneath it. So funny! Looks like she has long blond hair. The other pic is of me and my dad after I got back from the dinner. The one on top is at the dinner with my husband's company. I couldn't get the whole table in it though.

Tough Day

This has been a really rough day for me and I am just so shaky from it. Tonight was my husband's office party night at a restaurant across town. Well, I asked my husband where it was but somehow I didn't listen close enough. I just started driving to where I thought it was and there was horrible traffic. Along the way my husband and I just kept seeing horrible accidents and it was raining on top of it. Really bad accidents. We must've seen at least 10 tonight. We started at 4:30pm driving to take kids to different babysitters (the boys and a friend's, and Ivy at my moms). We didn't expect such bad traffic all the way there. So, I finally get there and it slowly dawns on me that I was on the wrong side of town. I mean, WRONG side. We were already 10 minutes late for the party. So we headed to the other side of town and it took 45 minutes. We got there an hour late! We sit down and have a nice dinner with presents and bonus checks. When we go to head home I give Charles the wrong directions out of the restaurant. I got mixed around. So then we had to find the freeway and once I did, I went the wrong direction. We went even further into the next town till I realized my mistake. We had to turn around and drive REALLY far back to my friend's house. After we left, we were sitting at a stop light waiting for it to turn green. When it turn green, for once I was just relaxed so I took off slow. All of a sudden I heard Charles yell at the top of his lungs STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I slammed on my brakes in time to see a large tow truck barrel right past me. He had ran a red going extremely fast, way over the speed limit. Also, he was driving erratically like he was drunk. If Charles hadn't of literally screamed at me, I know we would've been dead because he was that close. If I had not been relaxed, starting to edge out slow, and then slammed on my brakes fast, he would have broad sided me. I was so shaky I pulled over to where I saw a cop and told him what happened. He then went after the guy to catch him before he could kill someone on the road. I was going to go to the store but we just went straight home. By just 6 that evening there had already been over 15 accidents on the road. We just want to be safe inside. Scary night.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Beginnings of Homeschooling

Well, I've officially started homeschooling. I have never been busier in my entire life! Whew! I mean, I literally don't have much time for cleaning so it is essential that we learn how to clean as we go along. Pick up after ourselves. I think I literally have the laziest kids on the planet. (Except for my middle son Ryan). I mean as soon as I say it's time to clean, they go from playing to lying on the floor saying that they are just so exhausted they can't even stand up. Sooo, I tell them to get their so called tired butts off the floor and help out. :D We are a family so we work together. Three times a week we go to the YMCA so I can attend my aerobics classes. Although I've never been busier, I am truly the happiest I've ever been. I love staying busy. I can't stand being idle. I know my parents (who remember my teens so well) might fall over from that last statement but it's the truth. People do change! LOL! Between lesson plans, cooking three times a day, cleaning, nursing, errands, laundry, and running to that darn phone, it leaves little time for free time. Which.... I might add.... can actually be good thing. I spend my free times after 7:30pm when kids are in bed. That's the, "Let's kick on the music, eat some snacks, and lounge around time." Fun! LOL! Thank you to my homeschooling friends for being an encouragement to me and helping me to see that it is possible. :o)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Our 9th Anniversary!

I am now 28. I got married when I was 19 to the sweetest guy I've ever met named Charles. He is the most thoughtful and fun man to be with. Get this. My husband loves go shopping. Even if it's just to window shop. He helps me pick out my clothes. He always wants me to try on stuff in stores that he thinks is pretty. He changes diapers without asking. He lays down the kids every night. He encourages me to take nights off with my friends. He gives me back rubs whenever I need it. Draws me a bath when I'm tired. How could I have ever gotten so lucky searching on my own? God brought him to me and I am so grateful for him. Doesn't mean everything is always perfect but that's what love is about. For better or worse. Whether you're rich or poor. Sickness and in health. Till death do us part. The world may be able to brush aside their vows over trivial things. But as Christians, we cannot. Thank you God for being the glue that holds us together. :o)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Elf Yourself!

Hey, I just made a total elf of myself. Check it out by clicking here. . Hee, hee...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Mud Mania!

(1. Chaz getting mud out of hair, 2. Ivy staying clean, 3. Chaz, proud to be dirty, 4. Alexandra and Ryan, 5. Ryan after the soap slide.)
I never got to post this awhile back because I was waiting for my friend to email the pics. My kids really loved attending Mud Mania this year. There is just so much to do and they just love getting dirty. However, Ivy wouldn't go near the mud and stayed clean all day. It's just a huge event. Chaz surprisingly loved getting dirty, and Ryan loved the soap slide down the hill to get clean. In one pic, Ryan is with his little friend Alexandra on a rocking horse. It was a great family day out, that's for sure!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Funny Questionaire

You Are a Christmas Sweater!

Over the top, colorful, and totally flashy.
You're not afraid to be a little tacky.