2) Depo-Provera has breakthrough ovulation 40-60% of the time.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Written by Unknown at 6:27 PM
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I was in the bath tonight reading a magazine. Ever in search of a birth control that is not conflicting with my comvictions, I came across an ad for one. This is funny. It's for YAZ it's called. Here are some of the side effects.
- Irritability (Poor husband)
- Anger (Oh man, I bet that'll keep the guy away any day)
- Feeling anxious (why you pace sometimes)
- Fatigue (well, when you're tired you usually don't want to be with your husband.)
- Markedly depressed moods (Oh great. Might this explain the rise in anti-anxiety/depression drugs?)
- Headaches ("Honey, not tonight. I have a headache)
- Bloating (This explains the tight pants syndrome)
- Muscle aches (Now you don't have to work out to get this feeling)
- Changes in appetite (for the better or for worse?)
Written by Unknown at 11:52 PM
Friday, December 25, 2009
Ivy is the one in the front with the gold dress and Kyle with the blue shirt. Ryan is in back with orange shirt and Chaz right behind him with red shirt but he's hard to see. Later Ryan comes out as Joseph and Chaz as one of the wisemen. There is a great gospel message at the end! It's always so incredibly cute seeing all the kids up there. At one point you can see my daughter crying and holding her arms out to me. I can't wait to see Ashley in the play next year.
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Above: Ivy in gold dress.
Ryan as Joseph. He was bummed he didn't get to hold baby he said.
Chaz as wiseman in center
My goofy Kyle dancing in blue shirt. He's such a ham!
Written by Unknown at 9:59 PM
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Chaz had gotten a red bump on his arm a month ago and it just kept growing and growing. Well, one day is started bleeding. It bled so bad Chaz started freaking out. We all were because there was blood everywhere! No joke. We couldn't even get it to stop. We went to the ER and they had to burn it and then send us to a specialist to have it removed and sent out for a biopsy. Since this family never separates for any reason, we all crammed in the little room as you can see! :) Caleb was in back of stroller and hidden to keep germs away. We have come to the ER so many times that I'm surprised we don't have some sort of an award on the wall. I don't remember what that thing is called on Chaz's arm but it's a long word. I can tell you that.
Chaz's boo boo below. Or you can call it an ouchie. That'after it got burned. It bled every day and when it got bumped, it would start to bleed again really bad and soak his blankets.
Also! Wanted to let you know about a giveaway HP Touchscreen giveaway!
Written by Unknown at 1:20 AM
Monday, December 21, 2009
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin was one of the best books I've ever read. She really shocked me. Media said so much garbage against her and they tried really, really hard to make her look like she didn't know anything and had no right to be running for VP. Man, if she took the same ideas that she implemented in Alaska and did it for America, it would be awesome. This book answers many questions that were important for me.
1.) What did she do for Alaska while Governor?
2.) What are her family values? How well is she able to juggle politics, marriage, children, etc.?
3.) What about all the things the media spewed out about her? What's the truth?
4.) Why did she step away from Governor after running for VP?
5.) What's her next plans?
I also enjoyed reading her history and how she came about to be in politics. I love how down to earth she is and I really enjoyed reading her journey in running for vice president. She even talks about finding out she's pregnant and her reaction to finding out she was going to have a down syndrome baby. Did you know that 90% of down syndrome kids are aborted? Media spewed so much garbage and twisted so many things about her. Sadly, but not surprising, people bought into all the lies as usual. Another reason why I never listen to biased news media. You can't get a true and straight story from them. One quote she said in the book really, really touched my heart and I'd love to share it with you.
Criticism is something we can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. -Aristotle
I can't tell you how much that spoke to me. Sadly, I get criticism at times because I'm married with six children. Some people just can't imagine how I can enjoy living my life with little ones around me. They assume because they wouldn't like it, that everyone else must feel the same way. I got criticized for marrying at 19 years old, I got criticized for getting pregnant by the age of 20. Then for having them so close together. Then because I had 3 kids and it's so unfair to the others. Then I got criticized for not having the perfect kept house. For being a Christian. For being too much a Jesus fanatic. For not having a TV. For not traveling with them enough. For not making enough money to have so many. On and on and on. I could just hide in my house. Never get out or go anywhere. Never speak from my heart. Never try to truly live my life for Christ, which by the way.... the most criticism I get is from people who say they love God. (I once heard someone say a fanatic is someone who loves Jesus more than you. :D ) I could never share my faith because I would be worried about "pushing it in their face". Seriously, eternity is a long time. Can you imagine standing before God and having that explanation as to why you didn't share your faith with your mom, your brother, you cousin, your teacher, your classmate? Because it's my personal business and I'd rather just let my light shine. I'm so, so, so glad that Jesus ministered to many instead of sitting in his carpentry shop just letting his light shine. I don't want to hide in a hole just because I don't want to receive criticism anymore. Someone close to me recently told me, "why don't you stop popping out babies and go get a job?" It was like saying, "how could you possibly find any value in God's creation? In that little soul? How can you possibly want children over money? What value is that?" Well, to me, comparing money to a child is like comparing a plastic ring to a the read thing (gold). You just can't compare. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
It is better to use things and love people rather than to use people and love things.
Written by Unknown at 6:58 AM
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I started working out gain. Not the same ol' usually workout. I'm applying a much harsher workout on myself and I do it five days a week verses how I used to only workout 2-3 time a week at best. Biggest Loser said obese people have to work out at least 1 1/2 every day to keep the weight off once they get it off. I'm not obese but I figure if I work out everyday I will have a good chance of losing some weight. I have 17lbs to lose. It's really annoying because I can't fit any of my clothes. So I was excited to finally be back at the gym. I LOVE to workout. So last night I RAMMED my foot into one of the kitchen chairs. My whole foot went really warm for awhile. So now I have it wrapped and I can hardly walk on it. NOT GOOD. So tomorrow I will be working out on the bike instead. My foot isn't gonna take me down, darn it! I hate having something always get in the way of working out.
Written by Unknown at 12:29 AM
Monday, December 14, 2009
My pastor says we're as lazy as we dare to be. I believe it.
My kids on a daily basis tell me how hard their chores are. It's actually really easy. BUT. They make their chores SO much harder because they make such big messes. For example: Ryan's chore is to clean the living room, make his bed, and make sure all kid shoes are in the basket. Easy breezy. They make such big messes so it makes their job harder. Chaz's chore is to feed the dog, make his bed, and put clothes in dirty hamper. Well, if they put their clothes in the hamper rather on the floor, that chore would be nonexistant. Kyle's is cleaning kid's table, making sure there is toilet paper in the bathroom, cups are put away in sink (because they are plastic), and put toys away. Ivy is just responsible for her room. On and on. I think those chores are really fair and easy for them to do but because they make such huge messes throughout the day, some of those chores become much larger. That's when they get upset. They think they are working too hard. Well hey, I asked them if they want to trade chores with me cleaning the kitchen, cooking, dishes, laundry, mopping, teaching, making a zillion appointments, etc. They were like "no thanks." I think my kids have it good and they even get chore money after they finish their Saturday chores. I think whining is a big no no so we made the rule that during chore time, there is no talking aloud and they are given 30 minutes and these chores are done twice a day. Once at 10am and then at 5pm. What do you guys do in your family? I love ideas.
Written by Unknown at 2:03 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2009
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Friday, December 11, 2009
I love decorating for CHRISTmas although I didn't really feel like doing the lights outside this year. :P I don't really feel like risking a ladder fall. I have to admit though that I love heights. So that part I'll miss. I love walking all over my roof and looking around the neighborhood. Gosh, now that I'm talking about it, I kind of feel like getting the ladder just to sit on the roof. How fun. Anyhow, the kids had tons of fun and although we have a tiny tree, the kid had fun putting bulbs on. We don't have any glass ones because it's no use. By the time Christmas comes, the toddler of the family has tested them all out. Now they just bounce. Works for me.
Written by Unknown at 12:20 PM
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I had a bad day yesterday.
A really bad day.
Written by Unknown at 1:37 PM
Monday, December 07, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
I love our sunsets here. So pretty. I'm so glad the weekend is over. I'm always happy when I can go back into my comfort routine. Ahhhh..... Just something so comforting about it. I used to love the busyness. Not anymore. It's busy at home all the time but there is a routine to everything. You know, like chore time, homeschooling time, lunch time. Then Monday also means a thorough cleaning of the Living room and it means all of Charles' clothes get washed. Stuff like that. I love church on the weekends but by the end of Sunday night, I'm just so happy to put my feet up.
My feet are killing me right now. I love seeing my friends and talking to them at church. Especially the ones that come down in the nursing room. Those are my buddies. :) Caleb was fussy and they told me he might be gassy? Ashley had green boogers stuff so I had to keep her out of nursery and with us. To top it off she was constipated. I know you guys allllll wanted to know that. Glad to enlighten you. Ha. Kids are practicing for the Christmas play. Ryan, my eight year old, told me he's gonna play Joseph. I told him that he's not allowed to kiss Mary but he promised me he wouldn't. Chaz is gonna be the shephard. Please, oh, please don't pick the sheep's cotton off this year, Chaz. I'm glad you didn't last year. You did well playing Joseph. You stayed so far away from Mary that I was wondering if you were scared of her.
Written by Unknown at 10:16 PM
Thursday, December 03, 2009
I found these on Awkward Family Photos and I can relate to these oopsies. I've done a few of my own. Aren't we supposed to protect? We usually do but... the other night at church I was holding the baby carrier and I couldn't see little Ashley so I was turning around with the carrier Caleb was in and saying "Ashley? Ashley?" THONK. "Oh, there you are." I felt like bad as I bent down to give her a hug. I didn't know she was right under the carrier and I thonked her in the head with it trying to find her.
Or I've done the one where I am coming in from the garage where my washine machine is and I open the door right into one of my kids as I'm carrying in laundry. They have quickly learned to just stay clear of the door and I have learned to open the door SLOWLY. I've just taken too many pictures where there is an egg on my kids' head.
Written by Unknown at 10:44 PM
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Written by Unknown at 10:29 PM