Monday, May 31, 2010

Miscellany Monday.......

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
1. Clothes, I feel like all of my clothes are old and outdated! Once I loose this weight my hubby said I can get new clothes. I am so thrilled for that. I am going to have to bring a friend shopping!! I want a more up to date and fun wardrobe. Where do you all shop to get your cute clothes???

2. I am so excited for two things. My oldest daughter Alyssa learned last night how to clean the bathroom. One less thing I might have to do, I hope.

3. Second thing I am BEYOND excited for is I am getting a Gypsy this week, Thanks to my very sweet friend Dorcas. I love Her so much. It is amazing how God works.

4. Happy Memorial Day.... It is so wonderful to spend time with family! Thank you all who serve our country!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fav Photo Tuesday on Friday.....

 So this week has been one of those weeks when all you want to do is go back to sleep and start the week all over. So I never posted my Fav Photos on Tuesday so I thought Friday is as good as any day to share my favorite photos of the week!! Enjoy.......

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vote for Autumn?

So I did it, lol. I entered Autumn in one of those silly photo contests. I had a hard time finding a great picture though. I wish I would have taken a better picture tomorrow but I love this picture. It was from my phone so not the best quality. So here is the link if you want you vote. You can vote as many times as you want until the 15th of July. No pressure just thought I would post one of those silly things we do as a Mom.........

I am so excited to tape my video for tomorrow, get to know me!

Monday, May 24, 2010

My 1st Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Loosing weight...... I need to do this so bad!!! But how?????? My hubby wants me to do low carb with him but I am not sure it is a good choice of a diet for me while I am nursing. But I am trying to figure out a better idea!?! What to do, I can't keep going up, it must go down!!

2. Getting ready for the day is something I ALWAYS wait till the last minute to do. I rarely get dressed before noon and then I have to rush to get ready to go pick up the girls from school. Why do I do this?!?!
3. Clutter.... I feel like my house is so full of clutter and nothing is organized. I know I posted about this the other day but I can not get it out of my head. I need to get going room to room and get this house back in order!

4. Zander.... as I sit here and type this he is crafting away at his little table in the living room. He is just so cute. He loves to color, draw, put stickers on paper, cut paper, use glue and tape on everything possible. I love all of his creations. He has quite the imagination!!!!

5. Organization..... I wish organizing stuff was not so expensive. I need to get this house organized. Oh, did I say that already, hee hee!

6. BOWS.... I love making them and creating them. It is a new love! I am thinking about doing a giveaway on my scrapbooking blog. A few bows. So keep an eye out for that!!

7. Saturday I found or I should say my cupcakes found the most disgusting spider in there room, of all places. It was huge!!!. AUHHHH

I hope you enjoyed my silly little post on Miscellany Monday........

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I got my very 1st AWARD!!!!

My very sweet friend Dorcas gave me a blog award: The Versatile Blogger. I was so excited to receive my first AWARD!! I feel so special and blessed. 

So I decided to look up what versatile really means and here is the meaning in the Webster Dictionary (tell me if you think I deserved it and if you think I meet this description):

1 : changing or fluctuating readily : variable

2 : embracing a variety of subjects, fields, or skills; also : turning with ease from one thing to  
I think she might think I am a little CRAZY........ But she is right I am a little..... TEE HEE HEE and yes, I do have to capability to go from thing to the next within a second.
According to the rules, to accept this award I have to tell you seven random things about myself. This might be hard but I will try my best.

1. I love God with all my heart and have for as long as I can remember. Without His love and faithfulness I am nothing. He is who I call on everyday of my life for His strength, PEACE, grace, help, Strength (oh did I say that already???) and His forgiveness..........
2. My hubby has to be the best in the world. I am not just saying this, I truly mean this!! God has given me the greatest, most loving, caring, thoughtful man and he know just how to make me smile when I have had a ruff day. He shows up just when I need him most and he is always there to stand beside me!! He is the most wonderful Husband and Father to our little cupcakes! I love my little cupcakes. (no, I am not referring to the dessert but to my sweet children). God's sweetest GIFT!!

3. I LOVE coffee and chocolate.  

4. Laundry, I despise laundry......... Do I need to say more?!?!

5. I enjoy scrapbooking, card making, bow making and creating little gifts for the people in my life.

6. My house is so full of clutter, I just realized this today. It is worse then I thought. I need someone to come help me get this house decluttered!!!!! 

7. I love to decorate and design rooms, I would love to be a home stagger. Maybe some day....... 

I guess this was way easier then I thought. I could go on and on about me, lol.
So that is my 7. Now I would like to pass this award to some wonderful ladies I enjoy reading their blogs. Hope on over and take a peak at there blogs.

I enjoy all of there blogs so much and they all deserve a little recognition!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dreamin on Thursday........

This is the day the Lord has made; let us REJOICE and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Alyvia is home today with Zander, Autumn and I. She is a little under the weather. She has been having a horrible headache and tummy ache. I am praying she starts feeling better soon. It is no fun to be sick on such a beautiful day!!!!

We have just been relaxing and Zander and Alyvia are doing a little crafting in the tv room. It is so cute they both have tables set up with all of there stuff. So I am trying to work on editing my first video for my scrappin5littlecupcakes blog. I got it all edited and then realized this software only makes music videos and I can not figure out how to get my voice. Well, I will eventually figure it out.

So today for Dreamin on Thursday my #1 thing I have been dreaming about is a
full night sleep.............

# 2 This is a little silly but doen't this baby look so content. I really want a bumbo seat for Autumn, oh and a content, happy baby would be awesome too!!!!

#3 To be able to finish decorating our bedroom.

Next week I am going to do a little something different. I am going to do a little get to know me video. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a question in my comments and I will answer it on my video next Thursday. I am excited to do this and it will be my first video on this blog, I got this idea from Momo's blog.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I just love to spend time with my Mom. She is one very special women, one of God's greatest creations. This week we got to spend a lot of time together. She was here from Tuesday to Tuesday, so that means yesterday I had to bring her to the airport and I was so sad to see her go home. But blessed at the same time that she came and helped me while Craig was out of town, (my wonderful DH).

We took the kids to the park, went for a walk, I helped her make her own blog, she read lots of books to the kids, played games, hung out and just had fun together!! Oh and Starbucks, I can't forget our almost daily visit. Starbucks would be one of my moms favorite thing, STARBUCKS!!! Her fav drink, Iced Decaf Black Cherry Mocha with light ice and my fav drink is Iced Upside Down Caramel Macchiato, extra Carmel and light ice. NUMMY!!!

So let me start from the beginning of last week, on our way home from the airport on Tuesday she asked me if I would be willing to do a Bible study with her for practice because she was going to do a bible study with some women at home when she got back and wanted to go over the material. I thought oh what would be the harm, it would be a good way to spend time together and fun to dig into the word together. This would not be the first time either she has had me be her ginny pig. Well, what I did not know was that it would also be painful, healing and eye opening!!! So after lots of tears, praying and reading God's word, I have learned a lot about myself  and God's true LOVE for us. I have always struggled with loving myself, let alone even liking myself and with His healing, I am learning to love myself again.

He has made everything is BEAUTIFUL in his time. Ecclesiates 3:11

I remember as a child, I went with my mom to a Dr appointment and on the wall I remember seeing in one of the Dr offices a poster that said. God did not make junk and it had a kitty above it. It is amazing how I still remember it to this day, like it was yesterday. It was a time in my life as a preteen that I just felt worthless and ugly. Here was a little way of God showing me, He loves us so much.

God is so amazing. It seemed every chapter we would read would have to do with something that was going on in my life or something we had talked about earlier that day or the day before. It was amazing to me how everything lined up. If you want to check out the Bible study we did it is called Captivating Heart to Heart by Stasi Eldredge.

Last night as I was laying in bed before I drifted off. God showed me how I see myself and how He sees me.
This is how see myself......
This is how God sees me and wants me to see myself. I am working on it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fav Photo Tuesday

What a week, ups and downs....... I am exhausted yet again but wanted to post my favorite pictures of the week. I will post a little update tomorrow of what we have been up to.

So serious

Deep in thought

Nummy watermelon

Bonding time

Zander was in one of those horrible moods and did not want his picture taken.

Going for a walk

Sorry for not posting in awhile it has been a busy weekend and week.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

God is Amazing!!!!

So this weekend we had the most AMAZING time. My brother Billy and his wife Melissa came to visit. We had not seen Billy since Christmas and Melissa since September. They came to spend time with us, we played games, watched movies and just hung out. They also came to tell us the most AMAZING news ever, they are pregnant!!!! We have been praying for them for a few years now. It has been a long journey for them. But God is so very faithful and gave her the desires of her heart. She is pregnant and with TWINS, yes, twins!!! God is so good. She has always said she would love to have twins. And look what God did for her. They found out on Easter Sunday they were expecting and went in and had an ultrasound. On the first ultrasound there was only one baby. So they had another appointment on the 29th of April which was my brother's birthday. They figured they would not have another ultrasound at the appointment because they already had one earlier but the Dr asked if they had time to do one. So the Dr. was looking around and low and behold there was baby B. Even the Dr was shocked and they are so blessed!! Melissa is really doing great and feeling wonderful. She is 10 weeks along and the baby's look wonderful and healthy and growing at the right pace. I am so excited and beyond thankful for them! 

I just wanted to share this touching video with you today. God has us all in his hands and he knew us and has a plan for each of us before we were even conceived in our mothers womb.

So my mom is here this week and I am enjoying having her here so very very much!!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Favorite Photo Tuesday......

So it has been one very busy few days........

I am beyond exhausted, I will be updating you tomorrow of our BUSY awesome weekend. I wanted to share my favorite photos of the week before I head to bed. I don't think I remember being this tired for a very long time!! So here are the pictures.

So these are pictures from the last few days. I will add more details tomorrow. Sleep good all! NIGHT

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I hope you all are enjoying this special day to celebrate the Mom is your life. My children and Craig have made this day extra special. I normally get breakfast in bed but Autumn had me up early so Alyssa and Alyvia made me breakfast while I was getting ready for church and brought it to me. How sweet are they?!?! They all got me cards and have been super loving. Craig made us a delishious lunch and now we are just enjoying a relaxing the day. Craig took a few pictures of me and the kids before we went to church here are two of my favorites. I just LOVE Zander's face in the first one.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dreamin on Thursday.....

I am so excited, I can not tell you. I get to see Melissa my sister in law and my bother Billy tonight. I have not seen Melissa since September and Billy since December. We miss them so much! They are only here for a few days but we will enjoy having them here and spending time together. They get to meet Autumn for the first time also.

For Dreaming on Thursday this week I decided to change it up and do a post about what things I could not dream of living without as a mommy of 5.

1. Boppy; I could not live without mine. It makes life so much easier. Not just for nursing but, for the kids to be able to hold Autumn and I prop her up on it after she eats so she does not spit up as much.
1. Small Mesh Baby Bath Chair; So I have to add another number 1 because it ties with my boppy, yes, I love it that much. It is one of my new must haves. I wish I would have had it with all of my others. It sounds silly I am sure but Autumn used to scream everytime I gave her a bath, we were just using one of those bath sponges but now this has to be the best $7 I have ever spent!!!!! She loves her bath. I got it at Walmart and yes it really was only $7.

2.  Baby wipes; What would i do without them?!?! I use them for everything even when I am not changing a diaper. I use them to clean up little hands and faces. If we are in the car I will even use them to wipe off the sticky dash board from those little hands that touch everything.

3. Baby Swing; How would I get anything done without this thing? Autumn has been sitting in her swing whenever I need to do something. She loves it, she wants to move at all times so this keeps her busy for awhile.

4. My Hotsling; I literally could not even think about going shopping without it. Autumn does not like to sit in her car seat while shopping we don't move enough I guess. She loves to be held. It makes it so much easier to shop anyway just to carry her.

5. Desitin; Yes it is a must, I actually just found Targets brand of original desitin and it is only $1.65,  so much cheeper then regular desitin. I despise Desitin creamy though, the original is by far the best. I even use it on Autumns little creases under her neck or in her little rolls on her legs if they are red. My kids have such sensitive skin so it seams I use it all the time!!

6. Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads; If I did not have them I would be soaked all the time. Hee Hee Hee. Love them, I have so many different kinds and these are by far the best.

7. Nursing cover; I can not tell you how much easier it is to nurse in public. I don't know what I ever did without it with my other kids.

8. Medela Pump; I would never get away if I did not have one of these. I love my pump. I have had it for at least 8 years now and it still works like new.

9. Band aids; silly I know but they make any kind of boo boo feel all better.

10. Burp clothes; my kids have all been spitters. With Autumn I go through at least 3 to 4 a day. I just love to use regular cloth diapers by gerber. They I have found are the best, they are so much more absorbent. 

I hope you have enjoyed my list.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The love of boots.....

Cowboy boots that is. Have you ever had a child that adored a pair if shoes. (I have two of them, Aubrey LOVES dress up shoes as much as Zander LOVES his cowboy boots.) Well, Zander LOVES his cowboy boots he got for Christmas from Grandpa and Grandma DeMar. At first he did not want anythng to do with them but now, he can be seen with them on at all times. It is hard to change this boys mind. So yesterday afternoon Nora watched them for me while I went to get the girls from school and he of course put his boots on to go over. Here is he and Aubrey both with there beloved shoes!!!

On there way to Nora's.
I had to text Nora quick to hold her laughter. He is such a sweet sensitive boy. Last time he went over he ran back crying because she wanted to take his picture. It is hard not to laugh when he looks so silly and cute. Hee Hee Hee

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My great protector & Fav Photo Tuesday.....

So I could not pass up telling you about our dog Espresso. He is a Yorkie and a sweet loving little dog. He is so jealous of Autumn but LOVES her so very much!! He is her great protector. He used to sit right by my belly when I was pregnant and now that she is here, wherever Autumn is you can find Espresso in the same room somewhere. So yesterday, I was doing the girls hair and layed her down on the floor. I left the room to do something and came back to find this.

This has to be by far my favorite pictures of this week. They are just so sweet!!!

Daddy's Girl

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy National Scrapbook Day..

Today was such a fun but very long full day. I got to Skype with my Mom and Dorcas today both my BFF's. Dorcas and I tryed to scrap together over skype but it did not work very well. Since we have 9 kids together to take care. She has 4 and of course I have my 5 but it was fun to chat and try to scrap together. Dorcas and I both are participating in Robyn's challenges over at My Pink Stamper and one at Made By Momo. I have entered 5 Challenges so far over at, she had 12 challenges today total and you have till Monday night at Midnight CST to enter. It was so much fun. You should pop on over and check it out. You can even win some very fun prizes!!  I am still working on 4 more of her challenges. I got a lot accomplished today and was thrilled!!

If you would like to see my projects jump over to my other blog Scrappin5littlecupcakes . I would love to know what you think, so leave a comment, just like here I adore comment!!!

Here is a little sneak peak of one of my projects....

Well, back to my busy day. I also had to make some baked goods for tomorrow's bake sale at church, washed two loads of laundry, took care of a fussy baby and the kids most of the by myself and read two books. Thankfully Craig helped with dinner and baths. After he had a brain frying day studying for his plumbing test on the 12th. Please be praying for him. Thank you so much!