May 18, 2009

8 years and counting!

Yea, that's my husband and he's pretty much...A-W-E-S-O-M-E! He may not be "prince charming" but he's my prince charming. I don't deserve him, I really don't. But he obviously sees something I don't see and God love him for it. EIGHT years, count em 8! That's how long we've been at this marriage thing. And they weren't lying when they said it would be hard. I feel so accomplished even though I know that we haven't even come halfway. But we have come a long way and I'm happy, amazed, and shocked at times but oh-so-proud of us. We don't have a perfect marriage, by any means, but we have a perfect God and it's because of Him that we've made it this far. I'll save you the boredom of listening to my tales of woe and all the hard times we've been through as a couple (most of you know it all anyways) and just get to the point. This post is dedicated to my husband, the love of my life and the person with whom I hope God blesses me enough to walk hand in hand with for the rest of my time on this earth.

I love you Russel and I'm thankful that 9 1/2 years ago God put you in my life. Little did I know that a year and a half later you would be standing at the alter accepting me into your world forever and giving me the BEST 8 years of my life. I couldn't have done it without you. I love you more than words can express.

Happy Anniversary to my love and my best friend!!
From then:

To now:

And to another 50 years!!
I ♥ You!!!!

May 10, 2009

Me and my babies

Look, i do exist! lol
I decided to step out from behind the camera for two seconds.

I HATE getting my pictures taken, but I decided to get in a picture with each of them because it is my day after all and I realized I don't take near enough pictures with my little munchkins as i should. Maddie is way to excited about the picture, lol and check out her little pigtails. ((snickers)) And of course I tried for the group picture but as you can tell, from the picture below, getting them to sit still on my lap is not an easy feat. I am laughing in the pic, Bekah is doing who knows what with her hand and Maddie is flashing the world and giving a cheesy grin, but at least we are all looking and ..I'm in a picture, right? You gotta get what you can get!

I am enjoying my Mother's Day with my babies. I am one lucky mama!
Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mom's out there!

May 6, 2009

The iris's are blooming in our front yard

Aren't they pretty?

I almost couldn't get that picture, the wind was blowing so hard and my lens was having trouble focusing. A few have already bloomed in full, I will try and get a picture tomorrow. As if you really care what the flowers in my yard look like. But I DON'T CARE. I'm doing it anyways. :P And while I'm complaining, I wish these pictures would upload BIGGER! It just bothers me... are my loves. All 3 of them being cooperative and it turns out friggin blurry!!! BUT still cute :) I heart them!

Yeah, Maddie's making a goofy face, she was drinking. Oh well. You get what you can.
End of blog, thanks for reading my pointless post!

May 4, 2009

Just another manic Monday

I have really great kids. And by really great I mean pretty darn amazing. They are exceptionally well behaved children, so I'm told. No, I'm kidding, they are really good, 95% of the time. But that remaining 5%, hahahahahahaha. How about I just leave it at that. My mom taught me a long time ago "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". And I don't want to get in trouble. It's just lately, Rebekah...she's testing me BIG time and it's a never. ending. battle with her. Everything is a debate. Everything I say or do or tell her to do is met with a "NO!" or "I DON'T WANT TO!" or "But (insert argument here)" or she runs and tattles to daddy, pitches a fit, stomps her feet, crosses her hands over her chests, slams her door, I could go on and on and on. It's really, REALLY irritating. And that's putting it mildly. And right about now my mom is probably smiling with glee. They say pay back is a bitch and they aint lying. It's a bitch mom, it really is!!! Are you happy now? = )

Is it too late to admit that I'm in over my head? I don't know what to do anymore. This is where anyone else would throw their hands up and say "I QUIT!" Butttt...I'm a mom and I don't have that luxury. And honestly, even if i did have that luxury, I still wouldn't do it. Ok, never mind, i'll be honest. Maybe if it were just for a day or something I might be tempted. They are driving me that kind of crazy lately. It's only 9 am and Rebekah has already had 3 bags of toys removed from her bedroom and they are currently taking up residence in the garage, where they will stay, until I decide whether she will keep them or they will be donated. Toys are the bain of my existance! I kid you not. On top of that she has already been "spanked" once, and it will happen again, I can feel it in my bones. Oh who am I kidding. I've never been a spanker. My children have never witnessed a real "spanking". I don't know if I'd be capable of it honestly. I think I might have only been spanked once or twice in my lifetime! But I might need to learn. Up to date time out or a pop on the leg or sending her to her room has worked, but I think those are punishments better left in the past. They don't work on her anymore! It's like they are a joke. And Madelyn, well, let's just say she's pitching a fit in her bed as we speak. She is NOT a happy camper! My normally oh so sweet baby girl has learned a thing or two from big sister and she's been pushing my buttons these days too. WHY SO EARLY! It's just not fair! I didn't think I'd see this kind of attitude and aggression in her for another year at least. ((cries)) Oh the joys of siblings.

I know what you're gonna say, the worst is yet to come and I aint seen nothin yet, blah blah blah. I see your mouth moving but I don't hear the words coming out of your mouth. = ) Just joking. I know all that. But this parenting thing, it's just getting harder and harder. I guess I can honestly say it's been fairly easy up to this point. And this is where it starts getting hard. Uggh. I just needed to vent to someone or someTHING. Gotta love blogs. Now I must go and get Madelyn from her crib because she's done w/ her spaz fest. ((sighs)) Don't worry, you don't have to call DFACS, I'll let you know if it gets to that point! haha