Monday, August 15, 2011


Ahhhhh, sorry for the extended break between blogs here. I guess I'm really not very good at this.
In family news, we found out last week that we are 5 weeks pregnant :) We lost a baby in May so we are praying everything works out this time. We are beyond excited. Of course I was supposed to get my long awaited tattoo from the ever incredible Shawn Hebrank from Identity Tattoo, obviously that's not happening now. He's taking it personally since the last time he came to visit I got pregnant with Charlee. I promised I would start saving money so after I have the baby, I can fly out to him to get tattooed. I swear we have nothing against you Shawn, my womb does however.

Speaking of family I feel like I should clarify for those of you who don't (or do for that matter) know me. I'm not a party person. I don't drink and I don't go around hanging out at bars. It's disturbing to me that because I go to shows maybe once every couple of months, that people have the need to say something about that. I recently heard that a family member told someone that I work with that JR ALWAYS has the kids. Yeah guess what, if it's not myself or my Mom with them, it's their daddy. The point is I wouldn't say that me not being with them once every couple of months is that big of a deal. I love my girls more than anything in this world and I will do everything I can to make sure that they don't turn out like your kids :) There, now I feel better. Moving on........
Oh sweet Charlee, she was nice enough to model this little skirt for me. It's a patchwork skirt that I made out of scrap fabric.

Hammin' it up. She knows how cute she is.

Rylee thought Charlee was working too hard and needed a juice break.

Showing off.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no cute is this?! I'm may be biased since they are mine, but you have to admit this is adorable. It's not very often that they all get along, I just happened to catch them at a good time. Rylee, Sofia and Charlee.
Our little cowgirl.

The front porch is almost done, it's sooooo close to being finished and I really don't want to post any pics until it's all the way there. It looks really good though. JR has been busting his behind to get it right for me. I have to admit I'm pretty lucky. Next outside project will be the roof on the addition. It rained so hard this morning that it leaked. Awesome stuff to wake up to. Annnnd the basement flooded once again. Hahaha, at least the kids are healthy!!!
I have some really fun things that I'm working on and I'm sure I will have plenty of pictures to show for it soon-ish. We will making a trip to PA this week and the girls are so very excited. Grandpa and Daddy are taking them fishing :) The older they get, the more the hillbilly in them really comes out. I think it's great.
Hope everyone is fantastic.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Big Time Spoiled....

Wednesday was our big time roadtrip to the Ohio State Fair....I was not really that impressed by the fair itself. I mean, it seems just like any other fair to me, just more people. I mean except for the fact that Big Time Rush was there to perform. If you don't have kids you may not know who they are. They are 4 boys who have evolved from a Nickelodeon show into a real live boy band. (Rylee is asking that I type that they are also really cute and that Kendall is her favorite) Anywho, the girls got the thrill of a lifetime when Kendall and James from said boy band walked about a foot in front of us. Cue the girls swooning here. Seriously, it was crazy business.

Rylee and myself at the hotel.

Sofia, Rylee and I waiting and waiting hahaha.
The show was actually really really good. They played pretty much their entire album (yes, I knew every word hahah) and they were very entertaining. In fact, the girls had such a good time that we are taking them to see them again in Lima Ohio at the end of August. One last hoorah before school starts. My sister got some pretty good pictures so I think we are going to make them some new t-shirts to wear next time :)

Speaking of spending more money on concert tickets, Momma needs to pay some bills!!!
I just finished a really cute skirt and for some reason this thing is uploading it weird. Anyway it's about 11 1/2 inches long and the waist can go up to 32 inches. It's a tiered skirt, polka dots, stripes and a pretty paisley and floral fabric. I am willing to let it go for $15 instead of my usual $25. If you are interested in seeing pictures of it let me know and I will email you a couple :) 
I think I will actually make some custom skirts if anyone is interested. I just need a waist measurement and the length you would want it to be. I have all kinds of fabric so I think this could be fun. JR insists that I need to make a facebook just for that reason. I have an etsy account but it seems like there is soooo much stuff on there already that it just gets passed up, so maybe he's onto something. I guess I can do that, you know in my spare time hahaha!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What are you doing to your sister, and why does she sound like a goat??

I actually spoke those words to my children yesterday. Strange I know. You just never know what you're going to get with these little ladies.
I started this with the intention of keeping it up to date pretty regularly....I started out good haha. work, family, and house guests I've been a little busy. Mr. Rod Kelly is visiting us from Georgia this week. What a character he is, Peg Jean he insists that I don't like him for some reason, that's not true. I did find it interesting that he's never heard of cornhole before. The game that is, he said where he's from cornhole means something else entirely hahahaha.
Did I mention we are also doing lots of work on the house? Well, we are. JR, Josh and Billy have been busy trying to get Momma's front porch together. I'm pretty excited to get it finished. They swear it will be done by Sunday, I'm a little skeptical but I guess we'll see. I can't wait to decorate it with all sorts of fun fall things. That's right, like it or not that's right around the corner. I'm even more excited that we don't have to use cinder blocks for steps anymore hahah. That's not very convenient when you're trying to haul 3 little girls and their things out the door.
I will post pictures when the boys get it all done :) I haven't just been sitting around....I am sanding the fireplace so I can stain it, and I'm stripping the stain off of the steps in the house. It's a slow process but it will all look so nice when it's complete.

Tomorrow it's off to the Ohio State Fair with Rylee, Sofia and Auntie Jeri to see Big Time Rush. My girls are beyond ecstatic. I will be sure to take lots of pics so you can all share in on the fun. I don't think I will let them talk me into the scrambler this time, last time I almost lost it. By it I mean my lunch. So the scrambler will be a no go. No fun but who wants to walk around with vomit in their hair. Certainly not this girl. Hope everyone is doing great!!!!!!!!!!