Sunday, November 30, 2008

I most certainly did not.....

I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since my last post. Last week, I just couldn't come up with any Not-me's. I sometimes think I need to carry a recorder with me so that when I DO NOT do something, I can just press a "record" button and tell the recorder so I'll remember. My life is funnier than I can sometimes recall! The last two weeks have been so chaotic that I just haven't had the time to think about blogging. I've been keeping up on the ones I follow, but just not doing my own- bad girl!

Well, I have come up with some not-me's this week and I hope you enjoy. I'm sure some of you reading can certainly relate, however any male reading, most certainly will not, so, males, read at your own risk!

Thanks to MckMama for hosting this fun, free therapy for all to enjoy! Check out her blog to see what she and MANY others DID NOT DO this week!

While helping at my sons Thanksgiving Party at school this week I most certainly did not realize shortly after arriving that I had forgotten to "pump" on the way to school (yes...I am known to pump while driving) Soon thereafter, I did not lean down to help my son with his craft only to hear him non-chalantly say "you're leaking", quite loudly, as he pointed to a wet spot on my shirt and then without hesitation continue on with his project. I most certainly was not slightly embarrassed and extremely cautious not to lower my arms and press too hard the rest of the party in fear of having a lot of explaining to do to a group of first graders! Nope, not me! It is Not my son who is entirely too educated on the subject of breastfeeding!

I most certainly did not leave home on black friday at 4:00 a.m. and not return until 7:27 p.m. (fifteen hours, 27 minutes...if you're trying to do the math) I did not leave my husband at home with the children while I shopped til' my hearts content in slight "revenge" for him leaving me with said children for 4 days this week to go hunting in Missouri. I would never seek any type of revenge against my hubby. Not me! While shopping on black friday, I did not win a contest at Target for the correct guess of the number of checkouts and I was not totally excited to win a gift bag full of food!

It was certainly not me who ate an entire Entemanns coffee cake (which I won in my Target bag) in two days. It really wasn't that big, but it wasn't me that finished it off before hubby came home from work this morning, and tucked it in the bottom of the trash can so that he wouldn't see it! No, that wasn't me either!

I did not watch as my 7 month old pulled herself up to standing position in her crib yesterday! She can't be this old already. I do not really want another baby and I am not at all mentioning this fact nearly every day in hopes of swaying hubby's feelings on the idea.

So, what did you not do? Tell me or tell everyone else. If you have a blog, visit MckMama's blog to find out how to join the fun!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not-me Monday!!!

Therapy time everyone!!! What did you NOT DO this week. Visit MckMamas' blog to find out what others DID NOT DO this week- I tell ya what, it makes you realize how normal you really are- which is a good thing!

Once again, I can not remember lots of the things I DID NOT DO this past week. The days go by too fast and my mind is too busy to remember. But, these few things made an impression on me, mostly #1....

I did not rock my already 7 month old daughter to sleep one night, with tears running down my face, thinking about how the time has flown. She should not be 7 months old already, she was just born. I do not think daily how my children are growing so fast. I do not wish time would just stand still. I do not breathe in every smell wishing I could remember it forever. I do not delight in every moment, seriously most every moment, wishing it too would never fade from memory....

I did not begin to cry during communion at church Sunday when I saw a newborn, thinking how I really don't want to be done having babies. The fact that I may be, does not hurt at all....

I did not wear baby spit-up all day, every day this week. My sweet little lady is not the biggest spitter-upper I have ever known, and it is not even worse now that she is eating foods that have color.

I did not promise to go eat lunch with my 1st grader today, only to wish later I'd not made that promise, as I didn't want to get out in the cold.

I did not join facebook this week. Need I say more...(see previous post) I am not totally excited to be finding childhood friends, and I did not send my brother-in-law a "virtual pancreas" via facebook just for fun!

I did not begin another project inside my house, with so many unfinished. I would not do that. I do not feel a need to be changing things in my house often.

I did not totally enjoy a Mom's night out with friends from MOPS this week. Every Mom needs those fun nights of laughter and fellowship.

And- true confession time, I did not borrow $ from my 7 year old this week to get by til payday. (shhh...don't tell him!)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I have succumbed to PeEr PrEsSurE

I have succumbed.
I thought only high schoolers had facebooks.
I was wrong.

After a Mom's night out at MOPS, because of tremendous peer pressure from grown women, I came home and set up a facebook.

Can you spell a.d.d.i.c.t.i.o.n.

I don't have time for this addiction.

But so far it has been fun. I am finding people from my childhood, which was my main reason anyway. I have found many people, except the one childhood friend I wanted to find. She is not there....I did find my elementary school friend that I wrote a "novel" funny!!!

So thanks to Denise, Tiffany, Marj, Claudia, Deanna, Cathy , etc. for getting me addicted.

Gotta go- facebook is calling...oh wait, I have children to raise. I did inform Aaron that he needed a facebook- that will probably happen when hell freezes over :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


Okay- so I'm new to this blogging thing...since I cheated and started early and posted another post since then, my NOT ME MONDAY is one post down after all the pictures...sorry- lesson learned.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just a few Pictures for your Viewing Pleasure!!!

Here are a few pictures - really, just a few :) - The first are of our trip to Cincinnati over Fall Break. They had halloween festivities Saturday night including
a costume contest and trick-or-treating.Hayden LOVED the water. She liked going down the small slides with
her big brother holding on tightly!
Can you guess who the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Butterfly are???
Hayden just looked too cute in this picture! Notice how well she is sitting up these days!

I sure do LOVE these two! "Me want more babies!!!"
Hayden just loved helping out with the pumpkin carving. We decided the pumpkin insides would make a nice she tried it out and wasn't too thrilled.

Once again, we had to videotape Haydens first pumpkin carving- can't let her down.
The finished pumpkin product....You can't see it in the picture but our pumpkin is probably the only one around that has a fork sticking out the side...don't ask- just one word- Harrison.

I was glad Halloween fell on a Friday this year.
It wasn't so rushed and we were able to take it slow.

This is Miss Hayden after our very first stop...

it's gonna be a long night for her. Sleepy Little Butterfly.

Since 6 month olds can't have candy, Hayden was given a doll baby from Papaw and Nana Kemp that used to be mine. She seemed to like it. I can't wait to watch her "mother".

Papaw and Nana Kemp with the kids. This was our last stop of the night. We stayed and played Wii Fit and had dessert. Lots of fun.

These next 3 are my attempt at Haydens 6 month pictures- I am going to attempt to do some editing (specifically the spit-up on her sleeve) and see how they turn out. I love her bibs soooooo much. The day I took these pictures, she and I had been to Holiday Mart in Indy- everyone, and I mean everyone commented about how cute she was and how stylin her little bibs were. I'm glad, because I spent lots of time obsessing about them :)

I love her profile.

I know I'm prejudice, but isn't she the cutest little doll baby!

So- now I believe I am up to date on my photos. Just in time to take MORE!!!

Not- Me Monday!!!

Well, it's that time's NOT ME MONDAY courtesy of MckMama who hosts this blog carnival every Monday. I am beginning to look forward to it each week and this is only my third time. It is fun because every time something crazy or silly happens in my life, I think "This is definitely a NOT ME MONDAY item"!!! Hope you enjoy and get a good laugh, as I'm sure many of you can relate.

This week, amidst other crazy things I can't remember I most certainly DID NOT....

Unzip my Bible (actually Aaron opened it because I had little Miss) at church only to find a diaper stuffed inside. I'm sure God doesn't mind, at least I had my Bible at church because that doesn't ALWAYS get accomplished since having baby girl! I only have so many hands and I am NOT disorganized at all- NEVER!!!

This is one I'll forever remember...probably this will be my best memory of this election season. Get ready for a laugh, believe me, I wish I had video footage.

This is the in the house with Hayden. Harrison playing outside with 3 or 4 of the neighbor boys...HERE GOES....if you know me, it's best to close your eyes and visualize (well, you can't close your eyes and read at the same time)

Harrison comes running in the house yelling "Mommy...somebody just took our sign" (McCain/Palin)- note that this is the day after the election.

"What?" I think to myself..."Nuh uh, nobody is getting by with stealing MY election sign, even if they did lose" (visualize me doing the head-shake when I say "nuh,uh!!")

So I most certainly DID NOT proceed to...
1. Hand baby girl off to a boy (not sure which one)....I did think to myself- oh they'll be okay- I'll just be gone a sec.
2. Jump in my mini-van (Yep, I love my mini-van- I'm only 32 and on #3 mini-van)
3. Pump my fist out the window and say "GO MOMMY GO" only to hear the chant repeated by many boys, one of which is holding my 6 month old.
4. Race down the road (country road, speed limit 45) in pursuit of the red dodge with 3 teenage boys in it who "stole" my sign
5. Continue to speed down the road, calling my neighbor to tell her I just left my baby in the boys possession...."Oh, they're good with babies" she her calming voice.
6. Follow the truck apx. 4 miles eventually catching up with it, honking horn repeatedly, motioning for them to PULL OVER because I WANT MY SIGN BACK!!!! All the while 2 of the 3 are on their cell phones, potentially phoning the police to report a crazy "OLD" lady chasing them (after all, to a teenager, I could be considered old....)

So, now I know you're wondering what happened....
WELL......(drumroll please)

The boys pulled over and I pulled up beside them and asked if I could please have my sign back.
They were with the republican party.
picking up signs.
i just made a fool of myself.
i'm probably being talked about in high schools everywhere.
i recognized one boy.
he said he didn't recognize me.
thank God!!!

(my only question is this...why do they need the sign back???)

Now, after this excitement I definitely DID NOT race home and start my NOT ME MONDAY post just a few days early!!!!

Have a great week....
Join the fun, go here, follow the rules, and share what you DID NOT do this past week. TOP THAT!!!!

Disappointed, Sad, Frustrated, Angry, Scared...that's me!

Well, I knew it was going to turn out this way and I have so many thoughts going through my head right now.

I am disappointed, sad, frustrated, angry,and scared. I just feel like I could puke. I feel like I could cry. Not because of defeat, just plain sadness for our country.

Perhaps I should warn you before you start reading. I am a conservative republican. I don't hide this fact, I am not at all ashamed. So, if you voted for Mr. Obama, you may not like what I have to say but since this is MY blog, TOUGH TIDDLYWINKS!!! :)

Honestly, one of my fears is for Mr. Obama. I really do fear that his life is in jeopardy. That is sad for his little girls. That is sad for our country. If something does happen to him, what will happen in our country. Will there be a civil war? So many questions, so many fears.

I am SO mad, because I feel like just because people wanted a change from President Bush, they supported Mr. Obama. Who was the inexperienced candidate in this election? Mr. Obama- Lucky us- Now he gets to "learn" on our watch. Very scary.

This election WAS an issue of race. Who can deny this? Many whites voted for Mr. Obama, but how many blacks do you suppose voted for Mr. McCain? I guarantee that it was very few. For me it was not an issue of race, I'm just simply stating what is obvious to me.

The fact that Mr. Obama had such support of the young voters is very disheartening. It makes me wonder where our country is headed even years down the road when I am old? Where have all the morals gone?

I DO NOT trust this man. I question where his campaign funds came from. I question who he associates with or has associated with. It's appalling to me that he was a member of a congregation led by an anti-American "minister". Because of his associations, he could not be in the FBI, CIA, etc. YET our country has elected him to be the next President. AMAZING!

I could seriously go on and on and on and on about this but what good would that do?

As my boss states so often.... It is what it is.

So, at this point, I pray that Mr. Obama leads our country in the right direction. I pray for a change in his views. I pray that he is protected from harm. I pray that God works on him. I pray I am proven wrong. I pray for unborn babies, for mothers who will chose to abort, for our soldiers who have given so much for our country and now probably for no "victory" when we withdraw. I pray for children who will be raised in non-traditional families. I pray that I will be able to instill my morals in my children- all while having to explain to them how our country ended up the way it is. Again, I could go on and on.

I have a song that plays on my blog titled "God of this City" by Chris Tomlin.
If you want to listen to it, scroll down to the very bottom where the music is listed in a blue box, and click on it. The words to this song have been in my head today, knowing that no matter what God is in control.

"You're the God of this City. You're the King of these People. You're the God of this Nation, You are"

So, if I truly believe that, then I must be at peace with the outcome. God is in control. God has a plan. One day, His plan will be revealed.

God Bless America!

Monday, November 3, 2008

not me monday!!!

It's NOT ME MONDAY TIME AGAIN and thanks to MckMama who is the talented blogger who came up with the idea, here goes... This was kind of a boring week!

Speaking of MckMama, I DID NOT get to "witness" one of God's modern-day miracles in the HEALTHY BIRTH of MckMama's baby, Stellan. (See previous post for info on WHY this was a miracle!!!)

I DID NOT just send a last-ditch e-mail in an effort to positively change or further solidify the choices that some will make at the polls tomorrow. I am NOT so very passionate about the abortion issue that I will NOT risk any good reputation I may have, to try to change someones mind.

I DID NOT "talk aggressively and vocally" to an older "gentleman" (I use this word lightly)- who became angry with another Mom and I who crossed in front of him in a parking lot. Apparently, he didn't know that pedestrians have the right-of-way. I DID NOT act like I was 16 again! NOT ME!!!

I DID NOT go to the grocery late Tuesday night (got home at 1:00 a.m.) and get up early Wednesday morning to prepare a dish to take to MOPS, only to realize that this wasn't a MOPS week!

I DID NOT sleep til' 11:15 on Thursday. (IT FELT REALLY GOOD!!!)
I DID NOT win my first "bloggy give-away" this week- what fun!!!!!

I DID NOT encourage or allow my son to sport this haircut to school this morning. I DID NOT tell him that if anyone says anything about it (good or bad) to state the following: "My Mommy said I could only keep it for a few days" because I am NOT one of those Moms that looks at other boys with this hair cut and says NOT MY CHILD!!! I MOST CERTAINLY DID NOT allow my Dad to perform this haircut... and by the way, I don't know where the hand gestures come from- I think the neighbor boys...

So, what did you NOT DO this week? (What did you really do, but don't really want to admit? Come on, join the fun, it's free therapy!!!)