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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thirteen Things about YOUR NAME

1…. My name is Barbara

2. I was named after my Mom's good Friend

3. I still talk to that good friend named Barbara

4. Barbara seems like an older ladies name

5. I use to lots of nicknames in school to do with that name

6. I don't like to be called Babs

7. Or Barb really

8. My son calls be Barbara sometimes, he thinks it's funny

9. My name is always spelled wrong (Barbra)

10. My hubby calls me by my first name when he's angry at me, otherwise he calls me hon, sweetie, ect...

11. I don't really think the name fits my personality

12. Barbara is really an old fashioned name

13. Wow, Barbara that's quite a name

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I thought I'd share another Photo

Here is both of my kiddos, they just had they're pics done last week. Looking at Ben, I can't believe he's already 4, and I also have a Newborn too. Yikkkeess...and I'm getting ready to be 40 next year. It's crazy. None...and I do mean none of my girlfriends have this young of children. In fact, most of their kids are graduated or getting ready to graduate, or at the very least they are in grade school getting ready for the teen years.

I started late, what can I say. I played hard in my 20's and some of my 30's along with my hubby, going anywhere, or everywhere without a moments notice, (remember those days ladies and gentlemen?) Well we go go go now, but not without tons of luggage packed in the car, just to take a trip to the park for the afternoon.

I love my life don't get me wrong, it's great being a mom to young children at this age, I just run out of gas a little sooner, on that note, I shall take a break for a quick cat nap to gear up for the next several hours of bottles, diapers, and playing spiderman!!!

Yep...I've been a little busy Creating this !!!!

Yep, in the past year much to my surprise...I got pregnant, and had a pretty rough last few months before her birth in June. Baby Liz is now almost 21/2 months old, and the luvvvv of my life, along with my son Benjamin whom turned 4 years old today. I dropped out of the blog world for a long time, lost track of some of the bloggin buddies I had, and hope to build new friends as I ease back into the world.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bellylaughs izzzz Back!!! probably noticed ah..there hasn't been posts goin on here for umm..about 31/2 months or so. Well what happen is....well Summer happened. Bringin two more people into the household for the girls SUMMER vacation to begin with. Summer was packed and full of fun, but it's just to hard to sit down and blog about it while your in the middle of it. With the month of September and the excitement of School starting, I finally begin to look back and and go what all went on this summer, and it's fun to look back on pics and such in all the fun our family along with our friends did.

It's fun bloggin ;but I really just keep on this to keep our family and friends who live miles away or we just are not in touch with on a day to day basis in touch with our family and what goes on in our lives...I really enjoy reading all the blogs out there, it assures me that yes, I'm a mother, but still a woman and their lives are crazy and unbearable at times; just like mine. So yep we are back, or shall I say I'm back.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ohhh..TIME is going waaayyy...TO FAST!!

I just received a call from the school district to start setting up Registration for Ben next year in their Preschool program ( it will be helping him out with his speech a little bit). Any hoo..I asked"now do we come and spend a little time with him on the first few times, to get him use to his new enviorment. She said "oh, first few days...maybe 5 or 10 minutes, and then he should be fine. Her next question being "Now you plan on him taking the bus to and from pre-school don't you" as if it was just a given. My response was "well ahhh...NO!! " I can bring him and pick him up. Her response "Oh...well the kids really love the bus, and it helps them adapt really well"

I understand her point, but hey I'm not ready to let someone take off with my child on a school bus, and me be totally out of any control in this situation. just gives me a VERY sick feeling to even think about that...Now to many of you, maybe no biggee, but since I have a daycare of my own, Ben has only been with me, and in my daycare enviorment. So...I'm just freakin out about this whole bus thing. I AM JUST NOT READY FOR ALL OF THIS YET. I STILL NEED AND WANT CONTROL!!! And frankly can't think about school and letting him go yet. He's still my little baby in which I am holding and keeping him from any harm or any scariness he may be feeling.

I never realized how him growing up was going to have such an impact on me...I was sitting and thinking the other day about the things he use to do, and the faces and gestures he use to make. It's gettin harder to remember when he was so young...I wish I could remember every little thing. I wish my memories were more vivid, because I am not ready to let go of my little baby yet...

I know my post is long and drawn out...I'm feeling a little blue about all this. It's just a new stepping stone, and I'm sure it will be an exciting adventure for all of us...I just wish it would sloooowww down!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

This AGE thing...really SUCKS!!!!

We are now experiencing our 4th day of Weather Bliss here in thee old NW. It has actually started getting a little uncomfortable for my taste. Upper 80's or so...

I run to GI Joes sporting Goods this morning to find a cover tent for the back deck, to relieve us all out in the sun while still enjoying it's warmth, but not with it feeling like Africa...I am pulling down a down a tarp thingy...which is only 40 lbs or so..but awkward in it's long box. It falls...almost on my foot, with a big bang. A sales guy walks by, down the's this is going on, but fails to stop and ask if I need help. So I struggle to the front with this friggin box, and pay for it.

I say to the young girl, whom probably was 20 or 21. "Hey, may I please have some help out with this tent, it's kindof heavy and probably hard getting it up into our truck...she continues to ring me up, I'm thinking are you gonna call anyone up to help me out, or maybe you didn't hear me. She finishes the transaction...her boss walks over and she say's "I'm gonna help this lady out to her car with this box. She proceeds to walk out the doors carrying it, and lifts it with ease into my car as if it's mearly just a feather...

At that point I'm thinking what the heck has happened to me...I should have just walked this thing out myself, if she can do can I. Standing there I felt like a frale little old woman, and really didn't want to come to grips with my age... I bet she was also out alll....nite, came into work with 2 hours of sleep, and able to go out tonite and do it all over again.... Unlike me whom was in bed by 10 completely exhausted. Really...this age thing completely SUCKS!!!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Have a Great Mother's Day WEEKEND!!!

Yes, the posts have been few and far between; so sorry about that, guess I'm feeling a bit over loaded, and am taking a break for a bit. The weather is Fabulous, the flowers are gorgeous, and our family is heading off to Mommy and Me @the Zoo tommorrow. Should be lots of fun, cuz our little man is really starting to get into the animals and big SOUNDS they make. I'm looking forward to taking lots of neat pictures...

I wish all of you a Wonderful Mother's WEEKEND ; not day, because one day is much to short to honor such a beautiful thing as a MOM. And lavish in the luckiness I feel to have such a wonderful life and great family to spend it with.

So... ENJOY whatever you may be doing. The zoo, planting flowers, brunch, camping or whatever you wish, and remember how lucky we are to be in this moment....

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Oh, to the Ladies Whom Love to Wear da Sandles!!!

Okay, it's almost least here in the Great Northwest. I have been extremely busy this past few daaays, and really can't seem to sit down and write this week. This email came thru to me, so...I thought I'd pass it along. Thought it was kinda funny. Whoo hoo for the sunny days ahead of flipflops and shorts...

Alright ladies, it's that time of year "oncest" again!!! I think we
>need to be reminded of a few things. So my sisters, PLEASE, raise your big
>toes and repeat after me below....
> The Open Toed Shoe Pledge
> As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules
> when wear sandals and other open-toe shoes:
> I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over
> and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the
> and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.
> I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and
> I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.
> I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
> I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
> I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker,
> mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I
>tuck it there.
> If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into
> place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
> I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr.
> Scholl's if my feet need him.
> I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low
> price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids'
>sizes. This
> is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can
> properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take
>someone down
> with me as I fall and break my ankle.
> I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell
> and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
> I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she
> asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell
>her that
> her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look
> I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they
>actually flip
> and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT
> to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.
> I will promise to go my local nail salon at least once per season and
> have a real pedicure (they are about $35 and worth EVERY penny).
> I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs
> of wear... nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals