Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

So Joff doesn't like the Middle one, he says it is too creepy, others have repeated that comment, it disturbs them because its a child and so on. I like it! It was exactly what I was looking for out of whole photo shoot! So Happy Halloween from your wierd and Creepy Friend, Boo Hahaha!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Candy Apples are Evil

I don't like Candy Apples, never have.
But I do love my kids, So we made Candy Apples last night. I just used the recipe off the back of the caramel bag. I Combined the caramel and water in a saucepan at medium heat and I stirred. And stirred. And stirred. And stirred. At some point my arm went numb and I threw the caramels in a bowl and nuked emm in the microwave. Then I dipped the apples, pouring the caramel around them like the stupid bag said and I got stuck, alot, I finally was satisfied that there was enough caramel around the apples to pull more then one set of teeth and put them in the fridge.
After dinner we got them out, they kids managed to get caramel all over themselves, the table and the kittens without actually eating anything. I am never making them again. Ever.

I need a new Blog template

Yes I really do.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween

Monday, October 27, 2008

I have some catching up to do

Tonight (this Evening) Chowder and I went on a walk, he got to play with leaves and sticks and laugh at the cat ( my buddy follows me everywhere) and I got pictures:) we were both pretty happy.

Check out my Flickr for the rest of the pictures, he is a cute chunky monkey that's for sure, there is also a serious possibility he will be a linebacker someday, there ain't nothing fluffy about him, he is SOLID!

Lets see, Oh, don't forget to vote! Gag! I swear I already can't stand either one of them, four years will be torture in any case.

Yea Halloween is almost here! Friday! We are having a big family dinner (spooky!) and then going to the branch Trunk or Treat, Joff will probably take the girls to Hartland for some extra candy. Joff and the boys will be Pirates and Elli and I are going to be Witches and the girls will be Cats in Capes, I am making there treat bags and the capes and so need to do that before Friday, yea right;)

Big news coming, shhhh can't tell you yet:D I am horrid at secrets sometimes!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Party

Argggg I left church without asking how to spell the Hearboths name, Argggg thats not how to spell it! OK I need to know, we went to there (very fun) Halloween party yesterday, the kids had alot of fun and Elli won 1st place in the 2-5 year costume contest, so forgive me for spelling your name wrong! I will correct it as soon as I can figure it out.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


So Susannah "tagged" me a couple of posts ago, I have been trying to ignore and avoid it. Its like chain letter that has gone terribly wrong, but since my momma taught me to never be rude and I love Susannah, We'll see how it goes, besides it says seven random and weird things, anyone who knows me will say I am a weird thing!
Without further ado:
1. I got married when I was sixteen.
2. I have never ever been to public school (this could account for some of my weirdness:)
3. Before I die I Have to do some serious cliff diving.
4. I hate minivans.
5. My journals entry's from when I was nine till I was sixteen all start "Today I did dishes".
6. I collect cows.
7. Joff and I are going to bike from Maine to California (someday when the kids are grown-up).
Now who to tag? Hmmmm. I think I will suffer the painful death option and let it die on my end (gasp! horrors!)
Seriously, if you wish to put down 7 random things about you, go ahead claim I tagged you then there is know pressure on either of us:)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christmas Shopping (or Window Browsing if you want to be technical:)

OK so I think this has got to be the cutest Booster Seat Ever. Found over at Warm Biscuit it comes in Blue, Pink and Blue gingham and Pink Polka dots:)

Remember this! They also sell Classic Toys I haven't finished looking yet, there is so much to see:)

My girls are crazy for My Little Ponies and Littlest Petshop, I adore these Calico Critters as maybe something different? I found them over at
Wonder Brains .

Also check out Oompa Toys they have made in Europe and America toy options if you are feeling in a lets not support China mood:D

Sometimes I just want something a little more unique then the typical chain store fare and you gotta love the net for some awesome buying ideas! Happy Shopping Ya'll!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Ok so maybe this is REALLY dumb, but I am so freaking happy:) look I made a link button! True it goes right back here to my blog but so what! It works! Now I am going to see what else I can make:)

One of Those days

You know the one I'm talking about, rainy, cold and kids bouncing off the wall. I gave up when Joff came home and ran outside, rain is nothing compared to six kids in cramped quarters:)
I discovered that I adore the Maine woods for reasons other then there stunning beauty, they allow me to Hide. Thats right, when my kids stepped out onto the porch yelling out; Mooooommmmmyyyyyy! Caleb threw the cat in the toilet! Mommmmyyyyyyyyyy! Can I have the chocolate I found in your desk! (this is a ploy often used to get me to come out, but I can buy more chocolate, plus I have a secret back up supply that so far hasn't been found).
Its not the poor angels fault, who ever designed trailers was both sadistic and had no children, they purposefully built them with the worst possible layout, styrofoam walls and trampoline quality flooring. I just remind myself, soon Joff will out of school then I can build my house and all kinds of sound proof walls and secret rooms to hide in:) Imagine our hide and go seek games!

I love my sweet punky little chicklets, even when they eat my chocolate, throw the cat in the toilet and the cheerios and all my Family Circle magazines and the phone. I love them even when they take all the books out of the bookcase, setup a sale outside then forget and it rains.
I love them when they take all the clean clothes out of there drawer try them on just long enough for them to get dirty and then they thoughtfully put them back. I love my sweet little punks and wouldn't trade them for a world of chocolate (well maybe:)

Sad news

Saturday, October 11, 2008

You know your house is dirty when........

Your kids come running and say "Hey! lets play in this junky house!"

Friday, October 10, 2008


1. Don't wish for perfect health. In perfect health, there is greed and wanting. So an ancient said, " Make good medicine from the suffering of sickness."
2. Don't hope for life without problems. An easy life results in a judgmental and lazy ind. So an ancient once said, "Accept the anxieties and difficulties of this life".
3. Don't expect your practice to be clear of obstacles. Without hindrances the mind that seeks enlightenment may be burnt out. So an ancient once said, "Attain deliverance in disturbances". Zen Master Kyong Ho [ 1849-1912], in Thousand Peaks

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Recent Pics

I have quite possibly the most beautiful children in the whole world:) I haven't posted pics here much lately since I found Flickr.


How can you have peace when the world tells you there is none?
How can you have hope when everyday is a struggle to survive and the world tells you there is none anyway?
Stop listening to the world and start listening to God.
If only it were so easy, if only the world was a little quieter and if only I wasn't so flawed that I sometimes think the world is right.
The world is wrong though, deep in my heart I know it and this last conference confirmed it. Now more then ever is a time for faith, because despite the world hollering at the same noise level as a jet engine, we can find Hope and Peace if we have Faith in the Lord.

I started writing this yesterday, but it needed thinking over and really I haven't come to a conclusion, because well it doesn't have one. The moral of this post is that I am struggling to have Faith that all will be okay. I know the answer.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Greetings from the Chill and Windy North

Its a hot Cider day.
Its a warm blanket and cuddle kind of day.
Its a black and white classic movie day.
I love days like this:)

Friday, October 3, 2008


We went to Jo~Anns Fabrics. My girls bless there dear, sweet wonderful little hearts, love Jo~Anns. So much possibilty for the creative soul in that store and my girls have alot of creative soul:) My Girls want to be cats for Halloween, but all that fabric was too tempting, so they decided to be Cats in Capes, I made them swear on every Petshop they own that they wouldn't change there minds in the remaining 29 days till Halloween. Then Felicity spotted a Giant Plastic Axe and went simply mad over it, so my girls will be Cats in Capes, except for Felicity who will be a Cat in a Cape with an Axe:D
Jilly-Boo will be a little Witch and right now the boys are going to be pirates, because I haven't bought there costume materials yet they are free to change there minds.

Joff watched the Biden/Palin debates last, I refused. I have stepped away from the news:) I am quite passionate about politics, but there just isn't anyone to be passionate about anymore. They want to regulate everything, they want to put is in padded rooms and spoon feed us. Yuck.
So I have pretty much decided to NOT vote for anyone, I'll write someone in or something, maybe I'll vote third party for the fun of it.
I'll save the rest of the rant I have in my head for another day.

We are having Jilly-Boo and Chowders birthday party today. I have blown up about 25 balloons and there are more that need to be blown up, I wrapped there presents and Elli helped me make her birthday Pie (Pumpkin, because she is my Pumpkin Spice:). Her whole names is:
Princess Elli Elephant, my Shining Light, Pumpkin Spice, Punky Doodle, Snuffleufugus, Jilly-Boo.
We Call Caleb Chowder he has alot of other names too, but they are always changing, lol.
Elli has started calling Felicity (who we sometimes call Lollipop or Lulu) Lissy, which I think is rather cute:) Alice is Gorgeous and Piglet. Katie is Kitty, Kittycat, Kitten or Cat, lol. Everett is my Ever ready or Evs.
Happy Birthday Elli and Caleb.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sloppy Order

I like to think I am a fairly sloppy person. I make messes when I eat. You should just see my computer desk! I rarely make my bed. I can't draw straight lines without a ruler. I can and do leave dishes in the sink all day. I make little piles of stuff all over and where ever I happen to be at the time. But one thing I cannot stand is when stuff doesn't line up right. Walk in to a room and someone has a couch halfway across there window and all I want to do is fix it, move the couch or the window, something. You can hang a picture/clock/shelf straight, get a level. Or just let me do it. It will make me happy. One more, I love it when I see a bookshelf were the books are lined up according to size, it looks so nice! Oh and just for the record my little piles all over the place (mine, not Joffs or the kids) are very neat and organized:)
Happy First of October.