Wednesday, December 2, 2009

40 days and 40 nights

Today marks the count down to just 40 days before January 10th arrives! Only the Lord knows if we will make it to that day or go behond that day! Prayers that she keeps growing and will arrive safely. Next and probably last sonogram is set for December 15th along with that will be my next doctor's appointment. I am excited to see her again and to see how big she is and make sure everything is good. Sleeping is getting harder at night. I'm hoping to buy some new pillows to take some of the pressure off. My heartburn is pretty bad this time, I eat tums every night sometimes all night. Between heartburn and the restroom, I don't get too much sleep. She's quite a mover and has gotten the hiccups more and more lately, she has them right now infact. We already love you so much Laney bug and can't wait to meet you!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pictures from Laney's 4D ultrasound! She was such a good baby, the tech said she was the best she had seen all day. Plenty of fluid and she was giving such good smiles! Double checked she's definitely a girl! Julie and Ronnie loved seeing her on the big screen. Cody fell asleep on the way there and woke up right after it was over. : ( But we have pictures and a dvd set to music.
Just trying to get ready for her arrival in the coming weeks along with the holidays!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rennovating the house!

It looks like from pictures that we helped alot but really Daddy did everything! He's such a hard worker for our family. I have newly painted walls and laminate flooring just about done! It's so much cleaner than carpet, I love it already! Thanks Daddy for installing it! We love you!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.............

............. and the baby's name is ..................... Laney Rae ......... for now anyway : )

Now I just need to design, rather have my mom, design something cute with her name for my blog.

93 days to go! Daddy is going to install laminate flooring in the living and dining room this next weekend for our baby girl. I should take pictures of that! We also got a new (to us) table and six chairs with two leafs last night! The Lord has been blessing our company, what an awesome thing it is to trust the Lord your God with all your heart, and he will bring you the desires of your heart!

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's a GIRL!

August 21st is the day we took all three of the children to the sonogram. Julie and Ronnie understood the most from the sonogram. Cody sat on Daddy's lap most of the time and said Baby a lot. Julie was so excited when the sonogram tech told us it was a baby girl, 99% sure. She asked what her name is going to be and Ronnie piped in with his favorite pick, Abby. She said what is her middle name, in which he replied, "Cadabby". She's a character on Sesame street.
We have not decided on a name as of yet. Lots of choices, but we do know that we want her to have a name that ends in IE or Y.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Menu Plan for the Month

August Dinner Menu

School starts the 24th. Baby sonogram the 21st. Softball practice starts again soon, around the 15th probably. Busy month. I came across a new blog I just love. And I'm trying things her way, menu planning for the month.

Baked Smothered Chicken

Cheesy BBQ Chicken, Parmesan Potatoes & Salad

Smoked Brisket, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Pinto Beans

Already done:

Fall Off the Bone Ribs, Baked Potatoes & BBQ Beans

Sloppy Joes x 2

Hot Links and Hot Dogs

Homemade Corny Dogs

Fettuccine Alfredo & Chicken

Paula’s Deens BBQ Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

Hamburgers x2

Crockpot Chicken and Vegetables

Spaghetti & Crusty Bread x 2

Sesame Chicken

Chili Dogs/Hot Dogs & Fries Deep Fried Pickles

22 meals - 6 days have already passed = 28 days

31 days in this month - 28 days planned = 3 nights for left overs/ eating out

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Well Goodtime has been climbing out of his crib for a little while now but this last few days have been horrible. He keeps climbing out as soon as his door is shut. He can open the door now so he just comes right out and gives the biggest grin you've ever seen. I have three children and this is the first time I have ever had to purchase something like this. Boy is he in for a suprise. He's so active and just wants to be on the go. But this needs to be for his safety and mine and copenhagen mans sanity. I just bought one on ebay, because babiesrus does not carry it. Hopefully it will get here soon. He didn't go to sleep in his bed until after 10:30 tonight, just like last night.......... I'm ready for this phase to be over. lol But after this phase we will have to go to the big boy bed, and I don't know how he'll do staying in that.

Doesn't it look like his halo is held up with horns! lol But he's starting to speak very well. He's saying the normal Momma, Daddy, Sista, Bubba but can now say Eat, Drink, Cookie, Cheese, Cake Cake, Down, Out, Bye Bye, Ball (not gall anymore)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Keep on keepin' on

My husband is awesome! He completely suprised me yesterday. We have been talking about me starting college for a little bit, and the steps that we need to do in order for me to get to my dream of becoming a NURSE. He brought home my new laptop yesterday that he purchase for me! How awesome is that. Today I went and registered for school at the County college. I need to take the test tomorrow and I hope to sign up for online classes next week, for the summer.
We are also trying to get pregnant this year, which shouldn't be too hard for me to do, since I'm affectionately known as fertile mrtyle. My hope is to be done with at least the basics by the time the littlest one is headed to school, I would love to be done with the nursing program but that takes two years it's self. My middle son told me today that I'm too old to go back to school and that I cannot be a nurse, that I'm a Mommy. : ) Though I love being a mommy and I will always be one, I need to get a college degree and nursing degree so when they are older I will have a good nursing job and Copenhagen Man won't have to work as hard. Our hope is by then he will have the plumbing business in full swing, having people working for us.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Menu Planning Monday


Monday :  Chicken Fried Rice 
Tuesday:  Cheddar Wurst and Mac N Cheese with Green Beans
Wednesday:  Campfire Stew - Mommy Daughter Cooking night
Thursday : Spaggetti with Green Beans
Friday: Sloppy Joes and homemade Fries 
Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner

There it is!  I finally did it.  I haven't been to good about doing this lately but it helps save time and money to know what's for dinner.  Especially with 1 baseball practice, 2 softball practices, one softball game, and then a whole tournament this weekend of softball!!!  Whew.  I'm tired already and haven't even started all this yet.  : )  

Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Soup's on.....

Being Furgal minded and on the Dave Ramsey plan, we decided to make Olive Garden Copycats.

Pasta E. Fragioli - DaddyO's favorite
Recipe here - Pasta E Fagioli 
DaddyO said the only difference was the pasta. 
Here are our Sugar Cookies!  

Made for a good furgal night at home for much less than we would have spent at Olive Garden.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dearest Ronnie Man


Four years ago today, my heart grew again, when you came into this world.  God only knew that my life was changed forever in so many ways.  Ways that never even crossed my mind.  He has brought us thru some hard times together, times you shall never even know happened to our little family, you, me and your big sister.  You were born in North Carolina but came to Texas when you were 10 days old.  God knew that deep in your heart you are a true Texan.  When you were 10 months old, we met the man you call Daddy.  He captured our hearts, even though Mommy was quite a bit protective.  God knew who we needed, he sent Daddy.  Daddy and I met in November when he called your Aunt Gigi to see if she would ask if he could call me.  Aunt Gigi and I worked together at the time.  Being shy at the time, I figured it was time for Mommy get out a little bit, I said yes.  Daddy called me, and the first thing he asked was how you and your sister were doing?  Well, that melted my heart right there.  I was glad to hear he felt my children were important.  He took me out on a date a few days later to Logan's Roadhouse and to see a movie, Walk the Line.  At the time Daddy was working Tennessee building a church with Grammy and Papa Bill.  He had drove in for the weekend.  We had a great time at dinner, he asked if I wanted anymore children?  I said Yes if the Lord decided to bless me with more.  My birthday was two days later and he sent a birthday cake made of flowers to me at work.  What a sweet heart!  Christmas came and Daddy spoiled us rotten.  He bought you and Julie so much stuff.  You got Buzz Lightyear, Camo and denim overalls, CUTE outfits and Bass Pro Shop hat.  He bought Mommy a TV and DVD player.  Daddy moved back to Texas in January, 8 days before your birthday.  As you know Mommy and Daddy were married on September 2nd, 2006.  You were 20 months old, and the cutest ring bearer we'd ever seen.  When the doors opened for you and Tyler to walk down the isle, you called out DADDY and ran down the isle to see him.  I was waiting to go in and did not see it.  But everyone who did especially Daddy loved it. 

Mommy worked full time at AmeriCredit and Daddy worked as a plumber.  You and Julie went to daycare, you had a lot of fun there.  In October 2006, we found out we were going to have another baby added to our family due in July.  We moved to Burleson in January 2007 and had your 2nd birthday party at our new home, the first home Mommy had ever owned.   Cody was born July 11th and after that Mommy became a stay at home Mommy.  For the first couple of weeks you had a little bit of a hard time not being the littlest anymore.  But you and Cody have a great time now that he's getting bigger.  Right now you go to school two days a week, you are so smart.  This year you have learned how to ride a bike, go to the bathroom like a big boy and you know how to sing your alphabet and count to 20.  Daddy and Mommy signed you up for baseball this spring.  Daddy is going to coach your team and Julie's team.  WOW, he's such a GREAT Daddy!
Birthday Cakes - For your 2nd birthday you had a buzz light year cake, Mommy drove to Arlington at the Red Oven to pick it up.  On your 3rd birthday, Daddy made you a tractor cake.   He did such a GREAT job.     For your 4th birthday you wanted a Batman cake, this time we left that up to Wal-Mart. The funniest thing is that you don't really care for cake anyway.  You take two bites and then you're done.  Which isn't a bad thing.  You love healthy foods, like brocolli, salad, lettuce, tomatoes, you like ice cream but that's about it for sweets.  

I love you Ronnie Man!  

Funny things you say -
When I ask you  Do you want to do this or what - You always say What.
You used to say - I don't want to do that AnyMORE.  
You would make puppy, elephant and alligator noises.
You always want to pray at dinner and nighttime.  
You always want me to sing you songs at bedtime, your favorite is Close your eyes.

I'd better go, I'm making your favorite dinner tonight.  Spaghetti and Meatballs.


Monday, January 26, 2009

What a GREAT Weekend!

Happy 4th Birthday Fireball!

We had a blast this weekend, it was very busy and took some hard work but it was well worth it.  Friday night and Saturday morning were spent in preparation for our 4 yr olds birthday party.  During the week I had worked on getting my kitchen up to par and the living room picked up.
  Friday night we finished cleaning the living room, from putting things away and organizing the dvd/movie collection to Daddy O steam cleaning the floors.  The carpet looks brand new.  Big THANKS to Daddy O for staying up until 2 in the morning cleaning them, which included a run to Wal-Mart at 11:30 for morning carpet cleaning solution, having to stand in line behind two women and there shopping carts full - total of 650 before their coupons then down to 430 - I love that they used coupons, I HATE that they didn't let my HUSBAND go in
 front of them even though he only had ONE item!!!!!!!!  And HATE Wal-Mart for only having one lane open!  He didn't get home until 1 o'clock!  Again thank you Daddy O for cleaning our carpets! Oh yes, he also touched up the paint in the kitchen and dining area, all of the spots were about 2 to 3 feet high!  Must be our 1 and 3 year old. ; )

Saturday morning came with the thought that with all the people here we may just have need for more than excess to one bathroom.  Hence the need for our Master Bedroom to be cleaning ----- yikes!  But we did it and it's worth it.  Fireball's birthday was GREAT.  We had dinosaur plates, cups and napkins (from the dollar tree), a Monster Truck Pinata (9.95 at Wal-Mart) and he wanted a BATMAN cake so we coughed out the 19.96 for that at Wal-Mart too.  But we only had one piece left after the party.  We had great time, he got a new bike from Grammy and Grandpa (which I told my mom about at WalMart right after Christmas, it was 25 bucks!),
 Aunt Becca and Scott got him a helmet with flames for his bike and a pop gun.  Sassy sister got him a batman that Fireball and Goodtime both love.  
We gave him a Lighting McQueen Tv I got from and an Art crayola set and DaddyO picked out Darth Vader's light saber.  Aunt Gigi and Uncle Chris got him a Dr. Sues book and giraffe .  Grammy Cyndi and Papa Bill gave him some money, he bought his new baseball helmet, and they gave him two pairs of tractor PJs.  He got a couple of nerf guns and a remote control jeep from his friends.  I think he made out pretty well.  We played pin the tail on the donkey, put some of those capsules that turn into sponge animals in water.  Oh yes and DaddyO put Monster Jam on Tv from the DVR.  They all had a great time. 
Sunday we spent time with our kids, took them outside to ride their bikes and then we came inside and watched Star Wars IV, ate crockpot Chicken, potatoes and carrots followed by ice cream.

I woke up this Monday morning and stripped our bed, wash, dried and made the bed- loaded the dish washer, picked up the living room all before 9 am!  It was great.   The boys woke up at 9:10 I let them sleep today because we stayed up until 9:30 watching the movie.  Usually bed time is 8 o clock.  
In the midst of all that I still went to Albertsons twice, Kroger and CVS once and Walmart a few times.  I stocked up on Spagetti sauce, fruit snacks,  canned tomatoes at Albertsons, along with four packages free salsa.  Kroger I stocked up on Velvetta for 3.49 a box, Miracle Whip, pizza rolls and 2 Free frenchs mustard. CVS was my indulgence of Starbucks Frappacinos, buy 20 dollars worth get 10 ECBs back. 

This trip was 8.48 at Albertsons. 8 jars of spagetti sauce, 8 cans of tomatoes and 4 free packages of salsa.