Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Terribly Overdue QUICK Update

I'm not even sure if people still keep up here, I sure as hell obviously don't.  I've been quite busy, between moving, then getting the house in order, then the holidays, then hubs getting into a wreck 3 days before the baby was born, then having the baby, and school fulltime for me, plus the older two kids being in school, plus I picked up quilting in addition to glass work, and then the baby, Mikaila, and myself were in a different wreck last week...and well, you get the idea, updates just don't happen often here.

BUT, I suppose I should at least update that I did have the baby.  A GORGEOUSLY adorable boy, born February 7, 2014.  We named him Jasper Lee.  And he is an ABSOLUTE delight. I can't get over how wonderful of a baby he is.  If every baby was always like him no one would fear having newborns.

So you probably want some pictures: 

 1 Month

2 Months:

3 Months:


As you can see we all love this little GummyBear to absolute pieces. ♥

Saturday, September 21, 2013

An Update & Rant

Pregnancy is going well.  I'm 19 weeks now.  We go on Monday for the big ultrasound. I'm still convinced the baby is a boy.  Mikaila still wants twins (1 boy; 1 girl) & Mikeal now wants triplets (1 girl; 2 boys).  Rest assured - there is only one baby.

Mikaila started Kindergarten this year and is loving it.  Mikeal is in 6th grade...and his progress report reflects that the curriculum here is WAY too easy for him.  He has a 100% in 3 of his classes; 98% in the other two classes.

Brian is working on a promotion at work - YAY.  And I'm just continuing on with my glass painting, bow making, & trying to teach myself how to make some adorable sewn teddy bears & rabbits.  Mikaila loves what I've done so far, but I've not been that impressed.

Now onto my rant.

WHAT THE HELL is up with women in this area not knowing who the fuck their baby daddies are?  Or having MANY multiple baby daddies?  One gal I know is on her 8th pregnancy.  She's had 6 baby daddies.  SIX!  Of course she aborted 3 of the babies because she didn't want to be such a piranha on the welfare system & thought it would look bad on her to be a single mom with all these baby daddies....because apparently not utilizing birth control is beneath her.  Sadly one of the ones she aborted would have been a niece or nephew.

Also - WHAT THE HELL is up with keeping baby daddies in the dark about them even having a child?  ESPECIALLY when their reasoning is just that they didn't like the baby daddy, or had already broken up with him, or something else equally lame.  My kids have cousins they're not allowed to be told are cousins because the baby mommas don't want the baby daddy to know he is the daddy.  But yet they'll tell near strangers (such as myself) "Oh, that's so & so's kid(s)".  Judging by the number of kids that I do know about and the additional number of other women who may potentially have kids by this guy I'm going to have to make sure anyone my children potentially dates has a DNA test done to make sure they're not actually first cousins!  They're all over the place on this 'mountain'...and that's just the potentially known ones.  That doesn't include the ones that may have just been a result of a one night stand.  It leaves little to wonder how some women around here end up with herpes induced cervical cancer, between their own 15 choice baby daddies and their baby daddies' 27 choice baby mommas...YIKES. 

Yea, I've had 3 baby daddies.  I was married or engaged to each of the baby daddies at the time of conception - Mikaila being the only one I conceived while not married, but I'd been in a relationship with Brian for 3 years already and had just gotten engaged, so take that as one will.  BUT I've had no question about whom my baby daddies may have been and outside of the one that was killed in a wreck before we found out we were pregnant, they've each known about their children...even the asshole currently sitting in prison who has had 3 paternity tests done that have each confirmed him to be the sperm donor.  I don't like that his alcoholic, meth snorting, child molesting ass is the sperm donor, but it is what it is and it can't be biologically changed.  Psychologically Brian is his daddy & that is all that matters.

Man! Are there a lot of whores around here, of both the male & female gender!

Anyways, I had to get that out of my head and now that I have I feel a bit better.

Friday, July 5, 2013


I suppose to say things lately have been crazy would be an understatement, but that's just the way it is. 

We've been working on getting moved to Alabama.  Still waiting on the house to close, so pretty much everything we own is just sitting in storage limbo.  Maybe today we'll get final word that everything has closed on the house and we can move forward with actually moving in.

In other news there is this:

No mistaking that bit of news.  No stupidly faint lines that make you question or sit in wonder...Just a plain ol' big fat "Pregnant".

We are due February 14, but seeing as I've had 2 previous cesareans this one will also likely be a cesarean, so I'm thinking they'll get it scheduled for the last week of January, which is fine.

Also - I'm thinking it's a boy.  I know I'm only 8 weeks, but I have a 100% accuracy rating when it comes to knowing what I'm going to have from the start, so that's just the way it is.  HOWEVER this time my conviction isn't as strong as it was with my previous pregnancies, so I'm kind of lost.

Mikaila wants both though.

Mikeal doesn't want a baby brother because that means he'll end up having to share his room.  He also doesn't want a baby sister because where they start off sweet they eventually turn evil, so he's torn.

My current stress level with all of this is just insane.

Monday, May 27, 2013

New Home!

This summer we begin the journey of moving to our own home that we will be purchasing...this one in Alabama! It hasn't been lived in for a few years, so in need of a little bit of work, but nothing too terrible, then once the work is done it should be fairly low maintenance.  Three bedrooms, 2 baths, large backyard with concrete patio, 2 car garage, 1800 sqft.  

Lovely centrally located fireplace that has electric blowers to blow the heat thru the air ducts

Smallish kitchen, but does have a nice pantry and I'll be using the mudroom/laundry room area for extra storage, plus house the freezer in the garage.

Technically the dining room, but I'll be turning it into my glass & craft workroom/office.

Laundry space & garage entryway/mudroo,-ish area.

Primary bathroom - yes, it really is that blue, including the one piece tub/shower...the wall color will be changed - SOON!

Master Bathroom

Master Bedroom with Walk-in closet

What will be Mikaila's bedroom

What will become Mikeal's bedroom

First half of the backyard

Second half of the backyard

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day

I had a STUNNING Mother's Day.  The weather was GORGEOUS!  Perfect for our outing to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.  I also was given a dozen roses, although not specifically for Mother's Day, but just simply because my husband loves me.  I also received some giraffe earrings and a matching necklace, as well as a Giraffe shot glass to go with my collection that I am attempting to rebuild.  So I'm sharing with you some of my favorite pictures from our outing.  

I love my children, my husband, and my life.  The journey to get to this point hasn't always been smooth, but it is absolutely worth it.  ♥

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Re-purposed Skirt

Okay, bear with me, I'm posting in a  hurry

The jeans I'd had for about 10years.  About 7 years ago I stepped over a barbed wire fence, caught the leg on it & ripped them well.  BUT  I had some old BDUs so used that to make cool camo patches for it.

Got bored around that time & embroidered some stars onto one of the pant legs & added the BDU camo pocket.

Still wore them as jeans...

I have this thing about barbed wire fences & being able to step over the one at my mom's place...ripped half the leg out.

BUT MAN did I love these jeans.

I bought a yard of matching camp material & turned the jeans into a skirt, just messing around...hand sewed the whole thing, using embroidery thread, because that's what I had & I was going thru this huge patriotic phase then.

Wouldn't you know jeans don't quite fit right when you basically destroy them, especially when they're men's jeans to start with & you have another baby & the hips flare just a bit wider...  Last year I pulled it out to make some hip room into them...and my sewing machine crapped & I didn't have the patience anymore to do it by hand, not with two kids & school & everything else...and the arthritis.

Today I fixed my sewing machine & finished it for my post-apocalypse themed Halloween costume I'll be wearing tonight....

Here are the pictures.  Also just understand the boy didn't to be patient enough to just hold down the button for it to take a picture, so walked off because my camera was broken, in his opinion, so I had to take the pictures myself, while trying to stretch out far enough to actually get the best pictures I could of myself, without having to climb on my bed & take one in the dresser mirror....with giraffe shoulders would have been touching the ceiling to attempt that picture.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Please Help!

A dear friend of mine's son was involved in a hit & run accident, as a pedestrian. As a result his left leg was shattered, requiring extensive surgery & a few days in the hospital. Happily he is home now, but sadly he is being held responsible for the medical & therapy expenses until (IF) they find out who hit him & if the perp even had insurance.

A fund has been set up at the Renasant Bank in the name of Wendi Piazza for Brenden Bezden Fund to help them with medical & other related expenses. Please consider & help them out. I know every little bit adds up and helps.

Also, the truck they are looking for is a newer, white, 4-Door Chevy pick-up that would have been in the Beltline/Hwy 20 area of Decatur, Alabama at 2am on Sunday, October 21st. Please share & help this family out. Thank you! 

It was covered by their local news station, but so far they've had no real leads.  

A Facebook Page has been set up for anyone who would like to stay up to date on progress and how to help!  

A Give Forward Page has also been set up and a donation widget is off to the right here! ----->>>> Please help this family as this catastrophe has put an additional hardship on the whole family that was just starting to get back on their feet after many months of unemployment.  They are being held wholly responsible for all medical expenses until the driver is found, which may never happen, unfortunately.