Tuesday, October 30, 2007


"Witching" you all a Happy Halloween!

p.s. Here is a picture of my new haircut. I decided to cut my hair due to pulling it back everyday. Boring!!!


Can you guess what I did this morning?

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Beautiful Day

Jasmynn loves going to the Pumpkin Patch but hates to carry her own.

Kaia was so mesmerized by the pumpkins and carried hers the entire time.

Dave's the hottest cowboy I've ever seen! (oh, how he's going to kill me when he sees this)

Aren't these the cutest little Jack-o-lanterns you've ever seen?

We went to EZ Orchards last Tuesday. It had to be the one of the most beautiful days of the week. As you can see, I wore a tank top and I was still warm. Had such a great time, except for all the bugs. Dave and Jasmynn complained the entire time through the corn maze, the squishy mud and the fruit flies. What wimps!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Saying Good-bye!

This is very hard for me, but it's time to say good bye to an old friend of mine. Some of you might know my "friend".

Here is a little history of our friendship.

She has been there in my lows and highs. She's always nearby if I need her and very truthful. She lets me know if I need to lose a few pounds and she's honest enough to let me know if I should gain a few too. We get together for a few seconds first thing in the morning. We say hello when I wash my hands, brush my teeth and even take a pee or poop. Don't think I'm weird but my favorite visits are after I take a poop. She then tells me "good girl, you lost a pound". We meet a few time more throughout the day and sometimes I meet her for a secret rendezvous in the middle of the night. Do you know my "friend". Let me introduce you...Blogger Friends meet Ms. Health-O-Meter, my scale.

I have made the decision to put her away in a place I can not easily get to. I try to eat right, I exercise, but for some psychotic reason I have to know what I weigh all the time. How awful is that??? I meet with a personal trainer and she was over the other day. As I was confessing my obsession with the scale she looked at me and said, "instead of paying me for training I think you need to pay someone to get over your obsession".

I have been thinking about this the last few days and my biggest concern is what kind of example am I setting for my two daughters I so love and adore. I don't want them to have worry about what society thinks they should look like. I want them to be happy with themselves and their natural beauty and never look back and say "well mom did it".

For this reason and for my own sanity I'm saying "GOOD-BYE OLD FRIEND, DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON YOUR WAY OUT!"

Do you have any "friends" you need to say good-bye to?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


( Sorry, I don't know how to flip the image )

I just have to prove to some of you that she is finally walking (Linnea :). Yes, it only took 16 months for Kaia to figure it out. Such a proud mama!!! However, I think the little booger already knew how to but was just too lazy. I guess I wouldn't walk either if I had everyone always holding, hugging and kissing me.

I love you, Kaia !!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Say "Cheese"!!!

Jasmynn had a friend over this weekend. They were too cute! They took pictures of each other with Jasmynn's new camera. They ended the night with a sugar high and dancing to "High School Musical". It's amazing how these little girls know all the lyrics to the songs. Oh how I wish I was able to get it on video. The two sure know how to get "jiggy with it".

Friday, October 19, 2007

"You Say, God Says"

My sister sent this to me yesterday in an email. Thought it was worth sharing.


God has a positive answer:



1)You say: "It's impossible"
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

2)You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

3)You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

4)You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

5)You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

6)You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

7)You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

8)You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

9)You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

10)You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

11)ou say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

12)You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

13)You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

14)You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

I really struggle with #12 I'm a worry wart and easily lose my patience and become very frustrated and end up with anxiety. In my Bible it says, (I Peter 5:7) "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you". How awesome is that?


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Mommy's Little Helper"

Kaia must think I'm slacking on my cleaning duties :)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

"WOW " TO W.O.F ! ! !

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

I had an amazing weekend! Being my first time at "Women of Faith", I just didn't know what to expect. Wow...loved it!!!

I got to share this experience with two of my very good friends.

We cried, laughed, and tried to take it all in. It was such a spiritual experience and loved every minute of it. These women's stories were heart filling and just made me think, "Hey, my life isn't that bad" and also gave me this overwhelming want to go back home and be a better wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and most of all a better follower of God. It's he who has given me these amazing "titles".

I'm so glad I chose to go. I've heard such great things about it, but for those of you who don't know me, I suffer from a bit of social anxiety. Thanks to my good friend "Zoloft", I got to experience my first of many "Women of Faith" conferences, and have reserved my tickets for next year!

Thanks Jessica and Jade!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tootles For Now!

Good morning ladies!

I'm saying "tootles" to blog land for a few days. I'm going on a much needed time away with a couple friends.

We are going to the " Women of Faith" Conference up in Portland. We are so excited. It will be our first time for all three of us. We plan to make it a girls weekend out of it, dinner , hotel and of course, our fill of "Starbucks".

Are any of you ladies going and have you ever been before??? I'd love to hear your comments on your experience there.

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

8 Random Things

Good evening to all. Great comments on my previous blog.

Here's a change of topic.

Eight random things about myself.

  1. My favorite drink is a Iced Carmel Macchiato ( I drink Iced Coffees all year round)
  2. I was a cheerleader for one year in high school....I was too shy to continue.
  3. In our home, Justin Timberlake is known as "Mommy's boyfriend"! ( He's my hottie other than my husband)
  4. I enjoy exercising.
  5. I see myself getting very addicted to blogging. (Enjoying all the comments...keep it up)!
  6. My first job was Figaro's Take-n Bake.
  7. I enjoy listening to the rain.
  8. My favorite show is "Grey's Anatomy".

Tag...your it!!! Dare ya to give me 8 random things about yourself :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

This is for you, Glory Laine

This morning was my 6 month check up and cleaning at the dentist.

It's confirmed! Dr. Gyno any old day over Mr.Plaque.

Three main reasons:

  1. One quick scrape vs. 10 minutes of scraping and drooling.
  2. One tool inside vs. three or more (scraper, water squirter, mirror and so on)
  3. One visit a year vs. twice a year.

Pretty sad when I'm wishing I was in stirrups rather than the dentist chair.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Yesterday morning began with a very cold morning, but I had a garage full of things to sell. By 9am my garage sale was set to go. At 10:30 my sister and I came to the conclusion that a big $5 in 1 hour and a half was not worth the cold breeze hitting us in the face. Seriously...we looked like idiots out there. We decided to close up shop.

I was in such a hurry to get everything in before that one person out of no where showed up to browse. We, or should I say myself was going at a million miles a minute. One last table to bring in and then it happened. Oh!!! I just couldn't bare to see it. My sister and I just stared at each other. "What should I do" almost in tears by this moment. She said, "Ona, what were you thinking...I told you to slow down". She suggested we go to Target and blame a runaway shopping cart. I told her I just had to tell Dave, so I went inside to face the consequences. As I entered, my husband was in a very bad mood, stressed tired and raising his voice. My response, "Honey, let me take the girls and leave you alone to relax for awhile". We headed off to Target! Can you guess what I said when we got home?

"Dave, don't get mad, I just don't know how it happened but the car", that's as far as I got and he was in the garage.
"------- people, mother -------, Idiots and so on and so on. I couldn't tell him the truth, I just couldn't. I felt horrible! I'm lying to my husband, but at the same time I was saving my butt.

The night went on, we were both not in the best moods. But before bed he looked at me and apologized for the way he treated me the last few day and told me he loved me. That did it!!! I cant do this...I can't keep it a secret. I lost it and and ever so shyly said, "I'm the idiot". "What are you talking about", he asked. "I did it", and started tearing up. "You hit the car" he asked.

I pleaded guilty!!!

He told me he loved me and was sorry he had made me feel that I needed to lie to him.

Never again will I lie. I'm such a sucker for his "I love you's".

Friday, October 5, 2007

"How Much"?

"How much does this cost", is the question of the day. Today I had a garage sale! It's alot of work trying to keep a straight face when someone offers a $1 for $25 item that has never been used.

It took me back to my retail days. "Hi, how are you"? and what do you as the consumer usually say? "I'm just looking", that's great but that's not what I asked. Others, on the other hand just want someone to talk to.

By having a garage sale , I met alot of great people! I had one two weeks ago, made enough money for Xmas and little something for myself. The best thing is that I got the opportunity to meet my neighbors. I have lived here for almost 5 years and not met any of my neighbors. I met a neighbor across the street that many of you know. What a coincidence!!! (I would add her link, but like I admitted...I'm computer illiterate).

So, not only did I get to meet some cool people, I got to buy a "watch". Not just any watch but a "Garmin Forerunner GPS" watch. I was turned on to this watch by my good friend Jessica. I began running a few months ago and am loving it. This watch tells me my calories burned, distance, average and best time per mile and much, much more!

So, I have to ask myself "How much"?
My answer, "Much, much worth it"!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

"Newby" here I finally am entering into the world of blogging.

I can't wait to share my feeling and thoughts and especially show off my two beautiful girls and husband of almost 13 years. I have failed at keeping up with baby books, so, this will give me a chance to document my proud moments and share my lows as well.

But first...please, I need help! I have no idea how to make my page as creative as the ones I read. If anyone has a any secrets or helpful hints, please let me know.

One more request!
I'll be the first to admit that I am a horrible speller. Just humor me:)