Location: Colorado, United States

I'm just me: wife to Mike for 9 years, mom to three great kids I can hug and kiss every day and one babe I can't wait to hold in my arms again one day soon. I'm always looking to improve my faith life and be a better wife and mother.


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The Mommy is bored...the kids are bored...the Daddy works too much. What's a family to do???

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I am NOT a big Halloween person, never have liked getting dressed up and trekking out in the COLD and WIND that seems to come this time every year. So far no that's good. But BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. But this year...this costume I found for Zachary is right up my dork alley! Come back later (hopefully) for pictures of him with his "package" and driving his "truck". LOL

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mr. Uncooperative

Is he two already? I swear he must be. The screaming, hitting, screaming temper tantrums are TERRIBLE!!!! I miss him so much while he's at daycare during the day and yet 15 minutes after he's home I wish he was back at daycare :( That breaks my heart so much. Maybe it's because I don't see him all day and the tantrums are one on top of another. Maybe it's teething. Maybe he's sick (again). Maybe it's ME. At any rate, I miss him terribly, but I do not love the tantrums. His or mine!

Tomorrow is going to be interesting if last night was any cue. Can you see how red rimmed and tear filled his eyes are? All that was over the stupid hat.

I need to wrap a box for him to carry along with him. I recently purchased many parts to build a wonderful new computer (that I LOVE LOVE LOVE) that Micheal built for me...I can use the smallest box from there I think. I'm most excited that we're going to find Daddy tomorrow afternoon and take a picture of Zachary "driving" a UPS truck! LOL

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Friday, October 26, 2007

more useless info!

Here's a list of people that share birthdays (and our anniversary) with my little family!

Famous March Birthdays (Matthew)
March 10, 1928- James Earl Ray, assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.
March 10, 1940 Chuck Norris, martial arts, "Walker" in Tv series "Walker, Texas Ranger"
March 10, 1957- Osama BIn Laden, Al Queda terrorist leader
March 10, 1958- Sharon Stone, actress, "Basic Instinct"
March 10, 1983- Carrie Underwood, American Idol Winner

Famous June Birthdays (Micheal)
June 23, 1929- June Carter Cash, country singer
June 23, 1948- Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court justice

Famous July Birthdays (Kerry *18th*) (Zachary *19th*) (Mike and Kerry *24th*)
July 18, 1918- Nelson Mandela, South Africa anti-apartheid activist, President
July 18, 1921- John Glenn, astronaut, Ohio Senator
July 18, 1927- Kurt Masur, conductor
July 18, 1940- James Brolin, actor (Los Angeles, CA)
July 18, 1943- Calvin Peete, golfer
July 18, 1947- Malcolm "Steve" Forbes Jr., publisher, presidential candidate
July 18, 1957- Nick Faldo, golfer
July 18, 1961- Elizabeth McGovern, actress

July 19, 1860- Lizzie Borden, accused ax murderer
July 19, 1898- Herbert Marcuse, political philosopher
July 19, 1922- George McGovern, presidential candidate, South Dakota Senator
July 19, 1924- Pat Hingle, actor
July 19, 1941- Vikki Carr, singer
July 19, 1946- Ilie Nastase, tennis player
July 19, 1962- Anthony Edwards, "Dr. Greene" on TV series "ER"

July 24, 1897- Amelia Earhart, pioneer aviator
July 24, 1921- Billy Taylor, jazz pianist
July 24, 1936- Ruth Buzzi, actress, comedian
July 24, 1947- Robert Hays, actor
July 24, 1951- Lynda Carter, actress, "Wonder Wonam"
July 24, 1963- Karl Malone, NBA basketball player
July 24, 1964- Barry Bonds, baseball player
July 24, 1970- Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer, "J-Lo"

Famous October Birthdays (Haley)
October 28, 1914- Jonas Salk, physician, developed polio vaccine
October 28, 1936 -Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, musician
October 28, 1939- Jane Alexander, actress
October 28, 1944- Dennis Franz, actor, "NYPD Blue"
October 28, 1949- Bruce Jenner, Olympic decathlon champion
October 28, 1955- Bill Gates, Microsoft executive, multi-multi billionaire
October 28, 1967- Julia Roberts, actress, "Pretty Woman", "My Best Friends' Wedding", many more

Famous December Birthdays (Mike)
December 15, 1832- Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, engineer, designed the Eiffel Tower
December 15, 1892- J. Paul Getty, oil billionaire, philanthropist
December 15, 1916- Maurice H. Wilkins, biophysicist, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
December 15, 1933- Tim Conway, actor, comedian, "McHales's Navy, "The Carol Burnett Show"
December 15, 1942- Dave Clark, musician, leader of the "Dave Clark Five"
December 15, 1949- Don Johnson, actor, "Miami Vice"
December 15, 1968- Garrett Wang, actor

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Fun links to share!

Back in the day, when I did daycare at home, I stumbled upon a site that told you what "celebration day" it was, every day of the year. I don't have the link anymore and lately I've been wanting to find it. And kept forgetting to do so. Until today! Here are some fun, useful...or useless...links for you!

Major 2007 Holidays and Events
Bizarre and Unique Holidays
There is a wealth of bizarre, unique, special and otherwise different holidays and "days". Looking for a wacky day to celebrate, perhaps?

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

stupid snow

I am so not ready for this...and yet it's been doing it all day long. Yesterday is was nearly 80 we're in the 30's and it's windy and COLD and snowing. I hate snow.

I totally missed a photo op today at lunch/dinner. Zachary has been trying to "wash" his hair lately in the tub, very cute. Today while we're eating spaghetti, he's pretty well covered face, neck, chest (smart Daddy took off his white shirt first!)...and smart mouth Mama says, looks like you missed a spot on your better get it. So...Zachary "washes" his hair...with spaghetti. Too cute! Of course I'll be regretting this soon enough, he'll do it in daycare or out to eat or something less appropriate I'm sure. But for now, at home, when he's 15 months old, it's totally adorable. And I was too lazy to get up and find the camera. Figures.

I have snow pictures from this morning. Have to document the first day of snow ya know. I don't feel like going to find the camera and uploading the pictures so you'll have to just live in suspense without the Colorado snow pictures. Poor you.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

best laid plans...

So Saturday came and went...and it was a nice day, but it really had a few bumps I didn't quite plan on!

Zachary ended up pretty sick on Friday night, after eating dinner and having his bath. I had to run to another board members house to get a check for after the Walk and had Mike and Zachary go with me. About 5 minutes into our 15 minute drive, Zachary starts throwing up ALL over the car seat, himself, everywhere. Poor bug! We pulled over and cleaned him up with napkins the best we could, but I HAD to get that check! Had to stop a total of 2 times on the way there to clean him up, and Mike rode in the back seat with him the rest of the way there and back. Got him home and he "seemed" fine. He wanted to nurse and did. And within 5 minutes was throwing that up all over our feet (TMI: I was sitting on the potty and he was standing in front of me). What a mess! I got him cleaned up and partially redressed (diaper and jammie pants only) and we settled in for a long night. I didn't sleep more than maybe 5 minutes all night. Zachary kept moaning and then he'd either dry heave or throw up every 20 minutes! I had called the Ped's on call service around 9:30 PM and the nurse said if he went more than 8 hours of no peeing and still vomiting to take him to the ER, in case he's dehydrated. 3:30 AM, off we go to the ER. They didn't really do anything for him...I guess they got busy with a cardiac patient, which is totally fine...but what a waste of time for us. Zachary threw up all over the bed, floor, himself and me twice. I couldn't wait to get home! We finally got to leave around 7:30 AM. Yep, Saturday morning, the day of the Walk, and I wanted to be to the event location to set up at 8 AM. Not gonna happen!

We got home after stopping to get his Zofran prescription filled (what a joke, ONE pill, generic at that, was $15.37. Thank GOD for insurance!) at 8 AM. I showered while Mike loaded the car for me. The plan was for us to take 2 cars, so that's what we did. I took all the Walk stuff with me and Haley...Mike took Micheal and Zachary. Not 3 minutes into the drive Micheal calls me...Zachary just threw up all over Mike's car...the carseat...himself...again. I said fine...go home. I'll call you later! I made a few other calls to make sure I had some helpers coming (one person called me during all this and said she couldn't come due to not feeling well herself!) Anyway...I decided everything would just work out the way it was supposed to work out and it would be FINE. I wish I could say that I took a deep breath and said a prayer...but I did not. Ugh.

So the Walk was very nice. We had about 25 people there, 2 brand new to SHARE families. All day long we were way ahead of schedule and I never once felt rushed. So that was all good! We had lovely weather and other than a few load motorcycle groups, being downtown was really nice. LOTS of people reading our sign and watching us during the balloon release. A couple of cars even honked at us (in a supportive way!) as we were walking back. Very nice to be so out in the public eye! Everyone was satisfied with their experiences and had a nice day.

The rest of the day was spent resting and doing a zillion loads of laundry! I tend to do 2 or maybe 3 loads of laundry on the weekends...I swear by Sunday afternoon I must have been on load number 9. I am sick of the washer and dryer right now! LOL Anyway...we laid pretty low and let Zachary do whatever he felt up to doing. Time got away from me and before I knew it he was headed to bed at 9 PM! That's about 2 hours later than his normal bedtime. But he had slept a lot during the day...and he was just getting sleepy then. AND he slept ALL night long. Didn't wake up until 5:30 AM. What was that about? He had a very empty belly! LOL When he woke up, he nursed a bit and talked a bit and fell asleep until 8 AM. What a great nights sleep that we all needed!

Sunday was more laundry and church. He did great during church too. Strange boy. Today he wasn't himself at all so I kept him home from daycare to go to the doctor. His stomach virus is working it's way out (poor bottom!) but he's got Strep. Ugh. Got a shot of antibiotics instead of oral so as to keep the belly from re-erupting! Boy was he mad about that shot. I think for a brief moment he had a flashback of the ER experience I refuse to think about ever again. I just kept hugging him and kissing him and telling him it was just a shot...just one poke and he was almost done. Poor bug.'s just after 8 PM now and he's in bed. My silly boy loves to wear his slippers to bed! He is outgrowing the Winnie the Pooh ones so I found him the next size bigger (which look like clown shoes on him right now) in Elmo. He is LOVING Elmo. Today he brought out his Blue's Clues movie to watch twice. And his Praise Baby. And amazingly enough he WATCHED quite a bit of it. He hasn't really gotten into TV at this point. He'll listen to the music and dance around but not really stare at it like there's no better drug around. That changed today. He sat in his highchair for dinner FACING the TV. I'm quite sure his Daddy would not approve...but he ate and was happy!

Here's hoping he's feeling better tomorrow! I could possibly be called into work as early as tomorrow!!!!!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Tomorrow, tomorrow..I love ya, tomorrow!

Feeling rather sing songy today I guess!

Tomorrow is our Walk to Remember and I am very much ready for it.

I'm excited, which is kind of weird when it's a service to remember so many babies that have died and so many families that are grieving without them in their arms. I miss my Matthew daily, but days like tomorrow are almost like a birthday party from me to him. Don't quite get it...let me elaborate!

Tomorrow morning a few (unknown how many at this point) people will gather...strangers first and then acquaintances and after a few months/years you become friends. So...tomorrow we'll gather as celebrate and remember our babies. We'll have balloons, music, poems, kind words of remembrance, and lots of tears. We'll hug, we'll talk, and we'll walk the steps our babies never got the chance to take. We'll walk to a park and stand near a water fountain that so many children love to play in during the summer months. We'll all share a poem that might mean nothing to some and it might mean everything they've been trying to say for so long. We'll cry, we'll hug and hold hands. We'll stand there together, parents with so much in common yet we probably wouldn't know each other had our babies been born alive. We'll release our balloons into the sky (hopefully blue and few clouds but it is mid October in's really a crap shoot weather wise!) and we'll remember. We'll listen to a song sung by a man who may or may not know what we're feeling, but he's captured it in song for us anyway. We'll remember our babies by reading their names out loud...we'll share our children with the rest of the world in a public display of our private feelings for our children we want so very very much. When we're finished at the park, we'll walk back to our meeting spot for another poem and a small token of appreciation and understanding to the families present. We'll talk about our children and share their stories. Then we'll eat! We'll have a reception where we can be relaxed and friendly and not too sad about why we're here in the first place. We'll eat and talk and listen to some music and remember. And when it's all said and done, we'll go back to our lives much richer for the things we've shared and the friends we've made.

Won't you help make my life a little richer by remembering my Matthew, and every baby that has died before their time? That is what October is all about to me.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

helping Mama

Yesterday after church and lunch I wanted the kitchen cleaned up...imagine my surprise when my teenagers both decided to be "busy". Zachary was in the living room playing with his Daddy when all of a sudden he comes RUNNING into the kitchen and stops at the sink...reaching up as high as his little arms will reach. HE wanted to help his Mama!!!!

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

internet weirdos?

I have been very lucky thus far trolls or stalkers, really no trouble at all. I've met some amazing people I'm proud to call friends, even though we've never met face to face. I'm pretty open online, I'm not afraid to share events in my life or pictures I think are cute of my kids. But recently I found something on my Flickr page that has me wondering what's up. I don't have many pictures on my page, somewhere around 100, and those pictures had been viewed just over 1000 times. Today I uploaded some more and just happened to look at the views counter...and it's over 15 THOUSAND! Who in the world is checking out my pictures that many times???? So...I went back and protected just about every picture I have on Flickr. If you used to check out my very few pictures there and now can not see them...just send me an email or add me as a friend/family contact on Flickr and I'll make it happen for you again. If for some reason you are "new" to me, just tell me how we know each other so I know you're on the up and up!

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

This October, remember more than just boobs...

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I make milk...what's your superpower?

101 Reasons to Breastfeed


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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Delurk all you lurkers!!!

The Great Mofo Delurk 2007


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