Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Crazy King

One thing about my King, is he is ALL MAN!. He fears very little things in life. He is never affraid to face things head on. Today, was no exception.
It all started yesterday when he lost his phone. He took our little twins out, and came home without his phone. I had tried calling him SEVERAL times with no luck. He never answered the phone. When I asked him about this, he said "oh, it must be in the car." Well, he was wrong. I txt his phone and continued to call it in hopes of some kind person wanting to return a lost phone. When no one answered, the King called the places he had been hoping someone had turned it in. No luck there either. He would have to wait until today because our dear, wonderful, phone company was closed.
Today started with a phone call to phone company. The King asked if any calls or txt had been made from his phone. Well, there had been. He asked what the numbers where that had been called (once again hoping he can talk to someone to get his phone). The phone company said "I'm sorry Sir. but that is private information. ????? Last time I checked, he paid the phone bill and the phone is in his name, Why is this private???? My King then questioned them on how this is possible. They said they were trying to protect him. They then said it is a FCC regulation that they can't give out that info. Let me inform you, the King had already give his personal pin # along with answering all the identity questions. He then asked what the FCC code was, he was told, they couldn't give out the code # either. The King was not very happy at this point.He decided to take matters into his on hands. OH NO!!!!! Now it gets CRAZY!!!
He hung up the phone and called back using a different tactic. He asked if he could have GPS locater on our plan. The rep said yes and that it would only take a few min to work. The next thing I know, my King comes running down the stairs with my phone and laptop in his hands saying " I gotta go, I just located my phone" I start saying "WAIT!!!! you cant go by yourself, call the cops to help you". He said he would, but then again, This is the King we are talking about. So as he leaves, I look at the time. it is 4:05 pm. That was the last I talked to him until 7:00 when he comes home with a big smile and his phone. This is what he did.
The King left our home a went to the PD. They said this was minor on their list of things to do. Dont you know there are seat belt tickets to be handed out? Forget the thefts. Well, he files a report and gets in his car. Once again he escalates this matter. He calls the Sheriff and informs them, he is on his way to get his phone back. He gives the address to where he is headed. They asked him how far away he was, he told them, and they said they would send someone. As he pulls up to the house, he decides he doesn't need any help, and approaches the home alone. He is very blunt, and lets them know he has traced his phone to that address. He tells them their name, just to let them know he is sure of his findings. The home owner stutters, and said they had tried to get a hold of us (YEAH RIGHT!) they ask him to come in. He can see through the door, the three men and teens in the home. The King having no fear, enters the home, and shuts the door. CRAZY!!! without the Sheriff even. They gladly return the phone, after having wiped it out of personal info. If they were really trying to return the phone, why didn't they answer the phone calls from me? Oh well, at least he got it back. I think with how mad he was, they were affraid to not give it back. LOL
This is not the first time my King has done something of this nature. The last time, it was over a bad check a women had written me, and he drove to the address to ask the man for the money. That is another story in itself.
I love my King, and am glad he is ALL MAN! He can care less if he breaks a nail, just don't mess with his stuff.
I LOVE YOU BABE :) and am happy to see the hand of protection on you. Even in the spiritual world, you fight like a man and never give up until you win. I'm proud of you and am glad to be on your soul mate. With a daddy like you, this little boy of ours will be all man too, even in a house full of women. However, I do like bowl cuts, and knickers LOL

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas

I most likely wont get around to wishing you all a Merry Christmas, so here it is - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! Thank you to all of my friends who have been such a support to my family this year. We love you all and cherish our friendships.
Thanks to my Dad and Mom for sacrificing every Monday night for my and Darcies families. The meals have been awesome and the prayer meetings have been everything we have needed. I thank God for parents like you, who when you see a child is in need, you don't add more to the heavy load, but you get in the trenches with us and help us spiritually fight these battles. Without you, no telling where we would be. Your AWESOME. I love you both.
Speaking of my parents, they have once again given us a fabulous Christmas gift. Every other year, instead of giving gifts, we pack up and head to the snow. We always have a GRAND time and the memories we create will last us a lifetime. Just a question, what did you get for Christmas 5 years ago? Well, five years ago, we were sledding down the front lawn of our cabin. Even my Mom took a turn on the sled. Paul made an incredible snowman (it looked like a real man laying on the deck) and all the guys made a traditional snowman with a few extra details I wont mention LOL. We made mocha's and latte's every day and night with my then, new, Starbucks Machine. The kids made aprons (we still have them), thank you letters, and cookies, and we all had a merry ol time. I could give you details of our Christmas three years ago, but I don't want to bore you. The point is, even my kids can recall their times with the family these Christmas's. It is the perfect gift alternative. I look forward to another year of unforgetable memories. Merry Christmas All. We love you, and hope your New Year brings you peace, love, and a heart of gratitude.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Financial Miracle

The other night, while at church, our Wonderful Pastor asked who needs a financial miracle? As the congregation began to pray and I began to pray for our current situation - I felt a quickening in my spirit. I felt like God was telling me to step back from my problems and really count my blessings. I did, and this is what I found.
Miracle #1: Every night, as I lay my head on my pillow, I smile. Why? I don't have window treatments, pretty linens, night stands, dressers, pictures, or floral arrangements. All I have is one lawn chair, one rubbermaid-three-drawer-storage unit and a mattress set with sheets only. But after sleeping on a air mattress for five months and living in a travel trailer for five months, I cant help but smile, and feel like a queen. My bed may not be my adjustable, massaging, temperpedic bed, but, it is like sleeping on the clouds. What could be better than that?
Miracle #2: After eating dinner at a card table for 6 months (By the way, our card table seated 4 and let me remind you we are a family of 9), we were finally blessed with a bigger folding table that now seats all of us comfortably. Our first night we ate dinner at the new table, daddy began our family prayer. At the end, Braeden said "and thank you God for a table we can all sit down at". If you could had seen the looks on all our faces over a folding table, you would really know what a true miracle this is.
Miracle #3: Every year my Christmas Decoration have been elegant and beautiful. The colors have been just right, and the ornaments were from a unique shop, that only carries the best there is to offer. To me, Christmas was always a time of year to go WAY out, and dress up your home to its finest potential. This year, as I realized I had lost all my decorations, garlands, and upside down Christmas tree (Horchow if you'd like one) I began to rack my brain. Luckily for me, California Backyard, is going out of business and they had an upside down tree. And, it was 75% off. YEAH!!!! I bought my tree, and my girls made paper chains and hung candy canes from it. Wrapping paper was a little over budget, so I bought white craft paper (which you use for bulletin boards) and paper ribbon for bows. My princesses love our tree and have never complained that it is not of finer taste.
Miracle #4: I'm not embarrassed of what I don't have. In fact, we have felt more blessed while having way less. My childrens' attitude of gratitude is more than I could ever ask for. I have learned "the best things in life are not things at all"
We may not have wealth, but we have pure joy in the midst of our trials. And for me and my family, that is a financial miracle.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

OH MY!! What a Shock

Here is the proof.

Well Folks, looks like I'll be changing my Blog title to...
1 KING 1 Queen 7 Princesses and 1 Prince.
Yep, It is 100% Boy. No denying it. The King is so proud, and knew it the whole time. The Queen is in shock and just knew it was a girl.
Looks like I'm in need of a boy name. Any ideas?

Monday, October 27, 2008

OOPS! Word's Out!!!

Seylum Rhys

Edyn La Roux

Alaena Kennedy, Kidron Sage, and Braeden Chantel

Hunter Alexis

Sharaya Danee

(Baby is "Chillaxing" It has it's left leg crossed over the right, and the hands behind it's head. Too Cute :)

For all of you who are "wondering", Yes, we are having another baby. No, this baby was not in our plans, but it was in God's. We tried to keep this undercover as long as we could because we were having a hard time adjusting to the news and didn't want to have to deal with people and their negative comments, but some people took it upon themselves to share our news. Are we mad? Not at all. It was time to tell, seeing that I look like I was turning into a cow LOL.
Up until Saturday Oct 25,2008, I had cried a million tears. I wondered how I was going to care for another baby in the midst of our "home issues" and I had made a dedication to Sharaya's education over the next three years. We have been on a roll. (Go Sharaya!!! Mom is SSSOOO proud of all your HARD work. It will pay off baby. I promise you.) and taking care of another baby would make this a tad more challenging.
Along with living in a rental home with no furniture and sleeping on a air mattress has not made this easy either. God gives us strength to make it one day at a time.
I miss my old home terribly. It was so cute and cozy. I had it decorated (Thanks to my mom, who is an interior designer, and my sister who has such unique taste) just the way I liked it. Now, all my furniture is lost in my dream home, rotting in mold :( WHY Us ???? I ask myself. I don't know. But I do know - thanks to the peace of God - we will survive!!!. (This is the reason it took us a little longer to become excited about a new addition.)
So back to our new little one. Saturday, I went for a "fun" ultra/sound. Our baby was so cute, I couldn't help but get a little excited. Not that we have a choice, but I would LOVE another girl. Daddy is holding out for his son. However, last night (Sunday 10-26-08) after an INCREDIBLE service preached by Bro. Barry Clayborn, daddy said "you know, it would be really neat to have another girl". He is finally, coming around HA HA. But of course, we will welcome whatever God blesses us with. God makes no mistakes. And we will welcome this gift with open arms.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sick In Bed :(

Yesterday, was our church's big Harvest Party at Fog Willow. It was so much fun. The girls enjoyed the free pony rides, petting zoo, trampoline, play equipment, and the hay pyramid. Oh, let me not forget the hay rides too. The food was just as wonderful. We served BBQ ribs, tri-tip sandwiches, gumbo, french fries, corn dogs, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, slushy, TONS of yummy baked goods, more candy, and to top it all of... Sargent's Coffee yummmmmm. I'm so glad I'm a part of TRC. God must really love me to have uprooted me and re planted me in such a place as TRC. The Ministry is top notch, the saints are are just as grand, and there is NEVER a dull moment at the church. It doesn't matter the day or time, you will always find something happening there. It also doesn't matter your age, you will find a group of fun-loving people that are right there with you.
Needless to say, after a fun-filled day, I'm sick in bed. My lungs were permanently affected from the toxic mold in our home. Now, when I'm out and around trees, and grass, my lungs can't handle it, and I get laid up in bed. My chest feels as though it is on fire, it kills to cough, and my current medications of Advair 500, Albuterol, and Zyflo seem as though they are infant strength. Luckily, I fly out to my specialist on Thursday, (I hate flying) so that I may begin injections that will hopefully allow me to once again live a normal life (minus all the meds).
All this to say, I wish I was at church tonight instead of being in bed. I tried to watch our service online, but it was not up:( Good thing we have a tape ministry :) I just hope I'm better by tomorrow to take my kids to school, one of them to a Dr. appointment, and one has a tutor coming to our home in the am. No time for me to be sick. Duty Calls.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Smartest Women Alive!

As I was browsing Sharayas pictures, I came across these and smiled to myself, thinking WOW! I love this women. You Go Girl!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Seylum Rhys

My baby is 1. How did this happen? wasn't it yesterday Daddy placed her in my arms? Now she is full of laughs and PERSONALITY. This little girl is something else. She doesn't like hair bows, shoes, or baby food. She thinks she is as old as the other girls, and she expects them to just hand the toys over to her at the slightest peep.
She also doesn't like anything that restraints her, example, high chair, car seat, swing. Oh no, this baby wants to be on the move. Seylum is a Daddy and Mommy's girl. She sleeps in our room now, in her own bed of course, and every morning I'm greeted with a huge toothy grin. It is at this time, that she wants some cuddle time. We love you baby, Happy 1st Birthday.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Sharaya is home. YEAH!!! She had a blast at PEAK. We are so happy she was able to go, but as she was there, she was asked several times for her phone number. I'm not sure I'm ready for this yet so, I thought I'd drop a line (and a song) to all the boys out there :) I hope you enjoy :)
While Sharaya was gone, we took our girls to Fairytale Town. We met a very nice couple who were on a "Grandparents Outing" with their grandson. They noticed we had 5 girls. Braeden and Alaena corrected them with the comment that we actually have 7 girls. The woman couldn't believe we had been blessed with 7 daughters, and then said, I had to listen to this song "Cleaning This Gun". Well, I did, and fell in love with it. I have no clue who this guy is, I've never heard of him before, but he has a GOOD point. Especially with a teenage daughter, who can't date for another 8 years, This is just a pre warning to all the boys. She is staying focused on her school, as her parents, we stay focused on her "surroundings". By the way, this goes for all our Princesses. And with 2 very protective Daddies, I actually feel sorry for them. LOL. Them Boys don't stand a chance. At least for 8 more years. Until then, I'll hold them close and party with them like there is no tomorrow. LOVE you girls.
Oh yeah, before I forget, The SUV didn't really die, but thanks for the push, it saved me about $5.00 of diesel and gave me a side aching laugh. You are the BOMB!!!
And for Sharaya and Sammy, hopefully Hunter, Stephanie, and I didn't toilet paper you too bad last night :) HA HA

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where Has The Time Gone?

Wow! Has it really been 6 weeks since I blogged last? I guess I have been so busy with the girls, that Blogging was out of the question. Let me start where I left off, and update you all on our "Crazy Adventures". Sr. Camp with Sharaya was interesting to say the least. It all started when I arrived at the church to see that all the youth were accounted for and loading onto to bus. Well, the youth were there alright, and so was their luggage. For every person there, there was like 4 suitcases plus bedding. Poor Bro. Sargent was trying to figure out how to get their luggage to Sr. Camp. The Youth Dept. almost had to rent a Uhaul to pull their belongings. Then I had this "GREAT IDEA". Hey, I'm already driving my monster of a SUV, why not let someone drive and pull the trailer while their at it. So, Bro. Sargent was able to locate a trailer for free and guess who had to pull it? Yep, that would be me. Now you have to understand, I have NEVER done anything like this in my life. I was quite scared. I managed to get it there safely, but on the way, someone in my SUV just had to stop to use the Ladies Room. No Names, LOL, So we got separated from the bus (which I was following). Then, the funniest thing happened. As I was driving, I noticed a lady taking a picture of the back of my SUV with the trailer. I realized what was so impressive to her. She noticed my "Family" of stickers on my window showing we had 7 Princesses and thought the trailer full of luggage was for our family. As she got even with the back window, I rolled it down and my dear Sharaya took a photo of her. The funny thing is, That will really be us someday if all my princesses follow in their older sister's steps:)
So Sr. Camp came and went, then Jr. Camp came. What a BLAST!!! I had so much fun, I think Tishauna and I have all the young girls wanting to go to Jr. Camp next year. We "Snuck Out" every night with a ton of girls. We wont mention all the things we did, because we don't want to give ourselves away, but can we say "6 Boxes of Saran Wrap" LOL.
When we arrived back home from Jr. Camp, my King and I decided it was time to rent a home. We have so many "fond" memories of the "Trailer Life", but it was time. So we rented a home and have been very busy with trying to get settled in. It is not a 6 bedroom like we currently own, but it is WAY bigger then a 30 ft travel trailer. We are loving the home.
The first week that we moved in, Sharaya and I wrestled. I wont say who won, But she is tough. Then I finally decided to break Hunter in, WOW!!! was I impressed. That girl can hold her own. I was afraid of hurting her, now I'm afraid she might hurt me :) Sharaya and Hunter then wrestled and to save their pride, I'll keep the winner to myself. It was a very good match. The King then decided to wrestled me. The little girls were very worried and begged Daddy to not hurt me (this is the good thing about having all girls, my support group is HUGE) well, daddy took it easy on me, because at the count of 3, I just laid down and played dead LOL. Well, ok, not really, I didn't just lay down, I didn't stand a chance against my hunk. Then again, why would I want a man that I could wrestle down HA HA. Ok, so I cant win him, but I can get him back. I convinced him, that it would be better to let me wax his facial hair. I would save him a couple days of shaving. After much thought, he sat down to the "Torture Chamber" of my waxing. I first prepped him with my soothing Pre-Hon solution, then I rubbed his mustache down with the warm honeyed waxed. Next, I put the linen strip over the wax and rubbed it for about 20 secs, My sweet hunk just sat there with his eyes shut enjoying the pampered moment, then WAH-LAH, I pulled the strip, His eyes flew open as he shouted " OOOWWWHHH, That had to be the most painful thing in the World". He then wondered if I had removed his upper lip entirely. What a MAN! The really funny part, is, it didn't even work. I was laughing SSSOOO hard. It put me in such a crazy mood, I was easily influenced into waxing Hunters brows. I couldn't believe, after being a witness to this torture, that she'd still want me to wax her brow. So I gave in. After I did it, she looked so beautiful and way to old, that I told her, she'd have to wait until she was 13 to wax again. Now that is torture, but hey she is my baby still, and I cant have 2 of my princesses grown up, 1 is bad enough. By the way, whoever said raising teens was so bad, never had my girls, and didn't like to have fun. The teen years are so much fun. Except when you get conned into taking 3 teens to Wal Mart at 12:30 am looking like Rainbow Bright herself with nothing matching and about 30 hair bows in their hair. These girls are are so much fun. I cant wait for the next laugh.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Me Time

At last, The girls are all safely tucked in bed and sound asleep. This is the part of the day where I sit down and sigh. AAAHHH!!! Never mind that it is after 2:00 in the morning and I have to be up by 6:30 so that I can drive Princess Sharaya to Senior Camp. This will be the first time I'm going as a counselor. I have to go so that I can make sure all the boys stay far away from her. Well, not really. I just think it would be neat to be there with her. Thank goodness my dear friend Yvonne is going with me, because I don't want to be in Sharayas space with her friends and Yvonne and I always have such a blast together. She is the best friend a girl could ever ask for. So I figured if Yvonne was there, she'd distract me from keeping too close to Sharaya.
Speaking of Sharaya, she is the Princess and the Pea kind of princess. I started waxing her eyebrows along with mine, after I was forking out 45 buck-a-roos every two weeks. I have to wax her brows in front of a mirror because she has to take a peak, every time I pull the cloth or tweeze what was left behind. If I get to close to her face, she gets a headache or some other kind of crazy sickness. I think she is allergic to me. As long as I stay 6 feet away she is fine. If I get 3 feet away, She starts feeling a heat wave come over her, unless we are wrestling, then she is fine. Just for the record, I can still take her down!!! HA HA However, we haven't wrestled since we moved into our small quarters, and now I have a bad back, but I don't want her to win, so I think we should keeping holding the match off. By the way, She is one tough cookie!!! As soon as Hunter gets a little tougher, I'll have to try and win her. Cant wait for a real home and a new opponent.
Hunter is my Snow White princess, she is always helping out with her younger sisters. She has surprised me by cleaning my whole house several times. Like I mentioned before, she is very sensitive. There was a time, where I was so stressed, my house was a mess, I wasn't feeling well, and I had a million things to do. As I ran my errands, Hunter took it upon her self to clean, and I mean dust, vacuum, sweep, mop, and scrub the house down. I wonder how she will react to the death claws of Mothers Waxing. HEHEHE!!! She has just 18 months left before we can find out.
Isn't it funny ( to all the moms out there ) how when we finally have time to ourselves, all we do is think about our kids? My sweet Honey and I always seem to talk about the cute, funny things our kids have done whenever we are alone together ( which isn't as often as I'd like it to be ). I guess this is because they are my life. I LOVE being a mom to all these girls even if it is pure craziness.
Quote for the day~ Children are a comfort in our old age, and they help you achieve it fast too ~

Friday, June 27, 2008

All the Princesses

This was the picture we used for our Christmas cards. I hope to show off a more updated picture soon. Our girls are ~Sharaya ~ Hunter ~ Alaena ~ Braeden ~ Kidron ~ Edyn ~ Seylum ~
My last blog, I asked my children to please not grow up to fast. I say this because, just last week my daughter Sharaya and I visited Mc Georges Law School. She has a plan that has her motivated to get through school and become a lawyer by age 22. We have talked to a few teachers and colleges and now we are pressing for that mark. And yes, it is possible for her to do this. I cant believe she is already preparing for college. My baby girl who is so beautiful inside and out. It seems like just yesterday she was placed in my arms and now she is taller than me. She has faced some hard times in her life, but she never complains and always keeps a good attitude. Unless, we are talking about her younger siblings who love to antagonize her. Then the craziness comes out of her. And she can be quite bossy to her younger sister Hunter. Hunter is becoming such a beautiful,little, lady herself. She has decided, that she wants to be a pediatrician. We think she would be very good at this because she is SSSOOO sensitive to others needs. How she puts up with such a bossy sister is beyond me. Maybe it is because she knows she is guilty of the same thing. And the list goes on....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

To all our Girls, please don't grow up to fast. Tomorrow will be here soon enough

I cant hear you!

So the other morning as I lay in bed, the phone begins to ring. I drag my tired body out of bed and answer the annoying thing. It is my Honey on the other end. He says "Good morning, were you sleeping?" I said "no just laying down" He said "Hold on I cant hear you, I need to turn you wwwaaayyy up. Ok, now I can hear. Were you sleeping?" As I giggled to myself, I cupped my mouth to the mouthpiece and Yep, you got it, I yelled "No I was just laying here". "OW" he said. We both began to laugh so hard. I bet that is the last time he tells me "I cant hear you" HA HA.
Speaking of, "I cant hear you, can you hear me?" How many of you are ready to go hands free on July 1, 2008? I think it is ridiculous. I can talk on the phone, hold a Starbucks, break up an argument with my kids and flip a U, in my tanker of a SUV, all at the same time. My husband is even more talented, he can check his emails on his laptop while driving 55 mph on a freeway. I think kids are a even bigger distractions then phones. What the Department of Safety (and sanity - might I add) needs to invent, is a child seat that can safely be attached to your luggage rack for the child or children who cant be quiet while I'm on the phone. It would be even nicer if they made the seats large enough to fit teenagers in it. I could just see it now, there I go, driving down the freeway with 7 girls attached to my roof in luggage rack seats. Now I can have a safe phone conversation. I will never have to worry about veering off the road again. Then again, I might miss out on all the funny conversations we share together in the SUV. I cant image life without my family. Next to God, they are all I live for. THANKS Girls, for being the best daughters in the world!! MOMMY LOVES YOU!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Life with 7 princesses

When people find out I have 7 girls, they always ask "How do you do it?" The answer is, I really don't know. I love being a mom, but it can get quite chaotic with all the emotions flying around. At the moment, I have one daughter wearing another daughters shirt. They cant stop arguing about the tee. One daughter wants to wear it (and she has it on) while the other insist she takes it off NOW! Then I have another daughter who thinks she is a ballerina. As she twirls around so gracefully, she losses her balance and falls into a chair hitting her foot pretty hard. She is not sure if she should laugh or cry, she waits to see if I will react, I pretend to not see it, and she hobbles away with a frown. She then sits down and starts to giggle (these are the crazy, indecisive emotions we deal with.) Our 6 year daughter is somewhere outside this room, which can be scary. She loves to clean and organize. For most people, they'd think this is great, well it is, except when you go to find Excedrin for you husbands sever headache, and find it in the spice cabinet, or she cleans your mother-in-laws bathroom only to hear a shatter. Yep, she broke an aroma therapy glass bowl. OPPS!! My three year old is now coming in the room wearing her third outfit of the day and complaining about her older sister being mean. In the distance I hear one daughter telling her younger sister to leave her alone because she is trying to read, the 7 year old daughter sees this as the perfect opportunity to pester her so the argument begins. Thank God my infant is sleeping, However it wont last too long before one of the girls will wake her up. I guess the best way to handle the emotions is to tune it out and let them handle their own issues because in about 10 min. they will all be getting along again and all I'll hear is the joyous sound of childish laughter. Oh and for all of you who also like to ask "So are you finished, or will you try for your boy?" Well, the answer is "Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies- The truth remains to be seen."