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Friday, November 30, 2007
Today I just ordered the Creative Zen MP3 player for my BIL.
List Price- $249
Saved- $150
Price- $99.99

link to MP3 player
PLUS I saved $10 by checking out with google.
So A GREAT deal!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
It has only been about a month since I started reading over at The Zoromski Chronicles. They have a beautiful family and a little peanut with Down Syndrome....so how could I resist checking them out now and again. Well I am writing this here so you can all follow the link to read about there oldest daughter Karly. Today the family found out Karly has a rare ovarian cancer called small cell ovarian carcinoma. They have a tough road ahead of them and they need all the prayers they can get. Michelle, the mom is such a strong brave person dealing with a lot right now. Not to mention Karly had a seizure this morning and has been in the hospital. Please pray and also leave Michelle a message telling her you are praying. There is something about worldwide pray that helps soothe the soul and give you a feeling of comfort.
Thank you.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I am trying to teach our last name to the girls so that when someone asks "what is your last name" they respond correctly. It is definitely a work in progress. I have a fear of Megan wondering away and never coming back. She literally would not care. I know that sounds terrible but it is the truth. It scares me to death. She would go up the scariest guy in a room and hold his hand and cuddle on his shoulder (I would like to think I am special but I am not). So here is a video of the 2nd day....I will update in a few weeks to see if we made any progress.

For now enjoy how they ignore me:
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My Montage 11/28/07
Saturday, November 24, 2007
So I was in line at Toys R Us by 2:30 am....I was about 12th in line when I got there but as time passed it turned to more like 20th as people were holding spots.
My friends Jamie and Jen were with me and we plotted our route. I went to video games and got them all. Jamie went one way and Jen the other. After I checked out at videos I met them in the check out line where in total it took us 25 minutes to get in and out. We packed our car and headed to JCPenney since Target didn't open until 6am.
After JCPenney we went to the Disney Store since we were in the mall, I got a ton there for the girls. They had a GREAT sale. After that we headed to Target where it was a mad house. Lines wrapped around the entire store, it was crazy. I shopped while Jen and Jamie waited in line. Target seems to have a great strategy. They seemed to have a ton of stuff on sale but I only found 1 of them. I probably paid full price for most of the stuff I got. We headed back to the Mall to Sears where Jamie was able to finish up. Then we hit Linens-N-Things....I got a few things and was able to save 20% on all my items. You would think we would be done but from there we had a 20% off coupon for IHop so we went to breakfast and talked about how much money we all spent. The food tasted so good after being in the cold all morning long and seeing the sun rise after not seeing it in a whole year.
After breakfast we went to BJ's but they did not have any sales so the parking lot was empty. This is where we all lost a lot of steam and all could have laid down in the bedding isle and taken a nap. We split from there. I went to Kohl's on my way home while Jamie and Jen went to 2 Famous Footwear Stores and Walmart.
So I totaled a full 10 hour day of Black Friday Shopping. I spent $585 dollars and saved $230. It is just 1 crazy day but me and my girls have a blast...we see it as a sport. But believe me I will be watching ad's and bringing things back it I spent too much and they have a better sale later. Don't mess with the BFW's (black Friday Whores...inside joke)
I am almost all done now so it was worth it. I hope everyone else who went out was successful too.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Do any of you have a recipe you use every year for Thanksgiving. If so please share.
Here is my favorite. I promise they are terrific.

Cranberry Nut Bread...yumm yumm delicious!!!

Makes 2 loaves or tons of muffins

Sift 4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 cups of sugar

In a large bowl beat 2 eggs
1 cup of orange juice
4 tablespoons of hot water
4 tablespoons of butter
and add dry ingredients above to bowl
Add 2 cups of cranberries (cut in half or use food processor)
optional: rind from an orange or lemon
nuts...I use walnuts crushed
pour into greased loaf pans
or you can make into muffins...I use my stone wear

Bake @ 325 for 70 minutes

Shh! My grandmom would kill me if she knew I shared this!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Megan's birthday party was this past weekend and our friends over at Life with Bubba and Chicky came to share in the fun.
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We had 2 parties for my special peanut. The first was at the NAC. It was a caterpillar obstacle course party with all her little friends.
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Then we had family and friends back at our house for an amazing feast that my mom and dad took care of. We had roast pork, manacotti, ceasar salad, meatballs, pasta w/ broccoli....and it was soooooo GOOOOOOOD! Thanks Mom! (she reads here now and again). Then we also had a magician come because Megan loves magic...although it did not keep her attention...the magician lost the crowd part way through but ended strong with his live rabbit.
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I so wish I had my daughter Olivia's reaction on video because it was priceless and would probably have won AFV's funniest video's. She stood there screaming and pointing at the rabbit while shaking and then covering her mouth...not a reaction most 2 year olds have but one who loves rabbit's ohhhhh yesssss! It was an amazing weekend and now we have a pile of presents to find space for. My Megan is loved by so many. Thank you all who came and celebrated. We love you all!
Here are the pictures of her birthday cakes:
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Megan seems to have a ghost! It shows up in pictures in different forms. I know this sounds unreal and bizarre but it is true. I know Leah will believe me!
Here are links to pictures. I don't want to shrink the picture so you can see the full image. It is a terrible picture but over Megan's right shoulder is a shadow of something, a treasure chest or something? Not sure what it is but it is not a structure in that room. I do have other pictures that I will share later. I just wanted to post these to get an opinion from others out there.
Picture 1

Here it is again in a close up
Picture 2


EDITED TO ADD:
ok, here are some from the beach. It seems in theses pictures that everything is clear except around Megan's head.
Picture 3

Picture 4

Picture 5

Picture 6
We got her 1st school pictures back yesterday. Although Megan is cute no matter what...I am not so sure I like the picture. Her hair wasn't fixed (the back was all curly) and I paid extra for air brushing cause she had a scratch on her nose but it is still there. UGH!
What do you guys think? It is a picture of a picture so there was a glare...not the clearest.

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Monday, November 12, 2007
since being diagnosed back in July happened last night. So we pulled out the emergency inhaler....the Flovent! And my goodness, it worked miracles. For the first time since Megan started with her breathing problems we have always had to rush to the ER for a breathing treatment and steroid shot to clam her down....not last night! We did it on our own and she slept!
So for all those out there who deal with the breathing, croup, wheezing issues, it will get better once you get that diagnosis of Asthma because the Pulminologist will make sure you have a Flovent for emergencies. I really believe since we have been treating Megan everyday with the albuterol inhaler that that is the reason she hasn't presented until last night. 4 months and this is the 1st time, before that we dealt with the ER runs once or twice a month.
So although Megan is feeling under the weather she will not be going to the ER anytime soon.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Today is my 6th Wedding Anniversary and my 13th Year with my husband.
I could not be happier right now. My husband IS the best husband in the world and best father.
To think 13 years ago we both sat in Chemistry class not knowing where we would be today. YES, we met in Chemistry! How ironic!
We were both juniors in HS and I thought he was so cute and funny. We met at a party one night and we flirted but I am very shy and very hard to get to know...so Joe handed me this heart, it was a weight for the bottom of balloons....I kept that heart in my book bag and one day after school he followed me to my car and tried to flirt with me by saying "your cheeks are the color of the heart I gave you"...my jaw dropped and I was like excuse me..."he said pink, your cheeks are pink"...I said "um, the heart you gave me was green"....he said "no it wasn't" then I pulled it out of my book bag and his jaw dropped and I walked away! Who would have thought that I would marry and be in such LOVE with a man who insults me ;)
Joey loves that story and always asks us to tell him it and he always LAUGHS...I hope at least he will learn from the story and not make the same mistake.

I LOVE YOU JOE!!!!!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
She is 4 today. Enjoy the video.

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Happy Birthday Megan
I seem to call them now at least once or twice a year it seems. Does anyone remember my Verizon story?
Well today I had to call again. This is what happened...
Me and the girls were waiting for Megan's bus. The girls like to play in the car and so when the bus pulled in the drive way I hooked Olivia into her seat and closed her door. I put Megan on her bus and waved goodbye. I reached over the passenger seat and started the car....I shut the passenger door and walked around to the driver side to get in....LOCKED! My poor Olivia is strapped into her car seat and the doors are locked...YEAH, they must have locked the doors while playing with out me noticing. So I panic and call Joe on my cell phone....I ask him to try On Star and see if they can unlock it....ya know all those commercials about how great they are...NO, they can't do it unless you push the blue button...HUH! So I am coaxing Olivia out of her car seat and Joe starts driving the hour home from his work. So I dial 911 cause that is WAY TOO long and we were suppose to meet Victoria and Jamie for her birthday lunch. I call Jamie to tell her we will not be there and so she drives to my house to try and help.
Olivia was able to get her arms out but still could not reach the button, she even took her shoes off and threw them at the button to open the sliding door.
About 20 minutes in the police man or knight in shining armor as I now refer to him pulls in and rescues my girl from the car. Oh how happy she was....NOT REALLY, she was fine and was sucking her binky watching Caillou the whole time, I think me and Jamie coaxing her out of her seat were just an annoyance.LOL
Let's just say I am feeling pretty crappy right now for doing this.