Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Busy Fall!!!

I really do not even have the time to write this blog right now, but I am making myself take a breather.

I stepped up in the PTO and accepted a vote in as Event's Chairperson. This means that I am incharge of certain events within the PTO, starting with our biggest event...Pizza Pumpkin Night! It is a fun events for all ages. It has games and prizes, pizza, pop and water! Haunted Hallway (Trick or Treating) and Haunted Maze! I was blessed to have someone step up and Chair this event, so now I am just an overseer, but still I am finding this time consuming.

Next, my sister had a brainstorm on a business adventure! More details to come, but this is taking up the rest of my time.

To add, one of my sons is actually being sexually assulted on the bus and as he is waiting for the bus at school. And this was happening last year, and I gave this other child a second chance. Just to find that he is starting this again this year. So, I contacted the police and they gave him a verbal warning. If this EVER happens again, I will press charges. As many charges as I possibly can! I will go to the fullest extent of the law! He better watch out! Mess with my blood and you will go down!

Anyways, there is more. and more, and more. But it would take HOURS to type that out!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yup! Let the rain pour!


Kevin called me from work yesterday to tell me that he pulled his back out. He went into the clinic to find out that he pulled a muscle and sprained his back! Now, he is on Physical Thearapy and 15 restrictions. Tomorrow is more PT and a doctor's appt. We will know if he can return to work on Monday. I really hope so. Or it will look like we will not have the funds to pay our 1st of the month bills for August!!!! Oh, boy......2 1/2 years of not one bill late and now the threat of our lot rent, house payment and insurance being 2-3 weeks late!!!!

Breath Jackie Breath!!!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


So, here I am day number 7 of camping. Our camper did not leak and believe me, it has rained plenty to test it! But overall, I am surprised at how much I am enjoying this. I am not looking forward to going home on Sunday. But, all things must come to an end!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Good and the Bad

Why is it that every time things go good for my family (and maybe other people), something bad follows? Like we have to be constantly reminded not to take anything for granted.

For example, on Thursday Kevin had to just put a few finishing touches on the pop up for our upcoming camping trip. Thinking it would only take 2 hours TOPS to finish, we all went with him. Then it started to rain, then pour. And when it started pouring, the roof of the camper started to leak!!! Yes, it was better to find out then compared to a camping trip, but still.....

And now, is my most recent example.

My children are finally on summer vacation. And even though I am a wonderful mother that LOVES the public school system (and the wonderful time at home without fights and bickering), I am happy to have my kids home with me this summer.

So, we planned to have the kids go to my mother's house of Friday afternoon then to their Aunt Sue's for a sleepover! They were pumped! And Kevin and I were too! We were going out to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary even though it is not until June 26th, it was the only available time for us to go (do to Kevin's work schedule and our trip). All things went as planned. Kevin and I went to Great Lakes Crossing. Ate wonderful food and played games at Gameworks! Also, did a little shopping. Then we head to pick up our youngest and go home to watch those Wings win the Cup.......only to see them lose. :(

Then comes to bad....the ugly....the sad........

I pick up my children at my sister's house this morning to find Jonny with a temp and complaining of a bad headache. He used to have this happen to him when he was younger. Once the headache goes away, so does the temp. Not the case at all tonight. (Or I would not be typing this out at 1:20am) His temp has gone from 101 to 103. Then, I go to him around 11pm to give him his round of meds and boom.......Joey has a fever and complaining of a headache!!!

So here I am....awake, alone, with 2 kids with fevers, staying awake to give meds, not being able to fall asleep bc I am worried about my little men.....

The good............our wonderful anniversary night
The bad..............some type of weird virus infecting my family!

I don't want the bad...just the good.....at least just for a little bit please!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


After a visit to the doctors, I have been told that I pulled a muscle in my neck and sprained a ligamet. My muscle is in a big enough knot that the doctor told me he would not even try to touch it bc he knew I would get upset!

Pain in the NECK!

Tuesday morning, I took my mom to the doctor's because she is not well. Sinus infection, ear infection and dizziness. When I took her home then went to leave for Matthew and I to go home, all of a sudden, I got this HUGE pain going up the back-right side of my neck.
Thinking it would go away with time, I just came home and rested. All to find out that it was hurting even more. Took hot showers, no help. Took Motrin, no help.

And of course, I am part of the American body that does not have insurance as it is just to much money to pay out.

I took some more meds last night and went to sleep. Only to wake at 2:30am in execrating pain. No matter what I did, my neck was shooting pain through my head and right arm. Not being able to take it anymore, I starting crying. This woke Kevin up. At that time, I was ready to be taken to the ER even though I knew it would be a GIGANTIC bill.
Kevin was able to talk me out of it and now I am waiting for the doctor to get into the office this afternoon so I can see what can be done.

At some times, I feel like I pulled a muscle. At other times, it feels like I pinched a nerve. When the pain comes, my fingers go numb (tingling) and if I relax my shoulders, the pain goes right away. Maybe I pinched a nerve and pulled a muscle!

All I know is that I have a HUGE bump on the back of my neck and I cannot turn my head at all or it hurts!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Going to be a FUN summer!

Thank you to Craigslist and a very very handy father in law, Kevin and I are new owners of a RV!

Today we bought a Pop up camper for the wonderful price of $200! Needed some work, but my father in law already fixed it!

I am soooooo excited! Already have June 26th through July 5th booked for camping!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Last night, all of my sister's and my mother went out for Mother's day. No, you did not forget Mother's day. My mom is helping my sister move to Florida this week so we decided to celebrate early, when all of us could be together. And I don't think we have ever done anything like that before. It was fun!

When I got home, it was around 9:30 and I received a phone call from my dad.
"Jackie, do you realize that is no school for your kids tomorrow?"

I said " Why? WHAT???"

"Ummmm...SWINE FLU" said my dad

At first I really thought my dad was messing with me like he likes to do to me. But, I went online and saw that our school district closed school for Monday and Tuesday due to 1 high school student who MAY have the flu.
Overboard? Yeah, maybe a little. But I can't help to be thankful that they are looking at my children's overall health with this issue.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


When I got home I got a phone call from my cousin. My aunt has been placed in the ICU for 100% Kidney failure. Please pray for peace. Thank you

So, I did it!

For the first time in MONTHS, I attended church.

I actually enjoyed it. Alot! It was amusing, interesting and educational at the same time.

The sermon was taught on Truth.

When the pastor went into our sins, it did hit me and made me see that I am no different than anyone. My opinions are just that, opinions. My sin are just that, sins. And the sooner I see them, the sooner I can be saved from them. The one thing that I just never got was when I would be told to walk away from my sin. It was like "How can I do that? And if I can just do that, then why did Jesus die?"
I think I may be right when I say that it is more about recognizing the sins and facing them. Anger is my biggest sin. I get so made sometimes that I wish people would die. And to be told that it makes me a murder in God's eyes bc of what he told us in the Word, is a shocker. So to see it, face it and try my best to change it is what God wants. He knows my heart. He knows that I don't really want someone to die (Maybe move to England or something LOL) and that I just am so upset and sad. And that I truly just need a shoulder to cry on. And yes, I never turn to Jesus.
I have a hard time turning to him bc his shoulder is not present in front of me. I have to ...I really don't know what I have to do?

Feels weird, but I feel like I am starting over with the Christian walk. Like I have wiped my slate clean and now I am back at the beginning.

But I really liked this new church! And better yet, the kids loved it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mommy Questions

1. How old were you when your first child was born? 20

2. What month and year was your youngest child born? July 2006

3. How did you feel when you first found out you were pregnant? With my first child, I was happy.

4. Who did you tell first? My husband

5. How many pounds did you gain during your first pregnancy? I don't remember

6. What did you crave while you were pregnant? Sour Patch Kids

7. Did you find out the gender of your first child? Yes

8. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?My first pregnancy was induced 2 weeks early due to a low level of the fluid.

9. How much did your first child weigh? 6 lbs. 7 oz.

10. Was your first child early, late, or on time? 2 weeks early

11. What is the most difficult challenge or health issue that any of your children have faced? Rather not share

12. What's your favorite part of being a mom? I do like being a mom. My fav part would have to be when we can play board games/video games, and hang out. I do not like being the discipline mommy.

13. Do you think it's easier to be a mom or a dad? Depends on which one stays at home or both work. In my situation, it is more difficult to be the Mom. Due to the restrictions that are on me everyday. I would not change it for anything though!

14. What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone who is about to have their first child? Keep it at one! hehe...well to each there own! But be prepared, mentally. Right when you think things are going well, someone gets a fever, one if fighting with the other...so on.... it is not to be taken lightly. You are the one who teaches and shapes this little person into the adult they will be....you will be surprised at how much they learn from you.

15. Did you always think you'd have kids? Yes and No. I wanted kids but never thought I would have them.

16. What's been the biggest surprise about motherhood? No privacy!

17. Are there things you miss about life before kids? Yes. I married at 19 and had Joey at 20. If I could go back, I would have waited a year longer. Just to have some more one on one time with my husband.

18. How many children do you have? 3 boys

19. Do you plan to have any more children? NO! If I do, yell at me okay?

20. Who's the mom that you admire most? I really don't know. I just try to be the best mom I can be while staying the person I am. I guess I admire the mom who will not change who she is because she is a mom. To be true to yourself and stay a mom is the healthiest way to raise a child. Stay true to yourself.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A new addition

First of all, I will start this blog out with saying that the new addition is not in my immediate family. I am NOT pregnant! Not interested in that right now for SURE!

The new addition is my oldest sister's baby. He was born last night around 6pm. Weighing in at 5lbs. 14oz. Boy, is he a doll too! But to my wonderful surprise, my sister asked me on Monday night to attend the birth. I have experienced 3 births of my own but never had experienced the joy of witnessing one. It was quite different being the one that is helping. Most of the time I had no idea what to do but just be there for her and that is what I did. It was a great experience though. And she is so thankful that I was there. I think (from experience myself) that it was just the point of knowing someone is there with you and you are not alone.

So, now that I am home....I am very tired. I had a great night of sleep last night, but I am still really worn out today. Ready for bed again and it is only 5:30pm.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

$5 Dinners

Through a friend on facebook I found this website that is giving away a free $50 gift card!