Thursday, July 28, 2011


IN NO WAY was this contest rigged because Jen is an IRL friend.

BTW-she is PREGNANT with her 8th baby after 5 adoptions and an double embryo adoption or twin girls! She is NOW pregnant with a singleton miracle baby DUE IN DECEMBER!

She has stayed at my house for 4 days...IN A ROW! With her 7 kids so here was her answer. IT WAS THE CLOSEST!! AND she was not late for the contest! It ended just now :)

"I know I'm late for the contest, but yes, something involving a powerwasher and some type of bodily fluid from one of your blessings... I'm guessing the 5 and younger crowd???"

She HIT IT ON THE HEAD!! The bodily fluid was from Bit But.. He had just awoke from a nap on the couch and THOUGHT... I REPEAT "THOUGHT"... He was in the bathroom.  I was on the phone with my sister when Aw-Bell screams..."MOM, HIMS IS PEEING ON THE CARPET!" 

There he was, eyes closed just a peein' away!! It WAS A SMALL LAKE by the time he stopped!

I CHUCKED the phone and screamed for BACKUP! The Captain was there in no time flat and was ready to chuck that big rug. "NO WAY" that was too expensive AND the sun has natural sanitzing power! Thankful for 100 degree days and hot sun. Our rug is now right where it belongs!

Jen, email me your address LOL and I will send your prize :)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Can you Guess?

What The Captain is doing and WHY???

If you do, which I don't think you will, (It's pretty outrageous people!)
You moms MAY be able to figure it out, I KNOW I've got some sharp ones out there!
Anyway....IF YOU DO...
I will send you a package in the mail of some of my couponing freebies...Good stuff, I promise :)

You have until tomorrow at 10pm.
Good Luck
May the best mom win!!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Captains BIG 5...0..All the way to.......


I booked the trip for "just the 2 of us" almost a year ago for the Captains big 50. 6 doggone days in PARADISE!

It was to be a big surprise.

I got a "secret" credit card and began paying it off.

When one of the 7 littles ventured to get the mail...

And DROPPED the "secret credit card bill" IN THE BUSHES.

Next thing you know,

The Captain is coming inside asking
"Hey, Who's going to Mexico?"


We flew The Captains neice in to take care of the kids. She's a DOLL! Before we left, we celebrated with cake, ice cream and the 7 youngest.

We stayed at an ADULTS ONLY, ALL INCLUSIVE resort in Playa Mujeres Mexico.
(because I wanted to eat like a pig AND not see any kids, I knew if I did, I may have a breakdown)
They decorated our room for His b-day.

We also celebrated our anniversary while we were there hence the kissing swans..

When we arrived we got our hands washed with cool lavendar hand towels and a small dash of CHAM PAG KNEE!

We enjoyed getting all duded up for fancy dinners each night

Waking up to this view each morning and stuffing ourselves at the breakfast buffet..

Meeting new friends..

ALL the room service you could EAT..

Holding, hands
and my favorite....


The Beautiful, serene beaches..

Laying on floaties in the MANY pools..

But mostly just so thankful for the time to re-connect with each other, and ACUTALLY be able to LISTEN to each other when we talked and focus on the love we share. 
We talked alot about the kids (of course) and how God has truly blessed AND SURPRISED us with 8 children!
We never thought when we married this would/could EVER HAPPEN! WOWZERS!
We talked about HOW FAST the time goes when one is content and happy...Our marriage has FLOWN!!

Happy Belated 5..0 to the MAN OF MY DREAMS!
Still looking HOT at 50!
Can't wait to see what the next 50 bring..

It's ok to leave your kids, we survived and so did they...
Even if you don't go all the way to Mexico..MAKE TIME FOR YOUR MARRIAGE!!
I want our kids to see our love for one another, to see that we take time out FOR US, to love each other..

One of the first things Aw-Bell said as we got home was..

The END :)