Thursday, April 26, 2012

A household of four girls

So the life of four girls in a household is pretty exciting!  All the emotions, clothes, name it!

But this especially!


Now, don't get me wrong...I am very very very thankful for my hair and my girl's hair, but that is a lot of hair.  I have to clean my brush once a week.  Kinda crazy!  You should've seen my vaccumm...I had to clean out just about the same amount of hair from the bottom. Fun times!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pizza Pizza!

So I made some pretty cool dinner tonight!


But not just any's a pizza roll!

Super easy and super yummy!

Frist step:

Get pizza dough and roll it out on a baking sheet and spread sauce down the middle

Second step:

Add your toppings(we like pepperoni and cheese)

Third step:

Slice the side into about 1/4 inch slices all the way up both sides
(I made it too close to one side, so make sure you do it more towards the middle)

Using a pizza cutter was the easiest way to cut it

Fourth Step:

Fold over the sides to make an "X"  all the way up

Fifth Step:

Cook for 12 minutes at 425* (or at least till golden brown)

Sixth Step:


I got it from here.  I think you should try it!  Super cheap and super easy!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mommy of three little girlyques

How many kids did you want to have before you had any kids?


Well, I wanted seven.  Yes, seven.  But I wanted seven boys...oh boy am I happy I didn't. =D

My girls mean the world to me!   But I am sure busy when it comes to life...Our schedule this spring is quite busy:

Soccer practice twice a week on seperate sides of town

Two games each Saturday

Karate on Mondays

Church twice on Sunday and again on Tuesday

Disc Golf somewhere in there

School for Emma two to three times a week

and I work thirty hours a week

I am actually trying to fit in dancing somewhere in between breathing

Now I know there are people out there who are twice as busy as me, but for me, it's pretty busy.  I don't think I could handle seven schedules like this!  But, granted, they would all be different ages and stuff.

But I realize that I am being a grump and not being thankful.  I am thankful that my girls are healthy enough to play soccer, that my family loves to be outdoors and throw plastic plates around a park, that my husband leads a great church and enjoy my church family, have a vehicle to go everywhere, and have a stable job where I have a great boss and great hours!

Ok, so back to my blabbing...being a mommy of three active girls is great, but sometimes, you have to just take a rest.  I learned that today at Beighlie's soccer practice.  I am exhausted from weeks of this schedule...included in this is a lack of sleep due to fevers and teething pains...and I am now suffering the consequences...getting sick!  I am running around with a bunch of four year olds and my head started pounding, my body started aching, and my eyes started burning.  I need to go to work tomorrow so I made an executive decision and cut practice short by 10 minutes...they obviously didn't know, but the parents understood.  I love being able to help and participate with what the girls do, but sometimes you can't stretch yourself too far.

On a side note, I am excited to see what God has in store for my little family!  Whether it is more kids, or an adventure across the states, I am excited!

Friday, April 13, 2012

My blessing in disguise

For a long time, I would sit and just ask "Why?". 

Why did my family and I have to go through that crap with work?

Why did I not get any of the jobs I applied and interviewed for?

Why did they not like my resume?

Why did they choose to go with someone else?

Why, why, why, why why!?

I have asked a lot of questions and I never knew why...until recently...

Like I have posted before, I finally got a job on February 28.  Oddly enough, it had been exactly 8 months since I quit my job.  Both Josh and I were baffeled at how long it had been, and I never knew why I got rejected time after time after time.  Then last week Saturday, I was making bows for the girl's Easter outfits waiting for Josh to get home when it dawned on me.

One of my favorite songs when I was going through that struggle was "Blessings" by Laura Story.  Every time I heard the line "This is not our home" always made me tear up.  So I was making bows and listening to my ipod when that song came on.  I, of course, sang as loud as I could (without waking the girls) and then I sat and thought about the mercies in disguise. 

While struggling to pay our mortgage, God had a purpose, right?  While guessing if we could buy groceries or not, God had a plan, right? So what was it?  My job was going so well in the beginnig, so what made it go down hill?  Then I realized, it wasn't just my job, but my family life as well.  I wasn't the mom or wife I was supppose to be.  My priorities weren't at all where they needed to be either.  So God had to step in somehow to get my attention.  And it was through my boss.  To make a long story short, I was okayed for vaca, then he decided to change his mind and reject it and treat me like crap(call me names in front of temps and co-workers, make me and only me work late when he knew I had to take Josh to work/church, and stuff like that).  I did tell my corporate office and they didn't seem to care, so I literally just didn't show up the next day in the middle of payroll.  It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, but Josh was an awesome trooper and helped me through it. 

Those eight months of unemployment did a whole ton of good!  Although we were struggling financially, God took care of us, just like He promised.  We got our car payment waived for two months!  We got extra money in out checking account.  We had a stress free vacation!  God was doing wonders in our lives!  But I still couldn't answer the whys as they came.  It was my fault because I wasn't listening...I was more focused on getting a job than focusing on what God had for me.  Only did I know last week why I didn't get a yes from anyone else...

My blessing in disguise: I am more closer to my family than ever!!!  Through those rough 8 months, God taught me that my family needs to come first(other than God, of course) no matter what!  Whether it was for a tournament for discing or just to sit on the couch in my pjs with my girls all day while they were sick and watch movies for eight hours straight, it made us all closer and that is what God had in mind. 

My new job is great and my boss is awesome!  He allows me to go and pick up my kids if need be; he asks about my family and if I need to do anything for is the dream job I've been praying for.  God knew what He was doing and I just needed to be patient.

As I drove home from my first day of work, a verse came into my head:

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up on wings as eagles.  They shall walk and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint..."

I know that isn't exact, but I realized that God knows what He is doing and I just need to be patient, something I am not all the time.  But that is my blessing in disguise...I hope you enjoyed my pity story...I just had to share it...=D  Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A time for seasons

So it is now April!  Can you believe it!?  I can...because with April comes....


I get really bad during this time of actually came early due to the non-winter we had.  I will now live off a allergy supplement from now till about mid-October time to be able to breathe normally.  My girls get it too...they get really runny noses and they start snoring(and quite loudly, I might add).  You will always find a bottle of Benadryl and nose wipes all over the house...
My allergy meds in a safe hideout
for nightly doses
A nose wipe for easy access when needed

Also, I am very proud to announce, although most of you already know, that two of my girls are starting soccer this season!  I am the coach of Beighlie's team and Emma has the same coach as last year(oh goodie...) with her two best friends on her team!  To be honest, I think I am more excited than she is, but that's ok.  I am her mom, and I can do whatever I want to.  Emma gets to wear pink this year and B's team is blue and red.  I chose a more neutral color because majority of my team is boys.  I can't wait to announce our names!