Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Entered a Contest

I entered a contest that a mom from a large family board (Lots of Kids, look in the sidebar over -> ) and I said I'd post a link to it here. So here it is, from me to her. Blessed with Seven

Have a great rest of the week everyone. I have some pics of James coming up and the ones of the babies in their costumes that I still need to edit.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stat Counter and Back Dated Posts

I'd like to start using a more specific stat counter. Right now I have SiteMeter which tells me how many people come here weekly, and breaks it down by day and hour. However, I'd like to have one that tells me HOW the people came here. I've tried googling it (just think, 10 years ago, googling definately was NOT the verb that it is now) and I wasn't having much luck. Can any of you, faithful readers, tell me which way to go?

Also, I've added some backdated posts for the month of October. They all include pics, so you may want to go a searching! You can just click "October" over on the sidebar menu that has my blog history and they will all pop up for you. There are quite a few pics so give it a moment to load correctly.

I was wondering something. I recently got a personalize font from Sugar Frog Fonts and I was thinking about how cool it would be to have that as my default font for my blog. So I'm wondering if anyone out there knows if I can do that? And if I can, how do I do that?

Prayers and blessings everyone, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Update on Jason's Dream

Today, it's been bugging me, so I asked Jason what the zombies were using to pay for their brains with. Without a beat he says "Credit cards."

" You didn't even have to think about that."

"Nope. Zombies aren't any good with cash. Well, they aren't any good with credit cards either, they keep swiping them the wrong way." Jason then shows me how the zombies kept swiping the cards the wrong way and grunting in frustration.

"Huh. You are SO strange."

"Yep, and you married me."

Enjoy your day everyone. I have new pics of the babies, some candids of James and Izzy, and some great posed fall shots of Jayden to edit and post in the next week.


I bought Jayden a new outfit. She was so anxious to wear it that she put it on as soon as I got home. Jason had the day off and it was a gorgeous warm fall day that I had him take the camera out and get some shots of Jayden. She was more than willing to play along. After all, she got attention from Daddy all by herself AND she got to have her picture taken!

Being my daughter, she found herself very funny and getting a serious or simple smile from her is not an easy thing. Jason took a couple of hundred pics, and no I'm not kidding, and these 16 are definately the cream of the crop. I will admit that it was difficult to narrow it down to these.

The backdrop is our back yard. Instead of raking all of our leaves to the curb to be taken away we are piling them all over the yard where we want them to mulch down. This is a big pile of them in the back corner of the yard. Jason had her standing to begin with. When I went out to check on the progress, I had Jayden sit down. To begin with she just wanted to lay in the leaves. By tossing them at her we got her to loosen up a bit and be more animated, though she was rather concerned about her earrings.

Enjoy Jayden and all her silly and pretty glory. As she gets older I can see that she will indeed be a looker and I'm going to have my hands full with a child who is so, well, so much me.

Prayers and blessings everyone. I hope you all have had some decent fall weather before the winter hits.

















Monday, November 9, 2009

Jason's Halloween Dream

I'm still laughing so hard from this, so I had to share.

Let me set up the scenario. Jason is home from work. I'm laying on our bed, trying SO hard to read (currently reading "Julie and Julia") and relax. Jason is trying to organize dishes so he can wash them. However, he keeps coming in to the room and talking to me. Our bedroom is directly off of the kitchen. It's an old house and the way the rooms are set up really doesn't make much sense in a "modern" way of thinking.

Keep in mind, I love that we can talk, especially after all the kids are in bed. We haven't had much time lately to do that. I have a headache from Izzy dumping out a 1/3 of a bottle of rubbing alcohol on the carpet. The only way to clean that stuff up is to just let it evaporate. The kids have been rather "trying" today. I'm tired and sleep deprived. My sleep schedule is still really screwed up because even though the babies are now sleeping in 8 hour blocks at night, I'm still stuck on the awake all night thing.

So here Jason is, interupting my relaxing reading. I've read the same line, not even the same paragraph, the same line 4 times. Jason walks in again and says "Did I tell you about my zombie dream?" This is an unusual statement for a couple of reasons. Aside from the obvious one of it being a dream about zombies, it's a dream that Jason actually remembers. He knows he must dream, because everyone does, but he very rarely remembers what he dreamt.

"I'm afraid to ask, but no, you didn't. Zombies, really?"

"Yeah, zombies. In the dream, it was the night before Halloween and I was watching President Obama on the news. It was a big splay up on Yahoo. He was telling everyone to stay home and lock the doors and board up windows and do all that usual zombie preparedness stuff."

I interupt him and say "Why do they always tell you to stay home and lock the house down? The zombies always break in to the houses."

"Yeah, I know. Anyway, THEN some Wal-Mart guy comes on and says that they are so dedicated to their customers that they are going to stay open! So I have to go in to work"

"That doesn't surprise me ONE bit."

"Nope, me neither. I go in and by some miracle, Wal-Mart as secured a shipment of brains because that is what the zombies keep saying they are after. Now these aren't fresh brains, but brains in a can, like a spam can. It has a picture of a brain on it and says "BRAINS" across the side. And they are all expired. So I'm helping unload this truck at work full of brains."

"Wal-Mart got brains?"

"Yeah. So we set up this huge display of brains. And here come the zombies. They are all saying "Brrraaaaiiinssss" and just keep coming". While Jason is telling me about what the zombies are saying, he's walking in a little circle showing me how the zombies are stiffly walking in to Wal-Mart. "One zombie has a gimp leg and gets on the Amigo and uses that while driving it around saying "Brrraaaiiinnssss". He smashes in to a display and things go falling everywhere!"

"He gets on the cart?"

"Yep. One zombie comes up to me and grabs me by the shirt and breathes right in my face "BRRRRAAAAAIIIINNNNSSSSS" and I say "Oh yes sir, we have those right over here" and I start walking over to the big display of the brains with the zombie following right behind."


"So then the zombies are trying to use the self check out, and THAT didn't go well AT ALL. They just couldn't get it to work right."

"Um, so not only did Wal-Mart get a magic shipment of brains, and the zombies behaved in the store, but the zombies were trying to PAY for their brains?" I'm laughing pretty hard at this point, absolutely boggled by the thoughts churning through my husband's head.

"Yeah, but that's not the weirdest part. So after all of that, the zombies write a letter to Wal-Mart, complete with pictures, thanking Wal-Mart for serving them so well."

Uh, yeah. By the end, I'm laughing so hard, I just got right out of bed, leaving my book, and wrote this all down before I forgot it.

Prayers and blessings everyone, I hope that you all can find something as amusing in your day as I did.