Ordering a “Thank you!”

Ordering a “Thank you!”

I’ve been putting off writing again. For a couple of reasons.. 1st our computer bit the bullet a few months ago, when a lovely FBI scam hit us. Those of you that are fiimiliar…. I’m so sorry. but if you know how to eliminate the problem feel free to share with me!

As for the Ordering A “Thank you!”…. I was talking to my sister last wk, and we were talking amoung many things my mom saying that she had NOT recieved a Thank you card from my friend. So here is the story of my friend.

This is the friend that I went to the wedding in Hawaii in August. Her baby was due mid Feb. this year! YES WAS (another story).

Andrea’s conversation with her explained that she provided a service of making this gift, NOT it being a gift from her. (Andrea if you want to chime in on a note… feel free!) That this was a gift from me to my friend. FYI I bought ALL of the material and supplies. It was made at my house, and I made several trips across town to purchase all of the material. And I also boxed everything and mailed it out. Hence I’ve spent a couple hundred dollars on this gift! This still not sinking in at moms brain, she thinks that a Thank you card should be sent to her for making this!

NOW… let me say that a few days after me mailing the gift my friend asked me for moms address “so I can mail her a card when____ is born as a Thank you”

when my sister and I were talking neither of us honestly think that mom is due a Thank you card, because it is NOT a gift from her, it is a gift from me and I completely paid for everything, she only provided a service. I also want to say I paid for some extra material for my mom to take home for herself!

Obviously my friend already planned on thanking her but wanted to wait for a photo of the baby for thank you cards. My question is.. Is sending a card to my mom something that she is expected to do? Or is my sister and I just being brats?

I also found out the other day that when my mom was here and made this for me, that my friends parents gave my mom a couple of gifts and said thank you for the hard work on this project. Hmm, just saying!!!

here is a photo of the gift if you would like to see!
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A little body art anyone?

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A little body are anyone? Who wants to sign up to be Shyla’s second canvas?

apparently Shyla has decided that she is going to be an artist. I have no problem with that, I just hope that she decides that tattoos are not her choice! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not completely again that type of art. I think many times they are beautiful. Yes, I personally am body art free, I know that it’s not for everyone obviously. However I don’t know anyone that has that many tattoos. I don’t know where she got the idea from.

She was so proud of herself, and I am so glad that she used the face paint crayons that her grandmother bought for her, instead of markers that wouldn’t wash off so easily. And truthfully….. I think she did a really good job drawing on herself for a 5-year-old!

Weapons camp


I was wondering around on Facebook the other day, and stumbled upon this picture of Jaden. This was taken this summer at the Taekwondo studio during Weapons camp. I think his form looks really good! Ok, I must admit I’ve never personally seen him or anyone else work with this particular weapon. So to say if its GREAT FORM, I really don’t know as an expert! However, I think he looks like he had fun doing something different, so I am really glad that we decided to spend the extra money for him to go that wk!

CCAF complete!

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Yippie his CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) is complete! I’m so proud of my husband!

He wasn’t so excited about the dressing in his blues and putting on a gown to walk for the graduation, but I know that he holds his head high. I know that he is glad that this long chapter of his education is complete. I also know that he is going to take a few more classes so that he can get his degree.

So this is just a post to let you know how proud I am of my husbands newest accomplishment! And he has already started telling the kids why he has worked so hard, and that he expects them to work as much on their education as he has!

Taking care

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Is TAKING CARE of someone else’s belongings too much to ask for? My friend has a rental here in Las Vegas. She was trying to help another of her friends and this is what she was given in return.

Ok, so this is just a brief glimpse of what she had to look forward to. The person must have cooked daily with grease, because there was loads of it everywhere in the house that had to be cleaned. Holes in the wall? Broken door? Tubs that looked like you bathed a herd of Elephants? None of the drawers were cleaned out. The tile grout was black (it’s really supposed to be tan).

Sean and I have been considering renting out our house when he retires if the market is not that good. However after seeing what a friend in need can do to your home when you are trying to help them out, makes me wonder how a stranger would take care of your house. I know that every renter will not abuse your home, because Sean and I have rented two homes and both of them we left in better condition than when we were given the keys ( and both of them we were evicted from because they people foreclosed on their homes without telling us).

Have you had good luck with renters? Friends or not? I think TAKING CARE of someones home should just be a given when you are renting, NO matter the amount they are charging you!

Booboo please

I’m sure on one day or another we have all found our children messing with our necessities!! However out of my 3 children, my youngest (Schyler) is the only one who has seemed to find useful ways that pads can help her.
This particular day it was her baby had broken her arm and was begging for her Booboo to be fixed. so a pad was serving as a cast! She got to the baby before I could get a picture with her in a premie diaper from when Schyler was born. I think the doll was bigger than she was back then!


Most of the time the usefulness of the pads is for the riding horse in the toy room. You know the big ones with the springs that the kids ride? Well she uses the pads (2 at a time) on each leg for leg warmers. Someday I will get you a picture of that! It cracks me up each time!

Under lock and key


I took this quite some time ago, but must have saved it in my drafts. I remember seeing the shelf in the store and thinking “why is this locked up, there is much more expensive things that are on the open shelf?”

I guess it just goes like everything else. If it is a necessity in life someone will want to take it for nothing. I honestly don’t understand this way of thinking, but upon discussing this very thing (picture) with my friends, I have found out, that this and toothpaste along with many other things are stolen regularly. My thought was that it is only $6. Why would you want to get caught stealing something so frivolous? You can buy the really cheap stuff for $2. I’m telling you right now, if I have to buy the cheap stuff I do, I don’t have a problem with it, do I usually prefer it, NOWAY, but you do what you got to do, right?!!

I’m not one who has ever stolen, and sometimes I go a bit overboard telling my kids what stealing is. Such as when they take my things here in the house. If it’s mine and you take it without permission, it’s simply stealing. I have found ( I know it’s not always the case) that the people I have seen or heard of stealing, they aren’t stealing cause they can’t pay for it. They take it cause they want it, but DONT want to pay for it.

It’s really sad when a store has to put something so simple as a $6 bottle of detergent under lock and key….. People if your running on hard times, just ASK, there are many places and people willing to help, but when people keep just TAKING what don’t belong to them…. we all want to go on lock down, and not want to help anyone…. at least that has been me in the past…. I want to help and want to give, but I get tired of being taken advantage of, just like this establishment.