Friday, December 19, 2008

He does laugh...finally!!!

Excuse the dinosaur video camera we use but hey gotta use what ya got! For those of you who know us knows that Allen doesnt find anything amusing enough to laugh unless its forced out of him by tickles. So when this happened we were beside ourselves. He was wearing a jumper with "Major Giggler" on it like a military title. So cute! Maybe its magic. what do you think?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday...well almost!

Faith came up to me this morning and placed a "Cars" sticker on me(Mater) and then as she placed a second one on me(Doc) she announced "You get 2 stickers because your old!" Well thats nice to know how she truly feels. Just fyi I will be turning 29 on the 28th of Dec. I dont think im THAT old! Do you? :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town

The kids got to see Santa this evening. Rose told her life story, Faith gave Santa hugs and kisses and Allen tried to leave! LOL! Thats the Crazies for ya!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Because I am truly insane!

I decided to try something with our little Houdini. He seems very lonely when we are gone and at night so I thought friend might help him with his separation anxiety. Well here is his new friend. Cute no? Well Bandit is afraid of her. He runs away from her when she comes pouncing his way. But he hasn't destroyed anything in the house at night. And I haven't left during the day with him in the house. I will be testing that theory later. Wish me luck. The girls love her and she is doing well fitting in. So here are some pics of our new Bella "Barkerella"! Like her?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Well its official!

Its official! It is Christmas time in the Crazies household. See?

See our Christmas Tree? Its our first real tree as a family and married couple. Every tree for the past 9 years has been an artificial tree.

Its our little corner of Christmas. Thats all we have to decorate with. How sad is that? One day I hope to have a house like this! Maybe even have snow like them too! Who am I kidding, we are in the south it never snows here. If it does its gone in a few hours. But the kids have fun with the few flakes none the less.

Speaking of fun, we went to the tree farm today and got our tree and the kids had a blast! They got to go on a hay ride..

And they got to climb the big hay stack...

And because this is the closest we get to a family Christmas picture, for your viewing pleasure....

Merry Christmas! From our family to yours!

, Charles, Rose, Faith, Allen and Bandit "Houdini" Crazy

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My First Born

I was sent this and figured I was out of stuff to talk about since I cleaned all day and really who finds that interesting or entertaining? Not I! So heres a little info about my first born. Feel free to copy, and fill in for your first born. TAG YOUR IT!

*1. Were you married at the time?* YES

*2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant?* mix of happiness and scared out of my wits because my DH had just been informed he was being laid off

*3. How old were you?* 20

*4. How did you find out you were pregnant?* EPT Home pregnancy test. I threw it out because nothing happened. But ten minutes later there was 2 lines!!!

*5. Who did you tell first?* I woke my hubby up really early!

*6. Did you want to find out the sex? yes

*7. Due Date?* June 23 2001

*8. Did you deliver early or late?* 5 days late

*9. Did you have morning sickness?* 24/hr Nausea

*10. What did you crave? Checkers, CiCi's and Chick fil a

*11. Who irritated you the most?* no one because I was so laid back

*12. What was your first child's sex?* girl

*13. How many lbs. did you gain throughout your pregnancy?* 38

*14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?* Preterm labor from a car wreck but they stopped it, and of course her head was so big she couldnt come out so they had to have an emergency c-section.

*15. Where did you give birth?* Southern Regional Women's Center

*16. How many hours were you in labor?* 10 and then they decided to do a c-section

*17. Who drove you to the hospital?* my husband

*18. Who watched?* my husband

*19. Was it natural or c-section?* c-section

*20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain?* yes!!!

*21. How much did your child weigh?* 8lbs 7.5oz

*22. What did you name him/her?* "Rose*"

*23. How old is your first born today?* 7

*Name changed to protect the little and innocent*

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday~ Thanksgiving for Cake

This is what Allen was thankful for on Thanksgiving Day at his Nana's. Can you imagine what he will be like on his 1st birthday with his smash cake?

Notice how its all gone .....

Friday, November 28, 2008

Virgin no more....Get your head out of the gutter!!!

I did it! My first time ever!!! I went shopping on Black Friday. Woke up this morning at 330. My friend and I went shopping at some of the big stores. The crowds were huge but not bad. As long as you werent going to buy the big electronic stuff like tv's and computers. Another first for me was my first trip to Starbucks. Ok now pick your jaws up off the floor, thats rude! A fly might fly in. Yes my first time and yes it was wonderful! I got some kind of Cappichino that tasted like a hot liquid thin mint. Gotta luv the holidays! I am hoping to do it again next year. I hope to be able to buy more next year. Next weekend our first real christmas tree as a married couple/family. I love all these firsts!!!!!

And yes im still an....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, I hope your Thanksgiving is full of love, fun and time with family. I am thankful for my friends and family and love them very much. I am mostly thankful for Jesus who died for me so long ago. Thank you for your Sacrifice!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The sun will come out tomorrow!

Well the rain as cleared out finally! I was getting depressed just looking at it. The sun is out this morning, I have a new pumpkin pie waiting for me, and I have my medicine running through my veins. All is (almost) right with the world. So nice!

My girls came in to greet me this morning in bed. With them they had 2 cards. Apparently they notice when mommy isnt happy. Rose says " I made this for you incase you are still mad today." :) Gotta love her! She drew a picture of her and I. With hearts going from me to her and some from her to me. So sweet. She really has a sweet and loving heart. And Faith brought me a card where she drew a baby spider and said "This is a baby spider. I dont want you to kill baby spiders because their so cute" Rose pipes up and says " But baby spiders grow up to be big scary spiders" And I said " Well when they grow up really big then we will squish them" They both agreed on that compromise. How nice this day is starting. Cards in bed, the girls compromising. How much better can it get. Well then Faith brought me a stuffed duck with a big behind and malfunctioning neck. His head just bobbled everywhere. Reminded me of Bill Cosby describing his first born at birth. Then Faith decided that wasnt enough. Then she brought me Winnie the Pooh and a white teddy bear with brown toes and paws pads. His name is Joey. I named him over 10 years ago when Charles got him for me for graduating high school. We had just met like a a week or so prior to that day. And already he was head over heals in love. Took me a few more days but I got there! I kinda consider him my highschool sweet heart . Sorta. Well anyways enough of that. Like I was saying, before the train derailment, I was being spoiled and smuthered with cards and stuffed animals. Then we were trying to name the malfunctioning duck. At first Faith said Zac! I said " Yes! Zack the quack!" She decided that just would not do so she wanted a new name for him. She then apparently decided the duck was no longer a boy duck but a girl duck. So we settled on Magic the duck. I think that is nice but I think it needs magic to fix that neck of hers. I can never keep this stuff straight. My kids change things on me every other minute. First its a boy, then its agirl. First its Zack no its Magic. No wonder im so dizzy all the time!

Also I am reading the book the Shack. Have you read this? Well the first 6 chapters are so hard to read because its so saddening. It just tears your heart out but it is worth it to get the next part of the book. My favorite part so far is how Mack, the main character, is laying on a dock with Jesus looking at the stars. Watching shooting stars and talking about them. And in the book Jesus says "Wow thats awesome!" ?????????? Jesus said Awesome? Well ok Jesus can say anything hes Jesus! But I never imagined him to be "Cool" like that. But really wouldnt be really neat to hang out with him like friends and laugh and joke and have a good time. Have you ever thought of him like that? I never have. I have always imagined him so much more matter of fact kind of a man. Kinda dry. You know what I mean? Anyways this book is really great in showing God in a whole new way. How neat. It makes me want to achieve a relationship like that. Now I know the book is fiction and God isnt going to bake me pie and watch the shooting stars with me but I think if I could see him in that light it would do wonders for our relationship. I cant wait to read more and see what "Papa" has to say. But first! Pumpkin Pie!

Monday, November 24, 2008


How does a dog the size of a basset hound break the door off of a crate? A metal crate! Its laying inside the crate! And my pumpking pie is a smushed mess on my floor! He destroyed my pumpkin pie! YOU DONT MESS WITH MY PUMPKIN PIE!!! Especially when momma hasnt had her anti-PMDD Meds. I havent had the first bite of it yet! Someone better come save this dog before hes stuffed on my mantle with holly around his neck for christmas! Can you tell im a little upset about the whole thing? I think his stay here has ended. I have tried and tried to give him a great home. To make him feel loved and special. I have stood up and protected him when others said he needed to be returned. He digs out and runs a muck around the neighborhood. No matter how hard I try I cant keep him in his own yard. He apparently can destroy crates. And he can jump gates or tear them down. I have done everything the vet has suggested minus tying him up to a run. I cant leave him outside all day like that if I have to leave. Winter is coming. I cant afford to go buy a dog house and all that needs to be purchased for his stay outside. And honestly do you really thing I tie out will work for him. He tore the door of a crate! theres no way a tie will hold him. And I sure as heck aint wasting the money to see if it does or not. No more pets for us! So much for my security, my safe feeling at night. I am done trying to make things work that just wont! How embarassing this is! Yeah I know I am blogging about it. Right now I am stressed and hormonally crazy so right now I dont care what people think of me. In a couple of days I will look back at this post and think" what was I thinking?" Until then.... Who Cares?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Just and off moment

Well I am finally sitting down for the first time all day and its 8 pm. I have been up and going for 12 hours straight. From Church to home, make lunch, run to the store, pick up the kids from home to go to a birthday party. Go to birthday party, help out anyway possible, go back to church come home , put kids to bed and finally eat dinner. LOL! So I am very ready to go to bed.

But I need to gripe a second. I have a condition called PMDD. For those who dont know what it is, its sever PMS and it really does a number on my marriage and family. It really tears me up sometimes. So I take some great medication that helps me alot. You would never know I had it. Well I went today to pick up my prescription and they said that the insurance company wouldnt pay for it until the 28th. WHAT???? Its not like I am getting the pills every 2 weeks. I looked at my last bottle and the fill date is oct 12. Today is november 23rd. So over a month. Why the heck would they make me wait. This is the worst time to tell me I have wait a week before I can the medication. I cant afford to buy it from the pharmacy. I have been off the pills for 3 days and have noticed a huge difference in just a few days. I am so cranky. I was so mad when I had to drive to the pharmacy wait 15 minutes for them to open back up from lunch and then wait in line only to be told I wont be getting relief. See? cranky! My kids are driving me batty! I love them dearly but Faith loves to ask me 20 questions every hour on the hour. Usually I can handle it but right now I cant stand to listen to MOMMY? every few seconds for 15 minutes straight. I am so annoyed! My poor friend is scared to pick me up Friday for early Christmas shopping. Theres no telling what will happen if someone breaks in line or tries to take the toy I am trying to get. PRAY FOR ME!!!!

Well I am off to relax. Just had to warn you all that I am bound to be cranky in my posts this week. So just turn a blind eye to me pls. And Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

little odds and ends

I woke up to my radio alarm this morning to a blaring commercial. And in my half asleep state the one sentence that I heard before slamming the snooze bar was the following "to call your spouse Jeff Gordon press 2!" That was it. And that was enough to get both my hubby and I giggling, err..chuckling (guys dont giggle thats not manly) Now being awake for the past few minutes it has lost its hilarity. But still I wonder what kind of product they were trying to sell? Any ideas? So thats my Odd post.


This is an end because the end could be near for my daughter's school, well atleast for us. The county is apparently trying to re zone for a new school. "And thats a problem?" you ask. Well yes it is actually. Let me explain. I am close to her school now. How close? Like I can leave my driveway, drive to the school, wait in the drop off line and get back home in 10 minutes! That is, in my opinion, very close. So someone tell me why in the world would you rezone familys that are so close to the one school, for a totally different school 15+ minutes away? Someone please explain this to me. The only way I can explain it is if you live on one side of the railroad tracks you go to one school and if you are on the other side you go to the other. Dont get me wrong, Rose's school is very old and a brand new school is an awesome option but I have to handle 3 kids in the mornings who all want their own things at their own times. Charles has to get ready for work and cant take care of the kids. Sometimes I watch a classmate of Rose's in the morning too. So I am having to get 4 kids going in the morning. I dont have time to rush Rose and her friend, drive 15 minutes one way while Charles watches and deals with the other 2 kids. I still have to wait in line to drop her off and then drive back home. And I have to be able to get back home in time for Charles to get to work. My morning is jumping from the minute I wake up until about 9 am before I get a chance to even eat my breakfast. So No I dont agree with this rezoning. So for the first time I am going to a public school board meeting to voice my opposition to this. I am not the kind of person to buck the system so to speak. I am a very passive "whatever" sorta person. This will be out of my character. So wish me luck and pray I dont turn into a huge blob of goo when its my turn. I hate confrontation. So I am nervous. But think it will go well. They dont usually argue with the public so I might be in luck. I have til Dec 8th to come up with my 2 minutes of fame. I am off to type up my speech...well after I get all 4 kids going for school. I am SO late right now. LOL!!!! And yes it is only 630.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A great illustration

I don't know if you know kids like this but I know a 7 year old little girl who can remember something she saw on tv 4 years ago. But then you tell the same girl to go put her shoes in the closet and its like she is plagued with instant amnesia. I think the perfect illustration is the Progressive Insurance commerical where she says "Its a little insurance joke. Really little. There it goes!" Well thats how I see my daughter and her instructions. "Ah, instructions ok! Oh there goes the instructions, bye bye little instructions! Now to watch tv. " Does this sound familiar to anyone else? How do I get her to focus? And stop saying " Ok! put my shoes away. OH! Shiny Object!" HELP ME!!!! I still have to go through this with 2 other children.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You know your old when...

Your 7 yr old asks you to open the lock on the cabinet to the VHS tapes and after asking her what for her reply was " I want to get the rest of those other dvd type things." Other dvd type things? you mean vhs tapes? "yeah those!" Oh I am so old! How bad is that? My child never knew the joys of vhs tapes. The rewinding and fastforwarding to find the part of the movie you wanted to see. All she knows is point and click and you are there! Remember audio cassettes? 2 sides, fast forwarding and rewinding to find the right song. How many times did you sit there and press rewind, stop, play to find the song you wanted? Oh those were the days. Now we just press the right number. No wonder I am so lazy.

Wordless Wednesday~Tortured Bandit

This is what happens when the girls are bored and Bandit is to tired to care. Notice the cat?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Allen's new thing

Allen is learning new things all the time. He has learned to play peek a boo and army crawling everywhere. One new thing is he likes to tilt his head to the side and grin like "look at me! Im cute!" We just love it! So I thought I would share this:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Allen's Dedication

Yesterday my husband and I took the stage at our home church and stood infront of hundreds of people and affirmed that we indeed have a personal relationship with God, that we affirm that we will not seperate our family with divorce and that we also affirm to raise our children in the teachings of Christ and the Bible. Allen did pretty well. Except he wanted to preach instead of our pastor. He also wanted to sing while our pastor prayed over our family and the family that was standing along side us with their sweet lil QUIET daughter. He almost starting grabbing at the pastors face while he prayed. Imagine the surprise on his face if that had happened! Allen loves faces and loves to grab noses and gouge out eyes. I fear what he might use this for in his grown years. Until then we just have to play dodge the hand. Our pastor was kind enough to also include our little Faith because when she was born we were between churches at the time. Rose was dedicated at our home church at the time of her birth. So now we have 3 children we promise to God that we will teach them about him and raise them by his teachings. Rose is on the verge of dedicating herself to God. We are very excited about that. She is growing up so fast! We just took her out of her booster seat in the back seat. We have never had a child of ours out of a car seat of some kind. I cant believe it! Those books we strap to her head just arent working! Oh well I guess we are suppose to embrace it and praise God that we got her through her baby years. Now to get Faith and Allen through! Then maybe I can sleep in to 715....Maybe?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I celebrate my 9th Wedding Anniversary! 9 years ago I married a great guy whom I met on the internet by sheer luck! NO not by dating sites, or chat rooms. We met on the net when meeting on the net WASN'T cool. I like to think we started the whole craze. We married much to the displeasure of alot of the family members. Mainly mine. I was 19. Almost 20. And no one thought I should have gotten married. But 9 years later I have been able to show them that I was serious. We have 3 beautiful, happy children and my husband is my best friend. Our marriage is like a fine wine. The longer we are married the better our relationship becomes. I feel we are seasoned, experienced. I know its not a long time and we are not all knowing but I feel like we have learned alot so far. I know others have been married much longer, like my SIL who will celebrate 20 years in Feb. That NEVER happens anymore! I hope we are just as happy and in love as they are when we reach 20 years of marriage. They are our models for a great marriage. So on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful first and foremost to God for bringing Charles into my life, my SIL and BIL for being great role models for us and supporting us from the beginning and last but never least to my husband to whom I owe so much! I love you! Thanks for being my friend and going through the ups and downs with me. We make a great team. I hope we are married for many many years to come!

Also another couple I am thankful for is a couple I use to babysit for. God placed them in my path for a season. I love their son and enjoyed babysitting him. I was lucky enough to grow a relationship with them and I am very thankful for them. The wife was sweet enough to ask her hubby to come fix our heater that was broken. She sacrificed her family time to give us heat. I am so grateful to her for making that sacrifice. I am thankful to her hubby for fixing it and finally for the first time in weeks allowing us to be warm at night. I didnt have to wrap Allen up in layers of clothing and I didnt have to stress about Faith sleeping with no covers because she hates them! And Rose was able to sleep peacefully without Faith waking her up climbing in bed with her to stay warm. So thank you so much my friends for your generosity. I hope God blesses you more then you have blessed me.

I am also thankful for God bringing a young girl into our lives to babysit during the week. Its amazing how God works. This young girl is Rose's age, lives 3 doors up from us and is even in her 2nd grade class. I believe she was also in Rose's Kindergarten class. Now they get to play in the afternoons together 3 days a week! I get to make Christmas money and Rose and Faith have a friend to play with. And her mom even asked if I could help take some food off her hands that her mother overly blesses her with. So WOW! This week is full of blessings and so makes up for my horrible storm from the past few weeks. See? God always takes care of you just not in the way you would every expect! I am ever so thankful for God and his blessings. So what are you thankful for this Thankful Thursday?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

What happens when you have a loose tooth, floss and are REALLY bored?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A secret about me you may not know...

I have a little secret addiction...I LOVE these commercials...

Am I the only one who likes these? I am not sure why but I just love these. Whats wrong with me?

So there you have it. A little secret info about me.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rose has lost it!

Do you see anything missing?

How about now?

Eww! you say? Well yes but it wasnt your eye she almost took out when the thing went flying! This is what happens when shes home sick and is bored with dental floss. *SIGH* What to do next?

Can I just say...YAY! That tooth was driving me crazy. It would just scream to be released from its gummy jail but just couldnt get parole I guess. I am just glad its over. Except now I have to deal with the ones on either side that are lose. UGH!

On the "flip side" Allen's teeth are popping in all over the place. I believe the count is up to 8 now. Steak anyone?

Well I am off to make Easy Mac for the sickly toothless child. UGH MONDAYS!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Beauty by Fire

We all go through many ups and downs in our lives. We have to fight and cry to get through some of them. In times like these I usually can smile until I cant take it anymore and then have a complete meltdown. I am going through one of those downs in my journey down the path of life. I have had my meltdown and now I can focus. In this storm God has shown me something. God is an artist. He likes to craft many beautiful things. I see his artwork everywhere. Our children, nature and the love I have for my husband are all beautiful. But God has shown me that I am his artwork too! And that in this time of stress I should understand that he has placed me in the fire,
to make me malleable so that he can shape me to who he has planned me to be. So that once he is completed I can be beautiful! And I have decided that I shouldn't be depressed or upset about my fire that I am in. I should be praising him and thanking him that he loves me enough and sees me special enough to put me there. That he has a great plan for me and that I am that important to spend time on. I shouldn't waste my breath with why me lord ? Instead I should say "Thank you God for loving me so much and thinking that I am so special that you are working and making me beautiful" What a great way to see life's storms. It makes it alot easier to get through. I am on my way to being beautiful by God's Fire