Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Other peoples kids

Friday night someone decided to drive over our mailbox. Now don't get me wrong, people run over mailboxes all the time and don't stop, and it doesn't bother me if someone accidentally runs over my mailbox. You don't want to stop and tell me that's ok hubby can fix it with very little trouble. The weird thing was they ran over my mailbox going up the hill. (we live on a large, steep hill) To run over our mailbox going up the hill you have to cross over to the wrong side of the road and then off of the road to the box. OK.....just a fluke it COULD happen.. My husband put it back up temporarily until I could get a new post and guess what....someone ran over it again, going uphill. My busband was outside and heard it, but couldn't get in a car fast enough to catch them. Now I understand accidentally running over stuff, but twice in 3 days..........nope..........stupid kids. I love teenagers. I always have a house full of them and they are generally good, funny kids. It is the few who do stupid things that give the rest a bad name.
My daughter must have saved this in our computer........I love my husband and he is great, but I am afraid she is going to be disappointed one of these days......
I want a boy.
A nice and bad boy.
A boy who lets me play with his hair
He'll give me his favorite hoodie!.
He'll call me at 3am and ask me what i'm doing.
He'll tell me he couldn't fall asleep because he was thinking about me, and he needed to hear my voice
He'll text me every morning before school saying
"Have a great day babe I love you!".
And he always whispers something sweet in my ear.
He'll take me to a concert to see his favorite band.
And he wont get embarrassed to tell me he loves me in front of his friends.
When I cry he'll tell me I'm too beautiful to and he'll kiss every tear.
He'll always make me feel better because he knows the perfect things to say to me.
All of his friends will know we're in love because he'll talk about me to them.
He'll stay up with me all night when im sick, or if I couldn’t sleep.
He'll love everything about me and tell me that I'm perfect.
We always end up laughing about silly fights. (and kissing to make up!)
We wont get mad for making fun of each other because we crack up at every bit of it.
Even if we were a million years old, butterflies will still go crazy inside of me ... Every time he kisses me.
He'll tell me he'd die without me.
He'll surprise me by bringing me over my favorite food when I'm having a bad day.
He would think I was beautiful if I dressed so crappy it was classy.
He would hold me when I cry ..
he'll introduce me to his friends as the coolest girl he’s ever met.
We would have contests of how far we could spit a spitball!
He'll take walks with me in the snow, and we'll catch snowflakes on our tongues
He would grab my waist and kiss my neck.
And we'd ALWAYS take pictures in photo booths.
He'll let me go places with his mom.
We would play tag and not care who’s watching.
We'd kiss in the rain.
And when I hear him speak, I'll fall in love all over again.
I want a boy who can argue over stupid things with me, and then go totally soft when I got sad and apologize.
I want someone who would lay with me outside under the stars.
Someone who will squirt me with water guns in the house(wouldnt that be fun!?)
When we kissed our hips would be pressed together.
I want someone to be there no matter what ... always and forever
I'll be his everything.
(dont we all wish that we could have a guy like that....)
i have some one in mind....but i wonder if he would be that for me???

1 . Tell her she is beautiful, not hott, or fine.
2 . Hold her hand at any moment even if it just for a second.
3 . Kiss her on the forehead.
4 . Leave her voice messages to wake up to.
5 . Always tell her you love her at any and all times.
6 . When she is upset hold her tight and tell her how much she means to you.
7 . Recognize the small things . . . they usally mean the most.
8 . Call her sweety. {not baby}
9 . Sing to her no matter how horrible your voice is.
10 . Pick her over all the other girls you hang out with.
11 . Write her notes. {she loves them}
12 . Introduce her to family and friends as your girlfriend.
13 . Play with her hair.
14 . Pick her up, tickle her and play-wrestle with her.
15 . Sit in the park and just talk to her.
16 . Tell her funny jokes, tell her stupid jokes, just tell her jokes.
17 . Throw pebbles at her window in the middle of the night just because you missed her.
18 . Let her fall asleep in your arms.
19 . Carve your names into a Tree.
20 . If she's mad at you, kiss her.
21 . Give her piggyback rides.
22 . Bring her Flowers just because.
23 . Treate her the same around your friends as you do when your alone.
24 . Look her in the eyes and smile.
25 . Let her take as many pictures of you as she wants.
26 . Slow dance with her, even if there isn't any music playing.
27 . Kiss her in the rain.
28 . If your in love with her . . . Tell her

a boy that will stay with me for always
He'll know you can never say I love you too many times
But he knows not to say it if he doesn't mean it with all his heart
He'll tell me we're like Corey and Topanga
He'll make me a Build-a-Bear
And he wont care about how silly he looks being in a store full of 2nd graders
Because he knows it would be special to me
He`ll stay home with me and watch The Notebook
And he'll tell me he loved it even though he didn't
and the only person he would ever watch it with would be me
He cant walk next to me without holding my hand
And he always whispers something sweet in my ear
When we're walking together he'll stop and pick up a flower and put it behind my ear
He'll tell me I'm a princess
And treat me like one too
When we go out

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas morning at our home

I woke this morning to my husband...he loves Christmas morning and now that the kids are older his is up before them in the morning. He woke me up this morning asking me whos leather Ohio State jacket was in the dining room and I really had no idea. We walked outside and noticed one of the boys friends car in the driveway. I know my son didn't ask him to stay all night on Christmas eve because my son was home all evening and spent his time with us. The other boy that lives here took it upon himself to have company I guess. I thought I was going to blow a freaking gasket, because Christmas is special to me and I want my family here and no one else in the morning. My daughter and I snuck in the boys room and quietly woke my son so we could have Christmas together without all the extras and it worked, so it is all good in the end. I don't care if they have a ton of company the rest of the day...........I just want Christmas morning alone with my family. I got what I wanted so I don't have to pout all day!
Here is a little funny for the day!

The most wonderful time of the year!

Good morning and Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. I hope your day is happy and full of friends and family, or at least the joy of the holiday season! This is what it is all about, even when they are teens I still love to see them open presents!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas memories

I have noticed as I have gotten older that Christmas is a mixture of happiness and sadness. Happiness of family getting together for Christmas and sadness at those who are no longer here to get together with. My Grandparents on my dads side died when I was in grade school, so memories of them are foggy at best. My moms parents died after I was older and married. Every year since I was born we spent Christmas eve at my Grandparents house. There were between 50 and 65 of us in that house every Christmas eve. We drew names and everyone got a gift and we all brought was just the Wood family Christmas. The church Christmas program ended every year as long as I can remember with my Grandpa in the dark singing "was he quiet or did he cry." My Grandpa has been gone since 1990 and someone in our family still sings that song at the end of the program every year and I still cry like a baby. My Grandma died the day of the Christmas program in 2002 and that was horrible. I took my kids to Sunday School so they could practice and went down to my Grandmothers to check on her because she wasn't doing very well and I could tell as soon as I walked in she was about gone. She died that afternoon (surrounded by her family) and I still had to go sit through the program at church where Grandma was my Sunday school teacher and listen to someone sing Grandpas song. My mother in law died in 1997 and my father in law in 2000 and then in 2005 my cousin died in his twenties... riding in a car with a drunk driver. My other cousin died in 97 or 98 from breast cancer at the age of 38....leaving 2 young children. Their presence is missed every single Christmas eve (and every day of the year.)
Now for a little smile..........

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Where the heck did that come from........

We have a pet that I actually forget about for weeks at a time. My husband takes care of it most of the time.
When my son was in kindergarten he joined 4-H and needed a pet for the "pet parade." The pet parade is for children too young to actually be in real 4-H so they are in Clover buds and get to take care of a pet. We bought him a rabbit....easy to care for and it won't live forever right? WRONG! He is now a freshman in college and we still have this rabbit that truthfully I can not even remember what he named it and neither does he. It just lives out there and eats. People tell me all the time to just let it go in the woods, but I can't do that because it would trust a dog or coyote and it would be eaten. I don't really care for the rabbit, but I don't want it hurt. Just remember if your child wants a rabbit.........they live forever!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday night at my house

This used to be my good living room..........once upon a time. Now we only use the family room and as you can see the teenage boys have taken over the living room. Every weekend it is like this, or sometimes even more crowded. My dream is that they clean it before Christmas, but that is only a dream. One of them will straighten a little on his days off from work, so that is what I will have to settle for because I am not touching it. I like knowing they are here and not out running around and they are all really good boys so I never have any trouble. I started letting them use this room when they had girls over so I could peak in once in a while, but right now the girls are out of the picture. I wonder why.....................................

The failure

I realize I am a complete blogging failure. I rarely sit down and even try to think of things to put in here and when an idea comes I am at work or somewhere way away from my computer.If I am close to the computer one of the 3 teens who live here is already on it. No one really reads it anyway, but it does make you feel good to put stuff down on paper, or screen or whatever the heck this is.
Yesterday we had to go shopping to find my daughter something to wear to the church Christmas program this coming Sunday. No, not a pretty dress or Christmasy looking sweater, she needed...........a flannel shirt and bib overalls. I couldn't find any bibs for under 50 bucks and they said jeans would work with a flannel shirt, so thats what we are doing. She would never wear bibs again in her life, so it would have been a big waste of money. The Christmas play is called "It all happened in the country" and is kind of a Beverly Hillbillies type thing with my daughter being Cora May. I must say my Uncle did a great job making a cabin in the church and my Aunt does a great job as Granny.
Well it is only 10 days until Christmas and I really have almost all of my shopping finished, but my poor husband hasn't started. Christmas shopping makes him miserable. I told him he could just buy a big diamond and not go shopping anywhere else.....not gonna happen. Oh well, gotta get ready for work.........later

Friday, November 10, 2006

my little love

My sister lives in New Jersey. She has a little girl named Brianna that I love like my own. When Brianna was born my sister lived here and I babysat her while my sister worked. When my sister decided to move to NJ I was so sad...I miss that little booger...but she stays most of the summer with my parents and me. This is her at the beach this summer with my daughter and her best friend.

Monday, October 30, 2006

More teens

I want to introduce you to J. He lives in my house too, though he isn't one of my children. He has been one of my sons best friends for years and years. A little over a year ago he asked to move in with us for awhile, different reasons, one of them being it was the middle of his senior year and his father quit working at the school he and my son attend. Justin was having to drive an hour to school every day alone. He is a funny, bright, extreemly lazy young man. He graduated and works at WalM now. My problem....Justin is 19, he will be 20 in July. He isn't making any plans to leave. He wants to go to some sound school but it will take thousands of dollars and he is saving what he can on his small salary. I'm so torn between saying,...times up get out and knowing if I do he will not be able to save any more money at all and will never go to school. He is too lazy to go to regular college. He barely makes it to work every day. My son is working a part time job, going to college and being a teachers assistant. Don't get me wrong, my son is a little on the lazy side, and he doesn't really want to go to college, but he is, because he knows he needs to. Justin would rather use my water, electric and eat my food than plan ahead.........What to do, what to do.
I had a picture resized of Justin playing his guitar, which is what Justin thinks he should be able to do with the rest of his life, but can't get it on this page.........I will try again later.

Monday, October 23, 2006

snow in October

Crap, it is only October 23 and I am staring out the window at snow flurries . I could have done without that for another month or two. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. We haven't had a bad winter for quite a few years and I am not looking forward to the next one, it will probably make up for the past few mild ones.
Monday being mine and my dear husbands day off we did what most married couples would do if they had the house to themselves all day on a cold yucky day, we tore apart and rebuilt our wood burning stove. I guess I should say my husband tore apart and rebuilt the woodburner and I held bolts and parts when he absolutely had to have help. I must say that I am blessed beyond imagination that I have a husband that can fix, build or make about anything if he puts his mind to it. I am only useful in those situations if he really needs someone to hold something or go get stuff and even then I usually get the wrong thing and he has to send me back a couple of times. My dad and my husband together make an awesome team. They both are hard workers.
Speaking of my dad, he turned 70 a few days ago. It is hard to believe my dad is 70....that sounds so old and he doesn't act old.
On the other hand, my daughter, whom I love more than life itself is 16....I remember 16, kind of. She is so wonderful, smart, beautiful...she has it all and I am so proud of her. I hope she continues to make smart choices in her life. She and I have always been able to talk about boys and stuff, but she is getting a little more secretive and I know it has to happen, but it worries me....I want everything for her because she deserves it!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

drop your extras here.......not

Over the years we have been the "foster home" for many unwanted pets. Living in the country people think it is ok to drop unwanted animals off at my house. This past spring we inherited 1 dog and 2 puppies. I called the pound only to be told they were backed up for months and wouldn't be able to come and get them. Both puppies were sick looking, nothing but skin and bones and scared to death of anything that moved. we started by throwing food toward them because they would growl and bark if you got close with food. It only took a week or so before they loved us and realized we meant them no harm. Both are still a little jumpy if you move fast or yell, I would guess that where they came from was not a happy place. I still do not want them here forever, they chew up everything in their way and litter the yard with garbage. Today they were sleeping in the driveway and
looked so innocent....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

whatever happened to

I was just reminiscing the other day and need a few answers to a few questions. When my son was little I used to love his little soft feet. They were so smooth and sweet. My daughter came along and hers were just as wonderful. My husband used to act like I was crazy when I would cuddle them when they were babies and smell their feet and their little soft heads and it made me so happy. I could sit for hours and smell those cute little feet. Now at 18 my sons feet are large, hairy and not the least bit cute. My daughters are still cute, but definately not cuddly. What happened?????????

Saturday, October 14, 2006

my son...........what else can I say

Now for my son, such a great , funny person whom I love more than life itself. From the day he was born I couldn't get enough of him. Now that he is older I am so proud of what he is becoming in his life....if he would just get through college......

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ahhhhh! Friday night in the fall. Only one thing can happen on Fridays in the! SV has had a rough year, very young team but they played their little hearts out. I thought they may win tonight, but it was not to be. It was senior night and you know when you are getting older when the kids that are seniors are wayyyy too young to be seniors. My son graduated last year and I think I was in denial all year. Now that he is in college it still seems like he is my little boy....I guess he will be until I die.
My beautiful daughter at Homecoming.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My own blog....who would have thought...and with that thought I have to get off of the computer so my teenage daughter can get on because I have now been on here for 20 minutes...way too long. Good thing she is so sweet and beautiful....when you read this Kelli remember I love you. I'll try to find a way to put her picture on here later.