Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Follow...Week #5

 Welcome to the 5th Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here’s how YOU can join the celebration:

  • Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below – Only need to on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

  • Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots

  • Follow as many blogs as you’d like

  • Comment on the blogs telling them you’re from Friday Follow

  • Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow
The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three hosts blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one – but you can follow each host blog. Follow a few or follow them all.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. This list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone may not be able to follow every blog including ourselves. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!

 MckLinky Blog Hop


Aloha Friday...cell phones

Have you heard of Aloha Friday? According to Kailani at An Island Life, in Hawaii Aloha Friday is “the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend.”So every Friday we get a chance to take it easy on posting. Each participant asks their own simple question and then we visit each other’s blogs to comment on one another’s question.

Today's question is:

What cell phone do you have and do you like it?

I have the Pink Blackberry Pearl 8110...Being that I have my own business...this phone is perfect for me!  I have to have a smart phone.  I have to be able to get all my email, Facebook, Twitter, messages, etc. to my phone and this phone has proved to be awesome.  It does anything I want!

Don't forget to head over to An Island Life and link up!
Happy Friday!


Sorry I have been MIA...

Good morning fellow bloggy friends.  I'm back!

For those of you who don't know, I work from home and am so blessed to do so!  Every 3 months I have the pleasure of going away for the weekend for my business.  It's a nice little break and usually well needed. :)  This last weekend created a major amount of production in my business which has kept me a bit friggin crazy busy and out of the blog loop. 

For those of you who found a void in your life without me being there yeah right, never fear...I'm back.

Happy Friday everyone!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Living on little to no sleep....

 Since Thursday I have been going on little to no sleep...why you ask?  Being that I work from home, there are times in my business that we all get together for the weekend for a mass amount of training. 

I have to admit that is one of the best things about my business is that every three months I get to travel for a weekend and it is truly THE MOST AMAZING training I have ever received in my life...however we truly go on little to no sleep. 

Here is the problem with that my friends...I can't stay awake when I am tired.  I am not one of those people that just continues to go and go and go and then when I finally lay down it's over...I mean don't get me wrong, I do pretty good with staying up late and being up early, but I do need a little assistance sometimes.

I am not a big fan of the large can energy drinks.  They are too big and you have to drink too much in order for them to work...for me, I have "liquid magic".  Wow, that sounds like I am on crack.  Let me explain myself...there are these little red...(oh my, its sounding even worse)...bottles of 5 hour energy drinks.

This is how it works...when I find myself not able to lift my head because I am falling in to a deep slumber...I find my 5 hour energy drink.  I can't tell a lie...they are NOT delicious.  HOWEVER...they work so well...all of a sudden (about 15 minutes after taking it) you come back to life wake up!  It is a complete transformation where all of a sudden you actually feel alive and well again.  It doesn't give me the jitters, what it actually does is just make me feel normal again.  I literally look around and think to myself ...I'm back.  And you are literally back for 5 hours...and counting.  So when that 5 hours feel it.

Looks like I'm only gonna need only 4 more today...LOL

Alright, alright...I don't actually take that many in a day...maybe 2!

Have a great day all!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts...

It's Tuesday again...let's get random.


I am so super excited to have been featured today over at Multiples and More...  What a great website for Mothers of Multiples (twins or more). 


God is good how he puts people in your life that were meant to be there.  I am so thankful for a new couple in our lives...Amanda and Peter.  They are fun, quirky, loving, kind and huge animal lovers just like us.


Speaking of Amanda...she is pregnant with her first baby...a precious girl. 
And she is going to start blogging about her journey...I am excited to announce her blog  
{The Pigeon Flight} that we will be pimping out here real soon. 
Amanda is an awesome person and will have great stories to tell...can't wait!


An update on our rescue boxer, Tyson...he is doing AWESOME.  Aside from the continued runny stool...he is gaining weight.  Thanks to the "Amanda" talked about above...she helped to determine that he was allergic to corn and just taking him off of that and he is great.  Why the runny stool...just for one second think that you had "a date with reah" (that's our way of saying diareah) for TWO years.  It would probably take your insides a bit to recover from's only been a week for heavens sake.  Stool update to come...


Valentine's was fun...I LOVE being the room mom in my girls classes...and having the freedom to volunteer.  They both had great days and it was so much fun to help them make their own valentines for their friends.  This is 1st next year is when they actually start looking at the wording on each valentine that they want to give to that special "boy".  NOT ALREADY!!!


Yesterday was so beautiful...we were out by the pool all day.  Mind you, it was still a bit chilly to be in the pool but while hubby worked on the yard...I caught some rays in the sun.  Trust me ladies...fat looks WAY better tan!


I have a very huge, exciting weekend planned... I have training from Thursday thru Sunday.  We will have the most amazing, motivating, inspirational weekend ever.  Not to mention we will be being trained by Donald Trump on Sunday.  That'll be cool too.


My girls party is quickly approaching...gotta start the ordering of all the Luau things from Oriental Trading Company.


Decided to do a end of the school year party for both of my girls' classes.  With 1st graders goes both ways...some parents just drop them off and others stay.  Do you think it's rude to make the parents stay unless they set it up with me in advance.  I just can't take any chances with our know what I mean?


Yes...I totally pre-plan for parties...phew, that should have answered most of the questions.


Thompson out

Go get down with your randomness over at The Un Mom and link up!


I have been featured at Multiples and More...

Happy Tuesday!
I am so excited to share with you that I am the featured blogger of the week over at Multiples and More...  What a fun experience.  Multiples and More is an outstanding blog for moms with twins or more.  This is such an outstanding support network and I was super excited to be featured.  Please head over and check it out...then leave some blog love and let me know what you thought.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Friend Makin' Monday...

Come join Friend Makin' Monday! Answer some fun questions at {aefikin} and then link up on her page. You will find new fun blogs!

Today's Friend Makin' Monday is on Valentine's Day, of course!!

1. How did you spend your Valentine's Day? What did you get? What did you do?

Woke up early and ran to the store to get freshly made cinamon rolls from the bakery for my girls.  We then hung out playing Wii until it was time for church.  Went to church for an AMAZING service, came home and took the very well needed nap for all four of us. 
We then took the "Valentine Cake" to the park along with my mom and let the girls play.  While at the park, the police department was training their K-9 unit how to bite an we got caught up in watching that for awhile...came home and had dinner.  We can chalk that up to another wonderful Valentine's Day spent with the most important people in my world.
Thank you God for the many blessings!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Follow...

Want to find new blog friends from all over? This is a fun way to try some new blogs to read–I have participated a few times and met some great new people~one of my favorites? Cop Mama!

Anyway, You are invited to the fifth Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here’s how YOU can join the celebration:

* Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add to one blog linky.

* Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots. We will follow you back.

* Follow as many blogs as you like

* Comment on the blogs telling them you’re from Friday Follow

* Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow

The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three hosts blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one – but you can follow each host blog. Here is the great part, we will follow you back.

Friday Follow Blog Hop #5

Hosted by Rita @ One 2 Try Tami @ Hearts Make Families and Lynn @ Midday Escapades . Join us every Friday as we celebrate followers! Link up your blog name and URL below to follow and be followed!

MckLinky Blog Hop


Aloha Friday...

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.  Please post a comment with the answer and then hop on over to An Island Life to link up!

My question of the day is:

What was your first concert you ever went to...and where?

My very first concert was when I was oldest sister, Kelly took my sister and I to see The Judds.  It was at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA.  So much sister is 14 yrs older than me and wanted to take us to a concert so bad.  It was a great concert for a first time for sure.  That was actually the tour before Wynona went out of her own.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Works for me Wednesday...(stop kids coughing at night)

Last night was a long night with one of my girls up coughing and complaining of a super sore throat. 
I am so thankful that a couple of years ago I learned of this remedy to stop your children (or your own) from coughing in the middle of the night...

Here's all you do:
  • Get Vics Vapor Rub ...( you know the one that our moms used to put under our nose to keep our noses from running)
  • Rub generously on the bottom of your childs feet...layered thick
  • Put socks over the top to keep it from getting everywhere...And like magic your child stops coughing!!!
This is something that you can even do while they are sleeping and they don't wake up!  I have used this for a couple years now and everyone I recommend it to, swears by it. 

Just thought this might be the right time of year to learn how to stop your children from coughing all night.

Go to Kristin's site to see what works for other people.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts...Oprah, G-strings, Twin Skin

Tuesday we go!
This is one of my favorite days in the blog world because this is the time that you are encouraged to write about your most random up with Keely over at The Un Mom and get down with your randomness.


Don't you think it's funny how things that started affecting you when you were pregnant never go away...for example...when I was pregnant and would hear a loud applauses, they would make me very emotional and I would cry.  Don't ask!  So every day my husband would get off work at 4pm...get home around 4:10pm and I would be crying...he would look at the TV and I would be watching Oprah.  He would say, "did Oprah come out on her own show again babe?"  I would cry and look at him and say see when they applauded for Oprah, I was overwhelmed and would cry.  The crazy thing is that applauses still greatly choke me up today...remember you wanted random...well you're getting it. 


G-string underwear...I have to wear them with dress pants (so basically every single day)...otherwise you will see the "panty line" and that's a fashion no I have heard.  There are two funny things that I have found with this...
1) they actually make you feel sexy (as sexy as an oversized mother of twins with a lot of left over "twin skin" in the front can feel) and
2) they don't feel like they are going up your butt. 
Again...remember the topic...random tuesday!  Hello!


As for my "twin skin" what is that all about?  For all of you who had twins or more out totally know what I am talking about.  Twin skin is what is left of your belly/body after having the babies.  It's just never the same.  Do you know that when looking at my belly which is not a pretty site there is one side of my belly that is a different shape than the other side.  Oh my...and people think it's wrong to get plastic me ladies...when you were blown up like a helium balloon while pregnant and now you are a helium balloon that has the air let out of it...but not all the way, you can see why we would seek a doctors help.  Don't make me post pictures!!!  LOL


Controlling...I just am.  I try not to be, but then I am trying to control not controlling.  It really is a losing does someone who is controlling stop...without controlling how they are stopping?  What to do, what to do?


Party planning...I am a HUGE party planner.  My girls' birthday is April 29th and I start planning it on January 1st.  This year we are doing a Luau!  Any ideas for a 7 yr old birthday Luau? 


Get random...get crazy..let your hair down...just do'll love it.  Hop on over to The Un Mom and get on down with your randomness.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Texting Acronyms...OMG

I have actually surprised myself on how well I am able to decifer acronyms that are used while texting...there have been LOL (laugh out loud), OMG (oh my gosh), LMAO (Laughing my ass off), BRB ( be right back)...all of those that in context you can tell what they are.  And I blush a little to admit that I am often proud of myself when I can decifer ones like...ROTFLMAO (rolling on the floor laughing my ass off). 

So I thought I would take a look at the most common texting acronyms...OMG!  There are WAY more than I could have ever imagined.  Some of these were worth mentioning just because of how silly they are, but there will be some that will educate parents of texting children as well.

Here we go...hope you get as much out of this as I did...LOL

AAWC - After awhile crocodile
ALOL - Actually laughing out loud  (I never realized that LOL meant pretend laughing out loud)...LOL
ASLP - Age, sex, location, picture  (This is kind of scary that it's that easy to ask for all of those things.)
AYKM - Are you kidding me?  (I was aware of the figure it out.)
Azm - Awesome
BTWITIAILWY - By the way, I think I am in love with you  (WHAT????  Who could remember all of the letters...wouldn't it be easier to write the whole thing.)
BTSOOM - Beats the shizzle out of me (This one just made me laugh)
CNRHKYITF - Chuck Norris roundhouse kick you in the face (OK so I would have NEVER got this one on my own.)
CRTLA - Can't remember the three letter acronym (Wouldn't writing the three word phrase be easier than wasting your time texting this).
CRTLA - Can't remember the three letter acronym
FORGIVE - Faith, Obedience, Righteousness, Grace, Inheritance, Victory, Edify
GGOGG - Great gobs of goose grease
GSHIWMP - Giggling so hard I wet my pants (I actually will use this one...I like it)
OMFGYASB Oy my freaking gosh, you're a sexy beast
HH1/2KO - Ha-ha, half-kidding only (How do you "half kid"?)
IAGSMSOL - I am getting some money sooner or later (Only in this economy would there be one like this.)
ICOCBW - I could, of course, be wrong (This probably gets little to no use...LOL)
IMHBMAO - In my humble but most accurate opinion (Really?  Would someone really say that?)
IFOCN - In front of computer naked (Either really funny...or really disturbing... I side with disturbing)
KOS - Kill on site (That is a little concerning)
LMFAOPIMP - Laughing my freaking a** off peeing in my pants
MBS - Mom behind shoulder (All you moms with texting teens better memorize this one...LOL)
OMFGYASB - Oh my freaking gosh, you're a sexy beast (I get this all the time...YR)
P911 - Parent alert! (Again might have a little studying to do.)
ROFLTRABTD - Rolling on floor laughing, thinking Republicans are better than Democrats (Are they serious?)
RYFS - Are you freakin' serious?
SPROS - Stop, parents reading over shoulder (Again...hello mom and, study, study.  Be up on the latest!)
UY - Up yours (Just in case you need it...)
YYSSW - Yeah yeah, sure sure, whatever

If you are interested in furthering your education in the acronyms of texting...go here.  There is even a section that you can enter the acronym that you are not sure about and it will tell you what it means.

Hope you got a little use, definitely some humor and perhaps a little wake up calls for the parents out of this post. 

TTYS  HAG8D  (Talk to you soon...have a great day)

Beautiful Blogger Award...

I was given a Beautiful Blogger Award by Amanda over at Garibay Soup
Talk about a beautiful should check hers out! 
Thanks to Amanda for nominating me for this award...I wouldn't even be blogging if it wasn't for you. 

 Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award and insert a link to their blog.

2. Pass on the award to about 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are great!

3. Contact the other bloggers and let them know they have been chosen for this award.

4. Say 7 things about yourself.

~7 Things About Me~

1)  I am the baby of 5 kids...4 girls, one the above picture is all of us with my mom.

2)  Music is everything to can make a bad day good and a good day great!  I also LOVE to dance and in another life I had the lead roll in Step Up 2...I wish.

3)  I am a major animal lover...besides cats.  I know thats odd but I wasn't raised with them and quite frankly they scare the hell out of me when they jump out from under the bed and get me.

4)  I was a twin, my mom miscarried while she was pregnant with me and the doctor told her it was a twin.

5)  I do not use the word "fat" ever...I think it is a very derrogative word no matter how you use it.  My girls are not allowed to use it either.

6)  I was a huge athlete in high was my game!  I played for about 11years...and have coached since I was 19.  Now our new house has a basketball court and my girls just started their first year.  God is good!

7)  I am the type of person that people either REALLY like or REALLY don't.  There is usually no in between.  And I'm good either way. :)

I pass this blogger award to the following bloggers...


Friday, February 5, 2010

My boxer rescue...Tyson Update #1

Erynn with Tyson before he started feeling better.

Well we have had a breakthrough this last week...thank you Jesus! 

This is an update on the rescue of our Boxer dog view the first post, please go here.

This week we have had good things and bad things...which do you want first?  The bad...ok.

Bad thing:  So this week we really thought we were making progress.  Tyson was eating really well and seemed to be doing better...well kinda.  Then my husband noticed that in the yard he there was straight blood as his stool.  OMG!  This meant that things were not going well at all!  Back to the drawing board.

I have talked to several of my animal lover friends and my friend Amanda mentioned to me that her mom had a boxer and she was going to talk to her.  She got back to me right away to let me know that their boxer went through the exact same thing to where he was dreadfully skinny and losing weight every day.  What was it, I ask?  She said that her mom learned that about 99% of boxers have an allergy to corn.  I started looking it up online and sure enough...they do!! 

Any dog food you can buy at a grocery store or Wal-Mart type store is absolute garbage for dogs!

Here is something that I have learned and this could be very disturbing to you so I apologize in advance...but most of the dog foods that you can buy in a grocery store contain euthenized dogs...not just the dog, but the collar, the metal tag, the works.  Not to mention...animal byproduct means that those were rendered animals.  This was a HUGE eye opener.  Not just for our rescue boxer, Tyson, but also for our own precious baby, Martini.

We thought we had Tyson on great food that came from the Vet.  It was a formula that was really good to help with digestive issues.  My husband checked the ingredients and the #1 ingredient is CORN!!  That means that is the largest ingredient in that whole bag of food. 

Good thing:   We instantly took both dogs off of this dog food and in the mean time I was feeding them 2 cups of cooked oatmeal with 2 eggs in it.  They LOVED it!  We have since been mixing rice with eggs and oatmeal.  After much research we have found some REALLY good foods for dogs. They are all natural and don't contain any animal "byproduct". 

Since we took Tyson off of this food he is actually starting to put on weight!  He was so terribly thin that not only could you see his ribs but the skin in between his ribs was sunk in.  Now it is not.  He is feeling so much better and the blood in his stool is getting less and less.  Not to mention that his stool is actually taking a shape.  It has been straight liquid for some time now.

He also seems to be so much better!  We are so super excited and going to fill him full of protein and great food and see if this is the answer. 

Please continue to keep him in your prayers.  We are not out of the woods yet...but definitely have a new direction to go.  Thank you Jesus!

Many thanks go out to all of you who have sent very kind message and are keeping this precious, very sweet, very well behaved and loving young boy in your prayers.


Aloha Friday...Valentines

It's Aloha Friday over at An Island Life! Answer my question and make sure you post one on your blog! After that, go relax because today is Friday!!

My question for this week is:

What will you get your spouse for Valentine's Day? 

We will go to a nice dinner and I will get him a sweet card and his favorite Valentine candy.  I have never been very creative with this holiday and am hoping to get ideas from your responses.  Please don't forget to comment below...
Happy Friday everyone!
Now go link up at An Island Life...

Friday Follow...Week #4


We are going strong! Here is the 4th week of Friday Follow. This idea is a fun way to find out about new blogs, find new friends, and grow in followers. Come join the party. We have had a great turnout so far and are finding some wonderful blogs to share.

Welcome to the Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here's how YOU can join the celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 2 slots. This week Hearts Make Families will not be participating due to technical issues. She will be back next week.

--Follow as many blogs as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three hosts blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one - but you can follow each blog. Follow a few or follow them all.

The list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

Please be patient with following or getting followers. With the tremendous response there are a lot to visit. The Mcklinky will stay here so you can visit blogs at your own pace.

MckLinky Blog Hop


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts...Cleanse, boxers, Valentines

Wow...Tuesday again already??? Where does the time go?
This is one of my favorite days in the blog world because this is the time that you are encouraged to write about your most random up with Keely over at The Un Mom and get down with your randomness. Here we go...


Today is the 100th day of school for my 1st grade this means that you have to dress up as a 100 year old person.  So yesterday I was on the hunt for really old clothes...oddly everything that is really old is actually coming back in.  So it wasn't as easy as I can see in the picture though that we came up with an adorable outfit.  They are gonna be precious old ladies for sure...


I am thinking about doing a cleanse...not sure what one to do though.  I have heard how good they are for you.  I realize, however, that I will not be able to walk more than 3 steps away from the bathroom.  For those of you who already know 2010 is the year for a new bladder for will understand why.  My twins took my bladder...or the use of it anyway...when they were born.  LOL


So we have a resue boxer named Tyson that we love oh so much!  We are trying so hard to help him get well but my husband just found a pile of straight blood in the yard...back to the drawing board.   We actually have recently learned that boxers usually 100% of the time have a HUGE allergy to corn and the #1 ingredient in his food is....CORN!  So let's try boxer formula food and see how that works. 


I am not a big drinker at all.  You know though...there are times at night when it just sound like it would take the edge off to have a drink.. and I am actually afraid to have a drink as a mom of 6 year old identical twins, becuase I know that I will never stop!  I have great kids but none the less...they are 6 year old twins. :)


Valentines excited to start the Valentines for the girls' school parties right now...will post pictures when they are done.  We are actually going to take a picture of each of my girls holding a sign that they make that says...BE MINE or any of those Valentine sayings and then take it to Staples and have 30 pictures to a sheet made up in color copies so we can cut those out and put them on the Valentines they are giving away.  So much fun!
 That's it for today...Thompson out!

Don't forget to link up over at The Un Mom!

My boxer rescue...

On Thursday night of last week, one of my best friends called me to share with me a very sad story about her precious boxer, Tyson. (Boxer on the right)  She mentioned that he was very sick and could not put on weight.  He is not even 2 years old and should weigh about 80 lbs. and only weighs 45 lbs.  She has had every test known to man done on him and he comes out with a clean bill of  health each time.

We thought that perhaps it could be something in her yard or her water, there really isn't much more it could be.  So Mandy called me because she knows the animal lover that I am and asked if I knew what to do.  I said, I would love to have him and try to see if I could help him.  You just never know.

So above you can see Tyson on the right.  We already have an albino boxer, Martini who is our precious baby!  They are new BFFs.  You can see in the picture above that Tyson's ribs are showing.  He is terribly skinny.

We have started to feed him three to four times a day and have really been watching his stools.  So far, he is eating but still really loose stool.  We are praying for him, loving him, he has a new best friend and we may very soon resort to making his meals for him.

Any suggestions anyone has would be greatly appreciated.  He is one of the sweetest natured boxers you could ever  meet.  Such a nice boy.  We love him and want him to get prayers would be an awesome help as well.

You can see in these pictures that he has obviously made himself at home, considering that we don't let our animals on the furniture and you can see where we found him yesterday evening...on the couch.