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    Dad...remarried 2 and a half years ago. His wife is nice, I now have 2 stepbrothers,teenagers. They are rotten kids, noone,including their mom, wants to be around them.
    Dad has never forgiven me for going with my mom after the divorce. I will always be a dissapointment to him. We do talk more lately than ever before...he misses Mandi and Mike. I am filler. He is such a sarcastic, cold man...he has so much animosity towardes ideas and people that he doesn't understand or relate to. My time around him is usually spent trying to let his comments roll in one ear and out the other, to avoid taking offense to his barely concealed comments.

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    I am so close to my weight loss goal I have 10 pounds more to be there, and want to tone alot! I am loving how my clothes are fitting lately...lol, I don't want Logan to wean because there is no way my chest will ever look this good again! The yoga is cool... I feel the energy immediately

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    Ok, first journal post here at the new boards I really like the way this works. Very intimadating at first, but that is probably because I am a creature of habit!
    I have been wanting to write in the journal for a coupledays now, but didn't. We are going camping, leaving in about an hour! I am really excited. We are even going to swim A great mni vacation!!!
    Mandi has emailed me a few more times, I am so grateful we get to "talk" again! It was so hard not knowing...
    Anyway, I still don't have the hang of these boards but hopefulyl soon!

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    I have been trying to do an entry for two days now, and my computer keeps shutting down. I hope I am able to get this one in!
    Went to Walmart this morning and got the kids Easter supplies They are going to be so thrilled with the chocloate crosses(instead of bunnies). I also got some cute books and new toothbrushes for their baskets.
    I picked up some soda for Mandi, I don't even want to think about shipping!
    Anyway, there are serious storms going on, so I am going to clean and get some candles out in case power goes. We are also getting the house appraised next week for refinancing, and I want it to look perfect
    Wendy,Mama to Trinity(9), Christian(, Gavin(7), Logan(5), ,Griffon(3), and Jubilee Faith born Jan 07!

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    Mandi called last night. PLease God hear this and do not let bad happen to her. There is a man(a freedom fighter/Iraqi) who has been extremely innapropriate. He goes into her tent when she is sleeping, and touches her. He slaps her mouth if she tries to call out to let someone know he is in there. She reported it and "they" said that he is a good guy, it is just that the customs are different there, and she should suck it up until they move location I am sick thinking of the situation that is being set up.
    I read a statistic that 90+% of military women are sexually mistreated at some point in service. I hate to relive things that happened...I don't want her to add to her list. She has seen more pain than one should have to.
    I got the house all mopped(with 3500 sf that is a chore!) and love how clean it smells! I have decided to scrap the garage sale and do ebay instead...it is a hassle to mail the stuff, but I will get more money.
    Toys R Us had a Thomas sale, buy 2 get 1 free, so we got some cool new cars. The Gold Miners cars, the street cleaner cars, and catherine Trinity loves getting the girl cars lol. The kids were thrilled I can't wait for Boco to be released though...Christian has wanted that one for years now
    Logan Logan...why are the stairs so easy for you?! Third step in no time, climbs the toy table in seconds, cruises the furniture like there is no tomorrow. He even let go of my fingers and stood for 10 seconds! I can't believe this boy
    We were going to go to the zoo on Monday, but now I am thinking we will stay home and do housework. There are so many projects to finish! The boys room: I have decided to do a half wall of panel, a chair rail, and a top scene. We have to put in the Thomas ceiling fan. I need to finish the baseboard in the dining room. We need to get the dumpster and clear out all the junk in the garage. Get the DARNED Christmas lights down! So a nice spring cleaning day
    I am having some health problems that are actually making me nervous. I have lost 4.5 pounds in two days...I can't eat anything without severe pain. My abdomen bloats up like crazy sometimes, I have heartburn symptoms. Marie said it sounds like my gall bladder, and I have had stones before I need to make the appt with the va...I hate dealing with the va! So I need to suck it up...I know I can do it(major fear of male drs)
    Anyhow, the sweet smell of clean makes me want to clean some more. I am off.
    Wendy,Mama to Trinity(9), Christian(, Gavin(7), Logan(5), ,Griffon(3), and Jubilee Faith born Jan 07!

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    Logan ate an o ring today! I came down early and let Logan stay in bed with Brian for a second so I could get the dining room mopped. About 90% through I hear Brian calling, so I finish up quickly and run up with a diaper thinking that is what he needed. Nope...Logan was playing with his ears while he stayed half asleep and got the o ring of the back of the plug...Brian heard a chewing noise and as soon as he reached to fish it out Logan swallowed and grinned at him :O i wish he didn't eat it, but it is kinda funny, and serves Brian right for lounging in bed :P
    I went through the kids playroom tonight...we played as we cleaned and I think they are happy as clams! We also got a box from my dad today with some new colouring books. We all sat down and coloured, the kids love when I colour with them. Gavin is so funny...always has to colour whatever page I am doing. Trinity was colouring a page of Barbie riding a bike...got a concerned look on her face and asked why barbie didn't have a safety helmet on(proud mama moment...she knows that they are important). I said maybe barbie didn't remember hers, and she asked if she could draw one on her! I was beaming...I love my kids!!!
    I can't believe how close I am to my weight loss goal! 6 more pounds!!! Then it is toning I must attend to. The weight isn't an issue so much as I need to be healthy.
    I just know Brian is going to come home and push to watch a movie...and I know I should watch with him...but I am not a movie person! It behooves me to sit for that long and not DO something. I guess I will make a deal that if he does 30 minutes of yoga with me I will sit through red Dragon.
    I read a post on J2K by Kerry and felt like crying at the frustration I felt. I hope her day improves hugely!!!!
    I have felt a little disconnected lately, so I am trying to remedy that by posting more...reaching out! I know I tend to stand back, and that is a flaw I strive to overcome.So...off to post more

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    What a start of the day We woke up and I scurried to get all the dishes done before the dishwasher installers get here. They still aren't here yet, but at least the dishes are done Brian cut the grass out front(I love when it is a little wild...it is almost all clover and looks enchanted). The kids are having a blast creating an enviorment for the little tree frog they found. The only veto was when they put it in a VHS cover. It is cute to see them playing so well though.
    I am really excited to get into Usborne books. Seems I see the referrence pop up in a few places, and I want to incorporate it with the kids schooling. They are so into learning, and being read to. There is no better insparation than their enthusiasm.
    I am making chicken fried steak for lunch. The kids will devour it I am sure
    I think I am going to be crazy and attempt to scrapbook during the day while they are colouring. Maybe they will let me get at least 1 lo done with no mishaps(lol, who am I kidding!)
    Anyway...today i feel better. I don't have the same level of stomache pain as I did for the past 4 days. Granted I haven't eaten. :P Don't feel hungry either, so eating is not a problem. When I do get hungry I know I am going to be afraid to eat because I don't want to hurt like that anymore.
    Anyhow...good day vibes to everyone else! I love Spring!

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    I did it! I scarpped the kids spring portraits while they coloured, and I love the way it turned it My fibres from the swap came today, and I love them!!! I used a beautiful one by Steph, it pulled the boys suits out even better. I used a pink floral background paper that matched Trinity's dress perfectly, and the simple yet elegant look is just what i wanted
    The dishwasher is sitting in my living room :O Apparantly the guys said we need a new shut off valve before they can install it(funny, the plumber was just here last week and used the supposed stuck valve just fine). Argg...I was so pysched to load up a dishwasher tonight :P No biggie though, just a small delay!
    I am in a really good mood. I read to the kids several times today and feel so rewarded to see their joy at booktime. I talked to Kerry today(what a sweet lady!!!) and it was really great to hear her say the same thing...instilling a love for reading is priority!
    Okay, I am sure I will be back later tonight, right now I am going to do something???

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    I got 8 pages scrapped last night I just got in a groove and didn't want to stop. At midnight my eyes hurt and I put it away, but I know I will be doing it again tonight. It feels good to get inspired and get moving forward again. This morning , after all our normal morning stuff, we went and picked up some brochures for apartments around town. Mandi wants to move here when she gets out, and I had to get some ideas of where is nice, prices and all. After that I went to one of the lss and got some new pens, some brads, and fibres. There is so much new stuff in that I want!!! I could blow $150 no problem...I mean, really neat stuff. Heck, wire words are so expensive I could blow 50 on just those.
    Brian wants to get some paintball equipment...so he is talking about letting me get a quikcutz set to make himself feel better lmao. I may take him up on that , but I don't know. I want my pages to look giood, but that is ALOT of money. I saw a stamp set at the store for 30...I may go with that. He did say for sure I could do the Usborne Books though, and that is something for the kids education, not a frivoulous expense. i love that he sees that, and that he is soooo supportive of homeschooling I really am so blessed by God in so many ways!

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    I filled a whole album with Trinity's pages already! Time for some extensions I have a full professional photos album, a partial album for each of the boys and a full one for Trinity. I am trying to catch all the way up on Trinity and Logan this year, and stay up to date w/ the pro pics, then next year I have to catch up on Christian and Gavins I think that is a good goal.
    I got some good cleaning done today, a nice prep for tomorrow's big spring clean day. I put away a rubbermaid bin of boys sweaters(yes I have that many for just 3 boys lol...I love sweaters on boys!) Lots of laundry done...I was trying to have one laundry day, but that is just not going to work for me! I need to stick to a couple loads at a time.
    The kids are so excited to leave their baskets on the porch tonight It should make bedtime a breeze...let them get in their jammies, put the basket out, tell them a story about Easter and Jesus(and answer the questions about him dieing twenty times per kid...they are really interested in death ever since mom died. It gets hard sometimes, but they are so accepting it is a good lesson for me too). I have no doubt they will fall right asleep...I danced with them to Aqua for half an hour Aqua, for those not in the know, are the band from the 90's who did the Barbie song...European techno in a mainstream sorta way :P Really easy to listen to, funny and lyrical, lilting. I am going to play it again after they go to sleep
    Monday I am going to Walmart and getting all kinds of goodies on sale Like Boys suits and Girls dresses! Gloves(the lace kind) hats, I love after holiday sales!
    I remember when I was very little(3 years old, and yes, it is a coherent memory) that I had to have eye drops put in around Easter time. Mom promised me a hat if I would take the drops without crying. I did, and got the coolest hat for Easter. She was always so amazed that i remembered that.I recall so many little details...sitting on the cold laminate table as she put them in, how cold the drop was as it hit my eye, and how badly I fought to not cry.My feet were swinging under the table, which helped distract me.Wow...22 years ago!
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