Tuesday, December 23, 2008

for my sis.....

Auntie dried her hair all nice.

Playing with the light. Daniel was in the tub and thought it was a hoot.

Gasp! Gasp!
haha, she did that with everything.


An attempt at a hug for the camera.

"Loving" the kitty.

More "love" and gentleness.

Gentleness at it's peak.

Love you Sarah!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Festivus!

-loves to wear his sister's fairy dress.
-loves to spill things, break things, throw things and eat things.
-loves the "puppy", and loves putting her in various places like in the Christmas tree, in the toilet, in the laundry hamper and in the fireplace.
-Is ever so slowly beginning to say words other than 'Walmart' and 'DVD', and still loves to say my name over and over and over and over and over and over and over, and when I say "what" he says a bunch of gibberish and I say ok, and then he says my name over and over and over and starts the fun game all over again.

-Such a rock and amazing support as worlds come crashing down around us.
-Is officially a pro-wine maker. Took in our labels to be printed today, it is going to look SWEET!
-Is working hard so he can take some time off for the holidays.
-Is happy everyday that he comes home and find his son still alive, and gives me the love I need to keep on trucking through this phase.

-Am officially a mom to an EIGHT year old!
-Am going through really yucky times, but am still laughing and crying, both of which are keeping me normal.
-Am looking forward to Christmas being over so that I can take the tree down and stop decorating it everyday after various cats and sons take all the balls and ribbon off.

-Is now 8 years old.
-Did an awesome job at her Xmas concert last night.
-Had a crazy birthday party with ALL the girls in her class, jumping around and screaming all hopped on on sugar.
-Is such a good singer! And sings harmony naturally! I am so excited to see her grow more and more in her gifting.
-Is spending the week before Christmas at her dads, and the following week with us, has many busy days ahead.
-Is the best daughter ever, and I could'nt imagine life without her.
-Is totally addicted to Webkinz, and has somehow gotten both Chris and I addicted to playing games and answering questions that make her lots of Webkinz cash so that she can buy more furniture.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Uh oh..... there she goes again....

*Warning: very ranty rant ahead, enter at your own risk*

I'm small....... I'm really small actually. I've always been small. I've never had to watch my weight, watch what I eat, excersize to keep my body toned, that's just the way I was made.

Up until the birth of my son, I was able to eat whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted, whenever I wanted, and do absolutely nothing, and guess what, stay small. A dream body you might say? Sure, if you think that living in bondage to food, compulsive overeating and laziness is a dream come true. Or if you think that huffing and puffing after walking up one flight of stairs is something you aspire to, then yes, I was living the dream.

I may not have shown the world the consequences of my actions in my weight, but I did in my health.

Everyday after supper, I would eat so much, that I would have to lay down on the couch and close my eyes for a bit, just to give my body a moment to process the huge amount of junk I just ingested.

4-5 times a week, before I was married, my daughter and I would go on a junk run, where I would buy two bags of chips, a full order of potato skins dipped in ranch dressing, and a big bag of 5 cent candies. This was my lunch, and for the rest of the day, I would need to sleep it off during my daughter's nap time.

In highschool, I tried out for the volleyball team, but after one, one hour try-out session, I went home so wiped, that I dropped out, of the try-outs!

My sis and I used to go to Olympia, and order a platter for four, of all deep fried foods, and dip each and every bite in creamy fat-filled dressings and dips, and polish off the whole thing (and be up all night drinking buckets of water from all the salt).

One time I went for a walk with a friend, a walk, and after a very short time of a leasurely walk, I shared with embarasment, that I was completely out of breath, and needed to sit down.

There's so much more....

Sounds like fun right?

But let me bring it back to what people see and know, I am small. Yes, since the birth of my son, my metabolism may have slowed down a bit from what I've always been used to, but to many, it seems to still be at the speed of a jet plane. Yes, I may have been carrying nearly 40 lbs more than what I've ever been used to, but again, to many, I still seemed very small.

So let me ask, because I am smaller than you, because my metabolism is faster than yours, and because I don't carry a bunch of extra weight that I'm trying to lose, am I robbed of the right, the desire or even, the sense of obligation to be healthy? Why don't thin people need to be healthy too? Why is it all surrounded around weight, if you're not OVERweight, than you can't have a voice in the struggles of body image that women face? Why is it frowned upon, when a thin person watches what she eats? Why do people roll their eyes when I say no thanks to that piece of dessert or second helping? Why is it so discouraging or upseting to others, when a thin person desires to do the work it takes to be fit, tonned, and yes, to stay thin? Is that wrong? Isn't it the same thing as overweight people wanting to be thin?

If I walked around saying rude things about overweight people, poking fun at their weight to make myself feel better, there would be outrage! What if I was having a bad eating day, or I was really off track with my excersize, and to lighten my mood, I said, well at least I'm not fat! Seriously, that would be awful.

But why do people get to poke fun at thin people? Calling them names like "skinny" and "scrawny". Here's a plug for the thin people, that hurts our feelings! Who wants to be called "scrawny" or "skinny"? What about "skin and bones"? Well that sounds attractive, what a compliment! I heard someone say "just remember that skinny people have nothing to hug"...... Wow. That's so rude. I'm a "skinny" person. My poor husband has nothing to hug?

Moving on.....

I want to be healthy. I want to be in my healthy weight range. I want excersize to be a daily part of my life. I want my kids to watch my eating patterns and follow suit, so that they don't have to experience the bondage to food that tells you to "live to eat" instead of "eat to live".

I want to encourage others who are close to me to be healthy as well. I want to share all that I've learned about the human body, about food and excersize. About tricks and tools on losing weight, or excersizes that give you the most cardio or resistance.

I no longer want to keep quiet, in fear of making someone else feel "fat". I no longer want to shrink back in fear of being judged by others that may think I'm obsessed with weight, or that I'm vain because I'm "already thin".

I know who I am, I know how far I've come, and I choose to be proud of that, instead of hiding my joy. I'm not vain, no more than anyone else. I'm not obsessed, I'm passionate.

I want to walk this road just like everyone else, in a society that tells us how to look how to feel what to do and what beautiful looks like. It's hard living in this world and walking this road no matter what size you are.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I didn't cheat once, although I was tempted with a couple. Some of them made me laugh, enjoy.


1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3 Player, ETC on Shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.


How would you describe yourself?
Companion (Wide Mouth Mason)

I will humbly agree.

What do you like in a guy/girl ?
One World (Tobymac)

Definately, since this song is about love. ("I'll look out for you, you look out for me, together we can be in perfect harmony")

How do you feel today?
Superhero (Sky)

Definately do not feel like a superhero today.

Our life's purpose ?
Ready for the Storm (Rich Mullins)

Amen. That's cool.

What is your motto?
The Sweet Escape (Gwen Stefani)

I don't think that's my motto....

What do your friends think about you ?
So What (P!nk)

lol! Actually.... I do care, because I am not a rock star.

What do you think of your parents ?
Unpretty (TLC)

No way, my parents are gorgeous.

What is 2 + 2 ?
What you waiting for? (Gwen Stefani)

Well? What are you waiting for? Answer the question!

What do you think of your best friends?
No Rain (Blind Melon)

True, I do not wish rain upon them.

What do you think of the person you like ?
Tonight Tonight (Smashing Pumpkins)

Yes I will be seeing my hubby tonight. Wow, this quiz is like, psychic!

What is your life story?
Matter of Time (Sarah Kelly)

Good one. "It's a matter of time, till I see your face, till I stand in your prescene and sing out your praise..."

What do you want to be when you grow up ?
So Blessed (Mariah Carey)

Hehe, definately, could'nt have said it better myself.

What do you think when you see the person you like ?
Don't call me Baby (Madison Ave.)

My hubby can call me baby.

What will they play at your funeral ?
When I Pray (Darrell Evans)

That would be a pretty upbeat song to play at a funeral, but I'm glad it would speak of the power of prayer.

What is your hobby/interest ?
Lay it Down (Nichole Nordeman)

I wish this was my hobby and interest, sadly it is not.

What is your biggest fear ?
Happy Now (No Doubt)

This one makes no sense.

What is your biggest secret ?
Everywhere We Go (Newsboys)

Where ever I go, that's where the party's at.

What do you think of your friends ?
4 Minutes (Madonna/Justin Timberlake)

I agree, time is ticking. The road to hell is paved with good intentions..... so wake up!

What song best describes you ?
Pleasantly Blue (4 Non Blondes)

I actually think this describes me to a tee. Not sure if that's good or bad.

What song best describes your crush ?
You lift me up (Rachel Lampa)

My hubby does lift me up!

What did you think of this quiz?

Crazy (Alanis Morisette)

Ha...... yeah....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hello my name is Nin and I'm a horrible Blogger.

I'm processing a TON, and I promise, someday I will actually post something with meat.... or at least some sort of solid food, but until then, another pointed update.

-loves picking his nose and finding "poo poo's".
-WILL NOT leave the poor kitty alone, who's name according to him is "puppy".
-is doing surprisingly well with the tree.
-likes to climb into the bathroom sink and turn the hot water on.
-thinks it's facinating that I turn and say "yes?" when he says my name over and over and over and over....
-still loves to draw on walls, and backs of doors with black eyeliner.
-loves the snow, and going "bye bye", especially for "nums nums" at "mar-mart".

-is so beautiful.
-counting down the sleeps till her birthday (23 more sleeps till she's 8!!)
-loves Pokemon and Bakugan, both of which I know nothing about.
-loves to play school on the wipeboard.
-her teacher had only perfect things to share with us at our parent-teacher interview (which didn't surprise us) ; )
-gets to set up my grandpa's little Christmas tree in her room! and is super pumped!

-love lifting eachother up, love that we fit so well together, love that we're a team through it all.
-love seeing how I'm becoming more like him, and he's becoming more like me.
-am getting annoyed with the cat already..... and hubby won't let me complain.
-as far as we can tell, hubby's allergies have been healed!
-am I the only one? or does it not feel like Christmas?

Daughter's tradition.....

Our Christmas idol, as well as my excuse to be as anal as I truly am.

One of my good friends from highschool came over with her boyfriend for supper/games Friday night. It was a blast, we shared many laughs, especially when the yearbook came out. I needed that...... Thanks Liz : )

Sunday, November 09, 2008



-was asked by a mother at daughter's school where my Hawaii tan was..... had to then explain that daughter went without me : (

-recently put a stud in my 7 year old eyebrow piercing, and am fully impressed that the hole is still alive and well after 6 years of dormancy.

-am looking forward to our life group's sushi making party on Tuesday.

-am happy, blessed and extermely thankful to my hubby, who despite his sever allergies, has aggreed to let us have our very own kitty! (after four years of wife bugging and bugging and bugging him)


-has today and tomorrow off school!!! Yay!

-is having a sleepover with her cousin Isaiah tonight.... it's 10:36 and they're still giggling..... I went up there to see what all the noise was and they were having a laugh attack..... I joined in.

-is counting down the sleeps till her 8th birthday. 37 more.... what on earth am I gonna do with an 8 year old?

-brought home her Hawaii pictures from her other parents house today, in a scrapbook made by her other mommy, with commentary written beside each picture : )


-LOVES the kitty!

-is learning much about being gentle and listening.

-is cuter than anything ever, and no one is capable of staying mad at him for longer than a few seconds.

-loves Quik chocolate milk, Baby Einstein dvds, Cariboo, Magnets, Aquadoodle, bologna, and windexing the coffee table.

-wonders why he's always last with these point form updates?

-is doing awesome with his allergies! We all thought he'd be dead by now, but he is very much alive and well (minus one plugged nostrel)

-really does love his little sinus enemy deep deep down......

and finally....


-our new kitty, who hasn't had a name all weekend. Poor thing has been "it" (can you tell I'm an animal lover?)

-Was given a name once daughter came home. We grabbed her bible and she flipped through the pages with her eyes closed, hit a page with her finger and read out that word. Of course we had to do it a few times over....... since we weren't going to name the cat "Money" or "Judges". But then she picked a word....and the very next try, she picked the very same word. So... meet,


Thursday, November 06, 2008

And life goes on...

Rule #1: If you open this you take it !
Rule # 2:You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks !
Rule #3:Only answer True or False !
Q: Kissed someone on your friends list? True (My hubby! Had to add that detail. Ok no more cheating I swear.)
Q: Been arrested? False
Q: Kissed someone you didn't like? True
Q: Do you like someone? True
Q: Held a snake? True
Q: Been suspended from school? True
Q: Been fired from a job? True
Q: Sang karaoke? True
Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? True
Q: Laughed until you started crying? True
Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue?True
Q: Kissed in the rain? True
Q: Sang in the shower? True
Q: Sat on a roof top? False
Q: Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? True
Q: Broken a bone? False
Q: Shaved your head? False
Q: Played a prank on someone? True
Q: Donated Blood? True
Q: Had your heart broken? True
1. You hung out with? Nicole
2. You texted : Nicole
3. You were in a car with? Jonah
4. Went to the movies with? Chris
5. Person you went to the mall with? Daniel
6. You talked on the phone? Mom
7. Made you laugh? Chris
8. You hugged? Jonah
9.You cried with? Chris
1. Pierce your nose or tongue? I've had both and more, and the nose hurt the worst! So tongue. (although I would'nt do either now. Cheating again, sowee!)
2. Die in a fire or get shot? Get shot for sure.
1. Sun or moon? Dumb question.
2. Winter or Fall? Fall
3. Left or Right? Dumb question.
4. Sunny or rainy? Both! A sun-shower!
5. Where do you live? Toon Town.
6. club or pub? Defiantely pub. The question should be pub or teenage meat-market.
7. Are there 1 or 2 people who you can always trust? Of course.
8. Do you want to get married? I am, happily.
9. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? CUT IT!
10. What time is it? 9:43 am.
11. Are you afraid of commitment? With certain things.
12. Are you gonna have a birthday party? Never, birthdays are just a day.
13. Do you cook? YES!
14. Current mood? uh...... numb.
1. Kissed someone? Yes
2. Sang? Yes
3. listened to music? Yes
4. seen someone you care a lot about? Yes
5. Danced Crazy? Yes
6. Cried? Yes
Yay, and life goes on.....

Friday, October 31, 2008

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.....

The kids had a blast : )
Daniel was super cute! My little Obi Wan. He had three small "moments". First when he saw Noah's ninja mask, second when he saw some mans funny hair-d0 (who wasn't even wearing a costume, he just had crazy hair), and last when he ran into his nemisis Darth Vader while making his rounds. Understandibly so, since Darth is the one who kills him. But he caught on very quick. He would close the door as soon as the people would give him his candy, and say "bye".
My poor poor little princess Leia....... came home sick yesterday with a sore tummy and bit of a fever. She went to school for the afternoon today because it was "fun day", and there was no way a little fever was stopping her from partaking. Unfortunately, I think she really pushed herself today, hence why the trick or treating ended slightly early and she came home with a tummy ache and a strong desire for bed. Although before the sore tummy set in, she had tons of fun. All her friends kept asking her who the heck she was, but of course all the moms and dads knew, and told her she had the best costume ever. (one man even said, she was after his heart! Weeeeeird)
All in all it was really fun! And I'm so blessed to have such amazing and cute kids, to call mine!
P.S. I made the costumes all by myself!!!
P.P.S. This is a very big deal, since I've never done any such thing before in my life.
P.P.P.S. We were the fave house on the block..... we gave out cans of pop!
P.P.P.P.S..........I dunno. I'm done I guess. I got nothin.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A catch-up picture post

Gasp! Baby!!!

Mommy's shampoo and conditioner all over the floor...

and all over baby....
My little princess came home to us on Friday evening! I was so happy! We hugged and hugged and hugged and hugged. She was so brown! She hadn't slept for basically two days, but in the excitement of finally being home she found a reserve of energy, alot of energy. It was wonderful.

She bought us all presents! This is my new shirt, I was so blessed that I cried. She got me a little container of sand from the beach, shirts for Daniel and Chris, magnets, toys, and a necklace. She found a coral in the ocean and put it in her fishtank. I can't wait to get pictures from her other parents, to see all her Hawaian adventures.

My little jet-lagged girl slept until 1pm! She was shocked and giggly to hear she slept through breakfast and lunch! She woke up just in time for her Welcome Home party!
We had Hawaian music playing the background,

and a "pin the Jonah on the island" game.

It was a hit, espeically when Jonah ended up in the tree or the sun.

It stopped raining just in time for us to go outside and hit the Flip-Flop pinyata!

Noah the strongest....

and Isaiah the giggliest.

Us out for my birthday/Jonah's welcome home supper. Color contrast much?

Daddy and Repunzel, who also joined us at supper.

We went to Ruckers after supper and all got addicted to Deal or No Deal.

The Crime....

The gettaway....

Caught, green-handed.

Good morning sleepy-head! I was so anxious to see her again that I finally woke her at 11.

The 'Fro.

Back to school already!

The statue.

The new hanging chair from my trip to Ikea!

My son's new fave.