What have we been up to?


Josh and I are going on 7 years together as of next month. I have learned so much about him in these last 7 years. Each fact that I learn about him just makes me love him more. One thing that many don’t know about him, he loves to talk, and, he can be really goofy when staying up too late.


Kloe just turned 5 in September. She s doing GREAT in her Pre-K work. She is putting words together on her own, learning how to blend sounds to form words and is really flying through her work because it is too east for her. She is super smart and absolutely loves school.


Raegan just tuned 4 last month. She has had a rough several months, dislocated and broken elbow, her hair getting cut by her brother, and, her most recent is having to get allergy tested for hives that we think might be from our new pet. Raegan is a bundle of smiles almost all day long. She keeps this Momma remembering that no matter what my day may be going like, there is always a reason to smile.


Brayden just turned 4 last month . This boy is ALL BOY! He keeps me on my toes for sure. I think I would have to say that his favorite thing to do is to climb onto my counters and get into my stuff. His personality can light up a room…as long as he is at home. He is really quite shy when out in public.


Brianna is 2. Oh, where to start with this bundle of fire! She is a firecracker that is ready to be lit. She has energy like no other. She has just recently hit her climbing stage, so, she joins in with Brayden on his climbing escapades. She is so fun and I just wish I could bottle some of her energy and market it.


Caleb will be 8 months on the 24th. He’s crawling absolutely everywhere and really wants to be walking, he just can’t figure it out just yet. As you can see from the picture, standing will just have to do for now. Momma is his all-time favorite person in the whole world right now. Caleb has 2 teeth and is currenty working on 2 more, which has had him in some pretty nasty moods…but even through all of that, he is still a pretty content little boy.


Everyone, meet Jenny. The new family dog. She is 3 yrs old and is a mix breed. She’s energetic and playful…but also quite the lapdog…or so she thinks. The kids adore her, but, Jenny adores me. Literally follows me everywhere I go.


We are gearing up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season with some early Christmas decorating and listening to some good ole Christmas music. Ya know, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, maybe a little Rocking Aroud The Christmas Tree.


Allow me to answer some questions…


This post is dedicated to all those wonderful people at Freejinger that are currently…no wait, for the last 5 or 6 years, have been obsessed with my family.  So, here it goes!

I do occasionally stop by to read what is being said because y’all have said some things, that if seen by the right people, could get my husband in trouble…such as, ya know, that he is a pervert and a pedophile.  Assumptions can get you into a world of trouble and to be honest, if I had thought about it back when it was said, I might have called the police for slander and internet bullying. So, here I am and I am going to set the record straight on some things that have been said.

#1 The assumption that we are on welfare
We are not on welfare, we have never been on welfare.  We did hit a rough patch back when my husband was at a lower paying job than what we he was told it would be.  He has since changed jobs, we all have insurance and…what do ya know, no welfare! 

So yes, we have leather furniture that was passed down to us by my grandparents. I have highlighted hair because I have a friend who does it for me and I have a “decked out” home because it was either thrifted, given or bought with hard earned money.

#2 The assumption that Josh is an arrogant, cruel and violent person
You have apparently never met Josh.  Everyone that knows him knows that he is a shy, quiet and just a teddy bear.  Josh would never hurt anyone.  And arrogant is the total opposite of who Josh is.  Yes, we discipline our children, as does every parent.  I’ve never even seen Josh mad in the 5 years that we’ve been married.  Until you know someone, don’t speak about them just because they don’t like to smile in pictures.

#3 The assumption that I am depressed and unhappy with my life
I am no where near that.  Everyone has their bad days where they feel overwhelmed…everyone! So, yes, I may look tired and rundown sometimes…I’m the mother to 4 healthy children who get up early and play till the sun goes down.  They are full of energy and are toddlers, so by default, they are into everything.  If you were to speak with people who know me personally they would tell you that I am a happy person.  I am a very talkative and a generally happy person.  

#4 The assumption that my children will be undereducated and never have a chance
Whether my children are homeschooled or go to a school, they will get the best education we can give them.  I know what its like to not have the education you need, I will make sure that my kids will be prepared for whatever life my bring them.  There are somethings that I will be learning with them I’m sure, but all in all…they will get their education.

#5 The assumption that I am brainwashed and have no control over what I believe
I made the choice to believe and live the way I am living.  I have chosen to believe the BIble and to believe that it’s God who gives us each day and the best I can do is to give Him my life. Everything that I believe is because I believe what God said, have accepted HIm and love Him. If you have no love for Him, you can’t possibly understand why I live the way I do.  God has given me so much, its really the least I can do for Him. 

#6 The assumption that my mom and dad lived in our garage in horrible conditions
My mom and dad did live in the garage of our home for almost 3 years.  They had their furniture, they had a sitting area and a bedroom area.  They had heat and AC, fridge and they had full access to our kitchen, our house,  There were circumstances that came up where we had to ask them to find somewhere else.  They understood, it has never hindered our relationship.  So, its nothing like y’all think in that I just shoved my parents with all my storage in the garage. It made a nice living area for a couple.  No less that a loft or a 1 room apartment.

So, this answers some of the assumptions that are out there.  I didn’t cover ALL of them because frankly, I just don’t have that amount of time.  I know there will be much more to come from this but I can’t just sit by and watch my family be talked about this way and I really don’t think y’all would either.  There are somethings that y’all have talked about that I just can’t and won’t go into for all the world to see.  Things concerning my parents, sister and brother.  I know this post isn’t a very nice one, but a person can only be so nice for so long.

For anyone else out there reading this that is not freejinger related, this is my only way to contact them and say these things that need said.  Please don’t take it as I am just bashing and not handling it right.  They need to know that if they continue with their comments, if they get bad enough…it will be handled.

Some Quick Points


Well, here I am again, long pauses between posts…

Short but will answer some questions all of you might have been wondering about, so, here it goes!

  1. We’re all doing great
  3. Kloe is potty trained
  4. Raegan is working on it
  5. Brayden isn’t close
  6. Brianna is almost 10 months old
  7. Did I mention that I am NOT pregnant?

Okay…so this might be longer than what I originally planned it to be.   I want to cover something with y’all.  I would like to return to blogging on a more regular basis but I don’t want to hear the name calling, the rudeness and quite frankly, the anger that I have received on here before.  There has been a lot to happen in the last 3 years and I have had to learn to stand up for myself and realize that I deserve respect just as much as any other individual out there, no matter what I may believe that you don’t agree with.   I’m reminded of a quote from Dr. Seuss, “A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small”.   No matter what I believe, how I choose to raise my kids or who I have married…its all a matter of respect!  I realize that respect is something earned and I believe that I have earned it.  So, please, show some respect.

On a lighter note…

What grocery shopping with me looks like.

What grocery shopping with me looks like.

A Lot of Time Passed…


It never ceases to amaze me at how time flies by.   I didn’t realize it had been so long since my last post.  The kids are growing so fast and watching them discover new things by the day has been a blast!  And I’ll admit it, I am SUPER busy being wife and mommy…but I wouldn’t change it. To have someone who needs you, depends on you and loves you regardless is something special and irreplaceable and not to be taken for granted.

Almost 6 Weeks Old


It’s so hard to believe how fast time seems to be going already. My sweet little 6 pounder is now 10 chunky pounds and doing good. I believe she has colic though. I’ve found a swaddling method that has worked wonders for her and has helped greatly! We’ve settled into life as a family of 6 and have found that we are VERY happy! It’s amazing though how many comments we get and unintentionally hear as we go out to eat or walk through a store. You’d think we were some kind of foreign species. LOL

All kidding aside, I feel so blessed to have the family that I have and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!