Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday 13 year old!!! is that time in my life again, when I have 5 teenagers!!! (At least till April) This should only come around once in a life time...but I am blessed so have it happen twice. I just hope my sweet boy stays sweet and grows up as nice as his older siblings have so far...YES teens I do love you....even thou I nag constantly!!!

My pregnant with boy #7 at the time...we love you Kolbe!!!

Always a sweet smile...keep it up sweetie!!!
May Jesus guide and protect you all the days of your life and may He be your best friend!!!
Keep the faith!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011



Saltine crackers (tastes great with graham crackers too)
2 sticks real butter
1 c. brown sugar, packed
12 oz. real milk chocolate chips

Line 9 x 13 inch pan with foil. Cover entire bottom of pan with whole saltines, letting foil extend up between crackers and sides of pan. For three minutes, boil butter and sugar. Pour over crackers. Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and allow to soften in oven. Remove from oven and spread chocolate evenly. Let cool and harden. Peel foil off and break candy into pieces. (or if your in a hurry like we were it drippy and warm)


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


32 oz. bag hash browns, thawed
1 stick butter, melted
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cheddar cheese
1 med. onion, chopped

Mix all ingredients and add topping.


2 c. cornflakes, crushed
1/2 stick butter, melted

Bake for 40 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Movie Review Monday...

Probably one of my new favorites. We got this from the library years ago and just watched it again. Good message cute film. Upper Elementary age and up.

For other great ideas about Family Movie Night check out this link.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My baby is 21!!!

You have had an amazing 21 years sweetie. It's not easy being the oldest of 12. You are a great example and loving big sister. Remember it is OK to just be really smart and nice, it is a talent!!!

You are a great God mother to Eric!!!
A great host for your sister's Sweet 16!!! (even if she is taller than you)

A great Confirmation Sponsor
A very smart Highschool Graduate at 16
A super daddy's girl and sister
A beautiful girlfriend
An exceptional Honor's College Graduate at 20!

Wonderful College Student

Awesome engaged couple!!!

I love you sweetie, thanks for all your help and good example over the years. Keep raising the bar to jump high and continue to help others do the same. We all love you very much. Keep the faith it is what will get you through the hard times in your life.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thanks for your prayers:

Thanks for your prayers everyone My mother died at 2:15 am this morning on 2/15.

Thank you God, for my baby waking me up at 2:10am so I could check on my momma and then to my teenager for texting me at 2:15am (five min later) to realize she had just stopped breathing.

The fight is over mom, you won the race!!! Well done thy Good and faithful servant. Go and meet your Lord!!!


Women in Labor

Please pray for a women in labor named Liz, she is being induced at 7am this morning with her 7th baby.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Making the Tough Decisions for Sports and Your Kids:

It is that time of year when many families are making decisions about spring sports. It is very overwhelming for families to discern what is best for their family when it comes to sports. Spring is a busy sports season with many different sports to choose from. There is soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and track . Also, many kids are just finishing up their winter teams and training for spring sports.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Feeling Fat...

So how are you doing on your New Year’s Resolution?

You remember…that thing you promised to work on last month…that life altering, new you…

I would say that like me, 90 percent of people reevaluated their eating habits. Many diet or start new exercise programs, while others join gyms or other workout groups. I too, joined most Americans, and am trying harder to control my eating and exercise more often.

I struggle with trying to lose weight. My problem is that because I have given birth to twelve children, people expect me to be much larger than I am. Sometimes the nicest comments aren’t so helpful, friends and new acquaintances constantly tell me that I look great for having 12 kids!

I would like to be told I just look great no matter how many kids I have given birth to; I especially would like to feel good. Right now I just feel fat.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

What's your perfect day???

Over at Faith and Family they are talking about what your perfect day would be like...mine goes something like this:

Good night sleep…
Make husband breakfast, just the way he likes it…
Getting to daily mass…
Baby not getting into everything…
Toddler not screaming…
Five year old not cutting her hair again…
7 year old doing school by herself…
9 year old laying on the couch reading…
11 year old writing another story…
13 year old playing with his little siblings…
14 year old doing school and cleaning room without being asked…
16 year old helping clean the house…
18 year old giving me a hug and sitting to talk to me…
19 year old getting the little kids together for a cleaning project…
21 year old agreeing that ALL my advice about her future wedding plans are great!!!
Making a perfect dinner without burning anything...
Working out with the kids…without my iron man husband laughing at us :)
Saying the family rosary…
and quietly off to bed without complaining for all!!!

Can’t wait till heaven!!!

Thy Will Be Done!!! +JMJ+