Wednesday, December 31, 2008


This holiday season is coming to an end.

Exactly at 12am.

Wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

Love you all and be safe!!

Happy New Year Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, December 26, 2008

MHR #13

To My Love
by Carl Kramer

So cold and dark, so empty and alone,
never knowing what real love was.
So fragile and closed, so hateful and cruel,
never to open my heart to anyone.

And then there was you.

So scared, so new,not knowing what was to come.
I gave you what little I had left.
Hoping that you would want me the way I am.
Timid and frightened, wanting to love again.

And then there was you.

A little relief from the beating that my heart took, trying to remember what it was like.
You showed me that it was real and true.
Your touch so gentle, you saw right through.

All the pain and distrust disappeared that day the love consumed me.
Felt so perfect, so right.
Still hesitant to let anyone see who I really was.

And then there was you.

Believing in me, trusting me, loving me unconditionally.
Letting go of all the fear, anger, and regret.
Knowing that it's ok just to be who I am.
Crying, laughing, talking, sharing emotions that I tried to hide for so long.

All because there was you.

This was written by my husband. He really is a great man. We've been through so much, but each day we get stronger.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I appologize that I haven't updated in a very long time!! (well, about a week)

*yeah, like I have a cult following or something.

We've been very VERY busy over here!

Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking, WORK (*hurl*).

It's sad. I honestly have not been enjoying this Christmas season at all.

Hell, oh- I mean work, has been stressing me out.

Then nothing's done around the house due to working.

Then it's an ongoing trainwreck from there.

*done complaining* (for the time being)

Sunday was my last day at work until Friday!!! YAY! I'm starting to relax a bit and trying to enjoy the Season.

We're having Hubby's family over for dinner tonight, then fun Christmas festivities from then on!

I really hope that, with whatever holiday you celebrate, that you have a wonderful Christmas and an awesome New Year!

You bloggy friends truely are wonderful!

Love you!

Friday, December 12, 2008


*Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*Not a Christian was praying*

*Nor taking a stand.*

*See the PC Police had taken away,*

*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*

*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*

* December 25th is just a 'Holiday'.*

*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*

*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*

*Something was changing, something quite odd! *

*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*

*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*

*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*

* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*

*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*

*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*

*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*

*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*

*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!*

*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*

*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*

* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*

*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*

*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*

*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*

*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*


not Happy Holiday!*

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet


Christ is "The Reason" for the Christ-mas Season!

This was definitely a post close to my heart. My work has us answer the phone saying 'Happy Holidays'. We're not aloud to say 'Merry Christmas' because we might offend someone.

Yeah, I don't follow directions very well! ;)

Mine! Mine! Mine!

Yes, I'm yelling like a bratty little kid fighting over a stupid toy.

Only thing is, that it's not a stupid toy.

It's pretty!

It matches! (*gasp* matches? I don't comprehend...)

It's a FIESTA!!! *oh yeah* Doing a little *shakey*shakey* dance

One of my favorite crazy women is have a freaking AWESOME giveaway!

Who is this wonderful crazy woman, you ask?

It's only Jaci over at Ravings of a Mad Housewife!

Go HERE to enter for the matching dishes!!

It's truely sad that I don't have a matching dinner set! :(

Head on over and tell Jaci I said 'Helllloooooo!' (Mrs. Doubtfire, anyone?)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yay! I Won A Award!!

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I was given this award by Young Momma over at Perfect Pen. She always has some fun stuff going on over there! *Yay*

Now I get to bestow this upon some of my fellow bloggers. *sigh* Just so hard to choose!
My sister Tara @ Exhibit A
Stacy (one of my bestest! ;) @ My life with 3 boys and a Fat Cat
Natalie (another of my bestest! ;) @ Hi, my name's Mommy...Oh, wait! Natalie!
Jaci @ Ravings of a Mad Housewife
Sissy @ My Kids Might Be Martians
(I love you two, Jaci and Sissy!)

Young Momma also decided to Tag Me! Here goes! (oh, and I've cheated...all that I've given the award to are my tags! May not be eight, but it works!)

Mis Ochos

8 TV shows I love to watch:
2.Grey's Anatomy
3.The Real Housewives of Orange County
5.Biggest Loser
6.Dirty Jobs
7.Top Chef
8. (yup, ran out)

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
1.Went and bought more Christmas lights
2. Took the recycling out (seriously a HUGE amount!)
3. Played with the little gremlin
4. Did a butt load of dishes
5. Caught up on Grey's online (gremlin was napping)
6. Caught up on ER online (still napping)
7. Went to work (blah)
8. Played some Gameboy in bed after work

8 Favorite Places to Eat:
1. Olive Garden
2. Longhorn
3. Italian Oven (RIP)
4. Home
5. Mom's house
6. Gionino's Pizza (dine in area)
7. Kramer family parties (AWESOME German potatoes)
8. Burger King (Hi, my name is Karol. I'm addicted to fast food)

8 Things That I Am Looking Forward To:
1. Christmas with family
2. Helping with Owen's school Christmas party
3. Spending time with my friends
4. Watching the boys on Christmas day- it's awesome
5. Getting a nap
6. Hopefully taking a trip to Oklahoma
7. Someday quitting my job
8. Starting school to get a 'big girl' job

8 Things On My Wish List:
1.Healthy Family
2.Hubby to find a better job to make him happy
3.For me to start school, and do great
4.For us to buckle down and get rid of the debt we have
5.To lose 40lbs
6.For Grandma to get better
7.For Mom to get out her funk
8.For everyone in the family to get along

That was my 8. Like I said above, the friends that got the awards are also tagged! I'm going to go take a nap.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

MHR #12 How we met

(I'm slacking, so you get My Husband Rocks Friday on a Saturday!!)

Today, the topic is how we met.

Our story is not easy, it's been a very bumpy road. Every couple endures pain and struggling, we were no different. Marriage is a blessing, but it's also hard work.

August of 2001.

I was working at a restaurant as a server. I was only 20 years old, and in a very selfish state of mind. Still partying, using questionable substances, but I knew it was starting to get old.

Carl started working at said restaurant as a bus boy. He had dyed blonde hair (this was 7 years ago, he thought it looked good), and had a severe bad boy look (more of the 'thuggish' look, actually). He was not my usually style at all, but he was cute.

What really got me was the way he worked. The bus boys at said restaurant worked their tails off for the servers. Busing tables, carrying large trays, getting needed items from the kitchen, making them salads, just about everything. He was a very hard worker. Very respectable, and did I mention cute?

I was very shy around him, I don't know why since he was not my style at all. I had two friends that I partied with frequently that worked there also. I got up the nerve to ask him over to their apartment. He said yes!

Carl and two of his buddies showed up at the party. (I was seriously giddy, there was just something about him) We talked and his buddies hit it off with my friends. We all had a good time. Nothing happened that evening, it was honestly just a good time had by all.

I find out later through some people at work that Carl had a girlfriend. 'Well that sucks' is all I could think.

Well we went about our work and nothing happened for about a week.

Until his friend decided to tell Carl's then girlfriend that he had messed around with me at that party. Huh? Seriously? I laughed.

I laughed even harder when I found out she broke up with him because of him messing around with me. Seriously? I've always hated that drama crap.

September 2001

He invited me to a bonfire at his friends' house, because he was single now (*eye roll*)

We really hit it off that night. We talked about all the problems his girlfriend and him were having, and the fact that his friend was an ass for trying to start drama.

That night we had our first kiss.

Then it was us from then on.

(ex tried to start more trouble down the road, but all I could do was thank her for believing the lies.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Merry SITSmas!!


Merry SITSmas!

I hope everyone feels all warm and fuzzy with the bloggy love! I feel honored and privileged to be apart of some thing so amazing.

Here are a few of my favorite people that I know in real life and have met on SITS:

The Red Headed Mama
Jaci at Ravings of a Mad Housewife
Aubrey at Fam Five
Lex at Life and Crimes of a Mom
Oh, yeah....
christmas Pictures, Images and Photos

My boys are tickled to have Christmas here, and I hope so also for you! Here are a few of my boys favorite things!
santa Pictures, Images and Photossnow Pictures, Images and Photossnow Pictures, Images and PhotosCookies Pictures, Images and Photosrudolph Pictures, Images and PhotosPolar Express Pictures, Images and Photos

Don't forget to go visit Tiffany and Heather over at The Secrets In The Sauce, they're giving away prizes each hour and a $200 gift card to Target!! Who doesn't need that?!?! Nicki is next in line on Mr.Linky!
baby jesus Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, December 1, 2008



I posted about a month ago (here)about the ladies at The Secret's In The Sauce giving away this Bissell Vacuum!!


Some SERIOUS happy dancing going on over here!!
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I think my poor husband and kids think I've 'officially' (yes, there have been questions of slight craziness) lost it.

I'm ok with that.

Hell, I have a new vacuum!!!


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