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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri


My Day

My life isn't chaotic at all.  Yes, we have moments, and we learn to roll with it.  Sometimes at the end of the day, I think about all that has happened and giggle, cry, or am stunned into silence.  Today, I guess has been none of the above.

Seth usually comes for a visit on his day off.  Today happened to be that day.  While it is still dark, I hear him quietly enter the house.  I hear his footsteps on the stairs and down the hall to my room.  He slowly, as to not scare the daylights out of me, whispers, "Mom".  He climbs in on Mike's side of the bed (hubby is out of town), and we chat for a while.  I mange to climb out of the bed after Seth starts raiding my kitchen.  When he left after lunch, he managed to consume the following beginning at 7:30 am in this order, no joke:  3 ice cream sandwiches, 1 Popsicle, half large bag corn tortillas, box of pepper jack Cheez-its, 1 hotdog, bowl of spaghetti, bowl of pad thai noodles, 1/2 gallon Turkey Hill strawberry ice cream.

Last night, my dryer stopped working.  Today, we had clothes scattered all around the house drying.  After I had gathered most of them and put them in their respective piles to be put away by each child, Eva asked me why her underwear was hard.  She's used to that softness of freshly laundered clothing.  The appliance guy comes in the morning, hopefully with the news he can fix us right up so Eva doesn't have to have hard underwear.

The only good thing about the hubby being out of town is that dinners are easier to fix.  Don't get my wrong.  Mike will eat anything I set before him.  He's just sweet like that.  Jack isn't, but that's besides the point.  So, for dinner tonight, I made some Mexican rice with chicken and some re-fried beans because Joy has been calling me Senorita all week and saying "Si" to everything I ask of her.  All was good.  Then I added some home-made egg rolls that I just wanted to make.

Everyone was happy with a full tummy.  Jack was the only one who asked, "Why are we eating Mexican and Chinese food together?"  I just smiled and cut him a slice of pumpkin bread that Ivy had made.

Moving on...somehow my girls, my sweet lovely girls, are destructive.  They break just about everything they get their hands on.  So far they've destroyed (among other things) the pantry drawer in my refrigerator (Seth fixed it for the 3rd time today), the volume on our television by using walking talkies too close to it (it now works), 3 portable DVD players, and 2 DVD players.  We just bought a new one that we have had for about two months.  So, now they are never allowed to watch any movies on our DVD player again until they are 45 years old.

3 kind words:

Anne Krause

Life is like that, isn't it? Our disaster for the weekend is that our hot water heater broke. So.......showers and baths are much more complicated right now with soup pots filled with boiling water to help out a bit. Not fun. Seth has quite the appetite, doesn't he? So funny. And I am the same way when Joe is out of town. I get by with grilled sandwiches, roll ups, or frozen pizza!


Thanks for the laughs! :D

I do not yet have sons that will eat me out of house and home...I'm getting VERY close. I have learned to take meat while there is still some on the platter and guard my plate or I will lose it.
I, too, have destructive children. I thought I was the only one. One daughter has now gone through drywall twice. The first was entirely an accident...when she literally swung through the wall tarzan-style. The second was a 10-year-old temper-tantrum. I have few picture frames that stand independently anymore. Every child seems to feel the need to see how far they can push them back and still have them work. The answer to this question is NOT VERY FAR! Lesson learned-don't break anymore! Lots of little nick-nack treasures have bit the dust, we've been through 2 dvd players and the third is on the blink...I'm looking forward to the day they have kids of their own...I'm going to dose them with Mt.Dew and send them home. That ought to do the trick.


What a great picture of you and Seth! He has quite the appetite! I sure hope the appliance guy was able to fix the dryer. Hard underwear! LOL :-D I hang most of our clothes outside in the summer, so we have hard 'everything' then!

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