Saturday, February 27, 2010

another award

Heidi over at From 3 to 5
passed the beautiful Sunshine Award to me.
I am to send this out to 1o blogging friends as well.
So here it goes.

Angie @ Little Moments
Laura @ The Bignell Family
Renee @Renee's Ramblings
Molly @ The Snyder 5
Melissa @ Little Miss Married
Deborah @ Moms Sanity is Making a Comeback
Tina Michelle @ My Life As It Is
Erin @ Yes, Our Hands Are Full
Chasity @ Better Known as Mommy
Samantha @ Our Family Journal

Thanks again Heidi!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Getting to know you Sunday

Hey Hey Hey..It's Sunday!

Time for a little funday..Getting to know YOU action..

To play..Grab the questions..copy them..answer them..then visit MannLand5 and link on up..

It's as easy as easy gets..


The questions..

1. How often do you wash/change your sheets?
2. When is your birthday?
3. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
4. Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
5. If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?
6. How often do you wash your hair?
7. Do you have pets?
8. How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be?


1. How often do you wash/change your sheets? Once a week but no more than two weeks.

2. When is your birthday? May 5....Cinco de Mayo!!!

3. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life? I have a lot of friends out that blog...but I have never met someone who's blog I read that I do not know.

4. Brad Pitt or George Clooney? Give me some George Clooney...please :)

5. If you could change one thing about your body what would it be? My thighs...ughhhhhhhh

6. How often do you wash your hair? looks disastrous if I don't!!

7. Do you have pets? One dog, Winnie and two goldfish

8. How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be?
I belong to twitter (although I hardly ever use it, blogger, and facebook. If I had to give up would definitely be twitter!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday recap...a little late!! I just realized that I never posted any pictures from Brayden's birthday party 3 weeks ago!! (bad mommy)...He wanted a Toy Story themed party...well after much searching I was unable to get the whole Toy Store ensemble...but was able to find just Buzz Lightyear although I had to order everything online!!

Buzz Lightyear Birthday Cake

Here is the Birthday Boy posing with his balloons and gift table. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of all the gifts on the table because I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off forgot!!! But it was pretty impressive!

One of the gifts he got.
All the loot after he opened them all up!!

I snuck this picture in...this was from his "actual" birthday and this was the gift he got from his sister, daddy, and I.

Cannot believe that my baby is 4!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Follow...week #6

Friday Follow

This is the 2nd Friday that I have joined Friday Follow hosted by hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!

It is A LOT of fun and I have met so many new bloggers!! So if you are interested in meeting new blogging friends and reading what they have to say....LINK UP...and here is how!

Here's how YOU can join the celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

--Follow as many blogs as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three hosts blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one - but you can follow each blog. Follow a few or follow them all.

The list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Thursday, February 18, 2010

One Happy Boy!!!

Toy Story 2 finally came in the mail!!!
He is THRILLED!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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This is Brayden sleeping during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics....he looks a little cramped HUH?? Winnie was also asleep...actually everyone was asleep except for ME!! The kiddos were so excited to stay up and watch them on Friday night...but just couldn't make it!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Getting to know YOU V-Day Style

Time for another week of Getting to know You courtesy of Keely over at MannLand5.
This week is Valentine's Day Style!!

The questions..

1. Favorite Valentine's candy?
Anything chocolate!!! But Reese's Peanut butter cups would take the cake!!

2. Pink or red?
I am definitely more of a pink kind of girl!!

3. Will you be doing anything to celebrate today?
We took the kiddos out for Breakfast and then to WalMart...oh, we also took the dog to the groomer...yeah, we are hopeless romantics!! :)

4. Do you put up Valentine's decorations?
No...actually, I did not put up any Valentine's Day decorations.

5. What does Valentine's Day mean to you?
A day to acknowledge your loved ones...and another excuse to eat candy!!

6. Would you rather, candy, or a night out?
A night out....and thanks to our neighbors on Thursday night, we were able to go out to Red Lobster just the two of us...and it was wonderful!

7. Sexy lingerie or
comfy pjs for me!!!

8. Do you say Valentine's Day or Valentime's Day?
Valentine's Day!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I have recently been given a VERY cool award from Samantha @ Our Family Journal...She gave me this:

"This award means you're really going places, Baby.
You'll still be blogging about your great adventures 10
years from now, and I'll still be reading them."

In order to accept the award, I first have to express
where I think my life will be in 10 years... 10 years I will have an almost 16-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son {two teenagers in my house...oh my!!} I hope that I will have raised my children to be very kind and thoughtful teenagers and not give their teachers, parents, or other elders a hard time! LOL I hope to finally be only working part time and able to continue to do all the extracurricular activities I like to do {including scrapbooking, reading, BLOGGING, etc.} as well as watching my children in their extracurricular activities and at this point in time I am not sure what they are going to be into. Hayley is very much into dancing...but I am not sure if this will be "fun" for more once she is a little older. Brayden will be starting T-Ball later this maybe I will have a Left-handed pitcher in my future???
I hope to have taken the kiddos to Disney World within the next 10 years...and spend many more wonderful years with my family and friends (including my blogging friends :0) }

Second, in addition to tell you where I think I will be in 10 years, I also must select 10 wonderful fellow-bloggy-friends to share in this award. So, in no particular order, here are the people I hope know I will be reading their blogs about their amazing adventures in 10 years.

  1. Angie at Little Moments
  2. Heidi at From 3-5
  3. Tina Michelle at My Life as it is
  4. Melissa at Little Mrs. Married
  5. Laura at The Bignell Family
  6. Nicole at Marsh Family
  7. Erin at Yes, Our Hands Are Full
  8. Jennifer at The Toy Boy Years
  9. Amy at Smells Like Insanity
  10. Karen at Kimono Karen
I really enjoy visiting these blogs from time to time...why don't you check them out and get to know them too!!

And thanks to Samantha for believing my blog is worth this award!!


Friday, February 12, 2010

TGIF & Pizza Pizza Pizza is finally Friday!! Although, I have only worked 2 1/2 days this week due to the snowapocalypse that reeked havoc on PA last weekend and then again Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday night. In our local newspaper today it said that our area (Hanover, PA) has had 51" of snow already for 2010....OMG!! That is a lot!! The snow is beginning to melt a little as the measuring stick we had in the front yard (that was completely covered by approximately 3PM on Wednesday afternoon....has again surfaced stating that we now have about 28" in the front yard.

My kiddos are PIZZA EATERS!!! Our WONDERFUL neighbors watched them yesterday for a little while Scott and I were able to go out for an...I need to get out of the house or I am going to scream dinner...which we were very thankful for!! At their house, they bought the kiddos pizza (they also have a 5 and a 2-year-old). When we got home to pick them up we were told, "Man, can your kids put down some pizza!!"...and that they can.
Unfortunately or fortunately for them I was planning on making homemade pizza for dinner tonight. I have been trying to perfect my very own homemade pizza dough (which I have yet to do). This time I decided to try a whole wheat pizza dough (made in my bread maker of course) with Italian seasonings in it....Well, with Scott out to get new tires on my car (YEAH!!!) It was just me and the kiddos I made their pizza. They requested a square pizza and I obliged. I would have to say that the crust was VERY good...normally it just taste like cardboard....but with the whole was YUMMY! Here are some pics of my kiddos stuffing their faces!!

Here isthe doomed pizza...they had already eaten 5 slices prior to me taking the picture! So of the 15 pieces....there are now 3 left!!! Can you say Pizza Eaters???

I am not sure what the rest of the weekend has in store?? Probably a boring trip to the grocery store and possibly some Wii playing! The kiddos are very excited about the Opening Ceremonies fro the Winter Olympics tonight, which I have very happy for because I LOVE to watch the Olympics!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

more snow pics

and the wind and snow began!!

The yard stick almost covered!!

Snow Much??

View out of our bedroom window

28 inches!!!!! and still snowing.........********

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Snow

Wow!! Can you believe that we are expecting another BIG snow storm in less than one week....and as of now 8PM EST we already have 6 inches and it is supposed to continue to snow until tomorrow evening....when it is all said and done we could get an additional 12-18 inches on top of the 24 we got on Saturday!! Have I ever mentioned that I am not a big fan of snow!!! Here is a picture I took at 7:30 tonight...not that the top of the chiminea was completely snow free when the snow began...

I think we are in for a LONG day tomorrow. I already know that I do not have to work!! it will be a sleep in LAZY day at the Marsh household!! Are you expecting any snow where you are at??

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Getting to know you Sunday

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Sunday Funday courtesy of MannLand5

The questions..

1. How many piercing's do you have?

Currently 5 piercings but only in my ears (3 in one and 2 in the other)...back in the day I had a piercing in my cartilage at the top of my ear. I also had my belly button pierced...two separate times but no longer have that either.

2. I love the sound of.....?
raindrops on the roof while you are trying to fall asleep and children laughing

3. Favorite city?
Since I do not travel very favorite city would be hmmmmm..I guess New York City (although there would be no WAY in the world I could live there!!

4. Colts, Saints, or could care less?
We are not fans of either team...but since my FIL is a BIG Colts fan....this is who we will be cheering for tonight

5. Frozen yogurt or ice cream?
Ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!

6. Favorite appetizer?
Buffalo Chicken Dip

7. What item in your closet currently makes you the happiest?
That wouldn't be any of my clothes...but my brand new Spring 2010 Coach purse that I received for 15 years of service at my place of employment.

8.Favorite facial moisturizer?
Mary Kay

Saturday, February 6, 2010

**** SNOW***SNOW*** SNOW****

So the weatherman was right....we currently have a "bunch" of snow out there and it is still coming down....good day to stay inside and eat...since I have plenty of food as I blogged about here

Here is a time line of the snow storm so far:

February 5, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

February 5, 2010 @ 10:23 PM

February 6, 2010 @ 6 AM

February 6, 2010 @ 8:30 AM

Back porch when I came home from work around
4PM on February 5, 2010

This morning when I woke up this is what I
found on the back porch...had to take the
picture through the back door...cause the snow
was just blowing in.....

Here is looking out of our garage looking into the driveway...I know I are thinking,

"Why is your car outside when you have a garage?

....well it is a TINY we use it for storage instead of housing the well in the spring, summer, and fall....but not in the winter when we are in the middle of a Blizzard.....

Friday, February 5, 2010

how much??

The stick is much snow
will we get??


My Little Life

For the rules on how to join in FQF hop on over to Mama M!!!

1. What are you most afraid of?

Not being around to see my kids grow up :( Although, I am not afraid of death itself (I guess) I am more afraid of leaving my kids & family and how they would feel when I was, now on to a happier question!! :)

2. Do you use a flat iron or curling iron?

I use a curling iron....but after reading all of the posts...maybe I should try a flat iron???

3. Hands-free or phone to the ear?

Phone to ear...which can sometimes be tricky with the cell phone...since my ear sometimes disconnects me....I do not have one of the blue tooth thingys...but would probably like it if I did!!

4. Do you have a matching bedroom set?

Yes, we do!! But it was not purchased until about 7 years after we were married. Actually our bedroom suit...and the crib and dresser we bought 6 1/2 years ago before our daughter was born would be the only furniture we actually bought...everything else is hand me downs!!!

5. Do you believe in the paranormal?

I believe it could be a possibility; although, I have never had any type of experience with it. So I really cannot truthfully answer this question.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

????Blizzard of 2010????

Pantry stocked

Freezer and Fridge full of food

Boots ready

Now bring on the SNOW!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A trip to the doctors office................

Saturday was Brayden's b-day party (post to come with pics soon)...and we had MANY people and other kiddos running through the house. Yesterday, our neighbor (who was at the party with his two kiddos) came to the front door and handed my husband a six pack of beer and said,

Neighbor. "I'm Sorry!"

Scott: "For what?"

Neighbor: "Well, E went to the Dr today and he has strep!!"

Scott: Oh, I see...That explains it.

Well, on Sunday, Hayley was complaining of a cough and a sore throat…but I thought the sore throat was more than likely coming from her forced cough. So…today we took both kiddos to the doctor due have them checked out…since we knew they had more than likely been exposed to strep. Hayley saw Dr. V first. The **note** as we were leaving for the Doctors office Hayley says, “Mom, we forgot to brush our teeth after breakfast”. I said, “well, just remember to do so when you get home”. So…back to the appointment. Dr. V looks at Hayley's throat and says (mind you the child had a Hot Fudge Sundae PopTart for breakfast) and said to me:

Dr. V: "Looks like Hayley is starting to get a cavity. Have you been to the dentist lately?"

Me: Yes, we were just there 2 weeks ago and they didn't say anything." Ohhhhhh...noooo...I think that is just her PopTart from this morning...she told me she forgot to brush her teeth!!

Dr. V: "Ok...yeah, it does look like breakfast." (ha ha ha)

Then we find out that Hayley's rapid strep came back they will send it to the lab and will call us in the next two days if it becomes Hayley only has the "classic cold"...nothing more.

Well, then we get to Brayden, who has had a cough for the past 2 1/2 weeks but I didn't bother to schedule an appointment for him since he has a cough due to his allergies just about all the time. Dr. V looks in his nose.....yucky stuff in there....Dr. V listens to his chest.....he is rattling!!! Aghhhhhh...Well, Brayden has a sinus infection and I get Mother of the Year since the only reason I took both kiddos to the doctor today was because Hayley was complaining of a sore throat and the neighbor boy had strep!!!

But at Brayden has an antibiotic...and will hopefully get better within the next two days!

Oh...and then my sister calls to tell me my little niece also has strep!!! When is it going to spring?????