Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our day in pictures part 2

Our nature walk ended with some watery mud play
They had so much fun

This was after we made it up a HUGE hill.

Our day in pictures

We went on our nature walk today
The older kids had a tree rub to do today for science

Hannah really got into it :)

Our bible time

This is the high light of Chases day on all Wednesday.. the trashman!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Heavy thoughts

I wont get to personal here but its nice to vent when I can. I have a few issues that have been bothering me for awhile now. I have laid them on Gods hands and watching for a a sign. My heart is heavy, my smile is fake, mind is twirling. Its hard to have major problems and no one listens.Or you cant say anything because you know you'll get the same answer over and over again. Im feeling defeated and lost. I have many books on this issue and they help greatly. I think Created to be his Helpmeet is a must have in any marriage. Thats a book thats right next to my bible and its read everyday with my bible, its been like that for 2 years now. Prayers are my only release.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

second post of pics

My Hannah at Amandas enagement party
Erin, her daughter Hannah and my sweet Jolene at Codys party
Hannah pulling back Codys new Bow

Cody with the new bow his grandma Jolley got him

Sweet Hannah and Jolene

Jolene's first taste of oatmeal but Im guess she needs to wait another month
Not going to happen mom


My little man

My sweet Hannah
Im not 100% right now. I have way to much on my mind so much prayer and leaving it to God.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lots of pics

This is the side of the house, our pole barn in the back
My hubby showing me where the front door will be

This is the front porch getting ready to be poured. I LOVE how big it will be

The side of the basement

Im standing on the new garage so you can seethe inside of basement.They still have to pour the long walls as you can see. Im so excited framing should start soon. Jeff still has to lay the Geothermal loops down in the field so the pipes can come through.

Its been awhile for updating but we have been way busy. Lets start off with Cody's birthday. We had a huge party at the park for him and he was sooo thrilled when it was over about how many people came to see him.It was so nice to see his face light about it. I was really excited too because my family got to met some of of my homeschool friends for the first time. My sister and Mom called to tell me how nice it was the kids all played so well and not one fight or problem. ( thats why we home school ;0 ) He received some great girts and lots of money, he keeps begging to go to the store to spend it. I cant believe he is 9. It seems like it was yesterday he came flying out with his bright blond hair. He is an amazing child. His attitude has done a 360 in the last couple of weeks. Really stepping up and showing me he can listen and wants to. Really happy with the way things are going. I have been on the run since the beginning of LAST week and today is the first day to be HOME. We got a full school day in and had a blast doing it. I really have to remember that my kids come first and the house work will wait. We are so far behind in school like in Math!!! and reading its been a huge stressful knowing in my mind we should be doing that instead of the park, or running around. SO we are now taking a month yes a month off of running and doing activities until we are caught up. Also the kids are putting off whats important. I mean everything that should be done in the house is never done. We have had a lot of shoving things off and saying we will do it later. Not how I want my kids raised. God has smacked me in the head and now I do see my errors and theres alot of them. So now we have to go back and correct them. We explained to the kids there will be no going to friends houses or them having sleep overs, no parks no Faith group no skating until our month is up and if at the end of the month everybody has the right on track habits thats how it will be.Man I have 2 needy children on my lap... ill write later

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So pretty out

Jolene in the best thing ever

The littles over the weekend looking for bugs

Cody after the dentist with the numb face, that was funny

Hannah and her numb face !!!!!

Yesterday the kids learned about photosynthesis

These last 2 weeks have the prettiest I have I ever seen. Pure sunshine and warm with all the trees blooming. All of my seedlings have come up and are ready for the pots. I dont want to plant a big garden here at this house and then move right before everything comes up. I also dont want to haul water out to the new house everyday if I started my garden out there so Im using pots this year. Im really planted much just things I use alot of and the kids can really help with. Peas, all kids of peppers, potatoes, different herbs, there was something else but im forgetting them???? I need more coffee. The kids went to the dentist Monday and each had 3 fillings put it in. Im talking Hannah and Cody not the littles. Cody has 9 cavities and Hannah has 6. They can only fill 3 at a time so we have 2 more trips to make. Cody was in so much pain afterwards and needed ice pack and Motrin all night. It looks like its just a nicked gum that is causing the pain. Yesterday he didnt really complain only after her brushed his teeth. NO more candy or sweets everyday for us. Just birthday parties and thats that.Yesterday we pretty much stayed home all day. I did run over to Amandas house ( you can find her at Our heart and Home ) to get an excersaucer for Jolene. She loves it. Jolene is so tiny I was thinking I needed to stuff the front with blankets and stuff but she stood right up and was making circles and grabbing every toy she could find. I was shocked. She little legs look so cute under there standing on tinyyyy feet. melted my heart. They grow so fast. I had talk with God the other day and told him I was ready for another when ever he is ready to bless us. But that all so requires to see my husband sometimes. Jeff hasnt been getting home until after dark and Im so busy when I get all the kids down for the night. All in good time, right? Chase has been peeing in the potty again. Yay Chase!!! Ethan has also taught him how to drop pants by trees in the back yard and pee on them. Yes we have neighbors all over and yes they are usually outside. They all are ready for us to move. As im hanging my pretty cloth diapers all around my back yard I have two little people with what they call "their tools" yes they even make sounds with them while they pee, as Im doing the diapers they are loudly peeing all over. My personality, is to just laugh because to me its funny. Why not? They haven't yet peed at the park together so Im doing good on the manners :) I do remember when Cody was younger and he came down the slide in Sullivan and dropped pants and peed right in front of the slide,was 5. Yes 5. Good times. Anyways I love homeschooling the kids for a really good reason I see posted every where so I thought I would do the same. I love it so much because when its nice like this we can go do stuff and not worry about it. We can go the park during the day, zoo, the creek, fisheries, anything we can and enjoy it whenever we want. I love being able to say school work outside today to hear creams of joy from the kids. I love to say nature walk time at 9 in the morning. I Love it I really. I love being able to go over to a friends house in the middle of the day who also homeschools and see her kids playing outside just to add my kids to that. its amazing. We are truly blessed to be bale to homeschool our kids so we can enjoy this amazing world. I love it !! We are getting ready for Codys birthday party. We are doing a double party with his best bud Keegan at the park. We have like 63 kids coming. It will be so much fun.Looks like the weather will be sunny and warm for them again yayy. Well ill write more later I need coffee and a shower while every one is still sleeping.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How to stay home?

Jolene in her crib

Isnt she pretty
The boys playing

My boys and their fort they made tonight

Is that possible? I tell my self every Sunday night" ok this week we will stay home everyday and leave just for the library and church " I say it over and over. It never happens.I can stay home one whole and day and then the rest are like a marathon of pure running. I hate it. I dont know why im like this. I have a list a mile long of things that need to get done with some that really important and should in no way be put off, like potty training my sweet Chase who is 100% ready to train and be done in like a week. Tells me He needs to go potty and he is wet. If we are home I let him run naked because he makes it to the potty just about every time but we arent here long enough to make a day out it and really get going with it. I feel like a horrible mother. Im tired of all the running. Really. We do library on Tuesday and I love that. Hannah lives for that day. We have church on Wednesday again love that. I want to keep those. But Im going to move library to Wednesday so I have one day of going places and thats it. No more running to the store everyday, know more running the park every time its sunny, no more running to the gas station to get a soda, no more running to thrift stores 2 or 3 times a week, no more running to different places that can wait. Im done really. Once a month we have skating with the homeschool group, every other week we have a faithgroup we love. Those are keepers. Im talking about the running that is careless and not really needed. I have to make my house a home. My ids love being home and I know that hate being out all the time. its tiring and my husband doesnt like it either. When we are home we get so much done and we arent in bad moods because we arent rushing around. Im ready for a change...

The boys this evening made a fort with the kitchen chairs, sofa and the comforters and of course duck tape. Yes duck tape. They had so much fun. Cody asked if they could leave it up for tomorrow but I had to say no because I sleep on the sofa right now because our bedroom is so stinking hot I cant handle it. The boys have been sneaking into the big bed with Jeff after like 12 or so and peeing the bed :) another reason im fine of the sofa!!!! The other night Jolene slept until 5:40 in the morning and I as crazy as I am was checking on her like every hour to make sure she was breathing. Yes I even would put my finger under her nose to make sure she was ok, even though I could feel her tummy moving. Make me so worried because my babies just dont sleep through the night and I have know idea what to do when they do. The last couple of nights since im parked on the sofa ;) I have been addicted to the MTV show 16 and pregnant. Something that my kids will never watch!!! I would love to reach through the T.V and smack them girls in the head many times over. I cant stand seeing how STUPID people can be. These girls are pg and partying like its ok and screaming at their moms and just not seeing the picture. I was 15 and pg I know what its like to go through that. But my life change the day I found out I was having a baby. I saw how I treated my mom. I cant tell you how sorry I am that I was wild and crazy. But when you find out you are having and baby it stops right there. Thats your life. I loved every minute of it and I have raised the sweetest, most kindest young lady you will ever meet. I get complements on her everyday. She is amazing. I has my son 2 and half years after her and has heart of gold. Loves his baby brothers and sister. Wants to be a man like his Dad. My kids are my life. Always have always will. They grow way to fast for me. Cody will be 9 on the 18th. He told me the other day that now is almost 9 he is half mature :) I laughed so hard at that. It was really cute. I was reading another post about childhood and what it was like to grow up. I had the best child hood in a way. My mom was the best. If we werent at the pool we were camping on the river with all our family friends or out at the cabin in Bourbon. We were always doing stuff all the time as a family. I love day dreaming about my child hood and all that we did. My mom bought us everything we could have ever wanted. Really. everything. I had more dolls the most stores carry. But I was lonely. Not sure why I felt that way but I did. I felt like I wasnt ever good enough. My brother was the smart one and my sister was the model everyone had to say was just so beautiful etc... and I was just Jennifer. I has fat, not pretty like Amber and not smart like Justin. I wasnt anybody special to anybody. I was always so angry at everybody and I still dont know why. I had no where to go with how lonely I was so as I got older I turned into my goth rebel type girl. Thats how I was. I always had a ton of friends and a new guy every week. I loved that I could break hearts and keep them wanting me. That made me feel like someone really cared about me. I was a wild teen. I loved my sports and I loved being the girl people looked at and thought watch out for her. I would beat my kids like crazy they started acting like act. But since I went through that I might be able to see the signs that they need more from me. I still dont know what I need back then. But I was lonely, sad, angry and felt like nobody saw me in my family. Nobody.It still hurts to write about it. You know thats one of the many reason I homeschool my kids. They are special, they will feel loved, I love to around them. I never handled people telling me what to do, my teachers would be calling my mom everyday because they have had it with me. Ididnt have one teacher who really cared for me at all. I would know the answer but they didnt care. Or I needed help with something but did I get helped NO. They dont care about kids, they are there to get paid and thats it. I want better for kids. anyways I need to stop thinking about this....

My toe is getting alot better. I can even wear a shoe now. I put a ballet shoe on yesterday for church and man I felt every step. But today when we went the stores it felt normal. My toe is still a deep purple but getting lighter. The kids hit every once in a while and I go through the roof and laugh like its funny. I keep forgetting I have a broke toe and will be doing laundry and go kick and pile of cloths and have to lean over the washer for a while until the pain goes away. I was loading grocery's in the truck and I dropped something on my toe and said some words that would make a sailor blush. It was bad. Jolene is rolling like a ball now. She is all over her crib. And now she grabs my face and hold its to give me kisses with all her slobbering. Melts my heart.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

more pics again :)

Jolene and me
My Dad and Jolene

Grandma, Jolene Aunt Brooke and J.D


More pics

The man looking at me is my brother Justin

Ethan showing me his egg

My littles looking at their eggs


This is the start of the egg hunt
My sister Amber and Hannah and Sister in law Brooke in the back

Hannah and Jolene yesterday after Hannah got ahold of her


I came out of the shower to see this beautiful bunch of children together :)

He has Risen!!! What a day. The weather was beautiful and the kids had such a good time playing with all their cousin and Aunts and Uncles and Grandma and Papa. I had a nice time over at my moms also but I was in so much pain I could only handle it for so long. we had a wonderful lunch and the kids did the egg hunt and found a lot of eggs. This is the one tradition we wont ever stop. Having the kids be with family is really important to me.Although we dont do Easter baskets and the hype here at our house my brother and sister do. They kids do get goodies from Grandma. I had planned on doing a whole breakfast with the kids and making and making this morning really special for them but God had other plans for the Ownby family. I broke my big toe last night :( Yes Hannah, Jolene and me headed to the ER about 10 pm last night. After an x ray and the docs "trying" to touch my foot as I would have blackened their eye if they did it turns out its broke. This is the worst pain. Well not the worst but it hurts soo very bad. Its black now from being on it all day and now my foot is throbbing like crazy. The ER visit was actually a good time for Hannah and me. it was a chance for mother daughter laughing, not sure if it was the pain or what but we were laughing so loud and hard I thought we were going to get into trouble. We had the nurses laughing and coming back to join us in our laugh and see what was going on.They had many stories to tell us about toe injuries and they gave a little TMI for me while Im there with my toe injury :0 Hannah almost past out when the Doc came in and said its broke. I almost wet my self. She went pale and was like OHH my. It was a truly funny. Then I have my leg resting on the bed and Im sitting in the chair waiting for the nurse to come back and Hannah was telling me a story and if you know Hannah she throws her arms like rag dolls when she talks and she smacked my toe I jumped through the roof, Hurt so bad and was laughing til I almost cried. Anyways my toe is black,it hurts, cant really walk, dont want to go to bed because Im afraid the comforter will hurt. Looks like the recliner is calling my name again. I do have to say how wonderful my Hannah is. She helped me all night last night and today. She is amazing. He heart is pure gold and truly loves to serve and help when ever she can.I love her so much.

We have been so busy lately Im sick of it. we have a of appts. this week with the first on tomorrow morning which will not be fun for me. But we have to go. Well I write more tomorrow im in pain right now.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

2nd post of pics

Chase and all his eggs

See his hands, its worse than that

Jolene was sleeping in the Moby wrap the whole time

The littles working

How fun :)

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