Saturday, December 27, 2008

Anna's 5th Birthday and Christmas!

Wowwie...I have not been here in sooo long! This morning sickness is seems like everything I do makes it worse. I know this sounds so absurd, but seriously if I sit down to the laptop...I feel even more sick! It's crazy. I can't smell or drink coffee...or make or burn candles...or drive in the car....BLOG!!!!! OMG....I really really hope this subsides soon...what will I do with myself?? I so miss all my friends here, and I really miss reading all of your blogs. I feel pretty good this morning so I thought I would do a quick entry about Anna's 5th bday on December 16th and Christmas. I hope you all had the most wonderful Holidays. Santa brought us a Wii...and ya....can you say, "Wii addicts"? Oh my goodness...we all need a support group over here!! I will talk to you all soon!!

Anna on her 5th Birthday

I love her!!!

We went Ice skating...Anna wanted to show everyone what she has been learning in her lessons! It was Uncle Gabe's 1st time...i must say he was impressive!!

Daddy and Anna


Christmas morning. Randy and Denali (he was allowed on the was Christmas after all)...the dog that

Anna Christmas Morning

Michael being...well

Allie opening her stocking

Happy New year to you all!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Crazy Daisy Open house...and Christmas Cookies!

Last weekend was a pretty great weekend! Friday afternoon I found out that my pregnancy is on the right track..which was such a relief! I was going out of my mind from Wed afternoon until Friday! On Friday night I had a "Crazy daisy open house". I sent out evites to my friends and family. I had lots of candles for sale of course. I also had jewelry, and other fun gifts. It went wonderful...I had a great turn out and I made about $300.00! So between this open house and both my craft fairs that I was in...I think i managed to make about $700.00. I 'm proud of myself for putting in all the hard work, it was so worth it!

I made these white elephant gift bags filled with goodies for anyone who needed a gift for a white elephant gift exchange! They were a hit...I sold all of them but One!

Whats a open house without lots and lots of yummy food!

Cream puffs...yummo!!

This was my candle display on the kitchen table

Saturday my sister and my brother in law came over for lunch and to make Christmas cookies!

she is so cute...and today...December 16th is her Bday! Happy birthday Anna Banana!

Yep...even uncle Gabe could not resist the fun!!

They turned out yummy...oh ya...thanks lis for the frosting recipe...they were perfect!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm back....

Hey everyone! Sorry I never posted about my first Doctors Appointment last Wednesday. Let's just say that day did not go as I had planned. When my doctor was looking for a fetus...she could only see the sac and the yolk sac (which is good) but for as far along as we thought i was...the fetus should definitely have been visible. So...she wanted me to get blood test asap. I had that done and the number in my blood to indicate pregnancy was at 8,000, I had to go back to do another blood test on Friday to see if the number was going up. I was so happy because on Friday late afternoon, i found out that that number was at 16,000! My doctor does not want me to be 100% happy until my next ultra sound this Thursday morning. The blood tests on Wednesday also showed that my progesterone level was dangerously low. So on Wed night I started taking a progesterone supplement. far everything is looking good, but I will know more on Thursday. I will say...with the progesterone level rising...the morning sickness (or all day sickness) is definitely kicking in!!!

I hope everyone is doing great!! I need to go check out every one's blogs...i have not been here in days...and i so miss everyone!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

some pics from our Thanksgiving trip...

I totally forgot to post a couple pictures from our Thanksgiving trip!

Here are the kids with my sister in law

Me and Randy at his grandparents house

what I'm up to this week....

1. I am having a "Crazy Daisy open house" This Friday at my house. I invited several friends and family. I am going to sell my candles, jewelry and other fun gifts. I have had several rsvp's and it's going to be a better turn out than I ever imagined! I am super duper excited about it!

2. Tomorrow is my very first doctors appointment for the baby. I am letting Michael "ditch" that he can come. There is a Chuck E. Cheese right by the Doc' we are going to head over there for lunch and fun. I will post about the doctors tomorrow.

3. Anna has her testing at her ice skating lessons on she is excited and nervous about that.

Okay....I am off to clean...and craft for my open house on Friday!! I will take lots of pictures!

I so love blogging and I love all my blogging friends! Have a beautiful day everyone.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I am most certainly NOT

Your Elf Name Is: Ditzy Mc Mini

Son of a nutcracker!

An award on Monday morning....sweeeet!

I am thrilled to receive this award! I am completely thrilled because I just adore this incredible bloogger friend of mine! Click here to check out her blOg!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Confessions.....

1. On Monday I found out that I was pregnant. This is by no means a confession...but the part I regret is that I have purchased 6...yes 6 pregnancy tests! I just could not believe it, so pretty much everyday this week I would buy a couple more!! Those things are not cheap...I'm just nuts!

2. Yesterday I played with the kids on the floor while watching Lifetime Christmas movies! I never ever watch TV during the day with the girls...but I could not help myself. I LOVE those movies...they are so touching..I can't get enough of "Fa la la la Lifetime" lol

3. son says that this one needs to be in the confession. I don't...personally..but here it is. So I found a lady bug crawling in the kitchen. There is tons of snow outside, so of course i did not put her out there. I put her in a cup with some leaves. She crawls around and seems to be happy. But what in the heck do I do with her?? My son says that I'm so weird for even caring...and that it's "just a bug" and its insane that I am taking care of her like a pet. But it's a lady bug...i dunno...I'm weird i suppose. He says that this most defiantly deserves to be listed as a confession!

4. I actually said out loud, "are you cereal?" oppose to, "are you serious?"'s so embarrassing when my son's lingo rubs off on me.

5. Okay this is a confession because it was so embarrassing! Me and my kids were being so silly and we were totally dancing and singing to that song "I'm not gonna write you a love song" (in the car). I was at a red light...and I was totally looking like an idiot singing and dancing (wayy overboard)...I look over and this guy was literally laughing out loud at me!! OMG....It was hilarious!

6. I actually like watching sponge Bob...I was watching it with no kids around...serioulsy...that's just sad.

7. No matter how hard I try...i cannot stop saying "Dude".'s bad. I mean with my sister or my husband it's no biggie...but when I'm talking to a complete stranger and I start my sentence with, "Dude...are you kidding me?" it does not sound so good!! I am convinced that I will be 90 yrs old and I will be telling my grand kids, " a dear and get your grandma a starbucks latte".

I hope everyone has a brilliant weekend! I am in a craft fair today and tomorrow! So I have lots to do! Love you all!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

4th baby on the way!!! my son says!! We are expecting baby number four next July! I am so excited...and nervous at the same time. I feel like I will cheat each child with not enough time. I just have to trust God...after all...this is his plan for me!! I am honored and blessed to be given another little miracle! My first doctors appt. is next Wendesday, I cant wait to see the baby on the screen! I have taken 6 pregnancy tests..because it seems so not real!
I just wanted to share my news with all my blogging friends!!! Have a wonderful day everyone...and remember to SMILE!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

just an FYI.....Classiness does not = rudeness

Okay...I need to vent about a huge pet peeve that I have!! I just cannot stand when I have to be present of people who in their minds think that "being classy=being rude". I took the girls to the Children's Museum today and I swear...I encountered so many rude and snobby mom's. I was standing and watching my girls play, and to the left of me there was this mom in her Bebe sweat pants and her Ugg boots packing up all her stuff into her stroller. She needed to grab something on a chair to my right...she walks right in front of me, so close that I stumbled back a step...and she does not even say excuse me! Then she proceeds to look at me on her way out with this snobby rude look! I could not believe it! I mean you know what....that's great that you obviously have lots of money...and wow for you that you wear 80.00 sweat pants, but really...does that give you the right to treat people like crap? I don't think so!!! Now please don't get me wrong, I am not saying that everyone who wears expensive clothes are "snobby"...this particular woman was though. My good friend is obsessed with Coach purses...and she is the SWEETEST girl on the planet!

A few weeks ago, I was at Anna's ice skating lessons. I was sitting with my son Michael and my daughter Allie watching from the bleachers. There were like 7 mom's gathered next to me talking about Juicy Couture bags for like 30 min! They were all comparing there diaper bags and bragging about how much they paid for them. Allie had wandered over to I went to get her....two of the women actually gave me a rude look! I suppose it was because I was in my cute khaki cargo pants with my Doc Marten shoes and black hoodie!! I defiantly did not have a $500.00 diaper bag either!!

Anyway....My point is this. It's fine to have lots of money and it's even totally fine to wear 80.00 Bebe sweat pants. It's not okay to treat other people like crap, and to act as if you are above anyone else on this planet. I just hope that the people who value all there "things" more than anything else...really do get a clue someday. It's sad go through life like that, being mean to other people.

So SMILE.......It will brighten someone's day, I promise!! Be an example to your children to respect EVERYBODY.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I so love awards!

I am so honored to receive this "Honest Weblog" award from my friend Heather. I love reading her blog. Thanks so much Heather!

Here are the rules that you agree to when you accept this award:"When you receive the prize, you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in their content or design. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing that they were prized with 'Honest Weblog'. You then have to name 10 Honest random things about yourself. So here it ten:

1. I have para sailed in Hawaii

2. I have zip lined in Winter park Colorado

3. I almost fell out of a boat while white water rafting in Alaska

4. I caught a 70 lb Halibut in the gulf of Alaska

5. I worked as a shot girl in a club called Poly Esther's

6. I am a neat freak...and I think I have OCD

7. I worked as a Barista and a manager at Starbucks

8. I have touched a sting Ray

9. I have been to the top of a 14,000 ft mountain

10.I am accident prone!!

okay here are my people that I am passing the award on to:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday Thankfulls...better late than never!

Okay so....I know it's Monday, but I was out of town last Thursday...and there is just know way that I cannot do a final Thursday thankful for the last Thursday of November Thankfulls! Especially since last Thursday was THE day of all Thankfullness!!

1. faith in God is always number one

2. My husband. He is such a hard worker, and he sacrifices so much for me and the kids. He loves me more than anything, and he is a wonderful dad. I thank god for him each and every day.

3. My kids...but on this special edition of Thursday Thankfulls...I am going to do my kids all separate.

Michael: I am so thankful for my son Michael. He has always been so affectionate (even now in the midst of his "challenging" 13 yr old "pre teen" attitude). He is super talented, he has been in over 15 professional plays. He is a straight A student, and he is in Honors math. He spent ALL his money on his sister Anna last year on a new bike for Christmas. He is so caring, I love him so much and I thank God for him every day.

Anna: I am so very Thank full for my Anna Banana. She is so loving, caring and so dang Funny. She loves to cuddle with me, and I just adore her sensitive heart. I love her girly girl thing that she has going on...when I was a kid, I was so not like that. She makes me smile everyday. I thank God for her everyday.

Allie: I am so very thankful for my Allie Bug. I will admit she is a handful.....but I really would not have it any other way. She is stubborn, and she goes after what she wants! She is hilarious, she already loves to make people laugh. I cannot wait to watch her grow in the next year. For Allie I thank God everyday!

4. My sister. She is the most caring, loving person I know. She is always there for me and I love that I can act like a complete idiot with her and she still loves me just as much!! She is my best friend, I am so thank full to be able to ALWAYS have her in my life. She just got married last August and I am also very thankful for my new fun loving brother in law. He treats my sister like a princess, and I am very thank full for him

5. My madre and my padre. They are incredibly supportive. I love them both so much...and I am so thankful for them everyday.

6. My dog Denali. He is so lovable to me and the kids. He will also bite the head off of a stranger if they broke in...for that I am very Thank full.

7. I am Thankful that we were able to fly to Iowa and spend Thanksgiving with my in laws. We ate Thanksgiving dinner at a casino buffet that was awesome!! lol. We did have the "real dinner" on Saturday.

8. I am thank full for my house! I bought this house from my parents. It was the house that i lived in as a kid. It may be an 1980's house with popcorn ceilings...and it defiantly is not big enough. BUT....I love this house, and me and my husband have been making in our own for the past 6 yrs.

9. On a lighter note....I am thank full for coffee, candles, flannel pants, clean surfaces, clean sheets, Twilight series books, holidays, the mountains, traveling, shopping, Christmas decorations, Christmas music and movies, Twilight (oh..i already said that...well I am VERY thank full for those books!) Low gas prices, the craft show this weekend that I am in!!!

10. Kind and giving people. I strive to be more kind and giving EVERYDAY.
11. I am so thankfull for my blogging. It is such a wonderful outlet, and I love all the friends that I make. I am so thankful for my JennyKate and Lisa. I cannot imagine my life without them!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Remember to be Thank full year round everyday. It is extremely to focus on what you DO HAVE oppose to what you DO NOT have!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How do we Look together??

I think me and Edward make a pretty good couple!! I hung this on my pantry husband is so gonna kill me!!! I'll just blame it on my sister...after all...she's the one who bought it for me!!
(I totally know...I do need help)

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

It's already Christmas at our Home! I talked my husband into putting up the Christmas decorations inside and outside last weekend. We are flying to Iowa to spend Thanksgiving with my In-laws, so I knew that when we got home next Sunday...we would we way to tired. This way when I get home...I will walk into a nice clean Christmassy home!! So are some pictures, I wish I was better decorator...I'm to simple and plain in my opinion.

Here is the upstairs living room. This tree has only snowmen on it...I LOVE snowmen!

This is the downstairs family room/play room.

Don't you just loVe Anna's wizard of Oz stalking?

Up close look at the fireplace Mantle

I am loving the berries on the dining room light!

I hate that my cupboards look like this in pictures..they don't have that weird discoloration in person. I put garland and snowmen on top of the cupboards

I just recently picked up this cafe sign for 4.99 at a thrift shop. I painted in Chocolate brown to match my kitchen. It looks great with my "coffee themed" Kitchen!

This is My "Starbucks" tree in the corner of the dining room. Are you loving this JennyKate??

This is the Girls tree in there room. They also have snowflake lights on there window, and shiny silver cardboard snowflakes hanging all over the ceiling. It looks like a winter wonderland in there!

The outside looks even better. My husband did a great job. We have all red and white lights on the house with huge light up candy canes in the tree. We have one of those huge snow globes and snow men in the yard. It's so husband is really getting into it..he took off on Sunday and bought some reindeer for the yard too! I will try and take a picture tonight and post it. I cant wait to see everyone Else's houses!! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I have been tagged....

My bloggy friend, Mistee tagged me and since I have never actually followed through with one of these, I thought I would give it a shot!

8 TV shows That I like to watch:

1. The Biggest loser
2. Ugly Betty
3. Little people BIG World
4. Deadliest catch
5. Ellen
6. Super Nanny
7. Andrew Zimern
8. Neat

8 Places I like to eat:

1. Famous Daves
3. Red Lobster
4. Olive Garden
5. Taco Bell
6. Casey's
7. Chipolte
8. Panda Express

8 Things that Happened Yesterday:

1. I put up Christmas decorations
2. Held the ladder for my husband
3. cleaned
4. Ate A LOT with my family
5. Sucked at the drums on guitar hero
6. Read
7. Had cheesecake for my brother in law's bday (he had pink candles)
8. went to the store

8 Things that I look forward to:

1. Flying to Iowa for Thanksgiving (not the plane ride so much...)
2. Seeing Twilight AGAIN on Wednesday night
3. Christmas
4. Anna's bday
5. My next craft fair
6. School being out for winter break
7. Taking the girls to see Santa and look at lights
8. I cannot wait till Jan 15...that's when my dad has his next scan..and I KNOW that his cancer will be gone!!

8 Things I love about Fall:

1. The cooler weather
2. Leaves changing
3. Pumpkin Patch trip
4. Halloween
5. Fall decorations
6. extra Starbucks trips
7. Thanksgiving
8. forcing my kids to watch the movie "The great pumpkin Charlie Brown"

8 Things on my wish list:

1. My husband being home more
2. My dad's cancer being GONE
3. My family staying healthy and safe
4. Traveling......a lot
5. My crazydaisy candle business to grow
6. Help single mom's
7. Buy a house in the mountains
8. My kids to be happy in life

8 People to tag:

1. Michelle
2. Lisa
3. French
4. Cherry
5. Heather
6. Jenny
7. Rue
8. Jessica

Friday, November 21, 2008


All I have to say is that the movie Twilight was AMAZING!!! It was everything and MORE than I was hoping for! I don't want to give anything away...I'm just saying that it was AMAZING...oh...I already said that! I cannot wait to go see it again!

Edward on the big screen....**sigh**

Friday Confessions.....

1. Taco Bell not once but TWICE

2. i was having a bit of road rage...i threw my arms up to a car. When i took a closer was my old choir teacher who I adored! I felt like an idiot.

3.I feel like I spent wayyyyy to much time on the computer. I think I am going to start making a schedule. This way the house wont be a disaster up until Friday. It's pretty bad when your 4 yr old says to me last night, "Mommy...are you just cleaning because daddy's coming home?"

4. I have learned that stupid financial decisions made in my early 20's DO catch up to you! One big mistake crept up on me on Wednesday. I am over it though....Yes I am over it.

***there was a big pause here....because I just spilled my entire cup of coffee on my self..nice..ugh***

5. Okay...back to my list. I bought a big bag of peanut butter cups and a big bag of kit kat to fill the jar in the kitchen. So much for Dr. Phil's "No fail environment"

6. I am taking the girls to get professional pictures tonight with my sister. Here is the confession portion...Allie is 18mon and this is her FIRST professional picture...i know it...I am ashamed!

7. Okay people...this confession is monumentally huge! I am taking my son (7th grader) out of school that I can go with my sister to see Twilight! Yes...I even called my mom and asked her if I could...I just felt like i needed her permission! But she said and I quote, "Melissa, never do things like that...and he is practically a straight A student, I think it will be fine" So there you gives me a thumbs I am so there! I do feel a little of lingering guilt...BUT considering I very rarely do anything for myself...I'm gonna splurge today! I will be there at 1:00pm with my sister...and huge tub of popcorn with huge Coke...and some sort of chocolate candy on the side!!! I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!! Edward here I come ***sigh***

...oh ya speaking of Edward. Last night in the car my son says, " listen it's Edward..he is on the radio doing an interview!" Then he asks, "you don't really LoVe him do you mom?" Oh lord...I think I may have taken my obsession too far!! lol

Okay everyone....I'm out. I have to get a million things done before I go pick up Michael EARLY! By the way he does not see this as a confession...he sees it as a TRUE blessing!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Thankfulls....

1. God

2. My husband Randy

3. My three brilliant kids

4. My sister, brother in law, mom and dad

5. I am so thankful that my husband will be home from work tonight until Sunday!! woo hoo

6. For the day with my sister tomorrow...watching Twilight...i seriously just started wiggling in my chair with excitement!!

7. My ability to stay focused and positive. I had a really bad day yesterday...and today...i am only looking forward and I am happy.

8. For my candle store. Making candles (quality awesome) candles is a new found passion of mine.

9. for coffee...always thankful for my coffee. Speaking of coffee...has anyone tried the new Hazelnut Biscotti coffee mate creamer?? Oh my so yummy!

10. For salted caramel hot chocolates with a shot of espresso from Starbucks....i will be getting one today! This will also be on my confessions again tomorrow!!

11. For is so awesome to interact with all of you, I am so very thankful for it!!

12. I am so thankful that I talked my husband into putting ALL of our Christmas decorations out this weekend!!! I cannot wait!!!

13. For this coming Sunday. My family is all coming over and we are going to EAT and play Wii ! That's what we do people...we EAT ...and we burn it off with the Wii !!! I love it

14. really good kisses

15. For KIND people

I hope that all of you have the most wonderful Thursday!!! SMILE