Babble Brain

Yeah, someone found my blog! I am a 32 yr. mother of three beautiful children and proud wife of my wonderful husband~ Matthew. I am blessed beyond my comprehension! I hope you too will be~ His gift is free if you receive. You have nothing to lose and all to gain! Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace that you are saved, through your faith -not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works, so that no one can boast.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Sorry for lack of update......

The girls, me , Maddi and Kenzie were deadly ill with the flu in the middle of summer!! Now that is sucky!!!! Praying Matt and Braeden dont get it!!! So far so good!! Posting soon!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Are They Being Serious??? $5700.00 For Braces!!!!!

MacKenzie went for a consult today for some very minor problems. Her dentist thought she should see an Ortho, so we did. For some very minor problems we were quoted $5700.00 and told she needs braces. Her teeth to look at , look beautiful, they are very straight except one tooth is rotated 40% and her bottom teeth have spaces and she has a class 2 overbite. What a rip off!!! I had braces 2x so I know all about it. She's only 11 though that seems young to start treatment. Needless to say we will be shopping around- $5700.00- WOW!!! Oh- it was $3000.00 after insurance- but still!!!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sorry for no update...

I dont have much to say right now but I will so you will have to wait. thanks for your patients!!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Did I mention I really dislike Hospitals (especially Toledo) and Dr.'s!!!!!!!!

Had a bit of chest pain last night and tried to ignore it but upon rising this morning it did not want to go away! To make a very LONG story short- I called my Dr. and she of course said you need to go right to the Er. Well I waited cuz I didnt want to go, but after telling afew people about it they all talked me into going. I figured it was maybe anxiety and didnt want to go. well I went and over 4 HOURS later returned home!! Did I mention I really dislike Toledo Hospital!!

According to them they say I have Pleurisy- which is the swelling-inflammation of the tissues that line the lungs and chest wall and the layers rub together cause alot of pain when you breathe!! Supposedly it can be bacterial or viral and are treating me like its viral which means you go home and take motrin.

So I could have just stayed home like I wanted to in the first place!!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ultrasound Today

Well I had my ultrasound today which is obviously no big thing but when I arrived I was mistaken that it was a big deal because they sent me to NUCLEAR MEDICINE!!! I thought why on earth do I have to go to NUCLEAR MEDICINE, do they have some special ultrasound for the thyroid? WHY am I in NUKE?

So they call my name and look at my order and discover the girl at registration told me to go to the wrong spot- she thought I was having an Uptake and Scan- which is in Nuclear Med.

Thank God- I was a little nervous.

So the girl does my ultrasound and says," I'm going to NEED you to stay right here, I need the Radiologist to take a look at this!!" So I again begin to FREAK OUT!! I have had many ultrasounds and its always, "Ok your Dr. will have the results in a few days". NEVER has it been hang on I NEED the radio. to look at this!!! So I begin to think the worst-

Oh No, they found something and they arent going to let me leave, then I tell myself well maybe this is something new that have you wait, No, I tell myself again- start worrying it's bad news, No its ok. Back and forth, back and forth.

Then I think- Satan, you can leave now, I dont remember inviting you to my appointment, so just leave NOW!!!

A few more minutes pass and she comes back and says ok, your Dr. will have the results in @ 2 days. SO- it cant be that bad. My luck it will be normal which would be good but bad because then your back to square one- whats wrong.

Not that I want anything to be but yet you want something to be wrong so it can be fixed so your not labeled as crazy! But Im not crazy cuz my bloodwork says so.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

America's Got Talent

Anyone watch this show???
I caught the last 5 mins. which was all I probably needed. Some had talent and some REALLY had talent.


Therefore do not worry about tommorrow, for tommorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own.- Matthew 6:34

Well easier said than done, I have to daily remind myself that worry is from satan and not from the Lord.

And when is it worry or educating yourself to be prepared for what is ahead??

I do not have the best of luck with Dr.'s . I have spent years educating and self diagnosing myself, to go back to the Dr. and say " don't you think maybe it could be this or this?" I thought that is why they get paid the big bucks but anymore it seems you have to have an idea of what might be wrong with you so you can help the Dr. with their job.

I think I may someday go back to the medical field because Dr.'s FRUSTRATE me and most people that I know!!!!

My Dr. calls me out of the blue and says you have to go for a thyroid ultrasound, your thyroid is running high and we cant get it regulated and dont know why. And then you need to go to an Endocrinologist.

So I investigate why you would have to have a thyroid ultrasound- infected thyroid, enlarged, cystic, cancerous, growth on it.

So I ask myself am I getting paranoid and thinking too much or am I educating myself so I know what they will be talking about. But once you look info up its hard not to think about it and if you go in ignorant well you leave not knowing what they are talking about!!

Then the endocrinoligst calls to make me an appt. in SEPTEMBER!!!!

My Dr. says you CANT wait till Sept. so they get me in with another Dr. and then tell me well we dont really like this Dr. but go and see what they say and we may have to send you for another opinion.

So Im really looking forward to going to aDr that my Dr is not thrilled with, and wasting tiime and money,but I need to see someone soon and there are only a handful of endorcinolgosit around.

So I keep telling myself dont worry but when your symptom list is growing its hard not to think the worst.

So I go for my ultrasound tommorrow and to the endorinolgist next wed. so hopefully I will know something then and not leave more frustrated.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I did something seriously wrong!!!

I was trying to add the counter and something went really WRONG!! So I changed my template- I think I like it. I am determined to figure this Blog thing out so I keep messing around but messing up!!

This is for you Annonymous!! You know who you are!!

It was brought to my attention annonymous people could not comment and they did not want to reveal themselves- I can understand that. I am looking forward to their comments so I changed my settings and also got rid of the ridiciouls LONG word verf. that only shows up so LONG on my blog!! Let me know if you have any problems!! I still dont know how to add other blogs on the side!!! Sorry.

Hey- A Great Big Happy Birthday to Mr. Adam!!!!!

Hope your birthday is a Blast- Happy Birthday Adam!!!

Cell Phone vs. The Bible

I got this in an email thought I'd pass it on...

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bibles like we treat our cell phones?

What if we carried it around in our purse or pocket?

What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it?

What if we flipped thru it several times a day?

What if we used it to recieve messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it as we traveled?

What if we used iti in case of an emergency?

What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?

Something to make you say Hmmmm.... Where is my Bible??

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Would you laugh or Cry?? Click to enlarge

What would you do??
I would laugh for a split second-
Scream and yell
Then cry and cry some more, not knowing what to do next.

Not like you can spank them, send them to their room or corner or to bed.

This would be like my kids- thank God its not!!

What would you Do??????? Honestly?!

Redneck Grilling or Creative?? I kinda think Creative!

Fridays storm-

Fridays storm started @ 4:00. I dropped the kids off at guitar lessons, came back home to still try and plan our date, we rarely go out so we cherish our time and were looking forward to seeing each other and wanting to do something different so we wouldnt be dissappointed ( thanks a bunch, we loved all the date ideas). So as Im on the computer still planning, but plans had to start changing due to the weather, I look outside and see our 3 very expensive trees we just purchased and planted LEANING almost touching the ground- NO JOKE_ IM SERIOIS they were about 2ft from touching ground!! Then the power goes out and stays out so I call Matt (hes out running errands) He tells me he just got side swiped in his car, he cant talk now.

So we call mom tell her we are not going out, she says go ahead go just bring us the kids since you have no power. Well Maddi is very hard to watch unless at our house. She is a 20 mo. ADHD baby with emphasis on the H- HYPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Matt is replanting the trees in t he pouring rain, then he calls our buddy who is storing our generator, of course he's not home!!! He tells us how we might be able to get into his garage after checking 100 keys. They never lock anything but started that day due to some breakins- of course, our luck!!! So Matt lifts the ridiouliously heavy generator by himself to find out it WONT start!!! To make an even longer story short we got it to run for @ 1/2 hour to drain our sump before we flooded, we had @ 4 inches till we overflowed- due to no power. And of course the power people know NOTHING!!!!

Ok we drain the sump , Matt changes his clothes for the 4th time that day and off we go on our date- no idea where to eat and its 8:00!!!!! We head to Rosies Italina Grille- Very cute place!!! We decide they are quite expensive and we were sitting in mosquito land outside!!! So embarrassing we get up and leave and head to Outback where we ALWAYS go but its always good!! I order a boring cheeseburger that disappoints me and we head home to still find our generate wont work after hours of trying, power people still dont know when it will be on and our sump is 2 inches form overflowing.

It is now 1230 we head back to our buddys to get his generator and at 100 the power comes on. We also had to hook up to our neighbors house like they do in the hood for power. All of our neighbors behind us in Village Meadows had power!!! Everyone in front did not!!

And meanwhile talking to mom to see if Maddi is ok- she is not she will NOT sleep!!! 1030 and she is still awake ruling over everyone!! Praise the Lord she did finally crash. After unplugging and claeaning everything up we ended our wonderful date by crashing at @ 230.

So all our planning and it didnt help. What was the Lord trying to tell us???

I think he wanted us to pray harder- the first time I prayed the generatoe worked the times following it did not. I think maybe we were suppose to enjoy the quite and lack of power, but instead we worked our butt off trying to get power and failing at it, we wasted our time and ruined our date.

It is easy to see why people dont believe in God- I found myself asking God why dont you want my husband and I to enjoy a very needed date together? Why wont you make this generate work? Why are you making my husband work so hard- he worked so hard to first plant these very heavy trees and had to replant them?? Why ? We have all this time, kids are at moms overnight . I know he doesnt give us more than we can handle but why does he push us to limit of exhaustion and hatred?? And why do thing like this always cost us a small fortune?? We have to fix the generator, buy a back up kit etc. etc.?

I know we are suppose to learn something here- did we? Im not sure?

Our date was ahorrible, horrible disaster- details will be coming!!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Keep the date ideas coming you have until 5:00 so hurry!!!

The Lord taught me a little lesson today-

Well, I was on my way to work when I glanced down at my gas gauge and to my surprise I had below a 1/4 tank of gas, so I recalled hey- I got gas last night and I remember I spent $50 on it cuz Kenzie commented"$50 MOM!!". So I was quick to point fingers and judge- I quickly assumed the temperance gang siffened (sp!!!) it out!! So I immediatley called home and woke Matt to go check his tank cuz he just filled up too!! Thats all I could think @ at work is I want revenge on these punk kids (They have done this numerous times). Well when I left work my gauge was a little higher. So Shame on me, shame on me!! But Praise the Lord it was my gauge and not siffened out!!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Pretty soon she'll be teaching me!!!

How am I doing Duckman?? At least 9 new posts- I guess I deserve it after harrassing all you bloggers.

Going on a date Fri. HELP!!!!!!!

Any ideas out there on a date night?? We must be getting old- we look so forward to time alone together and then it's very overrated- it goes so fast and we feel like we had no time.

We do the usual decide for @ hour where do you want to eat? I dont care where do you want to eat- blah, blah, blah.

Then we go to a movie and have no time to talk to each other or we run errands- shop, which horribly bores him!!

Then its over and we are sad cuz we feel like we barely had time together. We enjoy being together but away from home with no kids what do we do thats something different?????

Makin Music at COSI

Kenzie and I on the High Wire at COSI- Really no big Deal!!!

Real Leopard Skin

Adam- how can you not like the zoo??

The Buppy's loved Kenzie!!!

The Zoo- Maddi Loved, hugged, kissed and Talked to all the Buppy's (Puppy's) She doesnt know her animals yet. everything at the zoo was a Buppy to her

Grilled- Ray Ramano and Kevin James

Grilled- Anyone see this way boring, stupid movie?? I cant believe we sat thru the whole thing. I guess we were waiting for it to get better- it doesnt. I knew it was an independent film so I dont even know why I rented it. I really like Kevin James and did you know they are best buds? They golf together too, they should have made a movie about golf instead. It wasnt even funny and just STUPID?? ANYONE????

16 Blocks - Pretty Good Movie, finally a movie with a decent ending.

I thought it was pretty good, anyone see it- what did you think?

Monday, July 10, 2006

Yummy Salad!! I LOVE LOVE Salads!!!

Romaine Lettuce



Blue cheese crumbles

Red Onion



Pita chips

Cut in little or big pieces- whatever you like

Mix with Red Wine Vinergertte Dressing (Wishbone Brand)
when ready to eat- even stays aday or two in fridge.

Love It!!!

RV~ Robin Williams

Did anyone see this movie yet? We took the kids to see it and thought it was cute. Quite comical if you camp at all. It's about what our camping trips are like ,that is why we no longer own a camper- tho we do like to camp. Every time we camp we have a small disaster or it pores buckets of rain on us. We did have a very beautiful weekend this past weekend staying at a friends trailer on a small lake in Hillsdale, MI. Only problem was baby Maddi was not a happy camper- she is way to little to be taking places where so has to cooperate=- she was high maintence!!! We had a good time but will be awhile till we attempt it again with her being so small!!

Crocs- Water Clogs~ What do you think of them??

What do you think of these shoes?? They seem quite practical- foamy comfort if you buy a good brand -not hard plastic ones. You can wear them like slippers, or to the beach, they can get wet and are not slippery and dry quick. Everyone in my family bought some, even Maddi (hers are really cute on her). I wasnt sure about them so I did not join the family in their purchase. The kids loved them so much they wanted to know if they could wear them to bed! The boys bought black and the girls bought red.

Please leave you comments!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Headed to the Zoo!!

Headed to the Toledo Zoo tommorrow after work, check back for photos. We are on a marathon of fun for the whole 2 weeks Matt is on shut down. We get him for a whole 2 weeks out of 7 months. Yes- Im having a pitty party for myself- SO WHAT!!!

Kenzie and Braeden running the bases at the Mudhens game!!!

Another not so great photo--

Kenzie is in the back, Braeden is to the right int he navy. They had fun!!!

To answer all of Mr. Earls questions--
Yes we went to the game
Yes- sad they lost
Yes we saw good fireworks
Yes the kids ran the bases
We barely got sprinkled on- Praise God!!!
The food was outrageously expensive- of course
No foul balls caught by us, one came over us too high to even catch.
But they did take their gloves and were ready!!
It was a good time!
We also got to see amn propose to his new wife to be- that was sweet.

The Kids, their Dad and The Baseballs!!

Autographs with the Boys!!

Not a great picture, I know, but.....

The kids got every Autograpgh of the Mudhens players on their baseballs- it was pretty cool to meet them all. I didnt know they were so young! Im alittle behind on baseball- Ill get with it.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Experimenting with Fireworks setting on camera- Fireworks from Mudhens Game, Good but short and sweet!

Happy Happy July 4th ,2006 Have Fun, Be Safe and Have More Fun!!!


Still Waiting guys!

Im ready!!

Spittin like a real man!!

Baseball Braeden!!

Here is Braeden's Post!! Mr. Baseball, he lives, dreams and thinks of baseball all day long!! I Once told him he may not have practice one night for forecast of rain and storms. And the boy who hates storms says," Mom, you still have to play baseball even if its raining, you just have to slide in the mud, cuz that's what real baseball players do!" Well excuse me!! For 6 years old he was pretty darn good! He did quite a bit of catching it was so cute to see him in his squat hand behind his back, all serious. He loved that dad helped coach too and that he was on the Detroit Tigers team!! Love ya little buddy!!

I* will be updating

I will be updating, havent had much time. Adam please dont remove me like you did Cole. Does poor Cole even know he's been replaced??

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Headed to see the Mudhens Sun @ 6:30.

Kids can get autographs @ 5:15 and run bases after game followed by fireworks!

Should be fun and HOT!!!

Christian Festival tonight!!

Looking for something to do tonight??

Christian singer Natalie Grant will be at Calvary Assembly Of God,
5025 Glendale Ave. starts 7:30PM FREE with fireworks afterwards

Freedom fest 06
Cathedral Of praise 3000 Strayer rd. Maumee

Thousand Foot Krutch and David Phelps 5-10pm
also food family fun car show and rides and FIREWORKS $3 admission

Thinking @ going to one of them.