Friday, December 24, 2010

2010 (it's a bit lengthy!)

Gonna do our year in posts! I started off the year very pregnant!

Me and my husband have decided that they're not so sure about naming this little guy Josiah. We have no name picked out now. And since his birth is obviously going to happen in the next 2 weeks we are going to surprise everyone and announce his name after he's born! :o)

It sure is nice that we have our Good friends The Uprights to watch our Kiddos for us. Hopefully our kiddos are being their normal well bahved selves

Praise the Lord, Zachary Glen Shupperd has made his wonderful appearance. He has a full head of dark hair.

We had no running water when we got back from the Hospital. Got it thawed and the pipe at the well bursted. Got that fixed then the pipe going into the back bathroom busted and flooded. I waded through 4 " water that was taking my breath away to get that fixed. Everything is in working order now. Just what we got married for... LOL

I ( Dad) had to run Kathleen to the E.R. last night she was running a high fever and has an ear infection. She has a cough that is almost croup , they said she may have croup and they put her on anti-biotics. I got back in time to finish the plumbing last night.. WooHoo .... Life is a blast . Im so thankful that God has His hand on my wife and Kids. He sure is a good God. Its nice that Twylias mom is able to be here until Saturday to help out and be here for support. We all appreciate this special time we have. Life is just rushing by and I have to remember to keep taking pictures for all of these precious moments.

I am doing pretty good considering! We are home and baby's doing well also! So thankful that nursing is going well now too! I'm so thankful we were in the hospital and had access to a latation consultant who recognized his problem and we were able to get it fixed immediately! for those who aren't aware...He had a condition known as "tongue tied". His tongue was connected by skin underneath so that he couldn't lift his tongue or move his tongue forward. The ENT was able to clip it right there in the room. He can now latch on great and it is so much better for both of us! It was so bad that he really couldn't eat. PTL it was a easy problem to fix!

To all you mommies out there, join the fun and re-post this with how much your child(ren) weighed at birth: James Michael 7lbs 1oz., Jason 8lbs 2oz, Madison 7lbs 8oz, Makenzie 8lbs 8oz, Michelle 8lbs 4oz, Emily 7lbs 13oz, Kathleen 7lbs 10oz, and Zachary 7lbs 15oz

loves sitting here checking out FB with my little guy somewhat sleeping in my arms and smiling up a storm! He even laughs in his sleep! He is just the most precious little guy in the world! As Emily says "I luv Zach-ry!" :o)

Sick again!!! Another sinus/upper respiratory infection! Why, why, why??? I have had this since July! It keeps coming and going. I just want to be well again! I really hope none of my kids get sick again! Zachary's doing well!! Eating good and not having so much trouble latching on now. His sore under his tongue is almost gone!

would like to ask prayer for my family! My brother's best friend, who was married to my cousin and is the father of her little girl...was in a car accident last night and died. Please pray for us during this very sad time! having a sinus infection and crying make for a horrendous headache!

we are in town now, in a house with electricy, HEAT & WATER!!! YAY! It's quite miserable to be without power in the middle of nowhere with 8 children! Talk about stir crazy! We are so thankful that God worked things out for us! Providing a place for us to stay!

Are also grateful to our pastor for being the facilitator! It's always amazing how God works things out...such as a quick "yelling" conversation at a stoplight providing a place for us to stay! :o)

‎"Government takes from the needy and gives to the greedy" Ronald Reagan. James really likes this quote!

When our service for the Lord becomes so busy that we forget the Lord Himself, it is time to stop everything and simply seek Him.

We are finally back in our house! 12 days without electric, but we had a nice warm place to stay so it wasn't so bad! Now we just gotta get our house back in order, being here for 2 days without electric and coming to get things while we were staying in town has left quite a mess! Plus I was in the middle of laundry when the power went out...aahhh, Mt. Neverrest!

Madison turned 8! Had to celebrate her birthday in town, but had a good time!

why is it that when kids are tired and cranky and you know they need to go to bed and you're sooo ready for them to go to's still TWO hours til bedtime!?!?!

YES, I'm bored! I'm sitting here by myself waiting for James & the boys to get home. I needed something to occupy me:o)

Interesting blessing! When done shopping @ sam's club 2day I sat @ the tables w/the kids 2 wait for James. A man @ another table walked over & said he wanted 2 buy hot dogs for all the kids & for me & James! I said it wasn't necessary but he insisted! James went over 2 thank him & he said "it was so great to see a large family nowdays, so many people r having abortions!"

James and Jason and James M. and Jason are still laying down the laminate flooring in the dining room and hall! The girls room is torn up, and all over the house, so we can replace the carpet and the kids bathroom floor is waiting for grout! It's almost 2am and I'm exhausted! I will be so thankful when it's all done! James and the boys built my pantry last week too and it's awesome! I can finally find all my food!

I wonder...when I'm done having babies, how many diapers will I have changed? How many have I changed thus far? Why is it that when one is stinky the other thinks they need to be stinky too? I am so tired of changing diapers!!! Can you tell?:o) It's very weird changing a little boy diaper after changing girl diapers for the last 8 years! :o)

Boys on the roof, girls playing on the swings, baby sleeping in his it safe for me to take a shower??? :o)

Amazing how kids can sleep through things! There's a bunch of stomping, pounding, drilling and cutting noises above our heads right now and there are 3 little ones sleeping right through it! :)

Yay! I'm finally done sewing birthday quilts! Got birthdays Sat., Mon., & Wed.! I will be sooo sick of cake by then! :) Can't believe how fast they are growing up! (& old!:)

Everytime I think about posting my mind goes blank! What to post??? Kathleen's starting to talk up a storm, James Michael & Michelle & James have Bdays the next 5 days, my house is a disaster, LIFE is...Wow! I guess I'm too tired to think what it is! :)~

HMM, Something about Oklahoma and handymen...They get started, tear up your house, thereby, your LIFE, get halfway done and DISAPPEAR! This is why a job that should have been done in 2 days was started a week ago and is at a stand still! When James is done with the stuff outside he'll have to fix some things inside! :)

So whats worse, a contractor who gets 90% of the job done and quits but leaves you feeling cluttered. Or a person promising to get to your job and keeps you in clutter and hanging for 6 months. I HATE OKLAHOMA !!!

Yesterday was James Michael's 11th Birthday! He's a half inch shy of 5 feet now! Growing so fast...How will I ever keep up? Loves his new golf clubs and quilt. Michelle's is tomorrow...ugh, more cake! :)~

Why is it that when you ask a question & expect a simple answer, you get different answers? Making chicken n dumplins for Michelle, how long do you boil 2 whole (small) chickens? Bone in. 45 mins, 1 1/2 hr, 2-3 hrs! Which answer is right??? ♥ T

Zachary had his 2 mo check up today! He's doing great! Smiling and Talking up a storm! Growing like a weed! He is 23 1/4 in long and 11 lbs 6 oz! No wonder his carseat feels so heavy! :) ♥ T

20mo old little girls who have a messed diaper and have learned to undress themselves is a VERY BAD combination!!! :) ♥ T

Thrift stores are awesome! I got 5 pairs of like new carters fleece jammies for Kathleen for less than $2 each! She loves them! Keeps saying they're "see-ute!" Yes that stands for Cute! :) ♥ T

I told Michelle her birth story on her Bday, about the complications & such. So now she's telling everyone "I was gonna die when I was in mommy's tummy, but she prayed to God and He protected me like she asked, so I didn't die!" She's right I prayed HARD for my entire pregnancy and God is GOOD! She is alive and so precious to me! ♥ T

I was so disappointed when James reminded me that clocks going forward makes me lose an hour! :( I was all excited thinking I was getting an extra hr of sleep :P on spring forward! They should just do fall back twice a year!!! LOL!!! :) ♥ T

What shall I do today? Another migraine, which is thankfully fading. (thanks to tylenol, advil, & full throttle:) So to clean or not to clean that is my question :) LOL! I know I need to but I think I'd rather visit friends! Laundry can wait, it'll always be there when I get back anyways! :o) ♥ T

Wow, kids grow fast! Madison is suddenly a whole head taller than Makenzie! When did that happen?!! ♥ T

For my Savior, Jesus Christ, A new Facebook challenge...I am out to prove that my friends will repost this, I hope I am right!!! Let's lift up His name and make a statement!! When Jesus died on the cross He died for YOU and me. If you are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, copy and repost. I am not ashamed

Lovely...Kathleen just threw up all over her bed! Just what I need, puking girls! As if I don't have enough to do, let's add cleaning up puke! Especially @ night. It's no fun having to get up sleeping kids that just threw up & are covered in vomit & give them another bath! Wish sick people would stay home! & sanitize if they have to go out!

Thought I had dinner in the oven, doing good! Then I realized I forgot to put it in the oven it was sitting on top of it! I need more sleep! Zachary's sick now too so I guess I won't be getting much tonight either! :) 

Well, we had some very beautiful weather today! In the 70's, then just a bit ago a thunderstorm started up, POURing rain and hail, and in the morning it's supposed to start snowing! Oklahoma weather is never boring! And the weathermen really never know for sure what's going on! :) ♥ T

James told us the weather forecast and Makenzie, thinking I didn't hear, told me "we're gonna have rain and slash snow tomorrow!" She was very excited! When I asked her what slash snow was she told me it was "very soft snow!" She is so precious!!! ♥ T

‎(: ¡ǝןʇʇoɹɥʇ ןןnɟ ʎɯ ǝɯ ƃuıɹq oʇ ʎqqnɥ ɹoɟ ʇıɐʍ ʇ,uɐɔ 'pǝɹıʇ os ɯ,ı ¡ǝuop ןooɥɔs ƃuıʇʇǝƃ ♥ T

Ps. 127:3-5 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: :) NO we aren't expecting again (yet) But I think that verse is awesome! ♥ T

After our blizzard like weather on Sat. We have it back in the 70's today. The girls got to play outside...Then Kathleen came in covered head to toe in MUD!!! Sink bath and needless to say they all came in! LOL ♥ T

Conversation between Makenzie & Michelle..."renember when Nana took us a bath and made Kathleens hair stand straight up and not curl over?" "yeah, that was soo funny!LOL" (yes I spelled it the way they said it!) 

‎"We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts
not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the
Constitution." - Abraham Lincoln

Baby screaming, kids unbuckling themselves driving down the road, dragging 8 kids through wal-mart, car battery dying, being stuck in a parking lot...I'm tired! 

My kids are like mini tornadoes! They go into a clean room & when they come out it's a disaster area! :) I think they have too many toys! Gotta fix that, but how, I gotta have toys for 8 kids with an age range of 0-11. LOL Oh well, guess I'd better go and get started! ♥ T

Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were an hour old I would die for you. This is the miracle of life." Put this on your status if you have children you love more than life itself.... I LOVE MY CHILDREN xxxx :) James Michael, Jason, Madison, Makenzie, Michelle, Emily, Kathleen, & Zachary

Just to clarify...I am not complaining! I love my children and my life! There are of course things I would change, but at least I am happy! My children are wonderful, in spite of the difficulties in raising them:)

I do not like it, Uncle Sam, I do not like it, Sam I am. I do not like these dirty crooks, I do not like how they cook books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like this Speaker Man, I do not like this 'YES WE CAN'. I do not like this kind of hope, I do not like it nope! nope!... nope!"

I just LOVE getting on here and seeing all the comments and statuses of all my FRIENDS! Makes me smile, makes me laugh, makes me feel normal after a stressful day with nothing but childish conversation! LOL! Makes My Day! 

The girls were discussing where they were gonna live when they were "mommies". They were all picking CA or OK, when Emily pipes up "I'm gonna live in Wal Mart when I'm a mommy!" ROFL!!! Yes my darling girl thinks Wal Mart is a place on the map! She even had Madison show her where it was!

Poor Kathleen spends most of her days in prison (aka playpen) now! She is into EVERYTHING!!! diapers, wipes, sugar, flour, name it! 

☼ "♪♫ Oh, Happy day, when Jesus washed, washed my sins away! ♫♪" ☺ LoL ♥T,0,3077175.storyThis is right near us...I really did think it was actually a tornado...It felt like our house was going to be ripped to shreds! We had some hail the size of golf balls! It moved things that take a truck to move!

Talk about embarrassing...I literally fell out of a chair! The leg of the chair went down the vent and tipped me out! The girls all rushed over "are you ok mom?" I'm dying laughing! But man am I sore! Gonna have a bad bruise on my calf and backside :) lol (chair don't look so good neither!)

Poor Kathleen got her little thumb stuck in a water gun last nite! Thankfully we were able to break the gun and get it off! Her thumb was swelling on both sides of the gun so it was really STUCK! She is just too busy and into everything! :)

“It is the duty of the clergy to accommodate their discourses to the times, to preach against such sins as are most prevalent."-John Adams

If someone saw you today, looked @ your FB page, heard you talk, saw your clothes, knew what kind of movies you watched...would they know you're a christian? If you're not different, then what's the difference? Why be saved & go to church if it doesn't make you different?!! Just a thought! :)

Zachary laughed for the first time! :D I tickled him and he laughed! The girls thought it was great

Well, My poor little girls are getting sick now :( Think strep might be invading our home again! So I'm home with the girls, & James is at church with the boys! I think I'd like to go back to bed!!! :)

Kathleen got into a small but very strong smelling bottle of perfume! My whole house reeks! And even after 2 baths, 1 baking soda bath and slathering her with baking soda and lemon juice...She still stinks!!! This girl is such a stinkbug! (her nickname:) Into EVERYTHING!

You know you're in Oklahoma when you ask directions and the guy you ask draws you a map in the dust on his car!!! Lol!!! 

Conversation between 2 old men in a gas station "so ya think its gonna rain?" "yeah, probably will, has before." ROFL!!!

Why is that just becuase we have a large family people feel compelled to bombard us with obvious (dumb) statements? Wow u have ur hands full! R they all urs? Looks like the boys r outnumbered! How many r there? Ahhh, there r 8 yes they r all mine & duh i know my hands r full!

Poor makenzie! She lost another tooth! First one got punched out by her sister and this one got knocked out when her other sister pulled on the strap she had in her mouth! Being makenzie she of course got hysterical!!! Lol! And in the car both times! :)

Please copy and paste this to your status if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. People who need a smack upside the head affect the lives of many. There is still no known cure for someone who deserves a smack upside the head, except a smack upside the head, but we can raise awareness. :)

oh wow! Makenzie just had another nose bleed! Blood EVERYwhere! Don't know why she's the only one that gets them. Usually for no apparent reason. Just randomly, in her sleep most of the time. :( 

had a great time at the homeschool convention with all the ladies yesterday! 

I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY HATE SKUNKS!!!!! My house reeks again! Makes me feel nauseous! :( 

Kathleen likes the taste of mint gum, deodorant, desitin, conditioner, lotion, neosporin, oyster stew, jalapenos, and a bunch of other gross stuff! :o)

Gave the 5 girls a bath, cut James Michael's hair,boys toook their shower, just gotta give Zachary his bath, get everything ready for church, and put them all to bed! Then some peace :) I'm tired!

Just thought I'd let everyone know...James was the one playing farmville/town and he is no longer playing them. He's too busy working to provide for his family to waste time on silly games, LOL :) Sorry!

Just so I understand this...You pass the North Korean border illegally = get 12 yrs hard labor. You pass the Afghan border illegally = get shot. Forget your passports in other countries = get jail time. You pass the American border illegally you get a job, driver's license, allowance for a place to live, health care, and an education. What's wrong with this picture? 

I can't believe how hot it is already! Guess we're skipping spring this year and heading right into summer! :P

Guess we got another tummy flu! :P Michelle is throwing up and Emily & Madison aren't feeling good either. I hope this is only a 1 day thing!

WARNING! Facebook now automatically scans your brain through your monitor. To block, go to Kitchen Cabinets remove box of Aluminum Foil. Wrap foil around your head, stay calm & breathe through your left nostril. This is a serious problem & has been confirmed by my cousin's girlfriend's neighbor's son's baby mama and ...her pet chihuahua. Copy and paste as your status & SAVE YOUR FRIENDS!!!!

loves it! Makenzie wants to know why I'm always laughing at the computer! LOL 

True friends can go long periods of time without speaking and never question their friendship and pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been........ REPOST if you are lucky enough to have at least one.

Emily's singing in the car..."Jesus, Jeeee-SUS fight that squirrel! Jesus, Jeee-SUS fight that mouse! Jesus, Jeee-SUS fight that kangaroo!" She went on singing that, very loudly, all the way to town switching animals each time! The boys were laughing hysterically! Kids! The things they think of!

Happy Mother's Day to all my mommy friends! Hope you all have a great mothers day

babys cryin', sick kids, no sleep, dirty house...I think this is gonna be a long day! Wish I could go back to bed :)

I'm off to change a stinky diaper (YUCK!) and wash some wool diaper covers! :) Hope every one is havin' as much fun as me :P LOL

Emily burned her wrist! :( Spilled boiling broth on it and her quick thinking older brother (James Michael) grabbed her and stuck her hand under cold water! Thankfully doesn't seem to be a 3rd degree! Hurts though!

‎-You cannot help that a bird dumps on your head, but you have total control over how long you let it stay there. -Pasto...r Funny, but so true! You cannot always prevent someone from doing you wrong, but you can control yourself from bitterness and allowing it to discourage you.

88° Feels Like: 97° Wind: From SSW at 23mph gusting to 35mph Local Alerts for Ninnekah Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tornado Watch Significant Weather Advisory! Weird! Yesterday the high was 62°!

Zachary had his 4 month check up today! I can't believe he's already 4 mos old! He is 25.5 inches long and weighs 14 lbs (13lbs15oz)! He's very healthy and growin' up fast! :)

Awesome! Jason just came running in "there's a tornado and it's coming our way!!!" Pictures to follow soon! :)

We are definitely a family that loves storms! Good thing too, cause they would be terrified if they didn't love 'em! The lightning is awesome! The thunder is so loud it is shaking our house like an earthquake! Love it! 

LOL Makenzie lost another tooth! It's been loose for awhile but she didn't want it pulled! She finally said Jason could pull it for her :) He did and she got hysterical! Silly girl! So now she only has 4 more siblings that need to help her get a tooth out! 

Ps. 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

finds it very odd that her children put movies on in spanish or french! Ever watch Curious George in french? It's very funny

There's nothing happier/sadder/harder than seeing your little one's hearts break when they realize everything that Jesus went through for them to be saved!!! Ahh, the tears of joy! Praise the Lord for our Salvation! :)

made Pumpkin Belgian waffles from scratch with homemade whipped cream for dinner! Kids loved it! I hate pumpkin so I settled for a chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting, strawberries, and a chocolate drizzle! So yummy! Cake auctions are a good/bad thing! :)

Kathleen's got a fever and crouping again! So gave her some tylenol and put her to bed. Hopefully she'll feel better when she wakes up. Poor thing!

On a positive note...I love getting on here and seeing all my friends/family's posts! They make me smile, laugh, cry, they encourage me, inspire me, lift my spirits, and keep me in touch with everything going on in their lives! I love y'all!!! 

was at the ER with James Michael til 1:30am! We got there at 9:30! Chickasha's ER is SO SLOW!!! He fell yesterday while wrestling and hurt his arm...the dr said he couldn't see anything, it could be a hairline fracture, but he definitely hurt the muscle...Wrapped his arm and sent us home. I'm exhausted! Zachary isn't feelin good so I didn't get any sleep! 

Kathleen is so sweet! She spilled her water on my arm, so she cleaned it off with her SHIRT!!! :)

I think I need to get a suture kit so I can just sew up minor major cuts myself :) Had to use a butterfly on Kathleen's toe...It was a really bad, deep, angled cut... 

Praying Friends: Please continue in prayer for my sister's sister in law, Rosemary (she's been fighting Lymphoma Cancer), had another scan today and there is still cancer. She will have to under go more chemo and be on heart medication (this much chemo can damage it).

The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children! ~taken from a friend~♥T

Poor Zachary is teething :( He is not happy about it either! Hopefully the teeth'll come in quickly!

Thinks it's not fair to have so much gray when I'm so YOUNG!!! :) 

another sinus/ear infection! Do you know that a sinus infection can make your teeth hurt! :( Today's Verse: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." [Hebrews 12:2]

Sinuses are still bad :( I am so sick of getting sinus infections! Guess my immune system must be shot. Hope it goes away soon, I can't be on antibiotics again.

Just looked out my back window to see the neighbor taking advantage of the not really cooler but no sun and spraying for weeds! Which means no weeds for him and allergies/sickness for us :( maybe thats why we're all sick now! :p

Makenzie has pink eye! She looks so terrible, poor thing!

Zachary is 5 months old today!!! His first tooth broke thru today! Yay! Now hopefully his other one will break thru quickly so he can stop being cranky!

Why are there so many ticks this year?!! The girls keep getting them and they don't even play outside! Yuck! I hate ticks!!

just called to put minutes on my prepaid cell phone and when I got off called it to talk to James...someone else answered! They put the mins on the phone number I used to have!!! I told them I needed to reactivate, apparently she didn't "understand". Now I have no mins and someone else has unlimited for the next 30 days!

What is on my mind?...SLEEP! But I can't, because once again, I'm a chicken when it comes to going to sleep without my husband in the house! Every little noise scares me to death!!! :)

I am amazed! There are actually some honest people out there! The person whose phone I put minutes on accidentally, actually called and told the company to reverse the charge!

Kathleen smashed her finger in the door today, Michelle's black eye is starting to go away, Madison is still bruised & walking funny, Makenzie's got a sore throat & headache, Emily says she's 5 sick (that's alot :),I'm getting another sinus/ear infection, and Madison threw up tonite! What will tomorrow bring? 

The boys collection! Snakes frogs grasshoppers tarantulas spiders etc...

As we were walking out to the car from the store Emily was walking next to me and said "look mom I'm walking in your shadow!" :) I looked down and she was! She's so cute!

Greatest man in History, is named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him healer. He had no army, yet kings feared him. He won nomilitary battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime,...yet they crucified him. He was buried in a tomb, yet he lives today. Repost if you believe in your heart to be true.

thinks kids are just too cute! The girls turn the piano on and spin in circles! Kathleen says "nigh, night" every time you give her a kiss! Zachary thinks it's hysterical when Makenzie jumps in front of him saying "boinga"! 

Zachary makes it very difficult to change him! :) He grabs my arm, wraps both his legs around it and then hugs it with both his arms! Thinks it's so funny! Very difficult for me to move :) 

Did you know that if you don't get your body wet (just step in and get your legs wet) then you aren't actually in the pool? Hmmm...Me either! Kids! LOL...I guess they don't realize I was 11 once! :)

always remember when you use your food processor to take the blade covers OFF the blades! Not only does it make your machine jump, it'll ruin your whole batch of whatever! (salsa in my case :) And I have the biggest processor available! That was alot of salsa down the drain! (literally!)

Due to our garden being made up of Tomatoes! We are having lots of tomato stuff! Yesterday it was Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, tonight is homemade spaghetti sauce! Yummy! Also got a good amount of salsa made! (no blade covers to worry about anymore :) As soon as we get enough tomatoes I'll be making/canning tomato sauce!

Praying friends: Please remember to pray for Averie Grace, as she is having her open heart surgery tomorrow. Please pray for her Daddy & Mommy (Don & Angie Mauck), and family during the weeks to follow with her recovery.

♫Hi-ho the cheerio, the boys are gonna lose! Hi-ho the cheerio, the girls are gonna win!♫ LOL the girls new song!

thinks that it stinks being sick, again! What is causing all these infections?!! We got ear infections spreading through our house! Not Fun! At least we had some fun at the fireworks tho! :) Guess I'm gonna go through my house with a can of Lysol, and some bleach tomorrow! 

Wow! Time Flies! My little Kathleen is 2! She is getting so big! She is so ornery, sweet, and cuddly! Into everything, thinks she's a big girl, and has an "Irish" temper! So blessed to be her mommy! I Love my little Stinkbug! :) Happy Birthday Kathleen! 

wants to say so many different things that nothing comes to mind! :) I'm tired! Staying up til 4am isn't conducive to having energy! LOL

It really never ends! Sickness in a large family that is! If one person gets it we all will! And when you have more than one thing going around...We're playing a rousing game of "I Spy" and thoroughly enjoying our sick selves! :)

Word to the wise...If you drop a 2 quart plastic container filled with liquid from 5 ft off the ground...It will break and fly EVERYWHERE! As Jason learned last night (obey mom when she says no), Don't ever drop the soy sauce! We're still finding it everywhere! All over the kitchen and dining room! :) 

Zachary gives the greatest hugs/snuggles! Kathleen loves Piglet and is always cupping her hand next to her mouth and calling him! Emily is now referring to herself as "Emily" ie...She climbed in my lap and said "Mom, Emily is sitting in you lap!" I love my children! They make me laugh, smile, happy! 

“The desire to appear broad-minded is one not easy to overcome, for it is rooted in our ego and is simply a none-too-subtle form of pride. In the name of broad-mindedness many a Christian home has been opened to literature that sprang not from a broad mind, but from a mind little and dirty and polluted with evil.

James Michael's knee is bothering him again! It hasn't had any problems in months, and it just started hurting out of the blue today. Only it's his left knee not his right?! It is very frustrating because they did every test they could and found nothing. The only test that showed anything was the one that showed that there was an inflammation.

‎"Isaiah 40:11, "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young." He knows it is hard, he knows that we will grow weary but he will lead us and feed us and keep us. Motherhood is trying, wearing and exhausting to no end but it is also the most rewarding,fruitful, blessed job in this whole world!"

Poor Emily had a life lesson tonight...Make sure your finger isn't in your mouth when you bite your ice chip!...OUCH!!! She made it bleed! :(

Emily said Zachary can talk now :) She said He told her he liked her :D

Zachary had his Dr. appointment today and he officially weighs...16 lbs 6oz!!! My little chunky monkey! :)

Ahhh...The breakfast of champions! Protein bar and a Mountain Dew!!! :)

really doesn't like kiddos throwing up everywhere! And that's what I got up to...Puking little ones! :P I really hope this goes through and runs its course FAST!!!

I've now changed 3 stinky diapers, plus some wet ones, cleaned puke 4+ times, cleaned the toilet, started laundry, put kids down for naps,got the 2 that aren't sick and laying down doing chores and now it's time for me to take a nap :) I'm worn out already and the days not even really started!

just so you all know...It is VERY painful to kick an excersaucer! :P It really stinks having the Dittman Klutz Gene!!! LOL

Absolutely unbelievable!!!! Our electricity went out for absolutely NO reason!!!! So Ridiculous! No storm, no falling trees, no ice storm! Pathetic!!!

I wonder if "they'd've" is a real word?!! ;) LOL Guess this is what living in Oklahoma does to you! Y'all have a great day now, ya'hear!

Kathleen is really starting to talk alot...She is still saying yes for no though...So when you ask if she's done eating she says "no"...So I changed tactics..."are you all done?" she burped and pushed herself away from the table!!!! I guess that means yes! LOL

I love the way kids hear things "wrong"! Can you guess what song this is? ♪♫Idiot, Idiot, marching off to fight, pitcher in his left hand, trumpet in his right♫♪

‎2 Chron. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wealth - any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband. H.L. Mencken

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy earning it. Edgar Watson Howe

The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. Mad Magazine

‎"Your money, or your life." We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does. Mignon McLaughlin

When I cannot understand my Father's leading, and it seems to be but hard and cruel fate, still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading God is working, God is faithful - only wait! ~Unknown~ Life is a bit overwhelming right now...God is in control!

Well Zachary has pneumonia. Poor thing! Hopefully he'll get better quickly!

sleep is on my mind! I start a steroid pack tomorrow. I really hope it helps! I can't keep going like this! Sinus infections repeatedly and I'm so exhausted I can't get off the couch!!!

‎"Of course, much of the world would agree that being a housekeeper is acceptable as long as you are not caring for your own home; treating men with attentive devotion would also be right as long as the man is the boss in the office and not your husband; caring for children would even be deemed heroic service for which presidential awards could be given as long as the children are someone else’s and not your own."

It's standard policy around here...If I open your fruit snacks, I get a red one! LOL

I think the steroids are definitely helping but I felt so good yesterday I over did things a bit. So today was kind of a stay on the couch day. At least the house didn't get completely trashed again! :)

Money saving tip...Smash your toilet paper roll, so that the cardboard in the center isn't circular anymore, before you put it in the holder. Don't know exactly why, but it definitely works! And with 5 girlies in the house, definitely necessary!

If you have a sister who has made you laugh, wiped your tears, hugged you tight, watched you succeed, saw you fail, cheered you on and kept you strong, copy and paste this to your status. Sisters are promise that we will have a forever friend! Repost if you have an AMAZING sister! I have the BEST! Katerina ♥ya!

My kids have been playing "PIT" for most of the day...wonder what school credits that would be??? Math, Agriculture, Business, Social Interaction...Hmmm...LOL

Conversation last nite...James Michael says "I really like the beginning and middle of this song!" Jason replies "Of course, there isn't anything else to like, there's no ending." This boy seriously cracks me up!

BOYS!! The first thing Zachary did after he was born was to "mark" me! Every time he takes a bath, he "marks" me! I am definitely "his"! LOL : )

Got to go church today! We were actually early and weren't stressed to get out the door! Yay, PTL! Got a sweet phone call from my niece, Anna, on my way to church ;) Had good services at church! Got home and had a good lunch! (my beans didn't burn! Yay!) Gonna try to get some rest and going back to church tonight! It's a Great Day!

 I like the question it raises too! "This makes me wonder: If you get a vaccine in order to protect yourself from a particular disease, why are you worried about being exposed to that disease through an unvaccinated person?"

Is it that I have so many kids or I watched so many movies as a kid? I got kid movie sayings on my brain! To Pris...Just keep tryin', just keep tryin', that's what we do we try! (ok I changed to words a bit, but hey it works! LOL) : )

OK...what is it about kids in their cribs finger painting with their diaper contents? So gross! And if they eat Fruit Loops it's neon green too! Makes it extra special! :P

Prayer Request~My very good friend Shanna's son Justin, is being taken to the ICU in Sacramento, CA. They think he might have severe Type 1 Diabetes. Pray for him and the family. They just had a baby a few weeks ago, so this is going to be difficult for her!

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will leadthem in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness lightbefore them.
Isaiah 42:16 (KJV)

So thankful for family! Especially for family who listens to the Lords' leading!

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Funny just discussed this verse last night and I got it in my email this morning! God is Good!

The boys and their cousins (Ariah & Annika) Made chocolate chip cookies. Lunch is almost ready. The men are getting things fixed. Things are lookin' up! : ) PTL!!!

Please pray for my friend Laurel Padillo Dalzell son Gavin he is down to 8.8 lbs diagnosed with Failure to thrive. He is 8 months old. He is in the hospital and they have discovered a UTI and that his calcium levels are double the highest safe levels. He's on antibiotics for the UTI.

Finally got my diapers done, put 'em on Craigslist. Yay! Hopefully they'll sell quickly! I could use the extra cash right now!

Happy Birthday to the Best sister ever! You're awesome! I love you, wish you were here so we could share our "days" together......All my kids say Happy Birthday too! :0)

Thank you ALL for the birthday wishes! I had a very good day! My kids were sweet, telling me happy birthday and trying to give me presents...James took me to Mimi's Cafe...Yummy carrot bread! ♥ y'all!

We haven't really gotten in to school full swing, so I try to incorporate schoolish type things throughout the day. Today at the eye dr. they had a video playing about eyes, so I said "cool you guys watch it & that'll be your science lesson" Makenzie wanted to know why she had to watch it for her "sinus infection"!!! ROFL! She cracks me up!

Michelle says to me "My life is gonna be miserable forever!"...Why? Because I made her wear a pair of her sisters jammies that were a bit too big! LOL...Her life is ruined!!!! I'm such a mean mommy! : ) My kids crack me up!

‎"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." 1 Timothy 4:1 KJV

Well, we didn't get much done today, but we had ALOT of fun playing spoons! Getting ready to start school now. Good day though!

Really getting sick of this! The slightest wind knocks out our electric! It's really quite absurd since we have a $300-$500 bill every month. Getting that much they should have no prob keeping it on for us!

James gets up this morning & Emily says "Hi Dad, maybe it's snowing outside!" ??? children's random thoughts!!! LOL

‎"Make sure your words and actions are Christlike, Quit being stubborn, Admit when you're wrong, Stop whining and complaining, Do what you know is right CONSISTENTLY!" ok...sorry...had to give myself a pep talk :) I figured saying it on FB is better than talking to myself...which I do quite a bit :)

♫ If you could see what I once was, If you could go with me, Back to where I started from, then I know you would see, The miracle of Love that took me in it's sweet embrace, and made me what I am today, A Sinner Saved By Grace!♫ So glad He's still working on me too!

UPDATE:: Good news today, Gavins calcium is just above 13. They think his difficulty breathing and accelerated heart rate are due to dehydration. It is really easy for him to get dehydrated because of his little cold and the diuretic he is on for his kidneys. He is allowed to eat now and everything is getting back to normal.

"I have often wondered why it is that the conservatives are called the “right” and the liberals are called the “left.” By chance stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
Ecclesiastes 10:2 (KJV)“A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.” Yep, that’s it!"

UPDATE:: Gavin is doing better today, his calcium is down more,(they are using a different scale to measure it. It should be 1.1 or 1.2, it is 1.4) he was vomiting more last night, but it could be just because he has a cold and is choking some when he coughs. He had a good appetite this morning, so hopefully no more barfing.

Everyone's not feeling well again :( I hope we're feeling well enough to go to church tomorrow!

Another day of everyone layin' on the couch watching movies...My throat feels awful! Whatever this is seems to be making its rounds, only 3 left to get it. It doesnt seem to be lasting long tho, which is good! Hopefully we'll be done soon!

Poor Zachary, so doesn't feel good :( Just fussing no matter what we do. Hate it when little ones don't feel good. He thinks he wants to eat constantly but just fusses when he does. He definitely isn't gonna loose weigh being sick though :) Hope he gets better soon!

Wow, what a long, but good day! Got pretty much everything done I wanted to. The house is a mess : ) My kids are feeling better, except Zachary who's being a pill right now and the day is finally over! The kids are watching Nanny McPhee and then heading to bed. And James & I will be going into unwind mode! : )

A great woman has gone home today! Please pray for comfort for our family : ) My great Grandmother passed away.

Sad day when my friends check out my other friends on my list and can't tell that they're saved! : ( So much conviction lately about FB...Such un-Godly behaviors from saved people, it's difficult to be on here and see it! Makes me very sad!

BROTHER'S WEEK..... If you have a brother ( Michael Dittman ) who has made you laugh, Pulled your hair, Stuck up for you, Drove you crazy, Hugged you, Watched you succeed, Saw you fall and Picked you back up. Cheered you on, Made you strong, and you can't do without..Copy and paste this to your status!!

Well after spending 2.5 hrs at the ER we still don't know if James Michael's foot (his big toe and right below it) is broken...the dr sent us home cause there were so many people in front of us! Stuff like this only happens in Chickasha! So he's got it elevated with ice. : (

♫♪ I am on the winning side, I am on the winning side, out in sin no more will I abide, I've enlisted in the fight for the cause of truth and right, Praise the Lord I'm on the winning side!!!!!!! ♪♫

Please put this on your status if you know or are related to someone who suffers from stupidity. People need to understand that stupidity is real and should be taken seriously. You could be sitting next to a sufferer right now. There is still no known cure for stupidity and sympathy does not help. But we can raise awareness. 93% won't copy and paste this because they don't know how to copy and paste!

We have made it safely to Cali! Don't know for sure how long me and the girls will be here. Can't wait to see all my CA friends : )

‎"Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression & Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife." These two verses really jumped out at me today! Life's too short for feuds! "James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers AT home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Well...I'm off to eat some pasketti as we call it : ) Wish this headache would quit coming and going and stay away!!!

Very tired, but had a good day. My sister-in-law took my mom and I to "Tea" today. Was really fun, and relaxing, since there were no kiddos demanding attention : ) Now to finish washing my diapers and hopefully get ALOT of sleep tonight!

So tired! Teething babies are no fun! Gonna get him up in a sec, change and feed him, and then we're off to Katerina's! Fun day ahead! :)

You may be the first Bible someone will read! ♫ Do you know, oh christian, you're a sermon in shoes ♫

 "Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee..."

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS work the streets day & night to keep us safe, leaving their family to care for yours. So far in 2010 there have been 123 officers killed in the line of duty. That's 123 people who can never kiss their wife, husband, significant other, parents or kids again. This is Officer Apprieciation Week. (repost if you are an Officer, love an Officer, or apprieciate an Officer)

‎"Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." It's amazing that weather is in the Bible and that it still holds true today!

Please pray for Zachary and Kathleen! They both have croup. Zachary is really bad though! It comes on so sudden, it's very scary! He's not been feeling too great lately due to teething (5+ teeth coming in at once) and this on top of it...

Another mostly sleepless night...Got 4 sick now. Emily and Michelle joined ranks. Thankfully they're just coughing at night, but that means I don't get much sleep between all the barking! : (

I'm sooo tired! I'm going to be a "bad" mom and put a movie on for the kids and I'm gonna fall asleep on the couch! We'll see how that goes! LOL... Probably won't get much sleep, but maybe some rest?

Got some rest (not much though) and now I am going to feed my STARVING children and put the hysterical ones down! (for a nap that is :D )

Today is Jason's 10th Birthday! He is growing so fast! It seems like it was just the other day I was bringing him home from the hospital! He was just a happy, contented baby and is now quite the ornery little brother : ) So glad God blessed me with him, I love him to pieces!

Let the vomiting begin!!!........ Nice huh? First croup, now this : P Being a mom is not so enjoyable when little ones are puking : ( Hopefully this will pass quickly!

PRAYER REQUESTS: My friends 9 yr old daughter (Becca) had heart surgery this morning. She has tachycardia, but I'm not sure what the surgery was exactly for. My mom's friends mother is very close to death (pray for comfort during this time). My grandma's boyfriend has cancer throughout his body. He is very sick. Pray for comfort and salvation. Comfort for our family members my great grandma and uncle died recently.

Well, we woke up to Jason puking! So needless to say we didn't leave! I don't know when we'll be leaving now. : )

We're on our way home. Going through the Mojave Desert right now. 8 kids and 1600+ miles, Fun Fun!!! Had fun visiting all my family and friends! See you all again soon hopefully! : )

We stopped in Needles, CA for the night and now we're on our way again. In AZ now. Stopping for gas and then we're off! Second star to the right and straight on til morning! : )

We are home, safe and sound! So glad to be out of the car! Woke up this morning to James Michael making french toast for everybody. He is such a wonderful son! Now on to this house that was hit by a tornado while I was gone... (not literally of course :)

Well, so far I've gotten all 3 bathrooms cleaned/sanitized, the living room, dining room, entry and laundry cleaned and swept/vacuumed. Got laundry going. Still haven't unloaded any of the car. :( Lots yet to do. My back is killing me! Now what to fix for dinner?

Yay! I get an extra hour of sleep tonight!!! Thanks everyone in FB world for posting and reminding me :) 
I don't think my kids got the message that they were supposed to go to sleep an hour early ;)

Mollycoddling milksops! Love it! Let's raise our sons to be MEN not sissy mama's boys!

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. JESUS CHRIST 2. THE ARMED FORCES...One died for your SOUL, the other for your FREEDOM! God Bless America!!!

Changing out some clothes. Winter's setting in, FINALLY! My girls are so excited about all the "new" clothes! Carrying them around, clinging to them like they're gonna disappear! LOL

Got the clothes almost completely done! YAY! Gonna focus on the rest of the house, one room at a time! Think we're gonna have to say goodbye to the T.V. again. Kathleen just sits a foot away from it all day long! BAD! It's just nicer to have it put away anyways!

Tip for the day... Always make sure the flue is open on your fireplace at ALL times! If you see smoke at all, check the flue! : ) I know nothing about fireplaces!

Taking Zachary to the ER. Don't know what's wrong. High fever that won't come down, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, cranky... PRAY!Zachary's chest x-ray, lab results and ears/throat looked fine. His urinalysis showed dehydration, blood and bilirubin. We are waiting for the blood culture to come back (Friday?) and taking him to his reg. Dr. tomorrow or Friday. Don't know what exactly is going on.

Yummy french toast for breakfast! Made by my sweet James Michael! He's getting really good at making it! Zachary's Dr. appt is at 4 I'll let everyone know what's going on when I find out myself :)

They still don't know what's going on with Zachary. He's having fevers with no infection showing up in his blood work. They are running tests for RSV, adenovirus, and influenza...the RSV came back negative, so we're still waiting for the AV, FLU, and blood culture.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV)

Still waiting for the rest of the lab work on Zachary. But today I took him to the chiropractor, He had a low fever and was very cranky still when we got there. Literally as soon as the adjustment was done, he looked at me and smiled! :) He immediately seemed happier! He has been pretty happy since then! Hopefully he'll be well again now!

What is up with packages with an odd number of stuff? 11 items??? What are you supposed to do with that? There's ten people here that means 1 gets left over :( LOL

PTL! Got my house cleaned, thanks to 3 wonderful girls from church! Thank you guys for coming and helping! It was a huge help and blessing. Now pray the appraisal comes back high! : )

It's really amazing how allergies to food can affect behavior so drastically. This morning was a happy sweet Kathleen and within minutes of eating corn (On her NO-NO list) she was bouncing off walls and completely defying me. Now, horrid rash and doing everything possible to not fall asleep! Elimination Diet, here we come!

Jeremiah 10:2-4: "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." (KJV).

Got all our Christmas decorating done last night. 9 stockings (waiting for Zachary's to get here :), a spinning tree the kids decorated (imagine how beautiful!), and 16 nativities! Yay!

Kathleen's not allowed to use the Dora plate anymore. She pushed all her dinner off the plate just to make sure Swiper didn't get it! She kept saying "Swiper no swiping! Aww, man!" Too funny!

Zachary's got pneumonia again :( and he's anemic.

Well, our house selling plans have fallen through. I am very depressed with things right now :(

Makenzie's version of the Bible...What did the serpent say to Eve? "Do you wanna...Banana?" LOL...The joys of children! She's so sweet! :)

Had a very interesting day! 2 toilet over-flows, lots of laundry because of it, very entertaining school day! Zachary is still not feeling so great, hoping his medicine kicks in quickly!

Kathleen's most definitely got Croup again, bad! It's always the worst at night of course.

‎"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

‎"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are SEALED unto the day of Redemption. Eph. 4:30"

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.

Headaches, another sinus and ear infection, cranky little ones... Why am I still awake? Can't sleep :(

WHY do I do this to myself??? It's 5 o'clock and I have no idea what to make for dinner! I make menus, but I never seem to follow them :(

‎"I am afraid the that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth." Martin Luther during the Reformation

Wow, Record breaking day! Temps at 78*F in December! (temperature today broke all records ever recorded!)

The devil sends temptations to entice you to do wrong, run from them! God sends trials to help you grow, embrace them! We all encounter temptation and trials, ask God for wisdom in recognizing them, strength to overcome them and forgiveness when we fail Him! Lord thank you for your wisdom and strength, forgive me for my failure!

Emily officially has a type A flu. Kathleen and Makenzie are getting fevers. Zachary is really getting bad (think I might have to go to the ER), and several others are showing symptoms. The flu, croup, and strep throat are going around. My friends daughter has flu and strep, poor thing! Pray for everyone to get better soon!

In spite of feeling awful I have made today...Applesauce, Spiced Apple Juice (from the liquid from the applesauce), Chicken Noodle soup (from scratch of course), and I'm boiling bones for broth. Gonna have the boys de-seed the pumpkins and maybe bake some cookies later on. Emily is feeling some better today! YAY! Pray she'll be well for her birthday tomorrow!

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