Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Can't believe the year is almost over

Christmas was a blast. We had a good time. We spent Christmas morning with my mom and went to the inlaws later that evening! This is a pic of Baptiste and B stuffed later that evening!

Why did Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby come to mind! LOL That is my niece Aya and her daddy!

Notice how everyone in this pic is looking up at the camera but Jaree. She was eating and she wasn't playing no games.....LOL

My daddy and Baptiste were chomping down!
How come Jaree and Baptiste are not bowing their heads during Grace????
My niece Aaliyah is a Christmas baby, she turned 12 on Christmas!!!

This may puzzle a few people, who follow my blog. Why did Jaree get another Nintendo Ds, well she liked the new color! LOL She had a pink one!!! So when she got this one, she traded her pink one got 4 games.....LOL

This was yet another wild goose chase. Jaree wanted this Baby Alive learns to potty and I went to a gazillion stores to find an African American Doll!

This is some of Jaree's haul!
Baptiste was so tired. He didnt go to bed until almost 4 am and Jaree woke him up to show him what "SANTA" brought her!

Look at both my sleepy heads! They didn't get up until after 9! These kids are crazy!!!

Well that's all for now!

Wishing you all a safe, happy, and prosperous NEW YEAR!!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas Eve

And we have a new addition to the family. I introduce you to Sugar Reese Brooks!!! Our new Calico Cat. She is so curious!

She is so cute!

We love her already!!!!

So I don't know he did it, but Bee my oldest , talked us into giving him his Christmas Cash early!!!! I normally do not do this, but he said he wanted to buy some things and the sale ended on Christmas Eve. I immediately regreted not getting him a Visa Gift Card, because It was an EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF CASH!!! But, my nephew went with him, didn't want him to get knocked in the head.....LOL
With his money he bought

100 dollar blue tooth set! I don't see how what so good, but he says it bluetooths to his laptop, ipod, cell phone, and something else......I wouldn't have bought it!!! LOL

He also bought a 32 inch Flat screen LCD and a wall mount!

Home Theater system!!!!

That's his frantic self hooking everything up in his room!
I was shocked he had any cash left but he still came home with 72 bucks. He did well with his money. I tried to tell him to wait until Christmas to open it all, but he wasn't going!!!! LOL

We cleaned until our backs hurt. The house is totally clean! Smelling good, and Christmas ready!!!

Can't wait to see my babies faces in the morning. I am so excited.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two days before the big day!

"Twas two days before Christmas, when all through the house.....
Excitement was brewing...

I can't believe Christmas in only 2 days away!
Christmas Eve is tommorrow...

Wooooo. Time flies
When I was child it seemed like it took forever for Christmas to arrive. Not in my adult life. It sneaks up on you soooo fast.

I can't wait to see the kids faces on Thursday morning!!! They are going to be so happy! Which makes me happy.

I am more of a giver, than a receiver. Don't get me wrong. who doesn't like gifts? But just to see the smiles on my kids faces, my nieces and nephews faces, god children, parents, friends, ....
It's just plain PRICELESS!

that is what Christmas is receiving.
My kids fully are aware, atleast in our house, that Jesus is the reason for the season. It not all about Santa and his little reindeer!

I cannot begin to repeat how happy and excited I am.

We decided to give B (our oldest) His birthday money early. He is going out later to buy some stuff, so that "he could feel like he has something for Christmas too" Wonder if he will wait to Christmas to open it up. If I know my son, the answer is HELLLLLLLL NO! He has quite a bit of money, so I will be interested in seeing what he does with it! I am kind of regretting that I did not put it in a form of a Visa gc, instead of CASH! Because I don't want anybody trying to do anything to him! But he will be with my nephew Marion, who by the way turned 21 today!!! Wooohooo! Go boy! And don't tell anybody I AM YOUR AUNT! LOL

They are getting ready to leave to go to Best Buy, so I know it won't be clothes he will be buying. LOL It's his money and I never dictate what they can buy with it, so I am curious what he will be getting!

I have to wrap presents today, and since Jaree is gone! that girl is super duper nosey!!!! She went to my parents house until Christmas Eve. They are taking her out to eat and to see Bolt! That girl is spoiled rotten!!!! LOL

Well gotta go. Got lots to do today. I will report on tommorrow, what be picked up with his LOOT!!! LOL


Monday, December 22, 2008

Baby it's cold outside!

It is so cold Outside!!!!
I hate it when It's cold.
And I hate it more when I have to go out in the cold.

Today is my cousin's funeral.

I am so dreading it.

I know it must be done, but still dreading it!

On a happier note, can't believe it is only 3 days til Christmas!!!
Everyone in the house is excited!!! that includes me!!!

We are going to have a seafood filled Christmas.
Crab legs, Shrimp, Prawns, Crawfish, and Lobster Tails.

I cannot wait!!!!
well, I have to go get this over with. ....

so until next time

Friday, December 19, 2008

Here we go....

You better work this time....LOL

Can you believe it's Friday

and less than a week from Christmas.
Anyone who knew me when I was younger, new that I had the biggest crush in the world on New Edition. I have been to 7 concerts ....and one BBD concert. I was in love with ole big forehead Ronnie....LOL

Those were the days.....

We have added to our family....
Pics to come later....

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Until next time!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fun challenge

I saw this on Adrienne's blog and thought it would be fun

10 Things you wish you could say to ten different people

1. Keep my Name out of your Damn mouth
2. Hater!!!
3. Hell NO!
4. Stop begging so damn much
5. I don't like you!
6. Take that shit off, you look like a damn fool
7. Your breath STANK!!!!
8. Can you please remove the booger it's disturbing me
9. We are not friends, so stop acting like we are!
10. Have you lost your damn mind?

9 Things about yourself

  1. I love to bake
  2. I love LL Cool J.
  3. I type 80 wpm
  4. I have a quick temper, so don't mess with me
  5. I am a shopaholic
  6. I am only 5 feet tall
  7. I am spoiled rotten
  8. I am such a girly girl now, but was a tomboy when I was younger
  9. I can't stand for my feet to be cold, so I have tons of fuzzy socks

8 Ways to win my heart (if it wasn't already won)

  1. Honesty
  2. You gotta have a sense of humor
  3. Good conversation
  4. Let me have my way
  5. Good sex
  6. Tell me I'm pretty
  7. Be spontaneous
  8. Be good to my kids

7 Things that cross my mind a lot

  1. Am I being a good mother?
  2. Am I being a good wife?
  3. Are my kids ok?
  4. How blessed I am
  5. Why is my brother Marcus so distant?
  6. Wishing my grandmother was still alive
  7. What will my kids look like when they get older

6 Thing I do before I fall asleep

  1. Take a shower or bubble bath
  2. Pray
  3. Talk to Baptiste
  4. Kiss my kids goodnight.
  5. Surf the net
  6. Set the alarm

5 People I couldn’t live without

  1. B
  2. Jariel
  3. Jaree
  4. Baptiste
  5. momdadtracymarcusmyniecesmynephewsmonicamarissavellemichelle

4 Things I am wearing right now

  1. socks
  2. Jogging pants
  3. t shirt
  4. scarf

3 Songs that fit my life perfectly

1. The Breakthrough-Mary J.

2. Take me as I am-Mary J

3 He loves me- Jill Scott

2 Thing I want to do before I die

1. Visit the motherland
2. REad the bible entirely


I would love to break into LL Cool J's hotel room and do something strange for a piece of change and something funny for some money.....LOL

That's all!!! So fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Alittle of this and that

Here's a sneak peak at my tree. Adrienne, great minds think alike, my tree is also Gold. But it is every year soooo...LOL I just add new ornaments!!!

Here are some fun pics of Jaree taken the day of her Christmas program!!!! My baby is no baby no more....bohoo!

And last but not least my favorite. Gives me a glimpse into what she may look like as a teen...LOL
Can you believe it's only a 9 days left till Christmas. I still have stuff to get. Plan to finish this weekend!!!! Some people haven't even begun to go shopping. That's unbelievable to me. And there are some people who do all of their shopping on Christmas Eve. I am not going in NO STORE on Christmas Eve.

Well, that's all. Just wanted to post something happy for a change!!!!

Until next time

Monday, December 15, 2008

We are in desperate need of happy times around here

My cousin Teddy passed of a massive heart attack at the age of 39 years old.
So young.
He had sickle cell and I am wondering was this a complication.

He was so sweet! So funny, the life of the party....

He could dance his ASS off!!!!!
I will miss him dearly!
This is surreal. My heart just aches for his daughter Keyah! Who I call my niece!!!
She took the news soooooo hard, so hard that she had a horrible asthma attack.

Please, Please, say a prayer for our family.

We always seem to have deaths in our family right before Christmas, My uncle Marion, My grandpa, My Cousin Dionne, and now Teddy..... Pure craziness!

My heart is so heavy!
I am so full!!!
I would much rather be posting something cheerful...

This has completely thrown me for a loop!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

and that rat race begins.....

......Jariel missed his bus, YET AGAIN.....
........Jaree woke up and hat a stomach ache!!!
....... and Bee didn't have school, but wants me to take him to the mall to buy Christmas gifts...

I think I am everyone's PERSONAL TAXI!

Just makes me red. I will wake his ass up at 4am from now on...

There is a God, my mom just came in while I was typing and took the kids to school.

We are going shopping again! I know!
I need to get some extra stuff for the tree and a few bratz for Jaree and that Motherf^%$%$$ Baby Alive Learns to Potty! OMG. It's easier finding a needle in a haystack!!!

I have been to 7 different Walmarts and they do not have it! Hello Makers of Baby Alive, you need to PRODUCE MORE AFRICAN AMERICAN DOLLS, every place I went was sold out, but they had a gazillion White dolls. No Hispanic or African American Dolls. WTF??? We do exist people. Ok, got that gripe out!

Today, I am putting some more stuff on the tree...
Watching House, Fringe and BAd girls club......

Taking a big ole bubble bath, drink some peppermint hot chocalate, and going to bed!!

WEll that's all for me today.

Until next time

Saturday, December 06, 2008

What do you give children that have everything....

I was just thinking to myself, what do you give to children that have everything...

I will admit, we spoil our kids rotten!
They have everything, Xbox 360, PS3 (which they hardly play, they use as a damn cd and dvd player...LOL, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS, IPods, they have just about everything....
Yet they always seem to be bored! WTF? This drives me nuts! They have a gazillion games. What's the damn problem?

And they will find more stuff they want and still be bored!

Jaree drives me crazy because she changes her Christmas list daily!!!

My oldest B is so easy, all he ever wants is Money!!! Which is right up my alley!

I just remind them how fortunate they are. They really are fortunate, because their are kids who don't have food to eat, let alone all the latest and greatest gadgets...

Now they inherited this from their dad!!! He is a TOTAL gadget freak and Video game fanatic!
They so did not get that from me!

I am truly blessed and they are truly blessed because I have a husband with a very stable and good job that allows me to stay home and take care of the children, and still be able to pay the mortgage, car notes, pay all the bills, and still endulge us in MOST of our wants!!!!

We really want for nothing!!!
I am fully capable of working, but Baptiste is very OLD FASHIONED and does not want me to work at all!!!!

I was just looking at all the stuff, I bought for Christmas. It's just crazy! But, I was another child who got everything they wanted, spoiled and still do this day is spoiled to the core by my parents.

Baptiste on the other hand struggled, and that is why he is so quick to give his kids anything his kids desire, because he didn't get a chance to ALWAYS get what he wanted.

My parents were pretty well off, so that was not my lifestyle.
Baptiste has been working since he was 13, just to get all the things he wanted and help his mom (who was widowed at 22 right after Baptiste was born) out. He still helps his mom out!
He is truly one of a kind! He is A GOOD MAN! I am so lucky to have him in my life.

HE never complains! About money! He just gives. And I can ask for a lot. LOL

He just does not like to be involved in the shopping! He likes to run in and out....LOL
Like a lot of men!!! LOL

We have spent so much money on the kids this year and I was thinking next year, I am going to set a strict budget and stick to it. Because I get so caught up into the frenzy, that I lose control. We have spent well over a thousand dollars for just Jaree and Jariel,still not done and I have to still get my nieces,nephews, god children, siblings, and parents gift! (Gift cards) And that doesn't count Bee's money.

I am thinking of adopting the 3 gift rule. That is what they brought "baby Jesus". I heard a lady in Target say she only get's her kids 3 gifts. I said how cool is that ! I don't think that would go over well with Miss Jaree! She seems to want the WORLD!!!!! And she has her daddy so wrapped around that little finger of hers, she gets what she wants MOST of the time...LOL

Today, I am finishing up a little shopping and hanging out with Baptiste! Nothing special. I have to the garage and get a few things I purchased out of my trunk, and smuggle them in my closet before Jaree and Jariel wake up...LOL

they are so damned nosey!

Well this is getting a little wordy....
I am about to bounce...
Until next time

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Totally random Wednesday

I came across this picture and it cracks me up everytime. This was Jariel and Jaree aka Bonnie and Clyde on Easter. She was 3 and he was 5 1/2. Jaree was being nosey, while Jariel was taking his picture. I like to call the picture the PROTECTOR. It looks like he's protecting her from something. Look at his face. He looks so serious, so mean! It look like he saying, if you mess with my sister, you mess with me. Much the way he is now. Both her brother's are super duper protective. Expecially now since she is developing into a little woman, A boy better not look her way.....LOL

So Yesterday, We went out and got some more of the kids stuff, 2 games for Jaree's Nintendo Ds, Guitar Hero, and Mario Kart for the Wii, and 2 psp games for Jariel. I am just about done. I am giving my niece and nephew money so that is easy. Bee wants money. So that is easy. I get a little melancholy, becasue my kids are getting older. No more Santa! No more making reindeer food to feed the rudolf and the gang, no more standing in line to sit on Santa's lap, no more going to Toy S R us to get the special toy they just had to have...... I honestly have to say I miss that!

Jaree just pretends to believe in Santa, but I have a feeling that she does INDEED KNOW. I will never tell her that it's not. I can remember being young, I was so sad, when I found out there was no SANTA, I was 11. And my stupid cousin, showed me where my mom hid the gifts. I was crushed, but it also made me appreciate my parents more!!!! I don't think their was a Christmas that went by, that I didn't get everything I wanted!!!!! My mom spoiled us kids to death!!!!

Yesterday, I got a chance to go to Border's to get the 3rd installment of the Twilight series, Eclipse. I was a little bummed, because Walmart had it for 9.24, but I went there and they did not have it. It's not available in paperback so I had to pay 19.99 and I also got the latest installment of Somerset Memories, Paperkrafts, and another specialty magazine, put out by BHG. I think it was called Speicalty Paper Crafts or something like that. Jaree ended up getting 3 books. That girl loves to read! I tell you, she is her MOTHER'S CHILD....LOL

I watched Bad Girls Club last night and boy was it crazy. I do think they are going to have to step it up, if they want to be half as good as the first two seasons!!! Loved seaon 1. Ripsi was so funny, and Ty beat the hell out of Amy...... And then season 2 The fight between Genavecia and Tanisha....oh my goodness. This is reality tv at it's best.....LOL

Today I don't have a lot planned! Just laundry, we are eating leftover gumbo, today I will just be chilling!!! LOL

I do plan on finishing up New Moon, I have less than a hundred pages to finish and that will definietley be done today!!! I will be telling you how much I loved the book on tommorrow. I will also be starting Eclipse tommorrow!!!! Exciting times. I am sooooooo addicted to Edward, Bella, and Jacob. I don't know, I might be turning to team Jacob!!!! I kinda like him and Bella together.....LOL

I am off to go finish some laundry....
Until next time.

Monday, December 01, 2008

My baby is sick

Miss Jaree woke up this morning crying and puking her guts out!
Seems she may have the stomach flu.
Right now she is sleeping, bundled tightly in my bed.

I don't know what is about mommy's bed that makes everything ok, but she is sleeping like an angel right now.

As for me, I have tons and tons to do. The house is one big mess and I can't stand it, so I am off to do some cleaning.

No plans for today! Cleaning and watching REal Chance at Love and Scream Queens. My guilty pleasures!

Baptiste doesn't get off until 5 today, so I plan to have dinner in the oven and the house totally cleaned by the time he gets home, so we can snuggle.

That's always a good thing!!
Until next time