Saturday, May 31, 2008

A game of tag

Ok, I have been tagged by my sweet friend Tina Ebert ( I love games so here it goes.

Here are the rules:
*Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog
*Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
*Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
*Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. My middle name is Jolene
2. I rebel against structure
3. I love to digital scrapbook
4. I did not know how to cook very good 4 months ago, now I am an expert and love it (LOL)
5. I secretly still love baby dolls and barbies
6. I am a horrible sick person (a baby)
7. I love to read to my children

I have tagged my good friends Tina Ward (, Krista Caldwell (, Katherine Ward (, Okay I dont have anybody else that has a blog that has not already been tagged so that is it for me. I would list Becky Liles, Stephanie Ballinger, and Tina Ebert. I read all of there blogs but I dont have anyone elses.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fun in the HOT HOT SUN

The pictures speak for themselves. The kids had a blast today playing in water, in our packing tubs. What you will do when you are hot and have no air conditioning. It is a record breaking 93 degrees today!!!! YUCK!!! I miss winter or at least the cool Springtime. Well, enjoy the pictures of our cute kids. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

More Pictures

We have a lot of cherry trees in our back yard. I just thought that it is so neat that we can go outside and pick a snack off of our trees. YUM

Phone Photos

I thought today would be a good day to add some photos that I have taken over the last two weeks with my phone. It is a stormy day and just one of those days you feel like cuddling with a blanket and reading a book. Jordan is sick, she is running fever and has a runny nose. If the fever doesnt clear up by Thursday I will have to find a doctor to take her to. I am also putting together a 500 piece puzzle. It is an anne geddes picture and it comes with puzzle glue so that I can frame it when I am finished. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

boys and school

My patience is really being tried and i didnt even pray for it J/K. I wish I had patience when it comes to schooling the boys it flies out the window. I have truly wanted to throw a book, pencil or anything around me at times. I have to go to another room and cool off just so I do not yell at them. I remember when I was young and I had homework and my dad yelling at me because I just didnt get it. Yikes, I thought he was so mean when he did that, at least now I understand the frustration of not being able to get something across to your children that they need to know. In my defense they do know how to push my buttons and they just can not seem to resist doing it. I must be a gluten for punishment because I am going to continue to do school with them through the summer! I dont want to be rushed to get things in so I want to be able to take it slow and also take breaks here and there when needed, such as when we have visitors and when we want to go somewhere or I am sick. I dont know if it is just me but I am having the hardest time with getting them to read. They hate it. They love to be read to. I read them a chapter out of a chapter book every night and they love it. They just do not like reading things themselves. Well, I press on and pray constantly. I now have a new found meaning to the verse "pray without ceasing" because when I cease I loose my cool. It is so much easier to teach someone else's kids, they go home with them. As always, keep me in your prayers.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Missing my mom

I am missing my mother today, more than on Mother's Day even. I do not know why or what triggered it, well I guess I do. I received a card and a book and bookmark from my mother for Mother's Day. I really just want to hug her right now. I miss her sense of humor. Her advice and the calm way she always knows how to make me feel better. I know I am rambling but it has always helped me to write when I feel down. It gets it all out and even sometimes helps me to cry it out. I know I will be fine and I love it here, I just miss my mama. If I could have her here this would be the most perfect place on earth. I wish I would have not been so stuburn and in a hurry to grow up. I wish that I would have taken the opportunity while I had it to enjoy having a friendship with my mother. Somehow when you are a teenager things are just so unclear and fuzzy. Now that I am grown and have kids of my own things seem so much clearer. I guess that is why the say hindsight is twenty twenty. You can always see the past so much more clearly from the future.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

This is the card I sent to my mommy for mother's day. I miss here alot. She has become one of my dearest and closest friends. I am so thankful to have her in my life. Thanks mom for all you have done for me and your family. Your sacrifice has not been in vain and has not gone unnoticed. I love you!

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Thursday, May 8, 2008


Well, we finally broke down, and now we are broke Ha Ha, and bought the boys bikes. They love them I can barely get them off of them. We got one of those seats for Jordan to sit in on Jon's bike, my bike was not big enough for it.

A very Slovene and really European thing to do is go bike riding. So Sunday we went on a big adventure. We went for a bike ride through the back acres of our property on dirt roads. This led us to a lake that we have walked to before, like a two mile walk. Then we went further on the real road. It winded through a little village. We went up three inclines, my legs remember those! Then we come to a very busy part of the city of Maribor. Jon kept saying that it was not much further to get home from this way. Well, Jon was wrong, he has since apologized so all if forgiven but at the time I was not too happy. Anyway when all is said and done everyone is very tired and very sore but all of us loved it and will be bike riding together more often.

With bikes and boys comes bruises and bumps. Hayden, being the middle/mischievous child that he is, tried to ram Logan's back tire with his bike. Too bad for him that it backfired and he went flying face forward into the blacktop. He has lost one of his front teeth and the other was loose, I say that because he came running in with blood flowing from his mouth. Yep you guessed it, it knocked the tooth so loose that it was dangling. I reached in with a paper towel under the preface that I was just going to clean it off and grabbed it right out. Hayden was not too happy about me misleading him but he was happy that he got to leave his tooth under the pillow. He is soooo cute. I had to take some pictures so I could show everyone.