Friday, May 29, 2009

Just some random pics...

Lewis is on the prowl...
Little feet...
Daddy's superstar
Kissies for Mommy...
Yes, he was trying to kiss the ground...
Playing horsey...
Tackeling Daddy...
Kissies for Daddy...
Kaden and his shadow...
Biker baby...
Umm...not sure what to call this one...
Hmmm, what is this?

Unbelieveable Parents

So yesterday was our first volleyball game, the wind sucked, and so did the team we played.

This one set of parents brought a little, I would guess 1 or a little younger because she wasn't walking yet, girl to the volleyball game and left her strapped in her stroller. I actually noticed it right away, but she was doing ok so didn't think much of it other than wondering why they didn't get a sitter and hoping the sun wasn't going to be too hot for her.

Well half way through the first game she started screaming bloody murder; she didn't want to be in her stroller ignored anymore. Well, we have a rotating team so there is always 1 girl and 1 guy who is sitting out. After noticing that her parents obviously weren't going to do anything about it, I walked right over to her stroller, took her out, gave her a drink of her water, and held her until I was forced to put her back down because it was my turn to go back in. I was hoping this was going to give the parents a little hint that their daughter should come first over volleyball. Nope, not them. She started screaming again and they just ignored her. Finally the dad went over to her and laid out a blanket and put her on the ground before running back into the game. Did he really think she was going to stay there all nice on the blanket? Of course she wasn't! She started screaming so bad that she was eating snot from having a runny nose. Then she started crawling towards the court, so when it was my turn to rotate out again I went over and grabbed her and held her again...and she was covered in coca burs. Poor thing! Once again I was forced to put her down because it was my turn to rotate in, but this time Lindsey said 'bring her over here, I'll take care of her'. Finally! This had to get the parents attention, right? NOPE! Not these moronic parents! So our team rotated in taking care of this little girl. She particularly liked Dustin for some reason; he has such an amazing touch with kids, they all love him. My daycare kids like him more than me I think...haha!

Then finally in the middle of the 3rd game, the parents got the hint and the dad came and sat down with her. I watched as he held her on his chest and she melted into it. She was so in love with her daddy, I can't figure out how he could have left her there for so long. All she wanted was her parents. I need to add that this team had 6 players and only 4 players are needed to play, so it wasn't like they didn't have a choice and they had to play. So our game was finished and we had to go through the 'good game - high five' line, and her mom said 'thanks for taking care of my screaming baby'. You bitch! I couldn't believe it. I wanted so badly to just punch her in the face! Some people should NOT be allowed to reproduce! We will have to play this team again sometime through out the season, and next time I will be saying something if she is left there again! Dustin said "well maybe they were just trying it out to see if it could work"...yeah, well after the first 5 minutes of her crying one of them should have quit playing if that was the case.

So that is my rant for the day! More to come I'm sure as tonight Dustin has to play softball and I'm sure I will have something to complain about before the first game is even finished!

Just a note...this was not supposed to be a rant blog, but I find that is all I seem to talk about! Jeesh...maybe it's time to re-arrange my life and cut out all the stress factors.

On a good note, it's the weekend! YAY We are going to be working on our yard again all day tomorrow, then relax on Sunday before Harley's baseball game at 5:45. It's going to be yet another 'I can't believe tomorrow is Monday already' weekend.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Well we are starting our much needed backyard 're-doing'. The first snowstorm that we had this last winter caught us, along with many people, off guard. We hadn't prepared for winter yet, the trees weren't even close to being done releasing all of their leaves yet, and our yard (due to having a million + ten cottonwood trees) was covered in leaves still (even though we had already raked 3 times).

So all those leaves + all that snow = a bunch of dead grass.

We are tilling and reseeding our whole backyard, along with adding some landscape bricks and a nicer dog kennel, removing a couple of smaller (half dead) trees and replanting some nice shrubs.
I'm not looking forward to this weekend, or the rest of the week I should say. Tomorrow we have volleyball at 6 then plan to hit up Lowes and get some top soil. Friday night is softball, grilling and laying back a few beers. Then Saturday the real fun begins with more yard work. Saturday night we are planning to get together with a couple of our neighbors and grilling again and having a pit fire. Then Sunday I am hoping to take the kids to the park as long as the yard is decently done and then Harley has another baseball game.
It's going to be another 'oh my God I can't believe tomorrow is Monday already' weekend!

On a good note, I ordered a new lens for my camera and it is supposed to be here on Monday...YAY! You can view it here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all the men and women out there who have either given some or given all.
Thank you Grandpa, you are my hero! Thank you Kirk. Thank you Tyler. Thank you Bucky.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Milestone

Well, I just hit a new milestone and I'm not sure how to handle it...

Harley has his first crush! He actually came home and told me about it. I had to somewhat force it out of him, and promise not to tell dad, but he told me.

And the funny part is it isn't one girl, it's two! I will keep their names a secret, I owe him that much since I just published this in our family blog. HEHE

Just some random pics...

As you can see, Kaden found the dryer!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm feeling 'deep' tonight!

Something hit me today...
-I take for granted what I have been blessed with...
-I don't realize how lucky I truly am...
-I don't appreciate the smaller things in life they way I should...
-I don't give enough thanks to my Lord for what he has given me...

Not only has he given my a wonderful husband, but he has given me two beautiful, healthy boys!

I have been reading other people's blogs, all of which have been mother's who have had medical issues/prematurity with their children/babies, and all have brought true tears to my eyes and a ache to my heart. I don't know how these mothers do it; how they keep it together. I don't know these woman personally, but I feel like I do; I have cried for them they way I would have cried for myself if I was in their shoes! They are such beautiful woman & mothers! I pray that they can pull through what they are going through right now and whatever comes in the future!

I feel like I take things for granted; like I don't give enough thanks for what I do have. All I ever hear myself doing is complaining about what I don't have. It makes me feel ashamed of myself that I complain about the little things in life, when there are mother's/people out there who are suffering over big issues and problems in their lives; problems with their baby's health.

Who cares if I'm not in my dream house yet; I still have a beautiful family - that is what truly makes a home anyways!

Who cares if I don't have all the 'toys' that I desire; my children keep me entertained!

Who cares if people don't act the way I think they should; I get to teach my children to act properly!

Who cares if I don't have that fat bank account that everyone desires; I have kids - they cost too much but are sooo worth it :)

Who cares if I don't have a 6 digit salary; I get to watch my kids grow up while I stay home.

Who cares if I have a messy house; it was made by little hands and baby feet.

Who cares! Live for what you have, and stop worrying about what you don't! Appreciate the small things in life because there are people who would give anything for those 'small' things. Give thanks to the Lord for what he has provided you! He has a plan for all of us, and if that big house, boat, fast car, etc., isn't in his plan for you, then let it be...and who cares!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Price of Children

This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way. It's nice.

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle income family. Talk about price shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition.

But $160,140.00 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:
* $8,896.66 a year,
* $741.38 a month,
* $171.08 a week.
* A mere $24.24 a day!
* Just over a dollar an hour.

Still, you might think the best financial advice is; don't have children if you want to be 'rich.' Actually, it is just the opposite.

What do you get for your $160,140.00?
* Naming rights . First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day.
* Giggles under the covers every night.
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold usually covered with jelly or chocolate.
* A partner for blowing bubbles and flying kites.
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day.

For $160,140.00, you never have to grow up. You get to:
* finger-paint,
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs,
* never stop believing in Santa Claus.

You have an excuse to:
* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh,
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and
* wish on stars.

You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.

For a mere $24.24 a day, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for:
* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof,
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter,
* filling a wading pool,
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
* coaching a baseball team that never wins,but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.

You get a front row seat in history to witness the:
* First step,
* First word,
* First bra,
* First date,
* First time behind the wheel.

You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to yourfamily tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match.

In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost. That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!!Love & enjoy your children & grandchildren & great-grandchildren!!!!!!! It's the best investment you'll ever make!!!!!!!!!

Just some random pics...

Gotta love it!

Gotta love it...or hate it! I just realized that below my rant is scripture from the bible! What a hypocrite I am! Shame on me!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Wednesday Night Rant

First, I want to start by saying that I passed yet another final with flying colors...YAY me!

Now, do you want to know how my little trip to Walmart went tonight? I don't think you do, but I'm going to tell you anyways!

It started at 5:40 when I was driving down the Expressway going 25 MPH following some dumb woman driver in a minivan (no offense Kristin & Fammie), who literally slammed on her breaks when she reached Airport Road so she could get into the turning lane. She didn't pull into the turning lane and then slow, or even start slowing and then turn into the lane. Nope. Not her. She, while still in the 'straight lane', slammed on her breaks and came to darn near a complete stop, before putting on her blinker and getting into the turning lane.

Then I get to Walmart and was getting Kaden out of the backseat in the sleet (only in ND in mid May does it sleet/snow) when yet another dumb woman tried to pull her big ass truck into the spot next to me nearly taking out my door AND ME! She couldn't have had the courtesy to wait her damn turn? Did she really have to speed into the spot like someone, who was no where around, was going to steal the spot from her? Dumb woman, there was a 1 year old in my arms...DUMB WOMAN! I'm pissed, can you tell? Then to top that off, Dustin didn't put the straw in the sippy cup right, so Kaden tipped his cup upside down and his pants were soaked.

Then I get into Walmart and the shopping part of it went ok, other than the fact that the one time I decide to go shopping by myself (Dustin & Harley were at baseball...yeah, baseball. Can you believe they made those little 8 & 9 year olds play in this crap) was the time that Kaden decided it would be cool to try to constantly get out of the cart. Then to top that off I had to grab the one cart, out of the million of shitty carts, that the seat belt was broke, so I couldn't buckle him in.

So I get to the checkout line and there are two woman in front of me, both with a normally full cart. Ok, this should go rather quickly since it was the shortest line I could find. After about 5 minutes Kaden started getting restless and whining. I started getting a little impatient. I took a picture of him and sent it to Dustin for fun, doing anything I can to keep him occupied. That was at 6:21. Meanwhile, Kaden decided to 'release' all the juice that he just drank and apparently it was too much for his diaper to handle and it soaked right through his pants. So he gets cranky and I keep telling him it will be ok and how mommy really picked a good lane today. He agreed!

Well finally the first lady and all her screaming kids is done so she gets the hell out of there with her EBT card and the 3 different transactions she had to do. So the next lady, who was snobby high class looking, gets her stuff up there and the cashier starts ringing her up. We became best friends at that moment as we exchanged roll of the eyes towards the cashier for being OCD. I swear, OCD. It was so stupid how slow and particular she was at ringing up the groceries and bagging them. So then FINALLY it's my turn. She greets me with saying "how are you folks doing tonight?" Are you kidding me? You folks? I'm 28 with a baby! When is a baby considered a 'folk'? What the hell lady. So she starts once again slowing ringing me up. Kaden is completely cranky at this time. So I purposely talked to Kaden and told him how "don't worry, it's almost over". Then the lady says "long day for him?", I said "no, just a long wait at the Walmart checkout". Then she tries to talk to him and because of how scary looking she was, and how she sounded like a man, she scared the crap out of Kaden who starts crying. Thanks lady! Not your fault, I know, but still, you suck! So then she finished ringing me up and I handed her some coupons. She rang one up that beeped at her saying that she didn't ring up that particular item. So she says in a snotty voice "I don't remember ringing up Corn Pops"...I say "They are right here" as I held up the box. I must add I am REALLY impatient and pissed at this moment. So she tries scanning it again, and again, and again. Finally I snapped "If it's not going to work just give it to me, I have a screaming baby, and I'm in a hurry". Needless to say she saw my frustration and didn't talk to me the rest of the transaction. Oh loss I guess...NOT!

So now it is 6:51, 35 minutes in a checkout line, and I'm pissed and cussing to Kaden about how sucky she was, and after we almost get blow away from our 500 MPH wind that we have today, I get to the car and load up all the crap. It's no longer food to me, it's just crap! As I'm driving home and turn down my street, yet ANOTHER dumb woman in a minivan is driving crazy and tailgating me...WTF is with woman today?

So I get home, and between the struggle of carrying a purse and keys, I have to struggle with carrying a piss soaked child to the bathtub without letting him touch me so I don't have to change clothes too. So finally at 7:30 I get to eat supper and of course had to burn the crap out of my tongue on a darn cheesey i went from a hot dog to Frosted Flakes in an attempt to cool my tongue off.

(Insert above a whole lot of F words that I left out in an attempt to keep this blog clean!!) Also, this blog and my grammar/sentence structure is probably very improper...and I don't give a damn because I'm not feeling very proper right now anyways!!

Now I'm even more pissed because Danny went home on American Idol :(

The End

Lil' Church Service

Lets not forget:

"Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." -Mark 8:38

Just some random pics...

Hmmm...should I make a run for it NOW??...
Daddy Heupel...
Dirty Hands...
My lil' Athlete...
Kissies for Daddy...
Apparently he didn't want to wear that onsie, take a look at that face...
This is what I come home to when I leave to get my hair done...PS3 ZOMBIES...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend Chaos

So my weekend was very eventful.
The Bridal Shower on Saturday went very good. I'm so happy for Bucky and Lindsey! I can't wait to grow old with them :) Me, Lindsey & Janel...
The tournament on Sunday went pretty good too. The team actually played as a team and kept somewhat positive attitudes for once...I'm guessing it has to do with how well they were playing. They ended up having to play the same team that whooped their butts on Friday night, and the beat them. WOOT WOOT
Sunday night Harley had his first Baseball game and he did really well. They ended up beating the other team 10-1...GO HARLEY! He played multiple positions because they are still trying to find that one position that each individual is good at, and I must say I think he did awesome at 1st base. He says he wants to play that position, not sure why and he doesn't know either, but he definitely showed that he can handle it. He is so good at catching and throwing that I think he could prolly play any position he wanted and be awesome at it!!
Today I took yet another final...but did very well on it. If I had to guess I would say a high B! Last weeks had to be a A and my Wednesday and online class should also both b A' not too shabby!! Two more classes to finish up with and I'm done for the semester...WHEEW!!

So I get home from my finals and THIS is what I walk in on...
Paper Towels EVERYWHERE...and both kids (dad & kaden) are in taking a bath! Go figure...leave it for Mom to clean up! Apparently Dustin was cleaning and he stepped away for a moment and Kaden thought he needed to show us his cleaning techniques.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I am NOT going to keep my mouth shut anymore!

Dustin had his first softball game on Friday, and boy what a bummer it was. This team that he is apart of has a few people who are the worst poor sports I have ever seen, and it brings the rest of the team down. When they are winning and hitting good then its awesome and fun. But as soon as they are down or have a bad inning people start complaining and saying "Jesus Christ" (which is offensive to me) and talking crap, etc. It makes it no fun for us who are watching so I can't imagine it is much fun for the team. It's supposed to be a game! FUN! This crap all started 2 years ago when they did so good and took 1st in their rec and brought home some trophies from some tournaments, and now it went to a few peoples' heads who believe that it should be that way every game/year. It doesn't work that way people! You win some, you lose's life so deal with it!! Dustin always tries to keep a positive attitude and usually doesn't let things bother him, so it was a surprise when after the softball game he was SO pissed that he wanted to go home instead of stay and grill and drink some beer! I have decided that I am NOT going to keep my mouth shut about it anymore! Dustin has asked me to keep my thoughts to myself, but when everyone else is saying the same thing (behind their backs) so why can't I say it to their face? The way I see it is they aren't going to know how pissed off people really are until someone gets the balls to tell them. It's so bad that Dustin doesn't even want to play anymore! I know of 2 other people who are saying this is going to be their last year on this team if it doesn't stop. It sucks because this team is made up of all friends so it's not like a few of the people can break off and start their own team because that would be like betrayal or something. I don't know...this all just sucks! So from the sounds of it my next year summer is going to suck because I LOVE softball!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Midlife Crisis

I aM hAvInG a MiDlIfE cRiSiS...

Thanks to my dear friend Janel, I have been made aware that I have grey hair coming in...Thanks Janel!! Now my son calls me grandma...Thanks Harley!! And my husband laughs at me...Thanks Hunny!! I guess the hair color is going to start costing more money as it will be bought much more often!! DAMN...and I'm not even 30 yet!


My dad is selling his '86 944 Turbo Porsche. This car has it all and has been through it all. He bought it off of a friend who used it to race with it in Connecticut. It has been taken care of to the max.

It has 105,000 original miles on it, autothority stage II chip, turboboost enhancer, just stuck $1200 into the front brakes - something about them being tempered and won't heat up if you need to slam on the brakes while going 140...cuz lets face it whats the point of a Porsche if you don't drive it fast occasionally...haha! I think my dad’s exact words are "you need to be able to stop as fast as you can take off"!

Serious inquires only! He has already been run through the ringer with some guy in Dickinson who led him on for about 4 months saying he was going to buy it!

Asking only $8500. If interested call Rick at 701-222-3848 or 701-400-1627

Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer is here...or is it?

Well I thought I would try out this whole blogging thing...something to help pass time during the day when they kids are napping and I get some 'me' time! So here it goes...

Today is the first day of softball...WOOT WOOT! I am excited to finally have our summer sports here, it ALMOST feels like summer...too bad the weather isn't exactly cooperating. Its COLD outside!!

Boy is it going to be a busy weekend. Tonight is Dustin's first softball game followed by some beer and grilling (if it doesn't rain). Tomorrow morning Harley has baseball practice at 9am, I have a bridal shower at 2pm, Dustin's mom bought us tickets to Larry the Cable Guy at 8pm, and we have a welcome home party to attend for our dear friend who just returned from basic training and AIT. Then on Sunday at 11am Dustin has a softball tournament that is supposed to last all day and Harley has his first baseball game at 5:45pm. WHEEEW!