Sunday, March 11, 2012

Family Update

I have not been online for a while. We had to let the internet go last July due to financial difficulties but now it is back on. Our family has gone through some major changes. Michael is now 22 and out on his own. David is 21 and living in Texas, he is engaged to a real sweetie named Josey.  Anthony is 18, finished with highschool, staying with his dad and working at Chick-Fil-A for the time being. He is suppose to go into the Air Force in July but he might be ditching the AF for the Army. Lil Keith is 2 now. He has grown so much and has such a wonderful personality. The twins were born on October 19th 2011. Elijah Rain & Adam Sky are now 5 months old. I now have enough boys for a basketball team. I am so proud of them all. Pictures above are of Adam & Elijah right after coming home. The next picture was taken at Lil Keith's second birthday party. All of my boys together. Michael is on the left holding Lil Keith, Anthony is in the middle and David is on the right. The bottom picture is from Lil Keith's birthday party as well. He is blowing out the candle on his Cars cake and his Daddy is making sure he gets it done. I love my family!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Update on the Twins!

As many of you may know, I am pregnant with twins. Right now I am 23 weeks along and we went for an ultrasound yesterday at UNC hospital Rex campus. I am considered high risk because of my age so they are being very particular about my care. (Thank goodness for decent insurance!) Well the boys are doing well. In fact one weighs 1 lb 7 oz and the other one weighs 1 lb 6 oz.. They are head to head and it looks as if they are headbutting each other. I thought they were kicking me this whole time, as it turns out they are hitting each other. I wonder if they are going to butt heads and scrap like this when they are born? We were very happy to see that they are within the 60th percentile and growing fine. Everything looks great! We are truly Blessed!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fond Childhood Memories-Pickled Beets

The other night I made pickled beets to go along with supper. Now, these days when I make pickled beets its just a matter of getting a store bought can of beets off of the shelf in the pantry and adding them to a bit of vinegar and sugar til I get the exact taste I want. Out of all of this came fond memories of my childhood.

My Mama & my Aunt use to have a huge garden together every year. One of the main things they would grow is beets. Now, I don't care for plain beets but when they are pickled and canned I love them. I remember us gathering the beets out of the garden, cleaning them and the grown up's canning them. That wonderful Ping, Ping, Ping sound of the can's sealing would sound through out the kitchen the rest of the day. Normally on hot days like canning days we would settle for sandwiches for supper. The beets were usually forgotten about until later in the season but I did so love those pickled beets. My Aunt had a large barn/root cellar that she kept all of her canned goods stored in and I fondly remember going "grocery shopping" off of the shelves of that old barn. There would be shelves of green beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pears, apples, pickled squash, apple butter, strawberry jam and of course my favorite pickled beets. The colors of the jars reminded me of jewels on the shelves. Going "grocery shopping" in that barn always gave me a special feeling inside and I always felt as if I was being rewarded when I was able to bring out a jar of pickled beets with me.

What are some of your fond childhood memories?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Helping Daddy Mow the Lawn!

The grass is growing by leaps and bounds here and Keith decided that Lil Keith needed to experience mowing the lawn early to prepare him for when he was older. I, as a cautious parent did not like it. He is too young to be pushing a mower. His Daddy kept a good eye on him though. Now he loves the lawnmower, thank goodness he cannot get it started!

Online Shopping for the Twins

I cashed out recently at, which is a survey site. They offered a virtual Visa payment along with several gift cards. I decided to go with the virtual Visa. My cashout was for $25 and I used it right away to purchase an outfit a piece for the twins and a tshirt for Lil Keith. I shopped at through the MyPoints site (so that I could rack up 5 points per dollar spent) and got 3 cute items for less than $20.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pregnant with Twins!

I have been absent from posting lately because my life has been super busy. In April my Daddy had a heart attack and Keith ended up having to have his Gall Bladder removed. April & May were very difficult months because of that. Needless to say blogging got thrown out of the window. I am back and I hope to keep up blogging better this time!
Now on to the news in our lives... we found out that we are expecting twins in November. It was a big shock to both of us. The boys are due on November 6th. I am going to have a C-section so it will be scheduled sometime in October. I am excited and scared all at the same time. We are still trying to figure out names for both of them. Wish us luck!

Cashed out with MyPoints!

I cashed out today with MyPoints! I was so happy to cash out for $25 to be sent to my PayPal account! I have 458 points left in my account and I am going to start working right away on earning more! If anyone is interested in joining MyPoints, let me know and I will email you a referral link!