My Family

My Family

Welcome to my blog!

I was never taught how to keep up a house as a child.. I was raised by my dad, along with 2 younger brothers, so I was a bit of a tomboy.
I am married now, with four children of my own & want more than anything to be a good wife and mother. My house is always a mess... This blog is my way of charting my progress, in my spritual growth and learning how to keep house. If you have any suggestions, or ideas for me, please let me know. If you are in the same boat as I... I would love to hear from you.
I am learning and trying, but I don't know how others do it. When I find the answer, I will share it with you. I promise.
I like to cook, am good at sewing, crochet, crafts, writing... I just can't keep house. I try with everything I have, and always come up a mile short.
I am trying to over all be a good person, be a strong Christian lady for my daughters and son to look up to, a wife my husband treasures. That above all else... even a clean house... is what I want in life. I have an etsy shop at stop in sometime :)

"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer." ~Mother Teresa

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Blog - Come Visit!!...

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to stop in and say that I have moved to a new blog... I have also moved all my posts, and comments, from this blog onto my new one.

You can now find me and all of my ramblings at !

I look forward to having you stop by and visit me!!

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's been a long time!

Well, hello old friends!
It has been a good 3.5 years since I have last posted. There have been a lot of changes in my life in that time. My husband and I bought a lovely home three years ago, only a few blocks away from where we previously lived.
I now work a full time job outside of the home, and have also started an etsy shop to sell my sewing items for a little extra income.
My children are growing into wonderful, beautiful individuals.
I have to admit that I have grown away from the home management binder since moving into our new home, but am soon to start up another one. I would be happy to share it’s progress with you! I feel that now, more than ever before, I need an organized schedule in my home.
I have always found that if I did not have a list in my hand to look at… I would often lose focus. I am glad to have found my way back to my old, comfortable, familiar blog, and I hope to see you around soon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

So proud of my kids.

Yesterday my son (6) told me that he wanted a shirt for Christmas that says "God is love". That just melted my heart. Then today my daughter (8) won a jewelry making kit at school, the kit contains enough to make 20 pieces of jewelry, do you know she only wanted to make one thing for herself, and made out a list of 19 people she wanted to make things for as Christmas presents. She is even crafting her own jewelry boxes for each gift. She is going to be like me, such a crafty little person with a big heart. I am so proud of both of them, did I mention that they will both be getting baptised this Sunday at church. They each dedicated their lives to the lord at different times, months ago. So needless to say, I will be taking lots of pictures of them. I just wanted to share that with you. DH is working late tonight, he won't be in until really late, or early tomorrow morning. I really dislike when he is working that late, so far away from home, I worry about him driving tired. I wish he could find more jobs closer to where we live. So this will be a late night for me, as I always wait up for him. I just can't sleep when I am worried about him so much. Here I am typing about how proud I am of the kids, and they are acting up, not wanting to get ready for bed. I guess that will have to be enough for now, I need to get them settled in so I can have some quiet time.

My current cleaning routine.

My current cleaning routine is as follows.


Morning-6:30 a.m.
  • Wake up and make my bed, tidy up the bedroom before heading to the bathroom to get dressed.
  • I get dressed in the bathroom, fix my hair and brush my teeth. While in the bathroom I pick up any clothes and put them in the hamper, tidy up the counter, sink and quickly wipe down the toilet.
  • I then head to the kitchen and empty the dishwasher, take out meat to thaw for dinner and start the laundry to be done for the day.
  • I wake up the kids and they get dressed for school and off they go.


  • I do my weekly cleaning
  • I go through the house and throw away (de-clutter) 25 things (tip from flylady). Do one room every day for a week if you are just starting until you have gone through the whole house. After that, do one room only once a week as part of your weekly cleaning, so each room gets de-cluttered about once every month or two.
  • I tidy up for a few minutes (5-15 depending on how much time I have).
  • Cook dinner
  • Clear off clutter proned areas

Before bed-6:00 p.m.

  • Load the dishwasher
  • Me and 7 yr old clean up the kitchen
  • 6 yr old cleans up the living room
  • Everyone takes a bath and gets their clothes together for the next morning.
  • Bathroom pick up

Weekly cleaning:

  • Monday - wash sheets, blankets and towels. Wipe down appliances, front door, windows, mirrors and plan menu for the week.
  • Tuesday-wash 2 youngsters clothes. Wipe and dust all surfaces in the house.
  • Wednesday-2 oldest wash their clothes and pick them up. Clean the tubs, sinks, toilets and showers.
  • Thursday-Wash me and hubbies clothes. Sweep and mop hard floors.
  • Friday-Either do a de-cluttering, or wipe down the walls in 1 room of the house. Vacuum carpets and sweep off steps.

Having a routine makes things easier, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get hard at times. Sometimes you will miss your afternoon routine, sometimes your night routine, sometimes the whole routine gets thrown out the window. lol... try to do as much of the routine for the rest of the day as you can. Or start fresh the next day, I have to tell myself that often. It sometimes is discouraging to clean a room, step back and look at it with a sense of accomplishment, walk away from it only to re-enter again in 20 minutes to find it completely destroyed again. Picking up, washing, and cooking for six people daily isn't an easy job. But I really don't think I would have it any other way.... ask me again tomorrow and I may say differently :)

Sorry it took so long.

Soooo, it has again been a while since my last post, a long time actually. Our family now has a new addition. We have a beautiful baby girl named Angelique Marie. She is so wonderful. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces at birth, and had to be delivered by c-section due to her being breached. She was the only one out of my now four children who was delivered by c-section. It was awful, I would rather give birth any day than to have to have another c-section. I couldn't belive the pain that followed that procedure. Baby girl is in her swing as of now, kind of fussing, because she likes to be held. Angelina (3 yr old) is taking a nap in her bed and Destiny (almost 8 yr old) and Daniel (6 yr old) are in school. DH has started his own company, working a lot for this time of year, but waiting to get paid for the jobs he is working... money is short so this may very well be the last post for me for a while. I will have to disconnect the intranet for a while to cut back on expenses. I need to update my controle journal, as I do things a little differently now that baby girl is here. I may have to do that today or tomorrow. I will have to go to the DMV tomorrow morning to turn the plate in for my car, as I had to cancel the insurance today. We have three vehicles on insurance, and as I have said, we have to cut back on expenses. I have already canceled our T.V. which surprisingly, I don't miss at all and it's been over a week now. The kids don't miss it either. If anyone is reading this, please pray for God to provide for my family, I have faith that he will, he always does. O.k. that's all I will have time for today, I need to get to the housework. I had to go to town to do a few things today, and the day is already half gone and I haven't done a thing in the house yet.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

It's been a while

I know that it's been a while since I have posted on here. It's been a long few months for me. I finished school. I graduated a couple of days ago, it was a nice graduation. I am now currently 7 1.2 months pregnant with another baby girl. We don't have a name picked out for her yet. We do have a maybe, maybe Alayna Marie. I am going to go this coming Saturday for a 3D 4D ultrasound, and I am excited about it. I have never had one before and since this will be our last baby, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Now that I am out of school, I am starting to focus more on the house. I need to get things straight before the baby is born. We don't really have enough room for another child in here. We are currently looking for a larger vehicle for myself, and a bigger home for our family. Please pray that we find something that we fall in love with, in our price range. God is a wonderful God, and all things are possible through Him. There have been some things that have happened recently, and I had to learn to really put things in Gods hands and let Him take over. I had to learn to pray for His will to be done, not mine, because He can see the big picture, not I. It looks like God has taken care of everything, and I am praying that things stay that away. The devil will try to tear you away from God any way that he can, it is then you need the most to depend on God. Well, I think it's time I get off the computer, and get back to the house work. I have gotten a lot accomplished today, but still have a great deal left to do. Thank you all for reading.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Just an update.

I know I haven't posted in a while. I have been trying to catch up on everything, from school work to house work. I do go back to the doctor on April 3, I will be able to find out if we are going to have another baby boy, or another baby girl. The baby is kicking now, I can feel him/her often. I do have a viral infection now, and hubby was up last night sick, he went to work this morning though, so hopefully he is feeling better today. I will try and post more often, thanks for reading and caring about us. Angel.