Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The title is not quite true as I have been busy,but am NO elf...lol...the holidays seem to do that to us all. I was happy to spend Thanksgiving with my family, and my cousin Nate was here from Calafornia too. Basketball season is officially beginning my son is in 10th grade and plays on the High School JV team, and they have started with the scrimmages, and official first game is this Friday. Excited to see him play, he loves basketball. My daughter has a boyfirend now...lol... at 13 and half ...don't know where her and her boyfriend are gonna go...they are 13 and maybe a bike ride...lol... Young teens use the term dating ...but shes is not dating...lol...too young. With her going through the boy thing, and my son into basketball and runnin, plus the Holiday last week, threw me off from any posts. I believe there should be a show called life as a teenage mom :) I am happy to say I did get my decorating started and will post some pictures of that tomorrow. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I know I did. And a busy Black Friday too, yes I was one of those silly people that stay out all night and morning to get the best deals. I had my hubby, daughter, and son help out too, but they were done after the midnight sales. I took them home rested for about 2 hours than off again I went. Crazy huh???lol... I made a Great recipe for a new dessert called Pumpkin Crunch...it was really delicious. I will share that recipe tomorrow with the Holiday pictures of my house, until then....Have A Great Day... DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE GIVEAWAY. A TARGET GIFT CARD AND A CHRISTMAS GOODIE. I HAVE EXTENDED THE GIVEAWAY UNTIL DECEMBER 12TH, THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON DECEMBER 12TH. JUST WANTED TO LET PEOPLE GET THEIR ENTRIES IN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY...........
Monday, November 14, 2011
I just had to share the items I got this weekend at a craft show here near my home in Ohio. I love going to all the local craft shows around the area. I like to see all the new ideas, and of course buy some goodies too. Here is what I bought, I can't wait to get my house decorated for the Holidays... I just love the Holidays.....
Friday, November 11, 2011
What a GREAT Day today is. A day to celebrate Veterans on this Veterans Day. I am so thankful to live in a country so freely as we do in the United States, and for ever grateful to have had so many men and women fall to their death so that I may live so freely, it is a BLESSING for myself and us all. My husband is a Us Army Veteran he served 5 years active duty and 2 years National Guard. I served as a military wife for several years, and let me tell you the wives and husbands are just so precious to me, they sacrifice so much to maintain all on the home front while there love one is away. I did this so often when my hubby served too. It really is hard to be separated from your spouse and to worry about them. I commend all military families!!! I THANK all serving now, and in the past, soilders who have gone to heaven to be with Our Lord as a fallen HERO, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We have so many friends, family members who have served, along with my husband too, grandfathers, cousins, uncles, and brothers. It is so GREAT that OUR country Honor all VETERANS it really is as the song says Land Of The Free And Home Of The Brave. I wanted to share this poem I found with you all,some one like you or I wrote this from their HEART..Please read over it.......let it really sink into what a Veteran is.....
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It is a giveaway time here at my blog, I am gonna combine this to be a Christmas giveaway. I will be giving away a 15 dollar Target gift card + a SURPRISE Christmas goodie(will tell you that it is a decorative item) for your home. I will be running the giveaway starting today and ending on December 1st. I will announce the winner on December 2nd. Please take the time to sign up! It is EASY!! To be eligiable to win please be a follower of my blog- At Home With Michelle- 1 entry. Follow me on twitter my user name is mnmomofinohio- 1 entry. Write a blog post or post about the giveaway on your blog- 2 entries. That's it simple ways to enter. I love having giveaways here on my blog. I hope you enjoy them too:) Please leave all your entries in the comment section below. Be sure and include your e-mail address. Also contest is open to US residents only please.Random.org will be used to determine the winner. Thank You, and have a GREAT bloggin day!!!
Monday, November 7, 2011
I was hoping to have my giveaway up for this month a $15 Target gift card, and a Chritmas goodie surprise. I wanted to have it up on the 1st but that was not gonna happen, and after a long week last week, it will be up tomoroow the giveaway that is. I wanted to tell briefly why I have been missing all last week. I got a call last Tuesday that my daughter had been punched in the face and in the head several times, and an ambulance was on there way to get her and meet them at the hospital. You see she had passed out, and awoke to massive blood she was spitting out of her mouth as she was gagging on it, laying on the floor in the hall ways. I called my husband immediately from my cell phone, he happened to be on a job sight near my daughters school and rushed there.He got there to be with her and ride in the ambulance he said he had never seen anything so bad:( She ended up getting cat scan of her head and jaw, and had a minor head injury and her jaw was not dislocated thank goodness but was swollen. She missed all last week of school and was wrote off from the hospital. She is really a GREAT kid!!! She is an 8th grader, and just got all A's on her report card, never been in trouble, and luvs school and a people person. So to hear she got upset and got beat up it was a total SHOCK!!! I later found out that the girl who hit her was wanting a chair that Joli my daughters friend was sitting in, and my daughter said its a chair, and even one of the girls went and got her another one. Well she wasn't having it and wanted that chair, so my daughter told her friends lets just let her have it and they left and went to another table. Later in the hall way the fight took place, and this girl is known to be a bully, and has been in trouble for other things at school. The whole ordeal has made me realize even though I have had issues with my son and bullying in the past, he dealt with it held his own, my daughter on the other hand is so laid back does not stick up for herself, and I think that makes her an easy target for bullying. I was not all pleased about the schools handeling of the fight, as students broke up the fight, and it wasn't untill my daughter got up and walked a few steps and collapsed and black out that teachers rushed to her side, and teachers were not located in the hallway and the superintendent assured me that he had told teachers previuosly that teachers need to stand outside their classrooms while kids are changing classes as fights are often started in hallways. My daughter was seriously hurt from bullying, I think the girl was just jealous of her, and I believe some kids are meant to be just plain mean, and there is no help for them!!! I could go on and on, but I will not be doing that today. I am happy my daughter went back to school today. She received so much love and support while she was recovering, I think she is traumatized by the whole ordeal, and I really seen her never be as sad and depressed as she has been these last few days. We went to church yesterday and I think that really cheered her up, being in the Lords house is always a GREAT place to be:) I just hope that sharing my story will tell you a little bit about bullying from a parent, a story I hope NONE of you ever have to deal with. It breaks a parents heart, and really devastates all children that are bullied!!! Please come back tomorrow for my giveaway.... Target gift card...and a Christmas goodie SURPRISE!!! Here is some pictures of my daughter........She really is my best friend, I am blessed to have such a wonderful young lady in my life. I LOVE you Joli!!