Thursday, June 30, 2011

A day in Amish Country with the fam...

I took a day off work and my mom, kids, and my brother headed down to amish country for the day.  It was great. I always love going down there. I am hoping maybe one day to actually be able to go down there for a night or 3 and stay in a little bed and breakfast and just relax. Its so peaceful.  Plus the cool thing... I am part amish!! My mother's grandmother was amish!! How awesome is that?! 

me in my little amish bonnet 

the drive down 

the perfect mode of transportation

 This is actually made like this!!  The first time i saw it last year my boyfriend and I had to stop- in the pouring rain- to check it out. We had a bet going too, he said the wind knocked it over like that- I said that its supposed to be like that. I won!! haha... the inside of it its cool too.. its made normal. you can stand up in it and the back of it is a lil ledge for a couch or bed or something. I want one!  
these just looked pretty.. lol.

Lil man wanted his pic taken with the kabobs. he said they looked yummy. 

maybe i am odd.. but i have a thing for cemetaries. I think they are beautiful. I would love to go around and take pictures of all of them around the state.

 My lil cowgirl. She wanted this so bad!!! She rode it around the store! lol.

 My brother and lil man resting after walking around some.

even Captain Jack Sparrow comes to visit Amish Country

and of course my kids had to get their pics taken with Jack. As soon as baby girl saw this... she start say look mom, its jack, its jack!! lol. 

baby girl in her amish bonnet. hahaha. she was so mad that I made her put it on and took her pic. She kept saying she didnt want to wear the baby hat. Too cute! 

After that we went into my mom's and my favorite victorian shop on main street. I love going in there and trying on all the hats!!  I would love to be able to do a room in my house in a victorian type theme.

 Even my mom had to get in on the dress up!! :-) You can never be too old to play dress up!! lol.  

haha.. more of me in my amish bonnet. :-) 

It was so much fun going down there. I can't wait to go again. Hopefully I'll be able to go again before it gets cold and maybe spend a little bit more time sight seeing and stuff. I would love to go on an Amish homestead tour and see the houses and barns.  And def. have to go on a horse and buggy ride. I have been on one since lil man was a baby.  

Blessings n Love
Overthinking Mama 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- my weekend

baby girl and me at lil man's hot stove baseball practice

lil man and team mate heading to the field for little league baseball game

baby girl and her new bff riding around during lil man's game

lil man on base

one of my good long time friends and her son at lil man's game

coach talk after winning the game

lil man made us the fire

he did really good at keeping up with it too

me and TS :-) 

baby girl and her bff on the trampoline

the fire with no flash on camera

fire with flash on camera

so happy. 

thats better. 

lil man at hot stove baseball practice

practicing batting


its outta here!! 

say cheese mom..

Blessings n Love
Overthinking Mama 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My- MAMA Style

My- MAMA Style

Tank: Macy's 14.99
Top/Jacket: Forever 21 $6.99
Pants: Khols 14.99
Shoes: Charlotte Russe 9.99

Blessings N Love
Overthinking Mama 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Journal Day!

Danielle over at Sometimes Sweet started this wonderful new series on her blog called “Journal Day
Once a week she will offer up a prompt to help us- her readers to write a journal entry for the day.  I love it!!!  If you love this idea- please go and check out her blog- let her know you found out about this from me and that you love if and you wanna join… or you just love reading it! J
The first prompt is:

Describe a "first" (first date, first lie, the first time you experienced something, first time in a particular setting, etc). Include as many details as possible to paint a picture.

HHMMM… a first…  I guess I will write about my first date.. since I was just talking about it over the weekend with one of my good friends.  My first date with LD. My high school sweet heart, father of my wonderful LIL MAN, my (now ex) husband and once best friend. 

I was 15 and him 16. It was my freshman year in high school and LD finally had the never to talk to me.. write me lil notes and eventual ask me out on a date.  J  But since we both were so young… neither of could drive yet… my wonderful father came along on our date!   His mom dropped him off at my dad’s house and off we went.  To a dinner and a movie.  We went and saw Anaconda (so romantic!!). My dad wanted to sit in between us at the theater.. but I didn’t give him the chance and went into the row first.. LD in the middle and my dad at the end.  I am sure LD felt even more nervous sitting next to MY father!! Lol.  We held hands and shared pop corn.  I don’t remember if LD paid for my ticket or my dad. Lol. I do remember tho on the way to the theater… in my dad’s pick up truck.. I let LD sit in front and I sat in the little mini seat in back.. I was leaning up front thru the middle so I could be closer to LD and I was singing along to No Diggity by Blackstreet. Lol.  After the movie we went to a small local restaurant (same one my mom and dad actually went on dates to).  And had burgers, fries and sodas… I remember LD going into the bathroom and coming out smelling like a french whore! Haha. He sprayed probably half of the bottle of cologne on in the batheroom… Aspen. I will never forget that smell. *swoon*.  After dinner we went to drive LD back home… and on the way there we realize we are taking him to my Aunts old house!! They bought the house from Aunt, years ago!! How is that for FATE!!  LD invites us in to see the house and so my dad could meet his parents… And when we went it his mom came out with a shoe box filled with old pictures of  MY family!!  It was awesome. It brought back so many memories being there… I hadn’t been in that house since I was probably 6 years old!!  I learned to swim in the inground pool out back!!  It was so wonderful yet odd…  LD and I snuck down to the basement/rec room for a quick makeout session while the parents talked… and before long I had to head home. J  It was such a wonderful first date!! J

Blessings n Love
Overthinking Mama

Friday, June 24, 2011

Realization Friday

Finally… finally… finally … its Friday. Even tho this week has gone by pretty quick.. I am so happy that it is Friday!! 

This week I have come to realize:

~ That I need to make a summer check list of things that I want to do J

~ I need more quiet time for me and God.

~ that maybe I am done having kids…

~ That maybe I need to get used to the idea of being single… forever.

~ That I want to have people over for tea instead of beer…

~ That my brain feels like its sludge all the time anymore..

~ That I still defend my idiot baby daddy to people when really I shouldn’t

~ That My God Loves me!!

~ That I need to quit being so lazy and get my clothing site up and running!!

Hope ya’ll have a great weekend!!! Ill try and post over the weekend… but.. yea… Ill probably forget.. its family time then!! J

thot I would share- going thru old pic- this is from 2007!!! 

Blessings n Love
Overthinking Mama 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

thursday- baseball, kids, and crafty me.

Its raining again. I so hope it stops and is dryed up by Lil Man’s game tonight. I love watching him!! He has rocked so much this week!!! I am seeing him becoming better and better as the summer progresses.  Monday’s game- he pitched an inning and half.. and wow!!! I am super amazed!! He did awesome!!! No crazy pitches (till the end).. straight down the center right into the catchers glove!! It was awesome!!! So much different than the beginning of the season!!  Last night he rocked at hitting. He was up to bat 3x and all 3 times were great hits!!  And one time he made it all the way to the fence!!!!  It was awesome!!!

My moms was telling us about how Grampy (my stepdad) was outside yesterday and there was squirrel on the shed roof starring right at him… with out missing a beat.. Lil man was like “well maybe he thought Grampy was a nut”.  Haha perfect!!  The funny part is… I really don’t think my son even ment it as Grampy’s crazy… more as an actual nut nut. Lol.

Baby Girl at the game told me that I didn’t need to clap at anyone else on the team… that they weren’t OUR son, so I didn’t need to clap. Lol. hhmm… wonder when she had a kid?! Lol.

Last night, I decided to get crafty.  So I found an old men’s tshirt that I would wear to bed and decided to to try out this craft thing I saw in and try my luck at it. Well it was pretty awesome! I like how it turned out.  All I did was take the shirt… turn it inside out- fold it in half length wise- cut a moon shape out of the side from the sleeve to the bottom- cut slits all down the side- then tie the slits- I cut the bottom of the shirt and the neck of the shirt- turned it right side out… and voila – I had me a cute fitted shirt!! J
I can’t find the exact website I saw this idea on… but here’s something similar.

Here spics of mine:

Blessings n Love
Overthinking Mama 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

wordless Wednesday

My daddy
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

modpodge brain

My mind is just a whole modpodge of stuff today… ugh.

I really didn’t want to get up this morning. I was so sleepy… I kept hitting the snooze button. I didn’t get up to do yoga, or read my devotional, or have coffee- I didn’t get up to spend time with God today.  I kept saying to myself.. Ill just do it in bed.. Ill talk with him.. and I did. And I heard him talking to me.. though I haven’t a clue what He said.  I was so out of it.   I do know tho that he sent my son to come wake me up. Lil man is never up early…  but he was today. And woke me up!! J

I have been trying to get a personal loan. I need to do a loan modification on my mortgage to lower my payment…. But it cost $$ to do it.. Money which I really don’t have to spend…. And I can’t get a loan either.  So.  I don’t know what to do… I am praying on it and I know God will make an opportunity arise for it.. if its meant to be.

My step mom is back in the hospital. I got a call from my stepsister last night about 10pm telling me to go over to our parents house NOW.  The story my sis told me was that her mom feel and broke something.. So I load up the kids and head out.  I leave my kids in the car because I knew the dynamics in the house would only make them act out more and it just would be good on anyones nerves. I go in and my step moms in the bedroom on her knees.  She tells me she bent down to pick up some socks… remembered she had a grabber thingy so it was stupid she was bending down. She then tried to push herself up using the bedframe and as she was doing that she heard a big pop… and immense pain. She said she thought she broke her collar bone. The paramedics came and her and my dad went to the hospital where she was admitted. I went home and put my babies back to bed.
The latest news I just received was that they think she has a blood clot and possibly a torn ligament or something… hopefully I’ll know more later.

My daughter this morning is with a new sitter. My son will be there with her after school.  But I felt so bad for baby girl. She hasn’t seen the sitter in years… the sitter is one of my good friends from highschool… one of the very few people that I actually still talk to from high school. She has two kids a boy and a girl so I know after a bit my daughter will be fine. And I know my friend is wonderful with kids and I don’t really have anything to worry about.  I just felt bad having to pull baby girl off my leg… having to sit her down and tell her that I have to go.. I have to get lil man to school and I have to go to work. She can’t follow me out the door.  She listened, and I was able to leave.  Still breaks my heart tho.

We had baseball last night. Lil Man pitched.. and OMG!!!  He rocked it!!! I was so proud.. and amazed.. and just in awe. This was the first time he played since before he left on vacay with his dad… and his first inning at pitching… he did awesome!!! J  The second inning tho.. he was wore out and they switched him out.  He did awesome at batting and fielding too… One of the parents tho, was kinda getting on my nerves.  Their son is probably the best player on the team.. I will give them that and I wont deny that at all… but they kept yelling to him that he needed to play better because everyone else looks up to him… he can’t play around like everyone else because he’s the role model for the team… he’s the best on the team and has to show everyone else how it’s done because he’s the best.   And I mean yea.. I agree.. he’s good. Everyone does look up to him…  but don’t yell that to him in the middle of the field… or when he’s sitting with all the other players.  I don’t know maybe I just got aggravated with them too easily.. but it was just like to me.. them yelling it out in front of all the other kids…was like saying to them.. hey you aint good enough.. my kids the best…  If they wanted to say it to their kid.. fine.. call him over. Talk quietly…  don’t scream out you are better than everyone else act like it.  *not those exact words but to me that was the meaning behind those words.   I could go on and on about parents and baseball.. and coaches that are parents or grandparents and the special attention they give to their kids/grandkids… lol.

Ok.. well that’s enough venting for the day… so I will stop. I feel better now! Lol. Thanks for listening!!!

Blessings n Love
Overthinking Mama 

Monday, June 20, 2011

My- MAMA Style

My- MAMA Style

I have to guess at what everythings cost... a lot of the items i have had for forever! lol. 
Tank: I think I got at Dots... like 4 years ago.. maybe 12.99
Sweater: target $17.98 
Jeans: Arizona $15.00
Shoes: payless $14.99 i think.. from like 8 years ago. lol. 
Belt: $1. thrifted. 

Blessings N Love
Overthinking Mama