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One of the mysteries of life is that occassionally some piece of it will be perfectly understandable.


Summer is definitely here! The boys are all at Royal Ranger camp so today is “Girls” day, well Daddy too!  Here are two of the girls having a “picnic” with their fried chicken.  Clever young things  aren’t they?



Enjoying the pool!



Kiera’s favorite place in the world: dirt, mud, anything dirty at all!



Let’s Jump on the trampoline! What Fun! 😉



Here is the newest addition to our family….meet Sam the CRAZEE kitten!  He has successfully destroyed ALL my houseplants (but we still love this playful little guy).

Kiera (Kiki) is definitely two now.  See her saying “no” to posing for a photo?

Abbie finally arrived on Monday. Boy has she ever grown! She is a HUGE young lady. The kids were all so excited to see her. She has fallen back into routine here at home. Loving all of the playmates, attention and activities. I tell you that girl is a FISH, she LOVES to swim!

She forgot how to ride a bike after her first six months in Seattle. We remember all to well how difficult the weather is there. Six years of miserable weather is more than enough! When we arrived home from the airport and got out of the van into the 96 degree heat she said, “Finally! It’s warm!” Anyhow, she is doing very well on her bike again. She just needs a little more confidence.

The boys are all headed out tomorrow to a Royal Ranger Camping trip until Saturday afternoon. They should have plenty to tell then.

Hi there, my name is Tammy. I thought I’d introduce you to our family. We live in sunny Florida. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, Kevin and six wonderful children. Our first three children are boys: Josh (15), Garitson (11) and Nathan (9) then came the girls: Miranda (7), Abbie (6) and Kiera (2). I was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with Kiera. It was a rough ride but she was born healthy despite everything. Six days after she was induced early I began four months of chemo, them 38 and 3 boosts of radiation, additional surgery and now five years of medication. The Lord has brought us through it well…for that we are grateful. I celebrated my two-year anniversary being cancer free in January. Yippee! Anyhow, it’s been a rough three years…but God has blessed us with six healthy children and they are a blessing.

I love recipes and photography.  I will include a lot of my recipes on this blog.

We love the outdoors and enjoy spending a lot of time outside doing activities.

This photo was taken on Mother’s Day 2008

at the beach!

Josh (15) is an aspiring musician, he plays the trumpet in Band, the guitar and tinkers on the keyboard.  He is a brilliant young man.

Garitson (11) is very into all things military, outdoors and camping.  He hopes to join into special services as a career.  He is a very loyal and faithful worker and son.

Nathaniel (9) is our little scientist, artist and farmer.  It is alway about how things work and experimenting.  His latest obsession is carnivorous plants.  We are getting quite a collection!  Very bright boy!

Miranda (7) is an adveturous girlie-girl.  She is a fantastic sister and very motherly.  She hopes to be a teacher one day and will make an excellent one.

Abigail (6) is our sweet-hearted love bug.  She definitely shows interest in the medical field and is very concerned about all our well being.  A lovely young lady.

Kiera (2) is our miracle baby.  She is a blessing to everyone she comes across and a sweetheart.  A very, very, very active one she is.

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday: Whole House Blessing

Tuesday: Zone Day (declutter)

Wednesday: Zone + Desk

Thursday: Grocery & Errands

Friday: Date Night

Saturday: Family Day

Sunday: Rest & Renew



Whole House Blessing


Change all the sheets

Wipe down mirrors & TV/Computer Screens



Empty trash (all over the house)



Zone Day (Decluttering)

* Water and fertilize plants, if any

* Work in current zone for 15 minutes OR 15 minutes decluttering



Zone + Desk Day

Finish any zone work or decluttering from yesterday

Make weekly menu

Balance Checkbook

File Papers

Clear Desk




Grocery + Errands

Use the menu I made yesterday to go grocery shopping

Run any other errands you might need: Post office, library, appointments, gift/other shopping, etc.

Clean Rabbit Cage



Clean Car

Clean purse

Plan a nice dinner or date tonight!



Family Fun Day

Do something fun with my family.

Don’t forget my routines!



Rest & Renewal

Do routines today, but don’t stress on other things.



Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch, and Dining Room

Zone 2: Kitchen, Back Porch

Zone 3: The Bathrooms & one extra room (spare room, storage room, laundry room, office, kid’s room)

Zone 4: Master Bedroom & Master Bathroom

Zone 5: Living Room

  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. 
  •  Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. 
  •  If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years. 
  •  China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. State capital without a McDonald’s.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month.
  • The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  • There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • It takes about a 1/2 gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave it to Beaver”.
  • In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt out but only 6 people were injured.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs.
  • Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death!!!
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  • “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
  • “Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”
  • Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.
  • Caution, Blind Man Driving.
  • “Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make.”
  • All trespassers will be shot on sight. All survivors will then be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Have a nice day!
  • “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”-Michael Jordan
  • “Life’s an Ocean, Sail It”
  • Best friends are the people that know all about and still put up with you!
  • Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.
  • Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film!
  • 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  • A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
  • A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  • The sooner you fall behind the more time you’ll have to catch up.
  • OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
  • If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
  • Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
  • When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  • Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
  • Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  • I intend to live forever — so far, so good.
  • Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
  • If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
  • A conclusion is the part where you got tired of thinking.
  • Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
  • The only reason I am always listening to music is to drownd out the sound of your voice!
  • Drive carefully, 90% of people are accidents.
  • “Careful with that light at the end of the tunnel, it might be another train coming.”
  • “don’t drink and drive you might spill your beer”
  • Love is like a rose in winter, only the strong survive
  • Smile, and the world will smile with you. Laugh and they’ll all think your on drugs.
  • “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And where there’s a way, then there’s usually a stop sign somewhere along the road.”
  • Silence is silver, but music is gold…
  • Lifes Tough, get a helmet!
  • loved by some, hated by many, envied by most, yet wanted by plenty!
  • “I didn’t lose my mind, I sold it on ebay.”
  • Constipated People Don’t Give A crap.
  • The Earth Is Full – Go Home.
  • So Many Pedestrians – So Little Time.
  • Cleverly Disguised As A Responsible Adult.
  • If We Quit Voting, Will They All Go Away?
  • Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.
  • Illiterate? Write For Help.
  • Cover Me, I’m Changing Lanes.
  • He Who Hesitates Is Not Only Lost, But Miles From The Next Exit.
  • You! Out Of The Gene Pool – Now!
  • I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me To.
  • Fight Crime: Shoot Back!
  • Remember Folks: Stop Lights Timed For 35 mph Are Also Timed For 70 mph.
  • Boldly Going Nowhere.
  • Caution – Driver Legally Blonde.
  • Honk If You’ve Never Seen An Uzi Fired From A Car Window.
  • How Many Roads Must A Man Travel Down Before He Admits He is Lost?
  • All Men Are Animals; Some Just Make Better Pets.
  • “i’m not tailgating, i’m keeping up with the pace car”
  • normal people worry me
  • you say physco like it’s a bad thing
  • those who think they know everything, annoy those of us that do
  • “my tears for you are like dark chocolate- bitter sweet and probably no good for me.”