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Friday, June 30, 2006

This And That

-My brother tried to get a flight home yesterday from JFK. Since he works for an airline here in Columbus, he gets to fly for free...if a flight is not yet booked. So, he got on a flight yesterday just for it to be delayed several times and then finally canceled. There was nothing else going to Ohio, so he decided to take a bus. When he called last night, he told us that he and the other bus passengers had been waiting a while since the bus had a flat tire! Poor kid, he just wanted to get home!

-I didn't sleep very much last night. I have no idea why! Recently I have been sleeping a solid 7 hours, but I was awake every hour last night. I would love to know why.

-My hubby and I plan on seeing Superman this weekend...and I can't wait since I'm a huge Superman fan! I have the box set of the four S-man movies as well as The New Adventures of Lois and Clark on dvd. I also love Smallville, but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to get the series on dvd.

-I'm loving our nightly family walks. We leave the house at about 10pm to close the pools and it gives us a chance to catch up on our day while getting some much needed exercise. (I didn't get my walk last night, so maybe that's why I didn't sleep...hmmm.)

-I was able to take the boys on a walk yesterday. I usually don't like leaving the house with all three of them, but I think they really enjoyed it. I got them all loaded up in the wagon and we walked down to the pool. Once there, I took off their shoes so they could dip their feet in the cool water. They loved it!

-I'm not sure if I'll have the reds at all next week...how wonderful is that?! I'll find out tonight for sure!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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Blogger Shannon said...

walks are good when you can get them...poor brother, hope he gets home safe and sound!

June 30, 2006 9:53 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

We love our walks too. Everyone just looks at us like we are freaks though.

June 30, 2006 9:59 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Dag, he just isn't supposed to get home, I guess! What rotten luck.

I don't know if I am going to go see the new Superman movie any time soon. I'll have to wait and see what people think of it. They've been trying to make that movie for a long time and have had 3 different directors, I believe.

The story sounds a little weird and is supposed to take place between Superman II and III. That is sacred territory and I hope they be careful.

June 30, 2006 10:17 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Superman 2 was my favorite, but I love all of them. I'd love to see this one in the theater, but Hubby is averse to seeing more than one movie in the theater per year, so we're going to see Pirates!

June 30, 2006 12:26 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I hope to catch Superman this weekend, too, though I may have to go by myself (my few friends here aren't into those kinds of films, but we're seeing Devil Wears Prada).

I've noticed that I sleep much harder on the nights when I've exercised, so that could be it...and also just from not followng your normal routine.

June 30, 2006 12:33 PM

 
Blogger cube said...

Aren't we all Superman fans? I think this Superman movie looks good from the trailers. I hope this Man of Steel doesn't let us down.

Happy Friday!

June 30, 2006 2:00 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I've seen clips of Superman Returns, and it looks great.

June 30, 2006 3:32 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I hear the movie is wonderful. Can't wait to see it either!

Is is me or are these word verifications getting a tad too long? Here's mine: pkeavpog

Sheesh!

June 30, 2006 8:12 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

The family is scheduled to watch Superman too this Monday. We are all excited because we will be watching it in the newest moviehouse in town called IMAX which has a sheer 20m x 33m 8 stories high wide screen.

Just a tip...an hour or two before bedtime, try reducing your activity both physically and mentally. Hope it works for you as it does for me.

Have a great weekend!

June 30, 2006 8:19 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Glad that things are going well for YOU...but your bro can't seem to catch a break!!!

Hope for the best...plan for the worse!

Sounds like a seVIIn concert motto!!

June 30, 2006 10:42 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

He did...finally Shannon! :-)

Walks are great, aren't they OGO?!

He and the other bus passengers were even on the news that night Guru!

Superman 2 was fantastic...but I think I like this one just a little bit better Jana.

I'd love to see that movie as well Becky.

You should go see it Cube, MC, and Capt...asap!!!

I hope you enjoy it Viamarie!!!

They are, thanks OZ!

July 12, 2006 9:56 AM

 

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Chaotic

Thirteen things Trinity13's family is doing for the next 10 days.


1. I have yet another church meeting tonight.
2. I had one yesterday as well...from 7-10:30pm.
3. Tomorrow I have to send out a ton of emails to different church people as well as type up the notes from tonight's meeting.
4. Sunday my hubby is on praise team again, so he will be at the church from 7-12:30pm.
5. Then he has band practice that night here at our house...so 8 people will be jamming in 'The Cave' that night.
6. Monday is another band practice, but this one will be at my parent's church (where they will be performing on Thursday).
7. I'll have to go with my hubby to the practice since I'm running their power-point.
8. Tuesday my hubby is on call (for 7 properties), so I hope he doesn't have to leave our Fourth of July celebration to go perform maintenance somewhere.
9. Wednesday of next week I have to help my mom prepare dinner for 50 people that will be meeting at her church...and then have another meeting.
10. That same night the band is practicing and I'm running their power-point again.
11. Thursday I will be running around town transporting people for the big church event on Friday and Saturday (the event I've been attending all the meetings for...I'll post more about it later). My hubby's band will be leading worship for another meeting I will be attending that night.
12. Friday and Saturday will be spent at the church event...with a banquet that Friday night that I have to help with. I also have to man a merchandise table Thursday and Friday night for the event.
13. Saturday evening I will be resting and catching my breath for the first time in a week.

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Blogger Cheeky said...

Wow - and I thought I was busy - don't forget to schedule some down time.

I played too

June 29, 2006 9:28 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Got a lot going on. Have fun in all you do!

My TT is up.

June 29, 2006 9:37 AM

 
Blogger Janet said...

man, you are BUSY! Take some time for yourself, too :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

June 29, 2006 9:47 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Girl you ARE pregnant you know. You better leave some time for you and your littlest one.

June 29, 2006 9:57 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

It's a holiday. Take some time to kick back with a summer drink and enjoy yourself a bit. :)

June 29, 2006 10:06 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Man, that's a busy week!

I responded to your comment on my wedding post...

June 29, 2006 10:32 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I will be with ya from Thursday on, girl friend!!!!

:)

June 29, 2006 10:39 AM

 
Blogger Trish said...

Wow! Glad you scheduled some "me" time on Saturday night! :)

Happy TT! Mine are up.

June 29, 2006 12:03 PM

 
Blogger d.challener roe said...

Sounds like a busy week.

My 13 is up.

June 29, 2006 12:25 PM

 
Blogger Tricia said...

You sound so busy! I hope you have some fun on the weekend.

June 29, 2006 12:58 PM

 
Blogger Great Day said...

Have some fun and enjoy all your busy-ness!
I wish I was more active in my church!

June 29, 2006 2:32 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Dag!!!

Now THAT is what I call...a busy "Beaver"!!!!

seVIIn will try to bring it....and then fade to black......

Sad.....very sad....

Seems like we just got to where we were gonna start to "get somewhere"...then "BAM"...this was a hard wall for me to hit...because at 46 years old...who the heck ELSE is gonna want me to sing for their band?
And...as good as seVIIn was...I don't wanna sing in a band that is not as good as seVIIn is/was?

Looks like it's time for Plan "B"

I'm done now...just trying to get over my sadness...this seems to help a bit.

Rant mode off...

June 29, 2006 4:01 PM

 
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Glad you added the rest day in there or I would have started to worry! Lots of meeting, music and fun it sounds like!
My T13 is up. Hope you are having a Terrific Thursday!

June 29, 2006 4:49 PM

 
Blogger Missi said...

wow you are busy!

June 29, 2006 5:09 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Sounds like you got enough stuff going on to keep you busy.

I finally got my TT up for this week!

June 29, 2006 5:11 PM

 
Blogger Kendra said...

Busy Busy Busy....Take a break every once in a while.

June 29, 2006 5:31 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Phew! That's lots of things to do for someone preggy. Don't overdo it.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 29, 2006 9:12 PM

 

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tagged???!!

I haven't been tagged in forever!!! But I decided to change it up a little...make it my own if you will. Feel free to steal if you would like!

Five Expired Things In My Fridge:
Bread
Ranch dressing
Yogurt
Salsa
Mayo

Five Things In My Closet that I need to get rid of:
Pair of shoes I've had since junior high
A one piece skort outfit
A skirt that is 8 sizes too small (but it's really cute!)
An outfit my mom was tired of that was given it to me
Old baseball hats I've never even worn

Five Things In My Purse that need to be thrown out:
Old receipts
Half eaten candy
Keys that I have no idea where they go to
Expired coupons
Old lipstick

Five Things In My Car that need to see the trash pile:
Old toys that are missing pieces
Used napkins
Candy wrappers
Rock hard burgers that collect on the side of my son's seat
All the little black pieces of a steering wheel cover that I tore to shreds


Btw, my brother came home from stunt school this past Sunday! I got to see all his fantastic photos of him doing some crazy things...like high-wire work and catching himself of fire! But now my bro should be in L.A. He left yesterday to stay with a friend and to get his resume out. I can't wait to see where this takes him!!!

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Blogger Guru said...

Wow, time went fast for the stunt school thing.

I hope he gets a little something in LA. I'm tellin' ya, have him call Ben Affleck. He could easily do his stunts and no one could tell!

June 28, 2006 9:40 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Your lists were funny. I'm afraid to check those things out around my house. That could be scary!

Good luck to your brother!

June 28, 2006 9:57 AM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Oh..you should post some pictures of yur bro. Those would be cool:)

June 28, 2006 10:46 AM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

HA! I have the same closet and car as you! LOL

Stunt school, COOL. I hope he has a great career! How fun.

June 28, 2006 1:48 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah for little Bro!!!!! I hope things start opening up for him!!!!

Half eaten candy...to be throwed away.....what????....isn't there like a 2 week rule on candy if it is in your purse??

June 28, 2006 4:07 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I did that expired thing to my fridge recently also.

June 28, 2006 5:29 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Dude....I'm cleaning my cubicle at work...and I know what you are saying!!!!

I had several experiments going on in coffee cups...that were downright scary!!!

Feeling preggers?

Me too!!!

June 28, 2006 7:02 PM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

Yes.

I want to see pictures of a man on fire. I fire that I wasn't responsible for, for a change.

June 29, 2006 5:46 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

My closet also has an outfit of my mom and my purse have old receipts and keys that I have no use for.

Enjoyed reading your list. Cheers!

June 29, 2006 8:31 AM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

That is a fun list!

June 29, 2006 10:06 AM

 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Little Movements

Last night was the first night that my hubby could feel our little one move! I've been feeling him for about two weeks now, but you couldn't feel anything by touching my belly. So at about 12 am this morning (cause we love to stay up for headlines), I could finally feel the boy on the outside of my belly!!! I quickly called my hubby over so he could feel the baby kicking as well...and after about 2 minutes of patiently waiting, he got a good kick to his hand! He kept his hand on my belly for a while and every time our little moved, my hubby would giggle! It was soooo cute!!!

But, this doesn't mean that everyone can start touching my belly now!!! :-)

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Blogger Guru said...

But, don't you want to share the joy that your hubby had with the whole world by letting them feel too ? :-P

June 27, 2006 9:26 AM

 
Blogger TC said...

That's wonderful. I don't think Prince Charming every really felt the Little Princess move when I was pg. she was just soooo small.

June 27, 2006 10:06 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

thats so great...wont be long now:)

June 27, 2006 10:07 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Awww...come on!!! I want to feel him too!!!! :)

That is very exciting for you guys!!! :)

June 27, 2006 10:32 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

I listen to a radio show here in Dallas in which one of the hosts is pregnant. There's a cute song she made about her baby bump that I thought you would enjoy:

http://www.kiddlive.com/KelliesHumpEDIT.mp3

June 27, 2006 10:43 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Aw, that's so sweet!

If he's anything like my boy, by the end people at the other end of the aisle in the grocery store will be able to SEE him rocking and rolling in there before you're done ;-) How was it for you before?

June 27, 2006 12:47 PM

 
Blogger yellojkt said...

I would never touch a pregnant woman without an invitation and none ever invite me, so I keep my hands to myself.

June 27, 2006 1:17 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

haha! Kellie on KISS is very funny and I love her pregnancy gripes and songs.

Our little kicker is strong enough now where her big sister can feel her too. It weirds her out a bit, I think.

I still don't like anyone to touch my belly without asking, except the hubby, he's part owner of the baby afterall.

June 27, 2006 2:25 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

How exciting! Those are some of my favorite memories feeling and watching the movements.

June 27, 2006 2:26 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm sure that's one of pregnancy's best moments.

June 27, 2006 3:38 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I can assure you that I will never touch your belly:)

June 27, 2006 8:05 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That is so sweet. He could even talk to your baby. The baby will be able to recognize his dad's voice when he is out in this world.

June 27, 2006 8:56 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ummmm, would you like your hand broken Guru?! :-P

Awwww, too bad TC...it's one of the most wonderful experiences!

I know Shannon...October will be here before we know it!

Okay PJ, you can touch if you want...but just when he is kicking! :-)

Ha, love the song Bag, thanks!!!

I don't remember my first one moving as much as this Jen...but I do remember him having hiccups all the time.

Well, good for you Yellojkt!!!

My son got to feel for the first time today Jennboree...he loved it! He is always asking me if his brother is awake or sleeping.

I love it OGO!

It is Capt!!!

Thanks Becky, I appreciate it!

You had better believe it FC!!!

June 28, 2006 10:20 AM

 

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Emotional

Well, my hubby sounded absolutely wonderful when he was singing on praise team! And when he sang a solo during a song, I had to turn my eyes away from him to stop crying my eyes out (ahhh, the joys of pregnancy). He just made me feel so proud!!! Oh, and other people were enjoying his singing as well. I had several people come up to me after the service telling me how great it was to see my hubby up on stage and also how wonderful he sounded. I can't wait till he's up there again!!!

Last night I was able to hear my hubby's band practice at my parent's huge church (btw, any church is huge to me when they have 3 weekend services). The band will be leading worship for an event the church is hosting the first week in July. I don't think they have ever played/sang in a church that big...and it was a little overwhelming to some of them. But after practicing for a few hours, they were def getting comfortable to their surroundings. They should def be ready for performing in two weeks time! And I'll be running their power-point...I feel so honored! :-)

So, our weekend was full of music...how was your weekend?

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Blogger Jana said...

It must be fun to watch your hubby sing!

I hear you on the emotional thing. The last time I was pg, they showed a film at my church about this woman missionary who died in a plane crash with her baby. Good grief! I couldn't stop bawling. And I was sitting next to the pastor - how embarrassing!

June 26, 2006 9:31 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I would be proud too if I were in your shoes. A hubby with a lovely voice is a treasure.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 26, 2006 9:50 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I know the feeling of pride watching your hubby sing. I used to tear up when my hubby was singing in front of the church on Sunday. I wasn't pregnant either!

June 26, 2006 9:58 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I'm glad it went so well!

June 26, 2006 12:00 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah for G!!!!

I cleaned my ENTIRE house!!! Then went to dinner with hubby and support group, church and a nap with hubby on Sunday!!!

June 26, 2006 1:58 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I'm glad he did well. Then again, I had no doubt.

June 26, 2006 2:14 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

That sounds like fun.
My weekend was spent with people. It was nice.

June 26, 2006 3:36 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Applause, applause, applause for your hubby.

I attended my grandson's performance in a play called JEREMIAH COMES HOME this weekend. Just like you, I felt very proud to see him singing and dancing up stage with the rest of the charismatic community kids.

Cheers to both of them!!!

June 26, 2006 6:45 PM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

I am proud of G too....and was so bummed I missed his debut!!!

I will make it there the next time!!

Well...depending of course on if I am needed at my church...

Way to go G!!!

June 26, 2006 6:55 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Oh, I love when women are proud of their husbands. That is very special:)

June 26, 2006 6:56 PM

 
Blogger cube said...

Does that make you an official groupie? ;-)

June 26, 2006 7:30 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Sounds like a great time.

My son came home from a week away, I was so glad to have him home again.

June 26, 2006 10:48 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

Aww, good for you guys. I totally know how that feels. Oh and I did the whole power point thing too. :) fun times!

June 26, 2006 11:17 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

It was excellent Jana!!!

I def consider him one FC.

I prob would have teared up either way OGO...just like you!

Thanks Jen, Viamarie, Faith, and Guru!

Woah, who in their right mind cleans on the weekend PJ?! :-P

Wonderful Day!

I hope so OZ...you were def missed!

I def think so Cube!!! :-)

It was, thanks Barbara.

Yes, yes, good times Leslie!

June 28, 2006 10:16 AM

 

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Praise Team

I'm so excited...I finally get to hear my hubby sing in the praise team this Sunday!!! He had to go through a long process to get up there, but it's def worth it! You see, my church loves it when people make a joyful noise unto to Lord, but you have to have the right qualities to make that joyful noise up in front of an audience. :-)

A few months ago I kept bugging my hubby during worship time...I wanted him to be up on stage singing! (I love love love his voice!) So he thought about it and prayed about it and finally looked into what he needed to do to be a part of the praise team. He started attending the Wednesday night practices and the other members invited him back every week. Then he was sent a three page worship team application that he needed to fill out. Once he was done with that, they recorded his voice during practice and then sent it to him. They wanted him to listen to his voice, and pray again about joining the team. (In the past, people have listened to their voice and decided that they didn't have what it takes to be a part of the praise team.) Normally, after completing an application, they make you audition, but it was not so with my hubby! The team was also sent his voice track and they loved him so much, that they asked him to join without auditioning! So, this week is the first time he will up on stage singing during our worship time...and he even has a solo!!! I can't wait!!

Btw, I love the process you have to go through to be a part of the worship team. My church doesn't just let anyone be a part of the team just because they have the desire to sing or think that they are being called by God to sing. If the team doesn't accept you, then it just helps people realize that if they are being called by God to sing, then maybe they are being called to sing right there in their seat...or maybe they are being called to sing and help lead with the children's choir. Either way, I think it's a fantastic process and maybe more churches should have it as well.

Have a great weekend everyone...I know I will!

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Blogger Princess21 said...

Wow!! Yeah for G!!!

I don't think I like the whole "process", but if it works for them...??

Have a great weekend!!

June 23, 2006 10:15 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well, it probably wouldn't work for a smaller church, but it works great for us PJ!

June 23, 2006 10:17 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

how is your singing ablility? just wondering

June 23, 2006 10:50 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Let's just say BoN that being in the congregation is right where God has blessed me! :-)

June 23, 2006 10:52 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

The trick is implementing it in churches where it is not already in place.

I have brought the process to our church for consideration and they are interested, but worry about how to deal with existing members. It isn't worth 10 families leaving the church over sub-par singing.

If only they had had instituted this years ago!

June 23, 2006 11:02 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm sure everyone loved his singing plus of course his voice.
Have a nice weekend.

June 23, 2006 11:08 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

That's great. Getting over stage fright isn't easy. He should be very proud.

June 23, 2006 4:28 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Congratulations to your husband. It sounds like quite a honor!

June 23, 2006 4:28 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

What a great achievement. Singing is the highest form of worship and I am sure he has earned many credits up there by now.

When will you join him?

Happy Saturday!!!

June 23, 2006 8:24 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

He must have a beautiful voice, you sound so proud of him.

June 23, 2006 10:40 PM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

What's the idea behind listening to himself sing on recording? Most people dont like the sound of them selves singing, even professional singers.

June 24, 2006 3:04 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hear ya Guru...maybe when a congregation gets a certain size they should relook at their ministry oppurtunities and change them to fit the need to the growing church.

They did FC, thanks!

He was very happy with his performance Cube!

Thanks DW!

Ummmm, never Viamarie...heehee!

He really does Barbara!!!

If you heard of crapping recording of yourself, would you stop singing for an audience WE?

June 28, 2006 10:09 AM

 

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Blog Design

Thirteen reasons why Trinity13 won't change her blog skin/design.


1. First off, I don't do well with change.
2. I love my blog design just as it is.
3. I love the colors.
4. I can't find a new design that I like well enough to change what I already have.
5. I don't do well with change.
6. I would go for a Matrix design, but all the ones I've seen have too much black on them.
7. I would go for a trinity (symbol) blog skin, but I have yet to find one.
8. I could have one of my computer tech friends make me a new one, but because I already like what I have, it's hard to think of what I would want in a new design.
9. I don't do well with change.
10. I've had this one for almost two years, so why even bother will a new template?
11. I have a tiny heart spasm when one of my online friends changes their blog (remember, I don't do so well with change), so I wouldn't want to do that to them if I change mine. :-)
12. Do I really have to change the design to something besides a simple blogger template? Do I seem stuck in the '04s since I have keep the same template since the beginning of this blog?
13. Have I mentioned that I don't do so well with change??!

Have you ever changed your site's template? If so, how many times have you changed it?

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Blogger Princess21 said...

Change is the devil!!!!

I also do not do well with change!!! But I have changed my blog skin once!! And I am glad I did....but it was a very hard decission. I do think that I would do it again!!!

Look at me...and all of the change I have gone through!!! It is not that bad.....all the time!!!

:)To sum up...change = good!!

June 22, 2006 9:24 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I've changed mine twice. Once from the blogger template to a Spiderman2 one just to learn, the other time to what I have now that I made myself. It isn't much, but I like its clean look.

I probably won't change mine again in the near future, but I have something else upcoming that will be announced on my blog soonly.

My thirteen is up.

June 22, 2006 9:38 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I like you just the way you are!

As for ebay... tried it. Too much over head and not enough sales. Thanks though.

June 22, 2006 9:40 AM

 
Blogger Wenchy said...

So ya don't like change much huh? :o)

June 22, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger Cheeky said...

Change is scary.....but I have done it and after all was said and done - I am glad I did.....(changed the blog layout that is).

I played too

June 22, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger Mandy said...

I don't think you do well with change, do you? (just a hunch) lol

I've changed my template twice now, but the best change I made was going over to wordpress because blogger seemed to have a lot of problems. I'm glad I did :=)

Just stick to what you want, I think 'some' designs are way over the top anyway and look worse than the default templates. Simple is better :=)

http://www.mandeesign.com/

June 22, 2006 10:50 AM

 
Blogger Trish said...

New to your blog and I see that change is somewhat of an issue...LOL!!! Happy TT!!

June 22, 2006 10:57 AM

 
Blogger ems said...

paruAre you sure you're not into change? ;)

I haven't changed my design ever since I started my blog. Maybe it's time to think about it..

June 22, 2006 11:04 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

I'm the opposite. I get bored with my blog designs so fast. I want more change! :)

June 22, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I have changed mine, um, eight times I think. I was just contemplating another change, too. Go for it!

June 22, 2006 11:24 AM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Let me think...you don't do change well. I love my site...I think it's really pretty, I don't like changes either, and when you have the best why change?

June 22, 2006 11:35 AM

 
Blogger Gypsy said...

Change is difficult, that's for sure. And you have very valid reasons for keeping it the same. I've only changed mine once, and I think I'll keep it for a while.

June 22, 2006 11:45 AM

 
Blogger Noi Rocker said...

What? You do well with change? Haha..interesting T13. I have changed my blog design 4 times. I am easily bored and if I have too much time, I will change it again..but am still loving the current design.

June 22, 2006 12:30 PM

 
Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Hmm, sounds like you may not do well with change - LOL!

You know what, I like your blog design and would have kept my old one forever (one of the originals too) but Blogger kicked me out and ruined me because they thought I was a spammer!!!

Good for you for sticking to what you like rather than "going with the flow"

my new blog is at
barbara007.typepdad.com

June 22, 2006 12:43 PM

 
Blogger Lynn said...

I'm still with the blogger template but I've only been on since August.....I contemplate change but like the colors that I have....so for now I'll keep what I have and if you're happy with yours then you should do the same;-) Thanks for visiting my TT.

June 22, 2006 12:44 PM

 
Blogger Stephanie said...

Sooo...

What you are trying to tell us is that you don't do well with change? Right?

LOL

Thanks for visiting my TT.

June 22, 2006 12:49 PM

 
Blogger Amanda said...

change canbe fun sometimes...

June 22, 2006 2:14 PM

 
Blogger PatentPrincess said...

So you don't like change, huh? ;) I have lost count of how many times I've changed my blogger template in the 1 1/2 years I've had it. I think I've had 6...or 7? I usually get bored with my color scheme or want to change it to go with the season I'm in.

Great list!

June 22, 2006 3:35 PM

 
Blogger Fated Hearts said...

i counted 4 dont do well with change! hehehe but i love simplicity, i think your blog is neat and organized and that's the only thing that matters and yes you dont do well with change..hehehe

Happy TT. mine is up at http://fatedhearts.blogsome.com

June 22, 2006 3:58 PM

 
Blogger Haley-O said...

So, you don't like change, huh? Or, do you--it wasn't clear in your list ;).
I've changed my blog skin--and I love it! It feels more like my own. I told a designer exactly what I liked, and she did it up. :)

June 22, 2006 4:01 PM

 
Blogger YellowRose said...

It's your blog and you do with it what you want to!! So, if you like it as it is....then so be it! Right? I like the colors too!

Happy Thursday!

June 22, 2006 4:21 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

George Burns said "No one likes change but a wet baby!"

I think it's totally fine to stick with your skin...and be comfortable in it. I have changed once and will probably change again...I like to change it up every now and then.

GREAT list.

June 22, 2006 5:14 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You don't have to change if you're contented with it. I do change my template whenever I feel bored by its looks already. In fact this my 5th change.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 22, 2006 6:17 PM

 
Blogger Finn said...

It's your blog; do what you want. It's not about the design anyway is it?

Thanks for stopping by today!

June 22, 2006 6:47 PM

 
Blogger Kelly said...

I say if you are happy with what you have, stick with it.
If you don't like change don't do it.
I think you are making a great decision!

Happy Thursday!

June 22, 2006 8:16 PM

 
Blogger Becki said...

I dont like change either and i like your blog the way it is

June 22, 2006 8:18 PM

 
Blogger Ma said...

Change sometimes is good when it makes a person happy.

I have two different templates that my daughter designed for me. One is for Christmas, and the other is my beach one.

I'm up

June 22, 2006 10:27 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Egads! Sorry to frighten you! I'm redesigning all my blogs because I want it more like a website...planning on the future when I become a famous author. LOL...Okay, I can dream can't I? I'm almost done with my FAIRIES blog...come by and let me know if I scare you or not. The Pixie Corner is still under construction...I need more color or something.

And hey, join up on my alliance blog! I'd love to have my Trin on board!

June 22, 2006 11:21 PM

 
Blogger Janet said...

Hey, if you like your blog design, that's what's important!

Thanks for the birthday wishes and for visiting me yesterday!

June 23, 2006 12:45 PM

 
Blogger PixiePincessMom said...

Yeah I'm not big on change either. But I would love a new template, mine's so blah. :-(

June 23, 2006 5:45 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I've changed my own template, but part of the reason I wanted to blog was to learn a little HTML. Plus, I got annoyed seeing all of the other blogs that had the same template as me. So I tinker with it from time to time, but I'm afraid to make big changes.

I know what you mean about too much black. Especially when people use a ton of black and then use a teeeeeny tiny dark gray font. It's like they're saying, "Hey Jen, don't bother, whatever I'm writing won't be worth all the trouble it's going to take you to decipher this!"

So, I'm pretty OK with other people's blogs, as long as I can read them!

June 24, 2006 6:30 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I'm the exact same way. I know my design may be boring, but it's clean and easy to read. I like that. Plus, I don't have the design software, skills or care to do it myself and I'm hesitant to ask a friend...just in case I don't like what they do and then their feelings are hurt.

June 27, 2006 8:07 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I just don't think it's worth it right now everyone. I really like what I have, so I see no reason to change it.

Thanks for stoppin by!!!

June 28, 2006 10:12 AM

 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Out Of Debt!

We had a wonderful meeting the finance guy last night. He told us that we could be out of debt in 2.3 years without changing our budget and without making any more money!!! He shared with my hubby and I how the plan worked and we are already making the first steps. We will be getting new checking account at a bank that we currently don't do business with and my hubby is changing how much tax money will be taken out of his paycheck. The extra money from his paycheck will be put into the new account. We will also be putting in the money that we normally use to round up our credit card and vehicles payments into the account. So each month we will be depositing about $500 dollars into this new bank account. We are allowed to write one check a month using the new account...and for the first few months it will go toward my hubby's truck payment (it will be added into his normal monthly truck bill). We will also be transferring our two credit cards into a 0% finance charge credit card that we shouldn't have to pay on for at least 6 months. The money that we would normally be paying on our credit cards will also now go into the new account. So, with all that extra money being put into the new account (about $700 total a month), we will be able to pay off the truck in 7 months. Then we will work on paying off my car...which should take another 10 months. We will be putting the truck and car monthly payment amounts into the new account after paying each one off. It will just add to our new monthly account total that will be used to pay off the credit card and school loan (they will be paid off about 11 months after my car since over $1000 will be deposited in the new account each month).

Make sense?

The finance guy told us that when you get a raise, that it turns into the money you rely on instead of it being extra money a month. So now when my hubby gets a raise or a bonus, the money will be put into the new account. Also any extra money we get a month will be put into this account as well...like tax returns, overtime pay, and side job earnings.

It's kind of hard to explain, but my hubby and I are very excited about being debt free in a few years!

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Blogger Faith in Florida said...

I know what a huge relief that is!!

June 21, 2006 10:41 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

That is great news!!!!!!

June 21, 2006 10:53 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

That is a very good plan. It is similar to the one that Jordan Goodman always proposes when he is on radio talk shows.

It certainly is exciting and gets you in a position of financial power in such a short time!

June 21, 2006 11:02 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Sounds like a plan! I'm glad you got it figured out. Each time you pay something off it will be more incentive to take the next step. Good for you.

June 21, 2006 11:12 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That sounds really good, Trin!

June 21, 2006 3:43 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

That will be a huge relief for you, and kudos to you for being proactive about it.

June 21, 2006 11:25 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Sounds like a great plan!

June 22, 2006 7:59 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Now only to stick to your guns on it!

June 22, 2006 9:07 AM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

xlrhsqThat's odd...I saw nothing on how to purchase a motorcycle on this post...

How can that be???

June 22, 2006 8:32 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

It was a wonderful experience everyone...I would def recommend it!

And G will be getting his bike soon Oz!

June 28, 2006 10:10 AM

 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Faith-full Family Finances

Tonight we have a meeting with a Faith-full Family Finance guy. When he was at our church two weeks ago, he shared with the members how we could all get out of debt (including mortgage) in about 7 years! So tonight we have a free consultation with him. He already has some of our credit payment info and he will be sharing with us how we can start getting our vehicles and credit cards paid off. My hubby and I only have two credit cards, but it would be nice to pay them off and then possibly get rid of them! Also, we have been thinking about buying our townhome, but we can't afford it right now. But if our most of our current debt was paid off, we could def have enough money to buy this place!

I'm very excited about meeting this guy! It would feel so wonderful to be out of debt in such a short amount of time. I just hope we can stick to his plan!!!

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Blogger Guru said...

I know Oz and his wife got a plan from those people. They had too much debt to get on a 7 year plan (though they got a 15 year plan).

Since you've got less to tackle, hopefully, you can stick to it better than they did.

Good luck, hope he is the bearer of good news.

June 20, 2006 9:23 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I've heard of those plans. I've never heard how they do it though. I hope it works for you and your family.

June 20, 2006 9:40 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Very cool!! I hope it works out for you guys!!! And let me know...may be something A and I should do!

June 20, 2006 10:20 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's good news for anyone in debt. Unluckily we don't have such things here. If we do, it would just be relieving us of our debts and creating us new ones.
Hope it works for you.

June 20, 2006 12:10 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

i soooooo stink at keeping a budget

June 20, 2006 12:46 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

Every time we get going on a budget and cutting debt, we get off track...like having a baby with no maternity insurance! ACK!

We have actually done it before though and if you make a plan allowing yourselves "treats" and enough slack for emergencies, it can really work!

June 20, 2006 3:13 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Good luck to you. It always helps to have that little birdie on your shoulder guiding you the right way!

June 21, 2006 1:14 AM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

That sounds great! I'd like to meet someone like that in our community. Maybe you can share some helpful tips with all of us in your next post :-D

June 21, 2006 7:11 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Interesting. Wish we had this chance too.

Good luck!

June 21, 2006 8:45 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

They need to see this guy Guru...he says that of all the people he has helped, the highest plan he ever had was 9.2 years.

I hope so too OGO!

I think you would love meeting this guy PJ...and his services are free!

Ahhh, too bad FC! :-)

You don't need a budget to do this BoN...it's great!

Well, this plan sounds perfect for you Jennboree! You don't have change your budget or make more money to pay off your debts.

I hear ya DW!

I hope my tips were helpful to you Chrixean.

Thanks Viamarie

June 21, 2006 11:27 AM

 

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Another Day Off!

Wow, this is my third day (fifth if you include the weekend) off in a row! That means I won't be getting a big paycheck, but it's worth it to be spending this much time with my boy! Unfortunately on Friday, we weren't able to do much. I was put on a muscle relaxer to help ease the rib pain I've been having. At one point last week, it hurt even to breath. But the meds helped ease the pain a bit, but they put me to sleep. So since I'm done with the meds, my son and I can actually get out and do some things today!

Have a great Monday everyone!!!

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Blogger Princess21 said...

Have a great day, sweetie!!! I am glad you are feeling better!!

June 19, 2006 12:38 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm glad the pain has eased up for you. Take care and have a good day.

June 19, 2006 12:47 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

take the good days and fill them with all you can.

June 19, 2006 2:35 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Oops! I think you must need some big rest. Don't overdo things.

June 19, 2006 8:26 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks all!!! I feel much better now.

June 21, 2006 11:19 AM

 

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Friday, June 16, 2006

We're Off!

I have the day off today, so my son and I are headed out!!!

Have a great weekend and a wonderful Father's Day!

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Blogger ghraper said...

I hope you were able to enjoy your time off today honey. You really deserved a break!!

June 16, 2006 5:59 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

you too thanks!

June 16, 2006 9:44 PM

 
Blogger November Rain said...

Happy Fathers day to you

June 19, 2006 3:26 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Hope you had fun on your day off.

(((Hugs)))

June 19, 2006 7:49 AM

 
Blogger Star said...

Congratulations on the new addition coming soon. I am here from Michele's blogroll game.

June 19, 2006 7:54 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I loved the day off everyone...thanks for stoppin!!!

June 21, 2006 11:05 AM

 

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Father's Day 13

Thirteen things I love about my hubby.



1. I love how he takes care of my son and I...and the little he has yet to see.
2. I love how he kisses my belly roomy good-bye in the morning before work, and greets him and our son when he gets home.
3. I also love it when he says good night to the boys after praying for/with them in the evening.
4. I love it that he has private covnos with my belly roomy...it's guy talk ya know!
5. I love it that he has picked up the slack around the home now that I'm prego.
6. I love not having to remind him to take out the trash or do the dishes.
7. I love it that he has taken over the litter box responsibilities without me even asking.
8. I love how concerned he gets about me...so much so that I'm not even allowed to carry the laundry baskets up and down the stairs!
9. I love his patience for me.
10. I love it that he loves me even though I've put him through a LOT of crap over the years.
11. I love how he has stood by me and supported me through the good times, and the bad.
12. I love the way he tries every day to be a better husband and father.
13. I love you honey-G!!! Happy (early) Father's Day!

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Blogger Guru said...

Yay for the G! I hope he has a good Father's Day.

June 15, 2006 10:16 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Awwwww...now I luv him!!!! *tear*

Happy Father's Day to G!!!

June 15, 2006 10:27 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

Happy fathers day to him. He sounds awesome!

June 15, 2006 11:00 AM

 
Blogger PatentPrincess said...

Hi from a new T13er,

Awwwww, what a wonderful husband he is! A very sweet list indeed. And congrats on your pregnancy. How exciting :)

Christina

June 15, 2006 11:31 AM

 
Blogger Kendra said...

Sounds like you got a good one! I'm prego and mine doesn't do all those things :( but he's a sweetie none the less.

June 15, 2006 11:54 AM

 
Blogger Noi Rocker said...

So sweet! Sounds like an awesome husband. Happy fathers day in advance!

June 15, 2006 12:19 PM

 
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

These mushy T13's are my favorite kinds. I think we don't have enough love in this world and it is so wonderful to see it!

Great list to share! My T13 is up!

June 15, 2006 12:22 PM

 
Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Wow, he sounds like a great guy! You're blessed!!!

June 15, 2006 12:50 PM

 
Blogger stacey said...

You're so lucky!
Congrats on the bun.
My TT is up.

June 15, 2006 1:17 PM

 
Blogger Becki said...

Isnt it great oh they spoil us when we are pregnant and then when it actually cares over after the baby gets here is evenbetter.. Gotta love the great guys in our lives :) Congrats on the growing tummy

June 15, 2006 1:36 PM

 
Blogger Wystful1 said...

sounds like you have a gem for a hubby! If I were you, I'd keep him. *smile*

My Thurs 13 is posted

June 15, 2006 2:27 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hoping my father has a great Father's Day.

June 15, 2006 3:57 PM

 
Blogger Mrs. Cranky Pants said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful husband.

June 15, 2006 4:33 PM

 
Blogger craziequeen said...

What a sweet, sweet man.

Good on you, G!!

And you take care of that bubba, Trinity!

cq

June 15, 2006 5:00 PM

 
Blogger craziequeen said...

oops, meant to say my T13 is up too - about another fine man!

cq

June 15, 2006 5:01 PM

 
Blogger PixiePincessMom said...

That was sweet! Happy Father's Day to G!

June 15, 2006 5:34 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

He sounds really sweet! Awwwwww!

My T13 is up :-)

June 15, 2006 5:55 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

A salute to your hubby. It is very rare now-a-days to have a man who knows responsibility when there is one.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 15, 2006 7:01 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

What a blessing this post is!! I hope your dh reads it and knows how much you love him and that you share it with the blogging world.

:-)

My TT is up here.

June 15, 2006 7:45 PM

 
Blogger Lauren said...

Congrats on having a great husband and for being preggo too.

June 15, 2006 9:17 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I love how you love!

June 16, 2006 12:24 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

God must love you very much to have given you a lovable guy.


Cheers!

June 16, 2006 9:07 AM

 

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Overtime

With the red head's mom being out of town this past week, I've had the boys longer. Their dad drops them off at 7am (15 minutes earlier than their mom does) and doesn't get back over here to pick them up till about 6:30. Last Friday he didn't get here till 7:15...so I had the boys in my home for over 12 hours!!! Now I understand that his schedule is different and that he works more hours, but I don't see any more compensation for keeping the boys longer.

Don't get me wrong, I think they pay me plenty, but my hubby is constantly telling me to ask for a raise. He thinks that I'm not getting paid for what I'm worth...and would love for me to be making at least $10 more a day. But I don't watch them for a large paycheck. I do it to be able to make a little money while staying home while helping our another family with their childcare needs.

But I'm starting to think that when I'm required to keep them an additional 1-2 hours during the day, that I should ask for some extra compensation. Keeping them longer cuts into our family time and our dinner, so do you think it would be wrong of me to ask for overtime pay? I don't want to appear selfish, but having them 12 hours is a long time! I love the boys very much, but I love my free and family time as well.

I'm think that if I have the boys more than 45 hours a week (or more than 11 hours a day) that I should get a little bit of overtime pay...do you agree or disagree? Am I asking too much? If you were their parents and I asked for a little more pay, would you think I was being selfish?

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Blogger amelia said...

Most definitely ask! If he were taking them to a daycare he would be paying quite a bit extra, usually for every half hour they are there after 6 pm! Your time and your family's time is worth it. It's not selfish.

June 14, 2006 8:27 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

No, I don't think your asking too much. You have the right to ask for additional. If you don't, it might be an addtional 30 minutes or an hour next time and so on.

Goodluck!

June 14, 2006 9:14 AM

 
Blogger Jill said...

I think so! Childcare is so frustrating and time consuming especially when it cuts into your family time. Bless you for helping them, I would not have the patience! I used to think I could do that but when I realized how much I would be tied down I changed my mind. And that was when I was much younger! Now I REALLY cant do it. I kept my older daughter's 3 kids while they moved a year ago. One week turned into nearly a month. I was about to climb the walls! Babysitting ain't pretty!!

June 14, 2006 9:57 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

You deserve more pay if you are keeping them longer than usual. The amount you get paid was based on the usual hours right? That is a LONG time to keep someone elses kids, especially when you are pregnant!

June 14, 2006 10:15 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I don't think you're being selfish. Just like any office work, extra hours are paid overtime. The difference is that your work is done at home. I think you need to ask a raise in pay. Your hubby is right. Amelia is right. If he brings his kid to a daycare center, he would be paying more than he's paying you. That would also teach him to pick up his kid on time to enable you to have time with your family.

June 14, 2006 10:17 AM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

I think you should ask for more. You are obviously not asking daycare prices to begin with and you don't want to feel taken advantage of with those extra hours adding up over time, especially since it does cut into what should be YOUR family time.

I agree that it is especially difficult to keep kids longer when you're pregnant! It certainly won't get any easier as your pregnancy progresses.

June 14, 2006 11:37 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

as a day care mom, that takes care of her nephew for 13 hours a day, I can relate.
I did give my SIL and break in rate but for off the street? have a contract for 8 hours, then more money for more hours. They would expect the same if it were their jobs.

June 14, 2006 1:21 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Yeah, you have to charge more. That is crazy. What are they going to do, go somewhere else? Not for what they pay you and 12 hours at a daycare is rediculous. They start charging you an arm and a leg every 30 minutes you are late. Imagine if you did that!

June 14, 2006 4:10 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I feel anything over 8 hours a day you should get a little more.

Thanks for the cake! It's the only one I got!

June 14, 2006 6:20 PM

 
Blogger Jake Silver said...

Ask for what you want. When my wife was doing regular childcare... it's so easy to get taken advantage of! Don't let it happen!

June 14, 2006 10:21 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I couldn't agree more that you have every right to charge more if they stay longer. It prevents you from being able to resume your personal life with your family, and that's "worth" something too. Plus, I would guarantee that you're still far cheaper than a day care center.

June 15, 2006 12:21 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Look at it this way, if they were going to another daycare they would be required to pay for the extra time. Honestly, they should have offered it to you. I would say if they do not offer to compensate you when mommy gets home, I think you should ask. You have every right!!!

June 16, 2006 12:02 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know I should ask everyone, but when it comes down to it...I won't. I just don't have the guts to ask for more money.

But thanks for all your input!!!

June 21, 2006 11:28 AM

 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

More Kids???

As most of you know, if we were having a girl this time, I would have been done. An even amount of children would have been great and only having two would of allowed my hubby and I to give more attention to them. Vacations would have been cheaper and it would have been easier to get a sitter for only two kids. We don't have a lot of extra money as it is, so only having two kids wouldn't put us in the poor house! :-)

But, while talking to my hubby this past weekend, I found out that he still wants four children!!! This is the amount we agreed on before we even started having kids. Now that I have one, I know better...heehee! I love only having one right now cause I can give him so much attention and it's easy to just pick up and go anywhere we want. It's going to be a bit harder when we have this second one, but then to add two more?! I don't know what my hubby is thinking!!!

If I knew that kids 3 and 4 would be guaranteed girls, I might be more open to having two more. But I don't know if I want to take the risk...not that there is anything wrong with having four boys-it's just not for me!!! If we end up having a third boy, we will def be adopting! I just want a little girl...please?!

I'm just so worried that we won't be able to afford four children, or that I won't have the patience with them. I would want to give them as much attention as possible, so I know I would def be wearing myself out having four (esp if I decide to homeschool). Plus, have four C-sections is not good for a body...that's why I want to be done if our third little one is a girl.

I just thought my hubby and I were on the same page. But he doesn't have to carry them for 9 months, or care for them during the day, so what would it matter to him...right?! :-) But in all fairness, he has always wanted a big family (with no middle child). He looks forward to the future in how much bigger our family will be after our children marry and have kids of their own. Already, he can't wait to be a grandfather to many, many grandchildren! I gotta love him for that, but I'm just not prepared yet to have four kids.

Do you think four kids is that much harder to care for than three?

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Blogger Guru said...

People that have that many kids say that it gets easier at the four or five point.

Stace C. (who we, of course, both know) is a huge proponent of that theory.

But, to be honest, I don't think I want to have four. It is a lot for a mom to deal with.

Additionally, middle child syndrome is the result of bad parenting. I may have counteracted that somewhat too much, as my middle kid thinks that she is the queen of the universe, not some Jan Brady-ish overlooked kid.

Four rather than three also presents serious problems in the car department. It definitely puts you in van or large SUV territory there. But, even with three, vacations get more difficult as they get older if you follow the strict four-occupants-per-room policy.

June 13, 2006 9:51 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

A and I had this same disscussion this weekend!! He also wants 4 if we are to be blessed with having children. And you know that I have always wanted 10!! But right now, being 26 and not yet having 1...that seems a bit too much. Even 4 sounds like a lot!!

But I am a FIRM believer that the Lord does not give you more than you can handle!! The Lord will provide for you, always!!! Whether you have 2 or 10!! He is faithful!!!

Plus....I want to be an aunt to as many as possible!!! Bring it on girlfriend!!! :)

June 13, 2006 10:04 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I know that three was much harder then two if that helps any.

June 13, 2006 10:35 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Amen, Daybyday, amen! I think 3 is the most difficult number. Of course, I don't know first hand what it's like to have 4, but from other moms I know, 4 isn't much different than 3.

I do know first hand, however, that going to 3 from 2 IS a HUGE difference. You are outnumbered and there is always an odd number of people. It can make it awkward (but not unmanageable) for eating at restaurants, or like guru said at hotels.

We are having a difficult time finding places to go for family vacations with three. But I think our biggest problem right now is how young the boy is. It won't be so difficult when he's older.

It's not too difficult to accommodate one extra person in a hotel room, but 2 extra might be pushing it, so we may just have to be done with 3.

June 13, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

We wanted more before but since both of us were working at that time we had decided to have only 1. So I only have one son. It was hard at that time to be working, both of us and leaving the baby to some nanny stranger who you just pay on a monthly basis. Baby gets sick often. Proper care is not given unlike when you yourself does it. In short, there is TLC.
In your case, I don't really know since you are a SAHM, but then maybe you can talk it over with your hubby and explain it to him clearly and maybe he'll get the point.

June 13, 2006 11:30 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know when my parents had foster kids Guru, my mom used to say that having 5-6 kids was easier on her than just us 3. (Btw, just be careful of your middle...she could turn out like my sis who got way more attention just because she was in the middle-and now look at her!). But, I think we could all still fit in my Ford wagon!!!

I wanted to be done by the time I was 30 PJ...so we had better get busy!!!

It does, thanks Day. But since this one's a boy, I def want to try one more time for a little girl.

I hear ya about being outnumbered Lo...that's why I only wanted one of each. But I guess the Lord has other plans for us!

Right FC, I want to be able to give my children equal attention and love. I just have to remember that when you have more, your love doesn't subtract, but multiplies.

June 13, 2006 11:45 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I found that three was MUCH harder than two, but four is just as easy as two was. We have a minivan, the boys share a room and a bunk bed, and they are all best of friends. I wanted an even number of children, also. I wouldn't mind having two more, as long as I didn't have to be the one pregnant, LOL!

June 13, 2006 12:06 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

My aunt had 7 children. The older ones were a huge help with the younger ones.

I don't have an answer to your question. I'm about to find out how much more work it is with 3 instead of 2.

June 13, 2006 1:50 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Four kids are WAAAYYYYYYYY easier than one. When I just had the one all I ever did was entertain her 24/7. Don't get me wrong, I loved it, but MAN my brain was turning to jelly.

Then we got 2 and 3 at the same time, and they all started playing together. I had some free time. I could clean, and read and everything. By the time four came, he was barely a hiccup in the routine, he just fit right in!

June 13, 2006 1:58 PM

 
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

* * * plein, vraiment, absolument!!!* * *

June 13, 2006 5:59 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

May I chime in here?

Its more about the not wanting to stop with three than the having four kids that counts with me.

We'll definitely try for more after this one. Who knows... maybe we'll have twins next time. Four kids... Three C-sections! How's that for compromise?

The even amount is for the sake of two not teaming up and picking on the third.(You know that scenario first hand Trin.)

Really its more about not wanting to permanantly stop too soon.

We could always adopt, but after praying so long and hard to have our own children naturally, it would feel wrong to say, "There! We got what we wanted, now seal it up!"

Some may not agree with me, I just wanted to be heard on this matter.

June 13, 2006 6:07 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

All I can tell you is my experience. Technically, we have four children. But our eldest resides with her mother 80% of the time. AND she is nine years older than my oldest son. With that being said, most of the time I have three children. I think any problems that we have, or positives for that matter, do not go along with the number of children we have. It gets hectic around here, but I think it would be no more hectic with two or four kids full time.

It is all what you both feel you can handle. You never know, you might change your mind on the third child within a year. Who knows? All I can say is, you will know when your family is complete. You will feel it. I can't explain it other than you will just know.

Was that a non-commital answer to your question or what? LOL!

June 13, 2006 11:03 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I can't help you here, I only have one child.

June 13, 2006 11:55 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Our kids would def be sharing rooms Jana! And I hope my kids will all be great friends as well. My sis and I weren't while we were growing up. But now that we are adults, we are the best of friends!

Oh yes, I really hope my son will be a wonderful helper OGO!

I have never had to entertain my son...so I can't relate. But I'm sure he would be able to help entertain his siblings!

Thanks for stoppin LZ.

Oh course you can chime in my dear! But are you saying that we could have 6+ kids and still not be done??? You could still want more?? (And yes, my sis behaves like a typical middle child cause of how my bro and I treated her...but I think it would be different if the middle child was a boy-less emotional.)

Great point DW...I think I'll know when we are supposed to stop/when our family is complete. Thanks for the input!

Well, thanks for stoppin Barbara!

June 14, 2006 7:36 AM

 

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Monday, June 12, 2006

Sick Day

I wish I could take a sick day today...but being a sahm, I have no such luck. I hate complaining , but I have been in a lot of pain for the past two days. My back has been killing me and I have had weird twitches in my abdominal area. I think it's just the baby getting bigger, but he must have a foot in my ribs as well as against my spine. I have been feeling him a lot more, and have even felt a little kick (unless that was gas!), but I just feel so uncomfortable right now. I think I had better go lie down.

Btw, the wedding was beautiful! I have never been to a wedding where they have the ceremony and the reception in the same room. Instead of rows of chairs, there were about 30 tables set up. We had an assigned table that we sat at the entire time. It was different, but really neat!

Have a great Monday!!!

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Blogger Jana said...

I know what you mean - it sure would be nice if SAHMs could have sick days! Hope you're feeling better soon, and take it easy!

June 12, 2006 9:42 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Poor Trinity!!! I hope you have an easy day and you feel better soon!!! :)

Let me know if I can get you anything!!!!!

June 12, 2006 1:10 PM

 
Blogger Internet Street Philosopher said...

What baby? congrats to that! I haven't been here in ages! Come by the blog and don't be a stranger!

June 12, 2006 2:15 PM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

Sorry to hear ur not feeling good. I hate being sick.

June 12, 2006 7:20 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Trinity13 - I hope the aches and pains are temporary. Glad you had a good time at the wedding!

June 12, 2006 8:56 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

I noticed aches and pains coming earlier with this second baby. And OMG, do I get worn out being a SAHM!

Here's hoping you can take a relaxing bath at some point and hug a good body pillow later :)

June 12, 2006 9:38 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Take it easy girl! I think I felt more stomach twinges with my second and third pregnancies. My OBGYN said it was because my stomachvmuscles were more sensitive because they had already been stretched out once. Odd, huh? If it keeps up though, you give your OB a call! That is what they are there for!!!

June 13, 2006 12:17 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I should be in our contract Jana!

Thanks PJ!!!

Will do SP...thanks for stoppin!

It's a pain War Eagle!

Thanks Barbara!

I am def more uncomfortable this time around Jennboree!

Makes sense DW...even my c-sec scar has been annoying me!

June 13, 2006 11:32 AM

 

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Friday, June 09, 2006

I Love Fridays!

I had one busy day yesterday! I watched the autistic boy from 6:30-8:15, then I headed home, and had just enough time to blog something. At about 9, my son and I headed to the red's house. The boys and their mom loaded up in my car and I dropped off their mom at the airport (she will be sending 11 days on a missions trip in Brazil). By then I was starving since I didn't get to eat my second breakfast. So I took the boys to a local McDonalds to eat some yucky food and to enjoy the McD's playplace. I kept the one year old with me, but my four year old and the red-headed three year old had a great time climbing around in the tubes. They both ended up getting stuck, but luckily there were some kids (what a God-send!!) there to help them down! So we'll see how long it will be before I take them there again!!!

After McD's, the four of us went to Meijer so I could get some milk. $60 later we left (I can't resist great food sales...so we are set for a few weeks!!!). We finally got home around 1pm and I put the red's down for their naps. For the next few hours, I worked on some church material and sent out a ton of emails for this church event I am involved in.

Afterwards, I grabbed a quick bite to eat, feed the reds their dinner, and met up with their dad to hand them off. Then I was off to a church meeting...but it ended up only being an hour long (usually they last about 2 and a half hours). Of course, since I got out so early, I had to stop by Babies R Us on the way home! I have a short list of items that I want to get before October...like an "I'm the little brother" bib and shirt! They're sooooo cute!!!

Any-who, my hubby and I have somewhat of a busy weekend ahead of us. We have a wedding to go to tomorrow, a church meeting at Sunday service, and a graduation on Sunday night. Do you have any weekend plans??

Btw, today is my oldest nieces b-day! Happy birthday kiddo!!!

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Blogger cube said...

Gosh I got tired just reading your post. I hope you can squeeze in some rest before you drop.

June 09, 2006 10:38 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

A) McDonald's food isn't yucky.

B) What? You weren't ready to just climb up there and get them with 2 babies (one outer, one inner)?

June 09, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I have no clue what I am doing!!! But I know it will NOT be work!!! Well...office work!! :)

June 09, 2006 12:49 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Actually, my weekends are usually planned as general cleaning. Mondays to Fridays I'm tied down with my grandson which does not make you much to do anything. Only weekends are my days. Not much of a rest too aside from not getting too much sleep. My sleeping pattern has like this long time ago. Luckily I still survive.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 09, 2006 6:40 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i'm off to ikea this weekend to look for a lamp for my daughter's bedroom.
have a great weekend!

June 09, 2006 8:19 PM

 
Blogger Jake Silver said...

I'm taking it easy after I get all my "little errands" done.

June 10, 2006 7:00 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Enjoy that wedding.

June 10, 2006 10:55 AM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Well i think you just did enough work for the both of us! I plan on staying home and relaxing. Escpecially after reading this post;)

June 11, 2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Good Grief Girl! Sounds like you had one heck of a day! Make sure you take it easy yourself!

June 11, 2006 11:09 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Gosh! How do you do all that? I can't stand being with a kid the whole day and you take care of more and still do other things after. You need to be congratulated.

Cheers!!!

June 12, 2006 12:47 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Sorry, it's me again. I missed the annoucement about the baby. Congratulations to the three of you for the coming boy!!!

Now it's name hunting time.

June 12, 2006 1:24 AM

 
Blogger yellojkt said...

Those MacDonalds playlands are dangerous. I spent the weekend moving from one desk to another.

June 12, 2006 5:45 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Awww, thanks Cube.

Oh yes it is Guru...and even more so when compared to Wendy's!!!!!

Ummm, I did think about it for about a sec Guru, then I came to my senses! :-)

Heehee, have a great weekend PJ!

I could never clean on the weekend FC...thats saved for the weekdays.

Thanks BSTS, you too!

Good for you JS!

Will do Capt and DW!!!

It was def a busy day Faith!

Thanks Viamarie...you're sweet!

Sounds like fun Yellojkt...NOT! :-)

June 13, 2006 11:36 AM

 

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Why I Like Sentences Split Into 13 Parts

This post is in honor of Dirk (he should know why)...and it's just in good fun!

Thirteen things about Trinity13's Thursday Thirteen.



1. I love splitting up my sentences for Thurs 13's.
2. It makes for easy reading,
3. And it makes for a short post.
4. Plus, I have a hard time thinking up say 13 cds I like or 13 of my favorite movies.
5. It would be hard for me to have 13 favorites...just as it would be hard having 13 best friends.
6. I've thought about having 13 paragraphs (my first few 13's were that way),
7. But that is just way too much writing for me,
8. And too much reading for others.
9. So when I have a few paragraphs spilt into 13 lines,
10. I have my readers in mind! :-)
11. But next week I'll do an actual list just for kicks!
12. Now, to think of what I'll write about...hmmmm...
13. Any Thursday 13 post ideas for next week?

Other 13ers




Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!


The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!



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Blogger Susan said...

Clever, very clever!!! My TT is up here.

June 08, 2006 9:21 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

you could write 13 ideas for a thursday thirteen!

June 08, 2006 9:25 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

You could do 13 reasons you luv Jemmers!! :)

No??? Ummmmm......what else is there, really?? LOL!!

June 08, 2006 9:35 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

My very first TT ever is up now!

June 08, 2006 10:05 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

orfxskThat was short huh!
My T13 is up too.

June 08, 2006 10:39 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

maybe post 13 boys names that you like?

June 08, 2006 11:11 AM

 
Blogger amelia said...

Hmm...13 ways you want to be pampered while pregnant, or one of my favorites - 13 things NOT to say to a pregnant woman! (Always good for a laugh!)

June 08, 2006 10:03 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Good Grief! I kept thinking on Tuesday to check your posts to see what the baby is! Then I forgot and I finally get over here late Thursday! BAH!

CONGRATS for your new little boy! Oh, I can't wait to see some of your posts in a couple of years. I have a feeling they might have a similar ring to mine!

June 09, 2006 12:15 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I appreciate all the short T13's.

June 09, 2006 9:07 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Susan!

Hmmm, sounds good Day!!!

It would be too easy PJ!

I'll be sure to stop by Guru and FC!

We've already decided Carmen!

I love both, thanks Amelia!

Oh yes, I'm sure DW!!!

June 13, 2006 11:39 AM

 

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Little One

Okay, let's get the important stuff said first...our little one is very healthy!! The baby is right on track and weighs 11 ounces. My blood work results were fantastic and I haven't gained any weight yet (I'm so proud of myself-I've been eating better and I take a nightly walk). I'm measuring exactly where I should be and my due date is still October 25th...of course, they will prob take me about a week early since I'm a repeat C-sec.

The ultrasound was pretty long. We were with the u/s tech for over 20 minutes! After doing her measurements, she let me take a look at her screen. It was so reassuring to see my little one moving about. Because I haven't had much sickness recently, and since I haven't felt any kicks yet, I needed to make sure that I was still pregnant...as crazy as that seems! I know I have a prego belly now, but I just had to see my little alive and well.

My son was scared at first to see the u/s tech mess with my belly, but he eventually loved looking his sibling on the computer screen. When he found out the baby's gender, he actually started crying...he was soooo upset! On the other hand, my hubby was thrilled!!! He had to reassure our son that next time around we would try for the sibling gender he wanted.

No denying it, we are def sure of the baby's gender. Our little one made sure we could see their little parts! The results:

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Blogger Princess21 said...

Congratulations on your healthy baby boy!!! Can't wait to meet him!!!

June 07, 2006 9:50 AM

 
Blogger Jill said...

How cute. Congratulations. Years ago when I was pregnant they didn't do sonograms as a routine. Only when something odd was suspected. So imagine my surprize when they did one on me cause I was having twins.

June 07, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Looks like I'm going to be an uncle again. Congratulations!

June 07, 2006 10:01 AM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

Congratulations! glad you and baby boy are doing well.

It is pretty weird to get to pick the day your baby is born. We chose Oct 2 for ours.

Congrats too on keeping your weight in check! Often easier said than done :)

June 07, 2006 10:18 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Yea! I'm glad everything is looking good! I'm sure the boy is going to love having a little brother once he's here.

Even while I was kind of rooting for a boy with our second, looking back, I'm glad they're both girls. They (usually) play really well together and I didn't have to buy all new stuff.

Now you can try again for a girl and be opposite of us with two boys and a girl to our two girls and a boy!

June 07, 2006 10:39 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

I knew it!!!!
Congrats!

June 07, 2006 10:39 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Congratulations for a healthy baby boy! Does your other one like a girl? That will only be for awhile. When the baby comes, he'll love it.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 07, 2006 10:46 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I'm so glad everything is good with the baby! Congratulations on another little boy. He and your son will be best friends.

My oldest cried when he found out my third was a boy, too.

June 07, 2006 10:46 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Isn't that sweet that your son wanted a baby sister?

June 07, 2006 11:06 AM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Yay! I was right...a little boy. How exciting. Our little boys can grow up together- in cyber space that is;)

June 07, 2006 11:46 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Tres bien

June 07, 2006 9:38 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Yay! Congratulations on another junior, mommy! I think it's so sweet that your son was looking forward to a girl! My son was no too thrilled with finding out we were having a girl. He actually said he wishes he had magical powers so he can turn into a boy! haha! So any name prospects yet? :D

June 08, 2006 5:25 AM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Boys are great!

I have an urgent prayer request. Please visit my blog for details. Thanks!

June 08, 2006 6:47 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Aw, congratulations! How fun :-D

June 11, 2006 3:01 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

YAY!!!

Boys are so fun.

I had my girl after two boys so you never know..your son may get his wish in due time!

June 11, 2006 9:49 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all the congrats everyone!!!

June 13, 2006 11:37 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations on your healthy boy. Yeah, I dont' think I've ever heard of them making a mistake with the boys:)

June 15, 2006 12:22 AM

 

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Big Day!!!

We are getting ready for the big, half way through u/s today!!! I can't wait!!! My hubby and I decided to take the whole day off to have a long family day...so we have to figure out what we are going to do after my doctor's appointment. We might go to the zoo, or to the movies, or maybe just go bowling!

I'm hoping to have some big news (and maybe some baby pics!!) for you all tomorrow!!! Later all!

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Blogger Guru said...

I hope the baby isn't shy, so I can find out if I'm a new uncle or aunt.... wait a minute!!!! :-P

June 06, 2006 9:16 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Have a fun day!!!! :)

Can't wait to hear the news!!!

June 06, 2006 9:39 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's nice. Having to spend the whole day with your family. You mean you can still go bowling?

June 06, 2006 10:07 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

o happy day!
Hope you have some great news coming your way!

June 06, 2006 1:40 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

How fun! We took a whole family day as well and went to the zoo before the doc appt.

Hope you get a good look! :)

June 06, 2006 4:41 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

big news!!!
are you planning on finding out the sex?

June 06, 2006 5:05 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Ooohh..i can't wait to find out what you're having!!!

June 06, 2006 9:58 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

Can't Wait!!!

June 07, 2006 12:07 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!! We are very happy to be expecting a healthy baby boy!

Btw FC, yes I can still go bowling if I want to...just can't push it too much.

June 07, 2006 11:15 AM

 

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Party On Dudes!

Even though I wanted to get through this weekend as soon as possible (to be closer to my ultrasound date), I really had a good time. Saturday my son and I hung out while my hubby had a mandatory work day...but he got some nice overtime pay!! Then that night we went over to my parent's house to attend my brother's good-bye party. He left on Sunday for a three week trip at a stunt school in Washington State. While there he will be learning precision driving, wire work, martial arts, rappelling, harness work, and how to catch himself on fire (just to name a few). My mom is already missing him since now she has an empty little nest. But my brother will do sooo well...and he is even paying for the trip with his own money! I'm so proud of him!!!

After Sunday service, we have a BBQ and Baptism party at the church. They had a ton of food and a couple of those inflatable jumpy things for the kids. They also had a football game set up that was run by an ex-OSU football player who is attending my church and a dunk tank where every one of my pastors took a turn in! It ended up raining for about 15 minutes during the party, but we just took shelter in one of the food tents, so it was all good!

Even though the church has two ponds, they brought in a portable hot tub to do the baptisms (cause not a lot of people want to get dunked in a dirty pond!). At my church, you don't have to be a pastor to baptize someone. If you are getting dunked, you can have any influential Christian in your life baptize you...so it was neat seeing a girl get baptized my her dad!

Oh, my old boss, who I posted about here, and his wife were baptized on Sunday as well. Seeing that really helped me let go of all the resentment I had toward him. I was actually moved to tears seeing him perform this wonderful act of service!

Btw, I'm happy to say that I've won my first gold medal in the Blog Olympics! It was for a training camp, but I'm very excited anyway!!!

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Blogger Jana said...

My brother used to do all the stuff, too. He wasn't at stunt school, though...

Good luck tomorrow!

June 05, 2006 10:27 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

stunt school sounds AWESOME.

makes me think of lee majors.

June 05, 2006 10:31 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I hope your bro does well at school and is able to put it to good use in the future.

Lo has always said he looked like Ben Affleck, maybe he can be his personal stunt double!

June 05, 2006 10:35 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Man you are just a bundle of energy! I'm only about 8 weeks along and I'm dragging booty! You are still my hero!

June 05, 2006 3:12 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

sweet, your first gold, congrats!!!
sounds like an extremely busy weekend.

June 05, 2006 3:59 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Cheers for getting the gold! You truly deserve it.

Happy Tuesday!

June 05, 2006 7:01 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Congratulations on your gold medal!

June 05, 2006 10:20 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

He's up by me! Stunt school? That is so cool! So, when he can go to movie premieres, you'll invite me, right? Right?

June 05, 2006 10:45 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ha, funny Jana!

He is doing some incredible things Bag!!!

I hope so too Guru...he hopes to be working in Hollywood by this fall.

Awww, thanks OGO!!!

Thanks BSTS, Barbara, and Viamarie...I worked hard. NOT!

I'll put you on the looooong list Becky! :-)

June 07, 2006 11:18 AM

 

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Friday, June 02, 2006

I Can't Wait!!!

I'm soooo excited...this Tuesday we get to find out the gender of my little belly roomy! I'll finally be far enough in this pregnancy that the little baby parts should be clearly visible. And I really hope the baby is spread eagle so that we will know for sure what I'm carrying!

On one hand, I would really love to have a little boy so that my son has a brother. And my hubby would love to have another boy to play catch with! In fact, my parents and siblings all think I'm carrying a boy. My mom has been praying for one because if we do have a boy, we will try again for a little girl...and she wants all the grandbabies as possible!

Then on the other hand, I would love a little girl. I can't wait to brush her hair and dress her up in frilly clothes! Plus, I would get to dress her up in pink if I wanted to! And, my son really, really wants a sister. It's all he talks about. But, if we have a girl, I think I'll be done. One of each sounds wonderful to me, especially since we are on a tight budget.

But in the end, I'll take a healthy baby over anything!!!


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Blogger Captain Berk said...

Apparently, families are happier on balance when there are 2 children of opposing gender.

That's according to the latest Starfleet figures, anyway

June 02, 2006 10:41 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I think your having a girl.. my reason your hungry all the time.

June 02, 2006 11:02 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Good luck and I'm sending prayers for a healthy baby!

June 02, 2006 12:19 PM

 
Blogger Jennboree said...

I'm with you...healthy baby is what I want as well :)

If a boy, how many times will you try for a girl? One more?

June 02, 2006 4:36 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

We had one boy and one girl. Now we are gonna be all out of balance again! I'm hoping for a boy so my son will have a playmate and he will give his sister a break. I'm hoping the same for you. They will be close enough in age to play together well. Can't wait to hear what you have!

June 02, 2006 5:30 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

God blessed me with two boys even though I thought I wanted a girl to play with...in retrospect I know He was totally right (duh, He is God!) because I don't know if I can handle a moody teen girl like I was! Heh. I also love to get down and dirty with the boys...guys I would've had a Tom-boy if I had a girl, right? Well, I will hope for a healthy baby for you...what ever is under the tail!

June 02, 2006 6:01 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

That 'guys' should have been 'guess'...was that a fruedian slip?

June 02, 2006 6:02 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Yay, this is always SO exciting. I voted boy, but that is only b/c I am having one:) Can't wait to hear!

June 02, 2006 6:59 PM

 
Blogger Melli said...

Well look! I just stopped by to congratulate you on your decisive victory in the Blog Olympics -- and here I find other congrats will soon be in order! I voted for a girl! Just cuz! Cuz I want you to get your little girl ... and everyone I know that had 2 of something and tried a 3rd pregnancy ended up with a score of 3 and 0! I think it would be nice to have the decision made THIS time! :) I hope I remember to come back on Tuesday and find out! Congrats on the BOTC!!!

June 02, 2006 7:14 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

If you're planning to have more than two kids, then it won't matter if baby will be a boy again. But if you just want two, then maybe a girl would be better. I voted for a girl.

Will pray for a healthy baby.

Take Care & God Bless!

June 03, 2006 9:08 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

I hope you have a healthy baby whatever ;-)

BTW not that it means anything, but I was hungry all the time and I had 2 girls.

June 03, 2006 10:36 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Well?

June 04, 2006 1:46 PM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

Trin,

Hope its a boy. Boys are easier. Just mostly stopping by to say Hi.

June 04, 2006 8:45 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I hope you're able to tell, sounds like you'll be happy either way.

June 04, 2006 11:03 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I remember being pregnant with Nate and thinking the exact same thing as you!!!

I can't wait to read what the baby is!!! What an exciting time!!!

June 05, 2006 12:20 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

If they say it's a girl, don't bet on it 100%, as I've known a couple of people to be quite surprised when the baby actually came out:)

June 05, 2006 2:09 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hmmmm, we'll just have to wait and see Capt Berk!

You could be right Day!!!

Thanks Jana!

We will try one more time for a girl Jennboree...if we have three boys, then we will be adopting!

I'm sure your son will love a little brother OGO!

I will def accept whatever God gives me MC...but I would love to have healthy children.

Awww, thanks Faith!

Thanks for stopping Melli...and for the well wishes!

If it's a girl, we will stop Viamarie...but if we have a boy, we will try just one more time.

Hmmm, so maybe I am carrying a girl Cube!

I'll let ya know tomorrow Jen!!!

You think so War? Hmmm, I will just have to have a girl to compare! :-)

Oh yes Barbara!!!

Tell me about it DW...I can't wait!!!

That actually happened to a friend of mine Becky...she was told she was having a girl and she decorated the nursery in pinks. Then she had a boy!!!

June 05, 2006 10:13 AM

 

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday!


Thirteen things about Trinity13's life.


1. We were able to go to the pool last night!
2. My sis, son, and I went over around 8:30 and stayed till after closing...we can do that since I know the RM ;-)
3. The water was really cold, but soooo refreshing!!!
4. I'm starving already this morning even though I've already had breakfast.
5. I'm just feel like I haven't eaten anything yet...I'm soooo hungry!!!
6. I feel like I'm still recouping from watching 5 kids again. I had them last Tuesday.
7. It's so tiring to watch that many at once.
8. But it's really good money...and their parents pay more $20 more a day compared to the red-heads parents!
9. I've told them before that they over pay me, but they just insist in giving me that much.
10. Maybe cause they know that they can call me at a moment's notice and I'll be willing to watch their kids.
11. Or maybe they just have money to burn! :-)
12. Either way, I'll take it!!!
13. Hmmmm, what's for brunch?

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Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm always hungry ... at least you have a reason?

Perhaps some oatmeal with vanilla soy milk is waiting me?

June 01, 2006 9:40 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Can you imagine just being able to toss out an extra $20.00 like it was nothing????

June 01, 2006 9:56 AM

 
Blogger Tess said...

maybe that's why you're willing to babysit at the drop of the hat? :) *munching on trailmix for my pre-brunch snack* swimming does that to me too, I'm always starving after being in a pool.

June 01, 2006 10:45 AM

 
Blogger Chi said...

You are very brave...I doubt if I have the patience to watch 5 kids at the same time. *s*

June 01, 2006 10:49 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I am hungry too!!! I am on your side of town today....I will be over for brunch!!! :)

June 01, 2006 11:07 AM

 
Blogger Trish said...

Cute TT. :)

I have serious munchies today, too.. must be something in the air. :)

Happy TT! Mine are up.

June 01, 2006 11:12 AM

 
Blogger Erin R. said...

Oooh... brunch. It's been years since I had brunch. Sounds so good!

June 01, 2006 11:20 AM

 
Blogger Ardice said...

I love swimming, I'm glad you were able to go and enjoyed yourself.

My TT's up. Have a wonderful day. Take-Care...

June 01, 2006 11:34 AM

 
Blogger Kim said...

it is tiring watching that many kids at once, but in a strange way, I kind of prefer that to only watching one...at least with 5, they tend to amuse themselves quite a bit ;) ...of course, if I had 5 all the time, I'd look forward to days with only one...go figure.

all that talk about being hungry...I need a snack...

June 01, 2006 11:35 AM

 
Blogger The Shrone said...

Thanks for stopping my by TT! Hmm, what's for brunch? How about fruit filled Swedish pancakes topped with creme fraiche?

June 01, 2006 11:56 AM

 
Blogger Wendy Boucher said...

I was always starving when I was pregnant. Hmm, still am always starving.

June 01, 2006 11:57 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I'm not sure it counts as a Thursday Thirteen if it's just a couple of sentences split into 13 parts.

June 01, 2006 11:58 AM

 
Blogger Norma said...

Watching kids can build an appetite.

Thanks for visiting my TT about cars.

June 01, 2006 12:20 PM

 
Blogger Sonya said...

If they have extra money to throw away they can throw some this way. LOL! I'm starving too!

June 01, 2006 12:26 PM

 
Blogger Me said...

Watching 5 kids at once. You got patience! And I wasn't hungry but a donut sure sounds good...
My TT is up.

June 01, 2006 12:45 PM

 
Blogger YellowRose said...

I know when I needed a babysitter I would shell out extra money if the babysitter was really good, so you must be very good!! WTG, keep it up!

June 01, 2006 1:23 PM

 
Blogger TC said...

Oooh I love Thursday Thirteen!

June 01, 2006 1:27 PM

 
Blogger Suzy said...

5 Kids?!? You are brave! And you also make me want to go SWIMMING!

June 01, 2006 1:39 PM

 
Blogger Socks, Abby and Blackie said...

I wish I had a pool, I love to swim.

my list is up

June 01, 2006 1:40 PM

 
Blogger ladydaria said...

I just love swimming. :-) Great list. Happy TT and thanks so much for visiting mine.

Dariana
http://daridonovan.net/blog/

June 01, 2006 1:42 PM

 
Blogger catherine ryan said...

We've been swimming already this year too. It's miserably hot here.

June 01, 2006 2:10 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i'm sitting here reading this eating trail mix, guess i'm hungry too!

June 01, 2006 2:14 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

That's how I was with Tiernan! I could eat all day long, if given the opportunity. He just sucked the life right out of me. I gained 80lbs with him, but lost it again pretty quickly.

Hope you get filled up soon!

My list is up!

June 01, 2006 2:49 PM

 
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Food is a constant though for me. I have to remind myself of when I last ate or I will eat again! My son and I just checked out the pool here to see what the cost is. He really wants to work on his tan. Sure!! Nice list, I enjoyed. Go eat! My list is up!

June 01, 2006 3:55 PM

 
Blogger Natsthename said...

I'm always hungry, too. Dang Weight Watchers! (but it works...still...got any 2 point snacks?)

Happy T13!

June 01, 2006 4:02 PM

 
Blogger mar said...

I have to avoid thinking about food... how do you manage to watch 5 kids, 5??? I would go crazy. No pool for me now, have to wait until it is pee warm...Happy TT, mine is up :)

June 01, 2006 4:37 PM

 
Blogger craziequeen said...

outdoor pool?? I love outdoor pools....bit of a shame here in England! :-(

cq

Hi T13, my T13 is up..... :-)

June 01, 2006 5:08 PM

 
Blogger Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

OHH we got to go to the pool yesterday too, and today actually, I am lucky this year, BOTH the kids like it, instead of just my daughter like in other years!

June 01, 2006 6:24 PM

 
Blogger Tricia said...

Great list. Now I'm starving ... was it your list or is it just me? :)

June 01, 2006 7:26 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Remember it's not you who is hungry. It's that little one inside you too.
I don't think these people are paying more because you can be available at a moment's time, it's because you do a very good job in watching their kids.
Thanks for dropping by.

June 01, 2006 8:27 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Perhaps you can use some of the extra money to pay someone else to help you out for a few hours.

June 01, 2006 9:02 PM

 
Blogger Renee said...

I was ravenous while pregnant & nursing...I scared DH a few times with the crazed "GET YOUR OWN FOOD!" look. hee hee

I’m so sorry that it took me so long to drop by today. Darly & I were planting stuff and then I got involved in a book…I know…not really a good excuse for not blogging…huh?

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate your comments.

June 02, 2006 1:39 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Slow down a bit...remember you have to take care of you and the baby.

(((Hugs)))

June 02, 2006 8:00 AM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, slow down girl. Go get something to eat. I'm glad you are being paid well, you time is valuble too.

June 02, 2006 9:59 AM

 
Blogger Happy Mama to Three said...

Man I remember that always being hungry when I was pregnant, and occasionally when not pregnant. *laughs*

C

June 02, 2006 6:57 PM

 
Blogger Bry... said...

I love your site! Thanks for linking me!

See ya,
Bry...

June 02, 2006 10:39 PM

 

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