As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Friday, May 29, 2009

Birthday fun!

We had a blast on my daughter's birthday yesterday! She said it was the best birthday of her life!! I kept her busy throughout the day with a few surprises! Here is a recap..... We started the day off at Barnes and Noble/Starbucks with her favorite Caramel Frappacino. This was her first surprise. She loves those (expensive, but worth it for the smile on you new 10 year olds face!) Frappacino's and loves to browse the children's section while sipping! Next we were off the see the Night at the Museum. It was really good, she thought it was better than the first one. Unfortunately there are two words that they could have left out completely....why do that feel the need to do that anyway? Just a heads up....
We had a little time to kill before my husband was able to meet us for dinner so we headed to the Washington park for a little photo shoot! She had a ball.... It was so funny because there were some kids playing in the water and every time we would get near the water they would move to were we were, so we would move....then here they would come!!! Finally the Mom told them to stop! Boy, kids these days!!!

Then we met Daddy for dinner at Quiznos for a torpedo sub... yum!

Then came her next surprise! She got to pick out her very own hermit crab!!!!! She was sooo excited. She had one several years ago and wanted another one. His name is rainbow because he has a rainbow shell. He is hard to see in the picture but believe me, he is in there!

On the way home with Rainbow!

Then it was finally home for ice cream cake and a few presents!

It was such a great day! My baby is 10! I can't believe it!!! sniffsniff..... I love you Annalee!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My baby girl is 10!

Today is a big day at the Scarbary house! My baby girl is turning 10 years old! I have no idea where the time has gone. It really seems like yesterday that she was born! I was always told that time flies but now I know it is so true! I thought I would share a few ( haha) pictures for a walk down memory lane on this big day!
Here is my sweet angel the day she came home from the hospital. The dress she has on was one of mine when I was a baby. I had no idea I was having a girl. My husband and I did not want to find out what we were having and wanted it to be a surprise! Boy where we ever surprised! I had that feeling all through out my pregnancy that is was another boy. I was convinced!!! No doubt in my mind. My labor with her was easy. I started having contractions about 2:00 a.m. and decided to wake the hubby up around 6:00. We took my son to the neighbors and headed to the hospital. When we got there my contractions had stopped but the kept me because I tend to deliver pretty quick. With my son, I had him in 4 hours, so my doctor was afraid I might have her in the car or something! I really had no major discomfort and after I got my epidural I felt nothing!!! My daughter was born at 10:20 a.m. My doctor that delivered her had laryngitis that day and her voice was almost completely gone. When she said "it's a Girl" I had to ask her " What?" She said it again and I said "no way!" It was one of the best surprises of my life! To go from thinking you were having another boy to having a girl was heaven!!!!! Don't get me wrong, I love little boys!!! I would have taken him in a heart beat! Her name comes from my grandmother. I absolutely adored my grandmother. I never knew her middle name was Annalee until she passed away. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it for a little girl.

Here are a few pictures..... there were so many. It was so hard to pick just one!

4 months old

Her first BirthdayFirst Easter
4 years old

10 years old

Happy 10th Birthday Baby girl! You have been such a joy to watch grow up. I thank God every day for blessing me with such a beautiful little girl. My prayer for you is that you will continue to grow in your love for the Lord and to continue to put him first in you life. I am so proud of you and how hard you have worked this year in school. It is a privilege and an honor to be your Mom! I love you!

Happy 10th Birthday Annalee!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

We had a sunny Memorial Day after all! The whole weekend was off and on rain.... monsoon I should say. Our poor garden in literally drowning! We went to my mother-in-law's for a cookout and swimming. The sun stayed out long enough for the kids to have a ball. Here are a few pictures from the day....

My honey actually relaxing!

Tonka and Kaleb enjoying the freezing water.

My baby girl,,,, suck it in honey!

Cha Cha

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Publix finds

The kids and I made our weekly Publix run this afternoon. It has become our routine to go on Tuesday afternoon, the day before the sale ends. I didn't get a lot of things but I did get a great price on what I got!!!!! Check it out!

Here is the break down.....

6 boxes Frosted Mini Wheats BOGO $3.89 ~ used 6 $1.00/MC = .95 a box

2 boxes Ritz Crackers BOGO $3.49 ~ used 2 $1.00/Target coupon = .75 a box

2 Bic lighters BOGO $3.49 ~ used 2 $1.00/IC = .75 ea. ( I have always wanted one of these lighters but never wanted to pay the price..... I waited and got two.... for less than the price of one.... it's the little things people!)

1 bag Lifesavers $1.89 ~ no coupon....what???? Just wanted them!

Total before coupons and sales : $39.65

Less store sales: $18.60

Less Internet coupons: $7.00

Less competitor coupons: $2.00

Total savings: $27.60

Total OOP: $12.05

Awesome, huh??? I love coupon shopping!

All this would not be possible without Sarah @ Fiddledeedee!!! Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing!

Ashamed :(

Yesterday was my Daddy's birthday and I am so ashamed.... ashamed I tell you! I didn't post about it! What is wrong with me??? I am falling off the blogging bandwagon! I did, however, call him and wish him a Happy ?? Birthday!!!

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Daddy!! You are my hero!!!!!

The end is near!!

The official end of school is near here at the Scarbary house.... 8 more days! YIPEEE!!!! I know that you can hear me squeal with delight!!! I meet today with DD teacher via the Internet/phone and make sure all is in order. I need to do a little side note for my momma bragging rights!...... My DD did so well on her 3 other writing portfolios for the year that she did no have to do her final portfolio! We were thrilled! It was a big relief knowing we did not have to throw that in on top of everything else to finish at the end of the school year!
My DS is just glad school is almost over!! He is not one for academics~ unfortunately.... he does just enough to get by.... does that sound like anyone elses son???? Please, tell me yes!
It is almost time for fun in the sun!!!!! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Momma never rests!!!

I have been a wife for 17 years and a momma for almost 14. I have known my husband for more than half my life. I have never had my wife/mom duties put to the test like they were this weekend! I love my family dearly and have come to realize with full force that ...... they cannot function with out me!!!!
My hubby wasn't feeling himself this weekend and both of my kids were sick. They have the all dreaded "spring cold"~ sore throat, runny noses and low grade fevers. I have had to baby them as well as my hubby all weekend! The phrase "Momma ain't got time to be sick" is SOOOOOO true! In between getting the kids medicine and loving on my poor hubby, Momma didn't get much done for herself!!!! And by the way..... why does everyone need what ever they need AFTER Momma might sit down for a few minutes????
All is better this morning and my hubby is back a work... don't get me wrong... I love being a wife and Momma and would not trade it for the world~Maybe just a long weekend~ alone! Just kidding!!!!!! The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children. I am so fortunate to be able to be a stay at home mom and I love it! I know that one day I will miss those runny noses and tissues laying all over the place! I need to be thankful that they still want me to take care of them! Hope your weekend was a great one!!!! Happy Monday!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Remember ME?

I am still here..... we have been so busy with end of the year school stuff that I have been absent from the blogging world more than I like!
Last night we spent the evening in the ER with my hubby. We were there from 6:00 pm until 10:50 pm. Thankfully, nothing serious was found. He has not been feeling well for the past 6 months and I am hoping that we are beginning to narrow things down to try and find out what might be going on. He is so stubborn and you know if a Man wants to go to the ER, he really doesn't feel well!
I hope to be able to get back to blogging soon.... we have 2 more weeks of school! I can hardly wait for summer!!!
Have a great weekend friends!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fishin' in Fla

We went to visit my parents in Florida for the weekend. It was very relaxing! We surprised my Momma for Mother's Day and showed up on her doorstep Friday night. My Daddy was in on the whole thing and at was so much fun to see her reaction.

Saturday afternoon we took the kids fishing off one of the priers down from my parents house. It was a very eventful afternoon.... here is a recap!

Cha Cha and G-daddy picking peaches.

The best place to get fresh seafood in Panacea, Fla.

buying the bait!

Cha Cha caught a catfish!

Look what Daddy caught!! This was an adventure! It took 20 minutes to get him in and get the hook out of his mouth so we could throw him back!! Daddy also caught a stingray but I didn't get a picture of it.

How Sweet!

Just a quick recap of our weekend... Hope yours was great!

Friday, May 8, 2009

And the Winner is......

Okay ladies.... time for my giveaway..... to the 5 that entered..... THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO VISIT AND COMMENT. It really means a lot to me. With help from my lovely assistant, my DD......

The winner of the wonderful I'm Glad I'm a Mom book is...

KIM @ The Un-Gourmet!!!!!!!

Congratulations Kim!!! If you will so kindly email me your address, I will get the book in the mail to you!!!!!! (

Again, Thank you to all 5 that entered. It was fun!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Momma!

Today is my Mother's **th Birthday!

2008 Senior Citizen Queen

Happy Birthday Momma! We love you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Giveaway reminder!!

Just a reminder if your interested in entering my 100th post giveaway!! Tell your blog friends and enter yourself!!! Come on girls!!!! I have only had 4 entries..... am I going to have to add a surprise to the giveaway?? Guess it is to boring??? :) We will see!! For more info visit here. Thanks to the 4 that have entered!!! I love you girls! Happy Wednesday to ya!

free 8x10!

Walgreens is offering a FREE 8x10 just in time for Mother's Day! Be sure to enter the promotional code MOTHER and also choose in store pick up so there will be no shipping charges. The coupon says it is good for today, May 6th, only. For more info go here. I have ordered mine!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fever? Oh my!

Well, my DD started running a fever after her ball game last night. Yikes! My imagination starts ruining away with this one. Is it Swine Flu? I quickly found out that we were out of Motrin! So, after just getting back from town, my DS and I ran back into town at 9:30 p.m. and got more Motrin and some ice cream ~ for my DD ~ you know ~ to make her feel better! After a dose of Motrin and some ice cream, she was feeling a lot better. I love Motrin..... I can't imagine my life with kids without it!!! What in the world did my Momma do without it?! My DD is feeling better this morning.... as long as she has her Motrin! On a lighter note..... my DD's softball team won their first game last night!! Go Diamonds! She hit a triple and almost caught a pop up! We were so proud!
Have a great Tuesday friends!

Monday, May 4, 2009


This is my 100th post!!!! I can hardly believe I have had 100 posts worth posting!!! It has been such fun and such a wonderful release to be able to post and have my blog friend read them!

This celebration is not only a celebration of my 100th post but mostly a celebration of you .... my blog friends! I have met some wonderful friends via the blog world and I want to say Thank you!

To help celebrate, I am hosting my first giveaway!!!!!!
With Mother's Day coming up next Sunday, May 10th, I thought this book would be perfect!
I have posted several times about Jill Savage and her organization called Hearts at Home.
This book is a wonderful collection of inspiration stories from Jill and several other Mothers. The stories will make you laugh, cry and celebrate this journey called Motherhood! I have read the book twice and have enjoyed it thoroughly! (small disclaimer ... the front cover was bent a little (not really noticeable)... but I wanted the book so bad.... I bought it from the bookstore that way ;) !!!) The picture above is of my copy that I am giving away!
If you are interested in entering the giveaway, I have two things for your to do.....
1. Leave me a comment letting me know you want to enter.
2. Tell me one reason you love being a Mother or if you do not have children... leave me one reason why you love your Mom so much!!!
Easy as that!!!
I will leave the giveaway open until Thursday, May 7th (my Momma's Birthday!) at midnight.
I will announce the winner on Friday morning!!!!
I look forward to reading each comment!!!! Happy Monday!

I haven't posted as much lately because we have been sooooooo busy with the end of the school year. We are trying to finish before my DD birthday. We did get a pleasant surprise in my email last night..... my DD has worked so hard all year on her work that she does not have to turn in her last portfolio assignment. Can I hear a big YIPEEE!!! That is so major for us! Now we can concentrate on lessons full time! She was so excited when I gave her the news ( I think I was more excited!!!)
My next post will be my 100th! I can't believe I have done that many! I plan on having my first stay tuned my blog friends! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!