About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Catching up

It has been a crazy busy week and a half over here. This is my first day to really be able to sit at the computer. It started the weekend before Thanksgiving. My best friend, Melinda, and her family came for the weekend. She has 7 kids too, so we definitely had a houseful. Just so you know how obsessed my friends and I are about Twilight. This trip was specifically planned so that Melinda could attend the movie on opening day with all of us LOL We were the thirty something moms in the theater sighing. We controlled the screaming, I mean, we ARE adults ; D I know the movie didn't get great reviews, but I really liked it. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as the book, so I didn't have that expectation. I saw it again Sunday night, yes that is twice, I NEVER see movies more than once at the theater. I enjoyed it even more the second time. I am trying to find time to see it a third time : O LOL

Anyway, my friends left Sunday and Tuesday my SIL and her 5 children arrived for Thanksgiving. My brother is a Major in the Air Force and is stationed in Africa until March. We had a lovely and lively Thanksgiving and were up at 4am on Black Friday to shop till we dropped lol Dh and I adore Black Friday, we get a lot of our Christmas shopping done and usually pick up a gift for us. Last year I got a new camera, this year was a Dirt Devil broom vac. I know, I am very easy to please lol Chad usually buys tools of some sort. I always go to Joanns too. Almost everything in the store is half off, plus you get an extra 20% off of your entire purchase. And the snuggle flannel is on sale for 1.50 a yard this year. It used to be a $1 a yard. I use this to make the children's Christmas pajamas.

The last few days we have been dealing with two sick little ones. Samuel and Ava have a wicked cough. And I have been suffering with a lovely bladder infection : ( Ugh! This is the second one in 3 months. Before this, I think I had 2 in my entire life. I don't know what the deal is, but it needs to stop!

Oh, and Chad and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary yesterday! He took off work and we went out for a Thai food buffet and then shopping at Old Navy. It was a nice quiet day. I cannot believe we have been married for 18 years, it only seems like maybe 10. I got married when I was only 19 and although they say teenage marriages never make it, we did! I have never regretted for one minute marrying Chad. He is a loving, caring , giving and funny man and a wonderful father. I pray we have 60+ years together.

I hope all of you are well and had a lovely Thanksgiving! I look forward to catching up on everyones' blogs : D


mommyholly said...

Sounds like you have had a fun week!!! :) I am so mad I missed the sale at Joann's!! Oh well, Ive still got my coupons hehe!! And happy anniversary!!! Congrats to both of you for creating a happy life together! xo!

Amber said...

Sounds like a busy week! Happy Anniversary too! That's fun that you guys go shopping together on Black Friday. I've never been brave enough to attempt the crowds :-)
I'm debating going to see the movie again so I can have a different opinion..:-) Too bad you don't live close - I could be your excuse to go see it again.

Tine said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and on having such a great marriage! And why should you not marry your soul-mate just because you meet him early in life?

It sounds like a busy week! And a fun week -except for the coughs! Hope they are both feeling much better by now :)

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I married my high school sweetheart 2 days after I turned 19. We have been married for 8 years.

Sounds like you all had such a fun time.

I hate bladder infections. I get them a lot. I find that too much sugar will trigger them. Stock up on cranberry juice. They say it doesn't really help if you already have the infection, but it helps prevent.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I got married in 1990 as well - time sure flies. Hope you are all feeling better soon.

jona said...

Happy Anniversary! Time sure flies when you're having kids doesn't it? LOL!
I hope you start feeling better soon. I hate being sick during Christmas season.

Marie said...

Happy Anniversary to you too Tonya! Who knew we got married 2 days apart, but you and Chad were a looong time ago! LOL!
I hope you get better soon!
I don't understand the whole Twilight obsession, I haven't been obsessed with anything since New Kids on the Block. I know, pretty embarrassing, huh?

My Inspired Heart said...

Aww...Happy Anniversary, Tonya! I say young love is the best kind! I've been with my husband for 19 years, married for 13. I met him when I was 14!! I have never had eyes for another ~ he is definitely the only one for me. :)

I hope you feel better, too!

Cheryl said...

I wanted to share my twilight bag from my blog with you:)


ladydi said...

Quick, drink some water. And then some more. That is the best cure for a bladder infection. If it persists, it is probably actually a yeast infection, so a visit to the Dr. would be in order. I hope you feel better soon, and drink as much water as you can comfortably.

Happy Anniversary!

muralimanohar said...

Aww..Happy anniversary!! I know what you mean...it's been 15 years for us, and it feels like we've only barely started. And we married right at our 20th birthdays (I was just after, he was just before.) Here's to your 60 years! :D

(Still haven't read Twilight yet..but my friend is determined to make me...she is shipping book one all the way from the States for me, lol!)