Monday, June 22, 2009

Wisteria Lane...The Shawnee version..

This neighborhood is so full of Phony people it's hysterical! They all think they are better than you because they don't curse, or yell at their kids, or they pretend to be in a happy marriage~Or pretend to be financially secure for that fact.....

Not like I should have to defend myself or my family~but instead of Lies and assumptions being spread....try wasting your sorry ass breath about the "Coral Facts" that are truth, and nothing less.....

Well, take this one to the bank people, we have 5 kids and NO credit card debt (except for 1 card that we hardly use., emergencies only.) Our mortgage and bills are paid on time, and we have never once had anything turned off, or even threatened of such a thing....thankfully for us, my husband is a great financial planner~and he has and is still doing VERY well for us, which I am thankful for because I know that I will not be loosing my house in the future....unlike some, so when you lose your house, and I'm still in mine...we'll see who is laughing in the end.......

(you know, not for nothing~but as I just re read this funny is it that we are on one income, have 5 kids, and are living so well.....and the ones that like to gossip about us have less kids than us~have a double income and are struggling?!? LOL! Pretty funny in my eyes for sure!) I think I should start talking crap about all you guys! Nah! I'm much better then that!!

We are going on 9 Years of happy marriage June 30th, we may fight and have our differences~but we are human and it does happen. We are not perfect as a married couple~But Bill and I respect each other and we live for our kids AND each other. We live our separate lives and come together when we can and it works for us. I know my role as mom and wife, as he knows his as the provider, husband and father, but our kids are happy and so are that is all that when all of a sudden we see you are divorced in the future~or you regret the turnout of your life because you are just staying together "for the kids".......then we'll see whose living the lie......and then you, my false friends will be talked about for sure!

I may be strict and curse a lot, but that is just who I am..I will give you the shirt off my back, even if I don't know you that much. I give my prayers and thoughts to those I do not even know, because I want everyone to have a close to perfect life...(a perfect life does not exist people~no matter how hard you want to believe it, or try to live one...) I don't like to see people in pain and hurt and if it's through raw humor, or what is needed~you can count on me being there to cheer you up! Yes, I am over opinionated, but I feel strongly about my views, and I don't really care what you think....again, I have to impress no one. I am a "real deal" person. I don't like bull Sh**, and I don't have to lie to make myself look better than you. I change for no one~not even Bill because he married me for who I am, foul language and all.......Everything about me is real, right down to my designer purses........unlike you guys who are as fake as the knockoffs you buy at the purse parties here.... (last comment not for everyone...just for those who know who they are....)

Yes, I have a lot of kids. but my kids are (many thanks to God and his powers) healthy, happy and diceplined. They ARE respectful to others and do not rule my world like many parents here. If my kids talked or treated me like these kids talk to their parents~they would have no teeth in their face! I am the parent, not them...I'll be damned if my kids are going to disrespect any adult or child they come across. When my kids were first able to say words, it's a fact that their 3rd words were all manners. Please, Thank You, Excuse me, etc....then we work on other words, because I feel that manners are the most important thing that a child should learn and execute first and foremost. (trying to accomodate ungreatful children only leads to ungreatful adults and adolencence.)

***For the record, everytime we visit someone's house, and everytime I take them out to the store or out to eat~you'd be amazed at how many people come out of their way to make compliments on how well behaved ALL of my children are, and I am proud to say that it's because of the way I am and have been raising them.****
(how many times has someone went out of their way to compliment you on your 1-3 kids?!?)

And most of all.....I may be strict with them, and yell at them~but actually ask them how many times they get a's hardly at all. My bark is bigger then my bite, and in order for me to keep all these kids in line, unfortunately for me I have to maintain a strict household with them. They are very lovely kids and always want to do right, but just like any other kid, they make the wrong mistakes numerous times, then I have to start threatening them with dicepline. If they get a smack it is on the butt, or the hand. Sometimes they get a flick on the ear. But most of the time they are just put in time out, or have things taken away~like video games. But I do not abuse my kids, and I never smack them hard enough to leave marks. I maintain healthy order. Some kids don't need dicepline like this and that is great~good for them....but for a large household like what I have, (especially of all active BOYS) this is what works for us.

The most important part of us diceplining our children, is that they know how much we love them~for all the yelling you hear or see, there is 10 times the hugs and kisses, and thoughtful, kind words to each other as brothers, and to us as parents. You ask any of my children if we love them and their absolute definitive answer is "YES THEY DO". As long as they know that the reason we dicepline them is because it's our last resort in teaching them right from wrong, then sue us for being so kind to them the first 500 times we told them NOT to do something........but while our children will be brought up to be well rounded adults......don't be suprised when your children hate you, want nothing to do with you, and end up a pregnant teen, a drug addict, or rebellious....because you let them rule your world.....then we will see which parenting styles work better......

I just honestly suck all this B.S. up to Jealousy, and it's fine with me. I am so happy that I am so thought about in this neighborhood, that my family and I come up in conversation all the time. I am sure that they are not jealous they don't have 5 kids, but I'm sure that they are so jealous that my husband thinks I'm the hottest piece of A** in the neighborhood~so much so, that's why we have 5 beautiful boys (wink, wink) I can't help that we can't keep our hands off of each other. Or maybe they are jealous that I'm not a frumpy looking housewife~just like them~who try to hold onto their youth, but really just have no idea. I am going to grow old beautifully, because I am beautiful inside and out........while they are already growing old hurting..........because they are hurting inside and out. I have no regrets.....and I will never apologize for who I am, because I like who I am, and everything I do, I do for my family.

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful..........hate me because you can't be me....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad
~Author Unknown


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

If you though we were crazy before.........

Then how do you like us now?!?! We have decided to take ALL the kiddos to Florida!!! We are renting a house and doing 5 days and 4 nights at all the Disney parks........DRIVING TO Florida AND FROM Pennsylvania! LOL!!

I take it this way, if Jon and Kate can do it, then SO CAN WE!! We are even going to have some help because Carrie is coming with us! We are so happy! The houses are so cute, they are all Disney Themed houses, they have the private pools with the Lani's and they are really nice. They are only 4 miles from the entrances to the parks, which is an even bigger plus! Whoo Hoo!!

I am already trying to figure out what we are going to need, because with 7 people and a long drive down, it should prove to be rather interesting. LOL! Carrie is going to fly down and get the house prepared for us before we arrive, so that when we get there, all we have to do is let the kids run around for a bit, and then throw them in bed.

I am really excited as I've been wanting to take the kids to Disney for like 5 years now, so the fact that we are ACTUALLY going on a family vacation this year is so AWESOME!! They are going to be so happy, and I am so happy for them. And what is great is a lot of the rides, they have to be 40 inches, and Jordan is 40, Brayden is 41, and Donovan is 46.5. So that means they can all ride! And there are also a lot of rides that say "Any height" which means even Austin and Rowan can ride! LOL, this is going to be so much fun! It will be nice to get away from PA, and NJ for a little while and change it up a bit! We really need this for the kids. I always feel so bad that their friends have been there at least 3 times, and they've never gone.

The only problem that we see is that it's hurricane season, AND the weather is really hot that time of year, so hopefully we won't experience the extream to this. LOL! I don't need another story for the exciting Chronicles! Then again, it WOULD make you come back~right??

I am going to add the "Official" Disney Countdown clock! We have also started an "X" Chart. The chart is only allowed to have 40 X's, but whoever has 40 X's does not go to Disney~instead...they will have a nice stay at "Resort Tynys" aka. my parents house. If they get an X, they can get it removed by doing a good it cleaning their room, being a good listener for the day, no whining...etc...So we will see how this develops over the weeks. I will post weekly who has what! LOL!

(oh yeah~now it's 61 days till disney I think. LOL!)

Okay, so since the Hunk decided to make fun of me because my last post was about how I lost 1 pound (he said I was pretty much nuts because I posted that), I will explain why I did that for those who may be as confused as he is.....

As everyone who is dieting or getting in shape knows~you sometimes hit a little "Plateau" for a month or longer...well, as you all know I've been 125 for about a month. So when I broke it, and got to 124~even though it's only 1 pound, it's still a break. So much so now....that I weigh 123 POUNDS!!! So it seems like all my hard work is finally paying off! I am so happy that I am successful in my quest to being a fitness model! And I think that my photos and updated weight and BMI is a great way to see my progress! I am happy with it all, and I just can't wait to be back at my pre pregnancy weight goal 110 lbs. So what, I have like 13 pounds to go before August 1? AAHH!! It's only 2 months away!! However, if I am not in the shape that I need to be in, I am not going to do it until I am comfortable in my own skin. This Friday, I will be updating my pics again on Facebook.

speaking of which, I have to go now and get Donovan~it's his last week of school and they are all 1/2 days.....also I am going to the gym at 5:30.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Whoo hoo! I stepped on the scale this morning and I now weigh 124!! I am so excited! Remember, my goal by August is 110 lbs! Man, I can't believe that it's in sight so soon! I'm telling anyone who really wants to loose weight, diet and exercise. I have trained my body to not accept fast food anymore, and junk food. Now when I eat it, I actually get really sick to my tummy.

I do yoga and pilates 3 days a week, and cardio on mondays and fridays with a little extra weight training for what I'm not feeling in my classes.

I got my hair cut and colored, and I absolutely LOVE it!! It looks so nice!

Getting highlights

And here is how Rowan ate breakfast yesterday morning.

One cool dude!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

School is almost out!!

I can't wait for school to get out June 18th. Yeah, they got a late outing with all this darn snow, but it's okay. It will be fun to take the kids out to Dorney, and the shore, and go for walks. It will be a blast.....
WAIT A MINUTE! I have 3 MONTHS of having ALL 5 KIDS AT HOME FULL TIMEAlign Center?!?! OMG, I must be totally crazy to be so excited about this! LOL! We will see how my TRUE parenting skills work when I am going to have all 5 all day, all the time!

Sorry I have not blogged, but I don't know about you guys~This weather is such a bummer and I really hope that it is not like this all the time. I've been so tired and unmotivated. I can't wait for the sun to come out. I feel too much anxiety when the weather is like this.

However, yesterday was a very productive day for me. I moved the Island in my kitchen caddy cornered. I like it so much better. I have mentioned to the hunk how I wanted to move it, and he kept saying no, no, no. But I am so sick and tired of the walls getting scratched up by these chairs, that this was the best option. It looks so much nicer this way!



Yes, I did it all by myself! The hunk was at, and I got bored so I decided to do it, even though he said no! LOL! I did not tell him about it all day, and when he came home he just laughed. He actually likes this placement better also. So I am glad. Whoo hoo!!

Look at how big Austin is getting now!

He's such a little cutie pie! He is totally sleeping through the night, and is always such a happy boy! He loves to show his gummy smile, and drool all over you with complete happiness! He's truly, Mr. Right! LOL!!! He weighs about 12 lbs now.

So I have been practicing with my new band. My first show with them is this Saturday, so I am happy since I got screwed out of my farewell show last weekend. What a way to end a band lemme tell ya. NJ just kicked me in the butt, so hopefully Pennsylvania will be as good to me as NJ has!

I have been going to the gym, taking many yoga and pilates classes. I love them. I have really become a work out buff! You can always find me at the gym! It's my home away from home! I hope that I really do meet my goal by August, because if I don't, then I am not going to do it.

LOL, So I am going to try a new way of parenting for the summer, and see what happens. Well, I love watching the Dugger show on TLC, and it just amazes me at how well behaved all those kids are. I wish mine are like that! LOL! But I know that they are limited on computer internet usage, and really hardly watch TV. So I took all the really voilent games off of the computer, you know...Call of Duty, Far cry, etc....

Now, there is only educational games. I think it's good, especially for Jordan who still needs a little help. He should be as good with his ABC's as he is with Call of Duty. If that was the case, he'd be a pure genius! I am also limiting television time ot 3 hours a day. Which is a huge cut back, considering that TV is on all hours of the day. They play so great together with the legos, and other things, that they should do it more. But now that the summer is fast approaching, they should be hardly in the house anyway. So this stuff won't matter.

I have a list of home improvements that will be happening this summer. I can't wait to share them with you!! I am going to be re-painting the kichen (yes, again), and the family room..yes again...but now I am going to do my plain white bedroom and bathroom, (the only 2 non-painted rooms in the house) LOL! My friend Nicole is going to be "Online Designing" for me, so we will see the results..I can't wait. We are still getting 1/2 the basement finished for the boys~which will be nice because every toy in this house will be gone from the upstairs! Whoo Hoo! That is a lot of my stress in this house! Also, the computers will be going down there, and nothing better find it's way back up! LOL!
I am also going to fix up the garage this summer. It's so plain and white. I am going to do shelving, paint the walls, and finish the floor. It's going to look so nice! I want to repaint Rowan's room because the baseball wall looks like crap, and I am tired of looking at it. I am also considering a doggie door for Don vito! LOL! How hard can it be?!?
We are also going to refinish the 1st top level of our yard. It's a mess, but I am using a landscaper to figure out what to do...oh yeah, and we are re-doing our deck......I hate that freakin' deck!

So that's it for now...Check back later!
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Okay, off to get my hair dyed! Must get ready now!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Why all the crying?!?

Ugh, today was one of those days with the kids. I put them to bed early. 1/2 hour early! Whoo Hoo! But they are still crying because they all got yelled at...

Why~you ask?!

One question, When you leave a plastic bag filled with poopy diapers on the floor for about 3 minutes with 4 active boys, what do you think will happen??? They decided to throw the bag at each other, in turn breaking it open and getting poop all over my dining room rug. EWW!! How gross!! So I had to clean it up. I put Donovan in time out in his room. Then the other kids were bothering him~running around again and trashing everything. So I've literally had enough of them today! I still have yet to grasp the concept of "When they speak~I have to move right away, but when I speak, it can take up to 10 times before 1/2 of my sentence will have any acknowledgement in their tiny little brains."

I went to my Yoga class today. God it feels so good to get in there and stretch, and complete my core to gain my balance back! Renee asked me if I could still do all the gymnastics from when I was in high school, and I told her I could probably get my flexibility back if I worked on it! LOL! Apparently for these fitness shows~the contestants do gymnastics. Sounds good to me. I'd love to be back in my High School body once again! LOL! I was going to go to a Kickboxing class at 7, but the kids were acting up, and I did not want to bring them back for that extra hour.

We have so many projects in the works. we have to finish a walkway now that the shed is built. We have to finish our basement. I want to repaint the kitchen (yes again!) I have my eye on remodeling the bathroom downstairs because I am sick of looking at the pedistool sink. I want to repain the family room. I also FINALLY want to do my bedroom and bathroom. Unfortunately for me, that is always the last room to be finished. LOL! But the bedroom, and familyroom are going to have to wait until the basement is done. I want all the toys gone, and in the basement. No more upstairs.

Can you believe I STILL hear them crying upstairs?!? OMG~Please go to bed!!
Here are some pictures from today when everyone was happy! Enjoy!

Brayden, Rowan and Austin

Yours truly with Rowan and Austin!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Life is a "Gas"

So I forgot to mention this the last time, but I was in Yoga laying on the floor and there was a woman laying about 3 feet ahead of me (her feet to my head), and everytime we stretched......she farted! OMG, how do you not realize you are doing this~and WHY do you think it's okay to do this 3 feet away from my head?!? Thank God there was no down wind~otherwise, I'd be in trouble.

Well, today I was in Mat Pilates and the SAME FREAKIN' THING HAPPENED. Except that this person was right across the room, so I was not really too offended. LOL! But come on already! Keep your gas~in your own A*s! Thank you!

So lemme day from hell. Today was one of those days where I probably really should have stayed in bed. Suprisingly~it's not even a full moon, so I can't figure out what the excuse is. Maybe "Just a bad day". Anyway....

So this morning I get up, and get the kiddo's ready to go to the gym (my new found love), (Though as I type, I am now eating my 2nd meatball Hot Pocket at midnight....defeating the purpose I'm sure). There was an 11:00 Yoga class there. I was soo happy because I FINALLY got some other friends to come with me. So we get there, and I get the kids we walk in, and the one girl from the daycare was standing outside. I looked at her like "WTF", because there were also other parents and kids standing around in the foyer of the gym. Well, she proceeds to tell me that they found a little girl in there (currently in the gym as we were speaking), and she was totally infested with Lice!!! EWW!!! Now, I technically was okay with this~because I have boys, and I can just shave their heads if need be....until I found out if I get them, then I am screwed, and so is the dog and furniture...etc. So then my mind over matter starts acting up, and I am itching all over the place. LOL! I felt so gross, and I did not even do anyting. They ended up closing the daycare, and my friends and I ended up not taking any classes. *sniff*

Now please explain to me how the parent did not see all the lice in her kids head especially when she put her daughter's hair in pigtails?!? Maybe she is one of those looser parents who just knew, and was hoping that they would not find out~so that she could still work out....TRASH! I hate people like that! They have no consideration for people like me who have multiple children, and this crap spreads like wildfire, and it's a bitch to get rid of! Come on people and THINK, and be CONSIDERATE of others who will have to deal with this eventually. I'll tell you what, I saw the mom, and if my kids get lice, the NEXT time I see her, she will have ME to deal with! Show some respect Lice Lady!

So I drop off my friends from our eventful yet unproductive time at the gym, then realized that I had to get a duplicate licence because I lost mine behind my kitchen cabinet. Yes, I'm an Idiot. LOL! I went to put it on the backsplash, and did not see the minute hole behind it. As soon as I let go of the bugger, it dropped right beneath. Hunk looked at me and said "omg, that sux!" Duh, you think?!? So that means I have to go to the Penndot Driver's Licencing Center (better known to us New Jersians as DMV.)

Well, I have to honestly say that if we thought DMV was terrible, you should come here and experiance the Wal-mart Rejected employees~who don't like to take cash, or help you. I had 4 kids with me today~so you do the judgement. Okay, soooo I go in and ask the button pusher~info giver outer senior citizen employee how much it cost to get a new licence since I lost mine. She said she does not know, that is not her department....okaaayyy....Well, there was a 1 hour waiting limit. So she proceeds to tell me to go to the board, find what I needed and the cost was there. So I scanned the board and found "Duplicate photo card". Mind you~nowhere did it say "Driver's Licence", so I thought that the photo card was what I needed....$5...not too bad. So I had to go around the corner of the plaza to CVS and get a money order, because they do not accept cash, or credit cards. They only accept Money orders, or checks....ummm...hello?! Ugh, this is all so aggervating to me. So then I come back with my $5 money order waiting my turn with the kids, I get up to the desk and the guy says "Okay~that will be $12". I said, "no way! It's $5 for a photo card." He said "Oh, you wanted a photo card~not a Licence?" OMG, I wanted to grab him by his neck and fling him across the room!!! I said "The woman door greeter said that I needed to look on the board and pick what I needed. I saw Photo Card~Thinking a driver's licence, because she was unable to help me out." I then asked him how I am suppose to pay the remainder of the balance and he said I have to go BACK to CVS and get another one. I said "I want to speak to that lady's manager." She comes over and I told her that lady's job is bullcrap and she is useless. I also told her that it was totally pointless to have her sit there and greet people when she is unable to provide the proper infomation to customers needing things ESPECIALLY when there is a 1 hour wait, and you need to have a freakin money order for whatever you need. She told me that the lady was suppose to direct me to the proper person to speak with for what I needed.....LMFAO you gotta be kidding! I said, well, she did not....and I had to figure it out on my own and got it wrong, and now I am short money for my licence~and it's all her fault. I told her that, that lady is the MAIN person you see when you first walk in, and she should at least have enough knowledge to tell you how much a renewal is and a duplicate. She apologized (but I could tell it was just to get me out of the line), and I told her that I don't appreciate an employee who is such a waste. (she was 100 years old, and could barely hear you as it was.)
I then tell the man, I am not going back to CVS because of all the kids and will pay exact change in he then directs me to his manager who also tells me that I need to go to CVS for a money order. I look at him and said, "It's dangerous for me to keep lugging these kids all over the place because of the fact your stupid company does not accept cash. I am NOT going back to CVS with all these kids." Then I said to him "you want a money order so! (I put the money on the counter) Then YOU go to CVS and get me my money order. He just looked at me like OMG. LOL! Then he said~I can do that for you. And he did. So I got my stupid licence duplicated, and will NEVER go back to that stupid germ infested place again!! Jerks!

So I go to the mall, do what I have to do, Rowan peed through his pants, Brayden and Jordan were whining the whole time.....This one is hungry, that one had to go potty, this one is bored...blah, blah, blah....(that's what it sounds like after a while.) We get Donovan, come home, Carrie comes to do the laundry, and then, I go to my 2 classes at the gym. I felt better after the gym. I really like it there. It's a great little realiver for me.

This past weekend we went with the neighbors to the Sand's casino in Bethlehem. It was terrible. There were no tables. Just slots. It got boring after about the first hour. So we sat around drining $1 beers that the coctail waitress was giving us. LOL! I ended up super drunk. LOL! But it was fun! We also had our neighborhood garage sale, and ended up makin $250, so we did awesome, and sold almost all of our stuff! Whoo Hoo!!

Ugh, I'm tired! Hopefully tomorrow is a better day! Goodnight!