Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Grim is out for ME!!!!

OMGosh!! I have almost been hit twice in the past two day by IDIOTS going through a red light... I mean inches of hitting me!! I might add, both of my babies were in the car at the time :-( After it happened, I was shaking so bad... and it eventually turned to anger!

Seriously, people wake up! My kid's lives are more important than you going through a light to get somewhere 3 min sooner.

On top of that, I fell down the stairs tonight!! I was okay, just twisted my ankle a little. Landon heard, and ran down the stairs from his bedroom and was like, "mommy, are you okay?? I will help you!" So cute, but I assured him that mommy was okay... it is nice to know that he is aware of what is going on, since Brady is out of town this week.

Tomorrow I am taking the kids and fur-kids up to the cabin... by myself... in the car... I am praying we make it there safely!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Rules

The Witt Household is currently under Summer Rules during the week from now until Labor Day.

This includes:

~ Sleeping in until 9am

~ Hitting the beach at least twice a week

~ Spending weeks at a time at the cabin

~ Eating all lunches outside on the picnic table

~ Afternoon naps... for everyone, including mommy :-)

~ Staying up late watching movies

~ Work on tan daily (mommy of course)


~ Workout at Lifetime at least 3 times a week

~ Family walks at night

~ HAVE FUN and enjoy every minute with my babies :-D

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brock's New Shoes!!

We went out and got little Brockie a new pair of sandals today!! I have to say, I have NEVER seen a 16 month old boy soooooooo excited to get a new pair of shoes. He was so happy when we got home and put them on him, that he started running laps around the couch... too cute :-)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Horoscope

I hardly ever check my Yahoo horoscope, but today while checking my email I took a look and WOW did it sound like our family or what??? Whether or not you believe in it, it still was dead on to how we are, including my parents and sister!! I truly believe that no matter what happens or how someone acts, you NEVER turn your back on them... family is forever :-)

  • Leo (7/23-8/22)

    Back when people started throwing around the term 'dysfunctional family,' you understood that just about everyone's family is dysfunctional in one way or another. In your family's case, you probably have an unusual yet successful way of handling all the freaky problems that crop up: You agree to disagree, and keep on loving each other anyway. Keep that in mind now, no matter who pushes which button!

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Quiche Lorraine

    During our Girls Weekend my Mother-in-Law made a REALLY good quiche!!! There was not a bite left at the end of the meal... it was wonderful!!! Enjoy :-)

    Quiche Lorraine

    1/2 lb. bacon, fried crispy, crumbled
    1 cup shredded swiss cheese
    2 cups half and half
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    4 eggs, beaten
    1/4 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp salt

    Prepare pie pastry in pan. Sprinkle crumbled bacon, cheese and onion in pastry lined pie pan. Beat eggs slightly and gently beat in remaining ingredients, then pour into pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let stand at least 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

    Church & Faith

    Is it true that you are more Christian if you do attend church every Sunday whether or not you act as a Christian in your everyday life? Or, if your heart, body and mind is full of Christ and you live your life as a servant of God and do not attend every Sunday make you less Christian?

    This is something that has been debated probably since the beginning of Christianity. I feel it is important to be apart of a church and attend as much as you can. While I was growing up my family was very involved in our Methodist church and I knew everyone in the congregation and I LOVED being there... we did not show up every single Sunday and we were never made to feel like if we did not, God would not love us. Therefore, I know if you live a Christian life and are kind to people and pray to God, you are JUST as a good Christian as the person who shows up every Sunday to Church.

    Monday, June 21, 2010

    Cancer Update

    I have attached below an email I was sent in regards to new information on Cancer. I am now completely paranoid about using plastic bottles... have I lost my mind or is it okay that I am worried about this????

    Cancer Update from John Hopkins

    This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

    No plastic containers in microwave.

    No water bottles in freezer.

    No plastic wrap in microwave.

    A dioxin chemical causes cancer,especially breast cancer.

    Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

    Recently,Edward Fujimoto,Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.
    He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers... this especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat,high heat,and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body... instead,he recommends using glass,such as Corning Ware,Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating get the same results,only without the dioxin.

    So such things as TV dinners,instant ramen and soups,etc.,

    Should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper.
    It's just safer to use tempered glass,Corning Ware,etc.

    He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away
    from the foam containers to paper.The dioxin problem is one of the reasons....

    Also,he pointed out that plastic wrap,such as Saran,is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.As the food is nuked,the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

    Dear Brady,

    Today was Father's Day and we all celebrated you as a daddy and all the goodness you bring to our family. I do not think anyone really knows the love you have for all of us and how hard you work to make our lives better, especially for Landon and Brock. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

    There are days sometimes that I get mad at you when you are late getting home or are away on a business trip, but deep down I know you would rather be with us... I just MISS YOU when you are not here!! Know I LOVE YOU and that we wait everyday to hear the sound of the garage door opening so we can all run to you and give you hugs and kisses.

    Life is going by too fast and the kids are growing up before our eyes, but I am so happy that I have you as my husband and my kids have you as their father during this wonderful journey called life.

    We love you so much... Happy Father's Day :-)

    Jen, Landon, Brock, Doggie Brie & Puppy Sky

    Pillow Pet!!

    It's a pillow, It's a Pet, It's a Pillow Pet!!!! hahahaha... when I first saw the commercial on Sprout I was totally turned off by the idea of a stupid pillow that folds into a pet. Then Landon saw it and of course he HAD to have one, so for Christmas this year I got one for him, Brock and my niece Victoria.

    I have to say, they are actually super cute and really SOFT! Both Landon and Brock have slept on theirs every night since they got them, even when we travel they have to come with!! They are really easy to wash and feel like a regular pillow when flipped upside down... I am really happy that I got them, as they have been loved and used to the fullest! I would highly recommend them for a great gift for a child :-)


    Saturday, June 19, 2010

    My Beautiful Baby Boy

    There are days like today where I can not take my eyes off my beautiful baby Brock. He has the most heart warming smile and is always happy, loving and calm. I never thought in a MILLION years that I would have a blue eyed, blond haired, light complexion child being I am the complete opposite. When Landon was born, he was exactly what I always imagined my baby would look like and he really is a carbon copy of myself ;-)

    As Brock grew his first year he went from brown hair, dark complexion to red hair, reddish complexion to blond hair, light complexion. I just love to look into his bright blue eyes and comb through his brilliant blond hair because he has something that I never had and never will... he down right takes my breath away not just with his outer beauty, but with his inner beauty. He is TRULY a gift from God, as is Landon and I thank him everyday for the two children that were given to me and for their differences that I will cherish for the rest of my life :-)

    La Roux

    When I first heard La Roux song on the radio, Bulletproof, I automatically LOVED it!! It has this awesome 80's vibe and anyone who knows me, knows I love everything 80's :-) I was also pleasently surprised when I saw her and the video... so different... in a good way!! It is very refreshing to see a singer who looks naturally beautiful and not blonde hair, ditzy, scanky... you get the point ;-)


    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Confidence or Oblivious

    Today I met my sister and my adorable niece at the beach by my house. We had a lot of fun and I ended up just buying season passes so we can go there throughout the summer. It was pretty busy when we got there at 10:30... you have your typical SAHMs with a ton of kids at that time, so it works out really well for us.

    Something I noticed at the beach this time was the amount of mommies that were in bikinis... that should NOT have been probably sporting a two piece. My question is, are they confident of their bodies and they don't care if they are overweight or are they oblivious to how they look?? I know what it is like to have a couple kids and be hanging on to extra pounds... and that is why I DO NOT wear a bikini.

    I know a lot of moms who look AMAZING after having kids and can wear a bikini like a no other. It is just uncomfortable when you see those where it is not working for them... you don't want to think it and be mean, but you also don't want to have to look at it either.

    There is nothing wrong with the tanktini, I personally wear one and cover up my lingering baby belly fat and in fact I think it is more flattering on moms. I just feel bad that these moms may not know how they really look :-(

    True Blood

    It is my weakness... I am hooked on Showtime and HBO series!!! When the kids go to bed at night, I am popping in the DVDs and I am up sometimes until 2am because I can not stop watching them!

    My latest addiction is True Blood... it is really good and much different than the last three series I have watch. It is about vampires and has a little mystery to it along with a romantic storyline... if you like Twilight, then you will most likely enjoy this series... though, it is not as serious as Twilight.

    I am still on the first season, but as usual I am hooked!!

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Crock Pot Pizza

    This is hands down the best recipe that I have found and I make it all the time. Kids LOVE this stuff :-)

    1 box of Rigatoni Noodles
    2 jars of Spaghetti sauce (I usually only use 1 1/2 jars)
    1 lb of ground beef or turkey
    1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
    1 cup of pepperoni (cut in half or fours)
    1 tbsp garlic powder (I use Mrs. Dash Garlic)

    Ground meat in large skillet, once cooked add in 1 1/2 jars of spaghetti sauce, parmesan, pepperoni and garlic... cook together for about 5 min. Add cooked/drained noodles and mix well together. Add to crock pot and set in on low. Add cheese on top 5 min before serving.

    You can also just add it to a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for 30-40min and add cheese at end, uncovered for an additional 5 min.

    My Oldest Son

    Today was, well... a "hard day." Landon was very hard to deal with, which I know was partly because he has not been getting good sleep up at the cabin... but still, he was driving me crazy!!

    Everything that he did today started and ended with whining, crying, yelling and just plain naughtiness!! I had enough to deal with by keeping an eye on him running in and out of the cabin, on the dock, up on the hill and chasing the dog and then I had Brock to tend to, making meals, watching dogs, cleaning up after the tornado that is constantly going through... I just can not take his behavior anymore! At one point tonight after dinner we were playing in the sand and I said "10 more minutes before bed" and he looked at me and said he was going to throw his shovel at me!! WWWHHHHHAATTTTTT??? I grabbed him and dragged him to his room for a timeout. I hate having the mood so negative... it is not good for any of us, especially Brock who has to watch all the drama unfold in front of him.

    Who is this kid? He usually is my little sweetheart and helper... but, lately he has been making things so hard for me. I know it is just a phase and probably lack of sleep since we are so busy this summer.

    I do have to say that he came up to me tonight and gave me a hug and said I was a good mommy... that was very nice of him, but he was only trying to stay up later!!

    If this is how he is at 4, what is he going to be like at 14???

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    At the Cabin with My Boys

    I decided to take the boys up to my parent's cabin for the week since Landon has t-ball starting next week and it goes through the month of July. It is just me, the boys and dogs. I was a little nervous about coming up alone, but now that I am up here, I LOVE it!!! It is so quiet being here during the week and I feel like I do not have to keep up on cleaning like I do at home, so in a sense it is like a mini vacation!!

    Today it was raining pretty bad outside and the boys were getting super antsy, so I decided to take them to Zorbaz in Crosslake. I am so glad I took them there... they have a ton of arcades and it was empty, so they could run around and I did not have to worry about them disturbing anyone. They had fun and I had a tiny-little quiet moment while I ate and Brock and Landon were pretending to play a car racing game.

    We ended the day with fishing down at the dock. I caught a fish and Brie took a chunk out of the poor thing as I was pulling it out of the water. Brock had fun watching us fish and Landon whined the whole time because of... well, just about everything!

    Happy the night has come to an end and I am looking forward to a sunny day tomorrow with a high of 80 degrees :-)

    Where Have I Been?????

    It has been WAY too long since I last wrote, but now I am ready to get back to it!!

    It has been a long 6 weeks with our new puppy, Sky. It was like bringing home a new baby. I was tired, frustrated and even felt like giving up most days. He was running me down and needed my attention all day. It was really hard, especially when I needed to take care of Landon and Brock too. I swear, I was taking him outside every 20 min and we would get inside and he would pee right on the floor!! Every night I thought to myself, "Can I do this? Will he ever be trained?"

    I decided that I was going to give it my ALL and I was going to get this dog trained... because I loved him and Brady and the kids loved him... it was up to me to follow through with what I had promised when we bought him; to give him a wonderful life with our family and that meant getting him to the point where we could enjoy him.

    He is now 14 weeks old and I am happy to say that he is pretty much 100% house trained and is sleeping through the night (without needing a midnight potty time). He is able to run around the main level of the house freely and I know he is not going to have an accident. When he needs to go, he runs to the door and sits by it. All the time and energy I put into him has paid off and I am happy I did not give up on him. Puppies are like kids; put love, attention and hard work into them and in return they will love you forever :-)

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