Showing posts with label Sisterly Conversations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sisterly Conversations. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bachelorette Week 6

Croatia watch out.
Doug seems to be growing distant to I'm already worry about him!
Travis is first up for the one on one date. The setting is beautiful, doing alittle street walking and I lOVE how they just in the street started dancing. Not every man would do that.

During their date the touch back on the "guys"...oh Ryan....I have a feeling about you...latrely all the previous bachelors/bachelorettes have been picking the wrongs one at the end. Too bad he wasnt SO cute! OHHH did anyone else think that the white tight tank top he was wearing during the "guy" talk made him look alittle he had boobs! Baaahahahaha!
Drumroll date card is here...who ever is NOT on the card has the 2nd one on one...aaaaand its RYAN with the "win"

Back to Travis' date. So far I dont see the romance side. Then she grabs the rose...i am feeling like shes sending him home...holding my breathe here......and she did, the right choice though, but I really hope this was able to help him open up and now he's ready to find someone else. His tears were the first tears I feel were genuine and honest. Sorry Travis.

Onto the group date and I'm already worrying about Doug just based on the commercials. LOL....the guys arrive and 4 out of the 6 guys are wearing plaid shirts....matchy matchy..did you think they planed that! Hahahahaaa! After watching the movie "Brave" the guys will be competing in their own highland kilts! LOL! First of all I love how they like to embarrass the guys just like how they like to get the girls on the Bachelor into bikinis. And I'm sorry....who rides donkeys into battle....REALLY! Croatia I'm thinking you didnt win too many battles! I'm really liking Chris more and more! He's so cute! Arie for being/looking a little like a weekling did very well I thought in the highland games! Doug is RIPPED thats for sure! I agree with Emily...Sean looked pretty good....and he broke his log! LOL! Poor Chris, dont be a poor sport, doesn't mean your going home...AND look you WON the bravest cup of all! See good guys dont finish last! Jef, Arie, Sean and Chris are definatly standing out more and more. Now they are having the romantic setting of the group date and Arie steals the show....OH Arie....your so totally planned that kiss against the wall perfectly! Any woman right now is swooning over that! And Chris gets the group date rose....I feel more and more that he is kinda super shy which is kinda really cute! He doesn't know he has the looks and I love that. Not like Ryan....Ryan is oh so ugh....all the "Ryanessence" your shoving down my throat I wanna gag Ryan. GET OVER YOURSELF! Can he please just go home date needed...but here we go one on one date with Ryan....
Ryan looks like he's going on his date in pj's...oooook! LOVED how the guys were totally bashing him after he left! SO FUNNY! I don't think Ryan is pulling a one over on Emily...she knows who he is but he can also be very sweet...but maybe he is just THAT good. But I go back and forth hourly too on him Emily....or minutly. He is so gentlemanly can you not appriciate that! OOOhhhh no here comes the paper out from Ryan...last time he did this was a 7 page love letter for her that NEVER's the he going looks like it....she's not giving him the rose but he's fighting for its getting pitiful....just go home...your making it so much worse Ryan....

OH NO....commercial break at the WRONG, WORST, HORRIBLE MOMENT..... shes gonna give it to him i can feel it...bahhhhhhh! Why would they show the guys talking about him, well at least I think it was him, when if he doesn't go home there would be no need to show that.....AHHHH its back on...

And Ladies Ryan GOES HOME!!!!! Ya, Ryan your a "loser"...come on really dude? Also was crakin up on the fact that Ryan thinks the guys back at the hotel will miss him and he'll see them they love him and back at the hotel they are celebrating that the a-hole is gone! LMAO!

Arie sneaks out and gets an intimate chance to hang out with Emily and chat and kiss in her bed...thinking he'll be going to the #2. I think i may have been wrong about him. He's so sweet!

Rose Ceremony is here and I have a feeling that Doug will go home cause John really pulled something out of a bag or should I saw wallet (lol) and brought me to tears. Poor Doug...get some Ryan in you and get alittle cocky and confidant and make some MOVES! Dammit why didn't you just GRAB her and KISS her Doug... sorry man...your going home. :( Oh man...him missing his son is so heart wrenching too...breaks my heart. BUT Doug if you do go home I want to see you be the next Bachelor!!! You deserve LOVE! Commercial break is here and I'm thinking she wont give out last rose and that will mean Doug and John (i think) will both be going home and then that automatically brings it to 4 men! Things could move fast! Oh by the way her dress is gorgeous! I want it!!! extra ROSE!!!! I was happily wrong!
LOVE you Emily! They all stay! Doug you better get it together man!
And we're off to Progue. Next week on the Bachelorette....It almost looks like every or alot of the guys get a one on one but I doubt it. John seems to get alittle more cozy, Chris feels he made a wrong move or said something...he seems to think it may affect her decision differently at the rose ceremony enough that he asks to take her aside and talk with her....I think he really already loves her alot. ARIE, ARIE, ARIE....just when you were growing on me and I said you'd be final 2 there's something that comes up with a previous relationship with one of the shows producers....hmmmm....its a small world or maybe it's a planned thing to get more attention to the is the really big drama we've been waiting for! Sorry this point in time I think she's head over heels for you but you may be going home....shaddy isn't the way to be. LOL.
Can't wait for next week already~
Bree and J

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alittle more LOVE

I was catching up on a few of my "summer" shows and the end of an episode of "America's Got Talent" completely blew me away and brought me to tears. 
Not only was this an amazing performance but an amazing moment for this contestant as well. It made me think back to a few people I didn't know but knew of going through high school and it made me feel sad. 
Sad that we can judge so early and so terribly. 
We as people all judge...especially us parents. Driving into Seattle I lock the car doors because the people around me I'm judging to be bad. This is all by looks. I don't know these people. But I will still to this day do the same thing because I'm a parent and I now worry about my children over myself. 
But because I am a parent I will make sure my children don't judge someone terribly this young man was and is. We are all different, individuals, with unique tastes and likes. Whats interests me doesn't necessarily interest you. That's what makes us individuals. I feel very sad because I've seen young people like this boy being teased and judged. It makes me feel sad because it's wrong and hurtful and uncalled for.
 I think we all need to give and show alittle more LOVE. 
As parents it starts with us and I hope that everyone can agree. 

This is absolutely beautiful and takes my breathe away....enjoy...

To watch any of "America's Got Talent" episode or this one in it's entirety follow the link to America's Got Talent.

All we need is LOVE~
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Everything Happens for a Reason....RIGHT?

I'm a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. But sometimes it's hard to see why or what the purpose is while your in that moment. I had asked on my personal facebook page "Everything happens for a reason....RIGHT?" and this was one of the responses that I got.
I'm not religious, I think I think like most...where I'd really like to believe in the happy things-that we'll go to heaven and I'll see my loved ones and children someday-but I also have a very hard time believing in the other things that are alittle drastic.....and it also just sometimes seems hard to just trust or believe these things. ANYWHO....we wont GO there. LOL! But I do find this to ring true in a way that even though things may be happening here....they equal themselves out for someone else or somewhere else. We'll just see what this reason shall be....don't think it will present itself any time soon...but there's a reason for everything even though sometimes you don't think there really is.

"Ecclesiastes 3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace."

Looking for my reason~
Bree and J

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Bachelorette, My top 4 picks

ABC's "The Bachelorette" aired two weeks ago and I finally have my top 4 bachelors. The top four are the ones who normally get to take Emily to meet their family. I really like this seasons Bachelorette because she has been through so much in her life that she does really deserve to be happy and in love. Even though I'm not sure a highly televised love has really ever "worked out" beyond what I can count on one hand. BUT lets all hope for Emily's sake and her daughters that Emily will find LOVE!

Don't watch?? Don't worry you can watch the latest episode on ABC's website, you've only missed two so far so it wont be hard to catch up! 
Go to to catch up on episodes, watch video clips and more! Watch on ABC every Mondays 8:00, 7c.

The Bachelorette
Emily Maynard

 26, Single Mom, Charlotte, NC, follow this link to view Emily's Bio.

(My top 4 picks, in no particular order)

Bachelor Chris

 25, Cooperate Sales Director, Bartlett, IL, follow this link to view Chris's Bio.

Who are your top 3 favorite groups/artists & why?

Rascal Faltts – Their music seriously gives me goose bumps

Zac Brown Band – Awesome chilling music
Johnny Cash – Rebellious 

Why I like Chris? Emily had an instant attraction to him, not that attracting is the only thing, but he seems very genuine and she seems like she's not going to send him anywhere anytime soon. He'll have an individual date next week so I am very excited to see how that goes and to see if he goes home or sticks around.

Bachelor Jef

 27, Entrepreneur, St. George, UT, follow this link to view Jef's Bio.

Do you prefer "hot spot" type clubs or low-key bars and why?

Low key I like to talk

Why do I like Jef? He's corky and fun and just really low key, down to earth. He has a way about him that you just KNOW hes a good guy. You look at him and get a different idea but after you watch him and watch his bio on first episode you change your mind and I bet everyone will be rooting for him.

Bachelor Doug

33, Charity Director/Realtor, Seattle, WA, follow this link to view  Doug's Bio.

If you wanted to impress a woman what would you do and why?

Be there very time they needed me so that they know I was dependable. Not enough guys know how to take care of people anymore.

Why I like Doug? He's a single dad with full custody of his son, he's local, and just good ol' boy feeling about him. He could easily fit into the father role for Emily's daughter and they'd make cute babies...which Emily wants many of them. LOL. He also received the first impression rose by giving Emily a letter from his son to read. Usually the first impression rose winner sticks around till the very end couple guys and recently most of the the last two contestants. I also don't think that he's wanting the "spotlight". GOOOOOO Doug!

Bachelor Ryan

 31, Pro Sports Trainer, Augusta, GA, follow this link to view Ryan's Bio.

What is your greatest regret?

Not stick up and fighting for my brother when we were young. It never happened again. 

Why I like Ryan? He seems VERY a gentleman, but I don't have that absolute feeling that it would stick around FOREVER or that that really how he is ALL the time. But I still think he's a great guy. I also had alittle hesitation after watching this last episode when he went on the first individual date, he seemed out of his element or that he wasn't "into" it but after watching how truly happy and "falling in love look" he had for Emily when he watched her bring her daughter's soccer team snacks I now just think he was uncomfortable being thrown into the "DAD" roll but remembering him working with kids at his sports center I feel he'd be great at it. 

A close pick:
Bachelor Arie

Who I was kind of routing for but changed my mind was Arie. He really seemed to hit it off with Emily and they'll be going on an individual date next week so I'm curious to see but I just don't think he'd be the best fit for a father role in Emily's life. He lives and races in the Netherlands, Emily wants to stay where she is. I also read his bio questions and that changed my mind, I think he's more the age of a 20 year old not a 30 year old. i like you Arie...sorry. I have a fear he'll go far in the show but I really hope he goes home before the end or before my top 4 do. Sorry need to find you a single lady that's a thrill seeker too! :)
 30, Race Car Driver, Nether;ands, follow this link to view  Arie's Bio

What's your best date memory?

When we took my motorcycle and rode to the park for a picnic. After we rode to the lake and went cliff jumping, it was an awesome day.

What is your motto?

Drive fast take chances.

Click here to view all bios of all the contestants.

View my newest Bachelorette Update by following this link, Bachelorette Catchup. (I was unable to watch 3 episodes so it's my take on all three...Bachelorette Marathon anyone?? LOL)

May the BEST gentleman win~
Bree and J

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Know this Flower??

I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day and this flower was included...well I'm not sure it's actually considered a flower.....
.....does anyone know what this is?? I would really love to plant it!
 The stalk of flower/shrub is very hardy looking and reminds me somewhat of how rhubarb looks.  

Anyways I figured I would ask my blogger friends to see if anyone knew what this was! If I cant figure it out before it dies I'll probably bring it in somewhere and ask the "professionals" LOL!
 It's just so cool looking!
Comment below if you know please!

Need some Flower Power~
Bree and J

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Sisterly Conversation: Helmets and Kids

"Kid's wear helmets on they need to on scooters?"
 (scooters as in the self propelled ones, razor ones)

I have a son who is 5 and I think that helmets should be worn on any 'wheeled' contraption. Unless they are riding in the yard. If they go out on the sidewalks or streets, whether it's a coldesack or dead end road, a helmet is a must. It's our responsibility to ensure the safety of our kids and teach them the rules and safety of life.
 I see and have heard alot of people let there kids ride a scooter without a helmet and I just am curious as to why? Just wanna understand the thinking. But i dont think people want to post their whys cause after seeing comment after comment they may see that they were wrong. Safety first!
Absolutely YES. kids ride their scooters fast. If they fall or go into the road and a car hits them they can suffer severe trauma to the head. I was in six grade when a girl fell of her bike, I don't think she was wearing a helmet. A car hit her and she died of trauma to the head. She was younger than I. In my opinion its very irresponsible for a parent not to make their child wear one. Wearing one with the straps undone is pointless but that is a given. Some kids take their scooters to the ramps as well. Can be as dangerous as any other form of wheels.
 Forgot to add-My children will wear one ANY time the get on anything including in the yard. And I think the little girl that died did have a helmet and it wasn't strapped. :(
a scooter in the yard I would not make my kids wear a helmet a bike yes cause they are up so high and scooter in the yard is doing just that scooting very slowly. Now the only reason I make my kids use a helmet on a scooter on the sidewalk is I don't trust other drivers, my kids do not go fast on them what so ever and if they fall the fall is what 2 inches any way always on a bike. I also want to add that you need to never let your kid wear on anywhere but on a bike alittle girl died once hanging herself with her helmet while playing after getting off her bike.
Katie, they have also with the strings on their sweatshirts/coat. My daughter is 5. I don't put necklaces on her for that reason. If they are trying to skooch along on their scooter in the grass then the helmit is not mandatory. I'm not sure how far they would go, LOL. 
I think everyone wants their kids to be safe and you can even create a "too safe its dangerous" environment. I have seen many a times with some of my close friends where they do not make their kids wear helmets on their scooters, even around your secluded house you never know what could happen. I don't even trust my kids to go helmetless in the yard (while on something, not running around)...I have watched a child fall while messing around, doing stunts with his scooter, hit his head a on a rock(a rock so timy you couldn't see it above the grass) and had to be ambulanced away. I also don't understand when parents think there is an age limit to wearing a helmet and once their kid is old enough or can ride well enough they don't have to wear their helmet anymore. The one kicker for me is when i see a family out riding and the kids are wearing helmets but the parent is not....tell me...what would happen if that parent fell and hit their head and now what are the kids to do....most the time their young kids. Set an EXAMPLE!  Ya, can say well if your thinking so critically anything could happen, he could get hit by a car, you will never know but why not take extra precautions that are proven and tested to be FACT to avoid a severe or sometimes fatal accident. BUT I am alittle crazy about keeping my kids safe.....LOL.... DON'T EVEN get me started on CARSEATS! Thats for another conversation! LOL! 
I have my kids wear a helmet out in the world as well. My kids are so clumsy, they'd probably should be wearing them just walking lol. I even had my daughter in a helmet with her trike. I don't make my nephew wear one with the same trike because its a really good and stable one. You'd have to be trying to tip it over to get it to actually tip over. But I don't let him ride it out on the sidewalk. If we are out with the girls on their bikes, he's usually inn his construction wagon.

Safety First~
Bree and Jessi

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Sisterly Conversation...

"What age should your children not see you naked anymore?"

I know there are ALOT of variables....
Genders, Beliefs, How you were raised, number of kids, etc....
We asked this question on facebook and below are the responses we received.

Personally I feel that the age cut off should be between 4 and 5...depending on child/gender. I have 2 boys, 4 1/2 & 2, and a baby girl, 10 months. My oldest son at the age of 4 seemed very intersted in what was what on our bodies. It was then that i started to tell him that mommy needed her privacy while changing because I was a girl and he was a boy. He will still barge in and I try not to make a HUGE fuss about it because I feel it will just draw more atttention to it and he'll want to look even more. When I get in the shower i fore warn him so he wont barge in...we only have one bathroom so if he needs to go potty before I get in I give him that chance. The only thing that gets int he way is I have more children besides just him. So if I changing or "indecent" in some way and immediate attention calls to me I run out to where I'm needed sometimes half naked with him right there. In this aspect it can be very difficult to keep our "privacy".
My husband on the other hand will still take the boys into the shower with him if needed but with them being all boys we dont see this as much of problem as the opposite gender. Will will probably stop this by the age of 5. Bradley can basically take a shower by himself now with minimal help with soap, by the age of 5 he should be pretty self sufficuiant in the shower. 
We also have started to tell the boy's what private areas are called. Calling the area where underwear covers your "privacy's" while using the correct termonlogy for the specifics. This has been quiet  interesting. Bradley will use the word penis on a daily basis...."I almost hit my PEEEENIS!" or "mommy Braeden is playing with his penis...eeeeww" I try my hardest to dont fuss or make a big deal over the free use of the word throughout the matter HOW EMBARRASSING but for my boys if I make a big deal about something the more they want to do it/say it! The WORST one was when I had to not laugh my butt off when Bradley began making up a song including the word vagina but switching the V for an F..."FFFFFFAgiiiiiiina FFFFFFAgiiiiiiina...." It's in these moments that all I can do is hold it together and laugh behind closed doors!
We have also dicussed with Bradley that we don't show, look or touch anyone elses "privacy's" which has not been a problem but I'm sure it will come up so we are hoping to be ahead of THAT one! ANd hopfully we wont get any angry mommy or DADDY's coming to our door step cause Bradley decided to flash their little girl. IT HAPPENS!

I would say probably school age for the opposite sex. Evie will be 5 in July. She doesn't really see my husband naked now. At least not on purpose lol. I'm ok with her seeing me forever.
We are a underwear and t shirt around the house in the morning kind of family. Our curtains are closed don't worry lol. But for girls seeing girls and boys seeing boys I don't feel it's a big deal...I mean don't be STARING or anything! I've seen most of the girls in my family naked.
We would never be naked around other people or their kids though either....don't want you to think we are hosting a nudist colony or something! Yaaa....everyone come on over! LOL!  We are a family of three, just Evie. When Jack and Ally first started coming over, Jack was still in diapers so the girls were interested in seeing him during changes.  I let them see a little until they got too giggly and then had to explain needing privacy in the bathroom.  Mostly they give each  private time in the bathroom.  If they are all in there, they usually are getting in trouble.  We call the private areas "Privates".  We talk about how swimsuits cover your "privates" and nobody should be looking or touching those places. Also, we say "boobies" instead of breasts.

Other answers from other mom's:

I am a mom of four, 3 boys and 1 girl. I do believe once they turn 3 or 4 it is time for privacy. When you teach them how to wash themselves and you notice them looking at you and noticing a difference. That's when they leave the "baby stage" and grow to be toddlers. I don't think a toddler should see their parents naked anymore.

About 2 years old. Once they start being overly interested we stop. Once they are past the baby stage and start asking questions we answer them with age acceptable answers and cover up. We have 4 kids 6, 4, 2 and 10 months. 3 boys and one girl.

Well depends boys with moms I say 3 or 4 boys with dads 7 or 8. Girls with moms well mine still see me they barge right in and girls with dads I think our girls where around 5 but I would say again 3 or 4.

Mine for my son Zach it was about 4 because he started staring at me weird. Naomi was 4 also cuz she started staring lol I actually don't even let them see me in my undies anymore either. I figure if they are noticing different parts its time ti cover up so if I'm private about my body they will treat theirs the same :)  Kids are now 7 &5.

My girls are 5 1/2 & 3 1/2.Since I have both girls, they can see me naked whenever, doesn't matter how old they are (vise versa for boys). As for the girls with their dad, he is modest. Once they started noticing parts is when he kept private when dressing, showering, etc. When they were a lot younger he would cover himself as well when they looked. That is what he felt most comfortable with. We teach the girls to be modest. In the world we live in today we feel it is better to teach modesty. With the same sex (child to parent) it is important for the child to learn about themselves. They are curious, that is completely normal. My girls ask my why my breasts are big and theirs are small. I tell them when a mommy has children that God will put milk in them for the babies so that they can eat. My daughters also believe that God puts the baby into mommies to grow. When baby is done growing God takes baby out and gives it to mommy and daddy.

I would say around 4 or 5 for boys. But by 4 my boys never saw me nude from the waist down. They do still see me in underwear and a tshirt (we all sleep that way so it's nothing different). Kailey will probably be around the same age for seeing me completely naked. None of my children see my husband naked. Although James has watched him pee standing up so he can learn how to be a big boy. Hope this helps!

Around 5ish I started telling Rylan I needed privacy when I was in the shower and whatnot. He's almost 7 now and won't stare or anything but we don't make a huge fuss either. He understands the need for privacy and wants privacy himself too. But I'm really pretty relaxed about it. I mean, there are times I have to change or shower and I have kids all over the place that need supervision so it is what it is. The twins still shower with me occasionally (they're 2.5)I never cover up when breast feeding either. The kids know what I'm doing and I don't see any problem with them knowing about it. I only cover up if they have friends over.

Some.....interesting moments for a laugh:

Bradley-"where does my pee come from...what does it dome out of?"
Me-"...that would be called...your penis..."
Bradley-"a (teeheehee) PEE- NAS....(teeheehee) thats a silly word...Pee comes out of my penis! Pee comes out of my penis!"

While in the shower with their daddy (i heard this all while rolling on the floor with laughter)
Braeden-"whats that?" 
Bradley-" that POOP?"
Brock-" testicles...."
Braeden-"Tesicows?" (teeeheheehhe)
Bradley-" NO Braeden...TEST-STIC-CALS Braeden....say it with me....Test...Tic....Cals...."

And the WORST one of all...right before Bradley was 4 and we knew it was "time"
Bradley walked in while I was going potty
Bradley-"Mommy...why do you have a butt privacy?"
........HOW do you answer THAT one????........
Once Evie asked her Dad if she could watch him pee because she wanted to see the "dirty bubbles". She doesn't get to be in the bathroom with him anymore lol.

From Tara:
When your daughter tells your husband in the shower "ooooo dad, I like your tail" and gives it a tap....that would be age 3....true story!

From Patti:
When you boobs have gone south with your face and ankles are swollen... etc...

Hope this answers some your"privacy's" questions~
Bree and J
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

March of Dimes

Pregnancy, Baby, Prematurity, Birth Defects

Prematurity Campaign

  • In the United States, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely.
  • Worldwide, 13 million babies are born too soon each year.
  • We’re working to address the crisis at home and abroad.

The serious problem of premature birth

Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern.

Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.

The Prematurity Campaign
In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. We’re funding lifesaving research and speaking out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. Worldwide, 13 million babies are born prematurely each year. In 2008, we expanded the campaignglobally.

Healthy Babies are Worth the WaitThe Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® program focuses on preventing preventable preterm birth. This new collaborative model is already showing signs of success. A new Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait™ education campaign began in 2011 to educate women with healthy pregnancies about the importance of waiting at least 39 weeks to give birth.

Prematurity Awareness MonthNovember is Prematurity Awareness Month® and when the March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on premature birth. The awareness month kicks off on November 1 with the release of the 2011 Premature Birth Report Card. November 17 marks World Prematurity Day, and the March of Dimes and our partner organizations worldwide are asking everyone to help spread the world on the serious problem of premature birth.

Our Nephew Lincy Log........
so lucky to have him here with us today!
 He is a little MIRACLE!

What Can YOU Do??


Support moms and babies 

People like you have helped moms and babies for years--through the polio years to helping to find the answers to premature birth. You help fund the research that will get us closer to stronger, healthier babies. Your generosity helps pay for printed materials to be distributed to moms in your community. Your commitment helps give moms and babies the health care coverage they need. Your gift comforts families with babies in the newborn intensive care.
Our success and breakthroughs continue because of you. You give hope to moms and babies everywhere.

~March For Babies (walk)

March of Dimes-March For Babies Website

Walk March For Babies, Seattle, Wa 

May 5th, 2012
Greater Puget Sound
Seattle Center-Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St Seattle, Wa 98109

Walk Distance: 3.1 miles
Registration Time: 8:00am
Walk Time: 9:00am
Phone: (206) 624-1373
Sign Up Now

Walk March For Babies, Tacoma, Wa

May 12, 2012
Pierce County
Wilson High School
1202 N Orchard St Tacoma, Wa 98406

Walk Distance: 3.5 miles
Registration Time: 8:00 am
Start Time: 9:00 am
Phone: (253) 752-9255
Sign Up Now

Who LOVES babies~
Bree and J
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Zaycon Foods

Zaycon Foods is fast, convenient, fresh, and affordable way to purchase BULK meats, fruits and more. When i say BULK I mean BULK...their last chicken sales event the MINIMUM you could buy was 40lbs...but buying in such a large quantity is well worth your dollar! Just hope you have room in you freezer...for us we have an extra.

The company is privately owned and based in the state of Washington. They sell only what they would eat themselves providing high quality, healthy food. Founded in 2009 they pride themselves on :
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • "No Sacred Chickens" (a tongue-in-cheek phrase for how they handle and deal with issues)
While only focusing on the commonly consumed food items such as fresh meats like chicken, beef, turkey, pork and fish they are able to deliver products direct from the farm/processor...the products are as fresh as if you had your own farm!

I have personally yet to try them...I missed out on the chicken sale event but when the next one comes around I will be looking forward to it! It is my understanding that this is how it works:
  • you sign up, select your location, and choose/purchase your item
  • the day of event/sale/pick up (this is usually one day and during select hours, you see this before purchase) you show up, they load, you drive away without even having to get out of your car
  • go home, freezer pack, cook and enjoy!

For more information follow these links:

Upcoming Event Details:

Maple Valley, WA True Cod, 93/7 Ground Beef, All Beef Hot Dogs and German Sausage
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Generational Hope Christian
26040 Southeast 216th St.
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Our savings events often sell out quickly. Remember, you may order until the cut-off date, or until the product is sold out.
Please add to your "safe senders" list to ensure that you continue to receive email notification from Zaycon Foods.


Orders must be placed by Sunday, May 13, 2012 and payment must be received by Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Fresh Ground Beef, Lean (93/7) - 40 lbs
A 40 lb case containing 4 tubes of fine grind lean 93/7 ground beef. This product is LFTB free. Weight is approximate, meaning not all cases are exactly 40 lbs. If, upon delivery, your case is not 40 lbs, you will receive a credit to your Zaycon Foods account.
Each unit contains 40 lbs







How many units would you like to order?

0 X $131.60 = $0.00

Premium all BEEF Hot Dogs
These ALL BEEF PREMIUM HOT DOGS are made with beef sirloin trimmings - There are 50 per 10 lb case.
Each unit contains 10 lbs







How many units would you like to order?

0 X $29.90 = $0.00

Frozen Alaskan True Cod Fillets
Each unit contains 20 lbs







How many units would you like to order?

0 X $105.80 = $0.00

German Sausage
pork & beef with spices
Each unit contains 10 lbs







How many units would you like to order?

0 X $29.90 = $0.00


"I really like the chicken breasts we received. First, they are a great size. Chopped up, two chicken breasts can make a meal that lasts us 2 days. And they have a wonderful fresh taste to them. We originally received the chicken fresh so I had to freeze the remaining portions that I wasn’t going to use immediately. After being frozen for a couple of weeks, the chicken still has that fresh taste just like the ones I used right after receiving them."

"I am so excited to see what else that Zaycon might be bringing to my area the next time that they are around. I love how they do it. They plan events for different areas in the US and if you are registered with them you will be notified about an event near you. They bring the truck out and pick up your fresh items from them. I know what you are thinking, "oh so they are like the Schwan's man". My answer to you is "NOT AT ALL". This is fresh, top quality product that is based on the region and the season. They may be having a peaches and chicken event and the next time they come to your area it might just be wonderful smoky bacon!!!! The products do come by the case, and if you are now thinking "well that is too much for my family", then you could split a case with a friend or neighbor. Honestly we are a family of 3 and buying things by the case is great and keeps my monthly grocery budget down as well as allows me to plan ahead with my meals."

"I went down to my local pick-up location which was about 20 minutes from my home, not too bad of a commute. When I arrived everything was very well organized and ran quickly and easily. You stay in your car the whole time and are “checked-in” and given a card that indicates how many units you purchased. You then continue down 30 feet ahead to the back of the truck and trade your unit card over for your purchase. This system worked so well that there was no confusion and I was in and out in less than 10 minutes!"

Gotta Feed the Family~
Bree and J
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