One Family's Journey through " Trials, Triump's & The Teen Years"...

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Lots going on here....

Let first me start by saying " Hello" to all of you that come in and see whats happening in the Allen Household....
This is such a crazy time for us, w/ wrapping up end of the year homeschooling stuff, getting ready for summer camps and all of the busyness that summer brings into our already hectic schedule. Also, my term with the MOMS Club is coming to an end in June.
We have 4 family trips planned, Kaits big 14th birthday, some great are friends headed here next week, & this is just April!!
We will soon have some transitional things happening around here as well...For instance, as you all know, my mother and sister have joined our family & have now been with us for 2 months. I have just received news that they are planning to return to N.M. While I am sad, I know that God has a Divine plan, & He doesn't always agree with me about how I think things should happen, so once again He has shown me that He is in control and not me in my "Infinite Wisdom" (thank goodness) . I will miss them dearly, but I know that they came for a season and I just have to believe that they received here what they were meant to, and pray that they go back a sew some Godly seeds.
God really is so good to us however none of us are immune to drought. We have seemingly been under a spiritual attack in our finances ... There a few things don't warrant mentioning, however one got us right where we hurt...
We had our septic system pump freeze during the ... well, the freeze. So it filled up after the rains . We had it all pumped out last week and then a few day later the alarm went off again. We called them back out and were told that a wall of the tank fell in due to it swelling w/ all the water, so now we have to replace it. The price will fall somewhere around $6, 000......... My initial reaction??................
WHYYYYYY LORD WHYYY???
then once I woke up and Chris put a wet towel on my forehead I began to hear the Lord whisper, "Is this to big for Me"?? & " Have I ever forsaken you"??? .." "No Lord, you have never" So now we are waiting on the Lord ( and an also estimate from our homeowners Insurance!!!)
To be continued.........

* A Trip to Mexico w/ 4 of your girlfriends ... $600.00
*Having a full house and the septic system breakdown... $6000.00
* Having your mother & sister move in with your family ....... Priceless

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Im doing it!!!!

Hello Friends and Family!!!

well, actually I'm doing alot....

Today Kait and I have started on Weight Watchers (she just wants to eat healthier, I want to loose the equivalent of a 10 year old child's weight) .....So now I don't just have to figure out what to fix for the other 6, I have to figure out what I'm eating 6 times a day, and then find her meal stuff too. Did I mention she is about to be 14...(DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS????) .... Then I listen to them all complain about what I have made ( except Dear sweet Chris, he learned very early on that if he didn't like it, then he could just make it himself next time... Worked like a charm "On him" the others would just as well make, & then eat up everything in the place!!) There are times when I will look around without Chris seeing me and he will have what looks to be a grimace on his face , but as soon as he sees me, its a Big ~ole~Smile & a Nod. Goodness knows, I love that man!!

.... How in the world do people that cant cry out to God do it????

Remember the house I talked about back in "Im done hook line and sinker"?? Well, we have found a home in that neighborhood that we might be very well buying. It is in a newly Developed & Desirable area that is really growing, just on the outskirts of town. We have over an acre here , so we really wanted a large lot, this one is just over 1/2 an acre ... We are now talking to the Mortgage Co. that we have used for the past 8 yrs to see whats what.. We are also working with Realtor and as many of you know, it is a long arduous process. It's really driven home what my father~in~law/ Husband/& one of my Closest Friends have been saying to me over and over... To get my Realtors Licence... I'm not sure when I would squeeze it in, but I know there is money to be made!!!

Today the alarms went off. You know, the ones that signal during a rain storm,that a cone shaped wind has been spotted.. What~is~that~called?? Ohhhhh, yeah a TORNADO!!!! And you can bet your sweet bippy that my kids were like " monkeys on crack" today after the Eldest Female in the house ( who shall remain nameless) was going from winder to winder giving a play by play about the impending darkness, & nearly swore that whatever it was "was headed right for us"! I finally had to have the girls leave the room where they were all watching the news, you would have thought I had grounded them from the phone... Faces long, on the verge of tears, and I realized why... Through all of that commotion, terror, fear , and cursing ( there wasnt any cursing, but it does sound dire doesnt it???) they were bonding with their Meemaw... Some peoples kids.... ☻

Till next time...

P.S.~~ K.S. I really hope "you know who" feels better soon, talk to you tomorrow...♥

Friday, April 20, 2007

Well, The Good Lord strikes again!!!

We are going to Collide Fest this June (its a concert where 30 of the hottest christian artists will preform for 3 days, there are speakers and you camp out) The tickets are somewhere around $9o? apiece, (we will also drive to Tx.) So we have been trying to budget it, knowing God would provide... (He has shown and daily shows us sooooo much favor) Well, Mom was listening to a local Christan station this morning, & was asked to call in w/in a few minutes to win tickets to the event.
I get a call whilst I'm waiting in line @ the post office this morning, & she very excitedly (screaming into the phone, while in the background the girls are running around like a, what is it , tribe of Indians!?!!) & proceeded to tell me that she has won 35 tickets (which includes camping) to the festival!!! So we are now taking 20? of our closest friends and family!!!
I'm serious, I am blown away.........God Is so Good!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I hear a ringing, & smell pee....

hello all of my loved ones!! Here I am once more at the computer after I have just put my beautiful ladies down for the night. Kait thought she had practice today, so after a long day off we run to the softball field. Not another team mate or coach in sight, notice I said "thought"?? So home we come. I had plans to go out with a friend of mine so I hurried home and off I run. (Thanks Kathy, I really had a great time... My hands have never felt better!! *There was a lady giving out hand massages at this local place that a friend of a friend owns here)
I have looked fwd to getting on here and be~boppin around but as I sit here reveling in the quietness of the night and the time I get to spend, I start to hear this high pitched shrill noise that is really subtle,somewhere in front of me, I turn off the speakers.... still shrieking..... I try like 10 different things.... still shrieking.... so in utter defeat, I slouch down... IT STOPPED!!! Sit up, shrieking........ slouch , stops!! Hmmm????

So as I'm slouching, I get a whiff of something and I'm fresh out of the shower (and no it isn't giege shes in bed...) it is pee, and I cannot for the life of me figure out where it is coming from. If any of you know me @ all you know that it simply isn't tolerable to have odoriferous waftings in my presents....I'm at a total loss trying to find out where it is. I look high and low sniffing all around me, cant find it ,
So I have a thought: I sit up........... still smell the pee... slouch.......still pee....
Just thought I would give it a try...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

May She (I) rest in Peace.....

Well, let me just start by saying" It wasn't my fault" .....
As I'm driving home, this fella down the street with a spray bottle and a cloth hanging out of his back pocket (you allll know the one) is slowly making his way from a neighbor's home towards our street , so I hurry in and close the garage. I remembered him from last year, he was here once again to sell me cleaning products, well actually just one ( its one of them 15 in one thingamabobs) So I proceed to go from room to room telling anyone that might hear the doorbell and answer it, that they were to (very nicely ) say that their mom/sister/daughter is simply not interested, no matter how unbelievable this product is ( which I knew was his schpiel from last year, "Its not simply incredible, its otherworldly" ect.....) so as I lay on my bed trying to pray this migraine away before we had to leave in the next 20 minutes (yes, you know right where I'm headed) here comes Chels, followed very closely by Syd, proclaiming very excitedly how awesome this stuff is and how this guy just cleaned of our ancient (their words) door knob and it now looks " Brand Spankin New" and they had the " I just know that that will make you jump right up and sprint to the door to purchase this "miracle concoction" look!!" To which I said "I'm sure its perfectly good, but "I DO~ NOT~ WANT~ IT"!! Well, that did it then, they must have decided right then and there that it was their Obligation, no, their very DUTY, to get me to see the light, because then they sent in the "Big Gun" ... MOM.. (who by the way was now on a First name basis with the fella, and knows all about his upbringing and kin, that we may, or may not be related to...) "Leah , your not going to believe this stuff, its this..... and the guy is so....... and its good for this......... and that and you should see what he said........" so at the end of that~~~~ I bought it.
We arrived home from church about an hour ago and the girls (whom by the way I forgot to ask that they let me very gently tell Chris) were going on and on about this most awesomus stuff and how we hadn't had the chance to use it yet, but that they were just certain that they saved me from making a "Huge Mistake" by not letting this stuff get away, to which he innocently asks" Oh, and how much was it honey?" then Syd ( GO oooooo D love her....) says" it was only

$70... (as I'm seeing it all happen so quickly, but I slow motion all at the same time... Ya know what I mean??) I'm like SYYYYYDDDDNEYYYYY, NOOOOOOOO.. But it was to late...
It has now been well over an hour and he has just now been able to walk away, shoulders slumped, head down, crept off into the bedroom realizing that, yes , it is in fact true... I spent $ 70 dollars on cleaning stuff, and I'm not even sure if it really works.... The one thing I do know for sure is" that vein, you know, the one just over his right eye, yeah, that one, it really does need to be looked at, and the sooner the better...Amen

Sunday, April 15, 2007

MY Required Read....

A WAIVER:

It is my Hope that any of you that read this realize that these are my own interpretations of reality & that I can in no way be held liable for the content being "Accurately depicted" on this blog. It is completely @ the discretion of my own creative depiction and I am in no way saying that any of my ramblings that are posted here is the "Truth and nothing but the Truth" .... In fact, I would say that 89 % of it is reality, and the rest is simply my "Version"of the truth.... In other words: I may at times stretch, shall we just say, reality, in order to interject humor into what might seem a "Not~ So~ Funny" happening.... Comprende?? Furthermore, If your reading to much into my bloggings, this might not be your cup~o~tea..... It is my hope however that you grab a drink (pop, tea, water, whatever you prefer) kick up your feet, come and hang out with me in "The day's of my Life". Please also be sure weather your my bff, our family, my ex , his lovely new wife, my girls nana , or just a passer by, to please post comments and let us know what you think of our little place here.... I hope to see you on the blog, ☻ L

Im done, hook line and sinker!!!

We went out and about today, down to Skiatook, across the dam, went out to the camping area by the lake then out to Sperry... You know, just crusin along checking out our beautiful surrounding areas that we hadn't yet seen. Then we came back towards town across HW 75 . As it turns out, they were having some open houses in a community that I will now refer to as
"Where we now live" (we don't yet, I'm just prophesying) We walked through 4 models, and Im telling you right now, one was stolen from my very dreams~Copper down spouts, peakes and all... I cant even describe the eerie feeling as I climbed through the window to unlock a door that was so very obviously mistakenly locked ( after all, there were ribbons and flyer's tied to the mail box, and strung from the garage to the street was infact flags eluding to the fact that indeed they were encouraging us to " Come on in" ...) So as I'm scurrying across the gynormous great room to let the rest of the family in, I let out a shrill scream alerting the rest of my clan to my utter sheer extaticism (emphasis mine) as I round the corner to see what shall now be deemed as " My master bedroom" and see the beautiful stacked rock fireplace.... As surely as I'm sitting here, Chris and I ( mostly me, and very seldom him) will speak of little else... Check back in the next few days and see my comments after I call tomorrow and ask to be "Shown" the models that the doors couldn't be pried open and locks picked with a hair pin or a credit card....☻

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Did I mention...

My sister and mother are living here for a bit. Today my dad came for a visit. It is really interesting to see them interact, I really cant explain it. Just that its hard to imagine them getting along well enough to have me.. Not to mention my two brothers. I would have liked to have seen it, I mean them, you know married and hanging out, laughing, talking, you know. I really cannot even fathom it. All I know is, one thing is for certain.........

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I dont know if I'm gonna make it...

I am on the Net looking at our credit reports....... I am feeling nautious. There are so many things on there that are innacurate, and trying to dispute them, is like trying to break into the IRS's accounting records. Its no wonder that things stay on your credit for over 50 years, no one can figure out how to dispute any of it. I am now in the process of printing the report off, and am on page 3 of 92......You know, it occurs to me that I can pay someone to do this for us, and if it wouldnt cost us 3000 dollars to do it, I would!!! Hey..... are any of you interested in writing a series of letters to the three credit reporting agencies for us, having them notorized and then asking for verification of reciept??? I will go out of my way to be nice to you and at some point may even offer to make you dinner??? If so please respond w/ in the next four hours, which is when I expect this report to be finished printing.....

Friday, April 6, 2007

Me and My Gang!!!


I smell somthing... It aint bacon!!


I have questions, soooo many questions..... Well, here I sit , just minding my own business when suddenly I get a wiff ... Ummm, I cant describe sactly what it smells like, but let me just say this, " Im no longer hungry..." So please, let me ask this question... " Why is it that you can take the dog out every 20 minutes, and as soon as you come in they " go"...??? When I get to ask questions one day , you know, up yonder, I wonder if that will be one I think about asking... I hafta write it down, otherwise I wont remember it. Thats another thing, when was it that my memory went? One day I'm just minding my own business , remembering things from like as far back as infancy, (ok, might not have been that far back....) and just like that~whamo, I cant even tell you where in the world my keys went to, or remember to get t.p @ the store when its the very thing that I went there for... I honestly think if my thirties are any indication, I am in deep doo~ doo in the next half of my life...Actually Chris and the girls are , cause I just know, I'm going to be the one in my 70's that wonders off , in the middle of the day in my slippers and bathrobe to check the mail and end up at down @ the neighbors swimming pool , naked with a bar of their soap and a wash rag, yelling for someone to bring me a towel. Needless to say, its scary in here (my head that is) This is a cry for help, and if your reading this, just say a little prayer for all of us. Tune in next time, maybe I'll have more questions ~Hugs.....☻

Thursday, April 5, 2007

No It Aint!!!

Well, as I sit here & look out of the window to my left, what do I see?? In the Month of April... You know, when birds are a singing, flowers a growing, sun is a shh.............. SNOW??? Yes , it is in fact SNOWING here in our Southern Sate of Oklahoma. Its so cold infact that our dog wont bark inorder to try to conserve her body heat ( if she aint barking, its serious!!)
Somthing my dear friends is at hand, and it occurs to me that somwhere towards the end of the little book that some of us live by (our daily bread) it refers to these types of things happening in our weather as a sign. I aint saying it is, I aint saying it isnt, but I am sayin its lookin mighty fishy...Thats all I'm sayin... You feelin me????

Well, that got me nowhere....

I guess the neighbors might be the type of parents that really dont think their kids are capable of shooting a gas line with a bee~ bee gun, and then covering it up by placing gift wrapping tape over the hole. If it were me I would be like "Ok, hand over the gun" then I would have them march their little butts over there to wash windows, fold some laundry, sweep the lawn , warsh the dog , somthing.

Days like these ( by that I mean, days where my kids are up walking around, all ho hum, taking 2 hours to have lunch, walking the dogs 15 times in the last 3 hours, putting fake nails on Peyton MY 5 YO, giving me an update on how Kait is doing on mowing the yard every 5 minutes, and bickering about whose toenail polish is pinker) makes me want to head right back off to MEXICO!!! Any Takers???

the sun is out, now its not...


But noooo, thats not stopping us!!! A dear sweet friend of ours loaned us their riding lawnmore. I had expressed that after our lunch date, I was on my way over to our local " If -you -need- it- no -matter- what- it- is-they-just-happen-to-have-it-store!!( we all shop there!!) to get a push mower for our just over 2 acre plot of land. And she tells me that they just happen to have a John Deer just sitting in their garage that we can have for as long as we want (they dont even use it). Its an older one, but I am really thrilled about it just the same... A God thing?? I think So!! YAY ME!! Actually Yay Kait, because she is the only one on the island voted old enough to take on our "pasture of ill repute". And boy is she cute bouncing around on it whilst listening to her ipod over hill and dale.. (thats her posing up there....) Thank you Kathy & Jarrett, & Kait thanks you too!! ♥

Well, around here we are now in preperation for our "Lord and Saviors emergence from the Tomb a few thousand years ago" ( we now refer to as Easter) and my inlaws are due to arrive sometime tomorrow, Peyton can hardly wait!!
I just had a knock on the door and as it turns out while Kait was mowing they smelled gas over by our meter, so I called the gas Co. He is now here and just told me that the tape "someone" put on the hole in our meter wasnt working. Tape, what TAPE??? I now know why our gass bill was over a third higher...
He also asked me if we had a bee bee gun?
Ill be back, I have a 12 yo neighbor boys parents I have to go and speak to......