Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas to Everyone I hope you are having such a great weekend as we are.

With Awesome PJ's to wear all day



Writing our "Thank You" Santa Letters



Made Santa some Gluten -Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cup Cookies
Recipe
1 Bag of already prepped Gluten-free Cookie Mix (found at Wholefoods)
2 full spoonfulls of Peanut Butter
tons of Reeses's Butter Cups
Heat over 350* take them out 5 minutes before they are finished cooking
make a small indention and let them cool
add the Reese's Butter Cup
and Waalaa~

After a whole day of fun, we put our cookies and chocolate milk for Santa - his letters under the Tree
Tracked him on NORAD
and closed our little eyes and fell asleep.

Although later that night at 2am they woke up to go pee, saw the presents and well had no choice but to stay up and open presents.


MERRY CHRISTMAS
From : Simmons Family

Enjoy this fun Video of our Day


Thankful for my family

I am very thankful for my family and friends.
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving :)

My Cowboy


My little "Z" is being the cutest cowboy, His name is Sheriff Woody and he gives out autograph.
I just got one and it said:
To Mommee from the Cowboeew

This week I ....

Shouldn't have drank,,,ummm drunk....drinken...hmmm ... (anyways) Starbucks 3x's this week


Bought this awesome hat

Finally put the kiddos Art Work for Display

Went to the Library
We watched non-stop episodes of "The last Airbender" (cartoons not movie but excited for the movie)

I have fun reading the words on my wall
Really need to clean this corner of my room
the only messiest part of the room
as you can see this week I had coke, coffee, wine, water and a lemonade
This little one also needs to clean his corner
Should have cooked meals this week instead of fast food is the easy way.

Have a great weekend!

Woe Is My Toe

So for like 6 months I've had this annoying Ingrown ToeNail that was gradually getting worse because I was to scared to take care of it.  It got to the point to where I couldn't walk anymore especially after my hard past two weeks of 6am-10pm hours. Thanks to an embarrasing episode between Dr. My Boss and a wonderful Podiatrist who came in with his wife..I was able to take care of my little Problem. What a wonderful Doctor and my compliments to the staff ..so NICE... Thank you Dr. Lund you saved my toe..but now I'm in post - procedure pain LOL!

Spring Break--

This week has been quite the week.. The Doctor's who I work for decided to go on Spring Break for this next two weeks. So all this week I have been working from 6am-10pm ALMOST everyday this past week and everyday this upcoming week..needles to say I'm tired , No..No..scratch that I'm Dead! But Monday's I get off..so on that day I'm SLEEPING ALL DAY. I have not been able to even go to church because I'm dead..the kids have been begging to go (BAD ME! :(

So Update on this Week..I'ts been a while since I've Blogged (shame on me also)

We Made cookies



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We packed because we are in the process of finding a home and I hate waiting to pack at the last minute.



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We have been Selling Cookies!



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Among Other things

IT SNOWED AGAIN IN TEXAS..yay!
although not everyone was excited (urhumm Zeth)

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That's pretty much it ...Hope ya'll had a wonderful Spring Break and Happy Sunday

HoweverWhenever I can't get my Spiritual Rejuvination thru Church I always go my Scriptures and good old  LDS website to get inspired ..Unfortunetly people in the Medical Field don't get much flexibility with their time..especially Single mother's Love ya'll


Here's a fav video of mine --Hope and Faith and Prayer are my Sandwich feeders that get me thru the week.

Have you ever met someone who's 100 Years Old.

Well I have...My kiddos Great-Grandmother turned 100 over the weekend..and still going. I tell you this woman has seen it all, been thru it all and has survived a many family members.

We took a trip to Jacksonville, Texas...No..No..not Jacksonville, Florida..Jacksonville, Texas... A little small town in Texas...were the drive takes about 2 hours..(1 1/2 the way we were driving) it feels like 7 hours because there's NOTHING ON THE WAY THERE BUT COWS AND COWS AND MORE COWS (Such a Texas Cliche!)

Than when we got there my Cell phone Had no Bars at all...
but once we got to their gorgeous southern home to celebrate their Great-Grandmother's birthday I forgave everything else..(the fact that WalMart was the closest thing to a Mall that they had)

Great Grandma asked Rori if she had ever seen a real live Old women before to which rori replied "Nope Never First Time" LOL...too cute.

Photos: By: Jennifer Simmons
So if you haven't seen a real live 100 year old person before...here you go.. to the left Great -Grandma


and just for fun a cute adorable pic on the stairs of the Cutest Southern Home in Jacksonville, Texas..although I wish I would have taken more photos of the house. (Dan gummit) my kddos and my adorable newphew

Photos By: Jennifer Simmons

Happy Birthentine To Me

Meaning Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day

And I bought me the coolest shoes ever

Some Black Converse..hehe! Love  them!!!


I also went and had my Nails done, Decided to eat at IHOP for breakfast (if you don't know what that is it's a breakfast joint)
Ate some strawberry stuff pancakes YUmmm!!!
I went shopping obviously and got told that I looked younger than 27 ..yipeee! Than came back and ate my favorite birthday cake ever....Blackberry Pie..that's right Blackberry Pie YUMMMY!!!!
I got Gazillion Text telling me I'm one step closer to 30 and got told by one person (by young darling newphew Dino)
that I was a "Viejita" or in English please..."OLD"
Yeah well Poo-hoo Dino...Poo-hoo...
Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone.


Texas Finally Got some Snow

Texas is not known for Snow.. But the Snow God's decided to grace us with some of their Joy.
I worked today but thank goodness for windows because every five minutes I was drawn to our wonderful day of snow. Normally the Showers only last an Hour but today it was ALL DAY..
Yes to you Yankee's in the North ..this might be a bore..but to us Southner's (in my Southern Accent)
This was a Treat. Each time I looked out I felt like God had a Pillow fight and all the feathers exploded at burst of his pillow. (yes weird analogy)

Yeeepeeee Snow. yes how easily we etertain in this light dusting.
and ohh yes we close our schools for this. (Gasp!)

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The Birthday Boy, Chuckie E. Cheese and A HUGE RAT

Today we Celebrated  Z's Birthday (even though his real birthday was almost two weeks ago)
He was excited, He couldn't sleep last night...he woke me up three times at 6am asking me if it was time for his party. Each time I responded with " GO BACK TO SLEEP"

The time had arrived, The theme: SpongeBob.. and I went to pick up the cake..
This was his cake...
IS THIS NOT AMAZING...

It was so amazing that other parents were drooling..I was drooling
I took pictures before it got destroyed.

Than the little ones arrived..gave them tokens to play ....they all left
I stayed behind ...thanking the Stars that I had payed people to handle the kids..ohh there were so many KIDS..TONS ...EVERYWHERE...(i'm so glad that I didn't choose to be a teacher as my everlasting Job)
the kiddos came back , they ate pizza... they begged for more tokens..I gave it to them..
than it was time to sing..

and than THE GIANT RAT CAME OUT
Why on earth do children think that a Giant Rat  is the coolest thing ever..I mean Mickey Mouse I get... but this guy..Yes well ...I stayed back..
The Rat crowned the birthday boy .... he was happy


In the End It went Smooth..from start to the End..and the boy came home so excited and Chukied Out..
(I, came home traumatized by the Giant Rat)

Happy Birthday My 6 Year Old Boy.

The Doctor's Visit.

This Week Zeth decided to be the funniest kid ever without even realizing that he was being funny.

We arrived at the doctor's, got called in to the room, took his temp, height, weight and than an eye test.
He did great but when he got to that last line, well it went something like this..
Nurse:  Zeth - Read the last line please!
Zeth: (covering his right eye with a cup) you know what lady nurse..you read that last line, I'm tired of reading.
than, he had to pee in a cup but we were peep out because we did that before we went in to the doctor's. So we waited.
So while waiting we went back into the room - the doctor walks in
Doc asked questions - She checked him - she poked him - but the funniest event that happened was when ---- Well..again it went something like this...

Doc: Zeth, this is going to feel a little weird ( putting on blue latex gloves) but your mommy is here so it's okay, I'm going to pull your pants down and check to see if you are ok. Is that Ok?
Zeth:  Yeah, Ok!
Doc,  lay's him down...she pulls down checks for hernia and in the mist of that We both hear a giggle.
Than she lifted him up and he giggled again followed by "HE-HE you tickled my pee-pee"
Ok sounds weird  but at this moment ---WE BOTHED BUSTED OUT LAUGHING!

The final saga of this story happened when his irons levels needed to be checked and for that the M.A. needed to prick his finger.
Which at first when explained to zeth looked like a cool little blue toy.
The convo went like this...

M.A.: Zeth, I'm going to use this (blue pricker) to prick your finger, it may feel uncomfortable.
Zeth:  Okay, Here's my hand
he gives her his hand, she takes it, and PRICKED!
Zeth: WOW!-------WOahh...WOahhh! (pulled his hand back)  WHY DID YOU DO THAT?
M.A.:  I'm sorry hun, I had too, Was it that Bad.
Zeth: (Still in Shock) Lady can I use that on your finger?

Me: LAUGHING!

He got THREE STICKERS for being a comedian that day...  cool medical toys- the tongue depresor..and just for the heck of it because the Doc loved him a stethscope.

Yes my friends...with all his speech problems and everything else.... Zeth always manages to be the comedian without knowing it.



The Surprise in the Closet

Zeth has a birthday coming up on the 27th of this month. Knowing that he wants a Ninento DS really really bad. I bought it for him, Including an Indiana Jones Lego game to go with it.

Well being the typical mom who hides the presents in her closet. It didn't take long for this little one to figure this out.

Zeth - (whispers) Mommy I know a secret and it's in your closet.
Me- Huh?
Zeth- Ooops Nevermind (ran away)
Me- Zeth come here!
Zeth- (has the face of an innocent by stander)
Me- Zeth did you see something in the closet?
Zeth - (shaking his head no)
Me- Zeth if you saw something and you tell me what you saw..you can have it right now.

**and without a blink of an eye his words came out so fast that he did not even take a breath.

Zeth - IT"S A BLUE NINTENDO DS WITH AN INDIANA JONES LEGO GAME!!!!!!!!!!

well he got it..so much for my secret hiding place.

Happy EARLY birthday Zeth :)

Girl Scout's Cookies

If you are a fan of the cookie's and would like to buy some.. please contact me @ rmerlo_123@hotmail.com.

Our goal is to sell 200 boxes and Rori gets a cool patch and cool prize.

Each cookie box is $3.50.

The list of flavors are:

Tag-a-lons
Thin Mints
lemon chalet cremes
dulce de leche
trefoils
thank u Berry Much
do-si-dos
samoas



Also you can purchase without having to keep the cookies...all donated cookie boxes are being sent overseas to our brave young man and women who are still fighting for our freedom.

Thank you :)

Haircutt a few weeks back

Today ...my boy got a haircut something he didn't enjoy until we went here -->
http://www.sportclips.com/

As we walked in realizing that this place is made just for boys (Even 12 and under) hence the word Sports included in their Logo...I thought..ohh WoW. Why I came here you ask? Well we won a gift certificate at his school...yep his school. So seeing as his hair was beginning to look like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. He was in desperate need of a trim.

The boy starred in Wonder..yes he did...with all the Sportydecor and most impressive Flat HD Screen TV on what channel well ESPN of course And to his wandering eyes..(yes I saw him) walks this beautiful Curvacious young lady that even in her sporty sweats and Referee Tee - She was blessed with how should I put it...Ummmm Lady Friends or Twins..you get the picture RIght!...so as his name was called out on what he thought was a beautiful creature only fairy Tales could dream off ..he followed her with Puppy Dog Eyes and starred at her in wonder.

He sat there quietly peeking at her thru the mirror ( I saw him) and the more he turned red ..the more this girl , pinched his ...what she called cute little cheeks and adorable dimples..which made his wandering eyes more wandering. Never have I seen him so calm and quiet...I myself have tried to give him a 'Trim" and more so it becomes the WWE Raw Saga.
As the beautiful girl finishes up..she asked him "Would you like a Shampoo" ...I could only hold my laughter because ...the boy looked like he won a Nintendo DS with Bundle included...and the answer was immediate.."YES PLEASE".

He followed her again ..one last time ..and she sat him in a Booster Chair ..He didn't care..She Shampoo'd his hair and when she was done...he Smiled. She gave him a Lolly Pop.
He took out his Lightning Mcqueen Wallet...yes that's right...and took his ONLY $5.00 bill (he had to do a month of chores to get this and was saving it for Legos) and gave it to her.

How naive my son...if he only knew that this girl is trained to earn tips ( not that she expected it from him because she was sweet and gave it back to him) and probably uses the same tactics on Older -- Wiser (<----Laughing) Clientell.

To all this my son could only say "Can I come back tomorrow to get my HairCutt"

Aww Z....you have taught me that even 6 year old boys are drawn to the spells of a pretty girl.