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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weight Loss Update...

OK...things are changing very fast. First off, I want to congratulate Janet on her amazing weight loss of 23lbs as of today. She has been on the program for 19 days. I have been on the program for 15 days and lost 5 lbs total. I have to admit, I didn't have a very strong weekend. I'm sure I could have lost another pound if I had stayed strong over the weekend. Anyway, the great news, I know of over 20 people in this area doing this program and we still have 100% success. AMAZING!

So, here is the deal...

I have been given an opportunity to help my family in an amazing way. Rob is barely hanging in there at work with the bad economy. He is also going to school to get his degree so we have a prayer at supporting our little munchkins in the future. I have found a company that is exploding and been given the opportunity to rise up quickly. It is like finding that break that never seems to come our way. I am so excited. I want to get everyone involved so we all can be blessed. Everything is growing so quickly we are having to make sure the people we take on with us are compatible. I'm telling you right now, if you are interested you must contact me.

I am a stay at home mom of quintuplets and I am doing this. I am also doing my jewelry business, blogging as much as I can, going to the gym, and taking care of my family. Don't let assumptions stop you from checking this out. You won't regret it. I promise! Email me:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Weekend Rundown...

The kids got up Friday morning ready to party the entire weekend! They had their happy faces on, as you can see, and were eager to get started. Before the festivities began we went outside to play in the yard for a bit. It was muggy and hot so I had an idea...

We walked around the front of the house and I ushered them into the screened area of the carport. I opened the door to the house so they could go in and out as they please. Rob's truck was pulled in the carport part-way, and I decided to T the van up to it to block the kids in. Everything was going perfectly for about 30 seconds. I was inching the van up ever so slowly and checking every time I let off the brake so I could get as close to the truck as possible. That way they couldn't fit their skinny little bodies through.

All the sudden I hear screaming while I am inside the van. I looked over and Peyton was holding onto the edge of the door with the hinges. Ethan was slamming the door over and over again while Peyton was screaming in pain. I leaped out of the van and ran to the rescue. Poor guy, I thought his knuckles and fingers might be broken. He cried for a really long time. Peyton usually doesn't waste much time recovering, but his hand was really hurt.

My anger went from 0 to 100 instantly. I showed Ethan what he did, spanked his butt and put him in bed. Some of you may think I was hard on him, but anyone who is around us much knows Ethan. He has been scolded a million times and put in time-out and spanked and put in bed countless times for messing with the doors. He will not listen. It drives me NUTS!!! He won't leave any door alone. The basement door, bedroom doors, folding closet doors, storm doors, outside shed doors, the main locking doors. He is infatuated with opening and closing doors. He is so used to getting in trouble for it that when he hears me yell his name, yes I yell, he runs to the time-out spot and sits down. Now, if he knows the punishment, he understands that he isn't supposed to mess with the doors. Any suggestions???
Once I got the van moved I got out the sidewalk chalk and riding toys and the kids had a great time out of the sun. It was a new fun thing for the kids to do. During their nap I got their pool out and filled it with water. I wasn't sure how it would go because last year they hated everything about pools and water. I was so relieved when they got in and started playing. Landon isn't a fan of the water at all, but he sat long enough to get a group picture. They swam from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. It was so neat to see the change in them from last year. They are growing up!

Saturday we got up and put the kids straight in the van. We took the kids up to Rob's parent's camp site at Patoka Lake. We hadn't ever taken the kids up there and I was really nervous about it. There was so much for the kids to get into. It was going to be a lot of work. After packing the entire house it seemed, we were on our way. We weren't there more than 15 minutes and we had to give Ethan a bath.
Bob and Esther have a slope they decorated with rocks and mulch. They have a fountain hooked up so water runs down the rocks and into this 2' by 2' little pond thing. Now, due to the kids birth and all the busyness of the past two years, the pond hadn't been ran or cleaned out. So, it was full of old, nasty, moldy, stagnant water. Ethan was walking down the slope and was completely oblivious to the pond at the bottom. He stepped right into it and fell in to his chest. He had no idea!! That is the cute part, it wasn't like he was being mischievous and putting his feet in, he had no clue it was there. You know when you are walking down steps and think you are at the bottom and you have another step to go. When you take that step you think you are falling. I can imagine that is what Ethan felt like. He wasn't a very happy camper, literally! Oh well, we gave him a quick bath and I washed his clothes and hung them out to dry. Luckily, I had packed a change for all of them.
Not 5 minutes later I had to change Sydney. She had found the one railroad tie out of about 100 and sat in the one small spot that tar had seeped out of. I had to throw her outfit away and quickly decided to strip them all down to their diapers. At the rate we were going I was going to be out of clothes in about 15 more minutes. Since I took their clothes off I had to put sun block on them. That ended up being a catastrophe. They rubbed their hands all over and got it in their eyes. That stuff is really painful when you get it in your eyes. We had well over an hour of crying from that ordeal.
We went up to the swimming pool after lunch and the kids had their very first experience in a big pool. We had floats for them to sit in. They all threw a fit initially. The water was pretty cold and they weren't to fond of that. Landon lost his mind! I felt bad for him so he got to go sit with Papaw. The rest got used to the water and by the end Ethan, Syd, Peytie, and Jenna all were jumping into the water to me from the side of the pool. The shallow end was only up to their shoulders so they could walk around some.
Once we got back to the camp site things quickly started unraveling. They wanted to climb up and down off the deck and walk around. They were falling and getting hurt every 5 sec. I think I was more stressed than the kids were, but I didn't feel like finding an ER to go have stitches put in someones head. Finally I couldn't take the stress anymore and we packed up and left. The kids were out immediately. We put them straight in bed when we got home and they didn't make a sound all night. We had a good time. The kids had a ball. Moms just worry too much sometimes.

Sunday morning we had to give the kids baths since they hadn't gotten one from the previous day. Landon was covered from head to toe in a red rash. Especially his head. It was little bitty bumps all over. They itched too. Jenna woke up and her face was swollen and had big bright red patches on them. I thought they might have had a reaction to the sun block. Jenna's cleared up after a day of benadryl. Landon is still covered with his rash. It isn't red anymore, but it isn't going away. I guess I'll see how it does over the weekend.

That wasn't all we did, but I'm tired of typing. I will finish tomorrow. Tomorrow I am weighing in and we will see how I have done. I will give you something to look forward too. Janet has weighed in too and we will see if her week 2 was as big as week 1. You know, on the Biggest Loser week 2 is always a bad week. We will see...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

One Week In...

Well, I finished my first week on my weight managment program. I weighted in at 144.5. 3.5 lbs. That isn't bad for one week. Janet however, blew me out of the water and lost a whopping 10 lbs. Way to go Janet!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This One's A Long One...

To continue from where I left off last, this is what Peyton looked like this morning. It has only been two days since we changed his wardrobe. I may not have a week after all. He had one arm out the top and both his legs out one leg hole.
Yesterday we decided to take them to DQ after dinner for their first ever ice cream cone. Yes, they are 2 1/4 years old and never had an ice cream cone. What a crime!! They loved them! Landon refused to eat the cone, but Jenna had no problem devouring hers. She did it all by herself. That girl will eat anything, as long as it is sweet and unhealthy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brayden, Gabi, Addison, Micah, & Ariel! (left to right in picture I think)
Mel and I took the kids to Indy today to celebrate the Chan's 1st birthday. What a milestone! That is when everything starts getting better. Their kids are beautiful! We had a group picture taken before we left. I loved the Cat In The Hat theme. I think that is what I want to do next year.

They had a lady there who did face paint and balloon figures. Sydney and Peyton were all about the paint. Landon wouldn't let her get any closer than his leg. Peyton wasn't so sure about the Colts symbol we had put on his hand, but he finally came around to the idea of being the future QB. You can see that my enthusiasm clearly makes up for Peyton's lack there of. Jenna's favorite part was the balloons that she could wear as a hat.

None of them slept at all on the way there, so you can imagine how tired they were once we got on the road home. They were asleep in about 10 min. Unfortunately, that only lasted about 30min. Yep, they all woke up really soon and to my surprise, were fairly happy. Sydney and Peyton played a friendly game of "Eat My Toes". Until Syd chomped down a little too hard.I figured they would be really tired and grouchy once we got home and settled. So, I planned on putting them to bed at 7:00 instead of the usual 7:30. However, they were unusually playful and giddy. We played for an hour and a half with no fighting or crying. That NEVER happens! As you can see, they were all smiles!

Thank you Lord for this Great Day!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another Poop Party!

Well, I thought I had finally figured out how to keep Peyton in his diaper. It turns out that he is smarter than I am. I put him in a one piece crotch button outfit to sleep in every night. On top of that, I duck tape his diaper on. Well, yesterday morning I went in to get them up and this is what I found.

Yes, it smelled as bad as it looks. I had to leave him in there until I got the other kids fed and cleaned up. I put him in the tub and scrubbed him with a bar of soap. I didn't use the baby soap, I used the real stuff. When I got him out and dressed I smelled his hands and he still smelled like poop. It was so gross. The smell has worn off now and we are taking a different approach to keep his diaper on. We cut the arms and one leg out of his sleepers. That zipped up backwards kept his morning poop in the diaper. Yes!! That should give me about a week before I have to come up with something else.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's a start...

So, I've been on my program for one day. I went to the gym this morning and weighed in at 145.5 lbs. In my first day and a half on the program I've lost 2.5 lbs!!! The best part about this is that I have lots of energy and don't feel hungry.

I need everyone who is interested in this program to send me an email. I want your name, email address, and phone number. Like I said, you won't be doing this alone and I want to talk to you. We will come up with specific short and long term goals as well as set up a plan of accountability and communication on a regular basis. One of the key factors to a successful weight loss program is support. Lets get this journey started!!! I can't wait to hear from you!

Oh yeah, I have a story to tell everyone later. Stay tuned you won't want to miss this one. I will give you a hint, it involves Peyton and duck tape.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Drumroll Please...

Here it is! The moment I have been dreading for the past week.

Height: 5' 1 1/4"
Weight: 148 lbs
Thigh: 24"
Hips: 41"
Waist: 37"
Arm: 12"

My first short term goal is to reach 135 lbs. I started my journey today and did great! I am really excited and can't wait to show you all how well I have done in one month. Also, a good friend has decided to start her journey to a healthy life too. She started her weight management program on Sunday and has lost over 7lbs. We would love to have more people to do this with us. Let me know if you are interested! Here is Janet's Pictures and info.

Height: I forgot to get that
Weight: 425 lbs
Thigh: 35 1/4"
Hips: 78 1/2"
Waist: 57 1/2"
Arm: 21 1/2"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another Journey...

I am starting something new tomorrow. I have been given an opportunity to start a weight loss journey. I think it will be a lot of fun and hard work. I am going to do a weight management program that is amazing. I am really excited because this program has a 100% success rate. I got my stuff in the mail today and plan on starting tomorrow.

For extra motivation I will be taking a before picture and measurements for everyone to see. Yes, that's right! I am going to let you all be my accountability. Please be there for me! I need you to keep me going. In fact, I would love for 5-10 of you to do it with me. It will be fun. You can send me pictures and measurements (if you want) and we can help each other out. Something that will be neat is we get to be a part of a blog that has a personal trainer and weight loss coach who gives us guidance and tips to help us out. If you want to do this with me please let me know. My email is :

Lets Go Everyone! We can do this! Stay Tuned for the dreaded picture and unveiling of my weight and size. No gasping please when you see it!

A Trip to the Farm...

Today Grandma Esther came and took Jenna and Sydney for a girls slumber party. So, that left me with the boys to occupy. We decided to go out to Great Grandma Joy's and Papaw Tony's house to play in the rocks. When I was a little girl I loved playing in their gravel. Just as we got there it was time for Papaw to feed Bubba the new calf they got. Bubba's mommy was a really old cow and couldn't take care of him. So, papaw took Bubba and is feeding him 3 times a day until he is weened off milk. We walked down to the barn and the boys were really interested in that little calf. Peyton and Landon reluctantly held the bottle. Ethan wasn't going to have any part of holding it. After bubba was done eating he was still hungry, so I stuck my hand in there and he sucked on my fingers. The boys were amazed at that. I would pull my hand out and they could see the stringy cow spit between my fingers.
I love taking them to do things I got to enjoy as a kid. I never thought about my kids doing this kind of stuff. But it is these times that I enjoy the most and will treasure forever. They love it out there. We had a great time this morning visiting and playing.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blessings By God!

Today I woke up to my five little munchkins running into the bedroom and climbing up in bed to give me a good morning hug and kiss. Ethan was carrying a card with him that everyone had attempted to sign. They had practiced saying Happy Mother's Day, but decided they didn't want to say it at the last minute. They didn't have to. They show me everyday how much they love me. That is one of the greatest things about having toddlers. They love you more than life and show it everyday.

That was the extent of the celebration we had today. I did pull out the Mother's Day excuse every time we had to change diapers though. By the end of the day Rob told me that I was milking the Mother's Day thing. HeHe. We went to church and headed home to get the kids down for their nap. Rob and I took a short nap too. We played for a few hours in the evening and did the normal routine. Rob ended up in bed sick by about 5:30. I think it might have been something he ate. Hopefully he will feel better tomorrow.

Today was no different than any other day. I have to admit, this day means so much to me. I went to bed last night excited about today. Yeah, nothing big happened, but that isn't why I was excited. You see, from the time I was a little girl, I always assumed I would grow up and have a family. Four years ago we were faced with the struggle of infertility. We started our first cycle of treatments and were told it didn't work. A couple of weeks later I ended up in the ER with weird shoulder pain. It was there we were told that in fact we were pregnant. A few days later we lost our first child. It was an ectopic pregnancy and we were early in the pregnancy, but that doesn't matter. Anyone who has been pregnant knows that it doesn't matter how far along you are. A child is a child from the moment of conception. All of that happened in May. During Mother's Day.

There was a time I didn't think I could be a mother. It was a sadness I can't describe. But, the Lord was preparing me. He had plans for me. Plans I never imagined or expected. He had chosen me to be the mother to five little miracles. I still can't believe he chose me. It's a lot like when you find your soul mate. I still can't believe Rob chose me, but he did. God chose me out of all the millions of people. I'm sure there are lots of women out there who would do a lot better job than me. Women who have endless patience and never raise their voice. Women who can always find the positive in every situation. Women who always get dressed and do their hair and makeup. Women who have it together all the time and always put their best foot forward.

I may not have been the best pick when you look from the outside. But the Bible tells me that God knows what he is doing. So, I have to believe that I was the best person for the job. Besides, anyone who knows me knows that I don't go down without a fight. I am up to any challenge and will do whatever it takes to accomplish a task. Just when I think I don't have anything left in me, the thought of failure or defeat come to mind and I find that place deep inside that never quits. Maybe God knew what he was doing after all. Maybe, God gave me my little miracles because he knew I needed to have more patience. I have to believe that he knew anyone who has five kids at once will have to raise her voice just to be heard sometimes. And sometimes, when you have five kids sick with vomiting and diarrhea and you have to sleep in the living room because you and your husband are so sick that you can't stand to be close to each other, you just can't bring yourself to find the positive in EVERY situation. I think God knew that anyone who had five little miracles would be lucky to change out of her pajamas let alone do her hair or makeup. And I think God knew he had to find a woman who wasn't too proud to admit her shortcomings. Someone who embraced struggles and mistakes and learned from them.

That is why I was so excited about today. God chose me to be a mommy to five little miracles. He looked down 2 1/2 years ago and knew I was the one for the job. So, I am going to rise to the occasion and do my very best. This day reminded me of how blessed I am. I am so thankful that God chose me.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Top 10

Thanks everyone!! We have made it in the top 10 fianlists for the Cutest Multiples Contest. Vote Vote Vote!!! The polls are open again for everyone until Monday May 11 at 11:00pm EST. You can only vote once. Pass the word along to everyone you know. Some really cool prizes are up for grabs.

Monday, May 4, 2009

MOMS Spring Party!

Saturday was the Spring party for the MOMS group. We had it at Mega Gym in Evansville. I wasn't too sure how it would work because I didn't know how much of the stuff the kids would be big enough to do. It was so fun!!! Grandma and Grandpa Wright had taken Landon and Jenna on Friday to spend the night. So, I decided to make things easier on myself and just take Syd, Ethan, and Peyton with me. They had a blast! Ethan and Peyton especially loved the pit of foam cubes. I was throwing them up in the air and they would fall into the pit. They were laughing hysterically as they were flying through the air. Sydney saw the inflatable and didn't look back. She walked over there and a girl who worked there took her up. She was on her own the rest of the time. I told Rob that if she ever wondered off in the store we would never find her. She is totally self sufficient. She didn't care if I was there or not. It is so neat to see them growing and being able to do things.
I remember when they first came home. I never thought I would see the day that they could climb up on something or ride a riding toy. They are amazing me everyday. I can't believe how things are changing. My babies are growing up! Enjoy the pictures!