Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Doing what she loves..playing games

The little girls

These are the girls birthday pics.I was pleased with how they turned out

Misc Harbor pics

We live on the water as most of you know.We love it and here are some random pics

June is for celebrating

Saturday was our anniversary for 7 years.Where has the time gone?
It has been a wonderfull 7 years and we have 2 small daughters and 2 big daughters.I love my dear hubby so much as he has accepted and raised my older girls like they are his and never ever a heistation about it.Our small girls are def daddy's girls.Stinky aka Makayla just cries that heart broken little cry when he leaves for work or walks away and of course being the amazing man/daddy he is he goes back to them(wow thats a run on sentence)Mack is just like her daddy and thrives for him to read or do electronic things with her.Deanna just hangs out and watches movies with him.He was celebrated as a Dad and Husband this month and I love him more and more each day.He gets up with Stinky at night and gets Mack ready for school.He shops and does laundry.(no he is not for sale and doesnt have a brother)I have had some bad months this year,broken tail bone,emergency knee surgery,lupus flare and now heart issuesHe is just an amazing guy.
I love you Babe

Monday, June 29, 2009

Deanna aka Porkchop

Well since my lovely teenager wont pose for pictures at home or with her sisters I decided to take some her friends posted.These were at her boarding school last week.She is home for summer now and will be starting highschool in the fall

A new week

Today starts the process of the many many phone calls that need to be made regarding the house.We need someone to come and clean it top to bottom(it stinks like ciggy smoke very badly),carpet and a new kitchen(yes!!!).This is going to be fun because I have never designed my own kitchen but I love love love to cook.We need estimates on finishing the store as well.
The other process that is started is the go through everything and trash or recycle what we wont ever use again.My new moto is "If you have not used it,seen it or even missed it in 6 months it needs to go" sounds good huh,I hope it works.I will post at the end of the week how things went and I hope there is some headway and not a post for Not Me Monday.
Have a great week everyone...
Oh yea I forgot to say that summer is here and all of our girls are home....

Not Me Monday :)

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Its been one of those weeks...ya know the kind where you get NOTHING done.I did not neglect my laundry or dishes ..nope not me.I did not let Mack run around in the yard in her underwear...nope not me.I am sure there is more that requires the nope not me tag but well I need coffee and cant think yet

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Big Changes

Big changes are in store for the Straarup family.We said that in 2 years we wanted to have a brick/martar store for babythings.Well we went house shopping via the net and found one we love....and it has a store woohoo.The house is 4 bedrooms yippeeee no babies in my room anymore.It is a nice size one level house and again yippee no stairs.Next to the house is a building of about 400/500sq feet that I can make into my store.When I am allowed I will post some pics.Please cross you fingers that things go as planned and we are in the house by oct

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Since its to cold for outdoor swimming and they said it would be good for Mack we have been going 3 times a week.Mack is like a little fish and Makayla loves to voice her opinion at the other babies in the baby pool.

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Little Photographer

My Little Photographer.This was taken at christmas

The Zoo

I forgot to post about the zoo.Mack loves the zoo and it is most likely her favorite place in the world besides the beach.We went there for her birthday and I will share a few pictures.I bet you cannot guess her favorite animal.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Since I totally flopped and didnt post about ber being 1 here goes.She is now walking and is 14 1/2 months.She is 20 lbs and 30 inches tall.She is amazing and loves talking on the phone to Mimi(thank goodness for VOIP).She loves hairbows (Thanks Miss Chrissy) and being a priss

Mack and Mom and RA

So Mack is really really hyper mobile(double jointed) and showing signs of RA so we are in therapy now to strengthen her joints.She is doing well and is loving the fact that she is going to start in riding classes.(she has a horse but we havent been riding in a long time).She is also enjoying the swimming(I love it to).I hate the fact that she seems to have inherited this crappy disease from me but at least they are treating it early and hopefully at age 40 she wont need a hip replacement or knee like me.We see the Pediatric RA dr thursday and hopefully he will have good news

beta blockers/EKG and stuff

Well if you follow me on FB or Twitter you have seen I am on new medicine.I was born with a heart murmur and every now and then my heart gives me trouble.The last time was when I was pregnant with Stinky.I was put on Klexana until after she was born.Fast forward to now..about a month ago my heart started beating funny where I could feel it and see it.Beating very fast and it felt like it would "roll".I dont know how else to describe it.I went in for blood test because sometimes my anemia causes it to beat off key and the iron was low but taking extra iron did not help.I am having a lupus flare so I thought maybe that was it.Nope not getting better so I am on beta blockers now and will have a 24 hour EKG.I am scared,I know I cannot stop what happens and it happens for a reason but still scares me.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Not Me Monday :)

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
This is my first week doing this and I hope it gets some laughs
I did NOT put Stinky aka Makayla's high chair in the living room so I could iron and play online.She has just learned to walk and is every.where.
I did NOT just use a washcloth to wipe the chocolate out of Mack's hair and send her to school this way..oh and I did NOT send her to school in clothes that were on the couch all wrinkled( those who know me know I have an OCD about ironing the clothes before wearing them out of the house).
I did NOT take Stinky to the store with cookie on her face and in her hair that got there when she was in the highchair in the living room...Nope not me at all.
I am sure next week I will have more to tell and I hope they are not to bad

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Why am I addicted to reading blogs??
I dont know but I love to read what everyone is doing.Everyone always has such good posts and alot of inspirational stuff and well me I am just boring(at least I think I am).I love reading about what people sew and cook and read.I like reading about what other people do.....blogaholic maybe.I dunno but I will still read and learn and enjoy the stories...maybe some of my fellow bloggers can kick me every now and then and make me blog more.I mean things go on in the Straarup family but I am not sure you want to know about it...

Father's Day

So today is Fathers day and I wanted it to be special.I got up with Makayla since hubby always does this.He would have no part in it and got up with us.We went swimming so he could play with the girls since after all they are the reason he gets to have Fathers Day.We had a great time and then went shopping and came home.Makayla went to sleep and Daddy played Wii with Mack.He then cooked Us dinner.He is an amazing Dad and I love him so much.He always puts up first no matter what.I wish more Dads were like him...

anyway Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads