December 29, 2008

Ham & Cheese

Ham & Cheese

December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008... Klinger style

So here are some random Christmas pics for your viewing pleasure!

Laney with daddy... feeding her baby doll Bella

Opening up her baby bottles from Aunt Nisey and Uncle Chris

Opening up her Monkey PJ's

She was starting to dose off so we had to help her open the rest of her presents

Opening more presents while sitting on NoNo's rocking horse, which she has already claimed as hers!

Her... I mean NoNo's new rocking horse

NoNo trying to eat his present instead of opening it

He even tried to eat the gift bag

NoNo as Santa

December 21, 2008

Why I love my kids so much!

December 17, 2008

Up late praying

ok... so I have a very weird extended family that needs Jesus in a major way. I want to give you a little background before I tell you my real story.

My biological dad's side of the family...
- 7 kids, 14 grand kids, 7 great grand kids
- 1 aunt works for IBM and is in a very high position there and makes sure we all know how much she spends on everything.
- 1 aunt who is a bartender in York and makes a ton of money but is humble and loving
- 1 aunt who did way too many drugs and married a man who is less than half her age and he did way too many drugs and lost a few brain cells... but they claim to love the Lord and get picked on because of it.
- 1 uncle in jail for the last 29 1/2 years... love him so much, he calls me angel
- 1 dad who needs Jesus so bad and needs to be set free from the demons that control him.
- 1 uncle addicted to pain meds but holds down a really good job... married for the fourth time
- 1 uncle who is going to marry his ex wife's best friend after they wife swapped.

Now do you see why I am the way I am today? Kidding! It's only by the grace of God I am who I am today and I thank Him a lot!

Now for my story... I was up last night real late because I couldn't sleep AGAIN. So as I was laying in bed asking the Lord why I was still up and a burden for my family came on me like I've never experienced before. So I began to pray for them and after I was done with them all... an hour later... I asked the Lord "why me?" And He told me because who else was going to pray for them? Oh My Goodness! It hit me right then and there that I may be the only one praying for them. So now I have a new mission and I hope I can continue stepping in that gap for them.

But then this morning I sat here wondering who prayed for me???? I am sure many have over the years and I am sure that many thought I wouldn't change but I am so glad that they never gave up on me! So never think for one minute that your prayers are wasted on anyone... even if you never see a change!

December 16, 2008

Sorry, I've been busy

Excuses, excuses, excuses!

I know everyone is busy this time of year but now that Mama's Got Talent is over I have some more free time to blog. So after a few years of being dormant, I'm back... for now!

So to start out I am going to give you a few updates.

1. NoNo got his first tooth and everyone in childcare had to suffer through that one... sorry guys!

2. I've gained 10lbs. and the holidays aren't even over... what the hec?

3. Laney Bug now repeats everything I say, even the bad stuff. Foe example, I was behind someone the other day that drove with their turn signal on for 3 miles while slowing down at every intersection. Obviosley they had no idea where they were going. I was getting a little irritated so I said to them, "pull over and let us people who do know where they are going pass you... Idiot!" then from the back seat I hear, "you idiot! He's an idiot right mommy?" OMG! Why did the Lord feel that I was fit to have children?

4. My basement/ future bedroom is still NOT finished so we are sharing our room with Noah. I need more space like now!

5. My part-time job or the "run" as we call it is going good. The other day the lady at one of my vet stops handed me a bag and said, " wehave a testi for you today!" I looked at it and it was huge and so I replied, "what animal did this come from?" A rottweiler... it looked more like a horse! Yes you are reading correctly... I picked up a dog testicle the other day.

6. NoNo has stopped nursing all on his own at 6 months, he is now 7 months old and now my boobs are size nothing and they hang to my waist! Yea breastfeeding!!!!

That's all for now but maybe as I think of more exciting news to share with the world and embarass my husband with, I'll post again!

November 20, 2008

You Are a Snowman

Friendly and fun, you enjoy bringing holiday cheer to everyone you know!

October 13, 2008

More Random Pics

Random Pics

NoNo and Lil Hawk

NoNo and Lil Hawk cheesin

Laney dressing NoNo up with her headband

"Look mom he likes it" she said

"Oh my... he does like it" I said

He would make a cute girl... I thought to myself!

Laney and Roo hanging out in the empty toybox

Laney riding Roo like a horsey... poor Roo

Laney pushing Lil Hawk in the "baby doll stroller"

Ok this was so cute I added it twice!

Nomi at her Bachelorette Party!

Sorry... I know it's hideous but I had to add it bc it made me laugh!

Ear Muffs aka lacey bra

Anne and Bethany hamming for the camera

October 6, 2008

We survived 6 years!

On Sunday, Mr. Clean and I celebrated six years of marriage. We have had our ups and downs but I love this man and always will. He is my best friend and partner in crime. We have learned so much together and about each other. So in honor of my wonderful life partner and husband... Six things I Love about Mr. Clean!

1. He is a wonderful husband!

2. He is the best daddy to his kids!

3. He is so sexy with his bald head!

4. He makes me laugh, cry, scream, go insane, dance, love, and clean all in the same day!

5. I love that he can do just about anything he wants to do and if he doesn't know how to do it ... he learns.

6. I love that he hardly ever calls me Amanda but instead babe or honey... in fact Laney has started calling me honey!

September 29, 2008

I was tagged

The rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Write 7 random things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag.

And without further ado, here are my…

7 Things

1. I love peanut butter and chocolate together!
2. I hate cooking but sometimes I'm actually really good at it
3. I love to pop zits!
4. I HAVE to pick the boogers out of my kids nose's
5. If I don't color my hair... I am really grey!
6. I hate to throw away shoes...even when they are beyond wearable
7. I have a "happy dance"

Please feel free to play along!

September 17, 2008

Just for FUN!

September 9, 2008

She's not ready and neither am I

Yesterday afternoon I decided to try the potty with Laney. She has had a potty since Christmas and it sits in our bathroom collecting dust. Oh once in a while she gets me excited by asking if sh can sit on her potty or she will follow me into the bathroom and say, "I potty too mommy." BUT never has one drop of pee pee entered the potty.

So I decided that yesterday I would but her in "big girl underwear" and let her run around the house in them. We have hardwood floors so it would have been easy to clean up. So I gave her gallons of juice and milk and the waiting game began. I waited and waited and waited and nothing. I asked her a million times if she had to go pee pee in her big girl potty and every single time I got, "no mommy." I even bribed her with candy and still no pee pee. I gave up and went in to load the dish washer. In the middle of it Laney ran in and announced that she had pooped in her "big girl underwear" and then she said, "Can I have my candy now?"

Needless to say she is not ready and neither am I... but here are some pictures of her attempting to go on the potty.

September 8, 2008

For those of you who thought you knew everything...

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.


No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.

Oh go ahead.. I'll wait...~


Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks.


You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.


Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.


The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.


The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

(WOW -- it adds up!)


Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.


Most dust particles in your house are made from ... DEAD SKIN!


The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

So did the first ' Marlboro Man. '


Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE!




The three most valuable brand names on earth:

Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.


It's possible to lead a cow upstairs... But, not downstairs...


A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.


Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

(I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)


Richard Millhouse Nixon

was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal.'

The second? William Jefferson Clinton


And the best for last.....

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

(I know some people like that, don't YOU?)


September 5, 2008


Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...


Humility is your strongest virtue. You are humble.

Humility is the defining characteristic of an unpretentious and modest person, someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others. And you? When you do the right thing, you're doing it for all the right reasons. All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your humility runs deepest.

It is likely you're a quiet type. But if not, then you just have dark, secret side that loves to give.

Humble famous people: JD Salinger, Isaac Newton, Harry Potter (pre-puberty)

Your raw relative scores follow. 0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible. Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


20% Compassion

33% Intelligence

75% Humility

56% Honesty

38% Discipline

43% Courage

50% Passion

Take The Best Thing About You Test at HelloQuizzy

September 3, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

On Saturday we celebrated Roo turning 2 with family and friends! Then on Sunday we had friends over and then on Monday we went to our friend's house. Anyway here are all the wonderful pics we took.

Roo digging into his cake

Roo wanting to share his cake with uncle Jesse

Laney eating some cake

Tiffany and Isaac watching all the action...waiting patiently for their cake!

Isaac playing while his mommy eats cake!

Roo in his new big boy underoos!

NoNo eating his fingers because mommy isn't giving him cake

Me in my kitchen attempting to cook!

"Speedy and Lil Hawk" chillin at the Wetzels for Poker Night

The Wetzels

Me, Ashley and Kristen


NoNo after too much cake

Lil Hawk after too much cake

The boys hangin' out in their car seats

Daddy and NoNo