Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Recap-finally!

It has been awhile since I posted last! I have finally uploaded all my Christmas pics! We have been totally busy since Christmas Eve!

So here goes....bear with me here, I'm typing this just like I'm talking which is pretty fast-just ask anyone!

It all started on Christmas Eve...we spent it with Cory's family! It was mass Chaos! It all starts out with god know what I'm talking about, everyone opens a gift 1 at a time so everyone else can ohh and ahh! Then it's a free for all! I barely got to see what my own children received. I had no clue what I got that night!

Then Christmas morning we did our thing at our house! It was so fun seeing the girls get excited over little things, like Belle, and Cinderella socks that I got at the dollar section at Target! It doesn't take a lot of money to make my kids happy! Anywho, it was wonderful! Nothing can take away from that morning! It was magical! My hubby also got my some goodies, he is the best at buying me gifts! He can pick out clothes, and shoes, and anything else for me! He ROCKS!! He got me a jewelry armoire, that I will adore when I actually get it...they have been sold out! I got a picture, and gift card and a rain check for it! He also got me some other great things.. I bought him some dumbells, a WiFi internet radio thing, and some other cool gifts! I think the girls' faves were their ponies. Kayli really wanted a remote control Scoot a Loo,

and Logan wanted Newborn Rainbow Dash,

Naomi loves her Elmo!!

We then drove to my familes! We had family stuff Christmas night, and the day after! Then on Sunday we packed up and drove home, well first we went the girls' best friend Grace's 4th birthday party! We were exhausted needless to say...There could be more pics and posts soon about Christmas...who knows!! But I'm still getting back into the swing of things!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

CHRISTmas Eve/Emotional wreck!

Ok, first off Merry CHRISTmas Eve!! I cannot wait for tomorrow! I won't sleep tonight for all the excitement! I never have been able to. I am always the first to call my mom and my dad on Christmas because I am up! So I hope everyone's is great! I am sad that I won't be going to our Candlelight Service tonight :( We are having Christmas with my inlaws because we will be traveling tomorrow to my family's...we switch every other year!

I am an emotional wreck right now!! I realize that I had a baby 6 months ago, and I am still nursing, but geez....I was watching an old episode of 7th Heaven while I was folding laundry last night, and it was about how Sandy played Mary in the nativity scene while she was preggers...throughout all of this she realized what Christmas was all about.......Oh my goodness...I was tearing up through the whole thing!! I am such a dork! Although I do love God, and know that he is an AWESOME father! So maybe that's why?? Or maybe it's just the season?? Or maybe it's just me, yeah pretty sure it's the last!! :) Have a great day!!

Disclaimer: The pics aren't for anything...they're just too cute not to share! :P


Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh The Weekend!

Oh, our weekend was crazy! We drove down to my moms house on Friday night(2.5 hours) Just to look at some possible homes for us for when we move in March. We had set up 3 to look at on Sat. morning.... I didn't sleep well...So Saturday we looked at the houses, and the first one I love! It is so nice. It's only 2 years old, 3 beds, 2 baths, with 2.2 acres. It also has a full basement, that is easily finishable, 2 car nice garage, and is only 3 miles from the Park where Cory will be working out of!! The schools are also good and that's important because with a special needs child, we need to make sure she gets good services! The prices was also awesome! It is only 83,000.00!!!!!! Can you believe that? A nice new home with acreage? 2 years ago that would never have been possible.....well I found out why it was so cheap.....It is bank owned and has MOLD!!! Not alot, but I'm having my dad check it out to see how deep the mold is...If it's just surface then we can easily take care of it! I am blessed with a hubby and a dad who can do many a andy of things... Like finish a basement! It's alot of work, but so much cheaper when done yourself!! So this is my current prayer. I know that if it's God's will for us to be there then it will happen! I'm big on putting all my faith in him! I'm not worried about it at all, which is surprising! But when you have great faith in your father, then you should have no worries!! Yes, I may want it, but it's not my will but his!!

Anywho....Saturday after looking at houses we drove to my sisters house(another 2.5 hours) because Sunday was my nephews Christmas program at church(they are preacher kids) and Saturday night Lo had her Sleep Study at Children's and my sis lives like 30 min. from the hospital. All was well until about 2:30 in the morning when Bug woke up pukin!! I stayed up with her and she threw up every 20 min. all night long. SHe finally fell asleep around 5:30 right after the Diarehha sarted! Naomi also woke up around 4 and couldn't get back to sleep! Needless to say I was a tired one!! I just stayed up and watched a movie! SO Cory got back with Lo around 7:30 a.m. and we just packed up and went home!

Yeaterday was spent laying around, and trying to clean up the house!! I took about an hour nap, and last night I went to bed early and slept!! I feel better today and so does Bug! I have a lot to do before Christmas Eve cause we go to my moms house on Christmas, so I have a lot of cleaning and packing to do...along with some Lysol spraying!! Yuck!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Throwback Thursday!

This pic was taken on the girls' 1st Christmas 2005!! They had such a good time and I remember it well!! They looked so cute in their matching jammies and hats!! I can't wait for Christmas morning! I know Naomi isn't really old enough to enjoy it, but I think she will enjoy watching her sister's!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday!

This was the other day...Bug is obsessed with Omi, she always wants to hold her! And Naomi is in love with her sisters!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Weekend in Review

We had another wonderful weekend together! But they are always too short! Friday was spent with me still being sick, but on the mend. We were supposed to go to my moms for the weekend, but since I had been sick I decided that I didn't want to chance spreading the sick love to any family members! SO we stayed home! I got Naomi's 6 month pics taken, and my girls stayed the night at my sister's house! Cory and I thought we would get a great night of uninterrupted sleep, but HA, Naomi didn't sleep all that well...go figure! So Saturday we did a little Christmas shopping and then, drove down to pick up the kids. Later that evening we went with my sister, my 2 nephews, and my bro-in law to a lodge to visit Santa! It was all lit up so beautifully, and it was really neat. Kayli cried when it was time to see Santa cause "she's scared" This is my sis holding a screaming bug while I snapped a quick pic On Sunday we spent a wonderful day at home in our jammies! We cleaned up, made cookies, and Cory's granny came over for a visit! It was a great weekend! I am feeling much better, I am over the FLU, my eye is almost better....I have a little bit of blurry vision, and it's more annoying than anything We have a busy week this week! Lo has to go have one of her braces fixed, and she gets casted for a new one for her other leg. She also has a sleep study on Saturday night at Children's! Daddy will be staying with her! Have a great week!! Oh, and someone loves PRUNES!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Throwback Thursday!

Buggy and her daddy playing!

And Daddy holding Logie-as always....she has always been a daddy's girl-bad!!! Seriously, she would cry when I held her....what a way to make a mom feel would make me cry!!

These pics were taken when the girls were almost 11 months old, right before their 1st Christmas!! They were so cute, and I miss there littleness everyday! (Especially when we carry their tired, sleepy bodies upstairs to bed...UGH)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Still sick Tuesday!

Ok, I am STILL sick!! I had to call my sister yesterday who lives and hour away to come help me with me kids! I could not have done it with our her! I have to get my twins on the bus to preschool and off the bus and take care of my baby! I pretty much layed in bed all day yesterday! Today I am going to the doctor! Besides my yucky pink eye, that is slowly getting better...I have a very swollen and hurtful throat, and I can't hear out of one of my ears, and a horrible cough! I normally don't get sick, but when I do, I get SICK!! I will get everything known to man!! So anyway....1...2.....3.....awwww(that was my pity party!!!)

Today is kind of a special day for marks the day that Cory and I have "been together" (essecentally our dating anniversary) for 10 years!!! That's crazy! We started dating our freshman year at Ohio State, and we haven't looked back! Cory saved me in so many ways....I was in a downward spiral....a long story for another time...but I love him so dearly!!
(This pic was taken on our anniversary last year....we left the girls with my mom and stayed overnight in Florence,KY, we ate the the Melting Pot, which was really yummy!!)

Also today Naomi is 6 months old!! IT has gone by so fast! She is such an enjoyable baby! The meaning of her name fits her: sweet, pleasant! She has 2 teeth that oth came in last week, just 2 days apart( i am a nursing mom so pray for me :P ) I love her sooo much!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Foul Friday....

Just thought I would title this post Foul Friday!! Because......that's how I feel...Foul!!! I HAVE PINK EYE!!!!!! It is making me miserable! Above all that tonight when we came home from the grocery(which I swear everytime we won't take all the kids cause they can never behave, and I get stressed out and become something from a horror movie...) well we took them...and I'll let you guess the rest.......

but anywho...I came home and came down with a fever, I was freezing cold(when it was 75 in here) and just had the aches....I took some meds and am feeling a little better....

Sorry...just had to feel sorry for my sorry feeling self!!!

Christmas Spirit...

I have been given a Christmas Spirit Award from my bloggy friend HiHoOhio go check our her Blog while you're at it!!

This is a fun award! Always good to get into the spirit of the Holidays!The Rules are simple:You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award.The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.You must link back to the person who gave you the award.You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas.If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space! :o)Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 45; it's up to you. But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going!Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment on their blog.

Five Things I Love About Christmas
* The whole reason for the season..Jesus' birthday!! He is why! It's that simple!
* Trying to teach my kiddies about giving and not being selfish!
* Giving! I love to give...even though we are flat broke, I don't care..I love to give, and I put soo much time and effort into picking out gifts! It means a lot to me! I can't stand when people complain about buying for people! If you truly don't want to GIVE, then DON'T DO IT!!
*I love the smell of our REAL tree we get every year! Fresh pine....yumm, nothing like it!
*I love the excitement in the can just feel it! I am like a kid, I can never sleep on Christmas Eve!!!!
So...... Lacie, Brittany, and Vaughn Family...your up next!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksging....weekend review...

I never did post about thansgiving, or pretty much anything from last ....
Our week, last week, started off like this....

Poor bug, she was sick all week....she had a high fever, and it ended up being an ear infection! So Thanksgiving wasn't much fun for her!!

We ate tooo much food on turkey day..including Naomi who had sweet potatoes for the 1st time

My hubby got up early on Black Friday and went shopping while I stayed with the kids...then later we took Bug to Urgent Care to find out about the ear infection!!

Saturday we layed around all day!! It was awesome...and Sunday we went to our friends house for a visit!

Not much else has happened since then...Logan now has a fever, I think it could be a UTI cause she gets them frequently(we cath her every 4 hours) so I took her to the doctor today so they could collect a urine I'm just sitting here waiting for the phone to ring....and looking at my cuties

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday..well maybe a few words...

This is a tutu that I made for Naomi last night.....I am very proud of myself! It took about 20 minutes to make and it was really cheap! I am going to get her 6 month pics taken in it with a red and white striped shirt that says Ho Ho Ho and some red tights!!! Cute right!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Merry SITSmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas from the Cover's!

I love this Christmas Card party we are having hosted by the women at SITS! I can't wait to go check out other bloggy girls cards too!! And they are giving away a huge prize at the end of the day of a 200.00 target gift card..who couldn't use that offense ladies, but I hope I win :) So get in the spirit, and go check out some Christmas cards!! Go HERE

Every year since I have had kids my hubby and I have done a photo christmas card! They are so fun to see how much the kids have grown, and also to give to people who don't see us that often! We also always get dressed up in our Buckeye gear cause we are crazy Ohio State football fans! (My hubby even taught Lo to say Michigan is Evil) So this is our for this year. I got them in the mail on Friday and am ready to start sending them out! For anyone interested, winkflash always has good deals. There cards are only 23 cents a card!! So Merry SITSmas everyone!!!! If you are feeling the Christmas spirit you should check out some of my favorite SITS peeps...

The Vaughn Family Chaos

The Shipman Family

4 Little Men and Girly Twins

Merry SITSmas Giveaway!!

Ok, have you checked out Merry SITSmas yet??? You haven't? Ok you totally have to go to SITS and check it out! Merry SITSmas starts tomorrow...Did you hear me people? TOMORROW!! They are giving away a gift an hour starting at 6a.m.!! And the grand prize is being Friday's featured blogger(who wouldn't want to be that) and a 200.00 gift card to Target, which happens to be my favorite place ever!! So go here and check it out!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Scripture Sunday

As a Christian, as a person, I am not perfect. I struggle with many things on a daily basis. All I can do is work on those things, and pray about them to try and do better. One thing I struggle with a lot is bitterness. It really is not a good thing. One that does not look well on me! I know I have this problem which I guess is half the battle! Here is a great verse to remember:

Ephesians 4:31-33 (New International Version)
31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God

forgave you.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am thankful for my family and friends whom I can count on without a doubt! I am thankful to have 3 beautiful, wonderful, mostly healthy children whom I adore! I am so very thankful for a husband who is wonderful to me, and who is the best daddy to our babies...I would choose no one else to share my life, joy, sorrows, with!!! Here is some pics from Thanksgiving pasts!!

This is from the girls's first Thanksgiving....My grandma got so many great grandkids that year! Ethan was born in 2002, Then Lane came in Sept. 04', my girls in Jan. 05, Tyler in March 05, then Caden in July of 05!!

This was my girls' 2nd turkey day. Here they are with their Grandma and Grandpa!

Hope your Holiday is wonderful!!

Much Love XOXOXO

The Cover's



Today is my hubby's 29th birthday! So I thought I would post some crazy, and cute pics of him to honor him today!! I love you sooooooomuch Cory! Hope your birthday is great(even though you have to work, and Bug is sick!! Maybe you'll get that special gift you

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Busy Weekend!!!

This weekend was fun! On Friday night my girls had their friend Grace over for a sleepover! We rented The Tinkerbell Movie and Ariel's New beginning for them. The tinkerbell movie was really cute and they really liked it....which is good cause they are getting it for Christmas!! We ordered pizza, made cookies, painted, and just let them have fun together!! My girls really had a good time! They love Grace and have known each other since technically before birth!! If we move south, they are really going to miss her....

Saturday was a BIG day! It was the Buckeyes big rivalry against that team up north-Michigan..Cory has taught Lo to say that Michigan is Evil...too cute!! And we won big 42-7!! A nice way to end the season(and we are sharing the Big Ten title with Penn State) SO we went to the bro in laws house for a get together! My mom even made the 2.5 hour drive up to visit which was really nice! After the game we got some shopping in, and then mom took the girls back to our house so Cory and I could actually get some time together...HA...well kind of, we had Naomi too!! Remember....where the boobs go, so does I have said before...Cory and I never get any time together, so even a little minus 2 of our children is a nice break!!

Today..(I'm typing this on Sunday evening) was a lazy day..Cory had to work...of course...but mom was here....we just sat around and enjoyed "mamaw" being here! We played Princess Memory, and had a great lunch...I cooked a yummy(if I don't say so myself) pork roast, and mom made me homemade sweet potaotes....hers are my fave, and I soooo loved them!!

After Cory came home we played Monopoly with the girls(yeah I know they are only 3, but they wanted too!) they had a ball!! They love games!!! All my babies are snug in their beds, and I hope to be going that way soon!! I finally got Zumba, so I will be waking up early to start my workout!!! Have a good week!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Ok, I am totally being a copycat from my friend Lacie over at The Shipman Family Blog She did an OSU pic, and I think I'll do one too......after all, we were at that tailgate with them!! And that was the first time Bug crawled!! What a memory!!! You can see the stadium behind us!! Tomorrow is our "big game" we play MICHIGAN!! BEAT BLUE!! GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Two for Tuesday!!

I always seem to talk alot about my baby...well it's probably cause she's my baby and she is still so new...

Well this post is dedicated to my favorite princesses. Kayli and Logan. The girls were born in January of 2005! They were a scheduled c-section, but my water broke 2 days before that! I was on bed rest for 7 weeks while pregnant with them(during Christmas no less :( )

They are my shining joy! I love those girls with everything that I am! Being a mommy to twin girls is a gift! Now granted I haven't always had those thoughts...they are almost 4...

Kayli is older by like 30 seconds...and you can tell. She is a mother hen! She takes care of Logan in every way possible. She even wipes her nose for her. Kayli always wants to hold Naomi, and change her diaper, and anything else she can do! She is my helper. If I need something she will get it for me. She aims to is also a very, very strong willed child! Lately we have been doing nothing but butting heads with her. She wants what she wants when she wants it, and if she doesn't get it...look out!! I am at my wits end with her most days....and then there are those moments when she says something, or wants a kiss, or just says I'm the best mommy...that my heart swells!! I love my bug soooooo much!!!

Logan is a sweetie! If there is a hug to be had, or a kiss to give she will be the one doing it! If I am sad, she is sad with me! She has been though so much in her life. She has Spina Bifida, amongst a couple other things....she is a tough cookie! Logan is so full of compassion.. She surprises me so much everyday with her empathy! The other day I was trying to get her brace on her and it got stuck in her pants leg....well we were running late anyway for physical therapy, and I just couldn't get the brace unstuck from her pants....I was pulling, and pulling and getting so frustrated that I just started crying. I couldn't help it! Crying is how I show my emotions..well Logan cried too! She was hugging on me and saying "it's alright mommy" I felt awful for making her worry like that! I am so in love with my Logie Loo!

Having twins is crazy and beautiful! They are soo different! I might as well have kids that are different ages. There is 6-7 inches in height, and about 10 lbs weight difference in them! But they bring me such joy!

I just thought I would share some tidbits about them!! They are my life!!

Chicken Chilaquiles

This recipe we tried the other night and yummy!!!!

1 package flour tortillas, cut into 1-inch strips

1/2 cup veg. oil

2 cups diced/shredded cooked chicken

1 1/2 cups salsa

2 cups shredded moz, or monterey jack cheese

sour cream-if desired

Preheat Oven to 350. Heat oil in large skillet until hot. Cook tortilla strips in hot oil for 30-60 seconds, or until light golden brown: drain on paper towels. In a lightly greased 2 quart baking dish place 1/2 with cooked chicken, 3/4 cup salsa & 1 cup cheese. Repeat with remaining strips, salsa & cheese. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly around the edges. Serve with sour cream if desired. Makes approx. 6 servings



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scripture Sunday

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,

“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;his righteousness endures forever.”
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.
2 Corinthians 9:6-12

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flashback Friday!!

Ok, normally do a "throwback Thursday" but I just didn't have time to get it done! SO I will do a flashback Friday instead!!
This pic of Lo is too cute cause it's like she was just chillin on the floor reading her favorite book!!

And I so remember Bug doing this! She pulled that box over by that toy to sit on it while she was playing!! It's funny how when we see old pics we can remember exactly what happened like it happened an hour ago!! I love memories!!!!

It's that time of the year again!!! And I couldn't be more excited! So is Tip Junkie!! Head on over to her site for some awesome 12 days of Christmas giveways! It's also to celebrate all those mom-preneurs out there(which I hope to become 1 one day soon!) So click her button or head HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Manic Monday!

I have been sooo super busy these days.....

We could be making a 2.5 hour move south to Cincy soon so we are trying to think ahead and go through some things, and start packing now....

PLUS I want Naomi to be in her crib soon(she's currently in a pack and play in my room) so we have to convert the guest room to a nursery, giving my girls a big girl bed in the process! They are now sharing a full size bed, and doing's only the 3rd night.....onto bigger news...


I just can't believe it! I think I am going through postpartum depression a little late. I am so sad that it is going by so quickly that it is honestly making me a little depressed! It just makes me want to have another baby :) :) But the hubby and I never get any alone time so......that won't be happening any time soon......