Friday, July 30, 2010


Sorry for the interruption of delayed blogs. We have been having internet and computer probs.....but my laptop is fixed and we will have internet this coming week, so stay tuned!!! Anywho I thought I better do a quick post while it is working, because who knows how long it will last!!! Since I have been without internet and computer for over a week you may be wondering what I have been doing with all my time??? Besides taking care of the kids and house, just going through those last boxes in the gargage, multiple goodwill donations, making my own iced coffee because the nearest starbucks is 20 minutes away { I know its been pretty hard} and a few other things......

Enjoying the beautiful beach I planted myself a little herb garden
and trying to wear these little ones out!!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

nap time, hot guys, and soap operas.

Yay!! Its Friday!! Since this is one of my favorite days I figured I would post something fun for you guys. See read and have a great day!!!

I love being back at home with my kiddies because well for that reason I love being at home with them and spending a huge amount of time with them......I love being able to tend to our home, cook dinner every{almost} night, and be there for my breadwinner of a husband, but there is one reason why I love being back at home that isn't soooo family oriented. Have you ever heard of a little daytime show known as General Hospital? I have been viewer of soaps {two in particular the one just mentioned and Days of our Lives} for a long time.... no really... a LONG time when I was in elementary school my summer babysitter would watch them during nap time. I was a bit older than the toddlers running around, so that meant I got to stay up and watch the soaps {interesting judgement on her part}. Now that I have kids of my own I am carrying on the tradition...... their nap time is my soap watching time {definitely helps pass the time when folding laundry}. If you are not into the sometimes corny, elaborate storylines or the questionable acting talent then at least catch it for the eye candy and if you do not already know...... shirts of these men do come off on a regular basis.

This is Jason.... "the myserious hi I'm in the mob type"

Yes J. Franco is on there and he is by far the hottest serial killer you will ever meet......
The hot greek prince {elaborate just a tinge}
Hope you enjoyed ladies.....have a fabulous day!!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thankful for Patience {its a hard one to master}

McGlothin Family Nest
As I sit here in our new house, a new town, a new state.....It still doesn't feel real. I can not help, but be extremely thankful for the new path our life has taken. Just a year ago I was commuting 2 hours each way to work, Thomas was applying endlessly for teaching jobs, I was beyond tired, Thomas was very very frustrated....but we still had patience. Thomas is way better at this virtue than I. During our college years and after he was always encouraged me with motivating words to have.......patience. Such a hard thing to master at least for me it is. In college, I learned about "delayed gratification" essentially this psyc term just means patience. The ability to look beyond the here and now, and know that somewhere down the road you will have gratification. College students have to have this in order to see that in a few years they will a degree, mommies to be have to look beyond the nausea, swollen feet, and sleepless nights knowing that in several months they will be holding a beautiful newborn baby. Yes patience is hard. But over these past years my amount of patience has greatly improved.

Moreover {let us also be full in joy now} let us exalt and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unawsering endurance.
Romans 5:3
What is the point of being patient and waiting??? The well known cliche "what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger". Yes we have all heard it, but that is because it is the truth. If we conquer a trial, challenge, hurdle in life with patience and a positive attitude it will only you make you stronger, and more able to overcome the next one. So during those years of communting to college, studying during Tay's naptime, then commuting to work, making ends meet, and much discouragement along the way.....
I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1

Now I am not saying I waited patiently without complaining, wondering when is this going to end, crying many times.....I did all of those things......ALOT. But, as time went on those things became less and less because I realized....he has a plan. And even though, I totally do not get what that plan is or even how it is going happen its there and it will happen. Guess what???? It did. Here's another cliche for ya "Good things come to those who wait"
But if we hope for what is still unseen by us. We wait for it with patience and composure.
Romans 8:25
So today I am thankful for:
11. Thomas being accepted into the Naval Officer Program
12. Finding a house that was move in ready....meaning we
got the keys the day after we found it on craigslist!
13. having supportive parents
14. finishing college
15. a patient husband
16. living 15 minutes away from the beach
17. new opportunities
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We are here!!!

We made it!!! I just found the laptop charger as I was unpacking the hundreds of boxes in our house, so I thought I would give ya'll a little update! We made to Florida Friday and my mom drove through the night on Thursday. And let me tell you it was soooo worth the sleep deprivation. The kids and dog slept for almost the ENTIRE trip it was amazing. So, if you have a long road trip planned in the near future, and have kids grab yourself an iced caramel macchiato and a red bull. Anywho I will have a more entertaining post later this week, so come back!!!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday.

I said in my previous post the List.....that I try to be positive even when well there seems to not be alot of positivity going on. When I start getting in that bah humbug mood I remind myself of the blessings I have in my life big or small. There are always things in life, moments that we can be thankful I will attempt to do Thankful Thursday every Thursday. Hope you will do the same =)

This week I am thankful for:

1. Hearing good news from my dad's doctor.
2. Thomas finding a house for us to move into immediately!
3. actually wish me luck!!!
4. Being back at home with the kiddies full time.
5. the beach and my kids loving the beach as much as I do.
6. sweet tea....enough said.
7. my single {no hubs or babes} friends that still hang out with me and my kids; and we still have plently of stuff in common.
8. Having 2 beautiful healthy kids.
9. being in love with my husband.
10. Prayers......when 2 or more gather. Do it =)

What you are thankful for this week??

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Versatile Blogger

I am so excited!!! I got my first blog award from Jessica over at Mommyhood:Next Right....I lurveeee her blog go read it now!! And thanks again Jessica! One award to-do is to write 7 random things about myself. Thought I would do that tonight, since tomorrow night we are headed to Florida for the long awaited move....yay its finally here!!! Anywho here it is....

7 Random facts about Mrs.R:
1. I want 5 kids.....Thomas wants 2 or 3......don't think the 5 is going to happen.
2. Whenever I make brownies for dessert I eat some for breakfast the next morning.....every morning till they are gone.
3. I love being pregnant and would totally be a surragote.

4. I had Teddy in our bathroom with just me, Tay, and Thomas.....definitely NOT planned we didn't make it to the hospital more on that another day.

5. I have to be high school I was on the volleyball team, lacrosse team, crosscountry, belong to a competitive dance company, worked part time, National honor society, bake club, volunteered on a regular basis. Now looking back I don't know how I did all the crap, and still had a social life. Nonetheless I still LOVE being busy, and will create things for me to do so that I can be busy.

6. Our date night dinner place depends on if they provide a bread basket.....I am obsessed with bread and have been known to eat the whole basket of warm yummy goodness all on my own ;)

7. I really enjoy cleaning. I am serious I love when I go to someone's house and they have laundry needing to be folded or dishes to be done.....weird I know.

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From Marriage to Motherhood
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Cartilage Growth made my day.

My dad had a doc appointment.....and as you might of guessed we got good news!!! Let me give a little bit of background. Most should know my dad has terminal lung cancer. Well he also has a huge tumor on his neck. Not only was {has shrunk a bit from treatment} it huge, but it had destroyed most of the bone, cartilage, and vertebrates that hold your neck and head together {sorry for the graphic description}. The doc said using alot more medical terms than I will ever know, that basically the little thread that was holding everything together could...well....break at any moment and we all know what that would mean.
This finding came a day after his cancer diagnoses.....needless to say we were all a bit overwhelmed....and scared. My dad had to wear a neck brace everyday ALL day and night and couldn't drive {he was still working at a job he had been at for over 20 yrs. that he LOVES}. But then, yesterday he as I already told you had a doc appointment and the CT scan on his neck showed cartilage growth where the doctor had said there was barely nothing holding his head and neck together. Hooray!!! I never thought I would be soooo happy in my life for cartilage growth. Just to understand my excitement a bit more according to the doc new growth was not even an option, but it happened! So what does this mean???? No more brace, he can drive, cleared to go back to work!!!!!!!!! And as for the cancer.....right now the chemo did its job and it is not spreading just dormant for right now hopefully it stays that way for a while. Anyways, I am just so excited we have been waiting for some kind of good news. And, it makes so very happy to know that my dad can be comfortable again, drive again, and go back to a job he loves. I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!!
Oh and did I mention thank you God!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

hello solids bye bye cleavage

Any mama who has breastfed may know what I am talking about. I have always been on the less than full side when it comes to my cup size {small B cup to be exact}. And, I really didn't care that much about having less than impressive boobies. But then, I got preggers, had a babe, and a day later my milk came in. It hurt like hell, but after the pain subsided.....I realized my cups
runneth over in just one night!!! It was like having a free boob job. I have to be honest I was pretty excited with the consequence of breastfeeding. I never ever thought I would have the honor of putting on a C cup!!!!!!!!!! It was pure bliss. Then the baby grew and needed something other than breastmilk to fill her hungry tummy.

Hello solids bye bye cleavage. What a sad day.

But lucky me I got pregnant again. And sure enough a day after baby was born my milk arrived, and so did my C cup. HOORAY!!! But once again baby grew, and my full bust slowly dwindled down to.......well lets just say they aren't C cups anymore. Since I am being totally honest. I don't even know what size I am. I have been avoiding that trip to Victoria Secrets to have the pink measuring tape wrapped around my barely there bust. NO. I do not want to do it. It definitely won't be a C or a B.....hey I will probably get lucky if I get an A. Yes ladies I have still been wearing my too big for me bras.....because I am dreading that day to walk into Vic's Secret, and them direct to the training bra section in Walmart.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Mommyhood Memo

The Mommyhood Memos

You know your life has changed when.......
a fun "night out" is going grocery shopping by yourself
once the kids are in bed and the hubs is home to stay with them.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

our weekend.

Happy Monday everyone!! Teddy is down for his morning nap, and Tay is at her first day of dance camp, so I thought I better get a post in while I have a few free moments. It was our last weekend in Virginia until we drive down to the beautful state of Florida {Thursday evening}. Which will be our home for the next 2 years. Me and the kids did alot of lounging around, enjoyed the rainy weather, as well as a few other things.....

I made and ate some homemade peach cobbler

once I perfect the recipe I will post. It was very yummy,

but there are a few adjustments I want to make first.

I bought this Stella&Dot necklace.

{they were having sale I had to take advantage}

we also ate some gyros......delish!!!

What a wonderful way to start off
my Sunday =)

We ate some yummy lunch after church and it had some pretty views......

They love to take pictures can you tell?

Not much happened. But it was a nice.relaxing.uneventful. weekend.

Just what I needed. How was your weekend?

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Friday, July 9, 2010

the List

Since I just started this blog, and some may not know our story......
I figured I would fill you in with our
It definately has not been easy{that is an understatement}
If I were to type our story which started when I was 14 it would
take hundreds of pages and you would definately stop reading
by paragraph two. Instead, I will save you the boredom and your time.
I shall do a little summary for ya, and a little fast forwarding.
Even better I will make one of my favorite things.....a

1. The end of my freshman year of college

We find out we are pregnant with Tay {unexpected blessing}
One month later Thomas's dad was in a diabetic coma
5 months into pregnancy he passed away=(

2. New beginnings came in April 2006 with the birth of our daughter Taylor.

3. Me and Thomas Henry both continued our
college careers....commuting
him 2 hrs me 1hr.

4. We both graduated college in June 2008 {YAY} and
announced we were preggers with baby #2 {expected blessing}

5. Thomas applied for teaching jobs that summer, but with the
recession on the horizon no such luck.....he resorted to another
year as a substitute teacher and I statyed home.

6. Janurary 2009 we welcomed our son Theodore into
the world.

7. With the money being tight and recession well in bloom I
decided to apply for jobs
{plus we desperately wanted to move}

8. Got the job! But it was 2 hrs away
easy solution: Thomas would get a job there
and we would move.

9. Thomas didn't get a teaching job, so no moving
for us I continued commuting to my far away job.

10. In the summer Thomas tells me he wants to apply to be
a Naval officer......and not just that but a Pilot.
July 4th, 2009 he proposes to me!

11. September 27th, 2009 we get married!!! {finally}

12. November 2009 he gets the acceptance letter!!

13. Feburary 2010 Thomas gets the call he is leaving late March
for Officer Candidate School{hooray}....all the while I am still commuting

mommy guilt has deeply set in.


14. two weeks later my dad finds out he has terminal lung cancer
who lives in Virginia....we are in Cali.

15. Two weeks after Thomas leaves me, our dog, and the kids pack
all {most} of our clothes, and fly to Virginia to spend time,
try to relief stress, help out my mom
and dad with everything.

16. June 2010 Thomas proud of him!!!
and next week we will be moving to Florida
to begin a new road in our journey.

So, there is us hopefully I was able to keep you during that long list!!! It has definately been a challenging, extremely difficult, but a wonderful journey. Somehow we celebrated being together for 8 years this year {almost married for one}, graduated college, and have two beautiful children. The powers that be {for me that's God} were definately watching out for us. When times began to get unbearable hopeless even.....somehow we got through them, and I managed to stay positive knowing we would eventually get a break. We finally did. But, not without some really hard work and dedication. My mom always says the best things in life are usually the ones you have to work for the most for.....words to live by in my book I have experienced it first hand.

Staying positive its a challenging do you do it???


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What's in your bag

One of my fave blogs The Tarr Pit is doing a blog hop right now on
"What's in your bag"
Since I recently got a new bag, and combined both my purse and diaper bag
into one, I thought what a great way to showcase my new lovely bag
This is her

and the the pink

all the stuffFirst let's take a looksie at Teddy's things.....
Teddy's Items:

which I am currently just using as a diaper holder

  • diaper wipes
  • a nylon bib {if you haven't tried these you NEED too}
  • Teddy's shoes
  • Sunblock
  • sunblock sample

{this stuff is the best for your baby's

bum natural and smells good}

My things are many:

Lisa's Items:

  • keys
  • pen
  • sunglasses
  • a random huge rhinestone ring
  • tampon {don't just love being a girl}
  • my Starbucks REUSABLE cup....

go get yourself one right now!

  • tide pen {works like magic}
  • sunblock
  • wallet
  • mints
  • phone
  • Bare minerals makeup case I got

from QVC yes I shop there {occasionally}

  • loose change

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

babyhood to toddlerhood.

Teddy is definately making{MADE} this transition....and FAST might I add. I guess it goes by fast for everyone, but geez the babyhood stage the second time around felt like it barely even happened. Maybe it had to do with the fact that 3 months after Teddy was born I started working at a wonderful non-profit that was a 2 hour way. Life was crazy the first year of his life.....with my far away job and Thomas Henry{I do not call my hubs this in real life but in blogging world I shall I've always wanted to and he would not respond to this if I tried his first name is Thomas and middle is Henry he goes by just Thomas} applying, getting accepting, and waiting for the Naval officer program. Hectic to say the least. Yes babyhood:

  • late night feedings

  • pureed peas

  • swaddeling

  • spit-up

is long gone and has been for a while. I have just recently came to this realization, since I've been back home and had some time to actually take a breath. But now I definately want time to slow down....ALOT please. Teddy has fully entered Toddlerhood:

  • walking

  • talking {baby talk mostly}

  • eating big people food

  • the word NO

  • on the verge of potty training.....

it amazes me that a baby

can grow into a walking, talking little human
in just 18 months

So any tips on how to slow everything down?? Please share your words of wisdom ;)

Summer To-Do's

Even though, back to school supplies are making their appearance I still wanted to post my summer to do list......yes I have a summer to do list you will quickly learn I am a list person blame it on my type A personality I just can't help here it is:

1. Go to the beach

2. Read at least 3 books.....this one, and another, and the last one

3. Start sewing.....again

4.Swim lessons for the kids

5.Potty train Teddy {he has been ready for a while but with so much going on traveling/moving/etc I decided to wait till we are settled in our new place}

6. Go camping here

7. Get more organized {this mainly pertains to our bedroom closets}

8. Daily walks with the kids and dog

9. Finish decorating Tay and Teddy's room { ahhhh this has been been an area of much discussion between me and the mister we will leave this area of procrastination in my life for another post}

10. Have a full out picnic...picnic basket included at the park

So what is everyone's plans/hopes/goals for the summer???

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I've blog stalked for a while now, but could just never find the time to start my own. Now that I am back at being a full time SAHM {WooHoo} I think I have a bit more time to devote to a blog. And, not to mention I love to write, and have been in desperate need of a creative I guess this will be it! Also, the fam and friends can be in the know of the Rossiter happenings since we are in the process of moving from Cali to Florida as I write this!!! So, I hope you enjoy reading my blog which will be about all kinds of things..... just to name a few marriage, cooking, decorating, life, God, party planning, shopping, oh and not to mention these two perfect angels......