Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where is the Sunblock?

This is the question I had to ask myself as my children are pleading to go outside first thing today.

I put the last of what we had on the kiddo's yesterday afternoon. Now I know I picked up that great two pack knowing that this day would come. Now if I could only remember what I did with it. I sent Scott running to the Van....

And there it sat on the floor. I guess I had let it slip my mind that I took it with us to Andre's party last weekend. We slathered the kids with Sunblock and they were out the door. The backyard is where we spent the rest of the day! I am happy to say that I'm starting to get a tan. I spent most of my younger years very brown and it really doesn't take much once I decide to get over the heat and lay out a few days in a row and I'm set for the summer. It might take me a bit longer than that this year. My legs really haven't seen the sun since the pre-baby days, but with my plan in mind to look like I did the Summer before I had my son. By mid July I should be looking good.

Extra Extra Read all about it!

My girls were both given my great skin. My baby girls are both brown, brown, brown! While my Sweet Avery has Scott's skin if it wasn't for the Sunblock the boys would both be red like lobsters.

Breaking News....

Not only was there a photo taken of me today, but a photo of Bella and Myself. Now she can look back and say " See I had a MOM, I'm not an Orphan"

I make a point to never be in photos. I'm always the one taking them, but I'm trying really hard to change. Who knows maybe by the end of the Summer there will be at least one of me with all my children!

Until Next Time,
Just MOM

Dear Aunt Flow

My Dear Sweet Aunt Flow,

I'm writing in regards to your most recent visit. Once upon a time I might have enjoyed or maybe enjoyed the idea of you. Now that I have 3 children and no plan on having anymore why must you return? Better yet why did you visit twice this month? You Scare my Children, Family and Friends. Plus you come with no warning.

Next time you decide to stop by please do not bring along the following...

Mood Swings
Food Cravings (There isn't enough Chocolate or Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips in the world)

If you are able to obied by my "rules" I might allow you to keep stopping by every month for the next 20+ years. I just ask that you keep your stay to 7 days or less and only come once a month. My housekeeping is starting to lack and your making it impossible to stay on a diet.

Just remember to not over stay your welcome and leave your baggage at home!

Until Next Month,
Just MOM

PS. If only I was as happy and looked as good as this women did when you are here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Komo News 4 and my Sweet Baby Andre

Everyone should check this out.

TACOMA, Wash. -- Baby Andre Mosesly is only 2 years old, but he already understands what it's like to be in serious pain. Andre was born with an infections smile and a kidney disease. His kidneys failed to clean his blood or remove toxins and fluids, so surgeons removed them.Baby Andre handles his daily dialysis sessions like a pro. With a little help from mom, who distracts him during the painful procedure, he manages to stomach the treatment even grownups dread. "The last two years he's been in the hospital almost every single day," said Korbett Mosesly, his father. At his young age, Andre is about to get a second chance at life. In two weeks his mother will give him one of her own kidneys. "It just means I'm going to have a normal baby," said mother Andra Mosesly. "That's the most important part is that my son will be able to play in the water, and take a bath and do the things normal kids do."Giving Andre a chance to live a normal life will solve just one of Moseslys' worries. The mounting bills have left them clinging to the one thing they still have -- hope. "We don't have anything. We don't have anything," said Korbett. Both Korbett and Andra have taken medical leave. Dad even quit college four credits shy of a degree. Between dialysis, driving to the hospital and rearing their two other children, there's not much time left for work. "Next month we're not going to have any income and, as scary as it sounds, I know it'll be OK," said Korbett. But the reality of family's struggles are apparent, even to Andre. The boy already knows things no 2-year-old should have to learn. He can even say the word "hemodialysis."Children's Hospital is covering Andre's medical expenses. Anyone who wishes to help the Moseslys with other expenses can donate online.

and the Video

Monday, June 23, 2008

How in the world did our children...

Learn to walk without this?

Okay so now I have seen it all. Do people really buy this kind of stuff?

Call me old fashioned, but I taught my kids how to walk or should I say they learned on their own. Someone posted on a website that this was a must have for "Teaching" your child how to walk.

Can someone, anyone tell me how all 3 of my kiddo's learned how to walk without this. Better yet how did I learn how to walk?

What will they come up with next?
Until Next Time,
I got a phone call from a friend after she had taken a minute to read this post. I guess I still need something like this. Yes, because there isn't a day that goes by that I don't trip, stumble or fall over my own two feet. With that being said I guess I never really "learned" how to walk.

Extra Extra Read All About It

As most of you know I'm planning on homeschooling my children. While at the Homeschool convention a few weekends back. My mother having the best idea in the whole world ( NOT ) signed me up to sell books. I guess its a way to make some extra cash and earn great books for the kids. Most everyone that is reading this knows me and are now wondering how in the heck I'm going to sell something! I know I'm still trying to figure it out. You all know about those candle, basket and whatever everyone else is trying to sell parties? The ones that I try my hardest to always get out of. I get to host them, tons of them. I'm guessing more than I even want to think about at that point. So if you are a true friend of mine you wont make me have a party. You will buy then online right from my very own website! Maybe I will have online book parties, or at least that is what I will call them.

After trying to figure out what I am going to use that extra money on.
My first idea was to make it my tattoo fund. Then I was thinking about putting it back into my children's education.Even if I don't do that they will have everything they need. Then the little light bulb went on in my head...
It's our Virginia Vacation Fund!!!

As most everyone knows our dear friends just moved there. Every penny that I make selling those WONDERFUL books will help us go to VIRGINIA next SUMMER!!!!

I'll post a blog later this week with all the info!

Until Next Time,
Just MOM

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sweet Baby Andre

I was sent this today from my best friend Andra. Who will be giving her Son Andre life a second time July 9 2008. If you would like to know more about Baby Andre and his amazing life or to learn more about Organ Donation. Please feel free to email me.

Oh there were also great pictures that I was unable to post here. So if you would like to see the original message just let me know.

Thanks for Reading,
Just MOM

This Saturday is Andre's Party! He is Two years old. His Brothers are Kaisean(5) and Deanon(4). He was born with a Kidney disease, congenital nephrotic syndrome, and after 1 year of surgeries and albumin infusions three hours a day 7 days a week at Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital we had to remove his kidneys. Since Andre has no Kidneys he has been doing hemo-dialysis 5-6 days a week at Seattle Children's Hospital awaiting Transplant.

If it were your son and family . . .

what would you do?

As a father faced with something I cannot change, I've done the best I could and changed the things I can. Including changing my community. I've given a lot through Message Magazine and anywhere I could, hoping the more I gave the more I wo uld be successful and provide for my family. Andre has given me broad shoulders, cause nothing that I can go through can compare to what he must. What I have to teach my boys is that no matter what the must keep moving with there dreams and be happy. I met another mother thats daughter past away from kidney disease, yesterday. A hard reminder of how serious kidney disease can be. Mothers and Father aren't supposed to outlive thier kids. I remember the Dr. saying often if we don't do this surgery, line placements, nephrectomy, Andre will die. . . Now how does that sound, "He's one years old". I told them "my wife didn't give birth to a kidney disease, his name is Andre, he's my little boy, what do we got to do". On July 9th Andre will have a kidney disease from my wife, Andra and it will be a success, but Andre will have many surgeries in his life and need a little extra to grow. He is my blessing! A singer, dancer, thinker, tough, destined to solve problems in the world. He is funny, intellegent, a real talker, love to hug, and says hi to most every one he sees.

I need your help! . . . and I'm willing to pay back your support by working to build a better community. That is my offer that I have a proven ability to do so. Help me take care of a trying time with my family and I'll give you me. Here's what Iv'e done this year for my community.

printed 15 editions of Message Magazine to "inspire, educate, and promote growth" on issues from homelessness, to donating/volunteering, supporting community events and family activities. To many examples to name but printed well over 100,000 copies. Supported small businesses and social/community issues. Organized Men in Action 125 men of color to address issues that affect men in our community. Started a Message Magazine Young Writers Challenge rewarding y oung writers (our first winner wrote about a young girl from the Gaza strip). Highlighted many young writers. Volunteered time to help out creative tacoma, drug free communities campaign, disporportianate minority contact, and other events. Worked with youth in our area to build a youth led media magazine they plan to release in September. Conected with Washington Society of CPA's, to give high school student money for writen about saving money, we awarded over 1,000 dollars to high school students last week. Working to organize a community rebuilding campaign with MLK housing in a week long campaign fixing windows, fences, painting, and yard work. Discuss topics about legislation, education, and oppotunities to youth. Created a youth magazine last summer with Youth. Helped promote the Pierce County Jail Forum. . . . I've been doing my part and still made my family first reading books, involved in their school, coaching soccer, . . . doing my best.

I've been giving! Now I'm asking for your support! Please Send and In-kind Donation to the Mosesly Family 1915 South L St. Tacoma, WA 98405 or Come by this Saturday at Peoples Park as we celebrate Andre's upcomming transplant donate and meet our family. I put together a free event for the community with entertainment, music, a 40ft blow-up obstacle course for Kids, fire truck and special appearances.

My offer again is support my family and I will continue to give the community everything I can . . .

I have alot more to give, thats why God Gave me broad shoulders, not literally, but I will never give up, I will make a difference!



What if it were your son or Daughter?

Korbett Mosesly
Executive Director/Publisher
Message Magazine Group, LLC
1516 Commerce St.

Tacoma, Wa 98402
www. PierceCountyMessage. com

"Inspire, educate, and promote growth"
Message Magazine is a regional monthly publication. We print over 10,000 copies for the people of Tacoma-Pierce County.

visit us online at: www.
piercecountymessage. com

Check out Message Magazine on youtube http://www. youtube. com/user/MessageMagazine

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Love Hugs Prayers and Good Wishes

About 12 hours from now.
Tracy and my girls will be on a plane headed back home. The Boys are driving across county seeing the sights and enjoying some quality guy time together.

So tonight I sit and I pray.
For a safe and sane flight all the way home.
Keep the boys safe while they drive.
I hope that tomorrow everyone wakes up well and rested for their long journey.

We love you all so much and wish you the best.

Missing you already,
Just MOM

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saying Goodbye....

But trying to remember that it isn't forever.

Very dear friends of ours are moving back home to Virgina in less than 2 days.
I have said goodbye to other's before, but for some reason this one hit me really hard. I have never met such an amazing family and what a wonderful women she is. I wish that there were more people in the world like her. At the same time that is what makes her so special. Tracy we love you so much!

They will be missed, but I need to remember that it isn't forever and we will see them again.


Watch out Virgina cause here we come! Summer 2009

Until Next Time,
Just MOM

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

High Heeled Shoes and Speed Stick! Swimming in a Sea of LEGO's

Lets take it from the beginning.

Bella got a really cute pair of Sparkly Red High Heels and while I was trying to apply band aids to all of the "boo boo's" that had been caused from those great shoes. Chloe decided to get into things in the bathroom without my knowledge. Picture this Bella yelling "fix my feet, I must be fancy" while I chase Chloe around who is now laughing so hard she cant even run straight trying to get her to stop so I can remove the speed stick from her mouth.

The whole time Avery has no idea what is going on because he cant take his eyes off the Sea of Lego's on the table. Since we got home yesterday with his new "big boy" Lego's he has been building non stop. We just did our own episode "Cribs" in photo's for this blog.

( Thank you Tracy & Co. he really does love them)

I'm off to work on the never ending river of laundry.

Until Next Time,

Friday, June 6, 2008

I should be doing something other than....

Reading other people's blogs and writing yet another one for today.

Maybe its because I feel I need to do things in 2's today.

I just made my second pot, yes pot not cup of coffee. I just started to dry the second load of laundry for the day.

While I sit here thinking about my caffeine addiction and how I should at the very least cut back. I cant help but wonder how in the heck to make my back porch look more beautiful and less like a Indian reservation. (forgive me father) I know that isn't the best way to put it, but that is how I think it looks. There are toys everywhere and I mean everywhere. Our ugly grass grows out of control its only been 5 days since it was last cut and it needed it cut 2 days ago.

Now I'm thinking that my blogging and doing things in 2's is borderline OCD. Maybe I should make an appointment. Maybe I'll skip that step and just ask for the padded room.

The Baby is eating Cheerios off the floor. No Mom I didn't just leave them there for her to eat. In fact when I took her out of the high chair there weren't any on the floor at all. They were stuck all over her rear end I figured that the dog would take care of it for me. Well they are falling off and shes eating them. I don't think she has sat down yet so they are close enough to clean and OK to eat.

WOW could I be anymore white trash?
White Trash Baby Momma addicted to coffee with OCD allows child to eat off the floor.

With all of that said.... I'm going to go put clothes away.

Until Next Time,
Just Mom

Funny Things from Yesterday in Pictures

Bella decided that she would rather sleep in the "tube". So she took her nap in it yesterday.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!

In a car seat

My kids are crazy, but that's why we love them. I'm just guessing that's why you love them too!

Until Next Time,

Just Mom

Thursday, June 5, 2008

What is a girl to do?

It's Thursday already and I haven't done a single thing is this darn house of mine.

Over the weekend we painted the walls the very most perfect shade of yellow. Thank you April at Parker Paint and yes you were right. Now I just need to find something else to cover that nice hole above my fireplace. So my oh so beautiful rug can go into my kitchen where it belongs. I have an even better idea maybe we could patch the hole, and then I wont have to find something large enough to cover it!

So it's not even 9am yet. I have done 2 loads of laundry the kids have all had breakfast twice. I am on my second cup of coffee. I decided to take a run up to the second floor to check out the playroom. A place that I try not to step foot into the room is covered with land mines ( matchbox cars ) and other great things to step on. I have no clue as to what to do in that room. It looks like a bomb has gone off. Too bad there isn't a team of people you can call to help with relief efforts. How would one search for that. Google? Maybe the yellow pages?
"playroom disaster clean-up"
This is how I picture it....
A bunch of people sitting around answering frantic phone calls from thousands of mothers all around the globe who's husband is about to come home and you just know that the question will be asked " What did you all do today"? So all women and children are in a hurry to make sure everything looks like it did before he left. Maybe there will be a number you can dial like 411.
So I pick up the phone dial 123 and the line is ringing.....

" Playroom disaster hotline, whats your emergency"?

At this point they dispatch a cleaning crew. I'm told for an extra fee they will do children's bedrooms as well. If there is time.... A Chloe bomb just went off now there are toys all over the stairs. I wonder if that was included in my yearly fee to Playroom Disaster Inc. ? I wonder if any of their crew is skilled in home repairs?

Oh if that were only possible... I think every house wife and stay at home mom would be set. Just think about never having to pick up a toy again!

I would love to finish that off with Hubby walking into a clean house where all the children are happy and all smiles with a home cooked meal on the table and a pie cooling in the window.


Now that my hopes are up for a cleaning crew. I will turn into that crew myself once I figure out when I want to do something today.

Now for Kiddo News

Avery has two new dirt bike toys that he cant seem to stop playing with.

Bella cant wait until her party she is still trying to figure out how she is going to be 4.

Chloe well shes Chloe sweet as always. She got a new pair of shoes that she never wants to take off.

Well 4 cups of coffee later and a bit of make believe I am off to get this party started... If you want to call cleaning a party.

Until next time,
Just Mom