Wondering Where I’ve Been?

I feel like I can’t catch a break. I thought once football/cheer season was over that I’d be back at this blogging thing. I have a lot lined up for Holiday Palooza and nothing has gotten done. To my sponsors…I’m sorry. To my readers, I’m sorry. A lot of the reviews have giveaways and I even have 2 BIG giveaways that will be going up next week…so keep an eye out 😉

But, here is what has been going on and I’m by no way making excuses, this just how my life works. The last weekend of football/cheer was November 9th. Jeffery’s team won the championship and Jaylin’s cheer squad walked away with 1st place! This weekend was the start of our household going downhill…real quick. Saturday night, after we got home from Jeffery’s championship game…Jaylin got sick. This is the night before her competition so I doctored her up the best I could and got her plenty of sleep. She wasn’t feeling 100% but made it through the competition the next day. Monday, Jeffery ended up sick…so did Justin. Stomach bug had hit us…and hit us HARD. With 5 kids in the house, it’s impossible to keep it from spreading from person to person…some of us even got it twice. It was a nightmarish couple of weeks. Then, when I think we’re all in the clear…I get hit with a chest cold (Jeff swears it’s bronchitis but I refuse to go to the doctor). Then on top of my sickness, Jaxon ended up with an ear infection so I was in the ER with him on Monday (that story alone is a nightmare and a half considering my first stop was a MedExpress and they SUCKED!) and back to the doctor today for a follow up to get a referral to an ENT so we can get tubes put in.

Now I’m sitting here…STARTING to feel better so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get more done. I have about a hundred emails to answer…and I wish that was an exaggeration but it’s not. I have this huge pile of products to get reviews written, giveaways done and plus still take care of my kiddos. So here’s to hoping nothing else happens in this house to delay me any more. It’s too close to Christmas for this to happen.

To end this on a good note, here are a few pictures from the past month. Championships and of course baby pictures.

Jeffery tested for his "Shadow"/"Qualifying" belt in November (I also got my Red belt)

Jeffery tested for his “Shadow”/”Qualifying” belt in November (I also got my Red belt)

Champions!!! Jeffery with his coach after the championship game (it was a nail-biter and we come from behind to tie the game and won in overtime!)

Champions!!! Jeffery with his coach after the championship game (it was a nail-biter and we come from behind to tie the game and won in overtime!)

The junior Champions!!!

The junior Champions!!!

My boys are growing up!!!

My boys are growing up!!!

Happy baby, he's almost 4 months old now!

Happy baby, he’s almost 4 months old now!

This is going on my truck. My kids are a part of 3 of those championships! Jaylin one last year and one this year and Jeffery one this year :)

This is going on my truck. My kids are a part of 3 of those championships! Jaylin one last year and one this year and Jeffery one this year 🙂

My champion cheerleader!!!

My champion cheerleader!!!

My very sick Justin last month :(

My very sick Justin last month 🙁

We had a beautiful snow storm! Unfortunately for me I had to drive in it (across a mountain) shortly after it started. I was happy to get home later that day. I love the snow, just now driving in it.

We had a beautiful snow storm! Unfortunately for me I had to drive in it (across a mountain) shortly after it started. I was happy to get home later that day. I love the snow, just now driving in it.

Jaxon at the pharmacy waiting on his antibiotics...he just looks horrible.

Jaxon at the pharmacy waiting on his antibiotics…he just looks horrible.

About Jackie

Jackie is a stay at home mom to five wonderful children, 4 boys and a girl ages from infant to 10 years old. Her life is anything but calm, most days it's pure mayhem. You can follow her on twitter @monkey_mayhem
Jackie Staples