Sunday, June 14, 2009

Masey Man is 2!!!

And now onto the happy things in life that dont involve lies and deceit!!

Mason Michael Nye is 2!!

I cannot BELIEVE its been 2 years since I had my 3rd baby boy....actually, he turned 2 on Monday, June 8th.....and Im just now able to sit down for more than 5 minutes at a time to post about it, lol!! Thats what happens when you have a 2 year old!! :) Hes such a stud - talks ALL the time, sometimes incesintly! And smart?! I tell ya....the kid does things that suprise us every day - things you wouldn't think a 2 year old could do alone! Takes apart computers, helps daddy work on the car, uses his vacuum to help mama vacuum the house.....just an all around joy to have! We had a nice little celebration at home Monday night.....a few friends over for 'sgetti (Mases favy dinner!!) and cake - he played until he could barely move at the park with his big brothers and some of our friends' kids, in fact I think he slept in wicked late Tuesday morning after a busy day of playing as the birthday boy!!



Lies, deceipt and disgust....

.....some of you know I have a select few blogs I follow on a daily basis - those are referenced to the right of each of my posts, with links anyone can click on to view. Recently, I found that the "April Rose" blog that I have followed for months now, was a blog filled with lies. Lies about a non-existent baby with Trisomy 13.....a Christian woman who was unmarried and pregnant, carving her path once again with the Lord as she looked for forgiveness for being pregnant and unmarried. She blogged her struggles with the Christian community being unwilling to accept her with her circumstances, she solicited prayers and support falsely through a community of readers and "friends" that were %110 willing to give it.

To those who I asked for prayers and support, I both thank you and apologize. I feel like Ive been duped, taken advantage of and naive all in the same respect. Ive included this woman and her fictional child in my nightly prayers for quite some time now. Ive emailed her on countless occasions offering support and a "shoulder" to cry or lean on via the virtual world online......its sickening to think that one person could lie about something so emotional.....and touch many people who are struggling with such a thing truly in their own lives. Sick....just sick. Nonetheless, my apologies to the few readers I have specific to my blog - I am naive and did not mean to spread my naivity to you all.....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Nothing new to post - still here - still surviving. :) Ill have more to post soon Im sure. Tonight, however, I am in search of my Labs that have been missing since last night when the kids didn't latch the gate properly. We are a wreck. We've done nothing but search for them today, make signs, call the shelters, call vets and plain just worry. Pray they return safely - the Nye5 is a somber house right now.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Please pray

As some of you know, I follow a blog from a family Ive never met, and likely never will. Their blog is about their sweet, little daughter - KayleighAnne Freeman who has struggled and clung to life since her first I had a chance to catch up on the past few days, only to find that Kayleigh has taken a turn for the worst. Please take a moment and click on the button to your right, and read through their recent trials with Kayleigh's health. Unfortunately, the outcome is not looking good at all. In fact, it sounds as though she will not return to a healthy parent should have to go through as much as the Freemans have, but as we all know God does not give us too much to handle at once. That being said, when you say your prayers tonight or while you're in church tomorrow, please say a prayer for Kayleigh. Ask for strength and health. Ask the Lord to help her parents make it through this time right now - ask for Him to give them strength as they face the possibility of making the worst decision in the world - to have to lose their daughter in the earthly form and allow God to take her home. I sit here and sob to myself as my heart aches from them, just aches as I know they are in the most pain a parent can feel. Please, please pray for them and for sweet, little miss KayleighAnne Freeman....she truly is a miracle from God.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sometimes the stress of it all....

.....just makes me want to crawl into a corner and hide, though the real world does not let you do so.

I have always giggled (not maliciously of course) when I've received emails or invitations from friends and other family members who "blog". Never thinking I, myself, would be a blogger - I would bookmark said blogs and follow each in efforts to keep up with those close to me. Recently, as I follow blogs of people I don't know and may not ever meet I find myself putting my feet in the shoes of some fellow bloggers. One in particular makes me ache inside and wish I could reach out into the real world and offer my physical support, care and shoulder for her tears. There is a link to her blog ("Praying for April Rose") on the right hand side of my blog should you find yourself interested in reading up on 'B' and her unborn April Rose. That being said, tonight as I navigated my way to her site looking for an update, I found myself immersed in her writings about her feelings regarding her unborn baby girl and her thoughts/feelings and perspective about the Lord. I found myself thinking of several things while I read through her most recent post from today. One of those being how when I think things are at the worst they could be for me and mine - compared to someone else, it is truly not so bad. 'B', is currently being told she may never have the chance EVERY mother should have - holding her newborn child for the first time post leaving the womb. Her daughter faces many challenges with her health both inside the womb and outside should the Lord allow her the chance to live on Earth. While I feel as though things in my world are at their worst, I know my life and our circumstances could be much worse. I ache inside for 'B'. While I've never been faced with the same trials and testing of my faith, many of you know I went through something along the same lines. I have my own angel baby in heaven that the Lord chose to bring home to him. That being the case, it brings up the second thing I found myself mulling over while I read through 'B's blog tonight. She speaks of praying for a miracle and how that is somewhat vague in terms of what "her" miracle (s) are. She broke things down into what she believes she wants for both her and April Rose. And as I read through her testament, I found myself questioning those things I pray for. I pray for different things each night and I have a set (as I like to call them) of prayers that are a constant each day/night that I speak to Him about. I found myself wondering if the things that I ask/request/pray for are also too vague. I have asked for my own miracles and even then most likely didn't put my faith/heart into those prayers as I'm not even sure I believe in the theory of miracles or maybe that my requests are far more than a miracle. As I have spent the last 9-12mths of my life trying to figure out my relationship with Him, I've come to realize that during that time I've never really fully given myself to Him. I know He can see into my heart and knows who I truly am inside. But it hit me tonight just like that "ton of bricks" cliche' everyone says.....that I still feel lost at times when it comes to my relationship with Him because I've never given myself to Him, wholeheartedly and %100. I believe I've told myself that I thought I had, but deep down I never did. I put up a facade and apparently a convincing one at that because I managed to pull the wool over my own eyes, lol.

Most of you who know me, know I didn't grow up in a super religious family. My grandmother, who recently passed away suddenly, was a very religious person. We would go to church on the Sundays we "happened" to be with her and on all major holidays. But that was basically all the religion I was exposed to as a child. That being the case, I have ALWAYS believed in Him - but never truly pushed myself to form a relationship with Him outside of the forced trips to church I attended with my parents. And now as I grow older and gain wisdom, I find myself searching for that special relationship with him that I never had growing up. I guess another cliche' comes to mind with regard to that; Better late than never. Anyways, long rambling short - I've worked on my own and have begun to form my relationship with the Lord and by way of reading 'B's blog, I think I have found the way to my own personal relationship with Him. So, B, should you ever read through my ramblings here, please know that I thank you. Your willingness to share your life and beliefs have helped to point me in the direction that I have needed to make my way into the relationship with Him that I have known I needed......

Whew....that was alot and it took me forever to type all this out, lol. I think the above post is the most I've ever written about my thoughts regarding church and religion. I believe that I'm still the same person I've always been and will continue to be - my heart and soul, however, are going through some changes - a make over of sorts - and I think that this new found relationship will only better my growth as a person/adult. So to those who have read this far, thank you. Tonights post was brought on by a multitude of different stressors that I am faced with, many that can be fixed only by myself and my own choices - but it truly took my reading through anothers trials to see some things that were likely sitting right in front of me the whole time.

So I will end my long winded post by saying that I am very grateful for my family, my husband, all my friends, the things I have been provided with each day and for Him. For His ways, His reasons and for the stregnth He helps to give me each day.

Good night all. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

The Nye5

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A lovely weekend indeed!! :)

My sister and her kids stayed the night with us last night....woke up to all the kids' hustle and bustle today, lol.....some might be annoyed - I, on the other hand, had a nice nights sleep so it was ok to wake up to all 5 of them looking for breakfast. :) We all hung out today and did as little as was very enjoyable. Loud and relaxing, lol - if thats even possible....hehehe.

The Nye5 hopes you all had a nice, relaxing weekend as well!! :) Thanks for reading!!

The Nye5

Friday, March 27, 2009

TGIF Baby!!

TGIF = Woohooo!!

Thank goodness this week is over. I've had massive headaches most of the week. Its been about 3 months since Ive had a spell like this. Unfortunately, this is about right on schedule for what I deal with headache wise.....

J was out of school this week and B had half days....both are off all next week. So do you know what THAT means??!!?? Mama Nye gets to sleep in and I don't have to get up to take B into school!! Thank God for small miracles, lol!! hehehehe....I appreciate the small things in life in case you haven't noticed. teehee

Other than that, this week has been fairly uneventful. The regular schedule with the kids and their activities. Baseball season is just around the corner, so we spent some time preparing for that. Big Papa Pually will, of course, be coaching B's 6th grade team. And this year J is doing the T-Ball!! Yay! He's been talking about it ALL year long, lol.....hes absolutely stoked to play. Hes watched B play for the last 2 years and was beside himself when he found out that this year he could play too. :) However, for us that means very little time for the Nye5 at home! 2 kids playing = practice twice weekly for both kids, PLUS the games.....Im sure with my luck each will be offest on their days, so we'll likely have to be somewhere every day for one of their team requirements, from now 'till June Im going to be a busy momma! Living the "soccer" mom lifestyle, in the life of baseball rather than soccer! Baseball mom lifestyle, here I come! Im just excited for the boys. :) They love this time of does big Papa Pually. :) Hes a big kid at heart - so this time of year is when he shines the most. :)

Hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend! Ill try to post something between now and the end of the weekend if I can.....thanks to those who follow our somewhat boring blog, lol!! We're just your everyday, family of 5 with not a whole lot going on, teehee!!

The Nye5

Monday, March 23, 2009


Today is big papa Nye's 35th birthday!! Woohoo!! If any of you are on his Facebook - stop by and wish him well so we know he is loved!! :)

He gets his favy dinner made tonight, by yours truly. This year he has chosen my famous breaded chicken fingers w/Honey Mustard dipping sauce, mashed tatoes and gravy, along with some yummy corn on the cob. Followed by, of course, a fabulous birthday cake.....and hopefully some well mannered children!! hehehehe

So stop by and say hello and happy bday to him! And as always - thanks for follwing our crazy blog!!

The Nye5

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Figured it was time for some pics!!

Paul and I :)

Brennan (12 y/o)
A.K.A. - Bman, bubba and B

Jeffrey (5 y/o)
A.K.A. - Doodle bug, Joofree and Bug bug

Mason (21 mths)
A.K.A. - Moose, Masey Man and Masey

Well.....there we are folks. :) I assume all of you who take the time to stop by and read about us goofy Nye5 already know what we look like! :-)~ But for those who haven't seen us recently - here we are!!

Im still under the weather, but trudging along and getting a little better each day. Man, this strain of whatever the heck it is - is BRUTAL! Thank God for your health if you don't have this - because its just straight NASTY!!

Happy Thursday all. Im going to head to bed, again and see if I can catch a few winks!!

The Nye5

Monday, March 16, 2009

Im sick......thats all I have to report right now. I feel like bootey......consider yourself lucky/happy if you don't have this crud! I've been praying for good health and for this to be GONE....still waiting. Also tried to "hate" it away like my dad says to do - not working so much. I think this is the devils work or some sort of karma debt Im paying! Regardless of what it is or where it came from - I just want to be warm without cold sweats, be able to breath thru my nose without my chest rattling and I want to sleep a full nights sleep without hacking myself into a sneezing fest! waaaaaaaaaaaah!! Pitty party me right now...boooooooooooooo! :(

The Nye5

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Aaaaaah the weekend FINALLY!

What a week....what a week! Thank goodness for weekends! Its been a fairly boring week for the Nye5. Papa Nye has been ill all week with an upper respiratory infection, a lovely cough, fever and sore throat. Thankfully he is getting over it! Hes miserable when hes sick, which in turn makes for a unhappy Nye house, lol. Unfortunately when hes sick, hes a wee-bit tough to deal with. So we welcome a good and better feeling Big Papa Pually!!

Otherwise, its been uneventful and quiet. :) I love uneventful and quiet. :) The kids plowed through the week in school, like champs as always! I did have B's parent-teacher conference. Man, I have to tell you.....(and I biased of course) hes a stud! Straight A's across the board!! *hi 5 B-man!* His teacher said hes a big helper in class, always willing to help others, does a good job reminding her of what needs to happen and is never lacking in the participation department. She said hes an awesome kid and has loved having him in her class! She said our conference is one she looks forward to because she doesn't have mill over any bad habits or discuss "issues"....hehe. Ours is always pleasant with lots of positive and happy words for the B!

Speaking of B....his sperm donor.....errr, father has been keeping up his end of the deal thus far. He calls B on his Tues, Thurs schedule each week and texts him in between. So far B has been very receptive to the interactions they've been having and hasn't asked too many questions - though I do welcome any and all questions he may have in the future. I asked B's father what hes going to say to B when B asks where hes been the last 12 years. His only answer was that he didn't have an answer, says that if/when he does ask he'll have to explain that hes a jerk and that essentially its all his own fault for not having been around.Its true - but he and I will have to work on the verbiage, lol. We'll need to make a little more 'B' friendly, lol.

Anywhoooooo.....hope ya'll had a nice and uneventful week and a nice, relaxing weekend! I am hoping the rain goes away so I can go horseback riding!! weeeeeeeeeeeee! One of my all time favorite things to do!! Talk to ya'll later!!


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nothing much new to report....its been a relaxing, and cold weekend here at the Nye5 household. About the only eventful thing that went on this weekend happened today. While I was on the phone with my sista - Mason apparently decided I wasn't paying enough attention to him so he wung the Gameboy Advance at me and beaned me on my left temple, making a cut that was most likely meant for a stitch or two. I was NOT going to go to the ER or doctor for such an injury, so I had my lovely husband assist with butterflying the wound shut. I look like a dork, and if you didn't know me and saw me on the street you'd probably think I was the victim of a husband beating....*sigh* Too bad it was the little 1.5 year old beating up his mommy....little turd that he is! Thankfully it is right at my eye brow line, so if there is any kind of scarring it won't be super evident or visible.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a wonderful upcoming week! Thanks for reading along!!

The Nye5

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Well today was THE big day.....ugh. Fortunately it went ok. Paul and I met with B's dad for lunch to do our "discussions". He seemed very receptive to my comments, concerns and suggestions....thankfully. We agreed on most or all of the things I implemented and set forth. Hes going to start to call B and set up nights where they can just sit and talk. Then when B is comfortable we'll invite him down to the house so they can hang here.....we'll have several supervised visits before I let him take B for a few hours away from the house....we're basically going to let B coach us through this on how comfortable he feels with everything that is happening. The one thing I truly didnt think he'd agree to, was B calling him by his first name rather than dad.....Paul is daddy and I didnt want it to confuse him. B's dad whole-heartedly (or pretended very well, lol) agreed that it was ok to do that and that he supported us in all that. So the ground work is layed out - I guess we'll wait and see how it all goes. My hopes are that he has grown up enough over the last 10 years since he last saw B and can realize and accept the responsibilities of being a parent, something he has nothing to do with for the last 10 or so years. Paul and I forsee him being a "friend" to B, rather than a parent. I fully believe that while he is 34 years old, hes more 18 in the head....he'll come across to B as a buddy, not a father. But we'll see - I could be wrong and this would be one of those times where Id love to be wrong!! Normally I despise being wrong, lol....however, this would be one of those times where Id be ok being wrong, teehee. :)

So all in all, my stomach was in knots and the butterflies had krept into my throat and still I handled myself well I think. Paul agreed that it went well for what it was.....but, Ill wait to see how it goes, the ball is basically in his court now.

So theres the update! If you've read this far, lol - thanks!! :)

The Nye5

Friday, February 27, 2009

Aaaah TGIF!! :) And a busy day at that!!

Paul went to a computer auction - that aside from finding some possible cars for my sister, was a bust. Later today my sissy and the kids came over to hang out and eat pizza. :) Helped a ton with the frazzled nerves I'm having for tomorrows little "meet-up" with Brennan's real dad. A little background on him; we had dated since I was 15 all the way through High School. After high school we moved into a house together. In July of 1995 he proposed to me and happily accepted. In February of 1996 I became unexpectedly pregnant.....while Brennan's dad was not thrilled in the beginning, he eventually accepted the inevitable. However, by August of that same year, he decided he was neither interested in having a child and no longer did he love me. After that I moved home with my mother where I knew I was safe to birth and raise my son for however long I needed. The first 2 years of Brennan's life we talked, even entertained the possibilities of getting back together. That, however, was not something either of us ended up pursuing (thankfully, lol). He saw Brennan a handful of times, then disappeared.....shortly after I would meet my wonderful husband and we wouldn't hear anything from B's dad throughout the years, minus the strange phone call I received on Thanksgiving 2002 where he seemed as though he was more interested in finding out if I was happily married etc (a conversation I felt as though we were having strictly for the sake of finding out if he could get back together with me - UMM NO and how about NEVER! HA!). He spoked to me briefly then talked to B for 20 minutes. During which he promised B he would come see him at Christmas, that they would get to spend time together. Brennan got off the phone - he was elated. He was super excited that he was going to get to see his father....even though he knew Paul was his daddy...we've always told him about Lonnie knowing one day he would have questions and that we would be here to answer any and all of them when he was ready. Needless to say, B's dad never called again - EVER. And Brennan stopped asking about him from there on out....and Paul and I picked up the pieces of his broken heart.....

Fast forward to today, I had to contact him 3 weeks ago regarding a tax issue. He expressed that he "might" want to start talking to B again, could he have B's cell # - yada yada. Well, I was floored, for a lack of another descriptive word. I got off the phone with him and talked to Paul about how we should handle this. After many hours of conversations and some damn good advice from my daddy, we decided that we would give him one last chance to be a father, just so long as that meant B was happy and that there was ZERO chance he would get hurt again. So, that being the case, tomorrow we are meeting B's dad for lunch at a neutral location so we can go over the terms that Paul and I plan to set forth for any future relations that he may want to have with B. I know this is going to be a long road.....and man have I been praying for strength, wisdom and a kind tongue for tomorrow!! Wow....Im super nervous, I don't know how this is going to go - but Ive decided and plan to stick to my guns, this is going to be on OUR terms or no way at all. I will not be the one to have to look into those hazel eyes of Brennans and see the hurt that his father put him through last time he came and intentions are for B and B only.

So, as you say your nightly prayers tonight - please ask for wisdom, guidance and strength for both Paul and I. Tomorrow is going to be a trying day for the both of us....I suspect things will go well - but I also don't know how long B's father will continue to stay around and the thought of another let down for Brennan makes my stomach turn and my heart ache. So lets all pray that things go smoothly tomorrow, and that sometime in the near future B can get to know his genetic father!

Ill try to update tomorrow as soon as I calm my nerves after the fact, lol.......thanks all and Happy RUSSELL DAY!! hehehehe

The Nye5

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thoughtful Thursdays - what I did!!

Ok....for months on a daily basis (many days several times throughout the day) I follow the blog of KayleighAnn Freeman (click the button to your right for more info - be warned, Kayleigh will wiggle her way into your heart REAL fast!) in fact, they are the reason I decided to start the Nye 5 blog. :) Thanks Freemans!! At any rate, their new thing is thoughtful that button to your right too and get the scoop - I expect all my followers to participate!! And here is MY story for Thoughtful Thursday event;

Today was not an unusual day for the Nye 5; we got the 2 older boys off to school with no problems and had made arrangements to drive up North to meet a customer for a computer part. We drove up and met the customer and turned around to head back home. On the drive home I realized we were getting low on gas, so I stopped at a local gas station right off the freeway. While I was in line waiting to pay for my gas, a woman with 3 small children was checking out with her items. Her items intailed a couple of small juices and it appeared to be a muffin for each of her children, from what I could gather she wasn't purchasing anything for herself. As I stood there patiently waiting my turn as she fumbled through her purse trying to make enough change to pay for her items, the people behind me were visibly getting agitated and making loud sighs of discontent. I could see this woman was both getting embarrassed and flustered by all the sighs.....and I could also see that she probably didn't have enough money to pay for her kids' special treats. She was turning red in the face and started to explain to her children that they needed to put their treats back.......while we aren't financially stable right now like most of America - I reached into my purse and tapped the lady on her shoulder and gave her the last 3 dollars I had in my wallet - just enough to complete her transaction with the change she had managed to put together already laying on the counter. She looked at me and down at the money in her hand, then back up at me and I could see her eyes starting to well up with tears. Im a cry-er by nature, so I quickly put my hand on hers and said, "You have been touched by an angel, and her name is Kayleigh". She thanked me multiple times and waited for me outside the store, so after I paid for my gas and had my husband start pumping the gas, I explained to her who Kayleigh was and encouraged her to sit down with a box of tissues, a warm blanket and her laptop to read all about little Ms. Kayleigh......

What a good feeling! I know we're not always supposed to "pay" something for Thoughtful Thursdays - but it just happened so quickly and it felt so RIGHT! I was sooooooooooo proud of myself for having thought to do that! Normally I do what I can when I if I had it I would have done it anyways, but I had the chance today to do it in Kayleighs name!!

So theres my Thoughtful Thursday event for the week.....lets see if any of ya'll can do something like that next week!

Happy Thursdays all and its nearly TGIF!! :)

The Nye 5

First Nye post - YAY!

Well hello blog land!! Welcome to the first ever Nye 5 blog! I've seen friends and other family members blogging, but never thought there would be a need for me/us to blog our lives into the internet world....but - here we are!!

Let me introduce my family, A.K.A the Nye 5!! My name is Katrina and I am married to my best friend and soul mate, Paul. Together we have 3 WONDERFUL boys; Brennan (12), Jeffrey (5) and Mason (20 mths). We own and operate our own computer building business.....unfortunately, with the failing economy we are making a transition back into the workforce, albeit, the same field - but a small change for us nonetheless.......lets see, what else? We don't have much free time (HA! Who does these days?), but what time I do find I might have, I spend volunteering at my sons' schools doing whatever needs done in their classrooms, we go up to our lake property every opportunity we get and pretty well try to live each day at a time and take what's handed to us!!

I am hoping to find time often to update and/or post about our happenings feel free to check back often! Once I figure out how to use this thing I'll change things up a bit.....soon there will be some photos and other added goodies. :) Have a good day!!

The Nye 5