Friday, April 30, 2010

YMCA Country music kids marathon

This yr, we had Reese participate in the country music marathon for kids downtown. And what an amazing experience that was. We trained with him at home (didn't quite make the 25miles that we were supposed to) but he worked hard getting a lot of miles in. He was one of 3 runners that signed up in his school.
Kids from all over the Nashville area come together to participate. They get tshirts and marathon numbers and they all run the last mile of the marathon together. I was probably more excited than Reese was for this. Just to see him run and enjoy himself and complete the marathon made me so proud for him. It was such an accomplishment and a great time for the whole family! He got a very cool medal when he completed!

Reese and his racing team- his coach, a 2nd grade teacher and a friend in his class.

Hes the little guy in the white running towards the back next to the guy in the pink shirt. Right before the finish line!

And he made it!!!!! We were all about this excited!!!

And as part of his running as well as my volunteering for big marathon the next day, we were all able to get tickets to the post race concert. We just stayed for 2 acts but we got to enjoy hearing Heidi Nufelt from Trick Pony rock it out! The kids crashed and Jons not a huge country fan so we went home but it was a great family weekend!!!

**here's some pics he got taken at the marathon that were uploaded to the website**

And just for fun.. I'm registered and ready to work on training for my own 1/2marathon in Sept!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sick Day

Jon was ummm... sick.. yesterday so we took the day and just spent it together and had a nice relaxing day with the kids at school.
We took a drive to Centennial Park and walked around there and just sat and talked for quite a long time. Then had lunch at quiznos and watched part of a movie that pretty much sucked (Funny People..blah).

When Reese got home, we took a little detour and instead of walking home, we walked to Happy Hour at Sonic instead:) ... it's abt .8miles each way so not too bad and oh so worth it!

Sometimes it's all about the little things that mean so much. A nice reminder about what is truely important. And it couldn't have come at a better time because our realtor after sending us an email saying we probably have an offer on the house then told us it fell through. So why tell us we MAY have an offer? So we told him don't even say anything to us unless we have a contract. This is now the 3rd time he has gotten our hopes up pointlessly. So I doubt we're relisting this house if it doesn't sell.... anyone in Woodstock need to rent a nice house at a good price??

Oh and tomorrow night Reese is running the last mile in the Country Music Marathon in Nashville. Very exciting so stay tuned!

What am I thinking?

I'm training for this bad boy....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Everything is Beautiful - Tyson's Song_

This has become my new favorite song.. Hopefully you can see it on here. My friend Tim and his group Due West sings it- it's on the soundtrack for the new movie "Letters to God" which if you don't mind a cheesy God flick, it's pretty good:) And if you ask me, I think Due West sings it better and should have been on the actual movie and not just the soundtrack. But then maybe I'm a little partial... no really they should have.

***Edited to add...

So Berta just told me this boy passed away:(

I'm glad this song was written for him- what a great tribute to his life.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Festivities

Okay as promised... since I know you all have been on pins and needles waiting, here are the events of our lovely Easter Sunday.

Since Jon and I have been trying to get more in shape and active, we decided to go find a trail or track we can start jogging on. We found one and loaded up the kids and off we went. Reese is going to be in a country music marathon soon sponcered by the YMCA so we also figured we should start working with him. Win Win right? Yeah not so much.
Jon and Reese took off jogging and Reese did awesome keeping up. I stayed back with Rielly.. who after about 5 minutes started whining. She jogged with me for a few steps and then was too tired. Then her feet her. Then she was hot. And tired. And needed to rest. And was not having any fun. The boys were so far ahead of us that we just kept on walking the trail. Never having been there before, we didn't know that at a certain point, it split off. We could either turn or go straight. I figured either way would be a big circle and we'd get back to the boys eventually. Yeah again not so much. We went straight. And walked.. and walked.. and Rielly cried and whined and mommy barked and fumed because of said whining and crying. All the while I thought I'd catch up with the boys because it had to circle back. It just had to! Nope. About 1.5miles down this path, it ended. And no sign of my boys. Silly me also wasn't carrying my phone. So I was a little worried and stressed (because of the whining and crying) so we stopped to say a quick prayer so we would know what we should do at this point. Should we wait? Walk back? Leave Rielly there? (jk). So we started walking back. Rielly was crying harder because her feet hurt so bad. So I put her on my back. She's not light by any means. And I walked and huffed and fumed for about a mile and just had to put her down. So she walked in her socks until we got back to the turn off that we should have taken in the first place. Low and behold... there was Jon and Reese headed towards us. Poor Reese was freakin out because he thought we were lost :(. Moral of the story? If you have a phone, carry the darn thing and never go straight when theres the option to turn....

We spent the afternoon hanging out while I made a few cards and the kids played with their new Easter goodies.

My new Ketto stamp...

Easter cards

Then we went over to the Hawkins for an Easter dinner and egg hunt with them and the Gates. Good times with friends!!

No more toothless kiddo!

Our wonderful hostess Susie

Tim and Berta Gates w/Jon and the ham. That was dang good ham if I do say so myself! Oh and see that cake at the bottom of the pic? Monkey Bread-- made it myself. First time even!!! Oh the things I do for my friends

Reese, Zac and Brady

Man my camera on my BB sucks!!! But heres Rielly, Alex, Missy, Jaden, and the backs of Lainy and Timmy.

Rielly with her basket so excited about getting some eggs!

Jon, Tim and Susie watching the kids hunt.

Good ol Jack helping them out!

Thanks Jack and Susie for having us over! We had a great time!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny came!

Happy Easter Everyone!!!!!

Remember the good ol days.. when all the easter bunny would bring was eggs filled will candy inside a fake grass filled basket? I think our bunny is a little out of control and my kids are quite spoiled (thank you again coupons!!!) They got a little candy but this yr, I- I mean the bunny- was able to score a lot of sweet deals and the kids were in heaven!!!! They even got Toy Story and Toy Story 2... each one had a free movie pass in it for Toy Story 3 that is worth a lot more than I paid for both of them!

I'll blog about our day after it ends. We had a fun jogging/walking/getting lost adventure and then tonight, dinner at the Gates.

Until then, I will leave you with this......

My fantastic hubby knows I don't like spaghetti so when he makes it for him and the kids, he makes me a meatball sub instead. This time, he used 94% fat free meat, Heart Smart sauce and cheese all on a bun made of what else.. biscuits!!!!

and this...

In case you thought about waiting, don't!!!

Stress Management

So I woke up at 3am this morning for no reason at all and haven't been able to go back to sleep. So to help in this effort, I thought I'd go back and read some forwards I get... this one from my mom seemed rather appropriate though and I thought I'd share it as a reminder to me to stop carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders! Especially when it's not my cross to bear! I do this too often and it gets pretty heavy after awhile.


A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked;
'How heavy is this glass of water?'

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.'

He continued,
'And that's the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,
As the burden becomes increasingly heavy,
We won't be able to carry on. '

'As with the glass of water,
You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.'
'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now,
Let them down for a moment if you can.'
So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
And some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
Just in case you have to eat them.

* Always wear stuff that will make you look good
If you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be
"Recalled" by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again,
It was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,
Because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.

* When everything's coming your way,
You're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world,
But you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery
on a detour.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

25 things...

I have a new friend named Kristy. I love her dearly but I must warn you... if you ever need advise from her about how to get in a better mood, be prepared to write 25 things you are thankful for or have been blessed with. Sure if helps but MAN it's hard!!!! Now Kristy- I want to see yours!!!

I am terrible when it comes to realize what I have been blessed with. Most of the time I dwell on what I don't have rather than what I do. So while this is difficult for me, I think it will do me a lot of good.

*these aren't in any particular order.. just the order that they came to me*

1- Jon. He's truely my best friend and my soul mate. I've put him through so much and he still loves me and wants to spend his life and eternity with me. He is sad when I'm sad. Happy when I'm happy. He does anything for me whether he wants to or not. Opens my door for me. Prays with me. Cries with me. He is my other half and without him, I am lost.

2- My children. They are the hardest blessings I will ever love! And I do love them so much. They teach me so much and they are attached to my heart in more ways than I will ever know. I want to be a better person so they can be proud to call me mom.

3- holy cow this is hard!!! Bank Of New York-Mellon. Because of them, we have the opportunity to better our lives in Nashville and Jon is able to advance in his career and actually be able to see his worth as a computer dude.

4- Stamps. Silly I know but they help me bring out a creative side I tend to hide so much and I like to see the finish product and think "I made that??". And theres a comfort in knowing I have every single Stampin Up ink pad sitting on my table right now. Its nuts I know!

5- Photographs. They tell the story that without pictures, we may forget. I never want to forget the good times and how my children looked at various ages. And to be able to see smiles of those who have passed on.

6- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church is my social outlet. Most of my friends are friends from church. It's what I look forward to each week.

7- the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To be honest, I struggle with my testimony and get down on myself a lot with how little I know and I question a lot of things but really.. without it, I would have no hope. What would life be without the knowledge that we will never be able to see our families again after we die? That this life is it.. that when we die, we become nothing. That when I die, people would just say goodbye and move on? No! I want forever! I want to be able to know that when I die, there will be people waiting for me on one side of the veil and people looking forward to seeing me again on the other. I can't imagine not being able to see my dad again.

8- my piano talent. I am grateful to be able to pluck on the keys a little bit because I'm sharing my talents with others. I love teaching young children the love I have for music. And I love the feelings that it brings (provided I don't jack up the songs too bad).

9- Dang! only #9!?!?!?!? Publix. I love their buy 1 get 1 free. Silly right? But pair that sale with coupons and you got yourself some cheap food my friends!!!!! Sure some of the checkers can be jerky about it and I will fight to the death to get my $1 off but Publix is the happiest place I've found for good cheap or free goodies that I don't need!

10- while I'm on the subject, Coupons!!! I've just started to get into it but it has changed my whole way of thinking w/money. Which can be good and bad. I've always been cheap but man I feel terrible leaving a store having paid more than $20! Don't care that I can feed my family off it for a week. But we will never need another aleve or body wash or biscuit as long as we live!!!

11- my parents. My dad was a great man. He truely was. He lead a hard and righteous and honorable life. I didn't see this much when I was young because raising 11 kids can be hard on a person therefore hard on the kids when they don't always get their way. But as I got older and had children of my own, I really saw what an amazing man he was (is). And how much he sacraficed for us. I miss him so much! And my mom is a wonderful woman. I'm sure she would be surprised to read this because I haven't shown it much lately but she really is. We haven't seen eye to eye lately and on some subjects, we never will but she raised us as best as she knew how and I think she did AOK. I barely can handle my 2 kids... I cant imagine 11! And she lost my dad. How do you bounce back from something like that?

12- Jons parents. They laid the foundation for him to become who he is today and who he will be in the future. I hope to get to know them more as time goes by. But how can I not be in debt to them for producing the love of my life and the father of my children?

13- my sense of humor. I use humor as a way to hide my insecurities a lot of the time. Or as a way to get myself through an uncomfortable situation. Or just as a way to scare people away. But either way, it's part of me and I love to make people laugh. It's the type of thing that you either like me or you don't but it is what it is:).

14- my past. Many yrs ago, I made poor choices. They affected me in many ways. Some bad but a lot for good. I know what I want and I know what life can be without peace and happiness. I've been in both places. But I wouldn't know the true sweetness of my life without having tasted the bitter first. And taste it I did.

15- that leads to repentance which also ties back to the gospel. I remember one night, really struggling with some issues I had and I felt very strongly to open my scriptures. Yeah right I thought!!! But I did.. and I found the passage in Alma that has forever stayed with me.
Alma 36:17-21 and 24. I'll copy them here for those that don't have the book of mormon next to them to look up.

"As I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world.

"Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death.

"And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more.

"And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!

"Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy. . . .

"Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost"

What an amazing gift.. to know you have sinned but to be forgiven. To remember the pain of your sins no more. And I know that to be true.. because many times have I begged the Lord for forgiveness and I could feel that exact moment when I knew I was forgiven. That is truely a blessing.

16- Let's see... blogging. I have been able to share my life with others without having to write letters or call people anymore! You want to know about me.. and probably know more about me than you should, come on over to my blog! And its been so much fun getting into the lives of others... stalking them without them knowing. Who knew it would be so easy!

17- Facebook! Never has staying in touch been this easy!!! I am in contact with people I swear I would never see again. It's like a family/friend reunion by invitation only! I choose who I want to talk to. And man do I get pissed when someone doesn't want to be my friend or de-friends me! I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!

18- Getting closer!!!!! My siblings. Sure there are a few who I would prefer at this time not to speak to (and this time you know who you are) but hey- we are family. I'm grateful for my sister Amber who has always stuck by me and who has never judged me and never has critisized my crazy thoughts. I do love them all... may not like 1 of them right now but I do love them all in the eternal same mom and dad kind of sense.

19- Sonic. Happy Hr is the best 2 hrs of the day! There is nothing like that route 44 being delivered to your car.. never having to get out. With a few words and a swipe of a card, pure bliss is just moments away. And the elation I feel when I see that receipt that says FREE ROUTE 44 at the bottom after filling out a quick survey?!?!?! Has 2pm-4pm ever been sweeter?

20- toilet paper. Need I say more? I hate it... hate it when its wet or on the floor but man what would life be without it. So very much worse! Yuck!!!!! And you can blow your nose with toilet paper. So much better than your hands or shirt. And pick up dead spiders that crawl in the middle of your apartment floor with toilet paper. And you can use 10 rolls to decorate someones yard in the middle of the night. Not that I ever have done that before of course.

21- jewelry. Big rings make my big ol fingers look small. And earrings make me look less like my brother.. thank the good Lord above!

22- my wacky hair colors. Another thing that makes me me. Hair is just hair.. is grows back! I'm glad I can express myself with something that I can change in 6 weeks when it fades to an awful shade of orange.

23- Diet and exercize. Okay this one isn't a blessing persay... it sucks to be honest. But it makes a difference. I feel so much better when I do. And when I loose weight, I feel all confident and sexy (until I look in the mirror.. oiy!). But as hot as Jon always has been, he's looking better and better each day!!! Lay off girls.. HE IS MINE!!!

24- My friends. I love them. Each and every one. I crave friends. I don't mind spending time alone... but just the thought of being able to call someone up (or txt in my case) is so comforting. Sometimes it back fires and they want you to write up this crazy list but just knowing that they care enough to txt back is very touching. I would do anything for my friends. Absolutely anything. Its how I am... and I can't stand if I upset someone or loose my friends. I've lost many in the past and it just sucks!

25- ME. I am thankful for me. For who I am and who I can be if I put my mind to it. For my determination to want to be happy. For being able to push myself through the hardest times and make it out on the otherside in one piece. To be able to hold myself together for my children even though I am dying in side. I'm thankful that I can love and I can cry and I can be that friend and companion for others. I sure don't like myself sometimes but I am a unique and special person that I can only hope people will be glad to have known me.

Okay... I'm throwing in another one here.

26- Freedom!!!!! Everything I do everyday is because I am free. I live in a free country. I have free agency. And in the words of Saturdays Warriors, "freedom is knowing who you are". I may not know exactly who I am, but I am getting there.

Thanks Kristy for this challenge. You were so right. My heart is full.

EDIT: 27- my adorable niece Emma. She is fabulous!!!! Now if only she would come visit..hmmmmmm (there you go baby! I love you!)

Woe is my uterus....

This isn't to easy to post cuz I'm at the gym on the treadmill using my blackberry but maybe this will help me keep my mind of the sucky sucky exercize I have to endure. Crap my back hurts already!!!
Anywho- tonight has been a downer. Can't really pinpoint why but being an emotional female has to do w/it.

If you've been a reader for awhile, you know that Jon and I have been struggling w/infertility since feb 07. So just over 3yrs now. The first year or so sucked I will say. I tracked my temp everyday. Took a bazillion pregnancy tests! Sometimes 3-4 times a day in fact. After that phase past, I tried to just say screw it (not so possible). Around the 2yr mark, I went and got tested and everything checked out ok. So we just decided to let whatever happens, happen. Then I went through the give up, it'll never happen and just be happy with the 2 babies we got (with no difficulty getting pregnant mind you). I guess that's kind of my feeling right now- or I'm trying to make it so anyways but thats a front if I'm being honest with myself.

The hard thing- and quite exciting at the same time- is watching wonderful ladies who were struggling in their journey w/ me finally graduate and then give birth to their precious miracles. And then I see dear friends and family concieve w/out ever experiencing that saddness that has cruely been titled "infertility". Why do I have to be? I was once fertile. Where did this cruel twist of fate come from? Some have said I should just be content and blessed w/what I have been given. My reply? I truely acknowledge the wonderful gifts and blessings that have been entrusted to Jon and I. But is it wrong to want to enrich our lives further? We are in the best financial position we have ever been in but that has nothing to do w/it bcuz we were barely surviving when Reese joined us. We're both in much better shape but then again I was heavier when I got pregnant w/Rielly. And shield your eyes but it definately isn't for the lack of trying. I'm 30 ya'll! Mama hit her peak!!! And we're happy darn it!!! So why now? And I've said it before and it still rings true... Never ever ever tell me it'll happen when the time is right or when I least expect it bcuz after 3yrs of hearing that, its insulting.

So now im finding myself crawling back to that lonely and discouraging place of "why me?" We have a plan..and thanks to a dear friend (I miss you T), we have an alternative *no we're not taking her baby but that is tempting*. But in the back of my mind, I fear that this is it. That it won't work and its time to move on to the next stage. While that's exciting, I want to take that step on my terms! Our terms!
So how did you like my pity party? Don't you wish you didn't crash it now? Next time, bring a gift! Preferably chocolate.. and a diet coke.

Wow.. I got through 30min on the treadmill while writing this. Pretty impressive huh? I may have to do this more often to get through the hell.. I mean joy of exercizing!

this was my big ol preggo belly Christmas day 04.. just 4 days before Rielly joined our family!

Kroger has been my friend this week

I don't always have the greatest luck with coupons and Kroger-- not compared to the fun I have at Publix. However this past few days have been coupon heaven for me!

We are so on overload with biscuits and mashed potatos that I have been giving them out like CRAZY!

Here's how I worked it.. they actually are PAYING me to get the goods...

Right now if you buy 6 pillsbury biscuits or cookies or cinnamon rolls, you get a $4 catalina coupon good for your next purchase.
6 X .59 (for the tiny 6 biscuit rolls) = 3.54
2 .75/3 coupons= -1.50
total 2.04 plus tax and out pops a $4 off next purchase coupon

So at first I had to pay the 2.04 plus tax out of pocket to get the $4 coupon. But after that, I just used that coupon to buy more biscuits and maybe $1+ other stuff to make the total to $4 to use the coupon and get another back. So I was getting free biscuits and a few small items.

Thats all well and good BUT there's also this deal I added to it... buy 3 Betty Crocker mashed potatos and get $3 catalina coupon good for next purchase.
So then I started doing this:

6 X .59 = 3.54 biscuits
3 X 1.09 = 3.27
2 .75/3 coupons biscuits = -1.50 (coupon blinkie right in front of the biscuits)
3 .40/1 DOUBLED if your store doubles-mine does = -2.40 (coupon from
TOTAL: 2.91 plus tax so 3.XX

Paid with either a $3 or $4 coupon and get $7 back from catalina. So each time I do this deal, I make $3 or $4 bux!!

Needless to say, I've done it quite a few times and now I have about 50 tubes of biscuits (and I've even given dozens away- and will continue to do so) and a ton of mashed potatos (great food supply) and have made $40 in coupons for my next purchases. Now sure how long this will last for but keep an eye out for your stores promos.. Kroger quite often is giving catalina coupons for purchases!

Yes some may think this is extreme.. however I am giving a lot of the stuff away and Kroger gets their money back from the companies so it's really a win/win for a lot of people!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter teacher gift

I feel like Ive totally slacked on handmaking gifts this yr. Last yr I totally went all out. I think it's lack of space? Or time? Who knows. But I needed to do something for Easter so I found this super cute idea for Easter Baskets. Just small enough for a little candy but springy enough to look Easterish.

Monday night concert

Jon enjoyed the Aaron Lewis concert so much that when we found out he would be in Nashville a few days later, I decided to oblidge and go with him. Not my type of music but Jon loves it and it's the least I could do.
It was at the Hard Rock Cafe downtown so we got a friend to watch the kiddos and off we went.

First band up was Saving Abel. I guess they were okay.. they sing the Addicted song(naughty naughty). We were right behind 2 couples that started drinking right away and were loud! They never stopped drinking. And now beer either. Quick the hard stuff. The thing that made it hard was that it was a standing concert so we got to experience all the joys of drunkness!!!
Aaron Lewis was great! I actually really enjoyed myself. Jon and I have a song "Tangled up in you" and he sings it and man so pretty!!! During Aarons part, one of the drunk guys spilled some hard liquor on my feet and then shortly after, one of the girls totally passed out! Fine with me.. we were one step closer to the stage!
All in all, good show. 4 hrs of standing in flip flops... not so fun. But we survived and really loved our night out together. Now it's my turn to pick the next concert!!!

This is what happens when you forget to bring your drivers license to the Hard Rock. Guess I look a lot younger than I am:) Both hands!!!

Yeah BABY!!!!

Waiting to get in. How good does my baby look?!?!?


Aaron Lewis... lead singer of Staind

quick GA trip

Jon bought tickets last weekend for an Aaron Lewis concert so we decided to all go down with him to hang out and do yard work, etc. I'll let Jon blog abt the concert but here's the high (or low) lights...

the yard... oh the yard. It was terrible!!!! We just thought we had to mow. Oh no.... it was covered in WEEDS!!!!!! Horrible, nasty weeds!!!!

So Friday, we spent practically all day in the yard pulling weeds! I was able to take a break and have lunch with my friends from Ga-- Brenda, Sarah P, Meredith and Amy W. Good times!!!



and in between. We found 3 of these puppies.. this one being the largest. It was wrapped around the root of the weed that I pulled out. Yeah not so lovely!!

Meredith and I. I spaced getting pics of all of us.

So now the Lawn Dr has been set up to take care of the weeds and we hired a guy to come out twice a month to mow. PLEASE SALE!!!!!!