Wednesday, December 24, 2008
You would probably look something like this:
I could only laugh...because really, what else could I do? I think I am wiping the slush off of my face in this shot. :) Fun times.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sorry... just pretend that everything looks like I knew what I was doing! *
I am going to write this post in reverse. I am going to start with today and work back to Friday.
Well, I'll tell you.
I don't want to rearrange my pictures, that's why. :)
Anyway, today has been a fun day. Tonight we had some friends over for pizza and games. I didn't take any pictures though. Which brings me to this: I FOUND MY CAMERA!! Yea!!
But still, no pictures from tonight...
This afternoon we gave O her Christmas gifts. She had fun trying to eat the wrapping paper and my kids had fun unwrapping her presents for her! We are going to miss that little booger.
We also got to spend the afternoon and evening with some very dear friends. It was so fun to be able to just be together, go back to church, and then join together again for a few more hours. What a blessing to have such times to make fun memories.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I feel like I have failed terribly at this blogging thing lately. Honestly, I have been spending any extra time on Facebook and I have been updating things there.
I will be back as soon as I can find my camera, wrap presents....well, in some cases I actually still need to BUY the presents, help with a few class parties, make a few goodies, go to a couple of concerts, sing in a Cantata and help my oldest get his lines down for the play that is included in that. Somewhere in there I am taking care of children, cleaning my house, and doing laundry. :)
I have been blessed with much. I am busy, but I am thankful for it. Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
that I can play a mean E# and F on the tone chimes? (at least I think that's what I played!)
I don't know how I let that slip by. ;)
Anyway, I have really enjoyed getting to play in the tone chime choir at church. I would try to explain it to you, but I think you might get more from just watching it. All of the red sweaters blend together, but I am the 4th one in from the left. :)
"Lead Me To Calvary"
Prayers have been answered! Please keep praying, as there is much to figure out for them.
God is good, all the time.
This is an urgent prayer request for a missionary family that our church supports. Please pray for the Judd family as they are facing a very, very difficult trial right now. I am not able to give any details, please just pray for them.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday was a hard day for me, as I had to tell baby girl's mommy that I would not be able to watch her after December.
I have been blessed with a new job at the school at our church that I am very excited about. I have been volunteering there all year and will be an official staff member starting in January. Although I feel that this is the right move for us, I will miss baby girl very much.
Monday, December 1, 2008
As part of this award, I guess I am supposed to answer a few questions:
Answer the following questions with single word responses. (or, if you're like me, answer them with as many words as you want!)
1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Where is your significant other? recliner
3. Your hair color? blond
4. Your mother? -home
5. Your father? home
6. Your favorite thing? laptop (surprised? Didn't think so!)
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your dream/goal? debtless (is that a word?)
9. The room you’re in? living room
10. Your hobby? blogging (hello??) Facebook is up there, too. (Please refrain from telling me how completely sad that is...)
11. Your fear? Hmmm.... writing my fear on the www?? :)
12. Where do you want to be in six years? You know what I just thought of? I will have a 17 year old in six years. SCARY.
13. Where were you last night? parents
14. What you’re not? confident (shocking, isn't it?)
15. One of your wish list items? Life Application Bible
16. Where you grew up? Indiana
17. The last thing you did? read to the kids (Boxcar Children)
18. What are you wearing? pj's
19. Your T.V.? football
20. Your pet? sleeping
21. Your computer? on (duh)
22. Your mood? good
23. Missing someone? yep
24. Your car? Villager
25. Something you’re not wearing? necklace
26. Favorite store? Cato
27. Your Summer? great
28. Love someone? yep
29. Your favorite color? purple (dark, not light)
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today (and no, not because hunting season is over! ;))
I love every single blog that I read...um, that's why I read it! I think I am going to pass this award along to my San Antonio roomies; Fran, Jenny, Steph and Teri. I miss you all. I think of every single one of you daily...and I finally got my "pray" ring! Can you believe it was discontinued? My friend that I ordered them from searched high and low to find one for me. Bless her heart, she's a great friend!
I got to see a friend of mine last night that I have not seen in (gulp) 20 YEARS! Did you hear that? 20 Y-E-A-R-S!! Seriously, am I old enough to not see somebody for 20 years?
Just in case you didn't catch that....20 years. sigh. double sigh.
Anyway, I will post about that after I snag the picture from my mom's camera. We took the picture around midnight, so I'm sure it's wonderful.
Have a beautiful Tuesday.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Can I tell you all something?
I live with a bunch of goofballs. For example, as we were walking into the store Friday, I noticed Ben's baseball hat was on crooked. I took it off of his head to fix it and his harmonica fell out....out from under his hat. He had on jeans...with pockets....but his hat seemed a much more logical location to store it.
Anyway, we did finally get a good picture, but it took several takes! I didn't include the good one because it will be on our card.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Here we are sportin' our new hats that the plant gave us!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Last night, we were able to get together with some friends to play hand & foot. (Gretchen and I beat up on the guys pretty badly! heehee)
While we played cards, the kids played a game called "Bible Baseball" and Clay said something that was so cute. He's in 4th grade and is just one of the cutest kids. It was his turn to answer the question and he said, "Oh man, I just can't put my tongue on it!" It was so funny! He meant to say that it was right on the tip on his tongue and he got it mixed up with I can't put my finger on it! Cute, cute, cute!
Anyway, I decided that I have been a little lax on picture taking lately, so I took the camera along with me.
Here are a few snapshots from the night:
Ethan and Clay, playing some football!!
Clint was begging me not to take his picture... I won though.
Wyatt and Ben are in the same class at school. They love their teacher and she thinks they are pretty okay. She is a Christian, but can't really teach anything to the kids about it in the public school, so she lets these two goofballs teach the kids a new song every week from church. There's nothing in the rulebook about that!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Well, I don't.
Anyway, we have decided to break out the Christmas music and DVD's today. Our kids have been begging for awhile now, so we have finally given in to them. One of the things we did this year to save some money was to get rid of our big cable package and go to the very, very basic. I don't really watch it much, so it hasn't bothered me at all. So, I am sure that because of the lack of stuff to watch on TV, I will be hearing these Christmas DVD's over and over this season!
As far as Christmas music goes, I have been listening to our Cantata that the choir is doing for a month or so now. It never hurts to listen to that as much as possible! Ethan has a speaking part in it this year also, so he has been listening, too. I am anxious to listen to some of my favorites that I dug out today...
Up in the attic, down on my knees, lifetimes of boxes, timeless to me...
(sing along now)
Letters and photographs, yellowed with years....
Not to mention Sleigh Ride and The Chipmunk Song, Away in a Manger, Silent Night, What Child is This, there are so many that I love. What about you?
In other news, Ben did get his cast off on Wednesday. His foot is still not totally healed, so he has to wear his new boots all the time for the next three weeks.
Oh, and he can't run or jump for three weeks either....yeah, that won't be hard to handle! He's a six year old little boy! I almost wish that they would have put another cast on! That would have been easier. :)
On Monday, I get to go to the deer processing plant with the high school kids from Ethan's school.
This could be interesting.
I make it a point to not look at the meat in the grocery store a whole lot, so I think I am in for a interesting morning.
How do I get myself into these predicaments? Maybe I will post a video or some pictures next week.... :)Kidding.
Just because I'm going to be grossed out doesn't mean you all have to be, too...I guess.
I will leave you with this...
I'm singing, I'm in the store and I'm ssssiiinnngggiiinnggg.....:)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Do enjoy. :)
I will start with saying that we typically start our day at 7am. Some days it's 7:20~ those would be considered the "others" days in my blog heading, "Some days are better than others." Sometimes I wake up before everyone else~ those days would be the "better" days in my heading. :) They are few and far between! Like I also say in my heading... every day is a blessing. I truly do believe that.
This morning I:
Feed the kids breakfast
Cassidy came in the door
Loaded my three kids in the van that had a light dusting of snow. Snow...I'll save that for another day.
Picked up 3 boys
Dropped off 2 of the boys and my 2 youngest at school
Took the other boy and my oldest to school at our church
GOT COFFEE :)
Eric brought the baby to me at the church
Worked 4 hours at the school in our church
Gleaned some bits of wisdom from our pastor for about thirty minutes
Came home so that Eric could get back to work after his lunch break.
Cassidy and Olivia were sleeping
Did 2 loads of laundry
Got the kids up and went to pick up my kids from school.
Cassidy went home
Cleaned out the pantry
Did 2 more loads of laundry. Olivia spit up on Ethan ten minutes after the LAST load went in. Perfect.
Made brownies for Bible study tonight
Made supper (tacos)
Olivia went home
Apparently, we have installed new cabinets in the bathroom.
Actually, they have always been there, but you wouldn't know by the way that I smacked my head on them when I stood up from picking something up off of the floor.
Cut out Bo.x Top.s.
~~~Now I am writing on my blog and...
going to Bible study
Next I will ...
do my quiet time (I spent most of my day looking for my book! Found it!)
have some down time
So, there you go. That was my Monday. It is Monday, right? ;)
Friday, November 14, 2008
It took him approximately one half of a day to figure out that yes, you can indeed run in a cast and boot... and I don't mean a slow jog. I'm talking full-out, first grade, little boy running!
Here is Ben's cast now, almost four weeks after being put on...(notice the chunks of blue cast that are missing)
This was four weeks ago... look at those sweet, little, clean toes.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have done lots of thinking. I read a blog this afternoon and it really got me thinking about whether or not I am allowing God to use me to my fullest potential. Does the Holy Spirit have TOTAL control of me? Am I fulfilling my purpose in this life?
Finally, is the picture of me with Cassidy at her first birthday party. Even though this is about 65 lbs. ago, it will always be one of my favorite pictures with her. This shelf is actually not above my sink, but it's close. Don't mind the baggie behind the picture. Those are just our Box.Tops.
I am so thankful for all of you, my bloggy friends. This extension of my life means a lot to me, which is why it bothers me when I don't make the time to post. I will try to do better with it. Thanks for hanging in there with me!