Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I have such a fun basket to give away this time, or maybe I should say "baskets" because I have 3 of them to give away. Yep, you read that right. Three of my readers will receive a fun gift basket.
Do you want to know what's included?
You do? Great!
A Chex Mix Bars Basket of Indulgence includes a box of tasty Turtle Chex Mix Bars, chocolate candles, caramel lotion and spa essentials like a loofah, hand massager, nail brush and spa towel.
New Chex Mix Bars combine crunchy Chex pieces, pretzels and peanuts with chewy and indulgent ingredients like caramel and chocolate. And if that’s not enough, they have less than 150 calories per bar and provide at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving (48 grams recommended daily)!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Last night, during a game of Tag with his friends, he broke his little six year old foot. We decided to wait until this morning just to make sure it wasn't just a sprain...it wasn't.
So, we will be visiting the Orthopedic doctor sometime next week. In the meantime, he can't put any weight on it which means my back is going to be sore for a few days.
By the way, I am giving a shout-out to any parent out there that has tried to bathe their child while simultaneously holding the child's casted appendage up so that it doesn't get wet in the bathwater.
That. is. NOT. fun.
We got crutches for him, but seriously, it's so much faster to just carry him.
These are the smallest crutches I have ever seen.
My husband tried to get him to say, "God bless us, every one" in this picture.
He was basically not amused with his father.
We did get to go to our church's big hayride tonight. We had so much fun. A couple at our church has a farm and every fall we gather there for a cookout, hayride, sing-a-long and fellowship. The following pictures are of some of the VIP's in my life. Enjoy!
My daddy, in the blue.
My hubs, in the red sweatshirt. The men played the teen boys in a game of football.
The men totally won.
Pastor Brian and Rebekah. He is the youth pastor at our church and his wife gives our kids piano lessons. Yep, they're pretty special to us. (He's a bit of a goofball, but he DOES work with teens!)
Mr. Anderson. I think he has known me my whole life.
Michelle, our pastor's wife (bless her heart), is one of my closest friends. She's not a hugger...I make her hug me, which may or may not help the friendship! :)
The one in the middle is our pastor...and well... my mom always said if I couldn't say anything nice, then I shouldn't say anything at all. :p Oh, I kid. He's the best.
This is what I put up with people.
Have a happy Sunday!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Ok, I am running out of time, so I am going to make the rest of this short and sweet. Here are my most recent cakes. We had a baby shower at church with a specific theme. Hmmm, I wonder what it was?
And finally, I would like to give this child a break and show you that yes, there are times when I could just eat her up! She's a doll.
I hope that everyone has a happy Wednesday! Whew, I'm done...and with 10 minutes to spare!
Friday, October 10, 2008
I kid you not, there is a bush right outside the window where my computer is and there is something in there that keeps beeping.
And it's driving me nuts!
It's been there for two days. I am assuming it's some sort of bug or creepy crawler. It doesn't really sound like a cricket though.
If you turn your volume way up and put your ear against the speaker...you just might be able to hear it!
I say this in the video, but I'll write it anyway. Yesterday, Eric and I went out to investigate and when we walked up to the bush...the beeping stopped. I am not lying. We walked away...beeping.
We walked back up to it.... no beeping.
It sounds kind of like an alarm...or a bomb. :) Yeah, that's probably a long shot.
We are off to a cookout at our friend's house. Hope you have a happy weekend!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
A few weeks ago, Heather tagged me to do this meme about how blogging has affected me. I am going to try to tackle it and see if it leads to any type of "bloggy breakthrough". I can't really say that these are five ways blogging has affected me, but they are five reasons why I blog... Close enough!
Here are the rules:
1. Write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected you, either positively or negatively
2. link back to the person who tagged you
3. link back to this parent post (UM. not sure about this rule..)
4. tag a few friends or five, or none at all
5. post these rules— or just have fun breaking them.
Ok, so here I go:
#1 - The first thing that comes to mind when I think about blogging is how many wonderful people I have come in contact with and how many friendships that have developed. Back in August, I was so blessed to be able to meet some of these friends face to face in San Antonio. To be able to actually see and talk to and hug the necks of these ladies was something that I will always remember. And of course I can't forget the one "miesta"!
#2 - I have really enjoyed being able to record some of the funny things that my kids have said or done. As my regular readers know, I LOVE to share pictures, too!
#3 - The hardest thing that has come from blogging is finding the words to write a post that others can learn something from. I don't do well writing serious posts, so most of mine are fun and family-centered. I love my bloggy friends that can write amazing posts that make me think. You all are so much more wise than I will EVER be!
#4 - I got into blogging after stumbling upon Beth Moore's blog. I started mine and then went about 6 months before I actually took the time to figure it all out. Now I can't imagine my life without this crazy bloggy world. It has become a part of who I am.
#5 - This is going to sound so strange, but my typing has improved tremendously over the last year and a half! That is one big positive!
I guess I am supposed to tag some friends to do this, but I have noticed that many of you have already done it. If you haven't and you want to than you have been officially tagged. :)
I guess I need to get my camera out and start snapping some pictures. Those everyday random shots are the ones that usually make for good posts! If I can nab the picture that my pastor took of Eric and me the other day, I will tell you all about the apple pie that my husband made.
I have some activities coming up in the next few weeks that will probably be bloggable. The most interesting will be when I go with the high school kids from the academy at our church to the meat processing plant.
Um, have I mentioned that I don't like to touch, smell or even look at raw chicken? How am I supposed to watch them process meat?
WHAT I've gotten myself into this time? :o
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
And when I say "we" that is just what I mean.
Oh, I'm kidding. Sometimes, just I cry. (hahaha)
Oh well, I love her anyway!
If any of you have a suggestion or two, I would love to hear them. My kids were not criers, so I am kind of at a loss with this one.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
SOOOO... the short of it is that I am still here and I am still blogging. :) I hope to be doing a video blog soon. I need to make the time to do it! I just want you all to know that we are good, the best we've been in a long time, and I will be back to writing soon!
I know, you are all on the edge of your seats! :)