Monday, February 26, 2007

Tonight, I want to remember

To love my oldest boy with all of the things that make him tick. I want to love his impulsivness. I want to appreciate his wanting to be the best little boy in the entire world. I want to love on him all the time and let him know how truly special he is. I want him to know his frustration is noticed. His intelligence is noticed. His loving spirit is noticed. He is noticed. He is not just a "middle child", he is my big boy, my creative, hilarious, curious, super smart, loving, sweet, special child. He loves to randomly give me kisses or backrubs or is so awesome. So tonight, my oldest boy, this post is all about you and the special young man you have already become and the enjoyment I have watching you grow every day! I love you TONS & TONS!

Not in So Much Trouble Anymore

So Flicka's husband suggested I dehydrate my ipod. So I did. Guess what, my friends, it works. I am so glad, because that means I will not be ipodless (as I was not buying a new one to replace my moronic self). So, THANK YOU Mr. FLICKA! :)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Check out this blogger

Just thought it might be fun to help this guy out. We'll see how it goes for him, check out PHIL at Make it Great!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

"Tuesday's with Morrie"

Did I already mention I am reading this book? WOW! Morrie has things almost figured out. Unless I am mistaken, he is not a Christian, but he sure had a lot of information I need to hear. I forget about reality, the lack of importance material posessions have in the grand scheme of things. I forget how important just LOVING our family and our friends and even our enemies...Seeing a need, filling a need. I love to fill a need. I think it is so awesome to share anything I can with I just need to make sure I am doing that for my family too. My family is so important, SO IMPORTANT. I am hoping I am showing them how much I love them.

Storms tonight will probably mean children will be in our bedroom, ha! :)

I am SO in trouble...

I just did a load of laundry...put it in the wash without checking pockets. I didn't check my pockets or anyone else's. Why not, you say? Because I ASSUMED I WOULD JUST FEEL ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM. Fast forward about 45 minutes...Does water ruin an iPod Nano? Ya think? This little mama is going to be iPodless for a long time I have a feeling. My husband was VERY gracious...I, on the other hand, am having a coronary. That means I threw away a LOT of money. I am so upset and well, it is TOTALLY my fault. I hate when I can't blame someone else. UGH UGH UGH!!! Happy Saturday to me.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I had this post in my head...

I was going to complain. I was going to complain about rude people...about various other things. Instead, I started reading some of the blogs I subscribe to. I read one from a friend of mine talking about the things she is giving up for Lent. She is not Catholic, this is simply a time of reflection for her and she is giving some things up. I read another friends blog about the Proverbs 31 woman. So...complaining is gone, anger at the reason I was going to complain, gone.

Does it amaze anyone else how God works? He heard my cry of anger, He saw my frustration and my building up of annoyance...He led me to people who were seeing things in such a way, it benefits my well-being. WOW! That amazes me.

I recently asked another relatively new friend of mine advice for my walk with Christ. She was brilliant in her response to me and she has helped me more than she knows. One of the things she said is that I need to be talking to God all day long. It doesn't have to be these big, long, sit down prayers that ramble on about can be short and sweet...and that is basically all I have done. I am not good at sitting down and CONCENTRATING on my prayer. I hope someday to be better at it, but right now, I am lucky to remember it was God I was talking to if I sit down for too long. So I am happy to say I have been praying small prayers...all day long. I don't think I am anywhere near where I even wanted to be by now but I am moving forward. I am seeing things I believe He is wanting me to see. I am learning about my relationship with Christ, it's not anyone else's.

On to another part of this, I am not sure if this is considered an epiphany or not...actually, I have no idea what to call it...I will say this, showering to praise music is the best way to get clean!!! I started just thinking and thinking and thinking. I was listening to Shawn McDonald (if you haven't heard him, FIND HIM AND LISTEN, HE IS AMAZING). His song was saying "I cannot do it on my own". Suddenly, I thought, I can't have a relationship with Christ by just thinking I can do it. I'm not made that way, God didn't make me to have a relationship without Christ being the one I lean on. I keep thinking, why don't I have these emotions that other people do when they talk about God...why don't I react to certain things the way other people do? What is wrong with me? NOTHING. God designed each of us differently and the only way ANY of us can have a relationship with Christ is to lean on Christ. Fill ourselves with Christ. Learn more about Christ, LOVE ON CHRIST. We can't do any of this on our own. I'm not sure if any of this is coming out how I am feeling it but I do know I am thinking a little bit differently every day. It is really kind of fun. I am learning something new about myself and my world every single day. I am really enjoying this walk.

On yet another note, that seems to follow along the same track, I am reading another book, "Tuesday's With Morrie" by Mitch Albom. It is a true story about a professor and one of his old students and the relationship they share as Morrie is dying of ALS (Lou Gherig's disease). It is heartwrenching at best. It is amazing to read how someone can have such a positive outlook on what the important things in life are even though they are losing function of their body little by little EVERY SINGLE DAY! The book is reminding me of the important things in my life. Morrie talks about not needing the "Achievements" to feel fulfilled. I am a lover of shopping. I don't necessarily love "STUFF" but I love to shop. I am filling some sort of void when I am I have to figure out what that void is and fill it more appropriately.

On a relatively different note, I am neighbor and dear friend is moving. Actually, she moved today. This is going to be a huge adjustment...I know I still have my Flicka, I am so thankful for this, it would be MUCH worse if Flicka were not here...but I will miss this friend. I am sure others out there understand what I am saying. She is moving 3 miles away, not a far distance, but logistically, it is much more than 3 miles. I am afraid of the dynamics of our friendship changing. I know from experience it is something that happens and I plan on working on trying to make this something that doesn't happen. Anyway, working through all of this as well as the millions of other thoughts I cannot even "verbalize".

So this is my world tonight. I am in thinking mode.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I've been struggling

My struggle may sound RIDICULOUS to most people...and sometimes I think it is ridiculous...I am struggling with my father. I am struggling because my father is not the husband he should be to my mother. He basically ignores her. He treats her as though she is an obligation he is HAVING to spend time with, when he bothers to show up. Generally, he doesn't show up. He believes work is more important than his wife...and I know this. I know this so well, I am sick of him. I don't want to talk to him, I have to force myself to be kind to him because I really want to share what I think of how he acts to him. My mother...she hates this...but sticks by him. Recently I have been flooded with people talking about a book called "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. This is an amazing book. I hadn't thought much about it...I've already read it...until this morning. The third person has mentioned this book and the Book of the Bible it references, Hosea. My sister and I talk...she brings up Hosea when talking about my father...So here is my struggle: I believe God wants me to pay attention to Hosea, to forgive my father, YET AGAIN, and be like my mother...Hosea. UGH! This is so hard for me, I don't understand how you can be the way my father is and still feel good about yourself. I can't understand how I am supposed to forgive him, love him through this and be the daughter I am suppposed to be to my father. Hosea. God can do this. I can't. So my request this morning is prayers for my heart. To feel the love I am supposed to feel for my father, to feel the Hosea run through me...

Friday, February 16, 2007

10 O'clock News...Final Adoption

After having my little hissy fit in my last post, God managed to remind me of my beautiful life...I was watching the News tonight and there was a woman who needs our prayers. Her name is Diane and she is an adoption agent for Ukranian adoptions. She has placed over 300 children and is now retiring...after finding one more family...for her own two daughters...Diane has stage 4 cervical cancer and is a single mother. She is not giving up, she is just making provisions for the "just in case". What an amazing mother. And how blessed am I? I will remember Diane not only in my prayers but also when I start to feel grumpy with my four healthy children and my healthy husband and my healthy self. I think I just got my hand spanked...and I deserved a full on trip over a checkered apron...

Tonight is the night

I feel like a not so great mom. I am so ready for my kids to go to bed. Youngest girl, sick first, Hubby, surgery, youngest boy, latest one sick...fever of 102.4. GREAT! UGH! I am grumpy and knowing I need to pray constantly, which is helping the grumpiness (can you imagine what I would be like without it?). I know this too shall pass. I know this is normal, and I also know people who are going through a heck of a lot worse than I am. I guess I am just complaining, getting it out of my system so tomorrow we can start fresh and I can be GOOD MOM again! :) I know I shouldn't even be on the computer when they are awake. I do REALLY well for awhile and then I suddenly am not so good at it...then I get better...then not so get the drift. I hope my children know how important they are to me. I just am tired right now. You know how hubby's are when they are not feeling up to par...picture having to have one home 24/7 NOT OF HIS OWN FREE WILL...for two whole weeks...UGH! I know this could be looked at as a special time of family togetherness...hopefully at some point, he will feel better and I can discuss this family togetherness with him...right now, that would be just a log on a fire of irritation. He is getting irritated at me, at the kids, at the house, at life in you see a pattern here? Are we pathetic, not normally. Normally things go pretty smoothly...but we also have a routine in the house while hubby is at work...and when he is home, he doesn't seem to like our routine as we do that is a bit of a stretch for me as well as the kids, they aren't used to having to be PERFECT at lunchtime, that is normally pretty casual at our house...oh well...again, I know this too shall pass. I know God has a plan for this time. I am thoroughly excited, hubby is reading a book right now, the one I am going to read when he is finished or maybe while he is reading it, not sure yet "Shepherding a Child's Heart". He is really into it and I am excited he has picked up a book, ON HIS OWN, and is reading it! I will gladly let him have as many bathroom breaks as he needs to finish it!!! Ok...going to lay like a vegetable in front of the television and do mindless things on the computer to occupy my normally exciting mind with nothingness! :)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Receiving End...

I am not a good receiver of help. I hate being on this end of things and I don't know how to do it without sounding like I am begging someone not to do something. Which is generally not the case, I love being taken care of...I am always worried about putting someone out financially, taking away from family time, or whatever it happens to be that I want to worry about at that particular moment. So this week has been a challenge for me. Not only am I receiving help, but I am also staying in the house (which is probably really good for the pocketbook in this house). I am taking care of my husband, who is normally the big strong man of the house (by the way, I am a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE nurse). I am not getting to sleep in my own bed (I am so scared of kicking Hubby in the middle of the night). I forgot to do an assignment due to youngest girl being so sick...the list goes on. The thing is, I am not having a bad time. I am enjoying spending quality time with my family. I am enjoying having someone here to play with the kids while I play on the computer a little...I am finding I love my life. The other thing is this: I am blessed. Do you guys ever sit there and think about HOW BLESSED you are? It is not something I do on a regular basis and am realizing I should! Tuesday, my mother-in-law, cousin-in-law and aunt-in-law, all came to our house (2hour drive) to help me with the kids and keep me company at the surgery center and to support hubby...WOW...Tuesday night, my Flicka fed my entire family for 3 days (taco soup, YUMMY)...numerous friends have called to check on hubby and youngest girl...and precious oldest girl's teacher and his wife are feeding our family. WOW. Talk about blessed. Tonight I am going to remember to never forget how much love can be shown in a time of need...and I am going to remember to remember this even when I am not in need...and then I am going to pay it forward...because that is what I like to do...Thanks for listening to my jumbled brain! :)

Last Night...

So the evening started out great! We decided to try something different, we cooked our chicken and our baked potatoes in the fireplace. The kids thought that was great! We just put some Lawry's season salt on the chicken, wrapped it up in foil and stuck it on the side of the fireplace...microwaved the baked potatoes for a few minutes then put them in foil and put them in the fireplace. FUN and the kids loved the food! Then it was book, bath and bed...and the fun begins.

So I have a 2 1/2 year old with a fever for four days, cough that is terrible and now, she has decided to vomit 5 times in the middle of the night. *SIGH* then at about 5am...the other twin decided to wake up with a TERRIBLE croupy cough. UGH! I am so tired of illness. Hubby doesn't feel any better and is not overly happy about least we have the oldest two...they are healthy, I am healthy (albeit tired)...and really, hopefully all of this will go away soon. Prayers are a blessing, thank you, I can feel them...I have been singing the "Scripture Rock" song, "All Things are Possible With God"...I know this...I'm just thankful God put that song in my heart this morning...I totally needed it!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"Shepherding a Child's Heart"...Thoughts?

I know a friend of mine is reading "Shepherding a Child's Heart" and she seems to really like it. I have read a little of it and so far REALLY like it. I just went to Amazon to see about an audiobook and read some reviews, WOW there are some serious opinions about this book out there. Have any of my blogging friends read "Shepherding a Child's Heart" and if so, what did you think? THANK YOU! :)


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Tuesday, February 13, 2007


So hubby had his gall bladder taken out today. Youngest girl is sick...she has been running a temp the past two days and I am not having fun. UGH! Just found out hubby will be out of work for 2 weeks. I'm borderline GRUMPY! Requesting prayers! :) I know God will see us through this, He always does. I just fight the grumpies when things don't go the way I want them to go. I stress about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I can stress about. HELLO, PRAY SISTA!! I know if I would just do it instead of stressing. I'm going to bed...maybe not to sleep...youngest girl, not interested in sleep right now and cannot have more medicine until later. *SIGH* Everyone else is healthy, that is a huge blessing! I am sad for Oldest girl because I won't be able to go to her Valentine's party tomorrow and she has not been warned yet. UGH! :) Ok...going to bed, for real this time! :)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Don't want to forget to remember this...

Youngest boy has been telling anyone he can get his hands on, or should I say anyone within any hearing distance "My Choo-Choo Ho Ho". Translation being, Santa brought him a choochoo train for Christmas and 2 months later, he is still head over heels for it and is loving it every day. So much so he can't stop telling anyone and everyone about it. The other day, he spoke with his daddy on the phone and I got back on the phone with hubby...who promptly told me "I'm surprised he didn't tell me about his choochoo" which I told youngest boy...who proceeded to say "Oh" and request the phone again to correct his mistake. WOW, do I love these kids...they are so amazing! :) Thank you God for the opportunity to be their parent!

Additional Prayer Request...

I don't know if you guys read this but Ashley has officially been diagnosed with cancer in her little lungs. Please, please, please put her and her family in your prayers. They are struggling like crazy to keep themselves positive and their Faith strong, I am shocked by their faith. I cannot imagine going through what they have gone through, they are amazing! I don't even know what to say...I can't imagine this...I wish I could have 1/2 the faith Trish and her husband have. What a testimony.

Prayer Request

Hubby's co-worker is going through a rough time, his father is in the hospital with complications from diabetes. He may have to have his leg removed. His name is Harry Lawrence, Sr. If you guys could pray hard the doctors do the right thing, what is best for Mr. Lawrence, Sr. Harry, Jr. is worried his father will give up on life if they remove his leg. Thank you in advance for your prayers! :)

Thoroughly Confused...

I am terribly confused about fundamental Christianity. By definition in Wikipedia it doesn't sound something I would disagree with. I believe the Bible is infallible. I believe Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the 3rd day. I believe there is no other way to heaven than through Christ Jesus. I just don't agree with some of the things I saw on Jesus Camp and I don't understand why they involved the children in the way they involved them. That all being said, does anyone have any insight as to what it means to be a fundamental Christian? Is it ok? UGH! Sometimes I think I have no ability to think by myself, I am just fearful of being a Pharisee.

Has Anyone Read

The Scarlet Letter? I have never been "forced" to read it, so I decided I would attempt it now. I think I am understanding about 1/4 of what I am reading. I think that might be enough to get the jist of the story! :) Wow is it hard to read! I am also watching Jesus Camp. What a strange documentary! I had no idea things like this really existed...I'm not sure if I were just oblivious or just not wanting to know it was out there...I think a part of me knew it existed. I really don't know how to feel about this movie. It has good points, no abortion, abstinence, etc. I just don't know how I feel about the way they are providing the information to our children! WOW!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Check this out, COOL!

Check this out! It's pretty nifty! It's from Especially Heather, another blog I love to read!!!

New Babies

Twins at 35 weeks 6 day before they were born.

A new friend of mine had twins about 4 weeks ago. They are gorgeous and make me wish I could remember more of my babies first few weeks. It is so wild how the brain promises to remember things and then suddenly you are two and 1/2 years into it and realize you don't remember much of anything...My Oldest Two are getting so "grown-up". They have opinions...mouths...attitudes...REAL personalities...then there are the youngest two...they too have opinions...mouths...attitudes...REAL personalities...I don't remember when this happened. It is amazing to me how quickly this is all I miss the babies...and yet I am so thrilled with the sweet children I have. They are awesome kids. They love to laugh, love to play, love to use their imaginations, sing, dance, pray, already. It is such a blessing to be their parents. I hope I remember that when I am frustrated with them. I need to make a point to remember.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Hubby Said I Could Put them Back...

Perception of a Five Year Old

Let me set the stage...I am trying to explain to five year old boy that his Nana would have been a part of the desegregation in 1960...

Mom "Your Nana was just like her during this time (speaking of Ruby Bridges, as Nana is about the same age)"
Son: "You mean she used to be black?"

How precious. He so wanted to understand...

Both Older Children were horrified at the way people treated Ruby Bridges and her family. They didn't understand (nor do I) how people could be so cruel. Ended up being a really great conversation...I believe they learned something from the movie. Let's see if they can correlate being kind to perfect strangers and being kind to each other...*sigh*

Friday, February 9, 2007

Check out the Holimont Ski Resort

This ski resort caters to special needs children...that makes me so happy, I have a soft spot for special needs children, they are so amazing to me...I feel so check this out!

My Friend Flicka

While this sounds like a movie or a book, I claim this one as my friend down the street. She just read my blog and decided I hadn't mentioned her! :) She's hilarious! So I am writing about my friend Flicka. She is a wonderful mother, friend, daughter & wife. She loves to educate people, whether it is in photography, the abc's or whatever else someone wants to learn. Flicka has a heart for God and a love of life, it is a blessing to consider Flicka one of my closest friends...she makes me smile and makes me laugh, she lets me vent and that makes me happy! So here's to Flicka...may she always be my neighbor...even when we live in our commune (200 acres...50 horses...*sigh* doesn't that sound nice?).

Took out pictures

Talked to hubby...he wasn't comfortable with pictures on there you go...might put them up for a little while (one of my fellow bloggers does this) and let my "blogging" friends see them and then take them off...not sure...I love love love having them up there...but I understand his fear and will respect his decision. WOW, that in itself is a remarkable comment for me...

The Story of Ruby Bridges

So I just finished watching "The Story of Ruby Bridges". We let the kids watch it...a part of me is fine with this, the older two asked all the right questions to bring us into a great conversation, the youngest two, just played and played...but then a part of me hurts for letting them see those things. Nothing that happened in the movie was what I would call PG-13...but I'm a little disappointed in myself for allowing them to see it. Ok...self-loathing over...on to next part of this.

I cannot believe this is how our country views life. I know we are supposed to be so "equal". I know we are trying, at least some of us are...I know this. I also know people are being treated with major predjudice every way you turn. It doesn't matter if it's the whites against the blacks or the blacks against the whites, or the hispanic against the asians...there are so many races in this country...we are supposed to be a place of freedom...a place to come and be welcomed..."PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS" (spelling error on purpose). We are supposed to be filled with Christians. We are supposed to love our neighbor as ourselves...the Bible teaches forgivness...not 7 times but 70 times 7...that's a lot of times...are we truly that nation? I seriously don't believe we are. I see it everywhere...not so much as people being evil or downright mean, I mean, I see things like that...they just aren't completely what I am talking about...I get so stressed out about kids who are obviously not getting bathed correctly, not getting read to, not getting the encouragement they need at home. I know this is not exclusive to happens across the just all boils down to what we are supposed to be and what we really are.

Now, how do we fix this? If everyone would just be RESPONSIBLE for their own little part of the world, it would be a dramatic difference. It's not that difficult and yet it hasn't happened...why? I think it sounds so easy. I think it sounds like a true Christian attitude. I don't understand why it can't happen. So my prayer tonight is that we evaluate how we are behaving...not just with our own children and husbands (but please include them...) and ask ourselves...are we loving our neighbors as ourselves? Are we really loving them?

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Ashley's Journal...PRAY HARD

There is a little girl in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been there in the hospital for 18 weeks. She is struggling...she's not really even a "little girl" she is a baby. Please, please, please add her to your prayer list. She needs all the prayers she can get, she is having a lung biopsy tomorrow at 1:30pm...please pray her issues are gone when they check her out. Pray God puts His protective hedge around her. Pray He work the miracles only He can. Thank you...


So I have been reading a lot of posts of people who are trying to read more this year. I have had a true love of books my entire life (at least as long as I can remember). My mom once told me an uncle of mine didn't believe I could read (I think I was too young to really be considered a reader) and so she saw the word "screwdriver" on a piece of paper...she asked me to read it in front of my uncle...I of course, obliged saying "screwed river". I didn't say I was intelligent, just that I could read. I also was told of the time my mom and dad argued with me for a LONG time about the name of the bird that repeats things...I said my teacher told me it was a MUNKINGBIRD. My parents, obviously, argued with me it was a MOCKINGBIRD. *SIGH* I was of course RIGHT, I knew everything, and there is no arguing with a teacher, let alone a child of 6 or whatever. Anyway, that all being said, I decided I enjoyed reading, I love books, the knowledge I get from books, the majority of what I gain intelligently is from books...thus the new books I have read are starting to grow in number and style. I just finished reading "The Read~Aloud Handbook" by Jim Trelease...and now, I finished "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. I am also reading "The Tale of Despareaux" by Kate DiCamillo. All three of these books are MUST reads! I am about to start "Sheperding Your Child's Heart" and "How to Get Your Child to Love Reading" by Esme something or other...she also wrote "Teaching Esme". I just love books...I also bought "The Case for Christ for Kids" I can't wait to do this one with the kids! I am loving this...I go to Goodwill JUST looking for books...YUM! Do I sound a little obsessive? Yes, probably! :)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A Week From Today

So Jesse (hubby) has gall bladder surgery this coming Tuesday. He is REALLY nervous as he has never been put under before. I don't blame him for being freaked out, I read the information today...yes, during class, I should have been paying attention but my professor is very interested in telling stories about herself...sigh...anyway, it sounds a little scary...not a lot, ok a little lot...but I am praying about it and my mother in law is coming up and my cousin in law husband is an only child. is supposed to take 3 hours and it is supposed to be easy to get over, but Jesse is one that believes he is going to work two hours after he has something done...ugh! :) Pray for us, please!


I was just at BooMama (love her site so much)...and she had a post about Beth Moore and her blogsite. It is so great, Beth and her daughter Amanda both blog on this is so great! Thanks BooMama! :) I sure enjoy this blogging thing!! I've met so many great people, I am so blessed!!!

Sunday, February 4, 2007


How awesome is Tony Dungie? Wow! he is truly amazing! He gave God the GLORY even when the media wanted to make this all about race, he brought it back to GOD! GO TONY! Colts played well!!!! My friend Jamie sent me this link, about the coaches tonight, check it out, it's really neat!

Friday, February 2, 2007

What a great day

So today, a friend of mine asked the age old question, work outside the home mommy or work at home mommy. UGH! that is such a frustrating question to me. I would so love to make some money, add to the family budget and bring down the debt (don't say anything, I know I am the spender of the family). However, there is nothing that I can do at why not go out of the home to work, you say? Here's the thing, I feel like God has called me to be at home, too many things have fallen into place for me to feel like I should work anywhere else. Think about it...I would be paying 800 at least in daycare, there are three that would be in daycare, I would have to have everyone up at the crack of dawn...all four of them, it's hard enough with just one, I would have to have make-up on and hair fixed, etc. UGH! I think women that work outside the home, are amazing. Seriously. I am learning to appreciate both sides of this story...especially when there is no other option. Don't get me wrong, when the kids are all in school, I will HOPEFULLY, PRAYERFULLY, be a teacher. If not a teacher, then an employee of some sort. I just don't want to be in debt for the rest of our lives...that all being said...I feel blessed to be home...VERY blessed. In Alabama, I worked at least 3 days a week, sometimes 5...

I think I've been talking about this subject a lot lately. I wonder if I am being taught something...I know, I am always being taught something...but this time, I think I can figure it out...I believe God is giving me the opportunity to adjust the way I act at home, to clean more, organize more, enjoy my kids more, not look like a dilapidated female everytime I wake up...I think today was enlightening for some of these things. I have managed to wash, dry, fold & PUT AWAY at least two loads of laundry, played play-dough with the kids, let them play outside in the snow, taken a few pictures of them (if I could figure out how to put them on here, I would), and just generally enjoy my children and my life. I've talked with my husband a couple of times, he has been so sweet...we are getting him home this weekend, SO EXCITED! :) So all in all, I am a spoiled brat that needs to remember what a gift God has given her. SERIOUSLY!

Oh, that was the end until I remembered I got my Peter Reynolds books today! He signed them individually to each child, oh my goodness, I love them love them love them! He is amazing!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

The Snow Day in TN

So we had a snow day in TN now. Ha! What a complete joke...not the kind of joke I like, considering I'm from Iowa and LOVE a good snowstorm! I love to get out in the snow and play with it, I want my kids to be able to make a snowman that doesn't consist of dirt and grass...*sigh*. That being said, the kids didn't even get to make a snowman, but they did have a good day, daddy got to play at home for a little while, built a fire, the kids loved it...I love having him home.

I am not very eloquent tonight. I had a great night, went to a "Frozen Feeders" meeting tonight and came home with 7 gallons of various soups for our family! I am so excited to see what the kids think! :) I think they are going to love the soups I picked.

Ok...sleepy...not making any sense...nothing exciting to report even though have a million thoughts in my head...important thoughts...they are just too hard to get out of my head.

You Think You Know Me

Compliments of Jamie

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Wendy's counter girl (I even dressed up as Wendy on multiple occasions)
2. Waitress
3. Restaurant Manager
4. Administrative Assistant at a Civil Engineering & Land Surveying Co.

Movies I would watch over and over:
5. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
6. Serendipity
7. Crash
8. Just about any teeny bopper movie or chick flick

Four places you have lived:
9. St. Louis, Mo
10. Idaho Falls, ID
11. Newport News, VA
12. Cedar Rapids, IA

Four places you have been on vacation:
13. Orlando, FL/Bahamas
14. Destin, FL
15. Duck, NC
16. Going to San Fransisco on March 2nd!!!

Four of my favorite foods are:
17. Rice Krispie Treats (you can make them in the microwave with no fat!
18. Filet Mignon
19. Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese from Houston's
20. Anything from a new restaurant that isn't a chain!!! LOVE HOUSTON, TX

Four places I would rather be right now:
21. Greece
22. At the beach with the kids (they haven't been since T was 3 and P was 9mths)
23. Anywhere I've never been before with kids
24. Another anywhere I've never been before without kids

Four friends I think will respond:
25. Maris
26. Crystal (tag girl!)
27. Amanda
28. YOU!
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