Monday, July 16, 2007


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Ok...I'm not so good at this

I was doing pretty well with no television last night...until about 1am...when I COULDN"T GO TO SLEEP! So I put a dvd into my computer and promptly fell asleep...I'm pathetic...

We did really well today until lunchtime...when we put in Dora. This is CONSIDERABLY better than before but still, what is my problem? I am starting back to exercising tomorrow morning...maybe that will help a little? UGH!


I just started and finished "What Would Jesus Do" by Garrett Sheldon with Deborah Morris today! It was amazing and I have a lot to say about it...but right now I am trying convince myself I can go to sleep without having the television on...that has been my crutch for 15 years!!!!! I promise I set timers...but we are trying to go without television...I think I might hate it the most!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

More random thoughts...

There are a couple of things I am worried about: My husband's grandmother is in a cult. I know that sounds completely bizarre...but it's true. She believes she is doing the right thing by herself...she attends regular "meetings"...she has the leader of this "religion" in a framed picture in her house. I am seriously concerned. I am also concerned about my brother and sister-in-law. I know they are amazing people...but I am scared for them...I know they believe they are doing things the right sister-in-law believes in psychic (spelling???)...and various other things...I know they both think I am crazy for believing the Bible is infallible. I know they do...I know they believe the Bible was written by men therefore there are holes...I disagree. I wish I could explain it to them and have them understand where I am coming from. I can't even talk to them about it because they are so not open to hearing. I know the Bible says "those who have ears let them hear"...

TOTAL TOPIC CHANGE: I have been listening to "Shepherding a Child's Heart" on cd and THORUOUGHLY enjoying it. The book is VERY dry but full of TOTALLY interesting things...I was listening tonight about Proverbs. I think I am going to do some serious studying of Proverbs so I can really help my children to be the people God wants them to be...I want them to see how I act/speak/treat others...I have so much more to say but can't remember any of it...probably because it's 11:38pm...HA! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I love my life. I have an amazing amazing husband...awesome kids...beautiful house...I am going to be content where I am. Just happy to be me...

Although...I am a bit sad about school starting back. My oldest boy starts kindergarten and my oldest girl starts 3rd grade...ok...sad about that but content with everything else ;)

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This is so thought provoking...reminds me of where I want to be versus where I am. I feel like Paul in Romans...I do things I do not want to do and yet I know I don't want to do them...I just want to be good...

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Ramblings of a Tired Mom has been an amazing week for a variety of I am hoping I can put into words what is going on in my head and heart...especially considering I am a tired little chica!!!

I guess I am going to have to bullet this so I can try to make sense of things:

1. Youngest boy has been potty trained by my in-laws! They have already reached a special place in my heart after a difficult start and they are awesome...but this takes the cake!!! I called and told my MIL she was my which she replied "You can never get mad at me again...". I am not sure she was kidding, ha ha! They really area amazing! Took them 5 days and the boy is POTTY-TRAINED!!!!! WOWOWOW...they used pennies by the way...nothing like a bit of cash to make a kid do something.

2. We ran a fireworks tent again this year. This makes year 3 of us running one and year 4 of us being exposed to them...they are TOO much fun! This year was exceptionally fun due to my parents flying in from Texas and of course my brother and sister in law running it with us again. It was awesome! Actually, it was INSANE and awesome all at the same time. Needless to say, I have been a SLUG when it comes to anything around my house...nothing like a little catch-up after a long time of no sleep...

3. The simpler life is a must in my world. I am trying to find the best way to handle EVERYTHING...from kids rooms, to my things to the garage to the yard to PTO to school...just a lot of things going on in my head. I know I want things to be as simple as they were the couple of weeks before the fireworks tent. I am about to start reading the book "Boundaries" in the hopes I will attain a new level of understanding about myself to encourage myself to truly simplify.

4. Thoughts of moving have crept up. I am thinking my parents have done a major diservice to my sister and myself...somehow Ben managed to escape the desire to move. Good thing is that my husband is not a mover at all or my poor children would be moved every 3 years!!! Not only that but a part of me is realizing I could easily become someone who runs away when she is sad...or frustrated or whatever emotion I am not enjoying at the moment. Having a grounded husband definitely helps me deal with my own emotions when I should be dealing instead of leaving.

5. Visited our old church tonight. Still working through these emotions. I was amazing to see everyone and to just be able to be around them and enjoy them. Don't get me wrong, I love our church for a variety of reasons...but I miss the smallness of our old church...the people are truly loving and kind and they love us for us...not sure where my emotions on this one will take us but I am guessing it is God's plan for me to have these emotions.

6. I can feel a pull towards God. Maybe that sounds crazy but I can. I can feel myself being guided to do something about my relationship with Him. Now it is up to me to do something about it. This fits into my simpler life category...maybe I shouldn't have bulleted it, ha! :)

7. My parents took us to IHOP yesterday for breakfast. That place is so dirty...SO dirty. I kept asking myself WHY DO WE EAT HERE??? Then the food came, YUMMY! Enough said.

8. I am so sleepy and I need to go visit with my husband...did I mention we had an awesome fireworks show tonight, it was AWESOME! Those husbands can sure blow some stuff up! They had fun doing it, I do believe!!!

Good night...and thanks for reading my randomness.


Twins got two presents from my sister for their clubs with little portable golf holes and tattoos. So youngest girl comes up to me yesterday and requests a "tootat". I busted out laughing and told her of course she could have a "tootat". So adorable!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

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