Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Monday ~ #197/365
Tuesday ~ #198/365
Thursday ~ #200/365
Back to School Night and Spagetti Feed
The kids were asked to play and having been practicing like crazy for this night. They played Mary Had a Little Lamb, Aura Lee and Ode to Joy.
Friday ~ #201/365
Look you can actually see the floor in the kids' room!
Saturday ~ #202/365
Elisha and Anthony's team are now 3-0! Can you tell they are excited?
And that's my week! What about yours? Are you brave enough to try it? Hop on over to Sara's blog to see more!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
A photo op with Grandpa.
Someone had given Grandpa Gerald a real Coonskin cap and everyone had to try it on.
Well, I'm sure you noticed, everyone but me tried it on!
After hanging around Grandpa's house for a while it was time to get going. We normally take the kids to the park on visits with Grandpa, but this year it was a no can do, as it decided to rain on us on top of being cold.
The kids were still pretty tired from their visit. Or maybe it was the fact that we let them stay up too late the night before!
I snapped this picture of the flag as we drove past. Actually I had Yohn stop so I could get a decent picture. I wish the sun was shining just a little bit brighter but all in all I'm pretty satisfied with it.
When we arrived home we found out that the calf had been born just an hour after we had left! Bethany was kinda sad she didn't get to watch, but I certainly was not. I'm not really into "reality shows" that much if you catch my point :)
My mom bought this bag of the biggest marmallows I had ever seen!
And we made stove top smores with them for dessert. Yum!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This is why she is told repeatedly to leave the cat alone!
Monday ~ #190/365
Baseball practice night, guess who misjudged a ball and took one to the face? You can see the red spot on his cheek and a dark circle under his eye. The black eye the resulted was not that large and is now almost gone.
Wednesday ~ #192/365
Burger King recently opened down the street from our house and the kids and Yohn all wanted a nice flame broiled treat. Since I really have a disdain for most fast food I just stayed home.
Thursday ~ #193/365
Family Night! We went for a walk/bike ride (meaning the kids rode and Yohn and I walked) down a nearby trail that goes right past the airport. We've never really gone past the park on this trail so this was a real treat for us, but it wore us all out big time. I think we need to get in shape. I also think that Yohn and I will never do this again without bikes.
Friday ~ #194/365
Crazy, crazy kinda day at work that I never would have made it through without him. Thanks, Babe, for being there!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five elderly ladies-two in the front seat and three in the back-wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"
"Ma'am," the officer replies, "you weren't speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers."
"Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly...Twenty- two miles an hour!" the woman says a bit proudly.
The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that "22" was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error. "But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask... is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't muttered a single peep this whole time," the officer asks with concern.
"Oh, they'll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Route 119."
Sunday, September 12, 2010
My last catch up post (too bad I didn't have any mustard to go with it, ha!), and then next week it'll just be a one week 365. Sorry it's gonna be a long one again.
It was Bethany's actual birthday and we had some friends and family come and sing happy birthday and share cake and ice cream with her.
After finding out they had miscalculated our son's age I headed down to the league office to find out why he wasn't on the same team as his friend (they'll allow you to choose teammates in fall ball) and our boy had his first practice on the right team.
Wednesday ~ #185/365
I had the kids clean out this small section in front of our porch to put the rocks they have collected and had given to them over the years. It beats the old pan they had them stored in.
The Ten Commandments came from Netflix today and the kids were excited. They have since been playing Moses and his life and it brings a smile to my face when I hear them out in the yard yelling, "Let my people go!".
Saturday ~ #188/365
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I saw this on GodTube yesterday. In some ways I can't believe nine years have already gone by, but what have we learned from it.
Where were you when you heard the news. I was four months pregnant with our son, riding in the car on the way to work listening to a Christian radio station. One of the morning dj's came on in tears as she recounted what had so recently taken place. I remember not being far from the radio all that day, and our tv station tuned into news most of the evenings. Watching waiting for updates, praying for survivors and that God still had his hand on our country. Wondering if now was a such a good time to bring a baby into this world (please don't mistake this for me thinking I was getting an abortion, it was nothing like that). We have come a long ways since that day, but may we never forget...
Friday, September 10, 2010
"CAREFUL!!! CAREFUL! MORE OIL! TURN THEM! TURN THEM NOW! WE NEED MORE OIL! THEY ARE GOING TO STICK! CAREFUL! CAREFUL! TURN THEM! TURN THEM!!! HURRY UP! ARE YOU CRAZY! THE OIL IS GOING TO SPILL! USE MORE SALT! THE SALT!!"
The wife was very upset, "What is wrong with you? Why are you yelling like this? Do you think I don't know how to fry an egg?"
The husband calmly replied, "I just wanted you to know what it's like for me when I am driving the car and you're sitting next to me."
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
There are moments when my kids scratch, bite, and pinch each other and it seems I can do nothing to stop them...
There are moments when they are rude, whiny, and sarcastic depite what they have been taught...
There are moments when they just can't seem to control themselves and anger or tears always end up being the end result...
There are moments when one of my kids gets hurt and all they want is to climb in my lap for me to make it all better...
There are moments when they climb into bed with me for an early morning snuggle...
There are moments when my children are triumphant in what they put their minds to do and I can celebrate in their victory...
There are moments when there are giggle wars with uncontrollable laughter that just cannot be contained...
There are moments when a simple "I love you" from one of them is what I really needed to hear...
There are moments I've already forgotten about and some I will treasure forever...
Help me to live these moments with my kids, each and every one of them. Help me not to be distant, not to be so involved in my own world that I forget about theirs. Help me to reach them at their level and point them to you in times of hurt, pain and confusion, but also in times of joy and celebration. Help me to push them, help me to encourage them, help me to teach them, talk to them, motivate them. But most importantly, Lord, help me to love them as deeply as you do.
Monday, September 6, 2010
So without further ado...
Sunday ~ #154/365
Yohn and I started this study together and are loving it! I've already read it, but I just can't seem to get enough of it. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a deeper relationship with God.
Monday ~ #155/365
VBS at the Baptist church next to our house started tonight. Their theme this year was Saddleridge Ranch. The kids had so much fun that they couldn't stop telling us about all they did even when they were supposed to be in bed.
Please forgive the bad quality of these pictures, but indoors at night at a distance doesn't always make for the best shots. These are taken at the church. The kids are singing their Saddleridge Ranch song at the closing of VBS for the night.
Thursday ~ #158/365
Forgive me, but I still haven't re-installed my photo editing software or I would have zoomed in on this picture some. This is a Farmer's Insurance blimp that passed by the school I work for in the late afternoon. After running to get my camera this is the shot I got after it was already heading out of our area.
Saturday ~ #160/365
Sunday ~ #161/365
We bought the kids' new school shoes the day before and I allowed them to wear them to church on Sunday morning. It was a very big deal, so we had to take a picture.
Monday ~ #162/365
Tuesday ~ #163/365
Wednesday ~ #164/365
Thursday ~ #165/365
Friday ~ #166/365
Saturday ~ #167/365
Somebody got a trim!
Sunday ~ #168/365
Monday ~ #169/365
Tuesday ~ #170/365
Wednesday ~ #171/365
Thursday ~ #172/365
Friday ~ #173/365
Saturday ~ #174/365