Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
And a poor unsuspecting cat?
I am on the phone trying to talk to my husband when I hear some comotion coming from the bedrooms. I think nothing of it because there is no crying and fighting and so pretty much I don't care. Then as I am wrapping up my conversation the two girls come running down the hall with cat hair flying all around them. I'm not talking small amounts of hair here people. It looked like they had thrown him through the ceiling fan. I tell my husband we have a problem and that I have to hang up. Mr. "I'm on a 72 with grown ups" reminds me to be patient, kind and loving to the babes. I think I yell."ya' right!" and hang up. I finally get the story from the oldest (the honest one FYI) about how they had been putting the cat in the suitcase for rides and they were "just trying to catch him again mommy."
Morgan says,"now let me take your picture mommy."
"uuhhhh, mommy aren't you going to smile bigger?"
Here are just a few of the answers I got.
My husband- chocolate for sure! Writing. family. God. he then added that I am all about healthy friendships and not blowing smoke up peoples butts. I care to much about being honest and loving those people. He asked me not to post the "blowing smoke up peoples butts" part. Seriosly thats my favorite part. :)
Jessica-making my husband and kids feel special with things I plan for them. Making my marriage strong and vibrant by planning date nights and weekend get aways. Quiet time with my God and faithfully praying for others. Creating memories for our family by taking frequent vacations. Spending time with all sorts of different friends. Serving at my daughters school.
Heather-serving others, helping others in need.
Christy P.-being outdoors. my family and marriage. Organic foods
Rhonda-my marriage. my kids. Seeing others honor God in their marriages. Healthy living and eating. Being a good friend.
Marianne- flip flops, bags and the pursuit of the best brownie in the world!
Thanks for all the input! Love you!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
To my left an older man with his newspaper.
To my right, an older man just sitting there. We will call him preacher man.
preacher man to newspaper man; "I just drove all night from Louisianna."
newpaper man; "what freeway did you take?"
preacher man; "the ten most of the way I think."
newpaper man; "why wouldnt you take the 10 to the 210?" why the 10 the whole way?
preacher man; "ummmmm, I dont really remember much of the drive to be truthful, it might have been the 210."
Newspaper man clearly satisfied with the conversation gets up and walks away. I look over at the nice visitor from out of town and politely comment and how hard that must have been to drive so far all by himself.
Preacher man; "I just took a job in Riverside pastoring a church. I was here for a week when my 38 year old daughter got a random blood clot in her heart and went to be with the Lord."
Christy; "I am so sorry, this must be a very diffecult time for you and your family."
preacher man; "yes, she left a husband and two children."
We talked a little more and then as he was leaving to get his car I wished him all the best at his new church. Clearly dis-sheveled from his journey, being in a new town not knowing to many people and also the fact that he had just gone to his babies funeral he looked back and mustered up a smile and wave to me.
Confession time. the thing I hate most about myself is that I think of things to say or do way after the fact. Now when someone has crossed the line or made me very angry that can be a blessing. But I pray constantly that I would step out, talk to people and offer them the comfort that I know my Lord offers. After "preacher man" left I felt the tug of the holy spirit say,"why didnt you tell him you would pray for him?" So the last few nights I have been faithful in praying for his family and asking that God would wash over him a peace that surpasses all understanding and though he may not remember the akward girl from the car wash I pray he senses someone praying for him. I desire to be more obedient in reaching out to people when they are hurting and not just to write about it in my journal after the fact.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I love how one minute she is all business, future gold medalist, "dont hug me mom, I'm gonna win this one!" and then the next.....................................
She's my sweet little Barbie playin' cuddly girl. Seriously right before a race (like 1 minute and then until the horn sounds) Morgan is unbearable to be around. She gets this nervous pace and starts this nervous stretching and wierd stuff like that. She gets all moody and focused (yes, shes only 7) and then right after the race is over...........
Sheeeeeeeee's Baaaaacccckkkk! I was probably like that before every softball game as well and just dont remember. I know my mom said if we lost she would just volunteer to wak home because I was sooooo competative it was insane. I would be out for revenge the next game. I do remember that. Maybe I should have looked into more of an individual sport like swimming. ;)
oh, and something very depressing happened today; I had always hoped that if I went to the slammer some day it would be for something BIG, maybe even make me famous like stealing a world famous jewel or something but oooohhhhhh no, I have to go and steal a fork from Chili's today. Seriously, after the meet my mom & Rick and the girls & I went out to lunch. They brought me my b-day gift early since I am leaving and wouldnt you know the little sucker did a head dive off of the table & into my b-day bag. When I got home and was unloading stuff I thought to myself,"now, if my mom wanted to buy me silverware she could have bought all 8?" And why would she not have pointed out that I missed one of her gifts in the bag? Seriously I should have been blonde? (ooppss sorry fellow blonde bloggers) but then I realized I had stoled the fork. I am sure they are looking for me now so please pretend you have never heard of me. I know you will miss my ever so entertaining Blog entries as I am sure computers have not made it to prison yet; whats that? Oh they have t.v, tivo, better medical and dental AND computers? Well shoot, throw in a hot meal and quiet night and I am so there! ;)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Daddy: "Ryanne, did you do something naughty?"
Ryanne: "Daddy, I love you so much!" (reaching down to kiss his arm)
Daddy: "Ryanne, did you get in trouble today for something you did to Luke?"
Ryanne: "No, we played baseball, blocks, and house for a while, then mommy made us pizza oh and I might of hit him but I cant remember."
Daddy: "Ryanne, I need you to tell me the truth about what thing you did to Luke."
Ryanne: "Well, I might have bit him, and mommy might have had to put hot sauce in my mouth again. But I cant really tell for sure."
Just a little side note; Raynne has decided to wait until she is almost 4 to bite. When asked why she bites because its always when we are playing or etc. she simply states,"I was done with you."
And this to shall pass.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Powerful, all knowing, serious, abba, strength, not whimpy, stillness, the beginning and the end, provider & much more.
Boys will be boys!
Not the best picture but here are Dan and I, and Brian & Yvonne.
And of course in true fireman fashion there were dumb games that had to be played. Here we have men dressed in velcro shooting tennis balls at each other. Fireman! They'll do anything for a laugh.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Oh and not to be left out Ryanne insisted on having "poofy" hair when we went to pickup Morgan today. So out came the dye, the hair spray and the blow dryer. She looks like Madonna back in the 80's! Love it Ryanne, so you! ;)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Also, Morgan had her daddy come in his fire uniform and spend some time with the class. They were so cute. He dressed them in his turnouts and gave out some little gifts. Morgan was so proud! ;) check in tomorrow because its crazy hair day!