Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Upgrades, Cute Kid Sayings and Confessions

OK, a little history here so you can appreciate where I've come from. When we were first married I really didn't want a TV in the main part of the house. In fact we only had the little 18" TV in our guest room that I had brought from my apartment. Well after a couple years of marriage Dan talked me into a 32" TV and so we bought the entertainment center and up went the TV in the living room. I must admit we had pretty fun super bowl parties etc. but I still didn't want the TV to be the focal point. Flash forward 13 years later and lots of lessons learned in our marriage. Lesson #1 you do need a TV in the main part of the house if you are going to have super bowl parties or Survivor night with friends. People don't want to huddle on the bed in the guest room it's just awkward. ;) Lesson #2 when your old TV breaks after 11 years and you give your husband free reign to upgrade, upgrade he will. Hence the 52" TV now mounted on our fireplace in our great room. I will admit although not out loud that it is pretty fun to watch and Little Bill looks even cuter in High Definition. ;) Oh but I still have my other foot down about the fact that we will NEVER have cable in our bedroom. That room is for two things, I'll let you figure that one out. :)
Morgan: "Mama, you know what?"
Me: "No what?"
Morgan: "You know I value my life right?"
Me: "OK, I would hope so........."
Morgan: "But just so you know if the leader of China came to me right now and said that if he could take my life but in return he would let any pastor or missionary that wanted to freely come into the country and openly teach about God, I would let him kill me. Cause mama, I know where I'm going so it would be OK but allot of people in China need to hear about Jesus."
Me:"Oh Morgan that's what makes you Morgan."
I was pretty much speechless after that. At 9 she is thinking of giving her life for others and half the time I can't even slow down to help a homeless person. Thank you Morgan.

Ryanne: "Mama, my room is clean and my chores done, can you go check it?"
Me: "Ryanne, you weren't in there very long I don't think there is any way your room is clean."
Ryanne: "I swear it is, go check pleeeaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeee."
Me: (walking to entrance of room and seeing a huge mess still) "Uummm, negative this is NOT clean, you need to get back in here and finish the job pleeaaaaaaaaassssseeeee!"
Ryanne:"Daaaddddddyyyyy! Tell mom to stop calling me negative all the time!"
Gotta love her! :) We were rolling on the floor laughing.

OK and confession time but only because I was blackmailed. My friend who I won't mention any names (Stacy) said she was going to take a picture of me in Hawaii and bust me so I better confess before we go. I went to Palm Springs last week and tried on tons of bathing suites and can I just say that (and I'm serious here) I look like Mrs. Potato head in a one piece. Not attractive at all! I have such a short torso it all just BLOBS together. I tried on lots of tankinis as well and they always fit in the chest area but are to big around the rib cage so blaaaahhhhhh! So all this to say I did buy a two piece top. There I said it! I know, I know I'm a horrible parent. I promise it covers the girls though does that count? Now I know what you are thinking; I don't value your opinions since taking the survey but I do really I do I just value not looking like someones baked potato more. ;)


Jessica said...

Love the minds of your little ones.... so precious. Morganne has such a sweet heart! Ryanne is a crack up :) You will be so glad you record these things on your blog so you can look back and remember what they said.

You painted a funny picture calling yourself a baked potato! haha! At least you have a bod that can rock a bikini :) I figure with all the crud you have to put up with with your aches and pains, then you at least deserve to look good!

Brigitte said...

LOVE IT! Oh if you could see the tears from my laugh...Ryanne, Morgan...great stories. LOVE THEM both. As for the bathing suit good for you! Seriously If I could I would do the two piece thing. I am just considering NO suit this year. AGGGHH! Gotta love C-sections. :) Truly a great post. Thanks for sharing it and making my day.

Rhonda said...

I am still laughing at this. You know one day someone is going to ask Ryanne what her nickname is and oh what might come out of her mouth.

And as for the suit, I'll quote scripture - "vanity, vanity all is vanity" Just kidding. You know I'm just jealous cause I don't look the way you do in a 2 piece. I ABSOLUTELY agree with Jessica. With all you go through, you've got to have at least 1 thing.
Love you!

Yvonne said...

Christy, I love your girls! I love you! Will I see you in March at Firefighters? Shall we connect on the phone...lots to catch up on...may you know the Lord's love for you today!

Yvonne said...

Christy, I love your girls! I love you! Will I see you in March at Firefighters? Shall we connect on the phone...lots to catch up on...may you know the Lord's love for you today!

Diana said...

Someday I hope I get to meet Morgan (and you too, of course!). I've learned so much from her just through the stories you post. What a privilege to be her mommy! And that's a whole lotta spunk from Ryanne; she cracks me up!

Jolene Grace said...

Precious, precious, precious. The hearts of your girls are inspiring and sweet as honey.

If my Dan had his way, he'd upgrade the same way your Dan did. LOL! Love it!

littlecbsmom said...

Wow! That TV looks great! What a fun thing! It makes football so much more fun to have a nice big screen!

I love the stories about Morgan and Ryanne, how sweet! God gave them each such special unique qualities! Thank you for sharing them with all of us in blog world! (especially those that had to move away!)

A Baked Potato??? I can't even picture that, funny image in my head though!

The Keilers said...

I love that Morgan story. I've thought about it on and off since you told me. Precious precious heart.

And Ryanne is adorable (and now I can tell how petite she is in that picture)!

You rock that bathing suit girl! (like who else do I know that says a one piece makes them look like a potato, whatever;)

Stacy Y said...

Your family room looks great with that huuuuuuuge those girls and I told ya I wouldn't tell if ya didn't .. good thing you did... cuz I might have changed my mind..hehe ;-)

Eileen said...

I LOVE your kids' comments... so precious. And so glad you are preserving them so you can remind them of these when they are older!!! And by-the-way, you are gorgeous inside and out. Period.

Kacie Whigham said...

Thanks for the encouraging notes! People can be so negative about such an amazing thing! We heard the heart beating for the first time today and were totally overwhelmed by the little miracle inside. The Lord is good.

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