Monday, July 30, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

An ode to everyone who has cleaned up my children's puke

Yes, I am really blogging this. My girls throw up a lot. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I threw up a lot when they were inside of me. They just think it's normal. Anyway, I wanted to give a public thank you to everyone who has ever been brave and iron stomached enough to help with the disgusting clean-up. To Randy and Tammy, thank you for all your help at Steak and Shake. To Christina , I really appreciate you pitching in at Barnes and Noble. To Lisa W., thanks for changing your sheets and my daughter's clothes, both times. To Bryan and Ron, I can't believe you guys were so quick to get the boat back to spotless. I know there have been more of you, but this is just a quick list off the top of my fair fried brain. Thank you all so much.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ikea run

We are taking a girl (plus one guy to drive the U-haul for us) trip to Ikea in 2 weeks. We still have one spot in the Suburban left. If you would like to go, just let me know. We will only be gone one night.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


We took a wonderful trip down 60 today. Lisa C. had told me about this great little amish store in Seymour. They had a yummy selection of food but it was the children's books that I had to tear myself away from. They were all just so cute and wholesome. Next, we went to my dad's hometown of Ava to eat lunch at the soda shop. If you can see the prices on the menu, you know it was one of the cheapest meals we've ever had. We stopped off at a roadside park on our way home to play in the water and tick off a photographer who was trying to take senior pictures. I am just not ready for these kids to go back to school any time soon. I have so much fun with them.

Monday, July 23, 2007

This is how you know you are selling your home to good people...

The couple buying our house are just adorable. I didn't think I cared who bought our home but now I'm sure glad to know it's going into such good hands. They brought us these flowers along with a note saying how perfect the house is for them. So nice, huh?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hillbilly Highchair

Thanks Lisa for being clever enough to think this one up. Bungee cords really do come in handy.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Under Contract

I always laugh at how perfect God's timing is. Minutes before we closed on our new house, we recieved an offer for this house. It was a great one and we've already accepted. Yeah!

Monday, July 16, 2007

busy busy busy

We went to Branson overnight last Friday to celebrate our anniversary (#7). We met up with some of our favorite people at the lake on Saturday, just minutes after B broke his nose. We went to 2 parties on Sunday in addition to church and our open house. This week, me and the kids are at day camp which is actually quite fun. Chaotic but fun. We had our last post placement visit from our social worker today. We close on the new house on Thursday. Things won't be slowing down any time soon. We will be working on the new house and then the fair starts. Oh the fair, my heart beats a little faster just thinking about it...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007


Cindy and Skyler singing the best national anthem I've ever heard.
Christina introduced me to all the shopping available on Commercial street. Red books and Chairs was my favorite store. Very cute stuff for cheap.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fourth of July

A big thanks to the Beattys for leting us tag along and join the party. We had such a fun time.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Death and taxes

My grandpa passed away on Sunday. He was a wonderful Godly man until Alzheimer's began to chip away at his memory and inhibitions 12 years ago. I am glad that he is with the Father now and he has his full capacities back, feeling better than we can even imagine. We had his funeral today, which got me thinking.....

1.Why do we spend all kinds of money on a posh box that is buried in the ground? It's a whole industry that is built on guilt. If you don't get the best casket and spend a ridiculous amount of money on it, you must not really love the deceased. In actuality, they couldn't care less. They are not in the ground, they are in one of 2 places.

2. Where did we get the tradition of bringing food to the grieving? So sorry your loved one passed, here's a casserole. Don't get me wrong...I love it. I've eaten very well the past few days. It just seems a little odd, don't you think?

Just some thoughts.