Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just some stuff

It seems like forever since I've blogged. Busy busy busy. That's my excuse (and some other stuff, but that's another post for another day)...

Here's some of the random stuff juggling around in my mind.

* Someone hit our car this weekend. Our new car. Uggh. The worst part? It was at church. Major bummer. Good news? Our neighbor helped "pop" the dent back in place and it looks much better. Now we just need to replace the smashed headlight. Our handy neighbor saved us a couple of hundred bucks probably.
* The tire light keeps coming on in the van. I just went to Pep Boys on my lunch break to get it looked at and that place is creepy. That is all. There's definitely a reason God gave me a husband. So glad he can usually take care of that stuff. I am too girly for Pep Boys. :-)
* I am so frustrated with the Bachelor this season. Seriously. When he watches this back, I wonder if he'll doubt his choices... I mean when you hear something from so many different people, you have to believe it's at least in part true!
* I don't know why I keep on watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Makes no sense to me, but I keep coming back. :-)
* Jacob celebrates his 100th day of school today. How fun! Can't wait to hear all about his adventures.
* Jonathan is having vehicle day tomorrow. Wonder what vehicle he'll choose to take?
* I love FBC preschool and Jan Wonderlich. It has been the best place of learning and growth for my kids.
* February + warm weather = day at the park yesterday and IT WAS PERFECT!!! Bring on spring.
* Collins HS is playing in the regional tournament tonight. Go Titans! Our good friend is the coach and we are so excited and inspired by the love he pours into the team. Too bad I have to work late and can't make the game.
* been thinking a lot lately about older kids who "rebel" and choose a path that is not pleasing to the Lord. My heart breaks for some dear friends dealing with this. It's made me pray all the more desperately for my own children...that they are learning how much they are of value to God, how much they are loved and what awesome plans the Lord has for them. It's not too early to pray for those precious teenage and college years. If I can prevent any amount of heartbreak from bad decisions, I want to. Oh God, please protect my sweet children!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oh Cupid

Valentine's Day takes on whole new meaning when you have kids. I loved celebrating with my big Valentine and am so grateful for my sweet hubby. He even wrote me a very sweet poem. It was so sweet! We got to enjoy an evening at home on this Valentine's day - and guess what.. it rocked! We let the boys eat upstairs and watch a movie and we (stop the world) actually enjoyed a quiet dinner just the two of us. No interruptions like, "can you please get me another spoon?" "can I please have more milk?" "I didn't want my lima beans." Man, I love my hubs and appreciate the time we have together! Then, after dinner, we enjoyed a family friendly game of Trouble. :-) Fun times. No fancy dinner. No fancy flowers. No pantyhose (amen!). No crowds. Just us. The four of us. And it was perfect.

Thanks to Pinterest, I decided to make the boys' valentines to send to school - they were super cute, but umm took a little too much time. Maybe next year, I'll go with the trusty box o' valentines from Dollar Tree. :-) What do you think??? I wanted to make little masks for them, but simply ran out of time.

I also surprised the boys with this little treat - they seemed to like it - I hope they believe the messages.

Hope your week has been filled with celebrations with the ones you love.

It's a great time to remember the great love our Father in Heaven has for us. I've been meditating all week on I Corinthians 13. The love chapter... oh God, please help me love Billy and my sweet babies like this chapter describes.

Monday, February 06, 2012

tooth fairy strikes again!

Jacob lost tooth number 3 on Sunday. He was so excited to put his sweet little tooth in his pillow and wait and see what happened. Well, he was so excited to see that the tooth fairy had brought him 4 quarters AND a hershey's kiss. That was the best part for him. :-) Good thing the tooth fairy was able to dig up up some quarters - tooth number three was almost worth $5 cuz there was NO $1 bills to be found at the tooth fairy bank.