Saturday, July 25, 2009

He's Got a Way With Words

Crazy as it may seem, my kids actually want us to have another baby. They love babies and would be so happy over another little sibling to hold, and snuggle, and cuddle. Due to 5 c-sections, and a finite amount of sanity (that is getting used up rather quickly), we think 5 children is the perfect number for our family. Of course, we are open to life and if God blesses us with another child, then we trust He will also shower us with sanity. But, I digress, that is a whole other blog post that maybe I'll write about some day.

The point is, Katie was saying how she would just hold that baby non stop. She said she loves taking care of newborns and she would do all she could to help.

Josh replied by saying, "Katie, babies only want their moms, because their mom's have that stench."

I looked over at him and said, "I think you mean, scent."

Impeccable Timing

I haven't blogged in a long while due to life. Some funny things have happened along with some unfunny things. Through it all, God is in control and He continues to bless us in sweet ways.

Yesterday, I was trying to leave my mom's house, 3 hours away, so that I could get home by 6, so that I could water the grass, start the laundry from a 3 day visit, get gas, get 2 kids ready for an all day clinic today, get dinner, feed everyone, get baths going, say hello to my husband, and get to bed so that I could be at my part-time job by 8. I had just chatted with the kids about how when you go to someone else's house you want to try to leave it just as you found it. I like for there to be very little evidence that a tornado has just spiraled through the home we are visiting. Well, true to form, the kids did a great job at that, while I bumped into a table that held a beautiful bowl of decorative balls and according to my kids, it sounded like, "Ka-dunk, ka-dunk, ka-dunk, ching...OH, UNBELIEVABLE."

As I watched the bowl tump and fall and all the balls fall out, I thought it was going to make it without breaking, but then, just as I was about to breathe a sigh of relief, the last decorative ball fell off and smashed the glass bowl. Then, I cut myself with glass as I was trying to carefully pick up the pieces and telling the kids, to NOT come upstairs. My step dad came up to help me to vacuum up the slivers when he noticed there were black spots all on the carpet upstairs. After checking the bottom of my shoe, I realized I was tracking a melted crayon through their once immaculate house. So, the impeccable timing part comes as Josh thought this would be a great time time to jump out and try to scare me as I was walking down the stairs. I screamed, jumped into the wall and into another glass sconce thing filled with more decorative balls that wiggled, and jiggled, but THANKS BE TO GOD, stayed on the wall.

Then I got in the car for a 3 hour tour! (And, not to be too dramtic, but 1 hour into the fun, a pebble flew up and hit our front window and left a quarter sized star burst which has now stretched its leg 10 inches down our window!)

Sometimes life is a barrel of fun!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Land that I Love

God bless America. My home sweet home! We live in an exceptional country with exceptional ideals. Thank you to every person who has shed his or her blood so that I may live this abundant life. Thank you to every family member of every soldier, you have suffered so that I might live. Truly your crown in Heaven will be magnificent. Let us continue to stand fast to preserve this one nation, under God. Let us glorify God for allowing us to be born in this blessed land.