Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Wednesdays at our house can be hectic. We only have about two hours once Mikey gets off the bus before we head out the door for Awana (a great kids/church program). In those two hours we have to eat dinner, get homework done and checked, find Awana vests, do last minute memory verse checks, pack Awana books, offerings, and snacks in bags, and get to the church. Did I mention that I usually have to figure out what we are having for dinner and fix it in that time also?

Today is Wednesday.
Mikey wanted to take a friend to Awana tonight, so a friend came home from school with him. Not only did we do all the above in the two hours given, we did it with one extra boy in the house.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bad Day, Happy Ending

Okay, I'll admit it. I have bad days. There, I said it. I am sure most of you have had the occasional off day as well. I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say I ended up in tears. For those of you who know me, this is not a common occurrence. One of my sisters even called me "oak tree" in college due to my apparent lack of emotions. Since marriage, however, I have become more girl-ly.

Anyway, the moisture from my tear ducts shook my dear husband and he, being the wonderful man he is, wanted to fix what ever the problem was that was making making his wife leak buckets from her eyes. Unfortunately, there was nothing he could do (and just for the record, it was nothing he did, either).

So when he arrived home for lunch the next day, he came bearing flowers. My Honey is wonderful!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Do you know what time it is?

It's autumn!! I love this season. This means temperatures that could be called "chilly", trees shedding their green dresses for the fabulous colors that splash their garments for only a few weeks this time of year. I can drink my flavored hot tea all day long (switching to decaf in the evening). I will have a fire in the fire place with popcorn while my Honey and I watch a movie. This season also means we will have more fires in the fire pit and all of my guys and I will roast marshmallows and enjoy the contrast of the warm flames and brisk air.

It also means:

It's football season! My guys have been to one college game and are ready to root on their Pro team.

I love this time of year!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


While on vacation with my husband's family this summer at a beautiful lake, we decided it would be fun to fish off the dock. Let me set the stage. On this vacation are 6 adults (two of these being grandparents) and five kids (four of them being 7 years old and one almost five).

Just to make sure everything worked just right, my Honey and his brother in law got out the poles and spent a bit of time fishing on their own (no kids "helping"). The sky clouded over. He kids went inside for supper and indoor games. The rain came down with its friends, lightning and thunder. My Honey and bro-in-law ignored the weather and kept the hooks in the water. Click on the picture to make it larger to see that this is not a grainy picture, it is POURING down the rain!!
You would think they were having great luck with the fish to remain out there in this weather. They lost four hooks, two lures, and almost lost the reel from one of the poles. All this in only five hours of fishing.

Neither of them caught a fish.

The next night, the kids took a turn with night crawlers on simple hooks.

Each child caught a fish. We were out there with the kids for an hour and a half.