Thursday, March 31, 2011

In the eye of the beholder

Jada and sofia were creating their own "movie" starring spongebob and mickey mouse..

And i think its going to be a big hit.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Not me monday

A few things me and the fam did not do...

I DID NOT get the worst ear infection i had in years last week. I DID NOT have a ruptured ear drum and two ear infections with a sinus infection.

Sofia DID NOT randomly say on the way home from church, "i do like like broccoli, mom. Just so you know." I'm sure there was thought behind that, but its unclear to me.

We DID NOT have jada's 6th bday rockstar party saturday. There was NOT mommy juice for the adults so the 15 kids could be in check during karaoke and dancing and tattoos.

Brook DID NOT take an AR test for a book shes been reading and score 100%! It is not amazing to see her finally succeed at something in school and be just like the other kids.

Sofia did NOT pray this week in the car, "dear lord, thank u for basketball. And for yummy food and sometimes the rain. Amen".
Brooke: "would u look at the size of that weiner?" Jada: "did u say weiner?" Brooke: "yep! That weiner dog is precious!" Jada:"that is a great weiner dog!"

I did NOT make sofia go without shoes to the store because she did not put her shoes away and then couldnt find them in time to leave. I did NOT have at least 3 people tell me she was missing her shoes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sometimes you just...

Sometimes you just need starbucks...

I have a double ear infection, sinus infection and well, I am just plain exhausted.

Sofia on the other hand, she's just always in need of sweets...

So sometimes you just need a little starbucks to make it.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring...or not

Don't you just want to go down the swirly slide so you can find this joy?
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Friday, March 18, 2011

the real house...the real win.

i'm not sure if it's the long winter or that there's just 6 of us in this house, but it's a flipping mess...always!

i get frustrated when i look around...bc as soon as i clean up, there's another mess.  i mean, i have some really awesome "helpers"...but as you can see, there's some ba-junk-da-junk that could use a cleaning up.

i'm having a hard time this morning being really upset about it...because i'm rejoicing in finding my "fountains" or strength in what matters.  passion 2011 rocked my i mean, rocked my world...and the CD just released {with me singing off key in the crowd} and i'm praising God along with Chris Tomlin and 3000 other peeps to "all my fountains"...and i'm feeling the joy, man.

and then i turn around and i see the world i live in.  i mean, that's hard for me in the midst of this...

and this...

but in the end, what matters?  i'm really trying hard to keep that focus...ministry of late has been full of challenges.  my house is a wreck.  my kids are not listening...

and i remember, that's how satan gets to me.  he picks at what i SEE every minute of the day.  and it's in the unseen of Christ that really matters in the end.

because in the end...JESUS WINS.  i mean, that's what matters.  the dishes are piled, and the kids are playing naked babies in pillow cases in the great room...

but in the end...JESUS WINS.

romans 12:2..."do not conform to the pattern of THIS WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your MIND...then you will be able to test and APPROVE what GOD'S will is...his good, pleasing and PERFECT will."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Hubs made pancakes...and coffee...and I got to relax!

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Friday, March 11, 2011're it

My girls are all readers...and the tag readers are so amazing.

I didn't fall for them bc of the cost, but nana did, and boy am I glad. It reads and has music and sound effects...even when u hear it repeated 46 times in a row.

And aren't they cute while they are getting smart?
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011


I was feeling not so perfect yesterday and was chilling out when sofia walks up and kisses me.

Sofia turns and looks back and says, "well shoot. I guess we're married ."
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Coffee and babies

Sof tells me this morning she was "heading out for a bit". She strolls back to the kitchen, coat on, sippy cup in hand, baby in the stroller.

I ask "where are you headed?"

"I got my starbucks, and boy is this coffe good. Now i'm walking my baby and drinking good coffee. Its a very good morning!"

Well, who knew shw watched every detail so closely. Can you say "mini me?"
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Monday, March 07, 2011

not me monday

a few things that me and the fam DID NOT do this week...

sofia DID NOT come into our bedroom after being "asleep" for about an hour saying, "oh my goodness. i was totally asleep and a big tiger came into my room and licked me all over my face.  it totally waked-ed me up. sorry, mom."
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i DID NOT get one of the worst flu's in the world and have to stop roadside to puke on the way home from preschool pick up.

while we were eating dinner out thursday night, brooke DID NOT pull a colored pencil out of her boot when someone requested a color that was not part of the "coloring pack" at red robin.
i DID NOT have to report to jury duty this week and was NOT the only person there thrilled to be sitting in a quiet room where no one was asking me to wipe their butt, make them lunch or answer the same question 50 times.  i was NOT totally sad to get released from the jury pool...but was NOT instantly happy again thinking i was NOT able to get a hair cut bc child care was already taken care of for the day.

jk, sof and i DID NOT play outside all day on the one non snow and rain day that we have have in like forever.  we DID NOT sit in the sun and think 45 degrees was the most amazing temp ever!

i DID NOT get a call from b's teacher saying that she had requested her to "please just call my mom and straighten out this me going to my friends house after school thing.  i'm sure you just don't have all the information.  my mom has a lot of kids and she just forgets to do the right thing sometimes and send notes."
i DID NOT almost pee myself thinking of her saying that and then think how poor mrs perry had to not laugh when she had said it to her.

brooke DID NOT tell her teacher this week, "these kids are not listening.  i think they are all jacked up on mountain dew."

a few more things too...but i need more coffee to think of them.

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Jada has a bio big cute, so awesome, so much like a bigger clone of miss jada.

Its all good..
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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Saturday coffee time

There are things that just seem to be genetic...

And I guess I say that's just fine.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

one day

one day i will be able to go to the bathroom in my own house, have toilet paper on the roll and not picked up from the floor and put into a bin behind the toilet and wipe ALONE.
one day.