Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What are YOU reading?

While getting our house ready for our (non)showing tomorrow, I was straightening up our nightstands and thought, hmmm, I wonder what others are reading...

Here's what we're reading:

When Sinners Say "I do"-Dave Harvey (I think; my mom borrowed it today)

I actually just finished this one. Excellent reading. It was a gift from Aunt Laura and Uncle Jeff. One quote I loved in it- "Til sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet." SUPER

Morning and Evening- Charles Spurgeon

If you do not have this book, get it as soon as possible. It's loaded with such good, relevant, encouraging, enlightening, applicable truths. I write in it like a diary. It's so good.

The Bible

You have one; read it! If not, I'll get you one:)

When People are big and God is small- Edward T. Welch

I've only read bits and pieces, but so far, so good. Another gift from AL and UJ

The New Strong-willed Child- Dobson



Parenting is not for Cowards- Dobson

Hmmm.... again. ;)

What's on your nightstand?

Any books you recommend??

Please let me know!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A good weekend

Hi, Grace. Bye, Grace. Yep, that's what it felt like this weekend. I saw Grace and fam for a few moments, then they were right back in McKinney. Hey, no fair! I AM thankful that they came for a visit, and the time spent with them was very nice;)

We got RAIN. I love to see the rain and what it does to the dry earth. It's beautiful! :)

I called 911 for the first time on Saturday. We were on our way to...guess!..Wal-Mart. yes. And across from Cousins in Early a man on a motorcycle was taking a right into Allsups and kinda caught the curb in a weird way and slowly fell over. Very strange. It seemed like it happened in slow motion. I called 911- it works!- and they assured me that help was on the way. The guy, thank the Lord, ended up being just fine. He just couldn't remember what happened. Jody helped, and I was so proud of him.

Our realtor called today and asked if we could show our house in THIRTY minutes. Um, no. Especially not on a Sunday when it's SOOO chaotic and crazy. Outfits, diapers, dishes, burp cloths EVERYwhere. We just try to get out the door on time for church. Phew!

My son is crying. Why is this happening to me??! Just kidding. The dogs on our street have decided to join him. rats.

How was YOUR weekend?? Hope it was a good one.

ps. "God is not looking for extra-ordinary men for ordinary work, but ordinary men for extra-ordinary work." (thought that was a good quote)

pps. speaking of realty, I love when you read that there's a nice house in a "quite neighborhood"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Just a lookin' for a home

like the boll weevill (sp???). Ever heard that song? It was probably before your time;)

Well, we made on offer on a home about 1/2 mile from ours. It's a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom red brick home built in 2000. It has no yard really to speak of, but it has two TOILETS. Does it get any better than that?? Yeah, 3. ha! Our house has to sell first. So, we'll see what the Lord has in store for us. We'd love to be in that house, but our hearts aren't so set on it that if it doesn't work out we'll be crushed. We're just fine either way. It would be nice to have a bedroom for our little guy. Right now he occupies about 6 square feet in the living room. Not ideal, but it works.

Mikayla's doing pretty good with her training, for those of you following the ever-so-interesting saga. She's looking forward to the day when she can wear big girl p**nties all the time just like Mommy, Aunt Grace, Emmie, etc. :) So am I! Potty training is quite a chore. Phew!

I'm so in love with my Josephs, by the way. I need to post an udpated photo. The smaller Joseph is growing like crazy!!! He's about doubled his weight since birth, and he's not quite 3 months old. unreal.

Hopefully, I'll be attending an AI party tonight at Christy's. Looking forward to that. She does know how to throw a good party;)

Off to nap world, I hope!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We finally have a mama's boy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


While sitting at my computer getting my 3 seconds online, I asked my daughter (who was standing on a stool behind me), "Kiss?"

She answered, "maybe later, mom."

Oh. I guess she's growing up.


ps. she gave me many kisses a few seconds later!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Abby has officially stolen the spotlight

Yikes! It's been too long since I've posted and WAY too long since I've had a good nap. I plan to do both very soon.

So, we've been working on potty training with Mikayla. Not the funnest thing on earth. I have a book called Potty training in a day or less. I'll take the less. Is that an option? They tell you to get a doll that pees and pour water into it, then Mikayla can watch the doll empty her liquid into the potty. Sounds great on paper. Then you're supposed to give them cokes (!), and juices and such- beverages that they like- and stay by the pot all day long. Phew! I just don't have that kind of time. Oh well.

Anyway, Abby, Mikayla's cousin who is 4 months younger than Mikayla, is going potty like crazy in the big girl potty. She always! has to be better than my daughter. Just kidding, of course. Abby is SUCH a sweet girl and is liking the new pant''s we brought for her on our trip to McKinney.

Get this, Grace. Mikayla is now sleeping in her BIG GIRL BED. Top that! ;)

ps. NOW I'm ready for that nap!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Starting potty training

First of all, thank you all for your sweet comments on my previous post. I really enjoy taking pictures of people. Esp. Grace and family:-).

Mikayla is wearing pant**s for the first time today. I told myself that once little Joseph starts sleeping through the night that I'd start her training. Thankfully, Joseph has had 3 nights in a row that he's gone 7-8 hours between feedings. It's been SO nice to get some rest. awww. Hopefully I will have the patience required for the process. I can just see it getting really frustrating really fast. I'll keep you updated. After all, she is TWO (wow!) and I think she's ready- finally.

We're in the process of trying to sell our house. And what a process it is. We're wanting to get a larger home to house our growing family. It's a funny feeling to have a For Sale sign in our front lawn and to have people come look at it. We know that whatever happens, the Lord will provide for us.

Joseph had his 2 month appt yesterday and got his shots:( talk about breaking a mommy's heart. He did great, though. He weighs over 13 pounds now and has grown 4 inches. Yes, we have a big boy. And I love it!

Our 3rd photography class is tonight. They are so much fun, especially when taking it with my mommy:))) Speaking of her, she gave me a $30 gift card to get me started with my CVS shopping. (Lookout, Rebekah! :) I had a "fun" first go of it. I got very confused and had to cancel an order and then do it right. Phew! (Ok, now she's in a pull-up; you can imagine what just happened. Oh, the joys of motherhood! :) My husband was so impressed with my good deals. I felt like taking a picture of all my goodies sitting on my table, but alas, you know how it is with me and pictures. But, I did get lots of deodorant, lots of body wash and lots of wipes. YAY! :)

Hope you all have a most wonderful week. The Lord has made this day and what a beautiful one it is!