Thursday, November 24, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

God has obviously been preparing my heart for this holiday season. I have listened/read several messages on choosing joy and contentment during this season. So, on that note, here are a few things I am grateful for...things beyond my "standard" responses of my fabulous man and beautiful babes:

*That my sweet nephew "only" had pneumonia and nothing more serious...that he was "only" hospitalized for a few days...it could've been SO MUCH WORSE.

*For a washing machine. So that when 2 out of 3 children get the stomach flu bug, I can wash their sheets at 2 am without too much fuss.

*That when my "baby" puked for the 5th time last night, in my bed, that he actually vomited all over me and our bed and not on himself (again) b/c we had already changed him 4 previous times.

*For the chance to rock Luke to sleep one more time. This morning I rocked him to sleep for a short nap and I dozed off with him. When I opened my eyes, his were open. He smiled and said, "hi!"

*CAFFEINE, baby, CAFFEINE!

*That Isaac ASKED at noon if we could just go ahead and put him to bed b/c he "was exhausted and just not feeling very good."

*And, for this boy...who has yet to be victim to the bug. And that he picked his own outfit on Monday. And, that he proudly went to the library and found Miss Pixie to let her know that he chose his outfit all on his own. I am sure she had no idea!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blog-worthy

Jereme felt the boys at church this morning was blog worthy. Whatever that means. The only thing that has changed from the last time I posted about the kiddos up at the front for children's time is that they have gotten louder and enunciate WAY better.

Ms. J: Tomorrow morning when you get up, I want you to say "yes" as soon as your feet hit the floor. Who do you think we should say "yes" to?
Isaac and Jorden (LOUDLY!): MOMMY AND DADDY!!
{insert Luke waving continually across the church to us}
Ms J: Yes, that is a good answer! We should say that to our parents but we are going to say YES to God and the plans he has for us. Ok?
Everyone: Ok!
Ms J: Next, I want you to say thank you. So, you will say yes and then you will say thank you. Who do you think we will say thank you?
Isaac and Jorden (Yelling): MOMMY and DADDY!!!
Ms. J: (to us) You have them trained well.
(Me, thinking, well, trained to ANSWER well)
{insert Luke still waving}-
Ms J: Ok, now we are going to practice jumping up and doing this.

Isaac and Jorden were right in their element then, jumping up, yelling this "Yes! And thank you to the Lord!"

They are too funny!

I also thought it was blog-worthy as Jereme and I were discussing what the future of our all-boy home looked like this convo transpired:
Me: Well, I guess I will at least console myself in knowing that I'll always be the queen of the castle, right?
Jereme: Sure, wellllll, so long as you don't get dethroned!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Playing Catch-up

I can't believe it's Nov 18th!? I've been playing catch-up for the past few weeks!! Between Jereme's travels, my weekend out, Jereme's hunting weekend...well, it's been crazy!!

Heading out to T-or-T downtown on Friday night!





The "real deal" T-or-Ting!! The boys had a blast! The next day, they decided to keep a small stash of candy and send the rest overseas to our troops. Oh, if only I could have such a selfless heart about giving away sweets!!!!





Speaking of my weekend out. So.Much.Fun. No sleep and so much laughter, I think my face hurt after the weekend. Here we are headed (part of our group) into Women of Faith conference.


And, here is part of our group leaving the hotel for the Moms Gone Wild portion of the night...


A few drinks and appetizers before heading out to meet the rest of the group! Fun times, fun times!


And, what would a blog post be without a 'keeping it real' pic of a recent project of the little boys...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011