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Friday, May 10, 2013

Longest blogging break ever??

6 months later here I go again.  The good news is that I should have plenty to blog about, right?  And the sad truth is that this is the only form of scrap book my boys will ever have.

My friend in another all boy house and I say we are going to write a book someday called "Stories To Make You Feel Better About Your Parenting".  Rest assured I have plenty of stories to contribute to the book.  Like the day a dead bird was brought into the house for our new pet.  Or the night Isaac smashed a beer bottle he found against a pole at Luke's soccer clinic for all to see and hear.  Or the picture day I decided to gel the boys hair with Jereme's new hair gel.  Which, turned out to not be hair gel.  

In any case, I will leave you (if any of you are still out there!) with a few random iPhone pictures...

Jorden lost his first tooth in January and then another one a few weeks later. 
Isaac just lost his first tooth yesterday. And, then literally lost his tooth. So, he was delighted to find out the tooth fairy accepts notes.

Creepy that we let our kids eat a snack while sitting on their dog's grave out at the farm?  Perhaps.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A screw loose?

I guess we don't need to worry about Luke having a screw loose.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Woooooohoooooo! How about them Cats!? The next generation of faithful K-Staters!!! Luke was a wee bit touchy after a full day before a 7 pm start time...he was too busy freaking out because Jereme touched him to participate in the 2nd photo op! You just never know with a three-year-old. Can I get an amen on that??

Thursday, November 1, 2012

If you were near 6th St Park today...

I hope you got to witness my awesome photography skills...both in using a way too expensive camera that I still have no idea how to use besides in Auto Mode and the amazing skills I use to get my subjects to all look the same way, smile, put their hands down, stand still, keep your hands off other people.

 It may or may not have included bribing, voice-raising, threats, pleading, putting leaves on my head, acting like I saw a spider (which some of you will know the depths of my desperation right there).

Here is a sneak preview. Or maybe it's not much of one. Maybe it's just how the overall shoot went...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Recently, the little boys first soccer season ended.  Oh what fun they had!  They loved it and weren't ready to be done.  I see many, many, many, many more sporting events headed our way now that they've had their first experience.

Recently, we spent a Sunday afternoon walking the nature trails in Pratt.  The boys' greatest hope was that we could find a snake.  Their momma's greatest prayer was that we would NOT find a snake.

Recently, God has been impressing upon my heart how much time I am wasting on Facebook.  I am sure most of you self-monitor better than I do.  But, I was finding myself not able to get my "quiet" time done daily but I was sure able to see what was going on in everyone else's lives!!  Sunday at church did I ever hear a WORD.  Spoke directly to my heart, convicting me.  Dang, I hate when that happens.  Grin.  So, I finally heeded what I've known for quite awhile...Facebook is now absent in our house.

Recently, I took what I thought would be the easy way out and bathed all three kids together.  Although I got these cute shots, the aftermath was u.g.l.y.  Rowdy boys need not be in the bathtub together!  End result, WAY more water outside the tub than in the tub.

Recently, I was putting the little boys to bed.  As I was walking out, Isaac sweetly (or so I thought!) says, "I hope you can sleep all right in your bed tonight!"  Me:  "Oh that is so sweet of you Isaac, I am sure I will be fine!"  I, of course, was thinking he was all concerned because Jereme was out of town.  He says, "No really, I hope you can sleep in your bed!"  Hmmm, ok, that's weird but who knows with boys, right!?  Fast forward to about 11:30 pm as I am crawling into bed with more sand in it than is in most sandboxes.  I am thinking a couple little boys took their shoes off in my bed after we spent the afternoon at the park instead of in the laundry room like they were told to do.  Darling little things, aren't they??? 

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Line

I dare you to watch this documentary and not be convicted in some way.  I don't know what that will look like for you but I know what that looks like for me.  For us. Pledging today that this household will give, both financially and in service, in a way that we have never given before.  Sacrificially.  What about you?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

We're official!

**By the way, Jereme asked after reading the last blog post why I left out the most important detail of the night...Luke was spot-on with why his daddy needed to move NOW.  He proceeded to clog the one-holer toliet at the restaurant leaving his momma to have to go report to the manager that it wasn't working.  At all.  Awesome. 

Anywho, we officially entered the sporting world this fall.  The little boys are playing soccer and they have just been over-the-top excited!  They have two great coaches and have learned a lot!  Especially how awesome oranges are at halftime and how fun it is to get a special treat at the end of the game!  We've had so much to laugh about watching these games, missing 3 KSU home games not included.  Grin.
Isaac is obviously super stoked about his first night of practice!

Game Day!

Who else would sponsor this team of cuties than DEKALB??

I can't remember specifically what this conversation was between Luke and his momma.  But, I can guess with almost 99% accuracy it was one of following:
Luke:  I'll fight the Lord.
Me:  Luke, you mean you'll fight the war. 
Luke:  No, I'll fight the Lord. 
Me:  Ok, then it's I'll fight for the Lord.
**As you might've guessed, we've had that convo before.**



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