Monday, January 25, 2010

Time to PARTAY!!!!!

It's my........


Happy Birthday to me!

And I am still in my 30's....

for real.....

no joke.....



Yes, I am a tad fanatical about my birthday, but guess what??????

I can be fanatical. WHY?????

Cause it's MY BIRTHDAY and I can be!!!!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Do Hard Things

This morning I am going to a parent- teen/tween conference called "Do Hard Things". It is based on a book written by 2 teenage guys (I believe they are in college now) and the low expectations our society puts on teens. It is about raising the bar for our kids. Coming from 2 teenage boys, will be quite a new perspective for most. If you have tween or teen or going to be a parent of one soon, get the book. Read it. Have your kids read it. I am excited to see how the conference goes.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

God is Like....

Here is a poem I remember form high school. A little dated but still good.


GOD is like Coke...He's the real thing.

GOD is like Pan Am...He makes the going great.

GOD is like General Electric...He lights your path.

GOD is like Bayer Aspirin...He works wonders.

GOD is like Hallmark Cards...He cares enough to send the very best.

GOD is like Tide...He gets the stains out that others leave behind.

GOD is like VO5 Hair Spray...He holds through all kinds of weather.

GOD is like Dial Soap...Aren't you glad you know him? Don't you wish everyone did?

GOD is like Sears...He has everything.

GOD is like Alka Seltzer...Try Him. You'll like Him.

GOD is like Scotch Tape... You can't see him, but you know he's there.

-author unknown

Thou Shalt Laugh

Tonight we had small group at our house. Our twice a month time to get together. One of our friends left a christian comedian video with several different comedians on it for us to watch. It was from a show called "Thou shalt laugh". So after everyone left we popped it in. After all it wasn't a school night.

We laughed so hard it was so fun! Isn't it fun to just laugh your behind off, and it all be clean hilarious jokes?

So if you haven't laughed in a while, grab a christian comedy video, and a couple of girlfriends, or your hubby and kids, and LAUGH!!!!

Highly recommended!!

Friday, January 15, 2010



I can't believe it has been over a month since my last post. Life has been traveling at moc speed around here.

Mostly the new job has been taking my time. I am not really spending more time at work, it is just different hours. Instead of working at night or on the weekends, I am now working while the kids are in school. It has messed up my enitre routine. I am used to being able to get my errands, shopping and cleaning done while they are at school. But that is not the case anymore. Now I need to do those "house jobs" at night or on the weekends. Sounds like it should be a little adjustment to make, trade RN job on weekends and nights for house job on weekend and nights.

But not for me. WOW. It has been a huge obstacle in our family life. One that we will overcome with time and a plan. So when do I make this plan????

I also have started working out again. They say it is supposed to give you energy, but man oh man. I am exhausted. I didn't think I lost that much fitness with my time off. Whew!

Today, I have felt like total lazy bones. I was up at 5 am to let the dog out and get a load of laundry started so my kids would have uniforms for school, and just to get the day started. Then after getting the lunches made and coffee in me, and kids off to school, I went to the gym. I worked out with my trainer, who honestly kicked my behind. I am still sore from working out with him 2 days ago. My sore, achin body. All in the name of getting back into shape. OUCH!

So after my workout, it is time to pick up babygirl from school (she is half day kindergarten. By the time I drop her off, it is time to turn around and pick her up again...) When we arrive home, I plop my weary body on the couch and have been there ever since.... Well, not entirely, but most of the day. I did have the other 3 kids to go get sometime in there.

And now it is time for dinner. Oh the dinner dilema. I don't feel like making dinner, nor do I know what to make. Ugh. Me and my lazy bones. Ok, not lazy..... weary. Kids are starvin, time to go.

At least it is a long 3 day weekend. Praise the Lord!!!