Friday, May 31, 2013


Why is it that when you give kids choices they always choose the messier option. It doesn't matter the level of the mess they will always choose the messiest.  Do they have like some sort of built in radar that detects the messy level?
For example today at lunch I gave Collin the choice between an apple or an orange to go with his sandwich.  Of course after a whole two seconds of thought he decided he wanted the super juicy orange. The orange that squirted juice right in my eye when I cut into it. The orange that will have him sticky from head to toe and probably his sisters too.
But I can't be frustrated (ok maybe about the juice in the eye but thats about it) because I gave him his choices. I can't tell him no and give him the apple instead. If that was the case I should have just made his lunch choice free. So instead I deal with the sticky mess and plan for an early bath time tonight.
So on another note I'm begining to see that summer is an interesting time around the Seminary. Some families are steping back abd taking a much needed break while others arw diving into summer courses where the entire class lasts no more than a week where all the information you would normally get  over a 13-14 week time period is dumped on you from 8 am to 5 pm for 3-5 days. 
Other families are moving out of the student  housing having graduated and are moving on to their next adventure. While still others are just moving into our little community embarking on this new journey. And lastly are the families who are making and finalizing plans as they prepare to leave for another country, many going over seas to take tje message of Christ to those thay need to hear it.
There is an excitement in the air and buzz in conversation as goodbyes are said to old friends and hellos are being said to new ones. All I can say is I think things are going to get pretty exciting around here as the summer goes on.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Not how I wanted to wake up.....

So imagine this:
Its sometime in the middle of the night.  Your in your bed sleeping peacfully when you hear a faint voice.
"Daddy, look."
Then a god awful smell hits your face like a ton of bricks. Before you even sit up to peer over your sleeping husband you know what happened.
You look up to see your almost 3 year old son standing by the bed covered from head to toe in poop. The bed time accident of the century has struck!
That was exactally how my 3 am went. He had it on his hands, up his back, on his face somehow (seriously gross), down his legs, EVERYWHERE!
As I cleaned up Collin, Dusty cleaned up his bed. His sheets, his favorite blankie, his pillow, all the toys he managed to get in bed with him before he fell asleep. It was a mess!
As I sat in the bathroom trying to get the mess cleaned up without crying I prayed RaeLynn would stay asleep.....ya not so lucky. The sound of daddy moving around and the lights from the bathroom and hall were too much for her.
Mumbling unpleasant things under my breath I went to check on her, leaving Collin in the bathroom for a few seconds, only to find that she too was in need of a change. I was up to my elbows in kid poop!
Finally with kids and beds clean it was time to get back to sleep. Or so I thought.  Collin wanted to talk, about superheros of course.  And RaeLynn wanted to play. Eventually I just put her in her bed and fell asleep on the floor. I have no idea when Collin made to back to his bed but he did.
Not exactally the way I envision being woken up EVER!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Confession time.

Can I be honest for a minute?
I'm a bit jealous of my parents and youngest brother right now.
Well a few years ago my bro got involved in Bible quizing with his church. He did so well that he qualified for the all star team at the end of the regular season. This meant that he got to take a trip to Point Loma University in San Diego, CA. For his first trip Collin, who was not quite a year old yet, my grandmother, my mother, and I went along with him. It waz great. We ha a good time and the campus is absolutely beautiful.
Last year I was too far along in my pregnancy  to.get to trav so I didn't go last year and this year I have 2 kids and a husband working full time so I'm not going again. I would love to and I know they are going to have a great time.
Good Luck little brother! Quiz well!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What a weekend

This weekend was great.
We started it off on Saturday by spending the day at Lake Texoma with Dusty's dad. We grilled burgers and then took the kids to the water. Collim got to "fish" for a little while and RaeLynn got to splash her feet in the water. She absolutely loved that. Every time I moved her away from the water she lost her mind. It was super cute.
Sunday we had a good day at church followed by a nice lunch and grocery shopping. A quiet Sunday for us
Monday is Dusty's day off from work so we get a 3 day weekend with him. So yesterday afternoon we took the kids to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  By the time we got there we only had an hour to look around but that was actually plenty of time. We had a ton of fun in the children's museum portion. I'm lookin forward to being able to go back sometime soon. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Daily Ramblings

I have so many things rattling around in my head today so here we go.
I can't say enough about how much I truly despise laundry. I seriously believe that clothes should be disposable like paper plates. If we ever win the lottery I know my biggest spluge would be paying someone to do my laundry.
Today is menu and shoppin list day. With the end of the semester craziness I got out of the habbit of making my menu and writing out a list. I don't even want to think about the amount of money that I have blown shoppping week to week with out a plan. I'm really hoping I am going to be able to get back into the swing of things.
I absolutely love living where I do but somedays I really wish I could live in a place where I could have a real garden. I think it wouod be awesome to really grow my veggies. I know I can do some growing in containers but to me its just not quite the same.
Lastly, I'm kinda disappointed in the movie selection on Netflix streaming. There are so many movies that I want to watch that I haven't seen in forever but I can't. So I'm stuck watching reruns of the same shows over and over again. I suppose its just a good reason to quit watching TV.