Wednesday, December 28, 2005

opening presents Posted by Picasa

The beloved Metal Detector Posted by Picasa

Eves first present Posted by Picasa

After Christmas Update

We had a Great Christmas this year. The boys got most everything that they wanted. The most loved present was the metal detector. Many hours were spent outside with shovel in one hand and detector in the other. As you can see we were in t-shirts Christmas Day, which I was so happy about. No white Christmas needed for this gal.

Eve opened her first Christmas present, it was a cell phone, she is getting some early practice.

So now I am just walking behind all the children picking up choking hazards at an alarming rate. To wind it all down a bit the kids are sick and laying around, which makes for a very quite house.

I hope every one had an equilly happy Christmas this Year. And We wish Yall a wonderful safe New Year! 2006 here we come!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Quoting Devon

Prelude(he has been drawing a diagram of a machine complete with conveyer belt, that will make chocolate cars, which at first I thought, how will you drive a chocolate car in Texas, but then was told it was candy cars, "geese...Mom..are you sure I came from your womb?)

Devon 10: "There has to be a place I can go to tell all my inventions to, because I am so chalked full of ideas!"

Me thinking to self: Ya, your chalked full of something alright!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Holiness--as I then wrote down some of my contemplations on it--appeared to me to be of a sweet, calm, pleasant, charming, serene nature, which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness, ravishment to the soul; in other words, that it made the soul like a field or garden of God, with all manner of pleasant fruits and flowers, all delightful and undisturbed, enjoying a sweet calm and the gentle vivifying beams of the sun. --Jonathan Edwards

Friday, December 16, 2005

Just in case your wondering

So, what does it look like in my living room on any given day, after I have exhausted all my avenues of keeping 5 rambunctious boys busy. Well here's a sample. Your jealous aren't you. LOL

still wwf Posted by Picasa

wwf Posted by Picasa

dog pile Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Simplicity Posted by Picasa

The Good Old Days

I have often said, more times than I can count that I was born in the wrong time. Now, I know God does not make mistakes, but I am so drawn to "the little house on the prairie days". Living out on a hillside with my husband and to many children to count;-)! And the children being seen as a blessing and an asset instead of a burden, as so many people think.

There would be a garden, and cows, chickens, pigs and goats. All healthy wholesome foods. I would not have to pay double for food that is not covered in pesticides or shot-up with hormones and potions(of who knows what). Homemade butter, fresh eggs.

We would not owe the light company or the water company or the cable company or the phone company, I'll stop there because I could go on all day! But what about all those modern day comforts? Wouldn't you miss them? No washing machine...GASP! I think the cost of these things was to high a price to pay! Not money, but the trade off that came with these things.

There was a time, not long ago, when right was right and wrong was wrong. There was no in between. Life was simple and purposefully so. Frivolity!?! There was no need for that. Men were men and Ladies were Ladies. Those of which are becoming extinct. If you had a problem with someone you settled it "outside". Friends spent TIME in each others PRESENCE, life was hands on, not long distance, and vicarious. Life was real. It was simple, hard, tedious, respectful, genuine, real.

Yes its "real" now, but some what washed out, covered over and drowned out. Why do I morn so much for a time I never knew? Im not sure. I know that I can only find that peace now in Jesus. Not anywhere in this world. And I hope with all my hopes that God has a little piece of time carved out for me in heaven. Where life may not have been easy, but it was simple!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Violet your turning Violet!!

UM...OH-MY-GOSH!!! I was told about this stuff called *something* Violet to put on her thumbs because she has thrush on them. Well I was so excited to find it and it only cost 1.74. Well, I guess I wasn't expecting that it would rub off onto her face every time she sucked her thumb(s). I hope it wares off by Sunday, because she is going to meet her Great Grandma and uncles and cousin's for the first time. So here's my disclaimer to all those ready to call she was not smacked repeatedly amongst the cheeks and thumb(s) and she was not used as a target while we were partaking in our annual grape throwing contest last night.

Yikes!!! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 12, 2005

Fine I'll Do It

So my childrens godmother is telling me on the phone yesterday that she has some stocking stuffers for the kids. Wait, stocking stuffers? You mean I am now going to have to pull out the stockings and put them up? Then they will want me to put up the tree and decorate the house. I have found myself this year, well, not in the mood to decorate. I am not exactly sure why, but it could have something to do with the fact that there is not one room in my house that is finished yet. My tree will go up in the dinning room that has a wall exposed and covered in plastic. Now thats a nice backdrop for the shimmering lights. And the stockings, where do I even hang them? I hung them last year on the entry way columns, but right now there are kitchen cabinets in the entry way and in the library. Oh YAY, you say, you have new kitchen cabinets going in! Well, they arent mine. My husband is building them for a friends kitchen. SIGH so I cant put them there. I want to put up garland and lights on the outside of the house, but there is a 35 ft lader leaning up against our balcany and I am not sure that would be real pretty. I guess I could put garland and lights on the ladder and call it Santas Way into our house. Yes I am complaining but gosh I would so love to be anywhere near done with ONE thing in this lovely home. So back to the decorations. I pulled out the stockings (still not sure where they are going)and the boys put up the tree. Need to run to wally world and get some decorations for it, it seems they are all missing. I will sew Eve and Elijah a stocking and finish our christmas cards. I will try in the midst of all that to find where I misplaced my christmas spirit. Whats that? You guys want presents to put under the tree?!? I guess I should get buisy with buying those to. LOL

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I do still have Boys!

I feel like I have only been posting pictures of Eve lately, so, so I wont feel guilty here is a picture of the boys and our Christmas picture, so far, unless I can take one in the next few days with them all facing the camera.

Our christmas photo! Posted by Picasa

My Boys!! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 05, 2005

SEW what....

....if the dress is 3 times to big. After 8 years of wanting to sew something, anything, I have done it. I got a sewing machine for my birthday and sewed Eve a cute, yes, pink, dress. It was really interesting to see how little I knew about sewing, which turned out to be nothing. I had never sewn anything. I found myself examining clothing throughout the day seeing how it was put together. One of the boys would walk by and I would grab his collar and examine it, while he looked at me like I had finally gone off the deep end. But I think I got it. Its not all that hard at all. SEW off I go to SEW some more.

Eve and her new dress. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 04, 2005

And We're Off

So sense she turned 6 months today, she decided that she would make a statement. So here it is. Crawling is now no longer a challenge. In fact once she got the arm leg motions down, she was off. Time to break out the gates and mop the floors!
Happy 1/2 birthday! I love you!

Crawling!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 02, 2005

So there are 2 things you should never do..

You should never mess with a momma bear and her cubs, and you should never and I mean never take your wife's car to work on homeschoolers park day. You will here about it when you get home, by your 5 sons who wait for this day and bug me continually for 13 days until it returns again.

They will no doubt tell you of all the fun they would have had today. I am sure you will get some sad faces, and an inquisition will take place about why you had to take mommys car today...of all days.

So you have been for-warned, infact you probably would have fared better had you walked in to the mamma bears den and kicked her little cub in the shin!
Love You Honey...See You Soon!!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

I am not even sure where to begin....

So lets start with Saturday, November 26th. This was the day I kissed it all goodbye! All those years of being able to hackle people "you know who you are" for being old. And you didn't even have to be old per-say, just older than 30, because I wasn't. Well now I am! 30 that is, and it...well, is no different than being 29. So as payback for all my said years of hackling, I spent my 30th b-day sick. I actually said yes to a party this year, sense its 30 and all. So, the party was fun I am told by those who ate all my cake and played poker until 3:00 in the morning, while I slept upstairs. If it weren't for the fact that I got a lot of cool gifts I would probably be more upset about it than I am. So...40, I'll see you in 9 years and 360 days.

Next well that would be Sunday. When I had 2 sick kids and a sick husband which counts as 2 kids as well, LOL. It is about 8:00 in the evening the wind is blowing like crazy and we hear a loud sound, something kinda like, our house exploding. The children who are upstairs scream and the electricity goes out. We assume what any good parent would, that the kids have done something to contribute to this mass darkness. After consoling and some interrogating, we look out the window to find that a tree has fallen on our power line and it was pulled form our home and laid in the street. On its way out it decided to take my computer, and all that is hooked to the computer, the telephone, postage meter and pencil sharpener with it, in a blaze of smoke.

Well all is fixed now and we are feeling much better. I hope that these next weeks prove to be boring and uneventfull. Because my excitement tank is full.
Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29