The *great wisdom* of a four-year-old

Victory was having a little fit (and when I say *little*, what I really mean is scream-crying and saying "I don't want to...!!!") while refusing to do what she'd been asked to do.  Because apparently it's just too hard to put on the jammies that daddy told you to...

I *corrected* her behavior, and after she got her pj's on and crawled up on her bed she said, "I wish I was the mom and you were the kid."  I said, "Why?  So you could wash my mouth out with soap and swat my butt?"  "Yes", she said.   I asked if I'd done something I wasn't supposed to -- like mouthing off or throwing a fit or disobeying.  She said no.  I told her that it wouldn't be fair to discipline me for nothing.  LOL  I think (*hope*) she got the point. :)


What goes through their minds?!?

Levi came to me crying this morning.  He was picking his nose.  I couldn't tell what the problem was, but he eventually started crying.  I began to suspect he had something stuck in his nose...  Eventually, he sneezed several times and this is what we "retrieved"...

In case you can't tell from the photo... it's the broken "hinge" from a cd case.  What goes through their minds when they do these things???  "Huh, I wonder what would happen if I shoved this tiny little thing up my nose??"  LOL

Just for the record, he's none the worse for the wear.  This photo was taken just moments after the final sneeze. :)


Down Here, Jason Gray, and Shawn McDonald

Wow, just WOW!

Tonight was AWESOME!  The concert was just so great.  And one of the best parts was being able to meet the guys and hang out with them a bit during the day and then visiting a bit more after the concert.  What a great group of guys... very down-to-earth, Godly men.

I really don't know what more to say, other than if you have the chance to see them perform, DO IT!  :)


Just because...

... I feel the need to post.  LOL  This will be a *mish-mash* update, but it'll be good to get some things out of my brain and onto paper (so to speak).

I had a busy week and wasn't home much since I was helping my friend Steph with her diaper business.  It's a lot of fun for me to be able to help her especially when she's been so crazy busy!  Working with her gives me a chance to have the friend-fellowship that I need and also do something I love to do.  Today I was home and managed to get most of the laundry done (it had been over a week...) so that was good.  And, to top it off, I even got a nap in! :)

What I really need to do is get some of my own sewing done at home, but my stinkin' serger went on the blink again today.  I did a test seam and everything worked great.  Then I started sewing the important stuff (a really cute diaper I'm working on) and I had a myriad of problems.   First, the machine was skipping stitches.  Then the thread broke.  Then I couldn't make the corner around the wing because of snaps being too close to the edge.  Then my needle broke... in three pieces.  I got that replaced and the thread broke again.  GRRRR  I'll say right now that I will no longer complain about spending more money on better quality thread!  When I'm using quality supplies I rarely have an issue.  The cheaper Overlock Thread I get a JoAnn's is usually fine in my sewing machine, but seems to break quite easily in the serger.  When I'm using a quality product like Gutterman's then I don't usually have ANY problems!  So, lesson learned...

Today I bought Chris and Wendy Jeub's book "Love in the House".  I'm am so looking forward to getting it and being able to put some of their household practices to use in my own home.  I also ordered Wendy's new cookbook "Love in the Kitchen".  When I get them and have a chance to read through, I'll have to try to remember to do a little blog "review" :)

Shiloh had her first birthday last Saturday.  I can not believe how quickly the last year passed!  She is really close to walking, and I think she would do it more, but she gets around so quickly while crawling that I'm sure it just doesn't make sense to her to go more slowly :)  She is still a little peanut at just 16 lb 4 oz, but the doctor was pleased with the weight she'd gained in the last couple months, so at least I'm not getting a guilt trip about how small she is.  I looked back, and VJ was only 16 lb 6 oz at her one year checkup, and now she is a very average 4 yr old (maybe even a bit on the tall side).  Needless to say, I'm not too concerned...

In other news, I have some health issues I'm dealing with after having my yearly exam...  I have some prolapse of the pelvic floor muscles.  It's something that has been worrying my mind, but when the fear and doubt creeps in I just turn it over to the Lord.  I know that He knows what's in my future, so I should just let it go.  Knowing and doing are not often intertwined...  Also, to add more insult, I got back my cholesterol readings (first time I've had it tested) and my levels are too high.  Total is 241, with HDL (the "good stuff" being only 39) and LDL (the "bad" stuff) being in the 170's.  =S

The pictures from Shiloh's birthday party and other's that I'd like to share are still on my camera.  But, when I get in gear and get them in iPhoto I'll be sure to post a few :)

Tomorrow, my parents are coming to take the kids -- ALL FIVE OF THEM -- for the weekend. It will be a nice break for me, and on Saturday I'll get to go to the Shawn McDonald concert at our church along with Steph.  (She has to sit by me 'cuz I've got her ticket hanging from my white board right now - LOL)  My friend Angie is the person responsible for getting him to St. Cloud in the first place. She's over the moon, and I'm really looking forward to the concert, as well as being really excited for her! :)

Well, I think that's it for now... I'm sure there's more, but my mind is blanking for the moment.  Hope you enjoyed the update!


It must be April Fools!

Oh, wait, that was LAST week!  But, this is what we woke up to this morning.  And it's supposed to continue to snow throughout the day and tonight as well.  Tim is taking the afternoon off and is hoping to build snowmen with the boys.  If they get out there, I'll get pictures to post :)

Notice the snow stuck to the front of the garage...

And just for comparison sake, here's a picture from two years ago (Easter Sunday, 4/16/06).


First Fire

We love a good fire.  The smell, the sounds, the sights... and tonight it was quality time with the family.  Only Shiloh missed out -- she went to bed instead :)  This picture is from a couple years ago, but the sights are the same.  I have many good memories around the fire, and am looking forward to making many more with the kids.