Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am angry...... angry at selfish people who are making selfish choices........ is it wrong to wish that those people who are being so stupid would just get slapped!!! I realize this completely goes against what Jesus would have me to do... but I am just being honest.. isn't that what blogging is for?? ;)
I am studying Proverbs..... so much to learn, so practical.......... if we could all just listen and learn to live that way. What a different world it could be.
Things have been crazy for us. Joel's week of working nights is over. THANK GOODNESS!!!! I am so glad. We are heading to Atlanta for the weekend to see some friends. Should be fun and some good family time. (which we need desperately).

Friday, May 22, 2009

Joel's schedule is crazy and I feel like a single mom... I am tired of it!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I guess it is time to start teaching Jesslyn how money works. She has asked me three times this morning if I can go to the store and make money so that I can go to Target and buy her a new toy. I tried to explain the whole job thing and that is how we get money but she was confused and a little irritated that we don't just go to the store and make it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I feel like I have too much on my mind to choose one thing to blog about......
So, I will just throw out some random thoughts.

* I wish I could fix things for people when I see them hurting and I wish I could slap the ones who are making them hurt.
* I feel a hunger for knowledge more than I think I ever have before. Not sure if it is just because I am getting older or what??
* I am a lover of justice... I think to a fault... because when things are unfair, I sometimes about lose my mind.
* I love this time of the year... it is perfect for the park.
* My girls have been fighting a lot lately.
* It cracks me up how everyone things their kids are the best... we all do it, it is funny to me.... unless people go on and on about how great their kids are... that can start to drive me nuts.
* I am so thankful that my husband has a job.
* I really want to take the girls to Disneyworld!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I have been challenged a lot lately..... through my crabbiness of the last few days, it is like my bad qualities have been put under a spotlight..... and I have been humbled. I want to be the best wife and mom I can but somedays I feel like I am failing miserably..... I want my husband and kids to feel loved and cherished...... God help me.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Krohn's Conservatory

We took our last homeschool field trip of the year today to see the butterfly show at the conservatory in Cincinnati... we first had a lesson about butterflies and then got to walk into a room filled with flowers and free flying butterflies... they were everywhere. They would land on people's backs and heads..... one landed on Jesslyn's head and she freaked out! It was really cool though to see all the different kinds and pretty colors..... but I have to say, I had my limit of having things flying all around my head. I am just glad they were butterflies and not birds or bats. YIKES!
My kids have been crabby the last few days... and so have I. I am ready to put them to bed early tonight and just relax.

Exciting news! I am trying AGAIN to lose some pounds... and I am one pound away from seeing a number I have not seen in awhile!! YAY!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I would love nothing more than a day on a secluded beach with a few good books and a nice cold drink. Instead, I have fighting children, loads of laundry, and dishes from lunch to wash up.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jon and Kate

So, this family is all over the news... and this brings about many emotions for me......

1. Why do people go on these shows?

2. Why does Kate continue to go on talk show after talk show..... is selling a book that important?

3. I do not think she is very nice to him.

4. That gives him no excuse to cheat... (if he did).... he probably did. Who doesn't now days?

5. Why keep doing season after season?

6. She seems a little off to me........ I think she really kind of likes the fame and money now.

7. She always says it is about the kids...... I don't believe her.

8. Just my thoughts....... ( I used to really like the show, and I know they have done several speaking engagements to profess their faith...... but I think even if this is not true and just horrible rumors..... things still are not quite right.)

9. Ahh..... just wanted to say that.

Monday, May 11, 2009

King's Island

Yesterday afternoon, we went with some friends up to King's Island Amusement Park...... my girls have never done any kind of rides so I was really not sure what to expect... they did great...... We first headed to kiddy land...... where we road a little wooden roller coaster. Jesslyn was smiling until the first dip and I think she had NO idea it was coming... she started to cry, but smiled when it was all over and said she loved it.
Then we went on Planktin's Plunge which is what you see up above. She screamed the entire time and called the ride STUPID! Nevaeh ended up going on an adult roller coaster and loved it, although I know she was scared out of her mind. I am so proud of her for giving it a try. (She is usually our scared one who never wants to try anything new.)
It was a great day..... the girls had fun and it was nice to just walk around, hanging out with good friends.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

I just made a quick trip into the grocery store by our house to grab a bag of ice....... I am pretty sure everyone in there was frantically picking up a card and flowers for Mother's Day...... not just men, but women too... it made me chuckle a bit. The last minute money spent and time spent for those gifts we put pressure on ourselves to get...... is it silly?

My day has been great so far.... woke up, drank coffee with my family on the deck, went to church, out for Mexican, and now home to rest a bit before we head with our friends to King's Island Amusement Park..... I will let you know how that goes later. Oh, I also picked up some Dramamine along with that bag of ice.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Annoying Bees

I am really liking this spring weather we are having right now and would really love to sit on our new patio furniture... but the bees are taking over and I am over it.... three bottles of spray later, and they are still around. It is like they just hover over you... staring at you, right in the eye. I know bees have their purpose, blah, blah, blah..... but I like my deck and would like to sit and read out there...... they can go anywhere, just stay away from my deck!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Our big break!!!

So, it has been awhile since I have blogged... and with all going on around me right now, I think this might be a good way for me to just write...... maybe some sort of therapy ;)
From my previous post, you all know that we got our pics taken by our friend, who happens to be a professional photographer. Well, he also does some work for the Ohio magazine and they picked our family to be on the cover of their June issue. So, we spent last Saturday at the Cincinnati zoo, from 8:30 to 3:30 taking pics. We started with hair and makeup, then took some pics.... (I even had a personal makeup lady following me around all day) Kind of nice! ;)
It was quite an experience..... the girls had a ton of fun and we got a little tiny taste of what being treated like a celebrity kind of feels like. The magazine comes out soon and we will have access to the pics after a few months, so I am sure we will post some later!