Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is it Saturday yet?

Normally I would not be clamoring for the weekend. I'm a take-it-one-day-at-a-time kinda girl. But this weekend, Jason is taking me to Nashville, Indiana (Brown County). You know what that means, right? SHOPPING! Well, okay - I won't be doing a ton of shopping unless it's window shopping, but still. I love walking around the little stores there. Plus the girls are staying with Grandma & Grandpa while we go. I love my kids, but there are just some stores in Nashville that you can't go in with kids (or strollers), so it'll be nice to be able to do that (though I'll miss my girls like crazy and probably call to check on them a zillion times).

My Dad is supposed to come visit today. Then Josie and I are going to the library, then the post office. Then we have to pick the girls up from school, and come home and scarf down dinner before I run them to Girl Scouts, and then I have to miss GS to run to my first Weight Watchers meeting. It's going to be a busy day...

...and I still haven't completely woken up. :( Hope everyone else is doing well and having a great week!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I signed up for the 6-week challenge at church (homelife groups). I am pretty excited about it... although they gave me a t-shirt when I signed up, and today was laundry day, and I've already managed to get a bleach stain on my BROWN shirt! I'm worse than the kids, I swear!

I need some prayers sent up for me, if anyone can do it. I'm struggling with a personal situation right now involving a family member, and I'm very hurt over it. It's something I should just be able to overlook and let go of, but for some reason, it's killing me. I am hurting really bad, y'all, and I need all the prayers I can get.

Gracie's dad got her the game Cake Mania 2 for her Nintendo DS... and she hasn't gotten to play it yet! I keep sneaking it and playing it - I even ran down her battery twice doing it! She said to ask y'all to pray that I stop playing with it and let her play instead! :)

Hope all is well with everyone.

Much love,

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cupcake Pops

I made some cupcake pops for my little sister's baby shower tomorrow. I think they're cute as buttons! (Check out the sprinkles - little rattles and baby booties!)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Back on the bandwagon...

Some of you may remember that I went to Weight Watchers in 2005, right before I found out that I was pregnant with Josie. I was losing 5 lbs per week (I was following the program religiously, plus walking 1 mile 3 nights a week). When I found out about Fi, I stopped everything. Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen... I'm gonna start back up in two weeks! I'm even thinking of joining a gym.

It's time to start getting healthy again!! Boy, my kids sure are gonna miss all the sugar... ;)

Friday, August 15, 2008

My current favorite song.

Love Is Here as sung by Tenth Avenue North

Come to the waters, you who thirst and you'll thirst no more
Come to the father, you who work and you'll work no more
And all you who labor in vain and to the broken and shamed

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from
His hands, from his brows
Love is near, it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from his side
'Cause love is here

Come to the treasure, you who search and you'll search no more
Come to the lover you who want and you'll want no more, no
And all you who labor in vain and to the broken and shamed, yeah

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from his hands, from his brows
Love is near, it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from his side, yeah

And to the bruised and fallen
Captives, bound, and broken-hearted

He is the lord
He is the lord, yeah

By his strifes he's paid our ransom
From his wounds we drink salvation

He is the lord
He is the lord

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from his hands, from his brows
Love is near
It satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from his side
Streams of mercy flowing from his side
'Cause love is here
Love is here

Monday, August 11, 2008

gotta go back...back...back to school again...

So the school is supposedly posting what teachers the kids have today at 5 p.m. Gracie has been saying all summer that she hopes she gets one particular teacher (I personally think she has a crush on him, but she denies it - and then mysteriously gets the giggles). :) Their backpacks are filled with their supplies and ready to go, and they're begging me today to lay out 4-5 different outfits each for them to choose from for the first day! I remember the first day of school; the excitement of seeing friends I hadn't seen all summer, learning new things, having new teachers, etc. I loved school.

Not much more to say about that.

Anyway. Josie has a recheck on her ears right after I drop the girls off for their first morning of school. Pray that her tubes are still in place!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


For one of the pickiest eaters I've ever met, Josie surely tickles me to death. She loves broccoli. I mean, the girl can put it away! Tonight I made Tilapia and steamed broccoli, and Josie ignored the fish and her piece of butter bread and went straight for the broccoli! She had THREE helpings, and then just fished pieces out of the bowl when she wanted more! I wish Lexi would eat like that!

Now I'm off, to make either strawberry cheesecake cupcakes or pistachio cupcakes... not sure which yet...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I slept for almost 10 hours last night. I'm beginning to wonder if something is wrong with me - ever since I hit my teens, I have been somewhat of an insomniac. I never, ever go to bed before 1 a.m., most of the time later than that. I don't nap, either. Yet somehow, for the last 3-4 days, I've been averaging 8-10 hours of sleep per night. You'd think it'd make me feel better and more rested, but all it's doing is making me feel achey (from lying still so long is my guess) and edgy. Rawr.

Tonight I want to take Gracie to the dollar theatre to see Prince Caspian, but both her dad and I have told her several times that if her room isn't clean by 3 p.m. (movie starts at 4), she isn't going. Seriously, their room looks like a hurricane hit it - clothes and toys everywhere - and I may be brave, but I'm not brave enough to step into that room to clean it myself.

Last night we had a funny moment. After dinner, I asked the girls to vote: cupcakes or cookies for dessert. They voted cookies (probably because I've been on a cupcake kick, baking them like crazy), so I whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. They were cleaning their toys up at the time, so I said if they didn't clean up, they would get no cookies. Josie went around with her hands on her hips saying, "CLEAN! No cookies!!!" It was hilarious - the older two girls and I cracked up every time she said it - especially when she started stomping her foot to emphasize her point!

The girls go back to school in 8 days, and they're uber excited. Gracie is wondering if she'll get the teacher she wants, and Lexi just wants to know who she's getting, period. They have all of their school supplies (if I can just remember what belongs to who). Josie and I will miss them when they're gone, though. It's been nice having them home, and being able to go places and play games and whatnot. :(

Our church has been going through the Bible in a year, and last week we finished the Old Testament. This weekend, they're going to do something like a play to review the Old Testament, and said it'd be great, so I'm inviting you all to come and watch with me! Shoot me an email and let me know if you want to come with me - I am so excited!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Today is going to be an excellent day. We're going to go school supply shopping (SO MUCH FUN!), then we're going to have a decaf soy iced mocha at Perkfection, and then Grace and I are heading over to the Summit to B & N, where we will stand in line for our ticket to buy Breaking Dawn at midnight. Then we'll have dinner at Max & Erma's, go back to B & N, and enjoy the midnight release party! YAY for good days!!!