Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I have to draw the line somwhere...

Happy Boy has been bringing "pets" home lately. I sat down to work at my desk the other night and looked over to see a grasshopper...on my desk. I'm just thankful it was in a jar. Apparently Dad helped trap the pet and gave approval from bringing it in the home. Anything beyond a dog or fish is not a pet for me. I made him take it to the garage to keep it.

Then, the next day he stood at the back door with two of the longest nastiest worms in his little hands asking for a bowl to put them in. When I told him they might like to live outside better he looked at me with a broken heart and said, " you don't like (name 1-I can't remember) or (name 2-I can't remember)?" and almost started crying. I felt like crap. So, I handed him the Ziploc bowl and there they are with "Zoom" the grasshopper in the garage. THEN, today he walked up with a cockroach in his hand. *shiver* I get goosebumps just thinking about it! I said no, we just don't have room in the inn. Thankfully he didn't get his feelings hurt with this one.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

God gave me a great day.

And I'm happy about it.

I won $25 at a work raffle...yea me!

I got an offer on one of my listings that has only been on the market for 11 days (don't tell me it's a bad market...sheesh!)

I spent some fun, quality time with the Happy Kiddos crafting with paper mache.

I sparked a possible new segment for my broker for our weekly work meetings with my sales team. I think it will be a fun addition to our weekly meetings.

We had a good family time studying Nehemiah with the Happy Kids tonight.

What more could a Happy Mom ask for?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Open mounth, insert foot.

I swore I'd never go camping again. In fact when people would invite me and my family to go camping I would (after pulling my body up from rolling on the floor from hysterically laughing) tell them, "No way, I don't do bugs or outdoors."

The last time I went camping was well over 15 years ago. It was while in high school, I think I went on one too many high school camping adventures and none being all that great and or exciting.

This weekend my hubby planned a camping trip. I wanted to go mainly for my kids sake. I new they would enjoy it. I was surprised when I enjoyed it as well. I actually think I want to go again. Strange.

So, I will excuse myself to go and pull this size 8 foot out of my mouth.

PS - I'm hoping my hubby will post some pictures on his site. If not, I'll throw some on my facebook photo album.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Enjoying life.

For my birthday my sweet hubby and kiddos got me some music cds. I haven't refreshed my playlist in quite some time. Now, while I enjoy music and listening to it I am no expert and am not trendy and up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Half the time I don't even know the name of most bands or what songs they sing. I just listen because I enjoy the music and worship. That said I'll let you know what my family got me and my thoughts. They got me Overdressed by Caedmon's Call and David Crowder Band's Remedy.

Caedmon's Call is good and all...but kind of the same sound, not much growth or change I guess. It would be alright for listening on a rainy day or when I'm tired. heh.

I've enjoyed David Crowder Band's cd. My hubby wrote about it here. I've enjoyed it more the Caedmon's. But - that's pretty much expected right? Is there any bad or unenjoyable music by David Crowder?

However, the cd that has been playing most around here....newsboys' Go. Hubby picked this up during an incredible opportunity that he about it here. All there songs have a great beat. I love the first song, l.o.v.e. it! Maybe because it feeds my happy, imaginary, always happy endings, I love to laugh side of me. The thought of blue birds singing, grass getting green, and squirrels smiling and waving brings me much joy. The song gets better with "wherever we go that's where the party's at"...pure enjoyment. If you're lame like me and haven't purchased it yet...go and get it. The rest of the songs are just a next favorite is Something Beautiful and also The Mission. I think it'll be a while before I get tired of this one. I'm really enjoying it.

PLEASE HELP MY DOG KEEP HIS SANITY (or at least help me keep mine)
Door bell sounds should be banned from TV. Really. If my dog jumps up one more time chasing and barking after an imaginary visitor at our front door I'm gonna SCREAM! again. Sheesh. I would be happy if they could just ban doorbell sounds on TV after 8 p.m. that way it doesn't disturb my kids at 10:39 when the pizza commercial comes on and our dog goes crazy.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I really thought things were going to slow down.

But here we are in October and I should really just accept it as life. So...things have been busy.

Moving on.

If you've had a long day and go to bed at night too lazy to wash your face. Do yourself a favor in the morning...when you wake up drink your cup of coffee before anything else. If you don't you might just find yourself taking your eye makeup off with your facial toner. Not good. It stings...a lot.

Moving on.

So, my family is volunteering at the Pumpkin Run Walk this weekend. We decided to volunteer as a family this year and will be helping out on race day passing out food as the runners and walkers come past the finish line. This is an important even for my family. Last year Happy Girl and I ran in honor of her classmate Matthew Clark who had recently been diagnosed with leukemia. A group of first grade students ran to support the cause and raise funds, you can read a small article here. There will be a group of second graders running again this year. Even though Matthew is in Happy Girl's class this year he hasn't physically attended due to being confined at home after a medical procedure. I sure hope he can return to school after the new year. Please pray for Matthew and his family, this is a mean disease.
If you live in or near Olathe, come by Black Bob Elementary and join in!