Saturday, December 29, 2007


He passed the fitness test!! We were so excited! They did ask if he wanted to, he can come back again in two weeks just to see if his times improve at all. We were pleased because the higher your scores, the better you are looked upon for acceptance! He is really focusing on push-ups and sit-ups for the next two weeks now.
We are really excited because our friends called us the other night and asked us all to come spend the night on New Years Eve! It will be a blast! The kids can run around and play until we put them to bed and then the guys are playing video games and us girls are going to scrapbook! I cannot wait!!!
Tonight my husband came and took me to the girls room to peek in at them. They were playing "Christmas" with each other! They had a little red box and were packing toys in it for each other. It was very cute!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Fitness Test

Our family had a great Christmas this year! We spent the morning snug in our jammies, indulging in whole wheat waffles and slowly opening up our presents. It was the first year that the girls understood taking turns and going slowly to stretch it out. We all got some neat things! The girls got a new bedding set for their room and they LOVE it!
We also had a wonderful surprise on Christmas Eve! We got a letter from Santa and inside was some money instructing us to go out and do something fun together! We took the girls to a pizza place and then let them rent a movie. It was so much fun and a great treat for us!!
Maybe you are wondering why the title of this was fitness test? I am getting to that. My husband turned in his preliminary packet for acceptance as an officer into the U.S. Army. It looked ok and so he goes tomorrow for a fitness test. Assuming he passes that he will get an appointment to go in front of a board (maybe in February) and then if all that goes through, he'll have an all day physical and if he passes that he will be in and would go away for 3 months of training in April 2008. Please be keeping us in your prayers!

Monday, December 24, 2007


My husband and I were reminded of a highlight that happened this past summer when we were on our annual vacation to the beach. Our three year old was with us as we were picking up our groceries for the week. We had them walking beside the cart because it was packed full. We were walking past the laundry detergents when she plopped her little bottom on the lowest shelf, looked up at us with shiny brown eyes and said, "I'm a buying thing!" It was SOOOO cute and we got such a laugh out of it! I can't imagine ever forgetting that moment, but my husband suggested that I blog about it, just to make sure.
That seems like so long ago already! Now it is Christmas Eve and we are repeatedly chasing her back to her room, so it is NICE to recall such a happy moment in her young life.
Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Last night was GREAT! My father-in-law called me a few weeks ago after reading in my blog that his son was graduating from college. He asked if I would throw him a surprise party and he would take care of the cost. It was so much fun to plan! No one spilled the beans and he was FLOORED! We had 14 people who dropped their kids off at our house. My sister and her friend baby-sat for the kids. There were only 8 kids who came here. They had dinner, crafts and evidently my sister has very special connections because the kids ALL got to speak to Santa. My husband thought we were meeting at this place for a Christmas Party. He walks into this private party room, sees all these people and decorations! He jaw hit the ground! It was awesome! We then spent the next 2 1/2 hours, laughing, talking, relaxing and of course EATING! It was great! My husband said it was the perfect present and the perfect way to celebrate his graduation! I have to agree! Everyone from the smallest baby to the oldest grown up had a BLAST! So a GIGANTIC thanks to an AMAZING Father-in-law!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Tonight I was eavesdropping on our oldest as she sat reading to herself. If was some of the little books out of Christmas book basket. She was reading the story of Mary. She said, "Then an angel came to Mary and said, 'Hey! I think you should be the mother of a baby king!'" Too cute!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bad Dream

We were awoken this morning to our door flinging open and our four year proclaiming (at 4:30 a.m.) "YOU SAID IF I EVER HAD A BAD DREAM COME TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She flops into our bed telling us that she had a dream she was driving me and her sister around and a monster with gray hair was touching me with his foot." How scary!!! What is so funny is that she was telling her little sister about it and here is what they concluded... they must have had the SAME dream because they sleep in the SAME room!!
Also, more bed time drama. Our three year old was "playing" Candy Land with her sister in their room. It was so cute! They were pretending they had a game board and could jump from space to space. BUT, the game got scary. Our youngest said, "Two things scared me in my room. Sissy did and I scared myself by pretending to be licorice." THAT is true talent when are able to scare yourself with evil pretend candy!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


My bog must be getting pretty boring, because no one has been making any comments! =)
Today was a cool day here! Our four year old had a preschool show. Her class were little angels and they looked so cute!!! She just stood there. She never talked and did not DARE move to make a motion or anything. If you have any advice on getting kids to talk, TELL ME! She has yet to speak at all this year in her class!!! She does talk to herself in the bathroom. Speaking of bathrooms.... My husband got a gift card to a bookstore for his graduation. We decided to go tonight to see if he could find a cool book. Our four year old said she needed to potty. There is only one bathroom there, so I asked if she wanted me to come in, or go by herself. She went by herself. I heard her in a VERY loud voice talking to herself. "I need to go to the bathroom the way my mommy tells me. First wipe off the potty, pull down my panties, my pants, climb up then, Unhhhhhhh, make unhhhhh sure you ahhhhhhh get all your urhhhhhh pee-pee out whew, wipe your privates, hey wonder what my little sister is doing, I'll check on her in a minute. Pull up my pants, now make sure you get plenty of soap and no hot water you might get hurt." You get the point. I was laughing so hard!! She has no idea I heard her.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Great weekend

My husband in D*O*N*E with college (for now)!!! We had a great weekend. On Friday we had dinner with my parents. They kept the girls for awhile and drove them around to look at Christmas lights. WE went to see the movie "Enchanted". It is ADORABLE! We laughed so hard! It is worth seeing once either in the theater or waiting for the dvd to come out. So funny and original!
Our four year old has a cough so we kept her in all Saturday and Sunday. My husband and three year old went to church. It was nice having just the four year old here with me. We made granola together and read books. We did drive out with them tonight to get a cup of coffee.
My husband kept the girls last night so I could go grocery shopping alone and he kept them today so I could go to a work Christmas party. We played a really fun game called Phase 10. It's a cool card game!
That is all the news from our corner!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tonight's THE Night

Tonight my husband will be done with college!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Till he goes for his Master's, but let's not even think about that). We have a mini celebration planned! My friend is taking me and the girls to Chick-Fil-A for dinner. After he gets home we are going to watch a movie together. Tomorrow night my parents are cooking for us and then keeping the girls for a little while so we can go out! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My husband says he is going to report me one day for major over-use age of exclamation points, but I truly cannot seem to stop! He said in our Christmas letter that wrote, "nothing much has changed for me!!!!" He said, "I was so confused!" So I apologize if my need to use them bothers you, but I'll keep using them anyways! =)
The girls are doing great. They are very excited to go see their friends tonight and get to play! Tomorrow they get to go to a birthday party too! The fun never ends around here!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Little Mommy

Last night our four year old had a scary moment where she sounded just like me! She got upset at my husband (I think he fussed at her about table manners). She turned away from the table towards the wall and just stared. We said, "What's wrong?" She said, "Nothin. I'm looking at a wall." That is just what I used to do! Now I don't have time to internalize my feelings!! It was really funny and we were trying so hard not to laugh at her.
As of tonight my husband will only have ONE final left to take and he graduates SATURDAY!!! He will be DONE with bachelor's by 7 p.m. tomorrow night!! Yea!!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


I want to start by saying that I am very sorry for the delay, but the power cord on our computer is not working and we are waiting on the new one. Combine that with the fact that my husband is studying like crazy for his four finals this week, and you will understand my lack of blogging.
Also, I have not really had anything happening. We have all been busy. I am SO ready for a break from all this busy-stuff!!!!
Tonight I was baking these little chocolate dipped goodies for a meeting tomorrow and the girls wanted to try a bite. The things were like rice krispy treats, but made with a different cereal. Our four year old spilled a little on her belly. She grabbed a tissue to wipe it off but it stuck to the goo on her belly. Our three year old laughed so hard I thought her eyes would pop out of their sockets!! It was so sticking cute!
I will blog more after our new power cord arrives. I hope everyone is ok!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Quiet Week

I don't have too much blog-worthy things to write about, but I wanted to touch base. I am real excited because all of our Christmas cards will go in the mail! That is always a huge accomplishment, It feels so good to have it behind me.
My husband is real excited. He sent me a text from his class saying that he got a 100 on his most recent test in that class! Plus he graduates in 1 week! He has one more class tomorrow night and then 4 finals next week. I cannot fathom what it will be like to have him home during the week. I will actually be cooking for 4!!
We had a call for a placement from DCS yesterday but we declined. However it reminded me that we all need to be in prayer for foster kids across the nation. It is especially hard on them this time of year.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Surprise Parade

Last night was amazing! The girls had a huge day! We took the oldest to volleyball, we all went to a birthday party, the youngest went on a date with her daddy to the symphony and then we decided to go to a parade together. We were there early and were checking out this little train. A man came up to us and asked if the girls wanted to RIDE on it through the parade. OF course they screamed, "Yes!" and they rode and waved their way through a Christmas parade!!!! I walked behind them ringing a bell and waving! It was great and we were all exhausted at the end of the day.
Tonight my husband strung Christmas lights up in the girls room. Our youngest was about to hyperventilate she was so thrilled!!!! If only we did not have to work in the morning. Ugh. =)