Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What the girls think about Baby #4

The girls are just incredibly excited about Baby #4!  They cannot stop talking about it, praying about the baby and discussing names and gender preferences.  I am convinced this will be another girl, but the girls really want another boy.  Here is their conversation:
G - What do you hope we have?
H - A boy.
G - Me too.
H - Why do you want another brother?
G- Because then if we ever get invited to a dance party we all have a dance partner....Mommy can dance with Daddy, you can dance with the Professor and I will dance with the baby because he may be too heavy for you to lift, but we can trade if you want to.
Yep.  Sometimes life in our house IS that sweet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

In Case You Were Left Confused

Or just are not real observant....LOL!

This picture has my husband, myself, the Genius, the Hippie, the Professor AND baby #4 there at the end!  Yep.  We are expecting blessing #4 in April.  We are all extremely excited and cannot wait to meeting this new little one.  I am feeling pretty good.  Quite tired and do have some all day yuckies that come and go, but really nothing to complain about.  The reactions have been pouring in and are fun to hear.   The Hippie wants to feel the baby kick and the Genius wants to go shopping.  Everyone is excited to find out...boy or girl???  I would like to just wait and be surprised but I am afraid I have been out voted so we should be finding out the gender later this year!!!! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Where has the time gone?

My husband and I have now been married for 10 years.  10 years!  We are going away for a belated getaway this weekend.  We could not be more excited!  So forgive the lapse in blogging while we are away enjoying each other for a very special weekend celebration!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Haircut!

The Professor does not have a ton of hair, but he had a lot of lightweight, fluffy hair.  So when the girls were getting their back-to-school cuts, I asked them to do his first cut too.  He was already cute but now his new do really shows off his big brown eyes!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Latest Art Work

The Hippie is entering a new painting into the county fair.  She wanted to paint a picture of her sister jumping rope.  Here is the photo she wanted to use.

But she told her art teacher she wanted to do an abstract of it.  It took her a little over an hour to create this painting.  I am beyond impressed!  I think she is very talented.  What do you think?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Litter Bug

We use cloth diapers, hang out clothes on the line, recycle and collect our cardboard to drive to a recycling center.  So I guess most people think we are at least semi-green.  Our girls follow in our footsteps.  You can find them checking the bottoms of plastic bottles to see if they can be recycled or not and during school they bring home their empty juice boxes to recycle them.  The other day we pulled up in front of our local grocery store and I heard a horrified gasp from the backseat.  The Hippie said, "MOMMY! Why does this store want us to litter?"  I said, "They do? How do you know?"  She said, "Because that sign says 'To Litter'"  "Um...honey, that says 2 Liter". LOL!!  Hope you got a laugh out of this one!  Love our kids!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Supply List

Man, the girls have a school supply list a mile long!  Today my husband is taking the morning off and we are going to take them shopping for school supplies.  It should really be fun and will be good for all of us to do something together. 
My husband got home last night but is leaving very soon again plus he has a ton of work to do for his MBA classes.  It is definitely a busy season in our lives.  I am guessing there are some lessons for us to be learning during this time though. 
For today we are just going to focus on each other and the kids and enjoying this day that we have together!
What are your weekend plans?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three Months

While I am so thankful that my husband has a temporary job, it is going to be a long 3 months with him mostly gone.  It reminds me of our time in the Army and even though this is easier than our time in the military, people still say really goofy things that make you upset.
That being said, this week has gone surprisingly well.  The kids have been (mostly) well behaved and I have stayed (mostly) on top of the house work.  I am also still working part-time at the coffee shop.  I love meeting the people there and making coffee, but I am one tired mommy!  I am looking forward to tomorrow night because my parents are picking up my favorite pizza and bringing it over here for dinner! Yea!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Lucky Lady...

Miranda as the ONLY one who entered to win the free Women of Faith tickets...you and your sister are going to be attending and getting free boxed lunches!!! Congrats!   I will send you an email!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


We held a garage sale the past few days and boy did we sweat! I think it has been about 90% humidity and about 90 degrees out.  However, we sold a lot of items and made some decent money!  I wish we could go have fun with the money...but it will pay for our utilities this month.  Not the most fun way to spend the money, but I am thankful for a/c!

We have been growing some watermelons here at home and today found our first watermelon buds!! They are about the size of a dime and the Hippie cannot wait for them to get bigger and bigger.  I cannot wait to get a house some day and plant a real garden to let our kids get that whole experience!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Man, it feels like we went from 0 to 300 overnight.  My hubby is working, I am working part-time, the kids are busy.... It is actually a little crazy.  Plus my husband is going to be traveling a lot with his new job so I am going to have a lot on my plate.
I think I will need to start going to bed before 10 p.m. just to keep up, but it is hard.  If you are like me after the kids are in bed you A. relax and then B. start cleaning all the things you could not get done during the day!
What are you up to these last few days of summer???

Monday, August 1, 2011

Book Review "Sweet Sanctuary"

I recently received the book “Sweet Sanctuary” by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen-Coloma.  The book drew me in from the very first page.  I just love it when a book can do that.  The main character is a lady named Wren and her musically gifted son Charlie.  Wren and Charlie make a cute team and are very well-developed characters.  Wren has an eclectic family and they each have their own secrets…secrets that are bound to come out when Wren’s grandmother gets involved.  Wren’s grandma shows up unexpectedly and demands a huge 90th birthday party!  It turns into quite the occasion…even if Wren was not all that excited about it.  Also, in case you were wondering, there is a love interest in this book. 
I loved “Sweet Sanctuary” and upon reading it immediately passed it onto my mom for her to enjoy.  If you need a great summer read, then hurry and get this book today!