Friday, August 28, 2009

super fast post

yesterday was crazy. i felt like i never got anything done, (except the bills paid, and that's no fun) jere didn't even get home or get to eat supper til 9:30 and since he drove a bus yesterday morning at 6, he was the walking dead by then.

we were suppose to have grilled chicken fajitas a la dad and homemade guacamole for supper. during football season we do "friday night family favorite" dinner on thursdays. since this was our first one, i really wanted it to be special. i got all the yummy ingredients and then jere called around 1 to let me know he had forgotten that last night was instrument night for the band. the kids pick up, rent, or purchase instruments from the local music store and jere has to be there to advise and help out.

which meant i had to go pick up the girls from anson, take blythe to physical therapy, take blythe to the doctor, grab one more avocado, get home and get ready to start dinner with the kids and BAM!

thunder, lightning, wind, rain, and NO electricity! so no fajitas!!! i thought i could brave the weather and maybe grill the meat myself (jere grills in the rain, sleet, or snow :) but i just couldn't. besides it scared the kids every time i mentioned stepping outside into the storm.

i hope tonight is better. wish us luck. both girls are marching and daddy couldn't be prouder :D

blessings and happy friday,



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

the day after

yesterday was the first day of school for 4 of my 5 children (though i think ella-sophie could have stayed on the playground all day). it went off without a HITCH! i could not believe it. no one forgot anything, no arguing, it was awesome.

jackson got isabel up and made her some cereal and helped her brush her hair and teeth. he even walked her to class and told her if she got scared he was right next door! he is the best brother ANYONE could ask for!

here's the wrap up:

kelsey-"it's high school and it's lame mom, how much longer til college?"

blythe- "if i can add and subtract and do multiplication/division what is the point of algebra?"

jackson- "the new boy loves star wars!"

isabel- "kindergarten was great! i played and i prayed and i sang and i read and i colored and i did puzzles and i was the weatherbug (james was the line leader but i get to be that on friday) and everyone is my friend!!!

i couldn't find isabel to give her her snack, this is her at 3:45 apparently she put her self down for nap. it's hard being 5 and putting in an eight hour day!

ella-sophie (where the heck did everybody go!)

ella-sophie refused to put that silly phone down all day long, even taking it to nap with her "talking" on it. she finally stopped playing with it when everyone was home for the day!

i organized jack's dresser and did some laundry. i was so bored by 10 it was crazy, but i know i should enjoy this semester because after Christmas i'm sure i'll just be begging for time once i start school again.

have a blessed week,


Sunday, August 16, 2009

busy week

this past week has been wicked busy. i can't seem to catch my breath. we are working at both jere's school and cornerstone getting them ready, getting some yard work done, hauling off junk, and we've had company twice this past week and jere's boss is coming over tomorrow night! (that's a pretty long sentence eh)

anyway, i don't feel like writing much about our busy schedules before school starts next monday so i thought i would mention the newest addition to our family.


we named her after my mom (linda lou) who has always wanted a granddaughter to be named after her :D

she is a rescued half basenji half chihuahua, we call her a chisenji or a bahuahua! she is awesome very low key and exactly what blythe has been asking for for about a year. isabel has wanted one since the movie "beverly hills chihuahua". so everyone is happy, even molly who wasn't so sure in the beginning.

hope you had a great weekend.

miss and love everyone,


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

home again home again jiggedy jig

these are a few pics from the past week-end

we are finally home for the entire summer. we left friday afternoon to head for graham (to drop off blythe and the dogs at marmee's) then on to saginaw (to drop off jack and belle at grandma's) then on to waxahachie for our church state convention. jere and kelsey were singing/playing for the saturday morning program and we were super excited to get to go. we get to visit with friends we've met from camp and other church fun throughout the year. it was a nice visit.

we got home late and spent all day recovering. yesterday was spent working on jere's classroom (did i mention i REALLY miss teaching) and helping him get ready for the new school year. his new band hall is awesome but very plain (manly) so we jazzed it up with posters, borders, and all kinds of cool stuff he didn't even know existed (someone slept through his bulletin board class in college :)from Mardel's for his room. all in all jere said he was actually amazed at how great his room looked. i can't believe he even doubted me for a second :)

now we have spent all day cleaning out closets and making sure we have no clothes that do not fit/will not wear in our possession. those items are for the salvation army truck and i couldn't be happier. i have every one's closet organized except for the baby's, but hers is tricky you never know what might fit in the future.

i can't believe summer is almost over. jere is back at work full-time and i am so bummed. i am back at cornerstone again this year helping out and that makes me feel good. i have postponed grad school until the Spring, but am wondering if i should just spend the year getting certified. i don't know, jere really wants me to get the masters. he thinks it will be my springboard to other opportunities within the education field. we'll see. he's probably right

i'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but that's alright. i just need to get everything organized and i'll be fine. the kids are starting to get antsy about school and even though they don't want to go, you know they really kinda do.

i hope everyone else's weekend went well and they are starting to settle into the fall as the summer slowly fades away.



Friday, August 7, 2009

I Heart my life.

This week has been full of disappointments, disillusionment, disturbance, and depression. It has taken all my energy to get out of bed each day for my family so blogging wasn't even an option.

I'm meditating again with prayer and fasting. I have to get myself mentally fit again.

Have a wonderful weekend



Beautiful batheing babes (and bubs)