This Where the Nonsense Turns to Makesense

..A large family working to perfect our sweet skills: Loving others, making an impact, parenting on purpose, living simply, and embracing sarcasm.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We Do Things A LITTLE Differently At Our House

We get Thanksgiving presents at our house for a few reasons: A) I like to get my kids jammies and new coloring books, so why not let them look forward to unwrapping them? 2) We made a deal with them that if they get Thanksgiving presents, they get presents sooner, but not as many for Christmas; it helps the budget. And D) There is usually one really great present that I can't wait to give them. This year is was the Wii Fit. Awesome. We have been working out fools, which has come in handy when combating the number of sugar floating around here.

YES THAT IIIS SANTA!...and my coat.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Date Night

This guy on one side..

This guy on my other...

and these guys tucked snuggly in bed. It was a great date night. Happy sigh.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Floating in My Brain...This Could Be Scary

I regularly wake in the middle of the night because ideas suddenly pop into my brain. While I appreciate my brain's ability to help me remember things, couldn't my brain be a little more sensitive to the clock and remind me during the daylight hours? honestly. It's as if my own brain doesn't realize what a grump I become with broken or little sleep. Beastly, I tell you.

So here- here is what my brain decided was so important it had to wake me up last night:

I have to change my training date for Osh Kosh as I am already scheduled to work as a teacher.

I hope I don't have to have two years worth of experience before applying for K12 as a teacher.

Is Mike in bed? Wait, is he at work? Yes, he is at work.

Did I print out my registration paper? yes.

Am I going to fail my exam in the morning? What if I fail and I can't be a teacher when I grow up?

I can't believe my Osh Kosh hours are in the middle of the night. Idiot. Why didn't I tell them I couldn't work in the middle of the night? Stupid.

-rolling over- ow, wait, is this going to hurt. take it slooooow.

SERIOUSLY whoooo is starting their truck right now? grrr

ugh. I gotta pee. Can I hold it til morning?

Monday, November 09, 2009

I Have Always Been a Fan of Conspiracy Theories

I have been trying to think of ways to get my kids more involved with serving others. Any ideas?

Friday, November 06, 2009

Our Halloween Party Was Better Than Yours Cause...

We had a Batman to save us with all his fancy gadgets, and give us candy to eat while we tricked-and-treated.
We had proud mammas that travelled 500 miles just to take pictures.

We had yum-o sweet potato biscuits (which is what we call LeAnn now) and itty bitty teething pumpkins.
We had smiling baristas handing out genuine iced coffees to the adults who trudged with their little ones for tricks-or-treats.
We had violent coffee pots. And incredibly smiley barista girls.
We had eating children. LOTS of eating children. The children ate, we didn't eat the children.
We had toppings galore...
To accompany our insanely delicious buffet of chili: Turkey Chili, Family Recipe Chili, Family Recipe Chili with a little corn, Kristopher's Jalapeno Chili, Uncle Mike's Come and Get 'Um Antelope Chili...mmm delish.
We had rabid Star Wars characters who couldn't wait for the table before scarfing corn bread.
Tinkerbell stopped by.
And Yoda wished us all great happiness using the force.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I Have Been Busy

This weekend I:

turned 33

woke up super early to my children decorating for my birthday :) too cute.

ate at two restaurants in one day

had a date with The Man

hosted breakfast, though Auntie Mel made most of it

hosted dinner twice

celebrated Halloween fantastically

opened my house for taco night

witnessed my tweenager giggle over a boy- sigh

was loved by family

was encouraged by friends

made a budget, stuck to it, and even set money aside for Christmas.

Got lucky. well, I did.