Monday, May 31, 2010


Jboy had been asking for several weeks to go bowling, so we met up with Mae & Nate to hit the lanes. Lesson learned for next time... only play one game. The boys {well, mostly Jboy} got bored after the first game & were ready to play in the arcade. I'm ashamed to admit that I only beat him by six pins. Yes, he had bumpers, but still.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

last day of school {water day}

I can hardly believe it, but yesterday was Jboy's last day of school! Seriously, didn't he just start like, yesterday? In celebration of the last day of school & the start of summer, his class had "water day". There were kiddie pools, sprinklers & snow cones.

Here's my "sunburn waiting to happen" enjoying his snow cone. I love how the blue matches his swim trunks.

Socializing with his best buddy Porter & Hayden.

Two of the best preschool teachers. Ever. Ms. Cheryl & Mrs. Robyn. Jboy loves them both so much. They really helped to make his first year of preschool wonderful. We'll miss them, but I'm sure we'll see them in the halls next year.

So, what are your plans for summer? Anything exciting? I have Jboy signed up for Vacation Bible School one week, and he's going to spend a week with my parents in Oklahoma, but other than that, we don't really have any definite plans. Just a lot of playdates with friends, I would imagine.
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mommy Rhapsody

I saw this on Missy's blog & just had to share. It's too funny. And true.

Mommy Rhapsody from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

shuffle it up

Don't have much to say today, so I thought I'd play along & do this meme from Lisa's blog. I've done it before, but here goes:


1. Put your iPod or MP3 player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING PLEASE!

How do you feel today?
What it Feels Like for a Girl – Glee Soundtrack

What’s your outlook on life?
Solitaire – Clay Aiken (that’s sad)

What does your family think of you?
Revelation Song – The Rescu Band (huh?)

What do your friends think of you?
Pop Princess – The Click Five (ha!)

What do your exes think of you?
Just Dance – Lady Gaga

How’s your love life?
When I See You Smile – Clay Aiken

How will your love life be in the future?
I’ll Take My Chances – The Click Five (oh dear, that’s not good)

Will you get married?
Why Ain’t I Running – Garth Brooks (hysterical!)

Are you good at school?
Chapter 34 – The Butterbeer Experience

Will you be successful?
Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun) – Janet Jackson

What song should they play on your birthday?
The Girl is Mine – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (good song!)

The soundtrack of your life?
Footloose – Kenny Loggins (love this song! Can’t sit still when it’s on)

You and your best friends are?
Details in the Fabric – Jason Mraz

Happy times:
Gold Digger – Glee Soundtrack

Sad times:
Standing Outside the Fire – Garth Brooks

What does next year have in store for me?
Where I Draw the Line – Clay Aiken (interesting)

What do I say when life gets too hard?
Row Your Boat – Disneyland Children’s Classics (get out of there!)

What do you want as your career?
Worth Dying For – The Rescu Band (mommy, doing that now)

Your favorite saying?
Come So Far (Got So Far to Go) – Hairspray Soundtrack

How will I die?
The Dynamo of Volition – Jason Mraz (eh?)

If you decide to play too, let me know in the comments so I can check it out!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

on my mind

I've been thinking about something a lot the past few days & feel like I need to get it out of my head.

As I've mentioned a time or two lately, I would love for us to have another baby soon. However, I feel like I'm holding back doing some of the things that could help it happen sooner. {I'm not talking about THAT, though that's a whole other story. I'll spare y'all {namely my family} the details. You're welcome.}

Anyway. I think I've come to the realization recently that I'm scared* to really try for another baby. {* I don't like using the word "scared" because it makes it sound like I don't trust God to take care of me & us. That's not the case at all, but I can't think of another word to use.} When we were trying to get pregnant with Jonathan, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS} and that can cause fertility problems. We tried for 3 years before we got pregnant with him and that was a very hard time for me.

I don't think I even realized until just recently how hard it was on me. That's one of the things I'm scared* of. The month after month wondering & hoping. I always felt like I kept everything in perspective pretty well. I completely understand that we can only do so much, and after that it's in God's hands. Though I understood that, I eventually got to a point where I was consumed by the whole process. I'll be honest I'm worried* {again, not a word I like to use} that we'll struggle again.

Another thing I've been thinking a lot about lately is the losses we suffered. We have three babies waiting for us in Heaven. It was so hard before, and I can't even imagine how hard it would be now, knowing what it's like to have a child. Again, I know God is in control, and would still be my Comforter if we did experience another loss, but it's obviously not something I want to happen.

So, I think some of this may be why I'm having a hard time doing some of the things I should. My doctor put me back on Metformin {for the PCOS} several months ago and I rarely take it like I'm supposed to. I know that losing weight would help tremendously and, well, yeah. That's a whole other story too.

I know this turned out to be kind of a rambling {possibly making no sense} post, but I just felt like I needed to get it out of my head for a while.

If you stuck around for the whole thing... thanks.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Show Us Your Life: Your Kid’s (or Future Kids) Names

Kelly’s Korner is one of my favorite blogs. She’s a wonderful Christian lady who has one of the cutest babies ever. Each week she hosts “Show Us Your Life” where bloggers post on the same subject & she puts up a list. It’s a great way to get ideas for all kinds of things.

This week’s topic is kid’s names. How did you come up with yours & what (if any) do you hope/plan to use in the future.

For someone who’s not currently pregnant, I think about baby names an insane amount. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with Lisa and my mom about the subject. We often call each other with suggestions and spend a lot of time discussing the advantages/disadvantages of each name.

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a lot of “requirements” for names. Our last name is very short & blunt, so I have a hard time finding names I think sound good with it.

Some of my “rules” are:

* the first name should be {at least} three syllables
* the middle names should be {at least} two syllables
* no short “a” sound
* preferably doesn’t start with an “a” or “m”
* preferably doesn’t end with an “n”
* has a good meaning

Yes, I know that’s crazy. It drives my mom nuts. LOL

Anyway…. on to the names.

Boy name: Jonathan David
I honestly don’t remember how we originally came up with the name Jonathan. I think it had something to do with the Jonathan in the Bible. He was David’s best friend & very loyal. Jonathan means “God has given”, and that’s certainly true of our little man. The middle name, David, was easy to choose. It’s Chris’ middle name as well as his father’s.

Here are a few of the names I’ve been tossing around lately:



As for middle names, I’m not sure. My dad would LOVE, love, love for us to use Porter {my maiden name} as the middle name, but I haven’t made up my mind yet.

So… play along! What names have you used or hope to use? How did you decide on them?

Maybe I’ll get some more to add to my list. ;D

random stuff

Just a few random things floating around my head right now:

* I was really enjoying American Idol at the beginning of the season, but now, not so much. I still record it each week though & fast forward through all the talking & just watch the singing. Crystal is by far my favorite.

* Jboy’s last day of school is 2 weeks from today and I can’t believe it. Where did this year go?

* Speaking of school, we have loved having him in preschool this year. He’s learned so much and we’ve both made some great new friends.

* We recently subscribed to Netflix and have been thoroughly enjoying the Instant Queue function. Thanks to this we have been able to watch several {horrible} movies we never would have seen. LOL

* Also, thanks to Netflix, we’ve started watching Dexter. I had heard so much about this show & was very interested in watching it. It’s so good! There are so many suspenseful moments & totally laugh out loud moments. Love it!

* I’ve been toying with the idea of taking an internet break for a few days. I’m ashamed to admit how hard it is for me to think about doing this. I’m on the computer way too much, and I know it’s hindering me getting much anything done around the house.

* We would love to give Jonathan a sibling soon. He goes back & forth as to whether he wants a baby brother or sister. Lately he’s been saying he wants a baby brother AND sister! Uh, no. I’m blaming this on a recent episode of Dora where her mom had twins.

* Sadly, I think my love for Grey’s Anatomy has waned. I have like 5 episodes on the DVR and have no desire to watch them. I’ve though about just deleting them, but I can’t seem to bring myself to do it.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

trying something

I wanted to try something I saw on Pioneer Woman's Photography page...

Hold your mouse over the picture & see what happens:

Pretty cool, huh!

I forgot to mail a card...

but I have a feeling these will make up for it. ;D

Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you very much!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

teacher appreciation gift

As I said yesterday, it's Teacher Appreciation Week at Jboy's school. Tomorrow Today's gift is a snack/drink basket filled with each teacher's favorites. I did some searching online, and found a super cute idea... altered Sonic drink carriers! How cute is that?! Originally I was just going to print the design she used but, sadly, our printer is out of ink. So, I just used some scrapbooking paper & leftover Easter basket filler. I got lucky in that the filler & the paper I wanted to use actually matched!

I think it turned out really cute & I'll definitely be keeping this idea in mind for future gifts.
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Monday, May 03, 2010

prepare yourself...

I'm about to brag on my kid a little. ;D This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Jboy's school. Tomorrow the kids are each bringing a handmade card & flower to their teachers, Mrs Robyn and Ms. Cheryl.

Jboy decided to write his name on the inside of each card, then draw a "happy face" on the back.

Seriously? How smart is my kid? The letters may not be all in the right order, but they're {mostly} identifiable, and at 3.5 years old, I think that's saying alot! He's really been showing a lot of interest lately in how to spell his name & a lot of other words. He likes to type them on his toy laptop, so I've written a few of them on index cards & he just types away. Each time he gets more letters in his name right before he has to look at the card. It won't be long before he can spell it on his own without help!

Now for the "happy faces". Aren't they too funny?! I love that they have hair & legs.

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