Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bullies Beware

A trip to the park gave me new insight into the highly complicated relationship between two sisters last week.

Kayleigh was being chased by 2 little unsupervised boys (ages around 3 or 4). They were attempting to "woo" her by chasing her with a light saber and calling her "stinky girl". I had admonished them 2 times or so letting them know that in fact (1) she was not, in fact, stinky but smelled quite pleasant, and (2) that chasing her around was not a nice way to act to other children, and that I would find their mothers and tell them how badly they were behaving. Kayleigh was not appreciating the attention from her preschool suitors, however and kept trying to avoid them. I noticed Taylor was watching all of this with a wary eye, and finally after Kayleigh had almost had quite enough and looked like she was about to try to knock their blocks off, Taylor intervened. "Hey, you little meanies!" "that's MY sister and I'm not gonna let you talk to her anymore!" Needless to say, they scurried away with their little light sabers between their legs.

Bullies of the World Beware when Taylor is on duty...

She really does love her sister... It warms my heart.


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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'll be there for you....


Who has time? Really. Between our ministry comittments, children, and work, it leaves little time to put forth a serious effort to connect with other people. We have lots of people who we get together with every once and awhile, but I long for having some of those friends become the "pop in" friends and the friends who we can just call up at the last minute and hang out with. People who become your second family. How do we manage it? Where do we start?

We've had them briefly before, but there have been moves (states away), and children have been born since then. It's hard. It's just hard...

Friday, March 20, 2009

you've seen it, now tell me

if you agree with him, just leave me a comment.

Friday Funny

Thursday, March 19, 2009

(she reads and snickers to herself)

Explorers On Global Warming Expedition Stranded in North Pole by Cold Weather
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Three global warming researchers stranded in the North Pole by cold weather were holding out hope Wednesday as a fourth plane set off in an attempt deliver them supplies.

The flight took off during a break in bad weather after “brutal” conditions halted three previous attempts to reach the British explorers who said they were nearly out of food, the Agence France-Presse reported.

“We’re hungry, the cold is relentless, our sleeping bags are full of ice,” expedition leader Pen Hadow said in e-mailed statement. “Waiting is almost the worst part of an expedition as we’re in the lap of the weather gods.”

Hadow, Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels began an 85-day hike to the North Pole on February 28 to measure sea ice thickness, the AFP reported.

With bad weather hampering supply flights, the team is was down to half-rations, battling desperate sub-zero temperatures and unable to proceed, the AFP reported.

"It'll be a relief to get our new supplies," Hadow said in a statement Wednesday. "Until (the plane) does arrive, we need to conserve energy and can't really move on."

The expedition now expects to arrive at the North Pole in late May.

Fox News

I do pray that they'll be resscued soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

we've hit a milestone.

We thought it would never happen! She finally lost her first tooth. She's so proud. Taylor's making funny faces. I'll throw that in for good measure.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Funny

To be fair, I packed this for him, but he had the choice to wear jeans...

Acquire the Fire Footwear.

Fitness and accountability post 2

Yeah! Despite having an off week with my "healthy eating" (whole bag of snack kit kats on Wednesday night, people a WHOLE BAG), I have actually hit the weight barrier that's been blocking me for the past 2 months or so. Baxter thinks it's due to me actually taking my thyroid medicine or something crazy like that... It's more of a mental thing for me. Last year around this time I could only dream of stepping on the scale and seeing what I saw this morning. Technically I have 4 lbs to go to get to my "healthy expectations" weight that was assessed for me at the gym. I'd like to see if there's a healthy way for me to go another 10 lbs. Maybe by the end of the summer?


I'm out!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

wednesday cuteness

Here's the little guy I watch during the day. He likes the frog...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Speaking of the Love Dare

I love it...

It's been too long

Since I've posted. Things are really nutso around here, lately. Of course, there's the usual mayhem that seems to follow my family. Children's explosive laughter, fighting, and diarrhea. But we've added to the mix a few things just to ensure our lives are totally hectic and chaotic.

Baxter and I are taking the Fireproof/Love Dare class at our church. No, there's nothing wrong with our marriage (although I do sometimes rail against the instinct to send him to a time out). It's just a vitamin to keep our relationship healthy. We're learning lots of things about each other and about how our spiritual lives are reflected in our marriage. We are halfway through. BTW, if you are married and haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.

We are currently fixing up our house to put on the market (I'm almost sure I've metioned this at least once). We need more space. This takes up lots of weekend time, and removes the sense of relaxation from our Saturdays and Sundays.

The busy season (activities) in our ministry is headed our way. This past weekend we took about 16 teens (my how are group has grown) to the Acquire the Fire event in Dallas. Other than a few minor bumps, the event was a success and God definitely planted some seeds. I'm really excited about this summer and what God is going to use us for. Baxter's about to be busy preparing for his new series on Wednesdays entitled "Heavy Metal Jesus". The kids are actually excited about a sermon series. Whowouldathunkit?

I'm struggling to do this all and find the time and energy to work out everyday. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as it's really important to me that I maintain my fitness level. After nannying all day along with my own children, I don't have enough get up and go to ... well.. get up and go.

Come on summer, hurry up and get here...

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