Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
They have no coats, gloves, or scarves, but they do have twelve bathing suits!
Joey, when he's not in uniform, lives in khaki shorts and polos. As for me, every pair of pants I own are capris or shorter. And my shoes? Let me give you a little sample;
For church -
For work -
And of course play -
My tootsies need to be free! What good is a bling-a-fied pedi if it's stuck in a shoe? I never thought moving would mean a new wardrobe. Now, I understand Mississippi isn't exactly the frozen Tundra, but a few changes will definitely have to be made. And any excuse to go shopping is good enough for me!
So, can anyone point me to the Hattiesburg mall?!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
We've also had other stressers along the way:
From the big - My grandma has not been well. She may need more care than is possible to receive at home. We're just going to have to pray and trust that God will show us what is best, and that everyone in the family will find peace with the outcome.
To the 'big to some' - "Mom? Will the butterflies hatch before we move?" The girls science project is very important to them. They have cared for those little buggers since they were larvae in a jar! (I gotta wonder if those poor mail-carriers know what they're toting around half the time.)
Anyway, I heard a new song from Amy Grant - 'Better Than A Hallelujah'. It spoke such peace to my heart that I wanted to share it. Every time I listen, the world seems to stand still and cares just melt away.
I imagine my Heavenly Father looking at me, all haggard and worn, giving me a little grin and saying, "What have you gotten yourself in to now?" Then He wraps me in a loving embrace and whispers, "It's Ok, child. Daddy will make it all better."
(Copy and paste in your address box)
Friday, May 7, 2010
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I rolled out bed this seemingly normal morning, walked into the living room, and stopped dead in my tracks.
There I stood - Eyes like hubcaps, jaw hanging open, and wondering if any of my neighbors were members of the local PETA chapter. Before I had time to worry about it, the girls came running out of the kitchen yelling, "Happy Mother's Day! Do you like your surprise?"
I gave them the same clueless look the guy at the photo shop gave me when I asked if he could transfer slides to digital. "What are slides? Are those the really old square things? My dad used to have some of those." But I digress.
I put on my best surprised mom face and said, "Wow! Look at that." They were so excited. Apparently they'd been up since 3 AM working on it. How could I be mad?
Turns out, they decided to give me Alaska for mother's day. Along with a sort of zoo/carnival/theme park thingy. Since we've already hit 100* this year in FL, the girl's decided I needed some snow! That was what was all over the carpet. (Alright, Buddy, you'll live to chew another day.)
My sweet girls had rolled their art desk into the middle of the living room and started to work.
They had set up a little game with the plastic cups. Of course, they couldn't wait for me to try it out. (I never did knock them all down!)
They also had a 'fortune teller'. Apparently I will either write a hit children's book, or have a designer clothing line for dogs.
You may be wondering, "Why the Yule Log?" Well, for one thing, it's hot as blazes down here. And for another, the huskies and arctic foxes and polar bears (Oh, My!) had already set up residence in the actual fireplace - er, um, I mean their 'den'.
So it was a mess, but a mess with good intent. What to do?
Enter the Hero! That's right, my knight in desert camo and combat boots. My very own Darryl Macpherson!
What did he give me for Mother's Day?
He's sending me here!
A suite - with a king bed - all to myself in beautiful historic St. Augustine, FL! He even packed a goody bag for me! Oh, how I love that man of mine!!
I love my girls. I can't imagine life without them and don't remember life before them! And I'll be thinking of them fondly while I'm having a quiet, Disney Channel free weekend;)