Friday, April 27, 2007


Oh my goodness do I love this boy!

This is Yesterday's conversation with Austin.

Austin: The Earth and Sun are together.

Me: What do you mean?

Austin: (repeats himself) The Earth and Sun are together.

Me: I don't understand what you are talking about. What do you mean?

Austin: (completely befuddled that I have no idea what he is talking about) You know Mom, the Earth is our planet and the Sun is a big star made out of burning gas that is hotter than everything. What do you NOT understand?


Gramma is coming to visit us this weekened and yesterday we told the kids we couldn't go out to eat until Tuesday (beginning of the month). This is what Austin said to me this morning:

"Would it be rude to ask Gramma for her to offer us some lunch at a resteraunt?"

Uh...yes, however it is so funny I had to write it on my blog!


Ok- also for this weekend if you know my cell phone number don't call it. I've let a friend borrow it for the weekend.


Also, I've signed up to be an Usborne Book Consultant. I'll tell you more in another post.

Monday, April 23, 2007


I've been hearing that a lot lately, so much in fact that I started to get concerned over Ashley's hearing.

I would repeat myself 3 or 4 times to her before she heard me. I voiced my concern to Greg and he thought it was selective hearing. Now I do think that there is a lot of selective hearing going on, but I thought there was still something else.

Greg did a test that I thought was silly at the time, but he concluded that the boys can hear better than her.

So today I made an appointment for her to see the doctor. She was able to be seen today with our favorite doctor, which seems like a miracle. Anyway, she has an ear infection in her right ear and she had a popcorn shell in her left ear. It hurt her when they got it out. NO Wonder she couldn't hear me.

My children have an extremely high pain tollerance, so it is very hard to tell if they are sick. I'm so glad I picked up on this and took her in.

But there we go with another popcorn incidence! Greg said no more popcorn for us for awhile.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The royal family

OH my am I tired.

Tonight we went to Dalton and Braxton's birthday party. The kids had a great time running around in the dark with flashlights and glow sticks. Ashley insisted on giving the boys one of her first "rattle" babydolls that she had. When Dalton opened it up he just looked uninterested in it and put it aside. Then Ashley said, "Look at what it does" and she picked it up and shook it. So Dalton humored her by shaking the doll and then put it back down. Ashley wasn't going to give up so she took it to Braxton to show him. When she noticed he did NOT have the doll when he was in the other room, she took it to him. Braxton was so sweet and carried it. Austin and I tried to tell her that boys don't like dolls, but she absolutely insisted and had an absolute breakdown when we said no. When she finally irritated me enough, I finally gave in and said, "ok". Then she had a meltdown because we didn't wrap it and it needed a bag. (big eyeroll)

Well here are the pictures I promised. I tried to full around with Photoshop. But I forgot how to change the walls into stone walls. I worked on it almost an hour and gave up. I will just ask Greg tomorrow to help me do it.

So which group picture is your favorite? I am going to create a layout using one or two of these pictures. I have a favorite, but I want to know yours. Also- Do you have a caption to fit the picture you choose?

Choice A:

Choice B:

Choice C:

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Gym

On Wednesday we went to a place called My Gym. This is just for kids. It was amazing! The kids LOVED it! Unfortunately it costs $10 per family per hour. So every now and then that would be fine. But it just wasn't long enough. Austin got really mad that we had to leave. He said he didn't like their rules.
Anyway, Austin ran around there like crazy. He is a natural gymnist. I need to get this boy into gymnastics. He was climbing, swinging, balancing, pulling himself up on the bar, etc. It was really fun to watch him.
Ashley loved this big ball. She got inside and I rolled it all around. Then she would roll Mason around in it.
Mason loved to get in the balls. He would jump in. He would also climb the rock wall all the way to the top and balance and roll in the big ball. They all definitely want to come back.
Ashley just loved burying herself in the ball pit. (especially when it was time to go)
Today I set up a photo shoot at church and got some cute pictures to share. I need to full around with them a little bit in Photoshop. I want to add a background. But, I just may share the pictures with you before I mess with them first. Tune in tomorrow or later on today for pictures of our royal family. :)
Have a happy weekend!
Ahhhhh....I love Friday nights! I'm sleeping in don't call me very early in the morning.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

This weeks happenings.

Yay! I am finally caught up on reading blogs. Now when someone posts, I might beable to respond right away instead of weeks later.

Anyway, did you know our dryer broke? It has been broken since we got back from Florida. Greg tried to fix it...but it just wasn't going to be fixed. So Monday I went out and bought one and thankfully on the same day our tax return came! It will be delivered on Thursday. Hip Hip Hooray! 3 times now, I've washed a few loads and Greg would go out to the laundrymat at night to dry them. I will be so happy to be back to normal again.
I just love this picture of Austin and Ashley.

Yesterday the kids played outside. They found 2 bungee cords and tied their bikes together. It was really cute.

Sunday, it was raining so I pulled out their NEW umbrellas that I forgot to give them for Easter. I never did get a great pictures of all of them, but here are a few pictures to share.
Later today we are going to My Gym. We have never been there, but I think it will be great.
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

All about our wedding

I came across this on BChsMamaof3's website. I thought it would be neat to share my own story.

All about our wedding....

1. Where/How did you meet? I met Greg at David Lipscomb University in Bible class. It was Revelations class of all things. He was the smartest person in the WHOLE room so I asked him to tutor me. We would get bored of signing in to class the normal way, so we would each do some fun way of signing in. He may have written his... eneerG gerG and upside down, and then I would write mine in cursive backwards. Then we would mix it up and do something different the next time.

2. How long have you known each other? 15 years

3. How long after you met did you start dating? Ha! Um he asked me out immediately and I said, "no", but he was persistant! He asked me out for Valentine's Day and I told him I had plans, but my friend extremely encouraged me to go out with him instead of her. So I did. We had a nice time. He forgot his wallet and I paid for our date. LOL! After about 2 months of dating him I looked at him and said, "I don't know why I'm still with you, I know I'm never going to marry you." and HE AGREED! Then Summer came and something happened while he was in Florida and I was in Tennessee. I guess I realized that I did love him. And it's been grand ever since then.

4. How long did you date before you were engaged? One year to the day. I told the stinker not to propose on a holiday, but I knew he was going to do it anyway. I told my parents earlier that morning that I thought I would be calling them late that night.

5. How long was your engagement? One year and 40 days.

6. How long have you been married? 13 years

7. What is your anniversary? March 26th

8. How many people came to your wedding reception? Um...400? We had an open wedding and reception so that anyone in the church who wanted to come could.

9. What kind of cake did you serve? Ummm? It was kind of like a fancy birthday cake. It was only ok. If I had one thing to change that would have been it. I picked it out, but it just wasn't what I expected.

10. Where was your wedding? Cuyahoga Falls, OH

11. What did you serve for your meal? buffet style- I don't even remember.

12. How many people were in your wedding party? 13?

13. Are you still friends with them all? not really. I'm still good friends with Natalie but we don't talk often since she's in Ohio and I'm here.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony? no- but he looked worried most of the time. He told me afterwards that he was trying to just concentrate on being in the moment.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day? The weather was beautiful and just as we were pulling out it started to snow big snowflakes. It was GORGEOUS.

16. Any funny moments? OH YES! (blushing)

17. Any big disasters? One of the centerpeices caught on fire and my MIL threw it on the floor and stomped it out. Well that and the hotel we stayed in the first night gave away our reservations. (AND we had TWO confirmation numbers) I looked like Bridezilla! I was so upset I had mascara running down my face and I just went to the car and let Greg deal with it. We got the penthouse-which was really nice, but I was too upset to enjoy it.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon? We went to Niagra Falls and then travelled to Toronto for one day. (Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!)

19. How long were you gone? Golly I don't remember.

20. If you were to do your wedding over.... I loved my wedding! It was big like I always dreamed, I had the perfect dress, and music and was fabulous! I just would have called the morning of my wedding to let the hotel know we were still coming.

21. What is your song? Silly song to have as ours...but Greg sang it to me when we were dating... Do you remember when we met?

22. Describe your wedding dress: White with a long train. Very lacy and beautifully decorated with pearls. The veil was just as beautiful. It was trimmed with pearls that flowed all the way down as long as the train of my dress.

23. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding? Silk flowers- but it was really pretty.

if you decide to tag yourself and copy this - please leave me a comment so I can come check yours out!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Who's the smartest?

So Austin is talking to Daddy.

Austin: I'm the smartest.

Daddy: You are smart, but Mason is pretty smart too.

(I wish you could see his thinking face)

Austin: Ashley is the whiniest, Mason is the silliest and I'm the smartest.

Daddy: Oh is that so?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Well Hello! Yes it's been a long time since I really blogged. I had a REALLY bad week last week. The highlights: Our dryer broke, I thought I had an abcessed tooth (turned out to be a popcorn kernel stuck), Austin drove the flour into the Family room with his remote control car, Ashley and Mason got the sugar bowl and dumped it in the Family room and Austin peed on a mirror to see what it looked like. And Saturday was SO bad that the Easter Bunny almost didn't come on Sunday. Anyway, the Easter Bunny is very forgiving and did come.

So on Sunday morning, Greg told the kids the true meaning of Easter. Then they went down to get their Easter treasures. On the way to church, I talked to them. I told them that just as God has forgiven all of us for our sins, I forgive all of you for being so naughty yesterday. They said, "We forgive you too Mom."

Anyway, the rest of the day was nice. We went to Logan's Roadhouse for lunch and then to a friend's house for Easter dinner.

The kids are demanding my attention, so I gotta go! Enjoy the pictures!

Ashley's PRETEND conversations

Gramma sent some money for the kids to buy an Easter present. Ashley bought this PRETEND phone. On the way home this is the conversation I heard in the back of the car:
Hello Gramma? Thank you for the money.
Well...I bought a pink's kinda furry.
Ok gotta go.
Love you to.
Hello Gramma? uh huh..
I miss you too.
Well...I don't know.
(to me) Mom, Gramma wants us to come to Ohio to visit her.
yeah, I told her. can call me anytime.
I love you, Gramma.
Hello Gramma?
Well...Austin got freight cars and Mason got Bob the Builder Pla doh.
Uh huh
I love you and miss you too.
(Goes on a few more times)
UH...Why does she keep calling me?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Scrapin Memories Stuff

I AM SO S L E E P Y!!!

But for you Michelle I'll write this blog...

Scrapin' Memories got in the new Rhonna Farrer line French Twist. They have the new Jenni Bowlin stuff. They've got Autumn Leaves new line of accrylic stamps and Jenni's too. Oh and the new line of Heidi Swapp stamps.

They are open on Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 but closed on Mondays. Other days they are open 10:00 to 6:00.

OK I'm typing with my eyes closed I guess I better get to bed.