Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Justus:  How did God fix everything?
Mommy:  I guess I don't really know exactly.
Hannah:  Yeah 'cause He did a really good job!

Chris and his dad (Poppa) are putting a ceiling fan up in Justus' room.  Justus doesn't know it!
Mommy:  (whispering)  Justus, go into your room and see what Daddy and Poppa are doing.
Justus:  (smiling as he starts walking to his room) ok...
Justus RUNS full speed out of his room and back to me!
Justus:  (as fast as he can talk while he is half panting from the run) Mommy!  Mommy!  Daddy and Poppa are making a fan on my sky!!!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Let's Build A Fort

 The kids were SO excited when the guys (on a day off of school) suggested we take all the couch pillows and make a fort!  It was lots of fun for all!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dress Up

You never can tell what is going to happen at Nannah and Papa Joe's house.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Happy Birthday!

One month ago the Love of My Life turned 30 years old!
(I am so sorry I am a little late on the celebration pictures.)

Chris had to work on his birthday so I just decided we would make the best of it.

That morning the kids woke him up with kisses and presents!  

He picked Moe's for his birthday lunch with me and the kids!  He was pleasantly surprised that they had one of those new Coke machines with 110 flavors and I think he thought that they got that just for him just for his birthday - he was so excited!  :)

I secretly had our friend fix him a cake (thank you Dorea for doing it so last minute) and we sang to him after supper (I told all the guys not to leave the table after they were finished eating).

It turned out to be pretty fun!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Mommy Moment

SO, I had a Mommy Moment.

A bunch of kids around here (including some wonderful christian girls in our congregation) have been putting little streaks of color in their hair.  I really didn't think anything about it...

until Hannah asked one of the girls a little older than her that she LOVES how she did it.  The little girl said Kool-aide and that her Mom did it.  Hannah then asked me to ask her mom how to do it because she wanted one.  Sigh.

I said I would try to remember and then I honestly didn't think another thing about it - thinking that Hannah would just forget.

WELL, Hannah didn't forget.  :)

I talked to Chris and I went thru all my Mommy Worries and Chris and I finally had to ask ourselves some questions:

Is is permanent?  NO
Is this immoral or illegal?  NO
Would this (to those we could influence) put her in a "category" (whether we like it or not - they are out there) that is not good?  NO
Is this a battle we want to spend our efforts on fighting and making a big deal of?  NO

SO - here it is.  Her pink streak!  :)

First you decide what hair you want pink and put up the rest.
Second you boil water, put it in a small cup, and mix in a packet of Kool-Aide of the color of your choice.
Third, you put the piece of hair you want colored in the cup.
We did it for 5 minutes and then Hannah wanted to make sure it would work so she decided we should do it for another 5 minutes.  ((I think because of this it has stayed in a bit longer than expected.))
Next you take it out and dry it REALLY good so that it doesn't drip on anything you don't want stained.
 Then you put it up in a ponytail and look at your cool colored streak!  :)

 We did this right after lunch.
So that it would not get on her bedding we did a bath right after supper and made sure it was dry before going to bed.  AND I think I still made her sleep with a towel on her pillow that first night... but NO problems and she thinks it is SO fun.  
It is fading now and she hasn't asked to do it again.  
I have to admit - I think it is kinda cute!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

July 29th Sunday Pictures


Friday, August 3, 2012

July 22nd Sunday Pictures

Justus is trying not to smile here.  So Funny!  I think this is a great picture of both of the kids!

He was Really into saying CHEEEEEEEEEEEESE...

I thought these of her with her elbows on her knees were cute.  AND thank you sooo much Ms Gayle for this beautiful dress you made for Hannah.

She is cheesein' it up! :)

Such a stinker!

He chose to wear a tie and chose this tie!  Thank you AW and Mollie for the shirt and tie.  We love it.

We were told to say "POPCORN" on the count of 3 - can you tell?

Fun Time with MawMaw and Poppa.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


It makes me feel good when the guys really like the supper I fix!