So, My cute little Zhoee wanted to do my hair and make-up this morning. I remember thinking when she was putting on the dark blue eye shadow and red blush that I'd have to check out the work she did right when she finished up. But.... The phone rang, then the dryer beeped, then the dishes were calling my name to be put in the dish washer and so on and so on........ At noon we ate lunch and Zhoee was waiting for our neighbor to pick her up for school. I walked her to the door and my friend asked about my eyes. I just felt dumb (totally forgetting about our earlier make-up session) and thought she just thought I looked different because I hadn't put any make-up on today. Then she looked a little worried and asked if I was hurt. I laughed so hard... I hadn't even looked in the mirror all morning long. I ran to look and IT WAS BAD!!!! My poor friend admitted it went through her mind that Bart might beat me!!!!! It looked like I had been bruised from cheek to cheek. HA!!! I washed my face as soon as they left for pre-school.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Yesterday was Bart's 31st Birthday! We surprised him at work with some balloons and treats and then we all went to lunch: Zhoee, Bostyn, me, and Bart. Jadon was at school and we missed him!!! (He doesn't know he missed anything, there was cake and ice cream when he got home and that's all he cared about) The workers at Applebee's sang Bart a snazzy little Birthday song and Bart said it was worth the embarrasment to get a free sundae!! Bart is choosing a new computer for his mountain bike for his present!!! What a bummer that he had to spend his birthday night chasing three kids around the gym while I had volleyball games (We won the championship, by the way!!!!). He didn't complain, but supported me and had fun with the kids. Bart your a great husband and father and we love you so much!!!!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
It's really come to our attention over the last few months how busy we are. There is not ONE night where we both get to just BE HOME. We each have busy church callings and we play sports and I coach volleyball, it's just gotten too crazy. It's to the point where we look ahead into the week and know we won't have a chance to even sit down and talk to each other until Sunday afternoon and it can be a sad feeling knowing you can't spend more time at home because you've taken on TOO MUCH. Bart and I are both the type that enjoy being active and busy, but just not this busy. So, even though I only work a couple days a week teaching 4th grade (which I have really enjoyed being able to do with my awesome MOM), I turned in my resignation papers last week. Yep, I'm going to be at home FULL TIME!!! I really love coaching and I'll still continue to do that. But, we both recongnize that we'll have to say "NO" to playing some sports, magnify our callings in the simplest way possible, and spend a little more time PLAYING with our kids!!! Isn't that what life's really about? Wish me luck! This feels like a GREAT decision!
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Monday, March 9, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
Well, between Zhoee and Bostyn being diagnosed with RSV and then Bossy getting croup, life hasn't been too fun this week. I feel so bad for them. They've both had a very hard time sleeping, very congested, and their coughing sounds so horrible. Last night made me think they are starting to get a little better because it was the first night (of the last week) we weren't up ALL night. They each woke up a few times but they went right back to sleep after a drink or more medicine and, of course, after getting in bed with mom and dad. It's so exhausing taking care of the two little sicklings 24/7; I'm in need of a very long nap!
The reason for this blog is this: Zhoee just walked out of the bathroom and while pulling up her pants said, "Mom, I'm sure glad Jesus gave me this body. He's so nice to make a nice, cute one for me, huh"
WOW!!! She thinks alot of herself doesn't she! It's our fault, I don't think the girl goes 1/2 hour without me or Bart telling her how beautiful she is.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
I'm not talking about Bart!!! Jadon and Zhoee have always enjoyed playing "store". They rumage through toys in the toy room set them on a table and buy, sell, and trade with fake money or paper. But, this weekend Jadon has set up a "store" in his room. He keeps calling Zhoee in there to buy things and he's quite the salesman. He'll pull out something that has been laying around in the toy room and talk it up like it's a diamond ring or an item she just can't live without. Then she asks me for quarters or even dollars so she can buy these things. I tell her she has to earn money by doing jobs. So, there goes Jadon again, encouraging her to do jobs so she can earn money to give him for dumb little toys she could just play with anyway if she'd go down in the toy room and scroung up her own. We had a talk about how he's taking advantage of her but he made it clear that he didn't see it that way. Oh, what do you do!!!
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