Monday, September 27, 2010


Cooper and Kenndall were sick this day, so we all laid in my bed and watched cartoons.
Cooper went a little crazy with a stamp.
Clayton eating a powder sugar donut. Those are my favorite thing to eat right now! :(
Clayton was running around with a Cheerio stuck to her head, I laughed and laughed.

I love routine, I love having a schedule and a plan for everyday of the week. It gives me a sense of organization of life. Anyway, we have been settling in to our busy routine mainly consisting of school and bible class. It is nice. Yesterday I cooked Sunday lunch for the first time in 2 months! Brian said it was his first home cooked meal in awhile and unfortunately he is right. I have been so stinkin nauseous with this pregnancy for 2 months I could not hardly cook, clean or function like I should. Very frustrating! It is really hard to keep house and take care of 3 kids while feeling absolutely awful, and as far as cooking goes, I pretty much gave up for 2 months. Anyway, I am finally back to almost normal, still a little nauseous, but getting my energy back, so that is a big plus.
We are all doing good. The kids are getting so big and so smart, Cooper is learning to draw and write like a big kid. Kenndall is learning her letters. Clayton is just full of personality and sings and plays all day long. I love my sweet kids. Yes, they are a handful and everyone get's their share of spankings and time outs, but they are learning everyday how to do what is right. (Hopefully).
My school is going well. I have one great class and one not great class. So, it evens itself out. I am really enjoying my school this semester, since I am not working, I actually have time to do a good and thorough job on my school work. I need to start getting a dissertation proposal ready, but I want to make sure that I choose a topic that I will love researching. If I don't enjoy doing something, my motivation goes down hill, so I need something that I will love writing about. Anyway, the thoughts are slowly coming together in my head.
Brian and I are doing good, we are planning a camping trip for just us two in October. I am really excited about getting to spend time away from the kids and together. We always have so much fun camping, so I am super excited. We are going to fish, shoot, golf and maybe do a little motorcycle riding. Yeah!! Oh yeah, Brian got a motorcycle. I am excited for him, as soon as I have this baby, I am learning to ride it.
Well, that is really about all, boring, routine, busy, and wonderful. I have been thinking lately on being content. I think that true contentment comes from a realization that God will take care of your needs, no matter how great or how small. Thank you God for what I have been given!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The little bean

Well, I got tired of looking at Satan's picture on my blog, so I decided to put up my favorite picture right now. This is the little bean. Baby # 4. And if you think I am a little crazy, you are totally wrong, I am a lot of crazy. :) God is good.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dear Satan,

Dear Satan,

First, I just want to say that I am sick of you. I can't think for 5 minutes on something without your creepy crawly throughts eeking their way in. I have quite a list of things that I need to address with you, but here are some thing that are really ticking me off.

1. Stop with the guilt trip. I see so many beautiful wonderful people, including myself that are plagued with this freakish thought that they somehow aren't good enough or don't do a good enough job at whatever they think they could do better. GIVE IT UP! God created each of us in perfect way and gave us a grace that doesn't require a certian standard of "good" behavior. I don't have to be perfect, I don't have to go to church all the time, I don't have to say a quick prayer of repentence if I let a cussword slip, I don't have to give extra at church if I know I spent too much money on beer this week. Grace doesn't work like that. Grace is free and unlimited, so quit making me feel guilty for things that I am forgiven for.

2. Enough of the keeping up with the Jones's idea. I am also sick of this. I love my car, I love my house, I love my clothes, I love my life the way it is. I am choosing to be content with what I have. So quit making me feel that the grass on the other side of the Jones's fence is greener.

3. Guilt again, ugh, this ugly ugly thing! Quit making me feel guilty about the way I am raising my children. Quit making me feel like they eat too much junk food, they watch too much TV, they play too rough, they have too many toys, they don't write enough letters, they can't read well enough, they don't play outside enough. God has given me the ability to raise my children in a wonderful way. I am doing my best, so leave me alone!

4. This is the last thing I am going to talk about and then I have better things to do. Quit with the whole "I should look like a model" thing. I am pledging to be ok with being a little chubby, having too many freckles, sometimes ratty hair, crooked teeth, and some funny looking toes. God made me this way for a reason and I trust Him! I pledge to keep my body healthy, so I can serve God to the best of my ability, but I will never look like a model, so quit telling me I should loose weight, get a tan, dye my hair, and get braces. I am content with my body the way it is.

So, Satan, leave me alone. I am done dealing with all of your lies.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kenndall Briann

My beautiful girl! I can truly say that this child is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside. I cannot believe that my baby will be 3 this week! These awesome pictures were taken by Matt Killough, who did a fantastic job!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Pre-school is in Session!!

Today was a great day. Superkids started today! The kids had a great time at school and I had a great time doing homework. LOL! It was nice to feel like we are getting back into a routine. The unstructured summer was getting to me a little. :) Here are a few pics of the kids this morning. None of them would cooperate very well, so this is it for the Back to School picture for 2010.!

The almost 3 year old, the 1 year old and the big Pre-K, 4 year old ready for school with their backpacks!
Cooper wouldn't look at me.
Kenndall just made sad faces.
Clayton would look at me, but not smile.