My 4 Little Boys

My 4 Little Boys
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 1, 2011

We took some pics today out at Rocky and Cindy's place. I thought they turned out pretty good.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Family Vacation (one of several posts...I hope)

I'm going to try to write a bit everyday. Day one consisted of packing the vehicles and driving...and driving some more...and finally we made it!! We stopped at Davis for some fried pies and then drove into Sulphur to Little Niagra. Benjamin wanted to get his swimming trunks on but we needed to move on. We stopped at Lake Texoma for a picnic lunch right on the lake. Damon and his parents reminisced about family vacations to the Lake from years past. Ginger told us about her setting the grass on fire when she was a young girl. Damon told me about his bicycle wreck...bicycles and tin horns don't go together and he found out the hard way!!
We made it to the cabin, unloaded vehicles, put away the groceries, and I began my work in the kitchen. Jacob, Lauren, and Avery arrived and got all unpacked and ready to begin the week. Lauren and I began preparing dinner while the guys ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items.
Dinner was served, kitchen cleaned, and a movie was started...I went to bed!!
More adventures to come today...well, they've already started...I came out on the deck because I couldn't sleep. Damon soon followed me but neither of us realized the doorknob was locked...YEP, you guessed it...we were locked out. I called my father-in-law to come let us in...and he laughed at us!! That's ok...we laughed too!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nosy Facebook Friend

I've had an issue with a nosy FB friend this week. Damon had a friend of his (and mine) call him yesterday to ask if he reads my statuses. Damon has access at any time he wishes. I went back to the beginning of April to read my various statuses and had many friends comment that I had never put anything inappropriate or anything about my husband. Most of the comments from my friends stated things like "the meals I cook," "my job (which I love)," "my boys," or the various activities that we, as a family, are involved. It was such a "high school" thing...but it upset me to think that someone (a "friend") would try to stir up trouble with Damon and I.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My First Trail Ride

Well, yesterday we went to Lindsay for our very first trail ride. We are now members of the Indian Territory Roundup Club...yes, without owning a single horse. We went yesterday and manned the gate...made new friends...ate a great meal with those new friends. We left yesterday morning about 6:30 and returned home about 8:15 last night. Our friends, Rocky, Cindy, and Roger, came over last night and swam for awhile.
Today has been a busy day for us...Sunday School, Church, Falls Creek Sponsors' meeting, home for lunch (and I made 3 apricot cobblers), back to church tonight, then home to prepare for the week.
This week begins week 2 of 3 of the first section of ESY. I moved classrooms last Thursday to be with the students from the classroom I have been in since January. I'm looking forward to the week with these kiddos.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1st week of summer

Well, I've just about made it through the 1st week of ESY...going to be changing rooms tomorrow. We've picked apricots, I've made 1 batch of jam, I've cut up more bags of apricots, I've picked a mess of green beans from the garden along with some zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and lettuce. Looks like we're gonna have a pretty good crop this year. The corn is tasseling...and we have baby ears on there already. We've been in the pool a few times this week...along with a snake we had to kill Saturday night...that's a little too scary!!

I'm ready for life to slow down a bit so we can enjoy the summer...hopefully we can get into a routine and things will get better...I feel so rushed every evening. Dinner, clean-up, and bed...not much time to just relax and spend time together.

Friday, June 4, 2010

We've got the boys...2 of them anyway!!

We are in Hondo, TX spending the night. We picked up Benjamin and Nathan today. Daniel has GeoForce Camp this summer and is not coming up to stay. We left last night (not as early as planned) and made it to Wichita Falls. We got up and on the road this morning about 8:30. They were excited to see us. I took some pics of the boys and Damon and the boys and I...Daniel is now taller than me. I will post pics soon!!
We are looking forward to a good summer...lots of fun to come!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

my last day of freedom....

I spent today (my last day of freedom...quiet house) scrapbooking for a friend of mine (it's a surprise). I wanted to finish it before leaving this weekend. I got all of the pics in there but just need to journal. I will go ahead and give it to her and journal later. I'm excited about it!!

Tomorrow is staff meeting for ESY and then either tomorrow evening or Friday morning we will be leaving to go get the other boys.

Still have a few things that need to get done before leaving. Steven will have a chore list tomorrow to help me get some of it done!! Speaking of Steven, he returned from Children's Camp this afternoon---exhausted...he's been sleeping since about 2:30...26 more days till we have Youth Camp!!

That's it for now!!!