Saturday, February 28, 2015

Oh Me, Oh MY!

That is what my Monday looked like ^. You used to not be able to see those pipes. It was leaking all night long and washed away a lot of dirt. If I had to look on the bright side, at least my lemon and peach trees got a good watering since they were downhill of the leak.
Jo really enjoys playing with play dough and her Sofia. She is so excited to peel the dough off of her dress and see all the shapes. I love letting her play with it while Josiah is busy with school.
Tuesday night we had a family activity since we were not going to be seeing Michael the rest of the week. Josiah emptied his piggy bank of all his quarters (Thanks, Nana!) so he and Joanna could play in the arcade. They had so much fun!!! Lots of giggles, squeals, and smiles.

Its obviously been a long time since Michael has been in an arcade. He sat down to start counting the tickets they won. I let him get to ten or so before I told him that the counter has a nifty little machine that does that for you. haha!
They enjoyed picking out a bunch of junk they they have seriously played with every day since. Ha!
The kids got to bowl and eat pizza... eventually. They made us wait forever! Ugh!

Thursday morning began our radio station's Restorathon! Michael left at an ungodly hour in the morning, but he was so sweet to leave me a note and one of my favorite breakfast items that we hardly ever have. Toaster Strudels!!!!

I'd just like to take a moment to say that I remember during College when he surprised me with a special Toaster Strudel breakfast during the Soul-winning Marathon. A month later, we were engaged! I found out that the night before that special breakfast he asked my Dad's permission to marry me! Toaster Strudels! They bring back memories and taste yummy!

The kids enjoyed their breakfast while watching the web cam feed of their daddy acting like a nut on the air.
And I am just going to throw this out there. I have the BEST FRIENDS EVER!!!! A flat of strawberries and two vidalia onions made its way to my door step.

I don't want to sound brag-a-docious but those berries are probably the best I've ever had. Me and the kids ate several with supper last night, and I made a strawberry milkshake for Jo for dessert.
They are all washed now and I've got a bowl of them soaking in sugar water. Yum! Strawberry Shortcake here we come. I have some in the frig for snacks and then I put a little bit in the freezer.

After I was done and they were all put away Jo came in the kitchen and was so heartbroken that the strawberries were all gone. There were tears! I had to show her that I put them in the frig before she would believe me. Oh my!

I know I have some wonderful people praying me through this week with Michael being gone so much. Thank you!! My back is out of whack but I am not in intense pain. So thankful!

See Ya Later, Alligator.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Week Was Filled Up With...

and Happy Tummies.
Psalm 71:8 
"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day."

Monday, February 16, 2015

I'm Back!

Oh, Bloggy World! I have missed you so so much! So much has happened over the last year and I have missed sharing with you all the ups and downs. It will probably take me a bit to really get back into the swing of things but I look forward to it!

One of the main reasons I've been so quiet with the blog is my computer situation. Back in the day when my hubby and I were traveling all summer long I needed a laptop that had a good battery life. So my only option was to get one with a huge battery pack. It worked. It was heavy. It was awkward to move about with. But it worked.

Fast forward to present day.

I am not allowed to lift or carry anything. Including a heavy awkward laptop. With my back injury, I can not sit for long, so sitting at my desk after doing school with Josiah just didn't work for me. I said goodbye to blogging and instead posted a little bit more on Facebook. And by a little bit more, I mean I posted more pictures. ha!

My wonderful hubby and I sat down and made a list of how we wanted to spend our tax return (Can I get a HALLELUJAH?!). Top of the list was a new laptop for me!!!! So here I sit in my comfortable bed against the pillow chair we stole from my moms house last year, typing away on my new shiny laptop. I have named her Sparkle. (Not to be confused with our dog, Sparkles. Why? Because I am THAT creative. bahaha!)

So who knows how often I will blog but the good news is I have what I need so I can! I look forward to sharing 2015 with you all.

Isn't she just... SPARKLY? :)

Until Next Time!

p.s. Feel free to comment and let me know if there are things or topics you would like to read about here on me ole blog. Otherwise, you will be left to read stuff that I come up with and we've already had a taste of my current creative juices. ;)