Sunday, August 17, 2008

Life changes.....

Lots of things going on around here...

The boys start back to school on Monday-we are all ready for it. We need routine. It has been a quick summer and I will miss the things that go with that, but at the same time, we must go forward. Can't spend life hanging out by the pool!

My 15 year old niece is going to be coming to live with us in the near future. It will change our life in drastic ways, but we could not let her go to foster care. ever. that just isn't an option.

I am overwhelmed. I know that my God is big enough to take care of all the needs that will comeup for her. I am going to ttry to get her room set up this week and then go from there.

Pray for wisdom as we prepare our house and hearts for this young woman to be with us.

I need to go to the store and get milk and such so I can feed kids in the am :o)
Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the 'X' from the ones you have not. This is for your entire life!

1. Gone on a blind date X
2. Skipped school X
3. Watched someone die
4. Been to Mexico X
5. Been to CanadaX
6. Been to Florida X
7. Been on a plane X
8. Been lost X
9. Been on the opposite side of the country
10. Gone to Washington , DC X
11. Taken a long drive with the one you love X
12. Swam in the ocean X
13. Cried yourself to sleep X
14. Played cops and robber X
15. Recently colored with crayons X
16. Sang KaraokeX
17. Paid for a meal with coins onlyX
18. Own a GPS
19. Done something you told yourself you wouldn't X
20. Made prank phone calls (before caller ID) X
21. Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose X
22. Caught a snowflake on your tongue X
23. Danced in the rain X
24. Written a letter to Santa Claus X
25. Been kissed under the mistletoe X
26. Watched the sunrise with someone you care about X
27. Been on vacation with your bf/gf/spouse X
28. Blown bubbles X
29. Gone ice-skating X
30. Been skinny dipping outdoors X

1. Any nicknames? Becky
2. Mother's Name: Merlene(after Grandpa Merle)
3. Favorite drink? Diet Dr Pepper
4. Tattoos? nope
5. Body Piercings? 2 hole in each ear -I used to have a belly button ring
6. How much do you love your job? More than I ever thought I could
7. Birthplace? Tulsa OK
8. Favorite vacation spot? Destin FL
9. Ever been to Africa? NO
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yep
11. Ever been on TV? not that I know of
12. Ever steal any traffic sign? nope
13. Ever been in a car accident? only involving my car
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door-mini van mom here...
15. Favorite salad dressing? Bella Peppers house dressing
16. Favorite pie?Key LIme
17. Favorite number? 6
18. Favorite movie? When Harry met Sally
19. Favorite holiday? Easter
20. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake
21. Favorite food? Mexican
22. Favorite day of the week? Monday
23. Favorite brand of body wash? Dove-the new yogurt stuff
24. Favorite smell? the smell of my kids
25. What do you do to relax? internet, read or watch tv
26. How do you see yourself in 10 years? having 2 kids in college, 2 in high school and very happy

Monday, August 11, 2008

Football crazies...

This weekend went way to fast. Rain, rain and more rain. I did manage to get a lot done in the house.

We are awaiting the news of what teams we have been placed on for football...they were to be announced at 10am and have still not been posted. make me nutty.

I simply cannot believe that school starts one week from today! That seems crazy. Where did summer go?

The boys have practice with the high school team the next three days. I think we will hang out at home today and swim on Tuesday since we will have 2 extra boys with us. On Wed, I am going to take the girls to mom's and the boys will go with me to my friend Netti's to swim and hang out. I have to work on Thursday and then swim on Friday and Sat...then bam. School.

I can't type with the kids behind me, so I should go and think about lunch and watching a movie with them....
until a quiet time.