Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sweet, sweet baby

She's due with Her today. She's too shy to pose for the camera. She went to dinner with us.

She's Stephanie. :)

Phone Photos

In no particular order:

Corn cob toss pictures
Famous second cousin
Yelling for Aunt Kat
Daddy's airplane
Bed hog

Friday, October 26, 2012

Here's what happened. I took the time to download all the pictures from the good camera and I don't know where they went. I can't find the folder anywhere. So until I have time time to reload them on the computer, you'll get posts about something else.

I'm doing a bit of a home tour this morning. My house is by no means perfect. It's not decorated in my "dream" way, but I think it's pretty homey and it has some items that I really enjoy looking at. (How could you type that sentence but not have it end in a preposition?)

Jason gave me this painting for our anniversary. I love it and it's not often I get to keep a painting.

I love this lamp. I got it at TJMaxx on the clearance isle. I love my little tooth box. It has quite a lot of teeth in it already.
This is a new addition. My cousin, Kathryn, made this tree in her pottery class. I think it's an artsy jewelry holder.
I have a big girl dresser. Sometimes that cracks me up.
One of my favorite pictures of the girls. Elaina was two, Claire was one and Eily was... younger than that.
This is a picture of me from second grade. Jason likes it.
These are our bedside lamps. They were another TJMaxx find. I think they're purdy. And cool.
Our bed. I like the pillows. They are from Target. At night, when the lamps are turned on, this part of the room has a very calm/serene/soothing feel. I like white walls.
Jason's current reading stack.
A gift card. He's been winning those a lot.
Pinterest find. I needed a way to store the girls' toothbrushes in the main bathroom. It looks better than what the picture shows.
When Jason worked at the FSAC, he found this old print in the attic and the bosses told him to throw it out. He brought it home to me instead. It looks nice in the bathroom. These two have become like old friends to me.
Well that's it for now. There are still a few items that I want to show you but at some other time. One of my favorite things broke yesterday. I'm sad. :(
I exercised yesterday. It was like a breath of fresh air. Then I came home and ate some candy corn.
Oh well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Back Home

My sister, Rachel, and I went to Memphis last weekend to visit with the family. I arrived at home at 1:00am on Monday morning. I spent the rest of Monday sick with tummy troubles (I'll spare you the details) and that is why I've been missing from Blogger's World.Today is about cleaning, doing laundry and doing school. Tomorrow we are going to the pumpkin patch so I'll get to a write-up about the weekend soon after that. Pinkie Promise!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Over the weekend

This Saturday I had a check list and I was motivated to cross off the items listed on it. They were as follows:
Make laundry detergent
Pick up house
Finish laundry (Doesn't it seem like I say I need to do that every day?)
Iron shirts
and this one, *shudder*, Switch Eily's clothing from summer to winter. I've decided to try something new this time and just do one child's clothing at a time. We'll see if it's any easier.

So anyway, I was going to tackle that list but Leah called and she and Mom wanted me to come paint Daddy's study. I'm up for anything that helps Mom with her House Refreshment Program so Sarah came and got the older three girls and Nora and I headed out for Booneville. We really got a lot accomplished. We stained the steps that go down into the utility room, we painted the room a very pretty gray color, we had Seth uninstall the old wall heater that isn't needed anymore and also the control box that was on the wall. We bought new, pretty light switch plates and encouraged Mom to think about new curtains that would match and not be faded in the back. It was a good day and then after supper, Nora and I headed to Greenwood to get the other girls and then finally started for home. We all crashed as soon as we could and slept long and hard.
On Sunday, we woke up to a messy house but before we left for church we had all the rooms picked up and I even got to take a shower! To some of you that may not seem like that big a deal, but when you are the only adult and there are four little ones that need breakfast and dressed and hair fixed and you have to be out the door by 9:45am, it's a big deal. (I will admit though, I left for church with soaking wet hair. At least it was clean.) After church we went to Mom's again and ate lunch. Nora took a nap and we sent all the other children outside to play for the afternoon. At one point they all came in shouting about a snake and when we went out to investigate, we found a little green grass snake in the driveway. Now, you think we would have just picked it up by the tail and tossed it over the fence into the pasture, but your thought would be wrong. I got a long stick but when I tried to scoop it up it just fell right back off onto the ground. Mom got a jar and when she tried to get him to slither inside, he turned and started towards her feet. We all screamed appropriately and jumped and shouted and made quite a racket. Daddy came out just then and laughed at us and then picked it up by the tail and took it over near the tree line. Men are brave. I'm glad we have men.  Then we cleaned up for church and loaded up all the kiddos. After church, we all hung around outside while Uncle Evan's branch of the Green family went into the lunch room for cupcakes. Jesse and his wife, Jessie, are expecting and they were announcing to the family whether it is a boy or a girl. The filling of the cupcakes was pink so, Girl! We all smiled and said, "Hooray" and congratulated the couple. Then we left for home where I fed the mouths of five hungry tummies (Eli came home with us) and then put everyone to bed. Kind of like Old Mother Hubbard except no spankings were involved.
Around four this morning, Claire came in with a tummy ache and so that pretty much ended my sleep for the night. But despite that, here I sit, raring to go, drinking my Spark and mentally making a check list and doing everything I can to avoid taking my fiber drink. Jayger is here now and Rachel should be here before long to drop off Ryan. That would bring the score to THEM-7 ME-1.

It's about to get real up in here.


Friday, October 12, 2012


Soap carving
Bird houses
Hurt toes
Fireman day

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Big girls are nice.

Eily went to spend the day at Aunt Sarah's house to do "school" and Nora and Jayger are asleep. It's calm over here. It's not clean, but it's calm. But guess what?! Elaina and Claire have taken it upon themselves to clean the kitchen, dining room and living room. And you know what else? The bedrooms and bathrooms are already clean. And the schoolroom is already clean. So you know what? In a few minutes I'll have a totally picked up house. So you know what that means? It means I can spend the afternoon doing the other things that need to be done, like folding clothes and ironing clothes and mowing the front and back yards. (Hopefully for the last time this year.) So you know what that means? It means today is a shaping up to be a pretty good day.
Aunt Sarah texted me this picture this morning.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Today, I had a funny thought brought on by my cousins' blog. What foods that I don't like, do I wish I did like, and what foods am I content disliking? Here is what I've come up with so far:


Cooked Raisins                                                    
Cooked Carrots                                                    

That's all for me for the moment, but what about you? Are there any foods you have attempted several times to eat, but no matter what, you can't get them down your throat? What foods have you taught yourself to like? I learned to LOVE onions in college while working for Subway. (We had a lot of spare time.) What foods are you content to let pass by without even a thought of trying to like them?

The picture above is from last night as I enjoyed a delicious, perfectly toasted Smore. That is a food that I've never had to force myself to like :)


Monday, October 01, 2012

Clean Teeth and Mohawks

Daddy kept Nora today for a couple of hours while Elaina and I went to a dentist appointment. These were the text pictures I received from him while I was gone. Looks like they had fun together, doesn't it?