I have great friends who hold each other accountable. I LOVE my friends even when they tell me tonight to blog because I have been boring this week. This coming from one of my favorite, always up to date blog friends and another who will remain nameless because she STILL hasn't started a blog and just likes to read ours! I must confess that I hate blogging without pictures. I guess I just think you all would rather skim over the antics of my life and just look at the cute pics of my kids. Apparently, some of you like the stories as well! So here goes with the latest from this week and other random thoughts from my cluttered brain...
1. Funny Keaton story....WARNING: Skip down to #2 if you have consumed food in the last hour!
So it was bathtime. The kids were in and I was at the sink doing the nightly ritual of washing the sippy cups of the day. I notice Keaton standing and it is as if he has sat on something and then upon standing, that "thing" has stuck in his little cheeks. I could not figure out what that "thing" was since it was a strange shade of mossy green with purple circles. I stop washing cups to take a closer look only to find he was pooping and WHOLE GRAPES were coming out! Oh I did NOT sign up for this! Luckily I caught him in time, held him over the potty, cleaned him up and salvaged a perfectly good tub of water and his sister!
2. Why no pictures you ask? Well, believe it or not, I am waiting to receive my 3rd, yes THIRD camera. The first one died completely after a week of use. The second one came with bent prongs in the CF Card area. So, let's hope third time is a charm and we will be up and posting new pics by this weekend.
3. I have actually read some books lately that I highly recommend! If I have read two books in the last couple of months you know they have to be good.
First one was "90 Minutes in Heaven". This is the story of a Don Piper who actually died in a car wreck and was revived after 90 minutes of being DOA. During that time he experienced a moment in heaven that is remarkable and would make even the biggest skeptic sense a longing for this place we call home.
Second is the new book by Jenna Bush ( Pres. Geo W's daughter) called Ana's Story. I really liked this book and was captured by this story of a young HIV positive mother and her struggle to survive. I think it is a great book for those of you with teenage daughters to read together. It will open up a great & much needed dialog of "coming of age", HIV, and ways to help those whom we might sometimes be afraid (or too judgemental) to approach.
Third book is an ongoing read that I pick up from time to time but can't get enough of. The book is called "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn. If you have even been curious about heaven and want a clear picture of what the Bible says heaven will be like, you need to pick up this book. After getting through the initial chapters of philosophical factoids, you will find many of your wildest question answered through Bible based facts. This is a great one for you home libraries. I also just saw that he wrote a version for kids. I plan on getting this one too for when the kids are older!
4. We had tornadoes on Monday night but everyone is fine. We ended up at Gary & Martha's for dinner and decided to spend the night, until the kiddos woke up at 11:00pm screaming for some reason. After trying to calm them for 1 1/2 hrs, I made the decision to pack up and go home (and no, Gary & Martha never heard a thing...slept right through!). We drove around for a while and finally came home. Gave the kids another shot of Triamenic and put them in the trusty old swings. (Hallalujah my kids are still little squirts!) I finally went to sleep at 2am and woke up at 2:10 to what sounded like a tornado. The winds blew something into the bedroom window and shot me straight up in the bed. I don't remember ever hearing winds like that before and I have lived through many tornadoes in my lifetime. I turned the tv on and we weren't even under a tornado warning. I decided to ride it out before waking my precious angels who had FINALLY fallen back to sleep. After the winds calmed, I fell back asleep and then...back up at 3am to Keaton screaming. Nothing a little lovin and some more milk couldn't cure. OH, and have I mentioned that Ryan was out of town for all of this? I always seem to manage some type of drama and sleeplessness while he is gone. Everyone I have talked to is fine and I have only seen some trees down and part of a fence in our neighborhood. With as many as came through we are very lucky and blessed!
See how boring this is without pics?
Well, hopefully you have indulged me in reading through my barrage of random thoughts. I promise to mix in some pics once the camera drama is over. Speaking of, I have a meeting tomorrow with our media director at church to help out with taking updated pictures of all our ministries. I think this will be a great way to get some experience with my new camera and a great way to get involved at our wonderful church!