Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Is there any better flavor combination than peanut butter and honey? No, there is not. Write that down.
But as the day went on, I got tired. See, I stayed up stupid-late last night telling y'all all about my scones. Cause apparently that was just *so* important it couldn't wait. Late-breaking scone news!!
Then, Grace started waking up this morning at 5:30. She had some emptying of cupboards and looking for choking hazards to do, and wanted to get a jump on the day. Thank the sweet Lord that Jason got up with her! But I lay awake, willing myself to go back to sleep.
So tonight when we tucked the kids in at 7:30, instead of changing and heading to the gym, I crawled into bed. It had to be done. And I'm still here.
As my mom says, I've got a severe case of the cain't-help-its. There are only a few cures--sleep or peanut butter. But not at the same time, obviously. I've got option 2 covered, so I think it's time for bed.
Good night! Be good to yourself. Xoxo
Sunday, September 19, 2010
In the upper right hand corner you will notice our DVD remote control. And an un-used band-aid. I insist on a pristine baking environment.
And here they are baking.
Ha! Is this like being forced to watch a slideshow of someone's vacation photos? "And here we are waiting in line at Sea World." "And that's me with Shamu."
And here I am with Grace, whipping the cream. (Shamu not pictured.)
Scones must be served with freshly whipped cream, you see. Otherwise, what's the point? I would also like to add that I call this hairstyle "4:30pm on a Friday". Feel free to use it as an inspiration pic to take to your stylist.
I know, right? So scone-like! I put them on my Christmas plate...because I like to do things right around here.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
And yea verily, there was.
There have been a few instances in my life when I've been anxious or worried about something, and in the midst of my angst, I'll look up and see a rainbow. And in that moment, it feels like it's just for me. Like God's whispering, "Hey--I got your back. It's all going to be fine."
Does that sound silly? It's okay if it does.
One instance of this that really sticks out in my mind happened while we were still living in Dallas. We'd just made the decision to sell pretty much everything we owned and move to Australia. (Where we'd never been.) To help start a church. (Which we'd never done before.)
I haven't told y'all much about that whole process, but it was a wild time for us. Ava was just 15 or 16 months old, and in the five months from when we made the decision to when we moved, we found out we were pregnant again, gave away or sold most of our furniture, shipped a bunch of stuff to Sydney, lived with both of our parents in California and Florida, and generally had a nervous breakdown. (Well, I did, anyway.) Of the two of us, I am the stressy one. You probably guessed that.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
He said that months and months ago and randomly brought it up again. He says that Jason told him that. Maybe Jason said "unlimited powers" and Nate thought he said "lemon"?
Lemon powers. What could it all mean? Lemon is nice spritzed over fish. And Jesus did hang out with lots of fishermen. Lemon is zesty. So is Jesus. Hmmm. There is obviously some deep level of spirituality here that I have yet to reach.
Lemons do smell really nice, though. So there's that.
And that's all I have to add to your day right now. Yeah, you're welcome.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Till I gave her my ice cream. I am a sucker the third time around!
Spring has sprung! And to celebrate, the kids and I got soft serve cones on the way home today.
Yum. Well, the few bites I got to have were yum, before it was wrested out of my hand.
Hope y'all have a great weekend! From now on, I'll be hiding in the bathroom to eat my ice cream. Xoxo
Thursday, September 9, 2010
September 1st was the first day of spring! After living here five years, I've finally begun to think of September and October as springtime months, which is totally surreal on one level. I picked these freesia from our front yard...they smell so wonderful. And I love my little yellow thrift store vase! We had a few warmer days last week and now it's raining and freezing again. Boo! Please ignore the knife and other stuff in the background of that photo. I can't stage pictures for crap. One of my many failings as a blogger, nay, as a person.
Last week, our church moved into a permanent facility. We've been meeting for church services in a conference facility for the past several years. That means that each week, we had to unpack everything we needed for our service, sound equipment and kid's ministry out of plastic storage bins. And then pack it all away again. Each week for the last 5 years or so. Now, we've signed a long term lease on a place and are getting to, like, leave stuff where we put it! You can't imagine how liberating this is! Here, Ava and Nate were "helping" do some painting. Jason basically lived at the new place all last week, painting, building, rallying the troops, rollling around joyously on the carpet, etcetera.
Well. What to say? Grace has taken to getting my bras out of the laundry basket and draping them around her neck. She walks around the house like this, and screeches at me if I try to take it from her. I wasn't gonna post this photo, cause really, this isn't one of my nicer bras. But then I thought, hey--I mean, y'all probably assume I wear a bra, so what's the harm in showing a photo of one?
Not that I'm implying you've been thinking about my bra. Or lack thereof. Except for right now you're probably thinking about it cause I brought it up. And that's okay. Never mind. Can we forget we talked about this?
This past Tuesday was my birfday, y'all! Bring it on, 34! Hit me with your best shot--I ain't afraid of you and your early signs of aging! Jason and I went out for dinner at Darling Harbour. It's our favorite place to go in the city. Here we are in a very silly, contrived photo. But I can do that cause it was my birthday! Look at Jason, though. Is he cute or what? What a biscuit! I have a case of Crazy Eye in this picture, but I can do that! Cause it was my birthday! (P.S. I was wearing a bra in this picture.)
And here's the view from where we sat at dinner. Darling Harbour at dusk. This never gets old. Sydney is beautiful. Why haven't you visited yet? We also have koalas.
Here's Grace this afternoon. She wanted me to put her in the rocking chair to watch cartoons with Nate. He was not happy about giving up the beloved chair. But to his credit, he did. And look at her, all looking like a little person!
Here's how I found Ava and Nate this morning before school. They are either bickering furiously, or doing things like this. The other day, we were all driving somewhere together and Nate asked, "Why can't brothers and sisters get married? Cause I wanna marry Ava!" And Ava chimed in, "I wanna marry Nate!" I was like, "Over to you, Jase!" He handled it beautifully, "You guys love each other a lot, but the love you'll have for the person you marry will feel very different. You just don't know the difference yet, but you will one day. Plus? Genetics." (Except, he didn't say that last part. It was implied, though.)
That's our little world at the moment. Flowers, birfdays, painting, bras and discussions about inbreeding. Pretty standard fare, really.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I'm gonna go lie down. Y'all have a good day.