still loving the nose ring. it stopped oozing and bleeding by tuesday, so thats always a good thing i suppose. i have two reckless children, so the less people we have bleeding around here, the better i always say. or something like that.
its been a fun week, but different. allens mom has been wanting to take the kids to houston to do a campout in their backyard, and it just so happens this week was the time that worked out best for everyone's schedules. allen is preaching sunday (tomorrow), so we met them halfway when colby got out of school on wednesday and they will bring the kids back with them when they come to hear him preach tomorrow. the fun thing has been that today is my birthday (yay for that!), so i've been kind of celebrating all week long. i took full advantage of a few days without my kids to get some scrapbooking done, a little shopping, a little reading, dinner with friends, etc. its been really great. alas, i miss my munchkins and am ready for them to be home again!!
i have been sorely disappointed in myself these past couple months. i dont know whats happened, but i've lost the writing 'spark'. i dont feel like i have anything funny or creative to say, so i havent been blogging other than the 365 on saturday night/sunday. i need to get some creative juices flowing, or maybe put myself and my children in undeniably disastrous and compromising situations that will turn out good blogging material. we'll see how that goes.
heres the week...
SUNDAY, may 10th
allen is the chaplain for the round rock express baseball team. they had a homestand against the texas rangers triple a team out of oklahoma this past weekend. josh hamilton, center fielder for the rangers, was sent down on a rehab assignment, so when allen went to do chapel for the visiting team on sunday, josh was in there and allen got to meet him. he was soooo excited!!!
oh, and so was allen. ;-)
MONDAY, may 11th
every spring, these pretty little (pooping, lots of pooping) birds come and build a nest up under the eave of our front porch (not sure about that phraseology). every year i knock it down after they're gone. last year i didnt knock it down, thinking that if the old nest is still there theyd go find somewhere else to poop, i mean live. 'not so,' said the birds, 'we love living (and pooping) on your front porch. we'll just use the old nest.' and so they have. but, and i suppose this is the silver lining, i looked up monday afternoon and saw 4 little baby bird heads peeking up over the side of the nest. 4 baby birds in addition to momma and daddy bird means there are now 6 birds pooping on my porch, but it also means major cuteness. did i mention all the poop?
you can see one of the babies in this picture and the mom is feeding them something delicious, i'm sure.
TUESDAY, may 12th
our first trip to the pool this year!! colby was swimming pretty good by the end of last summer, mostly with his life jacket on. tuesday he told me he didnt need his life jacket anymore. i wasnt too sure, but then i couldnt find it, so i didnt argue.
it took him a little bit to remember, but he finally got the hang of it and did great!
molly is another story, and is going to give me at least 5 or 6 gray hairs before the summer is over!!
WEDNESDAY, may 13th
WEDNESDAY, may 13th
i'm singing sunday morning, so i had to go to rehearsal wednesday night. i'm so looking forward to it. we usually have a praise team with about 6 people, but dad (hes the worship leader) is doing it a little different this week, and another guy is leading worship with dad and i doing vocals. it'll be fun!
THURSDAY, may 14th
my first full day to myself. i spent a lot of it scrapbooking.
FRIDAY, may 15th
we had our best friends over for dinner (these are the same couples we spend new years eve with every year). this is a picture of april, myself, and lauren.
SATURDAY, may 16th
SATURDAY, may 16th
my 28th birthday!! my parents gave me a hobby lobby gift card. always a great choice.
have a fantastic week!!!! only 2 more weeks to enter my giveaway!!