And they’re off. . .

23 12 2007

Today was a crazy rush of trying to get everything ready for our trip which begins tomorrow.  First to Pennsylvania, then to Michigan, then to Indiana, and finally back home just in time for the girls to start school.  Not much of a break, if you ask me.  Although we dread the driving, we are looking forward to being with our families and spending extended time with the girls.

The van is all packed, all I have to do is grab the cookies from the freezer, make a lunch to take along, and grab all the last minute toiletries.  We plan to go to church, make a quick stop home for everybody to change into comfortable clothes and go potty, then head to Morgantown. . .

Merry Christmas, my dear readers (all 5 of you), and may you know the joy of Jesus in the year ahead.





A Welcome Day of Rest

16 12 2007

Even though we say Sunday is our day “off” (I work Mon, Tues, Conrad works Wed-Sat), it often ends up being our busiest day.  Church in the morning (Conrad leaves the house at 7:00), lunch, maybe a little R&R, then we lead a Bible Study in the evening.

Today we canceled church.  We have several inches of snow, it’s still coming down steadily, the roads are slick and supposed to get worse as the day goes on.  This probably means we will also cancel our group tonight.  I could get used to this arrangement. . .

So here I sit, drinking a cup of Scottish Grogg, in my pajamas, the girls are playing nicely, and my husband is actually relaxing. . .all on a Sunday morning.





Tales from Kindergarten

15 12 2007

Bryn came home from school yesterday and said, “Mommy, do you know what the ‘f-word’ is?”

A little boy who thinks he’s in love with Lydia (causing us great distress) beat up another little boy on the playground because that little boy was playfully chasing Lydia.  He then walked into the classroom and announced, “Hey!  Anyone who gets near my girlfriend is gonna get beat up!”

Next week will be spent celebrating Christmas and on Thursday Mrs. Trout is having a pajama party.  She plans to read bedtime stories, drink hot cocoa, etc.  I have every intention of putting on my pink polka-dot jammies and spending the day in kindergarten.





From the Mouth of Babes

11 12 2007

One day after I took Ellie to the doctor for her check-up, and informed the doctor that she does not say one single word, she looked at me and said, “Uh-Oh” and it was adorable.

Bryn asked Conrad on Friday night, “Daddy, does the devil put you in jail?”  Any thoughts on how to handle that question??

Lydia, on the way to a wedding on Saturday, “Mommy isn’t it so exciting that J and K are getting married?  It’s so exciting because after they get married she gets a baby in her belly!”  At least she got the order correct.





Snow Day

6 12 2007

We had several inches of snow overnight so school was canceled today.  I’m enjoying having all 3 girls here.  I think Ellie is more content when her big sisters are around to entertain her.  This is my normal day to volunteer at the school so if feels like a day off for me too.  I’m using the extra time to bake bread, do laundry, reorganize my Tupperware cupboard and do other little projects here and there.

All 3 girls got bundled up and went outside to play in the snow.  Ellie lasted about 2 minutes before she fell over and couldn’t figure out how to get back up with all of her layers on.  Lydia was out about 20 minutes and Bryn lasted about 30.  They came in with cheeks all rosy and drank hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Conrad is doing a funeral today (it’s a cold day to be standing in a cemetery!), and he has a wedding on Saturday.  He put his suit on to get ready for the funeral and I literally had to dust it off.  He so rarely wears a suit, only a couple times a year, so twice in one week is record setting.

We had a Christmas party with our college age Bible study on Sunday night.  Everybody brought food and we sat around eating, playing Balderdash, and poker (don’t worry, we weren’t gambling, and yes, the pastor has a poker set in his home.  It’s mine).  I love poker, and it definitely whet my appetite for when my family gets together at Christmas and plays non-stop poker.

I ordered a ton of Christmas gifts from Amazon and the packages are starting to arrive which is very fun.

I have suddenly become a huge LSU fan.  That one’s for you, David.