Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bumpy Nickels

This morning David started talking about what bad guys. I'm not even sure where he has seen bad guys but whatever.

So he started explaining that they don't wear shirts and they have those bumpy things.....Bumpy things? Yeah, you know, Mama. (And he points to his chest) These things except theirs are bumpy. Ohhhh, you mean nipples. Yeah, bad guys have bumpy nickels!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What the heck

I am completely unable to let this go. It was reported yesterday on that a woman who is married to a millionare is seeking $53,000.00 a week in alimony. That's right. You read that correctly. 53K. A week.

Are you friggin kidding me?

I mean, granted she's 36 and he's 67 (he really should have seen this one coming) but still. It's ridiculous. She has a prenup that gives her 43 million. Is that enough? Noooooo. Because she has "expenses."

She has to be able to pay for her Park Avenue apartment and her three places in Sweden. Oh, and don't forget her list of things such as weekly clothes "budget" of $4,500.00 and the $1,000.00 it takes to care for her skin and hair.

There is no way that I have spent $4,500.00 on clothes since I've been married! Much less a week? And has got to be the ugliest woman alive if it takes $1,000.00 a week to see about her skin and hair. I mean - could she possible have leprousy and need special skin treatments?

I feel sure that if she had to live any of our lives she would be totally slumming. Poor thing.

Melissa and Jake, how long could you stay in Prague for $53,000.00 a week? I'm pretty sure it's longer than the grandparents of your children would like to think about.

Clay and Deborah, how many new cars could you buy for that?


Monday, March 16, 2009


Okay - One thing I forgot. Chuck and I started watching this series and it is really so good! I found it from my cousin's blog and I'm so glad I did. The preacher is really good and he's a man's man so Chuck doesn't mind listening. Even if your marriage is perfect and needs no work (and I'm making a, "Whatever, I don't believe you" face right now) you should check it out.

Also, as a side note, I heard Rae making weird sounds like she was wrestling or trying to get out of a trap or something. Turns out she was dancing. Really funny to see.


This is going to be a quickie because Micah is screaming for his cereal.

We had a really busy week with a lot of fun happenings. Micah started oatmeal cereal a week or so ago and really has the hang of it. He's learning to swallow and has decided he cannot be filled up and is always hungry!

Chuck and I started a little Bible Study/Get Together/Book Club thingy with another couple. We are really excited about this - deeper friendships and another source to spark excitement about the Word and what God is doing.

I started a little group for a few moms who stay at home with small children last week too. It should be fun. We're going to be doing the Love Dare book and I think it will be a challenge. I'm looking forward to it.

David and Annalee have a birthday party coming up and we're all really excited.

Chuck worked so hard this week and with A LOT of help from daddy has my yard looking so good. New straw and everything. I'm so proud of it.

I let Rae play with Rachel last week and she had a great time. She wants to go back and play with Rachel and Abi-gail all the time now.

Chuck and I got a date night! So fun. Just us, sushi, and time....What more could I ask for?

Okay gotta go feed a hungry baby.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I had a conversation with a friend earlier this week and we were talking about a particular difference between men and women. You know the conversation, "We can't afford A" but then he comes home having spent money on B. (and of course it can be totally reversed) It just shows that our priorities are in two different places. I think a certain thing is essential while he feels we can't live without something else.

This isn't putting husbands down - it's merely an observation of the difference in how our minds work. What's important to me isn't always important to him.

That got me thinking - shouldn't it be? For the people we love, shouldn't we go above and beyond to put their needs and often their desires before our own?

Think about my time with the kids. They want me to play Candyland. (Remind me to thank you, Hannah, for that wretched game) I have a sink full of dishes and if I put the dishes off then I will have to do them while the kids sleep when I want to lay on the couch while they sleep. Priorities!

As soon as Chuck gets home I want to be "off duty" for an hour, get in the bathtub, and sink into the water until it covers my ears allowing me to block out sound for a little while. (Thanks for the tip, Jeannie) I could, instead, choose to sit with him, hear about his day, and offer him a little TLC.

It's something for me to think about as a way of letting my loved ones know that they are my priority.