Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

I am feeling a little stressed. I found out today for sure that KCC is not hiring me. I wasn't too surprised nor that disappointed. I would have liked to have a job for fall but since God is in control I will continue to trust that His Timing is better than mine. Plus it would have been a long commute! God is Faithful and I will continue to trust HIS plan for us.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Drowning in Cardboard

I have another reason that I hate moving! It's a pain to pack boxes, to sort through your junk and throw stuff away. It's also a pain to unpack the boxes and try to find places for all your stuff. We have the room and everything just need to get it all put away! Plus, when your done you have to collapse all the boxes and put them somewhere.

We are overwhelmed with cardboard. Boxes and new shelving that we have bought that comes in cardboard's crazy! I'll post pictures of our place once I have the cardboard sea under control!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Things to be Thankful for

I am thankful for a new place to live

I am thankful for my two great kids

I am thankful for my loving family

I am thankful for my sweet husband

I am thankful for my wonderful church

I am thankful for my Loving God

I am thankful for my Salvation

I am thankful that God is meeting our needs

Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to Take Apart a Couch

First you have to find the beams, springs and such and remove excess stuffing.
Use a Power saw to cut the wood!
Work on Breaking it
Make sure all the springs are cut using Bolt Cutters!
One of two pieces of our old couch!
So this weekend Dan cut apart our old couch since we don't have room for it in our new house since we had gotten a new living room set. He had to cut it apart so it would fit in the 2nd dumpster we have to help with flood damages.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One load at a Time....

It's slow going, this moving process. I am trying to get it all done and just be moved in but with Dan's crazy work schedule and two crazy kids it's still not done. So basically I go to the old house pack up enough stuff to fill up the truck and then I come back to the new place and unpack it all. It's also in the 90's right now here in good old Missouri so it's extremely hot at the old place and I only have the energy for one load at a time...since it's just me! Hopefully this weekend Dan and I will get the rest of the stuff here so we can just totally move in. I'll be glad to be completely done!

I have pictures of some of our craziness but I packed the camera cord and I forgot which box I put it in so I have to find that soon.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy...

So we signed our lease on Tuesday and now we are working on packing up our stuff and moving it over to the new place!

So if I don't update for a little while that will be why!

Monday, July 14, 2008

We're Moving...

Yeah...we have a new place to live!

We sign our lease tomorrow and start the moving process!

No more SIL and crazy relatives!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blitz Mode...

That's what Dan calls us working for 2 hours...hardcore work...yucky work!

We are working on getting all the remainder of our trash from the flood into the dumpster. It's yucky and I hate it...I hope we get done soon...

Friday, July 11, 2008


It's been a week! A long week, a fun week, but definitely a week!

I can't get into a lot of detail right now but I think that some positives will be coming in the next few days...

This week the kiddos and I have enjoyed getting to swim, hang out, and just enjoying being a family.

Tomorrow we tackle more of the mayhem as we go about fill the 2nd dumpster! Fun time!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Today we had a visit from FEMA. Now this would usually make me feel good but since this is the SIL's house if any money is given she gets it all..we lose everything downstairs and she gets the monetary benefit...I don't feel like that would be guarantees that money will be given but still the thought of it makes my blood boil!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Good and Gooder...

that's how Jaron would classify stuff! Today was a good day and I am hopeful for a good week!

Janea was most agreeable and helpful today...she did a great job of following directions at the park at volleyball tonight and played very well with her brother!

Jaron was cooperative and happy too! He listened great and had fun playing at the park!

Mom accomplished lots of chores today and then played decent volleyball this evening!

A Great Day!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

Every year we do some mini fireworks as a's some pictures of our early evening fireworks..

Janea holding some cool spider streamers that float down from the sky!

Lighting Smokebombs---with plenty of grown up supervision!

Jaron holding the spider streamer that he caught!

More smoke bomb lighting!

Watching Daddy light firecrackers...I don't like these too noisy!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

How Sweet!

I guess Dan felt bad about the whole bed thing too yesterday. He stopped by the store last night on his way home from work and picked up some foods that he likes but he also got me some ice cream. The last 2 times we have gone to the store I have been the bigger person and not gotten flavors that I like in order for the kids to have what they martyr I know but sometimes you just have to be practical! Well, he had felt bad for me and so he got me Vanilla and Caramel Drumstick cones and a tub of some other decadent ice cream that has chocolate and caramel in two favorites!

I guess he really does love me!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

To make or not to make...

the bed that is the question.

It's been an issue for the whole of our marriage...9 years and counting! You would think that we would have it figured out by now but no.

It's all because we both feel that the other is a blanket we compromised and bought 2 comforters. So that has worked well for a while...well now the man needs 2 comforters all to himself....he used to use mine but since I am in the bed more now that it is summer and I can sleep past 5:45 in the morning he now has 2 huge comforters on our bed! It's frustrating! It's not like we are both in the bed that much at the same time anyway since he works till 3:00 in the morning and doesn't get home till 4:30 and then doesn't even come to bed until 5:00ish

Plus, now he's complaining about all the pillows too. I just don't understand the man at times.

Marriage can be a whole big challenge!