Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Time

It's summer time and we are on the move. I guess having three boys and being blessed to be home with them is something to not take for granted. They are a handful most days...but I have the best job in the world. Oh and the things Ihear...
Just now Trace and Josh (the neighbor) are playing baseball on Wii. Trace says, "That's my dad up to bat." Josh says, "That's your dad?" "Yes", Trace replies, "He has girl glasses on." That is just funny to me... sounds like Chuck needs to work on his mii:)
Saturday we took the boys swimming at the home of an older couple in our church. Tolar wanted to go head first down the slide into the pool. Well, Mom here had to be the example...and go first. Afterwards Tolar told me I was INSPIRING:) Just hope the Sanders were not looking out the window as I lay sprawled out on top of that slide. Not to mention that Chuck did not think there was enough water flowing and hooked the swim noodle up so it would spray additional water on the slide and mom could make it down.
Still pluggin along with my running. Finally making about 25-30 minutes on the treadmill. I am amazed that I can easliy do 20 minutes and really even enjoy it. Just DON'T put me outside and I'm okay. Saturday morning I went to the gym and was all by I tried out some of those weigh machines. I am going to try to start adding a little strenght training each week. Right now I am still happy if I make it to the gym three times a week. But every littel bit helps, right?
I don't think I ever wrote about our beach trip recently. WHEW. Three boys. Three days at the beach. Late nights. Early mornings. Lots of hours in the pool. One Parent! Really it was fun, but I was tired. Our first night at Dad's they stayed in the pool FIVE hours. I am so glad they love the beach as much as I do. It's my favorite place to escape. It was fun to get to see Dad, too. He was working an antique show so he was really busy, but we got to hang out at night and eat dinner by the pool.
We left Chuck at home. He had Steve over Thrusday and Friday night to play Tiger Woods Golf on Wii. Then Saturday he played the Robert Trent Jones trail with 3 Chris, Tommy and Eric. After golf, Chris came home with him and they played Golf on Wii until the kids and I got home late that afternoon. THEN on Sunday night I got up after midnight and Chuck was NOT in the bed. I found him in the family room PLAYING TIGER WOODS GOLF on the Wii!!!!! He enjoyed his time with friends and getting play golf. It was a good Father's Day for him. Now, DON'T ask him about the ACTUAL day of Father's Day. He had a TIRED, Hormonal Wife who had just returned from 3 days of nonstop activity with the boys.....I will let you just imagine how pleasant I was;) Sleep (without a 3 yr old on top of me) did improve my disposition. Atleast Chuck had a few days of fun. He deserves more...he's a great guy.
I leave Friday for Deeper Still in Atlanta...and Chuck will have the boys all weekend. Pray for him. He is such a wonderful dad....he puts me to shame, really.
We leave for our trip to Central Asia in three weeks. I am so thankful that God is giving Chuck and I the opportunity to do GO together. I do want my kiddos to be safe and happy while we are gone....but I have to keep my eyes on Jesus and trust all the details to Him...He is BIG ENOUGH.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Just wondering if I am the only one suffering from Facebook addiction? Based on the number of notifications I receive weekly, probably not. Okay, and you just gotta love the flair application. I love getting flair and sending it. But probably my most favorite thing is the video feature. How neat to send a friend a video and then get one back. I love it. Unfortunately, though, lots of things around here are not getting dinner cooked or the laundry put up.

So Much To Tell

If only I could get around to updating more often. Then again, no one but Colette probably reads this thing anyway...but since she did ask for an we go:) Turner is potty trained completely. It only took the little guy two days. So no more diapers. I was nice to go to Wal Mart and not have to buy those things. With our baby now being three...and so funny and cute...I keep thinking....we need another one. (Don't tell Chuck, that would confirm to him that I am indeed off my rocker) Trace had just turned three when we found out we were expecting Turner (it was a shock and I was NOT prepared at all...but now so grateful that God gives us what we need and not what we want:) Here are some pictures of our Walmart trip to buy new underwear.

We spent time with Grandaddy at the farm last week. The boys love going to Grandaddy's farm. Uncle Spence and Grandaddy are working on a big pond (8 acres) and a little catfish pond. We have been able to watch some of the progress and it's been fun. The farm is such a beautiful place and we can't wait to go fishing up there.

We also went up to Aunt Sue's to swim on Friday and took Maz (my mother) with us. That, too, is a beautiful place....and it's for sale if anyone is looking.

Okay, I have added so many pictures to this post. I have a few other things to put down, but will do it in a new post. It finally rained here today. How wonderful. We sat around all afternoon eating popcorn and watching Stars Wars. It's been quiet and we have no where to go tonight. YEAH:) Later this week we will head down to spend a couple of nights with my dad on Okaloosa Island. I am sure I will have some news from that trip and probably a hundred more pictures.