Friday, May 25, 2012


So apparently, I've become pretty terrible at this whole blogging thing. I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last blog. I can't remember the last time that I let that much time pass between blogs, so this one will be some random thoughts I'm having today.

  • The other day, the children and I were in the car when Brianna said, "Momma, I need a dink (drink)." I said, "Sorry, sweetie, Momma doesn't have anything to drink right now." To which Brianna replies, "Look Momma, there's a Songic (Sonic) right there!" Ummm, oooops? Do you think we visit Sonic a little too much? Haha.
  • When Brenson was 4 weeks old, I began Operation: No More Stretchy Pants, known to most people as a diet. I am happy to report that I've lost 20 pounds since then! While I am thrilled with this, I will say that just because the scale says the same number pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy, that does not mean the body looks the same. At all.
  • I hate it when I comment on a Facebook status that {unknown to me} is an inside joke to which I am not privy. Does anyone else ever do this? It totally makes me feel like I've butted my way into a conversation where I am not welcome. Ugh.
  • I really do not care for the color yellow, but I am liking all the yellow/gray and yellow/navy products and clothes that seem to be everywhere. I even own a yellow shirt now! Whoa!
Here's proof of my yellow shirt! This is actually our new church directory photo. Generally, these photos rank right up there with driver's license photos, but this one is actually pretty good. I think I may even like it. A lot.

  • We are busy preparing for our Vacation Bible School that is coming up in June. Our theme this year is Treasure Hunting in the Proverbs. Well, that's not exactly it, but it's something like that. Anyway, we are having a ton of fun with the theme! I generally teach the 4 & 5 year old class, but this year I'm teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. 
  • I still feel like I haven't really gotten back into the groove of life since Baby Lucy's death. This year is definitely the year of the babies for us. Most of our friends do not have children yet. However, that is rapidly changing because we will, Lord willing, welcome 5 new babies (including Brenson) into our friends circle. I used to be so excited about this number, but it also includes Lucy so now it's really hard for me to think about it. How it should be 5, but we'll only get to love on and hold 4. Ugh. The other day, my BFF who is expecting (twins!) called me to tell me about her latest Dr.'s appointment, and as soon as I answered the phone I blurted out, "Are the babies okay?!?" I seriously had a moment of anxiety when I answered - just remembering what the other phone call was like just a few short weeks ago and how it totally caught me off-guard and felt like a punch to the stomach. 
Hmmm, I want to end this on a happy note, so . . .

  • Oh! Another cute Brianna story: My niece, Kaylee, had surgery yesterday. We had prayed for her as a family the night before, as well as yesterday morning. When I received word that Kaylee was doing well and on her way home, I passed the news on to Brianna. She then folded her little hands and said, "Thank you, God, KayKay is ooooo-tay. Amen." It was just the sweetest thing.

Have a great holiday weekend!


Chris said...

If people don't want comments on their inside jokes then they should leave them off of facebook. They put them out for the world to see then it is fair game! LOVE the last bullet!

Bekah said...

Confession: I went to Sonic three times today. So no judgement here, at least.

Cheryl said...

I think you're doing a great mom thing by teaching your kids about Sonic! Especially if you teach that going to Happy Hour saves money! haha Congrats on the weight loss! That is wonderful! I love the cute kid stories too. Praying children just melt my heart!

Emily said...

very cute family picture!!! my life has been forever changed since a good friend of mine lost her 2 month old son to SIDS. it just changes you, it will always be with you and Lucy will forever be special to you. It's sad but I know i'm also grateful as I feel like in some small way I'm helping my friend carry that burden of grief and that's an honor, ya know?