Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recital Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Recital Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

I don't have time to produce a new Christmas outfit for boo boo princess this year so I'm hoping I win this cute little number. I can see her in it even in the spring.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I want to take a moment, in the few minutes of quiet that I have been blessed with, to be thankful, really.

Thank you Lord for speaking to us for calling us to service through your word.

Thank you for pastors and teachers who have been obedient to share the truth of the gospel and your spirit which has moved upon our hearts to respond.

Thank you that you never leave us or forsake us. Thank you that you care for us even as you care for the lillies of the field.

Thank you for the gathering of 4 generations of my family this afternoon to fellowship and eat. Thank you for the gathering of friends who are close enough to be family this evening, for fajitas!

Thank you for my precious children. Thank you that they are not truly mine, but yours and therefore have an incredible Abba Father.

Thank you for my dear husband. You have done great and mighty things in him and I am honored to be his help meet and to run this race with him to your victory!

Thank you Lord for so many more things than I can list here. You know my heart is bursting with Thanksgiving this day and all days. You are a mighty, holy, infinite, loving God!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What Have I done?!?

I cut Boo Boo Princess some bangs!

I know what you're're about to see some horrid photo of chopped up pieces of hair scattered about the floor and a poor innocent child left to look like she'd been attacked by a weed wacker!

Well, NO, actually I think I did a pretty good job, but now my sweet little 3 1/2 year old baby girl looks much older.

What do you think?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The season of the Toddler

I realize now that a little tutorial is needed for anyone who might be a guest in my home. We frequently entertain people who do not have small children or may need a refresher in the art of living with a toddler. So please note the following:

1. If you are looking for toliet paper you will not find it in it's proper place or anywhere near the toliet for that matter! Instead look for the large pile of mummy wrap (properly removed from the roll) sitting high atop the bathroom counter. My Nator has already torn apart pieces into semi-usable handfulls.

2. Yes those are rubber bands wrapped around the kitchen cabinet knobs. Do be careful not to snap yourself while attempting to remove them.

3. Should you choose to actually sit on the furniture (as opposed to jumping on it) you will have to straighten the cushions and remove whatever that is poking your backside. I do try to keep things tidy, but I can't be responsible for what I can not see and as I do not generally have time to sit any objects left between the cushions will go unnoticed.

4. What, you say you hear screaming? Oh well as long as no one is bleeding...what were we talking about?

5. Drink offers are as follows: juice, milk, or water (if your lucky it will be bottled water or you can have it in a big kid cup).

6. I apologize in advance if you here the words "mommy I pooped" or "I need help" followed by sudden streaking.

7. The baby has started walking and he wants everything you have. It would be in your best interest to keep all phones, keys, and beverages out of sight or up high.

8. Speaking of keys, mine have been missing for some time. Let me know if you find them in the couch.

9. My children are hyper social. If you see them coming towards you be prepared for a lenghty conversation or else prepare for a quick exit. I will certainly try to redirect them, but if you're friendly they will flock!

10. Thank you for stopping by, I hope this tutorial has better prepared you for your next visit!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I have never... Jane Austen but

I am Catherine Morland!

Take the Quiz here!

Not Me Monday!

I did not consider sleeping with a gun while DH was away for one night this week.

I did not break down crying last night because I have not yet learned that I am unable to parent my precious almost 7 year old on my own and I need God's daily guidance.

I am not about to have a 7 year old in 24 days and a 1 year old in 27 days.

I am not planning on making Pj's for just about everyone on my Christmas list.

There is not a tiny mouse daily avoiding sudden death by old fashion mouse traps and still getting away with the peanut butter. What the mouse does not realize is that by eating all of the PB he is plumping up and at just the right moment his girth will overtake the traps lever and that will be indeed his last meal.

Check out what others are not doing over at Mckmamas

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Twirl Skirt

Here's the latest skirt I've finished. This one I'm going to try to sell on My Etsy...If I can ever get the pictures just right. Anyway, here's the sneak peak.

By the way...Boo Boo Princess was an absolute Ham for the should have seen her in action!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Too funny Tuesday

Laughter is good for you in many ways...let us see what it can do for you today. I hope to drown very embarassing situations in the idea that you will receive great amusement.

As I am typing this hilarious post my house alarm has started to screech in a long piercing tone which no amount of button pushing has succeeded in will take the alarm repair man at least 40 minutes to get here. So in attempts to drown the noise I have turned on a praise CD LOUD...and it has now began to skip seemingly mocking my attempts to stifle the screeching. What? What already? I'm listening! Believe it or not I find this amusing....

But I intended to tell you the story of the time I went to IHOP with my bff (best friend forever) Melissa. This was some time ago but still a fresh raw memory. I had begun wearing long skirts on a regular basis. They're feminine and flowy and just make me feel pretty. I had just returned from the bathroom and was beginning to tell Melissa all the things I really liked about wearing long skirts. I scooped my hand underneath me to straighten out my skirt as I sat down I realized to my horror that my beautiful long flowy skirt was tucked into my not near as attractive big white granny panties. I of course could not see my face but I felt it! I had pranced by the entire smoking section in all my tucked in glory smiling and standing tall. The waitor could not stifle his laughter as he passed and neither could all the patrons between me and the bathroom. So we did what any one would do...laughed until we cried. Well the alarm repair man has come. The screeching has stopped and I turned off the scratched CD. Peace has returned...just in time for the end of Too Funny Tuesday. Until next week.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Not Me Monday!

I did not freak out Thursday night at our fundraising banquet over a minor glitch in the seating arrangements which I had carefully planned.

I did not eat three pieces of cake at a friends adoption party yesterday and use the excuse that I was trying to keep someone from having to take home a whole 60 piece cake.

I would not really like to adopt some children myself. I also do not feel completely inadequate for the job and do not fear having a homestudy done in case they decide I'm not even fit to parent the children I do have.

On that 3 year old has not been planning a birthday party for months, for her sister. She doesn't have a sister (really).

I think that's about it for this week. Check out MckMama's!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Nator is walking! Yeah he's been taking steps for about a month now but now he's "put me down or I'll arch my back so you almost drop me, get from one place to another, crouch to pick something up without falling" WALKING! Mr. Incredible said he would before Thanksgiving but I choose not to believe him.

Pictures as soon as I get a new SD card...Mr. Mobile slobbered on mine rendering it useless.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Busyness Removed

Thank you all for your votes. I do think I will be going with the heals. I removed the post because I don't think the picture does the dress justice...although it will be getting some serious alterations tomorrow. It looks like a cross between a muumuu and a night gown gone wrong at this point, but no worries it will be fixed. Thank you to those of you who were kind enough to say it was pretty.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Not yet Me on Monday

I've let busyness head up things lately...Forsaking the reading of The Word, fellowship, and prayer. So I'm feeling a bit foggy. I notice that when I'm not quite right, not in close communion with God, a few things tend to happen...they will be my Not Me's for this week.

1. I am not easily offended and argumenative.

2. I am not quick to judge motives and intentions (wrongly).

3. I am not persuing "wood" "hay" and "stubble" passions rather than investing in eternal rewards.

4. I did not go searching through my past (via facebook and to find the sinful life I left behind. And, when I found person after person that had graduated college and done exciting things I did not feel even a little jealous.

5. Finally, I'm not hoping for the quick work of the holy spirit to come upon me and cause conviction and repentance so that I can return to peace in the arms of God.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Free stuff

More free stuff for posting! I think these skirts are really cute! Visit the blog and enter to win! Grand Opening & Giftcard Giveaway!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I love this guy!I hope I don't get in too much trouble for this but...I have been thinking for a while that I needed to have a blog name for my husband since the children all have one as do the husbands on this and this blogs. So when contemplating this last night I was reminded of the super hero names some of us bestowed upon our husbands while they were away at the mens conference last year.
Without further delay I now present to you...
Mr. Incredible!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Too good!

This was just too good not to share.


This season is my I don't mean fall though we are having one of the most beautiful falls I can remember in all my 24+ years in this part of the country.

See the dead grass? And the wind whipping the flag to shreds?
Note the beautiful flowering bush.

And the few brown leaves.
Reflect on the ability to wear both long sleeves and jeans or short sleeves and shorts and be equally comfortable.

And, the oranges are finally ready after months of maturing.
But no, fall is not my season.
My season is mothering three smallish children. It's coming to grips with the fact that it is not my season to have Shara's night in. It's carrying scared chickens to their coop each night and cleaning house for Bible Study. It's reflecting on how God will "establish the work of {my} hands upon {me}; yes establish the work of {my} hands" now and for the seasons to come.
Scripture from Psalm 90:17

Monday, November 3, 2008

Almost not "Not Me Monday"

I did not almost forget to post a not me Monday. Are you kidding it's what I look forward to most on Monday's.

I did not give myself a mental pep talk to stay calm and not be afraid while keeping an eye on the Opossum in our chicken coop (see two posts down). I also did not give the opossum a mental threat that if he so much as looked at me funny I'd maybe slice him in two with the carving knife my husband gave me.

I did not kinda feel sad for above opossum because he was going to go hungry that night once we got him out of the coop.

I did not offer to bring "social security pie" to my friends election day party and mention that everyone would only get an 8th of their share of the pie and that is if there is anything left by the time they get to it. (ha ha ha!)

I did not look all week last week for a particular fabric I knew I had stashed somewhere only to give up and go buy something else and then find the fabric I was looking for today ON TOP of the pile I had looked in three times. That would be annoying if I had done that!

I did not totally tell everyone about Mckmama's amazing miracle baby and how God worked it all out for his glory. And, I would not recommend you go read it yourself and share with others.

I am not thinking of a million more things I did not do and could not probably go on, but instead go find someone much more funny than I here at Mckmama's

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tree Frog Giveaway

I have no idea whether I could actually get Boo Boo Princess to put this on, but maybe My Nator will want to play the lead in Lord of the Frogs some day and I will have to have a tree frog costume. Anyways, check out the awesome real frog quality of this adorable costume.

Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Boys




No Animals were harmed in the making of this blog post.

We don't "do" halloween in our family but at 15 min from the end of that frightful day I got spooked! I woke up to the confusing noise of cackles and squawks and a symphony un-peaceful sounds.

After waking my knight and shinning armor (don't think for one second I was going outside to check on that noise my self) we discovered the source of the chaos that was insuing in our hen house.Two of the hens managed to fly the coop and get out of harms way but one was stuck upstairs carrying on in a most unpleasent fashion. This little guy well...he played opossum, ignoring all of our attempts to gently coax him out of his corner. Finally a spear was fashioned and all it took was some (gentle) pokes with the sharp blade and the opossum (lets call him Frank) decided to be on his way.
What did we learn?
1. If you don't shut the chicken coop Frank will pay a visit with hopes of a tasty midnight snack.
2. Opossums really do play opossum, but Frank was not all that good at it.
3. When all else fails a suitable weapon can be made from a broom handle a large knife and tape.