Thursday, July 27, 2006


I hatelove how people look at you when you enter a store with many small children! I never can tell if they are looking at me with sympathy or adoration. Do they think I'm insane for having so many children, or do they think that I'm God's gift to children?!

I'm sure it's the latter:)

My DH took DS on a "guy" trip last night to a drum and bugle corps competition. So, since I was with one less child, I thought we would venture out. DS's birthday is coming up, so I told the three year old that we would go to the dollar store, and she could pick something out for him. I had the three month old in my Snugli carrier, the 21 month old in the basket, and the three year old walking happily by my side the whole time:)

All was well.

Really, it was. I don't know why all the stares. Could it be the 3yo singing "Dora the Explorer" at the top of her lungs? Seriously, every time we would stop to look at something, she would burst into song. "VAMANOS, LET'S GO!!! D-D-D-D-D-DORA...." It really was kinda cute, and she was HAPPY, so I let her go.

So, she's trying to pick out something for her brother's birthday. After this trip, she must think I have terrible taste in gifts, because EVERYTHING she picked up I had to say "No, I don't think so," or "No, he wouldn't like that."

What six year old boy wouldn't want pretty pink dress-up high heels for his birthday?

We finally settled on some plastic dinosaurs and turtles. The real challenge here was trying to find something that wouldn't fall apart in one day. You know how those dollar store toys are equivalent (if not worse) to happy meal toys! And the three year old got some new headbands. She loves headbands now, but the mortality rate of those in our house is high. The life cycle of headbands here, would rival that of a housefly. So for one dollar, she got a "happy" too!

We left the store without an incident and made it home. The three year old played with the dinosaurs for about 30 minutes. She was content, so I let her (I won't tell her brother that he's getting a used toy.) Not a single one broke, so we wrapped them up and hid them. The birthday isn't for five more days, so we'll see how long she can keep a secret. The guys got back at about 3 a.m. this morning, it's 8 a.m. right now and she hasn't squealed yet. So far, so good!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Getting to know me

A dear friend sent me this little quiz and so I thought I would post it here to give you a chance to get to know me a bit more. I know that you all were dying to know more about me! This sounds like a very self-centered post, and basically, yes, it is.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life
1. Checker at Wal-mart
2. Lifeguard
3. Hostess at El Chico
4. Surgical Tech. at an outpatient surgery center

B) Four movies I would watch over & over...and have (This was a hard one to answer since I usually fall asleep in movies. A better question would have been: "Name four movies that you have seen in it's entirety." The ones that I listed, I only put because I have seen them more than once. I'm also, adding as honorable mention The Sound of Music, and The Music Man.)
1. 8 Seconds
2. St. Elmo's Fire
3. Grease
4. A Christmas Story

C) Four places I have lived
1. White Hall, AR
2. Sheridan, AR
3. Guy, AR
4. Little Rock, AR

D) Four TV shows I love to watch (This was also difficult. I wouldn't necessarily say that I love to watch these shows with the exception of American Idol. The others, I like and try to catch them on occasion.)
1. Jeopardy
2. Without a Trace
3. American Idol
4. Martha

E) Four places I have been on vacation
1. Gulf Shores/Destin
2. Disney (as a child)
3. Skiing in Colorado & New Mexico
4. Wyoming (Old Faithful and the Grand Titans)

F) Websites I visit daily/bi-weekly (I could have put a lot more on this one. There are a lot of people's blogs that I visit regularly. These are just the ones that are usually updated when I check them. I also have to add mine to the list. I like to check the counter:) you'd think I'd update it more as often as I check it!)
1. Amy's Humble Musings
2. i am chief
3. life in' saw
4. Girl Talk

G) Four of my favorite foods
1. Cheese dip from Senor Tequila
2. Papa John's Pizza
3. Anything from P.F. Chang's
4. Hershey's kisses with almonds

H) Four places I would rather be right now
1. On a beach
2. In my bed sleeping
3. In a quiet cabin in the woods
4. Heaven

I) Four people I think will respond (A lot of people responded! Thanks to Rachel J., Summer, Phoebe, Amanda, Hannah J., Candy, Wendy, and Krista so far!)
1. Amanda (my sister)
2. Hannah J.
3. Kelsey (my niece)
4. Courtney

Okay, for the sake of newness, I am adding one more question to the list and you all can leave your answers in the comments. I am baring my soul to you on this one, so you all better be honest with me too!

J)What was your nickname as a child?
Skeeter-yes, skeeter. I played softball growing up, and my coach, who was also my pastor and my best friend's dad, gave me that name and it stuck until I was a teenager!

Although, after this post, my new nickname could be
The link miester!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My answer

I'm just posting my answer to DH's question here. Only because it became long enough to be a post :) and I had been thinking about blogging on Crunchy Cons anyway:

"it's funny that you should ask this question (What book would you recommend to the President?), because the book that i am reading right now is Crunchy Cons, and as i've been reading, i've thought many times "i wonder if the president has read this?" it's a very thought-provoking book. it's not bashing government, but makes some good points about the republican party and politics in general.

one thing that has stuck out to me is that we, who say we are conservative, will scream and cry when it's comes to pro-life, gay marriages, pornography, etc. but sit quietly when we see perfectly good houses and land bulldozed for big businesses and bigger houses. all this is done in the name of making and saving more money. aren't greed, envy, and covetousness sinful too?

this book needs to be read with some discernment, but it does have some good ideas. i'm coming away from it with the fact that we, as conservatives, need to really be conservative in all areas(put our religion and our life/business together), and be good stewards of what we have been blessed with- our families, homes, food, money, land, and community.

no, i'm not turning into a tree-hugger, but it does make me want to grow a garden. :)"

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A good question

My DH has put up a good question on his blog. Go check it out- I'm interested in reading your comments!