Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's back to the library for me. I've not had any luck lately in getting on the internet at the house. Disappointing, since I have some pictures I'd like to post. Oh well.

We had an AWESOME, I repeat AWESOME weekend. It actually began Friday since we had no school. Adam, Luke and I went to Lexington to see the Kenney family. Sherry looked amazing but I know she's ready for little Max to make his appeareance. Carter is so cute you could eat him. He and Adam had fun playing Thomas and Lightning McQueen.

Friday night we went to Cracker Barrel and used a gift card. As you know we are watching what we eat. Buck and I got the spicy grilled catfish and it was yummy! Adam got his usual pancake and some okra on the side. Funny! After that we went out to the country club. We joined and so we had to look around and check things out. The pool looks great and has a diving board. Adam is pumped! I am ready for summer! Since we are trying to exercise we went to Easy Walker park and made a big lap before the sun went down. It's a really nice facility and we think that's where Adam will play t ball.

Saturday we went to Lexington again. We still can't believe how close it is! Bucky had to get stuff for Make Your Own Pizza Night at GCC and we also went to Target. Mom and Dad met us for lunch at TGI Fridays. That afternoon I took the boys outside for kickball and football. It was a gorgeous day and we sweated for sure! Luke is a great spectator and Callie was so cute to "watch out" for him. Bucky hit golf balls. My Sunday School class had a get together at Carrie and Jonathan's and we were there from 6:30 until half time of the game. This was a great way for us to make some friends. Lots of graduates from 1993 and on. :)

Sunday morning was a great day. I did my monologue. I was really pleased. We had to take the boys to first service but that worked out fine. A family in the church invited us to their house for lunch, we came home for a bit, and then it was time to head back to church for the pizza night and also some meetings. It was a long day and as a result we were all in bed at 9.

I just reread this entry and I can't believe all we did. Throw in washing bottles, doing laundry, and cleaning and it just about wears me out!

Friday, March 19, 2010

We've had a lovely week. Megan was here from Monday night to today when Bucky took her back to RC. There's something about Megan that makes up stay up way past our bedtime. We had LATE nights and early mornings but it was worth it. Can't wait to see her again!

Bucky is at the church reffing games and the boys and I went on a walk. Adam played outside some too. He loves it! He can be in the fenced in backyard and I can be in the kitchen and I can see him to make sure he's safe.

I am doing my first monologue at Gateway on Sunday. I am very excited! I'm portraying the woman at the well. This series is called Close Encounters and we've used a door on the stage to symbolize God "coming in" to people's lives. I will come out of that door complete with lights and fog. Pretty sweet!

More books I've read:
When Joy Came to Stay by Karen Kingsbury
Made in the U.S.A by Billie Letts

We are doing well on our diet. I had a huge headache today. I think my body is wondering where all the food has gone. :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

At this exact moment there is a man cleaning up poop, yes poop, in our basement. Yesterday Bucky mentioned that he thought the house stunk. I agreed and said I thought it always had some odor. Anyway, today when we came home from going out and about, there was a DEFINITE odor. Poop! Gag! Sure enough, a pipe had broken/come loose/something and the result was not good. Mike, the guy who does all the maintenance for this rental property, came by to assess the damange. He's back with parts, a pressure washer, and bleach. I must say it is humbling to think that someone is cleaning up your waste. I don't know how long this will take but I find it convenient that Bucky's gone to Lex. for WinterJam. :) Just kidding.

New things at Holt Avenue....besides the poop:
Adam currently loves showerbaths. That's a shower that turns into a bath. He takes one every night. It's strange to watch him basically fend for himself when it comes to the whole bathing routine.

Luke loves his baby food. He can put away two containers. He's a neat eater like Adam was. The only time I had trouble with a mess was when he was tired and he kept rubbing eyes and carrots on his face.

We looked at a house today. It's nice. It needs a little love (paint, etc. ) but I don't know if I want it. The master bedroom is small and the layout is different. Huge living room though and I like that. We'll see.

Bucky and I are going to begin dieting on Monday. I don't know what this means really but I guess we are just going to watch portions and calories. Summer is coming.

We are considering joining Mt. Sterling Country Club. They are running a deal for a pretty good price. It seems silly to think of this when we are trying to cut back, but if Bucky plays golf like he has in the past and if we swim in the summer it may better in the long run than nickel and diming it. I treasure the time we spent at Lakewood. There was nothing like taking Adam (and now Luke) out to the course after work and just enjoying time together. The verdict is still out on this issue.

We turned in Adam's paperwork so he can play t ball. He wants to know what team he is on. It's a league for 3-5 year olds. Last year when he played it was SO hot and I was prego with Luke. Hard to believe how fast time flies.

Callie is doing well. She's enjoyed some time outside. Bucky fixed the holes in the fence.

I guess that it's for us. I am caught up on laundry for the most part. Today I told Bucky that I dared anyone to dirty clothes today. :)


Saturday, March 6, 2010

What a Shot!

Some of you may have seen this on Karen's facebook page, but I had to post it here too. This is in the car when he was coming to Dry Ridge to meet us after the trip to Perfect North. Precious!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mental note: Don't every go two days without doing laundry EVER AGAIN! I have been up to my eyeballs in dirty clothes, clean clothes, and ski/tubing clothes to be put away. Thank goodness for a laundry room so I can close the door and pretend it's not there. However, I think I am on the home stretch and this is a good thing.

It's beautiful here and since I didn't sub I went on a walk. Good for the body. I've also been working on a monologue I'm doing in a couple of weeks and tidying up the house. I see a nap in my future.

I have a neat opportunity to speak at Gateway's Mother Daughter Friend Banquet on May 11th. I am just supposed to tell them "my story" and "be inspirational." I am looking forward to it. I love how God keeps giving me chances to speak at women's events. So fun!

Tonight is date night of course. I've got some chicken marinating and we'll have baked potatoes and broccoli casserole too. I can't wait. Date night will have to be moved to another night soon since Bucky is going to ref games on Tuesday and Thursday nights. He's excited about getting some exercise and making some extra money too. Always the provider.....

Happy Birthday to Sharon today. I love you, girl!

Also, I saw a neat thing on Facebook where this lady had read a devotional that said we are human BEINGS and not human DOINGS. On this note, I will now go and relax with my new library book. Life is good.

Also, Kim had posted what she'd read this year. Here's my (I think complete) list:
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
Even Now by Karen Kingsbury
Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Picture Perfect by Jodi Piccoult

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

When Adam was little I took all kinds of pictures of him sleeping. Here are some of Mr. Luke resting in his swing. Those eyelashes! Those hands! Good stuff!

We went to Perfect North on Sunday and had a ball. Here are some pictures. This is Adam with Will, an eigth grader. Fun kid!
Someone would pull Adam in the tube and he would totally relax. I can't imagine how exhausted he would have been if he hadn't been pulled.
He was all bundled up and didn't complain at all. He had one little episode when he got tired and all he said was, "I want to go home and get Luke."

This is Adam with Amanda. He loves her! When Adam is happy I am happy, and I think he's very happy here. I think his smile is priceless.

We had such a good time!