Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Evie is all about shoes these days.  She will bring us her shoes that are in the basket by our door and sit down and want us to put them on her feet.  Last week she even seemed to have an opinion about not wanting one pair she had and brought me her other pair to change to them before we left for church.  She also loves finding her sisters shoes and trying them on.  It is so cute :)
 Not sure about her crazy face other than it was bedtime and she was tired :)

Trying on "sissy's" boots!

We are looking forward to the next few days, having a break and hopefully some family time!  SK begged us yesterday to go ahead and get her pink Christmas tree out, so we did.  How can we resist such a cute sweet face :)  So we have her tree up and she was so excited.  Hope to get more pictures tomorrow or at some point this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I want to catch up the blog, but my thoughts are jumbled as to where to start.  Let's see.  Last week was miserable.  I will just leave it at saying that I despise the stomach bug.
We are half way through this week though and it is looking like a better week.  Evie didn't eat solid foods for about 8 days and is slowly starting to ease back into eating and less screaming at us.  And a little more sleep too.  We didn't get much of that last week.
SK was/is our lone survivor who didn't get the stomach bug.  Poor kid though.  She has gone to sleep the last 3 nights with the trash can (cleaned, I will add) in her bed because she is scared she feels like she might throw up.  One night Michael went in her room to take the trash can out of her bed after she had fallen asleep to find her face right in the can while sleep.  Kids are disgusting sometimes.  Or maybe more than sometimes...
Michael is 1/2 way through the 4 papers he had to do this week.  Whew.  So close to the end of the so ready.

What else...

*When the stomach bug hit our house at 4 a.m., I made homemade lysol at 5.  Our house was pretty stinking clean and that was nice :)

*Evie is starting to communicate more these days.  She says "thank you" (in her own little way, maybe not completely clear...) and "no".  She waves bye bye and signs "more" and "all done".  I had music playing yesterday and she was wiggling her little booty dancing.  It was pretty cute I must say.

I need coffee.  Can't think of anything else to blog about right now.

More to come hopefully next week or this weekend when we make it through the rest of this week and maybe I can think straight.

Friday, November 8, 2013

SO much in my head...

I have so much going on in my head right now I feel like I can't see straight.  Really.

I think I have said before on here that I am taking Marriage and Family Counseling this semester.  Whew.  Why did I wait till my last year to decide I wish I could at least have audited more counseling classes.  I am thankful at least to get this one in.  Dude.  It is rocking my world though.  What is hard right now too is that I can't find the time or brainpower to process what all is talked about in the class.  I will explain more later maybe...I can't even process what I want to share on the blog really.

Pray for me.  That I can process these things that are rolling around in my head.  That the Lord will use this to grow me and use it to further His kingdom.

So this last class, we had a speaker come from Firstlight here in St. Louis.  She spoke on the Trauma for spouses of men (which can also be said for the opposite as well) with sexual addiction issues.  The stats are crushing.

50% of Christian men say they are addicted to pornography.  (That is PRESENT tense...)

9 out of 10 boys are exposed to pornography before the age of 18.

75% of PASTORS say they are not accountable to anyone for their internet use.

67% of young men report that watching pornography is an acceptable way to express one's sexuality.

Maybe I am going to step on toes with this.  Do I care?  Maybe I need to.  There are more stats if you look on Covenant Eyes website.

What upsets me as I begin to process all that was talked about is that we don't address this in the church.  That is a generalized statement, I know, and there are some that are for sure.  But how many times do you see a woman come forward for help because she is suffering from PTSD due to her husband dealing with a sexual addiction.  Do women (and yes, I know it can go the other way as well...) feel safety somewhere within the church to find help, to get support and help.  Or do men feel safe to say that they are struggling with a sexual addiction, or a woman feel safe to say she struggles as well with the same.

Then you look at the statistics dealing with children.  That makes me want to go throw up really.  What really it needs to make me want to do is get on my face and cover my children in prayer over this issue. Maybe that is what the Lord ultimately wants to teach me in all of this.

Ack.  My head is spinning.  Lord, come quickly.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Trick or Treat!

We had a fun week last week :)  First we will start off with our annual "Charlie Brown" party that our neighbor upstairs always throws.  The kiddos got to decorate cookies then watch "Charlie Brown" with some popcorn.  SO many cute kiddos :)

Then came Halloween...First off we had a silly spider:

Then we had a "Jessie"...which was a last minute throw together.  SK was originally going to be "Ariel", but decided after getting new cowgirl boots for the fall/winter, she wanted to be a cowgirl.  That was easy enough to get an outfit put together for.  I had already bought her the red hairspray for fun, so we decided to still use it and call her Jessie :)
AND let me tell you..that red hair spray is strong smelling and SK's hair is slightly still pink...

Daddy with his 2 girls...

Since it was raining, we didn't get to do the annual parade, so instead we had a big group picture, or an attempt for a group pic, then let the kids run to each apt. collecting their candy...

Fun times!