A word on husbands

Travis got on my nerves today. (He doesn’t know it, but he will now!)  Bear with me here, I think you’ll like the outcome. I won’t go into detail why I was a little put out with him. (Come on, ladies,  you know we’re all “put out” every now and then) Then, it came to me so strongly that there are many, many women out there who would love to have a husband at home for the evening sitting on the couch. (There, now you know what was getting on my nerves. 🙂 ) Many men are out at the bar tonight. I believe with all my heart that my husband would be one of those if it were not for God. There are many wives wondering when and if the daddy of their children is  coming home tonight. They have no idea where he is or where he has been. Then there are those husbands that never lift a finger and let the wife make a living for them while they become couch potatoes.

I made a concious effort to major on the good things today. My husband emptied and reloaded the dishwasher! When I came home from WOW, the kids were happy after spending the evening with daddy (even though they hadn’t had a bath and it was bed time).  He worked hard today. He remembers trash day — usually. He cooks some really yummy Italian food. He is a good listener.  Of course, there’s much more, but I won’t bore you. Most importantly, he loves God and leads us to Him.

We wives with God-fearing husbands have so much to be thankful for!



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For Julie


I’m not even going to try to catch you up on everything, but thought  I should at least drop a line or two and let you know I’m alive and well. Well, alive anyway. We’ve had our share of sickness around here. At the moment, I’m breathing through my mouth, but hey, I’m glad I have that option! 🙂

The girls are on spring break this week so it’s been nice to relax a little. We went to the zoo on Monday and to the Imax on Tue. It was fun just spending time together as a family with no interruptions.

The potty training is going great. Notice I said “potty”. We’ll leave it at that!

We’ve had a very busy month. We went to Bus and Outreach Convention, which was totally awesome. The next week, we went with our High School students to their state competition. I might add, that they did a fabulous job on their first year! Then, last week Travis was gone to GBS all week for classes. My good friend, Susanna and her kids came for a visit while he was away. It made the week go so much faster! We had a great time catching up in between all the noise and chatter of 7 kids! 🙂 That brings us to this week so we are breathing a big sigh and trying to catch our breath!

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying spring! Well, it’s ALMOST here anyway!

There, Julie. Did I say anything that you didn’t know? Hope you’re happy. 🙂


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So I spoke too soon!

Yes, we’re in a regression. Grr!!!


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Diaper Free!


If anybody hears me complaining about having to scrub my bathroom down everyday, slap me!


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I’m back . . .

 . . . if anyone is still checking. I think I must have ADD because one thing doesn’t keep my attention for long. (i.e. blogging) I really will try to do better. I got a camera for Christmas and am having trouble uploading pictures so that’s why I’m so frustrated with blogging! Anyway, I just wanted to share with you what Kendrick said today and then I’ll try to update in more detail later.

Our library has an awesome children’s department and is always having classes and story hour for the kids. I told Kendrick this morning that we would be going to the library today. A little later I overheard him talking to himself. “Pwaise the Lord. I don’t wanna go to chuwch, I wanna go to the libwawy.” I’m not sure he should’ve been praising the Lord about that, but  . . . .  it gave me a chuckle.


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Testing . . .

I’ve heard my blog is all messed up. I can’t figure out the problem. I’ve been trying to post something and it’s all messed up. Just checking to see if it’s fixed.

An update later . . . I promise.


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How’s that for a title? Here’s my monthly blog post!

I’m sure you all are just dying to hear what I’ve been up to since this blog has been silent. I’ll have to admit — I logged on here one day to delete my blog. Then I got sentimental and decided I at least need to print it all off before I delete it since I’m not very good at keeping a journal. Then, I thought someday when I get a camera, I might get interested again so I better just let it be. Until then, you’ll just have to put up with sporadic and picturless posts!

The girls had their Christmas program at school. Shaylee was the “Mom” and Alyssa was a “Doll”. It was such a cute musical and everyone did a great job.

I’m just about done with all of my shopping. Bad thing is, I’ve been “almost done” for a long time. I just need to make myself go finish. I mainly need a few stocking stuffers.

I had to work today. Julie worked with me, but we had to drive separately since she had an errand to run in Greenwood when we were done. My van is in the shop (being fixed after getting rear-ended) so I was privileged to take the little truck to work! Good thing the main roads were cleaned off because I found out what that truck does on ice! People’s driveways and a lot of the streets in the housing additions were a solid sheet of ice and I had no control over that truck! It was actually quite humorous! I was following Julie and she was cracking up at me. At one point, my wheels were turned all the way to one side and the truck was totally straight. I don’t know how many mailboxes and signs I almost hit! Thankfully, I would always get stopped just in time! I was soooo glad to get home today and I’m so thankful for my van. Oh yeah, I almost forgot the funniest part. There was a guy home at one of the houses I was cleaning and I had parked behind the garage where he was parked. When he had to leave, I had to move my truck, but it would barely move! I was spinning the tires like crazy. He tried to push me to no avail. He finally rode on my bumper while I pulled down the long driveway. It was hilarious! I know some things you just have to be there to think it’s funny, but I’ve been laughing all day about that! 🙂

We’re supposed to be getting another ice storm tonight. Yuck! I love snow, but ice scares me. The kids are so worried they won’t have school tomorrow. Don’t I have such precious kids? 😉 Actually, their Christmas party is scheduled for tomorrow and they will be so disappointed to miss that.

In other news, we just finished our small group series and are moving on to something different after the first of the year. We had a great group and want all of you to know how much we enjoyed it! I feel like we all got to know each other better and grew spiritually through this ministry.

Well, I must get off the chair and get something accomplished around here. After cleaning everyone else’s house, I don’t feel at all like cleaning mine, but, alas, my maid is off for the holidays!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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