September 24, 2009

Maybe it's me!

As I have been sharing my broken toe story I have come to realize that maybe it wasn't entirely Comcast's fault. I tend to get stupid injuries. I once sliced my finger with a knife while slicing butter. In my defense, the butter was right out of the fridge so it was very hard!

When Anthony was young, I was holding him while I was going down our wood stairs in the garage. I slipped and started going down. I wrapped both my arms around Anthony so he wouldn't get hurt. I landed full force on my hip and it required an x-ray. Luckily, I just bruised the joint area, but that one hurt!

When Anthony was 2 we were building with big cardboard blocks and we started jumping over them one at a time. Well, I didn't make it over one and rolled my ankle and had to wear a walking cast.

I have many more, but what is your most stupid injury?

September 23, 2009

It's Comcast's fault

I have been looking forward to the new season of NCIS, which started last night. We had community group so I made sure the DVR was set to record it. I checked it right before we left and the DVR said it was taping it. So, we went off to our community group. We had a great time getting to know the other couples.

TANGENT!! If you are not signed up for a community group, what are you waiting for?! Try setting your schedule around the community group. The investment is worth it. Not only will you benefit from it, your whole family will benefit as well. It is that important. At Rock Harbor our community groups are essential. We look at the Acts 2 model of the church. It says, starting in verse 46 "Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." How awesome is that!!!? TANGENT OVER!

So, back to the story. We got home and Anthony greeted me at the door with the look of bad news on his face. For some reason the DVR didn't record my show. I was extremely frustrated. This isn't the first time we have had problems with Comcast. Frustrating!!!! I got up off the coffee table and went to walk around the couch, which I have done hundreds of times without an incident, and my foot hit the edge of the couch and I broke my pinky toe. And I am not talking about stubbing my toe, I am talking about my toe being sideways! Ouchy!

Now, sadly, I will be stuck in a walking cast and not get to wear those beautiful shoes for awhile! Sadness!!! It is all Comcast's fault!!

September 22, 2009

I can't help it!

I found a really cute pair of shoes today. I am always on the lookout for shoes that are different and not your average looking pair of heels. So, these cute shoes called out to me and I answered them back. I have to give up my Starbucks for the rest of the month, but it is worth it! Once again I bought these at Zappos.com. I love Zappos!

Halloween

Halloween was subdued this year. Anthony has been home sick and he is a real leader in the excitement category.

Anthony stayed home but we went out with Parker and Tyler. The weather was nice, meaning no rain.

When the boys got home with their candy stashes they went through them and gave me some of it. I was so proud of them when they shared that since I didn't go trick or treating I needed some candy too, wait for it......and they don't like this kind anyway, so I can take it for them! It started out so sweet! They are sweet boys!

Parker went as Captain Rex from The Clone Wars. Tyler went as a jester.

September 16, 2009

Bunk beds no more

Parker and Tyler decided that they didn't want to have bunk beds anymore. It was more Tyler's complaint then Parker's. Tyler was on the top bunk and didn't like it up there. So, we brought his bed down and they don't have any room left at all! All of their stuff is now sitting out in the hallway where it awaits me finding them a new place to live. The twins got to pick out new bedding and they are enjoying a "new" room. I am excited that it will be easier to change the sheets now!





September 15, 2009

Gopher

We have many nicknames for Rolo our dog. Most of them are ones like Beast, Destructo Dog, Fiesty One, and Troublesome Pup. One of my favorite ones is Gopher. Rolo likes to wedge himself in between the couch and the ottoman. The tighter the fit the better. When he hears a sound he will stick his head up and all you can see is a head and no body. He looks like a gopher, hence the nickname gopher. Now, when we have food on the couch, gopher likes to sit and observe. He is just so darn cute!

I'm ready for my close-up

We had fun doing some close-ups! Their personalities shine through. Beautiful boys!














September 12, 2009

School has started

School has started and I am sad! I miss my boys. It is too quiet around the house now! They bring the house to life and without them the energy is almost gone. (The puppy helps keep things interesting though!)

I keep saying this but I still can't believe it, summer is over and it went by too quickly! Parker and Tyler started school last Tuesday. Unbelievably, and I keep saying this too, they are in the 4th grade now! They were both excited and nervous. Tyler has Miss Richards and he thinks she is so cool. He thinks this because her hair is two different colors! (I like it too and wish I could pull that off.) His first day went well and and he found his teacher to be very nice. (That was his biggest concern.) Parker has Mrs. Conrad. He felt a little less nervous because he already knew her. She was Anthony's 4th grade teacher and he also sees her at church.

Anthony didn't start until Wednesday so we took advantage of some time with him and went to lunch at his favorite restaurant, Macaroni Grill. It is nice to have one on one time with my boys. Anthony's first day went well. Not great, not horrible! I'll take that from my 7th grader.

So, we are off. We will see what this year brings us. I'm proud of my boys and I miss them greatly!

September 9, 2009

End of Summer tradition

Two weeks before school starts we begin to get the boys' sleep schedule back to school friendly hours. They start to go to bed early and get woken up early. (No more sleeping in until 1pm) Before that starts though, we have a tradition. The boys and I stay up "all night" and we make a movie. It is always fun and there is a lot of laughter. I do the filming and the boys play all the parts.

This year's theme was The Pink Panther. It was fun to watch the boys brainstorm ideas and come up with one script. My favorite part of this tradition is listening to them laugh. There is plenty of that at 2am! We make the movie on the video camera and then watch it. After that, we all get on the couch with our pillow and blankets and pop a professional movie in. We all fall asleep on the couch together. It is a perfect way to end the summer!

September 4, 2009

Communion

A few weeks ago we took communion at church. Most of the time we have had communion set up on the sides of the room so people can get up and take it as a family or as a group. It personally means more to me this way because it is an active act of remembrance and not just something that gets passed to you in your row. I enjoy getting to take it with my boys.

We did it different this week though. This time we served it. Brian and I stood on one side and Brian E. and his wife, Robin, stood on the other side. One of us held the basket full of bread and the other held a cup of grape juice to dip the bread in. When the bread was taken we said "this is Christ's body, broken for you." As they took the cup, we said, "this is Jesus' blood, given for you."

As the first person came up I started to become overcome with emotions. As I said my part - "this is Christ's body, broken for you" I could barely get it out and was holding back tears. I have been taking communion for many many years and I don't think I have ever grasped the enormity of it. It has been a self centered act before. I don't mean that in a negative way, just that it was something between me and God. As I told each person that Christ broke himself for them, I think I got to feel a part of the love God has for each of his people. I felt so blessed and honored to be a part of it. I fought back tears the entire time. (Although, at first I spoke it so softly that the first few people didn't hear me and looked at me with great confusion!) Christ died for you. What powerful words!