Thursday, November 20, 2014

Slept My Evening Away and Up at 2:00 a.m.

Do you ever have those evenings when you lay down to watch a little television and immediately fall asleep? 

Wednesday evening was just such an evening for me. I fell asleep just after dinner and woke at 12:30 a.m. 

Little Beckett is curled up between my arms as I write. If she isn't in my arms, she is curled up on her blanket in front of me.

Wednesday afternoon I had a dental appointment for filling replacement. It was a big job as the fillings were approximately 35 years old. Guess Mom and Dad got their monies worth on those! Anyway, my dentist Mike and his assistant Cheryl were amazing. There was absolutely Zero pain during the procedure . . . Mike does a great job with numbing! Cheryl took care of making sure nothing nasty when where it shouldn't and used the "sucker straw" really well, Plus all of the other things she took care of. Mike and Cheryl work very well together and I was very relaxed . . . o.k. I have to admit, I did put a little Lavender essential oil on my wrists before I headed off to the dental office. The procedure was over in less than an hour and I absolutely felt no pain until after dinner when the numb feeling began to fade away. Mike told me to expect to be a bit sore . . . and he was right. I was surprised though, my teeth and gums aren't sore, but where the numbing agent was administered (by needle) was quite sore. I guess keeping my mouth open wide during the procedure aided in that soreness. I am thrilled to say that I didn't use any over the counter pain medication! Instead I opted for essential oils - AromaTouch and Katelyn's Blend.  Anyway, all in all it wasn't bad and I am glad the fillings have been replaced and are all pretty white instead of ugly silver. 

The kids were awesome and let me sleep next to them on the couch while they were watching Duck Dynasty. I am thankful they are a bit older and don't need constant tending.

Here are a few pictures of Beckett - she was asleep until I moved a little and woke her.

I don't think she was amused!

Good night

Sunday, November 16, 2014


It is Sunday night 10:36 p.m. as I begin to write. The weekend was a pretty relaxing one for us, to which we are thankful.

We received our first snow and it lightly covered the rooftops. Cody thought he could go outside and make a snowball, but learned quickly that wasn't possible.

The boys were talking about Thanksgiving today. They are ultra excited about it this year. I know it is because the LOVE to eat! I can't believe how much they can put away! Growing boys I suppose. I do praise God they are healthy AND for my pantry!

Next week begins the craziness of the Holidays. I vow NOT to shop on Thanksgiving. I am of the opinion we should celebrate with our family and not pad the pocket of stores. I am also thinking of declaring Thanksgiving Day an Unplugged Day at our house - No electronics, No computers, No hand held type games, No television. I may end up with a revolt on my hands though. We shall see.

Stores and commercials are beginning to advertise for Christmas. 

Sainsbury's Official Christmas Ad is amazing . . . 

As we prepare ourselves, our families, our homes . . . we should also prepare our hearts. Listen to Matt Chandler . . . 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Have You Hugged a Duck Today?

If your home is like ours, the weeks have been running into one another. November is almost half over, Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away and then December.

I snapped a few photos with my iphone.

The boys could not resist the leaves!

New glasses for three of the boys.

No glasses required for this boy.

I caught this fella flossing his teeth! Yay!

Car Wash time again!

Photo bombed by Cameron!

I can hardly tell Christmas is next month. Look at all of this mail!!! After going through it, I actually had two catalogs to look at and a few envelopes to open. Sheesh!

Katelyn and Twizzler . . . Have you hugged a duck today? If you haven't you should!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Essential Teaching Lesson - Stinky

I will never ever understand the inner workings of boy brains. God indeed made little boys unlike any other creature on this earth. I always remark . . . God laughed when He gave us boys. 

This past week has been disgusting another teaching experience for my two oldest sons. A mom's job is never done.

This is what they learned are supposed to have learned:

1. God placed the knowledge in man to make soap.
2. Soap is a necessity.
3. Showers/baths involve soap.
4. When you are in the shower or bath:
  • Hold the washcloth in one hand and bath soap in the other. 
  • Pour the soap into the washcloth. 
  • Wash entire body, including all stinky parts twice!
  • Stinky parts include but are not limited to: arm pits, butt cracks, butts and private area.
5. Hair must always be washed with shampoo.
6. Shampoo is a staple item in the shower and can be used in the bathtub for shampooing hair too.
7. Pick the shampoo up in one hand and squirt some in your other hand.
8. Apply shampoo to the hair - all over the entire hair area.
9. Scrub hair and scalp.
10. Rinse hair well.
11. Rinse remainder of body.
12. Shut the water off.
13. Use a towel - we actually provide them for your convenience.
14. Dry body and hair well.
15. Go to the cabinet and get the deodorant (remember, I purchased you your very own). 
16. Take the cap off of the deodorant.
17. Roll the deodorant up so it comes out the top of the bottle.
18. Apply the deodorant to the armpit area thoroughly.
19. Take the comb out of the bathroom drawer.
20. Comb hair
21. Get dressed in CLEAN clothes. 
22. Take your toothbrush out of the bathroom drawer.
23. Take the toothpaste out of the bathroom drawer.
24. Rinse the toothbrush.
25. Put toothpaste on the toothbrush. No, a dot is not effective! Squeeze the toothpaste on the toothbrush from one end of the brush to the other.
26. Brush ALL of your teeth - two minutes is the goal.
27. Rinse your mouth.
28. Rinse the sink and wipe it out with the towel.
29. Tidy the bathroom.
30. Take all dirty clothes, towel and washcloth to the laundry room.
31. Drop all dirty clothes, towel and washcloth in the laundry hamper basket.

Don't worry about remembering this list by heart. I will put a copy in the bathroom for your convenience.

While I have you in front of me, there are a few more things I want to mention.
  • Always wipe your bottom after you poop.
  • Always flush the toilet.
  • Always wash your hands with SOAP.
  • Always dry your hands on the towel provided. It is hanging on the towel ring on the wall.
  • Always use the courtesy spray when you are finished.
  • Always put the courtesy spray away.
If you sprinkle when you tinkle . . . Make sure to wipe the seat. The females in the house will thank you. 

Lastly, it is extremely impolite to pass gas in front of someone. It is especially impolite to pass gas, leave the room and then laugh about it.

Don't misunderstand, I know it is normal for a boy to smell weird ~ You run, wrestle, climb, roll around, play in the dirt, etc. However, stinky is not acceptable after bath time.

Know I love you and remember I am NOT being unreasonable or weird. Moms teach you how to take care of yourself and that kind of teaching will definitely be appreciated by those around you. In the future, your wife will be thankful that you learned the above while you were still a child.



Friday, October 31, 2014

Why My Sons?

Bedtime tonight passed several hours ago . . . Why is it, my two middle sons, that you insist on making bedtime whenever you want it?

Why is it when I extend your bedtime by one half hour, because I let you enjoy a movie to the end, you decide it is wrestle time on your beds?

Why is it when your names are called one of you comes down the stairs to blame everything on the other? 

Why is it that you tried to go to bed without taking a bath and putting on your pj's?

I am beginning to think you prefer to be a night owl like mama. Hmmm, I really don't think you want to keep my hours my boys, however if you insist, I may just let you try it. 

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