Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
There was quite a spread for the Thanksgiving meal. Dana and June were laughing at me for taking a picture of the food. I told Dana I was going to put the pictures on my blog and she told me I need to get on Facebook. I just can't bring myself to do that.
We decided to go ahead and put up the tree today. It was too tall to fit in front of the window in the office. So being the traditional family that we are, John just cut it down. It fits nicely now.
John and I married in 1995. That is the year we bought our first personalized ornament. Since then we have bought a personalized ornament each year. When the kids were born we started buying a personalized ornament for them each year. It is a fun tradition. We have not yet bought this years ornaments. We will most likely order them this weekend.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Joshua did a good job and got his room and the family room picked up. I think he has a little more fear in him.
I feel like dirt right now, but the kids rooms are clean. Have I mentioned that sometimes being the mommy sucks.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The boys are diligently working on their homework.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Just in case you are wondering what the trees look like today. I took this picture early this afternoon. Our yard is covered with leaves. I can't believe the trees still have lots to lose. Right now it is pouring down rain. I hope it lets up before John gets home. We are having company for dinner tomorrow, so we have to go to the grocery store and get a ham to put on the smoker. I will spend the day tomorrow cleaning. It shouldn't be too bad. Luckily my wonderful husband cleaned some last night while I was having a girls night out with my prayer group. I am so blessed.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
In addition, John's job has been great. Before we moved he traveled every week. He would fly out on Monday and home on Friday. It was getting old, and he really wasn't happy with the job. I was tired of feeling like a single parent. The lay off was really a blessing in disguise. Now he is home before six most evenings. He rarely gets calls at night to deal with problems and he works with some great people. I never dreamed that God would send us to Mississippi, but I am thankful he did. We are blessed.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
John went to the church men's breakfast this morning. After that he went to the planning meeting so he didn't get home until close to noon. While he was gone I got the bathrooms cleaned and did some laundry. The kids dressed up in their ninja costumes and battled. Once John got home, he put the ribs and roast on the smoker. After that he and the kids went to Harbor Freight and got a submersible pump to use on the pool tarp.
As you can see we really need to get the water off the tarp.
While the pump was working John tried to clear some of the leaves off of the deck. It is sort of like sweeping things under the carpet only he is blowing leaves under the decking.
The boys spent some time trying to clear the leaves from the breezeway. They spent most of their time complaining about the wind blowing the leaves. Once they were finished with this project they played with the neighbors grandson who was visiting. They played football for a while and then they rode the golf cart. I think they had fun.We got to enjoy the ribs for dinner tonight. John cooked two slabs so we will have plenty left for lunch tomorrow. Since he also made pulled pork, I shouldn't have to cook for a few days. That sounds great to me.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I guess there is not much else to report in our world. John has a churchmen's breakfast in the morning. After that he has a planning meeting at church. Hopefully, it won't take too long. It is my intention to spend the morning doing some detailed cleaning. We will see how that plays out. I need to clean out the kids closets. I know they could both use some winter clothes, but I need to go through what they have to know for sure what they need. It is an exciting life.