Me at 20.

I was reading a blog of someone I don’t know…this happens often.  I read my friend’s blogs and love, love keeping up with all the fun that they are having. In recent days I have stumbled upon some new blogs, and  I laugh out loud at their hilarious stories.  In the blog I was reading today a lady challenged us to write a letter to our 20 year old selves.  I thought I would take the challenge: Dear, sweet little selfish Kristy, Please take no offense to the greeting.  It’s me, YOU, writing to you.  Only YOU are 12 years down the road.  I can see so many things much more clearly than you.  Let me take the liberty to help you out some… 1- You need to call your mom AND dad more.  You have no idea all that they have done for you and are doing for you while you are away at college.  Call them more.  Talk to them about your life.  It’s good for you.  It’s good for them.  And your sisters, too.  They are FAMILY…think of others. 2- Guys are not as important as you think.  You do a lot of things for the attention of others.  While I am so glad you do have your quiet time and that you are journaling about all the Lord is teaching you, this guy-thing sort of sends you off the best path.  You’ll meet a handsome, godly […]

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Three in one day?

Yes.  Three entries in one day.  It is January.  It is cold. I have settled the fact that I cannot clean while they are awake and moving around.  It is too much trouble to get out with three kids in the cold, so I have chosen to stay home most of this week.  Josh has been busy lately.  I mean, […]

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I miss Mrs. Lee.

So Mrs. Lee was scheduled to come and clean today.  She asked if she could change it to this past Wednesday…well, no.  Wednesday afternoons would be a horrible time to get my house cleaned.  The kids HAVE to have a rest time on Wednesday, we HAVE to eat dinner by 5:00 because we HAVE to go to church on Wednesday night.  She won’t be here until Feb 13th.  Yikes.  My poor house.  I decided that I would clean today…I know HOW  to clean, and  I actually enjoy it when I am not interrupted or when a million things get undone while I am trying to do ONE thing.  So, I am reminded today that I really, really, really appreciate having a cleaning lady.  I know it won’t last forever, but for now I choose to enjoy it.  A lot. Now I am off to see what mess has been made while I have sat here typing this.  Then, I will head upstairs with the munchkins to try and tidy up there while they are “trapped” in the tub.  I use the word trapped quite loosely, as there are many days they escape and run their naked bodies all through the house.   Happy Cleaning.  And Happy Friday.

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“That’s not fair!”

Molly pooped on the potty, so all the kids got a popsicle to celebrate this BIG achievement (Yes, she is 3 1/2 …the pooping business is still quite the ordeal with her).  I started explaining to them that after this snack they were to go and play and leave me alone for a bit because their Daddy and I were having friends over for dinner.   Ruby: “Are we gonna have friends over?” Molly: “Do we get to eat?” Me: “Yes, you get to eat with us, but their kids aren’t coming with them, so you won’t have friends over.” Ruby: “MO-OM!  That is not fair!” Me: “Ruby, what are you talking about?”  (you have lost your mind, my little four year old…) A few seconds of silence…. Ruby:  “It’s like if I got a popsicle, but Molly didn’t.  That would not be fair.” Molly: “but I did get a popsicle, Ruby, I did!  SEE?!” Ruby: (trying to explain that it was an analogy) “I know, Molly, but IF you didn’t get one and I did, that wouldn’t be fair.” Molly: “but I DID, Ruby, I did get a popsicle.” Ruby just looked at me and went right back to her point—“It’s not fair that you get friends over and we don’t.”   I am such a mean mom.  It reminds me of the other day when we were coming home from Handwriting class.  Katherine was coming over to play, […]

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Several Random Thoughts

Bear with me, as this entry is quite random. We had our carpets cleaned by Tim from Luster Kleen.  He is the most passionate man I have ever met in regards to flooring in general.  He is one of three master certified something or ‘nothers….the man knows floors.  It truly is amazing.  Anyhow, he has white hair and a white […]

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I LOVE JOSH!

  Josh and I are celebrating 8 years of wedded bliss today!  Sometimes it feels like just yesterday we were newlyweds, foot loose and fancy free down in Florida where I enjoyed most days at Clearwater Beach while Josh worked.  🙂  Seriously, we loved our time down in FL to just get to know each other even more.  I roller […]

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