Kalimantan who?

So I know very well that I have not been keeping up with the blog.  I have been a bit distracted in my thought life and just where we are in life right now.  Nothing bad, just new and different.  Some have asked if we are moving again…Lord-willing, yes.  Our new house is on the market.  It would take a lot of time to explain how all of this came to be and maybe I will type it all out one day on the blog, but for now I will just say that the Lord is most definitely leading Josh and our family in a new direction.  I am excited about it…though I don’t really know exactly what I am excited about.  🙂 Anyway, on to a funny story.  Josh got this book called OPERATION WORLD that is put out by Operation Mobilization and has lots and lots of countries…maybe all the countries in the world…in it.  It tells about the country and its faith, population, etc, etc.  We have been using it as a guide to pray for the nations.  On the day we started, we read about Kalimantan, Indonesia.  At the end we were praying and Mack really wanted to pray.  He said, “Dear God, thank you for…what’s that name again?…”  Josh said, “Kalimantan.”  Mack said, “WHAT?!,” as if he hadn’t ever heard that word before in his life.  Then, he tried to pray again and stopped mid-sentence […]

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Ruby and Me

Today Ruby and I took a few hours to go out and run some errands together.  She had mentioned wanting to be by herself with me, so we took advantage of doing that today.  We went to Target and roamed around.  It was fun to stop at the things that interested her the most.  We found a JESSE cowgirl doll that she just had to have.  She talked to that doll all throughout the store and in and out of the car the rest of the day.  I am glad she decided to leave her in the car while we ate Mexican or I may not have gotten to talk to Ruby!  We enjoyed cheese dip and chips; it seemed that this restaurant had a bigger bowl of cheese OR it could have been that all the other family members that love cheese dip even more than we do were not there!  We also ran into the Dollar Store and the grocery store for a few things as we get ready for VBS next week.  It was really a fun day!  Ruby said, “This is the greatest day ever!!!”  How sweet!  I plan to take Molly by herself next to get our nails done together or something.   I think she would really like that.  Josh took Molly and Mack to the playground and to The Varsity.  Fun was had by all today. It’s amazing how hard you have to […]

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Father’s Day

This past weekend I went over to Augusta for a quick trip to see my dad and to celebrate Kaybeth’s 3rd birthday.  It was fun!  The kids totally loved the water slide at the birthday party.  I forgot my camera, so I don’t have any pictures.  😦  I did snap some pictures of the kids giving Josh his Father’s Day […]

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Little House…

We are enjoying the Summer.  We had been spending many days in the sprinkler and in the woods until this “heat wave.”  We were out Monday morning at 8:30, but the kids were “tooooo HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” so we opted for some games and a movie inside.  I was perfectly fine with that! Here are some shots from our time in the […]

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Funny girl

Molly was sitting in the back seat yesterday pretending to be talking on the phone…she is really good at it, too!  Here is what I heard her say: “I am just out of commission right now.” Pause. “No, you don’ t have to come.  I will be alright.” Pause. “Yeah, I am sure.” Out of commission???  Where did she hear this?  It wasn’t me, I promise.  That girl is hilarious.

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Mack got a hair cut

Mack got a hair cut just a bit ago.  He didn’t want to go in “that girl one.”  See, we went to Great Clips, which is where the girls got their hair cut last month.  Mack usually goes with Josh to the barber up the street.  He was not happy that I was taking him to “that girl one.”  Thankfully, there were several other little boys in there getting their hair cut.  It helped him–that and the huge bowl of dum-dums. On the way home in the car I said, “Mack, you look so cute with your new hair cut.  I really like it.” “Sanks, Mom,” Mack said. “Girls, do you have anything to say to Mack?” I asked, trying to encourage them to be sweet. Ruby said, “Mack, I sure do like your hair cut!” “Sanks, Ruby.” There was a pause.  Molly wasn’t saying anything even though Mack had turned his head in her direction. Then, he said, “Molly, is there something you wanna say to me?” It was so funny!  He was set on having her compliment his new hair-do.  She reluctantly said she liked it.  That stinker! Family pictures are tomorrow.  Say a prayer for us!  These times stress me out.  I don’t know why, really.  It’s just a picture.  Right?  Just a picture.

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Mack

Mack goes through phases of saying crazy things.  For the longest time he would call people “Mr. Uncle-head.”  I have no idea what that means.  It would vary and come out as, “Mr. Uncle-Pooky-head” or “Uncle-head, booty.” We’ve  switched gears and everything is “belly-button.”  “You are a belly-button crazy head.”  ?! Last night Josh got the ultimate insult when Mack said, “You are a girl belly button.”  Wow.  It doesn’t get much worse than that, huh? Crazy boy.

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