Monday, February 23, 2009
We really enjoyed the beautiful weekend. There were only two instances that I nearly had heart failure. The first one was when our computer ended up getting a virus on it somehow. To make a looooooong story short, we took it to Stephen's cousin (who is like a computer genius) and had him look at it. He said there were actually several viruses on there so he took them all off and installed some new anti-virus protection and a bunch of other anti-somethings to help keep it from happening again. He had it fixed and ready to go Sunday afternoon so we were so grateful - thanks Ben! One day without my computer was pure torture........torture I tell you! No facebook, no emails, no blogging.......what is the world coming to? Just kidding.....
Moving on......the other thing that nearly gave me heart failure was the $13, 000 bill we got from Tomball Regional Hospital. That is where Leah had her arm surgery last month. And of course, I open this lovely piece of mail Saturday night when no business office is open for me to call and have it cleared up. I just kept telling myself it was a mistake. Well, I called first thing this morning and sure enough....it was an error! Huge sigh of relief! Yes, I was on the phone this morning
with the insurance company as I'm driving like the Mad Hatter to my house......I had to leave school during my planning time to go home and turn the alarm off so our precious cleaning lady, Margarita, could get in without setting it off! I forgot to remind Stephen that she was coming today so of course he set it this morning without thinking. In the words of sweet Margarita....Aye. Aye. Aye. No me gusta!
God bless her!
Oh, one more thing! Stephen and I are participating in this new Bible study through our church called The Relationship Principles of Jesus. It's a 6 week study written by Tom Holladay and Rick Warren (the same pastor who wrote The Purpose Drive Life). It's kind of the same thing except it focuses on all the relationships you have in your life (mostly with your spouse though). Last night was our first session. The weird thing is that the small group we are in is with all of our friends that moved with us from our old church to our new church. It is nice to have those connections already - it definitely makes it easier to open up and participate in the Bible study. We have a book to go along with the study and we're supposed to read one chapter a night. Stephen has already predicted that we are going to be the "bad students" and not do what we're supposed to, however, I'm determined to prove him wrong. I guess it would help if I got off the computer and went and read today's chapter. Luckily for me, the chapters are REALLY short. I'm more of a writer than a big chapter book reader. For example, I want to read Twilight, but fear I will never finish. I still need to borrow the book from you Amanda! Edward is calling.......
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I just had to post this video of the girls tonight after their "sugar-filled" day of valentine treats at school. Then, to top it all off, I made the mistake of letting them eat some pieces of candy (something they usually do not get to do very often) and they went beserk! The whole "sugar 'em up and send 'em home" teacher philosophy takes on a whole new meaning when you have school aged children in your own home. Beware of the sugar rush - the repercussions are dangerous!!!
Happy Valentine's Day (one day early). It seems as though it was today since we celebrated at school. It actually wasn't as wild as I thought it would be. Today was also the 100th day of school and I was able to get a quick picture of the girls as they trotted by this morning during the parade - I was so proud of them both! They did it!!!! We managed to get out the door and off to school this morning with minimal meltdown dramatics so that was pretty good. However, I still had my doubts that they would participate......especially Leah. Well, they did it with a smile!!!! Hold that thought.......Leah just walked in here and saw the pictures I'm posting and said, "Mommy, when you took that picture today, I was about to start crying because I was scared....... but I did it anyway." God bless her little heart!
100 year old Lauren - she was
actually walking hunched over
with the cane - loved it!
100 year old Leah
Tomorrow we're going to try to sleep in, enjoy a yummy breakfast together, and then all the girls are going to get their nails done as a special Valentine's treat! The boys are going to get the oil changed in the car. Hmmmm........I think the girl's outing will be more fun for sure!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I have had such a fun day today following a fun night out with the girls (Bunko night). I went and got my hair and nails done this morning and did a little shopping at Target. I somehow found myself over in the valentine candy aisle and couldn't seem to maneuver away! I had to buy valentines and treats for the girl's class at school plus my own students as well. Here are some pictures below of Lauren helping me put the treat bags together after I got home. We had a lot of fun doing it! Stephen took Leah with him to run another list of errands that needed to be done. We try to split the girls up like that when we can so that we can get some alone time with each one and they can get some time away from each other as well.
Last night before I left to do Bunko with the ladies, the girls asked if they could go outside and ride scooters with their friends. This is one of their favorite things in the world to do. I told them yes and I began to feed Logan. Next thing I know, I hear all this commotion in the backyard so I go to the window and look out and see half of Kaufman Elementary back there! They were having their own talent show or something like that so I tried to get a few pictures while Logan was eating in his highchair.
Evidently, our backyard is becoming the neighborhood hang-out, which is funny to me since my girls are so much younger than the rest of the kids on the street. However, they love to be around older kids and play very well with them. I don't mind it because I can monitor what is going on by keeping watch out the window.
Logan didn't like me going out there to take pictures so he was making these funny little faces and grunting at me when I came back in.
It seemed as if he was telling me he wanted to go outside too. So, after he finished making a mess (I mean...... eating), I took him out front and let him walk around. I was determined to capture him walking on video. It took several tries, but I finally got one. Isn't he so cute?
On a side note, Stephen was in Chicago this week on business and the office he was working at was only one or two blocks away from Harpo studios which is where the Oprah show is! I asked him if he went down to check it out and he said he would have if he had been there longer. He said it's just like an ordinary building.....it just has a ton of satellites on top of it. We had actually thought about going to Chicago next month for our anniversary and trying to get tickets to see her show, but then we started thinking that we might want to go to New York instead. Neither one of us has been to New York and we both would really like to go.