Thursday, January 28, 2010
For our birthday Rocker and I decided to go out to eat. Yay!! No cooking is a great gift for mom on her birthday. In the midst of a delicious steak dinner this disgusting and odd conversation came up. Let me set the stage...
Rocker & Shaggy quickly enter stage right after exiting the men's room. They rush to our table full of excitement chomping at the bit to tell us something profound. I am quietly enjoying my amazingly scrumptious steak.
Rocker: Mom, mom!!! Don't lick the blue toilet bowl cleaners in the toilets, they burn your tongue.
Me: Gasp!!!!!!! My mouth drops to floor with a crash and I am trying to fully understand what was just said.
Shaggy jumping on the toilet bowl licking bandwagon: Yeah, if you do it burns the top layer of your tongues skin off.
Now maybe other moms would just shrug it off as silly boy talk but this mama knows my sons all to well. My heart and stomach dropped as I thought "The only way they would know that is if they tried it!"
Me really loudly: YOU LICKED THE TOILET SANITIZING THINGY!
Rocker smiles and laughs: No our Nurse at school said some kid did and went to the ER. It burned the top his tongue off.
They both proceeded to tell me all the gory details until they realized I almost hurled my steak dinner back onto my plate.
Oh, my, goodness I almost had a heart attack. I honestly thought my two sons licked the toilet.
Uhhhgggg!!! I need therapy now. What possesses a young man to think and ponder such things? Yes I really thought they licked the toilet thingy.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Happy Birthday my prescious Birthday surprise!!! 10 years ago I had an amazing birthday gift by having Rocker on my birthday. I had no clue it was my birthday that day I went into labor. All I remember is after I finished pushing and the doctors put Rocker in my arms my Knight wispered "Happy Birthday Mommy". In my exhausion I smiled thinking it was his official birthday until my Knight leaned over and said "Today is Jan. 27th honey...it's your birthday!"
All the nurses and doctors were flabbergasted that I had no idea it was my birthday. Oh, how tired I was that day. Rocker made me work really hard on my birthday.
You are an amazing blessing to me and our family. We would be lost without you. I love you so much and am blessed to share my birthday with such a gift as you. You just didn't want me to ever celebrate alone. Growing up I had my twin brother, Uncle Brad, to celebrate with and now I get to celebrate with you. How blessed I am!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tomorrow I turn 33. I don't mind it as much as I thought I would. I thought my 30's would be difficult to accept but I am really enjoying this time of my life. Today while I was at work the team (the Founder, Director & Ministry Assistant) helped me celebrate my birthday with cake, cards and prayer. It was a beautiful moment for me. Their sincerity and love brought me such profound peace and joy. One thing that was mentioned was my age. They reminded me of how significant 33 is. The Founder of Teaching The Word Ministry, Brother Key as he likes to be referred to in emails, shared how he took his 33rd birthday as a year of identifying with Christ in his 33rd year. See Christ was crucified when he was 33. Leading up to that time though, it was a year of understanding His full purpose and destiny. He knew he would be united with His father through his death and resurrection.
In Jewish tradition a child, especially sons, were not referred to as sons until 30 years old. That was the age when a father stopped calling his son a child and now called him his son. It was the year that the father recognized the son's ability and responsibility to take charge of the fathers household. Hmmmmm...doesn't that remind you of a time in the Bible?! Jesus was estimated to be 30 when he entered his ministry. Many believe this because at the time of John baptizing Jesus, God spoke "This is My Son in whom I am well pleased." The Jewish people of that day would have recognized that as the Father giving the Son authority over the household. That would also confirm the age of 30. You could also not be recognized as a priest until you turned 30 as described in Leviticus.
So here I am pondering my age and wondering what will this year bring? I am excited and nervous about this new revelation. Christ did many great things at 33 but more importantly he died to himself for the purpose of redeeming creation. He laid down his life for his Father. What is it that I will be dieing to this year? How will the Father allow me to connect with Jesus at 33? I don't know what it will be but it will be interesting to look back next year and see what the Lord did. I also find it significant that Scott and I are celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary in two weeks. Wow!! Numbers, numbers, numbers. Nothing is a coincidence with God!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Shaggy's Film. He needs a little help with slowing the pace down but it still great. He had over 300+ pictures for his. I wonder how many it would take if he did slow it down some?
BTW this is all done with our little digital camera (no biggy at all), a tripod and our computer. If you have a PC and Windows there are quite a few tutorials on how to do this too. It's quite simple.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Each of the boys wanted a chance to develop and film their own Lego Stop Motion Animation. This is DK's video. I just assisted with the Computer end and some of the pictures. He came up with the story line and told me how to edit. It was fun. More to come....
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Nothing says I love you like a romantic evening with you husband. After a long week or long day at work you both can just kick back and enjoy one another. So here are the ingredients for our romantic evening we spent together last night. I thought with Valentines Day approaching you all might need some good tips.
- Choose a great romantic location - we chose our basement.
- Food is essential - 2 cups of coffee.
- Clothing can make a statement - Jeans & T-shirts, old stuff to be exact.
- Lighting helps the mood - dimly lit Energy Efficient bulbs.
- Gaze into one another eyes - we did.
- Do something romantic like watch a great movie, read poetry or kissing -we went right to business and skipped all that...we spent the evening fixing our washing machine.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Today we began working on dismantling the tree when in a flash my Knight began to show signs of a purging streak. He opened the downstairs closet and started to rummage through it, then came the trash bags. Look out here he comes. Maybe instead of the telephone booth analogy I should just liken it to the Incredible Hulks fierce transformation. Things get ripped up and torn out before you realize he is no longer your dashing Knight but the brute force of 10 maids and a moving company. To your amazement he is now the Purge-a-nator without the green complexion.
I have a deep love-hate relationship with this character. I know how wonderful it is to be in a clutter free home and how much I appreciate his amazing organizational skills but we are going to have to work on the timing thing. So needless to say we spent the day taking down the Christmas tree and decorations, cleaning, reorganizing the kids rooms, decluttering the dinner room and now he is out changing the oil in both cars. What A Man!!!! I did tell him he looks cute in his Carhart's.
Again if anyone needs to have the Purge-a-nator drop by this New Year let me know. I am sure he would work for food and maybe that way would give me an extra month or so before he strikes again at our home. He told me today it felt so good since it had been 5 months since our last purge. We need to keep it to every 6 months. The poor kids ran around the house hugging all their toys and things as he spouted out his favorite saying "If you haven't loved it or hugged it in 3 months it goes!" I made him quickly hug me and the boys. :-)Now to go take a nap!!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
What better way to celebrate my 33rd birthday this month with the discovery of gray hair. It's not freaking me out as much as a thought it would. Scott has had white hair showing up for the last two years and many of my friends already battle gray so I knew it was a matter of time. Well, I just take it as a sign of wisdom. I will color the those blessed signs of wisdom but they are signs of wisdom non-the-less and I only need to know I have them.
So off to make my signs of wisdom match the rest of my hair color!!! I am getting older aren't I?!