Thursday, June 24, 2010


It's been a month since I posted last.  Wow.  Life is just happening faster than I can type sometimes.

We don't have a child in our home yet.  Our adoption home study was completed and filed and we're on the list.  I just saw an email today about a 2 year old boy that's in need of a home.  Maybe soon.  I know God's timing is perfect and I'm perfectly content to wait at this point. 

We still have 2 puppies.  They are nearing 12 weeks old.  I don't want to have puppies in my house anymore.  I want them GONE.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy puppies, but not for this long.  I've got too much other stuff going on to be cleaning up after puppies and they need way more attention than I can give them right now.

We just got back from our family reunion.  We went to Grand Lake in Oklahoma and stayed from Sunday until Wednesday.  It was lovely to be able to sit, read, play cards, hang out with the fam, watch the kids play, and not have one bit of responsibility except to feed my family for 3 days.  I loved that I could sit and read all afternoon and not feel guilty about sitting and reading and not doing my domestic duties.  When I'm at home, I feel like I need to be doing something most of the time.  That I'm being lazy if I just take an hour or two to read.  Which is why I put off reading until I get into bed and usually fall asleep before I've gotten through 5 pages - hence the reason it takes a sweet forever for me to finish a book.  I love to read.  LOVE it.  But it's one of those things that I feel is a luxury and don't give myself permission to do very often.  Over the past few days, however, I've sat down to read whenever I got ready and it was lovely.  I also enjoyed catching up with Mike's dad and brothers that we don't get to see too often.  We enjoy their company and enjoying hanging out together.  Over all, it was a fun, relaxing time.  I didn't take one picture with my "good" camera, though, and very few from my phone.  Mike took a few of the kids fishing, but I don't have them yet.  One of our first vacations that I didn't get a lot of pics.  I'm ok with that, though.  I wanted to be lazy on my vacation and I accomplished that! :)

In case you've been under a rock, Eclipse is coming out next week.  Tanner and I are super excited about it!  We have plans to go opening day.  I can't wait to see it.  I'm sure I'll venture out to the theater on more than one occasion to view it while it's out.  It's only fair - you know, since I did see each of the previous movies at least 3 times in the theater.  As for other movies lately that I've loved, Letters to Juliet was wonderful!  I saw it twice and would go see it again.  I will own that one when it comes out on DVD.  Precious romantic movie.

I'm pretty excited about the 4th of July.  I get to sing on the praise team during our Summer Freedom Celebration!  I first got to sing at Christmas and then on Easter Sunday and now for the 4th!  I enjoy singing soooo much and feel incredibly blessed that I get to do this!  It's just so much stinkin' fun!!!

That's all for now.  I'm off to take my son to the potty for the 493rd time today.  Oh yeah, we're in the midst of potty training.  I HATE doing this!  HATE. IT.  If he weren't so darn cute....