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Sunday, September 7, 2014

11 Ways We Turned Our Family Fun Day Into The Apocalypse

the photoshoot in which Jada would not stop teasing Leila
This probably won't sound intense, but it sure felt like it.

In that moment on that day (Saturday) when anticipation filled the air.
Anticipation for what you may ask? Family Fun Day of course.

I will admit it. I set my hopes high. I think we all do when it comes to Family Fun Day. We have some sort of delusion of grandeur that everyone will be as well behaved and anticipate this day as much as we do as a parent.

But if you have a truck full of kids like I do...(or if you have a toddler who is very particular like my friend, Lisa, does) you start to ask yourself 'why do I bother?' Because Family Fun Day just isn't very fun when you the fun is sucked out by the kids who should be having the fun. Let me clarify. Sometimes the kids actually ARE having fun as they antagonize and instigate. But Family Fun Day for us this past weekend ended in a near melt down.
I wanted to take the family to celebrate our heritage and culture, so we started getting ready for Indian Summer Festival!
It started bad and just got worse. I should have known.

1) Leila's comb-over. I tried to fix Leila's hair in french braids. She has a huge clump of knotted up hair that she will NOT let me brush through, so for a week now I have been brushing 'over' it in order to hide said clump. This wouldn't work with french braids. A lot more hair separating is needed. SO I get lots of wiggling, yelling and crying instead. We ended up with regular braids brushed over clump (as shown above). This is how our day began.

2) Photoshoot gone awry. So the braids were necessary for my little native girls. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen I was pretty excited to go. So I got the girls all braided up, clump comb-over and I wanted to take some pictures. The better portion of them were of Jada pretending to be picking her nose and wiping it on Leila and Leila was getting mad (as shown above). And there was a lot of me saying "JADA! KNOCK IT OFF!"

3) Leila wants chocolate milk. We are driving away from the house and she starts yelling and crying that she is going to puke if she doesn't get chocolate milk. I tell her I am not stopping for chocolate milk and whining and crying is not the way to get her way. She keeps whining in hopes I will make a stop for her. I didn't, obviously.

4) We got lost. How on earth we could get lost in a city we have lived in our whole lives pretty much, I will never get. But we still manage to do it. A trip that should have taken about 12 minutes ended up taking about 30. And the last 20 of those minutes was spent in a 2 mile radius trying to find a parking lot.

5) We got there late. We left later than planned. We drove longer than planned. We parked farther away than planned so we had to walk longer to the main entrance than planned. Everything just takes longer with kids. A lot longer. You would think I would know that by now and plan better. But as much as I plan better, I never plan for kid fights and last minute announcements of "I NEED chocolate milk or I will puke" as we are driving away. And when we finally reached the gate, there was a line that was way longer than I expected.


proof that we actually did make it to Indian Summer for the 25 minutes I claimed

6) There were 'bees.' Bees are not a friend of our family. Really they are wasps, but you get the point. My oldest child is terrified of bees. He runs (like Phoebe on Friends) and he screams. Well, if there are a lot of bees, there is a lot of screaming and running. He knows people are watching. He doesn't care. He panics and cries. I feel really bad for him, I do. I seriously have no clue what to do to help him.  He never enjoys anything outdoors in the summer, which means neither do we. But the whole 25 minutes we were at the festival, he didn't stop screaming and running. Yes, I said 25 minutes. That is how long we lasted.

7) Jada wanted to take a nap. First let me say, Jada is 9. She isn't 2. We finally get to the festival late. Wesley is crying. Leila has  matted comb-over hair and a booger on her arm from Jada. Jeff and I are irritable from the extra long drive and getting lost. We hadn't even made it to the pow-wow yet and Jada starts crying and whining (oh that whining) because she has now decided she wants to go home and lay down and take a nap. Her words, not mine.  I told her to lay on a bench and she said 'No. People put their butts on there.' Okay, I can understand that so I told her to lay on the ground with Wyatt's blanket. But that wasn't acceptable either. Home was the only place she wanted to be.

8) War breaks out. At this point, Jeff had finally decided that he would take Wesley to a safe haven (a place free of bees) and come back later and pick me up. The panic Wes was dealing with was more than it was worth to try to push through it, for any of us. So we decided we would swallow the $19 we paid for Jeff's ticket and parking so he could get Wesley to safety. The girls both decided they wanted to go with Daddy. I had a feeling that was a bad idea, but hey, it meant I could get a break. Just me and the baby. Not really. Within 2 minutes I saw them all walking towards me and Jada was crying and Jeff was ticked because the kids were already fighting with each other.

9) We give up. 25 minutes into the gates of Indian Summer and I hadn't even met up with my family yet who was saving us a spot, but we couldn't deal anymore. The entire day thus far was a bust and I couldn't see it getting any better. I prayed for strength. Seriously, I did. I breathed the heaviest breath ever along with a loud sigh and said "Lord, give me strength to do this."

10) The kids are 'sorry.' Wesley and Jada are both crying now because they don't want me to be sad. Of course I was upset. They were whiny and misbehaving and we had to end up leaving because of it. And Leila was now crying as well, but because she wanted to stay. So now $33 is wasted instead of just $19.  I made sure Wes knew with his repeated "I'm sorry mommy" that it was not his phobia that got him in trouble, but it was the fighting with Jada. Although the phobia is stressful for us, of course he can't help it. I am trying so hard to get him to understand the screaming has to stop though. He holds it back just fine in front of his friends when he sees a wasp. He just runs away like any other person, so I know he can do it. But for some reason, when it's just him and us (and the general public) he has no problems with making a scene.

after we left the festival and before the apocalypse we stopped to stare at water?


11) The Apocalypse. Or what felt like it anyways. So on our way home, the kids are told to not speak to one another. Not a peep. You know how that goes. Jeff and I decided to treat ourselves to WINGSTOP-(because that makes everything better.)  And we have to stop at Target and grab some easy quick food and drinks for the kids. As soon as we walk into our house, it's like everything that can be shaken is shaken.

It's that moment when you have a million bags, cameras, diaper bags, purses, the baby seat and your food of course and you are trying to bring it all in. The baby is crying and wants me to feed him. I have to go to the bathroom. The dog needs to be let out. Leila is crying about chocolate milk (again). Jada is asking for cookies before dinner and complaining about what dinner is and teasing Leila. Wes has calmed down but is talking a lot and digging in the fridge for the 'pre-dinner food' that he always seems to need. Everything is going on and no one is calming down, and we can't even hear ourselves think. We told the kids to go upstairs to their rooms, (both because of the fighting and because 'Jada needed to lay down and take a nap') and we told them 3 or 4 times with no response. They acted like we didn't even say anything. And that was it. The apocalypse happened.
I almost felt bad for Wesley because he was just talking at this point, but it happened to be when everyone else was doing everything else, so he probably couldn't even hear us tell them to get upstairs. But enough was enough.

I told a friend of mine that I felt like my hopes and dreams for a perfect family fun day were shattered. I was joking of course but it was one of the top 3 most chaotic days out with my family. Sometimes, I seriously don't know why I try. Ever feel like that?. My kids are much happier and well behaved at home...plus we save money. It's just more work than it's worth. I'm learning little by little to plan better.

What goes wrong this time, I will try to remember next time... if there is a next time.
Depends how brave I am.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kids and Conversation~Leila's thoughts on God


 I've mentioned this before several times, but one of the wonderful things about having kids 
is the brilliant things they say. I wonder how their little minds come up with such creative 
thoughts and I challenge any parent to start keeping record of things your child says, if you 
don't already. You won't regret it and will love looking back and laughing and you read what
 your child thought and said out loud!
Here are a couple of Leila's adorable quotes about her thoughts on God that 
she said to me in the past week!

"Mommy, How come God got a lot of eyes? 
He gots two eyes, but he can see everything."

"Mommy, I think the cats purring. Because I felt her belly and it was krinkly. And I think 
that means she has God in her heart cuz some cats have God in their heart."

"Mom, God does everything. He does morning and 
night night time and rain and flowers.
Satan just fights. That's what I think about it."


I loved the "that's what I think about it" she threw in at the end.
Obviously I am bias, but she is pretty darn cute.





Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Simplicity of A Child



The simplicity of a childhood is something most of us wish we could get back.
Before life got bigger than going to the park and hiding from monsters,
learning to ride a bike and then falling off.

Life was just life. And we didn't even know it.
We didn't know it would ever get hard.
We didn't know we would ever look for 'meaning' or 'more.'

And when we prayed, we didn't pray for terrorism to stay far away from us.
We didn't pray for a better job so we could take care of our family.
Instead, when we prayed, it was simple. 
Our faith was big wrapped up in simple words.

Last night before bed, my daughters each had a turn to pray.

Jada prayed this,
Dear Jesus. Thank you.for this day. Please help me dream about suns with happy faces 
and flowers with happy faces and all the pets in the world. In Jesus Name. 
Amen. 

Leila prayed this,
Please help me dream about hippos and rainbows and butterflies. I don't want to dream about 
deer or Satan. I just want to dream about dogs and cats and people and houses and God. 
Amen.

Jada and I got a good laugh about Leila's prayer...deer and Satan...
hippos and rainbows...
I wish I could think more like her.
Life would be so fun. 



But to be honest, I think I might be a little creeped out dreaming about
suns and flowers with happy faces... 
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Friday, September 13, 2013

An 8 Year Old & The Bible

 
Last night Jada asked me to read her a book and ended up bringing me a kids Bible Trivia book her Grandma had given us. This by far was one of the best decisions I've made all week, because I can't stop laughing at her answers. If you know anything about the Bible at all, you will love me for this....
 

Q: When Jesus visited Peters house, a woman was sick w a fever. Who was this woman.
A: I know her name. It was Sally. I mean Sinner.

Q:This baby made a crying face. A princess found the baby in a basket floating on the river Nile. 
Who is the baby?
A: Moseph?

Q: This man & woman are very old, but they are happy and holding a baby. It's not their grandson or great grandson, its their son Isaac. Who is this man and woman? It starts with an S & A.
A: Sacrifice & Animal

Q: It's a place where a boy is about 12 years old is teaching older men who are like teachers. A man & woman come in concerned and say "Jesus, we've been looking for you."
 What is this place?
A: Um, a cinnamon? Thats what my teacher said.

And this is coming from a preacher's granddaughter & a christian school student.
Looks like we need to brush her up on her Bible Trivia a little bit more at home.
I will say, I'm gonna make good use of this book though, pretty much for my own entertainment.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This Actually Happened...To Me!

You know that girl who split her pants? At Disney World? This week?
Sure you do...
And this is not a metaphor for something deeper.
Nor is it a tiny split. This is the real deal, people.


What the heck? Right? They were like the baggiest pair of shorts I've worn in years.
I'm in Florida today. At Disney World. 
Monday, I'm sitting down on a curb, while holding my sleeping daughter and I felt it happen.
Granted the angle at which the lower half of my body made its way down probably wasn't
my cutest move ever. But there was no need for complete humiliation. No, not like this.
Nevertheless, it happened. To me. I'm pretty sure it was Gods way of telling me to start my 
50 Shades of Stupid series again.
 Luckily it was beautiful out and I was able to use my sweatshirt to 
tie around my waist and cover it up. And luckily it happened right before we left the park.

Meh whatevs. I got myself a new skirt out of it.
And now we can call Monday... a success.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Incognito


I love writing down conversations with and between my kids that I find funny. Actually I
always facebook status them. So I probably at some point should go back and write them down.
 Because pretty soon, facebook will probably be charging me to log in or review my timeline history
or something crazy. To be honest, I'm getting a little weirded out at the access and rights some of
these social networks are gaining lately. Go figure and I have a public blog. Haha.

Anyways, LOVED this one Jeff had with Leila the other day right after he finally bought new 
glasses after 8 years and we were driving home.

Jeff: Nobody will recognize me with my new glasses. I will be going incognito.
Leila: NOOOOOO! I don't want to go to cognito. I want to go home!!!

It was so whiney and so cute.. 


Monday, December 10, 2012

I Gave Myself A Black Eye: 50 Shades Of Stupid 6


Yes, it's true. I did this to myself.
But at least I got a sassy picture out of it in a dirty mirror.
This happened summer of 2011. I was at church. Yep.
And my brother at that time was the official "cleaner" of said church.
But he was on the road with his band, so my mom asked me if I wanted to
take on the responsibility for a few weeks and I did.
So I'm vacuuming. Who would think that you could give yourself a black eye
while vacuuming a church? 
According to the Fire Department there are certain double doors that are to 
remain open at all times, and certain one that are to remained closed at all times. 
Ahhhh, the technical side of the ministry.
So what happened was, on the back of one set of doors there was a metal chain 
with a magnet attached to the end of it. The magnet was about he size of a hockey puck.
The chain linked the door to the wall, so that people would not close the door,
thank you Mr. Fireman.
Yes, there is a sign. But I'm the Pastors daughter, I don't pay attention to signs.
Psssshhhh...

So, I'm working hard...um...for the Lord, vacuuming and naturally, I want to clean thoroughly,
even behind the doors, the ones with magnets and chains attached.
Despite the sign (because I wasn't paying attention), I yanked on the door and the 
2 foot chain with the hockey puck sized magnet whipped around the door and wacked me
right above my eye. Blood gushing, I ran upstairs and by the time I got up there
I had a giant lump already.
Needless to say within the day, I had one very purple eye.
Lucky for me I wear purple shadow and nobody even noticed once the lump went down.
So that wasn't so much embarrassing as it was just stupidity on my part...
Has anyone else every seriously injured themselves due to negligence?


50 Shades: HOLIDAY EDITION
 And here is a little Holiday Stupidity for ya...
So at my church, I volunteer a lot of time making flyers, web banners, hanging banners...
all that kind of stuff.
The thing is that I do that all at home on my computer, which of course I also do my blogging.
And if you are anything like me, you know that you need "QUIET" to concentrate.
If my kids are talking to me, crawling up my back, asking me for food, etc while I am
trying to get computer work done, I simply quit. It doesn't work well for me.
I need peace in order to concentrate.
Unfortunately a lot of times when I am asked to make something and send it out to be printed,
it is sort of on the rush, therefore kids crawling or not, it has to be done by tonight.
So this past monday, I made up some tickets for our Christmas Program at church,
sent them out to have 1000 printed, got a call from the printing company saying the dpi was
too low, so I fixed them, double checked the back of the ticket with all the info on it
to make sure everything was correct and sent it back to them again!
Yep, looks good! I just missed one MAJOR thing...
Can you find the mistake?
The really dumb thing is that the basic jist of this ticket has been up on our church website for
a few weeks and neither I nor anyone else caught the screw up, of course until after I
had 1000 of these babys printed out and sent to us.
You have no idea how stupid I felt. Especially when the mistake was noticed by our church secretary the night before, so they decided NOT to hand the tickets out, then at the last minute before service ended, my sister got up and said to the congregation as she looked on ONE side of the ticket "I guess they thought there was a mistake, but there isn't any mistake, so lets hand out those tickets to people."
Of course I ran up to the front,and was like "YES, there IS a mistake! LOOK!!!"
Needless to say, they handed them out anyways, as Christmas is approaching quickly!
After the service a friend came up to me and was like "They should always check with you before
they print anything out."
Um...yeah, except when it's me who made them and had them printed out!
You are welcome, city of Milwaukee.

Weird that both of my stories are "church" stories today.... hmmmmm...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Momma's Boy


Dear Wesley,
I am absolutely 100% totally in love with you, my first born.
I cannot believe you are 9 years old this week. Stop growing so fast. Please.
I can't even believe I am about to say this, but in a few years you will be a teenager!!!
Time is going by way too quickly.


I tell you this all the time, but you are so special to me.
The day you were born, I could not wait to hold you. Finally we had our baby in our arms.
Not only are you special because you are our first baby, but we wanted a baby so 
badly and when you came, and we had a hard time, so you were God's special gift to us.
You have so much love in your heart for people. And you sure do seem like you love
Mommy so so much. I love the way you tell me I'm the best mom in the world (but Mary is too.)
Or when you tell me God gave you such a good mommy, then you give me a snuggle or a kiss.


Our hugs and our snuggle times are so precious to me. I love when we laugh together
about something super funny that one of us did. I love when you read mommy's blog
and start cracking up so hard you can hardly breathe. It makes me smile that you think
what I write about you guys is so funny. I loved our conversation the other day.
Wesley: How much is orange chicken?
Me: Um....o-r-a-n-g-e.
Wesley: What in the world?
Or when we practice your spelling bee words or memory verse and you are flipping
and bouncing all over the bedroom. You make me so happy.
We have so much fun together, don't we? I love how you beg for family movie night or
family game night so that you can hang out with mommy or daddy.


Wes, you will always always always be my little buddy no matter how much bigger than
me you get. I am so proud of you each day you come home from school with 5 out of 5
stars! I am so proud of how hard you work when you do your book reports. I know you don't
like it when I say this, but you are so smart and I want to see you continue to use that gift
and do well in school and in life. I want to see you branch out and try out for school & church plays because I know you memorize things well and aren't afraid of the stage!
Don't get lazy like mommy did in school. Work hard.

One more thing I want to tell you, Wes...

Wesley Pie, Wesley Pie I love you...yes I do!

Happy Birthday to my big 9 year old!


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Last week we had 73 link-ups! Please help spread the word so the Mixer keeps on growing!

If you haven't noticed, one of our favorite things to do is to share stories about motherhood and our littles. One of our favorite things about sharing these stories is your comments with stories of your own children!

Welcome to...


At the Mommy-Brain Mixer, we will be linking up our writings about anything and everything motherhood!

We want to see funny posts, serious posts, sweet & sappy stories, mommy-brain episodes, memories from when your older children were younger, thoughts & lessons learned, and anything related to motherhood or little people. You know that post you wrote yesterday about your teething baby? Or that hilarious post you wrote about your 2nd grader's school play? Those are perfect, so link 'em up! 

The Mommy-Brain Mixer is the perfect place to find some great new blogs to follow, make some wonderful new blog friends, and enjoy some entertaining new reads!

To make things even more fun, our friend Mar, over at Raising Bean, is hosting a sister link-up for you to join, too!

Head on over there after your finished here and link up your recipes, DIY, arts & crafts, and sensory activities!  

Let's get to it, friends!
 
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 Cassie from Two In Diapers
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If you are new to the Mixer, please leave us a comment so we know to follow you back! We try to get around to all the posts but, as the Mixer is growing, there are some weeks that we are not able!

2. Follow your co-hosts
This week's lovely co-hosts {the next 2 on the linky} are:

Myranda from Pretty Living PDX

3. Link up your mommy post!

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link-up and maybe even follow them!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Am I A Bad Mom? (Mommy Brain Mixer)


I've been posting a lot of fart/poop posts lately.
I'm not sure this is conducive to trying to spread the love of Jesus.
But in all reality, I do have kids.

And I do buy them books like the one above...

or like this,
the one below
Does that make me a bad mom? Or just a fun one?

Actually, I think Uncle Clayton bought them this one.
Yes, I blame him.

P.S. I have also cursed myself with such a dog. His name is Lukas. Ugh.

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Welcome to week 18 of the Mommy-Brain Mixer, ladies!

Last week we had 70 link-ups! Please help spread the word so the Mixer keeps on growing!

Before we get started, I have some awesome news!

The Mommy-Brain Mixer is taking on two more permanent hosts!

Please welcome Cassie from Live.Laugh.L0ve and Julie from From Awkward to Art! 

If you haven't noticed, one of our favorite things to do is to share stories about motherhood and our littles. One of our favorite things about sharing these stories is your comments with stories of your own children!

Welcome to...


At the Mommy-Brain Mixer, we will be linking up our writings about anything and everything motherhood!

We want to see funny posts, serious posts, sweet & sappy stories, mommy-brain episodes, memories from when your older children were younger, thoughts & lessons learned, and anything related to motherhood or little people. You know that post you wrote yesterday about your teething baby? Or that hilarious post you wrote about your 2nd grader's school play? Those are perfect, so link 'em up! 

The Mommy-Brain Mixer is the perfect place to find some great new blogs to follow, make some wonderful new blog friends, and enjoy some entertaining new reads!

To make things even more fun, our friend Mar, over at Raising Bean, is hosting a sister link-up for you to join, too!

Head on over there after your finished here and link up your recipes, DIY, arts & crafts, and sensory activities!  

Let's get to it, friends!
 
RULES:
1.Follow your hosts 
{the first three in the linky}:

 Cassie from Two In Diapers
Cassie from Live.Laugh.L0ve

If you are new to the Mixer, please leave us a comment so we know to follow you back! We try to get around to all the posts but, as the Mixer is growing, there are some weeks that we are not able!

2. Follow your co-hosts
This week's lovely co-hosts {the next 3 on the linky} are:

Meg from Megs 7827
Jennifer from Pushing The Lemons
Ana from Mommy's Bundle

3. Link up your mommy post!

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link-up and maybe even follow them!
{and comments are always loved} 

5. Tweet about the Mommy-Brain Mixer to help spread the word! 

 

6. Grab this adorable button and place it somewhere on your blog!

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7. Don't forget to check back throughout the week, as we gain many new links throughout the week!

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This One Time...Girl Behind The Blog

Well, here it is!
My turn to co-host Girl Behind The Blog with 5ohWifey
My favorite blog link up on the planet.
I'm so excited. 
You will notice this by the amount I laugh and smile in my video.
Perhaps we should have went with a different topic,
because I am way too happy & excited telling my stories.
You know how I always say, I used to be a really happy smiley girl..
Yes, well here is a good example of that.

I apologize for the crappy quality. Of course the week that I would co-host ,
my camera would break and I would have to use my phone to record..
For the prompt this month, you can click HERE or read below!

Hope you have fun watching, listening, chuckling at my embarrassing stories.





 Today... we invite YOU to get silly and real and share a funny story about yourself. And maybe make a few new friends. All you have to do is follow both of our blogs, post a button anywhere on your blog, and post a short vlog answering the following questions. You'll only have to link up on one of the host's blogs because our links will be interlinked. We really hope you join us. You can grab a button below to put up on your blog. Spread the word and lets get to know each other a little better! Here are the deets... feel free to make your video your own but please try to stick to these prompts and the time limit.


The Girl Behind The Blog- This One Time...
Time limit: Vlogs should be 2-3 minutes long
Introduce yourself and your blog
Tell us a funny or embarrassing story about yourself

P.S. I'm going to be, and my scheduler doesn't work, so I am posting this now...
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Stop back and link up!
 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Girl Behind the Blog Prompt-This One Time...

I haven't made it a secret that my first few months in blog world were disheartening.
I had no clue what was going on. I had no idea so many people blogged.
I had no clue that I could make friends blogging.

Honestly, I just thought all my family and friends would love to hear what amazing words of humor and wisdom I could manage to drum up.
Sadly, that didn't happen. I am ever so thankful for those of my family & friends
that have mentioned, "Hey just so you know, I do read your blog, I just never say anything."
That has made me feel a lot better over time, knowing I had their support.
However, when I first started blogging and didn't know about this great big blog world,
I was in tears, thinking no one cared.
Then one day I discovered Girl Behind the Blog somehow.
It was my first round of  Girl Behind The Blog, acutally THEE first round I believe...
And ever since then, I've been addicted. I think I missed only 2 because I was on a blog 
break at one point and out of town once. I love the entire idea behind it, getting to know people just a
little better as you hear and see people in animated form =) And not just in pictures.

So, anyways, I guess you know what I'm about to say. Last month I had the fabulous
opportunity to meet Ashley, the mastermind behind Girl Behind the Blog and 5ohWifey at
where else, but Influence!!
And I love how encouraging she has been to me in subtle ways.
I was so excited to not only take this picture with her...


but, naturally, I was the lame one who embarrassed myself and told her "I love you"
because she was standing behind me talking to either 5ohHubby or 5ohBaby or someone she loved on the phone and she said "I love you." And what else would I say when 5ohWifey tells 5ohHubby
"I love you."  Uhhhh... duh.... I tell 5ohWifey..."I love you too."

And those are the kind of cool, super amazing, awesome and embarrassing moments that brings us to today! If you know anything about me and my blog, you know that I like to tell funny stories about my life! I have no shame.
And guess what? I get to co-host The Girl Behind the Blog 
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! Woot! I am pretty sure it's because of my spoken love. Yes?

 So, Wednesday, November 28, 2012... one week from today... we invite YOU to get silly and real and share a funny story about yourself. And maybe make a few new friends. All you have to do is follow both of our blogs, post a button anywhere on your blog, and post a short vlog answering the following questions. You'll only have to link up on one of the host's blogs because our links will be interlinked. We really hope you join us. You can grab a button below to put up on your blog. Spread the word and lets get to know each other a little better! Here are the deets... feel free to make your video your own but please try to stick to these prompts and the time limit.


The Girl Behind The Blog- This One Time...
Time limit: Vlogs should be 2-3 minutes long
Introduce yourself and your blog
Tell us a funny or embarrassing story about yourself


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P.S. Link up all your THANKFUL posts this week to the BLESSED series going on all
week. Most recent BLESSED POST right below this one =)

Blessed: Thankful for Jada

Today is my baby's birthday. Well, I say baby hesitatingly because my baby is actually
my middle daughter who turns 7 years old today! What kind of Mom would I be if I didn't talk about Jada a little bit today, the day before Thanksgiving, her birthday.


Dear Jada, as I type this, I have to stop to yell at you because you are teasing.
You are always teasing. Non-stop teasing. Most people don't get to see it.
I see it every single day. You, by far the the silliest, most mischievous, 
weirdest of our little family. Oh, the stickers. what can I say? You started this obsession 
probably when you were 3-4 years old. Today, you are 7 and I'm looking over at you
behind my computer screen with a piece of masking tape stuck to your forehead.
I wonder if it will ever end. 
Remember what Mommy always says to you.
"I got my fingers, my cup, and my tape so I'm all set." When you were 6 months old,
you start sucking on your two fingers. I thought, hey, no biggie. It's easier than a pacifier.
My dear sweet daughter, you are 7 now. Time to stop sucking on the fingers. And while we 
are at it, the sippy cup must go too.


Jada, you by far have always been our most expressive child.
I always tell you how happy you make Mommy. (Even though I just got done 
screaming at you again for teasing.) I will never forget how happy I was when you 
were born and your daddy brought you to me and I told daddy, "Look at her eyelashes.
She looks like a girl." You were so perfect, my first girl. I don't know what I would do 
without you in my life. I am so so thankful that God gave you to us.
You keep us laughing all the time. You are that child that consistently has Mommy laughing.
And sometimes I get sad at how fast you are growing up, but at the same time I look
forward to watch you as this comedian personality type of yours develops.


Jada, Jada, Jada, Jada, Jada-Marriiiiiaaaaa! (sung to the tune of Karma Chameleon),
I love you so much. I am so incredibly thankful for you jokes and pranks
and all the laughter and love you have brought into our lives. I know you
can't even help it, it's just you. Crazy, goofy you.
And I love all of you. Happy Birthday, Jada Wada.

Love, Mommy

Lord, I am so thankful that you thought so much of us to give us so much fun in the
form of Jada. She brings a definite unique personality into our family.
One I can't even describe. And so much of it she saves just for us. At least now she does.
I pray that you would continue molding her and making her into a Godly young
lady who can make people smile and bless their lives with joy.
Thank you for letting us raise her and continue teaching us what would be best for her
in each situation. Today, on Jada's 7th birthday, I am blessed.


A little example of the crazy Jada we experience at home!


Link up all your thankful posts with Tico and Tina and myself all week long. 
Everyone who links up will be entered in a giveaway. We are giving away a $10 Starbucks giftcard PLUS each of us are giving away a one month spot for our "In Post" Ads! 
 That's all you gotta do! Be Thankful and link up!

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Becoming What I always Was
Wild and Precious
Kincaid Parade
Julie Ann Art

 
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