Monday, March 26, 2012


The day after we moved we were really busy unpacking so Reese decided he could do what he wanted. Which was crawling out his window. And attempting to go visit his friend that lives 2 doors down. Except that he went the wrong way. Luckily Bailey got him right before he rang the door bell to our next door neighbor. I just don't know what goes through his mind. I really don't think it ever stops.

Changing the subject now. This last Saturday was our last bible study on James. I was sad to see it come to an end. Part of the last lesson was on boundaries. We were given 4 solid boundaries we shouldn't cross.
1. I can't.
2. Unauthorized danger.
When you try to help someone outside of God's will and despite your good intentions the situation is not good. Don't do it!
3. My help doesn't help.
You can't help someone that doesn't want help. If you want it or are trying harder than the person needing help it's time to walk away.
4. It's wrong.
If someone ask you to lie to cover up their sin, don't do it.

As usual this came at a time that I needed to hear these things. If you haven't read the book Boundaries I highly recommend it. I may read it again soon. I will list one other sentence that resonated with me. "our narcissistic culture makes it easy to twist the concept of boundaries into a practice Jesus didn't teach.".

A to the men!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I'm baaaaack!

It has been a looong 2 weeks. We finally got moved and have Internet and TV. I have many stories but will post those later throughout the week.

Of course ball has taken up a ton of our time. Bailey had a tournament last weekend. She hit a home run, which I missed due to the move. Reese had a tournament this weekend and they finished 3rd. He played catcher for 2 games and that was interesting. He liked it but mostly because he was able to entertain the people sitting behind home plate by commentating.

I have a lot on my mind tonight. We went through the things we had in our attic in the old house. I cannot believe the JUNK.....that I moved a total of 3 times! Not again! It really made me think about why I couldn't throw things away. My emotional state during those times. It represented emotional junk that I held onto for SO long. All the junk I've let go of in the last 5 years. If we don't get rid of the junk it makes it really hard to move on. I can understand how people that have emotional junk can't move forward......they are weighed down literally. I can say that because that was me. I still have a tendency to try to hold onto things but seem to recognize the clutter quicker and deal with it. Whew, glad I said it.

I am crashing for the night but will be back tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great Monday!j

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another Installment brought to you by Reese

I know I said I would be taking a break from the blog for a few days but this was just too good to wait.

The last couple of nights Reese has been sleeping in Bailey floors on a pallet, at his request. So, last night I put them in the bed/pallet and go to bed myself. Never hear a word out of them.

This morning, I turn the light and start waking them up and this is the first thing I see:

Before actually going to sleep Reese decided to draw a brick wall. Of course he had to sign his name to it.

And then, I discovered another word. I asked what the word was and he said he didn't know he just wrote some letters. Great choice of letters Reese! This is the word:

Did I mention our house will be going on the market next week? Looks like I will have more to do this weekend than I thought thanks to my sweet baby boy. Thanks Reese!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Taking off for a few

So I am going to take a few days off from the blog. We are moving this weekend so I have lots to do before Saturday. Along with lots to do around the house Reese has baseball practice Thursday and Bailey has a game. Depending on the outcome of the game will determine when she plays again. If they do well this tournament will last until Monday.

I'm loving ball season and if we can make it through this weekend it should be much easier. Well, less stressful anyway. Hopefully we won't be without Internet for long. Until then, I'll catch you later!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Too much going on!

Well, it is almost 10:30 pm and I'm just now sitting down. Bailey had dance pictures tonight and we didn't get done until after 9:00 pm.

I had planned on getting more things packed since we are moving Saturday. But those plans are out the window along with my sanity. Judges should sentence people to take a kid to have dance pictures made as punishment. I am not kidding.

Quick update on the lizard. The lizard ambulance didn't get him and I know this because Reese dug him up. He told me in a quivering voice that he was still there and the ants were crawling on him :(. It broke my heart and I may have told him something unbiblical like "it's ok, the lizard didn't feel it, his soul is in heaven.". I know thAt isn't true. I just wanted my tender hearted, baby boy to feel better. I will make sure he knows when he's old enough to understand that lizards do not have souls.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spray paint and lizards

Well, if you were thinking the title has Reese's name on it you are correct.

Saturday Reese was playing outside and Denson came out to get him ready for baseball practice. He didn't answer and then a whiff of paint.
Reese had found a bottle of blue spray paint and decided the sidewalk and retaining wall would look better blue. Awesome! Especially since our house will be on the market next week. Great timing my little sugar cookie!

Baseball practice was about 2hours which is about 1hr 45 minutes too long for Reese. They played a scrimmage game and at one point he was rolling around in the outfield and after hitting the ball WALKED to first base. With his coaches yelling for him to run. I bet they are pumped now.

Sunday, Reese and Bailey caught a lizard. Well I should say tortured a lizard. It actually bit both of them but to the lizards dismay did not deter them. Bailey did talk him into letting the lizard go and when he put it down he was shocked that it ran away. He started crying asking the lizard to please come back. It didn't so he caught again. He loved it so much that it did quit moving. For good. Tears once again. He was devastated.

He calmed down until bed and prayer time. He was just heartbroken. He said maybe the lizard ambulance would come get it. Or maybe God would heal him. I forgot to add that the lizard was buried. I hope he doesn't get dug up tomorrow.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Meet Crim

Reese informed me this morning that I needed to call him Crim from now on. He is a record producer with Spinsicki Records. I had him repeat this information because surely I had not heard him correctly. He told me he got this from Drake and Josh.

He told me this after he dressed himself.....and when I say dressed himself, it may or may not have included a silver sparkly belt that belongs to Bailey. With his shirt tucked in. And a camo phone attached to his pants. We keep it classy around here.
I must add that "Crim" cut his hair last week and I haven't fixed it yet.

I may need to take back what I said last week about Reese having a career in construction or pest control. I think acting may be his thing. At the very least he keeps us entertained!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Random thoughts

1. I am so over American Idol.
2. I love my kids even though they drive me bonkers at times.
3. I love my husband and sometimes don't understand how I got so lucky.
4. I have the best job ever.
5. I have the best coworkers/friends ever.
6. I actually really like to watch softball now.
7. I'm thinking soccer may be more Reese's speed.
8. God is awesome!,
9. I am aware of lots of answered prayer lately and Im always amazed at how He works.
10. I am exhausted which is nothing new.

Now that I've emptied my brain I think I'll go to bed now :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Reese Question

After seeing all the pictures of brooms on facebook I decided to give it a try. Well, my broom is a little lopsided so I couldn't get it to balance. I did however manage to get attention from my very observant 5 yr old.

"Momma, what are you doing?"

"Nothing Reese. Just thought I'd try to balance this broom."

Reese tried it too and actually did get it to balance a few more seconds than me. As he put the broom back in the closet he noticed the steam mop. And began asking a bunch of questions about why I don't use it.

Before I give my response I would like to say the steam mop is not a friend to hard wood floors. I thought it would be perfect and make cleaning easier but I was wrong. It left white spots on the floor so now it is a closet decoration.

Back to the story.....to avoid getting into a lengthy explanation I told Reese that I decided not to clean anymore. He got upset and said "Momma, you don't want our house to get infested with cock roaches do you, you have to clean!". He was genuinely upset.

I guess I should learn that what I think is a quick response that won't brinng a lot of questions - usually works out the opposite :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

And I give up on a title

Bailey and her team didn't lose a game during the tournament! Although it was a pre-season tournament I am so proud of all of the girls. They have a really good coach that works hard with them without putting them down. I cannot believe the way some of these coaches talk to these kids. We have been blessed to not have to deal with that.

Saturday was soooo cold. We left our house at 10:45 am and didn't get home until after 5:00 pm. Luckily I left blankets in my car from the fall ( or just haven't cleaned my car out) so I was somewhat prepared. I know in a month I'll be complaining about the heat :)

On a more serious note, God has answered our prayers over the last week. We are still going through a tough time but I know He is working in our situation. I continue to stand amazed!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Bailey's team will be in a pre-season tournament this weekend. Actually it started tonight......and her team won!! AND she hit the ball! I know, this is softball, that's what she is supposed to do.

Let me back track to last spring, her first season. She was terrified going to bat. She wouldn't even swing. Towards the end of the season she swung the bat a few times. Finally, the last weekend was a tournament and she hit the ball. At the end of the season. I was thrilled.

Then she played fall ball and she got a little moe comfortable swinging. She hit the ball several times and even made a home run. I think I was more excited than she was.

This season she looks like a ball player. First game she came out swinging AND hit the ball. So,so proud of her. I just know this will be a good season for her. This will be Reese's first year but he is catching on pretty quick. Looking forward to the next very busy few months!