As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord..
Joshua 24:15

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Camp Garrett

Derek and I came up with this idea that we were going to run Camp Garrett in our backyard. (we are always trying to come up with ideas for "friendship evangelism") We invited the neighbors and all their children to camp out in tents in our backyard. We did activities with the kids and the adults found some time to pitch horse shoes. It was really hot and humid which made it difficult to sit by the fire at night, but all in all it was a great night. Hannah came in at 11:30 pm and Ben was sitting in a chair by the fire pit when I got up this morning. Derek must of been snoring or something. Only one other trooper made it all night (Ashley a now 6th grader from across the street). I think we will try it again when its a little cooler.

Water balloon fight!

Dizzy bat relay!

"You can't ride in my little red wagon!!!!"

My Wednesday night class. I'm teaching on the Parables of Jesus!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Last Day of School!

It is finally Hannah's last day of school. I just found out from someone at church why they go so long. I guess back in the day they use to send the kids home from school for a week in the middle of winter to save on fuel costs. I guess it stuck. Hannah has a fall, winter, and Spring break which doesn't include holidays. Anyways, it doesn't change what Ben and Eve do every morning. They get along for the first 30 minutes of the day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mullet Interuption

Okay - so I couldn't finish video taping b/c of mullet interuption. I was laughing so hard so I couldn't video tape the whole song. Look how little Ben is compared to everyone else. He's actually going to be in preschool one more year.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Daddy's hands!

I'm not a very good wife because I don't make a huge day out of Father's Day. I think I just become bitter that I don't have dad around to call and wish him a Happy Father's Day! Derek doesn't mind. He's not real big on holidays anyways. The kids did make him cute crafts and he got cards from them that they made, but I was just blah about the whole thing. Happy Father's Day Derek! Love you!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I have never been tagged before. Thanks Danna - I'm feeling accepted into this blog world.

What were you doing 5 years ago?

1. I was about 7 months pregnant with dear Ben.

2. Living in an apartment in Tennessee not knowing what we were doing - if we were going to live there or if Derek was going to find a new job.

3. A life with less wrinkles on my face.

4. Not knowing that I was ever going to have good Mexican food again!

5. Telling people that I would never be a mom that drives a minivan. Things change!

What are 5 things on your To-Do list today?

1. Go to Church - which is a no-brainer except for the fact that I worked a 12 hour shift last night and I would be up for 24 hours and teaching the teen class at church!

2. Sleep. I finally got to go to sleep by 1:00 this afternoon since I hadn't slept since Thursday night.

3. Go to the grocery store.

4. Put laundry away. I can't seem to keep up with my family of 5!

5. Go for jog.

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

1. bananas mushed with peanut butter.

2. iced coffee

3. chocolate (any kind)

4. peanut butter (I'm addicted!)

5. chips and salsa

What are 5 things you'd do if you were a billionaire?

1. Travel the world.

2. Hire a nanny/cook/housekeeper etc.

3. Support the Church (I guess that should of been first!)

4. Split it with family and friends!

5. Pay off my Harding loan (haven't done that yet!

What are 5 of your bad habits?

1. reality T.V. (trying to minimize it!)

2. Caffeine (What mom doesn't abuse this one?)

3. Young and the Restless

4. Procrastination

5. Peanut butter (did I already say that before?)

Name 5 places where you have lived?

1. Minnesota

2. Arkansas

3. Alabama

4. Tennessee

5. Pennsylvania

Who are the people that you want to tag?

1. Amy

2. Amanda

3. Dallas

4. Chandra

5. Lisa

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lake George

After a long afternoon swimming (wading in Lake George); Eve couldn't keep her eyes open at 5:30 pm. She fell asleep while I was making dinner.

Redneck beach of the Northeast
Lake George is very beautiful, but I love the white sandy beaches of Florida. The water is very clear for a lake, but very cold because the snow just melted up here 2 months ago and its mountain water with icy temperatures. The kids swam, but you couldn't pay me enough. Good thing I didn't have to do any lifesaving!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dr. Burkes Slip up

Derek found this on u tube. Go Zeta Rho! Sorry Regina for the slip up.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hot summer days!!

If anyone has been watching the news than you will know that we are getting really hot weather. They actually closed school early yesterday b/c the classrooms were unbearable. We've been 98-101 degrees for three days straight. This week has made me want a pool more than I have ever wanted before! Not much to do except for slip-N-slide and blow-up pools! I can't seem to twist Derek's arm on the idea of an inground pool, but I am working on it.

Who says girls can't pee standing up?

Derek is going to kill me for adding this picture. I told him that there were only like 10 people that read this blog anyways!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Last Minute 5K

I decided to run a 5K last minute tonight. It was so hot and humid. Derek and the kids came to watch. I was waving to Eve who was behind the girl in front of me. It had a lot of hills and I was regretting the choice of salad dressing I had at 4:00pm; three hours prior to start time!!

Update on fitness challenge!

Okay- so whose idea was this anyways? I've been working my tail with no real results. I think I might of even gained a couple. The problem is the more I work out; the more I eat because I am so hungry. Monday I kicked off the challenge with a 4 mile EP jog and 6 100 meter sprints (31 year old sprints with 3 kids). Tuesday a 3 mile jog with 1/2 mile swim at the YMCA. Wednesday I did a 6 mile run and Thursday a 10 mile bike preceding another 3 mile run. Today I'm going to do 7-8 miles if the weather permits. It sounds like a lot - right? Everyday I'm trying to complete 50 push-ups (I can only do about 10 consecutively), 25 plie squats, 25 lunges, and 15 min of ab and core work. We'll see guys. Now if I could just keep my chocolate and peanutbutter cravings on the D.L..

The kids at Hannah's soccer game last night!

They celebrated Ben's birthday 2 months early at preschool. He wore that hat all day long and
was enjoying everyone wishing him "Happy Birthday". Maybe b/c it had a "5" on it!