Monday, April 27, 2015

April Birthdays

Well, we celebrated three birthdays this month. Allen turned 19. JP made a big pan of pot roast with potatoes. We had individual size sparkling grape juice and a pudding pound cake for dessert. Since Allen eats us out of house and home we bought him his own stash of snacks.

My real true loves that I celebrated, however, were my favorite boys...Ichabod and Toby. Ick turned two on April 22 and Tobers turned two on April 24. They have me wrapped firmly around their little paws.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Message for Me

I took the photo in the background at Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island, FL.
(You can click on the picture to enlarge it.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tee's Babies and a Life in Crazy Fun Chaos

Last Saturday I watched my babies while T & M went to a concert. We had a lot of fun playing with Legos, reading, watching a movie, laughing about Icky, splashing in the bath and painting toenails and fingernails. Baby boy is talking up a storm. I only get what he's saying about 40% of the time but MJ gets it 100%. It's amazing how she can interpret. My little girl said so many funny things. "Tee, Momma said you couldn't snore with me very long tonight." Translated: You can't snuggle with me very long (she doesn't sleep if someone stays with her but she'll try her hardest to convince you she will).

MJ:  "Tee, did you paint your nails for Easter?"
Me: "No, Baby, I didn't."
MJ: Her eyes huge as saucers, "You DIDN'T? WHHHHYYYY?"

MJ: "Tee, you have a bump. What is it?"
Me: "It's like a freckle."
MJ: "I don't have any of those. I'm not old enough."

She sang songs with me after Bubba went to bed. I'll post a couple but I have more. Every time she sang, she wanted me to record her. I LOVE my kiddos. Such excellent medicine.

Of course, I can't forget the furry babies...Sadie and Daisy. Their favorite time is when the babies are down for the night so they can have their "people" to themselves. They are every bit as snuggly as the kids. And, finally, our art work. Whew, we were busy!

The gaps between my blog posts are getting longer and longer. It is because I'm working so much, taking grad courses and, now, looking for a new job. I FINALLY QUIT! I couldn't handle the working conditions and unethical behavior any longer. I knew I wasn't happy but I had no idea how much it was weighing on me until I gave my notice. Immediately it felt like a load had been lifted. I have very little idea of what I'm going to do but I feel confident God is guiding my steps. Whatever He has for me will be the best thing I could do. In the meantime, I'm juggling my various responsibilities and today it kind of struck me as funny, how diverse my life is right now. As my students are in chapel, I'm brushing up on our Physics lesson...Space and Time Relativity. At the same time, my mind keeps wandering to the lesson I will teach online tomorrow night to a preK student -- how to pronounce the letter Bb. Once that's done, it's back to grad work. My brain is all over the place -- from the mind-boggling concepts of space/time travel to the simplicity of early language acquisition. I have to pray just to keep it all straight in my head. Anyway, I'm thankful for this adventure and for the peace and contentment God has provided at this time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Last Florida Pictures

I have birthday pictures to post but I thought I better put up the rest of my Florida pics so my year was fully documented.