Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The One with a Sour Cream Potato

Happy Wednesday!
We've had a busy but productive few days. The boys have had practices, games, and birthday parties to attend. We even managed to sneak in a family lunch at Max & Erma's this weekend.
While we were there, Chuck ordered a baked potato with sour cream and butter. The potato came out with so much sour cream it looked as if it had been served with an ice cream scooper. I jokingly said, "Would you like some potato with that sour cream? Ha ha. You should ask the waitress for more sour cream when she checks in."
Now, I should stop here and explain that our Moose likes to repeats things. All the things. Sometimes accurately, sometimes partially true. But he repeats pretty much everything.

A few minutes later, the waitress, stops by. "Can I get you any refills?"
Me: "I think we're good."
Moose: (completely straight faced) "My dad could use some more sour cream for his potato."
Yup. That happened.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The One Where I Recap Our Summer In One Post

I feel the need to play catch-up. To recap all the big events and fun of the last few months. I guess, I'll start with the summer.

We started the summer off right-by getting Jackson's cast removed the day before we boarded our flight to Florida. Why was Jackson in a cast, you ask? Well, let's just say you shouldn't play soccer barefoot.

From there we flew to Destin. Normally we drive, this was Moose and Jackson's first time on a plane. Since, the twins were babies the last time they flew, this was really the first flight they remembered too. Everyone (except one of the twins whose name rhymes with Rice) did great and flew without any fear. Bryce, on the other hand, wasn't a big fan. He was pretty happy as soon as we were on solid ground.

We spent the next week enjoying all that we have come to love about Destin-sparking blue water, white sandy beaches, fun restaurants, fishing off the pontoon boat, and even Snuba diving!











We got home just in time for VBS and poor little Moose to get the worse viral infection of his life. The poor kid had hives for days!





There was fishing with Paps and Dad. Because this is a house full of men. And men fish.



There were trips to the Movies in the Park with our friends. Where we mostly played. And then left halfway through the movie.

There was the coldest Red, White, Kaboom in years. We literally had on sweatshirts and brought blankets for 4th of July fireworks!



There was a 4th of July spent at the Main Event with family.






Ice cream dates with our friends at the Village Green.


A trip to the Lawrenceburg Speedway to see a school bus race.






The twins headed to Michigan for their annual youth trip with our church.




Jackson turned 12 years old!



We went to Gatlinburg with the high school cross country team for a weekend.










The boys went to the annual Men's Camp-out with Chuck. There was fishing, shooting and man stuff. Mom slept in a big comfy bed and watched Netflix in the peace and quiet.


And, of course, we got our new puppy, Ellie.




The summer of 2016 was pretty amazing. Can't wait to see what 2017 holds for us!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ten on Tuesday

1. I deleted Facebook from my phone, so I need a new outlet for all of my funny kid stories. Hello, old friend. I've missed you, little neglected blog.

2. Half of my kids are no longer kids-the twins now have their temps and will be 16 soon. What?!? Is it wrong that I secretly enjoy when Jarron drives? It's like a little vacation for me. I can sit back relax, and scroll through Instagram.


3. Moose is playing basketball for the first time this year. And he's really good. Watching him play defense is worth the price of admission alone. Moose puts his whole body into guarding. It's a thing of beauty.
This is not a photo of Moose playing basketball-I apparently having uploaded those to the Google drive yet!

4. Jackson will be 13 in July. I will have 3 teenage sons in my home. I can feel myself aging as I typed that sentence. Jackson is still Jackson. Our youth leader told me a story of how he visited the 6th graders to see if they were excited to move up to the Youth Group this summer. Jackson had no reaction-because that's Jackson. Even if he's super excited he just doesn't show it. He'd be a killer poker player.

5. Kroger Clicklist is pretty much the most amazing thing that has ever happened to the world of grocery shopping.

6. Bryce {Jarron is nursing an injury} is running in indoor track this winter and we've driven at least 1-3 hours one way up I-75 every weekend in January. There is nothing exciting north of West Chester on I-75. In case you were wondering.
This is Bryce at Homecoming-not at indoor track. Those photos have also not been uploaded.

7. We got a puppy this summer. She's the cutest dog in the world. She's also really smart. Her name is Ellie. I didn't think we'd ever have a dog again so you have no idea how insanely grateful I am every night I get to snuggle with her.

8. Made a commitment to myself to read through the whole Bible this year. I've been really good about reading each night for the past couple of years but this year I wanted to finish the whole thing (even some of the tougher books that I usually find myself skipping). I'll still do some of the Time Warp Wife studies (love these) or a She Reads Truth study but so far I'm 8% of the way through.

9. Chuck gave me an RTIC tumbler he got from work and it's pretty amazing. I've looked into the Yeti tumblers but just would never spend that kind of money on a cup. This RTIC tumbler is the real deal. We don't have an ice machine at work, so I fill it up with ice at home and put water in it all day long. When I get home at 5? STILL HAS ICE!

10. I love this print from Hope Ink and have the perfect place for it in my house. It's totally going on my wish list. {Also on my wish list: the ability to hand letter and draw.}