Monday, September 17, 2012

All I Ever Do Is Play Catch Up

 This blog post was originally supposed to be a Ten on Ten {yes, a week ago}, but my camera cord died {sniffle}, meaning I couldn't upload my pictures to my laptop.  So I borrowed my dad's card readers, {all four of them}, and couldn't get any of them to work with my camera.  I was beginning to think my card was the problem, but I got my new cord in the mail yesterday, and it's working beautifully.


So now I'm even farther behind than I was before . . . the story of my life.

Oh well.

So.  No ten on ten.

Instead.  Catch up.  Because that's what I do best.

♥ It has been gorgeous here.  Eighty degrees, sunshine, just perfect.  It makes me so happy.  The last couple of years we've had an obscene amount of rain and cool weather, so I am completely happy with all of the sunshine.  It makes me appreciate the cool Fall weather that will inevitably be visiting soon.

♥ Jerm has been hunting for nearly a week, which means LOTS of extra girl time around here.  Movie-watchin', slumber partyin', treat bakin'.  So much fun!  But we miss our boy.

Oh, and by the way, this:


Is what happens when boys leave to go hunting.


Chocolate, Butterscotch, and Caramel Pancakes {with whipped cream}.
 Could this be contributing to my weight gain???

♥ We sold my car.  I am car-less.  Actually, I'm not.  My MIL is letting us borrow one of hers until we find another.  But . . . strange to be semi-without vehicle.

♥ Kam cried and cried when she found out it wasn't coming home {the car, that is}.  Miss Kam . . . we're two peas in a pod, she and I.  Opinionated?  Check.  A little sassy?  Check. Likes to talk and talk {and talk}?  Check.  Biggest emotional mess ever?  Check. Check. Double check.

♥  I've been trying to have more one on one time with each of my girls.  Tay and I, obviously, have plenty, as I nurse her to sleep for naps and bedtime, and we co-sleep.  I lay down with Kam until she falls asleep at night too, and I try to make time for stories and games, just the two of us.  And while Kenners and Sierra stay up with me on the nights that Jeremy is gone, sometimes I feel like one or the other of those two needs a little extra time with Mama.  Recently Kenners has gotten to go along with me on a couple of errands, so Thursday it was Sierra's turn.  We went and had breakfast, just the two of us, and then stopped by Joanns on the way home.  Talk about a perfect morning!

♥  Ooooh!  Bible update!  So.  I made a New Year's resolution {in 2011!} to read through the entire Bible.  Let's just say that with house building, financing, and adding another baby to our family, I didn't quite finish.  But I vowed to finish in 2012, and I'm on track.  I finished the Old Testament several weeks ago, and have just started 1 Corinthians.  Yay!

♥ And finally ~ I took a few Fall photos of the girls a couple days ago.  By the time I picked out coordinating outfits, brushed and fixed their hair, found a spot outside, and got the camera ready . . . Miss Tay was so over it, Kam would rather have been playing in the sandbox, and Kenners was having a watery eye problem.  Sierra was seriously the only one who was havin' any of it.  Do you know how hard it is to get four of your OWN children to look at the camera at the same time {with eyes open, mouths closed, and no screaming?}?  Yeah.  It's a challenge.  Let's just say it ended with someone swinging a stick around, flinging dirt RIGHT SMACK DAB into someone else's eye. 
 There were tears and screams.
And hugs and smooches.
 And eye drops. 
And bedtime.
And no more pictures.
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Kelli W said...

Your attempt at a photo shoot sounds pretty similar to the ones I attempt here too:) And oh my goodness those pancakes look scrumptious! Makes me want to buy some whipped cream...or make some!

Sarah Kate said...

Oh my goodness...those pancakes. Holy yummyness. I'd be okay with weight gain if it were caused by something as delicious as that.

I've missed your blog posts lately. Whenever my favorite bloggers take a break, I like to think they're busy having fun with life and it sounds like you guys have been! Minus the stick-flinging picture incident. :o) I've been trying to find a good time to take Lexie's school pictures this year and it never seems to work out - it's either raining, or too early or too late for good lighting, her hair needs washing, or her favorite outfit is dirty... So I can't imagine how difficult it must be with four. :o)

Jenny said...

I'm coming to your house! I need some of those pancakes!

WooHoo about the Bible! I need to do that too.

What kind of car do you think you'll get? I'd love a van. I know it's just the 3 of us, but I'd love to be able to have room for my sisters and nephews.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those are pancakes???
I think you need an assistant to help with the photographing of your own people...I'll be right over!


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