Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Mia: Mom, I really like Jesus, but does he have to have so many commandments?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Get Thee Hence!

Mia leaned over to me today in church...

Mia: Mom, Jesus said, "Get Thee Hence..."

Mom: Yes, and what did that mean?

Mia: It means "Get the Heck out of here!"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stupid Gravity!

Julia just spilled a raspberry shake on my new carpet. I kinda got mad... and Mia came to her defense.

Mia: It's wasn't her fault Mom, it was gravity. Gravity is to blame. She was just walking down the stairs when gravity pulled the shake right on the ground. Stupid gravity always making a mess of things.

New Carpet

It's in and AWESOME!!!

Everyone is invited over for a CARPET PARTY!!!

Becka asked me post some pictures. I really don't think it wil excited anyone but Becka, but I think it's stinkin' cool!!!

My downstairs. You can see Kevin already moved in his guitar and amp.

The hallway to Mia's Pink room. ooooooohhhhhh!!!

My family room. The hole at the end of the room is where the built-in media shelves are going.

If cat's could swear just guess what my cat just said...

While I was taking pictures the girls where playing orphanage. What does that tell you about my parenting.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Traditions

Yesterday I had my family over and got to thinking about some of our family traditions...

Our Easter Toast
I remember the conversation that led to this tradition. Every year my mother would buy Marshmellow peeps and I couldn't tell you why. I think Marshmellow Peeps are the nastiest idea of candy ever invented - this coming from a girl who loves sugar. I remember questioning who was going to eat them. I hope I'm not wrong in this, but I think it was my brother Nathan who said "Let's have a toast. To Easter!" So we all toasted with him, bit off the heads of out Marshmellow Peep and threw the rest behind us. Hence, the beginning of our Peeps Toast.

The Easter Ninja
My sister Becka always insisted that we color eggs though none of us ever wanted to. But we would start and have a lot of fun. One year when I was a teenager we got so in to coloring that we colored the ones that weren't boiled also. Now we had a problem - which ones were which? There really wasn't a way to tell so what were we going to do with them. That's when we decided to throw them at my brother Josh, who was very nimble and quick and said he would be the Easter Ninja. He also had my brother Adam's kitana sword and would swing at the flying eggs.

We have a little song about the Easter Ninja:

I'm the Easter Ninja
I've come to steal your Eggs.
I'm the Easter Ninja
I'm popular at kegs.

When I was a kid this song was hilarious...