Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31 - Day 89 of 365

Our church is two doors down from Hooters. Great location for the people we are trying to reach!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30 - Day 88 of 365

Happy 9th Birthday, Harrison!!
Harrison is not a big fan of cake, so we had Klondike bars for his birthday. :)

9 years ago today, my unborn son's life was spared by having an emergency C-section. I would have let them cut off any part of my body to allow my baby to live. I love you, Harrison, with all of my heart. You are a special boy and God has plans for your life. I love your sense of humor and your sweet personality!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28 - Day 86 of 365

My parents gave Harrison his birthday present a few days early -- hockey skates!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27 - Day 85 of 365

My parents came to visit for the weekend. I saw a new recipe on my friend's Facebook page... and thought I'd test it out on my parents. Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot begin to describe how YUMMY this was!! For the recipe, visit the Pioneer Woman's blog. I'm not a good cook, but this was super easy.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26 - Day 84 of 365

Today, I filled in at the Y in the Youth Activity Center. I got paid to play games with kids all day!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25 - Day 83 of 365

Harrison began the celebration of his 9th birthday by inviting his friend, Noah, to come over to play. I surprised him by taking him to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" at the theater. We capped off the evening with pizza, cream soda out of glass bottles and strawberry cheesecake!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24 - Day 82 of 365

We went to the park today with friends. Spring weather is finally here!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23 - Day 81 of 365

Last night, Franklin spent the night with his good friend, Daryd. They stayed up until 2:30 a.m. and woke up again at 7:00 a.m. Fortunately, Franklin wasn't too crabby today!

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22 - Day 80 of 365

My boys got a little too excited about the TGIFridays Potato Skin chips at Sam's Club today.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21 - Day 79 of 365

Our old neighbor had an emergency with her daughter, so she dropped off her 2nd grade son to spend the afternoon/evening with us while they went to the ER. Ethan had a great time playing with the boys!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20 - Day 78 of 365

We started another home improvement project today. This project reminds me of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" - a children's book. We had a cracked toilet seat and have had troubles with
the toilet leaking since we moved in. We decided that if we were going to replace the toilet, we might as well tile the floor. In order to tile the floor, we removed the baseboards. While they're off, I might as well paint them. While I'm painting trim, I might as well cut & paint the chair rail for the dining room project (you can see the DR paint best here). Thankfully we stopped right there before the project got any bigger!

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19 - Day 77 of 365

I took Max to Franklin's school for a presentation. Franklin had to teach his class something. He wanted to teach them how to train a dog, so he got special permission for Max to visit the school. Several of the kids took turns trying to get Max to do tricks. It was so fun to watch Franklin give his presentation. Max was perfectly behaved!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18 - Day 76 of 365

A local diner offers free ice cream rewards for good report cards. We took the boys there to celebrate good grades!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 14, 15, 16, 17 - Days 72-75 of 365

I'm not sure exactly what happened here... I guess I got busy & forgot to take pictures for a couple of days! We had work, a pack meeting, swim lessons, another round of strep throat for Harrison and a round for Franklin too. Nothing too exciting...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13 - Day 72 of 365

The boys had the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby today. All three boys' cars ran well. Harrison won a ribbon for "Most Decals" on his car. Franklin won 1st place in the Webelos division and 3rd place overall. Great job, boys!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12 - Day 71 of 365

Harrison had his last hockey class tonight. He loved it so much that we're going to sign him up to play in a league this spring. He received a trophy and a car decal with a hockey player and his name on it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11 - Day 70 of 365

Preparing for the pinewood derby. Base coats of spray paint...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10 - Day 69 of 365

Three of the facilitators for our Strengthening Families class. Tonight was our last class. All five of us really enjoyed the class and learned a lot!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9 - Day 68 of 365

When we moved from Texas to Indiana, I had to leave my bamboo plant behind. I had purchased it with birthday money from IKEA and nurtured that plant. I have a black thumb, so I was amazed at how well my little bamboo plant had done. I have missed that plant, so when I went to Dallas last weekend, I visited IKEA to purchase another one and brought it back on the plane!

Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8 - Day 67 of 365

Harrison had a den meeting at a leader's home. A local paramedic visited with an ambulance. The boys really enjoyed learning about safety.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 7 - Day 66 of 365

Rachel & Jeanne - two of my best buddies from Dallas. I ate way too much yummy southern food & had way too much fun this weekend. This has to be my best Christmas present ever!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6 - Day 65 of 365

When I was in Dallas, I visited the LEGO store for my boys. They would *love* this place.
I spent a lot of time this weekend with old friends. It was wonderful to reconnect with people that I care so much about.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4 - Day 63 of 365

This evening, Truman had a den meeting. One of the dads was telling the boys about the globe, so they could earn their geography belt loops. He was pointing out the continents, oceans, hemispheres, etc. He asked the boys what the blue line around the middle is. Truman piped up:
"That's the line of scrimmage!"
That's my football-lovin' boy! :)
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 3 - Day 62 of 365

The boys decided to wear costumes to our Family class this evening. Yesterday was Dr. Seuss' birthday, so I guess they were in a costume mode.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2 - Day 61 of 365

I forgot to take a picture today... so in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I'll post a pic of me in a Dr. Seuss costume from last Halloween.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1 - Day 60 of 365

It seemed funny to get all $1 bills from the bank for the boys' allowances!
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