Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It’s been so long, I’m almost forgotten how to blog!

May has been a whirlwind of activity, but I have no excuses for taking such of a blog break!


First of all – the results of the poll are officially in. From the small sampling of people who read my blog, the general consensus is that “crap” is at least not a nice word. Generally, people commented that this is simply a replacement for another bad word. I have been much more aware of using it and have tried to stop. I think I need to come up with a word that is fun to say, but has no references to anything vulgar or otherwise, and use it instead. Any ideas?


We have had beautiful spring weather – no complaining here. We have little progress on the finishing touches on the house with the exception of cleaning and organizing. The basement is almost livable, with just one corner piled with boxes of things that we want to keep, but don’t have a real place to be (sentimental items, possibly usable items, etc).


We actually got to celebrate John’s birthday this year – last year was crazy busy. Enjoyed being able to make a cake for once :) You are still as young as ever, honey!Img_4301


Soccer! Savannah played Upward soccer this spring and I coached her team. It was a great group of kids and parents and we enjoyed it. Savannah did a great job, and listened to her coach well.

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Savannah doing a throw-in. Devotions at halftime.


Baseball! Hadden enjoyed his second year of baseball. His team was undefeated the entire season! In a preseason tourney, they lost 1 game, but came back and won the tournament. Their win-loss record was 21-1. Fun times.

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Savannah has been begging and stuck on getting a puppy for a while now. I have continually said “we are NOT getting a puppy – we already have 2 dogs”.

Meet Neli – our new puppy! God sure has a funny way of making me eat my words :) She is a black lab mix. Some boys were giving two puppies away at the baseball field on Saturday … I guess they could read the “softie” sign on my forehead. She is really sweet, but worse than a newborn getting up at night – ugh! John has been good at taking her out at night, but the kids pretty much have to take care of her during the day.



Lilly has accepted her mostly. There were thunderstorms, so Lilly was terrified. I love this picture John took of her.

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This is a verse that stuck out at me again recently. I am trying to get a post into the right words before sharing it, and if I can get it right, I think you will be greatly encouraged.

Exodus 14:13-14 Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."

Now remind me to finish it :)


  1. Possible alternatives for the word 'crap'...how about 'cornflakes' or 'crispy critters.' I think the words with c and r are fun to say. ha ha...

    So fun to read your post. I absolutely love that picture of Neli that John took. It's SO cute!!!

    Beautful sunset shot! Amazing...love the tree...and that is a great verse...the whole 'be still' thing keeps coming up for me. So, thank you!

  2. I feel better knowing that you "accidentally" ;) use the word crap too. I have also been trying to stop using this word, if you come up with some good replacements, let me know!

  3. When I was in high school I made up my own word to use instead of crap.


    ...don't ask. I have no idea where I came up with that. But it rolled off the tongue.

    The puppy is so cute! We're probably going to get one (or two) when we move into our new house too.

    Do you have any new pics of the house to share???

  4. Your new puppy - or Savannah's - is really adorable! They keep you busy, too!

    My son's college-age friend has some really funny sayings he's made up. You can really substitue anything. I like to use silly words because if something bad happens and I quickly say a silly expression it kind of diffuses the mood. Stubbing your toe and saying "french fries" or "flibbergibbet" or "crackers" just seems so much better!


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