"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Friday, February 20, 2009

Twelve Years

On Saturday Todd and I will celebrate our twelfth anniversary. Man, we were young. And skinnier. And dumber. Yes, I will admit we are a little wiser and have matured a little these past twelve years. At least I don't get mad at him anymore when he's late getting home from work! Or get upset because he should obviously know how I'm feeling and why, but he can't read my mind, I don't know why! Oh, the follies of newlyweds. I am so glad we've grown up a lot more too. But, I would never change one bit of it either. It's been the best twelve years of my life and it's only getting better! Looking forward to the next twelve and beyond!

Two reasons why I don't go to the mall

I can honestly say that I have not been to the mall in like four years! Ok, well, I did go to Sears once, but I never stepped foot outside of it. Well, Kate and Emily have decided that they want their ears pierced. Actually, I have been telling Kate for over a year that she could do it. We just never got around to it. Well, since this month both of the girls celebrate birthdays, I thought that maybe we could take them both to the mall and get it done. So, we go to the mall. The first reason why I remember why I don't go to the mall is because it is a reminder of how out of style I really am and how very little money I really have to spend on clothes. It's gonna take me a week to make myself feel better to know that it's ok to shop at Target and Walmart! :) Ok, I'll be alright. And the second reason why I don't go to the mall is because I now have two daughters who have discovered how fun the mall is! So, I promised them that we'd have a girl's night out and go shopping. We'll hit the girl's clothing shops so I don't have to remind myself of how I can't pair any clothing together. We were looking at one women's clothing store and Emily is picking stuff out for me. That's bad. Oh well, I was never very fashion consious anyways. Hey, if loafers were still in, I might be wearing them. Well, if I could get them past Todd anyways. I will admit, Todd buys me clothes. He is better about picking things out than me! I've got two girls who will be teenagers some day. I'll just wait to take lessons from them. hahaha

Here the girls are showing off their new earings. I was very impressed with Kate. She didn't even flinch, and she's the one I was worried about. She will not pull out any loose teeth because she is afraid of pain. So it will just sit there in her mouth forever. And whenever we have a flu shot, she gets real nervous. I was totally amazed. She did inform me that a shot hurts worse. And Emily isn't afraid of anything. She's my girl who will try almost anything. She is not scared. Although she still has a hard time asking Grandma for a drink of water. Go figure. Kate is funny. She is so paranoid that her ears will get infected that she is adament about keeping them clean. She reminds Emily to make sure to rinse her ears off after shampooing and to not get any hairspray or anything on her ears. And she will not let me forget to clean them three times a day! And don't forget to rotate the earing so it heals right! That is good. I'm glad she's so anal about it. I can't remember how old I was. I was thinking I was like ten or twelve when I had my ears pierced. Of course I had no idea how much it cost back then, but I was a bit surprised at how much I had to spend on these two little girls. I probably will never have any clothes to wear that are in style because I will be spending all my money on them! And I'm sure I will be loving it as well. It's hard to see them grow up, but as long as you have fun with them, it's all worth it. Now, what do you do when your six year old son wants his ears pierced too? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Valentine's Day

No, these are not cookies, these are biscuits. For breakfast we had biscuits and gravy and the kids wanted to cut out heart shaped biscuits. Well, then we decided it would be fun to make them pink as well. It was kind of weird at first when you go to take a bite of a pink biscuit. But, it tasted no different and it was fun. It even felt a little like playing with playdoh! And as you can see, Dane is always posing so lovely for the picture. He's a crazy kid.