Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Everything Skit

Amen in Motion @ MPUMC. Wyatt is the last temptation, suicide.  This skit is powerful and makes me cry every time I watch it.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


If you have a child that is of the male species, you can understand this frustration. all members of this clan, expect you to be able to read their minds.
Convo with the almost 15 year old:
Him: Here is the track form.  They need the checks ASAP.
Me: K, so you need the uniform and the sweatshirt?
Him: We are getting those slicky suits that are like a sweatsuit but not a sweatsuit.
Me: What?
Him: Like the ones Fries had last year for wrestling.
Me: ?
Him: The ones that are loud.
Me: Ohhhh, the ones that old ladies wear?
Him: Not nice, but I guess.  So I need a check.
(I write out a check and had it to him)
Him: You combined the two amounts?  I need TWO separate checks.
Me: Why didn't you say that to begin with?
(I tear up the first check and give him TWO checks)
Him: WHAT!  I need a check for the uniform AND the track suit, and a check for the sweatshirt.
Me: How much is the first one?
Him: The same amount as the one you tore up.
Me: Step.Away.From.My.Stool.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love This

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own, and you know what you know.
And you will be the guy who'll decide where you'll go.
Oh, the places you'll go."

Dr. Seuss

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Showing Off

Showing Grandpa and Uncle Clay the ropes.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Words of Wisdom

(Hubs received this via text from a friend to tell the Buddy)

Chicks dig casts and scars!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


 The very nice doctor at the urgent care Saturday evening, suggested we go to OrthoCarolina Urgent care on Sunday morning for the cast.  They are open from 10-2.
 We were there right at 10 and he was the first patient.  No waiting or anything.  Everyone was super nice and joked around with S and made him comfortable.
 The doctor was quite impressed with the splint, but not at all impressed with the x-rays. So we had four new ones taken.  The removal of the splint allowed me to change his shirt so we didn't have to cut the other one.  It is one of his favorites.
 After they all made sure he didn't want pink, they gave him a red one.  The doctor told him the red ones turn pink after a few days, but he wasn't falling for that.
Because the break is up a ways from the wrist, the cast had to go above his elbow so he can't twist his arm around during the healing.  We go back next Monday to see how everything is coming along.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Skating is Dangerous Business

 Saturday, after their basketball game, the buddies were invited to a birthday party at the skating rink.  Here everyone is all smiles about thirty minutes before the accident.  (I would like to thank our amazing neighbors for driving the other boys home for me, you guys ROCK)
 And, as you have probably guessed, here we are in the urgent care after S had a fall on his right arm.
 He forced out a brave smile for me as we waited on the x-ray results.  The cardboard is a makeshift splint from the skating rink.  They filled it with baggies of ice.
 The results.  Yep, broken.  One broken and one bent.  Good times.
He was really starving by this point.  It was around 4:45 when the fall took place, and around 7:30 by this time.  He said the splint made the pain go away, and he was ready for McDonalds.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jumping Ramps

Poor fellow made this jump ALL day, until the camera came out.  (He is fake crying because Daddy was laughing at his fall.  He was fine.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Being Twelve is Tough

 What are you doing? Taking a picture on the lift?  Fine do it, but I'm not going to smile.
 Another one?  Dad!  Stop, put the phone away.  
 You (haha) can't make me smile, stop (smirk) taking pictures.
I'm turning my head now (laughing) stop....put the phone away.  MOM! He's taking pictures again!