Saturday, January 22, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday

I was supposed to post this on Friday, but today is Saturday and I'm still going to post it (b/c afterall this IS my blog and what I say goes!)

1. I lost my camera charger about 2 months ago.  Boo!  But while hanging out with a friend she told me she had a universal charger that I could borrow.  I was so excited and let the battery charge all night.  The next morning I took these pics.  Not shortly after I was watching Halley take a picture when suddenly Mariah knocked the camera out of her hand and it crashed to the ground!  In less then 2 hours my camera was dead.  I was quite upset to say the least.  So, if any of you out there have an extra camera feel free to send it my way. 

2.  Eddie, Mason, and I are headed to BOSTON on Sunday.  I'm pretty excited.  We will be attending a seminar on support raising.  I've never been to Boston, so I'm looking forward to it although the cold weather doesn't exactly excite me.  This will be my 1st time traveling with a baby and I hope that it won't be my last on account of the stress.  I plan to nurse Mason A LOT in hopes that it will put him to sleep.  I get a little nervous thinking about how a crying baby can make the ride difficult for the passengers.  But, I'm going to give it a go.  Halley, Mariah, and Max are going to my parents. 

3.  Speaking of my parents, have I told you how wonderful they are?  They keep our kids at their home quite often!  It's a huge blessing.  Now that my brother and his wife have had twins, they help them constantly too.  My parents are both retired thanks to God's grace and Dave Ramsey.  Their lack of debt is paying off in huge dividends to our family!

4.  Max is nearly potty trained!!  Woo hoo...can I get an AMEN?!  It was hard work but consistency, snacks, bribes, a kitchen timer, persistance, and partying like it was 1999 with every victory, paid off!!  Here's the little guy doing his thing!

(yes, that is a pink potty.  he has an older sister, what can I say?!!)

5.  My goal of only washing clothes that I know I can fold, dry, and put away in the same day is proving quite helpful.  Twice this week I got all the clothes washed and that's no small feat considering that we are a family of 6.

6.  Anyone have suggestions for what I can do to get the little guy pictured above to stop screaming?  He constantly whines and screams at the top of his lungs.  I've always enjoyed peace and quiet, but that rarely happens anymore.  Ironically, I certainly get the quiet I oh-so-crave when I go to see the gynecologist!!

7.  Looking for a good read?  Check out When I Lay My Isaac Down by Carol Kent. 

In this book, Carol, a Chrisitian women chronicles how she finds hope in the Lord after her 28 yo son is charged with the murder of his wife's ex-husband.  Sorry, for the very brief synopsis...Mason is screaming, the twins are fighting, Halley is playing dress up, and my house is a WRECK!  Now how's that for a dose of reality?!

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