Monday, February 16, 2009

Bits and Pieces

*I have been asking myself lately when I used to fit blogging in?!! Holey Moley! This month I am lucky to find time to put on deodorant.

*Valentine's Day was lovely. Our little family had a Valentine's Breakfast, which was nice since our Valentine's evening consisted of the oh, so, romantic Valentine's Day Basketball Game. The best thing about the evening? 2 of my awesome friends keeping me company through an exciting/stressful basketball game.... AND.... ORU won! Love you too, honey- that's a great present any day of the year. (I did get flowers - below - and a very sweet card).

*Not that we had mac and cheese for our Valentine's Breakfast, but speaking of food, am I the only one who is amazed at how different Mac and Cheese seems the older my kids get? When they were little, one box of mac and cheese went on and on. It was like the fishes and loaves. Now, I stir up a pan of it and it looks like such a piddly little pile of pasta. It's just a strange feeling that I can't quite get over for some reason.

*Here is our energy-filled little boy at the beginning of his basketball game this past Saturday. At Upward games, they announce the names of the kids (Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke) and they run out and get all excited. Luke may get a little more excited than most. He has a lot of gusto.
*All your comments on my last post really encouraged me, complete with the necessary round of tears. If you ever get that Loser Mom feeling yourself, take a look at all those comments. I completely intended to personally respond to every single one of them... they truly lifted me up!!! Thank you so much for your thoughts and encouragment. This is a better week. Plus I had a crazy friend who called me at 7:30 AM on Saturday just to make sure I wasn't missing our bball pictures. Ha! Nikki - I miss your Florida-living self.

*Oh, and the lesson? The bigness of God's grace and that I in my human condition need to extend that grace to all people. I need to quit looking at that speck in other's eyes when there is a log in my own. Cuz I was on the other end of that and it did not feel good.

*One thing I am so busy with right now (besides life in general) is being in charge of Teacher Appreciation Week for our school in April (220 people). The theme is JEE Faculty and Staff: YOU ROCK! We are incorporating a rock and roll theme and it is going to be so fun! Though right now it feels like a full time job. Having meetings, organizing activities, contacting people, getting donations, being creative and just thinking it all through. Woh!

* I sure miss reading your blogs too! I just haven't. been. able. to. :( I miss the bits and pieces that you share. You know me, always getting inspired by you! Miss you!

*Oh, and Elle Belle who is always taking pictures, grabbed my camera and took one of herself. I love the crumbs on her cheeks and how her freckles pop. So Ellie. I love that little girl. I love her to pieces.
*Good night, my friends! Blog and non-blog! I know you are out there. XOXOXO.

9 Wonderful Responses:

Kathleen said...

What a great re-cap. I'm in the same boat as you are blogging-wise. I can't find the time...or the words right now in the hustle and bustle of life!

Have a great week!

Melinda said...

Wow! You have had a busy month. Glad you all had a wonderful Valentine's.

Shannon said...

Ooo! The teacher appreciation thing sounds way fun - but busy! Love the Ellie pic - too cute. Glad to hear you are having a better week. : )

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

I am in the non-blogspot! But I am laughing enough to burn a few calories over your "This month I am lucky to find time to put on deoderant" statement! Wow! Now that is busy!

Michelle said...

I am so glad you are having a better week. I am also glad you have a wonderful Valentines day.

4 Lettre Words said...

So glad that things improved, and it sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Love all the pics, as usual!

DeeBee said...

I'm glad to hear that someone else has not had time to read blogs as of late. I haven't read blogs or been posting to mine on a regular basis.

That picture is a keeper!

Audra Krell said...

Hi Annie girl,
Great to read what you've been up to. I seriously thought I was the only one that noticed Kraft was skimping on the ole Mac and Cheese. The Fishes and Loaves comment is HILARIOUS!!! So true my friend....now everyone needs their own box.

Baloney said...

I'm with you. Hardly time to breathe right now!
Is that Mr. Barnes coaching your son in Upward? Just curious.
Cute pictures. :)
Love the catch-up.