Sunday, June 30, 2013
Fri, May 31st, GRADUATION DAY! ☺ We are so proud of our Police Officer! (who is asleep in one of mama and daddy’s recliners as I type bc he has had such a workout at work the past few days, they are doing physical training for this week and next) I was so proud that he got unanimously elected chaplain and was allowed to say a beautiful prayer at the ceremony. He was also excited to receive a hug from the Sherriff on his way through the diploma line. My parent’s came, daddy was in his uniform bc he had to come from work and go back to work after. My sis and her fam drove in all the way from Texarkana! We were so excited to have so much family to celebrate with. Bridge even let me use her camera! ☺ After we drove to Yamato’s in Tyler, a hibachi grill, for lunch. Mmmm…that was so good! Great experience. The little boys kept asking for more fire! ☺ We surprised Glenn with graduation presents. All 5 babies had actually kept quiet about getting daddy a gift! He got $ from my parents and my grandparents. Also a gift card from my sis and fam. After we left there, we headed to drop of books at a church for a used homeschool book sale the next day. I was so thankful that they allowed me to drop off my books later bc drop off was scheduled during Honey’s graduation that morning! Then we headed home to prepare for two of the boys last baseball games that evening. They played so well! Chris’ game was especially exciting. They won and Chris made the winning run!!! He has gained confidence and improved so much in just one season. He was excited to be dogpiled, lol, I however wasn’t so sure about a bunch of boys on top of my boy but he survived! ☺ That night Kirsten and the three littles spent the night with my parents bc we were leaving early to head into Tyler for the booksale and chris was going with us. Glenn was driving me in bc of threats of storms and it would give him time to study for his state test while I shopped. Sat, June 1st, Book sale day! Got up early to get to the sale in Tyler by 9. Shopped for a few hours! I always do! Found lots of great stuff, the kiddos think it’s Christmas when I get home from a booksale. lol After I shopped we still had to stay in Tyler to pick up the books that didn’t sell later in the afternoon so we went to lunch at Double Dave’s. I love that place. ☺ Then we headed over to the Scroll. No trip to Tyler is complete till you’ve went to the Scroll. lol Then it was time to get my leftover books but I sold a lot! Made almost what I spent. I think that is an excellent sale. After we got home, we unloaded the books, packed Silver back up and headed to Texarkana bc the guys were all going to a car show Sun afternoon. Sun, June 2nd, Church but Honey stayed at my sis’s house to study bc wanted to take the boys to the carshow but really needed to get some more studying in for his state test that he was taking Tues. Then we had a hurried lunch at my sis’s house and the guys left for the car show while us girls just crashed at the house. ☺ They had a good time, took lots of pics of which as I was looking through them I discovered several (ok, it was really only about three or four) pics of the same little girl in the pics Chris had taken! Oh my! He’s too young for that! lol I believe that pretty much concludes that weekend but not all of our busy-ness. Yes, there’s more! It will have to wait for the next blog post. Hopefully I will be able to get that one typed sooner than I did this one! ☺ Sorry to keep all my adoring (HA!) fans waiting for so long on pins and needles for this post.
Monday, June 10, 2013
We have been so crazy busy the past few weeks! I feel so out of touch with my mommy friends. I am missing my home time and I can tell a difference in the babies’ attitudes. We really value time to just be home. So, I thought I would share an overview of our past few weeks. I bet this takes more than one post. lol. I’ll start with the weekend of Mother’s day. We went to Texarkana for Ladies’ night out that Sat and Mother’s day that Sun. On the way home we were discussing Chris’s 11th birthday the next weekend and decided camping would be a good idea. So camping we went the weekend of the 19th. Fast forward to the next Sun and it found us in Texarkana again for my sis’s birthday! ☺ Since the next day was a holiday (memorial day) and they were going to head our way to celebrate, Kirsten spent the night with Elizabeth. Mon, May27th, Memorial day, family time, dryer dies! Tues, May 28th, I take the kiddos into town for storytime and shopping for their daddy. Yes, I braved the mall by myself with all 5! The boys actually acted like decent human beings, we found bday and graduation gifts and made it out in record time! PTL! ☺ Then we tried to get some school done and there was baseball practice. Wed, May 29th, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY! School in am, Kayson did stick painting. Left the house for an appointment, got that done. Decided to drive through Sonic for lunch, took them forever to get our food to us and then when the kid’s meals came out they all had Wonder Woman headbands in them! Now, my boys like superheros and they don’t mind Wonder Woman, if it had been just a Wonder Woman toy they would have been fine with that but you should have heard them when they discovered the Wonder Woman headband! They did NOT want to pretend to be Wonder Woman!! lol So My mom pages Sonic back and asks for different toys for the boys and they bring them Flash headbands! Awww….the boys were much happier! ☺ However, one of the boys Wonder Woman headbands had already been opened so I thought well Kayson is too small to really notice anyways so he will just keep it. Well, he was so excited about his “woman”! He would say, “My woman” and put it on. Then he dropped it and he said, “My woman! My woman fall!” We were laughing so hard! Then we headed to The Institute for Healthy Living to tour and join. We are members for a year and excited to start going. The facility is so nice! ☺ Then we made a quick trip to Kroger, met the guys at home and headed to China King for Honey’s bday dinner. After that it was off to a baseball game! Thurs, May 30th, We had a much, much, much needed day off! I can't even remember if we even accomplished anything on this day. We just sord of crashed! And thus we conclude part one of this crazy busy-ness. More details to follow in the next post. The next post will resume with Glenn's graduation from Police Academy! :)