Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Moving right along...
It's been a really strange weather season in Texas since around April. We have been in a drought for the last two years and God has blessed us with the last two years of rain -- in three months. Normally by this time of the summer, the girls are tired of swimming, it's too hot to go outside and they are already bored. This summer has been a little different. MacKenzie is at camp this week, getting drenched by the looks of it. They will have a great time, none-the-less. When there is rain there are -- MUD FIGHTS! When I dropped her off yesterday she had a small meltdown. It is already difficult for me to leave my kids anywhere - but she had to make it somewhat harder. I cry at everything! Bob has always taken Katy to the airport when she travels somewhere - I just can't bear it. Isn't that the craziest thing? Anyway, I think MacKenzie was tired - we didn't go to bed in a very timely manner on Sunday night :( And then she didn't see her name on any of the bunk beds and when we finally found an open bed she was FAR away from ANYONE she knew. She cried and hid her face in the pillow and wouldn't talk to me. And what happen? SuperMom saved the day - and without even crying or getting upset:) Seems her name was on a bunk bed - next to her friends she had requested, but another little girl had taken it, without knowing. I don't think she or her mom were very happy at having to move, but she did. And MacKenzie was somewhat better, but the damage had been done. I am certain she is getting along fine now, but I still have that little worry in me. I guess that's just a "mom-thing".
And the best news of the weekend LANDRY USED THE BIG GIRL POTTY. Headline news, get the horns out and celebrate! Yes, I know it's a little too soon for all that, but my goodness, she's not even 18 months yet! She went again yesterday, so maybe we are on to something. My loving husband is happy to tell me this is just the first of many ups and downs in the potty-training department. Sometimes, he's just too realistic for me!
Yes, that was good news in itself, but maybe even better news was that I worked on finishing my kitchen back splash and it's 95% done. Here are some pictures...

It has been difficult finishing it, but we're about done. I'm happy with it. Turned out to be a much bigger job than I anticipated. But, what isn't?

posted at 9:43 AM

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Crazy people
Everyone tries to keep their blogs upbeat for the most part, don't you think? Who wants to go around and read a bunch of complaining or unhappiness? We definitely get enough of that turning on the TV or the radio or driving down the street.

Even so, this story needs to be told... I think many people have heard the story of Baby Kaleb in Tampa. There have been news stories (even in Dallas) about the response via MySpace that Kaleb's family has received about their tragedy. Kaleb was 5 months old last month when his babysitter injured him through shaken baby syndrome. He has been in PICU since May 9 fighting for his life. You can read Kaleb's story at http://www.myspace.com/kristyreynolds
I can't imagine anything happening to my children. My heart just aches for this family and what they continue to go through. The doctors do not hold much hope for Kaleb, but miracles do happen with the power of prayer. Please say a prayer for Kaleb and his family.

And on to more crazy people in my life... I've just found out that Katy's Dad has spent all her grandparents college fund savings trying to get his new business venture off the ground. One reason (of the many) that this is SO annoying is that for many years I have ignored the fact of non-payment of child support and lies and horrible behavior in knowing that her having the college fund would "make-up" for it in the long run. Bob and I never anticipated sending her to college,because since she was a baby, her grandparents have said they had that "taken care of".
It's a very horrible eye opening experience for all of us, especially since she just started driving and has been looking forward to getting her own wheels as well. Welcome to the real world, right? I just wish she didn't have to contend with the real world until after college. I was really praying for that, for her.

Aww, well. We'll figure something out. This verse helps me to remember who's in charge...

Trust God from the bottom of your heart. Don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go. He's the one that will keep you on track. ~ Proverbs 3: 5-6

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