Friday, June 27, 2008

Get Smart

My husband and I went to see this movie last weekend and we really loved it. It was so funny and of course Steve Carell can be hilarious just with a straight face. I never watched the old series but I think this is totally worth going to see. We had a great time with our kids in childcare and it felt like a real date. He even bought me popcorn and then a smoothy later. It was some much needed adult time.
It is amazing that I have seen this because I am always so behind in movies. The last movie I went to see was Enchanted!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I have been trying to do yoga these past couple of weeks. I do not get a chance everyday, but when I put Isaac down for his nap and Lillian has room time, I put in my video and do one of the 30 minute routines. Since I began, my back and shoulders have been giving me fits. I do not remember any time when they have hurt this bad except when I had a pinched nerve. It is a good thing in this case. I have terrible posture, I have come to realize. During the day now, especially if I skip a day of yoga, I notice my shoulders up around my ears and all hunched forward. When I put them back where they should go it feels so much better. Like I can breathe again. I feel like my spine is aligning.

I need to find a good instructor in my area, since Haley-O is a little far. I am very inflexible and sometimes I notice how off I am in my poses. I enjoy my videos, though and I do not really enjoy making a fool of myself in public, even at the gym. I have been having a great time learning, though and if the (beginning) poses are too difficult then I can stop if I feel like it.

So far I have really enjoyed the time I spend taking care of myself every day and breating fully is nice. I feel like I am strengthening my arms and legs and slowly working on my endurance. My favorite is when it is over, though. I love the relaxation techniques and every time almost fall asleep during before it is over and am startled when it is over.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I need a reminder

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world on iniquity. The tongue is so set among our memebers that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
James 3: 2-6

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Lillian is in that in between stage of growing up. Or, I should say one of the in between stages. At 4 and a half she is not a baby and not a big kid. She sleeps in a twin bed and has not slept with her bottom in the air for a long time, which says big kid. She uses my shampoo and conditioner, but I still wash her hair. She uses baby or kid body wash, but washes herself. She makes her bed, cleans her room, puts away her own laundry and even helps with other chores around the house occasionally. She memorized all of her AWANA verses this year and at the end of the year had memorized almost 20 verses. Sometimes, though, I still see a baby in her. She cries when she gets grumpy and frustrated. But then, she will say, "I'm sorry, I'm just grumpy." Sometimes she just wants to curl up in my lap, but she is getting so long and lanky that it just isn't comfortable for either of us for long. She is so great with her brother sometimes, and others it seems like she just can't help but pester him. She loves to dress up in her princess outfits, but then will put together an outfit that is really great and add lots of different accessories and tell me she is being a cool girl. In fact, she says all the time, "lets pretend we are cool girls". "Pretend?" I say. "We are cool girls." She is only 4 and 8 months and only getting ready to start pre-K, but she is such a big kid, too.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The good, the bad, and the odd.

-finally able to see the Allman's again and had way too much fun.
-Chris, Isaac and I got a sun burn at the beach in Destin
-Lillian had a blast playing in the waves
-she also had a fit when we saw two crabs. I thought she would never go in the water again
-Isaac's first trip to the beach was better than I ever could have thought. He loved digging and feeling the sand. He didn't even mind the water in his face, too much.
-Chris was stung by a jelly fish and had a bad blister on his foot from his sandals which blistered over and was filled with sand. Gross.
-I went to a fancy smancy grocery store and bought fresh made peanut butter and a 9 dollar carton of cookies. I think this was one of the highlights of the trip.
-Chris was finally able to go on a "date" with his friend Jason and see Indiana Jones. He really misses his buddy.
-We had so much fun we took about 5 pictures on our trip. Most of them I took in the morning before we had to check out of our condo.
-Learned that Alabama has weird city names, loves peanuts, and apparently does not ever clean their public bathrooms.
-Do not take advice from MapQuest. If it says go north on your trip to Florida, do not listen. Use your own good sense and just keep going south.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Great news. On the way home from picking up Lillian, my van was hit. Fun times. We stopped to eat at Sonic and then went next door to McDonald's to rent a movie and go to the bathroom. We were inside for maybe 5 minutes. When I came back out, there was a big swipe down the back side of the van. I was about to get in the van and just leave because what could I do, really, if the jerk just leaves. Just then a man gets out of his truck and hands me the license plate number and tells me it was a silver Impala. So, I called the cops. They took a report and then I called my insurance company. The entire time I felt like I was making a big fuss about nothing. Really, there is a big scrape but no dents or anything. Very minor damage. It's the principle, though. Who would just hit a car and then just leave? A criminal, that's who. A jerk, at least. So about an hour after I was back on the road the guy called me and apologized. He went to the police station and let them know what happened. After I got back home my husband took over all the phone calls and running that this has caused. I really wanted to just drop the entire thing after he called and apologized which is why I need my husband- to be strong for me. Then today I found out what kind of person does this- a mentally challenged person who was taking his sister to McDonald's. If I didn't feel bad enough already, now I feel terrible. The good news is he did not end up getting a ticket because of his handicap and because he tried to come back and find me and when he couldn't, he went to the police. So, I guess this can just be life experience for him. When you hit a car, stick around or leave a note. Do not get flustered and leave.