Please Help!

This weekend my step daughter was in a bit of trouble. She had tattled! I know, its that terrible thing that all kids do when they are young. Tattling is a no-no in our home. It always has been a rule, always will be.

Her dad was pretty angry, and had her sit down at the table with pencil and paper and told her to write “I will not tell on anybody for any reason ever again, so help me God.”

In her defense, it was only said once, and she didn’t have time to write it all down. She asked me to help, and we called her dad back. He got tickled because no one could remember the whole thing, but we finally got it and decided that she had learned her lesson…for today.

An hour later, we sat down to eat, and my husband hands me the paper while he’s giggling like one of our girls.

You may need to open this in a new window and zoom in to read the line she wrote.

So I’ve been playing around with a new toy…

From Big Huge Labs here’s a little something fun.

Vintage Photobooth strip

1. Our First Pic, 2. hotel pics, 3. hotel pics 031, 4. Multimedia message

13 Funny things

I need to lighten things up around here so I thought I’d share some really fun things that I’ve seen, heard or done lately. In no particular order here’s 13 funny things for this week:

  1. My dog Dottie has a new trick. Picture my middle son laying on the couch, shirtless with arms above head. Enter Stage Right: My daughter with a slice of ham and Dottie following, tongue wagging. Kayla tears the ham into small pieces and puts it on Austins bare armpit. With a little cajolling, Dottie gobbles up the ham and Austin is wiggling and squealing with delight. Kayla and myself, howling with laughter as Dottie begs for more! Video will be on YouTube just as soon as they can figure out how to do that.
  2. The new puppy’s favorite cuddly spot has been found. An old soft sided lunchbox/cooler. I must take pics of this to confirm, but its adorable!
  3. One of my favorite pick-me-ups would be the website People of Walmart. Yes I’d love to breastfeed my next baby, but isn’t this a little too much?
  4. I”m thinking of writing an alternate post for my About page like Amy does here on her blog Amy’s Musings. Maybe It will include the part about me talking to and Angel the other day.
  5. Oh yeah, I talked to a very cool man the other day that I can’t seem to go an hour without thinking about. He’s very “mystical” and could possibly be a hippie/Indian/angel. Um, angel for sure! Amazing guy to say the least.
  6. I tied my fiance up and tickled him until he wet his pants. Well at least that’s what I really wanted to do, but he’s not ticklish at all. Bummer.
  7. ElfYourself. Nuff Said. So you Like Hip Hop? Ok, that one was a little silly, how about the singing one instead. Maybe you’d rather see this from that Disco/John Travolta Movie what was that again? Ok if you are up for it, this one is pretty traditional, 40’s on 4 style.
  8. How we celebrate all of this cold weather down here in the South. Go hang out at the Beach, of course!


    #8 The Southern Snowman

  9. We kinda decorated the inside of the Polka Spot Farm…do you dare check it out? ROFL! I warned you!
  10. The funniest, I’m gonna start the Couch to 5k Monday, yea! I need some cool running clothes and an over the shoulder bolder holder that will actually keep the boulders in the right place, anyone know where to look? Come Join us!
  11. I have all of these handmade ideas in my head, fabric bought for them and all and I haven’t even started! Who does that? I’m so crafty, I’ve gotten myself out of everything I planned this year! yay me!
  12. I’ve officially started my baking for the season. Wait, I keep having to change my recipes because I don’t have butter. What household goes through all kinds of butter without telling the residential chef? And who told the Pastor’s wife that 2 7 year old girls could help me make 6 dozen cookies this weekend? And how do I say no to said 7 year old girls because the Pastor’s wife said it would be ok? Hmm…
  13. I think my next trick is to paint Santa Scott’s nails in his sleep. I could do anything to him in his sleep and he’d never know it these days. It’s totally hilarious. This morning he told me that I’d made my first mistake, but not in so many words. He was pretending to be mad at me all day, and I pretended to be mad at him. It’s great to be able to yell at someone that you love and they laugh it off, cause they do the same thing to you. I’m burning so many calories laughing til I cry then crying til I laugh these days.

Happy Thursday 13!

Thankful for meeting Maw

I’m so thankful that I got to meet Scott’s grandmother back in the summer. The time I’ve spent in her home has made me feel like a part of her family already. To know that she put all of her faith in God on her worst days inspired me. Even when she was not talking in her right mind (to us) she was talking to the Lord. There were times where she would talk to people that had already passed on, or children that we could not see. She was concerned for them. She always put others first. The love that she instilled in all of those in her family is such a legacy that I strive to leave.

Maw was such a strong woman. She was the cornerstone of her family, and her community. In the few short months that I knew her, she really made an impact on my life. I’m so thankful that she came into my life, if even for such a short time.

Thankful during Ida

I’m thankful that we have the over abundance of news sources, unlike many years ago. The technology today means that I know what to expect and prepare my family for. I’m thankful that we have a very sturdy and storm weathering home. We are very thankful for what God has given us, and is standing by our sides through all of the storms of life.