Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Here was our day. We dropped Jordan off at the school, and off to run some errands. We got Austin's picture taken. Looked around Wal-Mart for a short time. The boys were looking for G.I. Joe stuff, not a single item was found. I did, however, find curtains for the boys rooms on clearance. I was quit pleased with that. Then we went to JcPenneys. I need khaki pants for work. I am having an awful time finding them. What a time for our company to change from black to khaki pants for our uniforms, the same time that Wal-Mart starts requiring khaki bottoms on their employees, and also while it is summer and all you can find easily (and inexpensively) is short pants. UGH!!! Okay, here is our Penny's experience. I found and tried on a pair of khaki pants quick, then in line, which was forever long, the boys are messing around. Loudly, but funny. They were smacking each other in the face, doing Indian burns on the arm, giving shots with there fingers, and laughing hysterically. It was very comical, the lady behind me in line was even laughing. I just chuckled, because they were being so silly. We made it out of there with no big problems. Then to the goodwill store. Which, by the way, I found alot of neat stuff. They were in heaven. They spent the entire time we were there in the back, where all the household stuff, toys and just misc stuff is. They hit the jackpot. Zach bought some binoculars and Austin found a 35mm camera, manual camera that. They were so thrilled, carefully inspecting everything they were considering buying. It was so fun to watch. Then to the $$ store to get some film. HOT DOG!!! They were all set up to be spies now. Isn't that funny. It was so fun to just step back and watch them shop and plan and all the neat things little boys do. In the end I was so happy that the Lord had helped me change my attitude and enjoy the boys so much more yesterday. Sometimes it is so easy to be busy doing the "work" of the day that I forget to enjoy the moments I have with my kids. It is hard to beleive that in 5 years Jordan will be off to college, and in only 10 years my youngest will be there. UGH!!! My how time flies.
Well, off to get some housework done before we go out for the evening.
Friday, June 08, 2007
My flowers are blooming. The rose I wasn't so sure would rebloom this year. I don't know much about flowers at all. It looked kind of dead to me, but we pruned all the dead branches and this came up. I really haven't been able to caputre how pretty the color really is, it is a mustard yellow color. Beautiful. Then we planted the lillies last year, and they grew so much already. I have yellow and an orange color. They hadn't bloomed when I took the picture. The landscaping is looking quit lively this year. We can't do alot at a time, so the first year we planted some hasta and the grass plant, then last year was the lillies, this year a truck load of mulch.
Jordan chose to have a cheesecake, instead of a traditional cake. He wanted cherries on it also. The picture didn't turn out the greatest, but oh well. He also got to pick the meal for the day.
Steak cooked on the wood fire in the back yard. YUMMY!
Green Bean casserole
Chessy hashbrown casserole
On Saturday we took the boys swimming it was a beautiful day. Then Sunday we had the Jordan birthday meal and watched the last of the Lord of the Rings movies. It was a nice relaxing weekend with the boys.
Friday, June 01, 2007
In 90 days he'll get a pair of perscription safety glasses, paid for by the city. He gets a $5 a week clothing allowance. That is nice since in the winter he'll need good winter clothing for when he has to plow snow. They will pay for him to get his CDL license, and they are going to start helping him learn. I can't think of anything else at the moment. I do know that his moods are much more calm, and he is not so exhausted in the evenings when he comes home from work.
Jordan will be 13 this weekend. It is supposed to be hot, so I think we'll go swimming tomorrow and then let Jordan pick his meal on Sunday. I'm guessing it'll be steak on the grill. That is his usual request for his birthday. Jordan is going to a science camp for the next 2 weeks. It is only during the day, and then they take a 3 day camping trip in the end. It should be a great learning experience for him. He is real excited about it.
Well, have a blessed day. I must get somethings done before I go to work this evening.