Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What a Feeling!!!!

Okay, Okay, I am back!! Again thank you, for checking on my blog.....sorry AGAIN, it's been slim pickins over here lately in blog world! Anyway, I just HAD to blog today, because.......I feel like shouting from the rooftop that our computer is FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!! There aren't enough exclamation marks in the world to capture my excitement. We have had the same, painfully annoying, problem with our computer since day one. It would shut down without any notice what-so-ever, multiple times a day, hour, even minutes!! You would be in the middle of typing, listening to music, whatever, sometimes you could just walk by the computer and it shut down, seriously, no lie!! Sorry if i am going on and on, but like Irene Cara in Flashdance, I am singin What a Fellin today!!!! As I type and listen to my music on my playlist right now, I still have that "fear" that it will shut down, ahhh, but all is well. You really do take simple things in life for granted.
Enough of that topic. Spring is in the air, like my friend Julie blogged about today too. I am soo ready for the warm weather to hang around. My new weeping cherry tree is starting to pop and all my perineals are coming in nicely. I always kick myself every spring for not planting tulip bulbs in the fall. Tulips are my all time favorite flower, but it seems like in the fall, I just don't feel like hasseling with them. There is a little birds nest in our evergreen bush too, That should be exciting, yet I kinda dread knowing it is there too, because now I will have to worry about a baby falling out of the nest, etc. This post is really starting to ramble, so I will end it. But how can I STOP typing, knowing the computer is good to go:) Happy Spring to you all!! What is exciting in your yard today?

***update*** OH NO!!! WHAT?? The computer SHUT DOWN 2 times last night...back to the drawing board. S*%%&$#!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Break in St.Louis

As soon as the weather began to turn warmer, I was SOOOOOO wishing we could be spending this years Spring break in Florida again. We LOVE to visit with Grandma and Grandpa R, and see the Orlado sites and visit the ocean!! BUT, the economy being what it is, just didn't lend us a trip this year. As it turns out, the weather here in St. Louis is BEAUTIFUL!!! I decided early on, that the kids and I would just enjoy a simple, at home spring break. And although a few fleeting moments of motherly guilt crept in (about not going to the zoo, grant's farm, etc). I have to say, we are having such a relaxing, stress-free week. The kids have been enjoying simple pleasures this week, like, staying up late and then SLEEPING in til 9am(heavenly choir singing), playing outside together, stopping at Mcdonalds for a shamrock shake, taking a walk around the neighborhood with Dewey and just taking in the spring sights and sounds.....oh yeah, and yesterday we went to the dentist!!! Nothing says spring break fun, like the dentist!!! Seriously though, both kids were way overdue (Brooke had never even been before!) It was one of those things I was putting off until work slowed down and money sped up:) We talked up the whole experience, and Brooke actually enjoyed it! She sat for all 4 xrays (they were only going to attempt 2, but she did so well that they took them all, what a good girl). Chase went first, so that Brooke could see what was next for her, which couldv'e been good or bad, luckily it was good. Chase was sooo brave and didn't even vulcan-sp grip the chair!! He, unfortunately inherited Mike's, not so strong, teeth and has to go back for some sealants to cover some weak teeth that are coming in. NO cavaties for either though!! They loved picking out stickers, new toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and a toothbrush holder! And of course, we HAD to celebrate with a Mcflurry from our fav place, afterwards!!
The BEST thing about this week for me has been little to no stress!! Which has been glorious!! It truly has been nice to just "BE" with my family. I also am lovin all the perinneals popping up and the buds on the trees!! What a beautiful time of year! Hope you all are enjoying your week, What have YOU been up to???

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I know it's been awhile......

Hello all!! And let me begin by saying sorry. I KNOW it has been about a year since my last post.....Hey, I've been workin here! Anyway. Thanks to everyone who has been checking all the time to see if i have posted yet. I broke a thousand visitors this week, wahoo!!! I visited this one girls blog who, get this, has over 2 MILLION visitors. Man, would that be awesome!!!
I was thinking about what to blog today, because I actually have the morning off, so i knew I'd better blog something. It seems we have been sooo busy over here, yet there has been nothing Blog-worthy. The first thing that came to mind was church on last Sunday. First, I have a multiple choice question for you: What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about going to church?
1. I don't go to church
2. I HAVE to go to church, so I go.
3. I choose to go to church, but am bored while there and don't get much from it.
4. I love church, and can't wait to go each Sunday.

I have personally answered every "choice" throughout the 40years of my life. But, am soo glad to say, that #4 is my answer now!! We LOVE our church and GET to go every Sunday. One of my favorite parts is Worship, which is standing and singing before the Lord. The first 3 songs playing on my playlist are the songs we sang this past Sunday....and they are my favorite!! We have a worship team that consists of electric guitars, bass guitars, drums, piano, regular guitar and sometimes harmonica. Let me tell you, they can jam with the best of them. So many times you feel like you are at a concert! I love music and LOVE this part of our service! We are also blessed with an AWESOME pastor and the people all make you feel at home. You can check it out here www.westspringschurch.com

(IN)COURAGE -SO great...check it out!

CHASE

CHASE

BROOKE

BROOKE

DEWEY

DEWEY

SPANKY

SPANKY

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