Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Asleep at the Bar

I've been pushing his nap as late in the day as possible. It makes him less grumpy when he's forced to be out in the morning and unable to nap. It also makes my life easier if all the kiddos can eat lunch at the same time.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Brotherly Love

Playing in the pool

Got this sweet pic as they were coming in.

Sent from my Samsung Captivate(tm) on AT&T

New Orleans

David received an impromptu invitation to speak at the Republican Leadership Conference. Did he do well, or what?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thanks to the extended tv. Other one blew.

Our TV blew out about 2 weeks ago. One night David was watching it after we'd all gone to bed and it popped. Poof. No TV. We had the extended warranty so we weren't too worried. The Geek Squad came out and determined the screen was cracked (we didn't know, very hard to see the crack) and said that that voided the warranty b/c cracks are caused by impacts. We are feeling very "had" at this point. David insisted there was no impact and wanted to talk to someone else. Dude said he'd write it up as cracked screen-no impact... but he didn't. He wrote it up as impact. The crack started at the edge, behind the frame of the TV. As you can see, it is up above our fireplace. There is no Wii hooked up... no remotes to accidentally go flying... nothing hit the TV. It made a big "boom/pop" kind of sound, and that was that.

David talked to several more people. Called Panasonic... who was helpful, but what did they have to lose? It wasn't their warranty. Finally got somewhere with Best Buy after the Panasonic people told him they could tell if crack was caused by impact if they took the TV apart and looked... so David pushed for that. They eventually decided it wasn't worth the effort and replaced the TV with a comparable model.

And yey for me, I like the comparable model much better. I hate having a massive TV. Only agreed to the first one b/c we got such a good deal. This one looks slightly less obnoxious with the smaller frame and since it is thinner, it is closer to the wall.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sent from my Samsung Captivate(tm) on AT&T

Sent from my Samsung Captivate(tm) on AT&T

Someone is happy to have his sissy home

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Noah singing at JoyWorks.

That would be MY son. So proud.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I sort of updated... I added captions to pictures. You'll have to click on "older posts" twice to see all the updates I've done.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It all fit!

This is fish if you can't tell :) Marinated in soy sauce/oil/lemon juice with lemon zest, fresh ginger, and fresh garlic. It was good, but the kids weren't too much of a fan (except Abigail, she'll eat anything).

THE best way to cook corn. If I don't have time to soak it in water, it still works. This time I soaked it in salt water for a couple hours only b/c I had the time and nothing else to do... slap it on the grill and turn it every once in a while. Doesn't even need butter (and this from someone who puts butter on EVERYTHING)

Becca Sanders
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He did NOT want his picture taken. I have several before this one where he started crying as soon as the phone faced him.

Becca Sanders
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See the dinosaur egg pinata? Had I had the time... I would have done the paper mache over a balloon... but I didn't :( So brown paper bag it was... he didn't care. It is the busting and candy that matters.

Becca Sanders
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For so long, she put off being like "that." It is all there in full force now unfortunately. She didn't want to have her picture taken with her brother. Lord let this pass...

This is the forced smile I got when I made her smile... ugh

Lori's little guy who shares Elijah's birthday. Born at the same hospital within a few hours of each other.

Elijah and his "best dinosaur friend" Liam

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

had just taken a bath... with one red croc on. We've had this one red croc since Elijah was a baby. Hand me down E didn't even get to wear b/c we lost one of them... but I haven't had the heart to throw the one away... knew as soon as I did, it's match would show up. Levi kept wanting to show us his red shoe, but he was naked and I wanted to take a picture of him in the rubik's cube!


Family night during VBS

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let me in let me in

This is what I see throughout the day. So cute. She just stares at me until I realize it and let her in :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

wonderful blessing to see your kids to lead worship

THIS was the biggest blessing I've had in a long time. To kick off VBS, the kids of the regular leaders in worship sang the worship songs in church. Complete with harmony :) They were so good... here's a little snippet.