act your age!?!

i don't care how old i am, or the fact that i'm married with children and moved out of my parents house over 12 years ago...it does NOT matter. what does matter!?! MY MOMMY'S FLYING TO KANSAS TONIGHT!!!!!

it's amazing how being a wife and mother i sometimes lose sight of the fact that i'm a daughter, and i need my mama....even at 32, she makes me feel like a little kid.

so, what am i planning to do with my wild mama!?! here's just few of our plans
***i'm gonna talk her ear off...and she's gonna talk mine off.
***we're going to get our hair "did"...cause my roots are freaking me out
***girl's pamper day...complete with pedicure and coffee
***beinets and praline bacon breakfast...mmm bacon
***kingdom comedy club...christian comedy club, it's clean and fun
***the hubby's softball tournament...please GOD let it be under 100 degrees
***we're going to laugh...it's what we do best
***HERE'S MY FAVORITE...putting up her artwork at mead's corner in wichita

i'm so proud of her, not only is she one of my best friend's, but she's a VERY talented artist. if you get a minute, check out her blog www.itiswrittenonmyheart.blogspot.com


All About 'Pri

you know those crazy facebook surveys? well, for fun, we thought capri should answer the questions.

1) What is your salad dressing of choice?
"um, well, i don't love salad."

2) What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
"dolci & joes, maybe 5 guys"

3) What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of?
"well, i like dinner"

4) What are your pizza toppings of choice?
"salmon in kansas city"

5) What do you like to put on your toast?
"nana's jam"

6) How many televisions are in your house?
"i don't know, but i like to watch fresh beat band"

7) What color cell phone do you have?
"pink with princesses"

8) Are you right-handed or left-handed?
"what does that mean?"

9) Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
"what were they called again?" (adnoids) "oh yeah, altoids"

10) What is the last heavy item you lifted?
"your purse, remember mama? oh, it's so heavy"

11) Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
"i don't remember" (hehehe)

12) If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
"i wanna be in the rat pack, how 'bout blue eyes" (not sure where that came from!)

13) How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
"oh, i love flit lops"

14) Last person you talked to?
"mama, i talkin' to you now"

15) Last person you hugged?
"daddy and gaven"

16) Favorite Holiday?
"my birthday cause i'm gonna be 6"

17) Favorite day of the week?

18) Favorite Month?
"december 1st is my birthday"

19) First place you went this morning?
"dolci and joes for breakfast"

20) What's the last movie you saw?
"annie" (then she burst into "tomorrow"...ahh the joys of annie)

21) Do you smile often?
"i smile when i'm happy"

22) Do you always answer your phone?
"mama, you won't let me"

23) What flavor drink do you get at Sonic?
"oh, i love that cranberry one, with ice"

24) Have you ever had a pet fish?
"i like to eat fish and salmon, that's a fish, but i don't pet them" (PETA would not be happy about that answer)

25) Favorite Christmas song?
"maybe jingle bells"

26) What's on your wish list for your birthday?
"i want a new kitchen with a paddle that fits in my drawer"

27) Plans tonight?
"i wanna go to the basement and play with my toys"

28) Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
"we went to target, we bought a toy box, homework and big boy panties for gaven"

i think she needs to fill out my surveys from now on...her answers are WAY more entertaining then mine. have a blessed day!!!


manna for moms

i've started doing a "mom" devotional each day while the kiddos have breakfast. it's such an amazing time to fill up my tank before i pour into theirs. at first i was just resourcing from biblegateway.com...which i liked, but then i fell upon an amazing site... called manna for moms. (www.MannaForMoms.com) the author, megan breedlove, has great mom perspective. i feel like she's real and i can also do a search for specific topics which is nice on those hard mornings when the house is a mess, the kids are a mess and i am a mess!

also, i want to report, that homeschool is still going great. i feel like the attachment issues we've been having with capri seem to completely subside during "school." i'm seeing her lightbulb go on right before my eyes, and there's nothing better!!! my relationship with the LORD has never been stronger as i feel that i'm a conduit for HIM when i'm teaching. capri keeps asking more and more about GOD...how cool is that!?!



after only four weeks of homeschooling...capri read her first word today!!!! i shouldn't be as proud as i am, but really, how can i not be!?! she's had such a difficult go of things and to see the lightbulb go on literally takes my breath away. i am SO enjoying homeschooling, sure, there are times it's hard, but i know that i'm doing what's best for them and GOD is giving me patience during school that can only come from HIM. I've loved seeing gaven get excited too. he's learning his colors and he's picking up a lot from the BIBLE stories too. capri can tell you every BIBLE character we've learned about since the day we started...her favorite...malachi!!!


St. Louis Arch

we had a great time visiting st. louis and our hotel was directly across the street from the st. louis arch. the kids had a blast going up in the elevator to look out over the city...mama, not so much (i HATE heights), but i put on my big girl panties and pretended like i was enjoying it (even if the pictures say otherwise).

daddy with capri linay

the girlie against the arch

little man being a goofball!