Thursday, June 11, 2009

10 on the 11th - Better Late than Never Edition

It's fitting that I'm a day late to Meredith's Ten on the 10th carnival. I've been behind on everything for about a month now, and so I'm going to commemorate this tardiness with a 'Better Late than Never' edition- 10 things I meant to blog about the last week but didn't:

1. I intended to post about the fact that we took a mini-vacation in May, where we, among other places, visited a Bass Pro Shop. I have never been to such a place, and am pretty sure I stood with my mouth wide open as I took in my first glimpses of this manly disneyland. See this? This is on the second story:

My son took up archery this year, so we visited the indoor range while we were there. I loved seeing him turn into this focused sportsman:

Another thing that I loved seeing was watching my son be so sweet and patient with his sisters. A sheer miracle:

I didn't take any pictures of my trip to Anthropologie or White House Black Market on this mini vacay, so you'll just have to imagine me browsing with a dreamy smile on my face.

2. Also meant to blog also about our amazing thunderstorms last week. I know you non-SoCal gals are getting tired of the inclement weather, but I for one am happy, happy, happy. I know what's around the bend, and I am savoring the cooler temperatures as long as I can.
Anyway, I was awed by all the incredible clouds. I took 64 pictures... not even one captured the spellbinding sights, so it never made it to the web. Here's a fun one, though:

3. Oh yeah! My son promoted out of 8th grade! He received a special honor for his achievement in Bible class. I cried like a baby, vowed to blog all about it, then promptly got too busy.

I can't get over how much taller he is than me.

4. Wanted to also tell you about the High School he's headed to next year. In fact, I still do. I'll come back and blog about that later.

5. My girls played flute in the All District Band Concert. They impressed me. Here are pictures:

6. Composed a whole post in my head about people who let their children scream through band concerts. Was a scathing rant that lost steam by the time I got home. If I had mobile blogging capabilities, I would have given all those crazies a piece of my mind during intermission. I mean, seriously! If you have a loud kid, take them outside until they are no longer loud! This counts double in libraries, informative meetings, and band concerts. Uh oh, better move on, I'm getting riled up again!

7. I'm still working on my excessive fatigue problem. I started a part two of my D-Ficient post in which I whine about the fact that although I am following orders, I am still testing poorly in the Vitamin D department, and I am still so tired I feel like I am in my first trimester (remember THAT feeling ladies?) even though I REALLY AM NOT PREGNANT. (praise God) Then, I remembered that I hate whining, so I scrapped it.

8. Hey, how did THIS get in here?

9. I got a sewing machine for Mother's Day! I am so excited, since this is my first project:
I do know why I never posted on this one, though. I haven't gotten beyond cutting out the pattern. I am apparently worse about completing sewing projects than I am posting blog entries.

10. I've also owed you an update on a couple of things I asked you to pray for. a) My sister-in-law & brother are recovering from the loss of their baby a couple of weeks ago. We're all very sad, but grateful that my SIL is okay. Still, very very sad for them. Please continue to pray as they adjust to life without this baby they dreamed about. b) My unbloggable situation is still unbloggable. God is moving in a very obvious way, and there are glimpses of hope everywhere, but it's by no means smooth sailing. In fact, the seas are rough and unpredictable, and heartbreaking. Still, I know the One who calmed the sea with just his Words. I'm clinging fast to His promises, and feeling a special comfort knowing I'm being held up by Him and supported through your prayers. Thank you doesn't seem enough....

Alright, this is getting long and sappy- I'll leave you with this...

When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.

Isaiah 43:2



whimzie said...

Thank you for catching us up on the His Girl goings on. No wonder you haven't filled us in: you've been too busy living NEW stuff to write about. (Apparently it's End Everything With a Preposition Day....of.

You have some precious Bible-knowing, flute-playing kids there, His Girl! No wonder you look like such a proud mama (with cute hair) in your pics!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

First, let me just say your girlies are too cute! And your son? Very handsome!

LOVE the storm cloud pics. Weather fascinates me.

And Chipotle? I ate there (over there-->)(sorry, not old for me yet) in your honor this week. ;)

Glad you joined the fun!

(I also meant to go back and comment on your post about curbing gossip...that was SO good...and I loved how you changed course mid-stream. Those words are some I can and will remember! Thanks!)

care-in said...

Thanks for catching us up!! I'm probably a little over sensitive when it comes to Miss Evie making noise. I agree with you!

IdahoAngie said...

#6 is a pet peeve of mine also. Our daughter had a school musical and I told the music teacher I would record it for her. Nothing but screaming kids. And then I couldn't edit their irritating sound out of the video. So the teacher got a video of kids singing that you could not hear because there were about 20 kids screaming louder then the kids on the stage were singing with the help of a sound system no less! Oh and the stupid.. yes I said stupid.. Parents were asked to take their kids out to the lobby if they got that loud.. not one single parent did. I was ready to drag their kids out myself. So I can TOTALLY RELATE!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

So good to catch up with you. I could probably do the same thing in a blog post. My blogging has been so scant lately, and will be even more so in the next few weeks. But all for good reason :-)

Shanda said...

I love that Scripture! Your daughter has cute shoes!

The "eye" of the storm is awesome!

I miss Chipotle...not one close by where we live here. Used to be a favorite of mine.

Praying. Blessings!

MyShilohRanch said...

I hope everyone clicks on your storm picture - the "eye" is EXTREMELY cool and a little chilling!

Props to God, BASS PRO SHOPS, your handsome, beautiful, and gifted children, your storm pic, and to you for taking pics of those 2 special events that I could not attend! You now have a wonderful young J-man and 2 mini-yous ... SO grown up! So cute pics of the girls playing! Those legs, cover them up at every opportunity! ;)

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

you had a lot to catch us up on. good thing you had this link thing to do it in. very savvy of you.

Gretchen said...

Lurved ALL the pictures. Your girls are getting so tall, too. Great photos of you and the manchild, too. Good looking family, indeed. get the busy girl hall pass. Still praying over the unbloggable. xxxooo

Brandy said...

Cool! A Sewing machine!! Go to it! I loved having matching aprons with my mom when I was small. I meant to tell you - but you may l already know - they have pattens for bitty twins clothes! ( If the girls are still liking them.)

Kellie said...

Oh, I love me some Anthropology and BHWM. Just very fun vacation material.

Also, my mom just went through a high fatigue low Vitamin D, high calcium issue and she had a sick para thyroid (not her thryoid) have your Doctors mentioned anything about this?

Enjoyed reading this post! And thought it was great that you were gracious enough with yourself (and us) to not be limited to keeping your 10 on the 10th!