Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New Link

Joel uploads photos of youth group stuff to Flickr. If you're interested, take a look. Most of the photos are from our missions trip to Germany, but a few are from recent teen things.
This photo is from the Tigers game...and one of Camden's first gum-chewing experiences.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My tree..well, sort of.

Our neighbors have a huge tree in their front yard. Each fall the leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow, and I love how it looks. Being from New England, I am very picky about fall color. I think I'll always prefer NE color to everywhere else. Anyhow, they neighbors were trimming branches off of the tree yesterday! I am so disappointed. They've ruined the best tree on this street! Nevermind that they were playing some wretched music (definately not anything by the Pettit team or the Wilds.)
Now I guess I'll have to rely on pictures from magazines to get my fall fix. One good thing is that the apples and cider here are terrific. We don't have Macks Apples, but Blakes will suffice I guess.

Just Clowning Around

Yesterday I let Camden pick out clothes for himself and Josiah. The photo shows that he has quite a knack for style!! By the way, he thinks a tie can be worn with ANY shirt that has a collar.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Out of the mouth of my boy

I keep telling myself I shouldn't be so surprised when Camden says or does something funny. After all, he is a child - children do funny things. I guess I'm just easily amused which isn't the worst thing in the world. I'm rarely bored.
Last night Camden went to the grocery store with me. I was quickly reminded why I usually go by myself! Ha ha. I ended up with more kid-friendly food than is typical.
As we went up and down the aisles, Camden frequently held his hand up to his ear and talked on his "phone."
"Daddy, now we are going to buy pudding." "I fink I should get the Turtle fruit snacks because I am a free-year-old now. Is that a good idea?"
Now, picture me in the frozen food section with Camden 10 feet away yelling, "MOMMMYYYY, do WEEEEEE need BBBRRRROOOOCCCCOOOOLLLLIIII????" Yes, Camden - but I already put it in the cart.
On the way home I was rehearsing with Camden some important facts I want him to know. His phone number, where he lives, etc. He asked me, "Do we live in Southwest Carolina?" "No," I replied, "but Aunt Tracy lives in South Carolina." His answer was priceless for this MBBC grad....and when you read the next statement, add emphasis at the end like a promo video.....
"No she doesn't mommy, she lives at BOB JONES!!!!!"
Obviously he's overheard some innocent teasing of his Aunt Tracy's choice of Grad schools...we also have a couple college kids there from our church and some good-natured teaching ALWAYS abounds.....
I love this age!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A new adventure

As you know, I have been selling things on Ebay for a little while. This all started as a hobby and quickly grew into a little side business. Well as of today I have an Ebay store! You can visit my store any time! I am hoping that this will generate a little more traffic and increase my sales.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


On the right sidebar I've added a link (in the white box) to Blogarithm. This is a service that will email you when I've updated the you don't have to check back in vain! All you do is put in your email address and click the button. It's free.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Me, My Java, and Meijer

Once a week - usually Mondays - I leave the house.....ALONE! I drive 1/2 mile east to a great american coffee icon for a Venti White Mocha, then drive 3 miles northwest to Meijer. I typically call a sibling, usually Jen, and proclaim "I'm on my way to the Grocery Store!"

I might as well be a soccer mom already! I love my time at Meijer. I love my minivan. I love wandering around a store for a few hours just looking at stuff. Of course, I buy my groceries too, but even that can be fun. I have a routine way that I shop the store and I'm usually gone from home for 2 hours or so. I always try to leave once the boys are in bed....then Joel gets some peace and quiet too. There have been several times when I've left home too late to grab my favorite drink, so I'll settle for something from Speedway or just get nothing.

Last night was one of those nights. This routine helps to maintain my sanity and keeps my fridge stocked....I love it, hate to deviate from it....oh, and Val - I always think of you! Somehow, in some weird way (not psycho-weird, just we've been friends for so long weird) it's like you're there with me because I know you probably shopped that night too.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Yard Sales

Camden, Josiah and I went to some yard sales today. We found some pretty good stuff! Camden likes to yard sale as long as he comes home with something good.

Last night I put costumes on the boys that Jen brought when she was here. Here's Josiah in the dalmation set. What fun we had!

A few weeks ago Camden and I were talking about marrying people. He told me that he's going to marry me when he grows up. I told him that he cannot marry me, because I am married to Daddy. Then he said, "Well, if Jadon ever gets to be a girl, then I'll marry him!"

Thursday, August 10, 2006

And more....

When Jen was here we had a little fun with the camera. For the record, it was VERY late at night.

New pictures

Camden had a RACE CAR birthday when my mom and family were here!

Josiah loves his new talent - CRAWLING!

Bloggin' bout my boys

I know, I know...I haven't been telling Camden and Josiah stories. I have lots of if I could just find the time. Here's a Camdenism update:
As we were leaving church tonight Camden told me that, "When the sunshine goes away then the darkness gets in our eyes." Quite true, I guess!

Now that he is 3, Camden thinks he can jump better. This was demonstrated when he jumped off the back of the couch and did a 1/4 turn and landed on the floor. Joel told him that we don't jump and play on the furniture. A few hours later I found Camden leaning over the arm of the couch, standing on his head and flipping over...."but mommy, I wasn't JUMPING on the couch!"

Josiah is into EVERYTHING!!!!! I can't begin to tell you how many times I have found him somewhere he shouldn't be! By the way, he only says "mama" when he wants something. Go figure.
Don't tell the nutrition police: Camden likes "Tart-pops" for breakfast.

Monday, August 07, 2006


Don't you just love summer? I don't like it when it is 96 degrees and super humid, but other than that it is terrific!
Our summer has been great. We had a great trip to Germany, a wonderful week at Camp CoBeAc and a productive Mid-Summer Mania. We've been busy!
Joel had surgery on the 28th, so we've been nursing him back to health :) He's up and around a little more now. I think he's finally realized why I sometimes need to "get out of the house."
Camden is 3 years old now. I can't believe it. He's fully potty trained (can't remember the last time he wore a diaper!)
Josiah finally has 2 teeth...and he is sooo busy. If it's possible to run on your knees, he does it!

You may remember me mentioning Ed Horn. Ed was 30 years old when he met his Savior face to face. You can read about his journey here. Please pray for his wife, Kelley, and their kids, Aiden and Kya.

Joel starts basketball practices next week.....and life gets a little busier. Before we know it we'll be in the coolness of fall......can't wait for fresh apple cider and donuts!