Monthly Archives: March 2009

A New Favorite Movie

I watched a particular movie today for the second time, and I now believe it may be one of the best movie I have ever seen! Of course, part of that may be due to the fact that it is a Christian movie that gives much praise to God!

The name of the movie is Facing the Giants. Do yourself a favor and watch it as soon as possible. It is well worth your time!

Air Hockey Tournament

Since we are babysitting for friends at their house, and they have an air hockey table, we decided to have an air hockey tournament for family night tonight. We had 9 participants, ranging in age from 5 to 31.

Now I know that sounds unfair, but we all had fun, even when we were losing. There’s just something exhilarating about using a piece of plastic to knock a round disk all over an air blowing table!

It is really not surprising that the final round consisted of the 4 oldest participants, ages, 9, 10, 31, and 31, or that the last 2 players remaining were the two adults (although the 10 year old was a challenge for me)!

We had a ton of fun and a blast too!

Note: If you are wondering, Luke won the tournament, of course! He always does, but I don’t mind because he always does it so humbly! He is an awesome sport!

One Man Show

This video was screaming to be posted even though I have no idea what they are saying. So, if they say anything inappropriate, please forgive me. ๐Ÿ™‚

After the video is over, click here to find out how you can help the people of China in their pursuit of freedom (uhm, to make it possible for them to see this cool video among other things). If you did not already know, their internet connections are closely monitored to make sure they do not see anything the government does not like, and if you say the wrong thing you could go to jail.

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A Full Load

This has been a week of full loads. As I type I have a full load in the washer and a full load waiting to be folded. That is more than usual, but I have a really good reason for it this week moreso than others because we also have a full house.

You see, our good friends are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year and decided to go on a Caribbean cruise as part of their celebration. We happily agreed to babysit their four children while they were gone.

So, for a little over a week, we are responsible for 9 children. And you know what? I am absolutely loving it!

One of the coolest parts is that we just got a 15 passenger van to get our family around with room to fit anyone else who might need a ride to church. Because of our extra 4 passengers tonight, we had a full load in our van for the first time ever!

It is a good thing I am enjoying all this excitement, too, because I have a feeling God has a lot of excitement in store for me in the near future. I’m not sure what, but I believe He has called me to a very busy life. That is, um, aside from the already busy life I lead with 5 children! But like I said, I’m loving it!

Randomly Generated Blogging

Looking for a quick and easy blog post? Karen Swim introduced me to something calledย  Lazy Bloggers Post Generator. Here is what I came up with using this blogging method.

Peter Pan! I just had a cup of tea and realized I have not updated this since you last visited… You would not believe how good I look after all the plastic surgery. I hope they bring chocolate!.

I am totally exhausted with discovering time doesn’t stand still, homeschooling five children, just generally being a companion to my husband, my day is fun and exciting from 8am to 11pm at which point I fall asleep on the couch. I am totally loving it, dudes. life happens.

I probably I will make more of an effort to blog more often until the nice men in the white coats come back. Truly! Don’t hold your breath though, you’re likely to turn blue.”

I think it would be so much fun to just sit around thinking up posts like this. Wouldn’t that be cool and imaginative? Mad Lib Blogging!

Go ahead. You know you are curious! Try it! Who knows what you’ll come up with!

Return of the Bug

Well, the yucky stomach virus is visiting yet again. I keep trying to explain to him that he is not welcome here, but I am not sure he speaks English. Even if he did, I am not sure he could make sense out of the words coming out of my mouh. I am falling asleep while typing. Good night!

Dinner With The President

Luke and I had a very exciting evening tonight. I didn’t know when we went to the China Care Brown benefit dinner that we would get to sit next to the president. She seemed really nice, and someone there said that she was the most popular president in America, but I think he might have been a bit biased. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am talking about the president of Brown University, Ruth Simmons.

It was a really nice dinner, and you’ll never guess what we had! Chinese food! Surprised? ๐Ÿ™‚

The benefit dinner was to raise funds to help build orphanages and pay for surgeries for the orphans. Many of the children have cleft lip/palate, or other “difficulties” that keep anyone from wanting to adopt them. A relatively inexpensive surgery will change these kids lives for the better.

You can find out more about China Care Brown at

Early Bird Blues

All of my children have been early birds at an early age, but most of them started sleeping in as they got older. Peter has always been an early bird and probably always will be.

Family night is a time when it is unfortunate to be an early bird. Peter is always the first one to wear out, but he tries so hard to stay awake so as not to miss anything. This particular family night he did not quite make it.