20 10 2008

Saturday morning, we had Jubilee Kids Club at the Samaritan Inn.  It got rolling a little slowly, but eventually we had 6 kids show up.  We had a lot of fun with the kids this month.  Beautiful weather and beautiful kids!

After that, my family along with my parents planned to leave for Oklahoma City to my brother’s house for my nephew’s 3rd birthday party.  We got the whole family loaded up in the car only to discover we had a dead battery.  Since we had just had the car checked out, we took it back to our mechanic.  He checked and, sure enough, he recommended we purchase a new battery.  So, $80 and an hour an a half at Walmart later, we finally got on the road.  (As a side note, I am not sure if it is great timing or terrible timing to have your battery go dead right before leaving on a road trip….it’s certainly better than on the road somewhere).

We spent the night in OKC Saturday.  Got up and took the kids and the grandkids out for donuts which was enjoyed by all.  Then, the girls (my wife, our 8 wk old daughter, and my mom) joined my sister-in-law and their 8 mo old at home, while the boys all went to the park for some serious swinging and sliding.  What a beautiful morning to spend at the park next to Lake Overholser!

After that, we returned to my brother’s house for lunch and the birthday party.

We left around 3:30 and got home about 8 last night.

I think everyone had a pretty nice weekend.


Learning new things

5 09 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts.  Things have been crazy around here (to say the least).  But I did want to make a quick post today to let the world know that our two boys have been learning some new things this week.  Our oldest son finally learned to swing by himself.  In addition, he is now riding his training bicycle we got him for christmas last year.  (He has hardly touched it in the 9 months we have had it).  Our youngest son has now learned to ride his trike.  He hasn’t really learned steering but he has got pedaling down.

One more thing.  Today is my beautiful wife’s 32nd birthday.  Happy birthday, babe!  You are my best friend!  And, our kids definitely hit the momma lottery!


3 06 2008

PaintersWe have had some painting going on around our house.

We got the outside of our house painted the past couple of days.  It looks nice.  It is a light green with darker green trim.  (The color is still growing on me.)  The door, I think, really looks nice.  Of course, I have no right to complain since my wife picked out the colors.  And, if she is happy, then I am happy!  Because I really don’t care that much about the color.

The painters are going over to our rental house today to paint.  I am anxious to see how that one turns out.

Boy, our painter sure is a talker.  Within 20 minutes of meeting the man, I had learned about how he had made 200K in one day once flipping 79 houses, how he had a collection of 500gigs worth of country music mp3s, how he had turned down a teaching job because they were off by $1,000 in their negotiations, how he had spent time whipping HS students into shape during one stint as a substitute chemistry teacher, how my kids’ playset will last 60 years if I treat it once a year, how I should consider planting red oaks in my yard because they will last forever, and how he was an active member at his church in the midcities.  And, that’s just the things I can remember off the top of my head.  Outgoing guy…

My boys have been doing some painting of their own.  Sunday they were out with the paint brushes “painting” the playset.  According to them, they were painting it purple!  Of course when they got done they wanted to help the painters on the house but I told them to add another coat of purple to their swingset.

Then yesterday, they created some authentic paintings while I was at work.  I think they spent more time painting themselves than the paper.  You should have seen the bathtub…full of grayish blue water!!