Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The girls must think we bought this pool for their enjoyment. They sure are having a good time. We found this at the store and it was only $35! We also got the cover for only $6.50. It was over 50% off. Finding deals is my speciality.
I will post some pics when we get to play in it!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Please give Mark, Miss Sorsby, and I the patience and wisdom to help Zachery through another year of school. Please give Zachery the ability to sit when asked and the patience to focus on his school work so he can learn. Please help Zachery to enjoy his recess times and burn as much energy as he possible can so he stays out of trouble with his teacher and classmates. Lord, I know that only with you, are these things possible. We trust in you for the skills we need to raise our little Zachery who we love so dearly. In Jesus's name we pray, Amen.
Monday, August 25, 2008
The boys said they had a great day and they like their teachers and have each made at least one friend.
Also, we received the notice that we qualify for FREE breakfast & lunches. There I go again, saving money! I think I have issues with this. It only worked because I filled out the paperwork before Mark had a job, but we will take the help where ever we can get it!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The boys begged for Mo-Hocks, and I gave in cause I'm so nice. See the smiles?
But only for a minute. Now they are back to clean cut, handsome young men. The best part is that the place was having a back to school special and the cuts only cost $5 each!! There I go again saving more money. Look how beautiful they are!! Just like their Momma and Daddy. hehehe
Thursday, August 21, 2008
After the lake we went to Sears and exchanged our yard tool for a new one. I love the fact that Ozell bought us Craftsman tools and when they break, for whatever reason, we can take them back for nice, new, clean ones.No questions asked. And of course I love that is was FFRREE.
Sunday was church and it was great. We are really starting to fit in and connect with people. Sunday evening we went to a birthday party for Linda, from church, and had a good time hanging out with everyone. It was a pot luck so there was lots of good food. They even had an Olympics set up for the kids. It was great. We were there till after 9! Late for a Sunday when we had to go to work the next morning.
Mark started his job Monday at SRT. He likes it. He is starting to get the hang of working on big semi trucks. Its not the same as low riders!! He said he forgot how much is sucks to work with fiberglass. Please pray we figure out a way to keep the fiberglass from his skin. He needs some of the white coveralls he used to have at Sierra Aluminum. If any of you reading this are from Sierra, show Mark some love and send him some of those!
We dropped Chloe off Monday AM to get fixed. We had to leave her overnight, sad. I picked her up after work on Tuesday and now she is at home. Glad that is over!
The boys have been making. Marcus has his friend coming over this Sunday. He is the same age and just got a Wii so they will be playing that from start to finish I am sure. Zachery got his first B-day party invite for next Friday. They are both so happy to be connecting and making friends.
Tomorrow night Amanda and her two kids will be coming over to hang out with us and have dinner. Our husbands are off together with the men of church at the men's conference. I figured it was the perfect time to try and connect with her.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Isn't she just so cute??
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Today I was able to clean and organize my office a little more. One if the managers stopped by and commented on how much I have done since starting there. So that was nice to know that others are paying attention to the hard work I have been doing. Everything else is good. Kids are doing great! They start school in 11 days! Yea.....
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
And two more huge welts on his arm. He was taking a nap and woke up like this. We have decided that he will sleep with his brother and Mark will be spraying the room again. We are not sure what he is getting bit by. This happened to him a few weeks ago and they went away within a couple days. Once I have insurance I will take him to the docs and see if they can tell us what it is...
This is the new dishwasher, Blk, stainless, and works great! The best part of this?? It was FFRREEEE!!!! Thanks to our home warranty that the sellers bought us when we purchased this house! We also got our garage door fixed from the warranty. :-) I love free stuff.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The look on her face was mortified. Not that she was embarrassed by what she said but by the fact that she offended me. I told her how good Mark was to me and our boys and that I am so thankful for him. Most of you know that when I get nervous I start to giggle and cry from the laughing, that is what she did. So I know she felt bad. She just kept looking at me like she wanted to say something. But she didn't. I did tell her (with a smile) that if she would have come to look at the picture of my boys on my desk, she would have known they were mixed.
I got home and told Mark about this and he was so humble and he just reminded me that we live in the south now and its not like Cali. I knew this when we came here, just hoped I would not have to deal with it. I told Mark I was waiting for her to apologize but then I said to him that I guess I should not expect that cause she was sharing from her heart and this really is how she feels. Isn't that what Sandals taught me? To be real with others, myself, and God? I just happened to be on the offended side of this one. Now all I can do is pray that God will work on her heart tonight and every night, and maybe she will start to look at "racial" marriages differently. I have already forgiven her, and will continue to talk to her. I hope I can show her that it does not matter what color we are or the color of who we marry, God loves us all equally. Maybe this is part of why God sent us here??
Good News: I will be on the SRT payroll effective Monday and I got an increase in pay. Not what I was hoping for, but it will do for now. Yea!! I really do like my job!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The boys are good, Zachery is doing much better this week now that he has had his medicine for a few days. We had to take him to the clinic and pharmacy. That was not cheap since we don't have any insurance. But we had to do it! Work is still good, should know this week if they are going to buy out my contract and hire me on full time with a raise. Today was some major happenings so no time to deal with me with the owner.
Mark is still being the wonderful stay at home dad. Working around the house, and cooking dinner. Still looking for work. Keep praying.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Before dinner and dancing we took the boys and girls to the lake for some water fun.The water was a nice break from the heat!
This is Chloe! Isn't she cute? Everything was great yesterday till we tried to feed them and WWIII broke out in the back yard. We figured out that we had their food bowls too close together. So now they are at opposite ends of the yard and we have a BIG yard. Today, no problems that we know of. :-)