Friday, July 27, 2007

Quotes you don't want to hear...

"Ma'am, your children are leaving," said the Safeway clerk as she handed me my change.

Sure enough, G money was pushing the other two children across the store in the cart. He didn't get too far, don't worry.

"There's not enough arsenic in the ant trap to affect him." Poison control lady.

D-struction has this new thing where he likes to pick up things with his teeth and drop them in random places. He found the ant trap, put it between his teeth, brought it to where I was washing dishes and then dropped it in the dishwasher.

and finally...

"Well, you know, kitchen clogs do smell worse than sewage back ups." Roto Rooter guy.

He's right.

Bryan: "I'm going to go shovel the poop now."
Erika: "Honey, it's not poop, it's just rotten food."
Bryan: "What's the difference? It's the same thing--it just hasn't been digested yet."

He's right, too. And, he is my HERO.
It's been quite a week, friends. Actually, I think it's only been since Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This week...

We celebrated 9 years...
Heavy D--almost 20 months. I love this crazy kid. Bryan thinks he needs a new blogger name, so I think we've decided on
"D-struction." much more appropriate, anyway.
A moment of stillness--it really only lasted a moment and was completely staged by mommy. I wanted to take more, but there was little cooperation.
She just gets cuter and sweeter every day. She's moved up to size 3 diapers already, slept for 7 HOURS STRAIGHT the last two nights,(!!)and got her first cold. Wonder where she picked that up from? No blogger name for this girl yet...we're taking nominations.
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Monday, July 16, 2007

What we've been waiting for.

Last night our church voted to elect this man to be our next Senior Pastor!!
We are THRILLED--God is so good and faithful.

I have to laugh at the timing of it all. Apparently, he was our search committee's first choice two years ago and he told them "no" over and over. The timing just wasn't right for him, his family, or his church in Orlando. I'm so glad God is leading him our way now. Mark shared with us the elders' perspective on his leaving UPC. They told him, "We are sending you to Colorado. We are in this with you." Isn't that beautiful? The church is HUGE and God just moves His people around.

Bryan is so excited to get to work under Mark. They share many of the same passions and it will just be good to be under someone older and wiser. We are looking forward to this next season of our lives!

"For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I just couldn't resist taking a few shots of this girl after her bath this afternoon. Cleaning under her fat cheeks/chin was quite a chore. Don't you love how you can't even see the collar of her onesie? Porker!! I need to sneak her into the doctor's office again for a quick weight check.

full body shot.

She's got such a cute grin.
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Monday, July 09, 2007

G Money at the same age...what do you think?
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Happy Girl

Caroline has started smiling this week. I caught one's not a great shot, but you get the idea. She's got great dimples--the ones on her cheeks are my favorite. :)
(Yes, she does look like G-Money did at this age...)
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Monday, July 02, 2007

The Boys

We went to play at a friend's house on Saturday morning, and this was our waterslide set-up. Pretty redneck, but such a fun time for the kids!

Can't get enough of this one...he is such a ham. Don't you love the fashion statement? We have no problem mixing stripes and plaids in our home as long as it means the boy will keep his hat on. For some reason, he really likes this particular hat. :)