Monday, October 29, 2007

Mayfair's FunFest 2007

Yesterday was the FunFest at our church. It was a huge production with games, prizes, inflatables, a firetruck, hayrides and Trunk or Treat. Everyone who worked on it did a great job! We really appreciate being involved in a church that loves kids so much. Our family had SO much fun!
I made the kids costumes this year. I was pretty proud of the way they turned out. Lawson loves his, and gets so excited every time I tell him it's time to put his Mickey Mouse on! He asked Jon to dress up as Pete, the bad guy from the show. Jon got a blue shirt and a pair of overalls...everyone looked so cute!

Mickey, Minnie and Pete!

Jordan picking a duck and getting a prize

Lawson painting his pumpkin and fishing for a prize

Jump around! Jump around! Jump up, Jump and get down!!!

I love this picture. It's Lawson and his friend Hugh in line for the firetruck.

The best "together" shot I could get.

Jordan was NOT a happy camper by Trunk Or Treat time!

Lawson driving the jeeps.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Some food for your heart today

Most of you know that I frequent Rocks in My Dryer, the blog of a mom/wife/Christian lady who lives in Oklahoma. Her name is Shannon and she is usually hilarious, often insightful, and always has something to say.

Today, she posted one of her archives, and it really touched me. We've had a rough year, summer, month, even WEEK. This was one of those "tell you exactly what you need to hear, when you need to hear it and it hits you so hard it makes you cry" kind of posts.

I hope if you go to this post it will lift your heart and give you something comforting for today.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's only 6!!!

Is anyone else going CRAZY that at 6:00 tonight it appears as if it should be 10:00pm???? It is SO STINKING DARK outside! The time hasn't even changed yet!!! Oh my goodness!! This is going to make for some VERY long evenings this winter!

Is summer almost here yet????

Thursday, October 18, 2007

This is why I don't want to change!!!

Can anyone relate to me???

I am a hoarder. I don't really like to get rid of anything.
I keep old papers. I might need the information on them.
I keep old notes. I might want to read them again.
I keep old pictures. I might want to look at them again.
I keep old clothes. I might FIT into them again. (Ha ha)
I keep old books. I might want to read them again.

Well, you get the idea...I keep old EVERYTHING!

And if I find a screw, I keep it....because WHO KNOWS where it came from and someday I might find that hole that's missing its screw and I might want to put it back.

Until a couple weeks ago. I've been slowly trying to self-convert to the non-cluttery type. It's been a painful process, mind you. Papers thrown away. Clothes given away. And a couple fateful weeks ago I found a single white screw and had no idea where it had come from.

TORN!! Do I keep it? Do I throw it away? Oh my!! All of my non-clutter friends would surely throw it away. "You don't need random screws laying around" they would say. My mind says..."You might need it someday. What if you find it's hole? What will you do then?"

Well, I decided to ...gulp... throw it away. I am trying to convert, after all, and it's just one little screw. What can it hurt?

Today...I found its hole.

If you have any clutter that is fearing for its life at your house, send it over to mine...its safe here! :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sorry if I've been wasting your clicks!!

Okay...I sat down an hour ago to write a new post, since it's been almost two weeks since my last one. (I figured that those of you who are still checking my blog are tired of seeing my sick kids! Sorry if you waste clicks coming to my blog to see if there's something new here... ) Back to my subject... I started wandering, however, and now both of my kids are awake and I am just now writing something!! I do this all the time...that's why I'm a terrible post-ess. I know what's going on with everyone else but never take the time to write. Let me give a quick run-down...I'll throw some recent pics in here and there b/c illustrated books are more fun than just-word books! :)

1. Lawson's all the way better. Jordan was better, then got sick again over the weekend, is on her second round of antibiotics, and seems much better. She has a checkup Monday with her ENT.

Mischevious little girl!

2. Jon and I finished our 8-week Dynamic Marriage class last Wednesday! It was a really good class-I feel like we gained a lot of communication tools. I am glad, however, that we don't have to get to church at 6 anymore! This is very hard to do!!!

This pic (with all our mess) reminds me of "Where's Waldo?"

Looks like they fit right in w/the mess! :)

3. Jon's parents called to ask if we would come to Oklahoma for Christmas! We pretty much don't go anywhere b/c of the cost of the trip, as well as the cost of a sub for my paper routes. Well...they had frequent flyer miles at got our tickets, and are PAYING FOR OUR SUB!!! Yeah, Parents!!! We are very excited about getting to go spend some family time over the holidays!

Lawson had his face painted at a car show this weekend! Boomer Sooner!

4. Last week Lawson decided he didn't want to be wet anymore. He wanted to be changed after each time he peed, and I told him if he wanted to be dry he needed to wear big boy underwear. Well, he woke up dry the next day, then dry from his nap, then dry the next morning, etc!!!! Long story short--he went almost a whole week w/out a single accident! 3 days in pull-ups, then underwear!!! So...hooray for us--he's potty-trained before age 3!!! :)

His daddy for sure taught him the right way to manage his time on "the Throne"!

5. My van went into the shop Monday. Originally they told me it would be 5 days. Upon getting into it, they found $1200 more in damages. Will now be sometime next week before it's done! We are renting a red Dodge Magnum. It's nice to rent, I guess, but I'll be glad when I get my old van back! Poor thing! Its damages are now up to almost $4000!

6. We have great new carseats for the kids! Right after the accident, I mentioned in our Marriage class that it was a rough time for us. The next Sunday, our teacher brought me an envelope and said someone gave it to him, but he couldn't tell me who. They just said to buy carseats or whatever we needed. It had $300 cash in it! I just sat there in church thinking about it and crying! God really showers blessings, even in the hardest times!

Jamey, Jordan just now LOVES this rocker you guys brought her when she was just a couple days old!

Lawson is having to relinquish what he thought was his chair!

7. Another blessing! Jon got a raise last week! Awesome!

Who needs toys when you have empty cabinets!

And yes, to those of you who thought I had clutter in EVERY nook and cranny in my house, I do have at least ONE area that is completely bare!!! :)

8. Ummmm...I guess that's a good update for now. I'll try to think of something more substantial to write a little later... After my nap... :)