Wednesday, August 25, 2010


There are so many things going on in the Stacy world right now...sometimes it seems a little bit overwhelming!! Last thing I knew we were entering a summer that was supposed to be calm and not busy, and next thing I know we've had company about 4 times, been out of town a couple times, and done a million things in between. Here we are at the beginning of a school year and I'm trying to get my ducks all in a row. Well, not my ducks, but my kids, and their schoolwork, and my laundry, and my dishes, and our family stuff, and my marbles! :)

I have had several things floating around in my head lately, and I am hoping that if I just type them out so they can be here to stay that I won't have to spend memory trying not to forget them!

  • Last week Jordan said a couple things that cracked me up. One morning I was asking her to come over to me so I could talk to her, but I could tell that she was busy and 'on a mission.' I called her over to me again, but she told me that she'd " right back. She saw a fly and she needed to go get the 'swapper' for me!" Of course, she promptly brought me the fly-swatter. Sweet girl.
  • Another day she was playing with one of her new birthday toys which resembles a little gumball machine but little plastic balls with toys in them come out instead of actual gumballs. It has two little plastic 'coins' that you use to put in and then turn the handle to get the balls out. Well, someone had put both of the coins in at the same time and they were stuck. I asked Jordan to bring me my make-up bag so I could get my tweezers to get them out. (Side-bar--Jordan loves my make-up and make-up bag. She loves watching me put it on and she wants to know what everything is for. She does not however know the appropriate names for all of the items.) Well a couple minutes later, she runs in, not with the make-up bag, but with my eye-lash curler. I asked her why she didn't bring me my whole bag, and she was so proud to announce that she didn't need to bring me the whole bag because she just got out my "squeezers" for me! Good intentions, right! :)
  • I am so excited/nervous/scared/relieved that we decided to home-school Lawson this year for Kindergarten. There may be a post about this later, if I ever get around to it, but for now I shall remember this: We have been doing a lot of work on letters and sounds and writing and things like that. Well, one day last week we were upstairs cleaning up the kids' rooms when Lawson called to me that I could come into his room if I wanted and sit on his "lower-case bed". I thought it was just precious, and pretty contextually correct of him to call his bottom bunk lower-case!
  • Today we were going on a field trip with our home-school preschool group and I had given the kids big bottles full of pink lemonade to last the whole day. As we were walking from the car to the park, I realized that Lawson had drunk almost his entire drink in the car on the way there! I asked him why he had drunk it almost all gone, and that now he wasn't going to have much to last the rest of the day, and cool as a cucumber he replied, "It's okay, Mommy. I can hold my thirsty 'til I get home." Ha!!
  • A couple of quotes I have found/heard recently that I can't stop thinking about:
    "Being still and doing nothing are two different things." --From Jackie Chan's character in the new Karate Kid
  • "But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if he doesn't come through." --From Francis Chan's Crazy Love
  • There are so many things going on in our life right now...this is such a time for us to practice our faith, to experience growth and to fully rely on God to meet our every need. I can't wait to have more time to fill you in on all that God is doing in our lives!!
There may be more later, but for now I shall head to bed with a slightly lighter load.

Have a great day! And be sure to look for God's power working in your life...when you are able to be an eye-witness to what He is doing in your life, you will be changed!


Jane said...

Great post! I love the quotes from your kiddos. Those are absolutely precious. AND I love the quote at the end about being comfortable. Good stuff!

Lindsay said...

I love Crazy Love, great quotes!!