February 27th

We went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner tonight.  I heard they had a playplace so I thought it would be fun, new and NOT McDonald’s. The little kids had a blast, but Ashton was TOO BIG for the play ground.  Even though the sign indicated that he could indeed play, he INSISTED that he was too big.  We also found out that he is too big for the Kid’s Meal.  He ate all of his and then we ordered more chicken nuggets for this growing boy.

IMG_1638While the “little” kids played, Ash and I sat and talked about Five Nights at Freddy’s, school and how he was chosen as a Benevolent Bear.  I love this guy.  He sure is growing up too fast.

When we got home, I put Annie to bed then the rest of us cuddled and watched “Cool Runnings”.  I don’t know how many times I have seen that but I still have THE WHOLE thing memorized and I still love it (I haven’t seen it for at least 15 years). The boys went to bed then Emmy and I had a “sleepover” in my room.  We watched “The Adventures of Sharpay” or something like that.  It was painful to watch but fun to pretend to care and be giggly with Emmy.  She is a party animal and is soooo hilarious!


Day 4 Without Josh

February 26th

This morning, Ethan, Annie and I went to the Scout Office and the mall.  We got E some new shoes and he LOOOOVES THEM.  He was running all over the mall as fast as he could go and is so excited to play soccer with them.  :)

IMG_1581It was a normal day after school: homework, piano, playing with friends the rest of the day.
When I was running on the treadmill, I saw this and have been soooo disturbed all day:


The lady was reporting that laws criminalizing adultery are being abolished in South Korea, as well as in the U.S.  Then, along the bottom, on the ticker, it was reporting that Facebook used to have “Male” and “Female” options. But then they offered 58 other options for those who don’t identify themselves as Male, Female, or homosexuals or maybe even five other descriptions….FIFTY-EIGHT!!!!!!  But NOW they offer “FILL IN THE BLANK” for those who don’t even fall under those 58 descriptions….

I don’t think legal ramifications ever should have been what deterred people from committing adultery, and there probably never should have been government LAWS passed to prevent it.  BUT, UUUGGGHH, this screen shot is just such a disgusting commentary on our society. We are going to Hell in a handbasket, folks.  IN A HANDBASKET!!!!!

February 25th

The kids got out of school at noon today.  Annie sure was happy to see her best pal, Ash, come through the door so early!  These two LOVE each other!  It’s pretty sweet.

IMG_1552I had big plans to go do fun stuff today, but all these guys really want to do is play with their friends.  Each kid had AT LEAST one friend over all afternoon.  It’s the best.  We have such a great neighborhood!!! I am so glad the kids have rediscovered Just Dance!IMG_1574Day 2 Without Josh  (He left at 3 this morning. But since he was home yesterday from 9:30 PM – 3 AM, I’m counting that as a ZERO JOSH day.)  Off to take care of bizness!


February 24th

Okay, so the newest game craze in our house is CROSSY ROAD.  ALL the kids LOVE IT and I can finally support and LOVE this game, also!  It’s just a newer, cooler – but still blocky – version of Frogger!  THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN’ ‘BOUT!!!!


I know I’ve said this many times before, but if Ethan loves something, he wants to share it.  He wants everyone to taste, see, feel, EXPERIENCE whatever it is that he loves.  He said,”Mom! Come play Crossy Road with me!  It is so fun!  You’re gonna LOVE IT!” Who can resist such an offer?IMG_1544

Ash had another game tonight.  IMG_1547

February 23rd

I cleaned the house all morning, picked up Ethan from preschool, lunch, naps, ran on the treadmill, shower, kids home from school, all the usual Monday business.  After dinner, our Home Teacher, Theron Anderson, came over.  It was perfect because we made him be a part of FHE.  We did all the little things and he taught the lesson on Standing in Holy Places.  It was great.  We love Theron!