Saturday, June 30, 2007

White Trash Anyone?

Um, I'm not quite sure how to sum up this photo, except to point out 3 distinct things:
1) Yes, that is indeed a scooter parked in our "living room" in our apartment;
2) Yes, that is our son in nothing but skivvies standing on the scooter; and
3) Yes, I think he's doing some sort of pose that kinda looks like a dance move, while grinning mischieviously at the camera.

I'm not exactly certain of how we got to this point, but I think it has something to do with us trying to sell items on ebay, while living in the world's smallest pea-pod.

Here are some more pictures of us at the pool the other day. Lincoln thinks it's hilarious to jump into my arms when I'm completely not ready. Yeah....that is hilarious.

Here's one from the back of our house. They finished the deck a few days ago...we love it. Whaddya think?

OK talk to y'all soon. Toodles.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Let's give them something to talk about...

Well, a call from my sister & my mom confirmed it, folks. They are both die-hard fans of "So You Think You Can Dance", as is BFF Courtney Goolsby, & they informed me tonight that during each rose-ceremony-get-outta-here-you've-been-voted-off-the-island elimination time, the show's goodbye song is actually Audio Adrenaline's "Goodbye" song off their last album, "Adios". Pretty cool! Does this mean that I have to start watching this ridiculous show? I think these were the same exact words I spoke regarding American Idol, & now look at me. Seriously. I don't think Ben can take it.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Whoa, it's been a long time...

Hi y'all! It's been a pretty long time since I've updated this...I guess I've been pretty busy. Going to the pool every single day can really take it out of a girl.

Well, we have a huge praise to let you in on. Bobby & Saxon's parents took a 30-day drug test 4 days ago & they are both 100% clean! Praise be to God for He is faithful. Bobby & Saxon cannot immediately go back with their parents this week, however; they will go live with another family for another 30 days to ensure their parents are serious & committed about their recovery efforts. This new family that the boys will be living with is wonderful & their son is Saxon's best friend at Sixth Avenue. The parents are recovering addicts themselves (been sober for 12 years) & they feel the calling from the Lord to speak into the boys' lives about what they're going through, possibly shedding a new light on the in which Ben & I could not have done.
So our last day with Bobby & Saxon will be this Wednesday. Of course we will continue to see them, as they are at Rocketown every single day. It has been a fruitful month...definitely filled with challenges & difficulty...but certainly fruitful nevertheless. God has taught us some really cool things during all of this. One of them being that if we are called to do a mission of some sort (whether it be on foreign soil or right here at Royal Oaks Apartments), it doesn't mean that we have to enjoy it all of the time. I found peace during the days when I was frustrated with everything going on, simply because I knew we were being obedient to the will of God. I do believe obedience births peace.

On another note, Lincoln is almost fully potty-trained! We stayed homebound for practically 7 days straight (no, that was not a typo...I nearly went postal & jumped off my balcony) in order to teach him about the potty. He's got #1 down; #2 is a different story. But hey, I'm taking it day by day, & I'm just thankful that he can tell me when he needs to go. Whopee! And on an entirely different level, I'm gonna give a shout-out to God & thank Him for NO MORE DIAPER EXPENSES. Sheesh, I will definitely not miss buying Pampers. It's practically a whole new world.

The house has been at a standstill for a couple weeks...we're waiting on some inspections to go through with the City. When that happens, we'll be on a roll. Words cannot describe how eager I am to get out of E-4.

Happy Summer and Get Tan Everybody...bring sexyback.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

It's Coming Along...

Here's the house progress! They just sided our house yesterday & they are planning on painting the siding in the coming days. The dry wall should go up in the next 2 weeks or so. It's exciting to see our house taking shape. We walk through it just about every day with the boys. They like running through it & telling us where good skateboarding places are in the basement. I'll post more pictures as more changes are made.
Until next time.