Ok, the sweetest thing happened today that I must share with my bloggin family, plus I would like to preserve it in blog history so one day I can share with Nathan. My kids love to open mail so I usually give them the junk mail to open. They get so excited to open the junk mail You would think they just won a million dollars. So Nathan opened a piece of mail from the John 3:16 mission. He read it and got real serious and said, "Mom it is an emergency there are hungry, hurting, homeless people in Tulsa." He ran to his room, emptied his bank, and put the money in the envelope to send back to the mission. He wanted more money so he asked me for it. I told him we would match whatever he donated. So then he had the idea that he would call Grammy and Grampy and ask if he could do work for them so he could give more money. How sweet is that??? If only we were so eager to help the needy. I love seeing the Fruit Nathan is bearing.
I love this time of the year; the sights, the sounds, the smells, the great Christmas movies on TV, the music,the holiday cheer, Black Friday, spending lots of time with the family etc. I love every bit of it!!! We have had our tree and lights up for over a week now. Jarrett was determined to not hang lights in freezing cold weather this year so he put them up last week when it was 75 degrees out. Good thing, because now it is freezing. Speaking of black Friday, I picked up my friend at 3:45 am and we hit the stores. We got some great deals and had a fun time laughing at all the other crazies who were out. We shopped until 2 in the afternoon. I am still exhausted but it was worth it!
Also in the Short Family news, we got new carpet and took the house off the market. Two days after we took the house off the market we got a call from a young couple who looked at our house and they really want to buy it. But not until next summer. So if we decide to move again we are going to call them.
We love the new carpet and feel blessed to have been able to put it in. It makes us feel like we have a new house plus Jarrett really likes to see the vacuum marks. Gracie barfed on it last night, DO YOU PEOPLE SEE WHY I LOVE HER SO!! (I will admit that I did buy her a Christmas gift so there may be an ounce of love for her somewhere inside of me)
Nathan and I were snuggled up reading our book again today and he stops me and says,"Mom you are getting pregnant." I said,"oh...what do you mean?" "Mom, it is just a polite way of saying your getting fat."
I guess I need to start watching what I eat again.
Today Nathan and I were reading a book and a lamb died in the book so the topic of death came up. As the conversation went on he told me that he didn't want to leave the gravity of planet earth. I told him not to worry that there was gravity in heaven. I love the way he thinks.....
Ok, so a friend of mine encouraged me to do this, make a list of 100 things about myself. So here goes:
1. I wear the same earrings everyday, and pretty much have for 3 years. 2. I started dating Jarrett when I was 17. 3. I have to cross my legs when I sneeze. 4. I vacuum everyday. 5. I love my back scratched! 6. I love my arm scratched. 7. I adore my children. 8. I love playing with my children. 9. I love seeing life through Nathan and Madelyn's eyes. 10. I have to have some quiet time everyday. I send the kids to their rooms for quiet play time for about 30 minutes a day. Ahh, it is sweet time. 11. I love watching movies and eating popcorn. 12. I appreciate my parents so much more now that I have kids. 13. I couldn't live without my cell phone. 14. I am opinionated. 15. I was on the debate team in high school. I know, dorky! I am pretty sure I am the only one who didn't become a lawyer. 16. In 7th and 8th grade I wanted to be an astronaut. I even decorated my bedroom with space pictures. (some of you are probably shocked that you are friends with me) 17. Jarrett cleans up all the puke in our house. Even mine. 18. I am a planner! 19. I am a list maker. 20. I love Beth Moore Bible Studies. She makes things clear for me. 21. I was 10 when my baby brother was born. I have 2 older sis's and one younger sis. My Family is one of the most important things to me. 22. I was born in New Jersey then moved to New York. 23. I love the East coast but I am glad that I didn't grow up there. I would have probably ended up a liberal. 24. I love to travel. I especially love cruises and the Caribbean. 25. I want to go to Alaska some day. 26. I loved going to the beach in Florida with my family as a kid. 27. I am addicted to pepsi and coke. It doesn't matter which. Usually Mexican restaurants have good pepsi. 28. I am not a good cook. 29. I wish I was a good cook. 30. I love Jesus with all my heart! 31. I love hanging out with my girlfriends and laughing until I almost pee in my pants. 32. I love reading, although I rarely get a chance to. 33. I like playing board games and cards. 34. I enjoy being a stay at home mom. 35. I love classical music. Cannon in D is my favorite. 36. I love homeschooling and being my children's teacher. Don't get me wrong, it is hard work, some days I wonder if I am doing a good/adequate job. Some days I fantasize about what it would be like to send my kids to school. 37. I think Shrek, especially the first one, is absolutely hilarious. 38. I like being in control of the remote. Ok, I admit it, I just like being in control period. 39. I never feel like I have enough time. 40. I like Danielle Steele Movies. 41. I think my husband is cute. I think he is amazing. 42. I hate ironing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 43. Fall is my all time favorite time of year. 44. I like to swim. 45. When I was in middle school I cleaned old Lady's houses. 46. I applied to work at Braums when I turned 16 but they didn't hire me. 47. But Mazzios did hire me. 48. I also worked for a dentist in the summers during high school. 49. My dad got me a job at a gyno/infertility dr. the summer after my senior year in high school. I worked there for 5 years. 50. I am moody. 51. If we could afford it I would have a personal trainer all the time. 52. I have finally learned to like exercising. 53. I am not an animal lover, I tried to be, but I am just not one. The shedding drives me CRAZY!!! I didn't bother me as much before we had kids. I end up being the one who has to clean the dog hair off the furniture, big up the poop, take her to the vet, buy the dog food, give her baths and chase her when she runs away. 54. I have to shave my legs everyday. I am so hairy. 55. Speaking of that some day I am getting laser hair removal. Anybody want to come? 56. Nobody told me you should wax your eyebrows until after my wedding. Mom always told me not to touch them because they looked like Brooke Shields' brows. 57. I want to learn how to play the piano someday. 58. I am really bad when it comes to fashion. 59. I used to get a sinus infection every month. 60. I love looking at open houses. HGTV is one of my favorite channels. 61. I sing along to the radio when I am driving. 62. I cause at least 2 house fires per month in the kitchen while cooking. The baked potato catching fire in the microwave was the worst. It smelled for weeks. 63. The happiest days of my life were the days we adopted our children and the day Nathan accepted Christ into his heart. And of course the day I married Jarrett. 64 The saddest day was the day I watched my sister's son pass away. Every detail will be etched in my memory forever. 65. I love pizza, I could eat it every day. 66. I used to be an extremely picker eater. I am better now thanks to Jarrett. I now can eat more than just ketchup on my hamburger. 67. I get to sing Nathan a song every night before he falls asleep. He doesn't care that I can't sing. He even calls me from his grandparents house to have me sing it for him. How sweet is that. 68. I love the snow! I love watching snow fall. It is so peaceful. 69. Cheese Doritos and a pepsi are a perfect snack. 70. I am indecisive 71. I really like helping people 72. I secretly like playing Guitar hero with my husband after the kids go to bed at night. 73. My guilty pleasure: The Bachelor on Monday nights 74. I usually don't order an entree at a Mexican restaurant because I eat so many chips and tortillas 75. I wish I knew how to sew. 76. I think stay at home moms should earn a salary. 77. I won a tv at my high school graduation party. I still have it, it is in the kids playroom.
78. The best decision I ever made was asking Jesus into my heart in 5th grade. 79. I love decorating for Christmas, it is one of my favorite holidays, however I like having it all put away on Dec. 26th. 80. My family had the best Christmas' when I was a kid. Great memories. 81. I love baking Christmas cookies. (Can you tell what I have I my mind? I bought a new tree today and I am ready to put it up but it is only Nov. 6th.) 82. I like to water ski. 83. I love getting mani's and pedi's, I just don't get to do very often. 84. I wish I had a "Lupe" to help me around the house with cooking and cleaning. 85. I have the weirdest and quirkiest things wrong with me. For example, I have to get my esphogas stretched every couple of months, I had toe surgery in 5th grade, and just today I had a cyst removed from my head. 86. I wish I could remember people's birthdays better. 87. I can't stand the sound of smacking gum. 88. Captain Crunch berries rock!!!!!!!!! 89. I can't believe I have a sister that is turning 40 next week. 90. Watching my kids sleep is the best! 91. I slept with my blankie until high school. 92. My favorite show is "Greys" 93. I rearrange furniture and nick knacks a lot 94. I think Jarrett should be able to complete home improvement projects in 30 minutes like they do on HGTV. For some reason it never seems to happen that way around here. 95. Am I done yet? This is getting really hard. 96. I would love to go out shopping everyday and max out the credits cards, but since financial peace at church, I feel guilty if I spend an unbudgeted dime. 97. Sometimes I will get dressed to go work out, and decided that ordering a pizza and watching tv sounds like a better idea. 98. I have no depth perception. I either park almost in my laundry room or park way on my husbands side of the garage. 99. I am good at starting things but not good at finishing them. But I think I am going to finish this. Yeah! 100. Now you all know more than you ever wanted to about me. Thanks for reading!
The kids had a blast at our church's fall festival. They went on pony rides, train rides, inflatables, played carnival games and ate good food. Afterwards Jarrett took them trick or treating around the neighborhood. They got way too much candy!! They both wanted to dress up in exactly what they did last year. Who am I to argue?
I am a thirty something stay at home mom who is married to her high school sweet heart and has two great kids. I am a born again Christ Follower who is loving the journey we are on! It's a wild crazy one sometimes!