Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Carrot Kid

Came home from church the other night and Kevin had been home with the kiddos. When I walked in the kitchen I heard a sound from the living room that took me back in time was the song "Cruel Summer". I ran to the living room to see what was on the TV, yep, you guessed it "The Karate Kid". I was so excited; I loved that movie and hadn't seen it in ages.

Now, my kids think the karate kid is Will Smith's son. Um, no, I tell them. :) Tyler jumped up and said "Mom, we are watching a movie I found on the guide and it is so great." I say, "I watched this movie over and over when I was a little girl." He replies, "You watched the 'Carrot Kid' before?"

I cracked up! He has recently figured out how to use the guide on the tv to find what he wants to watch and I guess he is hooked on phonics...karate : carrot!

I love my kids!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

100 Cat Heads

Okay, I realize it has been 972,567 years since my last post. Who cares, Ambria is the only person who reads this anyway. :) HA

I have two funny stories courtesy of my daughters that I do not want to forget so what better way to remember than to put them on the internets for the world to see. Ha Ha, I am cracking myself up today.

Story 1:

Tuesday was the 100th day of school and Sarah brought home a little book that was all about 100. In this book, the teachers asked her three questions and recorded her answers. They are as follows:

If I had 100 friends, I would: ___play____.
If I had 100 pencils, I would: ____write____.
If I had 100 legs, I would: ____keep them____.
HA HA This kills me, she would keep them. How funny is that?

Story 2:

Watching American Idol last night, we saw a particular girl and I said to Kevin “I swear that girl is a crack head.” About 10 minutes later this same girl gets on stage to perform and Hannah, acting all grown up says: “I swear that girl is a cat head.”
I just couldn't help but to crack up and then procede to call everyone who got on stage after that a "cat head".

After writing this I am thinking telling the world that I call people crack heads in front of my small children is probably not a very nice thing. But, once again, I don't think Ambria will mind. hehe

My kids are So funny! I just love those little punks!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Consider it Pure Joy

I have had such a busy couple of weeks. Ty started flag football, so between that and homework for two kids, I have had no time for anything. P90X is still going, slowly but surely. It kicks my behind, so I guess that's a good thing.

We are watching a movie with the teen class at church called To Save a Life and it is so thought provoking. I think the teens are as into it as I am, which is a relief. Everytime I pick a curriculum for them, I am afraid I am picking for myself and not weighing their wants into it. I think I picked a winner this time, though.

I learn so much from these kids. They are such an inspiration to me and I often feel guilty for it. I am sure it is supposed to be the other way around. The teacher should inspire the kid, right? But they are so open with sharing their faith and welcoming to all different kinds of kids at youth group. We should all take a lesson from them.

I have so many blessings and feel so undeserving of them. Today is just a James 1:2-4 day for me. When I feel like everything around me gets to be too much or too chaotic, I go to this verse. My very favorite!!!

Enjoy it and maybe it will help your day, too.

James 1:2-4
2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Shew, that last part gets me everytime!! Not lacking anything, how good is my God!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Week 2 of P90X

I started week 2 of P90X last night. It was not as bad as it was the first time around. I am not as sore today and I was able to step it up a bit last night. Cool!
The kids are loving school, Sarah has made a new friend whom she refers to by her full name at all times. Never just the first name, I think that is so funny! Tyler thinks he has the "greatest teacher ever". I think he may be right!

Monday, August 23, 2010

5 Random Thoughts About Yoga

1. My body is not as limber as it used to be, as evidenced by doing Yoga X.

2. I would never do yoga in a public setting. Wow, you have to get into some funky positions.

3. I can totally see how it can be addicting. My sore muscles felt great after being all stretched out.

4. I really, really should have started with something not X. You know, just plain yoga.

5. I could go the rest of my life without ever seeing Tony in his man-leggings/yoga pants.

Stay tuned for more ramblings of working out from a person who didn't have to workout in the past and is a little bitter about it now. Until then, I'll be soaking my sore muscles.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

P90X: Exercise or Self Inflicted decide.

Heaven help me, I started P90X on Monday. I want to document my progress. I would really like to post pics because I think it would motivate me to want to look better than the before pics but let's just be real. There is no way on this earth I would post a picture of myself in a sports bra and shorts on the internet for the world to see. Maybe if there is significant improvement after 30 days. We'll see.

Now, on to the workout. Day one was not too bad while I was doing it. I mean, I was thinking it was hard and obviously I couldn't do anywhere near what Tony was doing, but it was okay. I did the best I could and when I got up the next day was a little sore, but not too bad. Last night was Plyo and man oh man, it was hard. I am pretty sure it could be used as some form of torture. My legs felt like rubber about 25 minutes in. The soreness has kicked in today, too. My upper body is more sore and my legs are getting worse by the hour. Again, I ask myself what I was thinking.

Someone who has been through this, please tell me it gets easier and it is worth it.


Friday, August 13, 2010

School is Cool

This week my middle baby started Kindergarten. That just doesn't seem right. She went right in, found her desk, sat down and started making friends. I know I should be happy it was that easy for me, but part of me wanted her to need me. We stood in the hallway for a minute watching her. As we walked off, I turned to Kev and said "Well, there she goes, off to the rest of her life...without me."

That night, I asked them what they thought of school and Tyler replied that he hates school but he loves second grade and loves his teacher. I didn't have the heart to tell him that means he loves school. :) Sarah simply said "School is cool."

And so we're off. Another school year, here we come!