Monday, June 23, 2008

Hopping Frogs

Let me tell you how I almost missed Sunday School this week.

I was cramming my work in like I always do Sunday morning when Robyn called from a sleepover. She asked if she could bring home 2 frogs that were just like her African frog in her bowl at home. I said fine since we already had the food and bowl for it.

She gets dropped off 20 minutes later by a neighbor and comes in with not 2 but 6 jumping, not swimming, little frogs. She thought they were the same kind but they were not.

At that point we had 20 minutes until we had to leave for Sunday School. I was trying to wrap up work with a difficult customer that wouldn't let me off the live support and trying to think of where I could put these frogs while were at church.
I finally finished my work and got a container to put them in. As I was trying to poke the air holes I cracked the entire lid. From there I got some Saran wrap and my handy dandy large rubberband that I was happy to get the day before, don't ask.
Anyway it just barely held the little froggys in there but it worked and I did not have any escapees. We even made it to church on time.
Later we had the discussion about setting them free and having a long life vs. keeping them and killing them by not having the right environment and food. This is when we took the pictures.
All in a day of a Mom's life! Isn't it great!!
The funniest part of this whole story is that this was me about 24 years ago. Just ask my parents. I love frogs and collecting things with frogs on them. I mean, I have a frog tattoo and all!!
***Why this blogger won't keep my paragraph returns is beyond me. Please excuse the poor formatting. It worked for the top half. I guess I'll have to stop the blogger editing and add my html in there. Another project for another time......

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This is going to sound strange but if you are reading this now could you click the comments on the bottom right of the post to let me know? I'm trying to get an idea of how many people are reading this blog and trying to decide if I should keep updating this or not. I know there have been some family and friends that have read this and have not left comments in the past. You know who you are!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Flowers, I think.....

We've had a lot of fun lately just seeing what is growing in our yard. This is our first summer here so we didn't know what to expect. Here are some pictures of the flowers and weeds that have popped up in our backyard. I say weeds because for all I know some of these are weeds. I only pulled the ones I didn't like. You are looking at the pretty weeds:)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Summer is here!!!

It's official, the kids are out of school and summer is here. We have been in the pool almost everyday. We have a busy summer planned with softball, teeball, VBS and a trip to PA near the end of the summer. We are also up for lots of pool parties so let us know when you want to come out!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


We have been real busy lately. Robyn is playing softball and Garrett is playing teeball and going to karate. Here is a picture of Robyn with her team. That is her all the way to the left. I really need to get some pictures of them playing. They are having a great time and its nice to see them doing so well. Who would have thought that Robyn would be an excellent batter and thrower?? Maybe she found her niche. Garrett has only had one practice so far so it will be fun to see how he does. We know he definitely has the speed!
We have also been revisiting the homeschooling option for the fall. I'm really feeling it would be best for all of us now. I just need to find an extra 8 hours in my day!! Please pray for us as we make this decision. I keep talking myself out of it but when I am praying and going to church it strongly enters my mind and I get excited.