Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thanks for the new background!

I have one guess who fixed my background and if it wasn't Jamie, I need to change my password. :) Thanks! Hope everyone enjoys it. I do!

Friday, January 30, 2009

I finally posted the Christmas Update

Take a look under January 13 to briefly see what happened over Christmas. Also, if anyone can help me change the background to the blog that would be helpful. Again, baby brain at work here, or maybe I should say brain not at work here. :)

Telemarketers....

UCK! I think I can say that because for 2 summers I was one. Anyway, today I decided to finally answer the phone to try to get this one particular number to quit calling. Usually I just pick up and hang up, but today I felt like I could handle it. So, here's how it went....
"Hello", I said in my sweet sing songy voice.
"May I speak to Cynthia?"
"This is she."
"This is the credit card company. We'd like to offer you XYZ security for you identity. There's no obligation. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH."
I let them finish their spiel once because I know the drill. Someone is listening to them or they have so many people they have to present it to each day. After she finished, I say, "I'd have to talk to my husband about that." And she interrupted me before I could finish.
In my mind.... GAME ON GIRL!
So, I try to tell her that I need to talk to him first even though I can cancel at anytime during the trial, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH when she says (again interrupting me)"All I'm asking for is to verify your address."
And I said, "All I'm asking you for is a number to call back with my husband so he can hear the details and make a decision so we can save you some postage." click...(Back in the day of all corded phones I'd say SLAM, but today I clicked that button as hard as I could. Bet her ears are still sore from it.) Needless to say, the last statement I made had quite a different tone than the opening of the call.
It is so irritating, but I guess she was trying to do her job. Maybe they'll be able to use this for training purposes. Next time they call someone and the person says they are homeschooling 2 and have a 3 month old, the telemarketer will say "Ok, here's the number to call us back at. Have a great day." Maybe today wasn't the day to answer. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

December in Review

So much happened in December that I didn't have a chance to tell you about or show you. I'm attaching a montage of the events so you can see all the fun we had.


At the beginning of the month we went to Daddy-O's work for a Family Fun Day. Uncles Bob and Jimmy went with us and brought along Brady, Chloe, Dillon and Gwen. Rebekah and Ethan had a blast with the cousins and talked about it for days and days.

We went to get Rebekah's hair cut. It was the first time ever! I took pictures of it, even though there were many pleas for me not to, just like I did when we got Ethan's 1st haircut.




Try not to take off too much! :)









We made a trip to the park and we didn't need our heavy jackets. Everyone had a GREAT time!
We also went skating again with our friends and I remembered to take the camera out of the bag! That made the day a success even if nothing else did. :)
Daddy-O and the big kids had fun riding their bikes in the freezing cold. They looked like bandits, but hey, they had a great time!
Bethany and I took a walk and then Rebekah, Ethan, Daddy-O and I played soccer in the yard while Bethany cheered us on.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christmas Update

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. The time with our family, extended family, and friends was great. Rebekah and Ethan got tons of games this Christmas and we spent A LOT of time playing them. Two of our favorites are "Pretty Pretty Princess" and "Mouse Trap". Bill graciously played them both and was a quick winner in one and struggled to win the other. I absolutely love his winning photos and hope you do too. We traveled to Midway, North Carolina, with what felt like a vat of antibiotic, but we had a great time with Granny, Gina and So-So, Connie and Roxie, and Vivian.


While we were down in Midway we made a trip to Concord to visit with Bill's college roommate and Best Man, Karl and his family. Jason, Karl's twin brother was there with his family and we had a really good time with them. It was terrific to see them and Rebekah and Ethan had a blast playing with the other 5 kids their age and Bethany wasn't the youngest one there. Karl and Leigh Anne have a new baby girl too, Tori, who is I think 7 weeks old. Jason and Sara have twins on the way and if my memory is still with me today is the day they were to find out the sex of the babies. Oh, I can't wait to hear. I think I failed to mention that everyone at Karl's had 3 children already and with Jason's twins on the way, they will be blessed to have 5. :) Leigh Anne and Sara thanks so much for the delicious meal! I would love to have the recipe for the chicken. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures while we were there. As usual, I had the camera, it just never came out of the bag. Hope to see you all again real soon. Heading north anytime?


I'm sure there is something else I was going to say about Christmas, but I can't seem to remember things very well these days. How long can you blame things on "just having a baby?" I'd like to use that "reason" as long as I can.

Just a QUICK note!

Well, I have about 5 minutes before there is more than 1 child up from their rest time so I thought I'd fill you in on what we gave up in order to put Christ back into our Christmas thinking. Before Ethan and Bethany got sick, we decided we needed to spend more time thinking of others and less of ourselves. So, Rebekah and Ethan gave up their Leapsters and all the new games they got for Christmas for 2 days. (Now for those of you who don't know, they have a gaming gene in them that is strong... and it doesn't come from me. ;) So, giving up their new games was a BIG deal. To fill the time they had we made cards for several different people and sent them off in hopes to give them a nice surprise. We heard back from 2 people that they got them, we are trusting that the others made it too. Well, I was wrong... it was about 30 seconds before both the big kids were up. Now it sounds like Bethany is up too. AUGH time flies!