Saturday, July 21, 2007


Woohoo! I've been tagged for a meme by Judy.

THE RULES:List 8 facts/habits about yourselfPost the rules at the beginning before those facts/habits are listedTag 8 people and post their names, go to their blogs and leave them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and ask them to read your blog.So here it is. 8 things about me that you probably know or don't know (deep, eh?)...
1. I LOVE to organize. The idea of pulling everything out of my hall closet so I can go through it piece by piece and lable it, container it or get rid of it makes me giddy.
2. I hate to clean. The dishes are my husband’s job because unless I have company coming over, they usually just sit in the dishwasher or the sink until he ends up doing them anyway.
3. I’ve lived in So. CA all but five months of my life and I don’t know how to surf. It’s on my list of things to learn before I die but I’m pretty sure I’d look really stupid out there while the 14 year old boys get all the good curls.
4. I hate cream cheese. It looks good and I try it every once in a while but I can’t stand the stuff. Even if you tell me I won’t be able to taste it in a recipe, or omit the fact that something has cream cheese in it, I can still taste it and I have to spit it out.5. I lost my baby weight so quickly after having Leah that I was in itty bitty clothes by her first birthday. Those clothes are too small for me now. I’d like to be able to wear them again.
6. I have “friend” issues. Two of my so-called best friends totally screwed me over. Now I’m in protect mode and only really open up fully to one. Who knew that this kind of drama went on past high school?
7. Someone gave me a Ford Expedition last year. Free. And I didn’t even know them until the day he gave me the car. Long story. You can read about it here
8. My kids are sixth generation southern Californians. I’m stoked they’re being raised right where I was, which is totally weird mostly because we’re a military family. So blessed.

Okee dokee. So the eight people I tag are...


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Oh a camping we will go...

Not that I’ve been incredibly great at keeping my blog updated as of late, but this time I’ll have a real excuse. Tomorrow the four of us and way too much luggage will be piled into the Expedition for a two hour drive up the mountain for a week of fun in the hot, hot sun. We’ll be at family camp with a bunch of other people in ‘deluxe’ accommodations, and by deluxe I of course mean the four of us will be sharing a room and spreading out between two bunk beds, no air conditioning and we’ll be sharing a bathroom with another family. BUT! there're things to offset the no-so-lovely sleeping arrangements. Mini-golf, kayaking, the ‘blob’ (where you sit on one end of a huge inflatable pillow while someone jumps from a platform to send you flying into the air and then crashing into the lake), family bingo night, crafts and lots and lots of time for the kids to be with other kids while Bill and I are doing our own thing. It’s a time to get away, reflect, pray, read, worship and learn. Normally, the trip would cost us around $1300. Because we’re special, and I know we are because that’s what my mommy told me, we only paid $100. $100!! I’d spend that just on food and utilities for the week here. I think we may actually be saving money by leaving. Ok, so we’re only paying one Benji because we’re military but still…

I know there will be meltdowns. It’s gonna be hot. My kids are picky and I’m not bringing food, they have to eat what’s there. Things will take some getting used to but I know that it’s gonna be great. We’ve been trying to make this trip for the last four years but there’s always been some reason we couldn’t make it. I can’t wait to get away.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007