Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ten things I'm loving right now

~Aunt Emmy took Joy yesterday for a slumber party in Dallas. I slept for 10 hours straight without cracking an eye to make sure my girl was asleep/comfortable/dry/etc. Hooray for good sisters!

~My anniversary band from Sundance. If I could pick one website to order every single thing from, it would be this one. Check out their stuff.

~my son has just started saying, "thank you," without prompting.

~my newest In Style magazine that I haven't read yet but am excited about reading soon

~the devotional Streams in the Desert that welcomes me back every time even if I push it to the side of my desk and forget about it every few days. I always feel so much better after reading it.

~three pairs of jeans that I tried on today from my closet fit. Gives me hope things will return to the way they were sooner than I thought.

~Leap Frog letter/word factory videos that entertain my older kids while I shower or cook. Who said TV wasn't educational. Ha!

~that Charlie has her baby by her side at all times now, little fake juice bottle included. And that she actually lines the bottle up to the baby's mouth instead of the eyes like she did the first few hours she had the bottle.

~I finally learned how to make my mother-in-law's lasagna. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.

~that I can let Max loose in my car and in 25 seconds it looks totally clean. No loose goldfish, cereal, or fries.

I think I found his purpose in the family.

8 comments:

Carley said...

Yay Mar! Those are all happy things! I know getting that much sleep makes the little things more delightful! :)

Mama Em said...

That Aunt Emmy is a rock star. Seriously. I need one. :)

Heather said...

Ha! These crack me up. And I'm glad Max has found purpose... sounds like it's the same as our Goliath's. Sundance is awesome- where I get gifts for my mom a lot of times. And Lasagna...please share the recipe. I made the WORST ever lasagna this week, clearly, I need help!

Michelle said...

Woo Hoo for GREAT aunts! Sounds like things are looking up!!!

Emmy said...

Mary, I just got home to my little child-free apartment, and I have never been more thankful to be a single, old maid, childless 34-year-old woman. We all win when I help with the kids!!!

Mama Em said...

It's sad that the thing i miss most about my dog is his hoover-skills. :) Anyway, my little 4-some fam will be in TX 11/12-1/12, between Dallas and Victoria (south TX). I would LOVE to get together with you, your kids, and Aunt Emmy if possible- Sean is welcome, too, of course! Seriously, though, we have to meet up!

Mama Em said...

Okay- I just read Emmy's comment ...that is hilarious. One day, our play group in IA got together, but with husbands, too, for Labor day or something like that. I have never seen so many bewildered faces...we were dying. Oddly enough, though, those men had definitely contributed to the making of all the little hellions running around... :)

Matt, Joy and Ryder said...

I love these all!! Especially the Max part...we bring Dixie in for "Clean-up" duty after every meal! LOL!