Chatter, Daily Life

Conversations at Our House: Jailbird version

Driving with a child who is learning how numbers work in the real world is so much fun!

NICHOLAS: The speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

ME: Uh huh.

NICHOLAS: That dial says you are going 35 miles per hour.

ME: Uh huh.

NICHOLAS: 35 is a bigger number than 25. It’s 10 bigger.

ME (slowing down): Uh huh.

NICHOLAS: MOM! You were Breaking The Law.

ME: Uh huh.

NICHOLAS: But what will happen if you get arrested? If you go to jail, the babies will starve.


Where have I been?

So, you may have noticed that, aside from some content I had front-loaded onto the blog, I haven’t been around lately.

To say things have been a little crazy around here would be an understatement.

On Friday, June 5, I ran/walked my first 5K! I’ve been training since February and have lost 35 pounds, and was very excited. To be honest, I didn’t think I could do bit. I spent the last mile praying hail Mary’s.
But I did it, and I’m very proud of myself! Here I am crossing the finish line.
And here is my place– 187! But there were over 300 participants, so I guess it’s not too bad.
And here I am looking sweaty and awful with my wonderful children.
What made it even more special is that the day I ran the 5K, I also found out we were expecting our fifth baby!


The horrible terrible no-good very bad week

Oh, man, it was bad, bad, bad.

Chip was gone on retreat all week in Chicago. He’s back now. I don’t really like to let people know when he’s out of town because I get a little freaked out thinking people know I am home alone with 4 kids.

I was sick most of the week, ending with a resounding hacking cough.

Apparently, no one from church knew he was out of town, because I kept getting phone calls.

Michael didn’t get the part in the play he auditioned for. 🙁