Friday, June 27, 2008

That Makes Sense...Somehow

I love it when my kids put something they see into the context of what they understand, even though their thinking is faulty.

When Reed had just turned two we took a group of college kids up to church camp in the mountains. We left after our evening VBS so it was late as we were pulling in. Reed had slept part of the way, but woke up when we slowed down on the mountain roads. A deer ran in front of the van and then leaped the fence right next to us. "Look at the deer!" we all exclaimed. About two minutes later Reed asked, "Why did we see a kangaroo?"

Tonight we had a similar moment with Ashton. As we were driving through a neighborhood we saw a man walking a dog wearing a white cone collar (you know, those post-op or no-scratch collars). Ashton processed for just a moment before she declared, "I saw a dog with a light!" We, of course, laughed hysterically, which only added to her delight. It definitely explains what she saw!

Don't know if the dog had been drinking....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Rumor Mill


I need to set some things straight.

Yes, I'm pregnant. Here are the details:

Status: 14.5 weeks

Due Date: December 20th, 2008

Cravings: One middle of the night craving for a dish made by a restaurant that has been closed for a year. More consistently, stewed tomatoes, especially with macaroni and cheese. My mother used to make me eat these with the mac-n-cheese, and I hated them! Weird!

Side Effects: Headaches, varicose vein farther up and down my right leg, round ligament pain mainly on left side, more constant ear stoppage from possible TMJ, and nausea (which has mainly passed).

Planned?: Baby, yes. Timing, no.

Maternity Clothes: Got them out last weekend. What a relief!

Reed's Comments: "Is your belly getting bigger yet?"

Ashton's Comments: "When you go to hospital?"

Ryan's Comments: "I hope it's twins!" (It's not!)

Sara's Comments: "What have we gotten ourselves into?"

God's Comments: "For I know the plans I have for you..." (Glad it's not all up to us!)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Excavation Services

For Hire: Team of excavators to help move dirt from your yard.

Methods of excavation include shovels, sticks, rocks, or any toy not meant for digging. For quicker jobs we use a fast-digging dog.

Methods of movement include buckets, shovels, air travel, shoes, and (our favorite) clothing.

We specialize in the making and moving of mud.

Lots of experience! We will not stop till all your dirt is in your house!

Call 1-800-ASH-REED.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


In regards to the house,

Visibly Blown Schedule!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Period of Absence

Yes, I have been away.

Why? you ask.

I have been working on writing our church's VBS.

What is VBS? you ask.

Apparently it's a Veritable Blog Stealer.

Promise to post at a later date.