My babies are finally home. I missed them! It was good practice though for January when Gabe and I have plans to leave them for a few days and celebrate our 10th anniversary somewhere exotic. (like Indiana. or Hawaii.) Anyone want to volunteer to babysit??
They were so excited to see us–especially Ava. And they looked so much older, taller, cuter, and tanner. They had a wonderful time. Thanks, Rock and Janelle!
As I put them to bed, I felt so warm and full and fuzzy. That lasted all night and for part of the morning. And disappeared around 8:30 when Ava had a meltdown. All is well now though–she’s just a little tired. Absence does make the heart grow fonder, and I’m trying to love on all three of my babies as much as I can before school starts. (not that I’ll stop then, but you know)
Livi just asked me, “Can I have my sucker from K-Mart? Er, I mean…” I tried not to laugh as I said, “Denmark?” “Yeah, that’s it! Denmark!” Jamie and the boys brought us treats from their trip. (Their trip to Denmark, not K-Mart.) Those Danes make some tasty candy!
We’re getting rid of cable. We’ve had it for most of our marriage. It was Gabe’s idea (to get rid of it). Since our phone company went under, we’ve been doing lots of research. (well, Gabe has) We decided to cancel our cable/internet package with WOW (the company, not the exclamation) and our cell phones with Verizon. We’re getting cell phones (free), home phone (local w/2 hours long distance) and internet (fast) with AT&T. And saving money. We’re making a serious effort to get out of debt. The next thing to go is McDonald’s. (eek!)
God has already shown us He’ll provide when we trust Him. I found out today that you can watch full-length episodes of Playhouse Disney shows on-line. I’m assuming it’s free? And I discovered that our library has all of the Dora DVDs (Nina’s absolute fave–one of the reasons I didn’t want to get rid of cable) and I can reserve them online. I’ve also been reserving books online lately instead of buying any, and it’s great fun! I love to browse in the library (gives me warm fuzzies), but with three kids, I just break out into a sweat while they moan and complain and I can’t find anything I’m looking for.
OH! And I found out that I can request that our library purchase certain books. Most of you probably already knew this. I asked them to purchase Blushing Bride and Is That All? (I did it on-line. Too embarrassing in person.) And they did it the very next day! (They also reserved them for me, assuming that if I requested the purchase, it was because I wanted to read them. Ha! No thanks.)
So, if any of you can access your library on-line or you’re brave enough to ask, you could do me the HUGEST favor and ask them to buy my books. Several of the C-bus libraries already had copies which shocked me. If you ask, and they say yes, let me know! It’ll make my day.
That’s all. Have a great Wednesday!