Friday, February 26, 2010


Unfortunately, I learned more lessons this morning…
1. Don’t hesitate when you are prompted to stop what you’re doing and say your morning prayers, b/c you might forget.
2. Don’t underestimate how easy it is to wreck in slippery, snowy, and icy road conditions. Yep, on the way to school this morning, we hit a pretty slick area, started fish-tailing, started spinning (then I hit the brakes- which I know is a NO-NO in this situation)…and spun across the road into a lamp post and fire hydrant. Fortunately, the Lord protected us all. Adelle started crying, but settled down after a few minutes. Brinly said that it was “FUN” to crash…as did Cade (which is a direct result of too much TV, in my opinion…reality is not there).
3. People in Alpena are incredibly NICE and bend over backwards to help you. FOUR People stopped to see if we needed help! In LV, when I had my flat tire, not 1 car stopped (which I was glad b/c LV has some scary folk). One especially kind couple, the parents of a gal in Brinly’s class, stopped and took Brinly to school, and then came back and took us home. So very kind.
4. Always find someone to put on your child’s emergency contact card…even if you don’t know anyone. The school was hesitant to let this couple pick up Brinly after school, b/c it was just over the phone….I didn’t have anyone to put on it b/c I literally didn’t know anyone…still don’t…except for this couple, now.

Anyway, we made it home and have all the arrangements made to get a rental and have the car fixed. I’m scared to go driving in this weather now…I’ll be driving SUPER slow, and people are going to think I’m crazy. Oh well. I don’t what to go through this again. I’m starting to think I’m a bad driver…too many accidents.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Things I've Learned This Week:

1. Don’t leave a bottle of laundry detergent capless on top of the dryer and leave home. Your washer may become unbalanced and vibrate that ¾ full- 92 load- bottle of concentrated liquid soap to the floor…and soak up comfortably in your carpet.
2. Don’t let your 2 year old wipe his own bottom after using the toilet. He might wad up the entire tp roll and flush the toilet. The toilet might in-turn start a flood in your new rental home.
3. Don’t ignore your impression of “that sounds like water running…” when you hear the toilet flush upstairs while you’re on your computer.
4. Don’t store your paper goods on the floor of the bathroom closet b/c the toilet might overflow and ruin your stock of tp and paper towels.
5. Don’t say, “Do you want me to do that to you?” when your child does something mean to the other child- they might in turn use it on each other.

And it’s only Thursday

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good-Bye Part1: The Harward's

Jami and James graciously allowed us to stay with them in their basement apartment. We had a lot of fun. Brinly and Addie always enjoy playing together and you'll see below what Cade fell in love with.
Adelled was given some ice cold peaches and the reaction was this face:
Poor girl!

Jami and Adelle hit it off as well. Adelle really savored being held by her Auntie Jami.

Not such a great picture of myself, but I couldn't leave without pictures with my sisters!

Cade's love continued-'ll be a theme throughout our entire trip.

Brinly and Addie having a great time!