Playing Catch-Up

Sunday, August 03, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

Ok, so I’m fairly certain that one post in two months is a new record for me.  A bad record.  A record that Jon has mentioned more than once, and honestly, I am pretty sad about it too.  I could insert a number of sad excuses here, but instead, I’ll just move forward.  Be forewarned, you’re about to get a bunch of random thoughts and updates, all at once.  It’s basically going to be a hot mess…

We’ve been enjoying summer.  So much.  The lazy days, the lack of schedules, Hudson’s baseball games, swimming at the lake, playing with friends, lunches at 2:00 in the afternoon, sun-kissed bodies, and overall, just being together.  Don’t get me wrong, my house is showing the effects of our lackadaisical schedule, but in time, we’ll get back into a schedule and a clean house again.  Maybe.

This summer will forever be known as the summer of lost teeth.  At last count, six teeth have been lost between Devyn and Hudson in the past four weeks.  And at $3-$4 a tooth, the Tooth Fairy is going bankrupt.  It was NOT my decision to pay out that much per tooth, but I believe the Tooth Fairy’s management said something about inflation and “you can’t buy anything for 50¢ nowadays” and management is overruling the Tooth Fairy.   Whatever.  I’m sure Management is eating his words about now.  *Ahem*

The most exhilarating and memorable tooth extraction (thus far) happened to Hudson at one of his baseball games.  He was playing second base and a fly ball was hit towards him and I watched as the ball bounced and then hit him square in the jaw.  I saw him grab his mouth and then cup his hand around a tooth.  I knew instantly what had happened, so I met him and the coach at the dugout.  He was offered a chance to clean out his mouth and wait for another turn to bat but he declined.  And so I watched as my 7-year-old son spit out blood in-between pitches.  I am still kind of in awe of his resilience.

There were no vacations planned this year, neither did Devyn head off to camp.  Instead we’ve just kept busy around here…  However, a long weekend in Steamboat Springs is coming up and we’re going with some of our favorite people.  We’ve rented a vacation home for our combined group of twelve, and are planning to go to the hot springs, rent a boat for a day, and whatever else we feel like doing.  Of course, all the Littles care about is that there’s a pool for us to use.  And I’m sure that’ll be the highlight of their trip, superseding anything else we might do. 

Unbeknownst to me, we scheduled our Steamboat trip for the weekend AFTER school begins.  I am that mom, the one who doesn’t really pay that close attention to school schedules and ends up paying for it later.  Truth be told, I am frustrated with our school district anyway right now, so much so that I just don’t care if the Littles miss two days of school.  Two HALF days of school to be exact. 

Yep, you read that right.  Our school district decided to implement a Heat Policy this year and for the first two weeks of school, elementary and middle school students will only go to school until noon.  And because Reagan is in afternoon kindergarten, she’ll only go to school from 10:00am to noon.  Seriously.  Why are we just not waiting to start school until after Labor Day?  This seems ridiculous to me, and as such, I really don’t care if they miss their first Friday and Monday of school.  Mom of the Year.  Right here.

The One and OnlyDevyn and I did get to go to Beth Moore again this year.  We went with my mom, Christine, and our friend, Becky.  I always walk away from a Beth Moore conference with kernels of Truth to tuck away in my armory.  It is NEVER a wasted weekend.  However, this conference felt a little different than usual.  She individualizes each conference, which means she always waits until the conference gets closer to see what she feels God wants her to teach for that specific group.  This is the first time that it felt like she came with one idea to teach but felt that God was leading her in a different direction once she was actually here.  I’ve never heard her speak to such specific situations before, and it was both unnerving and powerful.  I walked away with a definite instruction to obey.  Of course, the hard part is putting that into action…

It has been a busy two months, and one of the things that kept me busy is that I re-designed and moved Munchkin Land Designs from Blogger to Wordpress.  Truth be told, any free time during these past two months was spent on getting the new site up and running.  The move was a long time coming and I’m excited to see what Wordpress can do with all of its tools and plugins.  Please feel free to hop over and take a look around.  I’d love to hear to what you think!


I believe that catches you up with us.  It’s a long-winded post, one that barely scratches the surface.  And its my hope that I don’t go nearly as long in-between posts.  Please feel free to hold me accountable to that… I know Jon will.  Ha!

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.


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7:52 AM delete

I can't believe you actually posted! This summer has been so busy and I am ready for life to slow down again so we can actually see each other more. Congrats on the new website again, I know how much work you put into it and it looks amazing!

9:45 AM delete

My current district doesn't do early outs for any kind of weather. We have a tiered bus system so it's impossible for them to change the schedule. My old district always built them in but when you dismissed only 1.5 hours early it made absolutely no difference in how bad the heat affected everyone.