Thursday, February 26, 2009

One month away, 8th court date

We are one month away from our 8th court date. This is according to Beau, I have lost count. We STILL do not have THE document needed. It is hard for me to comprehend how long this is taking....hard to imagine not getting the doc soon. I can't even think about not passing court in March...Lord have mercy please. We are more than ready to bring these babies home.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Confession Friday

I surely didn't intend to make this a regular Friday post but there is a lot to say....

1. Yesterday I got a speeding ticket...going 48 in a 35 (that really should be a 45)...I am signing up for 6 hours of defensive driving today. While I waited for the cop to finish my ticket I was thanking the Lord that my addiction is coke and not alcohol because....

2. Yesterday I broke down and had a coke. I was drinking the Coke when I was pulled I was truly thankful that my "fall from my fast" did not land me a worse consequence! And for the record I am still "fasting" from Coke....I had a horrible headache yesterday, had a weak moment and stopped for an ICEE (Slurpee) yesterday....I still consider it "cheating"....but I could not allow myself a "real coke" as I don't think I could continue the fasting after sipping the full real deal:) Hoping I get to soon....

3. I just sent my kids out for recess so I can blog....they need fresh air, I need to clear my head:)

4. I am really missing New Orleans lately. Living in Dallas we love....for raising our kids and our church and friends....but not for its historical culture....sorry Dallas. Most people I know that live or have lived in New Orleans have a love/hate feeling about the city. There are so many thing to love love love about the city....the food #1 for sure, the beautiful people, the culture, the history, the fun, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and the food again! But there are other things to hate too....the corruption, and for us, the racism, and well, too much "fun" for raising kids....LOL:) It truly is a love/hate relationship....that is why I could more easily move top the "Northshore" or "Baton Rouge"....close enough, but not too close.....some of you understand:) I so want to bring the kids to a real Mardi Gras parade....not what some of you are thinking....but the kid friendly kind of parade....they, I, would love it. It just doesn't work this I am missing it all....the seafood, king cakes, parades, beads, music, etc.... Maybe next year we will get down there for Mardi Gras..... And for the record...I have a love/hate feeling about Big D too....but that is another post:)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Laughing At My Bride

Beau here. Okay, so the coke thing. I just went with Caleb to get lunch for him and Hannah. On the way home Caleb says "Daddy, I can't believe mommy really believes that dream. You know, the coke one. She's going crazy. She's going to be nuts." Of course he says this while he is drinking a coke. So when we get home, I see his gift of compassion really shine brightly. He comes in and says "Mommy, I brought you a coke." She gets excited, and then he hands her his empty coke and tells her she is going nuts. He exudes compassion.

Oh, and my confessions for Friday (a day late). First, I am not a coke drinker, but yesterday I had a coke with sushi at my desk. And last night Natalie and I were gluttons for our early Valentine's dinner, including fried lobster, lobster tacos, duck tamales, grilled black bass, crab cakes, fried bbq blue oysters, filet mignon, and three chocolates for dessert. Like I said...gluttons. But hey, no coke. And then we came home to our quiet house (grandma took the kids) to be sleeping before ten and slept late.

Grateful for my family, especially my bride.

Friday, February 13, 2009


This ultra cool and sweet blogger friend suggested "Confession Fridays" Here are a few of mine:

1. I confess that right now I am blogging while homeschooling. Not the best way to patiently and effectively teach but my brain is very distracted today. My kids are distracted I guess we are even.

2. Today I am distracted for many reasons....but mainly because I am a week without Coke. If we do not get word of the document soon...well I may have to break my fast. In fact I confess that I have been pretty convinced that it would not be "cheating" if I have a Coke tonight on my date with Beau.

3. I don't blog a lot for a few reasons: I am lazy, I really don't like to write, and I am lazy.

4. I am having a hard time with "liking" this verse....Isaiah 55...."For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts"....most days it brings me great comfort, but some days I am mad like my kids when they don't get their way:)

5. I confess that the guilt is setting I need to get back to actually homeschooling.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Less than a week ago, I had a very weird dream. One part of the dream included me giving up Coke. Any of you that know me, know that I have given this drink up many, many times before...for many different reasons. Well in my dream I gave up coke until THE document is signed, sealed, and delivered. It was a very weird dream and I woke up questioning the sanity of such a crazy up coke, my happy drink during a very tiring, emotional time??? Sounded crazy. But I decided to go for it. It has been 6 days and I am so wanting a coke. Just a sip or two would be fine. I am such an addict. I know. I am trying here. Each time I want a coke, I pray....pray for this document, for B and Y, and for all the other children waiting to come home.

Some others are praying today....join us and pray these babies home.

And one of the cutest babies to pray for....well I can't share his picture or fun....but go let the Tuckers know that you are praying for them too. Trust me....he is so so stinkin' cute!