Thursday, April 30, 2009

I miss them

I miss my family, and I miss my friends. We have been in Texas for 2 years now... Can you believe it?

In a few ways, it seems like it's been forever since we have moved here, and lived in the city.... we've just grown accustomed to it.

But in other ways, it seems like we just left. I miss the country. I miss my friends. I miss the house. I miss my family. I miss. i miss. I miss.

I understand that It will now longer be the same.
I understand that I don't like change.
I know everything is changing.
I know it is HARD
I know I don't like it much at all.
I know I miss Betsy, and I wish she was closer and that we could talk and eat lunch together.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I love my dad.

hahaha. I just was talking to my dad. And I heard this really funny story. Its real!

So, last night, my dad said that he swore (except he doesn't) that he heard Gracie, our dog, peeing on cardboard. hahahaha.. At three this morning, Gracie was barking to go outside, so my mom got up and let her out. My dad noticed she wasn't in the bed anymore and when she came back, my dad said, '' So, did you get it all cleaned up?'' My mom was like, what? I let Gracie out.... He then said, ''no, did you get all the cardboard cleaned up, i wouldn't want to clean that up...'' My mom then said, ''Gracie went outside, honey... she is inside now.''

hahahaha. it was much funnier when he told it. I just thought it was hilarious that he knew that he heard Grace peeing on cardboard, then Grace decided that she had to go outside... hmmm... It made my night. Ahem

(GRRRR. I was going to put pictures on here, but Kathleen took all my pictures off my computer. GR.)




SOOOOOO. THANK GOODNESS FOR FACEBOOK AND COPY AND PASTE. ---- I just saved pictures offffff facebook back to my computer so I could put them on here, then just delete them, since I have them somewhere else already!!! WHOO HOO. I did it!!
These pictures, just seem appropriate for this post. -the end.





mmmmm, mmmmm, Muffins

- Hey there guys! These muffins are my new favorite! Yesterday we made Blueberry, and today we are making strawberry(with frozen Strawberries). I spose you could make it with nearly anything. But they are SO addicting! Enjoy!

(Kathleen accidentaly put allspice in instead of Cinn. and it still tasted yummy!)

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins
bakedperfection.com

Muffins:

2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups blueberries

Topping:

1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

In a medium bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a large bowl beat together eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in oil, vanilla, and sour cream. Mix dry ingredients into wet mixture (be sure not to over-mix, batter will be lumpy). Gently fold in blueberries. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups so they are 2/3 of the way full.

To make the topping: mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.



The Blueberry ones :






Here are the Strawberry ones :



Monday, April 27, 2009

BBq's, Sore Throats and Rain.

Yesterday we had a church BBQ. The turnout was really great! I bet we served 300 people! Mr. Ebling planned just enough Brisket! We had Bushs Baked Beans which I doctored up with onions, bacon and PANCAKE SYRUP! YUM. Everyone loved them. We also had the Christian group, Shiloh come to sing. They were really good too!

I have a sore throat. Yay. not so much. I ate a popsicle this morning, and now am drinking some hot tea with lemon. I have to babysit/meet a new family, this afternoon. I haven't ever heard of it taking 3 hours to meet 2 boys, but we will see how this goes. I will be babysitting a 12 hour day for them in May. Pray that my throat feels somewhat better, because it isn't exactly comfortable to talk right now. My sister says I am mad for some reason, but it just hurts!

I woke up at three this morning and boy was it lightning! I have never seen it so bright or so quickly. I drifted back to sleep at 4 or so, not sure if it rained or not.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Little Liesel...

Bless her heart. She is the 11 month old that I am babysitting tonight. I have been here once before to sit for her. She is quite the cutie pie. I have no been able to get any pictures of her though, since she loves to scream and cry. I feel so bad for her since this tiem and last time, she just cried and cried for almost two hours straight.

She wants nothing but her mommy. I can certianly understand the seperation anxiety at this age. The hard thing is that nothing will pacify her. There is no pacy, or favorite book, or toy... Just screaming. :) I did try YouTube lullibies tonight. That seemed to work somewhat. She cried herself to sleep at 7:30 tonight. Therefore, Jenna is getting schoolwork done. Whoo hoo! ;)

I will more than likely be here for 1.5 hours longer, and I am getting sleepy. hmmm...

I feel,

at peace.

I know that I made the right decision. God has been placing it on my heart. And I know that He backed me up.

I am a bit uneasy about tonight. I don't quite know why. It may very well be all the stress I have had lately.

School is almost done. Whoo. I am so proud of Kathleen! She is going to be finished before long! She has been working so hard!

Research paper tonight after the baby falls asleep. Please pray she does not scream for 2 hours like she did last time.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Practicing what I Preach..

Not that I actually preach or anything... Ahem.

In all seriousness, I am simply going to live out what I say. I like to think that in many things, I do do this... (do do. hm.) But, I am human and cannot be perfect. So, there are things that need to be worked on.

-I do need to stand up for myself more.
-I do need to actually trust Him , wholeheartedly, not in just the few things i don't mind giving up. I mean, how else am I learning to lean on Jesus and that He WILL see me through. If it is in His plan? How would that work if I am trying to control everything myself?

Just something to think on as I will be working on them.

On a lighter note, Sonic tomorrow. YUM. What shall I have?! We will see if a certain someone does show up this time. Ahem Then Babysitting tomorrow night. Then babysitting Saturday night... And the BBQ thing on Sunday.

I have actually been babysitting alot this week. Just at pretty convenient times. It was been nice. I will be babysitting for a total of 5 times this week. I am pretty popular it seems! hee hee.. just kidding. But it has been going well.

I am off to work on school for a bit, I don't think I will get out of my pjs until 2:30, maybe even 2:36. Just saying. Oh the JOYS of homeschooling... oh, I think we will leave that for another blog post!


* I got my haircut when Karen was here...

Before:

(please ignore the squinty eyes.. it was sunny) (but it is just to show that I got about 5 inches cut off...)
After:


*Also, just putting out there that I do not wear orange every day, these pictures were taken about 2 weeks apart, and I know I have sunglasses on my head in the picture, I should have used them. next time.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It seems

I am always tired these days. It feels like go go go go go go and go some more.

Today was MOPS, I taught my class, but had to leave early to go babysit somewhere else. I have 9 kiddos for 3 hours. Talk about exhausting! They were pretty well behaved for the most part. I gave my number to three other moms, I am sure that I will be getting some more ''business'' soon!

I got sunburned this past weekend. I never get sunburned. And to top things off, all my skin is peeling. Like CRAZY. At this rate, I will have no skin by Sunday. I look hilarious. I don't quite understand it either. It is pretty nasty. haha. Oh well. The price I pay for beauty.

I plan on staying up late tonight to work on schoolwork and sleeping in tomorrow. I was really really hoping that I could stay in my pjs tomorrow. But I am going to work at Dana's tomorrow night. So, I have until 4:30 or so... haha. I have so much to get done. GRRRR... oh well

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am back from the beach! We had a great time. We saw so many great things! It was beautiful, sunny weather. Although we got a tad sunburnt, we are so glad we went.

Karen flys home tomorrow. Sad day :(

I babysit tonight and tomorrow, plus MOPS tomorrow. It never ends! I am tired.

My mother is a tad edgy, so I think we are all tired.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a great morning and meal!

We headed down to Austin, and went to Promise Land West for services this morning. The Christian Group Avalon was playing there today. Look for a video or two on Facebook! They were really good!

After Lunch, we are heading down to Corpus! WHOO HOOO!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

KAREN IS HERE!!

WHOO HOO... We will have a fun week with MANY pictures!

YAY.

BEACH TOMORROW

Friday, April 10, 2009

Uh oh...

I offically have a Dallas Cowboy shirt.

alright, alright, before you judge me, let me explain myself.

1. It was 3.00.... who can pass up a three dollar shirt

2. I only will sleep in it. Noone will see me in it besides my family.

3. I am NOT a Cowboys fan. at all at all.

4. It is a Tony Romo shirt, He is from my hometown, so that counts as something.

5. and Yes, Uncle Allen, I do think you need to wear a Packers shirt since I am wearing this stinky thing.


hmmm..

the end.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Please Pray

My aunt Karen's house was broken into today while she was at school.

They broke into her bathroom window and took her laptop.

Her dog is alright, I am sure that the dog is scared! But we are thankful that she wasn't hurt.

Please pray for Karen. She is going to stay at her house tonight. She is flying down here Saturday night.



* She is getting a security system.

*Police are taking a footprint sample from the bathroom floor.

*

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Video

I took this of Darcy today, thought it was cute
video

Jenna is my name

Exhausted is my game.

I am so sleepy. I have so much to get done. I am drinking a Pepsi hoping that the caffine will jolt me into action.

I worked today, I didn't sit down once.... I guess for a few minutes to color a picture.

Karen flys in on Saturday and we are headed to the BEACH! WHOO HOO...

I am just so so so so sleepy...

must. stay. awake.

Mariah came banging on my bathroom door this morning at about 2. She musta been sleepwalkin. I was up 3 times after that, I got really warm... hopefully i can sleep better tonight.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The River Walk...

I don't care how many times we go, I still LOVE it when we head on down to San Antonio to go to the Riverwalk. It just love, love, love it! So peaceful and pretty.

We took a boat tour and went to lunch with the Polands.

Here are a few pictures:







It was 91 degrees, and got a little warm when we had to walk around in circles to find our car. The ride home was a bit long, but I had a blast!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Whew!!!

Alright, So. I have my laptop here while I am babysitting. I am going to work on school, but thought I would do a quick update!

Here are a few pictures I took the last night with the Halles. We had such a FUN FUN week with them, we were sad to see them leave today.





The Polands came right as the Halles left, a bit hectic. But worked out just fine!

I ended up babysitting tonight for a family I don't know. I was recommended by word of mouth. I got here at 5:30. Right when the parents left, Lisel started screaming. Uncontroablly. I have been babysitting for 6 years. Alot of differnt kids I have sat for. I have never seen a baby (10 months old) scream for that long. I tried a walk, bottle, diaper change, teething ring, books, walking, rocking, sitting, standing, bouncing, singing... nothing soothed her. it was a bit crazy, after calling the parents, who felt so bad. I called my parents to see if they had any ideas. I felt so bad that she was crying! This family has never had a babysitter before me, I hope this didn't turn them off to babysittiers. I just thought it weird to not have a pacy, fav toy or blanket. We will see. She fell asleep without being in her nighttimne diaper or jammies, but hey, she is sleeping. We will see if she wakes up again.

We were spose to babysit for MOPS this morning, but didn't with all the company we are having, we decided not to work it this week. I felt bad, becasue that was three teachers. My mom and K run the babys/ones. And I teach the 2/3s by myself. I have no idea what they did. It is a hard job to do! Oh well, I didn't worry about it! It was nice to have a bit of a break.

We are hoping that Karen will come on down for her Spring Break. Maybe we could head ot Corpus Christi to the beach. We will see!

Lisel is still sleeping! WHOO HOO!

I am going to try to work on some school!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools! Well, not really. haha

I mean, that isn't what this post is going to be about! BUT, I do want to say a very Happy Birthday to Uncle Gene! I hope you have a great day!

We have been having a BLAST since Saturday night.

This is the clan at Chuys


We had a really fun time!

I took more pictures yesterday, check out my facebook page for them!