Monday, June 28, 2010

A Day at the Park!

~Random Mind Monologue~


I'm at work now, typing this inbetween calls.  I'm an interpreter for the deaf, and I make phone calls ALL day for those that use a video phone.  It's quite interesting :) 
My stepkids are with us more these days.  In the summer, we have them 3 days, then 4 days a week...alternating.  Except when there are exceptions.  Like, when we go on vacation together, we'll keep them for a whole week and so on.  As time goes on, it is a little easier to handle time with the kids.  There is less bitterness and guess it is easier for the kid's mom to let them stay with us.  Does that make sense?  They are getting older now and she is busier with her work and such.  Maybe her perspective has changed.  Either way, it is easier! 
Alex, the oldest, is still here.  He seems to be having a blast!  I'm glad he has this opportunity, to serve God as a camp counselor for kids that may have never known His love without this camp experience.  Alex will be back home in mid-July....he'll hang out with us until summer's end.
I need to think of ways to keep Sam busy.  He's 14 and restless.  We're going on vacation pretty soon, so that will help.  He's going on a mission trip with our church in August.  I'll try to find ways to 'fill in the blanks' as needed :) 
The other kids are doing well.  It takes all of our energy to keep them in line and busy :)  This past weekend, we went to a park with two other will be posted later today (I hope!). 
After work, I am taking one of the girls shopping.  She only has a few pairs of shorts.  We try Salvation Army 1st.  It's my favorite :)
Tonight, we're having our last planning meeting for the MEGA Southland Youth Reunion!  I will participate via Skype....everyone else is local but me.  The planning for this reunion has been in process for over a year--it's FINALLY happening!  SO exciting :)

Until Soon....
~Bethany :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I read MckMama's blog and she will sometimes title her posts 'Stream of Consciousness' where she writes her random thoughts about the day. I like it. I don't want to copy her idea though.
Although, the actual term is related to grammar and, she didn't make the words up on her own or anything.

I was trying to think of another way to title those random, thoughtful blog entries. Here are some of my ideas....and

Mindless Chatter (but it isn't mindless now, is it?)
Free Writing (boring)
Flowing Thoughts (Mark's idea), none of those are working for me.
What do you think?

Enough of that!

I am going to post a few more pictures. My goal is to have them appear directly under this sentence. We will see.

It didn't work. Why won't pictures go where I want them to go?


Today was rather busy. I dropped off the two youngest boys at day camp, went to work, came home and then we proceeded to take 3 of the boys to dinner and a movie

We saw Toy Story 3. I laughed, I stressed out about the possible 'death' of toys (wow--how do they..meaning producers/movie that?!) and I cried! All in all, it was very well done. The story was all too raw since my baby Alex, who is going to be 20 this year, just left home last year for college. Just like Andy, he too had a Buzz Lightyear that was left behind :( I'm pretty sure I donated it. Sadly.


~Bethany :)

New Camera ~ New Pictures!

My husband was kind enough to buy me a very SWEET camera!

(It's an early birthday present)

Course, he uses it too :)

Here are a few of our first ones.