Saturday, February 28, 2009

on my mind

Matthew 20:28
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35
He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

Philippians 2:3-4
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

shop talk

In front of the Walgreen's lady, Hayes announces that he has to poop.

On the way home...

"Hayes, it's not polite to say you have to poop in public. You should say that you need to use the restroom."

"Why? You don't poop in a restroom. You rest in a restroom."

"Restroom is another word for bathroom."

"I don't have to poop anymore. It sunked back up into my body. It went right here to the biggest bone in my leg."

Once home, after he did his business, he informs me...

"Boys' bottoms look like tea pots and girls' bottoms looks like flipped over mountains."

May your conversations today be as informative as mine.

Monday, February 23, 2009

can i take your order?

taco? burrito? margarita on the rocks with salt?
yes please!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Woman, My World

There's this girl.... And she's my world.

Well, today is Trisha's birthday and I've found good cause to hijack her blog once again. I want to let everyone know how much she means to me. I really only remember my life since her. I fall more in love with her as we travel down this road to whatever will be. It seems that residency is getting harder, especially lately. We both get frustrated, but I really feel closer to her than ever. And she's so pretty.

She really is the foundation upon which all of our future stands. Did I mention how much that I like to look at her? I mean come on....

So, we have been both working hard (her harder than me of course) these last two weeks and we are having a little getaway this weekend. I can't wait to spend some time alone with her while we're not trying to keep kids from fighting and I'm not consumed with residency.

She really doesn't like to be photographed, but these shots are a few that I found.

Trisha. I want to thank you for holding me up and making sacrifices for our lives together in Christ. Thank you for you committment to things Holy and your patience. I love you very much and wish I was with you right now instead of at this hospital.

And thank you Lord, for giving me a moment to post this in the middle of a busy day. Amen.

Happy Birthday Trisha

Monday, February 16, 2009

c to the r to the a to the z-y

I have finally updated Hewood. Of course you have seen most of the pictures on this bloggy blog, but there are a few new ones.

So delicious.

What's the word Fergie Ferg? Check it out.

So, I'm a bit delusional. Facebook is to blame. It'll make ya loco. Katie assures me it is only temporary. Thank goodness.

Rock. Rock.

I finally caved this weekend and joined. Holy freak! Could there be more people on it? I have to admit, it is pretty cool seeing everyone and their cutie patootie kids but I'm finding myself checking out people's profiles that I may or may not have ever had a conversation with. Help me.


Kyle of course gets a kick out of it because you know, he would like rather be doing amputations or playing video games (whateva). But I think he is just as intrigued as I am at the people coming out of the woodwork.

They want a taste of what I got.

"Guess who I'm friends with now?"
"So and So."
"Are you serious? What are they up to?"
"I don't know. But we're friends."

Let the networking begin. That is the point of Facebook, right?

Ok, Mom, I know you are in the dark at this point... here's Fergalicious for your viewing pleasure. You're gonna love it.

I blow kisses.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

on my mind

Luke 12:34
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

happy heart day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Does anyone else's car look like this? This is a typical day when everyone goes to school. Backpacks, lunch boxes, sleeping mats, purse, mail, prescriptions, you name it. It takes two trips to get it all back into the house.

It makes me smile though. It means we got out of the house, the kids got to play with their friends and I had a little break.

And if you are wondering what the back of the car looks like, keep wondering... cause I'm not going to show you. Pure madness.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

granola anyone?

Here is a granola recipe I just love to make. It is so simple and yummy. You can find the original recipe from Emeril here. I just modified it to suit my fancy. You can basically add or subtract whatever you like. Add it to a bowl of vanilla yogurt and you're in business!

Emeril's Granola

3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup crushed walnuts or pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag dried blueberries
1 bag craisins or dried cherries

Preheat oven to 325*

In a large bowl, stir oats, nuts, cinnamon and salt.

In small saucepan, melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and pour butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until well combined.

On a large baking sheet, spread the granola evenly in a thin layer. Bake, stirring every 5 minutes to keep from sticking or burning. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes.

Let the granola cool on baking sheet. Add back to bowl and stir in dried fruits. Granola may be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Makes about 6 cups.

Monday, February 9, 2009

according to hayes...

Broccoli Obama is our new president.

You can use allergic as an excuse for things you don't like. Ellie was holding a bug today and once Hayes realized what it was, he freaked and ran off screaming, "Ahhh! I'm allergic to bugs!"

Poop can't really walk.

You can talk to God when you're mad. I'm likin' where his head's at... except he was going to tattle on me for not taking him to McDonald's.

A good movie and blanket will make you feel better. I agree. He came home early from school today because he wasn't feeling good. So I'm hoping his remedy helps him feel better soon.

Friday, February 6, 2009


It's been somewhat of a rough week around here. I think we all miss Daddy. Embry and Ellie haven't seen him since Monday. Hayes has seen him maybe a total of two hours. At least it is the weekend and we can relax and catch up, right? Uh, not when you're starting a case this evening and on call tomorrow. Looks like we'll catch ya on the flip side Daddy-O!

Have I mentioned that residency is awesome?

There is a little light around the corner... Kyle is taking next Thursday and Friday off. There will be relaxing. There will be double kid control. And there will be one very lovely date night. Eyes on the prize baby.

May your weekend be quack-fabulous!

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

have you ever...

... been so tired that you fell asleep in the car wash?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

conversations with a 4 year old

"Hayes, if you keep whining, we are going to put the hot wheels back."

"Mom, if you put them back, I'll just get them again."


"What are you doing Hayes?"

"This (toilet paper roll) just magically flew-ed off while I was asleep on the toilet."

Monday, February 2, 2009

want to come over for dinner?

Can't promise you a good time, but I can promise you a show.

It'll start something like this...

A fight will break out over who gets to pray first. Then Hayes will get upset because we are trying to teach him the ladies first concept and he ain't buyin'.

Then a round of prayers, which is just the sweetest thing you'll ever hear. Like Embry's prayer tonight... "Thank you for this day. Thank you for the world. Thank you for this day. Thank you for the world. Amen."

Then things will go south rather quickly. There will be guaranteed refusals to eat, threats, gagging, throwing food on the floor, burping, more refusals to eat, a timeout or two, more refusals, a trip to locate the paddle, no dessert, empty bellies, a mountain of wasted food.

Sound fun? Dinner's at 6.

Please pass the manners.

We'll eat anything but actual food.

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