All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Smelling like a chicken!

This past week was good. Lauren is working a few days here and there at the flower shop, so she is happy about that. She has her EFY for next year almost paid for. She also can drive by herself to town, so she and Kayley have been livin' it up in Ashdown, or as much as one can in Ashdown. She likes to drive the Honda, but will take the truck here and there too. I told her how to "race" just in case a cute boy (LOL) wanted to race her at the stop light. Hey... what else is there to do in Ashdown? The truck has very dark tint windows. You cannot see inside especially at night. The other night Lauren took the truck to town to fill up one of the tires. I went with her. I stayed in the truck because I refuse to learn how to do a few things (hehe). I kid you not... 2 guys saw her at 2 different times, and both came up asking if she needed help. So 1) that is scary since, 2) one was old. So, I got out of the truck, and "helped" her.

Kayley & Jacob have been working in the chicken houses, the very least favorite job to do in the whole entire world. But Papaw is paying them minimum wage, and that's pretty good for them, so this past week they earned $50 each. They are was super excited about that, even though they come back smelling like a chicken. I make them strip of their clothes outside (except undie stuff) and spray the shicken chit off their clothes, boots and body. Another reason why I need my mud room done so they don't have to do this in the front, even though no one is there to see. Why are they doing it? Because hire-hand (same one from the snake post below) has not shown up!! And Papaw needs some stuff done, and at 75 he can't do it all like he used too. Another boy is suppose to be starting soon for the rest of the summer, so we shall see.

Lindsey started a science camp today sponsered by her (old) school. Only 20 1st graders were selected to attend, and she was one of them. She is so excited. It's from 8:30-2pm this week, except Friday. That day they are going to Hot Springs, AR to a science museum-type place. She is pretty excited. We would go with (in separate car) but Friday is going to be a crazy day, so she'll go with her group.

Jacob goes to his very first BSA camp on Saturday, thus the reason we can't go the science museum. He leaves o-dark thirty Saturday morning, so Friday is going to be busy busy busy trying to make sure he has everything he needs. He knows how to change his own insulin pump/site area now, so that is good, but it's still making me a bit nervous that I am not going to be close enough. He will be fine though, and close to LSU, so it'll all be good. He is way excited about going. He won't be home until July 9th... a whole week!!

Then Young Women's Camp is July 12-15. That'll be fun for the 2 big girls.

We may leave July 16th to my parents, or may not until the following week sometime. Plan is to stay 7-10 days. Josh comes home August 11, so we will need to get back to get his room cleaned, and other stuff. We plan on going back to Killeen on August 15th for 3 days. We were going to go other places, and we still may go to B-CS, but not to the beach anymore. Lauren & Kayley may not go because school starts the 15th, and it's high school, and Lauren will have the Honda for 3-4 whole days! LOL!! I think she and Kayley want to "live it up" while we are gone. The other kids will just miss 3-4 days of school. They'll start that Friday for sure.

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HollyDolly said...

i won't get to see josh when you guys come in august since i leave for el paso on 15 august :(

Brandon and Danna said...

Has it really been almost 2 years? Wow time flies for everyone except the family waiting for their missionary. I still can't believe that Lauren is driving!