Friday, December 16, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday: Inappropriate toddlers and my 2 seconds of fame

It's been an entire week since I last wrote.  Then I discovered that I was mentioned, for actually for real, by the lovely Jen Fulwiler on the real actual National Catholic Register, and I about peed my pants.  Fine, I actually did.  No, not really.  But almost!  And I feel, all, like, pressured and stuff to say some of those Holy Spirit inspired things.  And maybe not use the word "peed" in my very first paragraph.


Or perhaps you've just arrived here for the very first time after reading that article and you're already regretting it.  "What the H is that Fulwiler woman going on about, including this hair-brained creature in her list?  Clearly some type of bribery has occurred here."  That's what I thought, too.  But everyone denies having any part in it, so...

Anyway, I've told Satan to get behind me and take all his pressure with him.  I'm just going to do my Not So Quick Takes as usual and pretend that nothing very amazing whatsoever happened to this little blog today (even though it so very much truly did and I may have punched my husband because of it.  Don't worry.  He knows what punching means!).

What?  He's totally a lamb.  Obviously.  A super appropriate lamb who behaves in only super appropriate ways, especially when he's in the gym at church for the Christmas pageant.

My precious 20 month old nugget was a little lamb, too.  The youngest non-Jesus that's ever been in the show.  Because she is Cecilia and she does what she wants.  Like squealing "Beebee Jeeeeeeeeeesus!"  in the middle of the performance and standing up on her hind legs.  It was so really super duper cute, and I say that as a totally objective party.

That was on Sunday.  Then on Monday the darling hubby (featured above) took the 3 non-diaper wearing children to the cathedral in downtown Kalamazoo for the fancy mass in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  He and Paul both wore suits and the girls put on fancy dresses and a put french braids in their hair and I didn't take a single photo of any of them.  Because I'm a lazy, sick pregnant lady?  Is that still a good excuse?

Anyhoooo, I had all these delusions that I would just snap some quick photos when then got home.  At ELEVEN O'CLOCK P.M.  That's right folks- burnin' the midnight oil at a church function with three wacky children.  Needless to say, by the time they came crashing through the door, I was in even less of a portrait-takin' mood than I was at 5:45 p.m.  So just imagine my family looking fancy and dapper rather than like hillbillies.  Also, the husband is a rock star.

Do you know what made rock star hubby happier than a clam yesterday?  Driving all over southern Grand Rapids delivering pork with a Quaker farmer social worker who has a Master's degree in Theology.  This is a true story, folks.  They stopped at a gas station and got a tub of gummy bears and a soda.  How 'bout them apples?

While the men were doing their manly stuff, the kids (ours and theirs and another friend's) ran around their farm, chasing sheep (literally) and digging holes to the center of the earth (figuratively).  The sheep were the black-faced kind, which probably explains why the little ones wanted to catch them so badly:
Shaun the Sheep
Holy cow- I almost forgot.  When we got back from the Quaker's farm yesterday our electricity was out.  If you've never been to Michigan in December, know that it starts getting dark at approximately 4 p.m.  Which is precisely when we got home.  

Lighting candles....

Starting a fire in the fire place....

Cooking dinner in the near dark.....

Not flushing the toilet so we can "save the last flush for something important"....

Trying to get everyone to go to sleep in the den where it was warm with absolutely disastrous results....

Wondering why the littles were insisting on staying up SO LATE...

To then have the power finally come back on, and discovering, to our absolute shock, that it was only 8:30 p.m.

Doh!  We are so lame.

And because I feel bad that I've not featured any photos of the big 'uns, here they are before we left for the pageant on Sunday...

This apple didn't far too far from the tree, I guess....

Can you even believe I rocked her hair out like that?  Go me!
Have a fab weekend, friends.  And think of Tommy next time you meet a farming Quaker social worker with a Master's degree in Theology who really, really loves gummy bears.  Or is it "gummi"?

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  1. D, I just want you to know that your blogs always put a smile on my face...except for the sad ones, then I just want to hug you. LD

  2. Dweej!!!!! You're alive! I was so happy to see you in my inbox :) Congrats on your mention.
    P.S. Shaun the Sheep rocks!

  3. Congrats! You are totally awesome and deserve to be on everyone's list...and this is coming from a non-Catholic who has no idea who the woman is you are talking about.

    Ummm, what were you saying about "saving the last flush?" What does that mean? You have to have electricity to flush your toilet?!? (Is that normal? I've never heard of that!)

  4. Hah! Well, we need electricity to run the well pump. So there's a certain amount of water in the pipes, but once that's gone, no more water until the power's back on! Isn't that special? ;)

  5. I understand the toilet flushing-got it here, and had a chance to test it twice. Plus, the pumpis in our neighbor's empty house who moved this summer (totally hoping it continues to function).
    BTW, LOVED#6! I laughed out loud with that (sorry,Idon't "dO" LOL). But, I'll smiley. :)

  6. I saw you mention on Jen's article! Congrats!! How exciting!!

    Also, I'm impressed that you came home to no electricity and still made dinner in the dark. In my house we would have promptly walked back out of the house and gone out for dinner. Go you!

  7. You're just adorable, as always. Reading your blog is like you telling me about your day, and I like that.

  8. That first paragraph is exactly why you should be on those top 100 lists.

  9. And of course, by "What the H," you mean, "What the Hooey." Right?

  10. Well I've just arrived here after your 2 seconds of fame:) Smiling to find someone else who is renovating. Reading around to find out, are you finished? We've been owner building for 2 yrs and likely another 2.

  11. I have a cranky baby and only 2 brain cells to rub together, but just wanted to say, I love your blog. Thanks for the smile!

  12. Just came over from that article to congratulate you. Woohoo!

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