Learn the dance.. Live the dance.. Teach, talk and dance the dance!

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Can't wait for payday!!

In one of my recent posts, I mentioned that I was moving my school room.  Well, the stuff is all in there, but its playing heck with my organizational skills.  I will be ordering 2 6 foot craft tables on Tuesday, one for the kids and one for me.  I figure that each kid can have 3 feet of space to work at, and on either side of the table, they will each have one of their workboxes.  My table, likewise, will have sewing on one half, and paper crafting on the other.  I need to rearrange how everything is stored, also.  Right now, the closet space on one half of the wall is school books and some supplies.  I also have a 3 drawer plastic bin tucked in there, holding all the wooden blocks, the trios and the marble race pieces, and a small shelf that holds their markers and some paper, and Cait's tot trays.  
The tables will allow me to get rid of the really heavy wooden school desk that we have, and the little tikes plastic table that the kids are currently using.  Added bonus- the table is much higher than what they use for playdough, so the baby won't be able to grab things off the edge as easily.  Maybe I won't walk in to a stream of playdoh all across the floor and under everything! :D  I can hope, right?

In other news.. lol. I'm getting hungry.  Not really news, but I'm giving my friend the local pizza number, and staring at the menu is making me realize its almost 430pm here.  I was reminding her also not to try to tip the guy that delivers the pizza.  It flusters them, and they don't really know what to do.  They just hand it back and say no, no. 
I did learn from our taxi driver last night that Koreans have many different ways to say please.  Which way you say it depends on the situation you are using it in.  Sometimes it translates as 'Give me this, yes?' and other times its totally different.  I really need to haul my rear into ACS and take the Korean class they offer once a month.
Anyhow, the time has come for me to get off the computer and go fix dinner.  See ya later! :)

Friday, August 27, 2010


I watched Letter to God tonight, and it made me cry.  No surprise there.  But Jacob climbed up and watched the last few minutes of it, and when he turned to me at the end, with big, tear-filled eyes, and said,"Mommy, I will be sad if you die!  There will be only Daddy left.  And there will be three boys and one girl!", I had to hug him so he wouldn't see me start bawling.  After which we had a short little conversation about loving God and how only He knows when each person will die.  I hope that my last sentence sticks with him. I told him in his life he should love God, love other people, and try his best.  And that when God says its time for him to die, that if he loves Jesus and has Him in his heart, he will be in heaven with all the other people who love Jesus. 

And in true child fashion, he said,"I know, Mommy." and promptly started talking about something else.  :) 

These last couple of days, Jon and I have been talking about making some changes.  I keep thinking of my Proverbs 31/Titus 2 friend (you know who you are:), and her example that her kids come first, not what we think we should be doing.  We have been playing outside each night alot, except in the last couple of weeks when its been rainy more often, and we've been busy.  I think we are going to go outside earlier and not stay so long, then come in earlier so we have more time for reading a book before bed. 

The other day, we just stayed inside and enjoyed our children.  We played Duck Duck Goose, Ring Around the Rosy, and just let the kids climb all over us.  Then, Daddy and the kids made cookies, and we all colored.  Simple things, really, that meant so much to our kids. 

So this leads me to ask:  looking back, what are the things from childhood that really stand out to you?What experiences do you want to create for your children? 

I want my children to know, above all, that they are loved, are our biggest blessings and a joy to us.  I want them to be open and honest with us, and to like including us in their lives as they grow and mature.  I want them to love God and others, and be well mannered, mature and respectful.  And lots of other things.

What do you want for your kids?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My husband loves me..

Otherwise, I think he'd have killed me by now.. :)

I move furniture around.  Alot.  Until I get it just exactly the way that I want it.  Or until he tells me he's not helping anymore.  :)

I can't help it, I like to change things up a little, and hey, its cheaper than buying new stuff! 

This time, I moved C back into J's room, so that we can have an actual school room.  Which is the way we had it originally when we first got here in May.  I think C had a room of her own for all of 1 1/2 months.

I was going crazy trying to figure out a way to keep the school stuff in the living room, but it just looked WAY too cluttered, and I don't have a good place to keep all of my craft stuff, either.  So the school stuff is now back in the other room, and I have to get crackin' on moving the craft table into that room as well.  Plus my 6 drawer bin of craft stuff.  I will take pictures later today, that way I can link to the Not Back to School Blog hop!  :)

 I am insanely happy that I found 6 foot folding tables on Walmart.com for $39 each, and that they ship to APO addresses for free!  Squee!  Thanks, Erica, for the tip!  I will probably order one for me (half for sewing, half for scrapbooking/canvas making), and one for the kids for their schoolwork.  Right now, Jacob's desk is in the corner, then his school cart, then a little table for Caitlynns workspace, and her cart will go on the end when it gets here.  It will look so much more efficient and tidy when I get that table in there. 

Then, my next streamlining the furniture move will be to get a Korean desk.  They are about $100, but definitely worth it.  Unless the resale shop proves to still have the desk I saw on their FB page.. which was only $15, and will fit a printer and a laminator on the top row, and both laptops on the bottom.. That would be insanely awesome!  I will feel completely organized!  Right now, my printer is sitting on top of the 3 drawer bin that holds my scrapbooking supplies.. Which is supposed to be going into the school room.  So, here's hoping that tomorrow, Casey's Closet still has that desk. I plan to be there when they open the doors.. :D

All for now.  Thanks for reading, if you made it this far.  Off to put the baby down for nap, and get to moving some stuff.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My baby is one!

My youngest turned one year old three days ago.  Where did all the time go?  I swear, yesterday, we were bringing him home, and getting used to having a baby again. 
The day after his birthday, he came down with a nasty virus, high temperatures, and basically just laying in my lap doing nothing all day long.  That's why this post is late.  :D

He is doing much better now.  He can say mama, dada, up, bye bye and some other random baby noises.  He likes to hold a cell phone up to his ear and babble.  My phone rang at the urgent care clinic, and he looked up and said, dada?  It was too cute, since he was so miserable. 

Last night, Jacob lost his first tooth!  I took pictures, but my honey is waiting for me to come snuggle on the couch and watch some TV with him, so I will have to upload them later. 

I hope ya'll have been having a good week!