Gumby World

My kids, my life, my need for a sanity check.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Let It Snow....

I'm a week late in posting these but I finally found the time (if my kids will cooperate!). It snowed last Sunday. The kids (ok, and myself) were ecstatic to see the white stuff. It was beautiful. The only down side was telling the kids the next morning that school wasn't canceled but just delayed 2 hours. Something about snow and the desert doesn't let it stick around for long. The kids couldn't stop playing outside. They kept asking for gloves and I kept telling them that when I packed for the DESERT I wasn't thinking of winter gloves.

We got a good covering of the ground. The kids had fun with snowballs.

Can you see Georgia shivering in the second picture?

Ok, a picture of me. You can't really see the snow but it was at the beginning of it all. By the time the kids came home from school the only bit of snow left was on our balcony where the sun couldn't reach. They lovingly pelted their Dad with it the next day.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Sushi Anyone?

The men in my family love sushi. I like certain types. Catherine is trying to like it. Georgia and Charlotte will stick with corn dogs I believe. So enjoy the Sushi Chefs learning to roll....

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Just Look At This Face....

How cute is she! I know I was done at 4 kids but I am so glad she had other plans. She just fits right in the family. Just a word to the wise, if you talk to Charlotte (my 3 year old) it is her baby and no one else's. She will take you down if you keep teasing her about you taking her home or keeping her. Just to let you know.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Need To De-Box...

These are not my boxes but they could be. My poor garage is either stuffed with boxes with all our stuff or empty boxes or boxes with packing paper. I am a little sick of boxes. I have at least 3-4 boxes in each room with the formal living room containing the most. Stuff... Why do we have so much? I think about places that value things that are necessary and can pick up at a moments notice. It took 4 packers 8 hours to pack and label our stuff. Another 6 hours to load it on a HUGE truck. How much do we really need? If you ask my kids, every single thing! We give a lot but we still have so much. Our last day in Arkansas most of the people we had been helping with food and work showed up. I told them they could take any food left in the house. Any items in the house or in our yard. The desperation of their needs overwhelmed me. Stuff. I'm surrounded by it. I'm thankful for it. I try to never forget about the others that do not have even a half gallon of milk.