Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Got Gumption?

I am striving for it. Too many self-help books lately.

My dear friend Lana replied to my email yesterday announcing this new blog and asked how often I was going to post on this blog. Well my stick to it, overly organized, got to do everything just-so part of my personality immediately responded "everyday of course". Then, as I was typing her a response, I thought, well, I really can't over Thanksgiving since we will be traveling to my mom's in Mississippi, and well, then there are times when the boys might be sick, well, and what if my laundry is really piled up, and what if I have some fabulous event to attend (alright, I might be stretching it now). So, I had to re-evaluate. I am just going to do the best I can at doing this daily, this is step 3 I think in overcoming my obsessive compulsive disorder with everything being perfect. Of course I am trying to get through all the steps as efficiently and perfectly as possible, certainly I should complete all the steps before the end of the year, that's my goal.

We will be leaving for Mississippi to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family tomorrow. I have 5 brothers, yes I said 5, and I am the only girl. My husband says that God was preparing me for a house full of boys of my own. That is probably true, but I am not sure if I am ready to be shot by BB guns (thanks Chris), potatoes slung across the table at me (thanks Charles), digging underground forts (makes me crave Chinese food), and the list goes on and on of the injustices of being the only sister. All in all, I can't complain, I was able to play sports and karate chop with the best of them and still dress up in formal dresses for events. Plus, the stories I will be telling on this blog from my childhood are true, you just can't make this stuff up.

So, stay tuned, I am sure there will be alot to talk about when I get back.

Pictures for today are of the boys a few evenings ago sliding into a pile of leaves. No need for expensive toys here, just rake up some leaves. Well, that does require a little work on my part (well, o.k. my husband helped), but look at those faces, PRICELESS.


Look out beloooooowwwww!


corrie said...

Hi Stephanie~ came over from Pioneer Woman to check out your new blog... It looks great! (beautiful boys btw) Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! corrie

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie... I came over from PW as well... I have 2 boys ages 2 and 4 - how old are yours?

M.A. said...

I came from PW also! Adorable boys.. Got your blog bookmarked and will check back often. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

NonnieM said...

Count me in as a poster from Ree's site, too! :)

I have 5 brothers, too - no sisters! Have a happy Thanksgiving with your family.

Thinking said...

Adorable little guys!
Any friend of P-Dub's and all....

jessicab said...

Hi Stephanie,

I am also a fan of PW. You made my day by being my first ever comment on my blog. Looking at the pictures of the boys playing in all of the leaves makes me a little homesick. I grew up in southeast Arkansas and now reside in PW's home state were we don't have many trees. Just alot of wind. We also don't have to rake leaves around hear which we got to witness alot of a few weeks ago when we were down visiting family.