Nut Note

Yes, we are still here.  We are nearing month six of no Daddy, and baby Evelyn is 26 weeks.  

The boys are loving baby Evie. I must admit, I am a bit surprised…ha ha.  They like to feel her move, and, sometimes, they say they want her out…  We then discuss that she isn’t NEARLY ready yet.  😉

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My four year old is still his same old self.  My two year old, however, has lost his mind.  He’s closer to three than two at this point, but everyone swears he’s hitting terrible two’s.  He thinks he a miniature sized boss!  

Not much longer and DADDY can deal with it!  😉  lol

In case I have not informed you darling folks, I started two new business this winter.  I am now an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and a Beach Body Coach.  Promoting a beautiful you on the inside AND out!  I love both of these companies, and I am having a blast with them.  

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I have also taken up sewing…  I have been sewing things to put in the baby’s room. 🙂

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Keeping busy and trying not to go crazy in this itty bitty world. 🙂  

Wish me luck!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  One day at a time. :-)***

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New Year, Dirty House?

So far, I am doing well with all my goals.  I have done more of my workout videos in the last week, than I did the whole month of December.  I, EVEN, became an official Beach Body Coach!  😉  Love, Love, Love my shakes and my get fit video!  Don’t be surprised if a THIRD blog pops up.  😉

I have been contemplating our garden.  It is not NEARLY big enough to make enough food to can, but we could at least eat well all summer.  I just need to optimize space and get it going!

I have, definitely, been reading AND blogging more.  I, finally, started “Dreams of Joy”.  I have been wanting to read it forever….LOVE Lisa See!  It is as awesome, so far, as I thought it would be. 🙂  We will, also, be starting a new book at church next Tuesday, “Bad Girls of the Bible“.  I will, definitely, update you on that book as soon as I start it!  🙂

I have been writing a lot in my other blog: Voyage Towards Up.  I missed you all, though, and I wanted to stop in and say HELLO!

The kids are doing great. 🙂  They are so smart, and I can honestly say my patience with their “not smart actions” is getting better.  Day by Day…

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The problem that I have found with all the “bettering me” stuff is that it is worsening the house! I am making time for the things I want to accomplish, but now the house looks like this on a pretty constant basis!

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If anyone out there has a plan to remedy this, PLEASE help!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lessons: Prioritize…the rest will all work out??***

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Day One

Not a bad day. 

The boys had a friend over (and me too), and that always makes for a more cheery day!  They had an absolute blast driving the new John Deer Gator around…  Silly Boys.  🙂

I started my workout: Brazil Butt Lift.  I did not complete it, but I did start, and WOW.  I am out of shape, have no balance left, AND all the jerking around??  HA!  It’s going to take me and my 21 week pregnant “butt” a minute to catch up to all this!  It will be worth it, though.  🙂

I bought a few books to read on my Kindle.  Some free; some cheap; all good.  😉  I even sat down and read a few pages of “Killing Jesus” this evening.  Still loving it!  

I got the boys a couple books to read, as well.  Bedtime story time.  😉  I found the cutest little kids devotional!  I have only sampled it, so far, but believe I will be buying it!  

Now, my blog.  🙂  I have found that I cannot do it all in a day, but…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: If we work to set aside time for the important things, we can accomplish many things.***

~COLOSSIANS 3:2 SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH.

~Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Here’s to strengthening our minds, bodies, and faith in the new year!

McCrazy Update

Have you been wondering if things have settled down around here??!?  Let me paraphrase: no.

The four year old has lost his MIND!  He’s growing too fast, and his mind is all over he place…crazy and nutty AND smart….  He has been asking all sorts of intelligent questions.

But, then he does this…

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Mmmm Hmmm…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Just roll with it…  They are only small for a while.  Enjoy.  🙂  ***

Ringing the Bell

The McKay Family is VERY excited to be ringing the Salvation Army Bell for the first time tomorrow!

The boys have already put money in this year, so the older one knew what I was talking about when I told him what we were doing.  🙂  He is excited to do it.  I do not believe the little knows, but he’ll fine.  😉

I am happy that we can help, and I am hoping for this to be the starting place for the boys to get a better understanding of “it’s not all about YOU!”

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When we are done, it’ll be time for—-cupcake delivery to the church!  So glad I found the energy to get them done.  🙂

Tis the season, but the season for helping others should be year round!

Weekly Nut Note

I REALLY have to start writing down the things my 4 year old says…

He has hit the age where he says insane things ALL THE TIME.  Sometimes they make sense; sometimes they don’t make sense.   He uses the big words he hears, and they may or may not belong where he puts them.  🙂

He’s becoming quite the little comedian.  The other day he had two t-shirts on.  He pulled one off.  As he was revealing the one that was on the inside, he says, “I bring you…THIS ONE!” and points to the second shirt…  Where does he get this stuff??

The week has otherwise been quiet!  Thankfully.  They started school and soccer this week.  They loved both and have been wonderful boys!  Derek even got ALL GREEN STICKERS at school!

No house painting being done by the two-year old or anything else of that nature.  Keep your fingers crossed for a wondrous week!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Be thankful for the quiet.  It often precedes the storm!***

Are your kids nuts!!  Would the happenings of YOUR house drive a sane person mad??  Tell me about it!!  Would love to post here on MCCRAZY DAILY LESSON!!!  The madness can always be used to learn a lesson!

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Weekly Nut Note

A little late this week.  Busy, busy with school starting for the boys!  I’ve been all over the place trying to get ready.  I COMPLETELY flaked on open house…  Aye!  We did, however, manage to have some end of summer fun!  🙂

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Our trip, also, gave me an opportunity to get some new photos for my “Pretty Pretty Pictures” section.  🙂  It’s been a while since the boys and I got out.  It was nice.  🙂

On to the “nut” part…

  • My, almost, four-year old is still praying for God to bless random Disney characters…
  • If you have ever been away from your spouse for any amount of time, you know that emails, texts, or phone calls ALL become insanely exciting and important.  Even if it’s TWO WORDS…  So, this morning at around 4am my husband wrote.  Derek woke from a dead sleep and yelled “mom”!

I said “Yes, buddy?”

He said, “Dad just wrote you”.

“Ok, thanks buddy!”

“You’re welcome!”

Then, straight back to sleep!  He had heard the “daddy wrote” ringtone IN HIS SLEEP!

  • Today topped it all.  Derek has decided he wants to dress like Daddy for Halloween…  When I told him that would be good, he voiced his desire to go to daddy’s fireship for Halloween.  I reminded him Daddy wouldn’t be here for Halloween.  He, then, tells me…and I quote…”Then send me to Daddy!  We can get a big, strong box, and you can mail me to Daddy!  …  Let me get my shoes!”

The mind of a child.  🙂

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Seek to grasp childhood thinking and happiness!  It’s the best place to be!!***