Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Wondering where I have been?

I took a mental vacation... which included all things app-y, interwebby, and bloggy.

And I wish I had something more substantial to come back with... but I do not. I wish I had all kinds of fun news and interesting updates...
but all I have is this:

I have very dirty floors. You would think with all this vacation from all things electronic I would have a cleaner house...not so much. VERY dirty floors.
Don't tell CPS, or A&E, I think the producers of hoarders would call if they knew...

I have a new straightener. A friend purchased me a small bit of sanity in a fun teal number that now resides next to my red blow dryer.

I am planning what could possibly be the cutest baby shower in the world for my friend Lauren... who is having a baby girl. They have decided not to name her Cari... but I am still being a loving and supportive friend... I can rise above like that.

The Captain has a new job.
However, I am not jumping up and down with joy.
It's not that it is a bad job, I actually think he will love it, and he will be great at it... so in most respects, it's awesome.
But the pay is... minimal. As in still not really making it.
So we have some tough decisions to make... and some praying to do... and some more stretching.
Seems like God keeps asking us to stretch.
Maybe I should take more yoga...

I also want to thank you for all your comments and prayers. I love it. I love bloggy friends. I have come to know some people through blogs that I have never, and may never meet in real life. Some don’t even know I stalk them... because I never comment. But I love them, and pray for them, and get the biggest joy out of reading their comments on my posts, their posts on their blogs...seeing their kids grow up in pictures before my eyes.
So if you fall into any of those categories, know that The Captain and I recognize you... and we are thankful for you... and we love you.


In keeping with that last thought, a blog friend gave me an award... and it had rules... which I am too lazy to follow... But I will tag her here: Ashley
and I will answer all of her questions, which are:

1. Name three items that are always in your purse.
I still carry a diaper bag... and it is filled much more then I need... and I just emptied the bottom of goldfish remains about two days ago. So diapers, wipes, chap stick...

2. What is your go to make up item?

3. Do you prefer Sweet Tea or Coke?
Diet Coke in a can, ice cold, might be my most favoritest thing on the planet...

4. How many kids do you want?
no idea...

5. What is your favorite movie?
Depends on the genre, I love movies and love a ton of them, but the one I love almost any day, no matter what is Pride and Prejudice. swoon.

6. Do you have animals?
a loud, tolerant of my children, dog named Bo.

7. How long did you date before you married?
just over a year and a half.

8. What is your favorite book?
I do not have just one. I love reading, I love getting lost in a story. I have fallen in love with so many books it's ridiculous. I know the ones I love the most because I have read them over and over again.
Francine Rivers' books are some of my favorites. Redeeming Love... So good. The Mark of the Lion series... page turner.
Harry Potter series... nerd.

9. Who is your favorite movie star?
Don't have one.

10. How long have you been blogging?
Since April of 2008

11. What was your reason for starting your blog?
I wanted to chronicle my life as a mother, of Caden growing up. God had much different plans for this blog, but He has let me keep some of my original intention... I still get to tell you about how I am a mother... and how it is a job that tries to beat me across the head with lessons and humility and much more poop then I ever really intended to deal with.

and that, as they say, is all for today.


Ashley said...

I love reading about your family...and your faith. You may not know it...but, of course, you do inspire me! Praying that God will continue to provide for you and that you will find peace...and some your situation soon!!

Heidi Stone Photography said...

I love you, girl. You make me laugh. Let's get together again soon.

The Buchanan Family said...

You make me lol at work! shhh don't tell! Thanks for posting. I'm not much into them either but either way you learn something new!

Tiffany said...

Ok Cari, this post made me stop "stalking" you and introduce myself!

Hi, I am Tiffany and I cannot quite remember where I clicked from to your blog - maybe some other blog i clicked on through Life Rearranged anyway - your story, your journey tugged at my heart and your graditude and desire to love the Lord through it all really blessed me!

So I have been reading now for probably close to a year maybe less. And do think of you and pray for you and now I don't have to feel like a stalker ;)

Love and blessings,

DustyandBrooke said...

Cari, I have been following your blog for a long time but have never commented. I just wanted you to know your family has been in my prayers for as ling as I'vefollowed you. Your faith is truly an inspiration...just wanted you to know. :-)

Lindy Turver said...

I am glad you are back. I have missed the updates and checking in on the boys. Will pray for peace and comfort for you, and a good job for the capt.