23 March 2015

Highlights From My Last Three Months

2015 is well underway now, and I thought I'd take a moment during yet another snow/gray/blah day to highlight things I've done the past few months. 

My birthday was in January. On my birthday we took the boys to see Wild Kratts Live! It was a great day and I'm glad to have spent my birthday in that way. Before we went though, my boys spoiled me with some sweet gifts.

Pretty much nothing exciting happened in February, so here's a "valentine" I found in my tea cup one morning. The extra sugar from the night before's tea made a little heart on the bottom of my mug.

This month, two lady friends and I went down to Atlantic City to a Beth Moore conference. She is amazing and I had such a wonderful time listening to Beth in person, and hanging out with two amazing ladies. The only pictures I took are of the sunrise Saturday morning. So that's what I'll close with.

10 March 2015

It's Almost Time!

About 10 years ago or so, I started reading this blog called Go Fug Yourself, where two women, Heather and Jessica, write about what celebrities wear out and about. They're super snarky and it's fun to read. In 2008 they started doing Fug Madness, a sort of "who was the worst dressed celebrity this past year" competition that lines up with the basketball March Madness competition. (You can click here to read all about what Fug Madness is and how it all works and what's it if you're interested.)

I started playing along at home, printing and filling out brackets, voting, keeping score and all that jazz. After a year or two I started making Josh "play" with me - because it's more fun that way. Then, two years ago, Josh was filling out his brackets at work when 2 women in his office say him, asked him about it and decided to play along as well.

Last year's Fug Madness it all came together though. Josh, the 2 women from his office, one of my sisters, Josh's sister, and me all played and took it to another level. First, there was a $10 buy-in last year. All of the money collected was donated to World Vision. We supplied books, uniforms and shoes to children in India. Last year we also introduced The Trophy:

It reads:
Fug Madness
Reigning Champion

Isn't it glorious? Here's how it works. Everyone turns in their brackets (and money) to me, once they're filled out. I then keep score throughout the tournament and email everyone at the end of each round what the current standings are (then sit back and enjoy the smack talking that follows). At the end of the competition, a new winner is "crowned" and The Trophy is handed over to the victor. Last year, our first winner was Sylvia from Josh's office!

Isn't she adorable?! This year the brackets should be up on Friday and I'm so excited. Hence this post that most of you probably won't care about - at least not as much as I care. And that's okay. However, if you DO care and you want to play this year, let me know. We'd love to have you along for this crazy ride!

04 March 2015

Winter Doldrums

I know I haven't posted in over a month. I'm blaming it on the weather. It's been so cold and/or snowy for so long I just haven't been able to find the motivation to sit at my computer and blog. A big part of that is the fact that my computer is stationed right next to the stairs and the cold draft that comes up the stairs has kept me at bay. Huh. I just looked down the stairs and I think there's a carrot in the lamp? 

Anyway. Because it's been so cold/snowy nothing has happened here. Which is another reason I haven't had the desire to sit down and blog. There's nothing to blog about. The boys did have a school concert last week that was ADORABLE. But I mostly took videos because I was in the way back of the gym and the pictures I did take look like this:

Each grade (K-3) wore a different color and then sang songs involving those colors. Adorable.

Mostly though it's been snow and cold, cold and snow. School and work and Bible study and chapel. Josh has also been gone, working in DC since the end of October. Sure he's come home most weekends, but I've been so worn out trying to keep up with the boys and everything else, that blogging fell by the wayside. I'm not sure when I'll get back here again, but I wanted you to know we are all still alive and doing well, even if we (read: I) are (am) getting tired of the white stuff and are SUPER ready for Spring. I mean, it's not like we're in Alaska anymore people.