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Big WWEend

Let's just say that Uncle David is awesome! On Friday Gran picked the boys from school. Michael and I had a really busy weekend, so the boys spent the night with Gran.  Their first stop was Uncle David's house where they geared up!

Sam as John Cena

Finn as Roman Reigns

Here they are with their "Money in the Banks." 
My big weekend started with meeting Grandad, Gigi, Lauren, Ryan and Robyn at Demos for a "carbo-load."  Dad and Lauren were in town for the Music City Marathon.  They spent the night at our house while Michael and I went to Dustin and Elena's for David Platt's Secret Church. 
The "Secret Church" streaming event was awesome.  Michael and I left around 2:00 a.m. and it was still going strong. 

 We left early because I scheduled to get up 5:00 a.m. and go downtown to cheer Dad and Lauren on in the half marathon. 
This is dad and Lauren at the start.  They were in coral 31. 
Right after they passed up, we quickly checked the map a…


Saturday was a pretty uneventful day for us.  I cleaned out and organized the garage while Sam and Finn played close by.  At 11:30 we went over to Hippity Hop for a birthday party.  Sam typically hates parties at Hippity Hop because he is scared of the bouncies.  We were one of the first to arrive so I got into to the bouncy with Sam to help him get used to it.  We went down the slide about five times together, then he was good to go.  I don't think that I saw him the rest of the party. He even managed to keep his underwear dry.

I am ever amazed at Finn's creativity.  Yesterday, he decided that he wanted to dress up like "Neville." Not the Neville from Harry Potter - by his attire, you have probably guessed that Neville is a wrestler.  To complete his look he used my leg warmers as knee pads and two Styrofoam cups as wrist bands. It was the cups that impressed me the most.  He then walked slowly down the stairs while announcing his own entrance.  It's stuff like …

Fundraising for my Medical Mission Trip to Uganda.

This summer (July 9 - July 19), I will be traveling to Mbirra, Uganda to serve as a member of a medical mission team.  I am very excited about this opportunity.  I was approached around the first of the year by my friend Elena Clayton.  She is the wife of the coordinator of the trip.  She asked if I would be interested in going.  I told her that I would think about it.  Truly, I wasn't that interested in going for the following reasons:  1) It is a 22 hour flight, WHAT! 2) it is a 10 day trip away from the boys, 3) it is a medical trip and I don't know a lot about healthcare (I have a lousy bedside manner), 4) the trip is very expensive - $2,540.00, to be exact, and 5) there are cobras on site.  Last year a little boy stomped on the head of a cobra and killed it.  The thought sends shivers down my spine to this day.

But . . . I told Elena that I would think about it - so I did.  The more I thought about it, the more convicted I felt about going.  In my mind I made every excuse…

Poor Gran and Pa

On Thursday, while driving home from school, Finn started talking about Disney World.  He asked me about the first time I went to Disney World.  I told him that Nana and Grandad took me to Disney World when I was five years old.   Finn told me that made sense, since Nana and Grandad were my mother and father.

Then Finn got a really sad look on his face and in a pitiful voice said, "mom, when do you think Gran and Pa will have children of their own?"   Confused, I said, "Finn, Gran and Pa have their own children."  I then asked Finn to name Gran and Pa's children.  Finn looked at me and said, "well, I guess its me and Sam."  I was flabbergasted.  I reminded Finn and both he and Sam are mine and Daddy's children.  Finn then seemed to remember that yes, those two people that have been raising him for the last five and half years were his parents.

Then he said, "well, who ARE Gran and Pa's children?"  I just kind of gawked at him until …

Grandparent's Day

Today was Grandparent's Day at HCA.  The boys have been working very hard preparing for their program.  Sam has earned either a yellow or red sticker everyday this week for his fervor during program practice.

Nana, Papa, Gran and Pa came to watch the program.  This year was a camping theme. The kids discussed what food products they brought with them. Sam informed the group that he brought the Ketchup.   Finn requested to make s'mores.  Sam also ensured that nobody forgot about the chips.  Actually, Sam whispered this line so the chips were more than likely forgotten.

Next they same campfire songs:  Rise and Shine, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Do Your Ears Hang Low, and On Top of Spaghetti.  Both Finn and Sam sang all of the songs - which, for Sam, is a great improvement from last year. Sam was so funny when he was singing.  He closed his eyes and swayed side to side.

Sam showing off his swimming moves.