Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Do you want to know something pathetic? Sometimes, when I feel the need to update you all on life at The Keiffer House, I will sit in front of my computer for embarrassing amounts of time trying to come up with the perfect beginning sentence. And now you're probably thinking,
She spent obscene amounts of time coming up with THAT sentence?!
Why yes. Yes I did. All I can say is that it feels good to be honest.
So, if you don't mind, just insert amazing intro sentence here.
Thank you so much.
And now, I give you the rundown of our weekend. We kicked it off with some burgers from Freddy's on Friday night. Some of you may remember that around our house we call them Crack Burgers. Because we strongly suspect that they are laced with crack cocaine. They are that addicting. We hadn't had Freddy's in a while and it was a gloooorious reunion. Saturday morning Luke and I actually woke up before Austin. I know. I should have checked to see if pigs were flying by outside our bedroom window. Around 8:00 I decided to go make sure he was still breathing. Now I'm not sure if I woke him up or not but he definitely popped his little head up when I walked in and asked me,
Well, I don't know. Why don't you tell me. Did your Daddy give you a big 'ol dose of Benadryl last night before bed or what?
And since he was in such a good mood we decided to go on a family walk. Including Savannah who quite possibly gave us a run for our money in the out of shape department. I never thought I'd see the day when I had to drag her home instead of the other way around. We wore her out for sure! The rest of the day was spent hanging out, running errands, and going to dinner with some friends. Besides the quality family time, I would have to say that the highlight of my Saturday was when a lady passed us a note at dinner via our waitress to say that "your baby is so good." It's things like that that just warm a mother's heart because it's confirmation that you're not completely screwing up. Oh yeah. And that the whole restaurant doesn't hate you because you have that child. Don't lie. You know you've thought it whether you have kids or not. All in all it was a good Saturday.
Today we went to church and then had lunch at Wing Stop. If I want to speak Luke's Food Love Language then I suggest wings for lunch or dinner. I'm sure you can just imagine how thrilled he was when I said I wanted to go there for lunch today. It was during this meal that I reached an all time high for Stupidest Things To Ever Come Out of My Mouth. The conversation went a little something like this:
Me: How's Josh doing?
Luke: Good. He had to tape the basketball practice from the bird's nest the other day. He called Jared thinking he would get some support but I guess he didn't get what he was looking for.
Me: Really? I guess he expected some encouragement since Jared is afraid of heights.
Luke: Yeah, but apparently Jared didn't exactly deliver.
Me: You know, it's weird that Jared is afraid of heights because he's so tall!
And then I thought to myself,
Did you REALLY just say that? What does his heigth have to do with being afraid of actual heights?!
The answer to that is absolutely NOTHING! But that didn't stop me from trying to justify my response to a suddenly silent Luke.
Me: I mean, you would think that he wouldn't be afraid of heights since he's taller than everyone else and therefore is always looking down at us.
Luke: Still silent but obviously trying not to laugh.
I'm still not sure why I drew that conclusion and then thought it would be a good idea to share with the group. Clearly, the crack in Freddy's burgers takes a couple of days to affect your judgement. Lesson learned.
As hard as it is to believe, this wasn't the highlight of my Sunday. Try to contain your surprise. The best part of today was when I walked in the door after attending a baby shower and discovered that my wonderful husband had cleaned the downstairs. I felt a little like God must've felt when He looked at the world He'd created and said it was good. Except I would have added an extra word since I'm just that verbal.
It was VERY good.
Wanna know something else that's very good? Austin. In case you missed it, we're not the only ones who think so. Just ask the lady we saw at Stone Werks. Here he is with his "mickey hand," which is really just a big OU hand. I wouldn't neccesarily say that he's an Oklahoma fan, he just really likes it that his Uncle Josh taught him "Boomer! Sooner!" and we all respond when he says it. Because he's just so darn cute. Here he is in action:
Happy Sunday, friends!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
So off to school we went this morning with our mini muffins. And blanket. And pillow. And backpack. And lunchbox. In the rain no less. At that point, I was referring to myself as the Pack Mule because I looked a little like what I imagine Mary and Joseph's donkey looked like when they headed out for Bethlehem. No lie. Luckily, Austin found every puddle along the way and was kind enough to stop and stomp his foot in each one. Oh the world of little boy joys! We finally made it to his class where I passed on all his gear plus The Muffins to Ms. Debbie. I'm sure he's having a blast even as I type these words.
And finally, remember The Family Page that I threw together his first day of school? Turns out it wasn't due that day. I know this because my eyes happend to land upon this sentence in the newsletter:
Turn in Family Page ASAP!
What?! You mean to tell me that thing wasn't due the first day?! Great. Well, at least I got it done and out of the way. The only regret I have at this point is that there isn't a picture of Austin and Savannah on his Family Page. Sorry, Savannah. Just know that you are on the Family Page in our hearts.
And on that lame note, I bid you good day.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Happy Sunday, friends!! I'm writing to you from my couch while I listen to the boys in my life have a video chat with the grandparents. Grammy and Pops to be exact. It's an especially sweet sound seeing as how Luke has been on call all week and we are enjoying the unexpected pleasure of having him home early today. YAY!! So yeah. I'm pretty thrilled it's Sunday and tomorrow we resume our regularly scheduled programming and work routine. Although I'm happy to report that this week went wonderfully despite Luke's long hours.
And since I have a few moments to myself to think, I'd thought I'd jot down some Thoughts on Life I've had this week.
You can thank me later.
First of all, I ventured into my HEB for the first time in weeks the other day. Remember? I've been cheating on HEB with Walmart lately. HELLO!! When did they remodel? Or I guess I should say REARRANGE?!! Seriously. I felt like the phrase "Here Everything's Better" should've been changed to "Here Everything's BAFFLING." Because that's exactly what I felt. Baffled. Baffled as to why I found myself on the soda aisle when I really wanted to be on the bread aisle and so on and so forth etcetera etcetera. I had to get out of there quick because I was starting to get stressed. In a big way.
So. Do you wanna know what I do on the weekends when Luke is working? Well, besides take care of Austin sans my favorite teammate. That would be finding myself watching old reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 mostly because I couldn't tear my eyes away from the train wreck that was the fashion of the 90's. The fact that I never watched that show to begin with is unimportant. What IS important, though, is the fact that at one time someone decided it would be fun to smoke crack and then come up with some shady fashion trends. But don't worry. When I wasn't busy playing fashion critic, I managed to find the time to watch the new CW drama The Vampire Diaries. I know. I KNOW!! I have nothing to say for myself other than I was bored and there was nothing else to watch on tv. These are the kinds of things I resort to, people, when Luke is not home at his usual time.
And finally, because I know I'll get in trouble if I go too long without posting a picture, I give you one of my favorite pics from August. This also serves as a friendly reminder to pray for the college student below seeing as how she has gotten her first taste of being sick while away from home in the form of The Stomach Flu.
You're welcome for that mental picture.
Bless her heart.