Friday, June 25, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday {#3}

More Quick Takes courtesy of Jennifer at Conversion Diary.

1.) We were up WAY too late last night moving furniture around. Yes, moving furniture. We've switched up some of the rooms. Kevin is a good sport and most always willing to do some heavy lifting with me. (In case you've been to my house, the room that used to be our bedroom is now Mary Lu's room. We are now in the other main-floor bedroom, and the guestroom will be the other downstairs bedroom--that used to be Mary's, but that she never slept in, because I don't trust my other kids down there not to wake her up or carry her around without my knowing. Everything is moved except for two beds. Tomorrow we'll do that. Shhh, don't tell Kevin.)

2.) I'm getting close to switching over to Wordpress. It's nothing fancy but change is good (see Quicktake #1). I even joined Twitter...not sure how I feel about that...but kinda fun to have status updates on my blog page.

3.) I FINALLY found a place that will make Biniam's lenses. (In case you hadn't read, he has extremely poor vision, and needs such a strong eyeglass prescription that most labs won't cut the lenses.) That place is...Walmart. No joke. Frames: $9. Lenses: $29. Extra-strength prescription charge: $12. Having a son who can see without breaking the bank: priceless.

4.) Today we're meeting Kevin for lunch. We LOVE this. Back in our California days, he commuted over an hour each way to work, so obviously this was never an option. He worked a world away. So it is extra special for us that we can grab lunch, pick up Kevin and go sit at a park in the sunshine.

5.) Today I'm also returning some throw pillows to Ross. I buy throw pillows a lot. And then promptly return them, because I don't like how they look on my couch. I'd been wanting to find the perfect ones, but I just plain need to stop buying them, because I never end up happy. Thank goodness for return policies!

6.) Yesterday we went to a friend's birthday party. All but one of my kids found a swimsuit to wear. All but one of my kids wore shoes that fit. I call that a success.

7.) I have all these empty picture frames sitting around my house that I need to fill! Ever since we got our first digital camera, I never develop pictures. Did I mention home decorating is not my forte? I have this dream of having wonderful pictures and things around the house, but do I ever do anything about it? No. My goal for the weekend? Have a few prints made at Walgreens and put them in frames. I'll let you know if I actually follow through.


Kristen @ St Monicas Bridge said...

Honey I'm right there with you on the home decorating! Which reminds me, I need to print out pics to give to my inlaws while they are still in town...yeah, I think digital cameras nearly killed me. I like wordpress. Gives me more options at least!

Milehimama said...

I only joined Twitter because my state rep was on there and he wanted his constituents to tweet him. I thouht it was dumb... but now I'm a fanatic!

Anonymous said...

This is my first time to your blog. i read your "kids" page and I am just blown away. "Wow" doesn't even begin to cover it.

My husband and I also received the gracious conversion of heart after we were married regarding contraception and family size and being open to life. We have recognized God's blessings as well.

What a beautiful witness to God's love you and your family are.


Renee said...

Wow Brianna, thanks for the heads up on the glasses. Our Noah is in a similar situation. He script is so strong!! Wal-Mart! Who'd a thunk it?

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith said...

I found your blog through Jen's Quick Takes. Both of my daughters are adopted, my oldest from China, my youngest domestically through a family member. Life is precious, and children are truly gifts from God. It is all about trusting Him and being open to His Way.

BTW, great news about your son's glasses!

Kristen Borland said...

yes! i love moving furniture around!! maybe not so fun for the husband, but i sure do like a change. and i love that you don't want mary downstairs because you don't trust your other kids to not wake her up and carry her around. that is just the sweetest thing! they can't keep their hands off her. too precious!

bekah said...

i like the fancy shmancy new blog setup you got here. it's purty. :)


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