Friday, December 21, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

How Do I Respond to This?

Last night the home phone rang. Caller ID showed it as a Private Name & Number. As my in-laws show up as that, I answered it.

Me: Hello, Shepherds.
Lady: Hello?
Me: Hello...
Lady: I'm looking for Jason.
Me: He's not home from work yet. Can I take a message?
Lady: Yeah, my name is Stacy and I'm 3 months pregnant. Have him call me at this number.
Me: (Pausing and unable to think of anything better to say) Is this regarding Real Estate?
Lady: Nooo
Me: And you're looking for Jason who?
Lady: Jason Foothill.
Me: (slight giggle) Ah, you've got the wrong number...
Lady: Oh, bye (click)

How would you have handled that one???

Thursday, December 13, 2007

You Can Be Replaced

Luke just informed me that he’s been thinking about replacing me and Jason with new parents who will clean up after him and do what he wants them to do. This was all said very matter-of-factly.

I feel sad. I already clean up after him…

Monday, December 10, 2007

Great Family Gift

Saturday we got the best gift from our Family Gift Exchange. It was a basket of sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles and food markers and Wilton Colored Icing. We had an early Family Home Evening Sunday night and decorated the cookies.

This is Brooke using the food markers to "paint" her cookie.
Here's Luke showing off his sprinkled cookie - there was no frosting to hold them on, so it was short lived.
Jason had fun too!
I had Jason take a photo of me to prove I exist!
Here are the end results...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Tonight Luke wanted help with something I knew he could do by himself. When I told him so, he replied "But I want you to help me because I'm extremely in love with you!"

What do you say to that?