29 August 2010

Pardon the interruption

We are at Mimi & Peepaw's house and will be home tomorrow.

Now, back to my donut.

25 August 2010

The big 2-1

Happy Birthday to my baby sister!
We love you so much George!

24 August 2010

Your Hands

I so needed to hear this today


Stuart has 3 interviews in 3 days
That's right.
His first one was yesterday in Houston.
Since I had to work this weekend, he and the boys loaded up on Sunday and drove to Conroe so that my SIL could watch the boys for us yesterday while Stu went into Houston.
Day 1: Houston
They all headed home yesterday evening, just in time for me to unpack ad start some laundry.
Today Stuart has an interview in Midland.
Though it's not for a job in Midland.
It's for a job in Carrizo Springs.
(or chorizo springs as I call it)
The manager is in Midland (along with Stu's brother) for some sort of conference/gathering.
Day 2: Midland
Stuart then has an interview with the Midland manager tomorrow morning.
After his interview, he's going to rush home so that I can get some sleep before working Wed and Thu nights.

Friday we are setting off for San Antonio for some family time.
And to celebrate Stuart's grandparent's anniversary.
And an early Labor Day.
Weekend: San Antonio

Roundtrip: 2109.2 miles

23 August 2010

We finally celebrated

just a few months late
more pictures to come

{Let me give a GIANT shout out to my SIL for watching my kiddos, being so flexible, kind, hospitable, watching my girl dog, listening to my husband complain about me (probably), and for all her overall help during our job hunting process. Love you!}

21 August 2010

And for your listening pleasure

Tucker Playing a Barbie Guitar from Clarissa Doss on Vimeo.

Do you know what's wrong with these pictures?

my little
is playing
a pink
Barbie guitar
{Oh my}

20 August 2010

Five Things Friday

  1. In the last two weeks, I have managed to break the under wire in all but one bra. Interesting.
  2. We got our electric bill yesterday and let's just say we could power a small country with the amount we were billed.
  3. While driving home from Dallas, I found myself pointing out combines and trains to no one.
  4. Stuart has another interview on Monday.
  5. My newest nephew is the most delicious little thing ever.

19 August 2010


And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy.
Nehemiah 12:43

17 August 2010


Joshua Clive Brooks
August 16, 2010
12:25 pm
9 lbs
20 in

14 August 2010

Under One Roof

All my boys are home and under one roof
I am so happy to have them back
Even if it means lots and lots of noise
and laundry
and dishes
and choas

13 August 2010

Five Things Friday

  1. Never mind on Centerville. Who wants to live there anyway? *more on this later
  2. Stuart ended up staying in Conroe (with his brother) Thursday night too and as of right now (8:06 pm Friday), he and the boys still aren't back home.
  3. I'm C-R-I-P-P-L-E-D with anxiety about our future.
  4. I'm ready to just be a SAHM again. This working nights thing is for the birds. Or at least the insane.
  5. We get to meet baby Joshua on Monday!

11 August 2010


We're getting there, one tile spacer at a time.

10 August 2010

A to B

Centerville to

4 hours 36 minutes
1 hour 14 minutes
2 hours 24 minutes
San Antonio
3 hours 51 minutes

Stuart has a second interview in Centerville on Thursday.
I'm just getting ready.

08 August 2010

Nehemiah 9:6

You alone are the LORD. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.

07 August 2010

Like Tucker...

...like Stuart
{I love these boys!}

06 August 2010

Five Things Friday

  1. I FINALLY got to see my BFF from Vegas who moved down to Wichita Falls. And she's pregnant (with baby #3 and due in October) and her house is fabulous and I missed her so much.
  2. Stuart's in Centerville, TX {right at this moment to be exact} interviewing for a job there. The population of Centerville is 903; so while we would be thankful for a job, it would still be quite a culture shock to downsize that much.
  3. We are officially in "get this house fixed and on the market" mode. Lord help us all!
  4. My sister's scheduled for her c-section on August 16. Can.Not.Wait.
  5. Stuart is DONE with school FOREVER. {so incredibly happy}

05 August 2010


04 August 2010


Yesterday I tried something new.
In order to beat the heat yet still get the boys out of the house and expend some energy,
we tried out a local inflatable creation.
Jump for Joy
And boy did we jump!
And slide.
And run.
And wear ourselves out.
Or, if you are my boys,
you find the nearest train table and play like you have never seen such a thing before.
But to each is own.

03 August 2010

Baby News


Stuart's cousin, Bonni delivered a bouncing baby boy early this morning.
12:23 am to be exact.
He weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 19.8 inches long.
Welcome to the world Harold James!

02 August 2010

Bathroom Reno: Day 203

01 August 2010