Tuesday, August 23, 2011

10 on tuesday!

1.) Dathan works SO hard for our family.  He really is the hardest worker you will ever meet.  This last job he has been doing has been a lot of fun for him, but hard.  He is building this new patio cover on the side of the house.  The thing is, the house faces west, & this is the south side of the house.  If that doesn't mean anything to you let me translate: he is in the sun. All. Day. Long.  Yet as exhausting as that is, he still comes home & plays with the boys, helps bathe them & change diapers, he always puts them to bed at night, and so much more.  I know all he wants to do is lay down & rest, but he continues to give.
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2.) I am so excited because our church is finally starting a new MOPS program!  And one of the best parts is 6 of my friends, along with myself, are all starting it up together.  We have had such a fun time planning it (and if you have ever been involved in a MOPS group please share any ideas you have with me!).  It's amazing how God brought the group of us together & we all just kind of fell into our jobs & have worked so well with each other.  The last couple of meetings we have had at my friend Veronica's house, and a couple of the high school or college girls have come to entertain our kids for us while we met.  Each meeting our kids had a picnic in the backyard, it was so cute & so much fun!
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3.) Apparently part of Sean's superheroes' super powers is the ability to play the keyboard....
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4.) Please tell me I am not the only one whose kitchen looks like this after a weekend of baking & cooking??
Anyone??  Anyone?????
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5.) I had to take a picture of this dinner, because 4 out of 4 people in my family ate it.  That is a BIG deal.  Well, Sean picked all the lettuce out but still, he ate what was left, and in our house that just has to work sometimes.  It's just a simple "taco salad."  Lettuce... ground beef (we would have usually used ground turkey but our friends gave us a bunch of beef so that's what I used)... crushed up Doritos... and ranch dressing.  Simple (the way I like it)!
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6.) We are still going through the last of our boxes from the garage (it's been a LONG battle).  This evening when Dathan brought some boxes in for me to go through, the boys started saying it was their fortress & they were stuck inside.  It was adorable.
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7.) I know this is kind of hard to see, but Sean drew this picture of me.  He said it was "super-mommy with a baby belly in a force field so the lightning from the bad guys can't get her." Love it!
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8.) Sean climbed up here and said it was his space station.  I believe he was navigating himself through outer space when I took this picture.
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9.) My parents watched the boys for us one evening & Dathan & I actually got to go on a double date with our friends.  This was us right before we left, can you tell we were excited?? :)  If you look closely in the background you can see Nolan walking out of the front door... with Dathan's soda that he not only stole but drank the rest of! Hahahaha!
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10.) Typical Stephens family.  I love that Dathan & Sean's faces match, and so do mine & Nolan's.
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Kimberly said...

#4: Pretty much what my kitchen looks like right now!! Such a relief to know I'm not the only one!! :)

Jenna said...

Love love love it! And talk to Tami Jo about MOPS- she is an EXPERT :)