Let’s Catch Up

Hi, I’m Vicki. You’ll recognize me once I start telling you about my life again. It seems I haven’t been posting a lot of current stuff that’s been going on around here. Today we’re going to do it Twitter style because, for now, I’ve stopped Twittering. And I’m not limiting myself to 140 characters.

*Ashlyn scares herself every time she steals the keys and sets off the truck alarm. Yet, she. still. does. it. I think it’s actually a toddler Olympic event to see how fast she can run to my lap.

*I’m reading Respectable Sins and am getting pretty convicted. Doesn’t the name itself begin to convict you? I hope to post more about it in the future.

*I’m also just beginning the Beth Moore study Living Beyond Yourself about the fruit of the Spirit. I studied this with some ladies at the turn of the century, but it’s high time I revisited this fruit.

*Kids are not much more than accessories nowadays. Just something I’ve seen down here.

*Crocs have infiltrated themselves way too far into our culture. Moms are having their pretty little girls in their prettiest Sunday dresses (smocked bishop style, just so you know) wear crocs on their feet. The horror! I never have been nor never will be a fan of those shoes. Reagan has outgrown two fake pair that other people have given her. I told her never again will crocs cross the threshold of this house as foot wear choice. Sorry to you diehard fans out there.

*Speaking of darling clothes. Dillards, where have you been all my adult, child-rearing life? You have some seriously cute dresses for my two daughters. And in both respective sizes so they can match. I’ve heard you have great sales. Those dresses probably never stay on the racks long enough to make the sales.

*Speaking of darling clothes on sale. Apparently there are two huge consignment shows here in August that feature lots of those prettiest Sunday dresses. I’m already lamenting selling all the girls’ stuff at my yard sale in April. Had I kept it I could now consign it and be allowed early access to all the smocked goodness. Noted for next year. Wait, I won’t be here next year at this time…

*Since when does Reagan wear an 11 1/2 shoe? Wasn’t she just growing out of the 8s?

*Observed while walking into Target: a couple walking out the in door to shoplift. The magnetic buzzer thingy went off and no one tried to stop them. Target probably has a hands off policy, which prevents them from actually touching a perp anyway. Pansies. I say tackle first, ask questions later.

*Here’s Ashlyn in what I have dubbed “Serenity’s Dress”.

Serenity is my little blog friend with leukemia. Lifting Up Serenity is her website. And if you go to this post you’ll see the dress that inspired the above purchase (and you can read about the 3rd stage of treatment for ALL).

That’s it for now. We’re beginning homeschool today so your prayers for any and everything in my life are coveted (in a good way). Reagan is sleeping in today. What a <i>great</i> way to start off the school year! This will allow me to take a shower. If I press the publish button now.

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I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up

  1. Crocs on smocked bishops? SAY IT AIN’T SO? This is where I get snobby. Sorry, but that’s just totally wrong.

    Dillard’s does have cute cothes, eh? Love Dillard’s…hate that my closest one is in Knoxville. They have cute “Mommy” clothes, too…and a great selection of purses.

    OK, I have to get serious about living life around here…more later…

  2. I’m sure that Beth Moore study is awesome, it’s been a long time since I’ve done one of hers but I do so love learning from her!

    We just went shoe shopping for Walker yesterday and it’s so funny that he is over crocs now! I asked him if he wanted another pair b/c I do like them for playing around the house (they are so easy and can get wet, etc) but he said no. We found a really cool pair of sandals that can get wet too.

    I’m interested in the comment of kids not being more than accessories…..do tell more.

    I wish I had a sweet little girl to buy those cute dresses for! I could put one of the boys in one but I’m that might mess them up forever!! 🙂

    Stories like Serenity’s are so heartbreaking. She is adorable, I will be praying for her too.

    Good luck with school this year! I am sooooo ready for the boys to go back next week. This morning has been full of “No, Stop it! You can’t do it that way! You went first last time! Mom…Mom…Mom…I’m not playing with him anymore! I’m bored, what can I do?” I so could not homeschool, God has shown me my limitations and that I don’t have the patience for it. I am in awe of all of the homeschool moms out there!


  3. Welcome to your school year! Hope it’s a great one for you and Reagan.

    The visual you created of Ashlyn is cracking me up. Love that kid!

    I never did get the whole Crocs thing. They’re UGLY!

    Sounds like a pretty heavy reading list. Good luck with that.

  4. Leigh Anne: Crocs on the feet, not on the dresses. Just as horrible to me.

    Cher: We need to go to a Beth Moore event somewhere around here or Atlanta.

    Yay for the sandals!! The crocs with the fuzzy stuff in them are halfway between cute and ugly, but I’d never go then since I’ve outed myself as not so hot on crocs 🙂

    Kids as accessories. It’s more of a general social statement and I’ve just started noticing it down here. And I fully admit I’m taking part in it. What is the main reason for having children? In past times people had lots of kids due to lack of birth control (or lack of desire to use it), to help out around the farm, and because it was probably popular, if not just the accepted thing. Today, people have kids for….I’m drawing a blank. To prolong the human race, definitely; passing on beliefs, (for me it’s being witnesses in the world for Christ). But with the presence of birth control to limit the amount of children, and not needing a whole truck load of help on the farm, what are kids really here for? Accessories. To make the current “popular” family complete. Two parents (thought to really not be necessary any more, although I heartily disagree with that), 2.6 kids, 1.8 pets, 3.7 cars, a nice house, 2 great jobs, and lots of friends. The kids are just a part of the mix. And if they’re cute and dressed to match that’s even better. This is where I come in. I love having my girls dressed to match and be so cute. And in the South, where everyone is dressed sugar sweet it really stood out to me that most people nowadays are probably having kids just to have kids. SO, it was kind of a philosophical statement of something I’ve asked myself recently.

    As for having girls to dress: if you want my girls’ sizes I’d be happy to oblige 🙂

    I’ve become attached to Serenity and her story (as much as you can with someone you’ve never met). She’s making progress, but she’s not out of the woods. I know her family will appreciate the prayers!

    Oh girl, me and patience. We hate each other. It’s something I struggle with constantly. Even now as Reagan is taking almost an hour to complete a review page for math. It’s 11:50 and we’re on her second subject. If God can grant me daily patience He can do it for anyone. But if God has shown you limits it’s good to respect them.

  5. I am thinking I need a bunch of those Serenity dresses! Too adorable! Also, I really loved the Crocs one! I was horrified when my husband bought a pair only because someone said they were comfortable. Thankfully he got slivers, and I quickly threw them away! How do you find time to read? I have a wish list, but can barely even read that!!!

  6. There is a time and a place for Crocs…sadly with Sunday’s best is not one of them. I adore my crocs and mostly where them around the house or to the store for quick errands. They are great for vacations where a lot of walking is involved and you don’t want sneakers, but that’s just me. I find there is a lot of Croc hate out there.

    You would be surprised at what is on the sale racks at Dillards when they have their 40% and another 30% off sale!!

    Ashlyn looks adorable in the dress! She’s got such a cute face!!

    Good luck with the new school year!!

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