Monday, May 19, 2008
As of late,
I have been suffering from a terrible case of DBS (Disappearing Blogger Syndrome). With my lapse in posting, you'd think I was pregnant and nauseated again. Blame it on the computer! It has been nauseated (Wish it were pregnant!), and time spent on the contraption was becoming increasingly frustrating due to its slowness. Thankfully, Troy has made some progress in righting this dilemma, so I have more incentive to get online.
While our technology was giving us fits, we were spending time -
with friends. (Okay - I know this is not the best quality photo, but you can't expect too much from a five year old photographer.)
The boys and I are enjoying having Troy around for more hours of the day. (I am starting to have less disdain toward those infamous Honey Do lists you are warned of in pre-marriage years. :-) During two busy years of grad school, I came to realize there are some things I just cannot do! Sigh. . .I am not Superwoman! Had a sweet Mother's Day. Can't take a sweet picture for the life of us!!! I hope Brenda Herring has blessed success when she faces us with a camera next week! (Say a prayer for her.) Silas and I attended a wedding where Troy was a groomsman for some of his BJ friends. Would any woman in her right mind turn down the opportunity of seeing her husband in a tux?! Little lad's noises were not ceremony worthy, so I reluctantly left with bag in hand only to find a beautiful room with a Hi-Def screen and audio. Baby and I enjoyed the wedding in style! He got to eat, and I was able to sniff and wipe tears (Yes, I cry at everyone's wedding!) in solitude.
The boys and I went strawberry picking. Actually, one boy and I were picking. The other was having a grand time walking between the rows, building sand castles, playing in the dirt, pulling up grass and "giving it to the bugs so they won't eat the strawberries," and eating what we were gathering. Nothin' like eating them straight off the vine! The other boy was carefully combing the plants fot the perfect specimens. I leave you to figure who was doing what! :-)
The outdoors has been calling our names, and one job was to replace the mailbox. The boys thought it was grand to remove the old and stick their arms waaaaay down in the "hole in the ground where the green grass grew all around." We now have a charming new mail system, and I dare any kid to ride their bike into this post and break it in two as happened to the last one.
Since the sun lives outdoors, we found out how up and personal it can be in this far, far away land. The poor legs in this picture belong to the oldest lad. I slathered sunscreen on his upper body, but bless his heart, I did not think his legs were so exposed. I also scoffed at the idea of sunscreen the other day, and my famous last words were, "I do not get sunburns." Well, this sun is different than the Northern sun I have loved all my life. It is mean, nasty and gives me terrible burns down here!!! Ha. I think I'll be a bit more careful next time I am out for so many hours!
Ah, yes - - - the flowers. Love, love, love flowers. The boys and I have been planting, planting, planting.
And more are sitting on the front porch calling our names, so I had best let them meet the soil.

  posted at 10:06 AM  

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that wedding at Mount Calvary????? Looks like their fireplace room in the pic.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Nope. The wedding was at Heritage. The bride and groom were Emilie Shearer and David Woodworth. Maybe you have heard of them. . .

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

You're alive! So glad! Like the picts. I am into flowers as well. Been giving them Miracle Grow and hoping they turn out better than some other times. Yours look pretty!

At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, don't know the bride and groom .... Thought of you on Sunday when a lady in our church came in with a Vera Bradley. She got TWO of them at Good Will for about $4.00 a piece!!! They were in brand new condition, too.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Taylors said...

Enjoyed your post!
Thanks for coming back!! ;)


At 2:42 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Aaaaaaaah, a fresh dose of Martha. I feel better already. :)

At 12:00 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

$4.00 Vera Bradley's?!!!! No fair. The person pricing those obviously had no clue of their worth.

Angie, you need to visit Shelbyville next week!

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Ah, Martha will be in Indiana! Can it handle Angie and Martha at the same time? lol

At 9:19 PM, Blogger loree2000 said...

Oh my, I had to chuckle when I came across those sun burned little legs :D Poor guy!


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