I haven’t really done a good job of updating my blog lately… Just lazy, I guess.

Honestly, not much has happened. We’ve all been sick over the last week. Donna’s mom had knee replacement surgery. We visited Marlys in the City, where we saw the tornado damage from last month. We’ve been getting rain the last few days (praise Jesus!). I think that’s about it…

This last week has been pretty stressful.  On Wednesday my car decided to start acting wonky.  It has been losing power on acceleration.  I figured it was the spark plugs, so I bought some new ones and changed them out.  Two days later (yes, it took that long, and my hands are cut up too) my car has new spark plugs and wires, and it’s still acting up.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, so we decide to take my car to Ardmore so that I can put some fuel injector cleaner in the gas and see if that helps out.  So, we get to Ardmore, and Donna’s parents buy us lunch at McDonald’s (McYucky’s as we call it).  Then they want to go to the park with the kids.  I didn’t really want to since my car is acting up, but Donna doesn’t give me any choice.  While at the park, Donna’s mom thinks it will be a good idea to take the kids to the splashpad so they can play in the water.  I tried to sit that one out, but Donna made me go sit with everyone else.  Russell, his usual self, falls down while running and hits his head on the concrete.  It was bad enough that everyone makes us take him to the emergency room.  It was pretty scary, because he was drooling and sedated.  After the doctor sees us, Russell even throws up a couple of times.  They do a CT scan and let us know he’ll be okay, after which Russell finally starts coming to (about two hours after his accident!).

After all that, we go to El Chico to eat, where Russell wolfs down chips and queso.  He had been begging for nachos as soon as we left the hospital.  After barfing it all up though, he seems fairly content not to eat any more.

Sunday, Mother’s Day, was mostly uneventful.  I grilled (burned) hamburger, hotdogs, bratwurst, and shrimp, and we feasted.  Then we packed up and went home.

The car is still acting up…

The inspection went well and the appraisal came back. It is good. Now we’re just waiting to see if we’ll be approved for the loan. Every once in a while my loan officer emails me to ask for more information, so I know everything is still moving, but it sure seems to have slowed down!

Lord, give me patience during this time and in all things may Your will be done! I hope it is Your will for us to get the house, but if it isn’t, please stop it from happening…

We’re working on buying our first house. We’ve already found a house that we really like and have entered contract to buy it, assuming the inspection goes well tomorrow. If it all pans out, we’ll be living in Holliday soon!

TheEndIsNearA priest and a pastor from the local churches are standing by the side of the road, pounding a sign into the ground that reads: “The End Is Near! Turn Yourself Around Now–Before It’s Too Late!”

As a car speeds past them, the driver yells, “Leave us alone, you religious nuts!”

From around the curve they hear screeching tires and a big splash.

The pastor turns to the priest and asks, “Do you think the sign should just say “Bridge Out?”

Today is Todd Daniel’s birthday!  He was born at 1:18pm at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.  He weighed in at 6lb 9oz and was 19.5 inches long.  He was really similar to Russell’s size.  Preston and Russell had a good time visiting him in the hospital, and they seemed to be thrilled to get to meet him!  Donna was a trooper, and is doing great now.

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Todd Daniel: 12 minutes old
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Preston and Russell getting to know Todd Daniel

It won’t be long at all now before Todd Daniel is born. It is looking like it will be no later than the 12th. I am really excited, but a little nervous too. Donna and I have been working with the kids on keeping their room (and all the others they destroy!) clean. I think we’re about as ready as we’re going to be!