7 Quick Takes and a few pirates

Decided to link up with Jen at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes!

1.  It took me two days to publish my post from yesterday. If I am going to blog, I have to find time during the day. Every time I try to write I night, I just lose all motivation and can’t think clearly, I am definitely not a night owl. I am an early bird, and I used to get up and write while sipping coffee and while the kids were watching morning cartoons. But ever since Emma started school the mornings are rushed with making breakfast, her lunch, possibly ironing Dan’s shirt, and getting her off to school in time. Maybe nap time is a good blogging time? Not the case here, if I can get Kolbe to nap it is usually at a different time than Joshua and picking up Emma at school has kind of messed up the whole nap situation as well.  Yesterday, I was determined to get a post up and was willing to let the boys pull out every game and puzzle from the cabinet in order to do so (and I am going to spare you a picture of our kitchen and table).

 So a published post = messy house.

And I will stop whining about blogging now. And who am I kidding, my house is messy all of the time…

2.  While writing this post I realized Joshua had escaped and was most likely getting in to trouble somewhere in the house.

Found him. Joshua in the shower with a blue nose.

3.  A few weeks ago Dan was playing basketball and he tore his ACL in his left knee. He had an MRI on Monday and he has surgery scheduled for Sept. 30. Poor guy, I know he is in so much pain, and he handles the kids jumping all over him so well. Please keep him and his upcoming surgery in your prayers. I am getting a little nervous about all of the recovery time and figuring out how we can best care for him- which is to probably keep the kids out of the house as much as possible.

4.  Yesterday I was putting Kolbe in the van and he kept asking for something but I couldn’t figure out what he was saying. It was something like, “Can you get my ball bee?” And after I told him that I didn’t know what he wanted he yelled out, “AWK-WARD!”  Not quite sure where that one came from, but it made my day.

5.  When my friends were in town, we went for a boat ride on the bay and we saw, nope not sharks, but porpoises! And I promise the adults were just as excited as the kids were despite the picture below:

6. Yesterday was National Talk like a Pirate Day..? But if you dressed like a pirate and went to Krispy Kreme, you could get a free dozen. So that’s what we did. A few years ago we had a Peter Pan themed birthday party for Emma and Kolbe and I had found a Captain Hook costume for Dan to wear, so of course we pulled that out again. Kolbe wanted to be Peter Pan again and Emma decided to be a pirate mermaid.  And so off we went.

 Just riding around with Captain Hook, no big deal.


7.  When we arrived at Krispy Kreme, Emma said: “Look! There are other people dressed as pirates too!” Did she really think it was normal to just dress up and go to Krispy Kreme for doughnuts? Yes she did. Have we ever done this before? No I promise we haven’t. Anyway, the doughnuts were hot and delicious and a good time was had by all. And my favorite part?  Dan was dressed up so well that other little kids thought he was the real deal and wanted to get pictures with him. Next time he said he would bring a tip jar.


Happy Friday. Arrgh.


  1. Jessica Maddox

    You guys are awesome!! I wanted to go so bad….but I just don’t think I could have been as cool as y’all!! Your children will have the greatest memories!!

    As for Dan – WHAT??? ACL? God Bless him! God Bless you! I know it’s really painful and a long recovery. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help!

    Miss y’all tons!!

  2. Oh my goodness, this post just made my day!! You guys are THE coolest family ever. I would have totally dressed like a pirate and gone all by myself to our KK and eaten the entire dozen. But what you did is better, for sure.

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