Monday, August 28, 2006


Today I took Parker Reed's 2 year pictures, and in exchange Angela took my kids...not far, just to Brookshires. So Alli showed Hayden what he had been missing out on all these months just walking along side Mama. The kid carts. Leave it to my kid to add something new and joyful to other parents shopping trips; way to go Alli! So as Alli and Hayden browsed the grocery store they came across "Slinkies" and somehow got Mommy Angela to buy them. After I was done with Parker, Angela came over with the kids and we ate pizza and then the kids played while we enjoyed our wholesome "Slinkies." She got her stuff together to leave and that was it until...Alli woke up from her nap wanting a "Slinkie. "

Me: "Oh baby Angela took those home with her."
Alli: "Why? (foot stomp)"
Me: "Because she bought them."
Alli: "No she didn't!"
Me: "Well did you pay for them with your own money?"
Alli: "No, but I didn't pick them out so that she could just take them home with her!"

Oh my precious little one. What can you say to a dissapointed three year old craving good ol' Twinkie filling?

How the Twinkie was made
The Twinkie was invented on April 6, 1930 by bakery manager James Dewar, making thrifty use of shortcake pans that were usually only used during the strawberry season. Twinkies originally contained a banana cream filling, but this was replaced with a vanilla cream filling during a banana shortage caused by the outbreak of World War II.
Though Continental Foods has never revealed how Twinkies are made, most people believe that they are baked, because the bottoms look brown. The Washington Post reported on April 15, 2005 that "the cakes are baked for 10 minutes, then the cream filling is injected through three holes in the top, which is browned from baking. The cake is flipped before packaging, so the rounded yellow bottom becomes the top."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Poor Saints

Monday was a very exciting day in the Jenkins II houshold. We were on our way to tailgate at the Saints vs. Cowboys game. It was so hot, and all that could go wrong just about did. We took an RV and the air wasn't working inside so our babies are dripping with sweat, later to find out I did it by blowing a fuse when I used the microwave. And when I say later, I mean hours later :) So it was hot inside, hot outside, we had to move the RV when the entire power source went dead. I forgot the meat for lunch in the fridge at home, and nobody wants to be stuck in the heat with hungry men, can I get an Amen? ;) We didn't know that the babies needed their very own ticket so we had to call a sitter at the last minute to help us out in the RV while we were at the game. And because of the circumstances she was more than a bit late. Not that it affected me because my brother in law was gracious enough to let us go on to the game while he waited with the kids. Then at the game it started raining...pouring. And to end the all went wrong streak the Saints lost. Wait a minute do the Saints ever really win? Ahhh, just kidding Ken, my good and faithful Saints fan, I love you! Yes, below you will find Mr. Hollywood himself, Joe Horn...does that mean anything to any of my friends reading this? I didn't think so, but being that I am Ken's wife I need to give him props, wha what! - I am so dorky ;)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mom Time Weekend

This was our first road trip together and we were so ready for it! Yes we were on our way to a small confrence where we would be listening to biblical truths and how we could apply them to our daily lives with our children, be honest I was on this trip to get away from these babies of mine. From Shreveport Angela and I were on our way to Longview to pick up our longtime friend Mrs. Jennifer Pritchett, who I might add was looking pretty hot to be going to a moms confrence. From Jens house we went crazily down this windy road, it was crazy because Jen was pick up our new friend Elizabeth. Elizabeth was described as a little reserved, a prayer warrior, and someone who thinks Jennifer is a "hoot". I really so have an outgoing personality: if I know you, if not I shut down just a bit. But as soon as we met Elizabeth I said, "not today, no ma'am, today I'm turning over a new leaf"<--- only it didn't sound that dorky in my head. I took to her like I had known her from the get-go <---thats one of those words I've picked up from my mom. Seriously though, I loved her, she shall be our new travelling buddy. Just a day into it, we all decided this was going to have to be something we do on an annual basis, we all just got along so well. Okay so the conference started that night about 6pm. Thats the four of us, grabing a stranger to take this picture of us, no cares, no cares.
We were now in Tyler, Texas at Greenacers Baptist Church. I wasn't sure of what to expect but this confrence really changed my outlook on a lot of things. The first night Lisa Welchel just answered questions from the audience including one from our very own. Only we hope now that Jennifer will warn us next time she decides to ask how to "keep things spicy with your spouse". I mean there was no time to take cover we just had to act like we knew it was coming <---anyone? <---Inside joke. This question did however get her a free copy of one of her books, now signed :) After the question and answer time there was a pajama party in the lobby, oh did we have a good time, I know I burned calories with the laughing involved. Lifeway had chair massages for us, there were a couple different beauty companies there doing various treatments, also they had scrapbooking and bingo going on, there was a lot to choose from. Angela and Elizabeth were in line for their backrubs, so Jennifer and I headed off to be pampered by Beauty Control. There we recieved lip treatments, I will say we have never looked so good.
Before we made our way back to the hotel we made a stop at Tylers local Walmart to grab a game and have some more late night fun, which if it was up to me would have gone into the wee hours but remember I was on a trip with a bunch of old ladies :). So Saturday was the long part of the confrence and it was wonderful, I think I would describe this trip as perfect. Towards the end of it all I began to break down just a bit, everything made me cry. The speaking, the picture of the premie baby, the music, and prayer. No one likes to cry infront of others but I couldn't help it. God revealed to me that I hadn't been submitting to my husband the way I should have been all along. i.e. respect, honor, trust and more. I also had not been interacting with my kids the way God wanted me to. As a little side note, before last weekend, I had, had a couple break downs, nothing was going the way I wanted it to with my babies. Alli wouldn't all, I have really considered getting her an ear exam, when I couldn't get Landon to be happy or sleep, I would get so bitter and depressed. My husbands advice was to consult God about it. Turn the Dr. Phill and Oprah off and go to God. I listened to the part about the tv programming but I really didn't want to take the time to take this to God, who ensures me that if I ask I will recieve. Oh what a weekend, God so convicted me that I needed to make a total change at home. One of the books I purchased was Creative Correction, I highly reccomend it. Great ideas! My heart needed an overhaul so badly. These precious babies of mine that I had asked for were just needing to be dealt with differently...Gods way not mine. I thanked God for my children that just 6 years ago I never thought I would have wanted. Oh I couldn't imagine not waking up to their voices in the morning. God is good, so good!