Friday, April 20, 2007

Marnin. I remember when Toby was this age. All I blogged about was how tired I was.
I'm too tired to blog about that. Brynn was up pretty constantly last night. Everytime I would wake up and feed her and change her and swaddle her and refeed her and swaddle her and flip her on her tummy, her back, her side... the Man of God was sleeping peacefully.
When I told him how tired I was today, he said "Me, too."

Poor Richy.

Anyway. Toby is asleep and so this is my golden opportunity to catch a few winks. Peace to the peeps.
Oh, and I know what Rob and Steph are having... bet you wish you did!


  1. Just finished shooting the Houston portion of ABC's American Inventor (season 2). I saw some really neat inventions/concepts and also a few crazies! Obviously they are ultra-top secret so I won't even mention the steak toaster.

  2. Here's a "what are they having" story:

    Thanksgiving 2005, Shannon was nice and pregnant. We were at her parents for the weekend. We all went to the church here grandfather teaches at. After the service a lady introduced herself and asked if we knew what we were having. Shannon's dad put his hand on my shoulder and said to the lady, "with this guy involved, we're just hoping for a human."

  3. So are Rob & Steph trying to re-populate The Woodlands?!

  4. So I punched him square in the nose... right in church.

    Ok, really I laughed. It was a good joke. And, we actually did have a human.... in case you were wondering.

  5. What's with me the last couple days and blog punching people in the nose?

    I just think it's funny to tell someone to just punch them in the nose, whatever the need.

    Baa baa baack to work.

  6. I want to see the steak toaster

  7. Sermon Topic: When Is It the Right Time to Punch Someone in the Nose?

    Good topic!

  8. Obviously there is a right and a wrong time to punch someone in the nose.

    For instance in the case of someone putting too much jelly on your pbj sandwich, no, must use more subtle communication.

    But I think it is a matter of other forms of communication not being sufficiently heard.

    For instance, You said " I hate it when you tap your fingers on the table for four hours straight."

    And they said " Go fly a kite" and continued to type the bass line to Delirious's obsession for the rest of the evening.

    I mean it is a close call...

  9. Some people's noses just ask for it.

  10. I mean look at WC Fields, now that is a nose that I KNOW got some punches in.

  11. Of course, no one would punch Tom Hanks in the nose, unless you are his wife, then she might.

  12. Someone should punch that shock jock dj in the nose. What is his name?

  13. Hey what about anna nicole, If she werent dead, she would have been a good one.

    you can really chat it up with yourself! =)

  15. everybody has an invention....

    so who is gonna tell us what R&S are having?

  16. BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Helen Robson Walton, widow of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) founder Sam Walton, died Thursday evening at her home, the company said in a news release. She was 87.

    Walton was surrounded by family members when she died of natural causes, the company said.

  17. G- I don't know about the PB&J comment. I like A LOT of PB. If someone puts too much jelly on, they may get one warning. The next time it's a wap in the nose. You just can't let people go around being inconsiderate like that with no consequences.

  18. Gotta agree with you on the bass-tapping, G. Or people who only know one line of a song and sing it over and over...

  19. I agree that some noses just say, “I’m a great target, please punch me!”

  20. sheesh. some people and their automatic logins.. those profound comments were from ME

  21. is this healthy? prolonged concentration on nose-punching? i'm not sure....

  22. I guess you could call those profound. I mean, a 2nd grader would find them profound, so I guess it makes them "profound."

  23. Careful Clammy, you're pushing it. You may want to hide your nose soon.

  24. Does Clammy have enough nose to punch, doesnt look like much nose to me...

  25. I mean if you wanna punch somebody you gotta look for your Barbara Streisands and stuff.

    None of these wimpy noses

  26. What about Bill Clinton now there is a nose you would want to punch! Anna Nicole was more that blonde dingy type you don't want to punch them, they just make you want to slap the snot out of them.


  28. Agreed. Clammy is safe.

    Lunch is over.

    Baa baa baack to work.

  29. Now slapping...
    That is a good subject

  30. I am much more inclined to want to slap someone before I punch them. I find I fight the urge to do that often. Someone always seems to be doing something that just makes me want to slap the fire out of them.

  31. Ask Matt, poor thing I slap him all the time. He says he likes the abuse. Makes him feel loved!

  32. I was just kidding about Matt. Now Hillary is one of those people you want to do a double slap on you know getting her on both sides of her face. Send her reelin. Cryin for her mama!

  33. Wack, wack, wack, wack, yeah, there you go senator.

  34. I slapped Richy once, when we were 16.

  35. I think I liked to slap the heck out of Al Gore too. I don't see how you can be that stupid and still breath.

  36. Yet he survived. The things we do as teenagers.

  37. I back-handed a friend once for tickling me. He didn't want to be my friend anymore.

  38. I did that to my first husband, Steve when we where teenagers, I think I was seventeen. He called me a bad name and I hauled off and slapped him. He never called me that again. I did appologize and refrained from doing it again. Allthough it was hard sometimes. I was pretty violent when I was younger, maybe it was all the liquor or that giant chip on my shoulder.

  39. liquor and chips--that'll make anyone violent

  40. Who is that lady who got so much attention for slapping everyone? oh yeah Zsa Zsa Gabor. Slapped a cop.

  41. I recall Jennifer expressing her infatuation with slapping on the blog before.

    We may need to notify Matt to have some premarital counseling with the Terrys about this.

  42. i think when zsa zsa did it, they thought it was cute

  43. believe me Josh my parents know. It runs in the family if you know what I mean!

  44. ooh! please don't expound. i've always thought of your family as gentle people

  45. and i want to keep it that way

  46. monsters! The whole lot of them ( he- he)

  47. Seriously they are the gentlest people ever. Really good family.

  48. I just was wondering why you included the chips in the reason you were violent. I dont think the chips were the problem

    Fritos! They make me want to clobber people.

    Tostitoes! Gangs use them to initiate new recruits

    Lays! Violence bred in the recipe

  49. i think it's a chemical reaction between the potatoes and the alcohol--mix in a corn chip, and you're really in trouble!

  50. Come on. What are they having?

  51. and why is it a secret?.....maybe arberto hasn't been reached yet......

  52. yes....what ARE they having???

  53. i was number 50 and number there a prize????
    is she having twins?????

  54. I am not at liberty to say. I can confirm, it is not an aardvark.

  55. Maybe it wasn't human, and they have been flown to Area 51 for testing.

  56. i've slapped a doctor once (already told in a long story many blogs ago)

    i've thrown a cookie-sheet of fish sticks across the kitchen at my husband once (not sure if i've told you THAT story)

    violence - i think violence all starts with woundedness of heart, peppered with fatigue, and jump-started by caffeine...

    you put those three things together

    and you either get a slap across the face or...

    a punch in the nose....

    caffeine is beginning to be a problem in my life... i guess i drink too much coffee in the mornings.... then, i'm so tired... so, when i do drink cokes or tea in the evening... because i'm tired, but over-stimulated, i become MEAN!

    i've learned to stay away from my loved ones when i feel this way...

    and i'm learning not to drink caffeine in the late afternoons/evenings...


    good night

    oh, and i missed you on here napalm...

    and sivad... where you been lately???

    hi g
    and hi ak
    and hi sonia!

    supern8 - greetings!
    and josh - you're a funny one... tell shan and keith hello

    oh, and clamiam - i can see you laughing.... and tell servie hello and we misseth him

    steph - howdy
    and vkg hellow!

    where's kat been lately? ever since india - she's not been on here...

    and hi lisa!

    jenn - got your shower news...and regretfully won't be able to attend... but I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED!

    bye all!

  57. WWJD? I think he would have punched pharisees & saducees in their noses for sure.

    "If someone smiteth thee in thy nose, then turneth around & alloweth them to smiteth thee again in thy nose."


    I threw a hairbrush @ my hubby once . . . men can be such donkeys at times.

  58. Arberto and Stef need to POST already and spill their own beans..


    3 year old slumber party has been a success and a smash.....

    Both have been wearing big boy underwear all afternoon and saying cute things like "MY TURN"..and
    "give me 5" for the slightest tinkle. Graceson has been doing great for weeks so he is encouraging Caleb today.......So...
    the slumber party actually has a hidden agenda..........and it is working!

  59. We have Jumped, pottied, played in dirt, pottied, watched 30 minutes of NEMO.pottied...played in dirt again....thrown the ball for KNOCK KNOCK.........jump......ride in cars.......EAT......bathe.....and pottied again.......MESSAGE has been received.......We like to stay soon as we are wet we hurry up and get dry....we like dry....and it is WORKING!


    WHAT BIG BOYS........

  60. O yea........I agree....

    POOR RICHY.............

    It is so hard to go to work everyday and do your absolute best at your job and provide for your family......without the proper sleep.....


    I think that you could pump and store and maybe DADDY could give you an entire night of sleep one night during the weekend........

    But the catch 22 is..........would you be able to sleep.....would you worry that he wasn't doing it right......and would your swollen self allow you to sleep....the entire night..?????

  61. PS...........I have kept babies as young as 4 days old over my old age..and if you include my own youngins....right from birth..

    Let me know when you are ready for a night without the princess...

    Maybe some day before her highschool graduation.....LOL

  62. G- you do such a fine job of carrying on a conversation with yourself that I thought I would also give it a try.

    Caleb and Graceson are lounging on the couch in the DARK watching the VEGGIE TALES THE MOVIE......

    MAYBE they will accidently crash.

    I could go do dishes or something worthwhile .......but my bod is tired and my fingers aren't.

  63. Josh--------Dory was accidently punched in the nose by NEMO's Daddy and it caused a shark to relapse......that was really inappropriate......but MO always punched Curly.......and so did everyone else...

    I got it.......

    Recently I was walking KNOCK KNOCk and a pit bull came out of his yard and grabbed Enoch by the scruff of the neck and was yanking back and forth....I had Enoch by a leash and I never thought about letting him go.....(I should have)

    Anyway.....I punched that pit bull in the head and still didn't move but that was appropriate......OWNER had to come out and call the mongrel off my purebred......THAT was scawwy

  64. I can tell stories about the Terrys and the fact that they are not the gentle people they present themselves to be. I used to live in the same building with them and there would be loud sounds (sort of like a humongous sneeze) and strange poundings on the walls at night. I would cower under my bed covers and pray.....precisely why I am writing as anonymous....I am afraid of the retribution I might have to suffer if they knew it was me. Be very afraid.

  65. VKG~ Hi girl!
    Just wanted you to know that it is bad for the eyes (kids or adults) to watch TV in total darkness. If you at least have a lamp on in the room it helps the eyes have other objects in the surroundings to see rather than burning the bright square image on the eyes.

    A lot of people prefer it totally dark, yet it isn't good for the eyes. More important. : D

  66. annon, I know who you are now, I won't divuldge your secret. Those loud scary sounds where my dad sneezing, the bang on the wall was probably my mother jumping 2 feet out of the bed followed by her slapping my father. He has been sneezing like that for years still scares mom everytime.

  67. Hey Josh, Matt wants to know when you are getting here. Said to tell you, you are suppose to be the best man. Maybe we could set up a satalite link!

  68. This punching and slapping thing is pretty funny! I want to contribute!

    In 8th grade, I punched a guy square in the nose (bloodied it!) for calling me "Orangy" every single day. I warned him to stop every day, but he didn't really heed my warning. So, one day he did it yet again, and without thinking...*BAM* I felt horrible for ACTUALLY hitting him, so I was his "girlfriend" for a short time. Geez.

    I backhanded a nurse (while giving birth to my first son) who kept squishing my baby-tummy in an attempt to projectile my son out of me...or at least to get him to exit the vehicle. The epidural (sp?), the 14" head of my son, along with his 9lb 14oz, and 23inch body caused quick-escape problems, and she thought she could help things along. I had enough of the squishing, and whacked her! was funny!

    I also had a friend (we were adults, though this is quite adolescent) who would frequently exchange punches with me (in our face punching). One time I got the sorry end of the deal, and ended up with a 2 inch diameter giant bruise and welp that stayed for a month. I thought it was pretty funny, but I was able to use it for great sympathy for quite awhile. LOL!! Good times, good times!



    AngK "I'm too lazy to get a blog"

  69. 82-Year-Old Ex-Beauty Queen Stops Intruder by Shooting Out Tires

    Saturday , April 21, 2007


    Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder.
    Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

    Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.

    She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

    "I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

    Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

    Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said. The man's hometown wasn't immediately available. Three other people were questioned but were not arrested.

    After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.

    Ramey lived in Cincinnati for several years and was instrumental in helping rejuvenate Over-the-Rhine historic buildings. She returned to Kentucky in 1990 to live on her farm.

    "I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said.

  70. Wow, are we STILL slapping?
    I think there is some latent aggression here.

  71. One time I had Mike's hamburger bun in my hand and he was harrassing me. So I pretended I was going to squirt dishwashing gel on it. The problem was it accidentally really did squirt out. It would have been really funny, I mean really funny, but Mike didnt think so.

  72. MY concept of funny and his concept of funny are not always the same.

  73. Getting up this early makes me want to barf.
    Must be the lack of sunlight.

    Maybe the caffeine intake

  74. Wow. I am gone for a day and look how violent you all got. And it all started from me asking for advice to how to stop my hubby's snoring?

    I don't have any punching stories. I am a very peace loving person.

    I do have a spitting story. Actually its a slapping and spitting story. I had a fight with my sister when I was a kid. I had a sharp tongue and said something that really riled her up. She slapped my face. I was so shocked she slapped me I spit. I was NOT aiming for her eyes, but I guess I was a good shot and my spit projectiled straight into her eyes. I got into SOOOOOO much trouble. No one focused on the fact that she slapped me first as everyone was convinced that I intentionally spit in her eyes.

    If only I can be that accurate with my spit nowadays.


  75. Oh I bought a Kirkland Signature 18/10 Stainless Steel Cookware Set at Costco today. They look really cool. I am looking at the box. Now that I have this cool set of Stainless Steel Cookware, my food will taste awesome right?


  76. This is hilarious. Wikipedia has a whole page dedicated to Japanese toilets!!!!!

  77. The Sound Princess

    Many Japanese women are embarrassed at the thought of being heard by others during urination. To cover the sound of bodily functions, many women flushed public toilets continuously while using them, wasting a large amount of water in the process. As education campaigns did not stop this practice, a device was introduced in the 1980s that, after activation, produces the sound of flushing water without the need for actual flushing. One brand name commonly found is the Otohime (Japanese: 音姫), which literally means Sound Princess, and is named after the Japanese goddess Otohime (the goddess's name, though, is written with different kanji (乙姫) meaning "younger princess"), the beautiful daughter of the sea-king Ryūjin.

  78. Oh and I love the gun toting former beauty queen grandma on a walker.

  79. You guys are right. Talking to myself at 9:50 pm on a Saturday is sure fun fun fun! Hehe.

  80. That is so funny about the Silent Princess Otohime....

    American women never pass gas until they are married, and some not even then...................

    so it is very easy to imagine Japanese women never using the bathroom at all....

    We are so VAIN!

    Shannon.....if any of the vikettes ever need glasses....they will all be able to blame their BEDSTE...

    IT is a common practice in my house that when they are too wired and Bedste is "spent", that I go to bed and they are allowed to watch Veggie tales or some other approved movie with the TV timer on. I always leave the bathroom light maybe that will conteract the negative retna burning effect of the television.

    DAD GUMMIT .....I thought I was coasting on through being nothing but a positive influence and a life giver to all this new crop and low and behold.....I am exposed.


  81. I will call STEPH and ROB and tell them to POST already.....

    I got alot to say and I can't say it till the jewels are on the table.

  82. Ruby, Jade, Brynn a gemstone? If not it could be......

    so I guess the new guys names need to be like STONE, Rocky, BUBBA..

    Stone Costa CLARK......or Costa on my coffee table CLARK........

    I need a COSTA for my Drinka.....

  83. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
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    It is going to be so AWESOME to have 3 little Princesses all running around together.

    Jade will be 2
    Brynn will be 7 months old
    RUBY JOY JOY JOY will be 9.9oz little princess....

    I am so excited....Jades' hand me downs will be shared between two cousins.......o yea and Anilla can pass down her clothes..this is great!

    I am going to take a picture when Ruby is about 6 months old...of all 5 of the girls....Mercy and Madi can hold the babies and Jade can sit there looking pretty as usual......Jade is a doll baby....

    remember how scrunchy she used to look.....well,,,,,,,,,,I was pretty scrunchy too and look how gorgeous I turned out.....

    O my goodness....I guess I am going to have to get a pic of all the guys too.....THIS IS GREAT!

    I feel like this is it for the oven stuff......we might end up with 3 or 4 more adopted little angels......THE MORE THE MERRIER!

    RUBY JOY JOY JOY........

    How preciouse is that.....I wonder how long Brynny will be able to pass things down to her....

    7 months is not a long time.....and the adjusted difference is actually only about 5 months difference.


    Jade will not stand alone any longer in a crowd of boys....


  85. (sigh)
    I just wish Eva was more excited...

  86. i thinkst grandmother-hood quite befits her!

    i am looking forward to having grandchildren...

    linds says she will have approx 6 - one of each color

    hann doesn't think she's ever gonna marry

    not sure about j

    (are we finished with toilet stories now??? :-)

    when i read ak's story, before i even knew who was writing, i knew it had to be her... she and i are sort of alike in that we both slap health-care professionals...

  87. I am #100!!!!!

    Wooooo Hooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Mama pc - you on here this evening?

  89. Chinese people say woo hoo?

    wow, Sonia you are americanized.

  90. i'm a comer-and-a-goer on this thing...

    who's this???

    i'm making lunch for the pick-a-nick tomorrow

  91. how many shall i cook for??? and hannah made choc chip cookies!!!

    linds requests cherry tea...


    our menu - a little different this year

    Crouse Chicken Salad on Crous-sants
    Fruit Salad
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Fruited Iced Tea

    and, the old picnic standard
    Nacho Cheese Doritos

    any and everyone is welcome at our table... and Nathron, that means you too!!!

  92. Have a nice pic-a-nic.

    I just posted our studio portraits on my blog. We had them done the day after his birthday. 2 of them include my parents.

    Such a sweetie!
    He looks like a painter in one of them. My dad picked a great border we got added that looks like splochy paint.. it's cute.

    The garden one, we added a faded swirl border & his name & the year.

    Be praying for our home searching.

    ROB&STEPH! Yeah! Ruby is on the way.. very sweet name!!

  93. Okay, I promise, I will find my blogger identity again and quit using the Anonymous, but it is fun!
    Sonia - congrats on the stainless steel. Don't know if it'll make it taste better, but it should cook better an be closer to the times given in a recipe. AND if you combine that snazzy new cookware w/ a gas stove ~ poof! ~ Kitchen Magic! (at least in my humble opinion)

    Anyone got an idea for a CHEAP & EASY side dish for a missionary BBQ I have tomorrow night (Monday) here in Romania?

    I wish flushing toilets were common here in Eastern Europe. Get just 15 min outside of the city and you're squatting over a hole in the ground. I love any toilet that has a handle and makes a "whooshing" sound. Electric is great, but lets get the world up to indoor plumbing at least.

    Peace to you sleeping in the states, I'm off to church!

    ~ Kerri

  94. WOW Kerri......I agree....When all the world can flush....then and only then should we upgrade the potty.....LOL

    When I was a kid in Danmark we had an outhouse..right in front of the pig house and across from the Hen had to leave the house in the snow and walk across the stones and sit on a hole in the wood........

    The School house had a had to flush with a long metal cord..Even in 1975 they still had outhouses and straw roofs and grass was amazing.

    I remember the big deal when Bedstefar and Bedstemor upgraded and put in a bathroom....everyone was talking about it...There was a drain in the center of the room on the floor ....a toilet with a pull up knob from the back to flush.. and a shower head on a metal hose.

    That was it.....and it was fantastic. Til then everyone heated water on the wood burning stove and washed up in the kitchen.

    This was really uptown...

    In Kopenhavn (Copenhagen) my aunt Ingeborg lived in an apartment over the top of a few shops and 6 dwellings shared a mutual potty in the center of the apartments
    ..and it was considered a great thing to have the access.

    Can you imagine sharing a potty with people in your neighborhood?


  95. CTK Church Picnic........YIPPEEEE

    THis time of year is fun......

    MCFPICNIC..........not just CTK


    It is fun to see everyone in the same place...


  96. Kerri.....It would be very interesting to hear what your sermon was about this morning.

    sometimes when I ask out of town friends we discover that both our preachers were preaching about the same exact thing.

  97. Today Jackie preached about 4 attributes of a life that God blesses. 1. Foundation is Christ 2. Experiences of Faith 3. Right Motives 4. Action only in obedience.
    Every time she looked at me I felt like she was preaching to me. When I mentioned it to her, she said she felt like she was preaching to herself, so... It is really great to have your pastor as your mentor. Cuz later you can talk about how that message influenced you and what that may mean going forward.

    BTW - congrats to Rob & Steph. If I've figured it out right, they are Richy's twin & his wife. Yay, another Clark girl!!

    ~ Kerri

  98. yes, it's a clarkie girl...

    toilets... amen kerri

    in thailand - i was surprised at how they just don't seem to "get it" that the western style toilets are more sanitary and convenient. those "squatty potties" must be in every home and every establishment...and it's just "normal"

    oh here comes a "naytron" to our house

    maybe he can help cheer up a moody jpeg

    bye all!

  99. nice weather for a picknick

    and my ckn salat was beautiful!

    jess, the baby is beautiful... still so small!

    she was dressed like a fashion model!!!

    did you all make it through the day without any major problems???

    so glad to see you back again!!!

  100. ok notsomanypeopleinheretoday...


  101. FRIST!!!!!!


    Do you think that revelation from God is Otherwise Known As an epiphany or that epiphanies are from God.....or that epiphanies are what pre-Christians have?


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