Friday, March 21, 2014

five on friday

First off, if you didn't read yesterday's post, go ahead and check that out. It's a pretty big deal! We're so thankful for all the support and prayers during this transitional time.

Now, let's get down to business.

baby babbles

Reuben's getting to the age where he's babbling all.of.the.time. Most of it is intelligible, but I'm also starting to understand pieces here and there. This week, he's started saying outside... but in baby language, it's "ow dah!". The kid is obsessed with the chickens at my parents farm and ALWAYS wants "ow dah".

Muppets Most Wanted

The Muppets Movie from 2011 is one of our family's favorite movies. It's incredibly clever with some really catchy music. Knowing that we'll be 3 hours apart in a month, Clint and I are trying to squeeze in as much quality time together as possible so we decided to go on a last minute date after Reuben's bedtime tonight and Muppets Most Wanted seemed like the perfect idea.

I have to be honest, I was a wee bit disappointed. It was funny...ish. I didn't love the storyline and the songs weren't nearly as catchy. It was cute and I don't regret seeing it, but it definitely lived up to the general rule of sequels not being as good as the original.

bathtub woes

Our house was a foreclosure and it's come with plenty of issues, one of which is our bathtub. There have been these stains that I absolutely cannot get out. I found a concoction of vinegar, borax, and dawn dish soap on pinterest that I was convinced would work. So much so, that I even took before pictures to put on here before the after photos I'd get. Here's one:

Here's after:

Ok, so that's the same picture, but seriously. NOTHING CHANGED. UGH. So now we're thinking we're going to have to just get the bathtub refinished. I've tried everything I can think of and none of it is working. That being said, has anybody ever gotten a new bathtub liner? Looking for some hope, here.

teething tongue

Reuben's got some molars breaking through his gums and he's decided sticking his tongue out makes him feel better. It's out 99.9% of the day and it's so dang adorable.

Oh, please excuse the massive pile of clothes in the background. Our friends gave us three boys worth of handmedowns so I was in the process of organizing them. Our house isn't always that messy ;-)

the first of the lasts

Wednesday was Clint's last regular Wednesday night in the student ministry and the night they told all the students we were leaving. It was definitely bittersweet and there were plenty of tears from the both of us. It's really surreal that we're actually leaving and that was the first thing that made it sort of start sinking in. I'm just so proud of Clint and how God's used him in the student ministry. I'm excited to see what's next, but it'll be hard to leave this behind.

Happy weekend, y'all! Hope you have some fun plans!


  1. That tongue hanging out is adorable! Our home was a foreclosure as well and the tubs and shower were pretty bad too...I spent about 4 hours cleaning the master shower using a concoction of chemicals that probably should have done me some harm but thankfully didn't. I don't remember exactly what I used but pretty much every cleaner that you could think of. I don't know that ours were stained, though, not like yours it seems. I hope you find a solution!

    1. I think we're just going to get a liner. There are these weird spots that look like they've been scratched with a knife or something and it's cracking in the corners. I have no idea what this tub has gone through! Haha

  2. Found you via the link-up . . . your blog name is so clever! :) and it looks like you've got a cutie!! Why will you and your husband be apart in a month?

    1. Thanks, Ashley! We're moving to Knoxville! I'm staying in Nashville until our house sells and then heading over with our son. Hopefully it's a quick transition! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hello from the link up! Your little guy is a cutie!! The Muppets Movie is one of our family faves too and we're so looking forward to seeing Most Wanted. Glad even though it didn't quite live up to the last muppet flick it was still funny-ish ;) May God be glorified in and through you and your hubby as you move into this new season <3 Have a fabulous weekend! xo

    1. Thanks so much, Brenda! I watched The Muppets in the disney channel last night and it's definitely better than the second, but really it'd be hard to beat it! Haha Glad you stopped by!


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