Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Funny Tanner

If you have spent time with my family you know that we love to laugh. God must have understood our love for laughter when he gave us Tanner. Both of our children are funny, but Tanner is known for his sayings. We call this "Classic Tanner". Here are just a few from this past week. My family loves to watch American Idol. This year there is a certain artist who is known to be gay. This is a confusing topic for Tanner right now. It is sad to me that he has to know what that is, but these days it cannot be kept quiet. Anyway, while this guy was singing his slow ballad and staring into the audience Tanner spoke up and said "I bet he is looking at that guy out there and thinking ' Mmmm, he looks like he taste good. I think I want to kiss him.'" I could not contain my laughter. Tanner thinks that guy who wants to marry a guy is crazy and that is just fine with me. On Sunday, we were enjoying the sunny afternoon when Tanner proudly announced to me and my friend Cassie that he could speak 2 words in Deaf! He proceed to show us how to say "great" in deaf and "awesome in deaf. As I said before this is "Classic Tanner" as is the outfit that he is wearing in this picture. He is "catching" this fish pillow.
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Another Glimpse

I got another one of God's glimpses on Sunday. We went and visited a church that is fairly new in the area. We have been there once before and thought that we would visit again. Taylor thought that she would go to regular worship instead of the Children's worship with her brother. A true sign of her maturity. I sat next to her as she sang praise songs from her heart and watched as she flipped through her bible trying to keep up with the Minister. It almost brought a tear to my eye as I realized that she is now in a search for her own faith. Not just what Jonathan and I tell her we believe or what she has heard from others, but what she finds for herself. Taylor has always had a spiritual understanding beyond her years and I cannot wait to see what amazing things she will do for God!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A whole new problem

Wow, today my life has completely changed. As you all know I don't like my wife to buy anything and now today she has found a thrift store online.......I sure wish I had something I didn't need today,,,,, oh well,..maybe, problem solved.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

A Whole New World

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a true bargin shopper. I never pay full price for anything, except at Walmart. I am infamous for stopping at random thrift stores and coming up the different trinkets. My friend often teases me because I am so proud of my "discoveries" that I tell everyone how much I paid for it. I think that today my life my have changed forever. I discovered an online thrift store. Now I can dig for treasures from the comfort of my swivel chair behind my desk! I am off to see what I can find.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

LuLu at Six Weeks

Since we have officially added LuLu to our family I thought that I would start blogger her separately. I have been having so much fun taking pictures of her!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

And Now Introducing....

The newest addition to the Kughn clan is now officially named. After much deliberation her name is LuLu. Jonathan of course was set on something funny. The mother dog, which we were given at 2 years of age, is named Dixie. Jonathan thought that we should name the new puppy "Emancipation Proclamation". As funny as it is, it would get old after about twice of have to call her name. The joke was made that we should name her "Normas". This does sound funny when you call the dogs names together, but we would be the house that children would not be allowed to visit. So here are a few pictures of our "LuLu".

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Little Glimpses

I often say that God gives you little glimpses that you are doing a good job as a parent. I'm my 10 years of parenting I have had a few of these glimpses and I got another one yesterday.

Unbeknown to me my children's school was having a book fair this week. On Wednesday my son comes home with a tornado in a bottle. He was so excited to show me how it works. I asked him where he got it and he said that he had bought it at the book fair. Of course my next question was where did you get the money to buy it. He told me that he had taken his own money and had bought a book and the tornado. This was a delight in itself. He didn't come to me asking for money, he was acting mature and decided to use his own. I didn't really think anything about it until yesterday.

One of our neighbors was over visiting our puppies and was telling us that she had been working at the book fair. She was telling us how impressed with Tanner she was. She said that there was this little boy at the book fair that was really wanting this book. He had been stand there for 20 minutes starting at it I guess hoping that the price would magically drop. Tanner came up and paid for his things and found out that the boy needed a dollar to buy his book that he really wanted. So Tanner gave him a dollar. Not a dollar that he had taken from me or his dad, but his own dollar.

Tanner later told us that he gave away the book that he bought to another kids. I am so glad that he is such a giving child. And I am always thank for the little glimpses!
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