Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Alright, Bloggy Peeps, We've Got a LOT To Cover.

Well now. Hello there! I have been absent for oh, so long. My July bloggy break sort of turned into July, August, and part of September break. Sorry. There's been a little craziness going on.

But before I get into that, I'd like to publicly shout out to my dad, brother, and friend Marcie, who have been checking Ye Olde Blog religiously for a new post, only to see the previous post on their screen for 40 days straight. Y'all rock.

Now, unless I want to make this post the longest post ever, it's gonna be in list format. Because, HELLO, have we met? I love me a list.

A few things have happened in the world and the Davidson household since I last blogged. Here's a re-cap.

1. Farrah Faucet died then TOTALLY GOT TRUMPED when MJ died. I was sad that both of them died, but extra sad that Farrah's limelight was directed to MJ. Just plain ole sad.

2. Mary Emma had a BALL at camp. The first words out of her mouth when we picked her up were "Can I go again next summer?" So Spencer and I are currently drawing straws to decided which one of us is selling a kidney to not only get her there but to pay for our trip out there because we're too chicken to send our kid 10 hours away all by herself. Right now, she's enrolled in camp and our hotel is booked. Not promising anything after that. But I WILL say, that Kanakuk was life changing for her. She grew up a little. She accepted Christ. She was baptized in the lake by the camp director, Spencer, and my dad. It was amazing. Check into Kanakuk for your kids. If it's something you can do, you will NOT be disappointed.

3. School has started and for the first time in 8 1/2 years, I have a little bit of time to myself. Mary Emma is in 3rd Grade, Tait is in PK4 (she goes M,W,F), and Camille is in Mother's Day Out on W & F. Did you catch that? I have NO KIDS on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please pause now for a moment of silent prayer, thanking Him for a blessing that I didn't even realize I was so desperate for.

4. Some good friends have recently become GREAT friends. Safe friends. Hilarious, laughing friends. The best friends I've ever had. My Wild Women. And I Praise Him for your friendship and can't wait to hang with you again soon.

5. My hard drive on my computer crashed. CRASHED. I lost everything. The Apple peeps gave me my old hard drive to take to a Data Recovery place to see if anything (PICTURES) can be recovered off of it. So, this post will be lacking in pics, because they're gone. Hopefully not forever. I can't even talk about it without tearing up and breaking out in a cold sweat.

6. Spencer and I gave Mary Emma tickets to the Taylor Swift concert for her birthday back in May. The concert was Friday night. She took a friend and had a BLAST. Taylor Swift is absolutely amazing.

7. Speaking of Taylor Swift, I know you all have heard of the debacle that occurred with Kanye West at the VMA's a couple of days ago. Y'all. I felt like a Mama Lion protecting her cub. I cannot imagine how her mom and dad felt. I've met Taylor. She hugged my daughter and talked about boots and hair and bracelets and guitars. She made her feel like a rock star. She was poised, polite, gracious, and extremely humble. She puts on a great concert. I can let my girls listen to her music with NO CONCERN about questionable lyrics or content. Her mama and daddy have raised her RIGHT and should be (and are) very proud of her. I think that of all the people Kanye could target, he chose the one person that EVERYONE would defend. Even people like Pink, Joel Madden, Beyonce, & Katy Perry, who are as musically opposite as Taylor as humanly possible, came to her defense immediately. No one condoned Kanye's actions. As Katy Perry tweeted, it was like he stepped on a kitten. I hope he apologizes to HER. Not to her via Leno. She will be fine. She has been slapped hard, but will make a rebound like the class act that she is.

8. Mary Emma broke her arm. She fell off her scooter. She has a hot pink cast. I feel like I've now been initiated into the "official parent" club. She has to cheer for a football game tonight and it's supposed to rain, so we'll see if she can cheer with her arm wrapped in a trash bag.

9. I take Mary Emma today to the Orthodontist to begin the braces process. Guess whoever doesn't sell their kidney to pay for camp will get to sell their to pay for braces. And I totally thought that once kids got out of formula and diapers they got cheaper. HA.

10. Camille hasn't passed out at MDO yet. I've warned the teacher, though. I don't think it's too far out. She's getting more comfortable at school (read: fearless), so it's only a matter of time.....

11. Tait has come out of her shell. She's the "shy one." But she found her voice. And she is LOVING school and making new friends. Last year she pretty much kept to herself and wouldn't talk to or play with many kids. Now she's becoming the social butterfly at school that she is at home. And DANG if she isn't she sweetest thing on the earth.

I think we're all caught up now. Hope to blog more often that once every 3 months. Seriously.

So check back. Mkay?

Have a great day!

19 comments:

beckyjomama said...

I knew all this and it still made my day to read it all again ...

LOVE me some wild women ... and YOU are one of my faves.


And I love you so much that I am gonna over look the fact that you totally smoked over meeting two imaginary friends in the Detroit airport!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Fran said...

Did you even see Kanye on Leno last night?? He needs someone to help him speak. Ha!

Cheryl said...

Welcome back!!!!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

BETH MENTIONED YOU ON HER BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was awesome.


And yes, I too am thrilled you're back and meeting me in 4 weeks! =)

KK said...

I'll keep checking :)

Michelle V said...

Yep, you're famous now that Beth mentioned you on the LPM blog! :)

Blessings
Michelle

connorcolesmom said...

ok love all the news
And love you some ROBYN!!
Oh and when did Beth mention you on her blog - I am so confused - sigh
What's new right??
Love and miss you
Kim

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Who is Kanye anyway? He had some Jesus Walks song and suddenly he's supposed to be awesome. His face is gimped up if no one has noticed.

And that was nice of me wasn't it??

lol


I really just meant to say that I'm glad you are back...Are we still on Tuesday!!??

Emmy said...

Hi Robyn-

I loved reading all your "scoops" so fun!

How precious about the baptism in the camp lake! I have heard wonderful things about Kanakuk! Does your Dad help pastor there in the summer?

My 10 year old daughter about died when I showed her the pic of your daughter and Taylor Swift! Precious! That would be Mary Harbin's dream!!!!

Know you are appreciating those free days! You deserve it! Whoo Hoo! Enjoy! : )

Have a blessed day... loved reading your name on blog this am... then I posted right after you so I had to say hi! Hope to see you sometime!

Emmy : )

RR Mama said...

So glad you are back and survived everything!! I was saddened by Farrah and now I am even more saddened by Patrick Swazye. I also know about selling a kidney, my oldest has begun the ortho thing too. May have to sell my spleen, and a lung too!

Cathy Davis said...

WILD WOMEN!

So, with this little bit of extra time - how much free time do you have on Wed/Fri? I'm thinking lunch again??

Cathy Davis said...

WHAT??? Beth mentioned you on the blog? I must go check that out!

(my word verification is chests HA HA HA)

Anonymous said...

glad you're back on. Now if only i could get back to blogging, too... oh well. it's always fun to read your junk, so keep it coming! :)
what's this about beth? rock on with your bad self, girl.

*Mego

Queen B said...

So good to catch up! I know a place less than 2 hours from camp where you'd be welcome... :)

Pat said...

Robyn,
This was my first visit to your blog. It was so nice of you to "catch up" on the past 6 months just for me! (LOL) How fun to be Mommy to 3 girls. I only have one and can only imagine how amazing that would be!
Blessings OIM Wild Woman!
pat

Sheryl said...

Robyn,

So glad you are back! Loved your list...my kind of girlfriend!

Sheryl

Adam (the brother) said...

Whew! Now I can rest. And so much has hapened since the 15th!

prashant said...

I love you so much that I am gonna over look the fact that you totally smoked over meeting two imaginary friends in the Detroit airport!!!

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May have to sell my spleen, and a lung too!
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