Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Sorry I've been MIA. We've been REALLY trying to get the house ready to sell. I've been prepping, cleaning, and PAINTING! :)

Hoping to write more soon,
Need A Nap2

Friday, July 11, 2008


We appreciate Chick-Fil-A!! :) The kids and I went to Chick-Fil-A today, of course we dressed up like cows for some free food. We met a friend and her child (who were mildly dressed up). Last year we didn't see anyone dressed up but this year was a different story.

Here's one of my crew

Then here's the Chick-Fil-A cow

We used paper plates to draw cow faces on, then cut out ears and stapled them on. Two of my kids had paper grocery sacks to cover their torsos. The other two had white shirts with "spots" taped on them. Hubby was at work! :)

Yes, these pictures were taken AT Chick-Fil-A so we get extra points from Crystal at MoneySavingMom!! We saw several families that took white trash bags and added spots. One family (8 kids!) had white shirts with black skirts/pants and faces painted, they even had tails (one item I forgot completely). They were really cute.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What's going on?

Or for you Southerners - what's goin' on?

We've been busy at the Need A Nap household. We've had some birthdays (or coming up soon) so we'll change everyone's ages, ok? We now have a 7 year old, 5 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old. We're still homeschooling year-round. That way if "momma's" having a bad day we don't have to worry about skipping school today. :) We've purchased most of the curriculum we want to use this fall and I'm glad to have been able to get so much of it secondhand. I still need to get our schedule/routine under control. Our 3 year old can open the childproof door covers and the 1 year old is weaned so our schedule has been needing some changes!! :)

We're still trying to get our house ready to sell. It's been slow and tedious. I'm hoping to get some painting done this weekend (with a friend's help) so things will look a little better. We're trying to get a carport roof leak under control (the contractor wasn't successful and hubby's been using many tubes of roof caulk to take care of it, saves us $ to do it ourselves). I'm so thankful my husband is willing and able to get up on our roof. I usually don't mind heights (or things like rollercoasters) but being up on the roof made me very anxious and uncomfortable!

Hubby's birthday and our anniversary are coming up. I'm expecting both to be low-key events. We had a bigger celebration last year for our 10-year anniversary. And I gave hubby a surprise party for his 30th birthday a couple years ago. Any gift suggestions?

I'm hoping to do a little less blog reading and catch up on my Bible reading then maybe I'll be able to blog here a little more. We'll see! I did take the time to do 2 quizzes. I saw the first one at A Reforming Mom and both at Stray Thoughts.

This is a test for men or women on how they'd be as a 1930s spouse.


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!

I was surprised I scored so high!! I don't think I'm that good of a homemaker but I guess I might be doing better than I think (my husband always says I am).

This was a test on your book reader personality. (Take the quiz here.)
Your Personality: Serial Eclectic Reader!
Your responses show that you are both a serial reader and an eclectic reader, which indicates that you both read widely and frequently.

As a serial reader you're loyal to your favorite authors, but as an eclectic reader you're also open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre. That you manage to both keep up with your favorite authors and explore new writers indicates that you are likely to be what the research companies like to term a "heavy reader" - and a BookBrowse membership might be just what you've been looking for!
I thought this was very accurate for me. I do have a selection of favorite authors/series but am willing to read a book that sounds interesting or is highly recommended.