Friday, April 25, 2008

Like slipping into a warm bath.

1. I had to log the boys off of Urban Chat to get on my blog. That's something I certainly wasn't having to deal with 5 months ago.

2. On the other side of the planet, there is a magazine called Luxe. It is "Texas' largest design + architecture magazine" and Briggs Freeman does a little insert on different people in Texas. They have graciously decided to feature my husband because they think he's about 1/2 as great as I do. So...last night they came into our chaotic home to both photograph our family and be used by the Lord as a mighty sanctifying tool in my life. They were obviously not here to photograph our home since each and every piece of furniture has been chewed on by dogs or is sticky from who knows what and I have a seriously horrendous yellow couch.

The very first thing I told Ray, the photographer, was that the upstairs was quarantined and that it would be a swift and violent death if he went upstairs and even worse if he took pictures. Downstairs was spotless but I could not for the life of me get my bed made yesterday. Ok, wait, let me rephrase that. Our downstairs was spotless until Fern decided to dig under the fence and roll in mud and then walk through the house about five minutes before the photographer arrived. Thanks, Fern.

It was supposed to be really natural kind of day-in-the-life stuff but I decided I should step out of the usual hot dogs and macaroni and cheese and find something else to cook. Oh, I kid. I've tried more recipes in the last five months than I have in my entire life - from broiled salmon to neck bones. The neck bones got rave reviews; the salmon was loved by 1/2 my family. I bet you can guess which 1/2. Even though I must say I've gotten pretty good at frying chicken, that was out because of the incredible mess and there is just something about raw chicken that I'm pretty sure doesn't translate well into print.

We had a house-full and it really was fun although not exactly like slipping into a warm bath. The kids were total hams for the camera and I'm excited to see how the pictures come out. I asked Ray if he could make Sadie's hair look like I had brushed it at least once in her lifetime and if my windows had enough dirt on them for his back-lighting. He responded that he wasn't looking for perfect hair, just personality and he could Photoshop more dirt in if he needed it.

He might be my new best friend.


MissHannah said...

Sweet friend...You have the best home. I can't wait to see the pictures in front of the yellow couch. No matter how they turn out there is no way anyone can photoshop in all the love that exists in that house.

You all are a beautiful reflection of our Lord's great grace.

Ellen said...

That's so cool about the magazine! Can't wait to see the pictures! (And I would totally eat your salmon!)

These Three Kings said...

how about that!! thats exciting.
I am sure everything will look great..thats real life..we dont want to see perfectionism..thats me the real stuff

hope you are have a thankful day!

Candy said...

It will be great to see how many new readers you get for your blog as Luxe is printing your blogsite!
Can't wait to see the pics and the article.

Abbie said...

How fun! I can't wait to see pictures!!

fully operational battle station said...

I love it. Can't wait to see the pics. your description is perfect though, I can only imagine... :)


Daisy Girl said...

Hey. I just wanted to let you know that I think you are very funny and I enjoy reading your blog! :)

emily said...

That is so great!! I can't wait to see the pictures. :)

Holli said...

WANT IT! WANT IT! Gotta read it(the article)! SO fun - I love family pictures better then any art you can hang and you might not have to eat fat for it!:)

Mrs. Troop said...

Hello there! Crazy Daisy sent me over to read and I'm glad she did. Great stuff. Real life with kids and dirt. I'm all about it!
I'll come back and read more later - in the meantime, congrats on the magazine article! You're brave!