July 29, 2010

The Trouble With Teenagers...

Forever In Blue Jeans

I am joining Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans for her weekly challenge to get mom in the picture.  If you've not been in the picture this week, it's not too late!  Here's my four step plan to recovery.  1-Grab the camera 2- grab a kid 3- take a shot 4-post it!  You can't ask for easier than that.  I can't wait to see you in the picture.

The Trouble With Teenagers...  Is they are so easily influenced.

You are sitting in the rocker minding your own business and you happen to mention painting the living room and the next thing you know they're sitting on your piano...

And your house looks like this... 

And your kids look like this...
And even though you swore you would not help in anyway, you end up with a brush in your hand and your manicure is ruined.
And everyone is singing and laughing and having fun while getting the job done.

Before too long, you've forgotten your heart was ever heavy to begin with.  And it you ask me that's the trouble with teenagers. 

Until next week,


  1. {insert happy sigh here}
    If only everyone had the same troubles with teenagers as you do :)

    Love the color! ANd love how your family pulls together no matter what! true blessing indeed!!!

  2. I bet is was so much FUN! Love the color too :)

  3. Oh, I wish I could have been there to help! :> )

    You have WONDERFUL children, Kat! You are truly one blessed momma!


    P.S. Do they make house calls? :> )

  4. Pretty color. It is cool that the did most of the painting.

  5. Hey, Kat~

    Thanks for letting me know about the commenting problem on my homeschool blog. I think I fixed it! lol


  6. Hi there! I saw a link to your blog that said, "Pray for Chili Peppers" and I came over - but I can't see what it is I'm supposed to pray about. Hmmmm....

    Well, I am glad I found you because I love your blog! You and your family are beautiful and seem to have so much fun! I'm also a home schooling mom that loves to have a great time. :)

    I love the gold paint you put up. I'm getting ready to paint, but I haven't decided what color yet. Still thinking on that one!

    So nice to meet you.
    A new chum,

  7. You have some great Teenagers...looks like a fun project.

  8. i love the color..it seems u both had fun..:)

  9. Such a lovely and loving family! That;s the spirit of helping each other. The yellow color adds life to the white walls.

    Great pics and thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh your kids are really the best! And what a great color you chose! Looks fantastic! WAy to go kids... even if you are teenagers, LOL.

  11. wow! great job to your teenies! that is really so sweet and it looks like they did have so much fun too :)

  12. painting is messy but it is surely one way to have a whole lot of fun! ^^,

  13. Kat, you are truly blessed. And it says a lot about how you and Allen have raised those girls.

  14. Yeah, kids are a pain, aren't they?

  15. dear Teen~Troubles (NOT)

    that is what I love!!! They are so enthusiastic and spontaneous. My kids are like that too....and it usually begins before they are teens, but they are just way more able to actually pull it off when they are older like this.

    My teens make my heart sing

  16. Still can not believe you posted that picture of me! Oh, well, I'll forgive you this time:D