Thursday, April 30, 2009

A little trip

Scott and I are hitting the road for a little weekend get away. Just us. No kids. Nice I know. I will try to get back to normal blogging next week. Its been a little crazy with life around here. I hope you all have a great weekend....don't forget to watch the Derby Saturday. We have our picks.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday



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For Today...April 27th

Outside my window....the sun is coming up....and its warm. I can see people leaving for work and school. My veggie and herb gardens were completed this weekend and they look great.

I am thinking....that it is a new week. And I have several things to get done.

From the learning rooms..we have been talking about different veggies in our garden and their colors.

I am thankful for....friends.

From the kitchen... Spaghetti Pie, Tuna casserole, Caramel coffee, Chicken Casserole, and some kind of cookies.

I am wearing...blue pajamas

I am reading... Esther. And it is great!

I am hoping...for a quiet week.

I am creating...a happy home.

I am hearing...the birds chirping.

I'am thankful for...laughter.

I'am going....to take Miller to school.....and to run some errands.

Around the house... watering the veggie garden, laundry, dusting the whole house, mopping the hardwood floors, and vacuuming.

One of my favorite things... coffee on the front porch.

A few plans for the rest of the week...gymnastics, cheer meeting, nail appointment, lunch with a friend, bible study, and the grocery.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..our vegetables from last summer....looking forward to a bigger garden this year adding some new things...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Keepin up

It's been over a week. I feel better. Alot is going on. As most of you know our dear friend Brad past away last Friday. The services are this weekend. Old Friends will make their way into town today and tomorrow and pay respect to a wonderful guy....a guy who loved his family and loved life. Thank you all for the prayers....the family will need them.

Our lives have been so busy this month I just cannot believe April is almost over. Our cabinets are being painted...in the kitchen and will be finished tomorrow. I will post pictures next week. A long process. But the results were worth it.
Miller and I have been outside quite a bit with the great weather. He has been trying to come out of naps but is sleeping right now....I have been trying to spring clean...trying with a 3 year old not napping has been challenging.

Our Spring break was great...short but great..I have been making plans for Disney in October and love every minute of it.

I'm ready for next week so I can take on some new projects around the house. I'm wanting to paint a piece of furniture in the living room and antique it. So....wish me luck.

I'm sitting at the dining room table as I type this with a glass of lemonade listening to the birds chirp. Life is really good. We all have minor things going on....if you and your family are healthy then you dont have much to complain about. The journey we are on can end any moment. Savor it....look around you at all of your blessings. Smile.....

Tonight I'm going wine tasting with a good friend....we always enjoy this. She and I are new friends learning about each other. One thing we both love is wine....

I hope each of you are having a nice week with great temps....this weekend we will be attending the funeral....and spending some time with old friends....Madison has a friend staying the night Friday night and working in the veggie garden sometime.

Enjoy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A life never forgotten


We lost our friend Brad last night to cancer. He leaves behind his sweet wife Lisa and daughter Addie. Please be in prayer for this family. Our hearts are broken.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A much needed break


I'm taking a blogging break. I'm not feeling well and the house work is falling under. I find myself on the computer alot and bloglines are way into 400's....which is so overwhelming. I'm just gonna take a couple of days off to rejuvenate myself and start over. Please come back and see me later....until then...enjoy life.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Monday's



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For Today...April 13th

Outside my window....it has rained all night...storms are coming today as well. Spring showers are finally here.

I am thinking....of my time alone this morning.....ahhhh.

From the learning rooms..Miller loves birds...so I thought this week we would talk about red and blue birds and what they eat.... and the letter B.

I am thankful for....long talks with friends.

From the kitchen... chicken pot pie, fresh granola, taco casserole, burgers on the grill, strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream

I am wearing...pajamas

I am reading... Esther. And it is great!

I am hoping... a friend reaches out.

I am creating...a surprise for a dear dear friend...hope she is not reading this.

I am hearing...the dryer.

I'am thankful for...my mom. She is always there...in good and bad.

I'am going....to take Miller to school.....and to run some errands.

Around the house... Laundry, and back to reality...last week was Spring Break so not much got done.....beds need stripping, and floors need mopping.

One of my favorite things... room service....with Madison. She loves it. And what she loves is my favorite things....

A few plans for the rest of the week...Reality. gymnastics, cheerleading measurements, lunch with alot of friends, my cabinets are almost done being painted, church, MOPS, dinner with a dear friend....her 30th actually, and a tea party.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you.. Madison and Miller at the The Magic House this past weekend in St Louis, Mo.......we were in the construction Zone area.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Monday's



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For Today...April 6th

Outside my window....clouds and cold rain drizzle. We are expected to get snow today. Yes you heard me right. I love winter....but I'm ready to move on.

I am thinking.....of our trips we have planned this week.

From the learning rooms...It's Spring Break. Nothing.

I am thankful for....Madison made the schools cheer squad. After a long week of practices and memorizing dances and cheers.....the wait was over Saturday morning when they posted her number.....such relief.. such thankfulness......we are so proud of her. She is an official 7th grade cheerleader now.

From the kitchen... chocolate chip cookies, Cheese Mannicotti, Chicken Salad, Chicken Roll Upss with green beans and potatoes....

I am wearing...pajamas

I am reading... Esther. And it is great!

I am hoping...we have a successful trip with mom. We are going to do some genealogy tomorrow and Wednesday in Tn.

I am creating...an Easter menu with mom...still.

I am hearing...the wine fridge hum. Everyone is still sleeping.

I'am thankful for...God's promises.

I'am going....with Madison to the mall. Last minute Easter Basket items.

Around the house... Laundry, and having my cabinets in the kitchen painted this week.

One of my favorite things... little trips.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Errands today, a little trip with mom Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday is my bible study and dinner to a friend, Friday another trip planned with great friends to St Louis, the zoo and some museums....Scott is off this week............

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..Miller at our easter egg hunt at church....he is icing a sugar cookie.

Friday, April 03, 2009

TGIF!!!!


For more Favorite things....go on over to Suzanne's place. She hosts this every Friday and I just love it!

1. Miller's first Party at School. They hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and party. He did so well....and had so much fun. It was nice to see him in the classroom with his friends.

2. Southern Living Spring Magazines. I love all of their ideas and pictures. I finally sat down this week and read it.

3. My new white capri jogging suit. It is so comfy to wear.

4. Our Swing in the front yard. We love to sit in it under the tree. People will drive or walk by the house and wave.

5. Chimichangas. I love them. Alot. Throw in a Margaritas and its true love.

I hope you all have a great weekend. We dont have alot planned.....shocking I know. Spring Break begins....so we have some trips planned. We have friends coming for dinner tomorrow night so I need to clean the house...that is about it. Talk to you all on Monday.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Yesterday


What a long day yesterday! Sit down and grab some coffee. Let's talk. My day began with running late getting ready for my nail appointment. Getting Miller to cooperate in the morning is almost impossible. He likes to awake and take his time getting ready....this means eating breakfast in the living room while watching Franklin. We left the house late. I dropped Miller off at momma's and took off. After my nail appointment....I ran a few errands.
Today was going to be such a busy and long day. See at 11am yesterday me and my friend Fran were meeting to go see an old friend who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. (about 3 yrs ago). He has less than 2 weeks to live. I had such tightness in my stomach as we got closer to the house.
When we walked in his wife and mother hugged us...which made me feel better. We talked a few minutes and went into the main living room to see him.
I wont go into detail on what went on....this is private to us. But I will tell you they made me and Fran feel very comfortable. Their grace at this time for any company was just beautiful. we talked with our friend and he smiled and laughed a little. I took some old photos for the family to have and he looked at them for awhile.
As we left that morning....we both had some closure to this. We both feel so awful for his mother and his wife. Life can be so unfair at times. He has a daughter. Why? Why would this happen.

So Fran and I went to eat lunch and talk. We talked about the past. We talked about the present. Seeing her is always so good. We laughed and we enjoyed each other. Old friends are nice. Nice to remember and nice to see.

Later that afternoon..another friend of mine had a baby so I headed to the hospital to see her and the new baby..(who I held and loved on).
In one day I told one friend goodbye...watching him leave this life that he once loved so much. While I welcomed a new life into the world. What are the odds? As I left the hospital I felt so blessed to have had both in my day. I felt happy and sad all in one. It was a good feeling.
Life isnt all what we expect it to be. And we wont always be happy...we will have sadness and disappointments...but I truly believe that is what makes us who we are.

I then went and picked up Miller and went home. We played in the yard until the sun went down. I think I learned yesterday that you never know when life can be taken away from you..so you need to embrace it. And you need to be happy. And you need to love....love with all your heart.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Old Friends


I'm going to see an old friend today. He is 34 years old, married with a 5 year old little girl. He has 2 weeks left to live. Brain Tumor.
Sometimes life doesn't seem very fair.