Friday, December 28, 2007

The Tree

I am so sad that we have to take down the tree soon. We actually cut down our own tree this year. Okay, so I just watched while David cut it down and carried it and tied it on top of the van. Here is a picture that just doesn't do it justice.

My Freshly Painted Cabinets

Look at my lovely cabinets. I have only wanted to paint them for 4 years and I finally did it. Now, if I could only get motivated to paint the rest of the kitchen....

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Back Online

I am finally back online after 5 long months without internet access at home. I hope that you haven't given up on my blog- I will be back soon. In the meantime- here is a photo update.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Quote Of The Day

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.- Albert Einstein, physicist

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wild Thing

David wanted to style Wil's hair a couuple of Sunday's ago for Worship Service. It grew on me after awhile. It definetly fits his spunky personality.


Kelly with his team trophy


Kelly shaking coach's hand after the big game.

Friday, June 8, 2007

He Hit a Homerun!

Last night was the last game of the season, and my 8 year-old son hit a homerun! It was amazing. The great thing is- I prayed that he would get a good hit after he swung the first time and missed. Then, he had his best hit yet. I am so proud of my baby. (I will post an "after the game" picture this weekend).

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Confession and Repentance

So, I have a confession to make. Today I found myself wanting to be anywhere but right where God has placed me. Two out of four of my beautiful children where whining- a third was throwing a tantrum because I was torturing him with a visit to the playground. Then, the fourth (we are using numbers for anonymity here) began to tear up over not having what he wanted exactly when he wanted it. I found my self back home with the little guy still having a fit. I put him down for a nap and the I started to cry. But what am I telling God when I am upset over the very thing He has placed before me? I was basically telling him that what he has planned isn't good enough. So, here I am at the repentence part of the story. I am so sorry for not loving my babies. I want to start the whole thing over. How many opportunities did I miss this afternoon to show them love?

Quote for The Day

You can do no great things, just small things with great love. Mother Theresa

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

What We Do On Sundays

Today I made Chicken Marsalas (or as I call it, Chicken Winton Marsalis) for Sunday Dinner. It was fun to try a new dish on Sunday for a change. I usually reserve experiments for Weekdays. David and I ate until we could eat no more and the kids enjoyed some ginger ale and pop (or coke, as they say hear in the south). I look foward to making Winton for dinner again very soon, as David has always been a big fan (of the chicken and the trumpet) .

Friday, May 18, 2007

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

My 5 yo son asked to play one of his favorite games (I loved this game when I was a little girl). However, we have to be flexible with the rules when you play with my 2 yo son. "What rules?," I say, "I didn't know Hungry Hippos had any rules. Don't you just smack the button until the Hippos are all satisfied?" If you look closely at the photo, my 2 yo is opening the hippo's mouth and shoving the marbles in. Notice also that his Hippo has the most marbles.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How to Poor Pancake Syrup 101

Okay, this is a class I need to take next fall. Yesterday morning I attempted to poor hot just then homemade syrup from a resteraunt style pourer when the metal handle thingy popped right off. Thankfully, the glass bottom only fell on a plate, so ther wasn't any broken glass involved in the chaos that was(is) my kitchen. However, syrup landed everywhere- the countertop, my hair, my clothes, but mostly all over the floor. Wait-it gets better. Then my 2 yo son runs in, fully clothed. He slips in the mess, lands on his rear and looks at me with a quiet fear. His face had a "she's gonna snap if I scream so I better not make a peep" expression. So, I spent all morning cleaning syrup off of everything. Wow is that stuff sticky. Maybe I should just "stick" with the secure-lidded,plastic-bottled, store-bought variety of the pancake syrup.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Quote For The Day

"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such." -Henry Miller

What Can I Say

So, I finally entered this decade and created my very own blog. It will be filled with half thought-out musings sporadically typed-out inbetween loving my babies and keeping my household in-check. Case-in-point: I gotta go, my 2 yo is trying to breack down a bedroom door with his chubby little fist.