Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Big weekend ahead -
- Ana's graduating from 8th grade on Wednesday, June 2nd and due to travel schedules, we're having her party this weekend. Making some goodies for that with my nephew (who likes to cook)...
- My niece and nephew are getting ready to spend a month in Arizona with their Grandma and it's my (self-appointed) job to make sure they have enough to read. Taking my nephew to The Frugal Muse today to get him some reading material ..... all my hardwork shoving books in his face since he was a baby has paid off and he's a "reader"! Yeah! His hardwork helping get ready for his cousins party will payoff with some summer reading - I'll let you know what he chooses!
- I've got some much needed time off to recharge my batteries - the "work battery" (Memorial Day Weekend) and the "mom battery" since the kids will spend some much needed time with their globe-trotting father this weekend.
- I've had the itch to paper scrap this week....I'll share some stuff soon. I have a book I've been working on for Ana about Real Beauty, that she will get later this week.....
- Also, have a digital scrapbook Summer book in the works using some of the fun papers and elements creating by the awesome Jen C Designs, which I will get to share this weekend, too.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Big Fish
by Matthew Erickson
Once there was a bear that was really good at catching fish. One day, it saw a really big fish. But something else was trying to catch it. It was an alligator.
And the bear went up to the alligator to ask, "Want me to help you catch that big fish?" And the alligator said, "Yes. So the bear told the alligator all his way of catching fish: using a fishing pole, using a fishing net, and using a trap.
Then, they got the fishing net. But the bear had it for a long time, so it had a hole in it. And when the fish came, it just went through it.
Next, they used the trap and the trap was to get some logs and put them behind and in front of the fish, then jump in the water. So they did and they caught it.
But they had to decide who would eat the fish. And they decided they would both have a half. So, they split the fish and ate it. And that's how the alligator and the bear worked together to catch the Big Fish.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
New Glee tonight....liked, no LOVED last week. Found this on Etsy and had to buy it...
Yes, it would.
This guy has all kinds of buttons over there....Ana and I have had fun sharing and wearing them...
This one is so me too....
I'd love to show you more, but why not check them out for yourself.....
Happy new Glee tonight!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Family....here are some of the pictures from Ana's Confirmation and Matt's Communion...naturally, I took a zillion more...here are the highlights...
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Jen C has a fresh new kit available Monday, May 10th - it really got me in the mood for summer....think I might plant strawberries this year. Do rabbits like strawberries? I can't plant anything that might turn into rabbit food -- 2 years ago, I spent BIG bucks on my garden only to realize 2 weeks later that all I really did was provide an expensive buffet for the rabbits in my neighborhood! Nothing grew back - I was NOT happy. I've learned my lesson and I plant a border of marigolds around everything now!
And a couple layouts using this kit....
Hope your Mother's Day was everything you hoped it would be. Thanks to my kids for treating me like a queen!
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
To all of my bloggy moms - Happy Mother's Day - there is nothing harder or more rewarding.
From simply.scraps, available at The DigiChick
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable
This has been a favorite of mine for a long time. A college friend introduced me to Gibran, but it wasn't until my daughter was born did I understand this section. When she was a baby, I would listen to Sweet Honey In the Rock sing their version of this poem, and even as I write it, I can hear it in my head. You can listen to it here: Of Children
Ana as Hello Kitty and Matt with his Diary of a Wimpy Kid shirt