Thursday, January 29, 2009

Busy Day; Magic Moment

"The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!"
Lord Byron
You know those days?
RACE home from work: Check
Pick kid up from school: Check
Race to Physical Therapy: Check
Do excercises quickly: Check
Run back out to car because you have to
RACE home,
Make dinnner,
Do homework,
Laundry,
Clean the kitchen,
Go to another Doctor....
Well, our afternoon was sailing right along.
I picked Kaish up from school.
No nice loving words,
I was way too busy being ANNOYED at the slow car in front of me.
Don't they know we have a zillion things to do tonight?
Race to Physical Therapy,
Race inside, Race thru the exercises.
Race, Race, Race.
Physical therapy is over and I run to the car,
Start it up-
and that's when I notice.
NO Kaish.
Where the heck could this kid be?
Doesn't he know how busy today is?
Apparently not.
I found him sliding around on the ice-
Pretending to be a seal.
He is such a blessing.
I just can't believe that out of all the kids in the whole wide world
Jesus gave me the very best one.
"Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice."
Nora Roberts

"Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C Clarke
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Eden Phillpotts


Do you have any tricks I can practice so this doesn't keep happening to me?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ABC Wednesday: Birthday Bash

















I can NOT believe they are 9!
Birthday Bash
Kaishon's and Sabria's 9th Birthday Party
Kidz Rule
Such a spectacularly fun time!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Easy Peasy Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake
Make yellow cake.
Mix Vanilla pudding packet and a container of Cool whip together.
Schlep it onto your cake : ).
Throw some strawberries in there.
Tada.
It looks like you worked hard.
You really didn't.
Perfect, right : ).

Monday, January 26, 2009

Naji's Joy!

Does this picture say Joy to you?
Naji at the park.
He was up on top of the monkey bars.
I love his little face-
with all my heart.
Do you have a joyful face to enter?
Do you want to smile today?
Go here.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Important Question!

A man found a magic genie who would grant him one wish.
The man said to the genie,
"I wish that I had a non-stop bridge from here to Hawaii."
The genie said,
"I’m sorry, but that's going to be very hard. Do you have another wish?"
The man answered,
"Of course! I want the power to understand all women."
The genie thought for a minute.
He replied, "How many platforms did you want on that bridge?"
A woman placed an ad in the classifieds: "Husband wanted."The next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."
Here is the Very Important Question I have for the week:

Who is harder to live with?

Men or Women?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My favorite thing

is tuck in time.
When Naji and Bria are here-
we really don't have a tuck in time.
We have a pillow throwing, bed jumping, 'We're not tired!'
attempt at tuck in time.
But when it's just us,
well, it's one of our most perfect moments of the day...
Unless of course, he is missing
his pillow throwing, bed jumping, 'We're not tired' pals.
He is such a blessing.
My perfect blessing!

That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.
They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old.
They patronize, they treat children as inferiors.
Well I won't do that.”
Walt Disney


A grownup is a child with layers on.
Woody Harrelson


step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.”
Sylvia Plath

We've had bad luck with children; they've all grown up
Christopher Morley
For most of us, dreams come true only after they do not matter,
Only in childhood do we ever have the chance
of making dreams come true when they mean everything.”
Author Unknown
Do you have any special night time tuck in routines?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ABC Wednesday: the Beginning

A is for
Awesome Adventures




ABC Wednesday is starting over!
Join : ). Pretty please.
Or how about joining Wordfull Wednesdays.
No letter restrictions there.
Just post a picture and talk away...
A day with Sienna, Mila, Naji and Kaish is a day like no other!
It was one of the coldest days of the winter when we took these pictures.
Naji and Kaish were playing in the creek.
Are they crazy or what?
Do you have a great park in your neighborhood that you love?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fruit Kabobs









This is what we took as Birthday treats to Kaishon's class.
Everyone loved them.
They are so easy!
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays has lots of GREAT recipe ideas.

An Interview with Diane Sawyer

Ok, not really : )

But Pumpkin Delight is practically Diane Sawyer!

Even Cooler.

WAY younger!

She is one of California's GREATEST teachers.

Along with Jason, Marey, and JLo!


Pumpkin did a GREAT interview a few days ago with Cortney.

Here is mine.

If you had an hour (or whatever) completely free to yourself, what would you do? Why?

I would read a good book! I love reading more than anything. Currently (as in today : ) I am reading Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen. Oh my gosh! It is so good. I don't want it to end.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? Why?

I wouldn't want to live anywhere else because I wouldn't want to be far from my parents and my sister and brother. My family means the world to me.
What is your biggest pet peeve? Why?
I don't like when people don't put money in their retirement plans. It makes me mad. Madder than a hornet. Is that a pet peeve? I am SO bad at questions about pet peeves.
What is your best quality? What is your worst vice?

My best quality? I am nice. I think being Kind is the most important way to live.

My worst vice? I yell and have freak outs. A lot.... Poor Gary and Kaish.
If you could do any other career what would you want to do?

My job is SO perfect, but if I had to get a new one, I think I would like something artistic and creative! An Activities Director at a Nursing Home would tickle me pink!

What is the ringtone on your cell phone right now?

The one that comes with the phone! I am WAY too cheap to pay money for one.

I think I am supposed to see if anyone wants to be interviewed by Katie Couric.
Or me.
Does anyone want to be interviewed by me?
Do you like 'about me' questions?

Pray for our new President and his family today.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Week # 2



Go check 'em out : ).
Isn't our neighbor Kara the cutest thing you ever saw?
I just love that kid to the moon!
My AWESOME friend, Ragan, was one of the winners last week!
I was so proud I screamed.
Why don't you enter so I can scream for you too?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

links, links, links


Oh my goodness, I thought this was so fun : ). I know LOTS of my blogging friends take great pictures. If you have any interest at all in picture taking, or if you have any great face pictures, why not think about entering tomorrow. Entry is from Monday to Wednesay.

ABC Wednesday
Another fun picture blog! I started in the middle last time. This week it starts again at the letter A. It is a really fun way to look at different pictures in different cultures and meet lots of great bloggers!

Bible Gateway
Daily Bible Reading plans. Verse look up. Nice and Simple.

I Couldn't Help Myself, I Just HAD to Say It
This girl is SO funny. Hilarious. I love her blog.

Miracle on the Hudson
Wasn't this fantastic. God is so good. Such a blessing!

Disney Hot Shot Business Game
Kaish discovered this game during the week and he LOVES it. He can't get enough. Fun and educational! Very cute. If you have kids, or work with kids, or have ever even seen a kid during your lifetime, you should check out this site : ).

I have some more links, but church is calling! Be blessed to day!

This is my favorite verse:
Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Do you have a favorite verse?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Things that go crash!

We just LOVE when Sabria and Naji are here!
Our hearts are filled with joy!
There is just one teeny tiny thing that makes me sad...
Do you remember this?
Well, I was kind of hoping that we would not have any of that this time.
I mean, after a while, cleaning glass and blood gets a little old.
But alas, less than one hour after entering the house,
this happened-


You better say a prayer for us : ).

We have a LONG weekend ahead!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Guess who's coming over today?

SABRIA & NAJI
We are so excited.
Sofia helped me bake a special Birthday cake for Bria : ).
Is she the best helper or what?
Quince called me yesterday!
He is plugging away at physical therapy.
He is walking a lot.
I am SO proud of him!
I told him that so many people are praying!
He is touched by your compassion!
What is your favorite kind of cake?


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Have a VERY happy weekend!