Saturday, February 28, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake



We had Strawberry Shortcake
for supper one night this week : ).
We are finding Spring at our house
even though it is evading us...
@ Life is Sweet.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Coffee


Do you drink this?
What is your favorite kind?
How do you like it?

Me?
Dunkin Donuts
Coconut flavor
Extra cream
Sugar

Oh, and I like 4 stirrers to sip from.
Yep. Very wierd. I know.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

F is for FRIENDS!

"Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting
that a new world is born."
Anais Nin
"Friendship is unnecessary,
like philosophy, like art...
It has no survival value;
rather is one of those things
that give value to survival."
C. S. Lewis
"Grief can take care of itself,
but to get the full value of joy
you must have somebody to divide it with."
Mark Twain

"Thus nature has no love for solitude,
and always leans, as it were, on some support;
and the sweetest support is found
in the most intimate friendship."
Cicero

"The best mirror is an old friend."
George Herbert
"The happiest moments my heart knows
are those in which it is pouring forth its affections
to a few esteemed characters."
Thomas Jefferson
I could NOT survive without mine!
Do you have a best friend you can count on for everything?
Mine would be Jen.
Gary's is Ben.
Kaish told me has 24 and he can't pick one favorite.
I love that kid!
Happy Wednesday one and all!
You can find lots of great links at
Check 'em out and make some new friends : ).

Monday, February 23, 2009

An Inspirational Story

Just Five More Minutes
Author Unknown
While at the park one day,
a woman sat down next to a man
on a bench near a playground.
“That’s my son over there,” she said,
pointing to a little boy in a red sweater
who was gliding down the slide.
“He’s a fine looking boy” the man said.
“That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”
Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter.
“What do you say we go, Melissa?”
Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad.
Please? Just five more minutes.”
The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike
to her heart’s content.
Minutes passed and the father stood
and called again to his daughter.
“Time to go now?”
Again Melissa pleaded,
“Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.”
The man smiled and said, “OK.”
“My, you certainly are a patient father,” the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said,
“Her older brother Tommy was killed
by a drunk driver last year
while he was riding his bike near here.
I never spent much time with Tommy
and now I’d give anything
for just five more minutes with him.
I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa.
She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike.
The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”
Life is all about making priorities.
What are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Black and White


Just LoVe this site to pieces-
This week is
Black & White
(So cool)
Click on the banner above to go to this weeks contest.
Do you like black and white pictures?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Shot of the week:

"Grandma always made you feel
she had been waiting to see just you
all day and now the day was complete."
Marcy DeMaree
My beautiful Mom
at her Birthday Party
with her DeLiGhTfUl
grandchildren.
"Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting."
Author Unknown
Life is Sweet hosts this
end-of-the-week
Picture Posting : ).
Super Fun!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What would you say?

What would you say
to your kid's 'play therapist'
after you hand her your $55 an hour payment
and she says-
"Kaishon is such a GREAT player.
We should be able to resolve his issues in
approximately 18-24 months."
Ummmmmmmmm, I was (and still am)
absolutely speechless...
It was that kind of day...
but, I did find out that I am
How nice is that?
Have you checked that blog out yet?
It's a must see : )!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eagerly awaiting for...



Easter Break!
We have had enough of this snow and cold!
Hurry up Spring : )!
are 2 fun ways to blog!
Check 'em out!
What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Perfect Mother

I googled 'the perfect mother' tonight

because tomorrow is my Mommy's Birthday-

and I wanted to find a nice way to celebrate her.

In 21 minutes My Mom will be a whole year older.

ehow has an article with 6 tips on how to be the perfect mother:

1. Understand your child is unique.
(She always did. She still does.)

2. Follow your instincts.
(She followed the Bible)


3. Be your own kind of Mom.
(Whatever this means, she did it : )

4. Acknowledge that being a mother is trial and error.
(This is one of my favorite things about my Mom.
She will always say "I am sorry. I messed up.
Will you forgive me?"
I think it takes a big person to do that.)

5. Treat this like a job.
(My Mom stayed home with me until I was in 5th
grade. I always knew that her favorite thing
in all the world was being my Mom.
She made me feel valuable
and special every single day.
I love that she raised us like that.)
6. Know when to step back.
(She let me make mistakes and she watched me grow.
She was always a safe place to land during my sad times.)
I've said it before.
And I am sure I will say it again.
If I can be just 1/10th of the Mom my Mom is...
Well, then, I know I will have done a great job.
She is perfect in every way.
I love her mightily.

What is one lesson your Mom taught you
that you can never forget?

Wonder

not a denial of reality;
wonder is an acknowledgment
of the power of the mind to transform.”
Christina Baldwin
Click on the I heart faces Banner
to see the other entries in the
I heart Faces contest this week.
You will be astounded.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cardboard Testimonies

Isn't God great?
I saw this at Fresh Fixin's.
I just had to share it here too.
I am SO thankful for God's love.
His grace! His patience. This made me cry.
What a blessing.

Awards Schmawards

This is the Award
that the ever so cool
Pumpkin Delight gave me.
Look closely?
It's interesting, right?
Baby Favorite
KMilty

Pumpkin Delight


It's always nice to rewarded.

I recently got 3 awards from 3 WAY COOL bloggers.

The thing I love about blogging-

is that I feel like I have a new set

of friends that encourage me on this journey.


"The true measure of a person
is how they treat someone
who can do them absolutely no good."
Ann Landers

P.S. Yes. I will indeed help you move a body... Pumpkin : )

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Picture of the Week

While I was perusing pictures
at the I Heart Faces contest last week
I came across a beautiful site called
This Mom said she is starting a
Favorite Photo of the Week thing-a-ma-jig
and no one was participating!
I would LOVE to participate : )
Here is my picture of the week.


The outfit that Kaish chose last night
to wear at the bounce place.
He is the just the funniest, coolest kid on the planet!
Happy Valentines Day!
Any special plans?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A very SPECIAL surprise

Last night was Bible Study so Kaish got to bed LATE.
Like almost 2-hours-later-than-normal late.
You can just imagine with me how delightful he is
the morning after...
(I assure you it is something you would never forget)
Needless to say, getting to school in happy spirits was difficult.
It was a chaotic day.
Tons of appointments, etc.
I brought him home from school and shortly after our arrival
Lo and Behold there is a catastrophe in the bathroom.
I am not sure of the exact details...
but somehow,
Chuck E. Cheese tokens ended up in the toliet.
Please imagine with me if you will,
after reaching into the toliet and pulling out some
highly valuable Chuck E. Cheese tokens
(because seriously, that's how glamorous my life is)
hearing these words
"Guess What, Mom?!?! My homework tonight
is to play this new recorder.
I get to play it EVERY night for 30 minutes.
It's the best homework ever"




It's so beautiful.
(if you like the sound of honking geese...
LOUD honking geese.)
Please let me know
if you would like to have your own private concert
with Kaish.
He is available for concerts
Monday thru friday from 3:30-6:30.
I will even let you pick him up from school
and do his homework with him.
'cause that's just how nice I am...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

the Nadya Suleman Family

Sienna wants 4 kids someday.
Mila wants 10 kids someday.
Kaishon wants 12 kids someday...
Picking a baby name is hard, right?
How in the world could you pick 8 names?
I feel upset with this woman:
How do you feel about it?
Here are some of the Worst Baby Names
Tiny Hooker
Fanny Large
Wanna Towell
Monday Monday
Holly Wood
Quince Update
He is at home and a physical therapist comes to work with him for 4 hours every day of the week. He still has no feeling in his side. He is talking better each week. He continues to be discouraged about the stroke. He feels sad and hopeless most days. Please keep him in your prayers if possible! Thanks!
What is the craziest name you have ever heard?
What is your perfect number of children?
I would like to have 3.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

D is for Dooney & Bourke

I went to a fake purse party this weekend.
I asked some of my blogging friends what I should get.

This is what I wanted:
Leather Giraffe Chiara Bag
$450 if real (but just $88 if fake)

This is what I got:

Leather Giraffe Slim Wristlet
$75 if real (but just $18 if fake)

I like to have real pictures in my post, so here is a picture of a random girl who is a member of Dooney & Bourke Lovers Anonymous on facebook.

Wordful Wednesday is fun too! If you haven't been here before, please tell me your FAVORITE kind of purse. I am curious.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A story to make you cry...

Being A Mother...
After 17 years of marriage,
my wife wanted me to take another woman
out to dinner and a movie.
She said, 'I love you,
but I know this other woman loves you
and would love to spend some time with you.'
The other woman
that my wife wanted me to visit
was my Mother,

who has been alone for 20 years,
but the demands of my work
and my two boys
had made it possible to visit her only occasionally
That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.
'What's wrong, aren't you well,' she asked?
My mother is the type of woman who suspects
that a late night call
or a surprise invitation is a sign
of bad news
'I thought it would be pleasant
to spend sometime with you,' I responded.
'Just the two of us.'
She thought about it for a moment,
and then said, 'I would like that very much.'
That Friday after work,
as I drove over to pick her up,
I was a bit nervous.
When I arrived at her house,
I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
about our date.
She waited in the door.
She had curled her hair
and was wearing the dress
that she had worn to celebrate
her last birthday.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.
'I told my friends that I was going
to go out with my son,
and they were impressed,' she said,
'They can't wait to hear about our date'.
We went to a restaurant that,
although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.
My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady
After we sat down, I had to read the menu.
Her eyes could only read large print.
Half way through the entries,
I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.
A nostalgic smile was on her lips
'It was I who used to have to read the menu
when you were small,' she said.
'Then it's time that you relax
and let me return the favor,' I responded.
During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation
nothing extraordinary but catching up
on recent events of each other's life.
We talked so much that we missed the movie.
As we arrived at her house later, she said,
'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.'
I agreed.
'How was your dinner date?'
asked my wife when I got home.
'Very nice. Much more so
than I could have imagined,' I answered.
A few days later, my mother died
of a massive heart attack.
It happened so suddenly that I didn't
have a chance to do anything for her.
Some time later, I received an envelope
with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
mother and I had dined.
An attached note said:
'I paid this bill in advance.
I wasn't sure that Icould be there;
but nevertheless, I paid for two plates -
one for you and the other for your wife.
You will never know what that night meant for me.
I love you, son.'
At that moment, I understood the importance
of saying in time: 'I LOVE YOU'
Nothing in life is more important than your family.
Give them the time they deserve,
because these things cannot
be put off till 'some other time.'

Silly Ben



I heart faces is such a fun thing!

This weeks theme is silly.

Check out the other great entries

by clicking here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

the Wizard of Oz

Kaish and I went on a fun adventure last night.
We went to see The Wizard of Oz.

(L. Frank Baun version)

It was so good!


I think it was the best play I ever saw.

And believe me, I have seen some great plays.

BBC's drama department was fantastic.

If you live near here at all,

Try to go next weekend.

You will not be disappointed!

Have you ever been in a play?

Do tell!

Kaish on the set. Isn't he the cutest?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Prada Lambskin Fairy Bag

How do you feel about them?
I see them all over the place in Philadelphia.
In front of Temple University and
the University of Penn.
South Street.
Everywhere.
I have 2.
A fake Coach bag
Gary got it for me at a flea market
a long time ago when we were dating.
I have used it every day since.
It's the best work bag ever : ).
I also have a fake black alligator skin Hermes bag.
Jen likes to make fun of me because
I always tell people the purse is fake.
She says I do NOT need to inform people of this
as it is a $60,000 bag
and there is NO possible way anyone thinks it is real...
Anyway, I kind of LOVE this
Prada Lambskin Fairy Bag
If it is at the Purse party I am going to tomorrow
I might just have to get it!
What do you think?