Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kids Rock!

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.
~Stacia Tauscher

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance.
~Franklin P. Jones

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~John W. Whitehead
If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. ~Pearl S. Buck

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.
What! Is it nothing to be happy?
Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?
Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad AliOur genes make us immortal. ~The Secret of Life

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.
~Walt Streightiff

Kids Rock.
They make life SO much more exciting.
They make you smile more often.
They fill your world with love.
Who are your favorite kids to hang out with?
You can find lots more K's
at ABC Wednesay.
And you can find some interesting ideas
at Wordful Wednesday!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Boo Hoo Hoo

"I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
Duke Wellington

Nothing witty to say today. Enter your pouting pictures here : (.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Marriage Advice

What are you putting off right now?

I have some Marriage advice.
Some really, really GREAT marriage advice.
I wish someone would have shared this with me-
when I got married
exactly 1 year, 8 months, and 26 days ago...


Here is my story.
My sad, sad story!
Kaish and I were buying furniture for our new house.
We go to a store and start buying.
Sofa and chairs. Check.
Kitchen table and chairs. Check.
Kaishon's bed and dresser. Check.
And that is when the problem occured.
There were tons of PRETTY beds.
I found the MOST perfect one in the store.

Super, duper happy was I : )

The salesman said "Do you want this size? Queen?"
I looked at it and it looked HUGE.
Like humungous. Like WAY huger than my twin bed.
It looked perfect.
Of course I said "Yes. Queen would be perfect, thanks."

I am sad to report,
1 year, 8 months and 26 days later,
that Queen size is NOT perfect.
It is not wonderful.
It is not OK at all.

Gary, my AMAZING husband,
of 1 year, 8 months and 26 days,
says I hog the bed.
This is RIDICULOUS in every way.
He is the bed hog.
I want more room.
I need more room.

I wish someone would have told me
that boys are bed hogs.
They say it is us...
but that is a lie!
I am starting a fund for a new bed.
A new BIG spacious bed.
I just can't take one more WHINE about bed hogging.

What size do you have?
Do you hear about bed hogging all the time too?
It's crazy, I tell you.
Simply CRAZY!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

J is for -

John Travolta & his family.
I have been praying for his family
since their son died.
Such a tragedy.
This is my brother Johnny and his wife Joanna.
2 J's are better than one.
I won't mention the baby since her name is J free. My Daddy, John and my Mommy, Jandy.
I mean Sandy : )
And last of all....
A scooter John.
So why do they call toliets John's anyway?
I always wondered.

ABC Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday

are tons of fun!

Check 'em out : ).

Make some new friends.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

one bad thing about Spring-


I found this picture here.

They say that they are Comfortable, cool, anti-microbial, slip-resistant,
they have ergonomic italian styling …

I don't care.
I think they are SO ugly.
So ugly I want to scream.
And, I am telling you this,
because it's the beginning of Spring.
They are going to be out in full force now.
UGLY, ugly, UGLY shoes...
So, if you want to know why I am in
a positively GrUmPy mood today-
It's because I think these are
the absolute worst shoes on the planet!
How do you feel about them?
I know I have some issues
if ugly shoes make me grumpy!
Don't tell anyone.
About my issues-
not about the ugly Crocs.
You can tell anyone you want that
I hate them : ).

And if they are your favorite shoes in all the world...

Don't worry. I will still adore you.

I just hate your shoes : ).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

a long, long time ago

my flash broke on my camera.
This is one of the pictures I took without flash.
Kaish sans hair : )

He will be getting his hair cut soon.

He likes a permanent hat in the winter.
I don't mind it long.
I think it's cute.
My parents think it is horrific.
My friend Jen thinks it's cRaZy
Oh well, he is my kid.

It's NO FLASH week at
I Heart Faces this week.
You should enter a picture-
if you are so inclined : ).

It's one of my favorite things to do each week!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

God is LoVe...

"Our task is to preach the gospel.
Use words if neccesary."
St. Francis of Assisi

I saw this beautiful quote this week

I can't get it out of my head.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Incredible and Amazing, Ms. Taylor!

It's that time again:
Give Me Your Best Shot
Do you want to play along?
Click over to Lolli's blog and add your name.
We had some wonderful guests for supper this week.
This is Ms. Taylor and her husband, Mr. Taylor.
Ms. Taylor was a School Counselor
at a school I worked at in Philadelphia.
I loved her immediately.
I could tell instantaneously that she really cared about the students.
She used to bring cut up apples
and other assorted fruits for kids to snack on
while they were sharing problems.
She gave up her lunch time to help.
She showed love to the children daily.
She showed love even when it was frowned upon to do so.
She is someone I look up to and respect.
She is definitely one of my heroes.
I was stressing before they came-
because you know I am not
the most fantastic cook around...
Gary told me I could never have company again.
But then they came.
The stress melted.
It was a blessing for sure.

How often do you have someone over for supper?
What do you make for company?
How do you keep from stressing?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I for IRS & Sophia pictures...

I was baffled this week by the letter I.
But then, while I was doing my taxes today
the perfect I popped into my head.
So, here is my question for you:
Did you do yours already?
Do you do it yourself?
Does it cause you stress or delight?
Look at Baby Sophia!
Isn't she delicious?
Every time I look at her I cry.
She is so perfect.
I am so happy for my friend
and his new family : ).
"If one feels the need of something grand,
something infinite,
something that makes one feel aware of God,
one need not go far to find it.
I think that I see something deeper,
more infinite, more eternal than the ocean
in the expression of the eyes of a little baby
when it wakes in the morning
and coos or laughs
because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."
Vincent van Gogh

How many pounds was your first baby?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Baby Sophia

One of my very best friends, David,
and his wife, Tina,
had their first baby this morning.
It was an extremely difficult delivery.
Please pray for their family
if you get a chance today.
Isn't she beautiful?
I can't wait to meet her.

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."
Eda J. Le Shan

"Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God."

Green is GREAT!

My adult model
a man-
but not just any man-
The best man I know
My Daddy.
He taught me to give
the green I get away
by helping others.

My kid model
My own kid : )
He didn't want to help model today
hence the tire swing in the background!
We love recycling at our house.
We try to be as green as possible.
You'll love it.
I'm not kidding.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Growing up is hard to do.

Kaish had a concert at school today.
The Third Grade Showcase.

He sang Del Gatto the Cat,
The Star Spangled Banner,
and He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. It was lovely.
I realized as I was sitting there in the audience
stuffed full of mothers,
how quickly he is growing up.
You know what a great embracer
of growing up I am, right?
I rushed right home and found
his old Rollie Pollie Ollie DVD.
Guess What? He still loves it.
I can't let him grow up just yet.
I am too scared.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hanging Upside Down

Oh, to be a child again-
The thrill of Hanging upside down.
Hours of endless fun!
H could also be for HaPpY!
We try to be happy at our house.
Life is so short.

Hope you are happy today.
What was your favorite thing
to do at the playground when
you were young-er?
I liked the merry-go-round.
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new blogging friends!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Crop till you drop : ).

Creative Crop Week : )
I heart faces is just TOO much fun!
Go check 'em out.
Prepare to be amazed!
I can't get enough.
"The best way to cheer yourself up
is to try to cheer somebody else up."
~Mark Twain
Quince is out of surgery.
The Dr's are hopeful
for a quick recovery.
Thank you so much for praying!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quince's Surgery- Please Pray!

Quince is having surgery on his skull tomorrow.
He has improved greatly since being released from Rehab.
Quince continues to struggle with severe depression
as a result of the stroke.
This has been a trying time for his family.
Please keep them in your prayers.
Other Quince posts are here and here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bad Attitude

I had a really rotten week
You’d never believe how bad-
Now I am just sitting here
Still feeling SUPER mad.
There is one good thing about today
Look what I found at the store:
Coconut Gelato…

I couldn’t ask for more.
And I know that on Monday
When my silly pants won’t fit
I’ll get to see the person
Who makes me want to spit…
What's your favorite snack
when you are down in the dumps?
And seriously, I posted about
Simply Enjoy gelato before.
It is the BEST stuff ever.
Oh. My. Gosh. SO. Good!
Hope your weekend is happy : ).

Babies Growing Up!

"A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on."
Carl Sandburg
Kaishon took this shot of
Sweet Baby Katelyn
It is hard to believe she is One!
Happy Birthday
Baby Katelyn!
If you want to enter a picture,
just click on the best shot button.
Go ahead : ) It will be fun!
And while you are clicking....
Go visit my friend
She is having an AWESOME giveaway today.
She is such a good blog friend to me : ).
One of my favorite ones.
Here is my question of the day for you
Have you ever won a blog giveaway?
What did you win?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sort of a G...

Ladies and Gentlemen:
Winter Gave Kaishon a Gleeful Greeting yesterday!
He was filled with Glee.
Do you see the Gleam in his eye?
We are SO ready for spring,

but Getting out of school...
well, that is a Gift from God for sure!

How much snow did you Get?
Please Go check out

They are so Grand!