Monday, December 28, 2009
I don't wonder no mo'
I'm only partly jesting . . but just yesterday in the house after baking, my hubby told me that it was 45 degrees!
We can all see our cloudy breaths and we go to sleep and walk around the house with hats and multiple layers.
My hubby often choses to point out "see, aren't you glad your not in Minnesota right now? We couldn't survive the cold!"
Yeah, but in Minnesota they use the radical technology called "INSULATION"!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I have a 2 year old that will not eat any veggie of any kind.
So I got me a "Sneaky Chef" cookbook . . .
and this morning he had sweet potatoes
in his pancakes
and he just ate cauliflower
in his grilled cheese sandwich!
*delightfully wringing hands*
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Monday, September 07, 2009
This is Reflect Ministry
Untitled from John Alvarado on Vimeo.
I've heard him mention that he loves to give these kids the best stuff too - so it's not just powdered eggs and powdered milk and the day old bread . . . but the good stuff! If you've been in children's ministries you know what I'm talking about.
My brothers don't read my blog - they have their hands full already! But J&P - I love you guys so much! I Praise God for you and am so humbled and proud to be your sister!
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Then realize . . . JUST before going off to buy a pregnancy test- that you are also starting some new once a day multivitamins that you've been taking in the mornings before said bouts.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I had the question put to me "How do I know what's true?" - and I had to ask "In regard to what?" to which the reply was "Everything!"
As the old song say - 'everything else is sinking sand' and I do mean EVERYTHING ELSE.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
There were clouds in my sky this morning for no other reason that just being woman.
I was taking advantage of my mother being here to feed and dress the kids- and stayed in bed.
Then I heard a knock on the door, and in walked my daughter followed by my hubby with a cup of tea and some vanilla wafers!
Brightly - as is her personality - she announces that they are bringing me "coffee" in bed!
"OH! How did you know!?" My heart started to swell! Just what I needed! To know he noticed and he thought of me and he cared!!!
"It was her idea" he says without ceremony when he give me the tea.
I had to wipe that look off my face real quick - because there stood my beaming 5 year old waiting for her accolades . . .which I obliged her. Raving about the tea, the kindness . . the thoughtfulness . . .She bounded away happily.
And really - today I have a lot to be thankful for and happy about. It's beautiful outside - I've got wonderfully thoughtful kids. And my hubby was willing to help my daughter in her mission to bring me tea . . . . that's Great!
But today-today-I just really wanted the tea to have been HIS idea.
Friday, April 03, 2009
which art in Minnesota,
Rusted be thy Name.
Thy mileage come.
Thy dent will be done,
In park as it is in drive....
Give us this day our daily oil change.
And forgive us our right lane passes,
As we forgive those who right lane pass against us.
And lead us not into a trade in,
But deliver us from car envy.
For thine is the Wagon,
and the powertrain,
and the glory,for ever and ever.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Luke is director of the deaf school I used to work at. I love this video because it pretty much reflects how I feel. They are about 30 minutes from where we are. He is hard of hearing, hence the accent.
Mostly, the only time I hear about the violence in Mexico is when I am in the states.
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is not me - I never had time to put earrings in my ears or wore WHITE while nursing - but I did have this exact nursing cover.
Correction - I HAVE it still. I just no longer have a babe nursing.
Yet I've got to say - it's been one of those most versetile things I got. It could be a blanket, a cover, a make-shift changing table cover . . . you know -(fanfair please) DA TA DA DAAAAA!!!!!!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
And, contrary to what we heard, the sun DID rise in the morning.
I went to visit my awesome-ness cousin (who wrote of it here) for a "rest".
It had been a long long time since I've had to take care of what shoes I was wearing 'cause I might slip.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
To hubby's credit, the house was picked up, and vacuumed. Kids were all accounted for with all their limbs attached - if unwashed.
But ALL the dishes were there growing things! including the cup that I used to drink some coffee before I left more than a week ago!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The winds were blowing in from the mountains. Here we know it's going to be warm when they do. Those are the santa anas blowing. So with some fresh sqeezed lime-aid myself and the kids pulled out some chairs to the balcony and sat down.
The thought popped into my head.
en la tormentaes
Jesucristo el Salvador
él me alienta
con su palabra y su amor (x2)
Vengo a reposar en él
él es mi amigo fiel
una poderosa y fresca unción
llenará mi corazón
in the storm
is Jesus Christ the Savior
he encourages and nurishes
with his word and his love (x2)
I come to rest in him
he is my loyal friend
a powerful and fresh anointing
fills my heart
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Very similar like my blog is my neglected foster child -
And I had a pretty good google page ranking, and I've watched it slowly dwindle down to nothing. But I know - I KNOW - that my blogging is not significant, life changing or even always amusing . . . so why would I feel so BAD about not blogging? My blog is not vital , you know?!
Ever since I got into Facebook . . and OMWord, have I got "into" it. I can so easily spend all my free time there . . so easy . . .
And if Blogging has taught me anything, it's that I'm not a "writer". Why torture the world further? eh?
So that is my excuse - I've been abducted by Facebook and they're holding me for ransom. But I don't want to close my blog though - since a blog is the best place for a story, a memory, and something more than an "update"
If, for whatever reason, you miss me, you can find me there - at Facebook.
Meanwhile, while I'm here in Alaska *I KNOW! ALASKA!* I'll try to write some bloggable stuff and schedule them for posting . . . because this poor foster child is STARVING!
Friday, February 13, 2009
No joke. His name is Oso, and he's an old mutt with grey whiskers.
Apparently, he was a much better guard dog before his 'mate' died. Now you can really say that his bark is as bad as his bite - they are both Nil!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
The above pictures are from my daughter - who, while at the wedding, and getting restless, I attemted to distract by handing her the camera. She's getting the hang of it, but it kinda went like this:
"OK, now, look - your cutting off the head's . . . try again, and get the picture you want in the frame and try again."
"Um - that's better, but your still missing his head -see?"
Monday, January 05, 2009
If I've been out of it, it's 'cause I trying to get everything ready . . . His family has arrived from Missouri. His brother is the one giving him the kidney.
Two days ago my husband said for the first time "I'm a little nervous."