Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #52 . . .

If you don't like something,
change it.

If you can't change it,
Change the way you think about it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Good News . . .

I received some good news yesterday evening.

Emma is no longer wearing the monitor!

She will be 3 months old on June 4th.
She's growing and thriving!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #51 . . .

Music is the divine way
to tell beautiful,
poetic things to the heart.

~ Pablo Casals ~

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunshine Face . . .

This sweet smile. . .

gives me sunshine even on a cloudy day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Random Monday Memories #14 . . .

 I recently joined a Facebook group for my high school.
It has been fun reconecting with old friends from my past.
We're sharing our memories of our little hometown.
One friend is posting pictures she's taking of different places
around town.

Our high school was torn down many years ago.
What a wonderful old building.

Last year my class gathered to celebrate our 40th reunion.
Can't believe it has been 41 years since I graduated.

All the memories that everyone has been sharing on
Facebook made me start thinking about my yearbooks.

I was excited to find this picture on the internet!

Full of animation and spirit
 lively. . .

We always received our yearbook a few weeks
before school ended, which gave us plenty
of time to sign each other's book.
It's so entertaining to read what people wrote
in my books.

Reflecting on those years and the memories
gives me such a warm feeling.
It was an innocent time.
Life in my hometown was simple and slow paced.

What memories do you have of your high school years?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #50 . . .

We do not know the true value
of our moments . . .

until they have 
undergone the test of memory.

~ Georges Duhamel ~

Enjoy making memories with your loved ones today and every day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger Is Back . . .

As most of you know Blogger was down
for about 24 hours.
How weird!
Can't believe how much I missed the
bloggy world.
My Wednesday post finally magically reappeared after I had
gone to the trouble to recreate it.

Anyway, I'm glad everything is back to normal.
I'll keep my fingers crossed. . .

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day Joy . . .

 Mother's Day was filled with lots of joy.
I wanted to get some cute pictures of me with Ethan & Emma.

 Getting Emma to pose was easy . . .

however, Ethan was not in the mood!
So funny!

Hope your Mother's Day was full of joy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

Outside my window . . .
It's grey and cloudy.

I am thinking . . .
and praying for the flood victims across the country.

I am thankful . . .
for the wonderful Mother's Day I had with my family.

From the kitchen . . .
once again I'm wracking my brain to decide what I'll fix for dinner.  Possibly fish & stir fried veggies.

I am wearing . . .
brown crop pants, rose t-shirt, denim ballet flats.

I am creating . . .
newpaper roses for a wreath.

I am going . . .
to take care of Ethan this morning while his Mommy takes Emma to the doctor for a well check up.

I am hoping . . .
my hubby feels better today.  He's been fighting a stomach bug.  Ugh!

I am hearing . . .
my washing machine churning away.

Around the house . . .
I'm noticing that the dust bunnies are playing on the hardwood floors.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . .
collect unwanted items from closets and drawers for the kids' garage sale on Saturday.

Hope your day is going well, enjoy! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #49 . . .

their hearts forever.

Things my mother taught me . . .

~ sewing ~
 she lovingly made all our clothes

~ cleaning ~
on Saturday morning we would clean the entire house

~ cooking ~
dinner was always served at 6:00 each evening

~ singing ~
her voice was beautiful, she would sing around the house
and sang solos at church

~ play the piano ~
she was my first piano teacher

~ put others first ~
she always showed her love and concern
for others before herself

~ love the Lord ~
we were taken to church every
Sunday & Wednesday
where we learned scriptures and songs

I miss you, Mother . . .
especially on Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome To The Family . . .

Iris Kate
5 lbs. 5 oz.
19 inches long

Proud parents are my nephew, Grant,
and his sweet wife, Kate.

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.   
Carl Sandburg

Welcome to the family little Iris!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Let Freedom Ring . . .

May 1st Prayer...
Now I lay me down to less terrorist this world does keep...with all my heart I give my those in uniform regardless of serve our country and serve it well...with humble hearts your stories as I rest my weary eyes...while freedom rings our flag still give your all, do what you must...with God we live and God we trust....Amen!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #48 . . .

 For I know the plans I have for you,
 declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
 plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Live not in what has happened,
or fear of what may come tomorrow.
 Live Well! in the here and now,
and treat this as your defining moment.