Friday, January 29, 2010
If something is hard to do - a lot of times it's because it's worth it. Things that come too easy often times don't end up meaning as much to us over time. So if it's tough - keep at it - you can do it!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Ettes have done it again - they've just realeased 2 AWESOME digi scrapping kits. Heart Throb & Love Shack. You can also get a discount by buying BOTH kits - so check that out! Oh - and don't forget to check out the AWESOME valentine cards and coupon book they have offered too. ADOREABLE stuff!!!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
When we got home I got worried when I noticed the bruise on his gums - but the teeth involved weren't loose and the bruise cleared up 2 days later. It's sure hard to see our kids hurt though - isn't it? When it's these "flesh wounds" right now it's tough - it makes me nervous for the coming years as I know there will be all kind of bumps, bruises, gashes, etc - both emotional and physical. I hope that Mommy's kisses will always be able to take away at least some of the sting.
I sure love seeing them do things well and being proud of their creations - makes me so happy.
Products by Libby Weifenbach, Connie Prince, Bella Gypsy
Saturday, January 23, 2010
(I'm having issues with blogger right now. When I figure them out I'll post the pictures....)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
But tonight 2 sweet neighbor kids came to our door. They were selling flower hair clips or bead/leather bracelets to help earn money for the children in Haiti. I had the boys each pick out a simple little bracelet. We gave the kids neighbor kids several dollars and sent them on their way.
Afterwards I decided to explain a *little bit* about what we'd just bought. I told Gabe that there had been an earthquake and that there were little kids who were hurt, or whose parents had died in the earthquake. I told him we needed to remember the families in our prayers. I said, "Sweetheart, maybe those dollars we used to buy those bracelets will be used to buy food or clean water or other things those kids need."
He looked at me with the innocence of a child and asked, "Or buy them a new mom?"
My. Heart. Broke.
Then later tonight in his sweet prayers he said, "And thank you that I am a part of my family. Please bless those kids who are in Haiti to get what they need. And help them to find families who love them."
So I add my prayer to Gabe's and the millions around the world - please bless those heartbreaking children, families, and others affected by the recent natural disasters.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
I enjoy writting, and wish I could add 3-4 more hours to my days and I'd sit and learn more about creative writing. I'd write essays about how the Soduko game is a lot like life, how Walt Disney has changed so many things in my life, thoughts about how I know I CAN do a lot of things - but the question is - do I WANT to put forth the effort?
It's through writing that I have discovered who I am at hard times in my lives. It's while I put that pen to paper (or fingers to keys) that it gets clearer, that life makes more sense. It's those times that the answers seem to come and my favorite part is that I seem to have always had the answers - but magically writting them down helps me to figure the answers out.
Anyway, that being said - I still wish there were more hours in the day......