Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Artist

First of all I need to say... I'm sorry to the three people who actually read this blog it's been quite awhile ten months to be exact.

As most of you know I'm back in school taking ECE classes (really it should say class) and I LOVE IT!!!! one of my assessments was to do a painting observation. Hummm I thought who can observe....let me think, let me think. "Oh I know".... DUH!!!.....Doodle Bug!

When I asked her to tell me about her picture she stepped back pointed to the green circle with a line in it and said " that's a Q" In ECE terms she is in the Pre-schematic stage...ya that's right it's not all fun and games in this class. I really am learning something. Oh ya one other thing "don't use color books with your preschooler it's not art!!! Just thought you might like to know that!!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Check Out This Little Cutie

This little guy is the apple of his grandpa's eye, Chatlotte's BFF and my little buddy.

When I asked him for a smile he gave me this look and then a little giggle.. stinker!

Best Friends Forever

Friday, January 09, 2009


Today Char and I just hung out and played. She loves to go check out the pigs and horses so that's what we did.

Hannah Montana better watch out!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Little Christmas Fun!

My little girl, my big girl, my boys and five pre-teen girl's were all part of today's Christmas fun.

The Agenda:
-Pick girls up at 10:00

-Eat pizza
-Decorate Christmas cookies
-Drink hot chocolate

Yes, those are Aaron's legs in the background

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I'm Back!!!

I know, I know it's been over a year. What can I say other than I'll TRY to do better......but no promises.

Noah's been going to school and working at Target. I love me some Target but he doesn't share my love. I guess if I had to work in the food court 30 hours a week I might feel differently. He is still very much into music and always seems to be in a band.

Aaron's a freshmen and not a lover of school. He is doing well is spite of his hate of 9th grade. He's a BIG skateboarder (click the link to see him) and is starting to get into playing the drums...Oh joy!

Glenn and I are doing well. I resently bought a bow and arrows so I could go shooting with him. It's really fun and it's something we can do together. He's a way, way better shot than I am.

The Grand Canyon Spring break 2008

Friday, October 26, 2007


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Sisters.....Thanks Jennifer
A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
Drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As
They talked about life, about marriage, about the
Responsibilities of life and the obligations of
Adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
Glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance
Upon her daughter.

'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling
The tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll
Be more important as you get older. No matter how
Much you love your husband, no matter how much you
Love the children you may have, you are still going
To need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now
And then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...
Your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other
Women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women
Always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman
Thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a
Married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely
My husband and the family we may start will be all I
Need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact
With her Sisters and made more women friends each
Year. As the years tumbled by, one after another,
She gradually came to understand that her Mom really
Knew what she was talking about. As time and nature
Work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,
Sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world,
Here is what I've learned:


Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
Many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away
Than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
Have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
Will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
Praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on
Your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the
Valley's' end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
Beside you...Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,
Daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended
Family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
Neither would I. When we began this adventure called
Womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or
Sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
Would need each other.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A new playground

I had my sweet little, very busy, Baby Girl today. She has learned how to open cabinet doors and drawers. Today I let her play in all the cabinets except for the one under the sink she knows that ones a "no no".
Her favorite cabinet......the that has the cookies!

Sometimes an unfinished kitchen can be a fun place to play.