Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
This time 14 years ago I met him for the first time, and I must say it was love at first sight. I can remember the first time I looked into those beautiful brown eyes and felt a love I never knew possible. His arrival was a little unexpected it happen to fall on Thanksgiving Day, plans were rearranged and family met at the hospital instead of the dinner table,while the turkey was shipped to the neighbors to finish cooking (later known as the famous traveling turkey) My Grandpa aka "POP" called him "young gobbler" because he was born on Thanksgiving Day....I had no idea that day how my life would change, how many times a day I would laugh because he was here, all the funny things he would say and how many more times I would shed tears, like the first time he had stitches, the first day of school, and the day that my Dad baptized him at church (that was a great day, I could cry now thinking about it)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wet Oatmeal Kisses
One of these days you'll explode and shout to all the kids,"Why don't you just grow upand act your age!"And they will ... Or, "You guys get outside and find something to do -- without hurting each other And don't slam the door!"And they don't..... You'll straighten their bedrooms until it's all neat and tidy,toys displayed on the shelf, hangers in the closet,animals caged. You'll yell,"Now I want it to stay this way!"And it will ... You will prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn't had all the olives picked out and a cake with no finger traces in the icing and you'll say,"Now this is a meal for company."And you will eat it alone ...
You'll yell,"I want complete privacy on the phone.No screaming.Do you hear me?"And no one will answer.
No more plastic tablecloths stained.
No more dandelion bouquets.
No more iron-on patches.
No more wet, knotted shoelaces,muddy boots or rubber bands for ponytails.
Imagine ... a lipstick with a point,no babysitters for New Year's Eve,washing clothes only once a week,no PTA meetings or silly school plays where your child is a tree,no car pools,blaring stereos or forgotten lunch money.
No more Christmas presents made of library paste and toothpicks,no wet oatmeal kisses,no more tooth fairy,no more giggles in the dark,scraped knees to kiss or sticky fingers to clean
Only a voice asking,"Why don't you grow up?"And the silence echoes:"I did"
-- Erma Bombeck --
Thursday, November 13, 2008
So let the night shift begin, I had ask my oldest son to clean his Guinea pig cage so he disappears outside I go to the laundry room to get the broom and it isn't there I stick my head out the door and that is when I have the big one My 14 year old (I must stress again he is 14...old enough to know better) is using my broom to sweep Guinea pig poop out of the cage need I stress it was stuck in the broom...so I admit it I blew a gasket! (Yes I did apologize ) So now it is 1:05 and I survived the crying bride to be , the headful of information from numerous clients, the poop broom and the very very gross stopped up toilet...My husband says I let things get to me to much...If men only knew what we go through in a day! I am so glad I get to get up tomorrow and do it all over again:)
Monday, November 10, 2008
The drive was beautiful and very,very,quiet...did I mention we didn't take the kids?I must say that upon arriving that night I realized I forgot my flatiron in the rush of packing things...this stressed me , go ahead and laugh but this girl has natural curly hair and this is not an item that I just mindlessly forget so I admit it I didn't wash my hair the next morning...there I said it "I"m a hairdresser and I didn't wash my hair"It is sad but true I am a flatiron addict...now that that is out in the open, I thought we would do a little Christmas shoppin while we were there. They have Outlet Malls in Pigeon Forge and "I thought" there would be some good buys.....WRONG!! We forgot the Christmas shopping, no good buys, no sales...therefore no Christmas shopping!! Any who, we did find a place I loved, (Tony had to drag me out) called Harry and David's, it has "Food Stuff" anyone that knows me knows I love to cook and my sister and I are known to spend hours in a Grocery store that has a big selection of fruit , cheese ect. don't get me wrong we DO HAVE those things in our very small grocery store in Kentucky, what they don't have is variety, so I was in heaven...gourmet coffee, chocolate covered Bing cherries (mine and my sisters favorite) all sorts of dried exotic fruit, it was great!!
After being out and seeing the Christmas light (which were beautiful) we decided to go to a Musical we had seen advertised it is called MIRACLE it is the re-creation of the life of Christ. It was GREAT!! At the beginning of the play the lights went out and I felt this breeze go over my head, when I looked up there was an angel flying towards the stage!! AWESOME!! It also had live animals, camels, horses, and sheep! My Husband and I were in awe. This is a must see if you are ever in the area I am including the web site http://www.miracletheater.com/
I have included a few pictures this place is beautiful this time of year..enjoy!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning, while they are
eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hang the wash outside.
'That laundry is not very clean,' she said, 'she doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.'
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would
make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the
line and said to her husband, 'Look ! She has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.'
The husband says, 'I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.'
And so it is with life:
What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look. Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask ourselves if we are ready to see the good rather than to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge.
HA! SIGH.... OUCH:(
1. I have been the lady that "sees" the dirty laundry and comments....
2. I have been the lady that idly stands by and listens as someone comments on others laundry..
3. I have been the lady with that laundry....
God has worked on my heart, he has shown me through my own pain in life and many, many mistakes that we all have laundry, some like me mountains of it. But as Christians we are called to climb over the laundry and find the heart of that person and reach out....
Cleaning our windows daily with the Word!
Now to the Prayer part: I have a link on the right hand side of my blog called "Bring The Rain"
I must say it is one of my favorite's to read her name is Angie Smith and her story is incredible but her post today was GREAT!! It is called Seven Prayers A Day a must read if you are a parent so I encourage you to click on her site to the right and read...If you have time read her story it will bless you!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Well there wernt any bells and whistles, (only a sticker that said"I VOTED") only a very disappointed little girl that seem to expect confetti to pop out of the voting machine....pushing a button it was that simple...but what a wonderful privilege it is to live in a country that gives us that right...