Monday, April 22, 2013

Our little slice of Earth...

The girls and I are headed to my parents house this weekend.  Their yard should be at "peak" and I'm looking forward to the visit.  My parents have taken their little slice of this Earth and made it truly beautiful.

"Then God said, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.  And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry on the ground-everything that has life."  And that is what happened.

Then God looked over all He had made and He saw that it was very good."
-Genesis 1:29-31
Happy Earth Day!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Oh, say can you see!

My grandfather grew up in Boston and we have been up visiting in and around Boston MANY times through the years.

I've traveled all over America and there is NO more patriotic city.  I LOVE it! 

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday and my friends know that at our "Fourth" party we do it up right, complete with decorations, flags, head to toe red/white/blue, parades and the singing of The Star Spangled Banner.

Boston is like my party, on steriods, throughout a whole city, and nearby towns.  It's a beautiful thing.

Had to share this with y'all...Can you imagine this LIVE?!  It is the first NHL game since the Boston Marathon bombings.

May we all sing out like this during our National Anthem, encourage our kids to do the same and be PROUD of this great nation that we live in!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Turn around...

Had to pass this post from Power of Moms along...I really needed it today.

Excerpt:  Now, I find myself thinking (but not saying) those very same things when I see young, harried mothers with little ones tagging behind them. I want to say:

“Turn. Turn around and look into the eyes of your children. Tell them something that makes them feel special. Make a memory. Slow down. Give a hug. And if you can’t ‘enjoy it while it lasts’ today, at least endure it well. They do grow up way too fast.”

Do you spend your time looking forward, back, or right in front of you?

I Survived Spring Break 2013...

Forget tees that say this for teens "surviving" Panama City.  Let's print up some for moms...where the words really mean something.

I made it.  I did it. 10 days of Spring Break.  I didn't "lose it" either, not once.  It's a dang miracle.  (At least I don't think I did.  Who knows, the whole week is a blur.) 

The house is a WRECK, I know that much...
How do you eat an elephant?...One bite at a time!  I'm taking some of my own advise (That I haven't used since I became a mother of 3) and setting the timer every day this week!  Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it.

I have a bunch of nothings floating around in my head right now, so I'll just go for it.

-JB and I cleaned out our closets Easter Sunday.  Random, but much needed.  We got rid of two large black garbage bags full of clothes and it felt really good.  In the process I found a pair of Gap overalls that somehow make it through every closet clean out.  I just can't bear to part.  We had so many good times...

Me:  Do you think overalls will ever come back "in"?
JB:  No, I'd get rid of them.
Me:  I think I should keep them for some reason.
JB:  I guess they'd work for a quick Halloween costume.
Me:  I could keep them to paint in.
JB:  Are you planning on starting your own paint company or moving business?
Me:  Maybe!  -busting out laughing-

It's conversations like these that get us through hours of closet clean-up, and 10 years of marriage.

-The kids use the word "human" a LOT.  This is a word that has never really been in my vocabulary and I'm surprised how many times a day I hear the word "human" in my house.  It's a really interesting word.

-This is for you Missy...Jay had a Fun Run fundraiser a couple weeks ago.  I love the music they play and I was already dancing a little...Then, over the speakers they say "Okay parents!  Let's see your best dance move!"  Miss, you know my just came so natural.  Needless to say, I got props from the announcer.  JB was one proud hubby (I know in his head he was praying they didn't play WyClef because then it would have been a full on dance off).  My poor kids.  I'm already breaking out my best moves for 1st grade...Who knows what will be coming in the Middle School years?!  Be VERY afraid!

-JB and I gave the front porch a face-lift yesterday.  I loved this line from SGE "I think all that could change (divorce rate) if one of the requirements for getting a marriage license is that the couple must first complete some sort of home renovation project together...those are the tests of true love."  I 100% agree with Melanie, JB and I have had some of our best (and worst, ie Heartwood fence with a two "man" auger) moments in the middle of a home improvement project.  But ultimately, they bring us closer...working toward a common goal then standing back to admire what WE did together.  There is nothing like it.  Before and Afters coming soon.  Y'all are going to love it!

After the face lift I feel the need to name our house.  I know she's not human, but we are going to come up with something...