Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sprinkles mean more LOVE

I love the pink hair!!!!

Hannah's Play-Doh cookies

Cool hairdo!!!
Hannah has been home today with a low grade temp, sore throat, cough, and runny nose. While I was working she was busy making things from the Play-Doh set. I thought her "girls" were so cute and wanted to share them here! The best thing of all was she made "cookies" and then she showed me some with "sprinkles" and said "the more sprinkles the more love." I thought this was soooo cute!!! It made my day!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Night Out

After we celebrated Gretchen's birthdya last night Ether and Marissa dressed up to go to a concert at the Lied Center! Marikita went too, but left with her friends before I could include her in the picture. Marikita and Marissa were given tickets from their teacher at North Star. They listened to a Brazilian soloist perform.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gretchen's 9th Birthday

Today we celebrated Gretchen's 9th Birthday. It is so hard to believe she is 9 years old. We are so proud of Gretchen! She was so excited to come home from school today to spend it with the family and see what gifts she received from family near and far!!!

Gretchen loves animals!!!

"Hey, where are the candles."

Who says you can't put candles on an ice cream cake?
Can you tell we were anxious to eat it, we had already scored and cut it before she blew out the candles!! It was yummy! That's one great thing about birthday's......whether it's yours or someone else's everyone gets cake!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I heard a song the other day on a local radio station and I just loved it! It is from a country song by George Strait. Yes, I am a fan of country music! I don't always listen to country music because I like all kinds of music.......but country music (most, not all) is like going home......can't help it! I grew up on a farm and my roots are grounded in that country style livin, breathin, and singin!
Just wanted to share the lyrics!

I Saw God Today

I just walked down the street to the coffee shop
had to take a break I'd been by her side for eighteen hours straight
I saw a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk
pushing up through the concrete
like it was planted right there for me to seethe flashin' lights, the honkin' horns
all seemed to fade away
in the shadow of that hospital at 5:08
I saw God today

I've been to churchI've read the book
I know He's here, but I don't look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I'd just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I saw a couple walking by they were holding hands
Man, she had that glow
yeah I couldn't help but notice she was starting to show
I stood there for a minute takin' in the sky
lost in that sunset
a splash of amber melted in the shades of red

I've been to churchI've read the book
I know He's here, but I don't look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I'd just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I got my face pressed up against the nursery glass
She's sleeping like a rock
My name on her wrist wearing tiny pink socks
She's got my nose, she's got her mama's eyes
My brand new baby girl
She's a miracle
I saw God today

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tagged by Kim

Answer the questions with one word (or a little more) and then tag three people.

1. Where is your cellphone? in my purse
2. Your significant other? At school
3. Your hair? light brown with highlights and gray :(
4. Your mother? Retired & wonderful
5. Your Father? Retired & wonderful
6. Your favorite thing? laughing with my kids
7. Your dream last night? don't think I did?
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream goal? To be happy and become a Holistic Health Counselor
10. The room you’re in? bedroom
11. Your hobby? reading
12. Your fear? Failing as a mother.
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? practicing as a Holistic Health Counselor
14. What you’re not? extrovert
15. Muffins? Love'em
16. One of your wish list items? a home office
17. Where you grew up? On a farm
18. Last thing you did? finished my medical transcription
19. What are you wearing? Black pants, red shirt.
20. Favorite gadget? My camera
21. Your pets? Molly, our beagle.
22. Your computer? almost 4 years old
23.Your mood? Happy and tired
24. Missing someone? Far away friends
25. Your Car? 2002 Ford Windstar
26. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
27. Favorite store? Kohls and Wal-Mart
28. Like someone? I like everyone
29. Favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday with the kids and while exercising because it was so hard, it made me laugh
31.When was the last time you cried? Last builds up and then all comes out.
I tag....Brenda, Amanda, and Stacey.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I love traditions! This came to mind when I was thinking about this weekend being General Conference weekend. We have had a tradition for the past 5 years that on Sunday morning I make pancakes or french toast, scrambled eggs, and juice. This is not a normal breakfast for us, it is a BIG deal compared to our usual piece of toast on the run, cream of wheat, or just a plain ol bowl of cereal! I especially love "specialty" pancakes with pieces of banana, peaches, or strawberries in them! Yum! It is just a nice day to sleep in, make breakfast, and enjoy some family time before we listen to Conference. It will be a good day and this makes me happy!