we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

silence is golden

ah the peace of nap time. the lil man has been particularly cranky this morning, i blame it on the four teeth that are breaking through. I'm not sure how long nap time will last due to the nature of cranky babies. i finished my first intermediate pattern for crochet. it was a washcloth that was made up of v-stitches and shells. it is more of a rhombus and less of a square than i care for, but her heiness squealed "it's so pretty can i have it?" it now resides in her kingdom. my little princess will be four this Sunday, how does time go by so quickly? i hear the beginnings of fuss from the lil man's room, so here goes thankful Thursday.


1. the ability to work things out- well i don't want to air dirty laundry so that's the best you get for a description. sometimes the ability to say "sorry, i was an idiot" goes a long ways.

2. my kids- they have the ability to make a day amazing. there is nothing like hearing "you're the best mom ever" or "wow, mom you know everything" to make a girl feel good.

3. good shampoo- i have never been a lover of my hair. it has always seemed somewhat...blah to me. i have to admit i love my hair when it is all shiny and soft.

4. good makeup- the hubby got me a ton of ulta makeup for my bday, love it. her heiness decided our 100 pound lab wanted to be a vampire, so she used my good makeup to help him. argh

5. cake decorating- i forget how much i enjoy it, and then i see how awesome one of my old students is doing with her skills.

6. the birds- the hubby wanted some finches. we now have three. did i mention they are laying eggs.

7. flowers- there is still snow on the ground here and according to Doppler Dave more is on its way next week. it is nice to know that all that pretty white stuff is melting and watering my daffodils and tulips.

8. snow- LOVE the snow. i really love it when the hubby and kids are all home and we make hot chocolate and sit around the fire.

9. my hubby- he works so hard so that we can have the life that we do.

10. church family- talk about you don't know what you've got til its gone. well, somewhat. we are still searching for a new church home.

thanks for reading all comments are greatly appreciated, and the really good ones are saved in my email, so i can use them as a pick me up when i get down.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

just an old fashioned love song

most of you know i don't care for valentine's day. i hold to the belief that if you truly care about someone, then you won't need a special day to tell them that. that being said the hubby got each of us a lil something to snuggle with. he has been gone all week, and he will not be back until this evening. my friend shelly is talking of restarting her sock swap on her blog. when this happens i will put a link to it. i am thinking of doing 2 swaps. these will repeat monthly. I'm thinking of a bookmark swap and a book swap. the rules are simple if you commit please see it through.

bookmark swap-these are minimums anything extra is fine, but realize they might not send extra to you.
1 homemade bookmark- this does not have to be filet crochet mind you. a simple paper cut out that is decorated will be sufficient. keep in mind don't send something you wouldn't want to get in return. there will be themes for the months
1 recipe- it doesn't have to be anything super fancy, but something you enjoy would be nice.
1 special treat- candy bar, soap, anything special that the other person would enjoy.
none of this has to be expensive.

book swap- again just minimums.
1 book- again there will be themes. find a used bookstore to get your books from, they are way cheaper.
1 homemade item- this could be anything. a bookmark, crayons that you have remelted into a cool shape, anything your lil heart desires that the recipient would enjoy.
1 treat- same as above, this could be anything.

things are very busy around our house. q is walking around holding furniture. his top two teeth, butter scrapers, cut last night. it is Thursday so on to a thankful list


1. adult company- it is one thing that i really miss being a SAHM.

2. friendship- can you ever have too many friends?

3. nap time- its the only time anything gets done.

4. swaps- i miss them. getting goodies from someone you might not have ever met before. so fun

5. mail- i love opening the mail box to find something that doesn't require a check.

6. my bed- it still takes my breath away. it is so pretty and so very comfy.

7. laughter- the girls have the ability to make q laugh almost constantly, so our house is filled with laughter.

8. change- it truly is the only constant in the world.

9. salvation- the loss of my friend would be so much worse if he wasn't saved. i know it's not popular to talk about it.

10. the new heater in the bathroom- so warm and toasty.

11. the light at the end of the debt tunnel- all we have left are the car, the van and the house. the car will be paid off this year, the van in the next 1 1/2 years, then its just the house.

12. good hot chocolate- i love a good cup of hot chocolate. if i can brag, i make some great hot chocolate.

13. homemade bread- getting ready to make some today.

14. blogs- it makes it easier to keep up with how my friends lives are going.

15. facebook- brain dead time is so nice at the end of the day.

i hope that everyone has a great weekend. i hope that it is filled with love and kindness.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

but i know who holds tomorrow

things have been very busy around our house lately. q has learned to pull up and walk holding the tables. her heiness has her good days as far as the poop issues go. the hubby has been doing a lot of traveling lately. he is in Kansas all of this week. we have been enjoying the snow, and hear that we are expecting more tomorrow. monkey is doing well with her piano. the teacher told us "she is such a pleasure to talk to. she talks just like an adult." I'm so proud that she is turning out to be such an amazing girl. we had a birthday party to go to this past weekend. the parents of the little boy were missionaries in Tanzania and south africa. we had a blast talking about Kenya. the lil man calls, so i must go. i wanted to ask if you could please keep some friends of mine in your prayers. they were commissioned into the missionary field in September and he passed this morning from pancreatic cancer. we rejoice that he is with Jesus, but we mourn the loss of such a great man. please keep his kids and widow in your prayers.