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Friday, February 12, 2010

OH my Darling

Do you remember the song and tune of Oh My Darling Clementine? Sarah Brown has sent in some words that she loves to sing to her children to this tune. In fact, the children love to make up new verses.
Oh My Darling little children
I'm so happy that you're mine
I'm so happy to be with you
To be with you all the time.
I'm so glad I'm not a daddy
Off to work he has to go
I'll be home to play and teach you
Home to watch you grow.
Oh My darling little children
What a gift God gave to me
When He let me be a mommy
In our Happy Family.
Oh My Darling little children
I'm so happy that you're mine
I'm so happy to be with you
To be with you all the time.
I think it is a wonderful idea to sing personal songs to your children.



I can read bedtime stories, till the cow jumps over the moon and sing, "Ten Little Monkeys", until I want to call the doctor--but if I don't have love, I'm as annoying as a ringing phone.
I can chase a naked toddler through the house while cooking dinner and listening to voice mail. I can fix the best cookies and Kool-Aid in the neighborhood and I can tell a sick child's temperature with one touch of my finger-but if I don't have love, I am nothing.
Love is patient while watching and praying by the front window when it's 30 minutes past curfew.
Love is kind when my teen says "I hate you!"
Love does not envy the neighbors' swimming pool or their brand-new mini-van, but trusts the Lord to provide every need.
Love does not brag  when other parents share their disappointments and insecurities and love rejoices when other families succeed.
Love doesn't boast, even when I've multi-tasked all day long and my husband can't do more than one thing at a time.
Love is not rude when my spouse innocently asks,
"What have you done today?"
Love does not immediately seek after glory when we see talent in our children, but encourages them to get training and make wise choices.
Love is not easily angered  when my 15-year-old acts like the world revolves around her.
Love does not delight in evil (is not self-righteous) when I remind my 17 year old that he's going 83 in a 55 mph zone, but rejoices in the truth.
Love does not give up hope.
Love always protects our children's self esteem and spirit, even while doling out discipline.

Things that make me Happy!


When my husband comes home from work.

When my children tell me I’m a good mommy.

To see my children are learning and actually reading!

To get “stuff” in the mail.

Getting to go shopping and actually buying something.

My husband being a such a help and support for me and the children.

sitting in my “coffee” room.

Cuddling with my 2 yr old baby

knowing that someone loves me

Cuddling on the couch with my husband.

My children

That God loves me no matter what………


There is so much more……………………….

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

ahhhhhh arg......

I am sewing, I promise! I rec'd a pattern for a dress that Im sewing for Emaly and let me tell ya, I am having to seam rip it ALOT! I am now finishing up the skirt part of it and then get to sew on buttons. I will surely post a pic when Im done.....

Friday, February 05, 2010


I found this online and thought it was funny, role reversed! Imagined if we started asking the questions

What ABOUT socialization?

Two women meet at a playground, where their children are swinging and playing ball. The women are sitting on a bench watching. Eventually, they begin to talk.

W1: Hi. My name is Maggie. My kids are the three in red shirts -- helps me keep track of them.

W2: (Smiles) I'm Terri. Mine are in the pink and yellow shirts. Do you come here a lot?

W1: Usually two or three times a week, after we go to the library.

W2: Wow. Where do you find the time?

W1: We home school, so we do it during the day most of the time.

W2: Some of my neighbors home school, but I send my kids to public school.

W1: How do you do it?

W2: It's not easy. I go to all the PTO meetings and work with the kids every day after school and stay real involved.

W1: But what about socialization? Aren't you worried about them being cooped up all day with kids their own ages, never getting the opportunity for natural relationships?

W2: Well, yes. But I work hard to balance that. They have some friends who're home schooled, and we visit their grandparents almost every month.

W1: Sounds like you're a very dedicated mom. But don't you worry about all the opportunities they're missing out on? I mean they're so isolated from real life -- how will they know what the world is like -- what people do to make a living -- how to get along with all different kinds of people?

W2: Oh, we discussed that at PTO, and we started a fund to bring real people into the classrooms. Last month, we had a policeman and a doctor come in to talk to every class. And next month, we're having a woman from Japan and a man from Kenya come to speak.

W1: Oh, we met a man from Japan in the grocery store the other week, and he got to talking about his childhood in Tokyo. My kids were absolutely fascinated. We invited him to dinner and got to meet his wife and their three children.

W2: That's nice. Hmm. Maybe we should plan some Japanese food for the lunchroom on Multicultural Day.

W1: Maybe your Japanese guest could eat with the children.

W2: Oh, no. She's on a very tight schedule. She has two other schools to visit that day. It's a system-wide thing we're doing.

W1: Oh, I'm sorry. Well, maybe you'll meet someone interesting in the grocery store sometime and you'll end up having them over for dinner.

W2: I don't think so. I never talk to people in the store -- certainly not people who might not even speak my language. What if that Japanese man hadn't spoken English?

W1: To tell you the truth, I never had time to think about it. Before I even saw him, my six-year-old had asked him what he was going to do with all the oranges he was buying.

W2: Your child talks to strangers?

W1: I was right there with him. He knows that as long as he's with me, he can talk to anyone he wishes.

W2: But you're developing dangerous habits in him. My children never talk to strangers.

W1: Not even when they're with you?

W2: They're never with me, except at home after school. So you see why it's so important for them to understand that talking to strangers is a big no-no.

W1: Yes, I do. But if they were with you, they could get to meet interesting people and still be safe. They'd get a taste of the real world, in real settings. They'd also get a real feel for how to tell when a situation is dangerous or suspicious.

W2: They'll get that in the third and fifth grades in their health courses.

W1: Well, I can tell you're a very caring mom. Let me give you my number--if you ever want to talk, give me call. It was good to meet you.

--Author unknown

Thursday's Craft

The girls made Heart people this week. Emaly calls her's a spider. They enjoyed making them ofcourse and were happy we are getting back on track.

Monday, February 01, 2010

My dinner

My dinner

Zuchinni, orange bellpepper sauteed long time with little butter and salt pepper. Avocados and tomatoes and tomatoes and cucumbers in balsalmic vinegar! YUMMO!