Saturday, March 31, 2007

photo hunt-water

I love this picture of our daughter at the beach. This was taken on our vacation last year.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Feast #136

What are you proud of?
I am proud of my husband and my family. I couldn't live without any of them.

What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?
I won a beautiful bouquet of flowers once at Mother's Day. It was a great Mother's day gift:)

Name something you do that is a waste of time.
Probably sitting in front of the tv on the weekends when i know i have housework to do. I just like the down time sometimes.

Main Course

In what year of your life did you change the most?
I would say it was the year we had our first child. Nothing will grow you up more than having another life to take care of.

Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?
My front porch swing. I like to sit out on the swing and just watch what is going on outside and listen to the birds sing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Birthday Meme

Got this meme from my mom. Thought it looked interesting.What happened on your birthday?????

The rules are:

1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)

1942 - Anne Frank begins to keep a diary.
1994 - The New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup since 1940, defeating the Vancouver Canucks in seven games, ending the Curse of 1940. This win also triggered the 1994 Stanley Cup riot.
1985 - TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah.

1968 - Yasmine Bleeth, American actress
1984 - Lorenzo Booker, American football player

1801 - Benedict Arnold, American general

Flag Day (United States)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday Madness

1. What kind of automobile do you drive?
I have a 2006 Ford Freestar and i love driving it.

2. What kind of automobile do you WISH you drove?
Right now i am happy with what we have but for fun would like to have a convertible:)

3. When is the last time you bought a vehicle (new or used)?
Last August.

4. What is your color of choice as far as vehicles go?
Dark blue, maroon, or dark green.

5. Do you regularly have your oil changed?
Yes especially since it is a newer car.

6. How long do you generally keep a vehicle before thinking about buying a new one?
We at least will keep this one until it is paid off.

7. What kind of automobile will you buy next?
Not sure but i know this will probably be the last minivan we get since the kids are getting older now.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Busy, busy, busy

Haven't been posting much lately because real life has taken over:)My daughter has had her friend from Ohio here for the last week and we have been entertaining them all week,what with work and school going on too. It is amazing how much more you do with just one more person in the house. We have had a great time this week but man am I ready for the kids' spring break!!!! It starts on Monday and it will be really nice to just be able to wake up and do whatever instead of the same old rush out the door to school. It will be nice to have extra help here at the house too.
It is suppose to be warm this week finally!!!! I am soooo ready for warmer weather. I have had enough of the snow and cold. We have not had to wear our winter coats at all this last week which is wonderful!!! Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year!!!
Hope to post more this week since our life is hopefully slowing down. Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday Feast #136

Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?
My favorite news anchor is on channel 3 here. They are very funny in the morning and i like to watch what they will do next-you never know:)They are not boring like the other channels.

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.
Tortellini, yogurt, hamburger.

If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?
This one has got me stumped. Guess it is too early in the morning. All i can think of it Teen Town or Mommyville. Not so great i know but my mind isn't fully working yet this morning. Guess i need some coffee to get going:)

Main Course
What will most likely be the next book you read?
Not sure. Haven't been able to read lately b/c of being soooo busy with the family and work.

What's the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
Their eyes.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday Madness

1. How many times do you wake up during the night?
Most of the time none but lately I have been waking up a couple of times at night.

2. On an average, how many hours of sleep do you try to get?
I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep.

3. What day of the week do you do your "major" housecleaning?
The only day i can do "major" house cleaning is on Saturdays and sometimes we are so busy i can't even get it done then:P

4. How often do you move your furniture to clean behind it?
I try to get it done at least a couple of times a month-just got it done this weekend.Yeah!!!

5. Do you do your dishes by hand or do you own a dishwasher?
I do the dishes by hand. We have 3 other dishwashers but they are all broke(aka our daughters)haha:)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt-Drink

Coffee is my favorite drink in the winter. I drink iced tea most of the time.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Feast #135

Name two things that made you smile this week.
Two things that made me smile this week were we finally had some sun and warm weather and got to go out and enjoy it, and my family always makes me smile.

Fill in the blank: Don't you hate it when you can't get everything done you planned on?

When you can't go to sleep, what is your personal remedy to help yourself drift into Lullabyland?
Usually all i have to do is watch some tv and i will be asleep.

Main Course

What is something about which you've always wondered but have not yet found a good answer?
Not so sure about this one..Too early in the morning to answer.:P


What is your favorite pasta dish?
My favorite pasta dish is lasagna.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Warm Weather

It is suppose to be 72 degrees today. YEAH!!!! We are going to be spending most of today outside,so will catch up on all the blogs later today. See ya!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Hope everyone remembered to change their clocks forward since it was three weeks earlier this year. Maybe that means warmer weather sooner,huh???:)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt-Architechture

This was taken by my daughter on their trip to a Chicago Cubs game. - Create custom images

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Friday Feast

What is your usual bedtime? Do you like that, or would you rather it be different?
My usual bedtime is 10:00. Yes i do like that bed time. If i go to bed any sooner i wake up way too early in the morning.

When it comes to advice, do you give more or receive more?
I depends what the advice is about. If it is about the kids i watch i have no problem helping out the parents with their issues. On other subjects i may not be so knowledgeable in i won't offer too much advice.

Describe a memorable meal you've had.
I would have to say the first time i went to a restaurant that threw the rolls at you. Can't remember the name of the restaurant but i remember it was quite different but fun.

Main Course
Name a work of fiction that affected the way you think about something.
I liked reading the Left Behind series. It got me thinking about how we need to spread the gospel of Christ to all we can.

What is your favorite type of fruit juice?
Welchs white grape juice is the best!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday Madness

This week's questions come from some of our participants. Thanks to all who offered suggestions. And please, if you don't see your questions come up soon, feel free to email me. Thank you all for playing!

1. From beth:
What's the most unusual hobby you have? How did you get started with it?
Right now I don't have time for hobbies. Too busy raising our family.

2. From briar:
How many different kinds of music do you listen to? Name a few favorites, if you please.
I love music of all kinds. Contemporary Christian, Classical, even some of the songs our teens like:)

3. From iris:
Do you take advantage of the outdoor areas where you live? What's your favorite thing to do outside? What's your favorite local bird?
We love to go the parks here in town. Since i watch kids we definitely take advantage of the parks. It lets them run off all that energy pent up inside of them during the winter months. Hehe.

4. From kristy:
Children: Do you have any?
Yes we do have children. Four of them. Ages 17, 15, 13, and 7. Yes i am a very busy mom.

5. From amy:
What is your favorite part of spring
ALL OF IT!!!! Spring is my absolute favorite season. I love the birds singing the warmer weather and the smells of spring.