Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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you took my parking place..

One day, a man went to visit a church, He got there early, parked his
car and got out. Another car pulled up near the driver got out and
said, " I always park there! You took my place!" The visitor went
inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down. A young
lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You
took my place!" The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude
welcome, but said nothing.

After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat
down. Another member walked up to him and said, " That's where I
always sit! You took my place!" The visitor was even more
troubled by this treatment, but still He said nothing.
Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them,
the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change. Horrible
scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet. Someone
from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to
you?" The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a
tear fell from his eye, "I took your place."

halloween fun

DD#1's pumpkin

DD#2's pumpkin

Thought I would share what we have been doing the week. The girls have been working on their pumpkins. I think they did a pretty good job. There are sooo many cool stencils online that you can find to decorate your pumpkins. Also, had to put in a picture of our Ninja fighter-protector of all.;) He wanted to be a vampire but there is no scary costumes allowed at school anymore(thank goodness,I really don't like the whole vampire thing anyway.)So, we decided on Ninja. He has a sword and sythes,but can't use those until trick or treating. Will post pictures of the other pumpkins as soon as we get them done. Hopefully, this evening.

Friday, October 26, 2007


I have several babies I watch during the week and we have taught them sign language. It is so fun to see them actually being able to communicate with us before they learn to talk. I really think it is a great idea to teach infants how to sign. It keeps them from being frustrated when they are trying to tell you something. I have had very good success with several of my kids,and the parents really like it too b/c they can talk to their kids easier without the guessing game. Some of the signs we teach them are eat, more, please, thank you. These seem very basic but you would be amazed at how much this helps out adults understanding what the child wants.

Friday Feast #166

Name a great website you would recommend to others.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?
Probably about 2-3 lately b/c I have been soooo tired.

Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?
Yes. I had a kitten named Buttons. She was sooo cute. She would climb up on your lap and rub her head under your chin. We also had a Schnauzer named Benji. I really liked that dog.

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
Oh I don't know. Maybe a cell phone commercial. i just love that one where the grandma is texting right along with the kids. Too funny.

What is your favorite kind of hard candy?
I like Life Savers peppermint candies. Yum:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

another picture

Here is the finished project. We still have a few little things to finish up but am so glad this is done. Painting is a HUGE project and next time.... I think we are going to just side it.:)

painting pictures

Ok. Here is one picture of the girls helping paint the house. It was a dark brown color and we painted it a lighter tan color. Our oldest daughter is hanging out the window and handing our other daughter paint. It looks funny but we had a very good system and actually made the job go much quicker. I have another picture to show you of the front of the house but blogger is not working with me right now.Ugh!!!!Will try later.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


We finally got the house painted. Yes, I know it has taken forever but with our schedule, we are lucky it is done now.I will have to post pictures tomorrow b/c our camera needs charged right now. I am sooo excited that it is done!!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Good movie

Watched a really good movie today that everyone should watch. No bad words, just a plain good movie. It is a tear jerker though. Not going to tell you about the movie,just go out a rent it and then tell me if you liked it. The movie is called the Ultimate Gift.

Friday, October 19, 2007

friday feast

If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
I would be Shih Tzu just like my dog,because they are cute and cuddly and very loving

What does the color purple make you think of?
Calm,quiet, peaceful

Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
Usually only about 25-30 minutes. I get up before everyone else so mornings are my time.

Main Course
How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
8. Not really. We used to get together when we were little,but not any more.

Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter)
Juicy Fruit

100 Acre Woods Quiz

Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!

Found this over at Talk to Grams. Guess this fits me pretty good.Fun quiz.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

our get away

Sorry it's taken me so long to post about this weekend,but yesterday was so busy I didn't have time to post anything.
We did have a great time. It was sooooo nice just getting away by ourselves. We haven't done this for so long it was sort of hard to decide what to do without 4 other voices with their opinions telling us what they want to do.
We stayed at a really nice hotel/waterpark at the Dells. The first day we went downtown to the strip area and they had a fall festival going on(right up my alley):) and then we just walked around and window shopped. Everything there is very overpriced.Defintely a tourist trap. We ate lunch and then went mini golfing-of course, I did not win,but we had fun-that is all that matters.
We went over to the water park and rode the lazy river and got in the 2 hot tubs. I am not much of a big water slide person. All I'll say is NICE:)
We did call the kids several times. Missed them like crazy!!!!They all behaved and when we got home the house was picked up and dishes done. WOW!!!!:)Guess they did miss us after all.*smile*
I enjoyed the time away,but am also glad to be back home and back to routine.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I have a post about our weekend away but it is on the laptop and blogger wouldn't let me post it last night,so will hopefully get it posted today sometime.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tomorrow is the day

Getting excited about our get away. Haven't been away on a trip with my hubby for a long time and we need a break. It is only a few days but sometimes just getting away from it all is exactly what you need. Don't get me wrong, I will miss my kids HORRIBLY,and will be thinking about them the whole time. They all have plans for the weekend so I know they will be okay. Will try to get pictures of where we go to share with you all on Sunday evening.

Monday, October 08, 2007

happy anniversary

Today is our 19th anniversary. We didn't do too much today,but this weekend we are going on a trip by ourselves!!! Yes, without kids,all alone.:) We won a free trip this past year and we decided to use it for ourselves. Can't believe it has been 19 years.It has flown by soooo quickly. Yes, we are still very happily married.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Back Home

Well, we made it back. Had a good time but too short for our youngest.They lost their game last night but Caleb made both touchdowns!!! Yeah!! Our middle daughter got to do a lot of driving on the way there and on the way back. Just wouldn't let her drive through Chicago. I am not ready for her to drive through that town-I won't even drive through there. Too many cars!!!
We are all relaxing this afternoon. Those short trips take a lot out of you. I don't like to sleep anywhere away from home anyway-that's just me.:)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Weekend happenings

Well, it is going to be another busy weekend around here. I don't think I can remember a weekend that hasn't been busy for awhile. We are going to Ohio to watch one of our daughter's friend's football game. They dated for awhile and he has been keeping us up to date on his football games, so we decided to go cheer him on at his last home game.
The kids had today off and also have Monday off for Columbus Day. I like these days b/c it is not so crazy in the morning trying to get everyone out the door on time. I am just so thankful that our oldest daughter is home to help take kids to school and run errands for me since i have the daycare at the house.She has been a great help to me.
Hope you all enjoy your weekends. It is suppose to be unseasonably warm this weekend. I don't mind. This is my favorite time of the year.(If I haven't mentioned that before)hehe:)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

When I say "I'm a Christian"

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost! That’s why I chose this way”When I say, “I am a Christian,” I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble-needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name

When I say, “I am a Christian,” I do not wish to judge
I have no authority–I only know I’m loved

Monday, October 01, 2007


UGH!!! Am having trouble adding the award buttons to my blog. I saved the images and then went to photobucket and it wouldn't load to photobucket. Will try tomorrow I guess. Also, tried to make the smile award smaller on paint and it ends up loading really big at the bottom of my page.

To Maddie

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Can't believe you are 9 years old now. I remember the day I got the call that you were born and I went to see you. You are growing up into a beautiful young lady. Love you and miss you!!!!! Hope you have a fun birthday. Send us pictures.:)