Thursday, September 16, 2010

Unfinished Business

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:4

Maybe my focus has been off lately and especially not my Lord and Savior. With, that I pray for forgiveness and focus.

Other things around here just seem to go in cycles with projects started and not completed. I feel that I have so many ideas that I have to get them going before I forget. Last week, I marked many things off my list of to dos only to realize this week that maybe my quiet time with God should be a daily project.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

At IT Again

To be successful, is to have one little boy stay dry and clean for several days...(by the way, he is only two, but goodness he looks four in that picture and I think one of his brothers must have combed his hair). His brothers did great. Elliott trained in a couple of weeks while Ethan trained while we were on vacation at the beach. This little guy is just doing it his way and I'll be honest and say that I haven't really disciplined myself to train him...Well, Ms. Nice Mommy is over changing dirty pants and has taken charge of the potty stuff around here.
If I had a quarter for every time that I have said, "Evan, remember to stay dry and clean," or "Evan, lets go potty," well, I would hire a housekeeper to pick those toys up in that picture. The boxers are working and have helped to remind him as well as me to stay on top of the game. Basically, we have stayed close to home so that trips wouldn't distract us from our progress. So we will see how it goes and maybe, just maybe he will be trained before his third birthday. I would love to only buy pullups for bedtime.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Our family traveled to New Smyrna Beach, FL for the first time this year. We were supposed to stay in Gulf Shores, AL, but the oil ran us off. Since we have stayed in Daytona for vacations and race weeks before, we knew a lot about the area, but nothing about the small quiet town just down the road. We fell in love with the quiet beaches and the closeness of Daytona. While on vacation, we spent our days riding boogie boards and building sandcastles. At night, we ate some yummy food, played putt putt, and even went to watch Toy Story 3 on Father's Day. Jarrett agreed that Father's Day spent at the beach with his family was the best.

So, now that I am back home, I am working on a few orders waiting on my answering machine and maybe tackling a few sewing projects that have been stuck on my sewing table for awhile.

By the way, a package from CocoJ was waiting at my door. Thank you Corrie and the boys say thank you for the yummies.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Hot GLue eQuals a big ol' BliSter

For Teacher Appreciation Week, I whipped up these two cuties. I think I like the thicker wooden letters from Mike's craft store rather than these skinny ones at the Lobby of HObby.
This post must include the following warnings:
1. Hot glue will leave blisters and require children's boo boo bags to help alleviate the pain 2. This may be a go to gift in a pinch and a great way to clean out ribbon and fabric scraps
3. You may also acquire an addiction to cute trims

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ribbon and Burlap Tassel

After making lots of Keychains and a few ribbon topiaries, I have accumulated many, many ribbons. A trip to the mart of wal furnished the burlap and another trip to various local craft stores yielded the trims and wooden letter. Basically, I googled "fancy tassels" and found several tutorials, but this may have been my favorite one to follow:

So what do you think? Should I take this to the shop that sells my keychains? What do you think of the monogram?

Shhh, don't tell my son's teachers. I have one for each of them to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

One of these little fireman turns five today. Can you guess which one?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Life with Boys

Sooo, this has been winter break and why oh why do we have one (yes, I know teachers need a break to recoup), but it just doesn't make sense when we could have an extra week at the pool in the summer. What else do you do when it is too cold to go outside and everything else costs an arm and a leg to go and do.

Life with Boys, why the title. I'll tell you why. I have heard nothing but, burp noises, butt noises (yes, butt is a bad word at our house), toilet funnies, laughs at the word underwear...well, you get the point. And by the way, I have reached my limit. I am blogging to vent my frustration. I am considering drastic forms of punishment at this point to stop this malay (punishment being no wii or tv and maybe soap).

I haven't decided what may be the best course of action. Oh by the way, did I mention we are taking the course, "Growing Kids God's Way," by the Ezzos (the Babywise saints). Maybe I should consult the manual to see if they have a chapter on this stuff. That would be good and bad all at the same time.

So, please Dear Lord, my prayer to you would be for some patience and maybe a little creativity dealing with this situation and maybe a way for me to have some quiet girly time that doesn't involve body functions, except maybe a manicure and pedicure.