Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Brant, Shelly and the boys got completely moved. They are so excited. They purchased a nice home with a big shop and a beautiful back yard for the boys to play in. It reminds me of the back yards you would throw a blanket down and take a nap under the big shade trees. I'm so proud for them. The house is close to the park too, so with 3 boys going to play ball that's going to be real handy.
This is Sammi's last week of swimming lessons. Monday night a session of her class was jumping off the diving board. She wanted no part of that. She does fine in the deep end, she just doesn't want to jump. So last night when Baley got to the lessons, Sammi refused to get out of the Blazer. ............so Baley brought her home. She was afraid they were going to try and make her jump off the diving board again. I've been afraid before.......that is an awful feeling for an adult, let alone a 4 year old. So we'll see what happens tonight.
A new quote......."Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here let's dance."
Monday, July 28, 2008
Andrew and Sammi were making their own party at Dylan's house. Can you tell by this picture that Grandma has her hands full? They are so funny but fight like cats and dogs. You don't mess with one because the other will jump right in and defend the other. They should have been brother and sister instead of cousins, but I sure do love 'em.
Logan is growing up so fast. Isn't he going to be so handsome? (Of course, Grandma would think so) He enjoyed Dylan's party 'cause he got to hang out with the big kids. He'll be that age before I know it.
And our newest addition, Baby Caleb. He didn't care what was going on or who was holding him as long they had a bottle in their hand.
I wish I could learn how to take better pictures, I've just got to take the time to practice or go to a class like Cynde did. Or take lessons from Nikki. Check out her blog. She takes some awesome pictures. Her link in on the right side of my posting.
"Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life --Brian Andreas
Thursday, July 24, 2008
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our life bloom.........Marcel Proust
I love to plant flowers when the spring weather hits. I usually plant impatients, petunia waves, geraniums and zinias. But I will admit I start getting tired of watering and taking care of them around this time of the year. Brad's pretty good about taking over for me though. He enjoys yard work and the flowers and plants, (but to listen to him he hates it). These are some of my Zinias. They have really been pretty this year.
We've got a busy weekend planned. Brant and Shelly bought a new home, so we will be moving them this weekend. Baley works Saturday, so Miss Sammi will be with me to help. And my nephew Dylan Joe turns the big 16 this weekend................whoo hoo...............That's going to be so handy. He now takes over as the errand boy......(get this, get that). He's a really neat kid. He reminds me so much of my dad.
Gotta go....Have a good evening.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tomorrow I hope to post some pictures. But in the meantime, while I was off work I went through some of my old scrapbooking books and magazines. I came across "Substance of Life" by Chatterbox. It has 25 artists that share their Most Meaningful Scrapbooks. On page 56, Nancy Bergenske shares a book about her daughter that has Lukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy. Her cover really caught my eye since I have a good friend going through chemo and a cousin diagnosed with lung cancer. Here's what her cover says:
What Cancer Can't Do......
It cannot cripple LOVE,
It cannot shatter HOPE,
It cannot corrode FAITH,
It cannot destroy PEOPLE,
It cannot kill FRIENDSHIP,
It cannot suppress MEMORIES,
It cannot silence COURAGE,
It cannot invade the SOUL,
It cannot steal eternal LIFE,
It cannot conquer the SPIRIT.
I'm sure each one of know someone that cancer has touch their life. Please remember my friend and my cousin in your prayerss
Have a good day and thanks for checking in.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is two shelving units Brad bought at Lowe's and stained for me. Then he connected them together by building shelves. He pretty good, I could loan him out for a small fee.
Paper, paper, paper. Can't have enough paper
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July.