Sunday, September 29, 2013

I'm Not An *ISH* Kind Of Person

You know who you are

You ISH people.

You know, you go to bed at 10 ISH.

And you eat dinner at 6 ISH.

And you meet your friends at the mall at 4 ISH.

I am not an ISH kind of person.

Meet me at the mall at 4.

Let's have dinner at 6.

Not ISH.

How do I become an ISH?

I would like to be an ISH.

Not being an ISH is stressful.

The End....ISH.

And just because I have some CUTE ISH grands...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

38 in years.

38 of them.

i love adding to them every year.

with him.......

He is amazing. Truly. His biking buddies and his golf buddies are always commenting on how wonderful it is that I don't nag him about taking the time to do those things. It's not because I am not a nag :), it's because he is so *present* when he's NOT doing those things. That makes it work for us.
 I consider it pure joy to be his wife!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Beach Buddies

Thirty years ago we moved to where we live now.

It is a couple of hours away from my family.

That was such a hard time for me.

And though we made that trip AT LEAST several times a month....

I needed a support group here.

I developed a friendship with some ladies at the school my kids attended.

We started going on beach trips once a year.

That turned into a once a month get together for meals.

We have shared births and deaths.

Divorces and marriages.

Happy times and sad times.  

We haved cooked each other meals.

And played *Florence Nightingale* during hospital visits.

We've given baby showers

And wedding showers

And we have prayed like crazy for each other's kids...

And grandkids.

My family will ALWAYS be the most important people in my life.

But these ladies........

They mean the world to me too.

I'm glad I am doing life with them.

Friday, September 20, 2013


This is the Fitbit!!!

It is basically a pedometer....but so much more! It tracks your steps, your stair climbs and even your sleep. It also tracks calories burned. The thing I like about it is it synks to your phone, Ipad, etc and automatically uploads to it. You never have to hook it back up to it. It's completely wireless. You can also follow friends that use Fitbit and compete with them in # of steps walked.

I love mine!

Do you use one??

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How cute are these magnets?????

The grandchildren LOVE to play with the magnets on my refrigerator!

 Sarah, at Personal Creations, contacted me about sharing one of her products on my blog. I took a look at her company and immediately knew how much the kids would love having a magnet to play with that was their very own! I pointed out to the twins last night which one was theirs and they were so excited! They can't read their name yet but recognized their own after a few minutes! I love that I can hang their art work on the fridge with the magnet that is theirs! 

Click here take a look at Personal Creations

They offer lots of gifts for the home, for grandparents and for gift giving!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I remember the times I prayed very specifically for something.

Like when the twins were born early.

And were in the NICU.

I prayed for T to come off CPAP.

And for C to learn to suck, swallow, breathe.

And I prayed specifically for this mom (DIL) to have a baby.

Last night I was reminded of a passage in the bible:

Luke 18: 35-42

A blind beggar wanted his eye sight restored.

He ask Jesus to heal him.

And though Jesus KNEW what he wanted,

Jesus wanted him to be specific about it.

Jesus said "What do you want me to do?"

"Lord, I want to see....."

And his sight was restored.

Be specific in your prayers.

Ask the Lord to bless your children with a christian spouse.

Ask Him to heal your cousin who is facing heart surgery.

The Lord knows, but He WANTS you to be specific.

I was also reminded to be specific with people.

We often say *Let's do lunch.*

But we never get specific.

I want to be better about saying

*Let's do lunch. How about Wednesday at 12:00?*

If we are specific in our prayer and in our daily living,

We will start to see changes.

Being specific is a goal of mine.

God hears my prayers.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Put Your Big Girl Panties On And Deal With It

Sometimes don't you wish you could just say this to someone??!!

Thursday, September 05, 2013


LOOK who started to preschool today!!!

LOOK who got a new tooth!!!
(And it's not the one with the pink bow!!)

LOOK who LOVES to ride the horsie.......

LOOK who thinks Poppy is funny.....

Lots to LOOK at and be thankful for this week.

Trying hard to LOOK for things to be INTENTIONAL about.

There are lots of blessings all around you.

Just LOOK for them.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Happy Birthday to The BEST Surprise Ever!

So, yeh, it was the 80's....

And the BOWL CUT was obviously IN.

Happy 32nd Birthday

To The best Surprise EVER!

We love you Jordie!