Just for Fun..

May 12, 2010|11:53 am

I know that Jay will someday do something with animals. If he doesn’t become a veterinarian or own a zoo (his current ambitions). He will at least have many pets. He has made portable zoos, farms and jungles all this winter. here for your viewing pleasure I’ll share a few of the photos we have snapped.

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Aren’t Elephants fun?

Monday Monday..

May 10, 2010|7:00 am

Time is flying by so fast! already it is Monday and the second day of our History three week mini co-op. Because I spent yesterday playing up at the Sheep  and Wool Festival with several of my children I did not get the final touches ready for our group today. I am off to do that momentarily, but wanted to get down a few thoughts before that.

I had an absolutely gorgeous fun day on Mother’s Day!  A couple of the boys stayed home with Dad. The other children all came with me so I had five of various ages. I also spoke to all my He-men guys who are scattered and living with their families all over. They all called(or came by) to say Happy Mother’s Day. The younger children gave me a card as  well as some flowers for my planters. It was a wonderful day. Yet I spent a part of it feeling sad and down. Nothing horrible, nothing serious just a bit down. I realized as Pat and I talked last night that I have been coming down with a case of pity party over the last several days. I have been doubting how effective I am in life. I know my  main job is MOM and wife. I know that God wants me to work hard and intensely at that job. I love the job. I love the life.  So why do I question myself and the effectiveness of what I have done?  And NO my children! This is not a subtle push for you to reassure me. If you happen to read this. If I happen to decide to actually hit publish when I am done. (I do love the delete button).

Why as mamas do we work hard for years at a time .. Satisfied with loving our families, and loving Christ, to be pulled up short by little insidious doubts and worries?  Ahhh could it be lack of time in the Word? Surely that’s part of it. This has been a busy season of life for me. OK! that popped out easy enough in my pondering. Could it be lack of time in prayer? Most likely, as I know these thoughts don’t come from the Lord! So I need to take more time for both. Sounds easy enough, but you mamas out their know it isn’t that easy. So on this day after Mother’s day take a few minutes to pray for Mamas everywhere. We all need it.

Have a blessed week.

Blogging…

May 5, 2010|9:58 pm

Has become the scrapbook I don’t have time for. I miss my scrapbooking. I have tons of supplies and pictures but the work of getting it all out and together is just too much work. So I come here and blog. or think about blogging! I have all these ideas for posts and only get to one every now and then. Most of them aren’t worth the digital and virtual space they take but I still have fun!

Someday maybe I’ll find time to pull out all that scrap book stuff. I did it about two months ago and even got ten pages done. I still have about thirty to go to finish Matt and Monica’s scrapbook (from their wedding). Hmm maybe by the time of their tenth or twentieth wedding anniversary?

I think maybe it is time to check into digital scrapbooking. Anyone have any great programs they like? I know mom was playing with it before she died and had bought into a site but I didn’t keep the info she had. Maybe I’ll have to look through the pile of program discs I have of hers.

Have a blessed night!

Food Friday with a Friend!

May 4, 2010|4:17 pm

A week ago Friday, my friend Laurie and I ran away. She had a buy one get one free coupon for Ihop so we headed for the cities. After breakfast we wandered around the Mall of America for about 15 minutes. By then my friend Michelle had called and so we went to meet her at Ikea. After wandering around a bit it was time to eat again… so off to Ikea’s restaurant for their Swedish meatballs and lingonberries. Other people may have chosen healthier eats but I held out for the good stuff!~grin~ !

A visit to both a Whole Foods store and then Trader Joes was next on the list. We both wandered around and bought some healthy organic things we can’t get here in our town.

I had a buy one get one for Dunn Bros. Ice Creama so we set the GPS for the one in the direction closest to home. Much to our surprise we found it was housed in an historic old building in Eden Prairie. We enjoyed our drinks on the porch.

Laurie

Laurie

Isn't this a great venue for a coffee shop!?

Isn't this a great venue for a coffee shop!?

I love porch swings!

I love porch swings!

I haven’t been happy with any pictures of me for years but at least I enjoyed getting this photo. Good coffee, great friend and a porch swing. Laurie and I think our next run away day should be a book or flower extravaganza!

Spring sightings..

May 1, 2010|1:37 pm
Signs of spring a child riding a horse

Signs of spring a child riding a horse

chatting on the swings

chatting on the swings

Beautiful girls in bonnets

Beautiful girls in bonnets

nursing little lambs even if you know it's just to make their last hours easier

nursing little lambs even if you know it's just to make their last hours easier

little girls and lambs are such natural photo ops!

little girls and lambs are such natural photo ops!

as are girls and bunnies!

as are girls and bunnies!

buds on the trees

buds on the trees

all wonderful delicious creations of the LORD! So much to be grateful for!