Tuesday, April 28, 2009

we interrupt this blog.

done with this.

and this.

taking a break from this.

and this.

and this.

so we can go here.

and here.

and do this.

with them.

and them.

and them.

can't wait.
be back next week.

have a blessed week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

spontaneity defined.

i would not say that i am naturally spontaneous.
spontaneous is defined as of a person having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner.
i think with home schooling and mothering [for me anyways] i have to create some sort of order/routine.
this works for a while.  it's good.
last night
[about 6:45]
lauren and megan gently mentioned that today is Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's.
the "routine me" would have said, "it's 7:00. we have been gone all day long [or what seems like all day long]. your brother is a basket case [no nap today]. you need to get ready for bed. i want to go to bed."
BUT [here's the but again]
the "spontaneous me" [something i didn't realize i had] along with jeff said,
"let's go".
and that was it.
we headed down the road to our local B&J and stood in line for less than 10 minutes for a yummy spontaneous treat.  
now i like ice cream.
but to me this was not about the ice cream.
the old me yes it would have been all about getting a sweet treat.
this was about something so much bigger for me [and jeff].
we realized how incredibly easy it is to get stuck in that daily routine.
you feel like your in a box.
wake up.  feed the kids. go to work [or stay home if you home school].  take kids to lessons.  be patient. be sweet. timeouts [mommy included].  feed the kids.  go outside.  go to the gym.  feed the kids [i didn't realize this was such a big part of our day].  spend time with each child.  make dinner.  get everybody ready for bed.  go to bed.  and do it all again tomorrow.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. my mommy job. my teaching time with the kids.  wouldn't trade it for the world.
we all need just a drop of spontaneity to keep those days from feeling so "the same".
found this website...pretty cool for some ideas on being spontaneous. enjoy!

who knew that a trip to Ben and Jerry's would revolutionize my thinking.
thank you to my Father in heaven who ALWAYS knows what i need.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan 
that can succeed against the Lord.   Proverbs 21:30

happy wednesday.

Monday, April 20, 2009

we walked.

on saturday we took part in a truly amazing event.
it was so wonderful seeing all the people that came out to walk for the same purpose.
juvenile diabetes.
the event was at carowinds in fort mill, sc.
our elli's angels team raised $545.00.
all the family teams combined earned over $700,000.
so great.
we love you elli and we would love for you guys to come here and walk with us next year.
can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks.  nine days to be exact.

happy monday.

Friday, April 10, 2009


according to the other Jack Johnson three is the magic number.  
and I would have to agree.
i love this boy.
today he is three.
it is impossible to restrict my list of what i love about him to 3 things but in order to keep this short and get back to the birthday boy i will....

1. i simply love his enthusiasm for life.
2. he makes me laugh.  he got the funny gene.
3. he loves to be hugged and kissed, cuddled and tickled, but he also loves to play lion and trains, and cars and be loud.

happy birthday to my sweet boy!

happy weekend!