Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Squirrel X-ing

I always knew that my little squirrel was a bit of a nut!
But what I didn't know...
was that my little squirrel has been keeping a nut HUT!
Some of the more peculiar treasures that we pulled out of there {not including the disposable razor that he had pulled out of the trash}: empty dirt pods from the garden, a bungee cord, my gardening seeds, a new toothbrush and a Tylenol syringe.
I'm not entirely sure but I think I might prefer fort building to this.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I Hope I Never Forget...

::how Ben asks for "spicy sauce" instead of  cinnamon applesauce::
::how The Deuce call Wendy's, "Wendy's House"::
::how they beg for scooby's {smoothies}:: 
::how Abe say's "shaky" when something is scary:: 
::how we eat "sanks" in our house, not snacks::
"how Ben say's "A.B.-ham" instead of Abraham::

And I especially hope that I never forget Abe's first prayer...

Dear Yord, thank you for dis day. 
Thank you for chicken's.
Thank you for cow's milk.
Thank you for da horses. 
Thank you that you love us.
In Jesus name, amen. 
Precious days, these are.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


In just a little under two weeks, my mom and aunt will be flying to Albuquerque to take over the troops while Jeremy and I fly back east for one of my oldest and dearest friend's wedding. And as if taking care of our offspring for five days isn't enough, they've also offered to re-paint the The Deuce's room while we're gone. And clean my oven. Oh wait, that's just my wishful thinking! Seriously though, the boys room has been a project on the to-do list for a while. And we're not exactly motivated to get it done, mostly because of the work that we know is associated with it but also because we seem to lack the creative juices to get it done. The few things we've managed to accomplish came only because of a random trip to Hobby Lobby with the husband one night. This was my pick...
This was Jer's...{opposites attract, right?!}
And here is one of my work in progress quilts. I still need to pick a border, binding and backing for it but you get the general idea...

So I am calling on all of you out in blogland, HELP! Ideas, thoughts, creative inspiration? I am clay for the molding...what would you do? Tell me your picks for paint colors, DIY projects, anything! Me and my mush for brains would be forever grateful!

Monday, April 4, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

41-50 of my 1000 gifts... 
 A mopped kitchen floor
5:00 pediatrician's appointment made at 4:15
An after hours doctor appointment, prescription pick up, takeout, and back home occurring faster than dinner on most nights
Qualified elders {Titus 1}
Waking before the rest of the house
Spring flowers
Mid-week Bible study
Husband made coffee, every morning, without fail
Requests to bake from my boys