"I am the true vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them will bear much fruit." John 15:5

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

It was the most amazing Thanksgiving !!!!
 A huge group happy and eating. . .a magazine worthy shot!

Nativity 2010

 Oh Come Let Us Adore You!
 Oh Come all Ye Faithful!

Friday, November 5, 2010

My thinking for Thanksgiving this Year!

Easy Peasy is my style this year. . .oh, I know, I have been known to kill a party with my ideas and I will when H turns 6 this year but. . . I love this idea for Thanksgiving! So easy so peasy! And yes, so cute. I will put crayons on the table and let everyone add to the decor. Come on over!

Halloween Parties!

Being in charge of one Halloween party and aiding in the other is a small feat. I mean, can I be in two places at once?
But I must say, H was the cutest Dorothy of them all. Even though Dorothy was the costume of the year for 6 year olds! What?? How come I don't get these emails??
As for R's Halloween party. . .the key to a fantastic Halloween party is to have fantastic moms to help!
The amazing pics alone are worthy of a magazine!

I mean really!!! Amazing!

Oh We're off to see the Wizard!!!

          Happy Halloween!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday my friend Vickie!! So much fun at her party!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Aren't they adorable, especially given that hey wanted to wear the 1980's headbands themselves?
Tennis season! And I am loving it. Can I say so far. . . .this is my favorite sport ever!!!!????

Easy Breezy and of course my kids are N A T U R A L S!!
Love it!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Puppy Love

Can you resist him?Isn't he adorable?
He is my constant companion now that the kids are at school! I love his silly way of sitting with one leg out to the side! Ahhhhh!!! Puppy Love!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

She's a BEAUTY!

Has her own desk!

Has a friend who is 2 feet tall but she thinks he is AWESOME!

My own pencil case! WOOO HOOO!
She is a BEAUTY!

. . .she really loves her brother!

just look at her!

Happy Birthday to my BIG 9 year old!


Do you say . . .

9 years old?
It started with breakfast in bed!
Donuts and balloons!

Friday, August 20, 2010

How MUCH can I love you?

Me and my little angels. . .the sunset. . .sand and surf
When he grows up. . . He wants a beach house so he can meditate!
She wants to be a lawyer so she can afford a beach house! Full of life!
They are angels sent to me from heaven!

Friday, July 16, 2010


My H and her puppy love. . . Comet!

Holy Communion

My sweet angel boy took Christ into his body this Year!

Our Family and Friends came and the party was awsome!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Zoo!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

RIP Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig, the four star Army general who served three Republican presidents, including a stint as secretary of state, died Saturday of complications from an infection. He was 85 and surrounded by family in his last hours.

Haig, who held top White House posts under presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, launched his own candidacy for president in 1988, but his campaign never took off and Republicans chose George H.W. Bush.

Fairly or not, he will be remembered for his over-reaching remark after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, when, as secretary of state, he declared, "As of now, I am in control here in the White House, pending the return of the vice president." Haig later acknowledged he had used a poor choice of words and would have a hard time living down the line.

He sometimes came off as a taciturn, hard-nosed military man but he had a lighter side. During the run-up to one of his confirmation hearings in the 1980s, the late Sen. Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio, a political foe, presented him with a box of nails. Haig got the joke and laughed along with the senator.

The Associated Press, citing his family, said Haig died about 1:30 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

H is a Rascal!

We take our children to Church every Sunday and believe me. . .for a little 5 year old that is not an easy task. She tries to sit patiently but she is a rascal and gets into trouble easily. The glare doesn't work, separating the kids doesn't work. . .finally usually after a few threats of some sort I have to drag her out of church til she calms down.
This past Sunday she was not letting my son sit in his seat. Every time he moved to another spot in the pew she was behind him. She wanted him to sit in her lap but his was becoming distracting for me, Rami and the rest of the church members behind us.

Finally. . .I took her hand and dragged her into the waiting area in the back of the church. I could hear the priest read the gospel and she was ignored by me until she came to her senses.
She came up to me and pointed into a room off to the side. "Momma, what is that room?" The very dark room was the reconciliation room, where you go to confess your sins to a priest. I told her that.
Hmmmm. . .I could see her wheels turning.

After a while she told me she was ready to go back inside and be a "good girl."
I told her she is always a good girl but sometimes she makes poor choices.

As usual after a scolding, H is my best buddy. She climbed into my lap and cuddled with me quietly for the rest of mass.
At one point she whispered into my ear. . ."When do I go to recoliciation( she mispronounced)?"
I told her not until 2nd grade.
She whispered, "Then I am going to have a lot to tell the priest!" She was beaming with a silly grin ear to ear!
That rascal!

My children teach me every day. Even when I think I am teaching them. . .
R and I have been reading Huckleberry Finn together every night. It is fun to read together especially since it is a book I never read either so we are discovering a book together!
As you may know, Huckleberry Finn takes place when there is slavery and they Mark Twain uses the "n" word to say black man or black woman. I have been just saying "black person" or what ever in place of reading that word.
We decided to go to the library half way through the book to borrow the movie to watch. During the movie they use the "n" word. I finally had to explain what that meant because R doesn't have any idea of prejudice or slavery.
So, we are back to reading to book and again I say "black man" in place of the "n" word and R says "Where does it say "n"?" I point to the word and he begins to look for it in the book. "There it is again Momma!" "Why do they say that?"
So we again have a discussion about ignorance, fear, prejudice and the like.
He asks me if we know anyone who feels that way toward black people. . .and I hesitantly say yes. He asks who? I mention someone who he really admires. Then without a blink he says the most Christ like thing I have ever heard come out of his mouth. . ." Mommy. . .was he just never taught that we are all sons of God?" "We are all connected! So, if he feels that way about a black person. . .he obviously never learned we are all connected!"
Lesson #1000 from my son. . .Judge not lest you be judge!