Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I was also pleased that my Violas were still hanging in there. My older sister calls these little guys Monkey Faces because they look like little monkeys to her and I have always loved them. They only have a few weeks of life left in them which makes my hubby so happy. He happens to dislike my pretty little violas. It could be because they like to take over every spot of the garden. And that is why I love them. They grow fast and spread out and just make me happy.
Then I stumbled upon these things. They look like weeds but are supposed to be "wildflowers". We shall see.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
It seems I understood the scriptures just a little differently then she did. I asked if she was married and she told me no. I told her to come back and we’d talk about this when she had been married for a while and had some children of her own.
I believe the scriptures are right when they say a father should lead righteously in his family. But that is a lot different then him being the head of me. I want a husband who is my partner and who treats me with love and respect. Not a husband who treats me like his property.
But more important then that, I want a husband who treats my children with the same respect. Some one who is a good Dad. A good example of a man who helps his family become better and grow stronger.
My Father in Ft. Hall Washington about 1957.
This song relays just how I feel a Dad should be.
A secret that my Daddy said was just between us."
Thank you George Strait!
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad’s in my life. My Dad and my step father, my Grandfather, my brothers, my uncles, my cute hubby and even the father of my children. Enjoy your day and know that even when you make mistakes in being a parent, your kids still find love for you! For you children of Dad's, please give them a call and tell them how you feel before they are gone from your lives and you no longer can.
My Father at the end of the Vietnam War, about 1974.
Have a beautiful Sunday and a wonderful Fathers Day!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Shannon at Welcome to the Nuthouse, recently sponsored a Swap. This was to be a chance for Bloggers who wanted to visit different areas of the country to swap with someone who wanted to visit their area.
This was the first swap I had ever joined in on and what a fun time I had.
I chose to "visit" the Northeast area of the US. And this is the package of goodies I received from Sarah at In The Trenches of Mommyhood. Sarah lives in Massachusetts, I place I would someday love to visit.
Here is my Boston Package. There were wine bottle tags, the cutest watermelon candles, salt water taffy, a lobster sucker (which Alex now has), napkins and plates, a Sea Breeze Yankee Candle and a postcard showing Fenway Park that my co worker Jim is totally jealous of.
Thank you so much to Sarah. It was so fun opening up our box and seeing all the treasures she sent!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Here is the only picture I got of Sherrie with Madie. Not a great shot since I took it with my cell phone!
In the day, (circa 1974) Memory Grove was a favorite place to hang out. (It used to have Gravity Hill and a Ghost that would fly toward your car!!) It's so beautiful and quiet there. They have changed many things about Memory Grove since those blissful days of the mid 70's, but the biggest change is the entrance. I actually got lost trying to find it. The old entrance that I used to use is now a one way street...an exit not an entrance. And the other entrance is now hidden by a park and a gate.
We met Sherrie here and she is so sweet and ever so cute and has the to be the pillar of patience. If you check out her blog just know that her pictures do not do her justice. She is one cute Kaysville Momma. Me, I forgot my camera, so I don't have a picture of her to show you!!
My thanks to Sherrie. It was a joy to meet you and Madie had a wonderful time and even how nice you were. She loves the pictures and can hardly wait to show them off! You are the best.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I still remember, as I started to write my first post, trying to get my heart to stop beating so hard, waiting for my hands to stop sweating and my brain to get a grip and realize that when you blog some people may actually read what you write. But, Adiel convinced me. Blogging was a great way to make new friends. And hadn't I stalked too many people for far too long? So I went ahead with that first post and hit publish....and started to shake.
I Knew No One Was Going To Read My Blog.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The assignment I chose today was:
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I am very happy that she has a great job to look forward to but I am "concerned" that she is moving so far away.
Love you Adiel...take care of yourself.
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
"If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water."
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Here is a cute picture of my Mom and her only sibling Tom. I used to dream about being an only child but now that I am an adult (cough) I would miss my sisters. Everyone should have sisters (and sisters in law!)
This picture was taken about 1937 when my Mom was 4 years old and Tom was 3.
I love this picture. It shows how really innocent childhood could be and should be.
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Just an FYI, I have decided to try my hand at committing to a weekly post of my own so beginning this Sunday I will begin a feature called Sunday Sermons. I promise these will not be sermons. Even though we ALL have so many hard times in our lives we all have a lot to be thankful for. That is what I hope to spotlight with Sunday Sermons.