Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gratitude Week 5

holy experience

#41 - children unloading the dishwasher, without being asked

#42 - pie eating contest, watching not participating

#43 - live performance of Annie

#44 - hearing children memorize the Word of God

#45 - shoes

#46 - hot baths on these cold nights

#47 - watching children dance in the living room

#48 - my beloved's unconditional love

#49  -watching my daughter play Mary in the children's Christmas
          program at church

#50 - FBC Roanoke's Christmas Cantata

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gratitude Week 4

#31 - spending time with my daughter teaching her an old past time - sewing

#32 - Christmas parades

#33 - an evening out with my beloved

#34 - watching my husband sew, because he loves me

#35 - finding a box of old sermon notes

#36 - finding a box of old letters and cards from my beloved before he became my husband

#37 - homemade Christmas gifts

#38 - gift cards

#39 - late night talks with my niece

#40 - Text messages from my beloved all day long while he is away at work

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gratitude Week 2

holy experience

It's Monday again, and here's what I am thankful for:

#11 - my church family

#12 - my home

#13 - my dad

#14 - healthy children

#15 - God's mercy

#16 - lunch with good friends today

#17 - teaching Children's church

#18 - Emma's American Heritage Girl's troop

#19 - our vehicles

#20 - Ms. Sharon

Jointhe Gratitude Community here.

Monday, November 15, 2010


holy experience

I am joining Ann Voskamp in her Gratitude Community and going to spend Mondays here on the blog focusing on the things I am thankful for.

#1 - my children's laughter

#2 - a loving husband

#3 - clean running water

#4 - My Savior's unending grace

#5 - floors that have to be swept daily

#6 - our Pastor, who is not afraid to preach God's word boldy

#7 - my mom

#8 -  a warm comfy bed to climb into on these chilly nights

#9 - the ability to homeschool my children

#10 - good friends

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Partying Blood

I had to go in for some blood work the other day. So the kids and I go to the doctor's office and I get my blood work done. We then leave and head out to get some lunch. We park and are about to get out of the truck. My arm was wrapped in the bright blue tape. Not wanting to go in to eat with the bright blue tape on my arm; I check my arm to see if it is still bleeding. Ethan is right there with me checking everything out. It is done bleeding and so I remove the tape. Then Ethan says to me "Mom why do they take your blood from right there in the bend of your arm?" I said, "Well that's just the best place to draw blood from on most people honey." He then says, "Oh is that where your blood parties?"

All I could do was laugh! I love this kid. He always comes up with the funniest things.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WFMW - Flip Top Crayola Markers

The kiddos and I were in Target a couple of weeks ago.

I don't know about ya'll but our first stop is ALWAYS the Dollar bins in Target!

We just happened upon these great markers by Crayola. They are called Flip Top Markers.

I don't know how these sweet little things made it in the dollar bins, because I know I would have paid a lot more for them had I known about them previously.

Since, they were only a dollar, I did what any smart homeschooling momma would do, I bought 4 packs of them! Yes I did!

Now, one pack I did send to my sister in law for my 3 year old nephew. Because this kind of stuff should be shared ya'll! Which is the reason I am telling you about it today!

The cap is attached so you never lose it and have a dried out marker.

It doesn't just flip open to the side and possibly get in your way while coloring (tragedy!)

Oh no, it slides all the way down the marker and allows you to place it on the other end of the marker. Like so:

My daughter who loves to do all things artsy; but who would never color with markers because she said she "hates the way they sound" has colored with nothing but these since we bought them.

My son LOVES them too. As a matter of fact he just made me this great picture of Elvis yesterday! Not bad for a 5 year old. We love Elvis around here...what can I say!

And, I love them because I don't have to turn the house upside down anymore looking for marker lids.  I love anything, that saves me time and only cost me a DOLLAR!!!

Now, go join Kristen at We are THAT family and tell us what works for you!

I have been in no way compensated for this. Just found a great thing and wanted to share it.