Friday, April 30, 2010

Just Be Silly

Do something silly today. The simple act of letting go and having fun, even for a brief moment, can have a miraculous effect on your entire being. Just let go and have fun for just... 30 seconds! My good friend LaDonna and her family in this picture are a very,very good example! My heart just giggles every single time I see this photo!

I have six kids and they can tell you I can be quite silly. Just the simple act of singing, if you want to call it that, at the absolute top of your lungs can have a waving effect on the silliness level of the house. Silly games too! Simple! Just a little imagination and let it go.

I tend to have a dark, dry sense of humor but I am well known for my ability to make people laugh. I consider it a mission in life to try to make the unexpected person stop mid-track and think for a second. Usually their entire attitude changes and they LOL (laugh out loud).

So whether it is something as silly as a 42 year old mom of six skipping to the mailbox with her four year old in tow, an awkward mom playing hopscotch, or a quick hand slap challenge, it only takes a moment to have fun and I promise you that smile will definitely make you forget all of your woes for a moment at least!

So make a silly dinner tonight, watch a silly movie, play hide and seek, Capture the Flag (one of my favorites), have a scavenger hunt for the remote control or gaming controller, whatever it takes, just do it!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Miss Miranda




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Nadia's Story

My high school classmate Jeff Bloom's daughter was the girl missing for four days near Orlando. Tanya, Jeff's wife, shared this with us via Facebook. I thought those of you who were praying while the events unfolded would enjoy seeing the remarkable conclusion to this story. Man God is Good!

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GoCarting


Kevin got a gocart (actually one that he already fixed up and two frames). Garit is totally WILD about it! He had a total blast. All the way up to the point when the chain broke and Garit wanted it going so bad he took the chain off of his bike to try to put on this!!! Awe..... We will get a new chain this week sometime! Garit is in heaven! Nathan hasn't had his chance yet. He was at the Grandparents house this weekend for his Birthday.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Our current homestead - 1





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Our Kittens - My Photo Subjects





Okay, now that you are all awing.....
WHO WANTS ONE (in about five weeks)?

ps. Not easy subjects these fellas, those little guys are QUICK!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nathan's Birthday Photos






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One Year to an Organized Financial Life

My good friend LaDonna at Just Our Thoughts has been working on a series of postings as she is reading Regina Leeds, One Year To An Organized Financial Life. LaDonna is working her way through the book while implement Mrs. Leeds system and keeping us well informed regarding her opinions and progress. I have thoroughly been enjoying it.

Stop by Just Our Thoughts and check it out!


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NADIA IS FOUND

SHE'S FOUND AND ALIVE!!!! NADIA IS FOUND! THANK GOD! AFTER 4 DAYS, COVERED IN MOSQUITO BITES BUT OTHER THAN THAT SO FAR SHE SEEMS TO BE OK. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR PRAYERS! THE POWER OF PRAYER IS AWESOME. GOD LISTENS WHEN WE CALL ON HIM!

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SEARCH FOR NADIA BLOOM


Calling all Prayer Warriors, my friend from Mel Hi, Jeff Bloom, has a daughter who is missing in Orlando. Her name is Nadia Bloom, 11 yrs old. She has been missing for 4 days. Nadia Bloom is missing. She has been missing from her Winter Springs, Florida, home since Friday, April 9, 2010 around 4:30 in the afternoon. Her parents found her abandoned bike in the upright position, her helmet hanging from the handlebars. There was no sign of a struggle.

Nadia Bloom was last seen wearing blue shorts and an orange t-shirt. She was also carrying a backpack with a black horse on it when she went missing. She is five feet tall and weighs about 85 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Nadia Bloom is caucasian. Nadia Bloom is mildly autistic and the parents believe she may have wandered off, using the new camera she had just acquired, and had somehow become lost.

Please pray for her safe return and strength
for her family as they go thru this crisis.


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Josh is 17 Now


Friday, April 2nd we celebrated Josh's 17th birthday at Grandparents Chapman.

April 2, 1993 I went into labor on April Fools Day (six weeks early) once that epidural kicked in I asked to wait until midnight...no April Fools baby for me.12:43am on April 2 Joshua came into my life! LOVE YOU!! Happy 17th Birthday!!!





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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our Garage Stereo


Whatcha think? Kevin, my hubs, made this garage stereo out of leftover parts. It sounds GREAT! LOL What should I name this photo: Redneck tunes? Thrifty Nifty?Pack rat stacks? LOL! Seriously it is cool... and quite mobile... note the car battery?

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Blogging Party

Stop by over at Five Minutes For Mom and enter their Blogging Party!!


Ultimate Blog Party 2010


There are so many prizes!!

If I win I hope I get A 3 day 2 night stay in Kissimmee, FL

would be INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If not any of these would be awesome:

The Proactive kit (for my dear teenager)

A Scentsy Warmer

The Human Touch Massager

Secret Bear World Membership

Restaurant Gift Certificates

Treasures Charm Package for my oldest daughter

The wall slicks decals __ I know exactly what I want too!

AVON!!

Your Shape for Nintendo Wii A fitness video game

The Tupperware goodies

Any of the numerous gift certificated offered


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Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter 2010 Flashlight Egg Hunt Highlights



We bought all of the kids flashlights this year to have a late night outdoor Egg Hunt!
Had a blast!







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