Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flower Power

I helped a friend of mine with her girl's room.

I love it that she is so brave and lets me throw in my
two cents worth all the time.
I am not brave enough to do this to my own home, but...

And so does


Sunday, March 28, 2010


Miss Boo was due for a change.

After all, she will be turning 6 within 3 weeks.

She now has a "big" girl room.

She had total input as to where everything
was placed in her room.  
Even down to the
last flower.

I am proud of how she is taking better
care of it now that she had a say.

How did she get to be six?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What a little sun will do.

Make us run off to the park after school.

Even with snow on the ground.

I even indulged at the store with bubble wands
for everyone.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring - 0, Winter - 1

Today is the first day of Spring.

Miss Boo is disgusted that Spring
is not strong enough to push
out Winter.

Me too!

I told her that sometimes Winter is
too strong and it takes Spring a while
to dig in it's heals.

My poor day lilies.  There were poking through
this week and I am worried that
they are frozen.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I attended a funeral yesterday for the son of my visiting teacher.
I found myself grieving anew for my son that passed 
away last November.  I felt so selfish.  
This was about THEIR son that passed away from a heart
attack at 42 after having suffered the effects of 
schizophrenia from the age of 18.

I drew parallels with the life of my son.

I didn't attend his funeral and I found myself 
so full of emotion as I sat there looking at 
the casket of their son.

Our bishop spoke to the family and shared this thought:

If you take sorrow out of death... take love out of life.

And it helped me to finally openly cry and feel sadness for him.

I never really understood funerals.  So sad, so depressing.

But, I get now that there is a need for a release of emotions.

A time to mourn.

Because of the love you had for that person.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hi...where did the week go?

It seems like the week disappeared amongst the sickness, New Beginnings and well, I just really don't know what else.  It certainly wasn't cleaning my house.  I think I have that remedied.  Thanks Alisa  for giving me a deal I couldn't refuse.  More to come on that later.

I did have a good time with a friend this week.  That is an accomplishment.  Time should be spent cultivating the quality of your friendships.

I am grateful for friends.  They lift me up!

My kids were whiney but great this week.  It really all depended on the moment.  There were truly some great moments.  I love my children.

I ordered the Dude's birthday present yesterday.  He is going to be so happy.  Every time he plays with Jacob, it's the only thing he wants to do.

Part of Miss Boo's present came in the mail yesterday.  She picked it out a week ago, but she has forgotten already.  Her other present will come soon.  I just got notice that it's on the way here.  No doubt it has something to do with "princess".

She will only wear dresses to school anymore.  I love how she is so prissy, but such a tomboy too.

One more month until our offspring turn another year older.  The only problem we have with that is that the Dude has decided he is already 4 years old and tells everyone that.  Miss Boo and him argue constantly over that minor detail.  When asked what age he will be on his birthday, he says "I don't know".  Of course he doesn't, in his mind he already accomplished the feat of turning four.

It's going to be a glorious Spring.  I can feel it, can't you?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Looks can be deceiving

The children just hours before Miss Boo came down with
the FLU!  Poor little girl.

Stomach ache, chills, etc.

I won't go into the etc. but will say that a 
shampooer came out of the closet to do
it's magic on the hallway.

By 3 a.m. the puking stopped, but things
started in the other end.  By 5 we were finally
asleep, until...

Mr. Finn's alarm went off at 
6:30 a.m to remind us that
it was Saturday and I had only 
gotten 1- 1/2 hours sleep.

He redeemed himself by taking the Dude
out to breakfast and leaving Miss Boo
and I to sleep until 11 a.m.

She is still sick.  We are all still
tired and looking forward to sleep tonight.

I hope she feels better tonight because this
evening isn't going too well so far.

Monday, March 1, 2010

How far is Heaven?

About 200 feet.
(according to Miss Boo)
I'm sure you could use the 
Measure Snail to check.
(according to the Dude)