Saturday, August 23, 2008
Sometimes I believe we think if we don't take things or people forgranted we won't be "asked" to experience life without them. Sometimes what we are challenged to endure or accept can nearly break us. But God will not give us more than we can endure.
I am thankful that I knew how important my mom was when she was here, I know I could have done more to make her life easier - but I am so grateful for the relationship we had.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I have had a week of reflection. It started with buying Palmolive dish soap and having the scent bring me back to 11 years ago. Evidently, I am a Dawn girl...or I was. The green, easy on your hands Palmolive, totally brought me back to the Heckman Lake cabin, 11 years ago, when Vance proposed to me. I was washing dishes at the time~! Sweet memory .....
Also, I have thought of my mom so much in the last week. I bought an old I love Lucy episode at GoodWill on video and remembered my mom enjoying I love Lucy. I love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, My Three Sons, Mary Tyler Moore, these all bring me back to memories of my mom and growing up.
This recent rain has gotten me in the baking mood, something my mom was very good at. Those comfort foods we remember growing up are so soothing. I think I will make coffee cake later today.
My mom was patient, funny and very kind. I have only sweet memories of her.
I have also been reflecting because Merit will soon be a kindergartener! I have a school age child! I am so thankful that I have been able to stay at home with these boys. The playing, pretending, teaching and nurturing has really been a wonderful, challenging job. (Today isn't a day of pulling my hair out, so far, so it is a good day for this entry.)
If you have little ones at home, soak up each moment. If you still have your mom, tell her how much you love her.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wanted to share a bit more of our fun in Lynden. Merit, Emily and Hannah in their football huddle and Merit leaping into Papa and Gramma's pool. Wow, summer is busy and fun! Tonight we will take the boys to the rodeo. We have been going and going and our house is starting to show it! Time to get things picked up, windows washed and catch up on some laundry before we are off again. Enjoy these days of summer!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tonight we BBQ'd chicken with these wild boys! :) But either this weekend or next week we will go out for an anniversary dinner! Also, we plan to go away somewhere over night (without the boys) in the next few months. We have not done this in over four years, so I know it will be a wonderful treat! And it is always fun to have something to look forward to!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday I snuck away to the thrift store while my sweet neighbor girl Lilee watched the boys for an hour. I found two wonderful, old children's books, an old insulator, two cloth napkins (totally 70s style) a darling apron with fine green stripes and a 1969 Simplicity pattern for my sister Natasha. The poncho on the front was too cute! I spent less than 5 dollars! You can imagine my excitement.
Monday, August 4, 2008
A very pretty weed and a bee....down by the creek. My "photo shoot" was going to be of the boys - but Willem was totally not cooperative. I did get a good one of Merit, although he wasn't big into posing either. So, as we walked, rode around around in the golf cart and explored I got a few of nature. And the boys and I just enjoyed hanging out.
Saturday, August 2, 2008