Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thankful June Thursday

 Thankful for such a wonderful June!
Thankful when Tom took the 3 oldest kiddos fishing to Canada,
The 3 youngest and I had a sleep out in the tent,
in my room!
(OK, I slept in my bed)
 Someone kept trying to mess up the blankets and pillows...
 Thankful for all the rainy days we had
The little girls didn't mind at all
 Thankful for cute wet toesies
 Thankful for the joy $5 Wal-Mart umbrellas brought to the girls
(Thankful one of the umbrellas is still usable)
 Thankful for funny, sweet, adorable, 3 year olds
 How can I be so blessed?
 Thankful my cousin lives in the country (I love the country)
and Simeon could run and run out there.
There were a ton of birds flying around and he ran out into the field of fresh cut grass, 
put his arms in the air and fell to the ground, on his back
and rolled around in the grass...funny boy!
 (still at my cousins here)
Thankful for dirt driveways and trikes
(country living--oh, I love it!)
 Thankful for chocolate covered strawberries and messy baby faces!
 Thankful for a Pinterest flop and a Pinterest success!
The top one, my mom wanted to do for my soon to be sis in law's shower
It did NOT work, every time the door opened and closed the bouquet would flop around.
The bottom one is mine!  

 Thankful the shower was fun and that it's over!  (haha)
Here's from l to r--Mary, (my soon to be sis in law's mama), my sister Brenna,
My soon to be sis in law, Sarah, (isn't she beautiful?) and my mom
 My little sister and I
 Thankful my cousin brought her sweet little baby--Oh, my gosh,
what a honey!!  (click on the picture for a baby fix)
(OK, it won't fix it, it will make you want a baby even more)
(sorry about that)
 Thankful for our wonderful Catholic Homeschool VBS
A wonderful family hosts it every year on their hobby farm
 Thankful Jedi was on the skit team, and he had a blast!
(he was a mime one day)
 Thankful we had Mass there every day!!  
It was wonderful!
 Country roads, take me home....
To a place I belong....come on sing with me!
Thankful I got this picture.
Click on this picture, this was taken from inside the barn,
It just looks like a painting, dark on the inside, and beautiful, sunny, green outside!
I'm going to have to frame this one!
 Thankful for girls who  love photo shoots!
and Thankful for the beautiful lake in town we have to go for pictures
 and mommy dates!

 Thankful for unicycling and the fun it has brought to our family!
 We are now parade people!
 He might be done for the year though, those parades get a little long for the babes!
 Here she is!
 It is so much fun to go and watch her and the team perform!

 Thankful for Kool-Aid faces
 Thankful for babies who love to read books (and set them up like that)
 Thankful we are now into that phase of turning the chairs on their sides,
because we have a table climber...
 and cupboard opener
 And mad fussy baby when he can't get what he wants...
I have to close the laundry room door now, because he plays with the buttons 
and goofs up my laundry loads
 Thankful for big and little brothers
 Thankful for lawn mowers (the boy mowing)
 I'm sure our neighbors are happy now....yes, this was our lawn....
 Thankful for warm weather and days on the porch!
(my 3 year old begged to take my picture!)
 Thankful for painted toes and flip flops!
(aren't my flip flops cute?)
 Thankful for great cloud watching days!!  
(doesn't that look like an unborn baby in the womb?)

 Thankful for reading on the porch and look at that green out there!!
 Thankful for wagon rides....and big kids to pull!!
 Thankful for sidewalk chalk artists
 Thankful for flowers blooming....
Thankful for pretty mailboxes...I love mailboxes...
Come August, there will be Morning Glories climbing up!

 Thankful for this shelf we found when we got rid of the paint in our storage room
 This is her flooded room, now fixed,
 we are planning on painting it florescent green, 
and adding this pink shelf!  
(She's working hard on it!)
Hoping to move her back in next week!
Thankful for kiddos in wagons....oh, I wish they'd stay little forever....

Believe it or not, 
I had a ton more thankfuls, but will have to do a separate post 
on our Catholic Family Camp we went to last weekend!

Thankful for the little things and the big things

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Checking In With a Few Things

 I'm not back from my blogging break...just checking in
to get some things off my simple mind.

Like these dandelion pictures.
This is my attempt with my expensive to me camera
nothing like Christine's pictures at all.
I'm such a copy cat.

 I kind of want to try this, set a dandelion on fire.
Kind of but not really, I'd be afraid my kids would get burned...
OK, I might have to try it.
I don't think I could light it and take a picture.
 My good friend insists that I put my ONE good tip on my blog.
Here it is:
Are you ready?

That's it.
That way you can clean as you go, wiping counters and whatever.

(yes, that is me, I always smile like that while I wash dishes)
 Am I the only one in the world that heats up pancake syrup for her family?
My kids say I am the only one.
I've spoiled my kids, they only like heated pancake syrup now.

I broke down and bought this more expensive purse 
(for me),
 it was like 28 bucks!
I usually buy those cheapie Walmart ones

like this one, but they break easy, look at those handles...ready to break.
My problem is the black purse, with the long strap, so I can wear it diagonal,
and cool like Christine, well, it is just a floppy mess.
It has no "compartments" for my stuff.
It's not organized.

I have realized I am an organized purse kind of person.  
Do they make organized cheapish purses out there with long straps?

No picture for this next thing

If your name is Nicholas and you tell everyone that your name is NICHOLAS,
would it bug you if people called you Nick?  Without asking?
Just assuming.
Like if you were to get your hair cut and you gave your name, NICHOLAS
to the lady at the counter but when they called your name, they 
called out "NICK"?  
Would that bug you?
Wouldn't it?

It bugs the crap out of me.

I thought, water balloons?  That sounds like fun, I'm patient enough for that!
4 outfit changes later from each little child,
I'm not.
Patient, that is.
I'm not patient enough to do water balloons


OK, I think I've gotten some things off my mind.
I told you I was simple.
I'm planning on a Thankful post this week, 
I have so very much to be thankful for.
(that was a warning, it's going to be a long post)
(I'm NOT pregnant)

Here's a cutie to leave you with:


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