Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 nightly chats
we have a bedtime routine that
may make you crazy but
in our house we love it
the kids would not know what to do if we didn't
when we go upstairs to bed,
Dave and I lay with each kid for about 10 minutes
there is a lot of shuffling around
but we always make sure everyone gets both of us for at least 10 minutes
sometimes Dave and I both pass out before 8
and wander down to bed whenever...
It is always fun to see what they ask
it's always questions
and it's a wide open invitation to speak the truth to them
who created the abc's?
who were Adam and Eve's children?
are their pastors in prisons?
why is there the death penalty?
why did god call a horse a hose and a cow a cow?
why does my heart hurt for people that make bad choices
why people talk sassy or in different voices at times
when I talk to the girl next to me her eye looks another way
what are birthmarks
why boys on the playground like to argue about kickball at recess
why some boys are so concerned with themselves and how good there doing in a sport to meet the requirements of social status
making good choices when everyone else makes bad choices
what are these 2 little rolls for on my stomach
mommy today at school I sucked on a smelly marker because it smelled so good
today at school I accidentally ate a booger
why do people do things just because others are doing it
love this life God has blessed me with

Monday, January 30, 2012



Jonah's Birthday

these are his cupcakes he brought to school
he did a great job ddecorating them

Odin and I made a lego cake
the head was the easiest...


this is what he picked for lunch







thank you all for the wonderful gifts
he loved everything!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Jonah
(we will be celebrating tomm. because we have some other things going on tonight.)


our little miracle







loves bugs and animals
very quick and witty
loves the Lord
quite a dancer
Lego builder
loves with an open heart and mind
question ask er
social guy
very emotional
will give you kiss after kiss until you actually get out the door
huge heart
pure joy
we love you dearly and thank god for you every day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 Jeremiah
was taking a nap the other day
and when I went to check on him I couldn't help but notice a car sticking out of his mouth
Apparently it must taste better than his blanket!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

 my little helper



love the way they want to help with everything
i am one who really does not care about the mess
it can always get cleaned up
those little hands love to help and
their little hearts will always remember
love being a mommy!

Monday, January 23, 2012

 lite bright



we got out my old lite bright and the kiddos started creating




they were so much fun
I cannot find the little black sheets that go with them anymore though
those ones with designs already on them.
this was so fun as a kid

we received a huge blessing this weekend.
thank you so much for your generosity and for all your support!
we are so richly blessed!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Sunday will be the last day of the grant contest
ending at 11:59 pm
Go get your shopping down now!




Don't forget to click our name in the checkout
so we get the credit!
Thanks for your support!

Friday, January 20, 2012

 scrabble


Odin and I are having so much fun playing Scrabble
I used to play it with a friend of mine after we got out of high school
for hours at a time.

Don't forget the grant ends Sunday!
click on the Ordinary hero site to the side
and choose our name when you check out.
Thank you so much for your support.
We are hoping to get some sledding in here if it warms up!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

 Olivia


check those out


this girl is so much fun!


so richly blessed
I love my life.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Ordinary Hero Grant Contest still going
until Sunday January 22nd.
3 $500 grants will be rewarded
to the top 3 sellers
lots of new things in store
click the square on the right
and don't forget to pick our name(in the affiliate box) in the checkout
so we get the credit in our account


                                                      
                                                    help a great cause
                                    get shopping and
                               thanks for your support!



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 cleaning & organizing


washed out all of our cubbies from top to bottom
it's amazing what you  find
it always feels so good to tackle these projects after the first of the year



odin's idea of wiping out and cleaning cabinets
this guy will be a good husband some day
he is a little to organized

Monday, January 16, 2012


 daddy was going away for the weekend
and this is the note that Odin left him

he attached a little $5 gift card for A&W
that he got for Christmas
love that they miss him dearly and love him so much!
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King!!!!

praying for us to get rid of these colds
ran out of Kleenex and have now gone through 3 rolls of toilet paper

on another note
my husband is ecstatic about the 49ers......


Friday, January 13, 2012


Ordinary Hero Grant Contest Starts Today
goes until Sunday January 22nd.
3 $500 grants will be rewarded
to the top 3 sellers
lots of new things in store
click the square on the right
and don't forget to pick our name(in the affiliate box) in the checkout
so we get the credit in our account




 men's shirts
donations to children in Ethiopia
bracelets
kids shirts
hats will be in later this next week
Please go shop and get some great gifts and help a wonderful cause!
Thank you for your support!








   

Thursday, January 12, 2012

 I guess
I should look at the paper my children are cutting before they start crafting




i am one of those that uses scrap paper from whoever wants to give it to us for free
it's always interesting what the kiddos come up with out of it



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

 kids with a camera








the kiddos wanted to take some pictures and this is what
they came up with
i love to see what they capture.