Tuesday, February 28, 2012

letter to my sweetheart..

Dear Lee honey,
thanks for the rad pepper grinder you got us for the first time in our married life.Cole and Mason has got it down nicely on that gadget!

Also, thanks for the awesome Valentine's Day gifts of pillows,chocolates and the new Audrey Assad cd. Perfect picks!

Thank-you most of all for being so very patient and loving even when I am a Grouch. You are perfect for me.

I love you!


p.s. at the new house can i get a golden retriever? i will pay you in kiss currency.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

an apology and some news in red..

dear whoever you are:)
sorry about the missed Feb. 14th post. I think it will be here soon....

So I just about burned my egg/feta cheese concoction that I had in the skillet. The reason the feta is in the scrambled eggs?
Well, I caught our cat with his head in the cheese container and no,I don't take cat saliva lightly.

today i went to the Wal-marts which i rarely do. and get this -my idea of doing something out of my routine was going there and using coupons i actually went to the effort of clipping out. i know-how unexciting. splurged and bought dryer sheets. my dryer was stinky. man,the front hall smells awesome!

i think i may be the happy co-owner of a camera again-it's been a while! that could put the excitement back in blogging...

Lee and the boys were on an excursion today so the girls and I hung out,went shopping, ate roast beef sandwiches off the dollar menu and bought a small box of popsicles which equals Special Treats in our house.

So I am packing and attempting to clean. I think we have about one more month in our gritty, urban neighborhood.

Yes, We Are Moving!
I would appreciate your prayers:)


Monday, February 6, 2012

morning surprise

This morning I woke up to: a sink of dishes nicely washed for me.

A fruit crisp on my counter.

We have some mighty fine friends?


*stay tuned for February 14th-fun post coming up...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

about Alex..

This morning this guy got up early.He's a quieter sort of person when it comes to letting his mama know what he's feeling.
So I remind myself to spend time with him and just listen.

This morning he told me that he had a little spot on his head that hurt and his eyes ached. Likely sinus stuff. I think it's going around.But the important thing is that in taking a minute to stop and stroke his hair and ask about him, he talked to me.
I want him to always talk to me.
So I need to spend the minute,the half hour,to listen.

I love YOU Alex!

Friday, February 3, 2012

a to-do list

On my list today:
#wrap some belated gifts
#write a blessing card for a new mama
#maybe clean out my kettle cupboard?
#do a load or two of laundry
#clean my room
*go to the chiropractor
Random fact: there is a lot of chocolate cake in our house right now.


Weekend plans?
Visit friends and family?
Not sure.
What are yours?

Happy Love month!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

welcome love month

I just adore Love Month! All that color in the grayness that is February.

Hopefully this is the last year we will live where any red decorations I put up in our livingroom look like ketchup.(We have mustard colored livingroom walls in our rental.)

Our family is in one of those spaces where there are a lot of unknowns. I think the unknowns are about good things so that's ok.


gems from the mouths of my babes:

4 year old Squirrelgirl(as she sits at the dinnertable with a group of us and our friends.)

S. (pointing and loudly)  "A", You have a baby in your belly!

Poor "A" only has a bit of "leftover" from having 3 kids all in a row...
Laundry- does it ever get done? The answer is not really.

To Love Month!