November 28, 2010

Yosemite in Autumn - 2010

Yosemite in Autumn is like seeing your newborn for the first time. I think I tasted heaven and know I felt God's presence. It is our new annual family tradition that we started last year. I couldn't wait to go again this year. The trees were so majestic and the leaves looked like a little munchkin had painted them in an array of colors. I can't explain something that is so perfect; I can only show you..





















November 27, 2010

Your Not a Kid Anymore When...

You're Not a Kid Anymore When...
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You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

You buy a compass for the dash of your car.

You are proud of your lawn mower.

Your arms are almost too short to read the newspaper.

You sing along with the elevator music.

You would rather go to work than stay home sick.

You constantly talk about the price of gasoline.

You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.

You consider coffee one of the most important things in life.

You make an appointment to see the dentist.

You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

Neighbors borrow your tools.

People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you ?"

You have a dream about prunes.

You answer a question with, "Because I said so!"

You send money to PBS.

The end of your tie doesn't come anywhere near the top of your pants.

You take a metal detector to the beach.

You wear black socks with sandals.

You know what the word "equity" means.

You can't remember the last time you laid on the floor to watch television.

Your ears are hairier than your head.

You get into a heated argument about pension plans.

You got cable for the weather channel.

You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

You take a nap to get ready for bed.

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November 24, 2010

Sam's Art Work "Sylvester"

Sam paused the TV so he could catch this awesome scene.

What do you think Sylvester is attempting to accomplish?

Hammer poor Tweety Bird to death and then probably eat him!
Is this a kids' cartoon?

November 19, 2010

Sam's Version of "God Bless America"

Sam has learned a new song at school. I think he may become a professional singer.

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November 17, 2010

How to Fatten Up Your Purse

I am one of those girls who carry around a small purse. Most often, it only holds a wallet and a phone; a pair of sunglasses and keys; plenty of trash, receipts and a bunch of change.

However, lately there has been considerably less change in my purse than I am accustomed to having; sometimes there isn‘t a trace of metal at all. Yep, this is a result of having teenage children in the home. I believe that in a teenager’s little world, they don’t consider robbing the kitchen pantry to feed all their friends or wiping out the existence of any metal objects in their mom’s purse a crime in any degree; their reasoning remains a mystery to me.

FYI, I am a rare breed of women. One who doesn’t enjoy the art of shopping in the least bit. This is why I have been carrying around the same small purse for a few years now, but the other day at Target I glimpsed over and caught sight of a medium size, tan purse that was on clearance for ten bucks. So I decided to snatch it up.


When I filled my purse with all my main necessities, it looked really empty; like a shell with no insides to it. This got me thinking about some additional items that I could gather to fatten up my purse a little.

So the end result is this list of necessary items that every woman should be carrying.

  • First the “of course” items - phone, wallet, keys, and sunglasses
  • Small cloth bag for items
  • Band aids
  • Small container of antibiotics
  • Nail clippers and filer
  • Safety pins
  • Hair tie
  • Brush
  • A little make-up
  • A small writing tablet - because I am a big time note taker and my five year old, Sam loves to draw
  • All my favorite “Pilot G-2 pens in bold point” that the kids keep snatching up.
  • Water bottle
  • A piece of fruit or other healthy snack
  • Suckers - to shut up my five year old quickly
  • Pill container for Advil, Tylenol and Tums
  • Mini toothbrush
  • Pack of gum
  •  Toothpick or some dental floss
  • Camera
  • Hygiene wipes
  • Panty liners, a tampon and a maxi pad
  • Small pocket calendar
  • Extra key to my van
  • All of my important phone numbers written down in my little calendar
  • A calling card (Just in case)
  • A book for all those times I have to wait

So what am I missing? What ideas do you have that I didn’t list? Are there any items you would have left out
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