Wednesday, July 28, 2010

God Will Do The Rest

I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way

His love is always with you
His promises are true
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through

So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
And God will do the rest.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Size 7 Shoes

With both of our children, we have always tried to have the next size up in clothes and shoes stored away so that when they are ready for that size we don't have to worry about going out shopping to get anything. We are already prepared.

Well, today was the day that our son went from wearing a size 6 shoe to wearing a size 7 shoe. I went and took out two new pair of size 7 shoes that we had been saving for him in a tote with the next size up of clothes. I put the first pair on and he took off running around the house in them. Then he came back to me and wanted them off. I had no longer took them off and he wanted the second pair on. He then took off running around the house in them too. It's like he's trying them out. It is too cute!

Friday, July 23, 2010

In Our Driving Path

Last night we were coming back from my mom's house and hubby was driving. All of a sudden, he said something like, "Whoa." I was like, "What?" He said something had run across the road. I figured it might have been a squirrel and he said maybe a rabbit. Didn't think much more of it.

Well, this morning hubby went to leave for work. Next thing I know he is coming back in the house. I asked him what he forgot. He said something like, "Remember last night when I thought something ran across the road. It was a bat." When he went to get in his truck this morning he saw a little bat stuck on the front of his truck. How crazy is that? I feel bad that the bat was killed but we couldn't help it. It just flew out of no where in the dark while we were driving. Hubby said all he saw was a little blur come across in front of us. We had no idea it was going to turn out to be a bat!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Life Is Too Short

Life is too short so be sure to live it to the fullest each and EVERY day without any worries, regrets, or guilt! Spend as much time as you can with your loved ones! You never truly know how much time you have with them!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Picture Day

Today my little boy is 21 months old. I have always had pictures of my kids taken very often so today was picture day. We went to Sears Portrait Studio to have them done. From the time my daughter was 4 weeks old until she turned 5 we have taken her to Sears for pictures. On her 6th birthday we started taking her to Wal-mart for her pictures. I hope to do the same for my little boy but we'll see.

Although the girl did a good job getting my son to smile today and the pictures turned out well, I am a bit annoyed with how Sears lets you use the coupons they give you. Here's a little history on how I acquired one of the coupons I wanted to use at my visit today.

Back in the fall we did family pictures with them and I was NOT happy with the overall experience. I'm usually a pretty quiet person but I flat out told the people working the day we were there how I felt. My hubby wasn't even too pleased with this visit and it takes quite a bit for him to be annoyed with something. He's pretty laid back. After our pictures were taken, I had told the people working that out of all the years I'd been coming there (since 2003) that this time was by far my WORST experience ever. When asked what they could have done to make it better I told them they needed to have people working there that knew what they were doing. So then the girl was all apologetic and gave me some free coupons for free portrait sheets that I could use at future visits. I had actually thought about never going back to Sears for pictures but decided to try again since the ones working the night I wasn't happy were just seasonal helpers.

Well, today at my visit I wanted to use one of those coupons and also a 20% off my total purchase coupon which the girl said would be fine. Now Sears Portrait Studio also has a Smile Savers plan that you purchase to be a part of that gives you a free 8x10 when you have pictures taken. Since I wanted to use my coupon for a free portrait that I was given for not being pleased back in the fall, the girl told me I could not get the free 8x10 with the Smile Savers plan. It was either one or the other.

I personally am annoyed with this because what is the point in being in the plan if you don't get one of the perks of it if you use any other coupons? Why mail me coupons if I can't use them if I am in the plan? And I definitely don't see why they bother to give me a coupon for a free portrait if they won't let me use it the way I want! I basically told the girl that I thought it was kind of stupid to give me a coupon for not being happy and then not let me take advantage of it. So today I basically lost the perk of a free 8x10 for being a Smile Savers plan member in order to use the coupon I was given for being unhappy in the fall. I feel I should have been able to receive both but hey, guess that is just my opinion! Oh well! We'll see if I keep using Sears Portrait Studio in the future or not! Only time will tell!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


He was just a little boy, on a week's first day.

Wandering home from Bible school and dawdling on the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass.

He even found a caterpillar.

He found a fluffy milkweed pod and blew out all the 'filler'.

A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed up so high.

Was just another wonder, that caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zigzag course and hailed him from the lawn.

Asked him where he'd been that day and what was going on.

'I've been to Bible School', he said and turned a piece of sod.

He picked up a wiggly worm replying, 'I've learned a lot about God.'

'M'm, very fine way,' the neighbor said, 'for a boy to spend his time.'

'If you'll tell me where God is, I'll give you a brand new dime.'

Quick as a flash the answer came!

Nor were his accents faint.

'I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God ain't.'

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

No, I Have Not

No, I have not seen your lipstick. Why would you even ask me that? I'm insulted! Every time something goes missing around here, everybody looks at me! For your information, I don't even wear that shade. It doesn't flatter my complexion and it tastes terrible. Oops.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th Of July

My little guy decided he wanted to get up today BEFORE 8am. Yep, it's gonna be a long day and he's probably going to be a bit cranky. I bet daddy will be too since he got up with him before I got up. I didn't stay in bed too much later though because I could hear them in the other room.

I'm looking at it all in a positive way though. Hoping that by getting up earlier we will get more things accomplished. We'll see how that goes. So far so good though. I've added a few new listings to my Etsy shop already and I'm also blogging right now. Hubby is out working on his old car he's restoring. He's been doing some body work to it here lately.

Well, I'm off to try and get some more things done before we head over to a friend's house for her daughter's 10th birthday. Yep, she was born ON the 4th of July so they are celebrating big today. I think her first birthday party was on the actual holiday and now so is the 10th one. I think all the other ones have just been done on a weekend before or after the holiday. With 10 being kind of like a milestone birthday they decided to do the whole red, white, and blue theme like they did for the 1st birthday. I'm sure it will be a whole lot of fun!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe day today! Happy 4th of July to all of you celebrating it!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Pointing Finger

I was working on the computer just a little while ago when my little boy came over to me kind of whiny and pointing his index finger out. Of course, my first thought was he some how got an owie and was wanting me to kiss it to make it all better.

I took hold of his hand and realized he was not whining because it hurt but was whining because there was a big ol' booger on it! Ewwww! Good thing I looked at it and didn't just decide to kiss it! Also a good thing that he brought it to me instead of wiping it on something or eating it! Oh, the joys of having children! Boogers and all! Some of you reading this can probably relate to this story can't ya?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

AND THE WINNER OF THE JUNE SALES DRAWING IS ........dcwood60! Congratulations! dcwood60 just won a gift certificate to our shop!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MONTHLY DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the entire month of July any and all purchases no matter how big or small will get your name put into a drawing to win a $10.00 gift certificate to our shop! Buy one item, get your name in the drawing once! Buy two items, get your name in the drawing twice! And so on! One name from all the July sales will be drawn on August 1st!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!