Monday, May 31, 2010

1000 Gifts

holy experience

68.  Rain for the newly planted plants
69.  Riding rollercoasters with my boys
70.   Mom keeping the girls
71.  Watching the bumper car fun
72.  Being missed y my girls after only being gone for a day
73.  Welcome home hugs and kisses
74.  A day out with my girls
75.  Wading pool fun
76.  Little surprises
77.  Summer weather
78.  Grilled steak
79.  eaten outside
80.  Game nights with my kids
81.  Sunday afternoon naps

Monday, May 24, 2010

More Yellow . . .

Sarah Elizabeth - 14 months



Sunday, May 23, 2010

i ♥ Faces - Yellow

This week's theme at i heart faces is yellow.   Yesterday for church I dressed Sarah up in her yellow dress, then snapped some shots when we got home.   She had some where she was smiling . . . but this shot is so HER.    This silly face is her new thing . . . and she makes it all the time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Terrifying Story

Last Friday night the kids and I spent the evening at Mom and Dad's while Aaron worked.   We didn't get home until almost 10.   I put the kids to bed and then sat down to relax until Aaron got home.   We watched a tv show, then got up to go to bed.   I went to take my medicine and noticed a hat sitting on the counter.

Now, the kids have a few hats, but I had NEVER seen this one before.   I called Aaron out and asked him where the hat came from.  He had no idea, either.  We tried to think of someone we knew from Iowa (or who would like Des Moines - the name on the hat) and were clueless.  Aaron picked it up and it had a white hair inside.   I freak out!  I make Aaron search the house . . . closets, under the beds, etc.   I was sure there was a strange man hiding in our house!

We finally realized the house was clear, so we went to bed, wondering who had left a hat on our kitchen counter.   I had trouble sleeping all night!   I kept looking out into the hallway, just waiting for the man to show his face.   Then I kept thinking that he just left the hat to tease me and would be back the following evening to do us all in.   Finally, I fell to sleep.

The next morning we asked Caleb if he'd ever seen the hat as soon as he woke up.  He replied, "Yeah, Mom, we bought it at the garage sale, remember?"   Obviously, I didn't remember!

Two years ago one of our neighbors had hats for sale at their garage sale.   The kids each bought one, but I thought they were all from a local golf course.   I guess one was Des Moine, IA.    Oh . . . and the white hair . . . it was dog hair, from our dog Lucy (whom we haven't had for 2 years).   The kids must have found the hat, which hadn't been worn for years.   They found a real treasure . . . and gave their Mom quite the fright in the process!

Wordless Wednesday - Her Royal Highness

Monday, May 17, 2010

i ♥ Faces - Flowers

This week's theme at i heart faces is flowers.   This is my favorite flower photo.   Frequenters of my blog have seen it before, but I had to use it again this week!   Rachel was so proud of herself for picking me these flowers (half of which are really weeds, LOL).   Make sure you head over to i heart faces and check out everyone else's flower shots!

Flowers for Mommy

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

Mother's Day 2010

They're not looking too happy to call me Mom, do they?

Multitude Monday - 1000 Gifts

holy experience


More gifts from the Master's hands:

55.  New Life of Spring

56.  Big Brothers who know how to make their baby sisters laugh
57.  Smooth days of school
58.  Good Attitudes
59.  Weekly at-home date nights

60.  Aaron buying me chocolate when I'm grumpy
61.  An afternoon spent with family - mushroom hunting and putting up a pool

62.  A morning in peace and quiet - alone
63.  The noisy return of my family, bearing Mother's Day gifts
64.  Breakfast in bed
65.  Lunch out with my parents and my mostly well behaved kids
66.  Planning a getaway
67.  Ice Cream for supper

Saturday, May 8, 2010

SOOC Saturday

Who knew that playing in a dirt pile could be so much fun?   Here are my SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) shots:




Visit Melody at Slurping Life for more SOOC Saturday.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

You Capture - Spring


We get another week of spring this week!!

The robin's eggs from last week hatched this week!!

Spring storms.

Lilacs in bloom.

Dandelion fluff.
Dandelion Fluff

Spring flowers.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Building Our Marriage Challenge

Building Our Marriage Challenge

Make your spouse their favorite dessert.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1000 Gifts

holy experience

Blessings rich . . . 

Blessings abundant . . . 

amazing gifts

from an almighty God.

My list continues:

42.  Singing songs with my baby
43.  Hearing my girls' made up songs - and watching them be butterflies
44.  Hearing, "You look beautiful today."
45.  Believing it.
46.  Kids who are best friends.
47.  A nice family hike through the woods.
48.  Aaron taking the kids with him on errands - so I could have some peace.
49.  Lemon Bars
50.  A gentle rain
51.  Seedlings peeking through the earth
52.  Homemade raspberry ice cream
53.  Homemade chocolate cake
54.  Celebrating another year for 3 nephews

Have you spotted some of God's gifts this week?   Join in giving thanks to God at Holy Experience.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Photo Hunt Challenge #7

Whew . . . this month flew by!!   Here is my photohunt challenge selections!   Make sure you go check out everyone else's photohunt challenges.

  • 1.  A Different Point of View

  • 2.  A Perspective Shot

  • 3.  Touch

  • slug

  • 4.  Taste

  • MominIN - taste

  • 5.  Sight

  • Wonder

  • 6.  Sound

  • 7.  Smell

  • 8.   Sign of Spring (or autumn)

  • 9.  Flowers

  • 10.  A letter formed/found in nature (Examples)

  • MominIN - Letter Formed in Nature "V"

  • 11.  Trio

  • 12.  Fish

  • MominIN - Fish


  • 13.  Water

  • 14.  Skyward

  • Cloudy Eve

  • 15.  Mother Earth

  • 16.  Something Rare

  • Mominin-Something Rare

  • 17.  Something Healthy

  • 18.  Something Colorful:

  • Wheelbarrow full of Love

  • 19.  Something Spicy

  • ;MominIN - Spicy

  • 20.  Something Triangular

  • MominIN - Something triangular


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