Wednesday, January 26, 2011

~Mini Victorian~

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Love Poetry

I love my Mom,
I love her so much!

That is why I like to hug her,
because I really love her!

poem by: Erin Grace

Thank you, Fancy Nancy for the inspiration!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Makin' Memories

Winter leaves us in a rut. I dread it. Dark at 5pm. Same ole thing every day. Too cold to play outside...Or we bundle up and go outside for 5 minutes. We have played the Wii until the thought of it sickens me.

But Saturday we were blessed with a beautiful day. Blue skies, much warmer than it has been in quite a while. So we got out!

Our putt-putt experience on our Florida vacation was so fun, we opted to do it again. Poor Erin, she didn't realize there was a course in Baton Rouge & asked if we were going to Florida. 5 hours in the car to play mini-golf? I didn't want to get out that bad!

Amazingly, Luke & I each scored a hole in one. I heard many shouts of hole in second! Patrick & Erin each scored (shot?) two. One of Erins' was the result in her ball bouncing off Luke's shoe. But I suppose that counts too!

I'm no pro, but that's good form.

Silly faces

Friday, January 14, 2011

One Tongue ~ Thankfully

"Whatever is in the heart will come up to the tongue” ~ Persian Proverb quotes

We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.  Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.  Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,  but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.  Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
James 3:2-12

“Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.” ~ Socrates

No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need. Ephesians 4:29

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Some days children just make you crazy. The (it seems) endless bossing, whining, bumping, crying...
Then something super sweet happens, that makes it all better. For me anyway!

Many of you know how Erin has expressed desire to marry her brother. I have tried to explain, Daddy is not my brother. You can't marry your brother for many reasons. It's not legal, when you are old enough to marry you won't want to marry him, you are going to marry someone you probably don't even know right now. I think she's finally getting it.

But tonight, I was giving Luke a bath. Erin comes in, sad faced...

Erin: "Mom, if I can't marry Luke, then I won't get to see him all the time!"
Me: "Oh Sweetie!"
Luke: "Why?"
Erin: "Because, you are going to marry someone else!"
Luke: "Like Mama?"
Erin: "No! Someone you don't even know!"
Erin: "I'll be sad if we are not together."
Luke: "I won't."

So I did my best to explain, that we will all have our own families when they grow up, but we will always be family. And they are always welcome at our house anytime. And if they want, they NEVER EVER have to grow up & leave!
(Right Patrick ;)