Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
P.S. Just a note on the but-fudg (soooo visual). I found the culprit and asked if she was trying to be naughty or just use up all the letters. She said she was just using all the letters and couldn't remember what she'd written. We laughed until we were crying when I told her it was but-fudg and this morning when the babies were having a bath, we had a huge problem with a little of it!
P.P.S. I think it's going to become my new exclamation-for-all-occasions.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Just to rub it in!
Heh! Heh! Heh! It really is worth suffering through June, July, and August!
Come visit any time!
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She was making a little music yesterday.
I am so grateful for this little bonus that Heavenly Father graced us with!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I'll be there with my wares! Can't wait until Nov. 22!
I also started a craft blog to marked my Supercool Capes and stuff! Come Check it Out!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1. My Family! I love my family! I have been blessed with the most delightful, sweet, brilliant children in the world, and a husband who does everything in his power to take care of us and show us how much he loves us.
2. Creating Beauty! I revel in the act of creation! (Get your mind out of the gutter! heeheehee) Making beautiful things in any medium gives me so much joy! Plus, then I get to spread the joy to others by sharing my art!
3. Learning new things! keeps me young, makes me giddy, brings me JOY!
4. The gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. Keeps me happy. Lifts me when I'm down. Fills me with faith when I feel fear. Blesses me daily.
5. Giving service. There is nothing better than being able to help someone through a kind word, an act of service, or a little labor that blesses my family.
6. My friends! In real-life, in blogland, in my family. LOVE you all!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
But for today, the assignment is a bit shorter.
Assignment to you fabulous ladies: So today, turn the TV off from all those
'Hollywood magazine' type shows, put down that magazine that's harping on your
out-of-date clothing and tell me something that has given you a higher
self-esteem. That's right. Brag about yourself or share something that someone
said nice about you or whatever makes you feel better about yourself. Take a
break from pulling yourself down when you look at the mirror first thing in the
morning. (Nobody should look in the mirror first thing in the morning
I think the nicest thing that I've ever heard anyone say about me was about 17 years ago. I was working at a gas station while I finished my associates degree. My manager and another employee were talking about my work and how I dealt with customers when the manager said:
"Supercool Hotmama just SHINES!" *
I've thought back on that comment often.
I think it means so much to me
it wasn't about my looks,
or my work,
or my brains,
or my sense of humor...
it was just about me.
My spirit, shining through.
How often does one get a compliment like that!?!
*and of course, she called me Supercool Hotmama, because even back then my blogging destiny was taking shape!
I'll go find a model and post a picture of it in action!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This little guy is a free spirit. He was chasing bubbles with a wild abandon that I reserve only for Day After Thanksgiving shopping.
Black Friday ads are HERE!
Join in the Wild Abandon on
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Bags - Different styles and fabrics available from $12 - 20, and who knows what other treasures will be available! Lots of fun cute stuff! Come on By!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
My plan has been to focus on my Grandparents, so that our kids can learn some of our family history. My Mom's parents were wonderful people and I've always wanted our children to appreciate them. Plus, they led exciting, history book lives that sound glamorous and eventful to our kids, and yet so far removed from our current reality. Grandpa was a cowboy, rancher, cattle inspector and Sheriff. How cool is that!?! We have great stories about him, like the time he lost a finger roping and finally found it in the manure. He would earn extra money by catching and breaking wild mustangs in the mountains and once as Sheriff he roped a bear that was in a tree.
Yeah. Can you believe we begged to hear that and more, every time we spent the night at Grandma's?
I told some other favorites like: "Katie Hatch" (a little girl who got lost and died - all they found was some hair caught on a barbed wire fence, and her little shoes with the socks pushed way down in the toe like she always did. They assume she was eaten by wild animals. - True story! The largest search ever in Arizona.)
"And they sang and danced around her..." (This mother hid her children in the cellar when the indians came. They ate her out of house and home, then tied her to a post outside, and they sang and danced around her while she had to watch her house burn with her children still hidden inside.)
and a happy one, "The Piano Box Children" (About Jim and his little sister Mary, who lived during the Great Depression. They had no parents and were homeless. They lived in a piano box. Jim would provide for them by doing odd jobs and carrying groceries for people. One day he found a wallet that a wealthy lady dropped. It was full of money. He returned the wallet to her, with the money still in it. When she found that he and his sister were homeless, she took the two sweet, honest children home to live with her. And they lived happily ever after - because they were honest, hardworking, and kind.)
More on THT.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Yep. I guess we don't make Italian Dressing often enough.