Monday, September 29, 2008

Future Members of PETA

Me: "Girls, what are you doing?"
Darlin 1: "We are feeding the ants."
Darlin 2: "Come here lil' fella, I know you're hungry."
Me: "Girls, we don't need to feed the ants." (The Pest Control guy gives them yummy food)
Darlin 2: "But mommy, we have to."

Saturday, September 27, 2008


My mantle decorated for Halloween. 25 more days..

Friday, September 26, 2008

What I'm Thankful For This Week

  • The first day of fall actually feeling like fall
  • Good friends that like to get together to eat and play games
  • Having gas in my tank (this gas shortage is crazy)
  • My three girls watching 'Annie' over and over this week, my favorite childhood movie
  • Hubby scoring the bmx bike that he's always wanted
  • A good report from the Dr.

Friday, September 19, 2008

There's a Mouse in the House

The oldest darlin' had Reading Celebration Day at her school where they dress up as their favorite book character. We kind of strayed from our favorite character to what we could be with what we have in the stash at home. The darlin' was tickled pink with her Angelina the Ballerina get-up, so all was well.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stuck on Halloween

This is our pumpkin we carved last year, I think we did good if I should say so myself.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Counting the Days until Halloween

I love Halloween! I received my Pottery Barn catalog yesterday and would love to have all this awesome Halloween decor.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

10 Random Things About Me

  • I can cook well, but I'm not that good at cleaning
  • I do not like going barefoot
  • I am a Virgo and a Fire Dragon according to the Chinese Zodiac (whatever that means)
  • I have one tattoo
  • I am married to a man with many, many tattoos
  • I would love to dress like a 50's housewife everyday
  • I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up
  • I am an only child and daddy's girl
  • I have met Bill Clinton
  • I could probably whip your butt in ping-pong

Monday, September 15, 2008

Forgot my birthday??

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Simple food can be oh so comforting, don't you agree?

Happy Birthday Truman!

Looking forward to a few extra treats and an extra long belly rub!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nie Nie

When I first started reading blogs about two and half years ago I stumpled upon Stephanie Nielson's blog and unsuprisingly, it became a daily must-read. She is the type of person that you would love to be friends with. She dazzled me with her style, the intense love she shared with her husband and four children, her love of God, her craftiness and all those yummy-looking healthy meals she prepared. My family and friends can attest that when I found out about her and her husband's plane crash, I was stunned. I really could not quit thinking or talking about it. I still can't. Stephanie and Christian are in a burn unit in Arizona, still in critical condition. Stephanie has burns on 80% of her body and Christian 30% and they have months of recovery. The way Stephanie's blog touched me seemed to have to same effect on so many others. Bloggers have raised over $115,000 dollars to go towards their medical bills and even the national media has picked up on their story (see NYTimes article and Today Show).

Stephanie's sisters have been caring for her four children, keeping her blog running with archived posts and updating so many on Stephanie and Christian's progress as well as how the children are faring. What a wonderful family they are blessed with. But, they still need our prayers.

Stephanie's sister's blog, cjanerun is updated daily with reports on the Nielson family.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Glass Pony

I am so excited to start my own blog. I have long wrestled with the idea and now it is finally real. So, welcome! I stay at home and mother my three spirited girls and boy dog. I love pretty things, cupcakes, polka dots, beautiful photographs, travel, books and yummy food-so don't be surprised if you see a bit of it all. As for the name, my glass pony is one of my favorite possessions. My oldest daughter painted it on her fourth birthday and it makes me happy everytime I look at it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

On September 11, 2001 I was pregnant with my first daughter. Here is the letter I wrote her a few days later.

My Dear Daughter,
The time is drawing near...soon you will begin your life with us out here, in this great wide world. I've been thinking about writing this letter to you for a long while, I just wanted to give you a glimpse into what awaits you. With the happenings of the past few days you have been on my mind more than ever. Part of me feels like you are coming into this world at a good time, when our country is united and everyone seems to be going the extra mile to do their part for our freedom. But the other part fears for the uncertainty that lies ahead. I can only believe that years from now you will read this with the knowledge that September 11, 2001 was a tragic day in our nation's history, but one that we overcame in order to insure our freedom. For me, I have been thinking a lot about how much we take for granted. It had become easy to live day-to-day without appreciating the things that seem so basic. We are so fortunate to live in a country that protects our right to choose so many things. I just hope that your Daddy and I never fail in making you realize how lucky you are to be born in this great country. You have so much opportunity ahead of you and I intend to give you the love and strength you need to take full advantage of them all. I absolutely can not wait to look into your eyes and let you know how much you are loved. You are a very lucky little girl, you have two parents who love each other very much and who have so much love to shower upon you. I hope that the love your father and I share will be an example for you in your own life. We are young and I don't believe there is much practice for parenthood, but I vow that we will do our best. As you squirm around in my belly, I want you to know how much I love you and how grateful I am for the gift of being your mother.

All My Love,