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Baby #2 has come and grown, lol


Lol.  Someone is reading this blog.  Thanks! So here is my baby boy.

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A ‘solid’ 6 month old bouncing baby boy.  We are so thankful to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus for him.


North to South


So….. We’ve moved to the South. Seems a good move…. Hubby’s job offered better paying position and after talking with me decided to jump on the offer. We are adjusting to the Southern swing of things. Waiting for baby #2 (7 weeks or so to go!)


Summer, so soon!


Last post was Spring…. a lot going on here.

Thankful for those who've sacrificed for us who are here now..... Especially our Lord Jesus Christ.

1) Expecting new baby boy sometime in Oct/Nov

2) Moved from North to South

3) Traveled a bit, very fun and exciting to see old family – like a reunion of sorts

4) Thankful for the blessings the Father gives.

5) Great 4th also!  Thankful for freedom in the US.  Most of all freedom by the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus to be reconciled to the Father, the only God.

Thankful it’s Spring!


That was what I would call a real Winter!   Good experience.

Now….. so excited to see the beautiful greenery, and in the coming weeks -the beautiful colors that our Creator has blessed us to partake of.

1st day of school!


First day of school! First day of school!  No…. just my first day at school, as a substitute.  Just me, with 22 six and seven-year-olds.  It was only for a few hours, which is all I could handle for my first day.  Nonetheless, I enjoyed their still-new-in-the-world humor.  I even enjoyed being pulled in way too many directions for the short time, because it was so short.  There was a helpful girl who also was the smartest one in class, but didn’t know it (good for her sake).  There was a wheelchair bound girl who was helpful in that soft-spoken way that makes people listen 🙂 and a little early-flirter (not with me, his girl classmates) who also gave me the truth at the end of the day when the other students failed to truthfully line up according to where they needed to be dropped off.

I loved the end of the day when asked by a cute, big, brown-eyed boy (little Mr. Flirty)  if I, “was going to give their teacher a good report about us?”  With a smile and a nod, we continued walking to drop him and a few students off to latch-key in the gym, then on to parent pick-up and then I watched the last few hop on the big, yellow school bus.  Wait, finally three girls who saw their parents in the car line to pick them up.

*Sigh* But a good one.  Now after cooking dinner, helping with homework and a little laundry I am thoroughly ready to relax…. Until tomorrow!  So thankfully, I am not feeling like the illustration below.

Good night.

moving on


Found this surfing the net.

yes I am still here…..


Visiting family in the Lone Star State.



a portrait…. of me & for me


drawn by my cousin’s 4-year-old daughter, Maraina.   And signed, too!  When I asked her who was it of, she said, “Of you!”  I love it.



So the chiropractor deal is not so hot…. upside is they care about fixing you to the point of not complying with HMO’s guidelines of treating the patient by HMO standards.  The downside is they want more money than you’d spend if you just went with the treatment your insurance covers (like HMO standards). We wanted to allow the insurance that my husband pays for to benefit us somehow. My son, with asthma meds is the one who uses it the most.

So my son is the only one getting treated thus far.  I will try to find something comparable to the head-weights the chiropractor’s office uses for home use for myself and my husband….  And keep my posture straight.  Many a good article on posture and the importance.  I believe as the generations progress, some good practices are left alone more and more.  Some do improve also, please don’t mistake me.

tv & blogging: image search


It is just not possible to watch Pride & Prejudice and blog….. so an interesting color wheel over @ another creative wordpress site.  I love the attention to detail.

And this heart of color from Sew Liberated along with a real life account that will touch your heart.



Mothers…. have hopes & dreams too.   Sometimes they only get to half of them, the other half they hope to see lived out by their children.  Be thankful for your mother, for what she has taught, tried to teach, or is teaching you.  Love her, be kind to her, remember she too was once like you…. young & full of ambition, some confusion, & maybe some focused direction. She too, was guided by someone.  Be kind to her…. the same to your Father.

~various family members & life experiences

cool find: modern doll house


Found in this article.

trip to the Chiropractor


Some months back, my husband’s grandmother was regularly visiting a chiropractor.  They try to educate the patient (and whoever is along for the ride) so, I learned a few things & was able to watch her get adjusted.  She kept hinting that it might help my too-frequent headaches, which I did consider.  What held me back was part fear & part “How much is this going to cost us out-of-pocket?”

Well…. last week on a visit to Wal-Mart I was asked by a nice young lady if I would like to get a free back/neck check-up…. I said, “No thank you, that’s okay,” & started to walk out.  I’d had a headache on & off that day, & the pain not-so-politely tapped me on my neck, reminding me of the conversations my husband & I had about possibly visiting a chiropractor.  So, I had the neck scan done.  It showed that I was in pain…. If I hadn’t that annoying reoccurring headache that morning, I probably wouldn’t have believed that scan.

Well, at our 1st visit they did the scan again (just like the one in this link), and concurrent with the way I felt, it showed little pain but still a problem.  We had x-rays taken.  The next day…. They discussed what they found and gave us our 1st adjustment.  I was nervous, so my husband went 1st.  I turned my head when they popped his neck.  So I braved it and went next.  Do you know what?  I felt better after he adjusted me!  So, Lord willing will start & continue to feel favorable results.  Check out this cool 3D Spine Simulator. It also shows you good/bad posture, etc. Love this!

from the www: design


muse: same difference?


My son heard someone say, “Same difference.”

“Mom, how can a difference be the same?”  Ahh, youth.  I’ll allow  him time to  figure this one out….

let us remember and be thankful


Remembering those who have fought, are fighting, and will fight for the freedom we at times take for granted….. more news of soldiers who’ve laid down their lives. Let’s also give thanks & prayer to the God & Father of the Lord Jesus for those remaining in the fight and for the families of those that have made and are still making those sacrifices. The latest one that I heard of was the brother of a friend of mine, another young soldier.

no more cable tv….


So, we decided to cut the cable out.  A hard decision, believe it or not.  But it’s being proven that we can actually do without it and function…. Ok, so we did subscribe to Netflix which is pretty cool.  And are now watching some of the shows we like, on Hulu , but didn’t really get to watch due to the busyness that life can bring (a good thing I’m finding these days).  Kind of cool, because at night we actually talk a little more than before, without that glaring tube starting at us, interrupting our non-conversation.

giving instruction: wk 5 progress report


So my young pupil started out with little motivation today.  I had to give him a little motivator.

Me: “If you read to pg. 25 I’ll let you play a game on the laptop.”

Pupil: “Really?!”

Some concentrated reading……………………………………………… with small interruptions, as you’ll see.

p. 12

Pupil: “I’m almost to 25!

Me: “Yep, you’re almost halfway there!”

Pupil: “But, you know this (our conversation) is wasting my time,” he stated matter-of-factly.

Me: “Well, let’s get reading then.”

p. 16

Pupil: “Page 16!”

p. 19

Pupil: “Page 19!”

p. 21

Me: “Do you think he (character) washed up like he should?”

Pupil: “No.”

SIDE BAR: “Do you know my Mom bought bubbles for the bath? And you can make it colors, too.”

p. 25

***** Finally, he got to play “games” @ for about 10-15 minutes. *****

We continued reading.

He then noticed I was writing and asked, “Are you writing that I’m being good?  Because I am reading.”  I gave no answer.  I let my little Pupil chatter some more, remembering my son when he was 7 years old.  Then I said, “Well, keep reading because I am writing.”

p. 36 “Hmmm! I’m being good and reading!” Some giddy giggling.

Reads on……………………………………………… till he completed the book.  I think our tutoring session ended on a good note and especially for my little Pupil who is showing improvement.

image search: color wheels


So, have you gotten it yet?  I love the colors that came from The Creator, the one true God & father of the man whom they crucified for the salvation of many who believe and will believe.

image search: decoupage projects TO DO….


Searching for inspiration and motivation, came across this cute project or gift idea and “Oh-my-what-an-easy-and-affordable-project!”  Filed away under “Hope to Do“.