For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16

Monday, January 31, 2011


sunShine:  "Mommy, how did you make my bed THAT fast?"
me:  "I'm just g-o-o-d!"
sunShine:  "(pause)...at making beds!"

Friday, January 28, 2011

is this funny or am i in trouble?

July 21, 2007
ladyBug (3) & sunShine (8 months)

on this particular morning, i found the girls in the crib together. ladyBug wanted to know, "is this funny or am i in trouble?"

i still wonder what they were talking about before i came in...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


"Mom," he asked. "The moon really has no light of its own, does it?"

"No," I replied. "It simply reflects the light from the sun. If the sun was gone, the moon wouldn't shine either."

Thinking deeply, he looked at me and said, "That's the same way we would be without Jesus."

Amazed at his understanding of the two concepts, I answered, "Yes, that's right honey."

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

ambitious, frugal or plain crazy

did you guess what we were doing yesterday?   

we were baking fresh, homemade whole wheat bread (yep, from scratch)!

ambitious, frugal or just plain crazy - we did it!

and, as for the taste,

it was yummy!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011


"Children do not accidentally become righteous leaders or emotionally healthy and productive adults - any more than seeds thrown randomly to the wind grow to be part of a thriving garden."  ~Sally Clarkson

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

sitting this one out

 joy!  it has snowed for two days here and anything involving kids has been cancelled,  except playing & sledding in the snow (of course).  it reminds me of a sweet snow day last year...
journal entry from 1-29-10

the bambinos and their daddy played in the snow today. i chose to sit this one out. we have been outside in the snow for three straight days now.

when they called me to the door, i found this delightful saying and three smiling faces...

followed by snow balls!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

real popcorn

"mommy, can we have popcorn...real popcorn?  'cause we're at the movie theater, well...i mean a pretend movie theater.  but we need real popcorn!"

Friday, January 7, 2011

winter wonderland

we must have

been dreaming


a white Christmas!!!!