Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
After devouring a pizza with ADULT toppings (canadian bacon & onions) from our favorite local pizzeria, we discussed how to most effectively use the remaining hours in the day.
We talked about spending a few hours organizing the garage.
We contemplated pricing items for an upcoming rummage sale.
We briefly mentioned a few other items on our ToDo lists and then...
followed by THIS...
Those of you SEASONED, PROFESSIONAL PARENTS reading this post will no doubt have already guessed that our perfectly assembled train track complete with end track buffers, T-juntions, ascending tracks, a 5-way switch, a trestle bridge and strategically placed trees & road signs is now a jumbled mess on the familyroom floor.
I think I have heard the following phrase a couple HUNDRED times already today, "Momma. Broke it. Fix. PLEEEASE?"
You will also not be surprised that the once glorious track is now roughly oval in shape WITHOUT any risers, trees, ascending tracks, bridges or other such foolish contraptions. And...it is working just fine :)
While I appreciate the beauty that flowers bring to the yard, I'm certainly NOT a gardener. To be honest, I am just not into dirt. Not a fan; plain & simple.
Nonetheless, I did contribute to this year's springtime flower displays by snapping some photos. :)
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here are some snapshots of our time together. These little guys sure do love being together and they absolutely ADORE their grandma & grandpa, too.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I can complain when the weather does not cooperate with my plans (who likes to go to the park in the rain!). I can whine about my son's troublesome behavior (my kitchen floor can attest to his latest eating style). I can lament having too much to do & too little time (and yet waste valuable minutes/hours doing unnecessary tasks).
So why all the self-examination? It was triggered by a line I recently read, "...sharing in the certainty that, even with all that can be wrong with the world (or the weather, or a marriage, or a person), there’s always more that’s right…”
It is SO easy to see the negative aspects of life -- dirty laundry, piles of dishes, disagreements, broken relationships, lies, poverty -- the list could go in so many directions. And yet the truth of the matter is this -- there is SO much good in life; so much MORE that is right. The sacrifice of a Savior. The love of family. The joy of the seasons. The laughter of a child. The kindness of a stranger. So much MORE that is right.
I have committed in my heart to be more aware of the GOOD and less concerned about the wrong. Perhaps you'd like to accept the challenge to do the same?