Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Best Friends Kids Wedding

Josh is 23. Twenty-Three. Isn't there a law against getting married so young? When I was 23 I new everything, though. I wish I still knew everything. I seriously don't know where all my knowledge went. Oh. Right. Kids.

It was a very cool wedding. Just check out the shoes.

The M.O.G.

She made this awesome grooms cake:

The G-Men

I realize my lack of punctuation in the title may be disturbing for some. I understand, I do. I think I missed that day in school that dealt with apostrophes when the word ends with S. It's over my head, out of my reach, it's lost on me, etc. I try to avoid the possessive apostrophe situation (or whatever it's called) at all costs, but today I just couldn't come up with another title. I'm sorry.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Before you start reading this post-go over to my music and scroll down to Groove Is In The Heart by Dee-lite. It's about 10-ish songs up from the bottom. There is no particular reason for this other than it has been stuck with me all morning. I'd just like for you to feel the groove, too.
I haven't posted about my sweet finds lately. I had a pretty good run today. I found a pile of old books.
I'm a sucker for old books, especially old books that are as quirky as these:

The above book is from 1917. Know your enemies I always say.

When I read the first few sentences of this book from 1947 I just knew it was a book for me:

I found this old pretty painted box for .50! It's missing the hasp for securing it shut, but heck-it was .50!

I like kites. I like eyeballs. I couldn't pass up kites with eyeballs. I got 2:

I don't have a reason for this purchase. It just grabbed me. It's pretty stinkin' loud for a little guy:

I can't resist shiny brite either:

These are 2 of the most pristine vintage slips I have ever found:

This is a gaudy vanity set, but it's oh so charming:

The last 2 pics are of my favorite finds today. I about had a heart attack when I saw all 3 of these old cameras:

This travel wallet just made me smile-it's like new. I guess whoever owned it never got to travel. Big bummer.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweet Child O' Mine (Mine, Mine, Mine)

This is my girl. She is smart, beautiful and really quite hilarious.
Math has not been her easiest subject this year (5th grade is hard, by the way) and she has been working very hard to get high grades.

We had a bad storm a couple of days ago-lots of lightning. Here's the conversation that occurred when I picked my kids up from school yesterday:
Me: Hi Kiddos! How was your day?
Boy 1: Good.
Boy 2: Good.
Girl: Guess what happened last night?
Me: What?
Girl: Mrs. V's house burned down! It got hit by lightning! She wasn't even at school today!
Me: Oh Man, that stinks! Poor Mrs. V.
Girl: And do you want to hear some bad news?
Me: (thinking-what could be worse?) What?
Girl: The paper I made a 97 on was in the house-it got burned up and she hadn't even put it in the grade book yet!
I think she channeled Junie B. Jones for a moment.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Neglect and Rejuvination

I am a Christian woman. That means that I believe God sent Jesus , who was fully human and fully Divine, to Earth to teach us and to be the ultimate sacrifice for ALL human beings. We are created in the image of God and are put on this Earth as His creation to glorify and praise Him. I do not use this blog as a forum for my faith. It's mostly friends and family that wind up here so I share pics and stories about my kids and other 'fun' things. I don't want people who don't know me to land here, see my blog splattered with "Christianity" and then use my shortfalls and imperfections as a reason to say "She calls herself a Christian and just look how trifling, bad, no-good, smart-alecy, mean, etc, etc, she is-I want no part of that!" What the world doesn't seem to understand is that as Christians WE KNOW WE ARE NOT PERFECT! We (the honest majority of Christians) realize how undeserving, unworthy, (un)capable, un-everything we are of God's love, mercy, acceptance and grace! I realize how far I fall from leading a life that is perfect and pleasing to God! I try, usually fail, confess, repent and try again. A Christian life is about learning and growing. God loves us where we are. He wants us to know Him and as a result of a relationship with Jesus, share His abundant love with the rest of the world. This preface brings me to real reason for this post.
I am not at all happy about the results of the presidential election.
It does not bring hope to me. I see nothing at all hopeful about a government that supports partial birth abortion. I see nothing at all hopeful about a government willing to reward the lazy and foolish. I see nothing at all hopeful about a government willing to lead us into shame and weakness. I can honestly say that I have been depressed over it. I am fearful of the perverse and in-debt world my children will inherit. I am fearful that the world will punish those with strong characters, conservative opinions and values and integrity. I am fearful that the things that are good, honest and holy will be trampled and defeated. Again I say, I have not been happy about the results of this election. I have even found myself thinking: why bother to teach my children about hard work, sacrifice, love, compassion, mercy-they will suffer from those principles in the world we are giving them.

BUT SHAME ON ME! God does not give us a spirit of FEAR! I have to remember that whatever the outcome GOD IS IN CONTROL and will take care of his own. It is said that 'a child will lead them'. I was lead today.
A friend of mine sent me a link to blog this morning. It was a beautiful blog-pretty words and pictures, pretty craft projects. I browsed this blog for about 20 minutes before I clicked the about me link to see whose blog it was. I was astounded to see that it was the blog of a teenager! I was amazed at her insights and creativity. I am not her mother, don't know her, will never meet her yet I am so proud of her! This young lady brought things back into perspective for me. There is hope! This is the kind of young lady that will renew our nation. God has a plan to prosper, not harm us if we are just willing to listen.

I am still not happy about the results of the election but I am no longer unsettled, seeing only doom and gloom. I have no doubt the road ahead will be hard, but it will all lead to the Glory of God! Thank you Miss Emily Rose for reminding me.
Here is the link to her blog:

With this new hope I felt an urge to create, be productive. I have not been in much of a mood for that lately. I went out, dug in the dirt and added new life to my neglected garden, just as God did for my spirit today.