Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Home again!

We are finally back home from an amazing holiday! The drive was long but absolutely stunning! We went through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. Between the mountains and the Grand Canyon the view all along the way was breathtaking. And Disney, well if you take a look at Kiana's face - I think that says it all. Every penny we spent was worth the trip just to see how the kids enjoyed it. I have added a few photos today and will continue to add a few more so you can see the fun that was our trip. All I can say is that it definitely is the happiest place on Earth!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The time has come

for us to leave. Tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. we will be on the road to California! I can't believe its finally here - I'm not sure who's more excited me or the kids. My gf was saying its HOT out there - like 30 degrees. Huntington and Laguna Beach are only about 1/2 hour from our hotel room, Disney is across the street and shopping is just down the road. I am sooooooooo excited - can you tell?!

I hope you all have a wonderful couple of weeks and I look forward to sharing photos and everything we did with you when we get back!

Ciao for now and we'll see you in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

For Today...

Outside my Window...is a beautiful, sunny day

I am thinking...that I have let people down today.

From the learning rooms... nobody can make you feel inferior without your approval

I am thankful for... a husband that loves me anyway

From the kitchen...a hot, steaming cup of coffee

I am wearing...sweats and a tank top

I am reading... "In the Grip of Grace" by Max Lucado

I am hoping...to get over myself

I am creating...a mess that is my life

I am hearing... "Change Me On The Inside" by Brian Doerksen

Around the house...is a huge mountain of laundry

One of my favorite things... curling up on the couch with a good book

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... coffee with an old friend, cleaning up my place and packing for Disneyland

Here are pictures I am sharing with you... its what I have been working on!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Monday 7

1. The power of Grace - today I am learning that the grace and mercy shown by my Father is an amazing gift and rather than fight it I just need to embrace it! I can't do anything to earn his love and forgiveness and I just need to remember that!

2. The beauty and wonder of a new baby is always amazing to me. My sister had a beautiful little girl named Lucy on Friday and I am already in love with her.

3. What would I do without my fabulous husband? Chris strengthens me, believes in me and lifts me up when I don't even believe in myself.

4. Vacations are always a good time for me to enjoy my family and to rest my spirit. Its only 11 days until we head to Disneyland. I am so excited that Chris and I are able to fulfill the dream our kids have had of going for the last 5 years.

5. Friends are so important in our lives. I got to catch up with some friends this weekend that I hadn't seen for a long time and have missed alot. I also got to meet some new friends who only know me thru my blog and scrapbooking and it was so wonderful to get to put names and faces together in person too - you know who you are. It was such a pleasure and a joy to meet you in person this weekend!

6. I love my job and the hard work that it entails. Helping little beings be all that they can is so fulfilling and more often than not, they teach me so much more than I could EVER teach them.

7. No one can make you feel bad without your consent - ENOUGH SAID!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day - leave me a comment - I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Simple Woman

For Today...

Outside my Window...the sun is rising and the potential for another beautiful day is awakening
From the learning rooms...I am preparing a layout for some women that I am teaching a class to on Friday
I am thankful for...the fact that my dh didn't get hurt when he walked in on a robbery at the store across the street last night
From the kitchen...homemade egg mcmuffins for the kids for breakfast
I am wearing...favorite pair of jeans and a button down shirt
I am reading...nothing right now
I am hoping...for a hot, sunny day
I am creating...not very much right now
I am hearing...the chatter of children
Around the house...the busyness of getting ready for work and school
One of my favorite things...is coffee and the computer before work
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...getting ready for my class on Friday and helping my dear friend Kelly at the Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show!
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you... there is nothing that I enjoy more than seeing my children reading - with a book you always have a friend nearby.