Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The vet's office field trip

The girls after the vet's
Gabe in the assistant area

Grayson looking at x-rays

Today we went on a field trip with our homeschool group to the vet's office. The children had so much fun. We got to see a female dog having surgery. "cool, yuck and mom, I want to leave" we all of the responses to seeing that. We toured the dental area, got to see X-rays and hotel rooms for dogs. No really. Air conditioned and all. Oh I didn't mention the TV's in their private rooms with CABLE. Idon't even have cable. I digress. We went to lunch at some sweet woman's home who was brave enough to host a handful of moms and 55 children... not really but close. My children had fun and got plenty of fresh air and sunshine. They needed both of those things. What a blessing it is to be home and share these experiences with them. Enjoy the pix


This one was taken at the vet's office today. I don't know if you can see the bumblebee right below the flower. Those little things are super fast.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

my daughters pix

OK I cannot lie...well. My daughter took these in our yard yesterday. Here is some of her work. The girl is good at everything she does. She doesn't get it from me. Enjoy

365-2 Not red but cute

She isn't red but the cutest thing I could find. Tee hee. I am biased... Whatcha think?

Which one you like better?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Menu for this week

Thanks Tracy for the idea. Great one. We might inspire each other.. Culinarilly that is...

Monday- Red beans, rice, cornbread (only on Monday you know who!!)
Tuesday- Sloppy Joes, tator tots, corn
Wednesday- eat at church
Thursday- Chicken alfredo with fetuccini or tortellini, broccoli and homemade bread
Friday- Homemade Pizza, salad, brownies

Saturday, January 17, 2009

365* (probably not but will try)-1

OK, January 17 2009. I recieved a digital camera for Christmas. After all the whining, complaining, huffing and sighing(see kids it does work) I got one. The only thing I have used it for is having a slide show for my my screen saver and facebook. Alas, the photographic inspiration of my fellow homeschooling moms(and fellow bloggers) has paid off. I have taken a shadow picture. Not great. Some of us don't have a 5 mm lens(or whatever it is that Tracy has) This is it. Here it goes. Be gentle with comments. My ego is still in post-birth mode. ;)

Monday, January 12, 2009

The power of a name

Now if you thought I would be talking about Jesus I am not~ and I am. I have to share a story about what happened in church on Sunday. Something to ponder and be reminded of.

We were having our "grip and grin" time as we Baptists like to call it. During that time I sought out a Vietnamese woman who isn't saved and visiting our church. I said " Good morning Aay" pronounced long A. She grabbed my hand and said " you know my name." I went on to say I remembered meeting her one day and smiled. She went on to say "yes but when you said my name I got goose bumps."

Wow!!! Who knew just saying someones name can do that? Do we really take the time to KNOW someone and care about them. Do we look look them in the eye and care. I am challenging myself to not just do that at church but what about the lady checking out my groceries at Walmart or the librarian. I hope to give that feeling to those outside and INSIDE my house.

Do my kids know that I care about them and what they say!! Eye contact and real concern for others. It could change things big time.