Sunday, July 22, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
on thursday, our family travelled to the natural bridge zoo - dd's zoo count #6 (just ask, he'll tell ya LOL;))
we ended the trip getting our picture taken with the baby tiger cub, india. she is on loan from another zoo, so we couldn't hold her, but she kept swatting dd with her tail and he loved it, mommy, this baby tiger loves me so much!
on friday, i got a special treat! i had a daddy-daughter day with my pop! as an anniversary and birthday gift to me, my parents wanted to purchase some much needed tires for my car and they insisted (rightly so) that we take care of it before our road trip this past weekend. so, while sams installed my newly gifted tires, my dad loaded up some bikes and we hit the bike trails that my hometown created to replace the old railway tracks downtown on the riverfront. what a blessing it was to spend those hours with my father, riding through tunnels and on tree-shaded paths by the river. we had a chance to exercise, talk, and just enjoy each other's company. i am so blessed to have such a great daddy, he even took me to lunch after and went with me to pick up our newly-painted school bus which i then delivered to the school. it was a wonderful day that we plan on repeating soon!
after arriving home from my bike trip we all began packing for a quickly planned and swiftly executed trip to tennessee. it was truly one of those i-can-get-the-weekend-free-have-the-opportunity-haven't-been-in-far-too-long moments that we couldn't pass up, especially considering that my dh will be back in football season ~ and therefore mia until after thanksgiving~ beginning next week, making this the only time we can all go. we left on saturday right after a baby shower, and arrived in tennessee at my uncle's house at about midnight (our time). the trip was great, and dd travels wonderfully, but having just arrived home today, i have to say that i am pooped!
saturday - wednesday
i was able to deliver the daddy, who hung the moon quilt to my cousin, visit with my 89-year-old grandmother, and spend time with family that i hadn't seen in a long while. i also came home with some quilting treasures....... i'll share more on our trip later, right now i have about 10 pounds of laundry and some work to make up.
ps. janet - my avitar is a llama! i took her pick about a year and a half ago at a petting zoo while visiting my sis in new york. i thought she was just so posh, and yet so....not. love her! ;) have a great day lady!
Monday, July 09, 2007
my dearest husband, you are a tribute to the faithfulness of our Lord to answer our prayers for you are everything i listed and so much more than i had thought i needed. i love you, and cannot wait for the rest of our life together.
i had a full day at work, scheduling field trips, coordinating children's ministry activities, meeting with various prek staffers about various prek items, etc. i am enjoying the new position at work. so far i haven't had as much time at home, but summer is peak busy time 'cause with all the kids outta school, i get to fill the time for them! i am still praying for wisdom in continuing to train and develop my leadership team, but i have the time now to work out in the mornings, i have a super garden in the back yard (pictures to come), i am getting thursday's with my little guy, and have found more time for quilting and practicing my guitar. blessings, and as i adjust to the schedule and continue to get guidance from the Lord it will get even better!
today, when i got home i helped hubby fill little man's swimming pool, changed for the gym, then was delayed when my little guy achieved an unfortunate milestone by stepping on his first baby bumblebee.
poor little poppet.
after a lot of tears, peroxide, and yes ~tweezers to remove a stinger ~ he was giggling again and i was off for my aerobics class...had a sub teacher...don't wanna talk about it ;)
came home, cooked dinner, gave the dog a bath (gave myself a backache in the process, but she is ohsofluffy), put little man to bed, and now i am settling down to watch one of my favorite shows.
busy, yet happy day.
today inspired me to take a minute and count my many blessings ~
5 little blessings to count today:
2. garden fresh vegetables
3. my little boy's laughter
4. freshly painted toenails
5. a good acoustic guitar CD
Friday, July 06, 2007
i did reign myself in and quilted the stars in the ditch with a single line of echo quilting inside each one, but not to be too terribly normal i used multi-tonal yellow thread.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
unfortunately, the day began a little out of kilter, as we took a curvier route (to save some time....yeah right) and my little guy ended up ralphing in the back seat. so, after spending about 20 minutes rinsing my nearly naked kid with bottled water on the side of the road, we loaded up and proceeded to drive to the nearest walmart for new undies, shorts, and shoes.
we also saw "the guys from madagascar who like to move it, move it!" as dd says....
first up was junior. dd got to feed junior during the first part of the tour. it was really one of those oh my goodness everyone should do this at least once sorta things... dd also got to feed the buffalo and the camels. - not to mention the pigs, llamas, birds......... and, although we didn't get to feed them they like to nibble on fingers we go within touching distance of a zebraand later on he got to pet an albino corn snake (sarah) who was making the rounds in the zoo.we had a great time, and both my wild things agreed that it was well worth the trip (and the vomit)!