Thursday, August 25, 2005

The small things

So I'm sitting at my desk typing away and in the background Braden is playing with stickers and paper. I am, of course, a happy camper if he can stay entertained for a few minutes while I check e-mail and browse around and such. I turn around to see this (see above). SO you're thinking what's the big deal, right? Well, I thought it was totally cute! He had made a little card and propped it up right beside mine. This tells me 3 things:

1. He knows Mommy is a card maker.
2. Creativity runs in the family. (wink wink)
3. He is trying to be like ME.

Now what bigger compliment can you get than that?!


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Impromptu Field Trip!

We just had the most super cool day today! Thomas had to fly out to Arkansas this morning (which he does quite often) when I was struck with the best idea....We'd go watch him take off at the airport! I don't know why I never thought of it before, but it was really fun! We always tell Braden "Daddy had to fly on the airplane today" and today he really got to see it. To tell the truth, I think it was as much fun for me as it was him!

So after the plane was out of sight, we decided to go into the little office building and check things out...A little exploring, if you will. Inside, we met this man who actually invited us to go sit in one of his airplanes! (He teaches a flight school there.)

Braden was in Heaven as he pretended to fly that plane...Steering, pushing buttons, flipping switches. The guy was just more than happy to answer all of Braden's questions about how everything worked and even told us he would take us up sometime.
Maybe he can go up with Thomas someday, but it won't be with ME as I am chicken to fly!

Anyway, it was just a really fun morning. We got a neat opportunity and both of us learned a little about something new!


Monday, August 22, 2005

New Fun with Old Friends

I spent Saturday afternoon with some of my old friends from High School. We try to get together about once a year to catch up. This time Tammy hosted the party at her house. She was a great hostess... And besides that, she let her house be invaded by all of our kids! I've known these girls for like 20-25 years. Gosh, now that makes me feel REALLY old! It was fun talking about old times and new ones too. Seems like we've done a pretty good job of not losing track of each other over the past 13 years. Hope that doesn't change. Ya hear me, ladies? :-)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Everyone loves a rainbow!

And what makes them so special is the fact that you rarely see one! I captured this one this evening after a rainstorm. Just a beautiful reminder of God's love. Sometimes we just need reminding, don't we?


Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What inspires me

I absolutely LOVE to create things...when I have the time!
There is so much that inspires me. I mean, no, I don't
always totally come up with designs from my head.
Sometimes I do, but quite often I take bits and pieces of
inspiration from here and there and before you know it, they
transform into something I am proud of. (Usually!)
I suppose that's what creating is all about!

So here is my latest! And to those of you who visit my blog and
come to my classes, here is a little sneak peek of what we'll be
making on Friday! I know I can't wait to get mine filled up
with Summer pictures!


Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Let's play!

You know, sometimes you just have to forget about all the things that need to be done and go to the playground! That can be so hard for me to do sometimes because it seems my head is always spinning with thoughts of needing to do this or that.

I know he's not going to be 3 1/2 forever. I need to have fun now. That is my priority. I mean, look at the smile on his face....

You couldn't buy that with a million dollars!

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