Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Two-and-a-half-year-old Louella found Big Sis' umbrella, and brought it into the kitchen. She was describing the beautiful designs on the umbrella. First she said that Sleeping Beauty was a princess. Then she pointed to the Disney castle picture and said, "That's the temple you buried Daddy to!"
I can hear his commentary now . . .

an invisible connection

I was reading blogs and emails this morning, while my darling Sleeping Beauty (Louella) napped in my lap. I smiled at a funny line in a message, and my Louella simultaneously laughed outloud. Still asleep! She's turning 3 years old in 1 month. I'm glad she's still nursing :)

Earlier, at the kitchen table, aforementioned Louella observed me as I chopped celery. She had previously asked me what I was doing. But now I was having deep thoughts of concern about her big sis, and we were fairly quiet. Louella suddenly said, "What are you thinking about?" Just like an adult!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Contest and a Cause

Please take a moment to visit the site (click on the title of this post).
I was blog-hopping the other day, and I learned of the heart-wrenching story of a beautiful family who is going through a very difficult recovery period right now. Please continue to pray for them, and maybe contribute to the fundraising efforts. There are many. One that caught my attention is the blogger book.
To be part of a fun and funny project, go to:

Please Pray for this Family

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blazy* Lately, But Repentant Now

It's September!!!
I'm forty years old now.

I celebrated with my family (way too much ice cream! and some fun, cutting the rug in our living room), and I had fun the next day, discovering Bed Bath and Beyond with my mom. Ever the thoughtful gift-giver, she gave us a whole new set of my favorite flatware (Thanks, MOM!), and took me out to lunch for my favorite fajitas, and to BBAB.

Kids are back in school, and work has been ebbing.

Two of our kiddos were assigned to do an "All About Me"-type of project.

Here's my version.


eagle-eyed editor who loves to dance

Will proofread and procrastinate if given the chance

Loves letters, lingo, language, and to sing and prance

Blessed beyond belief, but seeking better balance

* See Naomi's blog @ durrantramblings.blogspot.com