Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What is LOVE??

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.
Touching words from the mouth of babes.
What does Love mean?
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.
See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy -age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6

"My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an imagination) Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry".

Friday, August 25, 2006

More Barn Building

Our barn is almost finished. All we need now is the roof and the overhead doors. There's my hunky hubby on the roof with his buddy Mark Braun.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

What scrapbooking product are you? Tag Debbie, Norma, Leslie and Dani

What scrapbooking item are you?

I took an online quiz that told me what scrapbooking item best describes me. It's a fun quiz and is actually pretty accurate. My results are below. To take the quiz, click on this link:

Remember to paste your results onto your blog so we can all see!!

You are STICKERS!You like brightening things up in life and decorating your living space with your own personal style. You are versatile and able to get things done with a stick-to-it attitude. People love your colorful personality and personal flair! You like exploring new things and are willing to try anything once. But Stickers beware - sometimes you like to stick to someone that you like a little too much and take them into your confidence a little too easily. Your personality tends to make you a steadfast friend, but make sure the friends you choose are worth your efforts!
Take this quiz!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Picture Perfect Photo Shoot

I can't get over how great Connor's pictures turned out at Picture Perfect!

Joke of the day

Why you're not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition.

Harry is getting along in years and finds that he is unable to perform sexually. He finally goes to his doctor who tries a few things, but nothing seems to work. So the doctor refers him to an American Indian medicine man.The medicine man says, "I can cure this." With that said, he throws a white powder in a flame, and there is a flash with billowing blue smoke.Then he says, "This is powerful medicine but you can only use it once a year. All you have to do is say '123,' and it shall rise for as long as you wish!"The guy then asks, "What happens when it's over, and I don't want to continue?"The medicine man replies: "All you or your partner has to say is 1234, and it will go down. But be warned: It will not work again for another year."
Harry rushes home, anxious to try out his new powers and prowess.

That night he is ready to surprise his wife. He showers, shaves, and puts on his most exotic shaving lotion and cologne. After he gets into bed and is lying next to her, he says, "123" and suddenly he becomes more aroused than anytime in his life, just as the medicine man had promised.
His wife, who had been facing away from him,turns over and asks,"What did you say 123 for?"

And now you know why you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition.

Connor's first day of preschool- Montessori

Connor turned three in June. The daycare where he attended closed down so we had to find a new place for him to go. He started preschool at the Montessori school here in Sullivan on August 14th. He had a great first week!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Debbie Tagged Me

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
In a house near the ocean. I love scuba and snorkeling.

2. What's your favorite article of clothing?
My worn out Reebok laceless sneakers that everyone thinks are ugly. I haven't been able to find a new pair I like as well to replace them.

3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex?
Teeth. Bad teeth/breath are a deal breaker for me.

4. What's the last CD that you bought?
Haven't bought one in ages. Probably Mercy Me Undone.

5. Where's your favorite place to be?
At my scrapping table.

6. Where's your least favorite place to be?
In line- anywhere! That includes traffic. What a time waster.!

7. What's your favorite place to be massaged?
My Feet.

8. Strong in mind or strong in body?
Strong in mind .

9. What time do you wake in the morning?
7 a.m.

10. What's your favorite kitchen appliance?
The Dishwasher without a doubt!

11. What makes you really angry?
Rude people.

12. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?

13. Favorite color?

14. Which do you prefer, sports car or SUV?
Sports car.

15. Do you believe in afterlife?

16. Favorite children's book?
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

What is your favorite season?
Fall. I love the cool, crispness in the air, the colors of the changing leaves, signaling the start of a fresh, new school year and football season.

18. What's your least favorite household chore?
Cleaning the floors.

19. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Be two places at once. I'd go to work AND spend the day scrappin'!

20. If you have a tattoo, what is it?
No tattoo but if I ever got one, it'd have something to do with my 3 boys.

21. Can you juggle?
What kind of question is that? Of course I can juggle!! I'm a MOM!!

22. The one person from your past you wish you could go back and talk to?

23. What's your favorite day?
Any day I don't have to work.

24. What's in the trunk of your car?
Don't go there.

25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?
Sushi- without a doubt. Hey, what can I say? I'm half Asian!

And Now I am TAGGING Norma...haha

Friday, August 18, 2006

More Wedding photos

Ok. This is ticking me off. I'm not able to load multiple photos at a time. I'll have to burn a CD of the wedding photos for those of you who want one. Let me know.

More Wedding photos

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Barn Building

Well our barn is getting there. As soon as it's ready, we're moving all our excess stuff out there and putting our house on the market.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


As I said in my profile, I love all things music, especially playing the piano (which I don't get to do too much of anymore since my piano is back in Texas) and my flute! So here is a photo of me playing a flute duet with Joe at Mark and Donna's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding set by the lake and gazebo out at Mark's dad's house.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The boys

I doctored up one of the photos from our so called, "photo shoot". What do you think?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Here's the Best....

Here's the best I could do of the boys, which is the top photo. They just wouldn't behave. Actuallly, Connor was the cooperative one, believe it or not. The older boys were being silly. Connor had enough of it, and tried knocking Josh upside the head. LOL!

Ryan and Victoria

Here is a picture of my middle son, Ryan 15, and his girlfriend Victoria, 14. Aren't they a beautiful couple of kids?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My Little Man

My girlfriend, Debbie, added links to my blog! Thanks Deb! You're the best! If you'd like to have your link on my blog, let me know.

I love this photo of my little man. I took this while we were at the Kemah Boardwalk in Texas.
He had fun playing in the water fountain, but he liked the playground better. For some reason, this year he was acting like he was afraid of it. Last year he loved it. This year, I guess anticipating the random sprays of water was too overwhelming. LOL!

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