Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Haircut Dilemma


Would you believe...I still haven't decided!  For now, I am just leaving it the way it is.  I did trim my bangs.  I have a lot of layers worked into this cut, it is just now getting long enough to pull back out of the way and off my face and neck with this heat.


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When If I decide to take the big haircut plunge, I'll post before and after pictures!

Short Votes~ 8

Medium Votes~ 6

Long Votes~ 3


My Wednesday


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Not much is up for today.  The weather has cooled down a whole lot.  We turned the AC off this morning and just have the windows open.  It's very comfortable.  The warmer weather the last four days made every blooming thing leap into overdrive though.  All the vehicles are covered in pollen and you leave trails when you drive through it.

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We are having taco salad for dinner tonight, the avocados I bought are ripe.  I was attracted to a honeydew melon at the store the other day, I'll slice that up as well.  Church tonight too. 


My friend Tonya will be here for dinner tomorrow night.  I am going to make Thai Peanut Noodle Toss.  Can't wait to get in some more baby holding!




Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Having Company


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Yes, we did have company last evening.  We enjoyed a fine meal of grilled steak, baked potatoes and green salad.  Our company was Tonya, Paul and baby Samantha.  We have known Tonya since 1990. 






 She was #1 sons babysitter when she was a teenager and #1 son was little.  We attended church together back then. 


She was living in San Diego when we were and we enjoyed renewed friendship with her then as well.  Our sweet Tonya found herself a good man a couple years ago, married him and had a beautiful little baby recently.  She is out here to see her husband off as he leaves for deployment in Iraq sometime tomorrow night. 

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(Tonya, Paul and baby Samantha ((three weeks old!))

I'm confidant she would love prayers for the safety and speedy return of her husband Paul.

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(a man and a baby!)


Monday, April 27, 2009

First Award


A friend over at ( Gave me my first award,

"Attitude of Gratitude."


So there are a few rules to this award:

1.Put the logo on your blog or post

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude

3. Link to your nominees within your post

4.Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award

5.Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award.

6.Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.



Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude...

My gratitude comes first from my Heavenly Father who gave it to me.  Without him, I would be nothing.

I am thankful for my husband and children.  For my family, whom I wish I could live closer to.

I am thankful the Lord provides our needs!  Really.....we have food, shelter, cars to drive, money to spend...I am quite content!

I am thankful for my bloggy friends, who are very dear to me.


Rules #2-5....I don't FOLLOW rules very well...   Thanks DJ for giving me this award!



Color Challenge

Last week, my friend, richgem posted a color challenge.  Here are my entries to her challenge~


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These are all flowers in my yard.  I looked around and don't really have that much else right here at home for a purple color entry.  I may edit this later and put a couple different purple entries in.  Feel free to take part in richgem's color challenge for a fun post!



Menu Monday


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Menu Monday

Monday-  Grilled Steak, Baked Potato, Green Salad and Chocolate Cream Cake

Tuesday-  Mole Chicken in Flour Tortillas, Black Beans and Homemade Chips

Wednesday-  Taco Salad

Thursday-  Thai Peanut Noodle Toss

Friday-  Grilled Burgers, Homemade French Fires

Saturday-  Wedding Food

Sunday-  Braised Ox Tails, White Rice, Garlic Bok Choy


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On Thursday I was able to finish my sewing projects and clean up my mess in time for dinner.  I made four flannel receiving blankets and hemmed a pair of jeans.

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On Friday I was able to take #2 son out and purchase bedding plants for my new flower beds.  I didn't get a lot of what was on my list.  I guess what I want is a later in the season type of plants.  I did manage to find:  Tomato, Basil, Sage Parsley, Green Banana Pepper, Pinks, Fushia, Sweet Alyssum, Pansies, Petunia, Violets, Red a Green lettuce and a few others I can't remember. 

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Saturday was the day the Swing Fort was completed!!  I also went and got my friend Tonya from the airport.  We managed a quick visit and a little baby holding before she went to go see her husband.  I also managed to assemble a picnic lunch for the church picnic on Sunday afternoon.

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I was in need of rest yesterday so I stayed home from church!  I enjoyed LOTS of relaxing, I felt almost like I was on vacation, by myself!  I watered the new plants and read in the morning.  I started a fire in the firepit in the late afternoon and read Nancy Drew by the fire while I was waiting for my family to return.

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(I spotted this nest in the tree behind the fort.  It is a Sparrow nest.  They have decorated the bottom of it with plastic things they have found!)

Today Tonya is bringing her family over for a visit and some dinner.  I am looking forward to that!

Not too much planned for the rest of the week.  Friday Tonya returns to San Diego so I will drive her to the airport.  Saturday our landlord is getting married and we have been invited to attend!  Sunday afternoon my manly man leaves for about 14 days of training in Connecticut.

Enjoy all the pictures!!  Have a great week!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Can You Help Me Decide?


I am trying to decide if I should cut my hair.  I liked it when it was short, I like it long.  One of the reasons I let it grow out was I found it was curly.   I think the my pregnancy hormones with #2 son affected my hair.  It has remained curly since!  It was longest when we lived in Alaska.  I bobbed 6 inches off  the spring before we moved.  I have been growing it out since 2005.

My sweet husband doesn't care.  He likes me best with hair fixed and a little bit of makeup put on, when either of these is done, he is pleased.

Please leave me a reply on what you think.  Short or Long. 




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My Day




Outside my window...   Watching the emerging green leaves on the trees.  I am enjoying all the tree blossoms!

I am thinking...   I got to get going on a sewing project!

I am thankful for...  The Lord continues to meet our families needs in this 'economy!'

From the learning rooms...  The letter K and the number 7

From the kitchen...   My husband is on a 'diet.'  Tonight he is working late, so we are going to get Papa John Pizza and maybe watch a movie while he is at working!

I am wearing...  Denim capri's and a fushia colored short sleeve top, short socks and white tennis shoes.


I am creating...  I am going to go sew four, oversized flannel, receiving blankets for a dear friend's new baby and hem a pair of jeans I found at the thrift store.

I am going...  Tomorrow I am going on a quest to find bedding plants for my new flower beds.  I am so excited!

I am reading... A book I found at Walmart about a Mommy who solves mysteries while juggling, husband, children and church.

I am hoping... not sure I have answer for this one today!

I am hearing...  A busy 6 year old playing with 'guys and cars' on the rug upstairs.

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(There is a spot of dirt on his nose!)

Around the house...  I am pretty pleased with how the house looks, just a few dust bunnies on the stairs today.  I was able to get in my closet yesterday and pulled some long sleeve shirts and winter skirts off hangers.  I folded them and stuck them on the closet shelf.  I gives me a bit more room for some more short sleeve or sleeveless tops for my summer wardrobe!

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One of my favorite things... the smell of vanilla candles.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  I have a friend coming from out of town to visit her husband before he is deployed to Iraq.  She arrives Saturday and will be borrowing our van.  She will probably spend most of 5 days with her husband at Fort Dix, just south of here.  They may come and have dinner with us one night and she'll come back to stay for a night and hitch a ride back to the airport.   She is bringing her newborn baby.  I am pretty excited about that.  I can't wait to hold her... (the baby!)

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

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(These are some of the sprouts from the wildflower seeds I planted two  weeks ago!)


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thinking Pink



I am so happy that spring is here! 

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If you were here with me you'd see my happiness to have winter over. 

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Spring makes me think of one of my favorite colors, PINK

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Yes, I love PINK

I'd have a totally girly, PINK bedroom if I didn't have to share it with my manly man. 

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I might even have a lot of other things PINK in my house if I didn't have to share with the guys.

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