Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's Thursday!


Outside My Window~  Looks like it's going to be a good day.  I think the fire pit is calling for hotdogs and marshmallows.

 I Am Thankful For~    Protection. Wisdom. Answered prayers. 

I Am Wearing~  A purple robe, my nightshirt...bare toes.  Will be changing soon to a pair of capri's and a short sleeve tee and my tennis shoes.

  On my Prayer List~  The safety of my husbandHe has been busy this week working here and here.

I Am Creating~ Nothing is going on today.  I made some more watches over the weekend, gold with black and a bright blue one.  Bought some batteries for other watches.  Sent the package to my Mom.  I need to have pictures made and purchase photo albums for that photo project.

 I Am Enjoying~ sealedbygrace has been reading and recommending The Mitford Series.  I finally succumbed to the recommendation.  I am almost done with the first book.  I LOVE IT!!

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From The Kitchen~ Meatloeaf and macaroni and cheese...yummy.

 From The Learning Room~  Lots of review.  Some new reading practice books.  (They are books that came with his curriculum.  the I Can Read and I Do Read series.)  Not too much left.  About three days of papers left!

   I am looking forward to~  My husband has all hands training coming up (May 17th-21) in which we will be allowed to go with him.  We wont attend the training but we will be hanging out relaxing.  I am sooo looking forward to this!!

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Leaving You With~  I am so thankful for the children God gave me.  I can't imagine my life without them.  I wouldn't turn down any more babies even though I am creeping into my 40's.  There is just something totally delicious about newborn babies...yum!  I was walking around my house this morning and chuckling to myself.  Even as I write this I am listening to thumping, jumping and war play from my 7 year old!

“A little boy is the only thing God can use to make a man.”


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"Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years."

~ James Thurber, writer

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"There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart."

~Washington Irving , writer

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Little Boys are Treasures

Little boys are treasures
Who are worth their weight in gold
And charm everyone around them
From the time they're hours old.

They're Mommy's little darling,
They're a special pal to Dad,
And they bring the very happiest days
A family's ever had!

My Son

Sticky fingers,
dirty face,
Rugs and pillows
out of place,

Cars and tractors
here and there,
Blocks and boats

Gold and silver
have I none,
But worth a million
is my Son.

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Why God Made Little Boys

God made a world out of His dreams,
of magic mountains, oceans and streams,
Prairies and plains and wooded land.
Then paused and thought
I need someone to stand, on top of the mountains,
to conquer the seas, explore the plains
and climb the trees.
Someone to start out small and grow,
sturdy and strong like a tree and so
He created boys, full of spirit and fun
To explore and conquer, to romp and run
With dirty faces, and banged up chins
With courageous hearts and boyish grins.
And when He had completed the task He'd begun,
He surely said, "That's a job well done."

The Mother of Boys

Praise to the High One for giving me joys
Peculiarly sweet, I'm the mother of boys!
Mud puddles, torn blue jeans, toads, whistles and worms.
The furred and feathered and whatever squirms.

Black knuckles, bats, arrows and thundering noise.
They're all in a day for the mothers of boys.
But, ah, 'tis a dear joy to turn the blue eyes
To the manifold wonder of earth, sea and skies.

And, ah, 'tis a dear joy to watch a small hand seize
The hand of God in the knowledge of these.
Spare me, oh High One, to praise Thee more when
This mother of boys is the mother of men.

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Have a great day friends!


  1. Oh, Beth! The pictures of the war toys and legos could have been taken in my home.I love my four little boys! Great post!

  2. my boys had that rug! brings back sweet memories.Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years."~ James Thurber, writer Love it!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love, love, love your Thursday posts!  I know exactly what you mean about little boys.  I did have 2 boys many years ago and then He gave me another chance with Matthew.  I loved the Mitford series too!  And the resort looks fabulous........yes, I am jealous!

  4. I love your pics and your post as well ... it's always so interesting!   I hope your day is a nice one also, Beth, and that you get to enjoy a cook-out.  

  5. I think roasting marshmallows and hotdogs sounds perfect! Love your poems and pics.. have a happy day

  6. Oh I envy you, what a beautiful destination for some relaxing time!!  It reminds me of the place in Dirty Dancing where the family goes for the summer.  And your boys...they are amazing creatures and I love them and I love mine as well.  Enjoy your day!

  7. I didn't know I can fall in love twice until I gave birth to my son.  There is something divine about little boys that only a mother knows.  Praise God for little children, they are truly his rewards to us.

  8. I've got four younger brothers...LOVE the quotes and poems!

  9. I really needed to read the poems about boys...thanks for sharing.  It blessed my heart!! get to get away.  I hope you guys have a great time. 

  10. Awww, love love LOVE little boys! My "little boys" are now 15 and 17 and taller than their mama! Where does the time go??  So glad you're enjoying that series! I'm still reading Out To Canaan. I got a bit sidetracked lately, but can't wait to get started on it again. It's such a clean cut series and Mitford is a place I'd not only love to visit, but MOVE to!Hope you have an awesome time on your trip and I'll definitely be prayin' for your dh! I'm thankful that there are men like him to help keep us safe! (((warm hugs to ya both!)))