Sunday, November 16, 2008


I am a firm believer in the idea that every child is a gift from God. And I think that it is only right to honor that arrival with a party! So I hosted a baby shower for my girlfriend Suzanne. I don't often entertain in my home, primarily due to the other 10 people who live here! But, this is a special time. Suzanne is expecting her 6th baby, but she also has one adopted daughter and two foster children. It was so much fun and the house (for one brief moment) looked great!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tip Junkie! Who knew?

I am always looking for fun, new ways to save money, decorate my house or find a bargain. This fun site had loads of great ideas and tips. Right now they are hosting a " Tip Junkie Mom-prenuer Shop-a-thon buy from women this holiday season!"

They are looking for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday ideas, so submit your blog posts so I can feature you. They are also having 12 days of fun holiday give aways, so pop in and check it out!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The gift of Education....

Today, I replaced the printer in the kindergarten classroom. Thomas' teacher has been without a printer for sometime. David was sweet enough to go install it for her during his lunch break today, so they should be up and running (probably the printer and the kids)!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesdays are always so crazy in our house, primarily it is scout day. That's when the boys and girls all have meetings and lately it is also basketball practice day. It's insane. My good deed on this busiest of days was to help out another parent, who like me, is a private taxi service.

They don't live here in town, they commute 30 minutes from the next nearest town. So after school, I kept their son, while they ran home, fed their kids and then drove all the way back up to Guthrie, for their daughter's basketball practice.

Sometimes, it's just nice to get a minute to catch our breath!

Rock the Vote!

We are so blessed to live in a country and a time in history, where our opinion matters! I am proud to exercise this right! David and I voted and went to lunch, it was a perfect day.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Look Mom, No Hands!

Today my good deed was believing in my son. My sweet Thomas. He is so loving and precocious, and just all around 5 years old. He has beautiful blue eyes and a warm happy smile. He was riding around outside on his bike, which he loves, when I suggested that he might be ready to take the training wheels off. Not wanting to make any rash decisions, he opted to try it on his sister's bike instead.

I can't believe how great he did. One or two tries and he had it down like a pro.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Science fair

I spent most of Sunday helping each of the four middle children with the science fair projects. I am sad to sad, I don't think I actually helped, unless you consider 'trial & error' a help.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day 7 & Cookieland....

Troop #908 invades Cookieland!

I spent all day Saturday at Girl Scout Camp with 10 of my Brownie scouts and 150 other 6 & 7 yr. olds. We hiked, we rolled sleeping bags, we picnicked, we made our own rope, we made silk screened hankerchiefs and sang LOTS of songs with arm movements. It was a beautiful day.

We earned out Fun In Nature Day patch and our "Ready, Set, Go Camping" try-it.

I loved every minute of it and was happy to give my time!