This Where the Nonsense Turns to Makesense

..A large family working to perfect our sweet skills: Loving others, making an impact, parenting on purpose, living simply, and embracing sarcasm.

Monday, March 29, 2010

What I Would Look Like if I Were a Drinker

This picture pretty much sums up how I feel about life right now.
An "amazing" "song writer" once put my feelings into words, with 83
stanzas of "I am soo tired." I would like to declare her my spokes
person for the next 7 weeks. Seven weeks and I am done student
teaching forever.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

When Student Teaching is All Finished

I think I need a list of things to look forward to
and a place to keep all the ideas I have to pass on
during this crazy time. Here goes:

Blow bubbles with Sam and Addie

Play with kids at the park

Go out of town for a night with The Man

Sleep in

Sleep in

Sleep in

Sleep late

Shower for longer than 10 minutes for the heck of it

Re-organize my school closet; it's getting cluttery

Make a delicious and not at all convenient

Re-read my Twilight series--yah, I said it

Find a movie a month to go to with a friend

Date my husband weekly

paint my toes (although, this is something one of you
who love me could do now while I am working on homework, js)

yard work

paint my house-just on the inside

run nonsense errands with my husband and two littlest children

Spend more time with Rosalie

get a new tattoo-something involving my husband whom
I have now been married to for 14 years

there will be more-count on it. I am sick of being a
working mom. Highly overrated.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Take a Second and Give a Book

Nothing frustrates me more than running into nearly grown
children who cannot read. Really?
No teacher/parent/neighbor/friend/SOMEone came
along at some point and decided it really IS important
for this person to know how to read? Really?
Give free books

Just click and they give. So simple.
Won't you be a part of bringing a book to a child?
DO IT. I am going to count 5..4..3..2..1!
Do it or I will have you arrested.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Oh, how I wish this was the truth. I am going to sleep. Then, tomorrow, I will finish week five of student teaching. YAAAAAAAAWN with a really big mouth.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Inspiration from Africa

Follow this story of adoption, family, and what God is capable of from the view of a very talented photographer.

*photo by Reverb

Amazingly, at the same time, another blogger is also in Africa doing life changing work with Compassion International. Both of these people are inspirations to me.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ode to The Reeds

Friends from the past
are always a blast
They give me flack
and show a crack.