Tuesday, September 15, 2009
....and you question God - 'why me?'.....
always look at the bigger picture....
A day without the Lord - Is a day wasted.
God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.
Thank God for the stuff that didn't hit you!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I found this bedding when I was searching for fabric to make a window treatment for my dinning room. I am in love. Hmmm....wonder if this is ever discounted?
Photos from Neiman Marcus.
I had intended to photograph my roosters but I have been so busy this week that I didn't get to it, so I guess this will have to do.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
WE got this Pottery Barn Sectional FREE....yes, FREE!, this weekend. It was advertised on Freecycle and my husband traveled 45 miles to pick it up. It is 5 years old and in excellent shape except for some sun fading on the back. We have washed the slipcovers and they look great we just have to vacuum the rest of the upholstery and it will be ready to bring into the family room. I am so excited about our good luck! We have been looking for a denim section for 3 years. I'll post photos once it is in the familiy room. It retails for between $4,429.00 - $6,279.00.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I've been hard at work this week, in between trying to make visits to child care programs and trying to get ready to be gone next week for an Early Language and Literacy training, getting Aaron's clothes and outgrown toys ready for consignment. We are participating in the Rhea Lana's consignment sale the second weekend of August this year. I am excited to clear out the fall and winter clothing that is outgrown as well as some toys and other things he is too big for. If you have a Rhea Lana's near you, check it out. I found some great stuff there last spring.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Our first family portrait, taken at Calotype. We won their give away at Barnyard Days one of the first weekends Aaron was transitioning into our home. This photo was taken in Dec. 2007 when he had been living with us for about 2 months.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We renewed our foster care license this month which meant filling out paperwork, re-do finger prints, discovering that the state of Missouri lost our original file and now we have to provide all of those copies too......cleaning the house for the inspection, etc.
I am hoping for a break in June. I am working this June for the first time in 5 years. It is a huge adjustment to go from a 10 month contract to a 12 month contract. I dislike working in July more than June but it seems weird to not be preparing to shut down for several weeks and regroup.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
In Loving memory
Gary L. Crouch
Feb. 18, 1955 - May 9, 2009
My Uncle Gary was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday. Today was the memorial service and graveside service. One of my other uncles said it was fitting that it poured rain because my Uncle Gary was always trying to dunk someone in the lake.
I went to college in Springfield where my Aunt and Uncle live. My Uncle always took care of any car trouble (or any other trouble for that matter) that I had. I am so lucky to have such a large and caring family. My mother is the oldest of nine children. My Uncle Gary was married to the fifth sister in the family. Please keep my Aunt and my two cousins in your prayers as they deal with this loss.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here is a side view of the child size chairs our son uses. I will probably put some of my collection of old garden cans out here in a few days.
Monday, May 4, 2009
My husband brought home a huge barrel from work. It has two small openings on the top, one we left the original size to use an an overflow and the other we made larger to fit the down spout. He drilled a hole in the side for the spigot go in. The he covered the top with landscape cloth to keep those pesky mosquitoes from finding a new place to lay eggs. It was too dark to photograph the finished product when he finished so I will have show it off tomorrow. We will also see how well it works tomorrow with the forecasted rain.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
We left Wednesday for a meeting for my work at the University of Missouri - did I mention that I work from home? Sometimes it's wonderful, sometimes not. Aaron and Joe went with me. We had fun at the hotel and even got Aaron to get into the pool just a little bit. We managed to squeeze in some shopping and found Aaron some great clothes in the next size up at a huge savings.
I'm hoping to post my kitchen photos for http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/2009/04/show-us-your-house-friday.html
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
My niece and nephew have been in town for several days and have been with us part of the time. They spent the night last night. They talked and giggled until late. My nephew was the first one out. I dont' know what time my niece and son went to sleep but they were still up at 10. She was singing to him.
Our town has the city wide garage sale coming up on April 4. I am super busy getting ready for it. Please come and take some of these treasures off our hands!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Now the new UGH! We just discovered that the social security number FSD gave us telling us it was our son's.....IS NOT HIS. We discovered it when the bank called to tell us that they couldn't open his savings account with it. Thank goodness I hadn't been to have our taxes prepared yet. Now we have to find out how to get him his Soc. This is just crazy!!!!
We happen to live in a town that boasts the largest garage sale in Missouri. We have a city wide sale the first weekend on April. We start selling on Thursday. We try to do a total clean out to prepare for the event.
Today we are cleaning out bedrooms. If you're near Neosho, MO stop by there is always lots of stuff!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I must complete my search so it can go in the mail!
Edited: I found my paperwork and all has been taken to the post office and shipped to the main office.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Aaron stayed home today with a bad cough. He is watching Ghostlight right now. It is his favorite short film. He loves anything that lights up and has found a lantern that looks like ghostlight to play with. When he gets older, we'll take him to see the spooklight that the story is made from. We live pretty close to the Spooklight. I saw it once when I was in college and it scared the crap out of us!!!!!
We are trying to get ready for a sales event in Joplin March 13 - 16. Rhea Lana Children's Consignment event is coming to Joplin and we got a booth for Longaberger and Uppercase Living. We are working on some really cute UL demos that I hope to post on here in a couple of days. Speaking of UL, check out Shannon's post about the UL design she got from us http://thedavisfamilynwa.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-cannot-get-enough.html
It looks so cute on her platter!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thanks for the kid words when I was down last week. I am moving on. I have to see that person tomorrow but I have a plan to just do my job, get in, get out and schedule for next time. There are lots more clients who appreciate the work I do for them and I just need to focus my time and energy on them and not worry about this one.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
We went to Fayetteville and ate a AQ Chicken. Aaron entertained the other diners with his singing in the booth and then making a mess on the window. We also stopped in Rogers to shop and drop off discount coupons for Longaberger and Uppercase Living for the Just Between Friends consignment sale. If you are one of the first 500 at the sale, you can get a discount from us.
We didn't find much on Friday. Aaron got a Thomas DVD, but we didn't find anything else on our list, maybe next time.
We worked on Aaron's room this evening. He finally has curtains and I hope we will have everything in place soon. I'll post some photos soon. I think he is enjoying his big boy bed now.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
My other friend it still waiting for news on her brain tumor. She will hopefully find out on Thursday. She is in good spirits. Please continue to pray for her and her family.
I am comfy in my hotel room keeping an eye on the Biggest Loser and the tornado watch...thank goodness I am on the first floor......and trying to get motivated to do some grading for the on-line classes I am teaching this semester.