Friday, May 16, 2008

Prince Caspian

We just got back from seeing the Narnia 2 movie. LOVED IT. Great movie. The kids had a terrific time. It was a total surprise to them. We picked them up from school at lunch time and went to the movie.I couldn't wait to take them. We've been planning this special surprise since January:)

Friday, May 9, 2008

last 2

The first card is a mother's day card for a mom to be. The other card was going to be for my son's teacher for mother's day, but she just lost her mother in a car accident this week:(

and still more cards

I took this idea from Lauren Mader,I did change it up a bit from hers. This is a mother's day card for my mom. Some of the circles are pop dotted off the page, so is the super bella. You just can't tell.Please bare with me, I'm having a hard time mastering taking pictures of my cards. Just an FYI, if you click on the picture it will show up bigger. Little bit of knowledge for anyone who didn't know. I want to add embellishments, but I'm not sure what to add. So much is going on already. Any idea?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

more cards

Thank goodness for sketch challenges. I was stuck with layout ideas . I hate it when all my cards look the same. The superbella is a retry of my other post. I love the paper she's on so I tried taking another picture of her hoping it would come out. I'm not sure if it's the lighting or what, but today my pictures are not coming out right:( Most of these are Mother's Day cards. I wanted to make 12.

check out what I 've been up to

Sorry if some of the pictures are a bit blurry. The paper is very glittery, I kept getting a glare. Strange, I know:)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Why do we ....... (beware not for the faint hearted, LOL! )

Why do we as mothers feel the need to reach out and catch our child's puke in our hands? I mean that is so sick! If our husbands were to get sick, we jump back and yell at them, " You better not be sick on my floor, or you'll be cleaning it up" ! But our children it's alright. It's not even a decision we make, it's just natural. If there's not a bucket within reach, we just put our hands out. Makes no sense to me. Caden got sick the other night, it was just a cough, gage then puke. But sure enough I stuck my hand out. Just thought I would share my pondering thoughts.

Friday, May 2, 2008


This story came from a woman named Star on my CTMH secret sister board. I just loved it, so I thought I would share for all you great mothers out there.


A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk 's office,
was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is, " explained the recorder,
"do you have a job or are you just a .?"

"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman.

"I'm a Mom."

"We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation,
'housewife' covers it,"
Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself
in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
"Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."

"What is your occupation?" she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know.
The words simply popped out.
"I'm a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations."

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in m idair and
looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest,
"just what you do in your field?"

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
"I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn't)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humani ties,
(any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money."

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.
Upstairs I could hear our new exper imental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern.
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the official records as someone more
distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."

What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make grandmothers
"Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations"
And great grandmothers
"Executive Senior Research Associates?"
I think so!!!
I also think it makes Aunts "
Associate Research Assistants."

May your troubles be less,
Your blessing be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door!