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Thursday, April 28, 2011

What was that in your helmet?

A bird got trapped in the garage this week.

Today my sister came and got me out of the house and took me to the garage.

"You've GOT to see this!"

She pointed at JMonster's bike helmet hanging on the wall.

See the long piece of grass hanging out?

Yep, you guessed it!

That darn bird built a nest!

Must have used the leaves and grass from the floor of the garage.
(Yep, it's time to clean the garage!)

Good thing there weren't any eggs in it...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Telling your child about The Easter Bunny (& Santa & The Tooth Fairy)

5 years old and knows too much!
Today was the day.

JMonster wouldn't be put off when he asked.

"Is the Easter Bunny REAL?"

We've never lied to him.

We've just been very good at deflecting his questions.

"Look, Buddy, it's a giant spider!"

But today, his persistence won.

JMonster has joined the ranks of adults.

He now knows...

And my heart is breaking just a little for the loss of that magic.

And I'm also sighing in relief.

No more hiding!

So, do your kiddos still believe?

How did you tell them?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Funny things JMonster says

We went camping for the Easter weekend with our church group.  

(I promise to post about it later!)

The bathrooms near our campsite were under construction so there were port a potties outside.

When we went to use the restroom and saw another person reading the signs on the restroom doors, JMonster announces,
"Those bathrooms are broken, but the half baths over there are okay for you to use."

A new spin on a portable restroom.

Half bath.

Almost makes it bearable!

Sunday, April 24, 2011



Prayers that your day was filled with thoughts of...

His sacrifice

The depth of his blessing as he descended into hell

And the love that overcame the grave!

He is ALIVE!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Nature photos...a la SWIZZ!

All photos unedited.  As if you couldn't already tell that!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Selling Stuff

I've started to sell a few things...mostly baby items.

Some toys.

A few other miscellaneous items.

Being a sentimental person, it is HARD to let stuff go!

Even for the right price.

I remember rocking JMonster in this chair:

He played for hours in these:

But I AM letting go.

And holding on to everything else with open hands.

Cuz, that is what God is calling me to do right now.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Petite Lap Giraffe

Have you seen the Direct TV commercial with the adorable little giraffe?

They are called Petite Lap Giraffes and are this year's MUST HAVE!

If you don't know about these cuties, go check them out.

Photo courtesy of Petite Lap Giraffe's Website...where you can sign up for your own petite lap giraffe!

What every girl wants!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vibram Five Fingers Trek Sport

Check out my cool new running shoes!
Vibram Five Fingers Trek Sport

For the past 3 years I've struggled with my shoes.


I have a very narrow heel.

And very wide toe box.

Add in a high arch and you have an odd shaped foot!

One that shoes like to slip and slide on.


I hate stopping mid run to TIE MY SHOES TIGHTER!

Never again.

After today I am a minimalist shoe wearer for running.
Ran once in them far, LOVE THEM.

I'll tell you in a few days/weeks how I like them after a few more runs.

In the meantime, have a good laugh!

They ARE kinda funny looking.

No one gave me anything or paid me anything to review this product.  
If anyone would LIKE to pay me something or give me something (hint, hint) they should feel free to contact me! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Thank you!  Thank you!

Thank you for using that little Amazon box over there on the left!

It is working!

To make it easier for all of you, cuz that's how I try and roll...

Use this Amazon link and BOOKMARK it.

Then you can go to Amazon directly without having to stop by here.

Just a little friendly help for those of you who are helping me!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!


the one
who birthed me!

Hope you had a fabulous day! 

Holding a newborn JMonster

Friday, April 1, 2011

Funny Post Revisited...

This is from November of 2009, but I thought you might appreciate seeing it again!

Think Before You Blog

At a Loss for Words

If a Blog Falls

How Many Licks Does it Take?

(Thanks to BLaugh for allowing me to post these!)