Monday, February 23, 2009

all I can say

All I Can Say ~ David Crowder Band

Lord I'm tired
So tired from walking
And Lord I'm so alone
And Lord the dark
Is creeping in
Creeping up
To swallow me
I think I'll stop
Rest here a while

And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give
And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give, thats my everything

And didn't You see me cry'n?
And didn't You hear me call Your name?
Wasn't it You I gave my heart to?
I wish You'd remember
Where you sat it down

And this is all that I can say right now, i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
This is all that I can say right now [right now], i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.

I didn't notice You were standing here
I didn't know that
That was You holding me
I didn't notice You were cry'n too
I didn't know that
That was You washing my feet

And this is all that I can say right now, oh i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
This is all that I can say right now [right now], i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
And this is all that I can say right now, oh i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.

yeah thats my everything
yeah thats my everything

Listen to it here:
I'm looking for a video of it, but am having a hard time. I guess there isn't one out there. Darn!
** italics mine…my fave lines.this song is from the cd of the same name. On DC*B's debut album.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

possibly teething...just think?

Lately, Rhys has been trying to stuff everything he can into his mouth. I caught him the other day leaning out of his Exersaucer, grabbing a hold of some brightly red-coloured material to suck happily away on. The only problem was that this red chiffon was attatched to a dress. And this dress in question was being worn by a very unaware girl.

The evidence:

Silly Baby Honey!

Here he is after a baby cookie:

yeah, work it, babe! You gum that Baby MumMum up! OWN it!!!

He has no teeth popping up, and no white bits or sharp edges, but I am almost convinced that his constant chomping and non-stop drooling means something.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

*me time*

I just want to point you in the general direction of Lindsey Ferrier's blog, Suburban Turmoil. Not only is she funny, but she is honest. Gotta like that. Especially check out this entry. It really made me think.

I admit to thinking I need "me time"…and I'm not gonna lie, but I *DO* need it. I get stressed out. And I fret. And I get grumpy. But mostly I get selfish. I Demand my "me time". I feel I "deserve" it. And by all means, I do. But at what extent? This week, God has opened my eyes (yet again) to my selfishness and my necessity of "me time" and how I spend it and how often. And so I'm spending this week in wonder and prayer. Please pray that I may be able to diferenciate between "need" and "want" and that I will be able to balance everything properly.
How do YOU feel about Me Time as a Mom? (or Dad) How do you feel about what Lindsay wrote? Let me know!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: love-day cookies

(Bryn's cookie)

(Abi's cookie)

(Kai's cookie…note the "Lover Boy" candy heart. He told me he has not one, but FOUR "girlie friends" –his words–, but he can't remember their names!!!! LMBO!)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I am a Mother. I am not a Nurse, nor am I a Maid. But sometimes the job description of Mother requires both of me. Especially this week.

First Kai got sick. He complained of being cold, generally whined about everything possible, and the most suspicious part was when he had a nap all by himself for an hour! That evening, he had a fever, and the next day he missed school and laid in the chair all day, curled in a blanket in his jammies, watching Teletoon when he wasn't snoozing. Poor boy. When he's sick, he is just a little boy. I want to pull his skinny boy self, lanky legs and all, into my lap. And not just because he won't protest to all of Mommy's kissing and snuggling!

That night, this flu befell the other children. Abi complained of a headache and sore throat and went to bed with a fever. What surprised me were the younger two. It's so hard to know for sure what's wrong when they can't speak for themselves (well, not fully yet) Bryn alerted me to his flu when I came to him at midnight to his soft cries. I wasn't too sure what was wrong. A bad dream? Of course, he wouldn't (or couldn't) tell me. I was about to get him to lie down again when I realized his pillow was wet, and I noticed something on it. When I brought over a night light, sure enough, my fears were proven. "Oh, Bryn, did you throw up?" Poor little guy. So here I am, cleaning up his bed, replacing his pillow, changing him and his covers…meanwhile he's starting to become more alert. He's my kissy boy (who can forget him kissing his reflection?) and giggled when I changed his barfy shirt, exposing his belly button. Then he clung to my neck, landing a loud smackeral of a kiss on my cheek. *sigh* So sweet. Despite the runny nose!

At 1:30am, Abi wakes up crying from her headache. More Motrin for her. At least she takes it, Kai will gag and puke from medication, and Bryn will spit it all out. *roll eyes* At 3am, Kai is drenched in sweat. Just soaked his pillow and pjs. At 5:30am, Rhys is hacking away with a cough bigger than himself. Needless to say, all the kids stayed home from school on Friday, and we all laid around in jammies or various stages of dress (such as natural as the day I borned then, or with a pull up, air drying after a good long bath) curled up in blankets. At one time, we all lay on the floor and played "Baby Kitties" –--one day I showed the kids how kittens like to lay on top of eachother when napping. So every now and then, we'll pretend we're cats and they'll climb all over me. Never have they taken it further and napped though! Darn! — As I lay on a blanket on the floor (we really need to get a couch!) Bryn lay beside me, Abi was on my other side with her head on my back, and Kai lay across my legs so that his head lay on one leg and his legs rested across my other. (where's a photog when you need one?) I don't know how much time passed, but when I finally acknowledged the unhappy baby and Bryn started to stir, Abi announced to me, "Mom, you snore!"

Hopefully this won't last much longer. Kai seems a bit better, but he's still having issues breathing. But Poor Baby Honey is so hot. I'm watching over him and checking his temp though. I don't know what is considered "too high" but so far he's alert and seems safe. It's hard not to get paranoid though. He coughs and chokes on phlegm and he can't sleep well because he generally isn't feeling well. Plus, on top of it, he's trying to chomp on everything he can since he's teething.

I've read this one comment about how if Evolution was real, how come Mom's still only have two hands? I second the querie! It's tough having all your children sick at once because they all want to be held by Mama. I only have one lap and two arms and only two sides to me. If only I were an octupus. I obviously must say that too much because this evening, when I asked Kai why he couldn't pick up something and needed my help, he said, "I only had one hand." (the other was in use) "I'm not an octopus, you know!" So cute. So smart. So sassy!

I'm so bummed we had to cancel our Valentine's Day Party for Abi and her friends. I was really looking forwards to that. Yes, really. I was. All 10 girls running around, being giddy and silly, in my house! You know your child isn't feeling well when she just says, "Ok" when you tell her the news of cancellation. I had so many fun plans for the day. Not just for the party, but for decorating and more gifts for the kids, but everything fell through. I had no time to do my shopping and none of us were up to anything else. *sigh* But I suppose families can celebrate "Love Day" any time they want, can't they? That's the fun part of being in a family!

I hope your day and weekend is turning out grand. Did you do anything to celebrate Valentine's Day? Is it a special time for you? Or do you typically shrug it off? I want to hear all the good and the bad!

Romance: Old Testament Style

This is the entry for my "365 Secrets of Beauty" desk calendar for today, February 14th. AKA Valentine's Day.

"Hegai liked Esther and took a special interest in her. Right off he started her beauty treatments, ordered special food, assigned her seven personal maids from the palace, and put her and her maids in the best rooms in the harem." ~Esther 2:9 (the Message)

Wow. The best room in the Harem, eh?

I admit it, I'm not too sure why this was written for today. Is it something I'm supposed to ponder? Is there something I"m missing? I know the rest of the story is that this Hegai trained Esther so well that she pleased the King and he chose her to be his Queen, and she eventually saved the Jewish race from certain death from Haman. But this verse…it doesn't "speak" to me. I much rather like this one for today, which was on Feb 9th:

"She's beautiful and therefore to be wooed;
she is a woman, and therefore to be won."
~William Shakespeare

I hope that your Valentine's Day has been special and that you feel beautiful inside and out, whether you have a special someone to celebrate with. You are made by Him and loved by Him.

"I have called you by name, you are mine….since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you." Isaiah 43: 1b & 4a
May you feel His love for you today, and may that feeling stay with you. He wants you to know Him; He's just waiting for you to notice Him.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

brought to you by the number 12

I came across one of my favourite Sesame Street songs on YouTube. Ah, sweet fond memories! I actually still sing this song to my kids...however, I only know the chorus with the counting! Now I can learn the verses! teehee! *wink*

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hand-Drawn Bundle

I was playing with NEW stamps the other night and totally loving it! As a Demonstrator, I get first-dibs at new products, so I ordered two Hostess sets (Echoes of Kindness level 2 and Hand Drawn Bundle level 3) and a SAB set (Polka Dot Punches) One of the MANY advanteages to being a Demonstrator!

The Hand-Drawn Bundle consists of: It's A Loop Thing stamp set of 4 images, Hand-Drawn DSP (3 pages each of 3 different double-sided designs) and the Loop To Loops Rub Ons (2 sheets, in Ch. Chip & Whisper White) I am LOVING this set! I had fun putting together a few cards using the stamps. (haven't used the paper or rub ons yet… I'm going to hoard them for a while. If I use them then I won't have any left. Can't have that.) These are the cards I came up with.

CASED this one from Silke who CASED it from someone else.

My fave, which was CASED from Sherri L. Barron
and also looks like a great card from the Fall/Winter '08 Catalogue I wanted to CASE with the set "Pocket Sihouettes" (which I'm missing, BTW, so if you have borrowed it and I've forgotten, please let me know! thanks!)

The cupcake card was CASED from Marlene

Did you notice anything about the cards that were similar???? I didn't even notice this until I was making the last one. They all contain the stamped image 3 times! Interesting. It wasn't done out of intention. I have heard that things need to be separated or split into Thirds for better completion and to be more appealing to the eye, but it wasn't intentional. I guess it's just a natural thing for me…to just KNOW how to make my cards so awesome and appealing, that is.


We'll be making these cards at some of my Stamp Classes this month. Check out my website for dates available. Come to a class or consider hostessing your own with your friends and earn some great products of your own choice! (the Hand Drawn Bundle can be yours…if the price is right..I mean, if your workshop adds up to $655 in sales before S/H. Which isn't that difficult with our Great Sale-A-Bration going on where you can get FREE stamp sets with every $60 order, and with many friends in attendance and many outside orders. Plus, along with that Bundle, you would also get $80 of your own to spend on whatever product you want! How cool would that be?)

new jammies

Don't you just love new pajamas? Nice and cozy, soft and warm. And made with love, especially if they're made by Grandma Lynn.

Friday, February 6, 2009

new tricks

˙ʇɐɥʇ ǝʞɐʇ ˙ʇ,uɐɔ noʎ puɐ ˙op uɐɔ ı ʇɐɥʍ ʞool

the secret is revealed:

the answer to everything
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