Saturday, May 26, 2007

Yard Sale

We had our yearly yard sale today. Yes, once of year we get rid of all of the junk that has been accumulating or all of the projects that never got finished and pile it all onto our driveway. I find that there are two kinds of people in this world those who don't like yard sales and those that do. I have always loved bargain hunting and searching for things that I can fix up and make new again. I equate myself to a pirate searching for gold in the vast sea of yard sales that take place on any given Saturday morning. I always find the best treasures burried under ugly paint or unpolished brass. I always take my first mate Mady with me, it's fun to watch her as she digs through chests of toys to find the one gems she can add to her artillary. And I am happy to oblige her as the cost of her new found treasure is usually under $1.00. We scour the coastal yard sales early and the hit the inland sales on our way home. Today however we gave our day to offering our lost treasures to those who would find a new one. We didn't do quite as well as we had hoped, we have been pretty good about getting rid of things lately. But it was great to talk to the neighbors and to interact with the people who came to shop. I actually was able to clip some of my jasmine for a muslim lady and talk to her and her husband about the Lord. So the Lord had his hand our day and rewarded me with a little less junk and a heart full of joy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Simple Pleasures

Peanut Butter and Jelly... A Symbol Of Childhood.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Summer is Here

Yesterday we went to the beach. It was such a beautiful day. I watched Mady running around splashing in the waves and shrilling with delight. Aslan also took his first turn in the water since he has been walking. Yes.. that's right he is walking now. He loved how the water would chase him up and down the beach. He reminded me of a little sandpiper scurring up away from the water only to run it down again. I love being with my children, they are so carefree. They remind me how to live a life of freedom one that is surrendered to the Lord.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Embarassing Moments

Yesterday Mady found one of our friend's guitar pics and as she did she exclaimed, " Look Mom a woodpecker!" So I showed her how our friend used it to strum his guitar. After which she processed to play the air guitar and shake her head like a rock star. We left shortly after that for the grocery store and she asked me if she could bring her pic with her. She was so cute playing the air guitar in the back seat the whole way to the store. She was pretty excited just to be out of the house as we hadn't left all day. When we got in the store we were walking around for a few minutes when she decided that she didn't want to play with her new toy anymore. She then shouted very loudly, " MOM, MOM, HOLD MY PECKER,.. MOM, MOM HOLD MY PECKER!" Two men shopping close by immediately turned to look as I stood there stunned, and trying not to burst into laughter. I retrieved the pic from her and we continued our shopping.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


This is the funniest video. It makes me laugh so hard. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.