Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

"A teachers affects eternity, they never know where their influence will stop." ~ Henry Adams

Today, I'm loving TEACHERS! 

Specifically, my son's teacher Mrs. Olson.

She emailed me yesterday afternoon,

and the email just made my day.

Hi Jamie, I just couldn't help but share this with you, it was too funny!

I was teaching reading and we are reading a book called An Orange in January about the life cycle of an orange and the process of getting oranges from the orchard to the store.  I asked what it is called when we only see the flower on the tree but not the orange yet.  Ty raised his hand and responded, "A Possum!"  (He was shooting for blossom).

It was so cute :)  I thought you would enjoy it!

Hope you have a great day!
Haley Olson

This is the 2nd year he has been blessed with an amazing teacher.

As a mother, that is a huge deal.

She spends more time with him during the day than I do.

It makes me feel good to know he's taken care of so well.

It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw 

Now link up & share what you're loving =)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Who runs the world? GIRLS!

It's good to have connections.

Our good friend Jim Allen hooked us up with concert tickets, to see Miranda Lambert!

enter hotness

Dropped the little one at Grandma's and took the big 2 to the show.

Kaydee was the most excited! She got many compliments on my her hat, and her earrings.

Here we are waiting for the show =)

After the 2 opening acts, someone fell asleep....

enter dippin dots...

The cold sugar treat wasn't enough to keep the kids awake, and we headed home mid Miranda Lambert kick ass performance.  What we did see was all of awesome!

Thanks Jim!  We had a great time!

I thought this image was hilarious!

Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Football tomorrow, Go Raptors!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Life isn't perfect, or kind sometimes.

Life can suddenly change, or seem to stay the same dull for eternity.
I have learned, and try and remind myself, that life is only what you make it.

Don't rely on others to make you happy.

Don't expect the too much, and don't settle for too little.

Stop playing the victim.

Stop living life like it owes you something.

Find happiness, in the small things. 

The things that really do matter at the end of a life.

Time spent, memories shared, love felt.

I thank God every single day, for what he's blessed me with. 

Even the struggles, without them I would not value or appreciate the little things.

My life may be less than glamorous to some people.

My life is exactly what I want it to be for now.

If God sheds light on our next path, I will trust & follow that direction.

For now, I am consumed & enjoying every moment he gives me as a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend.

I give, pay attention, help & encourage.

And I love it.

I also LOVE this song:

My next post promises to be funny, light hearted & good ole' Jamie =)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Heaven has another beautiful angel today...

Today I am praying for an old friend of mine, Lynda.
On June 30th 2011 she gave birth to a sweet baby girl, Amelia.
Amelia suffered from Downs Syndrome.
This morning, sometime before 4:00 a.m., Amelia was called to Heaven.
Peacefully in her sleep, she left this earth and is now no longer suffering.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone will stay that way,
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I, too, will miss.
But not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I've savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief,
Lift up you hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now,
He set me free.

Please say a prayer for Lynda, who today, is living every mothers worst fear.

Thank you.