Wednesday, March 30, 2011

much better punchline...

Evan (reading from a joke book purchased at school):

What do you get when you cross a cat and a cactus?

Ryan (with a 2 second comeback):

a me-OW!

I don't even remember the book's punchline because we were
all so impressed with Ryan's quick wit and humor! 

Not bad for a 5 1/2 year old! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

thankful thursday

today I am thankful that

tomorrow is friday :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

dreaming of disney

Do you think my kids might be getting a bit excited about
our impending trip to Disney World?

This is what Ryan drew today....

i love it...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

happy st. patty's day

May you find your "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" today!! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

hole-y day

Our couches are 11 years old.
They have served us well and are still pretty darn comfy to sit on.
The boys enjoy destroying jumping on them.
If they still sold the same exact couch in the same exact pattern,
I'd choose them again.

the cushions are a bit smushy
and have to be fluffed quite a bit.
There are so many stains on the cushions
that we no longer have a "good" side.
And the holes...oh, the holes.

Holes in the arms.
Holes in the seams.
Holes in the pillows.

The plan was to buy a new sectional
as Mark's and my Christmas presents
to each other.
But, with other Christmas expenses
and the cost of necessities on the rise,
that plan has been put
on the back burner,

I can live with what we have, right?

Today, I reached my breaking point with the pillows.
Half of them have found a new home
in the playroom and the other half
are being trashed.

I found these today at Target
and for less than $100,
I gave my old, tired furniture
a little facelift.

Mark said it's like putting lipstick on a pig,
but they made me happy.

And I almost don't notice the holes.

Friday, March 11, 2011

meet the culprit...

This little man puts the capital G in Germs.

He may look cute and harmless,
but he has managed
to knock our entire family
down for the count
not once,
not twice,
but THREE times
in as many months this season
with strep.

Yes, he has been found out.

He will be our silent carrier no more.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

[almost] wordless wednesday

"Stop calling me Justin Beaver!"

Thursday, March 3, 2011

thankful thursday

Today I am thankful for the kindness of a stranger.

The kindness was not toward me or anyone in my family,
but I would hope that if I were ever in this situation,
I would be afforded the same honesty.

While I ran into the grocery store last night,
Mark, who was waiting in the car,
witnessed a woman leaving.
As she was leaving,
she dropped money without realizing it

Out of the blue,
Mark sees this hulking,
scruffy looking guy chase after the wind-blown cash
and return it to her.

He didn't have to do that.
He could have slipped it into his pocket,
and she would have been none the wiser.

However, he didn't.
He was honest and kind-hearted,
and his quick decision to act with integrity
has somewhat restored my faith in the human race.

Today I am thankful for scruffy man.

What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011