to your mother


Monday, February 28, 2011

Have You Read the Link From My Post Yesterday?

Well quick lollygagging and read it, I'm serious.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Momastery: A Mountain I'm Willing To Die On, Part Two

Goodness Gracious...find a quiet place and read this. Would love to hear your thoughts...

Momastery: A Mountain I'm Willing To Die On, Part Two

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Most Special Day of the Year

We share a birthday, we share a soul.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Little One!

She's 2...

and she's happy about it!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just Say NO!

READER BEWARE:  The post below may remind you of a regretful experience...

Joe and Julie attended a birthday party this past Sunday (Hey Parkers Hey!) and received their first tattoos.  Joe was so excited, he got his first.  Julie, rather sheepishly, followed suit.  At first, they were both proud to show off their cool tats.

Then, with reservations, Julie began to pick at her body art;

 "off, off" was her gentle mantra.

She realized that the tat is temporarily permanent...

and instantly regreted her decision.

She paused for strength,
 "OOOOFFFFFFFF" is the cry of the distressed one.
It's good to learn these lessons about the consequences of choices early in life.  I'm going to let this expereince sink in for some time, then help her wash it off, cause this Mama is always there for her girl (after she learns her lesson).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sew What's Up?

I've been playing around with re-purposing clothing items to create little girl clothes.  Below are two outfits that I made from a shirt and a sweater.  Look closely to see if you can figure out what pieces went where!...

The first pictures are of the outfit with legwarmers, I prefer the last pic with jeans...

Next time you talk to this mama you can ask "Sew what's up?"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Episodes of Mom 2

On The Phone With Mom
 Mom and I talk on the phone. It's mostly a one-sided conversation when speaking to a left-brain affected stroke victim, but there are often times when Mom will pipe up and speak her mind. This is a snipet from a recent phone conversation Mom and I had.

Mom: singing on and on and on, a lot of la la las, a coupla baby boys and one-da-ones thrown in there.
Peggy Anne: Mom, you have a beautiful singing voice!
Mom: Iknow!  (said quickly)
Peggy Anne: Mom, that's rude. When someone compliments you, you should say "thank you".
Mom: (thoughtful pause) No! (said in a pixie-sort-of-freedom voice)
slight pause, then we both roll with laughter

She's cute and funny...

but I think she was being serious.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Episodes of Mom

I received this in the mail on Monday.

 Dad's tell-tail handwriting, an envelope about the size of Joanne's homemade cards.

Yup, it was Joanne's talented stamping...

and a sweet message from Mom.

This lady still brings me so much joy and hope.  What a blessing to call her Mom!

this Mom episode brought to you by: love.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Julie wishes you laughter and joy...

 Joe wants to know "Does this match my shoes?"
Much love to you all, today and every day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Duo Birthday Bash

Mike's 40th birthday at home...

Mike and Dad's birthdays at Mom and Dad's

Family is important, family feels good.
Have you hugged, called, Skyped, kissed your family today?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monkey See Monkey Shoot

I often take pictures through the glass of the back door; it's WAY too cold to open a door to capture the back yard on film (or in mega-pixels I guess).  Joe has seen me do this and recently decided to document the backyard in his own way.  So beautiful looking out...

from inside where it is still warm.  Here's to soft blankets and slippers...and an episode of Law and Order.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Belated

Birthday Dad!
Hope your back isn't wacked, Julie loved the ride!  We love you!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Mike!

You are a fantastic Daddy,

and a dreamy husband.

We love you!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Financial Report On The Snow Last Week

This is our driveway, 6 inches to 2 feet deep due to drifting, after the snow last week.

It looks great, if I do say so myself. 
It was HAND SHOVELED.  (Yes, look back at the pic, believe it.)
Some may say I am frugal, strong, good to the environment.
I say I'm a stubborn Mama who would rather spend her extra cash (of which there is none) on, oh I don't know, perhaps a vehicle that runs?  Never mind, that's another story...

Trapped at Home During the Day with Two Curtain Climbers
Please send chocolate...and juicy cheeseburgers.