Friday, July 30, 2010

Beautiful Day

Woke up to crazy fog and the ferry blaring it's fog horn at a little tiny boat in it's path. Just a few hours later and it's all burned off giving us this gorgeous view from the back porch.

We are heading out today in search of Daiso the Japanese dollar store! Fun!!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010




No vacation is perfect without a little thrifting! And look at this gem I scored yesterday at St Vincents. Still in the box! I don't think I'll use the bath oil but I could not pass up the beautiful blue delft pitcher and saucer. I paid a whopping fifty cents for it!!!! And of course now I can't figure out hoe to mobile post the pictures so I'm just gonna post this and keep trying:)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

See You Next Week!!

I have a million things to do and only about 48 hours left to get it all done in! Miss S and I leave Tuesday at 3 pm to head to the airport....I can't wait!!! I will definitely have to take a sleeping pill tomorrow night - I know I won't be able to sleep cause I'll be so excited. I'll try to do some mobile blogging while we are gone but who knows if that will work or not. So until next week....enjoy this darling picture of me and my sister from when she was here a few weeks ago. I love her!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

This one is for all my fellow Trekkies:)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sock It To Me Saturday

The kiddos here go back to school in exactly one month - school officially starts August 18!! Holy cow where has the summer gone? I printed out Miss S's school supply list this morning and about fell off my chair.....this is what she is required to have for 4th grade:

48 wooden pencils
1 package of colored pencils
1 box crayons
4 dry erase markers
1 dry erase eraser
2 highlighters (2 different colors)
6 composition notebooks
2 boxes of tissues
1 package of markers
1 package 3x5 index cards (colored)

1 ream (500 sheets) of white copy paper

1 protractor
12 pocket folders with brads
(blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple 2 of each color)
5 tab dividers (2 packages)
1- 2 inch 3 ring view binder
3 packages of white loose leaf paper (wide rule)
4 glue sticks (no bottles)
1 pair sharp point scissors
1 ruler with centimeter and inch markings
2 packages of pencil top erasers

1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags (boys)
1 box quart size Ziploc bags (girls)

1 container Clorox cleaning wipes

1 container of hand sanitizer
$5.00 for a class T-Shirt for field trips

$5.00 National Geographic Kids Magazine

Multiplication Flash Cards (1 set)

Division Flash Cards (1 set)

Is it just me or is this a little extreme??? Even conservatively I'm going to be spending about $75 on JUST this stuff....that doesn't include a backpack, new lunch box and anything else she is going to need.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sacred Sunday

Our Sunday School lesson was on the Psalms in the Old Testament and then our Relief Society lesson was on the Atonement. Two things today really touched me.

First this Psalm of David -

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Second was the words of a musical number sung in Relief Society -

His Hands
by Kenneth Cope

his hands
tools of creation
stronger than nations
power without end
and yet through them we find our truest friend
his hands
sermons of kindness
healing men's blindness
halting years of pain
children waiting to be held again

his hands would serve his whole life though
showing man what hands might do
giving, ever giving, endlessly
each day was filled with selflessness
and i'll not rest until i make up my hands what they could be
'til these hands become like those from galilee

his hands
lifting a leper
warming a beggar
calling back the dead
breaking bread, five thousand fed
his hands
hushing contention
pointing to heaven
ever free of sin
then bidding man to follow him

his hands would serve his whole life though
showing man what hands might do
giving, ever giving, endlessly
each day was filled with selflessness
and i'll not rest until i make up my hands what they could be
'til these hands become like those from galilee

his hands
clasped in agony
as he he lay pleading, bleeding in the garden
while just moments away
other hands betray him
out of greed, shameful greed
and then his hands
are trembling
straining to carry the beam that they've been led to
as he stumbles through the streets
heading towards the hill on which he died
he would die
they take his hands, his mighty hands, those gentle hands
and then they pierce them, they pierce them
he lets them, because of love
from birth to death was selflessness
and clearly now i see him with his hands
calling to me
and though i'm not yet as i would be
he has shown me how i could be
i will make my hands like those from galilee


Thursday, July 08, 2010

Fashion Musings

As you know my 20th high school reunion is the end of the month and I really want to WOW with some awesome outfits. This is what I'm thinking for the Saturday night dinner dance....a little dressy, a little flirty, a little trendy.

20th High School ReunionFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Do you think I can pull it off or will I look ridiculous? tell the truth!!!!


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Tired Tuesday

I have spent the last few days living it up with my sister, 4 of her kiddos, my brother and sis-in-law and their 3 kiddos and I am POOPED!!! Holy moley. I think I'm going to bed at 7 pm tonight. But really all I want to do is stay up late hanging out with my sister. We are having so much fun. Our 4th of July weekend was awesome and filled with tons of food, fun and fireworks. Photos to come soon!