Sunday, February 28, 2010

You will be missed.....

Jonathan May
You touched our hearts and ears,
taught us to appreciate the music.
You showed kindness and gentleness to all,
Had a love for children that is rare.
Always had time for everyone and
never made anyone feel they were imposing on you.
Your absence is deeply felt.......

This weekend very unexpectedly we lost our friend, teacher and conductor.
Jonathan May was a very special person that is going to missed
and never forgotten.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby Girl's Day

Our baby girl!!!

Youngest of 4 and the only girl...

big brother always there for you.....

two fingers for ever.....

Princess in early stages...

Hamming it up....

Happy Birthday little Poppy..
You have added much live to our home..
give your brothers a run for their money..
being the baby and the only girl
gives you a special place in everyone's heart....
I love you very much baby girl

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Finshed Cakes!!!

Barbie came out better than she began.

The purple under leaked into the white fondant, Hubby wanted me to start over.
I was almost in tears.
Barbie was taller then the cake due to her being a ballerina. With bending the knees and stuffing cake crumbs and fondant in the front of her, we were able to get her more up right.

Have been told by every one in the house she has a big butt.

Yes there is a opalescence to the dress. I took sugar water and pink sugar painted it on in between the purple flowers. Wish I had some yellow dots to dot the flowers.
Made a bow at her waist.
And covered the doll so she is not pink.
The butter-cream frosting is the best I have ever made.

Here is the boys cake.Chocolate thru and thru for mud with worms coming out all over.

The Beginning's

The sections are baked. (looking rough since I took them out of the pan to soon and stuck to the counter)

Homemade fondant, fingers are crossed since I have never worked with fondant.
Buttercream icing for the decorating and under line the fondant. Wanted Barbie and dress to match but instead we are having pink and purple. Note in first picture Barbie is pink...I colored the icing purple. ooppps.

Check back later for the finial cake.
I am very nervous of the outcome...

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today February 15, 2010
President's Day

Outside my window...
the sun is shining brightly warming the air slightly

I am thinking...
about my week and planning all the whens and where and what's

I am thankful for...
a pleasant and relaxing Valentines day

I am wearing...
my favorite beige skirt, socks and slippers, tank with sweater and another sweater.
think I am cold, lol

I am remembering....
I need to make some calls to family let them know the plans on Friday

I am creating...
almost done with son's scarf and have a quilt sandwiched

I am going...
NOWHERE today!

I am reading...
"The guardian" it is at the point you want to jump to the end to find out
how it turns out, but you know that you will miss something.

I am hoping...
for another productive week.

From the learning rooms..
History of Presidents

I am hearing...
the show they are watching about President's

I am praying...
for my husband and his business

From the kitchen...
One pot -  tonight
Chicken and dumplings - Tuesday
Chicken Divan - Wednesday
Meatloaf and mash potato  - Thursday
Taco Soup - Friday
Homemade Pizza - Saturday

Pondering these words...

Around the house...
the morning cleaning done
laundry is in the process

One of my favorite things...
giving happiness to my children.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
the children's birthday party
making the cakes for the children

Here is a picture I would like to share...
we went to a orchestra recitial in Orlando..

Thank you Peggy for hosting the Daybook everyweek. To read more daybook's visit here.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

14 yr ago TODAY!!!!!

Collin 1st day!!!!

Very proud Daddy!!!

Extremely awesome big brother!!

about 6 or 7 school picture.

 now..turning into a young man that makes a momma proud...

Happy Birthday Son....
Even though we have our times....
I am so proud of the young man you are becoming...
The day you were born was a miracle for your dad and I.
Thank the Lord everyday for you!
Love you very much, 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

11 years ago today!

Jonathan less than an hour old  

  In big brothers arms while visting mimi and papa

 1st birthady!         

  4yrs old and first vacation (The Key's)

Recent picture family gathering at Mimi and Papa's                              

Happy Birthday!!!


Happy Birthday Jonathan!!!
11yr ago was just the beginning to a wonderful Blessing!
Love you Mom.....

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today February 8,2010

Outside my window...
the sun is out no overcast today. They say 70 today looking forward to it after the cold yesterday.

I am thinking...
about the birthday plans for the children.

I am thankful for...
the opportunity for our family to go Disney World for free.

I am wearing...
fleece pj pants, t-shirt and sweatshirt. It is chilly in the house.

I am remembering....
14 and 11 yrs ago this week. Going through photos to post here on their day.

I am creating...a scarf for my son.

I am going...
to take the children to their orchestra practice.

I am reading...
The Guardian, yes I began to finish reading it this weekend and it is getting good.

I am hoping...
for a productive week.

From the learning rooms..
Daily math lesson

I am hearing...
viola practice and the washer running.

I am praying for...
Our Lord's continual provision of work for my husband.

From the kitchen...
tonight sausage gravy and biscuits
Wednesday..Italian subs
grocery shopping on Thursday

Pondering these words...
"marriage is like the perfect storm." After I heard the explanation it made a lot of sense. Looking to purchase this book, to learn more.  

Around the house...
general morning cleaning and floor sweeping.

One of my favorite things...
smell of springs arrival.

A few plans for the rest of the week..
Children's choir practice
going to Winter Park (Orlando) on Valentine's Day
school work

Here is a picture I would like to share...
little Poppy helped redo our class bulletin board. How do you like her A B A B pattern?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lamp Unto My Feet: See's Chocolate Giveaway!

Lamp Unto My Feet: See's Chocolate Giveaway!

I so hope to win! Love Chocolate and never heard of See's But sound awesome.

Friday, February 5, 2010

LOVE copywork book - free

Found this great find today.
My son has already said he wants to buy the Presidents and The Birth of Jesus books.
That is enough to excite any mom.
Go on over to here, to check out this fantastic site.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today February 1, 2010

Outside my Window...overcast day warmer then yesterday. Hoping rain will either come early or hold off until I walk 28 children.

I am thinking... about my children and their birthday's. What do I want to do for them and when. All 4 of them are this month. If I stop to think about having them, that was a pretty good valentines present each time. What could have been better then holding a sweet smelling newborn each valentines.

I am thankful for... God giving us 6 years in our home in the country. This summer would be 7 yrs.

I am wearing....jeans, orchestra t-shirt and sneakers.

I am daughter was only 6 months old when we moved into our home. It was the year that Florida was hit with 4 hurricanes back to back. Living here has never been dull.

I am orchestra today with my 4 children. Looking forward to getting a walk i today.

I am currently reading...math problems, would like to get back into The Guardian. Lots of school is happening around here, doesn't leave much time for my personal reading.

I am hoping... that my husband will get a break soon form the pine pollen

On my mind....intimacy with God. How too have it?

Noticing that....I feel much better when I walk everyday.

Pondering these words...'I am hungry" I am wondering if these are the only words my oldest son knows anymore.

From the kitchen...ham and potatoes, Cincinnati chili, burritos, and spaghetti.

Around the house... I hear viola and cello practice KASHMIR by Led Zeppelin. The smaller children cleaning the kitchen together.

One of my favorite things...seeing pictures of snow that bring back wonderful childhood memories. With out having to feel the freezing cold and all the work of shoveling our way out of the house.

From my picture Journal...friends finding each other unexpectedly. Neither knew the other was going to the park that day. What's more, it isn't even our local park.

Thank you Peggy for hosting the daybook each week and helping us all remember the simple things in live.
To read more daybook go on over to The Simple Woman's Daybook.