Wednesday, March 31, 2010

King quilt finished!

I did it!
 I actually finished up the king size quilt yesterday as I planned.
Washed and dried the quilt last night so that first thing this morning
my bed could be adorned with it's beauty.
Was a very productive day.
School was completed before I could play.
Amazing how much you can get done when you
have a reward waiting for you.

Can't wait to cuddle with it tonight.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For today March 30, 2010

Outside my window...
the sun is about half risen. It's ray's are so beautiful coming
through the trees, as they cast in the window it reminds me
of God's awesomeness.

I am thinking...
of the projects I would like to have done today.

I am thankful for...
for all the ladies that ministered to our aunt this week
My daughter, Mil and I spent Sunday with her, glad I did she
needs more visitors then just mom.

I am wearing...
faith in our Lord, he has promised to
provide for our needs.

I am remembering....
the small things that I don't see as important
can be to my children.

I am creating...
I am hoping to finish the King size quilt today or at least this week.

I am going...
nowhere!!!! The school system is on spring break
Which means no orchestra or choir. Also means
lots of catch up in our home school. Love it.....

I am hoping and praying....
for several of my friends, who are all mom's of young children
 that are either going through chemo or are about to begin.

Continuing prayer for my husbands business to pick up more work.

From the learning rooms...
of course math and the LLATL
but we are also paying more attention to science and history.

I am hearing...
the boys out in the kitchen eating breakfast, baby is
not awake as of yet. This could be a good thing.

From the kitchen....
 Tonight sloppy joe's and steak
Wednesday Taco salad and nachos
Thursday homemade Pizza
Friday Hamburger and Hot Dogs
Saturday cincinnati chili

Around the house...
minor picking up, dishes needing to be put away.
Easter egg coloring
Everyone is feeling better, except hubby who is still
struggling with the pine pollen.

One of my favorite things...
hubby working

a few plans for the rest of the week...
tomorrow the children and I are getting together
with a friend around the corner. Nathan will get to try his hand at fishing
in their pond.
We have talked some about going to St Augustine.
 Sunday is Resurrection Day. We will go down to mom's
after church for the children to play and have a egg hunt and a cook out.

Here is a picture thought...
one project finished

two others in the works

Thank you Peggy for the time to reflect each week on our life.
Also for reminding simple is worth so much more then anything else.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For today March 23, 2010

Outside my window...
The temp has dropped again here in Florida
will spring come ever come to stay. The sun is out and beautifully bright,
so the hope for warmth is there.

I am thankful...
for my wonderful church that is stepping up
to help out our Aunt. It breaks my heart that my Aunt's church
has dropped the ball at a time when Christian fellowship
is greatly needed.

I am thinking...
how God has opened many doors of service towards others
us friends where there for us last year.

I am wearing...
a blog friend last week had me laughing but also thinking
about this. So here is the new answer
Humble heart for servicing others.

I am remembering...
my husband told me to look up something and I haven't done it yet.
oops as soon as I done here I need to get it done.

I am creating...
a knitted bag, sandwiching a quilt as soon as I decide on a backing.

I am going to...
children's choir other then that nothing until tomorrow

I am reading...
this week nothing has been opened outside of school books

I am hoping....
work picks up for hubby.

I am praying...
praising God for the work my hubby does have, we have been very fortunate that
we still have our construction business.

From the learning rooms...
math tests, math lessons, spelling, LLATL

I am hearing...
Cello practice and peace and quietness.

From the kitchen...
roast in the crock pot tomorrow
spaghetti today
day at a time this week

Around the house...
Have one son sick so the house is very quiet today.

One of my favorite things...
feeling like I actually had a very productive day

A few plans for the rest of the week...
orchestra, school, having a day at our Aunts' house setting her up with a month worth
of meals and just spending time visiting with her.

Here is a picture thought.....
Our trip to Gettysburg

Thank you Peggy for hosting the daybook each week.
To join in or just read other daybook's go here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

When the children are away....

Mommy spends her free time working on ....

king size quilt for my bed....

Have talked about making a king size why to long. So this week end while I was lost with out children. 
I reverted back to the Navy wife days, and dove into my sewing. I am going to
attempt machine quilting on this one. Straight stitch nothing fancy.
I could do it by hand they way I am planning the stitching but I don't want to wait
for it to be on my bed.

The more quilts I make the more I want to make. Each one comes out better then the previous.
My husband is funny he always looks for the imperfection.
He had to really look hard on this one, he says it gives it the home made look.

Already planning the next..

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Kashmir performance from last night!

They sound so good! Love listening to orchestra's play roack and roll music.

Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today March 16, 2008

Outside my window...
looks like another beautiful day outside.
 Little chill this morning but feels as it will warm up
into a wonderful sunny spring day.

I am thankful for...
a blessed performance last night with the Flagler Youth Orchestra.
All the children did wonderful, after the loss  of Mr. May 2 weeks ago (here).
They really pulled themselves together and Mr. May would be very proud of them all.
Thankful for Mr.  Micheal Miller who came over from Orlando
 to help our children thru this difficult performance.
He was a blessing to all the families.

I am thinking...
about our home as I am typing, hubby is on with the mortgage company.
God 's hands are all over our home, and he has displayed
his mercy and grace to us again today.
For those of you that have been praying for us thank you!
 We are not secure with keeping our house just yet so please continue

I am wearing....
a denim skirt and pink sweater

I am remembering...
The love that Mr. May showed to each and every child.
 His reach just seems endless.

I am creating...
a knitted bag, I am also working little here and there on
hand quilting my lap quilt..

I am going..
to take the children to choir and then run to the grocery store.

I am reading...
Night in Rodanthe, looks like it is not going to take me as long
 to finish reading this book.

I am hoping...
to be productive with scheduling and staying
to the schedule.

From the learning rooms..
our daily math lessons
and more concentration on LLATL with all 4 children
encouraging the younger two boys to more silent reading.

I am hearing...
school books opening and math being completed

I am praying...
for a friend with cancer, whom you would never know
what she is going through with her wonderful attitude.

From the Kitchen...
sausage, rice and black beans tonight
steak and burgers tomorrow
Ham and cheese omelets Wednesday
spaghetti Thursday
enchiladas Friday

Around the house...
whole family including hubby helped clean the house this week end
so that this week could run smoothly. So far so good.

One of my favorite things...
family time, doesn't matter what we are doing
just that we are together.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
encouraging my husband, school with the children and orchestra on Wednesday.
The boys going the their Aunts for the week end.

Here is a picture I would like to share...
Marissa with her sweet friend Emma playing last night at the concert
As always I like thank Peggy for hosting The Simple Woman's Daybook.
 To read more or even to be part of the daybooks visit here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jonathan May Concert 3/15/2010

The children just finished their second concert performance of the year. This performance was named in honor for our friend and teacher  Jonathan May, who we lost just 2 weeks ago. All the children did fabulous tonight in spite of the very noticeable absence of Mr. May. There was a few tears, but much laughter as we all joined in this celebration of music.....The advanced orchestra closed the night with Kashmir by Led Zeppelin...Mr. May loved rock and roll and showing the children how orchestra music is not all about classical music.

Marissa and her friend Emma on stage preparing to begin.

Jonathan and his cello

Was fun trying to get a picture of Collin he is here playing viola

Took me a while before I found Nathan preparing to play his violin.

They all sounded so wonderful. They really played for Mr.May tonight....

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today March 8, 2010

Outside my window....
There is a chill in the air that is said soon to be gone.
The sun is rising and placing a beautiful glow across the yard.

I am thinking....
I can't wait for SPRING!
Florida is having the coldest winter in 30 years.
They also had the longest freeze in 100yrs.

I am thankful for...
my friends, I was very surprised of all the people that thought about
my family last week.

I am wearing...
walking clothes

I am remembering...
that we must keep moving forward
stay positive and remember how blessed we are.

I am creating...
began the hand quilting on this quilt
finally picked up more yarn to continue crocheting on hubbies afghan
I did finish Jonathan's scarf now all the 4 children have their
very own (if little Marissa ever finds hers)

I am going...
to a meeting today, then off to orchestra with all 4 children
feel like I have a very busy week.

I am reading...

I am hoping...
to feel better soon.

From the learning rooms...
will be getting back into school books near the end of the week
due to many things last week and then me getting the flu
the books have been on the side.

I am hearing...
little ones waking wondering to the kitchen for breakfast

I am praying...
our Lord's strength and healing.

From the kitchen...
homemade pizzas
sausage and cornbread
rest of the meals unplanned grocery shopping is due

Around the house...
looks like I have been down, it will get back soon.
The boys did help with the laundry so it wouldn't get backed up.
I want to purge things and have that  freeing feeling that comes along with it.

One of my favorite things...
hugs from my children

A few plans for the rest of week...
meeting, orchestra, going to see SIL and Prepare for Concert!
Monday is the concert of the orchestra. A tribute to Mr. May

Here is a picture I would like to share....
my son showing his mommy the "snow" (frost) from the freeze we received
couple days ago. 

Thank you Peggy for hosting the Daybook every week. To read more daybooks visit here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today March 2, 2010

Outside my window...
overcast and rainy

I am thinking...
since Saturday the loss of our friend, mentor and teacher.
So many children are hurting if we are grieving this much...
his family has to be really hurting.

I am thankful for...
the time we had with Mr Jonathan May,
the gift my children received from him
for the times we took to go be part of his life.

I am wearing...
pj's will be dressed soon to take the 4 children to the Dentist
Poor Nathan the sadness we have and the dentist all on his birthday.

I am remembering...
To stop and pray with my children as they need it
keeping Mr. Mays family in our prayers
I am sure they are in need of our Lord's strength

I am creating..
another scarf this time for Jonathan
picked up more yarn to keep going on the afghan for hubby
began knitting a bag for myself that will be felted when done.

I am going...
today dentist, couple of earn,s and children's choir
Wednesday Orchestra practice
Thursday we are going to a memorial service for Mr. May

I am reading...
The Nights of Rodanthe

I am hoping...
to see God hands in this loss
that just has no sense at this time.

From the learning rooms...
this week we may do more reading than anything
do some Bible study

I am hearing...
silence I am slowly waking children
 to get ready to head out for the day

I am praying...
For my children
the 800+ children
Maureen , Emily, Elliot, Allison and Nathan May
another little boy from Mr. Mays advance class
that also felt very special and is having a hard time

From the kitchen...
tonight baked mac and cheese I had made for yesterday
but we went out after orchestra with friends, which was a blessing.
rest of the week has not been even thought about
Thursday we will eat out

Around the house...
rest, relaxation, play anything to help ease the stress at this time of loss

One of my favorite things...
listening to Mr. May play this piece his brother wrote

A few plans for the rest of the week..
orchestra practices
memorial service

Here is a picture I would like to share with you..
Thank you Peggy for hosting the Daybook every week. To read more daybooks visit here.

Happy Birthday Nathan!!

Nathan 1st day...

1st Birthday....

First vacation age 2yrs old (The Keys)

Nathan today.....

Happy Birthday to my big boy...
you have always be our buddy and Jon's best friend..
Can't believe today you turn 9 yrs old
You still bring surprises and smiles to us each day.
Love you son very much