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Seeing Meese!

If one mouse is a mouse, and two or more are mice;

If one goose is a goose, and two or more are geese;

If one moose is a moose,

Why aren’t two or more Meese?


Down the road they came, right in front of our house.  The boys were so thrilled, all I heard were cries of “Moose!”  Moose!”  “There are two of them in front of our house!”

As I ran for my camera, there came a chorus of “Yah, take a picture, so we can show Daddy!”  “Mom, take more!”

It has been an exciting morning… and we just got up.

Out of Hibernation!

Okay, so I have been absent for a while.  Hibernating is more like it! 

When winter set in, I did not want to do anything except curl up and enjoy warm places.  The Christmas gifts where finished, all the socks and sweaters were completed on time! (Though no everything was mailed out in the most timely of manners.)

School has continued to plod along.  The children are learning, and tonight, for the first time, Caleb read a book to himself!  You bet I am proud of him. 

Almost equally exciting: today, things began to melt!  Hooray!  Okay.  It will still be months (and months) before the snow is gone, but something melting is better than nothing melting… 

Okay, so plastic toys melting is not better,  but back to the good news:

Spring is on its way, and will begin to make an appearance before long!  Birds will arrive, and bits of green will show up, despite the snow.  Until then, my boys will continue to ski and sled whenever they have the chance.

Pay It Forward

I have joined a little challenge to ‘pay it forward‘ (PIF).  This challenge is like a reverse chain letter.  One person sends out a homemade gifts to three people, those three then make their own gifts, and sent them out to three others.  The best part about the reversal is that you choose to be part of it, rather than it being forced on you. 😉  



Last night, Manny brought the mail home, and my ‘pay it forward’ gift had arrived!  It is this cute little wreath ornament, made of strips of fabric.  The kids all loved it, and wanted to play with it.  After each had a turn to hold it (and lose it), I tracked it down, and gave it a place of honor in the entry way. Thank You!!!

This made me realize that a homemade gift could be anything…     I had been limiting my thoughts to sewn/knitted/crocheted items, but now I have lots of ideas. 

The guidelines are as follows:

I would like 3 people to participate in my PIF challenge. In turn you must agree to post your PIF challenge on your blog and send homemade gifts to *3* people who sign up. You have 365 days to make and send your gifts. If more than 3 people sign up, I will draw names from a hat. If you do not think you can make and send 3 gifts within a year’s time, please don’t sign up.

Please leave a comment.

In the meantime, I am going to figure out what I want to give!  I figured out what I am giving!

What is Christmas all About?

Projects in Progress

Trying to get done, before Christmas…


Ten Things I’m Smilin’ About

1.  Manny pursuing something he is passionate about. 8)

2.  This baby tummy.  It loves to be kissed and tickled.


3.  Celebrating Advent with my Children.

4.  Cloudy skies, and the chance of snow.


5 & 6.  Little helpers, and good food.


7.  This song.

8.  Brothers, working together.


9.  Trying new things…like decorating cookies with my boys.

10.  Daniel, dressing himself.


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"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass." ~Psalm 37:4 & 5

Confident Endeavors

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

- H.D. Thoreau