Tuesday, February 16, 2010

His passion

Mark is an artist. He loves to paint, draw, music, anything that is artistic. Well Marcus's den needed a flag made for their promotion into Boy Scouts. My eyes got real big and of course I volunteered Mark for the job. When i took him the little tiny pic that one of the kids brought to the meeting to turn into a flag, he was so excited. I was even more excited for him since I know that he has not painted anything other than cars for at least the last 10 years. He enjoyed drawing the picture over and over to make it perfect and larger and in the end:
The whole den loved it. Each of the kids looked at it and their parents did as well. I was so proud of Mark. He did such a great job. Its not done, we still have to add a few things to it. I will post more later.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I love savingsss

Thank you Lord for the snow day on Friday. I was able to hold off on shopping for the class party till today and I got it all at 50% off. I even got bags with stuff and the boys! Came home and made a heart shaped chocolate cake for Mark and the kids. They all enjoyed their V-day gifts. My vote is to celebrate all holidays one day after the actual day cause we can save a lot of money and get more stuff for the same price!!
Here are the goodies I had in the bags for the boys. Little toys and 1 little box of candy!
Here is my attempt at being creative with making a heart cake! Mark liked it. He liked it more because he knows that being creative is not my strong suit....

Here is what they all came home too after Boy Scouts tonight!
Happy Valentine's Day to my Hubby and sons!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Men/boys sure can stink up a bathroom. Maybe this is one reason why God gave them me and my love of scented candles! Now... where are those matches??? LOL

Thursday, February 4, 2010

so emotional...

but for a good reason, kinda. I was moved. To tears...in the check out line at Wal-mart.

I was standing there at the express check out and looked around as I was day dreaming. I saw a man with an employee over in the bakery area. She was helping him put a cake in his buggy. I didn't think anything out of the norm but I blinked and the next thing I saw was him pushing his buggy to the check out stand....WITH HIS CHEST. You see, he has no arms. Only stubs up at his shoulders. He had only one leg and an artificial leg. He immediately started unloading his few items WITH HIS TEETH!!! He had 2 2 lt bottles and some other stuff. That is when I teared up, watching him do this. I was in shock. I just stood there. Staring. I have never seen this before. I know people loose their arms, legs, eyes, and they have to learn to adapt. This guy did for sure. After the second bottle of soda a young kid about Marcus's age went to ask him if he could help. The guy accepted, not too proud! I teared up again. I was so happy that someone went to help him. That could have been me helping, should have been me helping, but I was still in shock and didn't move. There were a few people in line before me so I had a few minutes to get myself together before I had to speak. Thank God. I was reminded by this event of a few things. To be thankful for my arms and hands. I take them for granted. To be thankful for my two natural legs. I need to use them more, they are a blessing. Also, to share this story tonight with the boys as a teaching moment on how to show God's love to someone at the grocery store, even though I fell short on this opportunity and someone else got the blessing. I think that is the real lesson, hearing God speak and do what he is telling you to!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Unwelcome Guests

So this week has been full of fun with our unwelcome guests, better know as mice!!! The good news is so far they are only in the garage and maybe up in the attic. In the last 2 days 5 mice have been caught! That's great. But its also scary thinking how many more are there??? Mark and the boys are having so much fun with this it is crazy. They all wake up in the morning with one thing on their mind. Going to check the traps to see if they caught another one!!! As soon and the boys gets home from school, the first thing they want to do, is go to the garage and check their traps. ALL BOY I tell you. All 3 of them. I hope this ends soon, cause I don't like mice. Although in my mind, this is much better than dealing with a million ants!!! I'm knocking on wood right now!