Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

For today...

Outside my window...It is overcast and rainy. Hopefully the peas I planted yesterday will love this rain.

I am thinking...about my daddy (he died in 1994). I watched the "Bucket List" last night and while it was a really good movie, it brought back a lot of memories.

I am thankful for...my 16 year old son, Will today on his birthday.

From the learning rooms...one of the joys of homeschooling...little or no school on birthdays! We did get math and vocabulary done.

From the Kitchen...homemade French toast for the birthday breakfast, lunch out with Dad, and Will's menu for dinner...macaroni & cheese, vegetables, and apple crisp

I am wearing...lavender paisley knit shirt, jeans, Clarks clogs

I am creating...still working on that cross stitch Retro Kitchen Picture. Helping Amy with her flag wall hanging

I am going...to enjoy the end of our homeschool year. When Katie graduates in May, she will be our 5th highschool graduate..only 4 years and 2 more to go! We are taking off June & July for our break and then starting back in August.

I am reading..."Backyard Homestead" & a novel "Minnesota", I haven't read a non-how to book in a while, so its a nice change

I am hoping...Will has a wonderful year. He is a very special young man and its a blessing to have him as my son.

I am hearing...the kids in the kitchen waiting for me so we can go meet Greg for lunch...yummy McAllisters Deli.

Around the house...I am wanting to unclutter our home, starting with my closet. I've got a nice pile of stuff to get donated.

One of my favorite things...spending time with my family

A few things for the rest of the week...birthday dinner & presents tonight, Keepers at Home tomorrow, homeschool Leadership meeting on Thursday, and Garden & Outdoor Living Show this weekend.

Pictures to share...

These are pictures of our trip to Walt Disney World in October of last year. All of these were taken at Epcot. The picture above is Will eating Escargot (yuck).

Don't ya love our hats, especially Wills with the blond braids! This picture was taken at the Norway shop. L-R Donna, Will, Greg, Amy, Katie

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  1. Happy Birthday to your son! I'm so sorry to hear about you daddy. I can't even think about the thought of losing one of my parents. I know it will happen, but I'm can't think about it, and I'll call upon the Lord when the time comes.

    I wish I could send you some of the sun we have here!

  2. Tell Will to go to my blog, I have a surprise for him to see.

    Beautiful memories can sometimes be painful, but we wouldn't trade them, would we?

    Have a great day!

  3. Kristi, we had sun all weekend and all day Monday...today the rain came.

    Rie, that is so special, you made me get all teary eyed!

    My daddy memories are wonderful, just sometimes sad.


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