Looking back…

A month or so ago, my husband added a photo feed gadget to our google sidebar.

(You’ll have to forgive me – is it even called that?  these years of diapering, feeding, cleaning, and in general caring for kids have made me, shall we say, a little behind the times technologically.) 

Anyways, this thing is like a little random slide show of all the pictures in our computer.  I love it!  Every once in a while a picture will catch my eye – something I’d forgotten about, or a special time from years ago.

I will tell you, it has been a breath of fresh air for me.  I’m finding it easier to be patient with my kids with where they’re at NOW, just by being reminded of where they’ve been.  For some reason, remembering them when they were little and cute and innocent (and didn’t talk back) makes me a bit more loving in the here and now.

I highly suggest doing this on your computer if you spend any length of time there during the day.  I’d give you a tutorial on how to do it, if I only knew how.  🙂

But I’ll leave you with a couple of those favorites that have caught my eye:

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where did may and june go?

hi everyone.

sorry for my lack of blogging!

i feel like we have been going full speed since the beginning of may.

may and june have included (aside from the stuff I’ve already blogged about):

the end of the MOPS year (and the end of my years as a MOPS mom!)

sharing the salvation message at the last MOPS meeting

a field trip to Albany with my sweet girl

memorial day

planting the veggie garden

filling our flower pots

field day

the big wedding!

my sister from montana visiting for a week

my 39th birthday

a tastefully simple party

and

father’s day celebrations

whew!

today starts the last week of school for the kids – and i am so excited for summer vacation and a more laid-back schedule!

i made this wreath for our door that sums up what our motto is going to be for the summer:

 kick your shoes off and play awhile!

Bridal Shower Sneak Peek…

I’m sooo excited!

We are having a bridal shower this weekend for my nephew’s fiancee, so I’ve been very busy prepping!

Here’s a sneak peek at what I’m working on:

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Can’t show you everything because (1) I’m not finished yet, and (2) I want her to be surprised!

Come back next week to see photos of everything!!

Valentine’s Day Snapshots

An altogether lovely Valentine’s Day…

A couple of my beautiful valentines:

 

My son’s valentines for his classmates (idea and download found here):

Pop-tarts cut into heart shapes:

Easy Valentine Bookmarks (instructions here):

    

Fun and sweet crafts at MOPS:

Chocolate Lava Cakes for dessert – these were extra lava-y because I took them out of the oven too soon! (recipe here):

A Valentine’s treasure hunt for my husband and I, created by my two oldest children (this was a surprise, and was so cute and fun!):

Hope YOU had a Happy Valentine’s Day!!