Sunday, May 29, 2011

Perfect Pairings--The Rainbow

Wow--it's been a week since I've posted. I'm so, so sorry. It was the last week of school and recital week at dance, but we're on cruise control now on the lazy days of summer. So I hope I can promise you that more timely posts are on their way. For today, I'm doing Baloney's Perfect Pairing. Hop on over and see her and the other pairings.
I'm sure everyone in the Tulsa area saw the beautiful double rainbow last week. Our last t-ball game got rained out in the bottom of the first inning and there it was on our drive back home. I don't know how anyone can look at a rainbow and not remember God's covenant. What a promise! So I find this pic and verse a Perfect Pairing.

I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. --Genesis 9:13.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Perfect Pairings--Hebrews 12:1-2

It's Monday...not Perfect Pairings day, but does that really matter. Any day is a good day to post the Word of God, isn't it? Anyway, head over and see Baloney and check out some of the other Perfect Pairings from yesterday.
Also, please pray for the people of Joplin.

This is a pic from a run I did on Saturday. Photo is courtesy of Fleet Feet Tulsa. I kind look like I'm ticked off. I wasn't ticked off (other than I didn't feel like running on Saturday), I was just focused on the finish line which was right in front of me when this was taken.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. --Hebrews 12: 1-2

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Your Neck of the Woods--St. Mary

It's Tuesday, you know what that means--it's Your Neck of the Woods day! Head over to the RHOK and check out what's going on in other's neck of the woods.


Today I'm sharing this photo (sorry the quality of the photo isn't very good). This is a statue of Mary that is outside of my kids' school and our church.

We pass by this statue everyday as we pull into school, it's a very peaceful and calming way to start our day. Lately in my neck the woods we've been spending even more time at school and church than normal. You know how the end of the school year is...special parent's days, ceremonies, end-of-the-year concerts and performances. It's a busy, busy time of year. So we're seeing the Mary statue more than usual this past week (and next week). But I don't mind, I need the daily reminder that God is in control of my life...not me. I'm very glad that His presence is in My Neck of the Woods.

Have a blessed day!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Babies are Here!

Remember when I posted this pic. Beautiful blue robin's eggs...sign of life to come? So pretty and photogenic.
Well...the babies were born this weekend.

Honestly, I find them a little creepy. But here are our four baby robins.
Ick. I'll keep checking on them, but I sure do hope they'll have feathers soon.

I think I like the eggs better.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday

I'm going to link up with Impulsive today (sorry I missed last week) and do We Want to Know Wednesday. It's really fun. So go over and see her and Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn and Janette and have a little fun learning about other bloggers!

So without further ado, here are this week's Q&A's...

1. What game show have you thought you could be on and totally WIN? I was going to say The Price is Right because I've watched since Bob Barker had dark hair (that was a long time ago), but then I thought, that game has a lot of luck involved and everything is priced according to California prices--not Oklahoma. So I changed my mind. But, I could TOTALLY win Deal or No Deal. Now I might not win the million bucks, but I guarantee I'd walk away with a pretty good chunk of cash. It's all about statistics people. Take the emotion and adrenaline out of that game and it's an easy one to win some big money.

Howie--I'll take the Deal!

2. Do you have a tattoo(s)? If so, what are they and what made you get them? If not, would you get one, yes/no/why? No, I don't have any tattoos. No I would never get a tattoo. a). because it's permanent, and, b). it hurts. Plus, I have an awesome birthmark on my right thigh in the shape of the Playboy bunny. Who needs a tat when nature provided that??

3. What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own? wedding and engagement ring. I never take it off. Except to clean it. Other than that, it hasn't been off my finger since WM put it on there. The other is my crucifix necklace that I wear.

4. What is your driving pet peeve(s)? Oh, I have quite a few. But here are my two biggies...when someone is in the right turn only lane and the light turn greens and they smash the gas and go straight (not turn right). They just didn't want to wait in the line of cars that were in the correct lane. But my very most, biggest, can't stand it pet peeve is when people throw cigarette butts out the window. I can't stand that!!! It's littering, it's putting your disgusting habit in my environment. If you do this you're a jerk wad. There have been so many times that I've been at a light and someone has thrown out a cig and I've been so tempted to get out of my car and flip it back into their car. But I'm non-confrontational, so I just sit seething in my car. It's a gross, dirty, stinky habit. Keep it to yourself. (Oh man, how I could go on about this...moving on).

5. What was your favorite sitcom when you were little that you wish was still on? "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight...schlemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated!" Laverne and Shirley! I loved that show and totally didn't get half of what they were talking about, but I thought their below the ground apartment was cool. Lenny and Squiggy were annoying but you loved them. Laverne and Shirley was on when I was little. I loved Friends very much, too, but it was on when I wasn't so "little." The cast of characters were my age and I "got it", my friends and I were in the same phase of life they were, it was like watching a show about our lives.

But Laverne and Shirley...I Heart You!

Have fun--link up with the gals!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Neck of the Woods--Babies are Coming!

I'm hookin' up with the laaaaay-deeeees at the RHOK to let you know a little bit about what's going on in My Neck of the Woods today. Head over to the RHOK to find out more about what's going.

In my neck of the woods, or I should say, on the electric meter on the side of my house, a mama Robin has made her perfect little nest and laid her perfectly Robin's Blue eggs. I wish I had gotten a better photo because this nest is seriously something out of a nature photo, it's perfectly symmetrical with cute little sprigs shooting out here and there. And look at those eggs. Precious little birds. BUT...I was taking my life in my own hands by taking this pic, that perfect nest-making mama was lurking, just waiting to attack if I made the wrong move. I will tell you this, she hasn't left her nest since I took this pic. She's probably thinking, "I leave for one second and blondie over there descends on my nest. No way am I leaving again." And she hasn't.

We're just waiting for the arrival of our four babies birds. Our next door neighbor has a nest on her front door wreath and her babies have hatched, so I'm thinking it should be any day now.

I love spring. I love signs of new life and new beginnings. The flowers blooming, the birds chirping. I love that even though we live in the middle of town that nature is unfolding right in front of us.
Happy Spring, my friends!!!

Oh--and I'd love to have a dress in the exact color of those eggs.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Here and There and a Bunch of Other Random Stuff

Been awhile, huh? It's that time of the year...busy, busy, busy. Does anyone else find the end of the school year...the whole month of May...just crazy? So here's a quick post with a few pics to show you what we've been up to.

Last Thursday, Patrick's preschool class had their May Crowning ceremony. It was darling and the kiddos learned about the importance of the Blessed Mother.

Here's Patrick before he walked into the chapel with his flowers for Mary.
After the May Crowning, the mom's were invited back to the classroom for a muffins, photos and crafts. Patrick made me a beautiful necklace and I got lots and lots of hugs. Watching him with his friends and how much they've grown makes me realize he really is ready for Kindergarten. In three short months he'll be in "big" school. I'm going to enjoy this summer with my "little" boy.

Here's my little guy and me at his preschool Mother's Day party.
Saturday morning I got up and did the Ready, Set...Run! I was on Team Logan's Storm Breakers. The Storm Breakers is Yogi's son's team. Everyone wanted to be on our team, but there is simply only enough room for greatness, therefore, it was me and Yogi. I'm sure I was running so fast that storms were breaking. Not really. It was a great run and a great inspiration to see these families who are so dedicated to their children. Thank you, Yogi and Logan for letting me be on your team. It was GREAT!!!

I don't have a pic of me at the race--but Yogi does and so does Baloney (who didn't run because she doesn't believe in sweating. I'm also starting to believe that she's using her shoulder as a good excuse to get out of anything that involves sweat. Am I right? Totally kidding)!! So go check out Yogi and Baloney to see proof that I was there.
There was a little t-ball action after the run. It was hot but I was still sweaty from the run, so it was all good.

Crush it, Patrick!!!
Sunday was a day to celebrate moms! I love being a mom--I would never be able to put in words how blessed I am to have the three little munchkins I have. And I wouldn't be the mom I am today without the example set by my mom. Who I love with all my heart. (and who is going to kill me that I posted a pic of her).

Here's my mom holding Katie when Katie was about 12 weeks old.
Sunday afternoon was filled with family time and messing around the house and little shopping with my Katie. A great dinner made by WM and topped off the evening watching The Real Housewives of Orange County (my first time watching and are you kidding me?!?!).

That brings us to today. Katie was scheduled to get some fillings today. Which she, look! They also pulled two teeth. Surprise! Didn't know about that until we got there. She wasn't happy. She's still not happy. Bless her heart. She's one brave little girl.

Katie's missing teeth. I think the Tooth Fairy owes her BIG TIME!
Tonight is more t-ball, dance photos, homework, getting ready for tomorrow's Patriotic Concert at Katie's school and Fun in Sun day at Patrick's. Like I said...just a busy, busy time of year. I'm going to do my best to keep up and post regularly.

XOXO--til tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beardacolypse--In Case You Miss It

I really was planning to do a In Your Neck of the Woods today because I have a great one. I still might, later today. But for now you get this...incase you missed it last night. Two of my favorite actors/entertainers. You know I love me some Will Ferrell. Be warned...there is some adult content. Enjoy! And laugh--it's ok to laugh!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Perfect Pairings--2 Timothy 4:2

For today's post I'm going to join up with Baloney and do a Perfect Pairing. Go on over to That's Baloney, say hi and check out the other pairings. They are wonderful!


I'm posting this sweet pic of my little Josie that shows her kind, serene, gentle side. Which I've seen once in the last 6 weeks. She's going through a phase. She's testing me and my patience. So here's the verse that I chose to match my little sweetie's face.

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and gentle instruction. --2 Timothy 4:2.