Kids Book Corner

  • Goose Girl
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH
  • Peter and The Shadow Thieves
  • Peter and The Star Catchers
  • Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper
  • Stella Brite and The Dark Matter Myster
  • The Island of The Blue Dolphins
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • The School Library Journal
  • The Sisters Grimm
  • Tuck Everlasting


Friday, April 27, 2007

I Have a Plethora of...

Layouts! If you answered "Pinatas" to that you are one super funny individual! The reference is from "Three Amigos" with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short.
If you haven't see the movie it isn't high cinema, rather it is quirky and fun. I guarantee you will have the song "My Little Buttercup" running through your mind afterwards and it will give you a smile. You may even start doing a little soft shoe number. Who knows? You may also start saying "Look up here!" ;)

Back to the IRregularly scheduled program...

Background paper from Dear Diary by Erica Hite, Borderlines by Sande Krieger, Get Reel by Manda Bean, Moodles One by Mo Jackson, Font: Waltograph Ul

Noah really had a blast beating on the drums. The street performers were fabulous and nice.
Kraft paper by Gina Cabrera, Crayon Doodles by Ida, Cardboard flip by Linda Gil Bildal, Stitched Arrow by Kate Hadfield, Date stamp by Katie Pertiet, Inked Frame by Rhonna Farrer, Bent frame by Nancy Comelab, Fonts: Downcome, Laundromat 1967

Kraft paper by Gina Cabrera, Negative Cluster from Color Me Funky by Gina Miller and Kate Hadfield, Musical Doodles,Doodle Arrow and Stitched Arrow by Kate Hadfield, Cardboard by Linda Gil Bildal

Cluster Frame by Nancy Comelab, Background paper is redattitude by Lisa Whitney, Doodle Vehicle and Doodle Arrow by Kate Hadfield

Nostalgic 4 paper by Jen Wilson, Cluster Frame by Nancy Comelab, Doodle Alpah by Kate Hadfield

Metal Flowers by Kate Hadfield, Negative Strip by Gina Miller, Scalloped edge and Moodled frame from Moodles two by Mo Jackson, Cardboard flip by Linda Gil Bildal, Font: DB Michael by Darcy, Number 1 from French Laundry Coaster by Sande Krieger

::::::::::::::::::::We Have a Full Tank of Gas:::::::::

and we will be heading out this afternoon to Clayton, Georgia. I suppose I should google that because I still don't know how to get there! (The world is round.) One important thing for Rachel was for me to cut a playlist for the cd that included Ray Charles music. She has been learning about him in school. She is amazed that he was blind, but accomplished so much. I told her about a car commercial made back about 1997 when Ray Charles got to drive on the Salt Flats in Utah. Michael and I clapped and laughed. Such a cool commercial!

I'll "see" y'all on Monday!

(((Hugs))) and Smiles!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Star Wars Disney Style

I was doing some pages for the Disney book and here is one of them.

Background paper from Simple Expressions by Jen Wilson, Moodle Alpha and Moodle Frame by Mo Jackson, Font: Waltograph

:::::::::::::::Fresh 2 Frazzled::::::::::::

(Our Trip) Took us from my home in Georgia to Nauvoo, Illinois, The Corn Palace, Devil's Tower, The Badlands, and Mount Rushmore. In Oregon My family drove me to Oregon Coast Aquarium in Portland, Silver Springs and to Ona Beach. Then we went to Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Bryce Canyon, andThe Grand Canyon. I did really well until Memphis, Tennessee. Then I threw up and mom held me the rest of the way home in the back seat of the truck.

Movin' On kit by Sandra Boddington in Studio Sandra at Scrapbookgraphics,
Doodle alpha and Exhaust doodle by Kate Hadfield, Font: DB Michael by Darcy, Marcelle Script, Mia's Scribbling, Distress.

:::::::::::::::::::::GIRL SCOUT CAMP::::::::

This weekend I will be with Rachel at Girl Scout Camp, so I suppose there will be a lot of giggling and mosquitos.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Elinor Dashwood...

I got this quiz from Sandra's blog.

You scored as Elinor Dashwood. As Marianne's older sister, Elinor lives at the other end of the emotional spectrum. She rarely reveals her intense feelings and is more concerned with being honest and loyal than having what she deserves. Even though her intentions are pure, she sets herself up for loss by constantly placing other people before her own needs. Overall, Elinor is gentle and rational but is just as capable of radical emotions (despite her withholding them) as her sister.

Elinor Dashwood


Emma Woodhouse


Elizabeth Bennet


Jane Bennet


Marianne Dashwood


Charlotte Lucas


Lady Catherine


Which Jane Austen Character are You? (For Females) Long Quiz!!!
created with

My First Kite...

Cluster frame, alpha and Graphic background paper by Nancy Comelab, paint brush stroke and Glitter Swirl by Michelle Coleman, butterfly brushes from the web, Font: DB Michael, sidewalk

:::::::::::::::Red Rover, Red Rover:::::::::'s to the dentist thrice over! 3 kids had cleanings yesterday, Aaron has his today, then back to the orthodonist this afternoon for Rachel. No cavities, so far!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I love This Face...

Spring Break kit by Dani Mogstad, elasic band from Dear Diary by Erica Hite, Nessa Alphabet by Erica Hite, Crayon Doodles by Ida, Journal Note by Lauren Grier, Font: Pea Jenny Script

:::::::::::::New song Downloads:::::::::::::

If you want a happy toe-tappin' song I recommend "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini.

Old school download of the day was: "Lil Respect" by Erasure

Silly download of the day was: "Huggin' and a Chalkin'" sung by Hoagy Carmichal

One Room School House download was "Happy Trails" by Roy Rogers

:::::::::::::::::::Cool Video Used for Homeschool::::::::

The information is great and it is kinda funny to see Bill Nye get giddy around scientists he really respects.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Earth Day with the Taylors...

We went to Stone Mountain after church and hiked up the mountain to fly Eve's new kite. We took Kasey, one of the neighbor children, along with us.

A species of The Sweet Gum tree? (Eve, Aaron, Rachel and Kasey)

These were photos from 2003 of the Fiesta themed Blue and Gold Banquet. Michael had glasses then. Michael and Aaron won most creative for their "Chips and Salsa" cake made from pound cake and melted chocolate wafers.
Cluster frame by Nancy Comelab, Stitched arrows by Kate Hadfield, Handstamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman, background paper from Spring Break by Dani Mogstad

Journaling papers by Catrine, Borderlines by Sande Krieger, Ticket and black doodle from Dear Diary by Erica Hite, Cardboard overlay by Linda Gil Bildal, Doodle Alpha, metal flower and frame by Kate Hadfield

Flourish Frames by Erica Hite.


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Service Day

Grandpa Jim and Aaron in their work outside attire.


Aaron working on the tree stump with some other young men.

Aaron with a big leaf rake.

Grandpa Jim and Aaron went to help out with an Eagle Scout project for one of the young men from Troop 129. Many of the recent Eagle projects from Troop 129 have been to do various improvements to the inside and outside of my brother's school in DeKalb for the developmental disabled. Members of our Church also went to assist the young men as part of a clean up day. They are creating an area where planter boxes can be accessed by those in wheel chairs. Here is a first hand account of the day from my stepdad's blog.

I'm really proud of Aaron for giving service and what he received in return was a sense of charity and making new friends.

::::::::::::::::::The BFG::::::::::::::

Erica asked about my thoughts on The BFG, so here are a few thoughts. Roald Dahl's characters are young people in undesirable life circumstances and put into fantastic scenerios. The word that fits my impression of his works it chimerical. (Etymology: chimera
1 : existing only as the product of unchecked imagination : fantastically visionary or improbable
2 : given to fantastic schemes).

I also enjoy reading books with different dialects that differentiate the characters by location, experience, and education. I love, as I read out loud, to drop into the BFG's dialect and then back to Sophie's little polite voice. Dahl's ability to create hilarious sounding words like scrumdiddlyumptious is a riot, too. The chapter entitled Frobscottle and Whizzpoppers had Aaron and Rachel laughing out loud. From now on I believe their discussions about their own flatulence and that of others will be peppered with the phrase whizzpopper with a conspiratorial giggle!

:::::::::::::::::::Slideshow Project:::::::::

I am almost finished with a slideshow project for a gentlemen in Troop 129. He went to Philmont along with his son and some other young men from their Troop. I helped him do a slideshow for his eldest son's Eagle project, so he asked if I would do a video for his Philmont trip. I finished the pan and zoom edits and I will be adding music this week. I hope it turns out the way he envisions.

::::::::::::::::::Poison Ivy Update:::::::::

I am close to being healed of the tell tale signs of this nasty experience. Aaron recoils less when he touches my legs. I should have little to no scarring. But as I was healing the poison ivy was growing, so it looks like there will be a rematch. ****High Noon Gun whistling music**** I don't hold out much hope for me coming out unscathed in such a hideous reunion.

::::::::::::::::::Short Attention Span Theatre:::::::

In this episode of Short Attention Span Theatre we meet Noah Taylor who can be sitting at the table during a prayer and then 2 minutes later wonder why everyone is eating because the prayer hasn't been said. Whereby everyone else responds, "We just said it! Weren't you listening?!?!"

:::::::::::Digital Converts:::::::::::

My friend Kim is very interested in playing with pixels, so I hope to see her creative talents in a few months when she gets a chance to get some software and learn this craft.

::::::::::Let's Go Fly a Kite::::::::::::
...up to the highest heights...Come, let's go fly a kite!

We are off to fly a kite with Eve at Stone Mountain. She has wanted one desperately since she played with one a week ago and I saw a cool one at Target. Eve kissed the kite when I gave it to her. Hmmm...I think she appreciated it.


Friday, April 20, 2007


Dear Diary by Erica Hite, Tape from Joined at the Hip by Tia Bennett, Polaroid frame by Canay, Notebook Paper alpha by Ashley Olsen, Extra Staples by Michelle Coleman, Fonts: DB Michael/ Mistral, Cluster Frame by Nancy Comelab

Noah and Michael were reading The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses on Thursday evening. When Michael got to the pages on the sense of taste Noah excitedly said that the tongue has different sections for sweet, salty and sour. Michael told him that was a myth and was surprised people are still teaching it at school. Noah didn't believe Michael. To show Noah this was false Michael staged an experiment using salt, Powdered Sugar, and QTips. Both Rachel and Noah were game for the experiment. He shielded their eyes from seeing which bowl he dipped the Qtip in, and then touched their tongues in a different place each time. They did the tip, back, middle and both sides of the tongue. They both were hilarious when it was salt because they would grimace. Both of the kids were able to learn by their own observations that the idea of a taste bud map of the tongue was pure BUNK!

Check out this blog on the subject of Taste Bud Mapping:Live Science
Here is another fun section on their site:
There is also the Top Ten Urban Legends on the same site:Top Ten Urban Legends



not a clever title, but I'm using my creativity elsewhere.

Dear Diary kit by Erica Hite, paw doodle by Rhonna Farrer, Borderlines by Sande Krieger, Negative Stripes by Gina Miller

Be Trusting by Kim Christensen, Font: Misproject

Spring Break by Dani Mogstad, Nancy Comelab's Cluster Frames, Doodle Arrows and Weather Doodles by Kate Hadfield, Sneakers by Anna Benjamin, Date Stamp by Amber Clegg

Cluster Frame by Nancy Comelab, Journal paper by Lauren Grier, Font: DB Michael

Here are some other titles we have watched an by this group that we enjoyed:
Othello, Macbeth, King Lear
Titus Andronicus, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet
Learn Nutrition
Writing Basics
Grammar For All 1 and 2
American Government 1 and 2
Finance: the basics
French 1 and 2
Learn Personal Finance

:::::::::::::::::::::Ali Edwards::::::::

Interview with Ali Edwards found in the Scrap Girls Newsletter:

8. If you could change anything about scrapbooking, what would it be?
I think what I would really like to change is the misconception that the people who do this are the ones with tons of time on their hands. Come on! Everyone is busy; everyone has stuff going on in their lives. Creating is really a lifestyle choice.

Michael, Noah and Rachel did an experiment on Thursday night and I am making a layout of their experience. I will try to post it tomorrow. They were so excited.

::::::::::::::::When I Am Old:::::

If that isn't already a loaded statement from an adult I'm not sure what would qualify. My mom set herself up last week by asking the question, "When I am old can Granny come live with you?" All four of the children were in the room at the time and Aaron, Rachel and Eve gave Granny Sue a quick reply of, "Of course, Granny you can come live with us." Eve added that she could sleep in her room because she had two beds. Noah on the other hand replied, "Why would you want to do that?"
If I got that last line wrong send me a correction, mom!

Thursday, April 19, 2007


This is a blog first for me, but my friend, Janna, tagged me and these were the guidelines:

In a new blog post, list and write about 5 to 10 methods you use to create original posts. At the start of your post, tell your audience (briefly or at length) what you are doing with the “Be Original” Project and link to the project. Link/track back to the blogger who tagged you for “Be Original” Share your “Be Original” methods with your own audience Pick as many bloggers as you want and “tag” them to take part in the fun…After all, that is how a meme works (a unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to another). Sit back and learn from the discussion.”

1. I blog about the books I read to my children for “Family Reading Time”. This is a book I usually review at the end, unless I am overwhelmed with excitement and post mid-book.
2. I also blog about any personal books that I am reading.
3. I like to include layouts of events my family and I have done together, and to mix things I up I usually don’t do anything chronologically.
4. I also like to create layouts that show my quirky sense of humor and often involve extended family members.
5. I include funny things my kids’ say. For the most part, I post what my son, Noah, says because they tend to be the most off the wall.
6. I throw in some homeschool supplemental curriculum ideas.

You're supposed to tag someone, so if Anna would like to do this it would be cool. Her blog is always original.

::::::::::::::::::::::California Condor::::::::::

Our kids were fascinated by the California Condor at the Grand Canyon. They also participated in The Junior Ranger Program, which was a lot of fun.

Journal paper by Catrine,
Staples by Michelle Coleman and KSharonK,
Doodle frame by Kate Hadfield,
Negative Frame by Gina Miller,
Leather ribbon from Giddy Up by Mary Fran,
Bird overlay from Scrap Girls,
Background paper from Springbreak by Dani Mogstad, Date Stamp and tab by Amber Clegg,
Fonts: DB Michael by Darcy at blueflombingo/ Distress.

::::::::::::::::::: Another Layout from the Tennessee Aquarium:::::::

Background watercolor paper by Susan Long, Scalloped edge by Gina Cabrera from Simply Irresistable kit, Date Stamp by Mindy Wade, title and patterned paper from Dear Diary by Erica Hite, Cluster frame by Nancy Comelab, Font: DB Michael by Darcy at blueflombingo


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Book and Layouts:

The new family reading book is The BFG
Roald Dahl is a twisted dude, so we should have an exciting time. The chapters are short, so we read 5 of them last night.


Flying Home kit by Studio Sandra at Scrapbookgraphics,
Extra Stitching by Sandra Boddington at Scrapbookgraphics,
Cardboard flip by Linda Gil Bildal,
Font: DB Michael by Darcy at blueflombingo/ Artistamp Medium/Jane Austen

Our First day at Disney World in 2006 was a rainy one, but we had fun anyway.

Background paper called redattitude by Lisa Whitney, Cluster Frames by Nancy Comelab,
Weather Doodles by Kate Hadfield,
Vehicle Doodles by Kate Hadfield (modified with clone stamp),
Date stamp by Amber Clegg
Fonts: DB Michael by Darcy at blueflombingo,


Please watch this videoby Five For Fighting. The band is donating money each time the video is viewed. The song is beautiful and the video is filled with children who have Autism.


your sister

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Trying to Finish Up...

some pages for the kids. I want to print some of their layouts through Shutterfly. They would be printed and bound in a library type book. One of the problems I have is not scrapping chronologically. I don't like to use a photo if I'm not particularly inspired to at the moment. So, I have been going into my in progress file ideas and trying to work with them to get pages for each of the children. I asked Rachel if she wanted a book that was mostly about her or one that went chronologically. She replied immediately that she wanted it to be personal. I've watched the kids get the first scrapbooks I made for them and want to share them with each other and friends. They love to share this way, so I will go with the flow and do each a personal book.

Cluster Frames by Nancy Comelab,
Robot by Anna Benjamin at Papermoons,
Space Doodles by Kate Hadfield,
Font: DB Michael (Michael's own font by Darcy at
The "Monolith" is the blank font by Gina Miller from the kit Color Me Funky

This layout is of Michael and Noah working on a static electricity experiment. Noah was Scientist of The Day in this layout.
Dear Diary kit by Erica Hite,
Cluster Frames by Nancy Comelab,
Font: DB Michael

Color Me Funky by Kate Hadfield and Gina Miller, Cluster Frames by Nancy Comelab, Umbrella and rain doodles by Kate Hadfield

Color Me Funky kit by Kate Hadfield and Gina Miller, Easter stickers by Sausan, Bunny from Some Bunny Loves Me by Julie Mead, Cluster Frames by Nancy Comelab, Stitched Doodle Alpha by Kate Hadfield, journal piece by Misty Mareda

Mary Fran's Giddy Up kit,
Craft flower by Anna Benjamin at Papermoons,

:::::::::::::::::Family Reading::::::::

Last night we read Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein as one of our filler books. The kids enjoyed the zany poems. This is our filler book because Rachel has developed a fear of the book The Westing Game because the characters talk about a corpse in the Westing house. She said it gave her nightmares. Since she is starting testing this week and next. I decided not to push the book. I received several book reviews from a friend, so I will put them on hold and let you know what I think.

:::::::::::::The Pursuit of Happyness::::
with Will Smith was a very well done movie. The character with his imperfections never stopped trying hard to do his best and stay with his son. Will Smith is an engaging actor and I hope he will continue making high calibre films. Will's son does an excellent job in his film debut. One of the criticisms Michael had was at the end of the film when they posted the finiancial success of the real-life character. Michael never likes money associated with the ultimate goal of being happy. This idea makes me think of Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof before he breaks into the song of "If I Were a Rich Man". Tevya, "Oh, Dear Lord you made many many poor people. I realize it is no shame to be poor, but it's no great honor, either. So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I Scream For...

I reworked a couple of layouts from photos I used a year ago.

Noah enjoys his chocolate chip ice cream at Bruster's Ice Cream. Noah and his classmates got to ride in a Hummer Limo and receive a huge scoop of ice cream for selling $300.00 worth of Sally Foster Giftwrap for the PTA fundraiser at Camp Creek Elementary (Actually, his Granny Sue Towhey sold it all for him at her office at Emory Clinic.--- Thanks Granny Sue!).

Dear Diary kit by Erica Hite,
Staples by Michelle Coleman,
Brushed Striped Alpha by Sausan at Scrapbookgraphics,
Borderlines by Sande Krieger,
background paper from Authentic by Sara Carling,
Font: DB Michael by Darcy at Blueflombingo / Mia's Scribbling


Rachel's favorite flavor is Cotton Candy Explosion (it contains Pop Rocks).
Color Me Funky by Kate Hadfield,
Stars by Lisa Whitney,
Simply Irresistable by Gina Cabrebra,
Ribbon by Natalie Braxton


Michael has been busy working on a homemade Samurai armor. Stephen had someone manufacture the individual pieces and got a huge spool of red shoelace thread to connect the pieces. It will look so cool when he finishes.

:::::::::::::James Bond::::

My mom let us borrow Casino Royale with the new Bond, Daniel Craig. I enjoyed the style and I always enjoy Judi Dench's performances. The stunt scenes were incredible.

We are now watching the Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith. I will review tomorrow.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Taxi Driver:

That is my duty tomorrow. I will be shuffling Aaron and Noah off to their respective birthday party festivities (after I pick up a gift for the honorees).

Michael and the Scouts had scheduled a 30 mile bike ride, but there is a severe thunderstorm coming tomorrow, so he had to cancel. He will be going to work, instead.

Today's weather was 70 degrees Farenheit and the kids climbed the Japanese Maple in the front yard and played...played...played. Eve was plumb tuckered out on the way to Friday sleepover night at Granny and Grandpa Towhey's house. She finally woke up to have an evening meal of grits. Ahhh! To be a little Southern girl!

:::::::::Butterfly Surprise:

I went to the Tennessee Aquarium and they had a butterfly exhibit. One landed on my hand! So Cool!!!

Dear Diary kit by Erica Hite, Painted flowers by Lisa Whitney, Font: Pea girly girl Script, Mia's scribblings, Pea Jean

Michael really loved the expression on Rachel's face when the butterly lighted on her hand.
WOW! Butterflies make me smile!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Fun Blog Rage of the Day:

type the phrase: What (your name) needs: into the Google search engine and check out what topics come up. Here are mine:

What Victoria needs:

1. a major traffic overhaul. (what that really means is a Mini-Cooper S)
2. secondary sewage treatment now. (This means someone else to clean my bathrooms)
3. more teachers. (Could mean I need to get my homeschool act in gear!)
4. more low cost housing now-says the Greens. (I don't know who these particular Greens are, but I'm all for paying less?!)
5. more wind power. (This could mean I need to get out and walk?)
6. needs a guy. (This statement is categorically false! I'm quite enamored with the one I have!)
7. a code of ethical practice. (Hey, doesn't everybody!)
8. an approach to Indonesia. (The politics are a little too deep for me on this one!)
9. a bigger exhibition center. (This has been something I've been wanting all my life!)
10. needs a makeover, and how.(I hear the chorus of Amens throughout every one of my friends and family. I'm suprised Clinton and Stacy haven't come knocking on my door, while holding a can of lighter fluid for my wardrobe of sweatshirts!)

Y'all have a great weekend and say "Hi!" to your Mom and them!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Having Fun at the High:

Acetate + Contact Paper + Construction Paper + Scissors + 4 kids = FUN

The kids really liked creating these vases after taking a tour of the different styles throughout history. Noah's was very linear, Aaron's looked human and the girls were more random.

Studio Chic by Shabby Princess,
Frames by Nancy Comelab,
Font: DB Michael by Darcy at blueflombingo,
Ligurino Condensed.

Where, Oh Where Has Victoria Gone?

...Where, Oh Where can she be?

My friend, Anna, made me laugh out loud when she posted this query to me at Digishoptalk.

::::::::::::::Noahism from Tuesday::::

"This stuff reminds me of heaven!" (said in a dreamy tone of voice). What so enchanted Noah, you may ask? Well it was Sprite, the elixer of the gods. No, we don't get out much! The girls were almost as elated when I put Grenadine in their Sprite.

This morning I read this article:
My kids each have a bottle, so they don't share germs (really it's because Noah won't touch anyone elses stuff...EVER!) I have printed out the refund form and pulled the upc labels and will try to get it in the mail today.
Here is the companies consumer statement: Agent Cool Blue

::::::::::Eve's Front Teeth:::::

are looking pale gray from the front and black from the back. Two months ago the neighbor boy was playing too rough and tripped her. She hit face first on the driveway. She ended up with a skinned nose, fat lip, bruised and scrapped gum tissue and very slightly loose teeth. I cleaned her up and kept an eye for any signs of infection. She healed quickly and as the gum healed the teeth were held firmly in place. Michael was playing with her and she threw her head back laughing and he noticed how bad her teeth looked from behind. I called for an appointment the next morning. Our regular dentist took x-rays of the front teeth and said that at least one needed to be pulled. He referred me to an oral surgeon, Dr. Glenn Maron, who has an office right by the Margaret Mitchell House in downtown Atlanta. This doctor will be leaving for Honduras for a medical mission trip to benefit poor children. Since Eve's tooth had an abcess I wanted her seen right away before the doctor left.

I called Michael and let him know what was happening and said I would be taking her downtown for a 3:00pm consultation. He knows I hate driving downtown's narrow streets, so he called me back and volunteered to take Eve to the appointment. I said he didn't have to do that just because I hate to drive downtown doesn't mean I can't. He insisted that it was okay with his supervisor, Richard, and he would take her. I met him at his work at 2:00pm and dropped Evey off. She was so excited because I billed this as "Daddy-Daughter Day!"

Michael said that Dr. Maron was very personable and talked to him like a colleague when explaining Eve's problem. The doctor even had Eve explain what caused the problem in the first place. He started the story..."So you were walking through the forest and you saw an elephant..."
Eve replied laughingly, "No! It was James! My face hit the driveway!" The doctor explained that he would make Evey fall asleep and while she was sleeping her would pull her tooth. She seemed okay with the idea.

::::::::::::::Random Acts of Kindness:::::::::::

Michael's blog has a great entry on one of our favorite commercials with a wonderful message.
In fact, Anna, who I mentioned earlier did a Random Act of Kindness for me when she gave me a beautiful kit by Gina Cabrera. She also creates amazing art work that she allows folks to download. Check out her site and learn about an super creative talent :Paper Moons

:::::::::::::Home School Stuff:::::::

Aaron and I have been using some great study materials created by a group called "The Standard Deviants". Our latest titles from their repertoire have been: "French: part one", "American Government" parts one and two, "Biology" and "Grammar".

:::::::::::::Poison Ivy: Update::::::::

My legs look muy nasty! I look like I had a motorcyle accident while wearing shorts. There are areas that are still weeping, but on the whole I think I'm healing. I love to tease the kids that if they don't behave I'm going to touch with my legs. SCREAMS OF TERROR! My arms look like a cross between ebola and leprosy...but on a very good day, OF COURSE! My stomach only itches a little, so I'm sure all be bathing suit fit by 2008! (One must have attainable goals! ;) )

Y'all have a FANTABULOUS day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Air Time:

background paper from A Beautiful Mess by Lisa Whitney, doodles from Dear Diary by Erica Hite, black masking tape from Joined at the Hip by Tia Bennett, Clustered Negative frames from Color Me Funky by Kate Hadfield and Gina Miller, Wings from Paper Moon freebies by Anna Benjamin

Will edit later...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Easter!

Sausan's Easter Stickers and Sing Spring Collection, Tiff Brady's Sunshine Felt

And on the spiritual side:

Matthew 38:6 "He is not here: for he is risen..."


Some quotes that impressed me today:

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Benjamin Franklin

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Guillaume Apollinaire

:::::::::::::::::A smattering of photos from our week: