Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: it runs in the family

Monday, March 23, 2009

Please Pray for Stellan

for updates or for the history of Stellan you can check out MckMama's blog @ my charming kids. THANK YOU!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009


I saw this on a few other blogs and thought it looked like fun. Would you like to make one for yourself? Just follow the directions below and be sure to let me know so I can check out your mosaic.

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page, pick an image.
3. Select the size of boxes as 3 by 4.
Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

Use these questions in each URL box!!!

1. What is your first name? Kelly
2. What is your favorite food? mexican
3. What high school did you go to? LHS
4. What is your favorite color? pink
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Josh Duhmel
6. Favorite drink? root beer
7. Dream vacation? Alaskan cruise
8. Favorite dessert? strawberry shortcake
9. What you want to be when you grow up? teacher
10. What do you love most in life?
the Lord
11. One Word to describe you. blessed
12. Where do you live? Ohio


1. Grevillea Ned Kelly with native bee, 2. Mexican Shrimp plant, 3. Lancaster High School, 4. Pink for the Cure, 5. Josh Duhmel & the Gap in San Antonio, 6. Root Beers, 7. Alaskan Cruise, 8. Strawberry shortcake., 9. Hey Teachers leave the Kids alone, 10. Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit., 11. Blessed, 12. Lancaster, Ohio

Thursday, March 19, 2009

90 Minutes in Heaven


This is a MUST read book. I sat down last wednesday to start it and I did not get up until I had finished reading about an hour later.

I do not want to give any of it away in case you do read it, so I will just tell you what the back of the book says...

" On the way home from a conference, Don Piper's* car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Pipe experienced the glories of Heaven, awed by its beauty and music. "

*Don Piper has been an ordained minister since 1985. His story has been covered by national media outlets including Newsweek, The Today Show, The 700 Club, At Home Live, and TBN's Praise the Lord. Piper leads conferences and retreats throughout the United States and abroad.

If you read this book or have read it previously, please let me know your thoughts. I learned a lot and it has left me feeling relieved re: my passed loved ones.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: a new "do"

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A little project

My Mom (finally) gave me this cupboard that I have been wanting for several years now. It belonged to her Grandmother and was pass to my Grandma and then on to my Aunt. When my Aunt moved she gave it to my Mom. And now, almost 12 years after my Grandma passed away it is mine. I am so thankful. I love getting furniture (or anything for that matter) that has been passed through my family. Most everything(but not everything) in my house has come from family and I love it that way.

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This particular cupboard has been painted and painted and painted and painted some more. I have no idea how many colors it has been in years past, but the ones I can remember are blue, green, burgundy, and purple. My Mom painted it purple about a year ago. Well I have nothing purple in my house, so it had to painted again.




I got to work on it yesterday and restored it to its former color of....
burgundy.  ;-)

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I have every intention of buying some nice dishes to put in there someday, but until then my "everyday" dishes will have to do. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Are you wearing green today?

check out last year's St. Patrick's pic and see how much my "baby" has grown up. 

My name is Irish (first name) and I think we have a touch of Irish in us from down the line somewhere.  I know we don't really celebrate this "holiday", though I have drank my fair share of Shamrock shakes this year. To me St. Patrick's Day was always my Grandma's (my Mom's Mom) birthday.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA D. She is in Heaven now, but if she were still with us on earth she would be 94 yrs old today.

Now run to your nearest McD's and get yourself a Shamrock Shake before they are gone for another year.  ;-)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me Monday


Welcome to...

Well it is Monday once again. How do they get here so quickly? Bc they follow the weekend, that is why.  ;-)

It was NOT ME who got in the car at 11pm (almost) and drove across town to get a shamrock shake bc the McD's closest to me was out. Those shakes are not that good and I could certainly do with out. 

It was NOT ME that decided to quit buying groceries (mostly) in an effort to eat out more and help to boost our economy.

It was NOT ME who was awake until 4am wed night/thurs morning bc C took a two hour nap from 9:30-11:30 PM and would NOT go back to sleep.

It was NOT ME that went to pick up my sister's step son from school last week in my pj's @ 3:30 in the afternoon. Are you kidding...I get up, shower and get dressed EVERYDAY.

It is NOT ME that keeps coming up with projects around the house (inside & out) even though we are selling. Who wants to put more money into a house that they are selling? NOT ME, that is who. 

It was NOT ME that said they were going to downsize C's birthday party this year, only to make the guest list out and discover it is longer than the previous year(s).

OK, I think that was it for NOT ME this past week. For more NOT ME fun go check out MckMama @ my charming kids .

Thursday, March 12, 2009

20 & Counting...The Duggar Family

the duggars

What an inspiration. (no, not to have 18+ children, for me anyway, but I would have loved to have had that many brothers & sister's growing up) I recently bought their book and I read it cover to cover in less than one day. Needless to say, nothing else got done that day.
If you are a fan of their show on TLC (we don't get that channel any longer =( ) this is a must read book. I learned  A LOT.

If you read it, let me know. I would love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WW:When I grow up, I want to be _______.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What type of Bible do you use?

I am in the market for a new Bible. This makes me sick bc the Bible that I am using was my Dad's. He read it and gave it to my Mom after their divorce back in 1987. He wrote in it to her. When he passed away she gave it to me.
I love that Bible for more reasons than just the sentimental value it holds. Well, it turns out that bc I was in a hurry and a little upset with my husband, for what I can not remember, I jumped out of the car in a hurry and a huff and the Bible jumped out of my hands into the rain. :'-O (this is me crying, sobbing rather)

See what happens when we huff around and get upset for NO reason!!!

The Bible is salvageable. It is a little "puffy" around the edges wear it was wet the most and it is still readable, etc. However I do not want to take anymore chances with it.

Plus I am really wanting a study or devotional Bible. There are so many Bibles out there that I am just wondering what your thoughts are and what Bible you use and or like/recommend.


Monday, March 9, 2009


I must apologize for my absence. It was not planned and nothing was/is wrong.
Thank you to those who emailed to check on me. You made me feel special.

I just abruptly took a short break from the world of blogging. Not really sure why. I just felt I needed a small break. I did pop in & out on a couple times, but did not post many (if any) comments. I will be catching up with you all this week, I promise.
I have missed each of you. You're like family now.  :)

We had a couple play dates this past week. One was with my (step) sister & her son. My (step) sister is pregnant and scheduled to be induced this thursday. She is having another little boy. How exciting.    :) I can not wait.

We also had a friend of ours from high school and her husband and kids over for lunch and a play date. It was lots of fun too. My friends oldest (a girl) is just a month older than C.  He LOVED having kids to play with this past week. He will LOVE pre-school come fall.

My friend's husband made dessert...fried ice cream. It was yummy. Once we make it and I write down the recipe, I will share it with you. YUM!!!!!

I started "working"...sort of. Our church needed help with their childcare on tuesday evenings and thursday mornings, so I signed up to help out. I find that each tuesday I am dragging myself there, but once there I have so much fun with the kids. C comes with me and he enjoys this time too, but wants his Mom to help with the babies instead of his age group. HA
I think the only reason I am dragging myself there is bc we leave about the same time P gets home from work. And we don't get back home until 9:30 and I am usually beat. 20-30 3-8yr olds can wear you out FAST.  ;)

Well that is a quick round up of what is going on here. I can not wait to see what you all are up to.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday's Scripture

Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.
Acts 4:30

Monday, March 2, 2009

Wii Fit or Wii not Fit


My awesome husband finally broke down and bought me the Wii Fit this past weekend. (YAY) I decided I would start first thing today, and I did. Boy, was I surprised.
You see I do not think of myself as overweight. Sure I need to lose a few, ok more than a few pounds, but even knowing that, I still don't think I am fat. But, the Wii Fit, he thinks I am. (wah) And now I am down in the dumps.  (ugh) He thinks my Wii Fit age is 49...I am ONLY 30 Mr. Wii Fit!!!
Why do I call the Wii Fit a man? Because a woman would NEVER tell another woman she is 19 years older than she really is. And a woman would never tell a fellow sister she is fat even if she could stand to shed a few pounds. It is in our (unwritten) Sister Diary Journal, that we all follow. That is how I know the Wii Fit is a MAN.  MEN!!!
I am going to keep at it and show it who is boss. Call me fat and I will show you!!!  ;)
On a lighter note...I beat my husband records on a few of the exercises. This is HUGE...bc my husband is Mr. Fit!!! AND I ate a salad for lunch. Go me!!!  ;)
I'll let you know how it goes.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday's Scripture

I have seen this verse on several blogs and I just love it. It  speaks volumes.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
Ephesians 3:20