Saturday, March 26, 2011

Book Review

I just wanted to let you all know about this awesome book I just finished! I highly recommend it to anyone! 
I saw this book at Costco, read the back of the book and I instantly wanted to read it!  Since I have a Kindle I didn't buy it at Costco and as soon as I got hone I grabbed my kindle and ordered it! (It was even about $2.00 cheaper for the kindle version!) I started reading it and it literally took me two days to read! And I am a slow reader! I think it took me about two months to read "The Help"

I true story of a little boy's journey to heaven and back! The most amazing thing is that everything that he stated his dad backed up in Scripture!  For a person like me that dealt anxiety for a couple years over death it truly brought me a peace about dying that it's not the most horrible thing!

Grab your tissues if you decide to read this book! I was at the car dealership getting my oil changed and I was almost hyperventilating over this book. This man next to me was reading as well, he kept looking up at me wondering if I was okay or if he should even ask! I bet he was glad when I left! 

A day after I finished reading the book the little boy that the story was about was featured on The Today Show  here is the link if you would like to watch It!

If you decide to read it I would love to hear what you think of it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Field Trip to Pioneer Farms

Presley playing on the rocks and in the stream

In the School house learning how pioneer children learned at school

Waiting to go into one of the log homes
The kids had fun chasing the ducks that were in the pond

Looks like Presley is having a stand off with this pig! He definitely didn't was to be touched

Jumping in the hay the best part of the day!

Today Presley had a field trip to Pioneer Farms! Just like it sounds it is a old farmstead from the late 1800's. The kids were able to see how the pioneers lived. How they made their food, where they went to school, mode of transportation and their animals! Presley favorite part was probably jumping in the haystack and chasing the pig!
I am so thankful today for modern technology and flushing toilets! I really don't think I could have made it back then!!!!! Pat took the day off so he could go on the field trip with us! Presley was very happy Dad was with us! Overall it was a great day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Look Who Lost His First Tooth

He finally Lost his first tooth!!!  He has been waiting, and waiting for it to come out and last night Pat finally pulled it out for Ethan! He didn't even cry and just alittle bit of blood and that was it.  He didn't even have it out for 5 minutes and he dropped it in Presley room and we couldn't find it! I looked for over an hour and never found it!  I teased him that the tooth fairy was probably not going to leave him money if she wasn't able to take his tooth! But the tooth fairy still came and left Ethan with a glittery ten dollar bill and a note saying congrats on losing your first tooth, next time be sure to not lose it!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What will consume us for the next couple of months?


                                                                        Before fixtures!
Before Walls!  Sorry the pictures aren't very good I have a super zoom Len's on my camera right now!

First project up is re-modeling our downstairs bathroom/laundry room!  What was here before and now? We had stripped wall paper above the wainscoting.  I loved the wall paper but it seemed to be lifting so it was time to remove it! I started doing this about 6 months ago! I started the project before Pat came home from work! He was surprised when he came home!  And then I let it sit because of lack of motivation! That's bad! So know I am at it again in full vegance and it's going to get done!!!!
So what do we plan to do?  We have started painting an eggshell white. We will be painting the wainscoting Black. I've purchased a new mirror (a medicine cabinet was there before) we have also purchased a new light fixture since we are switching everything over to brushed silver and new hardware! So exciting. Hoping that the bathroom will maybe be done by next week!
The laundry room will be repainted as well. I am taking the shelving down that's above the washer and dryer and adding new black wood shelving and adding baskets for laundry products. I am going to see if my friend will add vinyl to one of the wall with a laundry "saying" and we will be adding a black chandelier. I will post pictures when we are finished so stay tuned!
Next up the flooring!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wow, what a busy day! First of all I've been sick all week and barely have had a voice. I finally went to the doctor today and was able to get antibiotics. WOOHOO! I usually work in Ethan's class every Thursday but since I didn't know if I had a sinus infection or strep I thought I better not work in there!:( Kind of sad sounds like he had a great day at school.  And Leprechaun's came and destroyed his class! 
After getting everyone off to school and me running a few more errands. I came home and finished these adorable cupcakes! You can find directions of how to make them on my other blog

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Presley's Our Father

So Cute Presley recited almost all of the "Our Father" today! I thought this was so cute. I wish I knew how to flip the video so it wasn't sideways but you can still see how precious this is!
I cherish these moments!