Friday, February 26, 2010
Today is yet another Snow day in the Winter That Wont End. Ugh.
OK, I take that UGH back. Because of the snow I was able to sleep in a bit this morning, which is always a plus. We all need to look at the bright side, right? Some other bright sides to today's snow day.....I don't have to get up from my nap at 3pm to get J off the bus, I get extra cuddle time with my boys, I have a playmate to keep C occupied when I clean the kitchen....alright, that's all I got.
After making the boys go back to bed and stay there until a more respectable hour (8am), we got up and had breakfast (butterscotch krimpets and chocolate milk....I am the coolest mom ever!) and then built a different train track layout. A few games of UNO have been played and the TV is now on with the Imagination Movers sucking the brain cells out of my children's heads AS WE SPEAK. Oh yes! I love me some Disney Channel.
I hope that all my bloggy friends are enjoying their Friday. I hope you are not snowed in with bored children. And I hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
All this puts Carley in a rough spot, especially when feeling develop between her and Dr. Noah. She feels torn between staying loyal to her friend Lillian and Lillian's family and spending time with a man who she is falling for. Things get even more complicated when they realize that Dr. Noah may be the only one who can actually save David. With every twist and turn, Carley and Dr. Noah become closer and closer. But just as things start to fall into place, Carley's secret may end all her dreams of love.
This story had me hooked from the first chapter on. It is the first Amish book that I have ever read that dealt with the Amish practice of shunning. It was fascinating to read about a part of their lives that we rarely hear about. Seeing how shunning affects both sides made me feel sorry for the families that have gone through this situation.
OK, back to the book.....I loved it. The characters were real and I got caught up in wondering how the story would end up. I didn't want to put it down. I hope I get a chance to read another Beth Wiseman book very soon!
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Friday, February 19, 2010
Ok....scratch that. It hasn't actually been a secret because I have been in SERIOUS denial about this. I have not told anyone, not hubby, not mom or dad, not Amy. No one. Why? Because if I SAID the words, it would make it too real. If I don't say them, then I can live in my happy little world of denial.
Now your wondering what this is about and could it really be THAT big of a deal?!? Honestly, yes. At least for me. It is scary for me.
I am losing my sense of taste. It started gradually, awhile ago. I originally thought I had burned my tongue and didn't remember doing it. But after weeks turned into months I realized that this wasn't a temporary thing. And it is getting worse.
So I am telling you, then my doc at my next appointment. Maybe there is something that can be done. Maybe it is a side effect from one of the meds I take. Or maybe it is just the Sjogrens progressing.
No matter what it is, I don't like it.
Another confession for today.....eating chocolate burns my mouth. Crazy, right??
Does anyone know where I can trade in this beaten-up, sick body for a new healthy one?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Some people feel I don't work with him enough.....my reply is that you can NOT MAKE a 4 year old learn something that they have no interest in. I do work with him....but I don't push him. I spend a lot of time with him and I try to teach him things. When he wants to....he picks it up. But only if HE WANTS TO. I cant make him. I don't believe anyone could.
I have been talking to a friend of mine who is a Kindergarten teacher in another district. Everything she has been telling me makes me lean more towards waiting a year to start R in school. She said that children should start when they are ready, not when the calendar says they are 5 and old enough to go.
So I am asking for your input.....have you dealt with this issue? Did you wait or send your child when they were 5? Are you still happy with your choice?
Monday, February 15, 2010
Product/Book Name: In the Land of Odds, DVD
Auto-B-Good is a five time Emmy Award winning series that can be seen on public television and all around the world. The series is based on the adventures of 9 vehicles, each with their own unique personality, who live in the City of Auto. Each episode is centered around a different Character Development Trait, such as honesty, respect, caring, fairness and many more.
There are currently six DVD’s available (Seasons one and two). Each DVD has four episodes on it.
Put out by: Rising Star Studios
Addtional Links for Auto-B-Good include the following:
My boys and I couldn't wait to watch this video. The DVD case shows the cutest Cars....Cars that talk and act like people. You know, just like the other Car movie. Whether or not these cars LOOK like those cars, they do have a HUGE difference. These cars teach wonderful lessons to children. The episodes are short and to the point. Which is great for little ones with short attention spans. There were 5 episodes on this DVD and each one was based on showing different important character traits: Dependability, Responsibility, Goodwill, Consideration and Obedience. I really enjoyed the stories and I am always glad to have wholesome movies for my kids to watch.
Out of the 5 stories I enjoyed the Land of Odds episode the best, it was the episode about Dependability. This is the one where one of the cars is transported to the Land of Odds and learns that dependability is not a boring thing. J's favorite was No Rules allowed, which was about Obedience. R said his favorite was also The Land of Odds.
I'm sure that we will be getting more of these Auto-B-Good DVD's in the future. They are great for families like mine!
Thank you to Rising Star Studios and MamaBuzz for sending me this DVD to review.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Now that your wondering I will show you.....THIS is why he is SO HAPPY! and why I need to be saved.....
Oh yes! It's a Man thing. I have to admit that I never even watched this show but my Hubby LOVES the A-Team. So he is a very, very Happy Man.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentines Day weekend. We don't have any special plans.....tomorrow will be just like every other Sunday. Church and then lunch at the farm with my mother in law. Most Valentines days are just like that.....nothing different than every other day. Hubby was born without the romantic part of his brain, lol BUT there was one Valentines day that he made up for any and all past and future Valentines days. Seriously.
I wasn't expecting anything, since I know that Hubby (boyfriend at the time) didn't "do" Valentines day. He surprised me with Roses in the morning. I was Shocked and Thrilled. Getting Roses on V-day was HUGE! I floated all day, so happy and thankful for those roses. That night we were watching TV and he left the room for a minute. When he came back he had an engagement ring. WHAT?!?! I was in complete shock. Mostly because it was still V-day and I would NEVER expect him to ask me on V-day. Of course I said yes and the rest is history. Very happy history.
Happy Valentines Day Hubby....I LOVE YOU!!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In this story, Joshua and Gretta have been courting for years. It is expected by both families that they will be engaged and married very soon. Unfortunately Joshua and Gretta are both having second thoughts. When Englishers move in next door to Joshua’s family, the tension that was starting to build between the couple becomes a reason to part ways. The story follows along as Joshua and Gretta both try to find their path in life, and to figure out who they want to spend their lives with.
Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Shelley Shepard Gray for sending me this book for review.
If you are interested in more information about the author or the book please click the links.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
If you are reading this and wondering what would make me SWOON on Valentines day.....let me just tell you that I don't need chocolate......I don't need flowers......oh no! this Valentines day the ONLY thing I want is ...........
Someone to mop my floors.
What do you want this Valentines Day???
Friday, February 5, 2010
I am Second
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I love to Bake. LOVE IT! Baking to me is like therapy, love and a hobby all rolled into one (get it?!? rolled....ha ha ha)
I bake when I am upset, happy, sad, hungry, bored, and just about every other emotion under the sun. When I think of doing things for other people the first thing that pops in my head is "what should I bake for them?"
Seriously, at this moment I have a triple layer oatmeal and chocolate bar cookie baking. I can handle stuff like that. I LOVE stuff like that.
Now that I have told you HOW much I love to bake I will tell you my dirty little secret.....
I am intimidated by yeast.
Yeah, I know. What kind of baker am I?
I don't make bread, unless it is in a bread machine. I don't make rolls, cinnamon buns, nothing like that. But I WANT to.
I just haven't gotten over my "fear" of yeast.
I really want to overcome this....I want to make nice, soft fluffy dinner rolls.......yummy cinnamon buns, etc. So I am asking.....please tell me any easy, starter recipes you might have....foolproof ones so I don't lose my nerve.
Monday, February 1, 2010
So I am sorry. And if anyone has any ideas how to block myself off of blogger on bad days I would love to know. It's not like I can hand the keys over to hubby.....the laptop has no keys.
As you can tell today is a better day. The pain is tolerable. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers! I love you guys!!!!
- Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys
- Im a Christian Stay at home mom...that means I am a professional multi-tasker and I give all the credit to Jesus. I am married to my best friend and have 3 wonderful sons. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.