Wednesday, February 22, 2012

All Moms sew right?

February is our month for birthdays. It makes February fly by. I will share some of my ideas for their two parties in another post. We did a super hero training theme for my son who turned 5. For my daughter who turned 9 we did a sleepover.

In addition to celebrating birthdays we are in the midst of the flu! Although we all got flu shots, my 5 year old managed to get it. Poor thing, he had a 103 degree fever for three days. I think we are on the other side of this and he will probably be right as rain by Sunday.

As if two birthdays, the Flu, valentine's day were not enough my daughter had a sock hop at her school. I found out that many of the 3rd grade students rent '50s costumes. This stunned me! I can't imagine shelling out that kind of money for a 3rd grade dance that was held at school, during the day on a 1/2 day of school. Really?!?!?
Being able to sew has its advantages, I purchased some pink felt at 50% off and for $3.92 she had a poodle skirt!
Being able to sew has its disadvantages. I asked my daughter if all the girls wore skirts. She replied no. Then we had the below conversation:

Daughter: "Mom I don't know why their mom couldn't just sew one for them. I mean it isn't that hard, you do it all the time"
Me: "Well not every mom knows how to sew or has the time. It also isn't as easy as it looks"
Daughter: "I thought all Moms knew how to sew"
Me: "No they don't"
Daughter: "Well that is just silly"

I am wondering if she thinks there is some sort of Mom camp that we all attend. Funny how myopic your child's world can get. My Mom still sews and my Sister does too, so I think this just reinforced her thinking that all Moms sew.

Happy Bogging everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The 4 rules

I heard these four rules for the first time this Sunday. You probably all heard them already but I really thought they were spot on and worth repeating!

Actually I think I need these stuck to my bathroom mirror!

Rule #1 God is God
Rule #2 I am NOT God
Rule #3 Admit you often get rule #2 and rule #1 mixed up
Rule #4 See rule #1

Hoping this brings you a sense of grace as much it did me!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday refer a friend give away!

I really love making cards, they are fun to put together, and inexpensive and I can easily give them out. If I was Oprah rich I think I would be constantly buying gifts for everyone, I so enjoy giving them. I also enjoy getting mail! In my old home I could tell when the mailman's car was in our small street by the sound of his engine. This new home, the mailman comes it seems at a different time each day and I can never hear him.

So in the spirit of giving and receiving, I want to give away the set of cards below. They are made using the Fox and Friends stamp set from Stampin up. You and a friend will receive one of each for a total of 5 cards each, I will even throw in the envelopes! The winner will be selected next Wednesday by Noon.

To enter:

  • Get a friend to follow my blog
  • Leave a comment on who your friend is
  • Have your friend leave a comment
  • A winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday noon central time.
  • Happy Blogging!

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Want Ad

    Want Ad
    Happily married female seeking unconditional love, and forgiveness. I also require someone to listen to me even when I complain and am at my worst. Someone to provide a set of rules for me to live by and grants me salvation if I believe in them. It would help if you could provide a reference for all promises you have kept as well as a way to cover all my sins. Additionally I require a sense of joy and grace that will come by following you. A bonus would be eternal life.

    I thought about this when I went to a new church thisSunday. Unfortunately I thought of this because the sermon was disjointed and couldn’t hold my attention. But I did get to thinking if I was to put a want ad together that would seek to satisfy all the “holes” I feel when I am restless this is how it would go. Funny once I finished it I saw so clearly the voice of the Holy Spirit saying yes there is only ONE that can provide all that!

    Although I am late in posting this I thought it might give a reminder what following Him can bring. I don’t feel all the items in the want ad all the time. Often I hear the voice of God screaming YES!!!! This dear Vickie is what I have been trying to tell you! Lately I have felt there is something that I need to look very seriously at as I truly believe He is calling me to do something. When/if I can articulate thisI will. For now I am just thankful that I can come to Him often and He NEVER fails to listen. Often he responds very promptly and clearly, Hallelujah!!