Saturday, February 28, 2009

hello .................. are you listening????

I absolutely love these "Dear God .... " sayings. I found these in a coloring book. Thought I'd share this one ... b/c I think many of us are having heart-to-hearts with God. m
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whether YOU personally hand craft a card or buy one at the store ... my card CHALLENGE to all of YOU .. is to mail (YES! snail mail!!) a card to one person weekly. A "thinking of you", a "wish you were here", a "friendship", a "funny" CARD ... send one a week! for an entire month. This is NOT asking a lot .. just a kind gesture ... to anyone!! go for it ... let me know what you did and how it went.
happy saturday, m

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

B U B B L E S ...

quick (and true) story. I love bubbles!! really!!! they are cheap (Dollar Store has the best quality) and relaxing (who doesn't love to blow bubbles) and you can get creative with this activity. And when life hands you troubles, BLOW BUBBLES. So, here's my story ... I substitute at all grade levels .... even the high schoolers love blowing bubbles. I give it to them as a quiet activity. Some of the teachers don't like the students to talk, so as an outlet to allow them movement and activity WITHOUT talking .. I set up a station out of the way with the bubbles and paper towels for quick clean up. You know it's kinda fun, and honestly it blesses my heart to see these students. And FYI, the males enjoy this activity more than the females (fascinating to me .. shocked my socks off!) have a great day, m

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras ...... Fat Tuesday!!!!

okay, I understand that NOT everyone gets this ... but I cannot understand why most would NOT want to 'embrace' this. Happy Fat Tuesday. However, I was deeply saddened to hear that a sniper shot into the Mardi Gras parade. (what is my world coming to?) and in this part of the US of A not much is mentioned about Mardi Gras. If you look back into the traditions of it ... it's heart warming ... and I miss it!! tremendously. Today is Tuesday .... and tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. So all of you out there in no man's land ~~~~ enjoy the King's cake, celebrations and enjoy today and into the evening. Much love, m

Monday, February 23, 2009

end O' February .. where did it go???

I can't believe it's the end O' February. Wow ~ and I still have a looooong list of ToDo's .... have a great week. m

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Funny Valentine!!

Here I am with my forever Valentine .... aka MOSV ~ and these are my valentine photos!!! sorry, I'm a bit late!! in posting them. NOTE: all photos taken by us for us! still playing with my little camera!
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Friday, February 20, 2009

F R I D A Y !!!

who else besides myself is happy happy happy it's Friday? Battling this cold and getting things done and being at the middle school for 2 days .... it's FRIDAY! yea!! no biggy plans .. just hangin' with my beloved. So .... happy Friday to all of you too. xoxox, m psst... I got Valentine photos to share.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I totally forgot what being a freshman in high school was like. And this is where I have spent all day today. Fascinating ... preplexing too! Had the technology class today and it went well. I enjoy HS ... and I know that Tr & Fri I am in Middle School which is a whole other story. have a great day. m

Monday, February 16, 2009

GREEN is NOW in ..... Happy St. Paddy's to ya!

alrighty then ... I respect and love to celebrate {hearts} day and I totally enjoy it. NOW, it's over and on to GREEN. I love GREEN .. I even more love celebrating St. Patrick's Day ... to tell the story of ole' St. Pat is even FUN too!! let's go for french fries and some green beer (rootbeer will do too!) and I'll enlighten even wee little YOU. Going to the garage to get my labeled storage box of "ST. PAT's" day decor and have fun placing everything. Love to all my friends that celebrate Valentines .... you get my heart in the right place, Love to all my friends that celebrate 4th of July .... you make me feel so patriotic .... Love to all my friends that celebrate Halloween .... did I get some great recipes from you ...... LOVE TO ALL OF YOU. And photos to follow with all my G R E E N things. gotta love depression glass!!! xoxox, m

Saturday, February 14, 2009

bless someone today!! happy valentines

some of you called and said the card was NOT showing up .... here it is ... I hope it shows up now. FYI, JOY comes from giving on His behalf. I John 4:16 tell us that " .... God is love ...." Happy Saturday, m
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Friday, February 13, 2009

substitute teaching

"remember the Alamo!" .... and Gov't .... all in a days work! I truly enjoy substituting! and it's friday. have a great weekend ... and enjoy ... and rest some too. xoxox, m

Thursday, February 12, 2009

V A L E N T I N E S .... a day early!


Happy Valentines to you all. I know I'm a day early, however, I'm in school tomorrow and I wanted to send my wishes. I have loved this Valentine for years, literally years!!! I think I first saw it in 1994 and it was LOVE at first sight. Doug would tell you that Valentines Day is hallmarky and I would vehemently DISAGREE. Both the boys were baptized over the Valentines weekend in 1996 and 1999 ~ so from this mommas hearts as she ponders .... I love Valentines weekend. Blessed Valentines my friends. love, m

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Got JOY????

  Not much, some bubbles and a toy ..... and tons of smiling and JOY!!! ~~~ I had to share!!
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card makers ....... toooooooo funny!

I absolute love love love to get snail mail ... and then when it's a card made for ME by someone ... even a dear friend, and a talented local artist (Lori Renn) ... I get excited and am grateful. And I never throw my hand made cards away. Take a look at this tooooooooooooo funny sentiment on the back!!! I love it. You can find Lori and and her stamps can be purchased at And if I were NOT a true blonde, I could insert the links and all that hoopla HERE .. but I can't .... so bear with me. And, if you want to snail me a card .. I will be so ever grateful. happy wednesday! m
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Monday, February 9, 2009

sock puppets

Remember these? We made many pairs of them to bring to Lesotho and give to the children. Oh they loved them! and I think we enjoyed them just as much. We made them sing, talk .... just entertaining. What were some of your childhood toys? Sock puppets ...... toooooo much fun!!!
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blazin' wings ... buffalo hot wings!

Buffalo hot wings opened up in Meridian the week of SuperBowl. It's where this darlin' kidO'mine works and spends almost every waking hour. Let me tell you about the challenge of BLAZIN' WINGS. They give you 12 of the hottest hottest wings ever (hotter than blue blazes!) you may NOT have anything to drink ... they give you tons of napkins! just smelling the wings will make you cry. Well, you have 6 minutes. The best of the best can do it under 4 minutes. This is a nation-wide challenge. So, when you go visit the restuarant, tell Paulie aka Butters (from his DJing 103.3 days) that you say hi ... and take a look at the challenge board! He did this insane challenge in 1 minute and 3 seconds. I kid you NOT!!! he was shaking, turning red, creating turbulence for the intestines!! and I think the score is one of the top 5 in the US of A. Imagine ... grown men competing with such hot chicken wings. Go on ... check it out!! and have a great week.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Galatians 6:9

"Do not let yourselves get tired of doing good. If we do not give up, we will get what is coming to us at the right time." Know this, God's timing is ALWAYS perfect. I've had the joy of reflecting and pondering this life experience daily. I know this ... as much as we loved, cared and did for the S. Africans and they for us ... teamAFRICA loved, cared and ministered to ONE ANOTHER. Who is your one another? I challenge you to care, love and bless them TODAY.

happy weekend, m
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

teamAFRICA ... Feb. 15 Sunday

ATTENTION .... everyone is invited to attend a briefing at Crossroads Community Church, in Nampa ID on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 6PM (until 7pmish) with coffee & dessert afterwards!!! Wanna hear about Lesotho, S. Africa ... about our teams, miracles and so so much more!! everyone is invited!!! hope to see you there!! m

Monday, February 2, 2009

love languages ....

we all got one and a secondary one too! I'm prepping for a class tomorrow. thought I'd share ..... happy February! are you doing anything for Valentines day. Doug would say "valentymes!" have a great week. m

Sunday, February 1, 2009

No. 13 ... KW ... the underdog!

Happy Sunday, Happy February & Happy Super Bowl! I personally like Kurt Warner, he's the older guy .. the good guy (if ya know what I mean!) ... he's the underdog! Super Bowl traditions are fun = food, football and friends! what a day. So enjoy it ... I really hope it's a good game. To be in Tampa! and for those of you that are ... yes! I'm jealous. have a great time. xoxox, m