Saturday, February 28, 2009

making mama proud...

It's been an intense week of basketball.
We are a homeschool team
that plays in a small christian school league.
It was tourney week and
we were playing
in the championship game...

Mine is #5!
She is a 6th grader that plays beyond her years...
loves the game!

The cheering squad-
there to watch their sister and Auntie.
She played well
2 buckets, 4 foul shots and 3 3- pointers!

Dad and sister are coaches-
it's a family affaire.

The final score to the game
We were the guest.
Not an easy loss as the 8-time defending champions...

But done with dignity, graciousness,
congratulations to the other team.

This says it all...
... a 3-pointer buzzer beater.

Play hard to the end
do it with a smile!

I was proud!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Shabby House...

This is my new space
after moving inside from the tents.

It is the back porch of the house;
*very cool*
with lots of windows and wood siding;
great for hanging up things.
I'm lovin' it!

Here's a peek at what it looks like.
Click here to see more.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

my paint booth...

Last year I showed you this:
where we did our *winter painting*

We've been racking our brains for weeks trying to come up with a feasible place to paint during the winter. We have outbuildings but they are not the best for heating. The other day I looked outside towards our (unused) chicken coop and thought "THAT'S IT!"
We had turned part of it into a playhouse for the girls years ago. They weren't using it anymore and I was just using it to store my finished projects. It has a cement floor .
We made a trip to Home Depot for a space heater. After 30 minutes of moving stuff out and covering the walls with plastic to protect the wallpaper
~ VOILA! I have a paint booth!~
my favorite painter...

Let the work begin...

I've just started using it again this year.
Here's a current project:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love is...

And these three remain:
faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
Roses from my sweetheart.
All of these things are my husband.
He loves with all he has.
Love husband.

Friday, February 13, 2009

love is...

(Love) always protects,
always trusts,
always hopes,
always perseveres.

Love never fails.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

love is...

Love is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love is...

It does not envy,
It does not boast,
It is not proud.

These are some of my vintage sweetheart postcards.
"I wish I was the dog."

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thanks, Girls!

Your support, understanding and prayers
mean the world
to me.

Today is a new day
and the sun is shining!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I've been a little under the weather, lately.

Tiredness, lack of ambition, tears, aches and pains,
roller coaster of emotions...
I like to say
it's a sign of the *age*

of you will completely understand;
Some of you will have no clue.

I was totally unprepared for the difficulty
of hormonal upheaval,
the empty house,
this time of change.

Some of you will say
"this too shall pass"
and life will be good again.
But for now,
I am camping here:

Tomorrow is a new day.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Bathroom Vignette

No words today

These words say it all

This picture was hand-picked
for me
from by dear friend, Gayle.