The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Dear Reiley:

Don't worry, Reiley. Papi and Uncle "Dando" are teasing you. They haven't really eaten all the Superman popsicles. They just emptied the box for this picture. There are still lots of popsicles in the freezer, waiting for your next visit.
P.S. If they all get eaten, I'll buy you another box!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

A Bouncing Baby Boy?

If Karina has another boy...
We're gonna need another trampoline!
She's due in February.HOORAY!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Saturday With The Boys

It all started with waffles for breakfast.
Reiley decided he didn't need a fork if Luke didn't...While Luke napped, Reiley played.He had the most fun with Zelda, the dog next door.
They worked on the computer......and after lunch, more playtime.Then, naps all around.

Saturday With The Boys, Part 2

Later, Josiah came over to play.
They got down to business.
Moved some sand around...
Played football....
(The game got a bit wild.)
Enjoyed a concert....
Went bowling...
Got fed up.
Got cleaned up.
Read some books.
Played some more...
...and said good night to Zelda.Good night, Boys.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Luke's, Too

In the interest of "equal time", I thought I should post a better picture of Luke's quilt (my July project). Here he is, hanging out with his daddy and Reiley.

"One Man Band" of the puzzle pieces.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Josiah's Quilt

Well, I finished Josiah's quilt earlier this week, and now I'm waiting for him to come over and get it.

Hey JoJo! May Papi use your quilt until you come for it?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Self-portrait? Ha!

Well, CarlyJo
here it is. But it's not even close.

OK.... NOBODY ELSE TAG ME! It's too much like work.


I should have done this a few weeks ago when I was first tagged by someone. Well, Jim tagged me again, so I thought I should oblige. Here's my rendition:

I'm thinking about:
The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath.

I said: What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

I want to: O fear the LORD, you His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no want.

I wish: Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

I hear: Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

I wonder: No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

I regret: For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

I am: Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

I dance: A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.

I sing: Sing to the LORD, all the earth;
Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

I cry: The righteous cry, and the LORD hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles.

I'm not always: So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

I make with my hands: and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

I write: Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.

I confuse: Turn your eyes away from me,
For they have confused me;
Your hair is like a flock of goats
That have descended from Gilead.

I need: But I am afflicted and needy;
Hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O LORD, do not delay.

I am thankful for: Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

That reminds me of the old joke: I am a joke to my friends,The one who called on God and He answered him;The just and blameless man is a joke.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


We hadn't been together since just after Christmas, and our last official "SisterDay" was in July 2005. So we were overdue for this one at MaryM's house yesterday.It was a good opportunity to see where MaryM will be starting her second year of teaching high schoolers with special needs.It happened again.
When we go somewhere together and are introduced as sisters,
almost always someone,
almost always a male,
asks, "Who's the oldest?".
We invariably answer in unison, "Guess!"
Almost always, they're wrong.
Again, he was wrong.
But, one of us told him he was right.
We brunched and lunched...
...and walked and talked...
...and cooled our heels.
From now on, we're claiming to be triplets.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Quotes to Ponder

The harder you try, the dumber you look.


No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood.


The only consistent feature in all of your dissatisfying relationships is you.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Pray Without Ceasing

Sunday morning: Mr. M had missed the collection, so his envelope ended up in PR's safekeeping after morning worship.

Monday morning: PR, calling me on the phone from the church office, "Is there an offering envelope on my desk there at home? I forgot to bring it to put in the safe this morning." It was missing.

Monday afternoon: PR, again on the phone, "Have you spotted that envelope anywhere? I can't imagine where it could be."
"We could have him call his bank and stop payment on the check."

"It was cash."

Monday evening: PR, opening the windows at church, letting in some fresh air as the kids start arriving for Vacation Bible School. Enter Mrs. P: "I came looking for one of those forms to submit a prayer request for the bulletin." PR told her that she didn't really need the special form and to simply put it in writing, and he'd make sure it got into the bulletin. As he finished opening the windows, she handed him a slip of paper with her written prayer request. He turned it over, and, you guessed it, her note was on the back of Mr. M's offering envelope.
"Where did you find this envelope?"
"In that pew rack," she answered, pointing to the second row from the back.

God does work in mysterious ways.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Decisions, decisions

Great-Gramma Mimi came for a visit, and enjoyed seeing Josiah trying out the rocking chair that belonged to her daddy when he was Josiah's age.

My Momma-Mimi is a veteran quilter; she's made one for each of her seventeen grandchildren, and has several others she's working on right now. I was so glad for her input as I've started Josiah's quilt. While I might be content to "just get it put together", she has an eye for detail and encourages careful work.

Do you know how many different combinations you can make with 20 quilt blocks?
(This is a rhetorical question.)I'll post a picture when I've made up my mind, and finished the project. Thanks, Mimi.