Thursday, August 20, 2009

I hit enter too soon

So I was typing in the URL bar and I was typing Walden but I accidentally hit enter after typing Wald and this is the website that I got.

Have you every randomly found a website by mistyping?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Praying no one will have to use this

This family turned their tragedy into helping others.

Missing Child Flyer

Share the info with others and pray they will never have to use it.

Praying for a hedge of protection for all our children.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Louism

I love that Lou is a thinker. It makes me smile that she is trying to think in Spanish. She is always asking me how to say something in Spanish. Today she taught me a new word:

My and my tres m'hijitas driving to Subway after a morning of swimming with our friends. Along the way, Lou is complaining that her bathing suit is wet and that she is really hungry. I asked her to stop complaining and to be thankful that we got go swimming and have fun on this hot day and that we are able to get food whenever we want.

Lou asked me again where we were going and I reminded her "Subway".

Lou: "Mommy, what is Spanish for Subway?"

Me: "Ummmm, ummm, I don't know that one. I will have to look it up."

Lou: "I know what it is!"

Me: "You do!"

Lou: "It is Subwaya!" "You just add an "a" (short a) at the end."

I was impressed, surprised, and elated that her little thinking mind was creating a word that made me laugh so much that the tears were rolling down my cheeks. I did not want her to think I was laughing at her because I was not. But to hear her say it with such enthusiasm and confidence was great. I was excited for her even if Spanish for Subway is not Subwaya. Next time you see her, ask her what is the Spanish word for Subway.

It brought joy to my life....a simple word. It made me think about how powerful words can be...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Go hug your child and enjoy every moment

Have a box of tissues near by...

Dying wish granted

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Arroz con Pollo

I made this for dinner tonight and the girls cleaned their plates. It is nice to find a grown dish that the kids will eat.

Arroz con Pollo


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts cut into thick strips
1 medium red onion; chopped
1 medium green pepper; chopped
1 medium red pepper; chopped
1 garlic clove; minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup uncooked rice
1 medium tomato; seeded & chopped
2 cups chicken broth

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken 8 to 10 minutes or until brown on all sides. Remove from pan. Add onion, green pepper, red pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and turmeric. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add rice and tomatoes; stir until rice is lightly browned. Add broth; bring mixture to a boil, place chicken pieces on top of mixture. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. To serve, fluff with fork stirring in chicken pieces.

Each serving provides: 358 calories 35.8 g. protein 4.9 g. fat 40.3 g. carbohydrate 2.1 g. dietary fiber 74 mg. cholesterol 1155 mg. sodium

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Louism

We are all sleeping except for Lou who excited that we have to get up early to go to a friends house.

Lou: "Mommy, you said to make sure you are awake."
Me: "Thank you." Look at the clock, put my head back down.

Tap, tap, tap, on my back. I sit up. Lou climbs in the bed and puts her nose to mine.

Lou: (looking in my sleepy crossed eyes) "Mommy, I know what the opposite of fairy is!"

Me: (pulling my nose away from her nose so I can see straight)..."There is no opposite of fa..." before I could even finish saying it.

Lou: "YES, yes there is. The opposite of Fairy is...MERMAID!"

Daddy wakes up..."what did you say, Lou?"

Me: giggling...."I think you are right."

Lou: "Of course I am right!" "I am smart!"

So there you have it...a Louism: "The opposite of Fairy is Mermaid."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Responsibility Charts

I think I really need one of these for myself. We got two of them so Lou and Rae could help design their own responsibilities. I like the ease of more forgetting to print off the sheet or buy more stickers, the girls like to put on their own magnets, and there are different responsibilities like brush your teeth, share, and keep your hands to yourself besides chores like make your bed, fed your pet, and take your dish to the sink.

We have given a monetary value to the magnets so the girls are learning that the more they accomplish the more they will earn. If they start to argue instead of share, we take magnets off the chart...ooooohhhhh the tears of despair I have heard. We are going to get these banks recommended by another friend. Lou has a heart for tithing already as she likes to put coins in her tithing can.

I am hoping to teach my girls to be positive about doing chores and being responsible for themselves. But most of all I want them to have love for the Lord and want to be obedient.