Tuesday, May 18, 2010


#18 for 2010

Hosted by Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window ... another beautiful day.

I am hearing ... kids' praise songs playing on JW's cd player and the kids talking up front ... I think they are lamenting their copy work ... it is not their favorite part of the school day!

I am wearing ... my pj's.

I am going ... to take JW to his last speech class of the year and LB to her next-to-the-last dance class of the year ... things are really winding down around here!  LB is getting her hair cut today ... she never wants to get any length cut off, but I think it is too long, so we'll see how this goes.

I am noticing that ... we have a couple of overdue library books around the house that I need to gather and take back today.

I am thinking ... about the piece I just saw on the Today Show about the two families who are bound together by the mistaken identities of their daughters ... it is amazing to see what God can do through that pain and loss for one family and joy for the other.  The testimony of the family whose daughter died nearly brought Matt Lauer to tears as they shared their story.  Amazing.

I am hoping ... to get to go to our last Mom's Night Out meeting of the year tonight.

I am reading ... The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo with the kids and Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity by Charles Swindoll.

I am creating ... nothing, right now.  I really want to make LB a sundress and am hoping to start on that next week since the majority of our activities will be over.

I am remembering ... that today is Ronnie's birthday!

On my mind ... my sister-in-law ... who is still pregnant!  We are all hoping that baby makes an appearance soon!

I am praying for ... the two men from our church who will be leaving a week from today to go to Alaska on a mission trip.

Counting my blessings ... celebrating my hubby, who turns 43 today!  Ronnie is the most even-tempered person I have ever known, which is a good balance to my hot-headed nature.  He works hard at a job he doesn't always enjoy and where he is rarely rewarded just because it is the right thing to do.  He doesn't mind helping me at home and can knock out a sink full of dishes in no time.  He has always been the bath-giver for the kids and they love it ... they'll tell you anytime that Daddy is more fun than Mama! (It is kind of sad that that era in our lives is almost over ... we only have one child that still needs to be bathed and he is fast approaching when he'll be able to do it on his own.)  I am so thankful for the husband God gave me ... Happy Birthday, Ronnie ... I love you!

From the learning rooms ... just continuing with our summer school ... LB is supposed to be setting long-term and short-term goals this week ... it should be interesting to see what she comes up with.

From the kitchen ... Ronnie requested cube steak for supper tonight and I think I'll do roasted potatoes and maybe some peas to go with it.

A few plans for the rest of the week ... LB will be dancing at the local elementary school on Friday morning, JW has baseball games tonight and Friday night and baseball pictures Saturday morning.  I need to spend some time in the garden this week, too.

One of my favorite things ... hymns.

A picture to share with you ... LB with her taco casserole

Thanks for stopping by ...
have a greak week!


Rie said...

Happy Birthday, Ronnie! Thank you for your part in keeping your wife such a joy to be around. It takes a good man to keep a woman happy!

Have a beautiful day!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubbie!

Sounds like another full week, Jennifer...but one that I am sure will be full of good memories, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I have thought about some more of those ??? that I had for my meals...and I've got it all worked out...but not written on my daybook. :)

Have a great week!

Felicity said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! Mine's birthday is tomorrow and he's 44! You must be looking forward to your summer holidays. Have a great week.

Amy said...

Uh-oh. We're in trouble. Forgot it was Ronnie's b-day.....Please forgive us...

Hope you had a good one!!!!

See y'all tonight,

The Skeltons