Monday, May 21, 2012

Week Recap

Last Wednesday I picked up the kids and excitedly asked "Who wants to go with me to Christopher and Banks?"  There was complete silence until K says "chirp, chirp, chirp."  The kids then informed that was the crickets chirping while laughing hysterically.  I told them they were all brats and I should trade them in for 4 well-behaved kids!  E then informed me that this would be impossible and went on to tell me about many other kids in our circle of influence who I should be glad aren't mine due to ________________.  I told her I was glad she was so humble, but agreed I really didn't want to trade them in!

K decided on Thursday morning to ride in the front seat and was quite proud she beat her siblings to the seat.  Remembering her oneriness the night before, I looked at the Air bag off indicator light and explained to her that we have a VERY smart van that can detect brats and when it realized there is a brat in the seat, it turns on the brat detector light.  I pointed out the light does NOT come on when I am in the seat because I am NOT a brat!  She disagrees with me...  It was pretty hilarious on Friday when we went to give an adult friend a ride home and the light turned on for a long 10 second.  The kids were convinced she was a brat.  :) 

This week E was given some dresses and 2 were not to her taste. I remember those days (sorry, Mom) as a pre-teen and teen when I was pretty picky about what I wanted to wear, so I offered to take the decorations off of the dresses she didn't like and we could look for ribbon, etc. to redecorate the dresses--for instance she does not think that pink and red should EVER go together.   We took the two dresses to Walmart and she picked out new decorations.  I hand sewed decorations to one of the dresses and a ribbon to the waste of the other.  She wants 15 small bows with pearls in the middle sewed to the bodice of the one with the ribbon.  I told her this would be a great learning opportunity for her!  Surprisingly, her part isn't done yet...

We had a great Bible Conference on the book of Philippians.  On Friday night he talked about Approving those things that are excellent.  If you really think about this a lot, it really puts things into perspective and helps with temptations that come your way! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mother Daughter Banquet 2012

Our theme for the Mother Daughter Banquet was "Walk with the Lord."  Several ladies decorated tables.  The girls and I were among them.  Our theme was: Walk with the Lord and shine with the light of life. 

  Our verse was:   
John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

We found this poem and had it on the table as well:

Walk With Me, Lord
In the morning before I start on my journey,
As I greet and prepare to meet you each new day,
Once more you strengthen my soul and encourage me
And bolster my confidence all along the way.
Lord, teach me how to walk by faith and not by sight.
Each time I renew my mind, I prove you once more:
That you withhold no good thing from those who walk upright–
I have seen your faithfulness countless times before,
As you opened doors when there seemed to be no way.
Though transient life brings heights of joy, depths of sorrow,
The love I share today surpasses yesterday
But fades in light of my love for you tomorrow.
Led by the spirit and not by mere emotion,
I begin this day with pure-hearted devotion.

We had fun making our table sparkle with gems.  The table "cloth" is material I'll make into skirts for the girls.  :)  I also have a nicely decorate summer bench in my entry way with the decorations from the table.  Love reusing things!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

High Maintenance

I now manage an optical shop.  Part of my Christmas gift from work--in addition to the 29 extra personnel to manage and two new departments... 

Anyway, I pushed for us to start carrying Coach frames since I see a lot of Coach handbags around work.  I let the head doctor of Ophthalmology know we were getting Coach, so we would be adding to our designer lines since we already had Jimmy Choo and Kate Spade--"whom I had never heard of before starting there, but seems to be popular with the wealthier echelon."  He looked at me rather surprised and said, "You apparently don't have a high maintenance wife."  Apparently my husband doesn't either.  I decided to google Kate Spade and discovered their purses are about $400 each.  Amazing! I think my purse would have to double as a dishwasher for me to pay $400 for it!!!