Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I love my oldest daughter.  She is smart and witty.  She is fun to hang out with.  She is not, however, a neat freak.  Not. Even. Close.  On any given day you can walk into her room and it will look like this.  That basket of clothes on the floor?  Um, not dirty.  They are clean.  And they were (past tense) folded when I handed the basket off to her.  Sigh.  I could get mad.  I have in the past.  Yelling might have occurred.  But yesterday, she was at school and  I just didn't have it in me to get angry.  Sure, my pulse was raised and my blood pressure probably was too, but I walked away. 

As I was picking up the family room, I spotted something Meghan got in her Easter basket.  It's called Crayola Color Explosion.  I thought I would try it out and it's pretty fun.  The markers are clear, but when you draw with them, they expose the patterned paper underneath.   Before I knew it, I was breathing normally and in a much calmer state of mind.  I took my pretty drawing back up to Meg's room so she'd have something nice to look at when she got home from school.

Hey, it beats drinking at 10 in the morning.  And though I have not confirmed, sources say the basket of clothes were put away yesterday afternoon.  Little victories.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

Scenes from Easter 2010:
The traditional Easter egg dying above.  The not so traditional mini-marshmellow Easter sheep below.
I got this idea from my latest issue of Southern Living magazine.  I can't find an online picture, but trust me when I tell you ours are the amateur version.  We amused ourselves so much making these that we topped our homemade carrot cake (thanks dad!) with one:

The bunny brought way too much candy and other assorted goodies on Easter morning.

The pool was 73 degrees on Sunday.  Anna was the only one crazy enough to swim before we had an early Easter dinner.
Here are the girls dressed up for our late afternoon church service.  Below, are the goofy shots.
and a couple more nice ones:

The girls had Easter Monday off and my parents stayed to visit one more day.  Today, I am back to an empty house.  Dangerous being in an empty house with three Easter baskets filled with candy......just sayin.