Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today, I made this Robot!!

Joshua and his Robot, originally uploaded by johnandtana.

Today, we went to a Robot workshop and made a Robot!! (Did I mention Joshua's Unlce was co-teaching). At SCRAP school & community reuse action project located in N Portland. I cannot even begin to tell you how cool this place is everything in the store can be purschased for very little money (and they are all about reduce, reuse, recycle) it is amazing!! Ever since we left I have been burning with ideas of future creations.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The simple things......

Sometimes the simple things in life are the most beautiful things!!
(Daddy & Austen)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A piece of perspective

I have been thinking a lot about what this word means. The ability to stand between yesterday and tomorrow and understand how today fits in. To look beyond the moment with a view toward the whole life. Oh, how very much I need just a few more pieces of perspective at times? I'm a slow learner but learning nonetheless to resist the urge of letting a clean house, cluttered space's, dirty dishes, early morning's, insecurities and my to-do list take precedence over those moments of life that I will never be able to steal back. I have many more years of my life to "keep house" but the years I have left to invest in my family and friends will pass just as quickly as they came. So, if at the end of the day I feel as though I have accomplished little I will reflect and then realize I have probably accomplished much!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'm crying!!

Today as we were getting back into the car after Church Austen bonked his head and started crying. John was comforting him but he wasn't having it so Austen says "Hug me" John hugs him. Then he says, "Hold me". So, John picked Austen up and began comforting him. After Austen settles down and appears to be fine John puts him pack in his car seat and he starts crying again and then says, "I crying!" It was the funniest thing ever, maybe you had to be there but seriously!! Joshua immediately starts laughing and then John and I were laughing....it was hilarious!! I don't know what was funnier Austen stating the obvious or Joshua laughing before John and I did. Oh, how we love our boys!!!

Eating nutritionally and living naturally on a budget is my vision for my family