Monday, April 29, 2013

I always hold my breath around prom time...

Here is proud brother, holding the winning design.This is the 3rd and 4th child heading to prom. I didn't get to my prom and it is always important to me that the reality of enjoying this celebration, be something that we all enter into. Elyse's was an all girls school, so a date wasn't really an issue. Emily was content to go to hers without a date. Here is Enoch. He is not the partying or dating type at all. It was an amazing providence that Evvy won a ticket to the prom and got to go as her brother's date. I think that this was the best thing for En. Surprise, surprise that she is a great designer. We watched her taking time from homework to enter the contest. She didn't even seem to have to think twice about what the design would be.Here is Evvy holding the winning design of the prom ticket The twins {as we call them} grew up over night. God provided for each detail of the delights that the children enjoyed. We are all grateful that there were no hard providences that happened in conjunction with this memorable occasion.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I am baffled at God's goodness to us!

Precious pictures of the delightful little member of our family. Addie Grace is adorable and baffles me with her sweetness at pointing to her Great Grandma with pride!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, pioneer in the advancement of womanhood!

I am encouraged that womanhood has developed to this point where respect and sympathy have kissed eachother. As I look through the annalls of history as I have been taught it, the time in which we live has afforded some of the greatest freedoms and developments for women and in my opinion Margaret Thatcher personafies many of those realities. I am honored to have lived on the earth at the same season as she did.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This is me, After receiving my invitation to Stoney's birthday party. I do wish I could go.

What a great day it is when you get 2 letters from NY on the same day. I thought Addie-Grace made me smile! My children said, you forgot Stoney, didn't you? I didn't and this picture reminds me. Addie-Grace's Easter Hatbox book made my Easter a tolerable exercise in production, instead of a tormenting traverse through the carreen of sadness. I hit the bottom, as usual, but not with a thud. Thank you Addie-Grace, for softening my grief this year. Addie is my, this year's inspiration.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.