Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Caroline's first ...

Purchase from the Ice Cream Man!! Trust me... the end was all sticky!

Imagination at Play

Sharing some photos of a fun outing with the girls today.

Just this morning we went to a new facility that is called Imagination at Play up in Buford. It was incredible! Caroline and Sophie bounced around from each of the play areas exploring every inch, taking no breaks for even a snack! Stations consisted of Grocery area, paint/coloring, grill station, play sand box, music, costumes/stage, baby toy area, vet office, water/bubbles and trains! It costs $9/child which is a little high, but the girls LOVED it! I am going to plan to take them every few weeks for a treat. While it was non-stop .. even Mom had fun!!! xo

If you have never been - here is a coupon for $2off ! If anyone wants to join me later next month- let me know! Not that we would actually be able to talk or anything....

Friday, March 20, 2009



1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy
5. Make time for prayer
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2008
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day ---- and while you walk, smile


11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do ; keep your limits
14. Don't take yourself so seriously ; no one else does
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


25. Call your family often
26. Each day give something good to others
27. Forgive everyone for everything
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day
30. What other people think of you is none of your business
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right things
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
34. GOD heals everything
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
37. The best is yet to come
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Forward this to everyone you care about.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Room Remodel

I have never enjoyed, nor appreciated having a formal living room. Over the last 6 years I may have sat in ours once. So this weekend I got that wild hair and turned it into a usable space. My girls won the toss .. again! But heck .. someone might as well enjoy the area. I'm happy to have one little corner for my treadmill.

It really started around 3 years ago when I converted the final (never used) dining room into a fuller than life playroom. See photo below.
It now extends the opposite direction right into the formal living. For the last 6 months I have put the cushions back on the couch on average 3x per day, the girls throw them off to jump on the springs and jump off onto the floor. Now, it is home to every stuffed animal the girls own! Gosh how I hope the animals don't get tossed ... shall I hold my breath on that one?! ha
One of the best parts of this is that we can plenty of room to pull out the Jump'n Hoops which blows up to 8'x8'! Party/play date at our house anytime! I know they are spoiled, but hey .. someone has to be!!

One thing you can count on, our next house will not have any "formal" areas!

I've been CRAZY busy and stressed lately - hoping to find time to start blogging again sooN!