Friday, March 26, 2010
Just yesterday we found one of those poor lost library books. Thoughts of dread started filling my mind. I kept pushing them out. I know that it really is silly to dread the library and the librarians. So, after taking Miss Bear to her afternoon Kindergarten class, Miss Monkey, Little Man and I went to the library. I went right up to the desk and handed the book to the librarian who was smiling at me. I told her the book had been missing and that I needed to pay the fine. She said "OK" and kept smiling! And I'm pretty sure my face did not turn red. In less than a minute my fine was all gone and I was free of guilt. I was excited to be in the library again! The kids and I chose some new books and a couple of movies. I talked to another librarian and asked if she could recommend any good books about the states for young children. She couldn't think of anything but left a note for the reference librarian who would be in later. Librarians are so neat!
We checked out our books and dvd's, went home, and sat down to read. It was great! And this time I'm sure we won't lose any books. I hope.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I've had a few questions as to what kind of postcard should be sent and what should we put on the back. Good questions. The postcards should be state themed, meaning they should have something to do with the state you live in. We have received 4 postcards so far (so exciting!) and they are each great examples.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The 5 of us at our family camping trip last summer.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Mr. Wonderful and I love to laugh together. We all know that laughter is a very healthy thing, right? It is relaxing, it improves blood flow, releases endorphins, and even boosts our immune systems. As long as we are laughing together, laughter has some pretty wonderful effects on our marraige. We feel closer, we forgive easier, we enjoy each other more, and don't stress so much. Like I said, Mr. Wonderful and I love to laugh together. We laugh at funny things the kids do or say. We laugh at the corny jokes we tell each other but would be too embarrassed to say in front of anyone else. We love to laugh at Don Knotts. And Bob Hope. We love to laugh! And life is good.
These pictures really have nothing to do with marraige, but they are my favorite laughter pictures, so I'm going to share them anyway. For more Wordfull Wednesday entries visit Chocolate on my Cranium.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
To join: Check the lists below to see if there is an opening for your state, then send me an email me at adventuresandpursuits (at) gmail (dot) com.
Friday, March 5, 2010
To the GAPS families: If you do not see your blog listed here and would like it to be, just send me an email, adventuresandpursuits (at) gmail (dot) com.
The Geeky Gimper - Alabama
In the Potters Hands - Arizona
Havin' Fun Yet? - Arkansas
Let's Explore - California
Livin' in a Boys World - Colorado
Mel's Box of Chocolates - Delaware
One Happy Mama - Florida
An Island Life - Hawaii
Adventures and Pursuits - Idaho
iCreate - Illinois
Houseful of Maidens - Iowa
KC Jayhawk - Kansas
Table Scraps - Michigan
Blah, Blah, Blah - Missouri
Barefoot by the Sea - New Hampshire
River Girl - New Jersey
Olivia Jean: Keepin' it Green - New Mexico
Knitology - New York
Thurman Family on Flickr - Ohio
Unforgettable Childhood - South Dakota
Kids Stuff World - Texas
Me and the Boys - Utah
Bird and Little Bird - Vermont
Clothesline Chronicles - Virginia
The Weaver Fam - Washington
The Cute Little Bainbridge Family - Wisconsin
The Mobsquad - Wyoming
Serendipity Mama - Arizona
Itty Bitty Wittes - Colorado
An Organized Mess - Hawaii
The Crafty Monkey - Louisiana
Something To Do - Maine
The Berni Family - Minnesota
The Leggett Family - Mississippi
A Lifetime of Days - Missouri
Our Adventures - Nebraska
Trying Traditional - Ohio
Imagine Creative Name Here - Pennsylvania
Dancing in the Rain - Rhode Island
The Merediths - Tennessee
Blue Yonder Ranch - Texas
Two Girls and a Boy - Arizona
Kiwi Adventures - Colorado
MonkeyBoy Adventures - Connecticut
RS Island Crafts - Florida
A Few Good Things - Idaho
Give It a Go - Illinois
Deco Dollop - Maine
Camie and Matt - Minnesota
Me and My Double B's - Mississippi
My Many Coloured Days - Montana
The Happenings - Nevada
Kimmarie's Korner - New Jersey
Home of the Budds - Oregon
The Fantastic Five - Tennessee
Pluto and Back - Texas
Sunshine Daydream - Virginia
Refined Metals Academy - Wisconsin
Mrs. Marine and the Tiny Troops - Hawaii
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I really wanted to ask this question because I wonder sometimes if there is anyone else who does not have a cell phone. Anyone? I am completely curious!
Please leave a comment with your own answer to this question.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I'm planning to make one block for every house I have lived in. These two blocks were actually made with the same house in mind. The first real house Mr. Wonderful and I lived in after we got married. Before this house we had lived in apartments.
But that house is no longer there. The city we lived in made plans to re-align and expand the street next to it and even put in a greenway running along the new street. Our house was in the way. I was pretty sad when I first heard about it. But it turned out to be a great thing. It came at just the right time for us. And we got a great deal!
I'm trying to decide now which house to sew next. Each house has it's own special stories and memories. I'm really looking forward to this quilt!