Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The "P" Word

In our family the "P" word is patience! This is so important especially in a family with young children. We like to affectionately just call it the "P" word. Our girls know it and they like to use it.

Recently I was complaining that our new furniture wasn't going to arrive for a few more days. My daughter said to me, "Mommy you just need to have some of the "P" Word!" Then, I was driving to a bridal shower, we were running late and I wasn't sure what the driver was doing in front of me. Again, I was reminded, "Mom, just have the "P" word!"

Ouch! God seems to use our little ones to refine us and teach us HIS lessons for our life. I think my girls have been learning the "P Lesson"!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Part Three

I have sparked some interest with the "Singapore Bound" comment. So, I hope you enjoy today's blog. First of all, I am not traveling to Singapore, at least anytime soon. However, I do want to share with you, someone who is in Singapore. You see my very, dearest friend packed up her home and moved with her three young children and husband to Singapore. What an opportunity for them - thanks to her husband's job! I can't quite imagine what it must be like to move more than halfway around the world, I know some people who struggle to "move across town".

Anyway, I have been after my friend to start a blog. I have been telling her it would be so much easier for her to communicate with all of her family & friends. So, she has tried it and I must say she is a great writer! I would like all of you to check our her blog here http://www.mysingaporethemesong.blogspot.com

I did look into flying for a little visit and this is what I found. I could purchase and economy / discount round trip flight from our local airport to Singapore for a cost of $866 to $1250. The amazing thing is the time it takes to fly, if I left here at 1:28 PM - Friday afternoon, I would arrive in Singapore on Sunday at 1:45 AM. I will keep you posted in case I happen to book a flight across the sea!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Part Two

Panera Bread › Menu & Nutrition › Bagels & Spreads

Here is the second part of my series! Panera Bread!! I just love their bagels, especially the Asiago go cheese - They are great especially for a sandwich.

The other thing that I love about Panera is the cost. I can pick up my girls for lunch and head to Panera - all three of us get a bagel, split a small cream cheese (my Dutch blood that I married into is coming out)and we have a great lunch!

Also, when purchasing large quantities of bagels, be sure to ask for the freezer bags - makes it so much easier to keep those yummy treats fresh.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Part One

Here is the first part of my three part series on what I want to write about.

I wanted to do a re-cap of our Spring Break trip. First of all I wanted to report that our trip was not spent at one of those warm locations where you can feel the sand under your toes. Hopefully that will be next year - thanks to the government's spending incentive money!!

Our first real location was visiting dear friends of ours in Richmond, Virginia. Well it was a little warmer there compared to Michigan. We just had a lot of fun hanging out, going to the "Bizarre Bizarre" and sending the guys out with the kids for a swim at the local YMCA. Here is a picture of Taylor - he is now 6'2" and still growing. It wasn't that long ago that he was the ring bearer for our wedding. Now look at him! Did I mention I use to change his diapers?

The next stop on our vacation was visiting my sister and her family in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The kids had a great time with their cousins and thanks to my sister they enjoyed an afternoon tea party!

The end of our trip was visiting my parents in Bloomsburg, a small college town in Pennsylvania. My parents have some "additional property" (80 acres on a beautiful mountain setting) that is just breath taking. They have a small cabin there and we just like to go and hang out there, flying kites, roasting marsh mellows, and checking out the hunting stands. The girls are with their Poppie - looking out for deer and other animals.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


It has been a long time since I have posted - sorry to all of you who have been checking on a regular basis! The longer I go without posting, the more I want to write and the more it seems some other things just aren't that important to share.

The three topics that have been on my mind that I will share in a little more detail include: the Spring Break Review, Panera and yummy bagels, and Singapore bound. So stay tuned and I will go into more details later.