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Can I have some more chocolate?

 

When my son was in first or second grade, we used to stop at a coffee shop near his school for breakfast.  He would often get a chocolate croissant.

One morning while he was eating, he shared that he wished that the layer of chocolate went all the way to the edges.  He didn’t like the part that was just bread.  Luckily I did and he would give me the crusts and I’d happily eat them, scavenger that I am.

I suggested to my son that he could tell the coffee shop folks about his comment.  He told them and do you know that they started making them with more chocolate?

The moral of the story?  Speak up!  And, more chocolate is always better!

 

Heart Hat

elsa hat feb 2013 cropped (3) elsa hat feb 2013 hat

I made heart hats for my nieces.  This idea was inspired by these adorable heart socks from Erica at Caught on a Whim.  Check out her fantastic blog at Caught on a Whim.  She’s got so many great things there.

Source: caughtonawhim.blogspot.com via Karyl on Pinterest

I set out to make the socks but couldn’t find any good socks!  So I made hats instead.  I bought simple hats, 1 piece of red felt.  I already had embroidery thread.  I had only planned to sew the hearts on but once I was done, decided to add initials.  They were very easy and fun!  Thanks for the inspiration Erica.  :)

Cute Valentine’s Craft Idea

 

Check out this cute idea from Erica at Caught on a Whim.  Love it!

 

God didn’t make little green apples

 

My Dad used to sing this song to me.  It still makes me smile.

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And I wake up in the mornin’
With my hair down in my eyes and she says “Hi”
And I stumble to the breakfast table
While the kids are goin’ off to school…goodbye
And she reaches out ‘n’ takes my hand
And squeezes it ‘n’ says “How ya feelin’, hon?”
And I look across at smilin’ lips
That warm my heart and see my mornin’ sun

And if that’s not lovin’ me
Then all I’ve got to say
God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
And there’s no such thing as Doctor Seuss
Or Disneyland, and Mother Goose, no nursery rhyme
God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
And when my self is feelin’ low
I think about her face aglow and ease my mind

Sometimes I call her up at home knowin’ she’s busy
And ask her if she could get away and meet me
And maybe we could grab a bite to eat
And she drops what she’s doin’ and she hurries down to meet me
And I’m always late
But she sits waitin’ patiently and smiles when she first sees me
’cause she’s made that way

And if that ain’t lovin’ me
Then all I’ve got to say
God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes
And there’s no such thing as make-believe
Puppy dogs, autumn leaves ‘n’ BB guns

The beauty of young families

Source: digital-photography-school.com via Michelle on Pinterest 

Last weekend I saw about 3 sets of beautiful young families.  When I say young families I mean parents who are in their 20s with little ones in strollers.  There is something so sweet about them.  The parents are so young themselves and they seem happy and energetic.  They seem undaunted by the great undertaking of raising a family.  They have not yet gone through the stormy teenage years and beyond.  I know that I am romanticizing here.  That’s ok.  I know these two young parents are tired and scared.  But what I saw last weekend was a glimpse of joy and fun and being untethered.

Happy Birthday Sissy!

 

Happy birthday to my dear little sister Kristen Rose! Thank you for giving me someone to love.  I have relished watching you grow into a woman, a wife, and a mother.  You are kind and loving and I will always have a sweet spot in my heart for you.  Much love and loads of marzipan from your sister. xo