Sunday, April 26, 2009

The family is a haven in a heartless world.

Today was one of those days that I was making myself dizzy going around in cirlces. Sipping a hot cup of coffee with pen and pad next to me, I decided to make a "to do" list! Dig out Spring and Summer clothing, wash windows, vacuum and mop, clean daycare, scrub bathrooms, tackle the mounds of laundry piled up in every corner, begin homework assignments ... the list was endless.

The house was quiet and I could hear the clock ticking in the
background. I thought about my friend that had lost his life just eight days. I was once again reminded how precious each and every second of my life is - I needed to stop worrying about what everyone thought if they came into my home and it was not spotless - we had clean clothes, clean dishes and food in the house. I tore the paper from the pad, crumpled it up and tossed it in the garbage. When I heard the giggles coming from upstairs and the footsteps of the kids waking up ... I knew my priorities were right where they needed to be. I grabbed my coffee and raced to the living room and plopped on the piles of "blankets" - the burst of laughter that filled the room filled my heart!

I made these Easy Post It holders with the kids. We sat around the table sharing M&M's, laughter and a memory I will carry in my heart!

~ The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson
I had a request for Chocolate Bar slider cards with a "You Rock" theme. Here are a couple of ideas I came up with. Comments??

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Marie said...

I had to go before leaving a comment the last time I looked at these...they are so cute and I am sure the kids had a blast. Good luck to Sayde on her permit test tomorrow! Keep on posting! Hugs.

Marie said...

BTW - the You Rock holders are cool!

Sarah said...

Your PI holders are awesome. And the sliders are really great!