Thursday, June 30, 2011


All life holds the promise of amazing beauty, like the bud of a flower.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Make Yourself

Plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.

~Veronica A. Shoffstall

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Three Things

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Chase It

Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night.
~Terri Guillemets

Sunday, June 26, 2011


To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.  
~Charles Dudley Warner

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired
of doing the hard work you already did.
~Newt Gingrich

Friday, June 24, 2011


Mankind is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.  
~Turkish Proverb

Thursday, June 23, 2011


We live in a very tense society.
We are pulled apart...
and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together....
I think that at least part of the answer
lies in solitude.
~Helen Hayes~

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Beth!

You can't pick your family like you do your friends.   You're stuck with what you get.  I am probably the luckiest person in the world because I got a sister that I would have picked for myself.  
Bethie, I love you so much!  Thank you for being the kind of sister that I would have chosen.  You are an amazing woman!  I hope your birthday tomorrow is as wonderful as you are!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My own little World

I have my own little world,
but it's okay
- they know me here.
~Author Unknown~

Monday, June 20, 2011

List of things to do today.....

"eat chocolate"
at the top of your list of things to do today.
That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

~Author Unknown~

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

To the Fathers in our lives, we say Thank You! 
We hope your day is as wonderful as you are!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Be good to Yourself

The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this:
Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself.
Nights are long and life is predominantly good.
Wind is refreshing.
Tea is wisdom.
Do the best you can,
and be good to yourself so
that you can above all be good to others.
~Jessi Lane Adams

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Three of the Best People We Know

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. 
~Henry Brooks Adams~

It is our privilege to know these three people.  They are teachers, mentors, inspirations, and friends.  These three amazing human beings have not just taught our children but taught us as well.  They have heart, courage, and love that shine from them. 

Andrea, Jayme, and Kent; our children have been so blessed to learn from you.  You truly have affected eternity!   

With all of our love, thank you so much!  

~Susan and Becca

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.
~Author Unknown

Thank You Susan
for being the best friend a person
could ever ask for!
I Love You

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


It's hard to believe.  5th grade is over.  My girls are growing up.  They are moving forward and growing.  It makes my heart happy and sad all at the same time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Make New

What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened,
it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.
And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new.
Right now.
~Author Unknown~

Sunday, June 12, 2011


My heart filled with love, flowing over with joy, my own little drum that I like to march by! 
~Gunda Fijnje-Nolan~

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
~Author Unknown~

Friday, June 10, 2011

It just looks cool

There are days when I have to just say, because it looks cool.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


The world we have created is a product of our thinking;
it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
~Albert Einstein~

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Need A Hand?

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  
~Leo Rosten~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Break it Open

See, the human mind is kind of like... a piñata. When it breaks open,
there's a lot of surprises inside.
Once you get the piñata perspective,
you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.
~Jane Wagner~

Little Miss Shannon understands and respects
her freaky self.
I am SO proud!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Water Magic

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
~Loran Eisely~

Sunday, June 5, 2011


The human spirit NEEDS places where nature has not been rearranged by
the hand of man.
~Author Unknown~

Saturday, June 4, 2011


It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.  ~K.T. Jong

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Destruction

Bree destroyed one of her toys
the other day.
It's so hard to get mad at her with a smile like that.
The Joy of the happy destruction
of the little piggy made me smile all
night long!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wishes Wishes Everywhere

Do you remember when the dandelion fluff made you smile?
Do you remember when they were a hundred wishes to be made?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Be Strange

I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness.
~Karl Lagerfeld~