Thursday, May 19, 2011

Now I Lay Me...

During one of my reminiscing moments lately, I came across a photo of one of my boys sleeping soundly.  I can remember sitting in the chair beside both their beds and indulging myself in them as they slept: soaking up their sounds, breathing in their wonderful soft smell, and adoring everything about them.  They are just the yummiest! 

Time has past and they are now preschoolers.  They are not as quiet as they used to be and are completely full of life.  They are still the yummiest and I continue to sneak into their rooms to watch them as they peacefully sleep, to drink in their wonderful little-boy smell and to listen to their tiny murmurs as they sleep.  Motherhood is the best!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Make a Joyful Noise~

Music touches each of us in different ways.  This cutting was inspired as I perused through my late father's high school portfolio of choir music.  Dad just loved music and he enjoyed singing!  I can remember him being a member of a men's barber-shop style quartet.  He was thrilled to be a part of that group and they sounded so good in acapella.  His foot would rapidly tap to the beat, and most times he would sing simply to make a joyful noise.  Speaking of making a joyful noise, I remember him finding the polka radio station on Sunday mornings and playing it loudly while gyrating around the kitchen simply to irritate my mother.  Even with her best 'disgust' face on, one knew she was still enjoying antics.  Music and memories...gotta love it!  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Butterfly Notecard~

I don't do good at being bored.  It's just not my style, and I find it severely self-insulting.

Recently, I underwent emergency open appendectomy which came immediately on the heels of a broken nose, a severe case of food poisoning, and our daughters wedding!  When the doctor advised me to 'take it easy' for the next couple of weeks, I heard...'cut more paper'.

So, when I was unable to locate a note card to pen a thank you to a dear friend, I decided to make my own.  About an hour and a couple cups of tea later...here it is!

Perhaps I should cut a series of them.