Sunday, May 15, 2011

Two Very Different Ideas...

First of all I stumbled across this website the other day... Basically it's a website where people post products they like, decorating ideas, fashions they are watching and post pictures. It's You should check it out. I now have so many fun summer projects/ideas rolling around in my head. If you are interested in seeing what I've pinned here's my personal page...
On a totally differnt note...
As Ysmaille was reading this book to Amirah tonight and I was reminded again how much I love the words.
On the Night You Were Born
by Nancy Tillman
On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered,
"Life will never be the same."
Because there had never been anyone like you...
ever in the world.
So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain
that they whispered the sound of your wonerful name.
It sailed through the farmland
high on the breeze...
Over the ocean...
And through the trees...
Until everyone heard it
and everyone knew
of the one and only you.
Not once had there been such eyes,
such a nose,
such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
Whent he polar bears heard,
they danced until dawn.
From faraway places,
the geese flew home.
The moon stayed up until
morning next day.
And none of the ladybugs flew away.
So whenever you doubt just how special you are
and you wonder who loves you, how much and how far,
listed for geese honking high in the sky,
(They're singing a song to remember you by.)
Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo.
(It's because they've been dancing all night for you!)
Or drift off to sleep to the sound of the wind.
(Listen closesly... it's whispering your name again!)
If the moon stays up until morning one day,
or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
it's because they're all hoping to see you smile.
For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
has the world ever known a you, my friend,
and it never will, not ever again...
Heaven blew every trumpet
and played every horn
on the wonderful, marvelous
night you were born.
Whenever I read this to Amirah (which isn't often because it's not interactive enough for her) my heart wells up with love for my baby girl and a need to prophecy destiny all over her life, but I also smile to myself because I feel like God speaks these words over me and I feel loved by the Creator-- my Papa.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Birthday Weekend!

I love, love, love my birthday. It's a day to celebrate ME and I like to get a head start! My birthday is on Monday, which originally bummed me out, but then as my intelligent sister-in-law pointed out it's nice to have your birthday on a Monday because then there are lots of co-workers to celebrate it with you. Here's what I am looking forward to over the next several days...

1. First of all, Ysmaille, Amirah, and I went to the Shalom Dutchfest last night. My dinner consisted of a bbq pulled pork sandwich, strawberry pie and kettle corn. Yum!

2. This morning Amirah and I are going yard saling. I'm really hoping to find a few treasures.

3. Ysmaille's birthday gift to me is a pair of new sneakers. I am so excited because I am running in old sneakers and it is hurting my joints. We are going to the outlets to pick them out. I really hope he lets me buy something else too. Crossing my fingers....

4. Mother's Day is Sunday. Last year my first Mother's Day was also my 30th birthday. Ysmaille wrote a beautiful card from Amirah and then held the pen in her hand and helped her sign her name. It was priceless. I am so grateful for a wonderful mother who is an example to me of what mothering is all about.

5. Also on Sunday were are having a belated Easter get-together in Lancaster with the Harnish family and I have an adorable cousin to meet.

6. Monday is my actual birthday. I've already given Sharita a coupon to buy an icecream cake for me. We have a tradition between the four third-grade teachers that we buy a cake or some other treat for each other and a small gift for our birthdays.

It's 7:36. No more time to waste. I need to get my shower so I can start celebrating ME!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I can't help myself...

I love a good deal and I couldn't resist the deals at CVS this week. I ended up paying $7.16 for the following.... Pantene shampoo and conditioner, Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, two Right Guard bodywashes, a razor, four Magic Erasers (I've been wanting to try thse and they've already magically erased four marks on my wall), Swiffer refill, a razor, and two dish detergents. Then, thanks to CVS and its awesomeness, I got $7 to spend the next time!