Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Stage Fright

Maybe you've heard my son sing on here before. He's a great musician! He sings and plays guitar in the youth praise band at church. But alas, it finally happened. I was asked to sing at church, so I agreed only if my son could sing with me. Since it's not a paid gig and they knew that my son could pull it off, they allowed it.

The event was not taped, but I do happen to have one of our early rehearsals, so here it is.
This is definitely a Toot For Jesus. I could never have stood in front of a congregation without Him. I may not sound like an angel, but I love Him with all my heart and will continue to sing His praise!

The song is called Simple Praise. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
video

If you've written a toot of your own and would like to participate in this blog party, please use the code in the sidebar in your post, or give a shout back to this blog and sign Mr. Linky below.
Just use your name or blog title. Comments are another great way to "Toot."

And all the glory goes to GOD! Amen



Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. The Lettered
2. Polly (Christmas Symbols Tin)
3. Alessandra-new blog award
4. Little Lizard King - Pennant Banners
5. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (Easy Christmas Countdown)
6. Big Big Bows (Jules@The Persimmon Perch
7. Danielle@ Transforming Home
8. Pat @ junkblossoms (toile vanity bench)
9. Mama Thompson (advent calendar)
10. The Joy Walk
11. Sleepyhead Designs-Recycle Your Tide Boxes
12. Flower "toot" @ the mansion
13. burlap candle holders
14. burlap and red tablescape
15. apple butter
16. Helga
17. Mod Podge Amy
18. Sandra
19. Sandra (match box advent)
20. French Memo Board Doors {Stephanie Lynn}

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Monday, November 23, 2009

I Heart Faces - Maui Sun


I Heart Faces is such a fun website. I love learning a bit about photography when I have time. The weekly challenges are fun.
Here's my entry for this weeks theme "Sun Flare."
Didn't even know what sun flare meant in reference to photography, but I figured I was bound to find one in my Maui photo album. I'm in this picture, so I didn't take it, but it is my camera and I did the editing!

Hope you'll come back tomorrow to join Toot Your Horn Tuesday!!!



Yah for Monday!

I know I'm weird, but I love MONDAYS!
(a poem by me)
Most people I know, dread this day
Back to work, no more play.
But I'm a little odd, for the way I see it
I work weekends too, so be it.
On Saturday, when everyone's at home
The house is crazy, not a second alone.
I love my family, this is true
But on the weekends, it feels like a zoo.
So Monday mornings, as the family heads out
Glynis and I give a little shout.
It's just she and I for the day
Mondays are when we get to play.

Almost forgot to share that I got to see Casting Crowns in concert a couple of weeks ago. And somehow I managed a Front Row Seat! The concert was amazing and my heart was filled!
Matt Redman also played.


By the way...Tomorrow is Toot Your Horn Tuesday! I'm so excited to see how many people played along last week. I hope you'll join too!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Photostory Friday - Toddler on the loose

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Sue

Let's see if you can figure out what happened here.....

An eye opening mile-stone for parents. I remember going through this transition with my three older sons. It's not a mile-stone that I have been looking forward to.

Our two year old learned how to climb out of her crib so her daddy got out the screw driver and switched up her 3 in 1 bed.
Glynis is confined no longer!
So far so good, until yesterday! I laid her down for her nap in her new toddler bed and left the room. She was quiet as a mouse, maybe 10 minutes went by and I went to check on her. This is what I found!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - November Nor'easter


Bragging isn't polite and there are many many Proverbs against pridefulness,
but what can you do?
...It's Toot Your Horn Tuesday!!
If you play along with this blog carnival then it is understood that all our glory goes to God. Because...
Phillipians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Write your own "Tooty" post on your blog, use the button code on the side bar in your post and then come back here to link up and read others. Or just leave a comment below and tell us something GREAT about yourself.

It's been a heck of a week here. After a 3 week period of sickness in our household, we were hit by Nor'easter Ida! Yep, stuck inside for 3 more days! And I shouldn't be complaining one bit, there were areas near my home that were completely flooded out. Homes were left uninhabitable and wind damage ravaged our city and nearby cities. Thousands of people without electricity for days. The American Red Cross has been on the move here. The stories of giving and kindness are amazing. My friends and family were spared the horrid effects. Ida just left us with a messy yard. A cedar tree fell over, but it is nowhere near our house. We've already gotten quite a bit cleaned up.

And guess what else we did! We painted the family room! Yeah for us! It's a first step actually. We've been considering putting our house up for sale so it's going to need some freshening up. (Remember I was working on my flower beds? I got them done too!)We won't be moving far, probably within a 5 mile radius. Our house is a bit far from the kids' schools. We're hoping to find a nicer home a little closer in. Did I mention that our house is 50 years old and requires much much yard work. We live on a canal and have loads of trees. We might even make a few bucks too. So I'll keep you posted on our new adventure. The realtor is coming over Thursday.

That's it for me this week. I think we'll be working a lot around our house over the next few weeks or months, so maybe I'll have some pictures ready for next Tuesday! Hope the rest of your week is GLORIOUS!


Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. sleepyheaddesigns-recycled cross tshirt
2. hand made cloche and pedastalled vase
3. Pat @ junkblossoms (space saving footstool redo)
4. The Joy Walk
5. Grey Umbrella (reversible apron & tutorial)
6. Mama Thompson(fresh water pearl necklaces with flower)
7. Little Lizard King - Personalized Hand Sanitizer
8. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (cutest Turkey MoonPie ever!)
9. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (Adevnt Pegboard Calendar)
10. Suzanne @ Just Another Hang Up (chair redo)
11. Jules@The Persimmon Perch(no -sew & festive)
12. a drop cloth slipcover @ continental calliope
13. farmhouse dream kitchen
14. Pandora's Box
15. Helga from My World
16. Knobs As Far As the Eyes Can See @ Yoga Gal!
17. Yes- I Painted Wallpaper {Stephanie Lynn}
18. Stefanie @ More Than a House (Window redo)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

No school today



I know, I've been missing in action this week and I even missed Toot Your Horn Tuesday. When you have a large family and someone gets sick, you can pretty much be sure that everyone will get sick. And for us, that meant over 3 weeks of BLEH!!
And now that we're feeling better, along comes a hurricane! Ida the hurricane fizzled out, but we are being hit pretty hard by this nor' easter. Schools were closed today. Luckily we still have electricity. I know some areas are out. And the flooding is unbelievable. We're sitting high and dry though. My husband had to go to work. :(
I thought I'd snap a few pictures around the house while we're stuck here.
Sleeping, Cuddling, Playing Music, & Wii

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - No Complaining

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Let me tell you about weakness!...I've been sick for a week, my kids have taken turns being sick and we're still in the throes of it. The only thing I can think to toot about this week is that God is good!! I have no power over illness, but I have power over my attitude. It is easy to become grouchy and complain about all the aches and sniffles. I'm choosing not to be like that! And I couldn't do it without God's grace!

Do you have anything to "Toot" about this week? Maybe you've finished a paint project in your house, or maybe you created a delicious dinner that your entire family actually ate! Maybe you helped a friend or got a job. Now's the time to share and let's share the glory with God!!
When you write your "Tooty" post please use the button on the sidebar and then link back here using Mister Linky. And of course, comments are always nice.


Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. sleepyheaddesigns-recycled cross tshirt
2. hand made cloche and pedastalled vase
3. Pat @ junkblossoms (space saving footstool redo)
4. The Joy Walk
5. Grey Umbrella (reversible apron & tutorial)
6. Mama Thompson(fresh water pearl necklaces with flower)
7. Little Lizard King - Personalized Hand Sanitizer
8. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (cutest Turkey MoonPie ever!)
9. Tiffany @ La*T*Da (Adevnt Pegboard Calendar)
10. Suzanne @ Just Another Hang Up (chair redo)
11. Jules@The Persimmon Perch(no -sew & festive)
12. a drop cloth slipcover @ continental calliope
13. farmhouse dream kitchen
14. Pandora's Box
15. Helga from My World
16. Knobs As Far As the Eyes Can See @ Yoga Gal!
17. Yes- I Painted Wallpaper {Stephanie Lynn}
18. Stefanie @ More Than a House (Window redo)

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