Monday, June 21, 2010

For Today - June 21, 2010

Outside my window...another beautiful hot day here in Vegas. Not a sound on our street, probably because everyone is hiding out inside from this heat. 

I am is good! 

I am thankful for...celebrations.  I love to celebrate every little thing in life.  I told the kids that we are going to have a 'first day of Summer' celebration today.  We'll have balloons, games, ice cream, watermelon, we'll blow bubbles, & whatever else we can come up with that is fun for this day. Of course we will have to have a cook out tonight too.  I want them to learn to celebrate life - big or small, CELEBRATE!  

I am remembering...celebrating & honoring Mike yesterday.  He takes wonderful care of us, & he so deserved this. 

On my fast time goes.  I can't believe we are almost into July!  Where did this year go??? 

I am pondering these words..."...For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away." James 4:14 (THIS is why we need to celebrate. TODAY. Don't put off life.)  

From the learning rooms...I'm attempting new things with digi-scrapping, & having so much fun seeing pages come together. 

From the kitchen...a smoothie as soon as I get this posted!  I love my daily fruit smoothie.

I am wearing...still in pj's that are decorated with Mickey Mouse.  Like I've said, I'm a child at heart.  I have often tried to picture my Mom at my age in Pooh or Mickey/Minnie Mouse pj's, & it makes me smile. I can't see it.  We 'Boomers' are fun, & I truly believe we have changed the face of getting older.  :-)

I am dig-scrap pages.  I'm almost finished with a book showcasing Emily's day helping me bake a cake with her new chef things - I took 89 pictures of her in the kitchen that day! 

I am a tea party this afternoon.  Princess Emily is holding one in her room, & I wouldn't miss it for the world. 

I am Bible.  All my other books have been set aside for a few weeks while I scarpbook in my spare time. 

I am hoping...still hoping that what Mike & I are discussing becomes a reality. 

I am hearing...would you believe Christmas music?  Emily wants to listen to it this morning.  She says that we shouldn't save Christmas music for just Christmas, & she's right.  Mike says you can tell that I've raised her. :-) 

Around the house...peaceful & calm.  Yes, you 'can' have peace & calm with children. 

One of my favorite things...the sleepy, smiling faces of Elliot & Emily each morning.  What faces to wake up to! 

A few plans for the rest of the week...I don't have a whole lot planned aside from my errand day.  I love these weeks of not having a big 'to do' list. It falls right into place with the first week of Summer. 

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Mike with Elliot, Emily, & Avery on Father's Day yesterday.  What a job to get 3 children to look in the same direction at the same time, or to get a photo where all of their eyes are open!

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  1. Happy Monday my friend, I LOVE the pic of Mike and the kids. What fun to celebrate today, the first day of summer, alas I'm already a bit sick of the heat already! We did a cookout last night for Father's Day so I'm trying to eat good again today. Jason can have the leftovers for dinner tonight while I have a salad ;-)
    Enjoy your Monday and your tea party - you lucky girl you!

  2. Happy Monday dear Judy; What a positive way of thinking and teaching your precious ones to celebrate life. It's been hot here too but living in a senior apartment complex, we can't grill or cook outside. I usually fix different type of salads and light meals in the summer. What a wonderful photo of your hubby and the kids. Have a blessed day my friend. Hugs ;-}

  3. Hey Judy! I loved reading your Daybook, as usual! You put a smile on my face! Loved the picture and love that you find things to celebrate in everyday life!


  4. Judy your blog today here on SWD was great!! I always love reading it but today was of my favorites was the celebration for the first day of summer! Great idea! And of course I loved the picture...such smiling faces!! It's beautiful here and I am loving summer!! Blessings sweetie!!

  5. What a grat picture!! I love it!! I agree, where has the time gone? It goes so fast!! :(
    Great answers!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

  6. Such a beautiful Father's Day picture ♥
    You will have to tell us sometime how you do the digi-scrap. I would love to learn to do that sometime. What program do you use? I've heard Photoshop Elements is a good one.
    Tell Emily, she's right about the Christmas music. Tell her I LOVE my Barbara Streisand Christmas CD and love to listen to it if I take a bubble bath. Yes even in July as hot as it is if my muscles are sore.
    Love you all ♥♥♥

  7. You have a very blessed family ♥

  8. Hi Judy,
    I am interested in what you are still discussing ;) Great picture of Mike and the kids. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday. Tomorrows post will let you know what is going on and I will be MIA until next week. I will post the week before I go on vacation. One thing I will tell you is that I am happy to have had this day and evening with my sweet Sam. Hugs,Dru

  9. Hi Judy,
    Loved your post today!
    Lovely photo of Mike and the children.Time does indeed have wings!! I was only just thinking about here we are in the middle of June already!
    Always a blessing to find things to celebrate big or small each day in every day life.
    Love you my sweet friend.

  10. Hi Judy, loved you post. I visited your GH site twice but could not leave a tag from my job. I updated my blog too. Hugs

  11. Hi Judy,
    Sorry I am just now getting around to reading your SWD! What a great way to celebrate the first day of Summer. :-)
    Love the photo of Mike with the kids.