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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yes, I Touch The Rat

I was asked by someone if I actually touch Remy. Does this answer your question?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Meet Our Newest Family Member

Remy Aloysius Turpin - Ian's Pet Rat

Isn't he too cute? (Hi Grammy, Remy is seriously cute and very sweet and if you give him a chance you may actually like him. Just don't look at his tail.)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Beautiful Faith...

My own faith has been strengthened and encouraged the past few weeks as I've been following the story of a family who is facing unknowns in the pregnancy of their baby girl, Audrey. I invite you to read back through some of Angie's posts and see the amazing presence and spirit of God in her life. Even in the midst of a 'storm'.

I hope that many of you will pray for her, baby Audrey and the rest of her family as they surrender this time in their lives to God and wait for His will to be done.

I have been blessed by the music of Selah. It is touching to be able to pray and give back some of the blessing I have received from Todd's music. I hope you will be touched as well.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Found on Ian's Chalkboard

Easter Photos

Madison in the Easter play at church.

And here are a few of Miss Olivia for Angela.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there.

I Miss You Papa

William Edgar Musser Sr.
June 13, 1926 - March 22, 2004

Friday, March 21, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Boy's Beds

So we're working on redoing the boy's bedroom. Yes, I know, I should have had it done by the time the baby was born, but I felt so lousy the entire pregnancy that I never found the energy to do it.

All Ian wanted for his birthday was this
bed from Ikea. We go to Ikea on Saturday and he spots this bed and we ended up bringing that one home with us. On Sunday, Michael put it up for him and we pull out the bedding that Grammy bought him for Christmas, also from Ikea. (The colors of the bedding are different than the link shows.) He stayed in his bed for the rest of the day! And yesterday he was sick and stayed home from school and I swear I hardly saw him all day. He watched DVD's in bed all day.

Last night Michael put up Elek's crib (about time, but don't get me started). I also painted Ian's dresser with chalkbard paint (see post below). Now all we need to do is paint the walls (I'm having a heck of a time deciding what color to paint) and buy and hang curtains.

Here are some photos of their beds. (Aunt Amy, Elek loves the Rainforest Waterfall Soother you bought him! That's what he's mesmerized with in the pics.) Elek's bedding isn't the bedding I picked out, it's a set that my cousin gave me. It will soon be replaced with this set that Grammy bought him from my favorite store...Ikea, it just needs to be washed first.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


How does one (me) remove chalkboard paint from their hands? I just painted Ian's dresser with it and while it washed right off the roller and paint tray, I can now draw pretty pictures in chalk on my fingernails. I tried a pumice stone, brillo and heck, even a magic eraser and I'm left with quite a bit of the stuff. Nice.

St. Patty's Pics

Monday, March 17, 2008

Erin Go Bragh

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Seriously The Grossest Thing I Have Ever Seen

The "Brief Safe" is an innovative diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you're traveling. Items can be hidden right under their noses with these specially-designed briefs which contain a fly-accessed 4" x 10" secret compartment with Velcro closure and "special markings" on the lower rear portion. Leave the "Brief Safe" in plain view in your laundry basket or washing machine at home, or in your suitcase in a hotel room - even the most hardened burgler or most curious snoop will "skid" to a screeching halt as soon as they see them. (Wouldn't you?) Made in USA. One size. Color: white (and brown).

To add realistic smell, check out "Doo Drops".

Happy 8th Birthday Ian!

(Photo taken on Ian's 5th birthday!)
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Random Pics From the Week

Rub-a-dub-dub, EJ's in the tub.
Ian used some of his birthday money to buy EJ this outfit. (Ian is a very generous person)
Cutie Pie in another Children's Place outfit. (I LOVE the Children's Place)
Maddy and her cousin Tara.
EJ and his cousin Aurora.
A self-portrait or two.

One of the rare times Ian sat down at their Caesarland party.
Miss Madison with her flowers from her Aunt Jenny.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Five

Photos taken at Lincoln Park Skating Rink at Rock Solid Kids Family Night. 03/06/2008 (Warning: Quality Not So Hot)

And I leave you with one of my precious baby boy in the tub.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Newest Photo Shoot

Are you sick of the baby photos yet?

I just love this little face!

Sweet reddish hair that I love!

And I leave you with a photo of (crazy) me in the snow storm on Tuesday night. (I'm probably the only one dumb enough to go out and take photos in that mess.)