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I Love Quotes

I love quotes because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized as wiser than myself. -Marlene Dietrich

There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a larger work. - Joseph Joubert


I must say I love quotes! I have a Word file on my computer where I cut and paste quotes I like and find inspiring. It is fun to read them and ingest their wisdom, humor, and truth. It is amazing how much you can say in so few words.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

More Boy Poems

My Son Grows Up
author: unknown
Life is fleeting, years rush past...
and little boys grow up so fast!
Let me take time out to be
thankful mine is still here with me.
And though I'm busy through the day,
let me take time out to play...
Let me take time out to smile,
to sit with him for just a while...
Let me take time out for walks,
for swings and sports and quiet talks,
for sharing giggles, tickles, and hugs,
for patching knees and catching bugs...
for running races, climbing trees,
for helping with his A - B - C's...
For hatching plots and planning schemes,
for listening to his thoughts and dreams.
Let me tuck him in at night,
hear his prayers, turn off the light.
And when my busy day is done,
let me thank God I have a son.

Swingin' My Boys
Mitzi J Confer
I was sitting in the backyard
swingin' my boys
blowing them bubbles,
just for the joys!
When my 5 year old, Woody,
with all the purity of
childhood innocence in his eyes, asks...
"Have you ever been so happy?"
His question surprised me,
and really made me think.
As my heart swelled with love,
I answered with a wink.
"As a matter of fact,
No I haven't, this is really nice!"
Keep in mind, for a child
the simplest things are often the best
sometimes just being together
takes care of the rest...

A Touch Of Love
author: unknown
You were six months old and full of fun.
With a blink of my eye, you were suddenly one.
There were so many things we were going to do,
but I turned my head and you turned two.
At two you were very dependent on me,
but independence took over when you turned three.
Your third birthday, another year I tried to ignore,
but when I lit the candles, there weren't three, but four.
Four was the year that you really strived.
Why, look at you now, you're already five.
Now you are ready for books and for rules.
This is the year that you go to school.
The big day came, you were anxious to go.
We walked to the bus, going oh, so slow.
As you climbed aboard and waved goodbye,
I felt a lump in my throat and tears stung my eyes.
Time goes so fast, it's hard to believe
That just yesterday you were home here with me.
And tomorrow when the bus brings you home
and you jump to the ground,
You'll be wearing your cap and graduation gown.
SO I'm holding to these moments as hard as I can,
Because the next time I look, I'll be seeing a grown man...

Poems about Boys

Little Boys
Little boys come in all shapes and sizes,
Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,
With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,
Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.

They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while
Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.
And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy
Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!


A Little Boy
Scuffed up knees, a freckled nose
with dimples here and there.
A daring, caring, sharing heart
a mass of tossled hair.
Boundless curiosity
the spirit to explore.
Two twinkling eyes, a smiling face
and energy galore!
A love of life, a bit of sass
a source of untold joy.
A wonderment, a dream fullfilled
God's miracle................ a BOY !!


A Boy Is...
Trust with dirt on its face,
Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair, and the
Hope of the future with
A frog in its pocket.


A Little Boy
If you have a little boy
All your very own,
Then you have enough and more
To make a happy home.


A Big Guy
With my little hands I learn,
A new adventure with each turn.
My hands are still so very small,
But, I will grow so very tall.
So with my little hands I try,
To learn to grow up to be a big guy.


Little Boys' Pockets
Little boys' pockets hold
amazing things-
Fishworms, apple cores,
a mess of string,
But this treasure is nothing
to the wealth one finds
In little boys' hearts and little
boys' minds!!

Poem: Mother of Boys

Mother of Boys



Shoes in the kitchen, jeans on the floor
Basketballs lying at the back door
Living room carpet shows signs of wear
The fridge and the cupboards are constantly bare.

The toilet seat's up, it's stuck that way
The sports on TV blare all day
Racetracks, footballs, all kinds of toys
How did you guess, I'm the mother of boys.

...Author Unknown

Moving to Weiser



Yes this sign says Population 5,343-it'll be 5,349 after we move in



A barn in Weiser, their are lots of barns here, I love barns!



Weiser is the county seat of Washington County, so the County Courthouse is here.


View of a downtown street



Weiser is also home to the most historical landmarks per capita in Idaho, with 15 registered historic homes and 16 registered historic buildings. The Star Theater located in downtown Weiser is one of those historic buildings. It opened in 1910 advertising “Illustrated Songs.” A night of entertainment including the illustrated songs and motion pictures was only 10 cents. In 1940 the theater became the second largest in the state with a seating capacity of 600. In 1998 the theater showed its last picture show and is now is owned and operated by the Onion Skin Players. The group produces 1800s style live performances twice a year in the fall and spring.

Yes, we are moving to Weiser, ID. Many of you may be wondering "Why would anyone want to live in Weiser?"

Well we have already lived in Kuna, ID and we did not like it at all. We loved the friends we meet there but not much else. It was way out of the way, not too friendly, and has no real small town charm-it looks like a small town, until you see the miles of subdivisions and you realize you could never actually know everyone. There are really no other amenities or attractions in Kuna other than the bars people drive from all over to visit and the Mexican Restaurant El Gallo Giro- YUMMY! We were just not happy out there. So then we moved from Kuna and have been staying with Levi's parents in their upstairs part of their house for 6 months, deciding where to go next.

We thought Meridian for a while, maybe Boise, but there is really nothing affordable for us that is big enough for us. We didn't find anywhere we really felt we fit. We had a few promising prospectives but they all fell through-even after much prayer and planning. Then on a whim we started looking out further...way out! We even considered Nampa, Caldwell, even Nysa. Then we saw a listing for Weiser and we went out there to take a look and feel in love.



To give you a little background, I have always been a country girl at heart. I lived in Lake City, Florida when I was a girl, we used to catch frogs and race them in huge puddles by our house. We had some friends that lived in a converted barn, turned into a house and I thought it was so cool! I always wanted to live in a barn and have chickens to feed. Then we lived in Alachua, Florida and we had a small forest in our back yard, that we would play in for hours. Then we lived in Bixby, OK and then to Eagle, ID on Eagle Island-when Eagle was still a small town with two gas stations and a Kings store.

So I really liked Weiser's small town charm. We were surprised to learn Weiser had more to offer than we thought.
Sand Dunes
Pythian Castle
Old houses and Bed and Breakfasts (Levi and I LOVE old houses!!)
Along with some good restaurants.

I am truely looking forward to sitting on our front porch and enjoying the wide open spaces and the river to explore with the boys.


Snake River from bridge into Weiser

Levi

I haven't put anything on this blog about Levi yet, and I thought I should include him.
Here are some of our pictures of him-I have more but these are the ones on the computer now. He hates his picture taken so I am lucky to have any of these :)



This picture is of Levi and Ian-I love this picture it was taken up in West Yellowstone.















This is one of him reading to the boys at night, Josef was just 5 in this picture. He drove long haul for Gordan Trucking that year and he didn't get home much...maybe once a month. So this was a special time.

This is of him holding Oliver just after he was born.

Levi playing with Oliver.

Here he is helping Kaleb in the pool on our vacation to Arizona in 2005.


These ones are funny, the boys got some blow-up toys at Artic Circle in Utah and he wrestled with the boys and let them beat him up.


The Bread Winner-Here he is with his Utah LP Gas Truck. He hates his picture taken :P

The proud papa with Oliver.

Dying Easter Eggs with the boys(2007).

Wrestling with the boys (2007)


Helping the boys with chores. Real men do dishes!



Christmas 2007-I got him a Chicago Bears Coat...he loved it!



March 2007- 20's Murder Mystery Party at our house in Kuna





Thanksgiving 2007







Just the Boys!


Memorial Day


Fair 2008

Intentions

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” ~ Douglas Adams (comedian)

I feel like this quote, pretty much sums up my life. I have had many dreams and lofty expectations,and have been sorely disappointed when I did not get my way, but in the end I end up where I need to be and am happy. I do not however go without a fight sometimes. I have often wondered where God was taking me, and why I had to go through some of the trials in my life. I have screamed aloud "Why Me!?" and then in the end have been so grateful for those moments, and in looking back have seen the why behind things. Sometimes life is not a destination,not a goal to reach- It is the journey-the processes of life that are it's true purpose. I know that God has a plan for my life, it is not always my plan and it is often far from anything I intended for myself. The greatest lesson I have learned is not to stop planning for the future and to just let things go where they may, but to pray for Gods direction in my life. Where do you want me Lord and what can I do for you today?

I have been so blessed that through my own misguided intentions, God has taken them and shown me a better way.

Just Plane Cute

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Oliver Potty Training

 


Oliver is starting to make progress on his potty training...finally! We printed out a train track potty chart from www.childavenue.com . He gets a star sticker on his chart if he sits on the potty. Today even Ian's lion AmMeMe sat on the potty and got a star.
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Meeting Soldier the Pony

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Ian's 8th Birthday!

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Art: Giotto Paintings

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Ian Won 3rd Place for his Photo!

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