Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Totally Awesome Sledding Dudes!

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Snow sledding at Eden Park











Snow days!

Isn't God good. Just what we have been waiting for a snow day. It is absolutely beautiful out today and I am so thankful I get to stay in! Even though I was awakened by my boss this morning at 5:45 to tell me we didn't have school today, I was thankful. It was wonderful to turn over and snuggle down under the covers and go back to sleep for a couple more hours.
This worked until about 8:30 when kids and animals awakened from their slumber and got excited about all the "snow". Then of course what's the use in staying in bed, after all I am just as a big kid and was kinda excited to get up and enjoy the view as well. Then of course what goes better with a snow day than "big breakfast day". We just missed Tiffany, who is snowed in at GBS instead of here with us. Oh' well that's life. Well I better wrap up, I think the kids are dragging out board games. Have a great day!

Dakota

Once again we here at the Barr house sit back, laugh and enjoy life. Sunday while enjoying, I thought, the wonderful meal, Dakota announced that he didn't like his scalloped potatoes. Trying to encourage him to eat them I held up to him one of the men in his life he holds in great esteem, Grandpa, I said Grandpa loves scalloped potatoes. To which he quickly replied, well lets ship them to him. Kids, just when you think you have heard the funniest they come up with another one.

I think God enjoys watching his children as well. While I know everything we do shouldn't be fun and games a good laugh never hurt anyone. I live with a man who sees alot of humor around him. It is hard sometimes to quiet down for the serious moments God has for us. I enjoyed one of those times in chapel on Monday. I had the privilege of listening to the testimonies of several students, two of which were my daughters. It is good for mom to hear what God is helping them with and also asking them to be patient and wait for. Keep your chin up and get used to the being patient and waiting mode. It is a real part of life and all of us experience it. Just remember "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding!" He is working in your life even though you don't see or "feel" it. I am soooooooooo glad we don't go on feelings. Most of the time I would just stay in bed under the covers. Life does continue to go on around us even though we'd like to "stop and get off" every now and then. We must press on toward the goal !!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Very Tired!

Eureka! I have almost made it through another week of school. It is Thursday and the Friday countdown has begun. This also happened to be a short week, but it seemed like to me it had about 9 days in it. I quess there was just an awful lot to accomplish.

I wanted to share with you the funniest thing my 4 year old Dakota said the other day on the way home. It went like this- " Mom, why do people shoot deer?" To which his sister and I named several reasons and I ended with the seemingly most practical one, people also like to eat the meat, to which he said, "that's gross, I would never eat the meat because you don't know how long its been inside that deer". We had the best laugh. Aren't children a wonderful anitdote to a tired moms ears!

Well just thought I'd share this small ramble with all my wonderful followers out there in my world. Goodnight Girls! Love ya to the moon and back.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Days Off

This day began like any other, animals and kids waking me up! Sleep in, what is that? That is something I have vague memories of from my single days. Yes this is a day off, but from what?, I am wondering. I still have to get up and let the dogs out, I have to fix coffee - there was no starbucks personal in my kitchen this morning, smiling at me, telling me to enjoy my day off. I still fixed the promised "pancakes for Letha" , her very favorite breakfast food that only gets fixed at special times, like this "day off." Oh and of course I don't have lesson plans done so who gets to put in time for school on her day off, me of course.
Okay I don't want to come across as totally bitter and frustrated. So it is a day off from city traffic, listening and seeing high school students who even though they hate school seem to enjoy being there making my days long.
Oh well, in the long run it is better than being at school. I can enjoy a few extra hugs and kisses and those special moments with the kids. And face it, how often to we get to spend an extra moment snuggling in bed even those there was no sleeping in ? Life is fun even in these moments when I feel like I would like to cover my head and scream- Leave me alone- I never have tried that Hum? Wonder if that would work?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wow! I just got an eye full and a head full. I read all of the blogs of my offspring and realize where do they get their writing ability from? Must be their dad. I don't seem to have the talent that somehow they have achieved with writing so I don't encourage you to read after me unless of course you need so of that monotone voice that puts you to sleep, then give it a whirl. I won't even pretend to keep up with them in creativity, but alas one ounce of wisdom I have learned in my 42 years is let the younger ones lead you in the ways of technology! Oh!!!! girls, your mom needs some help to understand how to set up this blogspot thing that has been handed to me. Please!!!!!!!!!! Ok it isn't a pretty sight when old folks beg. Oh my stars and garters, I just realized it is 10:48 at night, what am I doing? I must go to bed so I can fill kids heads tomorrow with all kinds of knowledge and stuff! Goodnight and Farewell.

I never will ( or will I?) get to old to enjoy a little ice skating with my young-ins!
WEll Here I am again finally. Maybe, we'll see how busy and overwhelmed I get this semester in school. I really had a great break with my family. We had a great Christmas. Did some shopping together, played lots of board games. Enjoyed learning how to wii bowl and showed up my kids in wii tennis. We hung out, ate and ate and ate, watched some movies, did I mention that we ate? We did miss getting to go anywhere or getting to see any family but oh well sometimes that's the way the ball bounces, so if a sleeping dogs sleeping let him sleep. Words of wisdom from my mother-in-law Olene!