Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Scrapbook Pages
Just a few of my pages I have scraped. That I scaned into the computer to share. Tell me what you think Please leave me a comment.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Old Picture Monday This is me on my First Birthday August 14th

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just A Mom?

An E-mail I got from a group I belong to: A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk 's office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. What I mean is, ' explained the recorder, do you have a job or are you just a ...?' Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman. I'm a Mom. We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, housewife' covers it,' Said the recorder emphatically. I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, 'Official Interrogator' or 'Town Registrar.' 'What is your occupation?' she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out. 'I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.' The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire. 'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest, 'just what you do in your field?' Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, 'I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't) In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.' There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door. As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mom.' Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door. Does this make grandmothers 'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations' And great grandmothers 'Executive Senior Research Associates?' I think so!!! I also think it makes Aunts ' Associate Research Assistants.'

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Melissa is doing a giveaway

One of my blogging buddies Melissa I met thew two peas in a buckets web site about scrapbooking. Is having a giveaway Of some beautiful note pads that she makes. I love the note cards she sent me awhile back as an extra surprise, when I won a book giveaway. shoot her a e-mail Since her blog is private, ( for the password and site address. she also has a Etsy web site

Photos from Our Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

August 21, 1993
August 21,2008
Happy 15th Anniversary
I Love You!
There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree-
Vita Sackville-West

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.- Barnett Brickner

...In marriage, everyday you love,and everyday you forgive.It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness- Bill Moyers

1 Corinthians. 13:4-13 Love is patient, love is kind.It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.And now faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love.

Colossians 3:12-19 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
Blessing For A Marriage James Dillet Freeman May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you. May you need one another, but not out of weakness.May you want one another, but not out of lack.May you entice one another, but not compel one another.May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another.May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back. May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one an other's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Italian scrapbooking Still not sure how to add the U tube shows on here

Wall-E Birthday Fun

Wall-E Birthday Fun
Thanks Nana and Papaw for the Star Wars Lego's
oh and the socks and underwear too. Plus my early gifts you gave
me on Cole's birthday at your house. My Star Wars helmet and Laser gun.
Love you bunches.
Thanks Mr and Mrs V for the Cash!!!!
Thanks B for the Target Gift Card
The Cool Wall-E Cake
Who Knew the Boy could fly?
Here comes Mason The Birthday Boy!
Here comes JP
I Just love his facial expression
A Big Thanks to these 2 for bringing the big water slide
for the Birthday Party. The kids Loved it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Old Picture Monday

Old Picture Monday
This is me back in 1969 photo was taken in Italy.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

7 Years Old

Happy 7 th Birthday Mason!!
{Mason James Spengler, August 17,2001}
He came in by C-Section at 6 lbs, 11 oz. and 19 1/2 inches Long at 12:52 p.m.
Oh My Gosh He is 7........7, 7,7,7,7 it's to hard to believe.....I am having a real hard time accepting that he is 7 and not my baby anymore. He starts 2nd grade this year!
Mason~ We all love you so much your such a sweet boy and are a wonderful blessing to our family.
I Love you My Sweet Litte red Mason Bear. God Bless You.
Love, Mommy

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Photo Day

I took the Boys down to our local park and did a mini photo shoot yesterday, They don't care to much about doing photo shoots but...they decided to go along with me, told them it would be my present for my birthday from them.
But hey in the end they Got Hot dogs from Granzin's Meat Market they where good.
What made it even better for me was it was customer appreciation day and the hot dogs where free!!!! So Glad the hubby got the flyer on it the day before.
Click on the thumbnail below for a photo montage.
Then leave me a comment that you were here and let me know what you think.