Monday, November 30, 2009

If you watch Nick Jr. know that the Laurie Berkner Band has some pretty cool kid songs.
You know, the kind of songs that don't make you crazy when you hear them
over and over and over...
So, when I saw she was coming to the area,
and was having a pajama party concert,
I knew we had to go!

The concert was at the Long Beach Terrace Theater.
And my kids would've been happy playing
around the fountain all day!

But, once inside, it was all about the music.
And the dancing.
And the jumping.
And the singing.
And the giggling.

We were in good company, too!
And, I think we had the cutest jammies there!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful. Part Three. Kiddos

Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring—quite often the hard way.
Pamela Dugdale
It was when I had my first child that I understood how much my mother loved me.
-- From "For Mother - A Bouquet of Sentiments"

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful. Part Two. Friends

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."- Anais Nin

"Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend,
as you will always find me yours."~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.-- Albert Camus

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy.
Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~ Leo Buscaglia

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

In my friend, I find a second self. ~Isabel Norton
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an
encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
~Albert Schweitzer
(Another disclaimer...I would probably crash if I was able to post all the pictures of my wonderful friends. I am very blessed.
If you are not pictured, you know it is not out of neglect!)

Thankful. Part One. Family.

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ~Jane Howard

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-- John Bowring

And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen.
~Ward Elliot Hour

(disclaimer...not all family members are accounted for here...I am blessed with even more people on the family tree, I just couldn't find enough pictures on my computer.)