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First and foremost, I am a child of God! I am also the wife of a superhero who has loved and supported me since I was a child. I am a mother of three wonderful children who have taught me how to live, love and throw mini temper-tantrums and hissy-fits (especially now that they are older)! AND [very exciting] I'm an author! My book, A Little Yellow Star, is a Christian Children's book about seeing God in all things. There is more information at the bottom of my blog - Hope you'll check it out, and if you do, I hope you LOVE it!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Patience Hat!

Today, I am wearing my patience hat. It’s flaming red in color and steaming hot to the touch. It is constantly on the verge of boiling over and it probably would if it weren’t for the two straps that keep it on  -  prayer and forgiveness. As well as, and most importantly, the clasp known as The Love of God that keeps everything fitting perfectly and keeps patience on the top of my head and not spilled and splattered all over the place!
It’s day three of Spring Break and the kids and I are having a great time. Today we all decided that we would go to the bike trail (did you hear that – “…we ALL decided…”?). We have a very cool bike trail that is within a few driving miles of our house. We park at the library and take the trail from there. It’s three miles long and if you don’t have someone to pick you up at the end of the trail, and you have to ride it back, then it’s six miles! Don’t be jealous of my mad math skills!! Afterwards, we always go to the library. It’s a great day all around and the kids love it.
Today, as the wind is blowing through my hair and my beautiful children are complaining that their legs are starting to hurt, I’m thinking that I’m going to go home and put on my Mother-Of-The-Year Hat!! Well, you know what they say about Best Laid Plans?? I don’t either but I’m thinking that it goes something like, “…always end in failure if there is a twelve-year-old girl involved!”
Why does her attitude come out when I’m trying to do something nice? Why can’t she save her attitude for her father or her friends?? Why do I ALWAYS get the brunt of that girl’s hissy-fits??? Ugh! She is riding a thousand feet in front of us. She’s not waiting for us at the stop signs or cross-walks AND every time she stops she’s texting someone! REALLY?! Come on! This is family time!
I have no idea what crawled up that girls britches but she wanted everyone, especially me, to know that she was not happy! So, with my patience hat securely intact, I reassured her that she would NOT be going to the library afterwards and she most certainly WOULD NOT be going to Rita’s after that (do you like how I sweetened the deal by adding Rita’s to the mix?). Well, after that, it was like she just took a whole bottle of Midol – she was great!!
So, we went to the library and Rita’s (I couldn’t say “No” at that point!) and now we are home planning what movie we are going to see. Hmmmmm!! Maybe I’ll go dig for my Mother-Of-The-Year Hat after all!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm On YouTube!

I’m wearing my technology hat, again! After several weeks of editing and re-doing my book trailer, I’ve finally finished…and it’s posted on YouTube!! I am so excited!
I’ve heard that Justin Bieber got his start on YouTube and I see it on t.v. all the time – someone who does something goofy or a cute dancing baby, who all get there 15 minutes from posting their video on the internet. Well, it’s my turn…
Of course, as with most of the hats that I wear, there is a flaw! I can’t figure out how to attach a link to it on my blog site. So, I’m putting it here, on my actual blog, because that’s all I can figure out how to do! So, enjoy, and PLEASE, Please, please help me spread the word by passing it on to your friends.
Thank You!
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The link to the actual YouTube video is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpJn147ACsE&feature=channel_video_title

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Baseball Hat!

Today I am wearing my baseball hat! I love my baseball hat. It fits perfectly on my head, with my ponytail bobbing out the back (I can’t wear a fitted one, my hair is too big) and my sunglasses on. Most of the time I have on a red baseball hat with a big white “W” embroidered on the front. Sometimes I switch it up and wear my visor but it’s always red and it’s always adorned with a “W”. Paired with my score book in hand, I am ready for the game…
If you can’t tell, Little League Baseball has begun! Practice actually started a few weeks ago, but last night it was official – Let the Games Begin! It truly feels like the kickoff to Spring. It’s still chilly and we get rained out almost every other game. But, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the lime is perfectly lined, the orange dirt is nicely raked and the bases are pure white…it’s ball time!
I have two boys who play. My daughter used to play softball, but she’s taken a break to do gymnastics this season. My oldest son is 9 and he’s playing in the Minor Leagues this season. My youngest is 7 and he’s in Instructional still. My husband coaches the Instructional team and assistant coaches the Minor team…so we are there A LOT!!
Oh, I’m the “Team Mom!” Which, really just means that I keep score and I have to be the Big Bad Boss Man in the dugout! I really love it, though! You get to know the kids and they get used to your quirks, by the end of the season we are a well oiled machine.
Last night is was my 7 year old son’s first game. He was only up to bat twice and the first time he struck out. The second time, however, he hit two foul balls and then a line drive down the first base line…right into the glove of the first baseman! OUT!! Poor thing! But, he hit the ball and he was very happy.
Tonight, it was my 9 year old son’s first game. It’s a little more cut-throat in the Minor’s but I think, for as young as this team is, they held their own pretty good. In the last inning, my son pitched for the first time. He had a bit of trouble getting the ball over home plate, but he did his best and his best wasn’t all that bad. He even has a few strike-outs on his resume now!!
So, it’s been a great week for baseball and I’m looking forward to this season. But, for now, I’m hanging up my baseball hat and hitting the sheets. Good night!