Tuesday, May 26, 2009

{Tuesday Thought}

When I was 5 years old,
my mom always told me that 
happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked
me what I wanted to be
when I grew up.
I wrote down "happy."
They told me I didn't 
understand the assignment
and I told them
they didn't understand 

— l'Eco di Bru

image via:e.cake

Monday, May 25, 2009

{A little French Girl and Once Upon A Time!}

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

I ran across this and flipped out! 
Is there a way to have a French baby, that 
speaks French even if I am not, well, French?!

Oh that would be delightful! I am learning French does that help? Smile!

Oh my goodness I could eat her up!

Turn off music below, then hit play.

I hope it brings a smile to your day.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

{You are Brave}

For you my friend. You are Brave and so loved by the God that loves you most!
Turn off the music first at the bottom, then hit play.

{Ahhhh, relax!}

Happy Days, Happy thoughts, Happy life...

Wishing you all a RESTFUL Memorial Day Weekend!

Blessings, k.

image via: sarah kaye

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

{Smile Like You Mean It!}

I pray her life wishes to come true!
Love those curls that fall around her face like a halo!
Yesterday was this little one's birthday. She is eight now! 
When did that happen? 
Oh, I love this little one with everything in me. 
And that is saying it lightly!
That has to be what you as life givers to your babies feel, but more because they are your very own children. 

At any rate, she is as close as it gets for me for now and I can't even find words to express without getting a huge smile to tell you how much I not only love, but like her too as just a good person. 

I would give my life for her, I just would! 
(Wendy and PG...No we did not understand these sculptures! HA!)

So, to define her personality would be in a statement she said long ago. She woke up one morning and the first words out of her sweet mouth were,
"Did I miss Anything?!!!!!!!!".

• She lives life BIG and loves big.
• She is Resilient and BRAVE!
• She loves God and talks with me as if she has experiences 
with Him in real time! Nothing weird, just pure!
• She does NOT Fear! But has this BIG FAITH!
•She loves all of God's animals...,even slugs...eeeek!
• She is so very intelligent that it is crazy!
....She got that from her Mamma!
• She is a problem solver and biggest giver.
•She is always up for Adventure! (Even if that is a waterslide that is free fall at 120ft! And then asks if she can do it again!)

• She knows how to laugh.
• She is creative!
• She knows when to be serious.

Selfishly, for me she knows how to hold my face with her tender little hands and just look me in the eyes and smile and I start giggling and all is good in the world again.

She is the calm to anyone...,in any storm. 
She would be that for you too. In a heartbeat!

Next to God, she is the greatest 
thing that has EVER happened to me in this life!
She lives life so big and just so full of life. She gives hugs as if she were reaching into your heart and holding it itself. She is as funny as the day is long, and my dearest of friends in life are constantly bantered with my repeating things she said.
After going to Paige's once we were riding home. She said "Kiki, is there anything you don't know that I need to teach you?" Long story short she taught me how to laugh.

PG Laughter Recipe:
Get calm
Take a deeeeeeep breath in.
Now let it out and smile big.
The laughter cannot help but come out.
Then there is always a wind down breath
 as if to sye and a lull and the giggles started again!

There are also PG Recipes for whistling 
and putting a little extra lovin in food while she is cooking.

She has taught me to just find the happy in me and take every opportunity to laugh-out-loud, and live life so big!

Oh yes we are! Recreating human art! A typical moment with PG! :)

So, even though your sweet birthday was yesterday. I want you to know my Lulupie that I love you with all my heart and so very glad that the world gets to experience a happy soul like yours!
In ending, this is something she might say you in a daily teaching from Peyton Grace's amazing mind...

BECOME YOUR OWN HAPPINESS GURU... Happiness comes from within! If you’re not happy, change it – you and only you, are in charge of your happiness! To speak negative words, you must be thinking them, so think positive. Change your thoughts and change what you say! Make up your own personal positive mantra which you say each day. Sure you’ll feel funny at first but making a daily pledge is a reminder of your inner strength and gradually words will change the way you think, and feel.

Happy Day to Each of You! 
May you find blessings sweetly falling all over you!

Monday, May 18, 2009

{Happy Monday Heart}

I woke up singing this song, "Singing in the Rain" this morning.  
Now that is a good way to wake up, even if I only got 2 hours of sleep!

Funny, it has rained so much in GA these days that I have come to truly love it!
Still the ever sunshine girl, but rain as of late just feels refreshing.
(Turn the music off at the bottom of the page and then hit the play button.)

This GE ecomagination commercial always makes me smile as it brings
memories of early mornings with my niece, Peyton Grace when she was itty bitty.
So, I am posting for your Monday too. 

Hope your Monday finds you smiling and ready to take on the world today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

{Thursday Thought}

Life is too colorful to live your life beige! 
Life is too amazing not to live it always in a grateful place and full of faith!

So live life and live it Amazing!

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take....
But by the moments that take our breath away.”

Image via: Rosie Hardy.  Thank you Naturally Nina for this life reminder.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

{Happy Birthday Lissa!!!!!}

Happy Birthday Lissa!!!!!
In life they say if you can count your friends on one hand you are blessed.
Lissa you are a blessing to me and soooooooooo many! 
So, I wanted to thank you for your friendship and well, just to wish you the best of days today!
I hope you feel smiles from all that are near and dear to you!
I hope this year for you brings delight and amazing blessings to you and your family.
Thank you for you and, well,  thank you God for making one of the sweetest souls on earth!
Happy Birthday To Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Birthday hug to you my friend!

For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to experience her wonderful blog "Humble Pie" click on the words humble pie and head on over. You will be blessed and smile much.

Monday, May 11, 2009

{Happy Day After Mom's Day}

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within 
me there lay an invincible summer.
-- Albert Camus (1913-1960) French Writer

The invincible summer was found in time with family yesterday. 
It was one of the best days with my family, EVER! 

Many crazy silly images to post, but wish to share them with my 
Mom, so she can post the crazy daisy fun along with me! So check back tomorrow.

Mom, Wendy, Kelly (last night and her RJ-her husband and kids), Gretchen and Peyton Grace 
thank you for making it one of the most awesome days yesterday!  

I love each of you much!

Happy and successful Monday to you! 
Hope all of you mother's had a wonderful day yesterday!

Friday, May 8, 2009

{Happy Sweet Mom's Day}


you are...

...a song after a sweet rain
...fun..., no, on second thought, a blast!
...the color yellow and red, and sometimes robins egg blue in personality
...rebellious (love that!)
...soooo creative
...God serving
...beautiful soul!

You are my person I talk to every morning. You are my Mom. Oh yes, and Mom to three other girls. You are in a way too the Dad your girls never had (You know what I am saying!).  You are a Grammy and Mum.  You are my confidant. You are the person I can talk about earth, Heaven, character, integrity, God and well, politics/current events with. You are laughter to me, and sunshine all wrapped up in one. You are sweet friends to each of my friends given to me in this life, and that makes each of them your friends too. You are the person I love talking creative anything with and dreams as well. You are a genius in IQ level! You are a missionary, business woman and farm girl all wrapped up in one. You are a giver and taught your girls about being a woman that is of substance not by what you ever said, but in every action you took throughout life. You enjoy the yummy taste of coffee along with me and know my heart better than anyone. You have always been my true friend. You are adventurous and daring.  You are more fun than I will ever be..., and well you are just "my person" and a living-breathing rainbow to me and every person you touch in this life. 

Love you my Mon amiĆ©!

..., and well every other nickname given to you....Graham Cracker, SueBee, MYMOM, Mamma, 
Susan, Suzanne, Grammy, Mum, Polly, Mom, My person
and God would call you His Girl!

So glad I get to experience you in life!

xo!!!!!!! Me

{Sweet Sisters}

I love these girlies.

Just fun and sweet picture of my sisters (Gretchen and Wendy) 
minus the older one, Kelly from my Mom's birthday last September. 
It has been in my file for a while to post. The party was a cowgirl theme...hence my get-up in wear! HA! I am a city girl and now farm-girl-in-training and had no cowgirl wear. So I went as biker farm-girl. A girl has to do what a girl has to do, smile!

{Friday Thought}
"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful
than the belief that she is in fact beautiful 
all the way down to her soul."
-Sophia Loren

Happy Weekend to you and I hope you feel BEAUTIFUL today!

Happy Mamma's day to each of you girls in blogs that I adore!
You each are such a true blessing to me and I hope 
I can find a way to bless each of you 100 fold!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

{Powerful Women's Motto}

Live your life in such a way
that when your feet hit the floor
in the morning
Satan shutters and says....
Oh shit, she's awake!

My sister Kelly read me this quote to me this morning.
It made me smile big!
Yes, I said a cuss word, but it's okay sometimes. 
Just me keeping it real with ya!

Trust me that this sweet girly that loves God has said much worse, but try to calm that part of me. Sometimes better than others, smile! 

Yep, pinched myself, ouch that hurt, yes, in fact human! 
{...Insert smile here!}

Sometimes, I have to be encouraged in a in your face kind of way.

Hope it makes you smile too!

Image via: Cig Harvey {love this photographers work!}

Sunday, May 3, 2009

{Tuesday Smile}

"Faith goes up the stairs love has built and 
looks out the window which hope has opened."
--Charles Spurgeon

Motivational thought for your day...

"If you are experiencing extreme stress today, use it for faith. 
Don't let stress or doubt use you! 
Expect favor, work hard, look to the future and hope big!" 

Wishing you an Amazing Tuesday!

Image via: Sarah Kaye

{Sweet Roof Moments!}

Me (Left) and my sister Wendy (Right)!

I ran across this picture tonight and had to post. My Mom and sister, Gretchen have a farm, called Sweet Grace Farms.  This above (Mom's farm house) is my favorite part of this place. One can climb out the front bedroom window and there you are on the roof of the porch, looking up at the beautiful sky and across the field to the horses, with a sweet breeze grazing your face.   

Wendy (Woo..., as we call her) and I found ourselves one sweet afternoon just talking about things of the heart, dreams and just life talk. Things that only two sisters as close as twins would understand. No, she is not my twin, but we just know things about one another when the other is not around. I can feel in my heart when she is not ok and need to call her. She knows my heart like that too. She is my life friend, as close as my breath and we just clicked from little itty bitty girls and find great in one another and the ability to dust the other off, wipe the tears, stand the other up and say you can do it, or really laugh hysterically about anything in one another's company.

 The farm is beautiful, and so very much is true of Wendy's heart that is this strikingly funny woman, who is a tough cookie on the outside, but the most tender and generous of souls on the inside. I think that is why we click because I am very tender on the outside, but very much as if steel in the core of me. We just seemed since the beginning to balance one another out.  
Woo, I love you precious sister of mine! Love L.B.

I think it would be all too amazing to climb on that roof one night of a meteor shower, or any starry night really, with a yummy beverage and tender talk.
The dark sky and sweet breeze would welcome a starry night just like that!