Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Day For Quotes ~Touch Another Life With Love

"Christmas happens everywhere every time someone reaches out to touch another life with love." ~ Carol Duerksen

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. ~ Francis P. Church


What is the beginning? Love. What is the course. Love still. What the goal. The goal is love. ~ Christina Rossetti

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. ~Leo Buscaglia

Love is life. All, everything that I understand I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source. ~ Leo Tolstoy


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. Love never fails ... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ~1 Corinthians 13:4–8a, 13

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh That’s Right, I Have a Blog

Waves “hi”.

Pardon my absence, things have been a little crazy around here! Between getting ready for Christmas, trying to work things out about who goes to who's house on Christmas and one of the worst workloads at my job ever I just haven’t had the chance to be here.

I know I am not telling you all anything you haven’t experiences yourselves. I have seen many posts this week on how behind or overwhelmed everyone is!

I finally scored 4 days in a row off, and am going to make somewhat of an attempt to get caught up! Beginning with my favorite picture of the week!!

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Like my Charlie Brown Christmas tree? One of the many things I got from a giveaway I won from Modern Wall Graphics – Wall Slicks!

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I plan to be around tomorrow as well, but just in case I am not I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday from the Day With Two family. May your holiday be as wonderful as you all have been to me!

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Day For Quotes ~45 Lessons in Life

A friend of mine sent me this in an email this week. How he knew I needed to remember a few of these this week I will never know. The list was too good not to share it with you all.

Happy Sunday my friends, I hope your holiday shopping is done and you can enjoy your week!

  • Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  • When in doubt, just take the next small step

  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

  • Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

  • Pay off your credit cards every month.

  • You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

  • Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

  • It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

  • Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

  • When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

  • Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

  • It's OK to let your children see you cry

  • Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

  • If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

  • Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

  • Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

  • Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

  • Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

  • It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

  • When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

  • Over prepare, then go with the flow.

  • Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

  • The most important sex organ is the brain.

  • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

  • Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".

  • Always choose life.

  • Forgive everyone everything.

  • What other people think of you is none of your business....

  • Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

  • Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

  • Believe in miracles.

  • God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

  • Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

  • Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

  • Your children get only one childhood.

  • All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

  • Get outside every day.

  • Miracles are waiting everywhere.

  • If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

  • The best is yet to come.

  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

  • Yield.

  • Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Day For Quotes ~Funny Christmas

I plan on posting some serious Christmas quotes as we get closer to the holiday, but thought you might enjoy some funny ones I found today.  Hope you find one that makes you smile!


Christmas is a race to see which gives out first... your money or your feet. 




You can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles three things... a rainy day, an ill loved one and tangled Christmas tree lights.


May you hear those three little words at Christmas: No Assembly Required!





Decorate your homes with lots of mistletoe... this won't really help the environment... But more kissing has got to be good for world peace.



If you love quotes and like to post them on your blog, please feel free to link up below! I will post quotes and the Linky Tool every Sunday, and since I love reading other’s I will visit yours every week!


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Little Diva

Sorry i haven’t been here the last few weeks.  Someone rocked my work world again and I just had to take some time to regroup.   Nothing to bad on my end, except more workload because my boss needed to take some time off (read 3 months!) so he could regroup.  Sigh….


Jumping back in with an easy one….my sweet Angel and her mini fashion show: 


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I will be here tomorrow for A Day For Quotes, and am going to try and visit some of my favorite people I have missed so much this week (and maybe hit up a few giveaways too)!!

Have a great weekend my friends…


Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Day For Quotes: Random

It was one of those weeks…. One where you love your family, and you could just scream at them at the same time! Thankfully (that is the word of the week is it not?) everything turned out just great. Funny enough it was, for me anyway, one of the best Thanksgivings I have ever had.

My brother’s wife extended an invitation to us to visit their house on Thanksgiving (Bless her beautiful heart). After convincing my Mother it would be fine if we had to share Thanksgiving with her family as well as ours, a wonderful time was had by all. Sadly, a bitter taste was left in my mouth about the whole “who gets who, and which family gets whom on Thanksgiving” thing. We ended up blending 2 families that know each other not at all, and had an absolutely blessed day.

So today, I give you a few random quotes from some of the things I have learned this week: Happy late Thanksgiving everyone!!

From Erin over at Slice o’ Heaven: (You really need to read her post!)

1: the act of giving thanks
2: a prayer expressing gratitude
3: a day appointed for giving thanks for divine goodness: as the fourth Thursday in November observed as a legal holiday in the United States.

And from one of my favorite bloggers, (that I missed so much when she was gone!) Her Inspiration on her header just spoke to me. It was a reminder of the beautiful things in life! Thank you Cupcake!

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing alot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
- Audrey Hepburn

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My absolute favorite picture from Thanksgiving. The one in black is my Angel. The other 3 are my brothers. Funny enough we are missing my brother’s oldest, and my youngest.

Quote of the week for me:

It’s not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

If you love quotes and like to post them on your blog, please feel free to link up below! I will post quotes and the Linky Tool every Sunday, and since I love reading other’s I will visit yours every week!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

And if Mom Takes Away Your Princess Tea Cart…

If Mom Takes Away your Princess Cart:

You might just steal her beer box to push your brother around in!

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That is Blue Bear by the way. Washed 1,259 times, lost 5 times, but long time friend and companion for 4 years!

A Day For Quotes ~Thankful

Thanksgiving in 4 days?? Did this year past very fast or is that just me? Here are a few quotes to get your Thanksgiving week started. Have a great week my friends!

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. ~E.P. Powell

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin


We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Author Unknown


Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness. ~Robert Casper Lintner

If you love quotes and like to post them on your blog, please feel free to link up below! I will post quotes and the Linky Tool every Sunday, and since I love reading other’s I will visit yours every week!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~Yet Another Use For the Princess Tea Cart

Why driving your brother around while he reads don’t you know!

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For more Wordless Wednesday visit a few of my favorites:

Slice o' Heaven

Jolly Mom

Go Graham Go

Busy Working Mama

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Day For Quotes ~Priorities

Sunday again?  How fast the weeks are flying by.  I have a few quotes on priorities for you this week, I hope I will remember some of them when I am working on my own.  Have a great week!


A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. ~ Forest Witcraft


The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. ~ Stephen Covey




We are so busy doing the urgent that we don't have time to do the important. ~ Confucius





Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, “I wish I had,” or “I’m glad I did.” ~Zig Ziglar

If you love quotes and like to post them on your blog, please feel free to link up below! I will post quotes and the Linky Tool every Sunday, and since I love reading other’s I will visit yours every week!

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~God Bless the USA


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My Military Cousin OJ and his Wife.  OJ is in Afghanistan as we speak, leaving his wife and 15 month old daughter at home.   OJ is a Marine.  Thank you Veterans, and all active military duty men & women, God Bless the USA. 

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. -Martin Luther

For more Wordless Wednesday, please visit:


Look What Mom Found and Dad Too!

Jolly Mom

Go Graham Go


Monday, November 08, 2010

In My (Work) Neighborhood Tuesday ~Things that make you say “Awwww”

In my work neighborhood we have what I loving refer to as our '”backyard”.  When you step out of our backdoor at the bus garage, you are looking out at a large blank field with train tracks running across them.  Every spring a Mommy Fox returns to a den she has there and gives birth to her babies.  These pictures are from a spring when we caught Mommy Fox and her babies on camera. 


Here is mommy fox, you can see her den there and how close she is to the train tracks!  Thankfully, the tracks are used very infrequently! 


 This year she had 2 pups.  Some years there are up to 5! 


Tiny fox, just chillin’

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Got a great picture that makes you say Awwwww??  Well that is the assignment for the week over at Eighty MPH Mom!

So go get your picture put up and join in for In My Neighborhood Tuesday


Eighty MPH Mom In My Neighborhood Tuesday

Next assignments are:

November 16th: Rocks. Rocks that look like something else, or something else that looks like it is a rock.

November 23rd: Neighborhoods. Show us something unique about your neighborhood.

November 30th:  Interesting Weather – show us your best shot of any type of weather!

December 7th:  Turn that frown upside down – do something to make someone smile, and take a photo of that smile!


Sunday, November 07, 2010

A Day For Quotes ~Siblings

Happy Sunday everyone!  Did you remember Day Light Savings time??  This week I have put together a few quotes on siblings, since I have a set in my house and well, I have one too!


Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet  ~Vietnamese Proverb


Sibling relationships...outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust. ~ Erica E. Goode


I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.  ~Maya Angelou


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A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.  ~ Isadora James


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There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother ...Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too. ~Anna Quindlan


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


Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it's like to have been brought up the way you were.  ~ Betsy Cohen


If you love quotes and like to post them on your blog, please feel free to link up below! I will post quotes and the Linky Tool every Sunday, and since I love reading other’s I will visit yours every week!

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~Halloween of Course!

Our 3 little ghouls on Halloween night…

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Getting ready to trick-or-treat!  My Cutie Bug = Batman!  My Angel was turned into a Skull Fairy and our friend M was the Angel/Devil!


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Kind of a Gangster Batman in this one!



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This girl is starting to scare me, she is way to pretty!



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A few days before Halloween at our local Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event (these people gave out way to much candy BTW, the bags were full to the brim!!) My Angel’s costume had awesome wings, but she was pretty tired of them by Halloween!!  

Have to put a Shout Out here: Many thanks to Anytime Costumes and Nichol over at Kiddies Corner Deals for the sweet giveaway win of my daughters Skull Fairy costume!! 


For more Wordless Wednesday, a few of my favorites are:


Look What Mom Found and Dad Too! 

Jolly Mom

Go Graham Go

Slice O’ Heaven


Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Day For Quotes ~Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!  My your day be filled with fun!  Here are a few Halloween related quotes/poem, along with a look back on our past Halloweens.  Everyone be safe out there today!!



It's Halloween! It's Halloween! The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls, Grinning goblins fighting duels
Werewolves rising from their tombs, Witches on their magic brooms
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat
Tonight we are the king and queen, For oh tonight it's Halloween!
Jack Prelutsky

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There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. -Linus Van Pelt in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown



Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen



Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
~Steve Almond




The witches’ fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"
- Nina Willis Walter




If you love quotes and like to post them on your blog, please feel free to link up below! I will post quotes and the Linky Tool every Sunday, and since I love reading other’s I will visit yours every week!

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