“How fun!” I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week. Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:
Happy Almost Mother’s Day Weekend! Here is a wonderful post that Ed wrote about his mother. There’s a little humor in it. I am blessed to have such a wonderful mother-in-law.
My mom doesn’t own a computer, so she probably will never read this, but I just want to say that I am very blessed to have her! She spent countless hours reading to my brother and I. I know that she still prays for us like no one else! My mom is a wonderful grandmother to my children. I am glad that we will get to spend some time with her on Sunday.
I want to thank Joanne from Days and Thoughts. She had a book giveaway for Rhinestone Jesus that I was blessed to have won. I’m so excited to read it! And, you really need to read Joanne’s blog. It’s wonderful! <3
Did you see this great bundle of e-books about blogging from Blogelina? I downloaded them. It usually retails for $37 but she’s giving it away free until Mother’s Day!
LeeAnn Taylor shared this wonderful Tired Mother’s Creed from Lisa-Jo Baker who wrote Surprised by Motherhood. LeeAnn’s post also contains a free download for you and a giveaway contest for the book!
My family has become totally enamored with the panda and her baby at the Smithsonian National Zoo. You can watch their antics on the Panda Cam. (Also, since my oldest daughter lives in the D.C. area, I feel closer to her because I can see what kind of weather they are having. I’m a little odd like that. lol )
What we are eating next week:
- Saturday Seven Layer Salad, Salmon
- Sunday Mother’s Day Picnic- Chicken Salad (you know how I love cranberries!), Croissants, lettuce, Waldorf Salad, Tarts
- Monday Spatchcock Chicken, baked potatoes, green beans
- Tuesday Cheesy Hasselback Chicken, broccoli
- Wednesday Pizza, cut up vegetables
- Thursday Leftover Easter Ham (from frozen), beans, corn bread, cooked carrots
- Friday Beef and Bean Burritos, Spanish rice, Corn, Lettuce, Tomatoes
Baking this weekend: Tarts
We have a nice printable, high-resolution Mother’s Day card set for you this week! It might make a nice project for you to print out and make with your little ones. Grandmas need Mother’s Day cards from their grand babies! 🙂 There is a card, two gift tags, a liner for an A2 envelope, and even a template for a homemade A2 envelope if you don’t have a spare. All of these files will print out at 100% on an 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper. Trim and fold the card per the tick marks on the document. The 2″x3″ gift tags are the perfect thing to attach to a gift or a bouquet of flowers. Cut out the envelope liner along the black line and glue it into an A2 envelope to “dress it up” a little. If you don’t have an A2 handy, print out the template on some nice paper, trim it out and fold it per the instruction sheet. Click the links below to download each file.
Click here for the Tags and Envelope Insert
Click here for the A2 Envelope Template
And click here for instructions for the A2 envelope
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Have a great weekend! Remember Philippians 4:8. “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
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