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Old 07-25-2011, 11:30 PM   #4111
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Many things make me smile. I spend most of my time with a smile on my face. I try to look at everything in a way where I see the good more than the bad. Since the loss of my mother in December of last year, I have cried more than any other time in my life, and my smile is not around as much as I would like it to be. I know it will get better at some point, but sometimes I beat my self over the fact that I am still crying so much. Reading the things that make everyone smile is fun for me and I smile while reading your stories. Thank you all for that! This weekend I smiled because my adult son told a story about his childhood illness to friends (where I was also present). In his story he said wonderful things about me with an understanding I was not aware that he had. He talked about how it was because of his mom that he knew that he would live and would be ok. God bless my "boy" and his life! He sure did make me proud, and yes he made me smile.
Chopper, that made me smile too! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:31 PM   #4112
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:39 PM   #4113
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sounds like a super nice guy, babe.

and one more smile here from chopper!

i know a few of us continuously post things about our kids in this thread, but there is no deeper love than for that of your children, and the smiles just flow from it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:26 PM   #4114
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Got a call from our grandson this afternoon from Paris France. So glad to hear that his new job is going well. He said that a lot of shops close down this month because of vacations but theirs is staying open so they are getting a lot of business. Nice to get some good news for a change.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #4115
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my babies were here again today, for a couple hours. lots and lots of smiles. and some out right laughter.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:20 PM   #4116
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My two cats, pip and bam, who are always acting silly...
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:53 PM   #4117
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Had Olivia here yesterday after her first day of kindergarten. boy did she look cute and was she full of how school was. She had a wonderful time with the kids, loves her teacher and the teachers mom who helps out. I thnk we have another one who loves school. She dove into her lunch a bologna and cheese sammie with what she calls salad (a lettuce leaf) chocolate chip cookies and potatoe chips plus carrots. Boy can that kid put it away
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:11 PM   #4118
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Sounds wonderful kades! Your babies are sure growing up.

Speaking of babies growing up, last night I taught some basic cake decorating techniques to a group of four 11 year olds who were having a sleep over at our church. Three of them I knew as literal babies and their two leaders, in their late teens, were in my Sunday school classes.

I decided instead of writing a lesson plan as I do with my one on one lessons, I would just show some basics and then let them at the pile of 5 dozen cupcakes. I left my tool kit and supplies (frosting, fondant, sprinkles, etc.) and went back this morning to see the "damage" and collect my stuff. They cleaned everything up, put it back best they could and had a pile of gorgeous cupcakes to show for it.

I had an excellent time helping and just watching them work. With all the stuff going on at home, it was nice to know that DH was helping Dad and I could just relax and enjoy. The memories of this will be able to bring a smile on my face when needed for a long time.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:14 PM   #4119
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Kades and LP, you both made me smile!
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:51 AM   #4120
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Sounds wonderful kades! Your babies are sure growing up.

Speaking of babies growing up, last night I taught some basic cake decorating techniques to a group of four 11 year olds who were having a sleep over at our church. Three of them I knew as literal babies and their two leaders, in their late teens, were in my Sunday school classes.

I decided instead of writing a lesson plan as I do with my one on one lessons, I would just show some basics and then let them at the pile of 5 dozen cupcakes. I left my tool kit and supplies (frosting, fondant, sprinkles, etc.) and went back this morning to see the "damage" and collect my stuff. They cleaned everything up, put it back best they could and had a pile of gorgeous cupcakes to show for it.

I had an excellent time helping and just watching them work. With all the stuff going on at home, it was nice to know that DH was helping Dad and I could just relax and enjoy. The memories of this will be able to bring a smile on my face when needed for a long time.
What I'd give to have your talent LP it must give you such pleasure to give these kids the chance to bake and be inovative. Just think what the future holds for them. Yes my babies are growing so fast I hate to blink for fear they will be taller than I am
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