Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday

We Love You!
Elijah, Sophie, Macklin and Will

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

It has been a good day around here I hope you have had a good one too!

The girls both brought home a questionnaire about me from school and I thought I would share their perception of me!

According to Sophie:

I am 20 years old.

I am 11 feet tall and weigh 7 lbs ;0).

Her favorite thing to do with me is play dress up.

I work on the computer before school.

I say "clean up your room" a lot.

My favorite food is onions.

My favorite television show is Dora.

I do not sing in the car and I cannot dance.

I work at school.

She loves me a whole lot.

According to Macklin:

My 3 favorite places to go are Kroger, School and Publix.

The five special people she would invite to celebrate with me are Grannie, Papa, Manda, Jessica and Jana.

If she were in charge of cooking for me for an entire day she would make:
(her spellings)

Cerel and eggs

Pizza and mushrooms

Spigetti and for dessert: Chocholte mousse

(I don't know why she can spell mousse correctly and not chocolate :0) )

The three chores that she would help me with are:

Making my bed

Setting the table

Sweeping the kitchen

Watching Sophie while I rest.

(she couldn't stop at 3, wish this was real life)

And finally, my favorite things to to are scrapbook and teach!

Funny stuff.
I am very blessed to be the Mommy to three of the best kids ever!

Monday, May 04, 2009

They have music........

Elijah and Macklin's piano recital was last night. Elijah has taken
lessons for 4 1/2 years and Macklin just completed her 2nd year.
They both enjoy playing and love Mrs. Christy. This is their last year
with Mrs. Christy because she will be returning to teaching elementary school
full time in the fall. Below are short videos of their pieces.

macklin piano 1 from Ashley Zehr on Vimeo.

Elijah piano 1 from Ashley Zehr on Vimeo.

macklin piano 2 from Ashley Zehr on Vimeo.

elijah piano 2 from Ashley Zehr on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Sophie!

S-Sweet and Sassy

You are a precious gift and I can not believe that you are 4 years old already! I love you! Mommy

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We hope

your day was

as blessed

as ours!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Dann!

I am blessed to have spent the last 17 of your 45 years with you!
I love you honey!

Sunday, April 05, 2009


This past Friday night we decided to stay at home for a family night. While deciding what we would have for dinner it occurred to me that my kids have never fondued (is that a word??) with anything but chocolate. It probably has something to do with the flaming pot of oil that you use to cook your food! I decided that with supervision that they probably could handle it. Fonduing (again, is that a word?) was one of my favorite meals to eat with my family when I was a kid ( can you say 1970's burnt orange fondue pot?) and I wanted to share that with my kids.
They really got a kick out of it and enjoyed cooking their own food. I am happy to report that no one got burned.
Sophie was my most skeptical diner. She did not want to get her food "wet". I explained to her that her food had to get "wet" in order for it to be cooked! I am pretty sure she ate an entire raw zucchini one slice at a time but she did eventually eat some chicken and fried cheese and potatoes.
It was a fun family meal that we plan to do again soon.
Now, if someone will tell me what to do with that nasty pot of oil !!!!!
(Sorry that we didn't think to take a photo until we were almost finished. It was more appetizing at the beginning :0P )

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

An April Fool

This morning while Macklin was getting ready for school she said

"Mom, Mrs. Moore said that if we did well on our science test that we could go on a school bus on a field trip to hear Dave Ramsey."
Dave Ramsey????

I know that times are tough and the economy is lagging some but why would you take 2nd graders to hear a seminar about getting out of debt? Most second graders do not have debt!

So I said "Dave Ramsey?" "Are you sure?" To which she replied "Mom, APRIL FOOLS!!!!
I honestly fell for it. So I guess that makes me an April fool!

She is such a funny girl. She has to write sentences each week for her spelling words. Her sentences this week cracked me up! Her sentences for the words short, force and for were:

To make a long story short, she hit me and I hit her.

The Stars Wars people use force.

I cannot think of a sentence for this word.
I wonder if her teacher thinks she is as clever as I do?

Good night from an April Fool!
(photo taken on the occassion of her sassy new hair cut she got during spring break)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top o' the evenin' to ya!

May the friendships you make,Be those which endure,
And all of your grey clouds Be small ones for sure.
And trusting in Him To Whom we all pray,
May a song fill your heart, Every step of the way.
An Irish Blessing
I am blessed to have a group of friends that have endured thru life's ups and downs. We all have a pack of youngin's and husbands that keep us busy but we are blessed to get together once a month for a girl's night. This month Amanda was in town to eat with us. I count my time with this group of ladies ( and the ones that were missing this month) among my favorites things to do. We laugh (till we cry sometimes), cry together when we need to and then usually laugh again. It is nice to have a group of friends that are with you when it is good and they are with you when it is bad. Friends you can depend on no matter what! Love you girls!

Friday, March 06, 2009

He's 11!

My baby is 11! Oh my, oh my! That seems so old!
I love this guy more than he can ever understand and I am so proud of him!
He is an excellent student, thoughtful brother (when he is not torturing them) and an all around great kid!
It is a bittersweet experience to watch him grow into a young man but I am so blessed to call him my son.
I look forward to see what God is going to do in his life.
Happy Birthday E!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's a good thing she is cute......

because this is what Sophie did to the desk in her room.

I'll admit that I was a little impressed that she wrote her name AND her sister's name.

Pretty good for a 3 year old!

She didn't get into too much trouble! It washed off!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eight is Great!

Macklin turned 8 on February 8th and the celebration is still not over! We had a nice Saturday before her birthday eating at Elliston Place Soda Shop, Krispy Kreme and going to McKay's bookstore (her request) to get some new books. We went to church the morning of her birthday and then we were treated to lunch at the Olive Garden by Dann's Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dave who are in Tennessee visiting their daughter. That afternoon we had gifts and at small group that night we had cake and ice cream! But wait there's more.......We spent the weekend in Knoxville with Amanda, Jeremy and Will. Papa Ben and Grannie Annie came on Sunday and we celebrated Macklin and Elijah's birthday with them. There is still a friend party to come!

Macklin is our child that keeps you on your toes and certainly makes you "think outside of the box". She is very creative, always writing a song or a story or creating some sort of drama :0)! I love every inch of who she is and would not change one thing about her! I am excited to see what God has planned for her life. It has got to be something great! Happy (month long) Birthday Mackie! I love you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Very Merry

Boy, am I behind! If you are like me you are WAY OVER CHRISTMAS, but in the interest of preserving memories for my family, here is a quick recap of our Christmas. We celebrated with Dann's family in Indiana over Thanksgiving and got the only real snow we have seen this season. We continued the tradition of drawing names and making the gifts. Next year will be the 20th anniversary of this tradition. It is always fun to see what everyone comes up with.

Sophie was an angel in the Thursday CLC Christmas program and sang in the choir in the Wednesday program.

We went to East TN for Christmas and had a great time despite over 20 of us getting a stomach virus! Fun times :0(. Papa and Grannie were very generous (as usual) and we are very much enjoying our Wii and Wii Fit! The kids had fun playing with Will, Jadyn, Logan and Asha and loved being spoiled by their aunts and uncles!