In devotions tonight:

"Dear Jesus, help all your children and Mommy and Daddy and Hailie to feel your angels around them protecting them. Amen."
I called home during a break this morning to talk to Hailie. I put my cell phone on speakerphone so the ladies in the office could hear.

Holly: How do you like the snow?
Hailie: It snowed!
Holly: Have you played in it yet?
Hailie: Mom won't let me.
Holly: Will you play in it with the boys this afternoon?
Hailie: It will all be melted by then.
Holly, thinking of her co-workers: You're an optimist.
Hailie: A what??
Holly: An optimist.
Hailie, incredulous: I'm an ostrich??
Holly, as her co-workers laugh: No, an op ti mist.
Hailie: Oh. I don't know that word. I'm done now.


Oct. 30th, 2005 04:49 pm
From my walk Friday...
Autumn colors...trees, of course! )

Some photos Hilary took today for my Grandma...
Hailie 'n' Me )
My bookend is my dear sister, Heidi. Bookends are great things, they share between them everything from history to fiction to fantasy to picture books, and one would be quite lost without the other.

There you have it. Any questions?
The kids are watching The Fellowship of the Ring, and Hailie keeps checking to see if it's "a good part"...i.e. not scary. When the boys tell her it is, she says, "Oh! Thanks!"

You know I told you about Hilary and I and the banana bread? I decided to make a family favorite for dinner, Onion Lover's Twist (a dinner bread) this afternoon. I had just started on it when Hilary comes in the kitchen and says, "Holly, is there time to make....oh!" I think we're like twins or something...eleven years apart. :)

Fallon had a downpour today! It was like raining cats and dogs....for Nevada. I, personally would call it an inconsistent drizzle...but it was moisture from the sky, and smelled wonderfully.

Part of the show on Sunday evening was a slide show of American Irish, and there were intermittent cheers for different people, but you should've heard the crowd erupt when they showed a picture of a bottle of Guinness...

Beautiful Things # 12 Rain! I think it's my favorite weather hands down.
# 13 God giving an intense awareness of His blessings and gifts. I feel like I'm always aware of everything I have coming from Him, but sometimes it just hits so hard I'm quite overwhelmed.
# 14 Little children's fingers. Their chubby dimpledness is so charming!..but then I'm a fan of hands in the first place...

I kind of feel bad that a birthday gift for *whispers* mairesue will be late, but just makes her birthday last longer, right? ;)

I can't believe it's November next week. Ch.

Yay for Nevada Day! I get paid to stay home from work tomorrow.

The end.

P.S. [Poll #599755]
P.P.S. Thank you, you Sweetie whoever you are, who gave me another hug...
Hilary makes quilts. Yes, and quilts them by hand too. Her latest masterpiece currently has no recipient, so I have the honor of hanging it in my room...

Read more... )
Seems like things are so busy lately, but I can't really put my finger on the difference. I've been terrible about commenting...and even reading...this last week, sorry!

Hannah and I had a delightful time yesterday. :) We went to the mall, out for dinner, then to the show, and topped it off with Starbucks. Michael Flatley is amazing! But despite the incredible dancing, my favorite part was when he played the flute (did you know he was a concert flutist?). It was absolutely amazing! I discovered that you can get the soundtrack for Celtic Tiger, so I added it to my Amazon wish list. :)

At Starbucks Hannah got a pumpkin spice latte, so I did some experimenting this afternoon...mmm! Have an espresso machine? Add 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I have a recipe for it if you don't have the spice on hand) and 1 Tablespoon sugar to your milk before heating it. At first I thought it would be very similar to the egg nog latte that I make, but it's not. Yay! Now I have two holiday coffee drinks. :)

Beautiful things # 10 11: Leaves dancing in the road.

Dancing leaves on the road
Brilliant blue of the Autumn sky
Sunshine glowing through the trees
Walking through piles of red and gold

I need to get a birthday card in the mail so that it makes it by the 31st...

I think I'm addicted to Bath and Body Works. I'm not telling you how many scents of shower gel we have in our shower.

And of course, Hailie's still cute.

Edit: haha! Less than half of you knew that an abattoir was a slaughterhouse! *snigger*
Hailie climbed up into her chair at the dinner table and announced, "When I'm bigger, I'm going to drink Holly's MARTINI!"


Oct. 22nd, 2005 06:07 pm
Fred at a manly "almost 13" doesn't like to be called cute, though we have every reason to do so! ;)
Hailie has picked up on this, and this evening she came running into the kitchen saying, "save me! save me! there's a snake chasing me!" she paused a minute and clarified, "a cute snake!" We all knew who was chasing her...there then followed a friendly banter between them, Fred telling Hailie she was funny, and Hailie saying he was cute.

Who needs television?
I ate Chinese food for breakfast today. I've never done that before! I had a meeting to go to this morning at 10:00, and my coworkers and I decided to meet for lunch afterwords. I got up in just enough time to get the sleep off my face, dress and make some coffee before I left. So brunch was yummy. ;)

I'm getting that pollish feeling, so don't say I didn't warn you!

Hannah and I are getting excited about tomorrow night! I have the tickets all ready to print out, and Hannah has chosen Claim Jumper's for dinner...hmmm...what to wear...

Dad, mom and I watched Signs last night. It was just as freaky as the first time I saw it. :) I finally rented The Hitchhiker's Guide. I'll have to get off here and get some stuff done so I can watch it.

Someone jumped my hug counter! Thanks! :D
Whoo-hoo! Hilary said that she can help me make cookies! First we put in the eggs. Hilary tells me to give it two bangs on the bowl, then put my thumbs in and pry it open, she even shows me with one. I think it would work better if I banged it five or six times. Oops! It opened and fell into the bowl!

A picture's worth a thousand words, right? )
She was just here in my room with me, jumping off my bed. She then comes over to me, picks up my shoes and says, "I won't get hurt if I jump in your shoes." I told her that she didn't need to jump in my shoes, and she replied, "but they're so snuggly!"
My subject line is from the music the kids are listening to. Fred's (12 1/2) even singing with it! Mr. I-like-to-pretend-that-emotions-don't-exist. I think it's quite funny. But I will restrain myself and not tease him...this time.

I keep meaning to say this and I keep forgetting. But [ profile] melyndie reminded me. Last week I got the funniest response when I answered the phone at work. I got through my, "Thank you for calling CART, this is Holly, how can I help you?" and there was a stunned moment of silence then, "You mean you exist??" I laughed. :) And today I was called Sally...

Why is it that Wal Mart workers are non existent when you need them? I was going to pick up a new deck of Phase Ten cards today, but the card games were moved, and though I walked through several departments, I couldn't find someone to help me.

Hilary took some really cute photos today of the kids. But I haven't fixed 'em up for posting, and I don't feel like doing it right now.

Greek food sounds Very Yummy to me right now.

I want to get a fish. I've never had a fish before.

Mom will comment about that last sentence, I'm sure.

I got my room all cleaned up Saturday. Sunday, Hailie knocked over a glass of water on my desk, so I had to spread papers, letters, cards receipts, notebooks, etc. on my floor. Oh well. At least they're a little more organized now.

Wal Mart saved me money today! They didn't have those Really Cute Shoes in my size.

I wish the UPS man would come. I want my new jeans!

Isn't my icon cool? I love Hailie little pony tails showing up in the shadow....and the fact that I'm actually taller than Hannah (who is five inches taller than me when we aren't shadows).

And then there was a dragon.
I was putting Hailie's shirt on this morning, and the neck of the shirt was a little snug. When her head popped through I asked, "where did you come from?!" Her immediate response? "China!"

:) I like my new icon.
Hailie, Hannah and I just went for a short walk. We were walking along quietly and I asked Hailie what she was thinking. She immediately responded in a matter of fact voice, "I was thinking about having my birthday again."

We were talking about Church tomorrow, and she was listing different things we do in Church..."sing, eat, pray, sing, talk and pick up cups!" [meaning the communion cups] So I asked her what her favorite part of Church was, and she said, "I like Pink and Blue ones best, but I haven't ever seen them."

We saw some pretty, red leaves, and Hailie asked who made the leaves, and I told her God did. She asked what God, and I told her the Creator of the universe and our Savior. She asked who our Savior was, and I told her Jesus. She then said, "Jesus sees us and is saving us!"

now for some Hailie cuteness of another kind... )
Hailie was brushing her teeth last night, and I fluttered my eyes at her in the mirror. She tried to do it back and then asked, "Holly, can you make my eyes do that??"

I came up behind her when she was sitting at the table and kissed the top of her head. She emitted a startled, "Hey!" I looked at her and said, "What?! I was just kissing you!" She said, "Oh. ok." and turned her little face up to kiss me back. *happy sigh*

A Joke
A blond was sitting at a bar sobbing as if her heart would break. A man came in and sat next to her and felt really bad for her. He asked what was wrong, and she said that she saw on the news that in an accident 12 Brazilians were killed. He was a bit confused, but tried to comfort her anyway. She finally calmed down, and they were talking a bit, and she asked him, Read more... )

I apologize for not posting this yesterday, I don't normally work on Fridays so I kept thinking that it was Thursday. :P For those of you who are new, I have a small group of people who desire to pray for each other and you. The poll is only viewable to myself, and in the filtered post those requests/praises that you have asked not to be shared are posted as unspoken requests/praises. I take such a delight in being able to share your burdens and joys by bringing you to my God.

[Poll #586053]

Random Thought
I wonder who invented the match. I'm very happy about it. I'd hate to have to rub sticks together every time I wanted to light a candle.
*silly grin* I forgot how Very Curly my hair gets when I blow-dry it. Dad mentioned a finger in a light socket...

Hailie had a conversation with her reflection in the soup pot at dinner last night. They didn't completely agree on all issues, but they were amiable.

My week feels longer, I have to work tomorrow.

Today is my nephew, Harrison's second birthday. He was born eight weeks early, and has far exceeded expectations in growth and health. You'd never guess he was a preemie. Heather asked him yesterday if he was Harrison Cian Teilborg, and he replied, "No! Harrison Birthday!" ;) See? Cuteness just runs in the family.

I have a request for you who read...*points* This means you!! I love being able to think of someone by their name instead of their LJ username. If you could take just a moment to comment with your name, I'd appreciate it. Looking over my FL recently I realized that there were quite a few that I couldn't name. :P

Ok...gotta get that frost off my windshield...
Did I ever mention how poetic my stbrigidsnovicesister is?


pure virgin winter landscape, icy fingers of wind lifting the wisps of hair around the face. the pristine whiteness provides a cruel contrast against the naked leafless tree. Aloof it holds itself, until...three small children with bright red scarves...


golden light embodied in the tiny essence of an autumn leaf. the skies lowering overhead do not darken it's brilliance, but intensify it until one believes there must be an inner source


the produce dept. at the grocery store, oranges piled high-- I weigh them tentitively in my hand-- imagining juice trickling down my chin and fingers

well....most of the time... )



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