Month: May 2016

Growing a summer “mind garden”

Growing a summer “mind garden”

My children have had their noses in books this last week, and it’s just whetting my appetite for some great summer reading! That, and with all the rain we’ve gotten that has just made our flower garden BURST with color and variety, I couldn’t help…

Finnish Children’s Songs

Finnish Children’s Songs

One of my new year’s goals is to learn some Finnish. Why in the world would I want to do that? I know. It’s the hardest language in the world. Seriously. Well, Lane speaks Finnish, and so there’s a chance that we might get to…

M-O-T-H-E-R

M-O-T-H-E-R

How often do you get to hear a song from a record made in 1916?

My dad has a fabulous memory for old songs that he learned growing up, and over the years he has shared some of them with us. This one I hadn’t heard before, but he shared with me in an email on Mother’s Day. Pretty cute song. Even more fun to hear the old record and singing style!

M-O-T-H-E-R

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me.

(Victor Records 17913 – Recorded 11/17/1915 – Release Date: 2/1916 – Music and words by Howard Johnson & Theo. Morse.
US Billboard 1 – Feb 1916)

Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s just laugh about it

Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s just laugh about it

Whenever I or my mom are having pictures taken (of us), we get lots of pics with our eyes closed. Or we are laughing. Especially if we are together, which makes it all the more fun. I have a lot of pictures of my mom laughing,…

#itwasmom

#itwasmom

This is good stuff.

My favorite thing

My favorite thing

Laughing photo me, Nate, Julia @Lauren's wedding reception

My niece-in-law took this candid, and I love it, because I think it honestly portrays how fun it is to be with my children. Nate and Julia make me laugh, and year after year, my husband and each of our children make my life so happy. I love being a wife and mother.