A List Maker's Life: March 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Almost April

We are "thinking spring" & really looking forward to:

*walks to the playground
*watching the tulips start to pop up on all the Holland streets
*a cleaned out sand box
*wearing flip flops???
*Kevin's special celebration
*spring break
*visiting Bob the Builder at the GRCM
*National Scrapbook Day
*getting back into the GreenCo routine
*the end of EDR 622, 631, & 641!

What about April sounds good to you?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Compassion Celebration

Once a month we get together as a group of friends to celebrate family, friendship, and faith! We call it the "Live, Laugh, Love Club." Typically, we meet at a coffee shop and enjoy a night out. However, this month we were looking for a little way to serve others. We each brought several "necessities" and together loaded them into "Cones of Compassion" to bring to the Women in Transition:
* combs
* nail files & polish
* toothpaste & toothbrushes
* chocolate and jellybeans
* soap
* tissues

We had a really great time together and were glad to help others out in our own small way!

Friday, March 21, 2008



Have a Very Happy Easter!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Anyone who knows me well knows how I love to rearrange furniture and change rooms around. This week everyone in our home seemed to be on board for a shake up in sleeping arrangments. Things are always changing!

The nursery turned Gavin's "big boy" room...

Katie and Kevin's room turned Pipa's Purple Palace...

The guest room turned master bedroom...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Page Turning "Picks"

The cold weather outside in the last several weeks has given us plenty of time indoors to enjoy the many interesting books. As the winter season draws to a close we thought we could share with you a few of our recommendations based on what we have most recently enjoyed reading.

Kevin: The Glorious Cause, by Jeff Sahara (In fact, Kevin would probably recommend ALL of the books by this author)!

Katie: Someday, by Karen Kingsbury & The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
(These top my list of pleasure reading picks, although I have done a lot of academic reading this season and spend most of my time in the pages of Strategies That Work, by Anne Goudvis or Writing Essentials, by Regie Routman)

Gavin: Magnificent Me, by Dan Haseltine...the multi-talented lead singer of Jars of Clay (Super cute book & FANTASTIC illustrations - I see why it has caught his attention).

Anne Hope: Princess Baby, by Karen Katz (Finally...thinks Anne Hope... a story about a little girl who can relate to the demands of being princess).

We'd love to hear about the pages you've been turning and any recommended reading, as we look ahead to summer vacation days reading on the beach!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Color Me Happy!

2 dozen eggs
4 different decorating kits
1 large drop cloth
A basket full of Easter eggs
Happy, Colorful Kids

Monday, March 3, 2008


The definition of hope is “faith in things to come.” I thought I would share a glimpse of spring - I have faith that it is coming!!! Kevin is finishing the final clean up of another successful home and garden show. Lucky for me, last night GreenCo generously shared many of the annuals from their display with our family. I had to search for creative ways of potting, displaying, and sharing my abundance. So, hope is springing up all over my house today!

~In the cookie jar
~In the triffle bowl
~Out of gift bags
~Around a serving tray
~On the tables
~Over the TV
~Even from the crock pot

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Puppy Love

There is just something about watching babies and puppies –
no matter how consistent their daily routine is we just can’t take our eyes off them because we might miss something!

"Uncle Nick" got a new puppy this weekend. He is super cute! Nick is still deciding on his name, so he is observing his behavior and personality very carefully. So far we know that this sweet puppy likes to:
*Eat, Go Outside, Play, Sleep
*Eat, Go Outside, Play, Sleep
*Eat, Go Outside, Play, Sleep
…are you getting the picture?