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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nicole's Daybook

Outside my window... it's going to be 80 degrees and sunny today! Yea, yea, yea!!!!

I am thinking... a lot about myself lately, and who I am deep inside.

I am thankful ... for good talks with my husband and kids and seeing understanding, sometimes my own.

I am wearing... my jammies right now, but I'm going to don a pair of shorts and bikini top later this afternoon and try to get some sun on this pasty white body!

I am remembering... the Saturday nights we used to spend at my grandma's. We'd play double solitaire, and then watch The Love Boat and Fantasy Island before bed. We took turns sleeping with my grandma. And she would get up before dawn on Sunday morning and sit at the kitchen table and prepare her Sunday school lesson.

I am creating... new Easter memories for my family. I want my kids, especially my little kids, to really hear the Easter story and have some understanding of it. We will go see The Resurrection (a live production at a large Tulsa church) on Saturday evening. When we get home we are going to make Resurrection Cookies for the first time. Then on Sunday morning we are going to check on our cookies and then do that pagan Easter morning stuff (which we love, by the way!) After donuts and baskets, we'll hunt eggs. This year I am preparing special Resurrection Eggs (making them myself) for the kids to find during their hunt. When they come in we'll go through the eggs and get the third lesson on The Resurrection. God always did important things in three's. We will too, this Easter. Then we are going to head into town for an early lunch out. Sunday evening we'll have an Easter dinner of ham, homemade mac and cheese and green bean casserole and an Easter egg cake. Then we'll end the evening watching the Charlie Brown Easter movie as a family.

I am going... to lay out in the sun this afternoon and read some of my book (see below).

I am reading... True Colors, by Kristin Hannah.

I am hoping... that Rick gets that call this week for that appointment.

On my mind... is the conversation Rick and I had the other night where he told me that he didn't know if this was the best our marriage would ever be, but if it is then he is totally happy with it. Things are just so great right now.

From the learning rooms... we only have eight weeks of school left. There seems to have been a refocus occur, so everybody seems to be ready to work hard for the rest of the semester.

Pondering these words ... "You can't always protect them. Sometimes you have to prepare them." ~ From the movie, How to Train Your Dragon.

From the kitchen... I'm back in the saddle this week.

Around the house... are weeds that need mowed down and empty flower pots begging for life!

One of my favorite things... are dates with my husband.

A few plans for the rest of the week... this afternoon I'm taking Kyndal to get her hair cut, and then coming home to await the return of my husband who was on a business trip yesterday. I'm planning on trying to get outside every afternoon this week to get some sun and fresh air! This weekend is Easter and, as you read above, we have a busy weekend planned. Really, I'm just wanting to spend time with my family this week.

From my picture journal.

Having some cake and ice cream at a birthday party in the VIP room at the movie theater. We saw "How to Train Your Dragon." Great movie!

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  1. sounds like a great easter! we make resurrection rolls,they are super tasty!

  2. Sounds like you will have a great Easter. We do Resurrection cookies every year. They love it and are so good. I need to repost it again.


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