Thursday, May 19, 2011

DIY Tree Lamp blog

Jake and I have been wanting a cool floor lamp forever. Just never have found anything that we like enough to spend the money. I love this one and I love the idea of making it ourselves. :)

DIY Tree Lamp blog

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just Call Us the Sickies

Good gracious!! It has been an interesting month and a half. Lots and I do mean LOTS of germs around here. All three children and Mama had bronchitis. So, we had plenty of those nasty junky coughs that make other mothers look at you and cringe. I knew what they were thinking, because I always think the same thing when I hear other children coughing like that. It is something along the lines of ..."Why do you have your children out in public while they are coughing like that?." And, I know that I shouldn't have had them out in public. But, I felt so sorry for my little people. It is tough being sick day after day. It just helps to get out a little bit. Next up was the dreaded "fever virus". For those of you who may not be familiar with the dreaded "fever virus" it is the term that doctors use when they do not want to say "Your child is burning up with a fever, but I have no clue why". Poor Gideon really suffered with this one. His temperature got up to 104 degrees and was the only one that we took to the doctor. Of course, you know what our pediatrician (whom we love dearly) said...."It is a fever virus." :) Immediately following the week of fevers, all three started coughing and having runny noses AGAIN!! So, that brings us to our current status of three nasty colds, and two ear infections. One boy on antibiotic ear drops (thank goodness for tubes!!). And, one boy on oral antibiotics. Prayerful that this is the end of a very germ filled spring and that we will enter into the heat of summer healthier and less germy. Of course, all I can think about is the little girl that my children played with at the doctor's office today...who happened to have a full body rash. At least a rash would be something new, right? ;)

Monday, May 2, 2011


Look what we have!! Blackberries and LOTS of them. We are so excited. Unfortunately, the Franklins have been....ahem....lazy this year. So, no garden this year. BOO!! But, we have been blessed with tons of blackberry bushes. We are so thrilled, because while we always have some scattered around the property, we have never had this many in one spot. And, they are just a few feet away from the front door. Cannot wait for blackberry pancakes and cobblers. YUMMY!!