Tuesday, November 25, 2008

When roses look alot like stamps on the wall...

Sorry I have not written in a while. We have been stopping to smell the roses.
Meaning, we have been simply slowing down and enjoying what is so obviously right in front of our faces each day that we ordinarily would miss.

Roses like snuggling on the couch with my hubby enjoying a DVR'd show or a Netflix movie.

Roses like helping the kids do a craft project...

Or Two...

Roses like making paper airplanes, bouncing bouncy balls, and playing board games.
Roses like making forts in the living room...

Sometimes roses can look a lot like this on the wall????

Only roses would have been a lot more pleasant than discovering this Halloween children's stamp on the dining room wall and following it with a conversation eerily similar to the one regarding the $85 tennis ball with the same child as the culprit, unsurprisingly so. Surprising is his ability to lie through his teeth about such incidents and his quickness to blame neighbor children for his own actions until I tell him I am going to speak to the neighbor children, so if there is something he wants to add or change about the story, NOW would be the good time to do so. Amazing how the story changes at that point in time. Turns out that TWO of the above RIP stamps on the wall were Grant's doing on purpose when I dug for information and the other TWO were accidents by Grant doing. Funny how deliberate they appear, especially when they were almost completely concealed by a greenery topiary. I only found them today because I was dusting.
Sometimes roses look a lot like Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser. Just Sayin'.


  1. At least I know who to come to for advice on raising a boy!!!! Glad you guys are really LIVING these days... I wish we could all remember to do that no matter what is going on in our lives.

  2. The living room tent looks so fun! Laughing at the stamped wall. Curious mind there...a future inventor maybe? Have a Turkey Day real full of blessings!

  3. Glad yall got to smell the roses even if some of them were stamps on your wall. Have a good Thanksgiving.

  4. Magic Erasers and the DVR! How did we ever live without 'em??

  5. And sometimes roses look like the smiles on little boys' faces cuz they have a really cool mom. Even when she's makin' em tell the truth.

  6. Angie -
    So glad you guys are just livin' life. Enjoyin' each other and smellin' the roses! We should all learn a lesson. And don't think twice about not keeping up with your blog more often - we'll all be OK. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  7. Keep smelling the roses. Your family is full of fun memories and love. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  8. Hi Angie,
    Blessings... I am glad I stumbled here... God knew where to lead me... I love the "roses" Isn't our God Awesome... I am posting a prayer request for you on my site...
    finding God in the little day things is good for us... the blessings are there if we will just open our eyes...
    I have a daughter who is in and out of the hospital at home, Montgomery, and at Children's in Birmingham. It can be trying for anyone, but especially the momma. It is hard when you can't help them feel better by taking it from them... But I know God uses things to teach our children one thing, and then teach us something else... I'll be praying for your family... God Bless..
    Much Love and Prayer's,
    Lori and crew

  9. You must have been frustrated to have to deal with the lying in the midst of all the great family stuff. I don't think it's that unusual for kids to go through a stage like this--thank goodness he's got a Mama that will call him on it.

    Is there anything better than a living room fort?

  10. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Hope we can smell the roses together after the holidays! You will have to let me know it the magic eraser does the trick - my boys aren't to that stage yet, but it is just around the corner!:-)

  11. I'm so glad you are smelling the proverbial rose. However messy that rose may be.

    Wishing you a VERY happy Thanksgiving.

  12. I love, love, love those kinds of roses.
    I just discovered a huge hunk out of the wall in our spare bedroom. Brother fessed up to it fairly quickly. That'll take a LOT of spackle.

  13. Ooooh. Cool tent in the living room. I'm glad you're finding the roses...even with a few small thorns. :)

  14. Happy Thanksgiving,
    keep smelling the roses, building memories is
    the greatest thing of all. Filling the hearts with Joy.
    I love the fort in the living room. We used to do that.
    Keep Believing we keep cheering you on.
    Love you Marjo

  15. Sneaky little boy!
    And yes, keep stopping to smell those beautiful, precious, gorgeous roses. They're everywhere :)

    I can't imagine how tough Brian's illness must be on all of you...hugs coming your way. Wish I could do more. Your bravery and courage is wonderful to see. Keep the faith!

    (Here from AllMediocre).

  16. Keep taking time to smell the roses...they are wonderful moments! Happy Holidays! Sending our love from Shanghai. Keep Believing!!

  17. It all looks fun...even the little mess on the wall.
    One day...funny?