Saturday, May 01, 2010

22 keys of a great life

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect.
14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be a self-starter.
17. Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
I would add one the most important one.... give every moment of the day to the one who loves you above all else. Live your life for the glory of God

Friday, April 09, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party

Hey! So glad you stopped by today to say hello. Come on in and stay awhile, have a look around, I tidyed up just for you! For those who regulary read my blog (thanks mom and dad) Go check out the Ultimate Blog Party! So much fun and a chance to win lots for really great prizes!
Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I always find these introduction/welcome posts so hard to write...its seems like a bit of a personal ad, KWIM? Trying to put your best "face" on and hope that other bloggers will like you from a two minute visit. Speed dating blogger style :)

My name is Raine and I have been blogging for almost 4 years. I am a 27 years old and a SAHM. I love journaling about my children and our adventures together. My favorite subject to write about is my kids, as you can easily tell by have a quick peek around.
My blog is functional, but pretty basic and it could really use a design overhall. Anyone willing to give me one? Anyone...No, oh well doesent hurt to ask :) For more about me check out my 47 questions and answers meme

I have been married for nearly 7 years to my wonderful husband
(click here to read 10 reasons I STILL want to be married)and together we have two beautiful children, Naomi (3) and Nathan (10 months). My life is full of playing dress up, coloring, changing diapers, and trips to park. I wouldn't change it for the world.

I own a small handmade jewelery business called The Glass Polkadot Co. It keeps me busy and is a great creative outlet for me. You can see what I am creating here. Join my facebook group and you can stay up to date on all the latest designs and news ! I'm even giving away a necklace for the party! Check out the UBP contest page and look for #10 (US and Canada prizes).

I'm heading back to the main UBP page to go pick out the prizes that I would love to win, why don't you go and do the same. Then I'm going to hop around the blogsphere and say "hello". Can't wait to meet some new friends!

Thanks for stopping by. It was so nice to meet you. I would love it if you would leave a comment telling me you were here! Have a great day!

Update: After much debating I have narrowed down my list for prefered prizes

Any gift cards or cash:
Blog design:
USC 53.56

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I have the greatest work in the world...

My Work
I have the greatest work in the world;
The job of rocking a baby to sleep,
That of guiding his tottering feet,
A baby's clothes to launder and fold,
A precious life to shape and mold,
A drink to give from a little cup,
At night her toys to gather up,
Hurts to heal and fears to quell,
A baby to keep clean and well,
A stack of diapers to put,
Oh, what a happy worthwhile day!
I am a "Mother."

I have the greatest work in the world;
A husband to encourage when things go wrong,
When he comes from work to greet with a song,
Denims and shirts to wash and mend,
A helping hand, when needed, to lend,
Three times a day is meals to cook,
To strive to be my best to look,
His back to rub at the close of the day,
For his faithfulness to God I pray,
When hubby's in the field I take lemonade,
for all these tasks his love has Paid.
I am a " Wife."

I have the greatest work in the world;
A home to keep happy, clean and bright,
Make things go smooth and strive for the right,
Jams to cook and jellies to make,
Cookies and pies and bread to bake,
Washing, ironing, and sewing to do,
So many tasks, will I ever get through?
Lettuce to wash and peas to pick,
floors to scrub, lost items to seek,
Dishes to wash and windows to shine,
These and many more tasks are mine.
I am a "Homemaker."

Help me, Father, to faithfully work,
Forgive if I unconsciously shirk,
give me the patience and love I pray,
To keep myself in duties way;
With all the hustle that each day brings
May I not neglect the needing things;
Each day to spend time alone with Thee
That Jesus Christ be seen in me.
Thank you for husband, our home, our girls and boys;
Thank you for love which brings me much joy.
Thank you, Lord.

~Mary Lou Burkholder

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Fools Day

I'm in love with these kids and that's no joke!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Naomi and Nathan
So, do you think they look alike?
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson