Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Who I use to be ...

I was able to go home to visit my parents this last weekend. It was really fun to be there and the kids loved playing at their house. As we were leaving my mom gave me a box of letters from my youth. Actually they were letters from my friends, none were from me which makes sense. I can't believe how much I wrote when I was younger. The box was bigger then an apple box, probably about the same volume size, but it was still a big box. Half Pint had fun looking through the envelopes looking for cards. I wish I was still in contact with those friends, some I am, but it's strange to think how much I've changed. Makes me wonder if it's for the better or worse? Just thinking...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Which would you choose?

Welcome to my open blog! This blog will pretty much be just be expressing my ideas about how silly life is. I love my life, but there are some times that I just need a break. This could be why we've been encouraged to have a weekly date. On Monday Jefe and I went out just the two of us. If was really fun to just talk about nothing. We went and test drove a couple of cars. We're in needed of a bigger vehicle, so we're trying to decided between a minivan and a suburban. Any idea? What do you like? What do you hate? I voted for a 15 passenger van, but that's not going to happen.

Friday, February 6, 2009

All the manners mentioned in this book are rooted in three fundamental principles: respect, consideration, and honesty. As your children learn manners, it is essential that they also learn these principles, for the manners by themselves are hollow rules to be memorized and soon forgotten.

Children learn from the adults around them. Treat children with respect and they will learn self-respect and to respect others. Treat them with consideration and they will learn to be considerate of others. Always be honest in what you do and say, and they will learn to be honest in all they do and say.