Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Snapshots

Someone in my "Nesting" post commented on our homework space so I thought I'd share a more updated picture. The one I posted I had on hand on the computer but was from last year just before our house went on the market. (Never did sell... and are happy to still be here, no worries!) I "had" to take down all the pictures I had on the wall to "depersonalize" the house. Once it was off the market and we were staying, this is how it ended up. (Just didn't feel like going through the work to put all those back up I guess.) :)

On the countertop each of the kids have a homework "station" they made at Home De*pot as one of their building projects while we were in Florida last year. Once we were home we painted them instead of using the bus stickers they came with. They are SO GREAT to have!

Another of my favorite areas I'd thought I'd share is our hall just through the doorway seen in the above photo...

The quote I got free from a company giving them to teachers last year. I LOVE what it represents for my kids especially. The pictures were created by someone I came across on etsy and were a Christmas gift to the kids last year.

And finally, our dinner tonight! :)

Saw this on another blog recently and HAD to try it, so FUN! You take raw spaghetti noodles and push them through sections of hot dog. Cook all together...

And Voila! Easy, but the kids LOVED the idea! They usually don't like sauce anyway, so this was especially perfect!

Any excuse to use chopsticks for Braeden...

Hope you had a wonderful day!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you