if you have a chance, would you email me your phone number again (assuming you want me to have it... LOL) diego took mine and BROKE it. turns out all the numbers i thought i had saved to my SIM card were not saved. oh well... so, ET can't phone home anymore!
so it's this never ending drama in my brother's life. he just turned 30 and yet, he luck is still the same. this morning he totaled his car, with his wife and 2 of the 4 boys in it. THANK GOD none of them are hurt... the baby is 8 months old and isaac is 3 so they were both in their car seats. joey (my brother) said he breaked too fast and the wet freeway didn't mix. he lost control and the car ended up on the side of the freeway upside down. (of course they live in fresno-home of the 100 car pile up this weekend...) luckily lots of people stopped to help them get out. the kids had to be freed from their car seats but they were just fine. (they already saw the dr this am-turns out isaac has a double ear infection but aside from that, they're just fine).
i don't know how to help them. i don't think its even my place to figure out the lesson for them. i believe sometimes we are destine to repeat certain things until we learn the lesson. i don't know what the lesson is for them... they have to figure that out for themselves. all i can do is support them in their journey.
LOL_just teasing... saw this list on another site and i thought i would share!
GIVE CELEBRATION:advent calendar nativity dress up birthday cake for Jesus (cake mix, frosting, baby Jesus, candle) "a caroling we go" (song sheets, jingle bells, candles, hot chocolate) christmas books (unwrap one a day/week for December) something Christ centered (music, art, books) neighbor basket with Christmas DVD new years eve party suppliesnew years day party supplies doorknob sachet (a cinch to make out of burlap, potpourri, ribbon) something green (flowers, bulbs, wheat grass) ---an example she had, take a ceramic pot, put in a clear bag of tulip bulbs, tie a pretty ribbon around the bag, put it in the pot, put a ceramic lid/plate on top of the pot, tie a ribbon around the pot. GREAT GIFT!) wreath
GIVE FLAVOR:homemade hot fudge cookie dough (formed in refridgerated logs, great for a busy teacher) mulled cider mixrecipe box (of family favorites) bowl by the door (ups man, home teachers, unexpected visitor) ---an example she had, she took some pretzel rods that she covered half way with chocolate, put 3 to a bag, tied the bag with ribbon, and put them in a bowl by the door. So when the ups man, or whoever came by, they'd have an unexpected gift, but know that they were appreciated! homemade spaghetti sauce something savory bird feeder and seed (for someone who loves birds)
GIVE FUN:childrens artwork for dads office memberships to local museum/theatre snow globes (distilled water, glycerin, glitter) hide and seek jar or pillow "table topics" game art supplies disposable camera, coupon for developing, album felt tic-tac-toe or checkers with bean bags something educational (globe, chalkboard, reference book)
GIVE HOMEMADE:homemade candlesfleece or wool throw magnetic frame or chalkboard, magnets---an idea she had, she had some tin roofing, then painted on some chalkboard paint, and then punched some holes in it, tied some really pretty 1 1/2 inch pink ribbon to hang it up. Then she included some magnets she made. She took those big clear rocks, some people use them in fish tanks for the rocks, but these were about an inch wide, then she cut circles out of patterened paper, mod podged those on the backs, so the pattern showed thru, then glued magnet strips on the back, and wa-LAH, youve got magnets!stitchings, wall hangingspicture frame (mosaic, wood easel, altered) microwavable neck wrap or eye mask (buckwheat or rice with essential oils) fireplace basket, sachets (citrus peels, cinnamon sticks, rosemary, pinecones) lip gloss bath salts or soap hand embroidery (bag, album cover) pajamas
GIVE KINDNESS:babysitting for neighbors, friends while they shop detail appliances trade favors for hospital patients neighborhood open houseclean, clean car take family photos(those who seldom get remembered)
GIVE LEISURE:reading corner (big pillows and basket of books) magazing subscriptions (order now, cheap on ebay )netflix ribbon/photo bookmark luggage tags, travel accesoriespersonal mix CD camping equipment
GIVE MEMORIES:christmas family album family history information, photos childhood favorites (toys, books, candy) tribute album family heirlooms hometown memorabilia
GIVE SMART:encourage a hobby/sport, new supplies storage boxes grab and go binder (important documents) shoe shine kit etched pyrex (great for potlucks) something practical (paper cutter, sharpies) stationary, cards, wrapping, tags apron with pockets january organization items for upcoming events (travel, baby announcements) souveniers from vacation holiday binder (notes, music, activities, recipes, ideas, calendar) winter car kit
GIVE THE UNEXPECTED:something girly for him (bath and body, candle) toys for grown ups (trashcan basketball, remote control car) learn to play a favorite song (shhh practice in secret) try something new tools for her something you've procrastinated someting out of print
GIVE STYLE:canvas tote bag (embroidered, iron on, stenciled) tote bag insert (always needed for extra pockets) embroiedered linens hairclips and head bands fringed wool scarf handmade jewelry ribbon key ring
GIVE TALENT:supplies-time-talent teach how to knit or scrapbook together what they really want: you, your time, your talent
GIVE YOUNG:homemade playdough and kitchen utensils felt mat for cars or trains (make it big!) wooden blocks (for play or display name) puppet show supplies (tension rod for doorway) snowflake kit (ream of paper and scissors) "snow day" (pie wieght hand warmers too) bath toys (craft foam shapes, funnels, etc) snuggle square (soft and little to travel with) junior cooking suppliesdress up/costume box burp clothes (use cloth diapers as base) "dad's tools" bath towels something that stays at grandma's
wow... it feels like it's been forever since i logged on... and maybe it has. between school, baby issues, husband... wow... it's taken a toll! but, now, i feel like i just finished a marathon and I FEEL GREAT!!! school is over next month, christmas is coming, teeth are breaking skin and babies are sleeping better! yah for me!
i plan to catch up later! hope all is blessed in your life!