This is the best cleaning schedule around!

This is the best cleaning schedule around!
Perfect for busy moms!

December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Jesus!
Love The Shipman Family

December 22, 2010

Sing Praise

I will give thanks


to the LORD
Gauge Christmas program collage

because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises of the name

of the LORD
Grace Christmas singing collage

Most High.

Psalm 7:17

Wordless Wednesday: Extremely Blessed!



December 20, 2010

Jolly Ole Saint Nick

kids with Santa

Yesterday we took the kids to the mall to see Santa. Grace told him that she wanted a "Rainbow Doll (Rainbow Bright)" and Gauge asked for an "Orange Chatter (Orange Sing-a-ma-jig)".

Santa was so good with them.  He kept saying "I just can't believe how much you two have grown since I saw you last year!" Grace said to him "I'm going to be turning 6 really soon" to which Santa replied "I know....I remember last year at this time you were about to turn 5."
Her eyes got real big and she had the cutest little grin on her face.

Love the sweet sweet innocence of children!

December 17, 2010

Gingerbread House

I made a Gingerbread House
It was sugary sweet

gingerbread house collage 2

It took me all day long to make
but lasted just a week


Monday - I ate the ceiling
Tuesday - I ate the door
House collage
Wednesday - I ate the windows
Thursday - I ate the floor


Friday - I ate all four walls
Saturday - I ate the lawn


Sunday - I licked up the crumbs


My Gingerbread house is gone!

* Poem Source *

December 16, 2010

Christmas Smiles

Grace christmas collage

the best


Gauge decorating tree collage



is being




in smiles.


~ Author Unknown

December 9, 2010

10 years!!

He was a 17 year old Senior football player

I was a shy 15 year old Sophomore with a perm and braces

His best friend spilled the beans during French Class and told me he was going to ask me out

I found out later he had "liked" me the whole previous year

On our first date we went and saw the movie Mrs. Doubtfire and ate at Burger King

I broke curfew that night (my Mom allowed it)

Not long after, we exchanged class rings

I started wearing his Varsity jacket to school

He began picking me up for school in the morning in his red Honda CRX

We immediately became inseparable

We went to prom 3 years together

Eventually went to the same college

Got engaged my Junior Year at Ohio State

Got married December 9, 2000

Got our first apartment in a new town

Moved back to our home town

Built a home and welcomed a baby girl

Built another home and welcomed a baby boy

Today we celebrate 10 years of friendship and love!

I can't wait to see what the next 10 years has in store for us!