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I love my family!

I am a wife, mother of three beautiful boys, and a middle school administrator. At times, I have mistakenly tried to achieve perfection in each role. These attempts always fail miserably because there is no such thing as a perfect wife, a perfect mom or a perfect worker! I decided to relinquished my pursuit of perfection…I can say without guilt that my shortcomings are vast and my mistakes many. Embracing my imperfections and turning my life over to God has been freeing and led to a sweeter life. I found that when I quit trying so hard, that SOMETIMES things magically fall into place and for brief moments I am “Supermom.”

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Orange Ya Glad He's Our Dad, Follow-up

I said I would post the pictures of the "Orange Ya Glad He's Our Dad" Father's Day present the boys and I made for Jaron, but...well I never got around to it.  It was a fun project that they boys and I had a blast doing together.  Here's what we came up with...

Ryan & Cannon love making cards for people.  They drew dad pictures and wrote sweet notes.

Since the theme for the present was "orange ya glad", we put in fun orangey items including:  orange slices, orange soda, oranges, orange polo, and a photo shopped orange ya glad card (directions are here: 

How awesome is this soda?  I found this a couple of months before Father's Day & hid it for the present.  :)  Funny note, it tasted terrible!  It was orange cream & none of us like cream soda.  Yuck!  It was sure cute, though!

I used orange gingham for the lining of the basket and ripped a piece for the bow.  I really like gingham. I buy it every time I see it on sale. 

Pitiful oranges.  I couldn't believe these were the best three I found at the grocery store! 

We found a basket at Goodwill that was .50.  It had a wooden heart on it.  We sprayed the basket and heart white.  We took some orange paint and painted the word "Dad" on it and used a permanent marker to jazz it up a bit. 

The boys added their names on the back of the heart.  Parker has really good penmanship for a 7 month old! 

Orange ya glad here is the final product?  It turned out nice (and it was a very inexpensive favorite kind.) 

The boys were so excited to give their dad his gift!  They were proud of their work.  Every picture I took of them there was always somebody moving, so unfortunately this is the best one.  Happy Father's Day, Jaron!


  1. Awwwwwh! that is just so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to "meet"you and hope to see you again soon!

  2. you have a happy family i love your kids