Monday, December 23, 2013

For the Love of a Child

(I drew this awhile back)
Waking up to the sound of giggles.
Makes your day start brighter.
Knowing the happy smiles.
Makes the world seem lighter.

Pattering feet across the floor.
The sound of just another day.
In the house of growing children.
Deserting their beds to play.

Getting dressed is always a task.
Chasing down children to change.
Screaming, happy laughter rings.
Any easier and it would seem strange.

Chaos in the kitchen erupts.
Cereal and milk cover the table.
Trying to gain control and order.
Just never quite able.

Playtime commences soon after.
Your time for cleaning long pass.
Toys and games sprawled all over.
Instead you leave it for last.

Nap times are always a bliss.
When finally all are asleep.
Quietness fills the house.
Letting the peace just seep.

Managing to get a little done.
Always awake too soon.
Although nothing quite compares.
Too hear your baby croon.

Before you know it.
The day has passed.
The children's yawns begin.
They're ready for bed at last.

You hug and kiss them gently.
Laying their head down for the night.
You read their beloved bedtime story.
Until you turn off their bedroom light.

You smile as you think about.
 The chaos the day ensued.
Even though it is a lot of work.
They always put you in the best mood.\

Copyright 2013 Lauren Hall ©

Monday, December 9, 2013

Shoutout to...

For the many viewers that I do get on my blog from all around the world. I want to give a shout out to you all and thank you all for following and dropping by my site. I appreciate the support from you all.

 While I am at I would love for you all to take a moment out of your day while you are visiting my blog and check out this talented and wonderful new rising pianist. He has inspiring, thoughtful and peaceful music that will make you want to listen to it all day. Plus he is also a follower on my blog...Soooo I guess that gives him a few extra bonus points =P

 You will find all his music and his newly released CD on his site at...


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He can also be found on twitter if you all want to follow him on there. I promise you will not regret listening and/or purchasing his CD. It is well worth and I can tell you all I am already excited to see where this career in music takes him.
 Thanks again to all who follow and stop by my site to read the random thoughts that I do happen to post. You all are amazing and I hope to share so much more with you!
 Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Life Update

Well, winter has found her way back to us yet again. For some of you that's cause for grumbling and dreading the next 3 months. As for others (like myself), it's cause for jumping up and down in excitement. Since last winter I've been looking forward to skiing again when the cold introduced herself for yet another winter. Snow Creek (skii place near us) opens up on December 14th. I am so excited to be able to go back and learn to fall on my back again ^_^  Ok, I'm not that terrible. Although I will be learning how to snowboard this time. So there should be a lot of that going on. You can only switch between snowboard and skii's (or vice versa) once. So I figured I would try out snowboarding and if I'm awful at it, I'll just go back to skiing. This winter is going to be amazing!

The one downfall of winter is that it makes working with and training my horse a little more difficult. Although I've decided on taking it slower and allowing Tank to bond and build a relationship of trust with me. So when it comes to the big stuff he'll just follow my lead. On the other side of news, I have a new car! It's really exciting and nice to have my own vehicle. It's been in the family for years and was my brothers before it became mine. So it needed some repairs. Thankfully I've been saving a lot of money by my dad showing me how to fix it. Yesterday we did a complete tune up to help my gas mileage.I learned how to out in a new air filter, fuel filter, spark plug wires and distributor rotor and cap. We also put in a new battery and pcv valve. We didn't have time to finish with the bushings and anti-sway bar links, but we'll probably do that next week. It's nice to know how to work on my own car =D

For those of you who don't know. I have an adorable new nephew. My brother and his wife had their third child last month. Zachariyah is now a month old and is healthy and happy as can be. Kadence and Noah are loving having a little brother. The funny thing about it though?...none of them look alike. LOL  There is Kadee who has olive skin and brown hair. Noah who has very blonde hair and white skin. Then Zach, who has lighter olive skin and black hair. Someone's going to think they adopted three kids, Haha. Kadee will be 4 in March and let me tell ya, she can talk your ear off. Some of the things she says will have you rolling on the floor. She can be serious with all the right facial expressions or a complete clown. Noah is coming out of his shell and starting to show more of his personality. He can be very mischievous at times and then a cuddle bug. All in all, it's fun being an aunt =)