Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sweetest Day and Saturday Suggestions

I woke up this morning and groggily groped my way downstairs to find this waiting for me.I had completely forgotten that it was Sweetest Day today, but the hubby managed to remember. Such a smart man. He even remembered my favorite color roses. Bonus points for that, too. And yes, Sweetest Day is a sort of made up holiday but it is also kind of an anniversary for us so we like to acknowledge it every year.


Without further ado...

Since I usually don't post on weekends I thought I would give you all some great reads written by other bloggers. Every Saturday I will pick three posts that stand out in my mind that I have read in the past week. They can be posts that make me laugh, cry, or just strike a chord with me. Please feel free to visit the links and leave comments.

Ewe Are Here at Wherever Ewe Go, There Ewe Are with No, Really, I'm Not An Irresponsible Teenager, But I Can Play One Really, Really Well This is such a funny story and she tells it so well. I couldn't stop laughing. It really sounds like something I would do.

Kristen at Loving Our Simple Life with You Never Know... Such a good reminder for all of us and I think about that often. Looking through the pictures and reading her wise words really put tears in my eyes.

Beck at 5 Minutes for Parenting with Revelations Wow. I mean, really. Wow. I needed to read this post. And the funny thing is that I tried to get into the site a number of times and it wouldn't let me. For some reason I kept trying and kept trying and it finally let me in (a day later). I really needed to hear this. I think EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO HEAR THIS.

Now please go visit these lovely bloggers and leave a comment for them too. Happy reading and Happy Sweetest Day!


Anonymous said...

Awww... you guys really are just the sweetest!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Great choices-- that one of Beck's was really a great post!

I'm mimicking you today (which means I like you and want to be like you when I grow younger) :-)

Happy weekend and thanks for the suggestions and happy sweetest day to you and your sweet!

Mom24 said...

That's so sweet. I love your rose color. I couldn't get into Beck's post either. Thanks for the reminder to try again. Off I go.

Kristen said...

YAY!! Thanks for making me one of your suggested readings!! :)

I'm off to check out the other two!

Happy Sweetest day to you and your hubby! I love that he remembered and you are right, bonus on the perfect flowers! :)

Roxy Wishum said...

Thanks for the read reccomendations--all were great. Once again, I have been educated by your blog. Sweetest day? I need a new calendar.

ewe are here said...

Thank you -- you're very sweet.

And I admit, I was rather relieved to hear that other people could relate... nice not being theh only one.

Tonya said...

you had a better sweetest day then I did. We were not speaking most of the day. Pretty flowers!

Bren said...

Aw, how thoughtful of him! I forgot it was Sweetest Day but we're celebrating the anniversary of our first date so we've spent the day together. said...

Happy Sweetest Day. I have no chance of ever getting anything from Pup as it's his birthday. I'm so glad T did good by ya.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kathryn, I came here via In The Gutter. I love your blog! I also saw your comment on Namaste's blog regarding Sarah Palin. If you're looking for conservative blogs to read, check out the blogs that are listed under 'politics' on my sidebar. There's no shortage. ;-)
Congrats on the lovely roses! I read the story of you and your sweetheart and it's just a great story! I'm a SAHM to three babes, too.
Oh, and the fall foliage you enjoyed recently??? I'm sooo jealous!!

Nice to meet you.

Midwest Mommy said...

New to your blog today. Heading their way to check them out now :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Sweetest Day? Totally cool. I forgot about that. Sour me!

painted maypole said...

i'm just shocked that you have enough space on a table to place a vase, AND take its picture. I would definately be shoving things out of the way to do that. But my house isn't for sale. AND I just opened in a show. So those are my excuses and I'm sticking to them.

anyhow, lovely!

GoteeMan said...

Very sweet! Congratulations!

Hope you had a wonderful, sweet day!

J/ (

the dragonfly said...

Thanks for that (Ewe especially made me laugh out loud...hee hee). And love the roses, what a sweetie you have!

Splaneyo said...

Hi Kathryn,

Looks like you guys have been having some fun lately! Your leaf trip looked great (not the cold part of course).
We are looking forward to being able to do things like that again -our little guy has a way of making our outings into torture trips...
Your boys are as cute as ever. Hope all is well.


Anonymous said...

Those are my favourite colour roses too. Thanks for the suggestions, I'd definitely go blog walking.

Laura McIntyre said...

So pretty, your hubby is a sweety.

Robyn said...

good picks

Krystyn said...

Good job, hubby! I didn't even know about this day! Oh, well! Beautiful flowers.

kimmy said...

What a nice surprise :)


Beck said...

Thank you SO much for linking to my post! I hope ou had a good weekend.

Stephanie said...

Awwwww!!! You most certainly have a keeper on your hands. Wow!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Beautiful flowers!

Karen said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson