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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fun Monday "Quotes"

This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by Robin at Pensieve her challenge this week is:


Perhaps it's due to the current series simmering in the ol' PENSIEVE...maybe it's because I'm inspired by the words of those much wiser than me...or I wonder if it's because I believe in the POWER of words (in keeping with my "image-bearer of God status", who also must believe in the power of words since He SPOKE the world into existence and inspired men to record His thoughts...).

Regardless of what motivated me to choose this for a theme, next week please share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled.

This is actually a great one for me. I love quotes and have been known to repeat them a lot in normal conversation. I will share some of my favorite with you and possibly reasons why I like certain ones. Of course I could easily go overboard on this one so watch out.

~~ In the eyes of a child there is joy, there is laughter, there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future. For the lessons of love, there is no better teacher than to look in the eyes of a child. ~~

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Seriously this kid teaches me stuff everyday and her eyes do say soo much...

One I've changed a little for myself. "My train of thought has left the station and I have no idea when it's coming back".

Uhm yeah I actually say this one constantly...probably getting a little old..

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. ~Carl Sandburg

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It's an aweful sweet way anyway. Above is Connor and Kenzie as newbies..

Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold

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Really they are! Because if people started as 11 year olds? There wouldn't be so many...

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown

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I think Kelly would totally agree with this one!

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois Wyse

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My very bestest friend Hannah.....

Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye? ~Author Unknown

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Same friend this summer the day before we left for Alaska...I miss her so much.

"I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm."
Author: unknown

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Well anyone who reads my blog regularly knows I loooove the beach! This quote really puts in well.

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning

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Aww weren't we cute when we were little 18 year old newlyweds....

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty

Also known as "Momma bear syndrome" as my children call it.

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. ~Sam Levenson

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My 7 year old thinks the best way to do her schoolwork is with it spread around her and on her head.....good thing she is homeschooled, right? Not so sure this would go over in public school.

Listen to the wisdom of the toothless ones. ~Fijian Proverb

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I'm not sure if these teeth are going to come back in.....but seriously.

A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. ~Author Unknown

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Weren't they sweet babies?

Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer. ~Louise Gl├╝ck

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Kenzie is definetly the watcher and Maddie the dancer!

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child. ~Barbara Alpert

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Yep definetly sums them up already. They'll love me someday for having posted this one on my blog...

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

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Seriously I need to stop worrying about his future and focus on the right now....

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

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I hope he can focus someday.....

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Definetly true...

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~Author Unknown

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She is definelty my joy in the present.

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. ~Plato

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Yeah talk about it.....

[W]hen the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. ~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

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I love this quote! I have always told her this too. Now when we walk through the woods she points out all the fairy castles in the trees it's really sweet. I hope she never stops believing! I still do!

28 people had something to say:

ChrisB said...

Terri this is a fabulous post. I love the way you have cleverly linked the brilliant quotes to photos.

Joy T. said...

"Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold" LOL I've never heard that one before but I love it!

kitten said...

You did a wonderful job! I love how you changed that one to your own version. CUTE!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

It's difficult NOT to go overboard! Once you start, how do you choose? Well, you've done well...all of them resonate with me!

This one:
"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."

I saw on a beautiful large frame last week; I thought it'd be a good one to include (but I forgot about it til now). Also, your quote about boys? SO...STINKIN'...TRUE!! :)

Thanks for joining in! Great post :).

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

It's difficult NOT to go overboard! Once you start, how do you choose? Well, you've done well...all of them resonate with me!

This one:
"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."

I saw on a beautiful large frame last week; I thought it'd be a good one to include (but I forgot about it til now). Also, your quote about boys? SO...STINKIN'...TRUE!! :)

Thanks for joining in! Great post :).

Stephanie mama drama said...

Oh, I love the one about fathers having pictures where their money used to be! SO true.

And, yes, my daughter is my heart and my hope. I must remember that one!

GREAT job!

IamwhoIam said...

Great Scrap book with added quotes
how very nice and a lot of work.

frannie said...

wow, Terri! that was amazing. those are some really beautiful quotes!!

and so true!

ellen b said...

Love the quotes paired with the photos. Wonderful...
I like the photos in the pocket where dad's money used to be...

dawn said...

Great quotes and wonderful focus on kids. The photos are great to go with the quotes.

the planet of janet said...

your photos and quotes are wonderful.

and i too believe in fairies!!

"J" said...

Wow....you know a TON of quotes!!! Love them!!!

This was one of my fav:

Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye? ~Author Unknown

Celeste said...

Very well done. The photos make the quotes!

Sayre said...

SO many good ones, I can't pick just one. From one mama to another - great job!

Kila said...

Many good ones, and I enjoyed how you put photos with them!

I certainly have more photos than dollars in my wallet, LOL.

Alison said...

those are wonderful and I loved all the pictures....you did a great job with this assignment.

la bellina mammina said...

so true, about kids teaching us too - and looooove the cute pics!!

debbiemomof2 said...

AWESOME quotes! Love that you included photos. :D

Karina said...

I love how you did this, with the photos and relating it to your family and friends. It was just beautiful!

Jocelyn said...

Wow. I loved these, especiall the Carl Sandburg and Louise Gluck.

You've just put me in such a good mood.

lisa marie said...

Lots of great quotes with correlating photos. :) I agree babies are because He wants the world to go and I liked your addition. If mine had started at 11 I probably would have quit at one.

Can you imagine trying to push that child out?!

poetofmind said...

Terri such a delightful post (and from the Heart)... a joy to read the emotions within and the love for your children - seeing the photo's again -was wonderful too.

It must have taken some considerable time for you to present such a post - and you are indeed worthy of the highest praise.

Keep posting ....

Steffi said...

You did a good job,Terrie!Wonderful post and great pics!

Gerbil said...

Wow, this is SO GOOD.

Emma in Canada said...

Love the quotes and all the pictures to go with them!

Melanie said...

There are sooooo many good ones. I kept thinking "oooo, I like this one the best" and then I'd read the next one and think the same thing! Loved your post!!

poeticscotland said...

Have you still got (6) kids???

Or have (2) vacated the premises???

May you find time to relax with another wonderful posting :)

poetic scotland said...

Guess who has decided to come back to 'blogspot'???

Yes, the one and only....

I have deleted wordpress, livejournal and now intend to remain with blogspot - forever...

If I attempt otherwise - give me verbal - allowing for my hearing aids - I may hear :)

Take Care and expect changes on my blog as I try to revamp the way I would like it...