Yay, it's Friday! We found some funnies and fun to think abouts to jump start your weekend and share at the dinner table.
A clear conscience is usually a sign of a bad memory.
Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is it naked or homeless?
If a mime is arrested, does he have the right to remain silent?
If money doesn't grow on trees, why do banks have branches?
Why can't you hear a Pterodactyl going to the bathroom? Because the "P" is silent. (This is dedicated to all the boys reading this.)
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.
By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May your weekend be filled with laughter!
#funny #laughter #dinnertablefun #joke #fun #angels #angelbooksforkids #whereisyourangel #angelwatchingoverme #lol
In keeping with tradition, we have an angel poem for you honoring all things love this Valentine's Day.
by Evangeline B. White
This angel on my shoulder
tells of love that knows no bounds.
He is a constant reminder
that God's love is all around.
When I'm awake or when I sleep
I know I am safe and sound.
So on this Valentine's Day
I lift my voice to say
"Thank You God for Your love always!"
#angelonmyshoulder #whereisyourangel #wherewillyourangelbe #love #valentinesday #God #always #angelbooks #booksforkids #familymoments
When you hear the word "angel" what does it conjure up in your mind or soul? Good thoughts? Uncertain thoughts? Bad memories? More than likely it evokes a positive feeling.
Let me introduce you to our vision here at Where Is Your Angel?™ We are humbled to have our book series bring hope to those facing seemingly hopeless situations and provide tender, meaningful moments for families as well. Angels inspire, give hope, and last for a lifetime.
Our message is simple: making moments more meaningful. Whether a holiday, sickness, disappointment, ordinary day or a celebration; life is better with an angel.
The first book the series teaches about identity. Not physical identity but a moral identity. Kids are learning what matters most is being known as “honorable,” “honest one,” “greatly loved,” and more. Kids are learning how to forgive one another and be kind. (A lesson adults can learn too! Have you driven down the road lately??)
So far the angels have given comfort to kids who face insurmountable loss. They have met kids in their darkest moments with comfort and love like the warm embrace of embers on a cold dreary night. Some of the stories that warm our hearts and bring tears to our eyes include girls who lost their father in a fire. Shortly after the fire that took their dad's life, the girls were read the first book by a neighbor and were introduced to the angel. They were just hugging it and getting comfort for their loss.
The grandmother of an autistic teenage girl wanted desperately to connect with her via a meaningful gift. The grandmother bought this book. Showed the girl the story and the angel. The autistic girl gave the angel the green light and said the angel could stay.
Our mission is simple: helping families (and schools) make meaningful moments that matter. That is the filter we use in whatever we do. Is this going to make it more meaningful for the kids, the families, the adults, the teachers, and the public?
Need more meaning in your life? Introduce our series of angel books into your home too. Let the message in the pages of the books linger in your heart and settle in your mind. More than just a book series. Its stories that last forever.
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Picture this scene and think about how you would answer the question. We are all at a live event in a room full of parents and spouses and the speaker asks us, “With a show of hands, how many of you set your kids/husband/wife up for failure?” Would you raise your hand? In all honesty, mine would have to go straight up.
Here's my confession. Just the other night I set my husband up for failure. He could even cry out, “FRAMED!” and it might be true. Even though I gave him a pep talk before asking him to do something it didn't really matter.
The short version confession goes like this. I asked my husband to go to the grocery store to get 3 items and gave him coupons for those items. The sale was expiring that day so it couldn't be put off. We were having a party the next day so my time was tied up getting the house ready. He reluctantly agreed saying he needed to get coffee any way.
He went to the store and got to the counter with items and coupons in hand. The items rung up and then he realized he changed his pants and left his wallet at home. Did I mention he got to the store 20 minutes before they closed? Somehow, someway the cashier said she would paid for his groceries. He promised to go back and repay her the next day. When he came home he had 2 bags of groceries. One bag of what he went there to buy and one bag of someone else's groceries!! (Lord, have mercy!) In the check out confusion the clerk handed him the extra bag.
This is kind of a funny story (and when my husband retells it the story is absolutely hysterical) but the message behind it is serious. I know asking my husband to go to the grocery store - especially with a coupon - is a recipe for failure. We've tried several times. Each time with almost the same result. To keep peace in the family and harmony in the grocery shopping it's best when done by me.
Knowing what someone is good at and encouraging that is better than setting the bar so high on unrealistic expectations that both parties end up frustrated and failure ensues. The same is true with kids.
As parents we have had many, many years of experience cleaning and picking up rooms. Kids are still learning. It's best to cut them some slack when they don't do it as perfect or as quick as we'd like. We can always raise the bar within reason. The health of their hearts and our relationships are more important than a spotless room (or an “easy” grocery trip).
#failure #raisethebar #groceries #coupons #kids #husbands #relationships #confession #question #sabotage #success #angels #peaceloveangels #harmony #angelbooksforkids
Tis the season for sickness. We have had several bouts of sick days at our home the last couple weeks that have called for the healing power of soup. I bought a whole chicken on Sunday and have been pleasantly surprised by its yield. We have gotten 2 meals out of that 1 chicken that lasted 5 days (loving the leftovers!) Here's how you can do it too.
Make chicken noodle soup! Here's a shortened version of how to-
Submerge chicken in a pot of water plus an inch or two over. Put in celery scraps, carrot peelings, onion peels (anything you don't eat is considered a scrap - 50% onion, 25% celery and 25% carrots – if you have bay leaves on hand put 3 in too.) Bring chicken to a boil then to a rolling simmer. A 2lb-3 lb chicken will take about 20-25 minutes to cook. To be sure chicken is done stick a thermometer in the thick part of its thigh. It should be 140 degrees. Keep and strain all the broth, getting rid of the scraps. Then put the strained broth back in the pot with 1-2 chicken bullion cubes to thicken the broth. Add cut carrots, celery, onions and minced garlic. Cook until al dente then add uncooked noodles. Take the chicken meat and pull apart how much meat you want in your soup. Add after noodles are cooked. Be careful not to over cook the noodles. You want noodles, not earthworms. Viola, one healing recipe done! Our soup lasted for 4 meals and we gave some away to other fellow snifflers.
We still had a lot of chicken meat leftover so after day 3 I pulled the rest of the chicken off the bones (except the legs and wings – hubby took those for lunch.) I cooked 2 bags of Success Boil-in-a-Bag brown rice. Evenly poured the cooked rice on the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 11 glass casserole dish. Then evenly layered the pulled chicken down. In a separate bowl I mixed 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 2 cups of whole milk plain Greek yogurt (or you can use sour cream), 1 T. of garlic powder, 1 t. salt and 1 t. pepper. Then poured that evenly on top of the chicken. Covered and baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until slightly boiling. Optional – if you want to add some crunch to it add crumbled Ritz crackers mixed with butter and top after casserole has cooked. Put in an additional 5-10 minutes until crispy.
One chicken, two meals, five days – does it get any better?
#cookingangel #chickenhack #onechicken #fivemeals #easypeasy #healing #angels #angelbooks #family
The other day I put a little note in my kids' lunch boxes. It was actually lunch box notes that came in a Chick-fil-A Kids Meal. My kids weren't using them so I confiscated them. They usually smile and appreciate my “Mommy notes” and when I write something special on their sandwich bags.
After picking them up from school they mentioned getting a note in their lunch boxes. My oldest made a comment that was more like, “...really Mom?”
This was the remainder of our conversation:
I replied, “How special is that!?! What other moms put notes in their kids' lunches?!?!”
My son chimed, “Matthias' Mom.”
I exclaimed, “That's awesome!!”
He went on with further detail, “And you know what me and Matthias say?”
His head cocked and moving side to side, “Moms these days...”
Laughter erupted from the driver's seat!!
Yep, I am officially one of “those moms” and proud of it. Are you one too? Drop us a line and tell us what you write on your “Mommy notes.”
To see my fella reenacting his "Moms these days..." comment click on the video. :)
#lunchboxnotes #chickfila #familymoments #kidstalk #sweet #awesome #momsthesedays #laughter #angelbooks #booksforkids #funtimes #proudofit #mommynotes
We love getting your angel pictures and sharing them on our posts. This angel is sending a Valentine's message and we found it soo cute! Keep your pictures coming. They put smiles on our hearts that show up on our faces!
To see what other angels are up to follow our Pinterest page as we post lots of angel antic pictures there. As a bonus, you will find almost 1,000 angel recipes and angel crafts too. We are serious about angel business around here.
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Anyone else have trouble corralling kids to help at meal times? It's the same thing every meal - set the table, get food on the table, clear the table, etc. Rarely do we "mix it up." The process is the same each meal. The table has to be set so we can sit and eat. Pardon me if I'm sounding a bit snarky. I really don't mean to.
One day I was again repeating myself. "Clear the table, wipe the table, get napkins on the table....how many times have you guys done this??" I was getting frustrated and they were getting exasperated. Well, a light bulb moment came to me. (So grateful when those happen!) I decided to make a list.
The list was steps for how to get ready for dinner (or breakfast or lunch). I put the list on the fridge. The next night at dinnertime the kids wandered around like lost sheep. Then I showed them the list. It was their list to help them help the family get ready for meal time. They read the list and did every step to a "t." It was beautiful! They even "owned" the list adding two steps. And they corrected a numbers error on my list - that made them feel pretty smart.
We implemented this about seven months ago. I can honestly tell you it's brought peace and order to meal time. Even my husband uses it with the kids. When they start walking around like sheep we simply say, "Look at the list. What's next on the list?" It redirects them and puts them back on track and helps us stay in our happy place. Cue the heavenly host melody!
Feel free to use our list to bring some order to meal time in your home or customize the list for your own family. It's easier to prepare the meal when you don't have to supervise the setting of the table too.
#order #mealtime #helpers #kids #stepbystep #sheep #focus #ownit #heavenly #lists #angels #peace #listsaregreat #workthelist #booksforkids