Welcome and Blessings!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ever wonder what all those laundry symbols mean?

Here is the link for all those laundry symbols:

Guide to Common Home Laundering & Dry cleaning Symbols

Other News (in no special order):

  • Well, things haven't stopped around here, meaning they are quite busy these days. Non-stop dishes, laundry, and dirty diapers...and non-stop dirt, sand, gardening, and cleaning.
  • Yesterday (June 15) was our 12th wedding anniversary, but we were unable to celebrate...
  • Two weeks from yesterday, my son jumped off the dock (barefooted) and landed on something VERY sharp...needless to say, he had to have 13 stitches to repair his foot. He has now been hobbling around for two weeks. (That was when we had company over...my husband and son's visit were cut short.)
  • My second youngest daughter turned 3 on June 3rd.
  • Our biting black (sheep?) flies finally arrived a few days back...thankfully they only bite you if you are on the lawn mower.
  • The heat has finally subsided a bit, the cool weather blew in just today! You know, there is nothing like sweating while you hang laundry out on the clothes line.
  • My "secret garden" is taking shape, but it is no where near what I want it to be this year. I have a feeling it will take a few years to get it in shape. However, I did find a clematis growing amongst the weeds...got a trellis up and weaved it through the trellis. I can't wait to see it a few years from now!!! Right now we have begonias, peppermint, spearmint, oregano, thyme, lavender, sage, four o'clocks, and a sunflower growing in it. Eventually the entire back yard (which is surrounded by a wall) will be my secret garden. Oh, and I have lettuce and radishes growing off to the side in my back yard (future secret garden).
  • Last week I sat down and made my 3 middle girls each a dress. They turned out adorable...now I just need to get them off of them long enough to take a picture of them!
  • Baby girl is crawling, pulling up and sitting all by herself. She has become quite the little mover and shaker...she just won't slow down, not even for a minute!

Anyway...that is all I have time for today! Don't know when I will be back, as keeping a blog can be quite time consuming and right now, I just don't have that kind of time.

Hope to get things normal around here soon. Get a schedule or something! If you have any great ideas or suggestions for me that you would like to send me, email me at runningtothecross@yahoo.com

Have a great summer, if I am gone that long! (I probably won't be...(O;)


Leanne said...

Sounds like your busy but content!

You ought to take before and after pictures of your garden and post them!

Take care!


Audrey said...

Eve turned 3 on June 4th. How fun!

Swylv said...

no suggestions as you have more experience with more children around but I see you do what any mom would do, just do the next thing.

ok so hanging clothes on the line outside, how do you keep birds from pooing on them? and do you give them a good shake before folding to get bugs off?

We should be getting a house soon and I'd love to air dry clothes outside...save on electricity and all and even in winter may hang them inside to dry as well? just fluff in the dryer.