The Simple Things

Published August 6, 2014 by stonidee

What's not to LOVE?

I love these moments. Then sometimes they’re annoying. Other times adorable and endearing, funny, and cute. Sometimes “extra”.
It’s the simple things☺.
The way my son, Jowell sticks his dirty feet under my shirt and props them up on my back.


A riot!

How my daughter, Sanai asks me random questions she already knows the answers to. And how my baby girl, Jewel climbs into my lap to lay then suddenly swings her legs and feet WHEREVER my face is😂.


She actually has her "big girl teeth" now 🙂

The simple things.
My son mastered how to torment his oldest sister before he reached two… terrible two😜. Now four years old, he’s a happy lil’ veteran. She? NOT so happy lol. Oh and when ” twin power” kicks in I have to put on my “no game face” and gear up (mentally) to calm the full out slaughter storm of screams, slaps and “Mooooooooooooom!” , that is bound to happen. The simple things.
I’m sure it’s much more fun to watch than participate. But I’m more often stuck with the latter:roll:. They’re so cute and funny. Ok no. They’re downright NUTS!

And I love every bit of them and all that makes them. 🙂


Ok so maybe we're ALL nuts 😉

The truth of the matter is it’s MY mood that determines how I embrace the tender actions of my babies. No matter what, I’d take theirs over an adult’s any day lol!

I wonder what they would say of ME ;).


Completely normal 😉

*’Til next time, folks*

Before I Begin…

Published March 4, 2013 by stonidee

I have soooo much to do today!
Kids’ breakfast and HOMEwork (they’re homeschooled…temporarily)?  Check.
Online bill payments?  Check. UGHHHH!! Hate giving money away, yet love the peace it brings.
Housework? Welllll… I’ve started but decided to hide away in my quiet space (bathroom) for a lil’ blogging.

Meanwhile my three beautiful rugrats sing, argue, fuss, and whine over…well…EVERYTHING!!!
The hubby’s gone off to a short workday so they’ll have a legitimate reason to scream my name, “Mommyyyyyyy!”, only. Notice I said LEGITIMATE because even when daddy’s home, my name seems easiest for them to shout lol.
My weekend was pretty darned decent!
Friday night I saw one of my very favorite singers, Brandy, LIVE and ohhhhh what. a. show. In my very valid opinion (lol), she is one of THEE BEST live singers to do “it”. I mean goodness, the woman didn’t even mess up! Not one off note. Not one bad riff.
I enjoyed that wonderful experience with my best girlfriend and two of my other favorite girls and fashionalistas. I think I just made that word up lol!
I’m sure the taxicab drivers enjoyed our short stays (side eye).

Saturday, in comparison to Friday, was very… sssssslllllllooooooowwwwwww. Almost unbearable until it hit me of just how long it really had been since I’d had some fun out with friends.
So yeah, my Saturday was pretty normal, for me. I just have gotten so used to being indoors surrounded by children, books, drumsticks, and a broom in my hand with Lion King playing in the background, that I’d forgotten what it was to let my hair down amongst my grown girlfriends with traffic, strange bystanders, and blaring music surrounding us.
So thanks ladies! Let’s do it again…SOON!!!!

My Sunday was filled with thanks to God and calmness. I always appreciate that.

Welp, I have to leave my quiet space and enter into my REAL world…which I also appreciate.
The functionality of my home depending largely on me is my norm.

I’m cool with that ;)!

                                                                                              Stonetically Yours,

What A Journey!

Published August 16, 2012 by stonidee

I wish I could remember EVERY bit of thought that enters my mind and write it down at the very moment (s) it happens. However, I’m not always prepared with pen, pencil, paper, and WordPress lol.

I relish in so many precious moments worth remembering forever…the good, bad, and ugly.
So many lessons, trial and errors, and tribulations. The going throughs and overcomings.

Through it all, the things that make the world turn. The reasons life is worth living. The FAITH that pushes through that needed inch.
THAT’S what keeps me going and going STRONG!

My faith in God; my marriage; my husband, best friend, life partner/mate; my children; ambitions, hopes, and dreams for not only myself but also the ones I love…yeah *smile* I CAN MAKE IT! I WILL MAKE IT!
Because I have the guts to endure every bit of all I go through and to see it make me a better me.

Wounded but NEVER defeated!

                    Stonetically yours
                      *winky wink*

Published July 1, 2012 by stonidee

Yet another tasty treat!

Live to Write - Write to Live

Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: If you could solve one big hairy audacious problem … what would it be? And why chose this dilemma of all the problems in the world?

Susan Nye: Alzheimer’s Disease for many reasons, some selfish, some practical and some born of sadness:

Alzheimer’s Disease runs in my family, I’ve seen it in action and it scares the bejeezus out of me. Will it happen to me? Will I too lose the ability to write, read, cook, drive, speak and live independently?

Baby boomers are aging. The first boomers turned sixty-five in 2011. Every single day another 10,000 celebrate the big six-five and it won’t slow down until 2030. One out of eight Americans aged sixty-five and…

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Published July 1, 2012 by stonidee

I just love tasty recipes!


sweet chilli chicken with sweet potato chips and salad

This is a quick and healthy weeknight dinner that doesn’t skimp on the yum-factor.

sweet chilli chicken:
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp ginger, finely grated
2 tbsp olive oil
Chicken breast, chopped into thirds (just so it will cook consistently and quicker)

Combine all of the above, except the chicken, in an oven dish and give it a mix.
Now throw the chicken in and turn it about to coat the chicken pieces. Give the chicken bits a bit of space in the dish for heat to circulate.
Bake at 180 c for about 20 – 30 minutes.

Check your thickest piece of chicken to make sure its cooked. I cook the bejeebers out of chicken. The good thing about this meal is that over cooking the chicken just makes the yummy sauce coating more chewy and caramelised.

Tip: Soak your…

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Published May 15, 2012 by stonidee

Marriage Life Is Good!

As many of you know I am homeschooling my kids and my niece. The last couple of weeks we have been talking about plants. We discussed what plants need in order to grow healthy and the process of how  plants grow. We planted some sunflower seeds in small containers and sat them in our kitchen windowsill.   The kids have all been amazed at how fast they seem to be growing right before our eyes. My oldest daughter said, ” We are taking good care of our plants mommy.” 🙂

Our little science project really got me to thinking of ways in which I can facilitate opportunities to grow in my marriage and family life.  The Holy Spirit reminded me that we must nurture our marriages  just like flowers.  Much like plants our spouses and kids need to receive some very specific things from us in order to grow and to…

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