Thursday, June 12, 2008

More Tweaking...

...has lead to more and more tweaking. I've finally settled on this look.

Out with the green and in with the crispy white. For now anyway!

What do you guys think about my new blog look?

I thought long and hard for a new name. Since my blog wasn't just about life in Mongolia, I felt I needed a name that gave me a little more room with which to express myself. Hopefully, you'll get to know me better as my blog evolves and changes with me.

I love to sing and, in Psalms, David talks about singing of the mercies of the Lord forever!

There's another reason behind my change. You've probably heard the Gypsy Kings or Dean Martin singing "Volare". Well, Hetee was just putting together his blog (I've been bugging him to start!) and he asked me to suggest a cool Spanish name. I suggested "Volare" and he used it. So, I changed my blog name to "Cantare" and now we have "Volare" and "Cantare".

Hetee helped me find my header art, which ironically is named "Liberi di volare" (means 'free to fly' I think.) But I think the imagery goes well with "Cantare", too.

Yes, I think I'll stick with this look for a while.

Oh, I should mention that Hetee's blog is in Mongolian. ;)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pimp My Blog

Today I did a little revamping. I hope the bright green doesn't do permanent damage to your eyesight. I just wanted to have a little color for the summer, ya know?

Monday, June 09, 2008

Care Packages

You may have noticed the list of care package ideas over to the right side of my blog. I got the idea from the blog of a fellow missionary woman. I thought it would be a good idea because I have friends who ask me from time to time "What do you need?" so here's my running list of things we could use from the US. (Lest you think I was just fishing around for free care packages)

If there's someone out there who would like to bless our family with a care package but doesn't know us from Adam, we take those, too. Just ask for my mailing address in the comments section.
God bless!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's Sunday afternoon, the kids are in bed for their quiet time and I choose not to nap which is ODD.

Lately I've been sick with laryngitis and a really painfully sore throat, but today I'm starting to feel better. I even did a little picking up around the house and took some chicken out of the freezer to thaw, just to avoid the feeling of being totally useless. I get that a lot when I've been sick and the house is a mess and my kids have had nothing but "bread and spread" for three days in a row.

Having laryngitis has been no fun at all. I know, being sick period is no fun but laryngitis has to be the least fun of all the "itis" 's. Web md says to rest the voice as much as possible but in my house, that's just not possible. I never realized before how much I call my kids to come to me. For the past few days I've had to physically go and round them up for dinner, baths etc.

Kenny thought I was playing a fun game when I "sternly" whispered for him to stop spilling his water at the dinner table. He whispered something back then proceeded to spill the contents of his cup onto the table. Funny kid.

Nate showed some sympathy at my lack of voice and said, "Poor Mom. Now you can't get angry."

I guess I can't complain. I don't get sick very often. In fact, this is the longest I've been sick in a while. So, I'm taking it easy and keeping my vitamins and carrot juice up. Hopefully I'll be back to my loud self soon. =)

In other news, my baby turns 2 in 12 days! Nate and Abi are helping me plan a picnic by the river for our little Boss's big day.

Other than that, I'm trying to learn to trust God more, not take myself too seriously and to enjoy life in Mongolia.