Thursday, August 25, 2016

Every Liitle Thing's Gonna Be Alright~ The Littles..





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Everything's Gonna Be Alright..

We all need to hear these words  at one point in our lives..and sometimes..many times..
I loved this little video Caroline put on her FB this past week.
So the story is..Madame Francine is the owner of the pre-school that all 3 boys went to..and she knew their dad when he was young..the boys have super fond memories of that pre-school and she was always so nice to them.
The story behind this..is that when the 4-5 yr olds graduated..:)..they sang those exact lyrics to the parents on graduation day..and all the parents..cried:)
Madame Francine is on my daughter's FB..and loved this..

Some young adults in their 30's had her also..that's how long she has run this fantastic pre-school in a local church..I got to meet her because over the years..sometimes we picked up the boys..
Caroline doesn't mind my sharing it here..you've all seen them..thought you might enjoy this little uplifting video:)
Putting real life personalities on the faces you have seen transform before your eyes..

So granparents are a bit off their rockers you know..we see these boys all the time..
yet we replayed this video..so many times:)Even before bed that night.
That's a grandparent.

You can imagine how busy this family is:)
Not to mention the paraphenalia and sports equipment:)




Their dad built this in their garage this past weekend:)
Max is fixated on Odell Beckham:)  



Meanwhile ..Noah has been in Sandbanks getting buried in the sand..so happy they had great weather..it's raining here..


I browsed some vintage cookbooks..a little trip down memory lane:)
I had forgotten about The Food Lover's Companion and I love that book.
The Classic Italian Cookbook:)

On Instagram I follow Liz Steel..she suggested we sketch/paint a routine we have..every day for 5 days..
she does her latte..
I have coffee one morning green tea the other..just a habit we recently got into..used to be only green tea..
So I have done it 3 mornings and they are all different..surprisingly I still favor my first..

You can read about this on her blog..Liz Steel..
I mentioned on IG I was a novice and she mentioned this would be helpful..
I am enjoying doing this and may try and repeat the exercise with other things..
I'll show you when I have done 5..trying different paints etc..
same journal though..
I just love being inspired..

Food wise.. a huge spaguetti  sauce..and a new marmalade recipe..it's upside down resting..if it's good I will share:)

I was in an organizational mood..
Feels so good afterwards..
I guess I was feeling like Fred who built the organizational structure..

Pouring rain keeps you in..:)
And wanting to paint..:)
More than organize these days..but the latter has to be done..
I like things..in their place:)

Have a wonderful weekend..the sun's about to peek out..
I'll share  some cookies next week..and maybe the marmalade:)

Everywhere I go..people comment on the totally blissful summer it has been here
Grateful for it.


49 comments:

  1. Monique, up at the top it says missing plug in. Do you know what that means? Noah in the sand... :) I wish my art room was organized too so I could start a new painting. I love the feeling of everything in its place too. Spaghetti sounds good.

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    1. Up at the top of your computer? Here it works on ours:(

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    2. Ahhh too bad:)

      It's just a small video of the 3 boys in back of their mom's car singing a song for a teacher they all had..it just makes me smile:)

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  2. They are all four of them , just the cutest boys! They should be models or actors! Made my day! I miss my little boys...they are just so much fun!
    Bisous xoxoxoxo

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    1. They are..and you are so sweet:)
      I think you are biased though:) You have watched them grow..
      I remember you telling me boys were so much fun..now I know♥

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  3. OMG!!! How cute is that! They are a delite for the eyes Monique!
    They sure look happy...fantastic!
    Wish I could put the video I did of Vivian swimming yesterday...but I know it has to go to YOUTUBE first :o(
    You must be so proud...
    Bonne Weekend!! We are off tomorrow..decided to stay in the a/c for today! hahaha! Lots of rain too...and really hot!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Does it have to go to YouTube?
      She just sent me an attachment and then on Blogger you click on the movie thing..
      They all are happy and fun and busy and loving.We lucked out..the parents are devoted..and not strict like we were lol..they make my heart sing..you know excactly what I mean.
      I want to see Esther swim...you don't have to you tube it anymore..

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  4. The boys are wonderful!! Very handsome and spirited.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. Every closet, drawer, nook and cranny in my house needs to be organized. It's been too long. Can you come and get me inspired? :) Those boys! So precious! There's something about boys and their mamas and grandmamas... They definitely steal your heart!

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    1. I bet you have loads of videos of your family..so easy now w/ their phones..my parents had a super 8 w/ projector!
      WE had slides:) technology!

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  6. I adore Food Lovers Companion -- one of my favorites! And the buried-in-sand photo is a classic!

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  7. How can a day be anything but happy and beautiful hearing that song (and seeing the littles)! I keep trying to understand Instagram, but it simply eludes me - though I do follow a few people, including you:) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Katrina..I just found out how to thank someone..on IG..you go back to the comments slide to the left and then you are answering THAT person..Is it posting you are having trouble w/Linda taught me how to answer..to post you click on the camera icon..and then you see your photos..
      That song IS such a feel good song!

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  8. I'd want to play that video over and over and over again ♥ I love how all three boys really enjoyed themselves singing, clapping and really getting into the rhythm. That's exactly what a good friend of mine said to me after I broke my wrist. "Don't worry, everything is going to be alright." We do need to hear it :) I wish I could save it and send it to Lindsay. One day her three boys will be able to sit in the back seat together when they don't need car seats and boosters anymore. What wonderful lockers Fred built for them too. Handy man! Noah looks so happy covered in sand ♥ How lucky they had good weather too. We've had rain in the morning the past two days but the evenings have been beautiful for sitting outdoors. I got lost in a deep internet worm hole after visiting Liz :) You have a wonderful weekend too!

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    1. I have shared the boys..yours..w/ Caroline because of the 3 boys thing..she will not mind at all..I'll send you the video..now:)
      I would love for someone to say that to me about everything too..so I listen to them:)

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    2. Someone is telling you...three adorable boys ~ so listen :)

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  9. How very cute! I have always loved that song. You are a proud Nana.

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    1. They make me feel good:)Every time I see them.Magic.:)

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  10. Oh My Gosh, that video is the BEST!!!!!!!!

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    1. Cuties:)Full of their own individual little bright,open personalities.
      I want them safe ..healthy and happy forever:)

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  11. Oh Monique! I think I must have watched the video 20 times and got Todd to watch it as well. We are both enamoured with it! What lovely young lads! So much personality! What a delight! I am not surprised all the parents cried when they heard the song at nursery, and their teacher must have been so pleased to get the video as well. I love all that you post Monique. The photo of Noah buried up to his neck in sand makes me cringe. I keep thinking of all the bugs etc. and I start to itch. lol That is me! We were cleaning an outdoor shed the other day and I was itchy for the rest of the day thinking about spiders and webs and all sorts. I will have to look up Liz Steel on Instagram. I have got me a smart phone now so look for more from moi! Hope your weekend is grande! Its a bank holiday weekend over here! xo

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    1. I am so excited for your and your leap into the Smartphone era.I am actually HAPPY for you..your pics will be fanyastic..Oh Marie..I can't tell you how often I watched that video:) And we just spent the weekend w/ all 6.:)Thank you for liking the video..I know we all get to know each other..so I thought some might find it sweet.Thank you.

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  12. Joe was impressed with the lockers Fred built :-) Our three sons had plenty of sports equipment, etc. but it didn't phase me back then, and my house was probably a mess. I'd want to play that video over and over . You give me ideas for Xavier and future grands. Noah looks so happy covered in sand. How lucky they had good weather too...our summer has been idyllic. My dahlias are finally blooming since I planted them so late. After seeing yours last year summer, I just had to :-)

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    1. I have to admire yours this year Debbie:) I didn't plant any!

      Oh Caroline makes us laugh w/ the equipement:)

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    2. Yesterday I was at my camp and made a quick trip to the store. I was listening to my favorite radio station when the reception got fuzzy and a different radio station came on (rather fuzzy also). It was the "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" song! I could not believe it.

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  13. That video is 44 seconds of pure joy, Monique. ♥

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    1. To me too sweet Val:)And thatnks for sharing your video!:)

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  14. Darn. Don't have it on my ipad :((
    Uploading videos is a complete mystery to me...
    I need an online course!!

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    1. Isn't it funny..it shows up on our laptops etc..not on my mini:(
      I thought IPads were perfect:)

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  15. A vase of goldenrod and sunsets at 8 mean summer is coming to an end. Your garden was beautiful this season. Wish I could see the video. I know why you mean about listening to videos over nd over (remember Katherine's rendition of the pledge of allegiance?). We listened to that so many times. Boy your son in law made a great storage unit for all the boy's equipment. I've never heard of the food lovers companion. Do you have the new version or old?

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    1. Mine ..my version..wait..

      2007..received in 2009//from Jana:)

      Why the heck can't we see the video? Caroline ..all her computers and her husbands..Apple/Mac..and they see it!:(
      Yes I remember that cute video:)

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    2. Thanks Monique for the info on the book. I find that some videos (Beth'swedding) I have from my old phone can't be viewed on Apple devices. Maybe Apple videos can't be viewed on non Apple products. BTW I have been out in the garden the last two days, yay! Not long but cleaning up the weeds and the seedling trees that have sprouted. Feels so good! Also I made the blue cheese crackers, sand dollar cookies and starfish cookies for vacation. All well received.

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    3. Well you are doing soooo well!
      Your summer of discontent gardening wise is ending:)On a fab healing note!
      Happy for you!

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the video!!!!!! Happy little guys born into such a super family!! I love the yellows in the goldenrod photo. Love the story of the song. I love organization but am not doing it the way I would like at the moment.
    I couldn't get the video on my ipad either, but did get it on another computer.

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    1. Thank you:) AS you know just spent the w/e w/ everyone..they were so busy..fun..never bored..happy:)♥
      That's all that matters:)
      And we painted ..a watermelon..we 3 girls and Fred..I hung them on the log walls of the chalet and we had a mini vernissage:)

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  17. A sweet video indeed. Send some rain down our way - we need it terribly and the heat is getting very old. Have a lovely week!

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    1. We need it again too..here's a wish for both of us!

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  18. Oh, Monique, thank you so much for sharing this video. Don't laugh, but it was our wedding song! It was my second marriage (my first husband passed at just 30 years old) and I guess I was a little nervous. We were listening to a Bob Marley tape way back then and this song just seemed to fit. Those boys are so sweet.
    At the beach last week, I watched as my granddaughter was buried in sand too. Ah, to be young!

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    1. What a tragic and terribly sad event to lose your husband at 30,
      My children are a decade older..
      I am not laughing as the words fill me with thoughts of yes every little thing is gonna be alright!
      Thank you for your note:)
      Very sweet!

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  19. Oh, oh, oh! Love the don't worry! And these boys could be a trio! Love Marcella's cookbook. Even have several recipes on the blog from her!

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    1. She is amazing..our Italian friends introduced us to that book..so many years ago!
      Thanks Abbe!

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  20. Love the video!! The boys are too cute!! Can't wait for some rain, I have my bucket list of art projects for indoors ♥
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. I am sure you do:) A litte winter might please you:)

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  21. J'ai regardé la petite vidéo trois fois. je crois qu'elle m'a mise de bonne humeur pour toute la journée à venir ... ;-)

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