Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Monday, October 29, 2007
In other news, we had our big MOPS fundraiser over the weekend, too: Antiquities. We had nearly 140 sittings, so hopefully our group is now set for the next two years. Whooopeee!
And finally, a bonus funny for today. Our son has been exceptionally tired the past couple weeks, so has had a few night-time accidents. Well, I was stripping all the beds today, and decided it was time to wash our mattress pad, too. As I was bringing it all downstairs, he was sitting on the floor playing cars and noticed what I was doing. His question to me: "Who had the accident - you or Daddy?"
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Hey Everyone! Well, she decided not to wait til the 22nd. She walked the halls of the hospital, doing little bobs and bounces and bearing the pain to get the baby to come out. After about 9 hours of extreme heavenly bliss....at least I THOUGHT it was heavenly. She seemed like she was praying...or yelling, not sure. I WAS going to say things like,"Oh suck it up...it's not that bad!" Or "hey...I'm ready to have another...how bout you?" oh and the best comment..."Just do your deep breathing exercises and it will go away." Also, she did the entire thing totally drug free. It just happened that way. My personal policy is: The wife may or may not be given drugs--depends on the mother. The father, however, can have anything he wants. I asked for vicodin...they said no. I just didn't say a thing! Baby came at 4:12 AM and...oh yes...4:12 AM for those who were all snuggly wuggly in their beds!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
We had our second MOPS meeting yesterday, and our pastor spoke on loving our husbands. Well, actually he spoke on how our husbands need our respect. Always a good reminder! Another very good meeting, and thankfully our childcare situation was much better, too. Thank you, Lord!
I finished up my first round of samples for the stamping design team I'm on and got those mailed off on Monday, and now I just have to decide which sets I want to work with for the next quarter.
We're pulling things together for our church's Fall Fest this Saturday. I'll be dragging my Mom out tomorrow for a shopping trip. And I have nearly 200 pounds of meat to pick up on Friday! We're expecting a good turnout, as this is the first time in "OUR" building, so we've invited neighbors, families from the day care programs and MOPS, and pretty much anyone else from the community that happened to make eye contact :) Seriously, though, we're very excited about this. The temps are feeling more fall-like, but it's still a bit warmer than average - perfect for an evening out with the family. Crafts and games for the kids, songs around the fire, yummy food and fellowship.
Oh, and did you notice the new profile pic? Yes, not only have I cut my hair but I've colored it as well. Problem is that the color didn't take evenly (I think my hair is just too coarse for "natural" products. Bring on the ammonia, baby!) Need to find time to take care of that as I'm planning to have my Dad snap some family pictures for us. Here's hoping that our kids can make it through the next few days free from major facial abrasions!!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Of course now he doesn't want to take it off - and I really need to run out for some groceries. But there's no way I'm taking him out with this ludicrous strip plastered across his face and his sister's smattering of purple blotches (which thankfully are healing pretty quickly).
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Whew! So that pretty much sums up the past few days. Things may be kinda quiet for a week or two, but I promise to drop in occasionally!!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Last week, I had gone out in the evening to get groceries. When I came home, my hubby told me that I needed to check the kids - and take the camera along. Now the last time he said something like this, they had emptied their dressers AND toy box into one enormous heap in the center of our room. I was NOT amused. Anyway, I guess my hubby could tell from my sigh of resignation that I was not looking forward to trudging up the steps, so he assured me that this time it was something cute.
So this is what I found. They had been playing, and evidently just got tired and D decided he wanted to stay with his sister. Awwwww... These two kids continually crack me up - having serious arguments over a toy one minute, but then happily playing the next. And they really do love one another. Here's hoping that they can continue to get over disagreements so quickly for a looooooong time!!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Other activities over the past few days include meal delivery for a family with a new baby, haircuts (not just mine, but I finally got my two guys trimmed up last night, too!), and just general household maintenance. Both kids have dental check-ups this afternoon, and I have a huge list of errands to take care of tomorrow. My folks arrive in a week and our guest room is still piled up with my craft stuff. I really need to kick it into high gear for these next few days. To top things off, our son is going through a bit of a rough patch - he's being super whiny and not listening well at all - which of course irritates me and makes it even more difficult to respond in a Godly fashion.
Our pastor has just started preaching on I Corinthians, and two weeks ago talked about our status as saints. The phrase that is constantly playing in the back of my mind: "It is one thing to be made a saint, it is another thing to act like one." When we come to Christ, we are redeemed. Sanctified, and set apart for His service. But I fall short daily, and I'm feeling particularly convicted of that on the home front. I want to be a Godly woman - not just a mask I slip on when I'm around "church friends," but modeling the fruits of the spirit to those who see me the most: my husband and children. And honestly they see my impatient, lazy, snarly side far too often. But that's me. And I need to be more about HIM. I need to lean on my Savior each and every moment, not relying on myself. Because when I do it on my own strength, I get overwhelmed and blow up at those I love the most. We have a lot going on this month, and it's only going to get worse if I try to make it on my own steam.
He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. I Corinthians 1:8-9