Thursday, March 17, 2011


That's right...I hold the patent (pretend) of course...for this it yourself..."keep your gloves on so that they don't fall off...or get snow inside of your coat genius idea". All of you who are skeptical...clearly you don't understand! All you need is clear packaging tape...(because lets face matters..) and just begin by wrapping. There is no real art to it...that is the true genius of it...and it WORKS! Don't be envious or jealous...just keep working hard and you will find your genius idea too!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Excitement for Spring! For seeing new growth! I love this time of year! It happens every year...but it seems brand new every time I see it!

Just a quick note...I am eating fajita chicken with rice and beans is REALLY good! I love homemade soup, but today it is not...this is Campbells...most of the time I think their soup tastes strange...but this tastes like real soup!

I just finished reading Bringing Up Boys by Dr. Dobson...and have started on Instructing a Childs Heart by Tedd Tripp....the sequel to Shepherding a Childs Heart....Both share the same premise...the difficulty of living in a culture intent upon corrupting your child...its not easy that is for sure! I have been working on different things at home with the kids and just LOVE these books. I am looking forward to the next one on my list. Yesterday while we were having Family Worship, Isaac made the comment that we shouldnt just be enjoying ourselves here...which made me kind of raise my eyebrows...he went on to say that we shouldn't just be content with being who we are and enjoying ourselves, but that we should be working more towards telling others about our faith and when we get to Heaven, then we can sit and enjoy ourselves...He said it in a rather humorous way...but he definitely had the made me really proud to hear him say that...and to understand that their is a bigger picture to think about. I imagine every parent that has these moments just wants to rejoice...

This month Elijah turns 4! That went so quickly! As usual I become a sap. It doesn't matter...he decides to grow up anyhow! I am sure I will take many photos to mark the celebration :-)

Thanks for praying for my friends...they are doing much better. The fingers in the snowblower are a bit shorter...but not as painful...and the growth is not a growth at all...but something that still needs attention...not life threatening. Still pray for this family as they seem to constantly be under attack...Cory brought this verse to mind...Luke 22:31-32 "Simon, Simon, Satan has aked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail.." This is an appropriate prayer for strengthening of the faith!