Sunday, November 22, 2009
I thought it meant throw/give away 100 things but really it is getting rid of all BUT 100 things-personal items only, shared items like linens, dishes, furniture etc do not count.
We will update the list as we start it.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We had a great time at Susie and Dwight's church pumpkin patch taking pictures with Lily. A cold front had just blown in so it actually felt like autumn. She got all dressed up as a butterfly for Halloween and we celebrated a fall fun fest at church, complete with a "Krunk your Trunk" trick or treating. We even decorated our trunk. Our bible study came together to set up a balloon bust booth. The kids had a great time tossing the darts at the tiny balloons. Some of those kids are a pretty good aim!
Monday, October 26, 2009
SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a
MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?'
replied the woman.
SON: 'Mummy, how much
do you make an hour?'
MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the woman said
SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'
MUM: 'If you must know, I make $20 an hour'
SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON: "Mummy, may I please
The mother was furious, 'If
the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door...
After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:
Maybe there was something
he really needed to buy with that $5 and he really didn't ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.
'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.
'No Mummy, I'm awake,'
replied the boy.
'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $5 you asked for.'
The little boy sat straight up,
smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he yelled. Then,
reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.
The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.
'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother grumbled.
'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.
'Mummy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?
Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have
dinner with you.'
The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his
It's just a short reminder to all
of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip
through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to
us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $20 worth of your time with someone you love.
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family
& friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We got her to hold a sparkler ~finally~ only to realize it was the very last one and we had no camera. She watched a few fountains and the rest of the flashers while we called to her from the other side of the glass.
Daddy and Uncle Josh then decided to start throwing firecrackers at each other to see if they could swing at them in the complete darkness and get a hit. They actually hit a few, you could hear the tink and then the crack as they exploded. Most of them sailed through the air and landed with a blast at their feet, or sometimes close to their head.
The last game was a bright (but not so smart) idea- Roman Candle baseball, with Josh as the "pitcher" and Corey at bat. This I wish I had gotten on video. These were the fastest flying Roman Candles I had ever seen. I was able to get one picture of Corey ducking, still clutching the bat, trying to get out of the way.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thank the Lord that everyone was wearing their seatbelts.
A truck pulled out in front of the other driver, who in swerving, hit Seth and Jace head on.
The driver that caused all this left the scene, but was found yesteday.
Please keep them in your prayers as they heal. Their kids are with family.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This is the third day of her using big girl panties, the toilet and no accidents on the floor. Today, she used the potty twice to go poo. That is a big deal. I can see already that she is going to be one of those children who are not able to be coaxed into things. She weaned when she felt like it and now used the potty when she felt like it. She has been in pull ups for 2 months (total waste of money, they are useless for trainers) and just now decided she would use big girl panties like mom. The big test will come today when I drop her off at a friends for watching. Let's see if she can ride in the car to her house without peeing in the carseat.
No more diapers! No more diapers!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I know it is only June and the mercury has only just risen to 100, but thinking about how quickly the days have gone by reminds me of just how much there is to do before Turkey and Gravy, Tinsel and Lights, and Fireworks bringing on 2010.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I can do this. I can do this. I can. It's only temporary!
Think about the good things, like the Bible says. OK Lord, I can sacrifice for what's to come :)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
When we got to the Lemur area, they were up close and started barking, so daddy asks her what Lemurs do and she says "bub bub bub bub". Her absolute favorite however was the aquarium. She named all the fish, you know "Dory, Nemo, Gill, Bubble bubble all those. I think if she could have gotten in the tank she would have. The Bald Eagle was very serene sitting on a log just 15 feet from visitors. He was unable to fly due to an injury and still sat as proud as ever as some people snapped photos and others just walked right past.
How can you walk past a bald eagle?
We visited the elephants and zebras and the small lions. And I recalled a few of the areas from my childhood so we set out to find my favorite- the Hippo. He opens his mouth WIDE so you can toss in a handful of pelleted food. We looked on the map and circled around and around and never found him. I was a little bummed, but there is always next time.
Corey told his co-worker about our trip and she said" oh we went there last week, my kids loved the hippo most." Well, they didn't get to see the elephants- so there!
Friday, May 8, 2009
There's power in the precious blood of the lamb.
Power to tear down principalities,
Power to set those prisoners free,
Power to cast those demons out,
The blood of Jesus, there is no doubt.
There is power, power, the blood, the blood, the blood, it gives us power.
There is power, power, the blood, be blood will never lose it's power.
1. Empty your shred bin one page at a time.
2. Make paper clip action figures
3. Modify said action figures with rubber bands for "karate chop action"
4. Stage a war at your desk
5. Empty your co-worker's shred bin.. One sheet at a time
6. Search for signs of intelligent life in the dust cloud behind your computer
7. Turn the speaker volume to max on all computers in the department.
8. Turn everything upside down on a selected co-workers desk.
9. Strike up a conversation with anyone… it will last longer than you need it to.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I am not one who runs to the doctor everytime I have a fever or cough. I have only taken Lily in one time when she was 5 months old and had a cough Corey swore was in her chest. That turned out to be a "normal" cough. So when do we decide what is the everyday sicknesses and when do we have a pandemic panic and rush with masks adorned to the ER? Normally I would wait it out, especially since the last time I had the flu was 5 years ago and Lily has only had one fever in her life and it was gone in 4 hours. Runny noses are king around here, allergies take hold for many months and will not let go. I even seem to be prone to nasal infections, making my boogers not normal. Even then, I don't go on antibiotics, I let it run its course and use a nasal flush. However, the media has a small hold on me and this man made flu has me a bit concerned. I am also glad none of us has had the flu shot so we are a bit more immune to this one-I hope.
This may actually be a time when I won't wait to see a fever break, not because of fear of death or sickness, but because I don't want to get anyone else's kids sick!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Corey gets home and puts on his good jeans- "why is there marker on my jeans?" So I tell him the story and what I need to get...he says " oh, I have rubbing alcohol in my shop"
Now to find where he hid the alcohol.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I know it can be done, that is for one person to earn and the other carry on the duties of the house hold. But why does it seem so difficult?
I can't decide if it would be worth the hassle of finding a job that will allow me to bring Lily just to bring in an extra $1000 or not. Can I get her out of bed in the morning? Would it be fair to her to play with other kids while I taught if I worked at a daycare? Can I get out of bed in the morning?
This pretty much has started because we want to get in a house this year. The lender tried to qualify us for a $100,000 loan and said we are short some moolah a month. I understand and don't want that much home. I think if we can bite the bullet for a few months with me working, maybe we can qualify, pay off the car and I can quit and go back to being at home with Lily and me and the pets.
God will do what He wants to do, so I'll leave it in his hands.