Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Benjamin makes the funniest faces when he talks about everyday things. I've been snapping pictures trying to make a composite of all his expressions. Here are a few.
This is his "Can you believe that?" face.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Seems like the circles I run in always keep me on my toes about all things "spiritual" including things I never considered spiritual. I was recently asked (again) if we "did" Halloween or not. My answer is always the same. Yes, we do Halloween. Yes, I know it's a pagan holiday. Yes, I know lots of devil worshipers are doing their thing that night also. Yes, it is a holiday that very much involves Satan. I get it. But, it doesn't convict me like it does some people. I think it's because Satan is alive and well every day and people worship him every day. My kids don't "do" Halloween because of the devil. We do Halloween in spite of the devil. God gave us a sense of humor to enjoy things like dressing up and pretending. My kids don't and won't wear devil costumes or "scary" ones. I don't decorate my house with tombstones or skeletons. I have a certain line that I don't cross. I do that with any holiday, not just Halloween. For example, at Christmas, I think it's wrong to go into debt to buy Christmas gifts. I don't do it. But, we do give gifts and we do rearrange our budget to buy them. We have to pick and choose carefully but we do spend money and we enjoy Christmas. See what I mean? In fact, I can apply the idea to the everyday. For example, television, you can watch television to the point that it is sinful. The devil works very well through the t.v. these days even in commercials and cartoons. I don't turn off the t.v. completely, but I do make the right choices about it. I think it works that way for anything you do including a holiday like Halloween. Find what it is that convicts you about it and change that thing. If it's the entire idea of it, fine, but if there is a happy medium, find it. God gives us discernment in all things. Halloween is a good opportunity to use that discernment and teach your kids about choices also.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Oh, and, he sits on the toilet backward. Not sure how that fits my theory.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
One of our dogs died this week (Wednesday) of some heart related thing, we think. It was quick and he was a relatively healthy dog so it was quite a shock to us. I cried when Marymae cried but, other than that, I've just felt like it was a sad thing, but the way it is....Anyway, when my children ask me if dogs go to heaven, I really can't say for sure. Do they? What is the scriptural reference for that? I'd like to give them some hope of "seeing" them again, but I don't want to lie to them if it's not true.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Three years ago today, I had a sweet baby boy that I thought I'd never have. This perfect little gift from God was like a dream. Today, he is one of the joys in my life. He is funny, outspoken, entertaining and smart. I know all moms think that about their kids, but it's true. He is.;0) I'm sad that he is three today. I'd like to slow down time so that he didn't grow so fast just like I'd like to slow down with my other kiddos. God has given me so much more than I deserve. I don't deserve such a sweet precious boy, but I'm thankful God chose me to be Benjamin's momma. He's a Cars lovin', Thomas the tank engine track buildin', baseball playin' little guy!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This is Lightning McQueen--our newest addition. Isn't he so cute? He was given to us about a month ago and has just stolen our hearts. He's a good boy, has house trained well and knows how to sit and lay down. He is a male golden retriever and is about 3 and a half months old. We just love him.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Do you have a special bond with your first born? I'm not playing favorites, but Allen just holds a special place in my heart. It's unlike Marymae's and Benjamin's special place, you know? It's a having-learned-about-motherhood special place, huh? Today, I asked to take an Easter picture of him and he said, "Mom, let's take a picture together.". Awww. That melted my heart. So, we turned the camera and snapped this picture. I think it's precious. My sweet 13 year old boy wanted to take a picture with his mommy. See why he holds that special place?