Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Something's Different...

Look closely. Do you see it? I do.

It's Jesus!

Cause last night Seth asked Jesus into his heart!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Loving the weather & all that it brings with it.

Impromptu games of water tag in the backyard

Tree trimming/cutting down in the front yardSpending time on the front porch with good friends

Last minute overnight trips to great grandma's &

Hanging out in your skivvies in the backyard!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

X-Rated Nuggets

Duane fixed dinner the other night while I went out for Indian with a girlfriend. He found this in the nugget bag!

I couldn't help myself. I just had to take a pic.

Watch out parents. You never know what those dino shaped nuggets are up to when you aren't looking! I am imagining that the dinos were going for one last hurrah before they were eaten and well they weren't quick enough & were frozen in the process!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Having Fun with OCD

I have a child with minor OCD tendencies. Well, ok they are probably more than minor.

A couple of weeks ago I found an almost complete set of vintage alphabet blocks at a thrift store. When I got home I noticed there were enough letters to spell out our last name. I didn't want them to be all straight. I wanted them to look a little cock-eyed because that's the way I like it. A few hours later I noticed that the blocks no longer looked like this

They looked like this.

At first I thought it was just the kids getting used to having the blocks sitting around & they were messing with them. So I fixed them & walked away. Later in the evening I noticed they again looked like the second picture & not like the first. So I fixed them again. The next morning the OCD child had fixed them again. It was at this point I decided to play a little game. I call it "Having Fun with OCD". I display the blocks in an unperfect manner and the OCD child comes and "fixes" them. This has gone on for a couple of weeks and I still have not tired of it. I am just trying to decide if I am being cruel or not. Am I causing a problem that will take years of therapy to undo? Hmm?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Watching God Work

Duane & I have spent the last couple of weeks desperately searching Craigslist for a car that would work for us, our budget & Duane's music equipment. After test driving a few different cars we decided that we really wanted a Volkswagen. The Jetta was sporty but too small for the band equipment Duane hauls back & forth to church twice a week. So we figured a Passat would be a better fit. Problem was every Passat we saw was either too much or already sold by the time we got in touch with them.

Last Saturday morning I sat down at the computer to refresh the Craigslist page. Just to see if anything worthwhile had been posted since we went to bed the night before. But first I said a little prayer to God asking him to provide a car that would work for us in every way. Page refreshed. Passat posted! In our price range, a manual (which is what we were really holding out for), good milage & it came with an extra set of tires! We wasted no time in contacting the guy.

We went to drive it that afternoon. Taking Duane's guitar with us to make sure it would fit. It just slid right into the truck with more than enough room to spare! The car had a couple of problems which after we made him an offer & he accepted he then fixed for us! What a blessing! It was so neat for me to be able to sit back & watch God work in all of this. For quite some time I forgot to let Him work & I waisted so much time worrying and getting upset about different things big & small. God is so working in me right now & I love it! I'll post a pic of our snappy new car soon!

On a side note, let me just say how much I LOVE Craigslist! Our church has been in need of chairs for the children's class. I looked for some on craigslist last Sunday & found someone selling them for $3.00/ chair! My Dad & I went to pick them up today & the guy gave us eight or nine more chairs than what we paid for just becuase he wanted to get rid of them. Again a blessing from God!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Having Faith

The past few days have been filled with fear and trepidation. The night before last I was up worrying and God told me to "have faith." Instead of having faith that He would take care of everything regardless of whether or not I liked the outcome, I lost hours of sleep over it both that night and the next morning. Still ignoring God's command, the next day was filled with more apprehension. And then today the answer came. It was the answer I wanted. Yet I feel foolish. Foolish for not listening to God and not trusting that his statement of "have faith" would have the outcome I wanted. When will I learn that regardless of what happens He has my best interest at heart?