Thursday, February 28, 2008

I am so excited! I am going to a huge consignment sale tomorrow! I love that kind of thing. Hopefully my plans will work out and Brenden will not have any more fever. He still had some on and off today. He has played a lot but tuckered out fast. Being sick always makes him cranky. It would me too if I had time. Barry is off tomorrow so we will see how things will work out.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Life has been crazy!! Brenden has been running fever since Sunday. It has stayed around 103 most of the time. We went to the dr yesterday and what a waste of time. They checked for flu and strep and they were negative, thankfully. The messed up thing though is they didn't bother to check his white blood count so I don't know if it is an infection or a virus that I am now giving him antibiotics for. Oh well, what can you do. When you are worried about your child you tend to think a dr might could help. Not mine. They didn't even bother to come back in the room to tell me what was wrong. They sent the nurse in to give the scrip and say his tests were negative. Where was the dr you ask, 5 steps away writing in someone else's chart. I wouldn't have minded it so much if they would have had an emergency, but there wasn't one so why couldn't they have come back and talked me. I went to see a dr not a nurse. Don't worry I will be charged the same.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How awesome a child can be, check this out:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


We all complain about our children when they drive us crazy, but today I would like to say how wonderful our day has been. My oldest is going through a rough stage right now and every day seems to bring a challenge of the wills and mommy has to win otherwise he will be rotten. Today he has used his manners, been helpful, played well with his brother (execpt while I was on the phone), ate good, didn't argue, and I am sure I am missing something but you get the point. Blaine has not fussed ( he is cutting lots of teeth at once) and has played all morning. I couldn't have asked for a better day so far especially after the past few days we have had. I hope yours is going well too!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Just thought I would let my sister know once again she has converted me!! Why I let her influence me so much I will never know.:) I now drink tea with Splenda!! I have been a sweet tea drinker since my momma let me and now for some odd reason I am changing my ways. So not very baptist of me. My real motivation is to lose weight without working out. Not a big sweater and not a big exercise type but since kids took over my body I may have to change a lot of things to be happy again. Even though some things will never be the same! I don't mind wheat noodles and brown rice but tea without sugar I just might not make it!!!

Sundays sermon

How to Love Your Family Proverbs 22:6

I loved Sundays message!! It was on the verse that says to train up your children so they will not depart. He said we are to train them not teach. Train-obey, respect, mold character, instruct by exercise, prepare for contest. Train them that they are to be champions for Christ. From day one. Train them to represent the King and defend the kingdom. As as parent we are not to teach history we are to be the doers of the word. They will not depart does not mean perfection. We all imperfect and have a sin nature and we must daily crucify our sin nature or we will live for ourselves and not for Christ. It is the parent's responsibility to teach the child not teachers or friends.

Here lately I have had a lot of things pointing me in the direction of homeschooling and again out of a daily routine Sunday did it again. How awesome our God is in how he will speak to us individually if we will just pay attention. We don't have to sit and read every word in the Bible to find our answers. That will just get you all stressed and extremely confused because you are searching not listening. You pray then wait and He will show you in your daily life His answer. Wow!

Our Sunday school lesson was great too! We talked about Luke 10:1-16. We are currently focusing on outreach. In our busy lives we look around us and see oportunities but don't go and visit them. It doesn't have to be across town or in China but in our own neighborhood. We all have people around us that are not going to church on Sunday. They know where we are going and we know they are not. So why don't we take the time and invite them or share the gospel. It is as easy as knocking on the door. We are all guilty of just driving by. In this passage we have the reassurance that God will be with us in the visit. He will make us capable. And after we do what God has laid on our hearts to do it is up to them to accept Christ not us. If you do have a visit that does not go so well He says they are not rejecting you they are rejecting me so wipe the dust off your feet because you have done your job. And if it isn't there time you still planted that seed. I find this to be comforting. I have a hard time doing this and it just gives me a since of peace now. I guess it is that feeling of rejection that scares me the most. There are a few people around me that I need to visit.

Friday, February 15, 2008

We went to the circus tonight! Not what you are thinking but Brenden enjoyed it. It was a sweet little family circus. They had talent. Just not all of the lights and money to do what a big circus would do. Can't beat $8 for a night out! Sorry about the fuzzy pics. Brenden and Barry took the pics.

I am not Karen

I am Karen's little sister. And proud of that but not her. Love my sister to pieces and strive to be more like both of them in different ways but not them.

8 years together!

Barry and I have been an item for 8 years!! For a minute there I didn't think we would make it no matter how determined we both were there were others who didn't like us being together. That made it difficult but made us even stronger. I am so thankful we hung in there. Most of the people that were against us are now a vital part of our lives. Thanks for hanging in there with us too!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I won something!!! It is just a family pass to the circus but I never win anything!! Happy V Day to me!:)
And people look at me like I am crazy when I even mention homeschooling. Yes the utter thought scares me to death but if that is what I am called to do I dare not say no. The utter thought of sending them to public school scares me too. I can't protect them from everything but somethings I think you need to be protected from until you are prepared spiritually. And sorry but there are still some things I am not prepared for let alone my child being ready for them. No offense taken to the parents that send their children to public school. You have your own relationship with God and know what your family is called to do.

BIBLE MEDITATION:“O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared Thy wondrous works.” Psalm 71:17

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Satan is on a killing spree he wants to kill our memory and set us awash in the sea of forgetfulness without any recollection of our Christian heritage as a nation. Tragically, he’s aiming his artillery at our children and particularly in the place where they used to grow in the knowledge of good things the public school. Prayer is out. Police are in. Bibles are out. Values clarification is in. The Ten Commandments are out. Social engineering is in. Creation is out. Evolution is in. History is out. Revisionism is in. God says we need to remember the generation to come.

ACTION POINT:You have an important job to influence the lives of those who will come after you. Teach them to walk in the ways of the Lord and against the tide of the world.

Devotions taken from the messages of Adrian Rogers.Copyright 2006, Love Worth Finding Ministries ®. All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Can I just say how awesome my man is!! He is on call this week so I did not expect much for v day but he surprised me anyway. I love my gifts and could not wait to show them off. We normally don't do much for each other that the other didn't already pick out, but it is nice to have the surprise too. We haven't done much in a while as far as gifts lately. Christmas this year was a big family gift, so it was nice to have him do this for me. I put myself last. I think most moms do. I told him I am not sure what I will wear it with but I will enjoy looking at it until I find an outfit to go with it. I am not the trendy one that I used to be. Oh well. I guess I just have too much to keep up with and that is not it. I do miss sometimes buying without thinking but now I realize how much money I did waste! I have been looking for something like this for a while and just couldn't find it. I found this at Keepsakes and it was perfect. I of course did not want to spend the money. I am glad he did! I love it and will remember the day I picked it out and how he went back and remembered. That is what makes it so special not the material thing but the way it is given.