Thursday, November 27, 2008


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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to my November babies...

2 of my nieces have November birthdays. Happy 5th and 12th birthday!

All of the family will be here for Thanksgiving this year which is a treat. Usually we don't get together til Christmas. So we are going to make pine cone turkeys which I will take pics for you to see.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I am so glad it is Friday even though I will be a deer widow again this weekend. Don't know why I really look forward to the weekend since I stay home and my kids aren't school age yet.

I am freezing! Me and cold weather don't mix. I am an inside person during the winter. My poor kids won't see much out doors til they can go by themselves in the winter.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I cannot believe how easy it has been

I am 95% done with my Christmas shopping and it has all been done on the Internet. No long lines or roaming aimlessly from one store to the next not really finding what I want for the people I love. I am tremendously pleased with what I have found and most has been with free shipping! Not worrying about the drama of shopping this year is great! I am glad I won't be drowned in the sea of shoppers that are in a hurry and irritated sales clerks that are exhausted. My focus can stay on the true meaning of the season and teaching my sponge of a 3 year old the story and meaning of Christmas. I am ready to decorate cookies, spend time with family, attend parties, and my church's candle light service that has been a family tradition for years. This season is an exciting, scary, and sad time for our family. My sister and her family have surrendered to missions which is the exciting thing. The scary thing is them leaving us for 3 years to a foreign country. The sad thing is for 3 years we will have only limited contact with them and no visits during those years unless we go to them. Only for selfish reasons is it sad. And I do experience those emotions from time to time. Then I remember the eternity I will have with them. And what they are doing is trying to spread the gospel to those who have not heard it to give as many people as possible the opportunity to be with us for eternity. How cool is that. I am so proud of them for their obedience and sacrifices they have already gone through. I am excited to see what other things God has in store for them and to get to watch it all happen and experience the presence of God working is unexplainable. It is a wonderful thing to watch as each step they take is proven to be the correct path God has for them. We all have things we love about the holiday season. Some of them are sad, some happy, some we try to have every year. The one thing that will never change about this time of year is the excitement in celebrating the Savior that was born for us, the one that loves us unconditionally with perfect love, the one we strive to be like but fall short of, the Almighty one that shed his blood for us so we could have everlasting life and have peace in knowing the sufferings we have are well worth it for the eternity we are provided and what suffering compared to what He endured for us.

Friday, November 14, 2008

My little model

He is so silly. He loves these broken sunglasses.

Just curious...

I was thinking the other day how often do other people clean their house. I thought it would be neat to do a poll.
How often do you clean certain things in your house
change sheets?
ceiling fans?
I am sure I am missing something. Feel free to mention it. Don't really care how clean your house is. I am not in this to pass judgement or think you are a neat freak or dirty. You live in it not me and I do think a home is a place to live not a museum. Ours is comfortable. We do have toys in several rooms and you will find clutter in various places. I try to really clean the floors once a week. I do sweep high traffic areas everyday. Bathrooms and sheets once a week. I despise dusting! Thanks mom for that one.:0) I had to do that chore every week when I was a kid. So if you come to my house and see dust that would be why. Really once a month on that one. Laundry everyday! Fans and curtains a few times a year. Oh try to include if you have kids and how many and if you work or stay at home. I have 2 boys and stay home.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nothing important

I am just tired of being sick!! This cough is driving me nuts and barely having a voice is quite the challenge for me. It has been 3 weeks and I am tired of it. And to top it off the rainy cold weather makes it even harder to get out of bed. Blah. Oh well. Not to complain or anything.
On a positive note I got to snuggle with a 7 month old yesterday and Brenden got to play with a friend. We had 4 in our house yesterday ages 3, 2, 17months, and 7months. Sounds chaotic right. Not one bit. We had a wonderful day and I didn't even get a headache.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Building authentic relationships one life at a time....

That is our church motto. If you live around here you have noticed our church in the process of adding on. You may have also noticed a bunch of travel trailers parked at the old WC Waley school. This group of men are here helping build our new family life center.

Here are a few pics from the church site. How exciting to see the first beams going up.

Notice the washer and dryer above.

Here are about 25 motor homes. The washer and dryer above is how they are doing their laundry.

Words cannot express to these men who are giving their most precious gift, time. What a wonderful ministry they have to help other churches strive to spread the gospel in their communities. They are not only helping us with our building the wives that are with them are sewing and finding other ways to minister here locally. Thank you for your donated time, energy, and presence here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

My hunters

Barry took Brenden hunting this weekend for the youth hunt. Brenden had a blast with his daddy. He didn't complain at all. They had a great time together. And to top it off they got a deer. A 5pt. if you can't tell in the pic.


We went out Friday night in our neighborhood. We decided the wagon would be a lot easier than walking or the stroller. The boys had a blast. We would roll them up to the door step and by the end of the night Blaine had the hang of holding up his bucket for candy. It was too funny. He was not letting that bucket go. A few times he dumped it on himself. He was a little front heavy with the bucket in his lap but he wouldn't allow anyone to help him. I do believe Brenden accomplished his goal of filling his bucket to the top. When we did that his mission was complete and we could go to his preschool teacher's house and to see his grandparents. What a mess they were.