October 16, 2008

Tiger Cub Thursday

The last few days have been spent working on Matthew's boat for Scouts. First choosing the paint color, then the theme, then building it, painting it and applying the stickers.(Thanks Dad!) Finally the finished product; a bright blue boat with an "American theme"(based on the upcoming election). He is SO excited, It is perfect, tested and ready to go........
Matthew walks into my room; "I'm home Mommy, and I lost"..... "You lost"? "I stink, Mom, my boat was not fast enough". I try to console him and tell him that his boat is great, I tell him that it is okay to lose, as long as you tried your best. Dad says, a 4th grader won...I tell Matthew this is your 1st year in scouts and a 4th grader has had lots of practice....
Matthew is such a sensitive child, he is also at the age where it is either win or lose and no in between. Apparently he was not the only sad one, there were 2 other 1st grade boys, who actually cried at the race. Bless their hearts, you hate to see them hurt, but know this is just another one of the many life lessons ahead.... I tucked him in and kissed him goodnight and said " I love you, and Mommy is so proud of you!" "I love you too Mommy" he says.....
Thank goodness the Pinewood Derby is not until the spring!

October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday ( well almost...)

As many of you may know, today is the National Day of Remembrance for pregnancy and infant loss. This includes all babies who have died because of miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or any other infant death.
I will be praying for so many people I know, that have suffered a loss including myself-
(Our tubal pregancy- baby-7.5 weeks in December of 2003)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
Psalm 34:18

October 14, 2008

Tuesday and Trips...

Last week, Matthew was off school for the day, so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and visit the bird sanctuary. We had so much fun! Then we drove through the part of the park with buffalo, they were standing RIGHT next to the car and in the road. It was really cool! The boys loved it! Afterwords, we met Daddy for a quick lunch. It was a great day off school, looking forward to the next one :)
I had a wonderful time on Matthew's field trip today to the Symphony. We went to see Peter and The Wolf. The kids really seemed to enjoy it. I had fun being a driver & chaperon and getting to spend some "day" time with my sweet Matthew!
After school the boys and I headed to Michael's to look for craft projects...We bought all kinds of little projects and this, tune in tommorow for updates and pictures of the "finished product"....
I just have to say that I feel SO blessed to be able to have days like these with my boys! I am thankful to my wonderful husband for working SO hard, so that I can stay home with our boys!
I love you!

October 13, 2008

Bits and Pieces

An excellent movie! Every couple should see it...

Click on link below for a slide show from the birthday dinner
*(make sure to scroll down and pause the blog music first)


We have been very busy around here...Soooo I will try to update on a few things :)

David and I saw FIREPROOF last week and LOVED it! I highly recommend it. We also just started a Sunday night small group bible study this weekend and for the next 6 studies, we will be using the FIREPROOF Sessions for our study. We really enjoyed the 1st one and are looking forward to next week.... (The song is from FIREPROOF.)
I decided to have 1 more yard sale this weekend, besides staying up late and getting up at the crack of dawn, it went okay. We have cleaned so much our of our basement; we actually have empty space! Those who know me/us , know this is unusual, because I am a pack rat!!!

On Saturday night we had a small dinner party for my Dad's birthday. It was 3 guys that he works with and their wives. My brother came too. It was a fun night, I made 3 different kinds of chili, SPICY( recipe from our friend Brent), Steak-n-Shake & White Chicken Chili......WE had fun hanging out, playing Wii, and some Bingo. The boys love when people are over, they had a blast!!! It was a good dinner with great friends!

On Sunday we did not go to church, instead we did a fundraiser walk for our 7 year old neighbor Hannah. She was diagnosed with Raynaud's when she was about 4 years old. (Learn more about Raynaud's at http://www.raynauds.org/) Since then, the Raynaud's been discovered to be a secondary condition, orindicator, of a more serious disease. This disease is Juvenile Scleroderma. It is rare and different from adult-onset Scleroderma. Hannah has Systemic/Diffuse Juvenile Scleroderma which involves the hardening of her skin and early internal organ involvement including heart, kidneys, muscle function and joints. (Learn more about Juvenile Scleroderma athttp://www.jsdn.org/aboutjsdn.htm). We felt like it was important to do the walk as a family. It was a warm fall day, but a beautiful walk, with neighbors & good friends for a wonderful cause!

Today was a typical Monday, BUSY! I caught up on lots of things and made dinner for a family at church. Michael had soccer practice and I had a Mom's club meeting...Someday we will slow down, right???

From our bible study:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27