The pictures from another truly blessed day with our precious children!
October 24, 2008
October 22, 2008
I miss you Mom!
So I learned that we humans were not created to spend every waking moment in the service of others. We are not meant to just be someone’s servant, husband, mother, caretaker, or employee twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We are meant to belong to ourselves and God and then become absolutely the best person God intended when He breathed life into us. Only then can we be good for others.
Say, isn’t it time for a break? How about a cup of tea and a good book? Your family will love the new you. Mine did.
Share each other’s troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord’s command.
Galatians 6:2 (TLB)
October 20, 2008
Yesterday was the last one of my 6 week Women's bible study: Victoriously Frazzled. Cindy, our leader shared with us, a NOOMA video entitled Shells . In it, Rob Bell explores how we use our time, what it means to be busy, and of course contrasts it to how Jesus approached time and goals and general focus. I promise you it WILL be worth the 1o minutes & 26 seconds! It is very powerful in so many ways!
October 19, 2008
Saturday morning started with apple pancakes for the boys and a soccer game, then a yummy lunch from the church BBQ. Then we were off to the pumpkin patch to find the "perfect" pumpkin to carve. We went with our friends, Dave, Denise & Delaney..... Delaney and Matthew are in the same class and are great friends :) We had some much fun, riding the swings, the airplanes, watching the pig races, eating funnel cake & kettle corn, feeding the goats, screaming through the "haunted house", picking apples and pumpkins and soo much more! Afterwords we had a great Mexican dinner and watched the football game....
We came home, took quick showers, and all laid down to watch television and fell FAST asleep in less than 10 minutes at 9:00. I slept soundly, until this morning when Michael woke me up at 7:45 AM to whisper in my ear that he had went potty in his "pull-up"....
Guess what, there was NO PULL-UP :)
Soo Sunday was laundry(the sheets), church, more laundry and a very fun Halloween party at our friends Lori & Dave's house, with pizza, mummy hot dogs, pumpkin painting & more...It was the 1st time this year that the boys were able to wear their costumes.
Then Matthew was off to a play date while Michael & I ran a few errands, David was working on projects and watching the football game. Then tonight we went to our second small group bible study; we are still studying Fireproof, and once again really enjoyed ourselves. It is a wonderful group of people that Dave & I feel blessed to be learning more about God's Word with.....
I am so thankful for another wonderful & blessed weekend with my family & friends!
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7