Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
It's from a movie called Fireproof, about a marriage about to crumble (no we are not crumbling - I really wanted to see it when it came out - I posted about it when it did - but as you can imagine babysitting for four kids - 2 very small is not too easy, I can't wait until they get a little older), but not having done a couples devotional in a while we decided to do it together and we just started it. I thought OK we have a great marriage this shouldn't be too hard, it will keep us reading and praying together, HA!!.
Day one - Love is patient - Go the entire day without a negative word toward your spouse (I FAILED THAT ONE).
Day Two = Love is kind, do one random act of kindness. (Failed that one too - by the end of the day at home with all the kids, I could only manage a snuggle before bed) I'm 0 for 2 here.
Day three + (do day one and day two as well as three day three) buy your spouse an unexpected gift (since it was just Christmas, we set a $5 limit), I have done OK today although, I was able to be patient, did not do the kindness thing, the night is not over yet, and I bought Michael his favorite ice cream from the store (any kind with peanut butter - we don't usually have it because Kaleigh is allergic and he doesn't want her to feel bad that she can't have any - I bought her some ice pops).
So I'm trying really hard here, but not doing so well, better than day one though. At the end of the book it has 20 questions to ask your mate while on a date or some quiet time, I can't wait to get to that part. Right now we just need to get through the next 40 days.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
..i'm sorry, but would whoever put all those piles of dirty clothes in my house please come and wash them and fold them and put them away??
...and the same person must have made my 3 year old act like, well, a 3 year old. could you fix that? (except mine is 22months)
..and could you also make dinner every night this week since i have no idea what to make.
..and wrap the gifts...that is, if you can find them in the basement (our garage) that looks like a tornado went through it.
..and, while you're at it, could you get these 10 extra pounds off my hips/butt/thighs/stomach?
thanks! i appreciate it!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Can't seem to keep her clothes on, climbs everything in sight, including counters, bunk beds, tables, or escapes out of her crib..ALREADY!!! She's not even 2. Maybe I can just call her TODDLER AMAZING!!! It suites her.
Check out that wild hair!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We had a good Thanksgiving the kids traveled really well, even Jaden. once we understood the issues we were able to address them, the ride up on Thursday took 7 hours a normal ride is 5-5 1/2 so a little longer than expected, but the ride home was even longer 8 1/2 hours, Jaden had had enough around 7 1/2 and proceeded to cry the last 45 minutes. Made for a long ride but we made it home and we were glad we had Sunday to do nothing but recover. Of course with the little guy being sick with a fever and up all night since Wednesday, pretty much the only one's who got any sleep were the girls. Sorry this seems like a downer but just stating the hard facts. 4 of my kids is hard.
I am thankful for teh fact that I got to see my family, and some friends that part is always good, it is hard to travel with a family of 6 and try to find enough space for us to be comfortable, I am grateful to my parents for sqeezing us in even if it is a little tight.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Americans spend 450 billion dollars a year on Christmas.
It would cost 10 billion dollars to SOLVE the issue of clean drinking water COMPLETELY.does that hit anyone else like it hits me?what are we DOING?!??!?!?go here to donate if that's all you need to hear.keep reading if you need to hear more.(brace yourselves...this might be long.)i KNOW we're in this "crazy" economy right now. and everyone is worried about jobs and money and gas prices, etc, etc.well, when your child says, "i'm thirsty, mom!" today, are you worried about it? do you think, "what am i going to do? we don't HAVE any water? and if we do, and they drink it, they might get a disease and DIE?"probably not.yes, we have things to think about (jobs, money...) but let's keep things in perspective!i truly believe that we can solve this problem.over. done.EVERYONE can have water to drink if we just open our eyes and give a little bit (or a LOT!) of our hearts and money.
don't you want to be a part of this thing?(not that you would do it for that reason.)but something BIG is going to happen here...and you could be part of it!the lack of access to clean drinking water is the LEADING cause of death in underdeveloped countries.and we can CHANGE that!4500 children die EVERY day due to water related diseases.and we CAN change that!$20 gives a person clean drinking water FOR THEIR WHOLE LIFE!$5000 digs a well for an entire village.
so, are you ready to do something?To donate:-go here-mail your check here: Charity Global, 150 Varick Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013. Make the checks out to Charity Global and be sure to write Water For Christmas in the memo lines.-if you don't want to deal with that, get your money to me and I'll get it where it needs to go(FYI: this organization is EXCELLENT. they don't just go in and build these wells and leave. they TEACH the village how to MAINTAIN the well to continue giving them clean water.)Ideas...-use this as an opportunity to TEACH your kids about giving and the poor“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me….To the extent that you did it to one of these, even the least of them, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:35,40)-give your kids one less gift this Christmas. i don't think they will miss it. give the money you would have spent.-every little bit counts. choose NOT to get the diet coke from Chick Fil A and donate that $1.63 instead. (sadly, that's a hard one for me...)
-literally GIVE the gift of water. a girl is making bracelets in her ETSY shop to buy and the proceeds go to clean water! i think Tshirts will be coming soon...give a bracelet or tshirt as a gift instead of that lotion or sweater that he never would have worn anyways.
-and PLEASE pass this on! put the button in the top right corner of my blog on your blog. email people and tell them to check this out. talk about it. PRAY about it.
want to read more? Jody, Cassie, Tesi (and others) are the ones that launched this whole thing.
read their hearts. (about clean water and other things - they are just amazing women!)
and then GO!!!
we can DO this!!!
(i'm so excited i can hardly sit still here in my seat!!!)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Kaleigh had her 5 year check up she's in the 25% for her height and weight, Jordan 10th percentile, Jaden barely 5%, Madison 70th percentile for height and 50% for weight, I can barely carry her she's so heavy, and yet she's just my sweet little girl. I know my kids will all be bigger than me, I mean come on it's not hard, but I'm hoping she's not bigger than me at age 10! But she will always be my little baby.