Monday, November 5, 2012
The time change is NEVER easy on me!
I do not recieve the extra hour of sleep than some claim to get!
I ALWAYS lose at least an hour because kids just seem to have that internal clock that does not reset easily! They have all been up rarin' to go by 5 the past two mornings!
I have realized mine does not reset easily either...
I have gotten more done by 8 this morning than I get done in an entire morning some days!
I get sleepy by 8 so I am considering just keeping my internal clock the same and not changing it!
I won't need to retrain myself, it is already established! More prayer time in the morning, and hopefully lots more will get accomplished before anyone gets up...
Now if I can get them to get into a new routine and I don't wear myself out keeping up with their new clocks!
This will be interesting for all of us but somehow it always works out! :)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. (Proverbs 8:13)
By Doug Phillips
Our country is in the grip of a fear crisis. The tension because of this fear is almost palpable. There is fear over the election, fear over the economy, and fear over hundreds of other issues ranging from the environment to terrorism.
For more, go HERE...
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
I LOVE pictures of my kids sleeping!
Maybe because for once they are still and motionless...
I appreciate those times! :)
I would not want it that way ALL the time but...
it can be so sweet!
My four year old got up this morning with his 6 year old brother and thought it was time to get up!
...At 2:45 am!
I sure am glad he had a blue bear and a cowboy hat to meet him when he went back to bed!
Enjoy your weekend!
Relax and remember to rest in Jesus!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Yes my oldest...
You have been the trial of our many errors!
We look back and know that it is true...
Kids are pretty resilient to parents mistakes!
You are so strong and loving and it truly has been a joy to raise you!
Although I wish so many times I could turn back the clock and...
read you one more story,
play one more board game with you,
look at your lego creations a little longer,
appreciate your creative art sculptures made from wood,
not worry about bedtime,
appreciate God's outdoor creations going on hikes,
and receive ONE more crayon drawing when I was the best thing in your world!
seeing you become the man you are becoming and
watching the fruit of my labor
is rewarding and I would have it no other way!
I love you and I anticipate many amazing things to happen in the coming year!
You are God's gift to me and I am so thankful that I was choosen to be your mom!
I love you son!
Happy 19th Birthday!
No matter where you go or what you do,
I am always here to support you and be your biggest fan!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Over Labor Day, we went to the annual "Turning Hearts" picnic at the Bontrager's home. It is to remind us the purpose God has for families...to have our hearts towards our homes. Father's leading, loving and sharing the love of Christ with thier children so they can go out and spread the Word of Christ with others. A Godly heritage to pass on to the next generation. Mother's learning how to encourage, support and share also in the responsibility. It is FILLED with big families and kids EVERYWHERE!
The Bates family from "United Bates of America" show on TLC, were the guest speakers. They were also there last year and once again, Gil Bates did an amazing job reminding us that our job at home cultivating our children's hearts is more important than ANY other job we will ever do.
Besides the Bates, who have 19 children, we won a prize for having the largest family there! (However, there was a family there who had 11 and we gave them our CD because we are nice like that!) :) My HUGE complaint and ONLY complaint was the heat! It was pushing 100 degrees and humid! I made it hour by hour and after my kids kept telling me I could make it, I made it 7 whole hours! :) I don't regret it a bit! Here are a few pictures to share our day! If you are ever in good ol' Iowa next year, I HIGHLY suggest you come to the picnic!
First view of a cow
sitting by the rural "sky scraper"
(my 4 year old said it was a "weally talllll sky squayper)
Yes, the cows were the hit of the day for our boys
Farmer wanna be's!
I myself, prefer the Bates Family over cows
enjoyin the show
using a leaf blower to inflate the bounce house
(quite a creative idea in my opinion!)
We did locate some of our "old" friends also
ice cream was a HUGE hit of the day
yep...watching the cows still!
more friends and ice cream
boys playing football
And just plain FUN!
And He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers...