Thursday, February 28, 2013


Just because I know God's way is perfect doesn't mean I always remember it in the day to day.  
I have had an attitude problem for the last couple of weeks.  Not being ugly to everyone...only those I hold closest, love most.  I hate that.  The worst part is that I wasn't really frustrated with them, but with things not going my way.  In essence, frustrated with God- you know, the one who can see everything.  The only one who knows what's really and truly best for me and mine.  
I even prayed for peace a couple times.  The problem is that I wasn't really seeking it out.  I just wanted it to be given to me. 

It just so happens I came across this: 

This God—his way is perfect;
 the word of the Lord proves true;
 he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalms 18:30

The Bible isn't so much a looking glass through which I can see the future.  I can't see what our family will look like in another five years or where our business will be in terms of its success.  I can't see our wins and losses before they happen. 
Rather it is a mirror so that I can see a little clearer what I'm doing or not doing right now.  Like, oh hello, your fly's down and you have spinach in your teeth.  Or maybe how I'm trying my dead level best to get my way when scripture so plainly says, "his way is perfect."  How I'm asking for peace instead of actively taking refuge in Him.   

Today I'm thankful for grace and love.
I'm thankful that God's word is true.  
I'm thankful for all He's given me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This and That

It has just really been down and dirty at our house for a solid week.  Chris and I both had the flu...thankfully not at our worst at the same time.  The kids have been snotty so I took them to the doctor Monday.  He's got bronchitis.  She's got an ear infection.  Breathing treatments and antibiotics for both.  Sheesh. 
Seriously, it sounds like a nursing home here.

Sometime in the last ten days Audrey has begun to actually pronounce Christian properly...instead of the "Chrisshen" that it's been since she started talking.
And, little miss sassy pants has also begun to ask for showers instead of baths. 
She just gets more grown up all the time. 
Get me a tissue!

I finally started watching Downton Abbey.  I'm now addicted and cannot seem to stop watching it, reading about it, and watching interviews.  It's SO good.  I'm really glad that I finally gave it a go!  

I made brownies with my boy yesterday...and by that I mean that we opened the box and followed the directions. :)  I love it that they appreciate even the small things, as long as we are together.  Christian said several times how happy he was that we made brownies together.  Then again this morning he reminded me with a smile.   

I've attempted to keep these little busybodies busy since they're out of school this week.  They tend to stay out of trouble a lot better when they have different activities to do.  Not even necessarily extravagant things.  Just things we have here: puzzles, movies, games, coloring.  The key seems to be changing the activity before too much time has passed, and moving them from one place in the house to another.  Whatever works, right?!

Looking forward to warmer temperatures.  Or maybe a good dusting of snow.  You never know around these parts.

Happy Wednesday.


Math Practice

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Weekend Update

We really had such a nice weekend!  Friday afternoon after school, Chris took Christian to get a haircut.  That boy loves when he has short hair...I'm pretty sure this is mostly because we don't have to "fix" his hair when it's that length.  

Friday evening we played outside and visited with our neighbors and then came in for a dinner of country fried steak and crockpot loaded mashed potatoes...oh and some green beans which I most certainly didn't eat.  

You know at the end of Ratatouille when Ego eats the ratatouille and is sort of transported back to his childhood?  That's what happens when I have country fried steak. :)

Chris had some work to do on Saturday, so the kiddos and I spent the day missing him.  We played some kid Uno, they made cards, toss in some tv, and the morning was gone. 

I usually roll our change about once a year.  When Christian saw what I was doing, he wanted to roll his too...and of course whatever one does the other has to do so the girl wasn't far behind.  

Audrey had about $10 or $15 all total.  Let me just tell you that there was over $60 in that boy's piggy bank!!  
After lunch and naps, we headed straight for Berry Mango's and Christian treated us to some fro yo.  He was so cute about being the man with the money!  After our ice cream he asked if he could buy a drink.  Regrettably, I let the child buy a Coke.  My children don't usually have caffeine, so within about 20 minutes they were both acting like they were high!  I figured the park was the best place to work some of that off.  

Cap the weekend with church, small group, and wild flowers in a pilsner and I am one happy girl.

Happy Monday.

Monday, February 4, 2013

First Day- February 2013

Howdy and happy February! 
I wasn't so on top of my picture-taking this month, but here's how our First Day looked.

Check out Nicole's page to see some other first day posts.