Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Isn't he cute? Not the best pictures of us but it was all I could do this morning. I asked my hubby to guest post today. I have very painful tonsils today and it is impeding with my typing. Bet you didn't know that could happen. Swollen puss covered tonsils don't just make it hard to swallow, they make it difficult to do anything. Dishes, clean toilets, laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping. I'm tellin' ya, it's rough. So he so kindly gave in to my persuasion. _______________________________________________________________________________
Well, School is back in session, and everyone is busy studying for tests, writing papers, and playing sports. With that said, it begs the question, "What was your favorite subject in school?" Mine was History, specifically American History. It was neat to see what events shaped the course of humanity and the course of our nation. Another favorite of mine was Literature, even though you would not guess it now with the amount of reading I do. It was great to read about characters that were relatable and how the conflicts in their lives got resolved. I guess it is no surprise why I love the Bible so much. It is fascinating to see how the history of God's people shaped the course of humanity, and how God resolves the conflicts in their lives.
What books have you gotten to read lately? Maybe you are an avid reader or maybe not, but know that we must strive to be life-long learners. What subjects excite you- science, math, social studies... cooking? In the spiritual sense, what are new aspects of God that you would like explore- His love, His mercy, His forgiveness, His creation? We have the best book about God and through His word He teaches us all about Himself and our lives in Him.
When was the last time you had a desire to meet with Him through His word?I invite you to pray for a thirst and an excitement for God's word today and know that you belong to Him.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Today, on August 24, 2010, a cold front came through. Anyone living within a 500 mile radius from here as been feeling the heat lately. You could almost here an audible "Ahh...." as everyone exhaled a sigh of relief. This cooler weather and rain is definitely an answered prayer. At least for me. As a child I loved summer. It meant school was out, vacation, camp, and my birthday. As I have become an adult I started to resent summer. HOT hot days, sweating, mowing, kids were out of school, and camp. When kids are out of school and have way too much free time with no parent guidance, bad things happen. Since my hubby is a youth minister we get to hear all about the things that go on. But things have begun to change. Kids went back to school yesterday, and a cold front came through this morning and brought rain with it. It was surely God's timing as yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far. It was a miserable day. I even cut my finger open. Not out of frustration from the heat just being a goof. On a side note, you should not pry open a can with your thumb, bad things happen. Blood everywhere, well just down my arm. Back to the weather. Today is much cooler, I know that it will not last but I can't help but to hope that it lingers. At least for my sanity. With the cold front came strong winds. Which was partly great because I opened my house and let the wind blow through and air out my house with the sweet scent of cool rain, Yummm.... The wind also did this to our awning..... This is not the first time this has happened. The other time was in a crazy storm a few weeks ago. The repairs we made to it just snapped in the wind this morning. We shall fix it again. Oh, and by "we" I mean "he" as in my hubby. Love you hubby. As I was out trying to straighten the awning I noticed the great lighting on our "barn". So pretty. I may have to have some fun with this pic today. I'll show you the results later. This is what I saw when I came back in from fixing the awning. My sweet munchkin lounging watching Sesame Street eating his lunch. He is giving the "I see you mom but I am pretending you are not there." look. See... it is in the eyes. Hopefully the cold front will cool everyone down, even if it is just for a day. It gives us a taste of Fall. The best time of year. Enjoy
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Recently our church had our VBS Family Night. We have this at the end of the week to show all the parents and families what their little cowpokes had been doing all week. We started by singing all the song they had learned. I was lucky to teach the Pre-K and Kindergarten kids music. They were so much fun. I had to be careful not to let my teacher self come out too much. It was a fun time. Here are the older kids performing
. You can see some of our stage in these pics. We spent a week putting all of the decoration together. After the performance, we invited everyone to join us outside for a hoedown, a hootenanny, a geet together. Pardon me but that was fun. We had a live southern gospel band, hot dogs, roasted corn on the cob, Pony rides, bounce house, ladder golf, calf roping, sack races, and much more. It was a month ago and I can't remember what else we had. Brain Flarties happen.
We had a lot of fun. Why can't every year's theme be ranch. Next year is the "Big Apple". How are us western people going to put on a New York theme? Should be interesting. Maybe Western New York? No? Awww...
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We took a trip into Hobby Lobby this past weekend. I could spend hours in that store. Hobby Lobby has all of there Fall and Christmas decorations out. I spent half of the time in those ailes. I could see the frustration on my hubby's face as he wrangled our son from touching anything. My mom however was right there with me. That must be where I acquired my love of Hobby Lobby. We were almost through the store when I saw this.....
So I plan on working on this stocking everyday while my munchkin takes his nap. I should be doing housework at that time but I want to fool my mind into thinking it is cooler outside.