Monday, March 30, 2009

10*weird* things about me on my 10th post~

I always get a chuckle when others have done similar posts....just thought I would enlighten all who read......

1. I can't take a shower without having freshly brushed teeth
2. I can't stand for my bare feet to touch anything wet(except the shower), esp. public floors.
That's enough to make me pass out!!!
3. I always swish water around in my mouth when I'm done eating...I don't like dirty teeth.
4. I get very bothered when I run out of paper plates.
5. I have always wanted a personal I would eat healthier.
6. I think it would be great to experience life in the little house on the praire days.
7. I don't like to get off of the phone in a hurry...It makes me feel nervous.
8. Everything I do is on a list/schedule of some sort. I like my PLANS.
9. I am horrible at picking my favorite of, color, activity....I just like all kinds of things. (Not a good decision maker)
10. I get very excited when it's Friday....even though I don't work!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Manners or NO Manners...that is the question!

I thought it so funny when I was working with Brady on his Cubbies bible verse for this week. He was supposed to memorize "Lord, teach us to pray." He would not say it without some manners:) He said it "Lord, PLEASE teach us how to pray." I laughed so hard...I was helping in cubbies today and that is exactly how he said it to the other teacher.....Gotta love it. And speaking of manners..........I guess that goes out the window with Gramma. Brady feels the need to ask her for anything and everything that he wants (ofcourse he usually gets it too). But the other day I told him that he really needs to stop asking Gramma for everything. I told him that it is rude to expect someone else to get something just because you ask and he said "Mommy, don't tell me to stop that because that will hurt Gramma's feelings if I don't ask her. She loves to buy me stuff." Ofcourse I have to agree with him there...she does love to buy stuff for them and she's going to he's just learned to let her know ahead of time what he likes!!! But at least he's using those manners with God..........

Nothing Better.....

Is there anything better than getting a "love note" from one of your babies??? This was taped to my mirror Saturday morning when I was getting ready!!! I love you too Rach!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chicken noodle soup

I made biscuits and gravy and bacon for "dinner" tonight. It was just me and the kiddos. We were eating and talking and Brady said "Mommy, I just want to tell you make the best biscuits in the world" and then Rach said "and the best Fried chicken in the world." Then Brady said"and the best chicken noodle soup in the world" of which Rach said "Brady, Mommy doesn't cook that." I guess if it comes out of a can I can't take credit for it.....but Brady didn't know that:)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Daddy would.....

Boy to kids know how to get you sometimes! The other night I was getting ready for bed and Brady said "Mommy, will you make my bed?" (I'm not a real good regular bed maker)....Anyway, I said "Brady, you're getting ready to GO to bed, why do you need it made?" He says "because I want to see Thomas", I say"then go make it yourself!" He layed down on the floor with his blankie and says"if Daddy were here, He would make it." He was trying to really use that.........but what he has forgotten is that his Daddy would be the last person on earth to make his bed............and I know that!!! But it was worth a good pitiful try anyhow:)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

One year from now....

I often worry about silly things. I also tend to do things because I feel like other people think I should??? That can be good....that can be bad.... And I've been thinking a lot about the things that really make life worthwhile and what it is that I spend my time doing. There are always things to volunteer for (and there is definitely a time for that), there are always new things to buy, and then there are things that I focus on and worry about that in the end seem pointless. I want my life to matter....for those around me and for the Lord. I think I want to start asking myself this question.....will it matter one year from now???

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Babies!!!

It's always exciting to hear that a baby will be born. The sweetness they behold, their complete dependence on those who love them, and the joy that they bring to our lives. My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their 5th child and I just can't be more excited! Our family has been so very blessed with the children that we have and to have another is so awesome. One thing I have learned is that Babies grow up and then they are still such a blessing!!! Lord, may we raise them to love You......

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sick Days:(

Poor Rach! She started with a sore throat last night and then a fever in the night...she's home from school today! I remember when Mom used to say "I love it when you're sick, not because you're sick, but because you want to stay home and snuggle with me."(I never can remember if the quotes go inside the punctuation or Michelle) Anyway, I know what she means now because even though I hate for my kids to feel bad, I love to get to hold them and help them feel better! My Dad, on the other hand, just said "Better you than me."

We had to take Daddy early this morning to leave:( That doesn't help our sick day! But we'll see him again before he goes for the long one....I thank the GOOD Lord for providing a wonderful job for him and that he is willing to go "fight those pirates" because I'm sure not!!! Also, without the job he has there are Soooo very many friends that I would have never known...and I can't imagine!!! One of the reasons to Count it all JOY!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Submarines and a 4 year old...

It has been most interesting since JB has been back on a Sub that is actually going out to sea. The questions that Brady asks, are so logical, but at the same time just so funny. His mind just cannot grasp it all. He has asked "Does Daddy get wet?", "Can he see sharks out of the window?", when I say there are no windows...."No windows? How does he see the sharks?" He has asked me "Is Daddy going to get eaten by sharks, or are they nice sharks where he goes?" He asks questions about where Daddy goes and what he does while he's gone and the only answer I know to give is that Daddy is protecting us from the bad guys. And then ofcourse he relates bad guys with Pirates and tells me "Daddy can fight the pirates with his sword...Does Daddy have a sword?" A lot for a four year old to take in.............just fight those Pirates Daddy!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I THINK I really want to do this!!!

So here I go~
I have followed three people's blogs for the past several months. My sister-in-law Shannon, my sister Renee and my friend Michelle's. It's so nice to keep up with what's going on and to get a peep into their thoughts and hearts. I really enjoy writing and I thought this could be a place to share my heart.....for those interested now and for my children for years to come. I chose the name of my blog from James 1:2-4 that says "Consider (count in KJV)it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing". Another reason I'm choosing to start this now is that it will be a great way to keep up with life's events while JB is gone for the next several months. Something he can look back on and something that will show me just how good God will be to me through it all! My hearts prayer truly is, no matter the situation, to Count it all JOY!