Thursday, July 31, 2008
A long time ago, I decided that movies with content that is of questionable content was just not for me. I get so uncomfortable in any rated R movie and many PG 13 movies too. It may come across as if I am, let's say. . . prudish . . .but that is not it. I am simply guarding my heart. . .it is that old adage "garbage in; garbage out." The same is true for the goodness of God. The word of God in; the word of God will come out. I would much rather spill over with God's goodness than the alternative.
Proverbs 4:23-27 says:
23 Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of you life.
24 Avoid all perverse talk;
stay away from corrupt speech.
25 Look straight ahead,
and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26 Mark out a straight path for your feet;
stay on the safe path.
27 Don't get sidetracked;
keep your feet from following evil.
Sometimes making the decision to guard your heart isn't easy. What will your friends say/think/talk about behind your back? But in the end, it doesn't matter, because we will have pleased our Heavenly Father.
Thanks friend, I needed that!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I have packed 13 boxes. of. CHINA. YES, just china. Is it normal for one to own so. much. china? And I am not even done yet. This picture is just my fine and Christmas china, I haven't even gotten to my everyday stuff. Pray for me. :)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Do you see the resemblance? He also has two other love-ys. One kitty (sadly pronounced "tiddy") and one giraffe. Poor kitty has gone through some hard times. . .My friend, Lisa
so kindly pointed out to Bryson that the kitty has cataracts. You see, kitty has gone through the washer so many times now, for various reasons (namely nasty bodily fluids, say no more right?) that her eyes have gotten hazy and chipped. Therefore looking very much like cataracts. Lisa tried to get him to say "kitty has cataracts" so many times it has now stuck. Bryson doesn't let me forget it. He often stares into kitty's eyes saying "cataracts, mommy." So sad.
Also in the group is beloved giraffe. Where one is, the others are not far behind. This is how Bryson looks many times at our house. Pretty cute if you ask me.
So there you have it: The Love-y Trifecta. How sweet.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Me: Bryson, (pause to listen)Do you want breakfast?
B: Nope, nope, nope . . . I'm busy.
Me: (jaw dropped, can hardly believe what is happening)
Let me explain:
For as long as I can remember, Bryson does NOT turn down a morssel of food for any reason. EVER.
For as long as I can remember, Bryson does NOT play unattended for any period of time, especially not in another room where mommy cannot be seen.
The Praise poured out of my mouth. God hears even the smallest of prayers and hears them the first time they are uttered. Bryson played happily and contently for 25 minutes!!! Oh happy day!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I also decoupaged a notebook for my sister in law, Christa in coordinating fabric. It was fun to make. She could use it to record Samantha's feedings, notes from sermons, or even a gift notebook. A friend of mine keeps a notebook listing all the gifts she ever gets. She has used it for her baby showers, birthdays, and Christmas'. With the notebook she is not forever searching for that scrap of paper that she used to record the gifts she received in order to write the thank you notes. In addition, it is a nice way to remember just who got you those cute precious baby burp cloths!
It truly doesn't matter if Christa uses the notebook, what matters is that I enjoyed making it and thinking of her. Here is a before and after shot of the notebook.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
7 months later, I was sad to leave. We made so many friends, found a church and became familiar with the parks, shopping, festivals. I am so happy I had the experience. I do love PA and would visit if I could.
Here are some pics from our days up north.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We put our house on the market. (nerve wracking and exciting)
We get an offer 3 weeks later. (totally excited, giving all glory to God)
We have our house inspected, with the buyers present. All while our neighbors were being evicted from their rental house. . .2 cops cars, a tow truck and lots of yelling. . .thought it might just scare the buyers away. . .it didn't, they thought it was a good show. . .(WHEW!)
We searched for a new home. Decided to build a new house. . .the house of our dreams. (tentative, but fun and ready to go)
The offer fell through. . .my buyers couldn't get financing since they had NO CREDIT. (sad for half an hour. . .over it now. . .moving on)
We may loose the new house we were building, but I just know God has a plan for us. (hopeful)
House back on the market. (back to the grind of keeping a spotless house with a 2 year old. (just lovely)
Know anyone looking for a 3/2 in Mandarin, let me know!
So there you have it . . . for all my loyal readers. . . um, I think that includes Cilla and Emily! All two of my fans :)