Friday, March 24, 2006
1. Clippord = Clifford (The Big Red Dog)
2. Pliglet = Piglet
3. hiccup = pickup
4. pack pack = backpack
5. lellow = yellow
6. firteen = thirteen
7. Weagle Church = Eagle Christian Church
There's more but I can't remember them right now. I may come back here and add to these.
BTW, this is my 100th post!!!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Sunday, March 19, 2006
"In his story of the prodigal son, Jesus does not dwell on the prodigal's motive for return. The younger son feels no sudden remorse nor burst of love for the father he insulted. Rather, he tires of a life of squalor and returns out of selfish motives. Apparently, it matters little to God whether we approach him out of desperation or out of longing."
From Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church by Philip Yancey
Later he came back to our table to refill the water glasses and BonusBoy started in. "Your name is Mike? Hi Mike." I hoped that the man couldn't really hear what BonusBoy was saying. Later when he was in the room again filling someone else's water glasses Adam was asking what Mike was doing. He also kept asking where Mike was. Rebecca was getting a little embarrassed but since the guy's name isn't Mike he probably isn't hearing much or realizing what BonusBoy is saying.
Finally at one point, when 'Mike' was at the table again, I decided to ask him. I said that my son wanted to know what his name was. He told us, but we couldn't understand it initially. With his heavy Mexican accent we couldn't figure it out. Jim asked if it was some name and the man nodded, yes. Then I said, pointing to BonusBoy, "His name is BonusBoy." "Same as mine," said 'Mike'. Now I was confused but I just smiled, nodded, and pretended like we were successfully communicating. He left the table and Jim says to BonusBoy "The man's name is (whatever Jim thought it was)."
Later the man returned to our table with a piece of paper on which he had written his name. I know it would be funny if his name turned out to be Mike. I mean, what would be the odds of that?? On the other hand, what were the odds that the first person BonusBoy ever cared to wonder his name, ever pestered us to know the name, and kept asking about what he was doing, really was named...BonusBoy?! Amazing!
In the car on the way home, BonusBoy kept saying, "Mike..is..BonusBoy. Mike..is..BonusBoy. Mike..is..BonusBoy." I hope we haven't messed that kid up!
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Gotta love him!
Thursday, March 16, 2006
And then came this conversation:
Thank you for this day.
Thank you for my family.
Thank you for my bed.
Please help me to sleep.
In Jesus' name,
BonusBoy: Jesus like talkin' a me?
Me: Yes, Jesus likes to talk to you.
BonusBoy: I need Jesus.
Me: You need Jesus?
BonusBoy: Yes, I need Jesus a hold me.
Me: Can I hold you for Jesus?
I'm holding him and then he sits up in bed...
BonusBoy: I need Tigger hold me. I no have Tigger. I need Pooh hold me.
Me: BonusBoy, lay back down on your Pooh pillow and go to sleep now.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Gotta go make hot chocolate. Yum.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
June: One Thing Constant
Princess: Fox Tales
Also, I have a new blog: See What God Has Done
BTW, we had 14 kids in the nursery this Sunday and 6 people helping. It was crazy! It just keeps getting bigger and the nursery room keeps getting smaller. I don't know what is going to happen because it's getting too crowded in there. However, it's a great problem for a church to have. So many kids in the nursery usually means that the church is growing!!
Friday, March 10, 2006
These days I can't seem to shower and get dressed before 1 pm. Some days I haven't even gotten dressed. I have yet to have a day where I:
- shower AND dress
- eat breakfast AND lunch
- get the 2 y.o. down for a nap
- have school go smoothly
- do the dishes
- cook dinner (rather than order in)
Only about 3 or 4 of those EVER happen on the same day. It's wearing me down. I know it won't always be like this but...whew!... I think I've met my match. She is named JellyBean! Actually it's not really HER but the cumulative effect of all the kids. Really, I should say that things are already better than they were a few weeks ago. I went off a little while ago in the comments on a post on Sherry's blog (you can read it if you wish...she had VERY nice, encouraging words for me). Since that time I've noticed that things are better. A testament to the power of praying friends.
Back to the actual subject of this post. Like I said, in an effort to cut down on my responsibilities, I've given up the church nursery. I'm feeling guilty about that because that means that I'm currently not doing ANYTHING church-related. However, I still think that it's probably the right thing for right now. I'll get involved again later. That's o.k. right? I hope so.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
2.) I'm equally antsy to move to the Eugene area permanently. I've been wanting to move back for about 7 years now and there just doesn't seem to be a way. Waiting for God to provide a way and also wondering if it's time to give up on that desire. Maybe God just wants me to stay here. He'd have to do some work to help me be happy with that outcome!
3.) Today is my mom's birthday. I miss her. Wish I were in Eugene... I'd take her out to dinner.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
1.) I didn't know it, but I was in the final month of three years of trying to get pregnant. I got pregnant around the middle of March and didn't know it until I had a positive pregnancy test on April 1st. That test was hard to believe since we had been trying for 3 years. Oh, and it was April Fool's Day!!! I ended up taking 4 more tests!!
2.) My oldest daughter and I were in the middle of first grade (homeschooling) and when I would ask her questions from her lessons, I would hear the answers coming down the hall from my 4-year old son's bedroom! Cracked me up!
3.) Three years ago I thought I was really busy and didn't know how to get it all done..... funny, eh?