Thursday, August 28, 2008

Can I do it???????????

Confessions from the wedding director:
*I am a bit stressed.
*Glad to do it, I think.
*Having trouble remembering basic wedding etiquette.
*The big news:  This is my first wedding to direct!  It is Sept. 13th.  That is NOT long!
*How many of you thought I was going to say I was pregnant?
*I am not*
I love suspense...I know, I am terrible!  :)  Sorry to disappoint, but I could definitely use your prayers, as this is NOT something I want to mess up doing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I love it-Thanks Velcro!

*****If only I had this portable hair dryer:  Velcro has done wonders, but can you imagine the possibilities with this bad boy?********

As many of you know, I started back teaching this year.  That was a big decision for our family.  I have been so blessed to be home for the almost the last 6 years.  I was a bit nervous going back, but I love it!  Part time teaching is a great fit for my family.  I wish David was about a year older, but he's adjusted well.  My mom has been a huge blessing with him and is picking him up a few times a week about an hour or 2 before I'm out of school.  The other days he's in Mother's Day Out.  
I love a routine and enjoy that aspect of working.  Getting everyone out the door by 8:00 or so is a bit challenging.  For those of you with kids that aren't able to dress themselves...just wait!  That makes a HUGE difference.  I am also letting the crumbs stay on the floor from breakfast.  :)  That is a BIG step for me.  However, I strive to have plates washed off and table wiped.  I can't let it ALL go gals.  The boys are really doing well.  I want to encourage you all with really young ones: it gets so much easier.  My older two can get in the car and buckle themselves.  It seems like yesterday that I was getting all three strapped into car seats.  Oh yes, 3 in car seats:  3 kids 3 and under.  :)  It was a yoga exercise I tell ya.  I contorted my body to reach the ones in the back.   Now, I guess I am a lady of leisure.  I only strap in one little munchkin.  I can't believe I have a  5, 4, and almost 2 year old!  Where has the time gone?
Best money spent this year:  Velcro New Balance shoes for David!  I can get those suckers on his little chubby feet in no time.  It seriously would take almost 5 min. to get the tie shoes on because he would curl his toes!
I have some interesting news....I'll share tomorrow.  Gotcha wondering!!!!???  Hope so!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thanks Fay!

I was watching the weather channel with the two older boys this morning and Luke said, "Hey!  Do you want to know one good thing about all dis rain?  You get to play in de mud puddles!"  That's my boy!  Looking for the silver lining to each cloud.  Hope you enjoy the mud at your house today!  I will post pictures later of our Happy Day Mud.   I bet that little hand would leave some wonderful "fingerprints on the glass."

Monday, August 18, 2008


Here is Mrs. G. and Benjamin-he is looking forward to Kindergarten, just not all "of that work and concentrating!"  UhOh!
Here is Luke with Mrs. W. and Mrs. B-He's pumped about K4.  I think!?!

Can someone please explain to me why in the world these two little darlings ABSOLUTELY lost it by 11:30 today(okay, truthfully earlier, but I can't remember the exact time)?  I mean people, you see these faces...I am the first to admit they can certainly disobey, and do, but REALLY today what happened was beyond me.  I EVEN cried when I got in the car.  They felt terrible and they should.  These little people carry our name.  They really began to act like the little jungle animals that we have decorating our school.  Let me just say around 11:45 L. was under a table in my room crying and B. was doing a handstand in the hall with his FEET on the WALL!  That was after he tried to kill a spider for "us" with the bottom of a swing. Here's what happened- I was welcoming my new students and glanced outside the window and saw my son hitting the glass door with a swing seat.  Where in the world did a swing seat come from?  I had to take a serious double take-oh yeah, it was what I thought.  Thank goodness for my Mrs. Owens who came to my rescue.  By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you dear friend!  She can take it all in stride with these boys.  In fact, I think she laughs to herself about it.  So, after crying, they felt terrible, which is what I wanted.  Now, I don't guilt them usually, but this time they had gone too far-they needed to know they upset me. They apologized, got some "correction" at home and we're hoping for a better day tomorrow. For the love of humanity and this weary mother/teacher it better be...
P.S. Boys, if you ever read this, I do love you dearly.  You enjoyed getting to meet your teachers today.  Oh yes, watch out:  what goes around comes around!  I might just get under the lunch table when you're in High School and cry.  :)  Or go easy on you and just do hand stands in the Frat. House!  HEEHEE!!!  I do love you so much, no matter what!  

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Little Treasures

I'll be taking a little blogation for a few days.  :)  I will be getting ready for SCHOOL!  I love all of the fresh new supplies and the chubby little fingers that will carefully hold their new treasures.  I have the most wonderful, adorable class.  I can't wait to see their precious faces.  Several of you are mom's of my students!  :)  How fun is that?!  Well, I can't wait to share our year together. Please pray for me as I head into this year that the Lord would use me as a tool to write His Word on their hearts.  It is truly an awesome responsibility to be entrusted with these precious souls and minds.  One, that I am unworthy of, but thankful the Great Teacher walks ahead of me and always comes behind me.  Savoring the last days of summer....

photo by: ranhar2

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fairy Tales...

The Lion's Castle built in early 1800s in Park Wilhelmshöhe castle in Scottish Highlands

Egeskov Castle in Funen Denmark 14th Century
photo: einar ragnarsson's photostream

I laughed as I pictured myself riding horseback in and out through the European countryside with my gown flowing behind me. My hair being tousled and the cool air on my face. This is funny to me in more than one way. One, I would be terrified to fly that far over the ocean without my boys. For the record: I am not afraid of flying, just flying without them. Two: I AM TERRIFIED of horses. That is another post. I have digressed.
Well, I have found some photos of some places that look dreamy! I would love to visit them with my knight in shining armor, Ben. Perhaps one day when my little princes are grown.
I would pick the Lion's Castle; situated with rolling green hills amongst the beautiful trees. Yes, this would be my castle home. So, my fair lady, which would you choose?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Am I a Threat?

A friend of ours posed a fabulous thought. He challenged us: Am I a threat to Satan? Am I fighting for the Lord in such a way to cause the enemy distress? We sung the song A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. You may click play on the right sidebar to listen. The hymn was written by Martin Luther. He wrote music when the Protestant Reformation began in order to restore worship in Germany. He would frequently use popular secular melodies for his hymns. :) He was often criticised that the music was too closely associated with bars. Now, this is one of the most powerful hymns of our day!

This hymn is based on Psalm 46.
Luther was said to have been greatly troubled and physically disturbed after having the devil torment him! Don't you know? Can you imagine? He was the instrument that the Lord was using to reform religion as it was known at that time?! He would often sing this song in times of trouble and despair.
Here is the 3rd verse.

"And though this world with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us. We will not fear, for God hath willed, His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim, We tremble not for him-His rage we can endure, For lo, his doom is sure: One little word shall fell him."

May I ask, are you a threat to Satan? I fear, I am not. Not that I want my life to be turned upside down, I don't. I love our family, our home, our life. I regret to say, however, I am comfortable. That my friend, is a dangerous place to be as a Christian.

the photo is of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The 95 Theses were nailed here in 1517 by Luther.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God is inscribed around the turret.
Photo by: alabamanglican