Thanks for the rescue and thanks for opening my eyes to see it.....
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This morning, Miss Grace got up at 7, half an hour earlier than usual. She started talked and did not stop talking until she left for school
So, I thought you should know that she is taking a mechanical pencil to school today. One of her elbow scabs came off yesterday. Sam is the only one in class who has lead for her mechanical pencil, Mrs. Beridon has big forearms. She won't miss Mrs. B next year as much as she misses Ms. Dunham (her second grade teacher), because Mrs. B is going to substitute, Olivia is putting a spaghetti strap dress, but that is okay since she is either going to wear a shirt under it, a sweater over it, or both, Grace doesn't like the taste of the Claritin, but she only takes it in the spring, but sometimes at other times in the summer, she might take it in Cuba, Mavisabelle (her prayer partner in Cuba) sure draws good flowers, is it cold enough to wear a jacket? it's okay, there's a hooded sweatshirt in her book bag, her homework notebook needs signed, even though it isn't filled out, today is pizza day .
Sigh....that is all I can remember and I am sure it is only 1/2 of what has been said the past 40 minutes.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Our baby, Elliana is no longer in one of these.......
for Steve Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman and their family. Their youngest daughter was killed yesterday when she was hit by a car driven by her teenaged brother. He was backing out and didn't see her. What a tragic day for this family.
Posted by Mom to 5...Daughter of the King at 7:33 AM
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I am really tired of the rain!!!!!!!!!! You can sure bet I am not dancing! Rain means my kids are literally running laps and around furniture. Or fighting over who sits on my lap. Or yelling each other. With 5 of them, that is a whole lot of yelling!! And my sweet babies girls, Elliana and Charis are practicing for 10 years from now, when they are 13 and 14. They talk as nasty to each other as any eighth grade girl I ever had in my classroom. You can bet that I can hardly wait until there are a few hormones added into this mix!
And Josiah? He turns into Whiny Man in this kind of weather. I still don't understand why that happens. Then he attaches himself to my right arm, usually while I am writing or trying to use the mouse or any other of the myriad of things I do with right hand, since I am RIGHT HANDED.
And did I mention that trying to help a nine year old with multiplication homework when she hasn't bothered to learn the facts is not fun. For either of us? She gets frustrated and so do I. Let's just say I have the flash cards ready for drilling this summer. She'll be thrilled, I am sure. But, that is why I exist, to bring joy and sunshine to my adorable children......sigh...they are so delusional!
This has been a long long week. Kevin has been gone until later than usual Monday , Wednesday and today. I was gone a good part of Tuesday night. For a couple of homebodies, we just haven't been here much. But tomorrow, he is taking off of work! And next week he is taking the whole week off of church! Yeah! We are going up to visit Nanny and PawPaw next weekend.
Ooo, and tomorrow we start getting ready for Operation Girls' Room! We bought 2 sets of bunk beds. They needed painted and put together. I've been buying sheets off of ebay. We're going to get rid of lots of stuff....but don't tell the girls that!!
Well, my monkeys think they need some attention, imagine that!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Posted by Mom to 5...Daughter of the King at 3:13 PM
We are already up to three Lucys! Did I mention it is only 8:45? Could be a really, really long day!!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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Monday, May 12, 2008
I was watching one of the morning shows this morning....okay, I admit it, I wanted to see the chick who won Survivor get her check. But another story really caught my attention. You can read about it in more detail here. What it basically says is that a teenager found $108,000 (that wasn't his) and (gasp) did the right thing!! He didn't think twice, he just returned the money because it wasn't his. The reporter then did this elaborate breakdown of how long it would take him to earn this money at his $7 an hour job. I forget how long it was, several years. Then she asked him if he regretted the decision. He said no. Duh. The right thing is just that, the right thing. I guess what catches my attention, or saddens me, is that we don't automatically assume that he would do the right thing regardless, that is is newsworthy when someone does what he/she SHOULD do!! I would like to think that most people would do as this young man did, return the money because it is the right thing. What do you think? Do you think most people would return it? Should we be shocked? Why do we react like this?
Sunday, May 11, 2008
This is one of those stories I have told on many occasions, but have never actually blogged. So here it goes.....
5Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs-we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!" 12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?" (Acts 2: 5-12)
When we went to Cuba this past summer, I didn't speak any Spanish beyond that of Dora the Explorer
you know, roja, azul, estrella, vamanos, that kind of thing. I'd had 4 years of German and 1 quarter of French where I spoke French with a German accent. *sigh*
I have had no use for either of those languages.
Anyway, one night in Cuba there was a praise concert and Kevin and I sang. As we were getting ready to sing our first song, Matteo, who was playing piano, began speaking Spanish to the Cuban congregation. There were a few other English speakers there from our mission team, but just a handful. IN SPANISH, Matt began to explain that he would be singing in Spanish, and Kevin and I would be singing in English.
I was staring at Kevin throughout this, because I, who spoke NO Spanish, understood every word that Matt was saying. Kevin turned to look at me and I immediately KNEW that he also understood what Matt was saying.
Later we spoke to other English speaking members of our team who also understood what Matt was saying in Spanish. It was such an Acts 2 moment. A speaking in tongues. Not the type of tongues listed in spiritual gifts, but the type described here:
6When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? (Acts 2: 6-8)
A real Holy Spirit moment! You see, miracles do happen today and God does continue to speak to and through His people today. The Holy Spirit is alive and at work! Praise God!!!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!
Mommy: Why are you going to marry Mackenzie?
Josiah: Mommy! Because we kissed...ON THE LIPS!!!!!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
You know, sometimes, it is hard to discipline my zoo without laughter. I was at the computer yesterday while Josiah, Charis and Elliana were working off energy running between the dining room table and the couch. If you've been in my house, you know that is not much space. Anyway, I look up to see them up on the BACK of the couch and Chairs looks very similar to this........
Just imagine my CURTAIN instead of the vine. Thankfully, Ris weighs nothing. Instead of pulling the rod out of the wall, it merely bent. I did my best "Sit Down!" in a mom's angry voice. Then went to the kitchen where Kevin and I just laughed! What else could we do!?!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Headache abated, I am ready to tackle baking! Erin is coming over this morning and we are getting our bake on! Stocking up on freezer pancakes and waffles, cookies, brownies, etc.
Did I mention that we are going to watch Kathy's twins ( 8 months old) in the process? Should be fun. I promise to take pictures!!
Need a laugh this morning? Check out this!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Actually we are considering putting the sand back in.....and banning the big kids from it!!