Sunday, August 17, 2008

Food Prayers....

As you may already know, we are doing a weekly family bible study. See Michael's post, if you want to know more. However, the first week the daily lessons went over spending time alone with God, how to and why. On of the days focused on prayer and had us break down The Lord's Prayer.

So, if I put together what I studied last week and then what Melissa studied this week...I should be praying for jelly sandwiches, daily. Sounds perfectly logical.....

Give us this day our daily bread and make the 9 fruit of the Holy Spirit your daily personal prayer petition (Galatians 5:22-23)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm Superior, at least today.....


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

I am not convinced that I'm superior. However, it was fun to take. Thanks Emily for adding to your blog.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A game of tag....

First, let me start off by saying, I really have never enjoyed a game of tag. Really, what is the point? You are either running from someone or to someone. Again, what is the point? My dislike may be a direct result of my distaste of a. being hot and b. sweating. I wasn't going to take Melissa's challenge of being tagged, but after reading Melissa's and Emily's posts, I just had to join the fun. I was laughing out loud with Emily's.....your's was funny too, Melissa.

Okay, here is the mission, if you choose to accept.
First you post the rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks you possess.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Here are a things about me.
1. I CANNOT stand mouth noises, especially while sitting at the table. (i.e. the sound of someone chewing with their mouth open) I was at a friend's house not too long ago and her son was eating and I had to actually fight the voices in my head that were screaming, "STOP chewing with your mouth open, you're grossing me out!"
2. I like to sit with my heels up and my toes curled under, with the weight resting on my curled toes. Is that enough description, or do I need to post a photo?
3. Speaking of feet, my feet are usually smelly. That is why I love YellowBox flip flops and Crocs, they can be thrown in the washer!
4. I pluck my eyebrows and chin hairs, yes I said chin hairs, everyday. I like it. I've never had my eyebrows waxed and don't think I will.....I enjoy plucking.
5. I'm a copy cat. Rarely do I come up with ideas of my own. I just improve on other's.
6. This is not a quirk that is ongoing, but....I gave myself a pedicure at Blizzard Beach. Well, not a full pedicure. In the lazy river, while my feet were dangling, I rotated my heels along the rough bottom. As I'm typing it, it sounds kind of gross, doesn't it. My heels are completely smooth now. I guess I left my DNA at Disney.

I am tagging some of goes.....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Catch up

I feel the need to catch you up with what I/we have been up to lately. Then I begin to think, do you really care? I've decided that you do, otherwise why would you be reading this, right?

The summer is almost over, the kids go back to school on Monday and I'm sad. I've convinced myself I'm sad because I won't have a child in elementary school anymore - Jacob will be in the 6th grade and is going to middle school. I don't know if that is why I'm a little sad or not, I haven't had time to be introspective. Maybe that is why I'm sad, I haven't had time. It truly seems like yesterday I was at home with 2 toddlers. While pregnant, I was told to enjoy every minute; I didn't and now I wish I had. However, it's not too late to enjoy every minute.

Last week I did just that, I enjoyed every minute. We took a quick trip to Orlando. I didn't plan every minute of every day, like I normally do. The resort we stayed at had a 75,000 sq. ft. pool area, complete with slides. My neighbor, and friend, mentioned that she would like to take her family to Orlando's waterparks. I immediately loved the idea and after a little research found that Disney has a great deal for Florida residents - year pass, after 2pm for $60/person (the regular price is $40/day). With Michael's dad living so close to Orlando, I thought that this was a good idea. We were able to sleep in, lounge at the resort pool and then head over to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. I must admit, I am not a fan of water slides, but knew the kids and Michael would love it. They were perfectly happy to let me lounge along the lazy river - so it was perfect. I didn't even take any photographs, instead of capturing memories we made memories. One day it rained and we watched movies and played games. Michael's sister, Christy, popped over for a day and we were able to stop and see Michael's dad, brothers and sister, too.

A few weeks ago, Michael, with the help of our neighbor and friend, Gregg, finished Hannah and Jacob's closets. They built shelving for the center of their closets, with poles on either side. Hannah's desk in in the middle of her closet and we slid Jacob's dresser in the center of his. All that is left is moulding and the closets will be complete. I'll have to post photos when they are complete and loaded. Hannah is especially thrilled; she has been without a closet to hang her clothes since we moved in. Actually, I think that Jacob is equally thrilled; he doesn't have to have his sister's clothes in his closet anymore.

2008 is going to be great....
It's the year I'm going to lose weight!