Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Ok, so we were at a restaurant a couple days ago and my husband (always full of humor) says to a man who is wearing a Dallas hat..."We need to get you a new hat..ha ha ha how about a Steelers hat??.." Ha ha ha and everyone laughed no harm done(lucky we didn't get shot you know how those Dallas fans can be!) so....
Fast forward to today at Walmart... I am walking along with my sweet children and my we pass a lady that is wearing a Redskins sweatshirt.. my 6 year old son says as loud as he can "we gunna need to get you a new sweatshirt!!" I thought I was going to pass out right there in the middle of Walmart!! I just kept walking and as I began I lecture my son about manners it hit me...I know exactly where he got this from..His father!! So... I call my husband and tell him the whole story... well, his is laughing so hard I can't even understand what he is saying...so when Daddy gets home he gets to explain to Carson why what he said was not very polite :) It's just not the same :) lol children.... always teaching us....
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Rachel Zoll - Associated Press Writer - 12/27/2008 6:35:00 AM
Pastor Rick Warren, chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to pray at his inauguration, said in a video message to his church that he doesn't equate homosexual relationships with incest or pedophilia, but opposes redefining marriage just as any conservative Christian would.
Warren said that disagreeing with gay-rights activists on same-sex marriage does not qualify as hate speech and doesn't mean he is anti-gay. He said Obama chose him to give the invocation at the swearing-in to show that people with different views don't have to demonize each other.
"We're both willing to be criticized in order to try to bring America into a new day of civil discourse and to create a new model that says you don't have to agree only with your side on everything," Warren said in the video posted Monday night by Saddleback Community Church.
Gay-rights advocates were enraged that Obama had given the evangelical clergyman a prominent role at the Jan. 20 inauguration. Obama said he wanted the event to reflect diverse views and insisted he remains a "fierce advocate" of equal rights for gays.
Warren had backed Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in his home state of California, where he founded Saddleback. He had recently said that he opposed any redefinition of marriage, including a brother marrying a sister, or an adult marrying a child.
In his video, he insisted he wasn't equating gay marriage with incest or child molestation.
"I have in no way ever taught that homosexuality is the same thing as a forced relationship between an adult and a child, or between siblings," Warren said. "I was trying to point out I'm not opposed to gays having their partnership. I'm opposed to gays using the term marriage for their relationship."
On Tuesday, the church replaced a brief article on the Bible and homosexuality with an audio message on Saddlebackfamily.com to better explain the church's view that Scripture prohibits sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman, according to Larry Ross, a Warren spokesman.
Anyone can attend Saddleback worship services. But the church article had said that gays "unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle would not be accepted" as members.
Saddleback members must sign a broadly worded covenant in which they agree to follow Bible teachings. While gay relationships aren't mentioned in the pledge, it is meant to cover the spectrum of conservative Christian belief.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sarah working on her house...
Carson's house and....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Brian McLaren Shills for Pro-Abortion Obama
In this political ad, Brian McLaren says you can learn a lot about a man by how he treats his family. As a so-called pastor, McLaren should also know that you can learn a lot about a man by how he treats babies in the womb. Obama, who virulently defends the right to kill babies in the womb, and who twice voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act when babies were being allowed to die on dirty laundry carts after failed abortion attempts, has blood on his hands. That doesn’t stop Brian McLaren and KirbyJon Caldwell from telling us that Obama is a man of character. The fruit of Brian McLaren’s postmodern theology is truly evident here. 50 million dead children can be overlooked as meaningless in the interest of promoting change. Everything must change, says McLaren. Everything but the relentless slaughter of America’s most precious and vulnerable citizens. And God sees it. (from Slice of Laodicea website)
For more information go to the Slice Of Laodicea website by clicking here.
** You will need to pause the music at the bottom of the page to watch the video.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I think it's so strange to me that so many voted for this man that believes it's ok to kill preborn children! Now let me ask a question...
If Obama was an animal killer would he have one? If he wore fur coats and pushed for animals to be killed for any reason (research, sacrifices or whatever) would he have won? NO! Animals have become more important then humans?? Are you kidding me?
Well, I wonder what it will be like to live in a Socialist country.. guess we will find out pretty soon.. "spread the wealth" Obama but my God still sits on the throne!
So hear is the question... Why Should God Bless America?
Here is a nice artical I got from a friend... it sums it up pretty well.
Dear Friends of the Preborn,
Last night showed how self-absorbed and indifferent the American people are to the brutal injustice the preborn in our nation suffer under. Obama was elected president. Never has a candidate run as many pro-death ads as he did. He already has the preborn in his rifle sites and plans to sign FOCA into law within the first 60 days of his administration.In Colorado, the personhood amendment was defeated soundly. And in South Dakota, the pro-life forces there also lost. They thought that their amendment (to outlaw abortion) lost in 2006 because they did not have life of the mother and rape/incest exceptions. So this time they added those exceptions to the amendment. The result? They still lost! Results in 2006 were 55% to 45%. Results in 2008 were 55% to 45%. The same. So what does this say about the wine and cheese pro-lifers idea that we simply MUST HAVE these exceptions in order to win?While the preborn were spit upon by the American people across the country, the people of California passed a state-wide measure to outlaw the crowding of chickens in their cages by granting them larger state-mandated space.Take time to read Francis Schaeffer's book - Death in the City. It is based upon the book of Jeremiah and lays out a sound biblical blueprint for living as Christians in a nation like America. We plan to seek God, and then continue on with what He has given us to do.
May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering!
Pastor Matt Trewhella
Sunday, November 2, 2008
My hubby just got back from Calf. He was there as a leader for the Ambassadors' Alliance. He had a wonderful time was very honored to be asked to come back as a leader! We just finished downloading some of the video and pictures from his trip and I opened this video. How Cool!!
Go hear for more information about the Abbassadors' Alliance.
Monday, October 27, 2008
We had a time of family fun the other night and I was able to capture some of it on video. Sarah did a dance, Carson did some Tae Won Do (to music) and Emily and Daddy did a dance too. It was so much fun so I thought I would share. Enjoy :) You can actually hear me say "This is SO going on my blog" at the end of Daddy and Emily's dance. Neil was cracking me up! (as usual :) So this video below is the Daddy and Emily one. The videos take so long to upload I had to pick one for now...You gotta love the starting pose.. he is going to kill me for posting this... lol
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well we sure have been busy. Last weekend we took the kids to a local nursery and they had this corn box (just like a sand box but with corn!) The kids had so much fun. Neil also took them into the corn maze while I went to the grocery store and hit a couple yard sales.
I found a bike for Sarah for $5! I also found some other really good deals.
The other one is "Who's that" souds like "who-dat" really cute!!
Funny Mom moment.....
The other morning I put Emily in her highchair with a drink and a few cherrios and I decided to take a hot quiet shower! I am always worried about her choking and this time was no different. So I am in the shower trying to enjoy the quiet moment and I am thinking... "what is she choked while I was in the shower? " then I would dismiss the thought. Well, just as I step out of the shower I hear Carson started yelling from downstairs.. it went something like this:
Carson: MOMMY COME QUICK!
Mommy: (in my calm voice) What is it Carson? I just got out of the shower..
Carson: Hurry up it's Emily somethings different about her.. she looks funny...
Mommy: (pure panic.. she looks funny because she's blue from choking on Cherrios Jamie! Great job!! Wonderful...) I'm coming !!!!
So I go running downstairs.. now I had time to grab a towel but let's just say it wasn't a very big towel... as I sprint into the kitchen ready to preform anything from the finger sweep to CPR.... I see Emily sitting in the high chair with a pair of yellow sunglasses on!!!
Carson: See Mommy doesn't she look different?
Mommy: GOOD GRIEF CARSON YOU ALMOST GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK I THOUGHT SHE WAS CHOKING!! (calming down and catching my breath...) Carson, next time please don't say "Mommy Hurry" unless something is wrong OK?
Carson: Ok Mommy... and if she is choking do you want me to say "Mommy come quick Emily is choking?"
Mommy: (realizing she has a 61/2 year old big boy) Yes, Carson great idea.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
"The Girls" I love this term! This might sound strange but it's such a cool thing to say and to hear my husband say.. "I put it in the girls room". I love that I have 2 girls (so far). My sweet Sarah is such a little mamma! She loves her baby sister and Emily adores her too! They have so much fun together!
Well Carson has started taking Tae Kwon Do. He takes is at the same place that Sarah takes dance. So far he loves it and is doing really well. The class that he is taking is during the day so it is filled with homeschoolers which is nice. He knows many of them from skating or from our homeschool co-op. We had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed our time with Daddy!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Speaking of mothers. I was thinking of my mom yesterday morning. Have you ever had one of those moments after you have children that you thank God for your mother and you feel the need to call her and apologize for all the things you did as a child? Well here are just a couple of those things.
First of all CLOTHES. I use to try clothes on and toss them in the dirty clothes or leave them on the floor. Well, my son has adopted this behavior for himself and I think of my poor mom every time I go into his room (after I have told him to clean it up) and I look at the heaping pile of clothes hanging out of his dirty clothes basket. I ask him "Carson, are all of those clothes dirty?" (I can literally her my mothers voice as I am saying this). So one by one I pick up each item and do what with it ladies?? Come on ... you know the answer.. yes.. SMELL IT! :) Over half of the clothes go back into the drawers and the rest are off to be washed.. Oh, what joy!
OK, here is the other thing... I am sleeping in my bed. Not sure of the time but everyone in the house is still sleeping (so I think). Then I start to sense that someone is watching me. So I roll over and open one eye as I do I jump out of my skin and gasp!!! Carson!!! What's wrong??? "Nothing, Hi Mommy, Can I get up now??" As my heart starts to slow down and get out of the danger zone I take a deep breath and once again ask very calmly "Carson, when you come in Mommy's room can you say "Mommy or something instead of just standing there??" lol lol
I can remember in our house growing up we had a few rules when we went out. Always be home by curfew and most important of all... when you get home you must "Check in" this consisted of walking into my mom's bedroom and telling her you were home. I remember many times I would come in and into my mother's bedroom as she was sleeping peacefuly in her bed.. and in my quite voice say "mama, I'm home" only for her to jump straight out of bed and gasp and say "WHAT'S WRONG???" then my standard response "nothing mama, I was just checking in" lol
Ahh, what sweet memories. I sure did have a wonderful childhood. With 3 older sister and a much younger brother there was never a dull moment. My mom, the strongest women I know, raised us to love each other and the Lord. I value that so much. Ok, now it's your turn. In the comment section of this entry (just below this post) let's here your moments. The times that you thought to yourself "I sound just like my mom, my poor mom" lol
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sarah had her first ballet lesson today. She had a lot of fun. Her friend Kendal is in her class so I think that really helped her to jump right in. I'm so proud of her. I was able to watch her some but I couldn't get any good pictures. She got to wear her ballet shoes and tap shoes too. Getting her ready for dance reminded me of my many years of dance. Such sweet memories. It's going to be interesting with Emily. Sarah's dance class is at 12:45 and it's right in the middle of her nap. She was so tired today. I hope she is able to adjust. Carson has really been bugging me today about piano lessons. He really wants to take lessons. I just hope he is ready for the practice he will have to do at home. I'm excited about him doing piano because I feel like it's a way for him to serve the Lord.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Well we had some chores to do and while Carson, Sarah and I were working Emily found some markers. She was only upset in this picture because Carson was holding her hand! Carson and Sarah love to help around the house. They had fun this day helping me sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Emily had fun with the markers. I am loving my time with these kidos. We are getting ready to start school. It's been so much fun just hanging out and playing this summer. Today we are going to have lunch at Ms. Hollywoods house (a friend from church Ms. Hollywood is not her real name but that is what Carson called her and for security purposes I chose to use that name. Not to mention I think it's really funny that he called her Ms. Hollywood!)