Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Mom Moment ....


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

Do I really need to say anything more?? Ok, maybe tomorrow but for now just read this...

Rick Warren: Opposed to gay marriage, not gay partnerships

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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rick Warren will deliver the invocation at Obama's inauguration... surprise, surprise, surprise..


Pastor Rick Warren, who hosted a Saddleback Church Forum attended by both Barack Obama and John McCain, will deliver the invocation at Obama's
inauguration.

I don't even know where to start on how wrong this is. It's too late and I'm too tired.
Rick Warren you never cease to amaze me, rubbing elbows with baby killers is now top on my list!

Seriously People?? Is this what we have resorted to???

Are you kidding me?? Come on people..

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gingerbread House Party with our Homeschool Friends


Sarah's House...






Sarah working on her house...














Carson's house and....

Carson's Working on his House...





All of the candy for decorating.... yummy... Emily got to sample some of the decorations...





Thursday, December 11, 2008

CHRISTmas Fun....


We had some friends over today to finish up our Christmas Lapbooks and to also make these cute Christmas Ornaments. Click here for the link on how to make these.
I'll post some pictures of the lapbooks later.
Well, I am ready for Christmas. Everything is wrapped and ready to go. This is the first time I have ever been done this early and it's great.
So now I'm looking forward to getting to enjoy this time with my family.
A couple of nights ago, we decided to go for a ride and look at some Christmas lights. There is one neighborhood that has a lit house that is amazing! So we stopped and got out. We were walking around looking at the lights when we heard sirens!! That's right.. Santa on a firetruck. Now we are not a family that does "Santa" but our kids of course know who he is because of the world we live in. Anyway, it's was really neat to stand there watching my kids wave at Santa and all of the sudden I got very emotional (no I am not pregnant). I can remember as a child running out to the end of the driveway to see Santa on the firetruck. He would toss us a candy cane and say "Merry Christmas" in that big joyful voice. All of the memories just came flooding back. As I stood there with my wonderful husband and 3 sweet children, I just loved being me. I love my life, my family, and my Savior for all He has done for me. I'm SO thankful for all of the wonderful blessings I have in my life and I hope that I never take then for granted. One day, the kids will be grown and Neil and I will sit and wonderful how it all went by so quickly. I don't want to rush through any of this.. not the potty training.. the school work.. the diapers.. the boo boos .. the hugs and kisses... the bed night stories with Daddy.. none of it.. I want to learn to treasure each moment and find joy in everything that I do. I don't want to get too focused on if my tree is pagan or if I shouldn't have let my kids wave at Santa.. and the list goes on. I'm not perfect, and anyone who knows me could vouch for that. I realize I can't do it all. I can't have the perfect house, the perfect meal, the perfect children etc. but I can have peace in what God has given me and do the best I can to make my house a warm, inviting home that my husband can't wait to get home to and my children want to emulate when they are grown and have their own homes. I want it to be a place of worship and warm fellowship with those I love... So now ... I take a deep breath and just relax and enjoy :)
Merry CHRISTmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Christmas Parade

Daddy took Carson out to the Christmas Parade on Saturday. They had a great time. Carson handed out many tracts and got to watch Daddy open air preach. Afterwards the team came back to the house for food and fellowship. It was a great day.