Nov 24, 2008

A family that prays together stays together.

Do you ever just stare at a sunset and find yourself contemplating the future?
I love this site called, Prophecy Today. It corresponds today's news with a Bible verse pertaining to future events. It is very interesting! The Bible tells us that "no man knows the time" of Christ's return, but God did give us some signs to look for. One of the signs of Christ's return is when the days become as morally declined as "in the days of Noah." Back in "Noah's day," the people literally had no morals. I think we'd all agree that we are definitely living in a day where we are seeing just that. We are battling against so much with what is on tv, internet, magazines, billboards. It seems that I can't even walk through the mall without being plagued with loose morals. It's everywhere you turn. Sometimes it feels as if we're teaching our children how to swim in the ocean with enormous waves swelling over us. I get tired. I get scared. I fear for their future. I worry. My thoughts battle against what I know to be truth. Here are some truths that I am clinging to today:

He promises to never give us anything that we can't handle. 2 Corintheins 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

He promises never to leave us. Hebrews 13:5 "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."

He promises strength in the midst of trouble. Isaiah 40:29 "He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power."

I believe that Satan's attacks are targeted on our families. Cling to your family, pray for your family, exchange your thoughts of worry for God's truth, and teach it to your children. You are protecting yourself from Satan's attacks!

Nov 15, 2008

Waiting for my Daddy

My name is Annie. I yike to play dwess-ups. I yike to play skool with my sistas. I yike pancakes, but I don't like sorup. I yike to help Mommy cook. I yike pink nail polish and yipstick. I yike new shoes.

I yike to watch my Daddy's twuck pull down da dwiveway when he comes home.

I yuv my Daddy.

Nov 13, 2008

Welcome little Anna Grace

Congratulations to our friends, Seth and Liz, who just had their baby girl.

Born on: 11/10/08

Weight: 8lbs 1oz

Length: 20" long

Bring on the pink dresses, dollies, hairbows and emotions! She's here!

We are so happy for you guys. She is absolutely beautiful!

Nov 7, 2008

Joel's birthday present

I thought I'd try uploading a video. Hopefully, it works. I made this movie for Joel's birthday this year. The video is about 8 minutes long, so go grab yourself a cup of coffee, some popcorn, nestle down in your chair and enjoy the show. :o)

Nov 6, 2008

We want change!

America wanted change.....America got change.

Emma wanted change.....Emma got change.

I like Emma's change.

Nov 3, 2008

A little boy's heaven

Papa spent the weekend here. When he pulled up, I had five kids jumping up and down, and then they all went running out to meet him.

I asked the kids to name 10 things that describe their Great Papa. Here's what they said....

1. He loves us.
2. He is kind.
3. He has time for others.
4. He can do things that not too many other Great Papa's can do.
5. He is thoughtful.
6. He's smart.
7. He tells the best stories.
8. He has the coolest basement in the world!
9. His laugh makes me happy.
10. He loves God.

The boys have always loved to listen to all of Papa's hunting stories. They sit wide-eyed with excitement and ask him all sorts of questions.

This weekend, Papa taught them about gun safety, how to clean a gun, how to load it and how to shoot.

Matt and Mikey will never forget the day they learned how to shoot. They were in "little boy heaven"...including Papa. :o)

The boys did quite well. Mikey shot the target once. Matt got it almost every time, BUT I AM THE MASTER!!!!!!! If the price of groceries keep rising, this family ain't starving. I'll rustle up some grub for us.

Yes-siree, just call me Wyatt, I don't wanna be him....Wild Bill?...nah. John Wayne...nope I don't want to be him either. ANNIE OAKLEY! There we go. (Ooo, I'm awfully glad I painted my nails this day. Don't you think red and brown look good together?)

In the evening, we sat in the living room and sang songs. We decided to pick everyone's age and sing whatever song came up. Mary played the violin, I played the flute...just call us the Partridge family. It got interesting when Papa told us that he was 38. I said, "38, huh? How can that be?...I'm only 32!" Then he sheepishly said, "Yeah, well you just gotta switch the numbers around."

Papa went home with lots of hugs and kisses and all sorts of artwork. He is loved, that's for sure!!

What a joy it is to have such a "loving, kind, sacrificial, unique, thoughtful, smart, entertaining, possesser of the coolest basement, happy, Godly, GREAT Grandpa!"

Nov 2, 2008

Sarah Palin was here!

Sarah Palin showed up at our home. We were privileged to have her stay for dinner. She told us that she would appreciate our vote on Tuesday. I said, "Honey, if you eat all your broccoli, you'll get MY vote!"

As I tucked Ms. Palin into bed, she asked me to put her glasses in her "porse." For those of you who always wanted to know what's in Sarah Palin's purse. I have the list....
- my red lipstick
- a Polly Pocket doll
- 3 pennies
- and last but not least, gum and packet of smartie candies.

She's a smart woman, indeed, and she's getting my vote on Tuesday!