Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I've been TAGGED:

1. I AM...still amazed how much God loves us!
2. I WANT...warm soft cold.
3. I HAVE…so much to thank God for.
4. I KEEP... cleaning the same things over and over again...haha!
5. I WISH I COULD... play the piano Ally or Pastor Hake
6. I HATE… all insects!
7. I FEAR... loosing my family
8. I HEAR...silence....Jacob is sleeping
9. I DON'T THINK... I'll get Christmas cards sent out...:(
10. I REGRET... that I stopped running...yikes!
11. I family and friends
12. I AM NOT... warm
13. I DANCE... when I'm happy
14. I SING... songs that I make poor son gets to hear them all the time :)
15. I NEVER...cross everything of my list
16. I RARELY... get mad...haha
17. I CRY WHEN I WATCH... anything...I'm a huge cry baby
18. I AM NOT ALWAYS... prepared
19. I HATE THAT...I live so far away from my family
20. I'M CONFUSED ABOUT... alot of things...just ask my wonderful husband who gets asked all my questions....haha!
21. I NEED... to have tea with Ally soon! I love you too :)

I TAG Shannon again!

I'm still Amazed!

Today, Jacob and I were heading into town, and I started thinking about what Mrs. Hughes said in our devotion on Monday night. She asked us to consider Mary, and what it was like that first Christmas night when Jesus was born. I started thinking how Mary must have loved holding the Son of God in here arms. Then, I thought about Jesus as a baby, and how his little hands that Mary probably held grew into the hands that were nailed to a cross, and how is little head that Mary probably kissed was crowned with thorns, and that perfect little boy that Mary watched grow was crucified for my sins. I'm still amazed how much God loves us all, and so thankful for the gift of Salvation. I'm so happy that my family knows the true meaning of Christmas, and I look forward to sharing that with Jacob as he gets older.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The LEGEND of the Candy Cane

A Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.

He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the virgin birth and sinless nature of Jesus. Hard candy to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the "Good Shepherd".

The candymaker then included red stripes. He used three small stripes and a large red stripe to represent the suffering Christ endured at the end of his life.

The candy became known as a Candy Cane - a decoration seen at Christmas time. The meaning has faded, but still gives joy to children young and old, whom Jesus loves and treasures.

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me

White is for my Savior
Who's sinless and pure!
"J" is for Jesus My Lord, that's for sure!

Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Purple Garlic Mash Potatoes

I just wanted to share with you all our purple garlic mash potatoes we had for Thanksgiving with my family. Yes, the potatoes are actually purple... they're supposed to be more of a blue color, but for whatever reason they turned out purple. My Mom works for the WSU experiment station in Prosser, and one of the doctors is trying to make red, white and blue chips! It was a little freaky because they were so purple, but at least they tasted good!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ten things I'm Thankful for.

I'm not sure how this tag thing works. Alice might need to walk me through it. :)

1) My Salvation ,the Bible, and Gods amazing grace. Psalm 84:11 "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."

2) My best friend and wonderful husband Dan. He has shown me what love is. "I love you
not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." Roy Croft

3) My sweet boy Jacob. My mind always wonders back to the day I found out I was pregnant, and how happy I was. Tears of joy started streaming down my face once the doctor told me the reason why I had been feeling so sick...she mistook my tears for sadness, I quickly told her that they were tears of joy! I had desperately wanted to become a mother, but do to certain things happening in my life, I never thought it was a possibility. The love I feel for him takes my breath away!

4) My Grandma Lil. I can't thank my Grandma enough. She was the one that made sure all her grandchildren grew up knowing the love of the Saviour. She took us to church, enrolled us in christian school, read to us about God, sang praises to His name in front of us, and she prayed for everyone of us at least once a day. No matter what was going wrong in my life...she always found a way to make it better with her words of encouragement, prayer, faith and love.

5) My Parents. I love and miss them so much. They have given me so much to be thankful for!

6) My lovely one else gets our family :) I begged my parents for a baby brother or sister for years. Finally 9 1/2 years later my baby sister came into the world. From the moment she was born, I have loved, protected, spoiled, and yes fought with her, but we have an amazing bond. I'm so happy we are sisters and friends. I love her so!

7) My friends. I have meet, and became friends with many different people over the years and I've been blessed by each friendship, but I have found a group of wonderful christian women that I consider my close friends at BBC. I love them and I'm so thankful for them.

8) My church. I spent several years not going to church. Living my life how I wanted to...I knew I needed to start living a christian life and get back into church. Our family finally made the decision that we needed to find a church, I knew the type of church I wanted to be apart of...but my husband not growing up Baptist wasn't so sure that he wanted to try out a Baptist church. We finally agreed that we would try out different churches, but we both wanted the church we decided on to use one Bible the KJV. After looking around town we decided to give a Christian Church a try. We went on Easter bad could they mess that up...right! Well, about 15 minutes into the sermon I was ready to run away. Once we were in the car Dan and I looked at each other and said NO! We started looking on the internet, and I found the BBC website...I was so excited! Our first Sunday at BBC I felt like I'd come home, I was so thankful that Dan felt the same way! We our so thankful for our Pastor and BBC!

9) Our home. It might not be the best looking home on the block...hehe, but it's home to us. We've put tons of money and many hours into our home. It's made Dan and I closer by working together, and it's given me a wonderful neighbor and friend...Alice!

10) A good cup of coffee/tea. What can I say it gets me through the day :)

I think I will tag my friend Shannon :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Top Ten Signs You've Been Home Alone With the Kids for Too Long

By Linda Sultan

10. You wait for your child to nap so you can play with Barbie all by yourself.

9. You begin cutting your own meat into tiny little pieces.

8. Big Bird’s new bow tie

gives him a handsome, debonair look you never noticed before.

7. You call your mother and tell her all you’re friends are busy, you have nobody to play with and you’re bored.

6. When you finally sit down with your new novel, you start to read it aloud.

5. You long to watch a TV show NOT brought to you by a letter of the alphabet.

4. There’s an ad for shoes across from an ad for diapers and the diaper ad gets your attention.

3. You don’t mind being sticky.

2. You can’t remember the last time you were alone in the bathroom.

and the number one sign you’ve been home alone with the kids for way too long

1. You wish your mother lived with you.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Christians" - by Mayla Angelo

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."

I'm whispering "I was lost,

Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I don't speak of this with pride.

I'm confessing that I stumble

and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not trying to be strong.

I'm professing that I'm weak

And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not bragging of success.

I'm admitting I have failed

And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not claiming to be perfect,

My flaws are far too visible

But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I still feel the sting of pain.

I have my share of heartaches

So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not holier than thou,

I'm just a simple sinner

Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Floss

Last night we went outside and started carving our pumpkins. Once we got to the gross part of gutting our pumpkins Dan told Jacob that the stringy pumpkin guts were dental floss. Jacob loves to floss his teeth, so listening to his Dad he started putting the stringy pumpkin guts through is mouth like he does when he gets dental floss! I thought it was pretty gross and told him to stop! Of course his Dad said that it was fine, and encouraged Jacob to continue flossing his teeth. Unfortunately, Jacob wasn't happy just flossing with the pumpkin guts. Jacob started spooning out the guts and eating them! I decided to lighten up...and just let my baby have fun no matter how much he was covering himself in pumpkin. We kept asking him if the pumpkin guts tasted good...he kept replying YEAH...num! It was so sweet to watch this child that God has blessed me with exploring his pumpkin. I told myself this is his first pumpkin, I will never see him at this age again eating pumpkin and making messes! I found myself not just enjoying the minutes that passed by, but loving every moment and so very thankful for the memories that we made!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Love in the Home

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love, I am a housekeeper--not a homemaker. If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness--not godliness. Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.

Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window. Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys. Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive. Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood. Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart. Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child. As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love. - Author Unknown

Two Words

Remem​ber your answe​rs have to be two words​.

1.Where​ is your cell phone​?​ in purse

2.One tattoo? just fine
Your hair? needs cut

4.Your brother? don't have

5.Your sister? at work

6.Your favorite color? to many

7.Your dream last night​? very scary

8.Your favorite beverage? vanilla mocha

9.Your dream​/​goal? Happy family

10.The room you'​re in? Living room

11.Your ex? far away
Your fear? family dying

13.Where​ do you want to be in 10 years​? with family

14.Where​ were you last night​? at church

15.With who? church family

16.Muffins? are okay

17.One of your wish list items​? new boots

18.Where​ you grew up? Prosser, Wash

19.The last thing​ you did? cleaned kitchen

20.What are you wearing? pants shirt

21.Your TV? not on

22.Your pets? big dog

23.Your computer? very nice

24.Your life? wonderfully happy

25.Your mood? very happy

26.Missing someone? my Grandma

27.Something you'​re not wearing? my socks

28.Favorite Place​? the beach

29.Your summer? very busy

30.Love someone? very much

31.Your favorite shape​? not sure

32.Last time you laugh​ed? with Mom

33.Last time you cried​? yesterday afternoon

34.Who will repost this? not sure