Sunday, September 30, 2007

More Scriptures on the Car

The other day we were painting pumpkins at playgroup and I decided to do a couple more scriptures on the car since the paints were out and I had people to watch Denali while I did it. One gal had a Bible so I was able to find two more to put on there.

The first one is "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." Revelation 4:8.

The second one is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Some new things I learned this time were that Windex takes off fresh acrylic paint, so if it's been less than a couple of hours, you can take it off if you messed up. I also learned that it can even take off old paint if you try really hard. I was able to fix the ones I messed up but neither of them turned out as well as I hoped. On the other hand they are now all protected with polyurethane so I don't have to worry about flaking. The one that was on the trunk had flaked off with the original car paint so I had to do touchups on that one.

Here's some of our previous scriptures, and some more.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Long Overdue Photo Update

Denali took this picture. I'm skinny! That's all I could say when looking at it. So weird to look at a picture and see skinny.

This is a partial shot of the blorange quilt I made for my sister. It took me two years because I don't ever have enough time for quilting.

We can get Emlyn far enough up a rock wall so that she can swing. That's the only reason she'll climb usually, is for the swinging afterward.

"You cannot get through unless you ask."

My bro Daniel came to visit. It was fun.

Growing Up

The retreat was wonderful. I was renewed and reminded that our fight is not against unruly children and dirty houses; our fight is against Satan himself. I try to remember that each day.

My son, who will be 3 in January, is growing up. Almost every day he uses the potty at least once, and usually at his request.

Tonight he asked to sleep in the big bed in his room rather than his crib. I nonchalantly said "sure!" but inside I am aching. What will I do without a crib?

Sell it for money, maybe! :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My cup overflows

I had a lovely birthday full of family and fun and well-wishes.

We started the day by letting Emlyn's teacher know that she would not be in class "for personal reasons." Then we proceeded to wander around, having fun and spending money all day. We finally got back to town and went to a Japanese steakhouse for dinner, one of those where they cook the food right in front of you. They thought it was weird that there were 3 birthday celebrants at the table, but it was so cool- at the end they gave us each some cake and a set of nice chopsticks.

Overall it was so full of laughter and fun, it makes me want to do it all over again. If only every day could be like yesterday, where we spend exorbitant amounts of money, skip school, and leave the housework alone.

Of course the kitchen is starting to smell kinda funny, so I guess I need to clean. And I also need to start with packing for the women's retreat I'm going to tomorrow. Pray for Joel, as he will have the kids all to himself all weekend.

Pictures will someday be uploaded. Maybe.

Monday, September 10, 2007

So Sad!

Emlyn, on our way to school this morning:

I've got so much owies in all my bendable places today!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Birthday Season

In our family we have a lot of birthdays in September.

On the 12th Joel, my sister Grace, my mother-in-law Linda, and me have our birthday.

Yes. You read that right.

Grace and I, and Joel and Linda, all have the same birthday. Then a couple days later is Joel's brother-in-law's birthday. Not to mention a few more cousins and relatives scattered about the month.

I've grown up having the same birthday as my sister, so I'm pretty much used to it. But now that there's four of us, it's almost like another Christmas. Lots of money spending and having fun.

It's weird though, because this is what I think on my birthday:
"It's my birthday. That's awesome! I should get to sleep in and have cake all day and Joel should watch the kids and cook.
Oh. It's my husband's birthday. I should let him sleep in and give him cake all day and I should cook him a great meal."

Do you see the dilemma here?

I've been enjoying my birthday present from Joel- it's an iPod second generation. It's really fun. I'm also hosting a Pampered Chef show for my birthday so I can get some new pans, so if you need anything cooking-wise, let me know.

This year my brother, who is a senior in college, will be flying in for the week and hanging out with us. What? He's skipping class? Who told you?

We will go swimming and out to dinner. And generally have a good time. The only problem is whether Grace and Daniel and I can get our other sister Ruth to come and skip school as well, maybe just for a couple of days. Should we be a bad influence on the youngest sister? It's a 3.5 hour drive from her school to here. Grace lives here too. So I think she could do it.

Would I have done it when I was in college? Probably not. But I sure am excited to see my bro.