Monday, June 14, 2010

A Covenant

A week or so ago God did a work in my husband and James proposed that we start each day with a covenant. A covenant with each other and God, to be uplifting to one another, say only sweet and kind has been wonderful.

And being Christians we should act and have this mindset anyway, and this has been a reminder for us to act accordingly, there is something about's purposeful.

It's not as if James and I fought all the time or didn't get along, we had a good relationship due to our relationship with Christ, our covenant has deepened our love for each other. It hasn't felt like it has taken effort or been difficult to keep up with, it feels so natural...this is what God meant for marriage. Thank you Lord for this new found love for my husband.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

An Opposum in my food

We have a trash can with a bag of dog food and a bag of cat food in it, critters love pet food.

It was believed to be dead...the lid was on, I think I did that. I didn't have a clue there was an occupant there.

We let him go even though he will probably just come back...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vacation Bible School 2010

Yes, their shirts are wet, hosing out a trash can outside and then Christian putting tape on the spray nozzle on the sink, silly boys.

The goofy grins are because we are slap-happy and exhausted from this long week of VBS.

I have been the VBS Director at our church for the past 5 years, so of course it is just natural for my boys to be so willing to help. Actually, they were fabulous this week, I was so proud of them. Christian taught the Kindergarten class and Cameron helped in the 3 year olds thru PreK class - the hardest class!

Well, it has been a lonnnnnggggg week, all starting with our annual VBS kick-off last Saturday. Each year we make a float for our town Jubilee Days festival's parade, pass out flyers to the kids for them to come to the kick-off following the parade and register for Vacation Bible School. The church is only two blocks from main street so this works really well. We usually get a dunking booth and have other games and serve lots of free hot dogs. Our float took 2nd place, lots of kids got registered and we all had a great time.

VBS then started Monday, since there was no funding for summer school and our pool was closed there isn't much for kids to do here so we decided to conduct VBS from 8:30 to 5. Whew, this was a big task, after the second day I thought we were crazy, by the third day we were all delirious but it has all been worth it. Wednesday, one of our 5th graders asked Jesus to be his Saviour and more on Thursday, what an awesome experience it is and was to see God working and moving and saving lives. Church members of all ages pitched in to help and I was so blessed to be a part of it.

UPDATE: The spray nozzle on the sink that I mentioned earlier...well, James got it the next morning, LOL

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Parenting Tip #1

Over the years I have learned many things about parenting. I haven't always made the best decisions regarding this issue but have learned, discovered, and changed things throughout.
I have now decided to share these with which you may not agree but that's okay.

These tips are in no particular order and may vary in nature...

#1 - Never let your child (who has been raised to love God and the things of God) go to a secular birthday party.

Experience - Last night I let Cameron go to a friend's birthday party at the Community Building in our town. There were parents there, the party was supposed to go from 6 to 10 but I told the parents and Cameron that I would pick him up around 8. (The 8 part was a good choice) When I arrived I spyed disturbing things...children, my own son's age, were making out outside the building and another smoking! Ah!!! I said to myself "this will never happen again!" I went inside to get Cameron out of there and viewed nothing too crazy, there were cousins and brothers of the birthday girl there playing musical chairs and such but loud music and it was dark and I'm sure they weren't playing God honoring songs (now I was thinking "what is wrong with me?") I got Cameron to the car and he said "I wish I would have went home with you instead of coming here, it was boring" he went on to say that everyone was surprised he came because his parents were so strict. I told him we are just trying to protect him and then asked if he thought we were strict. He said "no, I don't think you're strict, their parents are just wreckless." Sweet victory! I loved it because it's true. But I somewhat regret letting him go even though he didn't get involved in anything weird but am glad that he can see he's not missing out on anything.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me!!!

This photo was taken on June 5, 1993; my wedding day! Yes, I caught myself a man!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Saggy Pool

Saggy pool, saggy pool,

The mice have chewed on you,

The holes were too much this year,

And now where the barren sand remains,

Will only hold loads of cat poo.

So we decided to destroy it!


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