Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just a few thoughts

This morning I was very upset that I wasn't going to be able to go to MOPS due to having a sick baby. I haven't been out of the house for a few days and was getting "the itch". My hubby knew I was upset, so he decided to call into work for the morning! What a great hubby!! He wins the husband of the year award.

I have a new craft idea too...I will post a picture when I take one. I learned a new way to make hand bags! You take a place mat, fold it in half, and sew the corners in a triangle. You then sew on ribbon for the handles and decorate it as you please. They really turned out nice!

AND a funny story: Occasionally I will post some funny kid stories, so bear with me!

Yesterday Kylie bit her brother and was in time out. When she was done, we always talk about why she was in time out. She was very upset, but started laughing when she sat on my lap. She proceeded to say, "mommy, you have hair up your nose". She couldn't stop laughing at this and neither could I. She sure does have a creative way of getting out of trouble. I am posting a picture of that cute little face!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Believing God

Our pastor has challenged us to read the chapter of Acts and meet with another member of the church to discuss it's relavence. He has been talking about bearing fruit as a Christian instead of "just believing". I always thought I was the type of Christian who was bearing fruit, but through this, I see that there is SO much more I should be doing.

I have decided to read "Believing God" by Beth Moore and let me tell is a wake up call. I know God has some exciting things in store for me and daily I am uncovering what these are (read my myspace blog). God has answered my prayers and IS guiding me in new directions. I have decided to become the Coordinator for MOPS next year (mothers of preschoolers). I knew that maybe someday this would be a position I would like to hold, but I had NO idea it would be this soon. It was very obvious that this is where I was supposed to be due to the fact that others STRONGLY encouraged me to take the position and all of this talk about becoming a TRUE Christian was all around me.

God is also challenging me to be an example to my children. As a friend of mine said in her blog, our children are our disciples and we are responsible for guiding them through love and example. (thanks Amy) This being said, I need to start living a simpler life. Some times I get so caught up in what needs to be done that I don't sit down and enjoy my children. They see mom as this crazy person running around attempting to make the house nice...HA! I have also decided to get rid of a lot of JUNK we have lingering around. My kids need to know that material items are not important in the scheme of things and they don't get everything they ask for.

So I am challenged to BELIEVE GOD and not just believe God. I am excited to see where God will be leading me over the next few months!!!

So I hope this makes some sense...

So I broke down and decided to blog

I was never much of a writer and this blog thing didn't really make sense to me, but I guess I will give it a shot. I started blogging on my myspace page and found it rather helpful in organizing my thoughts. Hope you all don't get too confused or bored by reading my blog. I promise to keep it somewhat entertaining by sharing stories about my little ones. I love comments, so make sure you show me some love!!! So here we go...

The most recent attempt at a family picture taken on Cooper's first birthday!
Zach, Cooper, Kara, and Kylie